Skincare

Weird but wonderful!♥

Hi Beauties ☼

Recently I have struggled with my skin, in particular my legs, they have been so dry & when I try to shave they’re so itchy!! BUT. I have finally found a solution.. what is this saviour I hear you ask? Mens shaving cream. Yes, I know it’s for shaving anyway, but most people don’t usually think to use mens shaving cream (as there are brands that make it for women!). I thought well its great for the face so I’ll try it on my legs & it worked.

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I received this Dove Men + Care Sample with an order I made, but my boyfriend doesn’t clean shave so I stole it 😉 it turns out, its been well loved! At first I didn’t think it was going to do the job, as it is quite heavily scented with quite a musky ‘male’ smell, my skin doesn’t usually agree with highly scented products.

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It is pretty self explanatory in how you use it, it is a cream product you can use wet or dry, but I find it best wet as it creates a lather on the legs which leaves very very soft & smooth legs! YAAAAY!! 😀 I’ve also tried this on my underarms & other areas, it does wonders, it leaves the skin so silky smooth & soft, I just can’t get enough 🙂

After trying this male shaving cream I’m in the market for a good ladies shaving cream, let me which ones you guys like so I can try more! 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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Hauls

LUSH HAUL!!♥

Hi Beauties ☼

I’m so excited for todays post, it’s a little late but work got in the way! Anyway, last week I finally got to go to Lush, I don’t have a Lush store in the town I live in so whenever I go somewhere with one I stock up 🙂 It’s safe to say I splurged & stocked up, but hey, its Lush! I couldn’t resist!!

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So lets get into what I bought…

1. The Comforter Bubble BarPrice: £4.75 each, this may seem pricey but trust me, you can get at least 4-6 baths out of this one bar!! This luscious blackcurrant fragranced bubble bar makes for a lovely pamper night bubble bath.

wpid-20150531_230454.jpg2. Brightside Bubble BarPrice £4.75 each, like the Comforter it can make for many bubble baths. This however, smells like summer, if summer had a scent it’d be this. “Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils to help you look on the bright side of life!”

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3. Yuzu & Cocoa BubbleroonPrice £3.65 each – “With moisturising coconut oil and shea butter, Yuzu and Cocoa has a mood-brightening colour and scent thanks to a blend of citrus oils, with a chocolatey undertone.”

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4. Mmmelting Marshmalow Moment Bath Melt Price £3.95 each – WOW! Imagine the sweet smell of dolly mixture & you’ve got this scent to a T. I’m in love with it, it’s meant to be moisturising & nourising to dry/irritated skin. I cannot wait to try it!

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5. Dragons Egg Bath BombPrice £3.35 each – “Its scent is reminiscent of lemon sherbet, with a hint of jasmine.” It fizzes & crakles in your bath, revealing a colourful inside! – so excited to try it! 🙂

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6. Butterball Bath Bomb Price £2.65 each – “Once the cocoa butter pieces have melted, your skin will be coated by a light buttery film that smells good enough to eat.” – review to come on this product!! 🙂

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7. Fizzbanger Bath Bomb Price – £3.35 each – “It changes colour as it fizzes, crackling with popping candy as it goes and releasing first a citrussy apple and then a cinnamon, apple pie like scent with a hint of ylang ylang.”

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8. Hello Gorgeous Gift BoxPrice £22.95 – My best friend & I purchased this together for another friends birthday. It has a variety of different products in the box, I think this is a FAB birthday present 🙂 (check out the website to see whats inside!!)

wpid-20150531_230635.jpgAll products have been linked to the Lush website! ♥

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these.. as I haven’t tried most of them, hence why I bought them! 😉

Whats your favourite Lush product?? 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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Makeup Reviews

Topshop Lipstick Review

I’ve been meaning to buy some of Topshops lipsticks for a while now, after hearing such good things about them I finally splashed out £16 (£8 each) and bought two shades, ‘screen siren’ & ‘beguiled’ (swatches below). Although I only purchased these two shades there are many more to choose from, I just decided on these as I hadn’t any other lipsticks like these in my collection.

These lipsticks are quite a creamy formula, which once applied onto the lips feel moisturising, the colour pay-off also surprised me, I never expected such good quality, especially because they only retail for £8 each. Despite the creamy formula they dry to a matte/smooth texture, which i usually hate. However, unlike other matte lipsticks i have come across they aren’t drying on the lips, to be truthful it isn’t like your wearing a lipstick.

lipstick swatches

1 = Screen Siren

2 = Beguiled

Topshop claims the lipsticks to be a;

Velvet finish lipstick to smooth, moisturise and nourish lips. Apply for fabulous colour and moisturised, matte finish, wear alone or with gloss for a shiny finish.

Does the Topshop lipsticks live upto their claims? In my opinion YES they do, well the two I own certainly do. Firstly, I agree with Topshops claim that the lipsticks leave a velvet/smooth finish to the lips, although this sounds as if once the lipstick is applied it dries your lips out, this is not the case, as claimed the lipsticks are moisturising and nourishing on the lips. In all honesty once you have taken the lipstick off or it has worn off, your lips feel softer than before you applied the lipstick, this can only be a good thing, right?
Secondly, the lipsticks are VERY pigmented, after one application of these lipsticks you get the true colour pay-off onto your lips. This is brilliant as it means you don’t need to layer up the product, therefore making it last longer, which is certainly value for money, especially for the £8 you pay (which for brilliant lipsticks like these is pretty cheap these days).

These lipsticks also have a mild scent to them, ‘screen siren’ smells a bit like MAC lipsticks, with a vanilla/sweet scent to it, whereas ‘beguiled’ has more of a fruity berry scent. If you don’t like makeup which is scented don’t be alarmed, they are not heavily scented, as it is only noticable if you hold them to your nose, I haven’t noticed any scent during application or once applied.

Packaging

The packaging of these Topshop lipsticks are pretty standard with a plain white tube with three horizontal black stripes on the bottom and the writing ‘Lips Topshop’ on the lid. The colour of the lipstick is also shown on the bottom of the tube with its own unique name. Despite the simplicity of the packaging I quite like it, the tube also has a matte feel to it which adds to the quality and makes it feel more expensive, but to be honest what can you expect for £8, its hardly going to be 8 carat gold. Therefore, in my opinion, for the price you pay you get decent looking, sturdy packaging.

I would definitely recommend these lipsticks, especially if your on a budget when it comes to makeup, they are such cheap lipsticks for the high quality you get, even if you aren’t a fan of matte lips you can always put a bit of lip balm or clear gloss over the top to add some shine.

Overall, I give these lipsticks a 5/5, to me they are BRILLIANT; they are reasonably priced, nourishing on the lips, highly pigmented and last for hours on the lips without reapplying, what more could you want?