Emily Hamilton (left), Managing Director of bb Singapore, with Sarah Hamilton (right), Managing Director of bb Australia.
Meet the brains behind bellabox - Emily and Sarah - who are not only business partners but also twin sisters! This dynamic duo originally hails from Melbourne but have spent the last decade abroad boring strong careers. Let's find out a bit more about these sassy sisters and how they came up with the fab idea that is bellabox!
Emily is co-founder and Managing Director of bellabox Singapore. Her passion for discovering and buying luxury and "hard to get" items online, combined with a dislike for crowded malls and pushy sales staff laid the foundations for the bellabox concept.
Prior to founding bellabox, Emily was Managing Director at Teracomm Asia Pacific, a mobile value-added services company based in Singapore she co-founded in 2008. She also spent 6 years in Europe working at Fox Mobile (a News Corp company) in Berlin and Exposure Design (a design company) in London.
Emily's current beauty obsessions:
NVEY Organic Eyeshadows, Duchess Marden and Savoir Faire Mineral Foundation.
Emily's favourite bellabox products:
Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Spray
"Living in Singapore, the tropical climate always leaves my face feeling sticky, while indoor air-conditioning can make my skin feel dry and dehydrated. I love keeping a bottle of this in the fridge at bb HQ, as well as in my handbag, to spritz on my face whenever I need some skin refreshment. A total pick-me-up product!"
Pangea Organics Lip Balm
"I often get dry lips and this lip balm is my absolute lip salvation! Unlike other lip balms, the Pangea lip balm contains a base of deep-moisturising organic oils, which gives it an longer lasting nourishing quality. My favourite flavour at the moment is the Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamon - super soothing!"
Herban Essentials Essential Oil Towelettes
"I always keep these nifty wipes in my handbag to freshen up and clean my hands on the go. I love how they contain natural oils instead of alcohol, which can dry out your skin. Not to mention they smell fantastic, yum!"
Sarah was hooked on all things digital in the retail space after the first net-a-porter delivery of a Melissa Odabash bikini arrived on her desk at London’s penultimate lifestyle magazine 'Dazed & Confused'. The magazine was the perfect platform to witness the relationship between brand and unbiased content interact. Then from London’s Dazed headquarters, Sarah moved to New York as Spin Magazine’s General Manager.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, MeMeMe cosmetics and Eye of Horus Smokey Eye Pencil.
Sarah's favourite bellabox products:
Napoleon Perdis Crème de la Crème Eyeshadow
“Anyone who knows me knows that I love anything shimmery and a little bit sparkly, so this eyeshadow suits me to a tee! I really like the creamy consistency of this eyeshadow -it is so easy to apply, blends beautifully and gives a nice amount of colour. Another thing I love about the Napoleon Perdis Crème de la Crème Eyeshadow is that, unlike some cream eyeshadows, it lasts and lasts without needing any touch-ups”.
Carla Oates Inner Beauty Powder
“With so much focus on what goes on our skin, we sometimes overlook those products that can nourish the skin from the inside. I was the proverbial guinea pig for this product when it arrived at our office and I can vouch for the SERIOUS number of superfoods in this powder. It is fantastically healthy while also tasting quite pleasant - now I can trick the world into believing that I am sticking to the recommended levels of sleep (and bubbly!)”
Savoir Faire Concealer and Finishing Powder
“I am always on the lookout for beauty products that are easy to use and this super smooth concealer and luxurious finishing powder from Savoir Faire definitely fits the bill. The two tones of concealer on the top layer of this gorgeous compact can be blended to perfectly match different areas of your skin and the finishing powder on the bottom layer complements the concealers nicely. It’s rare to find a product that includes both concealer and a matching finishing powder, so I am hooked!”
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Emily and Sarah a little more and make sure you stay tuned for more upcoming profiles of the other bella beauties and blokes who reside at bb HQ!