04/03/2015

Lush Lip Scrub - Popcorn.

On a recent trip to Guildford I found myself in Lush. I was only intending on getting a face mask but you know how they always have those tubs of things at the till? Yeah, well I realised I should probably bin my current scrub and pick up a fresh one.

Since I've had both Mint Julips and the Bubblegum scrub in the past, I decided to opt for the Popcorn addition. The Popcorn scrub was a limited edition a few Christmases ago but it seems Lush decided to get rid of Sweet Lips (a chocolate scrub) and replace it with this in the permanent line up.


What www.lush.co.uk says:
Popcorn makes sure your lips are the main feature thanks to the special effects of coconut oil, sugar and sea salt. You'll be ready for your close-up once Popcorn’s sugar, sea salt and polenta combine with coconut and jojoba oils to buff and prime your lips – without leaving a film. Just gently rub the popping candy-sweet scrub onto your lips with a clean finger, and your Hollywood smile is all set.
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I will say before I start this, I know so many other bloggers have posts on how to make your own DIY versions for less. But in all honesty, I can't be bothered and it's just too messy. 

Anyway, on with the review! The scent of this scrub is pretty inoffensive, being neither too sweet or sickly. The scent comes from the two oils used in it, jojoba and coconut.

When using these scrubs, Lush say you can just pop it on your lips, rub all over and then lick it off. They've really got the taste of popcorn with this one. First of all you're hit with a salty sweetness, then you have the buttery flavour, finished off with just a touch more salt. Yummy! I haven't noticed any popping candy, though that is the second to last ingredient on the list.

Like all Lush scrubs, I find they get rid of any trace of dry or dead skin. It makes a perfect addition to my evening routine. I use the Popcorn scrub, followed by a slick of balm before bed and I wake up with super soft lips, that will look perfect with any lipstick be it glossy or matte.

If you haven't tried the lip scrubs, I can definitely recommend them. They do exactly what they're supposed to and are quite a bit cheaper than a lot of high end brands. Sara Happ lip scrubs are £19 for 30g of product. It also contains petroleum jelly which has mineral oil in it. Anyway, I'm getting off topic. As we all know, Lush is cruelty free. They use fresh ingredients (no nasties here) and all their current lip scrubs are vegan.
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Price:
£5.50 / 25g

Where to buy:
Lush
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23/02/2015

Carex Antibacterial Handwash - Bubblegum.

Just a quick one from me today, as it's approaching 4AM and I figure I should pop up a new post.


Anyone that's spent a considerable amount of time with me will know I go through handwash like nobodies business. Don't ask me how but I just do.

For the past few months I've been using the Carex Cola Bottles but I recently stocked up on this one and it's my new favourite. It has the perfect bubblegum scent without being overbearingly sickly. It almost smells good enough to eat but I'm guessing it wouldn't taste that great.

I feel like the Carex 'Fun' Scents are more aimed at kids but hey, who said there's an age limit on handwash?
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Price:
£1.60 / 250ml

Where to buy:
Sainsbury's and Tesco
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18/02/2015

Yankee Candle - Sweetest Valentine.

I know it's a little late but I thought I'd introduce you to my Valentine this year ...


Sweetest Valentine is a limited edition scent that comes out every year for (you guessed it!) Valentines day. It's one of very few swirl candles that Yankee do, meaning it only comes in the medium housewarmer jar.

Swirled together are the two scents sparkling cinnamon (red) and vanilla cupcake (white). I'm not big on pure cinnamon scented things but the vanilla cupcake gives it a delicious sweet edge.

It would seem it's sold out for this year, though you might be able to find it on eBay for a decent price. If you love candles with a really warm, comforting scent it's worth checking out when it's gets released again.
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16/02/2015

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue.

It's been a little long while since I last sat down and wrote a post. I won't bore with you the details as to why but I think I'm ready to start writing again. I come armed with a ton of photos and new products to review for you.

Following on from my last post I thought I'd post about some new Baby Lips. The Dr Rescue collection, it claims to be more moisturising than the originals.


What www.maybelline.com says:
No more basic lip balm
Medicated care + 12 HR hydration
Soothes quickly with a hint of eucalyptus.
Cools sore lips with a touch of icy menthol
In 6 (4 in the UK) new natural tints to even out lip tone for healthier-looking lips.

Why you'll love it:
Medicated care soothes sore lips and combats dryness
In 6 new natural tints
In 1 minute, lips feel soothed
In 1 day, lips look more smooth
In 1 week, lips are renewed.
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I was keen to see how these compared to the original line up. I love their ease of use (no fingers in pots here!) and their price point makes it perfect for keeping on me at work.

Too Cool is a colourless balm. Just Peachy has the most colour payoff and is a really pretty nude. Coral Crave is the one with the least colour, it has only the slightest tint. Pink Me Up has a slight bright pink tint. The colours are only very minimal, nothing too in your face. They all come with a fresh menthol scent.

I do find these a little thicker and have a little less slip than the originals. I do feel they are slightly more moisturising though I'm not sure I believe the claims in renewed lips. I adore the fresh scent and the very slight tingle.

I love the Baby Lips formula, it's very light for daytime wear and they're fairly cheap. I always pick them up when they're on 3 for 2. They're usually on some kind of offer so definitely check them out.
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Price:
£3.49 / 4.4g

Where to buy:
Boots and Superdrug
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