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Glossybox November Edition

A few years ago I was obsessed with beauty subscription boxes, but after a while I always ended up disappointed in the products I received.

 After seeing some recent reviews on Glossybox, I decided to sign up again and see what they had to offer. The subscription starts at £10.00 a month, with options to pay for one, three, six or twelve months. With some subscription boxes charging a lot more than this, I was interested to see what kind of products would be inside.

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As always the box looked beautiful and sleek, the soft pink colour theme is still my absolute favourite. I was so excited to unbox this Glossybox after hearing a rumour of what I would find inside.

It is safe to say I was pleasantly surprised. Here is a sneak peak of what you will find inside this month’s Glossybox.

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Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Venus

I had previously seen that they were featuring Huda Beauty products in the months edition and I was so happy with the Liquid Lipstick I received. The colour is absolutely perfect for an everyday wear and it is very long lasting. I think it is worth buying the box for this product alone as the RRP is usually £18.00.

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Stylondon Eyeshadow Palette – Eaton Square

This brand is one that I have never personally tried, but I am in love with the colours of this palette. They are also really pigmented which I love. These tones are perfect for the winter months and Christmas period. I can’t wait to test this product out and see how long the colours last.

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Palmers Coconut Butter Formula Mini 24 Hour Formula

I have always loved Palmers products so I was really happy to receive this inside the box. It is only a 30g tub which is the perfect size for popping in your handbag. I could smell this product all day as it is absolutely gorgeous!

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Context Micro-Derm Regenerator

As you may know I absolutely love anything to do with skincare, so I was so excited to try out this product. I love how light this product feels on your skin. It definitely removes all the dirt and nastiest from your skin. This product is also cruelty and perfume free. I can’t wait to try this product out for the rest of the month.

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Eyeko London Fat Liquid Eyeliner in Black

This product couldn’t have come at a better time as I am in need of a new eyeliner. I love this brand and I was pleased to try out this product. The felt tip applicator makes the product really easy to use. This eyeliner didn’t smudge either which is always a bonus!

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Chloe Eau De Parfum Sample

This was such a lovely addition to the box. I had never tried this perfume before and I was definitely missing out. The perfume gives off a soft powdery and fresh scent to it, which works wonders. I will definitely be taking this sample along with me in my handbag. 

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It’s safe to say that I really enjoyed receiving and opening this month’s Glossybox and I look forward to seeing what next months edition brings.

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Health & Beauty Bristol Blogger Event

I recently attended a Blogging event in which Health and Beauty bloggers and brands met to collaborate and socialise with each other.

The event was held at the Bristol City Centre Marriott Hotel. On arrival we were greeted with an amazing spread of delicious sweets and treats. I was so impressed with the decor in the hotel. The room we used was themed with Bristol’s greatest attractions and some incredible artwork. Below is a feature wall which I automatically fell in love with. 

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Not only was the atmosphere incredible, but the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Bristol, then I would definitely recommend you check out this hotel as it’s in the perfect location and you will get a real taste of Bristol

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I really enjoyed socialising with other bloggers and it was great to hear what others are truly passionate about. Along with meeting like minded bloggers, there were some really great local based brands at the event. The brands featured at the event were Amphora Aromatics, The Somerset Toiletry Company, Shy Mimosa Perfumery, Scentered, Grace Emmerson and The Pilates Room. All of which were incredibly friendly. I can’t wait to try out some of their lovely products for myself. 

 

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Thank you so much to Heather Cowper for organising the event. It was a really good opportunity to socialise and collaborate with some brilliant people. I’d also like to thank The Marriot Hotel for having us all, it was a great evening and I really enjoyed myself.

If you’re currently starting up your own blog then I would definitely recommend attending a local blogging event in your area. It’s a great place to pick up tips from like minded people and help get your name out there.

 

 

 

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Estée Lauder Beauty Blogging Event.

This week I was given the amazing opportunity to attend an Estée Lauder beauty blogging event in Cardiff. Estée Lauder has been one of the biggest skincare, makeup and fragrance companies for over 60 years and this event was a great way for me to gain some insight into the company and the products on offer.

Not many people know this, but Estée Lauder is home to 26 brands including MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Michael KorsThe success of the company is huge and with Kendal Jenner as the new face of Estée Lauder, already gaining them 50,000 new instagram followers, the only way is up for this beauty company.

When I arrived at the blogging event I was welcomed by the organiser Rebecca, who explained to me that we would be trying out some of the skincare products, along with the makeup range which I was very excited about!

The first products we looked at were the latest fragrances, the original Modern Muse and  newest woody scent, Modern Muse Chic. Both of these fragrances smelt lovely, but my favourite was the original Modern Muse. Rebecca explained to us how the scents were made up of two different notes, which meant that it appealed to more diversity of women. She also explained how the name of the fragrance was chosen as it is inspirational for women, which I feel gave the perfume more of a personal touch.

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If you’re thinking of trying out a new fragrance then I definitely recommend this to you! If you visit Boots in St Davids Cardiff, there is an iPad next to the display which helps you decide which fragrance best fits your personality.

Next up it was time to look at the skincare range, something I was looking forward to as I always suffer with bad skin and was interested to see what products they had on offer. The beauty consultants reminded us that preparing your skin before applying makeup was very important, as well as the removal of makeup at the end of the day. I tend to be quite good when it comes to take off my makeup properly, and spending money on products which will help my skin look beautiful is something I am always willing to do.

We were shown a range of skincare products, but my favourite seemed to be the Perfectly Clean range. Perfectly Clean is available in three different forms; a cream (perfect for dry skin), a gel (for oily skin) and a foam (for anyone to use). This product is a toner which is used to help your skin maintain it’s natural pH levels which is important when applying heavy foundations as it helps your makeup look more natural. Each version of the product helps different skin types which is great as it is suitable for everyone.

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Another skincare product which I was impressed with was the award winning Advanced Night Repair Serum. The bottle may seem small but you only need five small drops and you’re sorted, leaving the product to last for a long while.This product not only helps keep skin protected and glowing, but it can also be used to refresh your makeup.

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After sitting down and hearing about the products, it was only right that we tried them out for ourselves in order to get an honest opinion. Our makeup was stripped off and our skin was treated with these wonderful products. The routine applied on my face felt refreshingly light and surprisingly for me, I wasn’t embarrassed to walk around bare faced. I have even decided to attach a photo of me without any makeup on.

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So after our skin was prepped and ready to go, we headed down to the beauty counter to get our foundation matched and our makeup reapplied. Julie was the woman who applied my makeup for me, and she was very friendly and helpful. Before this experience I always felt cautious when walking up to makeup counters, but I now know this was silly mistake to make as everyone I met was lovely. Julie decided to go with a Pure Coloured Envy Impassioned with a Coral lip liner (which is my new favourite) along with a modern wing.

After our makeup was done we were presented with some lovely freebies, which included some of the skincare products I mentioned earlier on in the blog. I was very happy with the result and the day as a whole. The event was great and I am looking forward to my next beauty blogging event!

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