D&G Unboxing!

Oh man, I should not be allowed in Duty Free. On Wednesday morning I flew out of Heathrow Terminal 5, and somehow between security and boarding I’d spent £80. To be totally fair, about £20 of that was on edible gifts for the fam! But anyway.

I’m a sucker for perfume and have had to throw out my Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey AND my Calvin Klein Eternity Moment in the last week because I’ve simply had them for too long and I used to keep all my perfume on my window sill – which I’m sure didn’t help. They smelled pretty acidic and actually made my skin tingle when I sprayed them, so, in the bin! My other ‘need’ (used very loosely), was a new foundation. I use a cheapo but wonderful luminous foundation from Collection Cosmetics (but it can sometimes be a little goopy and a lot of product comes out, which is pretty wasteful), and my absolute favourite Dior BB cream from their Nudeskin collection. I thought it was high time I got myself a ~fancy~ foundation, with better coverage than the BB cream but the same luminosity and glow as my Collection foundation.

In Duty Free I mooched about and swatched a couple things. The Mac counter was super, super busy so I gave it a miss entirely. I went over to Dior to try out their foundation options, though I had tried the Nudeskin foundation line when I bought my BB cream and wasn’t a fan – it seemed to make all the hairs on my face stand out! The lady working there was super lovely, but I wasn’t all that excited by the options. I’m really pale with large pores and quite bumpy combination skin, so it’s difficult to find something that really works. I passed on Tom Ford because it was just too expensive. They only stocked one Nars foundation and it may have been a bit old because it was really thick and, though it was the lightest shade, quite orange toned. My other option, which I’d been considering for a while because both my flatmates love it, is Estée Lauder’s double wear, but I was worried because I’d heard that it was quite thick. I did swatch it and was actually really impressed – honestly, I might cave and buy myself some on the way back home!

What I ended up buying though was D&Gs  The Foundation, of the luminous variant (the also had matte – which truly was super matte! But I like looking a bit dewy and having a glow, especially if I’m going to use a finishing powder anyway).

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Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub Review

More Lush-related posts from me, and nope, not even sorry!

This post is, believe it or not, not about a bathbomb or bubble bar – it’s about Rub Rub Rub, a fabulous pot of sea salty goodness.

I got this shower scrub in a gift box, which was part of my Christmas present from my boyfriend. I’d never branched out before, and had always kind of thought of Lush’s non-colourful, not-bathbomb stuff as being typically plant smelling and inexplicably gritty. Funnily enough, my favourite bathbomb and bubble bars are both ‘plant smelling’ and this product certainly has some of the gritty factor! I just have to face the fact that I’m totally Lush obsessed! Continue reading

Eyebrow Threading at Superdrug

Hi all! I had my first ever eyebrow threading experience, and wanted to share. I typically let me eyebrows do what the want, and I’ve had them waxed once before at Sephora (two Christmasses ago), and have waxed them twice myself using a little home kit. For the most part, it’s me tweezing the odd hair – usually in between my eyebrows, as it seems to grow pretty quick! I’m very fair and my eyebrows are very blonde, so I’m quite lucky in that I don’t reaaaally have that much to worry about with stray hairs being too visible.

I had them threaded at the Superdrug beauty counter on the Strand here in London. It was just £7 and took literally two minutes. You go up to the usual tills, say which treatment you want and pay there (and I used my beauty card + NUS card to get 10% off my total receipt – I was buying some conditioning stuff too for my hair!) Continue reading

Superdad Bathbomb

Hi all! Happy Monday! Today I had a shopping session at my local Lush (the tiniest Lush in the UK, it’s in Waterloo station!) ~ I had the loveliest chat with the lady working there and I ended up with two hair products, a soap, and this bathbomb (which was the only thing I had actually intended to buy haha)!

The hair products were definitely not my usual thing, I tend to only buy bathbombs and the odd bubble bar. However, my hair has been so brittle recently and one of my favourite Instagrammers (who happens to work at Lush) has recommend a fab conditioning treatment so I went in to ask about their hair-saving products. When I try them out, I promise to blog about them! Today I used the Superdad bathbomb and am saving the hair products for another day.

I started the bath with some remnants of a Brightside bubble bar, and I have to say the two scents work really well together!

Brightside is heavy on the orange, and Superdad is all about wood-y scents – sandalwood, guaiac wood and olibanum oil. It’s all calming and chill, and would be perfect for a candlelit evening.

The first drop:

I’ve never used two products at once, and I don’t know if it was for this reason or if it was just the bathbomb itself, but it was a slow burner! It went on for a long time, and there were still bits going half an hour into the bath. Continue reading

Breakfast of Champions

Oat queen is back! I had my last exam today and it was a morning one. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I currently have a head cold so am dosed up to the eyeballs, period started yesterday and it was barely short of brutal, and had under four hours sleep. Yeah. Not the best exam conditions, I have to say! I decided to combat my bad luck with a filling and nutritious breakfast (and a big cup of ginger tea to wash my handful of medication down with).

Instead of my usual quick oats I went for some regular ones. I went for 1/3 of a cup, 3/4 of a cup milk (my nose is blocked up beyond belief so I couldn’t give my dairy free alternatives a sniff test! They’ve been in the fridge for a while, and figured that having food poisoning on top of everything else would majorly suck). I’ve been having coconut drink with my oats a lot recently, so to make up for my lack of it, I went a bit overboard with the decimated coconut.

After a couple minutes of stirring my oats, milk and coconut, I stirred in a handful of frozen raspberries, and have it a couple more minutes! I served it up and did a big teaspoon of chia seeds over the top. This was definitely one of the sweetest breakfast I’ve had, and it was also a bit bigger than normal – I couldn’t finish it! I ate at around 6.30am and it’s now coming up to 1pm though, so it’s definitely kept me going. Good old brain food.

Happy hump day, all! Xx