Instagram Stories For August

Are you looking for an Instagram challenge? Maybe you are looking for some inspiration on what to share in your Instagram stories? Here is a month full of hashtag story inspiration for each day of August. You can pick and choose what you would like to do, or maybe you are up for the challenge in doing the full month. It is 100% up to you. If you do take part, be sure to tag me  @nictatt  in your story so I can share your post in my Instagram stories too! Sunday 1st August #BlogShareSunday Monday 2nd August #IceCreamSandwichDay Tuesday 3rd August #WatermelonDay Wednesday 4th August #InternationalCloudedLeopardDay Thursday 5th August #ThrowBackThursday Friday 6th August #FunFriday Saturday 7th August #ShoutoutSaturday Sunday 8th August #BlogShareSunday Monday 9th August #BookLoversDay Tuesday 10th August #WorldLionDay Wednesday 11th August #WorkoutWednesday Thursday 12th August #WorldElephantDay Friday 13th August #FunFriday Saturday 14th August #ShoutoutSaturday Sunday 15th August #Blog

March 2019 Runway Ready Bellabox Review

This month from Bellabox I've received a box chock full of a selection of full-sized and sample sized products that are suitable for an on the go active lifestyle.

Bellabox is a monthly subscription box that gives you an opportunity to discover new or classic health and beauty items. Each month there is a themed box which includes 1-2 hero products which everyone receives, 3-4 products which will often vary from subscriber to subscriber and if that's not enough there's a bonus product which is generally a sachet sample perfect for throwing into a gym or overnight bag. If you want to treat yourself to a wrapped surprise every month then Bellabox is the way to go.

This month's Bellabox is all about being runway ready, now this is open to interpretation, or so I believe. I received over $60 worth of product in this month's themed box. Firstly looking at it in the literal sense, there is a smudge-proof eyebrow cream that helps you create catwalk ready brows. Taking a travel angle, no one likes sharing germs on a plane so the hand sanitizer I received is perfect for that. Getting a little poetic that life is your runway, I discovered a refreshing a lively perfume sample in my box this month that encompasses the fragrance of so many moments. 

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


Bang Beauty Brow Cream - Auburn, full-size RRP $22 (US$)
Bang for your brows! Whether you go for high impact heavily sculpted brows or something a little more subtle, brows play a big role in your look. No matter your beauty style this smudge-proof brow cream from Bang Beauty is perfect for shaping, sculpting and filling your brows. What I'm most impressed about with this product is that the brush that comes with it is the perfect tool to help you create your ideal look. Bellabox subscribers will receive this product in either Milk Chocolate, Auburn or Dark Brown.

Aqua Di Parma Chinotto Di Liguria, sample size 1.3ml RRP $119 for 75ml
I remember being advised many years ago that perfume only really lasts 6 months once opened, after which the scent starts to change. Whether or not this is true or not is another thing. As a result of being passed on this tidbit of information, I have since preferred to purchase perfume in either small bottles or sample sizes. Plus after witnessing a women drop a rather large bottle of perfume out of her handbag and witnessing it smash into lots of tiny pieces and spill all over the bathroom floor, I never wanted to have to carry a large bottle anywhere where I didn't need to. This unisex Mediterranean-inspired scent from Italian fragrance house Acqua Di Parma is a lively and refreshing scent that is perfect for many a moment in life.  
Palmolive Hand Sanitizer Lemon and White Citrus, full-size 48ml RRP $3.69
There's nothing glamorous about being under the weather with a cold or flu, and hand sanitizer is just part of my arsenal against catching a nasty bug. I carry one in my car, gym bag and sometimes in my handbag too. Using them on a regular basis, sometimes after rolling around on the mats in a BJJ class, during a networking event where I'm shaking a lot of hands or even just after being on public transport. The Lemon and White Citrus scent smells fresh and clean without leaving your hands smelling clinical. This handy, travel-sized sanitiser kills 99.9% of germs on hands whilst moisturising your skin too.  
Skinvitals 2-Step Active Cloth Mask Treatments - Quench, 1 mask RRP $12
Skinvitals has a range of 2-step active cloth mask treatments which offer salon results at home in just 15 minutes. Subscribers to Bellabox will receive either Quench (like I did), Glow or Light this month. It really is quite easy to squeeze this little skin pep-up into a busy schedule whether it's in the lead up to a big event or a way to treat yourself after a busy week. Each mask features an anti-ageing serum as the first step followed by a sheet mask as the second step, making it really easy to use.  
Toni & Guy Hair Accessories - Glitter Soft Ties, full-size RRP $4
I'm quite okay with admitting that I tend to forget about hair accessories, they are more often than not an afterthought for me. I tend to stick just my regular hair ties and the odd bobby pin here and there on the odd occasion. Subscribers to Bellabox could receive this month either a bobby pin combo, a long metallic slide set, glitter soft ties (like I did) or hair ties. I was stoked to receive the glitter soft ties in monochrome as I've been able to coordinate them to most of my corporate outfits when I tie my hair up into a sleek ponytail.


Palmolive Rose With Macadamia Oil Body Moisturiser, Sachet
As a bonus product, a sachet of Palmolive Rose With Macadamia Oil Body Moisturiser is perfect. Its just the right amount to throw into your overnight or gym bag. I've received this product a few times before and have always loved receiving it as a bonus product.

To sum up what I think of the March Bellabox in 5 words is... "getting ready to live life". I can't wait to see what will be in the April Bellabox!

Bellabox - RRP: $19.95 ($16.00+ $3.95 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 2019 Bellabox visit the Bellabox Blog. 

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