It’s Been a While Lush

Guess who made a sneaky Lush purchase online and then got super excited when it finally arrived after stalking the postman for about a week…….If you guessed me then you would be absolutely correct! *smiles excitedly bc new smellies & Lush goodness*

After quite a while browsing their huge range, I picked out 4 products that I thought I would really like and so far I’m not disappointed! I got a “Unicorn Horn” which is from their Valentine’s Day collection, a “Dragon’s Egg” bath bomb, their “Celestial facial” moisturiser and also “Tangled” which is a hot oil hair treatment specifically for knotted, frizzy hair which admittedly I have been struggling with lately.

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Unicorn Horn (£4.25) – As you can see from the picture this is a very colourful one, attractive to the eyes but also to the nose with its sweet lavender smell. According to the website this bubble bar has Neroli oil in it which is known to increase serotonin levels in the brain leaving us feeling much more relaxed and cheery after a long soak 🙂

Dragon’s Egg (£3.50) – Being honest, I picked this bath bomb purely because of the name. It sounded pretty awesome and after using it today I can say I loved it! It has quite a sweet lemon-y smell which reminded me of those hard boiled lemon sweets you can get and was pleasantly surprised to find out that this somewhat bland looking bath bomb had an orange centre, much like a real egg, leaving my bath a golden orange colour with lots of bubbles!

Tangled (£6.50) – I really can’t wait to try this one out. This product stood out to me when browsing online because I have very tangled hair at the moment and I just can’t seem to get rid of it! I can imagine it will be hard to get this oil out of my hair afterwards but I am excited to try it.

Celestial (£12.95) – Pictured below is my favourite of the products I bought, the Celestial moisturiser. It smells heavenly and feels so smooth and silky on my face without being oily. I love it!

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I hope you have enjoyed this little Lush post as much as I have enjoyed receiving these products! What would you personally recommend from their collection? Let me know what you think 🙂

Lucy x

Haul Post #3 I got lost in Primark

Hello everyone! 🙂 On this surprisingly bright & sunny day here in Ireland my Mom and I decided to go to town for what was supposed to be a few things……which was working out quite okay for us…until we reached Penneys (Primark in the UK). I’m sure many of you guys can understand the terror that my wallet faced next! Here’s some pictures that will do the explaining 😀

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The tracksuit bottoms were on sale at €5 down from €12 which I was quite happy with, even if they are just for wearing around the house & I got simple, long sleeved crop tops (the blue & khaki green ones above) which would be perfect with some of my skirts or some high waisted jeans. At €5 each they are a perfect dupe for a different colour top rather similar that I bought in New Look for nearly €20!

*Sigh* I am always a sucker for Harry Potter clothing….damn you Penneys! Today was no different when I spotted this t-shirt (look below ^.^).

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In the homeware section I picked up this little set of copper wire fairy lights for €3 and this candle for €4 which can be used as a mug once it’s all gone.

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I also picked up a few little bits in Dealz & a euro store, my favourites being this colouring book and the BB-8 mug, because who doesn’t love BB-8!

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Overall I have to say that my favourite buy today was these 2 books I picked up in a charity shop in Wexford. I love Cecelia Ahern and have a few of her books already so when I spotted these through the window I just had to go in and grab them and turns out they were only €1 each!!

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So I guess you can say we picked up a little more than just a few things today…oops! Ah sure, it happens to the best of us! Thank you for reading 🙂

Lucy x

 

Haul Post #2 The Christmas Edition

Hello everyone! I would like to start this post off with the hope that you all have had a magical, fun-filled Christmas. However with the Christmas season drawing swiftly to a close and the new year growing closer, I thought it appropriate that my next haul post should focus on some of the gifts I was fortunate enough to receive from my wonderful friends and family.

Candles: All of these candles were from Penneys/Primark I believe and are a great example of just how cute their range is getting. I have already used some of them as made obvious by the picture haha but I couldn’t resist. They smell so good!

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Macbook Pro: You cannot even imagine the excitement and gratefulness I feel even now while typing this post that I have my very own Macbook Pro.  While my Dad mainly bought it for me as a present for doing well in university, I am sure it will be used for non-educational purposes also. *cough* FaceTime *cough*

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Avatar The Last Airbender The Rift: When I was younger “Avatar the Last Airbender” was definitely a family favourite in my household and I still to this day hold the series in a special place in my heart. I received the first 2 library editions of this series last Christmas (each containing 3 comics in one book with a hardback cover) and I loved them so much! They are honestly such a great read for anyone who is interested in the series like I am as it carries on the story following Aang & friends, letting us know what happens to them after the tv series ended. Here’s a pic of me all snuggled up with fluffy pjs and socks reading it while drinking coffee from my super cute penguin mug.

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Knitted Dog Teddy: While this looks like nothing much, in comparison to my other store-bought presents I am really loving this teddy knitted for my specially by my aunt. The details she went into when creating this christmas gift are amazing, having infused the wool and stuffing with a cinnamon scent and knitting a little hat and scarf for him. It is clear she put a lot of thought and work into this gift and I love it so much.

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Harry Potter Colouring Book: As a huge fan of both Harry Potter and colouring, this gift was perfect for me (Thanks Mom!). I can honestly see why colouring for adults is such a hit! What they say is true – it is really relaxing and peaceful for the mind. Seriously, try it!

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed my second little “christmassy” haul. Thank you for reading ❤

Lucy x

P.S. since reaching 70 followers I was thinking of maybe hosting a little giveaway once I reach 100 or 150 as a thank you, what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below.

Benefit’s Complexion Kit

Benefit – notoriously known for their cute packaging and great quality products, had been a brand I was been wanting to try for a long time. I hadn’t though, mostly due to their products being more high end than typical drug store buys. However having recently run out of foundation, concealer and primer I decided it was time to treat myself.

In walks Benefit’s How To Look The Best At Everything complexion kit which was an absolute winner for me. I chose the Light kit (you can also choose from Medium and Dark) and was quite happy with the shades included. I can also say after using this kit a few times, it doesn’t disappoint and is quite helpful in deciding if you would buy the full sized products or not (I would!)

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With a tips & tricks pamphlet in the lid, and a mirror all contained in a cute travel sized, book shaped box it is the perfect kit for beginners trying to perfect their make up style, for professionals who want a handy kit to throw into their handbag which includes everything needed for a flawless base or for those (like myself) who just want to try out some products before investing in the full sized version.

Included in this kit:

  • The Porefessional – Primer
  • Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Brightening Makeup – Foundation
  • Boi-ing – Concealer in 2 shades to create your perfect match
  • Hello Flawless Powder – Powder

Overall, I have found this cute little box of samples well worth the €35 I spent on it. I have used it 4 times now and the mini Hello Flawless foundation (in Ivory – “I’m pure for sure“) is still over half full which is impressive for a sample sized product. There is also a decent amount of  the Boi-ing concealer left which I reckon will last me maybe a few months! I have put their Hello Flawless foundation and powder on my Christmas wishlist and will more than likely purchase a few more of their products in the coming future. Have you got any favourites in the Benefit range that you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading ♥

Lucy x

Haul Post #1

Guess who decided to mix Christmas shopping for my mom and friends with buying some new make up products for myself, *hint hint* it was me.

With Christmas fast approaching (15 days to go now! The excitement!) it made me realize just how unprepared I was present – wise for my friends and family. I also realised I had run out of some make up products, mainly foundation, concealer & primer. So essentially I had lost my face (a bit like in that episode of Doctor Who where the TVs stole the peoples’ faces… although maybe not quite as dramatic). So I decided to order a few things from boots.ie and etsy.com!

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Here are some of the things I bought:

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Having wanted some Real Techniques brushes for a long time now I kinda went crazy buying them. I got the Duo Fibre set (the white ones), the Eye Starter Set (the purple ones) and a foundation brush (the gold one).

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Benefit’s “How to Look the Best at Everything” complexion kit which includes sample sizes of their primer, foundation, 2 shades of concealer and a face powder. There’s 3 different sets to choose from to suit different skin tones and I went for the lightest one. I also picked a sample size of their “Bad Gal” mascara which was €6.50 as I reckoned it’d go a long way and didn’t want to spend €23 on the full sized product!

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Here’s the start of what I’m getting my mom for Christmas. Really hoping she doesn’t stumble across my blog or there goes the element of surprise! Both of the shows – Mary Poppins and Lord Of The Dance I will be attending with her and I’m v excited, especially for Mary Poppins! I can’t wait!

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The last thing I received in the post yesterday I cannot show to you guys yet because it is a surprise for someone. But I can tell you that I got it on Etsy.com. More details about this mystery gift will be revealed probably after Christmas.

I’m really excited to use these products/brushes and to wrap those gifts for my mom and give them to her on Christmas day! Let me know in the comments if you’ve got any of these items and what you think.

Lucy x