Beauty Box

Playtime with my December Beauty Cocoon Box

Playtime is more fun when you see it in action so here is my video of me trying all of the products for the first time from my December 2017 Beauty Cocoon Box!

That was my last Beauty Cocoon Box as I have a lot of other makeup to get through. Also, the box isn’t quite what it says it is (for example, it says it’s a luxury box but there was an MUA Makeup Academy eye pencil in the last box!) which is a little annoying. Anyway, as always, here are some pics:

Beauty Cocoon Box December 2017

Beauty Cocoon Box December 2017 LA Splash liquid lip colour

Beauty Cocoon Box December 2017 LA splash liquid lip colour

Beauty Cocoon Box December 2017 sarazaar glitter fix gelBeauty Cocoon Box December 2017 sarazaar premium cosmetic glitter

Beauty Cocoon Box December 2017 lash unlimited

Beauty Cocoon Box December 2017 glitter eye

Beauty Cocoon Box December 2017 mynx m.n.y.x. london silver glitter nail polish

As I mentioned in the video, the boxes have improved month on month and this was the best one so far. Although, you can see from my face I was a little surprised at the name of the box “I’ll be glammed”. It is a play on the phrase “I’ll be dammed” which is not in the Christmas spirit at all. I quickly got over that though. I hope Beauty Cocoon Box take my feedback on board and continue to curate more full-face boxes as this will set them apart from the other boxes out there.

For more info visit the website and see what I received in my October and November boxes.

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Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions

My first impressions of the second Beauty Cocoon Box, the November edition, is now on YouTube!

As a little spoiler, I like it more than the launch box! Here are some product photos:

Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions

Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions

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Remember to check out my thoughts on the launch box too! December next!

 

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Beauty Cocoon Box First Impressions October 2017

Hey, so I filmed a video! I did it a few weeks ago but have only just been able to edit it. It thought I’d try something new by giving my first impressions of a new beauty box for women of colour called “Beauty Cocoon Box”.

There are two boxes to choose from: a beauty box which is makeup and makeup tools costing £21 (not £20 as I said in the vid) and a skincare box which costs £25. I went for the makeup box obviously!

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Beauty Blogger Box Swap with Sarah Fynn

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Sarah Fynn asked me if I wanted to do a blogger box swap. It seemed like fun so I said yes!

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How I do the sales and stay calm in 8 steps

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Some of the best beauty bargains can be found in the Boxing Day sales.  Here’s how I get value for money and stay sane!

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My favourite flatlay of 2016

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I subscribe to Harper’s Bazaar magazine for one main reason: the images are just pure art! Every cover, fashion shoot, editorial and flatlay is always perfect. Here are my favourite flatlays for 2016.

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West African Pink Gele and Matching Makeup

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Photo: Chrystal Images
Editing: Tasha’s Face

I met Abi of Chrystal Images at a Keziah Connections networking event.  Abi is a makeup artist and she suggested that we do a collaboration, with me picking the theme. I was at a loss until I spotted a woman wearing gele on the Chrystal Images Instagram page. Inspiration suddenly hit – I’ve never worn gele before and it’s clearly a skill that Abi has so why not base my look on this intricate headwrap?

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August Heat Face of the Day: Hyper-Strobing No Mascara

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We’ve had some extremely hot days this week (for the UK). Temperatures reached 33 (or more) degrees centigrade so it must have been unbearably hot on the London tubes.

I chose to wear a modified no-makeup makeup look. As was my usual for allergy season, there was no mascara. But this time I decided to use my Pat Mcgrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 Iridescent Pink 003 Pigment from the Nude set. I don’t buy Pat McGrath Labs (with a $25 shipping fee!) to play it safe!

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