Lush Wishlist

Hey everyone, this post is basically just turning my obsession with online shopping into something to post about. Not gonna lie, I rarely buy myself Lush products because every year for my birthday and Christmas I get a major overload of products from family and friends.

However, this year I am totally obsessed with Lush and want to buy everything from there. Here is this nice little list of all the things I want to buy.

Ocean Salt Self Preserving Cleanser

This is a salty, citrus vegan cleanser. The sea salt is rich in minerals and salt is great for exfoliating skin. There is silky avocado butter, coconut oil and seaweed which is all supposed to help keep your skin soft too. There is also silken tofu in this cleanser to keep it together which seems like a bit of a random ingredient but also makes me more intrigued to try it.

Brightside Bubble Bar

Bubble bars are becoming one of my favourite Lush products. This bubble bar is scented with Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils. This sounds absolutely amazing and your skin would be so soft due to the essential oils in it. Citrus is the most refreshing fragrance too.
Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
Not gonna lie, it’s totally the name that is making me want to try this. This bath bomb is designed for when you’re feeling stressed, anxious or tired (aka all the time when you’re a uni student). There is a fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage which is designed to be soothing and relaxing scent.
Rump Bottom Rub
 The naked Rump bottom rub \
‘Make your derrière great again’ what a catchphrase. I’m totally intrigued by a moisturiser specifically for your bottom. I’m also like a child and totally drawn in by the bright orange colour of it. There are loads of great reviews for this product and a lot of people use it on places other than their bottom so I guess it is multipurpose.
Birth of Venus Jelly Face Mask 
The Birth Of Venus Jelly Face Mask
I’ve never ever tried a face mask from Lush which seems quite shocking for me seeing as how much I love face masks. I love the name of this and it states to use this if you want to feel reborn again. The sea water tones and refreshes skin, lavender oil calms and rose absolute soothes and balances which creates the perfect sounding mask when your skin gets a little bit tired.
These are the items I am currently eyeing up from Lush, I would love to know your thoughts on them if you’ve tried them. Hope you enjoyed reading, what’s on your wishlist?
Siobhan x

November Favourites

Hi everyone, it feels like forever since I have written one of these posts. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I want to get back into the swing of blogging and forcing myself to write these posts is part of that.


I shouldn’t really say “forced” because I do enjoy blogging. I’ve just been forcing myself to prioritise it and make time for it instead of going for a nap or something.

The past few months I would literally sit and write my list of what I was going to include in this post, but I would either forget or not make enough time to take the photos. Anyway, yay for this month.

The Body Shop Hand Sanitiser

This has been one of my favourite new purchases of the past couple months. I have two of these, the strawberry one you see in the above photo and another satsuma scented one. They smell amazing and are a nice small size so you can take them everywhere with you (i do).  I think, I only paid about £2.50 for it, I don’t know if that is expensive or not in hand sanitiser world but I’m obsessed.

Eyelure False Lashes

Since I finally mastered learning to apply false eyelashes I cannot go out without them. I LOVE THEM. Eyelure ones are the best for the price and one set can last multiple times as long as they are looked after properly. As you can see in the photo, there is a nice 3 for 2 sticker on that, I got these in Miss Selfridge and I think they might always have that deal on. It’s 3 sets of lashes for a tenner and that is a bargain I cannot argue with.

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Mist

You can probably see a little strawberry theme on this post, smelling like strawberries is clearly something I’m very into right now. Not gonna lie I didn’t think I would love this product as much as I do, thought I would be like “okay thats fine” but it is so much better than fine. It has such a refreshing and sweet scent that lasts a good few hours after spraying yourself with it.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

I stole this photo from a previous blog post because I’ve already reviewed this palette which you can read here if you’re interested. However, I have a new found love for it as it is the perfect autumnal, warm toned palette. I wear this palette too often for it not to be mentioned in this favourites post.

Lush Snow Fairy Body Conditioner

The Lush Snow Fairy range is iconic because it is amazing. I am a huge fan and some of my favourite Lush products are in this range. The body conditioner smells of candy floss, bon bons and everything sweet and nice. There is a subtle shimmer after you’ve applied this and I love it.

The Good Place

the good place

This TV show has become my favourite thing since my flat mate suggested I should watch it. It’s so light and funny, and there is an amazing plot twist at the end of season one which I am not gonna spoil for anyone. Normally I hate comedies, but I love this and also have a new love for Kristen Bell. You can watch this on Netflix and it’s also just been renewed for a third season.

So, this has been all my favourite things from this month. Hope you all enjoyed reading this. What were your favourite things from this month?

Siobhan x


My Favourite Cruelty Free Brands

Hi everyone, hope you are all great.

Many people who have been keeping up with this blog will know I recently re-vamped my beauty collection to make it all cruelty free. I have been following a plant based diet for nearly 3 years now and along the way became lazy in checking what brands test on animals and which do not.  There is no excuse for buying products tested on animals when there are so many amazing cruelty free brands. This post isn’t to shame anyone on the brands they use and buy, but to share that there is so many amazing cruelty ree alternatives out there.

  1. The Body Shop

This will come to no surprise to anyone who even glances at this blog that I love The Body Shop. Every second post is practically about something from there. This is one of the highest profile cruelty free brands about. The Body Shop have an amazing range of products, many of which are vegan but all of them are vegetarian. The Body Shop has also been sold by L’Oreal to another cruelty free company, so those people who avoided the brand so they weren’t giving money to L’Oreal can now rejoice.

2) Lush

Nobody can argue that the absolutely divine smell that comes from the Lush shop as you walk past doesn’t lure you in. I am particularly a fan of any Lush bath bomb and anything from the Snow Fairy range. Lush products are 100% vegetarian, some of them are vegan too. As well as The Body Shop, Lush also run a campaign towards ending the testing on animals for cosmetics.

3) Faith In Nature

This wasn’t a brand I had heard much about until the first Christmas I was vegan, my mum, gran, dad and stepmum had all bombarded me with presents from there. I am a huge fan of their Hemp shampoo and conditioner, as well as their coconut handcream which I wrote about in my July Favourites post. Faith In Nature’s products range from hair care, shower and bath products, hand wash and soap, skin care, baby care and home care.

4) NYX Cosmetics

NYX is a hugely popular cruelty free beauty brand. Many of their products are vegan but none of them are tested on animals which is a huge boost. This brand is sold in many drugstores around the UK with a very reasonable price tag. NYX also offers vegan false lashes, a couple of synthetic makeup brushes, and a couple vegan-friendly tools.

These are all four of my favourite cruelty free brands. I wanted to include more in this list but I picked the brands I have been using the longest and tried the most products from to give the best feedback.

This post is part of a collab with Courtney from The Curly Anomaly, we both follow a plant based diet and wanted to spread some information. I picked these brands as I think they have the best selection of vegan products as well for those who are interested in cruelty free beauty. If any of you are interested in adopting the vegan diet then Courtney has written a great, informative article here –

Hope you all enjoyed this post. If I missed out any great cruelty free brands please let me know in the comments.

Siobhan x

May Favourites 

Hi everyone, it’s that time of the month again where I write my monthly favourites. I can’t believe it is June already, I know everyone says this but time is just flying by. One of my favourite things about May was definitely the weather, hopefully we are gonna get a very sunny June to kick start the summer.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated 

This highlighter was a Christmas present last year from my mum because I was obsessed with it from the moment it was realised. I’ve always struggled to find a highlighter that I love but this is it. It’s SO shimmery and glittery which is exactly what I love, it’s not quite an icy highlight which is normally what I look for but I still love it. I feel like such a princess when I wear this so if you love a bright and glittery highlight this product is definitely for you.

Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion

It feels like ages ago that I got this mini Benefit skincare set but I love this moisturiser and will definitely be repurchasing. I use this moisturiser in the mornings before I put on my primer and make up as it is perfect because it is so light. I am always a bit unsure of buying skincare products from a brand best known for their make up in case it doesn’t live up to standard. However, I have noticed a big improvement in my skin from using this – it’s might softer and looks fresher.

Marc Jacobs Decadence Perfume

I am OBSESSED with Marc Jacobs perfumes, it’s more or less the only brand I buy because they all smell so amazing. My boyfriend gave me this probably a year or so ago and it smells divine. This bottle with it’s design, scent and name is supposed to be sexy and sophisticated. The top notes of this scent are Italian plum, saffron and iris with hints of Bulgarian rose, Sambac jasmine and orris root. This is a heavy and long lasting perfume, when I wear this I get many compliments on it as the day goes on. To me, this is the perfect summery scent so if you’re a fan of perfume and want something new this is definitely the one to get.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

This is a product I use every single day without a doubt. I used to use my ABH contour kit every day but some of the shades have run low so I save it for special occasions now. This bronzer is the perfect shade for my pale skin. It applies smoothly and is easy to blend. The colour is a medium brown with no orange tones through it which I love. I hate when bronzers have a shimmer to them but this is a perfect matte bronzer. I really didn’t like the brush that came with it so I opt for another contour brush to apply with.

Avon Pore Penetrating Scrub and Mask

I’m not gonna go into too much detail about these products as I am gonna do a specific post reviewing them. I got these in last months Avon books for £5!!!! A total bargain. After the first use of both of these products I saw an immediate improvement in my skin. My skin was a lot softer and looked visibly fresher than normal. The scrub is really grainy and has a really cooling minty feel when you use it on your face which is nice. The mask is great at removing dirt deep in your pores and leaves a noticeable difference once removed. I try to use these products at least once or twice a week.

Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub

This product is halfway between a shower gel and a shower scrub. If I go for a shower and don’t exfoliate and scrub my skin it gets really itchy after a shower, I don’t really know why so I have tried a lot of shower scrubs. This shower scrub is by far my favourite. The texture is grainy and rough enough to exfoliate but not too rough where it hurts my skin. The scent is an amazing citrus smell and this scrub leaves your body feeling softer than ever. A little goes a long way with this product. Recommend to anyone looking for a new shower scrub.

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter

This product has been a longtime fave of mine from The Body Shop. I use this product once a week because I am not a natural blonde and my hair has been bleached multiple times so I try to keep it in the best possible condition. The Body Shop claim this product will leave your hair feeling soft and tangle free and they are not wrong. After using this and even when I am drying my hair it is still smooth and tangle free. This product has really helped give my hair extra life by making it glossier, smelling better and keeping it in good condition.

I tried out a lot more products in May so I could recommend more products for my monthly favourites. I stuck to beauty and skincare this month as I didn’t watch any TV shows or read any books which stood out to me. I would love to hear if any of you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts on them are, or if you have any questions about the stuff I mentioned please don’t hesitate to ask!

Hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite products this month,

Siobhan x

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Lush lovelies

At the moment I am so obsessed with using cruelty free beauty products, so this post is going to be about two items I have recently bought from Lush. Their bubblegum lip scrub and ‘boom’ toothy tabs. Here is a wee piccy of both items:

Let’s start off by talking about the lip scrub. I feel like I am a bit behind in the trends in buying this scrub because years ago I always say everyone raving about it, but I never felt the need to purchase a lip scrub. If I’m honest,even now I am just giving into curiosity to see what the hype was about. The first thing that drew me in with this product was the BRIGHT pink colour in the wee tub, since I am such a girly girl I was a total sucker for this. Next thing I noticed was the beautiful sweet smell I got when I opened the tub, it has a similar smell to the snow fairy line also in Lush. Totally amazing. In terms of actual scrubbing, this product is good, nothing really special to me. I use this just before I start doing my make up, and when I put my lipstick on it does noticeable look and feel better on my lips. However, I don’t get chapped lips or anything so I feel like I don’t get the full benefit of the product. I would give this a 7.5/10.

The ‘boom’ toothy tabs is definitely my favourite out of the two products. Within the first couple of uses my teeth became instantly lighter. I am someone who is deeply paranoid about my teeth, I don’t feel like they are nicely shaped so I try to do everything I can to whiten them naturally. I use whitening toothpaste, I’ve tried coconut oil but neither have been as effective and fast acting as the toothy tabs. However, the negative to this is a slightly bitter taste to start off with – it’s like a mixture of pepper/coke and sea salt. After a while of brushing you get familiar to the taste and after a few uses it gets less potent too, but at first it can be quite off putting. I would rate this product 10/10 for it’s almost instant effects.

Hope you enjoyed reading about my new buys from Lush,

Siobhan x