September You Beauty Discovery Box First Impressions

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So time for the second post of the day! A first for me, but as with the Birchbox, this beauty box arrived on Friday evening (at the same time actually) and I’ve only got to have a proper look at it today.

You Beauty Discovery is a sample based beauty monthly subscription service. The main difference between this and other beauty boxes is that each month a list of products are released and members get to select two items they wish to try out. Other items are then added in so you still get a surprise through the door each month. The packaging is clean and simple, but still attractive. This month is their first birthday, so they have included a bonus item in every box!
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September Birchbox First Impressions

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As far as Sundays go, sitting eating cherry pie and writing about beauty boxes isn’t a bad way to spend some time! And yes beauty boxes plural, because I have two new subscription boxes to try out and compare for you this month, along with my usual Glossybox!

First up, is Birchbox. My parcel arrived Friday evening and I took a quick peek at it, but as I’ve been really busy I’ve only sat down and had a proper look at it this afternoon. I have to say, I’m quite impressed!
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The ‘Super Fun Time Excellence Good Nice Blogger Fancy Person’ Award

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Well doesn’t this have quite the title! I was nominated for this award by two of my favourite bloggers, Beck from Beck In A Blog (whose image I used!) and Clare from Clare’s Beauty Blog! You should definitely go check them out and enter Clare’s Benefit Giveaway!
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Empties

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The time has finally come for my first ever Empties post! I love reading about other people’s empties as you know they have well and truly tested the product out to have used the whole thing up, so by the end of it they have a solid opinion on the product. After my recent Beauty Haul, I’ve been making an effort to use up my old products before I start my new ones as my stash has grown substantially.

But before we get onto the products, I’d like to say a massive thank you to all of you who read my blog! In the last couple of days, my WordPress followers has jumped to 100, my views have gone over 1000 and I’ve received loads of likes and comments! And if that wasn’t enough, I’ve gained followers on Bloglovin, Twitter and Instagram too! Your support means a lot :)
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My Benefit Giveaway!

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Check out Clare’s amazing blog & giveaway!

Originally posted on Clare's Beauty:

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Firstly I just want to thank each and every one of my followers. Especially the people that I now consider friends within this amazing little community we have here! It’s nice to feel apart of something and feel appreciated for what you do. I didn’t realise when I started this blog in May that I would have the reaction I’ve had. It started out as something to do while I was going through a rough time, now it’s something I look forward to doing.

Some of you may know that a couple of weeks ago, I said that when I reached 200 followers that i would do a giveaway. I’ve been racking my brain to try and think of a product that everyone would like… But then I thought, why not let them choose? As benefits is a big brand that everyone loves with amazing quality items, I thought i…

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Benefit Brow Bar Review

Just over a week ago, I went and visited my local Benefit Brow Bar (in Boots, some are in Debenhams though) and got my brows tinted and waxed. I’ve only had my brows waxed twice before and never tinted.

The last time I had my brows done, the technician did a really bad job which put me off for a while and I went back to plucking, but as always I ended up over plucking one brow (the other I pluck less cause of my fringe). Frustrated, I left my brows to grow back in for two months and started researching some better places to go. After reading Scarlet’s review over at AnxiouslyBold, I decided to check out my local brow bar.

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Switching To Sulphate Free Shampoo – Why I Switched & Week 1

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Last Friday, I purchased The Body Shop’s Rainforest Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner. Before buying them I did my research and I found that sulphate is a strong cleaning chemical which is used in many industrial products, such as car shampoo, engine degreaser and floor cleaners. Ew. It’s also completely synthetic and is usually in the form of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). It is what causes your shampoo to lather and go all bubbly. Because it is a harsh synthetic compound it strips out hair colour, can irritate the skin, leaves the scalp dry, can cause hair breakage, causes frizziness and can cause hair to go grey earlier! So really, why would you want to use this on your hair?

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Liebster Award Round Two!

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I am very pleased to say that I have been nominated for my second Liebster Award! I was nominated by Liz from The Bronzed Doll who writes about make up and nails! Go check her out! Keep reading

Clothing Haul! Ft. River Island, Missguided, Black Milk Clothing, H&M and New Look

So I went shopping again – my bad! I’m all shopped out for the month now, but I picked up some essentials and much wanted items to give my wardrobe a mini freshen up ready for the Autumn. Here’s what I picked up:

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Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

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This is yet another overdue post! I was first nominated for this award by BeckInABlog back on the 22nd of August, then by OnceUponAGlam a couple of days later and most recently Clare’sBeautyBlog a few days ago! So sorry to Beck and Sonya for taking so long to do this! All of their blogs are fantastic, so if you’re not already following them, then go check them out!
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September Wishlist

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Here in the UK, the temperature has dropped quite a lot over the last two weeks. This means summer is officially over and it’s now Autumn here (even if the leaves haven’t started falling from the tress yet!). It’s been cold enough for me to start wearing one of my favourite combinations – the baggy tee, tight leggings and oversized cardi! It’s a look that is 100% about comfort, but is also nice and warm too. The change in temp has had a big influence on my wishlist, so here’s what I’m after:
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August Favourites

So as you’re reading this, it is not August anymore, but hey I’m only a day late and I am close to being back up to date with the blog, thanks to a morning spent writing, scheduling and drafting. As I’m writing this it’s still August so let’s just pretend for a minute shall we?

There’s been a few products I have been reaching for repeatedly this month I want to share with you. Some of them you will have seen on the blog before, but they really are great products!

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NOTD Ft. Essie and Sally Hansen

I’ve mentioned a few times on here before that I am terrible for chipping, smudging or otherwise ruining my nails within 24 hours of painting them. In fact, I’ve gone so far as to say I find it impossible to make a manicure last that long. Those days are now behind me! Thanks to these great tips from Anomalous Me Beauty, whose blog is really worth following if you’re not already!

I picked out my high end products to give this a go, as I know from many many reviews that they’re meant to be a lot better lasting than I’ve ever managed.

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August Glossybox Review

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I feel like this post is long over due, but with starting a new job and being ill for most of the month it has managed to escape being written. Sorry about that, but here is my more in depth review of my August Glossybox. Better late than never!
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Beauty Haul! Ft. Fragrance Direct, The Body Shop & Boots

Yesterday was my first pay day in almost a year and a half! I might only be working part time, but seeing some money actually going into my bank account was incredibly exciting (and a rarity since finishing uni) so I decided to go do some shopping. I’ve split this into sections so you can see what I got from each shop.

Fragrance Direct

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Fragrance Direct is an online shop, which sells a wide range of beauty products at discounted rates. Over the weekend, they had a free shipping offer which I took advantage of. Standard shipping is meant to take 5-7 working days and I got mine in 4. Very impressed! And everything was well packaged too, so it’s definitely worth checking them out. Here’s what I got:
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