Glossybox | May 2019

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Another month means it’s time for another Glossybox unboxing! This month I received my box a little later than usual, but I think it was something to do with the postman *sigh*. May’s box is inspired by high end beauty trends and this month has 5 full sized product – a massive treat or what!

Let’s start with the sneak peak from last month – Barry M: Cosmic Lights Highlighting Palette. This palette is so beautiful and actually really versatile. There are 6 colours, with two creamy hues and 4 iridescent powders. Most of the colours are pretty subtle but they are very build-able! I’ve used this nearly everyday since I’ve got it, it’s also the perfect travel size for holiday, too! The RRP is £7.99, so very affordable too!

The next product on this months box was from Annabelle Minerals, a Rose mineral Blush. Another new product which Glossybox has introduced me to. I love wearing a lil’ bit of blush as it gives that flushed look and I’m all about that (no-one wants to look like a ghost do they?!), This blush is really soft and applies really nicely to the skin, it is a mineral blush so there is no need to apply too much, a little bit will go a long way! The RRP is £12.50.

Next, was my favourite product in this months box. Nail berry – Love Me Tender Nail Polish. This colour is absolutely beautiful and the perfect pink shade. It states that this is an award winning nail polish, due to the fact it allows a healthier manicure without compromising on the colour. I don’t tend to splurge on nail polish as I have been wearing acrylics, and although this product is RRP at £14.50, I think I would make an exception and purchase this colour again!

The next product was Mudmasky – Aftermask Vitamin Serum. I always love receiving skincare products in my subscription box as it really gives me a chance to try loads of different products without spending too much first! This product is one of the only skincare products which is designed to be used after a face mask, it is designed to nourish complexion as well as adding all of the vitamins into the skin! I can’t wait to try this after using a mask and seeing if it really does work! The RRP is £43.00.

The final product in this months box was from Beauty Kitchen – A Naturaline Natural 0% Petroleum Lip Treatment. Another type of product like Vasaline. The only thing with this product is that it is fully sustainable and is made with 100% natural ingredients – and also the packaging is 100% recyclable too! This is really handy as I have so many lip treatments on the go! the RRP for this product is £2.99

I think this could easily be one of my favourite boxes I’ve received this month and it’s got £80.98 worth of products! I’ll report back on these products in a future Rate It or Hate It post, so if you’re curious about what I think, be sure to check out that post when it goes live!

Thoughtful Thursdays | A Mindful Instinct

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This weeks Thoughtful Thursdays’ seems very fitting as it’s Mental Health Week. We all know that being mindful generally helps with our mental health, but using your instinct should be something we should always trust – remember that when we’re making choices by following our instincts we are living mindfully.

Flower Walk – In bygone centuries, walking through gardens was something that people did for pleasure. Be sure to find yourself an outdoor area where you can simply walk up and down for 10 minutes, paying close attention to the soles of your feet as you breathe naturally if you’re feeling tense – start at a normal/fast pace and gradually slow down.

Making effort – we tend to link the degree or effort to the level of success, yet in meditation and mindfulness striving too hard can get in the way – we then think about how we should be feeling rather than allowing ourselves to experience what it is. Finding the right level of effort is a question of experimentation.

Occupy hands – technological advances means we have entertainment on tap *TV and binge watching*, which can make us feel sluggish. Yet leaves us too weird to sleep. Using your hands to help you engage enough to keep us occupied, but allow the brain to reach a calm, meditative state.

I’m also posting every night this week on Instagram, each night focusing on something in relation to Mental Health – feel free to come over and say hello! @_s0phierebecca.

April Favourites |

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I would say happy May but considering we’re already half way through the month.. I think it’s a bit late for that. It seems that this first half of the month has also flown by, which so did April! I have been so busy with uni and have had so many deadlines that I haven’t really had much time, socially. This months favourites are primarily skin/body care related as I’ve spent a lot of time in the house.

My first favourite this month is The Body Shop – Drops of Youth Sleep Mask. This is honestly one of the best evening moisturisers I have used. It’s a very thick consistency and leaves the skin feeling tight the next morning. As it is a sleep mask, it takes a while to soak in, so just use minimal as a little goes a long way, but it may appear sticky to begin with but by the morning, your skin will feel amazing.

Lush – The Comforter – Baths will always be my favourite – even if the weather is a little warmer. I find that a bath relaxes me so much more than a shower – this smells devine and creates loads of bubbles! It also acts as a moisturiser on the skin as it contains oils.

Carex – Drumstick Bath Wash – I always seem to find some good stuff in Home Bargains! and this product did not disappoint. I love sweet smells and this literally smells like the actual sweets. It can be used on sensitive skin as it has been derma-logically tested!

My Skin – Face Masks – I’ve been loving looking after my skin and these affordable face masks have been working miracles! They are so moisturising and the product really sinks into the skin, the rest of the product can be evenly spread over the face and neck! I also love the animal concept, its better than a plain mask.

and finally, my last favourite this month was The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse. Although this was the only book I managed to read throughout April, I really did enjoy it! If you want to know my full review then please check out my GoodReads account, where you can keep up to date with all of my reading updates!