(a very late, or very early depending on how you look at it) Lush Easter

Hoppity Poppity Bath Bomb: LE

Due to the institutional teenager abuse that is A Levels, I have unfortunately just got round to reviewing the lovely Lush Easter pressie I got! First things first, I mean c’mon guys, how cute is this bath bomb? It’s a bunny with a heart for a nose. A bunny with a heart for a nose. And ears. Cute bunny ones. (Not that it’d have dragon’s ears but ya know.) What more could you want at Easter?(that isn’t chocolate anyway)

This lil’ cutie is called Hoppity Poppity due to the surprise of popping candy inside, which when combined with the violet, lime and lavender scent kinda makes your bath smell like a sweet shop – fine with me! The bomb turns pink as it fizzes but leaves the water clear but soft-feeling, as you’d expect from Lush.

Overall it made for a lovely relaxing bath, although next year I must use it actually during Easter! 

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10 Things I Learnt In My AS Year

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Here’s a sentence I sometimes never thought I say – I’ve finished my AS year! (If you’re not familiar with the English education system (lucky you) the ‘AS’ year is the first year of our two year A level courses) All my exams are now done for this year, and I am slowly readjusting to a life without flashcards and mindmaps sellotaped to every spare inch of space in a three mile radius of me. It’s surprisingly difficult!

All this means that I’m nearly ready to get back to my normal blogging schedule, although before I return to full bblog mode I thought I might share with you ten things this past academic year has taught me, whether I wanted to learn them or not!

  1. The difference between stationary and stationery.
  2. Wifi is the highest point in creation and will both save and destroy you.
  3. Under no circumstances should you let a printer sense you’re in a rush to print something. They can smell fear.
  4. Tea is better than vodka in nearly every way and should replace it almost always (especially when revising and essay writing). 
  5. There will be days that are spent entirely in bed listening to 00s pop punk and bidding for bouncy castles on eBay. These days are normal and necessary and not worth regretting (unless you ended up being the highest bidder for that three-tier ball pit complete with waterslide).
  6. How to position my laptop so I can watch films and take a bath simultaneously is and will forever be one of my greatest achievements.
  7. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated because your skin will love you and you’ll get less headaches.
  8. Never underestimate the power of stress to unite people. That person you’ve never really spoken to before? Prepare to cry over revision notes together while sharing a slanket.
  9. Support people whenever you can but let yourself be supported too. You can’t do everything and you don’t have to.
  10. If at first you try and fail make excessive amounts of flashcards and eat pizza with your friends on the kitchen floor.

Good luck to all those of you who still have exams! 

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Happy Birthday Blog!

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Oops. It seems my exam-induced hiatus has meant me missing my blog birthday – noooo! May 24th marked one year of this blog, so I thought I’d share with you the top 12 nuggets of beauty wisdom I’ve learnt (one for every month).

  1. If your foundation doesn’t look right, nothing will. Give yourself a few extra minutes to blend it in perfectly and your concealers and powders will fall seamlessly in to place.
  2. Lipstick is the nectar of the gods and can transform your mood, outfit and general outlook on life. 
  3. There will be certain eyeshadow combinations you look back on and think ‘seriously’. These are to be taken as part of the learning curve and you probably rocked them at the time anyway.
  4. Choose makeup for you and that makes you happy, whether this means a yellow manicure, black lipstick or concealer (or wearing all three). 
  5. Perfectly symmetrical eyeliner happens around twice a year and always when you’re just popping in to town for some milk. 
  6. I am utterly, completely and whole-heartedly useless at contouring.
  7. There are few bad days that can’t be soothed by a evening spent smothered in various masks and conditioners, and none that can’t be somewhat eased by a luxuriously long, hot bath.
  8. If anyone tells you you’re x/y/z for wearing fake tan/false lashes/lipgloss/etc, please tell them where to go and do not listen to them. pls. 
  9. Don’t succumb to the hype. That serum that every blogger and their dog is talking about is probably because said brand sent it out to every blogger and their dog
  10. Similarly to 9, just because your fave blogger loves something doesn’t mean you will. Though your shared love of anime and lambrini may make you internet besties, the gap between skin types is harder to bridge and what works for their oily t-zone may not suit your dry skin.
  11. Eyebrows. What? Eyebrows.
  12. You’re all gorgeous and fabulous and badass with and without makeup. Never feel obligated to wear it or to go without it – it’s a tool for you to use for your enjoyment and advantage. Own it and don’t let it own you. 

Here’s to another year of blogging lovelies!

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