I have tried a few beauty subscriptions in the past. I signed up to Glossy Box when it first came out, and did really enjoy the excitement of getting new products to try every month. Then they started adding postage and the products seemed to become more like a box of ‘Testers’, so I cancelled it.
However, in the past few months I’ve noticed that people having been raving about the ‘Look Fantastic’ beauty box (www.lookfantastic.com). So I thought I’d give it another whirl and see what all the fuss was about. It’s slightly more expensive at £15, but looking back through previous boxes, the products looked good and varied. So I took the plunge and ordered it.
Here’s what the box looked like when I opened it (titivated for the photo so you can see all the products). One first glance if I’m honest I was a little bit disappointed, I was hoping for something with a bit more of a wow factor. The January and February box looked amazing, but I felt a little bit let down with what was inside. However on closer inspection there were some interesting (and rather eclectic for a beauty box!) products.
Here is a run down of the products:
Balance me revitalising hand and body wash
I haven’t tried anything from the Balance me range, so am intrigued as to what this is like. It's sulphate-free, and in the past I haven’t been overly impressed with sulphate free products (I know they are better for you, but they just don’t seem to lather as well as other sulphate containing products and I do love a good lather!) I’ll give it a whirl and let you know what I think.
CB12 first class breathe
A mouthwash? In a beauty box? I can honestly say I was a little surprised at this one, although I guess fresh breath is always great. It doesn’t matter how fabulous you look, no one likes talking to someone with a bad case of halitosis! It looks interesting and the little bottle is very cute. Karl has used CB12 before and says it is good, just on the expensive side.
Korres Milk Soap
I was a little disappointed not to receive the shampoo, as I heard good things about it, but I received the milk soap. I am not a big fan of soap cleansing as I have dry skin and I always find they seem to dry it out even more, but it says it's not drying, so will try it and it would be useful for travelling as it's nice and small to fit in your toiletry bag.
Inika eye pencil - Black
I love a good black eyeliner, what right-minded beauty lover doesn’t! I’ve never used Inika products before, so, excited to try this product. This is probably the product I am most excited to try out of the whole box.
Tigi Bedhead manipulator
I like a good hair product, but not sure how I’ll get on with this one. I opened the pot and it was very sticky in consistency. I don’t like products that overload my hair as I hate washing it, so I try to go as long between washes as possible and the best way I find to do this is to not overload it with product. It may be useful for when styling my hair for evenings out, so will use it for that, but I’ll admit I think Karl may be getting this product.
Forza Multivitamins for dieters
Again, another rather bizarre product for a beauty box, but I will definatley give these as shot. I am quite impressed you get a full 30 days worth of pills and they seem to have come at just the right time for me as I’m starting to really up my fitness regime and healthy eating. I’ll let you know how I get on with these and if I’d recommend repurchasing.
Well that’s it in a nutshell. Like a said a bit of a strange mix of products but I’ll be trying them out (if not for anything else just to get my £15 worth!) I don’t know if I would get the Look Fantastic beauty box again without waiting for the product reveals, although the excitement of not knowing does add something to the unboxing. I might try a different one next month and let you know what I think. I am not completely converted to receiving one again regularly, but it did renew my love of receiving new products to try. Overall I think they are a nice little treat once in a while but I don’t think I would get one every month. I’d rather save for a luxury product I know I want to try and that I will defenitly get some use out of.