bblogger, beauty, beauty box, cruelty free, product review, subscription box The PIP Box – August Edition 11th September 2017

This months PIP box is full of products to give you a refresh and a little bit of TLC. We’ve got organic dry shampoo, eyeshadow, bodywash and more!

As I always mention, the PIP box is a completely cruelty free subscription box and 50p from the sale of each box is donated to a charity. This month their chosen charity is Animal Free Research UK who providing funding for innovative, ethical and evidence based research to replace the use of animals in medical research.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Kitenest Organic Dry Shampoo (RRP £10.00)
Interstellar Relaxation Spacemask (RRP £3.00)
Greenfrog Botanic Body Wash (RRP £3.95)
Benecos Apricot Glow Eye Shadow (RRP £4.95)
Weleda Citrus Body Oil (RRP £3.99)

KITENEST ORGANIC DRY SHAMPOO

I’m a massive fan of dry shampoo. I don’t like to wash my hair too often as it dries it out – so giving it a refresh with the likes of this is perfect. I also like to use them for a bit of volume, since my hair is super fine and flat as a pancake.

This caters for lighter and darker hair tones and is made up of plant powders, clays and a blend of Grapefruit and Lime essential oils leaving your hair smelling fresh and gives you an added zesty pick me up. It’s 100% natural and organic, cruelty free, Talc-free, suitable for vegans and free from any nasties (toxic chemicals or GMO’s). Another nice touch is that the packaging is also 100% recycled and sourced from responsibly maintained forests in Northern Europe.

If you’re not too familiar with dry shampoo, firstly, where the hell have you been? and secondly.. here’s how to use it:
– Apply to the roots of your hair
– Massage in and leave for 30 seconds (allows the shampoo to absorb excess moisture)
– Brush through thoroughly to remove excess powder
– Style as normal. A little bit goes a long way, so start small and add more as needed.

SPACEMASK

This has been rated one of the best beauty products to help you sleep/relax and my sleep absolutely SUCKS. I sleep.. don’t get me wrong, but it’s broken sleep – waking up every 2hrs or so, and I rarely wake up feeling well rested or refreshed.. So I’m was totally game to try this.

The Interstellar Relaxation mask is a self heating eye mask that helps to relieve tiredness, eye strain and other fatigue related symptoms. They’re new. Brand spanking new according to their website, so there isn’t a great deal of information about that’s in them and all I can find is that there is essence of Jasmine and Iron Powder.

For best results take 15 minutes out of your day to relax and place the mask over your eyes and loop over your ears. You should feel the mask heat up within a few minutes and being to soothe the skin. You can leave this on for around 5-30 minutes, it’s totally up to you and how much down time you feel that you need. To me, it felt like a really gentle pressure on the eyes which was actually really soothing. It heats up very quickly but not enough that makes it uncomfortable – I think I personally left it on for around 15 minutes and I truly felt so relaxed when I was done. I quickly fell into a deep undisturbed sleep and felt pretty amazing the next day.

BOTANIC BODY WASH

We’re running low on body wash in my house so I was happy to receive one in my box and get the chance to sample a new product at the same time.
This is supposed to be good for all skin types – even for those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis and sensitive skin. A few other bonuses is that it’s all organic, sustainable, environmentally friendly and 100% biodegradable. No negatives to be found when using this little gem.

This is made with organic soap berries which are all grown in the Himalayan mountains (fancy!). It include aloe vera, geranium and a cooling peppering oil which acts as a deep conditioner for the skin.

BENECOS APRICOT GLOW EYESHADOW

This is really, really pretty. I love autumnal/nude/muted tones so have been using this quite a lot as a transition colour. It is a shimmery, but not too much so you can get away with using it for definition, transitions, shading etc.

It’s made from all natural ingredients, including Macadamia and Sunflower oils and blends really nicely which can be a killer for me and an eyeshadow. If you don’t blend, you aren’t worth your salt in my opinion. And even though it’s not it’s given purpose this is also really nice as a blush too!

WELEDA CITRUS BODY OIL

Not everyone likes body oils.. sometimes they don’t like the feeling on their skin, or it doesn’t absorb quick enough and makes your clothes stick to you when you’re trying to put them on; and I am one of those people. So I wouldn’t be purchasing this again in the future because I much prefer a moisturiser.

Saying that, this is a really uplifting and zesty smell (courtesy of the pure lemon oil) and you only need a few drops after a bath or shower. It does lock in moisture and leaves the skin feeling really supple and soft – which probably has something to do with the almond oil in it!

FAVOURITE OF THE BOX

Hands down it’s gotta go to the spacemask. Something about the gentle pressure and the heat just sent me somewhere else.. hence the name I guess? It forces you to take a few minutes to completely switch off, chill out and enjoy some downtime.

I’ll be buying more of these for sure – and I also think they would be great for those who suffer with tension headaches and migraine!

Hope you enjoyed this months review! Let me know what you think of the products in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  • Becca posted on September 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Oh my goodness I need this box! I didn’t know this was a thing! Thanks for sharing!!

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  • katherine posted on September 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    This looks like a great selection of products and I have not heard of these boxes before! Now you’ve shared it I might have to look at getting a subscription myself!

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