Glossybox June 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Glossybox June 2017 was dedicated to a laid-back summer look with a specific “picnicking” theme. The box was as always the standard pink Glossybox and other than the expected products there was also a small booklet with an extract from “Wilde Like Me”, a book coming soon by blogger Louise Pentland.  It’s a very nice little addition, something small to have when you are out in the sun to read and see if you like this book or author enough to purchase theRead more

What is “sensitive skin”? What are the causes and what can we do?

Do you think you have sensitive skin? Or have you been diagnosed with sensitive skin? Sensitive skin is a very complex subject with about 70% of the population believing to have sensitive skin.[1] Medical science classes sensitive skin as a condition rather than a disease and some research studies go as far as distinguishing between skin reactions as subjective and objective. Subjective reactions are the ones said to be influenced by personal feelings, tastes, opinions etc whereas objective are the ones causedRead more

Birchbox June 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Birchbox June 2017 was all about making the transition into summer. The theme was “Daytripping”, celebrating holiday destinations within the UK. There was no box this month but rather a Birchbox bag which was apparently inspired from the Brighton beach. There were two colour choices for the bag that Birchbox members could have chosen between, or kept it a surprise if you fancied. I went for the more all-around the year coloured one, turquoise with purple, although I must admitRead more

Should we be using expired make up? What are the guidelines for the correct use of cosmetics?

Cosmetics. Most of us use them. Whether its makeup, hair products, face or body creams, you name it, most of us use at least one on a daily basis. But, and let’s be honest, how many of us actually note down the month we opened them and go through our cosmetics monthly to check which ones are “out of date” ? How many of us actually even notice the 6M, 12M, 24M etc lifetime indicators at the back of cosmeticRead more

Coffee chat: Our food choices affect others in ways we might not even realise

Yesterday, while I was walking back home from the gym, I saw something that struck me so I decided to write about it hoping that it will make you think too. As I was walking down the street I saw a blackbird flying past me and landing very quickly on the pavement. I turned around and looked at it feeling a little envious on how quickly and gracefully it can move around, while feeling a little sorry for myself forRead more

Health benefits of exercise – An article to boost your motivation

Hippocrates, a Greek physician, wrote “Walking is a man’s best medicine and if there is a deficiency in food and exercise the body will fall sick”. [1] As far as ancient Greek quotes go here’s another good one that is used to this day “Your brain will be healthy if your body is healthy”. Everyone knows that exercise is good for us for many reasons. But even though we all know, every now and again we need a little motivationalRead more

Cohorted Beauty Box May 2017 – Unboxing and Product Reviews and an Urban Decay mystery

Last box for May 2017! As I mentioned before, I open one box a week so that I can give you full product reviews rather than first impressions and so Cohorted is the one box that falls into the first week of the next month. This works well, as this is the only subscription beauty box that is pre-order and so you wouldn’t be able to get your hands on this, you would have to wait for next month’s box.Read more