Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar Unboxing (Days 4,5,6) – Blogmas Day 6!

Hi my lovelies,

I’m back with another Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar unboxing! As you guys know, I got this for my birthday this year (thanks mum, love you mum) and I’ve been excitedly anticipating opening this day by day!

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I opened days 1,2 and 3 in an earlier post, check that one out Here!

Today’s post is about days 4,5 and 6 in my calendar this year, and I am soooo excited to use these products! Let’s see what little goodies were in my advent calendar for the past few days, shall we?

More Blogmas Posts!

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Day 4: Lancome Hypnose Mascara

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Christmas Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts on a Budget – Stocking Fillers! (Blogmas, Day 4)

Hi my lovelies,

Christmas is almost upon us, and if you’re still looking for that perfect gift like me, then look no further, as I’m starting my Gift Guide with something more affordable. Whether you’re short on money, carefully budgeting, or just looking for a bit of something for a beauty lover (or secret santa?), this guide to the best beauty stocking fillers will set you on the right path! There are 10 great ideas in this post, plus nothing costs over £15!

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Check out all my Blogmas Posts so far Here!

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Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar Unboxing (Days 1,2,3) – Blogmas Day 3!

Hi my lovelies,

As you’ll know, I was far too excited for December to come this year as I got the Selfridges Beauty Advent calendar for my birthday (30th november, perfect timing) and couldn’t wait to get stuck in and open up the little windows! It’s taken a lot of self control to stop myself from opening this before December 1st, let me tell you that!

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I’m going to post an unboxing and mini review of the products in my advent calendar every three days leading up to christmas, and today’s post is all about days 1,2 and 3 of my beauty goodies!! Let’s get stuck in, shall we?

 

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Birchbox December 2016 – Sneak Peek! (Blogmas, day 2!)

Hi my lovelies,

Welcome back to my second day of Blogmas! I’m super excited to be sharing all of these posts with you, and for day 2 I’m sharing my monthly Birchbox preview post! Not the most Christmassy post, I know – but I do a preview post every month, so I’m not about to not write one for December!

Check out all my Blogmas Posts so far Here!

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I’ve been getting Birchbox since last December, and at least for now this will be my last box (I’ll go into more detail in my unboxing post) – so I’m super happy to say it looks like a really great one this month!

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December’s theme is Merry & Bright and is all about ending the year in style and feeling super festive!! I love the Christmas theme and as an extra treat, everyone is getting at least two makeup products in their box this month – seriously exciting! The box this month is a completely different format than usual and looks kiiiinda like a cigarette box to me – anyone else? Regardless, it’s pretty, and can be used to store makeup brushes, pens, pencil style makeup products, chopsticks or anything you like after it’s done with which I think is pretty cool.

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For those of you who don’t know about Birchbox, it’s a beauty subscription service that sends around 5 beauty products (including makeup, skincare and haircare) to your door each month. Sometimes there is also a beauty bonus included, such as January’s #nofilter compact mirror! It costs £10 plus £2.95 postage, and in my opinion is well worth it so far as I’ve found products that I really love (Spectrum makeup brushes, anybody?)!

Birchbox also now ships to Ireland, so all you Irish lovelies can now get your hands on this little box of wonders too!

Find out more about Birchbox here! || Sign up here!

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What goodies could be in your box this month?

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Welcome to Blogmas! (Blogmas, day 1)

Hi my lovelies,

It’s that festive time of year again (and my first as a blogger), and I know it’s definitely going to be a challenge for me, but I’m going to try Blogmas this year!

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I’ve got some great festive themed posts lined up for you all through December, and I hope you’re all as excited as I am to count down to Christmas.

I’ll be covering my usual monthly segments (faves & fails, Birchbox preview and unboxing, Look Incredible, my Lust List) as well as some of my favourite things about Christmas, a few gift guides for those of us (me included) that aren’t quite done with our shopping, and reflections on my year of blogging. I started my blog just before Christmas last year, so I’ve been around for a full 12 months almost!

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I’m also going to be unboxing my Selfridges beauty advent calendar (not every day, I’ll recap every three days or so) so look out for those! You have no idea how excited I am to open the little windows every day!!

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I hope you all are enjoying reading my blog, and that I’ve made a few friends in the process – Merry Christmas to you all, by the way – and I hope to carry on for a long time! It seems like so long ago that I turned on my laptop and started talking about my adventures in beauty, and I’ve learned so much from all of you in the time since!

Are any of you guys doing blogmas this year? If you are I’d love to know what you’re planning – we can give each other a bit of moral support! Let’s hope I get through it in one piece!

For a bit more Christmas cheer, you can check out my Christmas Tag post from yesterday – I’d love to read your Christmas Tag posts too!

As always, please let me know what you think in the comments and anything you want to see from my blog because I really love you guy’s input. Thank you guys for reading, and please don’t forget to give this post a big like and a share if you enjoyed it, and I’ll see you all very soon in the next post! Remember to click that lovely follow button to be updated about anything new from me!

More Posts from me:

The Christmas Tag! || Review: Love Me Beauty! || Look Incredible Beauty Box – November 2016 || Counting Down to Christmas with the Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar! ||  Review: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks in Mannequin and Rose Matter|| The Best Beauty Blending Sponge? ||

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If you’d like to, send me an email over at jessica.purcell.1992@gmail.com and I’d love to chat with you about all things beauty!

Ciao for now,

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The Christmas Tag! (And a happy birthday to me!)

Hi my lovelies,

So it’s the end of November, and it’s also my birthday today, yay! I’m kicking off Christmas in style, and doing my Christmas Tag! I started my blog just before Christmas last year, so I didn’t get to do all the counting down, but I definitely am this year!

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I wasn’t tagged in this, but I’m so psyched for Christmas to be here already, so I hope you all like this and I’d love if you did your own Christmas tag for me to read!

Onto the tag!

1. What’s your favourite Christmas movie?

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I love, and I mean LOVE It’s A Wonderful Life. I watch it at least twice over the festive period, and I know that you can watch this any time of year but it’s special at Christmas time. I used to watch this every year with my great grandad on VHS every year, and I’ve kept on the tradition as I’ve grown up. It’s my favourite Christmas movie because there’s so much meaning to it, it’s all about family and giving and of course I love all Jimmy Stewart movies.

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Look Incredible Beauty Box – November 2016!

Hi my lovelies,

Today’s post is all about my Look Incredible box for November. I’ve had this for a couple of weeks now and tried everything out, so there’s mini reviews of the products in here too! I missed October’s box review, but last month was nothing to shout about really. So straight on to November’s review which is a lot more pleasing to me!

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First up, If you  don’t know about Look Incredible, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service that for £18.99 (now plus £2.50 postage), promises to deliver you five full sized beauty products every month. They’ve had the likes of Tarte, Bare Minerals, Smashbox, Stila and Nars in previous boxes, and are pretty makeup heavy instead of more skincare items, so If you want to try some new makeup without paying the full price, this one is for you!

Interested? Find out more at lookincredible.co.uk/products/beautybox

Want to see what was in previous boxes? Here are September,  August and  July’s,  boxes!

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What’s in the box for November?

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Review: Love Me Beauty Subscription!

Hi my lovelies,

So today I’m going to be sharing my newfound love (ha) for Love Me Beauty! I’ve been quietly getting this subscription since September, and I’ve had three boxes (bags?) so far.

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I have to say that I love the ‘choosing your own products’ element of this subscription, and the fact that they feature different brands every month so that we can discover new brands and products we won’t have used before, along with some already established beauty faves if we need extras. The element of surprise that comes with a subscription box is gone, but being able to choose what’s in your bag every month is a really great idea, as you know you’re going to get the products you pick out and no be disappointed in anything you receive.

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This month: Full sized Ecotools brushes, brush cleansing cloths and a gorgeously scented Caudalie hand cream!

Love Me Beauty costs £10 per month with £3.95 postage on top, to a total of £13.95; but you’re definitely getting your money’s worth out of the subscription. It works on a points system, where you get 60 credits to spend on items in the edit every month, with optional add on credits available to buy if you want more products. Products normally are between 5 and 20 credits, depending on the brand, cost of the product, or whether they’re full sized or deluxe samples.

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September featured Kat Von D and I’m definitely in love with the lippies!

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Birchbox X Tatler November 2016 – Shake Your Tail Feather!

Hi my lovelies,

So November’s Birchbox is somewhat of a milestone for me – this is my twelfth box, meaning as of November I’ve been subscribed to Birchbox for a full year! I’ve really taken the time lately to consider where I’m at product wise, as well as financially, and I’m both happy and sad to say that December’s box (next month) will likely be my last, at least for now. I’ve achieved my goal of finding new products and new brands that work for me in these last 12 months, and I definitely have some new faves thanks to Birchbox.

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This month, Birchbox has teamed up with Tatler magazine to pick out some fab products, and I do believe this is one of the best all around boxes I’ve had so far (although one of the makeup items is not the best for me). The box is gorgeous, and really matches in with the teal and white decor in my bedroom, so I’m going to use it to keep knick knacks and samples in. Tatler isn’t really a magazine I go for (I’m a dedicated Elle reader), but they’ve definitely done great on the product front!

Last month my box was really hit and miss, with some hero products (Oribe, represent!) and some duds, so I’m really pleased with the products I received this month as there only seems to be one “miss” in here.

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So what was in my box this month? (Plus mini reviews)

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