Look Fantastic Box Review – April 2016

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

 

With April in full swing and summer on the way it’s the perfect time to spruce up your beauty routine and give your make-up bag a spring clean!  This month’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box is in full bloom with an amazing selection full size and luxury travel sized products that are perfect for perking you up, preparing your skin for the upcoming sunshine, and re-booting your unruly hair.  With everything you need to get ready for the summer, this holiday hamper is a great way to put a spring back in your step after a long, cold winter and gives you just the excuse you were looking for to stay inside on one of these rainy April days and relax a little!  On top of all that – the #LFBLOOMS Edition has been created to celebrate Earth Month meaning everything inside is dedicated to all things natural, organic and eco-friendly so you can get in touch with Mother Nature without even having to leave the house!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £15.00 including P&P

Total Value of Products – £42.78

This month’s Look Fantastic Box gives you the perfect excuse to pamper yourself from top to toe, reviving and restoring your skin and hair and getting you totally summer ready!

Your Beauty Treats

Rituals Miracle Hand Scrub – Full Size £11.50

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

 The ultra-softening Miracle Hand Scrub from Rituals is a fast absorbing, restoring treatment for the skin that gives instant results.  Enriched with nourishing oils, this gentle hand exfoliator helps to restore your hands natural suppleness, while Ginseng and Ginkgo Bilbao revitalise and repair.  I have never really used this kind of product on my hands before so I was pleasantly surprised when this sweet smelling scrub left my hands feeling super soft and nourished as well as making them look more polished, refreshed and ready to go!  The Elemis Hand and Nail Butter was the perfect partner to this sassy little scrub and together they have really made my hands feel heavenly!

Bloom and Blossom Bath and Shower Gel – Full Size £11.50

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

This foaming Bath and Shower Gel from Bloom and Blossom, a brand created by two Sister-in-laws with a passion for developing a natural skin care range for new and expecting mums, is enriched with vitamin E, organic cucumber extracts and is 99% naturally derived making it both luxurious and safe to use throughout pregnancy and motherhood.  This rich sulphate-free body wash is delicate on the skin and its fragrance-free formula gently cleanses and hydrates leaving your whole body feeling silky smooth, fresh and clean!  Although I am not technically Bloom and Blossom’s target market – I am a pug mummy but not sure that counts in this case – I do have really sensitive skin, so finding a shower gel that doesn’t irritate my skin and dry it out is not easy, but this naturally based, SLS-free gel is perfect for me!  Although I wish it had a bit of fragrance, it is definitely leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised without any of the usual shower-gel side effects I suffer with.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask – Full Size £22.70

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask from Briogeo is an ultra-hydrating, reparative treatment for dry, damaged and lifeless hair.  This intensive mask is enriched with nourishing avocado, rose-hip and sweet almond oils as well as the hair-essential vitamins, B5, D, A, E, collagen and biotin.  It’s unique complex contains powerful hair nutrients and promotes natural hair elasticity, transforming hair into a healthy, well-hydrated and shiny state after as little as three uses!  This rich, conditioning hair treatment is cruelty-free, 95% naturally derived and is formulated without parabens, phthalates, silicone, gluten or synthetic fragrances and dyes.  I always enjoy trying reparative hair treatments as my naturally thick, wavy hair is prone to frizz so I always blow dry and straighten after washing so anything that is going to protect my hair and repair existing damage is a hit with me!  The natural Argan Oil helps tame my frizz as well as nourishing and conditioning my hair, and the fact you can leave this treatment on for up to 10 minutes for an extra conditioning boost.  I love the natural formula and it’s given my hair some much needed TLC after a long, cold winter!

Elemis British Botanical Hand Cream and Nail Butter – Full Size £18.00

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

Elemis have collaborated with artist Amanda Ross, known for her exquisitely detailed botanical prints, to create the British Botanical Hand and Nail Butter.  Harnessing powerful ingredients grown in the British countryside, this natural formula is infused with a blend of lavender, geranium, chamomile and palmarosa to help calm and soothe over-worked hands, leaving them looking and feeling healthy, refreshed and nourished.  I LOVE hand creams!  I can’t get enough of them as my hands always dry out during the day so I was excited to try a more high-end treatment than my usual choices.  This butter really does melt effortlessly into your hands, leaving them soft and nourished and the non-greasy formula is an ideal handbag hero!  It also smells heavenly and is a really good product to introduce the brand to Elemis newbies, and I was really impressed with this luxurious hand and nail butter.

Tan Worx Tan Maintainer – Full Size £15.00

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

If you want an easy way to keep your tan looking great for longer than Tan Worx Tan Maintainer is the perfect product for you!  Formulated with carrot oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil to moisturise the skin, plus Hyaluronic Acid and seaweed to help maintain your natural golden glow, and avoid the pesky streaks the less natural type of tan sometimes leave behind!  Having dry skin myself, I always end up with streaky self-tan or I feel overly dehydrated trying to get some colour in my skin naturally so I really love using the Tan Maintainer from Tan Worx as it boosts my skins natural hydration levels, prolonging both my natural and fake tan, leaving my skin soft, moisturised and looking good!  I have used Tan Worx Tan Maintainer before so I love that Look Fantastic have included a generously sized tube of this rich, nourishing body lotion in their April Box.

Balance Me Super Toning Body Polish – Full Size £18.00

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

Combining naturally active botanicals with innovative natural formulations, Balance Me’s Super Toning Body Polish is perfect for people who wish to bust cellulite, diminish dimples and tone problem areas with minimal effort in the comfort of your own home!  Rich in antioxidants and essential oils including juniper, geranium, lavender and bergamot, this firming body polish has a gentle buffing action and comprises of ground walnut shells and blackberry leaf extract to abolish dead skin cells, encourage cell renewal and boost collagen production.  As well as toning and improving circulation, the polish also softens and purifies the skin with every use.  I love Balance Me products!  They are always a pleasure to use and this body polish is the perfect pick me up for my dull, winter skin!  It smells heavenly and leaves my skin tingling and toned!  I’d love to have tried the matching shower gel, but the Bloom and Blossom Bath and Shower Gel also compliments this nourishing body polish really well too!

Bonus Treats

As an added bonus this month Look Fantastic have also included you two bonus treats to really help you bloom this spring!

 MyVitamins Performance Effervescent Multi-Vitamins – Full Size £2.00

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

Myvitamins Performance Effervescent Tablets are dissolvable tablets that contain a unique blend of electrolytes to support hydration and performance.  Each tablet provides a combination of Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium, as well as a blend of Vitamin B1, B2 and B6. These tablets come in two fantastic flavours and just need to be added to water.  They can help reduce tiredness and fatigue, boost your immune system and balance electrolytes with in the body which all help improve cognitive function, boost muscle function and normalise your metabolism.  I received the Lemon Flavour tablets (they come in Blackcurrant Flavour too) and although I am not a huge fan of effervescent vitamins, these performance tablets were actually quite palatable and easy to drink.  Although they aren’t awful to take, I will be sticking with my regular multi-vitamin tablets in the future and keep these for when I need an extra boost when I need a little pick me up!

May’s Edition of Elle Magazine – Full Size £4.10

Look Fantastic Beauty Box April 2016

Look Fantastic have been giving you a complimentary copy of Elle Magazine for the past few months and it is always a welcome addition to their beauty boxes.  Not only does it make them even better value for money, giving you a magazine subscription along with your beauty box subscription, it also helps keep you up to date with all the latest fashion, beauty and make-up trends from across the globe.  Elle Magazine is one of the best-selling fashion magazines in the world, and with Look Fantastic it’s yours for free so you’ll never have to spend out to stay on top of the latest looks, hottest gossip and celebrity style ever again!

My Verdict

I am so impressed with the #LFBLOOMS Edition from Look Fantastic!  As a big natural beauty fan i was excited to see they were celebrating Earth month in style by creating an eco-friendly, organic masterpiece that any beauty addict would be happy to have arrive at their front door!  With seven full size and luxury travel sized samples in every box plus a copy of Elle Magazine, this is a bumper month for beauty and skin care treats.  They’ve chosen a great selection of products to help perfect and polish your skin, condition and cleanse your hair and smooth and soften your hands.  The brand line up is also impressive with well established market leaders like Elemis and Rituals sitting alongside lesser known names like Bloom and Blossom and Briogeo giving you the chance to not only enjoy some well-known luxury treats, but you’ll get to know  some of the best kept secrets the organic, eco-friendly beauty industry has to offer too!  There isn’t any make-up in this box which will be disappointing for some subscribers but I think it’s a perfectly balanced box that gives you a great combination of organic skin care that will super-charge your shower, heal your hands and give you the true body beautiful!  Every product in this box has been a joy to use and this has to be one of my favourite Look Fantastic boxes so far this year!  The packaging is also stunning, with a stunning pink and yellow design that is perfect for this time of year.  This years Look Fantastic Boxes have been really amazing and I hope they continue to create boxes that are filled with products that fit easily into your regular beauty routine and are ideal for exploring new and exciting beauty brands!

My Beauty Favourite

My Beauty Favourite this month is the Elemis British Botanical Hand Cream and Nail Butter.  Not only does it smell amazing, it also leaves my hands smooth, soft and supple and my nails strong and nourished too.  I have used Elemis products in the past but this is my first chance to sample any of their body care range and I was really impressed with how this hand cream was put together.  It’s a generous size and a little goes a long way so it won’t be running out anytime soon, and it’s become something of a must-have in my house at the moment as we are currently doing up our home so my hands have taken a bit of a battering!  Alongside the Rituals Miracle Hand Scrub this has been a real hand-saver for me.

For more information about the Look Fantastic Beauty Box my ‘Which Subscription Box’ Review and to subscribe to the Look Fantastic Service visit their website!

 

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1 Comment

  1. 13th April 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Hi lovely, glad to have found you & your blog! This Look Fantastic box is fabulous, really substantial and useful products for the price..and a copy of Elle?! In fact I think it’s a bit better than the box I subscribe too! Might have to have a rethink, it’s worth the extra fiver. Thanks for the info
    Heidi x

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