BELLABOX | Spring Shake Up

October 11, 2018

Thank you Bellabox for this amazing Spring Shake Up box, I think its been my favourite of all the boxes I have recieved and loved every single item! The box was fixed with amazing products to finally get out the winter rut and to shake up our spring routine. All the products were amazing and there was a wopping 4 full size products out of 6 so we were treated well and to make it even better one of the items was a Tarte Lip product! 

 

Tarte Lip Paint in 'Vibin'

Im still a newbie to Tarte as it wasnt so easily available to me when I lived in London so I'm slowly discovering the brand. We were given an option of two shades and I opted for the boldest deepest shade, 'vibin'. Its a beautiful brown toned wine berry shade which is deep and perfect for me. The lip paint is really pigmented with concentrated mineral pigments, light in texture and has a barely there finish. I didnt find that it was drying and it lasted all of a work day on the lips for me! Lots of coffee, drinks and food late when I got home the colour was still opaque but the dryness of my lips was showing through, so I do suggest that you use a lipscrub and moisterise the lips before hand so that you have a smoother finish on the lip.  As its thin in texture I found that it was effortless to line the lips to get the perfect pout. I find that when some products are too thick, when lining it has a build up of too much product when can smudge over. 

This was a great lip product and would love to add some more shades to my lip collection.

 

Pur Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara 

Why have I not heard of this mascara before!? This was amazing and I have been using it everyday since I got the box I think the sample size is nearly finished! Im going to tell you now, I will DEFO be purchasing this. I love a full volumised mascara and I dont wear lashes and this certainly did well to give amazing full lashes. 

The fully charged mascara is powered by magnetic technology , that wraps a positive charged eleastic veil around the lashes to lift, thicken,  seperate and define.. Im not sure if the magnetic techonolgy is on the brush or the formula but I found that the brush was able to get through my lashes really well as it is stiff  ( feels like a metalic brush) and not so condensed so has some space to coat. Usually with brushes like this I only get length and seperation, but I was able to get really thick fluffy lashes without my lashes looking clumpy. It lasted all day and didnt dry out with any flaking and get my lashes moisterised. The product is also filled with a specialised blend of ingredients to help condition and strengthen to help prevent lash loss.

 

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Another full size product and exciting as I have been using the Biore nose strips for years! The love the newbie charcoal edition as they work even better with my oily t-zone to detoxify an draw out excess oil. I like to best use these after a shower and exfoliating my skin for the possible results. I just wet my nose with some warm water straight after my shower and give the strip a twist to loosen the cuts to help it contour around my nose. Leave it on for 10 min or until it was hardened. The pore strips isnt specifically to extract black heads , you may get a few out / or even clogged pores which you can see on the dried strip with some dry skin too,  so you do result in smoother cleaner feeling skin. Its easy and simple to use and I like to add this to my routine every few weeks. 

 

Burts Bee Lip Balm in Wild Cherry

Much to my disaapointment this lip balm was not tinted and just a translucent nourishing balm which has been my go to. I use it in the evening after my nigh skin care routine and only really need to top up if I have eaten. The balm smells amazing enough to want to eat it and is great to pop into your hand bag. The balm is 100% natural and paraben-free.

 

Vitamasques Face Mask in Pearl 3D Sleep Mask

Ive used Vitamasques Pomegrante mask before and it was really hydrating so I was excited to try out the Pearl sleep in mask. I have a new love for sleep in masks as they work their magic whilst you rest and don't have to worry about rinsing 10 mins later. Vitamasque is a Korean skin care brand and have maks for big variety for different skin concerns. How cute is the packaging? The mask is within a seashell which requires a little mix up with the small spoon provided before applying.  This mask is to condition and perfect the skin with its natural exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells & regenerate collagen . The mask is a cream and gel texture with you mix up before use and is packed with ground pearls which contain amino acids, minerals and proteins for the skin.

Firstly, I loved the smell of the mask with was very oceany and refreshing so that was pleasent and secondly the texture of the mask was amazing. It was a hydrating gel which sunk into the skin effortlessly after a good massage leaving no residue but fresh toned and smooth skin. I only needed half the amount of the mask, which was still generous for my face and neck so used the second pertion the next day. It also has a little sheen going through it which gives your skin illuminosity. My skin looks and felt fab in the morming and I didnt have any sticky layer on my skin from the mask to fash away so I know that the product fullt absorped into my skin. 

 

BONUS: Natures Commonscents Body Wash in Goats Milk

 

Ive used Natures Commonscenrs body washes and soap bars before and they are lovely. We were sent a little sample size of the body wash, but it would have been amazing if there was little more product, but non the less its very gentle on the skin without any drying and has a subtle fragrance to it. 

 

 

Thank you for having a read of my Bellabox review. Did you get the box this month? If you havnt signed up to Bellabox yet, you can use my discount code : STRICTLYSAL to get $5off your first box!

 

 

 

Sal x 

 

 

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