Monday, 18 November 2013

Cheap and cheerful Christmas goody

 I LOVE Christmas - everything about it is just beautiful! I wanted something to spruce up my work desk for the festive season, and found this cute little USB colour changing Christmas Tree in B&M, for the modest price of £1.

It is about 20cm tall I would say, and is made of plastic. Connected to it's bottom is a USB wire (which is nice and long - always useful) and it plus straight into your laptop/computer. I think it is so cute and I can't wait to display it on my desk, though I do think I'll give it a couple of weeks - don't want to seem TOO keen!

Do you decorate your work space for Christmas? If so what arr you planning to use to make it look pretty? I'm still on the hunt for some more items so do share your ideas below!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Glossybox November 2013

I love receiving my Glossybox every month. However Octobers box was a bit pants (perfume sample and some small sachets of skin cream just about sums it up!), so I had high expectations for the November box - and thankfully it did not disappoint.

All five product included in this month's Glossybox..

Yves Rocher Cocao and Raspberry hand cream - FULL SIZE
B Gold nail varnish - FULL SIZE
Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails - FULL SIZE
Emite micronized eye shadow - FULL SIZE
Vichy Idealia serum - 3 x samples
This is an Emite 'micronized' eyeshadow (which I believe just a fancy word for very finely milled), which makes the product really smooth and easy to apply. It is free from oils, perfumes etc. so really great for sensitive skin. The colour I received is a very dark black, which will be great to use when creating the smokey eye look for a night out.

I believe B is Superdrug's own brand of make-up, this is the first product that I have tried from the range. The colour is gold and sparkly, which is great for that little holiday that is coming up soon - what's it called again? Oh yes, CHRISTMAS! The brush is wide which I do prefer with nail varnish, however my only gripe is that to get a completely opaque gold, I found I needed 2-3 coats - not one coat as the bottle suggests.

I am not a lover of hand creams, but I actually think this is my favourite product this month! The hand cream comes from Yves Rocher's new Cocao collection, and this particular fragrance is cocoa and raspberry. It smells absolutely divine! And the smell lingers for a while which is even better - it left my hands feeling baby-soft and has gained a spot in my handbag.

Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails - I am yet to try this out (in hindsight it would have made sense to test it when I used the nail varnish!) but I have high hopes for this product. It claims to dry nail varnish in 60 seconds, which is great when you're in a rush.

And last but not least, Glossybox have included 3 samples of Vichy's 'super serum' - everybody has been raving about this, but to be completely honest I'm not completely convinced. It has a creamy consistency with a slight shimmer, which is supposed to improve imperfections and even out skin tone.
Overall I love the products in this month's Glossybox, not to mention the fact that 4 out of 5 of them are full size! Well done Glossybox, you have redeemed yourself - this month. I'm really looking forward to the infamous Christmas box, which promises great things.
What do you think of the items this month? Did you receive anything different?