I love Lush. Possibly beyond the realms of what is normal. If I ever got the chance to work with them, I’d be on it like a bonnet. So I was very very pleased when they launched Emotional Brilliance. If you pop into a Lush shop, they have a wheel with all sorts of different coloured discs dotted about. Spin the wheel and pick three colours out without thinking about it – just go with what you are drawn to. The colours represent different states of mood. It’s fun. The products are lipsticks, eyeliners, or eyeshadows in the colours on the wheel. The last time I went into Lush I couldn’t afford to buy the pillar-box red lipstick I picked out, even though it looked amazing, but I did buy a black mascara, and I’ve been wearing it for about a month now. Its very conditioning and my eyelashes feel stronger, and look nicer. The only thing I can fault it for is the fact that it very definitely not waterproof, but that just makes it easier to take off in the evening. At £12 it’s not the cheapest mascara out there but I love it nonetheless.
Vichy Day Cream
This arrived in my Glossybox this month, and it was a fairly decent sized sample. It does what a day cream should do: be nice and light and moisturise well under makeup. I applied some this morning, and I can still feel it now, doing it’s thing, keeping my face feeling silky. I’ve been impressed with the Vichy products I’ve used, and I like to think when Ross gets a job and we have some money, I’ll be able to go on a little cosmetic buying spree so I can pick up some full sizes of my favourite Glossybox samples.
I wasn’t sure whether to put this in or not, because it’s been my babysitter more than I’d like this month, but this channel is great for nostalgia. During the afternoon, between when we get home from school and when the kids have dinner, it plays old skool cartoons. Looney Toons, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo to name but a few. I love it, aside from the occasional racial slurs during really old episodes of Tom and Jerry (NOT chic, MGM, not chic at all). The downside is you have to put up with horrible child-targeted adverts for Bratz dolls and a toy dog made by the people behind Baby Born which DOES A PEE. Yes, you read that right, there is a toy dog on the market which will piss on your floor as entertainment for your children. But I’ve got around that by telling Roo straight off the bat that I will never ever be buying her anything advertised on that channel. I can totally deal with those ads if it means I don’t have to sit through an episode of Dirt Girl World or that hideous Baby Jake programme.
Yeah yeah, my children watch TV, and what? Yours don’t?
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