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. 🙂


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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Sleek Makeup Haul!

Hello everyone!

Over the past few weeks I’ve been gathering all the bits and pieces I’ve bought recently to throw together a little haul. Now, if I can actually get around to writing it, you’re in for quite a bit of a lecture because I’ve been buying too much stuff. 😀

So today’s entry is going to be about a mini haul of Sleek Makeup! Boots have a 2 for €14 offer on at the moment. 2 for €14! Though mind yourself it’s probably sold out of stock in your local boots unless you live next to Liffey Valley. If you’re interested in buying some goodies from Sleek and availing of the offer I’d strongly advise to just order online on their website and it’ll get delivered into the boots store of your choice, that’s what I’ve done for my stuff. 🙂

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15 Lipsticks?! Freedom Makeup Haul

Hey everyone!

I haven’t abandoned you or this blog, just been overly busy with college and work. But since I’ve sprained my ankle pretty bad recently, I’m home with plenty of time on my hands so back to writing we go!

Having so much spare time I decided to treat myself to a little bit of retail therapy, lipsticks to be more exact. So off to the Freedom Makeup website I went and God, I fell in love.

With a 3 for 2 mix and match across makeup and 20% off your first order, you really can’t go wrong. Their Facebook page is constantly updated with new offers so make sure to check it out! Continue reading

Beauty on a Budget: New buys

 Hey everyone! Today I want to show you some of my most recent beauty buys, a mini haul you could say. In advance sorry for the dirty makeup brush, forgot to take pictures before using it and haven’t washed it just yet. Some of these products I’ve been using for quite a while now so I’m currently working on reviews for those but got a massive haul coming up as well in a matter of days so that’ll keep me occupied for a while. I was going to write this post as little description of each of these but ended up with mini reviews, oops.

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Beauty Haul!

Hello everyone!

Since I had some spare money in my budget I decided to buy some beauty stuff, because you know, you never have enough of it!IMG_1527

When having a look around Penneys I remembered that I couldn’t find my tweezers for quite a few days now so when I saw the 1.50 set of two, I knew straight away that I need to buy them! The pastel pink and minty green are just super cute to me.IMG_1528

Another thing I absolutely needed is a clear nail polish and I went for the Wet n Wild clear nail polish. Since I started growing my nails I’ve been going through nail polish like crazy, especially clear one. Previously I’ve been using the Nail Tek II: Intensive Therapy and was fairly happy with it but that was back in my non-college days where spending so much on a nail polish was acceptable. Continue reading

Review: Catrice Absolute Nude eyeshadow palette 010 All Nude

IMG_1444Hello everyone!

I don’t know about you but personally I love finding some great beauty products at a low price which are just as good as the big brand ones! Lately I’ve been super obsessed with eyeshadows and this Catrice palette is absolutely fantastic in my opinion.

It has 6 nude colours, some of which are matte and some are shimmery. The packaging promises that the shades are long lasting and after using this for months now I can say that it’s 100% true. Another great thing about it is that you can combine the shades together in any form you want to and they go together very well.IMG_1446

You can easily create an everyday look with the lighter shades or turn to a smokey eye for the evening with the darker ones!IMG_1454

As for the packaging, there’s a little instruction provided to ‘get the nude look’ along with some make up tips, which is always a plus. The only thing I dislike about this palette is that the lid fell off about 2 months ago or something but it’s understandable because like I said before, I’ve been using it a lot.

This retails at about €5.49 and honestly is really worth it for that price. You can get it in many pharmacies and even Penneys if they have a make up stand there!

I genuinely find that Catrice has some very interesting beauty products at a fairly low price such as some of their mascaras, their nail polishes and definitely this palette! For a budget make up brand their products are of a really great standard.

If you haven’t yet tried this brand- they’re definitely worth having a look at!

Love,Sara xox