Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar - Lush Review

So, I should start by saying that I'm not sponsored by Lush or anything, I just really love their products (annoyingly so does my 8 year old daughter so she often uses my stuff so I don't get to).

Last night I tried the Creamy Candy bubble bar, and I can't believe that this is my first time trying it, it was absolutely wonderful.
The official Lush description says 'If you'd normally reach for a sweet treat to lift your mood, this bubble bar does just the job.', and they aren't wrong. It smells incredibly sweet, like candy floss, which I love, and the scent stayed on my skin for quite a while afterwards.

For anyone new to Lush, a bubble bar is basically bubble bath in solid form. You can use the whole thing or break off a chunk of it, and crumble it under the water to create lots of bubbles and generally change the colour of the water.

It created a lot of thick foamy bubbles, they stayed the entire time I was in the bath and were just as thick when I got out. Usually bubble bath makes bubbles that are gone within minutes of getting in the bath.
It also turned the water a lovely shade of candy floss pink. I expected it to be brighter based on the colour of the bar before it dissolved, however I suppose the name Creamy Candy should have tipped me off that it would be a more creamy pink than a bright one.
My skin smelled and felt great after I got out, apparently the bar is extra moisturising because of the almond and cocoa butter it contains. I don't know how accurate that is, but I know that my skin feels soft now, so whatever the reason for it, I'm happy.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone as a good way to ease into Lush products as it's only £3.50 and you can break it into smaller pieces and use it for a few different baths, if you do it will just not create as much colour or bubbles, but will still be amazing. And as with all Lush products it is cruelty free.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

A Change is as Good as a Rest.

So, I've had quite a lot going on at the moment what with a new job, and having to move house right before Christmas. Unfortunately all of that has meant that my blog has fallen by the wayside.

I'm hopefully back into more of a routine now, and although I may have some more upheaval in the next few months, I plan to keep on top of my blog this time.

So, as the title suggests I've changed the layout of my blog a little bit, and will now for the most part be focusing on reviews of books, movies, and products that I buy. I will still be doing my posts about events that I go to, but since they tend to be pretty expensive I only get to got a few times a year, and even with my most serious case of verbal incontinence I wouldn't be able to find a whole years worth of stuff to talk about.

I'm aiming to have at least 1 book/movie review per week, and 1 product review. No I apologise in advance, but I will probably review so much stuff from Lush that you will want to kill me, I just can't help it, I can't go by the shop without buying new stuff. I will however also be looking at different flavours/types of alcohol and food and stuff just so you don't go crazy.

So, keep an eye out for my next post in a day or 2 which will be a Lush product review, I might as well start as I mean to go on.

Thanks for being so patient with me.

Friday, 23 November 2018

My top 5 ideas for alternative dates.

I'll start by saying that I have been single for a very long time and have been on my fair share of dates, and the formula always seems to be the same, dinner, maybe a couple of drinks afterwards and that's about it. Sometimes maybe a film is thrown in, which to be fair is a good thing because while you can't talk in the movie, you do have a guaranteed topic of conversation afterwards in case of awkward silences.

So, in no particular order are my top 5 ideas for dates that break out of the usual pattern.

1. Comic Con

Obviously this is an acquired taste, but if you pick something small and local then you'll get the fun of seeing some of the people in costume, see all of the stalls and things but you won't get the huge pressing crowds of a bigger convention. You and your date don't have to dress up obviously (although I probably would), but maybe challenge each other to wear your geekiest t-shirt or something.

2. Live Comedy

I don't mean huge arenas to see a hugely famous comedian, not that there's anything wrong with that. I mean comedy clubs or small gigs by new comedians. They might be hit and miss, but if the comedy is bad then you and your date can have a laugh between you about how much they bombed. If they're good then that's even better, and like I mentioned with the cinema, if you grab a drink after then you have a guaranteed topic of conversation, which is great if it's a first date that you met online.

3. Live Music

Small local bands or singers in pubs are a great place to go because you can have a drink while you're there, and if the conversation isn't flowing then you can just listen to the music rather than trying to fill the silence or force things. Plus you might discover a new band to love and if you end up together you'll be able to bond by going to their gigs together.

4. A Museum

Most local museums tend to be free or reasonably cheap, and you get to learn more about the area together. Obviously it isn't for everyone, some people find museums boring, but there's one near me that has a real mummy which is amazing. You get to learn something, and it gives you an easy topic of conversation as you walk around.

5. Go Ape (or something similar where you live)

Obviously this doesn't specifically have to be Go Ape, but I mean something physical that can have you active and having fun together. If you and your date aren't into heights or anything that strenuous then perhaps a walk in the forest instead which is a lighter pace than an obstacle course in the tree tops. Perhaps set some sort of list of things to spot to add a bit more of a challenge to your walk. You could even go and feed the ducks just to get out in the open air.

So there you have it, my top 5 alternative date ideas. A couple of these are things that I've done on dates and some are things that I enjoy doing that I think would make good dates. If anyone has any other suggestions then why not add them in the comments, I'm always open to good ideas.

As a bonus idea for the festive season (not available all year round which is why it didn't make the list) why not go to a Christmas market. Music and stalls and food and beer, what could be better then wrapping up warm and getting in to the Christmas spirit for a night.