Archive | March, 2012

Lush Bubbly Bath

14 Mar

Over Christmas I was given some lovely Lush goodies… a limited edition Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, Twilight Bath Bomb and a Christmas edition Bubble Bar… Never having used these before, I was very excited to try out my first bath bomb… I went with Twilight and was not disappointed one bit!

The bath bomb literally exploded once I dropped it in the water and started fizzing away and the bathroom started to smell like a mixture of Lavender and Malt…mmmmm!

After a couple of minutes, lovely sparkly bits appeared too!

I then ran the water for a few more minutes and there were so many bubbles, it was amazing to say the least!

Then it was time to get in and relax, and enjoy the lovely aroma. I was so impressed with these that I bought my Mum some for her birthday in early January and she loved them too.

With Mother’s Day coming up (this Sunday!), I think anything from Lush would make a lovely gift. The great thing is that you can go in and select whatever you like to go in a gift bag or box and can vary it depending on your needs/budget. They are also doing some gift sets, which are good value for money and very pretty indeed:

Mamma Mia (£19.95)

Happy Mother’s Day (£28.95)

What are your favourite Lush products? I can’t wait to try out some more!

LDNshopaholic xxx

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Trendwatch: Statement Necklaces

13 Mar

Has anyone else noticed the sudden appearance of the everyday statement necklace? This piece can be worn with a t-shirt and jeans or a jumper and dress and get your right on trend. It’s a look that is understated yet different.

I jumped in the deep end with this statement piece from ASOS which I just LOVE…. I like teaming this necklace with a soft feminine top and giving it an edge but it also looks great with a plain black tee and jeans.

ASOS Multi Arrow Spike Necklace at ASOS (£25)

Other favourites include:

ASOS Cupchain and Cord Statement Necklace (£15)

Monki Roxanne Necklace (10 euros)

Monki Siri Necklace (15 euros)

What do you make of this trend? Have your purchased a statement necklace yet? If so what’s your favourite thing to team it with?

LDNshopaholic xxx

p.s. if you’d like to know more about Monki, check out my recent post on their new store on Carnaby Street

It’s time for another party…

10 Mar

Back in November, 17 Cosmetics held a seriously awesome Twitter party to celebrate the launch of their Magnetized Nail Polish. It was such good fun sharing make up tips and our favourite 17 products. This weekend the 17 Twitter Party returns for the launch of Peep Show Mascara… and you’re all invited!

To take part follow @official17 and look out for the hashtag #17cosmetics from 7-8pm on Twitter on Sunday 11th March.

And… every 10 minutes 17 will be giving away a goodie bag crammed full of fabulous 17 products to the best tweeters. Just include the hashtag #17cosmetics with every tweet you send for your chance to win! Make sure you’re following @official17 too so they’re able to send you a direct message if you win.

What are your favourite 17 products? I’m currently loving their Adapt-itude – Adapting Skin Match Foundation which I accidentally bought in Extra Fair but adapts to my skin tone perfectly (and I’d say I’m more of a medium)!

See you on Twitter at 7pm tomorrow!

@LDNshopaholic xxx

Monki in LDN!

9 Mar

Yes it’s true! Monki has arrived on Carnaby Street, right next to sister brand Cheap Monday. I paid a visit on it’s opening day and was not let down one bit! The brand is definitely unique, and in store it felt very different to any current retailers in the UK. Originally from Sweden, Monki describe their stores as “walk-in closets filled with treasures! To step into one of them is to step into a part of the Monki World: the strange Forgotten Forest, the bio-hazardous City of Oil and Steel or the magical Sea of Scallops.”

A tad peculiar perhaps? But it seems to make them all the more lovable along with their Monki Monsters (as featured with me below!).

They do some great timeless pieces, I came across several knits which I could see becoming staples in my wardrobe:

Peace Knit (30 euros)

Tropez Cardigan (40 euros)

As well as having some seriously quirky accessories:

Watermelon Bag (20 euros)

Jane Hat (20 euros)

Check out their awesome descriptions which to me sell the product more than the picture: “Don’t be a plain Jane–if you want to stand out, just do it, wear it, be it. Jane brightens the day with a cocky little wink to everything from 80’s new wave to Mary Poppins charm. Soft felt, comes in two sizes. Colour: yummylicious red”

To clarify, online the prices are in Euros, but in the store they are in good old English pounds.

I’ll be featuring some more Monki pieces next week with the return of my Trendwatch Tuesday post so keep check back for more from this exciting brand!

Have you been to Monki yet? Or purchased anything from them before?

LDNshopaholic xxx