The Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (£14) instantly caught my eye. Mainly because I've got mixed feelings about the brand after trying out the balm cleanser. The texture of this rinse-off cleanser is balmy but it feels a lot softer and lightweight compared to it's skincare sister. It promises to brighten, decongest and minimise pores without stripping the skin, while carrot oil helps to stimulate collagen production. They're some bold claims that I'll be definitely putting to the test. Becoming somewhat of a skincare geek (a very new one, I might add) the whole carrot oil thing intrigues me.
A welcome addition to my skincare shelf is the Codage No 3 Radiance & Energy Serum (£17). As I suffer from a chronic illness, erasing signs of fatigue is somewhat a dream to me, however, that's exactly what this serum promises to do. Described as a genuine elixir of cellular replenishment, the ultra-concentrated serum's bold claims do not end there; it's detoxifying, moisturising, anti-aging and protective. I've applied it once and oh my, it smells delicious. Without getting to giddy, I feel like I instantly noticed a difference in my skin. It felt smoother and looked as if it had been plumped from the inside. Special.
Eylure Exaggerate No 156 Eyelashes (£6.95) didn't go unnoticed in my box. A thickly lashed style with delicate tips for a deep but diffused look. Yep, that'll do. The lashes came paired with an applicator, a beauty tool I've never used before but as the party season is approaching, and I'll most definitely be wearing the lashes, I'll tuck the tweezers away and give them a whirl.
Adding a touch of luxury to the bathroom is the Molton Brown Body Wash in 'Coco & Sandalwood' (£6). It's a posh body wash, with a hefty price tag. But it smells delicious with it's blissful coconut fragrance lingering a round post-shower. Winner.
Finally, and a little disappointingly in this special edition of the box is a Wet Brush Squirt (£8). Maybe I'm being a little biased because it's bright bloody yellow (I definitely am) but I don't think this brush is the finale everyone eagerly awaited during the build-up to the Christmas special. Okay, it gently brushes out tangles and it's super flexible bristles do work effortlessly at minimising breakage and split ends. But it's aesthetics aren't that of beauty. Aside from being a blinding shade of yellow, it's not a brush I'm going to ditch the Tangle Teezer in my handbag for, no.
I'll admit, upon opening this Christmas edition of the #LFBeautyBox, I did feel a little let down and not very festive. For me, I don't feel like I got the bang for my buck but the skincare treats I did get, helped soften the blow. I think Look Fantastic can do better, and hopefully they will.