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Birchbox: Christmas/December 2017 – Matthew Williamson – Plus Sneak Peek For The January 2018 Box

OOOO! My December Birchbox was delivered yesterday and I have gotta say how much I’m loving this months box design! It’s so pretty. Birchbox has teamed up with British fashion designer Matthew Williamson this month and the box design is based on his Treasure Garden print as well as this months theme of Life’s Little Treasures. Everybody will receive a FULL SIZE festive lip product this month – either a classic red from LOC or a tinted lip balm from Pixi by Petra. Plus every Birchboxer will also receive a FULL SIZE Spectrum Collections make-up brush too. I’m happy with this months box and I’m excited to see what’s in store for our New Year box.


Birchbox UK December 2017

Products In Box: 5
Monthly Subscription Cost: £10 (plus £2.95 postage)
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PIXI – Full Size Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose | RRP £8*

This is a tinted lip balm enriched with skin loving ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E which cares for your lips and prevents them from chapping. Apparently this Natural Rose tinted lip balm adds a lovely nude-pink colour to the lips. I’ve yet to use this balm but I’m looking forward to trying it out. It will make a nice change from my matte lipsticks which tend to dry out my lips, especially at this time of year.


BAIJA PARIS – Caramelised Honey Body Scrub | RRP £14.90

OMG first of all let me say how AMAZING this Caramelised Honey Body Scrub smells. It seriously smells good enough to eat and I can’t wait to give it a try. It is a pre indulgent and luxury scrub and is 97% natural skincare product. It has a blend of sugar, honey and  oil which exfoliates dead skin cells and leaves the skin feeling clean, soft and radiant. I`ve never used anything from Baija Paris before and I have never heard of them until now but this body scrub is probably my fave product in this months box simply because it smells so lush!


MAI COUTURE – Highlight Paper | RRP £15.50*

This Highlight Paper from Mai Couture is an interesting product and I`m looking forward to giving it a whirl. Apparently it absorbs excess shine, adds a non-greasy glow and enchances dull, worn make-up throughout the day making the skin look luminous and radiant.


NIP + FAB – Kale Fix Moisturiser | RRP £14.95*

This is the first time I have ever had a product from Nip + Fab but I have heard so many good things about the brand. The Kale Fix Moisturiser is a superfood blend of kale, water cress, aloe vera and almond oil which moisturises, soothes and rejuvenates the skin. I received a 10 ml sample so I will give it a go for a few days and let you know what I think about it.


Spectrum Collections – Full Size B04 Angled Blender Brush | RRP £4.99*

This B04 Angled Blender Brush is an essential tool and the perfect size and shape to fit the contour of the eyes. It has synthetic bristles and can be used with powder or cream shadows to define the eyelids. I am absolutely poo at doing eyeshadow but I think it is about time that I learned to do my own eyes and this brush is the perfect tool for the job.


*RRPs correspond to full-size products in the Birchbox shop.


In our January box, us Birchboxers will be able to choose our own Lord & Berry Blush Crayon and we have until the 31st of December to choose.

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Review: Percy & Reed – Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil For Fine Hair

I received a 30 ml travel-sized bottle of the Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil from Percy & Reed in my November Birchbox and I have used it a few times to try and add a bit of shine and volume to my dull, flat hair. The No Oil Oil comes in a small bottle with a  black lid and dispenser and it is a dry, clear oil that smells lovely too – it has quite a natural scent and it smells pleasant and fresh. It is a multi tasking hair oil which has been enriched with violet extract to make the hair smooth, sleek and shiny while adding a little volume to fine hair at the same time. It also contains vitamin B5 which helps to nourish, add strength and repair hair whilst wheat proteins provide protection from heat.


THOUGHTS: I like this oil so far although it’s not the best I have used. I found it easy to use and simply applied two pumps of the oil to my towel dried hair. It has a light weight, water-based formula which adds volume and body as well as providing a little hold without product build-up and it doesn’t make the hair feel greasy or leave hands feeling greasy after applying – I did find the oil to be a little sticky on my hands afterwards although my hair didn’t feel sticky at all. The No Oil Oil is recommended for those with fine to medium hair of any length that is limp and flat hair that lacks volume and there is also a No Oil Oil especially for thick hair too. I love how the No Oil Oil tames flyaway hairs and it also added a lovely shine to my hair, made it feel soft, smooth and sleek and it smells very nice too.

I didn’t see much difference in volume – just the tiniest amount of lift at my roots but my hair is quite thick so maybe the No Oil Oil for thick hair would be better for me. This is not my favourite hair oil and it’s not the best volumising hair product that I have used so I won’t repurchase and to be honest I don’t think it is worth the £14 for the full size 60 ml bottle – I have other hair oils and volumising products which cost less and work better but I do like how it made my dull hair shinier and it was great for taming flyaway hairs.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product in my BIRCHBOX subscription box which I pay for with my own money.

WHERE TO BUYYou can get some No Oil Oil for fine hair HERE on the Percy & Reed website. It is £14 for 60ml and also £14 for the No Oil Oil for thick hair HERE. If you enter your email address on the subscribe pop up you will get 15% off.

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Birchbox: November 2017 – VOGUE – Plus Spoiler For The December Box

Hi girls, I’m a bit late posting about my November Birchbox this month as I have been super busy so I thought I’d get this post up before November ends. Birchbox has collaborated with Vogue Magazine in this months box to bring us a bundle of the best beauty products from the Vogue 100 Beauty Hall Of Fame. Included in every box is a mini Benefit Hoola Bronzer as well as a Birchbox makeup brush cleaner. Us Birchboxers got the chance to choose our own box design this month and I went with the one below because it looked more classic Vogue than the other. I’m very happy with this months box and I’m excited to see whats in store for our December/Christmas box.


Birchbox UK November 2017

Products In Box: 5
Monthly Subscription Cost: £10 (plus £2.95 postage)
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Benefit – Hoola Bronzer | RRP £24.50*

I have been soooo excited about this product as I had never tried the Benefit Hoola Bronzer before although it has been on my wish list for ages now so I was very happy that I got a mini sample in my box which has given me the chance to try it before I purchase the full size. So far I’m loving it and I have used it everyday since my box arrived and I love the subtle, matte natural glow it gives my skin and it doesn’t shimmer, sparkle or shine. I will 100% be buying the full size but there is a good amount of product in the sample too so it might be a while yet before I’ll need to repurchase.


Percy & Reed – Smooth & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil| RRP £14*

This oil comes in a small 30ml bottle with a dispenser and it is enriched with strengthening ProVitamin B5 and violet extract to nourish dry hair, tame unruly strands, protect from heat styling and gives hair a little volumising lift. I’ve never used anything from Percy & Reed before and it’s always good to try new brands so I’ll certainly be giving this a go.


Klorane – Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk | RRP £8*

This gentle dry shampoo is enriched with oat milk and gently absorbs excess oil while softening unruly strands, it also adds a little texture to the hair to prevent it looking flat and limp during washes. It smells lovely too. I’ll give it a proper go in the next few weeks and pop a full review up when I’ve done so.


Nuxe – Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Number 4  | RRP from £17*

This multi-purpose oil from Nuxe is a versatile oil and can be used on the face, body and hair. It has a blend of six essential oils to deeply hydrate and it smells lovely too. It has been on my wishlist for ages so I was over the moon when I received a 10 ml sample in my box. I have a few products from Nuxe already and I do like them so I hope I’ll like this oil just as much as the other products I have. So far, I have only used it once or twice as I’m testing another oil out at the moment but I’ll give it a good go in the next few weeks and put a review up for it.


Birchbox – Brush Cleaner | RRP £5*

Not really keen on the brush cleaner this month as I own quite a few already so it probably won’t get used – I will have to find somebody to give it to. It is a great tool for those who don’t own a brush cleaner already as it helps to keep brushes clean and in tip top shape and the grooves allow your brushes to be deeply cleansed which prevents bacteria buildup which causes spots, infection and blackheads.


*RRPs correspond to full-size products in the Birchbox shop.


In December us Birchboxers will be able to choose our own FULL SIZE festive lip product. We can choose a classic party red from LOC or a nice natural lip balm from PIXI. I’m undecided yet on which one I will choose.

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DIY Craft Project: Up-Cycled Birchbox Drawers

Girls are you like me and have tons of Birchbox draws lying around and you don’t know what to do with them? Then why not get crafty & creative and turn them into beautiful little storage drawers to keep your bits & bobs inside. I was feeling creative yesterday so I gathered a few of my Birchbox draws and made this gorgeous little stacked drawer box:

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What You Will Need:

If you want to create this look you will need some white paint, a small paintbrush, some wooden hearts, a ‘love’ sign, some diamante flowers, a glue gun and glue.

How I Made It:

I painted each draw with a white matte paint and waited for them to dry and gave them another coat. Once they were dry I got out my glue gun and put the glue over the bottom of each box and glued them all together.

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I then glued some gorgeous, flower diamantes which have pearls in the centre of the flower to each draw just underneath the finger holes. I did add floral buttons before the diamantes but I changed my mind when I found the diamantes. I then painted some gorgeous wooden hearts which I got here from Amazon and glued them down onto both corners of the box. I also had this gorgeous little glittery ‘love’ sign which I got from Home Bargains for 29p and I glued that on top of the box too just behind the wooden hearts.


This stacked drawer box was super easy to make and although my Birchbox box designs were pretty enough as they were – they just didn’t match in with my bedroom decor so I wanted them to ‘go’ with my colour scheme which is just a simple black and white. The drawer box is now sitting on my dressing room table, looking amazing and gorgeous. You wouldn’t even guess the draws were made from cardboard – they look like wooden to me.

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I had so much fun making this and it has made my life so much easier by storing my fave beauty products inside the draws, so I now know where everything is. I will definitely be up-cycling my other boxes as they arrive!

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Birchbox: October 2017 – Feeling Good / CoppaFeel! Plus Spoiler For The November Box

Birchbox has collaborated with CoppaFeel! in this months Feeling Good box. CoppaFeel! is an amazing charity who are on a mission to stamp out late detection of breast cancer so everyone will receive the Anatomicals – Grab Your Melons Shower Gel plus a CoppaFeel! Shower Hijack sticker so you know what signs and symptoms to look for / feel for, while checking your boobs in the shower.

This October, the Birchbox theme is all about Feeling Good – so the products in this months box will help us to do just that. Everyone will receive a gorgeous ModelCo treat plus there’s a Balance Me – Pure Skin Face Wash in every box too.


Birchbox UK October 2017

Products In Box: 5
Monthly Subscription Cost: £10 (plus £2.95 postage)
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(Full Size) Anatomicals – Grab Your Melons Shower Gel | RRP £1.50*

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Anatomicals, so I’m excited about trying this shower gel. I absolutely love the name of it, ha and I think it’s a fantastic little product at only £1.50 for the full size 50 ml tube. The packaging is fab –  bright and zesty and the gel itself is clear with a slight melon fragrance. I can’t wait to use it in the shower later! I never check my boobs when I’m in the shower but I’m definitely going to start. I think because I’m young, breast cancer will never happen to me but it can seriously happen to anyone, young & old, male or female. So, yeah, I will make sure I CoppaFeel! of my melons tonight.


The shower gel does contain SLS ingredients and artificial fragrance so I’m just letting you guys know, in case you are trying to avoid these ingredients.

For more information about the CoppaFeel! charity –  visit

ModelCo – Contour Stick | RRP £8*

The ModelCo Contour Stick has a creamy formula and lightweight texture. It comes in a bright pink packaging and has a clear plastic lid. I’ve given it a little try and so far I’m loving it. I love creamy contour sticks so this will definitely be getting used. It does wear down quite quickly so I don’t think it is long-lasting but it blends well and has a gorgeous, sweet scent which smells amazing.


Balance Me – Pure Skin Face Wash | RRP £16*

The Pure Skin Face Wash is 99% natural facial cleanser. It contains spruce knot extracts which help to decongest the skin. It also contains grapefruit and frankincense which will soothe the skin and re-balance your complexion.The face wash is a white non-drip lotion and it smells amazing. I can definitely smell frankincense. I love my facial cleansers and actually prefer washes to oils and creams so this will definitely get used. It is free from parabens, dea, mineral oils, sulphates, pegs, petroleum, silicones, microbeads and artificial colourants and fragrances. I love how it’s an almost !00% natural skincare product so its bound to be gentle and kind on my sensitive skin. I’m unsure what the other 1% is though but I will find out and post a review in a couple of days.


Number 4 – Super Comb Prep & Protect | RRP £26.25*

The Super Comb Prep & Protect spray is a multi-purpose hair spray which will help to care and protect by strengthening, de-tangling, de-frizzing and nourishing the hair.. It provides colour protection and UV protection and is also vegan-friendly, paraben-free and sulphate-free too. I’m so excited about this prep & protect spray from Number 4. I already have their Restore & Repair Oil which is my holy grail hair product so I can’t wait to use this and I hope it is as good as the oil. I’ll write a full review when I have given it a proper try.


Beaver Professional – Hydro Nutritive Moisturising Shampoo | RRP £11.50*

The Hydro Nutritive Moisturising Shampoo contains 18 different kinds of amino acids keratin and vitamins to repair damaged hair and prevent breakage. It works by gently opening and purifying hair cuticles and provides necessary nutrients to dry hair. It also claims to strengthen hair and make it healthier inside out. It is a white non-drip shampoo and it has a nice, pleasant scent. This is the first time I’ve had anything from Beaver Professional and I will give it a try. Although it does contain SLS ingredients and dimethicone so it may irritate my scalp psoriasis. I’ll write a full review when I have used it.


Also included in this months box was a CoppaFeel! reminder card, a CoppaFeel Hijack sticker, and a £10 off voucher to be used with any £50 purchase in the Birchbox shop.


*RRPs correspond to full-size products in the Birchbox shop.


Next month Birchbox will be collaborating with VOGUE! So we will receive a selection of beauty products that have been handpicked from the VOGUE 100 Beauty Hall of Fame which have been chosen by VOGUE beauty editors past and present. We also have the chance to choose our box design! Super excited I am!

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Birchbox: September 2017

 Last week I signed back up to Birchbox and I’ve been waiting patiently for my box to arrive. It turned up yesterday shortly after my Glossybox and I’m pretty pleased with the products in my box. When I signed up I was given the option to choose a box design out of two boxes but I was given the one I didn’t choose. Not that I’m bothered though. Ha.

Birchbox September 2017


Products In Box: 4 (1 missing) plus 2 free gifts.
Monthly Subscription Cost: £10 (plus £2.95 postage)
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Manna Kadar – Fantasy 3-in-1 Blush, Highlighter, Eyeshadow | RRP £15*

Sorry for the lame photograph, I still haven’t bought a new camera! This is the first time I have ever heard or owned a product from Manna Kadar. The Fantasy 3-in-1 Blush, Highlighter and Eyeshadow is a gorgeous shade, almost bronze. I swatched a little bit of it on the back of my hand and so far I absolutely love it. I haven’t used it on my face yet as I am having a lazy, make-up-free PJ day so I will post a full review when I get dolled up.


Polaar – IcyMagic Instant Eye Contour Energiser | RRP £22*

Okay, so I have been excited about this product from Polaar, it is the IcyMagic Instant Eye Contour Energiser which helps to eliminate puffiness, dark circles and stimulates eyelash growth and also contains Siberian ginseng. I tried this out before and although I’m happy with the results, I had the fright of my life when I was trying to lubricate the ‘ball’ by squeezing it a little – the metal ‘ball’ popped and nearly put a hole in my ceiling and cause me to have heart failure, ha ha. So, now it is ball-less and to be honest it’s actually easier to apply underneath my eyes as the ball felt ‘stuck’ and didn’t roll much when applied. Will post a full review soon.


Dr. PawPaw – Original Clear Balm | RRP £6.95*

This is my first product from Dr. Paw Paw and I have been wanting to try their products out for ages. This is a 10 ml tube of the multipurpose balm which is fragrance-free and cruelty free. It’s also a great healing balm which can be used literally anywhere on the lips, skin and hair. I’ve only used a little on my chapped lips so far and it has soothed them and made them soft again! I’ve yet to try it on my skin and hair! I would repurchase this again! I think it is £6.95 for the 25 ml.


Sand & Sky – Brilliant Skin, Purifying Pink Clay Mask | RRP £39.90*

Already used this Purifying Pink Clay Mask from Sand & Sky and I do really like it. It’s enriched with vitamin A and is also a cruelty-free product as well. In my box was a small 13g sample which is enough for about 2 maybe 3 face masks. I had a pamper sesh last night and used this mask with some cucumber on my eyes! Complete bliss! I would buy the full size but at £39.90, it is a bit out of my budget so I’m not sure if I’ll buy it again. I have added it to my wish-list though!


Benefit – They’re Real! Doube The Lip in Pink Thrills | RRP £16.50*

I would have loved this but unfortunately Birchbox forgot to put it into my box. I didn’t even realise it was missing until I read the ‘what’s in your box’ leaflet. Not to worry though, I have emailed Birchbox and I’m sure they’ll send me one out pretty soon.

Free Gifts:

Lord & Berry Mascara & Eyeliner Duo

When I signed back up to Birchbox, I was asked to enter my email address to receive a free promo code for a special treat. The code they give me was for this Lord & Berry – Mascara and Eyeliner Duo which I will definitely be using. I love Lord & Berry and own a couple of their products already. Will post a review soon.


*RRPS correspond to full size products.

Also included in this months box was a 15% discount code to use at I got some fab little stickers too which I’ve put on my laptop!


Girls, make sure you all head over to Birchbox’s Facebook page on FRIDAY 29th of SEPTEMBER for an exciting day of giveaways and exclusive treats. I know I’ll be there!

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Review: Lord & Berry Bronzer

Hey Sexies!

You guys may know I’m a Birchbox subscriber and today I love Birchbox a whole lot more than I ever did before. I got myself a freebie! Woohoo! After reviewing some of my monthly box goodies, I was allocated some points to spend in the Birchbox shop and I bought myself a lovely little bronzer from Lord & Berry in the shade ‘Sienna’. The bronzer is £19 to buy but I got mine for 200 Birchbox points, so basically I got mine free.



Most of you will know all about Lord & Berry, but for those who don’t they are an Italian based cosmetics company known as the eyes and lips specialists who make high-end beauty products loved by make-up geeks, MUA’s and beauty bloggers worldwide.


I love the bronzer because it matches my skin tone perfectly. I always find it difficult selecting the right shade of bronzer but I’ve done quite well picking the shade ‘Sienna’ which is perfect and not to dark for my skin tone. I’m the palest of pale, so I often rely on bronzers to give my Casper-like complexion a bit of faux glow and warmth but most bronzers that I have used in the past have always been too dark for my skin tone, too shimmery leaving my face looking like Edward Cullen in daylight, making my skin look absolutely mingin’ like I need a good wash or they can be too drying on my skin making me look older. This bronzer just gives me a lovely natural glow with a matte finish and it doesn’t look OTT, fake or leaving me resembling an Oompa Loompa like most do.

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No flash in daylight

What I especially love is the powder blends easily and it doesn’t settle into my fine lines or wrinkles which is great as bronzers and powders often make me look older than I am but this is just lovely, it looks subtle, very natural because it doesn’t contain any shimmer and it makes my pasty complexion look a hell of a lot more healthier. Overall I think this powder is an excellent all purpose bronzer and works well for tanning the skin as well as contouring – leaving my skin looking one hundred percent natural. It is a bit expensive compared to inexpensive drug store brands but it’s totally worth it.

Buy the Lord & Berry Bronzer for £19 here. There are various shades to choose from.

To sign up to Birchbox click here to use my referral link and get yourselves £5 off your first box. If you sign up don’t forget to review your monthly products on the website to receive some points to spend in the Birchbox Shop.

Much Love,

Katie xo

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Tried & Tested: Eve Lom Cleanser (Review)

One of the reasons I love beauty subscription boxes is discovering new brands and products for the first time and falling head over heels in love with them. I fell hard when I got this Cleanser  from Eve Lom in my October Birchbox and for the last couple of weeks, this multi-award winning cleanser balm has been an absolute diamond and it has fast become a favourite of mine. I have been using it twice daily and even though I was sent a small 30ml travel sized pot in my Birchbox, I’m actually surprised at how long this small tub has lasted. So. In two months I’ve used a 30ml tub so I’m guessing a 250ml tub will last around 6+ plus months so you would defo get your moneys worth.


How To Use.

Rub a bit of the balm into your face, rinse the muslin cloth under hot water and place over the face to help open pores, wipe away all traces of make-up, dirt and oil and exfoliate and then rinse the cloth again under cold water and wipe over the face. It is a gorgeous smelling balm, quite minty and herbal and it melts as soon as it touches the skin, gliding effortlessly across the face. You can use a muslin cloth to cleanse and exfoliate the skin but I also use some cotton wool pads when I’m in a rush.


I loved the fact that I seen results after the first use, no kidding! Plus my skin and complexion improved after each use and it has been looking very radiant lately. It has been almost two months and I have seen a huge difference to my skin tone, it looks more even in colour. I did have a bit of hyperpigmentation on my cheeks but the uneven patches are nowhere near as noticeable as beforehand and my skin looks and feels hydrated. This godsend of a cleanser is amazing at moistuising and nourishing the skin and my demon wrinkles and fine lines have also smoothed out so much, my frown line is not as deep-set as it was so hooray! (I hate getting older!)

This is the first product I have ever used from Eve Lom and I’m hooked on the brand already, I’m just gutted that the cleanser is a bit on the expensive side as are the other products. I have never paid more than £20 for a cleanser (my Glycolic Cleanser from InstaNatural). so it is a little out of my budget at £55 for a 50ml tub, £85 for a 200ml tub and £250 for a 450ml tub! Jesus! Mary! Joseph! I’ll have to rob a bank.


Would I buy again?

I don’t usually spend that much on a cleanser but hell yeah, I’ll be buying it again! I’d be a fool not to. You can get some here if you’d like to try it out yourselves. I’m pretty certain you guys will LOVE it! This is definitely a cleanser I’d recommend for all skin types and skin concerns and I would use this all year round for sure – rain, snow, wind, sun, it really is a multi purpose cleanser.

Has any of you used any other products from Eve Lom before? What’s your fave one?

Love Ya,

Kate x

Disclosure: I got this in one of my Birchboxes.

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Unboxing: Birchbox x Tatler (Shake Ya Tail Feather) – November 2016 (Plus £5 Off Discount Code) #BirchboxUK


Hey Hey…

My Birchbox arrived a few days ago so I’m a bit late posting because I’m a complete scatter-brain, ha.

I love the design of the box which has peacock feathers all over – absolutely gorgeous, the colours look fab and pretty. It’s another draw box too so maybe I will stack all my draws together and make a huge storage case out of them. This Month Birchbox have collaborated with magazine Tatler and everybody will receive two make up products this month. Woo-hoo!


Here’s what was in my box.


Wet Brush® Midi Wet Brush – RRP: £8.99*


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer – RRP: £15*


bbrowbar Eyebrow Pencil –  Indian Chocolate (Bbrowbar) – RRP £13*



NUXE Crème Prodigieuse® – Normal to Combination SkiN – RRP: £21.00*


Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle – RRP: £18.50*



*All RRPs correspond to full sized products at Birchbox*


I did like everything I received. I loved the BBrowbar in Indian Chocolate, it is probably my fave from this months box and I actually like it better than my goof proof brow bar from Benefit which I have been using the last few weeks. It is a good match for my brows and the nib is quite hard and will require sharpening less so I reckon this will last me a while, I love it and have used it everyday since I received it… The leave-in conditioner spray smells amazing – it literally smells like heaven and makes hair fell soft to touch, I just adore how it smells. I love the Wet Brush too, I hate brushing wet hair because my hair is quite delicate at the moment after using loads of blonde hair dyes but this combs through my hair gently, easily detangling any tats and nots and I like it. Pleased with the travel sized moisturiser from Nuxe too although I wouldn’t say I was the biggest Nuxe fan but I do like this moisturiser, its thick, creamy and makes my skin look moisturised and hydrated. I can’t wait to give the lip tar primer from OCC a whirl – I’ve not yet tried it out but I like the idea of it as one of my pet hates is lipstick that fades or is transferable. So I’m sure that will come in handy and I have a feeling I will like it a lot.

If you would like to subscribe to Birchbox click here to subscribe through my referral link and you will receive £5 off your first box. Youre very  welcome


Katie x

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Review: Lalabox (Polaroid Prints In A Box) From Lalalab (Plus £5 Discount Code)

Hey girlies,

If you read my September Birchbox post, you will have seen that I received a fabulous little gift inside my box. It was a money-off code for the photo app website Lalalab (formerly known as Polagram) to receive a cute little photo box with 36, 10×12 polaroid prints of my choice inside. The Lalabox is priced at 15.90 euros (£13.70) but thanks to Birchbox all of their subscribers had the chance to get a box completely free, well excluding £2.99 p&p. The code was ‘BIRCHBOXUK’ and it was apparently valid up until 31st of October 2016 but I have just checked and the code is still working. So be quick if you’re gonna order – before they realise, haha. They deliver to 75 countries, worldwide.

My Lalabox:


My little cutie…



Delivery was pretty shite to be fair, I waited ten whole days after ordering before my box was delivered so I think I would love Lalalab even more if delivery was quicker: I’m impatient!

Included in my box was a little scratch card with a code for a free gift. Only thing is I have a windows phone and a windows laptop and the code must be entered onto the app and not the website and yep, the app is only available to download on apple, google or android devices, so missed out there, hey. I also got some origami too but I’m still trying to put it together, ha.

Next time I order I will adjust my photo’s so the whole picture is shown and visible on the upload page as one or two of my pics were all bodies and no heads, so keep this in mind when uploading your pics, what you see is what will be printed! You can also add words to each picture or choose to leave them blank and change the colour of the polaroid… I stuck with white!

Apart from the long delivery wait, I love everything about Lalalab – The prints are excellent quality and the box is so cute and unique. A Lalabox would make a perfect gift, and I would be thrilled to receive a little box as a gift. Lalalab also do lots of other things to such as fridge magnets, calendar’s, canvases and I’ve got my eye on a framed poster for next time. I will definitely be ordering again!



Use code:  ‘PGV2E9ZZ’ for a £5 discount to spend towards whatever you like. Just copy and paste it.


Katie x

Beauty, Beauty Reviews, Birchbox, Subscription Boxes

Woohoo! My Birchbox Has Arrived – October 2016 (#BirchboxUK)

Hey hey….

Okay girls, so this is my second subscription box from Birchbox after signing up about two weeks ago. This months box has an astrological theme with four glow in the dark boxes based on the astrological elements of Earth, Fire Air and Water. The stars on the boxes literally glow in the dark. So pretty. I’m an Aquarius born in February so I have the ‘Air’ themed box which includes a full size make-up product and some good-sized samples.


So what was in my beauty box this month?


Lord & Berry Lip Crayon In Intimacy | RRP £12* (FULL-SIZE)


Eve Lom Cleanser + Cloth | RRP from £40*


Doux Me Pure Spring Mist | RRP £16*


NKD Skin Pre-Shower Tan or Daily Moisturiser | RRP from £10*


Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil | RRP 18*


The Hero Project Glow Drops | RRP £21*


*RRPs correspond to full size items at


Overall I’m happy with this months box although I was a tad disappointed about not receiving the pillow spray. I really wanted that spray – I’m an insomniac ha ha. Everything else I’m pleased about, especially my full size Lord & Berry Lip Crayon because I absolutely love it, I love the colour and I was so glad when I opened my box and seen it chilling there because I had my fingers crossed for it. So, woo-hoo. I’m also excited to try out my Eve Lom Cleanser + Cloth as well as the NKD tan which will be getting some love tonight. Those three are my favourites from this months box.


I’ll be reviewing each product individually in the coming weeks so keep an eye on my posts to find out what I thought about the goodies in my October box.


Oh and not forgetting the giveaway! This month Birchbox are running a little competition for the chance to win your very own custom horoscope book by Susan Miller plus a bundle of beauty products worth over £200. Competition ends midnight, 31st October 2016 and the winner must be a subscriber. Simply snap a pic of your October box and tag @BirchboxUK in the caption plus #BirchboxUK or #BirchboxIRE if you’re in Ireland. Good Luck girls!

To sign up to Birchbox for just £10 a month plus p&p, click here to use my referral link and receive £5 worth of points to spend on whatever you like.

What did you guys get in your box?

Much love…

Katie x


Beauty, Birchbox, Subscription Boxes

I’m A Birchbox Newbie | September 2016 Birchbox Plus a FREE Bonus Box(#BirchboxUK)

Hi Girls,

It’s been a while since I cancelled my Glossybox subscription and I have been trying to decide which beauty subscription box I should try next and last week I subscribed to my first ever Birchbox.

I saw tha Birchbox were running a two-for-one promotion on their Facebook page so I thought I would take advantage of the freebie box and sign myself up! First time subscribers were gifted a FREE BONUS BOX when entering the promo code ‘BONUSBOX‘ at the checkout.


I’m not one to refuse a bargain and I’m happy that I got myself two boxes for the price of one and a load of fab stuff for just £10, I really can’t complain! I signed up just in time for the September box and my free box was the Millie Macintosh inspired box which I believe was the July box.


Not bad for a tenner, eh!

What was in my September Box


ModelCo® Highlighting Trio | RRP £17*


Batiste Stylist Oomph My Locks XXL Volume Spray | £4.29*


Whish Three Whishes Almond Body Butter | RRP £15.60*


NUXE Prodigieux® Shower Oil | RRP £10.00*


Bioderma Hydrabio H2O | RRP £10.50*


RRPs correspond to full-size items at


Oh I love the highlighting trio, it is an absolute dream pot. I’ve literally used it every day since my Birchbox arrived. I was given two options to choose for my full-sized product, either the Highlighting Trio or the Creme Blush but I had to choose the Highlighting Trio because it looked amazing and I have seen some good reviews on this. It can be used as a highlight, a blush and an eye shimmer and I just love it! I love the Volume Spray from Batiste too, it’s a first time using this and I like it a lot, it really does give volume to the roots, it worked instantly and it makes my hair smell absolutely lush so I will be using this again and I will possibly buy the full size bottle! The Nuxe shower oil is not a favourite of mine to be honest as I have other shower oils I like better, but it is a nice treat and it leaves skin smelling divine but I doubt I’ll be buying the full size product. I’m happy with my first box it’s just I’m a little gutted that I didn’t receive the Laura Mercier Primer like some others have but oh well!

There was also a gift offer in my September box for a FREE LALABOX worth £12.69. You can choose 36 of your fave snaps to receive inside a gorg gift box all you have to pay after entering the promo code is £2.99 – so I am just about to order mine now! The offer is valid until 31st October 2016 so even if you ain’t a Birchbox subscriber, enter BIRCHBOXUK at checkout and Bob’s your uncle – you got yourself a free box!


My free Never Ending Summer Millie Macintosh box:


A cute little Birchbox makeup bag


LOC x Millie Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil in Bohemian Rose | RRP £9*


Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream | RRP £17*


Nails Inc in St Anne’s Lane | RRP £15*


ThermaLiv Micellaire Lotion | RRP £12.90*


John Frieda Anti-Frizz Primer | RRP £9.99*


RRPs correspond to full-size items at


Pleased with my free box, I really can’t complain! I love the little drawstring make-up bag… the material is not the best quality but it will come in handy and I will defo use it. I really like this lip gloss too, it’s such a pretty colour. I’m not one who usually likes fragranced lotions and creams because they can irritate my psoriasis but the Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream is something else, it smells absolutely amazing and I’ve become addicted to applying it constantly because I love how it smells!The Nails Inc polish is a gorgeous nude mini nail polish, it’s very pretty and I have actually got the full size but this will come in handy if I ever run out or for travelling. Now my fave product from my free box has to be John Frieda’s Anti Frizz Primer. I absolutely love this, it smells like absolute gorgeousness and it has given my damaged and frizzy hair a little bit of TLC, making my wavy hair feel very soft to touch, I love it.

I will be reviewing a couple over the next few days so keep a look out for my posts! I will definitely continue to subscribe to Birchbox, I’m happy with both of the boxes I received and I have just recieved my October box like an hour ago so today is a very good day indeed!

If you’d like to subscribe to Birchbox – click here to use my referral link and get yourself £5 worth of points to spend.


Katie x