Valued at up to $250, this special Nourished Life Edition of the Bellabox is definitely one to consider if you’re in dire need of a natural, organic and cruelty-free pamper sesh.
As a massive fan of Nourished Life, I jumped at the chance to check out and review this puppy. Filled with 12 natural bits and pieces found at their amazing online store, this rad collab with Bellabox allows you to grab a perfect tester pack of some of their best sellers. Let’s jump in and chat all about the goods – or click away now if you want it to be a surprise!
Also before we begin, you likely already know that ABK is a vegan and cruelty-free blog, and just wanted to put it out there that there are three items in this subber box that aren’t veegz – I plan to gift them off to a non-v buddy! Those items are the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lipgloss, Pure Papaya Ointment with Calendula, and the Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream.
INIKA ORGANIC BAKED ILLUMINISOR AND VEGAN FAN BRUSH / RRP $65 (Illuminisor); $39 (Fan Brush)
Hoh lordy. I regularly watch Inika’s little Instagram makeup tutes and am always craving everything they use. ESPECIALLY this illuminisor – it always looks so gloriously glowy and fresh on the skin! Way thrilled to now have this in my kit. This full sized beauty paired with their Vegan Fan Brush MORE than exceeds the box price, so we’re ahead and haven’t even scraped the surface!
BLACK CHICKEN REMEDIES AXILLA DEODORANT PASTE / RRP $18.50
One of my top 5 vegan deos, Axilla is a must-try. This little 75g sample pot would definitely get you through a few good weeks of usage! Super smooth to apply and has a nice, earthy scent to suit everyone, and doesn’t overpower other colognes or perfumes.
100% PURE FRUIT PIGMENTED LIP GLOSS / RRP $24.95
I’m a HUGE fan of 100% Pure’s and was a little bummed when I realised this guy wasn’t vegan. Oh welly – one of my pals is going to be sporting a plump strawberry pout shortly! Literally, this gloss is pigmented with strawberry and raspberry to give a sweet mild pink hue, all while nourishing that ace kissing machine of yours with beautiful Shea Butter.
ETHIQUE SAMPLER / RRP $20
#giveupthebottle is their aim, and saving the planet is their game. Ethique have been featured here before – their incredible range of solid beauty bars, shampoos, conditioners sure impressed me and will win you over too! This sampler 5 pack contains their Frizz Wrangler and Damage Control solid shampoos, The Guardian solid conditioner, Bliss Bar facial cleanser, and a body wash bar that will leave you squeaky clean. Super fitting to get introduced to Ethique this month since it is Plastic Free July, and that’s their speciality! Head here to find out more on that issue, and discover ways to reduce your impact.
HAPPY SKINCARE GOOD VIBES OMEGA FACIAL OIL / RRP $38.50
Packed with 5 different omega oils, this lightweight formula sinks in fast and leaves you not greasy, just silky, supple and smooth. A great Aussie brand and my second taster of them – I’m impressed, and must try more of the range!
LIFE BASICS ACTIVATED CHARCOAL BODY SOAP WITH LEMONGRASS / RRP $9.95
Admittedly, I dived into this Bellabox with reckless abandon. Didn’t read the card first, just went to town on the sucker. I caught a whiff of a strong lime scent and caught this soapies eye. I breathed it in deeply and thought, heck yes lime, this is going STRAIGHT to the shower…uhh imagine my astonishment to read that it is, in fact, lemongrass. My most disliked herb on the planet. I loathe lemongrass, but the smell of this is so not offensive to me! Super surprised. Maybe I am changing…maturing even! Pfft.
ROSEHIP PLUS ORGANIC DAILY CREAM CLEANSER / RRP $16.95
These guys have shown up on ABK before – namely their Daily Moisturizer. I love the way it looks and performs under makeup, and it just does its job superbly. I share this love with all of the products of theirs I’ve tried, including this guy, their Daily Cream Cleanser. Makes quick work of makeup removal at the end of the day! After massaging this into the face, wipe all over thoroughly with a warm flannel and you’ll be left with fresh, bouncy skin. No tight stripped feels here – their signature Rosehip seriously packs a nourishing punch.
MUKTI ORGANICS AGE DEFINACE VITAL C ELIXIR / RRP $109.95
This gem claims to be the elixir of youth to fight against and protect from photo-aging, free radicals and pollution – and if the reviews are anything to go by, you’ll be BUSTING to try this out. I am super keen to see how this one goes, and while it is a tiny sample, a little goes a long way. Still likely able to get a week or so testing out of this to see if it is worth the big splurge! Very cool to get a luxe, decadent product trial this way without breaking the bank.
PURE PAPAYA OINTMENT WITH CALENDULA / RRP $9.95
A multi-purpose wonder that you can easily pop in your pocket/handbag, this papaya ointment with calendula will heal your chappy winter lips, soothe burns/cuts/grazes or any other irritations you may have. Gotta love a good all-in-one product and the smell of this is a summer bomb – fruity and beachy AF! A teeny tiny amount would work great on the cheeks for a super dewy glow (but remember, she’s not a veegz product as contains beeswax so I sadly can’t partake). Apologies for all the vegan mentions – just need to clarify for all those who need to know!
SALT AND GLOW BE STILL LAVENDER AND ORANGE LIP BALM / RRP $5.80
If that pout is mad busted, I’m talking cracked beyond repair, you can amp up the love with both the previous item AND this balm from Salt and Glow. This rejuvenating lip balm contains shea butter, vitamin E, rosehip, macadamia AND avo oil to repair your pout while you sleep! The scent is so mild, but I’m sporting it on my lips right now and it keeps reminding me of orange sherbet – LOVE.
EGYPTIAN MAGIC ALL PURPOSE SKIN CREAM / RRP $49.95
A cult product, this six-ingredient wonder-cream is said to do it all. Inspired by Cleopatra’s routine, it can…. I won’t be able to uncover the secrets as this is one of the two non-vegan products in the box, but I’ll take their word for it!
ZEN GREEN TEA MATCHA POWDER / RRP $29.95
Increase your energy and mood, boost your immune system, clear your skin and fire up your metabolism with this little sachet of green goodness. Just turf in a 1/4 teasp into a glass of hot water, gulp it down – jokes, gentle sip – and away you go. Check out my Insta in the coming day or two for my reaction on this…am mildly petrified to try matcha again after an initial bad experience. But in the name of health, I’ll jump back on the bus!
For a long time, I had eyed off the Inika Illuminisor and Fan Brush, which together already costs RRP $104, so to access them for $79.95 PLUS all the other rad products is pretty dang decent. The perfect pamper kit, it would make a great gift idea for a natch beauty-loving pal, or just for yourself!
Available from July 6th at bellabox.com.au/shop.