LoveLula Beauty Box August 2017 + first impressions

I really can’t believe a whole month has passed since the last Lovelula Box! Seriously, where did that time go? Anyway, I’m not complaining too much, as I have 5 new products to try!

So this is what came in this month’s box and I’m going to give my quick first impressions of all the products. As usual you also get a code for 20% off any products from the brands featured in this box for the rest of the month. 

The first product I cast my eyes on as I opened the box is the Beauty Brews Hygge Orange & Cinnamon Organic Tea. At first I was like “what the ?”… “Tea? In my Beauty Box?” And then I remembered that herbal teas are meant to be good for you and that what you put in your body has an impact on your health & well-being, and therefore your inner and outer beauty. This tea contains rooibos, orange, apple and cinnamon and is designed to be a “tea to relax with friends and family during the long winter months”. “But it’s August!”, I hear you cry. Well, if you live in the North of England you’ll know that August has so far been rainy and many have had their central heating on already! So a warming tea actually sounds about right! The tea itself smells absolutely delicious. I kind of wish I could put it in my bathwater! But I resisted and brewed a cup of this loose tea after my dinner. I did add honey and milk as this is how I like to take rooibos based teas. It’s actually very nice and much more delicately flavoured than I was expecting, which is a good thing. I think this would be really nice as a base for an iced tea with apple or peach juice, provided the tea is brewed strong enough. I think I’ll try that if we ever get another dry, warm day this Summer! #itsgrimupnorth

The next two products are from Glossworks. I received the Glossworks 3 in 1, a base coat, top coat and hardener all in one, and the Glossworks Nail Polish – Name of the Rose, a universally flattering, mid tone rose pink polish. The Glossworks formula is “9 free”, meaning it is free from the 9 most harmful chemicals commonly found in nail polish – formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, paraben, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. They are of course cruelty free and are also vegan. I’m happy with the shade I received, and can always use the 3 in 1, and besides I like all the shades they offer. It goes on really smoothly and evenly and has a nice sized brush. It also dries ridiculously quickly, which is excellent as I’m really impatient! However my first application hasn’t worn well. I used the 3 in 1 as a base, two coats of polish then a top coat. It seemed to dry so quickly and looked fabulous. I applied it to toes and fingers, but it’s chipped, dinged and peeled on my fingernails within a few hours. It’s probably my fault. Think I need to apply again and maybe skip the 3 in 1 or wait longer between coats. Will report back!

Another makeup product this month is the PHB Ethical Beauty Natural Organic Pencil Eyeliner in Brown. I’m so thrilled this is in the box as I have been ‘eyeing it up’, excuse the pun, on LoveLula. I do love a good brown eyeliner, I don’t even own a black one as I find it too heavy for my hooded eyes. Needless to say I got this on my eyes immediately, along the top and bottom lash lines. I’m really pleased with the formula, creamy enough to go on easily but not so much that it slides allover. The brown shade is lovely, not too warm or cool, just a perfect neutral brown and it has good colour payoff and can be built up and intensified. It’s also comfortable on the eyes. Wear time is also good and it doesn’t smudge or transfer, which on my lids is a miracle in itself.

The final product in the box is the Balm Balm Chamomile Floral Water Hydrosol (30ml). I’ve used the Rose one before and loved it, and I prefer floral waters / hydrosols to actual toners. This one is lovely, and it claims is ideal for inflamed or itchy skin, so this should be a great soother for my itchy back. 

So that’s it for this month’s box. Have you received this yet and what do you think?

This post contains affiliate links however I pay for my subscription myself. All opinions are always 100% honest and entirely my own. 

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