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LUSH GOODIES

2:59:00 pm


I'd like to start off by saying Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you're all having a wonderful day filled with laughter and joy. I've spent the day so far with my family at home opening presents and playing board games. I got given some lovely presents from my family, friends and boyfriend this year which I am so grateful for. I got a few LUSH products which I am so excited about that I just had to feature them in a post. Who doesn't love a bit of LUSH?!


Golden Wonder Bath Bomb | I got this bath bomb last year for Christmas and I loved it so much that I asked for it again this year. I has a beautiful citrus scent to it which just lights up your entire bathroom. It includes a blend of sweet orange, lime and cognac oils which helps keep your skin silky smooth and soft.

Gold Fun | I've heard about the 'fun' products that they do at LUSH but I've never actually tried any of them so you could say I was pretty excited when I saw this one in my stocking. This is a limited edition version of 'Fun', it's a multipurpose shampoo, soap, bubble bath and moldable toy. It smells like honey due to the best selling honey-toffee fragerence. I am very excited to try this one.

Northern Lights Bath Bomb | Colourful bath bombs are my favourite as I find them so fascinating to watch before I get into the bath. This bath bomb is supposed to turn blue and neon green as it fizzles away in the bath. The bath bomb includes jasmine and ylang ylang oils to help with your skin and to also smell good.

Dashing Santa Bath Bomb | This santa bath bomb is too cute. It's supposed to realease a gorgeous Satsuma scented aroma made up of mandarin, bergamot and orange absolute. This bath bomb is also supposed to give your bath water a bit of Christmas sparkle with some snowflake luster.

Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb | I have been going on and on about wanting this bath bomb for a very long time and I was extreamly happy and grateful when my boyfriend got it for me. It has a lovely lavender scent to it but it's not too overpowering which I like. It's filled with all these different coloured mini bath bombs around the sides and I'm so intrested and excited to see what this bath bomb is like.

conditioner

HERBAL ESSENCES NAKED VOLUME SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER REVIEW

6:57:00 pm


When I heard about Herbal Essences new Naked line which has 0% silicone, parabens and colorants, I just had to try it out. I'm always looking out for new shampoo and conditioners to try out for my hair, and I'm mainly on the look out for some what natural products. I believe this shampoo and conditioner comes in three different collections suitable for different hair types: Clearly Naked Volume collection for people with fine and dull hair that needs a bit of bounce, Clearly Naked Moisture collection for those people that need a bit of moisture in there hair to replenish and revitalize the strands, Clearly Naked Shine collection to give your hair a silky soft finish with a glowing shine. 

I picked out the volume collection as my hair is quite fine and sometimes it needs a boost to create a healthy looking bounce. I have very mixed feelings about this product. After rinsing the shampoo off, my hair just felt like straw! It was so dry and felt horrible to touch however after applying the conditioner, my hair felt back to normal again and very soft. I do use a hair treatment on my hair once every 2 weeks to keep the moisture locked in. The volume shampoo is defiantly a very drying shampoo so I wouldn't recommend this on anyone who already has quite dry hair. The thing which I do really love about this product is the scent. The shampoo and conditioner contains grapefruit and mint extracts therefore it gives off a wonderful peppermint scent to my hair.

I personally don't think I'd purchase this particular product again, however I would like to try out their moisture and shine collections to see if those two are less drying on my hair than this one is. 

Beauty

A CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR HER: BEAUTY EDITION

12:12:00 pm

Gift sets always make a good Christmas presents, especially when it comes down to beauty gift sets for girls. I believe that you can never go wrong with gift sets as so many high end brands bring them out around the Christmas season. I picked out a few beauty gift sets that will hopefully give you a little inspiration for choosing the perfect gift.  

Benefit offer such fabulous gifts sets every year, however this one stood out to me the most. This set contains: High Beam highlighter, Hoola bronzer, mini they're real mascara, 7.5ml The POREfessional and the ultra plush lip gloss mini in hoola. 

Origins Christmas Bauble Gift Set | £12.00 
Every girl loves some skincare products and this gift set is suitable for any skin type. This cute bauble gift set includes: GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to brighten and depuff (5ml), Make a Difference Overnight Hydrating Repair Cream (5ml), Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to clear pores (7ml), Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask to quench skin's thirst (7ml) and Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion (15ml). 

OPI Trend on Ten Gift Set | £30.00
This gift set is perfect for any nail polish lover. It includes ten 4.5ml minis of OPI nail varnish colours from gorgeous every day colours to the vibrant dark red and berrys. Set includes these shades: Haven’t the Foggiest, Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-y, Princesses Rule! Toucan Do It If You Try, Cajun Shrimp, Big Apple Red, Malaga Wine, Lincoln Park After Dark. 

Clinique Party Pretty Set | £50.00
Clinique are one of my favourite brands as all of there products are amazing quality and work extremely well on any skin type and tone. This gorgeous gift set includes: Limited Edition All About Shadow 6-Pan palette, Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Grandest Grape (3g), High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara in Black (10ml), Quickliner for Eyes Intense in intense sable (14g), Limited Edition A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skin's in cinnamon swirl (4ml), All About Eyes (15ml) and also a Cosmetics Bag to keep all the goodies inside.  

Laura Mercier Lip Trio Makeup Set | £25.00
A girl can never have too many lip products. A perfect lipstick gift sets for any girl that loves wearing lip products on a daily basis. The trio includes: Mini Lip Pencil, NEW Mini Creme Smooth Lip Colour and Full Size Lip Glaze.

Topshop Smokey Eyes Gift Set | £22.00
Topshop's makeup is always really good quality at such an affordable price. This little topshop gift set includes: A Smokey Eyeshadow Palette, Kohl Eyeliner and 3D Curve Mascara. All three are included in a Christmas inspired gift box. 

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara Set | £22.00 
This trio gift set is perfect for any girl and is all you need for lashes. The set includes: a full size Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara for outrageous volume, lift and curls. Along with two free gifts: Advanced Night Repair Eye (10 day supply) to reduce the look of ageing, and Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (Deluxe travel size) to quickly remove powder eyeshadow and other eye makeup. 

2014

WISHLIST: MATALAN CHRISTMAS HOME DECOR

5:56:00 pm

I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by. It's finally December and Christmas is slowly approaching. I love everything about Christmas; the songs, the shopping, the wrapping but one thing I love the most is all of the Christmas decorations they bring out each year. I was having a sneaky look on the Matalan website at some of the decorations, there were a few items which I completely fell in love with and couldn't help but share them in this little blog post.  


Every Christmas I have to get a new Christmas bedding to celebrate. I love the Fairisle prints which are always popular during this season and I found this decorative cushion would look perfect with the Christmas bedding I currently have. The print is so unique and I love the reindeer's on this one. 

I would fill this tin bowl with a massive amount on Celebrations chocolate. I think it would look really nice sitting on the table at Christmas day for all the family to enjoy. 

This is such a cute little tree decoration, however I'd also hang this up on the wall around the living room or my bedroom just to make the room that little bit more festive. I do love a bit of tartan print and I love how they feature a bit of tartan ribbon along with the wooden heart. 
 

I do love a good scented candle all year round. I tend to go for the warm cinnamon scents during the winter months. I feel like it makes the whole room feel so cosy and leaves a warm scent throughout the room making it feel a lot like Christmas. 

I own so many mugs that I honestly do not need anymore, however I can't seem to help myself when I see a cute mug like this. It's so cute and Christmas like. I can imagine myself sitting in my blanket with a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows on top *sighs*. 

My Nan always has these hanging around her living room during Christmas and I really do think they make your room look 100 times more festive. You can get these in a variety of different designs but this one stood out to me the most. I love the glitter on this one to make out as if it's got snowed on, and I love the fake red berries to give it a pop of colour.