Friday, 28 August 2015

Birchbox

I have set up a monthly subscription with Birchbox, so I thought it would be fun to show you what I got.

So far my experience with them has been fantastic, I purchased the 6 month subscription and I ordered mine from www.birchbox.co.uk if your interested. So far so good! Within 3 days I have already received my first box, HOW EXCITING!


August box:

This box included;
  • Riruals Rice Scrub - Body smoother
  • Lord & Berry Blush in Lotus - Face brightener
  • BioNike Defense Tolerance Essentials Cleansing Water - Cleansing water
  • Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo - Hair detox
  • theBalm cosmetics Bronzer in Balm Desert - A-list glow
  • L. Erickson Grab & Go Ponytail Holder - Hair accessory
  • Lifestyle Bonus - Birchbox emoji stickers 
Honestly I think the whole idea is fantastic for only £10 a month I feel like you can keep up-to-date with new products and you get to sample them so if you don't like it, it doesn't matter but if you do it means you have the option to buy full size afterwards. I am very impressed so far!!!

I would love to hear anyone else's experience and what they got in their boxes
 xxx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

My Gerard Cosmetics Experience



So about a month ago I placed an order on Gerard Cosmetics. As I have heard such mixed reviews about the brand, I wanted to give them a chance, have my own opinion on them. So after spending over £50 I was quite content with my order and placed it - it qualified for free shipping as well so that was a bonus.

After waiting two weeks and the tracking not being updated I messaged them. They were so polite and explained it could take up to 4 weeks, at this point I was still very positive about the company. Then a week later I got a slip through saying my parcel couldnt be delivered as there was an outstanding charge of £11.98. I couldnt understand why as I qualified for free shipping, so I messaged them again. This was when (there very laid back, on the verge of unprofessional) replies grew to annoy me and were rather patronizing, saying it was a custom charge nothing to do with them. I have never had this problem before and I have ordered a lot of products online, but obviously this was my mistake not reading into the small print of their shipping terms. But because this was my own fault I had to pay the charges.

Then when I got my order it turns out I had ordered two of the same lipgloss -  Butter Cream, and the two lipsticks I got were identical in colour - 1995 and Rodeo Drive, this being my own fault obviously, but I think the excitement got the better of me when I was placing the order.

But anyway the products themsleves are fantastic and I am very pleased with them. They are gorgeous with beautiful packaging, I cant understand why anyone would moan about it.

Although I would not order from the direct site again (I would like to avoid another custom charges bill) there products are now available to buy from 'Beauty Bay' so that's where I would order them from. Overall my experience wasn't too bad, there were just aspects of it that could have been improved and it should be made more clear that you have to pay custom charges. But in the end the products I have are all beautiful and I am very pleased with them.

This is obviously just my own experience I cant speak for anyone else xxx

(Disclaimer the image I used is not my own it was found from google images and the link from there was to Shaaanxoblogs, so I am in no way trying to say its mine.)

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Lip Combo's - Summer Edition

As im sat here drinking my cup of coffee emptying my (very full) handbag and pulling out all the different lip products, I thought it could be a good idea to show the lip combinations I use during the summer months. So here goes...

Nude Lip Combination:


For this look I use 'Chanel Lipgloss in 206' and 'Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 03'.

Coral Lip Combination:


For this look I use 'Mac Lipstick in Crosswires' which is a cremesheen formula, paired with 'NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream' over the top.

Bright Pink Lip Combination:


For this look I use 'Mac Lipstick in Chatterbox' which is an amplified shade, again paired with 'NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream' over the top.

Pale Pink Lip Combination:


For this lip I use 'Mac Lipliner in Hip'N'Happy' and then 'Nars Lipgloss in Turkish Delight' over the top.

Red Lip Combination:


For this look I would use 'LA Colours Lipliner in Forever Red', then over the top I would put 'Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo' which is a retro matte finish, so if I want to change the finish I would also add 'Maybelline Colour Sensational Cream Gloss in 560 Red Love'.


I hope you enjoyed seeing these combinations and I would love to hear about yours xxx


(Disclaimer - The pictures used in this blog are from google I am in no way trying to claim them as my own.)