25 January 2020

January Birchbox

Everyone who reads my blog will probably be sat there thinking "why birchbox when you are an avid fan of the Glossybox Claire". Well basically I signed up just before Christmas to get the special offer of 2 for £5 and I forgot to cancel the January box and by the time I remembered, well it was too late the money had already come out of my account haha.

I have now cancelled my Birchbox subscription so I won't be receiving the February box, which means I can go back to "shopping my stash" as I like to call it and start using up all the beauty/skincare products that I currently already own!

So let's take a look at what I received in my Birchbox this month:

 

The Beauty Crop: Glow Milk in Just Dew It

I hate to say it but I'm really not a fan of any type of liquid highlighter anymore, so I was kind of disappointed to see this inside of this months box, Will I attempt to try it? Probably not! So I may just give this away to someone who will actually use it instead of just throwing it away.

Eyeko - Sport Waterproof Mascara

There's not much to say about this product, to me mascara is simply just that... a mascara haha. This could be though because I can't actually use mascara as I literally have the most sensitive of eyes, and the slightest things make them really irritated. So my sister is claiming this one for herself which I don't mind, as it's something she uses daily, so it's not going to be going to waste with her having it.

 

Greenfrog Botanic - Argan Oil Body Lotion

During the colder month's of the year, I find my skin tends to get really dry, especially around my elbows, so I do love a nice moisturising body lotion. I already have a few lotions on the go at the minute though, so I will be adding this one into my skincare drawer to try at a later date.

Sebamed - Clear Face Gentle Scrub

I do love getting skincare products inside beauty boxes, as most of the time it is introducing me to brands that I have never heard of before. This one says it "removes oil, impurities and dirt to leave you with a healthy, happy complexion", so I will definitely be interested in testing this out very soon to see if it does just that.

Melusine - Jade Roller

This is the item in this months box that I was the most excited about, mainly because I have read some really good reviews about jade rollers in the past. It reduces puffiness in the morning as well as boosting radiance and tightening pores, it also says by rolling the tool across your forehead and under your cheekbones and jaw, it's a fast track to flawless skin. So I will be intrigued to see if I notice any difference in my skin after using this daily for a while.




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14 January 2020

♥ 2020 Goals ♥



This blog post is only fourteen days late as we are already well into January 2020, but hey it's better late than never right?! This year I decided just to set myself four small goals that I know will be achievable if I put my mind to it, so I thought I would share them on my blog so I can look back at them at the end of the year to see how I've done, and more so if I managed to achieve them.

More Self Care

To start off a new year, I am gonna be focusing the month of January taking more care of myself, both physically and mentally. I am gonna make sure I have a little pamper session each week which will include face masks, hair masks, doing my nails and all that sort of stuff. I have so many products that I want to start using and what better time to do it than the start of 2020.

Goodreads Challenge

Last year over on GoodReads I set myself a challenge which was to read 20 books by the end of 2019, I done pretty well and managed to read 14 out of 20 which ain't bad for me considering what our family went through. So for the year of 2020, I am gonna do the exact same challenge and start from scratch, and now that I have the Kindle app on my phone I will hopefully be able yo complete it this year!

Blog More

I am really looking forward to getting back into writing more for my blog this year and really start putting more effort into producing blog content that I am proud of. I have so many ideas going round in my head with what I want to post, so I need to start putting my plans into actions and just get it done, and hopefully, those that read my blog will enjoy the new content.

Work On My Social Anxiety

It's no lie that I suffer really badly with social anxiety, and it is something I have talked about over on my blog before, which you can see that post in full here. This year though I am determined to work on improving my social anxiety and start doing stuff that gets me out of my comfort zone, I made a promise to my sister when I went to see her in the chapel of rest, and put a letter in with her next to her hand which only me and her will know what was written in that, and I am determined to keep my promise to her no matter how long it takes.


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