Birchbox Review May 2017

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This months Birchbox theme is

‘It’s All In The Details’ it’s so true that the small things really matter.

So this months box is all about the little things we can do to make a big difference in our lives.  Im in love with the marble and rose gold box definitely my favourite birchbox box.

This month subscribers had the option of choosing between two shades of mineral eyeshadow, Fifty Shades or Vanilla Frosting. So first item is –

Marsk – Mineral Eyeshadow… (Full size).

I choose Fifty Shades which is a gorgeous grey colour its a beautiful silky shadow which works well for lots of different eye looks.  I suggest using a small amount on your brush and building it up to create the look you want instead of applying loads to start because a small amount really does go along way.  If you prefer a really intense look pack it onto your lid using a wet brush. Its 100% natural so even great for sensitive eyes.  I’ve also added a tiny bit on top of a smokey eye to give it a bit of dimension. Due to the fact that you don’t need to use a lot this will last a while making it a great purchase. RRP £14.49

Doucce – Punk Volumizer Mascara (Birchbox Exclusive) Travel size.

Everyone received this mascara in their boxes and its a great match with the Marsk,  It has a jumbo fibre wand which separates the lashes with ease and thickens and lengthens giving the look of false lashes.

This is a travel size mascara and because it’s so small and i have problems with my hands i didn’t get on very well with it. If it was full size id have been fine.  I prefer a smaller brush for my bottom lashes too so this has gone to my daughter and she really loves it. (Full size RRP £18)

Beauty Protector – Protect & Volume (Birchbox Exclusive) Travel size.

This is the product you need if you love extra volume and have to use loads of different products to achieve it. This is vegan friendly and paraben-free no nasty chemicals and smells lovely.  This will add volume and shine leaving your hair looking fabulous.

This wasn’t really the product for me due to having such this hair i really don’t need any extra volume but if used it on my daughter’s hair and it does add a lovely shine without looking greasy. Full size RRP £18.50.

Whish – Firming Body Cream (Birchbox Exclusive) Travel size.

Use this to firm and tone the skin great if you have any blemishes or marks on your skin, It has a blend of organic shea butter, green tea and cocoa seed butter so smells gorgeous and is also really moisturising for your skin.  Using a small amount massaged into your skin daily.

Unfortunately I’m not able to use this product it caused my skin to break out so im not able to give you my honest opinion because i havent used it only did a skin test.  I will be passing this onto a family member and i will give you their opinion when I have it.  Full size RRP £27.00.

Doux Me – Pure Spring Mist (Birchbox Exclusive)  Travel size.

Lastly is actually a totally shock for me as I never thought I’d be saying this but i actually like it and use it daily.  When i first saw it I was a bit gutted to be honest with you but ive changed my mind totally here’s why….

As you probably know about my health problems im not going to bore you with it again, because of those health problems im bedridden and im not able to move at all most days so I have my husband care for me. Everything has to be brought to me and I have to rely on him and my two fantastic kids and family to be able to wash  (using a bucket most of the time)  anyway if my husband and kids aren’t hear and i feel like I want to have a wash and freshen up im not able to until they get home.  So i thought id give this a try along with my Nivea Cleansing cream wash  and wow it really did help. So now i have this on the shelf next to my bed along with the wash and a towel and I can freshen up at anytime. Believe me when you’ve been stuck bedridden for all the years I have it makes you so thankful for those little details and to be able to freshen up without having to rely on others is a big thing and im so pleased this was in the box and im so pleased i tried it.  I literally use it everyday now and will be buying it again.  It really showed me i shouldn’t judge it until I’ve tried it.  Full size RRP £16.

So overall this was a good box for me even though im only using the spray and the mineral eyeshadow those two alone cover the cost of the box.

Unfortunately this is my last Birchbox for a few months just like Roccabox im going to miss these boxes.

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Hope you all have a great week.

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Look Incredible Review April 2017

Look Incredible Review April 2017

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Well here’s another fantastic box by look incredible, with April’s edit comes a great selection of make-up products and a makeup brush and they added an extra goodie in again which is a lovely bonus.

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So this month im very impressed as is my daughter.

So ill get started with the extra goodie.

Soap & Glory – Heel Genius.  I’m a huge fan of S&G products so this was a great extra for me. I have loads of these so this one has gone to my daughter,  It’s a lovely foot cream which works best overnight.  Apply a nice amount and then put on some bedtime socks and let the cream do its thing. You’ll have lovely soft feet and with the days getting warmer its nearly time for sandals and walking barefoot on the beach.

Nars Velvet Shadow StickDark Angel. RRP £21.

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My daughter was so excited when she saw this and the box soon left me and disappeared into her bedroom.  These are so creamy and blend really well, they apply really well and don’t fade or smudge throughout the day.  These matte shadows are those which are great for wearing alone and also under or over another shadow. They’re not sticky and look great all day.

Coloured Raine – Matte Lip Paint (Colour Mars) RRP £15.

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If you love matte lipsticks then this is definitely for you. This is a great liquid lipstick highly pigmented and have a matte finish.  It applies like silk and it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky.  It lasts all day and is completely smudge proof.  This colour has a red undertone to it. This is the best one ive come across.  This is high-end for a great price.

Josie Maran – Infinite Argan Enlightenment Duo.  RRP £20.

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Aswell as being a makeup product it’s also great for your skin, The Argan creamy oil is very hydrating and nourishes your skin giving it a boost of extra moisture not just on your skin but also your eyes and lips. After using the oil use the Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer all over your skin to give it a beautiful glow and looking radiant.  This would be great on summer holiday to make your tan shimmer.

Sisley – Concealer Brush RRP  £13.99.

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This brush has synthetic bristles which have been specifically to glide, allowing you to intensify your eyes without any smudged.

Wild & Beauty – Eye Shadow Pencil Duo RRP  £14.50.

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This is a favourite of mine, This is a liner one end and an eyeshadow the other, the liner is easy to apply and is a lovely shade for use day or night.  The shadow feels creamy and is easy to blend and also to build up the colour intensity you want, it had a lovely shimmer to it and sits nicely on top of eyeshadow too without creasing.

Overall this box is worth a huge £84.49, I payed just under  £22 for this box so well worth it.

☆ Note from this month (May) the price of the box will be going up to £25 so that Look incredible can continue to include great brands and products,  It is still a great price and we’ll worth it to receive high end brands without paying full price also a chance to try products you might not have known about.☆

It’s definitely a box i recommend, if you only have the budget for one box then i would suggest Look Incredible.

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Roccabox Review April 2017

Roccabox April 2017

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Roccabox is a new beauty box to the market launching in March and they’ve certainly made a fabulous entrance.  For just £10 plus (£3.95p&p) you’ll receive 5 beauty products from makeup, skin care and hair care chosen by one of the beauty world’s biggest personalities

This months curation has been chosen by the wonderful Gabriella Pisani founder and editor of Pretty Ugly,  Gabriella has chosen 5 of her favourite beauty products which includes a bit of everything. Hair, Nails and make-up.

Smith & Cults – The Lovers Shinning Lip Lacquer in a gorgeous coral colour perfect for spring and summer, This gives your lips a glass like shine and plumps up your pout perfect to wear alone or over your lippy.  Giving your lips a beautiful shine a beautiful shine. A must have for your makeup bag. RRP £23

John Friday- Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum. I get so stressed out by frizz ive tried everything and until I tried this nothing had helped.  This contains a unique blend of silicones, silk protein and thermal protectant that tames your frizz and leaves your hair silky smooth and also protected against the heat from hairdryer and straighteners etc. It doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy and totally eliminates the nightmare frizz. RRP £6.99

Nails Inc – Gel Effect Nail Polish.  This is fantastic it has the look of a professional gel polish but without the need to goto a salon and is also loads cheaper.  It’s really easy to use with a wider brush which covers most of the nail bed, it contains a Plumping agent which levels out any imperfections making application easier. Also there’s no need for a UV lamp or Soak-Off.  Meaning you can take it away with you and do your nails wherever.  RRP £14

Crabtree & Evelyn – LA Source Hand Therapy. This is a luxurious hand cream which is a lot like a body butter, Containing Hyaluronic acid and Antioxidant-rich green seaweed extract which are hydrating leaving your hands feeling super soft, moisturised without any stickiness or greasy feeling left behind. It smells divine a real treat for your hands. At a fantastic price RRP £8

Last but by no means the least is kure Bazaar – The Natural Pedicure Ritual. This is the best foot treatment ive ever used, The luxury foot mask filled socks and the nail file and cuticle stick this home Pedicure treatment is just the thing to get youre feet ready for those beautiful sunny days of spring and summer.  The mask is highly moisturising and very hydrating and after 2 days my feet are still silky smooth and no dry skin. Your feet with feel super soft and refreshed and you can relax in the comfort of your own home. Or even pack one in your weekend bag or suitcase. It doesn’t take long and you’ll have happy feet ready for wearing sandals. At a bargain price RRP £4.50

Overall this box has just blown me away, with 5 full size beauty goodies that are just what you need for the spring coming those lovely British summer days. Roccabox have definitely made it to the top of the beauty box list with curations like this month im looking forward to May’s box. I definitely recommend Roccabox.

If you sign up use the code MYFRIENDSAID when placing your order you’ll receive 10% off you’re first box.

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Glossybox Review April 2017

Glossybox Review April 2017

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This months edit is all about busy women who want beauty products that make life a bit easier.

I like all the products in this months box.  I’ll start with my favourite which has to be without a doubt…

Rodial Glamolash XXL mascara– I absolutely love this mascara and its now my number 1.  I don’t have an eyelash curler anymore so ive not been able to have gorgeous curled eyelashes until now…This mascara curled and lengthened my lashes after the first application. I usually apply 3 coats of mascara to get the length i like but with this i did one full application and then just added one coat onto the ends of my lashes, only one coat to my lower lashes.  Using this really widens up the eye and there’s no need for false lashes. I’m so pleased this was in the box and its a nice travel size too so will last a while.  I’ll be purchasing the full size for sure.

Elgon Deliwash Cleansing Conditioner – This co-wash conditioner is fantastic and is great for giving your hair a moisture boost and leaves it super soft. The main reason I love this is that its perfect for people with physical disabilities and the elderly as it saves so much time.  Because im bedridden i have to rely on my husband (my carer) to wash my hair on the bed and as it takes so long it causes a great deal of pain for me, this cuts that time in half and also rinses a lot easier than shampoo. Also meaning im not in more pain than I have to be.  I’ll be purchasing this again.

Merci Handy Love and Hand Cleansing Gel – Aswell as being a great hand sanitizer this also has micro pearls which hydrate the skin as they burst.  Hydrating and killing bacteria at the same time.  These are great to have at home, the car, your bag especially great if you have kids.

Modelco Contour Stick – This was the sneak peek from last months box so everyone received this.  I love the fact that not only is it great for contouring but makes a great eye shadow, blend it out softly and it works with a nude look, but if you pair it with a bronzer you can create a gorgeous sun-kissed look especially when you use it as a lipstick. When i use it for contouring i use it lightly as im fair-skinned and i build it up if needed, i also like to use a bronzer over the top just to give it a glow.

Sport FX Duo Definition Eyeliner – I like that its double ended and black and brown, I used this as a lipliner and also for my brows which both worked well. I love using brown on my water line to create a subtle eye look and great for the day if you prefer a softer eye.  The liners are very thin so create a delicate line which you can build up to the look you prefer.  The black isn’t a dark black either so also works well for a softer eye.

So overall im really happy with this months box and im pleased im able to use everything.

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