This month I opened my Look Fantastic Box and the first thing I thought was “Wow, this smells good”. For those who don’t know, Look Fantastic is a monthly Subscription box that is from the UK and costs $19 per month. I signed up for an annual subscription and although I still pay month to month, I receive the subscription for $16.
Each month you get five items generally travel sized but occasionally full sized. What I like about this is that I tend to receive brands that are not in a lot of US based subscription boxes. I find this subscription to be a nice way to try out brands that I have never heard of or heard of but never really seen or tried out. This month is Eco Month for Look Fantastic and each product was chosen to go along with this theme.
The first item out of the box was a reusable Gentle Facial Buffer made by the ecologically responsible brand SO ECO. The product is all natural and the packaging is 100% recyclable. I really like these kinds of buffers although to be honest I don’t use them on my face. I tend to use them on my body as I find them a little too harsh for the skin of my face. It is relatively soft, but still, I think this is more of a body product for me. And There is even a body wash in this box for me to use it with.
The second item in the box is the item I smelled when the box was first opened. It spells amazing. It is the Rituals Ritual of Jing. It is actually an exfoliating body scrub, which I absolutely love. At the moment I am using another Rituals body product. It’s a foaming cleanser.
Once I’ve used that up (it is nearing the end of the product) I will roll this into the bath time line up to try out There wasn’t a specific reason listed as to why this is considered for the Eco Friendly box, but it is a great brand that I love using and I am looking forward to testing it out. I’ll make a note about it being eco friendly though so when I do get around to testing it out, I can do my research on that and hopefully come up with more information. For now I just know that it smells fantastic. I also love that it is a good size. With body products so often the sizes are one or two uses. This one is large enough that I can use it for a while and truly get a feel for the product which I appreciate.
The next item in the box was the Balance Me Pre and Probiotic Cleansing milk. I have tried many Balance Me products. While they always perform excellently, for me the scent is what causes me to not want to buy the full size. Hopefully this will work as well as all of their other products and smell fantastic to boot. I always have high hopes for Balance Me products. So I have my fingers crossed for this one.
The fifth item out of my box this month was the ESPA 24 Hour Replenishing Eye Moisturizer. ESPA is a brand that works well and I have never had any scent complaints with. The products always perform beautifully for me and I am always happy to have another eye cream on hand.
To be honest, I actually like the sample sized eye creams almost better than the fill sized ones. Full sized eye creams tend to come in jars, but the samples come in tubes. With the tube you can dispense a tiny amount without exposing the rest to air and without having to dip your fingers in the pot. Plus you really only use a little bit of product with eye creams so the samples usually last a long time. I am very happy to have an ESPA Eye cream ready and waiting for its turn to be used.
There was one sort of cosmetic item this month and it is the Dr. Lipp Tint. It is 100% natural and pigmented with red radish. I have tried the regular Dr. lipp before and absolutely love it. It is amazing on really dry chapped lips. I can’t wait to see how the tinted version works. What I find interesting is that this is another one of those products that works better almost in a sample size than the full size. The sample sized is perfect for lip use. The full size is almost too large. At least with the regular Dr. Lipp Nipple balm. As Dr. Lipp is something I tend to keep in my purse all winter long, I am looking forward to giving the tinted version a try and perhaps extend its use out of the chapped lips repair category.
And finally last, but certainly not least is the Philip Kingsley Styling Finishing Touch. It is a hair product and it is designed to fight frizz. Until I started getting this subscription, I had only heard of the brand, but never seen it in real life. It just simply wasn’t sold where I was looking. Or if it was I didn’t see it. I’ve recently been using a leave in conditioner from the brand. It performs beautifully but is a little too coconut-y for me. Hopefully this comes with a different scent to it. I am looking forward to getting a chance to try this one out.
So that was my June Look Fantastic box. Personally I think this was a pretty good month. Look Fantastic always tends to go a little heavy on the skin care, but I am happy they balanced it out with body care and a hair care item as well and quite frankly I am looking forward to using all of the products that arrived this month. It wasn’t a flashy sort of month but each of the items are ones that will see a lot of use.