Every month, I look forward to receiving my Love Lula Beauty Box, and August was no exception. As ever, it didn’t disappoint, including a lovely selection of organic and natural products, worth £55.95*. I was excited that my box arrived just before my holiday, so I could take the goodies with me!
What’s in the August Love Lula Beauty Box?
So let’s have a look at the contents of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box. I was surprised to see a cute can of organic loose leaf tea. All products in previous Love Lula beauty boxes have been make-up or skincare, and this made a nice change. There is also newly launched 9-free nail polish and base/top coat, an eye liner and hydrosol.
Balm Balm Chamomile Floral Water Hydrosol
This is a light chamomile-infused spray, which can be used on sore skin. I think it would be perfect for soothing sun-kissed skin. Due to the great British summer, we haven’t had a chance to try it out! It does feel lovely though, and I spritzed it on a rash of Ava’s and it helped calm it. This Hydrosol costs £12.50 from Love Lula*, and is so gentle it can even be used on babies. It works well as a sleep-inducing spritz on a pillow, too.
Beauty Brews Organic Bloom Tea
This Beauty Brews loose leaf tea is apple and aniseed flavour, and tastes really nice, although rather Christmassy! I normally use tea bags, but I’m really enjoying the ritual of taking my time using loose leaf tea. I am a die hard caffeine addict, but this makes a lovely brew in the evening. It costs £9.50 from Love Lula*, and I’ll be trying some of the other flavours. There are nine altogether, and you can buy refills when you already have a tin.
GlossWorks 9-Free Gel-Effect Nail Products
GlossWorks is a brand new brand, and I was super excited to receive two products from the range. I received the 3-in-1 base and top coat and hardener, which is £12*, and a lovely rich pinky red shade of polish called “Name of the Rose” also £12*. Conventional nail polish is one of the most chemical-laden products of the beauty world, and GlossWorks products are 9-FREE. This means they contain no Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Paraben, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide or Lead. They are also 100% Vegan, so you can use them with a clear conscience.
The colour covers really well, I think you can even just get away with a single coat. It goes on smoothly and dries pretty quickly, with a fantastic shine. It didn’t last ever so well on my fingernails, but has lasted well on my toe nails, despite going to the beach most days on our holiday. I don’t seem to be able to keep nail varnish on my fingernails for much more than three days, whatever brand I use!
PHB Ethical Beauty Pencil Eyeliner
Unfortunately, unlike many other PHB products, I’m not overly keen on this eyeliner. It goes on smoothly, but sadly on me, it smudges easily and doesn’t last very well. Don’t let this put you off the brand though. PHB mascara is the best I’ve used (conventional chemical-laden mascaras included) and I also like their loose mineral powder foundation. The PHB Ethical Beauty Natural Organic Pencil Eyeliner is £10.95*.
What I Love About the Love Lula Beauty Box
The beauty of this box is that it only costs £13.95 a month when you subscribe, yet is worth so much more. It’s always worth at least £50. You also get a 20% off code for the brands featured until the end of the month, so you can save money on other products from new brands. It’s the perfect risk-free way to try new natural, chemical-free beauty products and it’s a lovely surprise every month.
Do you subscribe to a beauty box? How does this one compare? I’m already looking forward to Seotember’s Love Lula Beauty Box!