September Degusta Box

I have tried a few beauty subscription boxes and one snack subscription box but nothing like Degusta Box! Degusta Box is a monthly food subscription box in which you will receive between 9 to 14 items, many of which are new. Unlike other subscription boxes the Degusta website makes the subscription process and days when the money will be taken from your account very simple and easy - before you subscribe. The best is only £12.99 per month which is incredible value for money in my opinion considering the size and amount of items in the box! 

Here is what I received in my *September Degusta Box (£12.99, including postage): Pick Up Biscuits (x2), Little Miracles Organic Energy Drinks (x2), Carnation Cook With It Cream (x2), Burts Lentil Waves (x3),  Crabbies Zesty Lemon (alcoholic), Zeo Citrus Drink, Jordans Crunchy Baked Oats Granola and the La Vieja Fabrica Marmalade. 

I have already finished the Burts salted and sour cream and chive lentil waves - they are so delicious and moreish! The Little Miracles green tea drink is also gorgeous, I can't wait to try the lemongrass tea version. Breakfast for me is usually noodles or pasta (unusual I know) but I have been loving the Jordans granola instead, it is filling and far healthier than creamy pasta! I personally don't like marmalade or jam so my mum has the La Vieja Fabrica Marmalade and she said it was delicious. 

Overall, I am so impressed with Degusta Box, I didn't expect to receive so many items in my box and such as great range. Also a lot of the items were quite healthy such as the tea drinks, granola and lentil waves all of which I LOVE! I would definitely recommend Degusta Box based on my experience and I think it would make a great gift for students or foodies! 

Have you tried Degusta Box? 

Halloween Tutorial: Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is a famous comic book/film character and last year it was really popular! There are quite a few interpretations of the look but I based mine on the poison ivy look created by the amazing makeup artist and youtuber Julia Graf who has some amazing halloween video tutorials! My look is quite basic and simple as I don't think most people will spend a long time creating a halloween look, it is not a massive holiday/occasion in the UK as it is in America, for example, so my look is a quicker/easier poison ivy look.

Products used: 

Barry M White Creme Foundation 
*Colorsport Black Rapid Lash-Gro Liner 
Makeup Revolution Awesome Eyeshadow Collection 
Real Techniques Core Collection/Starter Set
*Clinique Eyeshadow Quad (On Safari) 
*Essence Big Bright Eyes Jumbo Pencil (01 Highlight It Nude)
Yves Rocher Sexy Plump Mascara
Mac Foundation Sponge

To start the look I used the Barry M white foundation all over with a damp foundation sponge, I find a damp sponge applies the foundation better as it can be very caky and drying. I then started using the massive and amazing Makeup Revolution palette as it has quite a lot of green shades in it. Using the dark greens first I contoured heavily and brought the same darker shades onto the temples and jawline. I then blended with a medium green shade from the same palette around the edges of the darker green on the face so the look wasn't flat or monotone. 

To add a glow and highlight to the face and eyes, I used the lightest green and cream shades from the Clinique Quad to the high points of the cheeks, inner corner and brow bone. I then used a matte dark green shadow and an angled brush to create a couple of 'vines' on the face and then drew small ivy leaves along the vine and filled them in with a medium shimmery green shade. To make the vine look more tonal, I added a deeper green to one side of the vines and a lighter shimmery green to the opposite side. 

Now onto the eyes, I used all of the same shades that I used on the face, with a darker green in the outer corner (outer V of the eyes) in a slight winged out shape and a medium green in the centre of the eye and a light shimmery cream/light green in the inner corner to highlight. Finish with a matte black liquid liner and create a wing to follow the shape of the eyeshadow. Fill in the brows with a dark matte green. For the last step on the eyes, I used the pretty Essence eye brightened in my lower waterline. 

Finally the lips, I didn't have the gorgeous green lipstick from the new Makeup Revolution Atomic collection when I created this look so I applied a small amount of the Rodial Super Food Glam Balm to the back of my hand and scraped off a small amount of green eyeshadow again from the large Makeup Revolution palette and mixed together to create a green lip colour! I dusted a small amount of the lightest green from the Clinique Quad to the centre of the lips to create a ombre look - I love the way it turned out! 

What do you think of my poison ivy look? Will you be creating a poison ivy look for halloween?

Halloween Tutorial: Corpse Bride

I'm onto my fourth halloween look so far, I think this might be my second to last one! This look is inspired by the Tim Burton movie 'corpse bride', I adore Tim Burton films, I don't know why I haven't tried to create a Tim Burton character look before! This look was surprisingly quick and easy to create!

Products used: 

Barry M White Foundation 
FCUK Christmas Palette 
Essence Lipstick (12 Blush My Lips)
Essence Liquid Ink (Black, Waterproof)
Yves Rocher Sexy Plump Mascara
Mac Foundation Sponge 
*Makeup Revoltion Give Them Nightmares Salvation Palette
Real Techniques Starter Set 

Check out pinterest for inspiration photos, I tried to create a look closest to the film character. I started by mixing a crumbled blue eyeshadow from a FCUK palette with the Barry M white foundation to make a blue foundation! I then used a darker blue shade from the Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Salvation Palette on a large eyeshadow brush to contour my cheeks, jaw, nose and along my forehead/temples. I then deepened the navy shade in the inner corner of my eyes and up to my brows. Make the brows and brow bone as dark as possible but keep it navy/blue not black. Blended a combination of a medium blue and navy under the eyes, the outer corners and lower lip. Using a blue shadow as a guide I drew on thin quirky brows then filled in lightly with the a black liquid liner. 

Using the same liquid liner I drew on big lower lashes and two holes/cracks on my face, like the film character. I then applied mascara and then a bright pink matte lip. Finish off the face with a mix of different shades of blue around the edges of the face and eyes as the character is supposed to be dead so the skin would be different shades. Also to stop the skin looking flat, I used a creamy shimmery shade as a cheekbone and cupids bow highlight. 

What do you think of my corpse bride look? Are you dressing up as a Tim Burton character for halloween? 

*Check out my first halloween look of 2014 as the post contains a little international giveaway, here*

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