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Sunday Pamper 039 | Lumpy Space Lemonade

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Ingredients
Refresher Shower Jelly
1/2 Nothernlights Bath Bomb
1/4 Avobath Bath Bomb 
1/2 The Sun Bath Oil
1/2 Mumkin Bubble bBar
1/4 Karma Bubble Bar 



All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.


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Sunday Pamper 038 | Fresh And Green

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Ingredients
Guardians Of The Forest Bath Bomb
1/3 Grass Bubble Bar
1/2 You've Been Mangoed Bath Oil

I wasn't sure I liked the scent of Guardians Of The Forest Bath Bomb when I first got it but mixed in with this Lush cocktail, I actually really like it. Once it starts fizzing away the cypress, oakmoss and rosewood scent changes and works really well with the fruityness of the bath oil and sandalwood of the bubble bar. Altogether this is a really uplifting bath leaves the water and incredibly green packed full of silver lustre. Just before getting out of the bath I used the Ocean Salt Body Scrub as I knew the lime scent would work really well.


All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.

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Sunday Pamper 037 | Sweetness & Light

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Ingredients
1/3 Pop In The Bath Bubble Bar
1 Butterball Bath Bomb
Lashings Of The Olive Branch Shower Gel
Lashings Of Yummy Mummy Shower Gel


All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.


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Lush Samples | Part Six

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Sunday Pamper 036 | Rainbow Magic

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Ingredients
1 Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
1/4 Holly Go Lightly Bubble Bar
1/2 Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt
1/2 Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb



All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.


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Sunday Pamper 035 | Rainbow Dash

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Ingredients
1/2 Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar
1/2 Snow Angel Bath Melt
1 Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb
Lashings Of Snowcake Shower Gel
Lashings Of Twilight Shower Gel


All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.


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Lush Samples | Part Five

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Sunday Pamper 034 | It's A Citrus Thing

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Ingredients
1/4 Avobath Bath Bomb
1/2 You've Been Mangoed Bath Melt
1/4 Sunnyside Bubble Bar
1/4 Brightside Bubble Bar
Happy Hippy Shower Gel



All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.


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Project Sample Use Up 043

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Alpha-H Balancing And Refining Mask | £29.50 // I really liked this mud mask and the larger sample size meant I was able to try it out properly.

Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream | £92.50 // I love the eye cream from the Premier Cru range but this facial moisturiser was a bit disappointing. At just under £100 I expect something impressive and this just wasn't.

Korres Santorini Vine Body Milk | £10 // The scent of this body lotion reminds me of summer so much!

Roques Oneil Therapie Restore Aura Spray | £28 // I'm making more of an effort to use up what I have, especially when it comes to samples, and this was one of the first things I made an effort to use up. It was nice and I loved the scent but there are other toners that I prefer.

Lush Orange Flower Lip Tint | £5.95 // As the name suggests, this lip tint was orange and was nice to use. It's not something I'd buy the full size of though but the sample size was very generous and the perfect way to try it out first.

Lush Goril…

To Read | May 2016

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When We Collided | I'll Give You The Sun | Golden Son | Forsaken & Forbidden | Station Eleven | Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know… Since taking this photo I've actually finished the two books from The Demon Trappers series by Lana Oliver and am now half way through the third book. I don't know why it's taken me so long to start reading the series! I must have this book sitting on my shelf for at least a year and then I read the two books over one weekend.

I included Golden Son in my last To Read post and I am determined to finish it this month! I liked the first book in the Red Rising trilogy but it took a while to get into and it's the same with Golden Son. Like I said in my last post, it feels like a huge chunk of the story is missing and I have no idea what's going on or what the characters are talking …

Lush Samples | Part Four

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Sunday Pamper 033 | Glitter Mountain

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Ingredients
1/4 Sunnyside Bubble Bar
1/4 Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
1/2 The Sparkler Ballistic
1/2 Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt
1 Golden Wonder Bath Bomb


All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.


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Skin Care Diary | April 2016

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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 | Jurlique Calendula Calming Mist | First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Concentrate | A-Derma Epthielle A.H Cream | Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly | Dior Creme De Rose. 

This month has been about trying to use up some of my older skin care products. I get into the habit of using a new product when I buy it and forget about older products so it means that I have a lot of half empty products. This was the case with the Jurlique toner, FAB liquid serum and Hydraluron moisturiser. I've actually finished them all now and I am hoping to get to a point where I only have one product that I'…

Lush Kitchen | April 2016

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For those who don't know, the Lush Kitchen cooks up small batches of exclusive products that are only available for a limited time until they sell out. The products available are a mix of Oxford Street exclusives, old favourites that have been discontinued or one off's. Since I've tried the majority of the Lush bath bombs and bubble bars that are in the permanent collection, I've been loving the Lush Kitchen and have been making an order pretty much every week. I'm mainly interested in the bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts and shower gels. Although there are a few products that I have bought simply because I've never tried them before.

Instead of posting several different shopping posts, I'm going to be writing a little overview of the previous months Kitchen products. Since there is a limited amount of each made, then by the time each one arrives in the post it'll probably be sold out. Instead I'm hoping this post will high light any products you…

Empties | April 2016

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Liz Earle Spot-On // This sadly isn't available anymore but is my favourite spot treatment as it worked so well with my skin. I never liked the roller-ball packaging as it's not really hygienic but I just made sure I used a clean finger and never applied it directly onto a spot. I've had this for a really long time and although I didn't want to throw it away as it's only half empty, it was time to.

Le Soft Perfume // This is another one that technically isn't empty but it has dried out and I can't smell the perfume anymore so it was time to get rid of it. I loved the floral scent of this perfume but I just never reach for solid perfumes.

Bumble And Bumble Surf Infusion | £22 // I use this on my hair every time I wash it after I've used a normal salt spray and I couldn't be without it. It adds a bit of moisture back into my hair that the salt sprays take away and stops my hair from going frizzy.

Elie Saab L'eau Couture Le Parfum | £47 // I loved thi…

The Repurchases 011

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Sachuajuan Ocean Mist | £18 // I came to the end of this salt spray and moved onto one from John Masters since I'm trying to use up what I have before buying anything new. Needless to say it wasn't as good as Ocean Mist and I placed an order for a new bottle pretty much straight away. I love the design of the bottle and the spray is even. This never leaves my hair leaving crispy or dry but enhances my natural curl and keeps my hair under control.

Liz Earle Eye Bright | £13.25 // I think I've featured this in pretty much all my Repurchases posts and there is a reason for this. If I could only buy one skin care product then I'd probably choose this even over a cleanser. I have sensitive eyes and have reacted to other eye make-up removers but never have with eye bright.

John Masters Organics Scalp Serum | £23 // This is another one that I've repurchased over and over again and will carry on doing so. It helps to keep the eczema on my scalp under control and I love the m…

Sunday Pamper 032 | Sweet Clementine

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Ingredients
1/2 MMMelting Moments Bath Melt
1/2 Sunny Side Bubble Bar
1/2 Dragons Egg Bath Bomb




All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.

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Lush Kitchen | March 2016

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For those who don't know, the Lush Kitchen cooks up small batches of exclusive products that are only available for a limited time until they sell out. The products available are a mix of Oxford Street exclusives, old favourites that have been discontinued or one off's. Since I've tried the majority of the Lush bath bombs and bubble bars that are in the permanent collection, I've been loving the Lush Kitchen recently and have been making quite an order pretty much every week. I'm mainly interested in the bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts and shower gels. Although there are a few products that I have bought simply because I've never tried them before.

Instead of posting several different shopping posts, I'm going to be writing a little overview of the previous months Kitchen products. Since there is a limited amount of each made, then by the time each one arrives in the post it'll probably be sold out. Instead I'm hoping this post will high light a…

Lush Samples | Part Three

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Sunday Pamper 031 | Sparkly Nights

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Ingredients
1 Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb
1/3 Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
1/2 Northern Lights Bath Bomb
1/2 Snow Angel Bath Melt


All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.


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Skin Care Diary | March 2016

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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 | First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads | REN Tonic Moisture Mist | A-Derma Epthielle A.H Cream | Dior Creme De Rose. 
I'm feeling a bit like a broken record with these skin care diary posts at the moment. I've been using the same mix of products and I'm actually happy with them. I also feel like I haven't bought any skin care products, apart from repurchases, in a really long time. I don't feel the need to try all of the different types of cleansers on offer or have six moisturisers on the go at one time like I used to.  Maybe I'll stop these monthly posts and just u…

Empties | March 2016

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Lush Vanilla Fountain Bath Bomb // This is a simple bath bomb but it's one of my favourites. It's not a show stopper as it fizzes away in the water but I love the vanilla scent. It was out in the Kitchen the other month and I only managed to buy one so it'll be a while before I can use it again.

Lush Shark Infested Custard Bath Oil // I used this together with the Vanilla Fountain bath bomb as the two scents work really well together. I cut it in half so I could get two baths out of it as I thought it would be too oily if I used the whole thing. Half of the bath oil was just the right amount though.

Lush Divination Reusable Bubble Bar // This is one of my favourite Lush products as I love the parma violet scent. It won't be for everyone but I'm glad I bought a couple the last time they were available in the Kitchen.

The Body Shop Olive Body Butter | £14 // I always have at least one TBS body butter on the go and I really love the olive scent. I'm currently us…

OPI Can't Afjörd Not To

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
OPI Can't Afjörd Not To // two coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Nordic Collection // Going My Way or Norway? | Skating on Thin Ice-land | Ice-bergers & Fries | Viking in a Vinter Vonderland | OPI with a Nice Finn-ish | Thank Glogg it’s Friday! | My Voice is a Little Norse | Do You Have This Color in Stock-holm? | Can’t Afjord Not To | Suzi Has a Swede tooth | How Great is Your Dane? | My Dogsled is a Hybrid.
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Sunday Pamper 030 | Lemonade Laugh Time

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Ingredients
1/2 Honey Bee Bath Bomb
1/4 Yuzu And Cocoa Bubble Bar
1/4 Ceridwens Cauldron Bath Melt
Yuzu And Cocoa Shower Cream




All Lush bath cocktails can be found on Jens blog, All Things Lush. They have all been created by either Jen or her readers, I am simply testing them out and sharing on my own blog.

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China Glaze Electric Beat

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
China Glaze Electric Beat // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Electropop Collection // Aquadelic | Dance Baby | Electric Beat | Fuchsia Fanatic | Gaga For Green | Gothic Lolita | Kinetic Candy | Make Some Noise | Sunshine Pop | Sweet Hook | Techno | Wicked Style.
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Lush Samples | Massage Bars

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Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar | Percup Massage Bar | King Of Skin Body Butter | Wiccy Magic Massage Bar | Soft Coeur Massage BarShades Of Earl Grey Massage Bar | Shimmy Shimmy Shimmer Bar | Buffy Body Butter | Hottie Massage Bar | Yes Yes Yes Massage Bar | Therapy Massage Bar | Peace Massage Bar | Each Peach (And Twos A Pair) Massage Bar.
In terms of value for money, the massage bars are the best samples to ask for from Lush. The sample sizes are usually about a quarter of the size of the bars which works out to be about £1.50 worth. That's pretty good considering they're given out for free and depending on how much you spend on your order, you're usually given a couple of them if they're the only thing you've asked for. Over the past couple of months I've managed to get four samples of the Hottie Massage Bar which put together makes a full size.

The massage bars can be used for massage, obviously, but they can also be used as a body moisturiser which …

Reading | March 2016

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Our Endless Numbered Days | Ice Like Fire | Golden Son | Morning Star | Dreams Of Gods And Monsters
In January I wrote about the books I wanted to read next and although I only read three out of the six, I'm back again with another new stack. I've been behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge by one or two books pretty much each week and I can't seem to catch up!

Our Endless Numbered Days was an impulse buy while doing the food shop. I hadn't heard anything about it but liked the cover. I'm glad I picked it up though as I've heard more people talk about it recently. Ice Like Fire is the second book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy. I wasn't a fan of the first book and felt like it could have been written in a paragraph as nothing really happened until the final thirty pages or so but I don't like to leave a series unfinished and am going to give it a try at least.

I finally finished Red Rising after starting it about six months ago and am now moving ont…

China Glaze Def Defying

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
China Glaze Def Defying // two coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Cirque de Soleil Collection // Bend Over Backwards | Creative Fantasy | Def Defying | Escaping Reality | Get Carried Away | Hanging in the Balance | Igniting Love | It’s a Trap-eze | Running in Circles | Surreal Appeal | Water Your Waiting For | Whirled Away.
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Project Sample Use Up 042

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Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel // I must have got this sample around Christmas time although I do have a full size bottle. I'm not a huge fan of the sickly sweet scents but I always buy a bottle of Snow Fairy when it's available.

Lush Needles & Pine Shower Jelly | £3.75 - £7.50 //  This shower jelly smells of pine needles and cypress leaf and it's a really strong scent. I tend to use the shower jellies to make bubbles rather than use them as soap. I already have the full size of this.

Lush 93,000 Miles Shower Jelly | £3.75 - £7.50 // This isn't one of my favourites as I find the peppermint and cinnamon a bit odd and doesn't work too well together.

Lush Refresher Shower Jelly | £3.75 - £7.50 // I love this lemon scented shower jelly and have the full size already.

Skin & Tonic Steam Clean Cleansing Balm | £27 // This is one of the more oiler cleansing balms and I have to make more of an effort when removing it that there isn't any residue left on my skin. I did …

Month In Photos | February 2016

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Lush Easter 2016

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Humpty Dumpty Bath Bomb | £6.95 // This bath bomb shares the same scent as Honey I Washed The Kids and it's one of my favourites. It's a sweet honey scent that I wish Lush used more often in their products. Although a bit creepy, I love the design of this one. It is huge but it is one of the more expensive bath bombs from the collection. Lush says you can get three baths out of it if you crack it in half as there's a fried egg bath bomb inside. I wasn't able to crack mine in half properly as the egg wasn't loose inside which was a shame as pretty much half of the bath bomb turned into dust.

Which Came First? Bath Bomb | £6.95 // This is another one that you can get three baths out of and I found it much easier to split in two. There's a cute mini chick bath bomb inside. This is probably my least favourite scent out of them all as it's quite floral and not my favourite.

Golden Egg Bath Bomb | £3.95 // This is one of my favourite Easter products and am glad to …

China Glaze My Way Or The Highway

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Supplies used...
Orly Bonder Base Coat
China Glaze My Way Or The Highway // three coats
CND Speedey Top Coat

Road Trip Collection // Pack Lightly | More to Explore | Pinking out the Window | I Brake for Colour | Pop the Trunk | Sun’s Up, Top Down | Trip of a Lime Time | My Way or the Highway | License & Registration Please | Boho Blues | Dashboard Dreamer | Wanderlust.

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