Tuesday, 28 May 2013

NE Lush Event and Wear Your Sunday Best - Part One

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a very busy Sunday, as I had a few blogger events to go to, which was very exciting as this never happens to me!

Firstly I met up with the lovely Laura from Laura Bella, to have a mooch around the shops, which mainly involved us heading to all the beauty departments in the Metrocentre, we managed to get a sample of Dior's BB Cream too so I will be doing a review soon.
We then went to meet up for lunch with other 'up North' bloggers, which was really nice, it was kindly organised by theNEbloggers.

We all then headed to the NE Lush event which had been organised by Danny from Adventures after Hours, who is the manager of the shop.

When we arrived at the shop we were introduced to the other staff members, they all explained to us why they had wanted to work for Lush and why they really enjoy their jobs, it was really great to see how enthusiastic everyone was about Lush as a company.

If I'm honest I did think I already knew what Lush was about, I knew it was against animal testing and focused on natural ingredients, surely that's all Lush is? But I was really surprised to learn how innovative the brand really was, Danny explained that the company really encourage their staff to come up with ideas for new products and get them involved in the creation process, I think a lot of companies could learn so much from this way of working, and their head office in Poole sounds soo much fun!
I was also surprised to learn that Lush has a large market in Japan, so when the Tsunami happened in 2011 they not only wanted to create a product to help raise money for the relief effort but also to help stimulate the economy in Japan by using ingredients they can source there, the end product was the Yuzu and Cocoa BubbleroonI think it's such an amazing thing for a company to do, I get really effected when you hear about tragedies on the news so it's great to hear of a company with sounds ethics to actually think about what can they do to help.

So as well as getting to hear about Lush as a company we had an opportunity to make a bath bomb and a facial cleanser!!
We all watched as the pro's showed us how to make a Space Girl bath bomb, we all then queued up to get all the powder ingredients and give them a good shake in our paper bags. When all the ingredients were mixed together, we had the messy job of putting them in their moulds, I thinks I was probably a bit more messy then other people. It was really fun making the bath bomb, and I can't wait to try it out!

We all then went to make the Angels on Bare Skin facial cleanser, everyone got involved in adding all the ingredients and mixing it all together, when it had reached a dough like consistency Danny rolled it up and cut it into slices to make the cleanser, and we all got a slice to take home. I have tried this at home, it is a strange solid texture but when you add water it turns into a milky formula with exfoliating properties, and it is lovely on my skin.

I really enjoyed the Lush event, and I will definitely consider Lush in the future when I want to buy new skincare, we were all given a gift bag with sample goodies of different skin care and other Lush products so I'm looking forward to trying them out.

After the Lush event I then had to run to get to Wear Your Sunday Best which was a Newcastle Fashion Week Fringe event. Part 2 will be posted soon!


Don't forget to have a look at our blog sale, here.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Massive Blog Sale Now Launched!

We have just launched a massive blog sale page which you can view here, featuring brands such as Alpha H, Garnier, Vichy, L'Oreal, The Body Shop, Essie and many many more!

Friday, 10 May 2013

NOTD: Island Coral

Sinful Colors nail polishes have recently been launched in Boots, for a bargain price of £1.99 per nail polish, it's taken me a long time to get this colour as it's been sold out every time I have been in Boots.

It's such a pretty coral colour, as you can tell my addiction to coral isn't restricted to lipstick, the colour is brighter than I expected, and as you can tell my nail ridges are noticeable but I have pretty bad ridges and even my Essie Ridge-filler base coat can't cope with them.

I wore this polish for 4 days without even a hint of a chip or the polish wearing away at the end of my nails, which I think is pretty impressive for a £1.99 nail polish!

I will definitely be trying out more polishes from this range.


Sunday, 5 May 2013


We have finally managed to book our wedding for June 2014!! In Rhodes, Greece!! Yay!

Haha yes this will be me!!

It took us a while to decide on a wedding abroad, it's something my boyfriend really wanted (due to his family politics) and I wanted a big party at home so we had to compromise, and we decided to get married in Greece as it's somewhere that we love and it's in a price range that means more of our family and friends can make it too.

We are getting married at Kalithea Springs, which is an old Italian spa, a lot of venues that are in the brochures are hotel or beach weddings although they are lovely they just aren't us, so I was really pleased to find this spa!

I'm very excited I wish it was this year!

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