Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Sun, Sea & Sand July 2014 Birch Box (Uk)

I've been receiving the Birch Box for the last few months and I love it! I've previously tried other beauty boxes but Birch Box trumps the lot! The products I have received each month have been perfect for me with lots of brands i already know but also lots of new ones too! 

Each month I have received five products and lots of full size ones too! Even the samples that aren't full size are a generous size so that you have enough to last and try the product properly. You also receive a lifestyle extra (previously these have been keyrings/popcorn/chocolate etc.) 

Each month the products come in a lovely (and reusable) box. Along with a great (also reusable!) draw string bag! The theme is different each month and you get lots of info about the products, how to use them and lots of tips and hacks. 

This months box theme is Sun, Sea & Sand. All the products I received are perfect for the summer time whether your inside or out! 

Here are the samples I received;

• Whish - Three whishes lavender body butter 
• Balance me - Wonder eye cream
• Laqa & Co - Sheer lip lube pencil (in Menatour) 
• Benefit - The Porefessional 
• Models own - Nail polish (rocket) 

Lifestyle extra;
• Filosofille - 4 sided nail buffer. 

I adore the Laqa & Co sheer lip lube! At first I wasn't keen on the deep purple colour but it has grown on me and I love it! It makes my lips super nourished and soft! 

I have a few nail polishes from Models own and I am familiar with this brand so getting another one to add to my collection was great! Who doesn't love glitter! 

The Whish lavender body butter not only smells LUSH but it has made my skin super soft and summer ready! This would be great as an alternative to after sun. 

I've yet to try the other samples but I shall blog the results when I have! You can sign up to Birch Box at for £10 a month (plus delivery) You can pay monthly, 6 monthly or yearly and you also earn points along the way to spend in the online shop! You can also give a gift subscription which I did for my Mums 50th Birthday and she loved it! 

Join in on twitter and Instagram with #birchboxuk. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hedgehog helpers!

Today on the way home from picking the children up my little guy spotted this cutie in the park. 

He was absolutely tiny! And all on his lonesome! He was right on the main footpath where there is a lot of footfall, dogs and even vans from the caretakers of the park. Of course we couldn't leave the little guy all alone so we decided to try and help him to safety. 

Close to where we found him is a private garden with a large gate which we thought he must of scuttled under. So we decided this would be the best place to move him to. Hedgehogs can carry fleas so you should avoid picking them up without protection. We managed to pursuade him to safety with some apple! Hopefully the little guy will be ok as I've just read that if you see one out in the daytime you should take them somewhere safe and release them when they are strong enough. So fingers crossed he found his way home! 

Anyway I thought that I would share some Hedgehog facts with you all! (Yes, when I got home I was all worried so i researched a bit!) 

1. Hedgehogs are good at running, climbing and even swimming! 
2. Their nests of made of mosses, grass, leaves and other garden debris.
3. Nests can be found at bases of hedges, brambles, bushes, garden sheds and piles of rubbish! 
4. You can help feed hedgehogs by leaving out food for them. They particularly like cat or dog food but other suitable foods include cake, biscuits, pastry, fresh and dried fruits and cooked veg. 
5. A baby hedgehog is called a Hogglet! 
6. It is thought that over the last 50 years around 95% of our hedgehogs have died/been killed on our roads etc. 

You can find more information on Hedgehogs here including how to create homes for them in your garden!