Monthly Archives: July 2016

Glossybox July 2016

So it is that time of the month again.. 😊

Coming home from a long day at work to this cheeky little box was great. I am truly impressed by the products this month and FINALLY 5 full-size products. Yes! you’ve read that right– FULL-size products. So let’s see the products.

I love all of these products so it’s hard for me to put them in any kind of order. Well, here it goes.

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The first thing that caught my eye was this little Hairon de-tangling brush. First I thought it was a little small, but then again I have short hair so it shouldn’t really matter for me. My current brush is a tangle teezer as well but it has a handle like a normal hair brush. However saying that I have been loving this little blue magic. It fits great in my make-up bag, therefore I always have one with me for windy days. Priced at £6.99

We also received a hot pink black canvas cosmetics f20 face brush. As you may already know I am not the greatest fan of pink but when it comes to beauty products i really don’t mind. Now let me tell you I am extremely excited to try this brush to apply my foundation as the bristles are just super soft and they look to be a great quality. This is priced at £12.56 which is quite pricey for a single brush but it was technically free for us.

Another beauty product in this months box was the Icona Milano mascara. Now I am certainly well off when it comes to mascara these days. I literally have about 6 on the go. Gotta love a bit of variety don’t we girls and boys. 🙂 It is not as good as my maybelline lash perfection, but it will be great for the lower lashes. It is currently priced at $19 USD about £15.

Next up is another Hawaiian Tropic product- I loved the tan oil in the May Glossybox, therefore I was excited to see what we have received. This month we got the island berry lip gloss– now I absolutely love this. It has enough pigment to use on a daily basis but it is not too intense for work or for just some light lip tint. I use this regularly and the SPF 25 helps in this heat as having dry and chapped lips are awful in the summer (and anytime in the year really). It is priced at £6.00 which is definitely worth it.

ALst, but not least we received the Utan & tone face moisturiser. This is an overnight face tan basically, which is not something that I have tried before. To tell you the truth I have not tried this yet on my face but I have swatched it on my wrist one night and it did come out quite evenly as well as quite dark I think. I will try it out one day when I apply my usual moisturising tan all over. I don’t want to walk around with a tanned head and a white neck and body. However it is too hot for my skin, therefore I have to wait until my allergy clears up. This little tube is priced at £12.50- which is really expensive in my opinion, but if it works then it is something I will consider purchasing it, as when I do decide to tan my face I want to look like ‘just came home from my holidays’ rather than an umpa lumpa.

That’s it for this month and I must say I am truly impressed with Glossybox. I will use every single product and I am sure I will love them all as much as I loved them at first glance.

Let me know if you are a Glossy- wat did you think of this month’s goodies.

Until next time,


Fil x

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Lovely Saturday lunch with the parents

Hi guys!

So today I had such a lovely afternoon with my parents! Unfortunately, because we live in different countries we don’t see each other as much as we would like to. I know that some of you may live even further apart from your parents and you must understand that having full-time jobs and other commitments it is very hard to find some time off to travel and see them.

They were on their way back to Ireland from their annual holiday and they stopped off in Manchester for some quality family bonding :). And of course to unload all the Hungarian goodies that they have gotten me and J. I have great memories of my childhood in Hungary and quite a lot of them come to alive when I eat some fantastic Hungarian food. So this week (month) I am in for a treat as Mum and Dad have yet to disappoint me with their great goodie choices. The goodie bag includes some plain and spicy kolbasz (smoked sausage), soup, paprika, pasta, pate, piros arany and of course some pilota biscuits. I have already eaten a few of those bad boys with my morning cuppa. WIN all around. These may not be to everyone’s taste but I absolutely love all of them and I am grateful that my parents brought me some.

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So after I have packed away my goodies we decided to go for a meal, and what better place than Revs de Cuba. My heart will alway love this place deep down and it is nice to pop in from time to time. Our food was amazing, this place is yet to disappoint me to be fair. J is a good chef and his team has done extremely well.again. 🙂

I went for my all-time favourite, a burrito – and this time, I picked a pulled pork one. If you are unsure what a burrito is, it is a large tortilla wrap, in this case, filled with a pineapple glazed pulled pork, red and yellow peppers, refried beans, guacamole, soured cream and some rice. I absolutely love this – maybe because it is a carb overload. Cannot say no to some carbs 🙂 and of course soured cream- YUMM. Daddy had the – Cubano sandwich which has pickles, mustard, pork, ham and cheese in Cuban style baguette with some fries. Mum went for the lime and chilli salmon steak which was served with some giant couscous and roasted veggies. Oh let me tell you all of the meals were prepared to perfection and we loved it. AND of course we could not resist a cheeky Churros cheesecake at the end, with some fresh strawberries and in-house made rum caramel sauce.

We all had a fantastic time and as I have said earlier this place is yet to disappoint me.

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If you live in the UK I recommend going down to one of the bars near you to try their food, their cocktails and to experience Cuban style dining – oh and there is always live music in the bars.

Overall I had a lovely few hours with the parents and I cannot wait to see them again. They have gone home now and I need to catch up on some well-earned ‘beauty’ sleep before I head to the gym with J later.

Have a lovely weekend!


Fil x


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