January’s Subscription Boxes

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January’s Subscription Boxes

Sunday, 24 Janyary 2021


Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

In my last post about subscription boxes last year, I mentioned that I was going to cancel the subscription to a couple of boxes and again this month I am coming with four boxes to show. What happened is that I got three or six months subscriptions and I can only cancel after that period. That will be happening soon.

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In the meanwhile, I am going to show you what I got this month in my four boxes.

Lookfantastic Beauty Box

Lookfantastic box this month is called “New Year Same Me?” and as usual comes with 6 products. Most of them are the same in all the boxes but there is one which can differ from box to box.

The edit this month talks about Cica and trending ingredients for 2021. It includes also few tips for a month of mindfulness, something really convenient during this third lockdown.

Lookfantastic box costs £15 but you have a discount of £5 if you buy from this link.

Starskin – Hollywood Hand Model. Full size

It is a hand mask which hydrates hands and cuticles using a new technology that produces a “sauna effect”. It has a blend of 16 botanicals extracts and oils such as shea butter, goji berry, macadamia nut, olive oil, liquorice and peony roots among others.

SVR – Hydraline Intense Moisturising Cream. 40 mL

A facial moisturiser for very dry and sensitive skin. It keeps the skin moisturised for up to 24 hours and it is hypoallergenic

Grow Gorgeous – Balance Overnight Mask. 30 mL

That is an overnight mask for your hair. It enhances shine, reduces frizz, locks-on moisture and leaves your hair silky. Contains oat lipids, Hyaluronic acid, Rapeseed oil, Acai and Sweet Almond oils and it is blended with green tea extract.

Sleek – Matte Me Liquid Lipstick. Full size

It is a liquid lipstick with amatte finish. It is a long-lasting colour that doesn’t flake or dry during the day.

So Eco – Complexion Sponge. Full Size

It is an eco-friendly sponge to apply cream and liquid products. Like all this type of sponge, you should use it damp.

Dr Botanicals – Avocado and Cucumber Cleansing Bar. Full Size

A cleansing soap to purify face and body, though I will use it mainly for my hands. It is infused with calming ingredients such as avocado and cucumber to nourish and soften the skin.

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Roccabox

The “Go, Girl” box is packed with products to invigorate the body, repair the skin, elevate the routine and nourish the soul. There are 5  products included, and what I like is that four of them are full size and the other one is travel size. Normally, you don’t see sample size in the Roccabox.

The price is £10 but you can get a 10% discount when you buy your first box if you buy from here.

Doctor Formula – Probiotic Overnight Repairing Serum. Full Size

This is the “Hero Product” and has different functions. Probiotics are responsible for repairing damage, boost the skin’s defence against free radical and pollution and help to fight acne. This serum contains also exfoliating ingredients.

Shea Bliss – Cherry Bomb Body Butter. Travel Size

This product is a good body butter to keep your skin hydrated in the wintertime. It has a cream texture, buttery formula and a lovely smell that lifts your spirit.

Mudmasky – Hair Mask, Scalp Treatment and Miracle Shampoo. Full Size

Hair and scalp also suffer the effects of cold weather and heating and can become really dry and itchy. This product strengths and repairs the hair leaving a comfortable feeling in the scalp.

Skimono – Total Conditioning foot Mask. Full Size

Feet deserve some care also. This serum foot mask is easy to use, simply wear it while watching tele and your feet will be soft and nourished.

Oh K! – SOS Soothing Face Lotion. Full size

This is a Korean product designed for blemish-prone skin which calms the redness, reduces swelling and blances oil while hydrating your skin

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Birchbox

The box is called “Rethink your Routine” and as usual for Birchbox, there is one full-size product and four sample-sized. I am definitively going to cancel the subscription as the size of the product they include is so small that sometimes you even cannot say if you like or not, you don’t have enough product to know the effects have on your skin.

Marcelle – Hydrating Mask

Refreshing crystalline gel mask that deeply hydrates and renews skin. It contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and Pacific seaweed to leave the skin smooth, refresh and illuminated.

Lise Watier – Illuminating Primer

It is a cream-gel primer with a pearlescent finish to give a soft, radiant glow whether you apply it under your foundation as a primer or on top of it as a highlighter. It comes in a universal shade matching all the complexions.

This Works – Hyaluronic Serum

Youth-boosting serum formulated to target tired-looking skin. Contains hyaluronic acid and brightening slow-release vitamin C to tighten and smooth your complexion.

Dr Botanicals – Strawberry and Poppy Seed Cleansing Bar. Full Size

Ideal for a weekly exfoliation, this bar is formulated with 98% natural ingredients like black poppy seeds and revitalising strawberry.

Amika – Soulfood Nourishing Mask

This mask fights hair split ends and dryness. Packed with vitamin-rich sea buckthorn berry and jojoba oil, this mask hydrates and repairs damaged hair. It is parabens free and doesn’t contain other unwanted chemicals.

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Glossybox

Glossybox is most of the times my favourite box. It includes full-size products from very well-know nad good brands. This month the box is called “The Power of Beauty” and they went back to their typical pink design. Glossybox costs £11.75 and through this link you get a 20% off your first box.

Daily concepts – Daily Reusable Pads. Full Size (Two pads in the pack)

Very soft natural and reusable pads to reduce your environmental footprint. They are a good size to clean your face

Ecooking – Moisturising Serum. Deluxe Mini

It is a moisture boost for all skin type and ages. It locks moisture in your skin and provides hydration, reducing with that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Saint Luxe Beauty – Brow Gel. Full size

Clear brow gel that glides on easily giving your brows the perfect shape. They are all day in place. It has a small brush for a precise application and the lightweight gel doesn’t leave any residue when dry.

Beauty Pro – Avocado Infused Sheet Mask. Full Size

This avocado infused sheet mask hydrates intensively and nourishes your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. It also protects the skin from the elements and helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines. It is plant-based and contains ingredients sourced in New Zealand. 

Your Sanitiser – Hand Disinfectant Gel. Full Size

Contains 75% ethanol which kills 99.999% of germs whilst keeping your hands hydrated. It has the perfect size to carry in your bag.

Mudmasky – Serum Infused Eye Mask. Full Size

Enriched with natural antioxidants, this eye mask improves the look and texture of your under-eye area. It improves elasticity under your eyes, brightens the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. You will feel the effect in four to 12 weeks.

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It is clear for me now, I am going to cancel the subscription to Birchbox and Lookfantastic Beauty Box. After a few months maybe I will cancel Roccabox and start again Lookfantastic or maybe try a different one as Latest In Beauty.

Which box do you prefer? Let me know in the comments.

I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at contact@irenebeautyandmore.com

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