Look Fantastic is one of those beauty box subscriptions that I look forward to receiving every month. Of course some months are better than others. Last month was a truly fantastic month. In fact I enjoyed it enough that I signed up for an annual membership instead of keeping it month to month.
The month to month membership is $19 per month. If you sign up for a year you still pay monthly but the cost drops down to $16. I thought the box was worth it at $19, I am thrilled to only pay $16. Oh and if you do sign up for this box (either subscription) the cost is total, there is no shipping charge and if there is tax it is rolled into the cost so it is just a flat $19 or $16. I know before I sign up for a subscription I like to see how it will affect my budget so I run the numbers through before committing, and knowing about tax and shipping helps, so hopefully you find that helpful to.
This month’s box was very interesting actually. I was actually on the phone with my mother when it came in so I unboxed it while talking to her. The first Item I took out was the AHAVA Mineral Dead Sea Mud Soap. My mother adores anything AHAVA while I have generally found that my skin likes the products but they aren’t ones that I absolutely love. She actually tried this bar and unsurprisingly she loved it. So I will be leaving it unopened and sending it to her in an Easter care package I am sending out.
I will also be sending her the package of First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance pads. I tried and used an entire jar of them a while back. I liked them but they weren’t my favorite. I find I generally prefer the Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads to the First Aid Beauty ones. She was happy to give them a try as well so into the mail we go.
The rest of the box I am keeping and will use. The first item that is remaining with me is the Brushworks Eyebrow brush. In general I dislike dual ended brushes but I make an exception for eyebrow brushes because the spoolie doesn’t get its bristles crushed if it is placed on its end.
Plus while I have eyebrow brushes I was looking for a thin angled brush I could use with the Eyeko Galactic lid gloss and I think this may actually work. Since it is an eye brow brush it is thin with stiff bristles so I may try it with that and just play around with the metallic shades. I’ll have to report back once I see how that goes. When I went to look for the individual brush, I couldn’t find it but I did find it as part of a rose gold set that retails for $14.55 on All Beauty. It is a nice looking set actually. The brushes are good quality so if you are looking for a simple set you might want to check it out. It has the brush, spoolie, flat packing brush, and two types of tweezers. Oddly none of the brushes are double ended. They are all single. Personally I rather like the tweezers. I have been looking for a pair of the really fins point ones for a while. I couldn;t find this particular brush on it’s own, but for $14.55 it is a nice set.
There was one makeup item in my box this month and it was the Lottie London AM to PM retractable eyeliner in black. At the moment I have several eyeliners open, some almost used up, so I will wait for a bit before opening it and using it. I recently tried a Lottie London powder, my first item from the brand. While the powder seemed nice, the holes were almost impossible to get the product out of. I may doctor the lid just so that I can more fully try the product. I have no idea what to expect from the liner. So it will be a surprise when I get around to it.
I am not entirely certain what to expect from the Polaar IceSource Ultra Moisturizing mask but as everything I have tried from Polaar has been really nice, I expect this will as well. I am still in the dry skin section of my year so I will be trying this out on Friday to see how it performs.
Likewise I will be testing out the Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear seed oil, possibly this Saturday on my usual hair mask night. I am actually very curious to try this mask. I tired the sea salt mask from the brand but found that my jar had too many large salt crystals to make it through my hair effectively to the scalp.
My hair was silky soft from the formula but as it was a scalp mask I felt like I was missing out. I talked to a few friends who also tried the mask at the same time and they didn’t have the same issues. Their salt crystals were much finer, so I think it was just my jar. I have secured a second jar to try out and hope that it has smaller crystals. Since this isn’t a scalp scrub I just have to see how the formula works with my hair on this one. As the other formula was good, and I have friends who rave about the brand, I have very high hopes.
The final item in this months’ box is the Bloom and Blossom Wonder Worker Multitasking balm. It can be used on the lips or any other skin that is dry. I usually keep a lip balm on my desk. I recently finished a Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip Balm in Lemonade (they are my go too lip balm brand actually) and I recently opened the Bali Balm to try out. I can already tell you the Bali balm will not be replacing the Jersey Shore Cosmetics in my affections. Since I wash my hands so much I have started keeping hand cream at my desk as well. The skin around my finger joints has been getting very dry lately. It might be because that’s where the skin bends a lot as well as being overly washed and hit with hand sanitizer. I don’t know. However I think I may try keeping this Bloom and Blossom on the desk for a while and see if it does anything for the extra dry bits.
While I am passing along two items unopened, one I have already tried and the other I know will be loved. I don’t actually mind passing them on I am actually looking forward to trying out the other five items in my bag. This month isn’t quite as spectacular as last month, but it is still a really good box. I am looking forward to trying out all of the products.
I was thinking about ordering the Limited edition Mother’s day box from Look Fantastic, but it has already sold out. The limited edition Easter egg (not to be confused with the Glossy Box Egg) is still available. It costs $75 with a retail value of over $220. I went looking and the items look fantastic. It includes products from <a href="http://<a href="https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-9275903-14361596" target="_top">Shop Erno Laszlo</a>Erno Laszlo, Molton Brown, <a href="http://<a href="https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-9275903-14345400" target="_top">These beauty steals are the prettiest pick-me-ups.</a>Chantecaille and 111Skin. You can follow the like to see the full details as well as some (if not all) of the products. I am seriously tempted. I also know I need to make a decision quickly before it sells out.
I’m still kind of bummed about the Mother’s day box being sold out as I was going to send it to my mother. I might just go with a gift card from The Art of Tea. I give her the subscription as a gift for her every Christmas and she enjoys it all year and I know she makes a list of her favorites. A gift card will let her pick out some of her favorites, or maybe a new teapot.
She’s kind of funny with teapots actually. She uses her mother’s brown glazed earthen ware one (even though she now uses and electric kettle to heat the water), but I always catch her eyeing the more modern glass infuser ones when she thinks no one is looking. I might just go ahead and pick one of those up for her so that she’s saying she is only giving it a try because it was a gift. I might say that it is for non-caffeinated teas as I am pretty certain that no matter how clean she gets her teapot, it has been used to make black tea for so many years you could probably just add water and leave it over night to find you had tea.
But the tale of the magic teapot is for another time. At the moment I am happy with the contents of this month’s Look Fantastic box and I am thrilled there are even a few items I get to share. This month there was also the first spoiler for next month in the pamphlet and next month subscribers will be receiving the Avant Pink Orchid Subtle Restoring Overnight Serum. While I didn’t like the eye cream from Avant, most of the other products I’ve tried from them I have really enjoyed. I haven’t tried this one and am very much looking forward to giving it a go. In addition, this month’s brochure was really nice as well. Some months I flip through them and think okay, fine, This months I really liked the short article on PHAs which I knew nothing about and need to look into more. Even better was the article about The Eve Appeal and the signs and symptoms of gynecological cancers. It was well worth reading making the pamphlet inclusion an excellent addition to the box this month.