Lush Mini Product Reviews! (Blogmas, Day 16 )

Hi my lovelies,

For today’s post, I’m reviewing my new purchases from Lush! I’m a huge fan of Lush, and I picked up a good few things the last time I was there, a lot of which I haven’t used before. It’s not really Christmassy, but some of this is from their Christmas collection, so I thought I’d slip this in there for something a bit different! If you saw my Manchester Haul, you’ll know what I bought, but here I’m being a little more in depth!

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How I spent my Birthday + Manchester Haul! (Blogmas, Day 7)

Hi my lovelies!

I’m back with another blogmas post! I’m getting pretty good at this blogging every day malarky, even though it’s taken lots and lots of prep and post writing, brainstorming etc. Today’s post is all about how I spent my birthday last week, and what I bought while I was in Manchester!

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Okay, so every birthday for the past four or five years, I’ve taken the day off and gone to the christmas markets in Manchester, just me and my mum. It’s a tradition now! This year was no different and off we went bright and early to catch our train. It’s about 45 minutes into Manchester from where we live, but it’s worth the trip to do some serious shopping and have that ever so lovely mulled wine (or amaretto hot chocolate, yum!) before having some food!

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We always hit all the stalls, and manage to get lost every time trying to find our way to the town hall and Spinningfields and we stuck to the tradition this time but with a twist as we found our way there quite easily, but then couldn’t find our way back! Our time was mostly spent browsing the stalls and trying to keep warm – we didn’t get much from the markets, but my mum bought a beautiful silver ring at the Affleck’s pop up in the town hall (and I would have bought a dress if they had it in my size)

 

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Feel Unique’s Pick N Mix Samples Service! (Soooo Good!)

Hi my lovelies,

If you’re anything like me, you’ll absolutely love this new service from Feel Unique! Whereas in the states you can walk into any Sephora and request a sample of something, beauty stores and brands are not so generous over here in the UK. This is partially because drugstores/department stores normally have testers that you can sample in store to see whether you like the texture and so, but with makeup products you need to see how they wear through the day, or especially with skincare items you need to see how they work out over the course of a week or so.

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Overall it seems to be a lot more difficult to get good samples in the UK – Step in Feel Unique, who have added this lovely little addition to their website! Basically, you choose five samples to receive out of literally hundreds (I just checked, there are 416 to choose from right now!) – there’s skincare, hair products, body products, fragrance and even some makeup in there (though you have to be quick to get those!). I’m a big fan of Feel Unique, as they carry lots of brands I love, give you a 10% code off your fave brand for life, and often have great new products and sales! Plus shipping is free over £15!

The Pick N Mix service is technically free, although you do have to pay Feel Unique £3.95 in postage and handling for your samples. However (and this is one of the best bits) they’ll send you a voucher for the same amount off your next purchase with them, which I think is pretty great! You can order samples once per month.

You can find out more info on Feel Unique’s website! || Terms and Conditions

If you haven’t used Feel Unique before, you can also use my link to create an account (well worth it) and get 15% off your first order! 

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A Rather Successful Trip to TK Maxx – Mini Haul!

Hi my lovelies,

Happy Friday! (Or is it Fri-Yay?!)

Is is just me, or has TK Maxx massively stepped up its game recently? All I used to find were damaged palettes, ten million nail polishes and the odd gem that is actually really good. They seem to have had somewhat of a beauty and makeup overhaul over the last few months, and I’m finding more and more bargains in my local store!

So here’s what I picked up from TK Maxx on my last trip. Spoiler: I saved a ton of money!

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Beauty Bay Makeup Haul!

Hi my lovelies,

You guys know I can’t resist a sale, so I caved yet again and bought a few things I’ve had my eye on from BeautyBay.com last week. They had a bank holiday sale (£10 off a £50 spend), so I definitely took advantage of it! Here’s what I ended up with! Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see a full review of any of these products!!

Also, apologies for this post being incredibly late, I have had zero time to blog over the last week or so. Rather than post something I wasn’t happy with, I decided to put it off until I could give you guys a well written post with some good pictures that I hope you’re used to from me. I’m definitely going to try and schedule blocks of writing time in the future, so please bear with me!

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Onto the haul!

So what did I buy?

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Huge Colourpop Haul!

Hi my lovelies,

So you may have seen the news that Colourpop started shipping worldwide recently, and to me that meant I could finally put in an order from a brand that I’ve been lusting after for ages now! My order finally arrived, and so here are all the lovely goodies that I ordered! I decided to try out a bit of everything, so grab a cuppa, because this haul is massive! Also, how cute is this little handwritten thank you they sent in the box???

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So what did I order?

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Review: Sleek Power Plump Lip Pencils!

Hi my lovelies,

So as you’re probably aware of by now, I am ridiculously obsessed with Sleek Makeup’s Solstice Highlighter palette! Lately I’ve been giving this brand a bit more of a try and picked up some of their new Power Plump Lip Pencils from Boots to test out, and that’s what this post is all about!

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Product: Tingly lipstick pencils that plump up your lips to make them look fuller for that Kylie Jenner look. These come in six shades and I picked up three from Boots!

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Review: Grounded Grapefruit Coffee Body Scrub! (And a Blogging milestone!!)

Hi my lovelies,

So today’s post is going to be all about skincare, and I’m going to share with you a new find of mine: Grounded Coffee Scrubs! This is also my 100th blog post here on WordPress, so kind of a milestone for me! Yay too 100 posts, and I’ve loved blogging so far for the past 7 (ish) months and want to thank all of you for being here with me so far! I hope you lovelies are enjoying my blog so far and I am super excited for the future!

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Grounded are a range of body scrubs, hair masks, lip balms and other natural products that got snapped up on Dragons Den last year. You can buy them from Boots on the high street, which is where I got mine! I knew I had to get the grapefruit one, because I’m obsessed with citrusy scented products, and grapefruit is definitely my favourite! They do sell different versions of this scrub, which have different additional benefits and different scents, such as orange, coconut and peppermint! Grounded say that these scrubs will exfoliate, hydrate and firm skin while still remaining natural and cruelty free; and I am all for all of that, so off I went and put it to the test!

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Drugstore Beauty Haul! Ft Sleek, Garnier, L’Oreal and Grounded Coffee Scrub!

Hi my lovelies,

I thought I’d use this post to share with you a few beauty products that I picked up in the last week or so! It’s mostly skincare (mostly face masks, actually), and you can pick up all of these from the drugstore, so they’re nice and affordable too!

 

Face Masks – I went a little overboard here, I can’t help myself when it comes to face masks!

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  • Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks

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Mini Clinique Haul and Free Summer Gift!

Hi my lovelies,

You probably all know by now that Clinique is my absolute fave beauty brand, so I thought I’d share with you all today a couple of things I bought from my local Clinique counter a couple of days ago, and talk about their free summer gift (because who doesn’t like free things!).

I nipped into town to do a little shopping and head into Debenhams for a much needed Clinique purchase as I’m almost completely out of my holy grail eye makeup remover – their Take The Day Off for Lids, Lashes and Lips! I trust this more than anything else to budge the unbudgeable waterproof mascara that comes out in summer for me!

What I bought:

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