Thursday, 7 September 2017

Why I Love Lush Lip Scrubs

why i love lip scrubs
Hi Lovelies, I hope you are all well! Now you might be wondering why on earth does Melissa love lip scrubs so much? Well to be honest there are a few reasons why I love using them and I will explain them all in this post. I first started using lip scrubs when Jeffree Star recommend using them before applying a lip scrub before applying a liquid/matte lipstick as it helps keep a liquid lipstick on that extra bit longer.

Now my favourite lip scrubs have to be Lush lip scrubs because they have so many nice flavours to choose from and they are all cruelty free and vegan. Not only do they taste nice, they also last for ages too as Ive had the bubblegum lip scrub now for over a year and its still going strong.
why I love lush lip scrubs
Buffs & Exfoliates
The sugar in the lip scrubs helps remove any dead or cracked skin cells, in turn giving the lips a much a much smoother base for any products. The Jojoba oil helps put the moisture back into the lips giving the lips a smooth finish. 

One you used this you can simply lick it off because its just sugar with very little other ingredients too it or you can wipe it off, whichever you like. Putting lipstick on the lips after this is so much easier and helps the lipstick last much longer too. 

Benefits of lip scrubs 
  • Helps keep lips smooth; in winter I don't get dry or cracked lips anymore thanks to using this and more lip care products! This keeps my lips moist
  • Helps lipstick last longer;  since the lips have a smoother base and the lips are nourished I have found lipstick last so much longer. 


My favourites 
This tastes lovely and is amazing at keeping my lips nourished. I have had this for well over a year and its been used a fair amount of times too. This scrub has only 6 ingredients and is vegan friendly too.

More info at Lush 
https://uk.lush.com/products/bubblegum


Since I have been using my bubble gum lip scrub so much I decided to try another flavour and mint julips stood out for me. This tastes like mint chocolate and is very refreshing  as well. This one lasts just as long and is vegan friendly too. 

More info at Lush 
https://uk.lush.com/products/mint-julips

Lush info on against animal  testing and all products being vegetarian 
more info here 🐇

Do you use lip scrubs? If so what is your favourite? 

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Lush Kerbside Violet Solid Perfume | Review

Hi Lovelies, I hope you are all well? 
I haven't been to Lush in such a long time that I almost forgot to review this Kerbside Violet solid perfume I bought my last lush haul. Thinking back to when I got this I think it was roughly about May time and for me that is rather strange for me because I usually go once every 2 weeks at least but I don't know why I just haven't felt the urge to go back in there its defiantly not because I don't like the products but I think it was because I pretty much tried everything at that time. Since I went to Lush things have changed quite a bit and now they have released some pretty amazing products that I want to check out including jelly bath bombs which is a totally new product concept from Lush, one of which is inspired by Harry Potter!!

Lush have a variety of different perfumes including sprays in a selection of different sizes and also solid perfumes alike, I have never tried a solid perfume like EVER! So I thought this time would be the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl to see if I prefer it more to sprays or not.  Kerbside violet comes in solid form and also in sprays, they are vegan and cruelty free.

lush kerbside violet
 Packaging 
I just love how sweet and small this is! Its basically a tin with a screw top lid that has 12g of solid purple perfume inside. The packaging is like the charity pot travel size tin. 

Texture 
As you can guess by the name that this is a solid perfume... well that is until you put it on your fingertips! Once its on your finger tips it melts at your body temperature and makes if easier for you to apply the perfume to where you want it.

Application
With a spray perfume its pretty simple in which you simply press to get perfume but with this you use your fingers tips just like you would with a lip balm.

Lush Kerbside Violet review
Scent 
I have always wanted to get this perfume because I just love the smell of violets and it is not always the easiest to find, but knowing me I haven't looked far enough for a violet smelling perfume haha. The scent is just gorgeous and has to be up their with my all time favourite perfumes as it smells very floral with violets, ylang ylang, rosewood oil and jasmine absolute. 

Does it last?
I would love to tell you all that this not only smells amazing but lasts but unfortunately I can't say that because for me personally it didn't last very long at all and couldn't smell it after a few hours.


My Thoughts 
As much as I loved the scent of this, I am a little disappointed that it didn't last very long as I expected. With all that being said it hasn't put me off this perfume at all and I would 100% keep using this and once its completely gone I would defiantly think about getting the spray version of this. 

The thing I did love about this though is that it is a handy size and is fantastic to travel with so instead of carrying a big glass bottle of perfume this is the perfect alternative as it can fit into a wash bag or a handbag with ease and not taking much room at all. 


Price and Where to Buy
This costs £10 for 12g of product which is pretty good value considering that the spray version of this costs £20 for 10g of product. This is available online and also in lush stores. 

What is your favourite perfume? 

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Summer Skincare Saviours

Hi Lovelies, I hope you are all well?
For me summer is one of my favourite times of the year because I love the fashion, the longer days ice cream and all of the summer things well all love and enjoy ( as long as its not too hot because you know its either too hot or too cold ahah). Even though I love soaking in the sunshine my skincare is also very important to me and more now that ever because the sun is brighter and warmer in the summer. We all need to use a suncream to prevent sunburn and burns or worse, its very important to get a suncream in the right SPF to guard and protect our skin.

Apart from the obvious suncream I like to add more love and attention to my skin because I notice if I don't pay enough attention to my skin it can get really dry especially my face, hands and my feet so keeping them moisturised is a big priority for me. As you may notice they are 5 products below but I will be writing more than just these 5. 

summer skincare saviours
The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleanser
Honestly I can't praise this product enough, it has a very refreshing scent and makes me more alert and awake in the mornings. This is a foam and is applied to the skin just as you would a moisturiser and washed off with just plain warm water. I use this most mornings as does my partner as it helps reduce my blemishes and also helps keep pores clear too. I think this is a bargain as I have just under half and I have used this for nearly 6 months now and it cost a very respectable £6. 

oOlution Eye Love
This is one of the reasons I absolutely love getting mostly subscription boxes because otherwise I would never of been able to find this fabulous product. This eye cream is amazing at keeping my under eyes moisturised, reducing dark circles and puffiness. I personally have dark circles and this has helped reduce that and also its been a good base for applying concealer. I got this in my march glossy box and once it has gone I will be repurchasing.

Dr Botanicals Facial Oil
If you asked me about facial oils and serums a few years ago I would of shrugged my shoulders and not had a clue about them but now I have so many of them and they are part of my everyday routine as well as my summer routine. This facial oil feels super luxurious and soft on my skin and only takes 4 drops for my face and neck. It feels very oily for about 5 minutes but once it sinks into the skin after that time my skin feels so much more softer. I also like to use this as a base before applying makeup.
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summer skincare saviours

Lush Snow Fairy Body Conditioner 
Any conditioner from lush would do but this is my all time favourite for summer! I know this is a Christmas product but I feel like this more of summer scented product with the 4 key ingredients/scents of cherry fusion, mango butter, cocoa butter and avocado which for me are very summery but you know everyone has a different opinion on that. I usually put this on after having a shower as it keeps my skin feeling soft with a little bit of a sparkle, it kinda makes me feel like a unicorn haha.

Nip and Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser 
I hit the jackpot when I won this and some other products from a competition I won last year! This is very lightweight and has a lovely fresh scent. It contains superfoods of kale,  watercress and almond oil and benefits the skin by soothing and moisturising with aloe vera and shea butter. Not only is it a lovely treat for the skin its also none greasy too, I usually have combination skin and that helps to keep my skin moisturised and a more even base. This costs a fair price of £19.95 which I think is a good price as mine has only just ran out and I've used mine for well over 7 months, so lasting product.

What are your favourite skincare products at the moment?

Next in summer series 
Keeping lips moisturised
SPF Product Guide
Summer Fragrances
Lipstick favourites: Summer Edition

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Lush Metamorphosis | Review

Hi Lovelies, I hope you are all well?
For me bath times are more of a hobby rather than to get clean because me and my partner just love lush baths and I have explained why in a recent post. I have tried many different bath products over the years and I think it is the novelty of it that makes me buy them and the reason I say that is because I love watching them create different effects, colours and smells in my bath. 

I recently got myself a mini haul of bath products I haven't tried before and they are 'Yellow Submarine' and the one this post is about it 'Metamorphosis' and they are both quirky and nice to look at bath bombs so lets see how they got on shall we?

lush metamorphosis bath bomb
This is a very unique looking bath bomb and it totally reminds me of the death star wars, anyone else thing it does? I had some very big expectations of Metamorphosis because it looks very different from the usual bath products from lush and it had a lovely scent too, so as you can guess I was super duper excited to give this a whirl. 

Key Ingredients 
Black Pepper Oil 
Cinnamon Leaf Oil 
Myrrh Resinoid  

lush metamorphosis bath bomb
I was very keen to fill my bath up with warm water because I was so excited to finally put this in my bath because I was hoping it would be super colourful inside giving a lovely display but sadly for me personally it was a bit of a let down, if you click on my youtube video below you will understand why because to be honest it doesn't look nice at all and not only that it makes such a big mess of the bath after you finished with it too and its not exactly the easiest to clean off either unfortunately.

I was excited to try it but wow it surprised me at how disappointing it was for me and my partner, it wasn't as fragrant as we were expecting and the display wasn't what we were expecting either so this has to be our most disappointing product we have tried so far. I don't like being negative at all but you know I like to be honest with you all because thats me I like to be honest and I would rather know if someone felt the same way about a product that wasn't up to scratch. 

Even though this looked amazing, I can't deny that, I can't see myself buying this again especially as it cost an eye watering £4.25. I am looking forward to trying more lush products in the future though.

Lush or Leave?
sadly it has to be leave

Rating
2 / 10 





for more info on the ingredients and Metamorphosis check the lush website below
*Here*

What have you bought in Lush lately?
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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Mini Lush Haul and Why I love baths with my Boyfriend

Hi Lovelies, I hope you are all doing well?  
I know it hasn't been long since my last Lush blog post but you know sometimes I can't help myself and visit the shop randomly too. I defiantly don't think me and my boyfriend are the only ones who get drawn into the shop by walking near it and all of a sudden you smell a sea of beautiful fragrances and we can't resit to go inside to see whats new inside the shop. We were very lucky because this time they were new products we haven't tried before but I have seen them on them online on the lush website but never in-store before. 

mini lush haul and why I love baths with my boyfriend
What we bought 
Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb ( £3.95) Vegan 
For anyone who likes The Beatles this will 100% remind you of the song and the movie yellow submarine ( it has been in my head for a few days now LOL) If you love quirky designed bath products that are different from the usual circular shape then this one is defiantly worth a try. It is mostly bright yellow with a little bit of pink detailing, the scent is very citrusy with Brazilian Orange Oil and Lemongrass Oil.

Metamorphosis Bath Bomb ( £4.25) Kitchen Exclusive // Vegan
This one totally reminds me of the Death Star in the star wars movies does it make you think the same? We totally loved this when we first seen it and it is the one we are going to be trying first. It is a granite shade with lots of sparkles and has a spicy scent with key ingredients of Black Pepper Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil and Myrrh.

mini lush haul
Why we LOVE sharing Baths
We don't share a bath very often, maybe once every week or every two weeks its one of those things that depends on how much time we have in the evenings or if he is working or not. With all my Lush products I have tried almost always shared them with my boyfriend because he enjoys them just as much as I do and that has benefits because it makes bath times twice as fun. 



  • Sharing time together
  • Time to talk 
  • Helps us sleep
  • Relaxing together 

What have you bought in Lush lately?

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub | Review

Hi Lovelies, I hope you are all well?
In the spring and summer I like to take a little extra care with my skincare because my skin gets quite dry and irritated if I don't take extra care of it, so I try my hardest to keep on top of it and with my lips I tend to wear a balm when needs be and also a lip scrub before lipstick or whenever my lips feel dry and I have loved lip scrubs before including Lush's bubblegum lip scrub which tastes amazing and leaves my lips feel so blooming smooth and moisturised. 

Lush has a variety of different lip scrubs;  Popcorn, Bubblegum, Honey and the one I got in my recent haul from lush is called Mint Julips. Lip scrubs have a variety of different benefits and they are good for exfoliating dry and chapped lips, giving lips an even texture. They cost £5.75 which I think is pretty amazing because I still have mine which I bought at Easter last year and its still going strong and works wonderfully.
lush mint julips lip scrub review
The packaging on the lip scrubs is all the same with the glass and hard plastic top and the only variation that is on holiday editions such as Christmas, Valentine's Day etc can have a different colour of label just like Kiss lip scrub which is a pink label rather than the lush label.

Ingredients 
Caster Sugar 
Caster sugar is a very fine sugar and dissolves very quickly on the lips, its perfect as a gentle scrub to remove dead cells and brilliant at moisturising lips.
Organic Jojoba Oil
This is a liquid wax which comes from cold pressing seeds from jojoba scrub, the benefits of this is hydrating the skin.
Vanilla Extract 
This is one of the scents of the lip scrub and we all know how lovely vanilla can smell in cakes, perfumes and other makeup products. Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices after saffron.
Tagetes Oil 
This is from the stems of a plant called the mexican marigold (also known as T.minta) This is a natural preservatives that preserves cosmetics, perfumes and also flavouring foods too.
Peppermint Oil 
Has many benefits and has been used for 10,000 years but not only that it has a beautiful smell which is very refreshing.
Limonene
This is colourless or a pale yellow and helps uplift fragrances to give them that extra smelling power that we all love from lush.

lush mint julips lip scrub
How to use
Put a generous amount on fingers tips and apply to the lips, I then like the pucker my lips together so my lips are covered in the lip scrub and that way I can feel the caster sugar actually exfoliate my lips. I usually do that for about a minute and either just lick it off (it tastes lovely!) or I just wipe it off with a wipe and it comes off very easily.

Once the lip scrub is off lips are moisturised and exfoliated and you can leave them be or it can be the perfect base for a balm, gloss or a lipstick too.

My thoughts 
I love the minty freshness of this lip scrub and it also has a subtle chocolate taste too which is very pleasant and reminds me of after 8s which reminds me I need to get some more snacks I am quite peckish ahah!! Even though this is amazing and will continue to use this as it is the bees knees at moisturising and exfoliating, the bubblegum one is still firmly my favourite.

More info below
Lush Julips Lip Scrub - £5.75

Have you tried a lip scrub before?

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Lush Summer Haul

Hi Lovelies 
It has been sooooooo long since I went to Lush and the main reason being is I have tried most products ( well over 50 products) If you want to see what Lush products I have tried over the years I have put them all in my product directory. I am hoping to actually try the Kitchen Exclusives which are only available online and in Londons Oxford Street, I am going to order them soon hopefully when I get a chance to see what I want to buy but you know I really wish they would put them around the country rather than just one Lush shop and it's not like I can go to London that easily because I am a busy mum of  3 and I live in Glasgow and London is over 400 miles aways. They are so many kitchen exclusive products I want to try BUT I really like seeing things before I buy them if you know what I mean. 
lush summer haul
 What I bought
Modfather Bubble Bar ( RRP £3.95) vegan
This bubble bar is in the fathers day collection and is shaped like a bullseye with the bright colours of blue, red and white. It has a very nice smell which is very citrusy ( Brazilian orange oil) I can't wait to try this and the main reason I bought it is because it smells lovely and you can't go wrong with a lush bath they are heavenly.

Mint Juleps Lip Scrub ( RRP £5.75) vegan 
I bought this because I just loved the bubblegum lip scrub which I bought last year and that has nearly finished now so I needed a replacement. I wasn't so keen on the kiss lip scrub as the sea salt made it quite bitter so I wanted something to replace that. I had a smell of all of the lip scrubs and this one won because it has a very fresh minty smell which reminds me of after eight mints.

Kerbside Violet Solid Perfume (RRP £10.00) vegan 
I finally have this! YAY! This perfume has been on my wish list for a long time and now I finally have it. Not only is this a new perfume for me it's actually the first time I have tried a solid perfume, I have only tried spray and oil perfumes before so this will be a first for me.
lush mini haul

I am looking forward to trying all of these products and I will be writing a full review on each one of them in the very  near future so keep an eye for those posts.

Have you been to Lush lately?

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Lush Over and Over Bath Bomb | Review

Hi Lovelies
Me and my partner literally just missed buying products from the Easter collection by a few days ( argh big regret) but we decided to go to lush anyway's because we love to share a bath as part of our things we do as a couple. When we got to lush we actually both realised that we have actually tried most of the bath bombs/melts apart from a small number of products and Over and Over bath bombs was one of the products we actually haven't tried before.

Over and Over cost me £4.25 and it is a combination of the average lush bath bomb and also the other half being like the lush bath melts. They are similar bath bombs to this one which is a combination product too and that is called Roller. Anyway's going back to Over and Over, it's a beautiful bath product which is a bright orange and yellow shade, from the first smell of this product it had a smell like nature which kinda reminded me of the forest breeze.
lush over and over bath bomb
First Impressions
As soon as my partner seen it in Lush he thought it looked like a Pokemon ball which made me laugh so much but to be honest he is right in a way it does look like one in a certain way. I like its in 2 sections as one side is covered the bath melt and the other side is the usual lush bath bomb design we all come to love. 

Fragrance 
As I said above it has a very natural nature smell and I looked on the lush website and the for key ingredients are as follows; Fair trade organic cocoa butter, Lime oil, Fennel oil and Orris oil. So you can see by the ingredients they are very earthy.
lush over and over
Ingredients 
vegan 
sodium bicarbonate, Citric acid, fair trade organic cocoa butter, perfume, lime oil, fennel oil, cypress oil, orris oil, cream of tartar, sodium laureth sulfate, lauryl betaine, PEG-6 caprylic / capric glycerides & PEG-60 almond glycerides, butylphenyl methylpropional, citral, limonene, linalool, tangerine lustre colour 45410, colour 47005. 


Over and Over in the Bath
As with any bath product I tend to put them in running water ( usually makes products look so much better, especially if they are very colourful or have glitter). As soon  as this hit the water it started to froth all over the bath, honestly people it was moving round the bath like it had a mind of its own! It was frothing just yellow with little bits of orange oil for a while ( gotta admit I was disappointed for a moment) UNTIL the centre appeared which was a gorgeous bright pit and both of the colours started to fit round the bath and honestly it was a lovely surprise. I took a photo of it below and it did look better than this but we both couldn't wait to get in the bath.

The scent was just HEAVEN, one the over and over hit the water you could smell the fennel and lime mostly and they were just the perfect combination you could think of. Once we both got into the bath the whole bath eventually went into a bright orange shade and the aromas of over and over were very relaxing, we were both pleasantly surprised by the power and effect of this bath product; we both didn't want to get out of the bath because it was very relaxing and also very moisturising too. 
lush over and over bath bomb
My Thoughts
As you can tell by what I wrote above you can see me and my partner just loved this bath product and kinda wish it was an all year round product. Its quite different to other lush products I have tried with a very unique but very nice scent. 

For more info on over and over click below
here
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Lush Lovestruck Bubble Bar | Review

lush lovestruck bubble bar review
Hi Lovlies
How adorable is this Lush Bubble bar from Lush? This bubble bar is called Lovestruck and is from my Valentine's Day Haul and I have only just got round to using this because I didn't want to use it because you know, its just too cute! I only used it because my partner said we should try this one before we buy anymore Lush products so yes that won.. MORE LUSH always wins for me haha.

Lovestuck is bubble bar and it cost me £4.25 which is a bit whoa for a bubble bar but it could possible be used more than once if you like to mix different bubble bars up for a lush bath. I decided to use this whole since I was sharing bath with my partner at the time. It is in the shape of an Emoji and the this is one with hearts for eyes, I tend to use this emoji for food or makeup ahah.
lush lovestruck bubble bar
First Impressions
What's not to love about this bubble bar? Lovestruck is beautifully bright with a lovely smiley and bright heart shaped eyes. If you like using emojis than this is perfect for you because it looks so cheeky to me. Its also a decent size for using more than once and also as I said above for mixing different bath products, I have still to do that but I need to in the future.

Fragrance 
For me the first scent I could smell was citrus and I wasn't sure of the rest until I looked on the Lush website for confirmation, so Il write them down here. Sicilian Lemon Oil, Geranium Oil and Petitgrain Oil.
lush lovestruck bubble bar in bath
Ingredients 
Cruelty free & Vegan 
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Conflour , Sicilian Lemon Oil, Geranium Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Cintronellol, Farnesol, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200 and Colour 47005.

 My Thoughts
I just LOVE bubble bars because I enjoy crumbling them under warm running water, you see all the lovely colours and bubbles are much more intense this way. As soon as I put Lovestruck under the tap and crumbled it delicately in my hands it felt soft and easy to squash, as soon as it hit the water the bubbles actually came before the yellow. They smiley mouth and heart shaped eyes were the first too go and the combination of them both made the whole bath orange to start with. Once the whole bubble bar melted it turned my bath bright yellow exactly like an EMOJI LOL.

This was a lovely bubble bar and the fragrance was pleasant enough, me and my partner stayed in the bath for ages because the smell was lovely citrusy scent. We talked for ages about so many things and I think this was a factor for us. It was also moisturising and felt soft on the skin.

For more on Lush Lovestruck bubble Bar click below
Here

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Lush Ladybird Bubble Bar | Review

lush ladybird bubble bar
Hi Lovelies 
With Mother's Day just around the corner Lush always has something themed for every special occasion as it does for every major holiday in the UK. I love seeing all the spring inspired products in Lush because for me they look so much more brighter and they match the season too. I recently bought this in my latest Valentine's Day haul post.

I think the main reason I bought this was because it looks so quirky and cute! I love ladybirds too as they are a gardeners best friend ( they keep green fly at bay). Lush have other things in the mothers day range that I want to try too such as the honey lip scrub and the yummy mummy shower gel. 
lush ladybird bubble bar review
First Impressions
I love it to be honest, it is a good size and by the looks of this I think it could be used more than once if you wanted too. I used the whole thing because I wanted to treat myself at the particular time I used this. 

I also think it matches spring perfectly because all the flowers are coming back such as daffodils and crocus plus the days are getting so  much longer now too. 

Fragrance
This has the combination of  minty Peppermint oil and floral Geranium Oil which for me gives this a very nice refreshing and almost earthy scent.
lush ladybird bubble bar review

Final Thoughts
Even though this could be used more than more than once I decided to use all of 'Ladybird' at once because I wanted to treat myself. The best way to use any bubble bars is to run them under warm water and to crush the bubble bar into smaller pieces, it helps to make bigger more fluffy bubbles. It was pretty easy to squash this bubble bar and it melted into the water to make it a crimson red and lots of soft bubbles too.

The scent of the minty and floral actually complimented each other perfectly making the aura of the bath smell very nice. The water itself felt silky and me and my partner defiantly think it helped to moisturise our skin. 


Available online and in-store
Ladybird Bubble Bar // RRP £3.95 

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Monday, 27 February 2017

Lush The Kiss Lip Scrub | Review

lush the kiss lip scrub
The Kiss?...

Hi Lovelies 
Lush make some absolutely spectacular products from bath products, skincare and makeup and so far I have just loved all of their lip scrubs I have tried. I was pretty much sold on this lip scrub because I just loved the name 'The Kiss' and it matched quite nicely with the Valentine's Day collection, not only that inside of it has little hearts which is darn cute. ( they are edible too).

Lip scrubs are literally a must have to anyones makeup collection, they are great for keeping your lips soft and moisturised and another reason is they make matte or liquid  lipsticks last that extra bit longer. I remember applying liquid/matte lipsticks before using a lip scrub and it was so much dryer and cracked and looked dry before long, lip scrubs took care of that and keep my lipsticks looking smooth and easier to apply. 

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Lush the kiss lip scrub review
First Impressions 
I just had to get this because I love pink and the fact it had red hearts inside just made 'switch on' in my brain to actually get this. I love trying different seasonal products because they aren't available all year round. I didn't not want to get this incase I regretted not giving it a try. 

Fragrance
This lip scrub 3 essential ingredients which are; Sicilian Mandarin Oil , Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter and Fine Sea Salt. Now I wasn't sure once I got this home if these ingredients would go together well, I waited till I tried it to give it my full verdict.

When I opened the lid the first thing I could smell was the Sicilian oil which was had a nice sweet element to it. Inside also was bright pink with lots of red fine salt hearts.

Ingredients
Vegan 
Caster Sugar, Sunflower Oil(Carthamus tinctorius), Fine Sea Salt, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Red Edible Hearts and Soft Pink Glimmer Lustre,(Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, PEG 400, Sodium carboy methyl cellulose, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Potassium Aluminium Sillcate, Colour 16255), Sicilian Mandarin Oil (Citrus Noblis), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Amara), Cornflour (Zea mays). Geraniol, Limonene, Flavour, Colour 15850:1

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lush the kiss lip scrub reviewFinal Thoughts
You know something I honestly don't like giving bad reviews because honestly I really love about 95%of Lush products. I will give you the good points about this but I will give my honest opinions on why this isn't my favourite too because you know something I like to be honest with my readers. 

The Good; As with all lush lip scrubs this is very moisturising and a little bit goes along way with this.

The not so good for me; Now I have tried this a few times and I do love the Sicilian mandarin oil but once you get the salt heart on lips, it doesn't taste very pleasant (my own personal opinion). I honestly can't say I like the combination unfortunately and either does my partner.

Lush The Kiss Lip Scrub £5.75

Have you tried a Lip Scrub before? What is your favourite?

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Lush Unicorn Horn | Review

lush unicorn horn review
Unicorns are real?
...Well in bubble bar form yes!

Hi Lovelies
Lush honestly sure know how to make me come and buy more products, I have lost count of how many products I have tried over the years but you know I am glad I did try as many as I have because they make bath times more exciting and relaxing and the skincare products are honestly one of my skincare brands everything smells divine and the creams actually work.

Unicorn Horn is not a new bubble bar to the lush scene but one thing is for sure it has changed over the years I remember that two years ago it was a little bit bigger and it also had stars in it too. This year it has a combination of three colours, pink, yellow and mint with lustre finish too it. I actually love how the 2017 unicorn horn looks, it looks more mystical and a bit more magic to it if you know what I mean. 

lush unicorn horn 2017
lush unicorn horn bubble bar review
First Impressions
Honestly whats not to love about this lush unicorn horn? I really think it looks gorgeous and brings a little bit of magic once you buy it and give it a try. It may sound a little expensive at £4.25 but I like to savour it and break it in to at least 3 or 4 pieces. 

Fragrance
VERY FLORAL and when I say that I mean it, this has a very strong smell of Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Neroli oil. For me it also has a sweet smell to it too and reminds me a lot of candy especially as it has lustre.

lush unicorn horn review
Final Thoughts
I took a little bit off the top of the 'unicorn horn' and I squashed it in my hand to make it almost into powder form, doing this and putting it under running water helps to create lots of bubbles as you can see in the above picture. As soon as the water touches the bubble bar you start to see lots of bubbles in the bath, not only that it creates a cupcake sprinkle effect on top of the bubbles so its like you are having a bath in  a giant cupcake. 

I was pleasantly surprised with how much bubbles were created only with a small amount of product. The scent of flowers grew more intense in the water with this bubble bar and it brought a smile to my face because the bath water felt silky and the smell was relaxing.

Sold out online / Could  be instore
Lush Unicorn Horn // £4.25 

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Lush Cupid Bath Bomb | Review

lush cupid bath bomb review
Valentine's Day is a day which is very much like marmite you either you love or you don't and me for one am not a fan to be honest. I am not saying that I don't love my partner its just we have certain times of the year we like celebrating and for us Valentine's Day is always so busy everywhere or booked and not only that he works a lot too. We have some days dedicated to going out together for events, meals or just movie nights in having a loving cuddle.

 hen why the heck did I buy the lush Valentine's Day collection do you ask? Well I'm a sucker when it comes to Lush holiday collections and this collection is so freaking adorable especially with the fact they have a unicorn horn and lots of love heart themed things. I bought a few gorgeous products in my Lush Valentine's Day Haul so it you want to see it give that wee link a click to see what amazing things I bought.

lush valentines day
Now I must apologise for the quality of the photos of cupid in the bath, I had to use my phone camera as my camera needed to be charged. I will be remembering next time as I love showing you all the true beauty of Lush products.

First Impressions
Because valentines is all about love I just had to get this as its shaped like a love heart with cupids bow. I have to admit I just think its just adorable and the smell goes perfect with it too. The heart is pastel pink like candy and the arrow is a lovely hot pink.

The price is a decent price of £2.95 which is fair since it is not as big as a lot of the other bath bombs in Lush. 

Fragrance
As I said above the scent is just GORGEOUS! It has a lovely sweet fragrance and the 4 key fragrances in cupid are Persian Lime oil, Bergamot Oil, Violet Leaf absolute and Rose petal powder.
lush cupid valentines day collection
Final Thoughts
After I filled my bath with lovely warm water I dropped this into the bath gently and as soon as I did that this beauty started to slowly fizz and release white and pink in all directions until it started swirling. Usually bath products melt or fizz away quite quickly but this was the opposite this is a slow melter with lots of soft foam bubbles that feel lovely on the hand.

I went in the bath with my partner and we both noticed how beautiful the smell of the violet and other scents went together so nicely, it reminded us both of the retro and still one of my favourite sweets parma violets. Once in the bath this was still melting showing us how gorgeous the swirls of hot pink and white went together, I think it took about 10 minutes to completely melt and even then I helped it a little by squashing it.

After getting out the bath I smelt exactly like this and the smell of violets stayed on my skin until the next day which I just love about lush products. One thing I know and I do is when I have a lush bath I tend to do more skincare things like wear a face mask and put lots of serum on my skin and body moisturiser. 

If you like sweet smelling Lush products then yes this worth buying, its also quite nice display if display is one of the reasons you buy lush products.

Available online and instore.
Lush Cupid Bath Bomb // £2.95 

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Lush Valentines Day Haul

Lush Valentines day review
Roses are red
Violets are blue 
Lush has lots of new valentines products for you..

Love is in the air? Well it very much could be with the Valentine's Day Collection from Lush! Everything looks gorgeous and goes perfectly with the love/cupid theme of valenitnes day. I noticed lots of the products have some sort of love heart on them or look quite sweet such as the unicorn horn and also an adorable lady bug bubble bar. They are new products this year as well as some old favourites too, unicorn horn is back but it looks a lot different from last year.

I am usually onto new Lush products very quickly but I haven't been able to get this till yesterday as I live quite a distance away from central Glasgow. I went to Braehead shopping centre so I could go get some other shopping too so Lush could be a little excursion for us to visit and have a little look and buy of the Valentine's Day collection.

Here my Lush Valentines day Haul.....
lush valentines day haul
What I bought
  • Cupid Bath Bomb (£2.95)  This is shaped like cupids arrow with a  lovely love heart, the two shades of pink look nice together and this kinda smells and looks like a bit of candy. The scent I can smell most is violet, rose and lime oil so its quite a sweet candy scent.  
  • Lovestruck Bubble Bar (£4.25) This bubble bar looks like an all loved up emoji, its bright yellow with a bright pink smile and rose red heart eyes. The scent is very citrusy as it has lemon oil and geranium oil the smell for me is very refreshing.
  • Ladybird Bubble Bar (£3.95) This is shaped like an adorable ladybird, its bright red with purple details and little eyes. Its a decent size so I would say it can be used more than once. The smell is utterly divine with peppermint oil and geranium oil.
  • Lover Lamp Bath Bomb (£4.25) This is simple with lovely red love hearts on the sides. The simplicity suits it so well and its got a nice surprise when it melts, it has lots of red hearts inside. The smell is sweet with vanilla and organic cocoa butter.
  • Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar (£4.25) I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS, well at least the bubble bars I do haha! The unicorn horns are so fun and quite quirky too. They have a sprial of pink, yellow and lime green. The scent of this is very floral and has lavender, ylang ylang and neroli oil.
  • The Kiss Lip Scrub (£5.25) I just adore lip scrubs from Lush I always put them on before any lipstick and it helps make the lipstick last longer and also smoothes my lips. This lip scrub is bright pink with lots of red little hearts. The scent of this is mandarin oil and sea salt. It also has soothing organic cocoa butter. 

Whats in the Lush Valentines day collection
  • Knot wraps - Toucan Love, Roses, 
  • Gift boxes - Lots of love, In your dreams, with love, Love and kisses, Happy Valentines day, With love
  • Soap - Love you, love you lots, 
  • Shower Gel - Prince Charming
  • Bubble Bars - Lovestruck, Ladybird, Unicorn horn
  • Bath Bombs - Cupid, Over and Over, Roller, Rose Bombshell, Lover lamp
  • Lip Gloss - The Kiss
  • Bath Melt - Two Hearts beating as one
  • Massage Bar - Love Spell

Lush valentines day haul

I have already tried cupid so far and Il have a blog post all about that in the next day or two. After that I am sure many of these will follow. Overall I just love the whole collection from Valentine's Day, I just wish unicorn horn and ladybug could stay forever.

Have you tried anything from the Lush Valentine's Day Collection?

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Monday, 30 January 2017

Lush Pip Penguin Giftset Giveaway


I haven't had a giveaway on my blog before and thought it would be a great time to have a giveaway to say thank you for follow me for nearly 3 years now. I love Lush products and bought lots of different things and I have decided to have this gift set as a giveaway. 

I have been blogging for nearly 3 years now and I love it as much now as I did when I first started blogging. I hope to improve my blog more over this year.

The pip gift set includes

  • Penguin Knot Wrap
  • Butterball Bath bomb
  • Luxury Lush Pud

The terms and conditions of this giveaway are the rafflecopter giveaway

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Terms and conditions 
  • UK only giveaway
  • One winner will be chosen at random 
  • All mandatory options need to be done
  • I will contact winner by email/twitter
  • NO cash alternative 
  • I will be checking all entries 
  • I will be posting myself via royal mail, any missing/damaged should be dealt with by royal mail
  • For anymore info email me [email protected]

Good luck!
Melissa 

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