Lush Lakeside Mother's Day Blogger Event 2017

Last weekend I was invited to attend the Lush store in Lakeside to view the new 2017 mother's day collection. Seeing as this was my first ever Lush event, I didn't really know what to expect! But the whole morning was spent with other lovely Essex bloggers learning about all the new exclusive mother's day products, as well as seeing a few of them in action. There is so much to offer from this range, from lip scrubs and shower gels to bath bombs and bubble bars, there really is something for everyone! 

The whole event was hosted by Jess and Marco, who showed us around the store explaining what each of the products do and how to use them. For me, Jess and Marco made the whole event fun and enjoyable, and their knowledge of the Lush products is incredible (I know that I for one wouldn't be able to remember every single detail that they did).

Yummy Mummy Shower Cream - £4.95 (100g bottle)
The first product that we were shown was the Yummy Mummy Shower Cream. This product has been around in Lush before, so it's great to see it back! I love everything about this shower gel. The scent, colour and way it leaves your skin feeling is amazing! This year Lush have made this product self preserving, so it's even more moisturising than before. We were given a little demonstration of this product, and I can certainly tell you that it left my skin feeling very soft! Plus I loved that it turned the water purple afterwards! 

Pink Custard Shower Jelly - £4.25 (100g)
Out of all the products that we were shown, this one might just be my favourite. I had personally never tried a shower jelly before so didn't know what to expect from this product, but I was pleasantly surprised! This product can be used in both the shower and the bath, and it smells as nice as it sounds! For a 100g pot this is £4.25.

Scrubee Body Butter - £6.95
The next product that we were shown was the Scrubee Body Butter. I was given a little arm massage using this and loved how it made my skin feel afterwards. The bee has hydrating honey and cocoa butter within its contents, and is packed with coconut shells and ground almonds to make him an excellent exfoliation product. Can we just talk about how cute he is? Seriously, so adorable! At £6.95 this product is on the expensive side, but it's certainly worth it. Plus the sweet scent is a bonus!

Next we were shown all of the bath products (OK, so these might be my favourite products too!). For anyone who knows me, Lush bath products are one thing that I always make sure I am stocked up on. I currently have two boxes under my bed full of bath bombs and bubble bars, but you can never have enough right? I love when Lush create exclusive products, themed for a certain occasion. Although I have tried a lot of Lush collections, the mother's day range was always one that I missed. So was excited to see them in action.

 Baabar - £3.95
Bubble bar's are one of the best Lush creations (in my opinion). For me, they are always worth their while and I often get 5-7 baths out of one product if used sparingly. The bubble bar designs are often creative and cute, this bar being one of them too. The Baa Bar is full of comforting lavender and rose scents, with the idea of tucking you up in bed and 'counting sheep'. The soya milk ingredient helps to soften the skin, and the hints of lavender and violet help to relax. The perfect product for anyone, not only mums, who are dreaming of a good nights sleep! 

MUM Bath Bomb - £2.95
Out of the whole collection, this bath bomb looks the most simple. Although it's certainly got more bite than it looks! This product has a gorgeous sherbet lemon scent which smells really fresh and uplifting. (plus it has a secret, hidden message inside which makes it the perfect gift!) The MUM bath bomb comes in two different colours. There is a pink 'MUM' and a yellow 'MUM'. Don't be fooled though, they are the same product and leave the bath with the same bright pink colour. This bath bomb is the cheapest in the collection and at £2.95 is the perfect little extra for any mother's day present.

Your Mother Should Know Bubble Bar - £5.95
This bubble bar is one of the biggest products from the mother's day collection. The bright colours are uplifting and the smell is really refreshing. In fact, we were told that it shares a similar scent to Frozen which is one of my Lush favs! You are able to get so many different baths out of this product. You could split into 4 or if you wanted an intense pampering night then use it all at once, although I love how the colours all look together when mashed up. We were shown this product in use, and it left the water a lime green colour. 

Elsie The Giraffe (You're Havin' A Bath) - £6.95
Out of every product in this collection, this one is certainly the most gimmicky. I do love  gimmick though! This product has a gorgeous lemony scent which when swirled around your bath leaves it a gorgeous yellow colour. When used this product releases lemon and lime oils that soften your skin. My only worry about this product, is that I wished there was more of it to use! 

UPS-A-DAISY - £3.50
You just can't help but smile at this bath bomb. When placed into the water essential oils of rosewood, rose and orange are released which leaves a gorgeous scent. The only downside to seeing this product in store is that we weren't able to experience the full wonder of patterns and colour it creates when being used. Out of all the products, this one probably 'shows off' the most. It will definitely be one I am going back for. 

Sunrise Soap - £4.25
We were then shown the one soap that has been released as part of the collection. Sunrise is a gorgeous orange scent, which feels fresh and zesty. Once lathered up, this soap creates orange bubbles which gently softens the skin. 

Mouthwash Tabs - £5.95
I am completely new to the whole toothpaste game at Lush. I have personally never been brave enough to try anything other than my trusty Colgate! But I was excited to hear about these Mouthwash tabs. There are three different versions of this product having different scents and tastes. We were given Creme de Menthe to try out at home. (I made my dad act as the human guinea pig and he said that it left his mouth feeling refreshed and clean. So that's a good sign!).

 Overall, I had such a lovely morning spent looking at all of these products in Lush. It was nice to meet and talk to other Essex bloggers as well, who share the same passion of Lush as I do! After the event had finished, I did a little bit of shopping which I will be sharing in another blogpost next week.

Thanks so much to everyone at Lush Lakeside for hosting an amazing bloggers event. I really enjoyed experiencing all of the new products, and now have another Lush list as long as my arm! 

Until next time, 

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Beauty : Glossybox February 2017

There is nothing more exciting than receiving post in the mail, especially when they come in the form of a cute little box filled with surprise makeup goodies. I am of course talking about my Glossybox subscription, which much like its special February theme, I am loving!

With it being February, the month of love, Glossybox had completely switched up their box design to feature a black and white striped lid with 'LOVE' printed on top. Personally I really like the look of this months box, although I am big fan of the classic look too! This months box also included 4 out of 5 full sized products, which always makes it seem worthwhile! 

So let's take a look inside this months box...

Jeanne Arthes L'eau de Rose £20
This month we received a full size L'eau de Rose perfume, which smells absolute gorgeous. Like the name suggests, this perfume has a rose scent with 'dreamy, elegant and crisp notes'. To me, this perfume is very similar to a body spray that my mum owns so this reminds me of her which I find really comforting! I love that this has been included in this box as a full size product, as I know that I am going to love it even more throughout the next couple of months. 

Ciate London Paint Pot in Iced Frappe £9
I always love to receive nail polishes in these beauty boxes as in my opinion you can never have enough! This colour is a particular favourite of mine and it also applies smoothly to the nail. I have worn this a couple of times since receiving it and love to pair it with an accent glitter nail to jazz it up a little. The product size in the box was also full sized, so that's always a bonus too as it would certainly be a colour I would buy for myself! 

MeMeMe Beat the Blues in Oyster Gold £7.25
'Boost the radiance of a winter-weary complexion with this iridescent skin illuminator'...erm ok sounds good to me! This product works in a couple of different ways. You can apply it with your foundation to create an all over radiance to the skin, or you can apply in the highlight areas of the face. I am yet to try this product, but when I do I will make sure to let you know my views! 

La Theorie Des Volcans Noir Eternae Youth Potion Face Scrub £26
One thing that I love to use on a pamper night is a face mask, so I am really excited to try this one out. You apply the pink paste to the skin and wait for it to turn grey as it gets to work removing impurities and dead skin. This product also claims to plump and smooth the skin, which is something that I would be interested in seeing happen. 

Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Strength Restorer Balm £4.49
This product couldn't have come at a better time for me. I have been having so many issues with my hair recently that I have been hoping for a 'miracle' product to come into my life to fix everything. You apply this hair mask to freshly washed hair making sure its spread generously to the ends. After leaving it for 1-5 minutes depending on your needs, you rinse out as normal. I am hoping to give this product a try sooner rather than later, so stay tuned to twitter for my views! 

So that was everything in this months box. I know I say this every month, but everything this is probably my favourite month so far! I would be interested to know if anybody else got the same bits this month, or if you got anything different! 

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Beauty : 5 Brushes under £10

5 Brushes you need in your life under £10

I have been thinking about writing a post like this for ages, but wanted to make sure that I had tried and tested out all of the brushes before sharing my honest opinion! Make-up brushes can seriously change the outcome of your look. Brushes can be so expensive, although they don't need to be to get a well finished result, trust me I know! As much as I swoon over the MAC brushes, they're just not in my student friendly price range. So I thought I would share my favourite brushes that you need in your life which are under £10. 

1. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush £6.65 on
This was the first makeup brush that I ever used, and is one I have been loving ever since. (It was also the brush that set off my Real Techniques obsession) The brush is perfect for blending liquid or cream products to the face leaving the skin with a natural looking base. I love the shape of this brush too as it makes it easier to hold and feels comfortable when applying. 

2. Kiko Face 106 Brush £10.40
Now I probably don't use this brush for its intended use, but its perfect for applying powder to the skin. The brush has two layers to the brush which leaves for a natural, light and defined finish. I have tried to use this with a liquid foundation, but it doesn't seem to work for me as well as it should have. I love how easily brushes can be used for different things, much like this brush! 

3. Spectrum 'So Lit' Brush £9.99
The hype over Spectrum brushes has been building over the past couple of years and I for one can say its well deserved. Not only do they look gorgeous on a dressing table, but they work just as nice! My brothers girlfriend Emma is a big fan of these brushes and has the whole pink and purple set, so I knew I had to try them out. This brush is used to apply powder products, however it works lovely when applying highlighter as it picks up the right amount of powder.

4. Real Techniques Shading Brush £5.55 on
I could go on about my craze for Real Technique brushes forever, but they are seriously amazing and so affordable! One of my favourite eye brushes is the standard Shading brush. This works perfectly when applying the shadow all over the eye, as well as fitting perfectly in the crease of the eye. It blends everything out nicely and works easily to finish a gorgeous little eye look.  

5. P.s.. Primark Double Ended Eye Brush £3
I mean, Primark are one of the best affordable retailers in  my opinion. Recently they have really upped their beauty game by creating brushes and makeup that can compete with big named products. (I mean their matte lipsticks are a serious contender!) I was looking for a eyebrow spooly and this was the only brush I could find. It comes with the spooly on one end and then an angled brush on the other side. I use this brush everyday to do my brows now and wouldn't be able to finish my look without it. If you try any of the brushes mentioned in this list, then make sure it's this one! 

What do you think of my top picks? There are so many brushes out there to choose from that it's sometimes hard to find ones perfect for use, but I think I have found mine. Let me know if you think I have missed anything out of this list! 

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Things I want... but don't really need!

Now that it's February I can officially say... IT'S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! 

Seeing as it's my birthday month, 24th February if we're being precise, I have been asked the age old question time and time again from different family members, 'What do you want for your Birthday?'. This has got me thinking, what do I want for my birthday? To be honest, there isn't really anything that I can say I particularly need. I am so lucky to be in the position of living at home whilst studying, so I have everything that I could ask for. Although I would be lying if I said there aren't a few things that I have had my eye on that I wouldn't necessary buy for myself. 

Hope you enjoy this little list, and if any of my family members are reading...


Gorilla Pod
Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Bronze Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Pixiwoo Hollywood icons DVD 

Olympus 45mm Lens
Lush bath products
Starbucks XOXO Acrylic Tumbler
Pandora Vintage Night Sky Charm

Disney Animators collection Rapunzel Cushion
Dumbo Big Face Cushion
Lip Whip Beauty Bakerie
Zara Quilted Crossbody Scarf bag

So yeah, there are a just a few bits that I have been eyeing up recently. Mainly as a little wish list that I would never go out and buy for myself and that I really don't need! Let me know if you have tried/got any of the products I have mentioned above, and if I really do need them in my life! 

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