If you’re looking for a great natural skincare subscription box, then you need to check out the LoveLula Beauty Box. This month’s box was definitely one of my favourites so far. A facial oil? Tick. Make-up? Tick. Accessories? Tick. A nail product? Tick. Worth £44, you really get great value for your money so read on to find out my views on each product.
Here is what I received in this month’s box:
Ooh! Oils of heaven Tamanu Oil (15ml)
Now if you’ve read my blog a little bit, you know how I feel about face oils, right? Yep, I can’t imagine my skincare routine without them (you can read more in my post Face oils: What’s the fuss?). So seeing this little bottle added to my collection made me really happy. Tamanu oil is rich in Omega 6 and Omega 9, and is suitable for dry and acne skin. Historically, it’s been used in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands for centuries to heal skin problems. Its main benefits include healing scars, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars, as well as anti ageing properties. One point to note – tamanu oil isn’t the most pleasant-smelling oil (plus it has a slightly off-putting green gloopy colour) but don’t be discouraged! I suggest using it a few times in the evening to get used to the smell or you could add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil (please remember that essential oils are highly concentrated so never use more than 2 drops per 5ml carrier oil and perform a patch test if using a new essential oil). Overall though – for me, the benefits of these nutty-smelling oils certainly outweigh the cons so I’m definitely giving this oil a second chance. Find out more here.
Glossworks Nail & Cuticle Oil
A cuticle oil should be a staple product in everyone’s make up bag. My hands are really dry in general and as I’m an obsessive hand washer, my cuticles suffer as a result too. Cuticle oils tend to be made from sweet almond oil but interestingly, this one contains avocado oil and jupiter essential oil, which is an interesting combination. The avocado oil has a very strong scent so the jupiter oil balances it slightly. I’ve used this oil a couple of times in the evenings now (including once to prep and remove excess cuticles before painting my nails) and it really does do a good job at softening the cuticles. Find out more here.
PHB Ethical Beauty Eyeshadow (shade: Almond)
At the moment my eye make-up routine is very basic, compared to quite an elaborate routine that I used to have over year ago before I had my little Maxi. I simply don’t have the time and energy to put that much effort on a daily basis although when I do go out, I do like to glam up a bit more. So when this eyeshadow arrived, my initial thought was that I’d only need it for those rare occasions out. After a while though after I tried it, I remembered that highlighting my eyes doesn’t actually take up that much time and it’s something that I should be doing more as my eyes look so tired. I then realised that actually this shade of the eyeshadow is a great multi-purpose product. It’s highly pigmented so it can be used not only as an eye shadow but also to brighten up the inner corners of your eyes or under your brows, or to highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose or your cupid bow. Find out more here.
PHB Ethical Beauty Eyeshadow Brush
This brush has really soft synthetic hairs and works well to blend in the eyeshadow, both on its own as well as to blend in different shades. When I do go out, then I’ll use a few different shades and it’s crucial to use a good blending brush to avoid harsh lines between the shades – so far, this brush is proving to be really efficient. Find out more here.
Greenfrog Botanic Bodywash
If I’m honest, this is the least useful product to me as I’m trying to avoid body washes (even the natural ones) as their ingredients leave my skin dry and tight – instead we’re using natural soap bars. However, this 100ml travel size bottle will come in handy when on holiday or when I go away on work trips, which I have a couple planned for the next few weeks. Find out more here.
Have you tried any of these products? Do you subscribe to LoveLula’s Beauty Box?
Disclosure: This Beauty Box was sent to me to test as part of my involvement in LoveLula’s Accredited Bloggers Program. Nevertheless, views expressed in this post are mine and 100% genuine and honest.