Thursday, 18 December 2014

Lush Christmas- Snowman Jelly


I adore Lush's shower jelly's they always leave my skin feeling more soft and hydrated than proper shower gels and Lush do some fantastic scents, my absolute favourite was Calacas which was a limited edition Sugarskull shaped jelly for Halloween a couple of years ago I've been disappointed each year that they haven't brought it back so I was really excited to see a brand new jelly in Lush's Christmas range.
Snowman is a festive shaped jelly that is a little less firm than Lush's permanent jelly's, Snowman is quite floppy and after my first use of it I found that he split in half and I ended up with a head and a body which to be honest made it a lot easier to use and hold on to. I would normally pop my usual jelly's in the freezer to make them a little more firm so that they end up lasting a little longer but as it's so cold right now I've kept this one in the bathroom. 
This smells so so good as soon as I opened up the tub I could smell the sweet tropical scent and I was immediately reminded of Lush's brilliant Carrot Soap from Easter this year which had the exact same scent. This wonderful little snowman has a beautiful mix of Carrot Infusion, Buchu Oil, Sicillian Lemon Oil and Bergamot Oil which combine to make a fruity tropical scent that really helps me wake up in the morning.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Birthday Wishlist


Birthday Wishlist


Well it's my birthday tomorrow yep I'm turning the ripe old age of 24, literally everyone I work with thought I was about 19, but anyway I thought I'd share with you the things I've been wishing for this year.
The main thing I've asked for this year is a new hairdryer, I don't tend to use the one we have at home as it's mega old and makes my hair super frizzy so I usually just let my hair dry naturally but as it's grown really long it takes literally hours to dry so I had a look around at all the fancy hairdryers on the market and decided I really like the look of this Vidal Sassoon beauty.
As usual I've asked for a number of dvds to add to my evergrowing collection, I have quite mixed taste in films hence why this list contains Godzilla and Yves Saint Laurent.
Beauty wise I would love a new bottle of Elie Saab as it's my faviorite frangrance for winter, of course I had to include a Topshop Lipstick as they're my latest obsession so I went for for a lovely pink called All About Me and as I want to take a bit more care styling my hair in the new year I'd love a shampoo and conditioner from Bumble And Bumble I did want the Let It Shine ones but they're sold out so I think I'd like the Seaweed pair instead.
I recently bought a lovely burgundy Mac from Debenhams and I spotted the faux fur collar from River Island a few weeks ago which I think will look fab with it and make it a bit more festive. 

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Festive OOTD And Deck Your Nails NOTD


Jumper- Boohoo
Skirt- Boohoo
Tights- Debenhams
Boots- Primark
Necklace- Wallis

I've been loving all the Christmas jumpers that seem to be everywhere right now, I'm constantly ogling customers bright and garish festive knitwear and I felt like joining in but I also wanted something I could still wear after the big day so I ordered myself this lovely blue number from Boohoo a couple of weeks ago. It was only £15 and it's festive without being exclusively a Christmas jumper. I teamed it with my new crushed velvet skater skirt which I also got from Boohoo and my chunky chelsea boots from Primark which I have been really loving recently, I wore this for a little Christmas lunch outing with my nan as we're not having dinner with her this year and I felt really cosy and Christmassy. 

 


Inspired by my festive outfit and Julep's Deck Your Nails Campaign I went for a festive nail look this week, I would have liked to do something a bit more detailed than this but alas working lots of overtime in retail means I'm always either on the go or completely knackered. 
I picked up the Models Own Microdots top coat last week at the Clothes Show, I've had my eye on it for a while and decided to take advantage of the fantastic deals they had on so I treated myself to this and a couple of other shades. I wore three coats of the Microdots to get the coverage shown and wore it over the top of OPI's I Saw U Saw We Saw Warsaw to give it a more wintery look, I really like the Microdots and although they're not glittery I do think it looks quite Christmassy as it reminds me of party poppers and Christmas lights. 


As part of their Deck Your Nails Campaign Julep sent me they're exclusive nail art tutorial to share with you all featuring two of their new shades Anisa and Andrea, it's a lovely design and is fairly easy to do so I'll definitely be giving it a go although I may try it out with silver and blue instead of red and gold.


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Monday, 15 December 2014

Lush Christmas- Cinders



Cinders is a little orange bomb with a warm spicy scent combining sweet orange oil, almond essential oil and cinnamon leaf oil to recreate the feel of curling up in front of the fire on a cold winters night, it's also stuffed with popping candy to help you imagine the crackling of an open fire. 
It's quite a small bomb and it fizzled away really quickly turning the water a pale orange and leaving the orange sea salt lying on the bottom of the tub, compared to the rest of Lush's Christmas range Cinders is fairly low-key, it doesn't release a rainbow of coloured foam or fill the water with glitter it just fizzes away leaving you with a warm cosy scent that's perfect for a pre-bedtime bath after a busy day Christmas shopping or in my case a long day of fitting bras. 
This is also my mom's favourite bomb from the Christmas range and I think this is largely due to the fact you don't have to scrub your bath tub after you've used it like you have to with Lush's more glittery bombs. I do think Lush should consider adding this to their permanent range, it's a nice contrast to most of Lush's sweet smelling products, it's not overly Christmassy and I would enjoy using this all year round not just in December as it's nice and relaxing. 


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Sunday, 14 December 2014

LushChristmas- Snow Angel




Another new product from Lush's Christmas range today I'm talking about Snow Angel which is an interesting cross between a bath melt and a bath bomb, the white part of the angel fizzes away leaving a foamy layer on the water that's supposed to look like snow. The gold/yellow base is the bath melt and it takes absolutely ages to fully melt into the water but it's so relaxing to lie in the tub and watch it slowly drifting around leaving a sparkly golden trail.
Scent wise it smells incredibly comforting with the same scent as the Snowcake soap which is a creamy sweet scent, thanks to the cocoa butter and Benzoin Resinoid, which reminds me of marzipan and vanilla.
I said in my review of Butterbear on Wednesday that I'm not a big fan of Lush's cocoa butter filled products but this had just the right amount, it didn't leave my skin feeling slimy or make the bath slippery but it did leave my skin feeling really soft.
I think this is one of my favourites from Lush's Christmas range this year, it really got me feeling festive, the water turned a bright golden yellow with lots of glitter floating around and the scent left me feeling relaxed and cosy after a long day at work. One thing some people might not like about this is that the glitter does stick to your skin when you get out of the tub (as well as coating the bath itself) which is probably because of all the cocoa butter, it's not something that bothers me as I love a bit of sparkle at Christmas and I'll definitely be buying a couple more of these before they disappear in
January.


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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Lush Christmas- The Christmas Hedgehog




This is a very cute Christmas bubble bar, shaped like a hedgehog it's a white bubble bar topped with a spikey layer of blue cocoa butter and shea butter to leave skin feeling soft and smooth with plenty of shimmer and tiny white stars to insure a super festive looking bubble bar.
I'll admit I was kind of swayed by the adorable design of this bubble bar as I wasn't particularly keen on the scent when I gave it a sniff in the store but I was hoping it was just the overbearing sweet scent of Lush's other products that was making this seem a little sour. Unfortunately the fragrance didn't smell any better once I got home, it's hard to describe, the mixture of  lavender oil, rose absolute and ylang ylang oil make a nice floral scent but the addition of Brazilian orange oil gives it a bitter edge that just doesn't seem to work too well.
I got two baths out of the bar, it made loads of fluffy bubbles but because of the large amount of cocoa and shea butters in The Christmas Hedgehog the bubbles didn't last as long as they would with a normal bubble bar.  


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