Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bellabox Singapore: NOVEMBER 2013 BEAUTY RETREAT


Hi everyone! Before I start with the unboxing proper I want to vent out a little first...


I want to say that I was a bit disappointed with this month’s box and how it was delivered to me. Here’s how it all went down: I got an email from Bellabox on 13th Nov telling me that my box will be delivered on the 18th (the following Monday). I waited the whole day of 18th Nov but did not receive my box. I waited the next day and still did not get it. So the following day, 20th Nov, I decided to drop them an email about my box and it was only then that they told me it would be delivered on the 25th (another Monday). I just got a little bit annoyed that I had to even ask. Tsk. I let that go easily.

I then got an SMS from their shipping company informing me of the time schedule of the delivery. I was told it would be between 5PM-8PM. I thought that was fine because my hubby and I would already be home by that time. But NO! At around 12:20PM, I got a call from the delivery staff telling me they’re at our gate and asking if I was home. I said I was not so the girl offered to just leave the box at our gate and asked me to call her when I got it. I was stunned. I didn’t know what to say, so I just answered, “ok” and the line went dead. My hubby and I looked at each other with a “what will happen to the box?” kind of look. I had to check on my housemate to see if he could probably get the box for me. Agh. Hassle!

I mean what’s the point of the delivery time slot we chose on Bellabox website and the time schedule given by the shipping/delivery company if it won’t be followed anyway? Receiving this month’s box was a big hassle for me. I’m now thinking if I’m still gonna continue next month. Sigh.

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Alright! Enough of the ranting and let’s start with the unboxing. Here are the items I got:

LYNCACARE MINERAL TRUE COLORS
5ml / S$29.90
Multipurpose cosmetics – our favorites! This silky smooth pigment is your all-in-one makeup color for your lips, eyes, cheeks, nails, hair or body. To be used individually or as an enhancer for other cosmetics.


Initial Reaction: It’s a very subtle highlight color in my opinion. It’s something I might use on (what I’d like to think as) my cheekbones (I really need to go on diet real soon, lol) and on my brow bone. I can also use it on my inner tear ducts to brighten up my eye look.

HEE ETERNITY HYDRO-GEL MASK 24K GOLD+SYN-AKE
3 per box / S$33
Pamper your skin – top to bottom – in 24K pure gold, Syn-Ake and the latest Korean patented beauty technology! Melt hydrogel mask into hot water after use, and sok your hands and feet for a holistic beauty experience!
Initial Reaction: Another mask. End of the story. Hahaha. Seriously, my mask stash is already full!

TWISTBAND HAIR TIES
Set of 3 / S$10.95

Initial Reaction: This is my third time receiving this. No comment.

BELLABOX POUT PENCIL
2.4g / S$17.80
This highly pigmented hot pink lip crayon is enriched with Vitamin E and Beeswax for a smooth and hydrated pout. Tis long-lasting shade is all you need for a classic bella fun time. Pinky promise!

Initial Reaction: I’m a lippie girl so, of course I like it. And I don’t have this color yet in my collection (or maybe I do? Ooops!). It glides on smoothly and it’s not drying on the lips. I need to tone it down though to be more suited for a daytime look.

LIERAC PREMIUM COMPLETE ANTI-AGING 
EXTREME REGENERATING SERUM
30ml / S$258
This extravagant anti-aging serum contains 10% pure hyaluronic acid solution that will help restore and condition your skin back to its former glory. Proven to improve overall skin complexion after 2 weeks with a 99% anti-aging effect after just 1 month.
Initial Reaction: It looks very promising and it is also very expensive for me, hahaha. I looked in the mirror and frowned -  my skin’s former glory? I can’t even remember the day my skin declared war, what more trying to remember how my skin looks in its former glory. I guess that’s how long my skin’s been acting up and I’m beginning to lose hope, hahaha. If this product will work, my pockets might go crazy. Oh well!

BONUS: LIERAC PREMIUM DAY & NIGHT VOLUPTUOUS CREAM
15ml / S$78
Battle aging round the clock with the premium cream! It helps to combat the nasty signs of aging with B-Relaxor complex while enriching your skin’s appearance as the same time with its enriching nutritive complex. Aging is officially a thing of the past! 
Initial Reaction: S$78 for 15 ml?! I will age faster just by looking at the price of this cream, LOL. I’ve tried a few anti-aging creams in the past and I can’t really remember exclaiming in happiness about the results. Or maybe all these anti-aging products are meant for preventive measures? Hmmm…

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There you have it girls! Did you like any of the items I got? I like the lippie and I’m interested to try the expensive serum. How about you? Let me know in the comments


24 comments:

  1. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    Nameless Fashion Blog
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    1. Thanks Elisa! Yes, we can follow each other. <3

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  2. These are some really nice things that you got!
    You mentioned that you were intrested in the revlon lipsticks/stain on my blog and I wanted to tell you that the bella box lip pencil looks kinda similar to the revlon lip product!

    I personally really want to try the anti aging product!!

    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com

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  3. I think the anti-aging products are better if they are used as preventative measure. That's just my opinion though. I believe, wrinkles, esp those smile lines, are actually good. haha. They are the proofs that you've lived a good happy joyful life. :)

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    1. I like it when you put it that way, hahaha. <3

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  4. i think they should betterv improve their delivery system so that recipients will receive their package without hassles

    http://rhaichael.blogspot.com/

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  5. What a great post sweetie, thanks for visited my blog, i'd love to follow each other :) xx

    www.dechicaholic.com

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment and for following me on bloglovin. I did the same on G+ and bloglovin. <3

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  6. That's crazy that they just wanted to leave your package outside your gate. At least it made it safely to you. That lippie color is really pretty!
    Thanks for your nice comment! It would be lovely to follow one another. I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin' now. Hope you'll do the same and stay in touch Rebecca :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Hi Rowena! Thanks for dropping by and leaving me comment here. Yeah, I'm still thankful that I got my box. Anyway, I followed you back on bloglovin'. I've been trying to follow you on GFC but it's giving me error. It says:

      "We're sorry...

      We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later."

      I've tried several times already but it still doesn't allow me. I went back to your blog thrice already but still the same thing. I'll try again later or tomorrow. Thanks! <3

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  7. This box has great products, I especially like the lipstick color!
    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  8. im sorry to hear what you have went through on receiving this box, we subscribe on beauty boxes because we wanted to be happy and excited on receiving surprise goodies but not to have go tru alll this >_>~

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    1. very true. going through hassles like this takes away the excitement in receiving the box. :(

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  9. These look like great items...sorry about the hassle though, it's never nice when we get that!! Hopefully it will be better next time if you continue xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

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    1. I really hope so, too. I don't want to discontinue my subscription because of that. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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  10. The lip crayon was my favourite!
    Yes, lets follow each other.
    Followed you on GFC and Bloglovin (No36).
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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    1. Hey! Thanks for visiting back my blog. I really appreciate it. I followed you back on GFC and Bloglovin! <3

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