Bathbox, subscription box

YourBathbox January 2021

Good afternoon friends,

Another month, another YourBathbox.

If you’ve read my reviews before, you’ll know that for almost a year now I’ve been delighted with every single box I’ve received. Honestly, I never knew you could recieive such a fantastic box to never disappoint.

This month’s winter box is filled with seasonal delights.

Igloo bath bomb RRP £4
How adorable? This Soft floral bomb had a hidden surprise in the middle. As I attempted to flick some bubbles off of my hand, instead half of the bathbomb flung off, no matter, I found the surprise. My bath became a beautiful shimmering lilac

Penguin Bathbomb RRP £3.75
What a dear sight this one is. This sweet lemon meringue scented fella will be waddling and fizzing in my bath this weekend

Snowflake Soap RRP £4
My favourite scent by far, it sends me back to my childhood. I think I’ll put this one by for the spring and summer months

Ice Crystal Bathsalts RRP £3.50
These bath salts don’t smell like Pomegranate at all, instead they have comforting masculine but soft scent, if that makes any sense?
These would be perfect for a late evening bath to set you for a good night’s sleep

Lavender Calm Balm RRP £9.99
This balm is perfect to roll onto your wrist after a bath to aid you in a deep relaxing sleep
My sleep has improved the past couple of months, with a few uncomfortable nights here and there. Anything to help me to relax is welcomed

2x Assorted Bath Fizzers RRP 99p
These sweet floral scented fizzers will be out by, again ready for spring.

Kaya •

Birchbox, subscription box

Birchbox ‘Countdown to Midnight’

Good morning friends Happy Monday!

I have a bit of a back log of blogs to out up, and contemplated not posting a few as they are from December, but why the heck not, it’s all relative

When I ordered my first Birchbox, I wasn’t sure if I’d receive the (late) December or given early payment for the January box.

I received the December box, ‘Countdown to midnight’

My first order was discounted and cost just £7.77, I ordered on the 26th December, and received it around 10days later, I also received 2 free gifts. What more could you ask for?

Firstly, how stunning is this emerald green bag. A decent sized bag, with gold features,this plush velveteen bag is so pretty to have sat on your vanity.

EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner – Travel size RRP £9.00 (Full size RRP £18)
I have a few liquid liners on the go, but have heard fantastic reviews about this liner. Although I do prefer a brush style tip, this felt liner has a solid point, I can see this making a cateye easy with just one swoop

Percy & Reed Up, Up & Away Root Lift Mousse 200ml £15.00
Heat protecting root lift, giving your hair a boost and a bit of flare. Perfect for a dull hair day

LAPCOS Charcoal exfoliating and cleansing pad RRP £10
‘This dual-sided pad lifts away heavy makeup and impurities from pores while rice and soybean extracts provide hydration and anti-aging benefits’
I haven’t used this cleansing pad, Im not keen on charcoal products so will pass this onto a friend.

HAAN Hand Sanitizer – Dew of Dawn
30ml £5.95
Now, when I received a hand sanitizer 2 years ago in my Glossybox, I was far from impressed. But hey, let’s get with the times. A now, essential item for leaving the house, this sanitizer smells fresh, without being too potent, with pretty and sleek packaging.

Birchbox accessory RRP £12
Dusty Pink Eyelash Curlers
These bad boys are thick and sturdy
The past month I’ve loved curling my lashes – Even if I’m having a no make up day, curling your lashes and a bit of lip balm makes me feel pretty and put together.

Chella La Vie Eyeshadow Palette RRP £19.95
I’ve never heard of this brand, but when it comes to quads, they know what they’re doing.
This vegan and cruelty free quad is ideal. My perfect deep brown, with bit a undertone of red or grey to be seen, the most gorgeous gold, cream and transition shade.

Free gifts

Nails inc gel effect kensington passage RRP £15
No doubt this summer I’ll be reaching for the brighter pinks and oranges, and although I do like the colour and the formular, it screams 2014, along with mint green nails. Anyone else?

Lord and Berry lipstick – Shade ‘ Vogue’ RRP £17 Full size (received a mini)
A beautiful vibrant shade, suitable for most skin tones. This lipstick does smudged easily, may be better paired with a lipliner and a little translucent powder.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier with this bag.
A good variety of products, at a extremely good price, and again, the most beautiful bag.

Kaya •

Roccabox, subscription box

Roccabox ‘Go Girl’ January Edit

Good evening friends,

As I’m writing this, it’s a chilly, wet and windy Saturday night.
Tomorrow I plan to have a full on pamper session, and this box will definitely help.

The January ‘Go Girl’ box, brings you 5 products for £13.95 including P&P.

This box was heavy, I knew before I ripped it open I was in for a treat.

Skimono beauty masks – Total conditioning boot masks RRP £9.99 full size
If you haven’t tried a boot mask before, I encourage you to do so asap! I’ve tried a few from Poundland and B&M, and doubt this one will be much different, but they are great fun. Don’t panic, they won’t leave your feel peeling, instead, they’ll be soft and smooth, perfect for feet that have any dry skin or been neglected.

Mudmasky Hair mask, scalp Treatment and Miracle Shampoo RRP £21.78 full size 75ml
I have a shampoo, and a conditioning hair mask treatment on the go so will set this one aside.
I’ve used this hair mask previously, I was happy enough with it, although it did have a baby powder scent which isn’t always what you want your hair to smell like, but it does leave it healthy and strong.

Shea Bliss – Cherry Bomb Body Butter RRP £2.99 full size 250g (recieved 40g)
Well isn’t this the most adorable little jar you’ve ever seen? This body butter is filled to the brim! I rubbed a pea sized amount between my hands and covered both hands and palms completely.
A little goes a very long way. I haven’t heard of this brand before, but for the outcome, and the price, what an absolute steal!

Oh K! SOS Soothing Face Lotion RRP £8 Full size 100ml
This face lotion is lovely, with a very faint fresh scent, I’ve smoothered this over my face and neck (remember face, neck and hands show age first). I have dry and sensitive skin, so am a little skeptical at trying new face products, but this made my skin soft and nourished.

Doctors Formular – Probiotic 12 Hour Day Protection Moisturiser RRP £89 full size
I have a few skin/face products open at the moment so will put this by to use in a few months time… I have to say for that price tag, I expect extraordinary results!

In January, I’m more than happy to receive a
box that will help to replenish your possibly dry and neglected skin.

For a moment I did think that I would of liked a bit if make up, but realistically, I havent got any need for more. To be honest,I haven’t been wearing much the past 10 months, and after searching, it would probably just get tucked away in my vanity for a few months.

£12.95 for 4 full sized products? I am pretty damn happy with that! Similar to the January Birchbox, this month concentrates on replenishing your skin, and setting up a good routine for skin care and bringing back a bit of normality. No time like the present!

Kaya •

Birchbox, subscription box

Birchbox January 2021

Good afternoon friends,

2 years ago I bought my first Birchbox, (see links below) and man, I was not a fan.

Birchbox August 2018

Birchbox September 2018

In all honesty, I think all subscription boxes, Birchbox included were hyped up, and maybe influencers and Instagram users would post about how wonderful products were and that they were worth the money and hype.
Now I know I only paid £12.95 each a month for these boxes, but still, I was beyond unimpressed with what I unpacked.

To Birchbox’s credit, the last couple of years their boxes have dramatically improved, and I’ve been tempted more than once to sign back up. And here we are!

Each monthly box contains 5 items, that vary from deluxe mini and full sized. Boxes are £12.95 including P&P

Full sized items are available to purchase in Birchbox’s site, along with a 10% discount if that item was featured in your monthly box.

Anywho, let’s have a look at the January 2021 ‘Trust the magic of a fresh start’ edit.

First off, what a cute little box –

It’s been an emotionally draining year for all of us, I read the message on the top of the box and my eyes welled up, woman, keep it together!

I appreciate the quote on the box, a important message for this year moving forward.

Dr.Botanicals Cleansing Bar – Lemon Superfood Nourishing & Balancing RRP Full Size £7
Exfoliating your skin with this lemon oil hard soap bar. I’m not the biggest fan of a solid soap bar, but I have leaned towards them the past couple of years, and is refreshing to see it in a subscription box.

amika RESET exfoliating jelly shampooRRP £20 full size 140ml (received 20ml)
‘Rebalancing and soothing shampoo for your scalp’ I am not a fan of the thought of a expholiating shampoo, although, the small sea salt is soft and can imagine this feeling amazing. And a little massage on the scalp is great for hair growth.

This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum RRP £37 for full size 30ml (received 10ml)
This is a deluxe mini sized tube, but only a small amount is needed, very light and glides on well with a soft scent.

Lise Watier Illuminating Primer Luminous Fresh Cream-Gel
RRP £42 for full size (received 7ml)

I love this Illuminating and brightening multipurpose gel. There’s a slight shimmer, that adds a subtle glow on your skin

Marcelle Purifying Mask RRP £17.50 for full size 50ml (received 10ml)

This mask is made to be perfect for cleaning for your pores. I haven’t yet used this product, but always welcome a face mask, especially one that gives a deep cleanse.

Most of the items are deluxe minis, but I’m fine with that. They’re all a.decent size and contain enough product for a few uses.
I did expect a bit of make up, instead of it being skincare heavy, but for the winter, that’s to be expected, and I’ve received items that will benefit my skin during these cold months.

What do you think of this month’s Birchbox?

Kaya •

subscription box

Roccabox Subscription – Party and Pamper Box

Good morning friends,

Boxing day I was on a hunt for a new Subscription box – I spent hours reading and watching reviews of the contents, the price, customer service and consistency of the boxes.

You will not believe how many subscriptions are out there until you start looking… Dozens!

I narrowed it down to 2, Roccabox and Birchbox.

Today we’ll be looking at Roccabox.

When I ordered it wasn’t clear if I was making an early order for the January box, or late order for December.
I received the December ‘Party and Pamper’ box but happy all the same.

Boxes cost £10 a month with £3.95 P&P, I was discounted £2 off my first box, giving a total of £11.95
I ordered on 26th December, and it arrived on 31st December, pretty impressive!

Your subscription rolls over each month, with payment taken on the 1st. You’re not tied in and can log into your account at anytime and cancel

Let’s get into it –

All items in this box are Vegan and cruelty free,apart from Batiste, which is only Vegan (which is disappointing)

SMUG – Silk material Luxury Sleep Mask RRP £15

I’ve been meaning to buy myself a silk face mask, this on is exactly what I’ve been looking for. The most beautiful pearl pink, with a elasticated band, plush, soft and comfy, perfect.

Balance Me – Vitamin C Repair Serum RRP £10 (Deluxe travel size)

‘The ultimate morning after skin remedy’, I’m here for upping my skin care game this year. Instantly my skin felt refreshed, this may of helped due to the subtle lemon grass scent which is stronger than most serums, but I think it’s lovely.

Batiste X Skinny Dip – Dry Shampoo RRP £2 (Full size)

This dry shampoo has a sweet feminine scent, works well with the traditional white powder, gave my hair a quick and easy refresh without having to massage your scalp for too long

Grace & Stella – Dead Sea Mud Mask RRP £8 (Deluxe Travel mini)

A sheet or peel off face mask always leaves my skin feeling vibrant, but I love a mud mask, it’s a deeper cleanse and gives my face the full treatment.

Bellapierre Cosmetics – Heatwave Highlighting Palette RRP £24.99 (Full sized)

Firstly I thought this was a eye shadow palette.
Secondly, ‘Heatwave’, I’d expect rich gold, bronze and orange shades.
No matter, how gorgeous are these highlighters? A picture just doesn’t do them justice
I’ll keep these by for spring and will use them as eye shadows, a soft dreamy pastel eye with a coat of mascara, effortless.

I’m thrilled with my first Roccabox – a great combination of products for under £15, fast delivery, and no ridiculous one use sample sizes.
Hopefully we’re in for the win with this box

Kaya •

Blogmas 2020, subscription box

Blogmas – FabFitFun Winter Edition

Good evening friends,

Yesterday we looked at the Autumn FabFitFun, which I loved, today I’m writing about the Winter Fabfitfun

Each box contains 8 full sized seasonal items with a mixture of beauty, home, fitness and fun.

All members can select 3 of the 8 items, with the option to upgrade and select up to 5 items, with early delivery, and a discounted price of paid for the yearly subscription.

Lilly Pulitzer™ Ceramic Mugs (Set of 2) RRP $42.00
These mugs were one of my choice items, and I didn’t have to take a second to select them. How vibrant, deep and beautiful are these mugs?
For a winter box, I’d imagine warmer tones, but do think they look lovely for all year round, perfect for a fresh winter morning.

Mobile White® Advanced Teeth Whitening Kit $89.99

I jumped back and forth with this product. I’ve tried teeth whitening strip’s before, but never really seen a difference and haven’t been that bothered, but never been tempted by a teeth whitening kit.

This teeth whitening kit comes with 4 gel solutions, and plugs straight into your mobile phone. How odd but clever. I’ll be sure to give this a go, and let you know what I think of it.

Laura Geller® Cinnamon + Spice Eyeshadow Palette RRP $45.00

First off, I love the name Cinnamon and Spice!

A soft pink, orange and brown, 12 pan pallette with a mix of Shimmers and matte shades for day and night looks. This pallette would be perfect for someone who plays with neutral shades, and would like a little extra sparkle, with a added bonus of a decent sized mirror in the compact.

I have a few pallets with similar colours on the go, so wont swatch this yet, but sure I’ll get alot of use out of it by spring.

The next other 5 items were selected at random by Fabfitfun, but I’m thrilled with them all.

TULA SKINCARE Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm RRP $30.00

This cool balm glides on the skin without tugging and can be used under or on top of make up. I’ve been using under make up, and can’t say I’ve noticed a glow yet, but my under eyes are smoothed, and my concealer does sit under my eyes better, than before without creasing or caking.

eparé® Cutting Board (Set of 4) RRP $19.95

This item seemed a bit odd,but once I unwrapped it, I was actually really happy to receive them. These cutting boards are practical, space saving, hygienic, flexible and easy to clean

B-Low The Belt Croc Card Case RRP $35.00
If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of any animal print or texture, but this card case is gorgeous. I love the colour, and how small and convinient it is.

This year, more than ever, like most people, have gone on more walks than I can count. It’s easy to throw a card and a bit of cash in this pouch, whilst out and about without lugging around a handbag, keeping it chic and simple

Daily Concepts® Daily Facial Dry Brush RRP $20.00

This Nylon bristles, Beechwood handle, cotton cord brush is used on clean dry skin to exfoliate and tone your face and neck.
I haven’t used a brush like this before, but it’s extremely satisfying. I thought this may be a little rough and harsh, but it wasn’t at all. I’ve only been using this for a few days, so can’t yet confirm if my face has become more toned but it is definitely softer and smoother.

Aesthetica Liquid Eyeliner RRP $21.00

This black liquid liner is Paraben-free, Gluten-free, Vegan and Cruelty-free
Although a black liquid liner may not seem like the most exciting item to receive, but it’s a staple in my beauty bag, so I was happy to receive it.

A sharp tip, gives a precise, long wearing, black cat eye that is long lasting.

$21 is more than I’d pay for a black liquid liner, but I can’t fault this product.

I’m thrilled with my winter box, and am certain to use every product.

As I said in my last blog, I understand how some people can be disappointed with what they receive, but for £60, of strongly recommend this subscription box!

Kaya •

Blogmas 2020, subscription box

Blogmas – Autumn/Fall FabfitFun

Good afternoon friends,

Today we’ll be reviewing the Autumn/Fall FabFitFun box

I meant to do this month’s ago, but kept forgetting, and then accidentally deleted my note on my phone with my blog post, so it’s a little later than any expected. No worries!

FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box where you can receive, 8 full sized home, fitness and beauty products.

1 seasonal box is delivered every 3 months for $49.99 (around £60 including delivery to the UK), with a value of over £200

You have the option to pay for the yearly subscription of $179.99 for the 4 boxes.

I have decided to pay seasonally, and used a £10 off discount code (just Google it they’re available everywhere).

Each box comes with a magazine explaining what charity they are working with that season, interviews, product breakdowns, and a few discount code cards for your first order, for wines, hello fresh, and florists.

‘Basic Members’ like myself, can customized 3 of my 8 products.

For each customised item, you are given around 4 options to select the item you want.

You do have the option to hand pick a few more of the items, although I think it takes a bit of the fun out of it, as I love a surprise.

I have seen comments on the forum and YouTube videos of customers complaining about the products theyve received, but at the same time, if you have the option to chose a few of the select items, and you decide not to, then you can only blame yourself for being disappointed.

For my first customizable item, I had the choice of a back pack, tote bag, hair curlers or the styling cream.

I didn’t realise certain items aren’t able to ship to the UK, I was so bummed out, but then watched a few YouTube videos and confirmed id made the right choice.

SACHAJUAN Styling Cream + Finish Cream RRP $65.00

‘Make your hair soft and silky with the styling cream, then give your hair a defined texture with the finish cream’

My hair is long, thick, and curly, prone to alot of frizz.

I have found my hair to be a bit flat and dry recently, with greasy roots and curls not in tact.

I am not one to spend $65 on hair products, however, these are hands down the best styling and finishing creams I have ever used.

SOIA & KYO Woven Scarf with Fringe RRP £85

This 66” x 52” scarf-cardigan is versatile, to be used as a scarf, or to throw over your shoulders to keep you wrapped up and warm.

Vitamasques Multivitamin Mask Set RRP $30.00

These nourishing fibre sheet masks are filled with vitamins B3, B5, B6, C, and E.

Lay back for 20minutes and relax, and use and excess product from the pack to Smith over your neck.

Masontops® Glass Water Bottle with Neoprene in Turquoise RRP $35.00

I often, like many forget to stay hydrated. Holding up to 20 ounces, easy to clean, removed the waste of plastic bottles, with removable and reversible teal/black sleeve, I love this glass mason jar bottle.

8 Other Reasons Runway Clip Trio RRP $32.00

These hair clips are absolutely beautiful. 18k gold plated lead-free, nickel-free alloy metal, resin, I’m not really one to wear hair clips, but with these beauties Ill save them for spring and give them a go.

Voesh Pedicure in a Box Duo – Pumpkin Spice RRP $20.00

These 8 sachets of Sea Salt Soak, Sugar Scrub, Mud Masque, and Massage Cream are Vegan, Organic, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Phthalate Free, Aluminum Free, Gluten Free

Made in South Korea, these foot packs leave you relaxed with super soft, delicious smelling feet. Such a lovely idea for a pamper.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Treatment Masque RRP $16.00

I wish you could smell how delightful this hair masque is. ‘Apply to freshly shampooed hair and leave for 3 to 5 minutes and rinse’, leaves hair soft and glossy without weighing it down.

The Beauty Crop Glow Milk in Blind Date RRP $19.50

I’m not overly keen on highlighters. I know they’re ‘all the rage’ nowadays, but I don’t see the hype. I may use this as a highlighter eyeshadow duo to get more of of the product. No doubt the shimmer is beautiful, as well as being Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Phthalate Free and Aluminum Free

I absolutely loved my first FabFitFit box, it seemed a little pricey at first, but I’d much rather pay for 1 decent seasonal box, rather than 3 monthly ‘so so’ boxes that are filled with delux mini’s

I was shocked at the total of the box when I added it up, although It is worth keeping in mind that as any subscription box, well any products you buy in general, the price will always been increased slightly due to RRP

Total value $302.50

For £60 I’m thrilled with my items

Kaya •