Good day lovelies! So as most of you know I’ve been in the Netherlands since the middle of December. So far I’ve spent a lot of time with hubby, not seeing him with 11 months was crazy! He started work a week ago so that left me with a lot more extra time, so hellooo blog. I really missed you.
The main focus of my trip here is to familiarize myself with the language, but I’ve also been familiarizing myself with a little beauty and stumbled across an amazing beauty subscription box. StyleTone sends all their subbies the most awesome, cool and new goodies in beauty every month. Each box features 5 full size products. Every month has a new theme and the best part is that none of the products are ever tested on animals, because there’s no good excuse for that.
The StyleTone Subscription Beauty Box is €12.50, that is around R185 and the average value comes to around €80 (R1200). Sooo if you are as curious as I was when I signed up stick around to find out what was in their January box.
Figs & Rouge Hydra-Activ Derma Renewal Hydra Rich Night Cream € 38.00
They say: The night cream delivers ultimate hydration and reduces the appearance of fine lines while you are sleeping. It also supports the skin’s vitality so you will wake up with a glowing complexion. More than 80% of the ingredients are natural.
I say: The cream is really rich and creamy without being greasy. It smells amazing too and absorbs into my skin really well. I was really happy to receive this item in my box as I left my night creme in South Africa and the winter cold has been wreaking havoc on my skin.
Bellapierre Fan Brush No 27 € 20.00
They say: This brush is designed to apply highlighter or setting powder, but also works great for blush, bronzer or contouring. Any product that is (pressed) powder that you don’t want to apply too much of: this is your go-to brush! Bellapierre developed an extremely soft brush with synthetic fibers that will not shed. It’s perfect for gently dusting colour onto your skin.
I say: Shortly before I received my box I was telling my husband that I need a new fan brush as the ones that I have looks extremely sad. I was super excited when I opened my box and this brush was peeping at me. The bristles are really dense and soft and I’m glad that I can toss my other brush out that looks like a brushed out barbie.
Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter € 21.00
They say: This creamy lip & cheek stain wears its name guava butter with pride. All the similarities with the fruit are inevitable; the colour, the smell, the buttery texture.Different from other lip & cheek stains, this stick is incredibly easy to wear. The formula is incredibly soft and nourishing, but still gives a semi matte finish. It is 91% natural and contains shea butter, and no parabens or mineral oil.
I say: Truly smelling like guava you are temped to take a bite out of this lip and cheek stain! The buttery texture just glides onto the skin, the colour is really subtle and leaves a soft pink glow.
Evelyn Iona Lipgloss in Lise € 20.00
They say: Evelyn Iona is a natural and organic brand that selects the ingredients as if it were your breakfast. Coffee in your mascara, green tea in your primer they strive to only use edible ingredients. It will nourish your lips with Oregano (anti oxidant), coconut oil (fights aging) and shea butter (heals dry or damaged skin) and it has very mild plumping properties, because bark extract was added.
I say: The formula of this gloss is non-sticky and I find it to be very nourishing while delivering just the right hint of colour to compliment a more dramatic eye look.
Emite Make Up’s Long Lash Mascara € 22.00
They say: This mystical mascara is a true invention when it comes to being born with shorter, thin lashes. It will magically capture your lash; lengthen it, leave it nourished and wrapped in a deep black colour. This mascara is waterproof, which means it will hold perfectly well in cats & dogs type of weather conditions. This is however a gentle waterproof mascara, meaning it will work until you decide to dive into a swimming pool. In return you get a more gentle formula that is not as damaging to your lashes and also not such a hassle to remove. Formulated with bees wax and castor (wonder) oil it nourishes and lengthens your lashes. Keep in mind that waterproof mascara’s need waterproof makeup removers.
I say: The mascara holds really well and I am able to remove it with a bit more ease than your regular waterproof mascara. The formula catches each lash and gives lovely length opening up my eyes. The mascara wand easily coats my lashes and I can maneuver it to get to the top and bottom lashes with ease.
All and all I’m really happy with what I got in my first StyleTone Subscription Beauty Box, the total value of the box comes to €121, that is around R1800! I can’t wait to see what I will be getting in the February box.