My first ever Glossy Box!

Yay, my October Glossy Box arrived!

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This is super super exciting, like Christmas, Easter and my Birthday rolled into one, I am looking forward to giving you an honest review on everything I received in my first EVER Glossy Box!

Here is October 2014’s Glossy Box-

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The actual box is just too cute, pop art style, definitely a keeper and I was impressed with how beautiful the inside presentation of the box was!

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So first up is the Nuxe 24hr Soothing and rehydrating fresh mask, I gave this a go but with my combination skin I did not like the oily feel that I had afterwards so I ended up washing it off but having said that and leaving it on my face for the recommended time of 10 minutes, my face did feel really soft. πŸ™‚

Γͺtre belle Lip Lift peel,Β I tried this the minute I opened it, it is supposed to provide gentle exfoliation for your lips to make them feel really soft it has tiny grains inside it and felt like a cream in texture, the smell was lovely. I definitely had softer lips and this was the first time I had tried any lip exfoliator and I was pleasantly pleased, this has made me want to try the Lush lip sugar even more!

Me Me Me, elegant eyes.Β I am yet to try this trio eye shadow, purple, grey and black. I do like the look of it though and will let you know when I have used it by doing a review of it’s own soon!

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Argan Oil of Morocco,Β This is a moisture rich hair treatment oil and it is AMAZING, please if you have not used this before then use it, I put it on my hair whilst it had just been towel dried and then proceeded to blow dry as normal, I then straightened my hair and applied a small amount in the palm of my hand, rubbed my hands together and smoothed my hair down. It literally felt amazing, the most soft that it has ever felt in fact and no frizz (as a mixed race girlie with naturally curly hair, this is like the best feeling in the world!) I am in total shock and will definitely be researching further into this brand and look into investing in some of the other products that they do! Again, when I get them I will definitely tell you about my experience with them. πŸ˜‰

Rimmel london BB Cream,Β sample size in the colour light, this personally was disastrous for me, firstly it was way too light for my skin tone and secondly it just does not cover any of my darker pigmentations on my face. I don’t like it for me but for someone who has great skin and hardly any darker marks it would work really well as the consistency is for the barely there look. Not for the combination skin, in my own opinion!

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So Susan Flutter Mascara,Β One word, yuk! Let me explain, I opened it and the fluid basically exploded out the top, so sat on my chair in front of my dressing table, hands covered in mascara I battled on and applied it to my eyelashes which I had curled using an eyelash curler, I applied one coat and let it dry, another and then another…nothing. It is for people who have naturally long eye lashes, so ok I was a bit harsh saying yuk but that is just because I was gutted it did nothing for my eyelashes… 😦

So there you have it lovely people, that is my review, I honestly did love it and I felt so happy on the day I got it and I really am looking forward to opening November’s one….bring it on!

Pea and Chilli Dip Recipe…

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Pea & Chilli Dip.

This was such a gorgeous filling lunch when I teamed it with some pitta bread and vegetable batons, alternatively it works with poppadoms as well!

What you need.

  • 200g Frozen Peas (but defrost them before blending!)
  • 5 Shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Chilli N Lime Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Medium heat chilli powder
  • A Sprinkle of Chilli seed mix (Tesco)
  • A squeeze of half fresh lime.

Prep.

Grab your defrosted peas, pop them into the blender, shake on the chilli sauce, the powder and squeeze in the lime. Turn blender on for about 3-5 minutes depending on how lumpy you would like your dip!

Serving suggestion!
Serving suggestion!

Sprinkle on the chilli seeds (these contain sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds), some extra chilli sauce (optional), you need to cut your vegetables up into batons and choose your pitta bread and or poppadoms! πŸ™‚

Dip with cucumber.
Dip with cucumber.

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Pea and chilli dip with poppadom
Pea and chilli dip with poppadom

I simply love the Chilli seed mix, which I bought from Tesco, it comes in a handy little tub as well perfect for those office desks when you get a pang for snacks, perfect to nibble on!

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Serving suggestion!
Serving suggestion!

So there you have it, I think I have created a yummy lunch, it filled me up and was healthy all at the same time. Give it a try and you wont be disappointed, also a quick tip take out the amount of frozen peas you need the night before and leave in the fridge, that way you are good to go. It really does take minutes!

Happy eating πŸ™‚

W7 Candy Blush amazing!

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W7 Candy Blush Sweet Cheeks Blusher-Orion

Wow, what an intense colour for a blusher, I made the mistake of not blowing my brush before applying and yes again I will say wow, definitely wont be using a lot of it, will be using it in a more subtle way.

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It is a cute little compact size and it also has a mirror too, what is not to like! Upon application it goes on really well and does not cake upon re- application through the day. They come in 4 different shades and I will quite happily make my way through them!

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It is funny because I genuinely am a bit of a label girl, but having tried W7’s eye shadows I think this brand has so much more on offer than I originally thought! I am now on a bit of a trip and am finding out about lots of different brands that I had not even heard of. Great blusher, bargain price too!

Check it out ladies! πŸ™‚