Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Disney Series: Mulan (Version 1.0?)

I was very unsure of whether I was going to put this look up, I usually don't like to post looks if I am not sure about them. A lot of thought goes into every single post and I don't like to make any half assed efforts but some days I liked this look... others I wasn't so sure! I feel like perhaps the pinks didn't photograph properly or something but since my face has still not recovered (damn you skin) I thought I would post it and make another version if I hated it that much :)

I took inspiration from this look from the beautiful cherry blossom scene in Mulan (and one of my favourites. 

 It is a really beautiful scene that I feel a lot of people can relate to. I chose to try and represent the scene with different shades of pink and then doing a fairly different eyeliner style to represent how unusual Mulan is. I mean come on... she broke the mould and saved China! Mulan is definitely my favourite princess (although she was never a princess in the film and that always confused me!)


I hope you enjoy the look 
Products Used:
  • Garnier Miracle BB Cream
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
  • Viva La Diva Lipstick in Cherry Red
  • MAC Blush in Dainty
  • Victorian Disco Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Rini all over inner part of lid.
  • VDC in Diana all over outer part of lid, with Sugarpill's Magentric to add sheen. 
  • Little Mouse Ears Loose eyeshadow in Black Sabbath for cut crease and under lash line. 
  • MAC Black Pencil Eyeliner. 
  • Random false lashes from a magazine - sorry. 







Btw.. my fringe is not that wonky in real life honest! I just got out the shower and it was all over the place! haha. 



I hope you enjoyed! 

Got some very exciting posts coming up tomorrow! I will have up a super special review on a super special company that does dupes for Lime Crime Lipstick shades. And I have a lot of em! Also have another VDC haul, I just can't help myself! I hope next week my skin will be better and I can get back to posting looks for this series :)I am currently trying to figure out Repunzel! 

Friday, 10 February 2012

Lush Review: Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

I really wanted to review this product for one simple reason (well there are many reasons but the important reason). I have really bad dry skin, sometimes my skin cracks because it is so dry especially in the winter when we have to have the heating on. I have found I can't use many bath products because it will irritate my allergies or do no good to my dry skin. Being a recent converter to Lush, I have found I can FINALLY indulge in some products that smell nice, feel luxurious and DO NOT irritate my fickle skin! Hallelujah! 

On a more serious note, I found this product just had to be shared to anyone who shares the same struggle as me with their skin! The product I am talking about is Ceridwen's Cauldron. 


This is a bath melt, meaning you run the bath, pop it in and it melts away slowly. No bubbles or fizz or anything super exciting like that. Its very luxurious and made me feel like I was in a spa. 
First of all, the smell. It was lovely, just up my alley. A mix of vanilla, cocoa butter, oatmeal and a hint of floral. It reminded me of a spa. Very pleasant. It took about 20-30 mins to melt away in its little baggie. I loved the idea of this. The bath melt is mixed with oatmeal and wild flowers in this little bag, when the bath melt melts away you are left with a bag full of lovely things to wash with. To my surprise it was very gentle to wash with, I was expecting some sort of exfoliation. It left my skin smelling divine and was a cool little extra that I loved! 

Secondly, on the morning I used this, my skin was irritated as hell. I was itchy, my arms were incredibly red and I was in need of some good TLC. After using this, its like magic! My arms are unitchy, unirriated, slightly less red, soft and smelling divine! I was so incredibly happy, I was left feeling completely nourished, my skin didn't experience any dryness and to the touch felt like it was moisturised. My boyfriend even commented my arms looked a lot better post-bath and for him to notice anything is saying something!
The bathwater doesn't do anything fancy like with some Lush products. The Bath Melt leaves bathwater sort of white, and you can see as it is melting away a small white trail. I have heard of some people opening the bag and letting their bath swim with wild flowers and oats, that sounds kinda cool! But I just love the bag to wash with, I think that's an amazing idea. 

After


A lil peek into what is inside. 

I would highly recommend to people with dry skin, or those who have never tried Lush before, I think this is a great first product to try and even if you do not have dry skin, it will leave you feeling silky smooth, relaxed and is a great lil treat for your skin on a spa night! It costs £3.99 so probably not realistic to use it in every bath... but pick up a couple for those days/nights your skin is in need of a boost and you won't regret it!  

A lil peek into the ingredients for those who are ingredient concious! 
  • Cocoa Butter - Natural emulsifer and skin softener. Largely effective in relieving dry, itchy skin!
  • Oats - Doctors actually recommend oatmeal baths for the treatment of sore/itchy skin. Has soothing properties.
  • Walnut Oil - Vitamin rich and moisturising, said to help with dry skin conditions. I actually have a nut allergy, so am always a bit iffy using skin products that contain any variation of nut. Pleased to say I experienced no adverse reactions!
  • Tangerine Oil and Lavender Oil - Used mainly for its fragrance but is used by aromatherapists for its stress relieving smell, skin aiding properties and to help those with insomnia!
  • Sandlewood Oil - Has skin smoothing properties and is used mainly for cooling, soothing and moisturising dry skin conditions and dry skin that has a lack of moisture. It is said to reduce inflammation (I can vouch that it does!) 
  • Frankenscence - Rehydrates skin and especially good on skin that suffers from eczema, like me! 
  • Rose, Elderflowers, Cowslips and Daisys - Inside the bath melt for added fun and a nice fragrance 


What do you think of these Lush reviews? Yay or Nay? I was thinking of perhaps doing one once a week on a perminant line product? I would love to know :)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Belated Lush Haul: Xmas goodies & Valentines Day

I am really behind on the times... I have only really just discovered LUSH! I mean...I have always bought the odd thing, but my Nan actually got me a huge lush gift set for x-mas and now i've just gone mad over it!! see ya later project 10 pan... Unfortunately my nearest Lush is 45 minutes away and dammit they need to make one in my hometown because they would have enough business from me alone! 

So for X-mas I got a little x-mas present set. I don't know the actual name of it because I stupidly threw away the tag that said the products and name of the gift set. Here's what I got inside!

Cute Box! I will be keeping

Snow Fairy Shower Gel and Lip Tint
Smells amazing, just like candyfloss or something like that!
I am going to be so sad when I run out of this, I am desperately going through ebay trying to find it since it was Limited Edition


So White Bath Bomb
I was a little disappointed with this. It has a slight apple smell, but not very strong. It doesn't do anything fun to the water like normal bath bombs do. But it was still nice. 

Candy Cane Soap
Smells very similar to the snow fairy range. I have never washed my hands so much because it smells divine! Its a very sweet smell and funnily enough, I can't usually use soaps because they are too drying. I am pleased to report even with my sensitive dry skin, there was no adverse reactions and it kept them moisturised so I didn't even have to use handcream afterwards like I normally do. 

Rock Star Soap
I think this is part of the Lush normal line which I am very happy about. It smells soooo good so I am very pleased with the fact I can purchase again if I want to. Apparently Rock Star is one of Lush's best sellers

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
This thing smells soooo good. I actually broke it off into 3 pieces to use. You just pop them under a running bath and it fills your bath with wonderful smelling bubbles. I think I'll get 3 uses out of this.

If you are still looking for Lush X-mas goodies, my Lush still has them so check out your local one and they may have too! I would deffo pick up Snow Fairy, it smells like candy, girly goodness and sugary sweetness... mmmmmmmm.

Now onto the more relevant stuff I guess! I also got some picks from the Valentines Day Collections. My My... how have I not discovered Lush before?


Beautiful box it came in. The box can be used as a keepsake afterwards and I also kept the ribbon because you never know!

Name of Box and Price. 
Opening the lid! A wonderful smell fills my room that lasted for days. Its sort of a Lush-y sort of smell. Its beautiful. The peanut things are also really fun and smell amazing! I have chucked them in all sorts of places, drawers and bags, to keep them smelling gorgeous.

Inside contents.

Sweet Lips Lip Scrub - I have always been a fan of the Lush Lip scrubs, they always sort my dry lips right out! This one tasted like chocolate and vanilla, tasted amazing and smelt divine. You just apply it straight to your lips like you would a lipbalm and then lick of the excess. Its definitely helpful if you wear lipsticks, as it gets rid of any loose skin that lipsticks show up. 

I am yet to use this little guy, but he smells fantastic and looks so cute. I think that's why I am finding it hard to use him up! I will probably get a couple more if I like him, before he goes forever! I have heard a rumour when he runs out you are left with a cute lil message from inside!



Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar - This one also smells really good but is awful crumbly. I am also yet to use it, damn it being so cute! I cannot find how it is related to valentines day though...

This stuff is really good! Its like a conditioner for your body, use it like you would a hair conditioner. I put some on my legs and arms in the shower and rinsed off and it left me super soft and had a wonderful smell. The smell was actually very nostalgic for me, I used to go to Cornwall every year with my family, in particular a place called Mullion. They used to have a little chocolate factory and spa place, that I used to buy a moisturiser from which I loved. I stopped going to Cornwall years ago and haven't been able to get the moisturiser since. This stuff smells exactly like it!!

How freaking cute is this soap? I haven't used it yet, since I'm trying to get through another soap. Its so cute though, I adore all these Valentines Day designs. 

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb - This is a Lush cult favourite, I've had many of these. They are so luxurious and have a very girly floral scent. They leave little rose petals in the bath if I remember rightly. These aren't limited edition.

Not part of the Valentines Collection but a special for Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon Karma Soap! Oh my this stuff smells so gooooooood! I kinda don't get the dragon design but its a nice attempt and I can't imagine a dragon shape soap is easy to make. Karma is a perminant soap from Lush, its literally just the shape thats special. The scent is kinda spicy and stays on my hands for maybe 4-8 hours! Its just amazing! The glitter disappears on impact with water. 

I also purchased this little guy. Its goodies are wrapped up in this cute lil scarf!

Contents.

I am awfully confused and a bit reluctant to try these. They are supposed to be an alternative to toothpaste but somehow inside I can't help but think if these have the same tooth repairing/protecting properties as regular toothpaste.

Lush Soap - I don't think I'll be running out of soap anytime soon! This soap has a "sexy" if that's possible??

Another sex bomb! :) 
Soft Coeur Massage Bar - Smells amazing, like Vanilla, Cocoa Butter, Chocolatey sort of smell. It melts in the hand and i've heard to be very moisturising and good even for using on yourself if you are without a massage buddy, for just moisturising!
Super Cute box and the last of my Valentines Day goodies. 

Contents. 

This box is adorable! I cannot throw this away!!

Contents Include another Sweetheart soap and massage bar. It also came with Its Raining Men Shower Gel which has the famous scent of Honey I washed the Kids, which is supposedly a Lush bestseller. The Silky Underwear Dusting Powder is really handy. Use it to freshen up your underwear drawers to keep everything smelling divine, in your shoes, in your hair , as talc powder, its very multi purpose. It smells wonderful and floral!

So thats all my goodies, I am very happy and think I won't need to take a trip to Lush anytime soon luckily! Will you be purchasing anything from the Valentines Collection or have you got anything already? I'd love to know your thoughts! 



Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Disney Series - Pocahontas

Does anyone else get tingles when they hear the song " CAN YOU SING WITH ALL THE VOICES OF THE MOUNTAIN... CAN YOU PAINT WITH ALL THE COLOURS OF THE WIND" *belting it out right now*. Argh Pocahontas is such a good film! I love her character, she's strong and beautiful!

Just to set the record... this look is not original. I was browsing Beautylish and found it a while back. The when it came to trying to find it again I couldn't find it! So if you happen to come across a look similar then that is why :) I have put my own twist on things, so it isn't a complete recreate, but I was so in love with the original look I had to do it! I just wish I could find the original to link :( Its really simple with a pop of blue similar to that of Pocahontas' necklace that she wears. The main focus is on the bottom lash line with a very neutral lid. 






Anyways onto the look!

Products Used:
  • Garnier Miracle BB Cream
  • MAC Goldstone Mineralize Skinfinish
  • MAC Oh Oh Oh Lipstick 
  • Urban Decay Supercurl Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion
  • Urban Decay Mariposa Palette in Colours: Skimp all over lid, and a mixture of Wreckage and Limelight in the crease. 
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Zephyr to highlight.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Eyeliner in Flipside under lash line.






Hope you like :)
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