What is The Pip Box?
It’s a cruelty free beauty subscription box and contains a selection of five products – skincare, body care, makeup and occasionally a sweet treat too. Plus, a 50p donation from the sale of each box goes to an animal friendly charity (Animal Free Research). In addition, you earn loyalty points for each purchase which can then be used for money off future boxes.
Cost: £13.50 (+£3.95 P&P) subscription, UK
Refer a friend scheme: Every time you refer three friends, you get a free The Pip Box. If you’d like to sign up, use my friend link: https://www.thepipbox.co.uk/refer/Aliso-SJFXKEDD
What was in my box?
The box came with an information card to tell me all about the products inside and their value.
Zerreau: Coconut Towel Off Shampoo (sheet lists price as £3.99)
This product is a hybrid dry shampoo that cleans your hair without using water. Spray the foam on and towel off.
This sounds like a great idea and I am looking forward to trying it out. I imagine festival goers would love it and it could be handy to freshen up down the beach. It may be useful at hospital or those early days with a newborn where you can’t tear yourself away from your little one or think straight due to no sleep.
As you can see from the photo, they’ve also included a discount for their new towel off body foam!
Dermadeli: Rejuvinating Toner (sheet lists price as £1.50)
This travel size 10ml toner arrived as I was in need of a toner. I started using it right away and it’s very refreshing. It is also the perfect size to throw in your handbag and freshen up on the go. If I didn’t desperately need it, I may have put it in my hospital bag.
LaRitzy: NUE Eyeshadow Palette (sheet lists prove as £35.99)
This is a full size palette of everyday nude shades to create a variety of looks that would suit most people for daytime or evening.
I was looking forward to this product as they gave a teaser and I am low on eyeshadow. However, my first impressions of the packaging hasn’t blown me away. The plastic casing looks a little cheap and mine has a scratch on the front.
Hurraw: Sun Lip Balm SPF15 (sheet lists price as £3.99)
I had this balm last summer and loved it. I was disappointed when hunting for my summer essentials that I couldn’t find it and bought any SPF lip product on the high street.
What I love about THIS product is the added SPF protection, the organic ingredients and how good it feels.
The Vintage Cosmetics: Matchbox Mini Emery Boards (sheet lists price as £3.95)
These are just really pretty. I recently broke my Ruby & Millie glass file that I loved for years and keep forgetting to get a new file. These will get used. Did I point out how pretty they are?
Chewsy: 100% Natural Chewing Gum (sheet lists price as £1.25)
This is a bonus item that Pip have included in addition to the five products promised. What makes this gum special is the ingredients are 100% natural and sugar free.
I decided to give it a go whilst taking the pics and it is really yummy. It has a fresh minty taste with a little zest. I did find myself popping bubbles and it worked but is really stick and I had to wash it off my lips. Lol 😆
Reflect on previous box
This is how I got on using the products from my May box:
Conscious Skincare: Shampoo (sheet lists price as £3.99)
Conscious Skincare: Conditioner (sheet lists price as £3.99)
I haven’t tried out as it has a warning not to be used during pregnancy. It is in my hospital bag for after labour. It smells good and I’m sure it will pick me up and freshen me up after all the pushing.
MoYou: Nail Plate, Stamp & Scraper (sheet lists price as £9.99)
I was so excited to receive this as I am awful at painting my nail. I watched the tutorial videos on how to use and how to avoid common mistakes. I bought new polish by…..
Sadly, when I attempted to create beautiful nail designs as promised… It didn’t work. My polish may not be suitable. I’ll try again with other brands but I was very disappointed. Currently a fail 😞.
Bloomtown: Roll on infused oil (sheet lists price as £4.80)
This I love. The smell is gentle and calming. It’s also organic and has only natural ingredients.
I’m taking it to hospital with me to use as my perfume as the little size is very handy. I would buy this again.
Glo By Glory: Semi Matte Liquid Lipstick (website & sheet lists price as £16.99)
I was really pleased to receive this but only used it twice. Firstly, the colour is a tad dark for me. Secondly, I’ve found it really messy to apply. Being a dark colour it is very unforgiving. I don’t want to look like Mary Sanderson from Hovus Pocus!
Would I recommend?
Sadly, the two main beauty products this month were not a success with me. I shall continue to subscribe to The Pip Box and really like the reward scheme, supporting a charity and discovering more cruelty free brands.
I think when I am on maternity leave I will have to pause my subscription but this will give a chance to rebut some of the wonderful products I have discovered through Pip. I’m still subscribed for now, so I’ll enjoy it while I can.