Festive Lush Haul

For the Lushies of the world, this may be a shocking statement but: I have never tried a Lush bath product. Sadly, for the last few years I have lived exclusively in flats which only contained a shower, denying me the joys of bath bombs and bubble bars. However, when I popped into Lush recently to pick up a lip scrub the Christmas products caught my eye and, now that I have access to a bath, I was powerless to resist. Having never tried any Lush bath product before, I did feel slightly out of my depth but the ladies in Lush were absolute dolls and helped me pick out some lovely scented goodies.

Evening Skincare Routine For Dry Skin

Until fairly recently, skincare was never something I was all that interested in. For my entire adolescence, my skincare routine was limited to removing my makeup with a baby wipe and only moisturising before applying foundation. And I wondered why I had so many skin problems! Thankfully, I've come a long way since then; I have found a skincare routine that works pretty well for me and there's not a baby wipe in sight. I'll occasionally switch up which products I am using, but I never stray far from my basic 'cleanse, tone and moisturise' routine. I should note that I have a dry skin type, so these are the products I find work well to keep my skin in good condition. 

5 Under 5

While on occasion I may indulge in a splurge or two, when it comes to make-up I am definitely a budget girl at heart. There is a huge variety of products available for those with a small budget and you can find some real gems hiding in the aisles of Boots and Superdrug. With that said, here are five great products I've found that are under £5. 

Weekly Loves #2

First up is the Beauty UK High Brow kit, a budget brow palette that I have recently rediscovered. I went through a period of using this every day last year, then tossed it aside in attempts to add some variety to my brow routine. However, coming back to it now I remember why I liked it so much. It contains four brow shades which should cater to most hair colours, from blonde to black. I generally use the medium brown to shape, with a little of the light brown in the front my brows. It works a treat, and is a great option if you're on a tight budget. 

Weekly Loves #1

Everybody loves a weekly blog segment, so I thought I'd give this one a go. I may be getting ahead of myself by titling it '#1' and setting myself up for failure, but only time will tell. For now, I've got some products to natter on about so let's get to it.

A Lip Crayon Craze

In the beauty world, things always happen the same way. A brand, often from the higher end of the market, will create a new, 'revolutionary' form of product and then every other brand  will jump start to make their own version. This was certainly the case with lip crayon trend. It all started with the Clinique Chubby Stick (whether they invented the idea or simply were the first to bring it into the public eye, I am unsure). Then everyone else picked up on the craze, and suddenly every makeup stand in Boots is stocked with a different version. Personally, I have no problem with this as I am a massive fan of the lip crayon. A moisturising lip colour that can be easily applied without a mirror? I'm sold. So here's a look at my ever-growing collection of lip crayons.