May Glossy Box

May Glossy Box

I always feel every month its a battle of the boxes between GB and LF boxes. I didn’t post about the April Glossy box last month, there were some good products but I just didn’t want to post about it but this month I wanted to share my thoughts.


If you saw my Look Fantastic May review, then you’d know I got this product, Scrub Love, but a different scent.. this is Cucumber and Bamboo, is activated charcoal, and claims to be cleansing, purifying and detoxifying. I love love love the coconut and cranberry one so I have high hopes for this too.


-417 foot nourishing cream, I love a foot cream and this smells super nice and not the traditional foot cream smell. Looking forward to using this next time I do a pedicure on myself (due one just before the wedding haha)


PawPaw Original Balm, I have seen this on various blog posts, videos and tweets so really happy this is in this month’s box. I used it on my lips straight away and made them so soft! It says it can be used for the lips, skin, hair and nails etc. It’s also fragrance free. This is an awesome sized sample too.


Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy diamond top coat…. I always need a top coat so will get use out of this. Hopefully it’ll be good to help with chipping.


And last but not least Ruby Blush, there’s no shade name on this but says Coral on the leaflet inside the box, it’s a matte peach which makes a nice change from the shimmery peaches I own. It’s quite chalky but pigmented.

So overall, it’s not a bad box! XO

 

May Look Fantastic Beauty Box

May Look Fantastic Beauty Box

I am always so excited to open the LF Beauty box! I think this will be a subscription I carry on once its run out, although I do want to switch to a beauty box that is cruelty free. I know I have said in my Q&A MAC is my favourite make up brand but it is only because I haven’t found a foundation that is cruelty free that comes close. If you have recommendations for a CF beauty box please let me know. Anyway that said this is what I got in this months box……

Prepare yourself as this is a good one… I haven’t tried the products yet but so excited to try them and perhaps do individual reviews but these are my first impressions and thoughts.

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I  was happy to see a scrub instead of another sheet mask haha…. this is the Scrub Love Hydrating Coconut oil body scrub!! Now I love coconut oil and I love a scrub, I am really excited to try this as it claims to be deeply penetrating, skin brightening and anti oxidant rich.

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This had me with Quick Treat, It is an innovative microfibres.. I assume a cloth… it claims to remove make up with only water… I am not sure whether to save this for the wedding night… I am hoping the Prosecco would of flowed and I won’t be bothered to cleanse and tone etc.

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Nu Face Prep and Glow, there was nothing about this in the magazine so a little confused to what this is. It says it cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates. It says it is a textured cleansing cloth, so quite keen to try this. Again I may save this for the wedding night as I will have a lot of make up on.

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Mellow Baked Eyeshadow, if you saw my eyeshadow post you will see this colour is right up my alley!! Looking forward to trying this and think it could possibly double up as a highlighter.

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3 minute peel, bit nervous about trying this as smells like those little shower gels you get in hotels, but it says to massage into the face for 2-3 minutes and dead skin will come off on your hands… sounds disgusting yet satisfying!

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James Read Gradual Tan H2O mist, this is like a face spritzer but also gives you a gradual tan! Genius idea.. just hope it doesn’t go on patchy! Will definitely keep you up to date on this one.

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System Professional Solar Sun Oil, this is a luxurious hair protection oil, this is really interesting as always so worried in the sun that my hair will get more damaged, I lather on the SPF but my poor hair is left to the elements… I am not a hat person so think this will be ideal for summer.

I am certainly happy with this months box!! I need to collect my Glossybox and see how it compares this month. XOXO

Q & A

Q & A

This is my first Q&A, I was a little nervous about posting on Twitter asking for questions in case no one replied haha and was so happy to receive some! So here goes:

What is your favourite cosmetic brand? This is a tricky one for me but I think MAC has to be my favourite at the moment as love their foundation and lipsticks.

If you could only use one beauty product for the rest of your life what would you choose? Mascara hands down, with lip balm a very close second… Although not sure how I would manage without concealer haha…

Would you rather have whiskers like a cat for the rest of your life or ears like a dog? This made me chuckle, instantly I thought whiskers but I think the ears like a dog and never wear my hair up again.

Which brand would you love to work with on your blog? Easy… Liz Earle, I love their products so much!

Best advice to avoid creasing under the eye? I used to struggle with this so bad, but I think finding a good concealer that doesn’t crease much in the first place, and then setting with a translucent powder.

Whats the best facial oil for sensitive skin? I love the Liz Earle Superskin facial oil, however, is quite pricey. If you’re sensitive anything with Aloe or Lavender I find work well. Coconut oil can be warmed in the hands to make a nice facial oil too.

What is your favourite thing to cook? Cheesy pasta… or Lasagne.

What are your pet peeves? Chewing with your mouth open or just loudly… Just no thank you…

Who is your blogging inspiration? This is really difficult as I have so many blogs I love so much! But the person that motivated me to blog was Anna Does Makeup… or Anna Edit as she is now.

If you were Queen for the day what would you make illegal? Working or going to school on your birthday!

Whats the most romantic thing anybody has ever done for you? This has to be when James proposed to me in Tenerife on the balcony as the sun was setting, love this memory.

If you had to move abroad tomorrow, where would you go and who would you take with you? New York, I have been there once and constantly dream of it and I would take my other half and son… and ideally my mum, dad, brother, his wife and my nieces and nephew.

I think I will leave the questions there! Hope you learnt a little something about me! XO

My Favourite Eyeshadows

My Favourite Eyeshadows

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I am going to be 100% honest and I must say I haven’t been a loyal eyeshadow wearer, as long as I have mascara on I am set… and brows!

Here are the eye products I love and everything listed here is all I have in my collection now as I feel I don’t need any extra.

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Started with my favourite… Too Faced Naturals Palette: I bought this with a birthday voucher and I haven’t regretted it. My most used shades are Nude, Silk Teddy and Honey Pot… There is a theme in the colours I like. This palette is so pigmented, hardly any fall out on me and its a small palette so perfect for over night stays and putting in my handbag.

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Urban Decay Naked Palette: This was one of my first ‘high end’ eyeshadow palettes and it was love at first sight. I love LOVE Sin, Naked and Half Baked, I even have separate pots of this shades as I was using them every day. Again with these no fallout and easy to blend, this is definitely a staple eyeshadow palette for me as you can create so many looks.

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette: James bought this for me for my birthday and it is great to create an every day look, I will be honest the shades as pigmented as I am used to with the above palettes and a little fallout, however, I still love this palette. I will get more use out of this in Autumn/Winter I think as there are more Autumnal shades like Freshly Toasted and Warm Notes. Will go well with MAC Rebel I think. For a general day to day look though I usually use Sweeter End and Pure Ganache.

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Maybelline Colour Tattoo On and On Bronze: I have mentioned this a few times in these neck of the woods, I love using this as a base for a Gold eyeshadow look, just keeps the shadows in place for longer. I use this on its own too if I want something on my eyes and want to do my make up quickly.

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette: Again James bought this for me for my birthday, I have the Cocoa Blend and this one on my Wishlist since before Christmas. I heard mixed reviews about this palette though so was a little worried I wouldn’t like it (especially as it was a gift…) that said… I really love it. Not as an everyday look but definitely for a meal out or going out out. I love all the matte shades, they are very easy to blend. My favourite shades in this palette are Puree and Cobbler. I think this palette is perfect for creating Spring/Summer looks and will go really well with shades like MAC Little Buddha. Also as a side note…. it smells INCREDIBLE.

What is your favourite eyeshadow palette?

XO