Wednesday, 15 October 2014

current favourites


With everything a little hectic at the moment (promise I won't mention how busy I am again any time soon!) I didn't get the chance to post my September favourites & whilst I was wracking my brain for blog post ideas I thought, why not share some current favourites instead? 

First up is a sweet smelling perfume, LUSH Snow Fairy, which was unfortunately limited edition last year but I'm hoping/praying it makes a return for the festive season again because I'm running low! I've had quite problematic skin & it's something I've been trying to get under control as it really knocks my confidence. I knew I had a product that could help reduce the spots I've been suffering with & the amount of joy I felt when I discovered my tiny pot of Origins Super Spot Remover last week was slightly ridiculous but very relieving! Applying a small blob of the gel on any problem areas dries out the skin & lessens redness. It certainly doesn't remove imperfections over night but it definitely helps to speed up the process of achieving blemish free skin. I've been loving lighter coverage foundations recently, with YSL Touché Éclat being one of my most loved & Revlon Nearly Naked following close behind. The thinner consistency still fulfils my coverage requirements without the cakey feeling some foundations have. Running late seems to be my speciality at the moment so I've been reaching for the  Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paint in Rich Russet as the doe foot applicator allows me to create a smokey eye look in seconds, it's blendable, highly pigmented & won't budge all day! My final favourite is a bit of a treat, my Mum & Nana surprised me with a pastel green bag containing a box filled with Laduree Macarons after their trip to London at the weekend, which I unfortunately had to miss out on (boo!) If you're ever wondering which flavour to choose, I'd recommend Salted Caramel, they're to die for!

Let me know your current favourites in the comments!

L x

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

sunday

Suddenly feeling really Christmassy after seeing/smelling the Festive Scented Yankee Candles!
Enjoying a Toffee Nut Latte that was almost as big as my face in Costa!
Being organised & "sofa shopping" - so hard to choose!

Sundays are a day for relaxing before a busy week at work for most people, but with my job being in retail it's very rare that I'm actually at home. Today was one of those weekends were I was lucky enough to have the whole day off, so I took advantage & had a little day out with Dom! Firstly we had breakfast in bed, which isn't always the easiest with a greedy pug around but she kept quiet when we treated her to a few little pieces of bacon! Then we headed into town to pick up a few things, but mostly I wanted to see all the Lush Christmas stuff in store. Possibly did a bit of damage to my bank balance in there.. oops... haul anyone!? We also went on a hunt for a Halloween costume for Tilly as she has a party to go to, she genuinely has more of a social life than me haha! Oh & I had a go at vlogging today, I can't believe how easy YouTubers make it seem! I definitely need more practice, but it was pretty fun so I'm not gonna give up just yet (:

Another bit of news to share with you all & the reason for a serious lack of blog posts is that I've started uni again. I managed to sort out a transfer so I'm kinda busy with uni, plus house hunting & general lifey things that I've ended up neglecting my blog more than I meant to! I've already got a tonne of uni work to get through, but I'm really really going to try & get some sort of blogging schedule in place, I'm thinking Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday for new posts? 

Hows your Sunday been!?

L x

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

ax paris a/w press day

Last Saturday I headed over to Manchester with Abi to attend the AX Paris A/W Press day to spend the afternoon looking at their new collection whilst drinking cocktails & eating cupcakes! The event itself was held at the Black Dog Ballroom, a Cocktail bar that was the perfect venue to showcase the A/W collection! The collection consisted mostly of metallic two pieces, leather skirts, fabulous fur coats & plenty of glitter for the upcoming party season! Personally my favourite item has got to be the fluffy fur cream coat (pictured above), I can imagine it being really cosy when it's freezing outside! 

As well as having a look at the clothes & eating cute cupcakes there was also a chance to pose in a photobooth & get a henna tattoo! Abi & I decided to take a few photos, although it took us a few turns to remember to hold our poses until the flash had gone off completely! We kept moving away too quickly so we've got a few funny shots of us mid pose, at least we've had plenty of practice now haha! 

It was amazing being able to hang out in the same room as lots of bloggers & soak up the atmosphere, I felt really nervous to attend as it was only my second blogger event & I get really anxious but I'm glad I went along as I enjoyed the whole experience! I got to catch up with Claire too who I previously met at the South Beach Blogger event & I also met Sindy who was lovely enough to come over & introduce herself to us!  

One of the highlights of the event was being able to meet Kayleigh, I've read her blog for at least two years now so it was absolutely lovely to chat to her in person! Kayleigh, thank you so so SO much for allowing Abi & myself to attend the event, I had the best time & it was so nice to meet you! (:
L x

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Friday, 3 October 2014

lush christmas wishlist

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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year... I'm one of those people that gets ridiculously excited seeing all the Christmas products hit the shops, even in August when the first few bits make an appearance I love it! One of my favourite Christmas releases has got to be the Lush Christmas range & I've been eagerly awaiting for their website to be updated with the products after seeing Zoe's post the other week! Without fail I always buy myself a couple of bottles of the Snow Fairy Shower gel, it's a super sweet scent but I'm addicted to it & can't wait to have it back in my life already! One of the new products for 2014 is the Butterbear Bath Bomb, how cute is this little teddy shaped bath treat! I'm drawn to it even more so because Cocoa butter is it's main ingredient & it has the same vanilla scent as the Butterball Bath Bomb, another fave of mine! I'm looking forward to soaking up the festive goodness & picking out a few treats to try, theres lots of new products this year & as always I'm attracted to the adorable animal ones. Last year my favourite Christmas product was the Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar, I didn't realise these were supposed to be crumbled under a running tap at first & ended up wasting a whole penguin by chucking it in the bath! After a google search to find out why there was a serious lack of bubbles from my "bubble bar" I learnt the proper way to use it & wasn't disappointed with the mountain of bubbles that appeared in my bath the next time I used one!  The Christmas range is available to buy in store from tomorrow & if I wasn't working all day I'd be heading straight over to my local one! No doubt there will be a Lush haul appearing over on here soon, or perhaps even over on my YouTube channel!? (Go subscribe if you're feeling kind & keep an eye out for a video coming soon...!)

Will you be picking up any of the Lush Christmas products?!

L x

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