Saturday, December 16, 2017

Love Lula Beauty Box December 2017



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Love Lula Beauty Box December 2017

How are all of you? I hope you are calm and collected with all your shopping done, and other preparations well on their way too? Me, I am a total opposite, a total stressball, with a never-ending-to-do-list in one hand and phone in another to constantly check the time, as I find I have too little time for everything. 
Hmm, maybe some wine (hey, we are all adults here) and some pampering is in order?
Luckily Love Lula Beauty Box came in today and I was delighted to see something I could use for pampering night! 
Let's see what we got in December 2017 box? Let's dive in! Ok, this doesn't contain any tea or natural candles I imagined it would have for Christmas, but it contains three full sized items and a few samples, well worth the price you pay for the box! Any box containing natural make up is a favourite of mine, and in this box we get two, so big yay! Oh, by the way, the total value of this box is 58£ - woohoo or what? -and I believe this time round UK and international boxes were the same. Also, each box contains the code for 20% off for all the brands featured in the box, for this month it's Madara, PHB, Mossa, Urban Veda and DrHauschka. 
So let's see the individual products and my first impressions on them?


Madara SOS Instant Moisture + Radiance Hydra Mask 

This is the first of three full sized products. Worth 35£, this is almost the triple the price of the box alone. Right on time too, as I think all of us could do with some masking and soothing our skin. Full of all kinds of nourishing and soothing ingredients, I am excited to dive into this! It is a vegan product, I thought it is worth noting. 

Ingredients:
Aqua Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Alcohol Rosa Damascena (Rosa) Flower Water Cetearyl Alcohol Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Dicaprylyl Carbonate Arachidyl Alcohol Behenyl Alcohol Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit Butter Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea-buckthorn) Fruit Extract Sodium PCA Glycerin Stearic Acid Palmitic acid Aroma Arachidyl Glucoside Betaine Linum Usitatissimum (Flax/Linseed) Seed Extract Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract Paeonia Lactiflora (Peonia) Root Extract Coco Glucoside Xanthan Gum Sodium Hyaluronate Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Hydrolysed Glycosaminoglycans Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Tocopherol Xylitol Iron oxide CI77492 Citronellol Geraniol Benzyl Salicylate Eugenol



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PHB natural & organic lip crayon in peach


PHB Natural & Organic Lip Crayon in Peach

Another full sized product, this retails for £8.95 for 4ml of product. Unfortunately I already own this, bought it before summer. I didn't particularly liked the way it looked on my lips, it was more orange than I imagined, so it is just sitting in my make up stash, unused and unloved. Perhaps it is time I dug it out and tried again, to see if it looks better in winter?
The new one from the box will either go into the stocking for my mother or I will set this aside for giveaway with Love Lula's permission. On the side note, have you seen my Love Lula Christmas Gift Guide? I have recommendations for everyone, from men to vegans in your life, as well as tea lovers and recs for someone who has everything. I've got you covered for those last minute gifts!

Ingredients:
Octydodecyl Srearoyl Stearate,C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Olus Oil, Candelilla Cera, Mica, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Polyglycceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbic Acid, C.I. 77891, C.I. 77491


PHB Ethical Beauty Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Yet another full size product that retails for 12.95£ - and I am excited to try it! At the moment I have other green beauty brand's liquid eyeliner, so it would be interesting to compare the two. I am the "perfect test bunny" as in my eyes are hooded, and the corners of my eyes go down, so if an eyeliner holds up on my eye, that means it's a good one.  First impressions are good, it is easy to use and dries down quick. I touched my eyes on purpose and very little of it came off. Not super black though, I needed a couple of layers of it. Now let's see how it will wears throughout the day. I will keep you posted on this.
PHB were super generous with their make up in the Love Lula boxes in the last half a year, we got their mascara, eye shadow and blending brush, and now a lip liner and liquid eye liner. 

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Aqua, *Hydrolyzed Zee Mays (Organic Corn Starch), Sorbitan Olivate, Iron oxides (CI 77499 CI77491), Mica, Leuconostoc /Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.


Next we have a few of the sachet samples, and out of five of them, I am excited to try only two, and those are Dr.Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask and Mossa Skin Perfector, a BB cream from a brand that's new to Love Lula.  Mossa caught my eye straight after they launched in Love Lula, all of the products seems to have an affordable price point, and I might try a couple of their products soon.
As for Dr.Hauschka, I am only venturing into this brand, but their Rose Day Cream is my Holy Grail face cream at the moment that is surely be featured in my Best Products of 2017 post (coming very soon) and repurchased at least five times by now.

Next are some samples from Urban Veda, their Purifying Protecting Night Cream, Reviving Facial Oil and Reviving Day Cream, but I am sad to report I won't be trying these and will be passing those on - I have had at least four full sized products from this brand and they haven't worked out for my sensitive skin, even their soothing range aimed at my skin type. Then again, not everyone is as sensitive as me, so, everybody else, be my guest.


So, all in all, I am happy with this box, masks and make up, two of my favourite things! And I am glad that these are the full size products. So I will leave you here and I am off to play with the products :) Err, test the products, the correct term is testing :)



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Love Lula Beauty Box

I have to say I have been very happy to be receiving these Love Lula Beauty Boxes as part of LLABP program for the last half a year, and it quickly became one of my favourite things! I soon started looking forward receiving them, it feels like a Christmas coming soon each month, I am telling you. There are a few different options when it comes to your budget, slightly different for UK and international customers, and Love Lula is still running a promotion on them, up to 20% off. So it is a perfect time to get this as a present for yourself or for your loved one (gentlemen, are you listening?) - it is the gift that keeps on giving! And it is truly worth the price you are paying, as boxes come with a value of more than 50£ more often than not. I am yet to come across the box I would be disappointed in. I know I want to receive them as long as Love Lula makes them!


(39.76£ instead of 41.85£, 5% savings)

(75.33£ instead of 83.70£, a 10% saving)

(133.92£ instead of 168.40£, 20% savings)



(49.88£ instead of 52.50£, saving you 5%)


(168£ instead of 210£, whopping 20% savings)



So that is it for today. I will have two more blog posts for this year, a Yearly Overview and my Best Products for 2017, so please keep your eyes peeled for those. After that I will see you in 2018, and I will have a LOT of reviews coming your way then. I hope we will continue our green beauty journey together! I truly and deeply appreciate all of you who read my blog posts and take time to leave comments. Big hugs and kisses all round!

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Ta ta for now,
Lots of Love
Renata.


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2 comments:

  1. A great box if we do make-up ! Execpt I don't like some of the ingrΓ©dients in Urban Veda and I wouldn't use their products.

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    1. Many thanks for reading and taking your time to comment! Yes, my skin didn't react well to Urban Veda products, so I am passing on those from now on. Good thing we got samples here and nor full sized products.
      Take care and have a fabulous Christmas holiday! xo

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