Saturday, 29 August 2015

Birchbox July 2015

Birchbox July 2015 

I was slightly apprehensive to receive July’s Birchbox. I was very intrigued by the new design they had developed for our summer month and couldn’t wait to see what it was. When I received the parcel I have to say my first instinct was to be disappointed, it was flat packed, in a yellow giffy bag and didn’t seem all that heavy. 

However, on opening the box I was pleasantly surprised to see the Birchbag, instead of our regular Birchbox boxes. I end up collecting these boxes and not really knowing what to do with them as the hoarder in me comes out and refuses to get rid of them. I received the blue bag, the idea is that the bag is waterproof and therefore can be taken with you to the beach/pool etc. I love this concept as I very recently broke the bag I use when I go on weekends away to house my little products in and I loved that I didn’t have to go out and replace it. I think that this bag will also be sturdier than the one I had before so I will not have to worry about replacing it. 

Onto the good stuff… the products inside the bag. 

The first thing I picked out I had no idea what it was; it was all bunched together and looked odd. When reading about it I realised that it was a lace headband. Whilst I new I would never wear this out I did think that it would be good for keeping my hair off of my face when I am doing my make up. 

I then also saw a product in a clear bottle – slightly odd I was automatically intrigued. From the brand ‘indemne’ called ‘Eau De Genie’ claiming to be the 4 spirits treatment. It states to be 100% organic and helps to cleanse the face during your usual regime. 

The next product is a trio of eyeshadow from Pop Beauty they are all shimmer colours which I really like, for a while I would only wear matte eye shadows keeping it very muted. But recently I have been experimenting with colour and I love a little pop of shimmer every now and again! Also the product is the perfect size to pop into your make up bag whilst traveling. 

Next is a small sunscreen from Benefit, this will be perfect for my face when I go to spain. It’s small enough to fit in my luggage and with high SPF of 45 it will protect me from the sun. 

I also received a beautiful nail varnish from the brand ‘Soigne’ it’s a very pretty natural pink. Perfect for any look! 

The final product rounds off this Summer edition perfectly! It is the Unani body treatment with Aloe Vera, or more commonly known as after sun. This is also another perfect item for me to take to Spain in order to help to prevent any lasting effects from the sun. 

I took this bag and some of the products away with me on a recent visit to Spain, whilst initial apprehensive about this month I think it is one of my favourites. Even though it contained a little amount of make up I like that everything was a must for summer and that I would be able to put all of it to good use! 

Did you receive this months box? What was your favourite part?




ShannonKims 


Thursday, 30 July 2015

Suckered in to the Dandelion Blush!



A trip through Duty Free saw me pick up a few new products and promptly place them in my basket, with new products comes new reviews! I couldn’t resist popping to the benefit counter and getting some of their gorgeous pieces. I have previously talked about the Roller Lash mascara that I picked up, but today I wanted to delve into the world that is blushes. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Make Up Haul | Spain Edition


Whilst on holiday in Spain I went to two different stores that sold lots of lovely make up. One store in particular was my favourite and I bought a nice amount of make up that I couldn’t get in the UK. Primor was their local drugstore, but I absolute loved it, it reminded me of the videos I have seen on US drugstores videos. 


One brand in particular caught my eye and this was ‘Wet & Wild’ we cannot get it in the UK so I was super excited to pick some items up. I tried to think about the recommendations I had seen from Tati so with that in mind I went to town. I picked one of the blushes in Heather Silk, a beautiful pink that is super pigmented. I also picked up one of the eyeshadow palettes I have yet to use it but am excited to see how they fair up against my Naked Palettes. I also purchased the Liquid liner in waterproof. 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Review


Over the last few years I’ve found it very difficult to find a foundation that I have absolutely fallen in love with. I thought I had found this with Nars Sheer Glow, but over time I found the foundation would set into the dry patches on my skin and therefore I had to move onto something different. I’ve always had difficulty trying to find a match to the Double Wear foundation, so when I asked the lovely lady at the airport to colour match me I was not surprised when she couldn’t. However, she didn’t give up like many others had, she instead told me about Double Wear Light - it still has the coverage I wanted, it just meant it was not so heavy on my skin. The perfect thing for summer! And she was able to colour match me! 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Duty Free Make Up Haul


A few weeks ago I went on Holiday to Spain with my two best friends. It was an amazing time - full of sunshine and relaxation. However I did manage to find some time for shopping!And especially make up shopping! I bought some things from duty free and then also found brands in Spain that are not easily accessible in the UK. I’m going to split this blog post into two, the first being ‘Duty Free’ and the next being ‘Make Up from Spain’.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Topshop Haul


As summer has slowly started to emerge and our wardrobes have began to change the highstreet stores have opened their doors to the summer sales! My favourite store to visit during this event is Topshop! The variety of items on offer during this time is amazing and if you’re lucky, you can get some amazing buys. 

I was very lucky! 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Birchbox June 2015 | French Sole


The June Birchbox highlights the start of summer and the box this month was sponsored by ‘French Sole’, which is a very lovely and expensive brand of shoes. The boxes this month were optional and I picked the nautical themed one, with navy blue and white strips and a red love heart in the middle. I love anything French so this style was perfect for me!