Huge Lush Haul (Mothers Day)

Huge Lush Haul (Mothers Day)

We all know how much I love Lush. So when February 17th came around I went straight to my local store at Leeds White rose to stock up on their Mothers Day range. They still had some Valentines products left too so I stocked up on a couple of my Favourites as well as a couple of regular lines.

I’ll start with the Mothers Day Range products that I picked up. I think the range this year is truly beautiful.

Ups-A-Daisy Bath Bomb

This beautiful, double sided Bath Bomb is the perfect balance of Floral and Citrus.

It contains Rosewood Oil, Orange Oil and Rose Absolute. It really makes you feel like you’ve just woken up in the middle of spring, thrown your window open and caught a wiff of your nana’s flower garden.

It’s a really happy Bath Bomb.

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Elsie the Giraffe (You’re Havin’ a Bath)

How adorable is Elsie? I’m not sure if I can face using her. I’d feel mean!

She smells similar to the Valentines Lovestruck Bubble Bar with that Sweet Citrus smell.

With uplifting Lemon and Grapefruit Oil she is really good to use on a morning to awake the senses.

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MUM (Yellow and Pink) Bath Bombs

Again this is a sweet Citrus/Floral scent with Lemon and Sweet Orange Oil to invigorate the senses, but with Rose Oil it also calms the mind and makes you want to lay there forever. (Well, until the water goes cold… but you can always top it up….)

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Your Mother Should Know Bubble Bar

Stressed? Give this a try.

It’s combination of Neroli Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Rosewood Oil and Orange Flower Absolute leaves you feeling calm and collected.

Recommended for night time use to send you off into a peaceful slumber.

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Baa Bar Bubble Bar

Look at this little guy! This lovely little sheep really wants you to be off counting his friends!

Is there anything more relaxing than Lavender and Violet? No. The answer is no. Which is why they have teamed up to make this the most relaxing bath you will ever have.

The Soya Milk leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh, ready to slip into your favourite PJ’s and snuggle down for the night.

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Pink Custard

Coconut Milk, Neroli Oil, Lavender and Tonka. Need I say more? Sweet and Floral. Relaxing, and It’s called Pink Custard… PINK CUSTARD!

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That’s all I picked up from the Mothers Day range which is nearly all of it but not quite.

Moving on to what I picked up from the Valentines range…

Ladybird Bubble Bar

Peppermint is one of my favourite scents and this is one of the main components of this cute little guy.

The refreshing, cooling, tingling feeling from the Peppermint is soon followed by a Floral scent which I personally really like. The two different scents are very different yet they go so well together.

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Lovestruck Bubble Bar

This Emoji is in my most frequently used on my iPhone so it’s only right that I would love it in Bubble Bar form.

Just like Elsie the Giraffe (above) he is very sweet and citrusy. I have paired this guy previously with Over and Over Bath Bomb for a truly Citrus burst!

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Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar

Again this is another very relaxing scent.

Lavender is so prominent in this lovely, sparkly, colourful horn it makes you really sleepy.

I sometimes pair this with the Lady Bird Bubble Bar as I think the scents really compliment each other.

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Brightside Bubble Bar

Welcome to Summer!… I wish.

At least you can feel like it by using this in your baths. The Mandarin and Tangerine Oil really comes through and leaves you craving an ice cold Tango whilst you sunbathe. You also feel like you’re bathing in Tango. Just without the stickiness.

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Blackberry Bath Bomb

I love the deep purple water you get from using this Bath Bomb

Bergamot and Frankincense Oil are sweet and relaxing which is great!

When I smelt this in store I was in two minds as to whether to get it or not but I’m so glad I did! The scent in the water is a lot better than the initial scent from the Bomb.

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Floating Island Bath Oil

Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla. Heaven, heaven heaven.

I Love this scent! White Chocolate, Vanilla and Shea Butter make for a mouth wateringly good scent! I almost want to eat it!

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Rainbow FUN

7 different colours, 7 different scents.

I love that FUN can be used as so many things! Soap, Shampoo and Bubble Bars. All in one lovely product. They’re so versatile and FUN to use!

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MMMelting Marshmallow Moment

I have to constantly stay stocked up on these or I get Snow Fairy withdrawal symptoms.

I never really stocked up on the Snow Fairy goodies at Christmas and I regret it a hell of a lot! So I’m really glad these little bundles of joy are available!

The super sweet, bubblegum, candy floss heavenly scent is my all time favourite!

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Yoga Bath Bomb

I can’t wait to use this!

According to the lady behind the counter, this should come with a warning to not use heavy machinery after use.

Definitely one for before Bed Time!

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I told you this was a HUGE haul… but you didn’t believe me huh?

Well there you have it.

If you would like a more in depth review of any of the products listed above do let me know and once I have used them I will let you know!

Speak soon!

S xxx

February 2017 Primark Haul

February 2017 Primark Haul

Hello everybody!

So, at the weekend I decided I simply didn’t have enough clothes, so I popped in my car, drove to the White Rose and into Primark I went. There were so many cute blouse style shirts that I loved but I own too many so I refrained from buying anymore.

What I did need were some new Jeans/Jeggings…

I picked up two pairs of super soft, stretchy Jeggings in Grey and Black. They were only £6 each so I couldn’t say no. They fit so well, I don’t get that annoying scrunch at the bottom of the leg which I always seem to get with any leggings/jeans.

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And what better to go with Grey and Black Jeggings? Grey Ankle boots!

These were only £7, an absolute steal! They are so comfortable to wear. Definitely glad I picked these up!

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On the theme of Grey, I spotted this beautiful top.

The pale grey with the White flower detail definitely brings me into Spring. It’s perfect for day wear but could also be dressed up and look amazing at night! The flared sleeves add a touch of elegance. It really is a beautiful top.

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French Kiss Perfume

I am not one to wear perfume, but this smells gorgeous! Its sweet and a little bit fruity. Not too over powering but it doesn’t disappear. I think the bottle is absolutely adorable. It was only £8 so I am over the moon. My Boyfriend spotted it and picked it out for me so I know he definitely likes it.

PS… Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon

I own a few bits from the PS… Makeup collection. These crayons never let me down. I mainly own the nude shade lipsticks so i decided to push the boat out and go a little more vibrant. I love the fuchsia pink colour of this lipstick and I love the way it looks on my lips. At only £2.50 it definitely gives other brands a run for their money

 

And that’s it, that’s all I got this time round. I’m sure I’ll be back in store soon!

Speak soon

S x

January 2017 Favourites

January 2017 Favourites

Hello everybody!

Today I am going to show you what my faves were for January…

This is primarily skin care as I’ve only recently found a good night time skin routine so I thought I would share it with you all.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

OK so wow. I’d been hesitant to try the Liz Earle products due to me having very sensitive skin; I’m always wary of paying high prices for products when i’m not sure whether I’ll be able to use them or not. After a long discussion with one of the ladies at Liz Earle, and after finding out this range was developed with Eczema and sensitivity in mind I was up for giving it a go. I must say it did not disappoint. My skin has never felt clearer or more supple. I will be trying a few of their other products next time I go into Leeds.

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No7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Toner

Up until now, I’d never really found a toner which my skin liked. They all seemed to dry out my already dry skin even more. However, this one is different, it leaves my skin soft and supple, yet doesn’t add any oil. I love it! I used it pretty much all of January and I’m no more than an 8th of the way down the bottle so it will definitely last me a while.

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Clarins Daily Energizer Cream

I was welcomed into the Clarins range by a sample of their Daily Energizer Lotion which was in the bottom of my drawer waiting to be used from god knows how long ago! The sample lasted me about 2 weeks of daily use so it was very generous for a sample product. I went online to try to find the full size product, but had no luck. I gave their help line a call, turns out the Daily Energizer Lotion was discontinued over 18 months ago. Now do you have an idea how long i had the sample… However, thankfully the Daily Energizer Cream was practically the same product so I went ahead and bought it. It is definitely thicker than the Lotion but it feels more nourishing that way. Definitely a win for me.

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That’s it for my January favourites. I have a lot of products that I am trying this month so I can’t wait for the end of February to see what I fall in love with in the next 21 days.

Speak soon

S x

Mini Lush Haul

Mini Lush Haul

Everybody loves a Lush Haul, even if it is one of the smallest ones I’ve done!

My collection is growing rapidly, faster than I can use it, but if it smells good I can’t resist. I don’t want to resist!

So here is what I got…

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Soft Coeur Massage Bar (The heart)

I have never had this massage bar before but the scent is to die for! A sweet Toffee scent with hints of Vanilla and Honey, made with Cocoa Butter to really nourish the skin. With its hidden honey and Cocoa center, it will leave skin soft and sweetly scented! Pure heaven!

Tender Is The Night Massage Bar

Again, I have never had this massage bar, but its pretty design drew me in. Looking at the massage bars, they always make me crave White Chocolate! This bar is made using Shea Butter and Murumuru Butter which will leave the skin feeling so incredibly soft. The scent is Vanilla, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine. Perfect for a cosy night in and for winding down after a long day!

2 x Butterball Bath Bombs

These! These are just amazing! This is in my top 3 favourite lush scents by far. Ylang Ylang and Cocoa butter. Smells like chocolate. Good enough to eat. It dissolves in the bath and coats the skin in really nourishing oils. You almost don’t feel like you have to moisturise afterwards.

Comforter Bubble Bar

I am relatively new to discovering the Comforter Scent. It’s so sweet and fruity. Smells just like concentrated Blackcurrant with Bergamot to lift you from Sad to Happy.

The Kiss Lip Scrub

This is the second in my collection of Lip Scrubs, it smells so sweet! Made with a loving blend of Sea Salt, Cocoa Butter, Caster Sugar, Almond Oil and Mandarin Oil, it gently exfoliates the lips while providing them with moisture. Personally I think the little hearts are a bit odd. But that’s a mental thing I think. Other than that, its a great scrub!

This haul truly was a combination of my favourite lush scents. I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the Easter and Mothers Day products. I’ve seen them online and planned what I will be purchasing so i’m excited for them to arrive in stores!

Speak soon

S x

Get to know me in 25!

Get to know me in 25!

Hello everyone! Happy Saturday!

Seen as I’m new here I thought you’d like to get to know me a little better…

Why don’t you let me know a bit about yourself too!

  1. What is my middle name: Louise, don’t know where it came from but 90% of the people I come across that are my age seem to have it!
  2. Favourite subject at school: Definitely textiles. I loved it. It’s the only subject I got an A* in so I’m very proud of that!
  3. Favourite drink: Caramel Mocha/tea. Unless we are talking alcohol then it’s pretty much any cocktail! 🍸
  4. Favourite songs: at the moment it’s I would like by Zara Larson.
  5. Favourite food: Maple syrup and bacon pancakes 🥓🥞 🤤
  6. Last thing I bought: I last hauled a bunch of Lush products 
  7. Favourite book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  8. Favourite colour: Rose Gold
  9. Pets?: I have a cat called Smudge. She lives with my auntie but she’s still my baby. 
  10. Favourite perfume: Honestly I don’t really wear perfume but I love anything sweet.
  11. Favourite holiday: In 2010 I went on the trip of a lifetime to Paris. I got the tickets for my 16th birthday and I cried for a good hour. I was so excited and I truly loved it! 
  12. Am I married: Not yet! Hurry up Jordan 😘 
  13. Ever been out of the country: Yes. More than 15 times.
  14. Speak any other languages: I can speak Spanish. I studied it for 5 years. However, I’ve forgotten about 75% of it so I can ask for a beer and how you are. That’s all that matters right?
  15. Any siblings: No I’m an only child 👩‍👧
  16. Favourite shop: Now this is easy. It’s Lush! Closely followed by The Body Shop and Primark. Can’t go wrong
  17. Favourite restaurant: Frankie & Bennys or Pizza Hut
  18. Last time I cried: Last week
  19. Favourite blog: I read so many, I can’t possibly chose.
  20. Favourite movie: Bridget Jones Trilogy
  21. Favourite TV show: Gilmore Girls. Currently watching all series on Netflix
  22. PC/MAC: I would love a MAC but at the moment it’s just a PC
  23. Current phone: iPhone 6s in Rose Gold
  24. How tall are you: Between 5’1″ & 5’2″
  25. Can I cook: Yes. I cook all meals in my house.

Now I don’t think there’s anything you don’t know!

Speak soon!

S x