Thursday, 27 August 2015

Lookfantastic August Beauty Box #LFBeautyBox

Look Fantastic Beauty Box £15* - Link

Beauty boxes for me can be very hit and miss, and for that reason I haven't subscribed to a beauty box in a good while. However saying that when you do come across a good box they tend to be really good and definitely worth the money. I love getting that Christmas morning feeling when opening a box to see what goodies await, and I have to say I wasn't left disappointed.

The first item in the box is a full sized Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara (£7.99), which is designed to uplift lashes. Now I will admit the Wake Me Up range left me a little disappointed when I first tried the foundation, however I am liking this so far. The scent is amazing, never have I owned a mascara that smells so good and my eyes instantly look more awake which is always good when you've had a late night. 

Next up is the Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder (£12.99) in the shade Snowflake Shimmer. Using 100% pure Mica powder, this beautiful shimmer powder will provide long lasting colour whilst being used as an illuminator. I'll start off my saying this is such a pretty colour, and I love applying this over my finished eye look to just add a bit of shimmer or in the corner of my eyes.

The third item in the box is the Eve Lom Cleanser and Muslin Cloth (£16.50) and I have to admit this was the one item I was most excited by. The cleanser removes daily dirt and impurities while decongesting, exfoliating and tonight the skin, suitable for all skin types. This cleanser melts into the skin and removes my makeup so easily even stubborn waterproof mascara. Once finished my skin feels so fresh and clean, you know the feeling when you can't stop touching your face because it feels so healthy? Yeah that one, and the muslin cloth is just an added bonus!

Moving on, the next item in the box is the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (45p) which was actually formulated for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary in the 14th Century (gotta love a history fact). This facial mist refreshes the skin and lifts the spirits, and to be honest I wasn't so sure about this. This is great to freshen up during the day but to me it just came across as an average facial mist. 

Next up is the Alterna Caviar CC Cream (£8.42) which I have to admit when I first spotted this I thought this was for the skin not your hair. This is described as a leave in complete correction cream that leaves hair perfectly polished. When trying this the first thing I noticed is that it seemed a little on the thicker side but when used this gives your hair a slight hold which is perfect for styling and volume, and I've noticed that I can do a quick curl job on my hair and this helps it last all day. 

Last up we have the Beauty Works 10-in-1 Miracle Spray (£2.39), this spray gives hair the ultimate in nourishment and conditioning and apparently a firm favourite of Michelle Keegan's. This is lighter in comparison to the CC Cream which I prefer for that reason, and I like that this has detangling properties as my hair is such a nightmare when I come out of the shower and this does help my tangle teezer glide through. Again this makes a great styling product which gives hold whilst leaving the hair feeling light, because after all there's nothing worse than a heavy feeling product in your hair. 

What I really like about this beauty box is that you are not tied into a subscription plan unlike many others, meaning you can buy one off boxes when you want for just £15. However there are 3,6 and 12 month subscription services should you want to subscribe and the longer the subscription the cheaper the box. 

Overall I'm so impressed by the Lookfantastic August Beauty Box, with a value of just under £50 this is great value for money. Next month Lookfantastic are celebrating their 1st birthday so I cannot wait to see what treats await!

I'd love to know what your favourite beauty boxes are!



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