Thursday, 21 February 2013


Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts

Official website for full product range:

I have been eyeing to try Dainty Doll range for a while and finnally a lovely lady from Facebook Beauty Group Beauty Box Swappers along with 10% of discount (VC10) from

My order:
  • Dainty Doll Loose Mineral Powder (Now That I've Found You (003)
  • Dainty Doll Powder Blusher (You Are My Sunshine (004)
  • Dainty Doll Liquid Foundation (Medium (003)
  • Dainty Doll Concealer (Abracadabra (003)
  • Dainty Doll Cream Blusher (Billion Dollar Babies (003)
  • Dainty Doll Lipstick (Baby Love (006)


•••• LUX BOX JANUARY 2013 ••••

LUX BOX January 2013


  • Dr Bragi - Bio Marine exfolliant : The original marine enzyme product from the DR Bragi range; this versatile moisturiser will radically simplyfy your skincare regime. Keep the skin looking noticibly more youthful , without the need for numerous products; think serum, moisturiser and eye cream in one. Full size 50ml for £120 !! (ahemm)

  • John Masters Organics - Shampoo: Helps the hair to resist the stress of pollution, colouring and styling. Great for all hair types, best for normal hair. Full size £16

  • John Masters Organics Conditioner: Good for all hair type. Makes  a great daily conditioner for fine hair. Makes an excellent leave-in conditioner. Full Size £16

  • Balm Balm - Lip balm: It says on the card that this is a full size product RRP £3.99 however it's available to purchase at Latestinbeauty website for £1.50. As I had purchased an Advent Calendar where this product was included. I tried it and it's not that moisturising I am afraid. There's no smell and you have to rub quite hard to get some product out.

What do I think about LUXBOX January 2013?

It's going to be a bit negative post and opinion regarding LuxBox. The box came really late (January's box came in February). I normally like the contents of Luxbox however their customer service is NOT the greatest. This month's contents were quite poor and nothing special. I have therefore not used any of the products and decided to do a giveaway when i reach to 50 followers. 

This box gets a 2 out 5 from me (sorry)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

•••• GLOSSY BOX FEBRUARY 2013 ••••

GLOSSY BOX FEBRUARY 2013 Valentine Edition / Themed box. Received the box on the 9th Feb (super early delivery for us to receive before valentine) . As you can see from the picture, this month's box is pretty Glossy Pink with a cute flower bow, pink ribbon, pink shredded paper.

  • Docteur Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream. The French doctor brand specialises in the power of nature, so it’s free from harsh chemicals and additives, meaning even those with sensitive skin can enjoy this indulgent face cream. FULL SIZE £25 50ml
What do I think?
A very good sized sample to try (30ml). Smells very sweet. Applied some on my hands and it blends moisturises quite smoothly. However I won't put it on my face just yet as I have to finish using my current moisturiser (VICHY) as I don't like wasting products.
  • Anatomicals You Need a Blooming Shower! body cleanser. Pop in the shower with this rose and jasmine scented shower gel, which will keep you smelling fresh and give your mood a quick makeover.
What do I think?
Unfortunately Anatomical is one of the Brand that i dislike. It does smell like rose but not too strong but won't compare it to my current favorite shower gel L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Shower Gel Click Here to buy. Anatomical shower gel I received in the box is a huge size tube (150ml) so will last for a while. 

  • ModelCo Eyeshadow Duo are the perfect pick to add some glamour to your eyes. Full Size £18
What do I think?
I have been wanting to try this brand for a while (as seen in Boots) so was excited to see this item in the box. Wouldn't say it has the best quality in terms of pigmentation as had to rub in the shadow quite deeply to get product out. 
  • Helen E or Miners Cosmetics lipstick for a night on the town with the girls or a date with that special someone. Full Size 8
What do I think?
I love receiving make-up products in my Beauty Boxes so was instantly happy to find a lipstick in my box :) although I would have been happier to receive a different shade. Nothing wrong with the product quality but I would rather be continuing with my M.A.C Lipsticks.
  • Micabella Mineral blush powder: Finish your look with Micabella Mineral blush powder to give your skin a healthy glow. 

Not a huge fan of mineral blusher No. 4, however the one I received in this box has a lovely coral effect with little bit of shimmer. Wouldn't last me for a long time but enough product in the pot to try.

..and last but not the lease
A Glossy Box Treat: A cute little sweet in Heart shape, taste so yummy :D

What do I think overall about GLOSSYBOX FEB 2013?

I am quite happy with my Box and GLOSSY BOX February gets a Thumbs Up from me. Reason why, the box contains more make-up products than anything else which I like :) 4 out of 5.


•••• B I R C H B O X FEB 2013 ••••

Birchbox February's theme is 'LONDON FASHION WEEK'. Birchbox is excited to share their hero  products ready to rev up your beauty routine. Only received the box yesterday and was super excited. This is 2nd BirchBox in the UK (previously known as JolieBox)

  • VICHY | Thermal spa water (Limited Edition):  Soothing and regenerating, this multi-purpose product is naturally enriched with 15 minerals and 13 trace elements. It can be used as a toner , to set make-up or as a refreshing boots. FULL SIZE £7

What do I think?
I love VICHY (their moisturiser is my favorite moisturiser) , I literaly got excited by seeing this in my box.  Received a 50ml sample which is going to last me quite a long time. Used this once as Refreshing Boost and it does 

  • Nick Chavez Beverly Hills | Plump N'Thick Leave-In Thickening Mist: Get visible volume with this light but powerful leave-in Treatment from Nick Chavez. Just spritz onto towel-dried hair before styling. Full Size £13.90
What do I think?
Any product that adds volume on my hair, I absolutely love! I'll be using this after shower/bath and spray on towel and dry my hair.As I have thin/straight hair, this sort of product always comes handy. Received 59ml sample.
  • Korres| Guava Shower Gel: This sweet, sophisticated scent of this moisturising shower gel will invigorate you, while wheat proteins and aleo vera cleanse and hydrate your skin. Absolutely divine. Full Size £8
What do I think?
I struggled a bit while trying to opening the lead and it was really tight but got there at the end haha. Have heard a lot about KORRES but never actually tried any of their products. Received a 50ml sample which is again a very good size to try. The product contains inside is very thick so I think a little will go a long way. Also smells gorgeous.

  • GERDA SPILLMANN | Bio Fond Cream Foundation: This is light, creamy base is easy to apply, offers great coverage and sets to a powder finish. No wonder it's used on movie sets- we#re ready for our close-up! Full Size £20
What do I think?
As you can see from the picture that I have swatched the product it's quite thick and smells good. But to be honest I don't like putting anything on my face that contains fragrance. Received this in No. 04 which is a little bit too dark for me however, when I tried it on, it looked fine. It does give good coverage but my skin felt a little bit sticky. Received a full-size product which I am super happy about.

..and last but not the Least : BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE EXTRAS

  • Eboost | Natural Energy Booster ( I have tried it yet) Full Size £20.99
  • Eyelash Curler BirchBox branded Full Size £10 (hmm?)

What do I think overall about BIRCHBOX FEB 2013?

I absolutely LOVED this month's BIRCHBOX and would like to give a BIG Thumbs Up! Reason why, because they have put proper Deluxe samples in (which I signed up for) and very good product selection as well as the brands.