Look Good Feel Better with ASOS

A surprise box from ASOS this October with a charity collaboration supporting Look Good Feel Better. This box was £20 but all proceeds go to supporting the charity which helps people with cancer. They aim to help people with cancer emotionally and physically with workshops on skincare, makeup and grooming designed to help with wig advice, nail care or shaving with scars.

With 10 products and brands like Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, TooFaced, Benefit and HudaBeauty to name just a few this was one not to be missed.

My fave item has to be the Ruby Obessions palette from Huda Beauty, this is full size and worth £27 !

There are a few mini sizes with a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in the shade Bitch Please and a gorgeous Nars lipcreme in a really vibrant red which reminds me of MACs Ruby Woo in a creme form.

There’s also a full size TooFaced primer which is £29 so this box is well worth the money based on the primer and Huda palette alone.

Alpha H moisturiser, Ouai hair oil, benefit mascara and a Real Techniques sponge round out the box and make this a real top to toe box!

Well done ASOS you’ve done it again!

Let the sun shine

Summer is meant to be on the way but if you’re in the UK like me you’ll have been wondering if it’s going to come at all! We’ve had a very typical English spring with lots of April showers but this Glossybox has definitely perked me up with its “Let the Sun Shine” theme. I’ve got to mention the packaging this month which is beautiful and features a foiled box and ombré tissue and looked so pretty when I unwrapped it.

Five items are included this month and four of them are full size which is amazing value. First we have a Minetan Rapid Recovery After Sun Gel which is a deluxe mini size and has the classic after sun ingredient aloe Vera but also Niacinamide to help with any damage caused by the sun and giving an anti inflammatory response.

Deluxe mini 50ml £13.35

Next is one of my favourite makeup brands Ciate London with their Gold definer liner. This is a really beautiful champagne gold colour and glides onto the skin. It has a built in sharpener in the lid which I also love as no fiddling about looking for a sharpener before you’re headed out!

Now we have our sneak peek for last month which is the Rodial Dragons blood eye masks. These are gel eye masks with hyaluronic acid to dry-puff and give you bright eyes. I love eye masks to help with more hydrated Under-eyes so this is perfect for me.

Full size £6

Next is the perfect partner for our eye liner and it’s a Power Foil eyeshadow from Lottie London. I’ve used these before and the coverage for a metallic shadow is just amazing. I only did one swipe in this picture and you can see how pigmented it is. I love this as a summer look especially paired with the gold liner !

Lastly we have a lemonshower gel from Kueshi which is infused with camomile extract as well as lemon. I love the scent of this it smells so fresh and summery. It’s a nice one to include in the box.

Full size £5.70

Overall I really enjoyed this box, the theme has been really well thought out and I’m looking forward to playing with those makeup products! The total value of this months products was £50 – great value for money.

June’s sneak peek is a Nip+Fab Vitamin C scrub which sounds really nice. I just attended the Glamour Big Beauty Call and Vitamin C was talked about a lot by the skincare experts as something pretty much everyone can incorporate into their routine and see brightening effects from.

The box theme for June is “Dreaming of Paradise” I’m definitely excited to see what else will be included! Last June was a really great summer theme with bronzer and some themed face masks so interested to see how they theme it this time. What did you think of Mays box?

I have a yearly subscription to Glossybox which costs 11.75 per month including postage and packaging. There are loads of different options if you wanted to sign up from a monthly rolling subscription to 3, 6 and 12 month plans like the one I do. I do have a referral code if you click here which will get you 20% off your first box.

ASOS The Full Package!

This month ASOS brought us the “full package” with everything you need to get ready for Spring makeup and there are some great goodies in this box!

The Full Package Beauty Box £12 from ASOS

First is a skincare goodie, Charlotte Tilburys Magic Cream. This has the wonder ingredient of the moment hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil and Shea butter to keep your skin hydrated and on point. This is a sample size but enough so that you can get an idea of whether you like it. It’s a nice cream, sinks in really well and it’s quite a rich texture. I personally wouldn’t go back to it purely for the scent, it has a faint rose smell and unfortunately that’s just not a scent I enjoy.

Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Charlotte Tilbury £7.50 for 7ml sample size

Next is a beautiful light setting powder from a Ciate to set makeup and reduce shine. This is their Everyday Vacay Setting Powder and it is so incredibly fine. It also has a coconut scent which is really lovely and definitely makes me think of going on holiday! It’s a translucent powder as well so no worries about matching to your foundation or equally you could wear this without foundation just to reduce shine on your face if you wanted to have a low makeup day. This is a full size of the powder and is £18 to purchase.

Ciate London Everyday Vacay Setting Powder full size £18

Next is my favourite item from this box, a Morphe 9V Pan eyeshadow palette. This palette is called Vintage Rose and is a collection of nude, dusty rose and browns. A lovely neutral palette which you can create a fab range of looks with. It’s a perfect size for travel as well with a nice selection of shimmer, matte and transition shades, definitely one I am enjoying at the moment and easy to use for every day. This is full size and costs £12.

Morphe 9V Pan Vintage Rose Eyeshadow Palette £12

A travel size is included from Benefit with their new They’re Real Magnet Extreme Mascara, which aims to give a false lash effect. I’ve used the original formula of this before and I really liked it. With this one I found that it flakes quite a bit over the course of the day so although it makes my lashes look great unfortunately as I wear contacts flaking all day from my mascara isn’t great for me so I’d give this a thumbs down. It’s a shame as it does really lengthen and lift but I just can’t deal with the flaking!

Benefit They’re Real Magnet Mascara Travel size £13

Our final item is from Sleek Makeup and it’s a clear lipgloss which will would be lovely to wear alone or on top of a favourite lipstick. The thing I do like about this is that the applicator isn’t made of sponge it’s plastic. So I’m thinking you can easily wipe it off after applying over your fave lipstick and avoid getting a dirty looking applicator sponge.

Sleek Lip Volve Gloss, full size £5.99

I absolutely loved this box it is amazing value as it costs just £12 but the value of all of the items was £56.49! My stand out products are the Morphe palette and Ciate Powder and I know I will get a lot of use of them.

What do you all think ? Did any of you manage to get your hands on this box?

If you want to try and grab next months box in May I recommend getting the ASOS app and periodically searching for beauty box, from around the 1st of the month. Sometimes they go live on the 1st other times it’s been around the 6th and there isn’t really ever any notice given.

Woke up in Spring with Glossybox

April has usually brought with it blue skies and some sunshine as well as warmer temperatures. Although we also expect those April showers to occur I don’t think anyone, least of all me, was expecting snow forecasts and hailstones over the past week!

I’m cautiously optimistic that that’s behind us now and we can focus on some warmer weather coming our way! This months Glossybox has the theme of waking up in spring and some lovely little products to change up our makeup!

First of all is a product from Minus 417, Serenity Legend Hydrating Dead Sea Bath Salts. With minerals and salts to help your body retain moisture, Dead Sea salts are renowned for giving you soft smooth skin. I’ve used similar products a lot over the years for my psoriasis I and really like Dead Sea salts for relieving inflammation.

Minus 417 Serenity Legend Dead Sea Bath Salts Deluxe Mini 100g £2.17

Next is our sneak peek from last month, an eyeshadow quad from Sophia and Mabelle. This is a lovely little palette with four everyday shades with matte and shimmers. They’d be great for a simple natural eye look to just give a bit of a boost to your natural eye contour. This is full size and would cost £25 which seems pricy to me for a quad palette. The shadow itself has a nice texture and good pigment but I don’t know that I’d be happy paying £25 for 4 shadows. They are pretty nice when swatched and I can see myself definitely using this.

Another full size product included is the Feel Free Antioxidant Eye Contour cream. This is a lovely light formula and has a citrusy smell which isn’t too strong. Being an eye cream it’s main aim is to hydrate the delicate skin under your eye as well as brighten and balance your skin tone. I love getting eye creams in these boxes as it’s definitely an area I am focused on staying hydrated, it’s so important to use an eye cream to keep those fine lines at bay!

Feel Free Antioxidant Eye Contour Cream £4.77

Next is a liquid blush from DWTN Paris and while I love liquid and cream blush I will admit the colour of this put me off at first. It’s quite an orange toned red but it does blend out nicely. Just not too sure about it suiting my skin tone.

AHAVA mineral shower gel is our last product and this smells really nice. It says it has pomegranate and cherry blossom scent so definitely a nice one for the spring and summer. I think I will keep this one for when we hopefully get away for a little break in the summer, fingers crossed no more lockdowns.

Deluxe mini 25ml worth £4.49

May’s sneak peek is Rodial Dragon Blood eye masks which sounds interesting and the box itself has the theme “Let the sun shine” so I’m excited to see what else will be included! What did you think of this box?

I have a yearly subscription to Glossybox which costs 11.75 per month including postage and packaging. There are loads of different options if you wanted to sign up from a monthly rolling subscription to 3, 6 and 12 month plans like the one I do. I do have a referral code if you click here which will get you 20% off your first box.

Glossybox November 2020

Makeup and Magic is the theme this month with glitter, shimmer and magic products to keep us looking glam this November. Even though we are locked down in the UK right now it’s a fab time to play around with new looks and I love when my subscription boxes arrive each month!

Makeup and Magic Glossybox November 2020

First we have a beautiful eyeshadow palette from L.A Splash which fits perfectly with the magic theme right down to the packaging. There are 8 shades in the palette 3 shimmers and 5 mattes. They are a lovely autumnal mix of shades and are really highly pigmented. This is my standout product from the box and one I know I will get a lot of use from. This is a full size and it will be perfect for if we ever get back to travelling as it’s also got a little mirror included.

Paired perfectly with the eyeshadow palette is the Spectrum blender brush. I really love getting nice brushes and I’ve built up a good collection now from these boxes! This is perfect for working shadow into the crease of your eye and matches the colour scheme of the palette with gold and black.

Next up is a Que Bella mask and this one is Moonstone Recharge and Restore Glitter Mask. We had one of these in a box previously but I got a gold one so I’m pleased to get a different one. This one is designed to give you radiant glowing skin and help your skin feel brighter. I love the little bits of shimmer in it too makes it feel so cute!

Que Bella Professional Purple Moonstone Glitter Gel Mask £2.49

The next item is a replacement, it was meant to be a Mudmasky Autumn Mask but instead we have been given Generation Clay Ultra-Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask, worth £19.50. I know I’ve complained about product changes before but I am not bothered about this one, mainly because it’s a similar product and it’s a relatively similar price. It’s a brightening purple clay mask with Australian Davidson plum (a natural super fruit that gently acts like an exfoliating acid), it will transform your appearance by rejuvenating dull, tired skin, and lightening dark circles and pigmentation. Definitely everything I’d want in a face mask!

Generation Clay Brightening Purple Clay Mask £19.50

Lastly a favourite of mine and a regular in beauty boxes Hask Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner. I really love these masks as my hair has a tendency to get really dry and frizzy. The Argan oil one is a favourite, firstly it smells incredible and secondly it only takes 10 minutes to work which means you can apply in the shower. I usually pick these up on my weekly shop as they are available in most supermarkets and pharmacies.

Hask Argan Oil Deep Conditioner £2

Decembers sneak peek is is an Overnight Eye Serum by Symbiosis, eye serums and creams are always a welcome addition for me and I love to try new ones so I am looking forward to that.

Decembers sneak peek worth £102 !

If you got this months box what did you think? My favourite item is definitely the eyeshadow and brush! I will definitely get use out of everything as I really love my face masks and hair masks!

Total value of this months box is £60.98 which is so great and especially as I know I will get so much use out of everything. I said last months box was my favourite of the year but I think this is a hot contender! I have a yearly subscription to Glossybox which costs 11.75 per month including postage and packaging. There are loads of different options if you wanted to sign up from a monthly rolling subscription to 3, 6 and 12 month plans like the one I do. I do have a referral code if you click here which will get you 20% off your first box.

Glossybox x Zoeva Cosmetics

It’s been a little while since I got one of the limited edition Glossyboxes and for some reason this one with Zoeva caught my eye. Zoeva are famous for their makeup brushes which are hand made and as I’ve been trying to build a good stock of quality brushes this was a no brainer for me. In total there are six products with everything you need for a full makeup look with a value of £85!

First is the Cocoa blend eyeshadow palette this actually looks like a chocolate bar and the shades inside are inspired by chocolate including the names. It’s a beautiful palette that blends so well as the shades are buttery smooth. It’s a fab palette for autumn colours and one I will really enjoy using.

Cocoa blend eyeshadow palette £21

Next is the Voyager Travel Brush set which has four brushes in a travel roll, perfect for popping in your suitcase if we ever get to travel anywhere! There’s a concealer buffer, crease blush for blending eyeshadow, shader for smokey effects and a brow brush. It’s a fab little set and would be ideal for anyone just starting to use proper makeup or to boost your brush collection like mine.

Voyager Travel Brush Set £22

Also included is the eyeshadow fix matte primer to help your eyeshadow stay put and create a canvas for your looks. I really liked this as it helps prevent creasing and it’s so simple to use. You just dab onto your eyelid and wait for it to set before applying your eyeshadow as usual.

Eyeshadow Fix (Matte) £9

The Pure Matte Lips in the shade Dare to Dream is not a shade I’d normally go for. But it’s really nice when it’s applied, a pretty matte pink. It’s a lovely formula for a matte lipstick and reminds me of the Huda Beauty mattes which aren’t drying but are still long lasting. Given that it looks like face masks will be a staple in our lives for quite some time yet long lasting lipsticks are the way forward!

Pure Matte Lips Dare to Dream £11

A highlighter is a must for cheering up your look right now and the strobe gel doesn’t disappoint! The shade is called Nova and it literally looks like a jelly of melted gold shimmer, mesmerising ! It has a pearlescent glow to it and creates a lovely dewy effect on the skin. You only need a tiny bit for a sheer glow but you could easily make it more intense and build it up. As with most highlighters the recommendation is to apply to the cheekbones, brow bones , Cupid’s bow and bridge of the nose.

Strobe Gel – Nova £13

Graphic eyes+ in the shade Black to Earth is the last product in this box and it’s a eye pencil which is really smooth to apply. It blends out nicely so I think you could also do a nice smokey eye with it as well. It also says it’s waterproof which I haven’t seen before in a pencil like this.

Graphic eyes+ in the shade Black to Earth £9

I’m so pleased with the box as it’s great value and I really like that aside from your foundation and mascara you have everything you need to do a full face. My standouts have to be the the eyeshadow palette and the highlighter, I’m a sucker for anything shimmery and pretty!

As always would love to hear your thoughts on this and if you’ve tried any of the products . This is still available via the Glossybox website and is priced at £25 for subscribers and £30 for non subscribers.

Finding Wonderland

I’ve used Nip and Fab skincare before with their Dragons Blood mask being one of my favourites. I hadn’t really tried their makeup range, apart from their brow pencil and decided to get some colour pieces to try as the colour selection is amazing.

I was so excited to try out this eye palette called Wonderland with a mix of gorgeous pink, purple and brown shades.

Nip + Fab Wonderland Palette

Mattes, shimmer and some glitter what’s not to like! The powders blend really well and are buildable, the pink shimmers are quite sheer but if you use a cut crease technique they really show nicely. The matte shadows build nicely so you can do a wash of colour if you want a subtle look or build up for a stronger effect. They last pretty well and there’s lots of ways to combine them for a day or night look.

The palette coordinates perfectly with this copy of Vogue making the picture very disco chic!

I bought the most amazing lip topper from the same range in the shade Pink Rocket 🚀 It’s such a gorgeous sheer shimmer on it’s own and has a really nice texture, non drying. However when its paired with a base colour it really pops!

I love wearing it over my NYX Sliptease lip colour for a shimmer that’s like no other.

NYX Sliptease

Nip and Fab makeup is available from Superdrug, the Wonderland palette is £12.95, lip topper in Pink Rocket is £7.95 . It’s usually on 3 for 2 as well so you can get a bargain to boot!

It’s also available direct from their own website.

TooFaced x Erika collection

Be still my beating heart! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is one of my favourite shows and Erika Jayne (A.K.A Erika Giradi) is the sassiest Housewife in history.

So imagine my glee when I discovered she was doing a collaboration with TooFaced on a makeup collection. There’s 6 products in total in the collection which all carry a ‘Tear if you Dare’ warning label, totally in keeping with the Erika Jayne sass.

Its the first time I’ve ordered direct from TooFaced , usually I would buy from ASOS or Debenhams. So first up the packaging – I love when parcels arrive in non standard packaging and TooFaced didn’t disappoint with pretty pink packaging that felt like a present to open!

I went for 3 products in the collection, the Pretty Mess eyeshadow palette, Polite Lip Kit and Painkillr Lip Injection gloss.

First up the eyeshadows. Oh the eyeshadows !

Its a 12 pan palette with some amazing colours, the glitters are my fave the pigments look so sparkly. Its a really versatile palette and includes a little ‘how to’ kit to get you started on some looks.

Polite Lips Lip kit

Next is the gorgeous Polite Lips lip kit, a perfectly paired lip liner and gloss in a pearly pink / peach shade. I’ve had a penchant for matte lips and been a devotee to the Kylie Lip Kits but this has made me fall back in love with gloss. I think its the pearlescent look to the gloss which made me feel this is something different.

Lip Injection PainkillR Pink

This is a limited edition version of the best selling Lip Injection Extreme which is a plumping lipgloss with some bold claims on making lips look fuller, plumper as well as moisturised. Its a sheer sparkly pink which looks amazing – I’ll do a before and after post to compare the lip plumping results and see if it works for me!