Look Fantastic Beauty Box #October

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As it was an October box I thought they may of gone down the Spooky Halloween route. Which I do personally love (all things Halloween all the time for me) but instead they went down a Cosy Night In route, which I’m not mad at!!

In fact with light of the Cottage holiday we have planned, a Spa like evening would be greatly loved.

#Glov Hair Wrap rrp £14.99

A pure White soft hair wrap, to cut down drying time, or to make it easier to sleep in a hair mask overnight. With it being pure White I’m not sure what my hair dye will do to it. But I’m sure going to take it and try it out, even if it does end up all pink lol

#ECooking Overnight Foot Cream 30ml rrp £8.10

What a treat for my feet, Cornwall is a planned walking holiday so I can’t wait to kick my walking boots off and treat them with eucalyptus and methol nourishing cream, I’ll use over Night and add socks to make it more intense.

#ByTerry Baume De Rose Flaconnette rrp £14.00

A delicate scented rose flower wax and shea butter lip balm, travel sized so it’s a great handbag essential. The cold weather always has me reaching for my lip balms.

#Starskin Soothing Bio Cellulose Second Skin Eye Catcher Mask rrp £4.25

Reduce eye puffiness, and the appearance of fine lines, ease some wrinkles away and dark circles. Can’t wait to try these out.

#BubbleT Earl Grey Bath Tea rrp £5.99

A warm relaxing scent to lure you into a dreamy bath, formulated to ease aches and pains to help relax muscles. What could be better to take to the cottage, perfect after endless walks and achy hips.

#BalanceMe Bakuchiol Serum 7ml rrp £11.00

Never heard of Bakuchiol, but they say it’s 100% natural, plant based retinol alternative. Which still gives anti aging benefits, but without the skin irritation and sensitivity.

As I have MCAS (Mass Cell Activation Syndrome) I often react to things, so I’ll be interested to see if this flares me up.

Look Fantastic September Birthday Box

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It’s Look Fantastics birthday and they are again doing 2 versions. And honestly looking at unboxing videos I am happy with either (for once)

As you can see it was packed with lots of goodies and they snook in a pop socket too.

This was a variable, so I got the #illamasqua Mini Omg Highlighter rrp £10

Simmering champagne highlighter, perfect for brow bone, high points of the face and cheeks.

Other boxes got #TheBalm Mini Mary-Lou Manizer rrp £8.00

#DieoDallaParma Mini Lip Pencil Shade 80 Antique Pink rrp £9.32

Precise tip on this gorgeous lip pencil, a shade to compliment all skin colours. Strong colour payoff, lasting hours.

#Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream 15ml rep £30

A concentrate of Padina Pavonica which is a powerful marine extract, which is used for its anti-aging antioxidant properties. Improves fine lines and wrinkles.

The other varied item, I got #Espa Pink Hair And Scalp Mud 30ml rrp for 180ml £34.00

A deep rich conditioner for your hair, they must know I’ve recent dyed my hair as this is perfect.

The other item for other boxes was #Espa Micellar Cleanser 50ml rrp £5.10

#Luxie 209 Large Shader Brush rrp £15.00

A shader brush suitable for creams and powders, soft synthetic brush helps blends and softens.

#Beushworks Jade Roller rrp £9.99

I LOVE these, I have one already but pretty pleased with another one, I fridge them or extra soothing calming massager. I use with serum and moisturizer.

Look Fantastic added a Pop Socket for our phones which is helpful.

Sneak Peek #ByTerry Baume De Rose Flaconnette rrp £14.00

A travel sized lip balm with she’s butter, vitamin e, and rise flower wax.

Look Fantastic Beauty Box August 2020

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This August there were 2 variations and I got this one, with make up in. The other was more skincare based. The beauty book is back too!! I swear this BOX is perfect for me this month, I’m camping and everything will be coming with me. Spot on @lookfantastic

#BellaPierre Cosmetic Mineral Blush in Amaretto worth £15.00 6Grams
Creamy and non-comedogenic which is recommended by both make up artists and dermatologists, this mineral blush gives a flush of colour while being a natural look. (I’ve not used blush for so long, the newer red shades have scared me off, so this looks more my cup of tea)

#Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum 10ml worth £15.33
Cult favourite and I always love recieving it. Claims it’s 62 times more effective than vitamin c, and proven to lighten dark spots in 4 weeks. (So let’s see shall we)

#Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara 4ml worth £10.00
I LOVE eyeko products so I was happy to see this, it’s handbag sized, or camping size for me. Curved wand to give precise long fluttery lashes for up to 12 hours. (Going to test this while camping next week)

#Ahava Sea Kissed Mineral Body Lotion 40ml worth £8.00
Deep hydrating body lotion, packed full of antioxidants to help feel revitalised and refreshed. Perfect for sensitive skin. (This is coming camping too!!)

#Mio Sun-drenched Body Wash 30ml worth £3.15
Burst of citrus scent this zesty hydrating body wash is the right size for a few nights away, yep taking this too!! With for extract and monks pepper for an instant soothing effect for mind and body. (This is a camping shower must have)

#PercyAndReed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder balm 30ml worth £8.00
A hair primer that can be used alone or with styling products to enhance the style. Makes hair more manageable as well as adding moisture shine and definition. (Need this after sea hair, it really dries my hair out)

So that’s it, I’m really impressed with this one.

Sneak peek item….

It’s #Elemis Pro-collagen Marine Cream 15ml worth 30ml really looking forward to that one!!

July #LookFantastic Beauty Box

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This month it seems they had 2 options, which I completely overlooked, so when I was digging for clues, I saw 1 version. And I ended up getting version 2 which I’d not seen any videos on.

So it ended up as a complete surprise unboxing.

We got 6 products, 2 are make up based in the Blush Brush and a Liquid Lipstick. The other 4 are more skincare, sleep based.

#Myvitamins Beauty Sleep is a relaxing blend of minerals and herbs designed to support your sleep and the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

It contains popular natural herbs, 5-HTP, lemon balm, and chamomile to promote better sleep.Unlike other sleep-aids, Beauty sleep also contains zinc to support the health of our hair, skin, and nails,and vitamin E to protect against aging.

You get 30 capsules so enough to try out for a month. RRP £12.49 for 60 capsules.

#Sleek Matte Me is a matte finish liquid lipstick that glides on in one smooth application, with no need for a second coat. The light as air texture provides you with comfortable wear for hours, that does not cake, flake or dry out, ensuring long lasting colour all day.

Colour bittersweet, a real nice wearable day lippy, I have 2 of the metallic ones which I enjoy so getting a matte one is perfect for the collection. Impressed. RRP £4.99 full size.

Next up is the #SoEco Blush Brush it’s absolutely divine, so soft and 100% vegan. Molded handle which helps my arthritis hands. Impressive.

  • Made with Bamboo, Recyclable Aluminium & Synthetic Bristles
  • Cruelty-Free & Vegan Friendly
  • 1 Tree Planted for Every 100 Products Sold

When it comes to blush, this brush is designed to deliver the perfect amount of colour onto the apple of your cheek, designed for all types of blush formula, this vegan friendly brush is ideal for creating that smooth finish, whilst also adding a dash of colour and definition. RRP 7.50

#Madara Deep Moisture Cream up to 24h intensive hydration with soothing Northern Plantain and Sea-buckthorn extracts, boosts moisture instantly and throughout the day. Leaves skin look suppler and firmer. We have 25ml to try

For dry and very dry skin. RRP £28.00 for 50ml

#ThisWorks Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum

Recharge skin’s luminosity with the Hyaluronic Serum from this works’ Morning Expert range. Enriched with powerful blend of wheat-based 2% Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, the youth-boosting serum kicks morning skin concerns (like dullness, dehydration and fatigue) to the curb through brightening action and a slow-release moisture boost for all-day hydration. Zapping slackening skin with its firming and tightening benefits, the vegan-friendly serum leaves skin taut, plump and radiant. Vegan too. I have 10ml to try. RRP £37.00 for 30ml

#Monuspa Rose and Lemon Enriched Body Cream
luxuriously rich body cream that promises to nourish and hydrate the skin, for a pampering, spa experience from the comfort of your own home. A zesty blend of fresh Orange, Lemon, Geranium and Rose Essential Oils will awaken the senses and indulge the body to soothe and rejuvenate skin. Added Marine Collagen will smooth and firm the skin, leaving it feeling tightened and toned whilst a blend of Cocoa Butter, Chamomile and Liquorice will soften and calm. Vitamins A, B5 and E will also hydrate and balance moisture levels, ensuring dryness is a thing of the past and comfort is restored to leave the body feeling nourished and protected. Suitable for all skin types. Excited for this!! We got a hugely generous 100ml RRP £21.00 on sale or 180ml size. Usually £30.00

Once again no booklet, and they say it comes via email but I didn’t find it last month. So no sneak peek for next month yet. As it’s my Birthday month, I’m pretty impressed with this month, looking forward to restful sleep and awesome skin. Fingers crossed.

June #LookFantastic Beauty Box

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I say box but actually this month it’s NOT a box, and there’s no little booklet to explain the items instead, due to the world’s crisis, they are making all beauty edits digital for the foreseeable future.

So this month we got a strong turquoise plastic bag, which in line with their theme staycation is perfect. A decent sized wash bag that can be used on any holiday. The colour is a perfect summer colour.

Josh Wood Colour Everything Mask (30ml) – worth £6

Designed for use on every shade of hair, this hair mask has been created to lock-in colour, add shine, hydrate and deeply condition. It’s the perfect ‘does-it-all’ treatment.

* Once I dye my hair purple again, I’m going to try this out

Glov Rainbow Drop Brush – worth £10

Perfect for use on both wet and dry hair, this Glov brush glides through your hair without pulling or tugging. Palm-sized and great to fit in your handbag, use throughout the day to detangle your locks.

*Worth nothing that for arthritis sufferers like me, that it’s easier to hold than conventional brushes.

Polaar Very High Protection Sun Cream SPF50+ (20ml) – worth £13.44

Lightweight and non-greasy in texture, this Polaar sun cream applies easily, sinks into the skin quickly and offers strong protection against harmful sun damage.

* Shame it’s raining now, but definitely worth keeping aside for sunny days.

Ultrasun SPF30 Lip Protect – worth £8

Simultaneously reducing inflammation and moisturising any dryness, this Ultrasun lip balm is designed specifically to protect your pout from the elements.

* I feel this could be used on my Tattoo for extra protection, and ears or nose for added spf.

Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Bath and Shower Gel (100ml) – worth £10

This luxurious bodywash will leave your skin feeling fresh, pampered and smelling amazing. Uniquely and delicately scented with Sea Fennel and Cypress, your body will feel nourished, moisturised and revitalised in equal measures.

* Molton Brown is also a perfect pamper, reminds me of holidays as I usually take them with us.

Shangpree Aroma Blend Calming/Moisture Mask (worth £2.50) OR OhK! Jeju Island Hydrogel Mask (worth £6)

In this month’s limited-edition travel bag find a sheet-mask from spa and skincare experts Shangpree, or cruelty-free Korean brand Oh! K. These masks will leave you with a glowing, softer, and more hydrated complexion after just one use.

* I got Aroma Blend with Rosewood oil, Ylang Ylang oil and Rosa Damascena Flower Water.

No sneak peek for next month, so that’s a shame. Pretty impressed with this months box.

May #LookFantastic Beauty Box

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This is the 1 I was waiting for, and I’m chuffed to bits with it.

Get lost in the wilderness and embrace the power of plants this month with our May ‘Botanical’ Edition Beauty Box…

Specially curated with a focus on natural, sustainable products that are free from toxins, this Beauty Box is filled with 6 fantastic beauty treats suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. Plus, this month’s box is worth over an incredible £142! Get yours today from just £13…

It is my own personal subscription box, that I pay for.

I knew this product was coming, as it was the sneak peek last month.

#Avant Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid Resurfacing Duo Moisturiser 50ml rrp £100

One of my FAVOURITES, super pleased to see this in again. Get a bright and smooth complexion with this richly packed anti aging moisturiser. My skin will be thanking this!!

#Korres Hydra-Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask 20ml rrp £9.40

Suitable for all skin types, but especially great for sensitive skin (I will be eager to test this, as most I can’t use due to MCAS) hydrates and cools for the ultimate pampering and nourishing feel.

#BalanceMe Hyaluronic Plumping Mist 10ml rrp £10

An award winning skin quenching, brightening and incredibly hydrating facial mist. Designed to replace the toner, or fix make up in place and refresh your face throughout the day.

I can see this being a handbag favourite, for when we get our lives back to normal.

#DrLipp 100% Natural Moisturizing Colour Lip Tint in Sweet Potato 3ml rrp £3

A subtle pop of colour with ultra hydration lip tint, totally natural with only 4 ingredients, cruelty free too.

#Eyeko Mini Eyebrow Gel rrp £10

Always a needed everyday product, a decent eyebrow gel to tame the beasts, gives a long lasting hold without flakiness or the nasty stiffness you often find.

#Magn!ToneLondon Wipe Our Eco Friendly Microfiber Cleansing Cloth rrp £10

I confess, I use cloths and sponge type products now for all my cleansing. So I was really pleased to see this included. It feels so soft and lovely. I can’t wait to try it out.

And finally here is June’s Sneak Peek, it’s #MoltonBrown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Bath and Shower Gel rrp £10

Can’t wait!!

April #LookFantastic Beauty Box

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Yay it’s beauty box time, and what a perfect pick me up, it’s very much needed and wanted.

Cute spring colours, I love this box. I’m sure to keep it.

As soon as I saw #Ameliorate in I was super excited. It’s a cream I buy over and over again. I usually buy 200ml which is too big to carry around so this at 30ml is brilliant. Rrp £4 For 30ml

Especially made for keratosis Pilaris this is the dry bumpy skin on your upperarms. It uses magic acid to get rid of dry skin cells and reveal renewed healthy skin. I use this on my legs, as surgery has left them dry and feeling blah. The only cream I’ve found to work on them.

#Starskin 100% Camellia 2 step oil sheet mask Rrp £9.00

Getting our glow back with a 2 step facial sheet mask, put the oil on first to massage into skin, to target dry patches, revive dull skin and soothe into radiance. Then put the sheet mask and relax for 15mins.

#VintageCosmeticsCompany Tweezers Rrp £8.00 I actually needed these, so it’s great timing. A brilliant slant so I know they will be as precise as I need them to be.

#Minetan Coffee Scrub 30g Rrp £9.95

Getting a caffeine kick in a different way? Exfoliate from head to toe with this caffeine scrub, perfect prep for tanning. Or just to feel summer ready.

#BellaPierre Peach Blossom Palette Rrp £28.99

Made exclusively for look fantastic it’s a small palette with 3 shimmer and 1 matte, weightless and bendable the shadows feel lovely. Perfect size for a handbag and with handy mirror too.

#ErnoLazlo Hydraphel skin supplement 15ml Rrp £5.58

A calming toner for dry and sensitive skin. It will hydrate and repair your complexion after your cleansing routine. I have tried these before and always loved them. Cooling and nourishing I find them.

Sneak Peek for next month. Is a HOLY GRAIL item I love. I swear it saved my skin in Rhodes in 2018. It’s #Avant Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid Resurfacing Duo Moisturiser RRP £100 For 50ml. So there’s no better time to join.

March #LookFantastic Beauty Box

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Before the world changed, I decided to go back to my subscription boxes, and obviously I returned to Look Fantastic as I’ve always found the right mix of skincare, hair care and make up items for myself. And better sizes so better value too.

The box is iconic design specifically for international women’s day. I will be saving this for sure.

No Elle magazine anymore, but I’ll be honest I never really enjoyed them anyways, so that’s a good change for me. Less paper waste.

As usual there is a reason I wanted this box, and it was this single item. I wanted to try out some good eye creams.

#Madara Time Miracle Wrinkle Resist Eye Cream 15ml rrp £35.00

It targets signs of tiredness and ageing, while tackling the fine lines and wrinkles. Have more radiant and younger looking skin.

#Rituals The Ritual Of Ayurveda Shower Gel Oil 75ml rrp £4.90

Indian Rose and Sweet Almond Oil scent this shower oil, it will nourish the skin leaving it hydrated and smooth. Add a few drops in to hands and massage in circular motions, When It contacts with water it foams up, leaving the body feeling refreshed and smelling divine.

#GrowGorgeous Repair Strengthening Hair and Scalp Mask 30ml rrp £3.75

Get visibly thicker and more nourished hair from this unique mask. Formulated with Caffeine that stimulates the scalp to help the roots. Whereas Oat lipids will lock in moisture and Hyaluronic acids for that silky soft finish. Leave on the hair 10mins after massaging into damp hair.

#Hairburst Healthy Hair Vitamins 15 day supply rrp £12.49

To combat the effects of hair styling, and heated appliances which give the hair a fried feeling, and excessive colouring. When taken regularly they say 98% of users see faster hair growth.

#Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm 20ml rrp £13.00

Taking your facial cleansing to the next level with a luxurious skin brightening cleansing balm. Bee Venom has powerful anti-aging properties that smooth complexion and plumps up fine lines, while decongesting your skin of impurities and dirt. This balm transforms into a milky cleanser.

#ElizabethArden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 5ml rrp £7.50

Designed to restore your skins natural ability to repair and renew, it’s the perfect skin booster, with less irritation and reducing the appearance of damaged skin.

This item came with the box but no info about it in the box, so I don’t know it’s RRP price.

A gentle yet effective re-texturing mask infused with extracts of papaya and fresh grapefruit as well as flower acids derived from revitalizing hibiscus. The rich texture reveals fresh and brighter looking skin. The face looks smooth, clear, and radiant. Crafted in Switzerland with the highest quality pure botanicals.

72.7% Natural including a rosewater base

I’m loving having this box, it’s a thread of normalcy to cling too in an uncertain world. And for sure the stress and anxiety will play havoc with my skin and arthritis flare ups, so anything that helps me stay into a normal routine, is a huge hit for me right now.

Look Fantastic November Box #Hygge

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This months #lookfantasticbeautybox my last one as I’ve cancelled now, as it’s so close to Christmas, and I need time to use what I’ve collected over the months. This months theme was #hygge #cosy

#Espa smooth and firm body butter 30ml worth €)£8.33 enriched with Larch and Pumpkin seed extract for deep moisturizing skin, fragrances with rose, patchouliand mandarin oils.

#ThisWorks deep sleep pillow spray 10ml worth £8.00 a lavender, vetivert, chamomile to help calm the mind and soothe you to sleep.

#Nuxe build prodigieuse riche 10ml worth £4.50 a one step to achieve nourished, soft skin. Use on face, body, or hair it’s a cold weather saviour.

#SoEco konjac sponge worth £7.00
a beautiful soft already dampponge made of vegetable fibres, it’s 100% biodegradable sponge, use it to exfoliate and cleanse skin with each use.

#DrBotanicals help infused natural nutrition moisturiser 30ml worth £12.00 a beautiful green coloured hemp seed oil and cocoa butter moisturiser. Use daily to help the skin with it’s essential vitamins and minerals.

#Skimono beauty hand mask for intense nourishment worth £9.99
A mask designed for hard working hands, enriched with hyaluronic acid and shea butter to promote supple and smooth skin.

October #LookFantasticBox

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This month I thought may have been themed for Halloween, but it’s not. It is in a gorgeous deep purple box though, which makes it feel a bit witchy for me!

Inside you have

#LookGoodFeelBetter Angled Blending Brush worth £8.99 create your complete eyeshadow with a blended diffused look.

#OhK! Chok Chok Holographic Fibre Face Mask worth £10.00 charged with citrus oils and skin boosting ascorbic acid, leaving skin bright and dewy.

#Eos Lip Balm in Shimmer Coral worth £6.50 a deep hydrating lip balm with a subtle tint and shimmer, infused with Shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin e.

#TheBalm Foiled Again is the one I got, worth £8.00 it’s an intensely pigmented multi purpose shadows, very buttery soft too.

#Polaar The Genuine Lapland Hand Cream worth £9.90 I’ve tried the day cream which I loved, so I’m eager to try this out. Much needed it this weather. Rich in artic berries, it should be good.

And last but not least #WetBrush Detangler worth £7.99 a much needed tool with my hair, which is hellish. Helps to detangle without stretching and breaking the hair.

A bloody good box this month for me, glad there was no cleansers and fillers like eyeliners. As I have more than enough of those. But instead actual useful tools and products to use.