Beauty | Look Fantastic 'Christmas Edition' December Beauty Box #LFBeautyBox

The highly anticipated December #LFBeautyBox has landed this week. As Look Fantastic counted down to Christmas with their three months of limited edition boxes, I wanted to share my thoughts in the final in the collection. With a value of over £80 for only £15, it was a beauty box I didn't want to miss...

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.

A Lord & Berry Pailette Glitter Eye Pencil in 'Black' (£5) was a pleasant surprise in the box. Having heard the name float a round the bloggersphere for some time, I'm thrilled to be getting on board with the brand. The sample-sized liner is just as glittery as the name suggests, in an understated kinda way. I live for sparkle, so you can bet I'll be rocking this glitter liner through-out the festivities in December.

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.

15 comments

  1. This looks lovely and I really love the look of that eye pencil - nice and sparkly for the festive season! Definitely a treat I'd love to arrive over Chirstmas! x

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  2. This box looks so good and a Molton brown goodie inside fab!! Such amazing value for just £15!

    gillmclaughlin.com

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  3. I love the Molton Brown and the Eve Lom cleanser, but the rest of the box is, yes perhaps, a lottle bit less impressive.

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  4. Oooh, the radiance and energy serum sounds great - I have really dull skin after a long period of illness so could do with something to give me a lift. Will you let me know how it goes?

    C xx
    http://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've been using it daily and so far, I'm absolutely loving it. It's a real treat for the skin! I'll definitely let you know once I've been using it a little while longer xxx

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  5. I want to try Codage I have poor health and am tired all the time so this might help me feel more alive lol! I think I will stick to my tangle teaser too lol.

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  6. Your photos have me all heart eyed emoji! I'm so curious about the carrot oil in the Eve Lom cleanser!
    Jodie, xo // jodie loue

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    1. That's so nice of you to say, thanks Jodie! Me too, I turned to Google to find out about all the benefits. We'll see how the cleanser goes and I may delve into the world of carrot oil in skincare! xxx

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  7. I used to be a big fan of beauty boxes but not sure they're worth the money. I just seemed to accumulate a lot of sample sized products that I never really used! x

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  8. I love Molton Brown stuff, the body wash sounds lovely x

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  9. Ooh the codage serum sounds fantastic and just what I need! I've not had a beauty box for years and now I feel I'm really missing out!

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  10. The box is fab this month, and I love the mini Wet Brush xx

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  11. The west brush looks amazing!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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  12. I love love love the sound of the glittery eyeliner ^_^ p.s you take gorgeous pictures. X

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