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LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – JULY 2018

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I had really good intentions to discuss the July Lookfantastic Beauty Box before the month is almost over, but my plan fell through. As I said in my previous beauty box post in June, I decided to go for a 12-month subscription this time. I feel this is the only way to try the products I would probably never buy. You never know whether the item will be suitable for your skin, so this is the perfect way to experiment with skincare. The goal of the July edition was to embody our bronze goddesses, what a claim! Now let’s go through all six products, some of them I already love, while the others are quite disappointing.

I was most interested in the Freematic Highlighter Mono in shade Sparked Ray. I’m always into new highlighters and if they create a wonderful sheen, I’m sold! I really like the champagney shade of this one, great for different skin tones. It creates a nice glow and I’ve been reaching for it all the time since I got it. It’s also versatile enough to be used on other parts of your face, collar bones or shoulders as well! Next is the Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo by Kerastase. I was really looking forward to this shampoo, but I have to say it doesn’t do anything in particular. It has a nice scent, but I don’t think it’s worth € 25 … I prefer investing in good hair masks or oils that will actually leave the hair really soft (I currently LOVE the Kérastase Elixir Ultime)! Another product that is interesting to try is the Filorga UV Bronze After Sun, some kind of a tan intensifier. This is supposed to be applied after tanning to intensify your tan, but I haven’t had the right opportunity to try it out. I applied it once, it has small glitter that looks so cute on the skin! It will be great for the warm evenings on my second vacation :)

And then there were three facial products. Although I’m not a huge fan of face oils, I must admit that applying the Lancer Omega Hydrating Oil after my evening skincare is rather nice. However, I do need to be careful, one drop is really enough for the entire face. The two things I’m not really keen on are the Sebiaclear Gel Moussant Cleanser and Pure Skin Face Cleanser. I don’t know why they think we’d need two cleansers, especially because there were several cleansers in previous boxes. These two will go with me on vacation as well, I really don’t need any more cleansers in my bathroom!

All in all, there are some products that I really like, but otherwise I’m not that excited about most of them. Nevertheless, I truly hope that the August one will be more breathtaking! I do have to find a silver lining, I just purchased a 12-month subscription after all :D

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – JUNE 2018

img_1469img_1471img_1481img_1495img_1519img_1508I finally found some time to go through the Lookfantastic Beauty Box I received in June! This one was the second special edition of the year that consisted of 7 products instead of 6. Most importantly, it was aimed at providing hydration and luminosity – all we need in these summer eves, am I right? ;)

I was really intrigued by the Elemis Superfood Cleansing Wash. The February box included their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and I love it so much that I was really eager to try the wash as well. Needless to say, I love using it and I look forward to taking it with me on summer vacation! There’s nothing better in the morning than a freshly washed face, if you ask me :) The second product is the Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts, such an interesting and effective item! It comes in form of a paste and although it seems strange to massage a scrub-like texture onto the scalp, the result is nothing but incredible. It completely dissolves when applied and it seems to foam a lot under your fingertips. First of all, it really does create a lot of volume after drying, I was amazed to have even more voluminous hair than usual! And second of all, it leaves the hair with a nice, subtle rose scent that lingers around throughout the second day as well. I also like the The Ritual of Dao Body Cream by Rituals that has a very light and neutral scent. It does absorb into the skin very quickly, but I haven’t used it much because I have a bunch of other body creams to go through. Another body product is the Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion, something all of us need to get some color without exposing ourselves to the sun too much! I used it a couple of times in the morning and applied it really carefully over my legs. However, I haven’t noticed any significant difference – but it’s also true I haven’t paid any attention to that either. I can say that if there was any tan, it was very even and neutral, because I would notice any spots if that wasn’t the case. There were also no marks on my clothes and I will surely use it again.

This box also came with the MÁDARA SOS Hydra Moisture+Radiance Mask, such a cute-looking mask/leave-in treatment! I really liked how it performed on my skin, but it does contain alcohol so it may be drying if you have sensitive skin. This leaves us with two products that I haven’t tried at all. I haven’t opened the Environmental Rescue Essential Day Cream yet, but it comes in such an interesting packaging! It’s supposed to provide hydration for whole 12 hours and I’m slightly skeptical about this statement. But it does contain some antioxidants, so it’ll be nice to try in that respect. Last but not least, the only makeup item was the Studio 10 Liquid Foil i-Radiance Metallic Shadow. It looks like a lip gloss with a doe foot applicator, but it’s actually a very fast drying liquid eye shadow with beautiful copper glitter. It’s very transparent and doesn’t look like a foil, but I believe it can be buildable. It would also be interesting to try it as a base and then apply loose glitter or pigments on top! And then a few sprays of a setting spray and you’re good to go!

Anyway, I really enjoyed testing this Lookfantastic Beauty Box and I decided to go for a 12-month subscription this time. Then I’ll surely have enough skincare items and makeup for years! :)

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – MAY 2018

img_0660img_0707img_0703img_0766img_0752img_0718Two weeks ago I received the May edition of the Lookfantastic Beauty Box, well hello a bunch of new goodies! This month’s beauty box consists of six products, two of which are actually makeup items and I already tested both of them. Then there are three skincare bits and teeth whitening strips, so exciting!

I was most interested in the Sleek Makeup Face Countour Kit in shade Medium, but I have mixed feelings about this product. This contouring and highlighting duo comes in a small compact packaging with a mirror. Although such small mirrors are not very useful at home, they especially come in handy when travelling or on the go. I love that the contour shade is matt, but both bronzer as well as the highlighter are too powdery for me. They have a lot of fallout, the shade is too dark and I the highlighter doesn’t provide the sheen I usually go for. I may be biased because I already have a lot of great products, but this one just didn’t convince me. However, my sister loves it and uses both shades on the eyes, too – my opinion by no means applies to all people, that’s for sure :) The EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, however, is a completely different story! Despite my hooded eyes, the flick was almost intact in the afternoon and the intensity was still there in the evening. An amazing item, I really recommend trying it out if you’ve had some bad experience with felt tips.

Next there are three skincare products. The luxurious AVANT RNA Radical Firmness Anti Aging Serum was probably the most anticipated of them all by beauty lovers. It comes in the smallest packaging ever and I only tried it a couple of times, so I don’t believe I’ll be able to say whether I love it or not. My skin was fine the next day, but should probably invest around € 130 to take a good try – but I don’t see myself doing that in the immediate future, haha :) Another skincare item is the This Works In Transit Camera Closeup, a mask, moisturizer and primer all in one. To be honest, I haven’t tried it yet, but I will probably test it as a mask first and then as a moisturizer/primer. I will definitely keep you posted if it turns out to be amazing!

The third one is the SkinRepublic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Sheet Mask, one of the hottest trends in skincare at the moment. Exposure to air creates bubbles and fruit acid is supposed to eliminate impurities, exfoliate and give a healthy and luminous glow. I haven’t tried it yet, but I look forward to testing it out! Last but not least, every box came with a package of four Spotlight Teeth White Strips. This is probably the most interesting item of this month’s beauty box in my opinion, particularly because I would never buy teeth whitening strips myself. I already tried them once and I LOVED the effect! The strips were so easy to use and I really feel my teeth look slightly whiter than before, they will be used up in no time!

This box was not that exciting as I thought it to be, I was really disappointed with the Sleek contouring duo. However, I love the eyeliner and the Spotlight Teeth White Strips, and I’m pretty sure that both masks and the cream will come in handy. So all in all, this was still a good value for the money and cannot wait to receive the June Lookfantastic Beauty Box!

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