Category: Review

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 Cosmetics Easter Haul 2020

It’s been a weird old time lately and I feel a bit strange blogging about bath bombs given the current climate. That said, I purchased this years Lush Easter range several weeks back and they’ve been languishing in the Lush box waiting for their close-ups. Blogging has always been something that has kept me busy and motivated and now in a time where I need those things more than ever, I turn to it again.

Today I will be sharing my thoughts on this years Easter range. Please read on if you’re feeling up to it!

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Five Perfect Cosy Autumn Knits

During the Autumn months there’s nothing I love more than a good woodland walk or to stretch my legs around a country park. It’s the perfect season for spotting wonderful wildlife, taking in natural beauty and of course, pulling on a warm jumper to keep the cold at bay.

For today’s Blogtober post I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite knits – Autumn-appropriate jumpers for cosy Sunday afternoons.

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Spooky Snacks for Halloween Parties

Whether you’re hosting a spooky soirée, Halloween party for the kids or a horror film night with friends snacks are essential. One of my favourite things about the Halloween season is all of the novelty snacks floating around; for today’s Blogtober I thought I’d share some (to suit a range of budgets) with you to inspire your next night in.

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Favourite Pieces In My Brooch Collection

I love jewellery; whether it’s junk or jewels and gold I think it’s a great way of accessorising and showcasing your personality. My collection mostly consists of acrylic pieces from indie designers as I like to support small business and really enjoy the unique designs.

Today I thought it would fun to share some of my favourite pieces from my brooch collection. This post is just a small peek at my collection and is in no way sponsored or endorsed by the businesses mentioned! (But do go and check them out and mention my little blog if you find anything that takes your fancy – it’s nice to be nice!)

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Top Three Indie and Arthouse Films To Watch This Autumn

Autumn is a great time to catch up on film; when the nights are drawing in and the rain is splattering against your windows there’s none of that FOMO that Summer brings about. Suddenly everyone is living their best Hygge-inspired lives firmly shut indoors with their pumpkin-spiced candles and knitted blankets. Binge-watching films on a Sunday becomes a ‘movie marathon day’ and not a sign of depression – just one of the many reasons the cold and cosy months are my favourite.

It being October it only feels appropriate that I share of list of horror films. Unfortunately I’m not a fan in the slightest so I’ll have to forgo that idea and share something a little different with you instead. Here’s my top three list of my favourite indie and arthouse films that I feel are well worth a watch this Autumn.

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Pusheen Subscription Box, Fall 2018

I absolutely love surprises, happy post and Pusheen (that adorable little internet kitty) so figured the Pusheen subscription would be perfect for me. It’s a quarterly box delivered Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter – and usually the contents are seasonally themed. Previous boxes have included such goodies as water bottles, cute plush, stationery etc – and although the box itself is quite steep ($43.95 plus shipping) the content value is worth over $100. Bargain right?

The Fall box is my very first Pusheen subscription box and I received it early November -it’s taken me quite some time to get my act together and write about it but, today I thought I’d share my thoughts on it!

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A Very Mystical Lucky Dip Club Subscription Box

There’s nothing nicer than coming home from a long day at work to discover a colourful Lucky Dip Club subscription box laying on my doormat – the fun enamel pin and funky matching socks never fail to brighten my day.

As the spooky-season is now upon us I have been eagerly awaiting and anticipating this months box, quietly hoping to myself that it would pay homage to Halloween.

Spoiler alert: it did not disappoint!

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Bath And Body Works Fall 2018 Haul (UK)

As a self-confessed bath bomb addict and bubble-bath dweller, I’m always on the look out for new bath-time treats. Living in the UK I’m lucky enough to have access to my all-time favourite store – Lush. Lush has amazing products and for that reason all of my bath bombs, shower gels, scrubs and shampoos come almost exclusively from there and I feel quite content with that. But there’s one store I have always desperately wanted to buy and try products from, and it’s one we definitely don’t have here in the UK – Bath and Body Works.

Up until very recently I have only been able to browse the Bath and Body Works website longingly, adding products to a basket I can never check out with before exiting the site and buying a consolation bath bomb from Lush. That was until a fellow blogger on Instagram pointed me in the direction of a very special Facebook group…

 

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Lucky Dip Club Subscription Box | April

Every month I look forward to opening my Lucky Dip Club subscription box; filled with a fun printed pair of socks, enamel pin and mini zine it really does brighten my day.

Naturally I was eagerly anticipating the April box, but when it arrived I was absolutely blown away by how perfect it was – and very befitting of the season ahead. The plant/grow theme is my favourite by far and I can’t wait to show you everything that’s inside this ‘gram-worthy box.

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Lush Cosmetics Christmas Haul 2017

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Lush Christmas line since last year. Not only are the products super fun and festive but they are among some of my all time favourites. During the December months I take the opportunity to stock up on (and stash away) as many of my faves as possible to see me through the remainder of the year.

Today I thought it would be fun to share with you my small(ish) Lush Christmas haul and talk you through some of the must-haves this year!

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Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Cambridge

Vintage is quite often seen as the ‘in’ or ‘trendy’ thing these days. It’s become cool to dig through vinyl, re-purpose crazy printed shirts and deck yourself out in accessories from bygone eras.

I myself am a big fan of all things vintage and can easily see why others are so drawn to it. Asides from the ecological/recycle and re-use aspect of it all, vintage items are generally of a better quality and last much longer than their modern counterparts. Additionally, the design/style is better thought out and more unique than what is on the (mass-produced) market these days. After all, who wants a cheap, plastic-smelling bag that’s on every other persons arm when you could own a beautiful handmade number for a fraction of the cost?

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