Hi bella’s, I’m Vanessa the Brand and Marketing Director here at bellabox.
I have the wonderful job of creating all the cross-promotional and partnership opportunities for bellabox in addition to selecting the products that go in your boxes each month. I won’t lie, I LOVE playing with all of the glorious products I find! Some of them are existing brands that need to be re-discovered while others are untouched.
I always have and always will love the beauty industry. Inspired from a young age, I fell in love with cosmetics while watching my beautiful mother apply her face each morning. Later mum would find me in what only can be described as clown make-up. Little Vanessa had raided her big sister’s cosmetics collection! I was an early starter.
The love continued into my teens where I got my first casual job as a David Jones beauty counter girl. I worked for Napoleon Perdis, Clinique, Chanel and eventually ventured into freelance makeup artistry working photo shoots and fashion parades. It was at university that I combined my love of beauty and my love of writing into one. I interned at both Cosmopolitan and Harpers Bazaar in their beauty editorial department before landing a full time role at Beauty Directory in Sydney!
Music is my heart, so in addition to beauty I’ve spent years working in Radio up until starting at bellabox! In my near ten years in the wonderful and crazy world of Radio I’ve spent time in Newcastle, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne working for Southern Cross Austero and most recently dmg Radio Australia (Nova and Smooth FM) as their National Implementation Manager. It was my job to make the impossible possible! My career has seen me head up the promotions and marketing department, be on air, plus plan and execute station promotions and partnerships.
I’ve managed huge events, festivals and outside broadcasts at some of the most the random locations. I have sent announcers flying off the side of buildings whilst broadcasting live to millions, given a listener their own radio show and won awards for my ideas and execution. Basically all the competitions, events and stunts you hear on the radio, I would have made happen, no matter how ridiculous, impossible or out there!
My fave perk from working in Radio? Meeting the celebs! Seriously, you never knew who would walk straight past your office. Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Hanson, Michael Buble, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Good Charlotte, Rihanna, Pink are a few of many!
Leading a very busy life and running into the odd celeb every now see’s me making sure my skin is in tip-top condition. Here are some my favourite BB products….
Butter London Nail Laquer
Give me all of them! These polishes have perfect pigmentation and the colour selection is breathtaking. I have made it my mission to collect them all. As someone who used to bite their nails, my now long nails are always painted with Butter London. Squatter and Molly-Coddled are my summer go to’s. La Moss makes a regular appearance in winter.
Gatineau Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Cream
I use the Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Cream on my face morning and night. It hydrates my skin and keeps it looking fresh on those makeup free days.
MeMeMe Beat the Blues Illuminator
I love good facial illumination. You can never have enough cheekbone accentuation. This product is an 'always' in my makeup regime and lives in my handbag for those last minute touch-ups.
Pure Fiji Exotic Oil Coconut
I absolutely adore this product. I generally travel to Fiji once a year and the coconut scent of this oil transports me as soon as I open the bottle. I use this on my body straight after showering and in my hair as an overnight treatment. Leaves your locks luscious and soft.