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Love Lula Beauty Box Review + Coupon – March 2018

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LoveLula Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription box focused on introducing you to natural beauty brands to try in a cost-effective manner.

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Each month you’ll receive a mix of full-size and sample size products from the natural brands featured on LoveLula’s website. It seems that about 5 items is the norm.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

LoveLula March 2018 review

About LoveLula Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: LoveLula Beauty Box

The Cost: Subscriptions outside of the UK are available in 3-month and 1-year increments:

  • 3-month subscription: $73.52 USD (£52.50)
  • 1-year subscription: $294.09 USD (£210)

UK subscriptions are available monthly or for 1, 3, or 6-months or 1-year. You can check out UK pricing here.

Coupon: Sign up for the LoveLula newsletter and use code LOVELULA15 to save 15% off your first order and receive a bonus bottle of Argan Face Oil!

The Products: Each month will include samples of some of the best natural beauty brands available. All products “must be created using the highest possible percentage of high grade, ethically sourced natural and organic ingredients; and they must be effective, luxurious and guilt-free.” Also, NO animal testing!

Ships to: Worldwide with free shipping.

Note about shipping products: “Please note that nail polishes, nail polish removers, and fragrances can only be sent within the UK.” Internationally shipped boxes will have replacements for these items.

LoveLula Beauty Box March 2018 Review

This month’s box features 3 full-size items and 3 deluxe sample sizes. Let’s check it out:

Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and products included plus a 20% off code to use towards purchasing products from the included brands.

Laidbare Guess My Age, 50ml

Laidbare Guess My Age, 50ml – Retail value $13.99 USD (£9.99)

This multipurpose cream can be used day or night and is supposed to help maintain a hydrated, lifted appearance. There are lots of vitamins and oils packed in here, yet it still feels pretty lightweight and sinks in fast. I like the base this creates for makeup and that it doesn’t look greasy even on its own. The scent reminds me of orange jello. Not a terrible thing…

Sukin Purifying Shampoo, 50ml – Estimated Value $1.79 USD (Buy 250ml bottles for $8.95 USD)

Sukin Nourishing Conditioner, 50ml -Estimated Value $1.79 USD (Buy 250ml bottles for $8.95 USD)

I think this combo of shampoo and conditioner is best suited for thin hair which I do not have. The shampoo is a clear, clarifying cleanser that doesn’t suds up very much. The conditioner is lightweight and would be great for fine or thin hair that doesn’t need much detangling. I only comb my hair in the shower with conditioner in and I need lots of slip, so this just isn’t meant for me.

FOM Hydra Bright Night Complex, 10ml

FOM Hydra Bright Night Complex, 10ml – Retail Value $22.40 USD (Buy a 50ml bottle for $112.02 USD)

This is an intriguing, and expensive (for the full size), facial serum. I love serums, by the way! The mix of ingredients brighten, hydrate, and exfoliate. I use an AHA every day and this has one in it, so I like that it is a product that combines multiple benefits. It’s housed in a little glass jar with a glass dropper and the milky solution feels like water on my skin. It sinks in super fast and leaves a hydrated but not shiny finish. This deluxe sample size is great and will last for weeks.

Balm Balm Frankincense Light Facial Oil, 30ml

Balm Balm Frankincense Light Facial Oil, 30ml – Retail Value $21.71 USD (£15.50)

I’ve received another product from this line and could not get past the smell. This one is much less pungent though. The oil is so lightweight and perfect for daytime application. Some thicker oils can cause my makeup to smear, but this one doesn’t. Frankincense is said to be good for rejuvenating and helping to increase blood circulation, two necessary things for glowing skin. This bottle will last me a while and I’m really enjoying it so far.

Elsa’s Natural Deodorant in Dew, 45g

Elsa’s Natural Deodorant in Dew, 45g – Retail Value $14.24 USD (£10)

Who else desperately wants a natural deodorant to work? This packaging is cute and the product smells great, but it just doesn’t do anything for me. My pits don’t stay fresh and worse, they feel greasy all day and the product bunches up into crusty bits. I avoid using antiperspirant and will be sticking to my men’s Axe deo for now. Does anyone have any other recommendations that work for you?

The Verdict: This LoveLula Beauty Box is hit or miss this month. I’m loving the facial oil, serum, and cream but the deodorant and hair set just aren’t for me. I do appreciate the chance to try new brands and products and I like the fact that I know every product from LoveLula is safe for my skin and comes from brands that are environmentally and socially responsible. This box has a value of $75.92 plus free shipping which I think is a great value for a cost of just under $25. Though being outside of the UK makes this box a little more costly, I think you are paying for a curation of products that are rigorously vetted for their effectiveness, sustainability, quality, and policies against animal testing.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up today your first box will be the May box.

Coupon – Sign up for the LoveLula newsletter and use code LOVELULA15 to save 15% off your first order and receive a bonus bottle of Argan Face Oil!

Value Breakdown: The box cost about $24.50, and I estimate that I received $75.92 in value. That means I spent approximately the following on each item:

  • Laidbare Guess My Age – $4.51
  • Sukin Shampoo & Conditioner – $1.16
  • Fom Hydra Bright Night Complex – $7.23
  • Balm Balm Frankincense Light Facial Oil – $7.01
  • Elsa’s Natural Deodorant – $4.60

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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. Love that this deo is baking soda free! (I get a rash…not fun!) Too bad it didn’t work for you!
    My fave natural ones have been the kaia detox charcoal stick (it was in a box once), soapme’s deo which my mom swears by but has baking soda though the have a couple without it, the meow tweet cream one works for me sometimes.
    I have actually had pretty good luck with a couple DIY ones, though I do sometimes have to reapply once or twice in the day. My fave has been a DIY cream or a spray version with acv and essential oils. The spray dries quick, smells pretty good, and is portable AND cheap with biggest cost the spray bottle as I had everything else!
    Also, I’m cheap haha so I love DIY – but only if it works!

    • Me too! Can’t use deodorants with baking soda. It’s a bummer.

      I’ve found that Nasanta roll-on deodorant works well, for both me and my husband — only the men’s kind, though. The women’s is not as concentrated, but they’re both unscented, so actually really unisex, and the men’s version is just more effective. You can find it on Amazon.

      Or, if you want something scented and don’t mind tub-style deodorants, Soapwalla’s sensitive deodorant cream works fantastically for me. It’s very absorbent, even though it doesn’t have baking soda. I apply after I get out of the shower, rub in a generous amount really well, and I’ve never had a problem with either odor or shirt stains. I use the lavender and mint scent, and I buy it from The Detox Market online. But I imagine a bunch of other places sell it too.

      • Thanks, I will have to add those to my try next list on Amazon!
        I really enjoy scented ones, but also dislike the tub/cream ones haha. I love roll on or spray ones – the really solid ones sometimes are rough to apply, silly sensitive skin!

        Saw your other comment about the rose scent – I agree, so often I find the “sensitive” line of products and they all have such boring scents! What makes them think we don’t want to smell yummy just cause we can’t take bs?! (I oddly enjoy calling it bs haha)

        On another note – tried another baking soda free deo and may have had a reaction to it, how odd! It was the Z natural life in fresh.

  2. I use Dove. By far the best I have used.

  3. Meow Meow Tweet has a nice cream deodorant, I have used the baking soda free version. It soaks into the skin nicely. Right now I am using Schmidt’s stick, which is easier to apply in some ways and cheaper. I would try some other versions of Meow Meow Tweet, but they are a bit expensive.

    • Yeah, the Schmidt’s sensitive kind has worked well for me too. I used the tea tree scent, but I really wish they offered more options. The geranium scent was really overpowering to me.

      I’ve never tried the Meow Meow Tweet, but I’ve wanted to. My skin sometimes gets irritated with citrus, so that’s why I haven’t yet.

  4. I use a powder deodorant so it absorbs wetness and smells good. It’s by a small though getting bigger sister run company called Moody Sisters. It’s awesome. I love the lavender. And they have a cream deodorant too. I think they work really well

  5. I’ve used the Lavanila deodorant I received in a sub box and it’s ok. My absolute favorite deodorant/antiperspirant is Old Spice Wolfthorn. I know it sounds crazy but this stuff works and it smells great! It has a citrus, vanilla, fresh smell. Not an old man scent at all. I discovered it because I have 3 stinky sons.

    • I commented about using Old Spice this morning and it didn’t show up. So strange.

  6. Happy to see another woman using men’s deodorant! I use Old Spice High Endurance Original. The scent is strong at first, but dissipates pretty quickly on me.

  7. I have been using Schmidt’s deodorant for about 2.5 months now, and I really like it. It does take a few weeks for your pits to get used to an all-natural deodorant, so for a while, at the end of the day, I was definitely “not so fresh” but it’s gotten a lot better, and the scent lasts sooo long I love it.

    • I also use Schmidt’s after trying LOTS of other natural deodorants. It’s not perfect, but it’s absolutely the best I’ve found.

      • I really wish I could use deodorants with baking soda. The Schmidt’s rose & vanilla scent smells sooooo good to me, but they don’t offer it in the sensitive skin versions.

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