I have always been a fan of dark and spooky photography, so last month I got to shoot with DASKA Photography and channeled my inner witch. I’m in love with my makeup (even if I do say so myself !) I did for these photos, I used my Naked Smoky palette from Urban Decay, along with a black Kajal eyeliner on the lips. Although after these photos I think I need to get my hands on Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the colour Witches!
Everything I’m wearing is from Shein, a black crisscross bodysuit underneath and a black lace beach dress over the top. I love how these looked together and although it’s probably not suitable for everyday wear, It’s perfect for Halloween !
So a few months ago I received an email from Spirithoods saying that the Direwolf shawl was in stock. After hesitating about spending quite a lot of money on something so quickly for a total of one day, I ordered this beautiful hood from their website. Despite the fact that the shipping to France isn’t the cheapest, and with all the import tax what hurt a bit, This accessory is so so perfect. My first reaction was to how soft it is. Not to forget how well made and luxurious it feels on. I do not regret one bit this purchase.
I paired this hood with this caged dress from Boohoo.com and a black skirt I bought from ebay a while ago to make this outfit a bit less formal. Also I would like to thank Pablo Delacour for these photos !
When it comes to my skin care routine, Lush is a strong leader with the products I use. Back in summer 2015, my skin decided to break out in the worst way possible. Not being used to this as I usually suffer from really dry skin, I tried out every product from the supermarket possible. Surprise, surprise, the products that claim to remove all imperfections from your face within a few hours did nothing positive, if anything it irritated my skin even more. I even splashed out and went to sephora to buy their face cleansing kits and all new make up. Once again, none of this helped.
So one fine day while I was still living in Paris (another story for another day), I thought I’d give Lush a go. For those not familiar with Lush, it’s an amazing shop where they sell fresh and handmade cosmetics, from face scrubs to foot creams they have it all. Also the fact that their products are vegan and cruelty free was a big selling point for me as well. After smelling all their skin products and talking to the lovely employees about what is best for me, I finally decided to try the Mask of Magnaminty. I used this two to three times a week and it calmed my skin so so much. Amazed by the results of just using the mask, I went back a few weeks later and bought a tub of Ocean Salt and Let The Good Times Roll, along with Grease Lightning spot treatment. After all these years of changing skin products every so many weeks, I’ve finally stuck with the same few products for over a year now, and I thought I should share them with you!
First things first, Ocean Salt face exfoliator is by far the best smelling product from Lush in my opinion. I love the smell and feeling it gives my skin just after using it, the mix of citrus and sea salt makes it feel like a summers day every day. Scrubbing my face with this after taking my makeup off (with coconut oil), makes my skin feel so clean and fresh. I usually use this twice a day with a tiny bit of product in the morning and evening. Definitely a gem.
I’ve used a few different skin cleansers from Lush in the past year, my favourites being Let The Good Times Roll, Angels On Bare Skin and now I’ve moved onto Herbalism which I’m starting to really love. The anti-inflammatory benefits of the rosemary have really made a difference to my skin. Lush is really great for their skin cleansers and I’m a big fan!
Being the first product I bought from Lush, I obviously have a weak spot for the Mask of Magnaminty. I’ve gone through three tubs of this product already (The large ones as well!). For me this mask really saved my skin after all the different products I used on my skin to try and calm it. I use this two to three times a week, maybe more if my skin gets bad.
Last but not least is Grease Lightning spot gel. When I heard that tea tree water/gel helped with redness and spots, I immediately looked at Lush for their tea tree products. I tried this and applied it to spots just before going to bed and noticed a pretty big difference the morning after. Ok, it’s not the « magical » spot clearing gels that many other brands claim to be. But it definitely faded the redness and the size of the spot overnight. I use this every night after washing my face.
I hope this blog post is useful for anyone with the same problems as me, or just for anyone interested in getting started with Lush products! Let me know in the comments below what your favourite Lush products are!