Monday, 20 February 2012

Sorry for the lack of posts

I've been ill for the past couple weeks.... Would love to say its flu but it's much more like man flu.... But I'm starting to feel better and will be writing some things tonight to put up.

Jodie x

Monday, 6 February 2012

My Lush Haul...

so I went shopping on the weekend for a few things and I stopped in Lush to grab a couple of things but ended up with quite a few....

I love Lush, they always have such good smelling bath products and the store staff are always so helpful and willing to answer any questions you may have.

I went to the lush shop in Swindon town center on Friday afternoon and was greeted by two lovely members of staff, both the girls were really nice and friendly. I asked them about their new products as it had been a little while since I had been shopping in Lush. I was shown all the new stuff that was in the shop and was even shown a demo of one of the bath bombs I was interested in.

After being shown around the shop, I spent some time looking at products and working out what I wanted to buy out of the wide range that they had. I ended up choosing 6 products in all and they even gave me a free foot mask to try as well.

The products I ended up getting where 2 bath bombs called Phoenix Rising and Rose Queen. I got 3 bubble bars called The Comforter, Magic Mushroom and Yuzu & Coco. I also got one of their bath melts called Melting Marshmallow Moment. The foot mask I got to try was called Volcano.

So, the bath bombs are one of my favorite things that Lush sell. I always love to try all of they new ones they come out with. Both the bath bombs I got I haven't tried before, so I am really looking forward to jumping in the bath with them and seeing what they are like.

Phoenix Rising is a purple shimmery bath bomb with a spicy and fruity sent and i was told it will sink first to the bottom of your bath then after a minute or two it will rise and start really fizzing. More info can be found Here.

Rose Queen is a small pink bath bomb that is filled with flower petals and has a wonderful rose sent to it. More info can be found Here.

The bubble bars are always great fun, you crumble them under running water and end up with tons and tons of great smelling bubbles. Some of the best smelling lush products are their bubble bars.

The Comforter is a massive bubble bar that looks amazing, I find I can get two or three baths from one all with loads of bubbles. It turns your bath a beautiful pink/purple colour and smells like fresh berrys. you can find more info Here.

Magic Mushroom is part of the valentines stuff lush have at the moment. It is the cutest toadstool shaped bubble bar and smells like strawberries and cream. more info Here.

Yusu & Coco is one of lush's new bubbleroons, these are cute little bubble bars that look like macaroons, you split them apart and get two baths from them. This one tropical chocolate orange smell to it. More info Here.

I also got one of the bath melts, I love how these slowly melt in your bath and leave your skin feeling so soft. I got one called Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment. This one is so sweet and reminds me of Snow Fairy the wonderful christmas shower gel. More info Here.

The last product I got was a foot mask, which is something I have never tried before. I was given Volcano to try and i have to say I am really looking forward to this.Its a minty mask that has loads of scrubby bits to get your feet really soft. More info can be found Here.

So, I have loads to try an I am looking forward to posting all about how I get on with these.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

My favorite make-up removers

I have tried many different make-up removers and have found it very hard to find one that did the job well enough.

I use a lot of different eye make-up products and sometimes fine that a lot of make up removers don't always get all my eye liner or eye shadows off. There is nothing worse than waking up with the panda eye look.
I have found for me a combination of two has been working the best.

I use the simple radiance brightening eye make-up remover pads first to take off most of my eye make up. These pad's are great, they are textured so they pick up a lot of your eye make-up, but the are also very gentle on your skin so they won't make your skin feel raw or irritated.

After I've taken off most of my eye make-up off, I will then use a wipe all over my face to take off anything that is left.

My favorite is from a brand called Good Things. I love this brand as they don't contain any nasty things and have superfruit extracts that make your skin feel great. I will do a review on the brand as a whole as I have a lot of stuff from them.

These wipes are great as they not only take off all my make-up they also have aloe vera and vitamin E in them so they are great for your skin. One thing I really love is that these wipes are really wet and stay that way right down to the last one. It's great not to have to throw any away because they have dried out. These wipes are also biodegradable so they don't harm the environment, which is always a good thing.

My first experience with a BB Cream.

So, after hearing all about the wonders of the new BB Creams that where hitting the market I thought it was time i tried one. I chose to try the 17 BB Blemish Balm from Boots. This is advertised as an 'All In One Magic Make-up'.

I loved the idea of one product that would not only offer full coverage but also help even out my skin tone and protect my skin from the sun with an SPF of 15. It seemed to me like a lot for this product to live up too. If i could have something in my make-up bag that would do everything i wanted for a base in one product, it would make me one happy girl.

I choose to get this in the medium shade as i felt that the light shade was just a bit too much of a pink shade for my skin, which has some olive tones to it. It only comes in the medium and light shades so if you have dark skin this product may not work for you, but best thing would be to pop in and test the colours out for yourself.

I have used this product a couple of times now and for me I'm not really loving it. The first time i used it I felt as if it left my skin with a dry feel to the touch and it felt a bit dried out after i used it. It did look ok on my skin and with all my other make-up done it did look good. It did seem to even out my skin tone a little bit, it helped to tone down the slight redness i get on my cheeks. This also seemed to have an almost tacky feel when you've just blended it in, which i didn't like.

All in all, it is a good product if your looking for a base that will offer you lots in one tube and to protect your skin. It's a shame that i found it a little bit dry.

You can buy this product Here.

Jodie =^_^=