Monday, 16 March 2015

Tips To Look Gorgeous Without Make-Up *

Looking picture-perfect flawless is what every woman desires. When I am counselling most of them say they want to feel beautiful. Not just look beautiful, but feel beautiful too. They want to embrace it, radiate it without applying layers of make-up. So here are few simple remedies to all the ladies who love to pamper themselves when they are relaxing at home.

1. Honey and lemon- take a tablespoon of lemon juice mix it well with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply it on your face gently and leave it for 15-20 mins. Lime and honey work as a natural bleach, which makes your skin glow. Make sure you wash your face with cold water.

2. Oatmeal and cinnamon scrub- this combination is perfect for all skin types, it is rich in protein and antioxidants. Thus it helps to promote the growth of cell. Just take 1/2 cup of oat meal, add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder, mix it well in lukewarm water. Leave it for 5-7 mins and gently massage on your face and neck. Then, wash with cold water and see the difference. 

3. Ice-cube- this is one of my favourites, I regularly do it while watching television or playing online bingo. It usually helps in the circulation of the blood. If you are going to a party, a wedding or a bingo hall, rub an ice-cube before applying make-up. This will make you look more fresh and gives it an instant glow.

4. Papaya face pack- take a ripped papaya which is available easily these days in the market. Take a piece of it and mash it nicely with a fork or you can simply blend it. Add some honey to it and apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. This will help you to get rid of blackheads and dead cells of the skin and gives a radiant, younger looking skin.

5. Egg Pack- egg whites are rich in vitamin, protein and mineral. It helps in nourishing your skin by cleansing, lightning and exfoliate the skin complexion. It is used specially to get rid of wrinkles. 

These are some simple tips which I do. It’s just not about looking beautiful, but also to feel it from within. Every woman is born with a beautiful skin. So make sure to take proper care of it. It is also advisable to use these DIY tops at home instead of spending a bomb on salons and spa. 

What I usually do is, apply a face pack and play my favourite game- online bingo on the best bingo site GameVillage Bingo. This site is well known in the gambling industry for its uniqueness. Their eye-catchy promotions, huge jackpots and fun chat rooms makes me come back for more each time. So if you are a bingo lover too and yet to try online bingo, then go on- click here and have some fun.

* This post is sponsored

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Lush Hull Event // Part 1

Even i thought going to a blogging event literally seconds after i had finished work would be a challenge but i'm so pleased that i found some energy from somewhere. This was the first blogging event that the Hull branch of Lush have held and needless to say, it was an absolute triumph!

I work just around the corner from Lush which made things all the more convenient with the event starting at 6pm and that being when my shift finished. I was due to meet Ashton there but she was running a bit late and Megan couldn't make it so i ventured in alone and in time, Ashton appeared and bless her, it was her first event and she was so nervous but it didn't take her long to relax.

 The first part of the event was all about the new range of scents from Gorilla perfumes. We were given this comic book and it was filled with short stories which related to the perfumes. We had three different scents placed on the corresponding stories which included;

Death & Decay
All Good Things
Kerbside Violet

I had been into Lush a couple of days previous and had a try of All Good Things and i can honestly say, it smells divine. I'm wasn't a massive fan of the Kerbside violet scent but regardless of it's name, Death & Decay smelt absolutely incredible. The story behind it, is that when you first smell it, it is meant to signify the transition to a time when you are considering life or death;a sort of dark place. But then it transforms into this sweet, almost happy scent that signifies optimism and the sign that something good can come from the bad. Don't let the name put you off, this scent is fantastic and i am definitely buying myself some on my next pay day.

Next we moved over to the most psychedelic looking display i have ever seen (and that's really saying something considering Lush is probably the most vibrant shop in the world) This display showcased the new Easter Collection and i was so excited to find out out what they had to offer this year.


 First up was the carrot soap. I loved the fact it was actually in the shape of a massive carrot, it just added to the novelty value. When it was cut open, it displayed an inner core shaped like a rabbit. Adorable factor went up by a further 10 points for this. This soap smells divine, a mix of tropical scents and a buttery texture makes it really pleasant. Chelsea did a demonstration to show how well it worked and it made so much lather and left her skin feeling really soft. I can confirm that this wasn't just a single phenomenon, i tried it myself when i got home and it left my skin feeling (and smelling) beautiful.

This gigantic colourful disc is rainbow soap. It's pretty self explanatory, i mean look at it! A giant rainbow coloured soap that you could easily pass off as the steering wheel for an 18 wheeler. This wasn't cut up for us to see inside but in all honesty, i wouldn't have cut it open either because it's so beautiful to look at in all it's frisbee glory.

Ahhhh the bath bombs, it wouldn't be Lush without them would it. The Easter collection had some great offerings. The top one (rabbit shaped) is called 'Hoppity Poppity' and encased inside is a pink centre and it is also filled with lustre covered balls of popping candy. So when it goes in the bath, it's surprise after surprise! 

The 'Bunch Of Carrots' is a reusable bubble bar. Like other bubble bars, you hold it under running water or swirl it around in the bath and it makes an insane amount of bubbles. It also has the same scent as the carrot soap. I thought these were adorable and i am definitely picking some up next time i'm in there.

Ah the 'Golden Egg' bathbomb. This glittery egg of beautifulness caught everyones eye and we were all intrigued by it. The concept behind it, is that it is meant to be similar to a Cadburys Creme Egg, it's just unfortunate you can't eat this one. We were told that this bath bomb can take well over an hour to dissolve fully and it leaves you bathing in a bath of what can only be described as liquid gold. Need i say more?

And finally, we came to 'The Fluffy Egg'. This defines Easter for me. Pink, flowers and overall cuteness. It smells exactly like Snow Fairy so if you are a fan of Snow Fairy and can't wait until next Christmas to get your hands on it again, grab yourself a fluffy egg.

 And the final part of the collection was the 'Pot O'Gold' shower jelly. I was gutted i didn't get a picture of this out of the pot because it was fabulous! It really did look like a nugget of glittery gold. There's only so much of it at the shop so get your hands on it while you can!

 Getting offered little chocolate eggs was a nice little touch, even they were brightly coloured too! 


 At one point, we were divided into 2 groups and to decide who did what, we had to pull a (what i think was soap) out of a bag and if you got a purple one, you went off to make a Catastrophe Cosmetic facemask and if you got a white one, you helped to make Angels on Bare Skin. I got a purple one so off to make the facemask i went. I have only ever had one facemask from Lush before and it was a clay based one that a friend bought me a while ago but i was interested to see what else was on offer. 

This facemask looked and smelt incredible. It was filled with Calomine powder and fresh blueberries amongst other things and it was then all mashed together to create a dense paste. It contains no preservatives so we were told to keep it in the fridge and it will last for up to 3 weeks which i thought was pretty decent really. I've tried it twice now and it's brilliant.

Once we were done, we went and had a nosey at what the other group were up to. The whole process of making Angels on Bare Skin looked like good fun but like i said earlier, i'm not a fan of lavendar and this was really heavy with it which was a shame.

 I love the shelves of gift boxes, the one with the stars really caught my eye (for obvious reasons)

 The lovely girls from Lush who organised the event were amazing and did such a great job. They were so friendly and answered all of our questions and we all had a good laugh. Definitely take my hat off to them, it was such a good night. Well done ladies!

To round the evening off, we got to have a bit of a shop around and pick up some bits. We also got an incredible (and very generous) goodie bag which i will talk about in my next post. 

I've also got a surprise for my readers so keep an eye out for my post about my goodie bag as it will be mentioned at the end. You're going to love it!