Hi everyone! It’s time for another LookFantastic Beauty Box unboxing! This is the 2nd last box in my 6-month subscription and now that it’s about to end, I’m not quite sure if I’ll actually continue it. I’m in a major de-stashing mood and I have more than enough beauty samples to last me a long time. But that’s a discussion for another day – let’s dig in to this month’s box!
It’s been a while since I’ve put up a post! I truly apologise for the disappearance… between work and a broken computer, I just didn’t have enough energy to fix it on a regular basis only for it to fail again when the computer goes through another scheduled windows update. Meanwhile, I certainly haven’t stopped buying beauty products! I have tons of purchases just piling up on my bedroom floor waiting to be unboxed! Let’s start off with this LookFantastic Beauty Box for June 2015!
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!
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?
Oh boy. Where do I start with this? This is one of my favourite lip balms; this does what a lip balm should do without being boring. What do I mean by that? Read on to find out!
Claims from the website:
This best-selling balm with Honey and precious oils is highly concentrated in ingredients that nourish, repair, soothe and protect even the driest and most chapped lips. Thanks to its unique texture and subtle taste of refreshing grapefruit, it really is a beauty must have.
Now for the final part of empties for December 2014! The last of my trash for the year 2014, and now I will be throwing it all behind and hopefully leaving all the nasties and terrible days behind together with it. What a year. Anyways, let’s check out what was in the trash!
♣ No idea as it’s too small, no opinions or have no impression of.
♥♥♥ Neutral/ok; will not repurchase.
♥♥♥♥ Liked; but may or may not repurchase.
♥♥♥♥♥ Holy grail; will repurchase or have repurchased.
Feels like every alternate month, I have a huge chunk of empties! This month I will be adding a little system to make running through and doing short reviews on a ton of empties easier. Yes, I kinda copied or adapted this scoring system from someone else. Please don’t be mad with me if it looks similar to yours; copying is the best form of flattery! It just means that I think you have something great going on there! Okay, with that out of the way, let’s get on to my empties this month!
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!
Not as epic as last month, I still have a very good number of empties this month to go through. So without further ado, let’s get cracking on! We’lll start off with some minis first this time round; as usual, forgive me for the blurry photos and terrible lighting – I live in a small apartment on the third floor with a huge tree right outside of my window, so good lighting is as rare as me going a day without coffee.
It’s been a while since I did my 5 Friday Favourites… and they have changed up quite a bit since my last one! Of course, my stash has also increased a lot so I have a lot more to choose from!
Healgel Intensive has been helping my skin heal so much faster than before and my only regret now is that I didn’t try it sooner. MAC Ring of Saturn Mineralize Blush is a limited edition blush that I recently rediscovered; this gives a bright pop of colour with a beautiful sheen. The Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 234 Poesie looks like just any other neutral eyeshadow but man it looks stunning applied on the lids, and application is effortless. Had the Bourjois Bronzing Primer for the longest time but I only rediscovered cream base products as my skin is looking a lot better than usual; this makes contouring so easy and looks absolutely natural. Got the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm in a buy-one-get-one-free sale lately, and boy is it worth it; makes my lip feels so soft and smells incredible, it’s fast becoming my favourite nighttime lip balm.
So that’s 5 items that I have been absolutely loving lately; what about you?