LoveLula Beauty Box July 2017

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

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Couple of longer items on the top of the box this month.  I couldn’t actually see anything else and the box felt light so I was beginning to get concerned that maybe things were missing.

They do include an info card in this box.  On the front is a code to get a discount on the brands in the box.  On the back is the list of the items and a little blurb about each one.

Madara Fine Line Minimising Cream-$22.68 20mL

I have received many items from this brand and I have never been disappointed in them.  This is a new line from them and is made to boost your skin and make it more radiant.  Unlike quite a few natural beauty products there is not an odd or unpleasant smell with this one.

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Lyonsleaf Marshmallow Facial Oil-$21.04 30mL

This oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids to boost, bolster, and help the skin.  It has a scent but it’s not offensive or strong.  I don’t know much about the marshmallow plant but this oil has no artificial colour or fragrance, no preservatives, and no petroleum derivatives.

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PHB Natural Mascara-$25.83

I love getting mascara in my boxes and I’m excited to try this one.  My stash is shrinking when it comes to mascara!  This one should lengthen, thicken, and volumize.  It is available in brown and black and this one is the black.

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John Masters Spearmint & Meadowsweet Shampoo-$9.72 60mL

I’m sure you’re tired of my complaints by now about getting only a shampoo in a box.  How can I judge whether I want to shell out for this type product if I have to try it with some random conditioner?  On the good side……this smells AMAZING!!!  It is a purifying shampoo, so removes build up on your hair and stimulates the scalp as it cleans.

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Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream SPF15-$2.82 3mL

I wish this was a bigger sample.  I love Bb creams and this seems like a nice one.  It has colour adaptive technology and gives a good finish that’s not too matte or too shiny.

The LoveLula box is always nice.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  This is my last box from them and while I won’t be renewing, I’ve been very happy with what they’ve sent out.  The value this time is $82.09 and there were two full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

 

 

LoveLula Beauty Box June 2017

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

The box once again made it safely across the ocean and to my front door.  Things inside were all packed into the squiggles that I hate but whatever makes things not be broken must be tolerated.

They have an info card that gives you a code to get a discount on all the brands in the box on one side and a listing of all the included items on the other.

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Madara Daily Defence Ultra Rich Balm-$?

This is an all-over lotion that should rescue dry and rough skin.  It is made for extreme weather conditions and is very thick.   It is organic and so has that odd smell that most good for you beauty products have.  I’m sure that it will work very well though.

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Bellapierre Kiss Proof Lip Creme in Antique Pink-$33.80

This is a liquid lipstick.  I have a few of them, not from this brand but they are not my favourite type of lipstick.  They are very thick and hard to apply, I find.  The colour is good for me and it dries fast, leaving it smudge proof.  It is sticky though if I rub my lips together.  This one will take some getting use to.

Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask with Muslin Cloth-$6.78

This mask powder just needs water added to make a paste.  You apply it, let it dry, and then wipe off using the cloth. The mask draws out impurities as it dries and then you wipe them all away, while gently exfoliating.

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John Masters Lavender, Rose Geranium, & Ylang Ylang Soap-$5.07

This soap smells very strong but nice.  I think it will leave my skin scented for the whole day.  There are two sizes of this available and this is the smaller one.  I hope that this lathers well since I find their shampoo to not lather at all.

The LoveLula box is always nice.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $45.65 plus the lotion and there were three full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

 

 

LoveLula Beauty Box May 2017

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

The box that showed up this month was slightly longer than normal but everything still arrived in one piece and cushioned by squiggles.

They include an info card that tells you about the discount you can use to buy items from the brands included and the other side tells you about the items actually in the box.

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Ogario London Styling Mist-60ml $27.86

This is actually the size they sell on the website.  I had thought it was a sample size.  This hairspray is used to add volume and give you slight hold for natural looking hair.  It has lemon zest, oats, and honey in it to add shine and strength.  They recommend you use it on damp hair and then style as normal.  It smells pretty good and doesn’t feel sticky as it’s drying.

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Laidbare DIY!-125ml $12.12

This is a two-in-one cleanser and toner.  It will be nice to be able to skip a step in the mornings and make my routine just a hair quicker using this.  It is suitable for all skin types and will help to reduce inflammation, tone, and strengthen the skin.  It is a clear gel with a bright and fresh scent.

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PHB Gentle Moisturiser-50ml $29.51

This moisturizer is very thick and yet absorbs super quickly.  It smells like fresh cut flowers and I love that!  It says it is gentle enough for sensitive skin and that the ingredients will leave you feeling smooth and protected.

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John Masters Lavender & Rosemary Shampoo-30ml $3.74

This smells strongly of the herbs in it.  It is an organic shampoo and should clean without making your hair worse than when you started.  I have a lot of hair so this little bottle is only about two washes so I’ll need to save it for a special occasion.

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John Masters Citrus & Neroli Detangler-30ml $3.74

I am sooooo happy that they sent a conditioner along with the shampoo.  This conditioner uses natural vegetable oils to add benefits to the hair.  It says you can also this as a leave in conditioner.

The LoveLula box is always nice.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $76.97 and there were three full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

 

 

LoveLula Beauty Box April 2017

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

The box was pretty heavy this month and I could see a few big bottles in there.

They have an info card that gives you a code good for the month on any of the brands included.  On the other side, it lists your items and a little about each one.

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Madara AHA Peel Mask-$35.44 60mL Full Size

This is an item they have previously sent out as a trial size and since everyone loved it, they have now sent out the full size.  This product uses fruit acids to reveal smoother and brighter skin.  It helps fade age spots and fine lines and clears your pores.

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Greenfrog Botanic Handwash-$4.61 100mL

This is a geranium and peppermint scented one, there are a few other options in the lineup.  I have to say this is not a great smell for me but as long as it cleans my hands, I’m okay with it.  It says it will also help with dry skin and eczema.

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Marlehna Blossom Elixir Sample-$4.02 3mL

If I had a complaint about this box it would be that they do occasionally send out packets of items.  This moisturizer is made to help firm up the skin, add moisture, and smooth out wrinkles.   I can’t give it a little test because it’s in the packet but considering how much even this tiny bit is worth, it better be good.

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FOM London Hydra Plump & Firm Cream-$26.03 15mL

According to what it says about this face cream, it will solve every issue I can think of that would be on my face.  It has antioxidants, supports collagen repair, adds hydration, improves your complexion, and prevents photoaging.  It is another one that is fairly expensive but I think this jar will last me a while.

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Apple & Bears Body Wash-$4.43 50mL

This bottle of body wash is grapefruit & seaweed version.  It has a fresh and rejuvenating scent that I like.  It has some organic ingredients and I think it’s going to be extra bubbly once you lather it up.

The LoveLula box is always nice.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $74.53 and there was only one full sized item. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

LoveLula Beauty Box March 2017

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

The only good thing I can say about opening a box and finding those squiggles is, that in this one at least they are plain brown coloured.  I can see a few things peeking out from under the info card but it did a good job of making it difficult to decipher.

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The card tells you what items you are getting this month and a little about them.  It has the total box value as well.

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Seascape Unwind Body Wash-$27.68

Ooooo….I love a full sized body wash!  This smells so nice too.  It contains ingredients from the island of Jersey (UK not US) that help with a tranquil feeling.  It is scented with essential oils and all of the packagings are recyclable.  It seems to go in waves but I have received a bunch of body wash in the last little while so I’m going to have to wait to use this one but it’ll be hard.

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PHB Hand Cream-$18.93

Another full sized item!  This hand cream is very thick.  It held its shape as I pumped it out.  It is neroli and ylang-ylang and smells so fruity.  This one is made to brighten your skin and your senses, which it does.  It does leave my hands a bit greasy but I think it’s so rich that it has no choice.  It is vegan, cruelty-free, and halal, which I think is a first for me.

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Hurraw! Papaya & Pineapple Lip Balm-$8.63

This is mostly pineapple smelling.  The oils are cold pressed and help to soften and quiet inflammation.  I like that they have it in the oval shape, it’s quickly becoming a favourite lip balm shape for me.  This is also full sized.

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Laidbare For Richer For Porer-$13.81

This is a clay face mask.  It will help with imperfections and reduce your pores, hence the pun with the name.  You leave it on a clean face for ten minutes once a week.  The little bit I squeezed out had some hard particles in it so I don’t know if it was just off or if it has exfoliating abilities as well.

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Kimberly Sayer Sample-$0.57

This is a sample of the Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF30.  They’ve included it so you can hopefully fall in love with it and then order more at full price, less the 20% off you get on all brands include for the month.

My eighth box from LoveLula is still very good.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $69.62 and there were four full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

LoveLula Beauty Box February 2017

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

The box is the same as normal, a small box with a logo stuck on a corner.  Inside there was a little bit of a mess as one of the items had leaked but nothing to serious and no damage done to anything else.

The info card gives you a discount to use on any of the brands in the box if you want other things.  On the reverse is the list of items with their uses.  It once again says Outside UK on it so something must be different than what you would get if you weren’t an outsider.

20170221_193713Madara Micellar Water-$23.41 Full Size

I know that micellar water is one of the new big things in skincare but I don’t care for it.  I like to wash with something bubbly.  I do use micellar water but as an eye makeup remover.  It works great for that.  I have received this brand before from LoveLula and I enjoy it so this should be a good product for what I’ll do with it.  It’s nice to get full sized things too.

20170221_193814Weleda Skin Food-$4.18 10mL

This is a very thick cream that can be used to protect and repair skin.  They say it’s perfect for winter skin and can be used on any part of your body, including your face.  It is all natural, which is nice but it stinks.  I find that to be an issue with many natural products.  Without the perfumes added, they don’t all smell great.

20170221_193834OOH! Oils Of Heaven Marula Oil-$15.88 15mL

I have quite a few oils now and never think to use them.  This one absorbs really well and while it leaves you very slightly greasy it’s not like you would go sliding off a chair.  It has almost no scent to it and contains vitamins E and C, plus antioxidants to help moisturize your skin.  This one is made for your face and while it freaks me out to put oil on my face since I have spent years doing the opposite, I know that they can make a difference.

20170221_193756Greenfrog Botanical Body Wash-$6.52 100mL

This is the item that leaked a little.  The lid seemed to unscrew somewhat and things oozed.  It is the neroli and lime scent and there appear to be a few scents available.  I’m hoping that this is less smelly when used as a wash.  I can’t describe the smell but I don’t think I like it.  It’s very odd.  It is made for sensitive skin so it can’t be that harsh.

20170221_193901PHB Brightening Cleanser-$26.66 Full Size

This is a foaming cleanser for normal and combination skin.  It promises to remove makeup and give you a brighter and more even complexion.  It also smells pretty bad but I hope it works well.

My seventh box from LoveLula is still very good.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $76.64 and there were two full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

LoveLula Beauty Box January 2017

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

This one showed up on time this month.  The box is well packed with squiggles and everything arrives safely.

20170130_192846The info card tells you about the items in the box and a little bio of them.

20170130_193013Balm Balm Face Balm-30mL $14.66

This is a very oily feeling moisturiser.  It has a texture like a regular cream when it comes out but once you start to rub it around it goes all oily.  It is called a face balm but you can apply it to any area of your body that needs some extra conditioning.  The rose geranium scent is not that pleasant but it is 100% organic.  It says it’s good for both day and night but it’s so greasy feeling that I think I’d only use it at night.

20170130_192904Laidbare Pack Your Bags-30mL $13.09

This is an eye cream and I think it’s a crazy big size compared to the normal eye creams you get in these boxes!  It will reduce puffiness and dark circles and also brightens and reduces redness.  This one is an anti-aging cream and I’m okay with that.  I’ve started to notice some smile lines near my eyes and they are driving me crazy!  If this can help with those as well as making it seem like I got some sleep each night, it’ll be a winner for me.

20170130_192918Ren EverCalm Day Cream-15mL $13.77

I’ve received quite a few Ren products from this box and I do like them.  This is a new one for me and it’s supposed to leave sensitive skin feeling protected and calm.  This one is very thick but it goes on nice and absorbs very fast into my skin.

20170130_192929John Masters Evening Primrose Shampoo-60mL $7.05

I’m always torn on things like this.  I love that this is a brand I would never buy and so getting it is a treat.  I hate that they only sent the shampoo.  This one is specifically for dry hair, and I can use that.  It has a pretty strong smell in the bottle but I’m sure that will lessen once I use it and lather it up.

20170130_192956Apple & Bears Body Silk-50mL $7.21

This is a firming and smoothing body lotion.  It is also supposed to re-energise your skin and I think most of that comes from the scent.  It has a bright smell from the grapefruit, but I don’t know if I really like it.  This is always my issue with organic or natural products, the stuff that makes it smell good doesn’t qualify.

My sixth box from LoveLula is still very good.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $55.78 and there were two full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

LoveLula Beauty Box December 2016

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

This box was quite late this month.  I had actually emailed them saying my box was missing and then it showed up a couple of days later.  The box is right full of items so that’s a good sign too.

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They include an info card that tells you a bit about each item included for the month.  This is the first time I’ve noticed that it says Outside UK so I’m thinking there was a different box for the locals.

Balm Balm Relax Duo-$39.85

These smell interesting.  I’m not sure what the main scent is but it’s not super pleasant to me.  This is meant to be relaxing but it doesn’t make me want to really.  I guess if someone was rubbing this onto me it might have the desired effect.  It is 100% organic and does leave me feeling a bit oily but I think it would soak in with more rubbing.

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John Masters Argan Oil-$1.65

This is a small sample of argan oil for your hair.  It helps to retain moisture, improve elasticity, and soften your hair.  I don’t use this in my hair often because I get fairly oily quickly and don’t need to rush that.  I will use them if I’m trying for a sleek look.

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PHB Sugar Scrub-$8.05

This is the pink grapefruit version of this. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a solid sugar scrub before.  It seems more like a soap but it is exfoliating.  It smells great and I’m going to give it a try.

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Beauty Brews Poise Tea-$18.71

This is a tin of loose tea.  It is strawberry and ginger rooibos based tea.  It smells like it will be delicious!  It supposedly will stimulate metabolism.  That is a good thing and as I’m back to working on my fitness I can use the help.

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Madara Total Renewal Night Cream-$32.53

It seems like there will be one picture each post that will not rotate the proper way.  What’s frustrating is that any other place I look at it, it’s right side up.  Anyways this is something I’ve tried before and I like it.  This is another one of the brands I’ve discovered from the UK that I would happily get in every box and not complain.

My fifth box from LoveLula is still very good.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $100.79 and there were four full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.

LoveLula Beauty Box November 2016

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

This box packs things well in their little nest of squiggles and it arrives in good condition.

They have an info card that gives a code for a discount off the brands in the box for the month on one side and the items that you actually got on the back.

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Madara Hydra Mask-12.5mL $24.85

This is a mask that you are supposed to leave on for 15 minutes.  It is very thin and absorbed into my  skin right off the bat so there is no way I would be washing it off.  You can also just use it as a moisturizer so I think that will be my choice.  I’ve used a few other items from this brand and I like them so I’m sure this one will live up to the rest.

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Humble Natural Beauty Hand Cream-75mL $13.25

This is the sweet pea and verbena lotion and it smells great!  I love sweet peas and this makes me so happy it’s not even funny.  I received a shower gel a few boxes ago in one of their other scents that I’ve been using but I want to have this lotion with me everywhere!  It honestly smells that good!!  You should buy this one.

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OOH! Oils Of Heaven Argan Oil-15mL $15.74

I am totally freaked out every time I put oils on my skin because of always being told it would make me breakout.  However I have been using different ones and of course that is not the case.  I tend to think of argan oil as more for your hair than face but it is supposed to help your skin stay moist and regenerated.

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PHB Skin Gel-120mL $22.78

This is a skin restoring gel with aloe vera.  It is made to soothe, repair, and hydrate skin.  It is very cooling feeling and most definitely a gel.It is suitable for sensitive, dry or eczema areas on your skin too.  There are five variations that could have been received for this product.

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Moa Green Bath Potion Shot-10mL $4.56

This is a natural essential oil blend that will help to de-stress and relieve aches and pains.  It has a blend of five oils that each do something good for you.  It also has a list of do not do things, including do not use as a massage oil or while pregnant.

My forth box from LoveLula is still very good.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $81.18 and there were two full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.  The lotion this month more than makes up for that though!

 

LoveLula Beauty Box October 2016

LoveLula Beauty Box is a UK box that is filled with natural beauty products and brands without having to purchase the full sized versions first.  Individual boxes are $52.50 British Pounds a month or a yearly option of $210 British Pounds.  That price includes the shipping fee.  I have had great luck with the other British box I get so while the British exchange was down a bit I went ahead and got this one.

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This box ships in a cute little white box with the logo on the corner.  Most of the rest of the top is filled with the shipping declaration and postage.  Inside everything is packed well and survives the long journey to me safely.

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There is an info card included.  On the front is a discount code to order any of the brands included this month for a discount.  On the back is the list of products that you received and a little about them.

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John Masters Lip Calm-$10.10

This is a very expensive lip balm!  It is organic and has a lemon scent.  It says it will soothe, soften, and protect your lips.  I’m not sure that’s any different from regular lip balm but this is nice and you always need more.  This is a full sized tube.

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PHB Natural Soap-$6.65

This is a handmade, small batch soap.  It smells so good!  It is made to be gentle on skin and can be used on your face as well.  I am getting a bit of soap due to having a few just soap subscriptions but this is probably a good one to give to the Hubs.  This is also full sized.

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Ren Flash Hydro-Boost-10mL $14.30

This is a brand I’ve received a few times from boxes and I like it.  This is a new product for me though.  This is an instant plumping emulsion.  It says it will prevent aging from dehydration.  I’ve started to notice a few wrinkles so I’m all over anything that might make them go away.

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Bon Natural Pure Tissue Oil-5mL $0.84

This is a face and body oil that can be used to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, ageing and dehydrated skin.  I have most of those issues so I guess this might be my new best friend.  It absorbed pretty quickly and while it let my skin with a shine it’s not really greasy or would make me worry about it getting onto clothes or bedding.

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Barefoot SOS Nourishing Cleansing Cream-$33.65

Woo! Another full size item.  I’m not sure why but I thought this was going to be a foot product.  It is not but in fact is a facial cleanser.  It removes makeup and impurities and leaves your skin feeling refreshed.  I have to admit it does leave a great tingle after and that makes me want to use it!

My third box from LoveLula is still very good.  It is full of skincare products but that is mostly what they have on their site so it’s not a surprise.  The value this time is $65.54 and there were three full sized items. I’m not always going to seek out natural products but everything I’ve tried has worked well and if I had a complaint, it would be that some of them have quite strong smells that I don’t particularity enjoy.