Birchbox – January 2017 Review

January can be a dull month. The Christmas holidays are over, the decorations are down, and the mornings seem darker than ever. Cue Birchbox to brighten up your day with a box full of beauty treats and help banish those January blues!

For £12.95 Birchbox delivers a monthly box chocful of beauty products – including samples and full sized items – for you to put to the test. It’s a great way of discovering new brands and trying out the latest launches. The January theme is ‘Sprinkle Happiness’ but have Birchbox managed to bring some happiness into my life with this month’s box? Read on to find out!

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YOU Beauty Box December 2016

For their December box YOU Beauty have teamed up with the experts at Feel Unique to bring us their Party Prep Edit; a selection of products themed around Christmas parties and pampering. There were some great products and as I anticipated that a few of them would sell out quickly I ordered my box as soon as I could!

As a Gold Subscriber I get to choose four products for £10.95 so read on to find out what made it into my box this month.

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Birchbox – July 2016 Review

My first beauty box review this month is July’s Birchbox, which landed on my doorstep this month in a burst of colour!

This month’s box is a collaboration with a Millie Macintosh, which I guess if you follow celebrities is supposed to make you jump up and down with excitement, but other than knowing she was once married to Professor Green i’m not at all familiar with the former reality TV star. That said, it is a pretty looking box with a stellar line-up of treats so without further ado let’s take a peek inside.

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Nail Art for Dummies – Nail Stamping

One form of nail art I’ve been itching to try for months is nail stamping. This technique allows you to reproduce intricate images on your nails that would otherwise be impossible to do freehand.

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When I received the very pretty LOLA Makeup nail polish from this month’s Libbie Club I knew the delicate blue shade would make the perfect background for some stamping and that it would suit a number of colours and designs, so I immediately went out and picked up a kit. I was also keen to share my experience and step by step tutorial with you.

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Selfridges Summer Beauty Box 2015

If there’s one thing Selfridges beauty department really knows it’s how to source the latest beauty must-haves and ensure their beauty hall is home to the best, most luxurious brands around. Therefore it’s not rocket science to assume that any beauty box baring the Selfridges name is going to be amazing.

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When I heard the Selfridges Summer Beauty Box was returning and that it would be jam packed with several beauty essentials from an array of cult brands AND with a combined value of £176 for only £40, I didn’t hesitate to place an order. So now it has arrived let’s take a peek at the contents!

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Wedding season is in full swing and with lots of organising to be done and decisions to be made, from dresses and flowers, to seating plans and menus, it can be a stressful time. With that in mind, I’m here to make at least one aspect of the day easier with a guide to the perfect Bridesmaid gifts, which also includes few offers. You may even want to treat yourself too once you’ve seen the products I’ve included!

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Glamour Summer Beauty Edit

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Summer officially began on June 1st and with a new season of course comes a new Glamour Beauty Edit box from our beauty box favourites Latest in Beauty. The Glamour Summer Beauty Edit is chocful of gorgeous beauty must-haves handpicked my Glamour Magazine editor Alessandra Steinher. From this season’s trendiest colours to your summer holiday travel essentials this is a must for all beauty afficionados!

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Nails of The Day – Nails Inc Chelsea Physic Garden

With Spring being almost with us I’ve noticed a lot of nail brands are unveiling pastel and candy-coloured ranges, and two collections that have particularly caught my eye in recent weeks are from Barry M and Zoya. Getting ready for a recent Blogger Meetup in Manchester I decided to take inspiration from these ranges and delved into my collection, digging out a gorgeous light blue Nails Inc polish.

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