This month’s Look Fantastic beauty box contains 6 great hair and beauty products, a couple of which I really like and will probably continue using, all valued at a total of just over £41. It was nice to receive a variety of different cosmetic brands this time that I hadn’t yet tried since the last few beauty boxes have had items from pretty much the same brands.
Contents of the Look Fantastic August 2015 Beauty Box:
Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist 1.8ml – Worth £0.46
Even though you only get a tiny sample which is a fraction of the full sized mist, this is probably my favourite product in the box. A quick spritz of this neroli and rose-scented face mist toner really does refresh the skin and lift the spirits as it promises on the packaging. It is supposed to purify and hydrate the skin and contains healing waters from Budapest to give firmer, suppler and younger looking skin. It is a great pick-me-up mid-afternoon when I get my usual afternoon energy slump as it is refreshing and really wakes me up!
Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder (Snow Flake) – Worth £7.79
This is a great little pot of shimmery eyeshadow, it is long lasting and doesn’t crease or fade and the snow flake shade that you receive is brilliant for highlighting the eyes and giving a subtle shimmer that is a great look for the day as well as the night.
Rimmel London Wonder’Full Wake Me Up Mascara (Black) – Worth £7.99
(This item won’t be found in all beauty boxes this month as you may receive an alternative product from Rimmel – either the Scandaleyes XX-Treme Volume & Length Mascara, Provocalips or Wonder’Full Mascara with Argan Oil)
Rimmel is a brand that I grew up with and is an affordable makeup brand that I used to use when I was a student. I haven’t used their products for years so it’s nice to see how they’ve updated their packaging and range in line with modern makeup trends. The Wonder’Full Wake Me Up Mascara is a decent mascara that actually does lift your lashes and doesn’t clump when applied although the brush is a little big and clumsy to use. Even though it is not waterproof it lasted all day without smudging too much and seems to withstand sweat and humidity just as well as my usual waterproof mascara.
Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth 30ml – Worth £16.50
This highly acclaimed cleanser comes with a specially woven muslin cloth and removes daily dirt and impurities whilst decongesting, softening and toning the skin. It contains clove oil which helps keep skin clear and eucalyptus oil which helps to drain away toxins. I found this cleanser to be great at removing any last traces of makeup as well as being gentle on my skin without leaving it feeling dry. The muslin cloth works well with the cleanser because it helps to exfoliate the skin leaving it soft, toned and smooth and more receptive to my daily facial care products.
Alterna Caviar CC Cream 25ml – Worth £6.74
This is a leave-in hair product that’s supposed to deliver 10 benefits including providing hair with more moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, UV protection, manageability, strength, anti-breakage, heat protection and hold. I’m not a fan of hair products and don’t use them as they tend to weigh my fine hair down especially if they are in a cream or gel form so I gave this to a friend who is delighted with it and says that it smells amazing and makes her hair feel super soft as well as smooth and shiny and makes her thick hair more manageable.
Beauty Works 10-In-1 Miracle Spray 50ml – Worth £2.40
This spray promises to give hair multiple benefits in just one spritz including eliminating frizz, nourishing the hair, replenishing oils, restoring shine, detangling, conditioning, preventing split ends, enhancing natural body, repairing dry damaged hair and protecting against heat. It can be used on wet hair to detangle before styling or on dry hair as a styling creme and is supposed to be perfect for people with hair extensions too. I tried out this product when my hair was wet and blow dried and styled my hair as normal afterwards. It left my hair feeling hydrated and light and actually gave my hair a little bit of volume and extra gloss without feeling greasy. It also smells great and makes you feel like you’ve just stepped out of the salon!
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