Hello everyone! I’m sorry this post is a little bit late… But here it is!
April was a busy month for me. It started off quiet and chilled as I was on a family holiday, but by the time I got back I had started working full time, which I know the majority of people do, but I am shattered! 😅 So I was definitely in need of the Monday bank holiday!
Now on to what I’ve been loving this month…
Adidas Los Angeles Grey Trainers
These little beauties were on my ASOS wish list for a while, and when I saw that they were on sale, I had to pop them into my shopping basket. They’re unbelievably comfy and go with lots of outfits.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
I wanted to try NYX products for a while. I believe they now stock their products in Boots, however I ordered a selection from ASOS. I got two of their Lip Cremes, in the shades Athens and Milan.
I find it leaves a gorgeous matte finish, that lists for ages! But I always make sure to moisturise my lips with my fave lip balm (Carmex) before application!
Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair – Lush Shower Gel
I’ll be honest, the name of this product may have influenced my decision to buy it just slightly 🎤… It’s a song from one of my favourite musicals, South Pacific! It smells very fresh and leaves you feeling super clean.
Sephora Vitamin C Booster Serum
As mentioned in my Prague Sephora Haul… I’ve been using this almost every morning. I just pop two to three drops into my palms and massage into my face. I find it leaves my skin dewy and glowing.
The last few days I’ve been bogged down with the worst cold ever! I thought I felt a bit better today so I met up with one of my best friends from school for some lunch in town. Before heading home I decided to pop into Lush to pick up a few things. I thought I’d treat myself to a pamper night to help make myself feel a bit better! 🙂
Avobath(Bath Bomb)- This is my all time favourite product from Lush. It’s smells so fresh and uplifting (so it is a must if you like to have baths in the morning!). The Avocado and Olive Oil really helps to rehydrate my skin.
Butterball(Bath Bomb)- This bath bomb contains chunks of Cocoa Butter, which melt into the bath and makes your skin feel almost like velvet.
Percup (Massage Bar) – I’ve tried other Lush massage bars and I think they’re brilliant! They make my skin so smooth and soft. I decided to give this one a go. The bar is topped with whole coffee beans, which makes it look a bit different.
Milky Bath(Bubble Bar)- Who doesn’t love a bubble bath?! I believe that this is a new bubble bar. I thought it just looked so cute! It’s shaped like a milk bottle! It smells very sweet, yet subtle. It contains Orange Oil, Skimmed Milk , Patchouli Oil, and Cocoa Butter.
Cup O’Coffee(Face and Body Mask)- I LOVE the smell of coffee. This mask contains: Vanilla, Roasted Cocoa Extract, Vetivert Oil, and Coffee Infusion. I have been loving the FRANK Coffee Scrub lately, but I thought I’d try this out as it seemed like it would be a bit more moisturising as a mask.
Thanks for reading! Let me know what are some of your fave Lush products! 😀
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a brilliant start to 2016, and if not, you can always count January as a false start and try again in February! 😉 How time flies! 1 month down and only 11 months to go in 2016! January has been a pretty busy month for me. I was lucky enough to have been offered a new job, and I accepted it of course! I started a couple of weeks ago now, and I absolutely love it. This was one of my new years resolutions (the only one I have managed to fulfil so far…). This month there has been a few new beauty purchases that I have been in to, and also some old products that have made a re-appearance back into my life. I’ve also thrown in some other non-beauty related products for good measure!
Here are a few beauty products and other bits and bobs I have been loving in the last 31 days…
Aussie Take The Heat Leave-In Cream Cream – After a recent trip to the hair dressers, I learned that my usual heat defence spray wasn’t really stepping up to the plate. Apparently if you’re using a spray, pretty much half of the product doesn’t even make it onto your hair. My hair dresser suggested a heat defence cream or serum, as this will coat the hair and ensure it’s protected. I love Aussie products, not only is the smell just amazing, but I find that they actually do work for my hair. After I wash and condition my hair, I use my tangle teezer to gently work out any knots, I then towel dry my hair until it’s still slightly damp. I then take one pump of the product and rub it between my palms and evenly distribute it throughout my hair.
My beauty routine had to be put on hold for a while this month as I suffer from eczema flare ups on my body and face. I still haven’t managed to pin point the exact cause of this, but I tend to put it down to Winter weather and stress. Normally it doesn’t bother me too much if it’s on my body, however my face is a different story. I always feel so self conscious and it’s the first thing people look at when they meet you, and so I like to try and get under control of my eczema ASAP!
I decided to go back to basics with my skin care and I bought Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, I had this recommended to me by my dermatologist a few years ago but never gave it a go, and I’m so so happy that I did. It is so gentle and fragrance free, it takes off all makeup and it also feel like it’s properly cleaning your skin without being harsh on it.
I also began using Epaderm cream as a moisturiser on my face and body again. I was prescribed this by my GP and I should learn to never use a different moisturiser as this stuff works for me!
As a treat from time to time I have been loving using ‘The Comforter Shower Cream’ from LUSH. The comforter was my favourite bubble bar, and when I saw they brought out a shower cream I had to try it. I was lucky enough to get a gift set with this in it for Christmas. The smell is super sweet almost like bubble gum and I can’t get enough of it.
There are three new products I have been using almost every day this month, they have become almost a staple in my makeup routine and although they might seem pretty basic they work really well for me.
Barry M Mani Mask in ‘Birthday Suit’ – You might recognise this being mentioned in one of my other posts ‘Mini Boots Makeup Haul’. I can’t have my nails done for work but I also like to have a nude pink coat on to make my nails looks a bit brighter. This covers any imperfections in my nails and gives in a french pink look to it.
Barry M Mani Mask
My hand ft. mani mask!
Rimmel Brow This Way in ‘Dark Brown’ – I have naturally dark thick brows and so apart from grooming them I tend not to do much. However I thought I’d try out a brow gel and see if I liked it. This is a good colour match and blends in really well. I like it as I holds my brows in place all day!
Ted Baker Lipstick – My Boyfriend got me a gorgeous Ted Baker makeup gift set for Christmas, and I love all the products it came with. My favourite product was the Nude Pink lipstick. I’m unsure on the product name unfortunately. It is super creamy and glides onto the lips. The colour lasts and keeps my lips moisturised. I think it’s the perfect everyday nude shade!
Michael Kors Sexy Amber – This was another Christmas present I absolutely loved this month! I wanted to get this perfume for all of last year but never got the chance to purchase it. I did a fair amount of travelling in 2015 and every time I was in duty free I sprayed this, so it always reminds me of my holidays when I wear it! It has a deep, sweet scent with fragrance notes of Sandalwood, Mandarin, White Florals.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other concerns) By Mindy Kaling – I bought this book at Toronto Pearson Airport on my way back to Scotland. I read a good chunk of it on the plane, however when I got back home I didn’t have the time to finish it off. This month I made the effort to read more before bed and I finally finished it!! I love Mindy Kaling, and her personality definitely comes across in this book. It’s funny, witty and makes you feel like you’ve known her all her life!
Food & Drink:
Davids Tea ‘Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait’ – My sister brought a box of these tea bags over from Canada when she visited for Christmas. They are so yummy! I wish you could buy Davids Tea over here in the UK.. I’m going to need to ask her to send me some over!
Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a brilliant February! I’d love to hear what you all think, so please feel free to leave in the comments what you’ve been loving this January!