Monday, 23 September 2013


hydraluron moisture booster.

by indeed labs,
£24.99 from BOOTS,the chemists. hydraluron is aimed at retaining the water in the skin.
this serum contains hyaluronic acid,and red marine algae.
over time the serum increases  the skins hydration reducing the need for frequent topical moisturises.
dehydration in the skin leads to premature ageing,
this should be used morning and evening.
over time you should see changes in the skin ,-plumps the skin for elasticity ,firmness, increases cell turnover,smooths out the skin,softens lines and wrinkles.
so for over 2 months I've been using this serum/cream,morning and evening.
and Little goes along way,after the first day it seemed to tightened the skin,over the weeks my skin feels firmer and lines as such,the creases around my forehead are gone.I'm glad i tried it and will finish off the tube. i liked the product but as i don't have many lines to start with it didn't need much work doing.

Saturday, 21 September 2013


i decided to try a new food based subscription box. here it is,
                                                             FLAVOURLY BOX.
a monthly based box with sweet and savoury,delivered to your door. for £15 ,
you can find the company here.
i quite like the idea of monthly based food boxes as you can generally plan to use them in a meal.

the flavourly menu sheet with all contents info.

my box

flavour box

love righteous,100% salad dressing in mild  blue cheese and cider.
a company from London .an award winning dressing,nut free.vegetarian cheese used .this is a creamy dressing ideal for crispy salad leaves.also good for raw veg dunking.

love righteous mild English blue cheese and cider dressing

nib nibs.west Cheddar cheese straws.
west country British cheddar, nut free.vegetarian.made in ripon.

nib nibs cheese straws

portlebay popcorn co popcorn co.
bacon and maple syrup popcorn and sweet and salty kracklecorn.award wining product ,made in Devon UK.
the sweet and salty flavour was lovely,just the right amount of flavour. made by adding cane sugar to the pan as son took the the bacon flavour i presume it was good they lasted about 5 minutes.
portlebay popcorn and kracklecorn
supernature,orange infused rapeseed oil.
award wining,vegetarian,gluten free,nut free.
made in Edinburgh .natural flavourings. i love this over chicken pine nut avocado salad.
super nature oils

MR FILBERTS,Peruvian pink pepper cashews and peanuts.
hot air roasted cashews and peanuts tossed with peppercorns and sea salt.
vegetarian,gluten free,dairy free,made in somerset.

Mr filberts nuts
 fajita from Mexico fajita spice mix,and recipe card.rock salts ,natural spices,
great for wraps vegetarian or meat wraps.
nut free,made in Edinburgh.
fajita seasoning
so a great first box,all good value and great choices,i didn't get to try he cheese straws as my son nicked them ,and the tomato popcorn,but i got the other bag of popcorn.

Friday, 20 September 2013


welcome to souk souk box,
you can find souk souk here.
for only £10 plus p&p a month you get 5 little green products , the little green magazine,

september souk souk box
handmade made to order by aromatherapist and reiki master Wendy gardner.this product range is free from palm oil,vegan friendly.complete with added essential oils .ges on to skin well ,no dragging,sinks in well.scent not overpowering and stays gently on the skin all day.    £6.25 for 10ml.
glow skincare rose and macadamia face cream,
in a pump fantastic,94%organic certified.
aloe vera,shea butter,sunflower and borage oils,this is a nourishing lotion that treats the hands and doesn't dry the skin out,with added mandarin peel oils for a fresh lasting scent.   £12 for 100ml.
nourish smoothing hand lotion,
pronounced GOODY HOO.beeswax balm based in north wales .saw these products on holiday but never brought so glad i now have some to try,all handmade  using herbs and grown around anglesey,100%natural.
not overpowering vanilla a lovely gentle lip balm in a tin so bag ,locker,car suitable.  £4.49 FOR 25G,
GWDIHW vanilla lip balm
100% natural balm.for the hands nails and cuticles,coconut olive,cocoa butter,calendal and lemon,
lovely to swipe over the hands no dragging and worked in well,a slightly tropical citrusy scent.  £4.49 for 25g.
GWDIHW nail wizard hand balm,
green and blacks butterscotch chocolate,
100%natural vegetable fibre sponge.made from konjac a staple in Japanese health for 1500 years.naturally sustainable ,can be used for cleansing,exfoliating,make up remover..
made from the konjac potato .these sponges have taken japan and korea by storm ,so thanks for another spare.i quite like using these for exfoliating and for rubbing sugar body scrubs in . £6.99
KONJAC sponge
exciting things this month ,reading the back of the little green magazine,new reveal of the new website,new online shop and yes finally bespoke boxes and limited edition one off boxes for £15.great for presents .limited edition boxes available every few weeks,happy days.i need to review one of these as christmas is coming up i think.also a new review system so instead of points you get seeds to go towards a free product or box.
so another good box,now to look at these limited edition boxes they look worth the money and worth signing up.see you next month.

Monday, 16 September 2013


my BIRCHBOX arrived at the weekend ,
the theme this month is,                   backstage to real life,
September selection of must haves will get you ready for everything.
there is backstage regulars.long lasting products from day to night. a lotion for skin,
you can find BIRCHBOX here.

so here is my birchbox
REVERENCE DE BASTIEN,nail polish.,£16.00,
this is so not going to get worn in shade no 8, a bubblegum pink.
one for the girls at work. i swatched it and it was quite thin and streaky .maybe in a darker shade i would of tried it but it doesn't seem a hard wearing polish.
top to bottom ,t, 1 coat, m , 2 coat,  b, 3 coat.
reverence DE Bastien nail polish
BIODERMA sebium,H2O,£9.99.
a back stage favourite, this gentle miscellar water removes make and dirt,
bioderma miscellar water
EVA COSMETICS,mystic diamond £22.70.
argan oil with added diamond powder. for added shine.
Eva cosmetics mystic diamond
MODELCO,,party proof lipstick.£15.50 set of 3, shade kitty.
this matte lipstick has good pigment ,stays on for hours and was very moisturising.
model co party proof lipstick

MOLTEN BROWN,ylang - ylang nourishing body lotion. £18.00
we got the shower gel in an earlier box,so this month we was given a spoiler of the body lotion.
highly fragrant.and lasts well on the skin.
molten brown,yang-ylang moisturising body lotion,
GREEN AND BLACKS white chocolate bar,£2.29.smooth creamy white chocolate.
green and blacks white chocolate.
so overall i full size polish which isn't my colour,and 4 sample sizes this month as the lipstick is part of a set of 3, 
what do you think of this months birchbox.


it costs $32,so  roughly £20 to ship to the uk. 
you can find lip factory here and to sign up to.!services/cihc

the lip factory product leaflet.this seems to be the new style to found in boxes.

september lip factory box reveal,
september lip factory

be a bombshell ,lip gloss $14,
in nude beach,a light shimmery tan colour
be a bombshell nude beach

BE a bombshell eye liner,$14
in amerthesist, a deep purple.
be a bombshell amethyst,

nabi sharpener,$3.49
added extra as we have some pencils in the box,so a happy bonus.

nabi sharpener
la fresh waterproof make remover,$1
2x sachets, i heard good things about these, and can't get over in the happy to buy and ship over if any good,with added olive ,sesame,jojoba,grape seed,vitaminE,lavender,
some boxes got a random full size box in there boxes.

LA fresh waterproof make up remover

absolute oil control tissues ,$3,
shine free ,easy absorbing,matte finish.
absolute oil control tissues

j cat ,the big eye pencil.$3.49.
 in charcoal,a blendable eye liner or shadow ,thick and creamy and great pigment.

j cat eye pencil

model co,shine ultra lip gloss $16.
in skinny dip.non sticky and shimmery ,glides on cleanly and well with no dragging.
model co shine ultra lip gloss.
i love thes boxes and always find good products or shades sent. cant wait for the next month box.

Sunday, 15 September 2013


welcome to my box number 5 Glam Guru,
this month they celebrate new year so this is there holiday box.
glam guru box comes from Israel and cost £19 to ship to the UK,
you can find about it here if you email they will quickly help you set up,payment is via paypal.
my Glam Guru box
FARAN,face cleansing gel.6ml.
contains aloe Vera and jojoba,a lathering gel that washes off with warm water.smells nice and already using as i had run out of my usual brand,
FARAN face cleansing gel

a lovely shimmery peachy powder ,that can be used all year round.
natural ingredients,not tested on animals.
FARAN mineral blush

FARAN COMPANY-based in Israel and provide skincare based on natural or organic ingredients ,rapidly growing over the years as more people switch to better products.

protects from UV rays ,slows colour fading,softens and shines the hair ,smells amazing,leave on for 15 minutes then rinse out.
i got the shampoo in another box so I'm happy i have the set now.
SENSCIENCE deep conditioning conditioner
SENSCIENCE,-this brand was created from shiseido and they do great hair products so this is spot on and great fragrance ,cant wait for more from the brand. senscience for hair care redesigned.

on the go travel size.non greasy,non sticky,no white marks,absorbs quickly,leaves the skin soft ,water resistant. for face and body,
i use 50 as fair skinned but i will use this one up for sure,
maybelline,Colo Rama,shade 145.  7ml full size.
love it a deep deep red colour. with warm undertones and lots of gold shimmer. brush is big and it brushes on quick and easy.dries fast.
never used anything from this drugstore brand in the UK ever but i really like this polish.great for winter.
in the bottle ,in normal light,and under house lights.

comptoir sud pacifique,Paris,MORA BELLA EDT,SAMPLE VIAL
a fruity flowery little number.
top notes- pomegranate,bergamot,lemon,
middle notes-raspberry,blackberry,jasmine,
base notes-sandalwood and musk,

so another good box this month from glam guru.remember to look them up .cant wait to see next months box now.always something different and new to try.

Saturday, 14 September 2013


its getting colder and my fluffy knitwear is starting to appear.
so its time for the autumn miss Glossybox.
you can find miss glossybox here,
please be aware this box has already sold out so if you sign up it will be for the Nov/DEC box.
miss glossy box cost £7 every two months and includes 5 products every time.

this box is yellow and includes the now famous bags also in yellow.
autumn miss glossybox
yellow miss glossy bag
miss glossybox say this box is filled with beauty trends for this season,from fun ,vibrant colours to nails,lips,to eyes. and a killer scent.getting you catwalk ready if only hitting the shops.
autumn miss glossybox 

Katy perry,killer queen.
captured by Katy's rebellious spirit,while throwing convention to the wind,fruity with a deep flower punch,
top notes-dark plum,ail berry,bergamot,
middle notes- red velvet flower,rainbow plumeria,natural jasmine samba,
base notes- cashmeran,patchouli ,liquid praline.
Kate perry killer queen

soft and creamy texture of soft touch eyeliner,easy and precise application.
jvg soft touch eyeliner

SKINETICA, anti blemish gel,
a good super spot eradicator my son uses, good toner usage as well .gets spots reduced by 2-3 days.
skinetica anti blemish gel
NYC in a NY colour minute- times square,   full size
a vivid colour,dries in 60 seconds,has a lovely wide brush making application quick ,easy,effortless.
NYC in a NY colour minute

BEAUTY UK,,posh pout.  full size.a lip crayon in sugar plum fairy.twist up lip tint.moisturises the lips.high pigment leaves this on for the day.
beauty UK posh pout

extra treat.
English rain the debut album from Gabrielle aplin,  full size
download info on the back .miss glossy compact mirror.
compact mirror 
an extra surprise included
NYC show time nail art.nail art creation silverism.  full size
NYC showtime nail art
another good box from glossybox, and a couple of extras which was a lovely bonus.these boxes are starting to get better every time, roll on Nov/DEC box.