March Birchbox First Impressions


Hello beauties! I have you are all well. It feels like spring is just around the corner with this beautiful weather we have been having (or in the Midlands anyway!) so I’m still playing catchup with my beauty subscriptions so this one is a little later then usual so I do apologise.. But better late than never!


This month Birchbox partnered with lifestyle and homeware gurus, Habitat for our DO Try This At Home theme. Spring is here and it’s the perfect time for a little renovation, whether that means shaking up your beauty routine, starting a DIY project or restyling your living space.

Serenity Skincare Dead Sea Bath Salts


Serenity dead sea salt is imported from the lowest point on earth in Jordan. The salts are 100% natural and chemical free, and also have not been tested on animals. Serenity is formulated to restore the natural balance of moisture to the skin in return giving the skin the vital minerals the body requires. The therapeutic benefits of serenity salts are: treating eczema, arthritis, skin infections, dry skin, psoriasis, joint pain, relieving muscle tension or for simply relaxing and enjoying a rejuvenating experience.

I love bath Salts. They are such a simple thing that can make your bath feel that more luxurious. These can also be used as an exfoliator for your skin while in the bath. It doesn’t say how big the sample bag is, but it’s quite big. 1kg bag is £7.50 which I think is really good!

Catherine Malandrino Style De Paris


This scent from fashion designer Catherine Malandrino hits all the right notes with a playful yet sophisticated oriental fragrance mixed with fun fruits. Like her renowned, sought-after designs, it’s the perfect blend of chic Parisian style and the infectious energy of New York City.

I’m actually in the market for a new perfume. I’ve recently given up smoking, so I have some spare cash on me. It will be 2 weeks when posting this that I gave up, so I thought I would treat myself. This smells absolutely amazing, so I will be considering this when making my choice!

TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil


Excellent Facial and Body Tan with ultra moisturising ingredients, voted the best Facial Tan in 2013 by RSVP magazine. TanOrganic Self-Tanning Oil gives a visibly luxurious tan that lasts up to 4 days after application. It ensures unrivalled ease of application and optimal moisturising with no oily effect. Its citrus scent leaves a delicate, fresh fragrance with a unique moisturising action. This Self Tanning Oil is the perfect tan for those who lust after a natural looking tan all year round. 

So this is gonna be pretty pointless for me as I’m pale and kinda like it that way! I wish there was an option to opt out of Tanning products on these beauty subscriptions. Full size is 100ml at £24.99

Benefit Roller Lashes



It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls…while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours.

I’ve had my eye on this product ever since it came out! I’ve had a number of emails from benefit telling me about it, but I have so many mascaras to get though at the moment, I wanted to dwindle my collection before investing. But I must admit, I’m glad I’ve been sent a sample to try out… Because as soon as I got it I tried it and I love it! It separates my lashes and extends then to a lovely length. I’m sure I’ll be doing a review of this fully soon!

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer


The world’s first pre-shampoo conditioning treatment and our hero product. Healthy hair stretches when wet before returning to its original length when dry.
However hair in poor condition snaps and breaks when stretched. Intensely moisturising Elasticizer delivers a rush of moisture to the hair’s cuticle; suppleness, elasticity and bounce appear instantly without weighing down or coating the hair. Visible results from one application that improve with continued use. Fragrance free. Use once a week as a minimum for best results.

I’ve had many samples of this through my beauty subscription. Even though I’ve tried it before, it’s always a welcomed item! I did a review of this item here you can check out!

So overall I am pretty happy about my box, except for the tanning product obviously! But it makes up for it to get to try out the new benefit mascara! I’ve recently unsubscribed from You Beauty, so if you have any recommendations of any beauty boxes I could try out.. Let me know in the comments!

What did you think of your March box? What did you recieve? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know!


A Soapy & Glorious Christmas

Hello beauties! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I remember saying to a few of my friends last year that no one ever gets me anything Soap & Glory for Christmas, even though it’s all over the shops around Christmas and it’s something i love.. Well this year I got some! And by some.. I mean alot! This post is just gonna be a run down on each box and what they contain and a description of each product. Reviews will be up when I get around to using them! I’ve got a lot to get through!

Your Own Sweet Lime Gift Set


A gorgeous giftable barrel of Soap & Glory’s take-anywhere-sized Sugar Crush Body Wash, Body Scrub, Body Buttercream and Hand Cream – all in our mouth-watering, freshly squeezed lime fragrance – plus a bonus, super smoothing Body Polisher.


Sugar Crush Body Buttercream smells gorgeous! This utlra-rich body buttercream is loaded with shea & cocoa butter, almond & coconut oil and a super-refreshing double-citrus whammy of uplifting lime oil and smoothing lime tree blossom extract.

Sugar Crush Body Scrub is a brown sugar scrub with a fruity lime fragrance that blends sweet lime oil and almond oil with macadamia grains and glycerin from smashed brown sugar.


Sugar Crush Body Wash is a lovely citrus body wash which leaves you energised, revitalised and fresh. It also features Cool Capsules to cool and refresh, radiance boosting Kiwi Water Juice and their super creamy M Suds moisture boosting Base with skin conditioner.

Sugar Crush Hand Food is a Soap & Glory bestseller, an indisputable winner, and everybody’s favorite hand cream. This rich, non-greasy hydrator comes in a limited-edition, mouth-watering sweet lime scent. Purse-sized for maximum moisture portability, it leaves hands soft, smooth, and soothed.

The Soapremes Gift Set


Soap, in the name of scrub…!  When the waterworks are on and things get steamy, take a break and luxuriate in this delectable collection of shower and skincare treats. Slathering it on never felt so good.


Clean On Me Shower Gel is a very popular pick amongst the ‘love-to-scrub-up’ club, this scrub has a bonus, built in body lotion, so you can get clean, smooth, sexy skin simultaneously.

The Scrub Of Your Life is thick, foamy and fantastically fresh, it’s satisfyingly stuffed with just the right ratio of scrubbing beads for the ultimate body scrub experience.


The Righteous Butter is a smooth, creamy, and velvety intense body lotion. With skin softening shea butter and aloe vera to attract moisture, some folks think it’s a bit addictive!

Cosy Socks are so soft. It’s just what is needed now the weather is getting colder. They keep my feet toasty.


Heel Genius Foot Cream is a soak-in foot mask marvel that smoothes and softens while you sleep.

Hand Food Hand Cream is a super-silky gorgeously-scented non-greasy hydrating hand cream featuring fennel and lotus flower extracts, which leaves your hands super smooth.

Soaper Heroes


This gorgeous little gift box includes travel sizes of Soap & Glory’s bestselling products, including Girligo™ scented moisturising body mist, The Righteous Butter™ body butter, Flake Away™ body scrub, Clean On Me Skin™ softening shower gel, and Hand Food™ hand cream.


Girligo Body Moisturising Mist has been said that sensible men have been driven to dizziness by this moisturising scented mist.


Flake Away Body is a Scrub is a superhero strength skin smoothing body exfoliator with shea butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar. Its a spa strength dry skin body scrub.

So thats all my Soap & Glory gear i got this Christmas! I think I’ve got enough to last me for half the year! What did you guys get for Christmas? Let me know!