Glossybox | June 2014

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June Glossybox
June Glossybox


Today I'm going to show you my June Glossybox in a quick little post. Here's what I got.

Rituals Qi Gong Organic White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren 24h Antiperspirant This was the first thing I noticed when I opened up my Glossybox and I'm really happy I got this little one. It has come just in time for my Summer holiday and it smells gorgeous! I haven't used it yet because I'm saving it for my travels, so I'm not sure how it lasts etc. Lets just hope its a good'n, I don't want to be stinking up the place in Tunisia haha!

So Susan Universal Blush This little blush is a gorgeous rose pink in the cutest little box. I have never heard of So Susan before, but I was excited to give this one a go. I have used it and it's very pigmented and has great colour pay off. It really needs blending in though, as it does come out pretty bright. After using this, the pan it's in, did have some excess blush on the top so watch out for that one, it could get a little messy!

Ego QV Skin Lotion This little one is used to sooth skin, relieve and treat dermatitis, eczema and other dry skin conditions. I don't suffer from dry skin or eczema, but I thought it might be handy for sunburn, so I have packed it along with my holiday toiletries. 

Teez Beautiful Eyes Flat Stiff Brush I opened this up and was immediately excited by the colourful brush, I have never heard of this brand before but I'm excited to give this a go. It's a little shorter than my usual Real Techniques and MAC eye brushes, but it's so pretty and compact. The brush itself isn't as soft as Real Techniques but I think it would be great for packing on your base colour, I was even thinking of using it as a concealer brush. 

Nail Girls 3-in-1 Base/ Top coat & Nail Strengthener Now this one didn't excite me because I love using my OPI base and Seche Vite top coat. I would of loved a colour polish instead. I also haven't heard of the brand, so I don't know if it's any good or not. That's one thing about Glossybox that kind of frustrates me, they don't really give you well known products a lot. I know it's about trying new brands but I love a good quality product you know you're going to love. I have tried this one and my polish came out a little bumpy, I don't think it was the colour either so I'm guessing it was from this. 

All in all I'm pretty happy with this 'get ready for summer' box, it really has come at the perfect time right before my holiday. I'd love it if Glossybox started to give you more well know products like Birchbox do, but I can't complain for £10!

 Let me know if you like this kind of quick little type of Glossybox post, or you prefer lots of pictures etc. 


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The Body Shop Haul

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The Body Shop Haul

I didn't mean for this to happen, but when you wonder onto The Body Shop website and see massive sale signs and discount codes then, what is a girl to do eh? SHOP!
Recently my skin has been playing up and I've tried soooo many different lotions and potions, until a couple of you guys recommended the Tea Tree range from The Body Shop on Twitter.
So here's what I got lovelies...

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool Creamy Wash
Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash I purchased this one because I noticed a few people mentioned that the ordinary Tea Tree wash was a bit drying, so I opted for this one. I have used this for about a week now and it's not drying in the slightest, thank god! It's also very refreshing and gorgeously creamy without being over moisturising for your blemished skin. It's still only early days but I'm really enjoying this wash.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner Of course after a cleanse you need to close those pores back up, so no excess dirt can get in. I chose the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner as it's suitable for blemished skin and claims to remove impurities and help give clearer looking skin. This toner smells pretty strong, so this may be a concern for some people, I don't mind too much. I love using a toner because it really helps you remove any excess makeup/dirt after cleansing, that you can't see. The only thing with this one is, I've noticed that at the bottom of the bottle, a kind of powder I guess forms and it really needs to be shook hard to mix it all up before use, I'm not sure if this is supposed to happen or not. 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion I've always been a bit nervous of moisturisers when my skins playing up, because I think the last thing my skin needs is for me to clog it up with a moisturiser, surely that's going to cause more spots. I know this is wrong and moisturising is very important for all skin types, so the last step of my new daily skincare regime is the Tea Tree Skin Clarifying Lotion. I wasn't too nervous to try this because of the Tea Tree which is known to help clear blemishes and excess oil, so I'm pretty excited to try this one and hopefully I have found my perfect moisturiser. After using this for the past week I have noticed that this moisturiser leaves my blemished skin feeling super soft and doesn't leave me with an oily shine.

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
Seaweed Pore - Cleansing Facial Exfoliator I've been meaning to get a good exfoliator for a month or two now because this is often a step I forget about. I wanted something that would help get rid of any dead skin and impurities, but also wouldn't be too harsh and 'upset' my troublesome skin at the moment. This sounded perfect as it's for oily/combination skin. The little granules in this exfoliator aren't to harsh and the almost gel type cream seems very moisturising, I haven't used this yet but I'm sure I'll let you know how I get on, once I've gave it a go.

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream
Almond Hand & Nail Cream I've just run out of my Soap & Glory Hand Food, so I was in the market for a new hand cream. My hands get very dry at work and my nails get ruined, so I wanted something to help. This sounded great as it's for hands and nails. This is a lovely cream to use and it does really add moisture, my nails also feel a lot stronger and look more healthy and shiny. The only thing I can say I'm not too keen on about this cream, is the packaging. I think the packaging looks lovely but the fact that it's not hard plastic, makes me feel like it can get pierced very easily if I just throw it in my bag, I don't know about you but I don't fancy hand cream all in my bag! Also the lid is pretty annoying to put back on again. 

The Body Shop Born Lippy Strawberry Lip Balm
Born Lippy Strawberry Lip Balm I have also just run out of my Burt's Bees Mango lip balm so I needed a new one. I used to be obsessed with the Born Lippy Strawberry Pot Lip Balm, as it smelt amazing. I then noticed this stick and thought I had to give it a go. I love this one because it has the same strong strawberry scent, but it's in the more practical stick form. Also it's more moisturising too!

So that's everything I purchased on my recent www.thebodyshop.co.uk visit. I hope you have enjoyed seeing everything I got and maybe I have inspired you to take a wonder into The Body Shop, Thanks for reading.

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Soap & Glory | No Clogs Allowed

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Recently my skin has been very troublesome, I have never really had problematic skin but I just cant shift these spots at the moment! I'm getting breakouts not only in the usual T-Zone but also my cheeks which is very odd for me. I've become very fed up with my skin and it's troubles recently and have been trying out new things to help me out. On my quest to find the perfect skin care, I stumbled across this little mask, Soap & Glory's No Clogs Allowed.

Soap and Glory describe this as being a 'Super self heating deep pore detox mask' Now this sounded perfect for what I needed, a good deep clean to get all the ickyness out! This mask is for oily/combination skin types, and this is how S&G describes how it works, 'deep cleans, melts away pore-plugging sebum and softens keratinised skin cells to prevent breakouts and blemishes.' Sounds good right!?

Let's see how I got on. 
To use this, you need to massage a grape sized amount onto your face, then wet your hands and scrub until the cool green turns blue and you feel the mask heating up. Now this all sounded kind of strange to me you have to wet the mask once it's on your face? Isn't that how we remove the mask! Anyway I did as I was told and before I knew it, the mask did turn slightly blue as I dabbed a little water on top and scrubbed away. 


As soon as you apply this thick, creamy/clay feeling mask onto your face, it does start heating up in a nice way, and not a 'Oww my face, I'm meeelting!' kind of way some masks can! The heat stops after around 30 seconds and you're left to enjoy the light feeling, creamy mask without burning or drying and cracking up! 

After removing the mask my skin felt baby soft, clean and smooth to touch. my skin isn't over oily but it can get a little oily during the day, I found this mask to remove all excess oil without drying my skin, it really brings your skin back to a nice normal 'default setting' softness. 

I always think you can tell how a mask has worked the morning after. When I woke up my skin was still baby soft and no excess oil at all which was pretty impressive, it kept the oil away during a whole nights sleep. This mask wasn't a massive miracle worker or anything, but I was impressed with the way it balanced out any oil in my skin without drying, and managed to keep my skin feeling great all night. My spots and blemishes obviously hadn't disappeared, but I have noticed a slight reduction after using this mask. 

Overall I think this mask is a lovely cleansing mask, that doesn't strip your skin and isn't super harsh. It's not a miracle worker, but it's a great standard mask to have in your collection to restore softness and balance in your skin. 

Ingredients |  Zeolite, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pumice, Laureth-3, Silica, Dipropylene glycol, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed ) Oil, Jojoba esters, Parfum (Fragrance), Salicylic acid, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

£11.50 boots.com

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TAG | This or That Beauty Tag

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So the lovely Livia tagged me in the This or That beauty tag. I thought this one looked pretty fun so I'm giving it a go. This tag consists of 40 questions asking you to choose 'this or that' funnily enough! So here I go..

Makeup
Blush or Bronzer | BLUSH
Lipgloss or Lipstick | LIPSTICK
Eyeliner or Mascara | MASCARA
Foundation or Concealer | FOUNDATION
Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow | NEUTRAL
Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow | PRESSED
Brushes or Sponges | BRUSHES

Nails
OPI or China Glaze | OPI
Long or Short | SHORT
Acrylic or Natural | NATURAL
Brights or Darks | BRIGHTS
Flower or No Flower | NO FLOWER

BODY
Perfume or Body Spray | PERFUME
Lotion or Body Butter | EITHER
Body Wash or Soap | BODY WASH
LUSH  or Other Bath Companies | EITHER

FASHION
Jeans or Sweatpants | JEANS
Long Sleeve or Short | SHORT
Dresses or Skirts | BOTH
Stripes or Plaid | PLAID
Flip Flops or Sandals | SANDALS
Scarves or Hats | BOTH
Studs or Dangle Earrings | STUDS
Necklace or Bracelet | BRACELET
Heels or Flats | BOTH
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots | RIDING
Jacket or Hoodie | BOTH
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe | FOREVER 21
Abercrombie or Hollister | EITHER
Saks 5th or Nordstrom | EITHER (Never Been)

HAIR
Curly or Straight | STRAIGHT
Bun or Ponytail | EITHER
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clip | BOBBY PINS
Hairspray or Gel | HAIRSPRAY
Long or Short | LONG
Light or Dark | LIGHT BROWN
Side Sweep Bangs or Full Bangs | SIDE SWEEP
Up or Down | EITHER

RANDOM
Rain or Shine | SHINE
Summer or Winter | BOTH
Fall or Spring | BOTH
Chocolate or Vanilla | CHOCOLATE
East Coast or West Coast | I'M IN THE UK!

I Tag | DANIELLE
   EMMA
    SARAH
    KERRY

I hope you've enjoyed this fun little tag, feel free to do it yourself.

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