Unboxing

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.

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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

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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

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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…)

My Little Box April 2017 ‘Garden’ Box – product and box review

I didn’t do a spoiler post so you can see my unboxing here:

 

I was not as thrilled as I usually am but it was a good box. I initially loved it but to be honest I have only used 2 of the products: the water bottle and the vitamin scrub.Β  The rest of the items are still in the box on my ‘oh look pretty boxes’ shelf.

The lip balm I am saving for the summer as I have soooooo many at the mo.Β  It has gorge packing is nice and summery – here in the NW of England it is freezing so its not quite the time for pink flamingo balms.Β  The scarf is cute but just not for me.Β  Its really good quality and I will probably send it off to the summer fair or something.

The coconut flakes – one snort and they were gone but they were OK.

The water bottle is just bloody gorgeous and goes everywhere with me – HIT!

The facial scrub ‘vitamin shot’ looks scarey when you open it as it is vivid orange and the scrubby bits look huge but it is amazing; my skin is very sensitive but this was so nice to use.Β  I am miffed we cannot purchase My Little Beauty in the UK yet as i would DEFFO repurchase this.

The MIXA lotion was a new thing for me and I have to say although the packaging is far from pretty this stuff is the best.Β  As well as being sensitive my skin is so dry but this stuff hydrates it amazingly and absorbs great so there is no waiting about to get dressed etc.Β  LOVE IT.

The box was OK, not the best but OK I would give it a 7/10

Birchbox UK April – product and box review

I have a love/hate relationship with Birchbox but somehow, after all the hate I have thrown at them they have given me an affiliate link – it will be interesting to know how long it lasts before they null and void it.Β  I am not sure how it works if I’m honest, I think I get points or something if you use my link to sign up, I am really not sure but anyways if you do decide to sign up to Birchbox you can use my code – yay does this mean I am a real blogger now or a complete sell out? ha-ha

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To be fair to BB I loved the April box and for me to like it is a big deal as I have hated on them every month. And I loved it before I got the code.Β  Did I mention the code? lol BIRCHBOX UK

OK that’s enough of that. On to the box…….. The box was a collab with Boden and it is stunning.Β  I was so fed up with Birchbox and was set on cancelling my sub so I was very pleasantly surprised when my April box arrived and even more so when I used everything:

1. Lusetan Keratin Conditioner. Full size is Β£5.Β  This is a really nice conditioner and it made my hair smell glorious, even Mr Mouse commented on how good it smelled.Β  I am finally having my hair cut and coloured on Friday, its been about 10 years since a hairdresser frazzled my hair and I have been too scared to trust anyone with it, which means my hair is a mess and down to my backside.Β  This conditioner made it so easy to get through and believe me it is usually a 30 minute battle every morning.Β  it got rid of my frizz and I was thrilled with it – a very well deserved 10/10

2. Baija CrΓ¨me Moana body lotion: I am saving this for summer as it is soooooo nice and smells fantastic.Β  I have used it a little and its lovely and creamy without being sticky and doesn’t ball up.Β  The packaging is lovely and its another hit 10/10

3. Model Co Gel crayon Liner – utter utter shit.Β  It snapped as soon as I tried to swatch it, it is very scratchy on the eye.Β  It is useless on the eyelid and stransfers and smudges if used on the water line or on the under eye.Β  Its going in the bin as I wouldn’t even give it away it is so bad – 0/10

4. Mannakadar HD finishing powder; although it is tiny it is a full size product and has a value of Β£27 – I shit thee not.I am not having it that this is full size it just cannot be – no way.Β  It is T.I.N.Y.Β  However good things come in small packages, I have been using this to set my under eye and by golly it works! I have a lot of wrinkles under my eyes and I usually have to avoid concealer and powder as it sinks so bad into them and makes them look terrible but my eyes also smudge stupid so I tried this out an it is MAGICAL.Β  It blinking works, I still don’t believe it is full size but I will deffo buy it again 10/10

5. The final product is from one of my fave brands Polaar. this is a lovely scrub and I have been using this and a My Little Box one that I didn’t get round to posting (yet).Β  I actually prefer the MLB one but this doesn’t hurt my face or sting and the packaging is adorbs.Β  8/10

All in all its one of the best boxes I have received and so i am SHOOK as Jeffree Starr would say. My May box is due so lets hope it is as good and I do not go back to hating

My unboxing is available here: p.s my accent is Bolton in the North West of England – it is near Manchester and is very strong so you may need a translator!

 

 

Birchbox April 2017 Unboxing *spoilers*

So if you have read my other Birchbox posts, you will know that I was fed up to the back teeth with them. Last month I threw the hissiest of all hissy fits and went on a proper rant about where they could shove their bloody box. I was also very vocal about cancelling my subscription. (more…)