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Qwic-Pic: Bellabox July 2012 & Some Thoughts On The Vouchers


Hello :)

This is the Bellabox, themed "Around The World", I received this month.


In my box, the 2 items I was rather pleased to see were the SK-II sample set and the Shu Uemura Art of Hair samples.

The last rounds I purchased SK-II, I only bought the Facial Treatment Essence so it's been a while since I've tried other products in the range. And as for the Shu Uemura Art of Hair - the sample sachets I received were for coloured hair, which suits me fine seeing how I recently coloured my hair. I've not seen any Shu Uemura Art of Hair products in any of the salons that I've recently gone to (and neither has it turned up at Ocean where I like to get my Kerastase or L'Oreal Professional hair products) so this is a good way for me to sample it. 



Chantana put things in perspective by painstakingly calculating the prices of the samples (by weight) in her box and showed how much her box actually cost in her entry HERE - according to her calculations, the monetary value of the SK-II sample set alone was SGD$38.35. And the total value of the box turned out to be SGD$60.67 - I was rather surprised since looking at the contents, I didn't think it'd be THAT much.

I do to a large extent agree with several comments I've seen online that the July Bellabox looks a little smaller in comparison to the June Bellabox filled with deluxe samples from well-established brands. In some cases, not all subscribers received the much-desired SK-II samples given different product combinations, turning out to be a bit of a disappointment.



In my previous entry and overview of Bellabox HERE, I mentioned that the vouchers and pamphlets that come along with the Bellaboxes that are said to amp the value of the box. This month, there was a coupon for redemption of SK-II sheet mask and cream sample with stipulated purchases and a Kim Robinson voucher (to be used to offset stipulated hair services)

I pointed out in that previous overview that I personally didn't find any use for the vouchers so far although I do understand that some subscribers might enjoy the discounts; if you have use for them, they DO amp up the value of the box. However, the vouchers often involves spending a minimum amount or making some kind of purchase first (someone mentioned that a SK-II voucher was to be redeemed on a 2nd purchase).

Taking into consideration all of the above, plus the recent jump in the Bellabox subscription rate owing to bigger brand partners and couriered boxes, I shall just be forthright and say that I would personally prefer if the apparent value from all the vouchers was put towards beefed-up products in the Bellaboxes instead. I know I don't speak for everyone but I think I would have greater use out of deluxe-sized products rather than a bunch of vouchers. I'm not sure how feasible this is but it's a suggestion I hope Bellabox would consider.  

After the bumper box in June, it appears that the July box fell a little short of expectations, especially since there was a price increase from SGD$15 to SGD$19.95. It's unfortunate that receipients are a little upset over some of these issues but I'm sure Bellabox has seen all the reactions and they've acknowledged the feedback received judging from their Twitter responses. 


Here's hoping that henceforth, every month, Bellabox subscribers will look forward to and be happy opening their bumper Bellaboxes and feel excited that they've got an exciting slew of good-sized sample products to try. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ahead



Disclaimer: Products sent to me for consideration. I am not affiliated to Bellabox. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.

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hope bellabox could invade Philippines =)

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Rhaidropz: Are there other subscription boxes there?

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hi dear.. yes lately there were BDJ box.. saladbox and now the glossybox.. oh dear i was so excited!

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