|AD – PR Product| If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that I love a subscription box as not only are they a great way to discover new brands but they are also incredible value for money. So when the lovely Rachel over at The Green Phoenix announced she was launching her own beauty and lifestyle box, I knew it was going to be an exciting selection of products chosen by a fellow beauty blogger and green lifestyle enthusiast…

The Green Phoenix Eco Box launched earlier this month containing cruelty free and vegan beauty and lifestyle products in a range of both full-size and sample-sizes, with an overall quarterly box value of at least £60.00. Each box is carefully curated with a theme perfectly suited for the time of year and offers free delivery to UK addresses and several purchase options for complete financial flexibility.

The first box theme was ‘Summer of Love’ and contained 8 products that are perfect for warmer weather and breaks away. I love the fact that The Green Phoenix Eco Box contains something for everyone and has been created with incredible attention to detail that makes it one of the best beauty and lifestyle boxes i’ve discovered so far.

Terre Verdi: Acqua Di Rosa Balancing Mist – Worth £17.00

If I had to chose one floral water that I utilise most within my skincare routine it would have to be rosewater as it really is a great all rounder. Terre Verdi’s Balancing Mist is among my favourites thanks to the refreshing mist that removes residual make-up after cleansing, balances your skin’s PH level and hydrates and refreshes skin throughout the day.

Acqua Di Rosa has the most beautiful delicate rose aroma that captures the calming properties rosewater has on the skin and senses alike, with no heavy, overpowering rose aroma lingering after use. The anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing benefits rosewater naturally has to offer leaves skin feeling hydrated and refreshed and is also great for mixing powdered clay masks for an additional soothing quality. If you’re looking for a great value rosewater that delivers fantastic results with each use, then Terre Verdi’s Acqua Di Rosa Balancing Mist is one of the best.

Organii Everday Organics: SPF15 Facial Sun Cream – Worth £14.95

Organii Everyday Organics are always a dependable brand for affordable yet effective products for the whole family. I have tried several products from their sunscreen range and am continually impressed by their performance and their SPF15 Facial Sun Cream is certainly no exception.

The sun cream has a beautiful lightweight formulation that doesn’t dry out my skin or leave a white cast. For me, this is a litle too low in SPF for this time of year however it will be perfect for the Winter month’s or for rainy days when I spend more time indoors (yet if you’re able to reapply more often, this would be a good Summer option for you). If you are looking for a low cost broad spectrum SPF, then Organii is certainly the brand to check out.

Benecos: Hot Summer Nail Polish – Worth £4.95 (Some Boxes Contain Peach Sorbet)

I am an existing fan of Benecos Nail Polishes as not only are they incredibly ethical but they are also great quality too. The nail polish applies to the nail with ease thanks to a nicely-shaped brush and highly pigmented formulation that gives perfect coverage with only two coats.

I find the size is perfect for your handbag for on-the-go touch up’s or for travelling to keep your fingers and toes perfectly painted for your entire stay. The Hot Summer shade is a gorgeous vibrant pink that is perfect for the time of year and complements all skin tones and nail lengths.If you’re looking for cruelty-free nail polishes with a kind-to-nail formulation then Benecos is most certainly a brand to explore further.

Olee Cosmetics: Vibe Whipped Soap – Worth £2.99

If there was any scent that was perfect for the ‘Summer of Love’ box it would be Vibe, a blend of Mango and Papaya that is tropical yet perfectly balanced.

What I love in particular about Olee Cosmetic Whipped Soaps is just how versatile they are, as they can be used as a soap, bubble bath or shaving product and they have the added bonus of being suitable for even sensitive skin. The texture feels wonderful on the skin and leaves it feeling soft and fresh after use without any feelings of dryness or tightness. If you love trying innovative products that are eco-friendly and perfect for all ages then whipped soaps are definitely a product you’ll love.

Butterwhips: Traditionally Floral Body Butter – Worth £8.00 (Some Boxes Contain Warmly Relaxing)

When it comes to nourishing bodycare that is great for the skin and the environment, Butterwhips body butters are one of the best. The cruelty-free formulations are rich in natural fatty acids and vitamins that help to repair the lipid layer, encourage ceramide production and promote long-lasting moisture.

The beautiful skin loving ingredients including organic shea butter, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, arrowroot powder and sunflower seed oil nourish even the driest of skin types, with a dreamy texture that melts into the skin with ease. The Traditionally Floral aroma of lavender and sweet geranium smells like a Summer’s day in the garden and provides an uplifting experience like no other.

Fresh Therapies: Nail Care Sample Kit – Worth £6.50

Nail care can be one of the biggest challenges when switching to a green beauty routine as finding natural polish removers that are effective is no easy task. Thankfully Fresh Therapies have the solution and eradicate all the hassle of nail varnish removal and nail care with this handy sample kit that is easy to use and great for travelling.

This handmade linen pouch contains all you need to remove chipped polish with ease while also caring for nails and cuticles too. The set contains two miniature bottles of nail varnish remover and nail elixir, a nail remover wipe and reusable dry cloth to use with the bottle of remover. This works in perfect harmony with the Benecos Nail Polish that also features in the ‘Summer of Love’ Box as it removes the polish with ease without drying my nails out in the process.

My nails are left looking clean and fresh in no time and nicely moisturised thanks to the addition of the nail elixir. If you’re looking for effective natural nail care then Fresh Therapies are certainly a brand to explore further – something which I will definitely be doing in the not-so-distant future.

Superfoodio: Peanut Butter Buttons – Worth £1.59 Each

There’s nothing more satisfying than discovering a new snack that is healthy and tastes good, something which Superfoodio have certainly provided with their Peanut Butter Buttons.

June’s edit of The Green Phoenix Eco Box contains two versions of the brand’s yummy Peanut Butter Buttons – PB & J and Coco Crunch – which come in handy on-the-go pouches that are fully recyclable.

These plant-based, vegan Peanut Butter Buttons are also free from gluten, palm oil and refined sugars and contain around 120 calories per serving (dependent on variety). Both versions featured in the ‘Summer of Love’ box were delicious although the Coco Crunch, with Cacao Nibs and sea salt, was possibly my personal favourite and I will certainly be trying more very soon.

Tea Pigs: Cold Brew (Peach & Mango Tea) – Worth £4

If you’re a person who struggles to drink 2 litres of water a day then Tea Pigs Cold Brew will be perfect for you as these have been designed to infuse in cold water to give your daily hydration a flavoursome boost.

The Peach & Mango tea is fresh, with a crisp peach flavour and hint of mango that is perfect for the Summer months. I love how this is a great healthy alternative to squash and juice and also more eco-friendly too, with compostable and recyclable packaging that is completely plastic free. If you’re looking for a great way to stay hydrated this Summer then these are certainly a great option, especially if on-the-go.

The Green Phoenix Eco Box is certainly a triumph from the initial box, with a selection of products that have performed incredibly well with each use. I loved the mix of beauty and lifestyle products that are great for this time of year, with each addition to the ‘Summer of Love’ box encapsulating everything we need for the warmer months while also being incredibly eco-friendly too.

The Green Phoenix Eco Box – Subscriptions from £36.00

If the ‘Summer of Love’ box looks like the beauty and lifestyle subscription box for you then you can also get 10% off with the code BEAUTYFOLIO10.

Take Care,

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

*Disclaimer: This item was sent to me free of charge by The Green Phoenix Eco Box. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product that has not been influenced by the brand in any way. I will never give a positive review on a product I don’t believe in just because it has been #gifted, and each product i’ve received free of charge will be labelled as such. For more details on gifted products, please check out the disclaimer section on my website which can be found here. 

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