The Monthly Beauty Box curated for Women over 40
The Monthly Beauty Box curated for Women over 40
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Time of Your Life, or TOYL as we call it, is designed by and created specifically for women over 40 who want beauty confidence from the products they buy.
Beauty products that might have worked in our twenties may not be quite so suitable now and that's where TOYL comes in to ensure that women over 40 get products that work, that are made for our skin, that address the issues we have and that meet our sustainability and ingredient criteria.
TOYL MAY 2021 - THE LUXURY HAIR BOXThis month it’s all about luxury, luscious, soft, hydrated HAIR in the May TOYL Beauty Box!
With the hair salons now open again it’s the only subject on all our minds, so this month we are treating our newly fashioned locks to an absolute treat of products, some we love and some are brand new!
LIVING PROOF PERFECT HAIR DAY DRY SHAMPOO (198ML / RRP £19.00).
This fantastic brand was, at one point, part owned by the women who shape so many of our hair aspirations in the 90’s, Jennifer Aniston. She wasn’t wrong as this dry shampoo is one of the only ones that actually cleans hair, eliminating oil, sweat and odour. It’s such an iconic brand that if you haven’t tried this product you will absolutely notice the different between this and cheaper dry shampoos.
* There is also a 20% off Living Proof code in the box (and only in the box! T's & c's at the end of this blog!)
Next, we have PHILIP KINGSLEY’S ELASTICISER (40ml / RRP £12.00).
Philip Kingsley founded his entire business on his skills as a trichologist (hair expert to you and me), researching how hair works so that his products came from a science background, as opposed to a hairdresser’s experience. This hair mask is the most iconic product in his range BUT you have to use it properly so we’ll be talking about how to get the best out of this.
We then have EVE LOM CLEANSING OIL CAPSULES (14 X 1.25ML/ RRP £20.00).
I know, totally NOT hair BUT I couldn’t resist the chance to include a product made for travel! These are skincare, no question, they are nothing to do with hair but I know some of you are starting to have holidays (what is that word?) so I thought we’d go with it!
Back to hair.
Now, this is where I introduce one of the brightest rising stars in the hair care world. Created in Belfast, WeAreParadoxx has a really specific remit.
The range is 90% plastic free, 98% natural, vegan and cruelty free. It signs up to ethical standards of business and employing staff, it pays into charities and has just had £8 million of investment to take them to the next level. Remember, you saw them here first and we are the only beauty box to get a trio of amazing products, that work together, plus their mini serum.
WEAREPARADOXX MOISTURE SHAMPOO (250ML/ RRP £18.00). I LOVE this product!
Not only that but the ingredients are second to none and this moisture rich shampoo (which is what we need after colouring our hair for years, hormone changes caused by the menopause and generally, years on our clocks) is packed with Argan Oil offering supreme hydration. Just try it, you will love now it makes your hair feel plus its colour safe and gentle enough for everyday use these products really are the latest in beauty innovations.
WEAREPARADOXX MOISTURE CONDITIONER (250ML/ RRP £18.00) goes with the shampoo and is also packed with Argan Oil as well as vitamins B, C and E to hold moisture in the hair. This will both increase your hair’s elasticity (and ability to stay looking silky) as well as give your hair unbelievable shine – just try it!
WEAREPARADOXX MOISTURE SUPERFUEL (100ML/ RRP £18.00) is brand new to their range and we're first to try it! This multi tasking product is for everyone and going to take us right into summer. Packed with Argan Oil (again), but also Maracuja and Abyssinian Oils for maximum hydration this silky oil can be used in so many ways it will work for everyone. Use it as a hair mask overnight, as a styling product on dry ends before you blow dry, on dry legs, on elbows and arms and even on your face, it’s that gentle. In short, it is a multitasking hair, face and body oil for us all.
HANGOVER HAIR ELIXIR SERUM (15ML/ RRP £10.00) is such a treat. Of course, no Irish brand would be complete without a nod to Irish Whiskey and this little mini give you a fun way to test out the brand’s Hair Elixir to restore damaged hair, add shine to dull hair and to smooth frizz.
In short, welcome to your amazing, effective, ethical and exciting new hair care programme, for all hair types, for May 2021!
P.S. There’s also a mini treat in the box worth £34.00 on top of this value, so enjoy!
Living Proof would like to offer all TOYL Subscribers (sorry, no, you don't get the code if you don't subscribe, the code is in the box!) 20% off orders at www.livingproof.co.uk
Terms and conditions do apply as follows:
You will receive 20% off your order at www.livingproof.co.uk. Code must be used at checkout. One promo code per order. Promotion cannot be combined with other offers. Does not apply to past purchases. Excluding the Curl range and all kits. Offer starts 29/04/21 valid through 29/07/21 11:45PM BST. They reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorised, altered, or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel this promotion due to system error or unforeseen problems.
Being an older lady i heard about this box being designed for me so I thought I would give it a go and after just one box I'm converted its amazing. Amazing products, amazing value amazing box.
What a lovely box! The value and the brands are all amazing too. I love hair and skincare more than makeup so this was perfect in every way.
Fabulous beauty box......I’ve tried a few and some are good but non tick all the boxes this one does, full sizes, aimed at my age group and you get to choose beforehand if the next box is for you, I don’t know of any other subscription box that offers this service, not to mention the incredible value. I’m hooked and looking forward to the next one
My first box, so impressed. The shampoo and conditioner are excellent, really good quality and the Eve Lom cleansing oil capsules are fab for travel, very generous sizes for the capsules. A really well thought out box with quality products and excellent value for money.
Delighted with this beauty box. The products are excellent and have tried the Philip Kingsley Elastiser and the Paradox products. I was impressed with the results leaving my highlighted hair soft and manageable. I look forward to future boxes!
Absolutely love the May box. Every product in it gets 5 stars from me. Although it’s my first box but looking at the past boxes I can say it’s definitely ‘the beauty box’ for me. Looking forward to many more.
Very excited to receive my first TOYL box and wow, what an enormous selection of goodies! Fantastic to try out the We are Parradox hair products as it’s great to give new products a go. Love the hair/body/face oil ... have used so far only after showering as a body treatment on wet skin to lock in moisture and it feels lovely and seems to last all day. The shampoo and conditioner also work well but, I really don’t like the medicated smell and wouldn’t purchase again because of this. Haven’t yet given the living proof dry shampoo a try yet as I’m finishing up another brand first but, really looking forward to trying it as I’ve heard good things about the brand. The Sisley face cream and eve lom makeup removal oil capsules are great and are being saved for travel. Overall, pretty impressed with everything really. Certainly great value for money and a fabulous way to try out new products. Also love that each box is curated with a theme and would love a box of shower/bath products ... hint, hint. Looking forward to seeing what next months box brings!
Yes! Yes! Yes! This is definitely a box for us ladies aged forty and beyond no more of the kiddie lipsticks and childish stamp on star cheek things I never figured out?? Now we have the sophisticated We are Paradox shampoo, Conditioner and a Super fuel face, hair and body oil, a Living proof dry hair shampoo, Philip Kingsley Elasticisiser and Eve Lom cleansing oil Capsules and not forgetting the extra gift of the Sisley cream. This is a subscription box but with one fabulous difference you can see what’s in the next months box and if you don’t like or want that box you can pause the box, this to me is a fabulous idea although I always want a box every month no matter what’s inside. The hair care box was a fabulous box I loved it and I’m looking forward to June’s box
Lovely hair box this month, full to the brim with products, can’t wait to try them out!
Just Wow! I’ve been buying beauty boxes for years but this one is something else! I love that I know what I am buying and neatly all products are full sized so you really get tia cruelly try the product and decide if suits you or not. Highly recommend investing in this box!
I thought the product selection and value were exceptional. I've always wanted to try the Living Proof dry shampoo so was delighted this was included as it's quite expensive.
I loved the Paradox shampoo and conditioner packaging and was impressed with the results after using them too. My hair was tangle free and shiny!!
Looking forward to future boxes.
My first beauty box subscription and I think I chose a winner! TOYL is aimed at a more discerning mature clientele who aren’t interested in small sample sizes that you sometimes get in other subscriptions.All of the products were full sized ( apart from the bonus gift from Sisley!) I was happy with the price point ,it arrived nicely packaged ,but without loads of extra material to clog up the recycling bin! The quality of the products I’ve tried so far have been excellent and I can’t wait to see what next month brings.
I have tried numerous beauty boxes over the years. I love the anticipation of not knowing what is coming and chose not to look.
I rely on my daughter in her 20’s to make use of those items ‘not for me’ and this tends to happen quite a lot.
The TOYL box is different. Totally loved everything in both boxes I have received. So much so I have cancelled my other boxes.
This is the one for me. Every item feels like it has been personally chosen just for me.
Also.... thanks Karen for your fantastic customer service......really feels a special service
I am blown away by the product and customer service. I have only recently discovered TOYL and Karen has been very helpful and flexible in getting my subscription set up - managing to secure the previous month's box as my first - much to my delight...I LOVE IT!!
I've just received my third box from TOYL and this one did not disappoint! It was packed full of gorgeous products so value for money wise, you really can't beat it. But for me it's more than just about value for money; it's about once a month, having something for ME that I don't have to share with anyone. A small gift to myself each month - pure, unashamed indulgence! I've just used the hair products and body oil and feel as though I've had a spa experience - totally gorgeous.
A boxful of fabulous hair products for gorgeous locks! The May box is for me the best value so far, it’s amazing and and an extra treat of Sislya day and night cream we are so spoilt by Karen and the team!
This is my second TOYL box and I’m just as impressed with the selection and size of products! With a focus on hair this time, I was delighted to be introduced to a comprehensive range of Paradox products - the moisture shampoo and conditioner have revived my hair, and the Hangover Elixir adds great shine while really helping define the layers. The Fuel is particularly brilliant, being a multi-use product that can be used on body, face and hair. My skin was parched and this adds a lovely glow without being greasy. I added a couple of drops of this to my hair while still wet, too, and it made it feel instantly nourished (and easier to comb). Love Living Proof as a brand but hadn’t tried their dry shampoo before - what a revelation! Brushes out easily, leaves hair full and feeling instantly cleaner, plus doesn’t leave it dull and chalky as some other brands can on dark hair. Brilliant! And a Sisley moisturiser as a free ‘extra’! Incredible value & can’t wait until next month’s, now...
AMAZING - I have recently joined TOYL and I can honestly say they are by far the best beauty subscription. The products are beautiful and very good quality, with full details on how to use them. In addition there are some great videos that demo all products. I will be recommending TOYL to all my friends.
My first month trying the beauty box. I have to say I’m really impressed, the best box I’ve purchased (I’ve had a few beauty boxes in the past) I will continue to subscribe because I love the sizing of the products, the free treat (the cream) and the overall contents in the box, can’t wait until next month box, it’s nice to see a box for the over 40 year olds. Never to old for self care. Would definitely recommend to other women or men.
Excellent products and price.
Received my first TOYL box (as I already have so many hair product I was over the moon being able to choose if I wanted to start with previous one :). Fantastic customer service and the items in the April box were magnificent. All of the items are great quality (love stila make up) and who knew I actually can pull off a red lippy! All of the products will be used (this has not happened with previous beauty box I was subscribed to) The advice on how to use each product is brilliant. I was excited to try out Emma Hardie Midas Touch Eye cream - great opportunity. Can not wait to see what’s included in the June box! I am so happy that I finally found a beauty box that’s so great and useful.
Best subscription box I’ve ever had! So well put together with beautiful products that I’ll actually use.
Absolutely loved this box and couldn't recommend it enough. Had many boxes over the years and whilst some were good they always included items unsuitable for me and I would give items away. I signed up to TOYL after spotting it on Instagram and two days later my box arrived. Brilliant products and amazing value. Can't wait for my next box!
Excellent service and value for money looking forward to trying the the products
Greta value for money love all the products
I love TOYL. The products are amazing and the boxes are well thought out. I feel that the videos and advice are very encouraging. The products seem great for my skin now, which did change when I reached 40s. For example, the eye pencil doesn't drag the skin and the tip about the eye shadow as a 'wash' over the eyelid has made a huge difference. This is my first brow pencil and honestly I'd never have bothered before since I have dark hair, but it does 'finish' my eyes and now I am hooked on it.
For example, I'd have never worn blue pencil near my eyes but I tried the tips and it looks great on me, and I think it's because I am learning to use it properly. It's never too late to learn.
I've already passed on the tip to a friend and I'd heartily recommend it. I spent way, way too long when I was younger, worrying about how I looked and whether people would diminish me for doing things like wearing blue pencil so I stuck to neutrals. However, now I find I'm more confident and I love everything I've had so far. Even if I find something that's not for me, I'll pass it on to a friend or keep it as a birthday treat for someone else so it's not an issue.
In short: if you want a confidence boost and some help to use products properly, then I'd recommend TOYL heartily. So glad I took the plunge. Thank you, Karen and TOYL x
This months TOYL box was nothing short of amazing. The box captures the needs of 35+ age group perfectly.
Phenomenal products and in my view the best beauty subscription box in the UK!
May's box was my first Toyl box and won't be my last! I love the whole ethos of TOYL and I can see the care and attention that goes into these boxes. I also want to add that I had some communication with Karen as she kindly emailed me to check which box I wanted as signed up right at the end of the month. She is so lovely and comes across as approachable if you have any questions.
A very impressive start!
Well, my first month with TOYL and it’s fair to say it started badly. Instead of April’s box, I received May’s. I contacted the company via email and was impressed to receive an immediate reply from Karen herself! She promptly arranged a delivery of the April box, plus offered me a very fair price for the May box. I’m still awaiting April’s box, but the quality of May’s box is remarkable. Shampoo and conditioner, both paraben free and full size, a hair oil, a premium skin product and more besides. Highly recommended and truly a cut above the usual suspects. Extra marks for the over 40 USP...we’re worth it!
I absolutely love my TOYL subscription boxes, amazing value for money, with the option of pausing a box you may not want. I also love the YouTube videos explaining how to use the products.
I will be cancelling my other subscriptions as soon as I can as nothing compares to this subscription
So many products and love trying them every month. Each box is carefully put together and I love the time and effort Karen and her team take to really give you a great box. Every box has a theme along with a leaflet and videos with how to use them, something that is unique to TOYL! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in you really do create the best boxes.
The May box was my third box and like the previous two were exceptional. Everything you receive is a full size and all have a theme. Unlike other subscription boxes you can pause if the next box is not something you would like. The customer service is also first class and personal.
This is my 2nd box and I love it as much as last months.
The Evie Lom oil capsules are really lovely and my hair is so smooth and silky after using the shampoo & conditioner.
So happy I’ve joined this beauty subscription box
I really loved this month's box and I can't wait to try the products. I also purchased a mystery box which was excellent and the customer service is fantastic. I hope to be a long term subscriber.
I've been a beauty box subscriber for a number of years and have duly cancelled them for either receiving repeat products or/and bad customer service. Now I've discovered TOYL! From my very enquiry the customer service has been fantastic! I subscribed to the May box as my first but also purchased the April box as a one off! The products have been amazing! It's a box that's themed and actually is! There's a lot of thought behind each one and I love how the explanatory videos are 'normal' and fun and even though it's aimed at an older aged demographic it doesn't feel old. Yes I'm paying more but I'm receiving quality products that I will actually use. I'm so pleased to have found this box and my only regret is I didn't find it sooner!
I had a choice to wait a few days for the new box or get the previous months box, I held out and got the new box. It was hair and skin and I loved everything. Most of the brands are new to me but the value is great, very high premium products.
It’s amazing I look forward to it every month it cheers me up and gets me excited all items are full size which I love and what can I say about the brands they are outstanding I just don’t know how but I’m glad they do!!!
This months box was far better than I expected. When I knew it was going to be all about hair I wasn’t sure as I never spend much time or money on my hair. But I was absolutely over the moon with everything in there. The products are all amazing and I have been using them every day since I received them. I have realised how many items I wouldn’t normally consider buying due to the cost, but now I will absolutely be purchasing some of these products myself when they run out as they are such good quality.
This is my second TOYL box, and it was literally packed with goodies. There wasn't room for another thing!
I still can't quite believe the value - just a couple of the items would have cost at least as much as the monthly box price, but I just kept on unpacking more and more. And then there was a surprise item, which - on its own - would be nearly the cost of the whole boxful of goodies.
It's worth being over 40 just to get the TOYL box!
Absolutely thrilled with this months box. I have subscribed for a few months and have been very happy with the contents of all the boxes. Great value! Looking forward to seeing what’s in next months TOYL beauty box....I just know I won’t be disappointed.
This is my second box, both have been excellent. Products that i am pleased to receive and happy to use. It's nice to be able to try new things without huge outlay. I like having an option to skip a box if it doesn't suit me. Very happy
Another amazing box this month, full of great products! Hair care, skin care- all you can wish for! Very happy with my subscription and excellent customer service. Thank you, Karen
Great value for money! Lost 1 star because the blue eyeliner is as dry as a bone and even after sharpening is just not usable and 1 star as the red lipstick isn’t for everyone as suggested and really does not suit me, even when lightly applied with a brush.
Other products are great and an ideal way to try new items.
So pleased that I discovered TOYL. I now tried 2 boxes and have loved everything
Yes, the price is a little higher than some others but the value of high quality products (most full size), which are targeted at my age demographic, means this is a very affordable way to try more expensive ranges before deciding to switch.
Add to this the amazing customer service and great hints and tips, what’s not to like?
It’s not just a great monthly treat to myself, it’s an investment in my face and body for the future!
First time receiving TOYL and I love it, specially as it was nearly all make up. Great they are all full size products and amazing for the price of the box. So pleased I found TOYL. Thank you x
I saw diary of a 40 something unboxing this and it interested me straight away. I'm 34, mum of 4 and found most boxes were aimed at younger people and I gave most of it to my 12 year old so this looked more 'up my street'.
I subscribed and its exceeded any other box I've had previously.
The customer service is outstanding and the products are amazing. I've used everything so far. I'm very very happy and telling everyone about it. Keep up the fab work and I can't wait to receive more! Xx
This was my first box from TOYL. I have had other beauty box subscriptions and often felt a bit disappointed with the tiny samples and products that I would not use as totally not age appropriate for me. I am so delighted with my TOYL box - fantastic products - full size premium brands and all very well put together and useable. The service has been amazing with quick response to my queries , I cannot wait to get my next box !
Great box lots of brands and an Emma Hardie FULL size eye cream what more is there left to say!!
Thank you x
First month with toyl and wow I'm actually shocked at how good they are. Can't wait to continue ❤️
This is my first box and I love it!
I’ve emailed a few questions and Karen has responded really quickly....super impressed with the level of customer care. Highly recommend this company xxx
This was my first TOYL box and I’m so thrilled with carefully curated selection (and quality of the products!) I’d recently cancelled my subscription to another beauty box, and had several other brands boxes in the past. Every now and again I’d get something I liked, but I found mostly they were aimed at young women in their 20s or had gimmicky products that were just not the kind of things I’d use. These products in the TOYL selection, though, have seriously impressed me! The Emma Hardie eye cream is brilliant and doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes. I love the neutral eyeshadow (had never worn a neutral colour before and hadn’t realised how much it helps you look awake!) And the red lipstick is a suits-all, non-budge shade that’s been invaluable when having to wear a mask these days. Also the eyebrow pencil is THE perfect colour and helps define my (patchy, over-plucked) brows. I’m really looking forward to my next box now! Cannot recommend highly enough. The value for money is superb.
I’m almost 40 and have been looking for a monthly box to sign up to but have found many of them to cater towards a younger audience. I love all the items in the box I received for April, particularly the red lip tint. I have been using the eye cream morning and night and have found it to be really moisturising and soothing. The eyebrow pencil is also amazing and blends really well, you can easily do small strokes to create a hair look. I can’t wait to receive next months!
I’ve tried a number of different subscriptions and been disappointed with the quality and range of items. However, I LOVE my new TOYL subscription. The April box is fantastic - a really brilliantly curated treat with all items excellent quality and very useable. Can’t wait for May!
Delighted with the products. Great brands & colours that suit me.
I decided to subscribe to TOYL as I was looking for something a bit more appropriate to my age group. I'm not interested in the cheaper beauty and skincare products that often appear in many other sub boxes. I like the fact TOYL features quality brands I aspire to and would purchase for myself, plus they introduce me to new brands. The price point isn't too steep and the boxes are of much higher value. Looking forward to seeing what I get in my next monthly box!
Lovely box, really looking forward to trying out all the eye products. The surprise Lindt egg was a lovely Easter treat, as was the mask to surprise a friend! Thank you!
Such a fantastic service - the best subscription box out there!
This is my second box from TOYL after discovering them completely by accident. And I am so glad I did! Gorgeous products, brilliant communication from the lovely Karen, and such a treat to receive each month.
I've been toying with the idea of purchasing the EH eye cream for a while now so was overjoyed to receive it in the box. Stila make fantastic budge proof eye pencils coupled with the high quality bellapierre brow pencil and gel eyeliner I was made up with my box. Fantastic value for money I can't wait for the next box to arrive. Counting down the weeks.
I have only just started to try these products. Very pleased so far.
Love Love Love the April box! Really enjoying trying all the lovely new products, this is the best beauty box around hands down, thank you for bringing some joy into our lives when we need it most
Lovely products from great brands and fantastic value. The sheet that came with the box explained how to use all of the items really clearly. The box had a cohesive theme and all the products worked well together. I loved the splash of colour in the blue eye pencil and the red lipstick.
This is the second box that I’ve ordered and I love it. I was getting fed up of trying cheaper boxes (and I’ve tried a lot of different boxes) aimed at those in their teens/ twenties and ending up with lots of highlighters and tiny samples of products. The TOYL boxes actually gives me products that I need and use. I also really like the fact that you get a sneaky peek at the products before the box is issued so you can cancel if it’s not for you - not like I can imagine doing that. I’m so happy I found this box, it’s my monthly treat.
The April box is exceptional, I loved the Stila products especially the eye shadow, it Is crease free and long lasting.. the Belle Pierre brow liner is so soft and smooth and the Emma Harding eyecream sublime....as always I will use every bit of this box even the bright red lippy!
This was my first TOYL box, and I dithered a lot before committing myself to a subscription service (so pleased to see that one can pause or cancel at any time). The April box was a revelation! So many good things, from really fab brands, and very thoughtfully put together. The products are good sizes - no stingy samples in here - and represent amazing value for money. There’s some very useful videos available too, and Karen responds personally to queries (as I know, when I got in a tizz while signing up). There were even some extras, so the whole thing was a huge treat.
These boxes are superb, I have tried a couple of different companies before, but nothing matches the quality and the usefulness of what is in the TOYL box, I would and do recommend it to all my friends.
I've seen a fair few of these offers and they tend to provide tiny testers of random items. This TOYL collection does the opposite. The luxurious products are really carefully selected with older skin in mind. The range feels imaginative without being whacky, and the quality is exceptional. There is a thoughtfulness and generosity about the whole process from packaging to products and the information provided is intelligent and comprehensive. The only problem I have is that my twenty something daughters love these items too!
Great value. Really love all the contents. I have tried a few beauty boxes and this is the best by far.
This was my first box and I was amazed by the quality of the products and the exceptional customer service! It is the best beauty box on the market.
The most amazing box, having turned 40 last year I need a box that I will use. I had tried several other boxes like Glossy box and Birchbox but often I received alot of products that we to waste like bright pink eyeshadow or the wrong skin type products. I would much rather spend a bit extra for things I will actually use. Very impressed and can't wait for the next box xx
Just received my first box. I am totally impressed, so much so that I created my first ever live video, unboxing TOYL for March, to show all my friends on fb.
Hopefully I will drive some new custom your way, in fact, I know 2 of my friends subscribed straight away and are delighted!!
Cannot wait for the April box !!!!
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