Hi, I’m Alison, and I am the resident American here at bellabox (aside from Thompson of course!)
I work as the Accounts and Operations Manager at bbHQ and am kept on my toes trying to keep everything organised and running smoothly. From making sure everything is ready to be paked into your boxes each month to ordering new and exciting brands for our online store (stay tuned!) I also help Editor Lauren write the monthly cards, so you know where and how you can get your hands on the amazing products you sample!
Moving to Australia with my fiancé and starting work at bellabox has been an exciting year of change for me. I am a recent transplant from New York City where I lived for 12 years. I had a very exciting career in show business performing on Broadway, in film and on television and also as a Radio City Rockette!
That's me on the left!
And me on a billboard in the subway!
I'm also a certified yoga instructor and worked with celebrity personal trainer Tracy Anderson as one of her original trainers at her New York City studio. Yes, Gwyneth Paltrow (her business partner) used to pay my bills! The funny thing about working with celebrities is that it's really stressful but also really fascinating - you get such a close peek into their lives and routines. And for so many of them, their appearance is everything. Beauty and wellness have been a huge part of my life coming from the entertainment industry and now it's nice to work in an environment where beauty discovery is really fun and exciting and not taken too seriously.
Personally my beauty style is pretty fresh - now I'm at bellabox, I'm using more products than I've ever used before, and experimenting with what I like! Some of my favourites are:
This clay mask is one of my favourite bellabox products and I've really noticed a difference since using it. It tingles at first, but once it dries it cools your face and by the time you've washed it off, it leaves skin incredibly smooth. I now try to use it weekly (and have even managed to get my fiance Ben to try it too!)
I feel lucky to be a part of such a fun, innovative company in an area that I am passionate about and can't wait to help bring you guys more fun products to discover for yourselves! - Ali