BLOGMAS: 11 sleeps…….GlossyBox December 2017 *Spoilers*

Weather: Raining 🀬

Christmas Carol/Song of the day: One More Sleep, Leona Lewis

Christmas Film/TV of the day: The Santa Clause

Christmas tip of the day: make mulled wine on Christmas Eve morning it will keep your house smelling glorious all-day long.


I have been out of action for a few days so I am late with this unboxing. I have high hopes for this box following the debacle that was the December Birchbox.

The box itself isn’t what I would describe as festive in colour but it has lovely gold lettering that says” Mince Pies, Starry Skies” – love it.Β  So, what did I get in it?

I got 5 FULL SIZE products and a chocolatey treat – did you hear that BirchBox? 5 FULL SIZE, none of your Scrooge samples.

  • Naobay Gel to milk cleanser – RRP Β£15.99
  • Laqa & Co Cloud Lips – RRP Β£12.70
  • Profusion Runway Eye Collection – RRP Β£3.75
  • Steve Laurent Precision Tip Eyeliner – RRP Β£18
  • Econdenta Extra black whitening toothpaste (its freaky) – RRP Β£4.49
  • Ferrero Raffaello Chocolates – Christmas Treat


Total box value: Β£54.93 – the products are lovely and the packaging of the lippy and liner is GORGEOUS

Love the box and the contents

God bless us, everyone


BLOGMAS: 17 sleeps…… Birchbox December 2017 *SPOILERS*

Weather: Snowing β˜ƒοΈπŸ˜Šβ„οΈ

Carol/song of the day: Last Christmas – Wham!

Christmas film/TV of the day: Lark rise to Candleford

Christmas tip of the day: put cinnamon and slices of orange in old tights and stuff them behind the radiator – smells gorge


So my Birchbox arrived whilst I was away. This WILL be my last box, I stuck it out for a year but overall I have been disappointed so I would rather spend my money elsewhere. (more…)

BLOGMAS: 18 sleeps…..

Finally home and too tired to blog but it’s SNOWING 🌨 β›„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŒ§β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ˜ƒπŸ­

Need all the below to sort my skin: thanks London

The Belle Hand-cream was a present from Japan from my eldest and it is just too cute

God bless us, everyone πŸ’–πŸ­

BLOGMAS: 22 sleeps…….

Weather: Milder but grey and damp

Carol/song of the day: hey little bull

Christmas/TV of the day: Planes, trains and automobiles

Christmas tip of the day: if you try to make Blue Bols ice lollies using Mr Frosty, they won’t freeze ❄️

It was a snuggly lazy Sunday morning for me and I didn’t want to get dressed as I was wearing the snuggliest and cosiest dressing gown and slippers. The dressing gown is from Asda Β£20 and the slippers are from Matalan Β£10 (more…)

BLOGMAS: 23 Sleeps…..

Weather: dreary and cold

Carol/song of the day: in the bleak midwinter

Christmas film/TV: Stella Christmas special

Christmas tip of the day: use flour and glitter to make Santa foot prints

Chilled day with the dogs, cleaning and watching Christmas specials on Xmas gold TV. We have had The Gruffolo, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Delia cooks Christmas, Father Ted and now Stella. the dogs are doing the usual….. nothing. (more…)

Soap and Glory Solar Powder

I got this bronzer when I got the primer, as it was on a 3 for 2 deal at Boots.Β  I also purchased the Supercat eyeliner I will tell you about that in another post.

The Solar Powder is a multi shade ‘shimmering’ bronzer. When you open it it looks like Benefit Hoola and Hoola light with a pink over spray covering the embossed S&G.Β  That over-spray comes right off and beneath it is just nice matte bronzers.

I love Hoola but sometimes it looks really muddy on me especially if I have been cack handed with it and I also struggle to blend it.Β  I have my eye one the Hoola Lite (birthday list kids!) as I think the colour would be better suited to me as I am very fair skinned.

I was a bit anxious to use this as I had had such disasters with the foundation and primer but this bronzer is GORGEOUS; its very (bingo key words coming up) Buttery, creamy, pigmented and blendable. Whoooo Hoooo – got a line, call bingo!

But seriously this is a lovely bronzer, it applies really nicely,Β  the colour suits my complexion and it lasts all day without fading or rubbing off.Β  I loves it 10/10

I still want Hoola lite though kids so get your money out and I also want the Benefit dandelion twinkle and Anastasia Modern renaissanceΒ  – not so subtle HINT

Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer

Hi guys – I reviewed the S&G ‘One Heck of a Blot’ foundation a while a go; you can read thatΒ Here.Β  I hated the foundation and so did many others.Β  However a lot of the folks who didn’t like the foundation, loved the primer so I thought I would give it a go.

Ok so I am almost 46, my skin is quite dry and dehydrated but its actually in pretty good condition but this primer HATED my skin. Initially I tried it with the S&G One Heck of a Blot’ foundation to see if it would change my opinion that the foundation is utter rubbish (it didn’t) and then tried it with Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea, L’Oreal Infallible and Bourjois Healthy Mix.Β  Each and every foundation I tried had the same results – a blinking mess.

The primer goes on nice but the minute I added anything it went patchy and the foundation pulled off in big clumps.Β  I tried all the foundations with a beauty blender, foundation brush and my fingers.Β  Same result every time.Β  It was so bad, that even though I was working from home and no-one would see me, I had to take everything off and start again as I looked like I had a serious skin condition.

Not being one to give up I watched a lot of YT videos to see if I was applying it incorrectly – I wasn’t.Β  But I did try just to put it in certain areas and use Benefit Porefessional on my pores (T Zone area) but alas the same results! Big massive cakey mess.

I am interested to know if any of you had better results with either of these products as I do love the S&G brand (got a lovely bronzer that I will post about soon) let me know if you got them to work as I don’t want to give up on them just yet but for now it’s a generous 1/10