Sunday, 26 October 2014

Birchbox vs Glossybox October 2014

A few months ago I unsubbed from Glossybox to try Birchbox. I have now decided to resub to Glossybox so this month I received both boxes.


Here is my Birchbox....

The brands in Birchbox are always more high end and the sample sizes are usually quite a good size. You also get full size products. I have found that there is only usually a couple of products in there that I will actually use, and even if there are more I probably wouldn't purchase them afterwards as they are usually expensive.

Birchbox is a slightly smaller box but inside the box is usually a material bag with the products in that you can re-use. This month the products came in this pink zip up make up bag.

The past couple of boxes have included an extra that everyone receives. This time it was a pen in the shape of a lipstick.

This month's products were: Cattier pink clay facemask, KMS California hair serum, shaveworks cool fix gel for shaving rash, pixi Shea butter lip balm and meaningful beauty anti-ageing capsules.

With both boxes I find that some products match up with your beauty profile and others don't, so I don't really know if they pay attention to them or not.

Here is my Glossybox.....

This month's box theme was pop art. This was partly the reason for me resubbing this month as I wanted the box :) I find that the products are more "down to earth" and as I am a make up novice I find this a lot better for me. I also find that I am more likely to repurchase the products as they are available on the high street and aren't too pricey.

Some of the samples in Glossybox can be on the small side but they are mixed up with full size products.

You tend to get a lot of perfume samples in Glossybox and this month's Yves Rocher one was a nice size sample. I find these samples helpful as I like getting new perfumes but never know what to choose.

My products in my Glossybox were Rimmel BB cream, Nuxe facemask, So Susan mascara, Etre Belle lip peel, Ciate nail polish and Yves Rocher perfume sample.

So from now on I will just be receiving Glossybox. If some of you are confused on which box to go for hope this post helps.

Thanks for reading

George xx


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sparkly Nails Witch Charms

A few months ago I got sent some lovely Geisha water decals from Sparkly Nails. They enjoyed my review and recently sent me some nail charms just in time for Halloween.

They are these cute gold witch charms :)
When I think witch I think of purple as the colour so decided to use a light purple with an accent nail of China glaze 'howl you doin'.

I found the witch charms easy to use although they are very delicate so you need to be careful with them. The problem I had was that my nails are quite curved and small so the charms didn't lie flat and had bits sticking up on either side.

These charms are ideal if you want a pretty, simple, sophisticated halloween mani :) They are also a bargain at £1.10 a pack!

These charms can be found on their website which is

Thanks for reading
George xx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Nails For Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I would like to share with you all my manicure for breast cancer awareness month. The theme as always is pink :)

I used polishes by Models Own, Ciate, Nina and OPI.

The above OPI is called "You Glitter Be Good To Me" and is from the 2012 breast cancer duo called 'pink of hearts'.

On my thumb nails I did a version of the pink ribbon using pink nail gems. I saw this idea on a profile on Instagram and really wanted to try it. I used Models Own 'Sun Hat' as a base because it is nice and bright.

I used the OPI Polish on my ring fingers and a basic polka dots design on my other nails. Polka dots always seem to be my 'go to' design.

Hope you all like my design.


Thanks for reading

George xx