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Superdrug Makeup Haul

Last week I needed to go shopping for some much needed makeup, seeing as we dont have very many makeup stores in my town my main stop is always Superdrug, which has plenty to offer in the way of makeup.

Lately I have been into Makeup Revolution products, they are great quality and of course kind to the old purse..

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Now onto the haul.

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Sally Hansen miracle gel polish – Not one for nail polishes, I usually just have naked nails but I saw this beautiful shade, which is ‘Spice Age’ number 560, and I had to get it, unfortunately I cannot seem to find this exact shade on the website but I am sure you can find it in store if you love it, its a Gel like polish, which I am actually loving as its staying on my nails a lot longer than regular old polish.
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Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder (Translucent) – I am not going to lie, the powder that I currently use is from Poundland, but as I am now running out I needed to grab some more and of course I went with Makeup Revolution, the little pod swivels open, contains the applicator and a little mirror at the back which I love, pressed powder always reminds me of my nan and her little makeup bag.

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Makeup Revolution Focus and Fix eyebrow shaping kit – I dont have eyebrows, well I do, but they are really fair and honestly its a lot of work in the mornings ‘painting’ them on and making them look human rather than a sharpie, but I am always on the look out for different eyebrow things to try, this little pack comes with three different shades of brown and a wax like substance, I am saving this for when I go out at the end of the month, I got this in light medium.

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Makeup Revolution duo brow pencil – Another brow product, it comes with a pencil shade and a little brush at the other end to help blend everything and I actually like this, I find pencils a lot easier to control than anything else but I think its a bit darker than I like so I may go back and grab the lighter shade.

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Elf Flawless Finish foundation in Porcelain – I have heard so many people talk about Elf products lately so I had to try some myself and I actually love it, it blends really well and I love the scent of it, the bottles themselves are really small so I grabbed two but I dont think I have barely used much, sorry Rimmel, I have found a new foundation!

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I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate palette – Not one for palettes I literally dont know where to look when I want to find some nice brown shades, but I love these, I have the chocolate and peaches palette so I thought I couldn’t go wrong with getting this one, and so far its great.. I think i secretly love the packaging with it being shaped like a delicious white chocolate bar, if you are after a great neutral/brown palette I recommend this one.

and thats it, have you tried any of the products that I purchased?

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Glossybox October – Roundup -#blogtober

Glossybox has given us a treat this month, whether you are a proud unicorn or a mighty mermaid, you will love this months box, which is unfortunately now sold out but I thought I should still do my monthly roundup of what was in it.

I got, as you can see, Unicorn! I couldn’t resist placing my unipusheen in the photos, whats better than a unicorn than a fat grey cat unicorn?

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Mermaid v Unicorn Eye shadow Palette – when I saw this palette my heart skipped a little, I love the shades and I honestly cannot wait to play with them properly, at a pocket friendly price of £4 and can be found in your local Superdrug is this wonderful funky palette.

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Kawaii Enterprise Brush Cleansing Egg – when I opened this up, I honestly thought it was just another beauty blender, purely because of how it was packaged, but it isnt that at all, but a brush cleaner! I have been seeing all over my facebook of homemade cleaners with a bit of plastic and some hot glue so getting this, is a highlight! it fits nicely on your fingers and is perfect for smaller brushes.

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Bang Beauty Cream Color – How beautiful is this color? what is it? I hear you ask, it is in fact a multi use cream, you can use it anywhere and I have mainly worn it on my lips, and I love it, it reminds me of those little pots of lip balm I used to collect as a teen.

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Lord and Berry Brow Pencil – I have probably said this before but my eyebrows are terrible, they are fair and just not there so i’m always on the hunt for new eyebrow pencils or tricks, and I love this, the one I received was slightly darker to what I was used to but I love how easily it was applied! I can see this being an every day use thing!

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Sleek Makeup Creme to Powder Blush – The packaging of this is velvet, I think I was more impressed with the packaging than I was the product haha, I am a newbie with makeup so not only do i not own any blush (well I do now) but I also do not know how to use it, this shade is really pretty and its making me want to attempt to go from newbie to not so newb with my make up.

All these products are full size in this months box, usually its two full size and three samples but I love how Glossybox gave us such a fun treat for October and I cannot wait for the November box now!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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The Body Shop – mini haul #blogtober

I don’t usually shop at The Body Shop, but once I found out about their new Vanilla Pumpkin range I had to go along to my local store and pick a few bits up!

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In the new range there is a a body butter, body shimmer spray, shower gel and hand cream, and of course because I am a fool I had to get the whole range, it is amazing.

The scent has a really subtle vanilla smell and a delightful slight spice to it too, if this is what a Pumpkin Spiced Latte smelt like then sign me up!

The hand cream is by far my favorite of the collection as it has the strongest smell, and the body shimmer is delightful, I love shaking up the bottle and watching all the luster dust spin!

If you are a fan of all things pumpkin then you need to get these.

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I also got some from the mango range, a body mist and some shower sorbet, which you can apparently pop in the fridge for a wonderful shower experience, I have yet to try it from the fridge (I will let you know when I do) but its amazing!

I am always delighted with The Body Shop products, they always have the best smells and are of course cruelty free and I am trying to cut the amount of products I use that actually test on and use animals in their formulas.

Seriously get yourself to your local Body Shop and give your skin a little treat!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Me, Being Mummy
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August Glossybox -Roundup.


This months Glossybox was a lovely little surprise! I am a bit of a useless order tracker so when things turn up at my front door I get all excited.. lets take a look at what I got in the August box!

Essence live.Laugh.Celebrate Palette – This is a cute little ‘make your own’ travel palette, perfect for putting in a bag and taking along on your jollies (holiday), The collection that I got was two eyeshadow shades, one blush and one higlighter, and I love the little rattly box to store them in! The palette itself retails at 1.50 and the powder 1.50 each, which is pretty good for the pockets!

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Batiste 2 in 1 Dry Shampoo and Conditioner – This is my favorite of the dry hairspray brands! I have about five different bottles because one is never enough, but this is the first time I have seen or used the shampoo and conditioner version, and I love it! but being that Batiste is my favorite brand, what more could you expect

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Valquer Ice Hair Mask

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Rodial Suede Lips

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Modellauncher Safari Sun Bronzer

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Purelei Hawaiian Girl Hair Ties

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July GlossyBox – Roundup.

When my July Glossybox arrived at my door something inside it smelt incredible which, with anything that has body creams inside, is a good thing, all items are sealed up with a foil cap so whatever it is, is so fragrant its escaping the tubes and this months box has a theme of summer..

 

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Glossybox always comes looking so well packaged and full to the brim of fun items to try, Plus I really like the box which reminds me of a shoe box you get at posh shoe stores.. but enough about the box and onto the items..

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Up first I have this after sun skin care, seeing as we have had some sun lately in the UK (shocker I know) its Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, it seems gentle enough to put on my children’s skin after they come home from school and have been outside for most of the day.. it has that lovely smell that after sun has, or that I remember from my childhood of smelling it on my mum after she had done with her tanning outside.. I am definitely going to keep using it and may purchase it in future.

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Up next is what has caused that wonderful smell in the box, its a conditioner for the hair, and smells wonderful, I need a body cream of this as ugh, I don’t think I can just have it for my hair and I love it.

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Up next is a makeup brush, I am a big newbie when it comes to makeup or brushes so forgive my stupidity with this one, I am not sure what its for but I love the color of the brush hairs which are silky smooth too and after a little google, I learnt its good for applying highlighter..

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Banana Setting Powder, this is my firs try with setting powder and I have to admit that I love it, I usually just just translucent powder when I put my makeup on so its always fun to try something new, this also has a wonderful smell, not like a banana, which I am glad about as the smell of banana makes me gag a bit (I cant even watch any videos of people crushing banana’s in recipes hah) but I love this.

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I have seen these hairbands around a lot lately, they a designed to cause less damage to the hair when you tie it up, but also are great to use as a bracelet too, I love the smooth texture and they are brilliant in my hair, I do have a few that I found from Sainsburys so I have used them before and they are literally the only things I use in my hair now.

And that’s it, my July monthly box from Glossybox, I am excited for my next one!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Disclaimer – I pay for Glossybox with my own money, All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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July Birchbox – Roundup.

This is going to be the last Birchbox roundup that I plan to do, mainly because its just not worth getting them anymore, a lot of the items are a bit samey and one of the items in this months box just isn’t at all impressive.

I have enjoyed getting it month by month but I decided to cancel my subscription after July’s box, doesn’t mean you wont enjoy what they have, it just wasn’t for me anymore.

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Up first I have this tiny sample bottle of what I assume is perfume, It actually smells really nice, I am a fan of Thierry Mugler’s Angel and this is a little bit lighter than that, its Romance De Provence by Catherine Malandrino and its pretty expensive in the full bottle (the website shows the U.S price but the UK price is 53, I don’t think I would buy it, but I will for sure use this little sample up.

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When I first opened my box I thought this was a little packet of tea, it is tea.. but not your English breakfast kind of tea, its a face mask by Origins , Its a powder face mask with Matcha and Green Tea and it smells exactly like green tea, I am not sure what Matcha is but it does smell really nice and I am looking forward to trying it out.

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Next is something a little fun, foaming shower gel, and it foams up amazingly, I pressed the button and without expecting it, a large amount of gel fell onto the floor and foamed up everywhere. It smells amazing and when I did get some on my skin is now all smooth, it has a slight minty aroma but its main ingredients are eucalyptus and rosemary, so amazing!

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Up next is Flash Cleanse Micellar Water, all of these products smell so wonderful, and this one is no different, I used a little bit on my face after I had removed my makeup last night and my skin felt great this morning, didn’t have any reactions like i normally do with skin care products, defiantly adding this to my makeup routine.

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I believe this is dry shampoo, I am only used to the shampoo you get in the spray bottles, so a almost, cream dry shampoo is a little strange to me, over the week ive read so many comments on Birchbox’s facebook page about getting nothing but dry shampoo and I couldn’t help but laugh at this, its an overnight recovery dry shampoo and it kind of made my hair a little bit greasy, but my hair can be a tough cookie with products.. I think I will stick to my spray shampoo for now.

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Now this last one, has made my mind up on whether or not I was going to continue getting Birchbox in the near future, yes this is as small as it looks, its a Benefit Cosmetics lip and cheek stain and it is a beautiful color, but the bottle is tiny, I know it was just a sample but I was expecting something a bit bigger than what I received.

it is a lovely color as I said and I had the choice of two to pick, and as I am not much of a red lippy fan I went with the more pinker tone.

But that’s it, No more birchbox for me, I don’t mind, I plan on keeping my Glossybox Subscription so I will continue to share what I get from that in the future.

Have you ever used Birchbox before? what did you think about it, are your feelings about the same as mine?

Until next time

Mummy Cat

 

Disclaimer – I pay/paid for Birchbox with my own money monthly, All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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Glossybox Monthly – Roundup

So, I decided to take the plunge and try out a different monthly makeup subscription box, as you are probably are aware I’ve been subscribed to Birchbox since the start of January but while browsing Facebook I saw Glossybox had a coupon code to try their box for the first month so.. how could I say no?

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and as you can see, I got a lovely selection of goodies for this month! the little booklet is a few chapters from the upcoming book Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland which is due to be released on June 29th so you still have time to preorder a copy, the few chapters are really interesting so I may go and pick that up when I manage to get into town! go check it out.

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First up in the box we have dry hairspray by Batiste, I live for dry hairspray and I am forever running low of the stuff (any mother of more than one will probably understand hah) but this one is for heat and shine to protect your hair from the heat and styling which is fantastic! I don’t often use my straighteners but now when I do I can relax that my hair will have some form of heat protection. best dry hairspray ever!

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Up next we have Eness exotic Africa argan oil hand cream, and from experience with from when I was working in a newsagents, one can never have to many hand creams! this hand cream smells absolutely divine, it reminds me of children’s sun cream and has made my hands wonderfully soft.. plus it is made by a cruelty free company which is a plus!

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Up next is a contour pencil, I see all over Instagram people using tape and spoons and whatever they can get their hands on to contour their face to make it look slimmer, which literally only works if you are looking at someone dead on, I personally don’t understand contouring and frankly am to terrified of doing it myself, if they turn out how my eyebrows look half the time then i doubt ill be able to ‘blend’ the brown in correctly and look like I’ve let my baby smudge chocolate on my face haha! so consider  me not a fan of contouring

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Now time for some illuminator from Manna ,  this is the first time Ive actually used an illuminator and I actually like it, it adds a subtle pink tint to my regular foundation and creates a nice shimmer look on bare skin, the only issue is this is step 3 and I am unsure about the other steps but I have defiantly added it to my regular makeup.

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Up next I have some all in one primer by Thisworks, I had a tiny bottle of primer a while ago and found my face was much better after using it before applying my makeup, so I am super happy to have another bottle to use, and a much better one too, Primers from what I am aware (makeup newbie) are used to prime the face before makeup.. it smells lovely and has quickly gone into my makeup bag!

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and lastly we have a beautiful browny red lip crayon, I don’t usually wear lipsticks much but when I do I tend to lean towards the darker shades than lighter so this is right up my street, I adore the color on and have used it a few times since I received my box the other day.

All in all this was a great box, I am glad I saw the promotional codes and picked it up and I think I will definitely keep up this subscription month to month to add to this makeup newbies now overflowing bag!

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Until next time

Mummy Cat

 

 

Disclaimer – I paid for Glossybox with my own money, all thoughts and opinions of the brands included are my own.