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September Birchbox Unboxing


Sunday has become my 'write and promote posts day' so as well as regular end of week posting, there should be a lot more from my blog scheduled during the week whilst I'm busy stuck in the books. I commend anyone out there at University still maintaining their full blogging schedule, I simply don't know how you do it! But, one cause for celebration is the gorgeous September issue of Birchbox in collaboration with Wear Lemonade. A very quirky, colourful and as always brilliant set of products to kick off Autumn. What did you get this month? 


Peony Cosmetics | Simona Lipstick | Original Price: $21 | With the tag line Kiss aka Keep It Simple, Smile the beautiful pastel pink lipstick is a welcome addition to my makeup kit. It smells so fruity and wonderful, the best smelling lipstick I've ever owned. At first swatch, I thought it was a little too light for me but having tried it on, it was actually really nice. I also tried it on top of Kylie's Dolce K lip kit which added a bit more of a pink tone to it, as well as with a darker liner on the lip to create a fade effect. Both worked so well, I can't wait to use this lipstick on more looks. 

Revlon | Uniq One Leave In Conditioner Lotus Flower | Original Price: £8 | I've never been a huge fan of anything 'Leave In' before, and somehow those types of products have never really worked on my hair. Until now that is... I am so impressed by the luscious formula of Revlon's latest hair release, it effortlessly improves the look and feel of my hair, whilst behind the scenes it repairs and protects the hairs most precious properties. Can't wait to try more!


Codage | Scrubbing Cream | Original Price: £35 | If I can remember correctly, I've received a couple of products from this french brand in my Birchbox's before and it hasn't been all that bad. However, unfortunately, I just don't get on well with beaded products, especially cleansers. They annoy me and I personally don't see the benefits of using products with beads instead of using an exfoliating brush with the appropriate cleanser. If you're a fan of these types of cleaners, I would say this is a very high end, expensive option, but it might be what you're looking for. It just doesn't work for me; what are your thoughts on beaded cleansers? 


Rituals | Body Cream | Original Price: £19.50 | I fell in love with this brand since I first received their products in the mail back in February (I think?) and then went on to making a few orders myself on their site, which also was a great decision perhaps not financially. Rituals are in the mid-high end body and skincare category, and provide what I see to be gorgeously enriching products with the best ingredients for the best skin. The newest addition to my collection, thanks to Birchbox, is their magic Body Cream in a very generous sample size. I am looking forward to adding even my Rituals goodness to my skin.

Wear Lemonade | The Mini Dalida Scarf | Original Price: £20 | As well as contributing to the boxes lively colour scheme, Wear Lemonade has also provided a gorgeous limited edition scarf designed by Lisa Gachet. The colour scheme corresponds to the aesthetic of Wear Lemonades new fall collection, so it gives you a taste of what to expect from that. I love its versatility, it can take the place as a statement scarf, handbag accessory, head scarf, wrap, you name it. It certainly has a place in my wardrobe. 

What did you receive this month? What are your favourite fall beauty products? 

Autumn Jewellery Update


When Autumn comes around, my wardrobe isn't the only thing that gets a slight recharge. As much as I like adding browns, oranges and warm autumn tones to my clothes, I also love adding a few extra bits to my Jewellery collection. As I've just entered University, it's important I have the appropriate accessories to wear for social events and outings, as well as different pieces to vary each day. I currently have 3 ear piercings (post to come regarding those!) and I love accessorising with them, so earrings were a must have for my Jewellery Update. What have you added to your jewellery collection this season?  

University Haul | Kitchen Essentials


If you follow me on Instagram (@asocalledbeauty) then you'll know I just moved in to my University Accommodation, where I've finally organised and arranged my clothes, shoes, books, kitchen utensils, food and most importantly, beauty products. But today I'm focusing on my Kitchen Utensils and essentials that I've picked up to begin my new life as a self catered, first year student of English Literature and Spanish. It's something a little different, but I wanted to share my last splurge haul on some new kitchen stuff. So, if you're about to go to Uni or are thinking about going next year, then this might help you decide what you need to pick up. What are you currently studying? What are your kitchen essentials?

August Birchbox Unboxing


Just before the start of September I've made it in the knick of time to release my August Birchbox Unboxing, probably one of my most favourite boxes despite the fact that it only included nail polish in the Makeup section of this months lineup. I believe this will be the last of the summer themed boxes, as this month we received a very tropical themed box with Rio 2016 in mind; it was a nice touch. What did you receive this month?

NEW IN: Makeup Revolution


So, I've never been a 'Blush' person, I carry a small blush palette by Sleek, which is one, modest peach toned compact shade that I lightly apply to my already reddened cheeks. Hence why I don't spend too much money on Blush related products, and stick to the more affordable brands that will still do the trick. This week's affordable purchase is from Makeup Revolution, a brand I've of course heard great things about, but never tried until now. The Ultra Blush Sugar & Spice Palette and the Golden Sugar Palette were obvious picks for me, gorgeous yet affordable new palettes to try. What are your go-to Blush products?

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