Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Birchbox- November 2015

Another month and another disappointing Birchbox for me I'm afraid, I was quite looking forward to this box when I heard they were collaborating with Skinnydip London. The actual box was gorgeous this month with an adorable seashell design but I was expecting some equally bright and quirky beauty products inside and instead the box contents were actually pretty dull in my opinion. 

Cowshed Cow Pat Hand Cream 
Ok so this is a full size product and it is worth £8 but I have so many hand creams from beauty boxes it just doesn't excite me any more and I always go back to my Bodyshop hand creams in the end anyway.

Living proof. No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 
Probably the most useful item in the box for me, I'm always on the lookout for products to tame my wild mane and make my hair a little more smooth, I've never heard of the brand but apparently they use their own patented 'healthy hair molecule' in place of oil or silicones to smooth out frizz which sounds interesting.

Pure & Light Organic Revitalising Facial Exfoliation
Another brand I've heard of but I like to try new cleansers and exfoliators so I'll give it a go I just wish the sample was a little bigger as I probably won't get many uses out of this.

Delarom Crème Acquaconfort
I've had other samples of Delarom products in previous boxes and they've never really wowed me, I'm especially picky when it comes to moisturisers so I'm not expecting too much from this.

Lord & Berry Silhouette Neutral Lip Liner
The other product in the box I'll probably use is this neutral lip liner from Lord & Berry, I'm not great at applying lip liner so I like the idea of using a clear one to act as a barrier to prevent lipstick from bleeding.

L. Erickson Narrow Grab and Go Pony
Now for the most disappointing and pointless item in the box, a brown hair bobble with a random plastic bead on it, I just don't really know why they bothered to include this other than possibly they had a load laying around and decided to get rid of them. The especially irritating thing about this is that it has a little label on it saying 'It's hot outside' which definitely makes me think these are leftovers from some summer boxes as last time I checked it was November and bloody freezing outside. 

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Thursday, 5 November 2015


I Wore:
Shirt- H&M
Jeans- H&M
Boots- ASOS
Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipstick in Siren In Scarlet

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Lush | The Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know that I adore the scent of patchouli and Lord Of Misrule is one of my all time favourite Lush fragrances so of course when I went to Lush Oxford Street I couldn't resist picking up there new body scrub which shares the Lord Of Misrule scent.
I've had mixed feelings about Lush's body scrubs; I loved Aqua Mirabilis which was really buttery whilst still being exfoliating but You Snap The Whip literally left scratches over my skin so I was kind of worried that this one may also be too rough for my skin.
I've used it a few times and it's fair to say this is a pretty tough exfoliator which uses granulated sugar to scrub you smooth, it's not as harsh as a salt scrub but on first use I found it to be a little more rough than I'd like. Luckily this also has Murumuru butter which means that it nourishes the skin whilst exfoliating so although it's quite thorough in scrubbing you smooth it doesn't dry out your skin or leave it feeling sore. 
If anyone can remember Lush's old sugar scrubs you may have found that they didn't last all that long as the sugar tended to turn mush if you got it too wet which obviously isn't ideal for a product you're going to use in the shower. With Rough With The Smooth I'm finding that it's lasting much better than I expected as the Murumuru butter and scented oils stop the sugar from dissolving so quickly although since I used it for the first time it's never dried out between uses, it always has a layer of moisture on the top of the bar which isn't great for storing it between uses. 

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Huge A/W Clothes Haul H&M, ASOS Primark

I've been adding a lot of new things to my wardrobe ready for Autumn so I thought I'd put together a little collective haul to show you what I've been buying.

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

My Little Creative Box

I always look forward to the arrival of my My Little Box and this month I was especially excited at the box had a creative theme, it took an especially long time for my box to come and I know that a lot of subscribers were venting their frustrations over on MLB's Facebook page. Unfortunately this month I found myself feeling thoroughly disappointed with the box, I have quite high expectations for these boxes and they usually leave me feeling really impressed. 

I thought with it being a Creative themed box that the contents would include something like a cute sketchbook with one of their adorable illustrations on the front or a mini watercolour palette. What would have been nice would be a parisian themed colouring book like all the grown up colouring books that are popular right now. But instead what we got was some very cheap looking beads to put on headphones which look quite similar to the size cubes I put on clothes hangers at work, I'm not against beads, it may have been nice to have some kind of beads to make into a necklace or even a keyring but to decorate the ear phones that spend most of their time tangled up in the bottom of my handbag, it just seems a bit pointless.

With the recent introduction of the 5p bag charge for all large stores in the UK people have been losing their shit, it's madness people say, we should charge the shops for advertising they say (honestly I don't really care if it makes people throw away less plastic bags then that's fine with me). So this couldn't have come at a better time and I'll be more than happy to pop this in my handbag when I go shopping.

 The Beauty Bits:
Normally I'm so impressed with the beauty products included in my beauty box but this month I feel like they're just kind of dull, a hand cream and a body lotion just seem a little unimaginative. 

Baija Body Cream
I've never heard of either of the beauty brands from this box but the packaging of this is certainly very pretty, it's quite a thick cream which is ideal for winter and the scent is quite nice and sweet but I find it hard to get excited about a body cream when I have tons of them stashed away from various other beauty boxes.

Polaar Hand Cream
I feel like this is so Christmassy it would probably have been more suited to the December box, with 3 Artic berries I was expecting this to smell really fruity and warming but it kind of has a generic hand cream scent that I don't really like. With that said it is a very rich hand cream to take care of hands during the colder weather but it has a sort of greasy finish that I'm not keen on.

   My Little Beauty-  Midnight Cream
The one beauty item I'm excited to try, MLB's have so far been really great and I'm looking for an alternative to my Vichy Normaderm to use over the winter so this should come in handy.

A disappointing box from My Little Box this month but as they're normally so fantastic I'll try not to hold it against them and I'm still looking forward to see what my next box will bring.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Netflix Suggestions For A Spooky Night In This Halloween

As a huge horror fan I have amassed quite the collection of horror dvds and every year when Halloween rolls around I like to try and watch as many of them as I can, I appreciate that some of you out there may not be a dvd hoarder like me so I thought I'd put together a post of my horror recommendations which are all available on Netflix. So if you're not interested in getting off your face dressed like a sexy cat (or mouse) here are my suggestions for a spooky night in.

blood, grunge, and death imagelife, boy, and omen imageChucky, fuck you, and fuck image
If you appreciate a classic...
The Omen
Childs Play
An American Werewolf In London
From Dusk Til Dawn
Ginger Snaps (ok maybe not a classic to everyone but I adore it)
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If you want something family friendly...
The Addams Family

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If you want something in the Horror Comedy vein watch these...
Life After Beth
Scary Movie

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And finally if you want to scare the actual shit out of yourself (presuming you're a normal person who acknowledges that clowns are freaking terrifying) watch....
Killer Klowns From Outer Space

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