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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Lush Rosie Gift Box

After my boyfriend commenting on the Lush 'Rosie' Gift Box pretty much every time we went into Lush (ok, me dragging him to lush (whatever)), and after every single discussion ending in, Im definitely going to buy that box. I got it for my birthday way back in March.

I know that we are well past march now but I still really wanted to give an insight into the box for you guys.

First off the wrapping paper is to die for, I love it. I also love the Rosie tag on it, although I do believe the font of the Rosie has been changed. But I am pretty happy with what I got inside the box.

The fact that I absolutely love the Rose Jam Bubbleroon and The Rose Jam shower Gel meant that this would be a winner for me.

Rose Jam Bubbleroon

I love this product, partly because of the smell, partly because it crumbles so well into the bath - Don't you find with some Lush bubble bars are a little on the hard side - I’m not sure if this has something to do with using them when they are 'less fresh' or not?! The Rose Bubbleroon also has chunky glitter on it something, which I like, as normally lush use quite fine glitter. Rose Jam Bubbleroon also has the cute feature of having a jam layer in the middle of the product. In terms of essential oils in the product, there is Rose oil - to balance, Cocoa butter that softens, Lemon oil to cleanse and uplift and Geranium oil to tone the skin. All in all it smells relaxing and I do think my skin feels softer after using this product.

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Something I did not know about this product. And now I think about it, it’s fairly obvious I was using this product incorrectly. You’re meant to apply this and wash it off, not apply and leave it. However, even when I 'applied to leave' it worked beautifully. Ro's Argan oil Body Conditioner contains Argan oil as an anti-oxidant, Goji Berry oil and Cupuaca butter to soften, and also again the Rose oil.

Jason and The Argan Oil Solid Shampoo Bar

I am yet to try this product as I still have 'Honey I washed my hair' on the go (a product which I adore) I am really excited to start using Jason and the Argan oil Shampoo bar as it'll be an interesting switch to my go to. I am slightly concerned that this shampoo bar may be a little to heavy on my hair but as I'm pretty much a full-blondie now. It may benefit from the extra oomph of repairing and anti-oxidant oils packet into this bar.

Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb

A bath bomb I haven’t tried. I am really looking forward to this bath bomb and hope it gives off a lovely show, as it contains rosebuds in it. Along with Rose oil, Jasmine and Geranium, which all help to tone, balance and scent.

Rose Jam Shower Gel

I am so so happy that this is included in this box set as you can only get this shower gel at Christmas. It has a thicker texture to some of the other shower gels at lush, which I prefer.

The only down side to this box is that it is £25.50 and with all the contents added up individually comes to roughly £21.85 (granted you can't buy the body conditioner in 45g tubs) I think this is a little cheeky as normally I tend to find that Gift boxes knock off a little bit of money, or do a super duper exclusive product inside, and whilst yes Rose Jam Shower Gel is an exclusive product it will be back in September (unless of course Lush discontinue it) and also you do get the body conditioner in there too, but I do think if you asked for a sample from Lush they would happily provide a little pot for you.

Have you tried this box before? If so let me know your thoughts. 

Space mask Review*

You know when you spot something on the old social media, and you just think, what is that. Well I got this feeling with Space masks* the brand had been floating around on my Instagram for a little while, they kindly offered if I would like to try a Space mask. I obviously jumped at the chance. I did wait nearly a week before I could use it, this was because I wanted to test Space masks out on a Sunday when I’m most likely to be tossing and turning about the week ahead.

Basically Space masks are an eye mask that are meant to help to relax and soothe you into calm state. I suppose this depends on how stressed you are, I mean some people may use it for 15 minutes and just feel relaxed, others (i.e. me) fall straight asleep and wake up 8 hours later with dribble marks down their chin, wondering if they have missed the Monday morning alarm.

The great thing about this mask is that they are heated; the iron inside the mask reacts with the oxygen in air, which slowly heats up the eye mask relieving tension around the eyes. There is also jasmine extract in the mask, which helps to soothe. If I am honest I couldn’t really smell the jasmine, and I don’t know if this intention or not. I think I am used to a 'Lush Cosmetics Jasmine' - which is a lets pack as much scent into this as impossible. The mask stays heated for 15 minutes and my last thought before I fell asleep was ' I wonder if this thing actually works'. And it does.

The only way I can describe what this mask feels like is a bit like when you're sunbathing and the sun is all nice and warm on your eyes and then you fall asleep in the sun. 

This product is perfect for everyone and anyone, it's also a nice novelty too which I think people would enjoy using, just because it is that little bit different. You can check out Space masks here. I think I will definitely try the eye masks again. I want to see how I sleep without a alarm set, whether they work in helping to relieve a hangover (anyone out there who cannot sleep with a hangover will know my pain) and just as a general product to add to my pamper routine.

Have you tired Space masks? If so how did you get on with it?

All items received from companies, will be clearly marked with an asterix (*).  All opinions are 100% my own. I will not be compromised or affected by any brands/people involved. 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Bluebelle and Co After Hours

I was very lucky to be invited to a Blog Event by the lovely Katie from KatieKirkLoves. After getting slighlty lost on my way out of Brighton Train Station in the wind and the rain I finally found Bluebelle and Co. Bluebelle and Co is owed by a lady called Kate Powell who also owns the brand House of Disaster. But the Store Manager Lauren was on hand for the evening.

Bluebelle and Co is one of those shops that is literally a treasure trove of pretty little trinkets, lovely mugs, throws that you would quite happily swap an arm and a leg for. It's the kind of store which adds to the individuality of the Laines in Brighton. There a lot of home ware, accessories, nightwear and adorable children’s clothing (that I kind of wanted to buy even though I do not have a child). Bluebelle and Co have some of the dreamiest Visual Merchandising - I mean, there's a 4 poster bed in the shop (I am so annoyed that I didn't get a full shot of the bed), if that doesn’t sway you to visit then I dont know what will.

House of Disaster Egg Cups

Some of the items housed in Bluebelle and Co are exclusive this is because Kate Powell owns Bluebelle and Co so puts some of her from House of Disaster into the boutique first. Which is pretty cool. House of Disaster are quite possibly best known for Dinosaur Origami Lights or the Mugs that have a bunny sat on the inside.


Bluebelle and Co, is one of those stores that you go into browse and come out with so many gift ideas for everyone. There is something for the Bride-To-Be through to your Granny and also a treat for yourself somewhere in-between.

The store has a lovely vintage feel too it, which I love and Lauren the manager is one of those people who always has a story to tell, so even if you're happy browsing you'll get a great customer service experience. The store was well lit; something which I loved from a blogger aspect (erm hello photos) but it is also handy to get the true colour of the product you are buying. I liked how the store had been designed to easily move around, which is nice to see stores catering for everyone.

If I could have taken home the whole store I would have, however getting it back on the train may have been a struggle, instead I opted for a lovely mug with the best spoon and also a sugar bowl, which i'll probably put all my jewellery in and also use as a blog prop!

Want to check out Bluebelle and Co but aren't in the West Sussex area? Not to worry, you can take a look at their website here!


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Coffee Table Books You Need In Your Life.

The coffee table book; a book designed for light reading and accompanied with a hella' lot of pictures. 

My favourite type of book. I like books that you can dip in and out of and not have to read back to front, and it occurred to me the other day that I have a lot of coffee table books. So I thought I would do a review on some of my favourites.

Paris in Bloom - Georgianna Lane

This caught my eye in Waterstones, I wouldn’t be able to tell you what I was initially looking at but I was drawn to this. I will admit, I haven’t even read a word of this book, but the pictures in it are just, beautiful, so many gorgeous flowers. If stuck for inspiration this is the go to book to get that spring back into your photography foot. 

The little book of Hygge - Meik Wiking

Erm come on; fun facts about how much confectionary the Danish eat and comparing that to yourself?! What’s not to like? This probably my most 'text heavy' book in my coffee table collect. But it's an easy book to dip in and out of and to flick through. And when its not discussing the Danes Sweet tooth it does a pretty good job of teaching you how to live the Hygge lifestyle.

Pretty Iconic - Sale Hughes 

Sorry guys this has literally been all over my Instagram feed in the last few weeks but its such a good book if you've got a spare 5 minutes. This book could potentially give you that nudge to spend a lot of money. Although its great to see what is deemed ' Pretty Iconic'.

Alexander McQueen - Edited by Claire Wilcox

Omg this book. Its full of the most gorgeous clothing, and is also a great information book.

Women in this town - Gluseppe Santamaria

I love this book just for its cover. When flicking through this you kind of appreciate and wonder how long it took for Gluseppe Santamaria to make this book, he went all over the world to collate all the images, and you have to admire the book just for that. Also there are some hella' stylish women in that book. 

What are your favourite coffee table book? Let me know!