January 2018 Look Fantastic Beauty Box Review!

Hey everyone! Today’s Mommy Minute is going to be a review of the January 2018 Look Fantastic Beauty Box subscription!

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Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that includes at least 6 hand-picked items along with an issue of Elle UK magazine. It costs $19.00 a month, or $16.00 if you choose an annual subscription, which can be paid for monthly.

This month’s theme is Beauty Forward.

January is all about starting the year fresh and clean – take the time to discover all the beauty tips to recharge, reset and reinvent your skincare regime and beauty stash. Discover new brands like Sampar, new products and new beauty tricks – bring on 2018, we are ready for you!

ELLE UK magazine.

I love that they include this magazine in each box. I love reading through British versions of my favorite magazines, so this is always a nice treat for a bit of Mommy time throughout the month.

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum, $10.82.

A lightweight serum that will make your skin look flawless. Especially good on combination skin, it will get rid of all your imperfections and will keep your skin hydrated and glowy. Kanuka oil a good natural antimicrobial and anti-bacterial that will clear congestions, while eucalyptus will calm any rednesses and inflammations. Can be applied AM and/or PM on clean skin as a first step of your skincare routine. Use it during summer as a primer to make sure your skin is nice and matte throughout the day.

This is a very thin, liquid-y formula that has a strong eucalyptus scent. It’s incredibly hydrating on my skin, though. I do agree that it helps to keep my skin matte and this is a welcome addition to my skincare routine.

Monuspa Warming Ginger Bath & Body Oil, $18.00.

A spa experience in the comfort of your own house. This body oil has an all-natural and clean formulation with a mixture of ginger, lemongrass and orange, uplifting and awakening, it is the perfect body oil to use in the morning. Apply after the shower on you body or drop a few drops in your bath to enjoy a full & relaxing experience. If you’re seeking some relief after a heavy gym session this oil is the perfect remedy. Apply it after your session where your muscles feel tight and let it work some magic!

I’m not a big fan of the scent of ginger, so the smell of this isn’t my favorite, but it really is a luxe oil. I love that it is multi-use and that you can also use it on tight muscles after a workout. It provides a really nice, warm feeling and I found it have no oily residue.

Espa Pink Hair & Scalp Mud, $10.80.

Give your hair some love and try this intensive treatment. This lovely rose paste will condition and nourish your hair & scalp (always up for a multitasker). Its clean formation is full of good for you minerals and is enriched in Vitamin C, has red clay and Apricot kernel oil – all those ingredients to make your hair look fabulous and scalp feel hydrated.

Apply onto scalp through damp hair and leave it for 20 minutes, rinse well and condition your hair as usual.

For a more intense hydration boost, leave it all night long (we like to sleep in a shower cap when doing so – easy peasy and no damage on your pillow) and rinse thoroughly in the morning.

This is a really interesting concept to me. And the full size of this is priceyyy. The scrub is pink in color and doesn’t have an overbearing scent. I haven’t had a chance to try this one yet, but I’m really excited to. I just have to decide if I want to use it as a 20 minute treatment or an overnight one.

Korres White Tea Fluid Gel Cleanser, $1.64.

Enjoy your morning wash with this gel cleanser that won’t dry out sensitive skin, and will leave your skin refreshed and clean, ready for the rest of your skincare routine. The contents are 88.3% natural and its main ingredient is white tea extract – a natural antioxidant protection and toner for the skin!

Use morning and night, apply a pea size of product on a damp face, clean with circular motion and rinse well.

You can also use it as a makeup remover – it works wonders as well!

I love the Korres brand and they’re cleansers are a favorite of mine. I haven’t tried this white tea version before, but it has a nice, clean scent. It goes on nicely and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and recharged in a way – and just cleaner. This is a definite win for me.

Erno Laszlo Light Controlling Lotion, $4.04.

A skincare regime without a toning step would be like cleaning your teeth without toothpaste. . . a bit useless really. This is why the Beauty Box Team selected the best toners on the market. A selection of 3 toners from the skincare specialist Erno Laszlo, they work on all skin types, so don’t you worry, no matter which one you receive, you will be able to use, even if you have sensitive skin.

For acne, oily and skin with enlarged pores, this toner will gently exfoliate to remove dead skin cells whilst soothing and calming irritations.

After cleansing, pour a small amount onto the palm of your hand and pat into skin.

With this box, you had the chance of getting one of three Erno Laszlo toners: Hydraphel Skin Supplement, Light Controlling Lotion and White Marble Essence Lotion. I’ve tried a couple of these before and they really are some of the best on the market. Erno Laszlo is a cult favorite brand for a reason and these are amazing at making my skin feel refreshed and clean to kick off my skincare routine everyday.

ModelCo 3D Lash Primer, $8.00.

If you don’t have an eyelash primer in your makeup routine yet, then this will revolutionize your mascara application. In addition to conditioning and volumizing, it allows your mascara to stay put all day! It will also maintain the curve, and even enhance by giving some more thickness to your lashes.

Apply it before mascara, don’t be afraid – it will look white but once you apply mascara on top, you will discover thick and voluminous lashes.

When applying the primer, make sure you apply it in a zigzag motion so that all your lashes are primed from base to tip!

This is full size! I am not personally a fan of lash primers, so I haven’t brought myself to try this out yet, but I am seeing some decent reviews online. I normally have issues with them because I find they make my mascara clump and make it almost impossible to remove. Hopefully, this one will be different.

FINAL THOUGHTS: 

I really love this subscription. For $16.00 a month, they supply me with really luxe brands that are normally brand new to me. Most of the products this month are brand new to me, even if they’re by brands that I’ve tried before. I don’t think I can beat that. The information booklet also includes a lot of great information and tips in addition to the product information and I appreciate that.

I paid $16.00 for $53.30 worth of product + the latest issue of ELLE UK.

What do you think of this subscription? What are your thoughts on lash primers?