Lush Haul & Review | A Much Needed Treat

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So the other day I went to the Trafford Centre with my sister and I couldn’t resist going into Lush to buy my favourite bubble bar. I ended coming out with more products but I couldn’t resist the urge to try out some of their other face products! I’ve had these products for around a week now and wanted to test them all out so I could write an honest review and see how the face products helped my skin and if they do what they say.

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Brightside

‘When you’re chewing on life’s gristle, don’t grumble, give a whistle! Hop in the bath with one of these uplifting bubble bars, Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils to help you look on the bright side of life! Its jazzy bright colours will create magnificent orange bath water, and the sunny citrus fragrance is sure to leave you jolly and refreshed.’

This bubble bar smells like fresh oranges and citrusy the smell instantly makes me feel so fresh and clean!
My sister introduced me to this and ever since I always have to go back to Lush and repurchase it. When using this i take 1/4 of the bubble bar and crumble it under the hot tap and it creates lots of bubbles and turns the bath a lovely orange colour. I always use this when I’m feeling a little under the weather or I need a pick me up.

This bubble bar is £4.75 and you can find it here.

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Lush Haul | April 2015

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Hello fellow beauty bloggers and readers,
So the other day i went to Lush with my sister and we treated our selves to some Lush goodies. I picked up two bubble bars, two bath bombs and a face mask.

I bought some presents and also things for myself as i’ve been a little stressed doing my uni work and Lush baths always make me feel better.

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Cosmetic Warrior – Fresh Face Mask

‘A gentle and balancing fresh face mask with antibacterial tea tree and fresh garlic working together to cleanse. Fresh green grapes clean and cool the skin, whilst free range eggs tighten its texture and antimicrobial honey leaves it soft and moisturised. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.’

Me and my sister wanted a face mask that would help get rid of spots. Over the past few weeks my forehead has broke out in tiny spots and everything I tried didn’t help to reduce them. This face mask caught our eye and the lovely lady at Lush told us how good this was for spots and how soft it made your skin feel, she wasn’t wrong! After using it once I noticed a huge difference with the appearance of the spots on my forehead. It contains garlic which the lady said put people off but you can’t smell it and all the natural ingredients combined really help with spots. You keep this in the fridge and you get around 6 face masks out of it.

This face mask helps cool, soothe and reduce the appearance and also gets rid of spots and has helped calm my skin and works wonders to help get rid of spots. Also because all the ingredients are natural it isn’t irritating or damaging to the skin.

Cosemtic Warrior is £6.50 for a 75ml pot. You can pick it up in stores or find it here.

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Pamper / Lazy Day

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After having a bad week or finishing all your assignments you just want to sit back and relax and have some ‘me time’.

Heres a few things that i do to help me relax;

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First thing i do is get into some comfy clothing. I either opt for pjs or joggers and a slouchy top and slipper socks. I hate having to get dressed if I’m just going to lounge about all day so i put on my comfiest clothes.
The Hello Kitty pjs are from primark and the slipper socks are also from primark.

I’ve recently got back into painting my nails as I’ve always been busy to take my old nail varnish and put a new coat on. But since getting new nail polishes i’ve been putting new colours on my nails each week. This week i went for these No7 Gel – look shine & No7 Nail effect. These are in the shades ‘Neptune’ & ‘Sun Rays’.

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When I’m in bed i love reading when i get some free time, i love getting lost in a book but since being at uni I’ve found no time to read. So at the weekend or my day off i love reading a few chapters. My current favourite book is Fangirl, i got this at christmas and i haven’t put it down yet!

I also love magazines and i have a box full of old ones i can’t bear to throw away! (yup I’m a hoarder of old magazines) I love Vogue but being on a budget this is a treat when i have money, Vogue always reminds me of when i was in high school and i desperately wanted to read it but as it cost’s about £5 i couldn’t bring myself to buy it. Then while i was at my dads we went to the shop and he bought Vogue for me and i still have that magazine now as i was so happy to finally get it. I also love reading ‘Teen Vogue’ ‘Seventeen’ ‘Company’ & ‘Elle’.

Face mask’s are a great way to help you relax and also pamper yourself. When i have free time or when i go for a hot bubble bath i love putting on a face mask, these two are my favourite face mask’s and they always leave my face feeling so soft and brighter looking.

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Bath bombs are bath fizzes i don’t use every time i have a bath, i like using them when I’m feeling stressed or ill to make myself feel better. I got a few bath bombs for christmas and i can’t wait to use them. Yesterday i used the Lush bath bomb my sister got me and i absolutely loved it! (review coming soon)

On my pamper days i use a hair mask to give my hair a break and to restore the damage that colouring my hair has done to it. The L’Oreal Elvive leaves my hair feeling softer and also a little thicker and the John Frieda leaves it feeling healthy and smells amazing. I have yet to try the Sanctuary hair mask, i got this off my mum for christmas and i will be doing a review on it soon.

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When i have free time or I’m having a pamper day i love watching films and catching up with tv series.
Currently I’m loving Heroes, i watched this when it came out years ago and me and my family have been watching a few episodes every night and i can’t get enough of it!

I’m also loving 90210 as i used to watch it when my sister watched it and its on Netflix so I’ve been re watching it from the beginning.

Netflix has put Pretty Little Liars on and I’m so happy and me and my friend used to be obsessed with it and i watched every episode when it came out but recently I’ve had to watch it on online sites and could never find one that didn’t buffer or freeze so I left it. But now i can catch up on all the episodes i missed and get back into it again!

What do you do on your pamper/lazy days?

*The natural light wasn’t on my side while taking these photo’s so had to opt for a nice filter to make them look better. Getting natural light can be a pain to bloggers!*

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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Lush Haul

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I have another little Lush haul, I got these as a gift and thought i’d also do a little review on these products too.

Karma Kream

‘A gentle hand and body cream to nourish skin and perfume it with orange, patchouli and pine for a scent that lasts all day. It’s loaded with almond oil, cocoa butter and glycerine to leave skin supple and positively glowing, while orange, pine and patchouli give an exotic air.’

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It’s a nice fresh moistening cream and it leaves your skin smelling nice and clean. It dries instantly on your skin so you don’t have to wait around waiting for it to dry. Its not harsh on your skin either.

Sex Bomb

‘When you’ve got that feeling – tired, stressed out and anxious – you need some sensual healing. The fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage will soon have you relaxed and feeling in the mood… Jasmine is an ancient aphrodisiac, used as a sensual perfume in India for centuries and in aromatherapy to ease stress and anxiety. Clary sage clears the mind, while ylang ylang is renowned for soothing worries.’

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This bath bomb looks so pretty and smells so good! I love how its a relaxing bath bomb as when your feeling stressed or anxious theres nothing better then running a hot bubble bath and adding a bath bomb especially when it helps you destress and relax.

Twilight

‘If sleep is evading you, this combination of essential oils will help get you ready for a good night’s rest. As Twilight dissolves, it turns from the colour of the setting sun and gets darker, turning your water a shimmering deep purple. The fragrance has been designed to help you sleep: lavender is a soothing, mind-clearing and calming fragrance, used in aromatherapy to treat insomnia and aid restful sleep, while benzoin and tonka call to mind a milky caramel malt drink.’

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This smells so nice and is also great because it helps you sleep, and also again there is nothing better then a nice bath and then getting into bed and relaxing.

Sakura

‘This is a celebration of spring in a bath bomb, bursting into a floral fragrance. Inspired by the cherry blossom in Japan, this pretty bomb is designed to evoke the burst of optimism the first sign of spring brings. We’ve used calming mimosa and jasmine oils complemented by lemon oil and orange flower to bring to mind the smell of this colourful season.’

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(£3.35)

I love the colour of this bath bomb and its inspired on cherry blossom which is such a beautiful flower. It smells lovely and i can’t wait to use it.

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Morning Routine

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I don’t wear much makeup and i use different face washes/ moisturisers & toners so this is what I’m currently using at the moment as i tend to change my skin care routine as the weather changes.

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I use this face wash in the morning as my other scrub has ran out and i needed a new one, it also does the job and my my skin feel fresh and clean.

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I decided to try this Asda Young Skin as i needed a new moisturiser as i needed a new one and it was on offer. It does the job and is a cheap good moisturiser if you are on a budget.

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I like to use the L’Oreal skin perfection on my face before i use the Tea Tree Toner as it gets rid of the dirt that your face wash didn’t get and helps with spots.

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I love this Tea Tree Toner from Lush and use it every day, you can either spray it on your face or use a cotton pad to apply it.

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I purchased the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and i absolutely love it. It’s so soft on your face and put the right amount of product from the powder onto your face. They are pricy but if you wear makeup everyday its a good investment.

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I sometimes like to fill my eyebrows in as i have sparse brows and it makes them appear a little thicker. I use the Seventeen Brows That it was around £4 from super drug when i bought it.

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I use the Maybelline Fit Me Powder as it gives me the right amount of coverage.

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I love this Red Jeans scent and use it everyday.

I’m so happy its started to get cold and feel like winter as i can finally break out the brown nail polishes! My favourite one is this Nails inc inspired by Diet Coke.

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Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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Lush Haul

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So I went to Lush in Liverpool and decided to treat myself to some products. What i love about Lush is that all their products are not tested on animals, and as I’m a huge animal lover this is a good thing to know.

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BIG – Sea Salt Shampoo
Have a big hair day. That is like having your hair lifted on a sea breeze.

I bought ‘Big’ as I have fine hair and I wanted my hair to look thicker and
more full of volume. I used it for the time today and it made my hair smell amazing and gave my hair look fuller. I recommend to anyone who has fine hair.

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TEA TREE WATER – Toner Water
comes to the aid of skin that has emergencies. Tea tree is a wonder antibacterial, antiseptic and anti microbial ingredient for anyone with oily or spot prone skin.

I bought the ‘Tea tree water’ because I love anything tea tree as it’s so good for my skin and works wonders, I’ve used it a couple times and I love it.

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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