Lush Review – Bubblegum Lip scrub

Thanks to Lush, my chapped, flaky and dry lips are a thing of the past!

I decided to try their Bubblegum Lip scrub to see how it works, as it smelled amazing. Truth be told I was a bit hesitant as it’s quite expensive and the pot is super small, but I don’t regret buying it at all, as I’ve been using it a couple of months now and there is still so much left.

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So basically this Lip scrub is used to rub all the dead skin of your lips to make it smooth and soft. It is perfect to use before applying Lipstick, especially matt or liquid lipsticks as those tend to go into dry cracked lips, so this scrub prevents that. Best of all you can actually lick off the lip scrub from your lips as it is 100% edible and so yummy!

Image from Google

Image from Google

Image from Google

Image from Google

Lush offers a few different Lip scrubs, they have the Bubblegum, Popcorn and Mint Julips scrub, they also offer a limited addition Christmas lip scrubs, Santa’s Lip scrub & Sugar Plum Fairy Lip scrub.

I really love this scrub it works great and also plumps up your lips a bit!

Photo by A Whimsical Chaos

** TIP – if my lips are very dry and chapped, I use the scrub at night and apply Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream afterwards, then the next morning my lips are back to normal and super soft!

Photo by A Whimsical Chaos

Smell: The Bubblegum Lip scrub smell is amazing, it has a super sweet smell and best of all you can actually eat it!

Colour: N/A 

Feeling on skin: Ok well this is for lips so the scrub has a sugary, hard feeling when applying and afterwards your lips feel very soft and plump.

Cost: R105, it is quite expensive as it is a very small pot, but it is worth it as it lasts very long and u only use a little bit at a time.

Let me know if you’ve tried the scrub and what your thoughts are!

Xx
Nici 

 

Current Fave – Metallic Lippies

Helloooo Guys

Trend alert!! Metallic Lippies – Love them / Hate them they are in at the moment, along with all things Metallic and Mermaid.

Personally I am loving this new trend, I love sparkle and glitter and lipstick so all of these combined is just, ah, PERFECT! I bought myself a liquid metallic lipstick and then when I got it, I though, oh crap, this is going to look horrible and once I actually tried it, I literally wore it everyday for an entire week – I loved it SO much!!

It is a bit of a risky trend if you are someone who plays it safe with make up, but I promise you, just try it, even if you try a light pink metallic, you will not regret it.

Below I added a few pics for some Metallic Lippie Inspo;

Metallic Range by Colourpop

Metallic Range by Colourpop

Kylie Cosmetics Range

Kylie Cosmetics Range

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

If you are interested in buying a Metallic lipstick go have a look on Samika store, they offer a wide variety of International Make Up brands on their website at very great prices. I bought myself a Colourpop Metallic lipstick on the site and I was very happy with the service received! Anddd great news lovies, because you are one of my amazing followers you get a special 15% discount on  all Colourpop items purchased from Samika if you use the promo code chaos05 at checkout!

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*** click HERE to go directly to all Colourpop items sold on Samika store and remember use the promo code chaos05 at checkout for the 15% Discount  ***

Happy shopping..

Xx
Nici

1 Clothing item // 2 ways to wear it

Summer is back and so is the T-Shirt dress.

Below I did a look to go from Beach bum to glam with a simple T-Shirt dress.

It’s all about the accessories you use with the dress. This a such a versatile item to own, you can even wear it in winter with some stockings and a jacket, there are so many possibilities. This goes for normal casual dresses as well, if you want to glam it up, pair the dress with some cute shoes, or heals and statement jewelry and you’re good to go. For a relaxed look wear it with sandals or even flip flops.

1 Clothing item // 2 ways to wear it
Xx
Nici

Current Fave – Denim Jackets

Hi Lovelies,

It’s been a while, I know, I am so sorry I’ve been so quite the past few months. But I’m back and will be posting regularly again!!

While I was away so many trends have popped up, fizzled out and also the 90’s finally made its comeback – Yassss.. (more on that later…)

But besides all that I have to admit my favorite item at this moment has to be a signature item that everyone should have in their closet and that is a Denim Jacket. To be honest I wasn’t the biggest fan of a denim jacket, it always just made think back to Britney & Justin T’s Red Carpet denim on denim iconic look – nope… Anyway I also had nooo idea on how I would wear it, now I literally wear my jacket so much, I think people are starting to think it’s the only warm item I own…

It’s like the most versatile item ever, I normally wear it over dresses or with black jeans, I can’t see myself wearing them with other denim pants, but you can totally pull that off too.

Current Fave - Denim Jackets

Current Fave – Denim Jackets by awhimsicalchaos featuring a denim jacket

Picture from Pinterest

Picture from Pinterest

Picture from Pinterest

Picture from Pinterest

Picture from Pinterest

Picture from Pinterest

 

How do you wear your denim jacket?? I would love to hear, feel free to post your top tips on wearing yours in the comments.

Xx
Nici

Current Fave – Black Jeans

Black has always been my go-to colour for clothes, some say it’s boring, I say it’s stylish and mysterious. If you open my closet most stuff will be black, I’ve tried in the past, to steer clear of the colour but, oh well – no luck, I just Love it too much..  At the moment I just love black jeans, it looks so good, it can be dressed up classy or grungy and best of all it has a slimming effect.

I mean what’s not to love. My favorite style is the straight leg or skinny jeans and then either ripped or not – that’s up to you.

Below I put together a few pic’s of how to wear black jeans for some Inspo.

Current Fave - Black Jeans
Photo via Pinterest
Photo via Pinterest
Photo via Pinterest
Photo via Pinterest
Photo via Pinterest
Photo via Pinterest
How do you wear your black jeans?? Let me know in the comments below!!
Xx
Nici

Current Fave – Colourful Hair

Happy Happy New Year Lovelies!! I thought I’d make my 1st post for 2016 a Colourful one.. So as mentioned before my hair has kinda been my safety net in the past and last year I made a huge change by cutting half of it off and colouring it various different ways. Now that I feel more comfortable with changing it I decided I wanted to try something fun..and I did..

Pink Hair don't Care

Pink Hair don’t Care**

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Current Fave – Blazers & Basics

At the moment my “go-to” outfit is a Blazer & Basics outfit. I will wear Jeans, with a cute or casual top and throw on a blazer to round off the look.

The reason why I love this type of outfit is it looks kinda sophisticated and fun if you wear a graphic T under the blazer. Also you can wear various types of shoes with it, dress it up with a pair of pump heels or wear sneakers with it, both works perfectly!

I feel that this is the perfect smart casual outfit and it’s always a winner, when in doubt try this combo!

Below I have a few examples of types of blazers and tops I would wear together. As you can see the Blazers are various colours and the tops range from more formal tops to graphic T’s. You can mix and match various blazers with different tops to see what works for you.

Blazers & Basics

Blazers & Basics by awhimsicalchaos featuring a gray shirt

Xx
Nici

1 Clothing Item // 2 Ways to wear it

Hey guys, so the basic grey t-shirt is a great and very versatile clothing item to have, personally I’m a huge fan! Below I did another post on how to wear 1 clothing item 2 ways.

I really love it when I can use a clothing item for a dressed down look and also for a more dressed up look, cause sometimes I just want to be casual and chilled and sometimes I feel like dressing up and looking more sophisticated. And obviously it depends on where you are heading.

So the Look on the left is an edgy chilled look, Ripped black jeans, the Grey t-shirt with a furry Parka scarf and some vans. To round off this look I’ll add some Dark red or Plum lipstick to give this look some extra edge.
The Look on the Right is a bit of a more dressed up look, I added a nice jacked, Pretty skirt, tucked in the t-shirt, with a statement necklace, for some glam and cute black pumps.

I would say that my grey T-shirt is one of my favorite clothing items in my cupboard, it’s such a basic clothing piece but I just love it!!

Xx
Nici

Current Fave – Dark Lipsticks

I’ve always been a Lipstick fan, I have a small collection of my own.. it keeps on growing and I have colours that range from Nude to Dark Red & Plum.

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Currently I love a darker lipstick colour, it’s just so edgy and it’s such a confidence booster.. I feel a little bit Badass when I wear a very dark lipstick and I love it. Don’t be scared to try this edgy trend, at first you might think “Oh Gosh”, but once you get used to it you’ll be rocking the dark lipstick on a daily basis.

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Lush Review – Granny Takes A Dip

For this Months Lush review I tried the Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb.. Wow so this is such a colourful bath bomb it looked super pretty in the store I had to try it. Unfortunately they are not available anymore, so I had to try it before they discontinued it. Luckily they now sell a Granny takes a dip Bubble Bar – I will try this one and let you guys know..

Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb

Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb

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