Thursday, 28 January 2016

Look Fantastic Beauty Box February 2016 - #LFLOVES

The February box is inspired by what you love to buy from Lookfantastic! They've teamed up with your favourite brands to share with you this month.. Whether you're going on a Date night or a Mate night this Valentines.

What's in the Box...

MONUSpa Relaxing Bali Body Oil - 35ml.

An aromatic body oil with a sensuous blend of fragrant Sandalwood and Rosewood essential oils ensures muscles are properly rested whilst added Apricot Seeds nourish and utterly hydrate the skin. Paraben free formulation. - Rosewood Essential Oil This is a relaxing, balancing oil with a subtle woody aroma. Perfect for calming the emotions. Rosewood also has a toning and softening effect on the skin. Good for dry, sensitive skin. - Sandalwood Essential Oil With a sweet, woody scent this oil will have a relaxing effect whilst promoting physical and mental well being. Sandalwood is excellent in the treatment of stress and insomnia. Good for dry, chapped or cracked skin. This brand has been in these boxes a few times now but I've not tried this product and am happy to try it with its multiple uses£26.00 for 100ml.

KMS Colour Vitality - 75ml.

Lock in your brilliant hair colour and protect it with the KMS California Colorvitality Conditioner. This creamy conditioner keeps your hair tangle free and in top condition. It’s replacing the KMS Colour Vitality Colour Revitaliser. It has combination of lilac and ginger, which helps to calm your scalp and assists in gently cleansing your hair, while protecting from UV rays. It has IOPS, inside out perfecting system, which penetrates deep into your hair, making it more vibrant and healthier. A great sized product that smells amazing, this will go into my travel products ready for my next trip £13.50 for 250ml.
Bliss Aloe Vera and Grapefruit Body Butter - 30ml.
Fragranced with an uplifting blend of sparkling pink grapefruit and crisp aloe, the fast-absorbing body butter hydrates even the flakiest skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and luxuriously scented. Infused with nourishing vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate, the weightless butter replenishes skin from top to toe and locks in moisture for long-lasting comfort. This is a brand I've not tried before, it smells lovely and is something I would probably buy. £22.00 for 200ml.
Hi Impact Brows - Fullsize.
Hi impact brows is a unique, all-in-one eye and brow palette that allows the user to personalise their perfect eyebrow colour at home, while allowing a range of eye make up looks. The dual use of this unique palette allows women to use one product to easily create various looks to their brows and eyes. The different colours and tones in the palette’s shades means it is easy for every woman to match their hair colour, even if they often change their look. The Unique benefits of this palette doesn’t stop there, we developed the colour mix over two years to ensure the 4 powder shades are compatible for combinations into a series of unique looks ranging from defined, smokey eye liner and natural dewy eyes, right through to sultry evening eyes for every complexion. A brand I've not heard of but am keen to try it is sold as a brow & eyeshadow palette but can also be used for contour! A great travel companion or fir condensing your make up bag! £18.99.

Lord & Berry Matte Lipstick Pencil in Intimacy - Fullsize.
Say hello to vibrant and kissably soft lips with the Lord & Berry 20100 Matte Lipstick Pencil. With a smooth and silky texture, it glides on effortlessly to produce seamless, long-lasting coverage, whilst having a natural, shine-free finish. Lovely colour, very smooth when applying and keeps lips hydrated. Definitely recommend trying this you won't be disappointed. £10.00.

Denman Mini Keyring Brush.
With an anti-static rubber pad the Denman Classic Styling Brush Medium provides maximum grip and control during blow-drying making it ideal for shaping the hair. With seven rows of nylon pins, it’s the most famous styling brush in the world! Discover for yourself why Denman is renowned for creating ‘the hairdressers’ hairbrush'. Providing maximum grip and control, Denman Classic Styling Brushes are available in a variety of sizes to suit all hair lengths and types. This is the cutest thing I have ever seen and so useful for keeping mine & my daughters hair at bay when we're on the go!..Various sizes and prices.
In the box I also got a mini Elle magazine which was a great bonus! Another great box from Look Fantastic. I'm looking forward to trying more new brands in 2016. I'd like to see more make up in these boxes as I love mini make up products.
If you'd like to pre order this box or sign up to a 3,6,9 or 12 month subscription go to Look Fantastic then sit back and wait for your box!..
What do you think of this months box?

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Look Fantastic Beauty Box January 2016

This months box is all about Detox... Included in this box is
The Lancer The Polish Method 14g (full size £60, 120g) is a gentle skin-resurfacing treatment that utilises pure minerals combined with magnesium oxide and sodium bicarbonate crystals to exfoliate the skin; combating dullness, removing impurities and stimulating cell renewal.  Natural extracts of pumpkin and pomegranate also help to break down dead skin cells, whilst brown sea algae replenishes moisture and boosts collagen production. Again I’ve never heard of the brand before so I'm looking forward to using this as it sounds right up my street!
The Nuxe Nuxellence Detox 15ml (full size £48, 50ml) is packed with natural ingredients including passionflower, poppy and silk tree, and is said to help to smooth wrinkles, plump skin and brighten your complexion by repairing your skin’s mitochondrial DNA. I love this brand and own lot's of their products, fortunately this is one I'm yet to try. A good sized sample to allow a good few uses. 
The Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo 50ml (Full size £13.95, 250ml) a clarifying shampoo that is designed to be used once or twice a month and is described as "Rid your hair of built up impurities with the Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo. Paraben and sulphate free, the detoxing shampoo is gentle in formula but tough on grime. Deeply cleansing, the blend of mild ingredients work to exfoliate your hair, rejuvenating every strand for purified, soft results. This is a brand I'm not familiar with but have heard some great reviews so am looking forward to giving this a whirl. 
The Kebelo Silk Conditioner 50ml (full size RRP £14.95, 250ml) again I've not tried this, but am looking forward to it as it sounds perfect for my flyaway hair, helps control frizz hair leaving it soft, 
smooth and manageable. Using ingredients such as Quinoa, Amaranth and Chamomile, the conditioner provides nourishment and hydration. I love it when boxes include a conditioner and shampoo as they are great for taking away with me.. I wish the shampoo had been from the silk range as I would of love to have tried them together.
Darphin Azahar Micellar Water 50ml (full size £25, 200ml). Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water. Described as being a gentle cleanser which is suited for all skin types as it is dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, as well as being alcohol, fragrance and soap free. It cleanses and removes all traces of make-up and impurities, whilst providing a comforting and soothing feeling. This again is a great size for popping into my travel bag.. I've used a few different micellar waters and have high hopes for it as Darphin is a great brand.
Finally we have Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Earth (£12.99), I have received this product in another beauty box and was impressed with the pigment and quality, it is a finely milled loose powder that can be used wet or dry as an eyeshadow, or even to give a bronzed glow to the skin. The colour I received was 'Earth' which is a gorgeous rose gold shade.
Overall I'm very happy with this months box with a mix of hair and skincare and a touch of make up, it provides something for everyone.. Again all brands are high end and something I would personally buy or want to try, in generous sized samples all for just £15!.. Hopefully in 2016 Look Fantastic will continue to offer more great new brands.
The Look Fantastic Beauty Box is available from Look Simply choose your payment option, and they'll supply you with a delightful Beauty Box each month. If you just want to try one month its just a one off £15.00 or if you wish you can Sign up for their 3, 6 or 12 month subscription options, and take advantage of their fantastic savings detailed below:
  • Save £5 when you subscribe to the 3 month plan, buy today for only £40 (worth £45)*.
  • Save £15 when you subscribe to the 6 month plan, buy today for only £75 (worth £90)*.
  • Save £45 when you subscribe to the 12 month plan, buy today for only £135 (worth £180)*.
Plus, with each monthly box they give you the chance to win an extra special prize worth over £100.
What did you think of this months Detox Edition?


Monday, 21 December 2015

Kiko Moon Dust In Mysterious Pink

The new Kiko Cosmetic Starlets 2015 Collection arrives inspired by seduction, romance, freedom, and innocence! A Holiday Collection that features four different types of women with their own unique look: The Temptress, The Romantic, The Free Spirit, and The Innocent. This blush is a gorgeous baked pink number with gold shimmers running though it.
Kiko Moon Dust Face Powder Highlighting Baked Blush - This gorgeous highlighting brush adds color, warmth, and glow to skin! It is stunning, such a beautiful glowing shade to brighten up your whole face.
Described as..
  • Highlighting baked blush in a unique star shape that illuminates and warms up the complexion
  • Each blush is made of up of a blend of shades
  • The baked formula brings out the colour’s pure essence and ensures a smooth and radiant finish
  • The texture is fine, airy and silky to the touch
  • True to the style of the “Cosmic Starlets” collection, the Moon Dust Face Powder comes in a geometric-shaped compact with an internal mirror
  • Romantic and feminine, it’s the perfect gift, even

This powder will give you a gorgeous pink glow and combined with a highlighter, It really is beautiful, the photo's don't show the true product. My only complaint is the packaging as again it is bulky but I'm also a massive hater of anything red... It's £13.90 but currently has 30% off at just £9.70 on the Kiko website.

Have you tried anything from this collection?

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Bluebeards Revenge Body Kit

Designed to keep the manliest of men feeling squeaky clean and smelling utterly irresistible, The Bluebeards Revenge Body Kit is the ultimate option for grooming on the go. Perfect for travelling or taking to the gym, you need never be caught short in the grooming department again.
1 x Travel Washbag
1 x Flannel
1 x 20ml Cooling Moisturiser Sample
1 x 175g Big Blue Bar Of Soap For Blokes
1 x 50ml Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
1 x Comb
Perfect for any man in your life to keep them smelling fresh!.. Available for £24.99.
What are you getting for the males in your Family?

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Kiko Total Sculpt 3 in 1 Contour Kit in Light.

True to the style of the "Cosmic Starlets" collection, the Total Sculpt 3 in 1 Contour Kit comes in a geometric-shaped case with an internal mirror! Contouring palette trio with two sculpting face powders and a highlighter.  The sculpting powders accentuate the face's contours. The highlighter creates points of light to bring out your best features. The sculpting powders combined with the highlighter conceal your imperfections while emphasizing your positive aspects. The palette also contains a contouring brush to achieve a sculpted look as well as a tutorial to learn contouring techniques. The silky powders blend easily and allow you to simply and quickly sculpt your features. A beautiful palette to give you a gorgeous contour this Christmas.. I really like it but think the packaging is a tad bulky I won't be popping it in my clutch on a night out. But it be kept in my make up collection to get me party ready!! It is priced at £19.90 from Kiko stores and online.
Have you seen this lovely collection?


Christmas Activities!..

When I was little I always got at least one board game for Christmas and loved playing them especially over Christmas, with my Parents, Brother, Cousins and friends.. I decided to carry this tradition on for my Children, my eldest Daughter is seven years old and she loves spending time playing board games.. Don't get me wrong she also loves her iPad, TV, DVD's and game consoles as much as the next child growing up these days.. But I think it's important families spend quality time together without modern technology getting in the way!...

This year I will be giving her Skribble Head - The fast guessing, draw on your own head game! Can you draw an elephant on your own head in just 15 seconds when you can't see what you're doing? How about a smiley face, a zebra crossing or a bunch of grapes? This fun-packed, hilarious, fast-paced game provides hours of entertainment for the whole family and makes a hilarious after dinner game! All players have to do is guess what is being drawn, correct guesses win chips and the player with most chips wins the game! This is a great family game that draws on creative skills whilst being a lot of fun for everyone! The game is best played with three or more players; and is ideal for those over the age of 8 years, priced around £14.95.
My Daughter has such an inquisitive mind and is constantly asking questions and telling me facts she's learnt at school, so thought this would be perfect - Kids Trivia Plus 3rd Edition - A tin stuffed with trivia, Puzzles, riddles, the world around you and things they don't teach you at school - Hours of fun for children with this attractive tin filled with 300 colourful cards with trivia questions, fascinating facts and actions. A tin full of fun to keep the kids entertained! Age: 7+ Kids Trivia Plus is the fun trivia game created especially for children, priced around £9.95..I know she will enjoys hours of fun playing these games and will keep us occupied on Christmas day and stop us watching all the repeats that are usually on TV..
I also decided to pick this activity for my Nephew who is Three and totally OBSESSED with Thomas & Friends... He also enjoys scribbling on walls.. So when I saw this I knew it was George in a box! Thomas & Friends Activity Tablecloth - Young fans of Thomas the Tank Engine will love this fantastic Activity Tablecloth. The huge double-sided pre-printed tablecloth is full of illustrations to colour as well as lots of activities such as mazes, word finds and dot-to-dots to help to keep children entertained. This giant tablecloth comes with 5 washable markers and is fully washable so it can be used time and time again, it is suitable for ages 3 and over, priced around £15.00

What Games will your Family be playing this year?

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Look Fantastic December Beauty Box 2015

If you are not yet aware of what the Lookfantastic Beauty Box is, it's a monthly subscription service, that delivers to your door a great selection of delux brand samples and travel sized beauty treats, for just £15 it always offers great value for money and a chance to sample some of the best products and brands in the beauty industry. 

The first item out of the box this month is from Eve Lom 50ml Morning Time Cleanser. This cleanser is a lightweight rinse-off balm that cleanses the skin of makeup and dirt without stripping 
moisture. Papaya fruit enzymes help brighten and gently exfoliate while carrot oil nourishes and stimulates collagen production. Suitable for all skin types, this is a product which is designed for those on the go because you massage it straight onto dry skin and leave for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. A great skin care product to revive you from all the late nights you have partying! (Value £14)

The Wet Brush Squirt intelliflex bristles glide through hair effortlessly and the ultra-soft polytips SoftTips make this brush ideal for sensitive scalps and also provide a massaging action. This brush helps you to detangle with no pulling, tugging or pain to leave our hair healthy with no split ends and less breakage. I was really happy to find this in my box, it's a product I've had my eye on, I also love the colour! (Value £8)

Great to add that extra oompff to your festive make up. Eyelure Double Lash in No.156 Exaggerate - Described as being big and beautiful, these double-layered effect lashes are handmade, 100% natural and reusable. (Value £6.95)

Lord & Berry Pailette Glitter Eye Pencil - Pailette is a classic black eye pencil which is infused with glitter, perfect for blinging up your Christmas look. (Value £5)

A brand I'm not familiar with Codage No.3 Radiance & Energy Serum 7ml, Described as being a genuine elixir of cellular replenishment, this serum is formulated to detoxify and restore brightness to lacklustre skin whilst helping to erase signs of fatigue. To be used on a morning and/or evening onto cleansed skin using your fingertips. I'm looking forward to testing it out. (Value £17)

Last but not least I got a 100ml Molton Brown Showel Gel in Japenese Orange, I love this brand it 
feels and looks very luxurious, the scent is perfect for me a gorgeous subtle citrus scent with a little musk. (Value £6)

I’m really happy with December’s box, providing a great selection of products and fantastic brands. A perfect Christmas box there are some great luxurious products, with a touch of sparkle and party glitz! including two full sized products and the others being generously sized deluxe samples.
The Lookfantastic Beauty Box costs just £15 per month, inclusive of postage, or you can sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month discounted subscription. You can unsubscribe anytime you wish.
What do you think about this month’s selection? Are you happy or disappointed with the December box? 


Monday, 30 November 2015

L'Oreal GlamBronze La Terra Bronzer

It was this summer’s must-have bronzing powder with a tribal print!

L’Oréal Glam Bronze La Terra, created with silky micro pigments for a soft, natural looking tan. It’s a bronzer you’ll always want to wear, combining a luxurious velvety touch and totally addictive summer fragrance, to create a sensual, glamorous summer. It is a bronzing powder that can be used for both face and body. Formulated with fine film technology, the bronzer is light wearing and allows the skin to breathe. It's also smooth in texture and contains a blend of ochre tones and micro-dispensed light pigments to perfectly mimic the effects of a sun kissed look, giving the skin an instant glow.

The colour pigmentation is gorgeous and it's lasting power is extremely good. It stays on all day and adds a lovely, naturally sunkissed glow, due to the small flecks of glitter in the powder. Although it does lean to a warmer undertone, so use a light hand to give you a bronze glow rather than oompa lumpa!.. A great bronzer to add a summer glow to these miserable dark winter days! You can pick it up for £12.99 but it's usually included in 3 for 2 offers in certain stores.

What products do you reach for to brighten your winter?