Showing posts with label Box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Box. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror

When contacted by the lovely Emma from Pebble Grey about reviewing a compact LED Cosmetic Mirror, I literally jumped at the chance.  Trying to do my make-up in a morning when it is still dark has been a total nightmare, I either wait until I get to work or do what little damage I can so I don't leave the house looking totally ridiculous and orange.

When the package arrived I was blown away by how stunning and beautiful the packaging is even before I had seen the mirror.  Nestled inside this beautiful box which has the pebble grey logo clearly visible, is a black velvet bag, again with the pebble grey logo clearly visible.  Inside that bag is this LED Cosmetic Mirror:


Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror


Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror


Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror


Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror


Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror

Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror


Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror


Pebble Grey LED Make-Up Mirror

As you can see, this is every bit as lovely as you would be expecting to see given the introduction with such beautiful packaging.  In a pebble grey colour is the actual mirror and once opened there are 6 LED lights on the top mirror which make using the bottom mirror an absolute breeze, even the trickiest of jobs like plucking those unruly eyebrows is straightforward, as is applying your make-up. It is also the perfect size for sitting in the palm of your hand, even for someone like me who has small hands.

What I also love about this mirror is that because it comes with an accompanying velvet bag to keep it safe, I can carry it around in my handbag or in my make-up bag and because it is so light, it doesn't weigh your bag down.

For more information or to purchase one of these mirrors, you can find everything you need to know on the main website.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

December Glossybox

After last months 'iffy' Glossybox where upon which none of the items would ever feature on my wishlist, we now have December, a box I had been quite looking forward too given some of the spoilers I had seen and the fact Glossybox themselves seemed quite chuffed that every box would have a Maybelline product inside.

Here we have what was in my box.

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

So already I am really impressed with the packaging and surprisingly it is actually Christmassy and something I would expect to find.  The candycane tissue paper is really pretty and inside, protecting the items is a bright green tissue paper, clearly in keeping with the Christmas theme.  Now to the products:

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

December Glossybox

So we have:

Beautiful Movements Cosmetics Pinky Nude Lip Gloss (Picture to come)
BMC is a company that has been set up by former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. This gloss has no scent and thankfully hasn't got the horrid sticky quality to it like so many lip glosses do! The colour is a fairly subtle, it is kind of pretty and thankfully it doesn't make you lips overly pale or orangey. I like this but I don't love this and I wouldn't necessarily be purchasing this again and probably wouldn't choose it over another colour. 

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals Razor
Not too sure how I feel about finding this in my "luxury sample box" to be honest with you nor why it would feature in my Christmas Box and not at any other time of the year, like the summer when I am more likely to have my legs out.  

Maybelline New York Colour Tattoo 24hr Eye Shadow - Everlasting Navy
Whilst I am happy to see a Maybelline product and as beautiful as this one is, sadly it is not a colour I would ever choose to wear.  If there is someone out there who reads my blog and would love to try it, please let me know and I will send it to one of you because I would hate for it to go to waste.   

Seche Nail Lacquer - Audacious
I am a huge fan of Seche nail polishes and I was quite chuffed to see this, not usually a colour I would choose and it is referred to as being 'Red Fuscia' I am more than willing to give it a try.

Lipsy London Glam Perfume
Hmm mixed feelings about this 'sample' of perfume. The brand new perfume from Lipsy is described as being "Strikingly gorgeous, amazingly beautiful, exceptionally glamorous and forever aspirational" well, it isn't a perfume that I would ever buy to wear, though the actual bottle is stunning. As for the scent, it is said to combine fruity honey and sweet top notes, the heart notes complement with Orchid, Jasmine and Peony and the base notes are deep with Amarylis and black incense. I find it a bit too strong for my senses sadly.

I've come to the conclusion that 'samples' of perfume in these beauty boxes should be just that, a sample and not an alternative for someone else.

Overall, I was more excited about the actual box and tissue paper than the contents. It is estimated to be worth just over £30, I could have got a lot more for my money.  

What do you think?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

If you love fragrance, then you'll love our Discovery Club

A few weeks ago a received an email inviting me to join The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club, have you heard of it?  If not, this is the description:

"If you love fragrance, then you'll love our Discovery Club.
Our exciting new club allows you to explore the very latest fragrance launches from the comfort of your own home. For just £5 per quarter, each edition comes with fragrance samples for you to try, details on each of the fragrances included, as well as discount vouchers so you can make some big savings on all the scents featured."

Then in a bit more detail you are told:

  • Exciting fragrance samples delivered straight to your home
  • £25 of exclusive member discount vouchers inside
  • A selection of the top fragrance brands
  • Only £5 per quarter
  • No commitment - cancel at any time!

So for £5 per quarter, which is not a lot of money, especially when my first box was free, it was too tempting not to take part, so I duly signed up.  Today my box arrived, which is really quick and I was quite surprised at how lovely the box was and how well made it is, all too often people are complaining that their beauty boxes are all flimsy and break... this one is very well made as you can see below.



Then once you have opened the outer packaging and have found the box inside, it is loving wrapped with this dark blue tissue paper with a silver seal featuring the initials DC on it, clearly standing for 'Discovery Club'.  Then once inside the paper, this is what you find:


Inside the box there two booklets.  The first one features details and information on all of the samples you will find in your box and those details include what sized bottles, how much they cost and a short paragraph on each.  The second booklet is your voucher booklet and in this you have 5 x £5 off vouchers for each of the five fragrance samples you have in the box.

As this is my first box, I was quite excited to find out which fragrances I would find in my box.  I love perfume and I love testing perfume, so for me this is really a great idea to have signed up too and to be honest inexpensive.  My fragrances this quarter are:

  • Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush - It is a prequel to the Loverstruck Story
  • Roberto Carvalli - Just Carvalli - Described as sexy and provocative
  • Juicy Couture - La La - Described as being funky, punk and a rock fragrance with heaps of spirit
  • Lacoste - eau de Lacoste Pour Femme - Described as being modern, iconic and breathtakingly simple
  • Nina Ricci - Nina L'Eau - Described as being a fresh new offering for Spring
So this is what is in my box and should you wish to read more about them, you can do so by clicking HERE

As these fragrances are just samples you get a smallish bottle containing around 4fl oz which you can see more clearly here:


I am really pleased with this box and I love the fact I have new samples to test and try out without having to go into a shop and cover myself in perfumes to see if they smell okay on my skin.

If you think this is something you would like to sign up to, you can find the link HERE along with further information.

So what do you think to my box? Are you a subscriber? 
Will you subscribe?

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