Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas in London.

I've lived in London for six years now, that means I've had six Christmas seasons in the capital city. This weekend I spent my time pottering about London enjoying the festivities, seeing the southbank market and popping up to Regents street and into Selfridges. I decided to stay a lot more laid back, think less about shopping and presents and take more time to just enjoy the atmosphere; this has to be the most magical Christmas weekend I've ever had.

Southbank Carousel

The first place I visited was the Southbank Christmas market, between the old fashioned carousel and the chestnut roasting venders lay dozens of tiny stalls, holding beautiful unique goods and warming the crowds around:




It was a beautiful sight to see, people admiring all of the unique handy work, colours and flickering lights festooning the bank, outside of the stalls rows and rows of fairy lights flickered from the trees, glimmering in place of the stars.


After the long walk was done, the Christmas tree maze passed by, candy floss consumed by the bag and the carousel music fading into the distance there was one last chance to glimpse the ever famous city site falling into the dark night sky.

Westminster Skyline

London really is a magical place at this time of year, if you get the chance you truly need to visit.

xox



Sunday, November 02, 2014

Christmas Giveaway | Naked 2 & Naked 3 Palette, Lush & Real Techniques

'Tis the season to be jolly! Well near enough for me... so I'm running a giveaway over on my youtube channel! Clickity clack that video if you want more information :D

or go to:

www.youtube.com/hollyofthesky





xox

Saturday, November 01, 2014

NEW Lush Massage Bars Review | Shades of Earl Grey, Yes Yes Yes, Pearl, Dirty & Per Cup

Lush had a cheeky new release today, in the shape of FIVE new massage bars. So since I was in the area I popped into a store and picked some up for myself.


It's actually the perfect time of the year to be releasing new massage bars, after the madness that comes with the Christmas and Halloween releases this was a welcome change! So let's get straight into it:



PER CUP



Per Cup is a heavenly coffee sceneted massage bar, it's packed full of full beans and smells divine. This has imidiately become my favourite of the lot, I'm a huge coffee lover and this smells like freshly brewed coffee with a sweet soft twang on the end. This one is also packed full of jojoba oil, so it'll be perfect for those dry winter days!



SHADES OF EARL GREY


Shades of Earl Grey is a zesty lime fragranced bar, with a twist of tea thrown into the mix. It feels like a cousin to From Dusk 'Til Dawn, a fresh twist on the standard bars and a lovely change from all the floral scents that get thrown about. It also has a cheeky name, so its got that going for it to!



PEARL 



Pearl is bubbly and light, rose scented and packed full of pink sago bubbles. The bubbles are meant to boost circulation and really work to get rid of knots and tightness. It smells light and pretty, soft and feminine. This one is also packed with argan oil, so it's super duper hydrating!



DIRTY



Dirty is fresh and fun. It's full of spearmint and chocolate (two of my favourite things), the little lush logo is made of chocolate and it's going to be interesting to see how that applies to the skin! The smell is really fresh with this one, so minty and fun it'll be great as a morning pick me up!



YES YES YES


There's one word that you think when you first smell yes yes yes and that's jasmine. It's so, so fragranced that it would probably last through a rain storm! In fact it's so fragranced that I would probably use this as a solid perfume rather than a massage bar, or at least in place of my regular perfume!


So that's all of them! Which is your favourite?

xox