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

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Winter shopping haul

Hello lovelies, 

Today I thought I’d show you a little haul as I’ve been on a couple of shopping trips recently. Some of these items I found in the black Friday sale so I got them for a great price! This winter i wanted to try getting out of my comfort zone with my clothing and go for more bold items which I think I’ve managed to start.

Yellow Mustard Sweater 

I was having a look around h&m and this lovely sweater caught my eye, it’s very bold and not something I would usually go for. I decided to try it on and loved it! It’s an oversized fit on the arms and body but slightly cropped as well. I love the kind of baseball sweater vibe you get from it, I definitely think its going to brighten up some of my winter looks!

I think it will look great with a pair of dark navy or black skinny jeans. Another one of my favourite things about this sweater is the zip along the front, I’ve seen this detail in a lots of pieces of clothing recently as its come back into fashion. I think it really adds to the item and completes it.  

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Glitter Mesh Top

The next thing I purchased from H&M was this glittery mesh top, the photo really doesn’t do this top justice. I have been wanting one of these tops for a long time but never felt I’d be confident enough to wear one. When I saw this one I tried it on and thought it looked really nice, I would pair it with a bralette underneath or maybe a lacy vest top.

It has a round neckline and is a boxy fit so will go well with layering underneath, it could be tucked into jeans or a skirt or left out or tied in a knot. I think this top would be lovely to wear on a christmasy night out. 

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Leopard Print Skirt

This skirt has to be one of my favourite purchases from this haul, I absolutely love it. As soon as I saw it I picked one up and tried it on, I love the fit of it, it’s quite high-waisted and the zip detail on the front is lovely and very similar to the sweater.

The colour was the what drew me to this item I thought the red was beautiful and the leopard print pattern went with it so well. Animal print is really in fashion right now  as you all have probably seen. This skirt is a bit on the short side which is surprising as generally skirts are too long on me (being 5,1) haha but I think it’s passable when wearing black tights and a jumper. 

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Glittery Crop Top 

This top is part of the Stacey Solomon range in Primark, as I’m trying to be more out there with my clothing I tried it on I adored it. I love all of the different rainbow colours that its covered in and the glittery finish makes it great for this time of the year.

I thought that by looking at the top when I tried it on it was going to feel scratchy because of the material, but surprisingly it didn’t to my delight so I decided to buy it. I have worn this top with a pair of black jeans and heeled boots, it helps make any outfit stand out as its so bright.

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Pink Checked Skirt

The next shop i went to is Primark, they have so many lovely items in there at the moment! When i saw this skirt I fell I love with it instantly, I’ve worn it so much already.  In the winter it’s easy for me to just chuck on a pair of jeans, but I wanted to make the effort to try out different things this year so I’ve bought quite a few skirts this being one of my favourites that i hope to wear a lot over the festive season.

I love the material of this skirt its quite think and chunky which is perfect for the colder weather. I’ve been wearing this skirt with boots a pair of tights and a roll neck jumper. The built-in belt is a great addition to this item which I think adds to the vintage look they were going for with this skirt. 

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Roll Neck Top 

I have been looking for a top like this everywhere but couldn’t find the perfect one. I love this style of top and think that the roll neck is perfect for cold weather as you don’t have to wear a scarf to keep warm. The material of this top isn’t too thick which is what I liked as I thought could wear it underneath pinafore dresses and layer up with cardigans or coats. 

This top is ribbed which I also thought made it different to the other tops I had seen that were similar, I think the ribbed texture adds something to the item and makes it look less plain. I love the roll neck on it, there’s not too much material and it’s not too tight around my neck like others I had tried.  I found a lot of similar tops but didn’t think the price of them was worth it, this top is definitely worth the price tag. 

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White Roll Neck Jumper 

I found this jumper in Primark and thought it looked stunning, I’ve never owned a white jumper before but after trying it on I had to buy it. This particular jumper is a little oversized which I love as its makes it even cosier. It loo
ks really lovely with everything I’ve paired it with so far (dark blue jeans, the pink checked skirt). As it is oversized it looks really great tucked in at the front and left out at the back.

As it’s got a roll neck its really warm and snug, it’s very loose fitted around the neck which is a bonus. The material is chenille, and is in lots of shops at the moment it has such a soft feel and is so comfortable. This jumper really brightens up my outfit and stands out, I’m really glad I picked it up and will be wearing it a lot throughout the winter.

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That’s all for today, let me know in the comments what your favourite item was from this haul! 

Thanks for reading 🙂 

C.K Beauty 

Chloe xx

 

Summer Clothing Haul

Hello lovelies, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping recently as I am going on holiday at the end of this month. I thought I would write a post about what I’ve purchased.

The first shop I went to was Newlook, I ended up buying quite a few items in here as there was a big sale on!

The first item that caught my eye was this mustard yellow off the shoulder top. I thought this would be lovely to wear in the evenings with a skirt or a pair of shorts. I love the length of this top, it’s not too short or too long. Therefore it will sit well with anything high-waisted. This top was only £3 down from £8.99.

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The next clothing item I saw was this lovely black vest top. I really like the zip detail running down the front on the top I think it adds a little more to it rather than being plain. When I tried this top on I thought it might be a little too short but when I paired it with some shorts that were high-waisted it worked really well. I also thought that this top would be good to wear on a beach day as it will go over  bikini nicely. The price of this top was £2 down from £5.99!

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I then went to the 915 range, as I am quite small I am able to fit into size 14-15 still. I found this gorgeous pair of red floral shorts, I loved how bright these were and that there were frills along the edge of them. I don’t wear a huge amount of colour so I thought this summer I would branch out and try to be more confident by wearing brighter outfits. The material of these shorts is quite formal, because of this they will be good to wear when I’m out in the evenings on holiday and back at home. These shorts were origionally £12.99 and i paid £6 for them.

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I came across this top when I was still in the 915 range. I really liked the colour of it as I don’t own many clothes that are a khaki green colour. I think the straps are really in fashion at the moment as I’ve seen lots of them around. The shirt is a really nice fit and I like to wear high neck tops as I think they look good with shorts or a skirt. This top was £2 down from £6.99.

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I also went to Primark on this shopping trip and picked up  couple of bits. This first thing I picked up were two pairs of sandals. I really needed some of these as I have been having to wear throughout this hot weather. I wanted to find a pair of sandals that I could pair with any outfit. I really loved the look of these ones as they are black they will go with lots of outfits, the studs and gold rim add detail which I liked a lot as i think it gives the sandal more character. These were £6 which i thought was an amazing price considering how comfortable they are and their aesthetics .

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The last thing I picked up was a this pair of pink sliders. I thought these would be a really nice pair of shoes to put with any outfit. I thought the ruffles were a different detail as none of the sandals I have are like this. These were only £4 which was a bargain, you can’t really go wrong with something like these.

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That’s all for today, let me know what you think of these items in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Beauty Haul

Hello lovelies, today I thought I would show you a little haul as I did some online shopping on Boots a few days ago.

Everything I purchased is by the brand Seventeen, I was on the Boots website and I believe they are discontinuing the range which is a shame but would justify why the prices of everything is so cheap! I purchased 6 items and my order came to just under £10 which was amazing!

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Define and Conquer Contour Set

The first thing I saw was the Define and conquer contour set, as you can see in the set you get a contour and highlight for the price the size of the product was pretty good, I would say it’s about the size of my palm mine is in the shade fair. I thought it was good that it comes with a 4 step guide, this can be useful to someone is new to contouring.

I thought this was a really lovely contour shade perhaps a little warm but I think it worked pretty well, as the product blends in easily you can’t really go wrong with it. I don’t normally use a matte highlight so I used it on my eyelids as a base and it worked perfectly it evened out my skin tone and gave a nice base.

BB balm

I also purchased a BB balm, I don’t like to use foundation because I don’t feel I need it and I feel it’s too heavy for my skin. This BB cream was a sort of trial to see whether I’d like wearing something all over my face. It was a very light coverage which is what I wanted and it also is SPF 25 which was one of the reasons I purchased it.

I want to start protecting my face even on the cloudy days as I know that sun damage is not always visible until you age, by protecting my skin now I hope it will help to prevent damage in the future. I like how the BB cream looked on my face, it wasn’t cakey or heavy and it was a lovely shade that matched my skin perfectly which I was worried that it would as I ordered these products online.

Blush Powder

The next thing I saw was a blush, I was skeptical with this product as I don’t use blush at all. As we’re coming into summer I thought it would be nice to start using it, as I think it can just give your makeup look a rosy hint. I got this in the shade China Pink.

I tried it out and really loved how it looked, because I am prone to getting quite rosy cheeks naturally I never bothered before. The colour was subtle and definitely didn’t look too much which is what I was worried about. This blush was easy to blend into my skin and if it looked too strong i just buffed it out and it became more soft and muted.

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VaVa Voom Mascara

I like to try different mascaras from time to time, I saw this one Va Va Voom and thought it looked good. I like to use mascaras with brush bristles rather than plastic bristles I you understand what I mean. I feel I can get a better look with brush bristles aha. As you can see this mascara has just that, it is quite a big brush which some people aren’t too keen on but i don’t mind it. You just have to be more careful to not get it on your eyelid.

I got the best results with this mascara when I curl my lashes, I think it a really nice product it gives my lashes a nice lift and has a good colour. I got this mascara in the shade blackest black.

Laquer Liner Liquid Eyeliner

I also picked up a liquid eyeliner as I had run out of mine. I thought the shade was really good it was very opaque and a very dark black.  The product stays on pretty well and it was easy to use. The brush tip was thin so getting the flick was not too hard which is what I struggled with perviously with a liquid liner.

Previously I’ve used a felt eyeliner, but since buying this it may have converted me as it was really easy to use and the colour pay off was great. The only thing I would say that not so good is the actual product is very small so I don’t know how long it will last, but I would be great for travel as it won’t take up lots of space.

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Holo Nail Polish 

The last product I purchased was a silver holographic nail polish. I really like wear metallic colours on my nails and as this was on offer I thought I’d give it a go. The shade is quite opaque and I only used one coat which looked pretty good. I don’t know if it’s fully holographic but it does change colour slightly in the light. Overall I liked the shade and you only need one coat, what more could you want?

I would recommend all of these products I’m really glad I purchased them whilst I could, there are still products available on boots but once they run out its gone 😦

Let me know if you have tried any of these products or if you are going to before they are gone!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

 

Mini Beauty Haul

Hello lovelies, today I thought I’d show you what I’ve purchased recently. I only picked up a few things but I am really enjoying using everything that I’ve bought!

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First off I popped into Primark and my lovely boyfriend kindly bought me a lipstick and lip crayon that I liked the look of. The lipstick is a liquid and is from Primark’s Insta Girl range, I really love the colour of this, when its on the lips it’s slightly darker than it looks in the bottle but I’m okay with that. I do also really like the formula as its a satin finish, it’s not too sticky like some liquid lipsticks can be if they don’t dry matte. I love buying and trying out makeup from Primark because its so affordable and the product is a good quality.

I also bought a lip crayon because I’ve purchased one previously and I really liked the formula and how it looks on the lips, I went for this colour because I thought it was a wearable shade meaning I can wear it day to day. I like how matte this lip crayon is but it’s not drying like some matte lipsticks can be. I’ve tried layering this onto of my liquid lipstick and it gives a really nice ombre effect in the middle of the lips because its a slightly lighter colour and they go really well together! I would definitely recommend trying out the Primark beauty range as you can’t go wrong with the price and there are some lovely products 🙂

Top: Barry M lip liner in the shade, 5

Middle: Primark lip crayon in the shade, Mushroom

Bottom: Primark liquid lipstick in the shade, It Girl

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The next shop i went to was Superdrug, i really wanted to find a bronzer that i could use as a more subtle contour as well as for bronzing because I don’t like it to be harsh looking or too dark. I went for the Bourjois bronzing powder in the shade 51 which is for lighter skin. I thought that the slight shimmer to it was a really nice touch as it will look good coming into spring and summer. The shade is lovely and it’s a really easier bronze to work with, it blends out very easily and doesn’t leave you with any harsh lines.

I also picked up a Lip Liner from Barry M i thought the shade looked lovely and i would be able to pair it with some of my lipsticks like Honeylove from Mac to give it more depth as it’s slightly darker. I like how this lipliner feels it doesn’t tug and your lips or hurt them like some eyeliners can do, but it’s not the creamiest liner in the world. I’ve also tried putting this all over my lips and then adding a lipgloss and it looks really nice. I would definitely recommend giving Barry M liners a go.

On the Barry M counter it was buy 1 get one half price and i have needed a new pencil sharpener for a long time so i decided to get one! I love the style of it because most pencil sharpeners are black so i thought the pop of pink is a really nice touch. It opens at both ends of the sharpener and their are two different sizes which is good. There is a clear case surrounding it which you open up either end to use. I thought this would be great if you were out and about or travelling because the case will help to keep the sharpener clean!

Superdrug is one of my favourite shops, I can’t go in there without buying something aha, what’s your favourite shop?

Thanks for reading, if you would like me to do a full review on any of these products let more know in the comments 🙂

Chloe xx