March Birch box 

It’s that time of the month again ! 

I must say I was very impressed with this box ! This months box was a little different than the last few , it wasn’t the usual drawer type but a normal box style 

Everything was in another little baggy 

Ooohhh !!!! 

First up is Marcelle makeup remover ! 

Full price rrp £14.50

Next is the balance me instant life primer 

Full price rrp £22

Next is the benefit double the lip full size rrp £16.50

Korres shower gel full size rrp £8

Batiste 2-1 dry shampoo conditioner  full size rrp £4.49

Loved this box !!

Most likely to use : makeup remover , primer, dry shampoo 

Least likely to use : shower gel 

Team geek rating 👾👾👾👾

February Birch Box

Here’s the February birch box !

This is how it comes once it’s out of the outer packaging , it’s like a drawer type box.

I have a few of these now and I was going to glue a couple together to make myself a little stack of drawers ! 

Once you open the drawer this is what you see ! First impressions …..the makeup brush 😍

This is a tulip eye contour blending brush rrp £5.99

Next we have an eyeshadow pallet in champagne mocha full price rrp £15.99

Then we have a daily conditioning spray for your hair . Full price rrp £21 

Clear face care gel , full size rrp £5.69

Hydration mask full size rrp £29 for 6 (usually £66) 

Most likely to use : makeup brush 

Least likely to use : conditioning spray 

Team Geek rating 👾👾👾

Pamper and Plan Spa Weekend 2017 (Part One)

Pamper and Plan was created on the way home from the UKPA big meet . 

We realised that alot of us had crazy busy lives and lots of responsibility and deserved a weekend to ourselves. 

We wanted the atmosphere to be very relaxed with no rules .

We wanted everyone to be able to just sit and chat and show off their planners and favourite crafts . No husbands/ wives/partners , no kids . Just complete me time ! 

So Pamper and Plan was created , between Michelle Mills at Ugly Bug Plans and Kelly Bendelow at Hazydays UK and myself .

We chose the village hotel Newcastle as our venue . I have been there numerous times for weekends with my sister and husband and have always enjoyed myself. 

They have facilities such as spa , gym , pool, pub, Italian restaurant, a conference centre and even a Starbucks all on-site ! 

The plan was to have the Saturday as the main plan day and the Sunday as the main Pamper day . 

Friday 3rd March 2017

Michelle , kelly and myself travelled up on the Friday afternoon . The amount of stuff we had to take was unreal ! I was sat in the very back of Michelle’s car/van/minibus. 😂 

Once we arrived we realised we had a couple hiccups to contend with ! 

We recited our mantra a few times 

stay calm, relax, no stressing 😂😂😝

The lift was out of order , which was champion with a bazillion cases and boxes and p&p members with various different ailments 

Then we found out that we no longer had the BIG 150 capacity room we had booked 6 months previous but had been given two smaller rooms , next to each other but still split up …….. We later found out the reason why , (a terminally ill bride with weeks to live) of course we had no problem with the move and would of gladly planned in the Starbucks on the floor of we had to ! However it would of been appreciated if we had been given a heads up before we arrived ! 

Once we got our stuff into one of the function rooms we started getting the goody bags ready . 

I purposely left my fitbit at home thinking I would embarrass myself and do 30 steps all weekend as I was …… Relaxing ! 

Little did I know that I would do about 67 miles walking around 50 bags over and over and over again putting all of the stuff in them . There was an insane amount of things in them ! We hadn’t seen it all together before as each of us had different items sent to us . The generosity of the donations to the bags was fantastic ! 

I had been making items for the bags for months before hand ! 

I had made name badges for everyone ….. Now if you are a member of my Facebook group , or read my blog or know me in general you will know that I am awful when it comes to spelling and grammar ! Seriously ! So I thought oh I will copy Michelle’s list…… Little did I know that Michelle had just speed wrote the list 😝

I asked michelle and Kelly to check my spelling on everything however whenever they came to mine we always got distracted by planners so it wasn’t until the friday that we realised that there were a couple of mistakes ! I apologise to the couple of people who had bits wrong and to Natalie who just had a completely new surname 😂 if it’s any consolation it amused michelle so much she nearly wet herself 😂

Stay calm, relax, no stressing !

I made lots of little bits and bobs including

  • Envelopes
  • Invitations
  • Welcome letter
  • Weekend info letter
  • Letter seals
  • Letter sticker sampler
  • 2 page countdown set
  • Name badges
  • Personalised candles
  • KitKat wrappers 
  • Bag tags
  • Bag stickers 

And a few other bits and bobs I’ve forgot about . 

Once all the goody bags were made up we headed to the pub as people.were starting to arrive . I was VERY anxious however it was great ! 

Here’s some pics if my club room ! It was huge ! 

I was shattered but I was waiting for the most important guest of all ! My best friend Lou ! She was coming up from Telford and I haven’t seen her in ages ! I was desperate for her to get here !  

Despite the horrific weather and traffic she arrived late evening and was created with this 😂

Some crazy hot chicks waiting in bed for her 😍

Saturday 4th March 2017

Lou and myself got up early and went down for breakfast …… Breakfast at the village is divine ! So so nice !!

We then went down to sort my stall out and to get a few other bits and bobs ready. 

Michelle’s stall 

My tombola table , I have had a condition called Lipoedema since I was 9 , I am in pain 24 hours a day , there is a treatment however it isn’t funded by the NHS so my tombola was to help raise funds for that . The support from everyone totally overwhelmed me ! Special thanks to Suzy Stick it and Laura cairns for donating to it too 😘

The Geeky Planner stall 😍 massive thanks to my bestie Lou who manned my stall all day while I was chatting with everyone ! 

HazyDays UK

The raffle table , we had a bit of a panic on when we got there as we could only find about 4 things for the table however as you can see we needn’t of worried there were loads of great prizes ! 

Scarlett Moon Crafts by the lovely Alyson 
In the other room there was also Suzy Stick it and Mrs Brimbles

On the night time we went for a meal then headed back to the conference rooms for pamper & plan after dark ! 

Thanks to the gorgeous Lindsay and Jess I tried a dress on too ! I loved it and they blew my mind away when they gifted it to me ! #plannerfriendsmakethebestfriends 

I can’t wait to wear it at scotcon ! 

Then we headed back to my room and played Cards against Humanity until after 2am 

Sunday 5th march 

On the Sunday I slept through my alarm for …….nearly 2 hours !! 

We then went to breakfast …… The village breakfasts are the best ! 

I had a back massage and a facial it was lovely !! 

Once we got home , I discovered that I had stolen the planner princesses EC 😱 

Overall it was such an amazing weekend and I can’t wait to do it all again !!!
Lea 👾 

Marvel collector corps – X-Men

Marvel collector corps box is a geeky subscription box that is powered by both marvel and funko . All items in the box are exclusive . 

I have had lots and lots of geeky subscription boxes over the years and this is by far my favourite box !

I have every box since launch !

This box was very VERY late getting to me but it is finally here and it was worth the wait !

Each box comes with their own design and is a different size and shape each month depending on what they add into it !

Once you cut the tape and open up the box this is what you will see (I sound like Nerdy Newb on You tube 🤣 check her out she’s great !

Each set comes with a patch and pin !

On the patch is Storm (comic book version) Storm first appeared in X-Men in 1976 in #102

And on the pin is magneto. As everyone knows his primary power is control over magnetism however he can also project and manipulate and form of energy that is part of the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light , radio waves , ultraviolet light , gamma rays and x-rays.

When you pull back the flap with the patch and pin on (these boxes are designed fantastic and always good quality !) you get this

On the top is a spoiler card , on one side the next boxes theme and on the other side is what is in the box and the design ideas and prototypes- this is just a descent addition and I must say I absolutely love it !

Here’s the other side 

Under the spoiler card is the comic , just like the patch and pin you always get a comic which is normally a variant cover  with original art work on it , usually Funko pop inspired .

Champions variant addition #1

Now we get to thsee good stuff !!!

Under the comic is a t-shirt , this is the first ringer T-shirt in a marvel collector corps box ! Shirts can come in xs – xxxl , they are quite big fitting and wash well .

I will add a picture of me wearing it later . We often see the shirts with a funko theme on it so it’s good to see a “Normal” shirt for once !

Under the T-shirt are these beauties !

First is one of the rock candy’s


You can see on the box the MCC exclusive sticker (the first few sticker designs were shocking 😝) My box turned up a little damaged which has happened with a few boxes

And finally …. A POP RIDE !!!! 

This is awesome !!!! This is the first pop ride in any of the boxes !

And that’s it !

With the exchange rates etc at the moment this box costs £34.61 posted so well worth the money

I highly recommend this box

Favourite item: Pop Ride

Least favourite: Comic

Click here to find out more about Marvel Collector Corps

Lea 👾