February 2017 BirchBox UnBoxing

BirchBox’s are my favourite thing. Some months they’re brilliant and other months they aren’t as good, but February 2017 has smashed it. I’m so excited to share with you guys what fun and exciting products I got this month. Let’s jump straight into it! 

For those who don’t know what BirchBox is, well it’s a monthly beauty subscription that deliver your box to you. It has 5 products each month whether it’s makeup, hair or skincare. Normally you receive 1 full sized products and then 4 small samples or depending on the occasion you may find more than 1 full sized product which is fortunate! 

This months is a good one and I’ve been so excited to share with you guys what I got. Firstly, the most exciting part of this box is the Sprectrum Collections Marbeleoud C06 Tulip Eye Contour Brush which retails for £5.99 and obviously this is a full sized products. I’ve been wanting to try some of the Spectrum brushes but I’ve always been nervous as some of them are really expensive. However, after having this brush I can definitely say I’ll be purchasing more. It’s so soft it’s unbelievable and the fluffy brush will be perfect for blending eyeshadow. 

Next fits perfectly with the brush, it’s the Pop Bright Up Your Life Eyeshadow Trio in Champagne Mocha. The three colours are gorgeous and this is probably going to be ideal for those who are starting fresh with makeup. So very excited to try this product. The full size of these shadows retails at £15.50. 


For hair care I was given the Beaver Professional Daily Moisture Conditioning Spray which retails at £21 for a full sized bottle. If I’m honest, generally I like to use minimal products on my hair as I find that it becomes greasy if I use too many. However, I do have quite frazzled tips so I’m exicted to try this product out and see if it makes any difference the condition of my tips. It does say to use this on damp hair and as I only was my hair a few times a week I’m assuming it won’t make my hair greasy. So we’ll just see! 


Next I got the Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel which retails at £5.69 full size. This is specially designed to target acne to heal without drying out the skin. I do have acne prone skin so I was extremely happy about receiving this! It’s always nice to try new products which may help my troubled skin. This is also full of hydulronic acid which is great to moisturise dehydrated skin. 

Finally, the last and full size product is the keeome Hydration Mask Therapy which retails at £29 for 6 masks, usually they’re £66 which is so expensive. I’m really hoping i dislike this mask simply because I’ll probably have to sell a limb just to afford them! However, it says that this helps to revitalise the skin in 25 minutes. At the moment my skin is so dry and I’m hoping this will help just to make it feel more alive again. 

I’m so pleased with this months box! I love receiving these every month. Let me know what you got. 

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Spring Nail Colours

I recently became a Peach Princess with the brand SuperPeach, and having had a browse on their site, I ordered a few new Spring nail colours in preparation for the upcoming season and I thought I would tell you guys what I bought and what they look like on the nails. When I think of Spring, I always think of pastel colours and also lots of pinks and blues.

So, whilst looking, I found a pastel blue shade called Bikini So Teeny and it’s currently on sale for £5 from £7. As you can see from the image below, the shade is gorgeous. It’s such a Spring shade and even Summer! It will definitely look lovely on so many skin tones. I wore this colour for a week and I must say that the formula of this nail varnish is outstanding, they barely chipped so I’m very pleased!

The next nail varnish is another Essie shade called Mademoiselleand is a very delicate pink shade. It’s really super pale and light which I personally love to wear when I’m not wanting something more strong and something to stand out. It really makes your nails look cleaner and healthier which is always a plus for those of us who have weak nails. Again, the quality is fantastic and this is definitely my ideal spring and summer nail colour. It’s also on sale at the moment for £5 from £7. Again, the quality is fantastic and this definitely my ideal Spring and Summer nail colour. It’s also on sale at the moment for £5 from £7. 


Another nail varnish that I bought from Super Peach is so fun for the Spring is the O.P.I nail lacquer in Getting a Tangerine. This is on sale for £9 from £12 and it’s incredible – so bright and fun. I’ll admit that it may not go with every outfit but I really enjoy matching this with a pair of light skinny jeans, white top and dolly shoes. I am so pleased with the quality of this nail varnish too. It’s so long wearing and doesn’t chip regardless of how many times you get your hands wet or go along with your normal daily life. 


The final shade is the Barry M quick drying nail varnish called In A Heart Beat. I bought this one from Superdrug a little while ago and I think I have purchased this at least 3 times in the past few years. It’s brighter than Mademoiselle and a little more out there than the others but still a perfect and fun colour for the Spring time. 

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I like to top my nail varnish using a clear nail polish to allow the colour to look brighter and glossy. My favourite is the Avon Nailwear Pro clear varnish.

If you’re interested in any of these Spring shades, head over the SuperPeach to purchase the Essie and O.P.I nail varnishes. I even have a discount code for you guys ‘BETHANDAVIESBLOG20’ this does expire so be sure to use it by the 1st March 2017!.

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

My newest book review is here and it’s a good one! This week it is on Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I bloody love this book, it’s so creative and imaginative and ideal for children. It’s incredibly written and so fun! I totally recommend to everybody. Literally anybody, regardless of what genre you usually go for this is so suitable for everybody as it has a little bit of different genres from romance to thriller and mystery.

Jacob Portman had been listening to his grandfather’s stories his whole life, stories about a group of peculiar children whom he lives within a children’s home in Wales. As he grew older he realised that these were in fact just stories and those of which he doubts until he visits his dying grandfather and witnesses a creature that only he could see. Grandfather Abraham would describe simply as a monster. He and his father spend 3 weeks in Wales in hopes to learn more about his beloved grandfather and instead learn more than he could ever have imagined.

I think this book is incredible. I’ve not come across a review that says otherwise yet. It’s so fun to read and it makes you remember all those imaginative stories you come across as a kid. The book has old pictures of these peculiar children and I love that you get to see what these children would have actually looked like. However, it’s so frustrating that they’re in the middle of chapters throughout the book. Don’t get me wrong I love the images I just wish there was more of a structure to it as I found that I would get distracted by the images when reading a chapter.

This book is fantastic and has made me so excited to read the second and third instalments! Let me know if you liked or disliked it and check out my social media.

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Date Night Makeup Look

Valentine’s Day is approaching and we all want to look out best for our significant other. So, get your best dress out and your favourite lipstick and away we go! I really enjoy the basic, natural eye look with a red lip. Keep reading to find out how I achieve this look!

I always start my makeup off with clean, moisturised base. I then go in with the Benefit Porefessional Matte Rescue primer and massage it into my t-zone, since this is where I have the most issue trying to keep foundations to sit. After it’s settled I used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation and buff it in with a dense brush. Taking the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in light I used my Real Techniques sponge and made sure everything looks seamless, ensuring that I bring it down my neck.  I then set my base using the Revlon Photoready powder to make sure it stays put throughout the whole night and making sure I especially pack it on under my eyes and nose area. I used the Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe collection to add a light bronzer from the Gingerbread Cookie palette and blusher from the Peppermint Mocha palette (pictures below) and then highlighted my cheek bones, bridge of my nose and cupids bow with The Balm Mary Lou Manizer



For the eyes I want to keep them simple and classy, with a strong eyeliner and light crease colour. Using the Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe collection again, from the Eggnog Latte palette I started with using the ‘Frosty Nog’ shade all over my lid and then using the shade ‘Skinny Latte’ in my crease, slowly building it up until my ideal shade. I added a strong wing to my upper lash line using the Ciate Fierce Flicks eyeliner and the Bourjois Black Kohl eyeliner in my upper waterline. 

For my lip colour I used the Avon Cosmetics matte lip colour in Wild Cherry all over. 



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10 Thing I’ve Learned From Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer has become a worldwide success and one of the most influential women in the entertainment industry. She is known for her work as a stand-up comedian, actress, producer, director and writer and the woman  with the lower back tattoo. She’s utterly fantastic, her experiences throughout her life have been shown in her book and after reading it I couldn’t help but share some of my favourite quotes from it. She’s brilliant and having been a fan of her work for sometime now I’ve learned a few things from her. So here we have it, 10 things I’ve learned fr Amy Schumer. Enjoy!

“I’m a flawed fuckup and I haven’t figured anything out, so I have no words of wisdom to offer you.” 

We’re human. It’s totally acceptable to be a fuckup on occasions and make mistakes but that’s okay because there are 7 billion people in the world who do the exact same thing. 

“Never let a magazine or dating site or matchmaker monster tell them they’re in a lower bracket of desirability because of their age, weight, face or sense of humour”

Regardless of your appearance you deserve to be treated with the same respect as everybody else. Nobody was born looking the same (except identical twins) and if I’m totally honest, I don’t want to be a size 4 model. Be happy with who you have, love yourself.

“You don’t need a man, boy or self-proclaimed love expert to tell you your worth”

We are all worthy of kindness, love and respect. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice for people to acknowledge my worth but I don’t need it. I know I’m valued and I deserve to be just like everybody else. 
“You are hot and the person who loves you won’t notice 10 extra pounds. I promise”

Weight doesn’t determine love or worth. You can lose or gain pounds and still be an asshole, it’s who you are that counts.

“He was the most beautiful man I had ever seen, and I was immediately turned on just looking at him. Quick side note: THAT NEVER FUCKING HAPPENS. Every day, men look at women walk by in skirts and tight jeans and get tiny erections, or at the very least some sort of arousal. But for women it’s a rare occurrence to see a dude and think, dayummmmm!” 

For all those men who think that all woman walk around admiring every man they see. You’re wrong. Not once have I walked down the street and thought about how much I wanted to rip his clothes off. It doesn’t happen, it’s not a lynks deodorant advert.

“When you get older and wiser, you get your confidence from within, not from the person you are having sex with” 

Do I have to explain anymore from this quote? She nailed it on the head. You’re the only person who can change your confidence.

“You become a woman the first time you get fitted for a bra and realise you’ve been wearing the wrong size your whole fucking life”

I was 20 years old. 20! Once I had been measured I realised I was wearing the wrong size for so long. No wonder I hated bras so much.

“We girls are conditioned to the no we should hold out or we’d be a labelled a slut”

Girls can have sex as much as guys can. What differences does it make? The number of people that women or men have slept with does not determine how valued they are by others. 

“Isn’t it sad that when a girl says she was sexually assaulted, our first instinct is to think she’s probably lying” 

Sexual assault is not something to be joked about or used as a lie. So many women and men experience sexual assault and it’s pushed aside because of other people’s ignorance. 

“There is nothing better than being your own boss. Well, there is, actually: not having to work at all”

I couldn’t think of anything better than being my own boss and eventually this is something I’ll achieve. How could you not want to be in control of your working hours and how your work load can influence others around you. 

I personally think Amy Schumer is more real than most understand. I’m all of these quotes she points out obvious statements but not that obvious to most of society. 

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Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

For Christmas 2016 I received the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation as a gift from my parents. I had tried a sample portion during the summer of 2016 and I really enjoyed it and had informed my parents as a possible gift idea. So, ever since i’ve been testing it out to see whether it’s actually as good as I remember. Having spent the last month wearing it I’ve realised it’s actually not as good as I remember which has majorly disappointed me. So, since I was having so much trouble deciding whether I actually liked it I had my best friend Megan test it out too on a night out and Megan really liked it. Today’s review is going to be slightly different than usual, this time you’ll have 2 different reviews from myself and Megan. 

Megan has combination to oily skin, the same as me but I do have quite dry skin around my nose. We both wore the foundation on the same night and throughout the night I noticed that the foundation was definitely sitting differently on our skins. For me I found that when it’s first applied, it’s beautiful and makes me look flawless but across the time that I wear it I find that it rubs off around my pores and nose area and really makes my skin look quite gross. Before it starts to move away from my nose I usually get around 3 hours wear time out of it and since it’s the ‘all nighter’ foundation I kind of expect it to last a lot longer for 3 hours. Megan actually really enjoyed wearing this foundation, she found that it didn’t go patchy at all and stayed put around her oily areas. It blended so comfortably on her skin and it literally done as it said on the tin and lasted all night. 

I personally wouldn’t ever purchase this again but I know Megan loves it and would definitely wear this happily. Let us know what you think of it and give us recommendations for other foundations you’ve loved. 

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Book Review: Between Sisters 

My first review of February is on the novel Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly. I love a new book and having recommendations so let me know some of your recommended books in the comments. I bought this book from WH Smith in the buy one get one half price deal and if I’m totally honest, it wasn’t even worth half of its original price. 

Cassie and Coco had lived their whole lives without their mother which left serious insecurities about parenting and separation from their loved ones. Now adults Cassie and her husband Shay have two beautiful young daughters whilst Coco remains single, childless but full of ambition with her fashion boutique. Yet between them both something continues to feel missing. 

This book was really disappointing but I’m not saying I don’t recommend it since everybody has their own preference and tastes. I found that this book dragged, I didn’t actually get into it until half way through, which was 12 chapters. I found that it didn’t flow all that well and I probably would have enjoyed the story if it had been written in a different way. It jumped from story to story without any clarity and it just confused me a lot. I struggled with this book massively which influenced how I felt about the actual novel. It want interesting at all and the story was very dull. It’s such a shame since the blurb made it so enticing. 

If you’ve read this, let me know whether you liked it. 

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