Sunday, 30 November 2014

Haul: Etude House Order

So after the sad Oh Sheet Mask debacle I decided to buy a lot of sheet masks from reputable companies. One of those orders has come in, and it is from Etude House!

Etude House had a great offer on, hence the large amount of things I bought, where sheet masks were on $0.48, shipping was free over $30 and you got 15% off with Paypal! I got all of the products below for $25, including a Wish Lips lipstick for Kitty that is not pictured.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Memebox Special 77 My Lovely Boutique: Unboxing and Review!

It is time to unbox My Cute Wishlist 5. No wait, sorry, its My Lovely Boutique. My mistake.

Memebox Global Shop
This box promised 'exquisite packaging' and 'extreme cute overload' I am not quite sure what planet Memebox were on when this was curated.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics: Unboxing and Review!

And next we have the Whine and Cheese. No, not a typo, this is probably the box that has caused most angst among Memefans, myself included!

Memebox Global Shop
Let us delve into the wonders of the wine and cheese box and see whether it was worth all the problems along the way!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Memebox Superbox 71 My Cute Wishlist 4: Unboxing and Review!

This may well be the last edition of My Cute Wishlist Memebox! We usually get one at the end of the month and we did not get one in October, nor a K Style or OMG box. I do find it quite odd as they were a popular series of boxes, however I think their popularity may have waned with recent editions.

So the My Cute Wishlist series has declined in quality, and cuteness, since the first edition in most Memebox fans eyes. I can certainly see where they are coming from but I do not think they have been bad boxes. I did admittedly sell over half of MCW3, but I will be keeping most of this box! So lets see whats in the box and assess its cute factor. Will the final (possibly...) MCW be a stellar box?

Memebox Special 54 Miracle Masks: Unboxing and Review!

Sorry for the seemingly endless stream of unboxings with no break. Work is crazy, a million school Nativitys to plan and as well as sort Christmas for myself. At the end of my tether and then some!  I have lots of boxes to unbox and review as well as some things I have picked up for myself. Hoping to get caught up Saturday night! But for today, we have Miracle Masks!

Memebox Global Shop
This is the 6th Mask Box and I think only the second I have received. Previous mask boxes have been great and I did enjoy my Mask 5.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Memebox Special 59 Scrub 2: Unboxing and Review!

The second half of my Oil Therapy and Scrub 2 bundle this time. I'm actually really pleased with this box, and contrary to most people I prefer this to Scrub 1, unboxed here!

Memebox Global Shop
This will be a much happier review than the last one, as this ticked a lot of my scrubber needs!

Memebox Special 60 Oil Therapy: Unboxing and Review

This won't be the usual type review as I am selling this box in its entirety as it wasn't at all what I was expecting. The description mentioned 'exquisite essential oils' for hair, body, face and nails. I don't think the items really lived up to this description, seeming to be mostly aimed at those with oily skin. It is a good box, just not for me and in my opinion not what most were expecting from an 'oil therapy' box.
Memebox Global
I was hoping for some Argan oils for my hair, maybe some nail oils for my nails which flake and are useless, a face oil, a luxurious body oil. As a $29 Superbox my hopes were high, but I do think this has missed the mark as far as my expectations were concerned.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Cocktail Cosmetics Haul: Lime Crime Velvetines, Lipstick and SugarPill Sparkle Baby

So a week ago I threw my morals into the wind and ordered some Lime Crime Velvetines. I have read all of the controversy over the company and their claims (lots of great information here, I am not well versed but these girls are) and I have originally avoided them. However as a lover of a matte lip, the pictures of the Velvetines kept drawing me in, so I finally caved. I hate myself. I ordered from Cocktail Cosmetics which is one of the three main Lime Crime distributors in the UK.

The SugarPill balances out the moral depravity of this picture
Sigh. I won't lie I absolutely adore the Velvetines, and I just bought four more and I am eagerly awaiting the new purple Pansy and grey Cashmere.  I'm just pretending that they're made by someone else.

Memebox x CutiePieMarzia: Unboxing and Review!

I grabbed this box in a recent restock. Admittedly I was so used to seeing Marzia's face all over Memebox I had started to ignore all references to her. I thought this was just her second box which has been hanging around Memebox (and the shop, and other boxes...) for a long time. It took a very lovely girl on Facebook to point out she just bought the CutiePieMarzia with the Snow White eyeliners before I even realised it had restocked.

Memebox Shop
The main buzz product from this box was the Snow White eyeliners. I wasn't initially fussed about them as I didn't see the appeal. However, after getting a glimmer bronze liner in my Lucky 10 I was really impressed with the quality. By then I had already decided to give away my Cute Wishlist 1 box so I was really happy to get another chance at the eyeliners in this box!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Memeshop Product Review: SkinFactory 7 Second Morning Sheets

As a person who holds sleep in the highest regard, anything to simplify my morning routine and give me extra minutes to stay in bed will catch my attention. So when I saw these 7 Second Morning sheets spoken about in high regard on various forums and blogs, mostly in the hopes they would be in the Thumbs Up Bloggers Picks box... no such luck, I was intrigued. Then they went on sale in the Memeshop, so I had to pick some up!

I'd happily take an extra 7 seconds in bed!
Although these have absolutely rave reviews I was sceptical. Surely they can't do all that they claim, be a clarifying toner, a conditioning essence and a moisturiser at the same time?

Review: New Mask Subscription Service Oh Sheet Mask

I was really excited when I heard about Oh Sheet Mask, a mask subscription service offering to bring you a selection of Asian sheet masks that are not your 'run of the mill' sheet masks.

I will start by saying I was really disappointed in this box for multiple reasons and I will go through these in this blog post. I am hoping a good sheet mask subscription service comes out that delivers on its promises, but Oh Sheet Mask is not that at the moment.

Memebox Princess Edition 4 The Little Mermaid: Unboxing and Review!

Although I really loved the first three Princess editions of Memebox, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rapunzel, I only picked up one of the second set, Ariel (swiftly changed to The Little Mermaid...) Cinderella and Tinkerbell. The descriptions of both Cinderella and Tinkerbell seemed more make up based than skincare and I tend to avoid those boxes whenever possible!

Memebox Shop
I am definitely glad I went with this box as the other two did mostly feature make up!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Memebox New Release: SoothingSista Collaboration!

Up on Memebox now! If the last three collaborations are anything to go by this won't last long. Click the link below to grab it, you may also be able to use CH5QYM if you order is over $30!
Click me if you want me!
Good luck! I wanted this one just for the super cute box, but I am so happy that it contains mostly skincare!


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Memebox Special 57 For Dry and Sensitive Skin: Unboxing and Review!

This is the second half of my bundle, which came with the OMG4 box which I have already unboxed! I also have My Cute Wishlist 4 coming from this release but sadly they didn't offer a bundle with these three boxes so MCW will be coming later.

Memebox Shop
Winter is coming. Sean Bean knows it, Jon Snow definitely doesn't know it, but my skin knows it, so I was hoping for lots of things to help in this box.

Memebox Special 55 OMG 4: Unboxing and Review!

The latest instalment of the OMG series of boxes hit my doorstep this morning, with OMG 4 arriving.
We were promised the absolute wackiest of products after a few people were a bit disappointed at the lack of shocking products in the previous three OMG editions. I haven't got any of those three so I was excited for my first venture into the world of OMG Korean beauty.

Slightly lurid cover picture!
There definitely has been a lot of OMG over this box, so lets find out why....

Memebox My Cute Wishlist 1 Giveaway: Winner Announced!

I am announcing the winner a little later than planned as sadly I had to disqualify the first two winners. I felt really bad about it as they were both lovely girls, but as the entry requirements hadn't been met I felt I had to do it to make it fair on those who had met the entry requirements.

So without further ado I am happy to announce Kerry as the winner of My Cute Wishlist 1! Here is a link to her YouTube, I am glad it's going to someone lovely and is staying in the UK! Rafflecopter widget is updated in my original giveaway post!
I really enjoyed running this and will definitely be running one again! Hopefully with another much sought after Memebox. Thank you all for entering and welcome to all my new followers! I hope to keep you entertained! OMG4 and Dry and Sensitive Memebox reviews coming later tonight!
Martha x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Memeshop Item Review: Neogen Camel Milk White Volume Cream

So a package arrived at my door today from Memebox! I was pretty pleased with this arriving as it has been stuck in customs since 29th October so I had written it off as lost. I has also purchased a replacement so I am definitely hoping this is amazing as I'll have two pots to go through!

Click to get some for yourself!
I grabbed another as it is on sale and I was worried by the time my box was deemed actually lost it would be back up to the 'normal' Memeshop price.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Matte Black Dahlia: Swatch and Review

So I didn't think I would ever pick up a Tom Ford lipstick. They are expensive, the colours are all fairly dupable and I had never heard rave reviews. Brilliant reviews, sure, but not enough to justify a £37 lipstick!

But then they brought out mattes. Any my resolve flew out the window.
Admittedly I had always lusted over Black Orchid, which was limited edition and I missed. When I saw they were bringing out Black Dahlia in matte, I was sorely tempted. Then House of Fraser was offering 10 points per £1, and with 10% discount the lipstick worked out at £30. Still a lot, but more acceptable to me...

Memebox New Release: The Next Best Thing in Skincare!

New box, first for a while! Up for VIP pricing. It is called the Next Best Thing in Skincare and the description reminds me a little of the OMG box descriptions. Click below to get it!

Click to grab it!
Happy Shopping!
Martha x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

MAC Cosmetics Holiday Collection: Keepsakes Objects of Affection Rose Pigment Set

With the Heirloom collection, the Objects of Affection and the Keepsakes I can barely keep track of all the MAC Holiday collections! I believe these are in the Keepsakes part of the Holiday collection, and the names of all the mini sets are 'Objects of Affection' Far too many names to keep track of!

Whisper Pink, Tan, Rose, Reigning Riches, Heritage Rouge
These pigment sets came in gold, rose, silver/blue and bronze which was the MAC online exclusive. I picked up the rose as although the others looked beautiful they didn't stand out as much as this set.

Friday, 14 November 2014

New Memebox Collaboration Announcement: SoothinSista

So I haven't been blogging the recent Memebox collaborations as most haven't piqued my interest, but this one has! Okay mostly because of the amazing box art as no contents have been released, but just look how cool!

SoothinSista Instagram
This is SoothinSista's Youtube account. This looks the most promising collaboration for a long time!
Martha x

Lipstick Queen: Let Them Eat Cake Lipstick Review

I had a bit of a moment of madness in SpaceNK last week. I went in to Harrogate to go to an Aga demonstration for my potential new stove, and it was late, so I spent far too much time there. So much time I ended up walking out with a lipstick that is quite far away from my usual preferences

However it was the fact it was so different from my current collection that I decided to get it!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Memebox Superbox 76 While You Were Sleeping: Unboxing and Review

A nighttime skincare box with the same name as a horror film? What could possibly go wrong? I cannot talk anyway as I haven't seen the film, perhaps the monster/ghost/murderer gives their victims a full on spa before their impending doom.

The addition of the scary sheet mask picture was unnecessary!
I really enjoyed the Sleeping Beauty Princess edition Memebox, and I like the idea of having skincare thats works overnight as I often find it hard to fit everything into a day! So lets have a nosey at my box!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Memebox New Release: Thanksgiving Boxes!

The Memedrought is over! Two new boxes today, Thanksgiving 1 and Thanksgiving 2. Both promise luxury items, and I am not sure if these are intended as Thanksgiving or Christmas boxes. I guess we shall see soon as they are shipping November 17th! These boxes are $26 each, but you can use my blogger code of CH5QYM to get $5 off!

Click to access these boxes on Memebox!
They are also said to have special 'Thanksgiving' designed boxes!
My While You Were Sleeping box arrived today and I will get it reviewed as soon as possible! It only took 6 days to get here normal mail so I was really surprised to see it!
Martha x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Memebox Special 47 My Dessert Box: Unboxing and Review!

The food themed Memebox train has arrived at another fabulous station. The description of this box totally pulled me in, promising dessert themed beauty trinkets to appeal to my inner nine year old. The best compliment I ever received was someone telling me I was dressed like a five year old going to a birthday party, so this was right up my street!

Ice cream, sweets and cake. Lets hope it delivers!
Let us delve into this box to see if I am delighted by all of the wonderful dessert based treats on offer!

Monday, 10 November 2014

Small Haul: Burberry Lipstick Limited Edition Holiday Collection!

I thought I would get this up quick in case the Limited Edition lipstick included threatens to sell out. It isn't a limited edition colour but it was one I didn't have, and the packaging was beautiful for the Christmas season!

Burberry Lip Cover Hibiscus and Ltd Ed Lip Mist in Oxblood
The Oxblood Lip Mist is part of two new holiday collections from Burberry, the Oxblood collection and the Gold collection.

Memebox My Cute Wishlist 1 Giveaway! Enter here!

Enter here! The only mandatory requirement is to follow my blog on Bloglovin' You can get extra entries for sharing my blog, following me on Google+ or by commenting on My Cute Wishlist Review.
Win me!
This giveaway is open internationally and is 100% free. This box was paid for with my own money and was not sponsored in any way! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Memebox Superbox 41 My Cute Wishlist 1: Unboxing, Review and Giveaway!

This is an unboxing with a difference today, as I am not going to be keeping this box! When I noticed this pop up on the Memebox site I almost impulsively bought it. It had been restocked a few weeks before but the orders sadly got cancelled, and I mostly expected the same to happen this time. I knew if I waited, or took the time to link people chances are the box would be gone. I only know one other person who got it, so I bought it, I got it today, and I will be giving the WHOLE box away, for free, to someone who follows my blog!

Will you be the winner!?
Read on to find out what you can win, and how you can win it!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Haul and Collection: Guerlain Meteorites Compact, Perles and Primer!

It's the time of year when lots of department stores have their big beauty offers on, which is bad news for my bank but good news for my loyalty card points. That is how I justify it anyway! Currently Debenhams is offering £7.50 of points on a £50 spend and House of Fraser is offering 10 points per pound. I also still get student discount on House of Fraser which is helpful! Therefore I decided to pick up a few things that I had been looking at, two of which were Guerlain. Then I decided to do a little chat and review about the products in my collection from Guerlain which I haven't blogged about before.

So I guess you could say I like Meteorites
So after that completely rambling intoduction lets have a look at the Meteorite collection from Guerlain.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Memeshop Product Review: Ettang Modelling Take Out Cup Pack

My reasons for buying this product from the Memeshop are two fold. Firstly I received a yoghurt pot of this mask in my Yoghurt Memebox and really enjoyed it. Secondly it was on a good sale price on the Memeshop and is currently on a free shipping promotion!

Just look at the artful arrangement
So after having a good experience with my first pot I thought I would try the full set.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Memebox Superbox 84 Skinfood: Unboxing and Review

I'll be very honest I have never tried Skinfood before (only got my first Skinfood items today, both in this box and the Chocomania!) but I have seen lots of girls on the Facebook groups and make up forums wax lyrical about the wonders of this brand. I had a quick look through their products, and as you all know I love food based products anyway which Skinfood specialises in. When this popped up on Memebox I had to grab it!

Hannibal Lecter would be so proud
This box is a bit shrouded in mystery. When it was released a lot of Skinfood items also appeared in the Memebox shop. People were really excited that this was a brand Memebox were clearly now working with and selling their products. Then, a couple of days after the first sold boxes shipped, all traces of Skinfood disappeared. No box, no products in the Memeshop, not a trace... like Lord Lucan!
Anyway hopefully Skinfood will come back as this is a fun little box!

Memebox Special 45 Chocolate Mania: Unboxing and Review!

I have been quiet this week! I am sorry, a combination of being back to work, dark nights and a lack of Memebox releases has made me lazy. But I am back with LOTS to post about this weekend so hopefully lots to make up for my absence. So today I received two Memeboxes, and this is the first one, Chocolate Mania!

After the resounding success of the Cacao box I had to grab this one, and I think it is even better than that!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Shoes: Dr Marten Collection!

One of my big weaknesses is shoes. I think its because unlike clothes which can look unflattering, or strange, or emphasis the lumps and bumps you may not want, shoes always look amazing. Unluckily for me, but luckily for my bank account, I cannot walk in heels so my shoe options are limited somewhat!

I am going to do a few posts on 'Can't wear heels? Look at all the wonderful shoes you CAN wear' and I thought I would start with my Dr Martens, purely as I just got a beautiful pair in the post this week!

Crazy beautiful!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Glastonberry Review: Lip and Hand Swatch

When I wear lipsticks I always tend to go for dark colours, reds, purples, deep pinks. I rarely wear nudes or pale colours as they don't work with my pale skin. Therefore when I saw this wonderful colour on the Charlotte Tilbury website I had to grab it!

Matte Glastonberry