Recently I was contacted by Nuoo Box as they were interested in me testing their beauty box which is filled with mini versions of the products that are available on their website in full size. I think it’s an ingenious idea as you can try before you buy and really see which ones you fall in love with before spending serious money. As you can probably guess, as I am featuring their box on my blog, everything contained within it comes only from natural/organic beauty brands. The box itself is a beautiful and elegantly packaged recycled cardboard and contains a selection of 5 natural/organic beauty products plus a magazine. I was pleasantly surprised by this inclusion as it’s a great read covering 63 pages of beauty tips, cooking recipes, city guides and interviews. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen such an interesting magazine in a beauty box. I only knew 2 of the brands out of the 5 showcased and as usual I was really happy to be introduced to some new beauty brands. The selection in this particular box is for face, body and hair so it covers most kinds of products you need.
Solid Shampoo for normal hair from Lamazuna 55g (full size) 12,5€ – Lamazuna is a brand I hear loads about on all social media thanks to their amazing ethics and zero waste approach. However, I had not had the pleasure of trying any of their products before so I was happy to see that one was included in the box! It’s a 100% natural, vegan shampoo. I was slightly saddened though that I hadn’t received the shampoo designed for dry hair as that would have suited me better. This is just bad luck though in my specific instance as there is a beauty profile to fill in on the website where you can state all your preferences and needs but as I received the box for free from Nuoo I hadn’t filled it in and so obviously makes total sense that the product is not the perfect match for my hair type. This shampoo is a solid shampoo so If you are not familiar with what that means you should think of it like a bar of soap for your hair. Much in the same way as with soap, all that you need to do is to rub it onto wet hair and it will turn into a creamy foam. It doesn’t foam very much but I don’t mind that as I’m used to this reaction with natural shampoos now. It washes properly, rinses easily and doesn’t irritate my scalp at all like some other solid shampoos I have tried before. I still needed to use a conditioner as my hair felt quite difficult to untangle but I think this is mostly because the dry hair version would suit my hair better.
Hair Oil from Kozmetics 10 ml (travel size) 4€ – This oil smells amazing as it is a blend of Argan, Avocado and Camellia oils as well as a selection of essential oils. All of these are hugely beneficial for hair, especially if your hair is dry or damaged. I used it on my hair as a pre-shampoo treatment and left it for a few hours before washing. I have to say I found it absolutely brilliant as it leaves the hair supple and moisturised. I also found that I like to use it as a serum on dry hair too. I apply a few drops on my ends to nourish them and keep split ends at bay! I just wish the container was a bit bigger!
Oil to Milk from Madara certified organic 12,5ml (travel size) 4,9€ – Every Madara product I have tried I seem to have fallen in love with instantly…….and this facial exfoliating scrub is no exception. The ingredient list is super clean and 100% natural. It’s made of a mixture of oils (Sunflower, Apricot and Oat) and natural wax microbeads. As the name suggests the oil texture turns into a milk on contact with water which makes it much easier to rinse out. It’s also got a lovely subtle scent. I used this oil 3 times last week and it didn’t irritate my skin at all, it’s such a gentle scrub to use but yet so effective, you’ll instantly notice the difference as your skin will be softer, brighter and glowing. It truly is incredible!
Coffee scrub from Maison Meunier 50g (travel size) 5,7€ – This product is another scrub but this one I have been using mainly to exfoliate my body, although you can use it for the face too. I am tempted to say that it might be a bit too harsh to use on the face. Its an all natural and vegan product made with coffee obviously as well as sugar, salt, oils (coconut and almond) and a grapefruit essential oil. It smells really strongly of coffee and overpowers the smell of the coconut oil or the grapefruit essential oil which is a real shame. However, it does it’s job really well and leaves the skin silky soft like a baby!
Dry Oil from Belesa 30ml (travel size) €9,9 – As I already said on my instagram post this oil smells divine! Really! It reminds me of holidays and instantly transports you to feeling like you are under a palm tree on the beach! It’s a 3 in 1 product which means you can use it on hair, face and body. As much as I like the scent I won’t use it on my face as I think the fragrance is a bit too strong, I much prefer a lighter scent when it comes to face products. So far I have only used it on my body and applied it every morning and night before going to sleep. What I really like about this product is that it penetrates instantly so there is no need to wait before getting dressed. Enriched with sunflower oil, argan oil and sweet almond oil it leaves the skin perfectly nourished without feeling greasy!
Infusion from Chic des Plantes certified organic €1,2 – I like the fact that the box doesn’t only include beauty products as this is a nice little attention to detail. This infusion ‘Belle Plante’ is a delicious mix of pink pepper, raspberry, ash, nettle, damask rose and linden that I really enjoyed drinking the other night before going to sleep. There is a coupon code of 10% off with the code CHIC-NUOO if you fancy testing them and the coupon is valid until the 30/11.
I’m really delighted with this box, it’s a great way to test beauty products before buying the full size. The monthly subscription cost 23€ without any commitment so you can cancel the subscription at any time. The total price of the box if you bought everything separately would be € 38,2 so it’s a complete win win!
I am really interested to hear what you guys think of the contents? Hopefully you are as impressed as I am but if you have seen better then as always please let me know so I can investigate?