Current Favourites | February 2019

There have been so many favourites that I've had over the past few months, as always I forget them when it comes to writing a post like this. Yet there are a few things that I have enjoyed recently that I'd like to share. 


The first thing I've been loving is the Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane body moisturiser. Now I love all of the Body Shop products they're always such good quality, moisturising and smell amazing. This scent is from their Christmas range so I'm not sure if its still available. It smells really minty and meant to be like a candy cane. I think after applying it on your skin it smells like mint ice cream, which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing but I like it. You get so long out of all of their products and there's no doubt I'll be using it for a while.


The next thing of my favourites is Lush's Dad's Garden Lemon Tree Body Spray. I hadn't ever tried any of Lush's sprays before and I love the smell of their Snow Fairy body spray as one of my friends has it and it always smells amazing. Unfortunately they didn't have it when I went but I still wanted to try one of their sprays so I got this one. They are so fresh and you can smell how natural all the sprays are. I love this one as it's a nice scent to wake up to and smells very citrus-y and just reminds me of very happy sunny summer days, which I can't wait for. You can't smell them very strongly yourself after spraying it on yourself but I know to others the scent stays all day.


The last thing is Zoella's Drench Bubble Bath Soak. I don't like much of Zoella's products other than the scents as in terms of skincare etc I don't find the stuff as good quality as other brands. Yet, I do love the majority of bath products, mainly the bubble baths, as they produce an insane amount of bubbles and I like to add it into the cocktail of my other bath products to make it more relaxing.


What's everyone's favourites been this month?

Lush Shower Bombs | Review

When I first went to write this it was a few months ago I'll admit, so the products aren't as new as the first week I got them. Yet, at least this means I've had a lot of time to review this and a lot of other things that I'm planning on posting about soon enough. Lush released a collection of what they call 'shower bombs' recently and these are essentially bath bombs for your shower. I think this is a great idea as not everyone has a bath and could still want to enjoy the fun of a bath bomb. They work the same way as a regular bath bomb, once under the water they begin to fizz and dissolve like a normal bath bomb. With these, instead of placing them in a pool of water and bathing in it, you hold it under the water and as it dissolves you rub it on your body just like a shower scrub or shower gel. Allowing you to have the benefits of multiple products in one while also the fun of a bath bomb. 


I have to say I don't enjoy these as much as I thought I would. The ones that I have tried are Sleepy, which is the main review, and Not Sleepy, almost its opposite. I think it's a nice idea for people who want to treat themselves in the shower, as a bath is normally deemed more relaxing. The shower bomb, melts as you put it in the water and fizzes as you rub it on your skin. It smells really nice and you don't have to use it all in one go which is a good idea. The Sleepy bath bomb smells like its counterpart products which smell very relaxing and like lavender and it is shaped like a little white cloud. While Not Sleepy is bright yellow and smells like citrus. I think that it doesn't really work and the textures aren't the best feeling on the skin, I can't imagine wanting to rub a regular bath bomb onto my skin, and it doesn't feel like theres many benefits in using it unless you want to try something new as you may like it but it doesn't work for me. It feels as if there's not enough product for the price and I would rather a regular body scrub in its place.


Has anyone ever tried a shower bomb before? What do you think of them?

A Fresh Start | Outfit

Long time no see. I think sometimes blogging isn't always something I need to do all the time. Although I enjoy it, I think a break is needed for a while, and I think I'm ready for a fresh start. I write purely for myself and I think its time I really scaled back to that pure form of writing as the blog sphere to me lately is very congested and I know this is very small scale compared to most of the things out there and it's taken me a while to be okay with that, so here we go again. 

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I've been wearing nothing but jumpers everyday recently and I'm obsessed with 'ugly' style sweaters and I know they're not everyones taste but I love them.


Jumper | Primark
Jeans | Bershka
Belt | Primark


What's your favourite fashion style at the moment?

Lilac Breeze | Outfit

It's starting to get chilly and breezy as we approach the colder months, and although I hate the cold weather I love colder weather fashion, jumpers and scarves are just too cute! I started wearing jumpers again and got a new warmer jacket so I thought it was time to start posting more winter-y outfit posts. 


   
Outfit
Jacket | Only
Jumper | Vintage
Jeans | Miss Selfridge
Shoes | Converse X Miley Cyrus


What's everyone else wearing in the colder months?

Lush Haul | September 2018

It's no secret I love Lush and I ran out of a lot of products recently, and I use a lot, so a haul was something that was so needed. I run out of bath bombs a lot quicker than other things because you obviously use them all in one go but I did pick up a few new pieces and older favourites, I am putting some of the products that I've never tried before in a separate post to do a better review of them, but here is the bulk of what I bought. I didn't buy this stuff before the new Halloween stuff arrived in store either, but I do know I will be picking some of those up too.



The first thing that I picked up was my favourite bath bomb of all time, Intergalactic. This has been my favourite for about two years and no other bath bomb has topped it yet. I love the mint smell and how relaxing and bright it is. I love watching the colours swirl in the bath and the colour that it leaves the bath with is amazing, and watching the glitter float around it is so pretty.


The next product is the classic Charity Pot, I have gone through so many pots of this stuff. It's super moisturizing, not sticky, soft and smooth on the skin. The best part about this product is that they donate the money from purchasing (minus tax) to charities that are on the packaging.


The next thing I purchased is Scrubee, which is a packaging free body scrub. This is so soft due to the shea butter and exfoliating scrub within leaves skin fresh and new feeling. This is my favourite scrub that I have tried from Lush, I also really like scrub scrub scrub, and I know that they have released some new ones recently that I need to also try.

The last thing I purchased is the Think Pink bath bomb, this bath bomb smells really sweet with vanilla undertones, and I love how vibrant it is. It is also a very glittery bath bomb and it's a wonderful colour in the bath, perfect for when the days are looking a little more dull.


Has anyone else tried anything from Lush recently? What would you recommend?

Salou & PortAventura | Photo Diary

If you know me then you'll know one of my favourite places to go on a holiday to is Salou, Spain. I've been about five times growing up and fall in love with it every time that I go, it's a beautiful city, with so much to do and amazing weather. One of the places I always visit and love to go to is the PortAventura theme park, which is a beautifully themed park with an array of rides to suit every age. I thought I'd share some of my favourite photos in a photo diary as they all make me so happy. 

This is the view of the park when you first enter, giving you a view of the park's top attractions, Shambala, Dragon Khan, and Hurakan Condor.

   

 Just like Disney and Universal, you can meet characters on your travels around this park, such as Woody and Wendy Woodpecker, Betty Boop and Seasame Street characters. 

    
Ferrari Land opened last year and is a new theme park which has the tallest roller coaster in Europe, Red Force. In the second photo is the Shambala which was previously the tallest coaster in Europe.

 Views of Shamala and Dragon Khan, the tallest coasters in the park.

    
 This is the pool from the PortAventura hotel, and the best waffle that you will ever try. 

    
 This is the view from the entrance at the other side where you can see attractions such as Furious Baco, and Red Force in the back which is part of their new theme park Ferrari Land, the second photo is from the Wild West themed area.

Has anyone ever been here before or would like to visit?

University Tips and Advice

I have just graduated from University this week, which is crazy, and although I am going back, I always enjoy reading tips to get me through the toughest part of the year, at the beginning, I thought that I had enough information over the past three years to share my tips with people just beginning or starting their education journey. 


Being Organised
My number one tip for beginning University or college is to try to be organised, I know this can mean different things for everyone. For me at the start of the year it helps me become more motivated to buy new stationary and planners to keep myself organised and on time to every thing. Taking notes is one of the most important things for me, whether I read back over them or not is not so important, writing them down helps me remember and learn things. I'm a very visual learner too so I really like having my notes neat and different notebooks and folders for each class. I know that will not be for everyone as there are many different ways to be organised. 

Keeping On Top of Your Work
This is something that I don't always follow but it's very important so that things don't pile up and that stress doesn't build. I always make sure that I try to have my assignments done at least three days ahead just so I'm not leaving everything last minute and it also means I have enough time to fix it if I need to and in case a printer has a melt down, there's a lot of things that can go wrong. As I studied English I had a really big reading list, as a lot of other subjects do, and a lot of time it's almost impossible to get it all done but the best option is to pick the ones you think you need the most and skim read others. Also keeping on top of readings means that you can get the most done out of a huge pile.

Pick Things That Challenge and Interest
Sticking to the point of reading the most important texts, always pick the classes and texts that interest you the most, if you have a choice, as the more interested you are in the topic and text, the more you will be interested in working on the essay or assignment. If you also have a choice in essay/assignment topics I would always say pick the one that you think is the best originally as I think your gut instinct is always right and it does help. 

Campus Activities
Depending on where you attend there is going to be different activities and things to do when you're not in class or studying. I personally don't take part in a lot of clubs and societies on campus as they are often on quite late and I don't live near campus but I know a lot of people that make really good friends and have a really good time partaking in these activities. One of my favourite things is to go to guest speakers talks and go for lunch and exploring the town during breaks from class. Having a good balance from studying and taking a break is the best thing to do. 

Exams
I know it's a bit early for exam advice but during the year there is always hints as to what might be on an exam and to write these things down and look out for them throughout the year and not just at exam time will really help when preparing to study and studying. Some classes may have exams all year round and not just at end of term so getting enough sleep is one of the best things that you can do before hand and is relevant all year too.

I'm sure I have missed out on a lot of things that I can talk about but if you need any specific advice or tips on anything just leave me a question in the comments and I'll try to answer as best I can!