01 July 2017

10 Thoughts Now Pretty Little Liars Is Over

I'm still confused.


But seriously, how did the Moms escape the basement?


Twins are just evil.

American's brutalise the English accent.

Sooo.. what do I do with myself now?

I don't even remember what happened in the first season.

Addison can stay missing, I'm not wasting more time.



14 February 2017

Lush Valentines Bath Haul

We all know by now that I am slightly obsessed with Lush and although I have quite a few (a large box full is a 'few' right?) of their products waiting to be used, I couldn't resist purchasing more when they released the Valentine's range. How was I supposed to resist rainbow unicorn horns and heart eyed emoji faces? So there I was in the Lush Bournemouth store talking to one of the lovely girls making sure I picked up every Valentine bubble bar and bath bomb with the excuse of purchasing for a blog post in my head.

Lovestruck Bubble Bar
When I first saw the products available in the Valentine range this immediately caught my eye due to the modern emoji design, it's definitely a stand out item. I tend to avoid citrus scented products in Lush but I couldn't resist the brightly coloured bubble bar and luckily the lemon fragrance isn't too overpowering.

Over And Over Bath Bomb
This is the only product I was doubtful to try as I knew it was a citrus scent and it looked a little boring but when the staff member pointed out how the scent resembled cola bottles I couldn't help but agree and quickly popped it into a bag.

Lover Lamp Bath Bomb
I purchased this bomb last year and was very eager to pick it up again, it's very simplistic with a sweet scent but the tiny heart confetti and three larger hearts that soon melt away into the hot water make it this bomb a cutie.

Ladybird Bubble Bar
Another product I have tried previously and as this was the last one left on display I had to give this little lady a home. I've already used her and had a very bubbly, colourful and yummy scented bath.

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar
I feel like this product speaks for itself, it looks good, it smells good and damn it makes lots of bubbles.

Cupid Bath Bomb
Pink, floral and designed with a arrow through the heart, can it get anymore Valentines than this? It's just so cute.

Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb
Lastly is another product I tried last time round and fell in love with. I was extremely happy to see this return. I love the floral scents and the shade of pink  it turns your water but I especially love the floating petals.


Let's Catch Up

I haven't blogged for months and in all honestly it feels weird to be writing again. I never imagined my blog would sit silent for such a long time, realistically it was never meant to be silent at all it just kind of happened, one day I had WiFi the next day I didn't and just like that one thing after another meant my little space here had to take a step back.

I can hold my hands up and say back in October I was struggling to post but that was purely due to having a hell of a lot going on and I just couldn't focus on blogging. During this crappy time I actually attended a Lush blogger event where I met new bloggers and was filled with such positivity I couldn't wait to share it in the shape of a post and video. It made me realise how much I loved blogging and was ready to take it more seriously, talk about bad timing because November said 'bye bye Jess's internet.'

I am not going to go in to any detail about what's been going on in my life and the exact reasons behind where I've been and why I have no WiFi, all that matters is I'm posting again. I do have to admit it's nice to not spend my life online 24/7 anymore, I have a normal sleeping pattern and I don't feel the urges to check every social media account constantly, I just get by with a little bit of mobile data, free WiFi and my boyfriend's house so I'm not completely offline.

If this post could be a text message it would read:
'Hi I'm back, I miss you, but bare with me I have no WiFi'
That's a lot simpler than those rambling paragraphs.

01 November 2016

First Impressions And Swatches: Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

Urban Decay has captured my heart when it comes to their Naked range, every time they announce a new palette I cannot wait to get my hands on it so of course when they announced the Naked Ultimate Basics filled I waited patiently for it to be released in the UK and here we are.

The Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is filled with twelve exclusive matte shadows and is what every Urban Decay lover out there has been dreaming of. It also has a huge mirror filling the opposite side and a cute two ended brush, both contributing to this palette being ideal for travel - it's sturdy packaging is lighter than it looks!

The majority of the twelve shadows are very neutral, of course this is expected from any Naked palette but of course there are the darker shades to allow a bit more fun and definition to your make-up look. 

Blow - A demi-matte, which makes it the highlighting shade.
Nude - Exactly as it's named, a completely nude pink.
Commando - This is a is pale taupe.
Tempted - Pale brown.
Instinct - Pink-taupe.
Lethal - Darker brown with a red tone.
Pre-Game - Pale yellow.
Extra Bitter - Burnt orange - my favourite shade in this palette.
Faith - Medium brown.
Lockout - Pure darker matte brown.
Magnet - Gorgeous smoky grey.
Blackjack - Simple black.

It is safe to say I love this palette and I'm so glad Urban Decay listened to everyone's feeback because once again, they have done well! The shades are gorgeous and as always with Urban Decay shadows they're creamy, pigmented and long lasting and the whole range of colours are complimenting of one another.

Tell me your thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette! Are you a Naked lover like me?

25 October 2016

Video: Lush Bournemouth Re-Opening Event

Lush gave their Bournemouth store a big make-over and I was lucky enough to be invited to their VIP event, where Bournemouth bloggers were able to have a sneak peak at the refurbishment prior to public opening. I have written a photo filled blog post which you can find here if you fancy it, but here is a short but sweet vlog summarising the evening and the refurbishment.

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24 October 2016

Event: Lush Bournemouth Re-Opening

Anyone who knows me will be aware that I am a huge fan of Lush Cosmetics. I can remember when I first started using their products many moons ago and here I am writing about an exclusive event I was invited to at their Lush Bournemouth store, crazy!

Lush Bournemouth is one of my local stores and they shut their doors temporarily in the summer with the announcement of an exciting refurbishment. Lots of Bournemouth bloggers were invited to an exclusive event, allowing us to see the store a day early! I have never attended a blogger event before so it's safe to say I felt a little anxious about it all but it didn't take me long to hunt fellow Bournemouth bloggers down on Twitter and I arranged to meet a few lovely girls prior to the event - Ciara, Louise and Georgia, Meeting with these three girls was the best decision and made the entire evening ten times better, allowing me to come out my shell a little more - with the help of alcohol of course.

Walking into the event your name was checked off a guest list and you were given a lanyard which (in good old Lush chalkboard style) had your full name and Twitter handle written which I think we all got a little excited about, but realistically they were the perfect way to ensure you didn't awkwardly forget someone's name halfway through the evening. Walking into the store I had one girl hand me a basket with a Christmas themed wrap tied on the handle and in the other hand I was handed a glass of bubbly, both followed by a quick realisation that we were going to be juggling cameras, bags, phones, alcohol and products for the rest of the evening!

Immediately I noticed that the store seemed bigger purely due to the new layout and even though it was filled by bloggers and staff it felt like there was more space to move around in comparison to the old design. Every range of product was displayed clearly with a lovely member of staff ready and waiting to talk to you and make you fall in love with something new - I cannot put into words how lovely each and every staff member was!

One of the most exciting aspects of the re-refurbishment was the addition of the Lush make-up range as Lush Bournemouth is the fourth store in the world to stock it, with some of the products not even being available online. As a self confessed make-up addict I can't deny I want every product, especially their lipsticks because the shades are absolutely gorgeous.

Overall the store re-refurbishment is really impressive and was easily worth the wait. Every where I looked there was something exciting to see and I cannot emphasise how well everything is displayed, if you went in there for something specific you'd be able to find it in a matter of seconds.

When we ventured outside there was a brass band, a demonstration stand where we got the chance to create our own Ruby Red Slipper, mine went horribly wrong from the beginning and ended up with a crack down the middle, but luckily for me it will still do the job at making bubbles. Outside was also a lovely lady serving exciting cocktails, all I heard was the words 'salted caramel' and I immediately said yes before she could finish her sentence as I am obsessed with anything salted caramel. It turned out to be a yummy but rather strong cocktail and admittedly I couldn't finish it because I'm not one for strong drinks and I'm such a lightweight I would have ended up far too tipsy.

Time absolutely flew by and after we all ended picking up new products to try, I already have a large Lush order sitting at home waiting to be used so I decided to just purchase one item - the Big Blue bath bomb which was demonstrated to me by one of the kind members of staff. The scent made me feel so refreshed and as the girl explained the benefits of seaweed I was won over.

Although we did all purchase different products, we were also kindly given choices of products to take home with us! We were also allowed to choose a biscuit of the Christmas tree, I chose the cute dinosaur that they use for their Santasaurus Bubble bar, but it was hard to chose between that and a The Christmas Penguin biscuit.

 I am so thankful to the Lush team for putting this event together as well as the members of staff who spent their Friday evening with us massaging hands, serving cocktails and overall being brilliant!

There is of course a vlog from this event that will be linked on a separate post as this one is going up in the morning and the video shall be going up in the evening so keep your eyes peeled on my channel!

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