Thursday, November 16, 2017

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2017

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Love Lula Beauty Box November 2017

Love Lula Beauty Boxes were one the best discoveries this year. With my aspirations towards minimalism I was not too sure at first, but it prove to be one of the best things that happened to me this year! With a good variety each month, these little boxes brought so much joy that I couldn't wait for the month to turn over to get the next box.  

Madara Smart Antioxidants Eye Rescue Cream

Wowzers, this is a full size product that is almost three times the value of the box! Eye cream has come at the right time, as I am out of one for the time being. I use Wabi Sabi Botanicals Budhi Eye Nectar, which is an oil, and although I enjoy it, it does not work for the day time being bright orange in colour. Madara is Latvian brand that is very much on my radar, I fully intend to pick up Time Miracle Cellular Nutrients Toning Mist, which vanished from Love Lula website before I could pick it up. Hopefully it comes back, as I really want to get my paws on it! It's base is birch water, and that intrigues me to no end. New products look promising too.

 Ingredients: Aqua Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Glycerin Cetearyl Alcohol Isoamyl Laurate Arachidyl Alcohol Behenyl Alcohol Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline Sodium levulinate Palmitic acid Stearic Acid Arachidyl Glucoside Propanediol Aroma CI 77288 (Iron Oxide) Sodium anisate Mica ( CI 77019 ) Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut) Seed Extract Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady's Mantle) Extract Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract Coco Glucoside Sodium PCA Xanthan Gum Xylitylglucoside Anhydroxylitol Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome (Fern) Extract Sodium Hyaluronate Sodium phytate Tocopherol Xylitol Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Lactic Acid Cetraria Islandica Thallus (Lichen) Extract Citric acid Sphagnum Magellanicum (Moss) Extract Vanillin Escin Limonene Benzyl Salicylate Citral Linalool Eugenol  

Laidbare Working 9 to 5

This looks promising, I am looking forward to trying it as a alternative to my beloved DrHauschka Rose Day Cream - as much as I love it, I would appreciate a cheaper alternative to it. Ingredients look good, but coconut oil in it scares me a bit, it tends to break me out. But we will see. Laidbare is on my radar and I intend to review it someday.

IngredientsAqua (Water,Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut), Glycerin (Coconut),Isopropyl Myristate(Palm Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol (Palm Kernal Oil), Aloe Barbadensis(Aloe Vera)Leaf Juice, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide(Senna Plant), Prunus Persica(Peach)Kernal Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside(Sugar), Glyceryl Stearate(Palm Kernal), Dehdroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol(Naturally Derived Preservative), Centella Asiatica(Gotu Kola)Extract, Cetraria Islandica(Iceland Moss)Extract, Xanthan Gum(Naturally Derived Thickener),Potassium Sorbate(Naturally Derived Preservative), Sodium Benzoate(Naturally Derived Preservative)

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Inika lipstick in Naked Kiss swatch
Inika Certified Organic Vegan Lipstick in Naked Kiss

I have an array of Inika products and I am way overdue a review. One thing I am lacking from the brand is lip products, I was browsing and looking at them online many times, but was afraid of getting the colour wrong. (Happened so many times in the past) So this is a perfect product at the right time, I will be happily including it in my review, and the colour Naked Kiss is what I would have chosen myself - well done Love Lula! I am not someone who switches to berry and dark colour lipsticks in Fall and Winter, so I am sure I will get lots of wear of this nude shade. You can see the swatch and how it looks on the lips in the photo above.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba ) Wax*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Citrus Sinensis Peel (Orange) Oil Expressed*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). *Certified Organic 

The Seaweed Bath & Co Balancing Argan Shampoo & Conditioner (Eucalyptus and Peppermint) samples

Love Lula, how did you know I wanted to try these products? These are in my wishlist, although in different scent - I can't handle any peppermint anywhere on my body, but for the sake of testing I will give them a go. Seaweed in all kinds of products is calling my name, and I will definitely get this company's products sooner or later. Unless the samples will be disappointing, but I'd doubt it. Price point on all of these products seems to be on the lower end too, which I really appreciate. So fingers crossed they will work for me.

Ingredients: (eucalyptus and peppermint conditioner) Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearylkonium Chloride, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Barley Protein (gluten-free), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Citric Acid, Gluconic Acid (plant derived), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Potassium Sorbate, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil. Contains ingredients derived from nuts. 

Ingredients: citrus vanilla shampoo
(peppermint eucalyptus seems to be out of stock for the time being) - Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Polyquaternium-70, Vegetable Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose (plant derived), Babasuamidopropyl Betaine, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Laurylglucoside Hydroxypropylsulfonate (vegetable derived), Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Essential Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Potassium Sorbate, Amodimethicone, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Orange) Peel Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Gluconic Acid (plant derived), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Extract. 

Ren Perfect Canvas Skin Enhancing Priming Serum sample

This costs £50 or €57 approx for 30ml, so no wonder we get a sample. I am excited to try this anyway, as i am yet to find my perfect primer that would make the make up stay in place all day. And I am down for the idea of combining primer with serum and thus eliminating extra products and steps in the morning routine. Let's hope this will impress me enough! By the way, Ren is the brand you will be seeing in my future social media posts and eventually blog review too - I am thinking of picking up a couple of products in the near future. This is one of the first brands I started my green beauty journey years and years ago, and then turned my back on because of phenoxyethanol in every product (it is man made preservative derived most often from petroleum more info here) but having tried many samples and seeing it gives me no contact dermatitis, I am coming round to the idea of letting them back into my life. Plus, it is increasingly hard to find a natural product without phenoxyethanol in it!

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Maltose, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Parfum* (Fragrance), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Glucose, Limonene, Linalool * 100% Natural Fragrance - Parfum 100% Naturel

The total value of this box is £60, so it is well worth the price you pay if you ask me. And let's not forget you also get 20% off the brands featured in this box until the end of this month too!
They ship worldwide, and at the price is 13.95£ is is one of the best value boxes around! I mean you constantly get two or more full size products each month, and the sample sizes are always deluxe samples, allowing you to get a good feel of the product. And let's not forget, you get 20% off of the brands featured each month too! 13.95£ is a monthly recurring price for UK and for us international gals there are two options of three months (52.50£) or a year (210£) including post and packaging. Green beauty boxes are a great way to discover new items you might have missed otherwise, and I love that anything coming from LoveLula is cruelty free and guaranteed not to have any toxic ingredients - they have very strict criteria for any product (and brands) they accept, and that is taking the guesswork off your shoulders.Great or what? You don't have to do endless hours of research all by yourself and get more time to do what you actually enjoy, be it spending time with your family, running in the park or shopping, whatever it might be.

Also, one tip if you don't want to commit to subscribing - keep an eye out for previous month's boxes, as Love Lula started selling the remaining ones at a very good price.

You can subscribe to Love Lula box here.

Or shop LoveLula website here.

What beauty boxes are you guys subscribed to? What is your favourite products discovered this way? Please share, I really want to know. Have a great weekend everybody!

That is it for now, see you here shortly! See all 70+ posts on All Things Love Lula here.

Lots of Love,

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