#137, I’ve been introduced to Birchbox

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So after having nearly two years subscribing to Glossybox, I decided to change it up & now have frozen my Glossybox account & have subscribed to Birchbox.

I got the first box in the post last month & have since received the second for the month of March and I love it.

I love the little things about Birchbox like the parcel it comes in flat packs so is easy to recycle, the box is a perfect size to fit into draws taking less space up but still being able to fit things in, for my organisation needs this is great!

I have loved all the different things that have come into the box & I get super excited when the next month comes around for me to receive my new box. Please get involved, you will not be disappointed.

 

http://www.birchbox.co.uk 

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#136, GLOSSYBOX NUMBER 19, LOVE EDITION

It is February & that only means one thing, it is LOVE month which works perfectly that Glossybox came up with a Love Edition Box full of great beauty products.

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Below are the five beauty products that were in the box below;

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Wilkinson Sword, Hydro silk.

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MARSK, Mineral Eyeshadow – Fifty Shades.

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Royal Apothic, Tinties.

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So Susan, Rose Quartet Lip & Cheek Palette.

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Essie, Repstyle Polish.

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As you can see from this great selection of beauty goodies, this box has not disappointed. I love just how much Glossybox have used the big event of the month, Valentines Day to advertise this box. Valentines Day is such a big event, so it is great they have used this to their advantage.

The box is great, decorated well, great brands and great products. I cant wait to get stuck into using this box, love being introduced to new brands and products, it’s a great box.

http://www.glossybox.com

http://www.wilksonsword.co.uk

http://www.marsk.co.uk

http://www.royalapothic.com

http://www.sosusan.com

http://www.boots.com/en/Essie

#135 Glossybox Number 18, FRESH START, MUST HAVES

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Glossybox number 18 has reached my frosty doorstep in the middle of January. A new year a new selection of great boxes to be dropped onto my doorstop.

FRESH START, MUST HAVES; it is the first box of the first month of the new year! Check out what is in the first month of 2015’s box… 

 

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MeMeMe, Eye line pencil in clay.

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Nicka K New York, Colourfuzz Powder Blush.

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Jelly Pong Pong, All over Gloss.

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Kueshj Natural & Pleasant Cosmetics, Revitiliazing Face Toner.

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Naked Lips, Organic Lip Balm Super fruits.

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This box is full of fun & has some great products that you need in the first month of a new year! A great box especially when January isn’t the greatest month of a new year. If you haven’t yet got yourself a box then you definitely need to!! It will make you smile each month when you get the box delivered, what is not to love when you are a #beautyaddict or just want to try #newproducts, just #getinvolved.

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http://www.glossybox.com 

#134 Glossybox Number 17, Christmas box!

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It’s December, it’s Christmas, it’s another Christmas Glossybox. As you can see from this lovely box that it is very Christmassy! Last year it was my first Christmas box, it was red decorated with a white Christmas tree & was lovely, so I was so excited when the December 2014 box came through the post I was really looking forward to see how it was decorated and to see what goodies would be inside…

Once inside this box it was full of great goodies & for December it was a perfect box to open. As you can see from this photo below, the beauty goodies where great, perfect for Christmas!

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Inside the December Glossybox were the following…

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– Full Size Product, Handbag Here. Bellapierre, Cheek & lip stain. FULL SIZE £12.99 for 5g available at http://www.bellapierre.co.uk

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– Full Size Product, Backstage Pick. TRESemme, Renewal Hari and Scalp. ONE SIZE £5.50 for 150ml available at http://www.tresemme.co.uk

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– Full Size Product, Party Season Savoir. Anatomicals, Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets that Chap. Day & night spot stick. FULL SIZE £3.79 for 7ml available at http://www.asos.com 

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– Full Size Product, Celebrity Favorite. All that Jazz, professional nail lacquer. FULL SIZE £9.98 for 15ml available at http://www.allthatjazzuk.com 

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– Innovative Skin Care. Skin Prep, Hydra boost – pure hyaluronic acid serum. FULL SIZE £24.99 for 70ml available at http://www.skinprep.com

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I have tried all of these beauty items & I love them. I defiantly got the ‘All that jazz’ nail varnish out on several occasions, it was so sparkly & perfect for the Christmas period, especially with a dark burgundy underneath, it is the Autumnal period so a dark nail is always great.

I have constantly been using the Bellapierre cheek & lip stain on my cheeks, the color is warming & again great around this period. I will be getting this out of my make-up bag on a daily basis moving forward!

Another great box full of great beauty goodies, some that where new to me & some that were some old favorite brands that were bringing me some great new products, perfect for this time of the year!!

An extra note: After receiving my Glossybox through the post. see photo below! #elleandglossy

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http://www.glossybox.co.uk

http://www.bellapierre.co.uk

http://www.tresemme.co.uk

http://www.asos.com

http://www.allthatjazzuk.com

http://www.skinprep.com

#133 Christmas is here!

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Thought I would write a little post about the fact we are now in the month of December and it is nearing up to one of my favorite holidays of the year Christmas. We are 23 days away from the big day & there are a lot of things to be getting on with before the big C.day including the following;

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– Buy a advent calendar – I currently have two one at work (how cool is my work) & one from M&S at my house, my sister & I bought them on Saturday, yum!

– Finish your Christmas shopping – I only have my parents & the boyfriend to buy for, I have booked a Saturday with my sister to go up to London so will be doing that in the next few weeks to tick off the rest of my buying list.

– Get involved with the Christmas spirit – I am going to London on Friday to catch up with friends & have decided to go to Southbank they currently have a mini fair by the water full of Christmas things, mulled wine etc.

– Visit the lights – Pop up to London and take a trip to all the Christmas lights, most of the roads have them & they are so pretty.

– Christmas party outfit – A lot of you will have Christmas party’s booked in including work do’s, friends and family drinks so make sure you have a sparkle frock on hand.

– Get your nails done – I have booked with my sister to go to Wah nails to get our nails done on the 23rd of December right in time for Christmas & I’m going to look after them so I can have them for New Years too – well worth the £30 I will be spending, plus I am excited.

– Check out the shop windows – Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Hamleys, Libertys & the shop windows that blow me away every year. I have already visited them once already a couple of weeks ago but when I go up to London next week will defiantly be revisiting them again with my Sister to get some great pictures!

Ice Skating – This for me is a really Christmas thing to do & there are lots of places you can go to Ice Skate including Hampton Court, Somerset House & even places locally in Surrey. Have a look what is best for you & book it because it will be a great evening out!!

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Hope you have enjoyed reading what fun, festive & sometimes free things that I love doing over Christmas, have a lovely Christmas & enjoy this festive month!

 

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http://www.marksandspencer.com 

http://www.wah-nails.com/

http://www.selfridges.com/

http://www.liberty.co.uk/

http://www.hamleys.com/

http://www.harrods.com/

http://www.harveynichols.com/

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/the-village-fair-78779

http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/ice-rink

http://www.thehamptoncourticerink.co.uk/

#132 Glossybox Number 16 , November’s Edition

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It’s November which means a new month, a new box, the Glossybox is back to its original state, the classic pink & once again has five great beauty products. This month for me is great, in the last couple of months I have had some really cool & quirky boxes with of course some great products & November it is nice to go back to the original box, back to the basics for the November box.

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The five products that are in this box are great, each brand is a brand that I know & do love so that is great & there are some really cool products that I wouldn’t buy myself so it is cool to try them, this is defiantly why I love the Glossybox because of this reason alone it introduces you to new brands or new products from the brand I already know.

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The following products in the box are;

– Full Size Product, International Brand. Lollipops Make Up, Eye Pencil. ONE SIZE 14 Euros available at http://www.lollipopsmakeup.fr

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– Full Size Product, Natural Ingredients. Burt’s Bees, Lip Shine. ONE SIZE £6.99 available at http://www.burtsbees.co.uk

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– Glossybox Premiere. H20+, Face Oasis Hydration Treatment. FULL SIZE £27.50 for 50ml available at http://www.marksandspencers.com/beauty/h20

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– Professional Skincare. MONU Skincare, Soothing Hawaii Facial Oil. FULL SIZE £26 for 100ml available at http://www.monushop.co.uk

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– Full Size Product, Intense Colour. 2True, Pro Sparkles Glitter Nail Polish. ONE SIZE £4 available at http://www.superdrug.com

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The November box is brilliant & it once again does not disappoint when it comes to beauty goodies. I have already tried each product & I am in love! That glitter is just too much fun, the H20+ hydration treatment is lovely. All in all a great box with five great goodies, looking forward to the December box, bring it on!

http://www.glossybox.co.uk

http://www.lollipopsmakeup.fr

http://www.burtsbees.co.uk

http://www.marksandspencers.com/beauty/h20

http://www.monushop.co.uk

http://www.superdrug.com

#131 Maleficent is #brilliant

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Maleficent (2014) – 

“A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.”

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This film ‘Maleficent‘ has been on my watch list since I saw the trailer early this year, it was in the cinema in May as seen by the photo above (I believe this is the poster used for advertising), I missed the boat with the cinema so have been waiting for it to come on sky & finally a couple of days ago (it was a Sunday evening = film night) & the boyfriend & I watched it.

It was great and it was well worth the wait, the film really shone the light on the story of Maleficent & who she is, why she becomes so sad & evil. Of course Angelina Jolie who plays Maleficent is brilliant in it, so is Elle Fanning who plays Sleeping Beauty & then the three fairies are done very well with well-known faces including Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton & Lesley Manville. It is funny normally I am good with faces but after looking at IMDB for the synopsis I realized Sam Riley was in it too – he has quite a big part in it & is lovely in it.

I always like to be surprised when I watch films, the trailer gave a lot of the story away but then did keep a lot of things hidden too & not knowing all of the faces is an added bonus! The Narration in the film defiantly gives it something extra especially the last line of the film, if you have seen it you will know what I am talking about & if not watch & listen.

A great film I was super excited to watch & was not disappointed, a big recommend!!

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587310/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1