Go all celeb style in the garden!

Forget holidaying on super yachts, going front row at fashion week or launching your own perfume. Right now, if you want to follow in the footsteps of the coolest celebs, it’s time to pick up some gardening gloves and reach for a trowel and spade. From vintage celeb royalty like Cindy Crawford and Elizabeth Hurley through to ever-cool Kate Moss and Brit-pop girl Alexa Chung, going green is the in thing, according to this article from the Telegraph. If this sounds like something you could get on board with, why not take a moment to plan your own celeb-inspired garden? It’ll need to be a place designed for relaxation and play, with plenty of long grass or tall trees to hide behind when the paps start lurking! Let’s get started…

An organic veg patch

You are what you eat and you don’t have to be a celebrity chef to know that growing your own greens to cook in the kitchen can give you a serious case of the warm and fuzzies. Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Wilde and Jared Leto are among the big stars who follow a vegan lifestyle. Along with protecting animal life, many do so for the associated health benefits of eating plant based diets. Even if you’re not totally on board with veganism, setting up your own fruit and vegetable corner is a great way to save on your shopping and to boost your vitamin intake too.

A sunny spot

If you’re going to be getting hot and sweaty digging and planting, it’s only right that you also have somewhere to chill and relax too. You might not be able to stretch to your own private pool, but maybe a great patio or decked area where you can fit in a hired hot tub could be within reach? At the very least some nice garden furniture and a sun lounger or two will give you somewhere to soak up some vitamin D and sip cocktails on sunny days. Don’t forget to build in some privacy though. A well-placed sun umbrella or trellis decorated with trailing plants will keep prying eyes out. If you need to make a sharp exit indoors, luxurious bi-fold doors are the stuff of what gorgeous properties are made of. Vufold makes gorgeous bifolding doors that luckily you don’t need a celebrity bank balance to afford.

A sophisticated dining area

Eating outdoors doesn’t have to mean picnicking on the lawn, though an impromptu teddy bear’s picnic is fun at any age. Done right, dining in your garden it can be a very sophisticated affair. If you’ve got limited space, a bistro patio set made for two is a great spot to start your day with a coffee and croissant. For evening entertaining, a dressed wooden table with benches, fresh flowers and well-placed fairy lights add magic to the air. If you want to try taking your dinner parties into the open air, Elle Décor has some great tips for planning summer parties. And though it’s wedding focused, there are always lots of outdoor table dressing ideas on the inspiring Rock My Wedding. Though of course you’ll want to put your own signature stamp on proceedings.

Insta-worthy flower beds

If you want to join the fashion greats in racking up the insta-likes with the help of gorgeous flora and fauna you’ve nurtured, it’s time to get stuck in and start planting your garden. If you’re not sure where to start, why not call on a green-fingered friend or relative to give you some pointers?  Better still, ask to take cuttings from established plants to give your growing a head start. Local gardens can be a great source of inspiration, this week is the first ever National Gardens and Health Week. As part of the event lots of confident gardeners up and down the country are flinging open their gates for charity, sharing their beautiful outdoor spaces and with any luck, some great hints and tips for success too. If you head along, don’t forget to take your camera and ask lots of questions!

What do you think of celebrities going green? Have you recently got into gardening or is it something you struggle to enjoy? And if you were to take some celebrity inspiration for styling your garden, what would your priorities be? Are you all about the potential hot tub parties or would you like a chill zone to sunbathe and practice yoga?

Body Positivity With A Healthy Lifestyle.

I have always been a thin person from as long as I can remember. I had people come up to my siblings and say 'do you eat her share of the food too?' Which, if you think about it now, was a horrible thing to say but that is how Pakistani aunties are for ya. But as soon as I got pregnant, the weight just piled on and the genetics kicked in hard, I guess. And it was just so depressing for me as a person who went from a size 8 to a size 12-14. From a girl who had a 30-inch waist to a mother who had stretch marks all over her 38-inch waist. Depression hit hard. Being positive in a mother's body was way too hard.I kind of got tired of saying the same old dialogue 'Well, I just had a baby' - It was three years ago now.

But, as time went by, I came to terms with the fact that I may lose weight but my body will never go back to being the same. If you are a reader from Pakistan, you'd know how obsessed people are with their and other people's weight. Their whole life is fixated around losing weight, which if you ask me, is kind of sadistic, no? So after coming to the UK, I started to see all sorts of women, in all shapes and sizes, literally in love with their bodies. Their internal battles with weight might be there but they rocked what they wore. And that is when it hit me, is body positivity as real as it sounds?

Being healthy doesn't really mean that you have to drink kale smoothies in the morning and hawking your calories and being obsessed with your Fitbit. You are just making yourself more depressed trying to be healthy and fit and then you end up over exercising for your cheat meal resulting in more bodily harm than staying healthy.

So how does one be healthy with having a body positive attitude?

Early to rise/Early to sleep.

You might have heard your parents say 'waking up early takes away half the stress of your life' - It is true. When you wake up early, one, your body adapts to being more active and you get more work done. Also, you start your day with the most important meal of the day: Breakfast. Compared to waking up late in the morning, you are lazier than general and have a breakfast that doesn't do good to your body. Sleeping early also has its benefits. You are giving your body the rest it deserves and also you are setting your body's alarm clock to wake up early then. Plus girl, them eye bags aren't really designer, innit?

Exercising.

They say that exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. And NOT a punishment for what you ate. Just because you are promoting a body confident image, does not mean that you give up all sorts of exercise. Exercising isn't just for losing weight. It makes you get rid of all the toxins in your body and keeps your heart healthy. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to work out at least thrice a week. And by exercising, it doesn't mean that you should start strength training immediately and do cardio that makes you pass out. Exercising to maintain a healthy lifestyle can be walking/light jogging or even dancing/Zumba classes to keep yourself more happy and energetic. Dance and music have been proven to make you happy no matter how shit of a day you have had. 

Clothing.
Taking up from exercising first, if you are more on the curvier side, one generally tends to hide their body in loose gym wear and doesn't show any kind of skin. Being body positive means that you accept all kind of situations and rock what you wear. I have been loving gym wear from hunkemöller. Their Caro E collection is absolutely beautiful and you can absolutely rock their sportswear no matter what size. The material is absolutely amazing and breathable and it lets you move around freely without making you restrict any kind of pose. I don't just wear them while exercising, they have literally become my everyday pants. They are THAT comfortable.
Other than sports wear, you should feel comfortable in what you wear. If you want to wear a dress for the first time, go ahead and wear it. The important thing is that you feel confident in what you wear. Clothes that give an extra bounce in your step are what you should be wearing. 

Staying Positive.

This is literally the most important thing to do while you are promoting body positivity. Have you heard about the myth that talking positively with plants help them grow better with a quality difference? That is how the human body works. That myth is there for a reason. When you are feeling positive, you think happy. You see the good in things and people. You are less depressed and more energetic. You smile more often, which in turn releases more happy endorphins in your body. You judge people less and that radiates from within to make you feel even better. So how can you not be healthy when you are positive most of the time? Remember, you have been criticising yourself for years. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. 

Drinking Lots Of Water

Even if I don't spell it out for you, EVERYONE knows the benefits of drinking lots of water. To stay body positive, drinking at least three liters of water every day, brings more benefit than harm. You are more energetic, feel less fatigued and your body and mind are more alert and aware of the surroundings. Fewer headaches and less sugary cravings are also a part of drinking enough water every day. Water flushes out all the toxins from your body which gives you a clear skin and it also is the best anti-wrinkle product ever. 

Be confident with your body. And as clichèd, as it sounds, beauty does come in all shapes and sizes. But with being more confident and positive in your own body, you do need to approach a healthy lifestyle. 

Home Therapy - Feature Wall.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the TV feature wall a couple of times. And I have got a tonne of questions regarding the wall. So I am finally sitting down and writing about the wall and the accessories that accentuate the surroundings as well.
I have ALWAYS got Friends on. No matter what time of the day, Friends WILL be on.
A little back story for the feature wall. So, before I did the living room space, we did our son's bedroom. His room had weird characters painted on his wall and he was scared to even step in his room so, instead of painting the walls we put on wall paper. It was a tedious task, especially when you have to complete it at night before the son wakes up. But after watching a gazillion DIY videos, I got the hang of the process and we had completed the room within two days.

My living room in an open plan space with a little dining area as well. And the table just fits perfectly in that area. Coming to the wall, since we live in a rented property, I just didn't want to paint the entire room and then feel sad while leaving the house. I attach myself way too much to places I love. And even before I got married, I knew what kind of setting I wanted in my own living room space and a brick wall was one of them. I wanted a red-bricked feature wall but sadly it just didn't go with the theme of the room so we chose the next best option.

I really really wish I had a before picture of the wall but sadly I was just way too excited to get on with the job. The wall paper was bought from b&q for a lethal price of only £5!! And I think we only used two rolls of wallpaper (BARGAIIIIN)! Anyway, There were three square shelves on one side and the other side of the wall had two floating shelves. And we had the tv fixed on the wall (in a REALLY weird height, I just don't know why) After the wallpaper went up, I decided to keep the TV on the table and put up only the square shelves. I couldn't really find the existent spaces for the third shelf nails to go through so I just let it be. Found mini plants from Primark. The tea light holder is from Lifestyle, Dubai. And the clock is from B&M.

Coming to the plants, I got these Topiary balls from Pakistan. Got these as a set of 5 and initially wanted to place these in the bedroom. But I was just literally unable to find a planter that would fit next to the table. So I was watching someone's Insta story about their living room space and I saw this little gem of a planter. It was actually a planter but I decided to hack it up. Rummaged through my house and found this huge wok that my sister-in-law gave me before moving to the UK. So, I fixed some artificial grass in the pot along with the topiary balls and it instantly made a statement piece. I wanted to spray paint it rose gold but everyone advised me against it as it looked really good the way it was.

I had initially reserved the other side of the wall's corner space for my son's toy basket since it stays hidden behind the sofa's arm rest. But I really wanted to add a pop of colour in the room since it had all bold neutral colours like brown beige and gray. And I know a lot of people would like to place posters above the lamp, but that is not my vibe. I like my walls simple.

I was lucky enough to be sent this bespoke lampshade from Bespoke Binny. This British based business hand makes the most stunning statement pieces. The owner, Natalie, has incorporated her African heritage into these eccentric products and it just reflects in her feature pieces.

I placed this lamp on the other side of the wall. I initially wanted to place on the opposite wall but like I said before, I wanted to keep a corner for my son's toy storage but the lamp set up was just not working on the opposite wall so I decided to put the table with the feature wall. I did have a Scandinavian lamp base to go with the lamp, but due to some unfortunate circumstances, it broke and had to quickly replace it. So currently, this lamp is doing the job. But how gorgeous does the print look? It is completely different from the theme of my living room and from the looks of it, pineapples are the most featured fruit in most of the homeware items. The quality is amazing and the lamp shade is professionally sealed from the inside to prevent fraying.

However, I do want to change my sofa situation a bit. I wanted fabric ones but since my son was small at that time, I just wanted a use-the-baby-wipe-to-clean-everything fix and we found this sofa set. Not bad for the price, hey!

The sad part is that we might be moving soon so I may be a little tearful saying goodbye to my living room space. But who knows? I might get to have a red-bricked feature wall in my next house!


Bigen Hair Dye Review.

If you are from a South-Asian family, you would have definitely heard of Bigen. And If you haven't, are you even a South-Asian? Bigen has been in our household since I can remember! I have seen my grandparents use it and I have seen my parents use it as well! 

But since then, Bigen has come a long way and it is being used by the younger generation to dye their hair in more vivid shades than just covering their grays. Previously, older generations would just want to cover their grays and dyeing their hair in other shades other than dark brown wasn't really appreciated. And we have come a long way from that. 

Bigen permanent hair powder is ammonia free so that means no hydrogen peroxide will be required and no damage will be done to your hair. It is very gentle to the hair since it has a very low pH level as compared to other dyes. 

It is super easy to use. the pack comes with a powder dye. When mixed with water, it activates and after applying, it gives the richest colour and optimum shine. There are 12 shades ranging from dark auburn to deep burgundy with a variety of brown shades in between and lasts for a good 4 to 6 weeks. 

However, the shade range is what catches my eye the most. There are some AMAZING shades: Oriental Black, Dark Chestnut, Blue Black, Black Brown, Medium Chestnut, Deep Burgundy, Dark Brown, Light Chestnut, Dark Auburn, Rich Medium Brown and Chocolate.

You can purchase Bigen ithe UK from pharmacy's, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Tesco, Amazon, Ebay and your local South-Asian grocery stored.

Advice For First Time Parents, From a First Time Parent


When you are a parent for the first time, you are doing the best you can. You actually don't know what you are doing, but just letting yourself go with the flow is your motto. But there are so many times, right now, nearly four years later, when I think about how I handled everything and what I could have done to make it all easier.

So here is a bit of advice for a first-time mother, from a first-time mother.

1. Listen to everyone's advice.

I was just so stuck up on not taking anyone's advice. EVERY body wanted to give an advice but I just wanted to shut it down so I wouldn't confuse myself. Everyone had a different opinion about parenting and the things that I could do and not do. And I wish I would've listened to it. I am not saying that everyone is going to give you the right advice. They will tell you what worked well for them. And every parent, every baby and every situation is different. Just listen to what they are saying and do what is right for your baby and for yourself. These days, like me, many parents don't want to listen to anybody's advice until they ask for it. But there have been so many instances when my sister had told me 'Just listen to me. And if you feel that it won't work for you, then don't go ahead with it.'

2. Sleep when the baby sleeps.

Oh, my God. EVERY body said the same thing to me. But then what about the dishes? The laundry? The house? The food? The curry isn't going to cook itself and neither is the laundry going to fold itself. But, a newborn baby sleeps for approximately 15-18 hours of their first few weeks of being born. And I was always wasting time and not doing chores and just relaxing when my son slept. But I wish I would've slept when he slept. At least it wouldn't have taken a toll on my frustrations, just letting it out all on my husband. I am not saying that sleep for the 18 hours your baby sleeps but I wish I could've scheduled my chores accordingly. The first nap he took, I could've completed half my chores and with the second nap, I could've slept with him. And that would have saved me a lot of cranky-ness during the sleepless nights when I was overworked and under-slept.

3. Stop comparing.

I had a family friend who would just compare their children's milestones with my child. And I swear it put me under such a lot of stress. I would compare Azlan to every other child not realising that every single child has a different capacity for achieving certain milestones. Glad to say, that the person is not in my life anymore. But if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't compare my child to other's milestones. Every child is different in their own way.

4. Meal prepare in advance. 

This is one advice that I wish I had listened to. As a first time mother, I had no idea what lay ahead of me and I was so chill with everything that when it finally hit me, I literally laughed at myself. When you are a first-time mother, you are not just worried about the workload but your routine just changes in a split second. The time you are supposed to be making dinner, you are either feeding your baby, snoring for dear life or just trying to sort your mental state out. I wish I had prepared a few meals in advance so that on days when I had no energy left to do anything, I could have just popped something out of the freezer and have piping hot soul food on the table to feed my small family.

5. Relax. You are doing fine.

When you become a mother for the first time, you are in a constant battle with yourself thinking if you are raising your child well or doing everything right. You are always in a complete frenzy, checking google every few minutes, reading books, reading labels, joining a gazillion mum groups. I wish I had relaxed a little bit and just gone with the flow. Not worried about every single thing while raising my child.

6. You don't have to feel guilty all the time.

Your priorities change when you become a mother. You put your child first before anything else. There is no denying that. But you're a human before you are a mother. So to keep yourself sane, it is definitely okay to leave your child in the hands of people you absolutely trust and go for a night out or lunch or even just to grab a cup of coffee on your own. I was ALWAYS tiptoeing around the idea of leaving my son in my husbands care and going to the supermarket to get a few things and I always just felt so guilty leaving him and no sooner had I stepped out of the door, I would just come rushing back in and send my husband out to get the work done.

7. Ask for help.

Even though thank the Lord, I have managed everything on my own, there were times that I wish I would've asked for help. I stressed uselessly and endlessly about completing chores so my house would at least look presentable. Coming from Pakistan, where maids picked up everything that you left behind, it was hard completing chores on my own. And I really wish that I could've hired help so that I could feel sane.

8. Make new friends.

Just because you are a mother now, doesn't mean that you only need to have mommy friends. I only looked for people who were either going to be parents or were already mothers. The constant chatter that revolved around kids and families just wore me out so much. And I have taken up this advice now. Every now and then, I meet my friends who aren't parents and it is so refreshing to talk about anything and everything besides parenting.

9. Pamper yourself.

If you had met me three years back, you would've seen me in a night suit with hair going berserk and skin acting up with no sense of looking good just for the sake of it. Going back, I wish I had taken the time out to pamper myself. To treat myself to good clothes, to get an occasional pedicure or get my nails done. It is very important to feel good when you are a parent. And how are you going to feel good when you don't look good?

10. Create a bond with your other half.

We were both first-time parents who had absolutely NO idea what was happening. We were just trying to do things on our own, trying to wind each other up unintentionally. And with breastfeeding, sleepless nights and doing everything on my own came another wave of emotions that lead to fighting all the time. Now, I wish, we had talked more and opened up about our feelings and helped each other with everything.

Having said all this, when I plan another child, I am making sure that I don't make myself suffer like the first time round and follow up on these steps so that I don't stress my husband and myself to the point that the negative energy surrounds my family. We all are trying to become parents that have kids who are happy.Trying to become parents that create a happy and a healthy family atmosphere and making sure that nothing negative takes a toll on our children.


Saving & Budgeting As A Stay-At-Home Parent.

Money has always been a very very touchy subject in many households. Whether to save or to spend? Or whether to save to spend, it has always been an issue.

When I was in Pakistan, living the single life, it was so much easier to earn money and then save. there were no major protocols to be carried out before you started earning. Here, in the UK, every little thing has to be taxed and before you start earning, there is a major protocol to be carried out. Which kind of takes the fun out of earning money, you see?

So, coming back to the married life and being a stay- at- home parent, depression kind of hit me hard. I had no savings, no disposable income to call my own that I can blow off without any care in the world. My husband is the sole earner of the house and pays the bills and other shenanigans ( I mustn't say that but it's a fun word). Which means I can not spend money like a 19 year old, thinking I own the sodding world. And add a child to that, I spend more on baby clothes than on myself! 

So how do I end up saving money as a stay-at-home parent? These are the very few tips (in no order) that I have applied heavily in my life and routine and mom, if you are reading, you should be proud: I have managed to save a bit (which I tend to actually spend on pointless things, but oh, the joy of retail therapy). 

1. SELL SELL SELL.

We live in the world of internet and online shopping. You might think that by 2017 we should've been able to download the clothes and makeup but no. Anyway. If you are on Facebook,  there are quite a few hundred buying and selling groups. I have joined at least 50. If you have clothes, shoes, accessories in mint condition, then go ahead and sell them off. I have sold clothes that have been worn only for like an hour or maybe a day for occasions and I knew that I wouldn't be able to wear them again, so I've put them up on these selling sites and made quite a bit of money. If you have baby toys, put a job lot advert and sell them off. It's easy money. 

2. Loose change goes in a money counter jar.

I have this habit of putting loose change in a jar. I actually have two jars. One labeled charity and one labeled as saving. Putting loose change in a charity jar is a habit that I have learned from my mother. And I think it will be something that I see myself doing for the rest of my life. 
I have gone ahead and bought a coin counter jar from eBay and I swear it has made my life so so much easier. I know how much I am saving and how much I actually need to put in loose change in the jar. So if ever, I am feeling kind of disappointed with the savings in the jar, I literally rummage the entire house and put in whatever loose change I find. 

3. You saved £3.50 today receipt.

This little gem of a saving technique was found on a small lifestyle group that I belong to on Facebook. So every time you go shopping and when you exit the counter, you are always handed a small receipt that tells you how much you saved with your shopping (even with multi-buy savings). So whatever amount I have saved that day, whether it is just a few pennies or rupees, I make sure that I transfer that amount to my saving account or to my coin counter jar. So, for example, I saved £2.50 today with my weekly groceries, I put in the change in the coin counter jar. It has saved me quite a lot of money with this. I won't say hundreds but yes, a few pounds at least.

4. Saving committees.

Many of my Pakistani readers can relate to this. One of the BESTEST way to save money is creating a committee group. A few friends/relatives come together and transfer a set amount of money to a person(changes every month). So for example, I have a group of 11 friends. And we have decided to save up to £100 every month. So each month, we all transfer £100 to a friend (their saving). I usually choose the transfer at the end of the year so that I won't have the urge to spend all the money at once. So each month, a person from the group gets £1100 to spend or to save.

5. Impulsive shopping.

Now, don't worry, I am not going to ask to you completely stop spending money. Stay-at-home mothers usually find sanity in buying products. I know I do. Whether it is a new top, new makeup, even new crockery, we find pleasure in shopping. Because at the end of the day, with handling a family, chores, fighting post-natal depression, the small things that perk us up are packages being delivered to us and for us. But if you find something online, that you think you ought to have it immediately, put it in your shopping cart and finish doing your chores or whatever it is that you were doing previously and come back a couple of hours later to that shopping cart and see if you still want that item. You probably wouldn't. 
Also, when you go out for your weekly grocery shopping, make sure you go after having a meal. That way, you won't be tempted to buy things that you don't need (cough, junk food, cough). 
But girrrl, you gotta get that Starbucks frappe to cheer you up.

6. Cash-back websites.

If you shop online as much as I do, cash back websites are your best friends. These websites offer you a certain percentage of cash back from your online shopping. The percentage actually depends on the brand/store that you are shopping from and you get the cash back pretty much immediately in your account. I usually like to leave it in there for a couple of months before I withdraw it to my bank account. These are amazing for saving money. I have saved at least £300 with Top cash back.

7. Budgeting.

As boring as it sounds, it is probably the most easiest way to save money. With whatever money you get at the beginning of the month (my husband transfers a specific amount of money every month into my bank account for myself only) budget your money accordingly. If you think you need beauty products that particular month, jot down the products with their prices and take that money out. And then carry on with all the other things that you need to do or buy. This way, you will see what you spend on and you don't find necessary to spend on. It will save you quite a lot of money and impulsive decisions. 

8. Find a hobby that pays. 

Seriously. If you think you cook amazing food, you can start with charged catering for your family and friends. If you think that you write well, there are a lot of freelance websites that pay. Even though it's something very very small but hey, you're earning. 
If you think your second language is really good, you can start giving out summer tuitions. There are so many things that you can start doing from home. Crocheting, book keeping, cleaning jobs, ironing (pays immensely well) and so much more. If you find something that pays well, you can always start saving up for something big, like your own car, maybe a house, a holiday or anything branded that you have been eyeing. 

9. Frugal living. 

This is an idea that may or may not be feasible for a lot of people but I have seen so much change in my monthly grocery budget with frugal living. By no means am I implying that I am a master of this technique, but frugal living has made saving a bit easier. When you are grocery shopping, look for products that do the same job but at a lower price. for example, I find that the stores own products work the same way a big brand would in a fraction of a price. buying goods in bigger packs are also feasible since they save you the cost of per product. Couponing, not wasting food (leftovers), not buying expensive chocolate every month or maybe instead of buying expensive clothes, look for less expensive versions in other stores. And instead of buying cleaning products that do the same job as products you might find in the kitchen and DIY them, it might help you save a bit of money. Again, this might not float with a lot of people so you can always scratch that. 

Saving money isn't has hard and over bearing as a lot of people think it is. Look for bigger things to save for. Things that you think have a future investment and you won't blow all the saving on but by no means am I implying that you cant save to have little luxuries in your life. It is always nice to save for a pair of shoes that you have been eyeing, or maybe a dress that you think would look good on you. 

Always remember, if your family sees you saving money for the good things in life, they might incorporate in their own daily habits as well. And that is a good thing, right? Money might come and go, but good habits will always remain. 

Review - Love me beauty box.

I always tend to review beauty boxes near to the end of the month so that a lot of people can make their choices wisely. And even though, they cost between £12-15 for most boxes, a lot of people don't really want to spend that kind of money on a box that won't give them much.

Love me beauty box is another subscription box that has been making the rounds on social media and especially Instagram and definitely for all the right reasons. And you won't find just lots of samples in this box like many other subscription boxes (*cough* GlossyBox *cough*). This box features some really good brands and even if they add samples, they aren't just really small that you'd rather stash it in the drawer than use it.

So why this July box is a little different from the rest? Let's have a look.

1. Rodial Dragon Blood Eye Mask.

This is no joke. A LOT of celebrities have endorsed this eye mask and they swear by it! And how fancy is the name? Dragons Blood. There are a few brands that do Dragons Blood products and I love how they lift and firm your skin. The mask is supposed to lift, firm and reduce dark circles to an extent in just one go, so hallelujah! Retails for £6.

2. Nails Inc Gel Effect in Seven Dials.

I am not a fan of bright vivid nail colours. Heck, I am not even a nail colour person. But if you put in a Nails Inc brand in one of the boxes, I am sold.  Retails for £10.50

3. Nip and Fab glycolic gel pads.

If you have been following me, you know that I am a loyal consumer of the Nip and Fab range. Whether it is makeup or skin care, I am there. These come in a small sample size container, that contains about 5 pads. Glycolic is supposed to help you reduce texture on the skin, reduce blemishes and help give a glow to the skin. Sample size retails for £1.50

4. Eco Tools blending sponges duo.

Okay, now now. There has been quite a rage about Eco Tools blending sponges that are better than the Beauty Blender. For me, no one has come close to the original beauty blenders but who says that you have to compare, right? BUT, Damn Gina! These blending sponges are bomb AF!! Retails for £10.

5. Eco Tools Eye Enhancing brushes.

If you haven't previously used Eco tools brushes for blending, where ya at, mate? There are four brushes on 2 handles so you are getting way more for what you pay. And the bristles, OH MY GOD. Softest thing ever. Retails for £6.99

The box retails for: £13.95 INCLUDING subscription.
The total value of the box: £35!

Plus, it is not that you are getting products that no one has ever heard of. You are getting products that are well known in the makeup and beauty world. Plus you get this super mega cute makeup pouch, which by the way will be traveling with me next month. You can buy this beauty box here at Love Me Beauty.