New Lush Products | The Summer Collection Reveal

Fotor0817114725new lush products haulRecently Lush have just brought out their summer collection! So, keen to have a look, I grabbed some from the new collection, alongside some of my trusty regular favourites, to talk about for you guys today.new lush products first impressionsFrozen bath bomb lushFrozen Bath Bomb | “Do you want to have a bath bomb? Do you want to splash and play?” This bath bomb, much like the movie it’s based on, is utterly mesmerising. With the uplifting scent of grapefruit oil, combined with the inside packed with silver glitter, when having a bath with this bath bomb; you really will let everything go. (I think this would be a favourite for Evie and Ruby, my cousins!)Intergalactic bath bomb lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb | This bath bomb is very quietly creeping into my favourite bath bomb spot. With it’s name, and a description of “Ever wondered what bathing in deep space would be like? Invite the cosmos into your bathroom with this sexy, interstellar bomb and become the guardian of your own galaxy.” This bath bomb caters to many of my greatest loves. It’s colourful, galaxy-themed and smells like peppermint.rose jam bubble bar lushRose Jam Bubbleroon | Do you want to feel as though you’ve just been moisturised from the heavens and given a bunch of flowers? Then this is the bubbleroon for you. Essentially a bubble bar, but shaped like a macaroon, these bubbleroons are absolutely adorable and pampering. With rose oil and cocoa butter, this bubble bar is a real self-indulgent treat.

Jason and the argan oil shampoo bar lushJason & The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar | I’ve loved this shampoo bar since I was first recommended it by a friend. This product might just solve all of your dry hair problems. Replacing shampoo, it foams up when you’re in the shower, and you simply apply like a regular shampoo. The argan oil (one of my favourite ingredients for anything hair-related) is insanely good for hair that needs a touch of moisture. Although I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with fine hair as it can tend to weigh it down a little.

creamy candy bubble bar lushCreamy Candy Bubble Bar | Another one of my previous favourites. Unfortunately this one has lost it’s signature flower, but that doesn’t mean it’s lost any of it’s softening powers. With vanilla, cocoa butter and almond oil it really is a treat for your skin. And of course I’m going to mention how it smells like the sweetest candy, don’t worry, I didn’t forget.


So there are some of the new products from Lush’s summer collection, along with some of my trusty favourites! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you’re going to try any products from the new www.lush.co.uk range!

Before and After: Blog Photography

When I started this blog I had absolutely no experience with photography, themes or the ‘layout’ of an image or post. But I can safely say that today, 4 months after launching this blog, my knowledge confidence is much greater. I know I still have so much to learn and change, but for now I thought I’d share some tips that I’ve learnt.

The before. I was very proud of my layout here, as I’d never done anything like this before, the only practise I had was copious amounts of photographing my pets. January Favourites

But now, I know that I prefer breaking my posts up, into small, more-detailed, product based images. So I had to figure out which angles to take the images from, and I’ve narrowed some of my favourites down

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The next most important thing after this is clutter, if you’re trying to showcase a product, you want your reader to know exactly what it looks like. It doesn’t help if they don’t know which item you’re talking about in the image. So I find it’s best to have a completely clear backdrop, with nothing but the product as the focus.

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Next is lighting, I know if this isn’t your full time job or hobby, you won’t have a lot of options when it comes to various types of lighting. I would heavily recommend natural lighting. Get all of your pictures taken during the day, or if needs be, any daylight time you have free before you’d like your post to be up. But even natural lighting comes with ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’. Shooting into a window is not recommended, it makes the product appear differently to it’s reality, and usually makes the labels difficult to read. Shooting away from natural light means you get a really accurate depiction of what the product really looks like. However, if natural lighting is difficult for you because you don’t have enough spare time during the day to take your pictures, you might then want to look into artificial lighting. Now you can either go for studio lighting, or standard bulb lighting, as they both work, but they work for different types of images. Standard bulb lighting is much more suited to an image that needs ambience, and some kind of warmth. This is not necessarily the ideal lighting for showcasing make up, because you need to see it’s true colours. Particularly under standard bulb lighting, many eyeshadow palettes all appear to be shimmer based, so you can’t see which shades are matte, therefore studio lighting is better for that.

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Fotor0512152247 Fotor0512152250Above all else, I think the most important thing for an image is to ensure it’s focussed, and if it is, that it’s focussed in the right area. If you use the auto function on a camera, it’ll usually focus on whatever’s closest to the camera itself, but if you use manual settings, you have to make sure you’re focussed on the product, and not the background. Here you can see the two outcomes of a picture taken with manual settings, the background in focus and the product blurred, and then the product in focus and the background blurred.

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That’s it for the tips I have today, let me know in the comments below if you have any additional tips to share!