November ’16 Wish List

Wish lists are getting harder to write now… You know why? Well Christmas is just around the corner and usually in November you stop buying things so that people get the chance to buy you something you want. Well that’s what I know me and a few of my friends do anyway…

Due to that this months wish list was really hard to write. I kept writing ideas down only to then think it would be better suited on my Christmas wish list next month. I eventually came up with some items but due to lack of funds, presents to buy for others and needing to give people ideas for myself this months list won’t be all that great. Sorrrrrrrry (not sorry :P).

  • Bee & Puppycat Vol. 3 – £12.25 (link)

This comes out at the end of the month and I am so damn excited! As Dane has Prime I always ask him to pre-order things for me so I make sure to get them in good time. As this is included on Prime I asked him to pre-order it for me recently. I love the Bee & Puppycat show so I love the comic books just as much! I just wish they would come out a little sooner and quicker though. I really love Bee and hope to cosplay as her at an event one day.

  • Lush Bubbly Shower Gel – £4.95-£16.50 (link)

I recently bought a little bottle of this when I went to the Lush Coventry beauty blogger event (you can read about that here) and since then I have fallen in love. I want to pick up a large bottle when I’m down in the Oxford Street store in a couple of weeks. It has a lovely fresh scent to it that reminds me of Fanta orange. I love to use it some mornings to perk me up. I’ll be reviewing it very soon!

  • Pusheen Self Stirring So Lazy Can’t Stir Mug – £12.99 (link)

I love Pusheen and there’s so much Pusheen stuff I want to get but it’s just about finding stuff I want to buy which I’ll ACTUALLY use! I wouldn’t mind this for Christmas really, as whilst I have a lot of cups and mugs in my cupboard I don’t have a Pusheen one and I definitely don’t have a self stirring one. This also comes with a lid so it’d be great for on the move like before work, on the way home from work, to the shops, etc etc. Also it’d be really nice to make hot chocolates in due to the self stir action.

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in shade Bauhau5 – £16.00 (link)

I was meant to mention this on my wish list last month but I forgot! How dare I! I would have added this to my Christmas wish list next month as I would love at least some money to go and buy one of these myself. However as I am going down to London in a few weeks I may as well pick one up whilst I visit the first Kat Von D counter! That’s if there is any left… I really hope there are to be honest. I have my eye on Bauhau5, a raspberry pink shade. I’ve had my eye on it since I ever heard about the shade, so I know I want to pick it up eventually.

  • Pokemon TCG Dragonite EX Box – £18.99 (link)

I’m a Pokemon nerd through and through and I remember back in the day being obsessed with the trading card game. Me and my friends in my street would play the game all the time and spend our pocket money on new packets of the cards and open them together. That’s some of the nicest memories I hold and remember from a couple of summers during half term. I’ve recently decided that I want to start playing the games again and intend to start collecting the cards again next year. I saw this on a website being advertised and as Dragonite is one of my favourites, I fell in love! I hope to get this for Christmas, or as a treat beforehand.

  • The Pretty Reckless Concert Tickets (no picture added and prices vary depending where the show is held!)

I kind of have to include this on here because it is under my wish list and the tickets come out tomorrow! I’ll be ordering them when I finish work as I really want to go and see The Pretty Reckless live again. I’ve loved them since I saw them support Evanescence all the way back in 2011. I’ll be going with Dane and as of yet we haven’t been to a gig together yet so I’ll be excited to go. AHHH! 😀

  • Pokemon Moon on 3DS – £32.00 (link)

This is the final item I’ll be talking about on the list because it is the one I am most excited for! It is of course Pokemon Moon which I have been super excited for since it was announced. I recently got to play the demo for it which I really enjoyed and after seeing the three new starters final evolutions I am even more excited for it. I guess I’m just glad I only have a couple of weeks to wait for it. I’ll be pre-ordering it closer to its release date. I can’t wait for this! 😀

So that was my wish list for November. I know it was nothing special but I’ve saving all of that for next month and my Christmas wish list! I need to start putting a list together to give people ideas of what they could get for me. Might go and do that now… 😛

On that note, what do you have on your wish list for this month? Apart from plenty of money due to Christmas! 😛 Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and hope you’re having a great week.

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Lush Prince Of Darkness Fresh Face Mask – Review

Well I haven’t written a Lush review for quite a while now, have I? I don’t actually know why I went on some sort of hiatus with it, but I’m sure I have my reasons. When I think about it, I’m sure it’s because the majority of products I own at the moment are exclusives from Christmas… I can’t imagine how many Lushies are jealous of me right now.

I finally have a review for you all though today, one that is sadly an exclusive to Lush Oxford Street store, but I do hope deep down that it’ll be available all over the UK soon. Quite frankly this face mask is too damn good for just the Oxford Street store to keep away from so many people!

I recently went to London to pay my friend Sophi a visit, and do some shopping! One of the last places we went to was Lush and I knew from the moment I booked the train tickets for London that I would be going into the store and picking this up. I didn’t actually pay for this face mask, as it was free with my five black pots that I returned to the store! I’m already saving up my next lot of five to take back and get another face mask.

The face mask I picked up was the Prince Of Darkness, and over the month I’ve owned it, it has become my favourite face mask EVER. I didn’t know that I would like it so much, even after the member of staff tried it on the back of my hand in the store. It has just made such an improvement to my skin in so many ways. I noticed I didn’t have any blemishes a week after I started to use it, and due to it containing sea salt, it helped to give my skin a good scrub and left my skin feeling really soft.

As you can see from the image above it’s described as, “We’re on a crazy train, heading for scrubbed up skin with charcoal and sea salt packed into this mask”.

Like all the fresh face masks this only comes in one size, 75g which costs a shocking £6.95! I say shocking because for how much you get, both in size and shelf life it is a rip off to be honest. I did feel like I needed to use this mask more than I would do a normal face mask because I worried I wouldn’t get my monies worth! This being said, it is now over a week since it’s sell by date and I’m still using it. Due to it being a fresh face mask, you’re also meant to keep this in the fridge… Which I only did for a couple of days. Other than that I kept it on the side of my bath, and I didn’t find any issues came up with it. It didn’t cause my skin to break out, nor did it grow mold or change the product itself.

I know this is probably Lush covering their backs, or just suggesting to keep it in the fridge so it feels nice on the skin. I get that! But for anyone who worries that they don’t keep it in the fridge, or use it after the expiry date then don’t panic. If the product doesn’t seem right, then chances are it isn’t. I know from face mask samples I have had in the past Lush have told me they’ll be good for up to three weeks. Within a couple of days in the fridge they went moldy! GROSS!

Anyway, onto the product itself now! As the title (in my mind) suggests, this product wasn’t going to all pretty and pink, it was going to be dark. I thought it might be purple when I first heard about it last year when it was released, but alas it’s black. This is due to one of the ingredients being charcoal, which of course is black. I didn’t know until I tried it out in the shop that this also contained sea salt, which is good for scrubbing the skin. Due to this being s mask that helps to cleanse and scrub, it is great for all skin types, especially people who suffer with greasy skin… So teenagers. 😛

The first thing I noticed about this mask when I first applied it to my skin is the smell, it smells very much like Vicks VapoRub which has a strong eucalyptus scent to it. It doesn’t actually say that it contains this in the ingredients so God knows what I can smell! It also has a slight warming sensation to it, which I found to be nice, and reminded me of what you would get at a spa treatment. However, I know a lot of people who have commented on this factor, and stated how it put them off using the mask. Oh dear! One final thing that I really liked about this mask is how it doesn’t dry, it stays wet, even after 20 minutes of wearing it. This means it won’t flake and crumble everywhere if you decide to walk around the house wearing it.

The consistency of the mask itself isn’t thin, but it isn’t super thick either. It could be slightly in between but with a bit of a thicker side to it, which I really like as it feels like a little bit of this goes a really long way. Of course due to the sea salt it is grainy so don’t be alarmed when you apply this onto your face.

I like to wear this face mask either before or during a bath so that when it has had its 15 minutes on my face I can get a bit of water on my hands and start to exfoliate my skin with the mask before washing it off. It feels like a real treat when I do this, and leaves my skin feeling baby soft afterwards.

Not only have I used this as a face mask but also as a face scrub in the shower too. I grab a good chunk and just rub and scrub it all over my face. The mask itself is so thick that you can get away with doing this. I use it on dry skin so that it really does give my skin a good scrubbing. As well as my face I’ve also used this on the tops of my arms, thighs, and my bum to try and see how it works as a scrub. It didn’t quite have the same affect as it did on my face, but it did the job and was a nice treat.

I leave this on for 10-15 minutes, sometimes 20 if I fancy watching some YouTube videos in the bath for a while, or playing a game on my phone. It never feels like it’s burning my skin, and as someone who suffers from sensitive skin, this is a good thing!

So why is this face mask so good for you? Well charcoal is great for basically pulling out any muck and crap in your skin, especially blackheads. I have noticed mine have gotten smaller a tad since using this mask, which is good! Charcoal is also great for greasy skin, and as I suffer with an oily T-zone I have also found this section of my skin improve, which is amazing! The sea salt has helped to remove any dead skin, so this mask is great for all sorts really.

I didn’t actually expect to love this face mask as much as I have, and I really wish that Oxford Street was closer to home so I could pick this up every month or so to use in my weekly routine. Alas, this isn’t the case sadly… If you are lucky enough to be near that store (or at least traveling to London anytime soon), then I suggest that you go and try this out soon! Whether you buy it, or get a sample, I do suggest you give it a go.

Will I be attempting to get my hands on this again soon? OH HELL YEAH! It is worth every penny, and the next time I’m down in London I’ll be picking up enough to last me until the end of the year!

Have you tried Prince Of Darkness? Make sure to let me know what you think of it! Maybe you didn’t have a good experience with it like I did? Then please make sure to let me know about that too.

Until next time all, take care and have a great weekend!

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Photo Diary Adventure – London

I have literally just got back from a trip to London to visit my friend Sophi, and it was very much needed! They house has been very stressful to say the least and my trip to London came up in good time. I booked the trip back in April/May, and due to that it cost me next to sod all! Only £6.00 each way! Can I hear a woo to the motherfuckin’ hoo??!!

Anyway… I decided I would do a little photo diary of my trip down to “the big smoke” (as my dad calls it), because why not?

Due to my anxiety I was really nervous about traveling on my own, but it was really straight forward. I just had to get on a train and sit for just over two hours.

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My dad gave me a lift to New Street half an hour before my train was due, which I liked as it gave me time to grab a magazine, a drink (I drink a flat white with vanilla if you were curious), and get to my platform in time to get a good seat.

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I managed to grab a good a window seat with a table which was good as it meant I could lean on the table and do some writing. Throughout the journey I did just that whilst listening to my music and wrote some blog posts. I was also talking to a lovely woman from New Zealand throughout the journey, and she was telling me how she had been traveling around Europe for nine weeks, and was getting close to her trip ending.

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Finally after the two hour and a bit journey I arrived at London Euston, and was greeted by Sophi up by The Body Shop. YAY! I was pleased that she was able to meet me as I was anxious about getting lost attempted to get out of Euston, or going down to the underground. London does set off my anxiety a tad, even though from this trip I feel more comfortable about it now.

Day I Arrived:

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As soon as we met up we decided that food was needed, and went to YO! Sushi for some lunch. We had a good gossip whilst we had our food and it was pretty standard for YO! Sushi really. If you know what I mean.

Soon as we finished our food we headed to the shops, starting off at M&M World. Me and Dane were meant to go there when we were in London last year, but we never did and so I wanted to see what I missed out on! Not going to lie… I didn’t miss much.

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Don’t get me wrong, M&M World was good and is definitely somewhere you need to go at least once, but the only thing I liked about it was the pictures I got to take with Sophi. A lot of the products for sale were well overpriced and whilst they were nice, I wouldn’t buy them for myself. Only a massive M&M fan will get a kick from this place. Alas, I didn’t. It was cool though, and I loved nosing at all the stuff that they had on offer, especially the create your own M&M’s! But they were extortionate prices so I left it… Otherwise I would have bought some for me and Dane for when we move into the house.

The next shop we popped in was just next door, which is the Nickelodeon Shop. I prayed that they would sell some Adventure Time goodies, but sadly they didn’t. The majority of stuff for sale in there wasn’t anything I was really interested in, such as Spongebob Square Pants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paw Patrol, and Dora the Explorer. They did have something I was interested in mind, even if the section was only small. The Rugrats selection they had wasn’t very big, with only four pieces of clothing on offer, including the t-shirt that I picked up. I will show it off a lot better on a haul post soon, but I love this t-shirt so much! I loved watched the show growing up, so it has some nostalgia to it.

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After that we had a walk around various places all the while including (name of shop) which is an old sweet shop, where I got a few goodies, Hamley’s, Japan Centre, and then we went to Choccywoccydoodah!

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Choccywoccydoodah is a chocolate shop that also make cakes. But the store in London has a café at the top of the shop which me and Sophi ventured to for a naughty chocolate lunch. I had never heard of it until she told me about it, and insisted that we go. It was pretty damn amazing to be honest… The café that is! It was all done out and reminded me of Moulin Rouge. We had orange lemonade and some dark chocolate melted in pots with biscuits to dunk. It was a real treat to say the least and I’ll definitely be going again, especially with Dane.

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As much as I loved the café upstairs I sadly can’t say I felt the same about the shop downstairs. I’m being honest, but I just found that it looked tacky and was crazily overpriced. I guess I’m just a boring cow and love my cakes plain and simple. Is that such a crime? Although I say this I bought me and Dane some chocolate to try, because why not?

After a spot of chocolate overdose we headed to Oxford Street, what I was most excited about! I don’t know why I love shopping on Oxford Street so much but I have a feelings it’s due to how big the shops are. Of course the first shop we had to go into was Lush, why would I pass that up?!

I had some black pots that I wanted to exchange for a face mask, and I knew for ages that I wanted to give Prince of Darkness a go. A lovely member of staff let me try it, as well as a few other face masks on the back of my hand. I knew I’d like this face mask due to the charcoal, and I cannot wait to try it and now and review it for you guys. Alongside that I also picked up a few other goodies including my Oxford Street favourite Supertramp bubble bar, and the new bath bomb Lava Lamp. I was very good to say the least and didn’t buy more things, even though strangely I didn’t want much more.

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After this we looked around various other shops on Oxford Street before our final destination being Topshop. Oh my God, it was huge, I couldn’t believe it to be honest. The floor you walk into is just nothing but accessories, no clothes or anything. I was taken back by how much stuff there was on the floor, including a Bubbleology, and a Lola’s Cupcakes. We bought some bubble tea from there to drink, and I’m not going to sugar coat it, the staff were rude and it wasn’t made properly. I drink bubble tea a lot and watch how it’s made, so I know when it’s been right or not.

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Other than that, I wasn’t completely disappointed by my trip into the Oxford Street Topshop. I ended up buying a real treat from there that I will love for years, my new yellow raincoat. YES I said yellow! 😛 I will talk more about it in my haul that will be up in a few days, but I wore this for the majority of my stay in London, and it was so cosy, and warm, and of course was waterproof for all the crap rain we had down there. I cannot wait to do some look book posts with it.

After that we finally decided to call it a day and headed home. We stayed up until late nattering away about all sorts, as well as planning what we could do the next day!

Day One:

I woke up bright and early for the long, and exciting day ahead of us. In fact I woke up a whole two hours before Sophi did! It was because a delivery van woke me up and I couldn’t get back to sleep so I decided to text Dane for a while as he got ready for work, and was at the house. I also sorted out my suitcase by putting stuff in there what I had bought the day before.

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The weather wasn’t exactly amazing whilst I was down there and the majority of the time it rained… The full day I was there wasn’t any different and it rained a lot! Good job I had my new raincoat, eh? 😛

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Something I loved about getting the train from where Sophi lives (Harlow) is on the way into London you can see the gherkin, and The Shard! I had to of course get a sneaky picture of this.

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We had already decided months before that we would be going shopping at the Stratford shopping centre, but not until we had gone to Bubba Gump Shrimp for lunch! I wanted to go when me and Dane were in London but as never really got time, and we worried we wouldn’t like what was on the menu, as he isn’t a massive fan of fish.

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I really enjoyed going there, and I loved the food we shared too. Sophi had been before, she knew what to recommend for us to eat. When I had looked at the menu back when I ordered my train tickets I decided on a chicken burger, but what’s the point in going to a shrimp restaurant if you eat chicken??? Exactly! In the end I decided on a cherry fizzer drink, and for food we ordered garlic bread (which let me tell you were HUGE!), shrimp shack mac & cheese, and Forrest’s seafood feast.

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Not only did I enjoy the food, but I loved the decor of the restaurant too! To make it better, they had Forrest Gump playing in the background, which I loved. It isn’t the cheapest place in the world, but £39 for two people and drinks wasn’t bad in my eyes. I would and will gladly go again.

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So our next stop was the Stratford shopping centre! Which I was really excited to go to as I have heard nothing but good things about it from Sophi, and I also heard how big it is before I went down to London. If you’ve never been, it is like two Birmingham Bullring’s, if not bigger than that!

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I saw various things I liked and wanted to buy, and various things I liked and ended up being naughty and picking up. These are in my haul post here.

The one thing I really regret not picking up was this Deadpool picture from HMV. I can’t even find it on the website to order! As I always say on majority of my posts these days, I love Deadpool, and so does Dane. I would love this picture to put up in the spare room, as it would just look awesome! It wasn’t cheap at £14.99, but to be honest I don’t mind paying that for Deadpool. I can see me picking this up next time I’m near a HMV.

I also eyed up this Totoro bento box in The Japan Centre, but I didn’t get it because of the size of it, and I don’t really need it. It was only £12.99, so maybe next time I’ll pick one up!

Then after I was shopped out and very tired, me and Sophi headed home (aka her flat) and relaxed for the evening. We had something to eat, and watched Lilo and Stitch before we went to bed. I was shattered so we got an early night. Before I went to sleep I tidied my suitcase so that I wouldn’t need to do it the  next day.

Going Home:

It was time to head home, and as my train wasn’t due to leave until 2.13pm it meant we could chill out for a while in the flat before heading into London. We didn’t do much really, just made sure my bag was all packed and such, as well as have some breakfast and get showered and dressed.

We left the house nice and early to make sure we were in Euston for time to have a coffee before I left and a chat. We popped to Starbucks and Sophi treated me to their new S’Mores drink (which was really nommy!) and a toastie. I showed her Bee & Puppycat, and we chatted about what she could do with the rest of her day.

Eventually it came to be time for me to get onto my train, and I was really sad to be saying goodbye. I had an amazing couple of days with Sophi, and I honestly cannot wait to do it again soon!

My train journey wasn’t as quiet as it was going into London, and I couldn’t wait for people to get off at stops so I could just chill out. I was going to try and get a blog post or two written, but in the end I just played games on my phone and listened to music.

Eventually I got back to New Street, and good ol’ Brum with my dad waiting to pick me up.

As much as I loved London and seeing Sophi, I just wanted to get back home so I could give Dane his box of goodies, as well as start working on the house again. It was nice to have a break and escape reality for a while, but you can’t run away forever.

I’m hoping to go down to London again soon to stay with Sophi, as it’s just too much fun to wait until Christmas to go again! I also apologise for not having so many pictures towards the end of this post, I was kinda too busy to take anymore. 😛

I’m hoping to start doing more photo diary related posts, as I love reading things like this myself. Did you enjoy this style of post from me? Make sure to let me know in the comments! If you liked it, I’ll certainly do more.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you have a great weekend.

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London Haul

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Wow what a long week it has been since returning from London! Of course I do apologise for how quiet I have been the past two weeks, but as I said on my Twitter account, I have been way too busy with the house to think or have time to do anything with my blog. Sorry about this, but I know that my regular readers understand, and for this I love you all and thank you as much as I can!

I have just got back from London after visiting my good friend Sophi, and I had an amazing time! I ended up spending more than I intended to as we went shopping around London, as well as in Stratford shopping centre. So I thought why not show all my lovelies what I bought down in the smoke!

I said from the start of my trip to London that I wouldn’t buy any clothing, as I don’t need any, but I found that was the majority of what I bought. Oops! I picked up three t-shirts, and a coat.

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The first t-shirt I picked up was this Rugrats Reptar one from the Nickelodeon shop in London. It wasn’t cheap to be honest at £20, but I thought it would make a nice treat and was a real throwback to my childhood as I loved watching Rugrats growing up. So much so that I still watch it to this day if I fancy a bit of a nostalgia trip. As you can see it’s a purple t-shirt, with Reptar on, as well as his name in metallic pink writing. You can pick this up online here.

The second and third t-shirts that I bought were both from HMV, not usually a place you would think sold clothing. They do sell t-shirts though, usually relating to bands, TV shows, movies, and games, etc. You get the point! These two t-shirts were both £12.99 each, however HMV have an offer where you can buy two for £20, which is a bargain really! So of course I took them up on that offer, because it would have been rude not to.

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The Harley Quinn one is to coincide with The Suicide Squad, as it’s meant to be the same as the t-shirt she wears in the movie (which FYI I am excited to see when it comes out!). I just love the design of it, it’ll be something nice to rock in the summer with shorts… Like Harley Quinn really! A girl I work with (Hi Rhi! ^_^) has this t-shirt too, and I heard about it from her before my trip to London. As you can probably gather this is a woman’s t-shirt. Sadly any men out there who want it won’t find it in HMV. I would have linked back to this for people to look into buying from HMV, but it isn’t on the website sadly.

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I also picked up a Deadpool t-shirt from HMV. It had to be done, as I LOVE Deadpool and I knew whilst I was in London I wanted to pick up some Deadpool goodies, or at least one. This was the only thing I actually managed to pick up, and I don’t regret it. This is a pretty straight forward tee with just a picture of Deadpool with his arms folded, nothing spectacular or special. I don’t mind that to be perfectly honest. This is a mans tee, sorry ladies they don’t have any specifically for us! I don’t mind this though as I picked up a smaller size so it would fit snug on me. You can find this on the website, and I have linked it here for you.

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As well as the two t-shirts I picked up from HMV I also bought myself a few other things, not clothing related. I picked up these Kurt Cobain pin badges for my backpack, as during my trip to London I decided that I would start to use it again more often. I love Nirvana and Kurt so I though it would be cool to get some badges with his face on them. These were a steal at £3.99 and I can’t wait to pop a few on my backpack. I also picked up a DVD copy of Forrest Gump after visiting Bubba Gump Shrimp. It’s a film I’ve been meaning to buy and add to my collection for some time now, as it’s one of my favourite films. I put it on for me and Dane to watch when I got back from London, and I cried so many times that I ended up losing count. Oh dear. 😦 It was another bargain at only £2.99!

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My favourite purchase of my trip to London was definitely my new coat, a yellow raincoat! I have been after one of Topshop’s raincoats for years now, and every time I saw one I liked the look of it seemed to sell out really quickly, if not straight away. I saw this one in the Oxford Street store and decided to grab it with both hands before I was never able to buy one again! I’ve bought it two sizes too big for me so it didn’t feel snug, but instead was more roomy and baggy. Reason being so that in autumn and winter I can layer up and not feel uncomfortable. I found from wearing it around London for a couple of days that this coat is incredibly warm, and will be perfect for rainy days! The hood is huge which I’m really pleased about, as I love any jacket, coat, or hoodie was a hood that swamps my whole face. I can’t wait to wear these with my Jake Dr Martens boots (you can read about them here) as they’re both yellow and will look amazing! With all this rain we’ve been having they’ll work perfectly together. Yay! You can fine this raincoat on Topshop’s website here.

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I mentioned before that I went to Bubba Gump Shrimp whilst in London and shortly after having a meal there with Sophi, I decided I wanted to get some goodies from the gift shop. Before heading down the restaurant gave us our blue flashing glasses that we’d had drinks in. As Sophi already had a blue glass already, she kindly gave me hers so that me and Dane could have one each in the house. I love that she does things like that! I also bought two pint glasses from the gift shop, which were meant to be two for £10, but the guy only charged me £5.98 for two. I didn’t say anything and accepted how cheap they were! One is going to be for my dad whenever he comes to visit me at the house, and the other for myself and Dane to use whenever. They’re just bog standard pint glasses, which will come in handy for pop, beer, etc. By the way I do apologise for the pint glasses still being wrapped up. I don’t want to open them until me and Dane have moved into the house. But you all know what a pint glass looks like anyway! 😛

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Of course I couldn’t go down to London and not pop into the Lush on Oxford Street. That would just be out of order, and it was one of the last shops me and Sophi popped into on my first day in London. I had promised Dane (and myself) that I wouldn’t buy anything… But I caved in and ended up buying two things. DOH! I took in five empty black pots and bagged myself a free pot of The Prince of Darkness face mask, which I was super happy about! I haven’t used it yet, but I hope to soon.

The two products I bought were Supertramp bubble bar, which is an exclusive to Oxford Street, and their newest bath bomb Lava Lamp (link here), which Oxford Street did release when they first opened last year, but discontinued it shortly after. I imagine to work on a better formula and scent for it… Who knows! Either way I thought I was going to go crazy and want to buy more, but alas I only really wanted to get my favourite exclusive, that being Supertramp, and I’ve always wanted to try Lava Lamp. I’ll be giving them a go soon enough and reviewing them. Woop!

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The majority of the rest of things I bought were food and drinks related, either Japanese or American. I said that I would be coming back with loads of Japanese snacks, but I didn’t really think about bringing this much back! Boy do I have a lot to show…

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All my Japanese goodies are mostly from Japan Centre, but I also grabbed some stuff from an independent Japanese supermarket too. I bought two types of Pocky, banana and matcha (green tea), my two favourites! They cost less than a £1 each so I bought two of each, because why not! I also bought some random goodies too such as Pokemon wafers, a panda wafer, as well as three bottles of ramune soda! One is missing however due to me and Dane drinking it… Oops!

I also bought plenty of American sweets, mostly blue raspberry flavoured as they have always been my favourite. Just loads of random things. These were mostly from Gobstoppers in Stratford shopping centre, and I’m just going to say that I will never go there again. I will try the one in Birmingham to see what it’s like, but I judged the Stratford one so hard. They were selling out of date stock from over a year ago, AT FULL PRICE, the staff were rude, and they charged ridiculous prices for things you can buy in Asda for 99p. A complete joke, and I won’t be going there again…

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Another sweet related place I bought stuff from was the legendary Choccywoccydoodah, which I had never heard about until my friend Sophi told me about it. We ventured into the cafe there, which was amazing, and to be honest (for me) the best part about it. The shop itself was lovely, with some beautiful creations, but at the same time I do feel like it was really tacky… Sorry (I’m not sorry…)! I ended up buying some chocolate, one little slab of dark (which you can buy here), and a larger slab of chocolate with green tea flavour (which you can buy here). I’m excited to try these, as the dark chocolate we had in the cafe was gorgeous! It was ridiculously overpriced to be honest, and I doubt I’ll ever buy anything from there again. I feel bitchy saying that, but it just seems a rip off for what you’re getting, especially when I’m not a huge chocolate lover anyway.

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Apart from the goodies that I also picked up for Dane (a Fallout 4 Dogmeat Pop Vinyl!, a book, and some sweeties) that is all I bought! My friend Sophi gave me and Dane one of the nicest moving in presents we have received so far, with it being matching Disney mugs! Lady and The Tramp for me, and Stitch for Dane. We love them, and will be using them lots when we move into the house. She also gave me a medium Pink Sands Yankee Candle that she didn’t want, as well as a Charity Pot lotion from Lush that she didn’t want either. All the goodies! I intend to give her something very soon as a thank you for having me stay at hers whilst we were in London. That and it’s her birthday soon!

So that was all the stuff I bought whilst in London! I wish I could have ventured to more places that sold Japanese related things, but that will be for next time.

What have you bought nice for yourself lately? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all, and I hope you’re having a good week.

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June ’16 Wish List

Wow hello June, you crept up quick! June is one of my favourite months, alone because it’s the month of mine and Dane’s anniversary, and as I said a couple of days ago on my favourites post, we’re three years together this year. Yay!

This is probably one of the hardest wish lists I have ever had to do, because I couldn’t think of anything I really want. I think it’s due to the exciting news that we will have up on my blog tomorrow… 😛 But in the meantime, here is my wish list for this month!

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  • Pokemon Center Sleeping Ampharos Plush – £11.10 (link)

I love Pokemon, readers who are regular to my blog will know this. I also love these cute little sleeping plushies from the official Pokemon Center in Japan. I currently have two, a Mew and an Eevee which Dane bought me for Christmas and birthday. I hope to collect all my favourite ones in the future, as you can stack on top of each other. They remind me of the TY Beanie Babies… But better. 😛 They’re not exactly cheap, but totally worth the money!

  • The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel – £5.00 (link)

I only just noticed that The Body Shop have called it Pinita, and not Pina. URGH! Either way, I love pina colada, and thus I love the scent of it too. I haven’t given this a sniff yet, but I can see me picking a bottle up when I pop down to London in ten days to visit my friend… We shall see! It sounds like such a summer scent, which I would love to use in the  morning before work.

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Special Edition on PS4 – £43.99 (link)

I love the Lego games, I know they’re meant to be for kids but I am a big kid deep down, so what?? I especially love the Star Wars Lego games so of course I need to pick this one up! It’s out towards the end of June, so I’ll probably pick it up closer to the release date. As it’s two player as well, it means me and Dane can play it together, which will be fun!

  • Pandora Moments Silver Bracelet with Pandora Rose Clasp – £65.00 (link)

I really want a new Pandora bracelet, and for some reason I want a rose gold one… Well a silver one with rose gold accents. As you can see on my wish list image, I will be talking about two rose gold charms. But this is the rope style bracelet, very much different from the two bangles that I currently own. I don’t need one, no, but I would like one. I don’t wear my first and “special” Pandora bracelet at the moment as it’s way too heavy to wear, only do I wear it on special occasions now. So I would like one to wear this isn’t for a special purpose… Unless Dane happens to buy it me for our anniversary, but I doubt that’ll happen! 😛

  • Lush Lava Lamp Bath Bomb – £3.95 (link)

I love Lush, and I love their bath bombs. Lava Lamp is one that I wanted back a year ago when me and Dane traveled to London for Hyper Japan. BUT when I got into the Oxford Street store I was left disappointed when they told me Lush has discontinued it from their store due to it “being too similar to a current bath bomb”. At the time it was an Oxford Street exclusive, but now it’s available online AND in all stores! However, as I am down in London soon I am just going to pick a couple up from there. Why not?

  • Pandora Open Your Heart Charm – £30.00 (link)

As I mentioned above, I would love the rose Pandora bracelet, and of course with a new bracelet I would want charms. Rose ones to be exact! I’ve seen a couple I like the look of, this being one of them. It’s a sweet little charm with little hearts all over it. You can’t get any sweeter than that, and it doesn’t hold any memories or anything behind it, so I can wear it all the time… Not that I can’t wear my special bracelets that hold memories behind them… 😛

  • Prison Architect on PS4 – £19.99 (link)

Okay the first thing I am going to say about this game is how disappointed I am that this is now not coming out until July! This was meant to be out on the 3rd June. WTF?! Anyway… This is a game I have wanted on Steam for agggges but when I found out it would be coming out on the PS4 I decided to leave it and just buy it when it came out on my console of choice. It’s a hilarious game where the title explains it all. You create your own prison and basically look after it. It’s like SIMS pretty much, but better!

  • Cure Natural Aqua Gel – £29.98 (link)

I have wanted Cure for years! Since Bubz over at Bubz Beauty was talking about it, probably six or so years ago now! It’s an exfoliating gel from Japan and is said to be the best one over there! It isn’t cheap, no but considering I would probably use this only twice a week, I would hope it would last me ages! When my current exfoliator runs out, I will be picking this one up.

  • Lush Prince of Darkness Face Mask (London Oxford Street exclusive)

This is one of the things I know I want to come back from London with, hell maybe two! I have loads of black pots that I need to exchange for some lovely face masks, and after asking someone on the Lush live chat today, I can actually get some of the Prince of Darkness masks for free! We shall see what happens, but this is a charcoal mask, which helps oily skin, which I suffer with on my t-zone, as does Dane. So we can both try this one. I’ll be reviewing it for sure when I get it.

  • Pandora Darling Daisy Meadow Openwork Charm – £55.00 (link)

This is another Pandora charm I’ve got my eye on for the rose bracelet, which is like the other charm, also rose looking. I love daisies, they remind me of when I was at school and in the playground we would make daisy chains. You can’t go wrong with a charm like this, and with the previous heart one I mentioned, this one is also very sweet. It’s very expensive though, which I think is due to the paint and colour of the charm itself.

Wow that was a long wish list, and is thus mine for June. I can see me picking up the Lush goodies, and the Lego game at the end of the month.

I cannot wait for you all to read mine and Dane’s amazing news tomorrow, I wish I could have made a wish list for that news, but that will be coming up in a few weeks instead.

What goodies are you lusting after this month, and have on your wish list? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time all, take care and have an amazing weekend, I know I will be!

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Lush Big Bang Bubble Bar – Review

I’m back again this week with another Oxford Street exclusive, only this one is currently still an exclusive to the London store. Which sucks, because I LOVE this bubble bar! I’m excited to finally be using it, and talking about it today. Sadly as you can see, there was a chunk missing out of it so the pictures aren’t perfect, but oh well.

This isn’t the biggest bubble bar in the world, but that doesn’t bother me much to be honest. It’s a beautiful blue shade, with yellow dots around the sides, and two pink stars in the middle. The pink stars are actually bath melts, which are pretty cool. I didn’t realise that they were bath melts until it came to crumbling this into the bath. It’s pretty obvious really… But I think I was just being slow.

It is a very pretty bubble bar to look at, and I do wish they stocked this in all the stores. I hope it’ll come out for Spring 2016, as this is a gorgeous citrus scented bubble bar. It contains lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine, so it really does have a lovely refreshing scent to it! It’s said to share its scent with Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub (review here) and Mother Superior Bubble Bar from the Mother’s Day collection. With the bubble bar I could smell that same scent, but I just couldn’t smell it when it came to Rub Rub Rub, which has confused me!

I got two uses out of this bubble bar, which was good to me! I could have use the bath melt part of this bubble bar separately, and I regret not doing just that. When I used the bath melt part in the bath, I didn’t notice any moisturisation when in the bath which I was really disappointed about.

This produced lots of lovely bubbles in the bath, which I was really pleased about! It left behind a delicate light blue shade, which reminded me of something that Johnson’s baby bubble bath would leave behind. The scent of this in the bath wasn’t too strong, which I actually really liked and when I got out of the bath I found that it left a lovely gentle lemon scent on my skin which was relaxing but woke me up at the same time. It also left me feeling soft and smooth, which is always a plus!

This bubble bar was perfect for waking me up during one of my days off work and it was also lovely to use in the evening before bed.

I honestly don’t have much to say about this bubble bar as I didn’t feel it was anything special like some bubble bars out there, but this being said it was a lovely treat and it looked really pretty too.

I would love to pick up another one of these, but sadly this is still an Oxford Street exclusive, which I hope will come out in stores sometime soon.

Would you pick up Big Bang Bubble Bar? Hey, have you already tried it? Let me know in the comments!

Until next week, have a good weekend and go get some Lush Christmas goodies, they’re now out to buy.

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Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb – Review

Another week, another Lush review and I’ve been really excited to review this one since I first used it months ago. This used to be an Oxford Street exclusive, but like some of the most recent products I’ve been reviewing, this one is now a permanent member of the Lush family. Something I was really happy about, because now I can buy these as often, and at the plenty as my heart wants. I am of course talking about Intergalactic Bath Bomb, my new favourite, and also the first bath bomb I’ll be reviewing by Lush. Exciting times!

I just want to quickly add how there are two different baths in the images as I took some pictures of my usage of this both at home, as well as at my boyfriends.

I have heard nothing but praise and love for this bath bomb and when I finally got to try it, I could see why. It really is something unique from Lush and in turn, like nothing they’ve ever released before, both in scent and the way it works in the bath.

I love this bath bomb so much that I’m on my second one of it after already using up my first, the one I also bought from the Oxford Street store in July. Bath bombs last me a lot longer than they probably do for a lot of people, as due to the ingredient that causes the bath bombs to fizz in the water, it causes an allergic reaction on my skin if I come into contact with a lot of it. So if I divide my bath bombs into halves, and quarters then I can get away with it without getting an allergic rash, yay! However, with Intergalactic I can get away with using half without any worries, which I’m really happy about. But even with a quarter this bath bomb works just as well, but I’ll go more into that soon.

But onto how pretty this bath bomb is… Pretty is such a bad word for this, I think stunning, and breathtaking do the job just fine, don’t you say so? This is probably one of the prettiest bath bombs I’ve ever seen Lush create. It reminded me of the Christmas limited edition, Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb when I first saw it, but alas it is nothing like that. The colour of the bath bomb is the colour it turns the bath water into, a gorgeous dark blue shade. It also has some pink and yellow colours around the middle of it, which don’t really show up in the bath… But I may have this issue due to not using a whole bath bomb. This is also said to contain popping candy, but once again I’ve never seen this myself.

Intergalactic contains peppermint oil, grapefruit oil, vetivert oil, and cedarwood oil. The peppermint oil is what stands out the most in this bath bomb to me and in turn gives it a fresh, clean, minty scent that lasts for ages on the skin, as well as in the bathroom after use.

It reminds me of toothpaste, or chewing gum. Unlike most menthol scents, this bath bomb doesn’t cause you to have a cooling sensation on the skin, which is something I was really worried about. I’m a huge fan of mint scents, but I hate the cooling feeling they leave behind, a discussion I had with two friends of mine whilst on a long weekend away with them (hello Becky and Dave!).

This is probably the darkest bath bomb I have ever used to be honest, and I love it! When popped into the bath it leaves behind a beautiful dark blue shade, something that can even be made possible from a quarter of a bath bomb, which is really good in my eyes. A flaw of only being able to use such a small amount means that I don’t get the same bold and gorgeous colours that everyone else gains from using a whole bomb. So this one has really made me happy.

As well as the beautiful colour, this is also packed full of shimmer. I am one of those who hates glittery baths, I hate how it sticks all over the skin and leaves me looking like something from the 80’s. However, Intergalactic doesn’t do this. I mean, it does leave a little shimmer behind but nothing heavy, just the odd twinkle here and there. It also leaves the gorgeous minty scent behind, something my mom noticed when I first used this, twinkles too. Of course it left me feeling lovely and soft, which is always a must have after using a bath bomb.

Due to the shimmer, it does leave it behind in the bath when it’s finished draining, but it’s nothing a quick go around with the shower won’t get rid of.

I honestly don’t know what else to say about this bath bomb other than how much I adore it. It’s definitely fast turned into my favourite, and I really do hope it sticks around for good and not just for summer… Or I may cry… A lot! Each time I come close to finishing one of these off, I’ll pick up another. I don’t think I can live without this bath bomb in my life now, as it really is a treat for me, and for £3.95 each, it doesn’t hurt!

Do you like the sound of Intergalactic? If you haven’t tried it yet, are you looking to? Hey, you may have already tried it, if so what do you think? Make sure to let me know your views on it in the comments.

Until next time however, take care all and have a great weekend!

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