Even though I’ve whittled down the number of monthly subscription boxes I get (and boy was that hard) the majority of them arrive at the beginning of the month, and it’s pretty hard to wait three or so weeks until the next lot arrive. But one thing I love about the Pip Box is that they don’t normally get dispatched until around the 20th of each month, which comes as a nice little treat towards the end of the month when most of us are counting the pennies.
March’s box is a perfect mix of products to bring us into Spring, especially after the rough winter we’ve had.
Raw Ganic Refreshing Aloe and Green Tea Facial Wipes – RRP £2.99
Even though I no longer use face wipes daily, they’re still a really handy thing to have lying around – particularly when I’m feeling too lazy to do my proper skincare routine. Raw Ganic’s hydrating pomegranate wipes have previously featured in The Pip Box, so I already knew I was going to love these.
Made from 100% organic cotton these wipes act as a 4-in-1 skin treatment – to cleanse, tone, moisturise and refresh. These wipes are gentle enough for even sensitive skin, with the aloe vera soothing the skin whilst the green tea purifies.
Raw Ganic have some pretty great brand values, and their wipes are nature-friendly, cruelty-free, vegan and 100% biodegradable.
Dr Botanicals Tropical Invigorating Cream – RRP £44
I own enough face cream to sink a ship, but there’s always room in my stash for one more, especially when it’s by Dr Botanicals. This lightweight cream contains three key ingredients to treat your skin – elderflower; which helps to protect and repair the skin, chamomile flower extract; to heal and soothe damaged or irritated skin, and tiare flower extract; to moisturise and nourish the skin. This cream is formulated for normal to oily skin, which is beneficial for me as my skin can get quite oily throughout the day.
Almost too chunky to fit in this months box, I’m unsure if this is a full-sized product or not, but regardless it’s a decent sized tube. It also smells marvellous.
Okko Skincare Natural Foot Balm – RRP £3
This is probably the product in March’s box that I’m least likely to reach for, but that doesn’t mean it’s not useful to have. Made with organic calendula oil and eucalyptus, this foot balm is perfect for calming and soothing sore feet. Due to the calendula oil, there is also the added benefit of aiding tissue regeneration so if you’re like me and rip your feet apart with new shoes all the time – this product is for you!
The balm melts on contact with the skin, making it easy to rub in. If applied before bed, under a pair of clean cotton socks, it works really well as a deep soothing treatment.
Saturated Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Naked Pink – RRP £7
I’ve never been much of a lippy girl, but there’s something about Saturated Colour lipsticks that just works for me. The LIPSStick range has 12 gorgeous shades, all highly pigmented with a semi-matte finish. Naked Pink sits somewhere in the middle of the colour spectrum, and is described as “a natural nude pink, a cool toned shade which suits all hair colours”.
I’ve built up a collection of Saturated Colour lipsticks over the past year or so, and what I love most about them is their creamy texture and long-lasting staying power. If you’re looking for a good cruelty-free makeup brand, look no further than Saturdated Colour – they’re also recognised by PETA!
Saturated Colour Make Me Matte – RRP £8
I thought I’d leave my favourite product from this month till last – because it’s something I didn’t know existed until now! This product works to turn any satin or semi-gloss lipstick matte. Now I’m much more attuned to a matte lip myself, so for me, this is a total gamechanger. With this product, you can still achieve the nourished, moisturised feeling of a satin lipstick, but with that beautiful matte finish so many of us crave. The product is super easy to clean too, with a tissue, face wipe or cotton bud, with no product wasted in the process.
The Pip Box has never failed to impress me and introduce me to at least one or two new brands each month. They’re really helping to open my eyes to the world of cruelty-free makeup and skincare, and let me tell you there are lots of really good products out there!
This is the first box I’ve had this month that’s really got a spring feel to it, and I’m excited to see what’s coming for April’s box. You can read a little about the brand below, and new subscribers can treat themselves to 10% off with the code SAVE10.
A little about The Pip Box
If you haven’t come across the Pip Box before, then you’re in for a real treat. A monthly beauty subscription box, the peeps at Pip Box are there to help beauty lovers go cruelty-free, with their dedication to finding us the best picks from cruelty-free and vegan beauty brands. They’ve been featured in both ELLE and the Evening Standard, branded one of the best beauty boxes on the market, and to add a cherry on top they donate 50p from the sale of each box to the charity Animal Free Research UK.
You can subscribe for £14.99 (+P&P) per month, or £13.50 (saving 10%) when you sign up for the next 3 months, and you can select to receive a cruelty-free box, or a cruelty-free AND vegan box! Sign up now via www.thepipbox.co.uk.