Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Casual & Cosy OOTD

 Even though it's technically Spring here in England, it is still pretty cold, hence the layers of clothing in this outfit!

Top: Brandy Melville 
Hoodie: Jack Wills 
Scarf: Top Shop 
Coat: Zara 
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Top Shop (my knees were a bit chilly haha!)

Shoes: Vans

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

LUSH: 'Honey' Gift Set

Name: Honey - Gift Set 
Price: Unknown as this was a gift.
Where: LUSH

A little while ago I received this lovely LUSH set off of my boyfriends parents. I took these photos when I was given the gift - they're almost all gone now! 

I've always been a massive fan of LUSH products, but this was actually the first time I've received one of their gift sets. The best thing about the sets is that you get multiple different kinds of product, therefore get to try out things you may not normally put in your basket. 

1) 'Honey Bee' Bath Bomb - "A good soak in a Honey Bee bath will soothe and cleanse the skin thanks to its wonder trio of honey, aloe vera, and rhassoul mud, a clay mined near Morocco’s Atlas Mountains."

2) 'Honey I Washed The Kids' Soap - A caramel-scented soap that lifts your mood and soothes and softens skin. Gentle enough to wash young skins, it’s like washing with crème brûlée in solid form. This soap contains mood-brightening sweet wild orange and bergamot oils as well as the soothing properties of honey and aloe vera gel.

3) 'Soft Coeur' Massage Bar - I was so excited to use this product as I hadn't tried one of the massage bars before and it's safe to say I loved it! For lovers of sweet smells, this massage bar featuring a familiar, comforting toffee fragrance. We added almond oil to our cocoa butter and shea butter massage bar base to allow this bar to melt quickly on the skin. The honey and cocoa centre will leave the skin smelling delicious. Smooth this sweet-smelling massage bar over the body for deliciously-scented and soft skin. 

4) 'It's Raining Men' Shower Gel - When your skin’s crying out for some TLC, It’s Raining Men will come to the rescue. God bless Mother Nature for providing all the honey we pack into our luscious gel that nurtures as it washes. Honey is used for its many benefits for the skin. A natural antiseptic, it soothes and helps it retain moisture. We also add softening rosehip oil for good measure, while bergamot and sweet wild orange oils add brightness and lift the mood.

The best part?? The Knot-Wrap (seen below) 

Knot-wraps are also great alternative to paper and sticky tape, with just one estimated to be “22 times better for the environment than a box with paper, ribbon and shredded paper,” according to Lush’s ethical buyer, Maria Feast.
Based on the ancient Japanese tradition of furoshiki (the art of wrapping in fabric), knot wraps can be re-used in dozens of different ways — as a scarf, a hair tie, or as packaging for another beautiful gift. Greenspun fabric is manufactured from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles, reducing plastic waste which takes hundreds of years to break down. 
For more information: Click Here!

I would definitely recommend giving a LUSH gift set to someone as a present, or even picking one out for yourself so that you can step out of your comfort zone and try a range of new products.

 In case you see this, thank you again Gail and Ian for this lovely gift! 

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Liz Earle: Hot Cloth Cleanser

Recently I added the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser to my skin care routine. After hearing quite a bit of hype on this product I thought I would give it a go! 

Name: Liz Earle: Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 'Starter Kit' 100ml
Price: £15.50 
Where: I personally picked mine up at Boots but of course you can purchase it off of the Liz Earle website! 

The 'Starter Kit' comes in this very handy travel case. 

In the 'Starter Kit' you get: 1x 100ml pump cleanser, 2x 100% cotton muslin cloths and the travel case.

If you haven't tried the cleanser before I would definitely recommend purchasing the starter kit because if you were to purchase the 100ml cleanser on its own it's £14 and then the 2x muslin cloths separately are £4.50. Therefore you save £3 by purchasing the kit and you get the travel pouch! 

In the kit you also receive a card telling you how to use the cleanser. I like to use mine in the evening to remove my make up, however I do find that I need to use an eye make up remover afterwards to remove the last of my mascara. The cleanser leaves your skin feeling clean and radiant, though because I have dry skin I do need to apply a night time moisturiser after use. 

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

SEVENTEEN: 'Easy On The Eye'

Name: Seventeen 'Easy On The Eye' palette in 'Birthday Suit' 
Price: £7.99

Recently I picked up this super affordable palette by Seventeen; A collection of 8 matte, shimmer & pearl powders, 3 metallic creams & eye primer with dual ended applicator, mirror and get the look guide - this palette contains similar shades to the Naked 3 for less than a quarter of the price. 

As you can see in the below photo, the shade closest to you (the white looking one) is in fact an eye primer - this is great to help keep your eye make up lasting all day and it is also very handy to have it included inside the palette for when you're on the go.

The shade above the primer and the two shades on the next column, are 3 metallic creams. These creams are super pigmented and are perfect simply on their own, or, to add a shimmer base for your eye shadow.

Inside the palette you also receive a tips guide for application and a save £2 coupon for Seventeens Superlash Mascara!

Would you purchase this product again?

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If warm shades aren't your personal preference, Seventeen also have a 'The Big Smoke' palette which is perfect for a smoky eye.  This palette is also £7.99 and can be bought HERE!

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