Dollibox love πŸ’– … Yes it deserves it!

So I know I am slightly addicted to subscription boxes! But this box is on another level πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ 

Dollibox is most definitely my favourite beauty subscription box. Honestly could not fault it. It literally has something for every beauty addict out there. I first subscribed back in April 2016 & have recently updated my subscription as they now have a new website which allows you to be able to look at your account πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ fabulous! The customer service from these lovely people is second to none as well (I didn’t receive a hairbrush in one of the monthly boxes so they posted one out separate for me) πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ½ 

I currently have a pay as you go subscription which costs me Β£13.90 per month. They have other options (which make them cheaper too) but for now I am happy with this! 

I shall start with showing you a few of my past boxes… These are beautiful πŸ™Š you might even recognise a few of the pictures if you take a look on their website 😜 thanks dollibox for featuring my posts πŸ’• 


As you can see they feature a good range of products 😍 I really loved the coconut oil in the November 2016 box. I personally love oil for my hair! Especially when you’re on holiday πŸ™Š I can’t be the only one who thinks coconut is a holiday smell! πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈ  


They really do spoil you! Bath bombs, that look good enough to eat. Unicorn soap that is so pretty you don’t wanna use it πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ face masks that actually have an animal printed on them! What more could you ask for?! I love that they use well known brands as well as upcoming ones, I’m all for supporting everyone πŸ’πŸ½πŸ’– 

January 2017 box introduced me to my new favourite hair mask (it literally smelt like sweeties) πŸ™ŠπŸ­ I teamed it together with the shower cap so it really soaked into my hair, popped that face mask on & I may or may not have had a glass of vino.. Why not hey – πŸ·πŸ€” 

I have no words for how beautiful they manage to make each & every box! I swear they know me so well too. April brought me lots of pink  πŸ’• not complaining. Its so nice to have a hair tie that I can put on my wrist & it look pretty too πŸ’πŸ½ another Schwarzkopf product this month too, I cannot get enough of this brand. This particular conditioner is fantastic for my hair as I used to dye it every single month (recently stopped but my hair still needs a lot of TLC as years of damage really does take its toll!) πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’‡πŸ½ 

If I honestly haven’t sold this box to you then I definitely couldn’t ever sell ice to an Eskimo… πŸ™Š 

Don’t forget to visit www.dollibox.com 

Caitlin xoπŸ’•βœ¨

Scrub-a-dub-dub…Β 

Now I don’t know about you but cleaning my makeup brushes is one of my must do’s. We use them on a daily basis & I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t apply moisturiser etc on our faces without washing our hands! Ewwwww

So what is everybody else’s tips for cleaning their tools?! I’d love to know! ☺️

✨ Cleaning step 1: lay down a towel which you don’t mind getting dirty. I always use the window ledge in my bathroom as it’s the right depth for the brushes. 

✨ Cleaning step 2: fill the sink with warm water, I like it a little over luke warm so its still bearable to put my hands in! Soak all the brushes first in the water πŸ’¦ 
✨ Cleaning step 3: grab a brush, squeeze as much water out as possible. I then use baby shampoo to give the brushes a scrub! Place a little in the palm of your hand βœ‹πŸ½ swirl the brush in circular movements in the shampoo. 

✨ Cleaning step 4: to make sure you have thoroughly cleaned them & checked all the makeup has been removed repeat this as much as it is needed! 


✨ Cleaning step 5: once all the brushes have been cleaned I place them on the towel & let the dry in the sunlight! If you’re in desperate need of them you could dry them with a hair dryer but I usually make sure I do my makeup beforehand πŸ˜œπŸ’πŸ½ 

I use baby shampoo as I don’t find its too expensive & it does the job! If anybody has any suggestions of any other products then I’d love to know ☺️ 

Caitlin xπŸ’•

❄️ JANUARY BEAUTY BOX REVIEWS CONTINUED

So my last review was of my lookfantastic beauty box, which I absolutely loved this month! The next box to land in my porch was my birchbox! 😍 such a beauty, the colours were fabulous to knock the January blues.

This box was jam packed! Amazing brands & a very generous voucher was inside! They really thought about everything πŸ‘ŒπŸ» teamed up with hello fresh to help subscribers kick start the year in a happy & healthy way πŸ‹  I will definitely be using my voucher! πŸ˜›

  • Lord & berry literally is my top brand that I have found through receiving my birchbox! This concealer really does do the job! Only needing a small amount & lasting for hours, I would highly recommend this to anybody! πŸ’₯ I use this product to cover my dark circles under my eyes. 
  • Merci handy hand cream, there are no words, just fabulous inside & outside! That packaging 😍 It has the perfect texture & after even just one use my hands felt silky soft. In my box I received cherie cherry & the scent was to die for! Definitely a fantastic brand for skincare! 
  • Kebelo shampoo is beautifully presented. This shampoo smelt lovely, but I wasn’t too keen on this product. It was very rich & I ended up having to wash my hair again within 24 hours πŸ™ˆ  I think this may be more suitable for people with thicker hair! ✨  I have used other products by kebelo, & those were much more suited to me!
  • REN Skincare is a fantastic brand! Every product I have received of theirs I have loved.  This time I received a radiance renewal mask. I love skincare products in the winter months! Nobody likes dry skin! I used this as I soaked in the bath πŸ‘ŒπŸ» best used if you leave on for around 10-12 minutes ✨ tip; wipe away very lightly so you don’t scrub it off & it leaves your skin so amazingly soft! 
  • Nails inc always produce great nail polishes! I wasn’t too fussed by this product as I always have my nails done with Nexgen, but I will use it on my toes! πŸ’…πŸ½

This month I also used my birchbox points! I always write reviews for my birchbox products every month & I have saved my points! So this month I decided to spend them πŸ’Έ  ordered myself my favourite matte lip pencil by Lord & berry, plus a fantastic new makeup brush by spectrum. They make the prettiest of brushes πŸ’•βœ¨


So that’s enough of that beauty box, NEXT! 

Along came Glossybox πŸ’– this was my last glossybox, as I have decided I want to try a new box! Every box is always jam packed, with something to suit everyone ! So don’t let me put you off πŸ™ˆβ˜ΊοΈ any suggestions also welcome 😘

  • Nip+fab kale fix moisturiser 😍 this really does soothe your skin! The help of aloe Vera really does help you to notice the hydration. Smells fantastic too, which is always a bonus! Definitely good enough to eat!  
  • Unani illuminate milk cleanser. Full size product oh glossy you’re too kind! First time I used this I thought it was like any other regular cleanser, but after a few uses (morning & night) you can really notice the difference in your skin. Much brighter & you haven’t got to use huge amounts either to get the benefits πŸ’πŸ» 
  • The balm matte single eyeshadow is amazing! Only used this once so far & I think it’s lovely! I was given the shade Matt Kumar which really does suit my colouring. It’s long lasting too & doesn’t crumble down your face as you apply it! 😍😍 that is a bonus
  • True organic, all you need is me! I have been applying this like there is no tomorrow to my knees & elbows! It really is true that this product can be used all over. I’m yet to try this on my hair πŸ’†πŸ» but seeing as I have pretty much fallen in love with this I am sure it will work wonders as a hair mask too ✨ tip; you only need a small amount at a time! Watch this last you a while. 
  • Vitamasques manuka honey face mask I am yet to use this as I’ve already got lots of face masks half started πŸ™ˆyes I did say I was addicted to beauty boxes… πŸ™„ I have used other face masks by this brand & they worked wonders on my dry skin, especially when I was on holiday enjoying a little bit too much sunshine! 

Glossybox really did spoil us this month & it was a fantastic way to start the new year! 

Hope you enjoyed these reviews πŸ™Š I promise I only have one more review left this month πŸ™„ 

Caitlin xπŸ’•

❄️ JANUARY BEAUTY BOX REVIEWS

My first box to arrive this month was lookfantastic βœ¨  this month had a fantastic selection of products! And a few of them were even cruelty free too! 😍 what a bonus! 


The prettiest box! So colourful! πŸ’•  & 6 products!!!

  • Jelly pong pong mascara is a great product! It recommends to use eyelash curler & 2 coats of mascara & I have to agree! No more is needed at all. Only downside I have found is that it does seem to flake over your hands whilst applying & you’re left with lots of black dots, so be weary when applying πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
  • Briogeo hair mask is AMAZING! Leaves my hair feeling beautifully soft! I have used it a few times before so very grateful to receive this again! ✨ a little tip, wash hair with shampoo 2x, apply mask on hair in the bath & leave for 5-10 mins. Rinse off & condition as well! 
  • Nuxe anti-age skincare is fabulous! Texture is perfect & it always has a lovely scent! I’ve already used this up as I love this brand! 
  • Pixi beauty brow tamer product! Completely new to this brand & I love receiving new brands! So Thankyou lookfantastic, giving them a follow on Instagram that’s for sure! Amazing sample size too 😍
  • Trifle cosmetics is another newbie to me! The most beautiful packaging I have seen in a long time too! That glow πŸ‘ŒπŸ» I think I may have a new favourite!! Application is lovely & literally gives you a naturally beautiful glow! ✨ apply along cheek bone, trust me! 
  • The vintage cosmetics company B E A UTIFUL. No other words for this product! Packaging is fantastic & I love slanted tweezers! Always good to look after a product like this as it is one of worst for harbouring germs! 

This beauty subscription box never fails to make me happy at the beginning of each month! If you’re wondering whether to subscribe then in my opinion… DO IT DO IT DO IT! 

Enjoy!!! 

Caitlin πŸ’•

New year, new me! … NahΒ 

It’s 2017 & we know we have all heard the most common phrase said at the beginning of a new year! New year, new me… Well I personally don’t think I want to change a lot in my life right now, except I’d love to win the lottery πŸ˜‚ 

One thing I would really like to change is the amount of subscription boxes I have a month… πŸ™„ yes I am addicted BUT they make me happy! 

Currently I am subscribed to dollibox, lookfantastic, glossybox & birchbox. Absolutely love my boxes but this year I am thinking about either changing or just subscribing to some more (I have no willpower) πŸ˜‚ 


Glossybox was my very first subscription box & I love the variety that it has! Hair, makeup& skin products! 😍 I like that it has affordable products & a lovely treat too πŸ‘ŒπŸ» it has really introduced me to some fabulous brands, for example hey honey (pictured above) LOVE that skin serum so much. I am slightly disappointed that because I paid an upfront cost I don’t get to redeem my glossy dots, which is a major downside if you’re wanting to buy something you have enjoyed! 😏 

Birchbox is fantastic as you get to spend points too! A little tip for you all who love a good skincare product! ✨ the make polaar is my new favourite thanks to birchbox! ✨ the night cream is my top choice, but the everyday cream & lipbalm are just as amazing! 


This beauty is my December 2016 dollibox πŸ’• so so so many products & so many of these are full size! Look at that beauty of a hair product!!! If I had to recommend a box to get people hooked on subscription boxes then I would 100% say dollibox!  The customer service is second to none as well! 6 fabulous products in December, I cannot wait for my first box of the new year to arrive 😍 

I’m looking for some inspiration on a new box to try! Doesn’t have to beauty related at all πŸ™Š I just love a good treat. Any & all suggestions welcome please 😘

HELP ME BLOGGERS!  

Caitlin πŸ’•

Too many choices..

So it’s almost that time again. That time where you sit in the chair, overthinking, “will they go with my outfit on Saturday night?” Or “They can’t clash with my work uniform” Or “do I want coffin or should I be sensible?” 

Yes, it’s time to get my nails redone πŸ™ˆ 

I usually always like to have a nude colour, but with it now being Autumn/winter I’m debating going for something darker!! That is waaay out of my comfort zone! 


So I think this style is a little bit too sensible! I’m more of a claw or coffin shaped kinda girl πŸ’πŸ» I mean if you’re going to get your nails done, you have to do it properly! I do love a nude colour though 😍😍  they tend to go with everything!

Hellooo pretty babies! πŸ’• got to be a favourite of mine! It’s getting a bit sad that I know the names of the colours πŸ™ˆ but this beaut of a colour is called pinky swear. I love everything about these nails, the colour, shape, name! 

I’ve never understood when people say “how can you do anything with those nails?” I would love to know what they think we actually do πŸ˜‚ I manage everything just the same as any other person Thankyou πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ and especially when they say “you could poke someone’s eye out with those” πŸ™„ yes, yes I could…

Toasted marshmallow oh how I admire your natural beauty πŸ’…πŸ½  this colour is absolute perfection. Looks good with or without a tan, but these were holiday nails from earlier in the year! πŸ˜› look at that tan to go along with them! Coffin shape is probably my most used shape, it just looks that little bit more edgy than having normal square shape, but not too sharp.

I really could bore you all with many more nails I’ve had this year, but honestly, there have been way too many πŸ™ˆ  


Bridesmaid nails πŸ’…πŸ½πŸ’•  complete opposite to what I would normally have! Need some good sunglasses for those glittery nails 😎 πŸ™„ pink nails isn’t really my thing, like at all. I’m probably one of the most girliest girls ever but pink nails are just a little bit too girly for me! 

Inspire me bloggers! I need a new colour to try this week πŸ’πŸ» I’m hoping from this post you’ve picked up on what I do & don’t like. Leave me some ideas pretty please! I don’t want to be sat there for hours on end use trying to choose a colour πŸ˜‚

caitlincx πŸ’–

Well this is scary…

I have just spent a very long time trying to work out how to set all of this up! πŸ™ˆ Β I’m much better at Instagram πŸ™„

I’m very much an over enthusiastic beauty addict. So most of my excessive babbling will be to do with this πŸ™Š I’ll introduce you to myself though with a few questions answered, just so you get an idea of the type of person I am!

Enjoy!Β 

What’s my name? Caitlin

What was my favourite subject in school? Β Art

What is your favourite song at the moment? Sia – The Greatest.. I definitely can’t sing πŸ˜‚

Favourite drink? Anything fruity, whether it’s alcoholic or not

Any pets?  The most amazing collie x Labrador 🐢

Favourite shop?Β Either boots, Pandora, missguided or any shop that sells food πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

How tall are you?Β 5ft 2.. So maybe I should say how short am I

Favourite season? Summer, I love summer clothes & love holidays 😍 the sun makes me happy

 

I think I have bored you enough for my first blog post.. I hope this give you a little insight in to the sort of person I am & what you can expect from my blog ✍🏽