Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Primark,Lush and Thorntons Haul February 2016

Hi lovelies! Hope you all are well!

So a few days ago, me and a good friend of mine went to Bullring, in Birmingham for a good ol' shop. I was abroad for three months and well, I really missed the UK shops. I knew the exact three places that I wanted to go to first and I was so happy with my purchases!

First up, Primark! You'll notice a pastel theme with all of the things that I had purchased. I picked up just a few new essentials without going too overboard and trust me it's easy to spend alot in there, haha!

Pastel blue make-up bag // £3
Ok, so this was love at first sight, I actually did need a new make-up bag and this one was perfect. The design is just too adorable and the two compartments means I can organise my face/eye/lip products accordingly. I have already stored all of my favourite products in it and it really does fit everything.

Blush & highlighter duo stick // £2.50
I always browse the PS beauty range whenever I pop in and I saw this new product, I love using both blushers and highlighters and this is both of the make-up products in stick form! How neat! I cannot wait to try this out properly and review it too.

Cute sweater // £5
I saw this on Primark's insta and well, I knew I wanted to get my paws on this. This is the perfect sweater to throw on with jeans and cute ballerina flats or even great for lounging in at home. I love how baggy this looks on me and coupled with a top knot, it's a winning combo.

Pastel stud earrings // £2
Without any fail, I will always purchase a pack of studs from Primark, I saw these cute pastel coloured studs and I didn't even have to think If I wanted these. The lil gem earrings look so much more expensive than they really are and I will definitely wear these on a daily basis.

I missed Lush so much and I wanted to get two bath products since my stash had finally finished. I opted for one bath bomb and one bubble bar. I originally wanted to get the twilight bath bomb but once I smelled it in store, I wasn't so keen on the scent. I will also be reviewing these on the blog too!

Intergalactic bath bomb // £3.95
I have seen many pictures/reviews of this stunning bath bomb and after loving the Shoot for the stars bath bomb, this seemed like the perfect next choice. I love vibrant colours and glitter so this bath bomb will surely be a 'out of this world' experience.

Creamy Candy bubble bar // £2.95
This is an old favourite of mine so I repurchased it. This bubble bar smells like pick 'n' mix and gives the best sweet smellin' bubbles ever! I'm loving the new design too!

It had been quite a while since I last bought something from Thorntons but if I had to pick a place to buy truffles, this would definitely be it!

Viennese Truffles // £3 a bag or 2 for £5
These truffles have been a favourite of mine for quite some time now and I wanted to treat myself to a bag. These taste amazing accompanied with a hot cup of tea or coffee. The truffles are a unique blend of white and milk chocolate, wrapped around light and fluffy mousse topped off with a sprinkling of icing sugar. These melt in the mouth chocolates are worth trying if you haven't already done so.

So there you have it! All of the goodies that I had picked up. What do you think of my purchases?

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

REVIEW | Essence Soo Blush! Cream To Powder Blush*

Hi Lovelies, hope you all are well!

I feel like it's been forever since I last typed up a make-up review and this time I wanted to feature a Essence product because I am like, obsessed with this brand! I absolutely LOVE their highlighter and now I need to tell you why this needs to be in your make-up bag!

Product description:
fresh it up: this blush gives your complexion a touch of color for a healthy, fresh look. the creamy texture with a powdery finish practically melts with your skin and is easy to apply and blend with your fingers.

This lil product means business! This peachy pink blusher instantly gives you that flushed look within moments, this stuff's insanely pigmented so you only really need to use a small amount. This blusher comes housed in sturdy plastic packaging which is easy to open/close.
Even though the blusher's weight is 4g, you do get alot of colour pay off, I use this quite alot and I have not been able to hit pan so rest assured you won't have to worry about this finishing anytime soon.
The formulation of this blusher is cream but has a powdery finish and the longevity really is commendable. I am able to wear this for a good 4-6 hours and the colour still looks just as vibrant.
Applying this is a breeze, I simply use my finger to blend the colour onto the apples of my cheeks and what's good is that I can control the amount of colour I am putting on.
The actual formulation doesn't contain any shimmer but it still somehow manages to illuminate my complexion which is a plus!

Essence have done it again! I cannot recommend this product enough! This cream blusher is so easy to use, even for beginners and all in all a good addition to your blusher collection, I say give this one a definite try!

Check it out here - link / £2.80*

Have you tried this blusher from Essence?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Miss Patisserie Milk & Honey Bath Melt

Long relaxing baths are something I look forward to if it involves a bath product from Miss Patisserie and yet again there's another winning product - The milk & honey bath melt! Not only does it look cute but it also works wonders on your skin!

Product description:

Nourishing cocoa and shea butters moisturise deep into the skin providing your body with vital antioxidants and minerals. Each Patisserie Bath Melt is sprinkled with some detoxifying salts decorated with cosmetic grade shimmer. A sweet and creamy milk, almond and honey bath melt with added salts.

This bath melt is visually so stunning, sure makes it hard to use because you would just want to keep it. It came packaged in a sturdy black and white gift box which has a cute Parisian-like design. This can make a great gift option, for someone or even for yourself! The actual product is in a shape of a cupcake and is topped off with a cute flower decoration and cosmetic grade glitter.

This melted away slowly releasing the cocoa and shea butters to leave my bath water looking milky. Even though I love a good ol' fun coloured bath bomb, it's sometimes good to use products that are more about the skin benefitting ingredients than making your bath water a crazy colour. 
Milk and Honey is such a good combination for dry skin, this was an instant hydration and moisture boost. My skin was also left feeling oh-so soft and smooth too, I skipped applying body lotion since it really was not needed. Another great thing about this bath melt is that you can halve it and save the other piece for later. I however wanted to get the full effect of this and it definitely was a hug in a tub kinda product!
The scent was spot on and rather comforting too! Great to use before going to bed since it's so calming it would really help you to drift off to sleep.
Since there were no colours, I didn't need to worry about any stainages and the last thing I would want to do is clean the tub after such a relaxing bath.

This product ticks all of the boxes for me, not only does it get top marks for presentation but it also means business in terms of making your skin feel renewed again, say bye to dry and dehydrated skin! Absolutely loved this particular scent and there are six different scents to choose from! The only issue is that it's hard to pick just one... 

Check it out here - link /£3.99*

I'd love to know your thoughts on this cute lil product from Miss Patisserie!