Sponsored Review


I’ve received many wonderful products from generous brands over the past few months but unfortunately, I haven’t had the luxury of time to open all the parcels.

No thanks to my unforgiving schedule that has been circling around HoneyzCube.com‘s new mobile app (woo hoo!) as well as preparations for the most important event of my life – my wedding! 😀

I finally had time to go through my trove of beauty treasures one afternoon and guess what I found – a BellaBox!

It’s not just any BellaBox but a special collector’s edition to celebrate Singapore’s 48th birthday! Sheepish grin. Yeah, I know I’m very late.

But better late than never!

Anyhoo, the box wears a gorgeous batik design that pays tribute to one of Singapore’s most notable and unique living heritages – the Peranakan culture. Ingenious!

The products offered in the box were also amazing. I’m so glad they haven’t expired. Phew!

BellaBox is seriously pushing the envelope for subscription boxes this time. Read on to find out what novelty items I found in my BellaBox!

Before I go on, let’s open the BellaBox (BB) together!

Oh hey, it’s the Vanda Miss Joaquim!

The contents were nicely sealed with this beautiful sticker of our national flower.

Here’s a rundown of the items:

Brilliant 2-Step Gel Patch Lip Care System (Box of 5/ SGD19.90)

Jazzing up your overall look with a lipstick, but finding it hard to wear the bold colours because of dry, chapped lips? Brilliant’s 2-Step Gel Patch contains 100% hydrogel which will guarantee the moisture and energy those stressed lips needs! A blend of vitamins, fruit acid, grape seed oil, honey extract and Ceramide help to hydrate, prevent wrinkles and fine lines and condition the lips.
– 100% hydrogel to moisturise & re-energise 
– Contains blend of vitamins, fruit acid & honey extract 
– Helps to ease lips for a smooth lipstick finish 
– Perfect remedy for dry, chapped lips!
How to use: Place gel patch over the lips and peel off after 15-20 minutes. Tap excess essence over the lips.
My verdict:
When it comes to beauty masks, I thought I’ve seen it all. Well, it seems like that’s not exactly true. Kudos to Korean beauty brand, Brilliant, we can also give our chapped lips an enriching treatment of  vitamins and emollients.
Since I came back from Phuket last weekend, the skin around my lips has been pretty dry and red from sunburns. Most facial masks do not cover the mouth area so this product is truly a godsend. 
The gel patch felt cool and snug against my lips. After 20 minutes of intense nourishment, the lip lines lightened and my lips felt moist and soothed.
My lips remained smooth for a few hours even after drinking and eating. 
The gel patch is part of a 3-step lip treatment program. Here’s the full set known as the Love Heart Lip Care 3 Step System.
I heard they are all sold out at BB already. Aww.. I wanna purchase them all!
Wut??! All sold out???
This next item is also a lip product! The gaping difference is – it also functions as a cheek product! Read on!



ModelCo Cheek & Lip Tint (10ml/SGD28)


ModelCo’s CHEEK & LIPS is a lightweight, dual purpose cheek and lip tint that delivers a natural, rosy glow. The long-lasting gel formulation glides on smoothly, leaving the perfect amount of sheer colour for just-flushed cheeks and a lightly stained lip.

CHEEK & LIPS is ideal for that “no makeup” look with a subtle hint of colour. Combine with SHINE Lip Gloss for a soft, glossy lip.

– 2-in-1 cheek and lip tint.
– Natural, dewy colour.
– Long lasting, fast-drying formula.
– Lightweight, non-greasy finish.

How to use:
STEP 1: Using a brush or your index finger, apply a small about of CHEEK & LIPS onto the apple of your cheeks and lightly blend.

STEP 2: Apply to your lips by lightly dabbing with your fingers. When finished, be sure to remove excess tint from your fingers, as it can temporarily stain.

My verdict:
I smeared some on my hand to show you its texture and intensity.

The product has a watery consistency so remember to not squeeze the tube too hard like I did. The lip stain gushed out so quickly that I did not have time to blend it evenly.

But I’m still a huge fan of its faint rosy scent and dual-functionality. 🙂



FloraComfort Micellar Cleansing Water (120ml/SGD45)

The delicate multi-tasking cleansing water with Micellar technology captures and removes debris, makeup and residue in one simple step while hydrating and softening skin to prevent any feeling of tightness or discomfort. Cornflower extract and hyaluronic acid work to add radiance and hydration to skin for enhanced nourishment. Perfect for on-the-go cleansing, to freshen your skin with longer-lasting water reserves and elevated suppleness.

Benefits:

– Deeply cleanse while respecting your skins physiological balance
– Can be used on the eyes, lips and face

Active Ingredients: Cornflower, Hyaluronic Acid.

How to use: In the morning and evening, wet cotton pad and gently smooth over entire face and neck for makeup removal or cleansing. Rinsing is not necessary.

My verdict:
I conducted a quick experiment to test its efficiency.

Here’s the lip stain from the previous review.

Massaged the stain gently with some cleansing water.

Viola! The stain vanished without a trace.

What can I say but…. THUMBS UP!

WOTNOT Facial Wipes (25ml/SGD9.25)

Cleansing wipes are the perfect on-flight cleanser! You could remove your makeup and the day’s grime in a jiffy on your seat – without any mess.

I’m heading to Paris next month so this will certainly come in handy. Now I can look flawless and refreshed even after a 12-hour flight!

WOTNOT has produced a facial wipe so natural your skin will love it as much as you do. Facial skin is so delicate that only the most natural ingredients should be used in facial care products.

WOTNOT’s formula is enriched with all natural ingredients including Australian certified organic aloe vera to lubricate and repair, certified organic sweet almond oil to restore lost moisture and calm itch and inflammation, and certified organic rosehip oil for skin regeneration and moisture re-balancing.

The certified organic rosehip oil base is easily absorbed to condition skin and eyelids making lashes more lush, while the naturally sourced nutrients like Vitamin E help to heal, nourish and protect leaving the skin smooth, supple and glowing. A make-up bag essential that removes daily impurities and grime as well as gently wipe away make-up including waterproof mascara.

WOTNOT natural ingredients mean less irritation for your skin and being 100% biodegradable and decomposable, these wipes are even gentle on the environment.

Ingredients: purified water, caprylic/capric triglyceride (vegetable derived), glycerine (vegetable derived), cetearyl alcohol (plant derived), certified organic aloe vera*, certified organic sweet almond oil*, certified organic rosehip oil*, tocopherol acetate (vitamin e), cetearyl glucoside (plant derived), polyaminopropyl biguanide(extra mild preservative). *certified organic ingredients

Jasmine and Pomegranate Hand Cream (50g/SGD45)

This fast absorbing, rich and nourishing hand cream contains Pure Jasmine essential oil to provide a sweet aroma while Pomegranate extract contains Vitamin-C and Tannin to help provide wrinkle protection.

A Rice Germ Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, and Corn Oil combination provides nutrients to nourish and soften skin, while also creating an emollient protecting the skin with anti-oxidants from natural Vitamin-E, moisturising the skin, leaving it soft and healthy. Jasmine Oil is soothing and emotionally balancing while pomegranate extract firms the skin.

How to use: Apply to hands and massage gently until absorbed. Use twice a day or as required.

Key ingredients: Rice Germ Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Corn Oil, Jasmine Oil, Moringa Seed Extract, Pomegranate extract, Tumeric Extract.

My verdict:
I got a good whiff of its gorgeous Jasmine scent and thought it dissolved all the stress barriers instantly. I’m not kidding. The scent of Jasmine has long been known for its abilities to relax the body and calm the mind. So you bet, this innocent tube of hand cream smells just like seventh heaven.

To top it off, it also left my hands soft and supple without a greasy or tacky after-feel. 🙂

L’egere Aqua Smoothing Essence-in CC Cream (30ml/SGD38.90) & L’egere Magic Skin Beautifier C.C. Cream (50g/SGD39.90)

Prime, hydrate, correct, even and brighten your skin with L’egere CC Creams that are formulated with an innovative capsule technology that will make your skin stay protected and fresh around the clock. Rejoice to all-in-one CC creams!

my LIFE INC. Teaism Brew (SGD1.50 per wand)

You already have the tools you need for a healthier skin, how about something for the inner wellbeing? my LIFE INC. TEAISM brew boasts healthy teas for the busy you. All you need is a hot cup of water, throw in the FDA-approved aluminum wand, and voila! The road to achieving a wholesome balance on the inside and out! Available in Ginger Black Tea (for comfort), Green Tea (for balance), Fancy Black Tea (for energy), Blueberry Tea (for protection) and Osmanthus Tea (for restoration).

My verdict:
The concept is a marvel of ingenuity. Whoever thought of this must be an extremely lazy person but it’s ok. So am I. 😛

Just add hot water, stir the packet around and enjoy your brew!

I’ve tried the Black Tea and loved it’s mild and refreshing aftertaste. Never a fan of teas with a strong bitter flavour so this is a gem.

All in all, this was a fantastic edition of the BellaBox.
I could see myself potentially purchasing all the high quality products in it. And the collector’s box that is reminiscent of our unique hybrid Peranakan culture is the icing on the cake.
I just wish I had opened it sooner. 🙁
4.5 Honeyz crowns for this August 2013 Hello Singapore edition of the Bella Box!




BellaBox is available at SGD19.95 per month.

Visit their website at http://bellabox.sg and Facebook Page at facebook.com/BellaBoxSG for further information.

Your friend,
Juliana

Disclaimer: Please rest assured that even though the products were sponsored, they do not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are objective and genuine. Also note that all sources, information, content, links are valid to change at any time.

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