beauty, beauty box, cruelty free, makeup, review, subscription box The PIP Box – May Edition 28th May 2017

This month’s PIP box is here and they’ve introduced me to a couple more new cruelty free brands to add to my list! Again we have 5 products to try ranging from sample to full sizes!

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?:

Mini Konjac Pore Refiner Sponge (RRP £6.99)
Fruu Fresh Strawberry Lip Balm (RRP £2.99)
White Rabbit Lime and Coconut Water (RRP £15.00 for for full size)
Make Me Shimmer by Saturated Colour (RRP £6.00)
Weleda Mini Body Oil (RRP £22.95 for for full size)

MINI KONJAC PORE REFINER FRENCH GREEN CLAY

So teeny tiny and cute!  I already have a couple of Konjac sponges, with my favourite being their Tattoo sponge because it really helps to look after and cleanse your skin without damaging your new masterpiece!
I have combination skin and an oily T-zone, so this little beauty is perfect for me.  Being so small it is easier to use on harder to reach places such as the sides of the nose and under the eye. It refines pores, is PH balancing, cleanses and exfoliates and can be used with or without a cleanser making it great for sensitive skin types!
The green clay in the sponge helps tighten pores, tones the complexion, revitalises damaged skin cells and this cheeky little ingredient naturally draws out impurities and toxins to reveal a smoother, fresher complexion.  Happy days!

Fruu Fresh Strawberry Lip Balm

I’ve been using this every day before I apply a lipstick, or instead of if I’m not feeling like wearing anything!  It gives you a really nice matte finish and moisturises your lips without leaving that balm type residue on your lips that can feel greasy or sticky, so creates a perfect base for lip colour.
Containing strawberry seed oil and coconut oil it smells amazing! and is also infused with Aloe Vera for a calming and hydrating effect.
They have tonnes of fun flavours from coconut to avocado! So I’ll be trying a few more when this little beaut runs out.

White Rabbit Lime and Coconut Water

I thought this was a drink (hahaha!).  Glad I checked my little leaflet to see it was a cleanser as that could have been gross.  I always use the B. Clean Melting Gel Cleanser every night to remove my make-up because it gets off EVERYTHING.  I have yet to find anything that stands up to it so was interested to see how this would fair up.
A little goes a long way with this stuff and leaves your skin with a really beautiful silky texture and I haven’t felt the need for a moisturiser afterwards.  I still prefer my Melting Cleanser for the bulk of the work, but using this afterwards just helps to get any remaining dirt or oil on this skin and is really nice as a toner.  The Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water ingredient helps to encourage vibrant, healthy skin by increasing circulation; and the Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) Oil gives it it’s really nice citrus smell as well as having antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent and toning properties.

Make Me Shimmer by Saturated Colour

I love a good highlighter, it can change your makeup game completely when used right.  I was a little bummed when I first tried to use this because it all broke off and I had to try and dig out a jumbo sharpener that I hadn’t seen in months. But when I eventually found it and was able to get this on my face I was really impressed.
It has a really pretty gold shimmer that I think would suit most skin tones and has a nice creamy texture which is build-able and blend-able, so you can use as little or as much as you want. I’ve been using it under my brows, on my cheek bones, on the cupids bow and over the top of lipstick in the centre of my lips for a fuller appearance. It’s way more convenient that a cream or a liquid too as you can take it with you without the need for extra tools.

Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Body Oil

Haven’t gotten around to trying this yet and to be fair I’ll probably gift it to someone as I don’t think my skin will benefit much from it.  It’s used as an body oil (apply to damp skin after getting out of the bath or shower) to help keep moisture in dry, mature skin. It also promises to increases firmness, elasticity, moisturise and to regenerate and reactivate the skin’s natural functions.

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