Sunday, 18 June 2017

Beauty : Glossybox June 2017

Glossybox June 2017 Review

It's finally summer, well that's what they keep on saying on the television anyway! This months Glossybox is also going along with this theme by putting together the cutest box filled with treats perfect for the 'park life'. June's box is filled with quite a big selection of products, ranging from skincare to hairspray. In fact, it's probably my favourite most exciting box that I have received in the last couple of months. Another exciting addition to the box this month was the added extra of a sneak peek into 'Wilde Like Me', a book written by Youtube superstar and Blogger Louise Pentland!

Once again, Glossybox have truly outdone themselves by including 6 exciting products in this months box. All of these goodies were placed within the classic pink and black packaging, which if you have read previous Glossybox unboxing's are my favourite box design by far! So lets take a look inside...

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review


Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Beauty Pro Black Diamond - £4.95 for 3
Charcoal face masks have really come into their own in the last couple of months. I have watched so many different videos on Youtube and Instagram where people have been commenting on how great this mask is in particular but never knew where to get it from. I am SO excited to use this on my next pamper evening! 

111 Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel - £110
Ok, so £110 for an eye cream is VERY extreme. For that price I would expect a lot of amazing things to happen. With that all being said I am interested to see what results I will get from using this product. Perhaps I will do an update of this when this sample size runs out! 

Sleek Makeup Power Plump Lip Crayon - £5.50 | FULL SIZED PRODUCT
This gorgeous lip crayon in 1050 Notorious Nude applies the perfect everyday lip colour, with a little bit of oomph. Personally, I have never really enjoyed wearing lip plumping products in the past and find them more uncomfortable than its worth. With that being said, I really like the colour of this product and can see myself using this on the odd occasion!

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review


Manna Radar Cosmetics Sheer Glo Illuminator - £22.50
Another one of my favourite makeup products of late has to be highlighter. I have been using my trusty Sleek Face Form palette for the past year and have been loving it. With the summer weather apparently making its appearance, I have been looking for a cream highlighter that will give me the same results that I love from my powdered product. This particular product can be worn on its own on top of makeup for that finished look. Alternatively it can be mixed into foundation to give a dewy finish. I can't wait to give this one a try. 

Batiste Stylist Oomph My locks XXL Volume Spray £4.29 | FULL SIZED PRODUCT
When opening this months parcel there was a little advert showcasing the new designed packaging of the hair styling range. I am a big fan of Batiste's dry shampoo but have never really used many of their other products. This hair spray states that it will give my hair 'incredible volume' whilst still being 'nourishing'. Two very big claims, can't wait to see if they are right! 

Lypsyl SPF50 £4.99 | FULL SIZED PRODUCT
The final product in this months box was something that took me right back to my childhood. I can't be the only one who would go into the chemist to buy a fruity flavoured Lypsyl right? As much as I used to love Lypsyl, I had kind of forgotten about them as a brand so it's a pleasant surprise to see this included in Junes box. This Lypsyl has a vanilla scent with UV protection, this makes it perfect for my summer holiday at the end of next month. It's going straight into my holiday picks!

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review

Glossybox June 2017 Review


Finally, this month's Glossybox had an exclusive sneak peak of Louise Pentland's new book. For those of you who don't know of Louise Peatland, please check out her Youtube channel. I have had many down days turned around after watching one of her hilarious down to earth videos. From what I have read, the book 'Wilde Like Me' sounds exactly like Louise. I can't wait to read the full book when it's finally released! 

Overall I am so impressed with the contents of this month's box. I had been 'umming' and 'ahhing' whether to cancel my subscription last month as the products I had been receiving weren't things I would ever have gone out to buy myself, but I am so glad I didn't. Next month's box looks just as exciting, with the sneak peek showing a Spectrum fan brush! 

What do you think of the contents of this month's box? Are you subscribed to Glossybox, what did you get this month? Let me know in the comments below! 

Until next time,

If you're interested in signing up for your own box then feel free to use my link HERE which will give you 50% off your first box, as well as a free extra beauty gift! 


Glossybox June 2017 Review

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lifestyle: Case Company City Marble*


Like most people, I am addicted to my mobile phone. It's the first thing I check when I wake up in the morning, and sadly the last thing I probably look at before going to bed too! As much as I love the look and feel of my phone without a case, I love making sure it is protected and safe. Unlike most people, I don't really switch up my cases and much prefer the sleek clear covers. However, when I received an email from the Case Company I knew that this would be the exception. 

Case Company offer a online service that makes creating covers for your phone and laptop fun and easy. You are able to personalise your own case from a variety of choices to suit your own personal needs. One of the most exciting launches to date for the company has to be the 'City Marble' collection. As soon as I looked on the website I knew how much of a fantastic idea this would be. The way it works is you submit your postcode or address into the search bar and it uses a software to insert the map of that area onto the phone case. You can then add stickers, change the colours of the maps and personalise it to however you want. I think the main idea is to put in your own postcode or hometown, but this would be such a fantastic idea to give someone who has a favourite city, town or place that they want to always have a small reminder of.










Overall I love the whole idea behind this case and know many people who would love to receive this as a gift! The personalisation factor completely sold it for me and I loved being able to add my own initials to the case as well. The feel of the case is matte and comfortable and feels sturdy and durable on my phone. A big thumbs up from me! 

Let me know what you think of this case concept down below! Would you buy one for yourself?
You can check out Case Study more HERE
Until next time,
*Items mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration of a review. As always my photographs, opinions and wording are 100% mine and are honest. 





Sunday, 11 June 2017

Beauty : My MAC Experience and Fluid Foundation Review



MAC Cosmetics has always been, in my eyes, one of the most classic beauty brands around. I am a big fan of their gigantic lipstick range, in fact the first ever makeup product that I received was a MAC Viva Glam Nikki lipstick, but never really ventured out further than that to try other products.

A couple of weeks ago I plucked up the courage and asked one of the counter assistants in my local store to help match me to a foundation. If only I knew how much of a task this would actually turn out to be! The way that MAC works with their 'foundation consultations' is you give them your name and they write it down on their list and you wait. You could be waiting 5-10 minutes, or sometimes 20-30 depending on the day and time! Unfortunately I decide to go into the store during the student night, so as you can probably imagine it was heaving. Eventually I was greeted by a lady who seemed to be feeling as stressed as I was. I told her what I was looking for and she went away and came back with pretty much every shade in the Pro-Longwear range.

After a lot of matching and swatching, being told I was really pale (which for the record I am well aware of!),  I was finally given the shade NW15 in the Pro-Longwear foundation. After speaking with the assistant and telling her that I wouldn't be buying the foundation that day and wanted to try it before I bought it, I was reluctantly given a small sample pot. When I got it home and gave it a proper testing for myself with all of my normal face products, it was very clear that not only was this foundation's finish not the right fit for me, but it was also not my shade in the slightest. Not going to lie, I felt a little bit frustrated! I wouldn't say the experience of being matched to the shade I was given was terrible, but it wasn't the easiest either. Granted I should have gone back on a less busy night, but if I am being completely honest that shouldn't have made much of a difference.

Last week my dad and I were shopping in Westfield after handing in my work for my first final deadline at uni. I mentioned that I wanted to look in the new MAC store, which for the record is amazing, and look at the other foundation shades to try and match myself to the one I thought would be suiting. As we entered the store a lovely lady came over to greet me and told me where she would be standing if I needed any help. Me in all my stubbornness thanked her and made my way over to the foundation's to start swatching them. After 10-15 minutes of struggling to find the perfect shade, the lady came over to me once again and asked if I wanted any help. I told her my horror story of the foundation matching the week before and she sat me down at one of the beauty desks and told me she would find the perfect match for me.

She found the shade I was initially matched to and you could instantly tell that the tone was too orange for me. It was at this point she mentioned how drying the formula was on my skin and if I was happy with it (this shocked me a little bit as I was never asked this question in the previous store). Without being asked she went and got a couple of shades from the fluid foundation range. After a couple of swatches on my jaw line she matched me to NW13 which was the perfect match for me.


It was at this point I thought the whole process was over, but boy was I wrong! She asked me to take off all of my base makeup leaving on my brows, eyes and lips. I have read some absolute horror stories of people being given very extreme makeup looks when having their makeup done in MAC so I was a little hesitant, but I did this and she started to apply a primer followed by the foundation, a bronzer then highlight. Throughout the whole process I didn't feel pressured at all by the lovely assistant to buy anything, and we had a really lovely chat about all of the different products MAC sell whilst I was having my make up done. It's safe to say I bought the foundation there and then. I was happy with how it sat on my skin and I loved my whole experience of being in the shop. After I paid and was about to leave she asked me if I wanted to try a lipstick out to finish off the look. She applied Deverish Lipliner and Viva Glam 2, which is now on my list for the next thing I need to buy. 

(Below pictures are of my makeup from the in-store make over)


After the awful experience of being swatched for a foundation in the first store I thought I wasn't going to actually write this post. It just goes to show the difference a little bit of friendly and helpful customer service has in changing the image of a company! I was made to feel really welcome in the second store I visited and not a bother in the slightest for the assistant. More importantly I have finally found the perfect shade and formula of foundation that I like and am so glad that I did give it a second try as it's made such a difference to my whole makeup routine. Now, all I need to get is the prolong wear concealer and my whole face base will be complete! 

I've been wearing the foundation for the last week or so and am LOVING how it looks on my skin!
How has your experience been when shopping in MAC? Do you use a MAC foundation, what do you think of it? 
Until next time, 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Beauty : Pinky Goat Lashes Review!*


It's not everyday you receive post that makes you 'eep' with delight as soon as you open it. This is the reaction I had when I received these gorgeous lashes the other day. 

I will admit, before being sent these lashes I hadn't really heard of Pinky Goat before but boy I wish I had! Launching exclusively to Superdrug, the lashes come in 5 styles which are set to turn heads. The lashes I was sent to try were 'ARWA' and 'DANIA'


We have to talk about the packaging! I can't get over how pretty it is, and I especially love the repeat goat print which is a big feature on the box. These lashes are definitely going to stand out amongst others on the Superdrug shelf. In addition to the lashes, I was also sent a tube of black eyelash glue which is needed as the lashes don't come with any. To begin with this glue was a little bit awkward to use as you have to be very precise and careful when applying, but after a couple of practices it soon became very easy! 






The first lashes I was sent were named 'ARWA'. These lashes claim to offer a extra flair to your eye look. Their unique range of double layered cross hair lashes are designed to add volume to your lashes and the thick black band intensifies a look. The lashes are made out of silk fibres as well which not only gives a high quality finish, but also makes them feel very soft and light when being worn. My first impression of these lashes were how extreme they appear, but seeing as the claims are for intense looks they certainly look the part. Before trying them out I also thought that they would be heavy on the eyes but they are surprisingly light. Overall, these lashes are perfect for a night out and make any eye makeup look dramatic and intense. These lashes are priced at £9.99 and are a best seller. 




The second set of lashes I was sent are named 'DANIA'. These lashes are less dramatic than the first pair, but are absolutely gorgeous when worn nonetheless. They are perfect for a natural look and are equally as easy to apply to the eyes. The lashes claim to offer a natural eye enhancement as well as being lightweight, soft and comfortable. All of these claims are true! I wore these lashes throughout the day and I forgot that I had them on. One of my main issues with these lashes are the size of band, although this can be easily fixed by measuring them against your lash line and cutting them to fit. These lashes also retail at £9.99. I also love how easy these lashes are to clean. I have worn them a couple of times already, and after washing them found that they felt just as new. 








Overall I am so impressed with the feel and fit of both of these lashes, although I do think that the second more natural pair are my favourite. I will definitely be purchasing more of them when I spot them in Superdrug in the future.  

What do you think of these Pinky Goat lashes? Have you tried them before?

Until next time,
*Items mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration of a review. As always my photographs, opinions and wording are 100% mine and are honest. 

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