ASOS Wish List

One thing I love to do when insomnia hits is online shopping. It doesn’t help that I stare endlessly into my bright phone screen when I need to go to sleep – and it’s definitely not so good on my bank balance either! But ASOS is my go-to app on my phone when boredom strikes.

Recently I have been struggling with what to wear, not just to work, but even on the weekends and quite frankly it’s just not cool – Is anyone else in a style rut? My wardrobe is a shambles at the moment. I have a very outgoing personality, however, my clothes don’t really reflect that. I’m starting to feel as though I need some friends who are stylists, as I obviously don’t know how to dress!

I’m guilty of buying clothes for a specific occasion and never wearing them again, so, after one to many times my wardrobe has made me late to work, I’m deciding to consciously buy clothing items, which will help me save money in the long run and help me pick out a stylish, somewhat trendy outfit for every day life, more easily.

My wardrobe is in dire need of a revamp, and as Spring is literally round the corner, I decided to build a ASOS wish list filled with timeless pieces and a few statement threads that I know can be styled with other already existing pieces in my wardrobe.

I currently live in jeans and anything black or grey 24/7, so I’m hoping to wear a bit more colour throughout Spring, I’ve got a strange obsession with pink at the moment too, and I say strange because I don’t view myself as a girly girl, but pink hues at the moment are EVERYTHING to me… anyway, here’s what I’ve been lusting after.

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I’m a simple kind of gal as you can probably tell from my wish list, but I do love a splash of colour now and again, so let me know if you have any pieces you would recommend, also what’s your favourite store? I feel like I live in anything ASOS/ Topshop – it’s just the easiest option X

MINI Lush Haul

Like many other beauty bloggers I’m a huge fan of Lush. I don’t often take baths – I’m more of a shower kind of girl, but when I do a gorgeous bath bomb is what I like to reach for, and Lush caters for just that, however, during my recent trip I picked up some goodies!

A few days ago, I headed into my local shopping centre for a little treat, I just felt that I needed some TLC and some ME time.

After a bit of aimless roaming, I passed Lush and the sweet scents caught me, I had to turn back.

I ended up spending a good hour and a half in store, with the loveliest Customer Assistant. It was her last day in store, but she made it so memorable for me. She spent so much time answering my questions, demonstrating new products on my skin, she was brilliant – I just love when I have a lovely in store experience, it really does make me wana SPEND!

When I entered, I knew I was in need of some hand cream. This time of year really tends to cause havoc for my skin,  not juts my face, but my hands and I hate having dry hands – its the absolute worst. I go through about 2 hand creams a month which is quite ridiculous, so I thought I’d see what lush had to offer. I began trying different creams and instantly knew I needed Helping Hand. This cream quickly sinks in and caters to hands that are always in sinks – even though my hands aren’t always in water, they feel like they are, so I felt like it was an obvious choice for me.

Packed with almond oil, cocoa butter and camomile, this cream really tackles the dry crusty areas, you know the bits in between the fingers and aims to soothe them, really moisturising, without leaving my hands oily or greasy – Instant Buy.

After trying it myself the lady in Lush came over, so I explained my dry hand woes and she took me over to the sink to really demonstrate how it worked.

She handed me this Blue salt scrub aka Rub Rub Rub, which I rubbed all over my hands. As I started to wash off the scrub under the tap, I could instantly feel the difference. My hands felt like butter! My hands have never felt like butter!

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Another item added to the basket… sorry, but not really that sorry.

The lady then advised me to dab the excess water off my hand, so my hands retained a good amount of moisture, without too much excess. On one hand she gave me the Helping Hand hand cream, which felt oh soooo good. She left the other hand dry while she went to get another product.

Now, you may think I’m exaggerating, but if I leave my hands a second without creaming them after they’ve been in water my skin gets ashy and uncomfortably tight almost instantly, but after using Rub Rub Rub I genuinely felt moisturised.

When she returned, she came back with a body conditioner – Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. This is heaven scent -like the play on words? Ha. It smells beautiful. Like roses and honey. She advised to put this on while in the shower and wash off, so it doesn’t leave a greasy residue – perfect when I’m running late to work.

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After bagging 3 items I continued to roam around their cosmetics section, which I never knew they had, did you?

I was drawn to all their facial cleansers, but my purse was crying at this point but the lady was kind enough to give me a sample of Ultra Bland a gentle yet thorough cleanser which she recommended after I raved about Body Shop’s Camomile cleanser – and to be completely honest this works just as well and smells amazing, so i’ll definitely have to purchase next time.

We began just talking about makeup products… as you do, and I told her I use MAC’s strobe cream. After a little search she came back with Feeling Younger – what I feel is a more pigmented highlighter for darker skin tones – read my review.

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After bagging a more than a few new items, I just knew I couldn’t leave without a bath treat, so I picked up their new Flowering Tea – a jasmine scented bath dunk… to subside my tea craving I was having by this point. I haven’t used it yet, but it looked great after a demonstration and it has glitter… how could I say no?

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This was one of the best Lush experiences I’ve ever had, and really cannot wait to go back.

What Lush products have you been enjoying, or are there any you recommend? I would love to know x