I decided to share with you guys my secret of how I beat the Saturday blues. The point when you realize the party’s over and the work week awaits. I used to spend my Saturday pretending tomorrow isn’t happening and misery isn’t coming but then I realized my Saturday night ritual could use a little makeover. I decided to stop spending the night wishing for the weekend to rewind it self and just fill myself with positive and relaxed feelings. What’s the best way to do that? A pamper evening of course.
Surely after becoming a lushi the products I’ll be using for my bath are by lush. This Saturday I started by crumbling “Sunnyside” bubble bar which is perfect for grey days when you wish for a bit of sparkle in your life. After the tub has been filled with bubbly golden water, I dropped the “Phoenix Rising” bath bomb which will leave the tub tinted purple with more golden sparkles.
I’ve used the Sunnyside previously without the bomb and I’ve actually found it more relaxing and calming on its own. I did not love the combination I created although the scents did seem somewhat similar. I have to say I wouldn’t be using Phoenix rising again. When I read the reviews about the sunnyside a lot of people complained about it staining the tub and also their bodies with gold glitter, I did not experience any of that, the tub was a bit goldish, but with a spray of water it was gone and in case of my body it was glowing naturally nothing too sparkly.
You can’t walk into your bath without lighting some candles first. I’ve used English Lavender by Waitrose. I was surprised to have found heavenly scented candles at a grocery store when I was shopping for candy! I absolutely LOVE this candle.
It’s not just my body that needs to lose the tension, it’s my hair too. It needs to lose all the tangling and all the split ends, for that I used “Macadamia Natural Oil Deep repair masque.” I started using this recently and I’m loving it, it smells great and smooths wonderfully.
It’s finally the “What’s in my bag” blogpost that you guys wanted to see. The reason I did not do one earlier is because I’m the kind of person that would go out with an empty bag. I’m not even exaggerating, I’d literately just go out with a bag that contains absolutely nothing. Not even my phone *because it’s always out of charge*. Nevertheless, there would be those rare moments where I would actually carry tangible items in my bag and today was one of those moments so I thought to myself I should finally do the post!
What’s in my cosmetic bag: Laura Mercier silk creme foundation, MAC 130 brush, Inglot lipstick palette, Giorgio Armani eyes to kill mascara, Maybelline dream lumi touch concealer, Hand Maid by Soap and Glory, A super old Hello kitty mirror that is not even mine *I stole it from my sister* hehe. I had few nail polishes because I have a two hour long break and I thought I’d color my nails. I couldn’t pick what color I wanted at home so I just packed them all: Tomford in Smoke Red. Essie in Hot Coco. Topshop Nails in Big Smoke.
Let me know if you would like to see “What’s in my bag” regularly xo.
Few people have asked if I have ever tried drugstore makeup and my answer is always “No” so I thought I’d change the answer to something else..
I really like trying on new foundations and I have heard so many good things about the Revlon Colorstay foundation so I thought I’d give it a try. I wouldn’t say it’s the best foundation but it’s pretty good, I liked it’s texture the only thing is it does not stay as long but that’s probably because I picked up the normal/dry skin one instead of oily/combination skin which is my fault not the foundation’s fault. But overall I’d say it’s good not great.
I also picked up the Maybelline Dream Lumi touch highlighting concealer the first time I applied it, I did not like it at all and the second time I kinda felt a little bit better about it.. so I’m not really sure how I feel about it quite yet.
Collection 2000 Lasting perfection concealer. I absolutely love this! It conceales pretty well yes but I also love it for another reason. I don’t tweeze my eyebrows, I bleach them so sometimes I’m left with little brand new hairs and they usually bother me SO MUCH this was the perfect solution for it I would just apply a little bit under the peak of my eyebrow where they usually appear and it will hide them like magic and actually prefect the shape of my eyebrow. I don’t use it as my main concealer because I love mine more but I do use it daily for my eyebrows.
I got maybelline Flared mascara and Cat eyes mascara. I LOVED that flared mascara so much! it does not smudge at all which is a huge appreciation and most mascaras give me a headache -yup it’s pretty weird I’m pretty sure i’m the only one who gets mascara headaches- this one is too light that it doesn’t give me on. on the other hand I hated the cat eyes it’s the exact opposite too heavy on the lashes and smudges like crazy
..In more depth and details the reason why we went to Notting Hill in the first place was the french restaurant “Beach Blanket Babylon.” If you personally know me or an old follower of my blog then you’ll know how much I LOVE European -more specifically- french furniture and BBB gives the feeling of a luxurious Château.
Unfortunately the timing of the restaurants here is pretty frustrating, lunch ends at three and dinner starts at six and we were there 3:30 therefore we did not make it to lunch, so we just sat down for drinks instead. Because the place was so beautiful I wanted to try the food and also it’s pretty far from our apartment, we decided we’d shop until dinner to not miss the chance of having delicious food. And I’m so glad we did, I found so many AMAZING stores that had edgy clothes, beautiful furniture and cute pet stores.
And of course when there is Diptyque, there’s a candle purchase. Their scents are so unique and divine. I got the limited edition Rose Duet that was recently launched which combines two layers of Roses and Baies, the scent takes you to a garden of delights..
After the very long walk we took, we were finally back at BBB for a lovely dinner by the fire and the food was deliciously worth it
I’m in London so I guess you know what that means, it means blogging non stop! There is just so much here to talk about..
What I love about London is that there’s always something new, there’s always a new street, new shop or a little cafe added on the corner. Yesterday I’ve been to Notting Hill for the first time which is crazy! How did I not know about matchesfashion and Brissi. The street is filled with irregular stores that you just don’t see on every corner and that’s kinda nice, for a change you won’t see H&M after every two steps you take. An addition to irregularity I loved that they were taking extreme care of their shop windows everything is displayed beautifully with so much color!