Saturday, 27 August 2016

Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask

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lush bb seaweed review
Hi Lovelies
Its been ages since I last treated myself to a face mask, I think the last one I used was the Lush don't look me fresh face mask which I just loved and managed to use it with my husband about 4 times each so yes a fab value product that left out skin feeling amazing and smelling lovely. When I went to lush to get this I was in two minds whether to get this or don't look at me, but decided to go for the change and get the Lush BBSeaweed face mask instead.

BBSeaweed is a calming fresh face mask that contains fresh seaweed, ground almonds, rose absolute and aloe vera. This face mask is also meant to be good at exfoliating the skin as it has millet flakes, kaolin and refreshing rosemary oil. The fragrances in this are seaweed, honey, rose and one of my personal favourites aloe vera.
lush bb seaweed review
lush bb seaweed fresh face mask review
This is a fresh face mask so its best kept in the fridge to keep it at as fresh as possible, the consistency of this face cream is very thick almost creamy texture and its also very cooling with a little bits of seaweed in it and applying it was a quite easy as it was smooth with the exception of the seaweed bits. When this was on my skin it felt relaxing and I could really smell a nice smell of violet and rose. 

After having this on my skin for 15 minutes ( recommend time 10-15 minutes) I washed it off with warm water and it too me about 5 minutes to completely remove all the face mask as it was very creamy and I must also add I could feel it moisturising my skin during that process. Once I dried my face with a dry warm towel I could feel the difference it made to my skin and it was noticeably softer then it was before the face mask, my skin also smelt very nice too. 

Pros 
  • Soothing on the skin especially including mine which is sensitive. 
  • Great value as it has about 7 applications
  • All natural ingredients 
  • Skin noticeably softer after washing off
Cons
  • None :)


Final thoughts 
Just love this face mask, the fact its cold makes it that much better because it so cooling and relaxing! The amount you get it also very generous and you could get about 7 uses out of this so only about £1 per application so its a bargain really. If your looking for a face mask that gently exfoliates the skin I would defiantly recommend this.

Have you tried Lush face masks before? What are your favourite face mask?
Melissa x
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Friday, 26 August 2016

Late Summer Lush Haul

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Its been such a long time since I last did a blog post! I have missed blogging so much but I do have a few genuine reasons why I didn't blog; firstly my laptop was broken and I could't access a laptop because I am a busy mum so basically my mum was amazing and bought me a new one and now I am back in business, yay I'm back :)

Anyways onwards and upwards and todays post is about my latest lush haul. I have no idea why but most of the time when I go to Lush I always ending up buying bath products and I think I have nearly tried all of their bath products now, the main reasons I like to try them is I love watching them in the bath with all the colours or even sparkles and also the variety of different scents they have. 

What I Bought
Dragons Egg
The main reason I bought this was because I recently started to watch the Game of Thrones and this bath dragons egg reminds me of the Khalesi dragons eggs.

Honey Bee
Love the name of this, the reason for that being is my name in Greek actually means honey bee! so for that quirky reason I just had to try it.

The Comforter
I have the shower gel and I just love it so I thought it was about time I bought the shower gel!

Other Lush products I bought this month
BBSeaweed Face Mask
I just loved using the Lush don't look at me face mask I thought it was about time that I bought a new one to try.

Charity Pot 
I have tried the small ones for a long time now so I decided to buy the larger tub

What are your recent purchases from Lush?
Melissa x 
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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Creating a Positive Bedroom Enviroment

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For me personally my bedroom is my favourite room in the house because it has all my stuff in it and of course my big comfy bed with all my cushion; I have so many cushions I have actually lost count I have. My room is very pink and very organised, I have a place for everything in my room. My dressing table is like my mini office area.

. The topic I am touching on today is E.D which is short for erectile dysfunction  
E.D is more common than you think with roughly 1-3 men suffering from it in the past year! Its not a big deal and if it happens to you it really doesn't matter. It's happened to my husband before and we have talked about it and we have improved on the areas we thought needed improving, whether that be the time or the environment we are in.

There are many causes of E.D and it could happen to any man, with statics saying at least 26% of men experiencing it under the age of 40. The cause could be from physical or psychological issues ranging from smoking, drinking to anxiety, stress, depression or even performance anxiety. Even though there is many reasons for this to happen only 38% knew that there were many causes of it.

I would like to add its OK to talk to your GP if you want, as sometimes treatments might be helpful such as buy Cialis 



My Top Tips
  • Go to bed earlier  - I feel like this one is super important because if you need to be up early in the morning and you barely sleep as it is, it would make a difference to how you feel in the bedroom, going earlier and spending time with each other makes a difference.
  • Talk to each other (if you have a partner) - This one is so important too, its important to talk to each other as a couple, its good to discuss anything including problems you may have or things you would like to happen.
  • Don't have a tv in the bedroom - My bedroom is designed for sleeping, putting my makeup on and for writing blog posts.
  • Fragrances - Such as candles, perfume or plug in air fresheners. I like having a large Yankee candle in my room with a spicy smell.
  • Keeping the room tidy - I don't like having a messy room, I think putting things away and keeping the bed made makes the room look nicer.
  • Read a Book - I love reading in bed especially with my lamp next to my bed. Reading helps me sleep easier.


What are your tips to a positive bedroom environment?

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Blogging: Keeping Motivated

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I can't actually believe its been two years since I started blogging! I can't say its always been a plain sailing journey with my blog but its been a fun one and I have loved every minute of doing my blog. Anyways onto this post, sometimes I struggled keeping myself motivated to actually get a blog post in mind or getting myself to write blog posts or even want to take blog photos. In this post I have wrote a few tips to help combat it and help keep motivation.

My blogging tips 
  1. Numbers aren't always everything: I know it can be quite daunting to see blogger with literally thousands of followers but that doesn't mean any else blog isn't as good. I don't have too many views on every blog post it ranges between 150-300 usually but it took time to even get it that high, it was a lot lower when I first started back in 2014 my page views were between 40-90, so its progress from then till now and I am happy. 
  2. Its ok to have time off: I have took time off before because I literally couldn't write so it was pointless writing anything if I wasn't in the right mood to do so. I never lost any readers when I came back either. Having a break made my blogging mind feel better and my blog benefited from a break. During my time off I didn't go on social media and I never checked on my blog either. 
  3. Carry a notebook and pen: Blog post ideas can come randomly so its best to have a pen and paper at the ready to remember what to write about and also what to blog about in the future. I thought about a blog post late at night once and I was too tired to write a blog post so I wrote down in my notebook the blog post idea and I continued it the next day.
  4. Blog post ideas are literally everywhere: They really are, they could be on the tv or when you take the dog out for a morning walk, they happen in any scenario. Sometimes when I am out I see nice flowers and I like to take photos of them. 
  5. Work out a blog schedule: I know this may not be always possible but I do this from time to time and it makes a difference to my blog. I try to blog 3-4 times a week so its regular and also share lots on my social media, I usually do this on the evenings.
  6. Days with no new blog post, re-share older posts: This is the perfected way to keep the traffic on your blog, its helpful to it all on hoot suite as its timed for when you want it to be posted on social media like twitter. 
  7. Bulk take photos: I can't take blog photos everyday because the weather isn't nice all the time and I literally have no time to do that so I usually bulk take lots of photos in a day and spread the blog posts out during the week or month.
  8. Enjoy!: for me thats the main thing, post about things you like and it makes it so much easier .


What are your tips to keeping motivated blogging



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Friday, 29 July 2016

Astral Cream Review

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 Astral cream has been around for longer then I can remember and has been a favourite skincare product of my mums and nana for years, so I thought the time came for me to try this cream for myself to see what all the fuss was about. I ended up treating buying this half price in super drug last month so I could test it properly to see if it worked for me.

Astral is an all intense moisturiser to take care of the skin that they haven't needed to change the formula since they first brought the product out which is over 50 years ago. This cream is also mulit-use so can be used on the hands, skin and the face.

I bought the largest tub available which is the 500ml because I like to save the pennies and of course it would last me a lot longer too because me and my husband both use skincare products together, its like a mini pamper session every morning and last thing at night.
Astral Cream Review
First things first this cream is so thick and to quite honest it may look a little daunting but once you get it on your skin  its actually quite soothing and quite nice and relaxing to apply to the skin. I used a walnut sized amount on my skin and neck, a dollop on my hands and body. The cream is very soft and silky and rubs into my skin easily without any mess and didn't leave my skin feeling greasy afterwards. The scent of the cream is a little bit over the top but that hasn't put me off the cream at all because it works well on my skin. I have sensitive skin and this cream didn't make my skin sore it was just soothing. 

Facts about Astral
  • Cruelty free
  • comes in 3 different sizes: 50ml, 100ml and 500ml
  • Halal 
  • Has aloe vera ideal for sensitive skin 
  • Its an all over cream so can be used anywhere like face, feet and elbows
  • Affordable with prices starting at a bargain price of £1.29!!
  • Information on where to buy on their website here 

Have you tried Astral Face and body moisturiser before?


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Summer Makeup Favourites

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I really love summer BUT wearing makeup can be a bit of a challenge, so my challenge the start of the month was to find makeup that would last during hot days and thankfully after trying a few products I finally came up with with these lovely products and I just have to they all faired really well and stayed on my face all day even on the hottest day.

For Summer I like to wear makeup that is light to wear and also long lasting. I usually go for a natural look with a bright or nude lipstick.


Beauty Favourites
Urban Decay Naked Foundation  Cruelty Free // Vegan 
This foundation is super light almost weightless and is very breathable so its perfect for the summer months. I wear these foundation over a moisturiser and finish it with the urban decay all nighter to keep it in place all day.  The good thing is that this foundation is its build able so you can have a

Urban Decay Naked Concealer Cruelty Free
This concealer goes very well with the urban decay naked foundation, I apply it to my under eyes and brows. This lasts just as much as the foundation and isn't drying. Its a win-win product for me.

Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Cruelty Free /// Vegan 
 Sometimes when I apply eyeliner in hot weather it can melt during the day but with this eyeliner this hasn't been that problem. I love how easy it is to apply the liner and how neatly it applies too.

Barry M Lash Vegas Mascara Cruelty Free /// Vegan
For mascaras in summer I like them to make my lashes look natural with a little bit of a curl as I find a lot of others a bit too heavier for the summer months

I just love the brand Illamasqua and one of my most favourite products from the brand has to be the satin lipstick, they are very smooth to apply and they come in nude to bright pinks and reds. They are soft so keep my lips feeling moisturised. My favourite at the moment is Cherub which is a lovely warm coral shade.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Cruelty Free
Bronzer is one of my favourite makeup products in the summer as it can be used on the face or the body. I love applying this on my cheek bones to define them to give them a contoured look and it works very well.

The Balm Mary Lou Highlighter Cruelty Free /// Vegan 
I can honestly say ever since I got this highlighter I have worn it most days because I just love it so much! it highlights the cheekbones to perfection; I mean seriously you notice such a difference wearing this highlighter. I use this for my cheeks, brows, cupids bow and to mix with other eyeshadows.

What is your favourite Summer Maker

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Lush R&B Review

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When it comes to haircare I like to get products that help keep my hair moisturised because to be honest with you all my hair can get very dry, especially after all the times I have dyed it; with that being said I am growing out my hair and using lots of products to keep my hair in tip top condition. Thats where this products comes into play.

Lush is a very trusted brand for me and I have loved most of their products so far; I've always wanted to try R&B hair moisturiser so finally took the plunge to buy it for me and my husband to try.
lush r and b review
R and B Hair Moisturiser 100g £11.95 
Cruelty Free
Vegan
Rich with blends of oils and butters

Key Ingredients 
Oat Milk - It may taste lovely but its also great at soothing and calming the scalp
Avocado Butter - Avocados may taste lovely on toast with tomatoes but its also fab at nourishing hydrating
Orange flower absolute - For a nice citrus smell
Extra virgin coconut oil - is they anything coconut cant do?

The design is typical lush and looks very similar to the facial mask pots and also has the same bring 5 lush posts or tubes back to get another mask free. The product itself smells gorgeous and you can really smell the blend of coconut and orange. The texture is very similar to a hair similar and applies like a hair oil too, all you have to do is get about a walnuts size amount and put it in your palms, rub between your hands and rub into the hair throughly. Once the product was in my hair it left my hair more glossy and smelling of delicate oranges. 

My Thoughts
I did really like this product, I applied this just before I put my hijab on and my hair felt lovely and softer later on in the day once I removed my hijab. The tub is a decent 100ml and you only need a small amount of product so I would say its good value for money.

My Rating
10/10 I don't usually go throwing out these scores but this product is worth every penny and helps me to look after my hair. The smell of the product is just divine and I know in future I will be buying it again

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