NOTD - Essie Bobbing For Baubles

nails of the day
nails of the day
nails of the day

I've recently gotten back into the habit of painting my nails on a regular basis. I used to get so fed up of doing my nails constantly because of how often they'd chip and how long it'd take for them to dry. I eventually just stopped doing it and decided to let my natural nails bare it all instead. However, my mum bought me one of those at home nail kits with the little box that you put your nails under and it dries them with lights (my technical know how is hugely apparent here). Since then I think I do my nails around twice a week!

The shade I'm wearing above is Essie's Bobbing For Baubles, which, judging from the name, might be a shade from a Christmas range? I'm not entirely sure. It's a beautiful navy blue that is pretty much opaque from one coat. However two coats works best as always! I had this shade on my nails on it's own for a day and then layered a Nails Inc gold glitter on top for a little bit of sparkle. Quite a pretty combination, I think!

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MAC Giveaway - a blog birthday!

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This post feels weird to be writing. My tiny little blog is three years old! I did not think that when I started this blog three years ago that I'd still be updating it today. I thought of it more as an aid to boredom while I was job hunting. Now, three years later, it's still one of my absolute favourite hobbies! This little blog has given me so many opportunities. It's helped me with social media, it's given me new friends, it's even helped me work through difficult situations away from the internet. I love it.

And to my followers, thank you so much for sticking around! I wouldn't have kept it going as long as I have if it weren't for all the lovely people I have met on here. As a small thank you, I'm going to be doing a giveaway! You've probably guessed what's being given away already...

 - I'm giving away four MAC lipsticks! - 

Everyone knows that MAC lipsticks are simply amazing, so I'm giving two people the chance to get their hands on some, either to build their collection or to simply try one for the first time! I tried to choose a prize that would appeal to most people. Everyone loves a new lipstick, right?

» First prize winner will receive three MAC lipsticks of their choice.
» Second prize winner will receive one MAC lipstick of their choice.

The lipsticks must be chosen from the John Lewis website, as I'll have to order them for you and then have them posted to out your address. It also allows you to have a bit more freedom of choice when it comes to choosing your colours and styles. The lipstick should also be chosen from the £15.50 range. It's also open to anyone within the UK and internationally, too. Also, please make sure that if you are under 18 that you have permission to give me your home address, as they'll be arriving by post!

The giveaway will be hosted using Rafflecopter, as always. There are a few mandatory entires and a few that you can fill out for extra points! I'm so excited by this! Like I said above, this is a huge thank you to my followers and hopefully you love this giveaway as much as I'm loving hosting it!

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lush love!

lush haul
lush haul
lush haul
lush haul

I absolutely love Lush blog posts! In fact, I just love Lush all together. If I could visit the store every day I absolutely would, even if it's just to smell everything again. Yum! The other day while out shopping, Craig and I popped into the Lush store on Edinburgh's Princes Street for a little 'window shopping', which we both knew would turn into real spending money shopping, as it usually does. In my defence though, I never get buyers remorse when it comes to Lush. The products are all so reasonably priced, I buy in bulk so I don't go shopping there every other week and the stuff is amazing! So yeah, I have my reasons. *smiles slyly at the boyfriend*

I tend to always go for the same products first, to fill the cute little wicker basket. My two go to products are always a Sex Bomb bath bomb and a Brightside bubble bar. Both smell amazing and leave your skin feeling so smooth! If I can help it, I will always use a Brightside bubble bar when having a bath, the smell is so divine and it makes your bath a really bright orange colour too! One bar can let me have about three baths worth from it, so it's pretty good for the price.

Lush always do seasonal items and Prince Charming is part of their Valentines range. I bought this because I'm almost out of Snow Fairy, a shower gel part of their Christmas range that I wish they would carry on all year round! It smells kind of similar to Snow Fairy in fact, which is nice. If I had to pin the smell down to something it would be Turkish Delight. It smells a little weird in the bottle, but on the skin when it's all lathery and bubbly it smells delicious. A little goes a long way too!

Also part of their Valentines rage is a new lip scrub, The Kiss. It will never replace my love for the heavenly Mint Julips lip scrub, but it's a close second. It even has hundreds and thousands mixed in, which you can see in the picture above that Craig has smushed his finger in to try it! It's pretty sweet tasting actually and quite sugary which I always like. Lonely heart bubble bar, pictured at the bottom has me pretty excited. Look at all that glitter! I had to take a separate photo to show just how much glitter comes off it when you hold it. My camera is now covered in glitter, which is a bit of a pain, but at least it will come off with a wet wipe. I cannot wait to use it, I might pair it up with a Brightside bubble bar, for the smell and the glitter combined.

After carefully packing away all the products, I'm going to enjoy a nice soak and catch up with The Walking Dead. Season 5 has restarted, finally! Let me know what you think of the Lush Valentines range. I also want to try the Unicorn Horn, it looks so pretty!

- - - products pictured - - -
sex bomb bath bomb // brightside bubble bar // dragons egg bath bomb // sakura bath bomb // prince charming shower gel // lonely heart bubble bar // the kiss lip scrub // mint julips lip scrub // grease lightning // the godmother soap
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