May Birchbox

May Birchbox

I’ve wanted to try out a make-up subscription for awhile now, and decided on Birchbox as I see it a lot on other blogs. This is my first month so I’m not 100% sure what my thoughts are on the subscription as a whole, but I’m happy with my May Birchbox. And the print on the physical box is super cute, too!

May Birchbox

I was able to pick one item in my box, or rather the colour of the item, which I thought was cool. I would rather you got to pick the item itself, but it’s still nice having an option of some kind. Especially since mine was lipstick, and it would be fairly pointless to pay for a subscription and get a make-up item in a colour that you don’t like or that doesn’t suit you.

Moving on, let’s see what else I got in the box!

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The Body Shop Haul | Hair and Skincare

The Body Shop Haul | Hair and Skincare

I’ve been wanting to update all my beauty products and make a slow transition into using more cruelty-free brands, and I had heard good things about The Body Shop’s Tea Tree primer, so I popped in to pick one up for myself and ended up walking away with a lot more… I thought I’d show you guys what’s in my The Body Shop haul and my thoughts on what I’ve used so far!

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Mary Berry’s Banana Bread | Recipes

Mary Berry’s Banana Bread | Recipes

I’ve used Mary Berry’s banana bread recipe for years now, and it’s by far my favourite. It’s so fluffy and tastes amazing! It’s a huge favourite of my University friends as well when I make it, and completely foolproof.

I decided to make a loaf the other day with my boyfriend, so thought I’d share with you my take on Mary Berry’s banana bread recipe!

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Tarte Cosmetics Haul | First Impressions

Tarte Cosmetics Haul | First Impressions

A couple of weeks ago, amidst some exam stress, I did a bit of online shopping and managed to bag myself an amazing deal with Tarte Cosmetics! They were offering a make-up bag filled with 6 full sized products for only £56 (however, usually the entire purchase would be worth £180+). Apparently they do this once or twice every year. I’ve always wanted to try out their make-up so I couldn’t really resist! I thought it would be perfect to share my Tarte Cosmetics haul with you, today.

It did take a couple of weeks to get to me, which was made clear on the website when I purchased it since there was such a high demand for this deal, but I received it a few days ago and I was so excited I had to start writing about them ASAP.

I’ve only tried out these products a couple of times, but I will be coming back to review them at a later date when I’ve played around with them first. For now, I’ll just be doing a first impressions / look at what I bought.

Tarte Cosmetics Haul

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Arm-Knitting A Chunky Blanket

Arm-Knitting A Chunky Blanket

Hi lovelies; if you’re looking for a blog about experience with arm-knitting a chunky blanket, you’re in the right place!

A while ago I bought a huge 4kg ball of wool with the aim to arm-knit myself one of those chunky blankets I’ve seen all over the internet for a few years now, and because of exams it sat in the corner for weeks. But now that Uni is over for the semester, I finally got around to knitting it the other night!

The wool was a bit pricey at £60 for 4kg, but still one of the cheaper, good quality options I could find in the UK. Plus, it was an amount I was willing to spend to have the experience of making my own blanket. I bought mine from Woolly Mahoosive and opted for their acrylic “Mammoth” yarn in Amber, as the acrylic yarn was the cheaper option – however, it still feels lovely and soft. The company also included recommended instructions for making a blanket out of the wool, which was very helpful as I wasn’t quite sure where to start.

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