Thursday, April 29

Please forgive me?

I think most of my lovely followers will have noticed that I haven't posted a blog in over 3 weeks, which is just pathetic. This is because of both Art Coursework and Exam Preparation. I have trail exams for all my GCSEs in 2 weeks, and haven't done any revision (no revision=failure), so am trying to find time to revise. As for my art coursework, well I have just given all my art work into my teacher- meaning that's over and done with.

I am very stressed at the moment, as I have the Trial Exams in two weeks, and after that I have even more revision for a real exam in science and additional science (ahh, my worst subject!!). I am not so scared about this exam, as last time I did get a B (two marks off an A!), but I am still very worried about it.

I have also another subject to worry about, maths. This is because last time I got a D (in an in-class exam), when before I had achieved a B. This was devistating, and the teacher took me into his private office to ask me if their was anything wrong. I thought he was a lovely teacher, doing his best to sound helpful, but last lesson he screamed at me.

Obviously I just sat back down, and kept quiet after making a tiny mistake which he could of solved by saying 'no no, you do this..' instead of 'WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? DO YOU NOT LISTEN?! I DON'T EVEN SEE WHY YOU DID THIS!' which totally rattled me. I ended up leaving the lesson (end of the day), and crying as soon as I got into the car, telling mum the whole story.

Hopefully it will be a better experience next lesson, which is tomorrow (just after our whole school photo). :(

Wish me luck! x

Lush Soap Series- Godmother

Lush's Godmother Description:

'For really soft hands that smell like our best selling Snow Fairy shower gel. Despite our Ballistics, skincare, haircare and other wonderful products, people tend to call Lush "That soap shop." This is fair, because we do make exceedingly good soaps. We looked into this - technically, Pia looked into it and we were all very interested - and found that 68% of people in the UK wash their hands with washing up liquid. Put it down and step away slowly. Mo, our soap supreme, has made this special soap for keeping by the kitchen sink. Think of it as your fairy godmother.'

Today I will be doing a review on Godmother; a very softening and feminine soap priced at £2.65 per 100g, which is below average for the Lush soap range.

If I had to rate this soap from 1 to 5, I would definitely rate it as 3- just because it's very drying, but I love the smell.
The soap is a really attractive purple colour with the smell of Snow Fairy (a limited edition product available at christmas time). The soap is rather drying on my sensitive/dry skin, and the smell doesn't last long.

The only real things I like about this soap is the colour and smell, but it's really not very good at lathering. I find because it doesn't lather at all, I have nearly the same amount of it as I started with. I would buy this soap again, as it works okay with a cloth or loufah. Over all this is an attractive soap, but doesn't work well at all.

Monday, April 12

Lush Soap Series- HIWTK

Lush's Honey I Washed The Kids Description:

'The irresistible toffee and honey soap. Once you've sniffed it, you've got to have it. On paper, it's difficult to portray the full effect of this honeycomb and toffee scented soap. People who fully intended to walk past a Lush shop find themselves unable to resist its tempting fragrance. They inhale, drool, pick up a big chunk and join the queue for the till. It's hard not to buzz about this one.'

Today I will be doing a review on Honey I Washed The Kids; a very popular, creamy, sweet smelling soap priced at £2.95 per 100g, which is just above average for the Lush soap range.

If I had to rate this soap from 1 to 5, I would definitely rate it as 4- just because it does exactly what it says on the tin.

The soap is really attractive, as it comes with a skinny layer of real honeycomb on top, and lathers instantly. It is effective as a soap because when used my hands feel soft but clean, and very moisturized. Even though this soap is made with the scent of honey, I think it smells quite a bit like lemon as well, which I don't like so much- so it lost 1 mark. Over all this is a lovely soap, and very attractive.

Lush Soap Series- Rockstar

I am going to start doing a review series about different Lush soaps, probably one a day, and they will be very short and quick. The soap images I use in each of the review series will be from the Lush website, and are not taken by me.

Lush's Rockstar Description:
'The creamy vanilla sweetie one. Here's a soap for all of us who know we ought to be attracted to sophisticated beiges and navy blues, but can't help grabbing everything pink! The Rock Star soap smells just like Creamy Candy Bath, so now you can shower and bathe with our sweet vanilla perfume.'

Today I will be doing a review on Rockstar; a pink, creamy, sweet smelling soap priced at £2.90 per 100g, which is average for the Lush soap range.

If I had to rate this soap from 1 to 5, I would definitely rate it as 5- just because I adore it.

The soap is creamy and lathers instantly, and is very pretty and feminine to store in my the bathroom sink for visitors to see. It smells like candyfloss, but quite musky- in a good way. To start with I hated the smell of this soap- smelt like PMS (eew...) and old ladies. But now I think it smells heavenly, and the smell lingers for over 20 minutes (bonus!).

Obducted by Coursework

For many of you who have seen my Youtube channel, you will know I am still in school. So it will be no surpise that I am bogged down by Coursework right now, which is not fun. I have spent the first week of my half term lounging, blogging and having a trip to London, but I now have to start all my coursework.

I have lots to do, including Geography, Physics and a whole Child Development report- but the main thing I will be spending lots of time on, is my Art coursework. I need to finish my sketchbook, create 4 A2 pieces of work and a final piece (+ a design sheet).. which all needs to be handed in when I get back to school.

By now you will be thinking 'I care why?', but there is a reason for this blog- I won't be posting as much this month (secretly wants to cry), and will not be spending so much time on the Lush Forum. This is bad news for me, as I think I am obsessed with Lush a E Blogger.

I hope you don't all miss me ;)

P.S, I now have a new signature, isn't it cute?!

Sunday, April 11

April Favourites

I know this is very early to talk about my favourite items this month, but I was just so excited about how brilliant these products are, I had to tell you! This month I have 2 brands I am amazed with, which are Lush (isn't it always..) and Clinique.

Around two months ago I visited Lush with my mum to spend my main birthday present- money to spend in Lush! I spent all this money within twenty minutes (mostly on shower and skincare) and was exstatic with what I had purchased.

Mum had also brought something, which was Dream Wash- a wash that works a treat on problem skin. She brought this for her excema and though this would help her skin heal quicker, but she didn't realise it had Perfume in, which she can't have. She said I could have it, but I really didn't like the smell, even though I said I would use it.

I had not used it until about a week ago, when I got very experimental, and I must admit its amazing. After shaving I use this, as its really moisturizing- which works great for my dry legs. I love this product, even though the smell is a bit old granny-ish..

Now onto Clinique, which I have really began to build trust with. If you have read my other blogs you will know I have been to London this week, where I brought everything I saw, well this time Mum decided to take me into Selfridges.

When we got in, we were already on the Beauty floor, so she took me over to the Clinique range, where she got a makeover. After the sales assistant had finished, she started to explain my skin type to me, and what products I needed to use to gain a better complexion. She showed me 3 products, which included a facial soap, a toner and a moisturizer.

After only a few days I can see them working already. I will never go back to my other brands now, I am hooked.

Friday, April 9

Lush Review- Fresh Face Masks

I really wanted to do a blog about Lush's fresh face masks, as I wanted to show the world (hmm..) which I love, which I hate, and which I think smell awful. But I have found I can only judge these on my skin type, Dry Combination, which is not very helpful for the large majority of Oily Skinned people out there, but I really want to put my opinions into writing.

I will be giving each face mask a
rating out of five, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the highest, so here goes.

Love Lettuce FFM:
This fresh face mask is made of Lavender, Honey, Ground Almond and Seaweed Oil. It's a green moss colour, and after I left mine in the fridge for only 5 days, it actually had started growing moss and bacteria, so I binned it. When I did use it on my face it left a silky feel, but my skin didn't feel moisturised at all, though it is meant to be an exfoliator. The ground almonds weren't too chunky, so didn't scratch the skin, and I hardly noticed they were there. Over all I would give this face mask 4/5.

Cosmetic Warrior FFM:
After recieving a sample of this keen to try it, knowing it included Tea Tree Oil, Grapes and Eggs, which are surely supposed to help your skin. But when I got home, I tried smelling it and could of passed out, as it included Garlic, which I hate. The outcome of using Cosmetic Warrior also wasn't that great, as my skin felt bumpy and dry after using the face mask. I would rate this 1/5, as the smell totally put me off.

Cupcake FFM:
As this face mask is specially created for Teenage Skin, I knew I had to try it out. Joined with Cocoa Butter, Pepperment and Spearmint- I knew I would love this Cocoa Powder treat, used to calm breakouts. Cupcake left my face feeling smooth, soft and silky (good alliteration!) but I did feel a bit dry afterwards, which wasn't so great. Over all I would give this face mask 3.5/5, just to be difficult.

Oatifix FFM:

I absolutely knew I would love this face mask as soon as I saw it included Banana as well as Oatmeal, which I am totally obsessed with right now (the banana, not the oatmeal). This face mask is an exfoliator, but I also find it very moisturizing, which works a treat on my dry skin. The only thing I would change about this fresh face mask; it would be the consistency, as it is very chunky, though I find it much easier to use when I have warmed the pot in my hands first. I would rate this FFM at 4.5/5, and it's definitely the favourite of all I have tried.

Thursday, April 8

Paperchase Notebook

So while I was in Paddington station, London, I noticed this really tiny store called Paperchase, which looked so pretty and delicate. It stocks all sorts stationary items and little perky items, such as Glasses Cases, Passport Cases and Colour Pens.

I had a super quick look around, as I knew the train was set to leave in less than 10 minutes (ahh!). This cute notebook caught my eye, which is a grey colour resembling the grain of a tree. When I saw the decoration of Owls, Butterflies, Birds and Hearts I knew I had to have it, after all.. it was so cute!

So I saw it was £8.50, which is quite expensive for my price range, but I knew I had to have it. I looked inside and noticed it had pink lines, with two different animals on the heading of the pages. It was binded, which makes it super easy to just rip pages out when you make big mistakes (usual occurance), so i had to have it.

After dashing to the till I dropped the notebook and ran over to the Glasses Cases, where I picked up a cute case with a dog on it, which I got for my gran.. and I saw a lovely bright blue writing pen which I got for my dad. I thought to myself 'YAY, I have got them something!' but had totally forgotten how much of a rush I was in, but gladfully I got onto the train with plenty of time to spare.

Going to London, to buy a heat magazine!

Okay, so I didn't really go to London to buy a heat magazine, and for all of you who probably have never heard the phrase before- it's from an advert where a mum takes her kids up to London just to buy a Heat magazine, moving on..

So for the last 4-5 days I have been in London, where I only go once or twice a year, so when I do finally get to visit I get very excited and buy lots of goodies! This visit I didn't buy hardly anything, but I am not going to go into great detail of what I purchased. The main shop from my trip was Jane Norman, where I got lots of clothes, sunglasses and matching handbag and purse. I also mainly brought from Lush, New Look and Selfridges.

I just really want to go through what I got from Lush, which totalled £26.35 for 7 items, two of which were my mum's, which she still has to pay me back for...

The first item I purchased was an item I have got before, which was the Jumping Juniper shampoo bar which I always talk about, as it has worked MIRACLES on my greasy hair. This helps me keep clean, silky hair all day, even if I handle my hair lots.

The second item I purchased was Strawberry Feels Forever, a very famous Lush massage bar, which smells like Strawberries, and is very sweet. I got this for my mum, who came in the shop with me.

I also got 2 Hippy Chick ballistics, which are Limited Edition easter items. My local shop had already sold out of these, so I was happy to find these, as they are very cheap.

After watching lots of Youtube videos I have found that Flosty Gritter is regularly brought by lots of Lushies, so I thought I would try it. I thought this would be a bit of a risk for your.. women areas, but I have heard it doesn't stick! ;)

I also purchased Ocean Salt, an exfoliator used on the face and body, which is rather expensive. I really wanted to try this as again I had heard people talking about it endlessly on Youtube. It is very exfloitating on my combination skin, but I like it, even though it seems to sting on my skin a bit, and stinks.

The last item I got was again for my mum, and I had already tried it, so knew how lovely it was- MMMelting Marshmellow Moments, a bath melt. This smells so sweet and candy like, which is why I LOVE IT, and it goes great with the Candy Fluff scent!

While I was at the tills, my mum kindly asked the shop assistant 'do you have any samples I can use?', hinting she wanted lots, and was given these two samples.. which are actually quite big chunks for sample sizes.. my mum has a talent!
Over all I am more than happy with what I have got, and am very pleased with all the products. I cannot wait to use the Hippy Chicks, as they are Limited Edition, and smell just like the Happy Pill and Happy Hippy.. just a shame these are the last I can get, now they are selling out! :)