This month’s ‘Social Flirt’ bellabox is packed full of products selected to get you feeling confident and gorgeous. In my box I received a selection of great products from beautiful eye palettes to seriously good skincare, and everything in-between. 

Here are all the products I received in my Bellabox this month...


Kenzo World EDP, 1 mlI have quite the little collection of sample fragrances, what I love about the sample sizes is that they fit perfectly into a handbag or gym bag without the concern of accidentally dropping a entire full size bottle. KENZO World is a playful, vibrant floral scent combining peony, jasmine, and radiant Ambroxan crystals. It is classy, flirty and fun.

Sun Bum Premium Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, 177 ml
As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors I'm all about good sun protection. A broad-spectrum sunscreen is an all-year-round essential, to protect the skin from burning, cancers, and premature ageing. I haven't yet sampled this full size product  however I look forward to trying out this Premium Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion in SPF 50. It is Oil-free, 100% vegan, enriches the skin with Vitamin E, and is water resistant for 80 minutes.

EVERYONE RECEIVES: 

NYX Professional Makeup Palette 
I received the the ultimate all-rounder, the Go-To Wanderlust Palette in my Bellabox this month. It is an on-the-go all rounder with six gorgeous brown/pink/ nude shades of eyeshadow, plus an illuminator, blush, and bronzer. I have literally used this palette only on top of my moisturiser and have been exceptionally impressed with the long lasting wear and pigmentation of the palette.

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm

If you're anything like me, you possibly have several lip balms all on the go and everywhere from the bathroom to the car, handbag to gym bag and everywhere else. The Shea Butter Lip Balm from Pixi has been formulated with shea butter and Vitamin E. The lightweight lip balm has been created to nourish lips while delivering a wash of sheer colour. I received the colour Ripe Raspberry which has a beautiful soft pink tint to it.
 

BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask
Every product I have tried from BLAQ has exceeded my expectations. I have yet to try these luscious hydrogel eye masks that promise to reduce the puffiness by detoxing the eye area thanks to activated charcoal. I look forward to trying them next time my eyes  need a little TLC.

BONUS PRODUCT: 

Limited Edition Elastoplast Plasters, 2 x plasters
I myself don't use plasters often, however I do use other products from Elastoplast. I think it is great that they've made what can be a rather bland product into one that is fun, colorful and bright.

To sum up what I think of the April box in five words "you'll be impressed by it". I can't wait to see what will be in the next Bellabox next month.

Bellabox - RRP: $17.95 ($15.00+ $2.95 P&H) on a subscription plan, billed monthly, but you can cancel anytime. For $5 off your first women's monthly box subscription use the promo code “NICTATT”. 

For further information about the contents of the April 2018 Bellabox visit the Bellabox Blog.

This is a sponsored post, I received either product and/or payment in exchange for this post. 
Ivana Vasiljević




Ivana Vasiljević


Ivana Vasiljević is the younger sister of a rather talented and athletic brother, she is nothing short of being a stand out athlete herself. I get so excited and motivated when I see her posting pics on her Instagram account about her gym workouts and training sessions. Her grit, commitment and determination on the basketball court makes her a force to be reckoned with. I cannot wait to see what she achieves in the coming years.

Ivana was nominated for the Summer 2017/18 Young Female Athlete Season Pack and I'm excited to share with you a quick little Q&A I did with this driven young athlete.  

What do you do to be active?
To be active I play basketball, and go to the gym to keep my fitness levels up, along with strength and conditioning during that time.

What does a regular training day look like for you?
A regular training day, well, it depends on the day as every day is quite different. Some days it may be a training in the morning, then two trainings after school. Other days it may be a session at school in the morning then a game in the late evening. During the off season or holidays, it's usually a gym session in the morning along with strength and conditioning, and then a shooting session in the afternoon.

What's your favourite recovery food?
My favourite recovery food has got to be a fruit and whey protein smoothie!

What's your favourite song to work out to? 
It's either "God's Plan" by Drake or "Rambo" by Bryson Tiller.

What's been your biggest sporting achievement to date?
My biggest sporting achievement is probably winning bronze at the 2016 National Junior Classic and being in the Top 2 leading scorers of the 2016-17 Rep Season.

What advice would you give someone wanting to start out in your sport(s)? 
My advice for someone wanting to start playing basketball is to just give it a go and find enjoyment in playing the great sport. To understand that at first it may be difficult but if they're willing to work hard, they can achieve so many great things. It is important to make friends whilst playing as it makes the game so much more enjoyable and memorable. One last thing, is to not pay attention to those who will try to bring them down (#haters) and to use it as motivation to become better.

What do you aim to achieve in 2018?
In 2018, as it is my last junior season, I have many goals. I aim to win the National Junior Classic and the Victorian Championship with my amazing teammates. Also, to make finals with my youth league team and personally, to improve my strengths and weaknesses as a player.

A massive thank you to Engine, Total Face Group, Swisse Skin Care and Simple (via Bellabox), and Synergie Skin for gifting me these wonderful products that I've used in the Young Female Athlete Season Pack for Summer 2017/18.
Kayaker Rachel De Krester

Kayaker Rachel De Krester
In 2017 Rachel De Kretser qualified to compete at Worlds and represent Australia in the U/18 K2 where she and her team mate placed tenth. This year Rachel wants to take things up a notch and qualify for both the K2 and K1 events. Whilst she is working on improving her our skills and abilities she is also a coach too and is helping train the next generation of paddlers that will follow in her steps.

Rachel was nominated for the Summer 2017/18 Young Female Athlete Season Pack and I'm excited to share with you a quick little Q&A I did with this driven young athlete.  

What do you do to be active? 

I keep active every day with kayaking, and also weights and running. I used to play netball also but quit this year to leave more time for school
What does a regular training day look like for you? 
On a regular day, I usually do a gym session during lunch times at school and then a two-ish hour training session on the water after school. I’d like to be able to train more, but it’s not feasible while in year 12.

What's your favourite recovery food? 
Favourite recovery food is brownies to be honest.

What's your favourite song to work out to?  
"Come On Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners - such a banger!
What's been your biggest sporting achievement to date? 
Biggest sporting achievement to date is qualifying for Worlds last year (2017) and coming tenth in u18 K2.

What advice would you give someone wanting to start out in your sport(s)? 
Advice I would be to beginners is don’t get frustrated and disheartened when you fall out! Everyone falls out when they begin.

What do you aim to achieve in 2018? 
In 2018, I’m hoping to qualify for Worlds again in K2 and maybe even K1

A massive thank you to Engine, Total Face Group, Swisse Skin Care and Simple (via Bellabox), and Synergie Skin for gifting me these wonderful products that I've used in the Young Female Athlete Season Pack for Summer 2017/18.
Opening Ceremony, Marui Pro, May, 1984
It is reported that around 5 Billion photos are shot on iPhones alone daily, that's a lot of photos. Now let's rewind the clock and go back to the early 80's, in particular on the professional surfing tour, I can't imagine there would be many with a camera. Especially in comparison to today when almost everyone on the World Surfing League tour has a mobile phone with an inbuilt camera.

One of the few in the 80's was Two-time World Champion and Pipeline Master, Australian surfer Tom Carroll. Whilst traveling the globe dominating the sport he also took with him his trusty Canon AV-1 camera. Which he used to document the wild, crazy and unique lifestyle and culutre that came with being a professional surfer in the 80s.

"Not many - if any - pro surfers carried a camera around the tour. Once I looked through a lens, I couldn’t help myself.” - Tom Carroll

In his home on the New South Wales coast are thousands upon thousands of photographs and negatives of moments stored in plastic boxes which have survived not one but two house fires. With the help of Canon and curator Benjamin Chadbond, select moments captured on film have been brought back to life and put on show for a truly unique exhibition.

The colours of the photographs are as vibrant as the characters he captured. When I asked Tom if any of the photos had been touched up he said that they only thing that was really done to them was that some mold had to be removed.
 
Salt In The Blood, a short film documenting parts of Tom's life and how the exhibition came to be pulled together was screened at the launch of the Torquay exhibition. Within the first few minutes of the film I was welling up as Tom's words of being embraced by the ocean when times were tough struck a nerve with me. It is a beautiful short film that surfers, photographers and anyone with an appreciation for creative freedom will enjoy.

The exhibition is on at the Boardriders Bar 61 in Torquay until late April, and there is the potential for additional shows after that - stay tuned.

If you heading down to the Rip Curl Pro, take a moment and see just how many people are there taking snaps with their mobile phones verses an actual camera.At the moment my Canon G16 is currently getting serviced so I'll be resorting to my iPhone for the next few weeks.

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I want to thank Surfing World Magazine, Canon, and Quiksilver for hosting the launch. Also Tom Carroll for spending the time giving me a personal tour of his photographs and discussing the stories behind them. 

For more information and updates about the exhibition visit the Canon website.

Bellabox is celebrating super powered beauty for the month of March with over $50 worth of beauty products. Each product has been carefully selected to help you feel confident to take on the world in celebration of International Women's Day. They have also swapped their iconic blue box for a purple one too!

Let's take a look at the products I received in my Bellabox this month...

UV-iQ SPF50+ Anti-Pollution Sunscreen, 10ml (RRP $29.95, 50ml)
Endorsed by the Cancer Council, UV-iQ combines the highest UV protection with scientifically-proven skincare ingredients to deliver high-performing daily skincare solutions. As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, I love receiving sunscreen, even more so when it comes in a handy travel size like this sample.

NYX Professional MakeUp Be Gone! Makeup Remover Wipes, 20 Wipes (RRP $7.95)
Makeup wipes are my number one gym bag must have right behind deodorant. It isn't always practical to give your face a good wash after a sweaty workout, and that's when the wipes are handy. These wipes promise to remove even the most stubborn waterproof mascara so they should do the trick next time I need to wipe my face post workout.

Tilley Soaps Classic White Hand and Nail Cream, 40ml (RRP $11.95, 125ml)
Luxurious hydrating cream specially formulated with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil, to protect, nourish and hydrate, leaving hands feeling silky smooth and satin soft.The Peony Rose hand and nail cream has a soft and delicate feminine fragrance.

EVERYONE RECEIVES: 

ModelCo Luxe Crème Long Wear Lipstick, Full-sized (RRP $17)
Everyone will recieve this month in their Bellabox a semi-matte, flake-proof and long-lasting, luxe creamy lipstick from ModelCo. I received Amelia a terracotta brown Amelia colour which will suit my natural style. This is also a new product for ModelCo.

ModelCo Eyeshadow, Full- sized (RRP $19)
Also from ModelCo, everyone will receive either a gloss, eyeshadow or eyeliner. In my box I received the ModelCo Eye Lites Metallic Eyeshadow in Onyx. It is a metallic, lightweight liquid eyeshadow. The eyeshadow applies in liquid form and takes a few minutes to dry. Once dry it feels just like any other powdered eye shadow, but has an incredible metallic finish to it. I think I'll be using this product when wanting to feel a little extra glam.

BONUS PRODUCTS: 

Natures Commonscents Paw Paw Body Wash (2.5ml sachet)
I'm a fan of the use of paw paw in most beauty products. This month as a little extra bonus everyone will get in their box a natural paw paw body wash from Nautures Commonscents. It is free from harmful chemicals such as sulphates and parabens.

To sum up what I think of the March box in five words "something to empower every women". I can't wait to see what they in store for us next month?

Bellabox - RRP: $17.95 ($15.00+ $2.95 P&H) on a subscription plan, billed monthly, but you can cancel anytime. For $5 off your first women's monthly box subscription use the promo code “NICTATT”. 

For further information about the contents of the March 2018 Bellabox visit the Bellabox Blog.

This is a sponsored post, I received either product and/or payment in exchange for this post. 



Modibodi have collaborated with Bellabox to create a 'treat-yo-self' box for that time of the month. Filled with luxe beauty and lifestyle products from brands such as The Australian Skin Institute, Shanghai Suzy and The Base Collective, this box has got you covered when it comes to celebrating the bad-ass fearless woman you are!

Modibodi Classic Bikini (RRP $26.50, Available at www.modibodi.com.au)
An absorbent brief in an everyday bikini style made with beautiful soft bamboo jersey fabric. It provides a sustainable and luxiourius way to stay dry, fresh and clean everyday, even during your time of the month. The breathable Modifier Technology is an incredibly slim and subtle, moisture wicking, antibacterial and stain resistant liner within the brief. I have actually in past considered these for when being active whether running, or in the gym, so to receive a pair from Bellabox is a lovely surprise.

Arnott's Tim Tam by Gelato Messina 160g (160g RRP 3.65)
Everyone deserves to treat themselves every now and then, and sometimes it should come in a chocolate biscuit variety. I'm a bit of a fan of Tim Tams and their collaboration range with Gelato Messina, I'm looking forward to enjoying these with a coffee.

Mavala Switzerland Mini Nail Polish in Khaki Vintage, 5ml (5ml RRP $8.50, Available at www.mavala.com.au)
Zero toxins, vegan friendly, mini size, allows nails to breathe, long lasting... this nail polish is perfect for my lifestyle. I tend to go au naturale with my nails, but I gave this on trend nail colour a try and it stood up against an 1 hour plus weights session and an all day family function without a single chip. This nail polish may have convenienced me to rock some colour on my nails more often.

Dream Dots, 24 dots (24 dots RRP $19.99)
I wasn't 100% sure about these when I received them a few months ago in the December Bellabox, but then I tried them and wow! This is not a product I would buy myself as it would never come to top of mind, however I did have a pimple pop up and I because I had them at home I tried the product over night as directed and the pimple went away.

Jazmin Bell Mini Cold/Heat Pack (RRP $15, Available at www.jazminbell.com.au)
I seriously collect these things. I have 4 variants, oh wait make that 5 now, of heat/coldpacks - each one has it's own purpose. What I love about this one is that it is in a small handbag friendly size and comes in such a beautiful fabric.

Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in Miss Leah Baby Cocoa (4g RRP $19.95, Available at www.shanghaisuzy.com)
According to rumor this is Shanghai Suzy's most popular lipstick ever! Miss Leah Baby Cocoa is a pink-based nude that complements all skin tones. The lightweight 'Whipped Matte' Formula gives the perfect matte look without the discomfort. Perfect for everyday wear!

Australian Skin Institute Dermal Face Lift Mask (Single Mask RRP $54.95, Available at www.australianskininstitute.com.au
Yes, the RRP for this one face mask is $54.95. I have not yet tried it and I'm both intimidated and excited by it for the fact I don't think I've ever tried a face mask with such a high price point. The Dermal Face Lift mask targets dehydration, skin tone and texture, pigmentation, aging, fine lines and wrinkles. It promises to dramatically reduce the visible signs of aging on the entire face and ensures 24 hour lasting hydration. I can't wait to try it!

IME Natural Perfume 2ml (30ml RRP $69.95, Available at www.ime-natural-perfume.com.au)
A unique blend of botanical ingredients, this perfume will help you unleash your inner goddess. The sample I received has a cheeky, zesty and mischievous citrus scent which will be perfect for spraying on after a post gym shower when I'm feeling accomplished and fresh.  

Ettitude Organic Bamboo Lyocell Eye Mask (RRP $15, Available at www.ettitude.com.au
Eye masks are perfect for use at home or when traveling. What sets this eye mask apart from some others is that it is made from organic bamboo lyocell. With a wide comfortable strap, soft luxury feel and lightly cushioned it sits so soft against your face to block out the light for uninterrupted beauty sleep.

The Base Collective Magnesium Oil 125ml (125ml RRP $21.00, Available at www.basecollective.com.au)I already take magnesium to aid with recovery after competition and training, so I'll possibly be gifting this product to someone I know. If you are feeling run down and your muscles are fatigued spraying this oil on you and rubbing it into the the skin may be your ticket to feeling better.

A Bit Hippy Magnesium Moisturiser 6ml (120g RRP $22, Available at www.abithappy.com.au)
As mentioned I already take magnesium, I'll possibly be gifting this product to someone I know. I do enjoy receiving sample size moisturizing creams as they are great for throwing into the gym bag or a handbag. When you're feeling a liitel sore or tired this could just be your perfect pick me up!

To sum up what I think of this limited edition box in five words "for the woman without fear".

The Modibodi x Bellabox Limited Edition Box costs just $79.95 but contains over double the value in products.
 
For further information about the contents of the Bodibodi x Bellabox Limited Edition Box visit the Bellabox Website.

This is a sponsored post, I received either product and/or payment in exchange for this post. 

A new season means a new Young Female Athlete Season Pack to award two deserving young ladies.
Do you know a young female athlete who is deserving of receiving a selection of products from some of my favorite brands, an interview on my blog and a post of them on my Instagram account? Nominate them for the Young Female Athlete Season Pack by emailing me at info@nicoletattersall.com telling me how they show passion, dedication and sportsmanship.

Here are some really important details:
- Nominations close 30/04/18⠀⠀⠀
- Athletes must live in Australia
- 14 - 22 years old (if under 18 parents must be asked)
- You must email your nomination to info@nicoletattersall.com

A big thank you to Sukin, Intense Formulas, Soul Organics Co, Natio, Palmolive, Aveda, Palmer's, Nutri-Synergy and Justice for gifting me these wonderful products (some through Bellabox) that I've used in the packs this season.