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.
I am very much a subscription box gal. I love getting a curated box of new brands to try out and subscription boxes often provide me with products I would not normally have an opportunity to try. (Also how do we feel about me just subscriping to all of the subscription boxes, because I'm into that, I just need y'all to enable me.)
When Jiyubox reached out to me to see if I would be interested in trying out their box I was excited to try a new box that also aligns with how I try and shop when it comes to personal care. Jiyubox is an all natural personal care and wellness subscription box based right here in Vancouver! Focused on helping people make the transition to natural beauty they feature indie brands and small businesses to provide a seasonal subscription (plus all their products are cruelty free!)
Need another reason to check 'em out? Jiyubox is female owned and operated on top of being all natural and cruelty free.
The skin rundown before we delve in; I have normal skin with the tendency to be oily at times. I am extremely adamant about wearing sunscreen as well as removing all traces of make-up before bed. I do not smoke and I drink more water than necessary (it's probably actually an excessive amount). While I do get the occasional breakout I would consider myself to have "nice" skin. I don't get any skincare treatments such as facials done anymore because I live in Vancouver and am going to be poor forever.
New skincare line alert! Bl'eau Beauty is a new Canadian skincare line (set to launch July 15th) with a collection of Glacial Oceanic Clay masks and I was extremely lucky to be able to try them out prior to their launch! With skin that is on the oilier side (especially now that it's HAWT out) I have a love hate relationships with most clay masks. I love how clay masks help limit the excess oil on my skin but the way clay masks harden and need strong friction to remove off my skin is a bit too harsh for my skin, leaving my skin feeling sore. Peeps who have ever used a clay mask, you know what I'm talking about. I call it clay cake face and you look like you're from Westeros and have been infected with grayscale.
I did some research into Glacial Oceanic Clay prior to trying Bl'eau Beauty to make sure it wouldn't be too abrasive on my delicate princess skin. While most clay masks are made with bentonite clay as their main ingredient, Glacial Oceanic Clay is much gentler on the skin. Glacial Oceanic Clay helps detoxify and rehydrate the skin, reduces excess oil and removes dead and dry skin cells.
Their launch includes the introduction of their Organics and Transcend line with different formula for different skincare needs.
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.