28 August 2015

Lush rub rub rub

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As a massive fake tan wearer one of things I have found out the hard way(through many a streaky leg and patchy tan) is how important it is to prep your skin. I have mentioned the importance of skin preparation in both my posts top fake tan tips and how to get the best suntan.

Yet whether you fake tan, sunbathe or stay out of the sun completely exfoliating your skin is still something your skin can really benefit from. Removing the layer of dead skin cells and improving circulation it leaves your skin softer and smoother. I have become an avid exfoliator and it is now a set part of my pamper routine.  

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I have been searching high and low for my holy grail body scrub. On a recent trip to Lush, After having a good old natter with a member of staff, she pointed me in the direction of rub rub rub. I had a try in store and I was hooked. The bright ocean blue formula is filled with sea salt and has a refreshing slightly floral scent.

An exfoliating shower scrub that can also be used to wash, volumise and add shine to hair. Packed with mineral-rich sea salt, Rub Rub Rub can be used as a gentle scrub on wet skin, or on dry skin for a really good buff before you get in the shower. Sea salt, a natural antiseptic as well as exfoliant, is combined with lots of lemon juice to leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and it also adds shine and volume to hair.

When applying to my skin it felt like I was really getting rid of the dead skin cells without being too abrasive or harsh on the skin. It washed off easily even giving a tiny bit of lather adding to the feeling of getting a really deep down clean. Once you wash rub rub rub off is when you experience the real magic. Your skin feels coated almost moisturised as well as exfoliated.

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I haven't used it on my hair as I don't want to strip any of my silver colour but I heard amazing things about the amount of body it gives your barnet. So if you want to add volume to your hair this may well be worth a shot.
I cannot express how impressed with this scrub I am. It leaves your skin like silk and like you have already applied your body lotion. I'm so glad I picked this up.

What Lush products do you recommend? Have you tried this scrub? What body scrub do you love? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

26 August 2015

Natural Eyes Palette


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I've had my eye on this palette since I first saw it a good few years ago. Although I'm so glad I waited as they did away with the old cardboard packaging last year and replaced it with a tin version. The tin version is so much more practical both for protecting the eyeshadows and to wipe down when it gets a bit grubby.

I got this awhile back now and find myself reaching for it more and more. The magnet fastening tin comes with a pink printed lace design with gold detailing. It looks extremely feminine and pretty, I'm a massive fan of the too faced packaging they always get it right in my opinion. The tin is really hardy and can take a bit of a battering which is great if you want to take the palette with you on your travels.

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You also get a mirror which is hidden behind a pamphlet which gives a detailed guide on how to create three different looks using the shadows. The shadows are placed in the pan in order of the looks and in rows of which shadows you use in each look. I don't often stick to these looks as I love to play about with the colours. They are however a fab addition to the palette and each of the given looks are beautiful.


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Heaven - A off white cream shade matte colour.

Cashmere bunny - A warm toned medium brown with a matte finish.

Sexspresso - A dark warm to neutral toned brown matte shade.

Silk teddy - A soft pinky champagne with a golden shimmer finish.

Push up - A rose gold with a bronze toned shimmer.

Erotica - A matte neutral toned dark brown with light gold glitter.

Nudie - A warm toned light brown with a matte finish.

Honey Pot - A soft metallic gold with a strong shimmer.

Chocolate Martini - A matte deep warm toned brown with a bright gold glitter.


All the shades have great colour pay off and are really blendable. Sexpresso is the hardest to work with but not to the degree I wouldn't use it. It's just slightly chalker than the other shades in the palette which are quite creamy in consistency. The glitter shades have can have a bit of fall out but that's to be expected with glitter particles.

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Unlike a lot of palettes, where I find myself loving a few shades more than the rest and end up with some barely touched shades. I adore all the shades in this and my main issue is which shades to use today.If you are a massive natural and smokey eye fan this is one palette you need to check out.

Have you tried the natural eyes palette? What do you think of Too Faced products? What is your fave natural eyeshadow palette? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of love,
Laura x

21 August 2015

Hervana Blush


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If your looking for a natural pink toned blush look no further. Hervana Blush boxed blush from Benefit is described as an soft orchid - blossom flush. It is a mixture of 4 different pink toned shades that appear in a swirled effect in the pan. The colours are too small to be used individually and look best all used together.

It comes in a beautiful purple box with magnet closing mechanism. It also has a handy mirror and small angled brush. The blush has a slightly perfumed floral scent but nothing too overpowering.

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The four shades that make Hervana Blush are -

Lucky Shell - a pale beige pink with satin shimmer.

Divine Peach - a warm apricot toned shade with a golden sheen.

Heavenly Rose - a rosy pink with a slight shimmer.

Berry Delight - a blue toned purply pink with a satin sheen.

All together they create a gorgeous slightly warm toned pink with a subtle shimmer.

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The softness of the blush means that it isn't highly pigmented but instead gives an inner glow look. The shimmer isn't at all over the top and makes the skin look healthy rather than over done. Although not striking in colour the blush really does give a flattering colour to the skin and lasts a good 8 hours before fading.

I love this for a barely there natural looking cheek, It can also be built up for a stronger flushed look. It's the perfect blush shade for fairer skin tones but will still give a pretty glow on medium skin tones like mine. If your not really into blushes but looking to try them out this is the blush I would recommend.

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Have you tried Hervana? What are your fave natural looking blushes? What blushes are you loving at the moment? Which of the boxed blushes from Benefit do you love? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of love,
Laura x



19 August 2015

Zoella Beauty tutti fruity - Candy Cream

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When popping into my local super drug the other week for a quick browse, I remembered I needed to pick up a new body lotion. So I thought I'd try Zoella's new candy cream body lotion from her latest tutti fruity range. I tried the fresh fizz bar from the range and loved the fresh refreshing scent, I was intrigued as to whether I'd enjoy this as much.

The lotion comes in a squeezable 160ml bottle and is priced at £5.00 which isn't that cheap but not overly expensive. Especially as all zoellas products are best sellers, so they could have charged a lot more. The bottle is transparent so you can see how much product you have left. It also has a cute pale yellow polka dots and pink lace design. 

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The scent to this is much more fruity than the bath fizz. which was wasn't that fruity especially for a product from the tutti fruity range. The bath fizz, had more of a fresh, floral scent. The stronger fruity undertones may come from the blueberry which is in the lotion. The scent is really pretty and more of what I expected the range to smell like.

Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity Candy Cream Softening Body Lotion is packed with bursting beads and extracts of Acai and Blueberry to pamper and protect, because your skin needs a bit of love too!

The lotion comes with pink little beads in which are said to burst on the skin. When rubbing in the lotion the beads melt into the rest of the formula leaving a trail of pink tint as is blends. You don't end up with pink skin as it absorbs like the rest of lotion. I'm not sure the beads add any extra moisture or do more than just add to its aesthetic appeal.

The formula is not too thick or oily but leaves your skin really soft and moisturised the scent does linger on your skin for a few hours, A lot of body lotion scents fade really quick yet this doesn't which is a massive plus for me. It absorbs really quickly, it leaves your skin feeling cool and refreshed.

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Its a really nice formula and my skin did feel a lot softer after using it. I will definitely use it up and think its fab for the warmer weather when a body butter can leave you feeling a bit greasy. I'm not sure I would repurchase as you can get similar moisturising levels from cheaper products. Yet if you love body lotions and fruity summer scents this is definitely one to try out. You can get the Zoella Beauty Range from Superdrug here.

Have you tried any of the Zoella tutti fruity range? Do you prefer body lotions to body butters? What body products are you loving at the moment?

Lots of Love,
Laura x


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