LookFantastic Beauty Box December 2015

Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a box from the UK and you will receive a minimum of six products.   Those products will be an assortment of skin, hair, cosmetic and body products.  There also are sometimes high value surprises added to a few boxes randomly.  They promise to have a much higher value than what you pay each month as well.  They have free worldwide delivery on the boxes or things you order from the website. Boxes are $28 a month but go down with 3,6 or 12 month subscriptions.  Shipping was pretty quick for overseas and I received tracking notices as well.  The stuff I’ve been getting in this box has been really nice.  This one was a find and I really enjoy it.

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This is the third and final special edition holiday box.  As you can see this is the Christmas Edition and all three boxes were very beautiful looking.

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The info booklet was there again.  Inside is a bit about all of your products and also a tutorial on how to do the perfect facial.

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Under the lid was all my goodies, carefully lodged between those squiggles I am learning to hate.

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Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser-50mL $32.80

This is their Editor’s Pick of the month and also part of what they recommend in the facial. This cleanser is a bit different in that you apply it to dry skin and then leave it for a couple of minutes before rinsing off.  It promises to leave your skin soft and youthful.

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Lord & Berry Pailette Glitter Eye Pencil in Sparkle Black-0.6g $10.25

I’m guessing on the price of this one a little.  I can tell it’s not full sized but I’m not sure how much smaller it is so I’m going with half.  I really like the sparkle aspect of it.  It’s not super in your face glitter but it is noticeable and I want to wear it now!

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Wetbrush Squirt-$24.57

This is a detangling brush that works on wet or dry hair of any type.  It is not supposed to pull, snag or cause clumps.  I am going to be giving this a try on Bug’s hair after her bath and we’ll see.  She is usually pretty good but some days her hair is so knotty.

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Codage No.3 Radiance & Energy Serum-7mL $34.92

This serum is supposed to detoxify and restore brightness to your skin.  Somehow it will mask signs of fatigue and correct signs of aging.  If it can do any of that I think it might be worth the hundred and some dollars a full size bottle is.  In less important news, it smells great, which is a nice change from the face creams I seem to be getting lately.

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Eylure Double Lash-$10.45

I want to wear these, I really do but I have no idea how to put them on.  I love the way false lashes look on people and while my own are fine and not really short I would love to have big crazy lashes going on.  This includes the glue and they are reusable.  Someone help me!!!!!

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Molton Brown Body Wash in Japanese Orange-100mL $12.30

There were four scents of this gel sent out and I like the one I received.  They call this a luxury body wash and it is expensive.  I have so many little body washes right now that I would need to shower multiple times a day to use them up.  Not really complaining though.  I like bubbles!

This month had a value of $125.29, way back up again.  This month’s mix was great. The great part about LookFantastic  is that they have sales all the time and free worldwide shipping so if you want more of anything or find other things on their site it’s simple to get.  I can’t wait to see what fun they send next month and have yet to be disappointed with what I find in here.

Advent Calendar Day 9

So this week is crazy busy but I’m going to get these posts done!  We are on our way to a Christmas light display in a few minutes but I think I have enough time to get it up.

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LookFantastic was up first today and they have provided Cult 51 Overnight Wonder Cream.  This is apparently magic and fantastic and all I know is that it stinks and I don’t really want to use it.  It is made for not just your face but your neck and decollete too.  You are supposed to see results in as little as fifteen minutes but since I haven’t tried it yet I don’t know if that’s true or not.

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So since I said yesterday that only FaceShop was sending me tools, today Selfridges gave me a pair of tweezers.  These have a good slanted tip and close fully which is not always the case with some pairs.

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Last up today was the FaceShop and they have sent a Milk Calcium Nail Pack.  This is like a mask for your hands.  They are a pair of paper gloves that are super moisturising and soften and smooth out your hands.  I have never seen anything like this before and I am a little weirded out by it but that is just own weird issues.

 

Advent Calendar Day 8

Woooo!! Day off means I get this up and posted first thing.  In fact I still have one sleeping baby so it’s nice and quiet here.  Let’s see what today has brought us in our Christmas countdown.

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First up from LookFantastic we have Bubble T Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea Restoring Body Lotion.   This lotion uses extracts to deliver antioxidants and it’s good for all skin types.  This smells fantastic!  I just used it on my hands where it is a bit greasy feeling but if I had actually put it on my body where it should go I think it would be fine.  It did soak in after a few minutes.  I probably should mention too that LookFantastic sends you an email each day with a bit about your surprise and there is usually a deal attached for that brand if you want to purchase.

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In Selfridges today we have James Read Enhance Tan Perfecting Enzyme Peel Mask.  You would normally use this before tanning to prep the skin.  You can also use it once you have that tan to keep your skin smooth. I don’t fake bake and it’s December in Saskatchewan so there is no sunbathing.  I’ll use it like a regular mask and I’m sure it’l be just fine.

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Out of The FaceShop we get another tool, which is okay since no other calendar is giving me any.   The Mini Blusher Brush is a perfect size for your purse or bag.  The bristles are made from pony hair….I don’t think I’ve ever had a brush from that before.  I have a little brush like this that I use for my bronzer but it’s always nice to have spare brushes so that when the kids get hold of one and dunk it in the toilet it can be replaced stat.

Have a great day!!

Advent Calendar Day 7

So half my mouth is all numb from the dentist but that won’t stop me from getting this post out there.  I had a tooth break and despite all my wiggling efforts I couldn’t get it out myself.  This will be one week of treats form the little doors and it’s time to see what was revealed.

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First out out of the box today, from Sefridges, we have Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.   This soap-free cleanser is lathered on you hands then rubbed on and washed off.  I’ve had a serum from this brand before but this will be my first wash.

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From LookFantastic Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue.  This is a thermal protection spray that adds shine and conditions while it works.  It is a dual product formula that you need to shake to mix up before spraying.  It has a nice smell to it, which is always a bonus.

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Last up today is a Style My Eyebrow pencil from The FaceShop.  This is a touch dark for my brows but maybe with a gentle touch and some good shading I can make it work.  The nice thing about it is that it is full sized, which is rare in an advent calendar.

See you tomorrow!!!

Advent Calendar Day 6

I’m taking it as a win that I’m getting this post up before supper.  Working early is great for getting time to be with everyone in the evenings but it means I leave the house while it’s all quiet and I can’t do anything because I don’t want to wake anyone up.  Now that I’ve looking in the doors for today, let’s see what was hiding.

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First out of the gate today was a Black Yeast Peel-Off Pack from the FaceShop.  This is a face mask. It’s a very think gel and I guess because of the name I thought it would be coloured.  It’s not, just plain old clear.

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LookFantastic has provided an Inika Certified Organic Black Eye Liner in Black Caviar.  It glides on smooth and has the dual caps so you never lose that sharpener.  Black eyeliner is always good to have on hand but I really do have a ton of it.

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From Selfridges I got a pot of glitter.  Actual glitter.  This is made by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and I don’t know what I should use it for.  It’s not not a gel or a powder that you can apply, it is just a jar filled with glitter.  If I open this it will literally be everywhere.  Confused.

Today is the first day I’ve received something I may not use.  I love glitter, don’t get me wrong but I am at a loss as to how to successfully use this. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

Merry Merry

 

 

Look Fantastic Beauty Box November 2015

Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a newer box from the UK and you will receive a minimum of six products.   Those products will be an assortment of skin, hair, cosmetic and body products.  There also are sometimes high value surprises added to a few boxes randomly.  They promise to have a much higher value than what you pay each month as well.  They have free worldwide delivery on the boxes or things you order from the website. Boxes are $28 a month but go down with 3,6 or 12 month subscriptions.  Shipping was pretty quick for overseas and I received tracking notices as well.  The stuff I’ve been getting in this box has been really nice.  This one was a find.

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This is the second of three holiday boxes.  They have a design instead of the plain box.  Also new this month is the fold out card is gone and there is a mini magazine instead.

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Inside it was softly nestled in it’s bed of squiggles.

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Bellapierre Mineral Lipstick in Ruby-$19.99

This is actually their Hero Product this month.  They feel that every holiday needs a red lipstick and this is it.  This went on super easily.  It felt more like a lip balm then a lipstick.  It is a true red and looks okay on me eve though I don’t wear red lips all that often.  I do like that it’s a mineral makeup, they just seem to be better.

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Korres Guava Shower Gel-40mL $2.62

This says it is an invigorating bland of tropical fruits.  I don’t really get anything fruity smelling but it does smell like it would be something good to wake up to.  It also has lasting moisturisers so it doesn’t dry you out like some soaps can do.  Magically it is going to reduce the visible signs of aging as well.

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Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser-1oz. $4.48

This goes from liquid to foamy and lathers away everything on your face you don’t want there.  It has a few extracts that really help your skin out and leave you felling soft.  It smells so good!  I can’t wait to use this.

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Dr.Pawpaw Tinted Ultimate Red Balm-10mL $5.70

This is a limited edition balm that can be used on lips or cheeks.  It gives a really natural looking blush to my cheeks and blended out well.  It is quite think when i comes out of the tube but smoothed into my skin easily.  I tend to shy away from non-powder blushes but I might just use this one.

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Ren V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream-15mL $17.22

This moisturiser prevents and minimizes the signs of aging.  It hydrates, nourishes and reduces fine lines and imperfections.  It has no parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petroleum, or synthetic fragrances.  That last one is obvious because it doesn’t smell so great for something I need to put on my face but I suppose ability trumps scent.

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Kebelo Enriching Masque-30mL $8.58

This masque (fancy) is for your hair.  It’s made for dry hair and adds what it needs to make it smooth and shiny.  This one is a bit of a task as you have to wash your hair, then put this in, leave it for 20 minutes, and then wash and condition again.  Not sure how I will swing that with two little ones that want to be everywhere I am but maybe one day.

This month had a value of $58.59, which is half of last month but still pretty good.  This month was a good mix of hair and face products. The great part about them is that they have sales all the time and free worldwide shipping so if you want more of anything or find other things on their site it’s simple to get.  I can’t wait to see what fun they send next month and have yet to be disappointed with what I find in here.

 

 

Advent Calendar Day 5

Okay this one is really late and I’m sorry about that.  I had to work super early and then we set up the Christmas tree and then I did a toy purge so that any new toys Santa brings have a home to go into and suffice to say I might have totally forgot about this till the kids were in bed and I thought I might have five minutes to myself to do nothing.  Not so much I guess.

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In the LookFantastic calendar we find Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask.  This is a clear gel like mask that you leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off.  It is supposed to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines.  I am getting a supply of masks lately and they will all have their day soon enough.

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Selfridges has provided Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara. This is a very tiny vial of mascara but it should get me about a week.  This is only the second makeup item I’ve got so far and I’m hoping for more as we go along.

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The FaceShop has given me something I thought that was no longer available.  This is Blackhead Out Charcoal Nose Strip.  I used these when I was in high school and thought they were great and have been looking for them ever since.  This company is really becoming one of my favourites.

I will endeavour to be more prompt in my post tomorrow.  See you then.

Advent Calendars Day 4

Good Morning everyone!  I have the day off so I can get this post out in the morning instead of later.  It’s been a good run of finds in the calendars so far so let’s see if today brings more of the same.

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First up from the LookFantastic one is Redken Diamond Oil.  It seems to be a deep conditioner that will help dull and damaged hair.  You shampoo as normal then apply this to damp hair, hang out for a bit and rinse.  I need all the moisture I can get in my hair with it being coloured so I’m going to give this a go fir sure.

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From Selfridges we have Carmex Lip Balm.  Now it says it’s a limited edition but that must just be referring to the lid design because it is the same great basic Carmex that everyone loves and that works great.  No complaints on this one.

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Last up today is The Faceshop Daily Beauty Tools Pencil Sharpener.  This could not have arrived at a better time.  Mine is not really working anymore and the only thing that could make this better is if it did the large pencils too.

Day four is a win.  Something I needed, something I love, and something new to try that I hope will be helpful.  Tune in tomorrow to see what’s next!

Advent Calendar Day 2

So I ran out of time this morning before work to get this posted. Fair warning that will probably be the case a lot of days.  I will get them up everyday though, cross my heart! Let’s see what day 2 brought me.

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From The Face Shop we have Trendy Nails Basic Original Nail Polish in PK03.  This is a really nice pink colour.  It’s not seasonal at all but the coverage was good and two coats made it solidly pink.

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Selfridges had Radial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel.  I kind of thought at first this was for your hair but it is in fact a facial moisturizer.  It is made to help define facial contours and add volume to sagging skin.  It smells great and we’ll give it a try tomorrow.

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Last up is the LookFantastic calendar and that door opened to reveal Lord & Berry Lip Gloss in Skin.  In an odd coincidence this matches the nail polish perfectly!  I have used a few Lord & Berry products before and like them and this gloss is a great colour for me.

Day 2 was good!  I’m happy so far.

Have a great evening everyone!

 

Look Fantastic The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar 2015

I was sadly disappointed with my Benefit advent calendar last year.  The Body Shop one was fine but it only had regular body shop items in miniature in it.  I went on a hunt this year for something better or even just different.  Luck for me in one of Look Fantastic’s monthly beauty boxes there was a card letting me know I could pre-order their calendar.  I jumped right on it.

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First let me say this thing is huge!  It’s about 18″ tall by 12″ wide by 7″ deep.  20151114_145942

I’m not sure what types of things I’ll find inside but the squares are not all that small and there might even be some full sized items hiding in there.

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On the back is a version of the Night Before Christmas, with a few changes.  It also lets you know that there will be an email sent each day with tips and hints to make you more beautiful.  I can’t wait!