Wednesday, April 29

Burts Bees Lip Crayons | Redwood Forest Review

Burt's Bees is a brand I've loved and trusted for years. I've lost count of how many lip balms I've had of theirs! Being a blogger, I've been receiving their press releases for quite some time but when I saw they were releasing new lip crayons I literally said "Ooohh yes please can I try one!", and was lucky enough to select a colour of my choice. Thanks guys!

I went for Redwood Forest, a gorgeous pinky red matte. They have six shades, all of which I actually really like. On first impressions, I thought it would be similar to the Revlon Lip Butters, but it's nothing like it. It's creamy, matte and incredibly pigmented. You know when you use a lip product for the first time and think "yup, I really really like this", that's how I felt. I knew it was having an instant home in my handbag!

The product contains shea butter to hydrate and optimise the colour, alongside jojoba oil and kendi oil which are rich in omega and perfect for moisturised lips. There's no fragrance and is 100% natural.

I can't rave about this enough to be honest. With summer just around the corner, this is a perfect alternative to a heavy lipstick!

Burts Bees Lip Crayons are available from Debenhams & Fenwick stores nationwide and online at now.


Tuesday, April 28

Garnier Mineral Clean Sensation Spray Deodorant

Deodorant is a product that I obviously use every single day but have never found one I've truly loved. I went through a faze of just buying Dove, until they made those 'compressed' bottles and I swear, it's just not the same! I don't like how it feels when you put it on anymore so I've buying and trying loads of new deodorants since and after a few months, this came out on top!

I didn't think I'd ever review a deodorant on my blog but I honestly have fallen in love with this Garnier Mineral Clean Sensation Spray. They also sell it in a roller version but I much prefer a spray deodorant (even though they're not good for the environment!). I've recently started working outside as an Activity Instructor and let me tell you, I get HOT. I stand in the sun all day, climb trees and zip wires, rake woodchip and run around like a crazy girl, but this has given me the confidence I need to not have to worry!

I love it so much I'm coming to an end and I'm 100% re-purchasing. It distributes a good amount when you spray under your arms, doesn't irritate my extremely sensitive skin (as there's no alcohol) and is enriched with powerful Mineralite, an ultra-absorbing mineral from volcanic origin! So if you're on the hunt for a new deodorant, I'd truly recommend this. 

The cheapest place I've found this is currently £1.00 in Sainsbury's!


Friday, April 24

Lush Oxford Street Launch | Flagship & Largest Store!

Lush opened their biggest shop in the world on Oxford Street in London today. Their brand new flagship store has three levels across 9500 sq ft, 13 times larger than the brand's international shop average. What better place to open such a store than Europe's busiest shopping street!?

Co-founder and Managing Director at Lush, Mark Constantine OBE said "Opening this stunning store in central London is the icing on Lush's 20th Birthday cake. Sometimes folk forget how different Lush is from other cosmetic companies. We invent what we make in a very un-inventive industry, we make fresh products with no or limited preservatives in an industry geared up to keep products for years and years before they are sold. However, this year the British public have given us unprecedented and amazing support."

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to have a sneaky peak and shop at the new store, including a tour from Mark himself. They've added more than 200 new products exclusively to Lush Oxford Street opening too. I was so overwhelmed and excited to see SO many new things!! Honestly, it was more exciting than Christmas!

The shop also features a Lush Spa with four treatment rooms, and I was amazed at how well designed and quiet it was downstairs compared to the hustle and bustle of the shop! I'm planning a cheeky trip soon as they've also launched a new three hour treatment called The Planets which I'll review here once I've experienced it.

The shop also features a Hair Lab to try products before you purchase them, large fountain sinks for experiencing products and dedicated events space which will be brought to life with an array of regular expert talks, workshops and activities! 

I can't quite tell you how beautiful and well designed the store is, you need to experience it for yourself. There is tons of reclaimed wood, vintage buys and led lighting which gives such a cool vibe. If you're a Lush fan I promise, you won't be disappointed, it's amazing!!

Be sure to tune in to my Weekly Vlog on my YouTube on Monday at 6pm to see more!

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