22 December 2014

Small blog note

I am really sorry that my blog has gone silent but coping through Flu at the moment.
Hopefully you are all well and normal service will resume soon and I'll update my advent posts.

x-J-x

18 December 2014

Day 18 advent calendar

So, thankfully with this post I am up to date with my advent calendars even though I am feeling like I should sleep all the time. I hope you all feel better than I do at the moment and like these posts.
So, here are my day 18 goodies:

Day 17 advent calendar

Another day. Another lot of goodies for my advent calendars.
And another day of a horrid cold.
But paerhaps these goodies will cheer me up...

Day 16 advent calendar

Sorry, I am two days behind on my advent calendar but I will catch up today hopefully. 
This is day sixteen of my advent calendar and has a nice selection of products.

17 December 2014

Memebox superbox #78 dirty gal

For me this an infinitely special Memebox.
Mid September I started to speak on Makeuptalk about wanting a dirty girl box, the name originating from watching way too much Frasier growing up... thanks mom.
I wanted a box where you could get dirty before you get clean.
I then went on to email them to request a box with the Dirty girl name and actually naming a product that appeared in this box.

It could all be a coincidence that this box appeared for purchase a few weeks after the email and Makeuptalk discussion or it may be due to that.
I'll never know but either way this is a great box and I will never know either way.
Welcome to the dirty gal box.

15 December 2014

Day 15 advent calendars

Another day, five more doors and today is okay but another day that doesn't really blow me away but at least there are no accessories today and the tea light smells nice.

14 December 2014

Day 14 advent calendar

Today's advent calendar picks are a bit meh for me today but all are useful to me, but one, and I like opening the calendars as it is exciting and I knew that eventually I would get a meh day. Unfortunately it is going to be that day today.

Memebox superbox #70 thumbs up bloggers picks (the thumbs down psychic bloggers box)

It has taken me a very long time to review this box mainly because it has taken me a long time to simmer down since I received this thumbs up bloggers box.
In September some bloggers, myself included, received a survey from Memebox asking about our favourite products.
This box was supposed to constructed from that and we all looked forward to it but when we received this we received what seems like a 'ignore the bloggers, put in leftovers box'.
The main thing that points to that is that some of these products were only in the memeboxes after the survey was filled in and sent back. Not really a smart move on memeboxes part.
So, I bring to you the 'thumbs down psychic bloggers memebox'.

Memebox December Code

I am a bit late to put my code this month but my code to get $5 off $30 (not including p and p) is V6FAQ0 and if you use my link here you also get additional money off at $100 ($5) and $100 ($10 instead of $5)
Thankyou for reading.

x-J-x

13 December 2014

Day 13 advent calendars

Today was another great day in my advent calendars and unlike yesterday I will use all of these products and there is a great selection for me to use.
For skincare to makeup to nail care there are useful products a go go.

Day 12 advent calendars

I hope you forgive me for being a little behind but we spent today and yesterday swapping two bedrooms in our house so Edward could get a big boy bedroom.
So I had no internet on my company for two days so now I am catching up.
And here I bring you yesterday's advent calendars.

11 December 2014

Day 11 advent calendar

I have been having a few good days and I knew that a bad one would come and today is the day.
Don't get me wrong, all but one can be used but no real wow products today.

Birchbox December 2014


Another day another box but this time I won't get the rage I got with Glossybox as this one has really pleased me with fair size samples and full sized products from luxe brands and a full sized exclusive coin purse.
A real happy Christmas box from Birchbox.

10 December 2014

YET don't worry heart beating mask

For my second mask in my 5 masks in ten days I have used the YET don't worry mask sheet heart beating mask. This is to add moisture to the skin and to make it feel soft and healthy.

Day 10 advent calendars

Wow, into double figures with the advent calendars already and getting ever so close to Christmas. Where is the year going?
Another great day in advent calendar land though as you can see when you look at what I received.

9 December 2014

Memebox global #17

Memebox globals generally are the creme de la creme of the memeboxes.
So I was quite surprised to receive a global which was more like a leftovers box than a really good global like most of the past ones were.
For me, these are the showcase memeboxes and were actually the first on the market so this is even more disappointing than if it was a themed box.

Day 9 advent calendars

A better day than yesterday today and today other than the tea light surprising me a little, as it wasn't pink or white or red, all the items are fab and huge size samples for the formats that they are and I am really happy.

8 December 2014

Glossybox UK December 2014


I have to admit that when my box arrived I saw the outer box and thought it was a beautiful box but as soon as I opened it I saw the contents and that was where the festive feelings ended.
How this is this the Christmas box I have no idea but to be honest as soon as I saw the contents I cancelled my subscription.

Memebox Special #66 petit treasures

To balance out Apple mojito there is this box. 
I knew that this box bundle was a risk but despite them being only $19 each I was optimistic and I certainly never expected the bundle to contain a box which contained four low ticket items and that the scent boxes would blow this box out of the water. 
But I'll show you why I am so irritated by showing you what I received.

Day 8 advent calendar

Day seven was fab yesterday and today it looks like another so so day as although I will use it all there is nothing which really jumps out and bites me.
But at least I will use it all.
Now to show you what was in my advent calendars:

7 December 2014

Memebox Special #67 blackout

The second box in the bundle with the apple mojito is the Blackout box and it isn't necessarily a bad box but it isn't amazing. 
It has only four items and I wouldn't have purchased it if I had known that it was best suited for oily skin and dyed hair.
With dry hair and skin I am well aware that there is a good chance that products from this box may well dry my skin out even more so are totally inappropriate for me.
But I'll show you what there is because for other people this may be a great box for the $19 plus p and p price.

Day 7 advent calendars

I had a particularly bad day yesterday so everything is going up a little later than expected but hopefully no one minds too much.
Thankfully, though, this isn't too delayed and it is a good day in advent calendar land. Plus I get to shop on someone else's money so, for the most part, I am very happy.

6 December 2014

Day 6 Advent Calendars

Day 6 and we are back to a meh day and tbh I am really starting to get irritated that the candles have no names on the bottom of them due to the reasoning that  if I loved one and wanted to order one online it would be impossible.
But back to the calendar and away with the grumpiness.

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito

I know that they aren't releasing many, if any, boxes at the moment but back when I ordered this box they were still releasing a lot of boxes. So many, in fact, that this box was part of a trio set. 
These were also the first $19 boxes that they had ever released too and unlike it's two baby brother, which I will review next, this one is very good value.
It has five items and although some are repeats it is actually a really good box.

5 December 2014

Holy Grail Bath Oil

Somethings are just amazing and for me this is the first product that I have ever come across at this price range, maybe any price range, where I could not do without it.
Usually I am a take it or leave itgirls in terms of products but this is a product that if I am having problems sleeping always does the job of relaxing me and helps solve my insomnia.

Memebox Special #54 miracle masks

Memebox unboxing posts are a bit behind so I am spending the next week catching up, well hopefully, on my older boxes and although these will be unboxings they will at least give you idea of what was in the boxes... just incase they relaese more..... although at the moment the releses are alow and sparse.
But back to the box.
This is the Miracle Mask box, although I am not sure where the miracle is.

Day 5 advent Calendars

It's the fifth of December today and I am seriously wondering where the time is going in the last few years. My baby boy is three now and for me it was only just last Christmas.
Christmas feels too soon but I suppose at least Christmas means advent calendars and today I am really happy about that as today's products are amazing.

4 December 2014

Lip Glam review

When Birchbox sends product in my Birchbox most get used and I like them. 
But occassionally I get one that I am completely in love with and this is one of those products I will be buying more of in the Birchbox shop.

Sally's box Delight Panthenol Hydrogel Mask

I have quite a few sheets masks stashed so when Genie from Geniesfavouriteproducts, who I know from MUT, suggested that we do a #maskgeniechallenge which involves using 5 masks in 10 days I was completely on board with that suggestion.
This will be my first mask for that challenge.

Day 4 Advent Calendars

Day 4 was one of the best days so far and I am so so happy with what I have receieve today. All five products can be used, even if you one does have the strangest texture.


Yankee candles advent Calendar
This is in a pink shade  and to be honest I have stopped trying to guess the shade. It is sugary sweet though so it will be a nice scent to have in my bedroom.


The body shop advent calendar
Frosted Cranberry Shower Gel
I have this already as I bought a cranberry gift set from the body shop and I really love the scent. 
I had handwashes in a similar scent last year from their boxing day sale and really loved them so I am really happy to have this to bath in.
Such a beautiful scent.
Yummy.


Youbeauty advent calendar
Essie Nail Lacquer in Ignite the night 13.5ml
I love Essie nail polishes as they are a fairly good in terms of not chipping so receiving one in a nice glittery shade which doesn't look too childish but is fab for the festive season. 
Add to that that these can be quite expensive and this product is an all out win.


No.7 advent calendar
Youthful Eye Serum 7ml
I have tried this under my eyes this morning and for me it is a little more of an eye cream than a serum
For me, serums tend to be gel or a lighter in texture but this feels quite heavy and almost gritty in texture.
A very odd thing from a serum/cream and doesn't make me desperately want to use it but I will use it eventually.


Benefit advent calendar
Benefit Stray don't stray Light Medium
This is a eyeshadow and concealer primer in a shade (Light Medium) that is just perfect for my pale skin. this has a silky texture and blends nicely into the skin and will be great to try out.


Hard one today as everything is so fab but my top 5 are:
1. Youbeautydiscovery
2. Thebodyshop
3. Benefit
4. Yankee candle
5. No.7

Roll on tomorrow.

x-J-x

3 December 2014

Look Fantastic December 2014

My Lookfantastic box has arrived this morning and for me is a bit of a slow burner as when I first looked at it I wasn't terribly in love but the more I look the more excited I am with this box.
There are seven items and it is excellent value.

Day 3 Advent Calendars

Day 3 of advent bought better luck for me as the calendars were kind and I will use all five items.


Yankee Candle calendar
Spiced Orange tealight
I assume that it is a spiced orange candle as there is no label on the bottom but orange is the dominant scent.
Smells spicy and fruity and beautiful.


The Body Shop advent calendar
Cranberry soap
I thought this was strawberry on my youtube video but I think it is the Frosted Cranberry scent. I think I might be coming down with a cold hence the confusion.
This is a nice soap and I will use it on Edward in the bath but in general we don't use bar soap as it can be drying on the skin.


Youbeautydiscovery Advent Calendar
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Body Wash 30ml
I am not sure whether I like it or not as the bergamot seems to dominate a bit too much in my opinion. Will try it in my bath though and see what it is like.



Benefit Advent Calendar
They're Real mascara 3g
I already have a sample of this and it is nice but not amazing as I prefer  hourglass shaped wands as they seem to curl my lashes best and this one is long and thin with short stubby bristles.


No.7 Advent Calendar
Eye Colour Brush
This has soft bristles and looks okay but doesn't really scream quality at me but I will use it and it is nice to get in an advent calendar.
However I am not sure if I would buy it in a shop.


Today was hard to decide as all will be used and are pretty much equal but I like some slightly more so my order is:
1. Benefit
2. Youbeautydiscovery
3. Yankee Candles
4. The Body Shop
5. No.7

Lets hope tomorrow is even better though as I am forever the optimist.

x-J-x


2 December 2014

Memebox Special #63 Skincare Elixir

When I think of skin elixirs I think of serums and essences and ampoules so what I received in this box was surprising and when I saw the spoilers I wasn't too happy but having it here I quite like it.
This box had five items in it that ranged from twenty to forty four dollars and there was no filler products in here so that it is good.
Also all of them but one seem to show English ingredients either partially or in their entirety which is great as I am trying to find products that are not going to dry my skin out.
Now to show you what there was in the box:

Mio Double Buff

As part of my latest in beauty Dream box II box I received the Double Buff exfoliator.
I have to admit that I wasn't sure what I would think as I have never used an exfoliator which was purely an exfoliator before, my Soap & Glory cleanser had exfoliating beads in it, so I was wondering whether this would be too rough on my skin.
But below are my thoughts.

Day 2 Advent Calendars

So, I am back with day 2 and after another bad night's sleep this is another early morning opening but I am at least having better luck today even if one is still disappointing, sigh.
But I'll stop yabbering on and show you what I received.

1 December 2014

Memebox Superbox #73 F/W Natural Makeup

I seem to be bouncing back and forth between old and new Memeboxes to review and today I will review one that I only received a few hours ago and this is the fall/winter natural make up which arrived with my Skincare Elixir box.
It has six items as listed below:

Day 1 Advent calendars

I really enjoyed doing my Advent Calendars last year so I have done them again this year.
I am shocked though that it is December because I am really wondering where the year went... but, anyway, back to Day 1 of the advent calendars.

30 November 2014

Tonymoly Red Appletox Honey Cream

Memebox seem to be having an issue getting rid of the cutiepie marzia 2 boxes so have taken to several routes to get rid of the extra stock, why they ever thought getting 5k boxes in the first place is beyond me but that isn't relevant to discuss here.

But, back to topic, they decided to sell off the Tony Moly Red Appletox honey cream apples for $5 and I really couldn't resist and purchased two as they are supposed to be good for dry skin.
So I bought a couple alongside a couple of makeup items and a Benton soothing mist for $30 and also got free shipping.
But back to my thoughts on the Tonymoly Red Appletox Honey Cream.

29 November 2014

Boots' Maxfactor Christmas 2014 free gift box with purchase deal.

I like a good deal and last year Boots had great makeup deals just before Christmas and yesterday I noticed that the deal had started again for this year.
This year if  you spend £15 on maxfactor products you get the gift box for free.
 
So I leapt on the deal as I wanted the Maxfactor deal and tomorrow I might go look at the others.
But today I want to show you which Maxfactor products I bought and what I got free with those products.

Memebox superbox #75 city girl

I love my inlaws so much as they will often let me have my Christmas presents early if I want to order something and that was what happened this year.
(I d lve them for other reasons too, don't worry.)

When Memebox was still releasing boxes a month or so ago I managed to order this box and three other boxes as my present and to be honest I was torn between this and another box but as there was a similar box which was similar to this which was good I decided on this box.

I have to admit I think I ordered at the right time since they suddenly stopped releasing boxes and since then I have become so jaded by boxes I have received since then and also spoilers of other boxes that I am glad I never purchased.

But, anyway, less rambling and back to unboxing the City Girl box.

27 November 2014

Meaningful beauty products review

I've been quite lucky with the birchbloggers uk program and these are the second items that I have been sent free for review.
The first items were the LAQA & Co lip lubes and this time we went into skincare products to try and I received two items from the Meaningful Beauty which Cindy Crawford has collaborated on with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. 

Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh is a french anti ageing specialist and he has collaborated with Cindy Crawford for ten years in order to create skincare to help women get younger fresher skin than they ever thought possible.

Introducing my 2014 advent calendars

Last year I did an advent calendar opening on this blog and this year I have decided to repeat but on a bigger scale.
Last year I bought the Ciate one and the youbeauty one and this year their are four other ones and although I didn't get Ciate I did get youbeautydiscovery again, and this years calendars are as listed below:

Update from me and current Memebox issues

I just have to say that I am really sorry that I have been AWOL recently and have to address the situation that I am indeed a very bad beauty blogger.

Every November is national novel writing month.
During that time and the two camps during the spring and summer I write a novel and normally I am finished by the 17th so can give you most of my attention.

So it was rather unexpected that this time I struggled and only finished today but now I will stick with you and sort out this poor blog and give lots of new content for you lovely people.

I have so many blogposts that I want to do but if anyone has suggestions I am always open to them.
Add the suggestions below if you want a review of any products I have or if you want me to review a certain product. Money/ time permitting I am happy to give you guys what you want.
But anyway back the update.
My advent Calendar reviews will be back again this year and this year I have FIVE to compare.
I will do a post after this one to show you which ones I have and show you the back and front.
Every day I will show you what is in each box for that day and try and research the product and give price for size received.
I really enjoyed it last year and it was popular so hope you will enjoy it again this year too.

Now to the changes with my blog that will be an odd one to anyone who has been following my blog for a while or my youtube channel.
I am quite possibly taking a break, either long or short, from memebox in the new year.

I have a few boxes ordered but other than those I cannot see myself ordering for a while, although that could change.
The site is empty since they expanded into China and I feel a little like we are the child they no longer want. 

A box is released twice a week atm, if we are lucky, and with only two for sale on the site atm I have lost interest. 
Add to that the fact that the prices in the shop can often be beaten by testerkorea or beautynetkorea and I have lost interest in them.
Other issues I won't go into also contribute and in a way I feel a bit like I am breaking up with a very bad boyfriend.
Loving and sweet at first. But now things have gone sour and I am sorry to say but memebox... it's definitely not me, it's all you.

I love you guys and thank you for your support on this blog, on instagram and on my youtube channel.

x-J-x

19 November 2014

Memebox special #45 chocolate mania

This box is the second chocolate box which memebox has released and in general the sequels are not as good so I had less hope for this box than I did if it was the first of the box type.
But thankfully I was wrong and although it has a soap in it which looks like a wagon wheel (the chocolate biscuit) it is actually a really great box.

Memebox superbox #77 foot therapy

I used to have feet which were in good condition but it seemed that as soon as I decided to give my electronic foot file to my mother in law my feet decided to get their revenge on me.

So, as soon as I saw that this footcare box was on sale at Memebox I just had to have it.
Thankfully I had points so it as really cheap but even at full price this box is well worth it.

11 November 2014

Birchbox Uk November 2014

Last month's Birchbox was pretty bad for me and I was happy that this month seemed to compensate for last month.
I have to admit that I thought that last month was my last of my six month but this one was and like last time just before my subscription endedmy last box has convinced me to take another six months on my sub.
It really is a great box and has three full sized items and I will use them all as well as the other sample sized items that I received.

Lovelula November 2014

Lovelula is a box that I have had for a while now and is one that I have on a monthly sub so it must be good as normally if one has a particularly bad box I am inclined to cancel so this one being still active is a good sign.
Although last month's box wasn't my favourite this one is back to their great standard and has four great sized products and a sample and I am really happy.

Youbeautydiscovery November 2014


Normally this is a box which excites me but this month it is rather meh and to be honest the choices were a big sparse for me and in the end it was hard to choose as I wasn't sure if I wanted any but in the end I at least managed to choose two products that I will use but these two I will.
Add to that not amazing extras and I am not amazingly wowed and think this is fighting out with January for my worst box by youbeautydiscovery.

Degustabox October 2014

The last few months of Degustabox have been a bit on the fritz and for me it had been an easy decision to cancel in December however this box has very much changed my mind and I have decided to get another six months when it comes up for redemption in December.
Degustabox is a uk box which contains grocery store food products and costs £12.99 a month or £11.99 if you buy six months.
This one is the november box and contains thirteen items an extra and a voucher.

Nerdblock October 2014

I always look forward to Nerdblock and once again I am very happy to receive this box as it rocks.
Nerdblock is a box with nerdy geeky products in and always includes a T shirt. 
It ships from Canada and costs about £18 a month when converted from US Dollars ($32.49) and is always well worth the price.
This month was a collab and selected by Kevin Smith.

7 November 2014

Memebox global #16

Before all went a little wonky in memeland I received my glbal box and since this is a long delayed unboxing I have a feeling that my global 17 will be here soon.
But here are my thoughts on global 16, the slow burner box.

31 October 2014

November Memebox code

I got my memebox codes today for November.

They have changed slightly in that they are $5 off a $30 or more order before p and p on the memebox website. (they used to be used for any order).

My code is 1H7LIL and 5D0HWH  (I think you may be able to use one of each a month but not sure) and are valid between the 1st and the 30th November and is one time only use per account.

Additionally if you spend more than $100 or $150 you get an extra $5 (for orders over 100 and under 150) and $10 (when spending over 150) off your order by using my affiliate link.

This is my link:

x-J-x

*contains affiliate link*
(sorry if this post is a little confused but from what I can work out you may be able to use both of these once a month)


LIpmonthly October 2014 and extras



I have cancelled this box but I am not sure if this is my last or not. It is okay but I like others more.
This is a lip product mystery bag that comes from Canada and is about £8 or £9 a month after p and p and although it has a lot for the money it is only so so for me.
But back to this months bag as well as the three extras that they sent me for doing my youtube reviews.

Lovelula October 2014

It has been a long and odd month and this month my boxes are a little out of order so although this was one of my first boxes to arrive it will be one of the last unboxed fr you.
Lovelula is a box that concentrates on organic and natural brands and for me I always enjoy and look forward to this box.
Although this months isn't amazing I have still enjoyed the products.

29 October 2014

Glossybox October 2014

This will be my last glossybox for a while but it is a fab box so at least I finish the subscription with a bang, not a whimper.

25 October 2014

You beauty discovery October 2014

There are some companies that I have shopped with that when they mess up they blame but themselves and some say 'ok guv, we coced up let us fix it'. 
Thankfully youbeautydiscovery is firmly in the second bracket and when my box went wrong this month they fixed it fast and satisfactorily and I am one happy company.
Here is my review of my youbeautydiscovery box for October.

Memebox Special #42 OMG 3

The omg boxes are never omg enough for me but at least the third edition has once again shown that these boxes are full of useful products.
Additionally omg 4 is supposed to be really omg so I look forward to that but before then I can show you the omg 3 box
This box is fab and here are the contents:

24 October 2014

Memebox Superbox #61 My Cute wishlist 3

Sometimes a box isn't quite what the name says and this box is a good example of that. 
To most this is the 'My cute wishlist box 3' box but to me it is forever to be 'the scary dolly box'.
Or maybe with the film Annabelle at the cinema and halloween coming it is just a case of bad timing.

Memebox special #38 My mask box

Sometimes there are boxes I really enjoy and sometimes there are ones I forget about and this box is unique in that I like the contents but have still managed to forget about it.... gotta agree that isn't too smart of me but here is my review.
Better late than never.

Birchbox October 2014

I am usually totally in love with my birchboxes and looking at other people's contents I usually feel no jealousy but this month both the contents as well as the comparison with other people's boxes has left me cold.
Add to that this is my lost box of a six month sub it was wrong time to have a dud box that the rest of my other subs have kicked into submission.
The disparity in the boxes every month has finally upset me and not sure I will sign up again without a good deal.
But back to this month's box. 

This was a collaboration with CoppaFeel which is a breast cancer charity.

23 October 2014

My little box by Diane von Furstenburg October 2014


This is the most beautiful of my subscription boxes and I love that even the packaging is amazing and as you can see from this unboxing it is another great box.
A definite recommend from the two my little box that I have received especially as it is a lifestyle rather than a beauty box.
This is great for people who like a box with a slight difference and lovely french flair.

Memebox special #28 all about eyes

Memebox contacted me at the end of the last month and asked me if I wanted to be 'collaborate' with them which meant they would send me free boxes and this is the first one I got sent was this box, which is the all about eyes box.
(I have included swatches of these products at the bottom of the post)

18 October 2014

Memebox Princess Edition #2 Sleeping Beauty

I ordered this box with my Repunzel and daily dose of beauty boxes and ironically this was the one I was looking forward to yet is the one I am disappointed with.
But thankfully the value is there even if the contents surprised me slightly.

Memebox Princess Edition #3 Rapunzel

Sometimes I order a box as I am desperately in love with the idea, like the dirty gal box, but sometimes I buy the box as it makes me curious when I have points waiting to be used.
This is firmly in the second category but I am really happy I received this as it is a good box for the money and I will use everything that is in this box.

12 October 2014

Memebox global #15

The global 14 box from memebox really blew my socks off so I was really looking forward to my global 15.
Although it wasn't as wow as last month's box and didn't have any sheet masks it adds to the proof that if you ever want to try out memebox you can't really go wrong with the global boxes.
Even if you do have to wait for a while for them to be shipped.

10 October 2014

Lookfantastic October 2014


I missed out on the September box from lookfantastic so when the October one came up for sale I couldn't say no as it gave great value with the first and was full of great products.
Although this one was good I haven't rushed out to preorder november, who don't have a sub for these and can buy when you want, and not sure I will be getting it.

8 October 2014

Memebox superbox #10 snail

When I saw that some of the older boxes had restocked I really couldn't resist this box that first sold a long while ago. 
This was the first snail box and having not received a snail box before I couldn't resist buying this, although I only knew what was in this box after purchasing it and looking at other people's blogposts.
But this is a great box with four full sized items and two sheets masks.

Horror block september 2014

My horror block came on the first of October and this will be the last of my horrorblocks as I think I might sub to the arcade box instead.
But at least this one is a good box with two T shirts and I am happy with my last box.

2 October 2014

September beauty boxes

Another beauty round up and this one is for September.


This was my lovelula September box and these are fab. Everyone gets the same and it costs £12.50 a month and is always well worth it.


This is my youbeautybox and it wasn't my favourite ever box. I couldn't use one extra and the others were meh but at least the October choices were better.
This is £6.95 a month all in and you always get the value even on off months.


This is my wantable box for September and it was really fab and I loved everything I got and especially the four shade blusher palette.
This costs $50.20 to the uk and is cheaper for america and canada and other places but well worth the money.
My next one will be my November box.


I have cancelled my glossybox and October box will be my last box but this box was a good one with mainly skincare which suits me well but out of this and Birchbox month on month I much prefer Birchbox.


September also saw me receiving my first 'My little box' and I am love with it. I am still using the laptop sleeve to carry around my ipad and blogger information.


My birchbox was great again this month too and gonna resub when my prepaid sub is up for redeemption.

There are my september boxes. Missing from these is the lipmonthly box which I only reviewed on youtube as it was meh, my memebox as it hasn't arrived yet, as it only shipped on the 24th, and my love me beauty because it hasn't arrived yet because they messed up my box then messed me around all month.
Even when it arrives I might not review as I don't want to rant at you.

x-J-x







Nerdblock classic September 2014

My Nerdblock Classic for september arrived mid month and I have only just got the time to review it.
For me it was a good box but not really amazing.

Degustabox september 2014

My degustaboxes for the last few months have been rather lack lustre and I was not too sure whether there was too much excitement in this box as the last few have lacked true value but thankfully this one is a little better.
I am still not sure if I will stay with them after this prepaid sub ends but I will have to look closely at what I am receiving in the next few boxes to decide whether to carry on or not.

1 October 2014

Memebox October code

My october code arrived today and will get you $5 off any order at memebox and if you use my link you get extra money when you spend $100 or $150.
V742OX
and 
VQ1G

You can use both once in October 


Thankyou

x-J-x

30 September 2014

Memebox superbox #52 thumbs up! Beauty box

The thumbs up box was supposed to be the most asked for products but to be honest I think that there is no way that these are them and this is purely a box full of products they had excess of and wanted to put in a box.
It may sound cynical but looking at them I can't understand why I would carry on buying if this was the best of Korean beauty.

28 September 2014

Memebox superbox #53 my honey box

Some boxes disappoint and some boxes excel and this one is very firmly in the second category. 
I really love this box as there are seven full sized items in the box and I will use them all.
Add to that there is a sheet mask and a night cream and I am in a really good mood about this box.

27 September 2014

Lovelula September 2014

This month's lovelula was dedicated to organic products due to Organic week at the beginning of September and in a way I was a little concerned that the price points of the organic products.
I was worried that it would mean we ended up with tiny samples but thankfully this wasn't the case and once again Love Lula has managed to curate an amazing beauty box.

My little box 'My little Parisienne Box' September 2014


Sometimes a box comes along that wows me completely when I first get it and this month I received this box that was so wow that I was stunned and I am still over the moon with all that camein this box.
This is my 'my little parisienne box' and I am keeping everything as I am in love.

24 September 2014

Memebox special #32 omg 2

The omg one box disappointed a bit so in a way I was dreading this box and looking forward to cute 2 but in all reality this box was really good even if it wasn't omg enough and I found I was lukewarm on cute.

23 September 2014

Birchbox September 2014



I have fallen behind again as I have been ill but I hope to catch up on reviews today and tomorrow and the first review that I am bringing you is my Birchbox for this month that rocked for me for so many reasons this month.
For me this truly was a great box even if I didn't get a beauty blender as I had already received one from them.
But even without this is a great box with a happy days theme.

20 September 2014

Glossybox September 2014


My glossybox this month came in a themed box as it was the Karen Millen special edition. 
All in all I am happy with it, although I am cancelling Glossybox again as I much prefer Birchbox and want to try some of the new boxes.
However, with the glossybox new cancellation policy I will be getting one more box as I didn't cancel before the 14th... grrrr.

Memebox superbox #51 my cute wishlist 2

Everyone thought that the first cute wishlist was amazing and so did I. It was full of cute packaging and a large selection of products.
Sadly this one isn't so cute and to be honest I was debating cancelling number three but have decided to keep up but not order four when it is released.
This box cost $23 plus $6.99 p and p.

Memebox superbox #48 daily dose of beauty

I bought this box to use a code and some coupons as well as an automatic discount when I bought the princess boxes so this was a box where it almost paid for itself or did pay for itself, can't remeber which.
I didnt exactly have high hopes so it is a shock how much I actually love this box and how great the contents are, especially as I will use all the items in here.

18 September 2014

Memebox special #10 mask 4

When the restocks happen it really is a case of run run as fast as you can and luckily when a few boxes restocked on Memebox on friday I was lucky enough to grab this and second Cacao box.
It is especially great as I love masks at the moment and having already seen what was in this box I wanted it.

Memebox special #30 tea cosmetics

When I initially saw the tea box I didn't buy it and I only ended up buying this bundle as I really fancied the anti ageing 3 box and I had a few points to use so I decided to grab this bundle and I am glad I did.

Memebox superbox #50 anti ageing 3

A few weeks ago I had some points so decided to buy one of the bundles that hadn't shifted with it as nothing really appealed to me in the new boxes so I chose to buy this and tea cosmetics as I like tea as it is good as an anti oxidant and anti ageing 1 and 2 were very good.
Luckily so was anti ageing three.

Horror block august 2014

I am not feeling 100% so have I fallen a little behind on my blogposts so this is actually a review of last months Horrorblock.
This was one of the last boxes I received of my August boxes and was a good box.
This is a Canadian box and cost $32.49 American delivered to the uk. More info can be found Here

15 September 2014

September memebox codes

We have received our five dollar codes this eveing so I have decided to post them:

PSO4 is my five dollar off code

Also there are two other codes I have that last until the 29th September and one is:
AFFILIATE-6188-DCM30-JRXE and will give you $5 off on orders above $100

and the other is:
AFFILIATE-7154-BVV0T-BBSN and will give $10 off on orders above $150.

My affiliate link is here to use these codes or use one of the banners at the side.

x-J-x

11 September 2014

Degustabox august 2014

I have got a bit far behind so I need to catch up and finish off the August boxes and this box was one of the last boxes I received in August and was my degustabox.

I had a bit of a nightmare with my July box and would have cancelled after that box but as I am on a six month sub I couldn't and I am glad about that as box was okay and seven of the ten products were consumed and enjoyed pretty quickly which makes it a great box, especially as I am now desperately searching for two of those.

Wantable September 2014

I really loved my August box that marked my return back to Wantable so when the September boxes were released late August I ordered straight away and was really over the moon when I received this box.
It is my expensive box at just under thirty pounds all in, including postage, packing and all taxes, but the box is well worth it and one of my favourites.

8 September 2014

Youbeautydiscovery September 2014

This month is youbeauty discovery's 1st birthday and I was looking forward to this months selection and thought that it would be amazing but sadly it wasn't amazing and whereas some months I find it hard to chose it wasn't too hard this month and even my choices are a little meh to me.
Add to this that I can't use one extra and the other extra is a duplicate of an item I got from a latest in beauty box it isn't the greatest box for me.

Memebox scentbox #4 floral

The last scent box I received in my scentbox bundle is good value for money but is another not too exciting box. Having got them with points I am happy enough but I know for certain I won't be using one product although I think the other three products make up for it. 
This is my floral scentbox.

Memebox scentbox #6 sweet shop

I really enjoyed the first scent boxes so when these were offered I immediately purchased them as I also had points so all in all these three boxes cost me about five dollars (three pounds uk approx) including postage so either way I knew I was going to be happy but tbh I quite like these boxes and for the price of the bundle, under thirty pounds for the three boxes, even without the discount they were quite good value.

Memebox scentbox #5 tropical fruits

My scentboxes arrived last week and after a really hectic week I have finally got the time to sit down and finally write up my reviews. These were rather inexpensive boxes for me as they cost just under $5 for me for the set of three.
All in all these were great boxes and this one is my favourite with five full sized items and in this box I will use everything.

6 September 2014

August monthly boxes

I often find that the subscription boxes can get rather overwhelming if you order a lot and I probably have blog readers and you tubers viewers that feel the same so I have been doing these round up posts to show you all my August boxes.
I hope you enjoy it as much I enjoy writing it and looking back at what I received.

Memebox global #14

Around the 25th of each month I get really excited as the Memebox global boxes get shipped out and as these are generally the best bang for the buck in memeboxes I look forward to them.
Folowing this one I will be even more excited for them than normal too as this one is fab.

2 September 2014

Memebox special #21 hair & body 3


I ordered both hair and body boxes in the past and was really looking forward to seeing if this one was going to be any good after the first one was great and the second one left me lukewarm.
Thankfully, though, this one is better than the second but not as good as the third so I am glad I got it.
It has 6 full sized items and two travel sized item for the $23 plus $6.99 I paid.

Memebox special #16 omg box

There are some memeboxes that you really anticipate and that let you down. 
Sadly this box was one of those as although there are nice products the products don't match the theme as they aren't Omg.
But on the good side there are 6 full sized in here and these are nice and detailed below.

Lip monthly august 2014

I received my lipmonthly in the last few days of August and although it takes a long time to arrive from Canada it was well worth the wait this month as I received 4 nice full sized products as well as a full sized extra.

28 August 2014

Wantable makeup box august 2014


I have signed up for wantable again to see if the service will please me more this time. 
I had a bit of a nightmare last time as they insisted a brown bronzer was a blusher and a brown lipstick was a coral. 
It wasn't and I cancelled back then but after cancelling some other boxes I decided to try this out again.

So this is my August box and I have ordered a September box to see what it is like now. 
I have quite a lot of restrictions in this box and thankfully their customisation of boxes through a survey pleases me as I won't be receiving items I can't use from them such as eyeliners and bronzers thanks to ther survey where you can tell them you dislike something so you won't receive it.
But anyway, back to my box and what I received in my first box back with them.

Memebox special #17 k style


Sometimes I buy a box and don't expect much from the contents. 
I bought the k style box with low expectations as I had a coupon I wanted to use but couldn't see anything I really wanted so took a risk on this, the Memebox special #17 k style. 

This is a make up box and in general these have disappointed me. But maybe things are changing as I really like this box and is one of my favourites this month.
It has 7 full sized items and is fab.
THis box cost $23 plus $6.99 although I used points to get this box so it was cheaper for me.

26 August 2014

Lootcrate august 2014

I cancelled Lootcrate last month as the boxes haven't been great but it is just my luck that the last box is probably the best I have received and is of an equal standard to my Nerdblock this month.
I am very happy with it.

25 August 2014

Memebox superbox #41 my cute wishlist

I love all things cute and cuddly so I was really looking forward to receiving this box, especially as this box only cost just under £18 and was going to be full of cute korean beauty products.
I wasn't disappointed when it arrived and have since ordered the second and third versions of this box.

23 August 2014

Memebox special #25 traveller's beauty kit




My travellers kit was in a bundle and it arrived on monday with my superfood box.

I was looking forward to this one but it was the first one of two boxes this week that gave me a surprise as they had a leaky product. 
I have to admit that this wasn't my favourite box but I have had worse and I can use all but one item in this box so at least it is useful.

Nerdblock jr boys august 2014

As I said in the Nerdblock girls review this was a little meh this month and had lots of the same items but I will still review to show you the differences.

Nerdblock jr girls august 2014

Okay, so after managing to find my computer files after a windows update (don't ask, I thought I had lost all my files) I am back with reviews and first I am going to do the two nerdblock juniors from this month.
Sadly these were very similar this month with only two items different this month, thankly I got different variations so it isn't too bad but I have to admit they are a both meh and I will show you why.

22 August 2014

Memebox special #20 superfood

So, another review today and this one is the Memebox Special #20 Superfood.
I got this in a bundle with my traveller's beauty kit box and although the travellers didn't impress this box did.
This box cost $23 and £6.99 postage and is well worth it with 5 large full sized items and one mask.

Glossybox uk august 2014

I received my Glossybox this week and to be honest I was looking forward to it as it is their third birthday box and there were six items but to be honest all that hype has led to a disappointing box. 
It isn't really bad but my other boxes have beat it hands down this month.

Nerdblock classic august 2014

My Nerdblocks arrived this week and this is my Nerdblock Classic box for August 2014. It is an interesting box and the best of the nerdblocks so far, although I am still waiting for the Nerd Horror that ships later than the other three.

Latest in beauty glamour beauty edit summer 2014 release


I hve been eyeing this box up for a while and when they sent me a code to get ten percent off I definitely couldn't resist, especially as I have wanted to try the blusher for a while and the lipstick in this box, so I bought it.
Latest in beauty is not really strictly a subscription box as the boxes have themes and you buy the ones that you are interested in. There are no minimum terms and the contents are always revealed before you buy so you know what you are getting.

The glamour boxes are bought out multiple times in the year and have a good selection of beauty products. This one is the one released about a month ago and is still in stock as I type this and according to the card this has products worth £86.15 in it for the £16.95 price tag.

Memebox special #19 cleansing kit

I have fallen a little behind on my blogposts recently but hopefully today I can catch up and this will be the first blogpost of a few today.
Anyway, this is my Memebox special #19 cleansing kit and if you are a cleansing nut like I am you will love this as much as I love it. It has six full sized items and looks great, especially as it only cost $23 and $6.99 postage.

18 August 2014

Love me beauty august 2014

The august edition of the love me beauty came this week and although I wasn't too enthusiastic when seeing the menu or when I received it I realised that I actually quite like it. I will use all but one product and that is a great thing as sometimes products may be more in number but less in use.

Birchbox august 2014

The birchboxes have been so good the last few months that I was looking forward to it this month and once again I was looking forward to this months and once again I was not disappointed by the items in my Birchbox.

13 August 2014

Empties (skincare)

My final empties are my skincare products and as you can see it is the biggest category and also the selection I am most passionate about.

Empties (bath and shower stuff)

I don't own a working shower so all of these items are what we used in the bath since I did my last empties. By the way we used a lot.

Empties (misc)

 This is the post with items that don't fit bath products, masks, hair care or skin care. I am missing stuff hair as I think I binned some teeth stuff.

Empties (hair care edition)

With only five items in this blog post it looks like I never wash my hair. I do but I buy in bulk so it takes ages to finish as they are big bottles.

Empties (mask edition)

There are only six masks and I could have put these in with skincare but when you see skincare you may understand why I haven't.

Empties coming soon

It is been a long time since I did empties but when you see this picture you will see why. 

This month I will do them but I will split them up. I will do them in skincare, haircare, bath stuff, masks and miscellaneous and hopefully I will never get this much again.
Will also do my current favourites.

x-J-x

11 August 2014

Memebox superbox #40 pomegranate

My pomegranate box came on Friday but with everything going on and a lot of reviews to do I had yet to review it.
Add to that I was a little upset on the size of some of the 'full sized' items in the box as this was a superbox so all should be full sized but some were disappointing. 
But you will understand what I mean the more you read of this review.

Memebox special #13 cooling care

I ordered this box after seeing loads of other people's boxes and deciding to buy it too. I particularly wanted the sleep pack but all the items in this are full sized and huge, unlike the pomegranate, despite this being a special and pomegranate being a superbox.

9 August 2014

Lovelula beauty box august 2014

 My lovelula box August was collected from the post office on Friday and I was really looking forward to receiving this box as the last few have been really good and when I saw this one I was not disappointed.

Youbeautydiscovery august 2014

When the youbeautydiscovery menu dropped into my email this month I was completely over the moon.
I found last months selection didn't really appeal but this months was amazing and it was hard to pick. I am always amazed you get so much for your £6.95 and this month had items that were all worth a good amount so it was a bargain.

Memebox special #18 smile care

 

 My smile care box came on Thursday from Korea and this was a box I was really looking forward to.
I knew it would be lip and teeth care and really looked forward to using products such as propolis toothpaste or charcoal toothpaste as well as some wierd and wonderful products.
But to be honest this is a very western and tame box so if I want OMG products I will have to wait for my OMG box to arrive.
Although one product gave me a surprise and I have emailed them about that.

July beauty box comparison

 Here are my July boxes.

Love me beauty July

So, this is my last box of the month. I cancelled Love me beauty because they had gone from high end to high street and to be honest when I saw their July box it was better and I wanted the products but I was waiting for a good deal but when they offered me three boxes for £27 I thought why not. 
So this is the first of my three boxes and at the end of these I will assess again.

But this is my first box of the three and I have ordered my August box which is a little meh with mostly makeup and mostly eye makeup. 
But back to my July box.

8 August 2014

Memebox giveaway


Memebox contacted me yesterday to do a giveaway for my readers and youtube viewers.
They asked me to run a contest to select three winners and each will received one free box.

For prizes I have been given:

2 x Memebox Superbox #31 Herbal Cosmetics (2 winners will win one of these)

Superbox #31 Herbal Cosmetics

1 x  Dermocosmetics 2 Box (my third winner will win this)


Superbox #34 Dermocosmetics 2

So here is my contest below and the rules.


First you must signed up on memebox on their website here in order to enter this competition.

Then you can get extra entries by tweeting your entry to my contest, following me on twitter and adding a comment to this blogpost in the comments below telling me what your favourite memebox has been so far.

If you haven't bought one yet you can also tell me what your favourite one on the site is at the moment.
* Note : they can only ship to 44 countries so you can only enter if you reside in one of these countries to enter this giveaway. Click here to see the list of countries.
 

The contest is for the time specified on my rafflecopter below.
When the contest ends I will select three winners and will email them asking for their name, full postal address, phone number and for the email address that they have signed up to memebox with. 

I will give the winners 24 hours to respond with these details after I email them and if they do not respond I will select another winner from the remaining entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to my winners and hopefully they will let me do more in the future

Anyway, ty, for reading.
I hope you like this competition, which is my first ever contest on my blog.

x-J-x

*I am getting no reward for this competion and memebox are providing the prizes directly from them. I am purely doing this because I love you guys.*

7 August 2014

Memebox global #13


My Memebox global number thirteen arrived late last month and was second to last of my July boxes.
The global boxes are the closest thing to a monthly box that Memebox do as they come out on the 24th of the month every month and so far this is upto January.
In my opinion these and the luckyboxes are probably the best place for new members of Memebox start if you have no issues or preferences and were where I started as at the time these were the only boxes sold by Memebox.

But back to the box that was shipped on the 24th July. This is my global #13.

5 August 2014

LAQA & Co lip lube pencils

Okay so this week started out really well, better than the whole week last week, as I received the LAQA & Co lip lube pencils that I won in a #birchbloggersUK competition at the end of last week.

I was lucky enough to receive two full sized products and I have done two very basic looks with these products.
I have to admit I rarely wear more than a dash of lipstick and mascara and with a heatwave and limited sight I have composed two looks that are easy to wear and easy to do, even if you have limited sight like I do.

But back to the beautiful lip products that are really pleasing this lip product obsessive.

2 August 2014

Memebox superbox #31 herbal cosmetics


My Herbal Cosmetics memebox arrived a while ago and I am sorry about the delays in my reviews the last few weeks but hopefully I will get back on track.
Anyway, here is my review for my Herbal Cosmetics box that I love love love.
But why did I love it so much and what did I receive?

Lipmonthly July box


My favourite box this month was rather unexpected as Lip Monthly had some issues with their June boxes so when I received my July box I actually signed up for 4 months as it was amazing. 
Additionally, this box is actually my second cheapest subscription despite it coming from Canada as it is about £8 a month when I signed up for four.
But why am I so happy and what product in this box was my best red lipstick ever?

Degustabox July 2014


Okay we'll go from a box that makes me go yay to a box that sucks this month
I have to admit that some of the reason it sucks is because my first box was destroyed and I stayed in three days to receive it which sucked. 
But to be honest if the box was amazing I could forgive but sadly it isn't amazing either.
But, what was in it?