Lola Beauty Box July 2018: Unboxing & Review

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The packaging is always the same for this box but at least, the postcard is always different.

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There’s a theme, all of their social media handles, and their website on one side. On the back is a list of all of the products included in the box with a little description and their full-size prices.

What Was In My Box?!

Theme: Sparkle and Shine

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Wander Beauty
Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow in Champagne

*On my postcard, a lipstick by this brand was listed and talked about NOT this eyeshadow so I have nothing to write for Lola Claims. I did e-mail them about this mess up and they told me that I was supposed to get the lipstick this month and the eyeshadow next month so they’re just going to put the lipstick in my August box. *eye roll*

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My Review: I hated this. It was IMPOSSIBLE to blend, it was streaky, and applied unevenly. It burned my lids a bit as it dried. It needs quite a few swipes back and forth to completely show up and shimmer properly. It was not easy making this look even and blended. There was such harsh lines I couldn’t get rid of.

Cruelty-Free?: No
Full-Size Retail Value:
$26

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Cinema Secrets
Mini Super Sealer Mattifying Setting Spray

Lola Claims:

Lock in your look with this all-in-one makeup primer and setting spray. This light-weight anti-shine formula can be used under and/or over makeup to lock powders, liquids, and creams into place. Perfect for working in high humidity climates or under theatrical lights.

My Review: I sprayed this before makeup application and it tasted like hell. I thought I was being poisoned and truly believed I was going to die from it. It was really wet and took long to dry. Very inconvenient. It made my foundation and concealer patchy and impossible to blend – which is never the case with the regular products I use. I didn’t even spray it over everything when I was done because I was way too scared of it. Never will I use this again.

Cruelty-Free?: Yes
Full-Size Retail Value: $24 (3.4 oz. / 101 mL)

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Doll 10 Beauty
Illegaleyes Mascara

Lola Claims:

Lengthens and curls so well, it should be illegal! Illegaleyes’ dual-formula combines two separate formulas in one chamber to give you the best of both worlds, unlawful length and criminal curl. One formula contains marula oil and vitamin B3 to nourish and lengthen the appearance of lashes, while the other contains a special rice bran wax to boost curl and lock lashes into place! Did we mention it volumizes too? This mascara is perfect for anyone who wants longer, fuller-looking lashes!

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My Review: I thought this was a nice mascara. It really helped in elongating and darkening my lashes but, not so much with adding volume or thickness. It was a bit clumpy when I applied it but, I was able to wiggle the clumps out before they dried up. The brush helped separate my hairs and didn’t make them stick together. It did seem to be harsh on my eyes though, it burned when I wiped it off and my eye was puffy and dry the next day.

Cruelty-Free?: Yes
Full-Size Retail Value: $20

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Juice Beauty
Cleansing Bar in Green Apple

Lola Claims:

Renew, revitalize, and soften your skin with this cleansing bar formulated with organic extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, coconut oil, and a blend of apple, lemon and aloe juices. Infused with bright citrus notes to leave skin refreshed and glowing.

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My Review: I don’t usually prefer bar soap, I’m more of a liquid body wash gal so I don’t have much to compare this to. It’s labeled as “green apple” but, there is absolutely no trace of apples at all… this bar smells like Whole Foods. I thought it was weird and made me sort of sticky before I washed it off with water. My skin afterwards feels the same as before use.

Cruelty-Free?: Yes
Full-Size Retail Value: $12

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Aesthetica Cosmetics
Jetsetter Palette Contour, Highlight, and Blush

Lola Claims:

The Aesthetica Jetsetter Palette is a trio of luxurious pressed powders including a rich bronze contour, a shimmery highlighter, and a peachy-pink blush to perfectly compliment any face. Use the silky pressed powders individually or blend them together for a soft and radiant look.

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My Review: I disagree with the claims about this palette having creamy/silky powders because they all felt so dry. It took a lot of swirling my finger in the colors to make them show up on my wrist for the swatches down below yet, they appeared quite pigmented on my cheeks. I was startled by the brightness of the highlighter and the darkness of the contour; I hated how much it maximized my pores, bumps, and imperfections. There was a pamphlet included on how to use everything – I really appreciated that because never have I ever contoured my face before. I’m sure there are better trios out there that are much easier to apply and blend but, this wasn’t the worst thing in the world… I would definitely NOT pay $25 for it on its own though.

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Cruelty-Free?: Yes
Full-Size Retail Value:
$25

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I know a lot of people complain about the customer service and shipping of this subscription but, I’ve not gotten a late box in the past two months and I have received the correct shipping info on my tracker both times. They have responded to my numerous e-mails quickly and were able to ease all of my concerns. I was a little annoyed with the products in my July box though because 2 out of the 5 were NOT even full-sized (the primer/setting spray and the bar soap). I have canceled and will be receiving my last Lola box next month.

These boxes aren’t personalized and everyone who is subscribed gets the same items. If you’re interested in this cheap way to build up your makeup collection, go ahead and subscribe with my referral link here: https://www.lolabeautybox.com/refer/Hunid-GDSRWPUZ.

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32 thoughts on “Lola Beauty Box July 2018: Unboxing & Review

  1. I can’t deny, this post made me laugh! πŸ˜‰
    Sucks that the products weren’t as hoped, but your reaction was priceless!

    I’ve often bought make up or cream because it was cheap, but you end up losing more money!

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  2. Hahaha – I love your honesty. Not a great box this time. It is so annoying when you get disappointing products, especially when they aren’t full sized.
    You & your skin look beautiful in that picture though. xx

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    1. Lol I hope next month is better. That’s the thing; they are supposed to be a full-sized only box – so why did I get two mini-sized things? Ugh. So disappointing!
      Thank you so much, Abby!! ❀ You are the sweetest!! ❀

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    1. Yesss, I sure hope next month’s box is better! I was highly disappointed in this one. πŸ˜›

      Hahahha, I love being called a snack, Mia. πŸ˜‰ Best compliment, ever. ❀ Thank you so much!!!

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  3. Such a disappointing box then. I’m sorry. In theory they all sound great, but they sometimes never perform to their standards lol. And I’m surprised you didn’t like the juice bar soap, I heard that’s a good brand but if you don’t use bar soaps to begin with then I can see why you might not have liked it.

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      1. Hopefully next month’s box (this month?) Is better. I’m waiting for my Boxycharm idk what I’m getting so it’ll be a surprise. And I know I have to upload my mini reviews for previous boxes lol.

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      2. Oh right, I’ve been saying next month but, it’s THIS month that is my last box. OOPS lol! I looked at the spoilers for Boxycharm since I don’t get that box. πŸ˜€ You’re gonna be so excited, I think!! It’ll be a surprise what I get in my Lola since I never look at spoilers either but I’m hoping it’s half as good as Boxycharm. πŸ˜› Looking forward to your mini reviews!! ❀

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      3. I can’t wait to see either. I wonder if I should do an unboxing video?! Maybe just to add more videos on my YouTube..idk..I’m debating lol
        On a totally unrelated note, Alex is watching Buzzfeed Worth It on YouTube and they featured a place called Feast Buffet (or something like that) it’s at the Red Rock Casino. It’s supposedly a $10 breakfast buffet. Have you ever heard of it or been to it?? Lol

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      4. Oohh!! I’ve been to the Red Rock Casino before and I’ve been to OTHER Feast Buffets located in different casinos for dinner but never for breakfast! Their dinners are all really cheap & worth it, too! When we first moved here, we were addicted to buffets for all the food & cheap prices!!

        I’ll totally bring you to that Red Rock breakfast when you come here though. It’s quite a ways away from The Strip & Downtown.

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      5. Well Alex says that some place called Sterling’s does breakfast only on Sundays, but I just looked it up again and it’s the most expensive one, $95 fuck that lmao
        Awesome! I cannot wait! πŸ˜€

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      6. Oh I’ve heard of that one. It’s at the Bally’s Casino! I wouldn’t be able to eat that much so early in the day so I would never pay that much. 😭 It sounds amazing though!

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  4. Ugh sounds like this wasn’t a very good box. I hate that. I think you look absolutely stunning in your photo wearing the products though! I think that eye cream looks really pretty (especially on you), and it doesn’t look streaky in the photo that I can see. However, I hate liquid eye creams. They always make my eyes burn, and the ones I’ve tried have had a streaky effect as well. I’ve never used that bar soap from Juice Beauty, but I do have the Green Apple moisturizer, which actually does smell like green apple. However, it also leaves a sticky residue on my skin.

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    1. It wasn’t! 😭 I hope my last box this month is better!

      You are so sweet, thank you, Britney! β™‘β™‘β™‘ The eyeshadow was streaky! I wish I could have captured it better to show you. 😭 But, that’s so weird – it’s common for liquid eyeshadows to burn? That’s scary! I wonder why the bar soap doesn’t smell like green apples. I sure wish it did!

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