A regular customer of mine is a hairdresser, which means she has been taught the dos and don’ts of the beauty world different to me, so we often clash opinions on what’s best for the hair product and ingredient wise. I’ve been trying to get her to try Lush’s hair products and sadly failing, however, she brought me in a little sample bottle of Joico K-PAK Colour Therapy Styling Oil, and I am pleasantly surprised as well as converted. I never thought that my hair needed an oil before, even with it being drier. Mainly because they’ve only just started to become really popular and more and more companies are making their own versions. The thing I love most about Lush is that I can recognise 99% of the ingredients on the list, and a lot of them I can even eat. So when I saw this list of ‘jibber jabber’ I was a little…

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With Lush being an environmentally-friendly company, they have lots of ‘naked’ products which means no packaging is necessary, if you really wanted you could take them away in your hand or pop them in your pocket. Lush have amazing values and this is definitely one that stands out as normally people are used to boxes and plastic covering up all their products. As good as naked products are, there is a down side to being naked, it means that they can be difficult to store when wet. There are tins that you can buy, but unless you put the product in dry the results can be interesting. My mum has got into the habit of taking things from the ‘Lush cupboard’, up to her en-suite and treating them badly, sometimes completely damaging products. A solution to this I’ve found is using hair bobbles underneath naked products to dry them out…

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My hair has been ridiculously dry lately, possibly for years now as I rarely go to a hairdressers. (Normally I just cut my fringe, which is acceptable in my eyes.) Which means my hair is pretty much dead. I also constantly dye my hair to maintain the red so it is pretty dry and damaged. But since working at Lush I’ve found a couple holy grail products that have made my hair much better. Both H’Suan Wen Hua and Jasmine and Henna are meant to be used as a trichology treatment. Which means, you put the entire pot onto dry hair and leave it on for twenty minutes, although, I tend to leave them on overnight. Not only does this add a lot of moisture and help prevent split ends, it also makes my hair calmer and easier to work with for the next couple days, if not longer. Usually, I just turn…

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My eyes have always been my main feature, they are only little but even from a very young age I’ve always focussed on making them grab people’s attention. I’m fortunate enough to be blessed with long eyelashes, which means if I use a bad mascara, people can really tell, and I don’t feel comfortable at all, all day. A good mascara is very important to me, it has to curl, lengthen and thicken them but not smudge. Often with mascaras you find that it’d be able to do one or two of the above, but an amazing mascara can take you from little lashes, to sassy and fabulous lashes. One mascara I’ve used for years (well the brand) is Max Factor. They’ve never failed to impress me, even with their toughest mascara that takes out a couple eyelashes to fully take it off, every mascara has been brilliant. I acquired…

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Lush is a place where most people would LOVE to work, and often with such big companies there are unshapely t-shirts, or a very strict uniform. Being Plus Size and sometimes body concious means that as soon as I think of a career, I immediately think of the uniform, so when I found out that it was just black and white clothing, I was incredibly happy. Black is incredibly slimming as it is but being able to wear tailored, more fitted options, lace, chiffon, leather, means that I never get bored. After a recent shopping spree I have managed to find my new favourite work outfit….. First of all I have to point out that I JUMPED with excitement after finding this cardigan. Waterfall creates a much slimmer silhouette on me so teamed with shoulder pads and in lace, I didn’t blink an eye lid at the £29 it cost.…

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