Bristol, Beauty and Bathing   

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So it looks like it’s that nosey time of day again, but don’t worry I’m really nosey when it comes to reading and watching what other people have bought or where they’ve been, so I want you to be nosey and look at what I got up to and what I bought on my little adventure. Plus I love sharing it with you, so really it’s a win win situation! So go ahead, you be as nosey as you like, I won’t stop you 😉

But basically we ventured out to Bristol on Monday and of course I did a little bit of shopping, so obviously I wanted to take pictures of what I got and post them on here for you to see and enjoy every item as much as I’m enjoying them.

Of course the first shop I visited was Boots, I absolutely love Boots because they just have everything beauty, skin and hair related, plus looooads more. The only thing they don’t sell is clothes, wait, hold on, I’m sure they sell baby and young childrens clothes actually! Ok backtracking, the only thing they don’t sell is clothes APART from baby and young childrens clothes. But I’ve never really been a big clothes shopper, obviously I own clothes, I do go clothes shopping and have enough of them to last me a lifetime, but what I mean is I’ve always preferred shopping for things like homeware, beauty, skincare, bath products, that sort of thing, the list is endless really.

Another TWO mahoosive reasons I love shopping in Boots is the 3 for 2 offer they have on and the advantage card. I would say to anyone who shops in Boots on the regular like me, get yourself an advantage card if you don’t already have one, you can build up all your points then eventually go and have yourself a huge Boots splurge with your advantage card (and always keep the receipts because it tells you how many points you have on your card) and secondly, make sure you take full advantage of the 3 for 2 offer on products, because honestly you really do see a massive difference with how much you’ve saved just by adding another item to your basket.

Oh gosh, I’ve rambled again! Right, now I will get on with telling you what I actually bought haha.

Firstly I went to the Bourjois counter and got the Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher, in the colour Rose D’or. It comes with this little brush that fits perfectly inside the pot and obviously most of us will have our own brush at home to use, but I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. It is a curved brush, the same shape as your cheek almost, so it applies the blush perfectly over your cheeks. I have actually used this brush to apply it more than my own blusher brush.

This colour blush is a lot more PINK than what I’m used to, so I thought I would be a little more daring and give it a go and how glad I am that I did, because I LOVE it. It is pigmented but it’s not too pigmented, it gives your cheek that perfect balance of colour before it looks a little too much. Also can we just appreciate the gorgeous silvery/gold shimmer running through it. Uh, just amazing!

The next thing I got from the same counter was the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, in the shade Medium/Dark, number 52. I’ve heard so many things about this bronzer both good and bad, my friend has the 2 in 1 bronzer and highlighter and she said she wasn’t too keen on it, so I went for just the bronzing powder and it hasn’t disappointed me yet.

I just love the packaging of this bronzer, it’s so easy and simple, it’s got kind of like a magnetic seal type thing to keep it from opening. Let’s not forget the gorgeous flickers of gold in the actual bronzer itself are also to die for, oh and it also has a lovely sweet chocolate scent to it, what more could you ask for?!

Next up is the Bourjois Paris ColorBoost Lip Crayon, in the colour Plum Russian. 

This colour though, is just beautiful. For quite a few years now I’ve always loved a deep purple coloured lip, but only ever on other people! So this was another one of my daring purchases and I just thought, you know what, I’m gonna go for it and try it out! It is just uh, amazing, I have no words. It just bursts with vibrant colour and is so moisturising, it says on the product that this crayon ensures comfort and hydration for 10 hours, so this is something I will have to get back to you on and see if this is actually the case.

Next stop was the BarryM counter for nail varnishes, OF COURSE. The BarryM nail paints are one of my favourite, I have so many, the colours never disappoint me and they are always bringing out new ones to try.

These are the first Speedy Quick Dry nail paints I have bought from the BarryM collection, so I am excited to try them and see just how quickly they really do dry. Now I’m not sure if it’s just me, but when it’s summer and you’ve got yourself a tan the best thing to compliment that tan is a pastel coloured nail paint. So I went for two pastel colours, In a Heart Beat (baby pink) and Pole Position (mint green). I’ve also heard these nail paints have a new flat brush for an even easier application and we all know how much of a chore and messy painting your nails can be, so I can’t wait to try that!

That’s my Boots part of this “haul” done, now it’s time for the Lush part! Now everyone has just got to love Lush, I adore Lush, the products, the scents and the way the products leave your skin feeling silky soft afterwards. This shop is a strong 11 out of 10 in my books.

The 3 items I got were:

  • Honey Bee Bath Bomb
  • Sakura Bath Bomb
  • Brightside Bubble Bar 

I won’t go into as much of a ramble with these as I have done for the previous items because I’m sure you are all fed up of me going on by now haha!

Honey Bee Bath Bomb

The Honey Bee bath bomb is my most favourite bath bomb in the entire universe. You should have seen me after I had bought this, I’m shocked you can still smell the scent, I wouldn’t be surprised if I had sniffed the whole scent out of it. I could eat this bath bomb it smells soooooo good! It literally smells as sweet as honey. It contains Rhassoul Mud which has natural cleansing properties and also helps condition and soften your skin. So basically when you step out of the bath your skin will feel as smooth as a baby’s bum. Amazing!

Sakura Bath Bomb

This bath bomb has more of a typical soapy and zingy lush smell. Zingy? Is zingy even a word? We will go with zingy anyway 😉 However it does have a very… uplifting and refreshing scent to it, which I do believe is the lemon oil in it.

Brightside Bubble Bar

To me this bubble bar smells exactly as it looks, like orange and citrus. With a bubble bar you just simply break some off and crumble it under running water to create luscious looking bubbles. This bubble bar is great I think if you’re having a bit of a rubbish day or you’re feeling a bit down. Just go and run yourself a bath, pick out your favourite bath bomb and choose this jazzy, brightly coloured bubble bar to brighten up your day. Stick on your fave film or Youtuber to watch, then lie back and relax.
Just looking at this bar makes me happy because I love bright vibrant colours. So I bet this will lift your spirits and make you feel cleansed even on your bad days.  🙂

That FINALLY brings us to the end of this “haul” type post. I know it was quite a long one and if you have stuck with me until the very end, then thank you so much and I love you for it! Tell me what your favourite shops are and if you love Lush then what is your favourite product to buy? I would love to know!
I hope you are all having a lovely day and wahoo it’s almost the weekend! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Bristol, Beauty and Bathing   

    • xandraroseblog says:

      This is the first time I ever bought the Bourjois bronzer and I love it and use it every single day! & these bath bombs are fantastic, honey bee is my all time favourite I can’t even rave about it enough x


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