This month’s box is the fifth Lovelula Beauty Box I have received. I have generally been over the moon with the products I have received each month. The July box is no exception, and you’ll see why further below.
I signed up to this subscription earlier in the year at a cost of £12.50 per month. I think it has now gone up to £13.95, but considering the total value of this month’s box is a whopping £60, it’s a bloody bargain! Each month you get 4 or 5 natural, cruelty-free beauty products and the contents are always worth more than £40, so it’s a super way of trying new products and brands. You also receive a card with a discount code for 20% off the featured brands in the box for that month.
In the July box I received the following products, and here’s what I think.
Now then, when I read the words “spearmint” and “stimulating” I instantly decided this shampoo was going to be too minty and too irritant for my liking. This, I’m pleased to say, can not be further from the truth. It smells amazing for a start, which is always a plus, and lathers up beautifully, giving my scalp a gentle tingle and leaving my hair squeaky clean but not stripped! I’ve used it three times already and I think it’s one of the nicest natural shampoos I’ve ever used. And I’ve tried A LOT! Needless to say I’ve already ordered the full size!
This brand is totally new to me, and although I’ve spotted it on LL website before, I ordinarily stick to the amazing Blue Labelle since I know their oils work for me and my combo/oily face. So I looked at the ingredients: sunflower, avocado, baobab, borage, rosehip, marshmallow, vitamin E, marigold, vetiver, geranium, rose. All lovely and nothing too heavy, so I gave it a whirl. There’s a really detailed and impressive sounding description on Lovelula on this product and the benefits and properties of the ingredients in this product, definitely check that out. I’ve used the oil a couple of times now and it is light yet lovely and nourishing, and has one of my favourite essential oils in, Vetiver. I will keep using and maybe do a comparison post at a later date, but first impressions are very good.
Again I came at this product with my “I don’t think I’m going to like this” head on. I’ve had a couple of things from Madara in previous month’s boxes, and to be totally honest they’ve been OK, but I haven’t loved them. And when I saw that this product is for dry to very dry skin, I thought this would be a try once and pass onto Mum kind of a deal. Well sorry but Mum’s gonna miss out this month as I actually really quite like this! Instead of using as a day cream, as I’m shiny enough this time of year, I’ve been using this as a night cream and have even layered it over the Lyonsleaf oil. It’s a very fluid consistency and is early absorbed, something I wasn’t expecting for a product for dry skin. It contains some lovely botanical extracts and antioxidants, as well as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, for hydrating, plumping and anti ageing. I’ve definitely noticed a difference to my skin the morning after use and will continue to see how this one performs.
Yes! A new mascara to try! Many of you may know all too well the struggle of finding the perfect mascara in cruelty-free / green beauty. I’ve tried several myself and have been led to the Nocturne Mascara by Hynt Beauty, which I absolutely love. And having not finished up that tube, I was going to save this until my Hynt runs out. However curiosity got the better of me a couple of days later. I’ve tried a lot of products from PHB and I really like their eyeshadows, among other things. This mascara is really nice and definitely up there in 2nd place to my Hynt. It separates, thickens and lengthens really nicely, and does not smudge or flake. I think the Hynt is better for volume and layering, however for lovely long pretty lashes the PHB does a really nice job and I also think it would be great for sensitive eyes. What I also love is the wand. It’s the bristle style but is spiral shaped, and the stick is good and short so you can really get some good control when applying to the lashes. I would definitely recommend and buy this one again. In my opinion is better than the Lily Lolo or Pacifica mascaras.
The last product in the box is a sample size of the REN Satin Perfection BB Cream SPF15. I believe REN has been bought out by a parent company that tests on animals, and since I avoid products from brands whose parent companies test, I am not going to feature the BB cream in this post.
That aside, I do think this box has been my favourite one so far!
Have you received the July Lovelula Beauty Box, and what are your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you.
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