LOVE, LUSH, PAPERCHASE

I always make little lists of what to buy after looking at the Lush website, but don’t usually make my way into the shop – there’s just too much to choose from. Jag, a lovely SA, helped me pick out the scents & textures that I was looking for.

LUSH HAPPY HIPPY OCEAN SALT SANDSTONE BIG SHAMPOO SWEETIE PIE ENZYMION TOPSHOP HEAD OVER HEELS

LUSH HAPPY HIPPY OCEAN SALT SWEETIE PIE BIG SHAMPOO

LUSH SANDSTONE SOAP

LUSH HAPPY HIPPY OCEAN SALT SWEETIE PIE

I love the smell of blackcurrants, limes, lemons & grapefruit (all citrus.) Clean zingy scents & fruity scents are my favourites.

Happy Hippy smells like grapefruit, Ocean Salt of salty lime, & Sandstone of lemon. Sweetie Pie smells like blackcurrants, or You Snap The Whip. I got a sample of Big to try – I’m hoping for miracles. I took my friend along with me to get ‘Lushed.’ He doesn’t have the most regimented of skincare routines so he kept it simple & got Ocean Salt to scrub & Enzymion to moisturise. (Karolina at White City was so helpful & a lot of fun to talk to!)

TOPSHOP CREAM BLUSH HEAD OVER HEELS WAITROSE BABY BOTTOM BUTTER

TOPSHOP CREAM BLUSH HEAD OVER HEELS SWATCH

I’ve been meaning to pick up Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels for a while. I’ve heard it’s a great dupe for Something Special Cremeblend blush by MAC (I don’t love the Cremeblend formula.) At the moment it’s a tad light for me unless I pile it on, but I do love the shade & formula.

Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter smells like white chocolate. It feels whipped, silky on the skin & doesn’t leave me greasy. I’d read a few articles claiming it was better than sliced bread as an all round moisturiser, & seeing that Jessica had swapped for a tub, I had to try it out for myself. So far so good – I’m using it at night mainly but need to decant it into a smaller tub for my bag.

LOVE MAGAZINE PAPERCHASE HOT WATER BOTTLE RHODIA NOTEBOOK

LOVE MAGAZINE PAPERCHASE HOT WATER BOTTLE

I couldn’t say no to the adorable hot water bottle & cover! It’s not really the weather for it right now, but it’s cold in England 95% of the time, so it’ll come in handy I’m sure. I picked up a larger Rhodia notebook because the one I’ve got is small & fiddly for anything other than lists.

LOVE MAGAZINE

LOVE MAGAZINE WHAT LIES BENEATH BY MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOT 2

LOVE MAGAZINE WHAT LIES BENEATH BY MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOT

LOVE MAGAZINE ANIMAL BAGS BY BILLIE ACHILLEOS FOR LOUIS VUITTON

I’ve never heard of Love Magazine before. It’s a fashion/photography magazine that’s released twice per year. For £6 you get 426 pages of beautifully shot fashion shoots, ads & articles. There’s a great shoot featuring Lindsey Wixson that I forgot to photograph too (I love Lindsey.) I don’t study fashion, but I love photography. For that, it’s a catalogue of inspiration.

80) I’ve been carrying around this cute little frog-face box from Paperchase in my bag recently. It’s filled with dehydrated strawberries to snack on – they were a gift from Thailand. I can’t find any in the UK!

PAPERCHASE CONTAINER THAI DEHYDRATED STRAWBERRIES