Sudio Sweden Rose Gold Earphones

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

Sudio Sweden Rose Gold Earphones
I don't know about you but I am constantly listening to youtube videos or music throughout the day and before I go to sleep *which is awful for my sleeping pattern but that's another post all together*. I've bought so many earphones and they never last more than six months before they are a tangled mess with exposed wires. The best earphones I've tried, until these, were the JVC Gummy Earphones but they aren't easily available now, they aren't super comfortable and as with all wired earphones, they become a tangled ball of wires no matter how careful you are with them.

When the lovely people at Sudio Sweden got in touch, I was excited to choose and review a pair of their earphones; I chose the *Sudio Sweden Vasa BLA Rose Gold and White Earphones (£80). The Vasa BLA range is wireless, so no more tangles and frustrations trying to untangle the earphones while simultaneously breaking the wires. The earphones come with a quick start guide, owner's manual, extra earphone sleeves, metal clip, battery, charging cable, quality assurance card and a genuine leather travel case, all of which come in a box making it an aesthetically great gift.
Sudio Sweden Rose Gold Earphones
I chose the white and rose gold earphone colour option but there are three others to choose from. They are all suitable for bluetooth enabled devices, it works perfectly with my iPhone 5C. It has 12 metre wireless range with up to eight hours of listening - it can be quickly charged in 10 minutes but a full charge will be two hours. I've only had to charge mine twice so far and each time, I've fully charged my earphones.

They are very quick and easy to charge and use, I already had some big, ugly wireless headphones so I knew how to use them but even if you haven't they have very simple with a basic bluetooth remote that you use to switch the earphones on/off as well as changing the volume and it has an inbuilt microphone.
Sudio Sweden Rose Gold Earphones
As well as the tangle issue, I find that the majority of earphones to be really uncomfortable but when I switched out the sleeves to the smallest included, they were so comfortable - I can wear them for a couple of hours at my desk without my ears being uncomfortable which is amazing! What is equally amazing is the sound quality, my Apple earphones pail in comparison to these and I don't think I'll be able to go back to cheap wired earphones after using these!

I'm visiting York in a couple of months time and I am visiting various cities in Norway in the summer and I will definitely be taking these along with me as they already come with a travelling case, they are super light and comfortable and they won't tangle up in my bag while travelling.
Sudio Sweden Rose Gold Earphones
My only issue is that while they are on, there is a flashing blue light which is a bit annoying and if you forget to charge them then you have to wait for them to charge which obviously you don't have with normal wired earphones so you'll have to decide which you'd want; however I think these earphones are so aesthetically gorgeous, comfortable and the sound is wonderfully rich and clear - I cannot recommend them enough! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Sudio Sweden have an amazing offer on currently where you can get a free phone case with every purchase as well as free express shipping! Additionally you can get 15% off with my code: ofbeautyand15

What do you think of these earphones? Have you tried these or any other wireless earphones? 

Valentines, Mother's Day + Exclusives Lush Haul

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Lush is one of my favourite brands, not just because their products look and smell amazing or their ethics but also because of their new seasonal collections! Spring is my favourite time for Lush releases as we have Valentines, Mother's Day and Easter releases all around the same time *yay* so I had to treat myself as I've wanted to make a Lush order for so long!

The products I ordered were either from the Valentines, Mother's Day ranges or the kitchen exclusives which are only available online (or maybe in the massive store on Oxford Street which I definitely need to visit this summer!). I bought nine lovely items although two of them are for my blogs upcoming 5th birthday giveaway in May.

Metamorphosis Bath Bomb (£4.25)
I think this bath bomb is one of my most unusual looking bath bombs I've seen from Lush! It has a glittery grey exterior and it looks as though it will be pink inside; I love the design and to me it smells almost exactly like the Yankee Candle Witches Brew candle which is heady with patchouli, black pepper oil, cinnamon and myrrh.

Get Closer Dusting Powder (£6.95, 45g)
I have almost used up the Silky Underwear Dusting Powder so I needed to pick up another as I use mine so much as a talcum powder, to sprinkle over linen and surprisingly as a dry shampoo! This dusting powder contains neroli oil, jasmine absolute, lemon oil, calamine and clay so it smells very floral, sweet and musky which reminds me of something that annoyingly I can't put my finger on but it's lovely!
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Kiss Me Quick Wash Card (£2)
This is a new Lush product to me, I haven't seen them before but it's an interesting idea as this little card is a wash card so it would be perfect for travelling and it smells so lovely - to me it's floral, sweet and very 'lush' scented! This valentines exclusive wash card will be part of the massive prize bundle for my blogs 5th birthday giveaway in May so stay tuned!

Flowers Barrow Bath Oil (£2, 20g)
Another product that I haven't really seen before as it's a solid bath oil and it's also one of the most beautiful products that I have bought from Lush - I love anything with flower petals included! This bath oil is indulgently floral and I cannot wait to use it as I haven't used a bath oil like this before.

T'eo Bar Solid Deodorant (£5.50, 90g)
There are certain products that I have wanted to try for so long from Lush and their natural, solid deodorants are one of them. I have been putting off buying this deodorant for *literally* years as let's be honest, it's not that exciting but I'm interested to see how well it works. It contains apricot kernel oil, lemon oil, juniper berry oil and tea tree oil and it's apparently powerful and super absorbent so if I get on well with it, you'll see it in my monthly favourites!
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Ups-A-Daisy Bath Bomb (£3.50)
This adorably cute flower bath bomb is part of the new Mother's Day range and it is so fun and colourful; it's also quite a large bath bomb! To me it smells musky and floral (I've said that about everything, oops) with rosewood and rose absolute. I think it would make a fantastic Mother's Day gift or as I've done...buy it for yourself.

Pink Custard Shower Jelly (£4.25, 100g)
Another Mother's Day item and again it's so cute, colourful and it has a heavenly but subtle scent. It contains ingredients that you would find in desserts much as tonic bean, brown sugar, golden syrup and coconut milk as well as some more typical pampering scents of lavender and neroli. I can't wait to use this shower jelly as it's such a unique product although I think it will be a bit of a juggling act to use!
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Flowering Tea Re-Useable Bubble Bar (£5.95, 100g)
I have wanted to buy this bubble bar for months but it keeps going out of stock online. I haven't used one of their apparently re-useable bubbles bars before and I'll probably end up using it all by mistake while taking photos and then I'll drown in a sea of floral bubbles. It looks like a giant teabag filled with petals...is their anything more British?

Ladybird Bubble Bar (£3.95)
I thought that this adorable ladybird was part of the Mother's Day range but now I'm not sure; either way, it is so cute and it's also going to be part of my upcoming giveaway! It contains sweet geranium and peppermint, it's such a unique scent and I think everyone will love it!
www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.ukPhew, that's a long post and I could have made it a lot longer as I took over 70 photographs of these products #BloggerProblems. Lush products as so incredibly photogenic and I cannot wait to use these products as part of my pamper evenings. Remember to follow my blog and social media to find out when my massive blog birthday giveaway will be live! 

Have you bought anything from Lush recently? What do you think of the Valentines and Mother's Day ranges? If you've tried any of these, let me know what you thought!

February Favourites

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How is it the end of February already? The year seems to be going by so quickly, I feel like New Year was last week! Anyway, as it is almost the end of the month, it's time to share the products I've been loving in February although some I've also been using constantly in January as well. Today's post features some long lasting makeup, eczema friendly skincare and a few lifestyle favourites (let me know in the comments below if you like a mix of beauty and lifestyle products in my favourites posts or just beauty!). 

Makeup
There have been two main beauty products that I have been using since the end of December and I cannot recommend enough; the first is the almost completely finished Essence Fixing Powder. I have gone through at least two of these powders already and I only have a thin ring of powder around the edge of the pan now. It magically transforms any of my foundations into a slightly matte but skin like perfect foundation - love!

The second is the beautiful Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita which is my perfect everyday rosy red shade. It is so incredibly comfortable on the lips, the pigmentation is fantastic and it applies, as the name would suggest, very velvety and smoothly. The longevity is the best thing about this lip pencil as on me it lasts almost all day even through eating and drinking; I need to treat myself to another shade, I'm thinking Bahama.

One of my resolutions was to use up and have a clear out of my makeup which means trying out all of my old foundations to see whether I want to keep them anymore and I haven't got rid of one yet...oops. My latest favourite is the Bourjois Sleep Effect Foundation which is the perfect match for my skin tone, it's amazing on my dry skin and the coverage is a medium but slightly buildable. Sadly, I think it's been discontinued but if you see it, get it!
A palette I've been loving the is indulgently chocolatey Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette which is the perfect palette for me. I love the packaging, shade range, cocoa smell and in particular the shades: Coconut Creme, Truffled, Puddin' and Mousse. I use a mix of Truffled and Puddin' as brow shades and Coconut Creme as an all over the lid shade.

For the last makeup favourite, I never know whether to add it in the makeup or skincare category as it's a lip balm; one of my favourite lip balms ever! The Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm which is a mini and it has lasted for so long! I love the packaging, slight rosy shade and the intense moisture and smoothness it provides.

Now onto the two skincare products I wanted to mention; the first is a new product that admittedly I've only had for about a week but I love it so much that I needed to talk about it and the second is a long term favourite from the best skincare brand ever, Antipodes. 
Skincare 
Let's start with the product that has impressed me the most this month and it's the *La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 which is a soothing repairing balm. As you will know if you have been following my blog, I have eczema on my face and also on my hands which can be so incredibly sore, itchy and leaves my skin with not just a burnt look but it feels like it too. I've been lucky enough to find a prescription cream that helps as well as great skincare but I'm always on the lookout for more to try.

This product impressed me from the first use, it's a thick white cream (it's not a glossy, gloopy balm as the name would suggest, thankfully) and it leaves my irritated skin, both on my face and hands, so calm, soothed and moisturised which is incredible. Thankfully, I haven't had a massive eczema flareup so far this year so I haven't been able to test it fully; however on the small flareups I've had on my hands and face, it has been amazing and when used as part of my evening skincare routine, it is so effective, leaving my skin in the morning looking so much better than it did the day before! I'm impressed!

The second skincare favourite is the Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Eye Cream which to be honest, I've just been using as a thick face cream before applying my makeup, rather than an eye cream. It's a lovely cream, the texture is so smooth and rich and it gives my skin an instant moisture boost.
Now for a few lifestyle favourites, the first is this beautiful bouquet of flowers! Flowers not only make any room look so fresh and spring ready but from a bloggers point of view, they are amazing props! I love including flowers in my blog photos and gypsophila is so beautiful. 

My next lifestyle favourite is my small vinyl collection, I've been listening to Motion City Soundtrack the most as their albums just make me feel so much more productive and energetic! I also love the album 'V' from Wavves. 

Lastly, food favourites! This year my diet has been 90% vegan which I'm so happy with and I've been able to find some fantastic vegan food such as the Tesco Free From Choc Bars, the Sainsburys Vegan Cheeses and my vegan savoury pancakes - recipe coming soon in time for pancake day (28th Feb). 

Have you tried any of these beauty products? What beauty or lifestyle items have you been loving recently? 

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