Blogmas 2019

Blogmas Day 11 – Jasmine Advent Calendar

Last year my boyfriend bought me the Mad Beauty Mickey Mouse 95th Anniversary advent calender and I loved it. Although it was quite a simple calender, it was lovely, and I used every single item.

I’ve always loved Princess Jasmine, so I was so excited to see this beautiful calender in superdrug.

The calender scanned as £12, which I thought was full price, that in fact was at half price. But where I had questioned it, she then manually reduced it by 50%… this meant I bought it for £6! How awesome that???

So what did we get in this gorgeous Advent Calender?

2x Bath fixers

2x 30g Jasmine and Indigo Violet Fragrance

Bubble bath, Body Lotion, and Body Wash all 30ml in a soft Jasmine and Indigo scent

Lip balm 4g coconut flavour, and a patterned mini nail file.

Bath salts 50g, and a purple body scrubber

Hand cream, and Hair Mask 25ml each

And lastly a beautiful Sheet Face Mask 25ml Green Tea Fragrance

This calender is a lovely gift, as you can use all items with no waste, and smell like an absolute dream!

Kaya •

Blogmas 2019, Glossybox

Blogmas Day 9 – Glossybox December 2019

Good evening friends!

This afternoon I recieved my Christmas Edition Glossybox.

My favourite so far, and what a stunning box to end the year with?

This month we recieved 5 full sized items ready for the party season!

Lasplash Cosmetics – Golden Gatsby 3D Faux Mink Lashes RRP £9.75 (Full size)

These are some serious party lashes! Nowadays I dont often wear fake lashes, but these ones are beautiful. The only downside is, that they dont come with any adhesive glue (odd)… I shall invest in some and get back to you with my review on them this holiday season!

Steve Laurant – Loose Powder Pigment – RRP £14.60 (Full size)

I do love a good highlighter, and this one is the most beautiful ‘Rose Gold’ shade. This powder is multi use and can be used on your eyes for a shimmery festive look.

Bella Pierre – Liquid Shadow Eye Candy – RRP £20 – (Full size)

Wow! There is some shine to this liquid shadow! This shadow is so easy to apply, is thick and buildable. I must say it’s a bizarre consistency to apply to your eye, but, what a beautiful glitzy look!

L.O.V Cosmetics – LIP affair color & care lipstick matte shade – Extrovert RRP £8.90 (Full size)

Well damn, this is quite a lipstick.

First of all, this bullet lipstick is heavy!

Secondly, the cap is magnetic. Once discovered made me smile and I had to show my boyfriend. It’s the little things in life?

And thirdly, I am in love with this colour!

This eye and lip combo is stunning, and could we look anymore glamorous and christmas ready?

Original Source – Sweet Rhubabrd and Raapberry Shower Gel RRP £2.30 (Full size)

I wasnt exactly wowed by this product. Weve recieved Original Source shower gel before, and I loved it, and am actually using a different scent currently. My only issue with this is that, with all the other season and party inspired items, this one seems a little random.

I wouldnt say this smells like rhubarb and raspberry, but it does smell lovely and sweet.

I guess you need something fresh and sweet to wash away the glitter after a dancing!

I adore this box, and cannot wait to use every single one of these products next weekend for another christmas party!

Kaya •

Blogmas 2019, Glossybox

Blogmas Day 4 : Mystery Glossybox

Good afternoon friends, and welcome to day 4 of Blogmas!

This month, Glossybox were selling Mystery boxes for just £5, and I jumped at the chance. I’ve always wanted to buy a mystery box but I’m always a little unsure about it as in all honesty, it could be filled with crap!

Now I thought that it would be a Glossybox filled with random mystery goods, I didn’t realise that it would be a box from a previous month. I recieved the ‘All you need is love’, February box.

I’m surprised that I didn’t receive the card telling you about the products, so I’ve googled the prices instead.

Heres a quick run down of the products I recieved.

2x Mugler male and female samples

I’m pretty sure you can get these for free, it’s a nice thought but I’m not crazy on samples in subscription boxes.

Nails Inc Nail Varnish RRP £6

Now this is a gorgeous colour that I’ll get alot of wear out of. Reds, pinks and golds are my favourites!

Regenerate Enamel Science toothpaste (mini) RRP £7.99

As I’ve mentioned before I’m not a massive fan or receiving toothpaste in subscription boxes. What more is there to say… let’s move on.

Luxie Make up Brush RRP £14.99

This Luxie brush is perfect for high light. I prefer a thinner brush like this as some highlighter brushes are the same style but much thicker, and collects a little bit too much highlighter for my taste. This ones perfect!

Vitamasques Vitamin Mask RRP £4.99 (4 pack)

I do love a good face mask. I only did one yesterday, so I’ll put this one to the side for another day. This time of year, who can have too many skin products?

Huda Beauty lip liner RRP £14

Now this was the stand out product for me. This lipliner goes on so creamy, and lasted me all day yesterday, which was perfect for a full day of shopping. A Huda beauty product in a Glossybox is always a nice treat, but even better when you weren’t expecting it!

Over all I’m really happy with my £5 box!

For this price I would definalty reccomend doing a mystery box… but wouldn’t do one again myself, as I have a monthly subscription for Glossybox and would recieve duplicates.

Kaya •

Glossybox

Glossybox September 2019

Good morning friends!

My apologies for the lack of posts the past couple of weeks.

It has been ridiculously hectic since the end of August… I’ll catch you all up to speed soon!

Any who, let’s get back into it!

Yesterday I recieved my September Glossybox, my goodness I ripped it open in seconds. I was just a tad excited.

This months box was called the ‘Delicious box’.

Each product was ‘food inspired’, which is very unique, but not quite what I expected for the September box. I’ll explain later.

Colgate Max White – Charcole Whitenin Toothpaste (Full size) RRP £4

Now, I dont want to sound ungrateful, but, a toothpaste in a beauty box isn’t really at the top of my list. Yes I’ll use the product, but I’ve used a variety of charcole toothpastes, and have found that the pricier products aren’t any better than the own brand ones. Ah well, you always need tooth paste!

Mitchell and Peach – Flora No 1 fine edition Eau de Parfum (Deluxe mini) RRP £29.75

Now, who doesn’t love a mini parfum for your handbag?! This isn’t a scent I would normally lean towards, as at first I found the fennel a little over powering, but, I can imagine this scent being perfect for long wear, and would last you the day! I’ll definitely give this a go.

Mayy – Banana setting powder (Full size) £15

I’ve been meaning to try out a setting powder for ages, so I’m thrilled to of recieved one in this months box. I’ve seen other’s be rather heavy handed when applying this, and I always feared that it won’t blend in. I’ve been wearing quite simple and minimal make up recently (my skins been acting up), but I’m keen to give this a go on a full face for a special occasion or night out.

Delhicious Body – Original Black Tea body scrub (Full size) RRP £7.95

This 100% natural exfoliator is a dream! I love love loved using this, my skins feels gorgeous! No doubt I’ll re purchase this item or simular, in preparation for the cooler months approaching. You can never have too many products that soften and protect your skin.

Carex – Hand gel (Full size) £1.55

I recieved a cleansing hand gel in April’s box which was all well and good, but I hope that Glossybox dont make a habit of including one in their boxes every other month. A variety of cleansing and antibacterial hand gels can be purchased cheaply in supermarkets, and stores like Poundland or B&M bargains. Although its handy, It’s a little disappointing to recieve a product like this.

Palmers – Coconut Oil Formula deep Conditioning Protein Pack (Full size) £2.49

The last product is by far my favourite. You know this girl loves anything creamy, that leaves you feeling nourished and smells amazing. My hair… goodness, my hair feels glossy and has one heck of a shine to it. Although I have long thick hair, I only used half of the packet, I’m thrilled, that never happens! I normally have to squeeze out every drop just to get a bit of decent coverage. I cant wait to pick up a couple more of these!

Overall, I was pretty pleased with this months box. My only issue is that, if youre going to theme a box, then maybe tailor it to the month its attached to.

I was hoping for maybe a red, brown, purple or orange make up product, or maybe somthing like a spiced or sweet lip scrub in preparation for Autumn/Fall? As soon as September rolls around, I think of crunchy leaves, knitted clothes, and evenings in with hot chocolate.

I think Glossybox missed a trick here.

It may sound cliche, but some things are just perfect for the change of season.

What do you think? Would you prefere a seasonal themed box?

Kaya •