Beauty Boxes,  Look Fantastic,  Subscription Boxes

Look Fantastic October 2016

I’m introducing a new subscription box this month, Look Fantastic. Well, it might not be new to many of you, but I have never tried it before.

20161011_133142_llsSo winter is fast approaching and the weather is certainly getting colder. It’s about that time when I switch up my skin care routine to compensate for the colder, harsher weather that can dry out my skin.

I thought I would also swap up my subscription boxes and try out some new ones that I have never had before. The first of those is the Look Fantastic beauty box.

So, let’s take a look and see what Look Fantastic have to offer for this month.

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Firstly, I love the packaging of this months box. A pale pink box with the words ‘and relax’ faded over the lid and on the reverse it says ‘sometimes we just need to take a little time for ourselves’. Which is what this box is all about. Relaxing and taking some time to yourself.

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The first item in this months Look Fantastic is this Oskia Renaissance Mask. The name, Oskia, is derived from Ancient Greek and means ‘delivery nutrients and beauty. I have always wanted to try Oskia but have never gotten around to it. This mask is the Editor’s pick and it is also an award-winning mask too. This mask is designed to unclog pores, deep cleanse the skin and leave your complexion looking radiant. It smells absolutely gorgeous but that is probably because it is infused with a blend of fruit acids that include Passion Fruit, Grape, Lemon, Papaya Enzymes and Grapefruit AHA’s. These gently exfoliate the dead skin & impurities away and in turn decongest the skin. It also has Prebiotics which help protect the skin against environmental stress and damage.


I love the packaging of this Polaar Genuine Lapland Cream. It just screams, winter, Christmas, snow, festive, to me! It contains Polar Berries (who knew that was a thing?!) Blackberries and Lingo Berries and can be used even on sensitive lips. It contains no Parabens, fragrance or colour. This will not only nourish your lips, keeping them soft but will also protect them against the environment. It’s a very thick balm because it took some squeezing to get it out of the tube. It does have a taste but does really moisturise the lips. I have to admit, despite it not having fragrance, the taste is quite strong to me and I didn’t find it very pleasant. Shame, because it’s a great balm.


I’ve never heard of Alterna before, so their Caviar Moisture Intense Treatment is new to me.It smells really lovely and is a pre-shampoo treatment. That is definitely new to me. It contains Caviar Extract which will help smooth frizzy hair. I can’t wait to try this because I have the remnants of a beach wave perm and my hair is a little on the frizzy side straight after washing. You just massage it into your hair and leave it for around 5-15 mins, rinse off then shampoo and condition as normal. Voila, beautiful sleek hair.


Infused with a blend of Epsom Salts, Lavender, Arnica and Mandarin, this Mio Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak will help sooth sore muscles. It will also create an atmosphere of relaxation too. You can really smell the relaxing Lavender in this bath soak. It has a very fresh, herbal scent which I am sure would really help to relax and refresh you after a long day, ready for a good nights sleep.


This gorgeous Laura Gellar Pour Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner is in a Pinky Mauve shade, Cabernet. It has Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E which will help condition your lips, perfect for this time of year. It says it is feather-proof and transfer-resistant and should keep your lips looking gorgeous all day long. It goes on really easily, very soft; not harsh like some lip liners can be. It dries within seconds too. It was resistant to firm rubbing but how long it would last, I’m not sure. It’s promising though.


Lastly, we have this Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel. The Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C contained in this will immediately help to brighten your skin; leaving it glowing. It also contains Indian Fig which provides protection against free radicals, plus it works to decongest the skin too. It smells quite lovely, fresh and very citrus, like orange and lemons. It did cause a slight tingling sensation when I tested it on the back of my hand. Nothing significant though I would of course advise a small patch test on your face before using it all over, especially if you have a sensitive skin. You apply this on a clean face, gently massaging into the skin, then leave for up to 10 minutes. Afterwards simply rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.


Also included in October’s Look Fantastic was the October edition of Elle magazine. I can’t honestly remember the last time I even bought any magazine. I found this quite a nice treat to just sit and flick through the glossy pages.

Overall Thoughts

20161011_132011_llsThis is the first time I have subscribed to Look Fantastic and honestly for the money it is a fantastic box. I really loved it. I’m not sure what their boxes are usually like but if this is anything to go by, then I will be keeping this one for a while. I liked that I received quite a few skin care items too. The Oskia Renaissance Mask is the stand out product for me from this box. I can’t wait to try it out.

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I really like that it comes with an informative information booklet too. The whole feel of the box is a little more ‘up market’ shall we say.

Where Can I buy It?

You can sign up for Look Fantastic by  clicking the banner** below:-

It costs £15.99 (inc p&p) a month if you pay on a monthly basis. You can save yourself some £££s if you sign up for 3, 6 or 12 months though.

**This banner is an Affiliate Link, if you prefer not to use this, please use this link instead – Look Fantastic Beauty Box





Sarah loves creating beauty content but also writes about health & lifestyle. She has several chronic illnesses that impact her life in many ways. It's made her a big mental health advocate.