Monday, 13 March 2017

Glossy Box: March

Hey everyone, hope your having a good start to your week! I have some very exciting posts coming up for you over the next few weeks, so make sure you stick with me! In today's post I will be showing you what I got in my Glossy Box this month! Over the past couple of days I have seen on Twitter that not many people liked the box this month which is crazy! I always love every single product I get in the box as I love to try out new things and if something doesn't work with me then that's okay, because I haven't spent the money on the full size product! So I will always continue to subscribe and receive my Glossy Box, as I think it's such a good concept and they haven't let me down! Make sure you head to to see what they can do for you!

I think people got some different products to me in the box this month, as when I joined I filled in things such as my hair colour, skin type etc, so this box is very personal to me. I am so excited to try out the products and let you know my thoughts!

Oolution: Eye Love - After the past few weeks my eyes have been really sore and itchy so I think I've had a reaction to something (not sure what!) so this may be my life saver. It's full of natural ingredients so will be perfect, and states it can diminish and reduce puffiness, which is exactly what I'm looking for. I have a feeling I'm going to love this cream, as it looks really luxurious. It's a full size product and retails at £30 (that's more than double of the value of what I paid for the box in the first place). 

Sleek: Eye and Cheek Palette - There are four different palettes that were given out, so I think everyone would have one of them, which I'm so excited about to switch things up. It contains 4 shadows and two cheek colours. Looking at the palette straight away, it's something I will reach for a lot. The packaging seems a lot more expensive than some of the others that I own and looks perfect for travelling as it's so small, but precise and a good amount of product (it also has a really good mirror!) I love Sleek as a brand and love their shadows so am really looking forward to using it. Again, this is a full size product and retails for £10.

This Works: In Transit Camera Close Up - I have dry skin, so again I think this will be perfect for me as my skin. It's a primer, moisturiser and also a mask, which obviously seems like a lot. It smells really fresh just like a mask from lush and is very thick in consistency, so seems like it will really do something to my skin and keep me hydrated, as I get very dry throughout the winter and spring. I can't wait to use this under my makeup, so I will definitely let you know my thoughts. This a sample but a generous one, and the full size retails for £30 (eeek!)

Schwarzkopf: Blonde Keratin Restore - I am SO excited to try this. I usually use the purple toner which works really well, but I can't wait to try this and see the benefits. I usually get highlights and it goes nice and lighter in the sun, so think this will be perfect for on holiday! Although it doesn't make your hair lighter (I'll leave that to the sun!) it will help keep it super soft, which is exactly what I'm looking for. It's a full size product and retails for around £13. 

Stripped Skincare: Rosehip and Mandarin Moistuirising Oil - Again, I was so excited to see this in the box, as I've seen all over Instagram people using face oils and things like that, so I really hope this does a lot for my dry skin. It looks like a little goes a long way and the sample size is really generous so will last ages. I'll definitely let you know how I get on with it. It retails at £16 for the full size product.

What did you get in your box this month? Do you subscribe to a different box? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

Geo x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Benefit: Soft and Natural Brows

After long thought, I am hopefully going to get some sort of schedule set up for my posts so there is some consistency here on my blog. I usually just write when I'm feeling stressed and want to escape and my posting is literally all over the place, so I definitely want to try and post on a regular basis for you guys. Thank you for being so patient with me and continuing to read! (Hopefully I'll be putting my amazing blog planner to good use!)

One thing I have been loving recently is this set. When I received this for Christmas from my boyfriend, I was super excited, as I had my eye on the new brow collection from benefit for a while. He was really happy to see me open it as he'd literally gone out and chose the shade himself (huge brownie points to him as he got it spot on) and I couldn't wait to try it out. I usually use my ABH Dipbrow with an angled brush which I still use, but just for day to day when I'm not really wearing much makeup, I love using this for a much more natural brow. (I got the shade 3 tin)

So firstly, the packaging is super sturdy and fits right in my makeup bag, which is perfect when I'm carting everything to and from uni. Each product has its own little felt compartment too, to keep everything safe and make sure there not rolling around everywhere. The tin contains:
  • Ready, Set, Brow - A beautiful clear brow gel to keep those hairs in place all day
  • Goof Proof Brow Pencil - In shade 3, a beautiful warm shade to fill in the brows (one end contains a wind up pencil and the other end a spooley for brushing those hairs through before application
  • High Brow - A stunning brow highlight with a pink undertone to blend on the brow bone to uplift your eyes and make you look more awake (even if you feel your not) or give the brows a quick tidy-up
  • The set also contains a tool to shape the arch which is really useful as well as some stencils, but being totally honest I haven't tried them out so won't be able to tell you my thoughts

The packaging has had a revamp and in this gorgeous silver packaging, which makes it all look so much more high end. The quality is really worth the money, and a little really does go a long way. I now find myself reaching for this on a daily basis to give me natural brows. That's the one thing I will always love about benefit, you never have to buy everything separate and the sets are usually cheaper in price! This little box of goodness retails for £31.50 (buying the three main items separately would come to £58.50!) so it's well worth the money. I will always love benefit and I'm always recommending to everyone I know as I've tried out so many of their products. 

What do you love from Benefit? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of love,

Georgia x

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February Favourites

How the hell are we in March already guys?! This is the dreaded month for assignment deadlines! I will keep trying to post as much as I can, but obviously uni work will always come first for me. The past week or so I really haven't wore much makeup due to me thinking I've had a reaction to something and also having a stye around my eye (I think!?) so I'm really hoping it clears up before a party I have next weekend. There really aren't many favourites this month, as I haven't really worn much like I said (I know, I like to repeat myself!) So anyway, before you all get bored of me rambling, on with the post!

Liz Earle: Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - Now that was a mouthful! I have seen so many people raving about this and my boyfriend got it me for Christmas. I've been using it a lot more frequently and really enjoying it. It's so silky smooth on the face and removes makeup perfectly (even mascara!). It has such a lovely scent and keeps my face really clean and hydrated! It retails for £15.50 (the starter pack) complete with two of the muslin cloths to wipe off the product, and you can find it here.

Too Faced: Chocolate Bar - This is literally my holy grail at the moment. When I first got this palette, I literally didn't get the obsession apart from the lovely chocolate scent. I then used it a lot more and realised just how versatile it was and how many different looks can be created. My favourite shades have to be salted caramel which is the perfect transition shade and also marzipan for the inside of the lid. Although the palette is on the expensive side at £39, it is definitely worth every penny! The packaging is really sturdy and is literally good enough to eat. Purchase it here.

Maybelline: Colour 24hr Tattoo - I have raved about these so much in a previous post (check that out here) and I added another one to my collection in the shade Creme De Nude, which is literally the perfect eye base. It is a skin colour texture and sticks to the lid perfectly. The only thing I would do is set it with a powder as it can interfere with the shadow, but other than that it is amazing and above any eye primer that I've tried. Have a look at it here (select the shade creme de nude) and it retails for just £4.99.

Rimmel London: Lasting Finish Primer - It's taken me a while to purchase a new primer as I thought I didn't actually need one, but I now realise how important primer is. I wanted something cheap and cheerful that did the job, and this was just it. I love the fact its a cream primer and not a sillicone type, as I'm not too keen on those. It keeps my face in place all day and makes it not rub off which is something I'd been noticing a lot, so I've been using it loads over the past month. It retails for £6.99 and can be purchased here.

Nivea: Fruity Shine Lip Balm - I have been loving this as during these winter months my lips have been so dry and these are perfect just to pop in your bag to use on the go. I love the peach one and have also been using the strawberry, and they have been keeping my lips lovely and soft. They aren't too expensive and can most likely be bought in your local supermarket, so definitely keep an eye out and pick one up!

What were your faves this month? 

See you soon,

Georgia x