Bellabox Beauty Samples

A little while ago I was reading one of the blogs I follow and I came across this awesome little concept that I had to look into. A little box of beauty products – some full size and some samples. There is a small cost each month and you receive this special little box. Birchbox is an American based company that supplies a little beauty box each month with products for you to test and view. If you like them, you can purchase the products on their site or wherever you can find them locally. As I live in Australia, I decided to have a scout around for a local version as I would receive it quicker. I found it:

Bellabox is the Australian version I have come across. For $15 a month, you receive a little surprise box, filled with goodies. I have got the June and July box so far and I am loving it. The products are amazing and there are usually 5 – 7 products each time. Shipping is free.


This is what I received in June.



July’s box


 Just head over to and sign up for free. They will ask you to fill out a profile so they know what you like. There seems to be a theme each month. June was “Girl’s night in / Girl’s night out.” and July was a travel theme.

I cannot wait to get my August box.





Shopping Online (A new favourite)

Do you like shopping? I loooove it. Unfortunately it is not happening as much as I would like it to. I think the reason is the kidlets. Ha ha. I wouldn’t change that for the world. I do however, still like to browse online shops when I get a spare moment. We live in a country town which is quite big but there are not many options. I have a few favourite online shops which will come in a later post.

Today I wanted to share my new favourite. I am currently waiting on a parcel delivery. It is coming from America which is the only downside as I have a wait for about a week or so. ShopRuche is gorgeous. I love vintage inspired clothing and this is just the place for this. Everything is so pretty. The prices are pretty good as well. What I also love is the fact that you can become a member for free, have a browse and save items into a wishlist for later. You might miss out as I did with one item but at least they are saved, ready to purchase when you can.  Click on the link below and have a browse. New Arrivals

Pinterest Sharing #2

Time to share my second Pinterest board. I will say sorry now because once you head there and discover all the other boards, you will become addicted, like me. The first board I shared was about parenting and I mentioned I would be slowly sharing all of the others. This second sharing is a fun personal one. Beauty and the Beast is my collection of all the hair and beauty styles and products I come across and love. Clicking on each and then clicking the website could take you to new discoveries. Enjoy.




I am trying to change………

I have always liked routine and being organised. Sometimes too much so. I can be a bit of a control freak and I am working hard to change this. I find it hard to let go of something but really am trying to. I had coffee with a friend this morning and we discussed a lot of this.

2 things I really am struggling with is:

* Our kidlets are in bed by 7pm most nights and asleep before 7.30pm. On Wednesdays we have tennis and then soccer after school so we don’t often sit don to dinner before 6.30pm. By the time the kidlets have finished and followed the night-time routine they are in bed at about 7.15pm. Then daddy gets home from cardio tennis and they have to say good night………

I find Wednesdays really stressful and cannot seem to step back from this. I am working on accepting that Wednesday nights are late nights and I cannot do much more to change this.


* Secondly, I really need to exercise. With so much business, I cannot seem to fit it in. My other excuse is i am always tired. Well no more!!! Sounds positive doesn’t it. I am going to try to change this and really focus on fitting it in. Tonight I am going to go to Bokwa. As much as I am enthusiastic about it, it still will depend on whether my husband gets home from work on time. Remember I said I will be trying, doesn’t mean it will always work. My best way to attack this was to make sure I told my husband this morning and he is trying to get home on time.

Well, those are 2 of the things I will be trying to change over the next couple of months:

* relaxing a bit more about certain bed times and trying to fit in some exercise – tired or not.


What are some things you would like to change?