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Look Fantastic Beauty Box - August 2016

30 August 2016

My second last Look Fantastic Beauty Box has arrived and I gotta say, I'm excited that these won't be arriving any more. I'm sick of them.



This box contains 6 items, one of them full size, the others deluxe samples.

Bloom & Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Spritz - Sample size 40ml, approx value $10.38
A face spritz that claims to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles and transform dull, fatigued skin in to radiant and bright skin. At best it's just a toner.

Ren Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist - Sample size 9ml, approx value $6.22
This is some sort of barrier mist, it's supposed to shield your skin from pollutants to combat fatigue, breakouts and toxins. It sounds a little gimmicky to me.

Renu Lip and Eye Active Cream - Sample size 7ml, approx value $27.72
A lip and eye cream that claims to stimulate collagen and firm the skin while helping to banish under eye circles.


Balance Me Congested Skin Serum - Sample size 7ml, approx value $12.91
Natural spot fighting treatment.

Percy & Reed Wonder Balm - Sample size 30ml, approx value $12.45
Has a really fancy description for what sounds like a smoothing serum.

Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm - Full size 10ml, RRP$8.22
Lip balm.

Approximate value of contents: $77.90

I'm not particularly excited by this box, it's a little bit like deja vu every month. Next month I will be wrapping up my yearly sub with a run down of what a years worth of Look Fantastic boxes consists of!

To find out more about the Look Fantastic Beauty Box check out their website here.

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Marie Claire The Parcel Ageless - Spring 2016

25 August 2016

I've had my most recent Marie Claire The Parcel Ageless box arrive and I'm always a little bit excited about these boxes, they have the potential to be awesome and often feature a nice array of products from brands ranging high and low on the price scale.



This particular box is for Spring 2016 and contains 4 full size products and 4 deluxe samples.

Elizabeth Arden City Smart SPF 50 Hydrating Shield - Sample Size 5ml, approx value $11.12
A moisturiser, SPF and barrier cream in one. A little bit hesitant about this since I'm prone to breakouts from SPF but considering it's just a small sample I'm happy to give it a go.

Palmolive Oil Infusions Body Moisturiser - Full Size 200ml, RRP$5.99
Body lotion with a jasmine scent, will whip this out in the warmer weather.

Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless - Full Size 50 sachets, RRP$96.80
A hydrating microcream that helps to plump the skin and minimise the appearance of pore and fine lines temporarily. When this comes out of the sachet it looks really thick but melts when it comes in to contact with the skin, it has a slight cooling effect and sets on the skin leaving it feeling firmer and tighter, not sure how it goes under makeup just yet though.

L'Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur Day Cream - Full Size 50ml, RRP$34.95
A day cream that claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, pores and wrinkles. Will be passing this on to mum since it's more suitable for her age group and I know she likes the product.



OPI Nail Lacquer in Red Lights Ahead.. Where? - Full Size 15ml, RRP$ 19.95
Another OPI polish to add to my collection! I will admit OPI isn't the best when it comes to wear time for me but it's a brand I enjoy so I'm pleased to find this in the box.

Philosophy 3-in-1 Cleanser - Sample Size 30ml, approx value $3.75
We're all familiar with this cleanser, makeup remover, cleanser and toner in one.

SK-II R.N.A Eye Cream - Sample Size 2.5g, approx value $24.83
An eye cream that 'promises' to strengthen the skin and reduce sagging and the appearance of wrinkles. Will try be cause I'd like to avoid that stuff for as long as I can.

The Body Shop Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Cream - Sample Size 5ml, approx value $3.43
Night cream with a fancy name.

Approximate value of box contents: $200.82

Overall I'm quite happy with this box, I will use everything plus mum scored a face cream (she was pretty pleased with this, said she had run out).

To find out more about Marie Claire The Parcel Ageless you can check out this link here (not affiliate).
A single box will set you back $29.95, seasonal subscriptions (pay as you go) will bring the box down to $25 each and a yearly subscription is $90 (pay up front) making each box just $22.50.

What do you think of the Marie Claire The Parcel Ageless Spring 2016 edition?

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Maslow & Co - New York Edition | August 2016

19 August 2016

My favourite beauty box has arrived! This time Maslow & Co are featuring an array of products from New York.



The items you'll find in your box are:

Stiks Cosmetics Lipsticks - Full Size, RRP $19.90
I gotta say, this lipstick is pretty cool, I struggled to work out how to use it without reading the directions but the brain got there eventually. The cap flips off but stays attached to the tube and the product twists up in the traditional way, I love that this can be grabbed, applied and put away with one hand so I can touch up my lipstick while I'm holding my coffee, no need to find a place to rest my cup!

Dermadoctor Kakadu C Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pad - Sample Size x3, RRP $13.39
Pre-soaked exfoliating wipes that use AHA's and Ferulic Acid to break down and remove dead skin. You could almost consider these single use masks since you swipe it on and rinse off after 1-3 minutes!

Eir NYC Active Body Wash - Full Size 236ml, RRP $33.25
Designed to give you a little pick-me-up in the morning with a gorgeous rosemary scent and olive, jojoba and coconut oils to hydrate the skin.


Eir NYC Fresh Eir Deodorizer - Full Size 59ml, RRP $29.25
A deodorant, hand sanitiser and clothing deodoriser in one! Has a lovely scent of sage and uses witch hazel and alcohol to sanitise.

Mullein & Sparrow Rose Hydrosol - Full Size 30ml, RRP $26.58  
(OR Mullein & Sparrow Body Oil, same size and value)
Hydrating rose facial mist that can be used under makeup, over makeup, on freshly cleansed skin as a toner or even as a linen spritz!

Essential Apothecary Bright Toothpaste - Full Size 45ml, RRP $20.60
OMG it's a natural toothpaste! I'm super pumped to try this. I've always been curious but hesitant to purchase something like this because I'm always concerned that if I don't like it I'll be annoyed that I made a bad purchasing decision, the fact that it has been 'chosen for me' totally takes away those feelings (this is how crazy people justify their spending habits). Totally can't wait to get in to this!

I also found a bottle of Mauli Grow Strong Hair Oil in my box, I'm not sure if this is a bonus that has been put in some boxes or if I'm just special (I'm going with the latter because who doesn't like to feel special, huh?).

The Maslow Maven gift for this month is the La Sante Traveller Candle, it retails for $24 and I'm annoyed that I forgot to make sure I qualified for it this month. If you sign up or you're already receiving boxes, don't do what Hailey did, because you'll miss out on an awesome extra.

Total Value of the box (excluding Mauli Oil and La Sante candle): $142.97 

If you're thinking about signing up to Maslow & Co they have a little promotion running. Subscribe to Maslow & Co. (either Bi-monthly $58 or annual $318) and go in the draw to WIN 1 of 5 SOLD OUT New York Beauty Box. Entries close 31 August. The winner will be announced 1 September and contacted via email.

Be sure to use code JUSTNYC

To find out more about Maslow & Co you can check out their website here.

If you are receiving the Maslow & Co boxes don't forget to share your contents on Instagram and use the tags #imwithmaslow and #maslowandco to go in to the running to win a beauty haul valued at over $120

And finally, if you've read this far then you should know that the next box is going to have a Korean theme which means K-Beauty and OHMYGODI'MSOEXCITED. Proof Below.



Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

Look Fantastic Beauty Box - July 2016

17 August 2016

My next Look Fantastic Box has arrived!



This Works - In Transit Focus Camera Close Up. Sample Size 20ml, approx value $32.00
Primer and moisturiser in one, apparently one of Victoria Beckham's favourites. Smell heavily of lavender so I'm going to give this one away.

Benefit - Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil in 06 Deep. Sample size 0.11g, approx value $13.58
Was so excited to find this in the box, then I opened it up and saw it was black. Another sample I can't use.


Nuxe - Huile Prodigieuse Or. Sample Size 10ml, approx value $6.59
Nuxe's famous all rounder oil with a hint of glistening bronze shimmer.

Kebelo - Silk Anti Frizz Cream Serum. Sample Size 15ml, approx value $13.99
I think the name says it all, a leave in, frizz fighting hair cream.


Bellapierre Lip and Cheek Stain. Full Size, RRP $19.99
Lip and cheek stain in a pink colour. The cap on mine was loose when I pulled it out of the box so I won't be keeping it.

Miti Hair Ties. Full Size, RRP $8.66
Very similar to Invisibobbles, little curly hair ties that hold the hair well without snagging.

Approximate value of box $94.82

To find out more about the Look Fantastic Beauty Box you can check out their website here.


Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

BEAUTY NEWS - 1K Giveaway! + Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Items


When Kat and I realised we were well on our way to 1K subs on YouTube we got to brainstorming giveaway ideas, we even reached out to you guys to find out the type of thing you would like us to giveaway, we had a flood of ideas but we really wanted to make this one special, we wanted it to be a little bit personal, like a gift you would give a friend, something we loved and thought you would love too.
We'd planned to do a video on our Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Items at some stage and after discussing the items we wanted to feature we figured it would be a great selection of goodies to giveaway. Fast forward a few weeks and here we are, Beauty News' 1K Giveaway!


This prize will contain 7 items consisting of your choice of our favourites, so let's take a look at the options..

Kat's top 5 drugstore makeup items are:


  • Revlon Colourstay Foundation
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
  • Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip in Warm Nude & Natural Nude
  • Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 05 Ole Flamingo
Hailey's top 5 drugstore makeup items are:

  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless
  • Maybelline Instant age Rewind Concealer (medium is the best)
  • Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder
  • Natio Eyeshadow Palette in Bloom and Earth
  • NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in Snow White
Winners will receive a selection of the items show here including your choice of:
  • Maybelline Fit Me or Revlon Colourstay Foundation
  • Maybelling Fit Me or Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
You then get to choose your shade of:
  • Natio Eyeshadow Palette in Bloom or Earth
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip in Warm Nude or Natural Nude
The final items in the prize will be:
  • Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder
  • NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in Snow White
  • Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 05 Ole Flamingo
So if you want a chance to win the Beauty News 1K Giveaway prize pack simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. Some entries are mandatory, the rest are optional for extra entries.

We do have a few rules though:
  • Competition is open World Wide
  • You must be 18 or over or have your parents permission to enter, if you win we will need your postal address, so make sure it's ok with Mum or Dad first.
  • All entries will be checked and verified, anyone found to be doing anything dodgy will be disqualified.
  • After the winner is drawn the notification email will be sent out, please try to respond within 24 hours or another winner will be drawn. If for any reason you know you will not be able to respond to correspondence on the competition close date (out of town, scheduled maintenance of internet, whatever) please just shoot either of us an email so we know, we will be more accommodating for situations like this.
  • Please be aware that the email will be sent to the address that was use to sign in to the Rafflecopter widget, we highly recommend using your main email address to avoid disappointment. Please know that your information is safe with us and we would never sell or use your email address for personal gain
  • Prizes will be shipped to your nominated postal address at our own cost.
  • Check the Rafflecopter Widget for entry close date.

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

BEAUTY NEWS - August 2016 | Part 1

12 August 2016



TOO FACED








ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS



JEFFREE STAR


VISEART



URBAN DECAY


KYLIE COSMETICS














PAT MCGRATH





REAL TECHNIQUES



CHI CHI





TATI


COVERGIL & HARD CANDY


INSTAGRAM & SNAPCHAT



BEAUTY BAY




Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..