Saturday, 29 August 2015

August Favourites

August is nearing it's end which means one thing - it's time for my August Favourites!



I was determined to hunt down the Lush store on Oxford High Street when we were in London recently and I'm surprised I managed to contain myself and only buy two bath bombs! It's three floors of gorgeous smelling products and there's so many new and different things to look at compared to your regular Lush store. I knew I had to contain myself so picked up the Experimenter and Intergalactic. Wanting to make the most of them, so far I've only used the Experimenter. This consists of five of the most vibrant colours that leaves your bath in a psychedelic frenzy. It's truly mesmerising to watch and well, just look at the results below! As usual with lush products, your nose will thank you for the fragrant smell it leaves as you relax back into the warm water. 









I finally caved and added the latest Naked palette to my collection and I have no regrets whatsoever. My best friend and I purchased Naked Smokey together online so when they both arrived we were both instantly texting one another swooning over the contents. We both agreed that the packaging of Naked Smokey has to be one of our favourite yet. It feels a lot more expensive and this time is see through, with swirls of smoke across the lid. The palette consists of twelve shades varying from matte to shimmer, so there really is a lot to play with. As usual with the naked palettes, the eye shadows are blendable and highly pigmented. The range of colours from dark to light mean there are various smoky combinations at your disposal, making it really easy to create the smoky eye so many of us desire. As usual, the palette comes with a duo-ended brush which is so soft and lovely to use with the shadows. I'm really looking forward to playing more with this palette, especially as the softer, summer make up begin to fade out ready for vampy winter looks. 


When I was younger, I used to love keeping a diary (though looking back, my entries are rather embarrassing!) however as I grew up I just didn't have the time to set aside to scrawl the ups and downs of my day onto paper so eventually I just stopped. So when I received One Line a Day last Christmas, it ticked all the right boxes! The idea is that every day for five years you write a tiny bit about your day and that's it! Nobody can argue that it's a difficult to find the time as it takes at most two minutes.

The hardest part I find is if I've had a boring, uneventful day and deciding what to put. I've been filling the book in for eight months now and I love flicking through it already, let alone when I'll have five years worth to trawl through. I also like that it makes you sit back and consider your day as a whole and try to narrow down the most meaningful part you want to write about. I haven't even mentioned the design of the book with it's gold-leafed pages and soft cover. It's also a great portable size to take with you anywhere if that's what you fancy. This five year diary is in my August favourites after I realised just how much I enjoyed keeping a little memory from every day of my life.



I never like to stick to one particular shower gel as I like to mix things up and try different products. I have a little bunch of Soap & Glory products in my cupboard that I dip in and out of and the most recent product I picked was 'Whipped Clean' which is a body wash and moisturising butter in one! I'm all for saving time so I was a big fan of this product before I even tried it. It is a creamy consistency and noticeably softening. Plus the smell is divine: vanilla, almond and pistachio - you really do end up smelling delicious!


Okay, I know I'm very late to the game with this one, considering it was released in 2011 and all, but that's what Netflix is for eh? Me and Matt have been devouring this drama series lately. We love a good whodunnit anyway but this series is full of twists and turns. We're only on season two at the moment, but so far the story follows the murder of a young girl called Rosie in mysterious circumstances. We follow Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder who are investigating the case. When you think they've finally caught the killer, something else happens that completely throws the story in another direction, which is exactly what we love about it. If your looking for a new series to sink your teeth in, you should definitely give The Killing a go!

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I feel like I say this all the time but how quickly has this month gone?! It'll be Christmas before we know it! What have you been loving this August?
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Emily x

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  1. Really want to get the smoky eye palette <3 love lush but couldn't stand the smell of the experimenter :/
    great post!
    Chloe xx

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    1. You definitely need to Chloe! A worthy purchase if ever there was one! x

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  2. Thanks so much for following me on Bloglovin! I have to admit, when I clicked over to your blog, I thought you'd been at it for a lot longer, everything is so professional and well done!

    I've been reading about Lush for ages, but have yet to actually try any of their products. I've heard nothing but good things though, so I'll have to jump on the bandwagon at some point!

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    1. Aw thank you so much Angelina! That's always lovely to hear, but nope - bit of a newbie actually!

      Oh wow I can't believe you've not been to one, definitely needs to be on the to do list! x

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  3. I love Soap & Glory but have yet to try this shower gel! I also nominated you for the Liebster Award Tag! the details are on my blog♥ Hope you can participate!

    Lucy | http://lifebylucy.com/

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    1. It does seem to one of the products overlooked but I can't see why! Thank you Lucy, will pop on over!

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  4. whipped clean sounds interesting. i wish to try it!

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  5. I can’t believe how big the store is! The lush store here is like a little box packed with soap. I can hardly breath when I go inside because everything is pretty much all together in the space of about 5 meters square! I think I’m going to have to go back though after seeing this post, I really want to try their bath bombs now!!

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    1. It is ridiculously big compared to the smaller stores! I can't work out if that helps with the strong smell or makes it worse because of the vast quantity of products! Either way, go go go!

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  6. Nice picture,You look absolutely stunning!

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  7. The Lush Experimenter Bath Bomb and One Line A Day Diary are things I'm crushin' on too xx

    -Wildfire Charm

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  8. I live in London and somehow I still haven't managed to get myself to the Lush Oxford Street store, I guess I want to be toddler free when I do go so I can browse through everything properly. Th bath bombs you picked up look amazing x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yes I would suggest toddle free is the best way to go! I had my boyfriend with me and welll...that was a similar sort of experience ;) You must go though! x

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  9. I have that exact one line a day book, and I've never managed to complete an entire year, like I have 3 quarters of the book in 2012, and then half with 2013 and now 2015 haha! I'm getting my moneys worth with extra years!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. You really are getting your moneys worth! And even if you haven't completed a full year - you've still got those memories to look through! x

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  10. Confession: Never been to a Lush store and have never tried a Lush product. I know. We don't get Lush here but I've been meaning to try them out for ages!

    The One Line A Day Book sounds magnificent, plus it's so pretty! I've got a bit of a passion for writing, so I think jotting down one line a day and flicking through them in the years to come will be wonderful!

    And I know! How fast has the month gone?! But I'm so excited for Christmas, haha. Happy (almost) September, Emily!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Oh what a pain not having one near you! You'll definitely need to scout one out next time you travel somewhere!

      It really is nice to do! And I bet it'll be even stranger to read in five years time - who knows where we'll be then eh?

      Happy (almost) September to you too May! xx

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  11. Entering LUSH and leaving with just two bath bombs really is great self-control.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I know, how on earth I did it I will never know...

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  12. I picked up Lush's experimenter bath bomb a few weeks ago too and loved it!Xx]

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty Blog

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  13. I still can't believe I've never tried using a bath bomb by Lush, they always look gorgeous - both in and out of water! Have a lovely week ahead Emily :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Well being in the UK Gabrielle - you have no excuse! :p You must pick one up :) Have a great week too! x

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  14. Those bath bombs look fab, I used to spend all my pocket money on Lush bath bombs.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. It's a good thing I never knew about lush when I was younger or I would have done the exact same! x

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  15. omg I want to try lush! Its not available here and the shipping fee costs a lot :( Enjoy everything dear

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart
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    1. Ahhh how annoying! We definitely take it for granted here! Thank you Kandice :) x

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  16. The bath bomb looks amazing. I need to try it someday :)

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  17. omg, looks fantastic!! I'd love to try it :D xoxo

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  18. What a colourful bath bomb! I wouldn't want to leave the bath but enjoy the colorful bath.

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    1. I know what you mean, the colours are so gorgeous! But the cold water usually pushes you out! :p

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  19. Wonderful picks for August! I love the idea of that 'A line a day' book :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. It really is so easy and manageable to do :) x

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  20. I've never tried Lush bath bombs before! I know, I know. Oh, the pains of not having a Lush anywhere nearby and not having a bathtub at home :c Great picks, I LOVE your blog xx

    La'bell || labellwong.blogspot.com

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    1. No lush! What is the world coming to :p At least you know where to head if you are ever over this side of the world eh? :p x

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  21. Great post - love the products mentioned. I really would love to get my hands on those lush bath bombs and love the idea of a one line a day notebook. 👍

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. The one line a day diary is definitely a must - so worth it to preserve your memories :) x

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  22. That bath bomb looks AMAZING! I have been wanting an naked palette for a while now, wasn't thinking of the smokey one but after seeing this, I think that might be what I go for! Absolutely LOVE the idea of that journal, I have been doing a similar thing this year with gratitude thoughts each day :) Like you said, it's so nice to relive memories :)

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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  23. I've been wanting to try the Experimenter bath bomb for a while but when I popped into Lush the other day I didn't get it as I wasn't a fan of the scent! I also desperately want to get my hands on the Smokey palette - but think I'll have to wait until Christmas as I can't wuite afford it at the moment :( x
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  24. i'm dying to get the smoky palette and those bath bombs look lovely as well :)

    avec danielle | new post

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  25. Those journals are so cute, I need to get one!
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  26. Wow! Defo need to go and take a trip down lush sometime as these are far too goregous to resist!xx

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  27. I need to try the naked smokey palette, it looks too nice.
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  28. I'm so tempted to get that palette! I passed on the Naked 3, so I might get this one :D

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  29. Oh my dayzzz...I have to try these bath bombs. The colours and I'm sure it will smell delightful.

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  30. Oh my, those bath bombs! I never want to use them because they look too pretty!

    Marina | MarinaSimone

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  31. The diary seems so appealing to me, both design wise and due to it's simplicity, I keep a memory book and glue in pictures as I go, and I love to look back at it so I really want to try the other book as well <3

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  32. I've thought about getting the Smoky palette, but I'm not sure yet if I should get it~!

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  33. great post :) kisses!

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  34. Loving all of your picks - my favourite is for sure the bath bombs though, the colours look magical in the bath!

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  36. omg , these bath bombs ... I WANT IT
    great post
    kiss

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  37. Love your sharing!Nice post

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  38. My favorite color palette! Great post!

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  39. Nice picks and that Lush Bath Bomb looks so cute. I have so many Soap and Glory in my wishlist. Hope to buy them someday.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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