The Birthday Edit Lookfantastic September Box
Hello my lovelies,
Delighted to bring you the fab contents of this months The Birthday Edit Lookfantastic box. If you have been following the blog, you will most likely have seen last months box as I only did my review a couple of weeks ago. I waited a while before getting around to blogging about the contents. This time, I literally couldn’t wait to divulge. All I can say is WOW!! Just when I thought this subscription box couldn’t get much better, I am blown away by the Birthday Edits contents. It looks like its everyones birthday this month 🙂 🙂 🙂
So last month I had a sneak peek at one of the items before I got the box(es). Yeah I got two because they are genuinely handy items that I will use for my hols and really great value for money. I can hear Britney Spears in my head now because oops, I did it again. No I didn’t play with your heart, I got two of these boxes again. Righto, so heres the deal. Last month I decided I wanted an extra box so I went ahead and chose the option for the one month subscription. No hassle, I just got the extra box and was chuffed since I received 3 different products, like 2 mini products from Gatineau, a different scent of the Korres body milk and a different lip balm so all worked out great.
Here’s the bit you need to remember if you only wish to order one box. Firstly, it costs a little extra to just get one month, which you will see if you decide on just the one. Secondly, and more importantly, you need to decide if you want to continue or not. If not, just simply go into your account and click on stop recurring payment. Reason being, it is recurring unless you click on that. Of course if you sign up for 3 months, it is recurring, but it will be the same as before, you need to cancel the recurring payment if you choose to end the subscription. You can do this immediately if you wish, or decide later on. I on the other hand, forgot to do so and ended up with two of the Birthday Edit boxes. Sooo happy I got two of these, it must be fate!!
I tried to find a sneak peek online but couldn’t find one for the life of me so I was really excited for my surprise. Maybe they arranged not to have a sneak peek or something because it makes it more of a surprise and by the time it arrived the suspense was killing me haha. I met the delivery guy and he had two boxes so I was like, oh, maybe I made a mistake. Opened the first one and OMG it was like the most fab birthday present and its not even my birthday. Then I knew I was lucky to have got two of them and I have to say, they are things I would probably never have been able to buy for myself. Heres what’s in store and sorry to ruin the surprise but I don’t want you to miss out on this Birthday Edit box, as it is in my opinion the best so far. Happy Birthday!
1 Eve Lom Balm Cleanser and Muslin cloth. Eve Lom is the worlds most desired cleanser. I have often seen it advertised in magazines and it was always very expensive but got rave reviews. I always thought to myself that is what celebs and rich people use. Well nowadays it is a little more affordable and I literally couldn’t wait to lavish this on my skin. Oh the luxury! I feel posh now haha. I already use a balm cleanser and I love the feel of balm on my skin. This balm is a cut above the rest. It glides on and instantly your skin feels the soft and silky balm melting into your pores effortlessly. It is so comforting, I just love putting it on. It is my luxurious night time ritual. I would use it in the morning too only I’m usually rushing off to the school with my toddler and its something you want to relax and enjoy so best done when you have some quiet time to yourself, in my opinion. My skin savours it and drinks it in, then I apply the warmed damp muslin cloth over it to remove any excess and that feels divine! You can also use it to remove makeup, in which case just repeat the process a second time. But I’m not wasting this wonder balm on that! So let me just say that – no word of a lie – my skin has never been better since using this. I have a dewy and less wrinkled complexion after only two days and I nearly didn’t recognise myself when I caught my reflection in the mirror. My cheeks had a healthy sheen and I looked younger!!! If you don’t believe me, you simply have to try it out for yourself. Now I know what all the fuss was about. This is my new desert island must-have product. Im completely and utterly in love with it!! It exfoliates, tones and improves skin circulation too. Im so glad to try this since I would never have bought it for myself as I always thought it was above my price range. Its actually not that expensive so I’m in luck. At least I have two to keep me going for now. You only need a small amount as it spreads well so be careful not to apply to much of this as you won’t want to waste it! Delighted with the Birthday Edit box so far. Radiant face beaming 😀
2 Decléor Hydra Floral Anti-pollution Hydrating Gel Cream. Another wonderful French brand which I have been wanting to try. I love Neroli essential oil and it is in here, with Moringa Olifeira extract. Both great for your skin with moisturising and anti-pollution properties to create a layer of protective barrier. I have never used a cream like this before, it has a white cream that turns into a gel as it spreads. It goes on beautifully and covers quickly and evenly. I am completely sold on this moisturiser. It sits on the skin perfectly, leaves a great base for applying makeup easily and actually feels great on the skin. So light and fresh. The Eve Lom paired with this are my new fave combo and I am not just saying that. This is my new skincare routine and I’m so happy to have found them. Where have they been all my life? Fully recommend it.
3 Illamasqua Mini Contouring Gel Sculpt. I had never heard of a gel contour before and I do use contour every day if I have time. Its a very quick and no-frills application for me normally. Just a quick sweep of a bronzer below the cheek bones. I was keen to try this straight away so I tried it over my makeup. That definitely isn’t the way to apply this hahaha. I laughed heartily at myself in the mirror at how stupid that idea was. So it obviously, to any sane person, goes on before your makeup. I have only tried this again a second time this morning but it was very subtle and I can’t really notice it much, to be honest. I do wear full coverage foundation so that may be the reason. I did read afterwards that if you want a stronger contour, you need to build it up. So maybe layering it on better would give you a bolder look. The application was easy but to be honest, it wasn’t for me. I am however, very low maintenance with my contouring as I’m always in a rush in the morning but if you are keen to spend some time, this may well work for you. I know it is being advertised a lot so I think it is gaining popularity. If you do get the Birthday Edit box and try this please let me know how it goes for you and what you think of it. I love hearing your feedback so do feel free to comment below.
4 Hikari Eyeshadow Quad. I was really happy to see the full size eyeshadow in here. Firstly because I need some new ones and secondly because they are my colours, woohoo. Score. These are exactly the kind of colours I would choose as they always suit me. I have brown hair and dark eyes so these colours never fail me. I always use a cream highlighter for daytime and the gold speckled brown is nice and shiny so perfect colour combo for Autumn. Well its Autumn here so that is nice and that lovely burnt Sienna is fab. The brown can be made light or dark so really a great staple colour. Goes on nicely and stays there. Thumbs up!!
5 Lookfantastic Unicorn Eye Shadow Brush. Aww so this is a lovely looking brush with a green tip and unicorn handle. I used this this morning and to be honest, I will just say that it is better as a decorative item for display on your makeup stand (if you’re lucky enough to own one) or in your brush holder. The application was messy. I think this is meant to be a little decorative touch rather than an everyday eyeshadow brush. Nuff said.
6 Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumising Paste with pure Rassoul Clay and Rose extracts. Mmm I’m really liking the natural scent of this. Roses and a nice natural clay scent.Christophe Robin is a famous French haircare brand. What a cool name, I’m reminded of Winnie the Poohs Christopher Robin. Christophe has a nice ring to it. Anyhoo, my hair is extremely thick already but I was still really keen to try this as it seems really nourishing and I love anything natural so I gave it a try. Apparently it also protects and preserves your hair colour so that is a plus point. The texture is quite odd and not what I expected from a hair product as you see in the pic below. I love anything a bit different and I’m always putting various homemade concoctions in mine so I had no problem with the grainy texture. Think of mud baths or spas and you will have an idea of the luxury feel to this. Tried it this morning and it foams up well. My hair seems fuller and more voluminous at the top.
7 Elderflower Lolly. This lolly is very Instagram worthy and looks like something you would see at an elaborate kids party. My toddler is getting those so she will needless to say be over the moon. She is potty training so I will use those as rewards. Teehee bribery at its finest. Ok so that is the low-down on the Birthday Edit September box.
My absolute fave box so far, best of all I have found the Holy Grail of skincare. Thank you Lookfantastic! I feel like it’s my Birthday too. Plus, as always you get a copy of Elle magazine in the perfect size for carrying in your bag. Love it!
If you would like to order the Birthday Edit subscription box, click here. I am an affiliate of Lookfantastic and I receive a small commission if you purchase through my link. It is no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I genuinely love. Stay tuned for more reviews on the Lookfantastic Box. Delivery is worldwide! Hope you treat yourself with this and do let me know what you think in the comments below!
‘Til the next time!
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