Lookfantastic Beauty Box November unboxing

lookfantastic november beauty box what's inside

Guess what?

Lookfantastic’s new beauty box is here! I just received it and I thought it would be fun to unbox it together. I’ve actually never tried lookfantastic’s beauty boxes before, so it’s also the very first box for me.

Actually I haven’t tried that many beauty boxes anyway. But since lookfantastic* is one of my favorite stores, I was eager to see how their boxes are. Based on this box, I’m pretty impressed.

And excited! Receiving a surprise beauty box is thrilling. And nice. I think I’m starting to get the whole beauty box thing now.

 

Box received as pr.

Lookfantastic November Beauty Box – what’s inside?

The theme of this month was ‘Dark Wonder edition’. How suitable – talk about darkness in November. It’s been pitch black in Helsinki and I’m still getting sleepy at 3 pm. But enough about complaining about the inevitable (=winter in Finland).

Let’s see what we got.

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lookfantastic november beauty box

ELLE November issue
Ah, yes! I love reading women’s magazines in English. This alone was the nicest surprise!

BUBBLE T lookfantastic Dark Wonder Bath Bomb
This bath bomb smells delicious even through the packaging. Too bad I don’t have a bath tub. But – next time we’re at a hotel or at an airbnb, I’m taking this with me. Because we always choose a room or an apartment with a bath tub.

REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream 15ml
I’ve tried a face cream from REN before and I loved it. It felt like a really good quality product. So I’m very happy with this. A calming cream sounds perfect right now, since the cold is starting to affect my skin. What I like about REN is that they mostly use natural ingredients and they don’t use ingredients that can possibly irritate skin or clog pores, like silicons, mineral oils or synthetic fragrances.

ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml
I’m all about chemical exfoliants and I’m serious about exfoliating my skin weekly. And I love gentle products. Papaya enzyme is a good gentle exfoliant and I’ve tried products containing it before. So this should be good.

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey sample size
A beautiful gold highlighter that feels smooth on the skin. It’s quite pigmented and gold, so I think I will prefer using this as an eyeshadow. This is my favorite makeup product from this box.

Contour cosmetics lipstick, Juju
I’ve never heard of this brand, so it’s nice to try something completely new. I love the packaging! This lipstick is matte and supposed to be kiss-proof and last all day. Nowadays I’m not a huge fan of matte products, but we’ll see if I like this.

mellow Precision Pen Eyliner
A classic black eyeliner with a pen-like tip. The color was really black and intense, which I like. And the packaging is nice.

You can find all the products at www.lookfantastic.com*

lookfantastic beauty box november makeup products swatches
Swatches of the Contour cosmetics lipstick in shade Juju, mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner and Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey.
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CONTOUR cosmetics lipstick in Juju on the lips.

 

That’s it for November’s box. What do you think of the contents?

One box costs 19$ and if you subscribe, it’s cheaper. For example 3 month subscription is 18$ per box and 12 month subscription is 16$. Already in this box you got your money’s worth, since the lipstick alone costs over 20 $.

Order your Lookfantastic Beauty Box here*.

 

 

The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar – Week 2

 

Week 2 of the Beauty Secret Advent Calendar is here! So far I’ve been so happy with the contents of this calendar and I’ve already used up some of the products I got last week.  Let’s see what I got from the 7-11 boxes.

Box 5 – MOROCCANOIL Treatment The Original 25ml
Everyone knows Moroccanoil probably. And so do I. I’ve tried this oil before and it’s amazing. It has a lot of silicones in it which is good for dry hair. In hair care products I don’t mind the silicones. The oil in the product is argan oil – which is my favorite oil for my skin and hair. This one I didn’t open ’cause I have so many other opened hair products and oils at the moment. But this is good and I can’t wait to use it!

Box 6 – MONUSKIN BB Cream Illuminating Primer 25ml
I’ve never heard of this brand and at first when I opened the box I was a bit disappointed. The product looked really boring but I was happy it turned out to be a primer. It has a SPF 15 which is good and it doesn’t contain parabens (I’m sensing a trend here). The funny thing I noticed when looking at the ingredients is that the second ingredient is zinc! It goes like this: Water, Zinc, Silicone +tons of other ingredients. I’ve already tried this and I think it does give a beautiful base and surprisingly it’s more matte than illuminating. It’s really sticky which makes the foundation stick to it well. It lasted well through my 10km run too. I like this primer and will continue using it!

Box 7 – NUDESTIX  Lip & Cheek Pencil in Mystic

I’ve wanted to try this brand so this product was perfect for me. Again I love that the shade is nude so that it goes well with everything and suits everybody. It comes with a sharpener which is good ’cause not everyone has a sharpener for this kind of wide pencil. NUDESTIX has matte pencils too but I’m happy that this one isn’t – it’s not as drying and it has a beautiful sheer finish. This is my favorite product for this week.

Box 8 – REN Revitalising Night Cream 15ml

Okay, some of these products look really dull at first but they end up being awesome. I’ve actually heard of this brand – or seen adverts of it. My skin doesn’t usually take well new products, especially creams, but somehow it has loved this! Again there’s a big list of ingredients it doesn’t contain (parabens, mineral oil, synthetic colorants, silicons..). Apparently REN products never contain those things. I did some research and I’m really impressed with their products and their INCI- lists. This product is actually anti-aging, but my skin has been so dry it welcomed this with open arms. I want to try more REN products in the future – maybe something more suitable for my skin type though.

Box 9 – Ojon damage reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum 15ml

I already got the Moroccanoil so I wasn’t too happy about this.. On the other hand I do use a lot of hair oils or treatments so I guess hair products are good for me. I haven’t had the time to try this and I forgot to pack it for the weekend while I was away so I might save this one for later. I couldn’t find info on this from lookfantastic.

Box 10 – ARDELL Demi Wispies Lashes

Yes to these! There are two lash brands I love: Eylure and Ardell. Ardell’s Demi Wispies are a classic. You can see me wearing them for example here. I love lashes that have invisible or almost invisible lash band and these are like that.

Box 11 – Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask 50ml

This might be one of those products I would have never picked but be glad at the end of trying it. I wouldn’t know though, ’cause I just came home from my weekend trip and opened the box about two hours ago.. Anyway this is a hair mask that is free from parabens, silicones, SLS or colorants. (Now there’s definitely a trend here!) I opened this just to smell it and I have to say I hate the scent – it’s too heavy for me. This or the Ojon Serum was the most disappointing product for this week.

Are any of these products familiar to you? Which is your favorite? 

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