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.


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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Week In Photos #22

Sunday, 26 August 2012
I got the Naked palette! / Crappy nail polish / First letter from my pen pal / Back to school
Cinema / Throwing out last year's student ID / Pizza toast / Hilarious book

I've not really got much to show this week as I've been back at school and working Saturday and Sunday. Although I do have a work related story to tell you. I served the CREEPIEST man ever today at work. He was so rude, no please or thank you. We have a dog in the store and she runs and hides whenever he comes  in and doesn't come out 'til he's gone. And Penny doesn't normally move for anyone unless biscuits are involved!

I've been reading How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran which is absolutely hilarious, I nearly laughed out loud in study skills a couple of times!

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Room Tour

Thursday, 23 August 2012
I'm a nosy bugger. There, I said it. I love to read posts that let me have a little nosy into someone's life. It doesn't matter if it's a 'What's In My Make Up Bag' or a 'Week In Photos' post, if I get to understand a little bit more about the writer then I love to read it. Now I'm not going to accuse anyone of anything but I'm sure a lot of my readers are the same. So I'm going to show you around my humble abode.
This is the view that you get when you first come into my room. The wallpaper is from B&Q and the drawers are from IKEA.
This is my desk, like most of my bedroom furniture it's from IKEA. I've been meaning to paint the mirrors to that they're either black or white and make some bunting to hang from them but I haven't because I'm lazy. My make up bag is from Cutie House on Cockburn Street in Edinburgh.
Now onto my favourite part of the room my book shelf. The shelf is from IKEA(surprise).
This is my Univeral Declaration of Human Rights poster, it tells you the 30 articles of human rights. I like to read this when I'm feeling down as it's the perfect reminder of how small my problems really are.
This is everything I keep on my chest of drawers. I currently have some exam cards on here as well but I took them off so you could see everything else. I love to burn incense sticks, the one you can see at the minute is jasmine, it smells lovely. That empty photo frame is from Boots, I bought it in the sale after Christmas and still don't have a photo I want to put in it.
My bedside table. Between my bed and my table I keep whatever I'm crocheting and my bag. I also keep my guitar folder behind my bed, it has all the sheet music for songs I can play. I've just realised that I've not actually photographed my guitar, it's an Epiphone Ebony Dove and I love it. I've named it Slyvia. Please tell me that you've also named an inanimate object.
 This is the little table at the end of my bed. I keep books I want to read here and my mini sewing kit.
And lastly my TV, the shelf is from B&Q and I really like it because it's a floating shelf. To the right are DVDs I've borrowed from people and some of my NCIS box sets.

So that's my room. If you have a similar post then link it to me in the comments, I'd love to read it.

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Week In Photos #21

Sunday, 19 August 2012
Heavy rain in the thunderstorm / Granny squares / Hot chocolate 
Book of the week / Bath time / New Lush goodies

It's been a great last week to the summer holidays. I had a great day with my boyfriend on Tuesday, just chilling and watching Grey's Anatomy. I took a little trip to a near by town with my gran on Wednesday and finally sent out my first letters to my new pen pals, very exciting. I was working yesterday and after my shift I went over to my boyfriend's house and his dad made us an amazing curry.

Today I headed down to Lush with my friend Rachel for a facial workshop. It was great. We got to try out lots of products suited to our skin types for free and the woman helping us out, Vikki, was sooooo nice and friendly. I picked up a small bottle of the toner she used on me and a bubble bar, reviews to come soon!

I go back to school on Tuesday so next week will be a little hectic. I guess I'll have to enjoy my last day of freedom tomorrow. Also I'd just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped me reach 200 followers, it means so much to me!

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Banoffee Cupcakes Recipe

Thursday, 16 August 2012
I made these cupcakes with my little sister and they were sooooo good. I'm gutted that the recipe only made 9. I can see us making another batch sometime soon. I just had to share the recipe with you guys, normally I'm not the biggest fan of cupcakes(don't shoot be I just don't like frosting) but I really loved these. The recipe is also really easy to follow which is great if you're cooking with kids.

100g S/R Flour
100g Softened Butter
100g Light Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Mashed Banana
150ml Double Cream
Grated Chocolate
Toffee Sauce
Banana Slices

1. Heat oven to gas mark 5.
2. Cream sugar and butter together.
3. Add eggs and flour. 
4. Gently fold in mashed banana.
5. Spoon into cases and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
6. After allowing the cakes to cool whip up the cream and pipe it on.
7. Decorate with the toffee sauce, banana slices and grated chocolate.
8. Enjoy!

What's your favourite cupcake recipe?


An Edinburgh Adventure

Tuesday, 14 August 2012
On Friday I took a trip into Edinburgh with my friends Elen, Jordan and Caitlin. As you may already know it's festival season in Edinburgh at the minute. This means that the place is packed, people are constantly handing you leaflets and there are performers in the middle of the street. Despite the fact that it's almost impossible to get two seats together on the train there I love the town at this time of year, it just feels so alive. I love 'city tour' posts so I thought I'd share the photos I took with you.

Can't go to Edinburgh without messing about in the comic book store.

Scott Monument

My first ever try at frozen yoghurt.

Olympic rings

Yeah Hayley just close your eyes it's cool

Escapee from Edinburgh Zoo

Princes St. Gardens

Have you ever been to Edinburgh?

Week In Photos #20

Sunday, 12 August 2012
Exam results / Finished my first crocheted blanket / Gifts from Egypt
Frozen yoghurt / Olympic rings / BBQ

Hello everyone, this week has been great but I don't have many photos to show for it. I finally got my exam results and if I do say so myself I done amazingly well. And after watching John Green's video I'm really excited to go back to school and hopefully get really great results next year too. I went out to celebrate 3 times: a meal with my friends; a meal with my family and a party. So I've been pretty busy.

I had a great day out on Edinburgh with my friends Elen, Caitlin and Jordan which I plan on blogging about soon but there's some spoiler pics here. I love Edinburgh in the festival seasons, it's so busy and just feels so alive. The atmosphere is great. I also tried frozen yoghurt for the first time from Tutti Frutti on Princes street and it was really yummy.

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Week In Photos #19 & Guest Bloggers Wanted

Monday, 6 August 2012
Nails / New dress / Double rainbow / Give away prizes 
Dinner at my favourite Chinese / Home made jaffa cakes / I made a bracelet! / New shoes

Hello! This has been quite a busy week for me and I've been wishing it away as tomorrow I get my exam results! My last exam was on June 1st so I just want to know what I've gotten already. I was staying at my gran's house most of the week which was great as I love spending time with her.

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And on the guest bloggers note, I really want to start having guest posts regularly on my blog. I'm thinking every second Saturday or maybe even every Saturday depending on how well received they are. If you'd be interested, I hope people are, then comment below or email me/tweet me. I think my blog is pretty much a mish mash of everything really so I'm willing to give full artistic license to you as long as you have photos that are good enough to be enlarged to the extra large setting. Hope you all are interested!