I thought I had actually unsubscribed from Love Me Beauty box but for whatever reason, it still went through this month. I’ve definitely unsubbed now, so enjoy the review of my last box!
Love Me subscription has changed quite a bit over the last few months (see this post) – the amount of credits you get has changed and they now offer quite a range of their own jewellery designs. I really like that they’re doing something a bit different to the other beauty subscription boxes, and you actually have full control over what you choose each month. The only downside for me is that a lot of months, there are products and jewellery items that have been there before, so it gets to a point where you are mostly choosing based on avoiding things you’ve already tried. Hopefully they’ll mix things up every few months to avoid this becoming too much of an issue. Due to a self-imposed rule of spending less money, I won’t actually find out, but if you get this box, do let me know!
I only chose three items (you can choose more lower value items or fewer items with a higher value) so I won’t go into too much detail, but here’s what I got:
Each item I chose this month was a 20 credit one (you get 60 credits in total). I chose a Percy & Reed Invisible Dry Shampoo, as I also chose this in my December box and quite liked it. As there were a lot of samples this month I either didn’t want or had already tried, I went for the boring option of something I knew I’d use. As I said in December, I use dry shampoo a fair bit as I find washing my hair frequently difficult due to having M.E. As I have naturally black hair, a lot of dry shampoos can show up very white when I spray them in – the fact that this is invisible is really useful and prevents too much of a premature ageing effect! It has a nice subtle perfumey smell and is something I’ll definitely use up.
Next up is this Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid. I’d heard of this and the lemonade scent really appealed to me. I also already have a tinted Lanolips balm which is so, so hydrating – the lanolin seems really effective at moisturising and really getting rid of dry, flaky lips. First up, this smells gorgeous! It smells exactly like a lemon drop sweet – really similar to actual lemonade but quite sharp and citrusy, not too overly sweet. It is really thick and you have to squeeze quite hard to get it out of the tube but beware – a little goes a long way! It leaves my lips perfectly soft. I’ll definitely repurchase this in the future. One thing to be aware of is that it’s not suitable for vegans, as lanolin is derived from sheep’s wool.
Finally is one of Love Me Beauty’s own jewellery items. I seem to be attracted like a magpie to anything rose quartz – I already got their ‘Suspended Rose Quartz Hoop Earrings‘ in December, so thought I’d try the ear cuff too. I haven’t worn an ear cuff since I was about 14 years old… it brings back so many memories! I used to have 5 ear piercings in total but 3 have healed over the years, so this is a nice way of wearing more ear jewellery with no commitment.
You don’t have to have any ear piercings to wear this, the three little cuffed hoop-bits wrap around the edge of the ear to hold it on. The metal is fairly soft, so it’s quite easy to tighten or loosen off depending on your ear shape. I have to loosen it off to get it in the right place, and then tighten it over my ear to keep it in place, so don’t be too afraid of breaking it. My only worry is that it feels a bit precarious, so I’ll be scared of losing it if I wear it out.
Overall I’m pretty happy with this box, and have definitely found a product I would repurchase in the Lanolips, but I’m fairly happy to end my subscription for now. If money is less tight in future, I would consider re-subscribing and it’s likely they’ll have some new contents by then but I’m ok leaving it for now. I will still be subscribing to You Beauty and Glossybox, together with Birchbox at least for a while, so don’t worry, my unboxing posts are going nowhere!
What do you think of this box? Would you wear an ear cuff (or did you as a teenager?) Let me know in the comments or Tweet me!