The Birthday Edit: lookfantastic’s September beauty box

I received the lookfantastic box for review purposes. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

Lookfantastic Beauty Box is a subscription box from the UK that includes six premium beauty and skin care products and a copy of ELLE UK magazine each month. At £15.00 or about $22 CAD/month and free international shipping, it’s one of the best beauty bargains on the market. September’s celebrates lookfantastic’s fifth birthday with some of the most iconic products in the industry.
The Birthday Edit: lookfantastic’s September beauty box

Free shipping makes this UK beauty box an affordable treat

I received July’s lookfantastic subscription box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

The lookfantastic Beauty Box is a subscription box from the UK that includes six premium beauty and skin care products and a copy of ELLE UK magazine each month. While the price is in line with other similar boxes (£15.00 or about $22 CAD/month and free international shipping), it has a luxurious feel about it that impressed me at first sight. It’s also my first one.  Free shipping makes this UK beauty box an affordable treat

She likes long, romantic walks down the beauty aisle: Update your skincare and makeup for summer with TSC + A giveaway!

I received the products mentioned in this post for free from TSC in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own and not those of Rogers.

Of course there’s worse things than using makeup past its expiry date (like going to the dump and bringing back more than you took or making change in the church collection plate) but I’d bet dollars to doughnuts you’ve got more than a few products that should have been pitched way back. (Me too!) I know it can be expensive to replace and risky to put your money on something new and never tried, and that’s why I love TSC’s summer beauty tote and cosmetic bag. They’re packed with makeup and skin care basics and nice-to-haves in full and trial sizes, together valued at more than $480 for just $75. So you can let some of those old lipsticks, eyeshadows and moisturizers go without feeling like you broke the bank. My mom (who likes long, romantic walks down the beauty aisle) was visiting a few weeks ago when this year’s tote and bag arrived and she kindly agreed to help me show you what’s inside. (I’ve included links where available; a few aren’t yet online but coming soon.)  She likes long, romantic walks down the beauty aisle: Update your skincare and makeup for summer with TSC + A giveaway!

Makeup must-haves

I love trying makeup products, and two of these are magical miracle-workers.

makeup favs

“They’re Real!” mascara by Benefit will give you the longest, thickest lashes you’ve ever had. I’ve been using it since I saw it rated #1 by Chatelaine readers a few years ago.

The makeup remover and the lip gloss were in a makeup bag a girlfriend gave me for Christmas and the remover has been such a lifesaver! I’d always used baby oil to take off my mascara but it had been irritating my eyes. Lancôme’s BI-FACIL double-action eye makeup remover is wonderfully gentle and effective.

Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes lip gloss has great shine and just a hint of colour, which I like. And it’s not too sticky, as so many glosses are.
Other favourites: The Body Shop’s tea tree concealer; CoverGirl cheekers blush in iced cappuccino; and Marcelle hypo-allergenic liquid eyeliner pen in very black.

What are the must-haves in your makeup bag?