beauty, cruelty free, subscription box The PIP Box – June Edition 17th July 2017

June’s PIP box has a “prep me for summer theme”and is filled with 6 staple items to carry you through the warmer months and keep you looking and feeling your best. I’ve been really enjoying trying these out and have developed some firm favourites from some of them. So without further a-do.. here’s what we have.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Tisserand Energy Mist (RRP £8.95)
Arbonne Mini Hair Mask & Mascara (Mask RRP £34.00, Mascara £31.00)
Saturated Colour SheerStick in Fresh Rose (RRP £7.00)
Mini Bloomtown Sugar Scrub, Hedgerow (RRP £5.00)
Native Unearthed Deodorant Balm, Lavender (RRP £6.99)

TISSERAND ENERGY MIST

I don’t know a great deal about aromatherapy but I suffer from fatigue and tiredness quite a lot, so anything that is supposed to help is welcomed by me and I’m more than happy to try it out!
It claims to give your energy levels a boost and can be sprayed around your body or a room as a morning or pre-night pick me up. You’ll be greeted with an amazing blend of Coriander, Lime & Orange Leaf that will stay with you once the mist settles.

I think this smells amazing and having used it several times I did find it helped when I start to lag a little later in the day.

ARBONNE MINI HAIR MASK AND MASCARA

Not gunna lie.. haven’t touch the hair masque yet. But the hair mask is supposed to help bring back moisture destroyed during colour treatments which is good for me as I do colour my hair so it’ll be nice to see if this does help to bring back moisture and luster.

The mascara has a lot to contend with given that my new favourite is the PHB Natural Mascara that I received in a previous box, but it hasn’t let me down.
It has one of those brushes that get right between the lashes so it lengthens and coats each one and is infused with pea and bamboo extract, and skin conditioning amino acids to look after your lids during the day. I do really like this.. it’s nice to have in my bag as a top up if I feel I need to during the day but I’m not sure I’d spend £31.00 on a full sized bottle.

SATURATED COLOUR SHEERSTICK IN FRESH ROSE

This has definitely become a favourite of mine! The colour is subtle and a really beautiful nude shade. My dog recently ate my only lip balm and as this is infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and a menthol flavour, it’s a happy alternative. Personally I don’t think it tastes of menthol, doesn’t really taste of anything but that could just me be.

It comes in 8 different shades and all deliver a lightweight, glossy, nourishing shine for your lips, 100% cruelty-free and soothes and keeps my lips soft and moisturised throughout the day.

I can’t say that they’re long lasting but no lipstick really is unless it’s a matte liquid lip. But they’re so subtle you can apply over and over again without needing a mirror to touch up. This had taken up permanent residence in my bag and I will definitely be buying this again when I’ve run out.

MINI BLOOMTOWN SUGAR SCRUB

For a mini pot, it’s quite a good size. I loooove a sugar scrub and I’m not going to lie, yes I did taste it. I don’t recommend that though.

It’s a completely natural scrub with a really nice fruity smell and is made with British grown sugar, shea butter, sweet almond and coconut oil amongst many other skin loving and nourishing ingredients. Not a plastic micro-bead in sight! The scrub is also free from palm oil, animal products, wheat, sulfates, SLSs, parabens, synthetic colours and detergents it leaves your skins AMAZINGLY soft, supple and moisturised. Unlike other scrubs, you really don’t need to apply a moisturiser after washing this off and your skin isn’t left greasy or tacky.

They’re so confident with their scrub that if you don’t agree that it’s the best in the world within 5 days, they’ll give you a full refund.

NATIVE UNEARTHED DEODORANT BALM

Hailed on their website as a “natural pot of goodness, designed to keep you fresh on your most demanding days” I was excited to give this a try but was a little apprehensive as generally you hear that natural deodorants are a bit crap and do little for you. But anything without a butt load of chemicals is going to be kinder to your skin so I had SOME hopes for it.

This smells gorgeous and is such a soothing scent with a blend on coconut oil (the worlds new favourite thing), lavender sprigs, shea butter and sage leaves. It’s got a really nice non-greasy consistency and you just rub a pea sized amount between your fingers and apply where needed.

The weather has been really warm the last few weeks and I’ve been melting just from walking down the stairs, so the conditions to try it in have been pretty good.
I was really happy with this.. genuinely didn’t feel any dampness during the day, smelt fresh all the way through and didn’t need any top up applications. So this gets a total thumbs up from me, because deodorants (I think) are some of the hardest things to get right.

So there we go ladies and gents, that was this months PIP box in a nutshell! Hope you enjoyed.

Tags : , , , , , , ,

9 Comments

  • Josephine Ung posted on July 18, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Definitely will be trying out the hair mask! I get my hair dyed and it’s already really dry at the ends so fingers crossed that this helps!

    xx Josephine | floralextract.com

    Reply
  • Jasmine posted on July 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    An energy mist sounds very interesting. I’ll have to try it!

    Reply
  • Crystal Green posted on July 18, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I could definitely benefit from this subscription service. My hair hasn’t been colored in a long time, but it needs to be refreshed.

    Reply
  • nikoline posted on July 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I just have to say that I love your “about” description! “Voluntary ginger” yaaas girl! <3

    TheNormcoreRebel

    Reply
    • L △ U R △ posted on July 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Haha, thank you! and thanks for checking out my blog 🙂
      I’ll be returning the favour <3 xx

      Reply
  • Carla posted on July 24, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I’d never heard of this beauty box before!

    Carla x

    Reply
    • L △ U R △ posted on July 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      It’s fab! and a really great way to get to know cruelty free brands.
      Definitely recommend it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cynthia Schomp posted on August 3, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I am so down to try the deodorant balm and sugar scrub! I’m not all that into makeup but love the personal care items!

    Reply
  • Krissy @thoughtfullyunraveled posted on August 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    The energy mist sounds really interesting

    Reply
  • Leave a Reply