This post contains gifted products:

Roccabox is a popular beauty subscription box and has been featured in Grazia. They offer either one off boxes or a subscription plan for up to a year.

The boxes are £10 each for a one off or if you subscribe for a year they go down to £9 a box. You can also get 40% your first box if you are a student and have a student beans login.

Each box comes with a leaflet that shows what is included in the box and also lets your know it’s value. I would show you this but it often comes with special discount codes on if you want to purchase the product again 🙂

In the September box there were so many great things and it. worth so much compared to the price you pay! What I like the most is that it’s not all miniatures, most of the products are full size.

You can also view past boxes on their website so you can see the kind of things they include and see what good value it is.

The box included:

  • STYLondon – Devil Velvet Touch Eyeshadow Palette
  • Douvalls – Lip & Cheek Colour
  • Like It On Top- Lip Scrub Protection
  • Oh K!- Pomegranate Sculpting Tech Neck Mask
  • Brushworks – HD Eye Brush
  • Caleño Drinks

I have fallen in love with the lip scrub already and will be buying it when it runs out!

It was nice to get a variety of things to try, especially things I wouldn’t buy individually. It’s a great way to discover new brands and products.

This would be a great gift for someone or a treat for yourself.

Have you tried this box before?

Sarah x

Live In The Light

I have tried quite a few things from Live in the light before. They are a great for gifts, hair and body products as well as aromatherapy oils and a lot more. They have so many different products they supply and these are from the Pure Anada range.

Victorian facial mist

This lavender and rose facial mist is perfect to use to hydrate your skin or to set your make up. It sprays very lightly on your skin and it’s something that you can reapply throughout the day if needed and it can be used over make up which is great. I love facial lists to use throughout the day. In winter they are ideal as my skin gets very dry and in summer they are great to cool and soothe your skin if you are hot! I love the subtle scent and this bottle will last for ages!

Lip and cheek tint

Shade Maud

This lip and cheek tint is such a beautiful colour. It comes in a variety of colours and the consistency is really nice. It is easy to get a small amount out of the pot and easy to apply to the skin and can be blended if you are using it on your cheeks. I don’t often use a blusher so will just be using this on my lips. It feels soft and more like a lip balm than a lipstick once applied.

I am always impressed by pure anada products and live in the light have a great selection!

Sarah x

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Skin Shop : Concealing blemishes

Recently, I was concentrating so much on trying to heal my acne scars and keeping any active acne under control and being strict with my skincare that I actually forgot how important it was to think about what makeup you are using on your face. I was using a concealer that had been open for ages and was very thick and more than likely making my skin worse by clogging my pores. The last couple of weeks I have moved on to using these two products and have been getting on really well.

Both of these products are vegan and cruelty free.

Skin Shop – Kalme chameleon concealer

This concealer contains SPF20 which is great as it is important to use sun protection on your face. When you first pump it out it is a green colour but as you apply it to your face and blend it in then it magically covers any redness on your face and matches your skin tone. I always like trying out different things like this and I am really impressed with the coverage and it is pretty cool being green 🙂

Skin Shop – Clarol conceal and shield

This concealer comes in a range of colors, I went for the light shade. I like that it has the pen tip so you can just pump out whatever amount you need. Whilst covering your blemishes it also protects them from any bacteria and provides the skin with prebiotics. Usually with make up, you can be in a constant circle as you try to hide a spot and end up making it worse but by using make up specific to help with the blemishes you can actually help repair the skin whilst wearing make up.

I have been really impressed with both of these!

Sarah x

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Beauty Expert Collection: Icons Edition

I love trying out beauty boxes or bags as it is always a great way to either buy your favourite products for a fraction of the cost or to try new things you wouldn’t usually buy.

I wanted to share my thoughts on the Beauty Expert Collection: Icons Edition

The bag contains 6 iconic products worth £170:

Within the bag you receive the following products as well as a leaflet explaining more about each product:

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® All-Over Miracle Oil (100ml)

I have been using this oil for about a year now as it is a great multi purpose lightweight oil. I usually use it on my face every few evenings if I need an extra bit of moisture as some of my acne creams can be very drying. It is also ideal to use on your body, especially dry ankles or elbows! You can even put it on the ends of your hair. It smells fab and a little goes a long way. It was great to get one in this set as I had nearly run out!

Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel (100ml) in one of the following: Heavenly Gingerlily/Brown Jasmine & Sun Rose/Suma Ginseng/Rhubarb & Rose

Molton Brown have always been a favourite of mine for luxury bath and home products. They can often be expensive but I usually treat myself to a body wash in the sales. This is a great way to try the brand if you haven’t before and you will receive one of the above scents. The bottle is a good size too.

NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% (30ml)

I hadn’t heard of this brand or tried this before so was quite excited to give it a go. It claims to basically become a photography filter for your skin in real life. It helps to smooth your skin out and hide any imperfections and give you a natural radiance. You can wear it on its own if you are going for a natural look or you can put it on under your make up. I have used it a couple of times now and have been impressed with the finish.

Eve Lom Cleanser (100ml)

This is something I had wanted to try for a very long time but couldn’t justify buying it as it’s usually about £50-60 for a pot this size! It comes with a muslin cloth for you to try too and has been compared a lot to Liz Earle cleanse and polish. I have been using it for a week now and you only need a small amount to cleanse your face. It smells really nice and has left my skin feeling very clean and soft and I would love to buy it again when I run out so will probably look into getting a set where it’s included again!

Babor Skinovage Reactivating Eye Cream (15ml)

Not a brand I had tried before but now I am in my 30s it’s about time I started using an eye cream and more anti aging products. I am happy that this is a lightweight eye cream as I always worry about putting anything too thick near my eyes! It soaked in well and can be applied thinly at night or even in the morning if you need a bit of a boost when you have tired eyes.

NUXE Reve de Miel Ultra Comforting Face Balm (50ml)

Nuxe has always been a favourite brand of mine for skincare, I love their oil and was excited to try this face balm. It is a luxurious honey infused face cream that can be applied day or night and it smells so good! I was impressed how well it soaked in and by using it before bed the nights I don’t use my oil it helped to keep my face hydrated. I also put a small amount on in the morning too and it soaks in well and doesnt leave my face greasy.

I think this is amazing value for £79 and for a limited time if you use code SARAH_20 you can get an additional 20% off making it only £63.20!

Something else I love about Beauty Expert is that if you spend over £35 you get to pick a free gift too!

Have you tried anything from this set?

Sarah x

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Note Beauty : Must Have Gift Set

Note Beauty are an amazing beauty brand and they have some really lovely gift sets available for Christmas. They are a cruelty free brand that care a lot about what ingredients are used in their products and they are free of parabens and other dangerous chemicals and additives so you feel happy using their products on your face 🙂

The must have gift set is an ideal starter set if you want to try the brand or even if you have already used some of their products but want to try more! It is £25.85 which is really good value for what you get.

The set includes:

Lash Master Mascara: a volume-creating and curl-sculpting mascara containing vitamin E to nourish and moisturise the eyelash roots.

Mineral Semi Matte Lipstick: a rich red shade with long-lasting coverage and a semi-matte finish.

Shade: 03

Precision Eyeliner: a felt-tip liner that delivers flawless application.

These three products are some of their most popular, so it is great to be able to buy them in a set like this. They also do a face to face gift set which is a great starter set.

This set is ideal for this time of year as I always find myself wanting to wear a bit more make up over the festive period and red lips are ideal for Christmas!

The eye liner is so easy to use as it is like a felt tip, I find eyeliners like this a lot better than pencils! I was also very impressed with the mascara as I was able to layer it without it going clumpy so a big thumbs up from me 🙂

It is packaged really nicely in a presentation box and the packaging of the make up is very simple and luxurious being the black and silver with red.

Have you tried anything from this brand?

Sarah x