Sunday, 24 August 2014
There is nothing I love more than wandering around Lush browsing the different colourful products, try and testing new and loved items. And especially recommending them to my beautiful friendlings.
I wanted to share with you my favourite products, if you are a newbie to lush or just want to try something new I reckon there's something for all in this bunch!!
The Comforter - Big pink and white swirlness of loveliness. It's smells like blackcurrent and when you crumble off a small part and pop under running water it produces the most beautiful bubbles and turns the water a lovely pink colour.
Ro's Argan Body Conditioner - This is hard to say, but this may be my all time favourite product. I have spoke about this numerous times on the bloggy .. The scent .. sweet roses ohmygoodness it's amazing. It leaves the sking super soft and the scent stays on the skin for hours.
Cedric's Caldren Bath Melt - This one I save for those moments. Those days when I just can't shake that feeling .. Of anxiety/panicness/sadness/illness or general feeling poopness. This one is saved for those occasions. It's gentle and soothing. Leaves the water silky and milky and the pouch that's filled with oats you can use to exfoliate the skin after.
Dreamtime Bath Melt - Bath melts are a thing of beauty. They dissolve in the water and create an oilyness which makes the skin so so soft. The fact it contains lavender makes this product perfect for before bed and I think it's the perfect pamper product.
Twilight - I like to save Twilight for night times, not only because it's filled with lavender and ovaltine but it's covered in tiny moons and stars. If you're having problems switching off, try popping one of these into your bath an hour or so before bed. I think it does wonders.
Butterball - so simple yet so fabulous. No Butterball isn't many fancy shades of colour. And it doesn't give off the scent of sweets. It's white and speckled, full of cocoa butter. I buy these baby's in bulk as I know it'll be the first thing I reach for when getting my products home. Soothing and hydrating what more could you ask for.
RoseJam Bubbleroon - If you like rose this is for you. Imagine between a melt and a bubble bar. It leaves you skin really soft and smells just beautiful, extremely fresh! And conveniantly breaks in two.
Lip Scrubs - I like the lip scrubs for days when my lips are super dry. I rub a tiny bit of the sugar scrub on my lips then remove with a warm flannel pop on a lip balm and ready to go.
So that's it lovelys. I hope you've enjoyed today's post :) and maybe found some new bits to try. If you have any recommendations for me please let me know bellow xx
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
This is a bit of an unusual post for the old bloggy today, but last Thursday at work I got to be part of a bloggers event evening :) It is no secret on my blog that I work in the wild world of beauty and get to experience some amazing things, but it's a rarity that I post about it on here. I've taken part in bloggers events before when previously working for Benefit, yet this was a new experience from an Elizabeth Arden perspective! And I wanted to tell you all because I blooming LOVED it!!!!
Here are the lovely bloggers who attended ...
We kept the evening very simple with skin scan consultations and foundation checks. Our on counter tools read the levels in your skin and I have found this the most accurate way of helping ladies find their best fit of SkinCare. Discovering why their skin is behaving the way it is.
Next a foundation check to find the perfect colour for you. Basically this is a life saver it blocks out all the ghastly lighting in store so we can find your truest match. I'll pop a link below about the lovely lady blogging over at FlyingFoxBlog.com and you can have a mooch about her thoughts on the technology :)
Lastly I got to offer our 7 minute massages to all our lovely guests, boy were my hands soft after with all the Gold Capsules (I know if you're a regular reader of my blog you'll have seen these pop up many times they're a firm favourite) :D
I love this treatment as it's a fantastic way for customers to relax without disturbing the makeup. All the ladies complimented me after on the treatment for how fabulous it felt and how silky the capsules were.
It's fantastic for working out any tension as you wouldn't believe how much we actually use our necks and how neglected they can feel. I must have bored the girls senseless of telling them how important it is to make sure you take your lotions and potions up your neck to and not just on the facey haha!!! :D
So I just wanted to share the experience with you really. I know you all know all the thoughts and products I discuss are 100% my own and that I only talk about things on here that I'm truly passionate about and feel you must hear of but just to restate!!
Hope you enjoyed the post lovelys xxx
Saturday, 16 August 2014
The Power of the Pamper Evening
When you are having one of those days that you just can not shake. Trust me we all have them. A bad day, a bad week. Something's just make you feel a little blue, that stick around and drive you crazy.
There. That would be my absolute necessary time for a pamper evening!
First things first take off the days grime, take off the make up! I'm currently using the Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil. A nice hot flannel and get all that day old make up off your face, best feeling ever.
Pop a hair mask on, if I'm washing my hair I'll apply my hair mask to dry hair and let it do it's thing then ...
Draw a bath, a nice hot bath. I like to watch netflix on my iPad or YouTube videos an just zone out for a little while surrounded by the bubbles. I'll have normally chosen some lush goodies to make the bath super duper lovely.
Once soaked and normally after a little snooze I'll rinse off. Pummis my tootsies, nothing better than soft feet. And pop on a body butter, one that smells delicious :)
Face mask time, I'll pick a face mask depending on what my skin seems to be doing. Relax for ten to fifteen then complete my nighttime skin care routine!
Pop on some clean pjs, light some candles and then pick the evenings viewing material. At the moment this is including The OC as I'm loving re watching my favourite episodes.
Taking time out just for yourself and to make yourself feel better, I think is really important. Especially if you've been feeling slightly rotton. Everytime I have a bad day you can guarantee this is what I'll be doing at the end of it.
What gets you out of a bad schlump?? Any go to tips?? :) xx
Sunday, 3 August 2014
July FavouritesTime to talk to you lovely bunch about what I have been loving through out the month of July.
Face Masks - this month I have definitely been loving having a bit of a pamper and applying a facemask when hopping out of the shower. The ones I have found myself reaching for most regularly are:
Origins Clear Improvement - Active charcoal mask. I've been reaching for this throughout July when my skin has really been feeling a little urgh. You know just bumpy and blemished, after using this my skin feels calmer and clearer.
I've also loved The Body Shop Honey and Oat mask. I've been using this most often as I find it balancing for my skin. It cleanses, polishes and moisturises in one. It smells absolutely gorgeous and leaves the skin super soft. It's exfoliating and hydrating, when I use this twice a week it leaves my skin glowing and much more manageable.
Exfoliating - Through out the month of July I've been a little stricter with myself on my weekly beauty regime. Top of the list remembering to exfoliate. The one I've been using is Soap and Glory No Clogs Allowed. This month I've been trying to finish up what's in my bathroom cupboards, I am the typical girl who uses up a quarter of a product and then starts something new. I completely forgot I had this scrub, you apply it to dry skin and then wet your fingertips and in circular movements massage the skin. Two things first the scrub starts to change colour and secondly it becomes pleasently warm. I have been making sure I do this at least once a week.
Make up favourites:
Nars Creamy Concealer - I spoke about this concealer in a previous post so I won't go in to too much detail. But amazing coverage, none drying fantastic colour the perfect product.
MAC Dip Down Gel Eyeliner - I have completely fell back in love with this. It's so easy to apply, highly pigmented and really soft. It stays in place all day and being a rich brown is a little more natural than complete black.
Moisturising - I am definitely one for moisturising, religiously after showering. This month I've loved Hawaiian tropics Lime Coolada body butter it smells like a dream and sinks into the skin strait away.
The OC - blast from the past I know, but this has come back into my life and I have completely fallen back in love. I want my very own Seth Cohen :)