Sunday 7 June 2015

May Glossybox Review

Hey sweeties, April here!

Welcome to my 3rd & final monthly installment of my glossybox subscription service! I've learnt i have a love/hate relationship with subscription boxes, they're like surprises for yourself every month that will be filled full of amazing little gifts that you can't understand how you went your life without or packed with products that have no use so you try and palm them off to your family members.

If you're not familiar with GlossyBox, GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box that offers 5 full or deluxe size samples of products for £10/month. They offer mostly high-end products, but they throw in some great drugstore items too.

This month Glossybox is all about getting ready for summer - beautifully, it contains "all the essentials you need to prep for the balmy days ahead"

So what’s inside the box?
  • MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand in Midnight Storm. Full size worth £6.95
  • Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel, 40ml full size worth £15.93
  • Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam, 70ml sample size worth £3.09
  • Sass Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate, sample size 30ml worth £3.60
  • Collection Cosmetics Lipstick in Field Day, full size worth £2.99
Total value of box = £32.56.


Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam (sample size, full size is £7.95)
I gave this a go this morning and was pleasantly surprised. It’s a weird product but it works. I don't know if I prefer it to my usual Batiste dry shampoo, but I'll definitely use it until it runs out.

MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand (full size product worth £6.95)
MeMeMe seems to becoming a regular product in Glossyboxes. Though I've not seen any products out on the high street, I would be tempted to have a browse and possibly buy based on the products I've tried so far. This duel ended wand is in the shade midnight storm. It features a turquoise shade and then a darker blue on the other end. It’s highly pigmented and shimmery and is something I'm going to enjoy experimenting with a bit!

Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel (full size product worth £15.93)
I'm sure most of you have heard about Aloe Vera being soothing for skin, which makes this moisturiser the perfect travel companion. Use twice a day to soothe, moisturise and improve your skin's elasticity. The bottle makes it quite easy to travel with, too, and I think I’m going to save this for my summer holiday

SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate (sample size, full size product costs £12)This is one of those products that I'd never consider looking into, let alone purchasing. I've used it twice on my legs in the past few days, and I can't say that I've seen a massive difference compared to without using it. Although it does take that initial itchy, “I've just shaved my legs” feel away – which is nice! But not worthy of £12

Collection Cosmetics Lipstick in Field Day, full size worth £2.99
I like the packaging, the brand and the formula. However I'm not a massive fan of the colour. It doesn't suit my skin tone at all, which is a shame because it’s perfect for summer. I'll probably give it to one of my friends, who will give it more love than I can.

All in all an interesting box with a range of different products and brands. Its the last of my 3 month subscription, which i don't think i will further either. Most of the products that i have received are either passed on to family members or down at the bottom of my makeup collection now, unfortunately.
I do however want to try something new! which beauty subscription boxes do you love? recomend me some different subscription services below!

Toodlepip xx

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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Let It Goat!

Hey guys, its Alex with a goat obsessed post!

A goat obsessed post? I am not joking, who can blame me really, goats are so cool, even celebrities have collaborated with them likes of Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, Who wouldn't love them? 

Anyway, this post is probably not what you were expecting, of all things to post about, goats would have been your last guess...Goats are cute, funny and Celebrities in their own right..

I recently read an article about a company called Chuckling Goat, they provide skin care products!
My reaction to this brand is YES, YES, Amazing!!

I would strongly recommend ordering from their product ranges, my skin after 4-5 days of use using their skin lotion has become smoother, looks brighter, pores are less apparent, my skin just looks so much healthier, I was so surprised on the outcome, I break out quite frequently so its made a significant difference to the overall health of my face.

So what about the product you ask, I ordered a Cleanser Soap and Lotion for break outs; This is directly grabbed from the website about this treatment specifically:-
Our award-winning skincare is designed to nourish your skin with natural ingredients including our own raw goats milk , live culture kefir, honey, oatmeal, herbs, roots, and aromatherapy essential oils. Our products are all free from any nasty dyes, perfumes, parabens, petrochemicals or phthalates.
For serious or persistent skin conditions, we recommend that you team our healing skincare with a 21-day course of our powerful live-culture kefir.
Use the cleanser daily instead of your usual soap, on face, hands and body. Follow with a twice-daily application of the lotion, anywhere it’s needed. Go for one soothing bath every three days or so. Unlike steroid creams, our lotion will not thin or harm the skin, and can be used as long as you like, on scalp, face and body.
To help you nurture your skin from the inside, we also recommend that you drink 1/3 of a pint daily of our live culture raw goats milk kefir.
Our lovely nostalgic farm packaging was designed by local artist Helen Elliott. All these skincare products are also available separately.
Break-Out Magic Lotion – for face, body & hands£6.95
Ever think Goat Hair Could be in your make up Brushes? Yes even your make up brushes!

FASH 16-Piece Professional Goat Hair Makeup Brush Set with Faux Leather Pouch is £9.99 on Amazon!
  • Eco-Friendly and High Quality Make-up Brushes Designed for Professional Use
  • This 16 Piece Brush Set comes along with a Beatufitul Faux Leather Roll-up Storage Pouch with Magnetic Clasps
  • Professional Grade Quality
  • Consists of all the Basic Brushes Required for Getting your Make-up done.

Here is what's included:
1)Powder Brush: Uniform blending of powder products onto the face.
2) Duo Fiber Powder Brush: Blush, highlight shades, loose pigments, contouring, buffing & blending colour.
3) Blush Brush: Apply Blush onto the face, primarily on the cheekbones.
4) Fan Brush: Dusting off excess eye make up, loose powder.
5)Foundation Brush: Used to apply any kind of foundation be it liquid, cream or solid.
6)Blending Brush: Blend multiple eye shadow shades.
7) Concealer Brush: Ideal to apply concealer under the eyes, helps cover blemishes & skin tone.
8) Medium Shading Brush: Brow highlighting or blend the crease.
9) Lip Brush: Contours & blends the lipstick perfectly on the lip.
10) Pencil Brush: Smudges color on the upper & lower lash line.
11) Angled Eyeliner Brush: Apply eyeliner deep into the lash line.
12)Sponge Brush: Smudges eyeshadow or blend harsh line of the crease.
13) Eyeliner Brush: Apply a even-thin line of eye liner on the upper or lower lashlines.
14) Eyeshadow Brush: Used to apply powder & cream shadows to eyelids.
15)Mascara Brush: Apply mascara to separate lashes.
16)Eyebrow & Lash Comb: Combs eyebrow hair & separate lash hair thus removing mascara clumps.
Some reviews of this product also proves that Goats Hair is such good quality!!Check it out!

And they are best friends with Hugh grant and even Prince Harry!!

Check it out here!!
Now this is I guess basically a review on their products- You may be put of by the idea that part of their product is from goats trust me I kinda was suspicious. Well is it better than the basic products you can get from boots?
Your skin is a natural eco-system. Like all natural things, it needs feeding!

Break-Out Magic Cleanser – natural soap for face£3.95
Our Zap-It formula, perfect for spots, acne, severe eczema, dermatitis and stubborn rashes. Gentle enough to use as a daily facial cleanser. Works best used together with our Break-Out Skin Magic Lotion. Free from any nasty chemicals, dyes, perfumes, pthalates, parabens or petrochemicals.  A base of goats milk, live culture kefir, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil and olive oil. Thyme & tea tree essential oils zap acne bacteria and heal eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and dermatitis.

This is our most powerfully healing lotion – we call it our “Zap-It cream!  Perfect for eczema, spots, stubborn rashes that have resisted steroid creams,  cracked hands and feet.  Tthis formulation won us our first national award in the FreeFrom SkinCare Awards for Problem skin.They also do realy cute tester pack great for gifts or even to try yourself to it for £19.95!

Don't hesitate check them out on lots of social media and see for yourself- Goats Are Taking over!!

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Friday 15 May 2015

Iconic Hollywood Glossybox Review

Hello my little sugar tots... it's been a while!
I realise this post comes slightly late but hey! better late than never right? life has got in the way this month..sorry

My April GlossyBox finally hit my doorstep *cough, 4 weeks ago, cough* after seeing all the hype gathering up about the box online, it's safe to say I was excited!

The theme is Iconic Glamour and was based around four very iconic ladies, it comes in four colour options this month, blue, pink, yellow and green. Each colour represented an icon; Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor, although each box still has Marilyn on the front... confusing right!?

My first impression of the April Glossybox wasn't great. When I opened it, I was underwhelmed by what I found. It just felt like there were tiny products in a mass of tissue paper and a massive box. 

So what’s in the box?
  • Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss – Full size worth £10.00
  • POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen – Full size worth £6.50
  • Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream 5ml – 50ml is £65 so 5ml is £6.50
  • Colour Club Barely There Nail Polish – Full size worth £4.10
  • Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls – 35ml worth £6.00
  • Total value of box = £33.10

Lord & Berry Lip Crayon in Kiss - £10

We had a spoiler earlier in the month so I already knew that I was going to receive a bright red lip pencil, Lord & Berry in shade Kiss. This colour definitely has Hollywood glamour written all over it, a bright cherry red, perfectly Marilyn. However after having a lot of time to try out the product, I'm really disappointed... the pencil leaves a really matte finish which is really drying on the lips so without any sort of lip primer this pencil will be a trick and a half to keep perfect for the day, unfortunately this has gone straight to the bottom of the makeup pile..

Astral Original Face & Body Moisturiser - £3.89 for 200ml

This, I'm not so crazy about, I've seen it for years in boots stores and it's not something I'd go and pick up. This moisturiser is said to be a favourite of Hollywood stars since the 1950’s. As well as providing deep moisture, it can also remove makeup! I'm going to save it for holiday where it would be a great mini product. There’s nothing worse than taking loads of products on holiday, especially full size skin products!

Pop Beauty Kajal Pencil in Sooty Black - £6.50

Eye liner is something nearly every girl has in her make up bag. So from the point of glossybox a full sized eye liner is playing it pretty safe. The eyeliner is said to be a soft pencil, ideal for smudging (with the little smudger on the end) into a smoky eye look, however the eyeliner doesn't seem to last long and the "smudger" on the end instead of creating a beautiful smoky eye actually wipes the liner straight of your eyes. Sadly another product straight in the bottom of my collection.

Colour Club Polish in Barley There - £4.10 for 15ml

The Colour Club Nail Lacquer in Barely There is the perfect nude shade for fairer complexions – but – I have to say I was actually quite disappointed with this polish. It was just so sheer. On first application it might as well have been a clear polish, and I was still nowhere near full opacity after three applications. I guess it just depends what you’re looking for in a nail polish. I personally like a full and intense colour. If you prefer a very sheer colour that just gives shine, then this is for you.

IDC Luxury Body Lotion in Warm Lavender - £3.59 for 200ml

This lotion is a quickly absorbing, hydrating and nourishing, leaving the skin beautiful, silky soft and delicately scented. It is inspired from our favourite Hollywood icons, who loved pampering the skin with aroma of lavender. For me this product was the only positive, the smell is glorious! I have trouble sleeping so having the aroma of lavender really helps me shut my brain up and pop off to sleep. all in all lovely product, it's now proudly presented on my bedside table.

All in all a pretty negative box filled with products I'm undoubtedly going to try and pass of to my younger sister, unfortunately i paid for the 3 month collection so i still have a month to go, lets hope next months box is 100% better otherwise I'm going to have to find a new makeup subscription service.

Toodlepip xx

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Friday 1 May 2015

April's Birthday Weekend Away

I feel like i've been a bit of a ghost for a while, what can I say...balancing work and life is pretty tricky. But hey, that's not what I want to talk about today. If you follow us on twitter you will know that April, Alex and I went on a weekend away to Birmingham to celebrate aprils 23rd birthday! 

If you don't know already, we all went to university in Birmingham and this was the first time after we graduated that we were going to see each other. No word of a lie, I was really nervous to see these guys, yes I had the nervous shit's too (sorry tmi).

We booked an apartment in city centre which was absolutely beautiful. There was a bedroom, a cute little kitchen and it even had a balcony over looking the city centre. The weather that weekend was perfect! It really felt like summer, the sun was shining, we had our sunglasses on and we were getting our drink on!

The drink's started to flow earlier than expected. Well the plan was to "pace ourselves" but that didn't happen and I was the first one to start feeling the effects of alcohol. We had cooked and ate dinner in our little kitchen and then the antics began. April made a massive punch bowl full of sex on the beach. The best cocktail to get you drunk and hyper according to April. Yes she is right! Any students reading this should take note.

We also made an amazing playlist on Spotify.

When I came back from America, I brought back these gold tattoo things (not sure what the real name for it is) and I thought it would be a good idea to put them on. BAD IDEA! We literally covered our body with these tattoo's and when I say we covered everything...I mean everywhere. Enough said. Also Alex gave me a cool smokey eye because I can't create a smokey eye to save my life.

I don't really remember much of the night after April opened her presents, i'm not sure how we got to the club and how we got back. But all in all we had an amazing night! The next day we were hanging...badly. So that meant a trip to Weatherspoons for a greasy breakfast and lots of cups of tea. I mean who doesn't love tea and some grease to cure a hangover.

I did manage to film bits of footage throughout the weekend so here is a vlog I put together. Hope you enjoy :)

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Our Favourite Celebrity Styles!

I tend to be inspired by todays media for when it comes to what to wear, especially aspire to celebrity styles as they tend to experiment and try new things it makes us inquisitive on how we can look simulare. :) so we decided to share some of our style inspirations!

April's style Inspiration; Girly and Glamorous.

Celebrity inspiration; Zoella and Tanya (Youtubers) 

Must haves; Bold colour outfits, Statement Jewellery, Natural Makeup, flirty dresses!!

Our favourite pieces to create this style!

Amreeta's Style Inspiration; Fun and Feminine!

Celebrity inspiration; Olivia Palermo and Lauren Conrad

Must haves; Bright lipstick, statement shoes, tailored pieces, floaty dresses, Prints!!

Our favourite pieces to create this style!

Alex's Style Inspiration; Vintage and Vagarian? (Means Whimsical)

Celebrity Inspiration; Lorde and FKA Twigs.

Must Haves; Kimonos, skinny jeans, bold jewellery, leather jacket, graphic prints, dark make up!

Our favourite pieces to create this style!

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Monday 6 April 2015

Chunky Monkey Milkshake!

Chunky Monkey Milkshake!

I love a good experimental milkshake! Inspired from the classic Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream- which is not actually in my recipe but sure add that in too :) 

The Ingredients
  • 2 Chopped Banana's
  • 2 Cups of Vanilla Ice cream
  • 1 Pint of Milk
  • 1 Cup of Chocolate Ice cream or chopped chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons of Hot chock mix
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
The steps to make chunky monkey milkshake are simple have 1 blender at the ready and bang everything in all at once, make sure to have a spoon at the ready to give it a try add more ingredients to achieve a stronger flavour or alter the thickness. Once perfect then dust with a bit of cocoa powder to garnish.

Hope your enjoy and that it tickles your taste buds :)

Friday 3 April 2015

Easter chocolate rice krispie cakes

Easter chocolate rice krispie cakes
Its that time of the year where chocolate is everywhere you look. That can only mean one thing...Yay its easter!

With all the chocolate surrounding us there is only one thing to do and that is to make some easter treats. This recipe definitely takes me on a trip down memory lane as I used to make this with my mum and also at school during easter.  

These cakes are really simple to make and come together within a matter of seconds. There is no exact measurement for this, I personally just eye ball how many rice krispie's go into the chocolate. This is a rough guideline I put together. 
Easter chocolate rice krispie cakes ingredients
You will need:
  •  200g chocolate
  • 100g rice krispies
  • Cupcakes cases
  • Mini eggs and mini marshmallows
1) First things first is to melt the chocolate. I find it best to do this a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. If not you can heat it in the microwave, making sure you do not burn it. Dairy Milk
Melted Chocolate
2) Whilst the chocolate is melting measure the rice krispie's and lay out the cupcake cases
Cupcake cases
3) Combine the melted chocolate with the rice krispie's and mix thoroughly until everything is coated and there is a even layer of chocolate on the rice krispie's. 
Melted chocolate and rice krispies Melted chocolate and rice krispies
4) Spoon into cupcakes cases and decorate with mini eggs and mini marshmallows.
Easter chocolate rice krispie cakes
5) Leave to cool down and set then its time to eat!

I hope you try this recipe out this easter :)
What are your favourite easter chocolate treats to make? 

Tuesday 24 March 2015

March Glossybox Review

Hello my little sugar tots, guess what‽ I've received my first ever Glossybox, so heres my product review!
Since i have my job now to fuel my makeup addiction, i figured i could commit
 to a monthly makeup fix and Glossybox was my first port of call, 
any other monthly makeup subscriptions you guys recommend?
Just look at the attention to detail! so beautifully, aesthetically pleasing it makes my heart burst with love

I received my box on Friday so Ive had a couple of days to review all of this months products and lets just say am a happy bunny! not only have i tried all the products but i have loved each and everyone too (one exception)

NAOBAY - Moisturising Peeling- Full Size 100ml RRP £13.71

The first item in my box is the full size Naobay Moisturising Peeling (worth £13.71), which is an organic 'peeling milk' from Spanish Eco-brand Naobay.  Its described as being a "start over" for skin. The product contains particles from the acai tree to remove dulling dead skin cells and brighten the complexion. Following the products organic branding, the packaging is really lovely, the lid is made from repurposed wood, which gives it a real rustic appearance. The consistency of the product is lightweight very fluid cream with tiny exfoliating particles (which could be bigger tbh) that gently buff the skin. I've used this every evening since Friday and i can tell you this product is worth it, it leaves my skin beautifully soft, feeling clean, and fresh- which can only be a good thing right? the only negative i can think of is that i would have liked there to have been more exfoliating particles within the cream for a deeper feeling cleanse, and lastly i would have preferred a thicker cream, they're not joking when they call it a milk. The first time i used this product i was in the bath, i wasn't expecting such a milky consistency and over filled my hand leading me to lose a bit in the bath- what a waste! silly me! Overall  7/10

Essence- Lash Princess Volume Mascara- Full Size 12ml RRP £3.30

Next up is a brand I haven't tried before but I've read lots of positive things. At £3.30 this is definitely a bargain mascara. I like the black and orange design on the tube, with an orange corseted design on the lid which makes for great grip when applying to the lashes (and to subconsciously tell you where the rounded part of the brush is- nice touch) The mascara has a 'curved-head' shaped wand which has short bristles along the underside of the wand, and longer bristles around the top. Again I've given this product ago everyday and yes its a pretty decent budget mascara but nothing can tear me away from my benefit they're real mascara, i would recommend it as a makeup starter kit.

Dove Advanced Hair Series-Youthful Vitality Shampoo & Conditioner Duo – Travel Size 50ml x 2

This appears to be a new range from Dove and mainly concentrates on ageing hair to give it the boost it needs with a unique formula infused with Cysteine rich-Protein and Elasto-Lipids, bringing a deep replenishment with double fullness to create youthful and thicker looking hair. Yes it does all of them things, and although i don't have "ageing hair" i do have damaged hair *Que sob story from hair bleaching experience* ive definitely seen a big difference in the condition of my hair, theres less breakage, and the hair feels satin soft- my favorite!
*cough* i just ordered the full size bottles from boots 8/10

ncLA- Nail Lacquer- Full Size 15ml RRP £13.00

When I opened the box, the very first product which caught my eye was the full size ncLA Nail Lacquer worth £13 The ncLA are luxury nail lacquers, meaning they are 100% free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde, but also of camphor and animal testing. The colour got me really excited and ready for the sun! I got the shade "Like....Totally Valley Girl"which is a gorgeous, bright pink/orange which makes me excited for the three 's' (sun, sea & sand) I must be honest though, its the biggest anti climax of the whole box collection, when i tried it, the varnish came out really watery, even after 3 coats, so i just removed the colour. Lets just say i let my sister have it. 2/10

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm- full size 2g RRP £4.49

Still, as Glossybox so rightly put it "a handbag hero" Carmex is one of the most popular lip brands alongside the likes of Vaseline in the UK. This is a sheer tint balm that helps give your lips an enhancing boost. It’s packed with vitamin E, aloe and Shea butter to keep your smoochers smooth. To expand on the lip enhancing (i was a little confused) it basically means it give the sense of tingling on your lips, it doesn't hurt like the soap and glory lip enhancing products *ugh, horrifying flash back* its already made it to my everyday makeup pot and it makes a huge difference during these dry, yet cold months still- No more cracked lips for moi! 9/10

I hope you liked this review! and maybe inspired you to start your monthly subscription? I've just signed up for 3, ha- whups! what other beauty product monthly subscriptions would you recommend? 

Toodlepip xx

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