Lush Swap with Natalie ~CatchAnEye

IMG_4987Hi everyone! ❤

My Lush obsessed has grown slightly since the last time I blogged…Oops..BUT I have found someone equally as obsessed as I am! She is called Natalie and she has a blog on BlogSpot. You guys should defiantly check her out here.

Im kinda stuck in a rut with Lush, I tend to stick to what I know I like and what works for me. We came up with a great idea to do a Lush swap. We gave each other a budget of £20 to pick out our favorite Lush items for each other. Getting the package was like Christmas.

I tried everything she got me so I wont do a full on review but I will give my first impressions of everything.

Angels On Bare Skin – Fresh Cleanser

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This fresh cleanser is both for the face and body. It is supposed to leave your skin nourished and feeling soft. It certainly does what it says on the tin. It smells very….earthy with a hint of lavender. That’s the only way I can describe it. It isn’t unpleasant but it isn’t great! “This incredibly gentle cleanser is made from 100% natural ingredients. Inspired by a mediaeval recipe and topped off with lavender flowers, this contains kaolin to absorb grease and dirt, leaving skin clean and nourished. Lavender oil and rose absolute calm the skin. As you mix your solid cleanser with water to form a paste, the ground almonds create almond milk which helps to tone and brighten the skin. This can be used all over your body as well as your face.

I put a small piece into my hand and added a small amount of water to turn it into a gritty paste. After cleansing my face my skin felt super soft and clean without that tight feeling you get with some cleansers. Iv been using it for around 2 weeks now and have seen a huge improvement with my skin!

Would I buy this again? 100% yes!

Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

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This is funny because I ordered this for Natalie to try out! Iv tried lots of the Lush masks and never really found one that my skin loves…or lets be honest…smells that great! Hallelujah I have found my facemask!!! I think this is my favorite item Natalie picked out for me. It smells amazing…Doesnt taste as good as it smells…Dont pretend like you havent tried! It leaves my skin silky soft. “Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.”

I’m not sure how often you are suppose to use this but I use mine around 3 times a week just because it’s so damn easy! I have seen a MASSIVE improvement with my skin…So much so I bought one for my boss to try!

Would I buy it myself? I already did!

Space Girl – Bath Bomb

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I had to hop in the bath as soon as I opened my package! Holy Moly it smells sooo good! ITs a very fruity,almost blackcurrant kind of smells. I was a bit worried the red glitter would get everywhere but it really doesn’t! The smell lingered on my skin for a good 24 hours! “A space-dust filled bath bomb with a sweet and fruity fragrance. Once you drop this into your bath, Space Girl crackles with space dust (popping candy) as it spins around your orbit, restoring your good cheer. Grapefruit oil is refreshing and uplifting for the mood, clarifying and toning the skin, while bergamot makes you feel relaxed and cheerful.”

Would I buy this myself? Oh yes! Its going to be one of my favorites!

Rose Jam – Bubble Bar

Yet again I had never thought to try this. It just didn’t look as exciting as some of the others. The smells is so sweet but not sickly like I found The Comforter to be. Unlike some of the others you do need to use the whole thing to get a decent amount of bubbles. It left my skin silky soft and smelling of roses! It’s such a gorgeous little bubble bar! “Pep up your spirits in a bath filled with Rose Jam: lemon, rose and geranium oil will help perk you up, while coconut oil and shea butter leave you feeling gorgeous. You’ll end up feeling as cheered as though you’d been given a bunch of flowers. Rose oil and rose absolute give a double dose of rosiness, helping to clear the mind and boost your mood.”

Would I buy this for myself? Yes!

So that was our little swap! I absolutely LOVE everything! Girl…you did good!! I would recommend doing this to anyone.

Stay tuned for our future swaps and don’t forget to check out what I picked out for the beautiful Natalie here!

Have a beautiful day xxxxx

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Pamper Evening Routine | Catchaneye

e28ed92a-6dac-4dae-85d1-842cec6e269cwallpaperNow I am no stranger to a good pamper evening once or twice a week! I think it’s so important to take some time out of your busy week to have some ‘me time’.

I don’t know about you guys but I can only seem to relax when my flat is clean and tidy! So I start my evening off with tidying and organizing the flat! I like to open all the windows and let in a bit of fresh air!DSCF1191

Now that’s out the way I can finally chill!

 

 

 

 

IMG_3097Hair Mask

I apply a hair mask, the one I am using tonight is Marilyn from Lush. It is great if you have natural or bleached hair. It takes your hair from brassy to classy in under 20 minutes! I did a review of it that you can check out here. For a more purse friendly alternative you can simply use mayonnaise! For more information on that click here.

 

 

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Run a bath using your most luxurious bath goodies! I am using another Lush favorite, Shoot for the Stars. Light a few candles and let your stressed soak away!
I like to use a good body scrub in the tub! I am using Spa Finds Heavenly Hydrating Salt Brushing. It’s the best scrub I have ever tried! Its made with the salt crystals from the dead sea and is rich in Coconut Oil.
Now would be the perfect time for hair removal! Personally I use Venus and Olay razors along with their shaving gel. It leaves my legs silky soft!
I finish up with a scrummy smelling shower gel!

 

DSCF1163Hair Care!

Rinse out that hair mask under some clean warm water and follow-up with your usual hair care routine. I am constantly changing up my hair care! I am currently using Dove Heat Defense Shampoo and Conditioner. I am also trying out L’oreal Elvive Full Restore Hair Mask.
Give your hair a break from all the heat and let it dry naturally! Also try to avoid brushing your hair until it is completely dry!
I also like to use Aussie Miracle Recharge leave in conditioner and Avon’s Moroccan Argan Oil Spray. They leave my hair feeling very soft and manageable!

 

 

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When I came out of the bath it is essential that I add all the moisture back to my skin. My legs can get very itchy, particularly in this cold weather! I am currently loving Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion. It smells divine and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky! A full review will be up soon!

 

 

DSCF1175Skin Care!

What better time to slap a face mask on than a pamper evening! I am currently loving Spa Finds Balanced Beauty range! This is the skin care line we use at the place I work. It is packed with minerals and oils that skin loves! Full review will be up soon for this too! Whatever brand you are using remember ~ Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise!
It is also really important to use an eye cream. You are never too young to look after the delicate skin around your eye!

 

 

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Gives those digits some love! Remove any chipped old nail polish and give your fingers and toes a make over with your favorite colour! I picked Topshop’s Nail Polish in Blitz.

 

 

 

IMG_3290Pajamas!

Get into your comfiest snuggest jammies! Settle down with a nice drink of your choice! My favorite is currently peppermint tea. It really relaxes me ready for a good night sleep!

 

Now go and relax!

Have a beautiful day xxx

Valentines Day Look ~ under £30

30c3c688-6923-47c0-a2bf-5bc955318f5cwallpaperThis is the valentines look I came up with this afternoon! Is it just me or do all bloggers get dressed up with a full face of makeup, just for a post then take it straight off again? Such a shame!

Anywaay! Me and the other half arn’t doing anything this valentines day. Mainly because I don’t think showing you love someone should be contained to one specific day, aand were really poor at the moment!

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Top – Primark – £1 in the saletartan 020

Skirt – Primark – £3 in the sale

Tights – Primark -£3

Shoes – Treds – £9.99 in the sale

Necklace – Charity shop – £1

IMG_3210For my makeup I used the MUA Undress palette – £3

  • Shade 1 – Hightlight
  • Shade 2 on the inner 1/3 of the eye
  • Shade 9 on the outer 2/3 of the eye and on the water line
  • Shade 4 to blend
  • Shade 11 to darken it up

I then lined my lash line and applied mascara!

So there is my valentines look on a budget! Let me know what your doing for valentines day!!

Have a beautiful day…Your secret admirer xxx

Whats in my Makeup Bag?! <3

DSCF1075Ohmygosh! Just wrote the whole post and my laptop crashed…joys of technology!! Whats in my makeup bag TAKE 2!

Hi guys. I hope your all having a lovely day and staying safe in this awful weather!

So what better way than to spend a rainy day in my pj’s blogging and listening to Boyband hits? (Shh!)

If your interested in having a nosy in my makeup bag then keep reading! First here is a quick disclaimer! I don’t wear all of this every day. I like to keep my makeup quite natural for work. I have a bigger collection of colours and products to play around with. So if you want me to do a separate makeup collection post I’ll be happy to do that!

I am not going to go into detail about each product because I am planning on doing full reviews for each. Watch this space!

 

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Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in the shade 002 VanillaDSCF1082

Mac Studio Fix Powder

Soap and Glory Solar Powder in the shade You Glow Girl bronzerDSCF1081

MUA Undress Your Skin highlighter

HD Brows in Bombshell

Maybelline Pure Cover Mineral DSCF1084ConcealerDSCF1083

Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer in NC15

 

 

 

 

 

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Rimmel Scandeleyes Mascara in 001 Black

Avon Glitterstick in Black Ice

Yanquina Waterproof Eyeliner

Urban Decay Primer Potion

NYC Individual Eyes Palette in 942 Smokey Blues

 

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I also keep Lush Honey Trap lip balm and The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream in there as well!

 

 

 

 

 

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I did a separate post for my every day makeup brushes so I will link it [here]

 

 

 

 

 

1507736_10153726654215162_2131371238_nI have link as much as I can. Whats in your makeup bag?? I would love to know

Have a beautiful day! xxx

My 2014 Wishlist

Having a sick day. So what do all us girls do when were feeling sorry for ourselves? Online shop! Am I the only one that browses websites, fills my cart up and then closes the page. Wishful thinking! Here are a few of the things I wish I could afford right now!

bobbiI first saw this on Joannaloves wishlist. It’s Bobbi Brown’s Nude Eye Palette

The colours are beautiful and great for a every day look or a party look. I would get so much use out of this palette.

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Next up is this Faux fur collar from Asos. Not just this pacific one. Iv just wanted one for the longest time. I think it would look great with my leather jacket!

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Ankle boots! Again not these pacific ones but I do love them! I’m thinking of getting some in beige. I noticed the other day that all my shoes are black! I need a change!

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They’re real! Mascara from Benefit. I just want to give it a go and see if I like it. Its been raved about so much and I want to see if it lives up to the hype!

VelvetMulledWineEC2-1-WEB_grandeNot only does the model look amazing but the dress isn’t bad ether! I love this Velvet skater dress from BlackMilk but at £100 its a tad out of my price range!

Well that’s it..for now! I’d love to know what’s on your wish list this year!

Have a beautiful day! xxx

The Clothes Show Live 2013 Haul

IMG_2899Go grab a cup of tea, its gonna be a long one!

If you saw my previous post you would know I went to The Clothes Show Live! They had some many good deals and temptations!

I’ll start with perfume first!

IMG_2884There was a Top Model stall. They were advertising the Top Model Woman fragrance that has just come out! We had a spritz and didn’t think much of it! Later that day the smell settled into a really lovely soft smell and I had to go back and grab it before they ran out! Your not gonna believe this deal! I am glad I got it at the end of the day because it was very heavy.

Originally the fragrance sells for £50. It was £20 PLUS the 4 other perfumes for FREE! I figured they would make great Christmas and birthday presents. Bargain!

  • It came with –
  • Top Model Woman Gift Set
  • Love in Paris
  • Eternal Romance
  • Disguise
  • Dimond Geezer

 

IMG_2888Next we had to go the Barry M. Its my sisters favorite! They were doing goodie bags for £10. We split it and spent a fiver each. I’m glad we did because she already have a few of the polish colours in there. Another amazing deal!

In my half I got  –

  • Nail Effect in 321 – A gold shimmer crackle colour
  • Limited edition in Lilac Foil
  • Nail Paint in Silver
  • Dazzle Dust it 15 – A green shimmer colour
  • Lip Gloss in a nude colour
  • Silver Glitter Stick
  • Super Soft Eye Crayon in No.9

That alone was worth more than £1o never mind the rest!

IMG_2890Rimmel were doing goodie bags too. They were £5 each. You could choose from 2. I got the Retro Glam package. I s bought it for the Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara. I have been wanted to try this since it came out

It came with –

  • Scandal Eyes Mascara
  • Instant Tan – I’m probably going to give this to a friend
  • Salon Pro Nail Varnish in Desire – It’s a gorgeous winter colour
  • A sample of the Wake Me Up Foundation

 

 

 

IMG_2894I think Models Own was one of my favorite stalls. It was £10. Once again me and Becky split it. You could pick 3 nail colours and get the rest for free!

This is what I got –

  • Nail Polish in 148 – It’s such a stunning colour. Lilac with almost holographic shimmer in it!
  • Nail Polish – I think this was a Clothes Show Live exclusive as it doesn’t have a name. It’s a chunky glitter blue polish
  • Eye Liner Pencil in Brown
  • Models Own Shadow applicator
  • A nail file
  • Lip Balm – It almost smells like a candle but I love it!

 

IMG_2896I’m almost at the end I promise! We were stopped by a lovely lovely guy from Limitless Photography. He offered us a deal we could not pass up! It was also the perfect birthday present for my best friend Katie.

It includes –

  • Wine and Champaign all day! – Cant say no to that..
  • Hand Massage
  • Facial
  • Manicure
  • Hair styled
  • Makeup done by a MAC makeup artist
  • A photo shoot and prints at the end

We are all so excited!!!

IMG_2886Lastly..I’m going to be a bit of a party pooper here…We had platinum tickets which meant we had really good seats at the cat walk and a free goodie bag. Seeing as we paid around £22 extra the goodie bags were shocking! I have to admit the bags were gorgeous. “I’m with glamorous —->”

They included –

  • A show guide
  • Free Cat Food – Yes…cat food?!
  • Sure deodorant
  • A hair tie
  • Smints – They are yummy
  • A panty liner…I know right?!
  • Elvive hair samples
  • A big pile of flyers

Ermm..thanks Clothes Show?

I can defiantly look past it and im defiantly going next year!!

Im finished! Phew!! I had an amazing time and I hope you did too if you went! xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Favorites!

IMG_2818Oh my…I haven’t posted a blog in 2 whole weeks! Sorry!! I am back with loads more motivation.

I thought the perfect way of getting back into my blog would be to do a monthly favorite post. Everyone loves  those right?!

Well..November has been a pretty good month for me. I turned 22, I started my new job, which I love and I got tickets to The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham! Thanks Mumma! So excited! Are any of you guys going this year??

Iv tried lots of new products this month and I’m excited to show you what I have been reaching for!

IMG_2808Firstly I have found my perfect winter fragrance! My boyfriend went to Spain for a week or so and bought me back perfume! It’s by Don Algodon and its called Chic and Sexy. I can’t explain fragrances very well so I have Googled  it.

The perfume is composed of cassis, bergamot and citrus green in the notes; Peach, jasmine, violet and floral fruity notes of heart and patchouli, vanilla, red fruits and hints Oriental Woody bottom notes.

No wonder I love it. My go-to smells are defiantly peach, jasmine and vanilla. It’s just a lovely sweet yet soft and fresh smell. The only thing I would say is it doesn’t last very long and I don’t want to run out of it 😦 Check it out here!

The second thing is very different for me. Fake tan! Yes you read it right..fake tan. If you have followed me for a while you will know I am pasty white, even in the summer. Don’t get me wrong I really love being pale, I think its different and pretty. As my new job is in a spa they finally persuaded me to get a tan. They promised I would not turn orange, it wouldn’t be too dark and it wouldn’t be streaky. Sure enough it was perfect! I felt so much healthier with a tan. Of course I went with the lightest one they had, sensitive.  If you have had bad experiences in the past try having a St. Tropez tan its gorgeous.

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The last one brings me swiftly along to my next favorite. St. Tropez Prep and Maintain kit. It comes with Tan Enhancing Body Polish and Tan Enhancing Body moisturizer. They smell lovely and are the perfect way of maintaining a natural looking tan for as long as possible.  Give it a go for only £6!

 

Next is an NYC palette in Picnic in Central Park. They are such gorgeous colours and my go to for the IMG_2812winter. Be sure to keep an eye out for a look using this palette! You can find it here.

 

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Almost there now I promise! Next is a MeMeMe mascara in Fat Cat. It’s a volumising mascara. At first I really didn’t like it. I have completely changed my mind now I have tried using two coats of it. It doesn’t clump up, it gives me so much volume and I love the wand. I got it in a glossy box but you can find it here. Iv just realised its on sale for £3.99 at the moment! Complete bargain!

IMG_2810The last product on my list is from Lush! Its one of their lip balms in Honey Trap! What I love about this is the smell, the taste and the way it makes my lips feel. I use it every morning and every night! They may have changed the formula a bit since I got it but give it a go! You can find it here! 

 

 

 

So that’s it! Sorry it was so long! What are your November favorites??

As always..Have a beautiful day! xxx