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31 August 2014

The Sunday Catch Up #33

Can you believe tomorrow is September? Where has this year gone? It will be Christmas before we know it - I actually want to try and get more prepared for Christmas this year and try and buy presents in advance. I'll try and start in October if I can but I'm pretty sure I say this every year and it never happens!

This week has not been great to be honest as I've been ill for the later half of it. It was Vince's birthday on Tuesday so after he'd left for work and before I left for work I blew up lots of balloons and left them out for him along with a nice chocolate cake - he was really surprised when he got home, haha! We had his family round for dinner in the evening, which was really nice as I haven't seen them in ages. Vince made loads of food and we just had a nice relaxed evening. The balloons were still up until yesterday!!

The week kind of went downhill from there. On Wednesday I woke up with a sore throat and it got worse towards the end of the day and I started sneezing - ahh! I wanted to have an early night but I think I must have jinxed it for myself as I could not sleep at all. Nothing I did helped me to sleep and I was still awake at 2.30am. I was trying not to think about the fact I couldn't sleep but absolutely nothing was working. I then felt quite anxious and panicky, which was weird. I'm not sure why I felt like that but I finally fell asleep and woke up again at 5am.

I felt awful all day on Thursday with only two and a half hours sleep but luckily I slept well that evening. My sister recommended some manuka honey with lemon in it for my throat and it worked a real treat! My throat felt better right away and I've been drinking it every day since. My throat is still a bit scratchy but the sneezing has subsided, thank goodness!

Some of you may have felt the relief that was pay day this week…I instantly took it upon myself to head to Primark and fritter it all away! I actually didn't buy any clothes as just nothing caught my eye. It never seems to anymore but I did pick up some new bedding and a pair of shoes! I also popped into Lush and got myself a couple of bath bombs as well as raiding Superdrug for the new Barry M autumn polishes. I couldn't believe it when I saw them in stock. I had no idea they were released yet, I can't wait to try them out.

What have you been up to this week?

Before you go…catch up on this week's posts:
  • Clarins Ladylike Autumn 2014 collection
  • Folli Follie Festival Style
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    27 August 2014

    Clarins Ladylike Autumn 2014 collection

    Clarins Ladylike Autumn 2014 collection
    Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows in Nude Pink, Earth and Rosewood - £19 each*
    Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base - £22*

    Clarins Ladylike Autumn 2014 collection
    Clarins Ladylike Autumn 2014 collection
    Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow in Earth*

    Clarins Ladylike Autumn 2014 collection
    Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow in Nude Pink*

    Clarins Ladylike Autumn 2014 collection
    Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow in Rosewood*

    I'm sorry to say it but I'm secretly pleased that autumn is coming. I've already been snuggling under my blanket in the evenings. It's getting darker earlier and earlier and although it will be cold soon I really like autumn/winter because it means I can wrap up lovely and warm.

    The colours of autumn are also something else I love about it, whether its the colour of the leaves falling off the trees or the colours of the latest fashion and beauty trends. They're always warm and inviting and its not different with the new Clarins Ladylike collection for autumn 2014.

    The new collection really focuses on the eyes and creating a strong, yet soft character. There's six new eyeshadow shades to choose from and I was very lucky to be sent Earth, Nude Pink and Rosewood. Earth and Rosewood are very similar brown shades, which are always my go to colours. The Nude Pink does what it says on the tin really…I personally don't think it suits me very well so it will probably be finding a new home, but I'm sure it'd look fab on other people.

    The shadows are absolutely gorgeous and velvety soft to apply. There's barely any fall out at all and they stay put all day long. They're a lovely mix of soft and strong and perfect for autumn too.

    I was also sent the Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base, which is a luxury primer that aims to even and brighten the finished look of your eyeshadow. It also helps it stay put all day and it contains oat extracts, which help smooth eyelids. It's pretty much magic in a tube and it ticks off everything it says it does. You only need to apply a tiny bit to the lid and then apply your eyeshadow. It does a brilliant job of brightening your finished look and keeping it set in place for hours upon hours.

    I'm such a huge fan of Clarins so I'm really impressed with everything I was sent. I'll certainly be using everything to help create lots of autumnal looks and it'll take me far into winter as well.

    Have you tried anything from the new Ladylike collection? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

    This post contains PR samples

    25 August 2014

    Folli Follie Festival Style

    Folli Follie Festival Style photo FolliFollieFestivalStyle10_zpsd9112528.jpg
    Folli Follie Festival Style photo FolliFollieFestivalStyle10_zpsd9112528.jpg
    Folli Follie Festival Style

    Folli Follie Festival Style

    Folli Follie Festival Style

    Folli Follie Festival Style

    Folli Follie Festival Style
    Unfortunately in my 25 years of life I have never been to a festival…it's a sad fact really but in my old age I don't think I can cope with that camping lark. I mean getting into a tent in a muddy field in the middle of the night doesn't sound like my idea of fun. I do, on the other hand, like the idea of watching all of the bands so I think glamping would probably be more my sort of style.

    Folli Follie recently got in contact with me and asked if I'd like to receive a special 'festival' package. Of course, I jumped at the chance seeing as once again this year I won't be going to any. At least this way I can get a little taste of the festival lifestyle and I must admit I did enjoy it!

    I was sent a gorgeous package of goodies including the Carma necklace* and Watchalicious Watch* and given free reign with how I styled them.

    I decided to go with the 'glamping' idea as both pieces are so gorgeous so the Aqua and Black Contrast Jumpsuit* from Quiz Clothing came in super handy for this little project. It is a little bit long in the legs but with a pair of chunky wedges I don't think it's too bad. It's definitely not something I'd usually go for but I really love it however bad an idea it might be to wear a jumpsuit to a festival.

    To help out with the festival theme I was also sent a package of beauty goodies including the Red Flower Garland headband* from New Look, a bottle of Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a bottle* and, I almost couldn't believe it, but a Urban Decay Naked Basics palette*. To say I was blown away with everything that was sent to me was an understatement. The absolute perfect products for creating this look.

    In my opinion keeping things simple is the best way to go. The jumpsuit itself is really easy to just throw on and there's no tricky fastening at the back, which can sometimes be annoying. You might want to stick a pair of wellies on instead of some chunky heels though!

    The Naked Basics palette is perfect for popping in your backpack and taking to the festival with you. You can create some really easy looks and all of the shades are totally me. The backcomb in a bottle is perfect for using when you have day old unwashed hair as you can keep it looking volumised and in some kind of decent condition.

    I have to admit it was the floral headband that made this look for me, who could imagine something so simple would do so. I've always been someone who has mocked floral headbands. I think they can get a bit over the top and look a bit silly but this one is really cute and the flowers are really small so it's pretty subtle and a lovely little touch to make any outfit a tad more feminine. I actually really like it and would wear it out and about so my opinion on them has really changed.

    All in all I'm really pleased with this outfit. All of the little touches such as the jewellery, makeup and headband, make it complete and it's one of my faves.

    Please let me know what you think in the comments. What would be your festival style?

    This post contains PR samples

    24 August 2014

    The Sunday Catch Up #32

    I feel as if my catch up posts seem to always go along the same lines…a very quiet week and an easy weekend filled with not very much! Oh well, the good news is that it's Bank Holiday weekend, hooray!

    Yesterday I popped to town to pick up some of Vince's birthday present, then spent the rest of the day snoozing on the sofa before a visit to see Daisy and Oscar at my mum's house. Pretty much the usual!

    This morning we had a traditional morning visit to the seaside. Living in Weston-super-Mare means the beach is pretty much on our doorstep and although it wasn't particularly sunny it was still completely packed. Daisy had fun on the bouncy castle and the trampolines and then even went on the merry-go-round! She definitely had a fun morning!

    After coming home I had yet another snooze followed by an episode of Game of Thrones and OMG - I don't want to give much away but what happened was what I've been waiting to happen ever since the character was introduced, haha! I've spent the rest of the afternoon snapping some blog photos. Yet again I've got a huge build up of products to review, I really need to get organised with it all!

    I'm not sure what I'm going to do tomorrow, just the usual I expect and some chores…fun! It's Vince's birthday on Tuesday and unfortunately we're both working but we've invited his family round for a little birthday dinner, which will be nice. I'm looking forward to it!

    How has your week been?

    Before you go, why not catch up on this week's posts:

  • Seven UK Beauty Blogs you need to be reading
  • Lush 'The Olive Branch' Shower Gel
  • Getting organised and motivated
  • Dove Purely Pampering Nourish Body Oil
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    23 August 2014

    Fashion Union bloggers reveal their top tips

    Recently I was contacted and asked if I'd like to take part in Fashion Union's infographic of bloggers giving their top tips. Check mine out below:

    Fashion Union bloggers reveal their top tips

    21 August 2014

    Dove Purely Pampering Nourish Body Oil

    Dove Purely Pampering Nourish Body Oil
    Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio and Magnolia Body Oil - £5.99

    This is the second time in as many weeks that I've featured a Dove product on the blog. In case you missed it I recently gave my thoughts on its new Oxygen Moisture Advanced Hair Series and now my thoughts on another new-ish product…

    I've been walking past this on the shelves in Boots for weeks now and every time I've stopped and had a quick look but then passed it by. I didn't really need a body oil if I'm honest but when I gave the tester a quick sniff I quickly decided that I did need one. There were two to choose from, Shea Butter and Warm Vanilla and Pistachio and Magnolia and I went with the latter, which is weird for me as I'd usually go for the Shea/Vanilla one but the Pistachio one was a much stronger scent and I fancied something a bit different so in it went into my basket.

    Basically you apply the oil to your skin, rub it in and enjoy the delicious scents for hours afterwards. It includes pistachio oil, grape seed, sesame oil and sea buckthorn oil, which just leave your skin feeling super soft. The oil itself is really light and non-greasy so it sinks into the skin really quickly, meaning you can get on with the rest of your routine or get dressed without having to wait around for it to dry.

    Body oils are pretty much another step up from moisturiser and they feel much more luxurious. This is a real treat and it's really quick to use as well so I can just whack this on in the mornings before work. For £5.99 this is a tad expensive in my opinion but I think it's going to last quite a while so you'll get your money's worth.

    Have you tried the Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio and Magnolia Body Oil?. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

    20 August 2014

    Getting organised and motivated

    Viking Direct fashion stationary
    Viking Direct Fashion stationary A5 owl notebook - £7.99*

    Viking Direct Fashion stationary A5 Flower notebook - £7.99*
    Bic Cristal Large Fashion ballpoint pens in assorted colours - £4.14*
    Getting organised

    Recently I have found myself becoming increasingly disorganised with my blog. I'm not sure why but I'm hoping that writing this post might help me get myself back on track and hopefully it might help a few of you too.

    I've decided to include a couple of tips, which have helped me in the past. They can be used in blogging but also in every day life, whether it's at work or school or University. I'm not saying they'll work for everyone but they might give you a couple of ideas for your own organisation.

    Splash out on stationary!
    This isn't really a tip as such but I find it helps when I have some pretty notebooks and pens to write everything down in. The inner stationary nerd in me loves writing in brand new notebooks with different coloured pens. While it might be a bit superficial I find that having new notebooks and pens helps to motivate my mind, sort of like going back to school where you feel refreshed and ready to get on with your jobs.

    I was recently asked if I'd like to try a few bits from the fashion range at Viking Direct so I opted for a couple of super cute notebooks and a box of coloured pens. I haven't had an excuse to get new stationary since University so I was so happy when they arrived. The pens come in a pack of 20 great colours and the notebooks are really cute too, very sturdy and good quality. I can't wait to fill them up with all of my blog ideas.

    Make lists
    Lists are probably the best and most obvious way to get organised. Make lists within lists if you need to! You should rank your jobs from the most to the least important and split them up over a couple of days, but be sure to be realistic about what you can get done in a day.

    While you're working your way through your lists I find it helps to have little breaks every now and then. I'm not saying down tools for two hours while you watch a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones, but stop and have a quick cup of tea and a change of scenery. Getting up and moving around helps to keep your mind motivated and I have found it wakes you up a bit if you're feeling a bit sleepy.

    Getting organised

    Have a dedicated workspace
    I currently sit on my sofa to blog and it's really not ideal. A cluttered work space means a cluttered mind so if you can, find a space, preferably at a desk, away from distractions such as the TV and you'll find you get much more done.

    Keep a calendar or a diary
    Having a calendar or a diary is always handy. You can make a note on each date of what you need to do that day and refer to it each night to see what you've got coming up the next day. I find calendars really helpful. Mine is hanging on my wall so everytime I walk past it I'm gently reminded of what I need to do. You could invest in a filofax or little diary for your handbag so you can always whip it out and see what chores you have to do while you're out and about.

    Getting organised

    Plan ahead
    Whether it's your blog/work or life in general it's always a good idea to plan ahead. With my blog I'm starting to think autumn/winter and Christmas and thinking about what posts I could prepare. You don't have to get it all done right now, just make a few notes here or there or if an idea strikes you then quickly write it down and when you're struggling for a blog post idea you can go back through your notebook and come across loads of ideas!

    I was in a real blogging rut not too long ago so I would say that the most important tip is to step back and have a break if you need to. If blogging is becoming more of a chore than something that should be fun and interesting then it's a good idea to take a week or so off so you can gather some inspiration and just relax. It's really not the end of the world if you don't get a blog post up. I'm trying to remind myself of this. If you want to take the day off and go and have some fun then do it!

    What are your best organisation and motivation tips? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear them!

    This post contains PR samples

    19 August 2014

    Lush 'The Olive Branch' Shower Gel

    Lush 'The Olive Branch' Shower Gel
    The Olive Branch Shower Gel - £4.50*

    Another Lush shower gel for you today and another one that has become a firm favourite of mine. I must admit when I saw it in store I thought it looked…weird. As you can probably tell it contains olive oil, which obviously seperates from the rest of the product and it just put me off, but after visiting an event at Lush recently I was given this in a goody bag and I am so, so glad as I now love it! You should definitely not judge a shower gel by its cover…or something like that.

    You should definitely give this a shake before use just to mix up all the ingredients, which includes vine leaf infusion, mandarin juice, bergamot, lemon and orange flower. The scent is just lovely and really fills the bathroom, much like the Flying Fox shower gel that I recently reviewed. The product itself is a lot runnier than other shower gels from Lush, but it really sinks into the skin and leaves a gorgeous scent behind as well as leaving it really moisturised and soft.

    I absolutely love this and use it on a regular basis. For £4.50 you can't really go wrong as it lasts a really long time too. I will definintely be repurchasing this when it runs out and might even go for the bigger 250g or even the 500g versions.

    PS. Did you know you can use Lush shower gels on your hair? I've yet to try it but would love to hear your thoughts if you have!

    17 August 2014

    The Sunday Catch Up #31

    Another Sunday catch up post means another week has gone, I can't believe it. We're almost at the end of August and it's gone so quickly. Soon it will be September and then it will be Christmas, hurrah! Apologies for saying the C word…

    This week has been REALLY quiet. Just a lot of the same really, going to work, coming home and going to bed. Not very exciting!

    Yesterday was a bad blogging day. I had a go at taking outfit photos for an upcoming blog post I need to do but the blogging gods were just not on my side. I thought the photos turned out ok but looking closer they're a little bit blurred and it was really sunny so the lighting is a bit weird. I'm just not 100% happy with them so need to have another go next week, fingers crossed it won't be raining!

    Today I've been planning some posts for the upcoming week and have thrown in a few different posts to mix up the beauty reviews a bit. Hopefully you'll enjoy them. I want to do more lifestyle/advice posts so look out for those in the future. I was becoming a bit bored of review after review so I've mixed it up a bit for my own sanity as well.

    If there's any blog post you want to see please let me know and I'll see what I can do!

    Before you go, catch up with the blog posts from the week just gone:
  • Old Wives Tail Hair Treatment
  • Lush Flying Fox Shower Gel
  • Hydraluron Moisture Jelly
  • Dove Oxygen Moisture Advanced Hair Series
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    15 August 2014

    Dove Oxygen Moisture Advanced Hair Series

    Dove Oxygen Moisture Advanced Hair Series
    Dove Oxygen Moisture Advanced Hair Root Lift - £6.99
    Dove Oxygen Moisture Advanced Hair Shampoo - £5.99

    I saw a post about this range quite a while ago on another blog and I was really intrigued by it. Every time I went into Boots I had a quick scan of the shelves but until now it hadn't been in stock in my local branch. When I finally saw it I rushed straight over and picked up a couple of pieces, a shampoo and root lift.

    The range aims to combat limp and lifeless hair (aka, mine!) with Oxyfusion technology and give it 95% more volume, which was something I was VERY interested in thanks to my continuous journey for the best volumising products. The Oxyfusion technology combines glycerine for added moisture and silicone for smoothness and shine.

    I really enjoy using the shampoo as it's gorgeously lightweight to use. It leaves my hair ridiculously soft and shiny, better than it's ever been before but I have to admit I'm not impressed with the volume boosting technologies at all. It does say you can create added volume using a round brush when styling but I'm looking for something that really just lifts the roots a bit for me and gives volume throughout without me putting much work in and I feel this didn't really. I'm equally disappointed in the root lift spray as well as it doesn't really give a lot of volume to the roots.

    Luckily it's really lightweight on application and it doesn't leave your hair feeling straw like or sticky but I would need to use up around half the bottle to create any volume.

    I'll carry on using both products just because they leave my hair looking super shiny and really healthy but I wouldn't recommend them for their volume boosting properties, despite them claiming to boost your hair by 95%!

    Have you tried this new range yet? Let me know your thoughts.

    14 August 2014

    Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

    Hydraluron Moisture Jelly
    Hydraluron Moisture Jelly - £16.66*

    Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

    The wonderful people at Hydraluron have already blessed us with a serum and even moisture boosting masks but now we must bless them for bestowing upon us the new moisture jelly, the next big beauty product in the range.

    The Hydraluron Gods have created a product that is the ultimate in daily moisturiser and what's even better is that it has been formulated for most skin types. Hallelujah!

    It's important to point out that the jelly and the serum are two completely different products but they can be used alongside each other or instead of one another. I've been using both just to give my skin that extra little boost and I've really seen and felt the benefits. My skin is continously feeling wonderfully moisturised and after application it feels lovely and soft and supple.

    The jelly contains five magic ingredients within the formula, including Patch H20, which locks in moisture and helps to reduce water evaporation from the skin. Fucogel also helps form a protective film on the surface to defence against moisture evaporation. Hyaluronic Acid is also a key ingredient, much like the serum, and it works to boost hydration levels and stimulate collagen in your skin, leaving it looking plump.

    Vivillume restores luminosity and gives you a lovely radiant complexion and Hydrolite 5 which gives the other ingredients a good old boost.

    I have to admit I don't know much about the science behind skincare but I'm always interested to read what ingredients are in the products, see what they do and see if I've felt any of the effects of them, which I have to say I do with this.

    The pot of jelly itself comes in a little tub with a push down pump, which keeps things a lot cleaner and gives you the correct amount of product you need. It's so handy to have and the tub itself is something you can pop in your handbag and take away with you.

    I am so happy to have received this as it's quickly become a staple of my morning routine and I am loving my skin at the moment!

    Have you tried the Hydraluron Moisture Jelly? What are your thoughts, let me know in the comments.

    This post contains PR samples

    13 August 2014

    Lush Flying Fox Shower Gel
    Lush Flying Fox Shower Gel - £4.95

    I think you'll know by now that I am a huge fan of Lush. I made an online purchase recently and received a tiny sample of this shower gel packed in with my order and I loved it so much that I purchased the full size version.

    I have a thing about shower gels…a lot of them are just overly scented and don't actually clean you so I tend to stick to shower gels like Sanex as they aren't stupidly scented and actually get in and clean your skin. The Flying Fox is an exception to my weird shower gel theory as it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties so really gives you a good all over clean while also smelling absolutely amazing.

    This shower gel really fills the bathroom with the gorgeous scent of honey, jasmine, ylang ylang and cypress oil. I could just stand in the shower all day and smell this fragrance.

    It also helps to nourish and moisturise your skin and it really leaves it feeling lovely and soft. Essential oils also help to really lift your mood…it's just magic in a bottle really and the best thing about it is that you can smell it on your skin for a couple of hours afterwards as well.

    £4.95 for this is really reasonable as it lasts absolutely ages too. I would certainly recommend giving this a go as well as any others in from the Lush range. I have another review of a different shower gel coming up very soon too!

    Have you tried Flying Fox from Lush? Let me know what you think in the comments.

    12 August 2014

    Old Wives Tail Hair Treatment

    Old Wives Tail Hair Treatment
    Jojoba & Clove Oil treatment - £13.99*

    I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but I don't often condition my hair. Conditioning every day leaves it really greasy so I just do it every now and then and try and give my hair some kind of weekly treatment to keep it in good condition.

    I usually use a Toni & Guy treatment once a week but I was recently contacted and asked if I'd like to try something from Old Wives Tail, which is an organic hair treatment brand. The products are chemical free, natural and environmentally friendly as well as being completely animal cruelty free. 10% of the company's profits are also donated to animal protection charities.

    I've never used an au natural hair treatment before but I chose the Jojoba & Clove Oil treatment as it claims to treat dull, brittle hair and make it strengthened, volumised and textured. I am absolutely always looking for more volume and texture and anything that helps split ends and my very fine, brittle hair is a bonus.

    The product comes in a cute little pot and you simply massage it into your scalp, which is lovely as you can give yourself a little head massage at the same time. I wouldn't recommend popping this treatment on if you're in a rush to get ready as you need to leave it on your damp hair for around an hour before rinsing and shampooing as normal.

    The treatment contains antibacterial and stimulating properties, which naturally sooths and and stimulates your roots to encourage healthy hair growth.

    As I mentioned you simply massage this into your scalp and leave for an hour. I prefer to use this on a Sunday morning, which is usually my 'lazy day'. I tend to spend the morning sitting on the laptop and watching TV so this is the perfect time to have the treatment on and let it work its magic.

    After an hour I rinse the product off and dry and style as normal. Because the treatment is quite thick and oily I thought it might leave residue behind but it really doesn't. After use my roots are definitely more volumised and it feels like the treatment has already worked wonders into the hair follicles as it feels lovely and soft afterwards. The treatment itself smells amazing as well and will last absolutely ages as you get quite a good amount for the £13.99.

    I am really keen to make this a regular treatment as it can only do good things to my hair and I am already seeing benefits. I can't stop touching my hair!

    Have you tried anything like this before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

    This post contains PR samples

    10 August 2014

    The Sunday Catch Up #30

    As if I'm already on my 30th Sunday catch up post, madness!

    Hello everyone and happy rainy Sunday. The weather has certainly ruined my plans for taking blog photos…it's so dark at the moment but I'm hoping it will clear up a bit later.

    My weekends keep flying by but I'm really trying to get lots of posts scheduled today. I have two done so far at the time of writing this post. Last week I really slacked and only got one post up in the entire week. I don't think I'm fully out of my blogging rut yet. My brain seems to have got really lazy and uninspired but I have loads of products lined up to review so I really need to give myself a kick up the bum!

    The week just gone was pretty uneventful I must admit. Yesterday I had to pop to town and Vince and I decided to go to Frankie & Benny's for lunch, which was completely the wrong decision as it was rubbish. Just after we had ordered our drinks we thought oh we should have gone to this new pub that's opened recently but because we had ordered our drinks we didn't. Now we wish we did!

    Vince ordered the New Jersey chicken, which was £15. I think that's pretty expensive for a meal and we thought it would be huge but it was really pathetic when it came out. It had a thin little piece of chicken with a bit of bacon, a tiny bit of pulled pork and one of those orange cheese slices melted on top. Not worth £15 at all.

    I posted a picture of mine above, which is chicken and prawn alfredo, but it was really tasteless and dry. We should have complained really but didn't really think anything would be done. Oh well, we know where we won't ever be going to eat again!

    We spent the rest of the afternoon at home watching Game of Thrones. Ahh! We've just finished series two and it's so so good!

    Today as I mentioned I'm doing lots of blogging and will probably pop round to my mums to see everyone as I usually do. Luckily I cleaned my house from top to bottom last night so I don't need to worry about doing any cleaning today, hooray!

    5 August 2014

    Lush Bristol Blogger's event

    Lush Bristol Blogger's Event

    So last week I attended my first proper blogging event in years. I was very kindly invited by the lovely people at Lush to their store in Cribbs Causeway to learn more about the new sun care range and their products in general. I was quite nervous to be honest because it's been so long since I've been to anything like this. Events are usually in London on a week day and so I can never go but I managed to book the afternoon off for this one as it is really not far away at all for me. Bonus!

    I was really interested to learn more about Lush's fresh face masks and watch how they're made too. Lush only uses fresh fruit and vegetables in their products and the face mask range contains lots of lovely fresh ingredients including blueberries. We watched how the Catastrophe Cosmetic mask was made, which was really interesting. I also got to take a pot home with me and have since used it. I can report back that it is really lovely, although a bit weird to see bits of blueberries on your face! I'll be dedicating a whole post to it soon.

    Lush Fresh Face Masks

    Lush Fresh Face Masks

    Lush Fresh Face Masks

    Lush Fresh Face Masks

    Lush Fresh Face Masks

    Lush Sun Care range

    Lush Sun Care range

    Lush Sun Care range

    We also got to learn about Lush's new sun care range and I have to say I really need to get my hands on the new Sunblock Solid Sunscreen Wash. It is just a fab, fab product and having recently been very badly sunburnt it's definitely something I could do with.

    It acts much like a bar of soap in that you use it in the shower and scrub it all over yourself and rinse off. You'll then be covered head to toe with SPF 30. For someone like me who forgets to put suncream on this is genius as you can introduce it as part of your regular shower routine and will no longer even need to think about it!

    Lush Sea Spray

    I was also really impressed with Lush's range of haircare, which I'd not discovered before. I had a chat with one of the staff about how my hair is always flat and I'm always searching for more volume and so they tried the Sea Spray on my roots and I was so impressed! I am definitely going to be purchasing it along with the No Drought dry shampoo, which is another I was super impressed with. I left the event with really volumised hair!

    I also left smelling like half of the shop, which isn't necessarily a bad thing! I had so many products tested out on me including a lipstick, which weirdly I liked… Overall I really enjoyed myself and I'm really glad I attended, but I wish I had chatted to the other bloggers more and got to know them a bit better. I'm still a bit shy when it comes to these things.

    Not only was this an opportunity to get behind the scenes in a Lush shop but I also learnt a huge amount about its products and there are loads of things I want to purchase. It was really lovely to try lots of different things out and it was something a bit different for a Friday afternoon. I can't wait until the next one!








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