Saturday, 26 November 2016

LUSH - Christmas (2016)

Hey everyone :)

I have a love hate relationship with Christmas - I think as you get older ... you start to hate it ... or maybe that is just me!

One thing I like around Christmas is the Christmas-editions of things - like Starbucks' drink range, or McDonald's festive range ... one thing I've loved for the last couple of years (since starting this blog) is the Lush Christmas range!!! (yes three exclamation marks).

I didn't go as crazy as last year and just chose a few that caught my fancy!

Bubbly | Shower Gel
This was by far one of my favourite purchases this year (if it wasn't for snow fairy) it would be my favourite! The shower gel is full of lime oil, sweet wild orange oil and fresh grape juice. The shower gel is so refreshing and sweet smelling. It really wakes you up when your washing yourself.

Sugar Plum Fairy | Lip Scrub
I love lip scrubs although I could sit and eat the whole jar! It tastes and smells amazing and works wonders on your lips. The sugar is quite exfoliative and leaves the lips lovely and smooth. The flavour is a plumy-blackcurrant and it also has hints of orange oil too.

Never Mind The Ballistics | Bath Bomb
A very refreshing and citrus-esque bath bomb - full of cocoa butter, lime oil, sweet wild orange oil and fresh banana. This bath bomb leaves your bath a lovely orange/yellow/pink colour and smells amazing! It's a very refreshing bath to take and the cocoa butter leaves your skin smooth and soft.

Santa's Belly | Shower Jelly
Another favourite of mine - I bought this last year as I was intrigued by 'shower jellys'. Santa's Belly is full of fresh apple juice, star anise infusion, rose absolute and neroli oil. It's also such an odd feeling to wash your body with a handful of jelly.

Snow Fairy | Shower Gel
One of my favourite shower gels - it absolutely smells like candy floss and it just feels like you are washing yourself in that sweet, tasty goodness. I can't say anymore! I love when I am laying in bed after showering and I can smell it.

Star Dust | Bath Bomb
What is more Christmas-sy that a star! A lovely white star that smells of vanilla, rosewood and bergamot. The star starts fizzing a lovely white in the bath and then releases a lovely blue colour with colourful stars that float around the bath. The mixed smells of vanilla, rosewood and bergamot smell great.

Reindeer Rock | Soap
A very floral soap - full of lingonberry, coconut, jasmine and rose oil. The soap leaves your hands soft and smooth. I sometimes find with Lush soap they leave my hands with a dry feel but not this one.

Shooting Stars | Soap
I thought this soap looked amazing when I purchased it but I didn't get a nice cut from it. Not to worry though as it smells great! It's full of lime oil, sicillian lemon oil, bergamot oil and star fruit puree. Very refreshing, uplifting and relaxing.

Did you buy anything from Lush this year from their Christmas range? Let me know in the comments below!


Monday, 14 November 2016

LUSH - Halloween (2016)

Hey everyone :)

It's that time of year ... well actually it's nearly over ... HALLOWEEN!

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to write up this post - despite taking the pictures about 3 weeks ago when the order came.

Autumn Leaf
A very colourful bath bomb, you just add to the water and it will fizz away - it leaves your bath full of red, green and yellow colours. It contains neroli oil which is uplifting and puts you in a good mood, sandalwood oil which is soothing and bergamot oil which is cleansing and refreshing.

Another bath bomb that just dissolves in the water and leaves it a beautiful orange colour - there are also waves of cinnamon, orange and vanilla to make you feel relaxed and soothed.

Sparkly Pumpkin
A very citrus-ey bubble bar ... it crumbles away in your hands under the running water and turns the bath a lovely orange colour but with a golden shine to the water. There are hints of grapefruit and lime. It also has juniperberry oil which is great for people with acne and dry skin.

A very floral scented bath melt. Made with organic cocoa butter, ginger oil, geranium oil and mimosa absolute. You just let it melt in the water (hence it being a bath melt lol) and then let the cocoa butter make you all soft!

Did you pick up any Halloween Lush items this year? Let me know in the comments below ...


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Toronto ... Toronto Zoo

Hi everyone :)

When we were in Toronto we used one of our days to go to the Zoo. It was a bit of a hassle to get there as its about 7 miles from the centre of Toronto.

We had to get the subway from Union station to Bloor-Yonge (that was the yellow line) and then change to the green line and head to Kennedy Station. This is where there is a large bus station. It was about 18 stops on the subway before we got there. The payment system is rather different to the UK and what we are used to ... you can buy tokens or they do have something similar to the Oyster card. The tokens cost around $3.25 each and one token is one way outwards, you can't come back on yourself or you need to use another token. When you move to a different transport like subway/train to bus like we did you get a transfer note so if you change again the driver can check and know you have paid. So it cost us about $6.50 each - one token out, and one token back. You can also pay cash rather than with a token but its $3.50 not $3.25 like the tokens and it has to be exact - no change. After the 18 stops on the subway, we then had to wait 10 minutes for a bus (the 86A) and then it was around 25 stops to the Zoo.

We could have got a taxi from the hotel to the Zoo - but we were told it would cost about $70 each way which is quite alot.

The Zoo was large - I think we could have spent 2 or even 3 days there to actually see/read and do everything thoroughly.

The Zoo was amazing. So much to do and lots of different restaurants and places to eat also. 


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Toronto ... Casa Loma and Royal Ontario Museum

Hey everyone!!

It's been ages since I wrote a blog post and I have work to blame as it's been crazy recently - we opened a new warehouse so I've been helping with that ... anyway ... I posted about my trip to Canada with Dave and I wrote about day 1 and day 2 ... so here is day 3 ...

On the third day we visited Casa Loma - Toronto's Majestic Castle.

It was very interesting and there was lots to look at. They also had a cafe in the lower floor that you could get food and drinks in. It was very hot that day so it was good to sit down and relax for a bit. 

We then headed down back into Toronto (as the castle was a bit far out of Toronto) and stopped for a Starbucks and then headed to the Royal Ontario Museum for a wander round. 

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