Monday, 30 August 2010

NOTD - Models Own Purple Grey and Rimmel Pro Matte Top Coat

I thought for my very fist NOTD I should showcase one of my recent Models Own purchases, so here is Purple Grey...


Excuse my messy nails, but you get the idea. It is an absolutely gorgeous colour, perfect for autumn/winter and so me! The formula is lovely, it applies evenly and perfectly in just two coats, although I have noticed it tends to wear alot quicker than what I am used to, as you can probably tell from the slight tip wear, but this may just be because I never bother with a top coat! Another recent buy of mine was the Rimmel Pro Matte Top Coat, which I had seen mentioned on quite a few blogs so I gave it a go myself. I tried it out when I first got it (a two second job in the car home) and needless to say it didn't turn out too well. But once I took my time with it, heres how it turned out...


I really love how this turned out! I found that it needs a good application otherwise it will show up all of the flaws and won't look too good, which for me is quite a feat as I tend to rush and most of the time only do one coat! However I think the it looks lovely with darker colours, so will definitely be playing around with this some more.


What do you think of matte nails, have you tried it out yet ?

Thanks for reading,

Models Own Haul

Just a quick little post while I'm being forced to watch a marathon of David Attenborough programmes :| Actually I can't say its not interesting though, I so didn't know there were fish that could fly, I almost didn't believe it!! Anyway on to the good stuff...

Champagne, Dusty Mauve, Nude Beige, Betty Blue, Purple Grey.

I placed a relatively small order during their 50% off sale, I only really wanted Purple Grey and Nude Beige, but I picked these other lovelies too since I had to spend over £20. So I was googling swatches, as you do, and came up with Champagne, Dusty Mauve and Betty Blue. I have tried Purple Grey, Nude Beige and Champagne so far and I am extremely pleased with them! They are all gorgeous colours and judging on the ones I have tried are my kind of formula; thick, pigmented, and quick drying! I also picked up the nail buffer which decided to hide somewhere before I could take its picture!

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely long bank holiday weekend!
Thanks for reading,

Friday, 27 August 2010

HG Series - St Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish Fighting

I starting using this product before I heard all of the hype about the St Ives range of scrubs. I actually first bought it in one of those little travel sized tubes, for when I stayed at my boyfriends as it was the only facial scrub I could find in travel sized. I initially got the regular 'invigorating' St Ives Apricot Scrub and loved it! Since then I have moved onto the Blemish Fighting formula.

Around £4.29 for 150ml
What St Ives Say: "St Ives Blemish Fighting Facial Scrub. Uk's No. 1 Scrub Brand.Only St. Ives captures the secrets of naturally beautiful and healthy looking skin in this deep cleansing formula that gently exfoliates, removing oil, dirt and dull skin cells that can lead to blackheads and blemishes.
For Oily/Blemish Prone Skin.
- Effectively lifts away surface oils and dirt that can lead to blackheads and blemishes
- Contains more than 85% naturally derived ingredients, including Swiss glacial water and Swiss botanical
- All St. Ives formulas are dermatologist tested in Switzerland
- Helps prevent blackheads and unclogs pore
- Promotes healthier-looking skin in just 7 days."

 The main reason I fell in love with this scrub was the fact it was actually scrubbed!! I have tried so many facial scrubs and exfoliators that just don't do anything, so I loved the fact it didn't disappoint on the scrubbing factor. The second and equally as important reason why I deem this product a hg, is that it didn't break me out. I was extremely happy because of this as I am very dubious when trying new skin care at how it will react with my acne prone skin, but this didn't cause any bad reactions at all. I wouldn't say it improved my skin, as I was using other things at the time to help get it under control so it was a number of things that helped it clear up, but it definitely didn't cause any problems. 
 I used to use this everyday in the morning to cleanse before I applied moisturiser then makeup, however since my skin has cleared up I have been using it less often (which is probably best as it is not recommended to use such an intense scrub more than once or twice a week). I dampen my face with cool water and use 1 to 2 pea sized amounts then massage into my face, concentrating on problem areas eg, blemishes or areas of dry skin. I find this completely cleanses my skin removing all dry dead skin, leaving it feeling really smooth and soft, which is why I used it before I applied my makeup as it creates a perfect smooth base. I have found it has improved the amount of blackheads I had and definitely helped reduced the oiliness of my skin. Actually since I have reduced my usage the oiliness has increased slightly, so I may start to use it more often again as it didn't seem to cause me any problems before. I probably wouldn't recommend this for people with very sensitive skin as exfoliators

                Pros                                                      Cons
                - Affordable and accessible                         - Honestly can't think of any other   
                - Completely cleanses                                  than the smell isn't as nice as the
                - Leaves skin smooth and soft                       original.
                - Didn't have any negative effects on
                  my skin
                - The 'Scrub Factor' ;)                
                - Reduced blackheads
                - Reduced Oiliness




Just wondering how you are all finding this little 'series', and what other sorts posts you would like to see on my little bloggy :)
Thank you all for reading lovelies,


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

About Me Tag

I was tagged by Stars Glitter Magic to do the About Me Tag :) So here we go...

1. What is your favourite fashion magazine?
 Probably Cosmo, this is the one I buy most religiously anyway. I wouldn't say I buy it necessarily for the fashion though, as most isn't really accessible for my poor little student credit card! If I wanted a high street fashion mag, I would definitely pick Look :)

2. Who is your favourite singer/band?
Oh gosh, this one is hard!! Probably all time favourite would be The Smiths. I was brought up listening to my Dad's Indie/Britpop music litterally all the time, so it just stuck!

 

3. Who is your favourite youtube guru?
There are quite a few that I really enjoy watching, but the ones I feel I relate to most and who I constantly watch because of their honest and down to earth approach are Laura (lollipop26) and Gemma (gemsmaquillage).


 

4. What is your favourite makeup product?
Definitely something that helps sort my skin out! So as a great all-rounder, MAC's Mineralise Skin Finish Natural. I love this stuff, its the perfect setting powder and I use it on its own sometimes when I'm feeling lazy for just a bit of coverage!


5. Where would you like to live?
I actually have no idea. I love the idea of living in the US someday, but I don't think I could stand permanently living that far away from home.

6. What is your favourite film?
I don't really have an all time favourite film, I really can't single one out! I love a good girly rom-com preferably with some yummy eye-candy (*ahem* Gerard Butler!!).

7. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
I'm not really that much of a shoe girl, I have about 6 pairs of heels and the rest sandals and pumps/dolly shoes, so about 15 in total.

 
8. What is your favourite colour?
Purple! I don't really wear much purple clothing, but I love dark deep purples on my eyes :)

Don't know how many people to tag, so I tag....

Monday, 23 August 2010

Elf Haul

Hi there lovelies :)




Just a teeny unadventurous little haul for you today. I have been wanting to order a few things from Elf for a while now, but have been waiting on the infamous Powder Brush to come back in stock before I placed my order. I noticed last Thursday that it was back in stock so I placed my order and here's what was waiting for me when I woke up this morning...
 

Eyebrow Kit in Medium £3.50
L-R Gel, Powder
I've heard quite a few things about this so I thought why not give it a go as it's only £3.50! I opted for medium even though I have dark hair and eyebrows, but I always feel that the dark version of eyebrow products are too dark sometimes, even black, and always looks too harsh. This one is perfect for me, the packaging is really cute and the mirror and brush are really handy, not that I would use this on the go!


Eyebrow Treat and Tame in Medium £3.50
I stayed with the eyebrow theme as I thought it would be a safe bet as I had never tried the brand before and am lacking in brow grooming products. However I am slightly disappointed with this one, I expected it to be like the Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper...I was wrong. It is the same sort of concept but the colour is completely off, I really don't know who would have that colour eyebrows, the swatch actually makes it look darker than it is, its more the colour in the tube. I also expected the clear end to have a mascara wand, so I could use it as a brow shaper if the coloured end was wrong, but it has a brush tip which makes no sense to me. I don't think I will ever use this!

Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph £3.50
 I bought this purely to use as a base to neutralise my dark pigmented lips so that lipsticks are more true to life. I heard that it was a quite dry finish and that it is a really light nude so I thought this would be the perfect thing for it. However it is definitely not drying and is a really pretty pinky nude so I would probably use this on its own too!

And last but certainly not least...
Powder Brush £3.50
My camera flash decided to exagerate the dust that you cant even see in real life, but oh well it was the best shot I could get! I really can not believe the quality of this brush. It is so soft and dense and sturdy. I will definitely have to check out some of their other brushes! I will be doing a review of this to see how it holds up when washed and I've used it in different ways!

Let me know your favourite Elf products :)

Thanks for reading,

Currently lusting after..

Urban Decay Naked Palette

FINALLY an Urban Decay palette I can get excited about, and am I!! I've never been too fussed with their previous releases as I am not the hugest fan of colour or shimmery/glittery eye shadows. But this one...it is like it was made for me! All of the colours look stunning and there are so many looks you can create from this one palette. I can just tell I am going to fall in love with it. I've heard it is coming today (23rd) in House of Fraser, but also heard that some people have been able to pick it up in the London one already, so if anyone knows about Manchester way, let me know :) *edit* Its on the House of Fraser website as of this morning (23rd) !!!



Elf Powder Brush
This brush has been sold out on Elf's website for months now, I'm seriously not exaggerating. I have wanted to try it for an age, so when I saw it in stock on Friday night I obviously snapped one of these bad boys up, along with a few other goodies I've had my eye on. I plan on using it to apply liquid foundation. I don't like usual foundation brushes as they leave a streaky mess and the 187 is good but not quite dense enough to actually buff the product in properly, so I am hoping this might do the trick! A haul and review will be coming soon!




Peach/Apricot Blush

I have been searching for a natural looking blush colour, but I can't decide what tone to get. I want something that will look like a natural blush rather than orange and looking like I have a dodgy coloured foundation situated on my cheeks (if you get what I mean)! I have been deliberating between these three (L-R Nars Gina, Illamasqua Lover, MAC Peaches) amongst others. If any one has any recommendations please leave a comment!

Lots of Lovely New Clothes
I have decided that since I am starting university very soon (AHHH) I need to revamp my wardrobe and develop a decent sense of style!! I always tend to go for the same types of thing (I am currently living in jeggings and long tunicy things) and I need to move away from my comfort zone but I have no idea what suits me. I need an Aunty Gok :')

Also have you or anyone you know lived
at home for uni? I am choosing to do so because I live only half an hour away on the train and get free rail travel anyway (I work for a rail company). Obviously I am not going to get the whole university experience but how did you/they find it?



That's all for now lovelies :)

Thanks for reading,

Friday, 20 August 2010

HG Series - MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer

If you read my CCO haul then you would have probably guessed this post was coming up. Yep, let me introduce my holy grail concealer.. MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer.




As I have, for as long as I remember, had fairly icky skin, I have always been on the search for the perfect concealer which will help cover up my blemishes, whilst not emphasising them by being too dry as my skin is very dry to begin with. So the problem for me was the lack of liquid concealers on the market. Over the years I have tried various types of concealer (mostly drugstore brands); cover up sticks (in the lipstick like tube), ones in pots, the heavy duty scar hiding sort which was more like plastering my face than anything else, definitely not a natural finish! They all weren't to my fancy, most being too drying for my skin and not actually covering decently enough for me. Also most of the liquid concealers available are generally aimed at being under-eye concealers so have highlighting and light reflecting properties, which is not really what I was aiming for on my face.
I really enjoyed using the Natural Collection Cover-Up Cream for a while, which was as close to the effect I was looking for as possible and at £1.99 it was a steal! However I was still searching for more coverage (as you can probably tell, I am a fussy bugger!), and so I came across this little beauty on one random trip to the Trafford Centre.




 



So here's a pointless little swatchy for you. It does look a little dark for my skin, but as I have quite a bit of redness on my face it works perfectly to cover this up. It is a fairly thick creamy liquid which
 covers blemishes and redness wonderfully and provides a natural finish, not cakey or drying. You only need the smallest amount as it is very pigmented. I have just finished my second tube, and will continue to repurchase, until something better comes along, I really want to try Estee Lauder's Double Wear Concealer. I wouldn't recommend this for under eye use, it's a little too liquidy for that and doesn't really brighten well enough for me, however it didn't settle any lines. 


                  Pros                                                          Cons
                  - Covers blemishes well                                 - Relatively expensive (£12.50 for 10ml)
                  - Not drying                                                 - Not widely available for me at least
                  - Wide range of shades to suit all skin tones      as I don't live that close to a MAC counter
                  - Natural finish
                  - Hygienic application, doe foot applicators can
                    harvest bacteria over time especially when
                    applied on blemishes.

Just incase any of you where wondering, I got into my first choice uni, so as of September 20th I will be studying Economics at The University of Manchester!!!
I hope everyone got the results they wanted :)
Thanks for reading,

Monday, 16 August 2010

Ins and Outs (and a HUGE Thank You!)

Before I start my ramblings for the day, I would just like to say a hugee mahoooosive thank you to all of you!! I actually can't believe that I am at over 50 followers, every time I see the little counter go up I get so happy (my boyfriend will definitely vouch for that, as he tends to be the one I scream "I'M AT 49 :D !!!!!" to). So thank you muchlies for your lovely comments and support, it really does mean a lot! I'll be sorting out a giveaway to show my appreciation for all you lovelies soon :)

In
- eBay! I have recently rekindled my love for this ingenious website, I can not tell you the amount of bargains I have found.
- Nachos. Random? Yes I know. It seems to be all I am eating recently, this may be because of the fact its the summer holidays and I can't actually be arsed to cook anything half decent. But every time I nip to the shop somewhere buried in my shopping bag will definitely be Doritos (preferably Cool Original), Hot Salsa and Cheese, sooo nutritious *rolls eyes* ...I have a problem!!

- The Weather. I know most of you would deem me a traitor for actually enjoying the crappy weather as of late, but it means winter is coming :) Even though its not even technically autumn yet, I can still get excited right?

 
Out
- Results day. As of the 19th of this month the rest of my life depends on what lies on one piece of paper. It is a truly horrible thought really, and I didn't make it easy for myself choosing an insurance offer just one grade lower than my firm.
- Saving. I despise saving. Its just been my birthday and instead of going out and spending my birthday money, I have decided to save it for New York at the end of the year. Seeing £400 just sitting there in my savings account is driving me crazy. I need to go spend !!

- The copious amounts of day time television I have endured. I will be happy when the holidays are over so the likes of Jeremy Kyle and Friends re-runs no longer have to provide me with entertainment. Although I have been enjoying the come dine with me marathons on channel 4!

 
So that's all I can think of this week... I'll let you all know how it goes on Thursday, I am absolutely bricking it!!
Have a fabulous monday :)
 
Thanks for reading,


Saturday, 14 August 2010

CCO Haul

I am lucky enough to live somewhat close to a CCO (still around an hour and a half away, but its totally worth it), so I jumped at the chance last week and went to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Shopping Mall. The last time I was there I wasn't overly impressed with the selection they had, but since then they have moved to a slightly larger store and now the whole back wall is filled with MAC products. Needless to say this was the first stop I made. They had products from various past collections; Hello Kitty, Style Warriors, All Ages, All Races, All Sexes etc, and also a ton of holiday goodies.

Clockwise starting from top left, Nano Gold, Brash,
Spiced Chocolate, Sweet Chestnut.



I could not believe my luck when I found the Spiced Chocolate Quad from the Cult of Cherry collection. I was actually contemplating buying this from eBay, yes even at the extortionate prices they charge to us poor saps, for these highly sought after limited edition products.
So I was very happy to snap this up for just £21(ish, can't remember the exact prices).
The colours are lovely;
Nano Gold (Lustre) - Sheer yellow pink with pink pearl, doesn't really show up in the swatches.
Brash (Veluxe Pearl) - Frosted reddish copper.
Spiced Chocolate (Matte) - Deep warm brown
Sweet Chestnut (Frost) - Frosted cranberry.



With Flash                                                                     Without Flash
L- R Nano Gold, Brash, Sweet Chestnut, Spiced Chocolate.
With Flash                   Without Flash
MAC Lipstick, Myself (lustre)
 I was equally as chuffed when I found my HG concealer in my shade at a discounted price as well, I didn't even know they stocked some of MACs permanent line. I think this was around £9. I should have really kept the receipt haha !!
I finally picked up a lipstick in the colour Myself (lustre), which I believe was from the All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection. It is a stunning mauvey-nude colour, and as it is a lustre finish it applies glossy and fairly sheer which makes it so wearable and versatile. It has quickly become one of my favourite lipsticks. Sorry for the lack of swatches, my silly camera ran out of battery!! This was again around £9.






Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!
Thanks for reading,

Friday, 13 August 2010

George Nail Polishes

I seem to have accumulated a small collection of these over the past few years. I remember when I first found George makeup at my ASDA, I fell in love with a Cloudless Sky, I literally wore it everyday!
These polishes can be a bit hit and miss for the most part, some are gorgeously creamy and opaque and relatively easy to apply, where as others are just a pain. But for just £1.50 (some I even got when they were on offer for just £1) you can't really grumble. Considering they have a fairly wide range of colours and finishes, I think they even have matte polishes now, personally I think they are a little gem :)


L-R Midnight Black, Smog, Indigo Dazzle, Under The Sea, Confusion, Princess Pink, Sunset Orange, Lavender Fantasy, Cloudless Sky, Streamer, Be Mine.
L-R Indigo Dazzle, Smog, Under The Sea, Confusion, Princess Pink.
L-R Sunset Orange, Cloudless Sky, Lavender Fantasy, Be Mine, Streamer.
All are just one generous coat, except for under the sea and sunset orange which are two. I find the pastel colours to be surprisingly opaque considering the price. My favourite colours are definitely smog (a very dark grey) and confusion (deep purple with bluey reflex). They have a decent staying power too, I never bother with a top coat, and they last a good few days without chipping.


Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Review: Soap and Glory Flake Away

I recently received my very first Soap and Glory products for my birthday from my mum, I know, I know, where have I been? I was actually really surprised to receive them as I didn't ask for them or anything, apparently one of her work friends had been raving about Flake Away, telling everyone how amazingly smooth and soft it left her skin. So my mum bought me a lovely S&G cosmetics bag filled with goodies. One of which was obviously this beaut...
$6.50 for 300ml
What Soap and Glory say: "Transforms your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant. Nothing eliminates dry surface flakes as fast as Flake Away™. For superhero-strength skin smoothing spa body polish with Shea Butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar."
How to use: "Apply a handful of Flake Away™ onto damp skin and massage in circular motions until most of the grains are gone. Rinse well, pat dry and apply body glossing oil such as Easy Glistening™ or moisture butter such as The Righteous Butter™. One round in the shower with this scrub and no-one will ever have to know that all this time you’ve been flaking it."

Until I started reading blogs I had never been that attracted to Soap and Glory products, I don't really know why, I suppose while the packaging and products looked cute I just presumed they wouldn't be that effective. However I stand corrected :)
Obviously the packaging is ridiculously cute like it is with all of their products, so retro and kitsch! The first thing I noticed was the smell. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Seriously if someone made a perfume like it I would buy it by the gallon (if that was possible haha).
I rarely use exfoliators or body scrubs, I mostly use the exfoliator mitt thingies, however I have definitely changed my ways now. I love the consistency of Flake Away (attempted to show in the picture above), as the exfoliator beads are small and rounded so they aren't harsh on your skin, but just enough to remove the dry skin and leave your skin feeling so smooth. It also leaves a sheen of moisture and that divine scent behind, which I can still smell today a day after using it!
I really do love this product and if anyone who has tried it knows of any perfumes similar to it, definitely let me know :)


Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

HG Series - L'oreal Telescopic Mascara

So I was thinking of ideas for blog posts today and I came up with the idea of doing a sort of series explaining my holy grail products at the moment. I say at the moment because I, like most of us beauty addicts, am constantly looking out for new exciting products, even if the ones we use now work perfectly! So let me know what you think, whether this would be something you would be interested in reading and what not :)

L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black
£9.99 for 27g
So probably not the best pictures to illustrate the effect of this mascara, it's not easy taking close ups of your own eyes using an SLR, but hey-ho they'll do :)

What I look for in a mascara is predominantly length and definition, with a smidgen of volume.
As you can see from the pictures it does definitely add to the length and the carbon black pigments in the formula do intensify my lashes, so for me it lives up to what it claims, better than any mascara I have tried. The brush was a little hard to get used to, as I had only ever tried the full bristled brushes rather than the defining brushes, but once I got the hang of how best to use it I love it! It makes it so much easier to reach and coat all of your lashes and defines them perfectly, eliminating any chance of clumps! Also as you can probably tell from the first photo, I have very little natural curl in my lashes which this mascara seems to remedy as it holds the curl created by curlers all day.
Overall I really do love the effect of this mascara, its perfect, for me at least :)

 
               Pros                                                                  Cons
               - Length                                                            - Drys fairly hard depending on amount of coats
               - Definition                                                          so can be a pain to remove                                   
               - Intense Colour
               - No Clumps
               - No Flakes
               - Holds Curl
               - Affordable

                                                     Thanks for reading,
                                                 

Monday, 9 August 2010

Tag - 10 Things I Love

I got tagged and my very first blog award from both Chloe and Stars Glitter Magic, so thank you very much girlies :) You should definitely go and check them both out, if you haven't already, their blogs are amazing!!

Rules
1. Post who gave you this award
2. State 10 things that you love
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment



 
10 Things I Love

 1. My Family and Friends
Pretty standard really, I don't know where I would be without my family and friends. They are what keep me smiling everyday, I am so grateful to have them all in my life :)

2. My Boyfriend
We've been together for 10 months now, I haven't been happier :) Hes a big kid at heart and makes me laugh all the time, and although he doesn't like to admit it, hes a real softy :) I'm a very lucky lady! Or in his words, when I asked him what I should write about him, "I'm awesome" with a very smug look haha :P


3. Cosmetics
Obviously, considering this is the main subject of this blog!

4. Music
I don't go anywhere without my iPod! I think the ability to make music is such an amazing talent, one which I unfortunately fail at!

5. My Bed
The place I spend most of my time haha ! I love my sleep , I literally can't function unless I've had at least 8 hours.

6. Traveling
I love visiting new exiting places and learning about different cultures! I'm very excited to be going to the Big Apple soon :)))

7. Shopping
What girl doesn't love a bit of retail therapy?

8. Blogs/Youtube
I never thought I would become as addicted as I did, but I am very glad to be a part of it now :)

9. Ben and Jerry's
 These two men are absolute geniuses. My favourite has got to be Chocolate Fudge Brownie, although I am quite partial to a bit of Half Baked.

10. My Laptop - Bruce
Although hes a bit worse for wear at the moment, I still love him lots!! He's what I discovered the joys of youtube on, and what I blog on everyday :)

As for the tags...Its too hard to pick just 10 of the sweetest bloggers, so I'm going to tag everyone who fancies giving it a go :)

Hope you all have had a great weekend!
Thanks for reading,

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Currently lusting after...

MAC Face and Body Foundation.
£23 for 120ml/4 fl oz
This probably isn't that much of a surprise as most of the blogging world has been going crazy over this foundation so it seems, and as I am a total cosmetics sheep I am following suit! I have suffered terrible skin in the past so I've always stuck to medium/full coverage foundations, but since its cleared up quite a bit (still by no means perfect), I sometimes feel too 'made up' wearing heavy foundations on a day to day basis. From the reviews I have read this seems perfect; a natural flawless dewy finish, that looks like you aren't even wearing foundation!! I am hoping to pick this up soon so a review will most definitely follow.
Inglot.
I've been hearing a lot about this brand for a while now, however as the only store here in the UK is nearly 200 miles away from me, it's not too easy for me to get my mitts on them just yet. They now have a website, so you can drool over the goodies they have to offer but still can't order them online yet :(. I really want to try one of the freedom system palettes!!

Long, volumised, textured hair.

For me Cheryl Cole epitomises this look.

Long loose effortless tousled waves. My hair is feeble in comparison! I've tried all the tutorials and tips but somehow I just can't manage it. I'm thinking of investing in some good quality clip-in hair extensions to hopefully help achieve this look, I've been looking into the likes of HeadKandy and HelloGorgeous which seem to be the best around on the net judging on reviews, anyone got any other recommendations?

What are you currently lusting after ?



Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Lush Haul

Just a few bits I picked up recently from Lush.


Big Shampoo (£9.90 for 330g)
One of the weirdest looking and smellin
g shampoos I have ever come across, but trust me it works wonders! The results are amazing, it completely clarifies your hair leaving it squeaky clean, and adds gorgeous shine and volume. I use this once a week (at the most), instead of my usual routine, as it does tend to dry out my hair a little if I use it often.

American Cream Conditioner (£3.80 for 100g)
I'd heard a few good reviews about this, and I needed a new deep conditioner so I thought I'd give this a go. Not tried it yet, but it smells delicious!

Honey I Washed the Kids Soap (£2.95 for 100g)

Safe to say I wasn't too impressed when I opened this to find the beeswax had crumbled off the top :( But oh well, it is only there too look pretty anyway! This is one of my favourite lush soaps purely for the scent, it literally smells good enough to eat, although I wouldn't recommend it !


Creamy Candy Bubble Bar (£2.35)
My all time favourite bubble bar. Smells deliciously girly and sweet like candy floss, makes an insane amount of bubbles and the chunks of cocoa butter leave your skin super moisturised! Whats not to love?
Butterball (£2.25)
Again filled with chunks of cocoa butter so its really moisturising, I love the simple clean scent. These two are my favourite combination !


What are your favourite Lush products ?

Thanks for reading,