Look Fantastic Box Review – August 2016

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

 

With the Rio Olympics starting and Team GB set to do us proud again, your beauty BFF’s over at Look Fantastic have put together a celebratory Edit for August with a line up of everything that sums up the best of British beauty!  Their extra special selection of luxury treats to keep your complexion fresh and glowing, your hair healthy and hydrated and your lips looking luscious no matter where you are planning to show your support for our Olympic Athletes!  So whether it’s a few beers and a BBQ in the sun, or hitting the heat of Rio to cheer from the sidelines – the Look Fantastic #LFBESTOFBRITISH Edit will have all your beauty needs covered this August and have you looking amazing in Great British style – no matter which national team you are cheering for!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £15.00 including P&P

Total Value of Products – £48.89

I have come to adore my monthly Look Fantastic Beauty Boxes – their themes have been amazing so far this year and their patriotic #LFBESTOFBRITISH Edit looks like another shining example of why I think they are one of the best beauty boxes in the UK and I can’t wait to begin exploring their British Beauty must-haves!

Your Beauty Treats

REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist – Full Size £24.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

This fine mist instantly shields and protects your skin from the ageing effects of harmful free radicals and environmental pollution, helping to strengthen skin’s natural defences against oxidative stress, boosting the skin’s ability to detoxify and reduce the signs of premature ageing.  Suitable for all skin types, this refreshing mist can be used over moisturiser and make-up as and when required for an instant hit of hydration during the Summer heat.  I love facial mists and spritzes – they are one of my Summer beauty BFF’s as not only do they keep your make-up intact and in place when its warm, they also help protect your skin from the ageing effects of the sun and keep you cool and fresh rather than hot and sweaty!  This mist is a really handy addition to Augusts #LFBESTOFBRITISH Edit and another fab REN product to add to my ‘must-haves’ list!

RENU Lip and Eye Active Lift – Full Size £33.95

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

RENU Lip & Eye Active Lift contains an intelligent combination of natural ingredients which actively stimulate the contraction of collagen to firm and plump the skin, tackling the appearance of deeper lying wrinkles whilst smoothing, lifting and reducing the appearance of dark circles making eyes appear eyes brighter and more youthful in one quick and easy step while also reducing the signs of ageing around the lip contour area too.  Its fragrance free formula is suitable for use in both the morning and evening and can be used as an intensive mask treatment as well as a part of your daily skin care routine.  I suffer with bad dark circles under my eyes and I am always trying the latest eye creams and treatments to try and help reduce the discolouration without much luck long-term but the arnica in this lightweight eye cream did help reduce the pigmentation of my dark circles and it also reduced the morning puffiness I often get at this time of year thanks to my seasonal hay fever and the delightful dust allergy that plagues me during the warmer months!

Bloom and Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Spritz – Full Size £15.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

Bloom and Blossom’s Rejuvenating Facial Spritz is the perfect Summer pick-me-up for dull, tired skin giving you a refreshing wake up call as and when you need it!  Its formula is crammed full of naturally active ingredients including horsetail leaf, lady’s mantle and gotu cola leaf extracts which refresh and revitalise the skin, along with aloe vera and lime oil which help improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles and boost skins natural collagen levels, improving skin tine, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and giving skin a new lease of life!  This handy dual action skin treatment spritz is ideal to carry with you on the go to keep your complexion looking perfect no matter where you are and is suitable for use on all skin types too!  I love Bloom and Blossom products – their natural ingredients and safe, ethical manufacturing process make their products ideal for my sensitive skin, and this spritz is a really good size to carry with me when I travel to ensure my skin is healthy and hydrated at all times!  It can be used over make-up throughout the day or as a toner after cleansing making it really versatile and it smells fab too!

Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm – Full Size £18.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

It wasn’t that long ago that priming your skin before applying your make-up was something a little unconventional unless you were a MUA or super model, but now its part of every ones daily beauty routine, and ensures your make-up stays looking good all day long, so it makes no sense not to do the same to your hair before styling to help protect and perfect your ‘do’ for the day right?  With lots of hair primers hitting the market at the moment it’s no surprise to see Percy & Reed’s Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm in this months Look Fantastic #LFBESTOFBRITISH Edit as it’s not just a super effective hair primer for wet hair, it also adds amazing shine and definition to dry hair too ensuring your hair style stays looking good longer and your hair is always healthy, hydrated and enhanced this Summer!  I have used a few hair primers over the past few months, and first tried this award-winning wonder balm back in March this year so this handy travel sized top up has come at just the right time for me, and although this isn’t the best product I have used to tame my tangled post-wash tresses before styling, I love that it can be used on dry hair as well to add a hit of healthy shine to your dehydrated Summer style without weighing it down or leaving it coated in product!

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum – Full Size £16.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

With the glorious Summer heat comes the annoyingly oily Summer skin which means a host of unwelcome blemishes and breakouts which is not what you want when you’re enjoying the sunshine, which makes a spot cream a Summer essential for me and the best way I find to fight those pesky pimples than is with Balance Me’s Congested Skin Serum so I was really happy to see a handy travel sized sample of this natural, non-drying formula in this months Look Fantastic Box!  I’ve used this product for almost a year now and find its lightweight gel helps balance my oily skin without causing any irritation or dryness, and its unique blend of clearing Kanuka Oil, calming Roman chamomile and Lavender, anti-bacterial May Chang and refreshing eucalyptus provide stressed Summer skin with gentle soothing relief from overly oily areas, clogged pores, spots and blackheads, while reducing redness and inflammation, clearing blemishes and breakouts quickly and naturally!  One of my favourite products to help control my Summer breakouts!

Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm – Full Size £4.75

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

Soothe and repair dry, chapped lips with Bee Good Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm, an intensely reparative formula enriched with protective British Beeswax to soften, strengthen and moisturise your pout leaving it looking perfect throughout the day!  Utilising a host of natural active ingredients, including strengthening and conditioning Borage and Echium Oil, this antioxidant-rich lip balm expertly relieves discomfort and dryness, enveloping lips in its rich, nourishing formula for long-lasting results and the delicious scent of honey and vanilla makes this a tasty addition to this months box, especially as I am a Lip Balm Addict and love Bee Good products!  It says expect soft, replenished and supple lips and that’s just what you get!  I love this tasty lip balm and it is great for the Summer heat as its tapered tube allows easy, mess free and hygienic application where ever you happen to be!  Perfect!

Bonus Treats

September’s Edition of Elle Magazine – Full Size Copy £4.10

Look Fantastic Box Review - August 2016

Look Fantastic have been giving you a complimentary copy of Elle Magazine since the beginning of the years and it is always a welcome addition to their monthly beauty boxes.  Not only does it make their boxes even better value for money and gives you a fantastic 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, and with Look Fantastic it’s yours for free so you’ll never have to spend out in order to stay on top of the latest looks, hottest gossip and celebrity style ever again!  It’s a great addition to every months box but as its Summer and we are all enjoying some well earned time off in the sunshine – this months bumper edition of Elle is an essential for any sunny afternoon in the garden while you’re waiting for your favourite Olympic event to begin!

My Verdict

Where do I start with this months #LFBESTOFBRITISH Edit from Look Fantastic?  Wow!  I honestly love it!  Although it is another skin care heavy box with no make-up, I really love the mix of products as they easily fit into your existing beauty routine and show off the best that the British beauty industry has to offer your Summer skin and hair!  The sizes of each sample are really generous this month, with one full-sized product and everything else being more travel sized than sample sized making them ideal to take on holiday with you or just have in your handbag to keep your hair and complexion perfect on the go!  Although there is a slight duplication with face mists – they are both really usable and the Bloom and Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Spritz is a multi-tasker and can easily be used as a skin tonic or toner as well as a refreshing facial mist so is easy to get the most out of everything!  I love the lip balm – As a ‘Lip Balm Addict’ I can never have enough of these and this handy tube is not just super tasty but also rich in naturally active ingredients that help keep your lips looking good for longer, and natural beeswax adds a really nourishing edge to this delicious little tube of balm from Bee Good which is also one of my favourite beauty brands at the moment making this lip balm great for me in so many ways!  The Balance Me Congested Skin Serum is one of my go-to products at this time of year to help calm my Summer skin down and de-grease my complexion, so I love that Look Fantastic have included in their #LFBESTOFBRITISH Box, and I have just begun to explore the Bloom and Blossom range so I love that they are included too!  I haven’t tried many RENU products in the past, but I was really impressed with this brightening eye treatment and the Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm is great for taming frizzy hair and keeping your style in place when the heat is on, and it adds a wonderful shine to tired, sun-bleached hair too!  I adore the protective Flash Defence Mist from REN too – it is the perfect tonic to spritz over your face after a few hours in the sun, and helps fight the early signs of ageing while protecting from environmental pollutants at the same time which is great if you’re off on a city break this Summer, and with all the offerings in Augusts Look Fantastic Beauty Box being ‘carry on’ friendly – you can take them all in your hand luggage to keep you looking glam if you’re jetting off somewhere fabulous this Summer too!  Another great box from Look Fantastic with a really versatile and usable line up of beauty treats to enjoy this August and of course with almost £50.00 worth of beauty products for just £15.00 the #LFBESTOFBRITISH Edit also offers amazing value for money too!

My Beauty Favourite

I know it is a product I have used for a while now but it still has to be my August Beauty Favourite as the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum is just such an amazing little zit zapper and works so well at combating the problems I have with my oily, spot prone Summer skin as well as balancing and calming my monthly hormonal breakouts too!  A great addition to the #LFBESTOFBRITISH Beauty Box and a great example of why British beauty is always brilliant!

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

 

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