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Last week thanks to the amazing being who is Megan I was lucky enough to be able to attend Lush Belfast’s first ever blogger event. Now unless you were born under a rock and don’t know who or what Lush is I am going to presume that we are all aware of LushLush has been easily one of my favourite shops since I was a kid, I remember saving my pocket money to go in and get a couple of bath bombs and even now at 23 years old I love nothing more than treating myself to a Lush bath after a long day at work. So I was so incredibly excited to be able to go and find out more behind the brand.

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#SQUADGOALS aka the Fab Lush Belfast staff. The staff on the night were amazing and talked us through all of the products and how to properly use each item. That’s one thing I have always loved about the in store experience from Lush the staff everywhere I have been are just so helpful and friendly.

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Definitely my favourite part of the night was getting to actually make up our own batch of my all time favourite Lush product, Angels on bare skin cleanser. I have used it for years as I find it works brilliantly on my very sensitive skin. What I loved was just how few products were used to make the cleanser and you got to see exactly what goes into it, no nasty chemical rubbish the ingredients are all fresh!

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We also got to be some of the first people to see the new Fathers day range which launched in store the next day! The smugglers soul face scrub is my highlight from the range, makes my skin feel incredible. We also got to see the Lava Lamp bath bomb launch, very citrus inspired smell which is perfect for the Spring time!

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Another Lovely part of the night was getting to meet alot of new faces ( new to me but believe me they are all blogger pros!) I have to give an extra special shout-out to Sera from Style guide Blog who I have been chatting to online for years and haven’t met until now! You know when you just feel like you have always known someone well I feel like I have always known Sera and was so so happy to final get to meet her.

Find all the girlies blogs here:

Sera- Styleguideblog

Alison-Passionsandpreening

Gill- Eyelinerflicks

Bex- Faeriwood

Victoria- Dottydiamongblog

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Bomber jacket– NEW LOOK CURVES

Bardot top– EVANS

Floral Jeans– ASOS CURVE

A HUGE thank you to the lovelies at Lush for being so generous and helpful on the night! I had so much fun playing in the shop after hours and getting an up-close and personal view of all the lovely products in store.

Until next time…T-j

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Beauty Minute: Natural Collection Lipsticks

Beauty, Fashion, Gingersnapsvintage, Haul, inspirations, Make-up

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So I decided to keep things short and sweet today, I wanted to talk to you guys about my latest beauty obsession, natural collection. I am still remembering being about 14 and using my pocket money to buy natural collection eyeliners and eye shadows because at the time it was all I could afford. Fast forward several years and I cant remember exactly who but I watched a video where someone was praising natural collections range of brown toned lipsticks and not being one to want to invest big money into beauty trends I thought these were the perfect way to do it.

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The four colours I have picked up are:

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Heather- a very shimmery light brown which when applied is more subtle a brown hue than the other colours.

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Biscuit- a your lips but better light browny nude pink shade

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Cedar-  a medium brown tone, great if you are a bit scared to go all out brown with your lip colour

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Hazelnut- my personal favourite a very true orange tone brown shade which I love against my hair colour at the minute

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Cedar on the lips 

Overall I am really impressed with these lip colours for the bargain price of £1.99 each they are a great way to try brown lipsticks without having to pay alot of money incase you don’t like the look on you. They are not the most long lasting colours however I put one coat of Lipcote over the top and they then last at least 6 hours or more without any fade or change in colour. I would definitely recommend that if you are wanting to try a brown tone colour.

Hope you guys found this a little bit helpful

Until  next time…T-J xo

Bye bye Summer, I have Fall-en for another

Beauty, Fashion, Haul, Plus size, Shopping, Wishlist

I admit defeat, I was wrong I tried to hold on to summer. I like the rest of Northern Ireland have been clasping onto the idea that we would get a second wind of summer but alas one week before the start of September I will admit defeat. However despite being in a certain degree of mourning for the loss of summer I am getting so excited for Fall and Winter. I have a slight obsession with layering and scarves not helped at all by the fact the in work at the minute we are getting all our big deliveries of fall and winter goodies ( I work in a clothing and accessory shop) I have already bought myself three new incredible blanket scarves in the last couple of weeks alone!

Now myself and the rest of Northern Ireland will be packing away summer in the next few weeks and bringing down the winter woollies, I already have my gorgeous wool coats of out storage.  Going through my wardrobe I have noticed a few gaps for key pieces that would work right the way through the winter, so I decided to have a look online at some of my favourite stores to find some new wardrobe updates. Another factor in influencing this move was attending the Belfast Fashion Week launch event last Thursday.

 

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The event was held in the Life church venue in town, probably one of the coolest venues I have seen used for BFW, we where talked through some of the key looks as well as the full running order for fashion week, I am so excited to get to see all the looks pulled together in the upcoming months!

So after this my fate was sealed and I dived head first into online “window” shopping for some new wardrobe updates.

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Probably already a staple in most peoples wardrobes I have been after a leather jacket for probably the last couple of years at least, one of my favourites that I have come across is this ASOS curve textured version that can be found here:  http://www.asos.com/ASOS-Curve/ASOS-CURVE-Biker-With-Zip-Detail/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4084090

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Sticking to the layering idea another piece which I have seen become a huge trend is the long line or maxi cardigan. This is a great layering piece and would look just as well under the leather jacket as it would teamed with a duster coat: http://www.asos.com/ASOS-Curve/ASOS-CURVE-Exclusive-Maxi-Cardigan-In-Jersey/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4519036&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Black

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These New Look joggers available in Black and Leopard are another great way to do a relaxed sports luxxe look: http://www.asos.com/New-Look-Inspire/New-Look-Inspire-Animal-Print-Jogger/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4360402&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Multi

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These Evans statement trousers are probably one of my favourite things I have discovered the monochrome colour scheme keeps them from being too much for the colder months but still when your buried under a giant scarf and coat combo they would add a fashiony edge: http://www.evans.co.uk/en/evuk/product/clothing-250468/view-all-clothing-1880780/evans-black-white-aztec-jersey-trouser-3248678?bi=1&ps=200

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And to finish the looks I found New Look who are one of my favourite high street shoe retailers for their super speedy takes on expensive shoes have copied the Nike Roshe Runs for only £19.99 http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/black-textured-trainers-_321420001

As you can see I focused on trousers and jackets because you will be hidden under so many layers that tops wont be seen

What are you guys looking to add to your Autumn Wardrobes, let me know in the comments!

Tj xo