Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Lush Bath Bomb: Star Dust

Hi guys,

I have got a lovely little product review for you today! This Star dust bath bomb smells divine. It has a deep vanilla scent which is just amazing. 

£2.95 ... LINK here.

This is the most beautifully coloured bath I have ever had. The star dust bomb has a lot of little blue pieces which creates this stunning look!

This one features vanilla, rosewood and bergamot so you can just imagine this amazing smell. The product description states that it is ideal for rejuvenating after a Christmas night out. I have been completely tired lately and this was absolutely the perfect pick-me-up.

Definitely a recommend!!

Rachael xox

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Avon Magic Effects Mineral Crush in Turquoise

Hi guys,

I have just tried the Avon Magic Effects Mineral Crush polishes. I bought them in several colours but I have just tried out the Turquoise and I absolutely loved it. The magic effects is a kind of glitter effect in the polish which looks amazing on the nail.

Avon nail polishes & most of the makeup comes in a little cardboard box which makes it so good to be able to give as gifts too. The actual nail brush for the polish is great too for all of the nail varnishes I have used from Avon before.

The colour is so cute. It is a teal/turquoise colour and is really deep and pigmented. The sparkle looks amazing too. It is quite quick drying and I managed to wear it for two days without any chipping. I am not allowed to wear nail varnish for work so I didn't have the opportunity to try it for longer than this!

This colour is so perfect for the Christmas season!

Rachael xox

Monday, 21 November 2016

Lush Bubble Bar: Candy Mountain ...

Hi guys,

I think this is one of my favourite bubble bars so far! This lush candy mountain bubble bar smells absolutely divine! It has the most amazing smell and colour!

Bubble bar only £2.95 (LINK here)

I think out of all of them that I have tried lately, this has been my favourite. I can't even describe the smell but it was so sweet! I just didn't want to get out of the bath. Gorgeous!!

Rachael xox

Saturday, 19 November 2016

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour .. Beanie

Hi guys,

I love No7 nail colour. I hardly see beauty bloggers raving about it and I have always wondered why. 

This is the stay perfect nail colour in shade no.8, Beanie.

It is this unusual dark brown colour, almost khaki, 

So, I had to apply two coats to it to get this deeper colour. I also love the fact that it has this natural shine to it. It was very quick to dry and it hadn't chipped AT ALL over three days.

I will definitely look to No7 for more nail polishes. This was only £6 and you can get buy one get one half price at the minute too - bargain!!

Rachael xox

Thursday, 17 November 2016

My Autumn/Winter Playlist ...

Hi guys,

I love Autumn/Winter as it means I get to spend a lot more time indoors, without an excuse. I think that is the granny in me talking!

So, whether it is organising my wardrobe, papers, working from home or just doing general chores, I always like to have music playing away. I love a ballad - I feel like if you can sing along while doing organising tasks or writing my blog, you get it done quicker and it is more enjoyable.

When tidying the house and carrying out more energetic tasks, it helps to have a faster paced tune playing.

I also find that my music choices are the weirdest compilation. My perfect album would probably be made up of 20 different albums!

This is what I have been listening to lately and playing most often on the Ipod ...

Sia - Elastic Heart
Sia - Alive
Sia - Chandelier
Birdy - Skinny Love
Jazmine Sullivan - Bust Your Windows
Gabrielle - Out of Reach
Leona Lewis - Run
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
David Guetta feat John Legend - Listen
Ellie Goulding - Explosions
La Roux - Bulletproof
David Guetta feat. Birdy - I'll keep loving you
Timbaland feat Katy Perry - If we ever meet again
Jennifer Hudson - If this isn't love

What do you like listening to?
Rachael xox

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Lush Review: Honey Bee Bath Bomb

Hi guys,

So I had a Lush bath the other day (get it?!) Only me? Okay, so I had a bath with the Honey Bee Bath bomb. Apologies for the faded name tag, I got this for my birthday from a friend and just discovered it in a box that I hadn't got round to unpacking yet!

My bath was absolutely gorgeous! Not only did it look this sunshine yellow colour, it also smelled absolutely divine!!

I don't like honey as a flavour but I love it as a scent. I am obsessed with Marc Jacobs Dot and have repurchased LOTS. The bath smelled beautiful and it softened the skin completely.

A definite recommend, you can find it HERE.

Rachael xox

Friday, 4 November 2016

Poundland Bargain Beauty Haul ...

Hi guys, 

Thought I would share with you some bargain picks from Poundland.

I often go in the pound shops for homey stuff or stationary (addict) but this time I had a good look in the beauty section.

So, I picked up three packs of wipes. A nivea 3-in-1 cleansing wipes which I have used previously and I decided to try these St Ives wipes too. I remember the St Ives brand from years ago when I would use their apricot face scrub, I remember my auntie used to use it so I went mad for some. The wipes are not soaking wet and feel very moisturising when you use them on your face.

I got the two Body butters in a tub. The packaging on these are so cute and if you were going to do a little beauty hamper then I would definitely pick them up. They are strawberries and cream and cookies and cream. The strawberry fragrance isn't that strong but the cookies smells absolutely amazing. They do look like little ice cream tubs, it made me laugh when the cookies and cream says "do not eat" on the front because they smell good enough to eat. They are very moisturising and have almost a sorbet texture.

I got this cute little owl manicure set just to pop in my bag along with a pack of nail files. Both are perfect for little stocking fillers or just to pop into your makeup bag as spares. I also got this little beauty blender (far right). It comes in this expensive looking packaging and works okay. It isn't super absorbent but for a teenager, would probably work for a starter kit.

I picked up a vaseline tub, just cause. I also got this Johnson's face wash.I don't use a lot of Johnson's products but I have been using this in the shower and although it smells like the baby products, it does a lovely cleansing job and is quite moisturising!

Other picks that I haven't reviewed yet include: 3pk argan hair oils, Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo, Keratin smooth conditioner & Garnier Oil Control Complex.

I also picked up quite a few bits and pieces from their Make Up Gallery range of which I will review in a separate post!

Have you got any beauty bargains lately?

Rachael xox