The River

The other day I sat by the river, watched the sunlight dance across the ripples in the water and the gentle tide pull pieces of driftwood to the bank. In the river I saw myself; a lone peice of debris, head barely above the cold, being pulled to and fro in no particular direction – just flowing where the waves decided to take me.

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In Between The Gaps

Tonight I drank half a bottle of vodka, and thought about what lies between the gaps – of the things we say and that which we cannot.

We do not always say goodnight, but in the gap I think of you – drunken, distant, from afar.

With clumsy hands I draw your face to remember, a time that we could be together.

And as the gaps grow, and the distance stretches on, I think about all that goes unsaid.

Like I love you. Like I miss you. Like I wish I could lie beside you – that ‘goodnight’ was just a sweet afterthought, muttered under a half-breath, instead of a gap I’ll slip through until the morning.

And when I wake I’ll be sober, but the feelings will remain. A hollow space inside me, that I can’t seem to share.

When you ask me how my day is, I’ll tell you it’s all okay. But I’ll think of you and wish you’d read between the lines, to find the pauses in the conversation, the gaps in what goes unsaid – and remind me that you’re there, waiting on the other side of the ellipsis.

Lush Halloween Haul 2020

On a cold, rainy Autumn day there’s nothing I like more than to draw a hot bath, slide underneath a blanket of bubbles and let my troubles melt away. Bonus points if I can find a way to make it spooky and instagrammable (tattooed leg shots in orange sparkly water anyone?)

As it does each year, the Lush Halloween range dropped signalling a change in the season and my bath game. Here’s what I picked up…

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Lush Subscription Box June

As always, time has completely escaped me and I find myself writing a review on the June box in…August! Yikes. In my defence they do arrive on the last day of the month so technically that only makes me a little over a month late to the party – but better late than never eh?!  So here’s what was included in the second instalment of the Lush subscription box!

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Lush Subscription Box – May 2020

Like most other hardcore-Lush fans, since the dissolving of the kitchen, I have sorely missed my fix of exclusives, surprises and fan-favourite drops. Plus I’ve had a lot more money to spend because it hasn’t all gone on bath products.  

When Lush announced it would be releasing a brand new subscription box through the kitchen – I was shocked yet completely over the moon. As someone who loves a good subscription box and Lush – the merging of two was like a dream come true. Naturally moments after the site was opened for subs I had hopped on there and filled out my details without a second thought. Today I thought I’d share my first box with you, what I got and a little bit about how it all works!

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The Big Comforter Lush Bubble Bar Review

Every now and then Lush will mess with my mind and release one of its products in super-size proportions. We’ve had the giant rose bombshell, the sizeable Mother Earth bath bomb and lavender giant bombshell to name but a few.

When these products drop, I almost always want them because I’m a complete sucker for novelty – anything over-sized or miniature and I must have it. Things have been a little quiet on the novelty up-scaling side of things as of late though. Until what I would consider to be my holy grail of giant Lush products was released – the Big Comforter bar!  (more…)

BOBO Tea DIY Bubble Tea Box Review

One of the things I’ve been really missing throughout lockdown (y’know, besides my friends and my freedom) is bubble tea. For weeks now I’ve found myself checking Uber Eats in desperation, wondering if my favourite bubble tea place would appear. Spoiler alert: it didn’t!

So when a friend linked me to BOBO Tea and their DIY box I jumped at the chance to get my bubble tea fix on! The box was a very reasonable £19.99 with a further £2.99 for shipping. If you’d like to get one you can do so here!

This is not a sponsored post! I’m just sharing the love.
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Lush Bubble Bar Haul 2020 (New!)

Much to my absolute delight and relief (my bath bomb stash was seriously dwindling!) Lush recently re-opened its online doors. With the re-opening came a huge wave of newness – all in the form of fantastic bubble bars! Bubble bars are some of my favourite products from Lush so as you can imagine, I was very excited to see all of the new designs.

Obviously I couldn’t grab one of everything (but will definitely be going back for more next payday) so instead opted for a good selection of things I thought I might enjoy. As always I picked on design rather than scent – because if I pick solely on scent I would be browsing the ingredients list for far too long and decision making would become a chore! I’m extremely happy with everything I managed to snag so thought I’d share my little haul with you today!

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