Wednesday, 24 August 2016

My Mini Terrarium - Sass & Belle*

I’ve had a large terrarium for a few months now which I put 3 small cactai inside. They have been doing really well so when I was offered the chance to receive another terrarium from Sass & Belle I couldn’t wait to go and buy more cactus supplies!

The first thing I did was to add some stones at the bottom of the glass, this helps with drainage so that the cactus doesn’t sit in water. I then added a layer of cactus compost.

Carefully I then took my cactus out of the pot it came in and repotted it into the soil inside the terrarium. I chose a cactus with yellow flowers so that it matches the décor of my living room, however I realised the flowers were glued on and were not real! I still think it looks lovely.

The terrarium arrived safely packaged with lots of bubble wrap and in a nice sized box with fragile tape holding it together. The glass feels sturdy and the terrarium feels of good quality. I am really impressed and I love the size of it. You can of course also put a candle in the terrarium or some fairy lights would also look pretty.

Sass & Belle have been kind enough to offer my readers and followers a discount of 15% when you spend over £20 online with code: christie so you can get your very own terrarium (expires 31/08/16 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer).

Do you like what I have made? Would you consider creating your own terrarium?

*I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

My Little Box - Friends Edition August 2016

This box marks the last ‘My Little Box’ from Kim at Romanovs Views for my birthday gift and the theme couldn’t have been more perfect or ideal. This month’s theme was ‘friendship’ – how apt! Once again this was a fantastic box with lots of goodies – onto the review!

Firstly I received this nail kit which retails at £7.50. I love the summery fun design of the case which also fits in with other items in the box. This handy handbag sized kit is ideal for short trips away and contains clippers, cuticle tools and nail files. I think it’s a very practical item to have in this month’s box and the magazine even shares top tips on how to do your friends nails if you want to make use of the kit with your besties. 

Wow your photos with this clip on fish eye lens for smartphones by Printic. It comes handy with an adorable mini drawstring bag to keep it protected wherever you go. Retailing at just £12, this is a must have accessory for any keen photographers. I have previously bought James one of these so I knew how it worked and had some fun playing with this. I am looking forward to trying out a few selfies but in the meantime it’s great for taking ‘before’ photos of my house as I can fit the whole room in one shot.

I love this Batiste Stylish Hold Me Hairspray which costs just £4.49 for the full sized version. It actually smells really pleasant for a hair spray and is the perfect size for my handbag. This leaves your hair soft to the touch and not crispy. It also brushes out so if you want to change your hairstyle from day to night.

This Kadalys Hydramuse comforting cream is super moisturising and hydrates all day and night long. Apply before bed and in the morning. The cream has 100% natural fragrance composed of ylang ylang, jasmine and Tahitian gardenia. This retails at £33.50 and I really enjoy using this under my makeup in the morning. It sinks into the skin well and I love that we received a full sized version of the cream to really trial it out.

The My Little Beauty item this month was this lovely Summer Lips Lipstick RRP £12. This lipstick contains an SPF 15 so is great for the summer and adding a subtle colour change to your lips. The colour is not long lasting but it is hydrating and still protects your lips from harmful rays. The lipstick doesn't really have a taste but is pleasant and I love sweeping this over my lips in the morning just to give them a bit of colour and hydration.

We also received a little bonus item of the Propercorn Sweet and Salty which costs £1 for 30g. The sweet and salty combination come together nicely and is the perfect guilt free snack to share with your bestie. Especially as Kim likes salty and I prefer sweet, although I’m not sure I’d want to share as they are too yummy! 

I love this box so much that I have decided to keep up with the subscription. I love that each month has a different theme and that the products in the box go so well with it. I also love that every box I have received has contained products that I will actually make use of. There hasn’t been a single item where I have used it then discarded it and I have already gone on to repurchase some of the items too. I look forward to receiving future boxes and reviewing them for you over on my blog here!

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