The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar – Week 4 & full review

I can’t believe Christmas is almost over and there’s no more surprises in the mornings to open! I’ve loved this Advent Calendar from look fantastic. It was my first ever beauty calendar and it was the perfect gift for myself. My mini reviews and first impressions on all the earlier products that I got from the calendar can be found here: Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3.

Let’s see what the last week brought me:

Box 19 – Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 7ml
How did they know I was in search for a new eye cream? Or that I’m running out of it. This eye cream is 99% natural so all the better. I like this a lot! Doesn’t irritate my eyes and gives them enough moisture. Works under makeup too.

Box 20 – REDKEN One United Multi-Benefit Treatment 30ml
Okay, another hair treatment product.. Why do I have so many open already? I just couldn’t open this yet.  I love the packaging though and I trust Redken as a brand. Will definitely use this later as soon as I use my older ones, boring!

Box 21 – dermalogica daily microfoliant 13g
I’ve heard a lot about dermalogica but have never tried anything from them. It’s about time! Or not just yet – ’cause I have the same case with the exfoliants at the moment as I do with hair products (#beautybloggerproblems). Anyway –  this is a powder exfoliant that you use with your wet hands and create a creamy paste. You’re supposed to massage it for a minute and then rinse. So it’s really quick – which is great for impatient people such as myself. This doesn’t contain any synthetic perfumes or colorants which is great.

Box 22 – Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash 100ml
Body washes are great when you think about it. They are an easy way to bring luxury into your every day life. I was excited at first when I opened this box. I love the packaging with this and almost don’t want to use it because of that.. But no, that’s not the reason I’m not gonna use it. This one I’m giving to my man. Don’t let that pink color fool you: This is definitely for men. My nose thinks so, anyway.

Box 23 – OLEHENRIKSEN clean truth cleansing cloths (10 cloths)
I don’t use cleansing cloths regularly but I use them every once in a while. Or basically when I’m feeling lazy and just want to remove the most of my makeup quickly. These smell amazing (vanilla?) and do the job. These will get to travel with me to Lapland!

Box 24 – look good feel better Eye Shading Brush
There’s never enough eye shadow brushes. I love them! This one is soft but dense and I already see it in my top five eye shadow brushes. Look good feel better is also supporting women with the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

Box 25 – Illamasqua Eye Shadow Palette Look Fantastic
I waited the calendar for an eye shadow palette! I don’t know why I wanted one and had a feeling there might be one in this calendar (especially when the makeup products before were all for eyes, lips or cheeks) but I’m so happy this was in the last box! I’ve wanted to try Illasmasqua products before so again my prayers were heard. This palette is exclusive and named Look Fantastic. It contains four eyeshadows: Servant, Tango, Terra and Vernau. Three of them are mattes and only one is shimmer. These colors are perfect and my favorite is that greenish brown. The pigmentation and the texture in these are amazing.

Here are swatches with and without flash.

All together I am extremely happy with this calendar and the products. It was definitely worth the money. There were so many bomb ones like Pixi Glow Tonic, Moroccanoil, Rituals Body Cream, Foreo Luna Play and REN Night Cream. Not to talk about the grand finale – the Illamasque Palette! Of course there were some products that I wasn’t so excited about but I didn’t hate them. The Pillow spray (got it in the first week) for example is actually quite nice and I like it even though I wouldn’t have bought it. Then again most of the products were mini sized so it’s okay if I don’t love them.

I’m definitely gonna it again next year.

Countdown to Christmas

Guess what’s here?

That’s right – it’s the Christmas calendar from lookfantastic! And it’s huge and beautiful and it’s mine!

This year I decided I wanted a beauty calendar for Christmas and I searched all the internet for the perfect one. This one got all the praise and since I’ve ordered from lookfantastic before and I like their brands I pre-ordered this baby. I’m so excited. I love Christmas and this was the perfect present for myself. These are the moments I’m glad I’m grown-up and get to spend my money where I want (which is beauty obviously). This calendar includes different brands and products for makeup, skincare and hair. I know that it includes some full sized products as well as travel sizes.

It cost about 90 € but it’s worth about 300€.  I haven’t spoiled the surprise so I don’t know what it includes yet – I look forward to opening the boxes not knowing what there might be. If you want to see what it includes be sure to follow me on snapchat (charkkueve). I will open the boxes and show every day what the box includes. I was also thinking of Instagram or blogging about this though I’m not sure if I should post about the products weekly or just at the end of the month? What do you think?

#LFAdventCalendar

P.S. This calendar was sold out earlier but apparently it’s now available again! Be quick if you want yours. Link (not affiliate).