Week In Photos #35

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas eve breakfast / Rudolph for work / Workmate / Hanging stocking on the tank
Beauty presents / New slippers / Onsie / HP tshirt
New Docs / Skerryvore CD / Gig aftermath / Lush bath

Hello everyone, welcome to my last week in photos of 2012! This has been the best year yet! This week has been mainly about Christmas but on Friday night I went to see Skerryvore at Howden Park Centre. Skerryvore are a traditional Scottish band, complete with bagpipes! I'd never listened to them before and I am now converted, especially since the fiddler and the accordionist(?!) were very very sexy.

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Lush Christmas Eve Bubble Bar Review

Monday, 24 December 2012

This is one of my favourite Lush products and I thought it would be very fitting to review it today! I didn't actually use it today, I used it on Friday night to relax before the pre-Christmas weekend at work began but hey ho.


This smells of ylang ylang and jasmine, one hell of a relaxing cocktail. I find with most of the Lush Christmas range the scent is either really sweet or really spicy and this doesn't fit into either of those two categories. I think it's nice to have something a little bit more exclusive and yet still nice and comforting. This would be a good present for someone that sometimes finds Lush scents a bit too much. I used the whole bar and it made a load of bubbles although you could have easily used half the bar and still be satisfied with the result. This was £2.95 which I think is pretty decent value for money.

One thing I must comment on though is that last year the little yellow moon was encased in the blue bit. This meant that the water went a lovely rich blue colour. Now there's a lot more yellow and the water goes a funny pea green colour. It's not a major complaint I just think the composition of it last year was a lot nicer.


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Week In Photos #34

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Best card ever for Stuart / Dolan inspired card / Getting my soup going
My friends rock / Give away prizes / Frozen Ribena

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a good week. My week has been pretty good, it was the last week of term so I didn't really have to do much at school which was nice. Stuart and I were planning to go to Winter Wonderland in Edinburgh on Thursday but it was raining pretty heavily so we decided on a night in instead. That was pretty much it apart from my new headteacher's 'Christmas Reflection Service'(a load of total bullshit).


One of the highlights of my week was finding out that I'd won Amy's Christmas giveaway! I won Lush's Melting Snowman(read a review here) which is one of my favourites and a Topshop nail polish in Gem which I was super excited for as I've never had a glitter nail polish or anything from Topshop's make up range. Thank you Amy! Although when the parcel came there was so much sellotape on it it took me ages to unwrap it!

Hope you have a great Christmas!

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An Evening In Glasgow

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Last Friday I headed through to Glasgow to meet two other bloggers, Louise and Morag. The journey started off well: I didn't miss my train, I got on for a child on the train and I managed to read lots of my book on the journey. Then I got to the station and Louise and I realised that we were at different stations. Looking back on it now it was hilarious but at the time I was actually really freaked out, we then arranged to meet at St Enochs, the only place in Glasgow I actually know how to get to. As soon as I met Louise I felt like we had know each other for ages, she's so friendly. We then had a mooch about the shops for a while until Morag was finished work. We were just making our way out of House Of Fraser when we were attached by a ball of fluff, otherwise known as Morag in her bear jacket, which I am very jealous of by the the way! 




Then we headed to Wagamamas for dinner. This was the first time that I had ever been and I ordered the chicken 'firecracker'. The presentation was absolutely beautiful but it was just too spicy for me to handle! I managed to eat about half of it but it was actually painful. It was really tasty but too hot, one hell of a paradox! I really enjoyed my meal but I think next time I go I'll order something else, Louise had a katsu curry and that looked delicious so maybe I'll try that next.


Also, instead of getting us Christmas cards Morag bought Louise and I cards that reminded her of us. I got one with cupcakes on it and it comes with a recipe on the inside. It was so thoughtful, thank you Morag!


Overall, I had an amazing day and I'm so glad that I got to meet Louise and Morag!

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Week In Photos #33

Sunday, 16 December 2012
Finally finished The Shining / Cinnamon stars / Best graphic novel
Wagamamas / 'Christmas' card from Morag / Train reading
American sweet package / New fish

This has been a bit of an up and down week for me. I had an appointment on Wednesday at a hospital to have a look at my back, I was told by a chiropractor in March that there was a slight curve to my spine. I basically got told that there is nothing wrong with my back. Which obviously puts me in a very awkward situation as I've been paying for 'alignment' for 10 months now. I also don't really know what was causing my pain now as well, I don't know if I'll ever get an answer. But afterwards my mum took me to the German market and bought me cinnamon stars to cheer me up.

On Friday I went to meet Morag and Louise in Glasgow. It was an amazing day and I lost my Wagamamas virginity. Don't want to say too much about it though as I have a whole post planned about it. And then when I got home my package from an American pen pal had came, can't wait to try everything.

And last night a really good friend of mine had a party, it was an amazing night.

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Week In Photos #32

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Hilarious hat / Finished The Casual Vacancy
Gingerbread cupcake / My little tree

Hello everyone! Sorry I don't have many photos this week but I haven't really done much. I've pretty much been revising all week and trying to sort everything out for Christmas. I finally finished reading The Casual Vacancy, I didn't really like it that much when I started it but by the time I got to the end I was really enjoying it. We also got round to putting up the Christmas tree, I have this mini one in my room, how cute! I've also nearly finished my Christmas shopping, I just need to get my dad's, something for Stuart's parents, my co-workers and the final piece of Stuart's.

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Lush Cinders Bath Bomb Review

Saturday, 8 December 2012

I used Cinders last year for the first time after picking it up in the 50% off sale after Christmas and absolutely loved it. I was so excited about the Christmas collection this year purely because of this. It took me a while to get round the buying it as I had a lot of Christmas shopping to do but when I was in Edinburgh last weekend I decided that seeing as I had nearly finished all my shopping I deserved to treat myself!

The thing that mainly attracted me to this bath bomb is the scent. This smells so warm, fruity and spicy. To me this is just Christmas in a bath bomb. Unfortunately I think they've changed this product since last year. It just didn't seem to be as strong after it dissolved in the bath and the colour was different as well. Last year this made your bath look like really dehydrated pee. This year it still looked like pee but a bit more hydrated.  Not the most pleasant description but the most accurate.

However, despite this I still love it. The smell is still the same even if it's not as strong and it has popping candy in it which makes it really fun to use. At £2.25 it's one of the cheaper bath bombs and therefore would make a great stocking stuffer. As I've said this is part of the limited edition Christmas range so you should pick one up whilst you can!


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Week In Photos #31

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Super bright fish at work / 1 year anniversary with Stuart / Officially panda hat season
My blind broke on me! / My first ever £50 note / Friends
Winter Wonderland from the ferris wheel / Fireworks from the ferris wheel
Group photo / Movember / Advent Calander

This has probably been the best week I've had in a very long time. On Tuesday it was my first year anniversary with Stuart which was very crazy to think about. We were going to go out for dinner but we couldn't agree on a restaurant so we decided to stay in instead. We ordered dominoes(hooray for two for Tuesdays) and watched Grey's Anatomy. I actually think I enjoyed myself more than I would have if we'd gone out, I really just prefer a night in to be honest.

It's also been super cold this week! At my school when the 4th year prelims are on the corridor that connects the two halves of the school is shut so it's a complete and utter pain in the butt that the day they started was the first day of heavy frost. I'm actually really afraid of ice after I had a bad fall about two years ago so I've been very nervous all of this week but I have been enjoying the nice frosty scenery.

On Friday a few friends and I headed to Edinburgh for some Christmas shopping and to visit Winter Wonderland. It was an amazing day. We first went shopping and I got some really nice presents for people(and for myself). I also ran into Georgia from Aushnakilops on YouTube and I said hello to her and we got chatting and it was really cool. Then we headed to Pizza Hut(second pizza in one week, no cares given) and then onto Winter Wonderland. It was raining pretty heavily but that didn't stop us from having a great time. We decided to go on the ferris wheel and as soon as it started the fireworks started going off at Edinburgh castle! It was perfect timing and absolutely beautiful, it made the day.

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Lush Melting Snowman Review

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Melting Snowman was always a product that I avoided in the past. I don't know why, I'd never even picked it up to smell it. I guess there was just something about the way it looked that put me off and that I didn't imagine it smelling all that good. I was very very wrong. I read a few reviews of this and discovered that it actually smells spicy and Christmas-y. There's nothing I love more than warm spicy smells. At £1.95 a pop it's also one of the cheapest bath melts out there so I decided to give it a shot.

When I put this in the bath it sort of fizzed and began to 'melt'. This didn't really do much to the water, just make it sort of milky so I didn't really think it was worth taking a photo. When I bought this the guy that works in Lush said: "I love zis one but I like to mix eet een. I like zee bright colours."(I think he's French but I'm really bad at placing accents). He had a point. I think it would be cool if this had one of the hidden cores that some Lush products have. It does give off a great scent though. Very cinnamon-y with a hint of clove, perfect on a cold winter night.

One thing about this is that it's very moisturising. It contains cocoa butter(which I'm pretty is what the eyes are made of, at first I thought they were chocolate chips!) and various oils including patchouli oil and clove leaf oil. This would be great if you have dry skin and I found no need to moisturise after getting out the bath.

Overall I'm glad that I finally tried this as it's now one of my top Lush smells, I might go back and ask the sexy French guy what he likes to mix it in wish and see what sort of Lush cocktail I can make with it.

Side note: I also think that it's worth saying that Stuart and I have been dating a year today! 

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Recipe: Jaffa Cakes

Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Sorry for the crappy instagram photo
It's been far too long since I've shared a recipe with you all so I'm going to share a recipe for jaffacakes I found on Narcissism Is Necessary. These were so delicious so thank you to Kimerbly! I'm in no way trying to copy this recipe and claim it as my own, I just loved the recipe so much I wanted to share it.

Ingredients

Cakes

2 eggs
50g of Caster Sugar
50g of plain flour

Topping
1 packet of orange jelly
1 tablespoon of marmalade
Boiling water
200g of dark chocolate

Method

1. Mix up your jelly according to your instructions and then add a tablespoon of Dundee marmalade(my gran insists on this, she doesn't even like marmalade, it's a heritage thing). Mix until dissolved.
2. Get a large, shallow tray and pour your jelly mixture into it, you want it to be about half a cm thick. Leave to set.
3. Beat sugar and eggs in a bowl over some hot water until pale and fluffy. Them mix in the flour.
4. Pour into greased muffin tins or use muffin cases.
5. Bake at 180C for 10 minutes.
6. Remove the cakes from the tin or peel off the muffin cases.
7. Use a circular cookie cutter to cut out the jelly and place the jelly discs in the centre of the cakes.
9. Melt the chocolate over hot water and spoon onto the cakes. I'd recommend doing this twice as the heat melts the jelly and makes the chocolate slide off.
10. Enjoy.

I honestly can't explain how delicious these are. I made these to take to a gathering with people from my guitar class during the summer and they all agreed they were amazing. Not to blow my own trumpet or anything!

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Nestle? No way.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

I've got a bit of a different post for you all today. I think I've mentioned before that I boycott Nestle but I never really went into why and in this post I am.

People all over the world have been boycotting Nestle since the 70s because of the way that they advertise their baby milk formula in developing countries. I would just like to start off by saying that this is not a post slagging off mothers who choose not to breast feed, I myself was raised on formula milk. However the marketing that Nestle use in these parts greatly undermines breast feeding and is very misleading. Nestle are full in their right to sell their formula milk wherever they please but they also have a moral obligation to make sure that it's used in a way that will benefit the children it's designed for. Education isn't exactly great in developing countries so knowledge of the benefits of passive immunity from breast milk isn't common knowledge, I think that if Nestle are going to sell formula milk they also need to make sure women know the benefits of breast feeding as well.

There's nothing wrong with the formula milk itself but it does need to be mixed with water. And the truth is that in a third world country the water isn't likely to be clean enough that you would be comfortable with giving it to any child, never mind a new born baby. Also due to high illiteracy rates and the fact that the packaging is not always in their language, a lot of parents are unable to fully understand the sterilisation instructions that come with the formula. Many people also use less formula than necessary to make the formula last longer and this is very dangerous and will affect the development of the child.

Source


I found out about this during my first year of high school because an RE teacher was very into it and done a lesson on it to every class. I'm actually quite surprised that it's not a lot more well known because it's so important. I think that Nestle are exploiting the poor and the illiterate and that it's very disgusting. It gets me so riled up when profit is put before people, especially children.

It's been several years since I've consumed any Nestle products and honestly I didn't find it very hard to give up. I really expected to miss a lot of the candies(jelly tots!!!!) and chocolates(kit kats!!!) but at the end of the day I'm just not comfortable with giving money to a company that's so exploitive. It can be a real pain in the butt, especially when you have to explain it to people that don't seem to understand or when someone buys you chocolate that you can't eat. But at the end of the day I'm really happy that I'm a part of this movement and I don't regret passing up a single areo.

I'm not trying to force anyone into joining the boycott, I'm just trying to raise awareness for a cause that's very close to my heart. Now that you've read this it's up to you what you decide to do with the information I've shared with you. Lots more can be found on the internet but this is a site that I find particularly helpful. Also a list of Nestle products can be found here.

I would also really appreciate it if you could share this post if you agree with the boycott. Awareness is key!


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Week In Photos #30

Sunday, 11 November 2012
Corydora / Condom-esque Christmas decorations in the local centre / Old photo of my grandad
Throwing out all my old vampire books / Kiwi / Snickerdoodles
Friend's party pictures / A fish with more spinal problems with me
Dog at work / Finished my mum's scrap book / Repeat

This week's been a bit weird, one of those weeks that seems to take forever and then when you look back on it you can hardly remember it! I've been pretty busy trying to finish an essay on Heart Of Darkness(still not done) and finish my mum's scrapbook for her birthday(done). I also passed my maths and chemistry tests, only have an English NAB, a physics NAB and a physics test and them I'm done.

On Friday my friend Louise, middle photo, had some people round for her birthday and it was a really good night. I got to bake for it as well(why aren't snickerdoodles popular in the UK?) which is always a plus. I think instead of having a bring your own booze birthday party I'll have a bring your own baking party. Yes that sounds like a good plan to me. 

I had a super weird day at work yesterday. During the week someone brought in a collection of monster fish, there's a silver shark as big as my forearm. It's crazy! And then yesterday someone brought in a massive goldfish with one hell of a spinal curve. I also got bitten by an ant, have you ever been bitten by an ant?! IT HURTS. A lot!

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LUSH Caca Rouge Review With Before And After Pictures

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

I've always wanted to be a red head. Red headed ladies are the sexiest ladies, hands down, and if you don't agree with me then please have a look at this blog. However, my hair is naturally quite a dark brown and I didn't really fancy ruining it with bleach. I decided that I'd settle on a nice ginger tinge instead of full blown orange. These funny looking henna bricks have always caught my eye in Lush and I decided to go with the Caca Rouge one as it's designed to give off really vibrant red tones.

Before

To use these blocks you have to dissolve as much as you need, in my case half the block, in water and heat it until it's hot enough that it's very warm but not hot enough to burn your scalp. You then apply it like a normal hair dye. The first thing I have to say is that it smells pretty funky, very leafy and not entirely in a nice way. It also looks like green mud(I'm really annoyed I forgot to take a photo). You then have to wrap your red in cling film(this keeps the heat in allowing the henna to work better) but my mum's a hairdresser so I used one of her little plastic caps. That aside it's actually a really great product and the instructions were very easy to follow. It's a really messy process but the people in the store did actually offer to apply it for me. I'm not sure if this is at any extra cost or not but I think it's a really great service to offer.

After

After leaving it on for an hour, which is the minimum time but you can leave it on for as long as you want as henna is all natural, you then simply wash it out. I would recommend washing your hair a few times as there will be little grains of undissolved henna in it. I'm very pleased with the colour of my hair now. In the light it has such a nice glossy sheen especially at the roots where the 'virgin' hair is. A few people have complimented on the colour of my hair as well which has been a nice boost to the confidence. Also because henna is natural it's almost like a conditioning treatement! My hair felt so nice when I washed it out which is the complete opposite to normal box dyes which are chock a block full of chemicals.

The Lush henna bricks are £7.95 which is great value for money as you will probably get 2-3 uses out of each bar depending on the length and thickness of your hair. This bar is one of four, there is also an auburn, a brown and a black. You can purchase them in store or online. I really recommend these, especially if you have quite light hair or you're just looking to add some tones to your hair.

Have you ever tried Caca Rouge or any of the other hennas?

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Week In Photos #29

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Henna / New school tie / Halloween nails
Got my National Insurance number / Cupcakes
Lush bath / Scrapbooking / Halloween party

Hello everyone. My first week back in Scotland was... cold. But despite that it's been a good week! I had 3 tests and 2 NABS this week. I got 97% and 90% on the NABS, 64% and 76% on two of the tests and I'm still waiting on results for the third. I'm super please with that, I studied my ass off! 

It was also Halloween, my favourite time of the year. On Wednesday night I helped a friend out with her little sister's Halloween party which was a great laugh and I ate so many sweets I felt sick... oops. On Saturday my boyfriend and his family threw a Halloween party for their martial arts group and I went along despite the fact that their 'wee warriors' group could probably beat me up. It was a great night and we went as Harry and Hermione.

Hope you all had a good week :)

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Holiday Snaps

Saturday, 3 November 2012
I can't believe I've been back in Scotland for a week already, it feels like I've been home forever. A few of you said you'd like to see my photos from Lanzarote so here they are. We were staying in Playa Blanca which is at the south of the island. It's a really beautiful area that's not too quiet but not a notorious party area either.













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Week In Photos #28 and Giveaway Winner

Sunday, 28 October 2012


View / First MAC purchase / New perfume / Crepe / Marina
The best chocolate / Rain / Face / Mini drink / Books

Honey I'm home! It feels so weird to be blogging again, definitely a good weird though. I had an amazing time in Lanzarote and I'm pretty gutted to be home, it was snowing when we got out the taxi from the airport.  I might do a post at some point during the week with photos from the holiday, these are just ones from instagram. Would you be interested in seeing them?

Also my 300 follower giveaway ended yesterday. Congratulations to Shona from Freshbeautyxox!

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Goodbye For Now!

Sunday, 14 October 2012
Hello everyone! I think a few of you might already know this but on Friday I flew out to Lanzarote for two weeks. I did consider scheduling posts but I've decided to take a break from blogging whilst on holiday as I'd feel back about not being able to reply to comments etc. I hope none of you guys miss me too much(ha!) and I will be back on the 26th of October in time to reveal the winner of my give away and update you all on the holiday

Hasta la vista babies!
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Week In Photos #27

Sunday, 7 October 2012
 New yoghurt love / £1 mix / Guitar
Home made sausage rolls / Rings / Straight hair!
Movies / Wrapping presents / Top I made

Hello everyone. This has been such a busy week. It's only 5 days now 'til I fly out to Lanzarote so I've been getting ready for that put also trying to do as much studying as possible.

The highlight of my week was probably Thursday. It was the first book club meeting of the year at lunch time(first book is Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe) and Stuart and I went on a date. We went to see The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. I thought it was actually really good(but no where near as good as the book) and he didn't really like it(but he sucks). Then we went to Nandos where some little kids that were waiting for takeaways started talking to us for ages, they were so cute!

I'm absolutely dreading next week as I'm going to be soooooo busy and I have my first maths NAB. But then on Friday I get to fly out to somewhere sunny and just chill out and read lots, although I will miss wifi. I'm planning on doing some duty free shopping. What is your favourite autumn perfume and MAC blush for pale skin?

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LUSH's Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water Review

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Toner is something that was never really a part of my skincare routine until about two months ago when I started using LUSH's Breath Of Fresh Air.  Now? I can't believe what I was doing before! This has greatly improved the condition of my skin. I have quite oily but not spot prone skin. This contains sea salt and sea weed which makes it very calming. My skin always feels so clean and refreshed after using this. It smells like the ocean and it is amazingly refreshing if you keep it in the fridge(seriously, try it). I've been using this every morning and night for about 2 months and I'm about half way through the bottle.

You can either spray this directly onto your face or spray it onto cotton pads first. I prefer to spray it onto cotton pads as when I tried to spray it straight onto my face most of it went up my nose or in my mouth. I find about 4-6 sprays is enough. I bought the small bottle at £3.95 but I'll definitely be purchasing the 200g bottle for £7.25. Like all LUSH skincare it's a bit over priced but I'm willing to spend a lot on products that work for me. Would definitely recommend this to those with oily skin. If you have oily skin, what is your favourite cleanser from LUSH? I want to try one of those next.

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Week In Photos #26 and 7 Things In 7 Days

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Finished my crocheted blanket / Won a giveaway / Got a new phone cover / And a new CD
Had my hair trimmed and thinned / My favourite spider survived the window cleaner / My mum packed me lunch for work :') / Pimped my pen pal letters

Hello everyone! It's another instagram update post. This week's been pretty busy but very enjoyable. I finally got Jill Jackson's new CD(well it was release in May but y'know)! She's my absolute favourite so I've been listening to it non stop! I also got a new phone case(getting a bit addicted to Amazon here), how cute are the little owls?!

And another funny story from work, a guy phoned up the shop and asked if we have any World Of Warcraft fish tank backgrounds. Just think about that for a minute.

I decided to add a new feature onto my update posts, you may have seen the 7 Things For 7 Days posts started by Sprinkle Of Glitter on another few blogs and I thought I'd share my goals for the week with you:

Pass the physics test- I have a physics test tomorrow and because I'm crashing higher physics I want to pass every test(preferably with a really good mark) to prove to everyone who told me that I'd fail that they're wrong.

Start packing- I'm going to Lanzarote on the 12th of October and I want to be more or less packed by the middle of next week so I'm not totally stressing out the night before.

Find someone to write a guest post for me for the 13th of October- Any takers?

Write all the blog posts for this week and next week- I have a few photos sitting in my documents library that need to have corresponding blog posts written about them.

Decide what aftershave to get Stuart for part of his birthday present- I'm getting him one from The Body Shop, do you have a favourite from there?

Get an envelope for my giveaway prize- I want to have the prize all packed and ready so that when I get home from holiday I can just write a letter to whoever won and sent it to them asap.

Have a date with Stuart- We never really go out a lot as a couple so I'd like to go on a date this week, probably going to drag him to see The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

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Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Friday, 28 September 2012


Hello everyone! I have a book review for you all today, I know it's been absolutely ages since I posted about books on my blog. I used to do 'recently read' posts but then I never done one for ages and the amount of books just piled up and I didn't want to do a post with about 20+ books on it. I do have some very exciting news for you book lovers though. I'm going to be writing book reviews for a book blog called The Bloggers Library along with a few other bloggers! I'm really looking forward to it. So if you're interested in reading more book reviews go and follow that!

Now onto the book, a few of you may know that The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is my all time favourite book. It's been made into a movie which is due to be released on Wednesday so I thought now would be the perfect time to review it so that I can convince you all to read the book first!

The book is set out in the form of letters written to a stranger boy a teenage by called Charlie. It's not stated in the book but Charlie has asperberger's(a form of autism) and uses this as an outlet. He talks about how he is getting on at high school and about his life. The way it's written is beautiful. I can read this book in a night, it's one of those books you just can't put down! I don't want to spoil anything for you so I'm not going to go into the details but I really really recommend it. Go read it now! And do not, on any circumstance, go to see the film without having read the book first! I've seen the trailer and I'm still not sure what I think about it, it looks like it's going to be a generic teenage movie which is very dissappointing! It's also worth noting that this  is the only book that's ever made me cry.

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Week In Photos #25

Sunday, 23 September 2012
Scarf / Matching nails and body butter / Vibrator ad in Company / Ghost Knife Fish
Party / Party / Turtle at work / Finally got work shirts
Became an organ donor / My sister turned 11 / My face / Repeated photo

Hello everyone :) It feels like it's been ages since I done a week in photos post but it's actually only been two weeks! Sorry about not posting one last weekend but I was at my gran's house all weekend and she doesn't have the internet.

I've had a pretty busy week. I was at a party last Sunday night and had Monday and Tuesday off school. I was really sick on Tuesday night(over 10 times) so I actually had Wednesday off too but it wasn't a very enjoyable day. Thursday was my little sister's birthday, happy birthday Abbey! On Friday I went on a trip to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to tour their labs and find out more about a career in biomedical science.

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Lush Amandopondo Bubble Bar Review

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


Amandopondo is a strong rose scented bubble bar that creates a really relaxing atmosphere. Lush say that this also smells of lemon, however, I didn't smell any but the smell was lovely all the same. This created quite a lot of bubbles(what you can see below is only half a bar!) and crumbled really easily into the water, sometimes I feel bubble bars don't break up enough. The rose smell wasn't too overpowering like some Lush products can be, instead it was very light yet just 'smelly' enough. I used this bubble bar after a long shift at work and it really helped me unwind. It has a lovely little rose in the middle of it but I took this out because I don't like floaty bits in my bath but I'm sure this would be a big plus for some people.

Overall, I wouldn't say this is one of Lush's most exciting bubble bars but it is one of the most relaxing and would be perfect for people that like bubble baths but find most Lush products to be too overpowering. I really enjoyed using this but I don't think I'll be repurchasing it any time soon simply because there are so many other bubble bars and bath bombs I want to try. Looking forward to using the other half of this though.



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Week In Photos #24

Sunday, 9 September 2012
Nails / The Hunger Games / My grandparents in the paper
Guitar class / Smoothie / Fishies
Instahaul / My friend left her Wreck This Journal at my house... / Work break

Hello everyone, can't believe another week has gone by so quickly. I've been back at school for three weeks now, although it feels like a lot longer. On the plus side I had Friday off as it was an in-service day for my area so teachers can sort out the whole curriculum for excellence hooha(techincal terms). It was the first day off I've had since going back to school as I've been working Saturdays and Sundays so it was really nice, I got to go SHOPPING!

Last night after work a few of my friends came over for a movie night. We ordered Chinese food and watched The Cabin In The Woods, which was actually pretty darn scary. I was expecting it to be a really crap film but at points I ended up covering my ears and eyes!

What have you been up to this week? 

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August Playlist

Thursday, 6 September 2012

London - Thea Gilmore


Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes


Fight For This Love Cover - Jill Jackson


The Universe Is Weird - Hank Green


Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold


You Me At Six

What songs have you been loving this month?

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Week In Photos #23

Sunday, 2 September 2012
Pretty sky / My work got published / Drawing from my pen pal
Home made soup and croutons / My man / Waterstones order

This week's been pretty boring, it's gotten to that point where you've been back at school long enough for the 'back to school excitement' to have worn off and the early mornings feel like hell. I also got caught in ridiculously heavy rain on Wednesday at lunch time, it was so heavy that no one could hear my 5th period teacher over the noise it was making off the windows!

One of the highlights of the week was seeing an essay I wrote last year published in a local writer's magazine!  My family were all pretty proud. My favourite part was what my 10 year old sister had to say about it.
"I can't be bothered reading all of it but the first paragraph is alright."

I'm also really happy that it's soup weather time again! I absolutely love soup, I'm a pretty picky eater when it comes to vegetables so soups are good for me to squeeze in my 5 a day. This week I made leek and potato soup which is my all time favourite. I also took some to work for me and my supervisor(I've never met anyone that eats as much as he does) and he loved it. I also sold my first tank yesterday, yay!

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LUSH Think Pink Bath Bomb Review

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


What Lush Have To Say

We love using it every day – but it really comes into its own on those days when what you need is a tub of ice cream and a rom-com. So don’t cry on the stairs with a bottle of Absolut – instead lie in the bath and let our absolutes wrap you in a big pink hug. At Lush we spend most of our winter months inventing products. But we dream of Summer! Often that yearning shows through in the things we are making. On this occasion we were taking the advice from the song Think Pink, from the Audrey Hepburn film, Funny Face. The reassuring smell of tonka and vanilla, with a hit of neroli lifts you up; all wrapped in a pink and frivolous ballistic to stop you taking yourself too seriously.


What I have To Say

This bath bomb smells absolutely amazing, really sweet and girly. However, after it had dissolved in the bath the scent practically disappeared. I could hardly smell it whilst in the bath never mind on my skin afterwards. This fizzed pretty quickly which I like because I'm a pretty impatient person. There are little bits of heart shaped confetti that come out of the bath bomb and spread around your bath. At first I thought these were little bits of undissolved bath bomb and spent ages trying to crush them! Stupid Hayley. I guess this could either be a positive or a negative depending on what you like really. Personally I found them a bit annoying as they didn't all drain out the bath with the water and I had to pick them all off the sides etc. At £2.50 it's one of the cheaper bath bombs which is good, I think some of them can be a bit too expensive.


Overall

To be honest I was pretty disappointed with this product. I loved the scent but it just didn't stick around. It's not that it's a bad product though. Everyone has their preferences and this just doesn't match mine. I won't be repurchasing this bath bomb but I'll definitely be trying out other ones from Lush.

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Note: Sorry about the size of the font in this post, blogger is acting up and I can't get it to go to my normal font size.


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