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Monday, 24 April 2017

Welcome to Milani*


Commonly known fact: I've wanted to try Milani Cosmetics for AGES. Lesser known fact [to me, at least]: is that JustMyLook* stock LOADS of their products; which I was totes unaware ofAnd this fresh knowledge has defo altered the path of my life - forever. Thanks to the beauts at JustMyLook HQ my dreams finally came true - I got to try some Milani and to pretend like I'm an actual functioning adult with proper makeup. Yay!

Milani totally lived up to - and exceeded - the expectations I had for it; which is super exciting news for the blog [& the sad state of affairs which is my face] but not such good news for my bank balance. Soz Natwest. Again.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Here's a cheeky summary of the Milani items I tried out from JustMyLook. And be warned, if you're not familiar with Milani products and their STUNNING packaging; brace yourself to witness the fitness and hold onto your self-control. You will want to buy it all.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review


Is this not the prettiest blusher you've ever seen in the entirety of your life? Cos it's definitely the most beautiful blush I've ever clapped eyes on. Milani have absolutely slayed the packaging game here - the stunning gold casing makes this already babein' blush look even more lux. Doesn't it look proper high-end?! 

I think I possibly picked the wrong shade for my skin in this product, as I'm quite dark-skinned really [lots of people seem to think I'm Spanish or Turkish at the moment, especially when I have fake tan on?!] so it doesn't have quite as much of an impact as I'd usually like. It's gorgeous though - shimmery, pigmented and also acts as a pretty highlight; as well as a cute blush. I'll pick a deeper shade next time, but will still definitely get some use out of this.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Milani Prime Shield Face Primer, Mattifying + Pore Minimising Face Primer* [RRP £12.95, JustMyLook]

Strong statement to lead in with, but totes true. This Primer is legit the best one I've tried so far in my adult life. It leaves my skin feeling amazing and super smooth; for a flawless makeup application. It also MASSIVELY reduces shine and easily makes my makeup last hours longer; even in problem areas like my chin, where my foundation just seems to rub off for a laugh. And it smells great. I can't fault it.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review



I love the minimal packaging of this setting powder. As an oily beast, I rely heavily on mattifying setting powders to keep my makeup on my face; so I was excited to try a brand other than Rimmel to see how it measured up. Pretty well, to be fair! A lovely soft powder which is fantastic for baking. Also suitable for all skin tones, which is fab. Defo worth a try.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review


Milani Amore Matte Lip Créme, in Shade 26: Fling* [RRP £9.95, JustMyLook]

Normally I'm that basic bitch who's like 'OMG I CAN'T USE THIS UNTIL I'VE PHOTOGRAPHED IT FOR THE BLOG' but in the case of this liquid lipstick, I couldn't not have a play about with it. It's unreal. It lasts for ages, isn't pure drying and the pigmentation is fantastic. It's one of my all-time fave matte lipglossesGranted, you need to have made sure your lips are exfoliated before using and you may have to top it up once or twice to maintain its brightness; but I'm still super impressed.

Fling is a gorgeous mauve-plum colour - I wore this on the last night out I went on and actually felt like a presentable human with an okay face. So DREAMS CAN COME TRUE. 

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - JustMyLook Milani Cosmetics Review

Have you tried anything from Milani yet? With their beaut packaging, cruelty free products and huge range; I can't recommend them enough

I'm so glad that the reality lived up to my expectation with this brand. And also super glad that I discovered JustMyLook - with their huuuuge range of brands [did you know they sell Urban Decay, Real Techniques, Tangle Teezer, Ardell and Sleek, to name just a few blogger faves?], free UK shipping and cheap express postage; they're the perfect online store to rinse next time you feel like treating yourself.

*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review, but as always, all opinions are very much my own.
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

#TheBloggerMadeMeBuyIt | Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks


The struggle is real, when you're an actual peasant but you also have a burning shopping addiction that won't quit. And this problem is intensified about a million times when you're regularly exposed to the Blogisphere and press releases - you guys all have such amazing stuff and I'm sat here with my Smart Price Baby Wipes and a bowl of pasta, weeping at the state of my life. 

Every now and again, I fall spectacularly off the wagon and buy stuff I can't afford. Beauty Bay has become my biggest downfall in life. Like, I might not be able to eat, but at least my contour will be on point, you get me? Well that's what happened [again] to inspire this post. I did a boo-boo and three new liquid lipsticks ended up in my possession. Soz NatWest. Blame the bloggers who totes influenced / enabled me to buy these sexy new products - two of my faves actually, EmmysBeautyCave and FrannyMac.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

I mean, just look at them. They're that beautiful, it kinda nullifies the pain of having literally one pair of leggings to wear and Smart Price pasta for tea everyday. And they are, hands down, some of the most pigmented rich formulas I've ever tried - especially the Velour Liquid Lipsticks from our Jeffree. I know Jeffers has a pretty dodgy rep and some of the stuff he's said is defo not okay, but after reading Fran's review on his products [and realising they're cruelty free] it was like my brain ruled out all sensible thought processes and just went for gold. And that's how Prom Night and Masochist ended up in my life.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

At £16 each, they ain't cheap - but their formula and pigmentation is so insane, it kinda justifies it. They apply pretty liquidy and then settle on the lips for a gorgeous matte finish - and because of this, they're not super drying; so your lips won't be left looking like some mad, scaly-ass dragon. They also last for AGES - there's no amount of Jáger you can slurp to make these bad boys shift - I've very kindly tested this theory out for you.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night


Prom Night is my fav. It's the brightest, girliest shade of pink ever - it's almost fluorescent. It applies a bit more liquidy than Masochist but dries into a lovely matte finish. A little goes a long way and the applicator is perfect for a precise application. I'm obsessed, impressed and deeply in love. Jeffree, you might have made some questionable life choices, but holy sh*t, you make a good lippy.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night


Masochist is a totally different shade than I'd normally go for - I was expecting it to be a bit more magenta toned than it actually is, but it's so vampy and amazing that I will make an exception time & time again for it. It's a sexy, deep rose / red colour, with [I think] slightly blue undertones; so it doesn't make my teeth look pyarrrr yellow. It's pretty amazing and I can totes see why this particular shade is one of Jeffree's bestsellers. An out-out kinda lippy.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night


Laguna Beach is the most perfect everyday nude liquid lipstick ever. I knew I'd love it after spotting it on Emmy's blog - we are ridiculously similar and I can always rely on her to find the latest and greatest in beauty [and then totes enable me to buy it, haha.] Since it arrived with me, I've worn it most days with my Mac Soar lip liner; for that extra bit of definition. It's a slightly drier formula than our Jeffree's offerings, but it definitely lasts the test of time and applies evenly / easily.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

The only bug-bear I have with this Ofra lipstick is its fragrance. It has a very sweet, vanilla ice cream scent - which smells like the Ice Cream Chewits I used to devour and make myself sick off as a child. 

For this reason, the fragrance does make me feel a little bit sick every time I apply it. But once it's on, the fragrance fades and normality resumes. The end results are worth the smell. It's not unpleasant at all - this is totes just a personal preference of mine, but I couldn't not mention it; in the interests of total disclosure and all that. You might love it. I'm just an overly sensitive old bag.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night

There we have it - three very different, yet equally striking matte liquid lipstick shades. All purchases influenced by bloggers. And do I regret them? Not at all - I've worn Laguna Beach pretty much every day since it arrived with me [holding my nose during application] and the Jeffree lipsticks are a thing of beauty which I can't quite believe I even own. AND WHO NEEDS TO EAT ANYWAY!Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Jeffree Star & Ofra Liquid Lipsticks Review with Swatches Laguna Beach Masochist Prom Night
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Bloomin Lovely - Bloomtown* | + 20% OFF!


Guys, I've fallen in love. And no, this time it's not with a sandwich, piece of cheese or chocolate bar. And definitely not with another human, LOL. It's instead with an amazing brand called Bloomtown, who I discovered in the latest Little Known Box and have since become a huge part of my life.

If you're looking for luxurious, beautifully fragranced, natural products - that'll pamper the skin, relax your senses and bring on overwhelming feelings of joyful nostalgia... honestly, look no further. Bloomtown get it. And now, I must also get all their stuff. Their packaging, branding and use of colour is unreal - minimal, luxury and ridiculously on-point. The little glass jars their products come in perfectly dress up any bathroom; with vintage country charm. I can't even cope.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

Bloomtown have a truly beautiful history. The company is based in Cornwall and dedicate their time and energy to creating beautifully scented, nourishing and sustainable goodies for bath, body and home. And boy, that really shows. With just one stalk of their website, you'll see exactly how vast their passion, vision and product range extends. They're now stocked in a variety of retailers - which is totes impressive, and their product photography is too beautiful to cope with.



I was lucky enough to get my mitts on Bloomtown's 'The Woods' Sugar Scrub in last month's incredible Little Known Box [as you may have seen, and also noticed plastered across my Instagram feed!] which smells absolutely INCREDIBLE and is one of my favourite products ever. But I was also lucky enough to be sent a couple more products from their range this week; which have confirmed that I am now 100% Bloomtown obsessed and there's no coming back from that.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

The babes at Bloomtown kindly gifted me a mini jar of their 'The Hedgerow' Sugar Scrub* [RRP £5.60, £12.00 full size] and a roll on glass vial of their 'The Rose Garden' Infused Oil*; RRP £4.80 to add to my collection. And life has never smelled so heavenly.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

Bloomtown Botanicals 'The Woods' Sweet Almond and Shea Sugar Scrub

I don't know what it is about this scent, but I can't get enough of it. You'll quite often find me just grabbing a cheeky sniff of the jar - I can't help it. I love the thick, luxurious consistency of this sugar scrub; and the way you can still smell its incredible fragrance hours later.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

It has a zesty, fresh scent [containing Vetiver, Cedar & Bergamot] and is packed full of nourishing botanicals to leave skin cleansed and soft.  Its 3-in-1 formula cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises dry skin in one hit; washing off to reveal soft, non-greasy skin that smells divine.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

Bloomtown Botanicals 'The Hedgerow' Sweet Almond and Shea Sugar Scrub

With the same lux formula and consistency as 'The Woods' it was inevitable I was going to love this scrub too. Though fragrance wise - it's a lot different; a lot sweeter, with noticeable plant extracts to invigorate the senses. What stood out to me from the get-go was the scent of Honeysuckle; a plant my Mum loves. This brought back so many nostalgic memories and transported me down memory lane. Big time.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

'The Hedgerow' is Blackberry & Honeysuckle scented and its colour really reminds me of country jam; teamed with how delicious it smells. It boasts the same relaxing vibes as the other Sugar Scrub; with all the same amazing cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising qualities too. I'm so in love - and I definitely need to treat my little Mum to some of this fragrance, she'll absolutely adore it.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

Bloomtown Botanicals 'The Rose Garden' Infused Oil

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from a Rose fragrance at first - Grandma loves Rose Toiletries, so I had my concerns about smelling like older ladies. However, one swab of the rollerball doused away all those worries - this isn't like any other Rose scent I've smelt before. 


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

It's sweet, floral, fruity and luxurious - it perfectly encapsulates memories of holidays I've had in Greece, sniffing gorgeous wildflowers by the beach and basking in the sunshine. Spritzing on sun cream walking through wild gardens of fruit and tropical flowers, with perfectly blue skies and birds tweeting from the tree tops. And all this nostalgic romance aside - a little goes a really long way and lasts for hours of floral pleasure. 

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

I want to get Mum a vial of the Hedgerow Infused Oil as a little treat and myself to The Woods obv [so I can smell it full time] so they'll be next on the list of purchases I need yet can't afford. Oh life. Oh Bloomtown. Natwest are going to be having serious words with you, haha!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

I can't recommend Bloomtown enough. Their products are so lovely, wholesome and natural; blended by expert Botanists who really know what they're doing when it comes to creating incredible, long lasting fragrance. I'm so, so impressed with every part of what these guys do - and genuinely made up that I got to discover them through Little Known Box

You can find their [totes goals] Instagram here, as well as their Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest accounts; which are equally worth a follow.


20% off at Bloomtown Botanicals with Lovelaughslipstick Blog

OH, if you fancy placing an order with them [I mean, who wouldn't?!] make sure you use code NIKKI20 at the checkout for a cheeky 20% off the amazing Bloomtown experience.

Let me know if you do - and what your favourite Bloomtown product / fragrance is!
Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Bloomtown Botanicals The Woods & The Hedgerow Sugar Scrub and the Rose Garden Infused Oil Review

*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review, but as always, all opinions are totes my own.
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

April 2017's Dollibox Reveal*


Dollibox makes my life. Admittedly a strong statement to lead in with, but legit - it's one of the rare beauty boxes on the market that has consistently great offerings, month to month. It never lets me down and I really enjoy receiving, unwrapping and enjoying its contents every month - with no exceptions [so far, anyway!] 

Each month's products are always so beautifully curated and wrapped to perfection; with an almost magical appeal to them [probably because of the amount of unicorn products and sparkles!] And April's Dollibox* is no exception - it's another treasure trove of delights 100% worth checking out.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Every month, the babes at Dollibox HQ send out a cute beauty box crammed full of five products [most of which are full size, another rarity in the modern world of sub boxes] for you to enjoy. The contents of Dollibox are an assortment of well known and lesser known brands; PERFECT for budding #bbloggers out there, wanting to report back on innovative new products and brands first.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

There's no commitment, no extortionate price tags and a flexible range of subscription plans available too - so even if you're a little on the brassic side when it comes to the old financial department [like me] there'll be an option to suit your needs. 

Prices start from as little as £8.50 & P+P - which is insanely good value! Click here for more details. And without further ado, let's crack on with revealing this month's products - which are ALL full size.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Schwarzkopf Bonacure Fibre Force Conditioner, Full Size, RRP £9.70

As someone who doesn't take particularly good care of their hair [let alone brush it most days] this stuff sounds PERFECT - and it smells unreal too. 

This conditioner is made for very damaged hair [like mine, the bleach has defo taken its toll!] detangling it and restoring it from within. It's as though Dollibox have read my mind / sat in the hairdressers with me [whilst the stylists have lolled with me about how damn knotty my locks get] and sent me the perfect product to combat the dramz.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

I'm going to use this conditioner tonight and see what minor miracles it performs. Schwarzkopf are a brand that a] I can't pronounce for hell nor high water and b] I have trusted to care for my hair for years, so I'm very happy to see them included in this month's box.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

'Ard As Nails Nail Polish, Full Size, RRP £4.50

Well, first off, I feel I need to congratulate these guys on their fantastic brand name. Lolled when I first read this, didn't I? Love a good pun, me. Secondly, can we just appreciate how perfect this mint shade is for Spring / Summer? It's the ideal colour choice to enhance a tan - and one I would totes have picked myself; as a first choice.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Even better, this nail polish is 5-free - which means it doesn't contain any of the usual toxic nasties you get in nail products. I've become a lot more conscious of what I'm putting onto / into my body recently, and the fact that products like 'Ard As Nails' polishes which shun chemicals and toxins are becoming more readily available pleases me. Big time.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Skinjam Cosmetics Lemonade Bath Bomb, Full Size, £2.50 [4 for just £10 via their Etsy Store]

Omg, this bath bomb smells unbelievably refreshing, and just look at its patterning and design! It's fit for a queen [or just regular old peasants like me, too.] Handmade in North Yorkshire, this generously sized bad boy smells like pink lemonade and nostalgia - and tonight's bath is going to be heavenly.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

If you're into Lush I would totally recommend checking out Skimjam's Etsy - their prices are super reasonable for the quality of product you get - PLUS they're SLS and Paraben Free too. I'm all about dat life.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Saturated Colour LIPSStick Moisturising Lipstick in Frisky Fuschia, Full Size, RRP £7.00

I've tried Saturated Colour's lippies before and really enjoyed them. And this one is even better than I remember them! I love the colour - Fushia is the exact kinda colour I'd pick out for myself; I love a strong pink lip and wear one most days* [*that I get up on time and manage to function as a genuine human.]

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

It's bright, highly pigmented and applies like a thick, creamy dream of nourishment for your lips; with a semi matte finish. I'm really, really impressed with it and will totes be incorporating it into my #SS17 makeup looks.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Pom-Pom Hairband, Full Size, RRP, £4.00

I really love that this month's Dollibox has included a little hair accessory like this - I never buy my wig anything; it's never on-point. But it can be now, with this totally cute Pom-Pom bobble. I'm made up I got the grey one too, as this will coordinate perfectly with the majority of my outfits; from Season to Season.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Pom-Poms are everywhere right now, so this cute little hair band will ensure that my birds nest of an excuse for hair rocks the latest trend in style. Plus, the fluffiness of the bobble might detract from the fact I haven't brushed it in a while.


Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review


Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Babi Bear Foundation Sponge, Full Size, £2.95

This is, surprisingly, one of my favourite items from this month's box. I love the design, branding [and name obv - Babi Bear is just about the cutest thing ever and makes my ovaries melt] and idea behind this little sponge - it's super soft and blends under the eyes / smaller areas of the face to perfection.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review]

This super soft little sponge can be used to apply foundation, powder or BB cream - and I've found it really useful to blend in awkward patches of concealer, too. It washes clean easily with soap and water, so it's not too much of a chore, either.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Another month, another Dollibox and another perfect example of why I love working with this company so much. There's not a single item in this collection that I won't use and to say that every product included is full size makes it phenomenal value!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog Dollibox April 2017 Edition Review

Have you tried Dollibox yet, or any of the products / brands in April's box? Which item do you like the look of most from the selection above?

*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review, but as always, all over excited opinions and mad rambling is 100% me
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