Hey girls, it’s been a while hey! 💋
I’ve been so hectic these last few months, missing list doesn’t even come into it, I’ve literally been off the radar! 😂 But, today I woke up and had the bloggy bug so I thought I’d share my thoughts on this months LookFantastic Beauty box which is all about ‘Urban Beauty’ this May.
Many of us live and work in Urban areas, which can reek havoc on not only our skin but our health too. United Nations estimate that by 2050, a whopping 68% of the worlds population will be living in urban areas packed with DNA-damaging free radicals, factory emissions, pollution from car fumes and toxic fumes. It’s worrying isn’t it! Limiting and reducing the impact that pollution has on our skin and health is something we should all be doing. This months box looks at the anti-pollution skincare trend and helps us to embrace city life with products and brands who prioritises ingredients with anti-oxidant properties. This month we have four skincare products, one haircare product and one makeup item from brands Mellow, Avant Skincare, Minetan, SkinChemists, Polaar and Wella Professionals. 🙌🏻
Not forgetting our free monthly copy of ELLE magazine too!
Theme: Urban Beauty
Box Price: starts from £13 a month
Products: 6 including a monthly free copy of ELLE magazine.
Box worth: £137 including £4.50 for ELLE mag
Sign up: here
What’s in my box?
Polaar Northern Light Cream (25ml) worth £17.50
This Light Soothing Cream from Polaar contains the powers of the Siberian Olive Tree, a shrub rich in 108 bioactive elements and vitamin C. It contains anti-oxidant properties which protects skin from pollution. It also contains 100% natural polar berry extracts and has a creamy formula to boost radiant skin and the regeneration of cells. The cream is suitable as a day cream for normal to dry skin but if your complexion is combination it has been suggested to use as a night time moisturiser instead.
I have tons of Polaar products from various other beauty boxes and I’ve never got around to using anything from the brand so I’m not sure if I’ll even use the Northern Light Cream. I do like how it offers anti-oxidant properties and protects the skin from pollution.
Mellow Gel Lip Pencil shade Aria (0.9g) worth £10.50
This Gel Lip Pencil in shade ARIA is a defining, soft and natural nude gel lip liner with a long wearing, matte finish. It has a creamy yet transfer-proof formula and can be used to line the lips or fill them in providing a creamy base for lipstick. I really like the shade as I’m very into my nude lips so this will definitely get used. The brand say they don’t test on animals and the Pencil is paraben free.
Wella – Invigo Nutri-Enrich Deep Nourishing Mask (30ml) worth £2.78
Also included in May’s box is the Invigo Nutri-Enrich Deep Nourishing Mask, a perfect treatment for dry and damaged hair. It is enriched with Wella’s Nutri-Enrich Blend Complex and contains Vitamin E and Goji Berry to hydrate, condition and protect every strand from stress and frizz. It is suitable for all hair types and is applied after shampooing for a deep conditioning treatment. It is then left on for five minutes or up to an hour for intense repair if you have dry or damaged hair. I can’t wait to try this, I’ve just lightened my hair so it’s in need of a good hair mask, I’ll be trying it tonight.
Avant – 8 Hour Anti-Oxidising & Retexturing Hyaluronic Facial Serum (30ml) worth £89
This product seriously has a long ass title! 😂 It is an intensive cruelty-free serum that protects against external aggressors and combats signs of ageing. It helps to moisturise and nourish the skin from within and tackles imperfections. It contains Hyaluronic Acid which plumps the complexion and also Lipoic Acid which improves textured skin and strengthens the skin’s barrier. It is applied to damp skin after cleansing to help it absorb better before applying moisturiser. Sounds like the perfect serum to protect and nourish dry skin. If you have oily skin, use the serum but skip your moisturiser. Avant Skincare products are on the expensive side and although the packaging is different to what’s on the website we do get a full 30ml worth £89. I’m very excited to give this a try, curious to see if works. I would never dream of spending that much money on a serum so it’s a lovely treat.
Minetan – 3 in 1 Everyday Glow Gradual Tan Lotion (30ml) worth £5.99
This untinted gradual tan from Australian brand Minetan has a gentle, non sticky formula containing naturally derived tanning agents, multi vitamins and Aloe Vera helping to moisturise, extend the length of a natural tan and soothe dry skin. It can be used daily as a moisturiser with a touch of tan and results will be visible within seven days of using it. It’s also paraben free, vegan friendly and 200% natural DHA although it doesn’t contain sunscreen so, if you’re out in the sun make sure you are protected.
We’ve all received a 30ml tube which is enough to try it out but doubt it would be enough for my whole body, The full-size bottle is £17.99 for 200ml. I will give this a whirl for a few days though. I have quite pale skin so I might even mix this in with my daily moisturiser to make it last a little longer.
SkinChemists – Rose Illuminating Glow Hydrogel Eye Pads (8.5g) worth £6.99
These Hydrogel Eye Pads are enriched with super-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and powerful antioxidants. They work by lifting, toning and brightening the under eye area. They sound perfect for tired eyes and I can’t wait to use them, hopefully they will diminish my fine lines around my eyes.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5 stars
Thoughts: I like this months box, it’s not a favourite box of mine but there are a few products I can’t wait to try. I especially love the Serum from Avant and at £89 for 30ml you can’t complain can you. I can’t wait to try the hair Mask from Wella too and the lipliner from Mellow sounds promising! .
Sign up here and use my code KATIE-RA54 for £5 off your first order. Mwah 😘
June Sneak Peek 👀
June’s theme is ‘Around the World’ and everybody will receive the BIOEFFECT EGF Serum next month (worth £25). It is a “unique serum and a groundbreaking anti-ageing treatment that delivers significant and noticeable results.” Ooooo 👀
Til next time kids….
Love, Katie 💋