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Monday, February 27

Look Incredible Deluxe Box February 2017

Hey Guys,

This is now the box I get the most excited about.
Not only do you get designer make up.
A lot of the box is make up products.
I adore this box so much.
If I had to choose between this and my other two I'd rather pay for this.
This is the look incredible deluxe beauty box.
It retails for £35. They have a smaller box that is £18.
No matter what you get amazing products.


I love the packaging.
I always reuse the ribbon.
I love that its box sleek and elegant.




The first item is a Lottie Tomlinson collaboration with nails in.
If you do not know who lottie is she is a make up artist and the sister of one directions Louis Tomlinson.
This is in the shade Babes (lip colour) and mint (nail polish)
This retails £15.
I wore the liquid lipstick yesterday and it was so comfortable.
This is the perfect nudey pink for me.
It is long wearing, I only touched it up once after I had eaten.
I just love this sort of shade.
I currently have gel nails but after they are gone I will try the polish out.




The next item is the studio 10 I-lift longwear liner.
I got mine in mocca.
It is a double ended liner.
I used the brighter side yesterday and it is so creamy.
They are extremely pigmented.
I wore this in my waterline and it wore quite well.
This retails for £22





This item I was most shocked to see in this beauty box.
This is the Burberry sheer eyeshadow.
This retails for £15.
This is such a beautiful purple colour.
I have green eyes so this is going to compliment them completely.
I love that it came with a little pouch.
It is such a luxe product and I'm glad I now own it.
I have never owned a product from this brand.
I got the shade 24 Mulberry.



The next item is the Laura Geller Spackle super charged primer.
I have heard a lot about Laura Geller but never tried anything.
This primer made my foundation last most of the day.
It did not help with my oil control.
It is very smooth and lovely.
It retails for £25



The final item is another high end brand.
This is the Nars velvet pencil.
I have owned a few mini lip pencils from kits.
This is such a pretty nude,
It is more of a peachy nude than a pinky nude.
This retails for £20.
I got the shade hopi.
I have been wearing it nonstop. 
They are so nice to wear.
They are super hydrating.
They are not long wearing.
The packaging is luxe.


This box overall was £105!!!
For £35 it is definitely worth it.
I was so happy with this months box and cannot wait for next months.
What is your favourite subscription box?


xoxo

Alex 

Friday, February 24

Birchbox February 2017

Hey guys,

Another unboxing.
These are going to be up for a while because I got three of them at once.
Next week we will go back to normal with all different types of posts.


Yet again another beautiful box.
The subscription boxes are doing amazingly this year.
I love that I got to chose which style I wanted.


Yet again another slightly thrown in there box.


The first item is the beaver professional conditioning spray.
My hair is dry at the moment.
I cannot wait to use it.
It retails for £21



The next item is a cute little trio.
I love that this is such a neutral trio.
It is perfect for travel.
They are so buttery.
Bright up your life trio in champagne.
full palette £15.50


Look at that pigmentation.
I love the shimmers.
They are such subtle shades as well.


The next item is the Spectrum c06 eye contour brush.
This is from the marbelous collection.
I love getting brushes in subscription boxes.
Spectrum is such a good quality brand.
It is inexpensive and make stunning brushes.
This brush retails £5.99

The next item broke me out.
This is the Sebamed clear face gel.
It has some clearing properties.
Unfortunately my skin was like nope not okay.
I will have to pass this on to someone else.
a full size retails for £5.69


Keeome hydration mask therapy.
The final item I am going to give to Jamie.
I have quite oily skin while his skin is so dry.
I'm obsessed with Face masks.
Sheet masks are my fave.
I now have a little collection of them.
pack of 6 £29

There is going to be so many posts coming your way!
I'm hoping you enjoy them!
Love you!

xoxo
Alex 

Thursday, February 23

GlossyBox February 2017

Hey guys,

I know, I know I'm very late with this post.
This is because when they got delivered while I was away at Jamie's for my birthday week.
However I will always post my subscription box unboxings just because I know some people love to see what came in the boxes.





Lets just appreciate the packaging.
Like normally the outside is all black with the glossybox logo on it.
This month everything was baby pink, black and white.
I loved the box and its so cute how they do themes.


When I opened the box I wasn't too impressed how it came it was like it was shoved in there.

The first item I pulled out was the noir eternae youth potion face scrub.
My skin is being ultra sensitive at the present moment.
I want to try this out when it has calmed down a bit.
Its supposed to be a mask scrub so its intriguing.
We got a 30ml full size
A full size is £26, I do not believe this teeny size is worth this.


The next item is a one time use item.
This is the garnier ultimate blends hair mask in honey.
This is supposed to be a strength restorer.
I will try this out soon because my hair needs everything.
The full size of this is £4.49


The next item is a full sized perfume.
You read right a full sized perfume.
I enjoy this perfume.
It is very rose scented but it is nice and light too.
This retails for £20.


The next item I love.
This is a nudey pink nail polish from Ciate.
This colour is iced frappe.
I love ciate nail polishes.
I even got the calendar for christmas.
This retails for £9.



The final item is from a brand that comes up a lot in glossybox.
This is the MeMeME. 
this is a liquid highlighter.
This may be too golden for my light skin.
This is in the shade oyster gold.
It retails for £7.25.


I like some products in this box not all.
Wish we'd stop getting repeat brands.
Love that there was a decent sized perfume.
For £10 you get a lot especially this month.
Until next month Glossybox.


xoxo
Alex 

Monday, February 20

Barry M Lip Kit Review

Hey Guys,

About a week ago I was in Superdrug because I had seen that Barry m was going to bring out some lip kits. Being a liquid lipstick fan I had to grab these up the minute I knew about them. I was glad I could get all three colours because it meant I could check each one and make sure I had a complete collection of the limited edition lipkits.




R-L Pose, Runway, Go to.

T-B: Pose, Runway, Go To.


Each lip kit came in a little box. 
They both come with a liquid lipstick and a lippencil.
The lip pencils are creamy and pigmented.


I was surprised at how nude pose was compared to the packaging.
It looks more nudey pink but with the lipliner it is more pink.
Go to is a gorgeous nude and for someone so pale like me it actually suits me.
Runway is my favourite one.
This is the perfect pink for me.
I wore runway and barely needed a touch up.
They are slightly drying but that is sorted with a lip balm.

This has been one of my go to liquid lipsticks in a while.
I love that these are lipkits and only £6.99.
They are really inexpensive and beautiful.
 I will be trying just the liquid lipsticks that they do.
They have a beautiful berry shade that I need.

I need to stop buying limited edition items I am drawn to the fact they are limited edition.



xoxo

Alex



Wednesday, February 15

Smashbox Covershot Review

Hey Guys,

Something you can learn about me. I am both a lipstick hoarder and an eye shadow junkie.
Whenever there is a new palette and it screams my name I probably own it.
This set of palettes however I bought because who it is a collaboration with one of my favourite actors ever Shay Mitchell. She is an actor from Pretty Little Liars.
There are seven palettes in the collection, I now own five of them the other two may eventually sneak their way into my collection.

Let me just tell you each palette retails for £24.
I got mine at boots but the only other stockist in the UK is the SmashBox website itself.
At the end of the post I'll link both sites so you can chose where you want to get it from.


The five I own are soft light, matte eyes, 
metallic eyes
golden hour and ablaze.

Softlight






Soft light is for those that need a natural eyes.
This is a beautiful palette.
I use this on days I do not want a lot of intensity.
Do not get me wrong they are so pigmented.
Spectacle is a duo chrome.
I love them all makes a perfect eye look.


Matte Eyes




This palette has everything you need for a starter kit.
It has a great mix of matte colours.
Both Publisher and angles is what I use in my crease.
I love supermodel all over the lid.



Metallic Eyes




This is the metallic palette.
If you owned the metallic and matte palette you'd be set for life.
Look how stunning these are.
They are so pigmented.
I am in love with all these shades.
Paired with the matte palette you can make so many looks.
Both liquid and Booty Call are my favourite shades from this palette.



Golden Hour






This palette was the first one I was drawn too,
The perfect mix of mattes and shimmers.
I adore these shades.
This palette is stunning.
I travel with this one the most.
This can create a number of stunning looks.



Ablaze



The final palette is my favourite.
I am so into this seasons pink toned look.
I love that it also has some more peachy/ orange shades.
I have used this palette non-stop.
This was the last palette I bought,
I cannot wait to use this in a ootd post.


So my thoughts about these palettes.
They are definitely worth the £24.
As that works out to £3 a shadow.
They are so pigmented,
The quality is amazing and high.
They blend amazingly.
Each palette is unique with colour selection.
I believe Shay did an amazing idea.


xoxo

Alex