Tuesday, 29 March 2016

We're Back: and More Inspired than Ever!

Hi everyone,

As some of you my have noticed, there has been a lack of posts over the last few months here at Eleven Oh Seven. This has been due to our time and creativity being focused on our Final Major Projects for University.   This‘FMP’ is our largest piece of work that makes up half of this final year's credits/marks. The last 5 months have been spent developing our projects and creating work that will eventually make our professional portfolios, something that took a lot of focus and dedication, so we thank you for being patient with our lack of posts!

Many hours have been spent in the Uni library, which was made more tolerable thanks to Radio One and Spotify playlists, and pack after pack of biscuits and chocolates (guilty!) also helped us stay sane through the past few months.  But now that our projects are submitted, presentations have been given and we’ve taken some time to catch up on sleep, we are more inspired than ever to start blogging again!

With the slight absence of blogging it has allowed us to evaluate our style and schedule, and with that said we will now be back blogging twice a week, on Tuesdays and Sundays.

We hope you are as excited as we are and looking forward to see what’s to come at Eleven Oh Seven!
In the mean-time, catch up with us on our social media channels (see below!)
 See you Sunday. 
S & K  xo

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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Why We Love an Easter Weekend!

Happy Easter everyone! 
Easter weekend has finally arrived. For some, Easter can be a more enjoyable holiday than even Christmas with much less hype and stress. With more time off work, Easter can truly be a time to enjoy with family and friends. The Easter holiday also means a four day weekend here in the UK, something that doesn't happen often. So with that said, today's post is all about four reasons we love Easter weekend!

1. Time to relax: With a four day weekend, Easter is the perfect time to relax and recharge our batteries. It's the perfect opportunity to make more time for ourselves whether it's having a few hours extra in bed or taking some time in the afternoon to relax in the bath with some Easter inspired bath products. Lush have a beautiful Easter/Spring collection which we talked about in our previous post.

2. Seeing family and friends: Easter for many families is the first major holiday after Chistmas when the whole family will be sitting around the same table enjoying each other's cooking and company. The Easter weekend is also a great opportunity to meet and catch up with friends.

3. Films: Like Christmas, in the UK many of the TV channels will be showing old films throughout Easter weekend. We personally can't wait to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Sunday afternoon!

4. Treats: Finally, how could we talk about the Easter weekend without mentioning chocolate?! The one weekend when not eating chocolate is frowned upon, we will most definitely be enjoying an egg or two before the weekend is over!

We hope you all are enjoying your Easter weekend and eat as many chocolate eggs as possible!
 See you next week,

S & K  xo

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Hello all!
You may have noticed our absence from blogging over the past few months due to our crazy Uni work schedules, so what better than our first post back to be a Lush-inspired one!

Last month, we were invited to Lush Cardiff's most recent blogger event to celebrate the new season product releases for Easter and Spring. So if you're on a chocolate detox, or fancy giving someone something a little different this Easter weekend, read on to see what Lush have to offer!

Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb

When we arrived, we were met by the lovely Aimée who showed us around the Spring and Easter products. How cute are those ladybird bubble bars?!  A definite favourite for us was Fluffy Egg: if you love the Christmas Snow Fairy scent, then this bath bomb is for you! Not only does it smell super candy-sweet but also turns your bath the most gorgeous shade of pink.

Easter favourite Golden Egg is back and is as glittery as ever! This product doubles up as a bath bomb and a melt, allowing the cocoa butter and scented oils to be slowly released into your bath, making it feel super luxurious and relaxing.  Bubble bar Bunch of Carrots is also back and has had a colourful update, with the pink and purple additions! These are another favourite for us after having a demo from Aimée and smelling the gorgeous citrus-scent from the bergamot and lemon oils. These are also reusable, making it a great option if you're looking for a longer-lasting product.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow soap is just gorgeous to look at with it's bright colour and iridescent sheen (it's so impressive as a whole, as all of the Lush soaps are!) but also smells divine - with a subtle fruity undertone. K is yet to use hers but can't wait! Also, how lovely is this patterned paper?! Another Lush touch - great for gift-giving purposes!

Other Easter favourites were bath bombs Humpty Dumpty and Which Came First. Both products can be used across three baths, due to their amazing design. When cracked, these bath bombs reveal another element inside! Perfect for little ones to get involved or if you love little surprises. As we mentioned, you can split these across a few baths, or pop the whole thing in for a super indulgent one!

Lush also have a range of amazing Easter-themed gifts, from the Rainbow box above (featuring two products) to the adorable Humpty Dumpty-themed Good Egg below (featuring six products).

After testing the new products, we headed upstairs to have a look at the shower goodies and (no surprise here) face masks.

We'd heard about shower jellies before, but hadn't tried them out and were a bit unsure of how well they'd work! Bouncy Bunny is the cutest addition to the shower jelly family, and after a demo, we were sold. The product was so soft on the skin and smells lovely and citrus-y. Plus shower jellies only take a little lathering and are reusable, definitely worth the money.

While upstairs, we chatted to Aimée about Lush's haircare range, shower creams and fresh face masks. American Cream hair conditioner leaves your hair silky smooth (frizzy ends and all) and smells faintly of strawberries and vanilla cream. We were both obsessed with this product and had to get it!

As you may know, we're both Lush face mask obsessives, and at least one of us buys one every time we visit the store! Cupcake smells so chocolatey, it's hard not to eat! This mask works as a deep cleanser, with the cocoa powder drawing out impurities from the skin. Since K has more spot-prone skin, this product is great to give your face a deep clean and leaves it feeling silky soft.
K also stocked up on her favourite shower cream: The Comforter.

The amazing team at Lush Cardiff gave us all little bags of goodies to take home and try (thank you!) from the new collection: Ladybird, Fluffy Egg, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Rose Bombshell, pictured below!

Rose Bombshell bath bomb is beautifully rose-scented (as the name hints) and includes yellow rose petals inside as you can see here. It's a little larger than regular Lush bombs, and this really comes through in the strength of the floral scent and lovely pink colour the bath turns!

We love these evenings as not only do we get to see all the new products in action, but get to have a good chat to the girls who work there and can recommend us other products depending on our skin type etc.  A huge thank you again to all the staff at Lush Cardiff for putting on another amazing event and for giving us some goodies to try!

S & K  xo

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