Saturday, 19 November 2011

Shopping Saturday

I went shopping for my formal dress today and found the perfect one more quickly that expected so was able to go for my annual holiday shopping with my mummy as this is usually when I buy new clothes and get part of my present, so I thought I'd share some of the stuff I got. These first few things are from Debenhams.

Illamasqua Freak Limited Edition Gift Set, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, MAC Paint Pot in Let's Skate! & Morning Frost
 (Yes, I know I already have Illamasqua's Hemlock Nail Polish but my mummy is taking this one.)

Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum

"Freak is a concoction of dangerously exotic unconventional flowers which Illamasqua has unashamedly blended together to celebrate the night.

Celebrate the night with Freak, the first fragrance from Illamasqua. An expert blend of dangerously exotic midnight blooms, this intoxicating scent awakens forbidden floral tones that are unashamedly seductive, magical, timeless and unforgettable.

Top Notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion.

Heart Notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen Of The Night blossom, caress and kiss.

Base Notes: Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerises and captures the senses.

The rich and daringly provocative opening notes of Black Davana cast a magical spell of desire across the senses to celebrate the night. This compelling Burnt Orange Bloom base is highly prized the world over for its ability to enhance the wearer's natural perfume. The subtle mustiness of Poison Hemlock haunts the background tone of Freak, adding alluring depths of mystery.

Datura, The Moonflower, and intoxicating scent that as long been used as a heady aphrodisiac. The exquisitely rare Queen Of The Night blooms fleetingly for a single night each year, and completes this daringly provocative concoction with its warm, soft floral scent touched with sweetness."

I tend to get a new perfume as part of my present every few years. I've been wearing Estee Lauder's Sensuous quite a lot these past few years so it's night to have a change. This perfume is definitely something different. Like most other perfumes it smells different on everyone but what makes this one unique is how much the scent changes as the time goes on; the scent when you first spray it and the scent when you have been wearing it for an hour are so different but the notes change so subtly, it just works! I love the little snail climbing up the bottle, hehe :)

Illamasqua Limited Edition Pure Pigment in Queen Of The Night
"Bringing a gloriously rich shimmer to the night's darkest hour, this high-shine metallic powder was made to be played with. A blackened plum, use on its own, with Illamasqua Eye Shadow, or mix with Sealing Gel to create a colour-rich metallic eye liner."

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Queen Of The Night - Intense then blended

Illamasqua Limited Edition Sheer Lipgloss in Datura
"Kiss and tell in the moonlight with bruised, sensual neutral mauve lips - this super glossy, seer colour mirrors its namesake, the Moonflower, to enhance your lips and add sexiness to your smile. Use over Illamasqua Lipstick for added pout."

Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Datura
MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC 15
I've been looking a heavy duty concealer for quite a while now so who better to get one from than MAC. I tend to have big dark circles under my eyes and I have broken capillaries on my cheeks so because that and with my formal coming up I needed something with a bit more coverage.

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pot in Let's Skate & Morning Frost
These are from MAC's newest Glitter & Ice collection and the colours are beautiful; Let's Skate! is a pale pink with pearl and Morning Frost is a Shimmering Champagne Taupe. I've been looking to get a MAC paint pot for a while so now I have two :)

MAC Paint Pot in Let's Skate! & Morning Frost

I also popped into the actual Lush shop for the first time too. (I used to think it was a cheese shop cause they had big wheels of soap in the window which I thought was cheese haha!)

Christmas Eve, Gingerbread House, The Melting Snowman, Amandopondo
I decided to go with a festive theme (bar Amandopondo) it all smells so great, I had a hard time choosing what to actually get.

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
"This bubble bar was invented for those times when you are getting ready for a big event.  Soak in a bath and relax in mountains of bubbles and rise with a hint of sensual jasmine fragrance lingering on your body.

Irish moss powder in this bar ensures that your skin feels smooth and soft whilst the essential oils will relax you and leave your mind and body ready for great things.  

Designed by some of our ( more party-animal ) shop managers, who wanted something to use after long days at work, when they had parties or nightclubs to go to.  They wanted something to refresh, wake themselves up and also leave them smelling fantastic.

They put a night sky and moon on the bar, because to them that heralds the time to get going and get out!
For the less party prone amongst us – this bar is great for use at all times of the day or night, but always when you want to be left feeling fantastic."

Gingerbread House Bubble Bar
"Ginger and spice and all things nice. That’s what our little bubble bar house is made of.  

With its little snowy roof and cinnamon stick chimney, this bubble bar looks as good as its edible cousins.  But, when you come to use this one, instead of a stale gingerbread biscuit, you get mountains of spicy, fruity foam and a jolly good wash.

With ginger powder and ginger essential oil, this is a warming little number.  But we’ve also given it lemon oil and a fruity scent based around the blackcurrant notes of buchu oil.   It’s a wonderful treat that you’ll want to lose yourself in.

If you’re feeling the winter blues a soak in this will help you find your way out of the woods."

The Melting Snowman Bath Melt
"Our little snowman is about to shuffle off this mortal coil – but not before you get one last bath from him as he disappears for another year. 

It is a short but glorious life that our Melting Snowman lives. He may not have long to go, but boy is he going to make a grand exit.

Exquisitely fragranced with a blend of oils containing vanilla absolute and sweet wild orange, giving him a deep marzipan fragrance with notes of rich fruit, reminiscent of Christmas cake and figgy puddings. Which means he smells exactly the same as our bestselling Snowcake soap.   

But if it isn’t enough to smell of our most popular Christmas fragrance,  he’s also got a body made of water-softening bicarb of soda, cocoa butter and shea butter. This means that when the heat gets to him and he finally melts away, he fizzes those wonderful butters through your bathwater, leaving you soft and moisturised. What a way to go !

His legacy is your great skin – which means he lives on in the memory of all who knew him."

Amandopondo Bubble Bar
"A gentle bath for times when the world owes you a favour. Let the rose wrap you in a comfort blanket and the lemon lift your mind and spirits.

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best – a bath of uncomplicated bliss.   

This bubble bar was inspired by the idea of forgiveness. For those times when life is unfair or people untrue. We all know a bouquet of roses is a good place to start putting things right – so we wanted to sum that up in a bath-time experience.

At Lush we love trading with family businesses. We buy the rose absolute that we put into this bubble bar from a family in Turkey who have been growing roses and distilling their oil for over three generations. We’ve learned so much from their passion and expertise in the years we’ve known them."


  1. Great stuff - Illamasqua lipgloss looks really pretty!! :)

  2. Oh it's lovely, smells great too! I don't usually like lipgloss or wear it very often but this one is really nice :)