Friday, 27 July 2012

Body Shop Body Butters

Hello lovelies.

Today I have a review of a very popular product, the Body Shop Body Butters. I have 3 different 'flavours' and I love all of them. 

The Coconut is a lovely summer scent and reminds me of holidays as I think it slightly leans towards the more 'sunscreen' scent which I personally love. They also do this butter with shimmer so anyone who's wanting to look a little glam can choose this option. It's very thick and I love this for my legs, feet and particularly dry patches.

The vanilla was a Christmas limited edition, but I picked this up in the January sales for £3 so watch out for offers around any holidays. It's slightly thinner then the other two formulas so I use this all over my body, and the scent is very subtle which is nice if I am wearing a perfume on top of it.

The last butter I have is also the newest addition to the line, the chocolate 'chocomania' scent. It smells like sweet chocolate and is absolutely gorgeous. I love this one and it's such an addictive and comforting smell. They also do this in a shower gel, lotion, and soap so if you love the scent you can get other products to accompany it!

Overall I love the Body Shop in general and the body butters are worth the hype as they are wonderfully moisturising and available in a ton of different scents from the fruity to the sweet.

The Body butters retail for £12.50 but are constantly on sale so I'd personally wait until then and get yourself a bargain!

Thankyou for reading!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

LUSH massage bars

Hello lovelies.

As you all know, I am a huge fan of lush. I mainly buy skin and body care as I feel it justifies the price instead of washing your money down the drain as you do with bath bombs etc. I love the massage bars, and they last for a long time. I use these in place of a moisturiser and they are absolutely fantastic. My personal favourite is Strawberry feels forever which is sadly discontinued but you can easily find most discontinued things available to buy on the lush forum, click here . You have to sign up but you are then in a community of fellow lush fans and there are regular forum parties too! 

In total I have 4 massage bars (From Left-Right):Strawberry feels forever (disconned), Love potion (Valentine's day special), Mange too (Disconned) and Each Peach (Still available!)

I love them all for different occasions and am hoping to pick up Hottie too!

Thankyou for reading.

Monday, 23 July 2012

MAC All that glitters - swatches and review

Hello lovelies.

I'm back with another post, talking about one of my favourite eyeshadows I own. This is 'All That Glitters' by MAC, a peach-gold neutral shade.

Grrr I  hate slightly out-of-focus pictures!

The formulation of this is great and it glides on easily. It has a pearl finish and is a 'Veluxe Pearl' in Mac's terms. I love to pop this all over the lid to warm up the eyes a little, and I think this would look great especially on more tanned skins. It lasts all day on me without fading, although I have very dry skin so I think those with oily eyelids would benefit from using a primer.

Left is heavily swatched (how I wear it) and on the right is blended.

Overall this eyeshadow is definently worth the £12.00 tag as it's a great neutral everyday colour, and it also has lovely pigmentation and glides onto the lid. 

Thankyou for reading.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Lush haul featuring new makeup line!

Hello lovelies.

Sorry for my absence but to be honest I have not found anything worthwhile to blog about!

Anyway, lets jump right into this haul.

As a VIP to my lush store, I was invited to the 'exclusive' launch of their new makeup line, emotional brilliance. It has 30 colour products (Liquid lipsticks, eyeliners, and liquid eyeshadows) and 3 other products including a face powder, highlighter and a tanner. I was given a colour reading and got Passionate (A gorgeous fuchsia) Happiness (A bronze gold eyeshadow) and Calm (A blue eyeliner.) They were all amazing but a little out of my price range at £14.50 so I got the 'Feeling younger' skin tint.

It's a lovely base similar (So I've heard!) to MAC's strobe cream which I've been wanting to try for a long time. It's only £12 and after 1 use I know it is going to last for a long time. It gives a lovely,  very shiny-in-a-good-way look. I use it all over the face lightly before foundation then dab a tiny bit extra after foundation along the cheekbones and down my nose for some extra definition. It's amazing! If you would like a seperate review then please let me know in the comments as I have alot to say about this product.

Left is blobbed and right is blended out. Gorgeous right!
Next I got the 'Dirty Body Spray.' This is aimed at men but I like smelling like a man so it suited me well. I got told I smelt of soap by my mum who doesn't understand lush, so take that as you will. To me it smells like a slightly minty, aftershave smell which is quite strong so you don't need a lot. I love it and for 180ml the £14 price tag isn't too bad. The spray bottle is cool too.

Next I got the 'Each Peach And Two's A Pair' massage bar which is £5.50. Lately I've been loving my 'Strawberry feels forever' massage which has been disconned (Sadly) so I wanted to try this one. It smells of lemon sherbet to me and is so silky smooth. You just melt it between your hands slightly and rub it in. It's so moisturising and I can see it lasting a long time.
My hand looks bizarre in this photo, but just for a size comparision!

Lastly I got the 'You've been mangoed' bath melt. I've always wanted to try this and had the spare change in my pocket to pay £3.10 for it. I haven't used this yet so I can't comment but it smells nice and seems to be popular.

I hoped you enjoyed this post as it was a lot of fun to write for me.

Have you tried any of the new makeup range?
What are your favourite makeup products?

Thankyou for reading.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Giveaway winner!

Hello lovelies.

Sorry for my lack of posts recently but I thought instead of making excuses for my laziness we'd just get onto the winners!
Everyone's names ready to be cut out! 

In the hat ready to be picked!

Congrats PurpleDolly1 ! I am very happy you won as you always leave great comments on my blog and will often be the only one to read my less engaging posts! If you email me or send me a message telling me your address I will post to you asap with your prize!

To everyone that didn't win, I am very sorry but I assure you there will be lots of giveaways coming up once ('if' is probably more accurate!) I hit another significant milestone.

Thankyou lovelies for reading and entering.