Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Friday, 24 October 2014
Isn't the Butterbear cute? that was my excuse for the purchase anyway, as well as the £1.95 price tag. The Butterbear is somewhat of a skin softening and nourishing bath bomb as it is infused with fairtrade colombian cocoa butter. I can't wait to pop this in the bath for an enjoyable, relaxing experience.
The Candy Mountain bubble bar is another sweet smelling, candy scented product that I couldn't resist purchasing. I was mainly drawn in by the cute, pink, glittery design but even more so when I had noticed that it was infused with fairtrade vanilla which is a scent I really enjoy.
I purely bought the Granny Takes a Dip bath bomb due to the beautiful array of rainbow colours it produces when popped into the water. I love the excitement of water changing colour as crazy as that may sound so it's hardly surprising that I purchased it.
The Snow Fairy shower gel is highly raved about and popular, especially at this time of the year. It's the most beautiful, sweet smelling scent but I don't think I could use it repeatedly every day as it's quite overwhelming. It actually reminds me of my Lush Bubblegum scrub which I absolutely adore.
Last but not least is the most 'christmassy' of them all, the Luxury Lush Pud. Another bath bomb that's guaranteed to make you squeal with excitement with it's variety of beautiful colours it produces in the pink water.
I am yet to try them all out but for the time being I am saving them all up to use when I move out into my own place in a few weeks time. If you'd like to hear my thoughts on them I'll be sure to pop up a review on them once I've tried and tested.
Have you purchased from Lush recently?
Thursday, 23 October 2014
First up is the Benefit Candy Coated Countdown Advent Calendar, full to the brim with 24 mini beauty treats, including skincare, the very popular Porefessional primer, a few random non-beauty treasures and more! Costing £60.00, it's quite expensive but I think it's great value for money. With the sample sized products, you're able to try before you buy the full size. Winner! On the negative side, this advent calendar is out of stock on the Benefit website and I am yet to see one in store so perhaps they've sold out already. Surprising? I think not. It sold out pretty quickly last year too.
Next is one beauty calendar that really takes my fancy, the Bodyshop 24 Days of Joy Beauty Advent Calendar. Behind every single door you'll find a surprising treat, some of which are Bodyshops bestselling skincare and bodycare with a nail product and a sample sized fragrance(or two) thrown into the mix. The Bodyshop have revealed the beauty treats on their website(don't read if you don't want to spoil the surprise). I have to say there are some pretty great products in this advent calendar and you really will be surprised at every single product you receive on the countdown to Christmas. Call this an early Christmas gift? At £50 I don't think I could resist any longer.
A new Beauty Calendar this year is the Boots No7 25 Days of Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar. Not yet released in store or online as of yet but instead of 24 days of treats like most beauty calendars, there's 25. In this calendar you can receive anything from a pretty polish to skincare. As far as I'm aware this will be selling for £35 on the 29th October. If you're interested in making a purchase I highly suggest you sign up to the waiting list and purchase quickly.
An extremely expensive Beauty Calendar that I have come across this year is the Jo Malone London Christmas Advent Calendar. This is guaranteed to get your hearts pounding and your palms sweaty, especially with the £250 price tag but that's to be expected. It looks highly luxurious and I'm sure you won't feel disappointed. If you're interested in purchasing the Jo Malone Advent Calander it's available to purchase now from Harrods.
If you're a nail polish fanatic then the Ciate Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar is for you. Behind each door there are 15 paint pots, 8 effects and 1 generous full sized polish too. Isn't it pretty and well designed? It's available to buy now from Selfridges or Ciate for £49.00.
Another favourite of mine is the Yankee Candle Advent Calendar. Every single day on the countdown to Christmas you will receive a surprise tealight candle behind each door which come in 6 different scents, one of which is my favourite Christmas scents, Christmas Cookie. It's currently sold out on the Yankee Candle website but I'm pretty sure I spotted it in stock at my local Clinton Cards a few days ago so if you're looking to purchase this I highly recommend you check your local Clintons store. At £21.99 you can't go wrong. Not necessarily a bargain, but a great advent calendar nonetheless, especially for all of you candle lovers out there like myself.
Admittedly L'occitane is a brand that I haven't had any experience with whatsoever. Howevever, the L'occitane Advent Calendar looks extremely tempting, giving you great value for your money with generous sized mini products behind every door but unlike other advent calendars, this one contains 13 gifts instead of 24 or 25. The L'occitane Advent Calendar will be available from L'occitane from the 3rd November.
Are you a fan of Elemis skincare? then you'll be thrilled to learn that Elemis has released the 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. In this advent calendar you will receive 12 skincare gifts such as Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Treat your Feet Foot Cream, Payapa Enzyme Peel and more.
Last but not least is the Selfridges Advent Calendar, evoked with a spell book design, this calendar is completely filled with 24 products from some of Selfridges most popular beauty brands, from Yves Saint Laurent to Kiehls to Lancome. Unfortunately, as I suspected, this sold out almost instantly upon it's release.
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
My very first blog post was actually published on 22nd September 2013 and it was actually my very first review post too, about the Real Techniques Expert Brush(see here). Although I'm not entirely pleased with some of the posts I have produced during the start of my blog, I don't want to delete them as it makes me so proud to see just how far I have come in terms of my blog.
I really believe over the course of the last year or so I have gained in confidence and improved so much with my blog. It must have took a good year or so before September last year to finally get the confidence and take the push to get Beauty Division up and running.
In the beginning I was put down when I started blogging and I was actually going to quit, but why quit something you took so long to build up to create and you love? No, I wasn't going to listen to anyone's comments and 1 year later Beauty Division is still here.
I know I've not been the regular poster that I once was but I'm hoping to change that over the next few months. Admittedly it will be much more difficult once my little boy's born but I'll never give this little blog up. It's my little corner of the internet where I can talk about anything I wish with others that share the same interests.
I appreciate every single person that takes their time to read my blog posts and follows me on my beautiful Pregnancy Journey. It's been a great year, over the next year or so I hope to break more out of my shell and hopefully meet new people and become more active here on the blog.
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Saturday, 4 October 2014
I have been feeling a lot better in myself recently, the tummy aches and headaches have completely disappeared and the 'night sickness' I was suffering from is still very much there but it only comes back occasionally. My appetite has got so much bigger, I have found myself snacking and craving for scotch eggs and crumpets recently. I have also reduced my intake of fizzy drinks as my dietician advised me to do to help me gain more weight so I am now drinking as much squash, juice and milkshake as possible to help me gain the pounds.
Why do I have to see a dietician? Well, when I had my appointment for my first scan I was told I had to be referred to a dietician due to my BMI being quite worrying, at 14.5 it's classed as underweight. It didn't come as a surprise to me as I have always been quite thin, having a fast metabolism I have always been unable to put on a huge amount of weight, always staying between 7-7 and a half stone since the age of 13 at least, maybe younger. Since my referral I have had 2 appointments with the dietician and I was discharged after the second appointment due to putting on a good 13 pounds after 6 weeks which is a huge achievement for me and I am so happy I'm gaining the weight.
Last week I also had my midwife appointment, me and my partner heard our baby boys hearbeat out loud on the monitor which made me a little emotional. The midwife also had a little feel around for the baby and she said he is growing perfectly which is such a relief to hear.
The babys movements are becoming more routine now I have noticed, he's always wriggling, flipping and moving around more frequently, during the morning, sometimes while I'm eating and especially in the evening before and while I am sleeping. Me, my mum and my partner Josh have also witnessed the baby moving around, it's such a strange but amazing thing to see and feel.
As for baby shopping, well I haven't been able to hold back. I have managed to fill up a big box full with clothing and nearly filled up another. Whenever it's payday it's straight online or to the shops to have a browse around. My favourite place at the moment for bargain baby buys is Sainsburys, as I mentioned on my last pregnancy update(see here), they have a great variety of clothing from their range 'TU' which is always on offer for half price or on the sales racks. I am also really tempted by Next's range of newborn baby clothing, I have a wishlist as long as my arm.
If you'd like to take a peek at my favourite baby buys, there will be a post on that tomorrow on the blog.