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Deliveries 2nd February 2018

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These lovely samples arrived today, I know the bottom one came via a SoPost sampling but I’m not sure about the top one! Anyway, up top I have samples of Alien EDP and Alien Flora Futura, I haven’t opened them to smell them yet but they feel like they have some towelettes inside the packaging. I’m hoping they do as I love it when I receive perfume samples this way 😀

Below that is a small bottle of Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair which from the directions for use seems to be a serum type product. I love a good serum so am looking forward to trying this one out 🙂

 

Now we come to my other delivery today, I’m putting the picture under the description for a few reasons, I hope none of you mind 🙂 Over the weekend I found a bundle of beauty items on eBay which were a bit disguised (all upside down or covered by other items), it was easy to make out a few of the products that I am very familiar with but most I couldn’t even guess at but I counted around 30 items and with those I knew were there I placed a bid I was happy with.

I won the auction and the items arrived here today – I am totally blown away with what I have received. There are loads more items than I expected – 61 in fact! Yes there are some duplicates but that’s not a problem, not even the 4 identical brushes as I’m sure that whatever I decide I can’t use, someone in our families will find a home for 😉 Also, the observant among you might notice all of the items I received in my Tili box last November are there, these are the items I noticed and based my bid upon and the ones I wanted most as the box did live up to it’s name of ‘Try it, Love it’ 😀

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Deliveries 18th January 2018

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The postman has been nice to me again today. Both of these have come from a sampling via SoPost.

First I have a Sanctuary Spa Charcoal Bubble sheet mask, this sounded so interesting when I found the offer of a sample. I’ve heard good things about the use of charcoal in skincare BUT not so good ones about those painful charcoal masks, hopefully this will be good for my skin without any of the pain 🙂

Also I received this lovely sounding strawberry ‘milkshake’ made by Boost Drinks and packed with extra protein. I have always loved a milkshake but since being on my diet they have become a self banned food, I just can’t handle losing that many points in a drink!lol But this is a good way of compromising. Adding in the extra protein is good for my body and I’ve found having protein rich foods helps to keep me fuller for longer which is always great on any eating plan! So, as long as this tastes good, I might just have to buy some more for when I deserve a treat 🙂

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Deliveries 9th January 2018

Happy New Year everyone! Hope that you had a good Christmas and that this year will be a good one for all of us 😀

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The sweetener sachets I received to help me to stick to my New Year’s resolution. I love that they offered 4 different packs to target 4 different area’s that people might try to improve upon and mine is totally right for me, I really need to exercise more and build upon all the good work I did last year 🙂

The pot of Garnier SkinActive Botanical Jelly has come via a SoPost sampling offer from Garnier. I love trying new beauty products (as you may have gathered from the Advent Calendars I had last year!lol) so this is great for me too. I’m looking forward to adding this in to my new routine 🙂

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Advent Calendars – Days 24 & 25

Yes I’ve been naughty again and opened doors early but there were only 3 of them with a gift for tomorrow which actually means only 2 really (you’ll understand when you see it!lol)

Day 24

December 24th

ASOS – Foreo Luna Play. This was my whole reason for getting this calendar, I was sad I missed out on one of these when the Look Fantastic one sold out last year so now I get to try it out and hope that it does as good a job as it’s reported to 😀

 
L’Occitane – Arlesiene eau de Toilette. This is every bit as floral and unappealing to me as the soap was earlier this month, I really hope I can find them a good home and pass them off quickly to someone else (maybe be careful what gifts you open from us over the next few days!)

 
Look Fantastic – Dr Botanicals Superfood Facial Oil. This is very delicately scented which is really good for me as I’m not keen on rose scents but I have heard rose is great for dry skin so I guess this needs to be tested 🙂

 
M&S – Pur Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow. This sounds interesting, unlike the other primers I’ve received this month this one just seems to be a primer so it’ll probably be one of the last I try.

 
Mrs Brimbles – Planner charm. Well, I think thst’s what it is, it looks like a donut from the Simpsons with a bite taken out of it, I’ll figure some way to use it I’m sure 🙂

 
You Beauty – The White Company Cassis Mini Home Spray. This smells so good! I’ve been spraying it around this morning already but now I’m going to be good with it and make it last as long as I possibly can 😀

 

Day 25

December 25th

ASOS – A 20% off code which can only be used on full priced items, I really don’t think I’ll be using this, there are far too many good sales about to start to be bothered with this!

 
Look Fantastic – Pixi Hello Glow! 3-piece Set. This lovely set contains a duplicate of the Pixi lip lift that I received from the M&S calendar a few days ago but other than that they are all new products and they sound interesting so I’ll be trying them out at some point and seeing what I can do with them 🙂

 
M&S – M&S Cosmetic Bag. This is a really good size and as with all M&S products it’s made really well too 🙂

 

So, I guess all that’s left now is to fill that bag up as instructed with my favourite things, how am I ever going to choose those from all the goodies I’ve received this month!

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Advent Calendars – Day 23

Tomorrow I will be doing a double post as some of my calendars have 25 doors/boxes and no-one really wants to read a blog post on Christmas day do they? Also, I don’t really want to be writing one, I’d much rather be spending my time with those people who make life meaningful to me 🙂

December 23rd

ASOS – Luxie Beauty 231 Eye Brush. Beauty tools are always handy especially with how often we should be changing our tools even if you clean them regularly 🙂 This is a very soft brush and it’s so pretty in mostly pink with a copper accent 🙂

 
L’Occitane – Dry Skin Foot Cream. This is an amazing foot cream, it absorbs in really well and doesn’t leave me with slippery feet which I find great with how clumsy I can be normally 😉

 
Look Fantastic – Doucce Maxlash Mascara. Another mascara sample to try out which is good, it has a lovely full sized brush which is excellent 🙂

 
M&S – Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream. This says it makes your skin look like you’ve had 8 hours sleep when you haven’t, that sounds great to me 😀

 
Mrs Brimbles – Washi Tape.  Dark pink with paler pink spots tape, this could come in handy I guess but it’s not very Christmassy 😦

 
You Beauty – Kitsch Teardrop Bobby pins. I’ve been looking forward to getting these since I had my hair cut the other week and can now use something like this. I find these particularly exciting since they are not the normal straight dark brown pins and each one is a lovely colour (silver/gold/rose gold) and shape 🙂

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Advent Calendars – Day 22

Today seems to have been a day of doubles!

December 22nd

ASOS – Oskia Renaissance Mask. As I seem to keep saying this year, masks are a good thing to get, they give you a great excuse for a pampering night and they normally do your skin a whole lot of good! This is one of today’s doubles, the other came from the Look Fantastic calendar on day 10 🙂

 
L’Occitane – Amande Shower oil. This I really don’t like using, I know there are a lot of fans of this product out there but I really am not one of them so this will be finding a new home shortly 🙂

 
Look Fantastic – High Definition Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette. This is filled with gorgeous shades of brown and cream, you can see them over on my Instagram feed where I have opened this out. This is definitely one to keep 🙂

 
M&S – Autograph Hydrating Primer. This states on the packaging that it is a confidence boosting primer. Sometimes you just have to love the things these people put on their products! Oh well, lets hope it does the trick 😉

 
Mrs Brimbles – Stickers. This is yet another repeat from last year (Day 5) sadly. I’m kind of glad this one will be over soon, the other calendars I will miss opening as they have mostly been fabulous products but I’m not going to miss this one and it’s varying levels of disappointment at all!

 
You Beauty – Ren Skincare Instant Firming Beauty Shot. This is the last double products today, I received this from the M&S calendar on day 17 and it still sounds like a great product.

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Advent Calendars – Day 21

December 21st

ASOS – The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA. Another moisturiser for me to try out which I think is great! I tend to get bored when using the same product over and over so being able to change it up a bit with all these different products is a great way for me to keep up with my skin and make sure I do my best for it 🙂

 
L’Occitane – Verveine Hand Cream Gel. This is a lovely light hand cream that absorbs really well and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling at all 🙂

 
Look Fantastic – Magnitone Wipeout! Microfibre Cleansing Cloth.This soft and fluffy cloth reminds me of those things we had for washing our face many years ago, Flannels I believe they were called 😉 OK, this is much softer but it’s the same kind of thing 😀

 
M&S – Balance Me Rose Face Oil. This has a rollerball applicator and seems to be an alternative to serum. I’ve heard rose is supposed to be very good for really dry skin so even though I’m not keen on the scent, this is something I want to try out 🙂

 
Mrs Brimbles – I think this is a planner charm?? it is very pretty, it is NOT stationery but I’ll find a use for it somewhere, maybe decorating my new dressing table setup once I get all the other storage bits I’m hoping will be under the tree come Monday morning 😀

 
You Beauty – Lipcote Browcote waterproof brow sealer. Well, with all the brow products I’ve received this year, this one is really going to come in handy, it’s actually the closest to anything I already use of all of them and that it claims to be able to tame brows, well, that will be tested 😉