Before I start on reviewing this month’s Bellabox, I just wanna share that this is Bellabox SG’s final edition of Bellaboxes here in Singapore :( They’ll be shifting their business to Australia, where Bellabox first started. I’m really heartbroken to see this awesome company go, especially since I’ve been working closely with this beauty box brand since it first started in Singapore 3 years ago. I remember the first Bellabox event that was held at Artistiq, which was also one of my first few beauty events that I’d attended back then when I had just embarked on my journey of beauty blogging. The Bellabox team was always very friendly and warm, and with every subsequent event, they’d surpass all of the attendee’s expectations with bags and bags of top notch products for us to review and try. I enjoyed the supportive culture that they had for us fellow beauty bloggers and would hereby like to thank the Bellabox Singapore team for doing such a great job all these years! I’ve seen comments on their Facebook Page mentioning that Bellabox is one of Singapore’ best beauty boxes around. I completely agree. Despite some misses here and there, Bellabox has always been able to enable me to try out new skincare and beauty products that I would not have tried if not for their recommendation in each month’s box. The monthly boxes have always been in pristine condition upon delivery and I love how I can give my honest opinions freely here on my blog without any pressure or scrutiny. Thank you Bellabox Singapore! <3
Alright, let’s get started on the review! It took me 1 week to test out all the products! :)
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The Elixir 79 gives the hair a very nourished, shiny finish. I prefer to use this on dry hair as the serum deeply hydrates my dry hair ends. I find my hair to be much straighter and more manageable with this hair serum/oil. It’s of a honey-like texture, very gooey but strangely, it doesn’t feel oily at all on the hair ends. No clumps, no knotting of hair, just smooth and shiny hair all day long :)
I didn’t exactly like this cushion foundation as it’s quite dewy on my skin. It’s be perfect to wear in Korea though, where the air there tends to be cooler and drier. Now we all know why Koreans can rock that dewy, porcelain look :) Singapore’s hot and humid weather is a disaster for such a pretty makeup look :(
I personally already own a full sized of the VDL Lumilayer primer and have found it to be most ideally paired with a cushion type foundation. If you’re to use any sort of semi-matte or matte foundation, it’ll totally cancel out the pearly, purplish effect that it has to the skin. This primer acts as subtle contour to the face by reflect light at all angles of the face, giving the face a more 3D look. I’m quite on the fence with this product as I’ve found it perfect for photo taking sort of makeup looks but performs terribly when it comes to oil control. I guess this is why we always advised to buy different products for different uses.
This eye cream is highly hydrating but doesn’t do much more other than that. I like to use this at night when I’ve taken off my makeup. Though it doesn’t depot or tighten the skin, it sinks much faster into the skin around my eyes to hydrate the entire eye area quickly. After 10 years of trying to find the perfect eye serum or eye cream for myself, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is none in the market :( I do have my top few favourites but they aren’t as good as they claim to be. Passable, but not unexpectedly impressive. I’ll update the blog here if I ever do find an outstanding eye serum or eye cream product. This one here is passable and a great deluxe sample size for travel :)
I’ve been using Belief products for a while now to know that their products do work, especially their whitening range. I do not like the whitening essence as it’s far too heavy and thick for our climate here in Singapore. The rest are quite good for the price point and I noticed results after a few days. I’ve never been sponsored by Belief before but have purchased their products for myself because of the rave reviews that I’ve been seeing thus far. This is one of my go-to skincare brands. I highly recommend them!
I used to use this toner very regularly! Dr G.’s Aquasis series has always been one of the top sellers at Sasa beauty stores! Beauty assistants have always told me that this toner doesn’t just hydrate, it reduces redness in the skin due to inflammation or irritation. My skin not been at its best for a long while now, so it’s a pleasant surprise to see this old time favourite again in this month’s Bellabox! Am locing it and will repurchase the full sized one again soon!
Thank you Bellabox SG for this final Bellabox! :)