Birchbox Shop Purchases

I’ve picked up a few things in the Birchbox Shop recently, so I thought I’d add some comments. All of these products can be purchased at the following link:
Birchbox: Receive The Best Of Beauty Every Month

Amie Micellar Water: I found this really stingy on my eyes, would not recommend. 😦

Caudalie Organic Grape Water: I use this as a mid-stage between toner and serum, and I really like it! Quickly absorbed and gentle.

Lord and Berry Alchimia Mascara: I much prefer mascaras like this one with a silicone brush, and it goes on well and layers quickly, and is not smudgy.


Eight things you’ll never have to buy again if you get regular beauty boxes


I have done some ersatz maths and realised that if you subscribe to just a couple of beauty boxes per month, there are a few things you will pretty much never need to buy again, so often do variations of them pop up in boxes. Continue reading “Eight things you’ll never have to buy again if you get regular beauty boxes”

Irish beauty subscription boxes: A list of boxes that will ship to Ireland

One thing that I have realized from talking to my Irish friends and some fellow beauty bloggers is that the Republic of Ireland tends to get a pretty raw deal when it comes to finding beauty boxes that will ship over there, despite all UK beauty boxes happily shipping to NI!

With this in mind, I have collated a list of all of the beauty boxes I can find that will ship to Ireland, some of which are UK-based and some of which come from further afield. There are currently 11 boxes all told, and I will update the list as and when I hear of more, so read on for my current list of Irish beauty subscription boxes. Continue reading “Irish beauty subscription boxes: A list of boxes that will ship to Ireland”

“Just what the world needs, another makeup blog!” -Said no one ever.

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I’ve finally decided to throw my lot in with the cool kids by starting my own beauty-ish blog, you know, pretty much like everyone else.

A little about me: I am a plus size 30-something makeup and beauty subscription box obsessive living in the UK, fluent in both English and sarcasm-of which there will be plenty (not to mention the odd cuss word) in my posts.

My personal style has been described as that of a preschool kid’s TV presenter-make of that what you will-with unnatural coloured hair and an unhealthy interest in clashing prints and bright, bold colours. I think that makeup and beauty should be fun first and foremost, and I am going to try to bring that to my posts, along with a hefty dose of straight talking. If I love it I’ll tell the world, but if I’m not impressed, everyone will hear exactly why that is too!

In terms of the sort of content you will find here, I get a lot of beauty boxes and will try to get to my reviews/unboxings on the same day that they arrive, but aside from that, expect my posts to be erratic, varied and kinda sweary, but beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess.

My work gig is that of freelance writer/journalist, and having said for the longest time that I ain’t writing shit for free, I have finally changed my mind-not least because otherwise, I was in danger of turning one of my ongoing gigs with a very loose brief into my own personal product review forum, and there was only so long they were going to tolerate that for!

So, welcome and enjoy the ride.