Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Birthday Wishlist

Just a little post today to share with you my birthday wishlist.

I'll be turning the ripe old age of 26 on the 8th of October so i thought i'd put together a little wishlist. How hard does it get to think of things you want/need as you get older?!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Glossy Box - September 2014 - Karen Millen Edition

I always love a special edition Glossy Box, the box's are always so so pretty and this months in collaboration with Karen Millen was no exception. The box is beautiful. Glossy have also got a thumbs up from me this month for including some sample size prices on the product card.

I'm trying to make these box reviews a little shorter now rather than taking photos of each individual product, i think this works out better having it all in one place.

On first impressions when i lifted the lid i wasn't massively impressed but that was before i read all the product descriptions;

ModelCo More Brows Fibre Gel - An innovative brush on fibre gel gives the appearance of fuller, thicker brows instantly. Can't wait to try this one! - Full size £14.95

L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Masque - This Mask is designed to intensely nourish and replenish the hair, for an effortlessly glossy looking result - A hair mask is always welcome in my bathroom cupboard so i'll definitely be making use of this. Full size - £15.50

SkinPep Enzyme and acid peel & Peeling gel - The peeling gel uses pineapple & papaya extracts to create gently exfoliated soft and bright skin. Full Size - £89.99 for 180ml
The powerful dark circle eraser uses antioxidant ingredients to boost collagen in the delicate under eye area. Full size £44.99 for 15ml

Nails inc Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat - This matte effect top coat gives two very different looks for every one of your nail polishes, the perfect way to add a twist to your favourite colours.
Full size - £12 for 10ml

Vichy Normaderm Night Detox & Hydrating Care
Hydrating Care - blemishes appear reduced, complexion looks radiant. Full size - £12 for 50ml
Night Detox - Skin looks purified, balances excess sebum production. Full size - £15.50 for 40ml


Overall i do think i've received a lovely selection of products and i'll definitely be using them all.I really enjoyed the Vichy products that we received in a previous box so i'm most excited to try these. Hopefully i'll review them in the near future.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Birch Box - September 2014 - Happy Days

I'd seen a fair few spoilers for this month's Birch Box, it seems its getting harder to escape them being a regular twitter/instagram/facebook user so i already pretty much knew what i was going to get this month.

After last month's products came in the clear makeup travel bag, this month Birch have gone back to the little drawstring bag which is much cuter although i still can't find any use for these it seems a shame to waste them! The box this time also doubles up at two photo frames which is a cute idea although i don't know whether i'll use them for that reason or not.

So here's what i got this month:

Agave Healing Oil Treatment - Two samples of this hair oil from Agave which is a bonus as they're only small. Said to smooth hair, build resiliency and boost shine and colour. Full size from £16

Benefit Its Potent! Eye Cream - Banish dark circles, smooth fine lines and protect against free radicals with this peptide packed formula. I feel abit overrun by eye creams at the minute but i'll start using this one as soon as my old one runs out. Full size £25.50

Skin & Co Silican Light Serum - This light serum sinks in fast, evens the complexion and brightens, softens and tightens skin. Pretty intrigued by this one, i always enjoy trying out new things for my face. Full size £29

Beauty Blender & Blendercleanser Solid - An ingenious egg shaped makeup sponge to ensure a flawless base, plus a solid soap to clean it. I'm happy i got the beauty blender, i was gutted to miss out on it last time but i saw on instagram that Birch were sending it out to all existing subscribers that didn't receive it last time and all new ones which i thought was great :) - full size £26

Urban Fruit in perfect pineapple - A yummy 100% fruit snack to add to your work lunch and keep you feeling virtous. I'm not really a fan of dried fruit, i've tried these before but they're just not for me. I'm sure i'll find someone to eat these!

Birchbox Happy Days Photo Clip - Cute idea :) I'll be putting this on my desk although i'm not sure what photo i'll pick yet!


I'm more than happy with this months box, i haven't figured out the values of all the samples purely because Birch make it quite difficult to do so and i just haven't had the time! The products are quality brands though so i'm sure the value of the box is very good. Lets just hope next months box matches this standard :)

Friday, 12 September 2014

You Beauty Discovery Birthday Special Box - Sept 2014

You Beauty is a new box for me. A friend passed on a code for a free box and of course it had to be done!

The box is one of the cheaper ones out there coming in at £6.95 a month & you also get to choose two of the items from the websites monthly wishlist that you would like to receive, along with some added extras.

Here's what i got this month

£25 off voucher for HelloFresh for new customers - Not sure i'll use this but as the membership is around £40 a month its a pretty good incentive to get started.

Toni & Guy volume plumping whip - Everyone who orders the box got this as the birthday treat this month.

Crabtree & Evelyn tea bags - I love a good cup of tea so i'm looking forward to trying these flavours (Blackberry Green Tea & Afternoon tea) There's also a £5 off voucher to use at Crabtree & Evelyn in the little magazine which is nice, it'll come in handy to buy xmas pressies for nan or mum as they love it there.

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm - not really my colour as its quite a bright barbie pink but i like the sound of how this works. Again there's a voucher in the magazine for 20% off all products in Pixi's flagship store www.pixibeauty.co.uk using the voucher code YOUPIXI20 - Thank me later :)

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen - Always up for trying new eye products, especially eye liners. This one is a dark brown colour which is different for me as i usually just opt for black. It claims to need no retouching all day or night so we'll see how this holds up.

Face sponge - A nice little extra that's been added, this will stay in my bag for everyday use to reapply powder.


Overall i like the box and i'm going to stay subscribed for next months as i think it's a bargain at £6.95. The brands are brilliant and definitely of good value. I'm now unsubscribed from Love me beauty but that's a whole other story so this one will fill the gap. Well done YouBeauty, you've gained another customer!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Lush - Emotional Brilliance translucent powder | My No.1 setting product

For a couple of years now I've been using Lush's emotional brilliance powder to set my makeup and keep shine at bay

This is just a little post to gush about this product and how much I love it. Here's what Lush have to say -

"An ultra-fine translucent face powder with jojoba oil for a flawless finish to set make-up or even tone on bare skin. This light-reflecting powder with a pink undertone creates a matte finish. You don't have to sacrifice moisture to be shine-free; we've used lots of softening jojoba oil to nourish the skin and protect it from the elements. Brush lightly and evenly across the face in outward strokes."

Even on no makeup days I won't be seen without this as it just keeps any excess oil at bay and it does even out my skin tone which is brilliant. If I didn't wear this on top of my makeup it would slide off before dinner time.

The pots are only small but they probably last me around 3 months each. My only gripe about the product is that the powder really is loose so you have to be careful not to use too much or knock it over! I apply with the tiny blusher brush I've shown above which was just from a cheap christmas set of brush's and it works fine for me.

Buy it here or in store for £12.00