6 February 2015

Lush Valentine's and Other New Bits

After using up all of my Christmas Lush bits there was a huge Lush shaped hole in my life, my baths just weren't the same so the ever so pretty Valentine's collection was the perfect opportunity to stock up. I didn't feel like I needed anything other than bubble bars/bath bombs (there is also a soap, lip scrub, lip gloss and shower gel in the collection as well as another bubble bar, Lonely Heart, which I skipped because it's a little too glitter-tastic for me). The Unicorn Horn bubble bar is definitely the prettiest in every aspect with it's gorgeous colours and the lovely lavender, neroli and ylang ylang essential oils creating a relaxing scent. Heart Throb is a bubble bar (or bubbleroon) which has a gold glitter filled center and claims to turn the water bright red. It contains moisturising shea butter, vanilla, frangipani and geranium oil. Bath bomb wise, Floating Flower promises a rainbow of colours, created with jasmine, ylang ylang and cypress oil. For some reason, Love Locket doesn't seem to currently appear online, however, it is a huge bath bomb big enough for three baths with a hidden bath bomb inside filled with paper hearts and shiny red agar seaweed hearts, cute! The scent is similar to the others with vanilla, jasmine and neroli essential oils, I can safely say there isn't a scent I don't like and I'm so excited to have some Lush goodness back in my life.

I know Lush hauls have been everywhere recently so I thought I'd mix it up and throw in some other recently purchased bits and bobs. The boots were a steal at £25, reduced from £50 in the New Look sale, I was in desperate need of some new boots after my other ones bit the dust and these fitted the bill quite nicely, although they did rip the back of my right foot to shreds on the first wear. In the same sale I found this gem of a grey roll cowl neck jumper (apparently that neck is a thing) for £10, a perfect basic piece which fits rather nicely. I also picked up the REN glycolactic radiance renewal face mask from ASOS after hearing so much about it for the bargain price of £24 (now £25.50), reduced from £30 and I'm hoping it will do my skin some good. Lastly, I've been loving more simlple, dainty jewellery so this hamsa hand necklace from Topshop was a must buy and I've barely taken it off since.

What have you been buying lately?
Rachael x

1 February 2015

January 2015

I'm sure we all agree, January certainly isn't one of the best months of the year, dull seems a good way to describe it. Maybe it's because of the bitter coldness and desperation for warmer weather or the return to normal life following the party period. Don't get me wrong it hasn't been all that bad but it did set off to a slow start with exams soon following after new year, so disheartening having to even think about substituting lazy Christmas days in front of the TV stuffing my face with far too much chocolate with plain, boring, revision. I don't even know how my exams went so we shall leave it at that and keep our fingers, and toes, crossed.

Obviously our anniversary weekend away to the Lake District was the major highlight of January, four years together was celebrated in our favourite place, making more memories, even if they were as simple as a walk along lake Windemere and the gorgeous snowy views. Also, to make up for the loss of festivities and excitement, I took the 'out with the old, in with the new' phrase quite literally and made a few pretty big purchases this month, upgrading both my car (FINALLY!) and my laptop ( this Acer number - loving it). My new car is an ever so gorgeous Ford Ka Zetec in white and I am well and truly in love, it feels good to actually have a working radio and working buttons on my car keys this time. Don't get me wrong, my little Corsa will always have a place in my heart but it was time to say goodbye. More highlights come in the form of cinema trips; one to see Dumb and Dumber 2, I'm still trying to decide if it was actually funny or just very, very weird and the other to see Taken 3 which, although I still enjoyed it, it definitely wasn't as good as the previous two, there was a lack of the typical Liam Neeson action but I suppose we can forgive him considering he's now at the age of 62 (yes you read right - sixty two!).

On the surface January was a good month, with things making me smile, such as a customer gifting me with a box of chocolates after finding her lost earring and the birthday party I attended with the girls and boys from work but there's something about January that just makes it seem a bit meh, and it seems to have left me dreaming of travel, maybe this is a sign that I should start making some plans. Here's to February, please bring us some warmer weather.

Rachael x
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