I am so behind on beauty post because I have been regaling y'all with year, decade and unemployment updates BUT I am trying to make more of an effort to post personal, beauty, and other topics better evenly and try not to heavy one topic over another.
So that being said, my Jiyubox for winter!
The theme for this box us staying hydrated and de-stressing. Please know that this box was gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I am also under no obligation to post in exchange for product but I have always loved to share natural beauty brands.
I'm back with another Jiyubox subscription box mini review because I am a consistent blogger until I decide to get a job. Which won't be for a while if I'm being honest. SO HERE WE ARE. Should I turn being unemployed into a regular topic here on the blog? Would it work? (Pun intended.) Anyhow, getting a bit off topic here so lets go back to the subscription box.
The theme for this season is all things cozy, perfect for fall and featuring all PNW based brands!
If you haven't read my first Jiyubox review yet you can read it here. Before we delve in, please know that this box was gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I am also under no obligation to post in exchange for product but I have always loved to share natural beauty brands.
I don't know about you, but I am a particularly sweaty human. I am someone who runs warm and I often joke that if I'm ever cold everyone else is already dead. That being said, I am not a really a smelly person (or maybe I am and no one has the heart to tell me) so I use to use whatever deodorant was on sale at the drugstore. A few years ago I made the switch to natural deodorant and as my friends can attest to, I am ridiculously passionate about convincing everyone to use natural deodorant.
Let me be the first person to say that I am no sunscreen expert. Anyone who knows me IRL will be the first to tell you that I always forget/miss a spot when it comes to applying sunscreen. I currently have a very dark tan line on my back at that spot that you can't reach on your own. I do this every summer so trust me when I say, wear sunscreen. Getting crispy and exposing your skin to harmful UV rays is not a nice feeling.
A lot of the time a lot of people think the higher the SPF, the better the sunscreen but what about the ingredients a sunscreen is made up of? Brands that are more "natural" or mineral based are generally considered less harmful however can they be as strong as chemical sunscreens? What is the difference between the two anyways?
It seems long overdue for Lululemon to introduce selfcare to their athleisure empire so when they launched 4 products last week I promptly headed to one of their locations to check it out. The collection includes a lip balm, dry shampoo, an aerosol spray deodorant and a moisturizer.
Lululemon is one of those brands people love to hate on and I will be the first to admit that I am not always drinking the Lululemonade due to controversial ownership and marketing tactics, however I didn't want to just jump on the bandwagon and assume that the products weren't worth the cost without actually trying them.
When I posted a poll on Instagram asking if people would be interested in a review I received dozens of messages that echoed sentiments of hating on Lululemon. "Destroy them" and "UGH, fuck Lululemon" are examples of messages I got. As polarizing as it may be, I had to try to try it for myself to decide. Let me preface this by saying that this line is not what I would call budget friendly at all. This review is solely to review the products and talk about the effectiveness.
Plus they're selling their products in Sephora and this is available at some fitness studios - say what you will about Lululemon, being sold at Sephora is a BFD.