Archive of ‘Beauty’ category

TOP 13 CHRISTMAS LUSH PRODUCTS

 

As you all probably know, I am utterly obsessed with Lush and all their gorgeous products.

Today, in the spirit of the season, I am going to share my top 13 Christmas Lush products for this year.

Amongst the collection are a few of my all time faves, as well as some newbies that I’ve never tried before.

I have also made a video to show you each product demo, which also includes a little bit more chatter about each of the lovely products.

Top 13 Christmas Lush Products for 2016:

1. Ruby Red Slipers:

christmas lush

2. Peeping Santa:

christmas lush

3. Magic Wand:

4. The Magic of Christmas: 

5. Sunnyside:

6. Luxury Lush Pud:

7. Golden Wonder:

8. Mistletoe:

9. So White:

10. Shoot for the Stars:

11. Northern Lights:

12. Rose Jam Shower Gel:

13. Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub:

Do you have a favourite Christmas Lush product? As far as scents go, I can’t go past anything in the rose jam range. Although, in terms of the prettiness factor, I would have to pick the Northern Lights bath bomb because it’s just so darn pretty!! Trust me, check out the demo video down below.

Let me know which products you’ve tried in the comments down below.

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you all!

Until next time,

Siobhan xox

DIY CHRISTMAS GIFTS

 

The Christmas season can be busy and stressful so it’s a good idea to have some last minute DIY Christmas gift ideas that you can whip together at the last minute.

These two body scrub flavours remind me so much of Christmas and they are totally natural and smell incredible. You will only need a few key ingredients and you can change up the scent or colours depending on your personal preferences.

These scrubs make lovely gifts and are perfect for pampering after the Christmas season. They hydrate and exfoliate tired skin and are the perfect foot treatment for those tootsies that have endured about 10 too many shopping trips in the last couple of weeks.

 

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub – (makes 1-1 1/2 small jars)

PEPPERMINT SCRUB

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • a few drops of peppermint oil/essence
  • a few drops of raspberry juice (or red food colouring)

PEPPERMINT scrub INGREDIENTS

METHOD – 10 minutes

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until light, fluffy and combined
  • Halve the mixture into 2 bowls
  • Add a few drops of raspberry essence to one bowl and mix until it’s the desired colour
  • Spoon a layer of white and a layer of pinky/red into the jar until it’s full and resembles a candy cane
  • Decorate

 

Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub – (makes 1 or 2 small jars)

VANILLA BEAN SCRUB

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 vanilla pods/beans

VANILLA scrub INGREDIENTS

METHOD – 10 minutes

  • Mix everything together in a bowl until it’s light, fluffy and combined
  • Spoon into an air-tight, glass jar
  • Decorate

Let me know if you try one of these DIY Christmas gifts, I’d love to see your creations! Do you have any favourite DIY Christmas gifts?

Check out my video below for a more detailed version of this recipe and to see exactly how I decorated my body scrubs.

Merry Christmas!

Until next time,

Siobhan x

 

DIY BODY SCRUB

Hello lovelies!

Today I’m excited to share one of my favourite DIY beauty recipes! This citrus body scrub is so easy to make at home and best of all, it won’t break the budget (YAY).

This DIY concoction will exfoliate and moisturise your skin as well as leave it smelling amazing, revitalised and fresh with its natural citrus scent.

I love to make this for myself at home, however, it can make such a gorgeous little gift for friends and family, especially as the festive season quickly approaches.

BODY SCRUB INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS (makes enough for 1 small jar)

  • 1 cup of coconut oil (heated in the microwave for 30 seconds)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of natural orange essence
  • 1 teaspoon of natural lemon essence
  • 1-2 drops of yellow food colouring (optional)

ITEMS YOU’LL NEED

  • a medium sized mixing bowl
  • a wooden spoon
  • a set of measuring spoons (or just the teaspoon)
  • a set of measuring cups (or just the 1 cup measurement)
  • a small (and cute) air tight jar
  • ribbon to decorate

METHOD

  • Simply mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Once mixed, refrigerate for 30 minutes (to allow the coconut oil to solidify once more).
  • Remove from the fridge and spoon the mixture into a jar.
  • Decorate with ribbon by tying a pretty bow around the rim of the jar.
  • Voila! Time to exfoliate or give a gift to a friend.

diy body scrub

I’d love to see your very own body scrub creations, so let me know how you go in the comments below (totally unintentional rhyming btw).

If you’d like to see exactly how I made this DIY body scrub, check the link below to a video I made. I had so much fun making it!

Until next time,

Siobhan x

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