It has been a very long time since I reviewed any beauty boxes… the trouble is they tend to be so fleeting, here 1 month, and gone another. The industry itself seems to have gone through some changes, with each box trying to distinguish itself from the competition. Regardless, it seems that beauty boxes are here to stay, and even as I find myself overloaded with products, it is always nice to get a mystery “surprise” every month! And today, if you would indulge me, I’d love to show you 3 boxes that showed up on my doorstep recently… there’s even a fun giveaway at the end of it all… so read on!
This is the longest-running beauty box in Singapore! I’ve personally witnessed the growth of this box over the last few years, and am very happy to say the quality has been very consistent and it has definitely improved in its offerings. With its Australian affiliation, Bellabox carries some very interesting new brands from time to time. For example, in the July La Petite Parisienne edition pictured above, I got a chance to check out Lollipops Glossy Lipstick. This is a French organic makeup brand that is free of paraben, preservative and lanolin. The kind of stuff that I love to explore, and in a delectable shiny coral shade no less!
I always love how Bellabox mixes high end and masstige brands… if the point of these boxes is to introduce you to something new, and lure you into buying the full sized subsequently, then it is nice to know the offerings are accessible! So stuff like L’oreal, and even Lierac fits nicely in those categories. But everybody loves a good deal, and a deluxe-sized tube of Glamglow mask draws interest.
Unfortunately, this July box is already soldout, but the upcoming August box looks set to impress as well. For starters, there will be a sleek eye liner included in every box. And you can order your first box for a very special price of SGD9.95 here!!
Her Fashion Box is an interesting box all the way from Australia, with complimentary shipping worldwide! Each box is a fusion of fashion and beauty, containing 2-3 fashion accessories, about 4 beauty samples, and a magazine that ties it all together and provides you with more inspiration around the month’s theme. The box that I received was the June 2014 edition with the theme of “Hat Trick” and came with a big floppy hat! The kind of thing I’ve always wanted but never got around to buying… I think I may just bling it up for my next holiday. There was a simple thin black belt included too, which was unfortunately too big for me, but I can always get a hole punched, no biggie.
Of note is a kabuki brush from Artiste Manicare which is most certainly a synthetic bristled brush, but felt decently soft in my hands, and a great size for buffing in powder and bronzer. There was also a full size tube of Bioelixia BodyShaper Stretch Mark Diminishing Crème. Although I no longer have stretch marks thanks to conscientious use of this immediately after pregnancy, the moisturizing ingredients in this are still relevant for my severely dry skin all over my body, and it smelled nice too! There were also samples of Klorane shampoos and conditioners, and a satchet of Montage Jeunesse mask that el hubs copped the moment he saw it!
Her Fashion Box is available in this standard size for AUD39.95, or a Mini box for AUD24.95. International shipping is free, and you can check it out here.
Coming back to home ground again, styleXstyle is back with their monthly beauty box called Little Black Beauty Box! If you are not familiar, styleXstyle is a fashionable Singapore-based portal for users to connect, share, and discover latest fashion, style and beauty trends. Their latest boxes are in collaboration with TANGS (one of my favorite shopping destination for beauty products!), and feature some of my favorite high end luxury beauty brands! I was really excited to receive a deluxe sample of Radical Skincare’s Restorative Moisture Cream and the newly reformulated Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream. A couple of sunscreen samples from Benefit and IOMA, the latter being one of the most recent beauty brands to set up a counter in Singapore.
What makes the Little Black Beauty Box’s latest collaboration with TANGS unique is a special emphasis on beauty services! Included in the August Jetsetter edition pictured above, are a number of coupons that can be redeemed for massages, manicures, and makeovers. Most notably, there is a $10 voucher that can be used to offset purchases on TANGS’ estore! Every box also entitles you to sign up for 1 of 3 exclusive workshops organized by La Mer, La Prairie and Guerlain!
The Little Black Beauty Box retails for SGD22.90, and can be ordered here.
As promised, I have a really exciting giveaway! Up for grabs are 4 x Little Black Beauty Box August Jetsetter Edition! That’s right, there will be 4 winners! This giveaway is open to all my readers here in Singapore (if you’re not residing in Singapore, sorry! But I promise an even better giveaway coming up very soon!). Just 3 simple mandatory conditions:
If you’re ready, log your entries for this giveaway in the Rafflecopter widget below. Deadline for logging your entries is 2359hr on 17 August 2014, and winners will be contacted by email. Good luck! xoxo