My 1yr old has been battling with an ear infection, sore throat and teething for the last few nights. If I’ve gotten an hour’s solid sleep in the last 3 nights, it would be a lot. My husband and I are like zombies, snippy zombies that want to eat each other’s brains. Or maybe the 1yr old’s should be an option as well?? ha ha….maybe ha ha….maybe I’m serious….
So every morning I wake up tossing between 2 moods, wanting to die or praying for it to be 10pm already. Not that 10pm would bring any relief, because that’s when the fun starts! This morning I heard the doorbell and didn’t really wonder much about it, because I’m not expecting anything to be delivered. I was crawling towards the lounge when I saw a package on the table. I didn’t want to act too excited as I honestly couldn’t think what it could be….and then I opened it and I smiled inside.
Hello? What have we here? Seems I bought this in my sleep a few weeks ago, because I genuinely forgot about buying it, but buy it I did. I see I have an account registered and everything. So this is a monthly box, but it isn’t a subscription box. You opt to buy it every month before the 15th and it then gets delivered at the end of the month. The box costs R200 and then there’s a delivery fee of R50 and it comes straight to your door. I did see on the Belle Box website that they would be introducing a debit order system, so that would probably be a lot more convenient than going and purchasing it yourself every month.
Now to the exciting part….what’s in the box???
So there were quite a few goodies inside the box. Let’s list them in order of what I’m most excited to try out.
BYS Eyeshadow brush
I love makeup brushes, so I’m always going to be excited to try a new one out. I had to Google this as I’ve never heard of this brand before. It appears to be an Australian brand so I’m not sure if it’s available locally.
Beautiful Earth Skin Care Trial Pack
Facial cleanser (30ml)
Facial toner (30ml)
Moisturising day cream (25ml)
Repairing night cream (25ml)
Facial serum (5ml)
This is quite a cute mini set and I like that I get to try a range of products out before I decide if I want to purchase any of it. Also this brand is certified by the Natural Products Association as all fragrances are derived from essential oils and the products contain no parabens, sulphates, colouring, mineral oils or glycols. I’ve used some of their baby care products, so it is a brand I like and trust. I’ll do a review on these once I’ve used it.
Also from BE was a baby bum cream sample (not pictured here).
Crème Sand Scrub (Coconut & Papaya)
I always love a good body scrub and this sounds like a lovely combination, BUT I wish they’d listed the ingredients on the tub. I’m hoping I’ll find it online somewhere or perhaps I can enquire from Belle Box as well.
R50 off a Mischu purchase (online)
I had to go and check the website out as I am not familiar with the brand and I was ecstatic to see that they are a coffee site and they stock pods that are Nespresso machine compatible. The postage I found a bit steep though, so I wish the voucher was instead for free postage and I find the pods are not much cheaper than Nespresso pods. That being said, I will give them a try as I always love discovering a good cup of coffee <3
BYS Complete Cosmetic tissues
How long can I make a paragraph about tissues? Are they 2 ply, single ply? They’ll be handy for my bag I’m sure. The end.
Funky Fish Phone Sticker
Initially I thought these were nail art bedazzle stones and I was SOOOOOO excited, then I realised it was a sticker for my cellphone. I don’t know, I just feel like I’m passed the age of putting stickers on my phone. I did try to use it, but it blocks the speaker if I stick it on my current cellphone cover, so I can’t use it. I’m sure my 8yr old would love to bedazzle her tablet with this though, so it won’t go to waste.
Five Roses Bombay Circus Tea
I do love chai tea (though coffee will always be my first choice and love), so I’ll give this a try.
So for R200 do I think this box was worth it? I do. The Beautiful Earth trial pack alone I am sure is valued at around R200. Then add on all the other bits and bobs and I think it’s worth giving this box a try. I was hoping for another makeup item, but keen to see what’s in store next month. The November box is currently on sale for delivery at the end of November.
Have you tried out the Belle Box yet? Do you think you’ll order one in future?