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Instagram Favourites | 001

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I have become slightly obsessed with Instagram, whether it’s posting my own photos or following others. Since I share my favourite blogs every now and again I thought I’d share a couple of Instagrammers I think you should all follow especially if you’re into your Lush like I am. I’ve found so many new accounts to follow when Kate posted her favourites on Nouvelle Daily so I hope you find a few as well in my round ups.
cupsofteas | Rene // The first photo I saw from Renée was one of her amazing bath shots and it inspired one of my Sunday Pamper photos. I really like the colour schemes she uses in her photos and I can’t make up my mind about those doll head candles, are they totally creepy or cool? I’ve decided I actually would like one. She uses a mix of different Lush products and I’m always keeping note of what she uses together for future baths.

afoxintheflowers | Canadian Lushie // Some of these photos are works of art – just look at the Karma Bath Melt dissolve in the purple water …

Sunday Pamper 023 | Hey Babes!

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Ingredients
1/4 Granny Takes A Dip Bubble Bar
1 Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb
1/2 Dragons Egg Bath Bomb
1/3 Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar


The Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb has just been available again from the Kitchen after being discontinued so I knew I had to try this cocktail. Since I have both the bath bomb and bubble bar I thought I'd use both although you could pick one. Since I did use two GTAD products, I couldn't really pick out or smell the lavender scent from the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar which was disappointing. If I was going to try this one again I'd either just use the GTAD Bubble Bar or half of the GTAD Bath Bomb. Saying that though I really like the vanilla, pepper and ginger scent and it's quite unusual. What I did notice about this bath was how moisturising the water was so perfect for this time of year. I only have a small amount of Unicorn Horn left so I think I'll try French Kiss Bubble Bar as Jen suggested as it has a similar lavender scent.

All Lush b…

Month In Photos | November 2015

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House & Cat Sitting | Marvin | & his funny facial expressions | Making myself feel at home | Only a fraction of the things I brought with me for the week | Cat sleeping where he knows he shouldn't | Lush Dust jar taking shape | The wind, it has been crazy strong this week! Cat adventuring out among the fallen over garden furniture | New Diary for 2016 | Wasp nest | Staying at the cabin | Giant marshmallows & hot chocolates | Lush patch | Hedgehog! | Magazine | Bonfire night | & Sparklers | Pumpkin travelled miles | Cactus shopping.

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Empties | November 2015

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Narciso Rodriguez For Her | £39 // I love this perfume and was sad to see it empty. I'm on a mission to use up what I have before buying anything new but I will buy another bottle of this at some point. It makes a nice autumn and winter perfume so I'll probably buy another bottle for next year.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream | $65 // I really liked this moisturiser when I first started using it, but towards the end of the tub I just wasn't as wowed by it as I was originally. No matter how little I used, my skin was left feeling a bit too greasy for my liking and not in the oh this facial oil is working wonders on my skin way. I made sure I used every last bit of this though as it isn't cheap but I wouldn't buy it again. I want to try the Nourish moisturiser from KS but am a bit concerned I'll feel the same way about it.

Liz Earle Eye Bright | £13.25 //A staple in my skin care routine that I will always repurchase. I used the Garnier Micellar Water a few months a…

OPI Uh Oh Roll Down The Window

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI Uh Oh Roll Down The Window // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat


Touring America Collection | A Color To Diner | Are We There Yet? | A-Taupe The Space Needle | French Quarter For Your Thoughts | Get In The Espresso Lane | Honk If You Love OPI | I Brake For Manicures | I Eat Mainely Lobster | My Address is “Hollywood” | Road House Blues | Suzi Takes The Wheel | Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window.

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Skin Care Diary | November 2015

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Throughout each month, I'll be keeping a skin care diary and jotting down what I use on a daily basis. At the end of the month, I'll tally up what has been used the most and share the products with you. I have combination skin that can change between being extremely dry, spot prone, oily and sensitive as well as having eczema flare ups.

Liz Earle Eye Bright | Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel | Skin & Tonic Steam Clean |  First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads | REN Tonic Moisture Mist | Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Tonic | Indeed Labs Hydraluron | Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly | A-Derma Epitheliale A.H Cream | Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream | Dior Creme De Rose. 
This months skin care routine is very much like last months, just with a few travel sizes thrown in from when I was away at the start of the month. I'm still loving all the products I am using and they're working well at keeping my skin under control. Not much to report re…

Favourites | November 2015

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Lyons Leaf Calendula Cream | £8.99 // I am forever searching for products that I can use on my eczema that are more natural and gives me a chance to have a break from using steroid creams. I've used products contain calendula in the past, mainly from Weleda, and it's an ingredient that my skin loves and gets on well with especially my eczema so I knew I had to try this. So far this balm is working how I hoped it would and I'm really loving it. I'm sure I'll write a full review of it at some point or include it in my next eczema products blog post.

Elie Saab Le Parfum | £38 - £58 // I finished the full size of this perfume six months or so ago and completely forgot I had this mini bottle until I had a sort out and tidy of my perfume basket. I love this perfume and it's one I get a lot of compliments on when I wear it and those "what perfume are you wearing?" questions. I really missed the scent and since I'm on a no buy until I use up what I have I …

OPI Suzi Takes The Wheel

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI Suzi Takes The Wheel // two coats
CND Speedey Top Coat


Touring America Collection | A Color To Diner | Are We There Yet? | A-Taupe The Space Needle | French Quarter For Your Thoughts | Get In The Espresso Lane | Honk If You Love OPI | I Brake For Manicures | I Eat Mainely Lobster | My Address is “Hollywood” | Road House Blues | Suzi Takes The Wheel | Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window.

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The Happniess List 003

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001 Still thinking about our yearly weekend away with all the family that happened the other weekend. Nothing better than a long weekend with good food and good company! 

002 Getting in a food making rut and then having a browse on Pinterest and finding a lot of new exciting recipes to try.

003 Sitting inside while it’s raining with the fire on, a hot chocolate and Netflix.

004 Gossip Girl and Heroes on Netflix. Needless to say I haven’t been very productive with these two favourites being readily available and I’ve started watching them both from the beginning. I’ve watched Gossip Girl all the way through several times but this is the first I’ve rewatched Heroes. Everything is happening a lot sooner than I remembered. I’m on episode eight I think and already they’ve saved the cheerleader. I thought this happened near the very end of season one and I cannot remember what happens in the other three seasons. It’s exciting though as it almost feels like I’m watching it again for the first…

Lush Samples | Part One

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Years ago there was an option when ordering from Lush to add a note to who was going to put together your order and this is where you could request samples. After a revamp of their website they removed this and replaced it with a note for delivery. I took this as the place to say if you wanted it left with a neighbour if you were out or in a safe place. There is also a section for if it is a gift and you want to add a message to the receiver. I had no idea you could request samples in these two boxes so went a good year or two with no samples before I discovered this while having a browse of Instagram. Since discovering this I have requested samples with every order, usually using the gift box option as you can write more. I have received some amazing samples by doing this so thought I'd share in case you're missing out like I was.

I tend to leave it as a surprise as to what I get by just asking for samples but I have requested one or two specifically for my mum and have gott…

Lush Favourites 002

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Lush Dirty Springwash Shower Gel | £4.95 - £27.95 // If you need a wake me up scent then this is it! The spearmint and menthol scent with a hint of thyme is perfect to use after the gym or in your morning shower. I also love the colour of this one as it's so bright!

Ceridwens Cauldron Bath Melt | £4.35 // If you suffer with dry skin in the winter then you need to try the bath melts, this one in particular as I find it the most moisturising. A bath melt is basically a sold oil that melts once added to your bath. This one also has oats in it so the bag can be used as a body scrub once it has melted. The oats are also really good for soothing eczema so I always make sure I have one of these in my cupboard. It's quite big so you could open the bag and cut it in half to get two baths out of it. Just simply tie the bag back up after you've cut it and then empty it out and leave it to dry once you're finished so you can re-use it. I love the frankincense, rose and sandalwood s…

OPI I Mainely Eat Lobster

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI I Mainely Eat Lobster // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat


Touring America Collection | A Color To Diner | Are We There Yet? | A-Taupe The Space Needle | French Quarter For Your Thoughts | Get In The Espresso Lane | Honk If You Love OPI | I Brake For Manicures | I Eat Mainely Lobster | My Address is “Hollywood” | Road House Blues | Suzi Takes The Wheel | Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window.

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Favourite Layering Nail Polishes

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OPI Comet In The Sky | Orly RIP | Orly Watch It Glitter | Orly Go Deeper | OPI I Juggle Men | OPI I'll Tinsel You In | Essie Pinking About You | OPI I Lily Love You | Essie A Cut Above | Essie Summit Of Style | Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
Although I am a huge nail polish addict fan, I don't really like glitter nail polishes and usually wear a crème finish. I do have a select few that I absolutely love though and thought I'd share them. I also tend to only wear these polishes in the Autumn or winter so now is perfect timing.
I wear a base colour under all of these, usually black or a light pastel shade, as I find removal much easier and the glitters stand out better than if painted on their own. Out of them all Orly Go Deeper is my favourite as the blue-green glitter looks incredibly over black.

What's your favourite glitter nail polish?



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Mini Reviews 055 | Lush 004

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Candy Floss Showder | £12.50 // I really like the idea of this new product from Lush, but the packaging just does not work. First of all it's cardboard so what's going to happen when your in the bath, you've got wet hands and you need to pour it so you can use it. Also the powder inside is going to get clumpy if it gets damp as it's not completely sealed. When I went to pour it into may hands too much came out at once so I ended up wasting quite a lot. In the end I decided to decant it into another empty container which made it a lot easier to use. Onto the actual product, it smells amazing and reminds me of Snow Fairy. The powder gently exfoliates the skin and if you mix it with a little bit of water it creates a sort of shower cream. I enjoyed using it, but it is quite expensive and now I've tried it I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Sonic Death Monkey Shower Gel // I've been a huge fan of Lush for such a long time, but I have never tried nor smelt Sonic D…

OPI I Brake For Manicures

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI I Brake For Manicures // two coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

I Brake For Manicures Once on the nails, I Brake For Manicures looks pretty much black but it's actually a very dark purple which has a hint of brown to it. I like the colour in the bottle but once it's on the nails, I think I'd rather just wear a black nail polish. Google the nail polish and each swatch looks completely different! I also struggled with the light when trying to take a photo so it's not the best I could have done but I didn't want to miss having a post today.

Application The first coat was a streaky mess but luckily the second completely evened it all out. It also has a very glossy finish and this photo was taken before I'd even applied a top coat.

Touring America Collection | A Color To Diner | Are We There Yet? | A-Taupe The Space Needle | French Quarter For Your Thoughts | Get In The Espresso Lane | Honk If You Love OPI | I Brake For Manicures | …

Lush Christmas 2015 | Part One

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Peeping Santa Bubble Bar | £3.95 // This is a new addition to the Christmas collection this year and it has quickly turned into one of my all time favourites. It shares its scent with Yummy Mummy Shower Gel and Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar which are two other favourites that are only released occasionally. It's quite a sweet strawberry scent along with bergamot and geranium. It's packed full of shea butter and various oils so it's incredibly moisturising. It also looks pretty cute too! This is one of the ones I'm going to make sure I stock up on in the sales. It's a really good size bubble bar and I can get four baths out of it.

Cinders Bath Bomb | £2.95 // This is brought back each year and the scent just reminds me of Christmas. Cinders is one of the smaller sized bath bombs which I actually prefer as I don't feel like I'm wasting it all since you only get one use. My bath is also smaller than average so this size is perfect for me and I wish all the bath bom…

The Autumn Edit | 2015

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OPI Did You Ear About Van Gough | OPI I Sao Paulo Over There | OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI? | Diptyque Figuire Candle | Orly RIP | Lush Five Gold Rings Bubble Bar | Lush Bar Humbug Bubble Bar | Diptyque Tam Dao Perfume | Oskia Renaissance Mask | Our Tiny Bees Uber Balm | Mac Plumful Lipstick | Fresh Sugar Plum Lip Balm | By Terry Baume De Rose. 
I absolutely love this time of year! I love everything from the trees changing colours and the leaves falling to drinking chai lattes in the mornings, the spicy scents that are released from Lush and wearing a berry lip colour. Tam Dao from Diptyque smells like Autumn in a bottle to me and I always love wearing it this time of year.

I always pull out Orly's RIP Nail Polish for Halloween as given the name, it's a must! The orange glitter reminds me of tiny pumpkins and it looks like you've done a bit of nail art.

My skin gets drier as the months get coulder so instead of a normal hand cream, I use a balm to stop my hands cracki…

OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

French Quarter For Your Thoughts I love grey nail polishes and even though they don't always suit my skin tone, I always enjoy wearing them. French Quarter For Your Thoughts has more blue in it than Suzi Takes The Wheel.

Application While I love the shade, the formula of  French Quarter For Your Thoughts is not great. It seperates if you don't use it for a while and is also very thin and watery. This might be because the collection was released in 2011 but I've had other polishes for longer than four years and they've been ok.

Touring America Collection // A Color To Diner | Are We There Yet? | A-Taupe The Space Needle | French Quarter For Your Thoughts | Get In The Espresso Lane | Honk If You Love OPI | I Brake For Manicures | I Eat Mainely Lobster | My Address is “Hollywood” | Road House Blues | Suzi Takes The Wheel | Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window.
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Travel Beauty | Cat Sitting

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I am currently house sitting for a family friend and looking after their crazy cat. This is coming from someone who has their own crazy cat at home, and this little one has a big personality. He likes to run around the house at full speed just as I'm about to fall asleep and then ran and jump on the bed so he can go to sleep as well. He also likes to nibble toes and loves to play with a rolled up ball of paper. I'm having fun though and it's nice to look after another cat. Here's what I have packed with me. A few more full size products than what I posted last week as I'm here for a week and don't want to run out of anything.


Travel bag & insert | Muji.

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Mini Reviews 054 | Lush 003

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Yuzu And Cocoa Moisturising Shower Cream | £4.75 - £27.50 // Just look at the colour of it!This shower cream has the same scent as the Yuzu And Cocoa Bubbleroon. It's a sweet mix of citrus, cocoa and tonka that almost smells like chocolate orange. These shower creams are even more moisturising than the standard shower gels and it's nice to see them brought out more often. I've no idea if this is a limited edition product or if it's now part of the original collection although it has been out for a while now.

Snowcake Shower Gel // Snowcake Shower Gel was available from the Kitchen and only in stock for a couple of days. It was a complete coincidence that it was available when I was already going to make an order so I just had to add it to my basket. Only one size was available, but I would have bought a bigger bottle if I could. The Snowcake Soap that is released nearly every Christmas is one of my favourite Lush products and I always buy one. If it's even possible,…

OPI A-Taupe The Space Needle

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI A-Taupe The Space Needle // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

A-Taupe The Space Needle I normally like these murky brown shades of nail polish but A-Taupe The Space Needle is a bit too brown for my skin tone. If it had a hint more grey to it than green, I think it would have looked better.

Application The formula for this polish is ok although it did need three coats to become opaque.

Touring America Collection // A Color To Diner | Are We There Yet? | A-Taupe The Space Needle | French Quarter For Your Thoughts | Get In The Espresso Lane | Honk If You Love OPI | I Brake For Manicures | I Eat Mainely Lobster | My Address is “Hollywood” | Road House Blues | Suzi Takes The Wheel | Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window.

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Sunday Pamper 022 | Citrine Dream

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Ingredients 
1/4 Green Bubbleroon
1/2 You've Been Mangoed Bath Melt
1/4 Avobath Bath Bomb
Calacas Shower Gel
Celebrate Body Lotion

I am still loving trying all of the Lush bath cockatils from All Things Lush's and here is the latest one I mixed together. Also used the Philp Kinglsey Exfoliating Scalp Mask and Elasticizer while I was in the bath as I my hair and scalp were desperate for them!


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Month In Photos | October 2015

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Shelfie | Cat foot prints | Stealing sweets from the trick or treat pile | Halloween inspired bath | Next doors cat in our garden | Pumpkin | Blog to do list slowly being ticked off | Mini plants | How cat sleeps.


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