Sunday, 27 July 2014

LUSH Shampoo: Rehab

 A while ago I mentioned that I had tried Lush's American Cream conditioner  and loved it and wanted to try more products from their hair care range. I popped in on my lunch break from work a few weeks ago and got chatting to a lovely sales assistant who talked me through the majority of the shampoo's and we decided Rehab would be best for my hair.

I have funny hair - the middle and towards the ends get dry, but the rest doesn't. I wash my hair every other day - so for example, i'll wash it, miss a day, wash it, miss a day, wash it etc and on the days I don't wash my hair, it's okay but you can tell it's not freshly washed and by the end of the day it's starting to look greasy. The sales assistant informed me that Rehab would help rid my scalp of excess oils which I thought would be perfect!

Lush Rehab Shampoo

As soon as I tried Rehab I could tell my hair had improved - it smelt gorgeous straight away. When you first open the bottle and pour some in your hands and start to massage it into your scalp it kind of smells like After Eights! Which I loved, but also expected as Rehab does contain Peppermint. This combined with Juniper are said to stimulate the blood flow which helps the scalps condition over time.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Red Balloon - MAC Playland Collection

A while ago, I had a little accident at MAC and my bank balance got severely injured, and that included two items from the MAC Playland Collection. One of those items is a lipstick I had had my eye on for quite a while and had swatched so many times I had lost count, so I finally bit the lipstick bullet and bought it. That lipstick was a lovely little Summer shade named Red Balloon! 

MAC cosmetics Playland collection limited edition pink lipstick

MAC cosmetics Playland collection limited edition pink lipstick

This lipstick is a bright cool toned pink, described as "hot fuchsia" and has an amplified finish. The application is amazing - it glides on your lips beautifully due to it's gorgeous creamy formula and it applies with no tugging and has impressively high pigmentation, one sweep is more than enough to get a beautiful opaque finish and it feels comfortable and buttery smooth to wear. Of course, this smells just like the rest of the MAC lipsticks, vanilla! I really do love the scent of their lipsticks. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Eminem at Wembley Stadium - Saturday 12th July 2014

If you know me, or have been following my twitter or instagram for a while - you will know I have a lot of love for Marshall Mathers aka Eminem. He is my idol and inspiration - that man inspires me in so many ways it's unbelievable, plus it helps he is absolutely gorgeous! So, when I found out he was performing a concert in London I knew I HAD to get tickets - apart from festivals he hasn't performed a gig in the UK since 2001, and after recent interviews where he said he's probably going to go into producing more now and doesn't know about another album yet, i knew I had to see him live as I had a gut feeling it was probably going to be his last. So after bugging my friend for a good few days - she agreed to come see him with me. However, the tickets where released 2 weeks before payday so I had 0 money, however my gorgeous friend bought the tickets on release day so I could give her the money when I got paid to make sure we got tickets.

She bought the tickets at just after 9am on the day of release and we were right at the very top, at the back of seating. Luckily the other friend we were going with managed to snag us tickets for another show - when the tickets went on sale, another show was added but not announced - so we managed to get standing tickets! (long story short.. we managed to sell the others for the same price we paid for them).

I also live in Yorkshire - quite a distance from London, however my best friend who I was going with lives in Portsmouth, so she told me I could stay at her house! I bought my train tickets plenty of time in advance so got a very good deal and everything was set. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you would have seen the countdown to the best day of my life.

Image from Eminem

Friday, 11 July 2014

A Bobbi Brown lesson on Classic or Smokey eyes

After a visit to the Bobbi Brown counter in Meadowhall a few weeks ago, I discovered that they did complimentary lessons. Most beauty counters offer lessons and make-over services but required an amount to be paid which is reedemable in products on the day of the makeover. However, with Bobbi Brown, the lessons are free and you are not forced to buy anything if you don't want too. I think the makeovers being free is absolutely brilliant, as I'm relatively new to the brand and hadn't tried anything from Bobbi Brown before so I liked that their was no commitment there that would make you buy anything as your not always guaranteed to like everything - as with everything, everyone has their own opinions and preferences. 

You book in for whatever lesson you want - from basic lips to a full on party look, or a step by step guide to create a flawless look. Each lesson varies in length from 15 minutes to a full 45 minutes, depending which makeover/lesson you choose. This time around I opted for the 'Classic or Smokey eye' lesson, which says it lasts 15 minutes. I chose this lesson as I'm not amazing an eye make-up, due to my love of a bold lip I often keep the eyes very light and natural to balance everything out.

This is my make-up just before I left the house. I didn't put on any eyeshadow at all as I knew I was going to Bobbi Brown for my lesson. Also ignore the rubbish eyebrows - I was getting my eyebrows waxed and tinted at Benefit just before my lesson.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

LUSH American Cream Condtioner

So I though considering as it's American Independence day as I write this (July 4th) I thought it was only appropriate to write something American-themed (kind of) so I went with American Cream conditioner by Lush Cosmetics! I've been getting into Lush more and more over recent months, so after a trip during my lunch break I picked up this. I originally went in for a hair mask, but discovered they were out of my price range (especially for a one use product!) so I had a look around the Shampoo/Conditioner section of the store - I settled on this. I went for a conditioner as I'm constantly trying to improve the condition of my hair as i'm almost rid of the damaged parts thanks to years of dying/bleaching/killing it during my teenage years.

American Cream Conditioner Lush

American Cream Conditioner Lush
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