Sunday, 8 May 2016

Look Fantastic May Beauty Box


My May Look Fantastic Beauty Box arrived very quickly this month, and I have all my fingers crossed that it's better than last month's.  First impressions are promising, with the theme of #HELLOBEAUTIFUL centred around skin and hair care.  As before, I'll write about my initial and final impressions of all of the products after using them for a few days.


Wet Brush Pro

First Impressions
My hair gets very tangled when I wash it; it seems determined to tie itself into a hundred different knots so I'm always willing to try something new!  I do love my Tangle Teezer but we shall see how this compares!
   
Final Impressions
Okay, so this is brilliant.  The bristles are flexible enough that they don't damage the hair when wet but do a brilliant job of detangling.  I really like this, and will definitely keep using it! My Tangle Teezer is still my favourite for dry hair, but when it's a big wet mess, the Wet Brush is the way to go.



Vichy Liftactiv Supreme Day Cream

First Impressions
I've mentioned before how dry my skin is, so I'm always up for trying new day creams and moisturisers.  It's only a 15ml sample but that should be enough to get a decent idea of how it works with my skin.  

Final Impressions
I really liked this product!  It's not the best moisturiser in the world or anything but it left my skin feeling smooth and looking glowy.  It also absorbs really quickly and sat well under makeup.  I'll be using up the whole sample and then it is likely I'll purchase a full size pot!



REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial

First Impressions
My intial reaction to this was to worry that it would get all over my pillow.  I then did some mental maths and realised I need to wash the sheets anyway, so who cares? The formula supposedly brightens and tones overnight, so I'll give it a shot for a few days and see if I can see any difference.

Final Impressions 
I love this!  My worries about pillow transfer were unfounded as it absorbs into the skin within about 15 minutes.  Upon waking my skin was smoother, softer and glowy, so I'm over the moon.  It did tingle quite a bit when applying which made me decidedly nervous that I would wake up with no face, but it turns out it just gave me a better face.  I'll be using up the whole sample and possibly purchasing.



Ioma Paris Optimum Youthful Moisture Cream

First Impressions
This is going to be messy.  I always break pods like this open because I'm a clumsy oaf, so I'll have to try and be careful.  I've never heard of Ioma Paris, but apparently this cream is primarily aimed at reducing wrinkles.  I would have preferred the other variant of Ioma Paris that was available, but I'll see how this one goes.

Final Impressions 
This wasn't as messy as I feared which was a bonus, but I wasn't a fan of the formula.  It's way too greasy and felt uncomfortable on my skin.  It didn't seem to make much difference to my skin after a few days of using, and I doubt I'll even use up all of the pods.


Eve Lom Cleanser and Muslin Cloth

First Impressions  
I've heard the rumblings about the Eve Lom cleanser in the beauty world so I'm interested in seeing how it performs.  There's only enough for one use, but the muslin cloth is reusable so if I like it enough to purchase some I will at least already have a cloth.  Looking forward to seeing if it takes off my makeup! 

Final Impressions  
Okay, I understand why Vogue called this "possibly the best cleanser in the world".  My skin has never been this clean!  There was only enough for one use but I am SO buying more!  My face is soft and clean and just so much better than my skin.  If you get chance, try this asap!


Decleor Intense Nourishing Cocoon Cream

First Impressions 
What am I supposed to with 5ml of cream?  That will cover my face an neck once, twice if I'm really stingy.  I've used Decleor in the past so it's probably great, but 5ml really isn't enough to get a proper feel for a product. 

Final Impressions
Okay, so a little does go a long way with this, probably because the formula is 70% water, leaving my earlier comments looking a little foolish.  I got about 3 uses out of this, which is more than I would have expected.  I found it doesn't do a great deal for me skin; as moisturisers go the Vichy cream was more effective, but the Decleor did sit nicely under makeup.  It's good but not incredible.

Revlon Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment
 
First Impressions  
This is a lovely little leave in hair treatment that you spritz onto wet hair.  It claims to do everything, including heat protection and frizz control, as well as UV protection.  I'm lazy, so anything that reduces the amount of steps in my routine is a winner. 

Final Impressions  
This smells divine!  It's coconutty and summery and reminds of house parties with too much Malibu (in a good way).  It also leaves my hair smoother and less frizzy, and it feels a little less dry.  I'll use this sample up, and will consider repurchasing.
  


A much better box this month overall with some real winners!  Some of the sample sizes were dipsappointing, but I was very happy in particular with the Wet Brush Pro and the REN Night-Time Facial.


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4 comments

  1. Ah you got a wet brush, that's awesome I've wanted one for ages! I have a Tangle Teezer as well, but I really want a good brush for wet hair - may have to invest soon!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm really pleased with it, so I would definitely recommend it as an investment!
      Thanks for commenting :)

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  2. These items sound so great, I also love that from reading I have discovered so many new items I didn't know existed :D I looove the sound of the Revlon Hair Treatment and the Wet Brush Pro! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. I'm a little bit in love with the Wet Brush in particular! I love gettin beauty boxes because I get to try so many different things that, like you, I didn't even know existed!
      Thanks for the comment!

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