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Launching back in April, Nailbox is a monthly subscription box containing three or four nail polishes and one or two nail tools. It is delivered around the 21st of each month and aims to keep Britons on top of the latest nail trends. Like most monthly subscription boxes, the contents of the package remain a mystery until delivery, so it almost feels like a present every month.

It is delivered in a simple cardboard box but for the price (£15 a month but if you subscribe for longer periods of time it is cheaper), I think you are really getting your money's worth without the packaging needing to be fancy. Considering some of these polishes are around the 8 pound mark on their own, I'm really impressed that the cost of the box is so low.

This was May's Nailbox, with beautiful pastel colours and an Orly glitter polish that is actually sold out everywhere right now! I don't know if I'd actually wear the latter, but 3 out of 4 isn't bad!

I know a lot of people really enjoy monthly subscription boxes and getting to see new products first hand, and this box is no exception. I particularly love how you get a nail tool provided, as I think they are often forgotten about and can really make a difference to your manicure.

Has anybody heard of or tried Nailbox? Would you subscribe?

*This box was provided for me to review however all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Showers were always something I hated when I was younger. The same as brushing my teeth I guess; it always seemed like a chore rather than something I could actually enjoy. Then came my teenage years, where the 30 minute showers began and I started to appreciate the 'me time'. Unfortunately, since moving house I have returned to disliking showers. My shower head is pretty naff; one setting, barely any water comes out and it doesn't even cover my whole body so I end up having to do half of my body at a time.

I was actually mid-moan when I received an email from the lovely people at Talented Talkers asking if I'd collaborate in a 'get ready with me' style post, with Mira, Molton Brown and Macadamia. I couldn't say no!

The shower head was like the holy grail when I opened the box (there was even that golden operatic tune playing in my head). It has 4 water settings, a really big surface area and a 360 degree head so you can tilt it how you like. I couldn't wait to try it!

Unfortunately it was only for hose showers (something that mine wasn't) and so I am still figuring out a way to try this. It's almost teasing me, saying 'you could have the best shower with me, if only you could use me'. I'm absolutely gutted. It's definitely got me looking for a shower head that would fit mine though, and the Mira website is full of amazing ones!  

 Luckily I could still try my other goodies. I always think Summer is the best time to use your nicest products as your skin isn't hidden under 5 layers of clothing! I'd never even thought to look at Molton Brown for shower products (to me, they were always just the elite hand wash). I received the Pink Pepperpod Body Wash and the Pink Pepper Body Polish.

 The smell of both of these products is insane! The scrub was really gentle on my skin as the beads were not too big which is always a bonus, and the body wash left my skin feeling so soft! Plus I could still smell it a couple of hours later which is great for the clammy summer months.

My last goodie was a Macadamia Deep Repair Mask for my hair. Even though I always look for products that have Macadamia oil in them, I've never actually tried this brand. The smell is quite an average hair product smell (if you catch my gist) but the effects were incredible. It's simple to use: just apply to it clean, wet hair and rinse after 7 minutes. My hair felt so soft (and looked so shiny!)

After a shower, there's nothing better than getting into a big fluffy robe and doing your make-up. Minimal skin products, long eyelashes and pink/nude lips is definitely my go-to summer look, mixing it up with a bold lip for the evening. 
I also love having loose, beachy waves (or as close as I can get to that) in the summer for that really relaxed and minimal look! I used a big barrelled curling tong to achieve this look.

As I was going out for a few drinks, I kept my outfit really simple and threw on my favourite lightweight coat and clutch. I may not have been in a pretty summery dress, but I definitely felt ready for summer with soft hair, soft skin and smelling like Pink Pepperpods (whatever the hell they are!)

Has anybody tried Mira shower heads or any of these other products? How do you like getting ready for summer? 

*This box was provided for me to review however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Last week we headed down to Columbia Road in East London for some early morning flower shopping. For a first timer, I wasn't expecting a lot considering I have three favourite flowers (lilies, hydrangeas and sunflowers...I know you were wondering) and all others look grossly similar. However, I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by musicians, quirky shops, pretty buildings and a faint waft of coffee. And flowers. Don't forget the flowers!

Has anyone else been to Columbia Road?

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people at May Beauty to review their 'Incredible Face Mask'. For some reason, the last 7/8 months has really been a downward spiral for my skin; my eyes have dark circles, more redness and a complete increase in spots. I've always suffered with all of these things before, but never to the point that they are now at. It's sad how much bad skin can actually get you down - taking off my make-up in front of people makes me feel almost embarrassed now (Thankfully Estee Lauder Double Wear exists and for 16 hours of the day, I'm safe). Thus, the chance at trying something 'incredible' would have been stupid to turn down! 

This is what a received in the post.

I first opened up 'The Incredible Skin Guide' and couldn't believe how helpful it was. From the foods that help bad skin or cause it, to the science behind why it all happens, I found myself learning so much in just a few minutes. For example, I had no idea that dairy could cause spots (maybe I'm just uneducated on this subject). 

It also gave me a step-by-step guide on how to use the mask. 
Step 1 - Clean your face. (It also mentioned shaving off facial hair before useage, I didn't know whether to do something with my miniscual tash or not!) 
Step 2 - Apply a thick layer of the mud on to the face. Avoid lips, eyes and eyebrows.
Step 3- Wait 30 - 45 minutes until it has completely dried. Wiggle your mouth until it starts to come off and then peel off the reset. 

I really enjoyed applying the face mask. It was really soothing and actually quite fun (albeit a tad messy). The brush was also really handy as sometimes my fingers were just moving the product around rather than applying it.

This photo is after I had put the whole of one packet on my face. It was a little thin on the head but covered pretty nicely.

Then for the peel off.

There was a note in my package that warned me it could hurt the first few times, but no one could prepare me for what was about to come. Considering I usually love the feeling of a peel of mask, this was pretty uncomfortable. I thought I was just being silly at first, but the stinging sensation was quite bad on parts of my face and I think it took a good 15 minutes for me to pluck up the courage to peel it all off. There were even a few stingy tears (although I am known for being a bit of a wuss). Some of it was great to peel off though and a tingling sensation usually signifies to me that it's doing its job!

I joked with my sister that peeling the mask off felt like I was ripping hairs out of my face. And sure enough, when I looked down at the residue, the mask was covered in tiny blonde hairs I never even thought I had. Maybe an all over shave would be wise before using this product! 

The mask promotes smoother, younger and cleaner skin. It was definitely smoother, just as the mask promotes (although part of that must be down to how I have 80% less facial hair now!) 

I noticed a slight reduction of my pores as well which was a nice advantage. 

Would I use the product again? I want to say yes, and I think for the pores and softness of skin, it is great, but the painful side of it really let this product down for me.I'm sure it would get less though, the more you use it!

If you would like to try it yourself, I have been given a 30% off code with this link . 

They also have other fabulous products, so I'd give their website a little scroll around too!

Has anybody else tried this? Is my pain threshold incredibly low or did you struggle too?