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A fun night virtually with Moonpig

5 Aug 2020



2020 has been an incredibly weird time for anyone with an event planned. From weddings to birthdays, any sort of gathering has had to be cancelled and it’s bummed everyone out. We’ve seen video chat apps like zoom take over how we communicate with others, so Moonpig took the two things and created a virtual event!

I’ve used Moonpig for as long as I can remember, since I moved out of my parents home and went off to university, seven years ago. It’s an easy way to send cards, flowers and other gifts to your loved ones when you’re not going to be there. When my partner was working away on tour he’d always send me moonpig cards and flowers, so I was thrilled to be invited to their virtual event to have some fun, and learn all about their app. It started with receiving amazing gifts, flowers and a full cocktail set in the post leading up to the night - ready for different activities like flower arranging, cocktail making with Mix & Twist, whilst discussing moonpig and the features their app provides for customers!




MOONPIG APP
We started off with a master class on the new mobile app - some features are only on IOS but will be making it to android very soon. Anyway, it was actually pretty fun to see the wide range of cards Moonpig offers, but also how intricately you can personalise them. From your own photos, words, colours, formats - there’s plenty of ways to make a card special for someone. 
I really liked how Moonpig have this feature where you can open your camera, and the app virtually puts a card into the space of where you have your camera pointed. This way you can see just how big your card is going to be, or how it will look in a certain space. Just a helpful tool to gage a card! There is also a section on their app that allows you to log peoples birthdays and other occasions - so the app will notify you when you need to buy a card!

You can also look through the wide range of gifts and flowers! We we’re sent the Luxury Summer Garden* bouquet for flower arranging, which is one of their new flower products. I’m a huge fan of mixed flowers.

I really like that Moonpig also work with independent illustrators on their card designs, so theres always new, unique cards available for any occasion. 





FLOWER ARRANGING MASTERCLASS
When I was 16 I did my work experience in a Florist, so this was incredibly fun to get back into! The masterclass was with Roxanne from Moonpig - so we got a little insight into her vision when she and the team pick flowers to be sold as bouquets. Flowers are a huge association with birthdays, so I love that there is a wide range in both type and price to choose from! 

The great thing about the flowers from Moonpig, is that the bouquets come with a guide on how to care for them! it’s great for flower newbies, or whoever is receiving the flowers and don’t really know the first thing on what to do with them. There is even a little guide in the pamphlet on how to arrange them, but the bouquets come already semi arranged so that you can just slip them into a vase. 

Some tips I got from the class:

- Use the flower food that comes with the bouquet 
- Cut diagonally the ends (2cm) of your flowers & remove any leaves half way up
- Don’t over fill or under fill your vase with flowers - you want to cut your flowers to a height which makes half vase, half flowers when you look at it as a whole
- Fill your vase only half way up with water and frequently change 






COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS
Mix & Twist hosted the virtual cocktail masterclass, and it was so fun! Alcohol gifts are available on moonpig, which is a great idea for any friends you know who love a good beverage. We made three cocktails (I did mocktails and gave Max all the alcohol) which we’re summer themed, the Summer garden being my favourite which goes hand in hand with the flowers. 
If I was to ever throw a birthday event I definitely would include some cocktail making - it’s super fun and everyone virtually was having a good time. 




The cocktails we made:
  • Summer Garden – 45ml Vodka, 25ml lime, 25ml sugar syrup, mint leaves, cucumber, 25ml elderflower soda
  • Strawberry Fizz – 45ml Vodka, 25ml lemon, 25ml sugar syrup, soda, strawberries, lemon
  • Passionfruit Martini – 45ml Vodka, 20ml lemon, 25ml passionfruit syrup, 60ml pineapple juice









I’m incredibly happy and feel lucky to have been involved in the virtual event by Moonpig! It was such a good idea to get everyone together, have fun, but learn about the app and what customers can expect. 

Like I said at the beginning, I’ve always been a huge fan of Moonpig so for someone like me the app is incredibly useful! I’ll no doubt be able to keep on top of everyone’s birthdays with the date log feature.

Thank you for having me along moonpig, until next time everyone, J x

What I didn’t know about Pregnancy/Birth

2 Aug 2020


I’m excited to write this post! But I’m always excited to write any baby related content. 
Before I got pregnant I knew a little - the obvious facts, things you couldn’t eat, the sickness, that’s about it. I didn’t go in blind, but at the same time I’ve found my mind blown with the things I never knew came with pregnancy. The same goes with birth! The list has become long, with the amount of things I just never knew happened to a women during this journey. I have sister in laws who have kids, but when you’re not the one pregnant, there’s certain details that don’t get discussed! I’ve always been the type to do research on anything I do - so when we got pregnant, Max and I went into ‘baby overload mode’. I’ve read lots of books, we started watching programs (when you get over the drama you can learn things from one born) and google/the NHS website has become our best friend. I joined facebook Mum groups very early and with all these resources at hand, found I feel completely prepared the closer we get to our due date!

But still, I honestly cannot believe the things I didn’t know. Things I don’t think any women who is having her first child would know! I thought to myself ‘why aren’t women writing massive lists of things they never knew, so that new Mommas like myself are more prepared?!’ - so that is exactly what I’m doing. I hope you find this informative, helpful, take whatever you need from this post! But I hope it just makes things easier, when you encounter the new and unexpected in pregnancy or birth. 

BABIES COME OUT BLUE AND A LOT OF THE TIME NOT CRYING
I will hand on heart thank One born every minute for this one. Before getting pregnant I’d never watched the program - but they have the birthing centre/hospital on the program that I’ll be giving birth in, so obviously we binged the series. I never knew that babies come out not rosy pink! The first time I saw it I was almost panicked for the mother! But it’s completely normal. The amount of women who get themselves into a panic because their baby is blue and not crying, really makes my heart squeeze! This is definitely something I wish all mothers knew before giving birth. I definitely would of gone into full blown panic mode if I’d obliviously given birth and saw my baby was not only blue, but silent.

YOUR DUE DATE IS DETERMINED FROM WHEN YOU LAST HAD YOUR PERIOD
You’re 4 weeks pregnant, when technically you only conceived 2 weeks ago...yes it is that confusing. The first question you get asked from your doctor and midwife is ‘when was your last menstrual cycle’, and that is how they determine how far along you are. When I found out I was pregnant I’d just missed my period in January by 5 days, so when I popped to the doctors I was 5 weeks pregnant, seeing as my last period was the end of December. 

YOU HAVE TO GIVE BIRTH TO YOUR PLACENTA AFTER YOUR BABY
Luckily for me I read this in a baby book, but are you kidding me. I obviously haven’t given birth yet, but can you imagine how surprise I would of been to hear this on the day? You’ve just popped out your child and now it’s time for something extra? Lovely. 

YOU JUST PEE YOURSELF SOMETIMES. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SNEEZE
Yeah. 

THE RUSH OF LOVE YOU FEEL WHEN YOUR BABY COMES ISN’T ALWAYS IMMEDIATE
This is absolutely normal and I am so glad I have read/heard this lots of times. I would of felt so awful if when baby finally came, I felt no bond! I’d of not known why, I’d no doubt would of slipped into some sort of state, but it is 100% normal to have to get to know your baby. 

YOUR HAIR GETS SUPER THICK IN PREGNANCY, BUT IT ALSO SNAPS OFF
I’ve always had super thick, curly hair, but I’ve also shed hair like no other women has shed hair before. It’s awful - so obviously I was thrilled when I stopped finding hairs everywhere. I feel like it’s in super good condition thanks to pregnancy, but it’s also started to snap at the roots of my hair! I have little tuffs on top and where I’ve grown out my fringe. Super annoying.

YOU CAN BREATH OUT YOUR BABY
From looking into hypnobirthing, as well as watching positive birthing videos - you can breath out your baby, because your body knows what it’s doing. Your ‘up muscles’ move your baby whilst you’re dilating and then your ‘down’ muscles work to get your baby out - which is why sometimes on programs, you hear the midwife saying ‘just breath him out’. 

YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE THE BOTTOM STRAP OF YOUR SEATBELT AROUND YOUR BUMP
We looked into this really early, but I never realised this was even a thing. I just pull the bottom strap loose and hold it down below my bump, which doesn’t affect the strap going across my body. 

THEY CAN SEE IF YOUR BABY WILL HAVE A CLEFT LIP IN SCANS
This was something both me and my partner Max was blown away by! Unaware of what actually happens in scans, I was amazed at the list of things they can detect with your baby very early on. As early as our 14 weeks scan they can see if your baby is going to have a cleft lip! They will then know to take your baby straight for an operation, from birth and work on the lip. 

YOU GET A DARK LINE THAT GOES DOWN TO YOUR FUFF
This doesn’t happen to every pregnant mamma, but for absolutely no reason a dark line just appears from your belly button to your fuffi. It came quite early for me, but there’s no reason for it at all. 

STRETCH MARKS CAN HAPPEN AFTER BIRTH 
I haven’t yet given birth, but this is something a lot of mommas have pre warned me about! I’ve been using butters to keep my stomach clear and stretch mark free, but keep using it even on the day of birth! Women’s bodies go through so much when giving birth, so from the stretching and change it can all still happen after your birth date.

I am sure once I go into labour and have had a child for a couple of months, there will be many more things I could add to this list. I’ll probably write another about what I didn’t know about actually giving birth - as well as what we learn about our little joy. 

Until next time, J x








Staying At Home ; Femme Luxe Fashion

29 Jul 2020


Can anyone else believe we’ve come to the end of July already? 
It honestly feels like yesterday we were in March and lock down was setting in across the UK. Now restrictions are being lifted, restaurants, pubs, even gyms are open! Venues are being allowed to open but not play music, and yet I can still only socialise with my ‘bubble’ outside and not go over to my mums. Yeah. The rules from the government make no sense sometimes. 
I constantly find myself getting pretty worried about the rules surrounding hospitals and giving birth - especially now we’re only a month away to my due month (I saw due month because even though my due date is the 23rd of September, who knows when a baby wants to come, they’ll come!). Maxwell has only ever been to our first midwife appointment, unable to enter the hospital for baby scans and it’s still upsetting. I’ve fainted twice now (watching blood being taken out of your arm isn’t for me) and it’s sucked that he’s not been there to help me. 

That’s where I am mentally anyway! For us we’ve been a little more reserved with lock down still. We haven’t gone to pubs, I have no intention to step foot into a gym and I won’t be going into town shopping any time soon. We understand every day people are still getting COVID and people are still unfortunately passing away. It’d be so stupid for me to relax now and catch the virus, so close to our baby being here, when we’ve been pretty strict from day one back in March.


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I thought it’d be fun to write another what we’ve been up to post or things I’m looking forward to doing, whilst still staying home. I have my own art store online, so I am very lucky that I’ve been able to work from home, and make money in the pandemic. The only stress I face is the weekly post office trip! Sometimes I do get dressed, makeup and all! Other days, I have those utter lazy moments where I stick on my maternity joggers and one of Maxwell’s t-shirts. I have been on the look out for an in between medium of dressed, but still lounge style - so I was over the moon when Femme Luxe let me pick some things from their lounge wear range. 

I’ve worked with Femme Luxe for a couple of years now. I love how their clothing suits all - there being an item for everyone, whether it’s lounge wear or a fancy dress for cocktails with the lasses. Whilst being pregnant I’ve found it quite hard to fit into anything, so opting for lounge wear was the best option! You cannot go wrong with stretchy, soft material. I never tend to experiment with my lounge wear as I know what are my old faithfuls! Neutral colour, soft material, long sleeve and rarely anything tight. I kept my eyes out for items that matched what I always go for, and with the intention to make these items more of a ‘dressed up’ set, then the lounge wear I already have. 

What we’ve been up to this stay at home summer

BABYSITTING OUR POORLY POOCH
Sadly at the beginning of Summer Nessa caught what we assume was hay fever! It caused conjunctivitis, which I didn’t even know dogs could get. We were back and forth the vets, only to change vets when her eyes got incredibly worse and if I’m honest, we we’re being messed around. The new vets = amazing. Sadly Nessa had to undergo a small op to have her eyes sorted, but it meant we had to watch her like a hawk for three weeks, whilst she battled with a cone she hates. It’s been hard to see your animal baby in pain, but she became herself pretty quickly once we got help from the second vets! She’s been temporarily blind whilst they sorted out ulcers on her eyes (they stitched up her third eyelid to protect and heal them), but thanks to drops and their medication she’s been well looked after. 
We’ve had to dedicate a lot of our time to pooch but she’s completely worth it! Instead of attending restaurants and pubs when they first opened, instead we spent weeks cuddling Nessa on the sofa, and I preferred it so much. I have no intention to go to the pub and I’ll take some dog lovin’ over it, any day. 

EARNING SOME OF THE BREAD
My online art store has always been a side hustle, since I started selling art back in University. I’ve always dreamed of it becoming a full time gig, but I also was never naive and pursued other careers at the time. I was working 40 plus hours and then when at home selling art and trying to get it off the ground. Finally in 2020 I can say I’ve been earning what I would in a full time occupation, since we all went into lockdown! It’s been crazy. I honestly am shook at how supportive and encouraging everyone has been over my art store. 
Whenever the ping of a sale comes through on my phone, Max and I are so ecstatic! This has been my dream and It’s amazing living it. We’ve set up the office for me in the living room so I can still be involved with my family (quite important for when baby is here, so I can sneak in them orders whilst they’re napping). 




BABIES NURSERY
We still have plenty of time to go before baby is even close to arriving, but when stuck in the house what better to do then get all the jobs ticked off. We’ve been buying things for baby and letting them collect on the spare bed - so finally we decided it was time to get decorating, and get the nursery done. I honestly love how Maxwell & I have the same vision for most things. We’ve painted the entire room white (don’t know if I’ll regret that with mucky children hands) and then we created the grey abstract triangles. I spent the afternoon painting some ikea draws we had a lighter grey, and we added shelves for babies books, teddies, etc. I absolutely love the crib we found - most furniture in the room being from Ikea, as it’s our go to safe place for items we both agree on. We are still keeping the spare bed in the room for guests! 





HOME RENO
I honestly can relate to everyone who took lockdown to decorate or complete their home renovations that have been on the list for a while! We had a basic lists like the garden, touching up woodwork etc, but it turned into a full blown ‘let’s do everything before a child is in our home and I can’t move from the sofa’. We told ourselves it was too much hassle last year, but we finally decided to touch up the hallway and stairs. We painted the entire space white - but wanted a feature wall. We wanted green, but with a pale shade in my head as we entered B&Q, we actually went for a much darker shade. When putting it on the wall we both had a panic as it was a very rich green. It took me a day to really settle into the colour - but I think it’s very us! We love dark colours, like the blue in the living room. The green is very ‘forest’ and looks amazing with chunky plants. 
We also decided to finish off jobs in the living room. We felt it looked unfinished, so Max took the blue from just the feature wall, to under neath the day rail completely around the room. I love it!
We’ve had empty frames laid around the house for months too, so finally those are up in the living room, hallway and kitchen. I’m pretty sure before September we’ll find something new to improve in the house, but for now, I’m incredibly happy with our home. 

WHAT I’VE BEEN READING
I tend to read a lot of true crime...so obvious I have been reading a lot of true crime recently. I have had a pile of baby books next to my bed for months, so I finally decided to pick them up too. I knew when getting pregnant that I wanted to do hypnobirthing, and I loved the helpful guide book by the positive birthing company. It was so helpful and I feel it’s one more thing ticked off my list for me to be prepared. I know have weeks to keep revisiting the book and work on my breathing techniques. 
Another novel I really enjoyed which wasn’t my usual thriller, was the where the Crawdads sing! I honestly loved the change in culture and time period I find myself falling for whenever I buy a book. It was written beautifully and was so visual. 

NETFLIX
Anyone else watched down to earth? We loved it! Yes I did find myself wanting to watch for Zac Efron...but I found the content of the program so interesting. Zac and his team travel around the world, addressing ways of being more substainable and exploring cultures who do so. The first episode focused on Iceland, a place I really want to visit, so I was hooked. The rest of the episodes didn’t disappoint - from water in Paris to growing food in Costa Rica. 

FOOD BITS
Before lockdown we cooked all the time anyway, but I’ve loved the new dishes we’ve tried being at home. We don’t just buy our usual ingredients anymore - whenever we do the food shop a lot more, healthier options go in, but even with things like meat, we’ve chosen new options. One new thing we had been doing is baking. It’s felt like such a long time since I hunted for recipes and got excited! I made us a lemon, white chocolate cheesecake and it was the best I’d made yet. It lasted us daysssss - which might of not been a good thing when I’m trying to eat better for baby. 



(I made these two cheesecakes last year so enjoy, I didn’t get a snap of what I made this month)

As well as all this, I have been growing a child. It’s consumed a lot of what I do day to day and I love it. It feels amazing to have more closely gotten to know baby and their movements. They get hiccups at least twice a day and we’ve figured out how they’re laid from having a feel.
I’m unsure as to how we’re going to start lightening up on lockdown when we feel so unsure of the world right now. I’m just happy I get to spend my time with Maxwell, baby and pooch, in no rush. 

Until next time, J x

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June reading review

26 Jul 2020




Are we all ready for more true crime fictional thrillers? It’s been forever since I looked down the isle in a supermarket where the books live, and as always I swayed straight to the fiction section. I really wanted to give some non fiction a go...but nothing took my fancy. I don’t think I’ve pigeoned holed myself with the genre I love, but it would be nice to read a novel relevant to the world and actually enjoy it. I think the last non fiction I read was artist analyse books whilst studying fine art - but now I’m not studying I find them hard to gage. I pick them up less and less, until they just get left on the side. A good fictional thriller however! I’d never put that down, so why waste my money on other genres I won’t read.




The Love Letter by Lucinda Riley
2000 - Fiction, Thriller & Suspense

I honestly did not know what to expect from this book, but it ticked all the boxes and I enjoyed every page! My friend had said it started off quite different so to give it a chance, but after the first couple of chapters I was hooked. It’s intriguing, the writing style was very different as it flicks from character narrative in the same chapter and it was a really good but different storyline.
Without giving away too many spoilers, we follow Joanna an ambitious journalist as she uncovers dangerous royal secrets. Everyone she meets along the way becomes either a target or someone to suspect. The book is hefty which looks a little daunting, but every chapter keeps you going and so many secrets are revealed on the way. When you think some plot is being solved, a twist takes you somewhere else! 

Whilst being a thriller, I’d also say it’s a romance novel, which I don’t reach for usually. A couple of years ago I did attempt to read The Olive Tree by Riley and never made it through a couple of chapters, so I’m really happy I enjoyed a new style of book!

5/5 from me.




The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
2018 - Psychological thriller, mystery & suspense

We follow a story from the narrative character Eddie - focusing on two time lines, 2016 present day and a period of time from his childhood, in the 80’s. Eddie received a drawing of a chalk man, which sends him back to the horrors that happened in his past, involving a childhood game that isn’t really over. An old friend turns up on his door wanting to write a book about the murders that happened that summer - leading Eddie to have to dig deeper, when that same friend turns up dead the next day.

I honestly loved this novel. It was completely not my usual read - very dark and borderline a horror novel, which I don’t sway to. From the very first chapter the writer lays out the dark events we can expect, and to be honest if it wasn’t for how amazing of a writer I find her, I would of struggled to get past the gore/horror. There are so many twists right up to the last page!
I really liked reading from a child’s perspective on the chapters which were set in the 80’s, because then we’d revisit it from Eddie’s adult perspective as he starts to piece together who is behind the chalk drawings, and the murders. 

5/5 from me!



Part Of The Family by Charlotte Philby
2019 - Crime, Thriller & Mystery 

I’ll be honest, I’m very unsure whether I liked this novel! It was a slow start, slightly confusing as the story unfolds but it did keep me curious. I felt like the writer really took her time to get to the plot line that settles the book! It just felt like we we’re reading a lot about the main character Anna’s life before she starts to spy on David, her boyfriend, but there didn’t seem much point to some of the story. 
Anna marries her university boyfriend, has two beautiful twin daughters, an amazing career and beautiful, wealthy household in London! But secretly she is spying on her husbands family business, but sadly not everything is what it seems for anyone. Her entire life is basically a giant lie, which towards the end didn’t sit right with me as a reader. I think this is where I had a problem with the novel - Anna is one big giant mug! Who doesn’t know who shes even working for and creates a fake life, but is unraveled how things don’t go her way in their marriage. 
I understand that some details are left to the end to create a twist/reveal secrets - but it just made the book for me not flow. A chapter started with Maria spying on the family too, but they didn’t explain how she sudden came to spy on the family, which I think would of been better said then, than towards the end of the novel. I found a lot of the end chapters started straight into something, that I had to go back and check I hadn’t missed something! The plot didn’t seem to be in order as the novel ended, and for me I just felt disappointed and was left not really liking the novel. I won’t ruin the ending - but it leaves on a cliff hanger, that if I’m honest, I won’t be continuing if another novel is published. The story had promise, but I just took a total dislike to Anna as our main character. 

2/5 from me (or a 3? I’m not sure)


The Widows Club by Amanda Brooke
2019 - Contemporary Fiction, Thriller & Mystery 

When her husband unexpectedly dies, the new, young widow April joins a support group where she gets much more than just answers! Some of the group members however, are not what they seem. 
I bought this book back in February, and I’m kicking myself that I’ve only just got round to reading it! I loved it. I fell straight into the book, it starting from April as we meet the group and start to learn her story. As we dive in further to the book we swap from April, Tara and Faith as narrators, but I loved how it freshened up story as we get things from different perspectives, opinions and learn more along the way. I thought the novel was really well written, and despite there being a possibility of writing about a widows club being completely morbid - it dealt with grief, whilst at the same time continuing the lives of the grieves. I really loved how as a reader, I thought I knew where the book was concluding but after a few twists it wasn’t at all what I expected! I think from having Faith as one of our narrators you feel as if you know her, so to then have what you ‘know’ shown as false was something I hadn’t experienced as a reader before. 
I definitely think I’m going to hunt down more novels by Amanda Brooke because The Widows Club was such an easy, but gripping read for me. 

It was a complete 5/5 from me.


Until next time, J x

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BirchBox June Beauty Review

22 Jul 2020



When I was twenty I went through this phase of really loving beauty subscription boxes! I’d test out different products purely from the joy of loving makeup, which lead to me reviewing things on my blog and YouTube channel. I started to have staple products which I just stuck to, so the boxes stopped and I had a fixed makeup bag. 
Just lately I’ve felt the urge to explore a little with products I use again, more skincare related as these days I go bare face a lot! With working from home (as well as the effects of lockdown) I just haven’t felt the need to put on makeup, and my skins felt amazing. I don’t know if it’s with being pregnant, but my skin is the best it’s been in a long time. 

Anyway! I’d been seeing Birchbox for years and maybe out of lockdown boredom, I signed up and waited for my first box in May. I loved it! It did take it’s time with the pandemic halting shipments, but I’m stuck in my home, I’m in no rush for skincare. I liked how there was a mixture of both makeup and other skin care items, and I used them all repeatedly. Now we’re in July I thought I’d let you guys see what I got in the June box - a USA themed package. 

I really liked how Birchbox acknowledged what was going on in the world, encouraging donations to Black lives matter causes and listing charities they were giving money to in support. The packaging is always super beautiful; the blue, red and gold star engraved box making it so fun to open! Here is what was in my subscription box:


Real Chemistry Fresh Start Foaming Cleanser. RRP £48

One thing I don’t currently have in my skincare routine is a cleanser - so I was incredibly excited to try this, hoping it will be good to add to my regime. After taking off my makeup I applied a little to my damp face. A little goes a long way! My face was instantly foamy, feeling really soft and clean. Forgive me but I am a little clueless when it comes to certain skincare products, but I’m assuming a cleanser, well, cleans the bits you miss on your skin. Removing it with warm water I did feel an instant change to my face. It left my skin super soft, clean, but slightly tight. I popped on my moisturiser afterwards and went to bed feeling very fresh in the face! I think this would be a good product to use in the morning to let your face feel perked up!



Patchology - FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gel Patches. RRP £14 

So I’ve never used eye patches before, but it’s been something I wanted to try for a long time! I put up a poll on Instagram to ask regular patch users when I should use them - a lot of people said night time, whilst others said in the morning to freshen yourself up after a bad sleep. Your skin rehydrates in your sleep, but after waking up one morning having barely slept I decided to give them a try! 
The patches are so cooling on your face. They smell really fresh and feel light, sitting on my face without budging for the couple of minutes (or half an hour) I had them on! I would definitely repurchase again if I come across them in the shops, my eyes instantly felt less puffy, dry and left my skin feeling super soft to start my day at least looking less a mess than I felt. 


Magnitone WipeOut! Eco-Friendly Microfibres Cleansing Cloth. RRP £20

This was the product in the subscription I was most intrigued about! A lot of people will scold me for this, but I just remove my makeup with baby wipes and it is the bane of my life. With this cloth all you need to do is wet it with warm water and hey presto your makeup is removed! I honestly can’t believe it. It felt like I was taking my makeup off with the sofa’s fluffy blanket, but it removed every last bit of makeup on my face. The 100% bamboo microfibres swell up when wet, grabbing hold of the particles in your makeup - leaving your skin smear free as you use it. 
I do think it leaves the cloth looking an absolute mess after one use, but the cloth is washable and reusable for up to 1000 washes. I actually just gave it a quick scrub with body wash when I was in the shower and it came straight out!


Winky Lux Peeper Perfect Concealer in Light Beige. RRP £14

This full coverage concealer diffuses the look of uneven skin tones and blemishes. It contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, grape seed extract, olive oil and vitamin E to help tired, dry eyes!
Honestly the concealer isn’t my colour - it’s a little too dark and I found I had to then apply more foundation over the top to even it out. I did think it was very full coverage - a little goes a long way and that’s what every girl wants in a concealer. It did feel silky and easy to blend. 


Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle. RRP £21.50

With the damage I have put my hair under throughout the years, I really do appreciate a good hair product. This detangler seals cuticles to smooth, moisturise and de-frizz. I rarely blow dry my hair, but to test it out I applied the product to damp hair, brushed it through and styled as usual. I loved it! The product smells fantastic, and left my hair less frizzy and felt so smooth. I tend to get knots a lot with having curly hair, but for days after it still felt smooth and untangled. I also had less fly away! Always a plus. 



Over all, I loved all the products I got in June! I’ve been frequently using them and items like the Eco Microfibre makeup remover cloth has become part of my routine. The cleansers too is doing wonders for my skin!

I’ve already received my July box so I will be doing another review soon! Let me know if you’ve used any of these products and what you thought. 
Until next time, J x

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