Month: October 2016

Lush Cardiff Christmas Blogger Event

I was very lucky to get invited to Lush Cardiff‘s Christmas Blogger Event last week. I was so excited to have a nose at some of their previously amazing seasonal products and to see what’s new in store for this year!

There were bloggers in christmas jumpers, lots of festive music, vegan food and drinks which were to die for and every single thing in there smelt incredible!

We had the lovely Lorna show us around the store, giving us demos of a huge range of seasonal products such as Yog Nog, Christingle, Bubbly, Santa’s Belly..

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*shown above: Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly – which contains nourishing Fresh Apple Juice, Star Anise Infusion which is Warming and spicy, Rose Absolute for the balancing and restorative element and Neroli Oil to uplift and tone.

Firstly, we got to try out all of the shower gels and cleansers and boy, are there some extremely amazing scents this year! I completely fell in love with a shower gel called Bubbly (which is a warm scent of grape, orange and lime) and Christingle which is a Body Conditioner that has an amazing minty scent to it (Believe me, I am so smooth, fresh smelling and tingly after using this in the shower!).

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*First image: Snow Fairy Shower Gel and Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream.
Lord of Misrule contains warming and clarifying Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil which is exotic but earthy, Vanilla Absolute and Organic Wheatgerm Oil which is full of nutrients!

We then got shown a few lip scrubs and lip tints, before moving down to the soap and bath section where things got even more interesting (& more glitter-filled demonstrations!).

Everyone was so friendly and amazing to talk to at the event and they provided us with so much information about the background of the products, the ingredients, what the benefits of the ingredients are..

Unfortunately it’s another 2 months until Christmas, so I’ll just have to try keep my festive spirit in for at least another month yet! Go ahead and check out the christmas range at lush.com/products/christmas!

So, a huge thank you to the lovely ladies at Lush Cardiff for this amazing event and we cannot wait to see the new Lush Spa that’s going to be opening!
What are your favourite Lush products? What is the best festive Lush product in your opinion?
xx

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NYX Cardiff Blogger Event

So I was fortunate enough to get an invite to attend the NYX Cardiff Blogger Event at Boots last week.

The Boots store at St Davids has had a brand spanking new NYX counter for a few months and it’s been so chaotic there, especially with people after the Lingerie Lip Colours.

At the event, we were shown so many amazing new products, how to use them and I was treated to a cheeky little eyebrow tutorial from Jade who did an incredible job!
I am forever struggling to keep up with my eyebrow pencils running out on me and them wiping off after loads of activity BUT BEHOLD, Jade has found me a holy grail product – NYX Eyebrow Gel in Chocolate.

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I cannot rave enough about this product, Jade claims that you can sleep with these on and they’ll still be there and my god, she is correct! I definitely put these to the test and was really pleased – also, the fact that you have to use the tiniest bit of gel to cover both eyebrows, it’s going to last me so much longer than my pencils!

The NYX Counter looks outstanding at St Davids and has such a huge range of different products always in stock. At the Blogger Event, there was also the chance to purchase a small number of eyeshadow palettes at a discounted rate which were incredible value for money!

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The ladies hosting the event were so generous too by giving us a select few taster products to try out ourselves from brands such as The Body Shop, L’Oreal, Lancome and Vichy..
I’m still waiting to find the perfect time to try out a few of these products, so bare with me and expect to see some posts on what I think.

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Obviously I couldn’t leave empty handed either, so I decided to pick up a few items so I went with the NYX Lingerie in ‘Push Up’ as I thought it would be work appropriate, NYX Stacked Mascara to give me some length to my lashes and also the Eyebrow Gel in ‘Chocolate’ which is out of this world! So look out for some reviews on these products – I’ll be posting them soon!

I want to say a huge thanks to the ladies at NYX Cardiff for all their hard effort and knowledge that went into the event. I had such an amazing time and cannot wait to see some future events from these ladies!
What is your favourite NYX product and why? I’d love to know!
Zoe
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Unravel Trial

I have finally played the Unravel trial on my Xbox One. I was waiting quite a while for this adorable platform game to come out and it did not disappoint at all!

The aim of the game is that there’s this little character made out of Yarn, and when he’s going through the levels he can sometimes run out of yarn and become thinner, restricting movement. So, you have to collect more on your way through the levels otherwise you cannot get any further.

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It is such an adorable game and I am completely blown away by the art and animation that has gone into this game. It is just so beautiful and seems to really come to life!

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Have any of you played this? Did you purchase it?
What could be better?

Zoe
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Top Places to Visit in Sydney

From the view of a backpacker that stayed in Sydney for 9 months, I thought that I would compile a little list on my Top Places to Visit in Sydney, Australia.

Want a great atmosphere in an old school, american diner with a retro feel to it? Soda Factory is where you can get some of the best gourmet hot dogs ($1 dogs night every tuesday – they even have a desert hot dog!) and you will have some of the best nights out in Sydney here! They play a huge compilation of music, from a few chart pieces, to some classics, motown and funk, 50s jive and even some hip hop constantly on rotate, so there’s definitely music for everyone here! http://www.sodafactory.com.au

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Feeling a little homesick when travelling around? Sydney has a place in The Rocks called Tea Cosy that sell tea and scones and it’s safe to say, that it is heavenly! I went for a Girls day out and this was such a good choice to catch up over! http://theteacosy.com.au


Many people will tell you that you have to go to Blue Mountains National Park when you are in Sydney, and you do! I took the tourist route at first, saw the Three Sisters and all of the other breathtaking views but the second time I went for a non touristy route with a local friend of mine and it did not disappoint either! You really get to see so many different sides to the Blue Mountains – rainforest trails, waterfalls, rivers, more mountains, observation points, the sunsets.. http://www.bluemts.com.au

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A very quick and simple post, but there will be another post featuring more ‘Top Places to Visit in Sydney’.
*these are not my images*

Zoe
xx