Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Bloggers Event - Lush Braehead

Hey guys & gurls.

Not so long ago I was invited along to attend an event at Lush in Braehead Shopping Centre and I was excited as I've been trying out some Lush products for a while so wanted to get the low down on the products and hear all about the exciting products they had coming out. 

If you don't know what Lush is or who they are you must be mad! Lush sell a variety of cosmetic products which are all fresh and handmade using of course the finest ingredients available and pride themselves on not testing out their products on animals which is fantastic we even found out on the night that if the companies they purchase their ingredients from test any other products on animals they still won't buy from them how great is that right?

When we arrived at the store we where given a very warm welcome from all the staff and offered a drink and some cupcakes to nibble on. Then it was onto a quick ice breaker so we could introduce ourselves to each other and then it was time for the fun to begin.

First we had to figure out who our store guide was going to be so we where given little sample cards that had been sprayed with some very luscious Lush perfume and we had to guess who had the same scent so we could join our groups. We where then taken round all the different areas of the store and got a chance to ask about any products and got some insight into how the products are made and where they come from. I loved finding out about the skincare range as I had been using some products for a while and wanted to know if they where the best for skin type which they where. We also took a little pit stop to the make up section where there was a spinning wheel that had different colour pods on top - we where asked if we wanted to take a shot which we agreed to! First we had to close our eyes and just imagine a white room with white windows white everything whilst the wheel got spun round then when we opened our eyes we where to pick the first three colours that we seen not our favourite colours just the first three that our eyes where attracted to, now pink isnt usually my colour but for some reason my eyes where drawn to three different shades of pink and when they where flipped over the words they revealed where totally my PASSIONATE - GLAMOROUS - BELIEVE I don't think there any three other words in the world that could describe me better totally got me down to a T how amazing is that?

So after all of the fun & games we got down to the real business the big reveal and boy oh boy where we in for a treat. Of course with it coming up to Easter and Mothering Sunday, Lush had given us the opportunity to have a sneak preview at the new products the day before they where going live for everyone to buy. Sooooo let me tell and show you a little bit about the products.

 Display of all the newness for Mothers Day & Easter ! How bright and colourful are these products makes you so happy just looking at them! Kudos to the creative teams behind these ideas and creations.

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Okey so first up was the Secret Garden bath bomb that is packed full of spring time! Its made using rose, sweet wild orange and rosewood oil to create a floral and earthy uplifting feel. The secret about this bath bomb is when it gets to the middle little rose petals come out and start to float around - perfect for the mothers.

 Up next is Rose - Rose is a crumbling body bubble bar perfect for taking long dips or even grabbing a quick shower. Rose is made using natural shimmers which means no danger to the environment as they are plastic free. Its ingredients are Turkish Rose Absolute to soothe the spirits, lemon oil to bring clarity and cocoa butter to soften the skin - AMAZING !

 Some of the gifts available to purchase instore or online now ! Lush Mothers Day Gifts

Inhale/Exhale had to be my favourite product of the night and I was so gutted it couldnt be purchased! Its basically a bath bomb made up of two halves - each half fizzes away at different speeds which means you get to enjoy the fragrance of each side. Inhale is a light and fruity fragrance with neroli, rose, vetivert, and ylang ylang with exhale being a little more intense giving off a woody/smoky aroma made up of sandalwood, cedarwood, amber and a hint of grapefruit.

Easter Gift Ideas

The Golden Egg is an amazing product espesh for you girls out there who love a bit of body shimmer just drop this egg in the bath watch it fizz away and turn you and the bath into a sparkling mermaid. The Golden Egg is made up with cocoa butter from the peace community in San Jose, Columbia.

Next up in the Easter range is The Brightside bubble bar which is made with a triple shot of citrus oils to add a little zest to your day and theres nothing better than starting your day off with a a little spicyness is there? This is amazing & i was in a couple of days later to purchase this bad boy as nothing appeals to me more that citrus smelling products.

There was so many more products to go around but feel I would be here writing about how amazing they are all night! So why dont you get yourselves into lush and ask for some demos I know the staff will be more than happy to show you all the products and help you choose whats best for you!

I've also been trying out some Lush skincare products which I can't wait to tell you all about! Stay tuned !

Monday, 10 March 2014


So thanks to Tracy over at www.saturdaynightgirl.blogspot.co.uk i've been nominated for the Liebster award - YEYYYY !

What is a Liebster award I hear you ask ?

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Create a post and answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
2. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
3. Go to their page and tell them.
4. No tag backs! 

1. Describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, Fabulous & Fashionable !

2. What is your favourite thing about make up?
I'm not an overly major make-up fan but I'm in love with my  Priori Coffeeberry Foundation atm the reason for this is it covers up all my spots, redness and at the same time its good for your skin.

3. Describe your perfect night in? 
My perfect night in would be discovering something exciting on Netflix, ordering a pizza & getting comfy on the couch with Chris.

4. Favourite eyeshadow palette?

I don't use eyeshadow.

5. If you could only own one lipstick, which one would it be? 
I don't use lipstick either, but if I did my lipstick would be cool & popping.

6. Favourite on line shopping website?
I'm not  a massive on line shopper as I prefer to try things on before I buy them but I tend to shop on www.asos.com a little more than I should.

7. Plain nails or nail art?
Plain nails please.

8. If you could only eat 1 type of cuisine for the rest of your life, what kind would it be? 
Hmmm, this is a hard one but I would say Italiano darling as I love pizza & pasta !

9. If you had to chose between make up and hair products which would you chose?
Hair products, i would die without my products as its so stubborn.

10. Who is your celebrity style icon?
The Olsen Twins DUH!

11. What would your dream job be?
Something in the Fashion Industry, buying/pr/marketing I still don't know yet if all else fails though I wouldn't mind becoming a real housewife.

Here is what I want to know:

1 - Tell me your worst fashion disaster.
2 - How long have you been blogging & what is your main goal for blogging?
3 - Whats your favourite item of clothing?
4 - Whats your best blog post to date?
5 - Who is your celeb crush?
6 - Whats the most expensive item of clothing you have ever purchased?
7 - Whats your favourite cocktail?
8 - Where is your dream destination.
9 - If you could choose to guest post on someones blog for the day, who's blog would you choose & why? It can be any type of blog with any amount of followers.
10 - Whats your favourite fashion trend atm?

My Nominations are;

Thursday, 6 March 2014


Well well well, is it that time already? It felt like only a couple of weeks ago we where all getting dolled up to make an appearance at the Bold Souls event in Humming Bird. The event gave us the opportunity to spy on some of the best Scottish brands out there like our one & only Chou Chou Couture, Naromode and Dani McWilliams. The event was a massive hit & the show was absolutely spectacular. All of which you can read about (here)

Off the catwalk gives us the opportunity to browse amongst some of the amazing Scottish fashion talent of those who are up and coming followed by the infamous off the catwalk - catwalk show.
On the night expect to be blown away by some of the designs that these amazing Scottish designers have prepared for their new collections. With the likes of Chouchou couture, Naromode, Joanne McGillvary, Danni McWilliams and many more on the night. This is gonna be a night of fashion fabulousness to remember and if its anything like previous shows I'd be keeping my calender free!

The pop-up shop is free for all to come and browse, purchase or even lust over and for admittance to the main event itself tickets are £10 and can be purchased (here) but be quick cause' once they're gone I'm afraid they're gone! The event itself takes place in the Penthouse in Hummingbird and your ticket even gets you a free koppaberg, mini burger and a goodie bag - bonus!

I'm super excited about this event and can't wait to preview the S/S collection!!

Okay so the event is on the 13.03.2014 @ Hummingbird Glasgow, the market is open to anyone between 5:30 - 9:00 with the main extravaganza kicking off at 7:30 for ticket holders.

Who's all going to the event? Let me know we can get some snaps.

See you all there.


 window display

Hiya pals - its been a while since I've put my fingers to the keys & typed a little for yous but don't worry there's lots to come this week & next as I've been up to all sorts. I'm not going to bore you with how I've had this amount of work at college to do or how I've been working this many hours so lets just cut to the chase.

As part of my internship at Becky White Pr I was invited to join the Arran Aromatics Blogger Event held in the beautiful Princes Square store. It was my job to make sure the bloggers where welcomed to the store, hang up jackets and bags etc and get them drinks and nibbles and boy oh boy where they in for a pastel surprise as there was cupcakes, macaroon pops, percy pigs and marshmallows to indulge themselves with whilst sipping on a fine bottle of Arran Aromtics champers.

Lets get started ...

We where introduced to a range by Arran Aromatics called Feel Good Formulas all of which can be found (here). The Feel Good Formula range is all about every day body care. The formulas are a mixture of natural inspired traditional ingredients with extracts and essential oils which are centuries old yet bang up to date which of course is perfect for any age range and allows our bodies to feel the benefits all the way from the top of our heads to the tip of our toes RESULT !

Lynn the store manager

Feel Good Formulas Range
First Lynn the store manager spoke us through the Feel Good Formulas Sea Salt Scrub with the lovely Claire getting the opportunity to be pampered. The Seal Salt Exfoliating scrub is made up of minerals and moisturizing oils such as sunflower oils which is the best type of oil for the skin and has some mint through it which helps to lift the product up. Lynn explained it as having a nice light clean fragrance and let me tell you it has such a fantastic smell to it as soon as the scrub is applied or you open the jar you just get a sudden hit of fresh air to the lungs. The salt scrub is one of their best sellers so I'd be getting onto it if I where you. The scrub is ideally designed for you limb areas like your arms and legs and application is best performed in the shower as the skin will already be wet. We where also told when applying the scrub its always best to move on motions towards the heart.

 Claire recieving some Feel Good Formulas treatment notice how Lynn is stroking towards the heart. This was the top tip of the night.

Lynn also spoke us through a few other products available which we got to take away with us which will be reviewed at a later date but i've got to tell you about my favorite products before you go anywhere.

Feel Good Formulas Refreshing Eye Cooler Gel

Now this little bad boy has just about became my best friend sorry to the existing best friends but you know this one wins ! The Green Tea Eye Gel is fantastic for people like me - a non sleeper who has early rises and busy back to back days. The eye gel reduces the appearance of puffiness and fine lines and is also very soothing to the skin, it contains Witch Hazel and extracts of Green Tea and is packed full of anti-oxidants. This is my new go to every morning and i've even started carrying it around in my bag but put it straight back in the fridge when I get home so that it has the cooling effect the very next morning. This product is only £3.50 can you believe it? NO! neither can I! so what you waiting for? get yourself down to Arran Aromatics or click here - see if even made it easy for you!

Citrus Shores Luxury Scented Tall Pillar Candle

Okey - so ever since I started my internship I was always greeted by this amazing smell when I walked in the office and I fell for it straight away. The candle is made up of zesty wood burning smells and OMG its to die for I rant and rave about this candle to everyone and anytime someone comes to the flat they're like omg it smells AMAZING in here - I'm like I know, right? HAHA! Okey so this candle burns up to 100 hours & it also comes in a smaller size as well. So what you waiting for? Get into store or pop over (here)

The event turned out great with everyone on the list attending and it was great to find out more about a great Scottish product which believe it or not started its journey in a kitchen sink - can you believe it? I loved helping the team out and thankful for the experience and of course it was great to catch up with all the amazing Scottish Bloggers.

Have you tried any Arran Aromatics products before? If so whats your favorite product/s?
If not are you going to try it? 
I would hope so as they are AMAZING!!!