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December Glossybox

I’m a bit late this month with my December Glossybox unboxing, it’s been a busy month and I just have had no time to sit down and write this out until now. 

I have officially done one whole year with Glossybox, which means there has also been 12 unboxing blog posts aswell. Some boxes have been really good, whereas some have just been okay boxes. I am undecided at the moment whether to do another year with Glossybox or move over and try a different monthly subscription box? What do you think?

BellaPierre Cosmetics - Shimmer Roll
I'm not usually a big fan of shimmer roll's but I love the colour of this one, at first look I thought it was going to be really "in your face" shimmer but it's actually not. It's a gorgeous golden colour that is really subtle when it goes on, I guess you could build it up if you wanted to to get more of the gold shine until your happy with it.

Imperial Leather - Unicorn Shower Gel
Back in April's Glossybox I actually received the unicorn foamburst by the brand Imperial Leather and it lasted for ages! So I was impressed to see another Imperial Leather product in this month's box, and this shower gel is already made its place in my shower and been used multiple times already.

Beauty BLVD - Divine Hydra-Gel Lip Mask
I have never heard of this brand before or even tried any sort of lip mask in fact, upon opening the packet to see what they looked like, they kind of feel a bit like jelly but in the shape of lips haha. I will definitely be giving this a try though to see what difference it makes to my lips, and if I like them enough I may purchase them again.

Doucee - Matt Lip Crayon Winterberry
I love these kind of lip crayons so I am always happy when I see one of these in the boxes, I love that you can use these to get the full colour on your lips, or to dab it on lightly just to get a slight tint on your lips. I am gonna make it my mission to try out these in a few different colours in 2019 and build up my collection of them.

Niko Pro - Liquid Jelly Blush
This is the one product in this month's box that I just ain't really keen on at all, I just don't like the texture of it at all, so I may pass this on to either one of my sisters or my oldest niece Megan. The colour of it is lovely just not the texture for me which is a shame really.

MayBeauty - The Incredible Pore Strip (extra treat)
This was an extra treat in this month's Glossybox, I love using these pore strips when I think I need them. My skin is being a nightmare at the moment so as soon as it clears itself up then I will definitely be testing these pore strips out, to see of they are better than the ones that I already currently use.


December Glossybox: Unboxing

Saturday, 29 December 2018


Monday Moments #12


Hiya I hope everyone is having a lovely December so far, and is looking forward to the rest of the Christmas period. Things have been a bit quite over on my blog just lately, due to my sisters dog going missing and everyone is out searching both day and night so there hasn’t been much time to sit down a write a blog post out.

Here is this months “Monday Moments” blog post though, and hopefully I can get back into the swing of writing more blog posts very soon.

One || I have so many movies on my Netflix watch list, but the film I have been loving just lately is called “Forever My Girl” - I’ve lost count of the amount of times that I have watched it now haha. It’s about a country singer who leave’s he’s childhood sweetheart at the alter and goes off to tour the world, 8 years later he returns.......now I won’t say what happens but let me tell you it has such a lovely ending.

Two || I have near enough finished all my Christmas shopping now, there is just a few little bits left to get I actually can’t believe how organised I am this year! I haven’t actually asked for much this year as me personally think Christmas is all about the younger kids now, my nieces and nephews for example.

Three || I have just recently started designing my own digital bullet journal for next year, it’s coming together nicely so far but I still have quite a bit to add to it before it is finished completely. This is to start off what is going to be one of my new years resolutions, which is to use less paper and more digital as I have so many unused notebooks that it’s just wasting paper and money buying them.

Four || To start off my blog next year I have decided that it needs a whole brand new look, so this is something I am currently looking into aswell as coming up with ideas for blog posts that I can write up and schedule all ready for January. I really hope I can take my blog to the next level next year as there is so much I want to do with it but I've no idea how to go about it all.......so watch this space

Five || Finally at the start of this post you would have read that my sister’s dog was currently missing, he escaped out the front door on the 7th December and was missing until the 14th December - we really thought it was going to be bad news what with him being out in this horrible cold weather…..but we had a phone call to say a lovely couple saw him and had been following him for the past 2 hours until we managed to get up there. There ended up quite a few of us forming a circle and slowly closing the circle in on him….until he ran towards my mum and she told him to “lay down maxy” and he actually listened and lay down at her feet. Max is now safely back home with he’s family which I think everyone is so happy about.


Monday Moments #12

Monday, 17 December 2018


If like me you are a lover of both chocolate and marzipan (more marzipan for me than chocolate), than this is definitely the hamper for you. It would also make the perfect Christmas present for someone aswell.

This particular hamper is priced at just £25.00 and is available now from www.chocolatesdirect.co.uk - the one on the website has some different items in, but in my one I had a range of different marzipan products.

But for just £25.00 for good quality Marzipan I think you are getting exactly what you pay for, as this does taste so much better than any marzipan I have ever tried before.

Here is what is included inside the hamper that I received:

 
Apple Marzipan covered in Milk Chocolate
Marzipan Santa Claus
 
Classic Marzipan Chocolate Bar
Box Of Mini Marzipan Classics
Marzipan Stick 'n Go - Cherry
Marzipan Stick 'n Go - Walnut

If I was giving one of these hampers from family or friends, I would be more than happy with it.
My favourites out of all of these were definitely the Marzipan Stick 'n Go bars, especially the Cherry flavoured one. Inside the box of mini marzipan classics were 8 mini bars flavoured with either Espresso, Orange, Pistachio and Pineapple.

If you want to find out more about this brand then you can do so by heading on over to there Instagram page which is @niederegger_uk

I was kindly gifted this hamper, but all thoughts in this blog post are of my own, I also ended up sharing this with a family friend as I didn't think I would be able to get through it all haha.



Niederegger Marzipan - The perfect Christmas Gift

Monday, 26 November 2018

huda beauty, palmers, stylondon, chloe, wetbrush, context, skincare


Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick - Girlfriend
This is a gorgeous colour and I would be a big fan of it if it wasn't matte....in this cold weather I tend to get really dry lips so anything matte wise just doesn't do it for me at all. I did pass this over to my sister to try but she also wasn't a fan of the matte look it gave either. The RRP for this is £18 so this in itself has already paid for the Glossybox subscription on it's own and a bit more on top.

Context - Micro-Derm Regenerator
I had never heard of this brand until seeing it in this month's box, so am quite interested in finding out a bit more about this brand. Skin care is really important to me after suffering years with acne and now that I have finally got it under control via medication, I like to find skincare products that ain't too harsh for me.

Palmers - Cocoa Butter Original Solid Formula
I absolutely love the smell of this but then again I could be a bit bias as I love the smell of most of the products by Palmers, my nephew is currently getting some use out of this as he has got a bit of dry skin round he's nose at the moment so I gave this to my sister to use on him to help with that for now.

Stylondon - Eaton Eyeshadow Palette
Another gorgeous eyeshadow palette, and this time from the brand Stylondon and there are 9 different shades in this which I personally think is really good for what the price of it would have been if it had been purchased in the shops on its own. It contains both matte and pearlescent that range from daytime neutrals through to autumnal bronze's. It is also a cruelty free palette which some of you will be glad to hear of.

Wetbrush - Pop Fold
I was so excited to see this in the November box as I have been wanting to try one of these brushes for so long now after seeing so many good things being said about them. This was one of the first things that I tried from the box and I definitely wasn’t disappointed, it made brushing through my hair so easy after I had washed it and I wished I had purchased one of these months ago when I first read about them.

Chloe Eau De Parfum
This was one of the extra treats in this month’s box, even though it was only a little sample size it is always nice when your giving that little something extra. I have put this with all my other perfume samples and I am sure I will be using it up over the next month or so.



November Glossybox: Unboxing

Monday, 19 November 2018


One || It's been about a week now since I changed the name of my blog, and I can honestly say it was definitely the right thing to do! I feel more confident in what my blog means to me now, without the weight of feeling like the post's I do have to reflect on what it was called before. So hopefully I can get back to enjoying blogging instead of feeling like its some kind of chore that needs to be done. I'm also hoping I can try and gain some more experience in working with some brands, I have done before but haven't for a little while now, so I have sent out some emails and will hopefully hear back even if it is just a no.

Two || I've finally tried baking something new and this time it's in the form of Banana Bread, we had some banana's that were past the point of eating normally so I thought instead of throwing them away why not search for a recipe to use them in. I then came across the banana bread recipe and noticed I had all the ingredients for it so I gave it a go......and I must say it was gorgeous, definitely something I will be making again soon!

Three || A few times a week I look after my little nephew Henry and it amazes me how well he is coming along with he's speech, he is still yet to put a full sentence together but he is saying new words everyday now. On Sunday I got him saying "ghost" and making the sound of one and I also got him to say "snake" and make the sound of that one aswell, I can't wait for the day we can have a proper full on conversation with him as he is such a little character already.

Four || I've finally got myself a iPad Pro, I’ve got the 12.9 inch screen one and so far I am loving it. I swear it’s like a mini laptop as it came with a Bluetooth keyboard aswell on the deal that I got it with. I’ve already download Pro Create as that was the one app that I really wanted, as I think this will really help me get back into my drawing and be able to do personalised products for my Etsy store.
I have also just ordered the Apple Pencil to go with the iPad, so I just need to wait for that to be delivered in the next 7 days now....I can't wait!

Five || I have a few new favourite YouTube channels that I have been loving these past couple of weeks. I used to watch quite a few beauty videos over on there, but these days I'm more about watching the daily vlogs and graphic designing videos. I just find these more interesting to watch just lately


Monday Moments #11

Monday, 5 November 2018


Week 4 of my Fitbit Versa stats, I am really enjoying doing these type of blog posts as it's definitely making me want to get up and move more during the day just so I can beat my previous week's stats.

I am only going to be counting the statistics starting on a Monday and finishing on a Friday to start with just to see how I get on with these blog posts, and if I manage to keep up with them then I may add in Saturday and Sunday at some point.

     Monday 
     Steps || 7,704
     Hours with 250 Steps || 6 of 9 hours
     Sleep || 6 hours and 19 minutes
     Resting Heart Rate || 91 resting bpm
     Distance || 2.57 Miles
     Calories Burned || 2,027
     Floors Climbed || 6
                        Tuesday 
                        Steps || 6,773
                        Hours with 250 Steps || 6 of 9 hours
                        Sleep || 5 hours and 34 minutes
                        Resting Heart Rate || 92 resting bpm
                        Distance || 2.16 Miles
                        Calories Burned || 2,043
                        Floors Climbed || 9

   
     Wednesday 
     Steps || 4,347
     Hours with 250 Steps || 4 of 9 hours
     Sleep || 7 hours and 36 minutes
     Resting Heart Rate || 92 resting bpm
     Distance || 1.43 Miles
     Calories Burned || 1,802
     Floors Climbed || 5
                     
                        Thursday 
                        Steps || 9,294
                        Hours with 250 Steps || 8 of 9 hours
                        Sleep || 5 hours and 33 minutes
                        Resting Heart Rate || 93 resting bpm 
                        Distance || 3.1 Miles 
                        Calories Burned || 2,136 
                        Floors Climbed || 5 
 
   
     Friday 
     Steps || 7,749
     Hours with 250 Steps || 5 of 9 hours
     Sleep || 7 Hours and 45 minutes
     Resting Heart Rate || 91 resting bpm
     Distance || 2.76 Miles
     Calories Burned || 1,015
     Floors Climbed || 6 

So overall I've done pretty well with my 5000 steps and nearly hitting the 10000 steps mark three times this week so hopefully by next week I will hit that mark at least once haha.
As for my sleeping pattern, what you see here is what my average sleep actually is and that I never actually get a full 8 hours sleep. I nearly did on Friday but woke up with 15 minutes to go....so close yet still so far as some would say.



Fitbit Stats #4

Saturday, 3 November 2018

baking, banana, bread

If there's one thing I love to do more than anything and that is to bake, it's usually cakes and cupcakes that I bake but then there's other times when I like to challenge myself a little bit and try a recipe out that I haven't tried before.

This week I decided to try my hand out at baking some banana bread, we already had some bananas that were past the point of eating normally, well to me anyway, so I googled a recipe and ended up with a banana bread recipe. I must admit it tasted bloody lovely and is definitely something I will be making again soon!

I always start by measuring out all my ingredients into separate bowls just so that I haven't got to keep stopping and starting, it does create a bit more washing up for afterwards but I don't really mind that.


This is the first time I've embedded the recipe into a blog post, you should be able to click on it and print it direct from here, but if that doesn't work than click below to print it:

Baking: Banana Bread

Thursday, 1 November 2018

claire joanne

If you have been a reader of my blog for some time now, you will have noticed that it is no longer called "Nail-Beauty-Life", back when I started this blog I was doing quite a lot of blog posts that were nail related and this was due to me qualifying as a Nail Technician and doing sets of nails on a daily basis for people.

For the past year I have really noticed that I hardly do those sort of posts anymore and stick mainly to Lifestyle and Beauty posts instead, so the name just didn't fit what either myself or this blog was about anymore. So I thought why not just rename my blog/social media with what really was well me, and nothing says that better than just using my name.

I've still got a few bits left to update but for the majority of it it's all complete, I've sorted my menu bar out and think I've corrected any links that were no longer working, I've also deactived my personal email address that I set up in the previous blog name as I just forgot to keep using it when replying to emails on my normal account.

I've got quite a bit planned for the blog for the rest of the year, so I do hope that you will stick around to see what's coming, but for now I will leave you with my updated social media accounts and if you would like to follow me on any of them, I will be very grateful!





Changing & Rebranding My Blog

Saturday, 27 October 2018


This month's Glossybox was all about everything Halloween, and they had 2 boxes available to send out when dispatch day arrived. There was a "Treat" box aswell as a "Trick" box, I was secretly hoping that I got the Treat box and luckily that is the one that arrived at my door a few days after I got the dispatch email.

I was really impressed with the box this month and even though I don't think I will use the lipstick as it just isn't my colour at all, everything else I will definitely get some use out of at some point. So let's get into what was in the "Treat" box this month.

Luna By Luna Cosmetics - Translucent Powder  MUA MakeUp Academy - Luxe Set & Reflect Finishing Kit

Luna By Luna Cosmetics - Translucent Powder
This is just a basic translucent setting powder in this month's box, it says it "soaks up excess oil while softening fine lines and hiding pores" which already sells it to me as my skin can feel a bit oily at times which isn't good for me haha. I'm currently in the middle of using one that I already have open, so I think I will save this one for when I next need a new one to try.

MUA MakeUp Academy - Luxe Set & Reflect Finishing Kit
This is 2-in-1 product which is both vegan friendly and also cruelty free aswell, the top section is a gorgeous highlighter in a subtle gold colour and looks gorgeous. It says to add the highlighter part to cheek bones, the bridge of your nose aswell as your cupids bow. The highlighter then lifts up to reveal a white invisible powder to help mattify your t-zone area, and for just £5 for this product I think that's quite a bargain!

Sleek Makeup - Eyeshadow Palette: Oh So Special  This Works - In Transit Camera Close-Up

Sleek Makeup - Eyeshadow Palette: Oh So Special
Ooh another eyeshadow palette from the brand Sleek Makeup, this is the second one of these I have received in Glossybox and I actually don't mind as it is a palette of different colours to the last one I got (you can see that here). The only thing I ain't really a fan of is the brush that comes with these, but I'm pretty sure no-one likes those brushes and prefers to use other brushes. The colours in this palette are gorgeous though, and I am gonna look up some Halloween ideas and see what I can come up with.

This Works - In Transit Camera Close-Up
I have been wanting to try this product for soo long now it's unreal, but I have just never got around to purchasing it myself (let's face it, I can't afford the £35 quid for it haha). It's the first product I tried out of the box this month, and I will admit I do love it and how it made my skin feel. I have days where my skin either feels dry or oily, I really can't win with my skin and using this has kept my skin feeling really soft and hydrated throughout the day.

Illamasqua - Antimatter Lipstick: Nebula

Illamasqua - Antimatter Lipstick: Nebula
Lastly in this month's box was this lipstick by the brand we all know well which is Illamasqua, I love how simple the packaging is on this but the colour of it just isn't me at all. I don't think I will use this at all but on the plus side (the photographer part of me) it will look nice in some flatlay photo's that I am planning on taking very soon!


October Glossybox: Unboxing

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


As we get older, we realize that taking good care of our bodies is essential if we want to prolong our youthful and healthy appearance. It's true that beauty comes from within, but taking extra care of our face is more than welcome. In order to achieve that, we have to change our diet and quit bad habits, and also stick to some natural skincare products. Listed below is a roundup of some very useful au naturel products you might want to include in your beauty regime.

All natural DIY face cleanser

You'll need a handful of chopped cucumbers and some rose water to start. Cucumber is the key ingredient because it's rich in vitamins, and it has a very soothing effect. Also, cucumbers refresh your skin due to their cooling properties. Blend it until you get a green juice, and then pour it into a spray bottle to make it look like a regular face cleanser. Add a castile soap and some essential oils, like eucalyptus or peppermint, and store it in the fridge, Spray the toner on a cotton pad, and clean your face a few times a day.

Honey and lemon face mask

Mix these ingredients in a bowl by squeezing ½ lemon, and two tablespoons of honey. Take a warm cloth and put it all over your face to open your pores a little bit. Apply the mask evenly with fingers or a clean makeup brush. Avoid the eye area because of the lemon, so it won't burn your eyes. Wear it for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a washcloth. You can repeat the same process daily, or whenever you need it.

Shiney hair do care


DIY mask are a perfect solution for those who like to experiment at home, and it costs nothing to try. Coconut oil and cinnamon are known for their hydrating and moisturizing properties, and the mask recipe is a piece of cake. You will need one tablespoon of coconut oil and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix it all together in a bowl, and massage it on your entire hair. Tie your hair up and cover it with a towel or a shower cap. Wait 45 minutes, and then rinse it regularly with a shampoo and a conditioner. If you repeat the process once a week, you'll notice your hair got smoother. However, if you're too busy to create your own mask, you can always buy organic hair growth shampoo from Bondi Boost that is widely known for promoting hair growth, and it's rich in different oils that softens your hair. Certainly, health and strength of hair are more important than its size. Therefore, using one of these hair repair products from time to time is a pretty good idea.

Farewell wrinkles

Majority of women can't accept the fact that the ageing process is inevitable, and no one has ever escaped from it. Thankfully, getting old isn't that bad considering there are so many natural anti ageing skincare products you can choose from, that can help you stay rejuvenated and fresh. They are great for pampering the sensitve skin around your eyes, refining wrinkles and most of them give you a healthy glow.

Bentonite clay mask

Many women swear by this natural face mask because it actually works. Take one tablespoon of bentonite clay, one tablespoon of water and a few drops of apple cider vinegar. Mix it until you get a thick paste. Apply it on your face, neck and your cleavage as well. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and then rinse it with warm water. Clean your face with a soft towel and you'll notice your skin got all glowy and smooth. You can go with this procedure a few times a week. If you are too lazy to make your own clay mask, then you can purchase some pretty affordable products that have the same effect on your skin.

Coffee body scrub

This one's really effective, and there's nothing better than already having all the ingredients at home. You will need half a cup of coffee grounds, one tablespoon of olive oil and two tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix them all together and gently massage your whole body with circular motions. You'll notice how your skin gets smoother and smoother just like baby's bottom. This body scrub is great for removing dead skin and body acne, and it's also believed to fight cellulite. Of course, your cellulite won't disappear by using this scrub only, because you need a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen first.

Sea salt lip treatment


Due to the overuse of lip liners and different matte liquid lipsticks we apply on a daily basis, our lips start suffering from dryness and end up being chapped. Just like regular lip balm, lip scrub is pretty effective since it removes the dead skin. It's easy to make such scrub because you will only need three ingredients. Put a little bit of sea salt in a bowl and mix it with rose water and vegetable glycerin. Apply it on your lips, gently exfoliate and wipe it off after scrubbing. Limit your lip exfoliation to once a week and get ready to smooch.

Now that you have flicked through the list, you can get yourself one of these amazing products and nourish yourself the way you deserve.

This is a guest blog post by Claire in Australia

Natural Skincare and Haircare 101

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Instagram


This year has possibly seen Instagram really up it's game when it comes social media, myself personally have loved watching Instagram stories and catching up on what everyone has been getting up to behind the photo's, although I do share some bits on Instagram stories, I certainly don't make enough use of it like others do.

I have so many favourite Instagram accounts that really aspire me to create more content and also more that I like for all different reasons, some for their style of photography, some for there theme and then there's also some that end up costing me money where they share such nice stuff at bargain prices haha.

So for today's post I thought I would share just four of my favourite accounts, and ones that you should consider following.....if you don't already that is!

 

misseleanorjean - This Instagram account is just heaven, it's two of my favourite things all in one place being marble and rose gold items. Every now and then I see things on her account that I just absolutely love and often find myself going in search of said items, one item in particular was this cup the one with the three hearts on, I couldn't find the other one to match it unfortunately.


gemellisx - This account is my all time favourite when it comes to flatlay photographs, her style of photography is just brilliant, and I know I'm not the only won who admires her photography. Everything on her Instagram just blends together perfectly, I also really like the pictures that she takes that are looking down from above as there isn't many that can make them look so put together like she does. She also has a gorgeous little boy (hope she don't mind me saying that), and you can tell just from pictures and her Instagram stories that she is a brilliant mum aswell!


 

beautykingdomuk - I love how bright and colourful her Instagram account is looking at the moment, there's always something in her photos that just make them pop and really stand out everytime. Whenever I see her style photos when I'm scrolling through Instagram, I know straight away that they are hers haha. I love the colour of her nails in this picture here, they are a very autumnal colour and perfect for this time of year.


kateballamy - This was one of the very first Instagram accounts that I started following when I first set up my blog account, and even now I still love the content that she posts regularly. Some of photos look so put together and like everything just belongs together. If my Instagram looks anything as good as hers in the future then I would be very happy.


Hope you enjoyed having a read of the four Instagrams that inspire me to up my photography game, and maybe one day get mine looking half as good as there's!

Please leave your Instagram accounts below, as I am always on the lookout to follow more accounts that inspire me with their photos.

If you would like to check out my Instagram and follow me if its something you like you can do so by clicking here: clairejoanneblog



Four Inspiring Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Saturday, 6 October 2018

october, goals

I'm going to start the month of October with a couple of monthly goals that I would like to achieve by the end of this month, and at the beginning of November I will be able to look back and see if I managed to achieve them or not. So I thought if I put them in a blog post for the world to see, then I have got to at least give myself a good go and completing them right?!

ONE || I really want to try and reach a social media goal of getting to 400 followers on Instagram and I am so close to doing this, although it has taken me quite a while to get my Instagram looking like something I am happy with. The way I have it at the moment though I am gaining followers, but I am also losing some followers it seems if I don't follow them back but that's ok with me. 😊

TWO || I really want to get into designing something and start selling it over on my Etsy account, I have always been creative and drawing in scrapbooks and that but this time round I actually want to do it all digitally and make use out of what I learnt on my digital photography course. I am going to be starting off with something easy and literally only make 10 of them to see how I go and hopefully I can continue on from there......I hope anyway!

THREE || I have really got back into baking this past month, and want to try out a Halloween themed recipe from Pinterest, there are so many idea's over on Pinterest so it's going to be hard for me to decide which one to try out first. I may have to take a look at some food bloggers aswell to see if they have any tried and tested recipes aswell that have turned out good!

FOUR || Lastly I want to attempt to get quite a few blog post's published this month as I have so many idea's written down on paper that I need to have maybe one or two days where I can just sit down and just type away. I have really missed blogging properly but seem to get writer's block the minute I sit down and look at the laptop screen for some reason, please tell me I ain't the only one that this happens to?


My Four October Goals

Monday, 1 October 2018

glossybox, subscription box, beauty box

Daily Concepts - Your Facial Mini Scrubber
I love the concept of this facial scrubber with the little pocket in the back of it so you really can give your face a good clean and that is is perfect for sensitive skin. I have already tried this out and it didn't feel harsh on my skin at all which I loved and it really does help to lather up my current facial wash more than it would usually.

Bang Beauty - Eyebrow Cream
I was so happy to see another Bang Beauty product in this month's Glossybox as I seem to like the other products of there's that I have tried before. I did think this eyebrow cream was going to be too dark for me at first, but once I had applied it to my brows properly it turned out to be the perfect product for me because even though my hair is blonde, my eyebrows are naturally dark anyway.

 

Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo - Lip Liner Rosewood
This is such a gorgeous autumnal colour I actually love it, but to be fair I don't think I have ever used any lip liner at all in the past. I may have to give this one a go though and see what I think of it just because of it's colour haha, whether is will suit me or not is another thing but I can only hope it does!

Grow Gorgeous - Scalp Detox
I so wanted to love this product as it's something I had never heard of before and I did like the smell of it aswell. I went to use it whilst I was in the shower and at first feel of the product it felt more like a face exfoliating wash with the little beads in and I thought these would dissolve once it came into contact with wet hair......it's fair to say this didn't happen. It felt like I was rubbing sand into my hair and spent a good 20 minutes rinsing my hair out just to get rid of the little beads, so it's probably fair to say that I won't be using this product again and it will more than likely head straight into the bin.

 

Wet Ones - Be Fresh Antibacterial Wipes
You can't go wrong with antibacterial wipes now can you?! I have put these ones into the car for my mum to use when she needs to put air in the tyres as hands always getting dirty doing this, plus so many different people tend to use the air machine at the garage so its always best to be safe and use wipes like these afterwards.

BeautyPro - Detoxifying Bubbling Mask with Activated Charcoal
I have seen so many of these bubbling masks popping up over on Instagram just lately, and really wanted to try one as they looked quite fun (that's the big kid in me haha). So I was pleasantly surprised when I open this months box to find one in there, my skin seems to be having a bit of a breakout just lately so I am looking forward to using this and giving my skin a bit of a pamper session.

 

I think this has got to be one of my favourite Glossybox's so far this year, and is making my decision easily at the moment to stay with them another year instead of trying out a different beauty subscription box.


September Glossybox: Unboxing

Saturday, 22 September 2018


So here is this week's 'late' Monday Moments blog post, to find out why I have renamed it just this once carry on reading and all will be explained! Hope you are enjoying reading these, as much as I am writing them for my blog, the main blog photo for these posts is going to be changing soon aswell, as I am currently experimenting and putting my digital photography course to use. 

One || This past month has seen me really get back into reading of a night time instead of scrolling endlessly through my phone, I am already onto my second book and I find it also helps me go to sleep at a decent hour aswell. I managed to get a bundle of books free from someone on a facebook group called Recycle Bay in the area I live, so these have all been added to my pile of books to read aswell. The book that I am currently reading is called "Billy and Me" by Giovanna Fletcher

Two || I finally took the plunge and had my hair cut short, I had quite long hair that was half way down my back but I decided to get it cut right up past my shoulders. I'm so glad I went ahead and done it as it is so much easier to manage now, and doesn't take me that long to do my hair of a morning now.

Three || To All The Boys I've Loved Before - I finally got round to watching this film on Netflix over the weekend and can say I was pretty disappointed in watching it. It wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be and by the end of it it I was pretty bored with it, definitely not a film I will be re watching anytime soon.

Four || It was the final of Celebrity Big Brother this week, and I am so glad that Ryan won it, he deserved it so much after what Roxanne accused him of. Before it started I actually predicted the order in which the final 6 would walk out the house.....and I think I need Sally Morgan's job as a physic because I guessed them all correctly haha. The Civilian Big Brother starts on Friday, and I am really hoping it will be as good as the celebrity one was so that I don't get bored of watching it. 

Five || Finally I unfortunately caught the cold that was going around, I had one day where I felt like total crap and didn't even leave the house! I had so many hopes for the past week for my blog and getting all the blog posts scheduled for this month, but feeling ill totally caught me off guard and I lost all motivation where I just wanted to sleep, hence me renaming this post to a "not so" Monday moments instead of the usual "Monday Moments"


"Not So" Monday Moments #10

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

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