Friday, 26 September 2014

BIRCHBOX UK September 2014

The theme of this month's BirchBox is 'HAPPY DAYS' which is a nostalgia-filled box inspired by the back to school season featuring special edition packaging. I was really looking forward to receiving my box this month as it was the first time I got to choose a product to be in my box. I chose the Power Lash mascara by Model Co. This is by far my favourite box so far, of course because it includes the Beauty Blender which I have been wanting to try for a while now. I have enjoyed trying out all of the products I received this month.

What was in my box this month:

Birchbox Happy Days Photo Clip

I think the value of the box this month is amazing, considering BirchBox is a £10 monthly subscription, the beauty blender alone is worth £26! There wasn't a product in this box that I haven't enjoyed using, I wasn't a big fan of the dried pineapples though.
I really think BirchBox outdid themselves this month  for the quality of products and I can't wait to see what's ins store for next month.

If you sign up to BirchBox before the end of September you will receive a Beauty Blender in your box. You will also receive £5 worth of points to spend in the BirchBox shop by signing up through this link:

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Illamasqua summer sale buys.

I managed to limit myself to only picking up 3 items in the recent Illamasqua sale. The 3 products i chose are ones I've had my eye on for a long time:

Complement Palette £34 (£15 in the sale)
Precision Ink in 'Havok' £20 (£7.50 in the sale)
Nail Varnish in 'Pink Raindrops' £14.50 (£5 in the sale)

My favourite purchase is the precision ink which is a gorgeous burgundy/ox blood colour, very pigmented and easy to work with. The complement palette is nice but the colours aren't as strong as I was expecting. The nail varnish is a disappointment however as I find it to be very gloomy and it doesn't seem to dry properly which is a shame as it's such a pretty colour. I am glad I didn't pay the full price. I can't wait for the Illamasqua Christmas sale.