Hi angels!

It seems to me that Lush is one of those shops that you can’t just ‘pop in’ for a browse, you always end up leaving with a bag full of treats!

Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub (£8.95) 

I bought this in the hope of repairing my dry skin and it’s worked wonders so far! I’ve been using this for the last few weeks, just once a week all over my body and face to exfoliate away any dry or dead skin and I’m feeling silky smooth again!

One thing I will note, though, is that the smell is a little over powering which I personally don’t mind but if you’re sensitive to strong smells you might not like this one!

Cup O’ Coffee Mask (£7.25) 

I’m such a huge fan of Lush’s face mask range so really wanted to try this one! It smells amazing and after using it for a few days I love it to help perk up my skin! The good thing is a little goes a long way so you won’t use up too much product too quickly.

Be very gentle when applying and removing as it is a gritty mask so you don’t want to hurt your face.

Pink Pumpkin Bubble Bar (£4.25)

A festive pick up! Halloween season has got to me more than I thought this year! You run this one under your tap above your bath tub to create mountains of bubbles and a nice glittery, pink bath. (What more could a girl want?)

Your bathroom will also smell amazing after using this so it makes for the perfect evening relaxing bath!



Mask of Magnamity (£6.95) 

An oldie but a goldie! I’ve been using this mask for the past year and I honestly adore it. It’s the most effective treatment for preventing breakouts I’ve come across and I’ve tried a lot. This mask will keep your skin clear and shining all year round!

I use this every other day and I’m obsessed. 

Pumpkin Bath Bomb (£4.25)

Another seasonal purchase but who doesn’t love a bath bomb? This makes your bath water a seasonal pumpkin orange and it smells beautiful!


Thank you for reading! Let me know what your favourite Lush products are or if you’ve tried out any of these ones!

All my love x

For the make up obsessed, there’s not a more creative period than the Halloween season. There is no amount of make up, latex or fake blood that can be ‘too much‘ this season so it’s go hard or go home. The rule book is out the window.

Last minute Halloween plans? Let’s make sure we look like hallo-queens with mimimal effort required, whilst still looking chic ofcourse.

This look is for when you’re feeling sexy, not too scary but ofcourse you could always  make it a little more scary with some fake blood or some funky contact lenses!

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Lipstick: Kate Moss X Rimmel London (01) SHOP

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Eyes 

NYX Pigment SHOP
NYX Eyeliner SHOP
Jeffree Star Androgony Palette SHOP REVIEW
Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette SHOP REVIEW

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What are your Halloween plans this year? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below!

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Bunny Ears: ALDO (Out Of Stock) SIMILAR 

Thanks for reading x

 

Hi my angels! Welcome back to my blog!

Today, I’m starting a new series called Maternity Mondays and this first post will be sharing my essential products that I’ve been reaching for throughout my pregnancy. Now that I’m almost nearing the end I thought it would be helpful to share these items!

Vitamins


One of the first things I changed about my routine was taking vitamins. After my main meal on an evening I take Pregnacare Max vitamins. These were the ones that were recommended to me from my first antenatal appointment and I’ve used them ever since!

Ginger Biscuits 

In the first trimester I felt absolutely rubbish. Horrible. The worst part is that nobody really knows that you’re pregnant, and you don’t really feel it either. Mainly because you still look the same. I felt extremely dizzy all of the time, I had a permanent headache, stomach cramping and ofcourse the sickness. This is all on top of dealing with your emotions and coming to terms with the fact that you’re going to be a parent. What I can promise you though is that this doesn’t last forever. I felt a lot better after the first three months and my sickness had completely gone away by week 20. One thing that really helped me combat my sickness was ginger biscuits. They taste disgusting but really are an effective method of balancing your stomach. I kept these by my bed and had a few before I even got up and they really did help me stop feeling so naecous!

Rescue Oil 


Everybody says that you can’t prevent stretch marks but that doesn’t stop me from trying! I’ve been using this oil 2-3 times a day from being about 10 weeks pregnant. I had done a lot of research about which oil to get and this one came highly recommended by a lot of mums. Even if it doesn’t manage to prevent stretch marks, it helps rehydrate my skin as it can become quite dry as your hormones change. Your stomach can also become itchy as you reach the second and third trimesters due to the itching and this really helps relieve some of that!

You can buy this oil from Wilko or through this link HERE

Skin Care


On the subject of dry skin, my face is dryer than ever and so I need to take extra care of it! When I’m out shopping, I feel the need to pick up anything with the words “hydrating” , “moisture boosting” or “for dry skin”. This extends to the lips too, so having a good moisturiser that works for you and also keeping a tub of Vaseline in your bag is a huge help!

A circular/electric toothbrush

This might sound a little crazy but the hormones in your body can make your gums extremely sensitive when brushing your teeth, causing them to bleed. Using a rectangle brush and swiping motions can make the bleeding worse and so I recommend getting an electric toothbrush to be a little more gentle on your mouth!

Schedule/Diary


Your midwife will soon become your best friend and you’ll spend more time at the hospital or doctors than you do at home. Balancing all these appointments and the antenatal classes with your job, social life or studies can prove difficult so it’s good to stay on track so you don’t miss anything!

Water 


You may find yourself becoming more and more thirsty throughout the day, especially towards the end of your pregnancy and it’s really important that you don’t allow yourself to become dehydrated. It’s recommended that you have 2-3 litres of water a day so I’ve found it really handy to keep a large bottle of water in my bag a day and keep refilling it once I drink it all.

Baby books!



It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of books out there to read, but one I do recommend is “Your Baby”  by Simone Cave. This is essentially a week by week guide to what to expect when you bring your bundle of joy home! Although all new borns are different, this gives you a rough idea of how much your baby will sleep and feed. It’s good to read this before your baby comes and then in the weeks that follow the birth of your baby!

You can buy this book HERE

I hope you found this post helpful! Good luck to all the mummys to be out there, you’re doing great!

All my love,

 

I may be a little late to the party on this one but after watching many of Carli’s tutorials including this palette, I caved and finally picked the deluxe edition up from Beauty Bay to see if it was worth the hype!

The palette includes 21 colours that can be used as highlighters and eyeshadows. It’s also vegan and cruelty free!

The original palette only had 14 shades so now we have 7 more and it’s around for a little while longer!

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Packaging 

I honestly adore the packaging of this palette, it’s a white marble style print on the inside and the outside is a quilted fabric look with elegant rose gold writing that screams sophistication.

It’s so beautiful for the price and feels extremely well made. It even includes a mirror and a magnetic close.

Eyeshadows 

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Row one 

These matte shades work as perfect transition shades for the crease. There are three shimmers and two matte shades with an orange and pink tone to this row.

Shade one: A nude matte shade, which works as a perfect transiton
Shade two: Peach shimmer
Shade three: Matte warm tone orange
Shade four: Pink shimmer with gold reflects
Shade five: Rose gold shimmer

The pink shade is my favourite as it has gold reflects when it catches the light which makes it even more beautiful. One thing I do want to note is that if you apply this shade with a wet brush it will stain your skin a little so it may be better to just use this shade dry. But, as you can see from the swatches, it doesn’t really need any help!

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Top row dry brush swatches

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Wet brush swatches of the shimmer shades.

This palette offers a multitude of different shade combinations and to show this, I’ve created a look using each row of the palette. This look right here I only used the first row.

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Row Two 

This row has a mauve colour scheme with two shimmers and three matte shades with a cool toned spectrum.

Shade one: A shimmery champagne
Shade two: Extremelly light matte brown, perfect for a transition colour or setting the lid.
Shade three: A lilac mauve matte.
Shade four: Silver toned lilac shimmer
Shade five: Deep wine toned purple matte.

A little goes a long way with the dark purple shades so be sure to just gently apply the shadow to your brush and tap off any excess to reduce the fall out and to avoid using up too much product.

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Row Three 

This row offers the brown and gold shades which I love. I already know I’ll be using these a lot. There are two shimmers and three mattes on this row.

Shade one: Almost white, cream shade great for setting the lid.
Shade two: Bronze metallic shimmer
Shade three: Matte orange tone great for a transition shade.
Shade four: Metallic copper
Shade five: Matte brown

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Highlighters

I cannot fault these highlighters at all! They are very high pigmented and there is a shade to suit every skin tone!

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The two highlighters that come in the larger pans are my favourite because they are the most blinding on my skin tone! The white shade is a little too light for me as it is designed for somebody with a more porcealin complexion. I found this works great as a inner corner highlight for my eyeshadow!

The two dark copper shades are too dark for me but the great thing about this palette is that the highlighters can be used as eyeshadows and vice versa.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! I’m sorry that it was a bit of a long one but hopefully it helped you decide whether or not to invest in this palette! I’d for sure reccomend this one.

You can buy this palette HERE

Though the weather may be a little unpredictable, Autumn is on my mind which means it’s time to experiment with new fashions and layers. 


Keep The Stripes Vertical 

Vertical stripes can help give the allusion of slimmer legs whereas horizontal stripes will do the opposite! So keep them vertical for the elongated leg look. 

Loose Fit 

At six months pregnant, tight trousers are an absolute no go for me. Even if you’re not expecting, sometimes wearing jeans or tight fitting pants is too much to ask for on some mornings. 

Maybe you’ve over indulged over the weekend or you just want to stay comfortable, these are a perfect option. 


After sinking back in to full time education over the past two weeks, I’m lacking energy and comfort is at the focus of my shopping trips but that doesn’t mean I’m going to be spotted in leggings any time soon. Style is still of key importance. 

Serving Suede

One of my favourite things about Autumn is faux suede jackets that serve as a perfect overlay to just about any outfit. The colour of this jacket is still giving us summer style vibes but with the texture of an Autumn piece which makes it perfect transition wear. From boots, to jackets and skirts, suede is something I always like to have in my wardrobe at this time of the year.

Monochrome 

Monochrome colours are the perfect base for an outfit as you can then layer any colour to give it a burst of vibrant energy. 

Down or out 

This style outfit can be played down wth a pair of flat shoes or even trainers, however add a pair of sassy court heels and the outfit can take a more glamorous appeal, perfect for date night or a night out. 


SHOP THE LOOK 

Bardot Top SHOP SIMILAR

New Look Striped Trousers (Maternity) SHOP 

Striped Trousers (non-maternity) SHOP

Suede Biker Jacket SHOP SIMILAR 

Xoxo

Thanks for reading!