Birchbox February 2017 & how to get your first box half price!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re well!
I finally received my February Birchbox this morning and decided I would share this month’s content with you. 🙂

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Birchbox is a subscription service where you get 5 luxury beaty treats every month and they are personalised to suit your beauty product. There are a few different ways you can choose to subscribe. The monthly one is £10 plus £2.95 P&P, you can cancel at any time and there is no minimum commitment. Payment is taken at the start of every month so if say you would like to only subscribe for one month, remember to cancel before the end of the month to avoid being charged for your second box and so on. A 6 month subscription is £60 plus £2.95 P&P with your first box being shipped for free. A yearly subscription is £100 plus £2.95 P&P so you receive 2 boxes for free!

If you would like to receive your first box for half the price, click here and follow the instructions on the screen!

The february box is a collaboration with the brand Papier (cards and stationery in the UK) and you have two beautiful desings to choose from. I decided to go with the green fern and it’s prettier than I could imagine.

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Pay Day Treats

Hey everyone!

Long time no see! It’s just been so hard to get back to writing with college and so many other things going on at the same time. So just thought it’ll throw together a little post about how fast money goes the day you get paid.

 

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Isn’t pay day like the most awaited day in your week/month? Because magically as that day approaches you realise how many things you have to buy and boom before you know your pay is gone. (usually on things you don’t even need)

One thing you need to know about me is that I’m obsessed with nail polishes since I stopped biting my nails. And with these recent purchases I’ve gone from 94 to 102 bottles… And that’s kind of impressive if you ask me for someone who had pretty much no nails 2 years ago.

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Day 30: In 10 years…

Wow in 10 years I’m going to be… 29. That’s pretty scary. I guess life is going to be a lot different than it is now but then again, a lot has changed in the last 10 years as well.

I mean, within the last 10 years I broke my leg, moved to Ireland, finished primary and secondary school, turned 18,  got accepted into college and managed to pass the first year of it. I also made and lost some great friends and met so many amazing people it’s crazy. I had my heart broken and probably broke someone else’s heart too. I’ve lost some loved ones and gained new ones. I got my first job and had first real money. I got into trouble for the first time but also got some awards at school. I reached some serious milestones and found myself disappointed numerous times. Continue reading

Day 29: Things I’m looking forward to

There’s so many things I’m looking forward to, to be completely honest with you.

I can’t wait to get back to college. Having just finished 1st year, I’m actually buzzing for 2nd year now. I can’t wait to see the girls and get back to the routine I’ve been missing so much lately. Though I bet you once I’m back in I’m going to complain about the timetable and the trains but hey, apache student deals and chicken fillet rolls with sort that out, I’m sure. And I actually miss Dublin. Even though I didn’t live there, I still miss the place. There’s just so much positive vibe in the city, it’s amazing. And you always find something to do, be it go shopping or get food or whatever. Continue reading

Day 28: Q&A with Aleksandra!

edit-41Hey everyone! Today I have a special post for you, a Q&A with Aleksandra from fayettemaurelle.wordpress.com. Hope you enjoy finding out more about her and click here to read her blog!

Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your blog?

Im 20 soon to be 21 years old. Im from Poland but I’ve lived in Ireland for over a decade. Im currently studying Business however last year I was a fashion student in Galway. I believe in fate and destiny and that everything happens for a reason.

Fashion is something I’ve always enjoyed, some people go for a run to relax and get their mind of things I prefer to go shopping. Although I’ve had my blog for quite some time I still think that its work in progress and I’ve still got a lot to work on in order to make it something I can be truly proud of.

 

What is the story behind your blog name?

One of my favourite books is called Tiger Lily. It’s a re-imagined tale of peter pan told by a fairy –Tinkerbell. Sometime ago I became interested in those imaginary creatures and came upon the name Fayette, Maurelle just sort of came about by itself.

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Penneys mini haul: Home Edition

Hello everyone!

A few days ago I had a brilliant idea to change my room decor a bit. While I didn’t have any set vision for it or anything, I knew which side of the room I wanted to change and will have a post about it soon enough!

Being the broke student that I am the first port of call was Penneys of course and to be honest I found everything I needed to work my magic. Also some make up bits but that’s not what this post is about.

IMG_1520I ignored the shoes section since my primarily focus was home stuff and set off on a hunt to find the wicker storage baskets. I remember seeing them in a minty shade a few weeks back. However now they only stock them in grey which is still fine with me. I’m planning on using the smaller one for nail related items like nail files, nail polishes and nail varnish removers and the bigger one for all sorts of creams, sprays etc. IMG_1523Overall, getting 2 wicker baskets for €8 isn’t bad of a deal since they’re actually decent in size and you can use them for all sorts of things. All I know is that once these are back in the minty green shade I’ll be back buying another set.

I love Penneys’ €1 candles. They’re in a glass container and have this metal screw on lid. This time I got a sandalwood one and another vanilla one because lately I’ve been really obsessed with candles. I suppose they just set the mood and stuff but anyways. 😀IMG_1519

While having a look around the store I noticed a discount shelf with some picture canvas which apparently were to be discounted from €5 to €2. There I found  this cute ‘together is a wonderful place to bee’ one with a bee motive throughout it. It’s one of the triple ones where you can separate them out or just hang them closely together to form one picture. When I got to the till I got a pleasant surprise because it scanned in at €1! Win-win.

There were so many other home things that I’d love to buy but the time will come eventually. 😀

Love,Sara xox

My Tinder experience!

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Today I want to tell you more about my Tinder experience. I suppose we all know what Tinder is right? Some say it’s a hook up app, others say it’s a dating one. One thing that everyone knows for sure is that the swiping part is really and I mean really addictive! Once you get swiping you find yourself swiping everywhere! Be it on a train, in a lecture or in bed. And then when the matches start coming in you become more and more addicted to the app.

It’s a bit of fun, a thing that gives you something to do throughout the day.

I actually went on a Tinder date, that is a coffee date, recently enough. Before we agreed to meet up, the guy and I were talking for a week or something and got on very well. While we didn’t share too many interests we still got on fine.

When the day came around, I was rather nervous and since I didn’t know if he was going to be a psycho or not, I asked my best friend to text me at a given time just to make sure I’m still alive. 😀 In the end that wasn’t necessary but hey, better to be safe than sorry.

IMG_1377We choose to meet at one of the Starbucks that was halfway distance between my college and his work place. Unfortunately, it turned out that this one was full so we went to the nearest one from there. From then onwards everything went ok and by the end he walked me down to my luas stop and gave me a goodbye hug.

Did I like the date? Well, he was fairly nice and offered to pay for my coffee. I refused to accept it though because it just  didn’t feel right. Another good thing is that he didn’t turn out to be a psycho. But then again we quickly ran out of things to talk about and because of our different interests we spent some time awkwardly sipping our coffee. Oops.

We also did the whole ‘yeah yeah I’ll text you later’ thing which I’m extremely happy neither one of us followed up on because things would have been super awkward.

The whole experience helped me to realise that there are so many different possibilities out there, even if you’ve been stuck in the past for the last while just like me. Anyways, I’m off to do some swiping!

What’s your experience with Tinder? Do you love it or hate it? Tell me in the comments!

Love,Sara xox