Bath/Shower

Set sail on the LUSH Love Boat, this Valentine’s Day…

Whether you’re testing the waters of a new relation-ship, or it’s a bit rocky, why not push the boat out with a trip on the Love Boat? With a cargo of bright organic sweet orange and Sicilian lemon oils, this bath bomb is about to set sail and it’s all aboard! Place into hot water for a bath that really floats your boat. As it chugs around, let the zesty and uplifting scent take you down the river for the ride of your life.

Feast your eyes on the most intricate, creative and beautiful bath bomb that LUSH has ever created – imo… The scents, together with the colours and feelings when you’re in a bath surrounded by it? Second to none.

Tranquility, heaven and peace come to mind…

It’s no secret that I’m crazy about LUSH, but this bath bomb especially is so apt for Valentine’s Day that even I am feeling the love…

The best thing about it (for me) is that couples and singles alike can enjoy this; unwinding after a hard or busy week. Result!

Front, back and side-note/s: expect LOTS of glitter. Look, I love glitter when it’s on things that don’t include my own person… I have such a hard time getting it off. It sticks to me like Sean Paul’s glue. Badda bang, bang!

Whatever you do this Valentine’s Day, have a good one! Remember, Valentine’s Day is just a money-making scheme… Every day should feel like Valentine’s Day  when you’re in a real relationship. ☺️

Love and appreciation should happen more than one day a year.

Finally, I am well aware that Valentine’s Day isn’t until the following week after next, I just don’t think I’ll have time to blog over the next few weeks. I’ll try to, but… If I can’t… Let this be my Valentine’s Day post to you.

It’s not even a long one because I don’t want to bore you.

*THE END* (before the end) 😆

Word of wisdom: if you’re single, it’s not a bad thing. The right person is out there for you. What’s meant for you, won’t ever miss you. There’s no such thing as a missed opportunity, only a wrong time/place.

Also, if you’re in a relationship that’s going through a rough patch, it’ll get better. If it’s worth saving, you’ll get through it. If it’s not, there are 3billion+ other people out there (if you’re straight or gay) and 7billion+ (if you’re bi). You’ll find your Nemo/Dory. There is ALWAYS time. Be patient.

If you’ve just come out of a relationship, don’t fret. Take all the time you need to get over it. Rebounds aren’t the done thing. Ride the wave of emotions as thick and as fast as they come… Again, it’ll get better, you’ve just got to believe it will. Stay strong. Stay righteous. Make the correct changes. Learn from past mistakes.

Move forward, love forever.

ALOHAhahahahahahahaha! Como’n Gloria Estafanestas?

I thought I’d get this blog post out, because – like Taylor Swift – I’m RED-y for it!

Designed to bring out the best in the hair’s colour, whether natural or dyed, The Color Infuse Conditioner is packed with nourishing ingredients that help to reduce hair breakage whilst boosting shine and helping to lock in colour for brighter, more vivid tones. The special Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex provides nurturing care and attention from the roots all the way to the tips, repairing, protecting, boosting shine and fighting fizz for beautiful hair.

I LOVE THIS SHAMPOO! THIS IS THE BEST SHAMPOO FOR RED HAIR. DO YOU READ ME?

So, like, yeah – okay… It’s great. I love it. I particularly love how it leaves my bathroom looking like a Halloween party crime scene. At first glance, it looks like fake blood. 😆

Cue: Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie? 🎶  on repeat… It doesn’t stain, though. NO! SAD! BAD DEAL! I joke (about it being a “BAD DEAL” and NOT the lack of stainage).

Let’s get to the crux of this post: the result, my thoughts on it as a product yadi-yada…

Result: I’m not going to lie, although there’s a major shine, major enhancement on my red hair (to the point where the colour has not faded), I did notice my hair felt REALLY dry.

To touch, my hair felt like straw (even after conditioning). I became a scarecrow. 🙈 So, I’ve started using the HairBurst conditioner on top to soften and moisturise it. Together? My hair has never looked or felt so good…

Other things to note in terms of ‘results’: my hair looked less homeless after Joico. It 100% does help with frizz. My hair looked like it had been brushed, but if you took a brush to it, you’d soon realise it wasn’t. It honestly felt like I was brushing dreadlocks, it was so matted in parts. But, with HairBurst as an accompaniment, it not only looked amazing but felt it too!

PSA: I have now been able to brush my hair twice a day with the help of HairBurst. Oh, and I’ve had to dye my hair less with the help of Joico… That’s what I call a win-win situuuuuuuuuuuuu!

My thoughts on the product: aside from how dry and brittle my hair felt when I used Joico on its own, using it alongside HairBurst has really changed my hair’s life for the better. Honestly, I have never been more confident with how my hair looks and feels. It’s in the best shape it’s ever been – no longer dry, matted and horrible.

Thanks Joico for the colour enhancement and decrease in frizz, which, if you think about it… that’s all it claimed to do. I’ll be buying again as soon as I run out. Red hair is no longer hard to maintain!

If you’re a redhead, like me, Joico helps your colour last longer, adding vibrance and boldness to it. I have not dyed my hair since Christmas and (aside from the odd stress whites)  it seems (to others) as though I dyed it recently.

With Joico, my hair looks like a Sharon Osbourne, Rihanna and Cheryl Cole [red] in bright and natural lights, but a rich red wine in dim ones. WINNER, WINNER (REDHEAD EATING) CHICKEN DINNER!

Disclaimer: my hair is naturally dark brown with a red undertone (or “tint” if you like)… So, naturally, red tones show up the best on my hair, brightening/warming up my skin tone. This means that no matter what colour I dye my hair, red is always prominent – it’ll come back, it always does. For instance, when I dyed it blonde two years ago, the ends faded to ginger… If I dye it black, it’ll soon turn black cherry. This is why I’ve decided to embrace my red undertones and bring them to the forefront because I cannot escape them.

P.S. There are SO MANY other Joico colour enhancer shampoos & conditioners to choose from… It doesn’t just work on enhancing red hair, you can enhance purple, blue (probably) as well as all other colours of the rainbow. 🌈

 

Hello, again!

Top of the morning/evening/afternoon/dusk/dawn (and/or whatever, wherever, whenever you are) to you!

Yesterday morning, I ran a bath to end all baths… I took time to wonder about whether or not I wanted to write this post afterwards, and then I just thought… Let’s do it!

So, here it is… Brace yourselves like a teenager at their local orthodontists.

LUSH Green coconut jelly

I’ve never actually seen it in store, so I’m not sure if it’s new… (Of course this can only mean one thing… I ordered it online)

But, Oh. My. Lord … is it or is it not the best bath bomb that I have had the pleasure of dropping into my tub?! It is: EVERYTHING and then some! From the smell, to the consistency… The colours, the patterns… It is EVERY DARN THING.

Set sail to the tropical island of your dreams. Lie back on the soft sand, the warm waters lapping at your feet, the breeze scented like tropical fruits. Climb into your bath and pop in this king of coconuts. Jelly leisurely spreads across the water, softening as it goes. Condition your skin with coconut cream and bask in the warmth that a cinnamon leaf undercurrent brings. Relax and refresh yourself in your own little piece of paradise.

Yeah, so… It smells like pure coconut. It feels like a hard shell of powder soapy goodness (as the majority of LUSH bath bombs do) but it also has green polka dot patterns that feel like squidgy jelly to touch.

The process is simple… As with all bath products, you just drop it in water to experience the fizz. This one releases a bright green hue, turning your whole bath into a park (in liquid form). Legit: WOWZERS!

It’s a sight to see, that cannot be unseen. So serene, and smelling so exotic… If you close your eyes, you could probably even imagine yourself in the Caribbean with a Pina Colada in one hand and a volleyball in the other – going for fun frolics at the beach… Then, you snap out of it real quick when you hear someone yelling because they can’t find their socks outside!

Once the bath bomb melts entirely (or as much of ‘entirely’ as it can), white jelly-like clusters come up to the surface… Mmmmm! I’m guessing that’s where all the coconut cream is (because it smelled like it)… I rubbed the jelly on my arms and let me tell you now… My arms feel so smooth, and still have a natural, healthy (not green) glow to them.

There you/me/we/they have it… If you’re looking to add a very neutral, exotic serenity to your bathing rituals, choose Green Coconut Jelly! It’s (very) good, I promise.

Also, if you’re into munching on a Tide pod, but are vegan… Green Coconut Jelly is vegan… DON’T MUNCH ON THAT!

Today, I feel ready to review the HairBurst shampoo & conditioner which I picked up a month ago at Holland & Barrett… Look, I’m not even going to apologise for my blog posts being specific to Holland & Barrett, Lush or healthy eating/drinking of late… Legit, I don’t care. I write for me, and no one else. That’s how I’ve always done it, and that’s how it’ll always be. Organic products are the way forward, and that’s how I do it.

I have used this shampoo & conditioner a couple of times, alongside my red hair enhancing one (which I’ve yet to review), I honestly cannot think of anything negative to mention apart from the price and the size.

I picked up the bundle for £24.99, which is pretty extortionate for such a small amount… Luckily, it was in the penny sale so I picked up another for 1p. BARGAIN… that I didn’t have to go hunting for!

Now for the positives… It’s natural and pareben-free. I noticed that my hair was softer and easier to manage after one wash. If you’ve followed my blog, you’d know that I have potentially the worst and hardest to maintain hair, ever. I cannot brush it because it’s very painful! But, NEWSFLASH: I have been able to since using these.

In just two washes, my hair has also been left feeling more nourished, shinier, healthier and stronger too. In terms of length, I’ve only used it twice so I’ve hardly become the modern day Rapunzel,..

All in all, it’s a good buy, especially in the penny sale. It’s worth getting two for £25.00 because you’re getting two shampoos and two conditioners… #WINNING

Disclaimer: I hope you like avocado, because it is very potent and the shampoo/conditioner almost feels like I’m smothering my hair in guacamole, which isn’t bad if you’re into that sort of thing… It’s also got Coconut oil in it, so… You’ve got to be nuts about the coco as well.

At the beginning of the year, I mentioned the best ways to pedicure from the comfort of your own home…

Lush have the best mask for the feet, and I’m here to blog about it in detail. I’m not a fan of pedicures at the salon, I’m not gonna lie – it’s really offputting to have a stranger I don’t know massaging my feet (or anywhere else)… So, I never really used to do much to my feet other than wash them and put them in hot salty water for a soak.

Anyway, as I said, I was given Volcano to try at the beginning of the year, and I loved it. I couldn’t write a full post on it, because I was given a sample sized amount of the product.

I was in Lush recently and I bought some, because I had a particularly busy day yesterday, and I thought I’d give it a proper go. I have used it twice in two days and I can’t get over how weightless it makes my feet feel and how cooling it is. Even after the mask has been applied and washed off, I can feel the mint really releasing all the heat – which is weird, because I didn’t even know I had heat inside my feet.

Volcano by Lush is not only the best (and only) foot mask I’ve ever used, but – I need to admit that I scooped a bit to apply on my facial spots… Okay… Okay! I know you’re thinking: “gross!” – but, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do… I’ve been having really painful spots. Granted, I get one at a time (thank God) but – at the age of 26 – I should be getting hardly any!

You’ll be pleased to know that the spot decreased in size and redness has dissapeared. I think this is down to the fact that it’s got mint in it. Y’all apply toothpaste on spots, right? So, a foot mask makes it okay. 🙈

This Volcano doesn’t erupt, and is the most peaceful, relaxing Volcano. Love a good one of those.

I also just realised something HUGE… M is a V with legs. Majesty.

God bless! #SoleMates #GoodSole #FightForAGoodSole

❤️