Saturday, 28 April 2018

Lush Tiger Tiger Burning Bright Bath Bomb | Review

Hi, Lovelies! 

I am a HUGE lush fan and I have tried many lush products over the years. Since I have started my new blog I have to start afresh with all my Lush tried and tested product reviews. I know it sounds like a lot of work but  I am actually looking forward to doing over the next few months. 


I bought Tiger Tiger Burning Bright Bath Bomb from Lush Glasgow Fort about a month ago and was told by the staff that it was only available at their store. It cost me £5 which I was a little steep but I just love Lush, I couldn't say no. I also did some research it was also available at the lush summit. 
lush tiger tiger burning bright bath bomb review
Seeing as this is an exclusive product from Lush I am not sure if its charity related but if it is I would think it has to be something tiger related hence the name and the design of the bath bomb. The name of this bath bomb is inspired by a famous poem wrote by William Blake.

I am a massive fan of the design of this bath bomb as tigers are one of my all-time favourite animals. They are beautiful animals, I really hope they stop getting poached because they are now vulnerable and it would be a shame to lose tigers or any other animals for that matter.  

lush tiger tiger burning bright review
The scent of this bath bomb is the same as the prince charming shower gel and OMG it goes wonderfully with a bath bomb form, it smells so heavenly. Why is it that the best products from Lush seem to be the seasonal products? haha

The scent is a mixture of grapefruit, sandalwood and geranium. When I picked this up for a closer smell it definitely had a very sweet yet citrusy scent, unlike any other Lush product I have bought before, that one smell of that made me wish I bought more of them.


When I put it in the water it slowly started to fizz which is a nice surprise as a lot of bath product fizz away in a few moments which can be a bit of let down. It was fizzing away in the bath for about 5 minutes before it completed melted. During that time it was releasing the most beautiful sunset burst of colours; orange, red and black. It was like a late summers evening in the bathtub with the most amazing citrus aroma. 

lush tiger tiger burning bright bath bomb
After watching this bath bomb fizz away I got into my baht and just relaxed for the good part of 45 minutes to have a good long soak. My skin felt so hydrated after this bath that I almost wanted to swear at myself for not picking up a couple of these because it was so enjoyable. The scent, the lovely bright orange and the softness of the product on my skin just made me super happy. I really hope Lush bring this out as a full-time product. 

Lush please bring this out to the shops and stop discounting products so quickly and bring back some cult favourite too like; flying fox shower gel and Space Girl, please?

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Living with PCOS

Hi, darlings!
I have had my PCOS diagnosis for over a year now and to be honest, it's just set in now that I am stuck with it. I first knew something wasn't right with me when I was putting on weight rapidly and also the fact I and my partner had been TTC baby #4 for nearly 3 now without any sign of positive pregnancy test ( I know I have 3 kids but we have discussed having 5 kids). My periods were all over the place and I actually felt shit too as my body ached like my period was going to start but nope.

**THIS POST IS TMI**

I first had an inkling my periods weren't right when I first started to get my periods when I was a teenager because I started my period at 11 and they were extremely painful that I had to be sent home by the nurse every time my period started. I felt sick and the period pain was something else. Now my periods are painful and still make go into a ball on the floor with the pain they cause me which is awful. Not only are they painful but they pardon the pun but damn they are heavy and some of the clots are the size of my thumbnail! 

Last year my periods were all over the place with waiting months for one to start but this year thankfully they are usually on time with being every 30 days. I am so thankful for painkillers and my trusty hot water bottle and my bag of family size maltesers.
I have lost over a stone since September which I know may not be brilliant to everyone but damn I am proud of myself because all I crave is sugar, carbs and fizzy drinks and curbing those cravings with PCOS is a right pain. I did start the keto diet a few months back that worked with me but I have had some stresses over the past few months so when everything calms I will be back to the gym and watching what I eat more because it helps my PCOS so much.

PCOS symptoms vary from person to person but my problems are with the weight gain, periods and also hair loss. I dare not brush my hair sometimes as lots of hair comes out my head and seeing so much hair come out can be a little upsetting; even if I put my hands through my hair I can get up to 20 hairs come out. I don't know if it will help but I don't dye my hair anymore to avoid having chemicals go in my hair.

I am thankful that year is easier for my body this year and my body is more regular but I don't have any hope of getting a positive pregnancy test soon but you never know maybe one day but it's not a priority in my life right now. I have had tears about my symptoms in the past but I have now accepted that PCOS is part of my life and it will be with me on my journey through life.

Talking to the GP hasn't been too much help either as they is not much info on it, unfortunately. All they recommend to me was fertility drugs which I don't want right now. I would rather my other symptoms were taken care of. Research is needed.

So what are the signs and symptoms of PCOS?

( symptoms vary from person to person and my best advice to anyone who thinks they have PCOS is to talk to their GP. That's how I got my diagnosis.)

  • Irregular periods or no period at all in some cases. 
  • Difficulty getting period 
  • Excessive hair growth ( hirsutism) usually on face, chest, back and buttocks. ( I have a lot of hair growth under my chin and also my top lip)
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair and hair loss
  • Oily skin and acne

Not only that they are health risks associated with PCOS later in life such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. So yeah PCOS isn't a walk in the park and in all honesty, I don't think they have been enough research about it especially when it affects 1-10 women of childbearing age which is very high if you ask me!

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I know this post sounds a bit of rant but I had to get it off my chest because damn PCOS bugs me a lot. With all the things in the post, I have said is my symptoms and my story only. Everyone is different so if you think you have it always discuss with a GP because of the internet isn't the best place to get a diagnosis.

For more info on PCOS Check out the NHS website

Thanks for reading 

Melissa x
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Friday, 20 April 2018

Lush Lust Perfume | Review

Hi, Lovelies!
I hope you. are all well? Before anyone notices the Lush perfumes have changed their perfume packaging since I purchased this perfume, so it will look different from the ones you can buy in the Lush stores and online. I have had this perfume for over a year and I thought why not just write a blog post about it regardless of packaging change.

Lush have a gorgeous selection of perfumes and I have a few of them in my collection and my favourite of them being kerbside violet which smells exactly like a nicer version of parma violets. 
lush lust perfume review
 The packaging back when I bought this was very nice but I do think the new packaging is very nice and reminds me of a lot of the sophisticated perfume Chanel bottles. I love the size and how travel-friendly the bottle is but it was a bit hit and miss with how messy it was when you spritzed it onto your skin sometimes it would just splatter which was annoying.

As soon as you open it I knew fine well it would be a strong perfume because I could smell it straight away. On the Lush website, it is described as being "Sexy and Intoxicating" which I can 100% agree with because it smells very strong but the smell is also very sexy in its own way too.

The scent is very floral as it has; jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose absolute and the mixture of these is just floral heaven and it's divine if you like the strong floral scents. Even though I love the scent of this my mum isn't a fan as she doesn't like strong perfumes.

List of ingredients
  • DRF Alcohol
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  • Perfume
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  • Water
  • Glycerine
  •  
  • Rose Absolute
  • Jasmine Absolute
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  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Vanilla Absolute
  •  
  • Sandalwood Oil 
  • *Benzyl Salicylate
  •  
  • *Citral
  •  
  • *Eugenol
  • *Geraniol
  •  
  • *Benzyl Benzoate
  • *Citronellol
  •  
  • *Farnesol
  •  
  • *Limonene
  • *Linalool
  •  .
  • Benzyl Alcohol

lush lust perfume review
Would I buy it again?
Probably not. Not because I don't like the perfume its simply because I love trying new perfumes and I could never stick to the same scent and I can understand lots of people do but I like to try different scents. If you like floral and strong scents then this is a go-to perfume for you but if you don't like overpowering scents then its a no go.
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More info
Lush Lust
Prices from £19
https://uk.lush.com/products/lust


What is your favourite perfume at the moment?

Mel x

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion | Review



Hello, Lovelies! 
I hope you are all well? I am a big fan of Lush products and I have been for a fair few years now. I have had many products I have loved and many products I want to try. I heard so much fuss going on about Sleepy which is apparently brilliant for helping to get so sleep ( not much problem for me because I sleep so easily)

Lush is a very well known brand and is available online and instore in the UK and also around the world too. Lush is a is very passionate about being cruelty-free and all of their products are either vegetarian or vegan-friendly.

I love the packaging of the skincare at Lush and sleepy is no different. It comes in a variety of sizes, I chose the 95g option which cost me £7.95 but I wish I got the larger size 215g at £13.95 because I have almost finished it all already because it works wonderfully well as I will explain more in detail as the post goes on. 

So this lotion is made with a gentle oatmeal infusion with calming lavender flower and the beautifully scented Tonka absolute. I don't know if everyone will agree with me but it smells like a sweet biscuit scent which isn't overpowering but just right.

lush sleepy body lotion
But does it actually help you sleep?

Now it may be all well and good that it smells heavenly but how does it work on the skin and does it actually help you sleep?  Well, in my opinion, it helped me have a much smoother sleep and I was asleep very quickly not long after applying this before bed. It also works wonders for my sensitive skin. This is the perfect go-to whole body moisturizer as it softens and hydrates the skin effortlessly while making you smell wonderful at the same time.

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More info 
Lush Sleepy 
https://uk.lush.com/products/lavender/sleepy
£7.95


Have you tried Lush Sleepy body lotion before? 

Melissa x
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