Lush Bath Bomb Review

If there is one brand I can’t live without, it has to be Lush! 

I was babysitting my little cousin a few weeks ago and I had nipped into Primark to grab some hair clips so my other half took my cousin to Lush to get out the rain! 

Whilst in there he treated me to this lovely bath bomb! (Direct Link)

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It is probably just as well I wasn’t with him at the time otherwise I would have bought this plus the rest of the shop! 

Anyway, I was feeling particularly stressed after a long day at work and uni the other day so I thought I would run myself a nice bath and try this out! 

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From the appearance of the bath bomb, I totally didn’t expect this lovely purple colour! 

It smelt great too! It was a very rich, fruity smell! The bathroom smelt amazing for ages after! And there was no stains on the bath after I let the water away either so my landlord can’t complain!! 

The scent of the bomb stuck to my skin for at least 12 hours after which I would say is pretty good! Normal shower gel scents don’t normally last anymore than 15 minutes on my skin!! 

I would definitely recommend trying this bath bomb! I am definitely adding these and other Lush items to my Christmas list! 

Have you tried any Lush products lately? I’d love to read your posts! Drop me a comment in the box below! 🙂 

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Huge Autumn Haul!!

Firstly, I apologise for neglecting my blog lately! I’ve been so busy with work and uni that I’ve just had no time to post! Don’t worry though, I have a long list of posts I want to get up so you can all look forward to those! 

This post was supposed to be lots of little ones but it’s taken me so long to get them up that I’ve decided to merge them into one and show you all my huge autumn haul! 

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The first item is this lovely batwing leopard print top! This was £5 from Primark. It’s a little short on the body and I’m only 5ft 1 so I’d imagine it would be more like a crop top on anyone tall but it looks nice with a little black cami under it so I’m keeping it 🙂 

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This beautiful fairisle dress is from everything5pounds.com (obviously it was £5). I’ve been looking for a dress like this since last winter and I’m so glad I found this. I can’t wait to wear it with chunky tights and boots! Expect an outfit post when I finally get the chance to wear this! As an added bonus, when this arrived it had a label on it saying £15.99 so I got an absolute bargain with this! Go check out their website, they’ve got some really cute knitted dresses on there just now! 

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Now I am not usually mad about heels, I’m more of a boots/flats person but these really caught my eye. These were also from a bargain website called justfor5pounds.com! I bought them to wear to a blogger event I attended in Glasgow 2 weeks ago (Post about this coming up next!) and I loved them! I don’t know how, with them having such a chunky heel but I did manage to go over on my ankle in them unfortunately! 

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Don’t you just love this cardigan!? It is just so cosy and fluffy! And if you are not mad on the faux-fur collar it is removable! This was £28 from Peacocks and I just love it! (Direct Link) I can definitely see me wearing this all winter! 

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This is another peacocks item! This lovely burgundy bag was only £14 and I have to say it’s exactly what I was needing for carrying my Uni things in! (Direct Link) It may not look like it but I can get my 13 inch macbook pro in here along with a textbook, my purse (stuffed full of 1 and 2p’s!) and a pencil case! And because it has a long strap, I can wear it across my body to avoid getting a sore shoulder! 

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As you will probably be aware from previous posts, I am a sucker for cat socks! These were £4 for a pack of 3 from peacocks which is not too bad. (Direct Link) I’ve worn and washed them a few times now and they are still looking as good as new so I’m very happy! 

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Every time I go into Primark I can’t seem to leave without buying a pair of Pyjamas! I went in the other day and they had so many tartan bottoms, I must have spent at least 20 minutes trying to decide what ones to buy! I finally settled on these but every other pair they have are on my christmas list!! These were £6. The only thing I would say is the flannel material Primark pyjamas tend to go bobbly very quickly (after 1 wear most times!) which is quite disappointing! The fleece material ones are much better! However I don’t mind too much as it gives me an excuse to go back and buy more! 

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I bought these lovely scarves for wearing to work! I’ve been wearing the same scarf for weeks and I managed to get permanent marker all over it when doing sale prep so I had to get new ones! Obviously I couldn’t settle on just 1 so I bought 3!

Burgundy Paisley (Link) The other 2 are not on the website but see store locator to find your local store! 

 

These are square scarves and I like to wear them rolled up and draped round my neck. They are £9.99 each but they are on ‘buy one get one half price’ just now so if you like what you see, go grab some! 

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There was one item I didn’t already own and it was a tartan shirt! I was browsing in the hollister sale the other day and this jumped out at me! I don’t know why, but I was really drawn to the colour. It’s a gorgeous jade green colour. This was only £16.99 in the sale and I just had to have it. It is a floaty, silky material and it looks great with skinny jeans and converse for those long lectures at Uni! 

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The lovely people over at very.co.uk phoned me up and offered me £30 off if I made an order of £60 or more on my credit account! So obviously I couldn’t resist this and snapped up these uggs! (Direct Link) I’ve been deliberating over lots of different uggs over the last few weeks, and I already own the chestnut colour in these boots so I decided on the chocolate colour as I don’t already have a dark brown pair of boots. Obviously I was delighted with these especially as I got them for £120 instead of £150! 

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I used my very credit account a bit more when their sale started a few days after I bought my uggs! I couldn’t decide on which colour I liked best but since there was a special offer on sale products when I bought them (extra 24% off for 24 hours), I got these for just £3.90 each!! The material is gorgeous on these, so nice and soft! I’ve worn them both with skinny jeans and boots and they look great on too! (Direct Link)

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I also got this lovely metallic cardigan in the very sale! (Direct Link) It was reduced to £10 and I love it! It’s actually a golden colour (sorry the lighting is rubbish in my room). It is one of the few colours of cardigan I didn’t already own so I had to have this. And I just love sparkly things! 

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These cute little ankle boots were also in the Very sale! (Direct Link) I got them for just £9.88! I’ve worn them all week at work and they are sooooo comfy! I’m delighted with these! I like to wear them with tights and a black midi dress, but I’m going to explore other ways of wearing them next week! 

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I finally managed to find a cat print dress that I like! I bought this on ebay and I got it for a bargain price of £2.58! Obviously because it was burgundy, I just had to have it! I’ve not had a chance to wear this yet, but I’ve tried it on loads and I love it! 

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And finally (I bet you are glad to see that word!), I got this cute leopard print dress in the New Look sale for £12. I bought this to wear to the blogger event I was at 2 weeks ago! I love leopard print and it was long enough to wear with tights so I was very happy with this! 

So that is everything I have been buying over the last couple of weeks! Which item is your favourite? 

New twitter!

Hello All! 

I’ve just set up a new twitter account for people who want to follow my blog postings and other fashion/beauty/lifestyle related tweets! I don’t want to keep boring all my friends with my blog posts! Ha Ha! 

Add me on katiemccann92 ! 

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Primark Haul! (October 2013)

Eeeek! My favourite kind of post! 

Last weekend my mum and I went into town for a little spending spree! I had just been paid so it was the perfect time for a primark haul! 

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This was the first item I picked up. This was £4 and has a lovely chiffon back with a big loop cutaway! I plan on wearing this to work with leggings or with a black skirt and tights! 

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I’m an absolute sucker for Primark Pyjamas and these were only £5! I love how cosy and soft they are! 

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I absolutely fell in love with this cardigan the moment I saw it! It was £14 which is more than I normally pay for a cardigan in Primark but I just had to have it. It is burgundy (my favourite!) and sparkly (another favourite!) with gold and black detailing. I wore it to Uni today and it was warm enough to run from the car in the rain and also cool enough to prevent me overheating in the stuffy classrooms. 

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Next up is these burgundy leggings. I really liked the quilted panels at the top and I think these will look nice with ugg boots in the winter. They are also a nice thick material which is a bonus! These were £6. Image

I then got this lovely sparkly black skirt. I probably won’t wear this much but I’m possibly planning on wearing it at Christmas time as it looks very festive! This was £6. It feels quite thin and flimsy though so I’m hoping it will be okay to wear with just tights! 

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Now on to the accessories! I’m not planning on buying a new winter coat this year so I’m buying some new accessories to go with it. My coat is burgundy tartan and it’s bum-length wool coat, So this wooly hat will look awesome with it! And a bargain at only £3. The knitted headband was £1.50. I bought a few of these last year and I never wore them as I thought they looked a bit silly on me. However I’ve had them on a few times in the last few weeks (mainly to keep my hair out my way) and they look so much better now I’ve grown my hair a lot longer! 

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Next, I got these sparkly studded shoes for £4 in the sale. I have to wear black shoes to work so I’ve been buying lots of patterned black shoes and so far I’ve not been told off! These are actually very comfy for primark shoes! The pants were £1. Anyone who knows me will know I’m obsessed with anything cat print! I’m definately a self-proclaimed cat lady! So when I saw these I had to get them to add to my cat-clothing collection! 

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And finally I picked up these hair accessories! I’ve been wearing my hair down a lot lately but clipping back the front bits as they are very frizzy and NEVER sit right! So i grabbed this set of 2 hair clips for £1. Then I got these 2 hairbands in the sale. The cream one was £1 and the black fake-hair braided one was only 50p! I saw a girl at Uni wearing a similar hairband the other day so I thought I would give them a try! 

So that’s everything for this Primark Haul! What’s you favourite item? Have you done a primark haul recently? I’d love to see your posts so drop me a comment in the box below! 

New Look Sale Finds!

Lots of shops are beginning to have mid season sales already, and New Look is no exception! 

I’ve been looking for a few nice tops to wear with leggings/jeggings at uni. I picked up these two tops for just £5 each! 

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I really love the aztec print just now. The grey one is more fitted and could even be worn as evening wear, dressed up with some heels! And I love the burgundy one purely for the colour! If you’ve been reading my blog you will know I’ve been obsessed with this colour recently! 

Have you found any bargains in the new look sale? 

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Wardrobe Clear out!

After my many shopping sprees in the last few weeks, my wardrobe was looking a little bit too full so on my day off I decided to have a big clear out! I’m going to be selling some of the clothes I’m parting with, on ebay over the weekend so I’ll post a link to my ebay at some point this week! 

Here is what my wardrobe looked like before my clear out! Image

This is a highly embarrassing sight, I’m sure you will agree! I can’t believe I let it get so messy. 

Below is how it now looks, after filling 3 bin bags of unwanted clothes! Image

Much Better!! You will notice I have one whole shelf full of just scarves! I love scarves and think they can completely change a plain outfit. During my 5 years working in Tie Rack I’ve built up quite a collection, as you can see! 

Hopefully my wardrobe will stay looking this tidy from now on! 

When was the last time you had a good wardrobe clear out? 

New Look Haul + 25% voucher link!

I managed to come across a little voucher for 25% off at New Look until 24th september, so this was the perfect opportunity to pick up a few new items for wearing to Uni.

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The first thing I picked up was this cute deer vest top! It is quite a long vest which I really like so I can wear it with leggings! This was £7.99 so with 25% off I got it for £6 which is verging on Primark prices which is just great! I can tell I will wear this lots!

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You can’t really tell from the picture (Sorry, the lighting in my bedroom is terrible) but these are denim look leggings! I used to have a pair of these a few years ago but I managed to rip them so I threw them out! I like wearing leggings as they are so comfy, especially when you are stuck sitting around in classes all day so I will definitely wear these lots too! And because they are denim effect, they will go with all my navy clothes too! These were £9.99 reduced to £7.50 with my voucher!

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I’ve been looking for a comfy pair of black flats for wearing to work for a while! I need something with a substantial sole as I stand for up to 6 hours at a time on a tiled floor which is a killer on my feet! New look have definitely made lots of improvements to the soles on their shoes for A/W as these have a much thicker sole than they used to! These are just basic flats but they will be perfect for work and with 25% off, I got these for just £6! Bargain!

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And finally, I found these colourful studs in the jewellery section. I’ve had my ears pierced 4 times but I can never find any plain studs to wear so I only ever wear one set of earrings at a time. However these will mean I can wear more now! I couldn’t believe how cheap these were! They look much more expensive than they were. And with 25% I only paid £2.99 for them!

So if you have seen anything you like in new look, print off the following voucher and you can claim 25% off like me!! Hurry though, it is only valid for a few more days!

Friends and Family 25% off Voucher- Valid Until 24th September

B1G1HP beauty at boots!

Today I used the last of my favourite foundation so I popped into boots after work to grab another one. I thought this would be a quick in-out situation but no, I spotted an offer not to be missed! 

Right now boots have Buy 1 get 1 half price on mix and match across all beauty products. So here is what I picked up from this offer! 

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Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm- £2.99

I’ve seen these lip balms on lots of blogs recently so I really want to try them out! The purple one is tinted a slightly nude colour so hopefully it will be a nice alternative to lipgloss (which my long hair always sticks to in the lovely Scottish wind!) The yellow one is just a plain hydrating balm. 

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Collection 2000 Mascara- £2.99

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation- £7.69

I don’t wear a lot of mascara but the one I had was all clumpy so I took advantage of the boots offer to get a new one! I just wanted something cheap so this suited me perfectly. The foundation is the same one I’ve been using for about 3 years! It works really well with my skin so I don’t want to try anything different! I like that it is a mousse too as it makes it a lot easier to blend! 

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Rimmel Nail Polish- £3.99

I absolutely love Rimmel nail polishes! They always look really nice and don’t chip as easy as the cheaper brands. This one is a sparkly orange colour and I just loved it the second I saw it! It goes with my handbag and all my orange clothes I’ve been buying! I’ve just finished putting it on my nails and I have to say it looks really nice after only 2 coats! 

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Barry M Nail Polish- £2.99

I also really liked this colour! It is a cerise pink glitter! I’m looking forward to trying this one out once I’m done with the orange sparkles! 

That was all my lovely new make-up purchases which, including a £1.65 bottle of hairspray, came to £21 which is not too bad for all these goodies! 

What have you been buying in this boots offer? 

 

Just a little haul…

Don’t you just love it when your student loan appears in your bank? Well i do, because that only means one thing! Shopping!

So here is the items I’ve picked up this week!

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Top- River Island £22

Okay so this top is waaay too expensive for what it is but I just fell in love with it and I had to have it! I wore it to my first day back at uni yesterday with the burgundy cami dress from my Primark Haul- September post, and plain black leggings. 

I’ve not got a photo of my next purchase (because they are in the wash right now!) but I got these black leggings from M&S. I don’t usually buy things from M&S but i have to say, their new A/W collection is really good! These leggings were £15 which is more than i usually pay but I’ve had them on about 5 times and they still look as good as they did when i bought them! 

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Leggings- Next (Outlet store) £11

I really like wearing pattern trousers and leggings and this must be one of the only patterns I didn’t already have! I thought these were really nice, I’m looking forward to wearing them with a plain black cami and a coloured cardigan. The only problem I’ve found with them is that they sit on the hips, whereas I prefer my leggings pulled up Simon Cowell style! I still really like them though so I’m keeping them! 

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Jumper- Primark £3 (BARGAIN!) 

I picked up this jumper thinking it was £8 (it was on a full price rail), but when I got to the till it scanned at £3 so I was delighted! I really like sparkly jumpers and as this one has silver lurex thread in it I had to have it. I’m secretly happy Autumn is here cause I can get all my sequin jumpers back out again!! 

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Hoody- £14.98 Ebay (Here)

I’ve been wanting this hoody for a year now and I finally bought it! I just love the massive, leopard print hood! It’s really cosy and looks great with leggings and ugg boots on those chilly afternoons! I can see me living in this when I’m stuck in the library in the winter! 

So that is all I’ve purchased so far! What is your favourite item? How would you wear these? 

Tie Rack A/W 2013!

If you didn’t know before, I work for an awesome accessories company called tie rack. This post is all about my pick of the best items in this years autumn/winter collection! (there were far too many pretty things to choose from but I managed to narrow it down to four!)

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Serape £34.99

If you don’t know what a serape is, then listen up! These amazing items are basically a large shawl but they are honestly so cosy and will keep you warm all winter! The leopard print and fur combination is very on trend for this year! And this one even comes with little arm holes on the side to make this look like an oversized cardigan when wearing it! (another on trend item for this year). I plan to wear this lots and as it gets colder i’ll start wearing a long sleeved t-shirt under it to keep me a bit warmer!

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Serape £34.99

Because there are so many amazing patterns and colours to choose from in this year’s range of serapes, i couldn’t just pick one so I also had to get this cute tartan one! Tartan is another print that is going to be massive this winter so I’m really looking forward to wearing this! Keep an eye out for some future posts showing you how to look amazing wearing these!

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Pashmina £17.99

I am a big fan of pashminas as they are such a versatile product (I must own one in every colour imaginable!) Tie rack pashminas are a great size for doing so many different things with them! I bought this one as it’s a lovely burgundy colour so it will go with all the burgundy items I’ve been buying lately!

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Scarf £19.99

And finally, I just love this scarf! Everything about it is perfect! I’ve not been able to get a tartan scarf for many years because I’m allergic to wool and I’ve only ever seen wool ones! But this one is made of acrylic so I know it’s not going to irritate my skin. I had this scarf out on a test run to the shops last night and it kept me nice and cosy in the cold breeze! I don’t think I will have this scarf off during winter this year! It looks amazing with so many different colours!

That is my top 4 favourite items from Tie Rack’s Autumn Winter Collection so far! Look out for more posts about this. I’m sure there are plenty more amazing items waiting to come into stores!

What do you think about these products? How would you wear a serape? I’d love to hear your thoughts!