Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Lush Halloween- Wizard Bubble Bar

This cute little Wizard is another item from Lush's limited edition Halloween range, he's a shimmer covered bubble bar decorated with little gold stars and a big yellow star on top of his head. 
Wizard has an usual but wonderful smell that's sort of a mix of everything and reminds me of walking into a Lush store, there's fruity notes from the tangerine oil and juniperberry that give it a sweet edge and relaxing hints of fennel oil, ylang ylang oil and gardenia extract that give it a special magical witchy type smell like walking into a room full of incense burners. It's pretty much the perfect scent for halloween and it created mountains of bubbles whilst turning the water a deep purple. 
I really liked using this bubble bar but I think if I could only choose one halloween bath time treat I'd go for Sparkly Pumpkin it feels a little more luxurious and is better value for money as I got three baths out of the pumpkin and only two baths out of Wizard.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Lush Halloween- Sparkly Pumpkin

Sparkly Pumpkin is a limited edition bubble bar from Lush's Halloween range and I must say it's pretty much perfect for Halloween no matter how you want to spend it, it's got gold sparkle to get in you the party mood if you're dressing up and going out as well as a beautiful warming scent to settle you down for a good old horror movie marathon if you're staying in.
It's quite a large bubble bar (a bit bigger than Karma) and I easily managed to get three baths out of it, all with mounds of bubbles, and it made the water a beautiful orange colour with a pretty gold glimmer which doesn't cling to your skin but did stick to the bottom of my bath which I know puts some people off using Lush's more glittery creations.
It has a sweet warm scent thanks to lime, juniperberry and grapefruit oils and the little stick of cinnamon was a nice seasonal touch, I guess I expected more of a pumpkin type scent but I did really like how it smelt and it's super relaxing.

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

October Wishlist

October Wishlist

I haven't posted a wishlist for a while as I've been on a bit of spending ban but there are so many things catching my eye recently as I feel like my autumn/winter wardrobe is a bit restricted and perhaps a bit dull and I feel like a lot of things on my October wishlist could be mixed with things I already own to help perk up my autumn outfits.
Things I sort of need-
Some jeans that actually fit both my bum and my waist, seriously if anyone knows of any jeans with actual bum space do let me know otherwise I'm going to order a couple of pairs of the H&M high waisted skinnies and hope they fit.

A new everyday bag as my beloved Asos bowler bag is starting to fall apart, I've been looking for a decent mid sized bag for ages and I think the burgundy bowler bag from Pull & Bear is pretty much ideal. I also need a new wallet to go in my new bag and when it comes back in stock I'm going to order the cat inspired one from H&M.

I could do with a few more long sleeve tops for times when it's not quite cold enough for my many jumpers but definitely too cold for a t-shirt, with that in mind I'll probably buy the skeleton print shirt, which is a bargain at £6.99, and the heart print blouse which is adorable. I adore the Frankenstein sweatshirt it's not exactly an essential but I would probably live in it which I think justifies it's £30.00 price tag.

The rest of my wishlist are things I don't really need and probably won't buy but they shall remain bookmarked just in case I feel like treating myself when payday rolls around as I have been getting a fair bit of overtime recently.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

My Little Box By Diane Von Furstenberg- October 2014

 After being super impressed with my first My Little Box last Month (you can read about that here) I was very much looking forward to the next one landing on my door step and I was equally impressed this month. This month the quirky french beauty box teamed up with designer Diane Von Furstenberg to create a box that wonderfully blended their cute girly french aesthetic with the designers more bold and bright patterns.

A Kiss From Diane Pin
The first thing that I saw once I'd opened the box and took out the beautifully illustrated card and magazine was this beautiful pin, I absolutely love it I can't wait to pop on my long black winter coat for a little pop of colour and whimsy.

Diane Von Furstenberg Scarf
Now this super bright and bold scarf might not be to everyones taste but I absolutely love it, the combination of colours are perfect and again this will go perfectly with my winter coats and my many black jumpers. I also loved the little illustrations inside the envelope that show different ways to wear the scarf, I especially like the idea of wrapping this around the strap of my handbag.

Now for the beauty bits I was super impressed last month with samples from Laura Mercier and Nuxe.

My Little Beauty Micellar Water
I'm not a huge fan of Micellar waters but I'm open to trying this and the adorable packaging just adds to My Little Beauty's quirky personal style that makes these boxes stand out against the many others on the market.

Kerastase Hairspray
I don't use hair spray all that often,preferring texturising sprays, so I usually steal my mom's if I do need some hairspray it will be nice to have my own for a change especially one as well regarded as Kerastase.

L'Occitane Hand Cream
I'm constantly nabbing my mom's L'Occitane Hand Creams, they're really moisturising but sink in quickly leaving your hands soft but not greasy, I love L'Occitanes beautiful scents too and I was very happy to recieve the vanilla one as it smells delicious.

You can sign up to My Little Box here for £11.00 per month (+p&p) and I can't wait to see what next months theme will be.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Birchbox- October 2014

This month Birchbox partnered with Coppafeel! as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, they switched up their usual drawstring bags for a pretty pink cosmetics bag as well as including tips on how to check yourself for signs of breast cancer. I was so happy to see them promoting such an important campaign, as a bra fitter I've met a fair amount of women who have survived breast cancer and it is just so important to catch it early, it's definitely made me more conscious of checking myself regularly and it only takes a couple of minutes. Anyway back to the box I had slightly mixed feelings about the contents of my October box their were some definite hits and some mediocre bits.

KMS are a brand I've only recently tried, I received another of their products in a past beauty box and really liked it so I was quite excited to try this out, I haven't had too much chance to give a proper go as I've mostly been at work and I've been ill but I've used it add volume and texture to my bun and ponytail. I really like texturising products and am always on the lookout for something to add volume and lift to my long messy hair. 

I really wasn't in need of any more nail varnish but I always like to try new brands and you can't go wrong with a classic red.

I was actually on the lookout for a balm or oil based cleanser as I fear my skin is acting out due the cooler weather and constant heating at work and also my over reliance on harsh/mattifying skincare, it has been over compensating resulting in a horrible breakout around my chin and cheeks. So I was thrilled to receive this as it's actually one I'd been considering purchasing I've only tried it once and it was really nice to use, I felt that it was thick enough to draw out any impurities whilst also gently exfoliating. I did find it quite hard to remove it all with a cloth so perhaps I need to use it a little more sparingly, I wasn't over keen on how my skin felt afterwards there was definitely a greasy heavy feeling to my skin and I think perhaps this is just a bit too thick for my combination skin.

This is a product that I've never heard of before and initially I was a bit dismissive about it but I actually think this will be quite useful although it does sort of seem like more of a summertime product to me. It smells nice and definitely has a cooling tingling effect when applied but as I haven't really had the need to try it out properly yet I'm not sure if it actually has any soothing properties. 

I can't say I was really in need of another lip balm but as I quite like Pixi products I was excited to try this and it is a really great lip balm, very moisturizing and long lasting I just wish I had received a different shade as this nude is just horrible on me. I hate pale lips as they make my whole face look washed out so unfortunately this is no good for me and I'll probably only use it before I go to bed to keep my lips soft. 

This was a nice little extra that fit well with the very pink girly theme of this months box, I've already popped it in my handbag.

You can join Birchbox for £10.00 a month (+ p&p) here.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries In The Snow

Following on from last weeks post about Maybelline Baby Lips today I'm sharing with you another gem from my ever growing lipstick stash. 
I bought this beautiful lipstick after hearing Jennie rave about it on her blog and I was not disappointed it's a beautiful rich pink that leans towards red without being too in your face or harsh, I haven't used it for a little while as I wore mostly purples during the summer but this is a gorgeous colour for autumn/winter so I'm going to be using it a lot more now. 
It has a lovely soft creme formula that applies really smoothly leaving a highly pigmented pop of colour with a beautiful sheen to it, it's not drying and it has reasonable staying power although I do find I have to reapply this one during the day once or twice. 

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