LUSH Shoot For The Stars

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LUSH shoot for the stars bath bomb
We're heading into official Winter time now and Christmas is fastly approaching. To me this is the perfect time for a luxurious LUSH bath! There's nothing better on a cold Winter's evening then getting into a hot, cosy and gorgeous smelling bath. Naturally I've picked up a fair few Christmas LUSH products (you can see my haul video here) and I'm really enjoying using them. 

LUSH shoot for the stars bath bomb
LUSH shoot for the stars bath bomb
One of the bath bombs I was most excited to use was Shoot For The Stars. I've never used this one before and I'm completely unsure why! This year LUSH have gone for a deep blue colour with three golden sparkly stars, it just looks so cute and cosy - perfect for night time. When I first gave this a sniff I was pleasantly surprised. This could be my favourite ever LUSH scent. It's just so gorgeously uplifting and calming. Shoot for the stars has a sweet honey scent with a fruity Brazilian orange and bergomot blend too. The scent is so delicious and soothing, all at the same time - I literally want to eat it! When I put this in my bath it instantly started dissolving and leaving my water a beautiful midnight blue. Once the bomb has done its job, you're left with 3 chunky golden shimmering stars that slowly dissolve, turning the water into a mesmerising dark turquoise with golden shimmers running through it (definitely a bath fit for a mermaid!). As soon as I got in, I felt my whole body just instantly feel silky smooth. Shoot For The Stars is packed full of moisturising oils (almond, bergamot and Brazilian orange) as well as cocoa butter, cream of tartar and coconut cream. I don't think I have ever had such a moisturising and soothing bath! 
The beautiful mermaid water, soothing honey scent and of course the moisturising oils made sure that this was the longest bath I have ever took. I was probably in there for about half an hour! This is the perfect bomb if you need to relax and unwind after a stressful and tough week. You can't help but just feel so calm and recharged. I can't recommend this enough, it's the perfect stress reliever and definitely one for night time. If you're having a tough time trying to get to sleep, Shoot For The Stars is just the thing you need. I've never felt so calm and cosy.

I can't wait to stock up on my new favourite LUSH product. Shoot For The Stars really is the perfect way to unwind.

What are your favourite LUSH products beauties?


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5 Family Halloween Films

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Family Halloween Films Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2, Hocus Pocus, The Little Vampire, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Halloween is fast approaching and it's time to get into the spooky spirit! To me Halloween is a time of fun and enjoyment that involves food and films! You don't have to love horror films to enjoy Halloween. Today I'm going to share five family festive favourites.

1. Hocus Pocus. Now this is THE mother of Halloween films. To me you can't go a Halloween without watching Hocus Pocus, it's a family favourite. Hocus Pocus is filled with fun and laughs thanks to the three gruesome witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy) that are  accidentally conjured up one Halloween night by 3 feisty kids. The witches are set to put a spell on the whole town, can the kids stop them?

2.Hotel Transylvania. Now I think this is my favourite Halloween film. In a nutshell - Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) runs Hotel Transylvania and invites all his monster friends (Frankenstein, The Mummy & his wife, The Invisible Man, the Werewolf Family and many more) to his Daughter, Mavis' (Selena Gomez) birthday party at the hotel. The party is going great until an ordinary human stumbles into the hotel and changes everything. Hotel Transylvania will have the whole family laughing all night long. The script and comedy are brilliant and the thought and imagination that have gone into this film really make it fantastic!

3.Hotel Transylvania 2. Count Dracula opens up Hotel Transylvania to monsters AND humans for the first time since his daughter has settled down and started a family with a human. Dracula hopes that his vampire genes would be passed down in full force to his half vampire/half human grandson Dennis. Dracula rounds up all his monster friends up again to help him push his Grandson to find his vampire abilities in their very own monster boot camp. Again this is a Halloween masterpiece, filled with so much comedy and laughs.

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is THE perfect film if you're a massive Halloween & Christmas fan! This is essentially bringing the two together. Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King from Halloween Town stumbles upon Christmas Town and wants to learn more. He becomes converted to Christmas and wants to spread the Christmas joy in his Halloween Town. Will the residents of Halloween Town be able to pull of a Christmas like the residents of Christmas Town? (Kidnapping Santa on Xmas Eve probably isn't the best way to start!).

5. The Little Vampire. This ones a little more suited for the kids! A bit more cheesy, but it definitely will get you in the Halloween spirit. Little Tony moves to Scotland with his family and struggles to make friends, until one night a kid vampire flies in through his window and a new friendship is born. He then learns his new best friend Rudolph the vampire and his whole race are threatened to be wiped out by the vampire hunter, can Rudolph and Tony stop him?


What are your plans this Halloween?

Happy Halloween!

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Autumn Lipsticks

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Autumn Lipsticks

I'm back with my last Autumn themed makeup picks post! Of course I do have more Autumn and Halloween posts and videos so don't you worry, but this will be my last Autumn picks this year. I want to finish with a bang and share with you my all time favourite Autumn lipsticks! I do have a video for you if that's more your thing...


I'm a big believer in the warm nudes, dark reds and deep purples in the Autumn time. I think they just warm up your look and really look great with the seasonal colours. I've talked more in depth in my video about each shade and you can also see me wearing each one, but in a nutshell:

NARS Audacious Anita | A beautiful satin warm rose nude. Looks great all year round, gives a gorgeous finish and very comfortable to wear.
MAC Brave | Similar to Anita but more pink toned. This is a matte finish and will give you that Kylie Jenner look we all crave!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Kate 107 | A must have in your makeup bag! A complimentary deep cherry red. Matte finish. Looks amazing this time of year and brings out the whiteness in your teeth.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate 30 | A berry plum with a creamy finish. Similar to MAC cremesheens.
MAC Rebel | A satin finished pinky plum, a great berry shade this time of year.
MAC Diva | A more vampy deep burgundy red with a dark purple hint. the perfect matte to add a bold statement to your Autumn look.

I've really been loving bringing out my favourite Autumn lipsticks, what are your favourites this time of year beauties?


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Maybelline Colorshow Preppy Woman | The Perfect Autumnal Nail

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Maybelline Colorshow Preppy Woman Nail Polish Dear Magenta, Top Coat Tweedy and Runway Rose
I'm back with another Autumnal post (no surprise there!). I've talked about Autumn Eye Shadows, Autumn LipsticksAutumn Candles and now it's time for my Autumn Nail Polish. I want to talk about one brand in general Maybelline. Maybelline sent me three of  their new Preppy Woman shades and I have fallen in love with them!

If you're looking for that sophisticated neutral Autmnal hue to warm up your look this Winter, this may just be the collection for you. These gorgeous winter warmers all have a gel based formula giving you a professional and polished look. The polish glides on so smoothly thanks to the tapered edged brush. For me the tapered edge is a must, I just can't get on with a polish that doesn't have this shaped brush. The brush makes it so easy and quick to apply, reaching into all corners and groves with no mess. This quick drying formula lasts me over a week and I have a very manual job and use my hands a lot, I'm very impressed with the formula and the lasting finish! I have 3 of the 4 new shades:

Maybelline Colorshow Preppy Woman Nail Polish Swatches Dear Magenta, Top Coat Tweedy and Runway Rose
Dear Magenta | Sophisticated magenta plum
Top Coat Tweedy | Gold and silver 'shred' top coat
Runway Rose | Warm rose beige neutral

At the moment I'm wearing Runway Rose, it's the most beautiful warm neutral shade. This is so perfect for Autumn time. I love these earth neutral hues, they look great with any outfit! I've been wearing Top Coat Tweedy on my ring finger to give my nails a bit more of a shimmering, festive look. Thanks to the gold and silver 'shred' like specs, Top Coat Tweedy will look great with a million different shades and finishes, it's especially perfect for this time of year with all the festivities!

If you're looking for the perfect autumnal nail polishes, then check out Maybelline's new Colorshow Preppy Woman collection beauties!


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Bath & Body Works Autumn Haul

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Bath And Body Works Autumn Haul Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow 3-Wick Candle, Pumpkin Pecan Wt Cinnamon Puaffles 3-Wick Candle, Leaves 3-wick Candle, Honeycrisp Apple 3-wick Candle, Sweet Pumpkin Mini Candle, Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Gentle Foaming Hand Soap and Golden Autumn Day Hand Cream
I cannot express how excited I am to share this post with you! If you haven't seen my Bath & Body Works Autumn Haul video then this is the post for you.  I've managed to get my hands on some gorgeous Autumn Bath & Body Works treats in the UK! Every year I'm just so jealous of  everyone getting all the gorgeous Autumn B&BW goodies that aren't available over here. It doesn't look like I'll be making my way over to America any time soon, so I just knew I had to find a way to get all the Autumn goodness! So I asked Twitter and a lovely girl replied saying I should use the service GoSend, so that is exactly what I did - and here is the outcome.


Go Send are a shipping service and in a nutshell, they give you an American address you can get things posted to, then Go Send will send it to you in the UK. Go Send are the middle man. Enough of the boring details let's talk about candles!

Bath And Body Works Autumn Haul Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow 3-Wick Candle and Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Bath And Body Works Autumn Haul Pumpkin Pecan Waffles 3-Wick Candle and Honeycrisp Apple 3-Wick Candle
Bath And Body Works Autumn Haul Leaves 3-Wick Candle, Golden Autumn Day Hand Soap and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Mini Candle
I found it soooo hard to choose what candles to pick, B&BW have so many Autumn candles that sound so delicious. After probably about an hour on the site, I managed to make a decision. The first candle I thought just sounded delicious was Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. This is such a cute candle, it's a lovely cream colour so it looks great everywhere and it has just the cutest bronzed pumpkin lid! This looks so festive. Of course this smells delicious, sweet and creamy with a warm toasted marshmallow scent.
Next I wanted something that just screamed Autumn, so I picked up Leaves. To me this is literally Christmas in a jar! It's a lovely spicy scent, with a fresh red apple hint to it. This candle is very warming and indulgent. If you've ever been to Hamleys at Christmas time, this is exactly what this smells like!
Next I thought I'd pick up something more fruity and fresh and I had my eye on Honeycrisp Apple. To me this smells exactly like LUSH's festive bath bomb, So White. It has a gorgeous fresh fruity apple scent that I think everyone would love. This would be a gorgeous gift, it's sweet and fruity - how could you not love this!?
The last 3-Wick candle I picked up was Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. This is another sweet warm Autumn scent. It will make any room so cosy and warm with it's Maple Syrup waffle scent. If you love a sugary scent, this is the one for you.
 I also picked up a mini candle because there are just so many scents to choose from, I wanted to try as much as I could without spending hundreds of pounds so I picked up Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. To me Cinnamon is just such a festive scent, the spicy warmth makes any room more cosy. This little cutie also has a creamy vanilla hint to it so it's not too overpowering. This is the perfect blend of sweet and spice.
One of the other products I wanted to try from B&BW were the Gentle Foaming Hand Soaps. These just sound amazing and I chose Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte. I love the sweet toasted smell of marshmallows and I love that they've put a pumpkin latte festive twist on this. The hand soap comes out so creamy and soft in a luxurious foam. This is so creamy on the hands and smells amazing! I wish I picked up so many more of these!
Last but not least I got myself a hand cream as I was in desperate need of one with the weather changing. I chose Golden Autumn Day. This is such a beautiful fresh mandarin scent. The cream is soft and luxurious and the scent lasts forever. I've really enjoyed using this and I can't wait to try more.

So that's all my Autumn Bath & Body Works goodies I picked up. I can't wait to make another order! They have so many amazing scents and their products are beautiful and such great quality. There's always so many great deals on the site, so if you're after some new festive treats, definitely try Bath & Body Works!
UK beauties we can get our hands on these gorgeous treats, just use Go Send!

What are your favourite Autumn scents?


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Autumn Eye Shadows

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Autumn Eye Shadows NARS Kalahari Duo, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Fantasy, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Charlotte Tilbury's Golden Goddess Luxury Eye Shadow Palette, MAC Mulch & MAC Cranberry.
Finally it's time for all the Autumn posts and I couldn't be more excited! I have lots of Autumn and Winter goodness coming your way and today, I thought I'd talk about some of my favourite Autumn eye shadows. Last year I talked about my favourite Autumn Bronze Eye Shadows and this year I want to do a bit more of an updated version.

Autumn Eye Shadows NARS Kalahari Duo, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Fantasy.
I still want to include my NARS Kalahari because it's just sooo pretty! I'm not going to talk about this too much as I did last year too, but it's just the perfect little duo for Autumn time. It has a beautiful shimmering bronze shade and a matte warm bronzed chocolate. These are the perfect pair to give you a warm glittering Autumn eye look. I like to use the shimmer for the base and matte in the crease, it's great for everyday - definitely a duo to get your hands on.
The newest addition to my eye shadow collection is Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Fantasy. Maybelline have bought some new gorgeous shades out this Autumn and I'm loving Fantasy right now. It's a beautiful metallic shimmering bronze with a gorgeous silver flex running through it. I want to describe it as a bronze taupe but funnily enough Maybelline already have a 'Bronze Taupe' in this range. I love the fact you don't need any other shadows when you use the Color Tattoos. I like to just blend this in with my fingers and it creates a look all by itself. Apply it deeper in the crease and you won't need anything else.

Autumn Eye Shadows Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess Luxury Eye Shadow Palette
Another palette that just has Autumn written all over it is Charlotte Tilbury's Golden Goddess Luxury Palette. These have got to be some of the softest and creamiest shadows I have ever used. They feel so soft, almost like a cream shadow even though they are powder - it's mind blowing! All the shades in this are just so perfect for Autumn, I've done a full post on all the shades here. Today I'm going to talk about the first shade in the palette, a warm champagne shimmer. This is the perfect base to any bronze eye look. I like to pair this with the last shade in the palette. The reddish golden bronze. I use this shade in the crease for a bronze eye with a warm red hint. I can't wait to bring this palette out again, all of the shades are just beautiful.

Autumn Eye Shadows Urban Decay Naked Palette, MAC Mulch and MAC Cranberry
Another newby this year to my collection is the original Urban Decay NAKED palette, how have I only just got this!? I'm a massive bronze eyes fan, so this is literally the perfect palette and definitely perfect for Autumn. The two shades I've been drawn to recently are Sin for the base and Sidecar in the crease. Sin's a shimmering pink champagne, great to give you a light shimmering base. The one I've really been loving though is Sidecar. Sidecar is a true golden brown bronze. It's just beautiful, I can't stop staring at it. The formula is lovely and creamy, it's so soft to the touch. Of course the shade blends beautifully. Sidecar really adds a gorgeous warmth to your look for the Autumn time.
Last but not least I want to share two of my favourite MAC eye shadows from my palette, that I think will be perfect this time of year. The first is Mulch, another bronzed brown with a tiny bit of golden shimmer. Mulch is a velvet finish so it has a gorgeous soft formula, making this so easy to apply and blend. Another warm neutral shade perfect for Autumn time. The last shadow I want to talk about is Cranberry. I haven't even used this yet but I bought it recently especially for Autumn time. It's a beautiful (you guessed it) cranberry red with a warm purple tint to it. This is going to be lovely this time of year, the shimmer is subtle and it does feel a little festive. I can't wait to use this, I think this is going to be the perfect shade to steer me away from my usual golden bronzes.

I hope you've enjoyed this years Autumn eye shadows, what are your favourite shades this time of year?

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