Thursday, 20 July 2017

Glossybox 'Hello Summer' - July 2017 Unboxing

I cancelled my Glossybox a while ago as I just had too many samples. I do still have quite a lot of samples but am getting much better at using them and I saw that, for July, Glossybox had a product in it that I really wanted so I thought I'd re-sub for a month or two and see how it compares to other boxes at the moment. 

If you decide to subscribe, yourself, you can use my referral link which will get you £5 off your first box and will also reward me with points towards a box of my own: http://referme.to/J485y1o

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Curated Combination subscription box - June 2017

I was browsing a discussion about recommended subscription boxes, as I haven't been feeling overly excited by boxes over the past few months, when I saw someone mention 'The Curated Combination' and was intrigued. This box is made by bloggers, for bloggers, it's released in very limited quantities in the hope that the blogger who buy it are inspired to write about what they get. For £12.50 they promise to avoid the foil packets and give products really worth writing about (and it certainly looks like they deliver!).

When the box first arrived I wasn't sure what it was, they haven't invested in chic packaging or fancy branding and you won't find me complaining about that. As nice as pretty boxes are, the contents are far more important!

And here's what I got! (Normally I'd do more detailed photos but kids, sunlight and life, need I say more?)

Friday, 26 May 2017

A health update - Still no answers and even more doctors!

If you're a regular reader you'll be aware that my health has been somewhat of a nightmare for a long time now. You'll also have noticed that my posting has become even more sporadic than it has been in a long time. You wouldn't be wrong to assume that these two things are linked. 

My last health update was quite a hopeful one, not hopeful in terms of not being ill, that boat has sailed, but in terms of finding out answers, I didn't have any yet, but I really thought I was close to understanding what was going on, I was wrong. If you'd like to see that post, to further understand the back story, you can find it here

I'm going to try to keep this as, relatively, brief as I can but it's long which, I appreciate can make it hard to read, but I promise it makes it a bit rubbish to live through too. I've put a super quick summary at the end but for more detail keep reading. 

My new 'Health Folder' as a way to get everything in order and take back some control of how all over the place everything is

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Birchbox UK with Boden Unboxing - April 2017

It's Birchbox time again! It was nice to get the box nice and early, this month, as my box took a little while last month so I didn't post it until rather late. That said it can be nice to get the box late one month and early the next as it feels like you get boxes really regularly, even if you are fooling yourself a little haha.
I liked this month's box and if you do, too, you can sign up using my link which will get you £5 off your first box as well as getting me £5 to spend in the Birchbox shop: 
https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/m6bv3

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Family Friendly Treats from Hotel Chocolat - The 'Happy Easter Hamper'

Ethan's been really excited about Easter for a while, now, he loves the idea of a time in which chocolate is the sole purpose of celebrating (we don't follow a religion so it's all about the chocolate in our house). Ever since the Hotel Chocolat catalogue fell through my letterbox a few weeks ago I have been excited too and when the lovely people at the company offered to send me something from this year's Easter range I was even more excited.