Lush Creamy Candy Bubble Bar

This bubble bar smells so sweet and delicious. It smells like cotton candy to me with a hint of roses. You may be able to tell I'm bad with describing scents. I'm a sucker for anything in lush that smells sweet.

You simply crumple this bubble bar under your running bath water and let it do its thing. Since I only usually use half of bubble bars like this one at a time I don't think I get the full effect of bubbles, but I still find it amazing. It leaves your skin feeling so mosturised and soft as it contains almond and cocoa butter.

Carrauntoohill Climb Adventure

Two weeks ago I travelled down to Kerry with my parents to climb the highest point in Ireland, Carrauntoohill in the Macgillycuddys Reeks. It's highest point is about 1,040 meters I believe. I have never climbed any kind of mountain before let alone one of this scale and even though I knew it would be tough I really wanted to do it.

On Saturday morning we met up with a guide who was going to help us climb because it was safer and also was good to be told some history of the area too on the hike. We climed with a group of nine people including the guide. We began to hike around 9am and after the first hour of walking on mainly flat land, I was already pretty tired. We slowly began to climb up more vertically. At some stages we had to climb up almost vertical walls of rocks with no safety gear. Even though there was not much chance of falling, someone who is somewhat scared of heights like me would be terrified, which was the case. I managed to subside my fears and just not look down when I got freaked out.

We stopped for about ten minutes half way up and we pretty much all were feeling the strain and I had already run out of water. We continued our journey by travelling up the Heavenly Gates which was a nice route to take in my opinion, it wasn't too hard. The last twenty minutes going up to the very top was the worst no doubt. I genuinely didn't think I'd make it up. It was so warm out and I just had no energy left but I managed to struggle my way all the way to the top eventually. It took around four hours to reach the top.

The view was absolutely stunning. It was such a lovely day but we could only really get a view of the mountains peaking over the clouds. I think it was an amazing view, and just showed how high up we were up. We began to descend shortly after a lunch break and I managed to fall three times being caught by strangers each time. We thought we would be descending down the Devil's ladder, which is the most common tourist route but we began to travel up the neighbouring mountain before we went downwards. At this point we all lacked energy and motivation and wanted to go home. We all managed to complete the hike and come back down to flat ground.

It was a huge struggle for me to climb but it was so worth the view and being able to say I have done it. I rested for a good few days after and had a lot of sunburn but I think it was worth it. I'm sorry the pictures are kind of bad quality, they were taken on my phone.

Lush May Day Bath Ballistic

Lush is one of my all time favourite shops to visit, purely as I am in love with all the products and scents.  A blog post about Lush was one I definitely needed to write.

The lush product that I have most recently tried was the 'May Day' badger bath ballistic. This is a bath bomb in the shape of a badger, which is adorable. It has a prominent smell of liquorice and is quite sweet but not that strong. I was not instantly drawn to this product as liquorice is not a scent that I am normally drawn to but after a lovely conversation with the lady in the store about what the proceeds of the product went to, I knew I had to buy one. The proceeds go towards anti-cull projects in the UK. I had no idea what this was until I was kindly informed. I also had to look it up to make sure I knew what the projects were for.

The bath bomb itself is simple and even though it has a few black patches, it fizzes out completely white. I found the smell to be quite subtle which was nice but the bath bomb was a little boring as it was a little colourless. It left the bath in a misty white fog. The surprise of it was a little message that came out of it as the bath bomb fizzed away. The message read 'Keep those badgers alive' which I thought was very cute.

Last time I was in Lush these bath bombs were still in stock but I don't think they'll be there much longer so buy one while you can and help the badgers too!

X-Men: Days of Future Past movie review

This has been a movie I've been dying to see since I first heard it was coming out. I'm a huge lover of the Marvel Universe so obviously the X-Men are no exception to this. I didn't manage to see it in the first week it came out unfortunately but I have still managed to see it. Needless to say, it did not disappoint me!

The title clearly suggests that this film is about time travel, which a lot of films seem to be about, like another recent film starring Tom Cruise  'Edge of Tomorrow.'  Days of Future Past features Woverine going back in time to the 1970's to prevent a new weapons system that threatens the mutants and also humanity itself being created. The plot itself is quite simple yet it can be found to be quite confusing at times, as time travel is. There is not as much huge actions scenes in it as I had anticipated yet there is just enough action to keep the audience excited to see what happens next. The graphics and visuals of the film are obviously fantastic, and there is a lot of humor to be found also. Which is an added bonus in these type of films.

The cast was absolutely amazing, I don't think a better cast could have been chosen. I might be a little biased saying that as many of my favourite actors/actresses star in it. It features Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Evan Peters. Most of these actors have previously played these roles and I feel that they are the right choices for it. Evan Peters role as Quicksilver that was introduced was definitely a good choice in my opinion and his main scene in slow motion was undeniably my favourite scene from the movie and definitely the most humorous.

Overall, the film lives up to the standard of the X-Men films, which is pretty high. Even if you haven't seen the previous films, this film will still make sense and you don't need much background information to understand what is happening. The film also gives Marvel new space to expand on the X-Men films which is a good thing for fans. If you haven't already seen this film, I suggest going to see it before it goes out of the theatres.