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Glossybox Review: February 2015







Glossybox is one of my newest subscription boxes to add to my ever growing collection.


So far it has been one of my faves! The packaging is beautiful and it feels super special when it shows up through my door. The products are a little more concentrated on beauty than other boxes and generally has bigger products than birchbox.

Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk
I'll admit at first I thought putting a razor in a box is a bit of an odd choice... It feels too practical. But then again I'm rather naughty when bothering to change my razor so hey! I wasn't quite as used to having quite a sharp razor and cut my leg which resulted in me feeling VERY sorry for myself- but my legs were super smooth. You win some you lose some I guess. 8/10

MARSK Mineral eyeshadow in fifty shades 
Mineral eyeshadow a scare me. I've had one to many disasters with glitter pots due to being the clumsiest person in the world. I thought I'd suck it up and challenge myself! I used a wet brush to apply and stuck to the outer corners of my eye taking it along my eye crease. It has a nice pigment to it and is best saved for night time sparkles! 7/10

B Cosmetics Defined Brow Kit - Medium/Dark 
I am no eyebrow wizard by my own admission. I find using waxes too hard to get a 'clean' line. This product is good, as you get 2 shades to mix with to get the perfect shade with a setting wax and highlighter to lift the arch. I couldn't quite master this kit on it's own so I used my usual L'oreal Brow Artist Shaper pencil to draw the outer lines and used the brow kit 'to fill in the in-between'. All in all I think its a nice effect & a good bargain!8/10




Royal Apothic Tinties in Coral
This is my star pick this week! The lip balm comes in super cute packaging, leaves a subtle colour and is super moisturising. It smells amazing too!! 10/10



So Susan Rose Quartet Lip & Cheek Palette
At first I was a little disappointed at how small the palette was, but a little bit of this product gives a lot of coverage! I preferred to use it on the apples of my cheeks rather than my lips as it was a little hard to apply to lips! It does give a nice colour however and I liked to mix them up a bit to create new colours!7/10  



The finished Effect of brows, eyeshadow, cheek stain & lip balm! 
+ Wild about Beauty - Botanical Skin Prep Serum
+ Bourjois - 123 Perfect Foundation in Beige Clair
+ Benefit - High Beam Highlighter
+ Benefit - Roller Lash Mascara
+ Laura Geller - Inkwell Gel Liner
+ Soap & Glory - Wonderbronze bronzer



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5 reasons why moving in with my boyfriend was a terrible idea




With V Day rapidly approaching, I thought I'd get on the sentimental, mushy, romance train and list a few of the things that has really irritated me since we recently moved in together.

1. Protein
Once upon a time I used to make a small bottle of milk last a week. He drinks SIX PINTS a day. I'm seriously considering installing a cow in our backgarden to save on costs. Do you even milk?

2. Leaving time on the microwave
I dont know why, but this really, really grinds my gears.

3. The Floordrobe
I run a tight ship, and an even tighter wardrobe. Throwing all manner of clothing in a pile on the bedroom floor is distressing to say the least.

4. FIFA. 
A lesson quickly learnt: FIFA is a serious matter. If the other team scores you do not, under any circumstances, laugh. Try your hardest to reign it in or you'll suffer the consequences.

5. Midnight Snacking
Because there's nothing better in life than waking up with a sticky cream egg wrapper stuck to your face.


Love you bae xoxo



Birchbox Review: February 2015




My obsession with subscription boxes started early last year, after a messy break up I really needed a wee 'pick-me-up'. Birchbox was the first beauty subscription box I signed up for and since then it has been what I look forward to... like a little christmas every month. I thought it only fitting that my first post be a review of this month's box!

             

T London - Darjeeling Hand & Body Lotion
Anyone who knows me will know that I am obsessed with hand cream. After burning my hands badly last summer, I get super dry fingers so I have to moisturise constantly. This lotion smells divine (like tea!) and is a good consistency and texture. 8/10

theBalm cosmetics - Stainiac in Beauty Queen
A red gel lip/cheek stain reminiscent of the Benefit's 'Benetint'. Personally I was never much of a fan of Benetint as I found the consistency a little too watery, but the Stainiac is a little easier to apply. I tend to opt for powder based blushes and matt lipsticks in Winter, so I'll be popping this away until Summer time, when Im - hopefully-  a little more golden and opting for lighter makeup. 6/10

KMS California - Hair Play Dry Wax
My hair:  Day 1- Flat but shiny
          Day 2 - Flat but greasy.
You can see the problem here. Hair Play is a matte finish spray, which really helped my get some volume and texture into my sad locks. I've recently cut my hair into a bob (AH!), so this little beaut was a true god-send. Be aware for it leaving your hair rather product heavy the next day. 7/10

Caudalie - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
A 'glow serum' to be applied before moisturising. I have to admit I was a little unsure of what this product actually did, but I intrepidly applied a small amount in the morning before makeup and I guess I looked a bit more glowing so hey, winner! 7/10
                

* STAR PICK *
Cynthia Rowley Beauty - Black Eyeliner 
 I am a self confessed eyeliner snob. As a total Alexa Chung fangirl, winged eyeliner plays a big role in my everyday life. I did my usual test of drawing a thick line on my hand and rubbing it like a madwoman. It did not budge, hurrah! Congrats, you made the cut Cynthia! I even licked my finger to take things to the next level, and it prevailed. A super creamy formula, which is really easy to apply. I will be using to go over my usual gel/liquid liner on top, as it builds the colour nicely but not so great for clean, precise lines. 9/10

The Chai Co - Oats + Chai
In between studying for my MA at University and selling my soul to a well known department store, I find the lure of my local take outs all too tempting. I've been promising myself I'd start eating cleaner, so this 'just add water' blend of wholegrain oats, chai, fruit and virgin coconut oil is super handy for gals on the go- actually super tasty too! 7/10


All in all Birchbox has once again delivered; pun intended. For just £12.95 including P&P this months box was well worth the money & would highly recommend to all of my fabulous readers! To sign up & earn 50 free Birchbox points, use the link below.

http://birchbox.co.uk/?raf=40536 

Until next time,

Bon courage x

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Hey, lets get to know each other.

I'm Aimée, a 22 year old student in Scotland, with a slight obsession with beauty boxes and nick-nacks.

I am enthusiastic about : avocados, sudoko & murder mysteries.
I am not so enthusiastic about : wind, white chocolate & ugg boots.

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