Thursday, 1 October 2015

Prairie Charms 'Luau Party' Box

Back in June/July I saw on twitter that alot of the fellow tweeters that I follow were hashtagging #PrairiePizzazz and it was then I had discovered the lovely company Prairie Charms!

Prairie Charms is a handmade accessories boutique that specialises in all things girly, whimsical, quirky and floral and the best thing? 10% of all profit proceeds are donated to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity and the, ‘Kiss it Better Campaign,’ which provides funding to pioneering, world-class treatment for complex medical conditions including pediatric cancers. I love companies who give something back.

I knew I wanted to buy a few things but then I saw that they have created a subscription box called Prairie Pizzazz where each box would have a different theme, There were limited spaces left so I got in touch to reserve a spot for myself since I did not want to miss out! The first ever box had a festival theme so I was so excited to find out the theme since it was revealed later on that LUAU PARTY was going to be the theme! Think golden sands, blue water and all tropical related goodness. 

It sounded perfect and the lovely team at Prairie Pizzazz wanted our input towards the box so we had to create a moodboard on Pinterest and I had so much fun collecting images to create my very own board. It was later on announced that me and a few other lucky girlies had won the competition for the best moodboards! I shall keep you posted on when the prize arrives because I had honestly no idea I would be among the few who would win more goodies!
All of the items came packaged in a brown pizza-style box and opening the box really was mesmerising! From the colourful sequins to the care that had gone into packing the box, this was truly a delight to be a part of! After unraveling the pink tissue paper, There were 2 cards. One explained all of the included 'toppings' with their prices and the second card showed the curators who made this box possible as well as all of the blog links of everyone who is a part of the blogger team which is such a lovely idea, I have yet to visit all of the lovely blogs!

What was in the Prairie Pizzazz box?

Eda Bespoke Floral Lei Flower Crown - Worth £50
Hana Bow Tie Scrunchie - Worth £7.50
Catarina No Snag Knot Ties - Worth £7
Acadia Tropical Punch Drink Set - Worth £5
Paloma Vintage Bead Drop Anklet - Worth £12
Dakota Custom Nail Glitter - Worth £6.50
Una Coconut S'more Snack Pack - Worth £3.50
Faryn Hair Clips - Worth £5
Sweet As Honey Studio Make A Mess Confetti - Worth £3.95

Eda Bespoke Floral Lei Flower Crown
This has to be the star of the box! I received one that had hues of pink and yellow and it looks so stunning on. I think I'll have to keep this for next summer now since it's time to rock autumnal clothing and accessories. This flower crown makes me feel festival ready and the colours can instantly brighten up any outfit!

Hana Bow Tie Scrunchie
The 90s are back! I now own a scrunchie after so long! The one I was sent is a lovely pastel blue colour and I cannot wait to wear this. The bow makes this such a cute hair accessory and looks great worn on the wrist too.

Catarina No Snag Knot Ties
I have ALWAYS wanted to try hair ties like these, I totally understand the hype behind them now. I was sent a lilac one with gold palm trees on and a glittery pink one both have already been worn and I love that after tying my hair, it doesn't leave any kinks you normally get with using normal ties or any of that horrible metal bits that can catch your hair, trust me! That's painful if you have long hair like me!

Acadia Tropical Punch Drink Set
I thought that this was such a cute addition to the box, perfectly matches with the theme! The set included cute bamboo print paper straws, a sachet of tropical kool aid which I have always wanted to try and a lovely flamingo drink stirrer. I have already used this and it was a drink that screamed 'sass' and 'style'

Paloma Vintage Bead Drop Anklet
One of my favourite items from the box, I received a gold one with a cute and dainty turquoise drop. I absolutely love the gold/turquoise combination and I have been wearing this as a bracelet rather than an anklet. I love dainty jewellery and this looks great as part of my arm candy.

Dakota Custom Nail Glitter
Nail glitter is something I enjoy wearing and I cannot wait to experiment with the gold glitter that I was sent. You can use this over nail polish and play around with colour combinations. I think this will look great paired with blue nail polish non?

Una Coconut S'more Snack Pack
I'm a sucker for all american confectionery so it was lovely to see these food items! I have to admit it was hard not to devour this as soon as I saw it because I had to photograph it first! Blogger problems, I tell ya! The whole idea of this kit was to create s'mores but I enjoyed eating everything separately haha! I may have to order teddy grahams in bulk soon haha!

Faryn Hair Clips
This shell clip screams warm summer days and wavy hair. this looks super cute worn with a messy side braid. The shell is mounted sturdily onto the clip and another accessory I am saving for next summer.

Sweet As Honey Studio Make A Mess Confetti
I love lil DIY kits and this is so Pinterest worthy! I have seen confetti filled balloons on Instagram and on Pinterest and I have always want to own one! This would make a good blog prop too. The confetti colours are very tropical inspired and fits in well with the theme.

One of the best things about this subscription box is the incredible value for money. I paid £22.50 (inc delivery) and received around £100 worth of contents. With some subscriptions, you may not want to pay that much as you often receive things you won’t use but Prairie Charms takes a note of your likes and dislikes, you are unlikely to receive anything you don’t like from them. Not many companies are so collaborative like Prairie Charms because not only did they ask bloggers for input but they also kept me aware of the whole process which was fantastic!
What do you think of the contents and is Prairie Pizzazz something you'd be interested in trying?

Monday, 28 September 2015

Miss Patisserie Daisy Chain Bath Ball

When a lil package arrived on my doorstep from Miss Patisserie, I could not contain any excitement because I knew it contained some newer releases (you can view the unboxing here) This particular bath bomb caught my attention the most, I mean, look at how pretty it is?! I Just had to use this for my pamper session first and the results were pretty darn good!

Product description:
Our Bath Balls are tightly packed with ingredients that will cleanse and improve skin tone as well as providing an explosion of fizz in the bath. These Bath Balls aren't just fun, they also contain a variety of essential oils and butters that will provide therapeutic benefits as well as moisturise the skin.
Each one is lovingly hand pressed and decorated here in Wales so a lot of love goes into these beauties!
Use one Bath Ball per bath or to savour your product for longer simply cut the ball into smaller portions before use.
Each ball is approximately 190g each.
What says summer more than daisies and white dahlias in bloom.
This product will create a pretty pastel lilac foam that will cocoon your skin in a velvety lather leaving you fresh as a daisy!

This pastel lilac bath bomb is any girl's dream, this bath bomb is huge so you are definitely getting your money's worth. You can even choose to cut this bath bomb into smaller pieces but I chose to use all of it because my skin needed some TLC.
This frothed and melted away slowly, leaving a trail of soft scented bubbles. I thought that this would fizz away quickly but I like how this lasted long, some bath bombs disappear too quickly but this one lets you enjoy the 'show' so you won't be left feeling disappointed. I loved the flecks of blue and pink in the bath water since it was unexpected.
The scent is very fresh, and very appropriately named too! Since it does smell like daisies. It was very uplifting and the scent wasn't too overpowering.
The bath water turned into a calming pastel purple colour and this gave my skin an instant moisture boost. This bath bomb contained essential oils and butters so you can imagine how soft and hydrated your skin will feel. I honestly skipped applying body lotion because it really was not needed.
Since there wasn't any dark colours in this bath bomb, there wasn't any need to clean the bath tub, FISTPUMP!
All in all, a great and simple bath bomb with amazing skin benefitting ingredients. A must try!

Check it out here

What do you think about this bath bomb? Would you give it a try?

Monday, 21 September 2015

Beauteque Mask Maven

This Review Features
Beauteque Mask Maven July 2015*

LOVE Korean beauty products? Then you've come to the right place because I am going to share with you a way to try out Korean skincare/make-up products that is also an interesting concept.
Beauteque is an online shop that sells everything from Asian make-up to skincare and not only this, they offer two monthly subscription boxes which lets you sample a range of brands. One is called Mask Maven which lets you sample of types of masks from different brands. Each subscription contains a assortment (9-11) of face sheet, feet, hand, wash off and hair masks! Which is great if you prefer skincare over make-up. The other subscription box is BB Bag which lets you sample make-up and skincare. Both are definitely worth trying if you are like me and you LOVE to try out Korean brands.

Product description
Mask Maven is loved by Asian beauty novices, experts and everyone in between! Each month, subscribers receive between 9 to 11 masks. The masks can range from sheet, wash off, foot, hand and hair—basically you name it and it’s going in a Mask Maven bag. We always provide the benefits of the masks, but occasionally some masks are selected by chance. Selecting some masks by chance ensures that each Mask Maven bag is unique and is a fun surprise every month.
The cutoff date to receive the current Mask Maven is the 10th of every month. So if you subscribe on the 11th of the month, you will receive next month’s Mask Maven bag.
There are a number of subscription lengths we offer at different price points. Month to month each bag costs $15 plus shipping, three month pre order each bag costs $15 plus shipping, six month pre order each bag costs $14 plus shipping and 12 months pre order each bag costs $14 plus shipping. Once you’ve subscribed you will be charged the subscription’s length full amount plus shipping. Each subscription auto renews at the end of the subscription length.

The masks come in a cute pink drawstring pouch and there is also a informative menu card included so it tells you a bit about each of the masks and how to use them.

Urban Doll Kiss Welcome To Korea Money Masks
These are so kawaii! When I saw them initially I thought that these were actual money notes! These masks are formulated to either cleanse, moisturise, revitalise and repair the skin. Every subscriber is sent 2 random masks. 

Esfolio Milk Essence Sheet Mask
Another cute looking mask! The milk protein extract in this mask will help in keeping the skin moisturised, clean and will help the elasticity.

Medical Black Eye Anti Wrinkle Mask
This mask looks interesting! A skin benefitting eye mask (looks just like a cat woman mask) haha! This is said to revitalize the whole eye area thanks to marine collagen, phyto complex and peptides.

SNP Beijing Opera Brightening Mask
A personal favourite, I have already used this because I love skincare products that contain skin brightening ingredients. This one contained coconut water which immediately replenishes the skin with moisture. I really need to buy these in bulk!

AngelLooka Ultra Moisturising Foot Mask Pack
I've never tried a foot mask before so this will be exciting! This heats up upon application and removes dead skin cells! Say hello to renewed and moisturised feet with this mask!

Holika Holika Collagen Pomegranate Mask
I have heard alot about the Holika Holika brand and this one seems great for aging skin. 

Tony Moly Avocado Nutrition Mask
This mask is huge and I love the packaging of this! I'll be using this for my next pamper sesh. This mask is said to deliver nutrients deep within the skin. The subtle fragrance and a thick cotton mask makes this a luxurious experience.

Esfolio Gold Mask
Containing colloidal gold, this sheet mask is great for alleviating stressed skin by adding elasticity and nutrition.

Overally I’m really impressed with Beauteque’s Mask Maven! At just under $2 per mask, it’s a great bargain! There are so many fun and interesting masks from some great brands! Money masks, gold mask, foot masks….I’m excited to use them all! If you love trying different masks at an affordable price then this subscription is for you!

What do you think of Beauteque Mask Maven?