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If you missed last month's incredible TOYL Beauty Box (which you can view here), you missed such a treat! However, the May 2021 version is just as amazing. The TOYL monthly beauty boxes retail for £35.00, but with the discount code LOVES you can save yourself a further £5.00! This month's box is worth over £129.00 and the theme for this month is luxury haircare, with a couple of luxe skincare products thrown in for good measure.
First up you receive the We Are Paradoxx Moisture Shampoo (Full Size - RRP £18.00) and Conditioner (Full Size - RRP £20.00). I haven't tried this brand before, but I discovered that they focus their time and effort engaging, educating and inspiring consumers and beauty brands to make the switch from plastic to more sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives. They are committed to using natural and organic ingredients in their formulations where possible and their products are up to 100% natural and free from parabens, PEGs, sulphates and mineral oil. The Moisture Shampoo is formulated to provide moisture into dry, brittle hair and has a rich blend of Argan Oil along with Vitamins B, C and E to help the hair feel super nourished and healthy. The We Are Paradoxx Moisture Conditioner is an indulgent haircare treatment that also helps to boost moisture, whilst leaving the hair soft and shiny. Both products come in aluminium bottles with push down applicators for quick and easy use in the shower. Such a beautiful duo to start this amazing box off with!
My all-time favourite dry shampoo is the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo (Full Size - RRP £19.00), however it is pricier than your average dry shampoo so it isn't something I use for going to the office or staying home. I am thrilled to get a top up of this insanely good dry shampoo - rather than masking oil in the hair, it actually cleans the hair, eliminating oil, sweat and odours. It is paraben free and is great for all hair types. The things I love most about this formula is that yes, it does actually clean the hair, but it doesn't leave any powdery residue behind like the majority of other dry shampoos on the market. I would recommend this product all day long - I have naturally oily roots, and so I do depend a lot on dry shampoo, and this one actually helps improve the condition of my hair rather than drying it out and causing an itchy scalp like some formulas do.
The brands within the TOYL Beauty Boxes never fail to amaze me. The next product is the cult Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (Deluxe Size - RRP £12.00), a deep-conditioning treatment for the hair. Originally created for Audrey Hepburn, no less, this is a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment that has won awards all over the globe. You apply the product before shampooing, onto damp hair, and then cover with a shower cap or towel so the heat can help the nutrients to be fully absorbed, and then leave on for a minimum of 10-20 minutes before rinsing. The formula adds elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine, leaving the hair gloriously nourished and healthy so you end up with a lot less breakage.
The We Are Paradoxx Hangover Hair Elixir (Deluxe Size - RRP £10.00) may look small, but it is definitely mighty! This cute mini whisky flask-style keyring contains the Hangover Hair Elixir, a luxe oil that smooths frizz, giving dull and damaged hair a well-needed boost. It contains Irish Whiskey to add strength, shine and bounce, Argan Oil to help improve condition and texture, Coconut Oil to strengthen and Soya Oil to improve moisture retention and shine. You simply apply a tiny amount (a little goes a LONG way) to towel dried hair as a leave-in treatment or on dry hair for a finishing touch of silkiness and shine. I have fine hair, and I love using this product as it doesn't weigh my hair down, nor does it feel greasy - just beautifully shiny and smooth.
I adore the We Are Paradoxx packaging - next up is the We Are Paradoxx Moisture Super Fuel Face, Hair & Body Oil (Full Size - RRP £30.00). I do love a multi-use product and this one sure fits the bill. This is a triple active dry oil treatment using a combination of Maracuja, Abyssinian and Argan Oils to brighten, soften and hydrate both skin and hair, along with a multitude of vitamins and antioxidants to protect and restore. To use on the face, simply use in place of or added to your daily moisturiser. For the body, apply to wet or dry skin. For the hair, use a tiny amount in the palms of your hands and work through clean, towel-dried hair and then blow dry or let dry naturally. I adore using this as a body oil at the moment as my skin is super dry due to the continuous cold weather, it really helps to boost the moisture and I love how silky and soft my skin feels afterwards.
For the skin, TOYL have not held back - you receive luxe skincare brand Eve Lom's Cleansing Oil Capsules (Travel Case - RRP £20.00). The Cleansing Oil Capsules are formulated with essential omega fatty acids and the Eve Lom signature blend of botanical oils, including Eucalyptus, Clove, Egyptian Chamomile and Hops. One capsule is the perfect amount for one full face cleanse. The travel friendly case comes with a 14 day supply of the Capsules and each one dissolves all traces of impurities, leaving the skin soft and supple. The Capsules are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and they are super hydrating on the skin. To use, you simply twist to remove the capsule top and squeeze the oil onto dry fingertips, then massage over a dry face in gentle, circular movements to break down dirt and debris and then rinse with warm water and gently pat dry.
Each TOYL box comes with a free mini treat, and this month you receive the Sisley Sisleya L'Integral Anti-Age Day and Night Cream. This is a 5ml sample, but as it is such a luxurious product, this little pot of joy is worth £34.00!!!! Which is insane, but such a fabulous opportunity to try such a beautiful product. The Day and Night Cream offers an age-defying formula that works to simultaneously fight the visible signs of three types of ageing. It contains a stimulating combination of Phytostimuline, Rhatany extract and Lady's Mantle extract to give powerful regenerative properties which rebuild and remaster the skin along with providing hydration.
Remember, to use the code LOVES to receive £5.00 off your TOYL Box, and you can find the box online here.
All the Loves,