Saturday, 31 December 2016

Bubblybex3 turns 2!

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas if you celebrate. I had a great time seeing family and overindulging with food!

Today is New Year's Eve and my little blog is 2 years old! Yay!!!

I still remember biting the bullet and starting BB3. I was fat, lonely and really wanted to connect with others and share my love of beauty plus I thought it would motivate me to change my eating habits.

Now it's not been plain sailing at all. I've been up and down like a yoyo with my weight, hit writers block big time this year and I've spent far too much on eyeshadow palettes but these are all a part of my journey and I wouldn't change a thing.

This year saw me embrace a more positive outlook. I attended events, met up with friends and tried not to let insecurity get the better of me. Most of the time I won so kudos!

I started my YouTube channel bubblybex3 in May and I'm at 400 subscribers which is unreal for a fat chick with confidence issues! 

The best bit was finally starting my weightloss journey in July! I've lost nearly 4 stone and I'm feeling so much better in myself. I'm enjoying the process, making small changes and loving the results so far! I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring! 

I just wanted to thank everyone is has supported me on the crazy adventure! I appreciate every comment, tweet, like or share. It means the world to me! 

I hope you have a brilliant new year!!! I'm 30 this year so the countdown to June 7th is on! Haha.

Much Love,

Bex X 

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Lush Arndale Manchester!!

Hello people!!!

Soo I finally did it! I am no loner a lush virgin! ;)

selection of lush products

I've always been overwhelmed with lush. So many choices, lots of scents to choose from and more skincare than a beauticians studio!  

selection of lush gift sets and products

However a few weeks back I went to a beauty school event that lush in Manchester were having and it was amazing! We were slit into 3 groups to fully experience each section. 

First up was the makeup demonstration. The staff did a full look using the Lush makeup range and quick FYI: lush Manchester is the only store barring London that has the beauty range. You can't even buy it online.

homemade vegan cakes and eye jewels

I was pleasantly surprised by the makeup and fell in love with the eye jewels! Sooo pigmented! 

more lush products

Next we went into the green house, another Manchester exclusive and we got to make 2 products. Each group make different things and my group made a bath bomb called big blue and angels on bare skin. 

making my own angels on bare skin at lush arndale

It was fun to do and get some background on the ingredients used. From the suppliers to the benefits of each one. 

using lush henna to colour hair and learning new hair tricks

Finally we ended the event with a henna hair dye demonstration and learnt how to do a hair knot. 

selection of bath bombs on sale at lush

After we'd experienced each section we were sent off to browse and shop at our leisure. I obviously bought some bits and I'm chuffed with my finds.

trying new lush makeup

Overall I had a fabulous time. I was impressed with how knowledgeable the staff were and you can see they truly enjoy working at lush which just shines through.

feel like a princess with glitter bubble bar wands from lush

I'd definitely recommend the Manchester Arndale store and the great thing is you can book your own beauty party! Be that with a group of you or just with your BFF. 

i made a bath bomb, bought an orange bubble bar wonder and its all about the silver eye jewel

Aren't the wands fantastic? Plus look at the silver metallic awesomeness of the eye Jewel! 

What's your favourite thing from lush?

Much Love,

Bex X 

Monday, 19 December 2016

Party dresses and Frocktails with bonprix

Hey lovelies,

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be invited to a cocktail party with the online fashion site bonprixFor those unaware bonprix is a fashionable online store that caters to everyone including my plus size ladies.

All the ladies who attended were gifted a cocktail dress which we got to pick from the diverse range on offer! I was spoilt for choice!

                                       cocktail dress from bonprix with a flower detail and sleeves

I decided on this black dress with a flower detail on the shoulder and I loved the sleeves as I hate having bare arms. 
I felt fabulous in this dress which for those familiar with my blog you'll know I'm one to hide be hide baggy sweat pants. 

The dress was perfect. It was comfortable to wear, fit like a dream and looked so classy. I even curled my hair and rocked a red lip to truly get into the party spirit.

The event itself was amazing. Set in the gorgeous MalMaison in Leeds which is gorgeous by the way! Oh and the nibbles on offer were delicious as well!

selection of nibbles served at malmaison leeds

Everyone looked amazing and the ladies who ran the event were so lovely and attentive to all the bloggers which is always a great thing to see.

We got to create two cocktails or Frocktails as they were nicknamed and the hashtag was aptly titled #bonprixOnTheRocks 

learning how to make cocktails at malmaison leeds with bonprix

I had a brilliant night! I met some lovely bloggers, got to see up close a selection of the dresses available on and had a giggle making frocktails.

some selfies with other bloggers at the event

These dresses are perfect for those Christmas and new year parties or even those special events that need a fab frock to spice things up!

Want to check out these amazing dresses? Click here and have fun shopping! 

Much Love,

Bex X 

*post contains a gifted item. As always all opinions are my own and I'm always 100% honest.

Monday, 5 December 2016

L'Or des Pharaons Anti-Aging Mist

Hey guys,

As I'm nearing the dreaded 3 0 I'm starting to think more about my skincare routine and anti-aging.

I don't have many but I've noticed a few fine lines and I have some frown lines between my brows that annoy the hell out of me! I really need to stop being a grumpy cow ;)

a spray with gold particles to reduce the signs of aging

Lately I've been putting the *L'Or des Pharaons Anti-Aging Mist to the test. This spray has no hidden nasties, just purified water with pure gold, no I didn't stutter, that's pure gold! With added zinc to aid oil control and platinum to firm and regenerate, this is perfect for those who prefer gentle products. 

Since watching big beauty gurus talking about gold primers I though this was a fab product to incorporate into my routine.

This little bottle of goodness is very refreshing on the face. No noticeable scent which I love as I'm quite sensitive to smells. It leaves my face feeling fresh and prepped.

flat lay of the face and body spray

Makeup goes on just as smoothly and doesn't stick in places which I was worried about initially. In fact this spray actually seems to improve my makeup application.

I haven't noticed any changes with anti-aging but like I said I only have the odd fine line near my eyes so really at this stage it's more about preventing wrinkles than fixing what I already have and skincare needs time to show improvements so I'm hopeful that with continued use I'll start to look 18 again ;)

                               selfie after using the l'or pharaons face mist

This spray is small enough to fit nicely in your makeup bag and is so easy to use its like childs play! We all want young looking skin so adding this to your routine is a simple step for what could be a big difference to your skin.

You can find the L'Or des Pharaons Anti-Aging Mist here

Have you tried this spray? What do you think?

Much Love,

Bex X

*this post contains a gifted item. As always everything stated is my own honest opinion.