Lookfantastic Beauty Box Review – April #LFBLOOMS

Its been a while since I was sitting down at the computer to write a blog post but sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day which I’m sure many mums out there will agree with. It’s always a little crazy in our household but let me explain a little why beauty boxes had become unimportant and why the Lookfantastic Beauty Box has grabbed my attention.

I haven’t had many beauty boxes for the past year or so as I found I had a mountain of stuff I wasn’t using, some of which was stuff I would probably never use and it came to a point where the cost of the boxes just didn’t live up to the contents. Instead of monthly subscrptions I instead bought the boxes I liked the look of and spent the money on new beauty items I really wanted to try (reviews to come).

That was until Febuary this year when an advert caught my attention for the LookFantastic Destination Beauty Box, up until that point I’d heard about it but just was tempted to go back to monthly subscrptions and piles of products I’d never use. A huge selling point of this box was the price at 11.25 a box with free delivery it’s worth a chance especially with the brands available to LookFantastic.

Look fantastic April Beauty Box

The box for April is deadacted to celebrating Earth Month, it’s all about natural, organic and eco friendly products that will also benefit you. Before you scroll any further make sure you want to see the contents of the box, just in case yours in still in the post, if curiosity has still got the better of you… keep going.


What’s in the box?

Rituals Miracle Scrub – An exfoliating scrub for your hands infused with nourishing oils that will condion your skin leaving it glowing with health. A delicate scent of Ginseng is light and not at all overpowering. It can be used daily to keep hands in perfect condition.

Bloom and Blossom : Bath and Shower Gel – A product free from parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrance that leaves your skin clean and looking healthy. Infused with organic cucumber extracts and Vitamin E two things we already know to be good for your skin, plus an added bonus it is safe to use throughout pregnancy and motherhood thanks to the natural and safe ingredients. I’ve already triend this and it is a lovely product that doesn’t overwhelm you with too much scent.

Briogeo : Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask – Infused with argan, avocado, Rosehip, Sweet almond oils as well as a multitude of Vitamins this mask will leave your hair soft and replenished. The organic brand uses the unquie blend to bring your hair back to its best. A cruelty free product formulated without silicone, synthetic fragrance, parabens and phthalates. Perfect for people with sensitive skin and scalps.

Elemis : British Botanical Hand and Nail Butter – A luxurious hand cream made with chamomile, Lavender, Geranium and Palmarosa a beautiful mix. The shea butter rehydrates your skin, leaving it soft and I stand by this. Perfect to leave in your handbag and use whenever needed.

Tanworx: Tan Maintainer – Enriched with carrot, coconut and sunflower oil which aid in hydrating the skin. A perfect base for fake tan. Unfortunetly not my kind of product but could be handy for the self-tanners out there.

Balance Me: Super Toning Body Polish – A exfoliant that is the ultimate treat, ground walnut-spheres help remove the dead skin and past product build up to reveal smooth and glowing skin. The Blackberry Leaf extract helps boost collagen production and encourage cell renewal for soft healthy skin.

Lookfantastic #LFBLOOMS

I was happy with the first box and its rare for the second box to be just as good but I’m over the moon happy with everything in it. I definetly recommend giving the Lookfantastic Beauty Box a try.

MsRetro’s Must Have Hair Products

I thought I’d let you know what my favourite hair products are as their are so many products out there from each brand that does the same thing. Sometimes it’s hard to know which product to buy especially when each brand claims to be the best of the best. The products I use on my hair which is now short are:


Tigi Rockaholic : Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo – I switch between this and my Percy Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo, the reason I swap is if I keep using the same product my hair tends to get use to it and it doesn’t work as well. It has the same properties as other dry shampoos it absorbs excess oils, makes hair smell fresh and keeps it going that extra day. I personally love this if I’m going out as it adds texture to my hair and its perfect if I don’t have time to give it a wash. Also this spray is perfect for up do’s especially beehive looks and victory curls.

Tigi Rockaholic : Rocktastic Spray Gel – I love this, it does make your hair rock hard until you comb and wash it out but it is so worth it. It last ages and again perfect for stiff victory rolls that are going to last all night or all day. I use this to get my fringe out of eyes or put it to the side when I’m having a bad fringe day.

Paul Mitchell Express Style : Hot Off The Press – I first discovered this product while watching TheCherryDollFace on Youtube, I love retro hair styles and she does amazing tutorials. The reason I love this product is it dries fast, styling time is also faster and it protects your hair from heat styling which is so important if you don’t want to ruin your hair. It’s used on dry hair so you can you it quickly in the mornings to re-straighten your hair and you can also give your hair a quick blast of it to finish.

Tigi Bedhead : Small Talk – My hairdresser recommend this to me when I had my hair cut short, she said it was perfect for pulling down the hair and giving some weight to it making short hair much easier to manage. I was surprised it actually worked, I would never have gone to a shop and bought this item as I have thick hair anyway but it really does work. The added weight makes a short bob more managible without making the hair bulky and I’d be lost without it.


What are your must have products?