The Sunday Summary #3 – The London Eye And A Lush Oxford Street Haul

Last week I raved about my trip to the Harry Potter studios which you can read here however today I wanted to talk about the rest of my time in London.

One of the things that I knew I wanted to do when I found out we had a whole day in London was to go on the oh-so-famous London Eye. The views were incredible!! I didn’t really know how high it actually went but you could honestly see right across London. I loved every minute of it.

After going on the London Eye, we had a very expensive bicycle ride up to Soho to find somewhere to eat. We went to Chiquito’s, after much deliberation but I wasn’t complaining because the cocktails were delicious! I went for the Halloumi Burger which had grilled halloumi, tomato salsa, red onion, lettuce and crunchy nachos in a soft brioche bun with mayo and chips. It tasted so good! Apologies for lack of photography, I was just so hungry so I dug straight in when the waiter put it on the table. For pudding, we obviously chose Churros which equally tasted amazing!

Whilst walking up to Oxford Street after lunch, we came across a street named after my nephew so I feel obliged to mention this on my blog…

Before heading back on to the longest coach journey ever, there was time for a pit stop in Lush Oxford Street and surprisingly I didn’t go to mad in there.

I picked up a couple of bath bombs including: Guardian of the Forest, Golden Slumbers, Cyanide Pill and Cheer Up Buttercup. I was thinking of perhaps writing a mini review about them in the following Sunday Summaries to let you know what I think of them.

I treated myself to the Furze Perfume which smells so summery. It’s not too over-powering but you can tell that the scent is there. The one thing I love about the perfumes at Lush is that I can still smell the scent after a long 8 hour shift which is fantastic when your stuck in a stuffy office with no windows that can open all day. It has neroli oil and mimosa absolute but it smells rather similar to Vanillary if you ask me.

There’s just something about bath melts that I have fallen in love with. Ever since my operation at the start of the year, my skin has never felt more dry in it’s life. Bath melts are packed full of cocoa butters and oils to help with dry and sensitive skin. I ended up with Delight which has lime and black pepper oil which are stimulating and uplifting as well as shea butter, cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil that are all great for dry skin. I like how the bath oil is coated in a lovely helping of silver lustre which I think will go beautifully with the Guardian of the Forest bath bomb.

The last thing I picked up was the Prince of Darkness Face Mask which has powdered charcoal that cleanses the skin, sea salt and lavender oil that refreshes the skin and Fullers Earth which is used to absorb excess oil. I have used it twice since coming back from London and I am in love! It is such a brilliant face mask to use during the summer months as it absorbs all the oils on your skin. It left my skin feeling super clean and moisturised as well.

Tonight, I used one of the Cheer Up Buttercup bath bombs with a bit of Brightside Bubble Bar and it was so relaxing especially after having tonsillitis most of the week. The bath bomb contains lime and neroli oil which are known for uplifting and refreshing your mind and mood, cocoa butter which made it really softening on the skin and yellow lustre which obviously makes everything better when you are feeling a little bit down. If you like the citrus, summer scents that Lush offer you will probably fall head over heels in love. It kind of reminds me of Fizzbanger or Dragon’s Egg but a smaller version. Did I mention that it is great for a weekend away because of how cute and small it is?

I hope you have had a lovely week. Have you tried any of the bath bombs that I have picked up recently?

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

Whether your in a relationship or not, Valentine’s was a good excuse for makeup lovers to get creative with their looks and that’s exactly what I have done. I have grabbed my Full Spectrum Palette that I am still madly in love with and created a makeup look that would be good for any kind of date you have prepared.

Starting with the base, I went for my go-to duo which is of course the GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation and the Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Concealer. I used the Beautiful Movements Bronzer in Summer Warmth and the Beautiful Movements Blush in Velvet Dawn as I know both of these products are long wearing and just give a slight shimmer to the cheeks. I didn’t want to go to heavy on my base makeup as the eyes and the lipstick is what I really wanted to concentrate on to make the look really pop.

For my eyes I used: Gossip and Delirious in my outer crease, Seize on my lid, Paranoia in my inner corner and blended it out a little with Bump. I think the shades went really well together. One thing I do love about the Full Spectrum Palette is that all the shades work really well together and blend beautifully. The eye look isn’t too heavy but still looks beautiful. I finished my eyes of with the Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner and Barry M’s That’s How I Roll Mascara.

Finally to finish the look off, I applied a bit of Lippy Girl’s Goddess Lipstick. If you have read my blog for a while, you will more than likely know that I am so nervous when it comes to wearing dark lipstick shades but I have fell head over heels in love with this one. It’s so beautiful and powerful on the lips although if you were wanting to re-create this look for a day date, you could always apply GOSH’s Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick in Smoothie which is a lovely pink shade.

Did you do anything special to celebrate Valentine’s this year? Perhaps you are planning a girls’ night out later this week? Let me know what your go-to products are for Valentine’s.

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Two Hearts Beating As One Bath Melt Review

Two Hearts Beating As One was the one Lush product that I was most intrigued about when the Valentine’s Day collection was first released. I honestly think that the Valentine’s collection is one of my most favourite that they release each and every year. I love Unicorn Horn. I love the Prince Charming Shower Cream. I especially love Lover Lamp but this year it’s the bath melt that stole my heart. Damn you cupid!

Alone bath melts don’t provide you with a huge extravagant display perhaps just some added colour but they can easily been thrown into your bubble bath or used to create a cocktail with another bath bomb to create an enhanced scent. They are usually packed full of butters and essentials oils that ripple through your bath to create waters that feel silky and smooth once you immerse  your body in the water. These butters and essential oils softens and hydrates the skin so much so that you don’t really need to moisturise. I occasionally use Frozen with Razzle Dazzle because the two together smell like a tropical paradise.

The scent of Two Hearts smells totally unique and different compared to other scents in Lush. It is floral and sweet but not so strong as other bath melts. It goes really well with the Cupid Bath Bomb that they have also released this year. It has ylang ylang and rose oils to give it the floral scent whilst the almond oils, apricot kennel oils and cocoa butters hydrate and nourish the skin. The bath melt can be split into two; one for your best friend or partner and the other for you, or you could treat yourself and throw the whole thing in at once. If you have time to pick one up before they disappear for the rest of the year, I highly suggest picking one up.

Have your triedTwo Hearts Beating As One yet? What’s your thoughts? Let me know in the comments.

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