Here at bb we are pretty lucky to have a HUGE beauty cupboard (otherwise known as the bellabox online shop) right at our disposal when we need a beauty fix.
Rather than hot foot it to our nearest beauty counters, we simply pop down and pick out what we want. While it certainly makes for shopping ease, it means we buy A LOT too!
So, each month, three of our bb staffers will give you the low-down on their 3 favourite beauty buys from the bb online store. This month, we start with Tahlia, Emily and myself...
Emily: "I have to admit, I am a little lazy when it comes to researching a beauty product before I make a purchase. Why would I when I have our resident beauty know-it-all Lauren to ask for recommendations?! She has mentioned that this creamy, gentle cleanser is a must try and I trust everything she says. I don't spend much time on extra elements of skincare, such as serums, masks etc, so I want to be sure that my next cleanser purchase is something I can use morning and night that won't dry out my skin and the Gatineau Serenite Cleansing Milk sounds perfect for me"
Lauren: "The Coconut Revolution Body Cream has been high on my list since I got to sample it like some of our members thanks to it's inclusion in the January box. I'm aware of people who literally go loco for coconuts, and while I like the smell (Hello Summer!) it's never really tickled my beauty fancy so much, that I HAD to have a coco-scent in my beauty bag. Until recently that is. This body cream not only smells like a holiday but contains coconut oil that's been filtered three times to ensure it's free of impurities. They way I see it is, that's some real dedication to my dermis. The oils hydrate skin, and leave behind a smooth and silky feeling".
Tahlia: "I have tricky-to-work-with combination skin! Very dry cheeks, with my nose and in-between my eyes on my forhead shiny/oily. Anyone with skin like this will know that it's super tricky finding foundation as they are usually suited to one or the other. My secret trick? I use two (completely different) foundations! One for my nose and forehead and one for the rest of my face.
Now this is where my new favourite product in the world comes in... the Me Me Me Flawless pressed powder. It's amazing at blending and bringing it all together! I use a flat head powder brush or a kabuki brush and blend blend blend it away into a flawless finish on top of my foundation. I also then pop it back into my bag to touch up during the day should my shiny areas start to show!"
What were your favourite beauty buys this month? Tell us what you splurged on or restocked! We love to know! And remember you have access to our beauty cupboard too! Simply visit our online shop whenever you'd like to! - Lauren