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!
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…
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.
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!
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?
December is finally upon us and now is the time to celebrate (and blog about) all things festive. Never mind that we put our tree up in November or that I have been merrily drinking Snowballs for the past week. December makes it all official and I can finally shake my baubles and shimmy my tinsel without fear of recrimination from the ‘it’s not December yet, what on Earth do you think you’re doing?!’ crew (Grinches.)
So with that little spiel out of the way, let’s move on to something super merry; November’s Lucky Dip Club combo box!
October has been one of the busiest months of my life. Between moving house, working full-time and taking part in Blogtober, I’ve barely had the time to process it all. That said, it has been an exciting month – full of new and happy memories. As it is slowly coming to a close (I can hardly believe how quickly the month has passed!) I thought I would share my favourite things with you.
If you have read any of my Lucky Dip Club unboxing posts, you’ll know that I love my combo subscription box and receiving a fun pair of socks and pin each and every month.
Well, the LDC has fairly recently become even more exciting with the introduction of the Fri-YAY! surprise. In case you aren’t yet familiar with it, the Fri-YAY! surprise is a surprise that is released every Friday at 8am in limited quantities. This surprise is often a piece of jewellery (think necklace or brooch) that has been collaborated on with an indie designer/maker and is priced at a very reasonable £10.
It’s that time of the month when cute and colourful mail drops through letter boxes across the country and further afield. It seems like only last week I was unboxing August’s box how quickly the months have rolled around! (more…)
Autumn is my most favourite season; to say I am enamoured with it would be an understatement. I just love all the pretty scenery around at this time of year. The gorgeous golden, yellow and rust leaves, the crisp, cool air and sunshine and of course, all of the fashions.
During the Autumn months I will happily stock up on chunky knitted jumpers, cute printed dresses, scarves and accessories in my favourite colours of mustard, burgundy and forest green. For weeks now I have been buying little bits and pieces here and there to completely refresh my Autumn wardrobe. Today I thought I would share with you just a few key pieces that I really love and know I will be getting a lot of wear out of this year.
October has been a busy month, what with the house move, work and taking part in Blogtober it feels like every spare minute has been accounted for. I haven’t had time to take a bath let alone pursue hobbies.
One thing I have really tried to stay on top of though is my reading. I love a good crime or thriller fic and have been reading on my train journeys, before bed and in the few and far moments of quiet in between. I thought for Blogtober Day 20 I would share the (few) books I’ve had a chance to read/glimpse at. Who knows, your next read might be on my list?
If you ask me, Autumn is the best time of year for fashion. I love all the shiny brown Chelsea boots, cute plaid patterns in shades of rust, the chunky knits and cosy sweatshirts. It’s definitely a lot easier for me to pick colours, patterns and designs I really love during the colder months. As soon as it gets warm again I start to despair!
Described as having a scent similar to that of a gently spiced Hot Chocolate bubbling away on the stove, I’m Home was the Volume 4 perfume that most appealed to me when the collection dropped last month.
September has not been a wonderful month, if I’m being honest it’s actually been quite terrible. But as I mentioned in my What Is Blogtober, And Why Am I Taking Part? post, I have been trying my best to make the most of and appreciate the little things. Things like collecting conkers in the park, going for long walks and spending time with my family have helped me through some of the dark days.
I haven’t done a ‘Favourites’ post in months now, and I figured now would be the best time to write one up as it will help me reflect back on the things I have enjoyed. (Which can only be a positive thing, right?)
So here we go, here’s what I have been loving during the month of September… (more…)
I love Halloween. Carefully constructing the perfect outfit, decorating the house, carving pumpkins and, of course, the Lush Halloween range all make this season super-exciting for me. So when I found out that the Lush website and the Oxford Street store were getting their Halloween stock a little earlier than usual, I felt so happy at the prospect of kicking off the season with a splash.
General release for this range is October 6th but that said, I work just two tube stops away from Oxford Circus so of course I was going to pop in for some early treats! Not only did the Oxford Street store have the full Halloween range, but it was blessed with the Christmas range too. An exciting time for me but not so much my purse! I did grab stuff from both ranges (of course) but I shall save the Christmas haul for when I’m feeling a little more festive!
Here’s what I got…