*December Look Fantastic Beauty Box
Price of the Box: Subscriptions start from £13.00 per month including P&P
No. of Products in the Box – 6
Worth over £62.00
When Look Fantastic revealed their Beauty in Wonderland theme for December I’m not going to lie but I had really high hopes as the campaign alone just looks so, so pretty – you just to need to take one look at the advent calendar to really appreciate the beauty of the design plus last month’s box was pretty awesome too so the bar was set super high! In terms of the line-up it’s a little skin care heavy for my liking but what makes me even more sad is that there’s nothing that really wows me or particularly stands out apart from the bath bomb and the exfoliator! Not a great end to the year but on a positive note there is quite a few newbies on board in the form of brands/products I’ve not come across before and you can also expect to see the latest copy of Elle Magazine.
The Look Fantastic box offers a selection of handpicked, must have beauty fixes wrapped in a beautifully presented box and delivered straight to your door. The beauty box will always include a minimum of six products and offers a selection of skin care, hair care, cosmetics and body products, catering for every beauty lover.
This month’s box showcases products from Figs and Rouge, Bubble T, Gatineau, Polaar, Suki and MDMFlow.
Here’s what I received inside my December Box:
Up first and my favourite product out of the box by far is the Bubble T Limited Edition Beauty in Wonderland Bath Fizzer (RRP £4.99) and judging by the description it’s been exclusively created for this month’s edit which makes it extra special. Packaged to match the Beauty in Wonderland theme, this bath bomb contains a unique blend of blueberry and grape infusions, delivering nourishment and hydration to all skin types.
The MDMFlow Matte Lipstick (Full size £15.00) in the shade Bossy is without a doubt is a generous inclusion and would have been another firm favourite but it’s something I’ve received previously. Formula-wise, their semi-matte lipsticks are the perfect in-between formula as they create the look of a matte lip but at the same time also keep your lips hydrated thanks to the silky texture. The shade does lean more towards a warm toned nude which surprisingly doesn’t look bad at all against my pale skin but think I would have preferred something more festive.
Moving onto skincare there’s a couple of variations from Gatineau and I received the Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Youth Activating Beauty Serum (Sample Size 5ml). Described as a light refreshing pale pink emulsion, the serum is a pure infusion of longevity that diminishes lines and wrinkles, smooth’s and rejuvenates the face and improves radiance and luminosity. It’s ideal for skin which is beginning to show fine lines and wrinkles.
Sticking to skincare we have the Figs and Rouge Hydra Activ Smart Nutient Day Cream (Travel size 20ml), a replenishing day cream complex that delivers instant and long last hydration to leave skin smooth & radiant. It’s formulated with moisturising ‘Smart Nutrient’ Technology and Nourishing Vitamin Complex A, C, E. + Phase System: 3 Hydrate.
Up next is the Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser (Sample size 7.5ml) and is just one of the two products that caught my attention this month. This hardworking cleanser does a hell of a lot such as enhancing clarity, unclogs pores, reduces dullness, exfoliates dead cells, smoothes dryness, lines & wrinkles and reveals fresh, new skin. It’s scented with lemongrass and smells really refreshing.
Lastly and to weather-proof our hands is the Polaar Hand Cream (Travel Size 25ml), an ancestral formulation developed by the women of Lapland which is highly concentrated in arctic berries extract. It preserves the beauty and smoothness of your hands and benefits from a light and discreet fragrance wrapped in comfort within an invisible and protective “glove”.
You can probably tell from my review that I just wasn’t very much in love or excited by any of the samples that I received this month which of course could be due to the fact that they set the bar high last month but personally I think they should have saved that particular edit for December. While the design of the box matched the theme I felt that the same quality just wasn’t passed down to the contents and it was a little too skin care heavy for my liking but on a positive note it was nice to see some newbies on board in the form of new brands and products I’ve not come across before. Favourites so far include the bath bomb and the exfoliator but other than that I’ve got to admit this is probably my least favourite offering from them in a hell of a long time which happens from time to time as not every month can be a winner but taking into account it’s December the line-up just lacked that sparkle.
The November Look Fantastic Beauty Box is available now via www.lookfantastic.com
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