Ah, the strangeness and weirdness of the state of the world continues… Even more so than usually or ever, our thoughts escape into the comfortable nostalgic thinking of how it used to be… just a few months ago! I thought that April Love Lula Beauty Box might arrive (substantially) later due to the world circumstances – but it arrived on time! If last month’s Love Lula Beauty Box was a source of familiarity, it was so much more this month. And I’ve been really liking all the featured products; 4 full sized ones, 3 being face care products and one being a body care product and a sample sachet, with a total value of £57, but you can get it for a fraction of that with a subscription.
So, what’s in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box?
♥ John Masters Organics Lip Balm (4g/£7,00 ). As I’ve said it many times, a Love Lula Beauty Box containing a lip balm is always a plus in my eyes. This month’s LL BB features an old green beauty feature – the John masters Organics Lip Balm. It’s been a while since I’ve used this one, many years in fact, and it immediately reminded me of how of a great lip balm this one is – so very soft, hydrating, and melted-buttery. It has quite a pronounced citrus scent, like a strong lemonade, so all those, who like such scents, will find this one a real treat. But yeah, the lip balm made me feel nostalgic; it’s been, what 8 or so years since I’ve tried this one. The rose one from JMO is one I’d like to try next.
♥ Madara Hyaluronic Collagen Booster Ampoules (10x3ml/£29,90). I’ve had these ampoules (as well as the antioxidant and the lifting ones) on my wishlist since their launch, but so many other launches have happened alongside, that I just haven’t had a chance to snatch one of these ampoules for myself so far – so Love Lula Beauty Box did it for me. There’s 10 ampoules in a box, each of the ampoules contains 3ml of a product – and while they look nice and all, 3ml of a product is an amount that can’t be used up with one application; it’s taken me 3 application to use up one ampoul, which means an open ampoul “sits there” for at least 3 days. Otherwise, this hyaluronic collagen booster is quite a luxurious product – makes for a quick velvety soft and rested appearance: it does feel comforting on the skin and works really nicely as a foundation base as well. The scent is also very lovely and the price, given there’s 30ml of a product, a standard amount, is also quite reasonable. I mean, I do get the appeal of having a product in an ampoul, but a 30ml bottle would do just fine and would preserve this fine product much better.
♥ Nature’s Kitchen Berry Beautiful Skin Polish (100ml/£12,99). Thanks to Love Lula, I’ve collected quite a collection of Nature’s Kitchen products so far (and will post a review of all these products soon), and so far, I’ve been quite pleased with their products. The berry polish that arrived in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box is a creamy mixture of both a mechanical (tiny and sporadic exfoliants) and chemical (AHA/fruit acids) peeling. Due to many fruit extracts, it smells like a fruit yogurt. You can use it both in your evening and morning skincare routine – for a quick but powerful peeling session to reveal a smoother skin, which will absorb active ingredients easier. Quite a generous amount of this peeling (as it’s the case with all Nature’s Kitchen products) for a reasonable and affordable price.
♥ Ayumi Neem & Tea Tree Body Wash (250ml/£6,99). A body wash (and can be used as a hand wash as well, of course) appropriate for the strange times where an additional layer of disinfection is needed – in a form of concentrated tea tree for all its antibacterial properties. The body wash lathers with soft and creamy texture, it’s quite gentle on the skin and has a quite a strong scent of tea tree, and due to that, it can be (even more so) used by men. As it’s creamy and antibacterial, it can be used for shaving as well. And – for cleaning the makeup brushes. Quite versatile, indeed. And not very expensive either. I just don’t care for Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate all that much though.
♥ Inika Resveratrol Eye Cream Sample (full size 15ml/£39,00). I haven’t even caught up with new Inika makeup goodies, this Australian brand has already launched, for the first time ever, their skincare line. There’s quite a few of these products I am intrigued to try, though the prices are quite steep, I must say.
So this concludes my first impressions of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box. The theme of this month’s Beauty Box is a mixture of nostalgia with the John Masters Organics lip balm, hydration booster with Madara’s ampoules, very berry face peeling and in line with the current (I refuse to say “new normal”) situation – a tea tree body wash. I like all the products, indeed.
And all these products have a total value of £57,00 whereas the actual cost of the yearly Love Lula Beauty Box subscription is £12,66 (or £16,60 for international customers) per month (yep, even less than it was before). You also get a discount on all the brands featured in a current Beauty Box for 20% off!
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How did you like this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box? Got any products you’ve had on your wishlist? Found any new brands or new favorite products? Let me know!
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Love Lula Beauty Box gifted to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.
Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.