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

June Favourites

 

Hello lovelies today i’m writing about my favourites throughout June, this month has seemed to fly by. I only have a few things to show you but I’ve been loving using them all. I hope you enjoy reading.

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Zoella Sweet Inspirations

I love using this day to day because it’s not a super expensive perfume as its a spritz. I find the scent pay off is really good for the price you pay. I spray this on myself most days before i leave the house and i have been complimented on it a few times which is always nice! The scent of this spritz to me is very sweet, some may say its a bit sickly but i like it. It has a very almondy smell and i think it’s a nice scent to wear in the summer daily.

Vasaline Moisturiser

As the weather has been amazing in the uk throughout June I’ve been using lots of moisturiser on my legs. The thing i love about this one is that it’s in a spray can, this makes it really easy and fast to use and it sinks into the skin quickly after rubbing it in. The scent is also something i love about this moisturiser as it’s cocoa butter because of this ingredient it also makes the skin really smooth and moisturised.

Tiffany Necklace

For my birthday i received a Tiffany necklace from my mum and dad, I absolutely love it. The design and simplicity is what makes it perfect for me. I wanted something that looked classic and would go with anything i wear. I love that the pendant isn’t to big or too small, its just the right size and it sits just below my collar bone. As most of my jewellery is silver I asked for a silver necklace so i knew it would go well with what i already had. I’m so grateful for this and it’s something ill keep for the rest of my life.

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Benefit Gimmie Brow

I’ve mentioned this product before as it’s fairly new. I’ve been loving using it throughout this month, its so convenient as its really easy to use and i normally leave my makeup to last the minute on a weekday so this is the perfect solution for when I’m running late. Another bonus is that the pencil is two sided, on the other side of the pencil is a spoolie i find these really useful when doing my brows, i find if I’m rushing i can sometimes make them too strong so i just use the spoolie to brush it out which fades it slightly.

Breaking Bad- Netflix

I know i’m very late to the bandwagon on this, but my boyfriend and i were looking for a new tv series to watch together and we both hadn’t seen this series yet. Obviously we had both been recommend it by other people so we can it a go.. I’m now hooked i think it’s a really easy series to get into.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

March Favourites

Hello lovelies, today I’m going to be talking about the things that I’ve been loving throughout March and why. I can’t believe another month has flown by so quickly and we’re already in April, I feel like this year is going to go really fast!

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Anyway onto the favourites, the first thing that I’ve been loving throughout March is my coconut hand cream by Palmers. Recently my hands have been getting really dry, I put a little bit of this cream on each day and it’s really helping my hands. It has quite a thick consistency but sinks into the skin rather fast so you don’t have oily hands for ages after applying it, you also only need to use a small amount of this cream as I find a little goes a long way. I loveee the scent of this as if you’ve read any of my other posts you’ll probably know that I’m obsessed with coconut! The great thing about this cream is that it’s quite small so I can bring it around with me and use it during the day, and it’s also really affordable.

The next thing I’ve been loving is the Bourjois Bronzer that I bought earlier in the month. I talked about it in my Mini beauty Haul, I’ve been using it daily since I got it. I love the subtle contour it gives and bronziness to the face without looking too muddy or orange. The smell of this is also incredible it smells really sweet and chocolatey, the packaging and deign of the bronzer is another plus I really like about it. This bronzer is a drugstore product so again it’s affordable and i would definitely recommend it as its lovely! As i am quite pale at the moment i find this great to use to give myself some colour and make me look a little more alive ahah. I would also love to try out a blusher as it’s not something i use currently, if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments!

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The P.S Insta Girl nail polish in the shade ‘like that’ is another favourite of mine this month, I picked this up in  Primark as i thought the colour looked lovely and really wearable because i like to have my nails painted but when I’m at college and work I prefer to have a more wearable colour on my nails. This polish was a really great price and it lasts pretty well considering how affordable it is, you can get away with only applying one coat as its pretty opaque but if I have more time I’ll add a second coat to make it look a little more polished. I wear this polish daily and it’s become my new favourite. Along with the nail side of things i have also been loving having shellac on my nails which is what i have currently, the shine never fades and this time i went for a glitter on 2 accent nails, I love the look of this! As it’s quite an expensive thing to keep up i only have them done as a treat, i got them done a few days ago as it’s the Easter Holidays. The last time i got shellac they lasted really well about 2 weeks, when I got them taken off my nails had grown really well and they were stronger so I will definitely carry on getting them!

The last favourite I have for March is the Primark eyebrow gel, I got this when i bought the nail polish a few weeks ago and I’ve been loving it. My usual Rimmel brow gel had run out and I was looking for a new one so I picked this one up and it works really nicely, there is also a bit more product in this one compared with the Rimmel gel. It lasts all day on my brows and I can’t really fault it, if you are on a budget or you just want to try out something new I would definitely recommend this.

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Let me know what your monthly favourites are in the comments or if you have used any of the products I’ve talked about and what you thought of them!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

 

 

February Favourites

Hello lovelies, sorry I’ve not posted for a few days I haven’t been feeling too well. I really like to read these types of posts so I thought I should give it a go for myself. I’m going to be writing about pretty much anything that I’ve been liking over that particular month. Because I started my blog at the beginning of this month February will be my first monthly favourites post!

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There have been a few things I’ve really been enjoying through february one of which is the Wilde Like me book I mentioned this in my Sunshine Blogger Award post because it has become one of my favourite books. I love how its such an easy light-hearted read. It’s about real life and a Mother who has a 6-year-old daughter she’s divorced is back out looking for love as well as that she is trying to build up her career as an assistant MUA and is offered a big job, I don’t want to give the whole story away but it is such a good book. I’ve got about 40 pages left, and then I will be waiting for the sequel to be released!

My next favourite of the month is the Nivea face cream. As the weather has been so cold and I have naturally quite dry skin it makes it even worse, so I use this cream on any of the dryer patches on my face and apply it before I go to bed and in the morning. I like to use this cream when my skin is dryer than normal because it’s thicker than my Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturiser, i think it’s a bit more nourishing and hydrating on my skin.

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I LOVE candles! Since it’s the start of a new year I wanted to use something new that i hadn’t tried before. Because i own so many candles my mum actually put some wax melts into my stocking at christmas and i decided to save them until the new year. I’ve used this melt about 5 times and the scent is still going really well i love Yankee candle and the idea of wax melts because they are definitely a lot less money and they give off the same amount of pay off with scent in my opinion. I really love the smell of pink sands and i will definitely be repurchasing!

I haven’t been too well health wise over this past month so I haven’t been wearing much makeup because I had to go out anywhere or really been feeling like wanting to wear it. The one thing I have been using for when I do go out is my collection lasting perfection concealer, its great for covering up the dark circles under my eyes due to my lack of sleep! I feel like I look a lot more alive after I have put a bit of this concealer as it helps to put a bit of colour back into my face which is great ahah.

I’ve also been catching up on lots of tv over February, I’ve really been loving Jack Whitehall’s series Travels with my Father which is on Netflix currently, I find myself laughing pretty much the whole way through each episode. There are also new episodes of Call the Midwife each week on BBC1 which I absolutely love its one of my all time favourite shows, it’s really a cosy show and i just love everything about it even if it does make me cry every time!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and next month hopefully I’ll be feeling better and there will be a few more things for me to show you!

Let me know in the comments what your favourites have been this month?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx