Friday, 28 September 2012

Lush's Rub Rub Rub Review

Hey guys,

Now, since I work at Lush I thought I should tell you that for any Lush reviews I will do, I either got a sample to try or have paid for it myself. I do get discount but these are all my own views, so if I don't like it I'm going to tell you, and if I love it I will also tell you! So, with Rub Rub Rub I did get a sample of it but ended up really liking it so I bought a full sized one for myself. 

Rub Rub Rub is designed to be an exfoliator but also a shower gel, which is something I have never come across before! Its made from sea salt, lemon juice and lemon oil which remove the dead skin leaving you feeling refreshed, but with soft moisturised skin.  

The texture of  Rub Rub Rub changes when you use it. First if you like having a bit more exfoliation, apply it onto dry skin, then slowly add water which will dissolve the salt and get the gel into a lather. On wet skin you will get a less abrasive scrub, but still a really good exfoliation, then a lot of lather. It smells, to me, like the sea side, really salty but with a hint of lemon. Normally I love foody smells but I really like this too!

Have you tried this scrub before? 

Leave me a comment,

Emily x

Thursday, 13 September 2012

I Got A Job At Lush!!

Hey guys,

Little update today just to tell you lovely people I got a job! I am now working at Lush and I'm so excited, it really is my dream job. I had my first shift yesterday and I loved it, I wake up in the morning & genuinely look forward to work. Plus I had a couple of people sniffing me then asking, “Have you been at Lush?" Ahaha! That really did make me laugh!

So yeah, I know ive not been posting but real life has been getting in the way and I've just not felt like blogging. Beauty just isn't that important to me right now.

Leave me a comment,

Emily x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

MAC Speak Louder Lipstick

Hey guys,

Well I bought a new lipstick again, it was such an impulse buy!

I got MAC's Speak Louder Lipstick which is described as a “clean poppy blue pink.” To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what they mean by "clean" or "poppy" but I can make a guess. 

It’s a vibrant pink with I think poppy/reddish-orange undertones, not as blue as Pink Nouveau. It isn't as neon as Impassioned but still bright enough to make a statement, hence the 'poppy'?!

I think it is a easy colour to wear on all skin tones as it has just the right mix and hints of colour. The finish is a creamsheen, yet I think has a low-sheen finish but is creamy on the lips, hence the 'clean'?

It is an opaque colour with one swipe, and lasts around 4 hours. This does need well exfoliated lips as its not very hydrating and it does slightly tug when applying.

Have you tied Speak Louder?

Whats your favourite MAC Lippie?

Leave me a comment,

Emily x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Accessorize Intense Colour Lip Gloss Review

Well hello everyone :D

Today I'm going to do a review of  the Accessorize Intense Colour lip gloss as I have been loving it lately! 

The colour of the gloss is called Spark and is a strawberry/raspberry colour, which really stands out on the lips. The pigmentation is really good for a gloss, it's almost a liquid lipstick! There is no glitter or shimmer or sparkle in this which for me is great.

The formula is quite thick but not at all sticky, and has a lovely scent to it. Almost vanilla but for me, more like custard cream biscuits! The colour applies evenly and smoothly, plus it doesn't settle into the fine lines in your lips. 

The lasting power is also great as it lasts around 1-2 hours, but even when it does come off a slight raspberry tinge is left which is really pretty.

The packaging is also something I think is pretty, I mean some may hate it but I don't. I think it stands out from the crowd with the leopard print and rose lid which like I said I think is cute. The wand of the lip gloss is a doe foot applicator which I am not bothered about, I neither love or hate it. But I do like the fact it seems to just get the right amount of product on the applicator. 

So if you cant tell, I really like this! Plus when I last checked it was 1/2 in Superdrug. 

Have you tried anything from Accessorize?

Leave me a comment,

Emily x

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Hey guys!

Another Lush product review today, which probably wont be a surprise if you've read my blog before since I really love Lush :D 

Now I'm sure you Lush fans out there would have already heard about the Lush lip scrubs. But for those that haven't they are basically a mix of fair trade sugar and moisturising castor oil, which you scrub into your lips to remove cracked dry skin.  I have very dry lips myself and they get even dryer in this current change of weather and this lip scrub has definitely made an immense improvement on them. 

There are three Lush lip scrubs to choose from Mint Julips, Sweet Lips and Bubblegum. Personally Bubblegum is my favourite as it smells delicious but it tastes delicious too! When using the lip scrub all you have to do is rub it into your lips with your fingers and then just lick it off. It's perfectly safe to eat since the scrub is made from castor sugar.  It is quite abrasive and can leave your lips feeling sore if used too often, so I choose just to use it every morning and occasionally in the evening before I go to bed. After I've scrubed my lips I just apply some lip balm and tada! Soft and smooth lips.

In short, I adore this product and now will never go without it! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has trouble with dry, chapped lips.

The Bubblegum Lip Scrub retails at £5.25 which is expensive for a small pot of sugar, but in my opinion completely worth it.

What's your favourite Lush product?

Leave me a comment,

Emily x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Lush Tiny Hands Review!

Hey guys,

This post is going to be a review on the Lush product Tiny Hands, I've been using this product for a while now, about a year so I think it's time for a review!

Tiny Hands is a solid moisturising bar in the shape of little hand and works just like Lush massage bars, you just warm it in the hands and rub in. The serum is designed to soften and soothe your hands but not leave a sticky or oily residue behind. Personally, I never use hand moisturisers as I feel they all leave my hands feeling greasy, as if they never quite sink into my skin properly. However this one, although it is greasy for a little bit perhaps 5-10 minutes, sinks in and leaves them unbelievably soft.

The only thing I'm not too keen on is the smell. Lush describes it as; "A wonderfully light floral fragrance of chamomile, marigold and lime flower oils." But urgh, its just not my scent at all, I think its the marigolds so I wish it was sweeter! Other than that I love this product!

Tiny Hands retails at £4.15 for a 60g bar. 

Do you guys use hand creams?

Leave me a comment,

Emily x

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Monthly Empties

Hi guys,

Well it's officially September, and with that the weather in Newcastle has really become cold - like under 10°C! So with the start of a new month comes the empties post of the month, or in my case a collaborated July and August monthly empties.

I haven't used up many products, as I've been swapping and changing them up over the month or so.

Lush Dirty Spray - I will and always repurchase this! I love it so much, you can read my review here.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation - Although there is still a few applications left in the bottle, I thought I would include it. I really like this foundation because the texture is so light and liquidly, meaning it blends like a dream. The finish is natural, lightweight, non-sticky and slightly dewy. 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - I've already repurchased! I really like this powder as makes you look flawless! It makes your skin appear matt but not flat, and leaves your skin looking airbrushed. 

Lush Mask of Magnaminty - I will repurchase this too, as soon as I am finished with my other face masks. I like the way it exfoliates my skin, but also leaves it feeling refreshed without being too dry.  I also really love the smell!

Sunsilk Leave-in Balm - FINALLY THIS IS EMPTY! I mean this was ok, but my it lasted for so long I got sick of it. It did make my hair smooth and smell nice, but I probably will not repurchase it.

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Deep Nourishment Intensive Mask - Yummy! I love this so much! I actually have 4 more of these. I have been using this as a daily conditioner, as I love the way it makes my hair feel and smells. 

Herbal Essences Smooth and Soft Sensuously Smoothing Intensive Mask - I already have another one of these in my stash so no need to repurchase yet! But I do really love the Herbal Essences masks, they are so good for the price.

Hopefully I can finish more products by the end of September!

Leave me a comment,

Emily x