Birchbox | January 2018

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So Birchbox is back! That lasted long, I just missed it too much to not get it anymore. The annoying thing is , is that I’ve lost my vip benefits, but then I don’t think the benefits are not that great anyway as Ive never received anything from it. I feel like this is a very summery box, I thought they would of gone with a more subtle theme for just after Christmas but I guess sponsors are sponsors!


NUXE – Prodigieux Shower Oil | RRP £10.50

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Now I used this product and didn’t even know that I had. This did nothing to my skin, it didn’t make it glow or leave a shimmer like it said it would in the pamphlet it came with, maybe I didn’t use it right or something just because Ive had the oil from nuxe and I love it so to me this should of been a great product as well? or is it normal for products from the same brand not as good as the other? I really love in shower products so I was really excited to use this product, I will be honest my skin did feel a bit smoother after but nothing that was massively different. Im not downing on this brand because I do love the  oil that I had received in a box before so maybe I got a duff one.


PARLOR by Jeff Chastain – Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray | RRP £17.00*

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Everytime I’ve used sea salt sprays my hair has gone very tacky and felt horrible so I was scared to use this product, It did say in the pamphlet that it wouldn’t leave a tacky texture. It did. Not as bad as I’ve had it before but it did leave a weird texture in my hair and actually made it difficult to brush my hair at some parts, This did leave a lovely wave in my hair though. I blow dried my hair so it was straight and then sprayed this in (It does say you can do it on either damp hair or dry! ) so I thought I would give it ago that way as I do normally have a wave in my hair so after I sprayed it in and crunched it a few times and let it dry it left a really nice beach waves look in my hair. I will say I’m very lucky and my hair goes like it normally when I leave it to dry so I probably wouldn’t use this product again just because I don’t like the texture it leaves but I would definitely recommend this to anyone that doesn’t have a natural wave in there hair.


Afterspa – Amazing Makeup Remover | RRP £5.50*

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This was an awful tester product, This was basically a scrap of cloth from left overs of the full products. There was pink little sort of fibres coming off of it. I will say I have these in full size, not from the brand after spa but a cheap brand from B&M bargains ( I did do a review previously on my blog ) and they work amazingly! This little sample did work well, it did remove my makeup fine there just wasn’t enough space to get all my makeup off. These are a great idea just because it saves on the waste of wipes going into a rubbish pile in the ground so I would suggest getting your hands on some. I just don’t think this sample size gave the brand a very good first impression because the sample was so rubbish.


Lord & Berry – Blusher Crayon in Peach | RRP £15.00

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I have tried Lord & Berry before and liked it so I was excited to try this product, I’m very fussy on blusher though but this colour was so lovely on my skin tone. Im very pale but this brightened up my cheeks so nicely! It was so smooth to blend into my cheeks as well which some times I find my makeup rubbing off because I’m blending too much but this one just blended on! This was very expensive for £15 as this was a full size but I feel like this would last a long time. Its also very buildable which I love in blushers just because I like a more subtle look sometimes but then sometimes bit more vibrant.


Marcelle – Waterproof Eyeliner in Charcoal | RRP £10.99*

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I love love love this! I always have the issue with eyeliner where I put it on my eyelash line and It prints onto my bottom line, which is a big hate because I have to rub it off through out the day but this one didn’t do that! It didn’t budge or smudge all over my eyes. It applied very well as well and felt very creamy. I would 100% buy this full size, its not too expensive at £10.99 either and if it went I didn’t have to check on my eyeliner all the time I would pay a lot more than £11.00! Would definitely recommend!


Now this box was a lot of mixed feelings, some samples just didn’t work well for me, not sure wether it was me or the actual product to be honest. I feel like this blog post is me just moaning about a lot of the products, but I don’t want it to seem that way. I am just giving honest opinions on the box I received, so I hope its not to negative for you!

Hopefully next month will be much better!

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Much Love

Amy

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*RRP correspond to full-size items

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Glossybox | January 2018

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Its another year and Its still another Glossybox! Im always so excited to open these I can never hold in my excitement, I know that I always get my moneys worth with glossy box as they always fill it with goodies! Heres my reviews of the products that were in this months box!


Boots Beauty Beneath Supplements | RRP £39.99

Unfortunately I can’t review these as I haven’t been able to use these! There not suitable for vegetarians and they also have vitamins in which I’m already on tablets for. They actually say that they are suitable for pescatarians but after I looked on the back of packet they contain beef gelatine but they have actually sent out an email stating this to everybody so make sure your aware if you are a vegetarian! I am sorry that I’m unable to review these for you guys though!


Apicia Cream Blush | £22.00

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This has been one of the best blushes I have tried! This blush is a really nice pink and it works really well with my skin tone. Its a great blush to build so if you want a subtle look its possible or if you want a more darker blush you can also have it with this. It smoothes onto the skin really well and easy it doesn’t take a lot and its very long lasting. Its quite expensive for the size it is but I also do like the size. I probably wouldn’t buy this product just because of the price if it was cheaper I would probably buy it. Im also not sure wether its cruelty free… It contains Bee Pollen and doesn’t say anywhere if its cruelty free but it does say that it is 99.7% from natural sources, I might be dumb and not know wether that means it is or not but I looked online and haven’t been able to find out sadly.


Evelyn Jona Cosmetics Green Tea Primer | RRP £22.00

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I love this primer! It smoothes over the face really well and you really do have to use a tiny amount, It really helped with my pores as normally they can show through my makeup but with this primer it helped so much. I feel like it also helped with my redness on my face, it might of been because my makeup applied better. Its the winter so I also struggle with dry skin on my face and no matter how much I scrub my skin when I apply makeup it always comes back and with this primer it stayed at bay! So I didn’t get horrible flaky skin after I put on my makeup. I feel like the tube is half full, I’m not sure wether its just me or if it actually is though. The price is quite expensive for the size the same as the blush because this is a full size product again. I wouldn’t buy it just because of the price the same as the blush but if it was cheaper I would. Its also cruelty free which is great!


Nail Medic Nail and Cuticle Energizer |RRP £5.99

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This couldn’t of come at a better time! Ive recently grew my nails out and they’ve just started getting really brittle and breaking so I really needed a nail strengthener! This one worked wonders, I had only used it ones and there was already an improvement in how my nails were! Its just a nail on so you literally just put it on and wait for it to dry or you can rub it in, which I just let it dry on. Its a full size product and it was a decent size. For the price that it is and how well its helped my nails I would definitely buy it again and I would definitely recommend.


Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil | RRP £55.00

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This was the first time I have ever used a facial oil on my face because I have probably the worlds most oiliest face. This time when I received it I decided to just give it a try because it says it would help with skin complexion and I hate my red patches on my face so thought I would just risk it! Its helped with the redness on my face so that was a massive plus also I had a few spots under the skin and they were so painful and they were gone after one application. I feel like it make my skin a little oily but that was expected as I already have oily skin. It also smells amazing! Im not sure wether it was this or something else in the box but it made the whole box smell amazing. This is so expensive so I really wouldn’t be able to afford it as its £55.00 for a full size bottle, so I will just make this small bottle last longer than it should, but it is a really good size as a travel size.


I thought this was a really good box, it seemed a lot of cruelty free brands which is amazing. I hope they include more clearly cruelty free products. I know they have special vegan boxes that I could get but its more of every should use more cruelty free products!

You can get Glossybox for £10.00 + P&P each month and I couldn’t recommend it enough!

I also have a coupon code you can use to get 20% off your first box!

My coupon code to get 20% off is :  AMY-RFN

Much Love

Amy

xxx

 

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

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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

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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

Amy

xxx

Marzia’s Camping Box

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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

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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!


Bandana

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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

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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 

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

Amy

xxx

 

Birchbox : July 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Amy

xxx

Cutiepiemarzia’s Floral Subscription Box

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This is Marzia’s Floral Box! I love the front design of the box I find the little creatures cute and I like the fact that Marzia drew them and added them into the floral design of the box. I hate that they just use the shipping box as the actual subscription box because there never as nice to just keep but then I get that it saves on packaging and using more resources.


Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

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I LOVE this product, it smells amazing it feels amazing on my skin! Im going to use it as my special moisturiser and not use it up all in one go just because it smells so good! It didn’t make my skin too oily which I suffer with, with moisturisers so that was a surprise! I would definitely look into buying the full size product of this one. Its supposed to offer over 24 hours of hydration and it definitely did, in the morning my skin wasn’t dried up or anything like that It was a really good product! Even if it wasn’t I would still buy it just to sit there and smell it to be honest so it being a great product is just a plus!


Yes to Calming Micellar Cleansing Water

This is a nice product, to me it doesn’t stand out as one of the best products from the box. It smells really nice! It does smell quite strong of cucumbers which is quite nice because it does feel like its cleansing and lasts a nice smell on the skin after. It is a cleanser, toner and moisturiser in one which is really good! To be it made my skin a little oily after wards which isn’t great but that happens often with products just because of my skin type. The pump dispenser is cool, sometimes it does go everywhere if you don’t cover the cotton pad completely over but it is quite a nice idea and it does dispense enough to do your whole face and neck!


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

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I really love this product! Ive already looked into buying the full size! It feels so smooth on the skin, it doesn’t make my skin oily which is a massive plus for me, makeup goes on so easy and smooth it literally makes makeup going on the skin feel like a cloud. It make my makeup stay all day and it didn’t budge! It is close to the benefit cosmetics pore one but I like this one a lot more, I would choose this one over it any day just by how easy it make applying my makeup!


 DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub

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This product is really good for acne! I found that I’ve been under a lot of stress lately so my skin has been a nightmare! This has helped a lot, it helped the spots that I did have come up so go away which was amazing because it was awful! You can only use this twice a week which is quite annoying as I would use it all the time but its because of how hard of a scrub it is. It helped a lot with my dry skin as well, it didn’t completely get rid of it but it helped, My acne scars seem to be a little less obvious, still there but not as clear and dark which is amazing . I looked online and the price for full size isn’t too bad, It is quite expensive but it would be worth the money.


Custom Marzia WinkyLux Eyeshadow

I love the fact that they gave out micro eyeshadows from Marzias new collab, Thats always the plus with having marzias box because you always get something from if she collars with a company. I love the packaging of this product, I wish the actual eyeshadow packaging was that same as the outside package but sadly its just a white but it means that I’ve kept the out packaging because its too cute to throw out. This is a very orange eyeshadow! I didn’t think I would be able to wear it just because I’m more of a pale colour eyeshadow but when you blend this one out, you can see that its orange but its a very subtle one because I hardly used any product just because I didn’t want a bright orange eye if not if you put a lot on you would have a very bright orange eye. It blends out really well and is a really nice formula. I would love to see the big palette and I might look into getting it!


Surprise Product from Kate Aspen 

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These are the salt and pepper shakers from the Kate aspen collection. There was the chance of these and a photo frame. I really like these I find these really cute and very nice decor, I think I would of preferred the photo frame just because the pattern on the box of this one was the print of the photo frame so that would of been cute but I do still like these. They are very small so you would have to refill them every time which would be a pain but there worth the effort just by how cute they are!


Kenra Professional Platinum Blow Dry Spray

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This is one of my favourites from the box, it makes my hair feel so soft and silky and it also helps with the knots that I’m struggling with at the moment. Even if my hair is super knotty I just put this on my wet hair and put a brush through it and its completely fine! It also helps with flyaway during the day, it never seems to be frizzy after drying and helps to keep to style in longer. I will be buying this after this bottle runs out because it helps a lot with struggling to brush my hair!


Forest Creatures Sewing Kit 

Mini sewing kits are always handy! This one literally has everything even buttons and a safety clip. My only issue was as soon as I opened it , it broke so every time I open it, it breaks open and I have to struggle to close it so I don’t think it was very expensive for them to make. other than that I do really like this product and the idea of it. Its also a very good mini sewing kit as it has EVERYTHING! I love Marzias little forest creatures designs there really cute!


White Wire Headband

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This is a really cute add on to the box! Im not sure wether I would ever use it just because my head doesn’t suit things at all. Its a good quality product, not a lot was thought of it I don’t think but it is really cute and does fill in the box really well.


Overall I liked this box, this was a lot better than the last one but there was the same issue as I had last time as that there isn’t a lot of personally thought out things and just products, it must be the plan that she has because its always 2 things that is personally made for the box. This boxes products were better than the last one, I’m more likely to use these products and have actually given me more ideas of what products. Hopefully next box she will have more self thought products in!

Much Love

Amy

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Birchbox : May 2017

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It’s May already! So its already time for my review of this months Birchbox. I loved the design on the box this month, I’m keeping it the same as I did last month ( I just hope this doesn’t become a reacurence )


Benefit Cosmetics : The POREfessional Matte Rescue|RRP £23.50

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Iv’e always been a fan of benefit products they’ve always worked out for me like the mascaras and tints. This one has always been a go to for me as I’ve used this before, It is very pricy but I would pay full price (I’ve only ever been able to afford the small tubes) It always works well on my acne prone skin, it helps my skin to look less oily for much longer than normal products. The size of this product is really great, its good for traveling but its larger than there normal small size products. This was a really good product to come from Birchbox!


Doucce : Punk Volumizer Mascara | RRP £18

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This is my first time trying a product from this brand. Apparently it was a birch box exclusive! Im quite fussy with mascaras because Im not a fan of ones that clump your eyelashes together, so its quite difficult to find one that doesn’t do that as everyone seems to like that type of eyelash at the moment. This one was great! I didn’t put an eyelash primer on underneath and it worked really well! I would consider buying the full product but it is the same price as Clinique and I would prefer the Clinique one but this one is still great on its own. I wouldn’t say it didn’t give my lashes more volume but it didn’t clump my eyelashes so that was all that mattered for me so if your someone looking for one that can help with that maybe this one isn’t for you.


Kueshi : Hair Mask Shine & Volume | RRP £10.50

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This was a decent product. Lets just say I wouldn’t buy it, it made my hair too volumised for my liking, some people would like a product like that so if you like your hair to have volume this product does work. Its just not for me as I don’t like having volume to my already thick frizzy hair! I felt like it also made my hair very knotty which for a conditioner should do the opposite but that might be because of the dye build up on the bottom of my hair not suiting this product as normally my hair isn’t knotty so it might just not work well with this product. I personally wouldn’t buy the full size product of this but if your looking for very volumised hair then this is the product for you!


Marsk : Mineral Eyeshadow in Fifty Shades | RRP £14.49

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To be honest, I really don’t like the colour, but that is completely on me because I hate black eyeshadows, I find it hard to find an eyeshadow I like as it is and a black one to be is just completely off the ball! To be honest I haven’t tried this product just because I can’t ever wear black eyeshadow, I tried it on the back of my hand and it applied really well but other than that I can’t give an honest review of it. Only that I don’t understand why birch box didn’t let everyone choose which colour everyone would like because the difference between black and the light white colour they had is completely different and I would of used the whiter one but this one I can’t use which is a shame.


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics : Lip Tar Primer | RRP £15.00

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I like this product. I feel like its worth buying instead of lip balms because it kept my lips very hydrated throughout the day and I didn’t feel the need to apply lip balm which obviously saves time throughout the day and saves product as I didn’t have to use it multiple times. I didn’t try it under lipstick because I’m not much of a fan but as it says on the product you can just use it as a lip balm so thats what I’m going to use it for. I would possibly by this product again it is very expensive for the size of It but I imagine it would be bigger for the price as they give testers so I would possibly see what size the full size is.


I liked this box, its not amazing but its been better than the others, I just wished they had asked which colour you wanted for the eyeshadow then it would of been my favourite! I loved the box design thats definitely my fave because Im a massive fan of marble! Ive kept this one as well as the Boden one because they are very good to keep little odd things in and the designs are really nice!

Much Love

Amy

xxx

Makeup Remover Cloths!

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Now I know you’ve probably heard about the makeup eraser! Who’s hasn’t! Well while I was shopping I found these at B&M bargains for a whopping bargain for £1.99! Ive been trying to find a cheap alternate for the makeup eraser for a long time because I liked the thought of them, I think there great for saving on waste because your not having to throw out makeup wipes and all that which I hate doing! These you literally have to just wash and there ready to use again! I really like these! I have used them and washed them again to see if they still worked after washing them, and yes they did!

How long they will last for, I don’t know but then thats the same for everything even if it saves me from using up a pack of wipes and throwing them out I’m happy! For the price they are its a bargain. There quite soft on your face which is nice, they say they have a exfoliant side but I’m not sure which one it is as when you wet them they just seem the same, you can tell when there dry but not when there wet.

My only issue with these is literally that you have to wash them if not you have no means of getting your makeup off at night, but if you get enough to last the week that won’t be a problem as I am going to get some more soon so that won’t be an issue then. It does take maybe a little longer than it does a wipe but I normally get a stinging on my eyes and face which I didn’t get with these because its literally just water,  So this is definitely a good cheap alternative and I would recommend!

Much Love

Amy

xxx

 

 

Birchbox : April 2017

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This is Aprils Birchbox! I failed to upload last months as a lot was going on but I’m back to my normal routine!


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This is the ‘Luseta Beauty Keratin Smooth Conditioner’ and it retails for £5. I was bit confused as to wether this product would work with it not having a shampoo companion but I figured I would just try it with my normal conditioner and It was really great. The smell of the product is really nice, it doesn’t really leave a lasting smell on your hair though which is a bummer. It did smooth out my hair really well, Ive gone through troubles with flyaway with my hair lately and this product really helped! For the price of the full size product I would definitely buy because It’s quite cheap and It was a product that would really well for me!


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This is the ‘Polaar IcePure gentle scrub with arctic cream’ and the full size product retails for £23.50. This product doesn’t smell nice, well I’m not a fan, It doesn’t leave a lasting smell on the skin though so its fine. I liked this product, I don’t feel like it was amazing as it goes for in shower scrubs but as I’m a fan of the lush scrub this doesn’t even compare. Its not a heavy scrub so I don’t feel like it really does anything. It does leave the skin more moisturised but other than just putting on a moisturiser its not a product I would buy out for.


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This is the ‘Manna Kadar Cosmetics High Definition Powder’ and it retails for £27. This was the special product that everyone could choose there type that they would like and I chose the high definition powder because it sounded like something I would use more than the other choice. I was angry about this product it sounds stupid but being told that something the size of your pinky is a full size product can make you a little annoyed. I couldn’t even fit my brush into the powder its that small. It doesn’t even really do anything either, it doesn’t make my skin look any better or any worse. I 100% wouldn’t buy it as its such a stupid size. It’s a product I will probably end up just throwing out.


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This is the ‘Baija Paris Creme Moana In Fleur De Tiare’ and it retails for £15.90. This product is a French based company as you can tell by the name. This was my Favourite product this month, I LOVE IT! The smell from this lotion is amazing! I got a little bit on the bottle on the outside as I was using it and because I put it back into the box my whole birch box smells so nice! It rubs in so quick and doesn’t leave a horrible sticky feeling which is one reason why I hate body lotion. The smell lasts a hell of a long time as well which makes It even better as its basically a perfume at the same time. I will definitely be buying this product!


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This is the ‘ModelCo Eye Define Crayon Liner’ and it retails for £11 which for a eyeliner can be seen as expensive. Its a good Eyeliner, just nothing special, it does the same as what the others do which is smudge on the bottom eyeliner when thats not were you want it to be which is one thing I was hoping wouldn’t happen with this one. I would rather just buy a cheaper one that does the same really!


This months birch box looked so pretty! I loved the box pattern so much! The products were decent it was just the powder that was very bad and thats just because of it being ‘full size’ I’ve seen a lot of complaints online about its towards birch box so hopefully they would sell another tiny product with it being full size! Other than that it was a really good box!

Much Love

Amy

xxx

Beauty Formulas Glorious Mud Facial Mask Review

This is my review of the Beauty Formulas Glorious Mud Facial Mask!

For this blog I want to try out cheaper brand products to see if there uptown standard for me. As I’m learning to save and be more careful with my money I’ve had to change my £75 face wash routine down to a £5 and its not actually that much different so I’m trying out different face masks to see if they will work just as well.

This one retails for £1 which is super super cheap! I found this one in Savers , I’m not 100% sure wether its sold else where but savers is where I found this for £1. It comes in such a good bottle because its easy to reseal and use over again which is what I like in a face mask. I like ones that last longer than one use because then when you find a good one it will last longer! Im not sure how many uses you could possibly get out of this one but I imagine its more than 5 as you don’t need to use too much.

I suffer with really bad acne prone skin so products are come and go with me. Before I used this product I had so many painfully inflamed spots! After I used this product my spots had practically almost gone which is crazy because that never happens when I use face products! For a simple £1 face product it was amazing! The smell wasn’t too bad not a special smell but just a little tinge to it which is good because when face products smell strong It makes me a little scared because I feel like there a lot of products in it, I know thats probably not the case and its all in my head but thats how my head has it!

I just have to say I will be stocking up on this product! For £1 for something that gets rid of spots basically instantly you can’t go wrong, so make sure you go and check this product out its really worth the £1!

Much Love

Amy

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