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Lola Beauty Box Subscription Review – November 2017

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Lola Beauty Box is a monthly personalized box that helps you discover haircare, skincare, and makeup products from emerging to established brands.

Lola Beauty Box November 2017 - Box open showing contents

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Lola Beauty Box November 2017 - Contents

About Lola Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Lola Beauty Box

The Cost: $21 monthly + free shipping. Discounts are available for longer commitments. 

The Products: 4-5 full sized haircare, skincare, and makeup products personalized to you.

Good to know: Lola Beauty Box offers a loyalty program where you can review the items you receive each month in exchange for points. You can use these points toward free beauty products or a free beauty box.

Lola Beauty Box November 2017 Review

This month features hair and makeup products. Let’s check it out:

Lola Beauty Box November 2017 - Info Front

Lola Beauty Box November 2017 - Info Back

Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included along with the prices and websites for each. This month’s theme is “Thankful for Beauty”.

Luseta Beauty Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment

Luseta Beauty Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment closeup

Luseta Beauty Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment, 100ml – Retail Value $28

I’m excited to have received a treatment oil for my scalp. I’ve been battling with dry skin around my hairline since the air has gotten dryer. I applied this to my dry scalp and hair and left it on for a few hours (instructions say 5-10 minutes will do) before washing it out. Within minutes my scalp felt cool and tingly. After my hair dried, I noticed that my scalp looked healthy and less dry and my hair was less frizzy too. The pump bottle makes application easy even with oily hands. This is a winner!

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Palette, 20 shades – Retail Value $19.95

I’ve read about this line of palettes being great dupes for higher end brands. I can see why! The shadows range from very light to dark and smokey with mattes, shimmers, and sparkly. There aren’t any names on these shades but I think that this one has more purples than the previous two palettes in this line. The shadows feel soft and velvety and apply with good pigment. I find them easy to blend but they do have a little fallout. I like that the palette itself is light and slim so it is easy to travel with.

Deco Miami Black Like My Soul Nail Lacquer box closed

Deco Miami Black Like My Soul Nail Lacquer

Deco Miami Black Like My Soul Nail Lacquer

Deco Miami Black Like My Soul Nail Lacquer, 5.75ml – Retail Value $12.50

This little nail lacquer comes in cute packaging and is vegan, cruelty-free, and 8-free. The shade is a dark (almost black) charcoal. The formula is best applied in multiple thin strokes but can also be applied with one thick coat with full coverage. I’m impressed with how smooth and shiny the formula is.

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My quick (far from perfect) one-coat paint job. See how shiny, even with no topcoat.

Bellapierre Kabuki Brush

Bellapierre Kabuki Brush closeup

Bellapierre Kabuki Brush – Retail Value $30

This kabuki brush has super soft, 100% synthetic fibers that are perfect for applying mineral foundation or powder. They are densely packed but not stiff so they don’t irritate my skin. Also, they don’t shed. I wear a lot of powder foundation and this works well with all of it. I like the stubbiness of it because it fits nicely in my makeup bag.

Gorgeous Cosmetics iInk Liquid Eye Pencil

Gorgeous Cosmetics iInk Liquid Eye Pencil closeup

Gorgeous Cosmetics iInk Liquid Eye Pencil – Retail Value $18

I’ve never used a pencil eyeliner that applies like a liquid until now. This is the most gel-like eye pencil ever. It’s almost hard to control it’s so fluid. I think it works well for my waterline because it doesn’t tug and can be blended to a smoky eye easily. But, after it sets it has great staying power and didn’t run into my eye and cause black gunk (you know what I’m talking about).

makeup swatches on inside of arm

Here are swatches of the eyeliner and a few of the shadows from the palette.

Here is a look using items from this month’s box. I used a few different shadows from the palette. Since there are no names it’s hard to tell you which ones but definitely a cream, mid-tone brown, and darker shimmery brown. Then I lined my waterline and top lash line with the eye pencil and smudged to try to blend out the more-than-anticipated amount that ended up on there. I went with a nude lip since I had a heavier eye look.

The Verdict: This is another great month from Lola Beauty Box. I love the scalp treatment oil and will use every single item here. Everything is full sized and with a value of $108.45, they come through on their promise of at least a $70 value. That is so great for a $21 box that always introduces me to new types of products and brands. I also enjoy the mix of hair care and skin care among the makeup items.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, and the December box is also sold out. If you sign up today, your first box will be the January box.

Value Breakdown: The box cost $21.00, but I estimate that I received $108.45 in value. That means I spent approximately the following on each item:

  • Luseta Beauty Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment – $5.42
  • Coastal Scent Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Palette – $3.86
  • Deco Miami Black Like My Soul Nail Lacquer – $2.42
  • Bellapierre Kabuki Brush – $5.80
  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Iink Liquid Eye Pencil – $3.49

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Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

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13 Comments

  1. I feel like this box is really worth a shot but is it me or do they all seem to be Boxycharm past boxes like from 2016?

  2. Those revealed palettes are all over TJ Maxx and Ross for less than $10.

  3. I’ve heard mixed things about this sub, so I’m surprised. This looks like a pretty good box!

    I think I would like that palette if I ever got it, but I have so many of the little square pan sample duo sent out by Birchbox to promote this palette that I think I will never need to buy it!

  4. I got this box and I love it. I’m using it all. I think the Kabuki brush is my favorite. It works so well that I can’t believe I’ve didn’t have one sooner.

  5. You look amazing!

  6. Lol, you make anything look good. 🙂
    I agree though about the Coastal Scents palettes – I already happen to have this one and a few others from the “Revealed” line, and have been very happy with them, and can also attest that they are easy to travel with (I have).

    • Thank you! I just took it on a trip and was super pleased that is was light and stayed closed.

  7. Great review! You look fantastic!

    • Thanks, Stephanie!

  8. I’m gonna have to check this sub out. I feel like a lot of people unsatisfied with Boxycharm will end up here. It’s pretty comparable, actually.

    • I’m thinking of getting this subscription box too. Boxycharm is so overreated

      • They have the absolute worst customer service. If I did my customers the way boxy does people at times I wouldn’t last long. I’ve never had a problem but I see girls on Twitter & Facebook all the time with some serious issues, like not getting the box they were charged for or seriously damaged items, sending multiple messages/comments to boxy & they just get ignored. Not cool.

        • I’ve seen issues too, but my personal experience with BC customer service has been excellent. I got a broken palette and just took a photo along side the shipping label (just went ahead and took a pic of the box) and I got my new palette in the next months box. Easy peasy. Now I’ve had serious service issues with the Allure box, but in the end they more than made it up to me by giving me 6 months at $10 ea, so I can’t complain. Ipsy is the one I’m thinking about giving up, why bother with a profile if you’re just gonna send whatever you want anyway?

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