Oh wow! this is a goooood box. As soon as I picked it up and removed the lid of the box I got the biggest whiff of some gorgeous mysterious scent, which I will get to later.
I'm always unsure whether I should stop posting these LookFantastic boxes incase they are too repeptitive but as soon as one gets delivered I have to tell you all about it! 

Right, let's start this months theme is Beauty Awakening giving your skin a wake up call, updating your beauty routine and introducing you to new brands that are sure to put a 'spring in your step'!
Celebrating natural ingredients this month with some holy grail brand favourites to help our skin blossom and leave our skin super radiant for the spring/summer.



Dr Botanicals Vegan Bergamot & Poppy Seed Soap

The first thing to come out of the box - mainly because the smell was incredible ... and rather strong of citrus goodness! 
I am such a huuuuge fan of Dr Botanicals and I would never have got the chance to use these products if it wasn't for this amazing box. This is their Vegan Bergamot & Poppy Seed Soap. I am a huge lover of the scent bergamot, I think it makes a gorgeous scent especially in cologne. The added poppy seeds work as an exfoliator removing dead and dry skin, while shea butter and macadamia oil cleanse and hydrate your skin. 
How to Use: Lather up in the bath or shower using your hands and rinse thouroughly.
My thoughts: I love this soap and usually it's one thing I never buy. My nan would always have soap in her bathroom but I never do everything is liquid based and I've never really gave a thought to soap in all honesty. The first thing I think of when it comes to soap is dryness, it would always make my hands and body dry (except the beloved dove soap obvs!) but this soap by Dr Botanicals is amazing, it is so moisturising and it leaves my skin feeling all kinds of soft. I also like the fact you can smell it after your shower once your dressed I feel so fresh and the citrus smell is perfect for morning showers it wakes me up a bit.


Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleanse Pads

Radiance boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating Glycolic Acid to retexture and resurface skin while added witch hazel helps to tone/
How to Use: Simply wipe pad across face and neck after cleansing the skin, once-twice daily.
My thoughts: This basically acts like a toner which I personally am a huge fan of. I am still obsessed with my Ultrabland cleanser by Lush Cosmetics and I use this after that and my skin looks bright and refreshed and feels absolutly amazing. I do think a lot of that is the Ultrabland cleanser though! It's insane.

Pür Fully Charged Mascara

Using new generation technology with their unique formula through a magnetic polymer matrix that binds each lash in a positive electric charge - technical but exciting!
How to Use: Place the brush at the base of lashes and hold for a few seconds to set, wiggle the wand in a back and forth motion and repeat to build it up. Use the wand vertically for lower lashes.
 The wand on this mascara is beautiful, I must admit I don't 100% get this product, I recently tried Ardell's Magnetic lashes so reading the description for this mascara sounded like I was about to swipe lots of tiny magnets on my eyes, it just sounded bizarre. However, I do really like this product and it makes my little lashes look so spread out and long, it's not hard to take off at the end of the day either.


Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment

''This mask was created to help with problem skin and blemishes instantly with its blend of acids and oils to help unclog pore congestion and clear skin! 
How to use:  If you have normal/combinational skin, apply a thin layer to clean skin. Leave on for 20 minutes and remove with water. If you have sensitive skin, use soleely on the T-Zone.
I am pleasantly surprised with this mask, I have steered away from Glamglow just because I saw it everywhere so it almost felt like I'd tried it, I don't know it's weird I basically didn't expect too much from this product but I actually really enjoyed using it and my skin felt so nice afterwards and my skin has definitely seemed a lot clearer.


Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

A luxurious daily cleanser that works to lift away makeup and impurities while revitalising dull skin, leaving your face radiant and hydrated.

How to use: Take a small amount and warm between your fingers to melt the product a little. Apply to face, neck and eye area and massage thoroughly into skin. To remove, soak a cleansing cloth in warm water and gently wipe over the entire face and neck.
 I have wanted to try this cleansing balm by Emma Hardie for the longest time! I have such a huge tub of my Lush cleanser I just didn't see the point of purchasing it just yet but now I have the chance to sample this and see if it's better than my beloved Ultrabland. You can also use this as an overnight facial treatment or on spots and breakouts which really surprises me because it's quite an oily texture and when I think of oil I definitely don't think of breakout treatments thats for sure. This is just as good as the Ultrabland cleanser if not -dare I say it, maybe even better - I know insane! In my fingers it felt oily but weirdly doesn't make my skin oily in the slightest it leaves it super soft and radiant and I will not think twice about repurchasing this product it's amazing.


Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beauté

This Nuxe moisturiser melts effortlessly into the skin, softening, soothing and protecting you for 48 hours with its dose of vegetable milks and algae extract. Your skin will be safeguarded against damaging pollution and left feeling supple, fresh and plump in appearance.

How to use: Apply liverally morning and/or evening to the face and neck.
This smells gorgeous and it is so soothing on my skin. It's a 48hr Anti-pollution cream which is gorgeous it makes my skin feel insane. I am already such a huge fan of Nuxe and I will definitely be repurchasing this product too. 

I am so happy with this months box, LookFantastic constantly smash it when it comes to these boxes (and their christmas advent calendars) My two faves have to be the Nuxe Anti-pollution cream and the Emma Hardie cleanser I have enjoyed using them so much. What do you think? Do you recieve any beauty boxes?
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I absolutely adore Too Faced as a brand, I honestly love anything they create. Years ago I was put off by the overly 'cutesy' palettes. 
The first thing I tried was the melted lipsticks and it fully converted me to liquid lipsticks and after that, I tried anything I could get my hands on, contour palettes, eyeshadow palettes you name it I am fully obsessed with Too Faced.

One thing I have wanted since I fell in love with Too Faced is the Born This Way Foundation. It's completely oil-free, medium-full coverage and super blendable it contains Coconut Water to delicately replenish skin without over hydrating it, Alpine Rose to brighten skin's appearance and elasticity and Hyaluronic Acid provides long lasting, skin balancing hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
This foundation is honestly incredible I have tried probably hundreds and hundreds of various typed of the foundation. I have never used a foundation like this ever! It's honestly amazing, it covers everything without looking cakey at all, it lasts the entire day and my skin actually feels amazing which is weird because usually, I cannot wait to remove my makeup.


 I use Bondi Sands fake tan, I use the dark shade so I purchased the Natural Beige shade from Too Faced and it is perfect I could probably use a shade lighter but this isn't too bad. It feels weightless and I love how it looks on my skin. I have dry skin so looking radiant is pretty hard for me without masses of highlighter on my cheekbones but this foundation somehow makes me look healthy and radiant all day, even without my trust highlighter my skin just looks healthy and natural and the lasting power is amazing, I always find lasting foundations make my skin feel so dry and cakey but this doesn't and I am so impressed with this foundation, I have definitely found my new holy grail foundation😍
What do you think of Too Faced products? Have you tried this foundation, I'd love to know what you think?

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It's been a while since I've written anything food related on my blog and I realised I have never actually posted a recipe on my blog? Which is kinda weird considering I love to cook and bake, so I thought why not post some on my blog.
Blondies resemble a traditional chocolate brownie but instead of cocoa, you replace it with white chocolate and vanilla.
I think brownies look so appealing but I'm not really a huge fan of chocolate cakes, I much prefer sweet white choc/vanilla flavours compared to a full on chocolate brownie so I thought I'd try and make blondies,  I find them a lot lighter to eat and they are insanely good!
Whether you want to bake for a party or gathering or if you want something to bake with the children while they're on their half-term holidays this recipe is great.







Prep - 5 minutes

Baking time - 20-25 minutes

Serves - 10-15

Ingredients 

♥︎ 200g Melted Dairy Free White Chocolate 

♥︎ 20g Chopped Dairy Free White Chocolate 

♥︎ 175g Self Raising Flour 

♥︎ 110g Golden Caster Sugar 

♥︎ 1/2tsp Salt

♥︎ 1tsp of Vanilla Extact

♥︎ 5tbsp of Almond milk/Coconut milk (depending on your preference you can use any milk you like but these are my two faves)

Method

♥︎ Pre heat oven to 180 degrees/Gas mark 4 and line your baking tin with grease proof paper.

♥︎ Melt 200g of chocolate in a glass bowl above heated simmering water on a pan (also known as a bain marie) this will melt the chocolate but be sure not to get any of the simmering water into the melting bowl of chocolate because it will ruin it, you can heat it in the microwave though but it can burn easily so keep checking it if your using this method.

♥︎ Sieve flour into a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar and salt, then mix until fully combined, then add 1tsp of vanilla

♥︎ Next, we add the liquids - melted chocolate, milk and then mix to combine everything together - Remember if the batter is too thick or crumbly just keep adding a little more milk each time for a smooth thick batter

♥︎ Once combined throw in 20g of chopped chocolate chunks and fold into the mixture -  you can also put some hazelnuts, pistachio or anything else you prefer.

♥︎ Spoon the mixture into the baking tin and pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes - Blondies should be firm and crumbly on the inside and super soft and moist on the inside. I Check around the 20-minute mark but this is just a guide it all depends on how thick your blondies are/how deep your baking tin is.



I think these are going to be my go-to bakes if there is a family gathering or I have a chilled Sunday with my nieces or nephews this will be perfect for half term bakes! So simple and Vegan, of course, if you need to switch to gluten free you can find a gluten-free flour to use.
Please let me know if you use this recipe and tag me or comment that would be so cool to see! 
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I am a huge skincare lover, I find it really fascinating that a mix of ingredients can basically transform your skin. I am really into eye care at the moment. I have really been struggling to find something to sort out my under eye area, recently my eyes have been so sore, puffy and dry and I did use Aveeno for a while which helped soothe it a lot and then on top of that I really wanted to try and keep them hydrated, brighter and smooth.

I have used The Body Shop's Vitamin E range before and I really loved using it, so I thought I would try the Vitamin E eye cream which is super thick and it feels quite luxurious which I like as it is a pretty affordable product, it soaks into the skin really nicely and quickly and leaves it looking bright and healthy. Also, I like the packaging and it's nice and easy to distribute, I hate pots or pumps for eye creams because I end up using too much but this tube is perfect. I use it morning and night and have noticed a difference.
The Eyes Cube is almost like a lip balm for your eye area which I think is pretty sick! I use this as well as the eye cream I just pop it on after the cream if my eyes are super dry and it is perfect for makeup-free days when I'm on the go and I just swipe it under my eyes when I feel like they need it. It's such a good little balm to have. 

This is the star of the show! The Estee Lauder intensive eye mask. This isn't the most affordable product the more pairs you get in a box the more expensive it is but for one pair it is £11, so there definitely are cheaper eye masks on the market but this one is amazing and I was expecting to like it anyway but not this much and now I'm kind of thinking about ordering a few pairs because this stuff is insane! Before you open the packet you press it and massage all the cream and distribute it so the masks are evenly saturated in cream, then you simply pop it under your eyes for 10 minutes and let it do the work and this stuff has been an absolute god send and I am definitely going to repurchase this little beaut!

Those are my 3 eye products that I am using at the moment, I am going to start using the eye mask once a week or maybe twice a month and yes, I have just stopped writing and I have literally just purchased another box! 
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