Thursday, 19 September 2013

& Other Stories - Shinjuku Bloom Body Scrub

As you may have seen from my & Other Stories Haul I ended up buying the Shinjuku Blossom Scrub. I will admit I was soooo tempted to buy another Equatorial Dreams since I loved it so much but I thought I'd just try something new.

This just smells gorgeous! It has a lovely sweet floral scent that isn't sickly at all (and believe me I can get sick of scents very quickly) but this is fantastic. It's description is "Scattered Cherry Blossom petals after the rain...". I don't know about that but I know its good nonetheless.!.!.!
As you can see the colour is a lovely pink and the consistency is phenomenal. It is sooooo thick and believe this will last you ages as you really don't need much at all. Plus it lathers up too once you scrub it in with a bit of water.!.!.

You can get this for £7 for 250ml. (Which I think is completely worth it due to its consistency)
So have you guys gotten anything from & Other Stories lately?

P.S. I was told by the lovely sales lady that if you bring any previously finished scrub containers back you can get a 10% discount on your next bath product purchase.

L.F.A. Xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Headmasters Event (Company Beauty Week)

Luckily with Company Summer from Beauty on a Budget and I managed to get tickets to the Hairdressing and Styling event with Headmasters where we were given a luxury treatment of a Blow-dry and Styling.!.! Plus we had an assortment of snacks which included Macaroons, Coconut & Chocolate Cakes and of course Champagne.!.!.!.
'Bergdorf Bounce is the blow-dry I chose which happens to be the one on the book cover! 

When we arrived we were taken downstairs where the lovely stylists were waiting for us to arrive. And we were offered refreshments and a browse through their Blow Dry Style Book for inspiration. I decided on their most popular blow dry called 'Bergdorf Bounce' while Summer got the 'Mayfair Grunge'.

Personally I was a bit worried as I have curly hair and I quite literally run from hairdryers.!.! Luckily the lovely lady who did my hair called Jodie had naturally curly hair too.!.!.! So I knew I was in safe hands.

The treatment included a wash and head massage which was oh so divine.!. I literally almost fell asleep! It was sooo relaxing.!.! And the Shampoo and Conditioner she used smelt sooo good.!.!.
This is mine and Summer's hair after it was freshly done.!
I was then taken to the styling chair and away she went working wonders! I chose to go for one of their most popular blow drys as it still had some of the volume, curl and side parting that I'm used to.!.!.!.

This is my hair late at night as afterwards Summer and I went shopping and for dinner so it lasted so well.!.
I'm serious she was a miracle worker. She managed to recreate the look onto my hair and even managed to control those little baby hairs!

No but that's not all.!. We were also given two amazing goodie bags (OMG they were sooo heavy) from both Company and Headmasters themselves.!.
In the Company Bag (which I must say looked soo cool.!.) We were given the book About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk which I shall be taking on holiday, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Little White Lie - Tanning Mouse, Rituals - Ginko's Secret Hand Balm, a Paul Mitchell - Curls Gel Cream and a Vogetti Wide-Tooth Comb which I am very appreciative of considering I have naturally curly hair. I also got a sachet of Malibu Swimmers Hair Treatment, a sample of BlanX Toothpaste which I'll probably take on holiday with me too. A L'Oreal Lipstick, Nails Inc Nail Polish and last but not least and organic Hampstead Lemon Green Tea.!.!.
And from Headmasters we got a voucher to pop in to have A Cut and Blow Dry plus these five amazing products: their Hairspray, Dry Shampoo, Heat Defence Spray & Serum and Blow Dry Cream.

I'd like to say a big Thank you to Company & Headmasters for creating a fabulous ending to a wonderful week.! Xx

P.S. Sorry for all they Hair pictures.....I may or may not have been obsessed with how my hair looked.!. hehe

L.F.A. Xx

Friday, 13 September 2013

Origins GinZing Event (Company Beauty Week)

Doesn't the venue just look amazing? and the view.!.!.
I was lucky enough to attend The Origins GinZing Event being held at OXO Tower in Southwark and my what a venue it was, it was gorgeous, especially as we had the view of the River Thames and other London Touristic Sites like St.Pauls Cathedral.!.!.

Upon entry we were given a glass of complimentary champagne and during the event canap├ęs were being offered too.!.!. We were then attended by a lovely Origins Lady who talked to us about their new range, (Which I must add smelt amazing and the texture of their GinZing Moisturizer is phenomenal.!.!.!)

Sorry anyone who I accidentally caught in the photo.!.!
It was sooo relaxing as we weren't pushed into purchasing the products, it was just like a meet & greet.!. There were make-up & skin care stands plus there were facials being done but I kinda sorta forgot to take pictures....(Sorry.!.!.)
I'm sorry for the dark image but we left really late and I ended up going in through a different entrance..hehehe.
There was also a photobooth which I and Summer took full advantage of.!. and at the end of the lovely event we were presented with a goodie bag.!. (But i'll save you the trouble of seeing my terrible duck face.!.!)
This goodie bag was filled with lovely little goodies.!. Not only did we get a copy of Company Magazine but we also got a sample of DKNY - Be Delicious Perfume, which I know I'll be saving for my holiday, a sample of Bumble & Bumble - Gentle Shampoo & Conditoner which I'm looking forward to trying out. We also got 2 Origins samples.!.
The Origins - Modern Friction and High-Potency Night-A-Min.!.!
I just want to thank everyone who organized or helped out at the event.! Gosh it was so much fun and was just lovely to have an excuse to visit the touristic sites of London at night :) But in all honesty Thank you.!.

P.S. If you've tried any of these let me know your thoughts? or if you have tried other products that may be just as good let me know!

L.F.A. Xx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Maybelline Baby Lip Balm

Maybelline Baby Lips. Probably one of the most talked about lip balms in the beauty world.

Now originally I had no intention of getting any of them as to be perfectly honest I'm not one to jump on the band-wagon. And...I'm gonna be honest...I didn't use much lip balms or cared for them before...

I know, I know (O.o) very bad.!! BUT when I heard there was a Mint one I just had to get one (I love my Body Shop Mint Gloss so I was wondering if this one was just as good) and then my friend convinced me to get 3! (Plus it was 3 for 2 at would've been a waste if I didn't right...?)

Mint Fresh
Okay. As you may know I am obsessed and love Mint products.! So I was really excited about trying this one. Especially as this was the only reason I got any of them.

It's really nourishing.!. It leaves my lips feeling fresh and once it soaks into my skin it leaves my lips feeling sooo soft.!. 
As it is clear I tend to use this as preparation for lipstick and as a overnight treatment for my lips. The packet does say "8 Hour Moisture" and I guess its true as I've tested it for overnight.!.!.

My lips are naturally peachy pink, but can you see the shine!!!
The only downside for me is that I could hardly smell I dunno maybe it's just me but the scent is very faint. (Good if your not a fan of strongly scented products.!)

Cherry Me 
You may or may not know this about me but I am a big Berry fan...with the exception of Cherries. I normally can't stand any product with the scent as it tends to be overpowering BUT this one is THE BEST.!!.!.!.!

I actually love the smell of this.! It's not overbearing or in your face. It's sweet and just smells yummy.!.!. Plus the colour is very natural and will suit pretty much every skin tone.
Pink Punch

Last but definitely not least. This cute Pink really does smell divine.!.!. Also very subtle and not in your face.!.!. But it's a scent I can't really grapefruit or a sweet I used to eat as a kid but I just can't put my finger on it.
The colour is almost like a Barbie Pink with a blue/purpleish undertone. I'm not entirely sure if I like it, I think its best to wear on daring days. I was surprised it even came out with some colour as I was honestly expecting it to be slightly clear...

Overall I do think I would repurchase them as they are cheap as they are £2.99 each, pigmented, have a some SPF protection and the scents are not overbearing.

Have you guys got these? And have you managed to figure out what Pink Punch smells like?

L.F.A. Xx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Lush - Sex Bomb Bath Bomb

This "sensual" and "relaxing" bath bomb definitely made me feel like "Cleopatra".
According to Lush's website Sex Bomb is jammed packed with all these goodies:  "Soy Milk, Clary Sage, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang, blended into a classic musk base" 

I ran my bath and when that was done I popped the Bath Bomb and watched as it fizzed away as it left my bath water a nice pinky colour.!.!.
I loved how as it fizzed it slowly allowed the flower that was embedded into it brake free...(although it eventually disintegrated too..) You can see it is pretty large so I do think one Bath Bomb is more than enough.

The water felt silky and smelt lovely! It a shame that the scent isn't long lasting on the skin as I wish I did smell of it afterwards. My skin did feel soft afterwards but obviously I had to moisturize afterwards. I definitely intend to repurchase this and to try other bath bombs out.!.!.

P.S. Doesn't the name just make you wanna sing "Sex Bomb by Tom Jones" ? me...oh..

L.F.A. Xx