Destination: Disappointment (Birchbox)

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IMG_0446Hmm, this is not a post I ever expected to write. I heard about Birchbox last year some time but I forgot about it until about a week ago my Bloglovin’ feed BLEW UP with people raving about the February box, so I thought you know what, I love finding new products and brands so I’m gonna try it! This was Tuesday and it arrived today, so a fairly quick delivery. However, it was dropped off by a couple in a clapped out Ford and the seal was broken with a piece of Sellotape over the top.. I opened the box and it was the official box, despite initial worries! I opened up the box and I was first wowed by the classy box and the practical drawstring bag, but the actual products I couldn’t help but think *meh* I was never expecting full-sized products but seriously?! The samples were tiny.

Overall, I feel like I didn’t get my moneys worth out of it, but hey ho, it could just be February’s box that isn’t Wowing me, so who knows March’s may blow me away! One thing I do have to mention are the little cards with tips on one side and quotes on the other which I do like and two of them have taken place above Johnny Depp on my cork-board in my bedroom! I’m not giving up on it yet! On the flip side, something or someone I am LOVING at the moment is Blogilates! Yeah, Cassey Ho is my god right now, she says ‘Jump’ I say ‘How high?’ well actually, I’m more ‘No. my muscles, don’t make me do that’ but I know it will be worth it in the end when I’m on a Turkish beach in August!

What are your views on Birchbox?

Amy x

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This week.. I went Shopping

Today has been fairly quiet, but I have tried out my new make up, that I mentioned in my most recent post here and I thought I would share it with you all 🙂

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photo 1 (5)I apologise for the glazed look in my eyes that makes it look like I don’t have two brain cells to rub together, it’s just how my face photographs 😦 But I am wearing the eyeshadow and brown eyeliner that I mentioned in my last post and I am actually really impressed by it! The pink shade which I applied to my lids really made the green in my eyes come out. even my 13 year old sister commented on them and said they look ‘golden’ so a definite win for me! On my lips I have Revlon’s Colourburst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon and I kept the rest of face fairly simple!!

As for the week it was fairly quiet with college and work! Me and Tom didn’t do anything for Valentines day as we were both working all night, but we’ve had a nice quiet weekend. As for the rest of the evening I plan on watching the BAFTAs whilst Tom draws laying on the floor as he’s pulled his hamstring and it’s the only way he can get comfy 😦

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Hows your week been?

Amy x

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A Bit Of Quality Time

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You know when you see someone nearly every single day, but you don’t really SEE them? Well, I realised that is exactly what me and my boyfriend have slipped into in January. We see each other everyday, yet at the end of the day I miss him as much as I would if he wasn’t there. We have got into the habit of going to bed at different times, I have to be up at half 7 in the morning, so I go to bed and he works nights, so even on his days off by the time he’s tired I’m already fast asleep, which means that we hardly get to see each other as it is and the time that we are with each other, he’ll be on the Xbox and I’ll be playing the Sims or Zoo Tycoon on my laptop (Don’t judge me, I’ve been playing them both since I was 11, it’s not an addiction, I promise). But we’ve decided this month to change that and already, it’s so much better.

The flat is a 20 minute walk to Norwich city centre which is full to the brim with cute little pubs and cafes, yet we’ve always neglected them for Starbucks and McDonald’s and used the excuse that it’s convenient – there is a Starbucks in my college and I have to go to McDonald’s to work). And the first placed we visited was 7 Surrey Street, which I recommend to anyone living in the Norwich area, it is opposite Aviva near the bus station. Now, I am about to say something that I wouldn’t say on a whim –

7 Surrey Street has the best Coffee I have ever had.

Yeah. Take it in. But in all serious-ness we bought our monthly magazines and we sat and had coffee and just enjoyed each others company. Which was good seeing as we had no other company, seriously the city was dead.  The picture on the left is in the cafe (we were sitting by the window) and the other is in the middle of Chapelfield Shopping Centre whilst waiting for the other half to get out of Sportsdirect!

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Where are your favourite places to grab a cup of coffee?

Amy x