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Eileen Love's

Current job: Skincare R&D
Obsessed with cosmetics & skincare
Chemistry (NUS)
Perfumery and Cosmetic science (Singapore Polytechnic)
Certificate in Business (Singapore Polytechnic)

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Bellabox October- Review

October is BellaBox birthday month and they're celebrating their very first birthday! It's amazing how much Bellabox has grown through this year.
I was really excited when I saw a parcel for me when I got home from an event last week.
Immediately opened it and saw a gorgeous red box!

My favorite product in this month's box is the Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer!
I don't know how the Bellabox team manages to read my mind because I have wanted to try this for a really long time!
I was so delighted when I saw that this was included in the box this month, I have heard so much LOVE for this product and I would try it out on my hand everytime whenever I'm at Sephora but never bought it because I'm not sure how it would look like on my face.

Like the name suggest, it is a tinted moisturizer with spf 20. It does not give you much coverage as it is rather sheer after you spread it out but it does give you this dewy complexion. It also contains antioxidant properties and spf so you don't have to put on sunscreen unless you'll be out in the sun for a really long time. I like how it feels really natural and light weight on my face!
The tube is also really easy to squeeze and use.

The color I got was in Nude.
This tinted moisturizer comes in a wide range of shades too! I'm pretty sure you will be able to find one that suits you perfectly.

There is also an oil-free formula (comes in a darker tube) that is able to prevent excess oil from setting on the surface of the skin.

A tinted moisturizer is perfect to incorporate in your "summer" makeup routine. It is lighter than regular foundation and most BB creams and you can wear it over your concealer for a light natural and flawless look. Plus! It is also hydrating so your face won't feel dry throughout the day. You only need a drop of this to cover most of your face since the texture is really good.

I use this product by itself on days when I don't want to fill up my face with tons of makeup or if I'm only going out for a while. The lasting power of the product depends on individual but if you want the product to stay longer on your face, you could dust on some translucent powder to set it and maintain the dewy finish. If you prefer a matte finish, you can powder your face with mineral powder to set it.
Alternatively, if you want more coverage, you could also use this product as a makeup base and apply your two-way cake after. Thumbs up for this product!

Next product is the Nuxe Body 24hr Moisturizing Body Lotion.
Suitable for people with dry skin since it has sweet almond and sunflower oils and the smell is really lovely! It reminds me of my Jo Malone's Vanilla and Anise perfume.

It is absorbed into the skin quickly as it contains wheat and wood extracts.
Best thing about Nuxe products are they don't contain synthetic coloring agents, not testing on animals, no animal ingredients too and has non-comedogenic ingredients. They are made with natural essential oil! A perfect mix between Natural and Luxury.

The Face and Body ultra-rich cleansing gel was also included. The smell is really soothing with a honey scent to it, great for unwinding after a night out and it is perfect if you want something easy to use(because the viscosity is good- which means easy to get the product out).

The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-usage Dry oil is a rather unique product. This can be use on hair as well as on your face and body. It helps to soften up your skin, giving you skin that feels as smooth as baby butt!

The generous ladies over at Bellabox also included a gorgeous pink two way mirror in this month's box! This is really handy to put in my handbag.

Another product that I love is the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar solution.
The one that I have is the smallest size you can get from Guardian but the one in the Bellabox is a small sample.

I've talked about this makeup remover previously in one of my post. This micellar solution is great for removing makeup and the best part is you don't have to rinse your face after!
Cleaning off your makeup is really important and some people skip that step and just wash their face with cleansers because the makeup remover that they have didn't work as well or was difficult and troublesome to use.
So if you're out all night partying and you're really tired when you get home, just pour some of this on a cotton pad to remove your makeup effortlessly and then you can go crash on the sofa..... or bed.
So I have a couple of random makeup on my hand...ranging from lipstick to eyeshadow to mascara and eyeliners swatches from different brands.

And a cotton pad with a few drop of the Bioderma micellar solution.

After just ONE swipe, most of the makeup is removed apart from those waterproof ones.

After a few more swipes, everything is removed cleanly! No mess, smudge whatsoever.

Pretty good stuff right there!

Thank you Bellabox for making this first birthday box really awesome!
To subscribe to Bellabox and have monthly beauty box deliver to your doorstep, sign up at You won't regret it ^^
Also, if you love the products in your beauty box, you can purchase the full size at the website too.. Save the hassle of searching around for it!

Have a great week ahead, everyone!

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