Wednesday, 23 April 2014

LUSH | THINK PINK BATH BOMB











Another Lush product! (I swear I'm obsessed). This time it’s their ‘Think Pink’ bath bomb. I don’t like bath bombs quite as much as bubble bars, but they’re still something to make your bath that extra bit special.

This bath bomb was super cute and pink with little different coloured flowers engraved into the top of it. The initial smell is very sweet and vanilla-ish with a hint of a kind of sweet sherbet smell. I think most Lush products have that similar sherbet smell. The bath bomb contains fairtrade vanilla, tonka, lavender oil and neroli oil. You can probably imagine how delicious it smells!

As soon as I put it into my bath, it literally started crazily fizzing. I’ve used bath bombs before, but none of them have fizzed in the same way as this one did! My bath then very quickly turned full on Barbie pink. Then for the best part. When I got into the bath, I realized there was lots of little confetti hearts floating in the water! How cute is that! Based on that alone, i'd say this is probably my favourite bath bomb that i've used!

Have any of you tried the think pink bath bomb?

Monday, 21 April 2014

CROP TOP WISH LIST



I hope you've all had a good Easter! I didn't actually get any easter eggs this year. Instead I got some creme brûlée fudge and some caramelised macadamia nuts... I think this is a sign that I'm getting old!

Anyway, since the weather has been getting lovely and warmer I have suddenly realised that I actually have very few clothes that I like to wear, and a very minimal amount of clothes that are suitable for spring/summer. I haven't been shopping in a long time because I'm trying to focus more on exams at the moment. As soon as they're out the way, retail therapy is much needed! Most of my tops are long sleeved or thick Autumn/Winter pieces, so I really need some new tops that I can wear without overheating in this gorge Spring weather! I've put together a little list of some crop tops I quite like...

1. Green Tropical Palm Print Crop Top | River Island | £12

2. Club L Essential High Neck Crop Top | Nelly.com | £8.95

3. Light Pink Cami Crop Top | River Island | £10

4. Alexa High Neck Long Sleeve Crop Top | Boohoo | £9.50

5. Stripe Seam Bralet | Topshop | £10

6. Pink Gingham Check Sleeveless Crop Top | New Look | £9.99

7. Mono Floral Crop Top | Topshop | £22

8. Retro Lace Crop Top | Forever 21 | £6.50

I think these are all really pretty and would go with lots of different things. On top of that, all of them are very inexpensive, win win!

Which one is your favourite?

Saturday, 19 April 2014

FACE OF THE NIGHT | RED LIPS












I’m going out with my friends for a few drinks tonight. Yaaay perks of being 18! Since I quite like the make up look I’ve created, I thought I would share it with you all.

For my foundation I'm wearing the Rimmel London wake me up foundation, which I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with. Sometimes it appears to have good coverage and work well and then sometimes it just makes my skin look weird. Hmmm? Then for concealer I’m wearing the collection lasting perfection concealer… every bloggers fave! To highlight and countour, I used the Soap & Glory Peach Party blush (just the very pale pink) and the solar powder bronzer. You can't really see the contouring in the pictures, since the sun is so bright! For eye make up, I used my Chanel dark grey eye pencil, Chanel silver/grey eye shadow and Chanel mascara. And then on my lips I have a Number 7 red lipstick in the shade ‘showbiz’.

I don’t really ever wear red lipstick since it’s so bright and can make me feel a bit self-conscious. I think it’s just because I’m not used to it. So I’m on a mission to step out of my comfort zone and wear bright lipsticks more! I actually really love the way it looks and how it instantly makes you look more dressed up, if you get what I mean.

Friday, 18 April 2014

MY PANDORA BRACELET








Pandora jewellery seems to be all the rage at the moment. There’s just something about it that just makes it so special. I don’t think I would ever buy anything Pandora for myself, just because I think it’s more of a gift type thing you buy for someone else. Plus I can never justify spending that much on jewellery, because I always put clothes first! (Clothes are my life).

I only recently got my first Pandora piece. It’s the purple leather bracelet that wraps around your wrist. I prefer this one to the original fully silver ones, just because I think it goes with more, and it’s more like something I can wear every day.

I only have two charms for my bracelet so far, but I love them both. One of them is a little square shaped charm with an ‘R’ for Rachel on it… obviously. The other one is a little heart-ish shaped one with an 18 on it (my age). I love how the charms that they sell, can represent memories or just things personal to you. It means that in years to come, I can look at my and remember each memory associated with each individual charm. I think this sort of explains the Pandora tag line which is ‘unforgettable moments'.

Over the years I will probably get additional charms for Christmases and birthdays and eventually i'll probably end up with a nice little collection. I think that when I actually manage to pass my driving test, I'll have to get a little car one!.. yes they do those!


Have any of you got any Pandora jewellery?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

PURR BY KATY PERRY












I’m a fan of the occasional Katy Perry song, so I was quite pleased when one of my besties bought me the Katy Perry fragrance as a present. This one is called ‘Purr’ after her cat ‘Kitty Purry’ (Yes, Katy is a crazy cat lady).

I’m a real sucker for packaging and anything pretty; I’m instantly drawn to. As you can probably see from the pictures, this fragrance doesn’t fail in that department, as the bottle is a cat shape! How cute is that.

Now for the smell. I would describe it as being quite vanilla-y but with a bit of a floral vibe to it as well. I think this is the sort of fragrance you would wear to go out in the evening, rather than something during the day. It’s definitely a very feminine scent, so if you’re not into anything too girly this probably isn’t for you. It’s definitely my kinda scent though!

Have any of you got the Katy Perry Purr perfume? What do you think of it? ...I think it's purrrrfect

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

MAX FACTOR GLSSFINITY NAILS | FOREVER GLAM





My Granny bought a few Max Factor products at Boots, and they're doing this thing at the moment where if you spend a certain amount, you get a little goody bag with a few Max Factor products in it. My Granny didn't really like any of them, which meant lucky me!

One of the items in the goody bag was one of their Glossfinity nail polishes in the colour 'Forever Glam'. As you can see, it's an ultra bright, hot pink colour. I can definitely see why this range is called 'gloss' finity because it's so shiny and glossy! I'm normally into my pastel nail colours, but I quite like this shade as it adds a pop of colour to any simple outfit. 

Since it was a free gift, I wasn't expecting the consistency of the polish to be amazing. I was wrong though. The varnish painted on so easily and the brush made it easy to paint on without making any mistakes. The only down side to this is that it chips quite easily. I painted my nails last night and there is already a fair few little chips dotted about. For a free gift though, I can't really complain!

Have any of you tried any Max Factor nail polishes in the Glossfinity range?

Monday, 14 April 2014

LUSH | THE COMFORTER BUBBLE BAR














Another bubble bar post! This time it’s ‘The Comforter’ bubble bar. As always, it looks super pretty with it’s white and pinky purple swirl. The bar contains cassis absolute, which gives it a lovely blackcurrant smell. Think purple skittles and purple starbursts mmmmm!

As usual with Lush bubble bars, I only use half at a time as I don’t make my baths ridiculously full and I don’t like wasting it all in one go! When I crumbled it into my bath, the water went an amazing bright pink colour and the sweet blackcurrant aroma filled the room. It was lovely.

After getting out the bath, the delicious scent lingered for a while and I felt all relaxed and pampered.

This bubble bar also contains bergamot oil, which is supposed to be uplifting and cleansing, I don’t know about uplifting, but after my bath I definitely felt all fresh and clean. It also contains cypress oil, which is supposed to be calming and toning.  As I mentioned before, I found using this bubble bar calming and relaxing. Much needed with all my exam stress at the moment!

Have any of you ever used The Comforter? What are your thoughts on it?