You Beauty Subscription Box June 2016 Review and Unboxing

You Beauty Box // June 2016 – The Energising Essentials // Unboxing!

Hey guys – like I mentioned in my Glossybox June unboxing, I know I’m really late with my beauty subscription box unboxings this month.  As you probably know, my health is pretty bad all the time, but I seem to have been having an even harder time recently.  But I figured you might still like to see what came in my June You Beauty Box.  This is the box where you get to choose two of the products yourself, so my box may be a little different to others you’ve already seen!

June 2016 You Beauty Box

If you’re new to the You Beauty Box, you can find out about how the subscription works, how you can choose some of your own samples and the price in my post here.  This month’s theme was ‘The Energising Essentials’.  Handy, as if there’s anything a girl with M.E needs, it’s more energy!! 😀  Haha.  You Beauty say they compiled this month’s collection with the purpose of invigorating and preparing for summer.

You Beauty Subscription Box June 2016 Review and Unboxing

You Beauty Box – June 2016

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Glossybox June 2016 Review and Unboxing

Glossybox // Beauty Subscription Box // June 2016!

Hola mi amigos!  I am pretty late with my June Glossybox unboxing aren’t I?  Sorry about that!  I feel like I’m starting most posts with an apology these days haha, but  is being a little unforgiving lately!  For more details on how Glossybox works, their sub prices and a sign-up link see here.

Anyway, here’s what came in my June Glossybox:

Glossybox June 2016 Review and Unboxing June Glossybox

Glossybox – June 2016

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Resmed S+ Sleep Sensor Monitor Non Contact

Resmed S+ Sleep Sensor // Help Monitor & Improve Your Sleep // Review

Hey guys!  I’m looking forward to telling you about this sleep monitoring product… I have been quietly testing it out and thoroughly putting it through its paces behind the scenes for a while now!  The S+ Sleep Sensor * is a device by ResMed, which is designed to help your sleep in a number of ways.  I think I’m probably the perfect candidate for this, as I sleep quite badly nowadays.  I used to sleep really well before I got ill. Ever since I have had ME and fibro, I take a long time to get to sleep due to pain (often still awake at 5am) and find it very difficulty to get good quality sleep.  When you already have ‘chronic fatigue’, this is the final straw!

Resmed S+ Sleep Sensor Monitor Non Contact

Resmed – S+ Sleep Sensor

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How to have an all-natural beauty regime

Your Body Deserves It // All-Natural Beauty Regime // Guest Post

Hi guys – I have a guest post for you today!  Zara Lewis has popped along to tell us how we can benefit from adopting an all natural beauty routine.  Let me know if you try any of her ideas! – Katie.

Zara Lewis tells us how to create an all natural beauty regime

When you are used to a certain product, and you are satisfied with the results, you feel like there is no need to look further.  You feel like this especially if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to certain ingredients which can commonly be found in beauty products.  Experimenting with natural beauty products is not only fun, but also useful because you never know if something else will suit you more unless you try it.  However, the best beauty products, by far, come from Mother Nature herself.

How to have an all-natural beauty regime

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Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Sophie

Nails of the Day (NOTD) // Maggie Anne Gel Effect (Toxin Free) Nail Polish in ‘Sophie’ // Bright Violet!

Hi guys!  I’m back with another nail polish to share with you!  Sorry my posts are a little further apart than usual lately – as you of course know I have chronic illnesses; well I’m struggling at the moment and unfortunately just haven’t been well enough to blog as often.

Maggie Anne Gel Effect Nail Polish in Sophie

Now THIS little beauty is a totally new brand to me.  Maggie Anne approached me and asked if I would like to try one of their nail polishes.  After having a look, I chose this gorgeous vivid violet shade called Sophie.  The photos on the website don’t quite do it justice, it’s SO bright and eye-catching in person.  It is actually described on the site as a ‘cool toned lavender’ but is much more vivid in person.  Although I was given this nail polish to try free of charge, this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Sophie

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Sophie

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Paperchase Stationery Haul Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Geo Wedding Thank You Card Floral Wedding Thank You Card

Paperchase ‘Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful’ Multi-List Book & Stationery Haul!

Now you probably don’t know this about me, but I am an absolute sucker for stationery!  I actually don’t know how I’ve gone this long without mentioning stationery on my blog, but I’ve finally cracked! I am a big believer in not letting ‘the art of letter-writing’ die, and frequently write letters or send cards to my friends and family.  My Mum is the same as me and I know she really appreciates getting a nice note in amongst all her junk mail and bills!  I recently bought a few bits from Paperchase with some birthday money I was given.  I was so excited when I saw that they had extra items in the ‘Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful’ design!!  I bought this postcard last year and loved it so much that I’m actually going to frame it at home.  So when I saw that they also had notebooks and list books…well, I’ll admit I got a bit carried away!

Paperchase – Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Stationery Range

I bought this beauty – the Beautiful Slogan Multi-List Book:

Paperchase - Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Slogan - Multi List Book stationery

Paperchase – Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Slogan – Multi List Book

As an avid list-maker, this is perfect for me!  It has a lined and a plain tear-off notepad for list-making, six different types of sticky notes (cuz who can make do with only one type?!) and a pen, which is held inside so you’ll never be searching around for one!  It’s pretty compact, making it perfect for any of you on-the-go list makers.  It cost me £8.

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Essie Virgin Snow Nail Polish

Nails of the Day // Essie – Virgin Snow // Pale Pastel Lilac!

Hellooooo!  How are you keeping?  It’s Friday!  Hope you all have a lovely weekend.  I’ve got another gorgeous springtime nail polish to share with you!  This is Essie’s ‘Virgin Snow’ (although I’d personally be a bit worried if newly laid snow was pale lilac…. but nevermind!)  I’m really enjoying my pale, pastel colours at the moment; a bit of a change for me as I definitely opt for bright, bold colours most of the time!  

Essie Virgin Snow Nail Polish Review and Swatches

Essie – ‘Virgin Snow’ Nail Polish

Isn’t ‘Virgin Snow’ a pretty, delicate shade?  This is one of Essie’s mini polishes, from a previous set, but it is available to buy as a full sized one.  As with most Essie nail polishes, it is pretty opaque within the first coat, but definitely needed a second coat to even out any brush-stroke lines.  It has a nice consistency, bordering on being quite thick but not so much that it’s difficult to apply.  I always use a top coat with my nail varnish to try and persuade it to last a bit longer (!) but this leaves a lovely, glossy finish so looks fine without, if you prefer not to use one.

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