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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Mini Lush Haul






Last week I went to Bluewater (an amazing shopping centre in the UK) and I picked up a few products from Lush as it is extremely hard to walk past that store without having a little look, the smell already leads you straight into the store. I did not buy a lot but I thought I'd share the products I picked up anyway.
First of all, the Frozen bath bomb! I am absolutely obsessed with the Disney movie 'Frozen' so I hope this bath bomb is just as good, I haven't tried it yet because it looks so pretty and I want to keep it instead of throwing it in the bath. You know when you see a birthday cake that looks too good to eat? I have got that same feeling over the bath bombs from Lush. (I don't think I am alone on this one)
Apparently this frozen bath bomb is all filled up with silver glitter and sparkle which sounds incredible to me but maybe not for people who don't like their bath to be covered in glitter afterwards. The grapefruit oil in this bath bomb should feel very refreshing and uplifting. 

I picked up three of the bath oils which are each only £2. They are small so therefore the price is cheaper than other products but they are so cute and since they are oils, the size is perfect. I picked up 'floating island', 'you've been mangoed' and 'melting marshmallow moment'. Floating island has got a tiny piece of vanilla planted on top which I really like. It has got different oils inside such as lemon oil, almond oil and coconut oil and also some shea butter which helps to moisturise the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. You've been mangoed has got mango (obviously) and avocado butter in it which I have never really heard a lot about so I find it very interesting and I can't wait to try this one out, I think it will leave my bath totally green for a change! Melting marshmallow moment is yellow and pink with a lot of glitter on top. It feels more oily than the other two when you hold it and is very dangerous to put on anything white. (Exactly what I did when making these photos)
What's very interesting is that this bath oil has marshmallow powder as an ingredient! This must be a really sweet scent. It also has coconut oil and shea butter again and I am excited for the melting marshmallow moment!

Another bath bomb I picked up is 'Tisty Tosty' which is based on a love potion. It looks absolutely gorgeous and even though it is not something that stands out in the bath bomb section such as Frozen or The Experimenter, the roses make it look like a very stunning and romantic bath bomb that everyone needs! It has got a lot of flower ingredients such as rose oil, geranium oil, jasmine absolute and rosebuds. I think this is a very relaxing and calming bath bomb with a lovely scent to it. I'll use this one on a night when I can use some time to relax and read a good book in bath surrounded by some yankee candles of course. 

Finally, I have wanted a massage bar from lush for a long time now and I chose to try the one called 'Wiccy magic muscles'. The reason I chose this is because it said that it helped with aches and pains and I wanted to see if it worked! I have actually already tried this one and I love it so much! I would recommend this to anyone who gets achy muscles easily because the warmth of this massage bar helps to loosen up muscles. The smell is peppermint and cinnamon which may sound like a strange combination but it actually smells really good and refreshing. It does not only help with pains but it is also extremely moisturising which is what I think a massage bar should do. I am so impressed by this product from Lush that I picked up and I hope the other ones are just as good!

Love,
Marlinde



Sunday, 8 May 2016

Spring Outfit | Grey dress and pink shoes




I promised to do an outfit post with the pink shoes so here it is! 

♡ Dress : Asos
♡ Denim Blouse : H&M
♡ Shoes : Boohoo
♡ Necklace : Primark
♡ Flower Headband : Primark

I love this outfit a lot and the weather is finally warm enough in the UK to wear this. It feels as if this was the longest winter ever since we are already in May and the sun has just been out for the past week. Anyway, it is finally the time for bare legs! (extremely white bare legs that need a tan) This grey dress is from Asos and has been in my saved items for a long time but I just never ordered it until it was in the sale. This time it turned out to be a good decision to wait but normally they just ran out of my size and I regret that I did not order sooner. 
 I think the grey goes really well with the pink and I love the detail on the sleeves. It is a very casual outfit but I think adding the necklace and the flower headband makes it a bit more cute. I love shopping for accessories in Primark because they just have so many to choose from, and because this necklace was only 50p. Wearing this flannel around the waist makes the outfit complete but is also good to have when it is getting a bit colder in the evening because then you can just wear it as normal. 

I have worn these shoes around four times now and the first two were incredibly painful, not gonna lie, blisters literally everywhere. But even after that experience, I decided to wear them again! Silly me. I just did not want them to be hidden in my closet because they were so painful, which is actually a normal thing to do but not for me. Now they feel a bit better because the material is getting a bit 'softer'. It is just a case of wearing them more often. By the way, if you are wondering what I have got on my arm, I burned myself while making a pie. (oops)
Anyway, I will be wearing this outfit a lot during spring and summer! 

p.s is anyone else afraid to actually take polaroids?! I mean you only have a few and what if they don't turn out okay?!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Peanut butter and jelly eyeshadow palette | Too Faced




I am SO EXCITED to share that I finally received my order from Too Faced! (AAAAH)
When I heard about this peanut butter and jelly eyeshadow palette I knew it was destined to be mine. Unfortunately, Too Faced products are a bit hard to get hold of in the UK. At Debenhams there is a tiny selection of their products but not all of it. Too Faced does ship to the UK but normally the shipping costs are more expensive than the actual product. I was lucky to see that they did a special offer where they would do free international shipping for a few days, I only had to pay £9 extra for duties and taxes and I thought that was worth it. It took around three weeks to arrive which was really long considering I was hoping for it to arrive in a week, but that is just me being extremely inpatient.

Those weeks have absolutely been worth the wait since this peanut butter and jelly palette is so beautiful! I really don't have a bad thing to say about it.
First of all, look at that packaging! That is definitely the cutest eyeshadow palette I have ever seen. I love how Too Faced always goes all out with their packaging, and the inside is just as good! 
There are three matte colours and nine shimmery colours. My favourite's so far are: Peanut Brittle, Peanut butter cup and Bananas. I also think 'Jelly' is a beautiful colour but I don't know if I am daring enough to wear that one.
The colour 'Extra Creamy' is perfect to use just under the eyebrow as a highlighter, it is not shimmery but a matte white colour and I actually love that because I think sometimes it can all become a bit too much with a highlighter that is very shimmery. 
All the colours are highly pigmented and last all day! I was so impressed when I put my eyeshadow on at eight o'clock in the morning and it still looked great when I got back at ten o'clock in the evening without using an eye primer. I only used the Benefit POREfessional for my face and apparently that was enough.

This beautiful peanut butter and jelly palette is unfortunately sold out on the Too Faced website, however I saw some people selling it on eBay, it may cost a bit more than it originally did but that is because this palette is limited edition. It is definitely worth having a look!





Saturday, 9 April 2016

5 Seconds of Summer Concert | Outfit




On Thursday I went to see 5 Seconds of Summer live in the O2 arena in London! The concert was amazing, they played all of my favourite songs including lots of songs from the first album. There was a guy who performed before 5 Seconds of Summer came on stage, for about 20 minutes. I had never heard of him before but I am glad I did because he is actually very good and I really liked his songs! He is called Jessarae and you should definitely check out his music. 
Unfortunately, the pictures I made during the concert are not of high quality but I wanted to include them anyway.
I love the outfit I chose to wear, I think it was perfect for this concert! (Especially the hat I stole from my sister)
The jacket I wore is one of my stable pieces in my closet. I think everybody should have some kind of leather jacket because it is so easy to combine with every outfit and I personally think it is also worth saving your money for so you can buy one of good quality.

♡ Top: Forever 21
♡ Jeans: Zara
♡ Flannel: Forever 21
♡ Jacket: Topshop
♡ Hat: Primark
♡ Shoes: Converse



Sunday, 20 March 2016

Top 3 favourite drugstore concealers



Here are my absolute favourite drugstore concealers:

1. Collection 'Lasting perfection'
2. Rimmel London 'Wake me up'
3. Maybelline 'Fit me'

I think these three concealers are great value for money and could even be high-end products because the quality is so good. The Collection concealer is my number one favourite because it lasts the longest and has a great coverage, it is also a very light colour which is hard to find sometimes. I love using it under my eyes! The only disadvantage is that there is not a lot of choice in colour to suit everyone's skin tone. If you have extremely light skin like me then the colour 'fair' is perfect for you and I highly recommend it. The other two concealers are also amazing quality but are both a bit too dark to use under my eyes since the lightest colour is not as light as the collection one. I prefer those to cover up any spots or redness in my face because they both have great coverage. I reach more for these two in the summer when my skin is slightly tanned. The Rimmel concealer is just as great as their foundation, I also love using that in the summer. All of these concealers are around £5 which is very affordable for the quality you get. If you have another favourite drugstore concealer please let me know, I am always up for trying different ones! :)

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Next 'Make Me Beautiful' Eyeshadows





Today I went shopping with my sister and I saw this gorgeous eyeshadow quad at Next. I thought the colours would look great together for an everyday eyeshadow look so I bought it. When I came home I immediately took pictures for my blog and tried the eyeshadows to see how they would look. Unfortunately, there was nothing to see. These eyeshadows have hardly any pigmentation and it is so hard to get some product on a brush. I tried to use it both wet and dry because on the packaging it says that it can be used either ways, but not in my opinion. I was so excited to try it but now I am just happy that I kept the receipt and I hope I can return it. If you have tried these eyeshadows and it worked for you, please let me know how because I can't find a way to put any colour on my eyelids with this product. This eyeshadow quad costs £7,50 and looks good in the packaging but that is the only positive thing I can say about it, I think it is not worth the money. 

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