Beauty Desk Wrap Up: e.l.f and AugustHOME
This week e.l.f sent a whole bunch of goodies for us to play with. e.l.f is a really well priced range of cosmetics from the US that have recently landed in Australia and they love bellabox! We sampled their brushes in July and they were so happy that our subscribers loved their brushes; they would like our lovely bellas to try more of their products! We know which ones we like, but which products would you like to see in your bellabox? Tell us below.
Plenty of products...
Lots of products that you sampled in your August bellabox have now landed in the store: Be In Awe, Wotnot Facial Wipes - an essential if your lazy taking your makeup off at night like me - and more emerginC. We also have a great offer for our members from You, Me and Everybody right now. When you buy anything from the bellabox store, no minimum spend, we'll give you a free Bodhi Me Hand Wash with your purchase! They wanted all of our members to have one, but we could not fit them in the box, they were literally too big by a centimetre or two! If you have been waiting to buy something from the store, now is the time to use those reward points you have and get your mitts on your extra product.
Our August bellabox...
We had lots of fun trying gorgeous natural products for the August bellabox. Natalie and I love hunting out new brands and products, and some of the brands in this box are quite luxe, like Aurora Spa Rituals, emerginC, Uspa and Be In Awe to name a few. Don’t you just love the Luk Lip Nourish? It’s my new nuuuude lipstick (sorry, I can’t say nude without a Trude and Prude accent). It is a brand new, not even on the market, literally fresh-from-the-lab product and the owner of the brand is really looking forward to your feedback.
We love it when we receive great feedback from our members, but we also welcome any constructive criticism. After all, we are a business and we rely on you, our customers for our continued success. Facebook is a great forum to convey personal opinions and share feedback with other members, however sometimes the conversations can get a little personal. We do not delete any feedback purely because it is negative, however we do monitor what is happening on our page. If the conversation gets too heated, or inappropriate comments are being made, then we will need to step in. bellabox encourages positive interaction, and we do ask that when commenting on facebook, please be polite and respectful towards other members and our brand partners - it because of them that you receive a lovely box of goodies each month.
bellabox is beauty sampling subscription. The idea is that we, the beauty experts, do the hard work for you, testing new and existing products across all beauty categories, so that we can bring them to you. Although we ensure that each box exceeds the $15 price, the value of the service lies in the curated selection of products, as well as the information and education we give you on each and every product you receive in your box. We are very lucky when brands give us full size items - our mission is to present to you 5 deluxe beauty samples each month, so we count ourselves very fortunate when we can bring you a little something extra.
Although we would love to give you a whole box full of makeup items, for brands it is more valuable for them to sample skincare, as full size makeup items can be a very costly sampling exercise. We have thousands of members, and for some brands it is not possible for them to give us such high quantities, so we ensure that the products they give us make it to their target market and also to the members who have expressed an interest in that type of product. This means that not everyone receives the same box, but that’s what makes us different; the products in your box have been selected according to your beauty profile, not just your age. I am nearly 40; I don’t want glittery eyeliner, but that anti-aging eye cream? Gimme! We are very particular when allocating products. That’s Sarah’s job, not mine and I don’t envy the hair pulling I see when she is doing it! Sometimes, you might receive a product that you’re not in love with. Simply give it as a treat to a friend or a relative. bellabox is all about discovering new products, so if you get something you don’t like, then you know that product is not for you, and you'll be able to avoid going out and wasting money on it, before you realise it doesn't suit your beauty preferences.
We do our best to include skincare, body care, hair care and cosmetic samples so you receive an interesting choice of products, all for just $15. When you receive your box, give everything a try. Even if you have a tried and tested skincare regime, it’s good to mix it up a bit as skin can become accustomed to products used repeatedly, you might find an even better product than the one you are using, and that is what bellabox is all about - Sam
We hope all of our members found a few products in their August bellabox that they love. What was your favourite? Let us know - we always love to hear!