Tuesday, 30 August 2016

My favourite Lush Bath Bombs

The other day, I went into town with my good friend Becca as she needed to take some photos for her school project (Lol, remember school?). On the way to get some food from Five Guys, I made a call for a quick stop at Lush to get stocked up on a few Lush Bath Bombs... and ended up buying a pile of my favourite things.

I love a good Lush Haul, but Hauls show you 

My first favourite is the intergalactic bath bomb. My friend Katie (Who just so happens to have been featured in my blog earlier this month when I wrote a post about water, you can read it here) recommended this one to me, and ever since I've been in love. I popped it into my basket because I had seen her snapchat the effect it had on her bath; the colours truly were intergalactic. 


One of the Lush salespeople recommended me this one when I was looking for the Unicorn Horn after finding out it was just a Valentines Day special. This one has such a beautiful scent that really lingers in your bathroom. I even keep it in a drawer with my clothes to scent them before actually using it.


The fizzbanger is probably my absolute favourite Lush Bath Bomb of all time. Oh my GOODNESS is it good. This bath bomb alone smells exactly like the lingering scent of the Lush stores, and it turns bathwater into a gorgeous shade of green in an incredible display... and it even leaves a bang at the end of your bath. I wrote a review of this bath bomb a while back, which you can see right here!


I picked this one up quite simply because I'm a basic bitch and I love Avocado. Avocado Salad? Yes. Avocado phone case (they actually sell them in Topshop)? YES. Avocado Bath Bomb? YES! This one is so refreshing and just an all round 10. I am so glad I bought it!




I love Think Pink. It has such a cute name, and the flowers on the top are the most adorable thing I've ever seen on a bath bomb- it's art. I've not actually used this one in a bath yet... so I can't tell you how it is in a bath, but it smells and looks so gorgeous dry, so it must be even better when it fizzes up, right?




I was a bit worried that I was going to run out of things to say about these bath bombs by the last one, but so far I (think I am anyway) am going on strong! This cute bath bomb caught my eye just as I was about to pay, and for under £2, I'm so glad I bagged it! It's lavender scented, which is perfect for a relaxing evening bath; yet it's not so overpowering that it sends you to sleep while actually in the bath, lol.


Well, that's it for now! I really hope you enjoyed this little Lush Favourites post!

What's your favourite Lush Bath Bomb?

Monday, 29 August 2016

A day in Cieszyn

Cieszyn was one of the most photogenic places we visited on our trip to Poland. (Can a town/city even be photogenic??) It was days like this that made me so glad that I took my camera on holiday with me this year rather than relying on my phone.

As always, each photograph has a story to it... and I would usually jump at the chance to narrate each of these shots, but I thought that this time it might be a nice change to just let you enjoy the photos for what they are; photos. No embellishments, no ad-ons... just pure, unedited photographs from a day in my holiday.








 On Our Plates:
Polish Pjerogi (Dumplings with meat stuffed inside, with bacon, and cabbage and cucumber salad in the center)
Polish Savory Pancakes (Egg Pancakes stuffed with spinach and chicken)





 On my Nails:
OPI Nail Laquer in shade Berlin There Done That
On My Face:
Bobbi Brown Fair BB Cream
Revolution Ultra Eyeshadow in the shade Angel
Gosh Long Lasting Brow Pen
MUA Highlight Shimmer Stick
Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream
Summer of Love Triple Baked Bronzer by I<3makeup i="">
GOSH Foundation Primer Cream
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara



I'm wearing:
Roche trainers - Nike
Black Leather Shorts - New Look
Cream Patterned Crop-top - New Look
Black Handbag - New Look




Sunday, 28 August 2016

Lately, I've been loving...

♥ Iced mocha frappes from McDonalds, which are surprisingly absolutely wonderful

This blog

This picture from weheartit

♥ My brand new nike roches

This adorable sweater from forever 21

This writing set from paperchase

This blog post

♥ Caramel lattes... they are just life

This cute quote

♥ The money in my bank that I don't need to spend (yet)

♥ The reason by Lacey Sturm

This youtube video

♥ The band walk the moon

This magazine

♥ The Nyxx matte lip gloss, in London shade

♥ Calm by Michael Acton Smith

♥ Flipping through Label's catalogue

A day in Ustron, and a night in Topolej

We spent our first day in Poland very close to the hotel, only leaving to visit the nearby town mid-afternoon. I treated Katie to her first try of Polish food, which just so happened to be cheese. You'd understand if you knew how damn good Polish cheese is, lol.

We had a little wander around the town, and took some cute pictures of eachother- and the flowers. We then made one of the worst decisions of the week... after getting a lift to the town by a friend who worked at the hotel, we thought it would be a good idea to walk back. Wait, that doesn't give it justice.

Wearing flip flops and pumps, in 25 degree heat, we thought it would be a good idea to walk back up and down hills, on roads that didn't have pavements. We were absolute idiots, but I guess at least we know we did some exercise that week. Seriously though, I regret that walk so much.



 We probably got back from our walk around 7pm, and treated ourselves to a traditional Polish soup which I had actually never tried before, despite having been in Poland a good number of times previously. It was kinda spicy, with a lot of cabbage in it. Yeah, cabbage soup. It doesn't sound too appetising but trust me, it was good.

We then settled down and the group of Moroccans played a bit of traditional music for us, which was very quirky. It was so different from anything else I'd ever heard before, and we had a good laugh while enjoying the music. 

The menu that evening was all centred around traditional Moroccan dishes, which I'm ngl wasn't exactly ideal when I was trying to show Katie how awesome Polish food was, but the food was amazing nonetheless! 


 As the night went on, a variety of different groups performed. A belly dancer even came up at one point, which was extremely uncomfortable for my little conservative British self to watch. Later we migrated to the hotel gardens, where the cosy little bench area had been transformed into a makeshift stage. 

I stayed near the side of the stage with my new Moroccan friends, and enjoyed a bit of Polish music (and Polish cider, which fyi is not as good as Koppa). The atmosphere was incredible- I have no words to describe how amazing it felt to be standing outside under the moonlit sky, dancing along to songs I didn't understand.



As the night progressed, we returned back inside the hotel main room and I called an end to the alcohol I was drinking. I decided when I lost count of how many beers I had it was time to stop, jokes jokes. So I stood at the bar for a while, waiting for a hot chocolate to take over to the table where Katie was sat with her water like the smart, healthy, beautiful girl she is. And a young looking couple joined me at the bar, and ordered a few shots all round, which I promise I tried to refuse, but I ended up taking a half shot with the woman anyways because yolo and all that. Anyway, we got chatting (I was still waiting for my hot chocolate at this point) and got by in mainly Polish, and they seemed like really decent people.

I made my departure when I got my hot chocolate, and made a bee line over to Katie, who at the time was sitting alone reading a bit of a book that I had lent her. (Where she went, the sequel to If I stay, 10/10 would recommend). And soon after, the couple joined us at the table, which was lovely. We had a really great laugh with them, talking about all sorts of things like University, to Scotland, to Music, to Alcohol... literally, everything. And then came the dreaded question... The question that makes me feel a little bit silly; as if I'm a kid wearing her Mum's lipstick. "So, how old are you?"

Obviously I answered with the truth. 17, almost 18. And the woman looked pretty darn shocked, which at least made me feel a little bit better, lol. She told me how she thought I was in my 20's, which tbh I didn't expect. I always thought I had a baby face. So anyways, I asked her the same question, expecting her and her husband to be around 25 or so. Turns out I was in for a bit of a shock too, cos they were in their early 30's! That just goes to show that age is pretty much meaningless when it comes to friendships ect. to be honest.




Friday, 26 August 2016

A week in Poland: Overview

So as many of you already know, a week ago last Thursday I jetted off to Poland with my close friend Katie. We started our adventure at 2pm when her Mum graciously dropped us off at the airport. The goodbyes were full of emotion, excitement and anticipation as we looked forward to our week of freedom.

We spent the week in a very cultural hotel, owned by a wonderful woman who went to school with my Mum. Each room was designed to reflect a different counties culture, which was incredible. We were lucky enough to stay in the gorgeous Bulgarian room. If you check out their website, topolej.pl you'll be able to see a taste of what the hotel has to offer.
Packing was definitely not as hard as I thought it would be. We only took hand luggage this time since we were only staying for a week, and my bag served me well. The only problem I encountered was how full my liquids bag was... I ended up having to bin my beloved Simple moisturiser at the airport, but at least now I have an excuse to buy a new moisturiser- hello feel unique, here I come!


Our room had a balcony which overlooked the hotel gardens and the rural landscape in the distance. It really was something else; being able to wake up, and open the curtains to such a beautiful sight.

We spent the majority of our time in the hotel gardens, which were full of colour and energy. The hotel was very relaxed and had such a chill, friendly atmosphere. We had a good few meals and drinks at the hotel too, and the staff were always ready to help. There was also a group of Moroccan men staying at the hotel to work there, and they spoke brilliant English which was really lovely. We all got along really well, and had a good few games of table football, lol.

During this holiday I probably consumed more alcohol than I ever have before too, lol. We had good fun! Without going into too much detail, I genuinely had a whole bottle of this vodka drink thing to myself, as well as a good number of shots, beers and ciders. Whoops.



 Katie and I went on a fair number of trips to the different towns and cities that were nearby, and on one occasion we went to Cieszyn (I think that's how you spell it?) and had a walk across the Polish/Czech Republic border, which I'm sure I'll tell you more about soon... No spoilers. 
 We also encountered quite a few unusual looking bugs during our stay. From a huge green dragonfly which I saw in the morning hovering over the swimming pool, to this flat ladybug thing... One thing I won't be missing about Poland is the bugs. I'll stick to the flies, wasps and house spiders thank you very much.
The money... Well, that's a whole other story. Compared to the UK, Poland was cheap as balls. I spent the same amount for a full, heaped meal in Poland as I would for coffee and (maybe) a cake in Glasgow. Seriously. 

But that's not the only thing that baffled me about money in Poland. When I was in Edinburgh Airport, I grabbed the opportunity to use an ATM so that I could get some English money out to exchange in Poland rather than taking it out once we got there. So that worked absolutely fine, I got a good amount of money that I knew would last me the week. But when it got to exchanging my money for Polish zloty at the Bank, they only accepted some of my notes to exchange. I was left with four £20 notes, and was told there was nothing wrong with them- they were legitimate notes... but the bank wouldn't take them. Katie and I literally scoured every bank and exchange bureau, but we were always given the same answer; it's real money, but we can't exchange it. All I can say now is thank goodness everything was so cheap.

On the mornings where we couldn't be bothered doing much or going anywhere just yet, I flopped down on this plush little sunbed and popped on some tunes on my tablet. My goal was to get a tan, and while I am more tan than before, I didn't achieve the bronzed Goddess look that I was aiming for. Maybe next year, lol.

And least but not last, this is where we had our breakfast most mornings, and where we chilled out in the evening after travelling around. The colours were so vibrant, and it just felt like such a lovely intimate place.