#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.





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.


MARSK, Mineral Eyeshadow – Fifty Shades.


Royal Apothic, Tinties.


So Susan, Rose Quartet Lip & Cheek Palette.


Essie, Repstyle Polish.


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.







#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.


Nicka K New York, Colourfuzz Powder Blush.


Jelly Pong Pong, All over Gloss.


Kueshj Natural & Pleasant Cosmetics, Revitiliazing Face Toner.


Naked Lips, Organic Lip Balm Super fruits.


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.



#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 


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


– 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








#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


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


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


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


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


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!







#130 Deep Sleep Pillow Spray by Thisworks


I am constantly checking on the beauty blog websites that I follow to see what new posts they have recently posted up & this is how I got introduced to this product & I love it.

The Brand: ThisWorks

The Product: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, a modern natural beauty. 75ml £16

I love this product, I have had it just over a week & it defiantly does what it says on the tin (or in this case the bottle), with a mixture of Lavender Oils, Vetivert & Wild Camomile – this spray smells luxurious & perfect to calm you which is the whole point. After spraying this on my pillow, I had a lovely calm sleep that was lovely & long – perfect & what I needed. I use this product when I am not feeling 100% or when my sleep hasn’t been that great, a couple of sprays of this onto my pillow & it makes my sleep calm & I feel rested when I wake-up which is exactly what you want.

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Here is a little bit of information about this product from the packaging;

“Modern The miracle solution to a good night’s sleep. NATURAL Infused with essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Camomile. BEAUTY: A fragrant pillow spray – the best beauty secret there is. PURITY: Free from Phthalates, Sulphates, Synthetic colours & Synthetic fragrance, Parabens, Gmos, Mineral Oils, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol. EFFECTIVE: Our formulas work because of the high concentration, quality & combination of the natural actives. ECO FRIENDLY: This works always tries to ensure that packaging & ingredients are recyclable & environmentally conscious to help keep the world green. AWARD-WINNING: This works products have received multiple awards for their efficiency & outstanding performance. INTEGRITY: Each year we aim to help people & communities through donations & events.”

I have just read this great new post by the Pixiwoo’s – http://www.pixiwoo.com/2014/10/this-works-sleep-plus-pillow-spray.html, regarding This Works Sleep PLUS pillow spray & its sounds brilliant, this post gives you all the information you need on this new product so go check it out. It will defiantly be going on my Christmas list, I just love This Works & anything with Lavender in it & helps you sleep – I’m In!!



#129 Real Techniques, Limited Edition Nic’s Picks


I remember getting an e-mail whilst I was on holiday during August from the Pixiwoo‘s (I have subscribed to their blog & its great!) saying that they have a new limited Edition pack of brushes called Nic’s Picks – in the pack you have five brushes, 3 of them exclusive – two already in the collection but with a silver panel rather than there usual purple/orange/pink – here is the information all about the brushes;

A collection of Nic’s favorite brushes. Complete any look with this limited edition set, featuring 3 exclusive brushes specially designed to create the perfect finish.

Includes all the brushes needed to create a complete look:

  • duo-fiber face brush: for lightweight application + blending of face powder or pigments
  • cheek brush (set exclusive): evenly applies makeup across cheekbone for a more dramatic finish
  • angled shadow brush (set exclusive): perfectly cut for layering eye shadow in the crease
  • base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
  • Eyeliner Brush (set exclusive): firm, angled head for optimal control along lash line

What is there not to love, right? Well exactly, they were releasing them on the 1st October so I decided to put some money a side & buy them when they were released, I decided to purchase them on the Boots so I get the points (perfect for Christmas coming around sooner than we think) & I also added a couple more to my collection including the  Lash & Brow Groomer & the Silicone Eyeliner Brush, I have wanted them for ages & was so excited to be able to purchase these. I love them & they are great!!

They are all great brushes & I would recommend them to anyone, love them!