LoveLula Beauty Box December 2016

Christmas 🎄 is upon us!  I’m looking forward to some down time.

I can’t believe 2016 is nearly over. For the last 2 years I’ve had a monthly LoveLula Beauty Box subscription (which I paid for) and now I’m pleased to say I’m now part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Program (LLABP).

What this basically means is that I get a free subscription to the LoveLula Beauty Box and also have the chance to test and review products of my own choice on a monthly basis.

As always I will be sharing my own personal opinion, so don’t worry you will always get an honest, unbiased review!

My first box as part of the LLABP is December’s LoveLula Beauty Box.

LoveLula beauty box December 2016

Woohoo! Christmas has come early….this month’s beauty box is worth over £60!

I always look forward to receiving these boxes as it has given me the opportunity to discover new brands and products.

 

This month’s goodies:

Beauty Brews Poise – Strawberry & Ginger Organic Tea 50g | £11.50

Beauty brews poise strawberry & ginger tea

 

Poise Strawberry & Ginger is a rooibos based tea containing ginger, apple bits, cinnamon, raspberry leaves and strawberry bits. Rooibos tea is free from caffeine and low in tannins and its mineral content is very high.

Ginger and cinnamon are said to stimulate the metabolism while the strawberry bits and raspberry leaves give it a superb berry flavour. Overall a great tea that stimulates and refreshes.

Ingredients: Apple Bits*, Rooibos*, Ginger Bits* (10%), Raspberry Leaves*, Cinnamon*, Fennel*, Camomile Blossoms*, Orange Peels*, Natural Flavouring, Cloves*, Black Pepper*, Cardamom*, Cornflower Blossoms*, Strawberry Bits* (1%). *from Organic Sources

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I only drink herbal teas so I was pleased to see this as I haven’t tried this brand before.  First of all it smells so good and is the perfect blend of tea.  Fruity, refreshing and yummy.  It tastes great on its own or sweetened with a little honey.


 

Balm Balm Petitgrain Natural Perfume 33ml EDP | £22

Balm balm petitgrain perfume

 

Petitgrain is an enigmatic, calming, woody and peaceful perfume.

Each of Balm Balm Single Note Eau de Parfums has a character of its own and can be worn alone or combined with any of the others to create your own individual mood and scent.

This is a single note 100% organic Eau de Parfum with just essential oil and pure grain alcohol. Ingredients are 100% Organic, 100% Natural and approved by the Soil Association.

 

This is my first time trying this perfume and I really like it.  Petitgrain essential oil is obtained from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree and has so many benefits.  The scent is uplifting, balancing and calming…it has a fresh floral, citrus aroma with a woody undertone.


 

John Masters Organics 100% Argan Oil 59ml | £32.50 (Full size)

John Masters organics 100% argan oil

 

John Masters Organics 100% Argan Oil is harvested and produced in Morocco by hand in the Argan forest, an International Biosphere. It is cold-pressed and extra virgin.

I love argan oil and this is a good quality one.  It’s a tiny travel size 3ml so I decided to use it on my hair to tame my frizzy curls.

 


 

Madara Time Miracle Total Renewal Night Cream 50ml | £38

Madara time miracle total renewal night cream

 

This richly nutritious yet fast-absorbing night-time moisturiser instantly softens, hydrates and recharges the skin, continuing to work overnight to rebuild dermal collagen and elastin fibres and activate cell processes for smoother, rested and radiant skin. Formulated with MÁDARA’s proprietary CELL REPAIR BIO-COMPLEX and rejuvenating Northern Birch juice.

Ingredients:

Betula Alba (Birch) Juice*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glycerin***, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Betaine, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea-buckthorn) Fruit Extract*, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clower) Flower Extract*, Galium Verum (Madara) Extract*, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Extract*, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Blueberries) Fruit extract*, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Benzyl Alcohol, Aroma, Aqua, Chitin, Beta-glucan, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse – Chesnut) Seed Extract*, CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide)****, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77288 (Iron Oxide)****, Sodium Phytate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Limonene**, Linalool**, Eugenol**, Citral**

There is a generous 20ml in the box which retails at £20.

First impressions…this is a good night cream.  It is non-greasy and absorbs well into my skin leaving it soft and hydrated.  Enjoy using it and look forward to seeing long term effects.

 


 

PHB Ethical Beauty Avocado & Olive Handmade Sugar Scrub 100g | £4.95

PHB Ethical avocado & olive sugar scrub

 

100% Natural exfoliating scrub to buff your way to smoother, brighter skin. Perfect for bath and shower.

With nourishing Avocado & Olive oils to enrich skin.

Exfoliate and nourish your skin with PHB’s 100% Fresh & Natural Handmade Sugar Scrubs. These bundles of goodness combine pure Sugar Cane with rich Cocoa Butter and nourishing plant oils. PHB Sugar Scrubs gently buff away dead skin cells leaving skin smooth and bright.

Ingredients:

Sucrose (Sugar), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.

Another new product for me.  It is a rather interesting product and I like it alot…it looks like a normal bar of soap but it contains sugar granules.  I used this in the shower on wet skin, the one thing I would say is rub very gently as the granules can feel rough on the skin if you apply too much pressure.

It really does get the circulation going…after rinsing my skin felt buttery soft and smooth and I didn’t need to apply any body cream.

 


Overall a fantastic box to round up 2016 and I’m excited to see what LoveLula has in store for 2017!  Thanks to the lovely team at LoveLula, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new year 🙂

What do you think of this box?  I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading.

Lola:-)

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie says:

    This month’s box is amazing. It is my very first box and I am over the moon. Can’t wait for the next one.
    Thanks for a lovely review, always enjoy reading your blog.
    Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 2MumsViews says:

      Aww thanks Julie. I’m glad you like reading my reviews. This box is definitely amazing, I hope you’re enjoying it. Merry Christmas 😂

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  2. Sandra says:

    I thought this month’s box was fabulous.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 2MumsViews says:

      Yes it was. I’m excited for January’s box 😊

      Like

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