Glossybox : July 2017

This Is my first ever Glossybox! Im so excited to share with you my reviews of the products and the overall review of glossy box as a company. The first box is half price with it coming too £8.25 including postage. Normally it costs £13.25 which Is just bit more than birch box.

Bellapierre Cosmetics – Banana Setting Powder | RRP £25

When I read that this was called banana setting powder I thought that it was going to smell like banana, but it really doesn’t. Im not sure wether its supposed too or not but I love it either way! The fact that this is a full size product with the RRP of £25 is amazing! wether its like birch box or not where it says its a full size product and it actually isn’t, I’m not sure but this does seem like a decent full size product. I used this too set my under eye because I always struggle with my black under eyes coming through so I can never find a powder that helps with that and this one was amazing! I definitely recommend this!

Spectrum Collections – Small Fan A10 | RRP £4.99


I love this brush! Ive wanted a fan brush for ages, so when I seen this was in the glossy box I finally decided to get glossy box for a tester. I love the colours of the brush, I love spectrum brushes full stop, just because I think they have colour matches for everyone which is great because even when you want a less colourful makeup brush they have them like the white and light grey collection. This brush is perfect for highlighting and contouring! Its the perfect brush!

MONU Professional Skincare : MONUspa Soothing After Sun Lotion | RRP £19.95


Now because I live in the UK and I’ve already had my dose of British sunburn week, I haven’t been able to use this product just because its tipping It down in the UK. I just wish I had this about 6 weeks ago because I feel like this might of saved me! I will definitely test this when I forget about suncream and give a review though!

Cutebalms : Macaroon Tint Balm in Crushed Berry | RRP £5.99

The packaging for this lip balm is so cute! I really like it, the colour is lovely as well you can apply it so its subtle or you can apply it so its more bright. It isn’t very smooth on your lips though I found it quite drying, It also smells like kids makeup so applying also feels like kids makeup. It is a very cute product I just wish they product on the inside had a better smell and that the application of the product was better.

Papanga : Spiral Hairbands | RRP £4.99

These are ok, They really do help with pulling out hair, I don’t feel like a lot of hair gets wrapped around it so no hairs are left on the hair tie. They aren’t very tight either which is probably why no hair gets pulled out so that takes some getting used too as I’m used to the really tight hair ties. They are quite comfortable, like normally I lie against the wall and a hair tie is uncomfortable and I always end up having to take my hair out which with these you don’t really have too. They do also stretch out so they don’t stay as small so long which is probably because I have thick hair when it air dries. I would recommend this product if you don’t mind spending money out often for new less stretched ones.

This was my first Glossybox and it definitly won’t be the last! I love birch box and I don’t want to compare them but I have seen people on birch box’s Facebook page complaining and saying that glossy box is better so thats why I finally decided to try it. I do love both though, I can see why people say glossy box is better just because the product do seem better and the presentation of the box is a lot better. I think glossy box is going to be a great box to receive every month though and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!

Much Love




Marzia’s Camping Box


This is sadly my last Marzia Subscription Box, I feel like I’ve had enough boxes of them not being a lot of unique things in there and low and behold after I cancel and I get my last box, theirs a lot more in this box, So lets get too it!

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads


I really like these, I find they make my face feel so fresh after washing my face, I feel like my face has really had a deep clean even though it was just a normal wash which is great. There really easy to use as well as you don’t have to use a cotton pad as well as a product its just built into the pads already which I love. After looking them up online as they don’t state a price on the sub box slip anymore and it comes at about £12.00 for the 28 pad box, there is a bigger box which is priced at £19.20 which if you used these twice daily that would really be worth buying!



I like the bandana, I love the colour of it I think it fits really well with the box theme and the summer thats coming up. I probably won’t use this for what its intended for, just because I have a big head and things like this don’t normally suit me, which if you watched the unboxing video on marzias channel, its supposed to go around your head. It would look super cute if that sort of thing suited you but its not my cup of tea. I will still find a cute use for it though.

Marzipan Camping Mug


Ive always wanted a camping mug, I think they would look adorable if you had a cupboard full of them. I had a cup of coffee out of it and the problem that I’ve found is that you get that horrible metal taste. I changed sides of the cup and it was much better but hopefully the whole cup doesn’t end up the same all over because that will be awful as I’m sure I’m the same as everyone I hate that taste. I love the little pattern on the mug though its really cute, thing is the pattern is on the side of the mug that you have to drink from your right hand, where I drink out of my right so only I can see the picture. Its a really nice big size cup though so its great.

Wet n Wild Megagle Makeup Stick 


This is one of two blush sticks that were in the box, this one is a bit more to my skin tone I feel because I’m very very light skin toned so it makes sense that the lighter one is better for me. It blends Really well and its really smooth to blend in and is build able so if you did want it bit darker then you can easy build it to your preference. The brand is also cruelty free which is something I’m really into, I’m trying to change my products into cruelty free so having this in the box has really helped me with finding alternatives.

Comic Book 


This was a cute addition to the box, I think its a really nice little book in there and the drawings are really nicely done swell, Marzia drew them herself which makes it more personal to the box. It would be something really cute to just have out on the side for people to have a quick read which is great.

Marzipan Notepad & Forest Creatures Pencil


This is a really cute notepad, it has Marzia’s drawings that she did for the box and mainly the comic,  Its a really long notepad which is good because then you don’t need to use up so many pages on one thing. The pencil is also cute, I love that she brought back the forest creatures as I love them. I think they should of been coloured on the pencil though as It would of made it feel like more effort had gone into it apart from it being just plain and black and white.

Scent Trunk Custom Perfume

I like the smell of this perfume, I don’t know wether if I smelt it in a shop I would buy it over my normal sort of smells though, it is a very strong fruity vibe which Is a nice smell for the summer, maybe not for winter time but thats my preference. It is quite long lasting, I did reapply throughout the day but I feel like thats with most fragrences really. I would love to look more into scent trunk to see how much it is to make your own as I think this would be a really fun, cute thing to do!

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum


I loved this company the last time they were in Marzias box so I was so excited that there was another type of product from this brand, I really love this product just like I do the other one, the smell is amazing, the feel on your face is amazing, I think I’m really going to have to splerge out on the full size of all of these products just because I feel like a lot of thought has gone into them, just because they smell amazing and make my skin feel amazing!

NYX Illuminating Stick In Rose Petal Pop


Ive always wanted to dry an NYX product so when this came in the box I was really excited to try it! This one is the other one of the blushes, the difference with this one is that its also a lip stain/ lipstick as well so I feel like I will use this one as more of a lip balm as its bait too dark for my face as a blush. Its really smooth as well so its really easy to blend, I would probably try these again just in a different colour that is more like a blush for my face, just because this was is way too dark pink for my liking for an everyday wear.

I really liked this box, I have to admit the ones that I have had in the beginning are better like the Halloween box and stuff but she has gone back more towards putting unique stuff in which is great, I did have issues with getting the parcel which I will be blogging about in another post as thats not Marzia’s personal box thats ReelStyle. I did really like this box, it did end up costing me £43 which normally it costs me less but make sure you check that out in my blog post that is going to be up straight after this one! I am sad that this is my last Marzia sub box just because I have got some great things from the boxes, it has just become way to expensive for what it is for me.

Much Love




Meditation Monday : Blogging

This Meditation Monday is about Blogging! Ever since I’ve starting blogging I’ve realised that I’m a lot more calm, just because if I want too I can write a blog most just about whats going on in life, even if I don’t post It I find it relaxing to just sit at a computer or note pad and just write about life or what ever I want. Life has become more busy which sucks as my blogging routine has been knocked out once again! But trying to get it back into my life has make me so much calmer again. I spend my days thinking what I would like to write about and what I would like to tell you guys about or show, and it so much fun. Every time I sit and write at this laptop I feel like I’m talking to a bunch of friends and it just makes me feel at home, even when my old home is far away, or that my old friends are far away. Its also a way of expressing myself to someone other than my family, friends or partner. Me and my partner spend 24/7 with each other and its amazing, just sometimes I wish I could share things with other people. So blogging has made that possible for me, it makes me feel like other people are listening to what I have to ramble on about even if it makes no sense. Even if I don’t post it I’ve still sat here and told you guys about things, things that maybe I don’t want my partner to worry about. Blogging is a great way of expressing how you feel about things, like explaining to you guys how I feel about these different products or my weight loss journey or just a life update. I find this a way to stay calm even if I feel like things are getting too much for me. Blogging is a big part of my life, and I love that I share it with you guys.

Hopefully if you haven’t started a blog or write you will read this Meditation Monday and give it a shot. I never thought I would be able to write and post things online but I love it, I love that its a way for me to be out in the world even if I can’t afford to be.

Much Love



Birchbox : July 2017


This months Birchbox is a Summer Daze theme! I really love the pattern of the box! It feels so summery and just makes me want to go on holiday, which is a bummer because I don’t have one planned. This month we were all treated too 6 lovely samples to try!

Origins : RitualiTea Oolong-La Face Mask |RRP £32.00


I was so excited to use this face mask because I’ve heard of origins and have always wanted to try there products so when I got this in my birch box I was itching to try it! I used this face mask after getting home from work so this was so nice! Ill be honest I enjoy the sheet masks because there so easy to apply, this one you have to add two teaspoons of water and mix it which was a little annoying when you just want to apply it, but the effort was so worth it! It has made my skin so so soft its unreal. Its a couple of days after and my skin feels just as soft as to when this came off so you basically get a facial feeling face for days after! I feel it is very expensive but it would be worth it, its over my price range to buy though but I feel like it would last a long time seen as though my face still feels good days after!

Catherine Malandrino : Style de Paris Eau de Parfum | RRP £50.00


I LOVE the smell of this perfume! It smells so nice, and expensive! Its a very warm smelling perfume which is what I like my perfume to smell like because I don’t like them too fruity, so this one is great, even my partner likes it and he’s very fussy when it comes to ladies perfumes. Its very over my price range for a perfume which is bit annoying as if it was bit cheaper I would look into buying the full size. I do really like the size product they gave out, its very small and will probably last one day but the smell lasts a long time so thats not a problem.

Balance Me : Flash Cleanse Micellar Water | RRP £16.00


Ive used Balance me products before and I’ve always loved them so I wasn’t surprised that I loved this one as well! Ive had stressed breakouts so this helped clear it up so much, I love that its natural products as well. It does seem to soap up on the cotton pad but I feel like it really helped to get into your skin as my skin was tingly after so it feels very nice on your skin. I would look into buying this for a full size product as I don’t find its too expensive for a micellar water.

Rituals : Hammam Delight Foaming Shower Gel | RRP £4.50


For some reason I saw this product as a shaving gel, lord knows why as its clearly stated on the bottle and in the leaflet that comes with the box that its a shower gel, I even looked it up online to see if it was cruelty free and still thought it was a shower gel. But with that being said I used it as a shaving gel before finding this out and it was actually amazing, I feel like I would buy this just to be a shaving gel as it really helped to make my legs and underarms so smooth! Using it as a shower gel was great as well, the smell is a little bit too strong but it really does help to make your skin smooth as using it as a shower gel. I am going to be buying this full price as I really enjoyed this product!

Benefit Cosmetics : Chachating Lip & Cheek Stain | RRP £25.50


This months box had Benefit in again which I was so excited for! This was the product that you could choose between the different colours and I chose the cha cha one as I felt that was more suited for me and I haven’t really got a lip or cheek product that has this colour. I really love the lip and cheek tints I think there so useful and subtle on the lips, It also helps with saving space in your makeup bag as its two in one! I love these and have multiple different colours of the lip and cheek tints.

Percy & Reed : Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery | RRP £20.00


I really liked this product! I love the fact that you put it in overnight and it stays in all night, I think thats so useful for someone with a busy life. It didn’t ‘disappear’ like they say it does when you put it in, it does sort of go wet in your hair but it does dry after a while and it doesn’t get your pillow wet or leave any stains or mess on the pillow so thats a plus, I think this is a really handy thing to have in your beauty products if your a busy person or just if you enjoy using different beauty products.

I Loved this box! This box was really easy to use the products because I use all these things. I feel like birch box is definitely worth the money, if you want to try products out before you spend a lot on the big products its great for you which is what I enjoy to do, I like to try things out before I make a massive purchase and birch box is great for that because they give samples from expensive companies the same as a little cheaper companies. Now I have to choose which Spectrum Makeup brush I want next month!

Much Love