Category Archives: General Musings

Skincare Sunday

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Over the past few months I have been observing ‘Skincare Sunday’ where every Sunday I give my skin a bit of extra pampering with a face mask or other treatment. I have tried out some great products from amazing brands so far such as GlamGlow Youth Mud (I got a free sample with an online purchase) and Nuxe Masque Crème Fraîche de Beauté but this week I am going retro and treating myself to one of these babies:

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I picked them up from Home Bargains yesterday for the measly sum of £2 for all 3 and they are widely available in many local chemists, supermarkets and places like Poundland. It’s a cheap and cheerful way to give your skin a bit of a boost at the end of the week, leaving you feeling fresh for the one ahead.
Since I was feeling like my skin was suffering from a bout of day drinking yesterday and a severe lack of sleep as a result of staying up to watch the Mayweather vs Pacquaio fight on UK pay per view I decided to go for the refreshing sounding Green Tea Peel Off Mask this evening. It had a thick, gloopy texture and I could feel a cooling effect throughout the 20 minutes that I kept it on which was quite nice. It was easy to peel off when the time came and after a quick cleanse with my Konjac sponge to ensure that none of the product remained I did feel quite refreshed. I see these cheap as chips mask as more of a novelty than a serious staple to my skincare routine but I do find that a weekly treatment using a product of a higher quality that is tailored to treating specific skin needs such as deep cleansing, exfoliating, detoxifying or intensive moisturising is great for giving your skin an extra lift and a special glow. I will be hunting down new face masks and treatments to try on Skincare Sunday in the coming weeks, does anyone have any suggestions for me of products that have worked well for them?

The Quest for Cohorted…

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Today was a date for the diary for me and many of my fellow Beauty Box enthusiasts. Cohorted.co.uk invited eager shoppers to pre-order their much coveted boxes up to 3 months in advance from 6pm this evening. I had a reminder set on my phone weeks ago and as soon as the alarm went off at 5.55 I logged on and watched the clock counting down. 

Finding myself faced with 3 separate pre-order buttons rather than a bulk-buy option I was faced with a dilemma. Should I go for the May box, meaning that my chance to experience one of these luxe boxes would be tantalisingly close? Or should I play it savvy and go straight for June or July, assuming that the majority  would plump for May, therefore increasing my odds of securing at least one box? I decided to be smart and try for July.

The website was maddenly slow due to the volume of traffic from like-minding beauty fiends clamouring to get their hands on the holy grail of beauty boxes, but after a lot of refreshing and reloading I breathed a sigh of relief as the July box was successfully added to my basket.

Flushed with success I decided to take a chance and try for the June box as well and my excitement was exacerbated further when the message pinged up that it had been successfully added to my basket too. This was enough for me so I headed to the checkout. A quick login, shipping address check and paypal transaction later (thank goodness I was already a member!) and confirmation was received that I had successfully pre-ordered the June and July boxes.

By the time I managed to get back onto the May pre-order page the boxes had sadly sold out but oh well, as Meatloaf said, “two out of three ain’t bad!”

Look out for my very first Cohorted Beauty Box review coming June 2015!

Me and my Blog!

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Hey everyone welcome to my shiny new blog! This is a place where I’ll be posting my thoughts on all of my Beauty Box deliveries each month as well as general health and beauty related reviews and general musings! I am a self-confessed Beauty Box junkie and currently subscribe to Birchbox, Glossybox, MyLittleBox and So Susan Lip Love as well as indulging in one-off boxes by LookFantastic, LatestinBeauty and pretty much any other box that catches my eye! I’m still hoping to get my hands on one of the illusive Cohorted boxes so fingers crossed a review of one of those will appear sooner or later!
Whether you already share my Beauty Box obsession, are interested to see what they’re all about or just have an interest and appreciation of Skincare and Beauty products in general you may find something to interest you here