eBay Bargains #70 - Makeup Storage

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 Marble/Copper Cosmetic Storage Case 
 £24.99 HERE 
First up, the most on-trend makeup storage cases you ever did see! As you can see there are two options to pick from - Silver/Marble or Rose Gold/Back both of which unfold out to reveal four tiered compartments along with a bottom compartment. I personally love the rose gold case and think it would be a great option if you have out grown your makeup bag and want something that holds much more. The best hard case makeup storage I've seen!

 Cosmetic Sponge Drying Holder 
 99p HERE 
Now this is a pretty ingenious idea! 1. This holder means your makeup sponge can dry without any bacteria forming 2. It keeps it from rolling off your dressing table. Super cheap and very handy if you own a makeup sponge/beauty blender. You can also find a multi makeup sponge holder that holds 8 sponges here for only £3.38.

 Acrylic 4-Section Brush Holder 
 £6.95 HERE  
 If you own more than a few makeup brushes a good size holder is a must. I already own a 3-compartment  acrylic holder and I'm so glad I picked it up. It holds so many brushes and the compartments allow you to organise them into different brush types for the face and eyes for example. This one looks really good quality and is affordable. 

 Makeup Brush Drying Rack 
 £2.84 HERE 
 This strange contraption is for holding your makeup brushes upside down after washing them. This means the water drips away from the ferrule of the brush and they dry their natural shape. If you own a few expensive brushes that you really want to look after then this will make sure they stay in tip top condition. Also could be used as a brush holder when not using it as a drying rack!

 Lotus Cotton Bud Holder 
 £2.28 HERE 
 A lovely bathroom accessory here that holds cotton buds. This means you can ditch the boring cotton bud packaging and store them in a beautiful lotus next to the sink or on a windowsill. Definitely not an essential but really pretty and inexpensive. Choice of colours available.

 Acrylic 24 Lipstick Holder Storage 
 £14.99 HERE 
 If you are a lipstick lover like myself then keeping all your favourites organised and to hand is a must. This stunning acrylic holder will not only look good on your dressing table but will make you use more of your favourite shades. Available in clear acrylic and black acrylic.
Acrylic 4 Drawer Makeup Storage Tower 
£10.97 HERE 
One of my most favourite makeup storage options here that is incredibly inexpensive yet well made. This was my second makeup tower purchase after spending quite a bit of money on Muji acrylic storage and other than the difference in handles the quality is the exact same, in fact the acrylic is thicker than the Muji storage. The unit includes 2 wide drawers, 2 small drawers and a large organiser that can be kept onto of the drawer unit or used separately. Acrylic storage stands the test of time and is the best way to store makeup in my opinion.

False Eyelashes Storage Case 
£1.54 HERE
If you're a lover of false lashes then you may want to pick up this handy storage case. Perfect for keeping your lashes safe after use! I personally don't use false lashes but I know this case would come in handy for quite a few people. 
Happy bargain shopping! 

Fee xo.

Glossybox January 2017 - The Edible Edit

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A new year and the start of another twelve beauty boxes from Glossybox

Like all beauty box subscriptions there are both good and bad boxes, but on the whole looking back over 2016 I was happy with what I'd received from Glossybox. I discovered quite a few new favourite products and was introduced to some new brands, some of which I've gone on to buy from. Maybe I should write a year in review type post? 

Basically, I was pleased to start a new year off with Glossybox. The theme of the January box (which you can still pick up here until the end of the month) is a take on the super food movement but with beauty products instead and is actually a collaboration box with Instagram-famed Deliciously Stella; a parody account taking the chia seed biscuit out of 'clean' eating. Which to be honest I'm just not sure about for a large brand like Glossybox... but then again are the products selected by anyone else other than the Glossybox team? I think not. 

Unusual choice of collaboration aside, this month's box is fairly skincare heavy which I know some will love and some will dislike. I personally would have liked to have seen one less skincare product in favour of another makeup product or even a hair product, but it is often swings and roundabouts with beauty boxes and I'm almost sure next month's Valentine's edition box with contain more in the way of beauty. Having said that the skincare products included are gentle and balanced enough to be used by all skin types which I do appreciate. 

What you will find in the January 2017 box 

theBalm Matt Moskowitz eyeshadow
Being a total fan of theBalm anything from them, big or small, in a beauty box is totally okay with me! So I was more than thrilled to receive this miniature eyeshadow compact sample. The shade is a matte deep plum that feels smooth and blendable. This may be a little daunting for some but makes a perfect shade for the crease to deepen any look up. The 0.5g size is pretty measly but I'm sure it will last awhile!

Vitamasques Manuka Honey Face Mask 
Sheet face masks are totally 'in' right now and although I don't find sheet masks as relaxing as cream face masks I do find they always give good results. Side note: I think the fact they are cold to put on and you can't be that mobile when wearing one, only horizontal, is the reason for my dislike of them! However, I will be using this as I love Korean skincare and anything honey based/scented I'm a fan of. I'm glad to see Glossybox is keeping up with beauty trends. 

Unani Illuminate Milk Cleanser
Unani is a skincare brand I've vaguely heard of, I think from other beauty boxes, and it's one of those brands that are good for sensitive skin and will work for all skin types but it's just all a bit bland - sorry Unani. Nothing jumps out at me with this product. The packaging is simple, no bold claims, a very mild to non-existent scent and the cream cleanser feels nice enough I guess. I'm sure I will use this but I expect it to be mild and nothing wonderful - milk cleanser never seem to remove all makeup I've found. In an industry with the likes of Pixi skincare a cleanser like this just doesn't cut it for me sadly.

Nip + Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser
Another brand I was happy to see in this month's box! In fact I've been wanting to try something from the Kale Fix range for a while now, so I may just have 'ooo'd' at this product. Although not full size the 30ml is enough to try out and perfect for travel. I've been using the Kale Fix Moisturiser for a few days and have found it slightly too heavy for my oily skin but a touch is perfect as a night cream. I've also been loving the fresh scent which feels very soothing on the skin. Another nice product here.

True Organic of Sweden All your Need Is Me
Lastly, an interesting multi-purpose product that can be used literally everywhere that requires intensive nourishment - lips, hands, elbows, knees, feet, cuticles, any dry patches on the face and even on the hair! Having never tried the infamous Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream I'm glad to now have a similar product that applies easily and is ideal for this time of year. This will be staying next to my bed to apply to my cuticles and any dry patches.

How to subscribe or pick up this month's box

To pick up your own Glossybox you can either pay a one-off payment of £10.00 + £3.25 p&p here for the single box or sign up for the 3-month plan, £28.50 + £3.25 p&p here which will mean you receive Glossybox's Valentine's Day box which I have a feeling will be a good one!

With a strong box to end 2016 I would have loved to have seen a box of the same calibre to start off a new year and get me excited for things to come. 

Although this isn't an awful box, especially with the Nip & Fab and theBalm being included, it just wasn't as glossy as I'd had hoped. 

Finger crossed for an amazing Valentine's box next month! 

Fee xo. 

What Was The Last Beauty Product You Bought & Disliked?

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Ever get excited about a new product launch, treat yourself to it, only to find out it's just a bit 'meh'?

I did exactly that last week.

And it sucked. 

After looking for a new pair of jeans on the ASOS website and becoming overwhelmed by the 800+ choices I did was I always do when on ASOS for more than 5 minutes, I checked the 'new in' beauty section. This is when I 'ooo'd' over the fact that Yes To have new products out that I didn't have a clue about.

Fast forward roughly 24 hours and my DPD delivery man handed me an ASOS parcel containing - A useful pair of touch screen magic gloves (because it's freakin' freezing right now), The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, the cutest trinket dish you ever did see and Yes To Argan Lip Oil.

Surprisingly the Yes To Lip Oil was the most expensive item of my order at £7.99. But I figured I love Yes To (generally), I can't get enough of argan oil based products and I'd never tried a lip oil before which must be more nourishing than a balm, or so I thought! On applying the lip oil for the first time I was surprised at the slightly sticky lipgloss-like texture and the pretty boring argan scent... but as long as it hydrated and moisturised my lips I could overlook them things! Did it hydrate or moisturised? Nope. 

Basically, the lip oil gives the lips a nice sheen and the feeling that the oil is nourishing them but within 30 minutes it's soaked in and your lips are as they were prior to application. A bit fat fail really! I had so much hope for this product. I will of course continue to try out new Yes To products as I generally enjoy them, but sadly it just wasn't to be this time. But it now has me wondering if this is the same with all lip oils? If you have tried any lip oils before let me know how you've got on with them!

So there you have it, my latest failed beauty buy!

I'd be interested to know what your last beauty product fail was in the comments below. 1. Because I'm nosy 2. So I can avoid it! 

Fee xo.

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