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FabFitFun Fall/Autumn 2021

Good afternoon friends, and Happy Sunday

Today we are reviewing the Autumn/Fall FabFitFun box


FabFitFun is a popular subscription service that sends boxes of full-sized home, beauty, fitness and lifestyle items once every season.
Each box costs $49.99 (about £53 including international shipping) where you will receive between 6-8 items with a value of over $200


This season, I fully customizable my box, and recieved 8 items with a value of $407 (£296)


Talking Tables Trivia Box – Food & Drink Retail Price $25
120 trivia questions perfect for the cooler months of the year. Spend an evening quizing with a cuppa or a glass of wine. Could is sound more perfect?


Camp Gladiator 3 Months Of CG Workouts + Camp Gladiator Jump Rope Retail Price $197
Ideal for indoor or outdoor use, this jump rope has a good weight to it, and includes a mesh carrying bag and 3 months of work out.
Simple but effective, this jump rope has assisted in whipping my butt into shape


Golden Rabbit Small Cobalt Swirl Dutch Oven (2.5 Quart) Retail Price $44
Bake, cook, and grill your favorite recipes. This was the item I wanted more than any other this season.
This beautifully hand-dipped dutch oven, made of carbon steel coated with a porcelain enamel is oven, stovetop and dishwasher safe.
Perfect for a hearty one dish dinner or dessert

So far I’ve used it to make a Chicken stew and apple crumble
Tonight I’m goinng to cooking a Guinness beef stew. I personally don’t like Guinness, but it intrigued me. If you see a recipe blog post pop up, you know it was a successful dish!




ARHAUS® Copper Candle – Moroccan Spice Retail Price $40
The scent hit me as soon as I opened the main box.
A Soy blend wax candle with a beautiful copper metal holder and 60 hours of burn time.
This is the ultimate autumnal candlewith scents of Moroccan spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, vanilla and orange

M.A.D Skincare Glycolic Age Diffusing Cleanser Retail Price $34
‘Great for mature skin, this cleanser features a blend of glycolic acid and gently lifts away dirts and dead skin cells.
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines
Helps skin look more radiant’



Bundle Retail Price $67

The2Bandits™ Tiered Catchall Tray
I’m a sucker for stroage. This three felt-lined trays are compact, simple and pretty for jewellery, hair ties or clips etc. A smart accessory tidy for any countertop or shelf.

Cali Cosmetics Baronessa Cali’s Islands of Italy Bath Gel
A light fragrances silky body wash featuring italian olive oil to leaves skin hydrated

HIP Products Reusable Lunch Pack
‘We work to create sustainably sourced lifestyle products out of already existing waste, instead of producing new plastic from fossil fuels’
This reusable lunch sack is a larger and durible substitute for a traditional paper/plastic sandwich bag. I’m trying bit by bit to live a more sustainable lifestyle, and a daily use product like this gradually will make a big difference.




Apart from the *cleanser, all items are used and thoroughly enjoyed weekly if not daily.
A well worth purchase for Autumn.

*Subscription boxes have been particularly skin care heavy the past couple of months, therefore I’ve put the cleanser to one side for now as I have a few open.

What did you this of this season box?


Kaya •

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Your Bathbox May & June

Good morning friends,

Another short blog post sharing two previous Subscription boxes.

I’ve been subscribed to Your Bathbox for the past 18 months and have adored every single box, they’re always 5/5. Each monthly box is £9.99 + P&P, and includes 5 items which are handmade in the UK and Cruelty free. There’s boxes are always a joy to receive and a wonderful idea as a treat for yourself or a loved one

https://instagram.com/yourbathbox?utm_medium=copy_linkYourbathbox

May – Secret Garden

• Flower Power Bathbox RRP £3.75

• Plant pot bomb RRP £4

• Cocoa Butter Hand truffle RRP £3.50

• Heather & Herb bath fizzer RRP £3.75

• Lemon Verbena Fizzing bath salts RRP £3.50
Smells like lemon sherbert, looks like lemon sherbert, feels like lemon sherbert. IS NOT LEMON SHERBERT. No they did not send 3 bathbombs, a soap and a bag of sherbert. Put it down

June – Fruit Salad

• Strawberry delight bath bomb RRP £4

• Lemon & Lime Fizzy bathbomb RRP £3

• Pineapple solid Bubble bath RRP £4

• Watermelon Artisan soap RRP £4

• Black cherry dead sea & Epsom bath salt RRP £3.50

Which box takes your fancy?

Kaya •

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Birchbox 2021 ‘Dance to your own Rhythm’ and ‘Express yourself’ subscription boxes

Good morning friends,

If you’ve already read my Roccabox blog this morning, then apologies for repeating myself, but I feel I need to explain my blog post. I feel like I’m ripping myself apart at the moment, and don’t want my posts to look thrown together, they’re not, I just can’t manage to keep my drafts together long enough to publish.

As I said before…To save my sanity, and time to script another half a dozen drafts, I’ve decided to give a break down of what was in each of the boxes/bags, the prices and my over all rating on the box. Not exactly how I would normally review subscription boxes, but there’s no harm in mixing it up now and then

Each month, your Birchbox will either be delivered in a Box or a bag. I always keep my bags/boxes as they’re a decent size and useful for storage.

May ‘Dance to your own Rhythm’ Score 3/5

• Arrow Clear Nourishing Lip Oil recieved 3ml (Full size 7ml RRP £13)

• KNDR Eyeshadow Cream In shade Confident Copper RRP £18 Full Size
Eyeshadow

• Birchbox Accessories – Crystal Nail File
Sturdy Perfect for my gel nails RRP £15

• This works – In Transit camera close up primer
Recieved 15ml (Full sized 40ml RRP £32)

• Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formulae Repairing Conditioner received 50ml (Full size 250ml RRP £4.49)

June ‘Express yourself’ Score 5/5

• Jecca black Rose Pearl Priming Glow drops Full size RRP £16

• Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask Recieved 30ml (Full size  200ml RRP £20)

• Aquahero Hydrating Body Balm Recieved 40ml (Full size 100ml RRP £17.90)

• Birchbox Lilac Silicone Mask Applicator RRP £6

• Sand & Sky recieved 10g (Full size 100g RRP £56.90)

• Grace & Stella Anti Wrinkle Energising Eye Mask RRP £16

Have you used any of the products above? If so, what would you rate them?

Kaya •

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Boxes galore! April, May & June Roccabox

Good morning friends,

How on earth is it August already? My apologies for being AWOL the last couple of months, life took over and I haven’t been in the right head space to blog. (Again)

I have a few subscription boxes that I’ve needed to review; which I have, but then stripoed down and started over countless times.

Like I said, not in the right head space.

To save my sanity, and time to script another half a dozen drafts, I’ve decided to give a break down of what was in each of the boxes/bags, the prices and my over all rating on the box. Not exactly how I would normally review subscription boxes, but there’s no harm in mixing it up now and then

If you’ve got any questions about a particular product, be sure to ask!

April ‘Vegan beauty’ Score 5/5

• Kat Von D Vegan Beauty Kitten Mini Tattoo Liner RRP £10

• Grow gorgeous haircare defence detoxifying scalp scrub RRP £6 Travel Size

• Balance me skincare collagen booze moisturiser RRP £10

• Beauty Papier – Golden Auoeedoos Anti Oxidant Shower Gel RRP £25 Full Sized

• Vitamasque Gold Eye Patch RRP £5.99
Cooling and depuff your under eyes

May ‘Spring Fling’ Score 4/5

• Illamasqua – Beyond Powder in shade Deity Full size RRP £34

• Emery Nails in the shade Belle RRP £8

• Doctors Formula – Probiotics Radiance Eye Serum Full Size RRP £89

• Hawaiian Tropic All Natural Mineral Milk SPF30
Recieved 30ml (Full Sized 100ml RRP £14.99)

• Mallows beauty – Pink Clay Face Mask RRP £2.99

Bonus
• Cadbury – Nuttier Bar RRP £1.19
High fibre almonds, peanuts and cranberries

June ‘Hot Girl Summer’ Score 5/5

• Bellapierre – Brown Eyed Girl Palette Full Sized
Highly pignented RRP £28.99

• Crabtree and Evelyn – Rose Shower Milk Deluxe Sample RRP £9

• The Beauty crop – smoothie stick lip crayon shade Saucey Marsala Full Sized RRP £7

• Anatomicals – Deep Conditioning Hair Pack, pack of 4 Full Sized RRP £5

• Shea Bliss Skin – Strawberry Scrub Deluxe Mini RRP £3.99

Which Roccabox would you choose?

Kaya •

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Birchbox April 2021

Good evening friends,

Today we’re playing catch up with beautiful boxes, if you’ve read my previous blogs you’ll know that I’ve been struggling the past couple of months and has taken its toll on my blog too, apologies all!

A few months late but I didn’t want to miss out on sharing my thoughts with you all. Let’s get into it, first up is Birchbox’s ‘Future is now’ April edit

Stasher silicone reliable bag RRP £12.99 (available in green, yellow and orange)
What a genius idea? This silicone bag is reusable, easy to clean, durable and great for the environment.

This multi use, airtight bag can be used as a make up bag, or a toiletries bag, or even for sandwich’s, soups and meals, as it can be stored in the fridge, freezer and is microwave safe.
I gave this to a friend as she spends alot of time at the beach – perfect to seal any snacks away when you don’t fancy a side of sand.

Green frog Botanic RRP £4.95
Argan & Rose Oil Shampoo bar

I’ve been using the Garnier shampoo bars for the last couple of months and have loved them.
I’ll admit none of them smell as good as this! The UK population alone throws away 520 millions shampoo bottles every year.

We can do better.

This vegan, plastic free sample bar gave my long locks 7 or 8 wash’s, I’d recommend and no doubt buy it again.

Algologie Hydra Replenishing Booster (Sample size recieved Full size RRP £33)
This Gelified serum hydrates skin, and is packed with hyaluronic acid and natural marine active ingredients) gentle around the eyes, this has become part of my night time routine

Huygens Organic Night Repair Oil (Recieved deluxe mini Full size RRP £31)
I feel like Alice in wonderland.

The repair oil is filled with Coconut and hazelnut oils to repair skin, lavender and rosewood oils to help regenerate and argan oil to protect the skin at night. A few drops of this and the next morning my skin was so soft and nourished, with a healthy glow

The beauty crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes RRP £9 Full size
I haven’t opened this mascara yet as have a few on the go, but a waterproof mascara enriched with argan and jojoba oil to lengthen, thicken and nourish is always, this will be at the top of the list of the next to try.

Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow illuminator Full size RRP £25.50
I’ve tried this product a few times previously. The BB cream helps to smooth skin and even’s skin tone.

I can’t see I’ve noticed a huge different but it is still a good BB cream. Lightweight and non sticky

What did you think of April’s Birchbox/Bag? Have you tried any of the products, or tempted to purchase them?

Kaya •

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Roccabox March 2021 Tried and Tested

Good morning friends,

Late last week I received my March Roccabox ‘Birthday Edition’

The box arrived in its traditional pick packaging, I was expecting something a little more colourful, shimmery or celebratory as it was the birthday edition, but no matter, it was jam packed with goodies!

L’Occitane – Almond Milk Concentrate received 50ml RRP £12.50 (Full size 200ml RRP £42)
You know I love a mini…
I have a face and body cream on the go already, so have used this smoothing and firming cream on my hands. I can’t say that my skin has felt firmer after 4 days, but they have certainly been soft. This moisturizer is cruelty free, non greasy, and soaks in well.
I have a little eczema on my hand that is quite sensitive, but the cream was kind to my skin and didn’t leave any redness or itchiness.

Monuskin Professional Skincare – Illuminating Primer SPF15 Full sized £36
I do my best to remember to apply suncream daily, but like most, can often forget.
This SPF Primer is rather thick, but that’s a positive, one pump is enough for your whole face, and soaks in well. I would say £36 for a low SPF Primer is an insane amount to pay. My make up sat well for the day, however I wouldn’t say it’s worth the money as you could easily buy a similar product for half the price.

Anatomicals – Mint Hand Sanitizer & Mint Hand Cream RRP £5
Well it’s part of our day to day, so why not?
These slender tubes are perfect handbag or even pocket sized. They thankfully don’t smell like hand sanitizer, more so the dentist, which is quite a a nice scent in my opinion. Clean, sweet and fresh.

BeautyPro Hair Therapy Deep Conditioning Hair Mask RRP £5.95
This hair mask is to be ‘worn’, after hair is shampooed, rinsed and lightly patted. Twisting wet hair into a conditioning bag is alot more awkward than I expected. The bag stayed on my hair for a full 30 seconds, I retwisted, applied and secured with a hair tie.

After 20 minutes I rinsed my hair, and man, my locks feel Luscious!
The mask may be a little fiddly and heavily scented, but I’d definitely recommend this.

Marc Jacobs Beauty – Velvet Noir Mascara Deluxe sample size RRP £13.80 (Full size RRP £24)
This deluxe mini is a good size, with my favourite type of brush, big and fluffy. One coat divided and thickened my lashes well, with no smudging or flakiness through out the day.
A little on the pricey side bit definitely a decent mascara.

Bonus Product – ISOCLEAN RRP £1
I’ve run out of my make up remover, so this one was a nice treat. Not too much to say about this product, it did have a strong hair spray scent, but cleaned the brushes well, and thankfully didn’t leave a scent on them once rinsed.

Overall I loved this month’s box, practical but pampering with a little bit of everything.

What do you think of this month’s box, are there any products you’d like to try?

Kaya •

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Birchbox February 2021

Good afternoon friends,

This month we recieved another wonderful Birchbox, only a few months in and I’m extremely impressed with the products recieved.

This months 5 products came in a make up with the option to choose from the same bag in 2 colours, Blue or orange.
I opted for the bright blue – the bag is a decent size with a sturdy zip, plenty of room as a large make up bag, or wash bag for the gym, beach swimming pool or a weekend away.

Birchbox Accessories
Natural Green Jade Super Polished Gua Sha Full sized RRP £12
The first item I opened was a Facial massage tool to used over moisturizer, facial oil or cream
Depuff skin.
Similar to a jade roller, this Gua Sha can be smoothed over the skin to increasing blood flow for lymphatic drainage. Easy to clean and store in its own little pouch.
If this is one you’re not keen on, it would make a lovely gift.

Huygens Bois Rose Regenerating Face Cleanser 30ml received (RRP £22 full sized)
This face cleanser has a strong but not over powering lavender scent. The cleanser is gentle on your skin, and is Vegan and animal cruelty free.

Sensory Retreats Divine Eyes RRP £21
This warming mask can be used to unwind, or as a overnight black out mask. On the back of the mask are details of a free 85 minutes music session to accompany your relaxing evening, a nice little touch to get the most of the product.

MCoBeauty Tango Cheek & Lip Tint (Full size recieved £12)
although they are practical, I don’t often reach for a tint. The shade is orangy, not overly keen but it is easy to blend, I expect it’ll be nice to try in the summer once my skins a little sun kissed

Soaper Duper
Zesty Sicilian Lemon Body Wash
75ml received (RRP £9.99 full sized)
Cruelty free and vegan 95% Naturally derived body wash fills the room.
I’ve used the vanilla pod body wash in this brand and adore it. This is quite a thin consistency, but a little goes a long way

Once again a lovely box/bag from Birchbox.
No make up this time around, unless you found the cheek and lip tint, but as I’ve said before, at the moment, who needs it?

The weather is still all over the show and a little extra skin care is welcomed.

Kaya •

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 •

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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 •