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Friday, 12 September 2014

Look Fantastic Beauty Box #LFBeautybox

Look Fantastic Beauty box #LFBeautybox
Look Fantastic Beauty box #LFBeautybox

Amazing brands, Fantastic Box, Lacking in excitement?

I'm not going to lie. I wasn't blown away. In fact I may be the only person so far that is slightly, slightly disappointed with the #LFBeautybox?

I've tried three out of six products contained in the surprise box and two of the three that I hadn't tried were a shampoo and conditioner. That left only the Jurlique product to be enthusiastic about. I wanted to write a great review on a fantastic selection of products that came with a fun and worthy surprise element however I'm left wondering if the element of surprise is what left the box lagging slightly?

You see I had high hopes. The contents of the box were a huge secret right up until delivery day when the blogger world went crazy posting about what the box contained. There were no spoiler's, no clues.  It was all kept hush hush. By keeping such a secret, the surprise and anticipation as to what was in the very first Look Fantastic Beauty Box was huge. I was expecting fireworks jumping out of the box along with colours and a nice variety of products.

What the box did contain was an amazing brand selection. From well known and higher end brands that many people love very much and others who will get to try them out for the first time. If these products are new to you then the box will be much more desirable however for me personally there were no fireworks, no eye catching colours and not much variety.

I'd have liked there to have been a bigger "wow" factor upon opening considering it was the first box. Having said that I believe that the box is worth every penny and I have already pre-ordered October's offering in hope that there will be a different assortment of products.

Contents of the #LFBeautyBox in order of favourites first.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum. 15ml.
A brand that I have heard much about yet to try any products. The most exciting item for myself as it's completely new to me. A nice sized item to truly see what the product has to offer.

Kérastase Nutritive Shampoo and Conditioner. 80ml & 75ml
It's hard to say whether this is my second favourite as a shampoo and conditioner isn't anything overly exciting however it's another brand that I haven't yet had a chance to try but again heard so much about. I guess I'm finally glad that I'm able to give it a go but still I can't shake off not being excited about them.

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. 5ml
I love this spray. I was lucky enough to pick up the full sized in a sale once so since I have this it's nothing new yet a great product. It's a small sized item although there is plenty in to give it a good trial and will do nicely for travelling.

Caudalie Divine Oil. 15ml
Again love the brand however not the product. I've tried a sample sized Divine Oil before that I received in a Birchbox and whilst I wanted to love it ever so much I was left disappointed and reverted back to my usual oils. I love other products by the brand but this wasn't for me.

St Tropez Bronzing Mousse. 50ml
St Tropez is my go to self tan. I use it. I love it. Why my least favourite item in the box? I have plenty of self tan left over from Summer. I like to tan but I'm not an all seasons tan kinda girl. I like to tan for special occasions or for wearing shorts and skirts but not for everyday and I can't help feel that it wasn't the right time to put self tan in a beauty box? It's coming up Autumn. A few month ago and this would have been a perfect sample to include but I simply feel that unless you're a huge tan lover then this may be left sitting until a more convenient time? I may be wrong but just personal opinions.

Like I said, I wanted to love this box and for it to be everything I had hoped but for me it just wasn't a winner. For others it will be an amazing box and I think that like most surprise boxes it's just a matter of opinion. I'm not going to give up on Look Fantastic's offerings yet though and I would like to try a further few boxes to really get a feel for what they are offering. In terms of beauty boxes and compared to others on the market I think it's a great box and the brands included really help to shoot this up there with the best on offer at the moment.

You can pre-order October's box here at Look Fantastic which will be released 4th October. I'd be quick if your interested though as September's box flew out of stock pretty fast. 

What did you think of Look Fantastic's first box? Have you pre-ordered October's?

Lots of Love

1 comment:

  1. This is such a good review, & loveee your photography xx