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Friday, 22 September 2017

Lush 1000 Millihelens Jelly Face Mask Review

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As soon as I saw Lush had bought out the Jelly range I need I had to try them, as a huge lush fan I couldn't wait to try the jelly bath bombs and face masks out. The jelly bath bomb review will be up soon!


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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner Water Review

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There are probably going to be a lot of lush reviews from me over the next few weeks as I've been picking up some old faithfuls and some new products to try, today is an old faithful I loved for a while. The breath of fresh air toner water is a lush product I've probably been using now for about 5 years, it's even mentioned in early days blog posts so when I picked up a new bottle I thought I'd share a new post on it.




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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Lush Crème De Menthe Mouthwash Tabs

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When I went cruelty free the hardest thing I found to change was toothpaste, I struggled to find a good one (I shared a post on deodorant and toothpaste here) for travelling I take the lush one's featured in that post and for everyday use one by Dr Organics. Something I hadn't found though and had debated making my own was a Cruelty free mouthwash so when I saw lush were bringing out mouthwash tabs I had to try them.



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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Lush Shark Invested Custard Bath Melt

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After L and I's trip to Lush Oxford Street one thing I picked up was the Shark invested bath melt. I hadn't tried any of the Lush bath melts so thought it was time to change that!



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Friday, 30 June 2017

Validation facial - Lush Spa Cardiff

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This is another of the posts I've been meaning to write for a while, so as I'm travelling down to Cornwall I thought I would share it with you.

As soon as I heard Lush was opening a spa I was pretty excited, I love going on spa days with my mum or friends and as I love all things Lush I couldn't wait to try it out. Back in January I bought my mum a treatment for her birthday so we could go together when it was open.





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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Lush Metamorphosis Bath Bomb


Hey all!

Hope you're having a fabulous week - I've been off work for the last 2 weeks after a car accident but I'm feeling so much better now. I never realised how much whiplash and general impact could affect you, fingers crossed it's over now.

One thing I've been doing whilst being off is having a fair few baths (to help the aches!) so I've been working my way through my stash of new bath bombs. The first is Metamorphosis from Lush which we both picked up from their new Cardiff spa store when it opened.


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Monday, 5 June 2017

Lush Spa Cardiff Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb


Morning!

I've got a great new bath bomb to share with you today, this is the Yellow Submarine. It's exclusive to the new Cardiff Spa and Oxford Street, and it's a beautiful sunshine yellow little boat - it's cute!


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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Lush Sacred Lotus Bath Bomb


Morning all!

I've got a quick review today of a bath bomb from Lush, it's called the Sacred Lotus and is an Oxford Street exclusive. I picked it up when we went to London a few weeks ago (really need to get a post up on that soon!) and couldn't resist the bright colours and the scent.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Top 5 Cruelty Free Skincare Brands


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Happy Sunday! Hope you're having a relaxing morning. I'm catching up with jobs before going to my friends son's first birthday party - he's such a cutie I can't believe he's one!

Today's post is a summary of my favourite cruelty free skincare brands. M made the switch a while ago now and I try my best to buy cruelty free, skincare is much easier for me and I'm just finishing up using some products from before. Make up is a bit more difficult but with brands like Urban Decay, Illamasqua and Make Up Revolution it is a lot easier!


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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Lush Radiant Eye Powder Pigment

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A few weeks ago L and I headed to London and just happened to walk past Lush Oxford Street, as we knew Cardiff was opening it's own spa we couldn't resist a peak inside to see a glimpse of what may be on sale in Cardiff. We lost an hour in there browsing and both couldn't resist a few cheeky purchases.

The make up pigments and lipsticks are exclusive to Lush Oxford Street and Lush Cardiff I believe so if you head to either of these make sure you check them out.

Lush Radiant Pigment Review, cruelty free highlighter

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Lush Floating Island Bath Melt


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Happy Good Friday to you! Hope you're enjoying the long bank holiday weekend so far, it's so nice to have a 4 day weekend without taking any time off.

Today's quick review is of a bath melt I picked up from Lush Oxford Street store during our trip to London recently - we will get our posts up about our trip soon!

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Lush Spa Cardiff

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Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to see the new Lush store. A few weeks back we went to Lush Oxford Street and it made us even more excited. We couldn't wait to visit and stock up on the essentials, we love how hands on Lush is and it's great to see and play with the products to find the right one for you.

Lush Spa Cardiff Review and Products


Lush Spa Cardiff Review

Lush Spa Cardiff Review


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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Cruelty Free Skincare Holiday Essentials

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As I've just got back from holiday there will definitely be a few holiday based posts coming up. I'll be sharing what I got up to soon but as well took over 2500 photos across 4 cameras there are a lot of photos to sort through.

This was my first holiday since moving to cruelty free beauty so I knew I needed to pick up a few bits and find substitutes for old favourites.


Hair Care

My hair is something I  try my hardest to keep in the best condition. It's died a lot so I was concerned about the effect of sun, sea and chlorine on it. To keep it in the best condition I made sure to pack these!

Tangle Teezer

If you don't have one of these you need it. I wasn't convinced at first as £10 was a lot for me to spend on a brush but since I got it I'm totally convinced. It easily gets through the worst knots without struggling too much. I've recommended this to colleagues, my mum and my sister law who have all bought them. My mum even bought on for the cat as in his old age was getting really dirty!

Marula Oil Rare Oil Treatment

L and I went to an event a while ago and were lucky enough to have this gifted to us. It is amazing. I love it so much. You only need about two drops and my hair loves it. I use the shampoo and conditioner as well. It makes my hair shiny and helps with the dryness. Even though it's expensive it really lasts. I'm still on my first bottle and I spilt about half of it over my dresser (there were almost real tears!!). As a holiday travel product it's also great as it can be used on the skin too.

Hair Clips

These are from New Look but I know they have similar in Primark as I was telling L to purchase them the other day. These clamps make putting the hair up so easy and especially in heat when you just want it off the face.

Facial Skin Care

Miss Patisserie Goji Youth Preserve Face Cream

Miss patisserie along with Lush is somewhere I turn to for a lot of skincare and bath needs both are totally cruelty free and have a great selection of products. This Goji Face Cream is a bargain £8.99 and I love it. It sinks into the skin so easily, it's got a lightweight texture but leaves my skin really well moisturised. I loved applying this at night to really replenish the moisture in my face.

Neals Yard Wild Rose Moisturising SPF 30 for face

I purchased this with holidays in mind but also for everyday. I'm not getting any younger and I do think a good high facial spf will help prevent wrinkles (prevention is better than cure and I'm hoping my skincare routine since I was 21 will help me in later life!!). This is heavier than I'm used to using everyday and for the first 2-3 weeks of using it I was a little spotty. It has calmed down now though and I'm happy with it. Even though I have oily combination skin and this is quite moisturising it hasn't been a problem. I use this everyday religiously now and it was amazing on holiday, My face didn't get burnt once and applying it in the morning was enough which considering I was in mid 30 degrees heat was amazing. I can't recommend this enough for holidays as well as everyday.

Body

Lush Sparkle Toothy Tabs

Toothpaste and deodorant have been the hardest cruelty free adjustment for me. (for the record for deodorant I use Dr Organics, post here) The toothy tabs were the first ones I bought. Lush Cardiff were helpful as always and gave me a few flavours to try out and this was my favourite. It's strange getting used to not having mint. These are perfect for travel as it's one less thing to worry about exploding in the suitcase!! The tooth powders are also great!

Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm

We shared this on the blog a few weeks ago and this was a saviour on holiday!!! I used it on mossy bites and sun burn religiously and it really helped put moisture back into sun burn and soothe the skin. So far I also haven't peeled on my sun burn yet. This is a holiday must for me now as it's great to have a multi use product,

Now I'm back from holiday I still use most of these products on an everyday basis! I can't recommend them enough.

Have you tried any of them?

Love M

xxx

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Beauty Rehab


Hey all!

Autumn is my absolute favourite month, the leaves changing colour and falling off the trees plus the cold crisp weather, I love it!

It's also a great time to get rid of the old stuff in your own life, so I've been using up as fast as I can. I might start Project Ten Pan soon to try and use some other products up, but I feel like it will take too long!


Rimmel Super Curler Mascara - I love Rimmel mascaras, they always work for me so I don't see the point in spending more. I didn't see much of a curl but if it did it would be a small miracle anyway, my lashes repel even heated eye lash curlers! This was one was great.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara - Same as above, loved the separation this one gave but I'm not sure if I liked that it smelled so strongly of cucumber

Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara - this is another favourite of both mine and Ms, would repurchase this too

Antipodes Divine Oil - hands down favourite oil I've tried so far. My skin loves it and I've had multiple bottles since first trying it!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Without wanting to sound like a stuck record, this is also a favourite and I have 3 at any given time. I love the Nars concealer but it's expensive, the Collection one is really good and a great price, and I can buy 5 for the same price! Perfect for every day wear


Beauty Rehab

Lacura Caviar Day Cream - This was a good day cream, quite thick so was really good for the parts of my skin that are drier, but by the end of the jar it did feel like my skin was a bit greasier so it's probably a bit too thick for my skin right now

Lacura Q10 Night Cream - Same as above, probably a good cream for older skin but a bit heavy for my skin as it is at the moment

Lacura Expert Eye Gel - love this, it's light and absorbs really quickly. It's one of my bargain buys and feels lovely and cooling

Nivea Daily Essential Express Hydration Primer - not sure if this works longer than a few hours, it creates a lovely base for make up but didn't make my make up last any longer than without using a primer so it wasn't a deal breaker for me

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Lacura Q10 Serum - obsessed with these serums, they are a bargain at £3.99 and I really really like them. I'd repurchase.

Good Thing Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser - this is a great cleanser, I've bought it before and I try and use it during the winter months where my skin needs more of a hydrating cleanser. I'll buy again when it's on offer as it's also another bargain!

Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Facial Mask - I bought this on 3 for 2, but I wasn't convinced it did a lot so I wouldn't repurchase it

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - love this too, I have many from various gift sets and they are great for travelling with. I would repurchase this but would wait for the gift sets so that I can get the 50ml size as it works best for me

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Garnier Ambre Solaire Intense Dry Body Mist - again this is another favourite, makes it so easy to tan your back and other hard to reach places without having to worry about streaks. Life saver

Lush Yummy Mummy Shower Gel - absolutely adore this scent! Cannot wait for February time next year so I can treat myself to a large one of these, it's gorgeous!

Elemis Spa Home Skin Nourishing Body Scrub - this was lovely but I can't say I would spend on an Elemis body scrub, I'd rather go crazy on their facial skincare!

Dove Derma Spa Body Lotion - in my opinion one of the best, moisturising so doesn't go orange or streaky and doesn't smell anything like others

Beauty Rehab

Original Source Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel - the zingiest shower gel on the market, love it

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner - so much love for this conditioner, it's awesome and saves my hair. If I use any other it either covers my hair so much I can't wash it back off or my hair still feels like straw. It's a winner

Baylis and Harding Bath Salts - I didn't notice anything when these went in the bath, I was sad because the scent sounded fabulous. But I couldn't smell it at all nor notice any benefits in the bath water so I felt like these were pointless (and I poured the entire pot in!)



What have you been using up? I've had lots of baths recently so have been working my way through that stash.



L xxx




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Friday, 4 November 2016

Lush Snowman Shower Jelly

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As you can probably tell from my last few posts I've been loving the Lush Christmas and Halloween range and have lost a lot of my wages to it!!! Today is the Snowman Shower Jelly. I think shower jellies are a love hate. My first pot I wasn't convinced on then by the second I was hooked. I love them. As expected they are slippery little things but they lather up well and smell delicious so I can't resist them! The snowman is no exception!

Lush Snowman Shower Jelly Review

Lush Snowman Shower Jelly Review

The Snowman smells so good! I knew straight away L would love his scent but she's not totally convinced on texture. This little guy is packed with lemon, bergamot and buchu oil. It's got an amazing fresh citrus scent to it.

Lush Snowman Shower Jelly Review

Lush Snowman Shower Jelly Review

I tend to break my shower jellies up into smaller pieces so they aren't so big and slippery or you do sometimes end up chasing it around the bath tub! I have had one shoot straight out of my bath!! They really lather well and like all lush products leave a great scent on the skin. Another tip you can see on the tub that I like to use is to freeze a few pieces so that after a long day I can massage it into my legs!!

As an extra bonus the tubs also count to getting a free face mask!

Are you a shower jelly fan?

Love M

xxx

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Friday, 28 October 2016

Lush Lord Of Misrule and Snow Fairy Shower Gel

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Earlier in the week I shared my thoughts on Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb (post here) I love it so much I've been back and grabbed two more since! I think I've always missed the halloween products previously as I'd never tried Lord of Misrule.

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The scent isn't one that grabbed me straight away if I'm honest....but at the event they mixed it with snow fairy!! I'm not part of the snow fairy lovers, it's a touch to sickly sweet for me (that doesn't stop me having two bottles in my collection though!!) Mixing snow fairy and lord of misrule though gives my perfect scent. It's sweet but not over powering and has a great peppery undertone!

After smelling the two mixed I had to buy Lord of Misrule and I'm so glad I did. Lush shower gels are more expensive than normal let's not beat around the bush there but for me they are worth it. They're cruelty free, which is something I know only buy, they are so thick and luxurious you only need a small amount so they really last especially if you use a shower puff and the scent really lasts on your skin. Yummy mummy in particular (if it's bought out again for mothers day I can't recommend buying it enough!!) last so long I don't always wear perfume!

Lord of Misrule is only available until 31st Oct so snap it up quick!

Love M

xxx


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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Review

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In Friday's post I was sharing some of the new bits from Lush's Halloween and Christmas range and mentioned I'd bought the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb on Lorna's recommendation. I couldn't wait to try it out so because the shower gels worked so well together I decided to mix in some snow fairy for some bubbles in the bath and also added a Miss Patisserie bath shard piece as I love how my skin feels after a bath and using these.

Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Review

Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Lush Review

Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Review

The bath bomb itself is bright green and I hadn't seen it in action before so expected it to just be a green bath!! How wrong was I!!! It's made of patchouli oil, black pepper and vanilla and smells amazing. Mixing it with a bit of snow fairy really makes it smell even more amazing as it has a sweet peppery smell to it.

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Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb Review

Once the middle hits and amazing pink colour comes pouring out!! I was expecting this so it was a nice surprise! It filled the bath with pink and turned the previously green water a purpley red colour! Definitely more inviting!

Lord of Misrule Bath bomb in action

I'm hooked on this bath bomb and will be stocking up so I can have a few throughout the year!! Have you tried the Lord of Misrule products?

Love M

xxx


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Friday, 21 October 2016

Lush Halloween and Christmas 2016!

Whenever that Lush invite pops up in our inbox to see the new products we get saving the penny's and get excited to get stuck into lots of new goodies! L couldn't make it this time so I popped along on my own excited to stock up on my favourite from last year yog nog soap (only to find heartbreak as it's not made this year!!! Why lush why!! But the lovely ladies on twitter have put in a request to lush kitchen so I'm crossing everything!!)

Annnyways, there are plenty of new goodies I still had to pick up!

Lush Halloween and Christmas 2016

Lush Halloween and Christmas 2016

Lush Halloween and Christmas 2016

How cute is snowie!!!!I love the Bowie tribute on this one. I love the events and hearing the stories behind the creation of the products!

Lush Halloween and Christmas 2016

Santa's belly returned this year! Complete with a little gold belt on the ones you take home. I love the scent of this but the Snowman Shower Jelly smelt even better and ended up in my bag of purchases!

Lush Halloween and Christmas 2016

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Santa baby is an amazing cold lip scrub which I've eaten about two pots of! They've now bought out the matching Lip Tint. I love that the lip stints come in screw up packaging now as it makes them so much easier to apply. I was lucky enough to have a santa baby lip tint in my goody bag. It's an amazing bright red perfect for the holidays and lasts sooooo well!! Sugar plum fairy is a new addition scrub and lip tint and tastes even better than santa baby! As an extra bonus it also only have 7 ingredients!!

Lush Christmas and Halloween 2016

I was happy to see Christingle back as I'm sure you've heard us both mention our love of minty products. I have a pot of this left over from last year I've been saving but will be getting stuck into now. For all the Snow Fairy Lovers there is also a Snow Fairy Body Conditioner this year. I really love the body conditioners especially in winter as I'm so lazy when it comes to putting on body lotion as I hate being cold when it sinks in. 

Lush Halloween and Christmas 2016

Yog log has been bought out in a roulade this year so if you're missing the sent you can still purchase it!

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I love discovering new mixes of products. I like snow fairy but I don't love it.......but mix it with lord of misrule shower gel (only available till 31st Oct) and you have an amazing winnning combination. I've since popped back to the store and purchased lord of misrule so that I can mix the two together!! I never think to mix scents but I'll be trying it out more. Lush shower gels are more expensive but for me as they are cruelty free and the scent really lasts on the skin they are worth it. They lather really well so do last a while too!

So that's a speedy round up. I need to pop in again soon as I didn't get to stay for the whole event so missed some amazing bits I'll be going in to buy like the Santasaurus Bubble bar!!

Have you tried any of the seasonal products?? On Lorna's love it Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb I tried it and I'm totally hooked too. I can't believe I've not tried it before now.

Love M

xxx


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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel


Hey there!

I've been crazy busy the last few weeks and haven't any chance to get any posts up, I will be making a huge effort to catch up this week to redeem myself.

A few weeks ago on a Lush spree I picked up the Happy Hippy shower gel. I can't believe I have never tried this before as the scents are my absolute favourite!

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Citrus is the best scent to wake up to and I love it, so finding a shower gel infused with fresh pink grapefruit juice, grapefruit water, grapefruit oil, bergamot oil and frankincense oil was absolutely perfect for me!

It's an amazing refreshing and uplifting fragrance and super perfect for getting up in the mornings.

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I picked up the 250g size but there are also 100g, 500g and 1kg available. For shower gel these are pretty expensive, I know these are vegan but I can't really justify spending over £8 for 250g of product all the time so this is definitely a treat.

I couldn't ever imagine spending £22 on 1kg of shower gel - even if it is absolutely fabulous!

Also, I love the tips on the use of the shower gel!

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In short I love this but it would have to be a treat purchase for me. Have you tried Happy Hippy?

What other shower gels do you recommend from Lush?


L xxx



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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Beauty Rehab


Gooooooooooood morning! 

Today's post is so well overdue that I can't believe I didn't overflow my house with empties. This is in fact not even all of them as some were doubled or tripled or even more and I couldn't possibly photograph them all! I've also tried out a new photo idea but I'm not sure it's going to work out, so let's get to it and I promise I'll try harder next time...!

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