Thursday, 1 May 2014

Latest in Beauty boxes- this is how it's done!

I have ordered latest in beauty boxes before and been happy with them. 

No, it's not surprising when they arrive because you don't have to order them if you don't like what you see. BUT when I saw the latest selection of boxes I promptly cancelled my Glossybox subscription and ordered 2 latest in beauty boxes. 

I wasn't surprised when I opened them but boy, was I excited- as was my 6 year old sister who claimed the empty black boxes for herself, she actually seemed to prefer them to the shiny pink glossyboxes! 

Beauty Mart box

Little sis wants that color bug bad... But so do I! My main motivation for buying this one was the Balmain hair perfume, what a steal in this box as its £24 RRP. I really should have looked up the ingredients because I'm allergic to almonds so I can't use it but that isn't LiB's fault. There's some great stuff right there.

Even more appealing is the Spring editors picks box:

The Dermalogica, Jurlique cream and full size eyeliner and mascara are stunning and perform really well. I love that Teez packaging! 

I read through my Glossydots summary of reviews for Glossybox and can honesty say there were no boxes in the last 12 months that I would have purchased if I knew the content beforehand. Most of them were downright disappointing and not at all worth the money, I barely hesitated before clicking the unsubscribe button.

I know it's Sod's law the next Glossybox will probably be fantastic but if they turn it around I will re-sub. And I need to remember that just because some bloggers get the good stuff doesn't mean I will! 

Also I paid for the LiB boxes on Wednesday, receive them on Saturday morning. I used to pay Glossybox around the 1st of each month and receive it any time 2-4 weeks later. 

Gone are the days of Nars highlighters and Illamasqua launches, recently it's been minuscule containers of nondescript creams and travel size (and i mean for a short trip) samples of Poundland favourites i.e. Vaseline.

I am being harsh but I'm not sorry.

Are you happy with your Glossyboxes recently? 

Do you want to see any of the Latest in beauty box products reviewed? 

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Closed- Blog Sale Time... MAC, Sleek & more

Here goes... I am trying to start afresh somewhat with my collection and make some space, so happy shopping!

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MAC lipsticks l-r: behave yourself sheen supreme; sail la vie satin, salut! Amplified, lovelorn lustre-pending- usage as shown £6 each.
MAC Pret a papier lip glass used 5 times max £4
MAC mineralize moisture tint foundation NW20 at least 50% left £10

Sleek palettes: au natural, some usage on the lighter colours (white has hit pan) £2; Sleek bad girl palette: swatches but never used £5-sold
Sleek blushes l-r: suede, pixie, Pan Tao £4 each very light usage-sold

Sleek palette in Monaco: light usage £3. Sleek palette in Oh so special: hardly used £4-sold
Sleek face contour kit in light £3. Sleek brow kit in dark with brushes & tweezers usage as shown £3

Sleek pout polish in raspberry rhapsody- brand new in plastic covering £4
Sleek true colour lipstick l-r: papaya punch matte, pink freeze matte, naked gloss £3 each
Sleek pout paints brand new in plastic wrapping: peek-a-bloo and milkshake £5 for both or £3 each

MAC fluid lines in midnight snack (grey shimmer) and added goodness (mauve/ taupe) 75% remaining -pending £5 each
MAC graphic garden palette: usage as shown £6

Perfumes  over 50% left £8 each MAC creations perfume MV3, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, cacharel amor amor forbidden kiss-sold
MAC paint pot in idyllic 90% left £7.

NYX nude on nude palette, swatched only, mirror has fallen off £5
L-R: eyeshadows swatched only £4 each Too Faced dirtbag, bellapierre wesek, maybe line colour tattoo turquoise forever, illamasqua pigment conquer


Estée Lauder lipstick in Tigers Eye £3; Lancôme juicy tubes in pamplemousse & Fraise used a few times £4 each; Estée Lauder mini eyeshadow quad £2; Dior mini eyeshadow quintet £2

Balmain silk perfume (for hair) brand new never used - so upset about this, I received it in a latest in beauty box which was the main reason I bought the box and it contains almond oil which I'm allergic to so I can't use it! £12
Awapuhi shine spray £5 used a couple of times 
Toni & Guy shine gloss serum 30ml £2 used a couple of times


Nail polishes brand new never used £4 each Ciate paint pot in cocktail dress, china glaze goin' my way? China glaze angel wings (£3) China glaze tinsel town

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Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Hello again

Hi everyone, 

It has been a long absence for me but I have found the urge to blog again so I've decided to surface

*shrugs apologetically & waves hello*

I have not lost interest in make up or blogs in this time period- only in writing about it, but i have been experiencing a stint of refining my make up collection; using up products and focusing on what I really need. I seem to accumulate products that might be stunning but I have too much already to appreciate.

This does mean I will be doing a blog sale pretty soon!

I doubt I'm ever going to be a one-make-up-bag-only girl but if I can get my stash fitting attractively on my 3 tier display table then I'd be pleased.

I'll leave you with my NOTD.... CND desert poppy shellac from the open road collection with shocking pink pigment (CND additives pigment in haute pink)

Im feeling Summer already! Hope to see you all very soon and thanks to everyone for still reading!