I squealed with delight when I first saw this. As soon as my husband passed the box to me, I quickly ripped open the box. I just couldn’t wait to see what’s in the box!
I thought I’ve seen enough beauty products but the thrill of anticipation from not knowing what was in a mystery box was not quite what I’d expected! Not only was I mouthing lotsa ooh’s and aah’s, my heart was racing with excitement and if you could look into my eyes, I’m pretty sure my pupils were much dilated.
So this is how it feels to receive a beauty box…. ^o^
You probably don’t believe this but this is my first beauty box. I was offered some beauty boxes to review back when beauty boxes were the rage in Asia. I’ve never accepted them because the products were mostly from the non-natural category which I’d no interest to receive.
There was one offering green beauty products in Singapore but I thought it was so ridiculously priced (S$50 per box) that I refused to have anything to do with it.
LoveLula Beauty Box subscription fees
But when I saw that LoveLula offers green beauty box subscription, I was tempted to subscribe. Just that having to subscribe a minimum of three months as an international customer at £52.50 (about S$93) was not something I could confirm at a snap of my fingers.
I think I don’t mind paying S$30 per month but having to pay triple that amount all at once to get three months of beauty box? Hmm…I’m not too sure.
Still, I concede that LoveLula’s Beauty Box subscription is still cheaper than the ridiculous S$50 per box that I’d come across locally. I also like the idea of receiving a mysterious box each month to try out different green brands and products.
But looks like I don’t have to mull any further….The folks at LoveLula seem to be able to read my mind as I am now receiving the LoveLula Beauty Box as part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Program. Woo hoo!
So what’s in LoveLula’s September Beauty Box? I thought I’ll show you since this is my first beauty box ever…
Balm Balm Rose Floral Water Hydrosol | 30ml
Retailing at £7.50, this beautifully fragrant Rose Flower Water is wonderfully versatile. use it as a gentle toner or simply as an all over freshener or ‘pick me up’.
FOM London Hydra Plump Serum | 10ml
Worth over £ 15, this triple action moisture boost serum works to attract, bind and prevent moisture loss and support collagen production. Water light Silk Hydra Complex infuses skin with exceptional hydrating and plumping power.
Madara AHA Brightening Peel Mask | 12.5ml
This active AHA peeling mask provides instant radiance with a super dose of nature’s active fruit acids. Vitamin C from quince fruit, blended with hydrating lactic acid and soothing elderflower provides efficient exfoliation for bright, radiant and soothed skin.
OOH! | 30ml
This Baobao oil, retailing at £19, is the latest product from Ooh! It is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9, making it ideal as a rejuvenating oil.
Madara and Kimberly Sayer Sample Sachets
Also included are the Madara Micellar Water sample sachet and the Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF30 sample sachet.
I also received two additional products from LoveLula that are NOT part of the September beauty box. One is Ermana Endure Men’s Face Oil and the other is PHB Ethical Natural & Organic Eye Liner.
Handpicked items & curated
Beauty boxes were popular back in 2011 / 2012. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, this is a personalized service where a personal beauty box with about five selected products–from skincare to makeup to cult beauty tools–is sent to your doorstep each month for a small subscription fee.
The rationale behind such beauty boxes is that they help consumers discover cool beauty products from well-known brands as well as emerging gems without having to pay the full price.
To retain the mystery factor, subscribers to such beauty boxes would not know what to expect, and are supposed to be surprised by items customized to their personal beauty profile, which they would have filled out when they signed up for the service. According to most of the services, items are handpicked and include the latest and most exciting cosmetic and beauty products.
Few green beauty boxes
I don’t see that many beauty box subscription services these days. Even fewer are those offering green beauty boxes and LoveLula is just one of those few. I think the price is quite reasonable considering international buyers don’t have to pay shipping fees. But if you’re based in UK, you can get the beauty box at £12.50 per month. To find out more, check out their website.
Organic Beauty Promotion & Specials
10% during LoveLula Organic Beauty Week
While you are at their website, do note that LoveLula is celebrating Organic Beauty Week with 10% OFF all Soil Association Certified Brands. Check out brands like Balm Balm, Botanicals, Herbfarmacy, Skin Blossom, Odylique, Mumma Love Organics, and many more. Expect lotsa SOIL goodness!
And since we’re on the topic of promotion, I also want to share that Geranium in Singapore is currently running an organic beauty promotion where they’ve bundled organic face treatment, Age Defense TM and organic hair color treatment, O Way Hair Color TM. Here are the details:
Age Defense Anti-Aging Treatment
- amino acids to stimulation collagen synthesis, aids in firming, nourishes skin
- cinnamon to promote blood circulation
- hyaluronic acids to hydrates skin
- thyme, cypress and rosemary to tone and rejuvenate
O Way Colour Treatment Permanent Color, Ammonia-Free
- biodynamic Hibiscus extract, a powerful antioxidant
- fair-trade date oil, nourishing & elasticising
- organic perilla oil, rich in fatty acids, performs anti-aging action, infuse brightness and hydration to hair fiber
- protein from cotton, conferring body to hair, prevent drying out
- llipe butter, long-lasting nourishment, moisturizing, reduce degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity and flexibility to hair fiber.
Here are the special pricing, valid from now till 31 October 2016:
- AGE DEFENSE (UP $420) + COLOR TM, SHORT (UP $140) for $248 (UP$560)
- AGE DEFENSE (UP $420) + COLOR TM, MEDIUM (UP $155) for $258 (UP$560)
- AGE DEFENSE (UP $420) + COLOR TM, LONG (UP $175) for $268 (UP$560)
- AGE DEFENSE (UP $420) + ANTI-HAIR LOSS SCALP TM (UP $198) for $250 (UP$560)
You can read my facial experience with Geranium here. It’s a different treatment but it should give you some idea of what to expect. You can also read my review of the Oway anti-hair loss scalp treatment.
Geranium is conveniently located at No.26 Horne Road, BH Building #01-01 (5 minutes walk from Lavender MRT station). Look up Geranium Facebook for more information or call 6294 2581 to book your appointment.