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

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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.

October Beauty Box #Lookfantasic

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To finish up my subscriptions, here is my last box of this year from #Lookfantastic

Talika Bubble Mask Bio Detox

This innovative charcoal bubble skincare mask contains thousands of nourishing microbubbles. The mask instantly starts to foam when applied to the skin, it helps to detox and purify the collection, leave skin deeply cleansed and balanced.

PRAI AGELESS Throat & Décolletage Crème

Unveil youthful skin with this lightweight anti-ageing formula. Apply this to the neck and décolletage to improve and tighten crepey skin. The intense formula improves the appearance of age spots, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Monu Night Renewal Complex

Monu’s rejuvenating and refreshing formula contains Marine Collagen and Polysaccharides to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This rich cream is intensely moisturising and soothes, nourishes and improves skin’s natural elasticity!

AHAVA Mineral Body Lotion

Infused with Dead Sea Minerals, this lightweight and fast-absorbing formula smoothes, softens and refines skin. Apply in the evening to unveil noticeably softer skin by morning.

Pixi Fresh Face Blush

This light diffusing blush not only provides a pigmented wash of colour, but also contains Vitamin E and Mica which hydrate the skin at the same time. The soft rosy hue is perfect for improving the complexion, and leaves skin appearing radiant and healthy.

Dr Lipp Elderberry Lip Tint or Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Dry Skin, Luscious Lips & Glossy Bits

A cult-beauty staple, this lip balm was originally designed as a nipple balm for pregnant women, is used as a deeply nourishing lip balm. Ideal for soothing dry and chapped lips, this balm has been proven to improve roughness by 40% in one hour. Use the tinted version to not only moisturise your lips but also to provide a subtle wash of colour!

I’ve loved having Look fantastic and find them extremely good value for money. I’m only stopping now, so I can actually use all that I have, before buying more. I’ve found some amazing products, tried new things and totally changed how I view skincare. At 42 I’m not getting any younger, and I’m realising I can’t ignore it any longer. It’s time to stop abusing my body inside and out, and take steps to improve health not only through exercises, and eating better, but through the skincare and ingredients used. It’s been a lovely year of discovery.

Beauty boxes in Sept, #Glossybox uk

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but as a back to school box it’s ok, glad I used my points though. No card included, not sure why? But inside I got #GrowGorgeous scalp detox which youngest will use on her sunburnt scalp. Smells nice and it feels creamy. #WetOnes bit annoyed with them, I mean really?? #DailyConcepts mini facial scrubber, I do actually need a new one, so although pretty basic, it’s useful to me. #bangbeauty brow cream this will be used as why not, but I can’t see it turning me away from #wunder2 #beautypro bubbling cleansing masks, one of the few masks I love, so looking forward to using this.
Best thing in the box is #karllagerfeldmodelco lip pencil rosewood it’s absolutely gorgeous and the product I’m most excited about.

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Latest in beauty #FabulousBeautyAwards Box

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Oh my days, what a BOX!! I totally spoilt myself sorry hubby! I bought this in July for birthday month treats. I could not resist.

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Look at it… How many items?! 13 products!! And a #BeautyPie 24hr pass. (This i don’t think I’ll use, but you never know?)

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#Hask Conditioning Masks in Monoi Coconut Oil and Charcoal with Citrus Oil I can’t wait to try these out, and though a sachet it’s a large sized pair.

#JimmyChoo The Original Perfume and it’s tiny as sample perfumes are!! Wish they did do slightly bigger ones, but it is beautiful and perfect for a night out.

#Batiste who doesn’t love this rescuing dry shampoo? I often buy cheaper versions, so it’s nice to have the dear one in a box, always comes in handy!

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#Starskin 7 second morning mask, 7 in 1 miracle skin mask pads, who doesn’t want a miracle in the morning? One stop massage, exfoliator, toner, serum, moisturizer, mask and make up primer.

#SanctuarySpa purifying charcoal bubble sheet masks, detoxifying and purifying masks, heavenly!!

#MatteMeMetallic lip cream giving it a foil like finish, I got a beautiful deep burgundy red.

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#SoapAndGlory Righteous Butter Mini a perfect staple body cream to seriously buff up those pins this summer!

#PercyAndReed Perfectly perfecting wonder overnight recovery, I definitely need this, pop it on and sleep while it does all the hardwork with my lacklustre hair, yes please.

#Carmex I confess I’ve never tried this before, and wow that wasn’t what I expected?! Smell definitely Herby, strange taste, but weirdly addictive.

#Missguided Babe Power perfume again teeny tiny sample size, but it’s enough for a day and it smells summery and light. #Wilkinson Quattro sensitive razors, always needed and used, always enjoyed as the legs feel smoother and softer using these ones.

#Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water I use these when I’m out of cleansing balms (my new faves) and I do love how quick they get the make up off, even my waterproof #fairydrops mascara.

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Last but NOT least #Wunderz Wunderbrow Holey moley I’m so so grateful for this product. I have seriously thin and gappy eyebrows, mainly from steroids I’ve lost hair, and constantly have to fill them in, or look a haggered mess on no make up days, and I hate photos with out my brows filled in, well this has answered all my prayers. You pop it on, let it dry and you have eyebrows for a few days!! Even when I cleanse my face for 2 nights they don’t budge!! I can not and will not ever live without this brand and product ever again. Total convert, Goodbye powders and pencils, this is the bees knees and worth my WHOLE box for how it makes me feel on no make up days.

 

#LookFantastic Box June

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My #LookFantastic my box came yesterday, I confess I honestly thought I’d cancelled it. Oh well happy surprise. This month is SOOOOOO much better than last month’s, this came with

#Mádara SOS Hydra Moisture Mask, can’t wait to try this overnight, letting my skin drink it all in while I sleep.

#Elemis Superfood Facial Wash. I love facial washes and Elemis so this is brilliant.

#ChristopheRobin Cleansing Volumising Paste. Bit of luxury for my hair, so I’m keen to try this out, in a pamper session.

Wild card #Studio10beauty Liquid Foil I Radiance which is glittery goddess loveliness.

#VitaLiberata Self Tanning Tinted Lotion just what this Casper the ghost needs.

My favourite product is #Rituals Dao Body Cream to help keep my skin nourished and silky to the touch.

#beautybox #monthlybox #subscriptionbox #skincare #haircare #makeup #pampersession #pampering #30plusfuninthesun

#birchbox 2 for £10 deal

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Now you may remember me telling you about the deal I snapped up with #birchbox where I got the awesome #cathkidston box and a mystery box for £10.

I loved my #cathkidston box enormously!! And I’d spied a #benefit product in there, and it made me very excited. And it was exactly what I wanted. A Hoola!!

Already I’ve used this as a transition shade on my eyes, to contour with and bronzer, an absolute must. I will be re buying this no doubt at all. It’s a matte bronzer so unlike the others, I’m not sparkling, so it looks more sunkissed than fake!!

Then we have a #PercyAndReed No oil oil, it nourishes hair with provitamin B5 and violet extract that protects hair even when heat styling.

Dry Shampoo by #Klorane with oat milk, I know dry shampoo seems a bit meh! But I’m actually chuffed, washing my hair can get too much for me at times, the energy and range of motion needed, I don’t always possess. So dry shampoo can be a chronic pain sufferers friend.

The last two products are a bit blah to me, only because I have these already. But they are good products, and do come in handy too. So though not exciting, I will use them up.

Fast acting Top Coat by #SecheVite it’s one of the leading top coats out there, creates a solid long lasting glossy seal, keeping your manicure looking fresh for days.

This brush cleaner is exclusive for #birchbox which is specially designed with grooves that give brushes a deep but gentle clean.