Summer Must Haves From Lush

Last week we had sun in the UK.  We had sun, it was freaking hot. I loved it. I’m going to be showing you my favourite Lush products for the summer. I’m completely leaving out sun creams and SPF’s from this post for a couple of reasons.

1, I’m pretty much dead, I’m so pale and I don’t tan or burn.
2, I don’t much about SPF’s and I don’t want to recommend a product that I don’t fully understand.

Let’s get on with the products now I’ve got that cleared up. We’re going to go through the products in the order I would use these as well, this is so organised for me.

Yuzu and Cocoa
This shower cream smells like chocolate orange, its refreshing and it really lifts my mood.

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Life’s a Beach
I like to mix a little bit of this in with Yuzu and Cocoa to exfoliate so my skin is extra smooth and soft. My biggest concern when I bought this is would it block the drain, but since using this I’ve found that because it is all natural products that it is fine, for the drains and environment. Thought I’d throw in some shade here at microbeads.

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Karma Kream
Lets get real here, I hate the smell of this, I don’t know what it is. Its really heavy and strong and not summery. The reason I recommend this product for the summer is how amazing for the skin all of the ingredients are. I suffer with eczema and dry skin, its worse in the summer than any other time of the year and this product is so moisturising I couldn’t not include it. Karma Kream is my go to summer moisturiser, I use it at night before I go to bed. Its cooling for these warm nights then it works its wonders while I sleep. By morning my skin is soft and the smell has faded.

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Breath of Fresh Air 
Toner is a must all year round. Breath of Fresh Air is fantastic for the summer because a quick spritz removes swear and dirt from your skin while its cooling. Its so refreshing on a warm day. I use this in the morning and before I go to sleep to clean my pores.

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Aaaaaaaand thats it for my favourite summer products from Lush. What are your summer must haves?

billie xox

 

Find more of me at http://billiegeena.co.uk/

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Kiehl’s Haul

My gorgeous friends a Kiehl’s meadowhall are my absolute favourite people, they provided goodies for my event, they keep letting me stop by for facials and sharing their amazing products with me. The Sheffield blogger girls and myself are working with thoroughly to share some of these opportunities with the local blogger community.

However this is all for the future and completely irrelevant to this post, soooooooo lets move on to my haul. Honestly there’s so much to share I don’t know where to start.

Lets start with samples!
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Above there is samples of there light weight creams, skin perfectors with SPF and their BB creams. Out of the products I’ve used the BB creams more than anything, when ever I’m in store or just had a facial with them I insist to use their BB cream before I leave. Its lightweight and subtle. If you have a very pink face like myself but don’t want heavy foundation, get this.

Day and night oil

Daily Reviving Concentrate and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
The Day and Night oils are two of Kiehl’s signature products, these both are really lightweight and don’t sit on your skins like most oils, they just sink straight in and get working.

Rose Artica

 

Rosa Arctica
I’ve not tried this product yet, this is in the large sample size. I’m really excited to try this out.

Line-reducing concentrate

Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 
This light weight anti-aging cream is used for reducing wrinkles and pores. I look like a 12 year old so I’ve not really tried this yet, but I’m going to see if my mum could review it for me.

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Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove hand creams, I must have at least 10 different brands and creams upstairs. I’m excited to try this out.

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Deluxe Hand and Body Lotion  
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Orange Flower and Lychee Body Cleanser 
So excited to try this, I adore the the Orange Flower and Lychee Perfume they do, so no doubt I will love this.

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Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque 
This is so brightening, I tried it in store and my skin had this glow that it never has. It is very pricey compared to other face masks, normally Lush are my go to for face masks, but I fell in love with this the moment I tried it.

Thank you again Kiehl’s for how amazing you are. I’m so excited to review these and keep hoarding products.

Have you tried Kiehl’s? Whats your favourite product by them?

billie xox

Find more of me at http://billiegeena.co.uk/

 

Body Shop Haul

Did you read about my visit to the VIP event at the Body Shop at meadowhall? If not all of the details are here! Anyway back to this post. I somehow managed to buy lots of things, which is really bad as I am on a spending ban. Lets delve into the haul and see what I’ve got!

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Lets start with the products that the event was started by the British Rose Range. I only got a couple of items.

Instant Blow Body Butter – £6

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The British Rose Petal Soft Hand cream – £4

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Strawberry Body Polish – £5

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Vitamin E Hydrating Toner – £9.50

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Vitamin E Cream Cleanser – £9.50

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Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash – £9.50
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Vitamin C Microdermabrasion – £15

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Matte Kajal White Eyeliner – £10

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Spa of the Work Dead Sea Salt Scrub – £20

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One of these poofy things – £2

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So now I can’t afford lunch at work this week, but I’ve got lots of skincare so I am still a winner. I can’t thank Body shop enough for it being triple points day and them giving me 35% off otherwise it would have been £90.50 down the drain.  I’ve got a £15 voucher now on the way to me so I need to buy more things…

What do you recommend I buy next? Do you think I have a shopping problem?

Billie xox

Quick and Healthy Pizza

I’ve been saying that I would share my Pizza recipe for ages now, and although its taken me months to do, I am a girl of my word.

So what will you need?

  • A Wrap Bread
  • Tomato Puree
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Spinach
  • Chilli Peppers
  • An Egg
  • Salt and Pepper

Okay So First you’ll need to put the wrap in to a large frying pan which is slightly oiled. I use one spray of Fry Light. Then preheat your Grill to like 180 Celsius and preheat the stove to a medium to high temperature. Then cover the wrap with tomato puree, I don’t use the puree I make my own marinara sauce, then start to build your pizza. What I’ve put in the ingredient lists are just what I use. When I make my sister a pizza she just has pepperoni with no cheese, how boring is that?!

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Once your pizza is looking how you want it to, put the pan with it all in on the stove. This will cook the base off the pizza and make it nice and crispy, just like a thin-crisp pizza. Leave this on the stove for like 2 minutes then put it under the grill. You will then need to leave this under the grill until the cheese is fully melted, this could take up to 5 minutes.

Then wham, bam, thank you mam! You have a freshly made pizza and its not even been 15 minutes.

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Enjoy!

Super healthy fried chicken

Okay, here is my first attempt at sharing a recipe – I am a guesstimate kind of girl however I have sat down and worked out measurements. You are welcome…

This is one of my favourite healthy alternatives to fried chicken and I love it!

First you’ll need to know what you will need!                                                    

This recipe serves 4

4 Chicken breasts
250g Cornflakes
2 eggs
25g cayenne pepper
10g paprika
15g dried parsley
5g salt
5g pepper

 

Firstly cut the breasts in to 4/5 strips and put to one side, now in a bowl mix cornflakes and all the flavourings together then crunch up until the mix takes of a crumby consistency.  In a separate bowl crack the two eggs and whisk.

With your chicken strips dunk them into the eggs then coat them in the cornflake mix, continue doing this until all chicken is used.

Finally cook in a 180 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes and voila – a delicious and healthy meal for the whole family. Serve with a large salad or chips.  I recommend serving with a sauce such as mayonnaise because this dish is very temperamental and can dry out If over cooked.

Tell me how your dish goes!