Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lip Scrub by Lush

Hi everyone!
For the last few days I have been suffering with sore, chipped lips and I was desperate to find products to help them. I came across this product in the back of my cupboard. It is amazing!

This is the Popcorn Lip Scrub by Lush. I got this as a gift for Christmas as it was part of their Limited Addition Christmas Range. However you can still buy it on their website now so maybe they continued the line?
I think it acts more like a lip exfoliator as, if you have chapped lips it will exfoliate the layer of dead skin and leave your lips looking fresher and plumper! It is also really easy (and delicious) to apply. All you do is get a little bit on your finger and buff your lips until you feel that they are softer and then you lick the excess off which is the delicious part! Because it's Popcorn flavour I was a bit worried about what it would taste like but in the end it tasted like Popcorn from the cinema so if you like Popcorn, you'll like the flavour but if not they also do Mint and Bubblegum.
You do only get 25g in a pot which isn't very much but you don't have to use hand fulls of it every time, so it should last quite awhile.
I can say that after about 3 days of using this my lips definitely look better and they also have a nicer colour to them. I would definitely recommend anyone use this even if it is only going to be used occasionally as it makes all the difference. 

Have you ever used a Lip Scrub? What products do you like to refresh your lips with?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vans // a little review

Hi everyone!
Sorry that I haven't posted in what feels like years! My laptop had a breakdown and decided to fling out half the keys. The problem was fixed and now I'm back! *claps to self* 
While my laptop was dying I had a mini internet haul. I ordered 3 items but thought I'd give them separate posts to spread things out. The first thing I ordered was a new pair of Vans. The only other pair I have are burgundy and I literally live in them so they now look a bit worn out. I decided another pair is just what I need! I didn't want the same colour and I am so fussy with shoes that it took me ages to find a pair that I actually liked. But finally I settled on these;

These are the Vans Old Skool Shoes in the colour Navy, they were £55. The website says they are made of Suede and Canvas and the description says: "The Old Skool has never been lacking in the attitude department. It brought the dawn of the classic Vans side stripe which has developed into a status symbol of  tradition and skate stature. Aside from all that personality, they have lasted as long as they have for their ability to preform on a skate board, and to last, and last."
When you feel them you could feel that they would last as they are incredibly sturdy. The burgundy Vans which I currently have are a lot softer than these. They have quite hard backs and sides which gives support. When I wore them for the first time, it was on a dog walk and we were walking for about 2 - 3 hours. Biggest mistake. My feet hate hard back shoes and they immediately protested in big red blisters after only 10 minutes of walking. I spent the rest of the week walking about in 3 pairs of thick rugby socks to try and stretch them a bit! However, now, they are the most comfortably shoe to wear out and about! They also go with a lot of outfits and I am very pleased that I purchased them! 

Have you ever owned any Vans? What did you think?

Friday, August 2, 2013

Liebster Award

Hi everyone!
I was recently awarded the Liebster Award by the lovely Courtney from Cheap But Chic Beauty.
The award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers and it is a way to discover new blogs and motivate the new blogger to carry on blogging!

Once you have been awarded the award there are 4 rules you must follow;
  1. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger awarding you the award.
  2. Choose 11 more blogs for the award, you cannot give the award to the person awarding you. The people you award must have under 200 followers and you must give the person awarding you the award a shout out in your post.
  3. Ask a set of 11 new questions.
  4. Contact the 11 bloggers to let them know they have been nominated. 
Here are the questions I was asked:

1. What is your favourite lip colour?
My favourite lip colour is red but at the moment I am really loving the Bourjois Colour Boost Crayon in Peach On The Beach.

2. If you had to choose a hairstyle for the rest of your life what would you choose? 
I would choose to have long brown ombré hair as that is what I am growing my hair for at the moment!

3. Who is your favourite blogger at the moment?
I am loving so many blogs at the moment but I have two favourites. One of the first bloggers I ever found Kayleigh from Courture Girl. I adore her blog and she is so stunning! I also recently found The Style Diet on YouTube. If you haven't heard of her, her name is Anna Saccone and she is gorgeous with an adorable daughter! Click anywhere on all of these words in this sentence to view her blog! Haha!

4. What is your go to make-up look? 
It would probably be something really simple. If I was going to wear a foundation at all it would be a tinted moisturizer and then I would wear mascara, liquid eyeliner on my top lid and pencil on my waterline/bottom lid. Maybe a nude lip or nothing at all.

5. Where would be your ideal location to live? 
I always think about this but there are so many places in the world I haven't been that I barely have any choice! But I would probably say Portugal. It isn't very fashion/beauty orientated but I just love the country. It is stunning.

6. What would you rather? A makeover or a fashion takeover?
Probably a makeover, I'd love to have a completely new look!

7. Why did you start your blog?
I have already had 3 other blogs, all sort of the same idea. But I was never sure what to write or how to do everything. I've always wanted to be a blogger and now seemed like the right time to make one. I have a lot of ideas about my blog and for now this is definitely what I want to do with my life.

8. What beauty product could you not live without?
Mascara. Without it I feel almost like a different person. It's so weird but that's honestly what it feels like! Also you could make it eyeliner by sort of rubbing it onto your top lid. It's like multi-tasking!

9. What is your favourite film of all time?
I love so many movies and I could literally watch my favourite one over and over again until I'm sick of it. So right now, my obsession is the Jason Bourne movies!

10. What is your favourite fragrance?
My favourite fragrance at the moment is the Ralph Lauren Big Pony Collection Number 2. If you have seen them it is the pink bottle. This scent is delicious! It reminds me of sweets but mixed with a floral scent.

11. What is your favourite season?
Probably Spring because it is always so pretty and you get to wear summer clothes and winter clothes so I can use up my whole wardrobe!

Those where all the questions so here's who I nominate:
(I don't know if any of you have already won the award)

Debrabros - Unbelievably Ordinary
Your Daily Break
Chatty Life
Evi The Fashionista
Wild Flower of Prague
My Fair Style
Frosted Planet Beauty
Eager Emily
Keep It Chic
Embrace The Best at Everything
Show and Tell With Michelle

And here are my questions for you:

1. What is one make-up product you will never wear?
2. What is your favourite hair product?
3. Your favourite holiday destination / a holiday you are looking forward to?
4. Which blogs inspire you?
5. Why did you name your blog what you did?
6. What is your favourite TV show and movie?
7. A food you could not live without?
8. What are your favourite pair of shoes?
9. What is something your readers don't know about you?
10. Do you have a secret talent? If so what is it?
11. Do you prefer make-up or fashion?

So that's it. To all the bloggers I nominated, let me know if you decided to do the post, I would love to read your answers! Don't forget to follow the rules and keep on blogging!