30/05/2014

Super Soft Summer Lips

Wind chapped, dry lips are definitely top of my list when it comes to most annoying problem ever. I used to end up getting dry lips so easily, the most moisturising of lipsticks would still cling to dry patches even after applying 50 different kinds of lip balm. That is, until these bad boys came along...

LUSH None Of Your Beewax Lip Balm £5.75
LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub £5.50

Oh LUSH, you've done it again. I've never really considered LUSH for anything other than their bath bits, but their cosmetics are UH-MAZING. It's safe to say I'm still a massive LUSH person, and I've yet to be disappointed by them. Their Popcorn Lip Scrub paired with their None of Your Beeswax Lip Balm makes the perfect treatment for my lips. I must admit, when I bought these I wasn't really thinking about the flavours - the sugary caramel taste of the scrub and the lemony freshness of the balm don't make for the greatest of pairs, but I can live with it. 

I think one of the coolest things about Popcorn is that you can just scrub it on, lick it off and be on your way. A lip product that's actually edible, for real? Count me in. And for the record, it does taste exactly like cinema popcorn. None of Your Beeswax is very light and super refreshing, and almost feels like it's going to be bumpy when you stick your finger in it, but when applied it melts into the lips like a dream and is the smoothest balm I've ever tried. 

Please excuse the schoolgirl error of the 'used product' photos, I waited about 5 seconds after buying them before grabbing both out of the bag and using them straight away - I just couldn't contain myself. Forgive me!  
Despite its name, None of Your Beeswax doesn't actually contain beeswax. Instead, it pairs shea butter with coconut oil to replace the beeswax and give it a super light, moisturising feel on the lips. Popcorn also contains the super duper ingredient of coconut oil, so it still gives moisture to the lips despite being scrubby! 

Applying the scrub followed by the balm gives the best result I've ever had from any lip treatment. Ever. Crazy comparison here, but you know when you get out of the shower/bath, moisturise your freshly shaved legs, brush them past each other and it feels silky soft like a baby's bum? That's how my lips feel after using these. 

I will definitely not be letting dry lips get the better of me this summer, new lipsticks here I come! I got 99 problems but DRY LIPS AIN'T ONE. Eat your heart out Jay-Z. 

Please let me know if you've tried out any other LUSH cosmetic bits that are worth buying, or any other flavours of these ones - I'm well and truly intrigued! 


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26/05/2014

High Street Spring Sunnies


It's rare that I'll ever find a style of sunglasses that completely suit me. It's difficult to pin down, but apparently I just have a bit of a weird shaped... face? I've strangely ended up with a tiny face, meaning glasses like aviators are a complete no-no (this pains me no end, they look so cool). The one pair of sunglasses that suit me are my dad's 20 year old Ray Ban Wayfarer II's which, to tell you straight, are worth more than my life. 

The hunt was on for a cheap pair of high street sunnies that wouldn't break my bank (or my heart) if I dropped them/sat on them/inadvertently flung them off of the top of my head. Although the cheapest option, I can never trust buying sunglasses online as I just can't get a good grip on how big or small they'll be on my face, or whether they'll make me look like a bug-eyed mess. Low and behold, my local Topshop had the answer to my prayers.

Topshop - £16.00

I ended up trying on every single pair of shades that Topshop had to offer before I came across these - because naturally, they were the pair I tried on last. Admittedly, they weren't the cheapest in the world at £16.00, however good old student discount brought them down to £14.40, which I could bring myself to part with. 

They're a gorgeous peachy colour with a similar coloured lens - something I never thought I'd go for! They fit my face like a dream, they're a unique, quirky shape and I love them to pieces. 


They also came with a free transparent case and matching cleaning cloth, from which you could choose purple, orange, or yellow. The orange and yellow were bright neon, and kind of clashed with the peachy glasses, so me being forever picky went with the purple. 

All this time I thought I'd be stuck wearing the same Wayfarer style of sunnies for the rest of my life, but branching out on the hunt for something new really payed off. I feel so much better knowing I have a little pair of knock-around glasses to cart around with me when I don't want to risk taking out the Ray Bans.

I can't seem to find this exact pair on the Topshop website, so head into store if you want to hunt them down! 







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