Look Fantastic Box Review – October 2016

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 2016

 

Well it’s October already and Autumn is in full swing so Look Fantastic have put together a deluxe beauty box to help you adjust to the colder temperatures and longer nights without letting your beauty routine go a little ‘off the boil’ and with everything you need to nourish your skin, hair and body as well as something to help kick-start your Autumn make-up make over – October’s #LFPAMPER Box contains all the essential ingredients to take some well deserved time out and treat yourself to that TLC your Post-Summer self needs, so relax, unwind and let Look Fantastic take care of you for the month and enjoy their hand-picked selection of pampering beauty treats that will have you looking and feeling your best and, of course, ready to rock this season the only way we know how – in style!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £15.00 including P&P

Total Value of Products – £61.16

It’s no secret that I am a Look Fantastic devotee but when I saw they had chosen a Pampering theme for their October Box I was a little worried as so many Pamper Boxes have been popping up lately and they have all been so good, I was worried the #LFPAMPER Edit may not be up to the high standard these independent Beauty Boxes have set, but I am keeping the faith as if their past boxes are anything to go by – Look Fantastic should have this box crammed with luxe beauty treats that will help you forget those season change blues and embrace the chance to enjoy some ‘me time’ before you bring out the chunky knits and Ugg Boots once again!

Your Beauty Treats

OSKIA London Renaissance Mask – Full Size £49.50

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 2016

The OSKIA Renaissance Mask transforms dull, lifeless skin into a smooth and even surface that is soft to the touch, and glows with a youthful radiance thanks to the naturally active ingredients which include natural fruit acids that work to exfoliate skin without stripping away natural moisture and the light scent of rose, passion fruit and chamomile which brings the spa experience we all know and love to the comfort of your own home, resulting in skin that is supple, soft and more youthful looking in just one use.  This organic beauty treatment mask is easy to use and washes away with just a little warm water making this a luxurious but essential addition to Look Fantastic’s #LFPAMPER Edit this month!  I love a good face mask but I am yet to try any skin care from OSKIA London, but this gorgeously scented, deeply hydrating and nourishing mask is the perfect way to replenish parched Summer skin and have it looking perfect just in time for Autumn to really get going!  Also good for keeping skin healthy and hydrated during the cold winter months too, this mask is now a firm favourite with me!

MIO Skincare Aqua Actives Liquid Yoga Bath Soak – Full Size £26.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 2016

Who doesn’t like a good soak in the tub after a long day at work or looking after the kids which lets face it is a full-time job on its own – so what better product to add to their #LFPAMPER Box than MIO Skincare’s Aqua Actives Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak to help you completely relax after a busy day!  The moisturising blend of magnesium rich Epsom salts, Arnica, V-Tonic™, essential oils of Spearmint, Cypress, Lavender, Mandarin and Chamomile and Murumuru butter gives your skin an all-round pamper packet that provides moisturising benefits as well as helping aid in relaxation and detoxification – everything you need to help feel brand new and ready to face the world with a fresh, clear head and a newly revived body and mind!  Liquid Yoga is Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) free too making it the ideal treat for even those with the most sensitive skin types and gives you the perfect excuse to lock the bathroom door, light a candle or four and read your favourite trashy magazine or the November copy of Elle included with this months #LFPAMPER Box and take five (or twenty-five) minutes just for you!   I love a natural bath product that is SLS free as it means I can indulge without worrying about my sensitive skin paying for my pamper session later and this relaxing bath tonic is a great way to relax, unwind and take the weight of the day away in one simple soak in the tub, and its bliss for my poor aching joint too!

Alterna Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment – Full Size £26.95

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 2016

Deeply revitalise dehydrated post-Summer hair with the Alterna Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment which is infused with nourishing Abyssinian Oil and innovative anti-ageing crème that’s advanced formula works to moisturise, hydrate and restore healthy-looking locks with enhanced shine, whilst a dose of Caviar Extract smoothens the hair shaft to leave it soft, shiny and super sleek.  Suitable to use on all hair types as a weekly treatment – this powerful pre-shampoo product helps to repair dry to extremely dry hair so you can experience stronger strands from root to tip after just one use!  I have used a few reverse conditioning treatments over the past few months and I have to say I havent always noticed a lot of difference in the condition of my hair afterwards compared to when I simply shampoo and condition with my regular routine, but this super luxurious Oil Crème helped leave my hair much more manageable after washing and gave a lasting shine to my sun-drenched Summer hair so I may well reconsider my opinion of pre-shampoo conditioners going forwards!

Polaar The Genuine Lapland Cream Lip Balm – Full Size £9.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 2016

As a Lip Balm Addict – A Lip Balm turning up in a beauty box at any time of the year is always a big plus point for me but especially as the colder weather sets in as the last thing you want when you are trying to look good in even the most miserable weather is dry, chapped lips that are too sore to apply even the most sheer of lip products on to so this intensely hydrating lip balm from Polaar is a great addition to this months Look Fantastic Beauty Box!  Infused with a vitamin-rich blend of arctic raspberries, blackberries and lingon berries for powerful antioxidant protection against wind, cold temperatures and pollution, this fast-absorbing, non-greasy, snow white beauty balm is packed with nourishing shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil to repair dryness and deeply moisturise lips and leave them feeling healthy, restored, comforted and – most importantly leaving up to Christmas – kissably soft too!  Free from paragons, artificial fragrances and colours this lip balm isn’t just a pretty silver tube, it also packs a press serious punch to protect against dryness and chapping during even the coldest of days!  A true handbag must-have at this time of year and a firm favourite with me already!

Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner in Cabernet – Full Size £14.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 2016

Looking to shake up your make-up for the new season ahead – well luckily Look Fantastic have not only included a section of skin, hair and body saviours this month, but they have boosted their box with a full size Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner too!  I received the shade Cabernet – a pink mauve which suits my skin tone well, and works with several of my long-wear lipsticks and stains as well as making a perfect base for a clear gloss or balm for a more muted, toned down Autumn look!  This gorgeous long-lasting lip liner glides on easily to contour lips, helping to define a perfect cupid’s bow while keeping your favourite lip colour in place no matter how many sips of coffee you take, how many meals you nibble of or how many times you smile or kiss during the day!  This highly pigmented, moisturising liner is enriched with lip-loving Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to ensure your lips look gorgeous all day and stay that way with no drying, flaking, feathering or transference at all!  A great addition to this months box and a liner that will get a lot of use as my lip colours begin to come out again and my sheer glosses go into hibernation until the sun begins to shine on them again!

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel – Full Size £49.50

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 2016

Created to dramatically reverse environmental ageing your skin suffers at the hands of the sun, environmental stress and other natural aggressors, this Intensive-C Radiance Peel from Murad is a fast acting, effective and soothing mask that gently exfoliates the skin to accelerate the turnover of damaged cells, actively smoothing and softening the skin in the process.  This home-spa treatment also reduces hyper-pigmentation to restore clarity to your complexion, giving you a younger, healthier look meaning you skin will be left feeling nourished and hydrated with a radiant glow, banishing dull lack-lustre skin once and for all and revealing the youthful skin beneath!  It is easy to use and although the sample size in this months #LFPAMPER Box was a little small, it defiantly made my skin tingle with a fresh, clean feeling and in just ten minutes my skin looked clearer and more even toned and felt refreshed and healthy too!  It may be pricey but a little goes a long way and found this small sample could easily give me three treatments so well worth the investment especially if your skin is suffering a little post-Summer!

Bonus Treats

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

Look Fantastic Box Review - October 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, even more so after in went AWOL for their Birthday Box last month!  I love this addition to my Look Fantastic Boxes as it means I am not just receiving a great value for money beauty box each month but I am also getting a fantastic magazine subscription too!  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 and it has helped me keep you up to date with all the latest fashion, beauty and make-up trends from across the globe this year making it a great addition to each months Look Fantastic Box!  I am very glad to see its return this month and it makes the perfect pamper time reading for me – so all I need now if to apply my face mask, run a long hot bath and pour myself a large glass of fizz and say hello to a fresher, more relaxed me this month!

My Verdict

Look Fantastic’s monthly Beauty Boxes have changed so much since I purchased my first box a little over a year ago and I love that they have updated everything from their boxes to their fun but functional monthly themes, and this months #LFPAMPER Box is perfect for the chilly weather we’ve started to experience as it gives us the perfect excuse to stay inside, whack on a chick flick and a face mask and relax a little, and with everything from skin care and body products to hair care and make-up covered this month there will be a must-have product for everyone in this pampering October Edit!  I love it when a beauty box gives you a good variety of products in their boxes and don’t duplicate with three different moisturises or bath products as it gives you more brands and products to experience and makes it seem like you are really getting your moneys worth with each subscription!  I am glad to see some make-up in this months box as my one issue with Look Fantastic is that they often go for a lot of skin care in their boxes and forget we like make-up as well as, after all, we are all beauty addicts wanting to explore as many new brands and products as possible right?  The pamper theme is well timed for this time of year and fits well with the launch of several new independent beauty boxes all of which seem to have a pampering, ‘me time’ theme to them, and the pretty pink packaging is another winner for me too!  I am glad to see Elle has returned this month and it looks like a bumper edition too so it will keep me busy reading wise this months and then some, and the handy tips for keeping skin and hair in tip top condition as the colder weather sets in are great for the ladies who just don’t know what way to go to keep that healthy Summer glow going during the bleak and miserable months ahead!  Overall this is another great box from Look Fantastic with every product being used by myself and thoroughly enjoyed, as I am now looking radiant and feeling relaxed and ready to take October by the horns instead of hiding under the duvet praying for Spring!  Plus did I mention the value for money is also phenomenal this month with the #LFPAMPER Edit worth over £60.00, and all for just £15.00!  Fantastic!

My Beauty Favourite

After thoroughly enjoying…. I mean testing every item in this months #LFPAMPER Box and feeling very relaxed and revived afterwards I would have to pick the OSKIA London Renaissance Mask as my October Beauty Favourite as it was one of the two brands featured this month that I hadn’t already tried products from so as well as it leaving my skin looking and feeling great – I also found a brand that, although was not familiar to me, suited my skin type and skin concerns perfectly so I will definitely be looking into the OSKIA Range more closely in the future, but the Polaar Lip Balm did come a close second due to my total addiction to anything that makes my lips feel hydrated and healthy!

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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