Banoffee Milkshake | Recipe

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well, today I wanted to post something a little bit different to normal. I really enjoy cooking and baking so I want to start creating more posts to do with that as well as beauty! It has been very warm in the south of the UK this weekend which was very lucky as it is also easter weekend, Happy Easter to any others celebrating!

Moving on to the recipe, As it was so hot this weekend I really fancied a milkshake. Originally I was going to make a normal banana milkshake but to my surprise we had no vanilla ice cream in the freezer, but what we did have was toffee.

Recipe

  • 1 Large banana
  • 2 scoops of toffee ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1.5 cups of milk
  • You’ll also need a blender of some kind

*if you are vegan you can switch to a dairy free alternative*

Method

As you can imagine the method for this recipe is pretty straight forward. I used a Nutri Blend blender, these are great for making any kind of drinks for example a smoothie or milkshake. This Nutri Blend is quite compact and it comes with 2 bottles that you use to blend the ingredients with which then turns into an on the go bottle as it comes with a lid.

To start with I washed out the blender and then started chopping up the banana. I’m sure you don’t need to chop the banana up but I feel like it speeds up the blending process a little.

Next I got an ice cream scoop and added two generous scoops of toffee ice cream to the blender. The ice cream I used was from Asda and it is their own brand, it’s called Really Creamy Caramel Fudge Ice cream, I do believe it lives up to the name!

After adding in the chopped banana and toffee Ice cream I thought a splash of vanilla would go very nicely with them. The vanilla extract I used is by Dr Oetker and it’s the Madagascan Vanilla Extract. I only added 1/4 teaspoon as I think vanilla can be overpowering if too much is added.

For the final step 1 and a half cups of milk is added to the blender and all that’s left to do is shake up it. I don’t like my drinks to be too cold but if you enjoy them very cold I’d recommend adding in a few ice cubes before blending.

The last thing to do is pour it into a cup of your choice and add any toppings if you wish. I decided it would be nice to add whipped to cream to the top to finish it of and it worked really well as it went with the creaminess from the ice cream.

I think all of these flavours go together really well and make a perfect banoffee milkshake!

Let me know what your favourite flavour of milkshake is in the comments, would you try this banoffe milkshake?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

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OOTD | Date Day

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to do an outfit of the day. I haven’t actually done one of these posts on my blog yet so this is a first.

My boyfriend and I went out to the cinema today so I wanted to dress smart/casual. We had a lovely meal before hand and then we went to watch Captain Marvel, my boyfriend is a big fan of Marvel so this film was a “must see”. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

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For the top I am wearing this lovely shirt by Micheal Kors, I love how bold the stripes are. I love the quality of the material this shirt was made from, its 100% cotton so is really breathable. On all of the buttons there is a little MK Logo and they’re all metal so the quality of the buttons is really good and they feel really sturdy. When this shirt is untucked it is quite long so I tent to either tuck it in or tie it up when I’m wearing it. I think this top adds a bit of class to an outfit, I don’t wear shirts very often so when I do I feel a lot smarter than usual haha!

For the jeans I am wearing this dark indigo blue pair from TopShop they are from the Jamie collection. I really love a good high waisted pair of jeans and I think they look great with the shirt. High waisted jeans seem suit me the best as they are tight and sinch in at the waist. The thing I love about these jeans are the belt loops, I normally purchase Joni jeans from TopShop but they don’t come with any belt loops and I love to add accessories such as belts to my outfits! These Jamie jeans are very much like the Joni style but the material is a little thicker and of course they have belt loops which is amazing.

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In addition to the jeans I added this belt from newlook. I love the gold detailing on this belt as I think it really stands out when I wear it. I love how this belt looks with the jeans a top, I think it ties the two items together. In my opinion I think the gold detailing on the belt goes well the both the blue in the shirt and the jeans. I get so much wear out of this belt as I really think it can complete a look!

On my feet am I wearing Adidas Gazelles in a baby pink shade. I love these trainers so much, they are so comfortable and very wearable. Although they are trainers I do think that they are on more of the smarter side compared to some of ones I have for example Adidas superstars. I think this type of trainer goes well with the outfit and keeps it a little more casual. As these shoes are suede I tend to only wear them when the weather is nice, so I was glad to see the sun shining today! The baby pink colour of the trainers tie in with my makeup look and add more colour into the outfit.

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For my hair today I went straight. I recently donated 12 inches to the little princess trust so I’m getting used to having short hair! It feels so different but as soon as I got it cut I could feel the difference, it felt so much lighter which I didn’t expect. As my hair is naturally curly I like to switch it up sometimes, so I decided to straighten it today also with it being cut it’s so much quicker to style!

For my makeup I went quite simple, as my outfit was blues and pink I went for a subtle eye look which I have created a tutorial for on my blog which you can check out here Peachy Eye Look. For this look I used the too faced chocolate bar palette. I wore a light tinted moisturiser, and for my lips I applied Velvet Teddy by Mac.

That’s all for today lovelies, I really hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know in the comments what film you last saw in the cinema!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

 

Acrylic Nails | My Experience

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to talk about nails! Have you tried out acrylics nails before? Maybe you wear them all the time or have never worn them at all!

In todays post I wanted to share my experience with acrylic nails, how I got on with them, what products were used and how well they lasted.

I got my first set of acrylics done when I was 15 I was going on holiday with my family and I thought it would be fun to try something a little different rather than the usual paint or shellac. I loved the whole experience of getting them done, the lady was lovely and chatty and I was really happy with the end result. My first set of acrylics cost me around £20 which I think is pretty good. The nails latest just under 2 weeks by this time they were beginning to lift and the sides, bearing in mind I was applying suncream and going in the pool daily for 10 days so I’m sure it had an affect on how long the nails lasted. I went for a coffin shape and they were pretty sort as far as acrylics go because it was my first time having them done. I was really happy with the colour it was a very bright coral which was a bit out of my comfort zone but I was glad I went for it. The nail growth underneath was pretty good although I will say my natural nails felt as though they had been weakened and were a little bendy which i was expecting as I had heard acrylics can do this.

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My second experience with acrylics was a little different i was a year older. This time it was the summer holidays and i thought it would be nice to try acrylics out again as i hadn’t had them for a while. The difference this time was that i went to a nail bar. The staff in the particular place i went to were very nice but not very chatty them seemed to talk amongst themselves most of the time which i was completely fine with. This was my first time going to a nail bar and i was pretty impressed with the appearance of the place, it was very clean and sanitary which is what you want. I picked a pink colour which i loved and went for a square nail as it was different to what id had done before. I thought the look of the nails was really good and they did the full set in about 45 minutes compared with my first experience which was about 1.5 hours. I believe part of the reason why they were faster is because the salon was using an electric file which of course is quicker than doing all of the filing by hand. I did think they were a little rough with my nails as the drill did get a little warm but it wasn’t anything the complain about. These nails lasted around 2 weeks also, as i went longer with the length i wasn’t sure if that would effect it but it didn’t seem to. I am unsure of the brand this salon used on my nails but the result was lovely. After having these acrylics on my natural nails were again a bit soft when i took the acrylic off but i filed them down so there wasn’t much chance of them snapping. I paid £23 for this set acrylics which i think was reasonably priced for a salon and the service they provided. Unfortunately i don’t have pictures of the first and second time i got acrylics as it was quite a long time ago but i hope the recent ones make up for it!DSCN1232

The next set of acrylics have to be my favourite. I went to a lovely little hairdressers/ beauty salon, i go to this salon quite regularly to get shellac on my nails. They had an offer going for 50% off of any nail treatments, so i jumped at the chance to try out a set of their acrylic nails. Without the discount a full set of acrylic nails would have been £30 and for the quality of the products i can understand why they charge this amount. This salon is one of the more expensive places to get your nails done but i believe for the service and the products it is worth the little bit more on the price tag. When i came in i was greeted and offered a hot drink which i hadn’t had before in any other place i had been to. Once i’d sat down the lady started a conversation with me and chatted to me throughout the whole time which was great as I’m rather shy these sort of situations can be awkward for me but i was made to feel very comfortable. I went for coffin/ ballerina shaped acrylics this time and the shade from CND shellac called unearthed which as you can see it a taupe/ grey colour that i loved. All of the products used to create these acrylics were by the brand CND, i really do think that this brand is the best for quality and my nail technicians application was great she spent a lot of time making sure i was happy before moving onto the next steps and so forth. These nails lasted me just over two weeks and i had no lifting and there was a little bit of growth at the top of the nail. All of the filing was done with a hand file so it wasn’t too harsh at all and the nail polish she added onto lasted the full two weeks with no chips or any sign of wear. 

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In conclusion i have been happy with every time i have had acrylics done, but some more than others. I really do think that if you pay that little bit extra you can get a better result in the end. With my most previous experience I didn’t experience and brittleness of my nails and they didn’t feel weak at all. In fact they actually felt a lot stronger which i found very bazaar as i went expecting the complete opposite so was very pleasantly surprised!

I really hope you enjoyed this post, it was a little different so let me know if you liked this more of a “story time” sort of post in the comments! I’d also love to know your opinion on acrylic nails.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

March Birchbox | First Impressions

Hello lovelies,

Today I am going to be sharing my thoughts on the March Birch Box. There were lots of lovely products in this months box so read on if you would like to find out about them!

Detoxifying Clay Face Mask | Generation Clay

The first item in the box I picked out was this detoxifying clay mask, it really caught my eye. First impressions were that I loved the packaging, I think it’s really sleek and classic they grey colour also goes with the theme of the mask as its contains charcoal. I have tried this mask out once and i really enjoyed using it. I applied a thin layer onto my face a let it sit for 15 mins. I loved how this felt when applying, it is quite a thick consistency so i found that I didn’t need to use lots of product. As the mask was drying it did make my face become quite tight which i liked as it felt as though it was working and doing something. I didn’t make my face feel itchy or hot at all which is something I’ve had problems with in the past with other masks. After leaving this on for 15 mins I removed it using a flannel and some warm water. The results of using this mask for me was that my skin felt very smooth and soft and the amount of bumps on my skin had seemed to receded a little which i was happy about. It also didnt break out my skin. I defiantly think I’ll continue to use this and may buy the full size product when i have run out. The only thing that holds me back slightly is the price as it is £28.50.

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“You Go Girl” Bronzer Compact | The Beauty Crop

My first thoughts when I saw this product was that the box and the packaging was gorgeous, that drew me to this item straight away. I have only tried to bronzer out once but from that i think i will definitely be using it again. The colour of this compact is a warm bronze rather than cool, I quite liked that this had more of a warm undertone because i think this will be nice to wear in the summer with a bit of a tan. The consistency of the product is lovely, it is really smooth but has a little bit of a creaminess to it so it’s not chalky at all. At first glance this looks as though it is a completely matte bronzer but it does in fact have little bits of shimmer within it which I think is lovely.

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Eyebrow Cream | Chella

I was really excited to see a brow product in this months box as I’m always looking for new beauty products to try. I love this look of the packaging it quite simplistic, the design of this product is also really clever in my opinion. I think it would be good to travel with as it’s not very big and you get the brow pomade and the brush all in one. To use this product you pop the lid off if one end to reveal an angled brush and on the other end you unscrew it and the product is in the end of the little pot. I thought the colour match was great for me, it is a cool toned brown colour called “tantalising taupe”. The consistency was creamy and went onto the brows really nicely I loved using the brush as it allowed me to be really accurate. This brow cream dries down pretty well and i would say it is completely smudge proof so will stay on the brows all day long. This product is £20 so in my opinion its a little pricey but i do like the results.

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Original Clear Balm | Dr.PAWPAW

The next product in March’s Birch Box is this hydrating balm. I have really enjoyed using this lip balm, it is unscented which is a little disappointing but the quality makes up for it. This is a clear balm and it was really soothing on the lips. The main ingredients in this balm are aloe vera and olive oil, so is very moisturising. This was a full-sized product and would cost £3.95 if bought individually. This balm has multiple uses can be used for lips, cuticles and skin.

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Smoothing Balm | Number 4

Also in this months box was a smoothing hair balm. This product smells lovely, it is used to help with curly hair that is frizzy and or coarse. I used a small amount on damp hair and it made my hair feel a lot smoother, it also looked really shiny which doesn’t normally happen when I leave my hair natural so I was quite impressed with that.

Scent Of A Dream Perfume | Charlotte Tilbury

The last product I received in this months box was a Charlotte Tilbury perfume Sample. I was quite surprised to find this in the box as i know this is quite a high-end product, the full-sized bottle is £49. To be brutally honest i was not a big fan of this scent, i think it is a little bit mature for me so i will probably give this away to a family member. I loved the rose gold and white packaging but just wasn’t to keen on the scent. I think this would be great for an older women as that’s what this scent reminded me of, it’s just such a shame i didn’t love it.

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That’s all for today lovelies, i hope you enjoyed reading. Let me know if you have tried any of these products out in the comments below!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

February Favourites | 2019

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to share my favourites for February with you, I apologise for it being a little late there have just been so many posts I wanted to do as well as this one.

I would love you know one of your favourites of February so comment down below!

The sun came out for a short moment in February and it was lovely but for most the month it was pretty chilly. My first favourite would have to be this lovely teddy bear jacket/coat it is so soft and cosy, it’s perfect for this time of year. I got this jacket from eBay, I had seen lots around on Depop and regular shops but decided to have a look on eBay and there were loads, I liked that on eBay there was much more variety with colour. I am definitely going to be ordering it again but in a different colour, perhaps orange rust or Khaki green. One of the other reasons I got it on eBay was because it was a lot better value than in the shops as some places are selling them for £50 and I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it so didn’t want to spend out before I knew.

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My next Favourite is the Primark brow pencil, I did a review of this which you can read here Brow Emergency Kit | Review. I loved the kit and have actually been using it ever since. One of my particular favourites though is definitely the brow pencil, it’s so soft a buttery which I was completely not expecting, I thought it might have been tough and hard to get product onto the brows without hurting as it is with other cheaper product, but it really did surprise me. As it is so creamy you only need to press really lightly and it gives the brows a really natural but full look. I am very happy with this purchase and will definitely buy it again.

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My next favourite is a pillow mist. I’ve been having a really tough time with my anxiety lately, making it hard to fall asleep is something that happens as a result. I thought I would give this “sleep serenity ” pillow mist a go. It is infused with camomile and lavender which are of course both very calming products. I have been spraying this on my pillow whenever I’ve had a really bad day with anxiety and I do feel it is helping me fall asleep faster. Before I used this I would lay in bed for hours just thinking, not being able to shut my mind off (I’m sure lots of you can relate). I got this product from Avon quite a while a go and it came in a set with a few other “sleep serenity” items. I believe you can purchase it on its own so when I have run out I will be repurchasing it.

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My last favourite for this month is a bottle of perfume I received from my lovely boyfriend for Christmas. This perfume is called White Amber and it is from Next, I’ve been loving it! As it’s such a wearable scent I can wear it pretty much anytime. I love how it smells and it lasts all day which I think is great. I also adore the packaging I believe it works well with all of my other perfumes as they are all unique. The white ombré detail on the bottle as it’s something I don’t think I’ve seen before. This bottle of perfume is pretty big so I’m hoping it’ll last for quite a while.

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That’s all for today lovelies, remember to leave a comment about your top February favourite! I hope you enjoyed reading this post, let me know by giving it a like!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Blogger Recognition Award

Hello lovelies,

This week I was very kindly nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Ashli from Me, You and Benny. If you haven’t already go and check her blog out, it’s fabulous, she also has a YouTube channel too!

Firstly want to thank Ashli for nominating me, I was totally not expecting it. It was a lovely surprise

I am going to list the rules below for my nominees and so you can take part if you wish to.

•Why I started blogging•

I haven’t been blogging for very long compared to some but I have just reached my 1 year bloggiversary last month. I have a real passion for photography but didn’t know how to could showcase it to people. I loved reading other people’s blogs but didn’t think I was confident enough to create my own at the time.

After about a year I decided that it was time to be brave and step outside of my comfort zone. So I created my blog and published my first ever post. The response I got from the blogging community was amazing and it has continued to be right up to present day. Other bloggers were so supportive of my blog and really helped me to feel positive and confident about my posts!

A year down the line and I don’t have any plans for stopping just yet. I love making content and taking photos to share with all of my fellow bloggers and viewers. Blogging has really helped me with my mental health, I struggle with anxiety and blogging helps me to forget about everything else going on in my life for a while. I can write about my passions which is beauty, fashion and lifestyle I love creating makeup looks and reviewing products and I’m so happy people enjoy reading my content.

I have still got a long way to go with my blog, just yesterday I upgraded my plan to premium and now have my own domain name, it feels amazing to know I have something that’s all mine and right now I couldn’t be happier!

•2 pieces of advice for new bloggers•

1 | As I said I have not been blogging for the longest time but one piece of advise I would like to give it to not get disheartened by views or likes. Try not to focus on the numbers and remember the reason you started your blog, passion! As long as you are happy with your content I believe that’s one of the most important things.

2 | Create a twitter account for your blog and join as many blogging pages as possible. Also follow other bloggers as they will support you as long as you support them. Blogger follow trains or comment swaps are really great for getting people viewing your posts and interacting!

That’s all for today, I really hope you enjoyed reading my blogging story. I want to thank Ashli again for nominating me I am so grateful!

•THE RULES•

  1. Thank the blogger for nominating you and give the link to their blog 
  2. Write a blog post on your website showing the award
  3. Describe the story of why you started your blog
  4. Write two pieces of advice you have for new bloggers
  5. Nominate 15 more bloggers
  6. Notify each of your nominees that you have nominated them

My Nominations

•INFAMOUS MIA

•AFRICAN SOUL GODDESS

•THE REAL NELLE

•TUVAS WORLD

•SUGI SAYS

•ELLIES LITTLE WORLD

•LAUREN CANT EVEN

•JESSIERENEA

•LENA’S NOTEBOOK

•CYNSPO

•THE NECESSITY ACCESSORY

•SIMPLY EMS BLOG

•BEAUTY WITH ALICE

•SMALL BEAUTY BLOG

•STEFF’S JOURNEY

Midnight | Eye Look

Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today, i hope you have all had a fabulous weekend.

Today I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a little bit and create a little bit of a darker smokey eye look. As you will know if you have been with me for a while i like really bright summery sort of colours for example peaches and pinks and golds, so this look is definitely a new one for me.

I am 100% not a pro or MUA but i just love makeup and really want to venture out with my makeup journey and start trying new looks. I really hope you enjoy reading and seeing the look i created.

The smokey eye is not something i have had a lot of practice with but i wanted to give it a go. I used a couple of different palettes one called “day to night” by Avon and another from makeup revolution called ” …….”.

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For my base i started of with just a simple primer and white shadow to even out my skin tone and create a good base for the rest of my makeup.

To start this look off i went in with a browny sort of colour in my lid which was quite cool toned, i thought by starting off lightly it will be easier to build it up instead of going all in and then not being able to correct it as easily!

After going in with a brown i went in with a darker shade that was almost black but not quite, i applied this onto the outer corners of my eyes making sure to be very gentle. I then blended out that colour a little bit further onto the eyelid and through the crease, this really helped to bring it together and soften the look a little.

Next very lightly i went in with a  black eyeshadow from the Avon palette again, i applied this with a smaller brush to ensure i didn’t pack too much product on. I very lightly put this shade into the outer corners which darkened up the look a lot but i think it definitely added to the smokiness.

Now onto my favourite part of this look, the pop of purple! I wanted to add a but if vibrance to this smokey eye and these revolution pallets are perfect for the job. This palette was only £4 and for the amount of pigment these shades have i think its 100% worth the money.

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I used two different glitters from the revolution pallet, the blue and the purple. I think both of these shades are gorgeous and really suit the smokey eye i saw going for. For these glitter shadows i find you get the most pigmentation out of them when they are applied using your finger.

I went in the the blue first in the outer part of my eyelid, i thought because this was a darker shade it would blend nicely out with the darker colours around the outer end of the lid. After this added the purple shade and it really just made the whole look pop, i especially love how it looks underneath on the lower lash line! I really love the vibrancy of it and how well it works alongside the blue.

To finish off this eye look i added a wing using the Seventeen liquid eyeliner and a little bit of Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I think the wing really adds to the look and makes it a little more dramatic.

I think this look would be great for a night out paired with a sparkly top and a pair of black jeans!

I would love to know your thoughts on this look, do you like a smokey eye? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

A Little Lush Haul

Hello lovelies,

How are you doing today? I hope you’ve had a fab weekend. Today I thought I would do something i haven’t done before on my blog, a lush haul!

Read on to find out what I purchased and my thoughts on them.

I really love Southampton for shopping as there is such a massive variety of places to go. The majority of shopping I did today was in the west queue shopping centre, last time I went to Southampton to shop was a few years ago and i never remembered there being a lush store there, so when I  arrived and saw it I was very happy.

I have never actually done a lush haul on my blog before so this is a first! As the nearest lush shop is about an hour away from me I always have to make the most of it when I get the rare chance! Lush is one of my favourite shops, I know some people can’t stomach the smell, and i’ll admit it is quite overpowering and you definitely smell it before you see it! I really enjoy looking round and getting to test out and smell all of the different products.

As it’s getting close to easter now Lush always bring out special holiday products, there were a few I hadn’t seen before such as cream egg and  easter bunny sugar scrub. I really love that they bring out new and different products for holidays. I was a little bit disappointed that quite a few of these products where glittery, the reason why i find it a little but harder to shop for new products to try out is that I’m not a bit fan of the bath bombs or bubble bars that have glitter within them, i get that it appeals to some people, but having tried them out before i just don’t like getting out of the bath looking like a glitter monster! Instead I hunt for new products that are glitter free.

I was able to pick up a couple of things that a get almost every time I step into lush and I was also able to find a couple of new things that i hadn’t seen or tried before so I am really excited to give you all my opinions on them once i have tried them out. Let’s get on with the haul!

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar

The first item I found was the Think Pink bubble bar, for me this is a staple for my baths. I know some find the snow fairy scent overwhelming but i love it, to me it’s a really sweet sugary scent and I love the colour its turns the bath water to as its a bright pink! What I love about bubble bars is that you can get so many uses out of them, I break off a little pice each time I want to spice up my bath water and overall I think I can get around 6 or 7 baths out of this one bubble bar. With that being said i think it’s definitely worth the money at £3.50 As it has coco butter in it I find it helps to moisturise and soften my skin.

Main ingredients 

  • Almond oil

Moisturising and conditioning

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

Moisturising and softening

  • Vanilla Absolute

Sweet and soothing

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Butterball Bath Bomb

The next product I picked up is another one of my all time favourites, Butterball. This little bath bomb is just a classic from lush and I think pretty much all people will like the scent this one has, as its made with cocoa butter it smells incredible and leaves your skin feeling so smooth and moisturised. Every time I go into lush I have to pick one of these up, I think they are a great bath bomb and a very reasonable price at £2.95. I love the simplicity of this bath bomb when you go into lush you are bombarded with all of the different colours of the rainbow and more, so I think it’s really nice to have some products that aren’t as bold for people who are maybe new to lush or just prefer something a little less wild. I find the scent really relaxing and it helps me to sleep at night after having my bath. Again if I really wanted to save it I sometimes break this bath bomb in half so I can get two uses out of it as i can’t get to a lush store as easily as others.

Main ingredients

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

Moisturising and softening

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

Sweet and heady

Cocoa Sugar Scrub 

This item was part of the easter range, which I thought I would have a give at least one product a go from. There were two different type of this product one was a white bunny which had more of a coconut vibe and this one which was more chocolatey. As i have a lot of products already and are coconut scented I thought I would go for the cocoa bunny, this one smelt heavenly. They texture of this is quite coarse as it contains granulated sugar so I imagine it is going to be lovely to exfoliate your skins with in the shower and it will make you smell amazing! This product was pretty reasonably price a £4.95 I think that I will be able to get quite a lot of uses out of this sugar scrub.

Main ingredients 

  • Cocoa Powder

Softening, uplifting and antioxidant

  • Vanilla Absolute

Sweet and soothing

  • Cocoa absolute

Chocoaltely and uplifting

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

Moisturising and softening

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Gritty Politti Naked Cleansing Balm

The last thing I picked up from lush today was this lovely facial cleanser, I don’t use many products on my face as i do have rather sensitive skin but I thought this sounded really lovely and wanted to give it a try. I have used this product for the first time tonight, I love the way it feels on my skin when i was rubbing it in, it also has very tiny pieces of coconut shell within it which gently exfoliated my skin. I love the smell of this product and i only us very small amount as it just melted into my hands. It removed my makeup really well, it even removed my mascara without much trouble. The one thing I will say is currently my cheeks are very red, I am not sure if this is due to the cleanser or not as my skin is quite sensitive it may just be that it needs a while to settle down. I would love to write a full review on this product when i have tested it out properly. I think if this product works for me i will definitely buy it again as it was £4.95 so i think it is good value for what you get in my opinion.

Main Ingredients 

  • Sandalwood

Warm and woody

  • Rose wood oil

Balancing mind and skin

  • Ground coconut shell

Gentle exfoliant

  • Benzoin Resinoid

Soothing and protective

And thats the end of my haul, it was only a little one today. I hope you enjoyed reading, if you did let me know by leaving a like!

I’d love it if you could let me know what your favourite lush products are in the comments, or what would you like to try out!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello lovelies,

Todays post is going to be about the Versatile Blogger Award. I was very kindly nominated by three wonderful ladies and wanted to give them a huge thank you before I start! I will leave their links so you can check all of their blogs out!

You Me and Benny 

Absolutely True Confessions

Live The Frugal Life

I have taken part in the versatile blogger award once before last year and really enjoyed thinking of facts to share with you, so to be nominated again I was delighted! I think this is a great way to bring bloggers together.

Rules:

•Thank the person who nominated you

•Share a link back to their blog

•List seven facts about yourself

•Nominate fifteen other bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

 

7 Facts About Me

I have been a vegetarian for 10 months now. I decided to make the change when meat started tasting funny towards the end of may last year, i did some research into the industry and after that my mind was made up. I have been completely meat free for just over 10 months now i don’t think i will ever look back. I would love to become vegan one day but don’t want to jump right into it just yet.

I love spending time with my family. To me family is the most important thing in my life, I know they will always be here for me throughout everything. I spend a lot of time with my close and extended family, we go out for dinners and take the children on fun days out, i find I’m most happy when I’m surrounded by them.

I studies childcare for two years in college. I really loved working with young children and watching them develop and turn into wonderful young people. At the moment my job isn’t childcare related but I hope to one day go back to it.

I am a really musical person. I love to learn new instruments, in the past I have learned to play the piano, keyboard, flute, and guitar. I love to sing as well, I might not be the best but having music on and sinign along is another one of my happy places.

I am battling with my anxiety. Right now I’m going through a bit of a rough patch as my anxiety has become increasing worse, writing on my blog and spending time with the people I love help to calm me down so I’m trying to do that as much as possible currently. I have had anxiety all my life but was diagnosed when I was 13 years old, it got to a point where I couldn’t even walk into my local shop without having a panic attack so I would avoid it all. So to look back on how much I have overcome it helps a lot, there’s still a lot of work to do to overcome my anxiety but i am taking it one step at a time.

My boyfriend is my biggest supporter. He helps me with everything, if I’m down he knows just how to pick me back up and make me smile. We have been together for 2 and half years and I met him when I had just started college. He is an incredible person and i’d be lost without him!

I LOVE to cook. Since becoming vegetarian I make pretty much all of my meals for myself, I love experimenting with different ingredients and flavours. I have found it is my new passion and something that takes my mind off of everything that going on around me. I love to cook for my mum as she loves trying out different veggie foods as well.

I hope you enjoyed reading a few facts about me you didn’t know before, I have loved taking part and want to thank Ashli from You me and Benny,  KC from The frugal life and Zuri from Absolutely True Confessions once more for nominating me I’m so grateful!

Here are their Versatile blogger Posts 🙂

You, Me and Benny – Versatile Blogger Award

The Frugal Life – Versatile Blogger Award 

Absolutely True Confessions – Versatile Blogger Award

 

Here are my nominnees!

Nelle – Real Nelle

Mia – Infamous Mia 

Amelia – Amelia in Hull

Chloe- Chloe May

Deanna – Deer Deanna

Jessica – Jessie Renea

Lena – Lena’s Notebook

Gemma – An Ocean Glimmer

Lauren – Laurencantevenx

Reine – Africansoulgoddess

Rina – Rina Kay Blog

Tuva – Tuva’s World

Chloe – Simply Chloe

Charlotte – MultiBendyBeauty

Ellie – Ellie’s Little World

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Sunshine blogger award

Hello lovelies! I want to thank Red Lips and Rosé for the nomination I’m really grateful, you should go and check out her blog its lovely!

The Rules

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog

2.) Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award, and write them 11 new questions

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog

 

My answers 🙂

1)What’s one thing you wish to accomplish this month, blog or otherwise?

I would love to reach 300 followers on my blog, I’m really close!

2) What is one food you cannot live without?

It would probably have to be pasta because its what i eat most days, and there are so many varieties of it aha.

3)What is one blog that inspires you?

I would say that most beauty and lifestyle  blogs inspire me becuase that’s what I aim to post also. One blog that I am really inspired by is Polished and Inspired

4)Are you a saver or a spender?

Im definitely a saver, i like to save my money up i don’t really like spending lots so i try not to!

5)What social media platform is your favorite to boost your blog?

I would say it has to be twitter, the engangement on there is amazing and all bloggers support each other so its great!

6)If there was a movie about your life which celebrity would play you?

It would probably have to be Cameron Diaz because she’s really funny and a great actress.

7)What is the story behind your blog’s name?

My blog is called C.K beauty because the first part is my initials which i wanted to have somewhere in my blog name and the second part is Beauty which is what I wanted my blog to be based around.

8)Do you listen more to your head or your heart?

I would say that they both play a part in all of the decisions that i make i don’t know which i listen to more if I’m honest!

9)What are you most thankful for today?

I’m most thankful for getting to see one of my best friends, i don’t get to see her very often so I’m thankful we were able to catch up and see each other today 🙂

10)What’s your ideal way to relieve stress?

When I’m stressed i find it best to leave what’s causing it and watch tv or have a bath and then to either go to sleep or have a nap and go back to it later.

11)Share your favorite blog post from another blogger and tell us why you like it.

I would say my favourite blog post from another blogger would have to be kittyp0p’s post about her frogs. I loved this post and it was really interesting to read, all of the photos she put with it were great too. You should definitely go and read it! Fr0g’s 0utta the bag

 

My Questions!

  1. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
  2. Favourite insirational quote?
  3. What made you start blogging?
  4. Where in the world would you most like to visit?
  5. Which bloggers inspire you the most?
  6. What are three of your favourite books?
  7. Are there any brands or charities that you would like to work with?
  8. If you could only have one item of makeup for the rest of your life what would it be?
  9. What’s your favourite movie?
  10. What advice would you give to any new bloggers?
  11. Where do you see yourself in ten years time?

 

My nominees’

Infamous Mia

Nellé

Small Beauty Blog

An Ocean Glimmer

Hannah’s Life Diaries

Emma Louise McCaw

Being Chloe

Zoe Gold

Amy Ross

Amelia In Hull

The Life Of I

Thanks for reading, i can’t wait to read everyone else’s posts!

Chloe xx