Saturday, 25 June 2016

Hair care empties

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Once again I've left my empties post for too long and I have A LOT. So I've broken it down into nice easy bite size posts and I thought haircare seemed like a good place to start. When I comes to haircare I'm a bit predictable now so I branched out a little bit (not too far but if it's not broken).

So the first empties I have are my shampoos and conditioners, I literally had about 10 empty bottles when I looked in my empties box but I've photoed the 2 different fragrances and they are Coconut and Sweet Almond and Raspberry and Macadamia. My preference is the Coconut ones as they seem creamier and more moisturising but the smell on the Raspberry ones is lovely. I have actually brought 2 new fragrances recently.

Next is my hair care and if you have read my blog before you will know that I love the Hair Therapy Oil with Argon so of course I have been using that but as I was going on holiday I wanted to make sure I had a few different hair oils as the sun drys my hair. So I went for the oil with Macadamia and the oil with coconut. They have also joined my love list. The Argon is my favourite smell still but I will be repurchasing the other 2 oils.

That's it for my haircare but look out for my body care and face empties. I told you I had a lot.

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My Lush loves - Wishlist

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Before I went on holiday I did a whole load of shopping at Lush and I loved every bit of it but now my holiday is over and my Lush purchases have all been used it so it's time to look at what I Lush has to offer to get rid of my post holiday blues.

So this first product is categorised under the 'fun' section the Lush website which says it all to me. It's the Rainbow bar. It will apparently turn your bath a different colour each time and can also be mounded into different shapes which is great but actually also contained lemon oil which is really soothing on your skin and great for skin conditions. It just looks so good and would really brighten up the rainy it's of days.

Next I think this body scrub has the potential to do the job of getting rid of the holiday blues, it's such a lovely colour and as my skin is a little dry after holiday it's  just what I need. It contains black pepper and vanilla so a very interesting mix of fragrances but vanilla is one of my favourites. This would be perfect to scrub away the holiday blues.
Now don't recoil in horror but I've never tried a face mask from Lush, I don't know why I just haven't but I would like that to change. I've got my eye on the Love Lettuce. I mainly love the name but it also has some great ingredients including seaweed and almond however for me it's the Lavender content that added it to my list. I've used a number of face products before containing Lavender and they have really suited my skin.

Now please ignore the photo on this next product as it really doesn't do it justice but it's a hot oil treatment called Tangled. I dye my hair, straighten my hair and basically mistreat it (sorry hair) which leaves it weak and prone to tangles, this treatment is specifically designed for this, with oils to calms and strengthen the hair. This might rush straight to the top of my list.
The last one on my list I find a little weird but I'm really curious. It's the Beautiful wash sheet. These are quite expensive compared to the other bath and shower products but they really interest me. It's basically like a small towel that contains the products to wash with, this one is a melon fragrance and is used just like a normal soap or gel. I think I may buy this one just out of pure curiosity.

What is on your Lush Wishlist?

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My fashion wishlist - what I'm loving this month

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So unless your a duck you might be finding that the weather is letting you down a bit and it very tempting as I sit her under a blanket (IN JUNE) to write summer off all together but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after a whole heap of summer clothes and here are my favourites.

The first place I looked is ASOS I don't actually do much internet shopping I love to actually go and walk around and see clothes in real life but when I do need inspiration I do like ASOS.

The first thing I found was this dress, I really like the denim look and I like the length on this dress as its not too short. It's a really easy wear as well not too fussy and will go with any shoes.

New look is another favourite of mine and they have some beautiful dresses at the moment. I love the colours of this one and the sleeves are beautiful. I genuinely don't know which colour I prefer.


I am also in love with this skirt it's soooooooo beautiful. If they had this in black I would buy it immediately for work as well.

Next I did a little look around Dorothy Perkins and seen as I had to dresses and a skirt decided to browse there tops. I thought this was really pretty, it's pink lace with a slim black bow. I really like that the lace details carries on to the bottom.

Next I got a little more extravagant and went to Ted Baker. I actually found this in the work wear section but it is far to pretty to be cooped up in an office, these colours should be seen surely.

What's fashion bits are you loving right now? Do you have any good reccomendations or bargains?

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My top 5 beauty You Tubers

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I've not talked about my favourite you tubers for a little while and seen as I get most of my favourites from other people favourites I wanted to share mine with you.

1. Inthefrow - this channel is actually focused on fashion but with an element of beauty but the videos she does are beauty I love. It is all high end products and as I tend to buy mostly high street I love to indulge in someone else's expensive purchases.

2. Babsbeauty - I really enjoy this channel as it is a little different from other channels as it really does focus solely on beauty and make up tutorials. I love the effort she goes in to for her looks and all the different colours she uses. It give me lots of inspiration.

3.Sharon Farrell - I find this channel really useful, she breaks down the looks really well and does specific looks for example small eye make up or oily skins make up.

4. Laura Lee - I love her personality, it just bubbles through in every video. I love her life hacks for beauty especially. There's also a lot of drug store make up looks which I love.

5. Manny MUA - love his looks so much. My most recently favourite one was the all over highlighter challange. I love the confidence and personality that comes through in his videos. 

I would 100% reccomend all of my top 5 favourite You Tubers, what are your favourite videos and You Tubers? 

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My top 10 Instagram accounts

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I am still very much addicted to Instagram and I spend most of my bus rides to work trawling through my favourite accounts. So I thought I would share my favourite ones with you.

1. Queenofsheba82 - I actually would put this at my top 1 for both Instagram and You Tube. Queen of sheba82 is Angela Ceberano a PR business women who loves all this fashion and beauty. She runs her own business is all about inspiring women, achieving your goals and being a girlboss.

2. Girltricity - this is actually also Angela Ceberano and its girl + electricity = girl trinity. It is full of inspirational quotes, work wardrobe ideas, work spaces ideas and life goals.

3. Sugermumma - she's all about the money - saving and investing the money. Again another of my favourite instragram accounts and you tubers. She breaks down financial matters such as investing, dividends and savings. She also talks about beauty and lifestyle and has the cutest doggies.

4. It's little lauren - this is such a pretty account, it's so girly. It also makes me a little hungry as she makes some amazing cakes. I love her blog also.

5. Drop some sparkle - the cutest account ever made, it is so pink and fluffy. She has a envy inducing bedroom and such a lovely style. I really admire anyone who has a real sense of who they are and what they like. 

6. TT_mirror - it's the photos on this account which stand out so much, that sounds silly as Instagram is always pictures but somehow these pictures just stand out. 

7. Chloemorello - I love Chloe on her Instagram she has some great photos from events and some great looks. Her life makes me very jealous and I love to be nosy on where she is and what events she is attending. I love her you tube account as well.

8. Plant Based_Pixie - this is a really inspiring account for vegans, the pictures are amazing and really make me hungry. Fruit has never looked so good.

9. Barbieveganbeauty - same again this blog shows you how you can eat began, eat healthy and makes it look amazing.

10. Zoella - I had to include Zoella, she always looks like she is having fun and the photos are great. Another envy inducing accounts.

What are your favourite Instragram accounts? Do you have any reccomendations? 

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Soothing Sunday's - With the help of Lush

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So this post for Soothing Sundays has come out of a very non soothing event.

On Wednesday I went out for dinner for a leaving do with work. On my way home I called my boyfriend to say I was on the way home and he was a little stressed. The glass shower screen had fallen out of the bracket and smashed all over my bathroom. Ahhhhhhhhhhh

This was stressful for a number of reasons: 
1. It's glass and my boyfriend was about to get in the bath so a few moment later the glass would have landed on his head as well as my doggys head (she's never far behind wherever we are).

2. It's a brand new bathroom, fitted a few weeks before we went on holiday.

3. I can't have a shower

Number 3 may see a bit strange but I am a big fan of showers and not so much of baths. I can see how they are relaxing some of the time but for me I struggle to wash my hair as I have quite long hair and it's takes so long to fill up the bath so I really have to be in the mood.

However baths have now been forced upon me I thought I might as well take advantage and use some of my Lush products to help me relax before a big week at work. I love Lush, I love the smells, the products and how natural they are.

So for today's Soothing Sunday I have chosen the 'You've been Mangoed' to go in my bath, it smells amazing. It smells like mangos, lime and lemons it's a very refreshing smell. I have tried a number of Lush bath products but this is my favourite, they are bath oils so they don't dry the skin and leave a soft silky skin. I'm still not happy about the shower screen but at least I smell good.

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Make up Monday's - Review of the Revolution pressed powder

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Welcome back to Make up Monday's. Today I want to talk about my new make up powder, the Revolution pressed power.

I normally always pick up the Collection face pressed powder. It's my go to product and it's always been really good. However last time I went to repurchase they didn't have the right colour for me and I was almost out so I had to branch out on my brands. I have recently brought the Revolution eyeshadow pallet and so I turned to this brand to see what they had to offer.

I really like this powder, it is smaller than the Collection one but so far has lasted me 3 weeks and I still can't see the metal casing so it's going well. It's very fine which means it covers really well over pores and lines. It doesn't seem to dry my skin out but does keep it matte. 

My favourite thing about it is actually the case, it comes with a little mirror on the back (underneath the the sticker) and also a little make up sponge for retouching throughout the day. It's really cute and compact so it sits really nicely in my hand bag and make up bag.

Best thing of all it is only £2. I think I may be converted!

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Review of the Sudocreme skin care cream

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While I was on holiday I was contacted about a cruelty free product too see if I wanted to try a sample. Of course I jumped at the chance to try out a new cruelty free product, especially one that is designed for spot prone skin.

The product is Sudocrem skin care creamWhen I first read about the sample I thought it was funny as I have actually been using Sudocrem for years but I have always seen it as a healing cream for burns, stings, bites etc. This product is a bit different its designed to use daily to soothe and protect the skin.

So far I have been very impressed with the product, I have used it for a few days since I have been back off holiday. 

I was a little weary at first because when I opened the tube and squeezed it out it was very thick. Normally I find thick products sit on my skin and almost cause a layer of grease but this cream rubbed in really well. I used a small bit (I would say pea sized) and it covered my whole face.

I could feel that the cream was on my skin as it left my skin feeling very soft and smooth but it soaked in well and is completely none greasy which I was pleasantly surprised at. There is a slight antiseptic smell when I first applied but it isn't overpowering and it quickly disappears.

My skin is a little weird at the moment as I have dry patches from my holiday and a few blemishes but so far I have found it actually works for both. I think this would be an excellent product for taking on holiday actually to protect the skin and also to heal any dry or burnt patches. 

The tube I have is a decent size and I've not really used that much so far so I think it will last me a while. Looking at the product on the Superdrug website and it is only £2.08 so I would 100% recommend this as its a real bargain. You can also pick this up from Morrisons.

Let me know if you have tried this product or if you will be trying this.

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My new cruelty free serum

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So I'm back today with a new serum. I wrote a post a few months ago reviewing the B. Nourished night serum (go check it out) I liked this serum but when I did my empties post a few weeks I didn't feel it added much to my skincare so when it ran out I stopped using it. 

However I recently went on holiday to Cape Verde and whenever I go on holiday my skin gets dry from the sun and from putting more make up on each evening (at home I very really have make up on in the evening) so I felt like I needed a bit extra moisture in my skincare routine.

Seen as I wasn't convinced the first time I tried a serum I didn't want to spend a fortune so I stuck with what I know and went to Superdrug. I brought the Simply Pure Hydrating Serum and it cost £2.39.

I used this serum throughout my holiday and I really like it. The serum comes out the tube quite thick but goes on to the face really smoothly and sinks into the skin really well. There were a couple of occasions when I nearly forgot to put moisturiser on after as my skin felt soft. 

My only reservation is that it is quite a small tube but you only need a small pump to cover the face and neck and it is very inexpensive. One tube lasted me 2 weeks applying once daily on my holiday so it is worth the price whereas a more expensive one I would expect to last much longer.

I would recommend this product to someone who has oily skin and looking to try out a serum for the first time. I have repurchased this now I am back off holiday to see how it sits on my skin in a different climate so we shall see. 

Would I use this product long term? I'm not sure I feel like I might need something more nourishing going forward but for now I will keep repurchasing.

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