Saturday, 27 December 2014

December Favourites:




Benefit High Beam:

I received as sample of this in my December Birchbox and I just can't get enough of it since! It gives such a subtle yet beautiful highlight which is perfect for those days when i'm looking a little dull. It takes little-to-no time to apply and blend which is great for those weekdays when i'm constantly on the move. I only need a tiny amount to make a big impact which means the sample size will last me quite a while! This is available from Benefit and other places such as Debenhams and Birchbox

Montezuma's Organic Chocolate:

I don't think I need to give much reasoning on this since it is chocolate after all but well it is just too good and so if your wondering where it is in the photo I ate it! I love that is Organic and you can really tell the difference between this brand and other brands. You really need to try their White Chocolate bar it is delectable! It has surely replaced Green & Blacks as my new favorite brand!

Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mist in 'Coconut Passion':

Coconut has to be one of my most favorite scents. I particularly love Sweet and Tropical scents and this fits in perfectly. It was only £13 for a 250ml bottle which is great as it will definitely last quite a while. The packaging of itself is also quite enticing and sophisticated. This is the first of many Victoria's Secret fragrances to come and I can already see myself looking to purchase the rest of the products in this scent!!

Vivito Dessin Solution Lip and Eye Remover:

I prefer to use makeup wipes in general when removing makeup simply because I am lazy and I know that using solutions takes much more longer to remove it. However when I use this product it literally only takes two swipes and then everything is gone! I used to use Micellar water but it literally took ages and so if your looking for a great makeup remover then this is it! Perfect for when you just want to go sleep but you need to remove your makeup.


Mac Lipstick in 'Snob':

A lovely pink lipstick which some may refer to as a barbie pink but I don't think so. It might come off as quite intimidating and unwearable for some but when applied it is much more bearable and becomes slightly darker. I like that it isn't a in-your-face lipstick but its also not your 'typical' one either. If your fair-skinned like me this will work with you!

Fair Squared Lip Balm in 'Vegan Spearmint':

I'm not even over-exaggerating when I say this has got to be the best lip balm I have ever tried! I use this before I go to bed and simply whenever I have dry lips but I don't have to worry about reapplying it because it is long-lasting. This product has all natural ingredients which is obviously a great thing as you aren't putting harmful chemicals. The smell of it as well is just so fresh and  it just makes me feel all the more cleaner, If you are wondering where I got this from I got it from the LoveLula box that I received in December but I know it is available on the LoveLula website.

Thank your for reading and I hope you have an amazing day! Let me know what your favourites are and what your loving this month! If there is anything you would like to see me review or blog about then contact me via email - coloursofarose@gmail.com

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Product Review: Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Last week I went to Superdrug to buy presents and I noticed this palette by Makeup Revolution. I'm not exactly familiar with their products so when buying this I didn't really know what to expect although considering that the price of the palette was £4 I didn't expect amazing pigmentation/quality.


Let's start with the packaging, it is quite flimsy and does not come with a mirror but there is quite a bit of each color within the palette. For the first four colors I wouldn't say the pigmentation is mind-blowing but it isn't disappointing either, the rest of the colors however are absolutely lovely and I had not trouble with the pigmentation. The black especially picked up very well. I would say when you use primer with these eye shadows they last up to 6-7 hours but without it they last at least 3 hours. 


I think for the price of this palette it doesn't disappoint and it is certainly a palette which contains versatile shades to create a variety of looks! In addition to this I have noticed this palette bears a striking resemblance to the Naked 2 Palette which I am sure many bloggers have already picked up on. So if you are looking for a dupe to that palette or you just can't bring yourself to pay £37 for the palette then the Iconic 2 Palette is definitely an option. In addition to this I think this would be a great Christmas present for someone who is just getting into makeup or someone who likes Urban Decay eye shadows. 

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day! If you have any requests for reviews, blog posts etc... Then please do comment as I would be more than happy to help you. 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Memebox Superbox #79 Oh! My Lips Review


Yes it's another Memebox review and this time its the Oh! My Lips box. This was the first box I ordered from Memebox and then I became slightly addicted and ordered  other ones such as the Tinkerbell box that were shipping sooner to keep me calm during my wait for this box. Recently I have started to get more into lip products and so I thought this box was perfect for that. The price of this box was $23 + shipping which ended up being $29 but there is code down below that will get you $3 off any box you would like.


The contents:

  • 1) Vivito Painting Sweet Lip Balm in '02 Berry Farm' 12g (Full size) $24 - 'This chubby jelly-textured tinted lip balm gives rich moisture and nutrition for dry lips. With a refreshing blend of blackberry, orange peel, grape, cacao seed butter, and more natural ingredients, this cute jelly balm will be the answer to winter's lip care concerns. It also comes in a cute tin case for on-the-go care!' 
The shade of this lip balm is really beautiful red. Perfect for an added touch when your on the go or if you want to add some color to your lips. The tin in which it comes in is quite sleek looking and I love that the scent of the lip balm is unbelievably sweet. It makes me want to eat it!
  • 2) Lassie'el Kiss Me! Glam Up! Lipstick includes Lucid Orange, Lovely Pink, Oriental Red, Natural Coral, Vintage Pink, Creamy Nude (Full size) $6 - 'These are not one-time, disposable lip tattoos. They are real pigmented lipsticks packaged into these easy-to-carry lip cards, providing you with 6 different color options to choose from according to your mood, day and occasion!'
I like that we have been 6 shades so there is a variety to choose from depending on how you feel. Although I think I would of preferred a normal lipstick simply because I feel like the application of it might be slightly awkward but I know I will definitely be using 3 out of 6 shades in this pack.
  • 3) SR Lip Scrub 30ml (Full size) $12 - 'Exfoliate away dead skin cells and deeply soothe and hydrate dry, chapped lips with SR's Lip Scrub enriched with a blend of argan oil, tocopherol, Vitamin E, snail filtrate and pearl extracts. The gentle micro-beads soften and smoothen out roughened lips for suppler, kissable pout!'
I used to use the lip scrub from Lush but I ran out of it ages ago because I kept eating/licking it (I have a habit). I'm hoping this lip scrub can replace it and also suppress my tendency to lick my lips at the same time. With its gentle micro-beads it should be able to get rid of all those flakes.
  • 4) Vivito Dessin Solution Lip & Eye Remover 100ml (Full size) $32 - 'A double-layered Lip & Eye Remover that effectively melts away stubborn point makeup and skin impurities around sensitive eye contours and lips. Make sure to shake the upper and lower layers well together before application. Its gentle blend of lemon grass oil and rosehip oil has soothing and moisturizing effects as well.' 
Not an item I was expecting to be in this box but at least it is a practical item. The amount of times my lipstick just does not want to come off  and literally sits on my skin for what feels like forever. This solution made removing my makeup so much more quicker and a less stressful process. 
  • 5) Rosemine Vitamin E Lip Balm Mint Tea 12g (Full size) $7 - 'Scented with a refreshingly minty, herbal fragrance, this Vitamin E Lip Balm is richly formulated from a blend of vitamin E, ceramide, peppermint extracts and 5 different kinds of moisturizing essential oil. It coats over dry, chapped lips with a moisture layer to lock in the moisture and to protect against external damage or dehydration' 
The design of this lip balm is absolutely adorable! Too cute! As I have said soo many times now Winter season is where your lips go through all kinds of stages. This lip balm helps keeps my lips moisturized and soft for up to 3 hours. 


I think the Oh! My Lips box was great although I think maybe we could of had one more product as I felt a tad bit empty. However all products are full-size and I like that I haven't received any foil type packets! I think we could of also done with more lipsticks since it is a lip box. Although all the products were practical and will help keep my lips in perfect condition. I also would like to stated I received no custom charges on this box and it came after 7 days regardless of the fact that I had picked standard shipping. If you haven't checked out Memebox then do so! There may just be a box for you! Thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day!

$3 OFF CODE - GD419

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*I am not sponsored by Memebox. I paid for everything with my own money. All opinions are my own. 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Birchbox December 2014 Review (AMAZING BOX)



Hello everyone!
I'm here to rave about the December Birchbox which I think is simply amazing! It features an impressive line up of both well-known brands and perfect products for the Festive season! This month I received 6 products (2 of which are full-size!) and a lifestyle extra which is perfect for when I am out and about. The design of this months box is also eye-catching! If you are unaware as to what Birchbox is, it is a subscription service where you pay £12.95 monthly or you can choose between a 6-month subscription/yearly subscription. Each Birchbox usually contains 5 deluxe beauty samples (Although sometimes there is a full-size)  and a lifestyle extra.
In addition to this they also have a shop where you can buy any products you have received and would like to try in their shop. They also have a reward scheme where you get 5 points (50p) per survey you complete, there is generally 7 surveys per month and so it doesn't take long before you can use your points in the shop. I have a code and a referral link which will be listed below where you can get £5 off this months Birchbox as well as an extra 50 points(£5) when you subscribe.

£5 OFF CODE - DEC5
REFERRAL LINK (50 EXTRA POINTS) - http://birchbox.co.uk/?raf=48884


The contents of my Birchbox:


  • Ilsci Organics Gel Mask in 'Grape Stem Cell' (Sample size) Full size is £39.95 
I love that this Gel Mask is plant-based and so it is quite soothing when applied on the skin. I have use this in the evening before I go sleep, I like to apply it all around and let it sit in order for to dry then I like to wash it off. I also quite like the scent of this mask. 

  • Electric Hair Electric Hydrate Shampoo (Sample size) Full size is £17.50
I haven't had a chance to try this yet although as of recent I have been suffering with very dry hair and my hair has been looking very limp so this should be great for restoring it back to its natural glory. This shampoo is perfect for those cold winter nights. 
  • Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in 'Smoke' (Full size and Birchbox exclusive) £8
Eyeko is a brilliant brand for eye products. I have previously tested eye makeup remover wipes and I absolutely loved them. This eye stick is perfect for when you are in a rush, simply glide it over the eyes to give an edge to your look. Another great thing about this product is that when it is applied it is not too intense so that you can't blend it in or you have to much product on your eye, it is very easy to use and this will remain in my makeup bag for when I am in a hurry. 
  • Benefit Christmas Cracker which contains High Beam (Sample size) Full size is £19.50
I love High Beam and so getting this sample only made me love Birchbox even more! High beam provides a beautiful luminous glow to your face which is great for winter as your skin tends to lack that natural radiance it normally has. This covers all of that and keeps your skin looking amazing all year round! You can never go wrong with a bit of High Beam!
  • Models Own Nail Polish in 'Amethyst' (Full size) £5
You got to choose the color of this polish if you were a Birchbox subscriber. I choose Amethyst and I am glad I did. I quite like the color and I also like that the glitter within it isn't too obnoxious. It provides a Matte finish which is different from other glitter nail polishes. 
  • Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (Sample size) Full size is £16.50 
Let me start off by saying I like that this product is organic which is certainly an attractive aspect in my book. What is even better is that it hydrates dry patches which we all get during this time of the year and with it being organic I have no worries about it damaging my skin.
  • Sophia Webster Purse (Lifestyle extra and Birchbox exclusive) £10 
Sophia Webster also designed this months stunning Birchbox. This purse is great for storing pennies on the go or keeping small makeup essentials. Its cute design is also another positive!




As I have stated I love this months Birchbox and in my opinion I think this has been the best of all the beauty boxes I have received this month. I think Birchbox has perfectly captured the Festive/Winter season and I am looking forward to future Birchboxes. As previously stated there is a link and a code above the contents of the box should you wish to sign up. Once again thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. Thank you!

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* I did not receive this box for free. I paid for everything with my own money. All opinions stated are my own. 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Why I think the December Glossybox is disappointing!

Hello!
I'm here with a review for the December Glossybox which sadly to say is my worst one yet. I have been considering for the past 2 months cancelling Glossybox as I have noticed the products in the past 2 months have not been exciting for me at all and that I seem to find that I only like maybe 1 or 2 of the products in the entire box which for me says something! I feel as though this months box could of been much more better especially considering that it was the Christmas box.




The contents:
  • Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in 'Coral'  (Full Size) £12.99
We received a spoiler for this box in our November boxes. I think the shade I received was what generated some dislike to this product, I think maybe if I had received another shade I would of felt more accustomed to this product. This is probably something I won't ever use.


  • Anatomicals Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets That Chap. Day and Night Spot Stick (Full Size) £3.79
I'm not a fan at all of Anatomicals, their products seem to bring out various spots and what not on my face. In all honesty for £3.79 I don't expect this to do anything really, seems to me to be a bit too cheap for it to provide any real difference to the face. 

  • TREsemme Renewal Hair and Scalp Nourish & Renew Tonic (Full Size) £5.50
An affordable brand, this product to me is probably one of only 2 things I like within this box. Although I am slightly skeptical to using it as I don't normally use anything for my hair however I will see how this product goes and actually see if it makes a difference.

  • SkinPep Hydra Boost - Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum (Sample Size) £24.99 for 70ml 
The only sample size within this box. I think what has annoyed me most is that when filling in the product surveys I clearly stated I did not want to receive anything more from this brand but yet here it is within my box. This will be passed on to my mum who will make some better use of it. 

  • Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in 'Do you speak love?' (Full size) £2.36

The only other thing I somewhat like in this box. The deep cranberry shade in which this Nail Polish came in is very wearable for this season. It claims to have a gel-shine finish which I didn't really notice but I will be sporting this shade once I take my current one off. 


Regardless of there being 2 products I like, there are 3 I do not and won't ever use. I strongly believe this month was a huge letdown and was not worth the price (£13.25). This month could of been a really great month as it was the Christmas box and so they could of also included a little sweet treat as well. In addition to this I think the brands in this month were considerably cheap brands that are easily accessible for many of us. I would of preferred to have either gotten at least one high-end product considering it is Christmas or brands that are less accessible. It would of been great if the amazing box in which it came in had matched the products! In comparison with other boxes this month, this box really falls short of expectations. Currently I am debating as to whether I should continue my subscription... I will let you know in a future post my decision! Once again thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day! I appreciate all comments and should you want me to blog about anything in particular just drop me a little comment!

TOTAL VALUE: £27.54

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*I did not receive this box for me. I paid for everything with my own money. All opinions stated are my own                                                                                                                  

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Memebox Princess Edition #5 Tinkerbell Review

I'm back with another post! This time I'm reviewing my first ever Memebox! I have been hearing soo much about the infamous Memeboxes that I just had to try one. Memebox is an online Korean beauty retailer, it's website features a shop where you can buy products not easily available in other parts of the World such as the Uk. As well as this Memebox offers you the chance to buy boxes from their website which contain 4-7 Korean beauty products. The prices of these boxes range anything from $19-29 and shipping is $6.99 for standard (Which can take up to 20 days) or $18.99 (Which takes up to 7 days). This box in particular was $29.99. Each Memebox has it's own theme such as this one being Tinkerbell. I believe it took 18 days for it to reach me here in the UK. Although it was worth the wait.




The contents:

1) Body-net Clavi-S Cream (Full-size) $8
A body cream made from a blend of delicately sophisticated and enchanting ivory & gold pearls. Apply it over your neck/collarbone area like Korean actresses do to glamorize their dress-look on the red carpet. The cabbage rose water and allantoin formula leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and firm as well. 
This cream when applied gives a beautiful luminous finish to the skin, like a summer glow that catches the light beautifully. I think personally for me I would not wear this everyday as I think it would be a too much for an everyday look however wearing this on a night out would highlight your skin perfectly! You can apply it by massaging it into your neck/collarbone

2) RiRe Pigment in 'Peach Peach'  (Full Size) $12
Add instant color sophistication and light-catching shimmer to any makeup look by layering RiRe Pigment on top of contrasting eye shadow colors to create a unique multidimensional effect or use it alone for shimmering elegance.
Funnily enough I did not want this color but rather the other one 'Gold Clutch' as it looked more wearable however after swatching it on my hand I realized I could really pull it off regardless. Taking a small bit of it and rubbing it thoroughly provides a beautiful peach shimmer.

3) Vivito Blues Shiny Primer (Full Size) $34
A shimmering fluid primer perfect for smoothing out uneven skin texture and adding that extra gleaming radiance to the complexion. Coat a thin veil of fine pearls and velvety softness to prep the skin and boost makeup adherence as well.
I haven't had a chance to try this with my foundation yet however when applied to the skin it is a pale blue color that disappears into a colorless dewy base

4) Revecen Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in 'Sandy Beige' (Full Size) $16
Enriched with olive oil, this Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in glittering white and beige creates a colorless yet delicately glittering an plump lips while leaving lips  super moist and supple without being sticky at all.
Yet again this was another product where I had hoped I would get another shade. However I have found find myself liking this one more and more. I find it is quite sticky and have found my hairs clinging on to my lips for dear life quite often. Despite this it is a wonderful shade and fits any everyday look

5) Tonymoly Crystal Tear Glitter Eyeliner in 'White' (Full Size) $7
Add extra sparkling glitters just under your eyes (which we call 'tear line' in Korea) to create a sophisticated yet dewy eye makeup. Tonymoly's Crystal Tear Glitter Eyeliner comes in a pearl white and contains panthenol complex for moisturizing an conditioning both your lashes and skin.
The glitter in this is quite big however not too overwhelming. I have been looking for a perfect glitter liner and I think this is it! It is also very long-lasting and does not budge easily.

6) Mizon Oh! Shy Glow On Shimmer Light (Full size) $14
A radiance-boosting liquid highlight in a natural peach coral shade. Oh! Shy Glow On Shimmer Light easily blend onto face for a naturally glowing and shimmery skin!
I feel as though this product is quite similar to High Beam and so a cheaper alternative. It is more on the glittery side so maybe not for an everyday wear but all the same it is still a decent product.


I know quite a feel people were expecting this box to filled with Tinkerbell themed items or be on glitter side more and so some were disappointed, but I think this box showcases a rather good display of products that help to give a luminous look. For me this was a perfect first box and I am happy to say I am not disappointed by any of the items. I have 2 more boxes on the way so I will be doing reviews of them when they come. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Total Value: $91

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*I was not sent this box for free. I was not sponsored by Memebox. All opinions are my own.

Pink Parcel Review

Hello!
Today I will be reviewing this amazing monthly subscription company called Pink Parcel, unlike other subscription companies this one is for that time of the month! It's designed so that it makes that time of the month all the more bearable They send you a huge amount of period supplies as well as some treats such as chocolate, tea and beauty products in a cute discrete box. How amazing is that?! What is great is that you have the option of choosing between pads or tampons in order for it to be more tailored to your needs. As well as this Pink Parcel have a Teen Parcel for those who are younger which has more age-suited products within it. Should you want to subscribe, your first month is always £5.95 and after that it is £9.99 per month, the price always includes delivery and I believe they come relatively quick.





The For Now bag contains 5 tampons and both For Later boxes contain a total of 10 tampons each. All in all you receive 25 tampons. I quite like the For Now bag as it is good way to carry around your supplies and easy to pop into your bag. As well as this it is quite discrete


The For You box  contains a mixture of treats. I received a Teapigs Chocolate Flake teabag (I love these as they are a breath of fresh air from your normal tea, a Doisy and Dam chocolate bar in Goji and Orange (Perfect for those moments when you feel like nibbling something), an Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (Great for when you skin may feel dry), 2 boxes of Eldora Lashes (Good for the festive season), RoC Multi Anti-age Moisturiser (A helpful product for those cold winter nights) and Gluco Tabs in Juicy Raspberry (For a burst of glucose when you need it)


Overall I think the concept of this box is great and I think the value of the box overcomes the price of it. This box is perfect for those who need a boost when that time of the month of the month comes as well as those who may not want to go to buy period supplies or feel embarrassed about it or even those who forget to go to the shop at all which I know is common for some. Also if you are worried about what it says on it's delivery packaging, it says nothing as to what the actual parcel is. I would like to thank Pink Parcel very much for sending this box for me to review as it has introduced me to a unique company. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day!

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*I was sent this box for free. Regardless all opinions are honest and are my own.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Sweet Club Review


If your like me and have a sweet tooth then you will love The Sweet Club, they are a monthly subscription service where you can choose up to 8 sweets to go into your box. I have been on the lookout for a company like this for a while seeing as I can't resist subscription boxes so I thought why not try a box and I am glad I did! The range of sweets is extremely varied and is sure to not disappoint, such examples are USA Candy, Jelly Belly Beans, Popcorn and Chocolate but there is much more to be discovered! What I like about this company is that you can vary when you would like your box to be delivered, you can choose for it to be delivered either fortnightly or monthly. The usual price of the box per month is £9.95 or £8.25 every fortnight however your first box is £7.95 and delivery is free if you live in the Uk but they do ship Worldwide!




The Sweets I chose: 
  • M&M's Crispy (2x)
  • Kinder Surprise Eggs (2x)
  • Candyfloss lollipops (2x)
  • Oreos Original
  • Hostess Twinkie
  • A selection of Jelly Belly Beans in Blueberry, Bubble Gum, Buttered Popcorn and Caffe Latte
  • Sugar-free Strawberries 
  • Blue Raspberry Paint Balls

This is definitely a company I will stay subscribed to as its nice to have a little treat every now and then, as well as this I can sample sweets that sometimes can be be hard to find e.g Twinkies, Reeses Pieces. I also like how beautifully packaged the box came and that they gave me a short introduction to the company. Delivery for me was quite quick I believe it took only 2-3 days to arrive and there was no problems at all with the service itself so that is always a positive. In addition to all of this if you email your testimonial and it gets used on their website they will send you a surprise gift! How great is that?! I hope you enjoyed this review, check out their website down below for yourself! Since it is coming up to Christmas you could even buy this for your self or someone else as a gift!


* I am not in anyway sponsored by The Sweet Club. I paid for this with my own money. All opinions are my own. 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Birchbox November 2014



Another month means another Birchbox, this months theme is 'Cosy Up'. As the cold nights set in and the weather gets worse, this months Birchbox is designed to keep you feeling happy regardless of the season. This month came with 5 products (1 full-size) and a lifestyle treat which I couldn't resist eating. If you are unsure what Birchbox is, it is a monthly subscription service which sends you 4-5 sample sized products and sometimes even a lifestyle treat. It costs £12.95 per month (a link will be down below should you want to sign up). In my opinion this subscription service is more for people who like to try before you buy.
                                             
        This month I received:

  • English Laundry - One of the things I hate receiving in subscription boxes is perfume samples unless they are presented properly. Sadly I didn't like this scent either. 
  • Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle - I've seen this raved about on many YouTube videos and I've always been curious to try this brand out. I like that this product helps to detangle as sometimes after I wash my hair it can be a total mess and I just want to get through it as quickly as possible. With this spray I find myself taking a lot less time to brush through my hair and will certainly be purchasing the full size of this.
  • Lord & Berry in Sienna - Sometimes a bronzer can come off way too orange or can be difficult to blend in but this bronzer is soo light that you can build it up gradually. I also liked that this bronzer came in a colour that I can pull off as sometimes with my fair skin it can be much too harsh for me but I am glad to say it works well.
  • Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil - This is the first Weleda product I have ever had! I haven't had a chance to try it out yet as I am still using up my Nuxe oil so when I review Decembers Birchbox I will let you know how that is going.
  • Dr. Jart + V7 Balancing Toner - Another well known and talked about brand! I quite like to use this before I go sleep as when I wake up I feel as though I have a nice little glow. As another positive it is full-size! 
  • Montezuma's Mini Bar - Who doesn't like chocolate? Obviously when I received my box I was a little bit hungry so I couldn't resist munching the whole thing. I have already checked out the full range at Birchbox's online shop and will be ordering some of their chocolate for the Christmas period.

All in all I quite enjoyed this months box! It definitely put a smile on my face and if you receive Birchbox then you know receiving it is always a joyous experience. Despite the perfume sample all of this months products will have some use out of them. If you haven't already signed up for this months Birchbox then click on the link below to join. I will also give you some promo codes for FREE GIFTS/£5 OFF! 


PROMO CODES:
1) £5 OFF 'NOVQUID5' 
2) FREE ECOYA CANDLE WHEN YOU JOIN; 'FRUITY', 'FLESH' OR 'FLORAL'

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Birchbox October 2014

On another note this months theme is 'Work it' as well as this it is also breast cancer awareness month and I think it is very good that Birchbox is highlighting this. The box has not particular design other than the fact that it has a little pink sticker on the corner that says 'Supporting Coppafeel'. Inside the box came with a 14 day planner with daily goals as well as ideas on how/when to use the product of this months selection. Rather than coming in the usual drawstring bag this month came in a nice pink small bag that I will definitely be using as a makeup bag on the go.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription service where you will receive 4-5 deluxe sized samples of both high end and high street brands. They have a focus on beauty but they do tend to include other lifestyle extras. They charge £12.95(including p&p) per month but they do also have other options available such as 6-month or 12-month subscription. Out of all my subscription boxes I find Birchbox has the best reward system, you will be able to review the products you receive each month and Birchbox will give you 5 points for each (50p). When you get to 100 points you will be able to use it in their online store to get £10 off what you would like to buy. Click the link below for more information.

 Want to sign up? Use this link to get 50 extra points(£5) for their online store and also use the code OCT5 to get £5 off  http://birchbox.co.uk/?raf=48884

October products:

  • Lollipops Paris Nail Polish: When I originally saw this product I dismissed simply because I don't particularly like reds on my nail only on my lips. However when I swatched this colour I must say I can feel myself beginning to like this shade. It is true to colour but I think in order to wear it I will have to put 2 coats on, I don't think one is enough if I wanted to wear this. I'm looking forward to seeing more products from this brand

  • Pixi Lip Balm: I got this lip balm in the shade 'Honey Nectar' which I am glad to have gotten as I quite like nude colours. The scent of this lip balm I find is very appealing, I'm not sure if it was just me but it smelt like chocolate. This lip balm is a full size product, when I finish my current lip balm (EOS Strawberry Sorbet) I will begin to use this.

  • Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm: I love Balance Me products simply because I am a big fan of using products that contain natural ingredients. The consistency of this product is not too heavy and seeing as this product was for normal to dry/sensitive skin it made me like it even more. I don't necessarily have sensitive skin but I do have dry skin and so I will definitely be reaching for this product more often in this coming winter.

  • The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion: In all honesty I have not had a chance to use this yet however I have heard mixed reviews on this product with some saying it was very calming on the legs whereas others said it gave them rashes/red spots on their legs. I will test this out this week and report back my findings.

  • KMS Hair Play Playable Texture: I'm not really a fan of using hair products simply because I tend to do hairstyles that don't really need extra help in any departments however this may sound weird but when I was putting my hair up the other day I saw this and used it to keep back my baby-hairs and I have to admit it did keep them at bay for at least a couple of hours.

  • Birchbox Lipstick Pen: Birchbox encouraged us to use this to tick of things within the 14 day planner they gave us. It is slightly cute however mine was slightly broken when I received it. Nonetheless I managed to fix it and it is just an ordinary pen.

OPINION:

I quite liked the idea/theme behind this months Birchbox and I do like at least 3 of the 5 products they gave us. I don't think it was as great as last month's box but then again not every month is going to be amazing. I am looking forward to what next month has in store for us and hopefully I will be able to unbox it on my youtube channel. 

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-Coloursofarose



Saturday, 25 October 2014

Quirk Nail Polish Review!

'Send him to Belize' and 'Peace is free'

About a month ago I received two Quirk nail polishes after entering a competition that I completely forgot about, it was my first ever win and I am glad to say I won something I actually like! When I received the two nail polishes I was smitten to say the least! The colours were beautiful and the names of the polishes were unique to say the least! The colors I got were 'Send him to Belize' and 'Peace is free'. Both nail polishes were 10ml.

'Send him to Belize'

The one that stuck out to me most in all honestly was 'Send him to Belize'. I have to admit my favorite out of the two. What a beautiful bronze gold color! To me I would most likely use it on top of another similar bronze colour to stand out instead of putting it straight on my bare nails as I feel it may not be enough to cover my whole nail. Normally I like to put a glitter colour on my ring finger only to stand out and add a unique twist to my polished nails.

'Peace is free'

The other colour I received was 'Peace is free'. 'Peace is free' is a nice colour to lay on top of a purple/blue colour to add a change to your nails. Inside of the nail polish there are confetti like pieces in a array of blue/purple/pink. It also has a slight pinkish tint to it almost like a french manicure and so it would be nice to use this polish for tips to separate myself from the traditional french manicure. Please o not mind my terrible swatch of the colour.

As always thank you very much for reading my review on Quirk Nail Polishes, please check back often for more reviews on other products!

-Coloursofarose

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*These are purely my own opinions and thoughts on this company.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Study tips for school!

Back to school!

Seeing as it is back-to-school season I feel it appropriate to help give some advice to those for the year ahead, in particular GCSE students. I know teachers always go on forever about the importance of study and it just seems so over-exaggerated but in all honesty they are right. I have been in situations where I have and where I have not studied and I can honestly say the outcomes are very different. 

Let me give you an example, when I was in year 10 I really did not see any point whatsoever in revising to me it just seemed like soo much more stress added to my life. All I wanted to do was go home and simply play sims 3 or maybe sleep not study! I would look at those who truly committed themselves to their work and think I simply cannot do that. As in all situations there was consequences and these were more than obvious when I received my year 10 mock results. I was expected B's and C's yet when I looked on my results I simply saw D's and C's, that's when I realized I needed to put in more effort.

So the day I started year 11 bit by bit I slowly worked towards studying regularly and it truthfully did help. My time and effort paid off as in my December mock results(6 months after my year 10 ones) I managed to get A's and B's in subjects I didn't think possible such as Science and Maths.

Tips I have found more than useful:

  • Get folders for each subject, buy dividers to separate topics so when it comes to going over things you know where to look!
  • Try not to sit next to anyone unless you have a good level of self restraint! This was a big one for me as when it came to studying and in particular exams I would find myself talking to pretty much anyone who would listen which in turn stop me from progressing further.
  • On exam days stay away from people who stress/worry! As well as people who ask you "Have you done this/that?" It only worries you and makes you forget about other things you are trying to remember
  • Colour code topics 
  • Use post-it notes to summarize long sentences/paragraphs
  • Make a revision timetable at least 2 months before! That is when you will start hardcore studying but try as much as possible to learn new things each day!
  • Read a lot of books relevant to your subjects! It really helps develop your understanding and also your English Language skills!
  • Never put more work on yourself than you can do! It stresses you more and will lead to a cycle of you rushing everything!
  • Set yourself rewards for studying! 
  • Make sure study time is productive! Remember its quality over quantity! 
  • Go to your teachers should you ever feel you don't understand something! Don't let pride get in the way!
  • In regards to English Literature buy tiny little post it notes and stick on the pages where you need to remember quotes from (Do this about a month before in order to give time to remember quotes) 
  • Set yourself realistic targets and stay motivated! Think about what you would like to see on your results on results day
Should you want any advice/help feel free to contact me using the box on the side! Helping people is a pleasure never a chore!


Thursday, 24 July 2014

First impressions on Clinique high impact mascara

A picture of Clinique high impact mascara



Before applying the mascara:



After a few coats of the mascara 


The colour I am using comes in black as seen above. I like the applicator of this mascara as it is soo small and tiny it allows me to really get to those lashes that are much smaller. 

I like that I only had to use a few coats for the lashes to look as they do above however I found it can be slightly difficult at times to stop them sticking together and becoming one wierd lash. 

Despite this I think I will probably use this mascara again as I am currently throwing away my Benefit mascara so I am in need of a new one. I think I can make this mascara fit to my needs.

The one I'm using is a sample size and they are currently available with any glamour magazine at the moment. I believe the worth of the size of this mascara is around £7ish. So if you buy the magazine for £2 you get this for free. Even if it doesn't work for you, you still have a nice magazine to read. Thanks for reading :) 

Have a great day!!

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