Glossybox Uk Unboxing & Review June

Glossybox Uk

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I wasn’t expecting to recieve this months Glossybox,  if you read my previous Glossybox Review you’ll know i cancelled my subscription, Well as it was my 10 year wedding anniversary 30th june my amazing hubby got me the box as part of my presents.

Glossybox is a monthly beauty box subscription, each month you receive 5 beauty products which are tailored to your beauty profile. For just £10 + £3.25(P&P) You can subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months. Or you can do month by month and cancel at anytime.

This months box also came with 2 extra goodies when you sub so I received the fantastic Dr PawPaw which I absolutely love and the Rodial XXL mascara in travel size and this mascara is fantastic.

Right onto the box itself the June Edit was the best I’ve ever had with 7 products which just blew me away, They packed so much into the box it was the most exciting unboxing that just kept giving. So this months products were a really good mix of beauty products covering hair-care, make-up, skin-care and also an extract of Wilde Like Me which launched 29th June and was written by Blogger Louise Pentland Its a much anticipated book perfect for a summer read (I’m looking forward to reading this and I don’t really read books) Also four out of the seven products are full-size so this months box really does pack all the punches.

I’ll start with

111 Skin – Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel (trial-size)

If this was full-size it would be £110 which is way out of my price range but it is a fantastic product and I love using it.

Even though this isn’t a full-size product it was a good size sample, you only need a very small amount so it will last a while. I alternate between this and another eye cream.  This really is very hydrating use your ring finger in a gentle patting motion, The ring finger is always the best finger to use under the eye area as it doesn’t put a lot of pressure on the very thin skin. This also brightens up the eye and if have some left I apply it to my eye lids too. It’s really soothing and cooling to the eyes and also is a nice base for your primer.

Sleek – Power Plump Lip Crayon. (Full-size £5.50)

This super creamy natural lip crayon contains ingredients which encourage blood flow to the lips surface and give them a nice plumped up lip that also looks natural still.  I like my lips with it first and then let them start to tingle and then apply it to the rest of my lips. This is also a great base to put on before you apply your liquid lipsticks and lip glosses, It helps to keep your lipstick in place and also because the lips have been lined with the crayon it helps prevent the lipstick from bleeding. The lips look nice and natural.

Batiste – Stylist Sheild My Locks Heat & Shine Spray 200ml (Full-size £4.49).

Batiste is a brand I love for their fantastic quality dry shampoo and their affordable for all prices, This product doesn’t disappoint either. Protect the hair against the heat from hair dryers, straighteners, etc up to 230○c, Each time you use them it causes damage to your hair and so having a heat protection spray that works is a must and this gives you the protection you need plus it’s also a styling spray so no need for multiple products. I’ve been using this all the time and I love the shine it gives your hair and also the fact that it doesn’t make the hair stiff like hair spray and other styling products can. It’s also great if you just want to add a bit of shine and freshness to your hair it looks natural and fresh.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics – Sheer Glo. (£22.50)

This is a great highlight to use alone along the cheek bones and in all the places where the light would naturally give a glo, It’s also perfect for mixing into your usual liquid foundation to give a dewier make-up look.  I love to add some when I’m feeling like I need to brighten up my face without having to do a full face of make-up. This would be perfect for a natural look on a summer’s day or evening with a black or brown mascara, a bit of shimmer eyeshadow, a little bit of bronzer and a light lip gloss. Continue reading

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.

Smile because we’re all beautiful 💞

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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Smile we’re all beautiful 💞