*This post contains gifted items.
I haven't done a TOYL Beauty Subscription Box* review for ages, but it is without a doubt one of my favourites beauty boxes on the market. May's theme is the Ultimate Hair Spa Box and is worth £109.99, with a cost of just £39.99 including postage. Absolute bargain! Let's dive in...
I have tried many, many beauty products and brands over the years, so we will start with a brand I haven't previously tried - the 3''' More Inches LifeSaver Pre-Wash Treatment (RRP £10.00 for 100ml). This is a pre-wash treatment to help get rid of silicone and dive deep into the hair shaft to rebuild protein to prevent breakages. Perfect for every kind of hair, this professional silicone-free treatment is rich in cashmere proteins that repair and recondition the hair to feel its natural beautiful best. You simply use every other wash for best results and apply to dry hair, then rinsing and then shampooing as normal. If you suffer from super dry or damaged hair, leave on for up to 45 minutes, whilst you lay back and relax, and you can also use this as an overnight mask, washing it off in the morning.
Living Proof is such a luxe haircare brand so it is incredible to see it in this box! You receive either the Living Proof Full Shampoo OR Conditioner, and I received the Full Shampoo, which has a retail value of £25.00 for 236ml. This gentle yet effective shampoo thoroughly cleanses the hair, priming it for maximum fullness by removing residue and build-up. I have naturally fine hair, and so this range is perfect for me as it adds volume and fullness without leaving behind any residue or texture. We all know how to use a shampoo, so I won't bore you with the instructions, and if you receive the Conditioner, it is a detangling conditioner that adds softness and shine, without weighing the hair down, for hair that looks naturally fuller.
You then receive the We Are Paradoxx Repair 3-in-1 Conditioner, which is worth £20.00 for 250ml, yes all of the products in this box are full size, which is amazing. We Are Paradoxx uses 99% natural ingredients and 90% plastic free packaging and this is a conditioner, mask and styling product in one. It leaves the hair feeling super soft, repaired, glossy and frizz-free - who doesn't want that?! Suitable for all hair types, after shampooing, work into wet hair and rinse. You can also apply to towel dried hair as a leave in conditioner or on dry hair as a styling balm - I do love a multi-use product! The TOYL owner, Karen, recommends using this as a hair mask, towel drying the hair, running the product through it from roots to ends and then let it do its magic for 10-15 minutes for beautiful locks.
I have featured the Dr PawPaw 7-in-1 Hair Treatment Styler (RRP £9.99 for 100ml) before on my blog, and it is such a great product to have on hand. This is a 95% natural, vegan friendly hair styling products that heat protects, reduces split ends, detangles, works as a leave-in hair treatment, reduces frizz and smooths, helps with blowdry styling and adds shine to the hair. You simply spray onto wet hair or for use on dry hair, simply spray into the hands and apply to the desired areas. We all use so many heated styling tools these days and it is so important to put moisture back into the hair, which you absolutely can do with this nifty little spray.
Karen really treats us with her fabulous beauty boxes, and inside the May box you will receive the Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Face Mask. Aromatherapy Associates are one of my favourite self-care brands but they are pretty pricey - this Mask alone retails at £45.00 for 100ml, which is more than the cost of the box! When your skin needs an extra dose of moisture, layer on this Face Mask. The Damask Rose Water infused gel mask returns vital hydration to the skins surface flooding it with moisture. Skin is left supremely hydrated, glowing and dewy-fresh. You can use the mask 2-3 times a week and it only takes ten minutes to take effect, or if you have the time, leave it on for longer whilst relaxing. As it is a gel mask, it does feel instantly cooling and hydrating on the skin, so if you get warm on an evening (hot sweats or just hot weather), it is the perfect overnight mask!
You can find the TOYL Beauty Box online here.
All the Loves,