LUSH HAUL!

Butterball Bath Bomb (£2.75)

 


Firstly, this smells divine. It’s not my usual favourite scent (I’m a fruity gal). It has a strange scent and oddly reminds me of food (perhaps it’s the butter). When it dissolves it leaves golden specks in the water, which eventually dissolve themselves. The golden parts are solid cocoa butter pieces. While this bath bomb doesn’t leave your bath looking Instagram-worthy, quite the opposite actually, but it has amazing after effects. It left my skin feeling moisturised and soft. This would be the perfect bath bomb for a cold winter evening to repair your skin from the harsh weather.

Sakura Bath Bomb (£3.75)

I haven’t got round to using this bath on yet. But I will! And I am so excited to do so. It has such a sweet yet fresh scent which is so so lovely.

Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb (£3.95)

 

 



I was so excited about this bath bomb when I bought it. The lady in the shop really hyped it up for me. She told me it has popping candy in it, which I thought was really cool. So I bought it. However, this bath bomb left me feeling really disappointed. From all the hype it got, it really was underwhelming. Mine barely even fizzed when I put it in water. I had to physically hold it under the faucet in order to make it dissolve into the water. I won’t be purchasing this one again, unfortunately.

R&B Hair Moisturiser (£12.25)

 


I actually have two pots of this. This is supposed to be a leave in moisturiser/conditioner for post-shower. However, I have quite fine and naturally oily hair, so I tend to use this the night before I know I’m going to wash my hair. I’ll put it in my hair, root to tip, so my hair is covered in it, then I’ll sleep and wash it out in the morning. This way it gives my hair a little bit of extra hydration without leaving it feeling greasy. It smells amazing too. So it’s really no bother sleeping with it in. It leaves my room smelling delightful.

Mask of Magnaminty (£6.95)

 


I loved this face mask! It was such a nice little pamper treat for me. It smelled minty and genuinely left my face feeling minty fresh in the same way your mouth feels when you brush your teeth. I have no idea how that is possible. But it is true! This was such a great face mask for my acne, because the mint in it is antibacterial and helps reduce acne scars, so it works in both ways. Honestly this product is amazing. I will definitely be repurchasing.

Daddy-O Shampoo (£6.25) and Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioner (£9.95)

So Daddy-O is apparently the OG purple hair conditioner. I haven’t actually used it yet, as I haven’t had my hair dyed in over a year. I’m not really a blonde anymore. I’m waiting until I dye my hair before I use this and when I do I’ll let you know how well this works!

The same goes for the Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioner.  I haven’t used it yet, because they were bought for me to use together. But I cannot emphasise how AMAZING this smells. Honestly. And I am very excited to use both.

Honey Lip Scrub (£5.95)


I loooove this lipscrub. It was an impulse buy, because the lady in LUSH told me it was a limited edition product, but it’s not! This lip scrub is well worth it. I use it before I apply lipstick and it makes so much difference. It buffs away all the dead skin and just gives smoother application. Plus you can actually eat it and it’s tastes pretty amazing.

So these are the most recent LUSH products I have purchased. Have you tried any of these before? Have I missed out any of your favourites? Let me know.

Lucy Jane x

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Empties/Nearly Empties!

Hello everyone. I see this style of post all the time so I thought I’d give it a shot. However, it seems that I don’t use enough products to have loads of empties, so I’ve included my ‘nearly empties’. These are products I use, but have a few more uses in them. 

I’m going to rate each product I’ve finished/nearly finished out of five, give a brief opinion on it and let you know whether or not I would buy it again! Here we go.

Firstly, I want to talk about the Nip & Fab ‘No Needle Fix’ Serum (£20). If you follow me on Instagram I have posted on there a couple of times about this product. And you can read my full review of it here.

Rating: 4.5/5

Would I buy his again? Yes! And I already have.



Lush’s ‘Mask of Magnaminty’ is up next. I love love loveeeee Lush products and this is the first face mask from them I have tried. And I’m obsessed. It has a peppermint scent and literally left my face feeling minty fresh when I used it. Like how is that even possible? I finished this product waaaay before I thought about this post, so thankfully I keep my Lush pots.

Rating: 5/5

Would I buy this again? Yes! Lush 4eva

 

img_8596Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical (£3.99). This is one of those products I have been buying since God knows when. I love this product. I have tried other dry shampoos, but this one is the OG. I like the tropical fragrance too, because I always get wafts of it when I move my hair. Plus this dry shampoo works super well and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I just also want to mention that it’s cruelty freeeeeeee! I love when my favourite brands are cruelty free and I don’t even know it. I really can’t fault this product.

Rating: 5/5

Would I buy this again? YES! I will forever buy this.
My favourite fragrance ‘Chance’ by Chanel (£62) ran out too. I absolutely adore this perfume. I tend to try and use it on special occasions only, because it is very expensive. And I feel like my everyday life is not worthy of how lovely it is.

Rating: 5/5

Would I buy this again? Yes! But luckily my boyfriend got me a new one for Christmas which I can use, so I don’t have to buy one! 


The other fragrance on my list is Calvin Klein ‘Eternity Moment’. This is my everyday perfume and I love it. I always buy it from the Perfume Shop and I’m not sure of the actual price, because it always seems to be on offer when I buy it. It’s usually around £20 give or take. This is a light perfume great for everyday and I adore it.

Rating: 5/5

Would I buy this again? Already have!

Max Factor ‘Smooth Miracle’ Primer (£10.99) is next on my list. I spoke about this primer in my ‘Everyday Beauty Products’ which you can check out here. But this is the first primer I’ve ever used! It’s great for dry skin as it’s very hydrating. Not being dramatic, but I think this product has really helped my acne, because it means my foundation and all my other products don’t seep into my skin as much. 

Rating: 5/5

Would I buy this product again? Yes! But I’ve got an ELF primer I’m excited to use first.


Max Factor ‘Masterpiece Max’ mascara (£9.99) is next. I actually got this product for free, when I purchased over £15 on Max Factor products. It came in a box with a couple of other products. I liked this mascara. It was good for a natural look. One thing I do really commend this product for is: NO CLUMPS!! It’s a really lightweight formula and does not clump. It’s quite amazing in that way. However, it doesn’t give enough volume for my liking, so I would tend to use it with another mascara to give my lashes that extra ooomph.

Rating: 3/5

Would I buy this product again? Yes, but I’m not in any rush to do so.

Lastly, I’ve got the Rimmel BB Cream (£6.99) in the shade Light. This product is a great product. It’s handy for when I don’t want to do a full face of makeup like when I go to work or when I’m feeling a bit lazy. And a little does go a long way. My only problem with this product is that there isn’t a wide range of shades, so the colour is slightly too dark.

Rating: 4/5

Would I buy this product again? Yes.

So overall, I generally really liked all my empties and would buy them again. I think it’s mostly, because if I don’t like a product I won’t continue to use it.

But let me know what you guys think of this post. Should I do it again? What are your empties this month?

Lucy Jane x

My Original Beauty Staple!

Hello everyone. Today I want to talk about a product I have been using FOREVER. Well, since I was about 11. I’m talking way before I even wore makeup and years before I even started this blog.

So what is the product I’ve been loyal to for nine years? CARMEX. Lip balm. I use it daily – multiple times daily. I always have at least one variant of it in my bag. It stays beside my bed. I always have it in my pockets at work. I honestly cannot go without it. It’s such an important part of my routine.

I can genuinely remember the first time I ever used this product. It was on a school trip and one of the older students gave it to me after we had been body boarding in the sea. The sea had made my lips dry and chapped and I put this on, It burned slightly and tingled. It was so strange. But it made my lips feel so much softer and smoother afterwards. And now I’ve never bought any other lip balms.


If I don’t put this on before I go to bed, my lips will be so chapped in the morning. Honestly it’s a saviour for me. Especially during the winter. It helps protect against the harsh winter cold. It also has SPF 15. So it helps protect during the summer too. Well, if you could even call the British summer that. But it’s a definite must when I go abroad. 

Carmex comes in various different flavours (is that what the different types are called?). The original is just plain, it has that waxy taste all unflavoured lip balms have. The cherry is my favourite, but they recently started doing a peach and mango one which is quite nice. As I mentioned, this lip balm gives a strange sensation, it kind of tingles on your lips (especially if they are chapped). It’s a good feeling, because it means it’s working! The peach and mango one is ‘tingle free’, so if the tingling puts you off, there’s still an option for you!

I have so many of these (as pictured above). I used to just solely buy the pots, but the tubes are so much more convenient for pockets, like when I’m at work or just on the go.

I just love this product. I always have and I always will I think. Unless a super amazing lip balm comes on the market that is a million times better than Carmex, this will forever be a staple for me. It’s just such a pertinent part of my daily routine. It’s so refreshing to put on after wearing a matte and drying lipstick all day. And if you ever catch me without this in my handbag, there’s something wrong. Send help.

Do you use Carmex? Is there another lip balm you use which you think does/might top it?

Also trying a different style with where I put my pictures within the blog post. Let me know what you think!

Lucy Jane x

My Beauty Wishlist

Hello everyone. I usually talk about products I own and have used. But this is going to be a little different. I’m just trying it out so bear with me.

I have so many products that I want to buy, but just don’t have the money to spend on them. As a student, running a makeup blog is hard on my bank account, so it is very difficult for me to justify spending money on makeup that I don’t necessarily need but want.

So what better to do for my makeup addiction than to write about products I am desperate to buy but just can’t? 

Firstly, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (£41). I’ve seen this everywhere for at least a year! And I want it so much. But £41 is a lot of money for me to spend on makeup. No matter how much those pretty pink shades call out to me, I cannot justify spending that much money on it at this point. Maybe one day, Modern Renaissance, but not today, beautiful. img_8445.jpg
The Too Faced ‘Sweet Peach’ Palette (£39) is next on my Wish List. Again, this palette is pretty much everywhere. The name itself is super cute but the colours are even cuter! I love peachy shades, so this palette is just so tempting for me. And I just want to see if it smells like peaches as everyone says it does.

img_8446Urban Decay’s ‘Comfort Matte Vice’ Lipsticks (£15.59)  are up next. I have a whole list of shades I want these lipsticks in on my phone notepad. I think ‘Carnal’ and ‘Stark Naked’ are two of my favourite shades. Plus the names are cool. As someone who is obsessed with nude lipsticks, these are perfect for me! And they’ve got bright and wild shades for those more adventurous than me.
I’m trying not to make this post solely about eyeshadow palettes, but they are so damn expensive but so pretty! It’s hard not to want every single one. Next on my list is another Too Faced product. It’s the ‘Glitter Bomb’ palette (£33). I love glitter eyeshadows. They are so cute and this palette is like a perfect combination of a bunch of different colours. Again, another palette. But this one is for contouring. It’s the Kat Von D ‘Shade and Light’ palette (£37). I am in love with Kat Von D’s beauty products. I’ve been sold every since I bought my first everlasting lipstick. It’s a cruelty free brand, so it just makes me love it even more. This contour kit has so many great reviews and I’ve been dying to buy it for ages. But alas, the student budget doesn’t allow for it at this point in time. Maybe one day. There are more products on my to-buy list. But these few are the ones I’m after the most. Hopefully I’ll be writing a blog post about how amazing and how worth the money they are soon. But until then, a girl can dream! And if you guys like this post, maybe there will be a part two!

Let me know what you think! This a new post style for me. Do you own any of these products? What are your opinions on them? What’s on your wish list? Any of these?

Lucy Jane x

Pixi Glow Tonic!

Hello everyone, firstly I wanted to say HAPPY ONE YEAR TO MY BLOG! I’ve been posting for a year and have loved every moment of it. Thank you for reading and spending the last year with me.

Back on track. Today, I wanted to talk about the Pixi Glow Tonic. I feel like I have been seeing this product all over my timeline for MONTHS! I read an article which suggested it for people with acne prone skin, so I finally bought it.


I bought the 250ml bottle from ASOS for £18, which seems expensive but with this product a little goes a long way.

Firstly, this product smells absolutely divine. It’s got a floral scent and it’s amazing. I looove it.

On the Pixi Beauty website, it suggests using the Glow Tonic once a day (or as you see fit). I initially started using it twice a day but I have found better results when using it once in the evening. After I wash my face, I saturate a cotton pad with the Pixi Glow Tonic and rub it over my face and neck. It gives my skin that little extra cleanse and helps get off any left over makeup residue. It is a gentle exfoliator, so it also helps clear away all the dead skin cells. It gives a really strange sensation; it makes my skin tingle but in a good way!

I have genuinely noticed an improvement in my skin since using it. I have only been using it for about three weeks and the results were pretty much instant. My skin is so much clearer since using the tonic. My breakouts are waaay less frequent and less severe. This product definitely lives up to the hype and I am so glad that I have added it to my nightly skincare regime. I will definitely be repurchasing in the future.

Have you used Pixi Glow Tonic? What are you thoughts on it? Let me know!

Lucy Jane x

Mouthy by Megan McKenna!

Hello everyone! So there is a brand in the U.K. called Mouthy by Megan, which was created my TOWIE star Megan McKenna. I have wanted to buy a lip kit for a long time and this weekend there is a 50% off sale, so I thought I’d treat myself.

The lip kit I bought is called ‘Spa Day and Sand’. It is a peachy nude colour which I was really excited to purchase as a change from my regular pinky nude lipstick shades. 

These lip kits aren’t cheap at £29.95 per kit. So what better time to buy when they are half price?

Each lip kit comes with a matte lipstick and a lip liner pencil. The pencil, in the shade ‘Sand’ it’s really great. It’s soft and applies smoothly, which is all I really ask for in a lip liner. Plus it has amazing staying power and is super pigmented so you don’t need to keep reapplying.

The lipstick in the shade ‘Spa Day’ is a really lovely colour and is also super pigmented. I think the liner is slightly too dark for the lipstick, so a light hand is needed. But this ‘Sand’ lip liner wasn’t originally made for this lip kit, it was originally ‘Spa Day and Cinnamon’. I’m not entirely sure why Megan changed it but anyway. I love the colour. It is exactly how I wanted it to come out and it doesn’t wash me out. It goes really nicely with my skin tone which I was worried about. And a welcome change to my world of pink-nude lipstick.

However, I have one outstanding issue with this product. The applicator. On the website, it is described as “easy to use click pen applicator” and it is relatively easy to use. You just twist the end and colour comes out through the bristles. But this is where I have my issue. This bristles clog up really easily and it’s hard to get any product through. It gets stuck. The formula itself is quite thick so it just adds to the problem. It is impossible to get a tiny bit of product, because it gets clogged up so easily. All the bristles stick together and it makes application less smooth. This lipstick would have been way much more effective with a wand applicator and I wouldn’t feel like I’m wasting so much.


Overall, the product itself is great. I love the colour, the pencil works so smoothly and it’s cruelty free!! But the applicator for the lipstick just dampened my overall excitement. Of course I will continue to use it, the colour is absolutely divine. It has great staying power but isn’t a huge effort to remove when you want to. I’m not entirely sure I will be so quick to repurchase this purely for the applicator. I’m sure there’s a dupe out there somewhere for me.

Have any of you tried Mouthy? What are your thoughts? Make sure you follow me on Instagram @lucyjaneblog

Lucy Jane x

Nip + Fab No Needle Fix Serum

Hello everyone, it’s been a while. But I’m baaack.

Today I wanted to talk about the Nip + Fab No Needle Fix Serum which I have been loving at the moment. Now, I’ve never used serums before this one and I randomly came across Nip + Fab through a buzzfeed article.

The first serum I saw was the Dragons Blood Serum. For me it was really a toss up between the Dragons Blood Serum and the No Needle Fix Serum. And clearly I opted for the latter. However, I am still eager to try the Dragons Blood (mostly because I’m hoping it’ll make me feel like Daenerys Targaryen).

As I said, I’ve never used serums before, but I am always looking for ways to make my skin look better, so I took the plunge. And it’s safe to say I’m absolutely loving it.

Firstly, this serum smells amaziiing.  It has a super fresh scent which I love. It’s also really lightweight, which is great, because one of my main concerns was that a serum would make my face feel gross and sticky. This is the opposite. I try to use this twice a day. I apply it after I’ve washed my face and before I put on my moisturiser.

This product is technically for ‘younger looking skin’ and I am only twenty years old, so I can’t speak on the full extent of its ability to reduce wrinkles. However, it has really helped the fine lines on my forehead and has given my skin an overall smoothness, which I’m happy with.

I suffer with quite dry and acne prone skin, so I’m always looking for products which don’t aggravate that. This serum is hydrating which really helps with a little extra hydration boost which my skin loves. My acne has been no worse than usual, if anything it has helped it out a little.

Overall, I am sold on serums. I am obsessed with this product and it was so easy to add into my everyday skincare routine.

Let me know what you guys think! Do you use serums? Do you have any recommendations?

Lucy Jane x