♥Blogger Easter Essentials♥

Hiya lovelies!♥

IT IS THE LONG EASTER WEEKEND WOOP! Now… I would be EVEN more excited for this if I had not already been off for the whole week (haha!). Do you have any plans for the long weekend? All I know is that the weather is going to be poopy where I am (grr!).. So we will just have to see how the weekend pans out! ALSO… YES to the clocks changing… this means MORE DAYLIGHT WOOP! Which for us bloggers is THE DREAM. However.. for the lazy people (i.e. me).. it means we lose an hour in bed (no no no!).

Anyways darlings… I know you have probably seen SO many Easter themed posts.. SO I wanted to mix it up slightly…. so I decided to post what MY EASTER ESSENTIALS ARE! Now.. by this I mean little things that I feel EVERYBODY associates with Easter time!! This includes Easter treats & beauty bits too! So angels.. let’s have a quick look!!!!

Cornflake Nests♥

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I think almost every single person must have made these AT LEAST ONCE!! They are literally the EASIEST thing to make and look SO SO CUTE!! How nostalgic do these make you feel?! They would ALWAYS be in every baking fair/sale at school AND I am sure you and your mum/older siblings would always make them around Easter time!

All you need for these:

  • 200g Cornflakes
  • 75g Butter
  • 200g Milk Chocolate
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • Mini Eggs

Method:

Melt all the ingredients. Mix in with the cornflakes and put into cupcake cases. Top with 2 (or more!) mini eggs. Leave to set.. and enjoy!!

Bright/Pastel Nails♥

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There is just something ABOUT pastels that just MEANS Spring time is near!!! I absolutely LOVE this pastel pink colour from Barry M for spring/Easter inspired nails! Also.. nothing like a pop of orange to show you are well and truly ready for the warmer months! This beautiful colour is by Ciate London Olivia Palermo range in the colour “My Haute Vacation Coral” It would look SO beautiful on your toes too! So.. if you are lucky enough to get some sun on the Bank Holiday… pull out your sandals from the back of your wardrobe, give yourself a well deserved (and needed!) pedicure.. and rock bright nails! Yay!!

Lush Easter Products♥

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I have been so so impressed with the Lush Easter range this year.. HOW ADORABLE ARE THE BUNCH OF CARROTS!!!! I was lucky enough to be invited to a Lush event (full post will be coming soon!).. and just looking at the range they have.. I LOVED EVERY SINGLE THING!!! I have already mentioned how much I LOVE the Bouncy Bunny shower jelly too…. IT IS THE BEST!!!

All Types Of Eggs♥

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Right guys.. the two types of eggs I am talking about are: Chocolate Eggs and Lush Bath Bomb Eggs. Firstly… it would not even be Easter time if you didn’t demolish at least 1 bag of mini eggs (all by yourself may I add – no sharing required). AND… all of you are allowed to have ONE GIANT EASTER EGG!  ALSO… for all us Lush/bath lovers… you have a LOVELY selection of easter egg bath bombs to choose from! From the GLITTERY AS ANYTHING Golden Egg (which is an absolute BEAUTY.. AND it smells like toffee… YUM)… to the beautiful hot pink Fluffy Egg (which smells JUST like snow fairy!!)… AND the HUGE bath bombs Humpty Dumpty and Which Came First?

Quick Review of Golden Egg♥

I used this beauty in the bath recently.. so thought I would give you a SUPER QUICK REVIEW! Firstly.. if you do not like glittery baths.. you are best avoiding this as it is SO GLITTERY! I LOVE THEM THOUGH.. so was so excited to use this!! Once it is in the bath.. the water is FILLED with glitter.. and it starts to fizz away slowly. The scent is probably my FAVOURITE thing about it.. it smells like toffee/caramel/chocolate.. SO YUMMY!! Once the Golden Egg has finished melting.. you are left with the the most glittery, beautiful smelling, silkiest bath water EVER! I DID not want to leave my bath! The scent lasts on your skin for so long after you get out too.. which is FAB! I also did not need to moisturize after.. which is always a plus!

Cute Bunny Props♥

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Guys.. HOW CUTE are these little bunnies? As soon as I saw them.. I knew I HAD TO HAVE THEM!! They are going to make SUCH cute props for my Spring inspired posts.. AND just add a cute touch to your room… these will be dotted around my makeup storage area too!!

So lovelies… I really hope you liked this post!! I am SO excited for Spring time! If you have done any spring time inspired posts.. let me know .. I would LOVE to check them out!!! I REALLY hope you all enjoy the long weekend… and also the extra daytime hours we get!!! I also am working on something VERY exciting which I will reveal in my next post.. I just want to make sure everything is done beforehand!! So stay tuned for that lovelies!!

I will see you in my next post loves!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Spring Pamper Evening♥

Hiya angels!

I hope you are all VERY well and have had a lovely start to the week! Mine has been AMAZING .. as I have been off work so have really just had the time to RELAX and get things done at a good pace! I have COMPLETELY cleared out and organized my wardrobe (YAY!).. I was honestly quite scared to do this… BUT I was SO chuffed to have finished it within 2 hours (WOO GO ME!)… I think it is honestly one of the BEST feelings when you have a beautifully organised wardrobe…. I CANNOT STOP LOOKING AT IT HEHE!

Right darlings… I have a VERY exciting post for you all… WOOP! One of the fist things I blogged about was my pamper routine … but I did write that during winter so it did feature “wintery” things.. i.e. peppermint & gingerbread body scrubs … SO.. I thought it would be PERFECT to talk to you all about my SPRING THEMED pamper routine! I LOVE changing up the products I use depending on the season… so expect to see lots of fresh/fruity/bright beauty bits in this post! YAY.. lets get on with it!…

Firstly… I like to do this routine maybe 2-3 times a week.. it is so nice to put aside a few hours or so to just make yourself feel relaxed and pampered.. you deserve it after all you hard working lot!

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Face

So.. the first thing I HAVE to do is get rid of the mask of make-up I have been wearing ALL day… and I have been LOVING using the Supernatural Beauty Glorious Cleansing Balm to remove my make-up. It is an oil-based balm (similar to The Body Shop Balm).. and all you need to do is rub some between your fingers and then massage ALL over your face.. you will have SERIOUS panda eyes after.. but it does SUCH an amazing job at removing ALL your makeup!

Then..  I give my skin another cleanse to make sure EVERY bit of makeup is removed .. and I use the Magnitone brush (which is my BABY) with Clinique’s foaming wash. This does such a FAB job of cleansing my skin SO well.. BUT my skin does feel slightly dry after… so maybe my dry skinned girlies will be best staying away from this!

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Bath♥

No pamper routine would be complete without some sort of Lush product involved! So .. get your bath running… and get your Spring Lush products ready to use! I have been LOVING the Bunch of Carrots bubble bar (HOW bloody adorable are they!?)… and also the Think Pink bath bomb… both these make your bath the PRETTIEST pink colour and just make it smell SO sweet!

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Before I actually get in my bath, I like to wash my hair with the Coco Loco shampoo from Lee Stafford (yep you guessed it… it smells like coconuts.. yum!) and then apply the deep conditioning mask! THEN… I am ALL set to jump in my bath! I like to use the Bouncy Bunny shower jelly from Lush on my body after to just make my skin feel SO soft! It is literally the CUTEST thing ever! AND it smells like chocolate oranges.. can you think of anything better? Nope.. me neither.

Moisturize

Once I get out of the bath… it is time to MOISTURIZE! Now… I would be the biggest lover of vanilla/chocolaty scented body butters (my go to was the Palmers cocoa butter in the tub.. IT SMELT LIKE BROWNIES).. BUT for Spring time I like to use something lighter and with more of a fresh scent.  My FAVE as been The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit body butter.. as you can imagine it has a citrussy scent AND it feels SO beautiful on the skin! On alternate days.. I use coconut oil for a VERY intense treatment… every time I use this I wake up with the SOFTEST skin ever. As you can imagine.. this leaves you feeling QUITE oily… so I would do this an hour or so before bed so it has time to soak in properly. ALSO… don’t neglect your poor hands guys!! I have been LOVING The Body Shop Petal Soft Hand Cream.. it really has the MOST perfect scent for Spring and leaves your hands feeling SO soft! I then moisturize my face with the Avon Truly Radiant Night Serum, which makes my skin SO glowy.. and on alternate days I will use coconut oil!

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PJ’s

RIGHT once we are all pampered out.. it is time to put on your FAVE PJ’s… now as you know I am the BIGGEST lover of fuzzy pj’s.. BUT unfortunately in the Spring these can make you feel SLIGHTLY sweaty.. SO you need to get yourself some light pj’s .. if they are flora/pastel.. even better!

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So lovelies.. that is how to have the PERFECT spring pamper evening… LOTS of fresh, citrussy scents and plenty of florals & pastels… what reminds you of Spring? Do you change up your pamper routine once Spring comes around? Let me know darlings!!

I really hope you enjoyed this post angels.. I am having the BEST time during my week off… It is honestly exactly what you need sometimes.. I am SO excited to be going to a Lush event tonight too (eeeek!!)… I will hopefully be meeting some bloggers AND getting to learn more about Lush.. cannot wait!!

OK lovelies.. look after yourselves… enjoy the long Easter weekend.. and I will see you all in my next one!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Soap & Glory: Sugar Crush Review♥

Hey loves!!

Hope you have all had a fabulous start to the week! As usual, I was working, came home, into my PJ’s and RELAXED! I have been loving my blog AS ALWAYS .. especially interacting with so many new bloggers. I have noticed new people commenting *WAVES AT YOU ALL*… thank you SO much for reading angels! I also recently hit 1,000 followers on Twitter *faints*… I still remember hitting 100 and my excitement then HEHE!

Now.. onto the post …. As you can tell from the title .. I am reviewing one of my FAVOURITE brands EVER!! I have LOVED Soap and Glory ever since it launched in Boots stores years ago. Their adorable packaging and the cute little messages on all of the products made me fall in love straight away!

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Ahhh lets reminisce … The first things I EVER bought was the ‘Clean On Me’ shower gel, ‘The Rightous Butter’… both of which have a lovely sweet (but not over-powering) scent.. and their HUGE PINK LOOFAH! You need the SMALLEST amount of the shower gel on your loofah, and it lathers up SO well … and leaves your skin feeling so soft and moisturized! The body butter also has a similar sweet scent and is AMAZING at making your skin feel so soft! I know Soap and Glory also have body lotion in their range.. but I ADORE how body butters feel on your skin. If you prefer a lighter moisturizer, especially for the warmer months, the body lotions/body mists do a FAB job at leaving your skin feel amazing!!

Now … let’s move onto the range that I LOVE SO SO MUCH!!! Sugar Crush♥

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The first time I discovered range .. I fell in love with the scent! I am SUCH a fan of citrussy scents… and this was citrussy AND sweet! Soap & Glory describe the scents as being: “vanilla musk blended with sweet lime, ginger and smashed brown sugar”… Now HOW YUMMY DOES THAT SOUND!! The only thing that I can compare the scent to is that Coca Cola drink with lime (haha!)… I think you just have to smell it and you will know exactly what I mean! Another thing that the scent reminds me of is the Margarita Time candle from Yankee Candle (which I also LOVED SO MUCH!). Some people may thing this is quite a summery scent .. but I use it all year round because the products themselves are AMAZING!

Sugar Crush Body Wash♥

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I recently re-purchased this for the shower … and after using up my Snow Fairy, my husband and brother have started using this too! As with all the body washes from Soap & Glory, this lathers up SO much, even when you use the smallest amount. The scent is also SO strong and lasts on your skin amazingly. I love using this in the shower in the morning, as the scent does a FAB JOB at waking you up, as well as leaving your skin feeling so clean and soft. Not to mention the packaging for this is ADORABLE!

Sugar Crush Body Buttercream♥

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GUYS… this stuff just smells SO amazing!!! I have used it throughout the whole of December and loved it so much. As it is a butter, it has a thicker consistency, but soaks into the skin so quickly, so it does not feel greasy after! It is also SO moisturizing (I am guessing that is thanks to the shea butter & almond oil in it! :P). The scent also lasts for SO long, especially if you use the body wash AND the body spray after!! The scent is a lot sweeter than the body wash/scrub .. but I personally love this! Trust me loves.. this body butter will make your skin feel and smell AMAZING! I can definitely tell the difference on days I don’t use it!

Sugar Crush Body Spray♥

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You guessed it loves… OF COURSE I have the body spray too! As soon as I saw this in Boots I HAD to have it. It now lives in my handbag and I use it whenever I want to feel refreshed during the day. The scent is very light (which I LOVE) .. so is perfect for a quick spritz whilst you are at work or school! The scent doesn’t last particularly long with this .. but I don’t think I would expect it too .. you can pick up the actual fragrance if you want something stronger and longer lasting! I just LOVE the scent of sugar and lime in this little baby of a bottle… it definitely reminds me of key lime pie (yummy!). This is a great little addition to your handbag, as it is the perfect size, and will not weigh your bag down like a perfume bottle would!

Sugar Crush Hand Food♥

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Ohhhhh …. I already was SUCH a massive fan of the Soap & Glory hand creams… and when I saw they had a Sugar Crush one .. I literally just FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM ALL OVER AGAIN!! This little beauty has lived in my handbag, on my work desk AND my bedside table .. it just seems to travel everywhere with me! I apply it probably 2-3 times a day (sometimes more!)… I am just OBSESSED with how soft it makes me hands feel and of course THE SCENT! Now I have to admit… my hands do feel slightly greasy when I first apply it, and I do have to rub it in quite a bit before the greasiness disappears.. but the way my hands feel after guys….. I don’t actually mind having to do that! This hand cream has definitely saved my hands from being dry AT ALL this winter… and I will definitely be re-purchasing once it runs out!

WOW …. I don’t think I have ever seen SO MUCH hot pink on my blog before ha! I haven’t included the scrub in the range because I ran out a while ago (boooo!).. and never had a chance to repurchase. I know SO many of you love the scrub and find it is one of your FAVOURITE products from the range…. and I completely agree with this! It is gentle, smells amazing, and does a FAB job and exfoliating your skin, making you feel so soft and SMELL YUMMY!

Right lovelies.. I really hope you enjoyed this review … I have been such a fan of Soap & Glory, and definitely would recommend their products to anyone I know .. they have a fabulous range of shower/bath/body/make up products .. I know you will find something you love WHATEVER your taste! Also.. the products just look ADORABLE in your bath/shower/on your work desk :P. All products are available in Boots and online at Soap & Glory .. Boots often do an amazing 3 for 2 offer .. so you can pick up some of your faves then at a fab deal!

So that is my post for today darlings! I really hoped you enjoyed this review and found it somewhat informative! Let know what your favourite products from Soap & Glory are .. I would love to try new products I haven’t used before. I will see you in my next one angels!

Lots of Love

Saira xo

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