Thursday, 29 September 2016

Lush Halloween Collection

Lush halloween collection
Hi Lovelies
The Halloween collection has finally landed at Lush and they have so many spooky products to choose from (most are bath bombs) In this post I will list them all and also tell you all about the products I chose. As you can tell by the above picture that I pretty much bought everything from the collection because I couldn't resist because it all looked amazing and seeing as Halloween is only next month this collection may not last too long, so I wanted to try the ones I liked the look of incase they don't become permanent. 


Little fact before I start the post .... this is the first time I've tried anything from the Halloween range even though I love Halloween and Lush.


What I bought 
  • Boo Bath Melt - £3.50 - This is shaped like a cute little ghost and the four key ingredients in this are cocoa butter, ginger oil, geranium oil and mimosa absolute. 
  • Monsters' Ball Bath Bomb - £4.25 - Love the name and love of this! its so darn adorable isn't it, I really don't want to use this haha. The four key ingredients in this are lime oil, neroli oil, olibanum oil and fair trade cocoa butter. 
  • Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb - £3.75 - I really love the look of this because it has all the colours of autumn in this leaf, Im sure this will make an amazing display in the bath. The 4 key ingredients in this are neroli oil, sandalwood oil, Japanese maple sap and bergamot oil.
  • Pumpkin Bath Bomb £3.95 - When I usually think of pumpkins during halloween they are usually scary but this one has a little smiley face which looks nice. The 2 ingredients in this one are pimento oil and vanilla absolute.
  • Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar £3.95 - Another pumpkin but this one is sparkly and in a bubble bar form. The lady at lush suggested I try it because its amazing so I thought I'd give it a whirl. The 3 key ingredients in this are juniper berry oil, lime oil and grapefruit oil.
Other products in the lush Halloween Collection 
  • Goth fairy shimmer bar 
  • Lord of the misrule bath bomb 
  • Fireside soap 
  • Magic wand soap 
  • Little Monster gift set 
  • Pumpkin Gift set 
  • It's Magic Gift set 
  • Moon phases knot-wrap
  • Eyeballs knot-wrap
  • Calarvera knot-wrap 


 I hope you all enjoyed this post, I am a big fan of Halloween and pretty much anything spooky so this collection in my eyes is perfect anyways just to let you all know that the Lush Christmas collection will be out this Saturday the 1st  of October! So excited to see whats out this year. 


 Have you bought anything in the Lush Halloween Collection?

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb Review

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I know I post about Lush products products way to much but I can't help it, I just love everything about the shop since I first went in their a few years ago. I am sure Blackberry has been around for a while now but me and my partner have only just got round to using it last week. I have no idea why we didn't use it before because its such a gorgeous purple colour.

I got this in my last Lush haul with Green Bubbleroon and only used it a few days after that, I usually use one once a week but last week I felt like treat myself. 

On the website on Lush on where it describes this product it says Frankincense says relax and now I have that song stuck in my head!! 

lush blackberry review
First Impressions
Not impressed but also not disappointed, I know i sound like a right picky person but Lush do insist on making some amazing bath products like intergalic and sex bomb Im  just going to have those high expectations! I love how purple it is as purple is one of my favourite colours.

Bath Time 
I like to make sure my bath water is nice and warm before I ever put anything in the bath because Ive made the mistake before of putting it before hand and jumping into the bath only to be FREEZING! I jumped and was a little upset that I wasted a lush product haha. Any doodle onto this one, this fizzled away in the warm water and it looked like a ombre of purple which looked pretty cool I must admit.

It was melted in the water in under 5 minutes and it had a piece of paper inside it which said Boom! which is a bit of quirky little add to this. It kinda remind me of Looney Tunes episode. This has one of the amazing smells which are frankincense oil and bergamot oil.  

My Thoughts 
Honestly I don't know why I haven't tried this soon! its just lovely in so many ways, the smell is just gorgeous and it made my bath a gorgeous bright purple. My partner also enjoyed it a lot and described it as being unique. He also stayed in the bath an extra 10 minutes longer then me because he enjoyed it so much. 

Blackberry has 9 ingredients  that can all be found on the Lush website. 

Pros
~Smells gorgeous
~Sensitive skin
~Vegan 
~Cruelty Free

Cons
none



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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Primark Candles Review

primark candle review
Hi Lovelies
I must admit I love candles but I usually only buy Yankee Candles because they have very rarely let me down. When I go to Primark  I am always tempted to get some of their candles but I was always a bit dubious of actually buying one because I love having my living room feeling warm and having a nice strong fragrance and I always had that thought in the back in my head that it wouldn't be as good, I know that sounds daft but for me an evening in with a nice smelling candle relax me so much. I went back to primark a few weeks ago and thought to myself why not just give it a go? you never bloody know you might just like them and you can try more brands rather then the same old same old.

Primark has a fair few candles to choose from and the prices start off at about £1 and I didn't see anything more then £5, correct me if I'm wrong on this. I got this jar candle for £3 and its called 'Road to Marrakesh' and its in a turquoise blue jar with a gorgeous gold pattern on it. I already have plans to reuse this jar once the candle has finished because  it looks gorgeous.
At the moment this candle is on my mantle piece and on the opposite side of it I have my simply sweet pea candle which is from the yankee candle home range. I have alternated on which I have used over the past few weeks because I like different scents everyday. This candle has a screw lid which reminds me of a candy jar, the wick is quite thick and the candle is white and has a sweet yet spicy scent when unlit 

I lit this candle once my children are asleep and I start blogging which is usually about 8.30, I did this every other day and it lit very easily. While blogging it was very nice to see this jar sitting on my mantle piece as it was glowing beautifully and after about 30 minutes I could really smell the candle and I can't tell you the exact fragrance but it was a little sweet with a bit of spice scent to me which was lovely and it surprised me how nice it smelled because it was on the same levels as my simply sweet pea candle which is from the home range made by Yankee Candle from ASDA.

Primark candles review
Pros

  • Affordable 
  • Lots of different fragrances 
  • They have nice designs
  • Pleasant scents
  • You can reuse the jars
Cons
  • Not as strong as the premium yankee candle but just as good as the home range of yankee candles.


Final Thoughts
I really wish I bought these candles sooner because they have so many designs and fragrances to choose from! They may not be as good as the premium yankee candles but they are still flipping brilliant all the same. I have used this candle about 5 times now and its just past the top part of the label which is great. I can't wait to try more of the candles especially as the jars look so nice too to make something else out of too.

Have you ever tried Primark Candles before? if so what is your favourite?



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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Lush Green Bubbleroon Review

Lush Green Bubbleroon review
Hi Lovelies 
As we enter Autumn I can't help but remember how amazing summer they was this year; I absolutely loved the sunny weather and the long lasting days with ice cream too cool down. As you all might know by now especially if you have seen my blog directory you will see how much lush products I have used over the years, they are one of my most used products. 

Green Bubbleroon was from my latest Lush haul a few weeks back and the reason I bought it was because I think it looks like a very nice shade of green and it had a nice citrusy smell to it too. I have recently found out that this will be discontinued soon so I'm glad I gave it a whirl before that,. I have looked on their website they do still have it at the moment. 

I don't know why this bubble bar kinda reminds me of the Grinch! what do you think?

Lush Green Review
First Impressions 
I love the way this looks, it almost reminds me of a ice cream sandwich but a green version! Its a nice bright shade of green with a little bit of  green lustre on top of it to give it a nice shimmer. Seeing as its stuck together like an in cream sandwich I have split it into two bits so I can use it for more then one bath, I have done this with so many bubble bars before because its much more money saving if you love lush products.


Bath Time 
With bubble bars I like to crush them under warm running water as I think they work better that way and create more bubbles so thats what I did with this one, this bubble bar is very soft and crumbled in the water easily and wasn't hard to do at all.

It melted in the water in under 5 minutes and it had a delicate smell of lime, the bubbles were not amazing and I was expecting a bit more seeing as it was a bubble bar and bubble bars I have tried before had way more bubbles than this one did.  It also made my bath into a light green shade. The citrus smell was ok and I stayed in the bath for 10 minutes. It was fine on my sensitive skin and left my skin soft after I dried myself after the bath

My Thoughts 
I usually have a bath with my partner but this time I had it on my own so todays thoughts are just by me. As much as I want to love this bubble bar I can't say I actually do unfortunately, it wasn't the strongest scented bubble bar I have tried and it didn't make my bath anywhere as green  as the actual bubble bar was, so slight disappointed with it to be honest. I think seeing as I have tried so many products now I have high expectations of each product seeing as they aren't cheap to buy.

This bubble bar contains lime oil, Juniperberry oil, extra virgin coconut oil and fair trade shea butter. It has 23 ingredients which can be found on the Lush website.


Pros
~Delicate scent if you don't like overpowering smells
~ Can be used more then once
~ Soft on skin
~ Vegetarian
~ Cruelty Free

Cons
~ Personally I think its a little expensive

Green Bubbleroon - £3.95


What are you favourite Bath Products? Have you been to Lush lately?
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Book Haul #1

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Lately I've been a big charity shop fan and one of biggest reasons I love to shop in them apart from the clothes is the choice of books they have. Most of the time when I buy books in charity shops they have been unread and those books cost like between £10-£20 brand new, its a massive saving for me because most of the time they are priced between £1 and £2.99  

These are some of the books I have got over the past month or so, I also go the game of thrones first book. Most of the books in my haul is Jackie Collins books because I do love a good romance novel.
book haul uk blog
Jackie Collins - The Power Trip
Described as being a sexy sun-drenched thriller set  on a state of the art yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Things turn sour when a cast of power hungry elites find out they may not be as powerful as they thought. A review on this book said bin the 50 shades of grey- there are no better bedroom scenes then a Jackie collins book. I am looking forward to reading this as its one of Jackie Collins latest books and the reviews sound very promising.

Jackie Collins - Thrill
I have recently started to read this book and I'm addicted to it already! This a book is high suspense with deadly obsessions and relentless desires of a film actress. I must admit seeing as I've read a bit of it already its quite saucy but has some twists in it too. I love the way this book is designed with leopard print and little cats on every page.

Jackie Collins - Deadly Embrace
This books is a prequel and sequel of another book she wrote which is one of her best sellers called Lethal Seduction ( I have yet to find that one so I will read this book after I find that and read that first which I hope will be soon) This book is about passion and suspense which sounds like a very good read indeed

Jackie Collins Hollywood Kids
Jackie brings us back to hollywood hills in another hard to put down book of sex, ambition and revenge, after thrill then this is going to be the next book I am going to read. I just love the design of this book as its bright pink with glossy blue writing on it.

Michael Jackson Life of a Legend 
I have been a Michael Jackson fan for as long as I can remember and I like to collect Michael Jackson memorabilia. This book has lots of life of him and has some pretty impressive pictures in it too, I can't believe it only cost me £1!

What books have you bought/read lately?

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Fitness Journal Week Three


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I can't believe I am on week three of my fitness journal, I am super proud of myself for keeping it up and doing better every week. I think I did well for the goals I set myself in my week twos fitness journal post and hopefully this trend will continue with in the future too. 

Like I said last week I went on the scales to see where I am and from the last time I checked I lost 1 pound I know its nothing major but its still something. The scales will be hidden now until after New Year as to me numbers on a scale mean nothing. As you can tell by my top photo my weight goes to my thighs, butt and arms. I am fine with that I just want to tone my body up more and would be happy to stay the same clothes size but just toning my body up. My waist is small and always has been but I am very happy with the way it looks.
healthy eating
Food Diary 
Ive had some days when I ate some junk food but most of the days I ate more healthy choices but the main thing I am learning is moderation. I have not eaten chocolate for 3 weeks now and usually sub it for a cereal bar, but I will eat chocolate once a month as a treat because I just love chocolate.

I am also using nutribuddy as a protein snack for when I come back from the gym ( I shall write more about it in a future blog post) I have tried it with milk and water and think it tastes best with water. 


Fitness Diary 
I have went to the gym 4 days this week which is fab and most days I have hit my target of 10,000 steps! I did no weights this week as I have a small problem I need checking out with the doctors so I am waiting for the outcome of that. Instead of the weights I did cardio and burnt around 200 calories.

I know 1 pound weight loss isn't massive but it doesn't mean I don't work hard at fitness, when I am at the gym I put 100% in and make sure I sweat. I am getting better at cardio then I was nearly a month ago and to me thats an achievement in itself.
Favourite gym songs this week
Michael Jackson - Don't stop till you get enough
Lipps Inc - Funky Town
Amid Stewart - Knock on wood
LMFAO - Sexy and I know it

Goals for this week

  • Keep going and keep motivated
  • Eat less junk and try keep it to one day of the week
  • go to the gym at least 3 times
  • do 10,000 steps daily  



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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Lush Razzle Dazzle Review

Lush Razzle Dazzle bath oil Review
Hi Lovelies
I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are now enjoying the weekend, for this week has been brilliant, I have been walking the kids to school, going to the gym and treated myself to a few bits in the body shop for an Eid gift. I have tried so many lush things lately but I haven't had the time to post about them as fast as I would like but over the next few days fingers crossed they will be all the posts about the products from lush I have used over the past 2 weeks.

Lush Razzle Dazzle is a tiny hot pink shade bath ball, its so much smaller then other bath bombs in the range but saying that its a completely different product altogether. Its priced at £2 which I know sounds a bit steep seeing as its only a small product.

Anyone else keep breaking out in song and dance with the name of this product? 
'Give 'em the old razzle dazzle
Razzle Dazzle 'em 
Give 'em an act with lots of flash in it 
and the reaction will be passionate 
Give 'em the old Hocus Pocus 
Bead and feather 'em 
How can they see with sequins in their eyes'

lush dazzle dazzle in the bath
First impressions 
Sometimes first impressions mean everything, I must admit I nearly didn't buy this because as soon as I picked it up it was melting a little bit in my fingers which was a little off putting but I could smell how beautiful it smelt and it had glitter on it too which made me decide to buy it.

Bath Time 
Lush wrapped this in tissue paper to keep it from melting anymore and it worked a charm. I put this in a bath of hot-ish water and as soon as it was in the water it started to melt and make my bath into a nice dusky pink shade. 
After about 5 minutes the whole thing melted and left a rather cool lava lamp effect in my bath which I now know why its called a bath oil. I really didn't want to spoil the design so I waited till I got in the bath to mix it all up and once I did that it blended into the water beautifully. 
The smell of this was very nice and was a bergamot oil and violet leaf, the violet leaf was the most strongest smell in this which was nice as violet is one of my favourite scents.

Our Thoughts 
Every time I have a Lush bath I usually go in with my husband as its a great way to relax and then my he can enjoy lush products too because he likes them too. I just loved the scent of this bath and how nice and pink it made the bath. Even though its only a small product I think it was worth the money because it was soothing on my skin and left my skin soft after a bath.

My partners thoughts: I am the one who recommend this to Melissa as its something we hadn't tried before and I am so glad we bought it. I found this to be very nostalgic and reminded me of the 90s and lava lamps which I think is cool.

Pros
~Looks cool with its design in the bath
~Makes the water pink
~Smells gorgeous like violet 
~Leaves skin feeling soft
~Cruelty Free
~Vegan

Cons 
~Melts a little bit as soon as its touched 
~Little on the expensive side 
Lush Razzle Dazzle
Lush Razzle Dazzle Bath Oil 20g - £2.00

I just love Lush products and I think I must shop in there at least once or twice a month, the list of products I have used keeps growing that being said I am so excited for the Halloween and Christmas collections to come in-store and online as one things for sure I will be getting my favourites from them very soon.

What are your favourite products from Lush?

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