Autumn, Beauty

A very merry Lush-mas: Goddess

Technically speaking this is not a Christmas bath bomb so I am being a teeny tiny bit naughty sneaking it in here. HOWEVER it is new, it is fantastic and it is 100% worth you running out your front door to your local Lush store to pick one of these up. After you’ve finished reading this post obvs.

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I was blown away with the smell of this bath bomb which was a combination of sandalwood and jasmine, however and I could have sworn I could smell lavender in there as well when it first began to fizz after hitting the water.

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The creamy lilac colouring was truly magical as well as adding to the calming effect that the fragrance was already having on my mood. I have also seen that this bath bomb has a lot of silver lustre which I could imagine as the bath bomb itself before I placed it in the bath was sparkling on its own, however I went into the bath on a Friday afternoon with just the December light coming through my window and a few candles I had dotted about, so to me the water was this fantastic matt lavender colour.

So would I buy this again? Yes I would! It was everything I needed after a stressful six days working in the crazy christmas retail chaos.

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Autumn, Beauty

A Very Merry Lush-mas: Perle De Sel

This was the second bath bomb I used from this years Christmas line up from Lush and it was beautiful. The water that this product left was honestly beyond breathtaking! In a strange-sounding way it looked as if I was wrapped in beautiful expensive satin when I looked down into the water, like I say I know that sounds beyond mad but seriously you need to grab this bath bomb and experience it for yourself!

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Scent wise, Perle De Sel had a floral and slightly musky fragrance but not in a heavy or overpowering way. No in fact it was quite the opposite and it was just a nice smelling bath and reminded me greatly of the snow cake soap lush released last christmas but sadly did not re-release this season.

All in all this bath screamed luxury from the delicate fragrance to the way the fine glitter particles swirled around my body and the calming colour of the water. Would I buy again? Yes! I think I need to stock up on these to get me through the rough days of 2019!

Autumn, Beauty

A Very Merry Lush-mas: Shoot for the Stars

Hello and welcome to the first ever A Very Merry Lush-mas, which is basically just an excuse I have given myself to go out and buy six of this years festive bath bombs from Lush without feeling guilty for spending money on myself and not presents for other people. It’s wonderful how much guilt you can rid yourself of by just saying ‘ooohh I know, I’ll write a blog post about it’!

Over the next six days I will be posting about a different bath bomb from the Lush 2018 Christmas range and writing a tiny review. So to kick-start the week off I thought I would write about a bath bomb that always re-appears at this time of the year and it is one of my favourite products from Lush’s range, Shoot for the Stars.

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This bath bomb ticks all the boxes. You get spectacular bath art, vivid blue moisturising bath water and a scent that lasts on your skin and around the house for hours after you pull the plug. It is also from the Honey, I washed the kids scent family so you know that it is going to smell mouth-watering just from reading the ingredients list on Lush’s website.

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This is most certainly one of the only bath bombs I look forward to all year around and get excited about when I see it is back listed as being back in stock on Lush’s website. Would I buy again? Yes, Yes and Yes!!

 

Autumn, Fashion, Lifestyle

Favourite Christmas Eve PJs

I honestly think I own more sets of PJs then I do going out outfits, I am like the queen of Pjs with how many I own, and every time I try to have a clear out I can not for the life of me part with any of them! So the last thing I need for Christmas is more PJs. HOWEVER, I’m pretty sure it is some unwritten law that you must have a new set of PJs for Santa coming! I have honestly known myself to run around on Christmas Eve after work just to pick up some new PJs for myself if I haven’t done so already. Little Leg’s PJs are always bought well in advance and are wrapped up and delivered on Christmas Eve evening.

So here are a few PJ’s that have caught my eye this December.

 

Next’s Family Sprout PJ

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Next Family Penguin Pjs

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Next’s Classic Black Penguin Pjs

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Next Ghost Pjs
(My Christmas Eve Pjs)

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Asos Cany Cane Pjs

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Asos wide legged polka dot Pjs

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Asos Star Wide Legged Pjs

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Debenhams Reindeer PJs

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All of these images are from the websites I have linked to and are not my own. Also none of these links have been sponsored, just PJs I really like when scrolling through various websites. Happy Shopping! 

Autumn, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Christmas Movie Countdown

The best way to get into the festive spirit is to snuggle up under a blanket with a hot chocolate and watch a good Christmas film. This year, myself and little legs have decided to countdown the days to Christmas by watching a different movie every night, so what are we watching? And more importantly what have we missed? Let us know your favourite Christmas movie in the comments below.

  1. Nightmare before Christmas
  2. Home Alone
  3. Home Alone 2
  4. Elf
  5. The Grinch
  6. Jack Frost
  7. Miracle on 34th Street
  8. It’s a wonderful Life
  9. White Christmas
  10. Die Hard
  11. The Santa Clause
  12. Gremlins
  13. Arthur Christmas
  14. Jingle all the way
  15. Serendipity
  16. Batman Returns
  17. Scrooged
  18. Edward Scissorhands
  19. The Snowman
  20. Groundhog day
  21. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  22. Polar Express
  23. Rise of the Guardians
  24. Deck the Halls
  25. Father Christmas
Autumn, Lifestyle

Homemade Wrapping Paper

Does anyone else absolutely love wrapping paper? I love it so much that before October has finished I have usually toddled around every store in Newcastle looking for the best festive paper I can wrap my gifts in that year, and if truth be told I actually had this years paper picked out but I refused to let myself buy it until November 1st.

That was until I seen a post on my Facebook page explaining that you are unable to recycle it and mountains of the stuff ends up in landfills every year which is not helping out current pollution situation.

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So on November the 1st (or a few days after) I toddled out and purchased some brown paper, logged into my Pinterest account and pinned multiple ideas for making my own festive wrapping. Some of the idea’s I found are beautiful! From making homemade pom-poms to wrap around your gifts, to decorating your presents with pine cones and pine tree cuttings.  I opted for the classic stamper and ink set in the hopes that I could get little legs involved in creating some amazing wrapping paper designs and get him off the consoles for a little bit.

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Now I will say I don’t think I am actually made for arts and crafts. As wonderful as the image above looks (okay, as alright as the image above looks) I have to admit that these trees aren’t in straight lines, more like drunken lines and after an hour or two I ended up with cramp in my arm from repeating the same movement’s of stamp in ink, stamp on paper, stamp back into ink on loop. However, I will say that I felt a little proud when finished with how fab it looked, especially when I was toddling through Fenwick’s and seen they were selling pretty much identical wrapping paper to the one I have created for £4 a roll! Are you making your own wrapping paper this year? If so let me know what you’re doing in the comments section below!

 

 

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Christmas Bucket List

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I know I have an Autumn Bucket List already on the go but I purposely left off all the Christmas stuff so I could have a separate bucket list for the month of December. So here is our Christmas countdown bucket list. Lets see how many we can cross off before December 24th! Let me know what you’re looking forward to doing or seeing over the next 23 days, I would hate to think I have missed something off our list!

  • See Fenwick’s Window
  • Go the Fenwick’s christmas cafe
  • Jesmond Dene afternoon tea
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Bake a Christmas cake
  • Bake Christmas goodies
  • Eat roast chestnuts
  • Visit a Christmas Market
  • Watch Christmas Movies
  • Make my own wrapping paper or Christmas cards
  • Make a Christmas wreath

 

 

Autumn, Lifestyle

Christmas Countdown!

Aghhhhh! Here we are, 24 days until it is all over and eaten and drank. The countdown to the most wonderful time of the year has officially begun and I am beyond excited! Are you? For some crazy reason unbeknown to me, I seem to have some form of content planned for pretty much everyday of December. I know, stop the train! After a whole five-week of silence I have come back big in the craziest month of the year, however I am not going to be forcing myself to completing Blogmas so if I miss a day or two posting then so be it and if not then look at me being ridiculously productive at last, even if it has occurred at the end of 2018!

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I will probably be too crazy busy to post and promote my posts all throughout the festive period, which I am sure you will understand so I recommend clicking the follow button found in the right hand side column as it means you will get a little email pinging into your inbox as soon as I upload any content so you won’t miss a thing!

Why will I be crazy busy you may ask! Well I will be drinking my way through river of hot chocolate, baking up lots of jolly delights and obviously playing Santa by getting all the gifts ready for Christmas day. Hopefully I will find a minute or two to relax and check out Hadrian’s Tipi, Pizza Punks Christmas menu and many more festive activities on the run down to the big day!

Can you tell I am excited? Let me know what your most excited about now that we are entering the final few weeks of 2018.

Autumn, Lifestyle

31 Preteen Halloween Movies

This Halloween season myself and Little Legs decided we would countdown to the 31st October by watching a different film every evening. Now we usually always watch a ton of ‘spooky’ movies during the October period in any way but this idea, along with LLs getting older challenged us to find new films to watch for 2018.

However! How difficult is it to find horror film ideas for 11 years olds! I scoured the internet looking for films we could watch and the film lists I kept finding are either for teeny tiny kids, or full-blown horror buffs! Nightmare! So here is our list of 31 films we are watching throughout October that will hopefully inspire your Halloween film viewings or will help you with ideas for introducing your little ones into a slightly darker version of childhood classics.

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Also please let me know if I have missed any pre-teen friendly horror gems off the list! Here we go:

  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. Beetlejuice
  3. Frankenweenie
  4. Edward Scissorhands
  5. Corpse Bride
  6. Coraline
  7. Nightmare before Christmas
  8. The Addams Family
  9. Ghostbusters
  10. Death becomes her
  11. The Witches
  12. The Black Caldron
  13. The Goonies
  14. Gremlins
  15. Box Trolls
  16. Rocky Horror picture show
  17. Underworld 1 – 2 & 3
  18. The league of extraordinary gentlemen
  19. Van Helsing
  20. The Lost Boys
  21. House on Haunted Hill (Vincent price)
  22. Hell Boy
  23. Sleepy Hollow
  24. Tremors
  25. Zombieland
  26. Sweeney Todd
  27. The Birds
  28. Psycho
  29. Frankenstein
  30. The Mummy
  31. Little shop of horrors

Autumn, Beauty

Scream Queens

Night two of my bath bomb series is another product from The Rage Company and this post is going to be heavy with images as I don’t think I can explain with words the fantastically beautiful bath art this bomb created.

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The bath bomb I used was called B-Movie Scream Queen and looked quite creepy. Not one tiny little detail was overlooked and the little face even had blood coming from its nose, mouth and forehead. In the description of this product it did pre-warn me that this bath bomb had been pressed so hard it may not actually float, so I was pleasantly surprised that mine had no issues at all with staying above the water on its own.

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The fragrance of this bath bomb was also incredible! It smells exactly like the foam banana sweets you get in your mix up which paired wonderfully with The Body Shop banana shower gel and body yoghurt I already had in the house. After the top layer had dissolved and give off a thick yellow foam into my bath I finally hit the electric blue centre that is hidden in the middle of this bath bomb.

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After the bath bomb had stopped fizzing and had completely disappeared I swirled the waters and found the most spectacular emerald green waters hidden underneath. There was no lusture like there had been with the Spellbound bath bomb the night before, however this didn’t make the water any less magical. I have tried to capture the amazing rich green colour of the water in the photo below however it doesn’t look anywhere near as bright as it was in real life.

Now will I buy this bath bomb again? Yes! I am honestly blown away with the quality of The Rage Company’s products if truth be told and I will definitely be purchasing from this amazing indie shop again in the near future!

 

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