Roccabox Review – May 2020 Edition

Roccabox is luxe beauty subscription box that can be delivered monthly, right to your doorstep! You get between five and seven beauty products in a themed, recyclable box.

I was kindly offered* the opportunity to try out the May 2020 box and it did not disappoint.

What was in the May 2020 Roccabox?

Favourite Products and Planned Repurchases

Without a doubt, the best product in this months Roccabox box for me was the Elemis Peptide Plumping Pillow Facial. I know that’s a long title… It’s basically a hydrating sleep mask. It smells divine and has left my skin so soft and moisturised all month. That’s right, I got 4 weeks worth out of this little sample bottle. Given the price tag for a full jar, I would not have usually considered this product but I am planning on repurchasing and you even get a discount code to use on the brands website if you decide to buy it in full.

Another product I have reached for day after day is the Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer. This is a leave in conditioning treatment that you apply to damp hair and then the magic happens. I’m already on a hair care repair journey so I couldn’t have found this product at a better time. It has 5 oils that help too condition and strengthen the hair from within the follicle. I love that this product isn’t heavy in my hair and doesn’t leave any sticky residue after application like so many other hair products do!

Review of Other Products

Don’t think that I haven’t enjoyed using the other items in the may Roccabox. The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist smells so good. I’ve been taking it into the office and spraying it on my face half way through the day to add some moisture. In fact, I also used it this morning in place of a toning spray!
As many people are having a glow up in the lockdown, I have been trying to grow my own nails and the Nail HQ Hardener is seriously powerful stuff. My own nails are pretty pathetic usually but this product really does make them harder and less brittle, which has been quite surprising as I have never been able to grow them without them snapping off.
I’ve yet to use the St Tropez bronzing gel because I’m lazy and tanning takes forever, but I have heard great things about St Tropez in general so I am excited to try it when I can muster the strength!

Best Part of the Roccabox

Given the current lockdown, it’s been really hard to try before you buy with a lot of products. I love that this box gives the opportunity for that again. For the longest time I have avoided brands with a bigger price tag. I’m glad that roccabox can remove that block and show me new brands to entrust with my make up bag and skin care routine.

Again, it provides you with a discount code so that you can buy the full size product, should you fall in love with it (like I have).
You can also gift one of the monthly beauty boxes or a Themed Box to a loved one, which is a lovely sentiment for someone that’s been having a tough time recently.

Final Thoughts

The price of the Roccabox is £10.00 plus £3.95 postage. That’s a pretty standard price for beauty boxes these days. But they also offer 3, 6 and 12 months subscriptions meaning you save a little extra each time.
I love that they offer hair and beauty products as well as nail and perfume which I haven’t seen in other boxes before.
Their latest limited edition box is based on Astrology and as a Fire sign I can confirm that it was perfect for me!

What have your experiences been with beauty subscription boxes been like? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

XO

[*] – This product was gifted but all opinions are my own.
[⁑] – This link contains an affiliate code. I will make a small commission if you purchase this item but this will not affect the price for you.

Lets talk about anxiety

Alright so, Anxiety is something that plagued my life for years. I’ve had anxious thoughts and feelings from as long as I can remember. Even as a child, I used to get this feeling that something bad was going to happen.

I remember always feeling this snap decision in my head. Something in there was saying ‘No’. But, as hard as I tried to fight against it, it would always win. I couldn’t do something because of this ‘No”…

In my teens, I missed a lot of schooling and GSCE coursework. I was constantly at war with my mum, trying to get her to understand but also trying to figure it out myself. Why did I have some horrible voice that wouldn’t let me do the things everyone else could do?

What was wrong with me?

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December 2018 Life Update – VickiAmaya

So, Hi. I’m back. It’s November (now December) and I haven’t written anything on here for around 4/5 months. I would apologise, but if i’m honest. I’m not really sorry.

A lot has changed for me this past year. I started the year exhausted and I leave it enthused.

So, 2018 was supposed to be the year I ‘Made It’. The year we got the hell out of dodge and saw the world. I held it with such a high regard and then let it all slip away.

The funny thing about dreams is that if you stop believing in them, they stop happening.

But instead of dwelling on the could have, would have and shouldabeens (I’m saving those for a rainy day). I’m instead going to write about what did happen this year. I feel like that’s a way better story than wishing I could start the year again.

Life Update:

I made new friends! I’ve written about this previously, but I feel its worth mentioning again. Jess, Kitty and Emily, you girls are my angels and  love you all so much. I can’t believe I went 28 years without having a bunch of inspiring, creative and caring girls behind me. You gave me a group of friends at a time when I had so few.

Moving away from home is always tough. Out of sight, out of mind… But I can’t complain because by loosing some old friends, I have made some life long ones. I didn’t realise how alone and isolated I had become until I started hanging out with this girl gang. Seriously, thank you babes!

I lost 5000+ Instagram followers and found my clarity. I was OBSESSED with the inner workings, the numbers, the upload schedule, the updates. You get the point. I had been consumed by the app and felt like it ruled my life. That was until I broke a light bulb and couldn’t upload anything new. I then took a spontaneous few months off. Honestly, if you’re trying to carve a living from your own little corner of the internet, then I applaud ALL of your efforts. This shit is hard af.

Since starting to post again, I have only lost followers and you know what… It sucks, it really does. But, I still have an amazing, caring following and I still want to help people so I’m just rolling with the punches. You’ve got to take the lows with the highs. You can’t just throw in the towel when the going gets tough can you. I’ve done that my ENTIRE life and it’s finally time to face the music. I know it will get better, I will get better and I can still make a career out of this. It just takes time.

My darling Adam and I made it to four blissful years together. God, I love him. He pulled me out of the depths of a deep, dark depression and showed me what love is supposed to feel like. I often ask him if he can find me again in the next life because I honestly cannot bare to be without him anymore. Did you know that, I was convinced that I would never meet my ‘true love’? I treated relationships like fashion trends. Fleeting between boys and not really putting any heart into them. That was until Adam came along. If you’re in love then you’ll know how this feels.

I never, ever knew I could feel so whole.

I went back to full time employment. Not a decision I took lightly, I’ll have you know. Within two months of being there I have also been offered one of three promotions. On thing I have always beaten myself up for is my inability to take pressure in a job and work my way up in a role. I have always cracked under the pressure of a full time job. I was convinced the other staff members hated me. Or, my home life was in shreds so I couldn’t handle keeping up appearances of having my shit together.

This time around, I did it right, I worked my ass off and it’s so nice to see the pay off.

I went a whole year without a mental breakdown. It sounds silly but it’s true. Every year prior to this one, I have had to have time off work because I’ve been unable to function. It has felt like a huge achievement to not take time off for stress or anxiety.

Am I a little sad that I’m not a millionaire business woman with all my dreams coming true? Of course I am but I’m also happy. I survived another year and I achieved some amazing things.

Everyone is on their own journey in life. We all peak at different things, in different ways and at different times. So, please don’t feel like you’re playing catch up with everyone else.

Lets see what the next year has in store, shall we?!