Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Birchbox February 2014

With it being London Fashion Week, Birchbox themed their February 2014 box "We <3 Your Style!"

"Style isn't just about fashion - it's everything from the scent you wear to the books on your coffee table. This box is packed with samples that will fit right into your personal routine, from a subscriber-beloved brand to an easy-to-use eyeliner."

So what's inside:
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Oil - For me, hair oils are an absolute dream! I have thick, wavy hair that get knotty very easily meaning a regular hairbrush makes me want to rip my hair out. My tangle teezer is the love of my life. Meaning I am very much looking forward to using this "exclusive launch" product.
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner - I have used a number of various eyeliners and I must say this is definitely up there with some of my favourites. The pen like tip is perfect for easy application and the best thing about it is that it lasts ALL DAY. I am really happy that this came in black as I tend to always use this as a staple everyday look.
  • Urbanveda Radiance Exfoliating Facial Polish - Unfortunately for me my face is super sensitive to face washes, face masks and the majority of face wipes, which limits what i can use on my face on a regular basis. I do like the consistency of the product and it may be one I use once every so often to brighten and balance my skin tone, as it suggests.
  • Gilchrist & Soames The London Collection Shower Gel - I'm yet to try this product but for me the smell is a little off putting. It is very strong and for me a little too powerful, I prefer soft scents like coconut and vanilla. It is a perfect travel size and I'm sure I'll get through it but it wouldn't be my first choice.
  • Leighton Denny Nail Colour in "Maneater" - The packaging for this is a beautifully simple design with a brush that is perfect if you have small nails like me. The black glossy finish is perfect for autumn winter but as we edge into spring this probably wont be the first nail polish I turn to.

And the lifestyle extra this month was a mini Green and Blacks dark chocolate bar, which I've already eaten because I'm a fatty!

If you would like to get your hands on any of these treats or subscribe to a box yourself visit: https://birchbox.co.uk/ 

happiness is a mood, not a destination

Monday, 17 February 2014

Hello blogging world

So here it goes...

I'm Sophia or SophiaWills

I'm 21 and due to graduate Cardiff University with a BSc in Business Management in July (How scary?!) Where has the time gone?! It feels like only yesterday I was sat playing dress up with my best friends and making dens with my Daddy. I live in the wonderful city of Cardiff with 3 of my closest friends in a Uni flat we like to call 'The Nest'. I live near both my parents and am very close to the both of them as well as being super close to my younger brother Miles (he's 14 but I talk about him as though he's 7 - Sorry!). I also have the most adorable puppy in the world - RUDI! And last but not least comes my amazing boyfriend of 2 and a half years, Ryan. He's 24 and a student at Plymouth Uni (150 miles away from me - Wahhhh) and is currently on his placement year ALL the way in Reading. 

I've always had a keen eye for creativity and throughout my time at University my passion for weddings has flourished. I am now looking for jobs in the wonderful world of Wedding and Event planning. To some of you this may sounds like your idea of hell but to me it's more than exciting. What could be better than organising one of the most beautiful days in anybody's life, be it bride, groom or guests.

But the main focus here is beauty and lifestyle. Beauty Blogging has become so popular over the past couple of years and I follow various YouTube bloggers and am constantly stalking the latest makeup products from various cosmetic companies. I am also a subscriber to Glossy Box UK and Birchbox UK, which I will do unboxing blogs for all of you to have a little nose at. For me, I used to only ever wear a tiny bit of mascara and a winged eyeliner (a must have of mine since 2007/08). But since my time at Uni and having the luxury of a student loan and various jobs, my makeup collection has grown by huge amounts. Although, after seeing some bloggers makeup collections mine looks pretty measly

So here I go, writing about all things beauty and lifestyle, with a few extras thrown in. 
I hope you enjoy.

happiness is a mood, not a destination