Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Lush Loves - Pot O' Gold (Easter 2015) + GIVEAWAY!

Don't we all just love it when Lush comes out with a new seasonal collection? I know my bank balance doesn't, thats for sure.. I picked up a whole bunch of goodies from the latest Easter collection and Pot O' Gold happened to be the first one I tried. 
So, Pot O' Gold is a shower jelly which costs £3.50 for a small 100g tub and of course, it is limited edition for the easter period. Its very pretty, glittery and golden with the traditional wobbly jelly consistency which is so fun. There is glitter packed into the jelly which does transfer onto the skin slightly but luckily washes off under the shower so there is no awkward "rolled in glitter" vibes post shower. 
I used my shower jellies whole as I find it easier to hold them that way and they seem to sit in my hands better. I think some people pull them apart into little chunks but its personal preference, there is no guide. 
Unfortunately I'm not the biggest fan of the smell (sorry Lush!) It reminds me a lot of the scent of bubble grub from the mothers day collection and if you've seen my review of that one over on my channel you will know I wasn't the biggest fan of that either. I thought by the description that it would be a lot fruiter as it has pineapple, orange and vanilla, however, it seemed to be a lot muskier under my nose. My boyfriend quite likes it and says there is something about it that he quite likes but gets where I'm coming from with the muskier part. Its redeeming factor is that it smells slightly sweeter post shower and once you've dried off which I can live with. 
Personally, I wouldn't rush to re purchase it but as Josh enjoys it its going to get used up so nothing is wasted. 

Now, onto the good bit. As I've been on a little spree for myself I couldn't help but pick up a few bits for you lovely lot so I'm running a giveaway! You could win; a 100g Pot O' Gold, a Golden Egg bath bomb melt, a Hoppity Poppity bath bomb, a Fluffy Egg bath bomb PLUS one extra surprise! 

The giveaway will CLOSE on the 8th April at 5PM (GMT) and is INTERNATIONAL. There will be ONE winner. 

- Comment below telling me your favourite Lush product/ any bath product
- Follow my blog via Bloglovin' 
- Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
- Follow me on Twitter
- Follow me on Instagram: @charlottejessicaxo
If you do any of the above comment your username(s) in the comments too so I can count all your entries! 

Good Luck! 
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

My Birthday Wishlist


My birthday is fast approaching with only two and a half weeks to go until I rack up another year and hit 22! For those that know me know that I LOVE Taylor Swift & if you know Taylor Swift you know turning 22 is a big deal. I am already anticipating listening to '22' all day long and getting all the feels of actually turning that age, birthday's are exciting, right?
So with that in mind I felt it was only right to get myself into the birthday mood by putting together my wishlist. 

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara - I got a little tester of this in my Birchbox last month and I absolutely LOVE it. I will probably have gone through the tester in no time so I am definitely on the market for a full size tube of that beauty. Benefit is the queen of mascaras. 

New Trainers - I am basically ready to be living in gym shorts and trainers all summer long and I have been keeping a sneaky eye out for a new pair. Nike have got some beautiful styles and patterns out right now, like these beauties, so they are catching my attention the most. 

Wrestling Tickets - I have become super into wrestling lately after being inducted into the wrestlmania watching party with Josh and his cousins and also Total Divas on E! so I'd really like to actually go to an event and watch it for myself. Is that weird? Probably but I don't care. 

Gift Cards - I love shopping and I love it even more when gift cards are involved because it makes me feel like I've had a bargain filled shop and that my bank account hasn't had too much of a bashing. My favourites are places like Costa (its a regular stop for myself & Josh) Debenhams & Boots for the usual beauty related purchases. Clothes shops are a good shout too, Primark, River Island etc.. 

Money - Everybody loves money. Its an easy option for birthdays when you don't know what to get someone. I, personally, find it the most useful as we are currently saving up for a house so any little addition to the funds are greatly appreciated, its hard work!

Keep looking out for posts on my birthday & what I got coming soon! 
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Monday, 23 March 2015

Kayla Update: Week 4

The weeks seem to be flying by already, being that I'm now a third of the way through the challenge! Unfortunately the pesky foot injury is still on-going with no indication of what it could be but hey, I'm pushing through it!
I'm happy to say that I totally KILLED my workouts this week which has left me feeling so very pumped up and excited to keep on pushing through the following weeks, yes! Weirdly, I am finding that my outfit choices are helping a lot with the motivation.. I'm opting for more shorts and sports crop tops than usual lounging clothing so I feel much more in the mood to get my workout on. 
The good thing is that I am starting to see improvements in my legs (thank you Kayla!) however not so much in the stomach/ love handle area as those are the areas where chub tends to stick around longer, despite my boyfriend saying he can see a difference, I am personally struggling to see it myself. 
In terms of food I have been loving snacking on apples and almonds, grapes and also egg crispbreads, delicious! Quinoa has been purchased and I made my first batch with the introduction of a chicken stock cube to see if that improves on the blandness of it.
Don't forget you can watch my previous updates over on my channel, handily linked below, feel free to subscribe whilst you're there!
WATCH - Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Remember Me?

Remember me?
Yes, I am back and I promise I mean it this time! I did leave you for the wild world of YouTube and, although I haven't left YouTube, I am back to spending some quality time with my little blog. So, I guess I should tell you what the deal is..
I launched my YouTube channel back in April of 2014 and I absolutely love it and I am so so glad that I did it. I only worked part time up until a few weeks ago so the whole filming, editing and uploading thing was easy as I head plenty of time for it. Now, about a month ago I was given a full time job (!! Does that make me an adult now?) doing Visual Merchandising at the store I work in and I couldn't be happier! With full time hours comes less free time so it has become hard for me to film, mostly because I film at my Dads house which isn't where I live so I have to travel a bit, & edit to the best of my ability because that's not a quick task.

Blogging has always been something I enjoy and its also not as time consuming or restrictive as filming, I can do it when everyone is home without feeling a tad awkward and I can sit in my pyjamas without a scrap of makeup on which is easier too. I have spent a bit of time trying to figure out how I am going to run things between blogging and YouTube, as I already have set days for things on my channel so I'd like to keep some kind of consistency between the two but I am not super strict on it so we'll see how it works..

Starting next week, on my blog you will find...

Monday is going to be my Kayla Update day. I started the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide around 5 weeks ago and thought it would be a good idea to keep you all updated on my progress and see my results after the 12 weeks are up. You can catch up on the first few weeks over on my channel however they will be moving over here on  a permanent basis. 

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are my Miscellaneous days so expect to see anything from beauty, fashion or just a general chit-chat, ramble or something important on those days.. 

Wednesday is shadowing my channel and will be set aside for my Lush Loves reviews. I am completely and utterly in love & obsessed with Lush and have a tonne of things reviewed and to review for you all due to my constant spending in that place!

Friday is also running along side my channel with any Fit Friday posts. Here you will find my favourite workouts, my obsession with cute workout clothes and some yummy treats too! 

Lastly, we have Sunday... I'm keeping it chilled on a Sunday. I will be reflecting on my week and keeping you in the loop for anything you may have missed on my Channel or perhaps even on the blog. 

The reason why I like to set things out is so I can keep on top of it all and also for you. If there is something you are particularly interested in you will now know when to find it and when to look forward to it. 
Fear not if you are a subscriber to my channel, I will aim to get at least one or two videos up on my channel as well as Vlogging a lot more! If you aren't already subscribed then WHY!? Get on over there and see what I've been chatting about over the last few months! Watch & Subscribe Here!
I hope you are looking forward to seeing me around a bit more on this little blog.

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