What’s in LoveLula Beauty Box? – July 2017

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This month’s LoveLula Beauty Box is worth a whopping £60, and all this for only £13.95! (when subscribed monthly) I think it’s a great value for money, especially for those who want to discover new green beauty brands and love testing new natural beauty products. 

As always, in this month’s LoveLula beauty box I found some lovely products. My favourite must be PHB All-In-One Natural Mascara which is worth £15.95 on its own so this box is a real bargain indeed!

In case you didn’t know, I receive LoveLula Beauty Box every month as part of a LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme and I always share my honest opinions about the products I test. (Disclaimer: In this post you will find some affiliate links – if you click on them and purchase a product I get a small commission which helps me maintain this website.)

Here is what I really thought of this month’s products:

PHB All-In-One Natural Mascara

As mentioned above, PHB mascara was my favourite product in this month’s LoveLula beauty box. It really makes my eyes stand out by thickening and lengthening my lashes. Comparing to the Green People Volumising Mascara, the brush is slightly bigger which I can deal with although I prefer smaller brushes as they are easier to use. 

Until now I would only use a mascara on a rare occasion but since I’ve started using PHB mascara I just want to use it all the time, really love the effect. In terms of colour, I think it’s more black than Green People mascara (if that makes sense??). But I think PHB mascara is not as lengthening as the mascara from Green People.

I’ve been testing this mascara for a week or so and so far I had no issues with clumps or smudging. In that respect, I am really impressed with it as I feel it’s better than Green People’s mascara.

Just to mention that PHB mascara is vegan, cruelty-free and free from artificial ingredients such as parabens, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, Colourants, Silicone, Mineral oils and Propylene Glycol. It does contain preservative Phenoxyethanol which some people like to avoid (but it’s not been proven to be harmful in any way).

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John Masters Organics Scalp Stimulating shampoo

I’ve had a good experience with most of John Masters Organics products so far and this shampoo is no exception. Well, I only tested it once so far but it’s a positive experience. The shampoo foams well and you can really feel spearmint & peppermint working when you are washing your hair. It feels really fresh and stimulating to the hair.

The shampoo contains six certified-organic ingredients which remove buildup and stimulate the scalp while soy proteins hydrate hair and lock in moisture.

This purifying shampoo is suitable for all hair types but I think the oily type would especially benefit as this shampoo is supposed to reduce excess sebum production.

Madara Fine Line Minimising Cream

This is a new product from Madara which is part of their Smart Antioxidants range. This cream is suitable for dry skin but I still tested it on my combination skin a few times. It’s pretty light, quick to absorb and doesn’t feel very rich. I think it would be good for under the makeup.

Madara also do a version of this cream which is suitable for normal to combination skin. This version is actually classed as a fluid, not a cream but it still has the same natural antioxidants.

Formulated with an age-defying SMART ANTIOXIDANT complex of Lichen, Moss, Fern, and Alchemilla to deliver intense hydration, reverse the first signs of ageing, and smooth out fine lines.

Madara Smart Antioxidants cream is vegan and certified by ECOCERT (cruelty-free).

Lyonsleaf Marshmallow Soften and Rejuvenate Facial Oil

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I am a big fan of facial oils. Over the past few years I have tested quite a few. I was really happy to discover Lyonsleaf Marshamallow Facial Oil in this month’s LoveLula beauty box as I haven’t tested anything from Lyonsleaf before but also because I ran out of all my facial oils. 

The first thing that I would say about Lyonsleaf Marshamallow Facial Oil is that it’s really affordable. It normally costs £14.99 on LoveLula but it’s currently on offer for £12.99. Facial oils normally cost much more than that so I was really surprised to see that price.

Lyonsleaf Marshmallow Facial Oil contains some lovely ingredients such as an anti-ageing and rejuvenating rosehip oil, nourishing avocado oil and baobab oil which contains various vitamins and omega fatty acids, all great for your skin.

The oil doesn’t absorb as quickly as some other facial oils that I’ve tried. I definitely wouldn’t use it as a day time oil as I think it’s more suitable for night time. 

The scent is really strong and I am not a fan of it but it doesn’t linger on the skin luckily. I think I would prefer an unscented version of this oil. Both versions are suitable for all skin types.

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REN Satin Perfection BB Cream SPF15

I don’t use BB creams as I see them as a type of foundation which may cause my skin to break out so this is not something I would personally buy. However, I managed to almost finish the whole sample of REN Satin Perfection BB Cream. After the application, my skin would feel smoother and definitely look better. Any redness on my skin would be toned down. The cream only offers a light coverage though which is great for days when you feel your skin looks almost perfect. You can learn more about this BB cream directly on LoveLula site.

If you are a green beauty fan and want to subscribe to LoveLula beauty box click here. It’s only £13.95 a month, including the postage. You can cancel your subscription any time. Every month you will also get 20% off on all the brands found in the box.

What do you think of July’s LoveLula beauty box? Have you tried any of these products?

6 Comments

  1. Such a great box! That mascara is WOW! I actually love the vetiver earthy scent of the Lyonsleaf oil but know it wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste.

    1. Yes, I was impressed with the mascara as well. Oh so it’s vetiver that strong scent? Never came across it before but I now know that I wouldn’t pick any products with it, really not a fan!

  2. I liked the mascara too, although if they did a non-waterproof version, I would prefer that. I have yet to find a Madara product that I don’t like, and this month I was impressed again with their cream.

    1. Great to hear that you were also a fan of the mascara. I actually prefer a waterproof version, if there is one available. Madara cream was lovely, I will give it a proper test in the next few weeks.

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