125 Books In A Year: 3&4

I’m starting to think I’ve set myself too hard a challenge here. Luckily, I’ve got plenty of books on my Kindle too to keep me going!
3. Dani’s Story
A sad, sad tale about a little girl neglected by her mother. I won this in a giveaway over on Cheryl’s blog and it wouldn’t normally be the kind of book I’d be interested in – but it’s an interesting read.
4. Moonlight Mile
This novel was kindly gifted for me to review by the lovely people at The Book People. I’m not going to say too much about it, as I shall be reviewing it very soon but it does get you thinking.
As I mentioned above, I’m currently buying a variety of books for the Kindle. My current read is Beneath The Rainbow by Lisa Shambrook (a bloggers mum nonetheless, find Bekah’s blog here). I’ve also downloaded a couple of other books including The Ghosts of Varner Creek as suggested by Alycia from The Curious Pug. If you haven’t checked her blog out, by the way, be sure to do so – it’s one of my favourites!
What books have you been reading recently?
xo


Saturday night, I feel the air is getting hot

Just a quick outfit/makeup post from last night. Although you cannot see some of my outfit, I will still mention what I was wearing, including my fab new shoes from Everything5Pounds!
Leather Jacket, stolen from Mum again
Tunic top/tea dress (this time, the fuchsia one) Ebay
Leggings, Primark
Wedge boots in black, Everything5Pounds
Clutch bag, present from friend
My makeup for the night included:
Eyes
ELF Eyelid Primer in ‘Champagne’
Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in 330 ‘Azure’
Active Cosmetics Sunkissed Eyes
Collection 2000 Supersize mascara
Face
Rimmel Hide The Blemish concealer in ‘Ivory’
Rimmel Stay Matte foundation in ‘Ivory’
ELF Studio Pressed Powder in ‘Porcelain’
Fate Quad blusher
Lips
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream lip protectant stick SPF15
Clinique High Impact lip colour SPF15 in 017 ‘Rosette’
Quick lip shot whilst I was out
I had my first proper night out since Jack was born last night, it was a karaoke night in aid of charity – my friends mum and a few other people are climbing Kilimanjiro for two different charities, one in aid of Diabetes and the other in aid of Parkinsons.
It was a fun night, I got bought a few free drinks, and Steve got offered a job (even though he wasn’t with me!). Hope you all had a great Saturday evening!
xo

OOTD 24/02/12

Not the greatest pictures ever, but I think I’ve found my place to take OOTD’s! I did ask Steve earlier to take a picture as his golf tournament got cancelled and we were going out to lunch – however, last thing I know, he was still down the pub playing darts with our mate who’s down for the weekend. Ah well, timers work just as well as long-suffering boyfriends!
So, down to the outfit basics:
Leather Jacket, stolen from Mum
Blue floral tunic top, Ebay
Leggings, Primark
I purchased a few of these tunic tops in different colours from Ebay recently. For £2.99 a pop, they’re definitely worth it! Spent a little bit too much money on there and Everything5Pounds the other night though, I’m going to have to reign my spending in a bit!
What’s been your best bargain on Ebay? Vix, this question is especially for you!
xo 


February Empties

I haven’t got much in the way of empties this month, and this is my first ever empties post – so please be gentle! Here is what I’ve used up this month:
♥Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Conditioner sample (£3.36 for full size here) – This isn’t my most favourite conditioner, but nor is it my least. I got given numerous samples of this in my Bounty packs whilst pregnant and I’ve used them intermittently since I’ve had Jack. Probably wouldn’t purchase myself, as I’m a Herbal Essences girl. However, definitely a worthwhile conditioner.

♥Oral B Pro-Expert All-Around Protection toothpaste sample (£3.49 for full size here) – Another free sample, this time from the Oral B website itself. I’m signed up to all the freebie websites, because free toothpaste, cosmetics and haircare products are always handy and welcome. I loved this toothpaste – I normally buy Colgate but am considering purchasing the full size of this product.

 ♥Mama Naked Calming Bath Foam/Soak (£4 for 300ml of product here) – This product is divine. It leaves skin feeling soft and the bubbles it creates whilst you’re in the bath are mind blowing. A special present to myself when I was pregnant, I would buy this over and over again.

♥Olay Total Effects Wake Up Wonder Anti-Ageing Moisturiser sample (£14.29 for full size product here) – Another goodie from the freebie websites, I completely forgot I had this until a couple of days ago! As you can only get two applications from it, I finished this product in no time at all. It left my skin feeling moisturised and super hydrated, but I couldn’t possibly comment on the anti-ageing properties of the product as I don’t think I’m ready for those products just yet.

♥The Body Shop Strawberry shower gel (60ml bottle;part of a gift set – find 250ml for £4 and 750ml for £12 here) – My favourite Body Shop product ever! The smell of this shower gel is absolutely gorgeous and lasts on the skin for ages afterwards. I received this little bottle in a giveaway win from Jen’s blog and I finally used it up. If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I have an array of shower gels to get through and I finally finished this little one, only to be given the 250ml size bottle by a friend the other day! Lucky I love this product, I suppose! This leaves my skin feeling super soft and lathers up something lovely. Definitely worth a repurchase.

Have you recently done an empties post? Leave your links below, I’d love to read them!

xo

REVIEW: Lush Space Girl Bath Bomb

I recently posted a review of the Lush Think Pink bath bomb, which I bought as part of a Lush haul with a few other goodies. This bath bomb was one of those ‘goodies’. I’d seen a lot about the Space Girl bath bomb around the blogging community and wanted to see what the fuss was about.
It was Gemma-Louise’s review, which you can find here, that became the deciding factor in which bath bomb I would choose, and I soon had a Space Girl bath bomb winging its way to me.
About Lush
I won’t bore you too much with details of the company behind these luscious bath bombs, I’m pretty sure we all know who Lush are by now. However, if you aren’t so knowledgeable about the brand, here are a few things you may like to know:
Lush will only buy ingredients from companies who do not test on animals. They invent all their own products and fragrances by hand and try to use as little packaging as possible. They also like to make their customers happy & they believe the customer is always right. You’ll always find a happy face beaming back at you from your product – that’s the person who made it!
The Packaging
Not much can be said about the packaging. As mentioned above, Lush try to use as little packaging as possible, instead focussing on the quality of their products. The bath bomb turned up in a little air-tight plastic bag, just big enough for the bath bomb to fit inside. Not pretty but practical and as environmentally friendly as they can be. It gets the thumbs up from me.
The Product
The product is extremely pretty – a mixture between a lilac and pale blue colour. Shaped like a planet, the name Space Girl definitely makes sense. After letting it fizz in the bath for a few seconds, it looked like this:
As you can see, it is starting to foam up nicely and the water below is starting to turn a lovely shade of purple. I then dropped the bomb back in to see what would happen…
I was astounded by how beautiful the colour of the water was. Some people have said that they find this bath bomb to be one of the faster dissolving ones, but I can honestly say that this fizzed away merrily for quite some time. The smell that emitted from the bath bomb was unbelievable too. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what the scent was at first, but after a little while of racking my brain, I believe it smells of Parma Violets, the sweets you used to be able to get from old-style sweet shops. Can you still get them?
If you listen carefully, you can also hear the popping candy that is inside, although I did have to strain to hear mine.
The bath left me feeling refreshed and in a much happier mood, the smell of Parma Violets really lifted my spirits and I got out of the bath with a spring in my step.
Would I repurchase?
Without a doubt, yes. This bath bomb smells divine, looks beautiful and just generally put me in a great mood!
The only downside was having to get out of the bath, unfortunately. With water as beautiful as the above picture, why would you want to?
What’s your favourite product from Lush? Are there any you’d recommend to me for my next haul?
xo