I'm back with this month's edition of the Editor's Letter, to chat Getting Active and exactly what this means for your August box...
This month we are getting prepped for spring and thinking about our active routines again - it's safe to say, it's been a while!
Winter is such a cramp on any women's fitness and health style. Personally, winter and I are worst enemies mid-week: when the sun has disappeared and the chill factor in the air goes up a notch, navigating my way to back to my car in the rain after a long day at work, the last thing I feel like doing is exercising - or even socialising! It's nights like these, that the only thing that I want to do is consume huge bowl of steaming pasta during a night on the couch with my laptop, trackies and remote control for company. And I know I'm not alone... (please tell me I'm not alone!)
While it's fine to indulge in this every now and again, if I'm honest, it's been happening way too much lately. I needed the inspo to get back in the game. Because once I let one thing slip, I find myself getting lazier and lazier in other areas of my life. Like (gulp) my beauty routine. It should be easy for me to stay on top of at least that area, right? But alas, I'm letting the team down. And by 'team' I mean my skin, hair, nails... the works! Time for a shake-up.
Thank goodness for the August box! And I think it'll be just as well received by your 'team' too. While I can't give too much away, there's everything you can think of for getting active whilst supporting your best beauty assets. With a strong focus on skincare (one of the key players that cops a real pounding during the 'winter games') including nourishing products, active-friendly colour/makeup, and a slew of healthy-skin cleansing products to gets yours off the bench and into megastar, game changing territory. There's also support for the player that does a lot of the grunt-work when making your beauty look work, but can get left in the dust... Your hair! No wonder this box is sure to be a first-place winner.
And if you missed our SNEAK PEEK yesterday, be sure to check it out over here. We've revealed 3 top product picks from the August box (everyone will get at least one of these! Happy dance!)
I was lucky enough to trial one of these bb creams on my recent trip OS and absolutely loved it. At first, I was little suss about the 'Medium' shade. After all, it's the middle of winter, and I was feeling pale! After trialling it out (more to see the texture than expecting a colour match) I was very pleasantly surprised. It was almost my perfect shade! I immeadiately bumped all over base/colour products and chose this little bottle of bb to accompany me on my trip (even on the plane). It not only helped my skin clear up - on a long haul flight, mind you. When does that ever happen?! - it also gave just the right amount of coverage. After two weeks in the sun, it was even a little too light for me, at which point I hot footed it to Sephora to snap up a bottle of something darker. So be sure to give it a go even if you are a little unsure of the medium shade - it's much lighter than you'd imagine. And my money is on you loving it as much as I did!
And today - because you deserve it - here's another August box hint. You can expect to see these big names brands as variations in this month's box...
These are nestled in with plenty of up and coming brands too, so you can really expand your beauty horizons!
As we usually like to do, we are also offering our members a little bonus treat in their box - extras, seperate from the usual beauty fare. But don't worry! These never take the place of a beauty prod. We just like treating you and throwing in a few extra gifts from time to time! Be sure to keep an eye on your card to see which one you got...
In other news, today I made and consumed my first green smoothie ever. It was... interesting. I'm on the hunt for more recipes, so if you have one, or even a healthy recipe of any kind, do share in the comments below! You might just see it pop up on our instagram feed... that is, if we have enough time to snap it before devouring! - Lauren