Fit For a Mermaid

I love subscription services! They feel like a little present arriving every month. My favourite has been the glossybox. This month each subscriber received either a ‘mermaid’ themed box or a ‘unicorn’ themed box. I was sent the mermaid box and it is undeniably beautiful. The packaging was a perfect fit for the mermaid theme.


It contained multiple products and samples all though the eye shadow pallet is in my opinion the prettiest. Glossybox have a section on their website that includes tips and advice on how to use the products in their boxes so even if you aren’t familiar with the items you can find help!

As well as the revlon eye shadow palette, there was a sleek creme to powder blush and a lord and berry eyebrow pencil. There were other products too, though they were not brands I regularly use. I intend to test them out, maybe I’ll be converted!


Not only are they a nice monthly treat, glossybox also have a gift service if you are stuck for present ideas. You can collect ‘glossydots’ which are like loyalty card schemes in supermarkets. 1000 dots means a free glossybox! If you haven’t previously heard of the glossybox subscription then I would definitely recommend having a look on the website here.

Afternoon Tea

Day 11 and so far I have managed to post everyday, granted one of those was a guest post so I might have cheated slightly.

Before having Amelia and during my pregnancy I baked a lot. Some people spend money on makeup or jewellery. I spent my money on ingredients for brownies, flapjacks, birthday cakes ect.

I made these cupcakes in little teacup cases to use as part of an afternoon tea. (I actually made 18 cupcakes but the other cases weren’t as cute.) They were easy to make and I used the same recipe as this one, only I swapped the blueberries for the rind and juice of two lemons.

Amelia tried to help me which mainly consisted of trying to take the whisk out of the bowl and chew on it. They turned out looking rather pretty!