30 Oct 2012

It’s a First for me

How can I call myself a beauty blogger & never have owned a LUSH bath product? I know its criminal right. Well last week I popped my LUSH bath bomb cherry. I picked up two & I must say it was a really difficult decision. They have so many to choose from. I was in there for so long trying to pick just two.

I went for the So White Bath Bomb £3.20. This is MASSIVE & I like the sound of the white outer shell shattering to reveal a fizzing pink heart. I’m looking forward to a relaxing pink bath. Perfect for the month of October with it being Breast Cancer Awareness month – a lovely pink fizzing bath.

I also picked up Candy Mountain Bubble Bar £2.45. This fun Pink & Green bubble bar smells really sweet. I love it. This smells the better of the two for sure. I’m interested to see how good the bubbles are with this. I love a really bubbly bubble bath. I am also excited to see what colour this makes my bath turn.

Candy Mountain & So White

I will be using these this week & I will let you know my thoughts. I can’t believe I have never bought any before but in my defense there are so many to choose from its quite overwhelming.

I’d love to know what are you favourite LUSH bath bombs, Melts, Bubble Bars. I want to pick up some more & would love your recommendations.

 

27 Oct 2012

Wishlist #3

One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six

These are the things I have been lusting over this past week. The new Models Own Wonderland Box Set is so pretty. I tried to buy them in Manchester but they were all sold out. The Stila Smudge Stick Set is great value for money and I made my hubby take a photo of it on his iPhone so he can get it for my Christmas (fingers crossed).

This Smokey Eyes Quad in Tawney from Topshop would be great for travelling – the four shades are really pretty and they’re the sort of colours I’d get ao much wear out of. I live in neutral eyeshadows. The Emu Oil Eye Cream has always intrigued me. I like the sound of it & my under eyes need all the help they can get.

Origin bring out great value gift sets at Christmas and this year there are so many I like the look of. This Let it Glow set is top of my list. Lastly The Body Shop Coconut Lip gloss sounds so nice. I love anything coconut it’s one of my favourite scents.

Have you tried any of these products? Or are you lusting after any of them?

25 Oct 2012

Weleda Citrus Deodorant

Weleda Citrus Deodorant

This was in my #LiveBloggers goody bag from the event back in September. I have been using it since the day I got it. I was excited to see it in our bags and I’ve used a few things from the Weleda Brand. The first thing I noticed was the weight of the product. It was really heavy, it’s a glass bottle which Weleda say is reusable – a great idea.  You do get 100ml of product and I’ve been using it for well over a month and hardly used any. It will last a good couple of months. I wanted to use this product for at least 6 weeks before reviewing it as I know that products can take a while to start working or for you to see any diference.

I was excited to really test this product out as I’d like to find a good natural deodorant  I know I worry about what chemicals I’m using on my underarms. With that area being particularly sensitive. This deodorant has a really lovely Citrus scent, it’s very fresh and pleasant  It is a scent that I really liked. Athough strong when you first put this on the Citrus doesn’t linger too long and it isn’t overpowering so wont interfere with your perfume.

I did notice that when I put this on after shaving it stung quite bad & I’m guessing this was due to the alcohol in it. So that was slightly unpleasant. I would say that I sweat an average amount. Nothing to crazy but I do like to feel like I can trust my deodorant and this Weleda one wasn’t great for me. I only apply it in the morning as it’s too heavy / bulky to take with you on the go to reapply. But by mid afternoon I would feel like I needed a top up and was self conscious that I didn’t have it with me to do that. I’ve been testing this in the colder months and so I tend not to get too hot and sweaty during Autumn/Winter and with this not really standing up during these months I wouldn’t feel comfortable using it in the summer for fear of being a sweaty betty.

As I work from home I will use it on the days I will be in the house as I want to use it up (hate to waste anything). I felt a little disappointed in this products as I wanted to like it & I do like the smell & think if you’re someone who doesn’t sweat very much then is for you. But I need a little more than this deodorant can give. For the price £8.50 it didn’t work well enough for me to repurchase.

Let me know if you have tried this Citrus deodorant from Weleda or any others from Weleda. You can purchase this from Weleda Online or Tesco

*This was a PR sample given to me at an event. This review is 100% my own.

 

21 Oct 2012

Loyalty to Royal-ty

Nicole By OPI  Loyalty to Royal-ty 

This is a Nicole by OPI Polish I picked up in a set from TK Maxx. Love me some TK Maxx bargains. This is the first time I’ve worn it even tho’ I have had it for about 2 months. I think that’s telling me I have far to many nail polishes.

This is a really deep electric blue with a hint of silver glitter. The glitter is so finely milled thats its hard to see it unless your nails are in the bright sunshine. I am not too much a fan of these Nicole By OPI bottles but the polish itself is really nice. With the hint of glitter in it gives it a really great reflective finish. It’s a great polish if you want your nails to really stand out.

I like the finish this polish has & for an extra pop of shine I use my beloved Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat. I will always repurchase that and my polish stays put for so much longer with it on.

You can get away with applying 2 coats of this & you will get a great bold finish. But if you have the patience then 3 coats will just look really fab. I found it dries quickly and the polish was a good consistency. The brush was quite thin but it was long and really easy to use. So Loyalty to Royal-ty gets a big thumbs up from me.

Have you tried these Nicole for OPI polishes? What is your fave shade? I have 2 more to review so keep a look out for those over the next couple of weeks.

 

← Older Entries
If you get chance check out my family business. We hand make badges and specialise in Hen Party Badges.