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October 2014

Beauty Boxes

Glossybox October 2014 Review

October 29, 2014
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It’s not secret that Glossybox and I have had our ups and downs over the last 6 months and despite cancelling my box I’ve somehow still ended up subscribing. Thankfully they’ve managed to win me over with this month’s Pop Art theme which has been absolutely fantastic and well worth my monthly sub. This first thing that’s a little different about this month’s box, is that the product card you usually receive is now online. Great if you can keep…

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Make-up

Hershey’s and Pepsi Flavoured Lotta Love Lip Balms

October 28, 2014
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I’m an avid collector of flavoured lip-balms, I think it’s because it reminds me of being a pre-teen and spending my hard earned pocket money on the little tubs from The Body Shop, so when I saw this set of four Hersheys balms for only £2.99 in my local B&M  I snapped it up right away! I thought at first they were import Lipsmackers, but they are made by a company called Lotta Luv who actually license lip balms from quite a few…

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Lifestyle

Adventures in Rotterdam

October 27, 2014
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  I’m finally back and recovered from my latest trip to the mainland to see my other half, and thought I’d share some of my favourite moments from the trip to cheer me up. Considering how many times I’ve been to Rotterdam now I realised that I’d not seen quite a few of it’s more famous landmarks, so we took a stroll through the north of the city centre where you can find the famous floating cube houses. Just across the…

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Vegan, Vegetarian

The Vegan Kind #TVK12 October Box Review

October 19, 2014
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I have a slight confession to make in that I actually received this box about a week and a half ago and I’m afraid that I can’t keep using the “puppy” as a good enough excuse for not blogging more frequently! (Although that is totally the truth) I’ve had a busy month so far in terms of work which is great, but unfortunately this means a few late nights and my inability to want to sit in front of the…

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Empties

Summer Empties 2014 – Body

October 15, 2014
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Since I’ve been away from blogging for what seems like almost all of Summer, I’ve had a whole host of empties collecting dust in my craft room waiting to be photographed and reviewed, so instead of your typical May, June, July empty post, I’ll be posting the products I’ve used up over this summer over the next few weeks as we move into those horrible dark evenings and frosty mornings. Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Shower Gel & Body Lotion Impressions:…

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Skincare

Free L’Occitane Hand Cream with Marie Claire

October 14, 2014
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It’s delicious freebie time and this month you can pick up a free L’Occitane Hand Cream with any copy of Marie Claire. If you’ve not tried any of their hand creams, now is probably the time. They are absolutely gorgeous and leave hands feeling wonderfully soft without the sticky residue of most creams. This month there will be four to choose from, classic Shea Butter and the limited edition scents: Vanilla Bouquet, Delightful Rose and Zesty Lime each worth an…

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Tags

The Make-up Addict Tag

October 8, 2014
The Make-up addict tag

We were tagged by the lovely Jaq at Lazy Days Beauty (you can read her answers here) and we have to say we’re feeling quite guilty at admitting to quite how much make-up we have accumulated and just how deep the cosmetic addiction goes. Not guilty enough to stop us buying more though!   What product do you still keep buying more of despite having plenty in your collection? Gem: Er. Everything? Lipsticks and palettes are probably the products I find…

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Lifestyle

Pretty Budget Stationary by Wilkinsons – Balance Collection

October 3, 2014
Wilkinsons Budget Pretty Stationary

Balance Weekly Planner Pad [£1.00] Balance  A5 Notebook [£1.50] Balance A5 Ring-bound Notebook [£1.50 – not available online] Balance Set of Three Shopping List Notebooks [£0.75] Balance Handbag Pen [£2.00] Just when I thought I had successfully navigated September’s “Back to School” without a massive and unnecessary stationary haul… I get a lot of my stationary from Wilkinsons, they always have office necessities and lovely non-necessities at much lower prices than WH Smiths, Paperchase and Staples. I found this whole pretty…

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