Look Fantastic Box Review – September 2016

Look Fantastic Box Review - September 2016

 

September has arrived and so has the latest edition of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box meaning another box full of beauty treats to keep you looking and feeling gorgeous all month long, and with September not only celebrating the last days of Summer, but also the Look Fantastic Beauty Box’s 2nd Birthday too, this bumper #LFBDay Edit is shaping up to be one of the biggest boxes this year!  I am always up for a celebration so I am hoping that this months Look Fantastic Beauty Box will give me everything I need to look and feel every inch the party princess when I raise a glass of Champs and/or a large G&T in honour of one of my favourite monthly treats turning two!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £15.00 including P&P

Total Value of Products – £53.31

The #LFBDay Edit is crammed full of skin care, hair care and make-up treats to get you looking glam from head to toe in time to celebrate the Look Fantastic Beauty Box turning the grand old age of two!  My first ever Look Fantastic Beauty Box was their First Birthday Box last year, so I am looking forward to seeing how the contents of this years birthday edit compare to their fantastic 2015 birthday line up!

Your Beauty Treats

Argan Liquid Gold BB Cream – Full Size £70.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - September 2016

Perfect your complexion with Argan Liquid Gold Multi-Tone BB Cream – a silky smooth formula that melts effortlessly onto skin to rebalance, refine and refresh, creating a flawless canvas on any skin tone.  This luxurious beauty balm combines organic Argan Oil and 24 Carat Gold to restore luminosity and infuse skin with optimum hydration, whilst delivering natural, even colour to cover imperfections and add a youthful radiance to the skin!  Suitable to wear alone or under make-up as a multi-tasking primer, Argan Liquid Gold BB Cream leaves skin is soft, supple and glowing and its unique formula makes it your go-to skin care saviour as it adapts perfectly to suit your skin tone meaning you can stop buying a new foundation shade for each season and stick with this multi-tasking miracle balm instead!  It may be a little pricey but a little goes a long way and the fact you don’t need to change your shade as your skin tone changes throughout the year makes this a real winner for me!

BareMinerals Mini Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready – Full Size £17.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - September 2016

This super creamy lipstick boasts a highly pigmented colour that glides effortlessly on to your lips effortlessly.  giving you a full coverage with a rich, satin finish that stays put all day (and night) with out drying or bleeding!  Marvelous Moxie Lipstick from BareMinerals helps to give your lips a fuller, more voluptuous look and is enriched with Abyssinian Oil, Omega Fatty Acids and a unique blend of skin loving minerals that will give you smooth, supple and baby soft lips as well as a show stopping pout we all want when we put on our lipstick every morning!  I used to work with BareMinerals make-up back in the day so I always love seeing their products in one of my Beauty Boxes, so this rich pink lipstick was a really welcome sight as although I still swear by their loose powder foundation I haven’t actually tried their Marvellous Moxie Lipstick yet!  It’s a lovely colour for my skin tone and the hydrating, mineral enriched formula gave me long lasting wear with out drying my lips out in the process which is a big plus point making this mini-moxi lippy a great addition to this months Birthday Beauty Box from Look Fantastic!

Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo – Full Size £28.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - September 2016

Rebalance and refresh the hair and scalp with Christophe Robin’s Purifying Shampoo – a lightweight and innovative formula that works to eliminate dandruff and relieve itching with its unique blend of natural blend ingredients which include Jujube Bark and Cherry Flower Extracts.  Suitable for everyday use — it provides instant anti-dandruff action to minimise flaking and dryness whilst regulating excess sebum and soothing the scalp for long-lasting comfort too.  Ideal for hair with greasy roots and drier ends this non-drying naturally purifying shampoo is free from silicone, parabens and SLS making it a safe way to get the you touchably soft, radiant locks you dream of while also maintaining a calm, restored and flake free scalp as well!  I suffer with eczema and dry skin which is super sensitive when it comes to skin care and hair care,  so seeing this naturally based shampoo in my September Look Fantastic Box was a great for me, and I have to say I loved the results I got from it!  It refreshed my scalp, relieving my dry skin and actually left my hair feeling soft and manageable and super shiny too!  A great introduction to a brand that was totally new to me until this week!

Bliss Lemon & Sage Maximum Moisture Cream – Full Size £22.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - September 2016

I am a huge fan of Bliss Products thanks to Look Fantastic Beauty Boxes, and this zesty Lemon and Sage Body Butter is luxurious and incredibly moisturising so it leaves your skin soft, hydrated and subtly scented with a refreshing citrus fragrance.  Its paraben-free formula contains coconut oil to rejuvenate, soybean extract to deliver nourishing vitamins, algae extract to improve suppleness and firmness of skin and antioxidant heather flower extract to help regenerate and deeply condition skin, whilst boosting cell renewal to fight against signs of ageing and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  This rich, nourishing body butter is amazing for my dry, dehydrated Summer skin and the fresh, fruity fragrance revives your mind as well as your skin!  Any body butter or body cream is always a winner for me as my skin literally drinks moisturiser especially during the Summer and I love this citrus scented maximum moisture cream so much!  The perfect treat for my parched Summer skin!

Lord & Berry Strobing Pencil – Full Size £10.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - September 2016

Looking for a quick and easy way to strobe and highlight?  Then look no further than Lord & Berry’s new Strobing Pencil!  This handy pencil is ideal for adding a hint of highlight or a subtle shimmer to your eyes and cheekbones and the soft pencil makes application really easy and the precision point ensures that you get the perfect pearlescent sheen exactly where you want it!  The pencil applies smoothly and blends to a powdery finish that makes this luminising pencil a great addition to any birthday beauty box!  I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Lord & Berry products and seem to have an endless supply of their chunky lip crayons so seeing their latest strobing stick in this months Look Fantastic Beauty Box was met with slight concern on my part but I actually really like this pencil, and it is a very handy way to add a little bit of shimmer to your look and it can be built up and blended out for both day and evening make-up styles too!

Gatineau Collagene Expert Smoothing Eye Pads – Full Size £36.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - September 2016

Collagene Expert Smoothing Eye Pads from Gatineau are a quick and simple way to achieve firmer, younger-looking eyes in just a few minutes!  The unique collagen solution contained within these innovative pads helps revitalise and hydrate the skin around your delicate eye area leaving your eye contours refreshed and revived while soothing allantoin and glycerin effectively reduce visible signs of fatigue, boosting skins elasticity and minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  This ten minute treatment mini-mask is a great way to get smoother, supple and softer skin and as I have become slightly obsessed with sheet masks lately these are a great treat to tackle my annoying dark circles and those fine lines that we all seem to begin noticing once we reach our mid-thirties!

My Verdict

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday Look Fantastic – Happy Birthday you’re TWO!  Well what a bumper birthday beauty line up Look Fantastic have put together to help their subscribers celebrate their beauty box’s second birthday!  they’ve covered all areas of the beauty world, from skin care and body care to make-up and hair care – you have everything you need to glow from head to toe and celebrate in style this September!  I love the range of this months product line up – it has something for even the fussiest beauty addict and after so many amazing edits this year they had some big shoes to fill with their celebratory #LFBDay Box and with big brands like Gatineau and BareMinerals being amongst the products included in this box, they’ve really pulled out all the stops!  The Purifying Shampoo from Christophe Robin is a real treat that has introduced me to a brand I wasn’t previously aware of but I will be definitely be exploring further in the future.  Discovering new beauty brands is one of the things I enjoy most about receiving my monthly beauty boxes and Look Fantastic are great at curating a selection of well known and upcoming brands to make their refreshing and unique themed beauty boxes a joy to open every month and this month is no different!  I think they have played it safe with their choices of colours and multi-tonal products which means everyone can enjoy this box as much as possible and the products will all fit easily into your daily beauty routine making it a very usable box and great value for money too.  I was disappointed not to see my usual copy of Elle Magazine in this months Look Fantastic Box, but after some research I have found out this is a temporary ‘glitch’ due to Elle’s publishing timelines and the best selling fashion magazine will be making a return in their October Box!  Phew!  I do love getting a magazine subscription with my beauty box subscription!  Over all I really do love this months #LFBDay Edit and I will be investing in another pack of the Gatineau Collagene Expert Smoothing Eye Pads to make sure that I look fab even after I have helped Look Fantastic celebrate their much loved Beauty Box turning two as these great little mini-masks are like a magic wand that make dark circles and puffy eyes disappear in just 10 minutes!  If you love nothing else in this box – you have to love that right?  Roll on October and another fabulous Edit to help me celebrate MY birthday too!

My Beauty Favourite

Wow!  What a hard choice this month – with so many beauty treats that I really do love it wasn’t easy to pick just one but my September Beauty Favourite has to be the Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo because I have been looking for a new shampoo to help soothe my sensitive, eczema prone scalp without making my naturally oily hair feel heavy and greasy at the same time, and this fabulous naturally based shampoo does just that and its blend of active ingredients left my hair feeling touchably soft after just one use and gave me instant relief from my eczema irritation!

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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