Sunday, 14 February 2016

Love Me Beauty

Last Sunday, I bought my first ever beauty box from Love Me Beauty, and I love the idea so much that I thought I would share it with you. 

Similarly to many box-subscription services, you can subscribe to beauty box companies in many different packages, and they will send you, generally monthly, a box filled with makeup, hair, skincare and other products. However, what makes Love Me Beauty a little bit different, is that you are able to pick out from a range of products, up to a certain number of 'credits' (explained later), so you know that you'll love what you receive. This particularly appealed to me, as it's the excitement of new products, whilst knowing you'll love them all.

When you sign up to Love Me Beauty, they ask you to fill out a quick user profile made up of features such as your age range, hair and skin type. This enables them to pick out 'recommendations' of products, that you can choose for your box- however, you can also pick out from the regularly changing boutique, if you'd like something different to the products they suggest.

Products cost 10 or 20 credits, and if like me you get the one month deal (which is a great way to see if you enjoy the service, and then you can pick out a more long term deal), you can pick out items that cost up to 60 credits. You are also able to pay a small price for extra credits, and there are several options for these, each increasing with price depending on how many extra credits you buy, so you can pick out the one that best suits you. This means, if there are loads of products you want to try, you are able to.

I picked out 4 products:

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil
MONU Hydrating Face Mask
Eye of Horus Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil
Lanolips 101 Ointment

I have left a link to their website below, I recommend you check it out as it's such a great concept, which I absolutely love!

These products are all brilliant, and considering the amazing price on 13.95 including P&P, I think it's incredible that you are able to receive a box from this company worth £40 or more! This is the perfect way to try out new products, and since Love Me Beauty only teams up with brands that produce the highest quality products, it's well worth the money! Let me know in the comments if you've ever tried out a Love Me Beauty Box, or if this post has interested you- and also if you'd like a review of any of the products I received!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Bringing Back Childhood

Colouring books. A childhood favourite that never seems to grow old from generation to generation. I can remember starting out with the simpler designs, with the really thick lines and basic pictures of flowers and butterflies. I was never one to draw out the lines by the time I'd moved on to more complicated designs, and I loved spending ages filling in the pictures to perfection.

Recently, adult colouring books have become a trend and every book and stationery shop you go to seems to have a wide range of these books available, ranging in theme and price. Not only do they bring memories of childhood fun, but they have become known for helping relaxation and mindfulness, something that I think we can all benefit from in this fast-paced world.

I bought myself The Mindfulness Colouring Book, which is made up of patterns simply for relaxing, and the Vogue Colouring Book, a beautiful book filled with complex designs inspired by Vogue magazines from decades such as the 50's. I love this so much as it's just such a unique and original idea. Both are available in bookstores such as WH Smith and Waterstones and online, so you can do some searching to find the best price- and a quick look online will show you the range in choices that appeal to everyone. I think these are lovely to relax and wind-down and I also think they would make great presents.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Kiwi and Banana Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a really quick and easy way to make a super healthy but delicious snack. They take barely any time to make, and keep all the nutrients as you simply blend the entire fruit. Smoothies are basically a really refreshing, fun way to enjoy a fruit salad!

So, with that said, today I have a kiwi and banana smoothie recipe for you! I love this smoothie as it's really sweet and refreshing, but it also gives me a boost of energy at the end of the day before settling down for my exam studies.

2 kiwis
1 banana
Orange juice- depending on how thick you want the smoothie add up to about 150ml (3/4 of a small single carton drink)
A splash of water

  • Peel and chop up the bananas, and put them into your blender, or into the plastic container if you have one of the hand-held blenders like me.
  • Add the orange juice. If you're not a fan of orange juice then you can switch this out for your preference, and water will probably work too. If you like a thicker smoothie, then opt for less juice, but I find that about 3/4 of a single 200ml carton is the perfect amount- and you can drink what's left!
  • Add just a tad of water if you want to dilute the juice a little.
  • Blend the ingredients and enjoy!

Let me know in the comments if you decide to make this drink or if you have any other great smoothie recipes as I'd love to try some more!