Lush Wishlist

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Here is a list of the products from Lush I’ve got my eye on at the moment (there are many more but aint nobody got time to read a blog post that long).

1) Ginger Body Lotion– According to their website, this stuff is “easily absorbed without feeling greasy, and makes the skin feel wonderfully supple, hydrated and cared-for”- sounds good to me! This looks like the perfect moisturizer to slather on after a shower. What’s more is that the “gorgeously sexy grown-up” perfume lingers on the skin (ooh la-la!).

2) Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask– for waking up my tired, neglected skin. The reviews on this are great, and the idea of putting a pre-refrigerated (aka soothingly cold) mask on my skin at the end of a long day sounds amazing. Taken from the Lush website: “It’s hard to stick to all the rules. Eight hours sleep a night, two litres of water a day, plenty of exercise, five fruit and veg etc. This mask is for when you have overdone things and let the rules slide.” Um, YES PLEASE.

3) Santa Baby Lip Tint– I love red lips all year round, but there is something about wearing them in the Autumn/Winter that is extra special. Hopefully this is as pigmented as it looks. It makes me very uncomfortable that this is part of their Christmas stock therefore will be banished within a month or two… I may have to pick up more than one.

4) Tea Tree Water– this handy-dandy substance can be used for removing traces of face products, a quick facial refresher to cool the skin, a toner or a makeup remover. Tea tree is supposedly “a wonder oil for anyone with oily or spot prone skin” with antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. I think it’s clear that this is needed in my life.

5) Big Shampoo– after trying out Rub Rub Rub (a salt-based shower scrub- post here) on my hair, I have decided that salt is the way to go. Big shampoo is supposed to be the ultimate product for adding volume, which is always nice- especially when the length of your hair weighs it downs into a lifeless pile of bleugh. What’s nicer is that this particular shampoo doesn’t contain any added synthetic preservatives. I’ve made a pact to cut down on putting chemical-type gunk in my hair.

6) Aqua Marina Facial Cleanser– this cleanser has emollient ingredients to soften the skin and clay powders to deep clean and absorb grease. This can be used on your body too and contains Irish moss gel, aloe vera gel, fine sea salt, sweet orange oil, calamine powder and even a sheet of nori seaweed. Creating a “huge skin sushi”. Does that not just sound like the best thing ever?

7) Marilyn Hair Treatment– If you didn’t know,I have ombre hair (a gradient from brown to blonde at le ends), and we all know that dyed blonde hair as a tendency to lose its blonde-ness. Marilyn is supposed to cancel out ‘brassy tones’ in the hair, as well as act as a pre-wash lightening treatment. The blonder my ends, the better.

8) Sea Spray Hair Mist– I have heard Zoella mention this before, and if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for me. I think salt sprays add a dose of needed texture and wave to long hair that can tend to look weighed-down and limp as mentioned before. In the past however, I’ve had issues with it making my hair feel sticky and non-brushable. I’m counting on you Lush 😉

9) Lust Gorilla Solid Perfume–  I think solid perfumes are genius for throwing in your bag or using discreetly in public. The scent for this is described as “strong, pure jasmine and warms on the skin to a seductive floral scent” and apparently lasts for hours. It’s always a disappointment when this isn’t the case with perfume or body sprays.

So that sums up my current Wishlist from the mother of all things bath and body: Lush. If (lets be honest, when) I purchase any of the products mentioned above, I’ll be sure to write about them for you all. What have you been loving recently?

Jennifer x

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Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub from Lush

Hola amigos. Today I bring you a review from a product I’ve been loving: Rub Rub Rub from Lush.

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I’ve been wanting this baby for a while, but when I felt the blue substance in the shop I knew it had to be mine. It has a springy texture that is very satisfying beneath the fingers, trust me. The scent is just what you need in the shower: fresh and not overwhelming. On the pot it says that you can either apply in the shower onto wet skin, or for a more abrasive effect, on dry skin then rinse off. I personally prefer the in-shower option. A good thing about this stuff is you don’t need a huge dollop of it to cover the surface area of your body. Just a small scoop’s worth will do. I like to massage it into my arms and legs before simply rinsing under warm water. All in all, a great no-fuss shower gel replacement. It exfoliates well, resulting in baby-bottom-smoothness (who doesn’t want that?).

But there’s more. Apparently, this can also be used as shampoo- the salt is supposed to work wonders in adding volume to the hair. I have yet to try this; the idea seems a little scary- putting a salt-based product in your hair could be a little drying, no? But never fear, I’ll give it a go and keep you posted.

This 330g pot will set you back £8.35. Not insane by any means, but more than the average body wash from Boots. However, you are paying for a handmade fresh product containing 100% natural ingredients. I haven’t bought much from Lush, but I feel a Lush Wishlist post brewing… thoughts?

Toodlepip!

Jennifer x

Current Favourites!

Hello little bugs, here is essentially my September favourites (WOAH WHERE DID THAT MONTH GO?!) but a little late. I hope you like the quality of the pictures; I’ve been enjoying using my Canon Rebel T3i to take ’em. Without further ado, here they are:

1) Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

ImageSo I am no longer a Lush virgin. I’ve always wanted this little guy, and it lived up to expectations. First of all, the smell- amazing. The fact that you can eat the damn stuff made me want it even more. This lip scrub gets rid of any dry skin around your lips- it’s exfoliation powers are quite something. After applying the sugary substance, you can lick off the excess (its basically bubblegum flavoured sugar). It was rather steep at £5.50, but it’ll last you a while- there’s a lot in the pot 😉

2) Maybelline Babylips

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(from left to right: Cherry Me | Pink Punch | Peach Kiss)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know about these little tubes of joy- a selection of tinted lip balms with the yummiest of smells. The pigmentation is really impressive, especially the pink one, and they are moisturizing for sure. I recommend the red or peach one for school- subtle but scandalous ;D

3) My ‘mock martens’ …

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So these are my fake Doc Martens from Primark (£15). I love the colour- perfect for Autumn, no? They are a staple piece that can be worn with pretty much everything: with a dress for a ‘grungey’ look, or leggings to be more casual. I like to wear thick knitted socks with these (folded over at the top), for comfort and style I guess. I wasn’t prepared to fork out a load of money for boots, so when I saw these I did a little dance.

4) No. 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Hot Chilli

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This is the the perfect orangey-red shade of lipstick, and only around the £4 mark in Boots! It has a matte finish, which I quite like, as long as you have moisturize your lips pre-applying. As the name conveys, it lasts. There is even a touch of glitter/shimmer in it ;D I recommend any lipsticks in the 17 range, they are affordable and pigmented.

5) Billabong Beanie

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I found this little guy in TK Maxx for £8 (reduced from £25!). I don’t own any beanie-style hats, but I just love this. It’s so warm, soft comfy, and doubles up as a fashion statement! In my opinion, a hat like this is a staple for the transitioning season of Autumn, and moving into Winter of course. When your hair is looking a tad on the greasy-and-not-washed-in-days  flat side, this kinda thing is perfect. I also think they look great if you have a fringe 🙂

6) Real Techniques Stippling Brush

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I’ve been using this brush to blend in my foundation (the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse) and it works really well. I find that the ‘stippling’ motion along with the formation of the bristles on the brush work together to create a ‘flawless’ finish- blending into every nook and cranny. I advise buying this from Amazon, as it’s a few pounds cheaper than Boots. Around £9 I believe.

7) Panda Slippers *ahem*

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ImageSo these are a bit random, but I wear them all the time- whenever I get in that front door, these are on. These slipper type inventions are from the glorious Primark (around £2-£3), and the fluffiness on the inside means your feet will never be chilly again in these cold months. They also look really cute… who could resist those little panda eyes?

There we are then; my favourites as of recently that have now been shared with you. If you try/already love any of the things mentioned above, I’d love to hear about it! Please leave me a comment below 🙂

Hope you’re having a great day,

Jennifer x