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5 Spoonie Survival Essentials!

Hi guys – welcome to my new readers, and welcome back if you’ve been here before!  When I first started this blog, it was to talk about my chronic illnesses.  Then my love for makeup and beauty sort of took over!  I love writing spoonie posts and connecting with you guys, so I really should do them more often.  With that in mind, here are my 5 spoonie survival essentials!    

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Barry M Copper Mine Molten Metal Nail Paint Review and Swatches

Barry M Copper Mine Nail Polish // Review

Hey guys!  This isn’t so much of a nails of the day post as a review.  I’ve got pictures of the polish on my nails but obviously I haven’t done anything fancy with them!  This Barry M Copper Mine nail polish is just so stunning, I had to share it with you!

Barry M Copper Mine Molten Metal Nail Paint Review and Swatches

Barry M – Molten Metal Nail Paint in Copper Mine


Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint Range

The Barry M Copper Mine nail polish is part of their fairly new Molten Metal range.  You can also get bronze, silver and gold.  

Barry M say: “Molten Metals give your nails show-stopping style and an instant luxe look. Each of the four chrome effect shades have a mirror-shine foil finish that will glisten for days. Metallic nails are big news for 2016, try one coat for a sheer finish or build up for a stronger look”.  I personally wouldn’t use it sheer, as it just looks like you haven’t finished your nails properly!  But each to their own.

Each nail polish costs £3.99, which is a great price.  Barry M are a fairly budget brand, but they are actually really good quality.  They really know how to do nail polish well!

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Cohorted My Little Treat Beauty Box July 2016 Review and Unboxing

Cohorted My Little Treat Box – July 2016 // Unboxing!

Hola!  I hope you’re having a great day.  It was recently my wedding anniversary.  We weren’t meant to be doing presents but my naughty husband ended up buying me a few!  Luckily for me, one of those presents was the Cohorted My Little Treat Box July box!

Cohorted My Little Treat Box July 2016 Review and Unboxing

Cohorted: My Little Treat Beauty Box – July 2016

I’ve never had a Cohorted box before, as they are quite expensive.  They do a monthly luxury beauty box for £35 a month.  The Cohorted My Little Treat Box is one of their one-off, limited edition boxes.  They vary in price depending on the contents, but this particular box cost £50.

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You Beauty August 2016 Review and Unboxing

You Beauty August 2016: The Beauty Solutions Edit // Review!

Hi there!  I hope you’re having a good day.  It’s that time again – beauty box time!  This post is the You Beauty August 2016 ‘The Beauty Solutions Edit’ review and unboxing.  As I mentioned in this post, this month’s beauty boxes have been a bit disappointing!  Glossybox wasn’t too bad, but this box was so disappointing.  Read on to find out why!

You Beauty August 2016 Review and Unboxing

You Beauty Box – August 2016

The Beauty Solutions Edit claims to pull out all the stops to get us back to looking and feeling our best.  I’m not sure what’s with the ‘get you back to looking your best’.  Maybe they think we’ve been letting ourselves go?  Haha!

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Glossybox August 2016 Review and Unboxing Rae Feather 5th Birthday

Glossybox August 2016 // Unboxing and Review!

Hey guys!  How are you?  Hope you’re well!  It’s time for the Glossybox August unboxing.  If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I’m not super fussy.  I generally really enjoy my beauty boxes and I’m not that hard to please.  Saying that…!  This month’s boxes were really not that great.  My You Beauty one was the worst this month, but the Glossybox wasn’t great either.

Glossybox August 2016 Review and Unboxing Rae Feather 5th Birthday

August 2016 Glossybox

Rae Feather

Apparently Glossybox are five years old this month.  I’m surprised they didn’t make more of the birthday theme – instead they focused on fashion label Rae Feather.  I hadn’t heard of this brand before, but apparently they are a British brand launched in late 2013.   They aim to provide good quality, affordable luxury fashion.  

As one of our five items in the Glossybox August 2016, we received a Rae Feather ‘pochette’.  What the h*ll is a pochette I hear you ask?  Apparently it’s basically a small canvas zipped bag, with the Glossybox initials monogrammed on the front.  It’s lined to make it splash-proof.

For full details about how Glossybox subscriptions work and what they cost, check out this post.

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Pastille Leeds // 3rd Birthday Bloggers Tea Party!

Hey guys!  Just a quick post to share with you what a lovely time I had on Sunday, at Pastille Leeds.  To celebrate their third birthday, they threw a Bloggers Tea Party!  With cake, nails, jewellery and dresses, it was pretty much my ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon! 

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Pastille Leeds’ 3rd Birthday – Bloggers Tea Party

I was SO glad I was well enough to pop along, as I’ve actually been going to Pastille since they very first opened!  As I lived a few doors down from the Granary Wharf nail bar, it used to be my ‘local’.  Back when I was well enough to work, I used to go there regularly to get my gel nails done 😀  I would highly recommend Pastille for nails, as they have some really talented staff.  Liv, in particular, is amazing at nail art.  Check out her Instagram, it’s insane!

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Barry M Lip Oil Berry Good Lip Oil Review and Swatches

Barry M Berry Good Lip Oil // Review and Swatches!

Hey guys! I hope you’re well and having a good start to the week. I wanted to quickly show you the Barry M Berry Good Lip Oil and let you know what I think of it.

It’s one of those products that’s been really hyped up on beauty blogs and YouTube vids recently. Sadly though, I wasn’t quite as happy with it as everyone else seems to be!

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Barry M – Lip Oil in Berry Good

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