I grabbed the Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick months ago in duty free. It was only around £6 and I fell in love with the caramel colour instantly. I'd been after a light pink lipstick for a while and this little beauty ticked all the boxes. I'd never tried any of the Colour Sensational lipsticks before so I didn't really know what to expect but for just over a fiver I was willing to give it a go. 

So what did I think of the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in beautiful Ice Caramel?

A flatlay image showing the Maybelline Lipstick inside its caramel tinted case

The colour is actually a pinky brown shade, similar to Velvet Teddy but not quite as nude and it's not a matte lipstick either. Although it's not matte, it isn't very glossy which I love as I don't like super shiny lips, but it does apply really smoothly. 

Although I really like it I don't think the staying power is amazing and I do need to reapply every few hours but it does last a lot longer than some of my cheaper lipsticks. Its doesn't having anything on the staying power of my Mac lipsticks but I'm still pretty happy with it as I don't mind reapplying every now and then.

Showing the bottom of the Maybelline lipstick tube to reveal the products details
Another flatlay image showing the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick lying flat with the lid off to reveal the caramel coloured product

This has been one of my favorite lipsticks over the last few months as I love the colour and the texture and I think the shade really suits my skin tone. This was the lipstick I chose to wear in my 'Get ready with me' video may back in July. Although I love it, I do think it's more of a spring/ summer colour so I'll probably be retiring for the winter months.

Overall I've really enjoyed wearing it as I think it's a very versatile shade that I've worn day or night. For the price I paid I couldn't be happier and I'll probably be investing in some more lipsticks from the Colour Sensational range as I'm quite impressed so far.

Have you tried this shade or others similar? What did you think?

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So last time we were in London me and Sean really wanted to go out for a proper meal. We usually end up in Weatherspoons or run out of time and have to grab a maccies on our way home, but this time we made sure we ate somewhere nice. Well where better to go than a Forrest Gump themed restaurant?!

Bubba Bumps is actually a sea food restaurant that specializes in shrimp dishes (obviously). Me and Sean don't actually like shrimp or any sea food for that matter but we do like Forrest Gump and we really wanted to eat here.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
13 Coventry Street 
W1D 7Ab

A sign that reads' Run Forrest Run'
Looking at the menus at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
A closer look at the menus

On arrival we were promptly seated and told to flip over the 'Run Forest Run' sign to 'Stop Forest Stop' when we were ready or order. We'd looked at the menu beforehand so didn't take all that long in deciding what to eat. We each opted for the All American Burger with extra cheese BBQ sauce and onions although I was tempted by the Cajun Chicken Sandwich. 

When our food arrived it didn't look that big and while the presentation was good I wasn't impressed. Well I don't know what I was looking at because neither of us could finish our meals there was just that much! It was pretty good too, although the burger patty itself wasn't the best I've ever had. The onions where probably the tastiest part of the meal and the fries were also really nice.

A close up shot of the strawberry lemonade drinks we ordered
Our meals and drinks at Bubba Gump Shrimp co

For our drinks we also chose the same, opting for 2 strawberry speckled lemonades. Again I wasn't massively impressed, partly because the strawberries in the drinks were a little squishy and huge chunks kept floating up our straws which made it pretty hard to drink.

Overall I thought it was just okay. The theme and the decorations in the restaurant were really good and if you really like the Forest Gump film you'll be thrilled to hear its played on repeat in the bar. Although I loved the theme and the atmosphere and I thought the portions were pretty good that's about it. I didn't think all that much of the food which was a shame, but I guess that's what happens when you order a burger in a seafood restaurant.

Have you ever been to Bubba Gumps in London? What did you think?

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Just a really quick post today about a product I'm absolutely loving right now! Way back in August when I was treated to a gorgeous hotel room for my birthday, I may have stolen a load of mini toiletries. Okay so I did definitely steal them, but it was well worth it - these Arran Aromatics bath gels smell unreal and I wasn't going home without them!


I picked up a load of mini Arran Aromatics Lavender & Tea Tree Shower Gels because I enjoyed bathing with it so much in our hotel. I know you can buy full sized versions of these on their website so I thought they were worth writing about in case anyone was thinking of purchasing them.

So I'm going to start with their scent. You all probably know by now just how much I love pretty smelling products. If I use it chances are it smells amazing and that's exactly the case with these little beauties. They smell incredible and even more so when poured into a steaming hot bath. For anyone whos into strong floral scents these are definitely a must have.

Pouring a bottle of Arran Aromatics Lavender & tea gel into the bath

Another good point is how much they bubble up. For such a small products you get a hell of a lot of bubbles out of it, although I always use about 2 minis per bath as I want a boat load of bubbles when I'm relaxing. Some would say that's excessive, but if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right! Right?

The last thing I want to mention is that they seem to be pretty good with sensitive skin. I suffer quite badly with eczema on various parts of my body and some bubble baths and shower gels can make this flair up. Well I've used these several times now and so far I haven't had any problems with it so that's always a good sign.

the bubbles in the bubble bath

I'm still working my way through my miniatures but I'm sure when I run out of those I'll be popping the full sized version on my Christmas list!

Have you tried any of the Arran Aromatics range out? If not, why not? This stuff smells bloody amazing!

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I feel like I spend half of my life on the Megabus going to London lately. Every other week me and Sean seem to be heading down to the city for one reason or another (usually shopping) and I always take a tonne of photos while I'm there. These are a few pictures I took at the end of August and although they are quite old now I really liked them so I wanted to share them here.

Here's what we got up to in Camden...

Sign for the Stables Market in Camden
Inside one of the covered market areas in Camden. Vintage lampshades can be seen hanging from the ceiling
Sign for Ghetto Grillz in Camden
A large blue sign saying welcome to Camden Lock
A piece of street art spray painted on to the floor, it reads - Stop here appreciate life for one minute and smile
One of the many decorated shop fronts in Camden Town
Two glass tea pots filled with red herbal tea
Looking down over Camden Lock
Camden Town Tube Station entrance

We decided to head into Camden for a bit of grub as they have the most amazing variety of food stalls and I also wanted to have a wander around the vintage shops. I had images in my head of a us sitting by the canal enjoying a nice relaxing meal before heading into the chaos that is central London. Well what we actually experienced couldn't have been further from that as I've never seen Camden so busy in all my life. Although I seemed to have captured a more calm Camden in the pictures, what you cant see is the hundreds of tourists milling around and angry locals trying to push past them. 

Don't get me wrong, I love Camden, its such a unique photogenic part of London that I try to visit every time I'm in the area, I must have just gone on a bad day.

Me and Sean quickly hunted down our ideal meal and set off to find a spot by the canal with our huge Polish sausage hot dogs which were delicious. We didn't hang around too long after this as is was just too busy but I know we will be back in Camden Town soon just to get another taste of those incredible hot dogs! 

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Early last month I visited the beautiful new Oxford Street Lush store. I had a strict budget as I'd only just got back from Amsterdam and payday seem so far away so I just picked up a few items. As always when I visit any Lush store I headed straight to the bath bomb area which is why most of the products in this little Lush haul are bath products!

Here's what I picked up in my mini Lush haul...

a flatlay image showing all of the lush products in the mini haul
a close up photo of the golden handshake which is a hard chunk of product on a wooden stick

1. Monsier Gustave Bath Oil - This little cutie was only £2 and I thought it was a great cheaper alternative to the bath bombs. It is very small but It smelt amazing and it was a lovely glittery purple colour so I had to pick it up. 

2. Golden Handshake - I'd never seen anything like this before and having super dry hands like I do I really wanted to try it out. You stir this little product around in a large bowl of hot water until it turns into a thick cream. You then sock your hands in it to leave them feeling super soft. This treatment costs £2.95 which I didn't think was too bad.

a close up shot of the purple bath oil ball
a close up shot of the Milky Bar bubble bar which is a solid chunk of product in the shape of a traditional milk bottle

3. I Am A Radiant Being Bath Oil - This is very similar to the first product only its pink and star shaped. I picked this up at the till like the little impulse buyer I am. It was only £2 and again it smelt really good. This product contains Geranium, Rose and Lemon oils so if you're into your sweet floral smells this is definitely the product for you!

4. Milky Bar Bubble Bar - So I cheated a bit with this one. I actually bought it back from Amsterdam with me as I didn't know when I would be able to get one again so I thought I'd just throw in into this haul. The label is all in dutch so I don't actually know what's in it but I do know that it smells pretty and being a bubble bar I will probably get a couple uses out of it!

Have you tried any of these Lush products before? I've love to hear what you thought about them! Let me know in the comments below or we could have a chat over on Twitter!

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This month it was pretty hard to narrow down all of my new products to just four. I was lucky enough to have received a lot of new products for my birthday and I was given a goodie bag full of treats at the Pegasus Beauty Showcase, so I had a lot to try out. 

Here are my September beauty favourites...


Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation - This was actually given to me when I attended the Pegasus event last month and it's been my 'go to' foundation ever since. For the last couple of years I haven't really worn anything other then BB cream so I was a bit dubious about wearing this foundation, especially as it was on the cheaper side. I honestly don't know what I was worried about as its a really good match to my skin and it doesn't feel greasy at all on my face. I think it retails at around £5 so for a product of this size I think its an absolute bargain!


Mac Matte Lipstick in shade Men Love Mystery - I picked this little beauty up in the airport on the way to Amsterdam in August and I've gotten a fair bit of use out of it so far. Although it's not an everyday lipstick I do love wearing it especially when my hair is looking really purple. The colour lasts all day and even after I've eaten it still looks pretty vivid. Even though its a matte lipstick it doesn't leave my lips looking or feeling dry which is always a worry when buying non shiny lipsticks. If you are looking for something a bit different I would definitely recommend this lippy which retails at around £15 in regular stores or £12 in duty free.


Knight & Wilson Colour Freedom in Mystic Purple - You might have noticed my hair has had a pinky purple tint to it over the last few weeks and that would be down to this product. I'm pretty sure its a new product as I'd never seen it in superdrug before but after using it a couple of times I've already repurchased another one. It retails at around £5 which isn't bad at all for a tube this size and honestly the colour sticks around for quite a long time too. I tend to mix this with a blue die to get a more lilac colour and I love the results.


Benefit Roller Lash - I'm sure you're all sick of seeing this but it's by far the best mascara I have ever used and I had a new one for my birthday. It sells for around £20 which I think is pretty expensive but its so worth it. I've never known a mascara give me such long full lashes so I don't really mind forking out for it. I do think it's pretty hard to wipe away though so investing in a good makeup remover is necessary if you're thinking of buying it. Even though it's quite a pricey product I couldn't recommend it enough and I'm sure I will buy it again when I finish this tube.

So those were last months favorites! Let me know what you've been loving lately in the comments!

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