December glossy box review

I was excited about this months glossy box as I had been purchasing gifts for everybody else it was nice to receive a present for myself πŸ˜‚

This months box contained: charcoal toothpaste, a lipstick, eyeliner, eyeshadow and some nao bay gel to milk cream. Firstly the charcoal toothpaste aims to whiten your teeth… I have tried various tooth whitening methods including: coconut oil pulling, baking soda and various other strange ways. This toothpaste is obviously black which is quite alarming at first, but my teeth have become slightly whiter although I would recommend using this charcoal toothpaste once a day due to sensitivity being felt when using twice a day. 

The lipstick in this months box is a lovely neutral nude colour  (laqa & co, in daydream), which I have used when my eye make up is dark e.g. smoky eyes. The lipstick is smooth and colour lasts a long time.The Steve Laurant eyeliner is very good, leaves a neat thin line above the eye, and useful for doing those perfect flicks. The small eyeshadow pallette is ideal as it can fit in any handbag and gives instructions on how to co plete your desired look. Now lastly the nao bay gel to milk is a product that I havent got round to using yet, therefore I will not review this product. 

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Each month I receive the above box with five beauty products inside! I used to subscribe a few years ago, then stopped for a while until recently. I decided that I could do with some pampering. When you receive the box you can log into your account and answer surveys in order to gain glossy dots, once you have a 1000 glossy dots you receive a box for free. Β To help ensure you get products which are suitable for you, you can select your skin colour, skin type and hair colour in order to get products which suit you. You can even select which scents you prefer. I will admit some products I have not used or given away but the majority of them have helped build up my make up collection. In some boxes you also get hair products which can be very handy if you want to try something new, previously I have received invisi bobbles which resemble part of a telephone cord, shampoo, hair serums, and small hair brushes (very handy for handbags). With each box you receive a leaflet which explains how the products can be used and where they can be purchased from, including cost.

Please see below for the lush items I had in my box this month!!

 

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My favorite item in this months box was the candyfloss sports effect lip balm, this can be purchased from sports direct for Β£4.99.You can also order boxes for people as Christmas presents which is ideal for those ladies that are hard to buy for!!

 

I look forward to my box each month, if you love beauty please check out glossy box you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘One small, positive blog post in the morning can change your day’.Β 

Today I have decided to blog as much as possible for two reasons.

  1. To set myself a challenge
  2. To spread awareness of anxiety.

I will blog all day, I intend to refresh and remind people what I blog about, spread awareness of anxiety, have a laugh and maybe throw a few beauty tips in too! I will post pictures and give ideas to help distract people from anxiety, panic and worry.

Now take a look at this old photo. Here I am young with not a care in the world listening to my music!! First tip of the day is to dig out old pictures! You could spend hours looking through pictures and smiling at the memories, this will distract you from anxiety and encourage you to embrace all the good times 😊

Another tip taken from the photo, listen to music 🎡 I have clearly loved listening to music from a young age. Music can help distract you from everything for a while. I occasionally put my headphones in while pottering around in the house. Music can help you reflect and gives you time out to think! Start by downloading an uplifting playlist heres a few tunes from mine.

  1. Amazed- Lonestar
  2.  My girl-Temptations
  3. Mirrors- Justin Timberlake 
  4. A sky full of stars- Coldplay

Now get your photos out pop your headphones in and have a wonderful day 🎧🎡😊

Me, stripped down

A very honest and open account of my looks and body!

I love a good picture of myself (very vain I know). When someone takes a pic of me I like to makesure it gets me at a good angle and sometimes not looking at the camera. In todays society women have a pressure to look a certain way with make up ‘on point’, the latest fashion and have time to keep that bod in check. One thing I am not is fake, my hair is naturally curly and frizzy, I used to exercise all the time, and cannot afford designer clothes. My confidence on the whole is low which looking at my pictures you wouldnt think so. I am not great at doing make up, I can do the basics but you will never catch me watching make up tutorials ever, I cannot think of anything worse and am not afraid to admit it! I love having my hair coloured and will leave it natural sometimes to maintain the condition. One tip for curly haired ladies, use sea salt spray, I swear by Charles Worthington style setter sea salt spray. It leaves your hair looking less frizzy and defines the curls. Most of the time I straighten my hair but always use a deep conditioning mask twice a week.

 I have to say I am grateful for my sisters one is good at make up and the other hair, so occasionally I do look glam thanks to them!

Still my confidence is generally low, even though my body isn’t that bad it could do with some toning up definately! I used to go to the gym four times a week then swim for half an hour after, but I have to be honest I hated it and was bored. When I moved in with my partner I didn’t join a gym as they were so expensive, instead I went running and enjoyed this as I keep fit while my mind is able to be free from srress and worry. I still run now and also walk my puppy archie at least once a day.

I am aware of my appearence and try to look after my skin. I get spots like everybody else and hate them! One thing I do splurge on is a good foundation, I use double wear by estee lauder for a long lasting finish.

So that has been an overview of my body, hair and looks. Overall my confidence is growing steadily and although I would change lots about my appearence, I am grateful for my natural hair and my lack of make up!!

One tip for you all put positive quotes on every mirror you own 😍