Arcade Block – The Video Game Mystery Box

Hi guys,

As you all know, subscription boxes are extremely popular at the moment. You can almost get any type of mystery box online for all sorts of prices and for various time periods, monthly, quarterly etc.

I have had a few different beauty subscriptions in the past but I wanted something a bit more fun and different to look forward to each month. I was looking around at the mountain of options online and I stumbled upon Nerd Block. They have so many great reviews, unboxing vidoes and one of my favourite youtubers Barnacules Nergasm has featured these on his channel.

So unlike many other subscription box services, Nerd Block has six different types of boxes to choose from. These include the classic Nerd Block, Arcade Block, Horror Block, Comic Block and a boys and girls junior box. The junior boxes cost $13.99 per month and the other four blocks are $19.99 per month with a t-shirt included every month. You can pick your size to suit and also you can change the type of box you want each month.

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There are savings if you subscribe for more than one month at a time:

  • 3 months – $17.99 per month ($53.97 one time payment & shipping)
  • 6 months – $16.99 per month ($101.94 one time payment & shipping)
  • 12 months – $15.99 per month ($191.88 one time payment & shipping)

For further information or if you want to subscribe to Nerd Block and choose your favourite box, check out the website here: https://www.nerdblock.com/

I must say, the guys are Nerd Block are great at answering emails and tweets. They also have an online chat box on their website.

Anyways, down to the fun stuff… opening the box! I received my Arcade Block last night and here was what I got:

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The box comes with a list of the items inside (for customs I’d say) so don’t spoil it on yourself and read the label when it comes!

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I think I will stick with Arcade Block for next month also and then switch it up to the classic or horror… too much choice! If I could have them all, that would be perfect 😉

No negative remarks on this. The t-shirt was a bit small this month for me, so I am just going to adjust my order on my account and the get larger size for next month.

If you have tried any of these please let me know in the comments below. ❤

Outfit Inspiration Feat. Boohoo & New Look

Hi guys,

I love browsing through various online stores and adding items to my wishlist. I’m always coming up with outfit ideas and looking through magazines for inspiration. Boohoo and New Look are my two favorite online shops at the moment.

So for this look below, I found all items on Boohoo. This site is very inexpensive and I love the quality and range of items.

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All items available at http://www.boohoo.com

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ALPHA-H Liquid Gold

I recently ordered The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons (see post here: https://irishallure.com/2015/09/01/the-cult-beauty-box-by-caroline-hirons/) and while I was on the Cult Beauty website I picked up ALPHA-H Liquid Gold.

I have heard so many good things about this product and I have been dying to try it out myself.

This product is an award-winning treatment that targets wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentation by using low pH delivery system. Basically, it works overnight to “brighten and revitalise” both tired and ageing skin and improves your complexion.

The key ingredients include glycolic acid, licorice extract and silk proteins and it is recommended for mature skin.

It is advised that you cleanse your skin as normal and apply the Liquid Gold to your face, neck and décolletage using a cotton pad every second night. Once dry, apply your usual moisturiser or serum as normal. If you would rather an intense treatment then do not follow with anything after the Liquid Gold.
I got my bottle at http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk for £33.50

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The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons

Hi guys,

So, I was lucky enough to get my hands on The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons. First of all, if you don’t know about the Cult Beauty website you can find it here – http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/ . They have a range of products from make up to skincare. It’s a great site for finding some of the world’s best beauty products that you might not easily find elsewhere.

Secondly, if you don’t know who Caroline Hirons is… then where have you been?? You can find her blog here http://www.carolinehirons.com/ and her youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/dixierae25 . Caroline is a genius, look her up, listen to her… laugh with her. She’s just fab.

The box was £100 but was worth a total of £171.13 – full details below.

So I unboxed these goodies last night. See below for some pics and more info on the products inside ❤

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Outfit Inspiration – Day to Night Feat. Asos.com

Day to Night: Look 1

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http://www.asos.com – details below.

All items for this day look are available at http://www.asos.com at the prices below:

ASOS Woven Cami Top With Double Straps – €16.59

ASOS PETITE Ridley Skinny Jeans in Darlia Dark Blue Wash – €41.48

New Look Pointed Flat Slipper Shoe – €17.96

Oasis Waterfall Cardigan with Chiffon Detail – €41.48

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FIGHTERFOOD – Day 1 & 2

Hi guys,

So I have complete two days on my Fighterfood meal plan. I wanted to update you all on how it is going so far. I started it on  Sunday so I could have a day to adjust to it while I was at home and prepare myself then for the long week ahead. For breakfast I had two chicken, spinach and roasted pepper frittatas with a side salad. These were lovely but I didn’t quite finish all of my side salad. I had this at about 10am and it kept me going until lunch. Lunch I had a little later at 2pm and this was a chicken and French bean salad. This was my favourite. I heated it up in the microwave for about 3 or 4 minutes until piping hot and had it with a large glass of water and a warm cup of green tea afterwards. I must say, I stayed really full until dinner came around. I had salmon, which I never have had before. This was a really nice surprise. It was all seasoned so well and it came with sweet potatoes…. Hello!

Ok, day 2….Mondays, gotta love ’em. So my work day starts 8am but I have to get my tired butt out of bed at 6am. By the time I get to work, set up for the day and handle any calls from the previous day, I don’t get my breakfast until 10am. I don’t mind this, I have my routine and I’m used to it now. So this morning I had raisin and cinnamon granola. I really enjoyed this even though it was not as sugary as my usual cereals. It kept me really full until lunch time at 1pm. For lunch I had chicken with Asian rice and vegetables. Again, yummy and filled me right up. I had my dinner at 7pm… long wait I know, but I keep drinking water and I have a really busy work schedule in the afternoon and evening. For dinner I had cajun chicken with rice. It was just enough. I realised that my usual portions are huge. I didn’t need a big portion to feel satisfied. The sauce was just enough too, usually I pour this on. So far, I’m learning to adjust and eat smaller but still feel satisfied and full.

I took these pictures of each of my meals and the nutritional values in each:

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Breakfast Day 1:

Chicken, Spinach, Red Pepper frittata – 198 cals, 4% carbs, 34% protein and 62% fat

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Lunch Day 1:

Chicken and French Bean Salad – 267 cals, 8% carbs, 73% protein and 20% fat.

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Dinner Day 1:

Tandoori grilled salmon with sweet potatoes and vegetables – 377 cals, 34% carbs, 29% protein and 37% fat.

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Breakfast Day 2:

Raisin and cinnamon granola – 241 cals, 45% carbs, 9% protein and 46% fat.

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Lunch Day 2:

Chicken with Asian rice/vegetables – 273 cals, 35% carbs, 43% protein and 22% fat.

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Dinner Day 2:

Cajun style chicken – 360 cals, 41% carbs, 46% protein and 13% fat.

I’ll come back and assess again after the third and fourth day and then again after the final two days. Hope the meals provide some inspiration and you can always create your own or modify the ideas above to suit yourself.

Over the first two days I have lost 3 pounds but I also just feel energized and less bloated. My hunger levels are good and I don’t feel the need to dig into the chocolate press yet!

My challenge over day 3 & 4 – DRINK MORE WATER!!!!

You can check out FIGHTERFOOD here at www.fighterfood.ie

FIGHTERFOOD! Meal delivery plan

Hi guys, So I decided to try out a home delivery meal plan. I’ve always wanted to try a service like this but never got around to picking one that suits me. All meals are delivered and are ready for you to just heat up and eat! This is so handy for me with a hectic work schedule and  also while studying at night.

There are different meal plans for you to choose from at different prices. You can also order the meals individually to suit. I went with meal plan 3 for €125 which gives me 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners. You can pick from a range of choices with different options to suit everyone.

Meal Plan 03 – 6 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for €125

6 Dinners

Tandoori Grilled Salmon
Cajun Style Chicken X3
Herb Baked Cod X2

6 Lunches

Super food Salad (chicken)
Moroccan Style Cous Cous (chicken)
Mexican Style Chopped Salad (chicken)
Mediterranean style chickpea salad (chicken)
French Bean, Sun-dried Tomato Salad (chicken)
Asian Veg & Brown Rice Salad (chicken)
Baby Leaf Salad (chicken)

6 Breakfasts

Chicken, spinach, roast red pepper and egg frittata X2
Raisin & Cinnamon Granola X2
Maple & Pecan Granola Crunch
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I ordered this on the Thursday before 5pm and they had it delivered to the house on Saturday morning. The customer service was really helpful when I emailed about delivery times. They texted me at 8.15am to let me know my delivery time and then again 20 minutes before they arrived.

I started my meals today so after dinner I will update with pictures, nutritional values, energy levels etc