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TSNC Advent Giveaway: Lookfantastic Bundle! #TSNCxmas #LFXmas

Posted on December 11, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a great weekend? Today’s advent giveaway is brought to you by the fantastic, Lookfantastic! One of my favourite online beauty stores, Lookfantastic have you pretty much covered for anything and everything beauty, skincare and hair related –

Founded in 1996, lookfantastic is the original online beauty retailer. Having grown into Europe’s number one destination for beauty, the site offers a wide range of luxury products, member rewards and amazing beauty exclusives, such as the lookfantstic Beauty Box.

Here’s what’s up for grabs today –

As usual, you can enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for five days. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post – make sure you come back tomorrow morning for another fantastic giveaway! xxx

Lookfantastic £200 Summer Beauty Giveaway!

Posted on July 21, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I’ve just teamed up with one of my favourite beauty sites, Lookfantastic to bring you a giveaway including over £200 worth of summer beauty and skincare goodies! We’ve got haircare from Moroccanoil and Kérastase, skincare from Eau Thermale Avène, and Elizabeth Arden, and makeup is covered by NudeStix 😀

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From Kérastase, I have the Shampoo, Conditioner and Mousse from the Densifique range, which is made specifically for fine hair –

Kérastase Densifique Bain Densite 250ml (£17.90) – this is a gentle cleanser designed to leave your hair feeling denser and more resistant to damage. It’s enriched with Stemoxydine, a state-of-the-art densifying molecule, as well as containing hyaluronic acid to plump up the hair fibre for a fuller and thicker appearance.

Kérastase Densifique Conditioner 200ml (£20.90) – the perfect partner for the above Bain Densite, this conditioner has nourishing formula that works to improve the texture and fullness of your hair without weighing it down. It’s infused with moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid and Intra-Cylane to hydrate every strand whilst enhancing body, lift and resilience.

Kérastase Densifique Mousse Densimorphose 150ml (£20.90) – formulated with gluco-peptides to help to repair past damage, this lightweight mousse contains hyaluronic acid to give plumpness to the hair, leaving it bouncy and full.

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The last hair product is the brand new Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light Tones 205ml (£14.85) – developed to refresh tired, lack-lustre locks between washes, Moroccanoil’s Dry Shampoo for Light Tones is fortified with ultra-fine starch, to instantly revive hair between washes and banish any signs of odour, product build-up or grease, it also has subtle violet undertones to balance brassiness in blonde hair.

On to skincare now, I have a trio of fantastic new Eau Thermale Avène products in the prize bundle –

Tolérance Extrême Soothing Cream 50ml (£15.00) – specially developed for hypersensitive and allergic skin, this Soothing Cream targets redness, itching and tightness. With a hydrating formula, the lightweight cream gently moisturises skin, whilst delivering long-lasting comfort and shielding skin from environmental stresses.

Tolérance Extrême Mask 50ml (£15.00) – this intensely soothing and calming mask for all skin types give skin an instant boost of hydration. It contains a combination of seven skin friendly ingredients to leave skin comfortably nourished. The formula is enriched with Avene thermal spring water, known for its anti-irritating benefits, and glycerine, a plant based moisturising agent that locks in hydration for long-lasting relief.

Tolérance Extrême Emulsion 50ml (£15.00) – this is a light, soothing and hydrating daily moisturiser formulated to mimic the way the skin naturally keeps itself hydrated, soft and supple. It contains only six essential ingredients to leave skin feeling nourished but not stifled, allowing it to breathe.

And from Elizabeth Arden we have the Prevage City Smart SPF 50 Hydrating Shield 40ml (£55.00) – this is a moisturising lotion with a hydrating, anti-ageing formula to protect skin from pollution, UV rays and visible signs of ageing. This lotion expertly shields skin from harmful UV rays with 100% mineral broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, and supports the skin’s natural repair process to help strengthen and protect from free radicals. Anti-Pollution technology creates an invisible barrier to help prevent the penetration of harmful toxins, and its sheer, universal tint and optical diffusers leave skin with a smooth, radiant appearance.

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Onto beauty now, there are two fantastic Nudestix products in the prize bundle –

NudeStix Lip And Cheek Pencil (£24.00)  this multi-use pencil can be used as a lip liner, lip colour and cheek cream. It provides excellent colour payoff, blendability and coverage that will last for hours. As well as looking great, the NudeStix pencil will also nourish your lips and skin, packed as it is with shea butter, vitamin E and peptides.

NudeStix Blur Pencil (£24.00) – this is basically a wonder-primer, in pencil form! It minimises the appearance of fine lines, creases and crows feet, as well as diminishing visible pores. The formula has a slightly waxy texture, that expertly ‘fills in’ furrows and disguises imperfections to create a more even base for make up. Infused with plumping hyaluronic acid alongside soothing, antioxidant vitamins E and C, this pencil effortlessly gives skin an immediate ‘soft focus’ finish, so your complexion appears smoother, firmer and virtually flawless.

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I hope that all sounds good to you?? 🙂 The giveaway is open internationally, and will run for three weeks. All you need to do is enter via Rallflecopter below – good luck! xxx

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LookFantastic July 2016 #LFSummerLovin Beauty Box

Posted on July 14, 2016

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Hi Guys!

LookFantastic’s latest beauty box has just arrived, and as expected it’s full of fantastic beauty treats! Let’s take a look inside the box –

  • Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 6 – mini size, worth £9.25.
  • This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up Moisturiser, 20ml worth £15.00.
  • Kebelo Silk Anti Frizz Cream, 15ml worth £5.97.
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Golden Shimmer Oil, 10ml worth £3.80.
  • BellaPierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink, full size worth £12.99.
  • MiTi Hair Ties x3, worth £4.95.
  • Elle Magazine, handbag size, worth £4.10.

Total value of box – £56.06.

Ok so starting with the stand out product here, which is of course the Benefit Goof Proof Pencil. Now I already have this, so I know it’s a fantastic product, and out of the few new Benefit brow products I’ve tried, this was easily my favourite. My only slight niggle here is that I’ve received shade 6 in this box, which is the darkest colour and almost black, so unfortunately it’s not suitable for me. I’m not sure if LookFantastic are giving everyone a shade 6 or if it’s a random selection. I know I’ll be able to give this to one of my friends though who will be very happy to use it!

The This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up Moisturiser is a fantastic sounding 3-in-1 product, it promises to even, plump and brighten the skin, whilst acting as a mask, moisturiser and a primer all in one handy tube. The formula contains repairing plant oils as well as caffeine to erase signs of fatigue and make your skin look radiant – I’m looking forward to trying this out.

Next the Kebelo Silk Anti Frizz Cream – this is perfect for tackling unruly frizz, and it’s enriched with Quinoa, Amaranth and Chamomile to smooth and revitalise hair. It also contains Argan and Jojoba oil, to leave hair nourished, shiny and silky, as well as a unique heat protector and colour lock shield to protect the hair, whilst still sealing in richness.

The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Golden Shimmer Oil is one of Nuxe’s most famous products – it’s a multi-use dry oil that gives a golden shimmer to your face, body and hair. The oil contains a cocktail of six precious plant oils (borage, St Johnswort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut, and macadamia) to nourish, repair and soften face, body and hair, leaving skin velvety soft, and hair supple glossy and full of volume.

The BellaPierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink is a multi-use stain for cheeks and lips that’s both easily blendable and buildable. The stain can be applied sparingly for a subtle look, or layered for more intense finish, and you can use it as a lip balm, or on the apples of your cheeks for a sheer veil of colour.

And lastly the MiTi Hair Ties – this set of three hair ties has been designed specifically to be gentle on hair, leaving no indent, yet staying sturdy throughout the day and providing perfect hold. They’re also ideal for wear during sleep, as the ties are super gentle, reducing head stress for long-lasting comfort.

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The LookFantastic beauty box costs from £11.25 per box (depending on your subscription preference) and it’s available now at LookFantastic.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Lookfantastic February 2016 #LFLoves Beauty Box

Posted on February 22, 2016

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Hi Guys, happy Monday!

I’ve got the latest beauty box from Lookfantastic to share with you today. This is the #LFLoves Februaury edition, and it’s packed full of beauty treats –

  • Monuspa Relaxing Bali Massage & Body Oil 35ml – worth £7.00
  • Bliss Pink Grapefruit & Aloe Body Butter 30ml – worth £3.30
  • Hi Impact Brows Perfector Palette full size – worth £18.99
  • Lord & Berry Matte Lipstick Pencil in Intimacy mini size – worth £5.00
  • KMS California Colour Vitality Conditioner 75ml – worth £4.50
  • Denman Mini Keyring Brush – worth £2.79
  • Elle Magazine (not shown) – March Edition – worth £4.10

Total value of box – £45.68

I haven’t had a Lookfantastic beauty box for quite a while, so it was great to receive February’s box to see if they’re still of the same quality they were when they first started out. This box includes a rather generous six items, and there’s a couple of brands in there I hadn’t heard of before too.

Starting with the new-to-me brands, the KMS Colour Vitality Conditioner is not so relevant to me as my hair isn’t coloured right now, it’ll definitely still get used though! The Hi Impact Brows Palette looks pretty interesting, this is a kind of one-size-fits-all mini palette that contains four powder shades for brows, to suit wether your hair is blonde, brunette, red or black, there will be a shade for you.

The Denman Mini Keyring Brush is super cute, as well as handy – I don’t think I’ll fix this on my keys as I already have way too many keys and bits and bobs on there, but this will be going straight in my bag. I know I’ll definitely use the Lord & Berry Lip Pencil too, Intimacy is a beautiful nude rose colour that will suit most complexions.

The Bliss Pink Grapefruit & Aloe Body Butter smells amazingly fresh and juicy, and it’s perfect for use on any extra dry areas such as elbows and knees, to moisturise and intensely hydrate. And lastly the Monuspa Relaxing Bali Massage & Body Oil, now this sounds right up my street! You just need to find a willing friend, get them to warm the product in their hands and then give you a nice massage – I think I’ll get my other half to try this out on me 🙂 It also doubles up as a bath or shower oil too, so I don’t think this little bottle will last me very long!

Overall this is a great box and I’ll get use out of most of the products. I’d love to hear if you picked up this box and what you thought of it?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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New From Lookfantastic: Beauty Boxes To Suit Your Skin Type

Posted on February 8, 2016

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Hi Guys!

So it’s 2016, and we have a market completely saturated with a never ending amount of beauty and skincare products, so how do you know where to start? How do you know what to buy? How do you know the best product for YOU? Well you don’t, that’s the problem. That’s why many of us rely on blogs and reviews to find out what people really think of these products, so we can decide if they might suit us too.

Having sensitive skin is especially problematic when trying to choose skincare – I should know. And I’m so excited to find out that Lookfantastic have come up with a great idea to help those of us that just aren’t sure which products to choose…

They have just launched three new special edition beauty boxes – but these are not beauty boxes as we know it. These boxes are especially curated by skin type, and there are options for If you have Normal/Combination skinOily/Blemish Prone skin, and Dry/ Sensitive skin which I have.

Each box is £35.00 and contains around £100 worth of skincare products, specifically chosen for your skin type. This is a fantastic way to try out products without spending a fortune, and you may just find the perfect solution for your skin too!

The Dry/Sensitive Edition includes a mixture of full size and trial size products:

  • Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk 200ml (worth £9.00)
  • Gatineau Aquamemory High Hydration Mask 15ml (worth £7.20)
  • Balance Me Radiance Face Oil 10ml (worth £10.00)
  • NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 30ml (worth £38.00)
  • Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré 30ml (worth £13.00)
  • Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Morning Eye Rescue 15ml (worth £18.00)
  • There’s also a very informative booklet included, not only giving you info about the products, but also skin facts and helpful information.

Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk – This light, non-fragranced cleansing milk is designed to remove make-up, dirt and excess oil, without stripping skin of moisture. Its mild, yet powerful formula uses APG Complex to dissolve impurities, whilst hyaluronic acid works effectively to deeply hydrate skin and leave it purified, soft and supple. Gluco-glycerol boosts moisture levels, making this creamy lotion suitable for soothing both dry and sensitive skin.

Gatineau Aquamemory High Hydration Mask – For skin that needs intense hydration, this mask aims to restore skin’s natural barrier, leaving it feeling instantly comforted and more supple. The Aquamemory High Hydration Cream Mask contains Sea Fennel and Brown Algae to help skin retain moisture, and Sweet Almond Oil to intensely nourish.

Balance Me Radiance Face Oil – This award-winning face oil is perfect for transforming dull, dehydrated skin into a radiant, dewy and glowing complexion, whilst also calming areas prone to redness. This skincare hero contains eight oil extracts including Amazonian buriti nut, Camellia and Rosehip Oils to reduce redness, address uneven skin tone and minimise the visible signs of ageing and scarring. The healing blend of Yarrow and Benzoin plus English chamomile work together to plump, soften and soothe the skin with each drop.

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex – Combining twelve forms of hyaluronic compounds, MMHC is the perfect product for plumping up and intensely hydrating dry and dehydrated skin. This advanced serum absorbs quickly to target fine lines and wrinkles,  preventing moisture loss and increasing short-term elasticity to reveal a more youthful-looking complexion. The serum also works to strengthen the skin’s structure, giving a visibly hydrated, comforted and smoother complexion.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – This amazing sounding multi-tasker can be used as a moisturising lotion, primer, face mask and even a make-up remover! It contains essential fatty acids and vitamins to reduce irritation and plump skin, and it’s enriched with nutrients and water to balance skin and promote cell renewal. The lotion delivers a satin film to reduce dryness and discomfort for a soft, radiant complexion.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Morning Eye Rescue – This product promises to instantly soothe and refresh tired and sensitive eyes. Enriched with organic grape water, which is 100 per cent natural, it’s hypoallergenic and oil-free – making it suitable for the most delicate and sensitive skin around the eye area. Morning Eye Rescue also contains white tea extracts to decongest skin, leaving it fresh and glowing.

Well, all these products sound fantastic to me, but I’m especially keen to get started with the NIOD MMHC and the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré  – I need to know if this really can do everything it promises!

I think this box contains a great looking selection of products, and if they actually work for me, my skin will be very happy indeed. Lookfantastic have definitely hit the nail on the head here with their tailored skincare boxes, and I think they’re going to be very popular indeed.

I’ll be trying these products out over the coming weeks so I’l let you know my thoughts on them very soon. I’d love to hear which products you’d recommend for sensitive skin?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Lookfantastic March Beauty Box | Review

Posted on March 7, 2015

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Hi Guys!

You may remember this time last month my Lookfantastic beauty box review started a bit meh, and actually turned out quite positive. I’d originally decided not to buy any more boxes, but by the end of the post I’d changed my mind! Well as it turns out I actually forgot to order March’s box, but then Lookfantastic kindly offered to send me one for review – thanks guys! So let’s see what March’s box has to offer…

  • Cowshed Lippy Cow Lip Balm, 12ml is £5.00 so 5ml is worth £2.91
  • Lord & Berry Eyeliner Pencil, full size is £10 so travel size is worth about £5.00
  • Wet Brush, £7.99
  • NudeStix Magnetic Colour Eyeshadow Pencil, £24.00
  • Bliss Fatgirlslim, 60ml £10.40
  • Caudalie Polyphenol Anti Wrinkle Serum, 30ml is £35 so 10ml is worth £11.66

Total value = £61.96

This looks like a really interesting box, with a good variety of products so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in! One thing I wanted to mention though is the card you get in the box gives the value of the products, but it’s not always accurate, so for example it says the Cowshed Lip Balm is worth £5, but that’s actually the 12ml full size version, and the same goes for the Lord & Berry Eyeliner, they say it’s worth £10, but they’re referring to the full sized product, rather than the half size travel version you get in the box… just thought I’d give that a mention.

Anyway, this box contains six sample and full sized products covering makeup, skincare, and hair. I’m loving the variety! I’ve got lip balms coming out of my ears at the moment, but you can never have too many, right? The Cowshed Lippy Cow Lip Balm contains essential oils of linden blossom, rose geranium and ylang ylang. I’ve used it a couple of times and it’s actually a pretty decently balm!

The Lord & Berry Eyeliner Pencil is again another great product, the formula is super soft and silky and it glides on the eyes without tugging – the only thing is it does smudge easily, so this pencil would be great for a smokey eye look, but if you want a clean line, I wouldn’t try it with this pencil.

The Wet Brush is a tool for detangling thick curly or straight hair, wet or dry. My hair is very fine, so this doesn’t really appeal or apply to me – but the mini sized brush is a handy spare to keep in my bag. The next item is the Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color Pencil, I’ve never heard of Nudestix before and seeing the price tag is £24.00 I was very interested to try this pencil out. The formula appears to be a smooth, creamy pencil, that applies easily but then surprisingly sets really well too, and it actually doesn’t budge. I’ve tried this out on the back of my hand and on one eye (I’m multitasking ok!) and it really doesn’t move, even with rubbing! This pencil is also advised for oily lids, so if you have a problem with your eye makeup smudging and sinking into creases, you should definitely check the Nudestix pencils out.

Bliss Fatgirlslim is next. I’m not really sure what to make of the name to be honest, but this is a body firming cream that is supposed to make skin feel firmer and more toned with use. It’s a thick cream with a slightly minty scent and contains caffeine as it’s active ingredient, which I’ve read is supposed to ‘make fat cells shrink’. Hmm, this sounds very unlikely to me! I think you’d need to use this product every day for at least a few weeks to get an idea if it works or not, but you’d need at least another one or two of these small 60ml tubs to trial for that length of time.

And lastly the Caudiale Caudalie Polyphenol Anti Wrinkle Serum. I’m a big fan of serums so I’m glad I have another one to add to my collection! This is an anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle concentrate that blocks free radicals whilst moisturising and plumping the skin. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid and olive squalane, and in time promises visibly brighter skin and reduced fine lines and wrinkles. I’m looking forward to giving this a proper try, and I’ll report back soon!

Well I have to say I’m actually really impressed with March’s box, it contains a great range of products, most of which I’ll definitely use, so it get’s a big thumbs up from me!

Have you tried any of Lookfantastic’s beauty boxes? I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Lookfantastic Beauty Box October | Review

Posted on October 8, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I’ve just received my second Lookfantastic surprise beauty box! Yay! Just in case you haven’t heard, last month Lookfantastic jumped on the beauty box bandwagon and started selling their own beauty boxes on a monthly basis. Each one is £15 and a complete surprise so you don’t know what you’re getting – but you’re guaranteed to get six items covering skin, hair, cosmetic and body products. There’s no subscription service available as yet but I’ve been told they will be setting one up soon.

You can read about September’s box – here.

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This is what I received in October’s box –

  • Korres Citrus Shower Gel 50ml. A 250ml bottle is £9.00, making 50ml £1.80.
  • KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry Spray 75ml. A 200ml bottle is £11.45, making 75ml £4.29
  • Balance Me Facial Expression Filler 15ml. This is full size, £22.00.
  • This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray 5ml. A 75ml bottle is £25, making 5ml £1.78
  • Loreal Pro-Keratin Refill Correcting Care Shampoo for Damaged Hair 100ml. A 250ml bottle is £10.99, making 100ml £4.39
  • Loreal Pro-Keratin Refill Correcting Care Masque for Damaged Hair 75ml. A 200ml pot is £13.99, making 75ml £5.24
  • Gatineau Collagen Expert Ultimate Smoothing Cream 15ml. A 50ml pot is £54.10, making 15ml £16.23.

The total value of this box comes to £53.93. I know it’s not all about the value but I like to know I’m getting my money’s worth, right!?

I have to say though, I do actually think I prefer my first box – and I’d also like it if the boxes were less focussed on hair care. Some makeup would be great too! (Hint hint Lookfantastic) I’m a bit disappointed with the This Works Pillow Spray, as this was also in the first box, so now I have two of them. The Korres shower gel smells pretty standard too, but I’m happy with the other products. At the end of the day though it’s only £15, which I’m happy to pay to get a box of beauty surprises! I think I’ll go for next month’s box too, and if I’m not totally satisfied I’ll make that my last one… I think 🙂

*Update* Ok it’s just been pointed out to me that the September box had the original This Works Sleep Spray and this box has the Plus version, so they are in fact different! 🙂

So what do you think? Did you get this box? Do you think it’s worth it? xxx