#Blogmas Look Fantastic December Box

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December’s #lookfantasticbeautybox I thought I’d cancelled, so bit of a shock when it arrived.

We have inside

#RealChemisty Luminous 3 minute peel 20ml rrp £19.88
Get party prepped skin by refining complexion exfoliating face peel. Will my sensitive skin accept it though? Thats question?

#Eylure Texture 117 lashes rrp £5.08
Lightweight strip lashes which are great for day or night. But can I actually successfully wear lashes? We will see soon.

#BumbleAndBumble invisible oil heat if protection 30ml £5.00
Feather light primer pre styling most to help protect against heat styling, if days and breakage. (Super happy to get this, as I need it so bad)

#Sleek i-divine palette goodnight sweetheart rrp £8.99 12 shades that suit most skin tones, mixture of mattes and shimmers.

#Prai platinum firm and lift creme 10ml rrp £9.00 Super pleased this is in here, I’ve used their products before and adored them. Perfect anti aging moisturiser than hydrates and defends against free radicals.

#Eyeko black magic liner 4ml rep £9.00 their darkest ever eyeliner, felt tip like, so easier to use and create a perfect wing. (Unless your me, and can never do it)

Not bad, couple of duds to me personally as I feel they are over done, and that’s the eyeliner and palette. But the Peel, and Moisturiser and Heat Protector more than make up for the 2 blah products. Not a bad party prep box at all.

And of course you get an Elle magazine to read which itself is worth £4.50 though I confess I barely read it.

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.

Bare Minerals x Glossybox

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Since I bought the #BareMinerals concealer, I have wanted to buy more of the range. But they are pricey compared to my usual. So seeing this collaboration with Glossybox I knew it was my chance to try them out at an affordable price.

I’m not a glossybox subscriber so I bought this limited edition at £30 as a one off price.

#Skinlongevity Vital Power Serum it’s a deluxe mini 7.5ml and worth £7.20 it’s infused with Japanese long life herb extracts to help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles, while hydrating and nourishing skin.

#Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral Based Mascara it’s a deluxe mini 6.5ml and worth £11.40 I really wanted this, though I felt it’s out of place in a skin based box. It’s not clumpy and feels light weight. Not as good as my Benefit Bang Mascara but easier to remove.

#Barepro Glow Highlighter Drops a full sized product and worth £23.00 with light reflecting mineral pearls these are perfect added to your foundation or moisturizer for a dewy glow. Or be daring and add direct onto cheekbones and browbones.

#Endless Summer Bronzer a deluxe mini 3.8g worth £9.90 a newly launched matte bronzing powder. Wonder if it will top my Hoola? Add instant warmth while hiding imperfections and reducing pores.

#Primetime Foundation Primer a full sized product and worth £25 this will help make your base last o much longer, with vitamin C and e added and packed with antioxidants. Smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and remove excess oil.

I loved this box and yes it’s a great introduction to #BareMinerals but I feel the mascara was out of place, instead I would of preferred a foundation, or cc cream to really create a solid base. But that’s just my opinion.

Look Fantastic Birthday Box

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September is look fantastic birthday, so this box is celebrating that.

In it this month we have a beautiful #BubbleT bath bomb with sprinkles on it, so it looks like a birthday cake. Rrp £4.99 and you can buy here

#Oskia cleansing gel is next and it’s rrp is £14 you can buy here

Absolutely divine #MoltonBrown orange and bergamot body wash rrp £10 and you can buy here

#Pixi liplift max in honey sheen rrp £12 absolutely stunning and I am definitely taking this on my holiday. You can buy here

#Caudalie eye cream rrp £16.35 a pick me up for the eyes, you can buy here

And finally for holiday I’m taking this #Sleek brow stylist as it’s a pencil and brush, exactly what I need to feel groomed on holiday. £6.49 and you can buy here

Look Fantastic Beauty Box #Heatwave August

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I totally forgot to post my last few boxes, I was too busy using it and enjoying it all. And of course I’ve been busy with life and family. So I will show my newest box. The August Heatwave (hope we get one) box.

In this it’s a box perfect for the summer, though weirdly I’m not feeling the summer lately, perhaps it’s due to no summers holidays here as daughter is busy working too much, and weather went pants too.

Anyways I’m hoping this box brings back the sun, and those heady summer nights where you drink Pimm’s in the sunshine!!

#Luxie 737 tapered highlighter brush rrp £26.50

It feels super soft, the handle is molded for a better grip, so more gentle on my hands (Arthritis really effects me)

#bellapierre heatwave highlighting palette RRP £29.99

Shimmery gold’s, silver, champagne, rose gold and coppery. But all sutble and buildable for strobing or highlighting. There are 5 buttery highlighters perfect for those summery nights.

#jamesread 1 hour glow mask RRP £12.50

Looking forward to a sunkissed glow within 30 mins, but used as an overnight gradual tan. Suitable for all skin types.

#natura herb infused sheet mask RRP £4.95

Grab 15-20 to yourself with this gentle hydrating and nourishing sheet mask.

#doucce luscious lips stain in ‘Holiday Getaway’ RRP £11.95

A cute coral orangey lip tint that is highly pigmented. A base colour to last all day. I’ll be sure to be testing this out.

#rituals ‘the rituals of holi’ body cream RRP £6.90

Hydrating and luxious skin care with flamingo flower and pink grapefruit soothing cream.

11 weeks post op #hipreplacement #glossybox

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Urgh! I hate being ill, it’s so boring. Lately I can’t even focus on the TV, let alone binge watch Netflix. I’m just staring at the box, like a zombie at the moment.

You think you can catch up with reading or tv shows, while resting in bed. But the truth is, it’s almost impossible to hold a conversation, let alone follow a decent plot line in a book or on screen.

My only bonus is I’ve been taking ibuprofen 400mg tablets x 3 a day, and my hands have massively improved. Could be related or could just be as it was time for the flare to go down? Though hip is the opposite, the pain levels are high in the hip, really achy and stiff. But likewise that could be from me avoiding moving.

It’s no surprise I’ve not done anything, literally nothing for 2 days. I’m giving myself time to heal, and get over this virus. So instead here is my March #Glossybox hope it cheers me up!

I have no idea why I decided to start the subscription up again, and I’ll be honest the second I opened this box, I promptly cancelled it once more!!

It’s not that it’s bad as it’s not, but the #BellaPierre lipstick kiss proof creme is a deep burgundy, purple so I can’t wear it. My daughter now has it. Full size £20.00

#bybibeauty Plumper Lip Balm is lovely but tiny 10ml so at least it’s useful, but I’m not overwhelmed. Full size £9.00

#Laritzy Dew Pot Utopia highlighter pot, again a bit underwhelming. I’ve seen much better highlighters and it’s a creme which I don’t use. Full size £15.30

My favourite products ended up being the #essence You better work! Fixing spray, which has held my make up well when working out, or going to hydrotherapy. Full size £3.50

Finally we have another good staple product #TheBodyShop Shea Butter body butter in a deluxe mini (it’s a fair size) which would cost £6.00

Overall I thought it was pants compared to look fantastic boxes. And it seems to fall into a trap of same ole brands to use. If my daughter’s had received this box, she’d be over the moon though. So maybe it’s just me. Least I can use the Shea Body Butter while I feel grossly poorly, to make myself feel a bit better.

Glossybox UK for November

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I love @glossyboxuk this month it’s packed with goodies

#hudabeauty liquid lipstick in girlfriend, the lightest of all my liquid lipsticks and smells delicious too.

#livingproof perfect hair day dry shampoo, packed ready in my hospital bag, this will be a saving grace when I can’t wash my hair.

#stylondonbeauty eaton palette a perfectly travel sized eyeshadow palette, that’s all the colours for autumn.

#context micro derm regenerator, a cleanser that will gently exfoliate and polish skin, a perfect pick me up while recovering surgery.

#palmers cocoa butter in solid butter formula. A little pot of wonder for scars, lips, extra dry areas. What excellent timing.

#chloe nomad perfume, because why not smell absolutely divine. It’s a combo of oak moss and freesia.
#Glossyboxuk #beautybox #subscriptionbox #monthlybox #30plusfirework

Mac Look Fantastic BeautyBox

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Every so often the universe is perfectly aligned and the stars are for you!! This happened for me when I spotted a Collab I never thought I’d see. Mac cosmetics and Look Fantastic.

This box was full of delights to try out.

Small eye shadow Amber Lights 1.5g a highly pigmented peachy gold shade with a shimmer that delivers a long lasting application of colour. I used with prep and prime for extra pop of colour. Absolutely divine!!

Satin Lipstick Twig 3g this lipstick is an everyday go-to-shade with neutral rose tones and a creamy formula for comfortable all day wear. Can’t believe how much I love this colour. A nude for me is difficult to find, but it’s finally here!!

Little M.A.C lipglass Spite 2g this suits everyone lipglass shade, can be worn alone or over any lip pencil or lipstick to creat pout perfect shine that lasts. Again what a perfect colour for me, nude but not foundation lips, not too brown or pinky. Just gorgeous.

Little M.A.C prep and prime fix+ 30ml this cult favourite hydrating mist is packed with antioxidants and minerals to give skin an instant boost of hydration while setting make up. It’s good yes, love it for making the halo colour more vibrant. But as a setting spray nothing beats #GerardCosmetics rose spray slay all day

Strobe Cream Sample 6ml this iridescent moisturizer is packed with antioxidants and reflective particles to create a radiant glow. Never used a strobe before, but I loved this!! Perfect for party season coming up.

Last but not least Little M.A.C mascara in extreme dimension 3d black lash 4g this mini mascara that has maximum impact. In extreme dimension covers the lashes from root to tip, providing extreme volume and curl. I do love this, but it’s so difficult to remove!! The day after I still find bits on the lashes. And if chopping onions, the mascara runs everywhere!! Not what my #CharlotteTilbury does.

I’m over the moon I got to try Mac, I have never tried them before, an I was seriously impressed.

Trick or Treat Glossybox October

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To end my glossybox subscription, I ended on their Trick or Treat box. And I wanted Treat which thankfully I got, oddly enough my eldest daughter wanted a Trick which she got, so happy days.

I love the box design, and I’m sure I’ll end up keeping it as organisation box inside my drawers.

Sleek palette oh so special, this is 12 super pigmented long lasting mineral based shades, that cover all bases from smokey sophisticated to daytime chic. RRP 8.99 FULL SIZE I’m going to have a play with this palette

This works, in transit camera close up primer, which has hyaluronic acid, starflower oils and a hint of caffeine. Revive flagging dull skin for photo ready make up. RRP 17.00 For DELUXE MINI I love this primer, but it’s pricey, so I’m always happy when boxes put this in

Luna by Luna Translucent powder, from the states comes this nifty cruelty free setting powder, to keep your skin smooth for hours. RRP 17.00 FULL SIZE never heard of them, so I’ll give it a go

MUA luxe strobe and glow highlight kit. A 2 in 1 compact with creamy gold highlighter, or iridescent sheer powder, it can be subtle or intense. RRP 5.00 FULL SIZE I’m glad I got this to try out, seem lovely on the skin

Illamasqua Antimatter lipstick in Nebula. Semi matte finish bold bright pink lipstick. RRP 20.00 FULL SIZE I really wanted to like this, and trying this brand out, but alas the colour is too much for me. But it will be gifted to a friend who loves it.

All in all not a bad box, and of course straight after I cancelled my subscription I see the next month’s item is a FULL SIZE Huda Beauty liquid matte lipstick!! 🤔🤦 Oh well, can’t win them all can you.