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Glossy Box Review

20:18:00
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've most likely heard of Glossy Box and their monthly beauty box subscriptions. Basically what happens is.. you sign up to a subscription or pay per month and then a box containing 5 mystery beauty/nail/hair products is delivered directly to your door. I am very new to the whole Glossy Box scene having only received 2 boxes so far but I am loving it!


I personally think this is such a good gift idea and with Christmas just around the corner (please don't hate me for saying that in September) I thought i'd give you a little insight into the kind of things to expect from Glossy Box.

First off I absolutely adore the packaging - it's fun, it's sleek and it's pretty. The products inside are completely varied from samples to full sized products and it could be anything from a nail varnish, a beauty tool or simply a sample of a dreamy cream. For example, in the August 2019 Birthday Edition Box I received: a full sized HUDA BEAUTY lip gloss (can you believe it!!!), a full sized liquid eyeliner, a single set of under eye patches, rose gold eyelash curlers and a travel sized Imperial Leather body foam. You do get a leaflet inside the box as you open it describing each of the products but I choose to look at this after so it doesn't ruin the surprise.


The box photographed in this post is September 2019 & it actually contained 7 items in total:

Colgate Charcoal Toothpaste - something I totally wouldn't expect to receive in a beauty box but also a product i'm really excited to try out.



Mayy Banana Setting Powder - because who doesn't need a setting powder to stop their under eyes creasing, v happy Aimee.


Mitchell and Peach EDP - this smells like a bath bomb in a bottle. I am going on holiday next week and this is 100% coming with me, it's an adorable yet generous size.


Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Gel - again a very handy travel companion and it smells so good. I'm the type of person to take hand sanitiser everywhere I go so although this may sound a little dull to receive to some people, it was a win for me.

Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask - a great way to try a new product and by the title I am already excited to use this.


Godiva Masterpieces - a small treat that would put a smile on anyone's face (unless you don't like dark chocolate - in which case I can't relate as I actually ate this before I had the chance to photograph it... oops)

Hello Beau-Tea-Ful Tea Body Scrub - this is another great way to try a new product, I would never think to purchase one of these from a store but now I've got it I am super intrigued to try it.


It works out to be £10 a box but it can vary with different savings on different subscriptions so I have linked their website here so you can have a look for yourself.





TK Maxx Haul ¦ Why Haven't I Shopped Here Before?

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To say I was surprised by all the brands available in TK Maxx is an understatement. It has always been one of those store i'd heard about but chose to walk straight passed and i'm so mad at myself for all the time I did that! I am a newly obsessed TK Maxx shopper and there is no stopping me now - regardless of if I have time or not I will always pop my head in just to be sure I'm not missing out on any of their incredible bargains.



If you are like I was and simply turn a blind eye at TK Maxx then this post is for you - from make up to shoes/accessories/clothing & home ware. They stock some amazing brands at such WOW bargain prices.



I'll admit it was payday and I did get totally carried away but I thought i'd do a small(ish) haul of just some of the secret gems hidden away in the shelves of TK Maxx. There were so many other amazing bargains that I wouldn't picked up if I had any more space in my hands but I figured a basket was far too dangerous for my bank account and sadly left behind the likes of Clarins, Tangle Teezer, PIXI Beauty, Clinique, St Tropez, Bobbi Brown etc... the list is endless.


Anastasia Beverley Hills:
Single Eyeshadows £3.99 (RRP £12)
Liquid Lipsticks £9.99 (RRP £22)
Lipsticks £9.99 (RRP £20)
Nip & Fab Kale Pads £3.99 (RRP £12.95)
Yes To Blueberries Eye Mask £1.99 (RRP £2.99)
Ardell Lashes £3.99 (RRP £5.49)
Calvin Klein Bra £12.99 (RRP £30)
Leila Eve Gems £2.99 (RRP £8.00)
FoxyBae Leave in Conditioner £7.99 (RRP $14.95)
Beach Road Hydrating Mist £4.99 (RRP $18)



I wasn't joking when I said they were bargains - how incredible are those prices....?!

If you don't have one locally, don't panic!!! They now have an online store (RIP Aimee's bank account) you can shop here.







HOW TO ¦ QUICK & EASY HALO EYE

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If you're looking for a dramatic but also soft eye make up look then a halo eye is my go to. They're a lot easier than they look and this post is going to be a step by step on how to achieve one.



First of all - prime the eyelids to create a blank canvas.

Then you want to add a transition shade that is going to ensure your darker shades blend easily.

You want to now pack your darkest shade into the crease as well as the outer and inner thirds of the lid and then blend so the transition is smooth.

I then like to cut the crease with the same product I used to prime my eyelids on a flat brush.

Depending on the colours you're using to create your halo eye you want to then add your shimmer or lightest shade to the centre of the eyelid to create the halo effect.

To finish the look I go back in with the darkest shade just to neaten up where the light shade meets the dark.

I then repeat the same deep shade on the outer thirds and lighter on the centre under the eye so it looks seamless before then going onto add lashes and mascara.

Viola.













GHD GLIDE ¦ CAN IT TAME THE UN-TAMEABLE?

11:25:00
When people say their hair is too frizzy and un-tameable - they haven't seen anything until they've seen my natural hair. It would honestly shock you the amount of volume/frizz to my hair when it's freshly washed and straightening it has always been such a chore. NOT ANYMORE, the GHD Glide has changed the game. Because it's a brush I was so sure it would do barely anything except maybe take it from lions mane to the normal size of frizzy hair but it is so quick and easy to tame my hair.

It claims to be the best on second day hair but one or two brushes through each section straight after freshly washing and drying my hair is honestly enough to get it straight, it's not the slick dead straight that you would achieve by going over and over it with straighteners but it's very much tamed and presentable.

Before

With it being a brush you save the time of having to comb the hair and then go over with straighteners so it's a lot more time efficient than my regular straighteners. I simply section the hair and relatively slowly slide the brush from the roots to the ends making sure the hair stays at the base of the brush to maximise the results.

After

The answer is yes, it can tame the un-tameable and if you have overly frizzy hair like me then it will be the best money you ever spend. You can pick it up here.