Wednesday, 29 October 2014

NEW IN at Lush this Halloween and Christmas

New Lush Bath Bombs and Bubble Bars for Autumn Winter Halloween Christmas Bonfire Night 2014 Lush

Well ladies and gentlemen, I have surprised myself.  The weekend before last, Mr WLL and I ventured into our local Lush store in the Metro Centre for a browse at the new Halloween and Christmas Lush products.  We always pop in before Christmas to get a bath bomb to use on Christmas eve but this year I wanted to have a look at the Halloween and Bonfire Night inspired bath products too.

I've made a Lush Haul style video that shows you all of the different products that I have bought and I must admit, I have really surprised myself because when I was smelling the products in the video and trying to describe them, I found it really difficult and feared that I was getting it all wrong.  However when I have gone onto the Lush website to have a look at all of the different products that I bought so that I could link to them for you all, I was surprised to see that my descriptions, although vague, were quite accurate.  My sniffer isn't completely useless after all!

I always like to see what is new in at Lush and I love to watch all of the videos that many YouTubers make around this time of the year showcasing the new bath bombs and bubble bars that the clever people at Lush have created.  Check out my own video here:

The ones that I picked up were; the Wizard Bubble BarThe Christmas Penguin and the Butterbear Bath Bomb which are beyond cute, Lord of Misrule Bath BombSparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar which covered me in glitter in the video and the It's Magic Gift Box.  I bought the gift box because I REALLY wanted to get the Northern Lights Bath Bomb (and the Sparkler one too but it doesn't come in this box) and it was sold out individually in store.  The It's Magic Gift Box also has the Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar that I have used before.  It smells exactly like Snow Fairy, my favourite shower gel from Lush, turns your bath water pink and you can reuse it several times- what's not to love?  It also contains the Dragons Egg Bath Bomb and the Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb which are both new products to me and I can't wait to try them.

I haven't had the chance to try out anything yet except for the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb which was INCREDIBLE.  I'd say that it was possibly the longest lasting bath bomb that I've ever had from Lush and I would absolutely buy it again.  It has quickly surpassed many other products to become one of my favourite all time Lush bath bombs.  I posted a video of it in action and a picture of the bath bomb in the water on my Instagram page and when I use the other products I'll do the same with them too so follow me there if you want to see those.

Hope you enjoy the video.  Please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't already.  Your support means the world to me :)

Let me know what products you like from Lush and feel free to recommend any to me… Remember, I prefer sweet scents!

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween Fashion (Plus Size & Regular Lines)

Girlies, the clocks have officially gone back and it is full steam ahead to Friday… all hallows eve!  I'm a sucker for a theme and like to embrace the different seasons and holidays as much as I can, life is for living after all.

Halloween, Plus Size, Pumpkin, Trick or Treat, Hat, T Shirt
Plus Size Halloween Outfit
Last year, I got a 'Trick or Treat' t shirt and a pumpkin hat that is available again this year from ASOS and so many of my friends asked where I got them from as they thought that it was unusual to have halloween fashion clothing that you could wear during the day, not just fancy dress costumes for the night itself.

This year, I wanted to put together an inspiration boutique to share with you to show you some of the halloween clothes that are available this year.  There is a specific plus size halloween outfit inspiration selection and my picks from various regular sized lines too as well as some halloween accessories.   Better still, you can still order them to be delivered before Friday and they all have a pretty low price point which is something I look for in themed clothing as it is better to have cheap halloween clothes when you're only going to wear them for a short time each year!

Plus Size Halloween Fashion

This halloween fashion board is specifically for us plus sized girlies and I've searched high and low to bring you the best from the world wide web!  Just press the left and right arrows to click through the halloween lookbook to take your pick of the selection.  Each of the images is clickable so you can click straight on them and be taken directly to the item on the website.  Let me know if you like this kind of post because I'd be happy to do others for different seasons, you know me, I love a theme!

I have created a Plus Size Halloween Outfit Inspiration Pinterest board here and i'll be updating it throughout the week with any late additions that I discover online!

Halloween Fashion from Regular Lines

There was so much more choice available from some of the "regular" sized brands, much more so than the plus, petite and tall sections but there was definitely more available than there was last year which is a good step in the right direction towards providing quality fashion for all.

I think that some of these items could easily be worn on other sizes, for example if you're very petite, a t-shirt could be worn as a tunic dress and if you're plus sized, you could tuck the t-shirt into a high waisted skirt, that way if it was a little tight on your tummy then no one would be able to tell.

Halloween Accessories

My last lookbook is filled with my pick of the halloween accessories.  There's some gorgeous floral headbands out at the moment but my personal favourite has to be the halloween 'Bag of Tricks' clutch bag that has embossed writing on it.  This could easily be worn as a black clutch throughout the year and it looks as though it would be more than big enough to fit all of your night out essentials in.

I have combined all of my halloween accessories and outfit inspiration into a 'Halloween Outfits & Accessories' Pinterest board that you can see here.

How will you be spending your halloween?  What will you be wearing?

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

WhatLauraWore: Plus Size Jumpsuit

Before I start, I promise that this is going to be my last birthday related post!

Today I wanted to show you the outfit that I wore out to dinner and for drinks with my friends for my birthday.  We went to a little Italian restaurant along the sea front for dinner and then onto a pub/bar that plays music until quite late.  I didn't want anything wild or OTT, just a good time with friends... and a good time we definitely had.

My friends decorated the area where our table was in the restaurant and brought me some gorgeous gifts.  Some of which can be seen here.

The outfit that I wore centred around this gorgeous jumpsuit.  While I've had playsuit, jumpsuit and onesie PJs in the past, I have never worn anything like it out of the house because I couldn't find a piece that actually looked like clothing rather than PJs!  That was until I spotted this one in the sale online and ordered it on a whim.

I love the tropical floral print on the top as it is bright and colourful, perfect for a birthday girl.  The top has a deep v neckline that I find very flattering although I did have to pin it as it was very generous in size.  The waist is elasticated to pull you in and then the legs of the jumpsuit are peg leg shaped which really help to give your legs some shape and to make the jumpsuit more fitted.  I love the soft, stretchy material as it makes this jumpsuit so comfortable to wear.

I paired it with a pink clutch bag and pink make up to bring out the pink in the jumpsuit and I wore black wedges to draw attention upwards towards the top of the jumpsuit.  For a little sparkle, I added some silver jewellery.

Tropical Floral Peg Leg Jumpsuit from ASOS (sold out) also available from Pink Clove
Pink bow clutch by Glam by Caprice from Very
Black wedges from Primark
Heart necklace by Roam Jewellery from New Look

Before heading out, I took some quick snaps on my iPhone to upload to my Instagram account.  Follow me there for lots of outfit posts!

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

High End Beauty Haul: Chanel, Dior, Laura Mercier & More!

My new video is live and ready for you all to watch.  It is a high end beauty haul featuring lots of new products that I have bought and will review for you all on my blog in due course (gotta give me time to try them first!).  I've linked all of the products below as well as the review of the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment that I have already raved about.

Please give the video a watch, I hope you love it!

Products in my haul:

Dior Lip Experts Duo Travel Exclusive


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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sanctuary Spa Creme Souffle Review

When I reviewed the 7 Day Moisture Miracle Oil Balm, I knew it wouldn't be long before I was raving about another Sanctuary Spa product on my blog.  This time it is the Creme SoufflĂ© that I can't stop shouting about.

I am literally obsessed with the Sanctuary Spa signature fragrance.  I've used their products from what I call the orange range for years and years as I would always receive them in gift sets from Boots at Christmas time.  This product has that favoured scent of mine but surprisingly enough, I have never tried the Creme SoufflĂ© before.

The Sanctuary Spa Creme Souffle is a body moisturiser that is an absolute treat to use, especially after a bath when I've used a body scrub to slough my dead skin cells away.

When I first saw this I thought that it was going to be just like the body butter from the same range but it isn't at all.  The Sanctuary Spa Creme Souffle has a gorgeously light, whipped texture.  It is full of little air bubbles that make it much lighter than the body butter but it moisturises the skin just as well.

The Creme Souffle applies easily to the skin.  I find that it is absorbed really quickly, more so than a body butter, so it is perfect for those nights when you're looking for some intense nourishment but you don't want to have to wait for your body product to dry before you pop your PJs on.  The quick drying, easily absorbed nature of this product is thanks to the light bubbly whipped texture.

I love this product because I can use it at night after my bath or first thing on a morning before I get dressed, either way, it makes my skin feel super soft and moisturised without feeling as though I have a product on my skin because it doesn't leave a residue or sticky feeling.  Not to mention the gorgeous fragrance that lingers on my skin all day after I've used it; it is simply delicious!

After applying the Sanctuary Spa Creme Souffle my skin looks and feels really nourished and hydrated.  The cream is packed full of nourishing ingredients like Red Seaweed extract, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Mango extract that really work together to moisturise the skin.

The pot is a HUGE 475ml size and I'm about half way through so I'm going to have silky soft skin for a long while yet!

It retails for £10.50 from the Sanctuary Spa website and from Boots where they have lots of offers on on a regular basis (at the time of writing, theres 3 for 2 across loads of skincare products).

What are your favourite Sanctuary Spa products?
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