Monday, 30 November 2009

Quick Fire Review: Lush Wee Harry/No Name Elf Bubble Bar

What It Promises:
A warm spicy bath experience, pure christmas indulgence!

First Impressions:
It's Christmas in a Bubble Bar, but I couldn't find an Elf with two eyes!

How did it go?:
It turned the water a really vivid orange colour, which I wasn't so crazy about, I felt a bit like I was bathing in Irn Bru!
It didn't feel as moisturising as a Star Melt, but when I shaved my legs in the bath, they were sooo soft, so who knows!

How much is it?:
£2.95 each, but I only used the 'hat' of wee harry and it was more than enough, about 3 or 4 more uses left!

Star Rating:

Where Can I Get It?:

Lush Stores Nationwide &

Click Here for other Quick Fire Reviews!


A 'Wee' Mystery!!

I had a dark plum nail varnish on when I used this bubble bar, and when I got out I noticed that the bubble bar had turned my nail varnish a greeny colour! Not unlike copper when it oxidises!! very bizarre.
Have you experienced this??

Lots of Love, Laura xxx

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday Night In & Out

I've had such a busyy weekend so I'm going to be a bit lazy with today's post!!


- Coral.
I'm talking coral blush, coral lipstick, coral clothing, i'm a definate 'coralista' at the moment, expect a post on my favourites :) curiously enough I am yet to own coralista blush!!
- Star Melt by Lush.
That Snow Fairy scent should have a warning on it, it's soo addictive.
- Lady GaGa - Bad Romance.
I first heard it and though, what? I heard it a second time and thought, wow. Love the song, lovvve the video! How much Alexander McQueen can you squeeze into one music video :)


-Lack of sunshine/daylight in my life.
I get up it's dark, I finish work and it's dark, where is the daylight in my day!! come back!
-Winter Weather.
You're causing havoc with my hair routine, go away.
- Christmas Panic.
The shops are slowly getting busier and busier, I want to do my shopping in peace thank you, calm down!

Right i'm off to have another lush bath (3 days in a row haha) to try some other new products.
p.s  I used No Name Elf yesterday, quite a mixed bag, but interesting!! Expect another quick fire review tomorrow!!

Lots of Love,

Laura  xxxx

Friday, 27 November 2009

Lush Star Melt, Quick Fire Review.

Quick Fire Review: Lush Star Melt

What It Promises:
The Icing Sugar in the Melt promises a sweet, moisturising bath experience.

First Impressions:
Smells Devine, Pretty!

How Did It Go?:
The smell was delicious, the bath went a creamy pink colour (not unlike yazoo) and my skin felt moisturised and soft.

How Much Is It?:
£2.45 each, It's so addictive it could end up being an expensive habit!!

Star Rating:

Where Can I Get It?:

Lush Stores Nationwide &

Click Here to see what I bought from Lush!!

Love, Laura xxx

Have Yourself A Lush Christmas!

Ever since I bought myself a star melt bath melt, a small snow fairy shower gel and snow fairy solid perfume a few weeks ago I've been itching to go back to Lush to get some more!

My decision was made for me when I found a 10% voucher in one of my draws when I was sorting out, that had to be used outside of December, so off to Lush I went :)

I bought (L-R)

- Star Melt Bath Melt x2
-Snow Fairy Shower Gel 500g
- No Name Elf Bubble Bar
- Cinders Bath Bomb

I had to stock up on Star Melt and Snow Fairy as I loveee the scent and the Star Melt is my favourite bath time product, ever!!

I love cinnamon in the winter time as it smells so warm and festive, so I was drawn to the No Name Elf Bubble Bar, it smells delicious so i'm excited to use it, my only complaint about this one is I couldn't find one with two eyes in the shop, so I have a one eyed no name elf!

The assistant in Lush pointed out Cinders to me as he saw what was in my basket, and after smelling it I had to get it, it's the right balance between spicy and sweet, so I think it'll make for a lovely bath!!

I'll let you know what I think of these products after I've used it, but i'll make it quick as I know a lot of these are going around at the moment!! I'll do a * rating I think!!

Are there anymore Lush christmas products you think I should try??

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Teeny Mini MAC Haul :)

I went to MAC on Saturday and it was sooooo busy that I had to literally fight my way to the counter!!

I really wanted to spend my time looking at the eyeshadows but I had lots of very impatient people trying to budge me and my friend out of the way, not cool.

So, I ended up getting one planned thing, and one unplanned but really nice thing :)

"Style" Blush & "Ravishing" Lipstick

You can probably tell from the picture that i've used them a few times already but I couldn't wait!!
I love them both! I'm on a real coral/peach kick at the moment, it's my favorite shade to wear.

Quick First Impressions -

Style blush is so pretty, it warms up my face and gives me a nice healthy glow without being too OTT.

Ravishing is just the right amount of coral to be suitable for day or night for me, I swatched quite a few of them and I just liked the look of this best :) It is a lustre so I feel like it's not as wow as i'd like it to be for evening, but it's such a pretty day lipstick or for a more casual night look.

I'm going to do a FOTD with these soon, so watch out! I'll actually make the effort to remember!!

Lots of Love, Laura xxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Barry M Lip Paint

I love Barry M, I think It's a fantastic drugstore brand and their products always seem to deliver, but I have never tried their lip paint!!

So I went on a little shopping trip on Sunday, and decided to buy two lip paints, in shade 147 and 145 :)

(the flash has kinda washed out the coral lipstick but it's much more vibrant in person)

I have to say, I am soo impressed with these two!

The lighter coral shade is a lot more matte than the hot pink shade, but I think it looks really cool when it's on, BUT it can look "chalky" if you're not careful, which seems to be the biggest down on the lip paints. I don't know if the hot pink is a newer formulation lip paint but it seems to be more creamy when I apply it.

This is how it looks on :)

147 - Peachy Coral

145 - Hot Pink

I only applied these quickly to take a picture but the pigmentation is insane for the price!

I haven't tested the longevity of the product yet during the day, but I plan to wear the coral one to work today to test it out! Coral lipsticks are fast becoming my new obsession!

I'd love to try some more of these, so if you have any "must have" shades, I'd love for you to tell me :)

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Dear Santa...

It's just over a month until Christmas so I'm starting to get excited :)


Dear Santa,

I've been a very good girl this year, I would like:

Stocking Fillers:

Mac Pro Pan Palette: I need to depot all of my single eyeshadows! It's so much simpler in one of these :)

Mac Nocturnelle: I swatched this today and I love it. It's the perfect party crease colour.

Burger Purse from Lazy Oaf ( Silly, but cute!

Burger Purse!!!

The Main Event:

Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci: Amazing!
A MAC Book: My laptop has gone to heaven and I want a new one!!
Cath Kidston Jumper: See HERE for my post on it!
MAC Kabuki.
Hugo Boss nice!!
A New Dressing Table, I waaaaant a mirrored one like this one :)

What are you hoping for this Christmas??

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

p.s I'm hoping to get to 50 followers so I can run a competition for you!!


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Nivea Visage Radience Boosting Daily Scrub...My Skin Saviour

My skin has been looking increasingly dull and uncared for recently, due to working late and a seriously lapse in skincare routine.
Even after I used my regular exfoliator (Benefit Honey, Snap Out Of It) & did a face mask (MAC Volcanic Ash) etc etc I still didn't feel like my skin felt boosted or fresh.

I was actually taking a shower at my mum's and decided to have a sneaky poke around her shower stuff whilst I was in there, and I saw this on the shelf in the shower. I decided she wouldn't mind if I tried it and I'm so glad that I did.

The usual scrubs I go for are more 'hands on' exfoliators with large bits of abrasive in them to work my skin, but I'm totally convinced that this is the way to go now.

The Nivea scrub is less gritty than a normal exfoliator and comes out more like a gel when you put it in your hand, but one you rub it on your face you can feel the tiny abrasive particles working their socks off!

My skin was left smooth, fresh and just looked more healthy. It reminded me of a more high end exfoliator and it's only good old nivea! It even left the sides of my nose really smooth as I seem to get dry skin there the most.

I went out and bought myself this the next day and I'm using it religiously, my skin is looking healthy and radiant.

I got this for about £5.00 which, for the results it's produced is fantastic!

Hope you're having a good week, I'm so excited about the Weekend/Friday!

Also I'm sooo close to 50! Thanks guys!!
I'm going to run a little competition once I get to 50 and I promise it'll be a good one! So spread the word!!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Blog Award

I was awarded the Kreativ Blogger award by Bits of Fluff , Thank You!

I have to give you 7 interesting facts about me, I will warn you, there will be 7 facts, but they might not be interesting!!

  1. I am really funny about certain foods, and they can only be eaten in a certain way, I have a bit of a system, but I have only ever fully explained the rules to my sister!
  2. I have REALLY curly hair, super tight ringlets, but I've been straightening it into submission for about 5 years now, so people are really suprised when I tell them, because unless you knew me from secondary school, you would never know.
  3. I am a classically trained singer, and I have Grade 8 in classical singing and Grade 8 in Musical Theatre. Snazzy!
  4. I sang solo for Liz...(The Queen)
  5. I drive the most rediculous car, It's a vintage mercedes pimp car and I look really small and stupid when I drive it because It looks like a man with copious amounts of gold chains should be at the wheel.
  6. I am half Scottish and whenever I go to Scotland or hear Scottish people, I can't help pick up the accent. Embarressing.
  7. My favourite drink is Sloe Gin & Lemonade...sorry this is a bit weak I couldn't think of anything else!!
I award this award to:

Jennifer-Rosellen - I love her blog and can't wait until she gets started again :)

Dainty Dollymix - A new find :)

Rottenotter's Thoughts - Most enjoyable.

Hannah - She always leaves lovely comments :)

I only have four because this award seems to be doing the rounds so didn't want to re-tag people, but I love you all!!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Monday, 16 November 2009

Whats In My Purse?!

I love these types of posts/videos so here is mine!!

This is the bag I always tend to use, it's either this or a black leather over the shoulder bag from topshop.

The bag is by Guess and it's the perfect size to hold all of my rubbish without being too big to find anything!

So...What's in my bag?!

It's getting colder now so I always have a pair of gloves in my bag, these are grey cashmere, they're so soft!

I'm using a brown leather purse from Accesorize at the moment, it's not that exciting but it does the job!
My Paying in book & Cheque Book
Sunglasses for driving! These were from Blacks haha
Animal Print Umbrella, I love it!
Handy Wipes from Superdrug, always.
Pen, you always need a pen!
Car Keys!

My Phone is an LG Arena, but I took the pictures with it, so it's not in here!
I don't carry many makeup items really, but I always have.

Lipstick - this one is Ambre Rose, Maybelline.
Snow Fairy Solid Perfume
Vera Wang Princess roll on, perfect for my handbag!

So that's it! Hope you have a great week!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx



Victoria - Nails Inc

Obviously free with Glamour!

The flash has brightened the colour up here but it's a much more rich deep red, very chanel rouge noir!!

I love the colour and nails inc have suprised me on this one, as i'm not completly convinced about the brand as a whole.

It's staying power has been good but I suspect it's the copious amount of top coat I applied to this first.

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Sunday, 15 November 2009


Just an extra brief post about my twitter account!!

I'm becoming addicted to twitter and I'd love you all to follow me, and I'd love to know how many of my followers have twitter so I can follow you too!!

My Twitter Name Is:


Hope you've had a great weekend, I'll be back this week with a proper post...promise!!

Lots of Love,

Laura xxx

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Saturday Lust List

It's been such a disgusting day outside I've just spent the last hour browsing my usual make up/fashion haunts online rather than brave the shops.

I have come the decision that I need (not just want) the following:

E.L.F single eyeshadow in amethyst. 

I'm curious to see how the new elf range stands up, and this colour is just too perfect for the holiday season.

Topshop Striped Tunic

Breton style tops have been a staple of my wardbrobe right through the summer and have carried my through into winter, add sleeves and blazer and you're laughing.

OPI - Suzi and the Lifeguard & Ate Berries In the Canaries. 
Just because!

Happy Weekend!! 

Laura xxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

In & Out, In & Out, Shake It All About!

It's nearly midnight and I'm trying to squeeze a blog post in, I'm going a bit loopy with fatigue so excuse the title...



My current favourite beauty product...I bought three new MAC Lipsticks the other day...
Utter Fun (LE Holiday)
Suprise Me (LE Holiday)

Girls Next Door

I wasn't sure about a new series of the GND, but I'm warming to the newbies, I E! and it's trashy television!

Free Nails Inc Nail Polish in Glamour.

Call me obsessive but I went to SIX different shops that sold Glamour so I could get my hands on Elizabeth St!! I also bought the really dark nail polish which is gorgeous too, I'm going to paint my nails with them tomorrow.

Day Off Tomorrow!!!

Yaaay!!! I'm going to catch up on pampering, book in my hair for the weekend, and do whatever I want!


It's been a nightmare the past few weeks.

Being seriously out of the loop with all of my best friends.

I miss them all!! Hopefully I catch up this weekend though.
Lazy Skincare.

I've been so tired/busy this past week I've seriously neglected my skin. It's starting to show...hello tired looking, break out skin...blurgh!!

Night Night Beauties


Sunday, 8 November 2009

My Life Will Not Be Complete Until...

I have this Cath Kidston Jumper....

Rosey Posey Knitwear! 

It's the perfect winter warmer!

Also loving the Cowboy Jumper haha...


They're both £75 from Cath Kidston and the Shetland Wool is bound to be super warm and soft...

I've been a very good girl this year santa, can I have one!?

Laura xxxx

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Overdue October Favourites

We're now full on into the month of November and I'm only just putting up my October Favourites! It's my favourite type of post so I couldn't not do it!!

I only have a few as I've been trying not to spend excessive amounts of beauty products this month, and I haven't had the time to shop!! Some are new finds, others are old friends.

Hello Kitty Beauty Powder Blush - Tippy

I always go for this blush if I'm in a rush or just need a quick flush on my cheeks, It's my perfect blush and I've been using it loads this month, I'm trying to go steady on it as it's a LE but I can't help but use it!

This photo doesn't reflect how pink this is, it's much more bubblegum in person.

Max Factor Second Skin Foundation -

Woah blurry picture...

Since I purchased this I've used nothing else, It's wonderful, I wrote a review on it a couple of weeks ago, so give it a read for the full story!! But in a few short words - BEST FOUNDATION ON THE HIGH STREET

MAC Paint Pot - Bare Study

I have been wearing this in the day nearly all month, It's just always next to my mirror when I'm doing my make up and It's the quickest way to faking flawless eye make up when paired with a neutral shadow.

Lush Snow Fairy Solid Perfume -

It smells like sweets, It's small enough to put in my pocket and It's not going to leak in your handbag, I heart Snow Fairy!!

So that's all I have for this month, what are you October Favourites?!

Also 9 followers to 50! Thank You to everybody who reads this, you're ace!!!

Laura xxxx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Blog Award

The "One Lovely Blog Award" is doing the rounds at the moment, and the wonderful Caz nominated me for it :), thank you!

The Rules:

1. Add the logo to your blog.

2. Link to the person from whom you received this award

3. Nominate 7 or more blogs

4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are "One Lovely Blog"!

I know this says I have to nominate 7 or more people but I know so many people have had this already so I just picked three, I hope that's not cheating!!

I've nominated -

Bits of Fluff - She's only got a few followers and she's lovely.

Rosie - I love her blog

Kate - I really enjoy this blog!

I'll be back soon with a proper post, (favourites perhaps?) but I'm minus a laptop charger so without photos.


Laura xxx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Teeny Tiny Lush Spree

Hi Everyone,

I went to Lush today and bought a few things so this is a teeny tiny haul post :)

Everything I picked up was from the Christmas collection and I love them all :).


I couldn't not put those names in pink!

They all smell of AMAZING, I've tried Snow Fairy shower gel before and loved it, so when I smelt the solid perfume I decided I couldn't leave without it.

I love how I smell of - A pick and mix when I rub some of this on my wrists and neck, but I doesn't knock you out with sweetness. It cost £5.75 for 10g, which doesn't sound amazing, but this will last ages, you only need a quick swipe to smell good enough to eat.

I Love It!

I also bought Star Melt, the christmas bath melt, I lovee it!! The assistant pointed it out and it's just as amazing as Snow Fairy, I can't wait to use it in the bath! The assistant told me it contain lots of icing sugar which will be nice!

I had to repurchase Snow Fairy, I only bought the 100ml bottle though as I didn't want to spend too much!


I hope you've all had a good week and have a relaxing weekend, also HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Laura xxx

p.s Have you tried any of these products?? Tell me!
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