❤ ♡ A different kind of subscription box: My Little Box Nov 2015 ♡ ❤

Those of you who follow me on twitter will know that I’ve recently fallen out of love with Birchbox. Tired of endless creams and disappointment, I’ve turned to a box I’ve known about for a little while: My Little Box. Turns out I’ve subscribed just in time for a box that caters to one of the few loves of my life: baking! Keep reading to hear about this month’s offering!

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« Makeup Revolution Mini-Haul! »


No matter how many high end make-up brands we ogle over in stores or on the internet, sometimes nothing beats a good high street/drug store bargain. So when the brand Makeup Revolution launched in March 2014, budget beauty fans raised their arms to the sky and danced and sang and glitter rained down on everyone.

Having now been around for about a year and a half, Makeup Revolution has been making waves with their incredible value for money products, and particularly for their  shade-for-shade dupes of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I’m ashamed to say it’s taken me so long to jump on the MUR bandwagon, but here we are: a mini-haul of some of their best loved products.

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❄ 2015 Beauty Advent Calendars ❄

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It’s officially 10 weeks until Christmas and that means warm fires and endless hot chocolates and beauty advent calendars! No? Just me?

Well if you’re in the market for an advent calendar with a little more than tiny deformed snowman shaped chocolates,here are a couple of my favourites available now or coming soon to a shop/web browser near you. Continue reading

⋆ October Birchbox 2015 ⋆


So I’ve been pretty excited about this month’s Birchbox as I’m still new to the whole subscription box thing, and this month saw us with a choice of two interesting boxes: a ‘back to basics’ box, and another compiled by guest editor Joanna McGarry, the associate editor of Stylist. As you can probably tell, I went for the Stylist Box, which turned out to be a bit of a mixed batch of items that will be great for this month as I’m going to a wedding, and a couple that I’m not so sure about. The whole box has quite a summery feel, which is strange for October, but let’s have a look… Continue reading

Build your own Birchbox at Selfridges

No matter how long I’ve tried to deny it, I’m a new-product addict. I very quickly get bored of my routine products and start itching to try something new, so the number of Boots and Superdrug stores on my way to and from work are a danger to my bank account. I heard about Birchbox a while back, and it seemed like the solution to all my problems: a monthly subscription box filled with mini cult classics or emerging brands, packed in a beautiful box (did I mention my other weaknesses are miniature things and re-usable packaging?)

Thing is, I never quite got round to subscribing to Birchbox, so when one of my best friends told me about a Birchbox x Selfridges collaboration to celebrate Birchbox’s 5th birthday, where you could build your own box in store, we went along to see what all the fuss was about and if we could be tempted into subscribing.

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