Frozen Lush Review

A little while ago Lush released a bath bomb based on the Disney favourite Frozen. Well, do I love Disney? YES! Do I love Lush? YES! So obviously I grabbed myself one!

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I normally go for the bath bombs with an array of colours but when I saw this bath bomb it was just shades of blue, which is to be expected as they are the iconic colours to the film. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to love it. I really did want to because of the theming but I just has a feeling I wouldn’t.

BOY WAS I WRONG. I loved it.

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Its quite a large bath bomb and a simple one too but it was very effective. The scent of Neroli Oil and Grapefruit Oil are very strong in this bath bomb.Neroli provides a really light floral and sweet smell and is balanced out by the bitter note of Grapefruit. And together they make a perfect fragrance, which I now think that Queen Elsa smells like.

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When I placed this blue gem in my bath it started to fizz a lot and spews out a thick blue and white foam creating ice blue swirls in my bath. My entire bath was left the beautiful clear blue colour and it had tons of glitter swirling around.  I literally felt like Elsa had created this bath for me, it was magical.

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Snowflake Lustre (Potassium Aluminium Silicate, Titanium Dioxide), Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradis), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurandum)

Price 2015: £3.75

Rating: ☆☆☆☆

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Saving Mr Banks (2013) Movie Review

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I know that I am really behind on the band wagon here and as a Disney fan I feel a little disappointed with myself but the honest reason I have been putting off watching Saving Mr Banks is that I really hate watching people try and play Walt Disney.

When Hollywood use the term ‘Based on a true story’ it doesn’t often mean a lot in historical accuracy. In this case the story of Walt Disney attempting to gain the rights to P.L .Travers iconic story Mary Poppins, the Disney Company have welcomed positivity on to what is a grim part of Disney history.

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Tom Hanks play film maker and imagineer Walt Disney as he seeks to turn the Mary Poppins classic into a magical feature film, an aspiration that the author P.L.Travis, played by Emma Thompson disagree’s on. Tension begins to rise in the studio between imagineers which in result starts to bring up P.L.Travers dark past and starts to show the deeper and truer meanings behind her book.

The movie unravels the troubles P.L.Travers faced growing up, with her mothers (Ruth Wilson) attempted suicide and her fathers (Colin Farrell) alcoholism leading to death.

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I really enjoyed the movie and was pleasantly surprised by the story line. I was initially frustrated with how bitter P.L.Travers was but found my self laughing when she related a little and started to enjoy myself. As I do when I watch most movies, I ended up crying towards the end I wouldn’t say its was great for kids, even though it is a Disney movie, with the death, alcoholism and attempted suicide it could be a little much for the younger audience.

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Even though, with most Hollywood films, it may stray from the harsher truth to make the movie a little more cheery, I would definitely recommend this film if you haven’t already seen it.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆

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Star Wars Clothing

Star Wars, The Force Awakens is due to be released in the UK on 18th December and I am super excited about it.

I was having a look around for different Star Wars themed clothing for women so I could purchase a tee or something to wear to the screening and my goodness did I come across some great finds!

They were all too amazing to keep to my self so I thought I would share them with you.

(Click the photo of the item to purchase/see more info)

First I am going to start with Truffle Shuffle. I am going to admit I used to love this store in my teens but as I grew up I kind of forgot about it. I was really happy though to find its still going strong, they really do have some great gems.

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This tee is awesome and absolutely perfect with Christmas around the corner! They range from S-XXL and are only £15.99.

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This tee is perfect for ladies that don’t like to much pattern and its actually unisex. They range from XS-XXL and are a little on the pricey side at £29.99.

The next store I was to talk to you about is a store that I have only recently come across and its called Her Universe. I ma be late on the band wagon her but for anyone else that hasn’t heard of this store, its basically a store for nerdy women, it’s perfect.

It is a US store so you will need to keep in consideration shipping costs but I think it’s totally worth it.

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A lot of people complain about leggings but how can you complain about STAR WARS LEGGINGS! They range from XS-4XL and prices are from $30.00.

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This lightsaber skirt is to die for. Like, how cute is this? I think this is my favourite item ever! They range from XS-4XL and is $75.00

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And what goes perfectly with a lightsaber skirt? Thats right, a light sabre tee! They range from XS-XXL and cost only $25.00.

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Okay, I may have lied. This is my favorite, just look at those colours. This cloud city pin up style dress is perfect for you girly Star Wars fans. These range from XS-4XL and is $125.00 but totally worth it if you ask me.

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This Ewok hooded tank is so fun and very cute. I love it. These range from S-4XL and cost just $40.00.

There is so much more out there but honestly if i listed it all this post would go on forever!

Some more sites that sell amazing Star Wars clothing are:

Super Hero Stuff

Think Geek

UNI QLO

Junk Food Clothing

Do you love Star Wars? Are you excited for the movie?

 

Watch the trailer here

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The Experimenter Review

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Hey guys, so today I wanted to talk to you about a bath bomb called The Experimenter by LUSH (obviously). I wasn’t sure if I was going to do this review because I know a lot of people have already used this bath bomb but I decided that I would because the people who haven’t used it NEED to know about this beauty!

Straight away when I picked The Experimenter I know it was going to be a colourful one, but I tell you know that was the understatement of the year. The smell is very distinctive, it smells just like the LUSH Gorilla perfume All Good Things but as it fizzed in my tub the room was filled with the scent of vanilla, which was lovely.

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This bath bomb is a fast fizzer but I didn’t mind because I was left mesmerised by the literal rainbow that was in bath. Colours instantly swirling around each other and not only that, there is also popping candy for that extra bit of fun! The colour sit on top of the water for a while creating an almost blanket effect.

After a little while the colours start to merge to gather creating a navy blue water with specks of silver glitter which makes it look like you are bathing in a story night. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the glitter. Theres loads of it. It’s beautiful. Obviously if you hate glitter then stay away from this one because you will twinkle for ages.

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In my opinion this bath bomb isn’t the most moisturising but I didn’t really mind, the colours were just magical and I think I’m going to give this my number one spot on my bath bomb list. Plus, LUSH sell plenty of other wonderful products to make up for the moisture!

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Popping Candy, Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoldes), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Cream Of Tartar (Potassium bitrate), Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Coumarin, Limonene, Eugenol, Linalool, Calcium Sodium Borosillicate, Tin Oxide, Gold Glimmer Lustre (Synthetic Fluorphlogite, Colour 77492, Silica), Colour 42090, Colour 45410, Colour 45350.

Price (in 2015): £3.95

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Have you used this bath bomb? What do you think of it?

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The Beauty Tag

There has been this fun tag floating around called The Beauty Tag and I’ve decided I’m not going to wait to be tagged to do it…OOOOOOOHHHHHHH REBEL.

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SKINCARE
1. How many times do you wash your face daily?Twice, morning and night.
2. What skin type do you have? Right now my skin is dry but I normally have an oily T-zone.
3. What is your current facial wash? In the morning I use clean and clear morning energy and at night I use clean and clear black head clearing scrub.
4. Do you exfoliate? I do but not every day.

5. What brand do you use? Soap and Glory, greatest scrub of all.
6. What moisturizer do you use? Clean and clear, dual action oil free right now but i change it up a lot.
7. Do you have freckles? Only when my face has seen the sun.
8. Do you use eye cream? Not all the time but i do use Benefit, its potent some times.
9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Im pretty lucky that I have very clear skin.
10. Did you ever have to use Proactive? Never

MAKE-UP
11. What foundation do you use? I use Maybelline dream flawless nude foundation in ivory.
12. How about concealer? I use Mac select moisture cover in NC15
13. Do you know your undertone color? I have the fairest with slight pink undertones
14. What do you think of fake eyelashes? They look so lovely on other people but i just don’t like them on myself.
15. Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yeah, I normally do, if i get through it.
16. What brand of mascara do you use? I use two, A super cheap one that was sent to me by GlossyBox called lash princess volume mascara by essence which I LOVE and a Bourjois mascara called volume 1 seconde retro summer which was review and recommended my friend Hannah.
17. Sephora or MAC? We don’t have Sephora in the UK so Mac, but I will be in the states next may and will grab a few bits.
18. Do you have a MAC Pro-card? No, I wish I did though.
19. What makeup tools do you use in make up application? I use a real techniques beauty blender and real techniques brushes.
20. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? No, not an eye primer.

21. For the face? I use a Maybelline baby skin pore eraser face primer
22. What is your favourite eyeshadow (colour or shade)? I like neutral shades for day to day wear and navys/ blacks for something a bit more grunge on a night out.
23. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? I use a liquid liner and its the Rimmel glam’eyes professional liquid liner but i use a thinner brush because that just works for me.
24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Never. It just doesn’t suit me so I don’t use it at all.
25. What do you think of pigment eye shadows? Messy.
26. Do you use mineral makeup? Nope, My friend uses bare minerals and I gave that a try once but just wasn’t for me.
27. What is your favourite lipstick? Kate moss Lasting finish in shade 003 is my go to daily lip colour and I also love Mac Ruby Woo
28. How about lip gloss? Not for me.
29. What is your favourite blush to use?  I don’t use it too often but I do love Benefit rockateur.
30. Do you buy your makeup on eBay?  Never!

31. Do you like drugstore makeup? Most of it is pretty good.
32. Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)? Nope, unfortunately not.
34. Are you clumsy when putting on makeup? Nope, maybe with winged liner, but who isn’t?
35. Name a makeup crime that you hate? Not blending. BLEND PEOPLE, BLEND!
36. Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?  Neutral shades.
37. Which celebrity always has great make up? Cara Delevingne and Dita Von Teese.
38. If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use? My eyebrow kit (i don’t have any hair there).
39. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? If I grew my eyebrows back, which I’m in the process of doing.
40. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? No, basically.

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Hope you enjoyed getting a little look into my make up and skin care.

I tag:

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HaySparkle

Lylia Rose

Have fun ladies!

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Things to do this Christmas.

If you think it’s too early to be talking about Christmas when I would probably stop reading here, but if you don’t then…We have 44 days till Christmas, 44! I don’t know if it’s just me but this year has flown by (I say that every year). That being said, it’s the most wonderful time of the year and this festive period is one of my favourites.

I love the songs, fake snow, and the smell of fir trees!

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So, as we have 44 days until the big event I am going to list (and link) 44 fun and festive events for you to do.

  1. Cover the house in fairy lights. I use icicle style ones like these.
  2. Visit your local Christmas Market. Find one near you here.
  3. Organise a Secret Santa, between friends or colleges.
  4. Buy a Christmas jumper. I will be sporting this one this year.
  5. Send Christmas cards.
  6. Buy an advent calendar like these ones or even make you own like these ones.
  7. Go watch a pantomime at the theatre. See whats on.
  8. Go carol singing.
  9. Visit Santa’s grotto, trust me you’re never too old!
  10. Build a snowman, if it snow.
  11. Kiss under the mistletoe.
  12. Decorate the house.
  13. Make a Christmas cake, this one is super yummy.
  14. Go ice-skating.
  15. Put up a Christmas tree.
  16. Make your own Christmas ornaments just like these.
  17. Drive around your local homes and see all the beautiful lights.
  18. Make you own stocking. This one is super cute and easy.
  19. Light a candle and give thanks.
  20. Make a wish on christmas eve.
  21. Write a letter to Father Christmas.
  22. Drink Bailey’s (if you’re old enough).
  23. Listen to christmas songs.
  24. Make your own snow globe.
  25. Drink eggnog
  26. Wear lots of layers and take a winter’s walk in the woods.
  27. Sit around a fire to keep toasty warm.
  28. Watch christmas movies.
  29. Go Christmas shopping.
  30. Bake mince pies.
  31. Make mulled wine.
  32. Go to your local town’s switching on of the lights.
  33. Make your own Christmas playlist.
  34. Play board games.
  35. Leave out a brandy and a cookie for Santa and a carrot and milk for Rudolph.
  36. Wear a Santa hat.
  37. Make and drink your own peppermint hot chocolate. This white chocolate one is divine!
  38. Read A Christmas Carol.
  39. Spend time with family.
  40. Eat till your tummies are full.
  41. Pull Christmas crackers
  42. Send a child a shoe box of gifts.
  43. Play board games
  44. But most of all be grateful.

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Happy Holidays everyone! Have a lovely time!

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I Heart…Quadrilogy book review

I feel a bit cheeky naming this post a quadrilogy review because I’m yet to read the fourth book, I Heart Vegas* and the fifth book, I Heart London* by Lindsey Kelk I have however read the first three books in this series, I Heart New York*, I Heart Hollywood* and I Heart Paris*. I have to admit they are one of the best series that I have read.

I like easy reading. I like books I can relate to. So I tend to stick to young adult books.

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I Heart New York

A friend that I worked with bought this book the year it was released and would read it on her lunch break. When she was finished with it I asked if I could read the back, which may have led to me reading half the book that day. I enjoyed it so much that as soon as I was home I jumped online and ordered myself one!

The story begins in London, with twenty-something Angela Clark catching her Fiancé cheating on her in the back of their car whilst they are at her best friends wedding.  The worst part being that everyone already knew, except Angela.

Angela escapes to New York for what is planned to be a little while. She rents a hotel room for a few days whilst she is there and a lot of unexpected things happen. She befriends one of the hotel clerks, She meets two very different men along the way, both who sweep her off her feet, there is a lot of shopping and she ends up bagging a job doing just what she loves, writing!

What we really want to know though is, will she go back to London, as her family and friends are urging her to, or will she stay in New York and fulfil her dreams?

I Heart Hollywood

I Heart Hollywood is the second of five books in Kelks I Heart… series and having enjoyed the first one so much I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book as soon as it was released in 2010.

In I Heart Hollywood Angela Clark is given a big opportunity to go to Hollywood and interview the gorgeous actor James Jacobs. Problems start to occur between her and her new boyfriend Alex when photographers snapping some photos making it look like her and James are an item. On top of this she is really close to losing her job which also means losing her Visa and having to go back to her old life in England.

Angela has to try to prove that there is nothing going on between her and James but this is not going to be easy. No one believes her and she has to admit looking at the pictures it does paint a pretty convincing story. But Angela finds out some information about James which could save her but how will she be able to prove it?

The sort of this book defiantly doesn’t match the title though because Angela defiantly didn’t heart Hollywood.

I didn’t really enjoy this book as much I did the first one.

I Heart Paris

I didn’t buy this book as quickly as the others because i was a little let down by the second, but oh my goodness did Kelk bring it back to life with this third book!

The moment Angela boards the plane trouble starts and the disasters keep coming. When Angela arrives in Paris finds that her luggage has been blown up so she only has the items which she is standing in. If this was not bad enough when she walks into the cafe to meet Alex she sees a blonde bombshell sitting on his lap! Angela finds herself very isolated and a little home sick in this third book when she finds out some truths about Alex’s past, and finds herself at a point where her job, relationship, and friendships are all on the line.

What was meant to be a nice romantic break to Paris was actually the break from hell. You find when you are reading this book you keep thinking surely things cannot get any worse for Angela but something else always seems to happen. That being said there is an unexpected twist towards the end!

I felt more connected to Angela in this book and I really warmed to her.

I enjoyed these books so much I am now going to try to get my hands on the other two books.


* I am not in any way sponsored by amazon, I only linked this site as it had some of the best prices.

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