The Natural Beauty Box Review by Gemma – July 2018

Here is my first review for BoXession, and it is safe to say that it is easily my favourite box that I regularly subscribe to, The Natural Beauty Box! It costs just £24.95 per month (there are options for 3 and 6 and Bi monthly subscriptions too), and the products are always worth way more than the price you pay, as well as being vegan, cruelty free, natural and organic (Usually).

I unboxed it live on the BoXession Facebook page, and if you missed it, here is the link to watch it back again:

The boxes are always dispatched on or around the 22ndof the month, and come via royal mail. The packaging is always very basic, there is no box inside a box however; I like the simplicity and feel that it fits in with the companies ethos of protecting the planet! The box usually arrives within a couple of day of dispatch and I always stalk my postie for it, I love it that much!

So, without further ado, let’s get into the contents! The theme this month is to tie in with Plastic Free July, so there is minimum packaging, and everything is good for the environment. Guilt free beauty, the best kind!

The first item I pulled out was one i knew about, as i had seen it announced on their Instagram page. It is the SKNFED Organic Chocolate Bar Face Soap (RRP £9.99). This actually looks like a bar of chocolate! I am amazed at it, the packaging is super cute and it smells divine. It is Cocoa and Vanilla scented and it is a gentle exfoliant, containing lots of antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients. You break a bit off, like you would a chocolate bar, create a lather and use it on your face (or body!). Usually i find soaps quite drying, so I don’t tend to use them on my face, but this is absolutely gorgeous! I am converted!

The second product I saw was the Zao Makeup Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Golden Sands’ (RRP £16). I wore this yesterday and received loads of compliments, it is a gorgeous shimmery golden brown shade, perfect for the summer months and it goes with anything too! It comes in the most beautiful bamboo pot, which can be refilled, and the pot itself is protected inside a cute little drawstring bag. This is one of my first ventures into natural makeup and I am very impressed!

The third item links in with the previous one, as it was an Eyeshadow Brush by Flawless (RRP 6.99). I used this to apply the above eyeshadow and I am not kidding when I say this is the softest brush I have ever used! It helps to apply and blend eyeshadow beautifully (even for a novice like myself!), has a sustainably source handle made from bamboo and the synthetic fibres of the brush are approved by PETA! A great little addition to my ever-growing collection of brushes!

I let out a squeal when I saw the spoiler for the fourth item on Instagram, and I let out the same squeal when I finally got my hands on it! It is the Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask (RRP £18). I am not exaggerating when I say I am ADDICTED to face masks (blog post on this coming soon!) and so I am always happy to discover new and exciting brands that I have not heard of or tried before. This has a powder consistency, you mix it with water in your hand to make a paste and apply it to the skin, it is said to be a pollution solution! It is infused with cacao, coconut powder, pink clap, hibiscus and other powerful, antioxidant rich herbs which help to detox, smooth and nourish the skin. I have not yet tried this, however, I know that I won’t be able to resist it for much longer!

The fifth item is the Big Green Tree Trading Intensive Hand Balm (RRP £5). This came in the cutest little tin and smells amazing. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it actually smells like at first, but now I can smell citrus, as well as lavender and tea tree, which we all know are great for our skin! This helps to alleviate dry and chapped skin, helping to maintain smooth and supple hands with regular use. As only a pea size amount is needed, this will last me ages! I am keeping it by my bed and in my handbag for application anywhere I go!

The sixth item (yes, and still one more to go, such is the value of this box!) was The Friendly Soap Company Peppermint and Poppy Seed Soap (RRP £2.11). I could smell this as soon as I opened the box, and I am so impressed by the size of it for the price too! It smells very delicate, not at all overpowering and it has no nasties in it (no parabens, sls or other additives). I have used a product from their range before, a shampoo bar, which I love, so I was already familiar with the brand and am very glad to have received another one of their gorgeous products to try! It is so refreshing and invigorating, even just the smell of it is enough to wake me up! The Poppy seeds provide gentle exfoliation and helps you to feel really fresh and clean!

The final item was a free sample of Beauty Kubes Unisex Hair and Body Wash. These smelt very strongly of citrus (which is not a bad thing for me!) and there were 3 little cubes in the box. You crumble it with water to make a lather and then use it to wash your body and/or hair. They make the bold claim that you won’t need to use conditioner afterwards if you use it on your hair, so I am very keen to test out that theory!

So that is all of it! The box contents were worth £58, meaning the saving you get is a massive £33.05! You cannot go wrong with this box at all!

The pricing structures are as follows:

  • Rolling Monthly Subscription: £24.95 per month (including delivery!).
  • One off box: £24.95 one off payment, no rolling subscription.
  • 3 Months Prepay Subscription: £71.10, which works out at £23.70 per box, however this is all paid in one lump sum at the time of subscribing. You would get 3 boxes with this option.
  • 6 Months Prepay Subscription: £138.00, which works out at £23 per box! Again, this is one lump sum paid at the time of subscribing and gets you 6 boxes.
  • There is also a Bi Monthly option for £24.95, but you would only get a box every 2 months, so it works out at less than £12.50 per month for this option, perfect for if you can’t commit to every month!

The best part is we have a discount code! The code BOX10 gives you an amazing 10% off your first box; now you have no excuse not to try it!

I would urge absolutely everyone to buy this box; the value for money is second to none and I have never had a bad box yet. It is rare to find a box where you will use every single product, but this is one of them for me!

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