March Love Me Beauty Box & Other Purchases

Someone whispered in my ear about beauty boxes just over a year ago and I got rather excited!
They told me they were like Graze boxes but with beauty products instead! Whoop! 🙂
I went through a few months of Glossy boxes and She Said Beauty boxes! They were ok but I got bored after a while!
Anyhow I saw on a couple of other blogs recently that people had been getting Love Me Beauty boxes and when I saw on my pals blog Bookishness the contents of the March box I then had to purchase one!
I was not disappointed!
Inside was a full size Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix! That’s about £15 right there! It’s a cooling, roller ball eye gel! It says it targets dark circles and fine lines!
It feels awesome to apply, especially after a long day at work! 🙂
There was also a full size peppermint foot stick called Deep stick that moisturises and cools!
A mini Blanx toothpaste, ideal for travel I say! A Murad pomegranate face mask sachet was also included and I LOVE face masks!
There was a set of false eyelashes that scare me a bit! But I’ll give anything a try once!
I had a bath with the bath salts included, which smelt delish and were very relaxing in my bath! The relaxation ended abruptly through, when the large dried flowers that were floating in the bath scared me!
I was getting dried and I though for a nano second that I had a dead moth stuck to me! Cue flapping and full length bath skid!
It was only a soggy flower!
Rather impressed with all of that for a tenner!

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I purchased these cute Easter treats from Lush! Easier on the old waist line I feel than a chocolate egg! Although if the Mr is reading this I still want a big chocolate egg!
The egg one is a bath bomb that smells like Snow Fairy! Nom! The cute little bunny is a bubble bar that smells like the Creamy Candy bubble bar! Also Nom!

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Lastly here are few make up treats I got the other day! I thought I would give the Collection concealer a go after reading many a blogs claims of its magical abilities and high coverage! No one was lying, it’s really good for a cheap concealer and covers up my dark circles a treat!
Same goes for the Rimmel powders super power of not letting me have a shiny face! Epically cheap and it works!
The 2true cheek and lip stain is a product that I tried once on a whim and loved it! It’s stupidly cheap and gives a lovely cheek glow and tints the lips to perfection! I like to use this in the summer instead of powder blush! It’s less than £2 in Superdrug!
Lastly is the 17 eyebrow pencil from Boots! I was NOT impressed! I got this because my usual Maybelline brow pencil hasn’t been in stock for ages and I’d run out!
This was hard to apply and I looked like I had a couple of pet caterpillars upon my brow for the day! Yikes!

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Body Shop Blue Corn 3 in 1 Deep Cleansing Scrub Mask!

I’ve noticed these days that I can’t just get away with a slap dash attitude towards my cleansing routine! Although I’ve always moisturised religiously and always protect my face from the sun my attitude to cleansing is mega lazy!
Only now my face will these days protest that’s it’s feeling neglected! Fun times!
So I have invested in this mask from the Body Shop!
It claims to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise and if it works it should fit into my life quite nicely!
When I opened the pot I noticed its smells quite herbal, but then that makes me feel like it’s going to actually do something!
It’s texture is like that of a traditional clay mask but with added exfoliating bits in it!
I applied it to my wet face and I noticed it spreads very easily and it’s a walk in the park to get a nice thin even layer!
It tingled a bit at first but it wasn’t uncomfortable. As it dried I got that satisfying face pack, don’t crack my face feeling! 🙂
Then when the 15 minutes were up I rinsed it off in warm water? This was rather easy to do because of the exfoliating element of the mask!
I then patted my face dry and was left with soft, fresh skin!
I wouldn’t say it gave my face a moisture hit but I would also say it hasn’t dried my skin out!
I’m looking forward to continuing with this twice a week for a while to see its long term effects!

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Favourite Beauty Buys

I thought I would share a few of my absolute fave beauty products that I use on a regular basis!
They are all relatively affordable and they all work really well!

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So to start here are my absolute body essentials!
I use exfoliating gloves everyday in the bath. They are very cheap, costing roughly £1.50.
You’ll never need expensive body scrubs if you use these everyday!
I always follow my bath with the Body Shop Miracle Oil in Cocoa Butter, it sinks in quickly thanks to its dry oil like consistency. I use it on the ends of my hair too!
I follow this up with Lush Silky Underwear Dusting powder and the Body shop Vanilla perfume!
All three help me smell like a chocolate cake! 🙂

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Next up are the face items!
I’ve been using L’Oreal Revitalift for about six months now and it has cured my wintery dry patches on my face!
I have used Max Factor Miracle Touch foundation in Blushing Beige for about five years and have not found one better yet! It’s solid but turns to liquid on the sponge applicator provided in the compact!
This Carmex lip balm is the only one I have ever finished! I normally get bored or lose them but I LOVE this one! I use it instead of lip stick/gloss for everyday use because it has a lovely berry tint! You can also get this in clear and pink colours!

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I will use any shampoo and conditioner within reason but I always insist on V05 weather resistant hairspray! It just stops me turning into a frizzy nightmare!
I tend to wash my hair every two to three days and this Girlz Only shampoo refreshes me nicely between shampoos!
I picked it up on a whim because it was cheap but it has turned into a fave!

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I was introduced to the Leighton Denny Crystal nail file about a year ago and haven’t looked back!
It was £12.50 from Boots but it has a whopping 25 year guarantee!
I’ll never need to buy another file again!
Seche Vite top coat is amazing because it cuts down drying time of polish drastically! It’s also crystal clear!
The Superdrug Cuticle oil was a very recent find and I was pleased to see that Vogue had given it a jolly good rating! Here’s my review of it!
I love this super thick hand cream from L’Occitane hand cream! It’s expensive at £19 but it will last for absolutely ever! So pounds per use is brilliant! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed my fave products!
Let me know what yours are!
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Busy bee!

I’ve been pretty busy making some new jewellery recently but these hair slides have been my fave item to make!
You have to excuse the awful pic but it does show how cute they are! All I used was old buttons,resin rose cabochons and hair slide blanks!

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I recently purchased some new make up because the contents of my make up case were looking tired and boring!
These were the treats I picked up recently!

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I’m going to talk about the two most impressive but relatively cheap items!
First up is the MUA Power Pout lip crayon! MUA website Absolutely awesome product to use!
Firstly it’s very easy to use and nice to hold, secondly I love the texture of the product because it looks like a gloss but feels like a lip balm! No stickiness!
I did a swatch on my arm to show the texture!

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The next product I was impressed by was the Barry M blusher! It’s highly pigmented so only a little is needed for a healthy glow minus that horrid heavy make up look!
It seems to be out of stock on the website but its available in Boots and Superdrug for sure!

In other news I’ve only baked one cake recently but it’s a goodun’!

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Nail Art!

I’ve recently been fairly intrigued by nail art!
It’s a really thrifty way of updating your look which is awesome because its quite cheap if you decided you don’t like it!

Who needs a salon and its inflated prices when you can get some glorious bargains if you look in the right places!

In the pic below are a few of the bargains I have picked up!
The wraps were in Primark for just 50p each, the rhinestones and stickers came from eBay for about 99p each!
I’m still waiting for the arrival of my fimo canes and slices but more on those cuties in another posting!

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The Maybelline Color Show polishes were a treat from the Mr and they are currently buy one get one half price in boots!
I’m obsessed with the orange one (Orange attack) and below is a pic after just one coat! Lovely!

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I’m looking forward to trying out all my trusty bargains and seeing if I’m any good at doing the said nail art!
If not then my little sisters in Sweden are going to get one good haul! 🙂

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