You know, although I need a Beauty Box subscription like a hole in the head, I still get it anyway. I’ve tried others and found that Look Fantastic’s Beauty Box is generally my favourite. This isn’t an ad, I buy and pay for this myself. I have a rolling subscription for £15 per box plus postage.
But I don’t think I’ve done an unboxing post before so I thought I would give it a bash when my February Edit arrived. So if you don’t want to find out what’s in this month’s box, look away now!
This month’s colour is a nice orangey-peachy colour – it’s nice to see something bright because at time of writing the weather where I am is FOUL.
Does anyone have suggestions as to what to use the boxes for? They’re nice quality so binning them seems a shame but I’ve got stuck at using them to organise drawers or cupboards…
Magnitone Wipe Out Swipe Eco Friendly Makeup Remover Pads (pack of 6), £15
The link in the title here is the for the full-size pack of six, but as you can see from my photo only two were included in the box. I’m perfectly happy though as I previously received a microfiber cleaning cloth from the same brand in one of the boxes a few months ago.
I’m not likely to turn vegan any time soon, but making small changes to be a bit kinder to the planet is always a good idea and ditching disposable cleansing materials is one of the simple changes you can make. You can use these even without a cleanser and pop them in the washing machine every now and again to keep them clean. Win.
Oh interesting point by the way. At time of writing a pack of six is £15 but three packs of six are £30 – in case there are any enthusiasts out there.
Bubble T Strawberry Macaron Hand & Body Butter
Interestingly, I can’t find a link to this product on either Look Fantastic or Bubble T’s website. Also Beauty Box don’t seem to want to list the prices in the accompanying booklet but if you’re interested body lotion on Bubble T’s is listed at £3.99.
I mean it’s fine. It doesn’t leave a sticky residue and has a sweet smell. Like everyone else in the world at the moment I use hand cream a lot more than I have previously. Would I buy this? Probably not, I think the target would be 14 year-olds, not the likes of me
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel £55 (full-size price).
I’m actually new to the Elemis bandwagon but I’m fully on it so I’m delighted to see it in this month’s delivery. I’ve never tried a peel before either so this should be interesting. This is a 15ml size with Elemis I find a lot goes a long way. Like everything I’ve experienced from Elemis, this smells lush.
Eyeko Galactic Lid Gloss in Zodiac, £15 (full-size)https://www.eyeko.co.uk/galactic-lid-gloss/12116307.html
I was so disappointed when I saw this because I thought it was a teeny tiny tube of lip gloss. BUT two things have made me much happier – firstly it’s by Eyeko which is my new favourite mascara brand. Secondly is although this is a sample size, I’ve already discovered that a little goes a very long way. The colours great. Apparently I’m supposed to go for warm tones so the copper is perfect for me. I’ve been wearing it for half a day and not only is it still there, but the glitter isn’t irritating my eyes (contact lens wearer, it can be a real problem.
Illamasqua Beyond Veil Primer, £34 (full-size)
I forgot to put this on under my makeup today but I can’t wait to use it. I know Illamasqua is the name in dramatic makeup but I’ve never used anything of theirs. It feels like jelly and the videos on the Illamasqua site show it being mixed in with foundation before application. Think it could be good.
I know acids are the best-thing-in-the-whole-world-ever in skincare at the moment but I’m never sure about them. I really don’t get on with hyaluronic acid at all – it dries and irritates my skin. But still I’ll give this a go once. I quite like the price point for this brand although I don’t know a lot about them.