Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Walking in a Winter Wonderland! (plus some Lush goodies.)

Busy busy busy.

This weekend was mostly spent in London. I went to 'Winter Wonderland' in Hyde Park TWICE! It is so pretty, especially in the evening when it's dark. For anyone that hasn't heard of Winter Wonderland, it is a Christmas event which is held every year from November to January. There are various different attractions such as an ice rink, Christmas market & there is even a circus. You can check the website for more information & pictures: http://www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/

So perfect for getting you into the Christmas spirit. :)

Unfortunately we couldn't go ice skating on either day as it was all sold out, but we had so much fun anyway just wandering about & taking it all in; it is massive. I remembered to take some pictures!

Whilst in London, I thought it would be terribly rude not to pop in to Lush. There's a few bits that I've wanted (actually, needed...) from there for quite some time now.
 Tea Tree Toner Tab: 75p

I bought this because I actually steam my face once every 2 or 3 weeks in order to deeply cleanse it. It really helps to do it as prep before a face mask as it opens your pores & gets out the first lot of grime & dirt. This tab is to be dropped into the hot water before you steam your face in order to release the essential oils it contains.Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties which are great for soothing and calming spots & mixed with the steam will give your skin an excellent deep clean...I can't wait to try it!

Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask:  £5.50

I've been eyeing this up for months! It looks pretty gross to me in the pot & this picture but after seeing a never-ending amount of amazing reviews on this (I've seen people with terrible acne write that it's the only thing they've found that makes a difference to their skin) I decided to stop judging it by it's looks and appreciate it for the excellent deep cleansing mask it is inside. I am forever on the hunt for products that will really clean out my pores & help me achieve the amazing skin that I dream of. Seriously, I'm obsessed with flawless skin. My hopes for this are set so high that I will be incredibly disappointed if it doesn't live up to all the hype! Review to come.

Mint Julips Lip Scrub: £4.95

Ahh, this is the only product I've used so far. I love it! It's pretty well reviewed in the blog world, but everyone seems to have bought the bubblegum one.Why?! This one smells like after eights..mmmmm...
It's sorted my lips right out. They were dry before & I kept biting them which was just making things worse; after scrubbing this into my lips 3 times a day for 3 days now my lips are soft,shiny & happy. After you've licked your lips free of the remainder of the scrub it leaves a slightly oily, shiny residue a bit like lip balm behind.
At £4.95 it is pretty pricey for something you could technically make yourself (ingredients: castor sugar, jojoba oil, vanilla extract etc etc) but who can be arsed to do that REALLY? There's loads of it too.

Have you been to Winter Wonderland or are you planning to? Are you a Lush Fan? Have you tried any these products? :)


  1. I want to go to Winter Wonderland so bad! I live up North though so it's pretty much impossible :(
    I think I'm going to purchase one of those Tea Tree Toner Tabs next time I'm in town, I've been intrigued about them for a while.

    Frances x
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  2. I popped into Winter Wonderland last weekend - it was great fun, lots of mulled wine always helps to warm you up too! The Lush face mask sounds like an excellent buy, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

  3. wow the christmas market looks really dreamy! =) I haven't tried out many lush products yet but you made me curious about that Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask.. I would like to have flawless skin too :D looking forward to your review! the lip scrub sounds like a good idea!

  4. @FrancesCassandra: Aww that sucks, but surely there's something similar up north? :] & you so should, they're only 75p x x

    @Victoria: Yesss, I loved it! So busy though wasn't it? Crazy. x x

    @ねこちゃん: I just love the lip scrub - tastes like after eights, so yummy. The face mask is really nice! Will review it after a few uses for sure. :) x x

  5. I am going to winter wonderland TWICE next weeeek :-D so excited. I went last year for the first time and fell in love.

    Mmm roasted chestnuts and steaming hot chocolate!

    I also have to admit the bubblegum lip scrub is on my christmas list. I am sold by the pink colour :-P and I love sweet things!!!



  6. Omg! Lucky you. You're going to love it. :]
    The bubblegum one did smell pretty delicious; I just have an obsession with mint chocolate so I just had to have Mint Julips instead. x x

  7. wow amazing pics, I can't stop watching : )

  8. those are gorgeous pictures! and the Lush items you got look great. I'm so mad there's no Lush near where I live. xx