Saturday, 18 October 2014

Lush Christmas/ Halloween haul


As the days have gradually started to get colder and the nights longer, it can only mean one thing- Autumn is finally here. One thing I really miss during the Summer months is long soaks in the bath with my Lush products. Yesterday, I finally managed to take as trip to Lush, where I was delighted to find out they'd released their Autumn/ Christmas range (yes, I know it's only October…) Me being me, I went slightly over-board, considering I already have a few products at home to use up.

The first product I bought was an old favourite of mine- Candy mountain. This is a bubble bar so, not only does it turn your bath a lovely shade of pink, but also fills it with bubbles (Lush products never disappoint with the amount of bubble they can create!) If you're not a fan of sweet scents, I advise you avoid this as it can seem very sickly! However, I personally find the scent delicious. 

I picked this up purely because it looked adorable! The 'Melting snowman' bath melt smells of Christmas spices and is packed full of oils and butters to moisturise and soften your skin. I would probably use this alongside another product as I like my baths to be bright and interesting, however this looks like a great product which I'm really excited to try out!

The 'Wizard' is another adorable bubble bar that I picked up. Unfortunately, most of the Halloween range had sold out, but luckily there were a few of these left! The bar itself looks really cute and kind of reminds me of a character from Adventure Time… not sure if its just me ;) The 'Wizard' has lots of oils in it to help soothe and refresh your skin so it looks like a really great product!

'Shoot for the stars' was the only bath bomb I picked up and it looks amazing! I bought this last year as part of the Christmas range, and so felt obliged to re-purchase as it was so nice. The scent is 'Honey I washed the kids' so again another sweeter scent. When used, this turns your bath a shimmering, midnight blue colour which looks amazing!

On a slightly different note, I also purchased the 'Snow Fairy' massage bar. This is really great for moisturising and also has a slight shimmer. 'Snow Fairy' is by far my favourite Lush scent as its really sweet and delicious :)

The final product I bought was 'The Christmas Penguin'. Unfortunately, its managed to loose it's beak, but its nonetheless adorable. This is another bubble bar and smells quite citrusy (I'm sorry I'm so bad at describing scents…) 

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to let me know in the comments what you think! 

Emily x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Playlist #1-October

Pinch, punch, first of the month ;)

October is by far my favourite month- mainly because its my birthday but also because it's officially autumn. I can finally bring out the massive coats, chunky jumpers and fluffy socks without it being socially unacceptable and I love it :)

I have seen so many people doing 'monthly playlists' and I thought it would be a nice extra post to do each month. My music taste is quite (ok very) varied but I hope there'll be something in there you like. This is basically just everything that I've been listening to non-stop recently :)

1. One (how ironic)- Ed Sheeran

Gah I just love Ed Sheeran. I would put the whole X album as the playlist but I thought it would be better to have some variety.

2. Trail of M&Ms- Gareth Pearson

My friend showed me this song recently and I've just been continually playing it non-stop. Gareth Pearson is amazing :) This is my go to feel good song. Literally, you have to listen to it- it's impossible not to smile :)

3. Chandelier- Sia

This is such a good song omg.

4. Mirrors Mind- James Sharp

My friend wrote this song and I just think its really cute and catchy. I literally haven't been able to get it out of my head. Please check out his youtube channel:

5. Gives you Hell- The All-American Rejects

I literally only just discovered this band but this is one of my favourite songs of theirs :)

6. Amnesia- 5 Seconds of Summer

I couldn't do a playlist without putting a bit of 5sos in. This is their new single and, although they didn't write it, I still love it and it gives me goose bumps whenever I listen to it.

7. Anaconda- Niki Minaj

I'm sorry… its just really catchy :)

8. All about that bass- Meghan Trainor

Emily x