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The Indie Book Nook!

I have so much love for Indie authors (some of my fave books are by Indie authors!) so I think this is such a fabulous idea!

Pink Parcel August Subscription Box.

Six months have gone by since having Willow, my body and hormones seem to have gone back to normal and unfortunately that means the ghastly and horrid return of the period! Dum! Dum! Dum! Can’t say I was particularly thrilled about that but at least it’s a sign that all is A-ok down there so I suppose I’ll forgive it. This also meant I got to re-subscribe to Pink Parcel! Yay! Receiving something like this once a month when your periods are just making you feel pooey, is just what you need to brighten your day. I highly recommend it! So, without further a do…

Look what goodies were in my Pink Parcel box this month! Other than the usual monthly “necessities”, I got: 
❣Tea pigs sachet of Matcha Green Tea (which is lovely by the way! I’m drinking a cup as we speak!)

❣Jealous Sweets – £2.50 

❣Estella Bartlett bracelet – £12.99

❣Sunkissed Shimmer Dust Brush (bronzer) – £4.99

❣So Susan Haute Light Pencil (highlighter) -£14.95

❣Cougar Beauty 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick – £15.00

❣Sass Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate (helps to prevent ingrown hairs and reduce hair regrowth) – sample but normally £12 for 100ml

❣Emily Fruit Crisps, Crunchy Apple. These are actually quite nice. Very sweet tasting. £1.49
If you’re interested in subscribing to Pink Parcel each month (or maybe for your daughter? Which I think is a lovely idea), it’s £6.99 for the first box then £9.95 thereafter. Plus p&p.

Are any of you subscribed to Pink Parcel? Tell me what you think in the comments below. 😃
Take care,

My Little “Super” Box Unboxing.

This is my first My Little Box and I love that it was Superhero themed! I’m such a geek haha!

Let’s take a look inside:

I love that it’s wrapped in that cute little ribbon! Those are a sheet of stickers on the top there. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them but they are really cute!

Let’s see what’s hiding underneath:

Inside the package entitled Every girl is a superhero, is a really cute tee:

This will be great for lounging around in, to wear with a nice pair of skinnies or even for the gym!

Inside the little pouch were these goodies:

Kérastase Lait Cristal – Luminous perfecting conditioner (£20 for 200ml, received 75ml and is a really decent size!)  – I am so happy to have received this as recently me and my hair have fallen out. I don’t know if it’s the weather or what but it’s so dry looking and so god damn fly-away which I know will be down to the heating being on with it being so cold and all but gah it’s driving me crazy!

Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream – Anti-ageing de-tiring skin transforming care (£12.99 for 50ml, received full size!) – I swear the folk at My Little Box are mind readers! I had just finished both my night creams (both were samples from my Souk Souk boxes) so was unbelievably pleased to discover this gem in my box this month! Can’t wait to try it out and see if it works.

My Little Beauty Lip & Cheeks Pencil (£10.50 for 3g, received full size!) – I love this and the packaging is real cute! It’s a lovely soft peach shade. I don’t often wear peach on my lips as I didn’t think it suited me but … well … What do you think?

I took the photo in daylight so that you could see the true colour of the lip & cheeks pencil. Sorry about the quality of the pic and my face lol I hadn’t bothered to put any foundation on. It really is a lovely shade that I definitely think I’ll be wearing more often.

Here’s the colour staying power after blotting (I always blot) and then drinking a cup of tea:

Not bad, right? It’s still that lovely peach colour! I was impressed, normally it would have faded a heck of a lot! Ooh also, I’m wearing Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara, not that you can tell that well in the pic lol.

I was so excited by this box. None of the items will get stuck in a drawer or gone to waste. I love them all. Although, what to do with those stickers…. Hmm…. 😀

So, what did you think to this month’s box?

My March Birchbox Unboxing…

I love the design for the box this month! Hmm I wonder what I could use it for…

Here’s what’s inside this month:

I’m unsure about using the Whish Body Butter as I’m not a lover of lavender but we’ll see how it goes. I might be surprised!

I can’t wait to try the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer although it will have to wait until I’ve bought a shower cap or a plastic cap of some kind to use with it.

The perfume smells lovely and the scent lasts for hours.

The little notebook will come in handy at work no doubt as I work in the office.

There’s a 20% off voucher to spend at Habitat included this month. I’ve never shopped there before so I’m gonna have a nose and see what lovely things I can buy.

I tried Benefit’s Roller Lash this morning. It does tend to clog if you’re not careful. When I got home from work, I wiped it off with a makeup wipe and reapplied. The remnants of the makeup wipe actually helped the mascara to go on better. My lashes looked lovely this time and not spidery like before! I find that a dab of moisturiser on the lashes helps when applying mascara too (which I didn’t do this morning lol). 😊

I haven’t tried the Lord & Berry eyeliner yet but shall give it a go tomorrow.

I really appreciated getting a sample of  Penny Vincenzi’s A Perfect Heritage because I love to read and discovering new books!

Has your March Birchbox arrived? What did you think to it this month?

My First Birchbox Unboxing!

I decided that seeing as my Souksouk subscription was up, I’d check out a different subscription beauty box. I chose to go with Birchbox because I’d heard so many people raving about it and that they tailor to your skin/beauty/hair needs a lot better than some others, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss was about.

My box arrived yesterday and I was so excited to see what was inside. The box has such a cute and simple look to it! I would have blogged about it yesterday but was busy getting ready to go see Queen and Adam Lambert in concert (who btw were AMAZING!!! A post about that will be up sometime soon)!

I love that it came in a little drawstring bag. I got all excited when I saw that there Benefit High Beam as I’d been really wanting to try it out.


The Chia Co’s Oats & Chia.

Eyeko’s Fat Eye Stick in Gilt (full size).

Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.

Electric Hair’s Hydrate Shampoo.

Benefit’s High Beam.

T London’s Darjeeling Bath & Shower Wash.

So far, I’ve tried out High Beam which highlights my cheeks and brow bone lovely. I’ve also tried the Vinoperfect Serum. I found this didn’t completely sink into my skin and a layer of serum was left on the surface a bit like moisturiser does. I think I prefer using my Yours Truly Organics’ Fix Me Repair Serum as that totally sinks in and feels like there’s nothing actually on the skin.

I can’t wait to try out the rest of the products! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you think to this month’s selection of products?

Guys, I need your help!

Here in the UK, Mother’s Day is just around the corner (15th March) and I have no idea what to get my mum! I don’t want to do the usual like flowers or pandora charms/jewellery, typical card shop Mother’s Day gifts or perfume. I’d like to do something different but I just don’t know what! She likes cats, she’s quite the sentimental soul, she wears a little moisturiser with a bit of makeup each day but I wouldn’t say she’s cosmetics obsessed. I thought about gifting her a subscription box but I’m not sure which would be right for her. Maybe something that doesn’t solely focus on cosmetics. Eek please help! What would you suggest?

Pink Parcel – A girl’s best friend!

If only a guy could be as thoughtful as Pink Parcel! This is a subscription surprise box centred around *that* dreaded time of the month. Not only do they make sure you have all your necessities, but they also send you treats to cheer you up and make you smile, too! This has to be the sweetest thing ever! It would be a perfect subscription box for a teen, too. Darn them not being around when I was a teen. I probably would have cried at the thoughtfulness had someone gifted it to me (yes, I was one of *those* emotional teens …. Still am lol)! – After delving a bit further into it, there is actually a “teen parcel” option!

How it works:
Step No 1 – Select a brand (tampon/towel brand)
We supply all your favourite brands so you won’t have to change a habit of a lifetime.

Step No 2 – Tell us your dates
Let us know when your period is due. Don’t panic if you’re not sure, you can change the dates at any time.

Step No 3 – Receive your parcel
You’ll receive your products and treats 3-5 days before your period starts each month.

Step No 4 – And Relax!
Now it’s time to pamper yourself and make your time of the month a little bit lovelier.

Here’s what they say is included:

because a cup of tea solves everything!
to help hit that craving spot.
brands you know – plus something new.
all your favourite brands
for that all important pamper time

And pssst here’s a sneak peak at this month’s box (look away now if you don’t want to see):


The first box is £5.95 and then it’s £9.99 thereafter (p&p included!).

This is such a wonderful idea and is definitely something I’d be interested in getting. I can’t stop gushing at what a sweet, sweet thing it is!

Have any of you subscribed to Pink Parcel before? What did you think?

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