Vogue X Bellabox

Hello beauties,

I wanted to share with you a little snapshot of the upcoming Vogue X Bellabox beauty box that has been curated to be chock-full of luxe beauty samples from all across the globe. This little box sure isn’t little on value boasting a massive value of $180 for only $79.95, containing 11 well-loved products, and quite a few all-time favourite products for me. This box is such a great way to try luxury items without having to fork out for the full-size not knowing if the product works for you or not.

Let’s take a peak inside…

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The first thing that took my eye was a glossy white Quay Australia case. If you haven’t heard of it, Quay is a ridiculously popular and bang on trend sunglasses brand. The sunnies included are in the style ‘PLAYA‘. These are a very flattering universal aviator style, highlighted by the silver chrome frame and super reflective mirrored lenses.  These little babies alone would set you back $60.

Next up is the very famous, MAC Strobe Cream. This little luminous beauty is a must have in any makeup collection. It can be used in a myriad of ways from a brightening primer to a crazy bright instagram worthy highlight. I have been using this wonder-product for many years, and still haven’t managed to get through a whole bottle (a little goes a verrrry long way), so this little sample size is a perfect little taste. Also, if you use the code ‘BELLABOX’ on the MAC website, you will be eligible for free shipping – yes please!

If you scroll through my blog or instagram feed, it wouldn’t take you long to find a Stevie K product. Which is why the inclusion of a Stevie K Give ‘Em Lip  is really exciting.  These lippies are not only super pigmented, but they are also creamy and nourishing. This is one of my all-time favourite formulas to date. And what makes it even better, is that these bad boys were developed and made right here in Australia. Melbourne to be exact. Use the code ‘BELLABOX’ to get 25% off at steviekcosmetics.com

Another favourite product of mine is the ORIBE Dry Texturising Spray. This clever little invisible spray adds a gorgeous amount volume to the roots while also acting as a dry shampoo.  As someone with very fine hair, I need all the help I can get when it comes to volume and this product is my go-to. I actually prefer the travel size as it is easy to pop into your handbag and have voluminous hair on the go.

We are on a roll with favourite beauty products – it is like this box was made specifically for me. The Take Off The Day Balm by Clinique is my absolute holy grail when it comes to make-up removal. This balm dissolves every little bit of makeup on your face without stripping the skin of all that important moisture. This balm doesn’t irritate my skin or leave too much of an oily residue. I am so happy of the inclusion of the travel sized pot as it will be great for travel and perfect for the babes testing this little hard-worker out for the first time.

The Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum is another product that I have spoken about on numerous occasions.  It is not often that I see visible results from a product in only a few days, but this serum is no joke. Even after first use, my skin is plump, hydrated and glowing. Genifique is really light and easily absorbed and is perfect under makeup and is a practical addition to your skincare regime.

Jurlique is another brand that I have grown to love over time. The Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum is a lovely light, easily absorbed serum that is full of potent antioxidants that boost radiance and hydration. This product has worked well for me in the past, and I am looking forward to giving it another go. The size of this little guy is fabulous for an eye product as you only need a small amount and this gives you a chance to experience it without any wastage.

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The following products are brand-new to me and I am really looking forward to trialling them and possibly discovering new favourites.

Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender & Espresso Hand Therapy. This hand cream smells incredible. It seems like such a strange mix of scents as lavender has such a calming, soothing effect, while coffee is known for it’s uplighting and energising properties. This hand cream is silky smooth and feels lovely on the skin. I have popped this little tube into my handbag and I am looking forward to using it a little more.

Molton Brown Comice Pear & Wild Honey Liquid Hand Wash. While admittedly I thought a hand wash was a strange inclusion for a luxury beauty box, it does smell lovely and it sure does look lush.  I am not familiar with Molton Brown, but going by the fragrance it is definitely going to be a winner next to my sink.

While I am no stranger L’Occitane, the Shea Light Comforting Cream is a newie for me. L’Occitane always produce the most gorgeous skincare items full of beautiful botanicals. This particular cream is said to provide all-day long hydration and protection due to the addition of omega-6 in the formula. I am looking forward to giving this a go as I have had fabulous success with their products in the past.

And finally the last product is the Dr Lewinns Eternal Youth Skin Polishing Exfoliant. Formulated with green tea, and charcoal this scrub is said to slough away dead skin cells and draw out impurities from within the skin. As someone with blackheads and issues with texture this sounds really interesting.

So, that rounds up all the fancy products in the Vouge X Bellabox collab. This is the first box in a while that has really captured my attention. The products are of really high quality and most have a cult status, so it is perfect for those looking to try some new luxury items, or for those of us that already love these products and would benefit from travel sizes.

 

What do you think of the box?

 

Camille x

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

 

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Maslow & Co. Beauty subscription.

To be brutally honest, I haven’t been impressed with Australian beauty box subscriptions so far. I have subscribed in the past to quite a few, hoping that the next one would be better. But I am always left disappointed. The products are constantly repeated, many samples were only sachets, the customer service was poor and the selection of products wasn’t well thought out. I was wanting full size or deluxe samples from high quality brands that aren’t easy to access or well known in Australia. I was wanting good customer service not constant postage delays. Maybe I’m being too picky?

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Enter Maslow & Co. (Cue applause). Maslow & Co is based in Western Australia and has only been up and running since December. This particular beauty box is a bi-monthly service that is curated with thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Each edit represents a country, allowing you to discover new products from all over the world – The Beauty Passport, if you will. Maslow & Co. boasts high quality products in very generous sizes, which ticks all my boxes. Let’s dive into this edits particulars.

The current box is a two-part series of the USA. The current box has encapsulated the West Coast. “LA, California and beyond. Mesmerised by the relaxed glamour of old Hollywood and inspired by the innovative beauty brands making industry heat waves. We opt for the scenic route as we road trip through the City of Angles”

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ReverieMilk Antri Frizz Leave In Nourishing Treatment

I have never heard of Reverie before, but I am impressed. This lightweight cream smells incredible. It is bursting with essential oils and instantly relaxes me. This little guy is spread through clean damp hair for hydration and health. I only just used this after my shower and I can already tell it is going to be a new favourite. My hair feels soft and healthy and smells oh-so good.

Marula – Foaming Cleansing Oil

This is another brand that I have no experience with. The product name alone intrigues me – A foaming cleaning oil? Sounds ideal for my oily skin. This guy is meant to hydrate and clean the skin while softly exfoliating and removing dead skin and unclogging pores. AHA’s are used to brighten and clear the complexion. I haven’t had the chance to try the cleanser yet, but I cannot wait to crack it open and slather it on my face. I feel like it is going to be a winner.

Earth’s Nectar Mint Leaves Scalp Oil

Scalp oil? Another beauty product that I never knew I needed. This oil promotes hair health, hyrdration and shine, all the while aiding growth. Once again this product is full of essential oils ans botanicals making it smell insane. As the names suggests this hair treatment is full of refreshing and invigorating peppermint oil. While I haven’t used this yet, I am really looking forward to my hair looking super shiny and smelling minty fresh.

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Fig & Yarrow – White Clay Mask

Another new brand for me and so far I am loving what they do. Fig & Yarrow create small batches of hand crafted artesian treasures and believe in the power of natural and pure ingredients.  This particular mask is suited for dry to sensitive skin. This isn’t my skin type but I’m loving it nonetheless. I really adore that you can mix the mask with any liquid of choice to create your own personalised treatment. I currently have this on my face and it feels and smells beautiful – I mixed the clay with cool green tea (as recommended) and I am loving the effect.

Fig and Yarrow – Complexion Water

Once again this product smells amazing. Used as a toner the Complexion Water promotes health, healing and hydration.  The bottle sprays a very fine mist and it is absorbed instantly. My skin feels fresh and clean. Not only is this toner great for the skin it also provides aromatherapy benefits.

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Milani Baked Blush in Coralina

I am sure this brand and blush need no introduction. These little compacts of baked goodness are favourites of many beauty aficionados. These blushes are full of colour and blend out on the cheeks seamlessly. Milani is known to create high quality products for reasonable prices. I already had three Milani blushes (I am a huge fan) and lucky for me I didn’t have Coralina. This shade is the perfect fresh coral for Spring and Summer looks, it has a slight shimmer which gives off a beautiful healthy glow.

Overall, I am obsessed with this edit. The products are high-quality and full of lovely ingredients. This beauty box subscription is gaining hype within the beauty world and as you can see, there is good reason for it.  The next installment represents the East Coast of America and will be available to purchase until the 31st of July (Not much time left) For a little added bonus use the code ‘BENDER’ with purchase and receive a free Pixi Glow Tonic. I have been dying to trial this cult status product for so long! But it was never readily available in Australia, but now Maslow & Co. have changed that.

 

Speak soon,

Camille x