Sunday, 1 March 2015

Unboxing the March Lookfantastic Beauty Box #LFBeautyBox

March has finally arrived, with the promise of longer days, brighter weather and spring flowers. It also means the launch of the new Lookfantastic Beauty Box, yay!

I got my hands on one of the first boxes fresh from the fist delivery and I am so impressed with the contents, I couldn't wait to share it with you! I've ordered a couple of Lookfantastic Beauty Boxes in the past and loved the products, but this is by far the best one. There is a really good mix of skincare, haircare and make up so there will be something for everyone.

It's also incredible value, it's only £15 including delivery and is worth over £70 you can order the box here and even get it tomorrow if you choose next day delivery!

So let's find out what is in the Lookfantastic March box... Look away now if you don't want to spoil the surprise!

My first impressions were very good, the box was full to the brim with beauty goodies from Bliss, Wet Brush, Caudalie, Cowshed, Nudestix and Lord & Berry. They are all products I'd wanted to try or instantly wanted to use so it was an instant winner for me!

I was really excited to see a mini pot of Bliss Fat Girl Slim (worth £10.40) which has been on my radar for a while now but I've never got round to ordering it. It's a circulation stimulating cream with caffeine molecules to energise your skin and boost 'lymphatic drainage', as well as working to banish pesky cellulite. I haven't had a chance to use it enough to see a difference, but it feels amazing on my skin, definitely one to try a full size version of if it works!

The travel sized Wet Brush (worth £7.99) also instantly grabbed my attention, my hair has only just grown long enough to need a de-tangling brush so I haven't actually tried one before (bad blogger). I really wanted a mini brush to have in my handbag at all times so this is ideal for me, but you can also use it on wet hair, I can't wait to try this one!

There is also a lucky dip Caudalie product in every box so if you order, I got the Caudalie Polyphenol Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum (worth £11) which will be a welcome addition to my anti-ageing skincare routine. I'm 26 so anything I can do to prolong youthful skin is fine in my book! I'm looking forward to trying this out tonight.

There are two make up products including in the March beauty box, one being the Nudestix eyeshadow pencil in Gilt (worth £15!) and the Lord & Berry Kajal Eye Liner Pencil (worth £10).

I have a Nudestix lip pencil (which I love) so the eyeshadow pencil was a very welcome addition to my quickly growing collection, it's a gorgeous gold shade that will be perfect for summer, hurry up sunshine!

I swear by Lord & Berry eye products (since I first tried them out two years ago), they are amazing with such great pigmentation and staying power. I've climbed a mountain in a blizzard with the liquid eyeliner on and it was still intact when we got home, that's pretty impressive. This mini liner has been instantly added to my handbag, ideal for touch ups on the go.

My trusty Elizabeth Arden 8-hour lip balm finally ran out last week so having Cowshed Lippy Cow natural lip balm (worth £5) in the beauty box was a life saver. This has already been added to my handbag and become a staple, it's so moisturising and is packed with essential oils.

I'm sure you'll agree that it's a pretty amazing beauty box, and all for just £15, absolute dream. You can order yours here from Lookfantastic, I'd thoroughly recommend ordering one quickly as they usually sell out fast!

Join in the conversation with the hashtag #LFBeautyBox, it's great to follow and find out what everyone thinks!

The Lookfantastic Beauty Box was provided for review but all opinions are my own.

Thursday, 26 February 2015


Sigh, with the craziness of London Fashion Week and various weekends away, this month has been pretty pathetic from a fitness perspective. But, March promises to be different!

We're off to a wedding (one that promises to be rather amazing) over Easter weekend so I have four weeks to get myself a little fitter and a little healthier. I'm not expecting miracles in four weeks but I know I can do enough to boost my confidence and get me feeling a bit happier in my own skin.

I've got all new kit which always helps me feel more motivated to exercise! The outfit above is my standard running look at the moment, I'm not usually one for pink workout gear but these coral leggings and top from F&F* are the perfect shade. I'm loving my Merrell trail running shoes from Blacks*, they are so comfy!

 These are the changes I'll be making for March, fingers crossed I can stick to them!
  • Run at least 5k a week
  • Water NOT wine (maybe gin is allowed...)
  • Clean eating, no cheating
  • Swim twice a week
  • Get lifting!
Despite ditching running club tonight for an evening at a brewery (sorry not sorry) the health kick is back on, it's coconut water and celery for me from here on in! Send help.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Polo and Leather

Vila leather look jacket* from Atterley Road, Polo Neck Sweatshirt from Monki, Leather bag by Aspinal from Coggles

After what seemed like a month, London Fashion Week is over for another season and it's time to get back to normal. No more coconut water on tap, wearing heels for 12 hours a day, rushing across London or thinking it's acceptable to have cocktails for lunch. If you're interested, you can see what we got up to at London Fashion Week over on Coggles here!

This season I kept it casual, it's my 11th season at LFW (that makes me feel SO old!) so comfort wins over getting papped for street style every time. I wore this on the second day of fashion week, it's a recent addition to my wardrobe and I kind of love it. You can't really tell from the photos but it's a ribbed texture and is quite thick, perfect for a cold day or lounging around at home.

I paired it with my new Vila leather look jacket from Atterley Road, a replacement for my trusty Topshop jacket that sadly had to go to the fashion graveyard. You just can't go wrong with a leather jacket! My staple accessories at the moment are my Aspinal everyday tote bag and Ash leather ankle boots, they're both so practical.

Time to get back to real life until next season! I'm starting by curling up on the settee in my pyjamas catching up on The Great British Sewing Bee and Girls while The Man is out, perfect!


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