August GlossyBox Review


Hello there! So I wanted to do an apology post because I’ve not been able to post in FOREVER! But I figured I would just keep it short and sweet and put it at the start of this GlossyBox Post.

Sometimes, no matter how much you try to dedicate yourself to your blog and your readers something in your life will get in the way. This is exactly what happened for me. The last blog post from myself was about a Job Promotion, well that went very wrong for me. I enjoy my job and I try to work my hardest all the time but sometimes things just get a little much and on this occasion it took its toll on my skin.

I suffer from eczema, I have done since birth but I have it under control, most of the time. This time though, stress took over and I ended up in a look of pain and the eczema targeted my hands and feet. For a very long time I was completely unable to walk. I demoted myself at work to try to help with my stress levels and I have been off work since MAY!

I thought about posting whilst I was off but I really had nothing to post about because I was in bed unable to move day in and day out.

BUT IM BACK!! and I don’t plan on going anywhere

So to start this blog back off I am going to give you and an August GlossyBox Mini Review…ish.


For some unknown reason my August GlossyBox turned up on the 2nd September so this is a bit of a late review but never the less. So this month we were back to the classic pink box which I love! I keep al of my boxes under my bed, some I use for storage and others are empty but I also use them to put odd-shaped gifts in to make them easier to wrap.


When I opened this box I was super excited to see two of the brands that I love, SASS and NAOBAY. There was also a product from a brand called MeMeMe which I haven’t got on with before and two new brands for me to try.

I though I would try the new products first as I kind of has an idea about the others already. So fist up is the Artist colour powder blush in the shade 108. This product was voted into the box by GlossyBox customers. It is a Blush/Bronzer hybrid from the Swedish brand Emite.

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I personally don’t like the colour. I am very pale and it is just too dark for me. That being said, the pigmentation is incredible and you don’t need a lot of product at all! This product is fantastic if you have a darker skin tone and it is perfect for contouring too. But because of the colour I had to pass this one on. (The photo is a little more red then the product, I tried to get it as true to colour as possible.)

Full size : £20.59

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The next product for me to try is a lash primer from the US brand Manna Kadar. The Glossybox description card says that it leaves your lashes ‘conditioned and voluminous’. Well, it doesn’t! I am not impressed with this product at all! I used it every night for a week and all it done was add a layer of product that was thick and dried very crusty on my eye lashes. I found that it was uncomfortable and I was constantly aware that it was on my lashes. It also says that it can be used under mascara for an ‘enhanced final effect’. I didn’t like it under mascara either, it made my mascara clump up. So over all I wasn’t impressed.

Full size: £14.55 

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Next I moved on the brand i didn’t get on with MeMeMe. This time I was trying a Lip glide in Playful Peach and it was PEACH!  The product is a matte-velvet chubby lip crayon and it has changed my mind on MeMeMe completely! I LOVE this product so much. It is super easy to apply and is so hydrating, the colour is very pigmented and lasts nearly all day. (I did have to touch up after food as normal.) This colour is super cute, I just wish GlossyBox had given it to us at the start of summer as it is the perfect summer shade! I will defiantly be purchasing more shades! Oh and one more thing, it’s such a great size that fits into your bag.

Full size: £6.95

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Moving on to the SASS Purifying Cleanser. This is an intimate wash that works as a probiotic to balance your skins PH levels. You use two pumps in the shower and rinsed with warm fresh water. I already use the Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate which came in the May 2015 GlossyBox and I love it. So I was excited to use this wash. I have been using the Femfresh wash and it has been doing the job but the SASS Purifying Cleanser is out of this world. It is so gentle and soothing, there was no dryness after. It’s just such an amazing fresh product. I will be purchasing both the wash and concentrate again!


Full size: £7 (BARGAIN!)

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Now for the final (and best) product in this box, the NAOBAY Calming Face Toner which is a Spanish 4 in 1 product. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! Lets start with the packaging, it is matte white with a wooden screw lid, so simple but so beautiful. It would look great on your vanity or on you bathroom shelf. I already have the Moisturising Peeling which gets rid of any artificial skin cells and daily impurities and now I have the Calming Face Toner to work along side it. You apply a few drops to a cotton pad and dab/softly wipe your face and it effectively removes traces of make up and impurities from the skin, cleanses, tones and soothe the skin with Chamomile and Asian Cantella.

I would love to repurchase this product but I’m not sure where from, if you know where I can purchase please leave me a comment.

No animal testing

Full size: £10.65

*This blog isn’t sponsored all opinions are my own

**All brands are linked

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OPI Hawaii


This spring, OPI is celebrating the island state with a nail polish collection as colorful as the tropical paradise it represents. The twelve nail polish colours of OPI Hawaii include a variety of finishes and a rainbow of hues.

OPI nail polish is 3-free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP) though it’s been brought to my attention that some colours contain Formaldehyde Resin, but not all. I was only allowed one sample and it didn’t come with an allergen label so I’m not sure which polishes contain Formaldehyde Resin, but it is okay for you to check the table in store.

OPI have always been creative with nail polish names and these names are no different, with names like, Pineapples have feelings too!, Suzi Shops & Island Hops and my favourite colour Thats Hula-rious!


Thats Hula-rious! is the colour that I chose to test and this was the result,

OPI-Hawaii-event-mani-3It’s a beautiful solid mint shade and it makes everything feel a little bit more like summer.

Price – £11.95

Available now!


Instagram Favorites

I follow a lot of Instagram accounts, some friends, some readers, but mostly beauty blogs. Everyday I see incredible make up skills and beautiful colours on my feed. I figured I would share some with you.

So, from this point onwards every Friday I will making a blog post on my Top 6 make up looks for that week. I will also link each look to the owners profile so you could have a look at their other looks and even try them for yourself.


1 –  lora_arellano

2 – pal_foxxia

3 – alisakissooo

4 – doedeere

5 – xariamonroe

6 – limecrimemakeup (can also be found on doedeere’s profile)

Find my Instagram here


I ordered a GlossyBox


This is just a quick post to let you all know that I made the decision to subscribe to Glossybox. Sorry if I’m a little late on band wagon. For the readers who don’t know what a Glossybox is I will explain.

Glossybox is a company that you  can subscribe to on different plans. I chose the pay monthly subscription, which you pay for before you receive your box as that is best for me. It works out a little more expensive but I’m no good with bills so being able to pay for that month there and then works for me.

Inside the box will be 5 beauty items for you to try. They will select these items based on the information you give them when you sign up. The fact that you get to try out 5 different beauty items every month is pretty damn good for £10. Obviously you have to keep in mind when starting a subscription that there may be some products that you have already used or even some that you don’t really like, This is the kind of risk that you have to take. If I don’t like the idea of something or if I already have given it a go I was considering doing a little giveaway. What do you guys think on that?

The website said that my box will be with me within 4 working days, which to be fair is pretty quick considering I’ve only just told them the beauty products I normal go for and the fact they haven’t even packed the box yet.

Glossybox isn’t the only company to do this, there are loads if you have a look around. I picked this one because, to me, it seemed the best. I will link Glossy box and some other companies that also do beauty subscriptions below.


Below are the links to some Beaty Box sites. Enjoy! 



Love Lula Beauty Box

Feel Unique

Latest in Beauty


Liebster Award


I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award, I haven’t been blogging for very long and I’m not 100% sure what it is but I figured I would get involved any way!
So a  thank you to Beauty, Brains and Food for the nomination, go give this chick a follow!

The rules are:
Thank and link the person who nominated you
Answer the questions given by the nominator
Nominate 11 other bloggers (who have less than 200 followers) and link them
Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer
Notify all nominees via social media/blogs

My questions from Beauty, Brains and Food are:-
1) What is your favourite beauty product and why?

I am obsessed with EOS products. I purchased the summer fruits EOS lip balm early 2014 and loved it so much. It was so moisturising and there was a lot of product inside. Its eat to apply as you don’t have to use fingers to apply and it’s not in a twist up package where you end up digging out the last bits.

When I found out that they ask had a hand lotion I went on a crazy hunt to find one. You get a lot of a fantastic product for your money.

There are other EOS products but these two are my absolute favourites! They have a very wide range of delicious scents too!

Click here to visit their site!


2) If you could be any place in the world where would you be?

To be completely honest I am in the place I would want to be. I live just on the outskirts of London, in a little town called Upminster. Theres not loads going on here but there is enough, and just a short train journey and I can be in central London.

I like being in England, I even like the cold weather we have. My view on it is if I lived on a hot county then I wouldn’t know where to visit on holidays and I get to have little get aways in the UK countryside. Which suits me.

3) Whats your favourite food and why?

Salmon. With anything. I could eat Salmon all day every day. I don’t know why if I’m completely honest.

4) Whats your favourite TV programme?AA_orphanblack_thumbnail_s2_02_web_Fotor

See this changes all the time. I really enjoy fantasy shows but I also like shows which are drug based, (even though I don’t take any drugs), I just enjoy watching people s concept on drugs and how people are on them.

My current favourite show is Orphan Black which I recommend to anyone!

5) If you could have a superpower what would it be?

Ah this question doesn’t seem like a difficult one but it really is. like, I have two which i have whittled it down to.

The first being teleportation, being able to teleport myself to another place, within reason. So I wouldn’t tele port myself to different time but just different places as and when I wished.

The second is to be able to read people’s minds. This way you can tell what their motives are. The only problem with this superpower is that you might not want to know if someone is bad because you like them.

I think I would have to do with teleportation

6) What scares you the most?

I have a major fear of the unknown. I know it’s a weird one but I can’t explain it.

7) Do you have a favourite film? If so what is it?

My favourite film of all time is a Disney film that was released in 1963 called Summer Magic. It’s not an animated Disney. Starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire, Su4533487_l4mmer Magic is story about a Boston widow and her children taking up residence in a small town in Maine.

Okay, so it doesn’t sounds that good but I just love their dresses and the songs and how etiquette the ladies are.

It’s not for everyone but maybe give it a watch and leave a comment on your thoughts?

8) If your house was on fire what would be the first thing you would save?layla_Fotor

I had this conversation with my Boyfriend the other day as it goes. This might sound mad to some people but  I could save my cat. I would not leave that house until I found my little fur ball.

Let me tell you a little about my cat, she is the dumbest animal you will ever meet in your whole existence. Her of farts scare her. She is such a wimp and hides from everyone that isn’t family. Wont adventure further than the garden. I love her so much, cat lovers will understand my choice here.

My family are pretty smart and can get themselves out safely I’m sure and the rest of my stuff can be pretty much replaced.

9) What do you enjoy most about writing a blog?

I enjoy writing full stop but what I like about blogs is that I can write my views and opinions on here and other people can  come and read what they want when they want, nothing is being forced on them.

Its nice getting comments back from visitors to my blog sharing their views on products that I have reviewed too.

10) Whats your favourite memory?

It’s a really simple thing but when my sister and I were younger every Sunday morning we would help my mum thoroughly clean my house and then around mid day my dad would take us both ice skating whilst my mum prepared and cooked dinner. Then we would go home and all eat together and finished the evening by snuggling up and watching movies together on the sofa.

It doesn’t sound like a majorly fun thing to do but it was just the family time like that which I really enjoyed. As we have got older we have all started to work different shift and we hardly see each other anymore, let alone spend a whole Sunday together.

Now I would like to nominate :

1) Olivia’s Teen Beauty Blog

2) CherryBossom15

3) Gossips and Fashion

4) Notorious Beauty Blog

5) Mel’s Thinking Corner

I have only done 5 because I can’t seemed to find people who have less than 200 followers that haven’t already been nominated.

These are my questions for you:

1) What is something about you that not wouldn’t be expected?

2) who is your favourite band/artist and what song?

3) What were your job aspirations as a child?

4) Cold or hot drinks?

5) Whats in your handbag?

6) If you were stranded on an island what would you take with you (only one item)?

7) Snog, marry avoid? Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner

8) Any beauty secrets?

9) Favorite place and why?

10) Favorite flavour ice cream?

Enjoy Sweeties!

Elle x