Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Lush Lord Of Misrule Review

Lord of Misrule was one of my favourites from the Lush Halloween range last year, so when I saw it was back again this year I couldn't wait to purchase it again!

Lord of Misrule is a bath bomb which contains patchouli and black pepper oil, although I find that actually smells quite sweet. Lord of Misrule also contains popping candy which you can hear crackling away while the bath bomb disintegrates in the bath.

The actual bath bomb itself is green, but as soon as you place it in the bath there's an explosion of green and pink colours which fill the tub. I really believe that this is one of the most prettiest bath bombs that Lush produce! After the bath bomb has completely disintegrated the bath water isn't green, but completely pink! It's a gorgeous deep pink colour.

The smell is just absolutely amazing, it's a really distinctive smell but actually I found it extremely relaxing too, which is just perfect for an evening soak in the bath. Looking at the ingredients, this contains vanilla as well as the patchouli and black pepper oils so that would explain the sweet smell!

I have to admit, when I first looked into purchasing Lord of Misrule during Halloween last year, I wasn't sure about it because it actually looks quite plain before you place it in the bath, but my oh my you're in for a treat when you place it in water!

Overall, I adore the Lord of Misrule bath bomb, its one of the most visually stimulating products I think I've ever tried from Lush. It smells gorgeous, and I found that it made me feel extremely relaxed for a good nights sleep. The addition of the popping candy in the bath popping away created even more of a spectacle before I jumped in the bath. My only wish is that it was available all year round! It's reasonably priced at £3.95 so it's absolutely purse or wallet friendly!

Let me know if you have tried Lord of Misrule or any other products from the Lush Halloween range?

CarrieFi x

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

October Beauty Wishlist

It's time for me to go through my October Beauty Wishlist! I feel like there's a good mix between skincare, makeup, haircare, body and fragrance this month, and I'm so excited to share it with you all.

Starting with haircare, I've become very conscious lately of looking after my hair as it's now getting colder. I want to ensure that it's as nourished as possible, so I've added a couple of hair oils to my list - the first being MoroccanOil and the second being the OGX Reviving Argan Oil of Morocco. Both of these essentially do the same job but I think it would be good to try both and do a comparison of them.

The next product on my list is also from OGX and is the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo. I've read a lot of good reviews on this shampoo and I'm always open to trying new shampoo's. At the moment I'm in a bit of a rut with my shampoo because the one I'm using right now really isn't working for me!

Moving onto the skincare section of my Wishlist, I've included the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm. I adore using cleansing balms to remove my makeup, I feel that they're so effective at doing what they do and I'd like to try this one because I haven't done so yet!

Next, another product I want to try is the Bilou Tasty Donut Shower Gel. This shower gel is a blogger favourite at the moment and it seems like a lot of people are raving about this. I love the sound of it - it sounds like it's going to smell delicious!

I've got a few makeup items on my Wishlist this month. The first being the Lip Cheat Lip Liner from Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk. This is the perfect pinky nude and I just love it! I've heard good things about it so I have high expectations!

I also have False Lashes on my Wishlist! This is a new one for me because false lashes are a slightly unknown territory for me, however I feel like I want to start being a little more adventurous so I'm willing to give the Eylure 143 lashes a go!

The Nars Sheer Glow has made it onto my Wishlist. I'm in the process of looking for a new foundation, and I know that this foundation has good reviews on it so I want to give a go and see how I get on with it.

Last but not least on my October Beauty Wishlist is the Jimmy Choo Original Fragrance. I had a bottle of this a few years ago and have longed for another bottle of it since!

I hope you enjoyed finding out what products are on my Wishlist this month - let me know what products are on your Wishlist this month!

CarrieFi x

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Lush Monsters Ball Review

Monsters Ball is another returnee from Halloween last year and I'm so glad it has returned! It's the most cutest looking bath bomb in the range! As the name suggests, Monsters Ball is shaped like a monster, with its one eye and colourful appearance.

Once placed in bath water, you're in for an array of colours to greet your bath and it truly looks spectacular. My bath water popped, crackled and the colours changed from being pink, to blue and then finally, deep purple!

This bath bomb is very similar to a discontinued Lush Bath Bomb called 'The Enchanter' and contains  the calacas scent. These scents -  lime, neroli, olibanum oils and also cocoa butter are all contained in the bath bomb. The cocoa butter can be seen in the monsters 'eye' area. This means not only does it leave you smelling great but also moisturises your skin and leaves you feeling completely relaxed. Although the scent is sweet, it's not overbearing and is just right.

I adore this bath bomb, for one thing because it's the sweetest thing you ever did see and is too adorable to be scary, but I actually like that the scent of the ballistic isn't too overbearing. The smells were just right for me, and actually I found that it did linger on my skin for quite some time after my bath. I especially loved watching the bath bomb melt away in the bath and see all of the wonderful colours come out of the little monster, along with the hissing and crackling sounds it made a chilly autumn night feel more warming and just perfect. I actually found too, that this bath bomb was relaxing and had me feeling wound down just in time for bed.

Monsters Ball may not be a strong enough of a scent for some people, however it's well worth giving it a go, at least for the colours in it and for the cuteness of the bath bombs itself! For £4.50 it's not a bad price at all.

Let me know if you've tried Monsters Ball?

CarrieFi x

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Birchbox October 2017 Unboxing

So the latest Birchbox for October has arrived through the door and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised by what's in my box this month! This month, Birchbox has collaborated with Coppafeel in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote the charity and raise awareness. In aid of this, in the boxes this month there is a card and a sticker so that every woman knows what signs to look out for.

With that being said, the first item which everyone has received in their Birchbox this month is from Anatomicals and is their Grab Your Melons Shower Gel -  as the name suggests, it's encouraging women to 'grab their melons' whilst in the shower and check that everything is as it should be. Also, the shower gel is melon scented which smells amazing - melon is my favourite scent!

Next up, every Birchbox subscriber has received either a Model Co Contour Stick or Mascara - I picked the Contour Stick for my box this month, really because I already have a hefty collection of mascara's as it is but I was also intrigued by the Contour Stick and wanted to give it a go! It seems fairly straightforward to use so hopefully there will be no mishaps when I use it!

I received a BalanceMe Pure Skin Face Wash which will undoubtedly come in handy! It's 99% natural so it's ensures that you're really looking after your skin and getting rid of any dirt and grime that may be on your skin.

The next item in my box I was really surprised to see! It's the Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer. Benefit's Porefessional is my favourite primer, however I've only tried the original version of it. The Pearl Primer gives a soft radiance to your skin as well as prepping it so I'm really looking forward to seeing the results after I've applied it!

Last but not least, I received the ecoTOOLS Colour Perfecting Minis. These are little sponges which help to colour correct in certain areas of your face - the mint colour corrects redness, the pink colour corrects dark circles, the lilac songs corrects dullness and the peach colour corrects dark spots. I've never seen these before so hopefully they do a good job at colour correcting - I'm intrigued!

Overall, I'm really happy with box this month, I wasn't really expecting too much from it as my last box was amazing but actually I've been pleasantly surprised with what I've received and I can't wait to start using the products which I've received!

CarrieFi x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Lush Halloween Haul 2017

I seriously cannot believe that we are edging closer and closer to Halloween! The months seem to be scarily whizzing past, however with the near arrival of Halloween comes the release of the Halloween range from Lush!

I mentioned on Twitter a little while ago that I was running low on some supplies from Lush, so I took the opportunity to log on to the Lush website and purchase a few goodies. A lot of the products in the range this year are similar to last years range, so I purchased the products I knew I liked, and also picked up the ones which are new to try them out.

One of my favourites from last year is the Monsters Ball (£4.50) bath bomb. As the name suggests, this is a bath bomb sculpted as a monster (but more cuter), and it just smells so good! It contains
Lime, Neroli and olibanum oils so you'll be feeling fresh and relaxed after your bath.

I then took the opportunity to go for a new product. I decided to try one of the new jelly bath bombs, Ectoplasm (£4.95). This one I'm feeling slightly unsure of because I've seen and heard some people say that the jelly texture isn't a nice sensation when it gets on your skin. I always like to try things myself though before I make a judgement - look out for either a blog post or tweet reviewing this product!

Another new product in the Halloween range at Lush this year is the Bewitched (£4.25) bubble bar. It's in the shape of a black cat, and just looks adorable! Bubble bars are brilliant because you can use a little bit at a time so they last for ages!

I really enjoyed the Lord Of Misrule (£3.95) bath bomb last year -more so than I originally thought I would, so that's back in my bathroom again this year! I loved the scent of it, and the colour in my bath looked spectacular.

Last but not least, another returning product that was in my basket was the Sparkly Pumpkin (£4.25). I have to say, if you hate glitter this is not a product for you, because it gets everywhere! I don't mind however. This is also a bubble bar so this should last me a few weeks. I also noticed that there is a pink version of this too, so you can pick between either the traditional orange or the pink.

I'm so glad that the seasonal products are back at Lush - It's perfect for a nice warm hot soak on a cold day!

Let me know if you have, or are planning to pick up any items from the Lush Halloween range?

CarrieFi x

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

L'Oreal Infallable Nudist Matte Lip Paint in Dead Lips Review

If you read my post about my Boots Haul back in August, you will have seen that one of the products in my haul was the L'Oreal Infallable Nudist Matte Lip Paint in the shade 'Dead Lips'. I feel like ever since I bought this I've been wearing it non-stop - I can't get enough of it!

This range is a collection of nude liquid lipsticks which apply matte and are said to last up to 8 hours. I chose the shade Dead Lips which is more of a brown toned nude colour. The shade seems just right for my skin tone and really complements it well. I do feel that it lasts well throughout the day, however I wouldn't say that it lasts for a whole 8 hours after drinking and eating etc.

From the initial sight of the product, I assumed that this would be applied like a lip gloss in a squeeze tube, however, the lid is actually a wand therefore you use the wand to apply the product.

One slight downside to this product that I personally found is that it can be slightly drying - despite the product being advertised as not drying out. To combat this, I always make sure I apply some lip balm about 15-30 minutes before applying the lipstick, and I would do that before wearing any lipstick. This hasn't put me off of using this lipstick, I do like to take this off after a few hours to give my lips a break from feeling ever so dry, but again I do that with any lipstick that I wear. I must confess that I actually really like the product. The colour is definitely the sort of nude which I prefer, however there isn't a big variety of nude colours - there are some options, but it would be nice to see more shades added to the range eventually.

This is also really purse friendly too at just £6.99 from Boots, so it's not going to break the bank and is extremely affordable.

Let me know if you have tried any of the colours from the Infallable Nudist Matte Lip Paint range?

CarrieFi x

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Monday, 2 October 2017

Next Autumn/Winter Wishlist

The other day I received a catalogue through the door from Next. I love Next, especially their homeware so I was very excited to see what they have in store for the next few months!

Starting with clothing, the first item to catch my eye was a Faux Fur Cardigan in Black. This looks super comfy, and would be brilliant with a simple black top underneath and a pair of jeans.

I also really adore the Black Faux Fur Shearling Jacket, these jackets have become very popular lately and they just look so comfy and perfect for the colder weather that's coming.

The Ecru Cable Sweater is another of my favourites from Next's new range. It's a roll neck cable style jumper which looks very soft and would be perfect for keeping the cold over the next few months. I'd love to wear this with a simple pair of skinny jeans and some Ugg boots for a cosy relaxed look.

Another roll neck jumper to catch my eye was the Grey Scatter Pearl Sweater. I love the effect of the pearls at the bottom of the jumper, it looks really elegant and comfy.

Onto footwear, and I've been looking for a pair of Black Over The Knee Boots, and Next have some which are exactly what I've been looking for!

Next also have some amazing festive candles which are out now! I particularly like the Festive Spice 3 Wick Candle, the Prosecco Jar Candle, the Gin Fizz Jar Candle, the Mulled Wine Jar Candle and the Gingerbread Jar Candle.

I'm so so impressed with what Next have in at the moment, I can feel the shopping basket calling me!

Let me know if there's anything in Next which has caught your eye?

CarrieFi x
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