It’s unboxing time! The LookFantastic box came a lot quicker than usual this month – it usually arrives after the 15th for me, as I live in Singapore, so when I saw it in my mail yesterday I was so surprised and excited! I confess that I might have seen an unboxing for this month’s box before receiving it, by accident, but thankfully I have the memory of a goldfish and I promptly forgot what was in it! Let’s see if there are anything exciting in this month’s box!
It’s been awhile since my last unboxing – over a month! Somehow I think I have jinxed a few beauty box services – everytime I sign up for something, they close down in the next 3 to 6 months. That happened to LipFactory (closed within 3 months of me signing up), then Memebox decided to stop international shipping (within 6 months of my first box) and now, just a few days ago, Bella Box has announced that they have closed down in Singapore (also within 6 months of me re-subscribing to them). Thankfully, LookFantastic is still standing! Please, stay open!
LookFantastic’s Beauty Boxes are now the beauty box that I look forward to the most every month; they’re usually packed with a good mix of skincare and makeup items, spread across a good variety of brands so it’s often both useful and interesting! Let’s see if this month’s box continue to be as good!
A super duper quick unboxing today – because I’ve done a lot of unboxings lately and don’t want to bore everyone with unboxing posts everyday. But I love getting beauty boxes! Ever since Memebox decided to desert us international customers, I’ve been trying to find some other affordable and interesting beauty boxes that I could purchase all the way here in Singapore – if you know of any, please leave a comment! Anyway, back to this month’s LookFantastic Beauty Box!
Item 1: Moroccanoil Treatment
Quick Thoughts: This is 25ml and worth £13.45. I already knew that this was going to be in this box, and is the one that I looked forward to the most; I’ve heard so much great stuff about using Moroccan oil.
Item 2: PawPaw Original Balm
Quick Thoughts: This is a mini 10ml, while the full size of 25ml costs £6.95. I still have a few PawPaw products from my trip to Australia last year so I won’t be touching this.
Item 3: MONU First Defence Illuminating Primer SPF15
Quick Thoughts: This is 20ml sample size, and the full size of 50ml costs £27.95. I don’t usually use primer although lately I have tried to incorporate it into my daily routine. This bottle came incredibly filthy though – the whole white bottle’s exterior was covered in some black powdery dust.
Item 4: Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar
Quick Thoughts: This is supposed to be a cleansing bar made with therapeutic sea mud. It’s 17g, which is a really teeny tiny bar. I’m not exactly that excited – not really a cleansing bar person.
Item 5: Bellapierre Cosmetics Natural Lip Liner in Cinnamon
Quick Thoughts: This is full size, but the colour… oh the colour! It’s a dark brown. There’s just no way I can use this a a lip liner. It feels quite hard as well.
Item 6: Korres Citrus Little Body Milk
Quick Thoughts: This is a small 50ml bottle. I like Korres products and citrus scents so this would normally rank quite high up on my excitement meter, but I have way too much body cream.
This whole box cost me £15 inclusive of shipping, approximately SGD32. This is actually my most disappointing box from LookFantastic. I think it’s still great value but the beauty products either don’t match me or I’ve used them before, or I just have too many of. I guess if you’re new to beauty this will be great box to try something new, but for someone with a huge stash, and after previous fantastic boxes, this was just a little let down for me.
This box was really really late – I just received it, the January 2015 box, a couple of days ago. It was no fault of LookFantastic though; my local SingPost just totally screwed it up. When it finally arrived, the whole external brown carton box was soaked through and bashed up – it was so bad that some of the items with boxes were wet as well but thankfully nothing broke or spilt.
Item 1: Nuxe Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask
Quick Thoughts: This is full size and worth £18.50. I already saw a few unboxing for this month’s box prior to receiving mine so I already knew that this was the item that I really wanted.
Item 2: O’right Golden Rose Oil
Quick Thoughts: This is 10ml sample size, and the full size of 100ml costs £27. This is supposed to be a eco-friendly hair oil – whatever that means. Haha. I’m fussy about hair oil, so I’m curious if this will work out for my extremely thick hair. I love rose scents though!
Item 3: Gatineau Collagene Expert Smoothing Eye Pads
Quick Thoughts: This is 1 sachet with 2 pads; the full size with 12 pads costs a whopping £34.50! I have a lot of eye masks/pads which costs a teeny tiny fraction of this, so I’m curious to see if this does anything amazing for my eyes to be worth that price!
Item 4: myvitamins Vitamin C Effervescent
Quick Thoughts: This is a full and retails for £4.49. Ok, I will take it but I’m not too excited/happy about getting this because I already take Vitamin C on a regular basis and would rather get a beauty item.
Item 5: Molton Brown Eucalyptus Body Wash
Quick Thoughts: This is a travel size of 100ml; a 300ml costs £18. Eucalyptus is not my preferred type of scent so this might be going to one of my family members.
Item 6: Phillip Kingsley Daily Damage Defense Spray
Quick Thoughts: This is a travel size of 60ml; a 250ml costs £22. This will be going into my gym bag; I’ve been going to the gym quite regularly recently and all the hair drying has been making my hair dry and frizzy so this came at a good time!
This whole box cost me £15 inclusive of shipping, approximately SGD32. It’s not my favourite box from LookFantastic so far, but I think it’s still a very decent box, and the Luxe mask alone more than paid for the entire cost of the box! The hair products will be interesting to try – and I’m glad that I got this box because I don’t usually buy anything for my hair! Other than shampoo and conditioners, most of my additional haircare products come from beauty boxes!
Did you get yourself one of these LookFantastic beauty box? What do you think of them?
The LookFantastic Beauty Box is fast becoming one of my most highly anticipated mystery beauty boxes of the month – I felt that the last two have been really well curated, with great products and good value for what I paid. The box cost me £15 inclusive of shipping, approximately SGD32. Let’s see if this month’s box continued to be great!
Can I just say, I am so glad that I managed to get my hands on this month’s LookFantastic Beauty Box? I think it’s such an amazing box this month! For all those who don’t know, LookFantastic.com is a online beauty store based in the UK; I’ve shopped there many times and had really good experience – quick shipping with very reasonable pricing. They have a lot of products that are very difficult to find from Singapore. When I saw that they had a Beauty Box out, I definitely had to jump on it!
I missed the chance to pre-order this box in early October, and I was almost in a panic when I realised that the pre-order was over and was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to purchase it! Luckily they opened for purchase on 1 November, and I was refreshing the website every 5minutes that day just to make sure that I don’t miss it. I’m glad I did, because this month’s box is really fantastic!
Another unboxing – this time it’s finally not a Memebox! I shop quite often on the LookFantastic website so when I saw that they were coming out with their own beauty box, I just had to get it! This is actually their second box – sadly I missed the first one, and it costs £15 inclusive of shipping, so it’s approximately SGD32. Let’s see how this fare!