I always make little lists of what to buy after looking at the Lush website, but don't usually make my way into the shop - there's just too much to choose from. I love the smell of limes, lemons & grapefruit (all citrus really), and blackcurrants. Clean zingy scents & fruity scents are my favourites.

Happy Hippy smells like grapefruit, Ocean Salt of salty lime, & Sandstone of lemon. Sweetie Pie smells like blackcurrants, or You Snap The Whip. I got a sample of Big to try - I'm hoping for miracles. I took my friend along with me to get 'Lushed.' He doesn't have the most regimented of skincare routines so he kept it simple & got Ocean Salt to scrub & Enzymion to moisturise

I've been meaning to pick up the Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels for a while. I've heard it's a great dupe for Something Special Cremeblend blush by MAC (I don't love the Cremeblend formula.) At the moment it's a tad light for me unless I pile it on, but I do love the shade & formula.

Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter smells like white chocolate. It feels whipped, silky on the skin & doesn't leave me greasy. I'd read a few articles claiming it was better than sliced bread as an all round moisturiser, & seeing that Jessica had swapped for a tub, I had to try it out for myself. So far so good - I've been using it at night.


I couldn't say no to the adorable hot water bottle & cover! It's not really the weather for it right now, but it's cold in England 95% of the time, so I'm sure it'll come in handy. I picked up a larger Rhodia notebook because the one I've got is small & fiddly for anything other than mini-lists.


I've never heard of LOVE Magazine before. It's a fashion/photography magazine that's released twice per year. For £6 you get 426 pages of beautifully shot fashion shoots, ads & articles. There's a great shoot featuring Lindsey Wixson that I forgot to photograph too (I love Lindsey.) I don't study fashion, but I love photography. For that, it's a catalogue of inspiration.




80) I've been carrying around this cute little frog-face box from Paperchase in my bag recently. I wish I'd had this when I was at school! It's filled with dehydrated strawberries to snack on - they were a gift from Thailand. I can't find any in the UK - help!



162 COMMENTS:

dollykirsty said...

Topshop Head over heels is a great blush! I love it alot! Topshop cream blush formula is alot lighter than Mac Cremeblend blush though. I love you toad box, so cute!!

Annabella Freeman said...

You ended up with a gorgeous pot of Ocean Salt! James and I usually fight over who uses ours first enjoy it! xoxo

lilladylife said...

dehydrated strawberries?? Never saw them here either! they sound good! are they! the Lush goodies look soooo nice! u remind me i need to go there STAT

Georgina Carr said...

ASDA Sell baked strawberries in the dried fruit section with the nuts by the vegetables. Not sure if they are the same, dehydrated could either be still chewy or like those dried ones you usually get with chocolate or yoghurt on them. But the ones ASDA do are by Urban Fruit and chewy and usually are on offer if you want to check them out :)

Vanity is an addiction said...

Love all the Lush products you bought...the Topshop blush color is really really pretty as well..

Annabelle Cloe said...

so glad you posted! really enjoy reading your blog, the lush products seem really good!

Ekaterina Leonova said...

Hi! Love your blog and the photos you post! It's a pure pleasure to watch them :) Do you use artificial light for them or it's natural?

JessicaGettingCheeky said...

I'm so happy you like the Waitrose! I'm trying to use mine relatively sparingly as I've only had it during the summer months, but feel as though I'll need it most when it's cold. And I feel like I'm missing out on Paper Chase as a fellow stationary addict!

Must visit the store some day!
♥ Jessica

callitbeauty said...

omg, the frog box is adorable!

Delyteful Speaks said...

I love Big Shampoo for the airy bouncy feel it gives me.. Makes your hair feel super clean but don't expect miracles

Aseya said...

Ooh I would love to know how you like Sweetie Pie. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it.

Graohology said...

The colour of the blush is so pretty :-)

Rachel said...

That Ocean Salt face scrub is amazing - I need to remember to go into Lush when I'm in London this weekend to pick up some more Rub Rub Rub shower scrub - you should really try it!

xkatietatiex said...

The froggy box is so cute! :3
xx

aussiebeautyreviews said...

ooooo you just gave me the biggest craving for dehydrated strawberries. I used to eat them as a kid when my aunt owned a strawberry farm...think that was the last time I have seen them in Oz :(

25fLONDON said...

Thank you! & I always use natural light, (unless I'm taking pictures inside a building/restaurant, then I take what I'm given!)

25fLONDON said...

Miracles for me would be that my hair feel super clean & bouncy! I think it'll go well with my conditioner of choice right now - Matrix Volumatherapie. Hopefully!

25fLONDON said...

I haven't used it yet, but I do love the smell! When I tested it in store I thought it lathered up nicely too - what are you not sure about? Might have to go & use it in the shower now to see what I think!

25fLONDON said...

I agree - I loved using it the first time this earlier! I'm not entirely sure about Rub Rub Rub - I wasn't blown away by the scent. Seeing as the concept is the same as Ocean Salt, I'm sure I'd love it though!

25fLONDON said...

They are so tasty! I love snacking on them. Wow, I'd love to live on a strawberry farm. I'm assuming your aunt dehydrated them herself?

25fLONDON said...

Oh, thank you so much for letting me know! These are quite chewy, so the ones by Urban Fruit sound like a good substitute!

25fLONDON said...

They're so tasty! Haha, have you finished your P10P? Did it include skincare? If not I'm expecting a huge Lush post ;D

25fLONDON said...

That was just for photographic purposes (my flatmate got the nice one!) mine didn't have as much blue salt on top! I'll have to take a peek before I buy next time ':D

25fLONDON said...

I'm glad I didn't go overboard & get everything I wanted at once - it's giving me more of a chance to try everything out slowly!

25fLONDON said...

Thank you! I'm loving everything so far!

25fLONDON said...

Agreed - I can never quite put my finger on what bugs me about the Cremeblend formula, but I love my Lilicent Blushcreme. Such a shame they're discontinued!

25fLONDON said...

I think it's a great product & I love that it's a supermarket brand! Ah, go wild & use as much as you want! If you ever need more just let me know & I'll ship out a crate ;D Is there a Paperchase in the US? & you do!

25fLONDON said...

It makes me laugh every time I look at it!

25fLONDON said...

I agree!

25fLONDON said...

Agreed! It's the cutest lunch box I have :D

Emily @ Wardrobe Block said...

Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter?! Must try!

rachinald said...

I miss lush.. havent been there in too long!!!

Rocaille said...

Aww, what a super cute post! I haven't shopped at Lush for ages, but I think I'll probably go for a nosey some time soon... I love your water bottle, I need to get one for fall/winter as well! The lunch box is adorable, so much better than my plain Tupperware :) x

JessicaGettingCheeky said...

Ah good to know! I'll start slathering it on as I've so longed to do and I'll holler when I run out ... it's too good to be true! We have stores similar to Paper Chase, but nothing quite the same :(

Dovey said...

I love the citrusy scents of your LUSH products! Happy Hippy and Ocean salts are favorites of mine too =)

25fLONDON said...

Haha! There's a solid coconut massage oil in the same range, I haven't tried it but it sounds lovely. It has the same natural ingredients with added vanilla! (Just in case you want to try something else/need another excuse to buy a bottom butter back up!)

25fLONDON said...

I think so! The texture is odd - liked whipped, fluffy vaseline? But it's not greasy/doesn't feel like a barrier cream. It sinks right in & leaves me smelling of white chocolate. You definitely need to try it!

25fLONDON said...

I've only been to Lush twice before, so glad that I went in again!

25fLONDON said...

I think I need to go back soon too! Lush is oddly addictive. I usually use normal tupperware to carry my lunch in too - if you have access to Paperchase they have so many varieties of lunch & bento boxes right now!

25fLONDON said...

Ah, I'm glad I picked well loved products to try now! I think I'll have to buy Whoosh shower jelly next - it smells so fresh & like grapefruit too!

G A B Y said...

That Topshop cream blush looks soooo pretty!

www.ilovenudger said...

im thinking of trying some of the Lush products you mentioned here so thanks for the review! i also love that hot water bottle cover thingy-its sooo cute and i wouldnt of been able to resist that either lol.

Danielle said...

Would you believe I have never tried anything from Lush? LOL.
That blush looks nice and subtle, perfect to wear alone on less makeup-y days or for layering!

Jodi said...

i'm obsessed with LUSH, the products all smell amazing, i want to eat them haha! i love topshop neon rose and flush, so i've had my eye on head over heels for a while! great post. http://openboxjewels.blogspot.com/ x

marysia safari said...

yes , I agree with dollykirsty

ultram sale
buy tramadol overnight

cornflakegirl said...

I love Lush and you've got some great products there.

I love the look of the Topshop blush, I think it'll be my next Topshop make up purchase.

Youlikemylipstick said...

cool, now i've spent the night reading your whole blog i can sleep well. i think i'm in love or something like. you've got a new friend :)
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Meena Dhuga said...

all these items look so good! and such clear photos of them as well! I hope you don't mind my asking, but what camera do you use? xx :D

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Caroline said...

Stumbled across your blog today, this might sound weird but I love the way you position the different products in your photos.
I love the consistency of Topshop cream blushes! They have brilliant buildable colour intensity.
The Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter sounds right up my alley, something I'll have to try out.
I will most certainly be following!
x

sana said...

I love Lush products. I swear, a five dollar piece of soap lasts me an entire month. I love how the entire bathroom and my bed room smells like the soap I used in the shower!

fayeolivia_ said...

I love ocean salt by Lush :) I really want to try some Topshop make up, may have to take a look at that blush :) xx

Joey said...

*new reader*
I like to use Lush's bath bombs and bubble bars. I'd like to try more of their products, but the smells and colours in the stores make me feel slightly over-whelmed so I always head in and out quickly. I like the cover of that Love mag. I've only ever bought one issue, the one where they got 8 supermodels to pose nude supposedly to show how "different" their body shapes were. Reading your post makes me want to get another issue :D

Rinny said...

I am loving your blog! It's everything I look for in a blog and more!! Btw, I'm a big fan of frogs and that lunchbox is just to die for! Keep on blogging, I look forward to reading! :)

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Annie said...

Wow :) Where can you get that magazine from???? x

Carly said...

i love lush ! your blog is beautiful. i am now following with GFC i hope you can follow back.

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Marguerite N. said...

I really love the top shop cream blusher, maybe Head Over Heels is also too light for me, but the shade is lovely.
Ahah the frog box is awesome! ;D

Mimi said...

i loooove lush! i liked ocean salt, but i haven't tried the other products you got -- will definitely try to get those. :)

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Crazy4makeup said...

Wow i love your photos *_*
and the Topshop Cream Blush is so wonderfull :D

pam said...

So sad that they don't have a Topshop here in Seattle. I know I can purchase the products online, but I really want to test out the formula's before committing. The cream blush looks gorgeous though.

Mintyla said...

Oh my! All of those things look so wonderful!


Wida
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Style Souk said...

I've not (yet!) tried Topshop makeup, but this cream blush is such a lovely colour.

Sarah x

http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

rach_may_46 said...

Everything you got is gorgeous - the frog box is adorable and I really need to go into lush soon, and get a SA's help as I'm always a little overwhelmed!! x

SH said...

super awesome images ...

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apriljoyyyy.blogspot.com said...

The green frog lunch box looks so adorable! And I love the lush products!!

Nikolina said...

I ADORE LUSH, I can spend hours in the store sniffing all the products! Awesome blog btw! (:

hivenn said...

Such beautiful photos! x hivenn

Adrienne@www.thesundaygirl.com said...

Hey, just wanted to say congrats on your cosmo blog short listing :) I hope you are feeling better too! x

Mary Lee said...

I love lush products!! My favorite is angels on bares skin and their bath bombs! I always wanted to try topshop's cosmetics especially their blushes because i'm a blush slut.. I hope you do an official review on it. I would love to know how it turns out!

Rola said...

I can't wait to visit Topshop in New York to check out everything including the cosmetics, the color of the cream blush is lovely:)

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Broodon Broodon said...

Lush

Rachel said...

Sandstone is a great soap, but that Ocean face scrub is one of my favourite Lush products!

Mai Pang said...

oh, i love lush products (: i use the sweetie pie jelly!! smell so luscious!

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SkippySays said...

I love Lush! I went all the time the year I studied abroad in Scotland, and was so sad when I returned home to the states. So glad we have it here now :)
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hollyofspades said...

I miss your blog posts!

sarah.dentz said...

i rlly LOVE lush! great things you bought!

Kelly Fowler said...

Love that lunch box so cute!

SkippySays said...

I love Lush- became obsessed when i studied abroad in Scotland for a year and am so glad we have it in the states now!
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lindsey bows said...

i really like Lush!

really natural!

that magazine looks dope! have to check it out!

xoxo,
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Skadiida said...

i love lush (:

xx

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Mimi Writes said...

all those lush products look great! i've tried ocean salt, and i loved it. ;)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Sooz said...

BEAUTIFUL photos, love the blog!!

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25fLONDON said...

Thank you!

25fLONDON said...

Me too - still making my way through it. It lasts forever!

25fLONDON said...

Agreed!

25fLONDON said...

You do! I love the photography concepts.

25fLONDON said...

Haha! Now if only Bath & Body Works came to the UK!

25fLONDON said...

I do feel like a kid when I whip it out though!

25fLONDON said...

Glad you like them too!

25fLONDON said...

Aw, thanks for saying so. I'll be back soon!

25fLONDON said...

Glad you have it too!

25fLONDON said...

;D

25fLONDON said...

It does! But it confuses me. Maybe I'm used to the ease of shower gel?! It just seems to flop around!

25fLONDON said...

Agreed - Lush soap always leaves my skin feeling rubery, but Ocean Salt, love it!

25fLONDON said...

Thanks for letting me know.

25fLONDON said...

Thanks!

25fLONDON said...

It makes me smile too!

25fLONDON said...

Thanks!

25fLONDON said...

Do you guys only have one Topshop still?

25fLONDON said...

I'll have to try Angels on Bare Skin! Haha, blush slut. I feel you!

25fLONDON said...

Thanks Adrienne! x

25fLONDON said...

Same! Thank you x

25fLONDON said...

Glad you like it!

25fLONDON said...

I'm the same - I'll try to go in with a purpose next time so I don't buy everything I like the scent of!

25fLONDON said...

Their cream blushes are some of their best make up!

25fLONDON said...

Thanks Wida!

25fLONDON said...

It's a cream to powder*y* formula, if that helps! Has a lot of silicone slip.

25fLONDON said...

Thank you!

25fLONDON said...

Ocean Salt is my favourite Lush product!

25fLONDON said...

I suppose it'll be good for layering, or pasty days?! I held out until winter & it looks good!

25fLONDON said...

Thank you!

25fLONDON said...

W H Smiths!

25fLONDON said...

Oh, I'd like to try out a bubble bar or two! Yeh, I feel the same - I try to go to a Lush with the biggest and most open entrance!

25fLONDON said...

Same! You definitely should!

25fLONDON said...

I love their soap scents too, I just don't use solid soap enough though! Need to get into the habit.

25fLONDON said...

Aw, thank you!
You should try the bottom butter - definitely recommend it! It is a little greasy though. Would reserve it for night time use!

25fLONDON said...

Thank you! I use a Sony A700 DSLR!

25fLONDON said...

Aw thank you! x

25fLONDON said...

Thanks! Hope you enjoy it!

25fLONDON said...

What! Saying that, I didn't try anything until a year ago.

25fLONDON said...

Haha! Bet they'd taste pretty disgusting though!

25fLONDON said...

Glad I helped!

25fLONDON said...

Agreed! I love the colour, and packaging.

Guest said...

Wow, I LOVE head over heels, looks so pretty :)
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Plamena Zahova said...

I love LOVE and I love Lush :))) You have a fabulous blog!

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Teresa Li said...

I want to try the Topshop blush! So sad that we don't have one in Canada :(

Fashionista Era said...

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Fey Vizoso said...

WOW I love your blog :)

sleepandwater said...

The Topshop cream blush is so pretty, I've been really loving cream blush and peach shades lately :) The LUSH products are all gorgeous as well.

ZEH_zoe said...

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Dawnie P said...

oh I love the colour of that blush, it's really peachy! Also lush! Squee, love them so much!
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rosalie90 said...

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Like your design and your products.
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rae said...

really great post darling. i am glad i stumbled upon your blog. i love lush so much, and seeing all those great products is making me think i need more stuff from them when in reality i already a lot of bath bombs waiting to be used once my cast is taken off my foot! that cream blush from topshop looks really nice as well and actually i am surprised at how pretty the waitrose packaging is. also that magazine does look lovely. is there a link where i could order a subscription? i agree it oohs like excellent inspiration.

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BeautyblogLaura. said...

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Natalie Morgan said...

love your blog, the frog tub is so cute, paperchase has some great finds!

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xx

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TattooedTeaLady said...

Don't you just love how lovely all the Lush products always look? And you've just reminded me that I have a tub of sweetie pie in the freezer that needs using up!! xo

Niina, It seems pretty obvious said...

I've been meaning to get Head over Heels for ages! And it looks amazing! I don't think anything can be too light for me ;)

And I have to say I really like your blog! I always appreciate a blog with good and thought trough pictures! Great job!

Have a lovely weekend!
'

Miss Asha said...

that cream blush is so pretty! cute blog

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Charlotte said...

I loveeeeeeee Head Over Heels and the formula is pretty amazing! All the goodies you got from LUSH look/sound lovely and I really really want that frog box.. makes me smile everytime I look at it! xxx

cece said...

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feveragnes said...

Topshop creme blushes look totally adorable. They have such creamy textures and lovely youthful shades!


and, i love your blog so so much. The pic quality is high and you have many many nice products (Like my favourite MAC) for reviews!



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kcomekarolina said...

omg! i love these photos!



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miss sultana said...

i have seen so many blog posts on the lush product! i def have to try it out. cute blog :)

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blaise.dyer said...

I waaaaaant that frog boxx :) Lush stuff really hurts my skin as im sooo sensitiveeeeee but this is a good post :)


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Lacey said...

I really want that lunch box! proper cute :)
LaceyLoves

Astifa Kazmi said...

so nice

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Nicola said...

Fab products i love Lush!

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alice k said...

loving this post! i'm a paperchase addict! xo

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Shari said...

Looove your blog! Beautiful photos!!

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Shari

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Nattali said...

I absolutely love all of this, such amazing products, good picks from Lush!

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Hannah Rebekah Campbell said...

Lush brightens up my day... you should visit a store, they smell amazing!!


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lola said...

I think I should go to lush right now! Haven't been there for a while..., yes, I remember those photos, that was a great edition of Love magazine, x

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i love topshop cosmetics!!

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Celina said...

I want to try Ocean Salt but sometimes I react to LUSH products. :S

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