Wednesday, 3 December 2014

L I F E S T Y L E - / / P A M P E R D A Y ! !

I had a pretty bad start to my day today! I was booked in to hair my hair dyed at 10am this morning, FOR FREE I MAY ADD!

I got up at 7, had a shower, did my make up and such... left at 8am, was on the bus for 10am to do what would be a half hour to forty-five minute bus journey to Cardiff City Centre.. but no!
Due to a local traveller passing away *RIP*, one of the busiest roads in Cardiff (Rover Way) was closed down for 24 hours, meaning all traffic went down another main road (Newport Road).

After 40 minutes, I was still suck where on any other trip I would of been half hour previous, so I decided to get off and walk to the City Centre!  I eventually got to town around 9.55am, an hour and fifteen minutes later than I thought! Got onto my second bus around 10am, to get a phonecall saying our appointment was cancelled because I didn't arrive on time!

Very angry, with nothing to do, I decided that I would treat myself to some lovely pamper materials to make myself feel better and that is exactly what I did!

I purchased a few things from Boots, after buying everyones Christmas presents, I had around £15s worth of points on my Boots Card! (Best investment of my life)

I decided to take advantage of the latest Barry M offer to maximise what I was able to buy!

I bought 2 nail varnish's at £2.99 each, 
(The Seventeen quicker slicker top coat is also from Boots, but a different day)


I loved the new range Barry M has brought out, containing my favourite autumn colours! I bought the Raspberry and Cappuciono, but the collection also includes a powerful Mustard and vibrant Paprika!


 There was a promotional offer on, if you spend £6 you were entitled to one of the new Limited Edition Barry M nail Varnish's! I choose this spectacular glitter varnish called Starlight, You could choose between Starlight or Moonlight.



The colours are very pigmented, and can easily be used in just one coat; I decided to use two just to keep them strong. Even though the nail varnish's aren't part of the Gel Collection, they are very high shine! Very Chic!

I am in love with Starlight, it's pretty obvious from the nail, but it does have glitter stars included, soo cute and perfect for the festive period!

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Additionally, because I knew I had to spend £6, and so far I had only spend £5.98... I decided to take myself out of my comfort zone by buying a very dark lipstick! (I'm normally a natural kinda girl)
Seeing it was autumn, I wanted something that would match my nails so decided to go for Barry M's Lip Paint - Vicious Violet form their Ultra Moistening collection.




I tried the colour on and over all wasn't very impressed! I put it on very heavy and the colour was a lot lighter than I expected. The over all colour was very bland so I uplifted it with a clear gloss. Here's the final product.



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I also visited the LUSH store to spoil myself with bath bubble-y blessings!
I love entering the LUSH store in Cardiff because all the members of staff are very welcoming and actually know what they're talking about, unlike most members of staff in certain stores.

I spotted this lovely bubble bar the second I walked in, I'm a sucker for all things pink so this caught my eye right away!





A beautifully Berry scented bath bar that lit up my bathroom with a fruity aroma!



All you need to break off some of the bar and put it into a dry bath.
I was told that it's enough to last 6 baths, but I must of only broke off a 12th of the bar and it seemed like enough to me!



Start running your bath and watch it all bubble up and dissolve!



It very quickly turned my bath into a sweet smelling, pink, bubble wonderland! 

And all good for you! Here are the ingredients! -

List of ingredients
Natural Ingredients
Safe Synthetics

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Once I finished in the bath, I quickly towel dried my hair and then put it into a soft wrap, I then used my Heel Genius to smooth all over my feet and put some socks in top to soak in all the goodness!
I then put Hand Food onto my fingertips and rubbed it in nicely! Purposely to not only make my hands glowy and soft, but to also soften my cuticles so make them easy to remove!

(CLEAN ON ME WAS USED IN THE BATH)



I then put on my beautiful Strawberry Souffle face mask!  It's ingredients are strong enough to be able to soothe inflamed skin/blemishes, containing a gentle scrub to remove impurities too, but gentle enough to not dry out your skin as it's doing so!

Once my mask was applied, I started to paint my finger nails, with two coats of Raspberry on each finger not including my ring finger, which I covered with one coat of Cappuccino instead,  and another coat of Starlight on top of the Cappuccino.

Once my nails had dried, I removed my socks and started to paint my toes with just one coat of Raspberry and a top coat of Starlight!
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After I told my boyfriend about my horrible start to the day, he also treated me to a lovely evening of food at the local Tony Carvery. What a doll!!


Thanks for reading about how I pampered myself for the day and I hope it gives you some inspiration on how to pamper yourselves, it really did turn a bad day into a more than good evening for me!!

XOXO

6 comments:

  1. Wow, the Barry M lipstick really does look a lot darker on the stick! Still, it's a pretty colour even if it's not as dark as you'd of liked. Thanks for mentioning the offer too. I'll have to take advantage of the nail polish offer next time I'm in town :)

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    1. It's still a lovely colour but I think I'm going to have to triple up on the lipstick to make it the right colour haha.
      You're welcome! x

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  2. Barry M nail varnishes are awesome. I need some of those in my life. And you would not believe but I have that same mask for my pamper session tonight.

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  3. I really love them right now!

    They're soo good!
    Good old strawberry souffle. Perfect!

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  4. I love Barry M and Lush products. Superdrug have a similar offer on, if you spend £6 you get one of the limited edition nail polishes, but its the color thats exclusive to Superdrug. The color that looks like a Christmas tree, green with sparkles. Love those colors you bought x

    Hannah

    themakeupjunkiesdiary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. OOOO I'll just have to run into Superdrug tomorrow then !
      Spend my card points in there too :D

      Thanks for the heads up! xx

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