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Saturday, February 14, 2015


I'm a sucker for a Lush seasonal collection, I always have to make a cheeky purchase when either the Christmas, Halloween or Valentines themed products come around. I'm much more of a bath person so I like to collect bath bombs and bubble bars for pamper evenings or just for a weekend treat! I love that the whole bath experience can be improved by just dropping a little bit of magic into your running tub, they can change the colour of your bath water, add glitter as well a moisturise your skin. As a haven't got a Valentines, it's a nice way to treat yourself come Valentines Day and what better way than pamper products. I decided to pick up some products I haven't tried before.
The first product I had to pick up this time was the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar. I first saw this on instagram and knew I had to have one for myself. It's so colourful and the tiny multicoloured stars are so cute! You crumble this under warm running water to create amazing bubbles, silver sparkling glitter and it turns your bath water pink. It's packed with essential oils, the main scents are Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Neroli which create an uplifting fragrance. I really enjoyed this product, there was a gentle hint of glitter left on my skin and the bubbles are so luxurious. I wish I had brought a couple more as this isn't on the website anymore. I hope they bring this one back next year, it's so fun and I'm sure kids would love this one.
Another bubble bar I picked up was the Lonely Heart Bubble Bar. I picked this one up for the scent! It contains Lemongrass, Bergamot, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang and smells absolutely dreamy. The bubble bar is the red heart covered in gold glitter and when crumbled under running water it releases lascivious red shades and again the glitter sticks around which is lovely and not too much. I really like bubble bars as you can divide them into quite a few baths and it's good value for money. I like how this one left my skin feeling really soft. I also love the quote, 'lonely hearts still beat the same' that appears on their website.
Next I brought a bath bomb called the Floating Flower Bath Bomb. As the name suggests this bath bomb floats on the top of your water and fizzes away to create a pool full of different shades. The fragrance is quite strong, this one contains Jasmine and Ylang Ylang again, obviously very popular with the Valentines products. This is so pretty to use and I found it very calming on my skin. I also found this one lasted quite a long time in my bath.
The last product I brought was the Love Locket Bath Bomb. I was in two minds in buying this as it is quite pricey for a bath bomb. But you can actually break it up into three pieces as inside the bath bomb is a mini heart-shaped bath bomb which contains tiny red hearts. I guess if you wanted a special bath you would drop the whole bath bomb in. The scent is Geranium, Vanilla and Jasmine and I loved the pink shade it turned my bath water.
I could have brought more items from the Valentines collection, I also had my eye on the Prince Charming Shower Gel and the Heart Throb Bubble Bar, but I do still have products to use up from Christmas.
Have you picked up anything from the Lush Valentines Day collection? What are your Lush recommendations?
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015


Real Techniques has to be my favourite high-street brush line. I  have spoken about one of my Feelunique sales purchases in a recent post here, but I also picked up the Nic’s Picks set with that order too. Real Techniques now have a wide range of brushes and I have now tried most of the base line brushes. I will always reach for a Real Techniques brush as they're such high quality and the range of brushes is so vast to choose from. As the brushes are designed by professional makeup artists you know you will be able to create so many different looks with these brushes. You can also watch the online tutorials to show you how they like to use the brushes and for handy tips and tricks on YouTube.
Nic’s Picks is a limited edition set, which is an essential collection for any make-up enthusiasts. The collection features five brushes in total, three of which are exclusive brush cuts. I really like how this set has a limited edition silver metallic design, which now follows into the Bold Metals collection. The brushes include; Duo-fibre Face brush, Cheek brush, Base shadow brush, Angled Shadow brush and Eyeliner brush. The Cheek brush, the Angled shadow brush and the Eyeliner brush are exclusive to this set. The brushes can be used together to create a complete look, you could travel with this and have everything you need for your base, eyes and contouring. The brushes are made from ultra-plush synthetic bristles, that are cruelty-free and help to create flawless, high-definition results.
Having used most of the Real Techniques brushes, I wasn't disappointed by this set. They pick up a good amount of product and apply lovely and evenly on the face. I got this set for £23.99 in the sale which works out at just under £5.00 per brush. In my opinion this is amazing value for such high quality brushes. You would spend that much on one brush from a higher end brand. My favourite brush in the set is probably the angled crease brush which works really nicely to blend in shadows on the eyes. I’m pleased to have a back-up of the other two brushes that I already have, but I must admit the duo-fibre face brush is my least favourite, just because it doesn't pick up enough product. I really like how the name of the brush is written in the colour of the collection it belongs to, so the eye brushes are in purple, the base brush is in yellow and the finishing brush is in pink. The handles are really lightweight, they wash really nicely like all Real Technique brushes and it's a great starter set to start off with or add to your collection.
Real Techniques have just released their Bold Metals premium range of brushes, I have picked up a couple and am currently testing them out! Which Real Techniques brushes would you recommend?
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