Sunday, 14 September 2014

Lush review: Stepping stone

So, I'm literally on my feet constantly and I'm usually subjected to dry feet that don't feel too fresh. 
I gather alot of people may feel like this, or is it just me? 

Rewind back in August, I visited Lush in Brighton (ah, my dream home), where I asked for recommendations for horrible dry and muggy feet- to which the assistant recommended this- Stepping Stone. 

Stepping Stone, £3.10 (each): 
There are just a few ways that you can use this. Break it off bit by bit and rub it against the base of the foot under warm water (my method) or to what the lovely lady in Lush recommended: pop it in a bowl of warm water and let your feet soak. 
It's made with Pumice powder, which is quite coarse- ideal for scrubbing the dead skin away, with anti-bacterial lemongrass, which helps combat foot odour and with a combination of Cocoa butter to prevent the skin from drying out. 

This is amazing but by far isn't a miracle worker! 
The hard skin on the base of my feet were starting to soften up- however by far didn't get rid of it completely but I must say my feet smelt so strongly of lemon and lime oils all day. 
Which is rather nice. 
Another downfall is the fact that it doesn't last long and for the price that it is- I would expect something a little bigger. 
Thoughts my fellow Lushies? 

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

EOTD: Smoked out Absinthe

Currently face-planting the keypad to my laptop- I just wanted to upload this eye look I did yesterday. 
Although I don't have a favourite colour- so to speak, I do tend to opt for a green based eye colour. 
This time, its a smoked out green. 

What I used:
-MUA Black eye pencil
-Dark Heart Designs (DHD), Absinthe- on the lids
-Dark Heart Designs (DHD), Limelight- in the crease
-Dark Heart Designs (DHD), Elizabeth- for a brow highlight
-Barry.M Liquid Liner, Black. 
-Miss Sporty Mascara in black
-Collection 2000 Gold Glitter Liner 

For those who like what I do and never know how to do a smokey or smoked-out eye make-up, this is something simple that you can try.

Use a normal black eye pencil (preferably one that can smudge) and apply that all over the lid but remain under the hollow of your eye. 
This will give your eye shadow a dark base in which to cling to. 
Then, apply the cool-toned green (Absinthe), over your lid- patting the eyeshadow on, not dragging. 
Also, you can apply this colour to the bottom lash line. 

Then taking that lime green shadow, apply it to the edges of the lid colour and blend it out- so that it looks seamless. 
Then apply a little bit of white beneath the brow- just to give the eye look some light. 

That is my quickie written tutorial for getting a smoked out eye and remember you don't have to use green- I just thought that it was handy to reference it here. 
Also some other tips, is to invest in some brushes. 
Not to mention, practice. 
I have been doing this for over four years and I am still learning, but what I have picked up so far has been due to alot of trial and plenty of errors. 
But there is nothing more sweeter than perfecting your craft!!

Thank you for reading.
You can find the colours that I am wearing and many other awesome colours from Dark Heart Designs! 

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Review: Key lime fizzing bath tart

Oh boy have I got some reviews for you, let alone a new aspect to this blog that should be live by the 10th September. 

But for now you shall get a review... 
Another bath product review and this time it isn't by Lush cosmetics OR Bomb cosmetics, but another Dorset-based company called Bath Bubble and Beyond. 

Earlier this month, I visited Bognor Regis and picked up two of these fizzing bath tarts from a gift shop for a couple of pounds each. 
I don't know where else you can buy these, apart from their website. But I highly recommend that if you can get your hands on these- do it, as they smell amazing! 

Key Lime Fizzing Bath tart:
It may look generic, but it smells immensely like lemons and lime. 
A complete citrus overload and embedded with glitter, making this the perfect bath time treat! 

When submerged in the water, the bottom half fizzies away immediately (like your normal bath bomb), whilst the yellow swirl gradually melts away, providing skin softening shea butter to the mix.
The bath water turns this pale green colour with an oily sheen on the surface and plenty of glitter. 
Don't forget the glitter. It gets everywhere.
Because of the shea butter, it left my skin feeling really freaking soft and as its infused with citrus scents, I literally smell like a pie.
(A Key lime pie to be exact) 
I really don't have a downside- some people may complain about the glitter, but I don't care. Give me plenty of the stuff. 

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