Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Review - Lush Golden Egg

lush golden egg bath bomb review
Lush always provide us we lots of beautiful bath and beauty treats for valentines, Christmas and EASTER. I couldn't help but pick up the Golden Egg (£3.25) it attracted me with its golden glitter and honey/toffee scent. 

The glitter does get everywhere, I was planning on saving this particular bath bomb for a time I was planning on going out in hopes it would live me all sparkly, however that night everyone bailed on going out so I had a relaxing bath with this instead. 

It's ingredients include Sweet wild Orange to uplift, cocoa butter to relax and soften skin, bergamot oil to cleanse and olive oil to moisturise and protect. 

lush golden egg bath bomb review
The golden egg is meant to be a cross between a bath bomb and a melt, the egg fizzes up slowly releasing a sweet scent and a few bubbles as it melts away. The water turns a lovely golden Sun colour which is shimmery and sparkly as you swirl the water around you.  

Afterwards my skin was left feeling soft and smooth, with the faint scent of toffee. The glitter does sit on the skin as well as staying behind in the bath but it can easily be washed away.

I would buy this bath bomb again, have you tried any of the Easter range?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

ON BEING 24

I was sat thinking about what I'm doing with my life whilst I watched the moon slowly eclipse the Sun. I think this goes for many people but adult life is not what I imagined it to be when I was a child dreaming about being grown up, having a grown up job with a house, a car and all other grown up things. Now, I wish I could cling onto those last childhood days where it was still okay not to be sure about your future and what you are doing with your life. 

When I imagined about being older I was sure by the time I was 24 I would have moved out of my parent's house and I'd be living a cutesy cottage, I wouldn't have a job I would have a career and by now I would have travelled to a zillion countries and ticked more items of my bucket list. 

The reality?

I'm still living at home, along with my twenty six year old brother and twenty three year old sister, none of us can afford to move out. I am determined to save up enough money for a mortgage and not rent BUT I constantly yearn for that privacy that comes with having your own space. A part of me regrets not saving money when I got my first job at sixteen but at that age you are young and care free and don't always think to save your money. I was in a relationship for five years from the age of eighteen to twenty three, I was sort of hoping that we would've moved out together after saving enough money but that never happened.  

I do not have the job of my dreams and I still have no idea where I am going. I want to work with animals, I want to write a book, I want make cute and pretty things and sell them. I want to dabble in a lot of things. But it doesn't give me a direction to follow, I've gone back to college at the age of 24 to study animal care but still when this course is over I have no idea what happens next. Half the time it's hard to even know where to start with all of these things. 

Although I have been lucky enough to travel to a few places, I haven't travelled as much as I would have liked, I know the reason for this (another story) and this is one thing I'm trying to conquer! 

It's so hard not to worry when you are sitting at home, flicking through facebook for the fiftieth time that day, doing nothing when you could be doing something productive. Time wasting when we could be doing something else, I think we are all guilty of this at times. It is so hard not too compare yourself to others of similar age, the majority of people in my year at school have children, they are engaged, they have good jobs, and they all seem to have their life figured out. 

I guess adulthood is a lot different, and I'm still trying to figure it all out but I'm looking forward to the rest of it and hoping things will slowly start to fall in place. 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Crafty Creatives box 32 - Decoupage

So, when crafty creatives gave us a clue for this months box pointing towards matryoshka dolls (Russian dolls) I was excited, I've always wanted to start a collection of matryoshka dolls, I was hoping for a kit that might involve painting them but instead got one which was d├ęcoupage. The kit contained the following.

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The doll which was made up of three layers, tissue paper, glue and a brush, now crafty creatives source these kits, I'm not entirely sure where this one was from although I did find one on this site. I did have a few problems with the kit, the brush was of poor quality with some of the hairs falling out and also the pot of glue we was provided with was not enough to complete all three dolls. Also the wooden dolls were a struggle to put back together, when I opened it for the first time a lot a wood shavings came out with it. However, other than that this is a nice little project that can be completed in a day. 

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I didn't get too adventurous with mine, I quite liked keeping it simple. I struggled a little bit with getting the face 100% smooth but I still like how they came out. What do you think? 


Crafty Creatives is a monthly subscription box that sends a new craft to your door each month (£15 + £2.95pp)  to view past boxes click here.
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