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/

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.

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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/

 

Superdrup Haul

I was on a spending ban for what feels like 100 years, I was finally allowed/sneakily decided to go on a shopping spree. I felt like my make up hoard was starting to look empty so on Sunday, the day after the #steelcityblogmeet I popped by to a favourite store of mine. Superdrug, I was welcomed back so quickly. Any way you might not want to hear that I was in the store nearly 45 minutes and somehow became friends with someone that worked there. You want to know what I bought!

Face Masks. FACE MASKS. I love face masks.

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Real Techniques by Sam and Nic. These are quite new I am so excited to review these!

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Barry M Flawless Brightening Primer! Another fairly new product to review, I’ve heard really good things about this. So lets see!

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Barry M Coco Loco! Another new product, I got the clear gloss just so I can use it to moisturise my lips.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Wipes. Always need face wipes.

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B Sweet Popping Candy Highlighting Serum. I literally bought this because the cute little bubble things. I am so excited to try this!

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Makeup Revolution Eyes Like Angels

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So this is all I bought in this haul, but I’ve got some really lovely products here and I am so so excited to share my thoughts on these with you all. What would you like to see first?

billie xox

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

Not Another Lush Haul

I did something bad. I went in to lush. I was not responsible. I am not sorry in the slightest.

Here is visual evidence, photos of my two bags of lush.

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Lets delve in to the cutely wrapped bags to see what treasures I hoarded. I really don’t know why I keep writing like I am a pirate. I’ll try to stop now, its weird.

Lets nosey into the tubs and bottle, first.

Soooooo, I got Don’t Rain On  My Parade Shower Gel, BB Seaweed and Salted Coconut.
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So I didn’t know “Don’t Rain On My Parade” existed, it is named after my favourite Barbara Streisand song. I needed it, like I don’t even care. I have quite a crazy hand washing routine, and “Salted Coconut” is something that will always return and y’all should try it!

BATH BOMBS BATH BOMBS LADY BIRD BATH BOMBS

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From left to right I got Humpty Dumpty, Golden Egg, Lady Bird Bubble Bar and Fluffy Egg. I have not used any of these yet so I don’t have any opinions.

Soaps and not Soaps.

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Somewhere Over the rainbow, Pumice Power, Sugar Scrub and Honey I Washed The Kids. Again, I’ve not used any of those either.

I cant wait to use these and possible review them. Is there anything you would like me to review? Are there any products I need to buy?

See you next time

billie xox

Clinique Skin Care Update

This month has been the month to trial Cliniques 3 step Introduction Kit. I’ve put off writing this post quite a lot to be honest. As you might remember after using simple my skin wasn’t very good, so I used Clinique while I waited for my skin to clear up. It should have taken a week tops to sort its self out, as I don’t get spots normally.

After about a week of using clinique I started getting these huge dark purple spots, which were very sore. I thought it may be residual from using simple still so I gave it another week. I had more purple spots and the existing ones had doubled in size. I had arranged an update with the people in store while using there products. I went in to discuss my spots with them and they reassured me they are normal? Which I personally don’t think they are.

Its now been another week and I have just 10 days left of this skin care challenge but I’m not happy so far. I have spoke to a friend of mine, who had similar experiences and it caused her lots of problems with her skin. In comparison my problems are small, but it I wouldn’t like to have similar problems. Unfortunately I will not be continuing using these products as I don’t feel like they are doing anything good for my skin.

What do you think about these dark purple spots? Do you have any quick fixes for spots?

Billie xox

 

Review: Marc Jacobs Honey

If you live in the UK you may have just celebrated mothers day, a great day for any mum to get present. My mum shares my obsession with Marc Jacobs perfumes, She has stolen all of mine. So I started buying her own. For Mothers day I got her the Marc Jacobs Honey perfume set.  Obviously I had to trail them, just in case…

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I really liked the packaging, I thought it was very cute and summery. Like all Marc Jacobs perfumes the bottle is very bold and eye catching. I love the little bee figures on the bottle. I really liked the little roll on perfume, often in sets you get shower gels which neither mum or myself like. The roll on is very handy, its small and portable it’s perfect to pop in your handbag!

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Personally I thought the perfume would smell a little like honey or something. It really surprised me that it didn’t,  however it smells quite sweet. So I think its honey inspired because of its sweet floral scents. When you first spray the perfume it is very strong, but it’s nice and will last you all day. I have found that you do need to top it up maybe once if you are wearing it all day.

This scent if definitely one for warm weather, but its good for any occasion. I can guarantee now that come summer time I will have stolen this from my mum!

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The body lotion however I’m not sure of how moisturising it actually is, the lotion is very perfume-y while that not been a problem, my skin easily dries out. So the lotion is not something I will be trying to steal back from my mum?

Have you tried Marc Jacobs Honey? What did you think

Billie xox

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