Friday, 31 July 2015

July Favourites 2015

A cold July has passed and it has been a roller coaster of a month for me! As usual there have been a handful of products I have been loving, I will go through these left to right! I also decided to write July favourites in the top right, rather then diagonally over the picture so you can see the products better, I would love to hear whether I should keep this or revert back!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

LUSH Intergalactic bath bomb (Oxford Street Exclusive)

I still think back to my day out into London and visiting the LUSH store in Oxford Street. I was treated to a few bits which can be seen here. I love the scent of Intergalactic, it is a very strong peppermint scent, it is very refreshing! I am a big fan of the bright blue design with pink, yellow and white band around it, rather like a planet!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Nude nails with Nails Inc

This blog used to be called Laura's Nail Art Ideas 2 years ago. I love nail varnishes and I have quite a collection of them now ranging from so many different brands! Out of all the brands of nail varnishes I have tried, Nails Inc is one of my favourites! I find it glides on my nails perfectly and I can get away with using one coat, but I like to use two coats to get a slightly stronger colour. I find it lasts a week on my nails with no or minor chips which is great for those who do not have much time to spend on their nails.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

The love/hate tag

I was tagged to do this by the lovely sisters of The Flower That Blooms blog and they can also be found on twitter. I was also tagged by the lovely Kimberley of The Colour Chronicles who can also be found twitter. Thank you, you three for thinking of me and tagging me! For this you need to say 10 things you love and 10 things you hate! Then tag some people as well as thank the person who tagged you! I do like tag posts because it allows you to get to know me a bit better!

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Monday, 20 July 2015

Zoella scrubbing me softly smoothing body scrub

Knowing the Body shop discontinued their sweet lemon body scrub, I am on the search for a new body scrub. With the Body shop scrubs being £13.00 (200ml) or £15.00 (250ml), I thought I would try something that is less expensive. At the time Zoella's new range was about to be launched in Superdrug stores in the United Kingdom. Another bonus is I am a university student and I have a NUS extra card, which gives you 10% off Superdrug! 

I love this packaging.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

LUSH think pink bath ballistic

This is a bath bomb I have seen reviewed a fair amount on beauty blogs. I really struggled to find this, until I visited LUSH Oxford Street. As far as I know, this is not a LUSH Oxford Street exclusive, but 2 stores I visited did not have this bath ballistic. At £2.65, this is cheaper then most bath bombs, but as shown below, it is smaller then the standard size of a LUSH bath bomb, the bath bomb on the left is guardian of the forest, a LUSH Oxford Street exclusive.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

My visit to Kew Gardens, London

My half sister and I had a day out at Kew gardens in south west London. Unfortunately not only did we go on a day it was raining, it was also the day the 24 hour London tube strike started! This resulted in the two of us leaving early to make sure we got home. I took over 100 pictures and it was difficult to choose my favourites to put on this blog post. More pictures from my day out at Kew Gardens can be found over on my Facebook page.

Peacock at Kew Gardens

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Keep calm and bath bomb - mini bath bombs*

I love a relaxing bath, I have used quite a few different bath products, but never any miniature bath bombs.  I was really excited to try these mini bath bombs by mango cosmetics.  These can be bought here from Amazon and retails at £12.99 for a box of twenty.

The box of miniature bath bombs.

These bath bombs are tiny, I have included a picture below comparing them to LUSH's intergalactic bath bomb. It is recommended to use five bath bombs at one time. There are ten different scents with five scents in each box. My box contained twenty five bath bombs as I was able to use the recommended five bath bombs per bath and I had five baths. If boxes contain twenty bath bombs you would get four baths using the recommended amount of bath bombs.

5 mini bath bombs compared to LUSH's intergalactic.

There is little information about Mango Cosmetics on the packaging or on Amazon. I could only find these bath bombs online, maybe they are a newer brand looking to expand, but I am not too sure. The bath bombs arrived within a few days of ordering and the box is sturdy enough to hold the bath bombs, though there was residue in the bottom that leaked.

five different scents of miniature bath bombs.

The smell as I opened the box was very strong.  The smell was a mixture of the scents of the bath bombs, but overall, very floral and slightly sweet. The lavender bath bombs had the most recognisable scent out of the five I had, I also had rose and lemon, but unsure on the other two. The bath bombs fizz a small amount in the bath and vary with how much they make the water change colour. The lavender, the lemon and the ocean dreams were the best three for changing the colour of the water, the other two did not change the colour at all, as shown below. The bath bombs did not have any benefits to my skin.

The rose bath bomb did not change the colour of the water.

Ocean blue gave the water a lovely sky blue colour.

I enjoyed using these bath bombs, they are a novelty and did make the water smell nice. I would not recommend these to people who prefer a bath bomb that gives the water a lot of colour, fizzes around the bath and makes your skin feel softer. These are more suited to those who want a scent in the bath with a very subtle colour difference to the water. A reviewer on Amazon said they will let her daughter use these, these could be fun for children too but parental supervision would be required as they are small.

*These bath bombs were not sent to me to review, but I had a code that enabled them to get them for free as I am a reviewer, so I have marked this as PR.

Friday, 3 July 2015

June Favourites 2015

I cannot believe it is July already! This year has gone so quickly! But with another month ending, comes another favourites post. My June favourites does not contain much in the way of make up, it was more of a month for improving my skin care routine and using up some older products.