Sunday, 25 September 2016

Glossy Box // September Review

Despite not receiving the correct MUA palette I chose for August box for the second month in a row, Septembers Glossy Box was really good.

I was already looking forward to receiving this box after seeing a sneak preview last month showing us that we would be receiving the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I've had this mascara twice before and was glad to get it again. It leaves my lashes so thick and long, and I will continue to repurchase this.

A Hydro Face Mask was also featured in this box. I feel face masks are so common in beauty boxes and leave me quite uninspired. This retails for £7.99 which is more than I would ever pay for just one mask. However, after just leaving a 9 hour flight and two weeks of continuous sun, my skin could do with some hydration. Hopefully, this lives up to it's claims of 120 hydration.

I've not tried anything from Rodial before and received a Smokey Eye Pen worth £17. I don't usually like receiving eye liners but I swatched this on my hand and it smoked out beautifully.

The last makeup item I received was a Long Lasting Lip Marker from Gosh. I love Gosh but don't have that much from the brand. This colour seemed a little bright considering we're just about to go into Autumn and perhaps a berry shade would have been more suited. However, I've only swatched this on my hand so it may look completely different on the lips.

Lastly, there was a Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat from Revlon. I actually like receiving top coats as I can never seem to keep my polish on for more than a few days without it chipping.

As a little extra we all received a small sample of a Body Shop Face Mask. I do like Body Shop products and I don't mind face masks when they're not in place of another product. I'm looking forward to trying this out.

I hope next months box is as good as this one with as many makeup products. What did you think of this months Glossy Box?

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Hull Bloggers Meet // Sept 2016

Just over a couple of weeks ago, you would have seen my social media filled with posts about the #hullbloggers event held in Liquid Jade (infact I won a prize for being most active on social media.) I've only just got round to writing a blog post about it as I left the day after to go to Orlando.

The event was held in Liquid Jade which was right up my street with the decor. I never knew it existed as it's quite hidden away, but I'll definitely visit again to try some of their scrumptous cake and coffee.

It was lovely to see some familar faces at the Hull blogger meet- I've made some great friends through Hull blogger meets, some who even came to my wedding! It was nice to talk to some new bloggers too.

The event was quite laid back, with everyone chatting over a drink, posing with a DIY photo booth and examining the extensive collection of teas that Liquid Jade where offering. But at the same time Charley , Hannah and Courtney (our blogger hosts) kept us busy with a blogging bucket list and a small taste of the blogger workshop they have been running. I unfortunately couldn't attend the first one as it was my first wedding anniversary, however, I loved the idea of the workshop and I left inspired to find more time to put into my blog.

The event ended with a raffle (the proceeds going to local charity Purple House) and goody bags being given out. Both raffle and bags contained some lovely bits and I will do another blog post showing what I won and received.

Once again, thanks to the hosts and all the brands who got involved. There is a #hullbloggers twitter @hullbloggers which you can follow to keep up to date with the latest blogging events happening in Hull.