Sunday, 28 February 2016

Lip Monthly - January 2016 edition




Lip monthly is an Americian subscription service which offers 4-5 full sized product's, mostly being lip orientated. 


About : 
Lip Monthly's monthly bags are bigger and better than ever. Now you get all full-sized products in your make-up bag. Every month we’ll send you a unique bag straight to your door and help you discover the best of Lip Glosses, Lip Sticks, Lip Balms, Lip Stains and much more. In addition, we've partnered with niche brands to big brands all around the world to deliver you 4-5 deluxe products every month.



Content's of this month's bag :
- Starlook's :
 Lip liner in Stellar 
Starlooks' long-lasting, full-coverage Lip Liner enhances the shape of your lips and gives them perfect contour and definition, with high-end quality you've never before experienced. 
I love this creamy lip liner, which is very universally versatile. Perfect to blend with berry's, darker nude's and pink's. It is easier too blend with any lip product due to being so creamy. I think its a really nice product.

- Costal Scents : 
  Luscious lipsticks in 08
Luscious lipsticks in 15 everlasting, creamy shades from vibrant pinks and deep reds to rich purples. Paraben Free formula.
This shade is beautiful !!! Its creamy and the pigment is so intense. Id love the shades to have name's and not number's. Im really loving this colour and the feel of the lipstick formula. I prefer creamy formula's as i tend to have drier lips, this gives me a chance to add a base colour (blot) then touch up if need be. This colour i definatly use a liner with in the form of a colour or clear wax pencil liner.

- City color Cosmetic's 
Be Matte Lipstick in Latte 
Be Matte Lipstick is your go-to product for a rich and completely matte look. Finished with high pigmentation, these lipsticks are infused with Vitamin E to keep your lips nourished and hydrated all day long. In 36 shades ranging from neutrals to bolds, you will never be short on choices.
I have to admit I'm not one for nude shade's, yet this would be a shade I'd gravitate towards to try. I cannot wait to see how this look's on me. 

- Oscar Blandi
Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm

This intense nourishing treatment will saturate your hair from roots to ends for the ultimate restorative therapy. Powerful humectants balance the moisture level in your hair fiber to restore strength, moisture and shine.

-OFRA
Laguna beach liquid lipstick

OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick is a one step full lip color that does not feather. These vibrant colors will give you a vivacious new look.They are creamy and soft in texture, moisturizing the lips and creating a long lasting lipstick effect. No need to use lipliner, this liquid lipstick gives a beautiful edge to your lip look.
Our formula is a matte color formula. All shades contain antioxidants and Vitamin E while the formula provides a lightweight layer of lasting color. For best results do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after applying.

This liquid lipstick is amazing, Ive avoided liquid formula as when dry, I then need to scrub my lips till there raw to remove. This formula was nice on my lips, dried down without feeling uncomfortable. I then used a huggies wipe with my Bee good cleanser to remove, which it came off so easily. No scrubbing or sore lips, I really am looking into investing more product's from this brand. 

The presentation of a makeup bag, which seems common to some american beauty subscription's. I much prefer this to endless boxes, plus they are useful when needing a way to transport makeup within your handbag. These are all product's and brand's I've heard of but not tried. So as far as the contents are concerned I feel that the bag was well thought of.
 There is a lovely end of winter season berry colour and then a lovely transitional shade into spring nude. Along with the beautiful lipliner to make these shade's pop, I can tell this bag was made with a new year in mind. This bag held colours to a broad spectrum. Something for everyone, luckily I loved them all. 
The treatment balm is something I really need but like all skin and hair care, I cant say after 2 use's if it's showing definitive result's. So far it's lovely and my hair is in desperate need.  



Friday, 26 February 2016

Ihearthomes - February Edition 2016

That amazing time of the month again when ihearthome's happymail box comes through the letterbox. This subscription box comes in 3 seperate value's of choice, My happy-mail is the £15.00 value box. Im so excited for this month, as last month was probably the best new year's release out of every subscription box offering. 

About :
ihearthomes are passionate and a little excitable about all things home. We have always loved making that house into a home and love gorgeous items that really make the difference. From quirky wooden signs to romantic rustic hanging hearts, we love all the items we sell. 
We have beautiful wedding decorations and gifts, stunning children's items, heart warming hearts, gorgeous signs and plaques. Take a look around the site and see what takes your fancy.  Don't forget to come back again, as we are always looking to add new items.

Content's : 
- Inspirational card
- Heart lolly
- Candy bag surprise 
- Owl notebook
- Live, laugh & love keyring
- Sass & Belle "Love" keepsake
- Follow your dream's sign
- Envelope note card's 
- 2 Gift tag's 
- Sass & Belle "Laugh & love" Sign

Friday, 19 February 2016

Eucerin - Dry skin products


The weather has not been kind to us whom have dry skin, or any skin type. I find my face and hand's suffer the worst and need intense hydration. Im usually constantly creaming my hands, as I use anti-bacterial on a regular basis due to my medical conditions. I always am on the hunt for cream's that absorb quickly and dont leave a residue behind. 


Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea : This light face cream for dry to very dry skin instantly moisturises and soothes tightness to give the skin a smooth and supple feel.

Product description
Eucerin Smoothing Face Creme 5% Urea is a light and gentle everyday moisturiser for dry to very dry skin. Enriched with Urea and Lactate, two naturally occurring compounds that bind in moisture, it instantly hydrates dry facial skin, reducing the feeling of tightness to give it a smooth and supple feel. It is ideal for use under make-up.

Eucerin Intensive Hand Cream 5% Urea : Intensively moisturises and soothes dry to severely dry hands for noticeably smooth and softer skin.
Product description
Hands get exposed to cold weather, water, soaps and other chemicals much more frequently than the rest of the body. This makes them more vulnerable to damage to the skin's barrier, resulting in moisture loss and the penetration of irritants, which can cause dryness, redness, scaling and irritation.
  

- My thought's 
I used these cream's in my skincare routine's, for both morning and evening. I would even use face cream as my base moisturiser before applying my makeup. It is a light cream which instantly hydrates skin, with only a small amount required. Absortion is very quick with a light layer, I found this to be the method which gave the best results. When it absorbed there is no residue left behind which can make skin feel tacky to the touch. It really helped make my makeup look more flawless, by hydrating my skin before applying my primer. 

This whole month of using this cream has hydrated and left my skin feeling less dry and red in area's that suffer most on my face. Im onto purchasing my second set's now, as its a must have for me now in my skincare routine. They both are skincare essentials and the handcream is always in my bag. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

New blog topic - My planning passion


For 2016, Im wanting to add some additional topic's to my blog. These are passion's of mine, which I would love too share with you. So firstly I want to get into my collection of planners & Journal's. I love to write and since a young age ive always's had a diary, written poetry and filled notebooks full of idea's. 
Since being introduced to the world of planner's, the possibility for creativity is endless. You can take your sense of style and make your planner reflect that. 
  
Planner's & Diary's I own : 
- Webster's planner 
- Paperchase filofax 
- Kikki k mini Diary
- Kikki K full sized planner

Now when i started, I ordered a fountain pen as i love the feel of using this particular writing tool. I create within each planner a part of style's I love and am drawn too. With the use of planner essentials (for which i will post on) and other creative supplies, you really can create as much or little as you like. 


Each of my planner's has a singular purpose of what information they hold, my polka-dot holds household information. My Webster's planner is more personal information which is coded by the use of sticker's. Stickers are also the most helpful as they can be used to mark an occasion, instead of being used as just decoration.

I have so many as I love to write and jot down idea's. I have one for my personal thoughts (small notes over the day), as i cant hold a pen for too long without it hurting. 

So instead of filling one small space with loads of dates etc. I can be creative in each planner, so ill be doing further post's on each one and materials that I use. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

My little Box ; Home February edition


This months box arrived and a little early which is a nice surprise. Being inspired by the home and spring coming, which can mean change and new beginning's. I know within our home we always look to make changes, be it to brighten and improve our surroundings. 
They say : My Little Box is a hand-picked and beautifully designed box of fashion, beauty and lifestyle surprises. With accessories, products and other goodies created exclusively for you and based around a different theme every month, each box promises to delight the lucky recipient.


Box content's
- Beauty bag :
- Cushion cover
- Photo frame & Artwork :
- Home magazine

- Cushion cover
This cushion cover is a lovely spring shade of light yellow. The My little beauty chevron design will make for a nice change, however it might only suit homes with non patterned cushions. I cant say it blended in with my leaf designed one's. So i may get a plain cushion and have it for my makeup chair. 

Home magazine
Now this is the part of my box im starting to really love again. A proper magazine to the touch, with it's  handy tips and stories. 
Photo frame & Artwork
I was quite impressed seeing the framed inspirational card within the box. If you had wished to frame the picture then it's saved precious time. I myself love the picture and really like the frame which is sturdy and well made. 

However like the cushion i cant see a place for this framed piece to go. I may more then likely use the frame for a family picture. It seems a shame as i love the artwork. It would make an excellent house warming gift. 
Beauty bag content's : http://www.mylittlecorner.fr/beaute/my-little-beauty.html

- Mitchell & Peach : English Leaf Body Cream
Described as : An indulgent body cream, containing honey, organic cocoa and Vitamin B5, rubs in easily, without stickiness. Delicately scented with the lush, aromatic English Leaf fragrance - a classical ‘green floral’ with an English twist.

- Toxi Doxi : The Mask & Peel glow
Described as : An exfoliating scrub and face mask which reactivates and boosts cell energy. Make's skin feel perfect and leaves a glowing complexion on the outside.
The exfoliating beads to remove toxins and a deep-cleansing agent. 

- My little beauty : Easy Morning : Soin perfecteur visage
Described as : With this perfecting cream, 1 minute is all it takes to hydrate and illuminate dull and tired skin. Subtle shimmer brings a radiant,  all over glow to your complexion. Giving you a luminous and dazzling look like a winter aurora.
So all in all I would have to say im not really impressed with my box. Its not the worst and I do love the picture frame, magazine and the presentation of these item's. However the beauty bag is again full of cream. 

This month I was craving to try more makeup as with skincare, Im pretty much stocked with things to try till summer. I hope My little box improve's the beauty bag's content's, as im only subscribing for the other lifestyle items.

Now was it just me or did this month seem a little light on products? Im going to wait till next month to see if i continue with my subscription. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Henry J Socks - Subscription box


So whilst it is bitter cold within the UK and sock's are a definate must. Its sometimes just too cold to go out or like myself you cant go out. So a subscription box for socks, to add something exciting and different to your mailbox each month. 

About : All Henry J Socks are brightly coloured and perfect for everyday use with something to shout about.We also offer unique services like our Sock Subscription which is perfect for either a gift idea or so you never have to think about buying socks again. 

Not only that but don't let your lonely sock go to waste, you can purchase any single variation of sock from us today. So why not reunite that lonely sock again.

- Subscription box 
The initial presentation, coming in a normal cardboard box with a very humerous little quote and logo imprinted. (See above "Blow your sock's off picture" Already you get a smile and the anticipation of what will be inside your box. With my subscription i like the element of surprise, so I was unaware of colour or design within. 

On opening you see the tissue paper wrapped content's, along with the card stating the amount of sock's, duration of subscription and quantity you will recieve each month. 

This month I recieved the average size (6-11, they also cater for a large size 11-16).
which are Unisex in colouring. The blue and Orange striped design is a fun pair of sock's to have in your collection. 

Very soft to the touch and on wearing feel comfortable plus well fitted to the shape of the foot. It's thin yet light weight but gives warmth also. Its a really high quality pair of sock's you recieve. 

I would certainly say this subscription box is unique, plus fantastically practical for any professionals. You can stock up on what you need for the month and how many pair's also. It would make the perfect gift subscription, if you are someone whom likes to give a more unique twist on a classic present. Henry Socks can also be ordered vis the shop and subscription is not needed. Im more of a person whom likes the little surprise each month to see what i will recieve. 

Either way I think this is a lovely, professional and unique subscription. It's got something different and we are so swamped in sample boxes, if your looking for a totally different box then choose this.  


Are you missing a sock ?
Don't worry we've all lost a sock now and then or sometimes, someone like Bella here, claims it as her new chew toy.
Well thankfully Henry J Socks offer a unique service that doesn't let that lonely sock go to waste with our Sock Reunite service.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Sure : Maximum protection Deodorant (Cream formula)


This review is part of a Buzz agent product panel. It will contain my view on everything from packaging to performance. This is the Sensitive edition of the line. 

They say :
Sure Maximum Protection sensitive dry anti-perspirant deodorant cream, provides our most advanced lasting protection against wetness and odour, yet is gentle enough for everyday use.
* Maximum strength wetness protection from Sure
* Continuous all day odour protection
* Long-lasting fragrance
* Unique blend of skin-moisturising ingredients
* Dermatologically tested - expert endorsed
Preparation and Usage: 
For first use, turn the wheel until the product is dispensed. Afterwards, use two clicks per underarm for recommended dosage.
 Apply the product directly to dry underarms.

 

~ For Optimal Performance
 : 
Sure Maximum Protection can be applied in the morning and also before going to bed.
 Night time application produces optimal results as Sure Maximum Protection is best activated by your body's resting temperature.



Review
So far this deodorant is moisturising for the underarm's and give's amazing protrction that lasts during the day. It despense's easily and is lightweight. The packaging is bigger then the average spray deodorant, however I've noticed a huge change in my skins condition. Where once the spray could cause sensitvity this cream formula helps keep the skin in tact, plus me smelling fantastically fresh for hours. 

So far im really impressed with this addition to Sure's maximum protection range. 

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