Little sample reviews 

I got a number of samples last year.

All the l’occitane was from the airport.

Generous nice girls at IAH. So , I didn’t get down to using the until this year not in a big hurry. 

L’occitane is a brand i especially love a lot. I tried out the shea hand cream I’ve used a bigger size before and as usual it was thick, moisturising and fantastically done.
I never used the almond milk before.I didn’t like the smell but it was light and also moisturises too but not as much as the hand cream. Of course hand creams are meant to be thicker and this is for body.

I used the immortelle cream about 3 years ago and I liked it although i found it too thick for my face. Then I was always scared of breaking out. I used this on my hands and my body and it still has the beautiful soothing smell i knew of it before. None of them actually causes breakouts so I was just being cautious. 

The price point is a huge limiting factor or one of these would have been my staple. 

That said,I’m working on the ultimate body butter and it’s almost perfect.

I also got these pant liners called poise. 

I found them very comfortable and I thought to just share in case yout come across them and you want to try them. 

I got the entire pack of 3 variants for 99ç.they have a product for bladder leakage. For women who have dveloped incontinence and have leaks during the day.

Just thought to share my little sample reviews with you. 

Have you tried any product from  l’occitane ? 

Do you know anyone who suffers from bladder incontinence ? How do they manage it ? Share with us. 

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My little box december

So my december box came in janaury as is usual a month later.
My little box is  beauty and lifestyle subscription box based in Paris and founded by two friends.
They offer a subscription box monthly of three beauty products and one lifestyle product.
In the past I have gotten a laptop case, a scarf, a heating pillow and most recently in this december box


Cowshed body cream – all organic line I have always wanted to try.
They have quirky lines for their products like the grumpy cow, the happy cow etc.


L’occitane immortelle face cream – you know this is another faboulous french brand. I previously got immortelle from debenhams in a beauty bag but I gave it out.
Im hence excited to try this one.
Immortelle is a precious essential oil which retails for about £15-2mls
It has amazing regenerating properites for skin.

My little beauty red lipstick-this is actually a cross between red, pink and coral.
It applies like a balm but they funny thing was someone actually noticed the colour on my lips.
It isnt really my thing because im a lip gloss girl.
This is going out to someone. ….

A knitted hair band in black with gold threads running through it- already missing. Im not careless but hey, theres so much of these little bits of cream and hair things everywhere I know I will find it soon again.

Bits and ends for packaging Christmas gifts- gift tags, wire, tape fpr packaging gifts.
Will come in handy when packing online orders. Expect a few of these when you place an order.

All in all, the box is fair. I didn’t particularly like it.
The l’occitane cream however makes up for everything.

Their site is here and you can order your box in three monthly,  six or twelve monthly subscriptions.
Use your card gtb or other, visa, Mastercard.  Verve wont work.
You need a uk shipping address for which I have provided d and k freight.

Unfortunately had an issue with my card going missing so it had to be blocked and I missed januarys box.
Catch a soon.

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Site alert- Latest in beauty

Site alerts posts have been restricted to sites shipping to Nigeria prior to now but I do get a good number of visitors from the united kingdom and it’s worth their while including a few posts that could be helpful to them too.
If you saw my caudalie polyphenols post you would have also seen the link to this site or if you follow on instagram

So this site is one of those forward thinking businesses I love.
How often have you seen a cult beauty product that costs so much or is so raved about and you just want to try it?
Or you want a sample size to see if something will work for you?


If you’ve had issues like this or you are in need of a oneoff beauty box buy then this is what you will need in time to come.

latest in beauty offers sample sizes at the most awesome prices as well as some full sized products.
With frequent collaborations with known beauty companies and magazines, there’s never a shortfall of innovation and imagination in their product offering.
Brands on latest in beauty offering sample sized beauty products

L’occitane- a small immortelle cream is just £4
Dhc – anAsian brand that just crossed the pond,it’s all the rave now in the UK.
A Veda,estee Lauder, Inika,good things, eve lom, melvita, loreal, murad, Rico, Ren, pixi, opi, stila, trilogy,john Frieda, jurlique, Essie,
Balance me, espa, Ila, ginvera, cowshed, bulldog, nicklowe, bellapierre too.
Aromatherapy essentials

I can’t go through the entire list. It’s here brands

I was looking for sample sizes online when I found them.
It was delivered within the uk hassle free and I had payment made through CosmeticSquare Nigeria.

Now you have the details, you can hop over there and
get yourself a customised box
buy an existing box, from their collections
whatever is on just have fun.

I recommend the glamour beauty edit box which has


.illamasqua glamoure nude lipstick launching there first
.magnifibres brush on lashes
.rimmel instant tan bb skin perfect or
Dhc deep cleansing oil
Hawaiian tropic sunscreen
Strip wax set from strip boutique
Bourjois cream blush
Crabtree and Evelyn nail laquer in red
All for £16

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