November is here and this month is all about #LFSPARKLE and Look Fantastic making sure you shine bright like a diamond just in time for the party season, and as we all know the Winter weather is now upon us so we know that before we can even begin to start adding the glitter and glam, you need to make sure your hair is radiant and your skin glowing, which is where November’s #LFSPARKLE Beauty Box comes in! This month they have packed their Beauty Box with treats that will get your natural beauty sparkling so when the party comes, you just need to add your glitter and go! So don’t worry about those Winter Blues and falling temperatures because you will have everything you need to beat the cold and look your best no matter what the weather thanks to the selection of six powerhouse beauty products Look Fantastic have curated for their November #LFSPARKLE Beauty Box!
What’s in the Box?
Price Per Box – £15.00 including P&P
Total Value of Products – £58.06
Your Beauty Treats
Every month I eagerly await the arrival of my Look Fantastic Beauty Box as they are one of the most consistent boxes around right now and their November #LFSPARKLE Edit is shaping up to be another gem of a box with a selection of six superb pre-party treats to help you get your glam on! Perfect!
ModelCo® Blush Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini – Full Size £14.00
Brighten your complexion with a hint of Blush Cheek Powder by Australian beauty powerhouse ModelCo® in MM! This pressed compact delivers a sheer, natural radiance that suits all skin types and even boasts oil-control properties as well for a healthy glow that stays put all day too! I love ModelCo® products and have used a few of their cream based blushes and highlighters in the past, but this is the first powder based product I have tried and I have to say I am really impressed! I love adding a hint of blush to my cheeks to bring my face to life during the long, pale-skinned Winter months and this peachy toned powder from ModelCo® is perfect for my paler complexion and oily skin type! Over all a great little product to have found and a true Winter essential when you need to look good and get a natural glow with zero effort!
Look Good Feel Better Angled Blending Brush – Full Size £6.99
This hand-sculpted blending brush has been designed for contouring and shading and it’s angled, flat-headed tip allows you to accurately buffer around the eye area for added depth and definition and its beautifully weighted handle has an embossed brush name for easy reference making it a handy little beauty tool for more than just its blending abilities! ‘Look Good Feel Better’ is the only global cancer charity supporting women with the visible side effects of cancer treatment and they donate 12% of the wholesale price from their promotional initiative so every time you purchase a ‘Look Good Feel Better’ product you are helping support woman with their battle against Cancer – something which I whole heartedly support as even when you’ve won the battle, the physical side effects of the fight can leave woman feeling like someone they no longer recognise and every charity that helps to rectify that, whether it be with the donation of a head scarf, a wig, or a new set of nipples, should be recognised and supported as much as possible! So this handy little blending brush isn’t just a great go-to beauty tool, it’s also a donation to a fabulous charity too!
Bloom and Blossom Revitalising Foot & Leg Spray – Full Size £14.00
I adore my Bloom and Blossom beauty treats and was lucky enough to try this Revitalising Foot & Leg Spray over the Summer so when I saw it was included in this months #LFSPARKLE Edit I was really happy as it is just the ticket to help soothe swollen ankles and sore tootsies after a long days Christmas shopping or an amazing Christmas Party and as not only has it been created specifically to alleviate water retention and refresh tired, heavy limbs, it is also the perfect size to keep in your handbag for fast footsie relief on-the-go! Fab! Created with a 10% blend of the active ingredients horse chestnut seed and yellow sweet clover extracts, the Bloom and Blossom Revitalising Foot & Leg Spray will ease the tension of swollen ankles, leg and feet while the collagen boasting properties of aloe vera and tangerine leaf oil will also improve skin tone, leaving you with the confidence to remain on-the-go even on the longest, hardest of Winter days and a great addition to this months party prep Beauty Box!
Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray – Full Size £22.60
Say hello to hair with more body and volume with Volupt Spray from Sebastian Professional – a unique and effective non-greasy spray formulated with cushion particle technology which works to combine full-on volume and sensual softness for a stunning salon perfect finish. Your hair will be lifted from the roots but left soft and pliable so you can achieve endless styles and its handy pump spray bottle makes it super easy to use as well! I have very thick hair naturally, but when your hair is as long as mine is, it can look thinner than it actually is because the weight of the hair is pulling it down, so a volumising spray that I can target to the roots and not the ends (trust me volumising shampoos have just turned my hair into a frizzy mess in the past) sounded great to me, however what works in theory doesn’t always work as well in practise and although this spray did add a little more volume to my long heavy hair, it wasnt long lasting enough for me to use on a regular basis so I will be saving it for nights out when I need that extra boost as I hate having to rely on hair sprays and mousse to hold my hair in place!
L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil – Full Size £16.49
Treat your hair to L’Oreal Professional’s Mythic Oil, a nourishing hair oil that provides weightless hydration and ultimate frizz protection while leaving hair conditioned and pampered from root to tip! Infused with vitamin-rich avocado oil and antioxidant grape seed oil, the original mythic oil is suitable for all hair types and expertly tames frizz whilst delivering lightweight nourishment and mirror-like shine, and can be used on damp hair for a beautiful blow-dry, or worked through dry hair to further tame frizz and add a healthy, defined look to your locks! This light-weight oil is a great way to keep hair looking and feeling healthy through the harsh Winter weather without leaving it looking greasy or overloaded! I have a few issues with L’Oreal as a company due to their dubious record on animal testing policies, but if they are to be believed at present they are a cruelty free brand, so I tried their best-selling Mythic Oil and actually found it was a really nourishing product that was easily absorbed by my thick, frizz prone hair and it helped to keep my locks lustrous, shiny and frizz free too which was a real bonus plus it smells pretty good as well so as well as healthy looking hair, you also get to enjoy a sweet smelling fragrance too!
MONU Recovery Balm – Full Size £25.00
Check your tired stressed Winter skin into rehab with MONU’s Recovery Balm – a gentle balm that works to provide immediate relief to the skin, soothing irritation and reducing inflammation. Suitable for all skin types, but especially good for sensitive or over worked skin, this nourishing formula is packed full of skin loving ingredients that hydrate dry, thirsty skin and leaves it feeling refreshed, renewed and velvety soft, and the unique blend of beautifully pure ingredients calms environmental and elemental damage and as MONU is a professional skin care line, this balm is also suitable for use after dermatological procedures too! Having super sensitive skin I find a lot of skin treatments and beauty balms irritate my skin more than they soothe it, so this was a refreshing change to the normal heavily perfumed products I have used in the past and I have used MONU products in the past too, so I was glad to see this recovery balm in my November #LFSPARKLE Box!
November’s Edition of Elle Magazine – Full Size Copy £4.10
Look Fantastic have been giving you a complimentary copy of Elle Magazine since the beginning of the year and it is always a welcome addition to their monthly beauty 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 worlds 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 it will be a permanent feature after it was sadly missed back in September and it makes the perfect pamper time reading for me – so all I need now if to apply a face mask, run a long hot bath and pour myself a large glass of fizz and say hello to my inner Sparkle this November!
#LFSPARKLE Silver Nail File – Full Size £1.00
Adding yet another dose of seasonal sparkle this month is Look Fantastic’s final treat – their special edition #LFSPARKLE Silver Glitter Coated Nail File which is not only super pretty but very handy for this time of year as with the colder weather come dry. chapped hands and brittle nails meaning a sparkly nail file is a manicures best buddy! Handy for not only saving cracked nails but also for prepping for the pre-party polish too this is a lovely addition to November’s Look Fantastic Box!
It’s no secret that I have become a big fan of Look Fantastic’s monthly Beauty Boxes and their latest Edit is another box that has been perfectly put together for the time of year with a selection hydrating hair care, soothing skin care and make-up that adds a natural glow to your complexion while controlling excess oil too! Their mix of nourishing products fits well for the beginning of the party season when you are still recovering from Summer and adjusting to Winter, and need a little bit of TLC to keep you looking your best! This months #LFSPARKLE Edit has a good balance of products which means that no matter what your beauty concern at this time of year, Look Fantastic have got you covered! The two hair care items are well placed, as is the soothing skin care – MONU and Bloom and Blossom are two of my favourite skin care brands so I loved seeing them feature in November’s Box, and the fact Look Fantastic have added make-up AND beauty tools into this Box too is a stroke of genius as you have all aspects of your beauty routine covered meaning this is a really usable and versatile box that won’t go unused in the back of the cupboard! The addition of November’s Elle Magazine is also another welcome addition as it always makes a good box even better and the fact Look Fantastic are supporting the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ charity makes this box a real diamond! Over all the #LFSPARKLE Edit is a great value Box with an RRP of almost £60.00 that gives you everything you need to keep your hair and skin looking great as the season changes and takes care of those tired toes when they have partied a little too hard or you’ve shopped til you dropped! As I said – I love my monthly Look Fantastic Boxes and this month is no exception and I am going to enjoy getting my glow on this November and I am looking forward to seeing what Look Fantastic have planned for their final Box of 2016 in December!
My Beauty Favourite
This months #LFSPARKLE Edition of Look Fantastic’s Beauty Box has a fab line up of products to help you get ready for the party season but my November Beauty Favourite has to be the L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil as although I am not 100% sure on their current cruelty free status which does concern me, I cannot deny that this rich, nourishing hair oil has helped breathe life and shine into my lack-lustre, post-Summer hair without weighing it down or leaving it looking greasy or oily in any way! I adore hair oils anyway but have never tried anything from the L’Oréal Range yet purely because of the fact I always strive to buy cruelty free when ever I can and I read so many reports about L’Oréal being a company that does test on animals, but their website says the opposite but as I received this as part of my November Beauty Box, I decided to try it out and give L’Oréal the benefit of the doubt on this occasion, but I don’t think I will be purchasing any of their drug store shampoos or conditioners any time soon just in case!
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