Battle of the Beauty Box: Look Fantastic vs. Glossybox


It's been pretty much years since my last monthly beauty box review, because I basically went off them. But when two brilliant beauty boxes came through my letterbox (that's a lie, they're too big to fit through... my postman handed them to me).I instantly knew I wanted to do a review of them. 

Okay, I will admit my initial "oooo" when opening them was at the beautifully designed boxes but aside from that both include some great products. Below are my individual reviews of both boxes and which I would suggest is worth spending on!


Look Fantastic 1st Birthday Edition Beauty Box  (September 2015)
Price -  £15.00 Free Delivery here (Worth £50) 

Included in the box - Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (60ml), Tanwork Tain Maintainer (60ml), Sebastian Shampoo & Conditioner (50ml each), Phyto Phytokeratine Extreme (30ml), Caudalie S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum (10ml), Caudalie Moisturising Sorbet (10ml), Codage Srubbing Cream (25ml) + Save 20% on all products featured with BBSAVE20

So this is Look Fantastic's 1st Birthday Box, hence the stunning sprinkles to the box! Here you won't find any full size products but good sized sample from some high end brands that definitely make the box worth it's money - plus unlike other monthly boxes you can buy it as a one-off without signing up for a subscription. 

Inside the box the first product that stood out to me was the Phytokeratine Extreme, which by the size of it I assumed was full size, so you get a decent amount here. I've tried Phyto hair products in the past and if I could afford it all my styling products would be by them as they just work amazingly well. This is a wonderful leave-in hair mask for ultra-damaged or brittle hair and so far my hair has been loving it. I'm seriously going to cherish this product. I was also really pleased to see two Caudalie Vinosource products as these will make the most perfect samples to take on holiday with me. Plus Caudalie is a fab skincare brand that I can't fault in any way. As for the Codage Scrubbing Cream I initially wasn't that interested in it, but after reading how to use it and trying it out I've found it a great micro exfoliator for the face. It really buffs away dead skin cells and leaves the skin so so smooth.

As for the other products especially the Tan Maintainer (though I'm sure it's good quality as it's made by Monu) I think it's a bit of a random product and not so suitable for the time of year. And I would use the mini Sebastian Shampoo & Conditioner but the shampoo does contain SLS, so it just leaves me with the conditioner. .

Thoughts on the box - Overall if you are looking to try out some high end products and you aren't interested in makeup then this is box for you. The Phyto Extreme Leave-in Mask is the star of the box for me and all the skincare items are really great.


Glossybox The Style Edition (September 2015)
 Price - £10.00 plus p&p 13.25 here  (Worth £60+) 

Included in the box - Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Whesek (Full size £12.99), Marsk Eyshadow Brush (Full Size - £16.70), Maria Nila Luminous Colour Hair Masque (Full Size £18.95), Inivisibobble 3 Hair Rings (Full Size £4.00), Nails Inc Nail Polish 2 shades  (Full Size £11.00)

The Glossybox Style Edition really couldn't be anymore different from the LF Birthday Box - it contains entirely full size products and no skincare. Which isn't to say it's better but for me full size products are always great to receive. 

Instantly this felt like a Autumn box with the shade appropriate Nail Inc polish and deep silver Bellapierre shimmer powder which I will certainly be giving a try. As for the brush that's included I do have many similar brushes and I would never pay £17 for it... but it's handy none the less to use damp with the shimmer powder. As for the Invisibobbles these I have used before and really do like as they don't kink the hair and are great if you have really thick hair, I'm not too keen on the pearlescent white shade but I can overlook that as they are so handy to have. Last but not least you receive a gigantic tub of Maria Nila Hair Masque, this isn't a brand I've tried before but after using it I was totally sold as it made my hair feel so so soft and smelling gorgeous - the scent to this is incredible! 

Thoughts on the box - This really is the perfect beauty box for me and I feel like Glossybox have got it spot on here with the selection of products and making it slightly seasonal. If you are wanting mid-priced brands and to try out a bit of everything then I'd certainly rush and get this box. Now off to paint my nails in that gorgeous khaki shade... 

My personal favourite
I'm sure this won't be a surprise... my favourite box here has to be The Style Edition box from Glossybox! I wasn't disappointed with a single product and will be using everything from the box - a total winner this month! 

Which beauty box would you pick - Look Fantastic vs. Glossybox?

Fee xo.

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