We’ve barely started the 2020 and it’s already the end of its first month – how?! But before the first month of year 2020 becomes history, I’ll share my first impressions of the first Love Lula Beauty Box of this year – the January edition. This month’s Beauty Box contains 4 full sized products : a carrier oil, a hand cream, a remedy for sore muscles in a form of magnesium oil and a face mask; there are also two hair care sample sachets. Total value of this month’s Beauty Box is £50,00, but you can get it for a fraction of a cost – all the info at the end of this post.
So, what’s in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box?
♥ Kiki Health Magnesium Oil Spray (125ml/12,50£). I’ve been using magnesium oil for about 15 years now (I’ve been also using magnesium flakes). It’s a must-have product for me, a natural remedy for sore tired muscles, for much needed magnesium intake during those days of the month, a natural relaxant – it doesn’t just soothe the muscles, but also assists with better sleep. I use magnesium oil more or less every day: mostly after an evening shower/bath; I spray it where needed at the moment, whether it’s my back, legs… The only negative, so to speak, side of magnesium oil is that it makes the skin itchy – a lot, and there’s nothing you can do about it. But the effect it has on the muscles and an over-all good feeling, the itchiness just has to come with the territory. I’ve said a while ago I gotta try Kiki Health Magnesium Oil soon – Love Lula’s Beauty Box outraced me, again. Sweet.
♥ Natura Siberica Taiga Daily Hand Cream (75ml/6,00£). About a year ago, we got another hand cream from Natura Siberica – a richer one, while this one is of thinner texture. It absorbs very fast and it’s not greasy, making it a great choice for nourishing the hands after quickly putting on gloves. It leaves a silky smooth feeling behind and a lovely, a bit sweet like candy scent.
♥ Hesh Black Seed Oil (100ml/£7,99). This is a very affordable bottle – a 100ml of a carrier oil for only £7,99. It’s quite nourishing and easily spreadable; I’ve been enjoying it mostly as a body oil, but even more as a hair oil: I just leave it on during the night and wash it off in the morning – it makes for a great hair mask in this cold weather.
♥ Kathleen Natural Bright Mask (60ml/£28,00). As you know, I’ve tried quite a few products from Kathleen Natural, including one of their newly launched masked, the Deep Pore Treatment Mask, which I’ve been enjoying for a couple of months now. I had the remaining three masks on my wishlist anyway, so I was really glad to see another Kathleen Natural mask featured in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box – the Bright Mask. But – there was a problem. The formulation of the mask is like a cookie/bread dough, like a sticky glue: you grab some mask out of the jar and basically the whole content acts as one big – bread dough, inseparable. Application is impossible, as the masks just keeps on falling down instead of easily spreading. I immediately knew there’s something funky with this mask and contacted Kathleen Natural, and they immediately responded appropriately: they said it’s either there’s something wrong with the batch or just this one mask in particular and they will inspect it, while at the same time they offered to send me a new one. Professional, right? So at this time, I am unable to share with you my first impressions of this mask – but once I get a new one and give it a proper try (along with all the other Kathleen Natural face masks I am having on my wishlist), I will post an update here and post a full review. also, I’d like to point out that Love Lula is in no way responsible for this, as they are unable to open and try every product to see it’s OK – that should go without saying.
♥ Madara Grow Volume Hair Shampoo and Conditioner Sample Sachets. A while ago I posted a review of Madara hair care products, which, as it’s the case with most Madara products, I liked a lot. These two are from their new(er) Grow collection and I can’t wait to try them both, the shampoo and the conditioner.
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 a natural remedy for feeling better, a nourishing and affordable oil which can be used as a hair oil, body oil – and face oil, a silky smooth and nicely scented hand cream and a facial mask – which I am sure is a great one, I just need to get one whose formulation didn’t go funky on me, hehe.
And all these products have a total value of £50,00 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 and even this discount got even better – now you can get all the brands featured in a Beauty Box for 25% 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.