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LUSH: Tisty Tosty

Another day, another Valentine’s Day special melting/fizzing bath melt to review…

This time it’s the turn of Tisty Tosty. Listen, I don’t know how many times I’ve got to break it to you… I have no idea as to how Lush come up with names for their products. I hazard a guess it’s just a case of choosing the weirdest and most unrealistic sounding words, and putting them together to sound like a tongue twister.

You never know… We may wake up tomorrow to find that they’ve released ‘How Much Wood Would a Wood Chuck Chuck if a Wood Chuck could Chuck Wood’ as a massage bar. Only the finest Oak and Elm oils used in that one… 😆

Anyway, so yes, onto Tisty Tosty. I have tried this one a couple of times before, I like it… If you love roses, you’ll love this! There are seven real dry rosebuds embedded in this heart shaped bath melt. I love this for many reasons, one of which is that it’s not shaped like their other melts – in the shape of a spheres. Lush have pulled it out of the bag with this one, it’s  LOVE(ly) and very fitting for Valentine’s Day.

He loves me, he loves me not – Tisty Tosty is based on a medieval love potion. Studded with seven real rosebuds, it is scented with a captivating combination of floral orris root powder, rose, and lemon. As this dissolves in the bath, you may fall in love with it as the scent of geranium, jasmine and rose create a spellbinding fragrance. Rose oil also gets to work soothing broken hearts – it’s used by aromatherapists to lift the spirits.

Now for the cool and interesting part… Apparently, rumour has it that there is a mystical love potion attached to this bath melt. Read it below:

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You’re supposed to drop it into a hot bath filled with water (because what’s the use of dropping it in an empty one?) and then let the roses pull away from the salts. Then, place one rose at either side of the bath (in all four corners) and sit in the middle chanting some weird love spell (as seen in picture above) and then playing “They Love Me, They Love Me Not” with the remainder of the rosebuds’ petals.

Similarly to Lover Lamp, this one is white and makes the water a bland colour. Having said that, the scent and the rosebuds make it all the more worthwhile.

I like it. I like that it’s based on a medieval love potion and that it’s Valentine’s Day specific. I love love, I love this and I love Lush!

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MAC: Oval 6

On my way home today, I picked up a MAC Oval 6 brush.

Ideal for blush, foundation or powder, the rounded, medium-sized brush applies, blends and contours all over the face or cheeks for even, flawless coverage. Made of synthetic fibres. Handle features special grip design and tilted brush tip for ultimate precision with a sleek black finish. A M·A·C store exclusive.

I took it home to try it and oh boy… It’s got me so bad that I don’t understand why I hadn’t used Oval brushes sooner!

Although I still want to try the silicone beauty blender ‘Silisponge’ that everyone’s talking about, I believe that these Oval brushes are going to come out on top for me and they’ll be enough to change not only the game but all the games!

The application? The word “flawless” doesn’t even cut the mustard, ketchup, Mayo, barbecue sauce or whatever other condiment you prefer! I don’t even think Beyoncé knew what flawless meant before she tried MAC’s Oval brush, which let’s face it, if she has, I’m almost certain she’s got a Special Edition one made from liquid gold and unicorn hair bristles. 🤣

I like that it gives an even and smooth coverage and that it doesn’t waste my powder or keep most of the product on the brush like other brushes might…

However, I’ve read that this brush doesn’t bode too well with washing liquid foundation or blusher out… I haven’t used it for those purposes so I wouldn’t know. I use it to apply my powder foundation, it’s worked amazingly well so far.

MAC‘s Oval 6 Medium sized brush is perfect for applying foundation, powder, contour, blusher or highlighter. It’s a great choice for use all over. Also, don’t even get me started on its softness… Oh my! It’s like stroking a really fluffy teady with hair instead of fur… If that makes sense?

I think the cleaning of this brush is the only bug bear that I’ll encounter, but I think if you don’t use a lot of products, and look after it well, regularly applying brush cleaner, it’ll be fine.

This brush is going to be featured a lot in my new vlogging series. I think my vlogs are just going to be me living my life as I usually do it… A lot happens to me each day which makes me wonder how I’ve even made it this far, and this is no word of an exaggeration! 😂

Expect a lot of Bridget Jones and Miranda Hart moments… Take today for example, little ol’ me got on a train (at rush hour), minding my own business, when the tallest people are holding on to the side bars and “shawty” (in comparison) had to tip-toe just to reach the bars connected to the train’s ceiling! Then, out of nowhere, a lady elbows me in the boob as she makes her way to exit – I assume and am hoping unintentionally – trust me when I say: ‘Victoria Secret‘ needs not one knighthood but ALL of them! OBE, MBE, Obe Wan Kenobi, everything… #MakeItRain

If it weren’t for Vicky and her “Secret“, I’d have a dent where my breast would’ve “used to be” but thankfully still is! So, you see, I need to capture these moments on video and not just typed word.

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I am in the process of booking my next holiday for Summer 2017. It’s going to be a beach holiday, this year…

Sun, sand, sea and… BFF! It’s going to be fun. Sippin’ Piña Coladas, catching a golden glow or two, chilling out on the beach, going for a swim (in the shallow end), having a crab clawing into my bikini… (hopefully nor the latter). Perfection.

Guess what, though? I have dropped almost two dress sizes which means I’m going to need a new wardrobe. Either that, or I go in my birthday suit! 😂

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My first choice for holiday garms is ASOS! ASOS have affordable but good quality holiday-wear. My entire wardrobe of my Switzerland break in May 2015 came from there!  😍

If you’re going away this year, check out ASOS and try to get in early before they sell out of your size. That ALWAYS happens to me! Hence why I’m planning on getting in early this time!

Once I’ve chosen what I’m going to purchase, I’ll be doing a haul and Look Book post, so that you can get the look – if you so wish.

Also, I’ll have my camera by the time I go on holiday so I’ll be video-blogging my stay! 😌

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You’re probably thinking I’ve well and truly lost it, writing about morning essentials at 7 in the evening! Well, it’s in preparation for tomorrow.

I have my Bootea and Pure Gold Collagen at the side of my bed, reminding me to take them. If I don’t, I forget. It’s not the end of the World if I forget, I just don’t feel like myself the whole day… It has become a routine for me. I drink the Collagen before breakfast, work out (sometimes), shower, and then I have my breakfast followed a mug of Bootea daytime.

I perfer it to Flat Tummy Tea and Skinny Tea or whatever else is out there, probably because I discovered it earlier than the others and it’s been around for longer than the rest (I assume). Having said that, Skinny Tea looks like my cup of tea, literally. So, I may have to try it! 😋😍

The reason I’m writing this post is that, whatever your morning essentials are – whether it’s a cup of coffee, reading the newspaper, or staring at your phone at 6am trying to catch up on what you’ve missed online, do it. Enjoy it. Embrace it. It’s what starts your day with a spring in your step, and what motivates you to get up and carry on with the day.

It’ll be very interesting to hear about your Morning routines and/or essentials, post them in the comments section below and we’ll chat!

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Roll up, roll up, ladies and gents (who are partial to the wearage makeup)! This one’s for YOU…

Have you lot tried Oval shaped brushes? They are all the rage at the moment and I want “in”!

Are they good? Which ones do you recommend that I try?

I ask this because I want to publish a comparisons blog post about them soon. Reviewing a few brands and giving my two pence (would say “cents” but I’m not American, so…) on them would be fun!

However, I’d like to know which ones you’d like to see in my review and/or if you’ve tried any, (good or bad), mention them below and I’ll review them… Just – don’t tell me whether they’re good or not ’cause I’m in that “money-spending on crap things that I won’t use again” mood… 😂 #joking