Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Latest Lush Finds and Reviews

Hello Everyone,
I thought I'd do a quick little post about the latest bits I've picked up in Lush. This isn't going to be the biggest haul, so please don't be disappointed if you're expecting to see lots of things.

The first bath bomb I picked up was the 'melting marshmallow moment'. I love this bath bomb sooooo much as it just smells amazing. It was sat in my room for ages before I got the chance to use it, and it made my whole room smell so nice! I almost wanted to keep it there! This bath bomb made the bath water feel really soft and creamy on my skin (I hope that makes sense) and it didn't irritate my skin, in fact my skin felt really nice and when I got out of the bath, even before I moisturised.

The second bath bomb I picked up was the 'Honey Bee - Bath ballistic' which was the one that used to come inside Mr Bumble, if anyone  remembers him? I'm writing this as I'm on holiday so I'm not able to take a photo of him at the moment, but let me know if anyone really wants to see a photo and I'll upload one once I'm home! The Honey Bee bath bomb smelt really sweet but in a nice subtle way, it has a really homely comforting smell if that makes sense, I really liked how it smelt and felt on my skin, but I must admit, it felt a little strange getting into yellow bath water! I didn't find that the scent really lasted very well on my skin, but it did feel lovely and soft for ages afterwards. I probably would get this bath bomb again, but part of me thinks that this is because I can just picture Mr. Bumbles happy face smiling at me. The biggest downside to this bath bomb, was I found it left a lot of brown sandy stuff at the bottom of the bath tub, which didn't look too pleasant (especially when it was combined with the yellow water.)

Another little bit I picked up was the 'Tiny Hands' hand moisturiser. It basically looks like a little bar of soap and it is meant to be used the same way, just minus the water. I actually bought this for my boyfriend, so I can't really give an opinion on it, but it seems to work quite well! His hands are softer and he seems to like it! I did ask him to give me a word to describe it and all I got from him was "handy" (not funny.) It smells like insense which I didn't expect.

Finally, I picked up some of the lush, bubblegum flavoured lip scrub. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get a photo of this, but you can just Google it if you're curious, there's no shortage of reviews on this product! I absolutely love this stuff! I've been really suffering with dry lips recently and lip balm hasn't really been doing the job, so that's why I decided to give this a go. It's basically just sugar really (well, that's what it feels and smells like) It works by taking off all the dead and dry skin, which is scrubbed off as you rub in the product. The sugar granules are quite sharp and hard, so if you give this a go then please do be careful that you don't end up taking too much skin off! After using it I usually end up licking the whole lot off! I don't know if that's what you're meant to do but it tastes too good not to! I'd definitely recommend using this lip scrub but definitely invest in a good lip balm to use alongside it. 

I hope you've enjoyed this little lush haul! Feel free to recommend me any other lush bits and I'l give them a go and do another review! (If you've liked this one enough that is, haha) 

I'll be posting a review on some budget waterproof makeup at some point this week too (Underwater selfies included) so keep your eyes peeled for that! 

I hope you're all well! :)

Monday, 20 July 2015

Budget Bath Bombs

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to share a super quick review with you all as I thought it was too good to keep to myself! 

When I'm at home and not at uni, I work as a waitress, which means, long, very busy shifts on my feet and I usually work right through the weekend. By the time Monday arrives, I'm usually completely exhausted and ache all over. This means that Mondays are usually the day I'll treat myself to a lazy day and a nice hot bath including a bath bomb. 

It goes without saying that I love love love lush bath bombs, but I do think it's becoming a bit of an expensive habit. I decided to broaden my horizons and give the Wilkinsons bath bomb range a go. 

I picked up a purple bath bomb which was called, Passion Fruit & Melon Fragrance Explosion, and I loved it! It smelt so good and turned the water purple, which really excites me. (I'm a massive child.) I have sensitive skin and I didn't find that this irritated it. My skin smelt so nice for ages afterwards (I could even smell it the next day!) I must admit, I don't find that the lush bath bomb scents last as long but they are definitely more luxurious.

Without a doubt, I will still be treating myself to Lush bath goodies again, but maybe not as often as I do now. For anyone who's looking for a cheaper way to treat themselves then I would definitely recommend the Wilkinsons bath bombs. Who could say no when they're just 95p each!?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Yet Another Primark Haul!

Hi Everyone!
I'm sure you've noticed by now that I'm a little bit obsessed with Primark!

I've recently sorted out all of my clothes, shoes and accessories, so I've had to really think twice about what I buy so that I don't end up with an overflowing wardrobe again. I thought I'd share with you the latest bits I've picked up, however, this won't be my usual big haul!

The first thing I bought was this lipstick. I really like the Primark lipsticks as I find that it lasts well and I like the matte effect. I think the gold casing makes it look more expensive than just £1.50 too! I got this one in a bright pink colour because I love how vibrant it is and I feel that it's quite an unusual shade. I'm looking forward to wearing this on summer days!

I also picked up these roll on perfumes which were only £2 each. I didn't know that roll on perfumes existed before spotting these (let me know if you did, maybe I'm just behind on the times) but I think they're a great idea and perfect to put in your handbag! The ones I've picked both smell quite flowery and I'd say one is more for daytime use and the other one for night time. I think the pink one is the day time one as it smells quite sweet and summery. I'm going to use the black one for evenings when I go out. It's difficult to explain what it smells like other than the night time version of the pink one. Maybe it's the black box that makes me think it's the night one. While we're on the topic of boxes, I think the packaging is really cute! They'd make nice little gifts!

Finally I picked up a white hand bag. It's quite a simple design which I like, and it's quite small which I think looks really dainty. The length of the strap is perfect for me, although it is adjustable so would suit anyone! I think this bag will look good dressed up or down. I love the colour and I think everyone should own a white handbag, they just match everything! This was a bargain at just £6, and I've been using it every day since I got it!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about the little bits I've picked up recently! Leave me a comment with your thoughts and let me know if you knew that roll on perfume existed before today!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Beauty on a Budget- My every day make-up routine

Hi everyone!
I wanted to do a little post showing you the products I use to create my every day make-up look, as I've shown in this photo! 

Anyone who has read my previous posts will know that I'm a student, so I tend to keep my make up budget quite low. I hope I can show you all that you don't need to spend lots of money to create an every day, natural look!

 I start of my daily routine by using the Simple- Kind to eyes soothing balm, which is £3.99 and available from lots of places, boots, superdrug etc. (I actually got mine in tescos.) I find this really wakes me up and makes me feel refreshed! Especially if I wake up feeling a little groggy. (If you really struggle waking up in the morning then keep this in the fridge and apply it straight from there! I know it sounds strange but it really does make a difference)

Secondly I use Rimmel- Match Perfection Fix & Perfect Primer, which costs £6.99. I think this creates a nice base for the rest of my make-up and makes my skin feel a bit nicer (and smell nice!) I use a brush to apply it and then I usually leave it for a few minutes to set before moving onto the next step.

 Next I apply a tinted moisturiser. You can apply a foundation at this point if you want more coverage or something a little heavier, but for a more natural day-time look, I use Natural Collections tinted Moisturiser, which is a bargain at just £1.99! I find natural collection products are really kind to my skin. I use the lightest shade of this as I am quite pale, and since this product gives quite a light coverage I find it doesn't leave a visible line around my face.

I finish off my make-up routine with my eyes. I use the Collection- Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner, which costs £2.99 to create a winged liner effect on top of my eyelids. Followed by Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Endless mascara which is £7.99. I really like this mascara! I've been using it for about a year now and I don't think I'll be changing any time soon! It coats my eyelashes nicely without making them clump together. This mascara has a nice brush that seperates my eyelashes out well before covering them and I find that it lasts for ages!

On a daily basis I don't always wear lipstick but if I do then I tend to go for quite subtle shades. If you're looking for a good day-time lipstick on a budget then I'd recommend the MUA  lipsticks which are only £1 each! Another favourite of mine for lipstick is the Natural collection range. I find both MUA and Natural collection lipsticks last really well and don't leave my lips feeling dried out. I don't actually just use these lipsticks for daytime, I have worn them to more formal occasions and have always received compliments! (Although I do go for their more vibrant shades for bigger occasions.)

I hope you've enjoyed reading about my daily make up routine, and hopefully I've convinced some of you to give these products a go! Let me know if you already use some of them and if you do, let me know how you find them! Also this is my first make-up post so let me know if you've liked it, and what other ones you'd like to see from me! :)

Friday, 3 July 2015

Liebster Award!

I've been nominated for the Liebster award by Sarah (everyone click the link and take a look at her blog!) So thank you Sarah! 

Here are the rules to follow to anyone who gets nominated! 
  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Post an image of the award that you like the most on your page
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who nominated you has asked
  • Link 5-11 blogs that have less than 200 followers
  • Create 11 questions for them to answer
  • Notify the blogs via their social media sites
Here are the Questions Sarah asked me alongside my answers! Hopefully this will help you all get to know me a little better! 

1. What made you start your blog?
I started my blog because I noticed a lot of people were complimenting my clothes and my style, and were all really surprised at how little some of my clothes cost! I am a strong believer that you don't have to spend a lot of money to put together a great outfit and I felt that a blog would be a great platform to share my finds with people! 

2. What is your favourite thing about blogging? 
My favourite thing about blogging has to be the people! I've found all of the bloggers I've come across so lovely and it's so nice to read other peoples posts and opinions. I love when other bloggers are interested in what I've written about and leave me nice comments too! 

3. What is the proudest moment of your life so far?
Getting onto my Fashion and Textiles course at uni! I'm proud that I got onto a course that lets me study something that I wanted to do since I was really young! 

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
hmm, this is a tough one! I don't really know how to answer because every time I go on holiday I want to live there, but places probably aren't as exciting when you live there! I'm quite happy with where I live now, my home is in London, but I study and live down in Portsmouth during term time, so I think I'd stay put and maybe have lots of holidays instead! (I hope that's not cheating.)

5. What's better; books or films?
I must admit, I don't read near as many books as I'd like too, between working hard for my degree and working all through summer, I don't find that I really get the time to sit back with a book. It's much easier to put a film on in the background while I'm getting on with my sketchbook work or sat by my sewing machine! Although nothing beats the feeling of when you can't put a good book down, so in my opinion, books are better, but I do watch a lot more films.

6. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
I think I'd be the queen because I'd love to know what she gets up to every day! haha!

7. Do you pronounce it scone (s-con) or scone (s-cone)?
Haha! I ask everyone this all the time! I say s-cone.

8. What is your favourite genre of music?
I don't really have a favourite genre of music, I listen to a bit of everything! 

9. Would you be able to live without the internet for a year?
I would love to be able to say yes to this but realistically, I don't think I could! I don't know what I'd do without being able to read/write blogs, catch up on TV or even quickly look things up! Also there'd be no instagram (which I've been a little obsessed with recently) Or twitter, and I'd just feel soooo out of the loop with everyone! 

10. What is your favourite season?
No doubt about it, summer is my favourite season! I love love love the sun! (Even though I burn really easily) I find that everyone is cheerier during summer and I love summer fashion. I could live forever in pretty floral dresses and sandals.

11. If you could fast forward/rewind to any age, which age would you choose? 
Probably rewind to being a baby, because then I'd have my whole life ahead of me!

Take a look at their blogs because I think they're all really cool!

And the 11 Questions I'm asking are...

1) What first attracted you to the world of blogging? 
2) What is your favourite piece of clothing and why?
3) What one word would your friends use to describe you?
4) If you could have one wish, what would it be?
5) What has been the best day of your life so far and why?
6) Would you rather go back in time or go forward to the future, and why?
7) What is the one beauty product you couldn't live without? 
8) If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you take with you?
9) If you could eat just one food for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?
10) Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years time?
11) Where is the place you'd most like to travel to?

I hope you've enjoyed reading this post! Sorry it's taken me so long to put up! I've been so busy working and moving uni house!