Saturday, 4 December 2010

Lush Review: Matryoshka

Yes, I did buy it, I couldn't help it, it called to me, like a whisper from a lover. Ok, not that much.. but it smelled yummmy....... and I was nackered:)
It costs £9.95 which intially looks expenisve, but ive worked it out..and its not really any more expensive than any other soap.
The doll includes 195g of So white soap, and lets assume that it costs around £3 for 100g as most lush soaps are around that, thats means theres about £6 worth of soap.
Then theres the so white bath ballistic, around £2 and the cinder bath ballistic also around £2.
Which equalls £1o..ish:)
The soap is better than the bath ballistic, smells more fresh and less dust:)
Its almost creamy, not what you would expect from a fruity soap.
  • The soap is worth the money, as you can not purchase it any other way.
  • It is unique, not like any other lush scent.
  • The ballistics are flatter, meaning it will be easier to break.


  • You can't purchase the soaps any otherway.
  • The ballistics seem a bit smaller.

I would not purchase again, simply because I think its going to take me a while to use it all up, but it is definatly a good idea:)



Friday, 3 December 2010


I gots me a job!:)
I started today, the usual health and saftey nonense meant I was on a computer for 4 hours!:(
Then I was put onto the shop floor and tills, bearing in mind ive never worked a till before I made millions of mistakes:( But I got the hang of it:)

I was nackered by the end, as i expected the day was just going to be watching videos.. nooooo chance.
Im working full time, so i work 6 days a week 10.30 till 4 and 10-7 on thursday. My first ever job and ive thrown myself in the deep end... but it means money:D

After my shift I needed a treat and lush called me to.. reviews soon:)


Saturday, 27 November 2010


My boyfriend, had bought me lush for Chrimbo!
I was already aware that he was buying me some Snow fairy, which resulted in him telling me because he was pleased with himself:) 500G!
Then he let it slip that he got me a gift. Then, that it was £20-£30. So off i trawled to the lush times and the only ones which didnt have blackcurrenty things and the Olive branch(which he knows I don't like) where Truly Scrumptious and Stardust.
He asked me to say my favs and it has been confirmed it is one of the above! Eep!
This is my first proper beast of a gift from lush. I secretly hope its Stardust as it has Iced Wine, Lip dip, suger plum fairy scrub and twlight which i havent tried and i want to, and has snow fairy, angel delight and candy cane, all of which i like:) CROSS FINGERS:)



Cue a very blurry pic of my wellies! These are some outfits over the last week or so. Im all for comfort and thus during winter I put little effort into what I wear because Im going to be wearing a coat over it anyway:)
Wellies from Shoe zone - £12.99.
Warm and possibly the most boring outfit in the world.
Dress- Primark - £9ish
Scarf- Random stall- £5ish
Cardi- Tesco- £10
Headband- Primark- £1.50
Roots which need to be done but kinda of looking ok at same time- Priceless:)

Manic Facial expression-Priceless
Dress-Circa 2006 roughly-Primark- God knows aha:)
Cardi- Asda- £8
Various bracelets- Newlook

I was unaware at the time, that my clothes were wrinkled, the hobo look clearly.
Dress and Cardi from Primark - Cardi was £5, dress was sisters.

Scarf-accesorizze- Price unknown
Dress-Primark- £7ish
Cardi- Asda- £6

These are very boring outfits, because I wasn't really doing much:( I was most likely wearing button earings in most of these and my gold leaf ring, but sadly the gold leaf ring broke, bloody TopShop.!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Busy Bee...BUZZ!

Good news my fellow bloggers, I am in the middle currently of three interviews!
Ive been applying for jobs since September with literally no luck. Unfortunatly I decided that during 6thform I wouldn't get a job, which woud give me a better chance of getting a better grade. This meant I had only school work experience. Few employers gave me a chance and so I sent out a bajillion CV's across the city in which I live.

I got 3 interviews.

I know this does not seem much, but Im so pleased people are giving me a chance. I can't wait to have a wage and spend it all on clothes and LUSH!

Ive already had one today, and now im waiting in for the next, unfortuantly, one was in the city centre, and the other in the complete opposite direction.

I also got some wellies! Ive been taking lots of Ootd's recently and im sure the wellies which feature soon.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Random Ramble Sunday

I thought the best way to describe my weekend, was to insert a couple of drunken pics.
At the time I considered myself to be sober, I was wrong..
As a recent addition to the alcoholic consumption market I find that I often don't realise how drunk I am, until the next day, when I see the pics and have a lovely day where I feel like I could be sick at any moment. YUM!
I also find that people don't understand that it is a whole new world for me. Although I am 19 next month, I didnt venture out of my comfort zone, or consume more than one unit of alcohol until August,making me still a novice. I like having a leiant curfew because that means I am able to go home at a reasonable time without being pressured to stay.
Last night I didn't have a time to be in , thus I was pressured into staying, longer than I ever wanted. No one likes the be the party pooper.
But I got home safe, so thats all that matters. I have found however that I shouldn't drink vodka anymore and that I need to not care what people think, and stand up for what I believe in.
P.S As a poor young lady I decided that I needed to cut down abit on expenditures. For nearly 2 years I used Revlon Colourstay as my foundation and at £12 , it was definatly not cheap. It was also a bit pink for me, which make me look ghostly white in photos and I took comfort in wearing scarfs, just in case my face didnt match my chest. I then moved on to a old favourite in Dream matte Mousse and although I liked it, if i touched my face it would come off and I looked too matte. Plus, it was still £8. A saving but not a massive one.
I then bought another old favourite Rimmel Lasting Finish. This was the first foundation I ever bought and i remembered why I used it for 2 years. it covers well, looks reasonably natural and costs only £6.12 in boots. It matchs my neck as you can see by pics and im chuffed:) Im going to go to boots tommorw and definatly stock up, if the 3 for 2 offer in on that is:)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Ramble Scramble Monday

Everyone and there mums have some kind of weekly summary and I think they are really interesting so Im jumping on the already spilling-over-full wagon and join in:)

  • Im getting back into doing work , with overall productiveness reasonably high.
  • Im super dooper loving the warm headband things which are roaming around now. I found one in Primark for £1.50 and its hardly left my head. It means I dont have to sort my fringe out and my ears are nice and warm:)
  • I sent out 20 + newly reformed and beautiful CVs a couple of days ago, so hopefully I will hear something back from them soon.. funds are super low.
  • With my christmas money I bought posssibly the nicest shoes ever! I know its early for Christmas money, but I get it early cs ive got my birthday money for after Christmas. There high shoes but boots, perfect for winter but they won't get an outing until the big day!
  • Its rudddy cold! Crazzzzzy!


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Dear Santa...

Ive been very good this year:)

Basically, this is what ive asked for for Christmas of various people. Its rather a random list and is not enirely lush obessed.

Just Dance 2
Accesorize perfume
A lava lamp
Snowglobes(particularly disney store beautys)
And a coat, which I already have but is saved for Crimbo.

In reflection, most of these requests have been dealt with by my mum, so I havent a clue what the Bessie, boyfriend or Sister is gonna get me. Im sure my sister will ask me the day before( not the most organised person in the world.)

Nor is my boyfriend either, this shall be intersting aha:)


Current wishlist

Things I currently need/want:)
Camel coloured skinny trousers under £30.
Some tailoured shorts, preferably brown.
A pair of new boots.
Gingerbread house
Think Pink
Ocean salt
Lil Lush Pud
Big shampoo
and two front teeth:)

Review:Gingerbread house bubble bar

This is one of my favourite looking bubble bars. And this picture does it no justice.
Ginger doesn't scream out on this one, and I find it to have more of a bakery scent.

  • Smells nice:)
  • Bath turn't a nice light orange colour.
  • Bubbles lasted for the whole bath.


  • The bubbles are small, tiny in comparison to Candy cane and the volume of the bubbles was considerably less.
  • It was kinda hard and hard to crumble, but is not old.

It smells and looks amazing so im probs gonna buy it again, or the boyfriend may:) He let it slip that he was on the Lush webiste last night, Muuuahaha:)



A bit better...

Ive had a horrible cold, of which two days I found myself virtually bed ridden for two days. Problem is my nose has not stopped running and am still enduring frequent cough attacks.

Now, the problem with a cold, is that the sense of smell is virtually eradicated meaning that Ive had two baths since this cold first started, thus no reviews.

I did use Gingerbread house..and Satusumo Santa ( The big jolly santa definatly helped) but again, my limited sense of smell and fuzzy head meant I can hardly remember what each bath was like. Sorry:(

I did however venture to Lush yesterday with the Mother. Ive set a good example this year and my Christmas shopping has been completed and have encouraged my mum to get it all done soon aswell:)Sooo, I asked her if I could have some Lush for Christmas:)

Now, I bet your going to think that I got lots of Christmas items, but I did not.:)

I got.... showergel aha:)

Well, I got 250ml of Snow Fairy
250ml of Happy Hippy
£3's worth of Snowglobe soap
and a Candy cane:)

Im hoping the boyfriend ventures into lush as its Christmas and my birthday coming up, so he can get me more bits and bobs:)

Additonally, im hoping they have the after Christmas sale too so I can get more things, and freebies:)

ALSO! As you know Im a big fan of almonds and the range lush have, but smitten hand cream smells like sweat to me! Anyone feel the same? Or is it my weakened sense of smell?

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Im ill, erghh. I hate being ill and unproductive, its actual shizz. Be back sooN!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Review: Lil Lush Pud

Lil Lush pud retails for £1.95, but being the money saver, I cut it in half:)
It smells like Marzipan and almonds, just like snowcake soap.
  • It smells yummy!
  • It looks preety and its in your face christmas!
  • Fizzes fast and loudly, which I prefer:)
  • Its cheap


  • It makes the bath water turn brown.
  • It has little black specs throughout, which stay at the bottom of the bath.

I think I would buy this again, as there is no other bathbombs which such a yummy scent.



Tuesday, 26 October 2010

I'll tell you what I want what I really really want.

After discovering Snowcake soap ive gone of almond overload, wanting to get my mitts on anything remotely scented like it. So far I have found..

Smitten Hand Cream( being discontinued :()
and marziban bubble bar.

I need them:(

Review: Winter bath ballistic

Winter bath retails for £1.95 for 95g.
Lush tend to go down the spicy and moistursing root with this one, but when I smell it, Spice doesn't seem to jump out and me.
I paired this with candy cane and the scents went together very well, possibly due to the milk and creamynesss with both products possess.
  • It smells nice, edible but not in a sweet way.
  • Reasonably moistursing, however nothing special.


  • It seems to foam more than fizz, which isn't as fun.
  • Mine, was just white with no green flecks, meaning that it is boring to look at.
  • It was absorbed very quickly, again meaning less fun.

Overall, I would purchase this again. I think that it's scent could compliment a range of other goodies in my lush stash, ,meaning I have an array of cocktail possiblities to choose from.



In and Outs : 1

  • Used candy cane again this morning, only a 1/4 and got a crazy amount of bubbles, me thinks im going to be stocking up on this one!
  • My hair smells like it too, which is also good!
  • Christmas is soon! Which means my birthday is soon!
  • Im going to my boyfriends gig on halloween, and obvious opportunity to dress up:)


  • Applying for jobs, its such a soul crusher and the fact that I havent even been offered an interview, even though I have applied to God knows how many places doesn't help my confidence.
  • The cold! Im fine with the cold, aslong as it snows with it.


Review: Bon Bon bath ballistic

This little yellow ball of fun is called Bon Bon. Being part of the retro range means that it is only available online and in store parties.

I was lucky enough, two weeks after the retro party in my local store, to find one lonely little BonBon , staring at me.
Lush say it smells like cream soda, whereas I seem to find a more fruity and zesty scent which is the perfect mix, not offensive.
Many have said its the fruity version of Butterball, and by this, they mean filled with butters and other moisturising goodness.

  • Smells nice
  • The bath turned a soft yellow, which wasn't too bad.
  • It was reasonable moisturising.


  • It didn't fizz much, which made it boring.
  • Wasn't as moisturising as Butterball.

Overall, I wouldn't buy again, it was nice, but there are so many more ballistics which are considerably better, and are in the main range, meaing easy access.



Monday, 25 October 2010

I went to Lush and I bought...

Lil Lush Pud and Satsumo Santa.

Ive already bought way to much from the Christmas range, and am gradually working my way through trying and reviewing them, but Lush calls to me, like a kid in a candy shop.

To me Lil Lush pud smells like marzipan, with a hint of cake, of which both I love.

Satsumo santa smells like sweets, like fizzes, which dominates the scents coming from my lush Stash.

Some things I won't be buying from the Christmas range include...

Bearded Lady

Maple Taffy lip balm

Iced Wine

and Manderins Tea party soap.

The Bearded lady smells of oranges to me, and its not that I don't like oranges, but I hate the smell which lingers around after you eat one, almost unbearable.

Maple Taffy just seems to smell off to me.

Iced Wine seems to have a unusual dull scent, like weak squash, which puts me off.

Manderins Tea party just doesn't seem to appeal me, nothing special.

Reviews coming soon!


Sunday, 24 October 2010


WHY do people insist on walking slowly through the city, paricularly those who smoke. I do not wish to be forced to walk slowly behind you, while you smoke and kill me with your passive smoking.


Then again, I also have an issue with space invaders who insist on walking immediatley behind me , and make no attempt to over take.

I can't win:)


Review:Oatifix fresh face mask

It contains Bananas, Oatmeal, Almonds and vanilla, of which, all are meant to be extremely benefical for dry and sensitive skin.

Last time I ventured into Lush wanting to get purchase a fresh facemask I was recommended Love lettuce. Although I do have combination skin, and this is designed for combination, I found it to not provide anything extra to my routine. It wasn't moistursing enough and I soon found out that I have more of an issue with the dryness of my skin.

Oatifix helps me with this, my skin is considerably less dry and my make-up, in turn applies easier.

It smells a bit odd in the tub, however, once it has been applied to the face, the scent weakens, and after removal, it smells edible:)

  • The tub contains several uses, I , and my family and used it a total of four times thus far and it is still 3/4 full.
  • It helps with dryness.


  • Costs £4.95, so its definatly not cheap.
  • It has a sell-by date. However this means it is extremly fresh.
  • You have to wash it off.

Overall, I do not think I would buy it again. Not because its ineffective, but because it is considered to be a treat and I most definatley would not plan to have a constant supply.



Review: Snowcake soap

I was, going to include a picture of the soap, however , it is an opaque white and most will get a plain piece, and also, im lazy and saw no point of venturing to google of searching for my camera.

Lush, claims it is made of almond and rose absolute, however all I can smell is marzipan( made from almonds) which I am indeed pleased as I do not like the scent of rose scents.

Interestingly, when asked my sister and my dad what they thought it smelt of , immediatley , they said cherries.
I have a theory for this.
My family are big fans of cherry bakewells. Almonds in cherry bakewells... thats all ive got :)

  • Its extremely moisturising
  • Smells amazing! My new favourite soap.
  • Reasonably priced, £2.50 for 100g


  • Its limited edition, meaning Im going to have to buy my entire shops supply:)
  • Its white, which is a bit boring.

If you havent guessed already, Im going to buy this again, and again, and some and again:)



Review: Cinders bath ballistic

Lush says it is made with " spicy cinnamon leaf, orange and almond oils."
Personally, I find it virtually impossible to describe the scent. Perhaps its just because I am uniformed and have a limited ablity to describe scents, or perhaps, it is such an unsual cocktail that even the most trained nose would find this little pop-rocking ball of fun a challenge to describe. Who knows?
Regardless, to me it smells nice. Cinnamon, to me, doesn't seem to jump out compared to Lush's other cinnamon products and this is possibly why I find it so hard. There is no dominant scent.
It does however, feel warm, soothing and relaxing, three attributes which make this ballistic and joy to use.

  • It has a relaxing smell.
  • Pop rocks provide a interesting addition.
  • The scent lasts on the body for a while.
  • Its reasonably priced, at £1.95 a pop.


  • It stains the bath yellow, not the best thing.
  • Its virtually impossible to cut in half, due to the rocks throughout.

I think I would buy it again, however this urge is most likely fueled by my want to have limited edition items. It is nice, certaintly, however the colour was odd and now I am going to have to venture downstairs to clean my bath, which to me, cancels out of the relaxing and carefree bath I just enjoyed.



Friday, 22 October 2010

Review: Candy cane bubble bar

I used this bubble bar this morning, 4 hours ago and I still smell of it. YUM
It is £2.35 which is one of the cheaper bubble-bars, possibly the cheapest.
Lush describe it as vanilla scented, but to me, it smells like bubble gum and sweets:)
They also claim it is the same scent as Creamy candy bubblebar, but to me, it smells more like Snow fairy shower gel.
  • Its reasonably priced
  • I can ger 3/4 baths out of it.
  • Scent lasts a long period of time.
  • Turns the bath and soft pink colour.


  • NONE! I love it, but it is very sweet thus, for those without a sweetooth, may cause vomitting.



Review: Christmas Eve Bubble bar

Retailing at £2.60 this is a mid range bubble bar and is of a reasonble size, with lush claiming it is 100g.
While I find it hard to describe the scent, Lush claims it is made with Jasmine, Ylang ylang and Irish moss powder, which together make a bubble bar suited for sensitve skins.

  • It is relaxing and soothing.
  • The colour is unoffensive .


  • It smells kind of soapy, like basic plain soap.
  • I used half the bar, and the water wasn't as blue as I expected, only a slight tinge.
  • It wasn't moistursing and the scent didn't last.

Overall , I did enjoy the experience. Unfortunatly, It didnt live up to what I hoped for. Perhaps I picked out a faulty batch, as the one I used last year( my first ever bubble bar) turned the water a beautiful deep royal blue.



Ten random facts about me:)

Rather than ramble about me, ive dediced to wittle my life into ten facts.

1. Im 18, 19 in December.
2. I love lush:)
3. I love Christmas, its my favourite time of the year and as soon as it gets cold I start looking foward to it.
4. I have completed 3 A-levels, getting a A in Sociology a B in History and a D in English Lit( which im redoing):)
5. Im creative and love making things.
6.I love fashion, but I also love comfort , which limits me somewhat:)
7. I hate blackcurrant.. like I can't even smell it.
8. My ipod is always attached to me.
9. I love E!,but I dont have it at my house, so I have to go to the sisters.
10. Im cold!



I love to blog.
Problem is , I tend to give up easily.
But, do to the new influx of Lush in my life
And my need to vent
This blog will be a success:)

The plan is to include things to do with fashion and make-up with indepth lush reviews and hauls:)