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Pop In A Box Referral System

Pop In A Box are now offering a 5% discount to all new members when they join via a referral link.

Whats better is as a thank you, the referer gets a free pop for every four people refered.

Already signed up to PIAB? Visit popinabox.co.uk/user/free-pops to get your own referral link and start earning free pops.

Not a member yet feel free to use ours to get 5% off your order https://popinabox.co.uk/?a=P1neapple there is nothing stopping you then grabbing your own and earning some free pops too.

What’s even better is the number of people you refer and the number of pops you can get is unlimited. Refer 4 people get a free pop, refer 8 and get 2 etc etc etc.

Pop In A Box Referral System
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Pop Vinyl Hunt: Smyths

We went on a POP Vinyl Hunt today it was a really fun time finding all the new items that were on offer.

It all started from a rumour that Sainsburys is going to be stocking Funko POP! as part of their Fathers Day Promotion. Some stores had already rolled them out and others had no clue about it so we had to investigate naturally.

To our disappointment there was no sign of anything in our local Sainsburys store and we had heard some stores have been lucky to have a few Metallic Chase Jokers in. After some digging and a conversation with Sainsuburys Twitter Team we discovered that even though they have the stock they’ve been told not to sell until it’s closer to fathers day.

So disappointed and empty handed we thought that’s where the day would end and went to get some new shelving but still needed a POP! Fix. This took us to Smyth’s Toy Store and thank God it did.

We have been to this particular shop a good few times checking in every now and then to see if they have any hidden gems but today was an extra special surprise. They must have just had a delivery in and now had a full section of Inside Out figures from the new film and so the promo stand was the fullest we had seen it.

We thought this was amazing in its self lots of pops to choose from is always a good thing but as we walked around the store we just found more and more hidden in different sections they had clearly run out of space on the stand and decided to spread them out but this was awesome and it became a little bit of a treasure hunt.

Going from section to section seeing if there was any pops hiding on the shelves, we found WWE, DC, Frozen, and to our delight Cinderella.

Cinderella came home with us as our girls love the new film, our collection is growing so fast . Here they are now proudly on their “Out of Reach” shelf 😀

Cezz AKA Droidbeard

Getting Back to Basics

Getting Back to Basics is a simple but beautiful look for everyday, for mums with their 10 mins to get ready before shipping the kids off to school or the laid back I just rolled out of bed looking gorgeous look. This look updates the neutral everyday creams and browns with and infusion of colour.


  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation spf 15 – NC15
  • MAC Select Moisturecover – NW15
  • MAC Powder Blush – Frankly Scarlet
  • Lily Lolo Finishing Powder – Flawless Silk



  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Eye Shadow – Vanilla (All over Eyelid)
  • MAC Eye Shadow –  Soba (Crease)
  • Urban Decay Eye Shadow – Honey (mid to end of eyelid)
  • Me Me Me Eye Inspire Catwalk Quad – Goddess Eyes ( Dark Gold to end of eyelid)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner – Onyx
  • Loreal Super Liner Eye Liner – Black
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven (Curl lashes first, 2x coats)



  • Mac Lip Pencil – Redd
  • Urban Decay Lipstick – Naked

Beauty From Within

Its a been almost a year maybe just under since my last post and a lot has happened since then. As you will all remember I got married last October and what me and Mr.Retro found out not long after was we were expecting our 3rd child. So the last year has been mostly filled with growing bigger, clothes not fitting and finding time for sleep was far more important than putting my make up on. I guess that sounds bad loving my make up as much as I do but thats what pregnancy did to me.

Since our little boy was born in June I have been trying to lose the weight I gained during pregnancy, I managed to slim down for my wedding but getting the weight off this time seems to be harder. It took my wedding to motivate me last time and Id had two pregnancies before that so the last couple of weeks I have been trying to decide what are the best things for me. Fitting exercise around 3 very busy kids and normal day to day life is very tough. The best thing to do I’ve found (which sounds so cliche) is drink water whenever you can, exercise whenever you can, don’t make working out a chore (Zumba is Great fun), eating loads of fruit and veg and radiate confidence (even if your faking it).

Which leads me to the title of this post, I never quite understood the phrase “Beauty From Within” when I was younger, in my teens it was simple black or white you were either pretty or you were not. When you enter your late teens to early 20s this is when most people will basically stand up to the world and say this is me either like it or go away. Now I’m in my late 20s I think I’m finally understanding what it means. Its not all about the make up you wear, everybody has body hang ups even the people you think are perfect have things they dislike about themselves. Its that little bit of concealer, red lippy, favourite top or skirt that can make us feel beautiful and when we feel beautiful we look beautiful. For any Castle fans, Martha (Castles Mum) got it spot on, everyone sees something wrong with their body be it a wobbly belly or flat bum and we spend the rest of our lives trying to find that happiness with ourselves we had as a child, the age of innocence that all it took was a plastic tiara and a tutu (or princess dress) to feel beautiful.


What works for you?, What’s that one thing that makes you feel beautiful no matter what?

Late JolieBox Letter from UK Mail

Hiya Guys,

If you don’t go on Facebook that often you might have missed this update by JolieBox on the 4th July, here’s what they had to say:

Good afternoon. We have received an official email from UK Mail business sales manager Diane, who you can contact for further queries at: dianeharrison@ukmail.com. We hope this message sheds light on this problem for many of you, and we hope that everything will be resolved this week.

“Unfortunately due to a bug within the IT programming which resulted in the original boxes being sent out we were unable to scan as the labels showed as duplicates. However, at this stage the boxes were in a number of our depots up and down the country which had to be re-called to Wellingborough because this bug was identified.

Once all boxes were returned to the originating depot we then organised re-labelling, at our cost, and have now resent into the network for delivery.

Would you please extend our apologies for the frustration and inconvenience caused to both your company and your customers.”

So this is what happened, this is why our boxes were delayed yet 3 weeks later some of us are still waiting, do you think this is good enough?