Blogger Mail – A 50 Plus Unwrapping

Blogger mail, reveals, and unboxing on Youtube is a huge trend with the younger generation. My six-year-old grandson delights in watching children of his age unwrapping toys or opening ???And the younger 20/30-year-old blogging/vlogging generation seem to do this on a regular basis

I don’t have huge amounts of blogger mail flying through the letterbox, but when I did receive a few items over the past month the more I got to thinking if the youngsters can do it so can I!!

A couple of items here and there that don’t really warrant a whole written blog post but items that I feel are worthy of a mention are here listed below and I did film my own blogger unboxing/mail.

I’m wondering if my readers/watchers like this idea? I know I like to watch my friends on Instagram stories showing off their new items. But then again I’m very nosey!

Here’s my little haul of items that I’ve received…


blogger mail


Look good feel better makeup brush set.

we can never have enough makeup brushes, can we? But after reading the box these brushes actually have a really good purpose alongside their brand.

“Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only worldwide cancer charity providing practical support for women and teenagers struggling with the visible side effects of their cancer treatment.

For over 20 years this programme has helped people face cancer with confidence. By purchasing this product you will enable LGFB to extend its free skincare and makeup workshops across the uk”

These brushes have an antimicrobial technology to help eradicate harmful bacteria too. They are super soft and come in a handy pouch. But what a great way to support cancer victims.

The website has so much advice for cancer victims and how to get support, I wanted to share this with you in case you may know someone who has cancer or you would like to support. You can find the website here


Caudalie – My new skincare love


blogger mail Caudalie

This brand is growing on me fast! You may have seen my last post about the brand and these two items were a welcome surprise. I have used them since unwrapping and they are fantastic.

I much prefer a foaming cleanser over cream or milky ones and the exfoliator is absolutely amazing! If you’re looking for a good scrubbing facial exfoliator then this is the one for you! The regular exfoliator that I used for years has now been discontinued and this one fits the bill very nicely.

The cleanser is a watery base that foams as you pump and then froths up when applied and massaged to your damp face. Very impressed! I now have nearly all I need to complete a facial with the Caudalie brand. I will be videoing a film for that too soon.

Leighton Denny Polish And Base/Top Coat

blogger mail leighton denny

If you caught my Instagram stories (You can find me here) You may have seen me applying this over my regular nail colour. A subtle sparkle that adds a great shine, and the base coat I haven’t tried before. So I put it to the test and I’m pleased to say it’s bearing up very well. I’m a huge fan of Leighton Denny nail varnishes, they always stand the test of time with my busy hands.

I will be sharing my thoughts on the polish and base/top coat later today on my stories to share how it’s stood up to my daily grind!


blogger mail wet brush pro


Two new hairbrushes in my blogger mail. Both from Wet Brush Pro. I haven’t tried the extra large round Blowout brush yet. This will be fantastic for a smooth and bouncy finish on my long hair. The Carbon ionic infused barrel will provide superior thermal styling apparently.

The Pink de – Tangler brush I have used. I normally just let my hair dry off and then add the dryer to my mop but I have started to use this. I start bottom to top for no-tangle and this new brush just glides on through. If you have porous or brittle hair, this little beauty is for you.


4711 Original Eau De Cologne

blogger mail

Who remembers this?!! I was so happy to receive this gorgeous smelling scent. I used to use this many years ago! I love the citrus smell of this and it gives me a feeling of home? comfort? relaxed? I’m not sure how to describe it!

My nan used to douse herself in this and it really brings back fond memories. Did you know this 4711 cologne has been going since 1792!!

“4711 Original Eau De Cologne has a positive effect on body, mind and soul”

Used by men as well as women apparently. 4711 by Muelhens is a refined, fruity fragrance. It possesses a blend of citrus oils lemon & orange, light floral rose, and sandalwood oil. All I know is that it’s a pleasure to have in my possession and I will be taking this on my holiday. Counting down the days my friends!


Urban Veda


Last part of my blogger mail contained this little set of body lotion and facial cream from Urban Veda. The cream is good for pore minimising and oily skin. My skin isn’t oily, but I do have the dreaded large pores on the nose problem, so will be applying it there. I haven’t used it as of yet because I’m trialling some new creams to report about to my dear readers.

Looking at the Urban Vedas web page I can see it’s very popular though. They have five major beauty awards under their belt.

I hope you found something of interest in this blogger mail?

So that’s me all done! I hope you will pop over and take a look at the film of this unwrapping too? Here’s the link to the film below. There’s a couple of new holiday items on there too



I think I need to work out those thumbnail intros!

Xo Laurie

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  1. May 19, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    What fun products! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmotgersLinkParty.

    • laurie
      May 20, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Thank you Lori xx

  2. May 9, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    My daughter loves watching toy opening videos too! Sometimes she catches me watching bloggers opening packages and likes to have a nosy to see what they’ve got. Whenever I get a package she always wants to open it for me. It won’t be long before she has her own YouTube channel I think!I love the unicorn mug – I’ve got a fox and a flamingo mug but I don’t use them – they’re too nice!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 7:31 am

      We all love to be a little bit nosey I think. I know I do! I like watching them too xx

  3. I’m 53 and I don’t remember that 4711 cologne. I must have been under a rock. I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I love unboxing’s because it feeds my…..OMG I need that now addiction. Ha ha. How does the Urban Veda smell? I’m in the market for some new cream.

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Firstly, thank you for stopping by Stacey! I’m so pleased you like the blog. The Urban Veda smells like plants. Not flowers, imagine a grassy smell. I hope that makes sense! It’s a very natural based cream. Great for sensitive skin. It doesn’t irritate mine, so that’s a bonus! xx

      • laurie
        May 10, 2018 / 7:52 am

        I will send you the link Stacey xx

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Thank you for hosting! xx

  4. May 3, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Those makeup brushes look so soft and lush! #BloggerClubUK

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 8:02 am

      They’re really good quality. I really like that the brand stands for a good cause! xx

  5. May 3, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Ooh lucky you! I’m hoping to start getting more blogger mail soon! Enjoy the weekend x

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Nothing better eh? I hope you get lots of goodies Michelle! Thanks for stopping by xx

  6. May 2, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Love that cologne bottle and packaging – and smell is great for bringing back memories too isn’t it? Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Yes excactly that Stephanie. I love it xx

  7. May 2, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Wow you have been sent some fan bits. I watch some of your stories and like the unboxing. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you, Sarah. I’m glad you enjoy them xx

  8. May 1, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Yes I have to say I enjoyed being nosy but what made it was your narrative. Thanks for sharing. I’m stunned 4711 are still going and the packaging looks identical.

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Aw, I see that as a huge compliment! I wouldn’t listen to me for too long! I hate my voice! The 4711 is excactly the same. Gorgeous xx

  9. May 1, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Wow what a haul – lucky you!!! Beautiful top! #Anythinggoes

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you! xx

  10. May 1, 2018 / 2:07 am

    I like blog posts like this but I never watch the videos I see on Facebook or YouTube. I am not sure why but it is not my thing.

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      fair comment! They say people are either readers or watchers. xx

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you1! Thanks for stopping by xx

  11. Jodie
    April 30, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    How fun to get these things, Laurie!!!
    I’m always loving trying new products, so it’s fun to see what is out there!!

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      Yes, it’s fun, isn’t it? Plus you find those gems you don’t know how you did without before! xx

  12. April 30, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    That’s quite a haul you have there! 😉 Always fun seeing unboxing videos, I say!

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return for more xx

  13. April 30, 2018 / 11:29 am

    I love seeing posts like this! It always shows off products I have forgotten about, or seeing for the first time. so fun!

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you! I’m doing the right thing then? The comments seem to indicate it’s a fun thing to watch. Even at our age xx

  14. April 30, 2018 / 11:15 am

    That’s a nice few bits of blogger mail right there! #blogstravaganza

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      It was a fun thing to do. Thanks! xx

  15. April 30, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I love nail polish and always on the prowl for new brands! #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      May 10, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Loving this Leighton Denny Heather. You may have seen on my stories how hard wearing it is. Totally recommend xx

  16. April 28, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    You got some wonderful products. I love a company that gives back like the brush company. That’s wonderful. You are right about a good exfoliator, it just revives your skin and gives you a glow. Thanks for joining Fabulous Friday! XO

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Lisa. And yes I love the idea that Look Good feel Great has.

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you, Zoe! xx

  17. April 28, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Laurie My Nan used to wear 4711 too!
    Settling down to watch the video now!
    best xxxx

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Hope you enjoy! xx

  18. April 28, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Enjoy your haul Laurie…looking forward to your reviews.

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks Hilda! I’m enjoying the Caudalie exfoliator xx

  19. April 28, 2018 / 8:19 am

    How lucky to receive these goodies. I’m excited for your holiday. I’ll try to remember to post photos of paintings I did of places I enjoyed in Malta.
    Hugs, x.

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Please do Mary. I didn’t know you painted xx

  20. April 28, 2018 / 7:21 am

    Hi Laurie, watched your video yesterday, loved it 🙂 Can’t wait to see more of your vlogs. Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks, Claire! That gives me the will to go on! xx

  21. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    April 27, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    I love this video Laurie. 🙂
    I wish you a great weekend, XO Tina

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you so much Tina!

  22. April 27, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    What fun, I love the big paddle brushes and do need a new one, so will take a look. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Please do Jacqui. A worthy cause xx

  23. April 27, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    What a lot of great goodies you’ve received, Laurie! I’m fast becoming a big fan of Caudalie. Love, love, love the 70s top you’re wearing! xxx

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you, Ann. I love mums vintage stuff xx

  24. April 27, 2018 / 11:27 am

    What a fabulous haul… even better when you receive it through the post, always a nice surprise 🙂 Sim x #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you, it was a nice surprise! Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Maria xx

  25. April 27, 2018 / 7:25 am

    That black top is very nice but the one you are wearing is fantastic! What a beautiful print!

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you Nancy! Just need some sun now! xx

  26. Marianne
    April 26, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    I will be interested in your thoughts about the Leighton Denny nail base and topcoat as I was thinking about buying this – I will wait now to see how you got on with it.

    • laurie
      April 29, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      I left my thoughts on my Instagram stories Marianne. The varnish with the top/base coat lasted a good five days. That’s with me typing all the time and all the everyday stuff like the housework, and I’m allergic to rubber gloves! I’m impressed xx

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