Sunday, May 31, 2015

May BellaBox Review

Hello everyone, I'm back with another bellabox review! I haven't done one of these since February because of a combination of me being lazy and not loving the products recently, but May has been a great month and I'm doing things a little differently today to help motivate me and perk these posts up! Plus I've missed reviewing beauty products and writing blog posts so here we go.

The theme for this month's box was a collaboration with Pop Sugar and everyone received either a contour or a highlighter pencil by Chella.

As you can see I got six products and two of those are full sized. So to begin with I was quite happy about that.

Real-U Control + Face Gel RRP $50.00 for 100ml

I was instantly drawn to this product because I've never heard of this brand before and the back of the tube stated in big letters that the product contains no salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide which is awesome because we all know I'm allergic to salicylic acid! I've been using this for the past week and I don't mind it. Yes my face still gets oily (when won't it) but it definitely does control it and delays how quickly it happens. I use this both morning and night underneath my normal moisturiser because it does make my skin feel a little tight and I don't want my skin to think it's undermoisturised if that makes sense, plus it's only a gel so it does need the extra. I'm seriously considering trying out their other products to go along with it.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil RRP $24.95

This is one of the products that everyone would have received in their boxes, the other was the contour pencil which my mum received in hers, so I'm very happy I have both of them. If you look at the tip of the pencil you can see it's definitely an ivory colour. I would love it more if it was brighter and lighter because against my pale skin it's not much of a highlighter for me but it's a good base for other highlighters!

Impulse Romantic Spark RRP $4.99 for 57g

This is a cute little sample of 'perfume in a spray' from Impulse. I quite like how it smells even though it does smell a little mature but I don't hate it. I think it's a great substitute for perfume if you don't want to wear something heavy or even if you're a little allergic to it. Plus the real size is a lot cheaper than perfume.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Rich Night Cream RRP $14.99 for 75g

I was very worried about this product when I read the words 'moisture rich' but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I like this moisturiser. I've been using it most nights and while it is a little bit greasy, it's not as bad as most thicker moisturisers I've used in the past. Combined with face oil and the control gel above it works really well at making my skin smooth and soft. I really like it and I'm super happy I've found a great night cream that I don't hate!

Eye Of Horus Goddess Pencil RRP $30.00

I've never heard of this brand before but it's nice to receive things like that and discover new brands and products. I'm not fond of the colour, I know emerald suits blue eyes but I didn't love how it looked when I used it and smudged it out. But I'll give it another go and see if I can incorporate it into my eye make up without making it look over the top or like I've been punched in the face. It's a great addition to any make up collection though.

Sunescape Hydrating Gradual Tan Extender RRP $33.00 for 200ml

I can't give a proper review on this product because I haven't used it yet but I've read all positive reviews so hopefully it works well for me and I love it as much as others do.

Overall I loved the May bellabox, for a while there I was doubting whether I'd continue my subscription after this month considering I've been getting this for a year now but I'm looking forward to June's box and I'm sure it's going to be just as great.

Thanks for reading!

- Melissa.

PS let me know if you like the layout of these posts like this with pictures instead of just a numbered list of the products!

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