Saturday, January 24, 2015

Recent Instagram Loves #2 ||MaddyBeautyLove

Recent Instagram Loves #2

Last May I uploaded a post "Recent Instagram Loves"with the tag line -

"One thing you will quickly learn about me is that I am an Instagram addict. So, it's no surprise that over time, I have taken photos of products that I can't help but stare at lovingly."

and I thought that this might be a lovely monthly thing for me to do. So let's do the January edition! 

Bath of the Night
There are MOTD, MOTN, OOTD, OOTN and now there is BOTN!
I hauled a few products from the Aromatherapy Company in my recent Collective Haul in hopes that it would be a cheaper alternative to the This Works range that is so raved about by bloggers like Vivianna Does Make-up and Lilly Pebbles. I picked up the Essential Oil Blend with Wild Manuka, Lavender and Chamomile - a perfect combination for a peaceful bath and a relaxing sleep. After adding a few drops in to my bath I decided I wanted something with a little more pazzaz so I popped my Lush Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb in too. It was a visual, scent and textured sensation. I left the bath softly scented like honey, sparkly like Edward Cullen and as calm as a Sloth. 

Recent Lush Purchases and Lush Tag
The more you see of my Instagram feed, the more quickly you realise that Lush is a big part of my life and something that I love to share. A lot. This post features a few new products; D'Fluff Shaving Soap (Delicious and strawberry filled), Parsley Porridge face, hand and body wash (sure to be a favourite), the new Self-Preserving Mask of Magnanimity, the Dirty solid perfume, Danger: Cosmetics to Go (an illustrated book about Lush before they were Lush) and their Liquid Lipstick in 'Decisive'.

In this post I also invited people to have their input in to the Lush Tag that I'm currently creating. I'm so excited for sharing my love for Lush with some creative expression. So watch out for that, I'd love to see your answers too.

Keep in tune to my Blog and YouTube for the upcoming reviews! 

Pamper Essentials
So by now you might have figured out that I love taking time out to pamper myself, because sometimes time by yourself is what you need to refresh and rejuvenate. I often show my love for my bath products BUT I hardly show my appreciation for the post bath items. For the colder nights I opt for my soft bunny (I think?) Onesie that I purchased in Sainsbury's from my trip in London (Watch my London Vlog to see how unflattering it is). My silky Mulan satin robe is my alternate option for the warmer days. There is no material more comfortable than this robe of freshly bathed skin and lastly my Peter Alexander Cinderella slippers. I was so excited when I found these on sale for $19 instead of the original price of $49-59!

'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham 
'Not That Kind of Girl' is a collection of essays written by director and actor Lena Dunham. If you've heard of the show Girls, her name might sound familiar. After being on my reading list for a little while, I came across the book in the Metropolis book store that's in the same building as the Rooftop Bar/Cinema. I found the novel very raw and somewhat captivating and the illustrations that are spread through ought the book are gorgeous.

You can find my on Instagram at nice_n_spiffy!

What have been your recent Instagram loves? 

Bisous, bisous