Thursday, November 17, 2011

November BellaBox - A Tad Disappointed.....

I was eagerly awaiting the November BellaBox this month as I sneaked a peek at some blog posts from others who received their boxes a couple of days ago. I was mainly excited to try the OCC Lip Tar which was one of this month's contents as I've heard such good things about these and have been wanting to try them for ages. Unfortunately, when mine arrived I felt a little deflated :-( The Lip Tar that I received was in the colour of Strumpet which is an extremely dark bright plum colour which is just way too dark for me to ever wear anywhere out in public! I would have been over the moon with any other one of the lighter shades these come in. Boooo, way to disappoint!

Oh well, here is a complete list of the contents of this month's BellaBox:

1) Lancome Visionnaire (5 ml) - Visionnaire is the first skin care with LR 2412, a molecule designed to penetrate throughout all the layers of the skin's epidermis, triggering a range of micro transformations.

2) Erborian BB Creme, Elixir Au Ginseng & Yuza Sorbet (3 x 1.5ml sachets) - This is a Korean product which has selected priority energising and detoxifying herbs to stimulate the metabolism and speed up microcirculation. The result: natural anti-fatigue and strong anti-ageing properties.

3) Gatineau Melatogenine Force Collagene Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate - Helps stimulate the strength, vitality and longevity of collagen fibres.

4) Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar in Strumpet (8 ml) - A stunning new innovation in lip colour. OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick with the ease of application of a gloss.

5) Orofluido Beauty Elixir for Hair (5 ml) - A heavenly indulgence for hair containing Argan Oil, Cyperus Oil and Linseed Oil, each producing its own beautifying properties to give remarkable silkiness, lightness and shine.

6) Twistband - A hair tie from California to keep hair secure without snagging or leaving ugly creases.

Personally, I'm a bit disappointed in this month's box and not only because the Lip Tar is practically useless to me. I think all the samples are too small to really give a good indication of any of the skin/hair products and the Twistband is something I could have made myself from some elastic in my sewing kit.

If this had been the first box I definitely would not have stayed subscribing. I know the Lip Tar is most likely supposed to be the spotlight item for this month so because I'm not happy with the one I received that's probably put a dampener on the rest of the contents for me.

Did anyone else receive the November BellaBox? If so, what did you think of it?



  1. OMG...As mentioned on Twitter I completely concur. I was probably less kind in my review but am blatantly honest like that! Not that i'm saying you weren't, but i'm probably a little more blunt! :)

  2. I haven't ever heard of that book. Your honesty is refreshing! New follower here from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All-Consuming Books blog hop. If you get a chance come stop by my blog for a visit! I'd love to have you!

  3. I know the feeling. I was worried about getting an unwearable colour in the OCC Lip Tar but luckily I got a pinky coral colour which while I wouldn't usually buy, it definitely suits me and will get some wear. I also got the Twistband in Black (double good luck as I only wear black hair ties). I'm not sure about the Korean samples, I don't think the BB cream can even my cover my face for one use and i'm flooded with wrinkle creams and no one to use them on :S

    Actually kind of deciding if I should unsubscribe since I also get Lust Have It.

  4. I'm addicted to beauty boxes - I've got 3 on the go atm. :)

  5. I was also worried about getting an unwearable colour and it happened! Maybe with something like that it might have been better to ask members to pick two or three preferred colours so they could send you one you would like. Oh well, for $15 you can't complain too much I guess.
    I also have three of these on the go at the moment. I probably won't keep it up as I am getting way too many face creams and serum samples than I can actually use up so I think in January I'll reassess and possibly unsubscribe to one or two. I'll wait to see if there is anything special coming for xmas first :-)


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