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I Got Onto My Degree! Results + Treats.

Hey guys!

As some of you may know, a couple of years ago I dropped out of my foundation year for Physics and Astronomy, for various reasons. The next year, I applied for University again – and successfully got onto a foundation year for Astrophysics.

I have just completed that foundation year and, finally, I have actually managed to obtain a place on a bachelor degree in Astrophysics!

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I was pretty worried that I wouldn’t be able to, as I needed to achieve 65% in my Advanced Mathematics module – whereas I only achieved 62%. They’ve given me a chance, and I’m so grateful for that!

Here are my overall results:

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Here is a breakdown of my results:

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As you can see, I did pretty terribly in my final Advanced Mathematics exam (43%) – but I did SO WELL in my Statistics exam (90%)!

And here is the interpretation of my results (although this was just a foundation year, so my results this year don’t actual count toward my final grade):

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When I found out, the first thing I did was to call my partner – he was having some drinks with a colleague after work. That evening when he came home, he had brought me back a GORGEOUS bouquet of flowers, an AMAZING bottle of Rose champagne, and an absolutely DELICIOUS bag of Indian takeaway! What a treat! I just love how much it means to him when I achieve something!


As a treat to myself, from myself, I’ve decided that I’m going to do a Primark haul tomorrow. I’ll be heading down to the all famous Primark on East Oxford Street. My style has really changed over the past few years, and I have a lot of clothes that either don’t fit me right at all, that look bad on me, have become damaged or that I just plain don’t like anymore. I really don’t buy myself clothes very often, so I decided on Primark because if I shop there first, I’ll be able to get a lot of pieces at a low price – pieces that could very well be a lot more expensive elsewhere! I’ll also be able to actually try the clothing items on, and I much prefer high street shopping to online shopping in general!

So, I’ll be heading to the most popular Primark store that I have nearby, and I’m going to get there super early – like for 8:00 AM, so that I can pretty much have the store to myself. I’m so excited! I’m going to really make an effort to choose items that actually make me feel confident, and to not just chuck things in my basket without thinking. I don’t really have a specific spending limit, both because I trust in my ability to only buy the gems I find in the store, and because I genuinely need a LOT of new clothes! I don’t have anything specific in mind that I’m going to look for – Primark could have amazing shoes but rubbish dresses one month, but then have awful shoes and incredible dresses the next.

This is probably going to be the first planned haul I’ve ever done! I’ll of course be writing a Primark haul blog post tomorrow, hopefully with try-on photos, so look forward to that!

– Storm

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Lush Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb Review

My partner bought me this as a cute gift the other week! He said he went to the Lush Oxford Street store and asked for exclusive items, and that they showed him this 🙂


Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb

 

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This has a super sweet sherbet lemon scent to it. If that sounds horrid to you, don’t try it!

This bath bomb leaves the bath water a very translucent greeny-yellow colour. Not everyone’s cup of tea.

This bath bomb doesn’t really leave much bath art on the surface of the bath water after it has finished fizzing away.

Lots of little bits come out of this bath bomb while it fizzes, which is absolutely fine. However, once in the bath, these pieces kept freaking me out! One piece was really big, and I honestly thought it was some sort of bug like a wasp or something, so I scooped it out with my comb in an attempt to save it – only to find it was actually just another planty piece from the bath bomb! I’d also find little pieces stuck to my legs which, from a bit of a distance, looked like some sort moths or flies were stuck to my legs. If this sounds kinda creepy to you then perhaps it is best you not try this bath bomb.

I found that because this bath bomb left the bath water a very translucent colour to begin with, any product I used in the bath would really colour the water, until I was left with a really murky, grey, dirty, soapy looking bath! If you like your baths to be very colourful, this bath bomb won’t provide you with that.

Once the bath bomb has fizzed away, the scent is still there, but not as strong as it is when the bath bomb is in solid form.

This was an exclusive product, and isn’t readily available to purchase from stores at the moment. That means that if you do manage to find one of these bath bombs, and happen to love it, you could find yourself in a bit of a pickle trying to stock up on some more!


Pros:

I think the scent of Cheer Up Buttercup is absolutely amazing! It REALLY does smell like Lemon Sherbet sweets… Mmm… Just for the scent, this bath bomb is TOTALLY worth a go!

The scent of the bath bomb will last for the entire duration of your bath, and even leaves a subtle scent behind on your skin, hair and in the air 🙂

This bath bomb helped chill me out and cheer me up! I was all stressed out and moody before I got into my bath, and I came out feeling super chilled out and very happy! It was definitely great for improving my mental state.

This bath bomb is really moisturising!

The name is absolutely adorable. I mean, Cheer Up Buttercup, c’mon. So cute!

The colour of the bath bomb is a super cute pastel yellow colour, and it has little delicate purple flowers pressed into the top of it. So pretty and gorgeous!

The little purple flowers floating around are quite relaxing (so long as you don’t mistake them for being bugs in your water.) I also love the colour purple and think the flowers themselves are absolutely gorgeous.

I think the colour of this bath bomb and the colour it left my bath water also helped perk me up. Yellow is just such a happy, sunny, optimistic colour!

This was a perfect gift from my partner. It is just so cute! If you want to give someone a really thoughtful and cute gift, this is the perfect item to do that with.

I didn’t notice this until just a bit ago, but the price of this bath bomb was actually only £2.95. This is AMAZING value for what this bath bomb has to offer!

This being an exclusive bath bomb certainly makes it feel like quite a special item to own and to use 🙂

The inside of this bath bomb was an adorable bright pink colour!

The final bath art left behind was just a subtle ombre rainbow type effect – one end was more pink, which faded to orange, then yellow, then green, then blue. Each colour was super subtle and really pretty!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really liked this bath bomb! It was just so incredibly cute, and really uplifting.

I’m going to rate this bath bomb a 5/5* rating. I know I had quite a few complaints about it, but its pros just carried so much more weight. It really was a lovely bath bomb to use, and I’m so blessed to have been able to receive it as a gift from my partner 🙂

– Storm

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Lush Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume

Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume (100g)

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

The scent of this conditioner is STRONG. EXTREMELY strong! If you don’t like the scent of flowers then seriously, give this one a miss, because it has an extremely strong floral scent to it.

This conditioner doesn’t go a long way. You need a decent amount of product to truly condition your hair. Not absolutely tons, but definitely not a small amount. This product wont last you very long!

I found this conditioner to make my roots a little greasy. I don’t actually apply conditioner to my roots, but after conditioning my ends, I do sort of spread the product throughout all of my hair. I also comb the conditioner through the entire length of my hair before rinsing it out. Once I used this product in the evening, and the next morning, I have to wash my fringe again before going to college. As I said, I didn’t even apply the conditioner directly to my fringe or roots – only to my ends! If you have a fringe or your hair gets oily quite fast at the roots, I might stay away from this one!

This is an extremely expensive product – the most expensive conditioner that Lush do. I’d advise you try a sample of this conditioner before purchasing it, as a little 100g bottle of it costs £9.95!


Pros:

I personally like the smell of this conditioner a lot. It smells really fresh and makes me feel happy. It reminds me of the outdoors, of nature and of the Summertime 🙂 If you like very natural, floral, outdoorsy scents, you’ll really like the smell of Happy Happy Joy Joy!

After rinsing the product out of the hair, a scent lingers – but not the exact same scent as the product smells in its container. The musky floral scent of the product is hardly present, and instead the scent is much more zesty and citrusy. I think it smells lovely in the hair!

This product did condition my hair very well (almost too well!) My hair felt almost perfectly conditioned after using Happy Happy Joy Joy in face, and I only needed the smallest amount of R&B Hair moisturiser to reach that perfect level. If you are in some SERIOUS need of hydration for your hair, try this conditioner! This finding seems odd to me, considering that most reviews that that this conditioner is extremely light. Perhaps it is because of my hair being extremely straight, very fine and very thin and all natural! Perhaps if you have hair similar to me, you will also find this conditioner to be extremely conditioning!

This conditioner is very natural and it really feels like you are genuinely feeding your hair when you use it. My hair certainly feels healthier after having used this conditioner!

The name… Okay, so it’s just a name, right? But Happy Happy Joy Joy is just such a happy, cute, uplifting name, how could you not love it?!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this is an absolutely lovely conditioner from Lush. It just smells so happy, outdoorsy and natural! It also actually works extremely well at conditioning the hair (at least for my hair!) I found this conditioner to actually be TOO conditioning for my fringe area, but only just not conditioning enough for my ends. Considering that I didn’t even actually apply the conditioner to my fringe area, I’m not quite sure how I would be able to find balance with this product! The scent is very strong before rinsing it out – possibly even almost TOO strong. But I do really like it!

Overall, I’m going to have to give this lovely conditioner a 4/5* rating. If it would just leave my fringe and root area a little less oily, I’d probably give it a higher rating!

I hope you enjoyed my review!

– Storm

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Lush Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb Review

Hello everyone! I actually used up this bath bomb a couple of weeks ago, so this is a review that I’ve been meaning to write for a while now! I have been, am and will be extremely busy with my coursework and just general life stuff, but I just really needed to get this Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb review out now! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

This was a bath bomb that my beautiful, wonderful mummy bought me for my birthday last October, so I decided I’d use it up ASAP before it crumbled apart!


Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

If you like a lot of colour in your bath, steer away from Tisty Tosty! Tisty Tosty is a white bath bomb, so the colour it leaves behind in your bath tub (if any) is extremely subtle. For some reason, I found my bath tub was left with a very subtle green hue to it, although this might have just been due to my lighting or something. It was very subtle either way though!

If you don’t like things floating around in your bath then again, this little guy might not be the one for you. 5 or so yellow rose buds will be released into your bath tub, and will just float around gently. You will need to take them out of the bath and throw them away before you take the plug out of the bath, to prevent them clogging up your drain or something! For me, this definitely wasn’t a big deal, but some people might find it to be an annoying additional step to taking a bath.

This was a pretty quick fizzer. I enjoyed that aspect of this bath bomb, but anyone who prefers a big show might feel quite let down by this aspect of Tisty Tosty.

The scent is quite strong when the bath bomb is in solid form but once it has fizzed away in the bath, the scent is extremely, extremely faint. The scent is also different in the water, and smells more like a subtle, sweet, fruity scent than a powdery scent.

After taking a bath using Tisty Tosty, I felt the need to rinse off in the shower afterwards. I’m not sure why, but I just didn’t feel fully “clean” just rinsing in the bath water that this bath bomb left behind.


Pros:

This is an adorable bath bomb! The only heart shaped bath bomb Lush do that is currently available, it is definitely a special little guy 🙂 Definitely worth trying in my opinion.

I found the rosebuds floating around to be very relaxing, personally. They just calmly floated around the bath tub to the rhythm of the chilled music I had playing whilst taking my bath.

This was an all round incredibly relaxing bath bomb to be honest. I could have stayed in that bath for hours! I think I DID stay in that bath for almost 2 hours… If you want a super chilled out, relaxing bath, this will be the perfect accompaniment to your bath. Absolutely lovely!

I received this as a gift from my lovely mother, and it made a fantastic gift! This is definitely worth purchasing to give to someone you care about – it definitely puts the message across, and in such a lovely way. Tisty Tosty would make an absolutely perfect gift!

I really enjoyed the scent. The scent of the bath bomb (before putting it in the bath tub) is a very powdery, sweet, floral, slightly fruity scent. It also has quite a clean and fresh scent. Honestly, the scent reminded me of the scent you’d expect from a dusting powder, talcum powder or from those powdery lollipops… You know the ones I mean! I guess the scent was also quite similar to the scent of turkish delight, but more sweet and less rosey. If you like powdery sorts of scents, give this bath bomb a try!

This bath bomb left the bath water somewhat moisturising. Not extremely so, but just a nice amount.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this was a lovely bath bomb, and any cons are really quite minor to me. I think this bath bomb is really underrated due to it leaving the bath with pretty much no colour or bath art whatsoever. I found it to be extremely relaxing though – the most relaxing bath I’ve had thus far in fact!

I’m going to be giving this bath bomb a 5/5* rating. Again, this may surprise some people but honestly, sometimes simplicity is best! I get very stressed, so how relaxing this bath bomb is suits me brilliantly.

– Storm

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Lush Think Pink Bath Bomb Review

Hey guys! Here’s another Lush review 🙂 This bath bomb was a Birthday gift from my perfect mother in October, and I only just used it yesterday! I feel so blessed, it seems almost every product I review was a gift from someone! I guess they all know how much I love my Lush 🙂 I hope you enjoy the review!


Think Pink Bath Bomb:

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This bath bomb has an incredibly faint smell once in the bath. I have read reviews saying that this bath bomb actually has a very strong scent once in the bath when it is extremely fresh, but who knows! Either way, for me this bath bomb’s scent was very, very, VERY subtle once in the bath.

My bath bomb left a little pile of bath bomb dust in the bottom of my bath once it was done fizzing away! This wasn’t a big deal and honestly it was actually quite fun to swish the dust around to dissolve it into the water, but it still wasn’t quite what I would expect to happen with a bath bomb!

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I wouldn’t think of my bath bomb as having been THAT old, but it really started to look it! The flowers on the top turned a dull yellow colour, and one fell off and went missing entirely! I kept this bath bomb in a big cardboard Lush box filled with packing peanuts and other Lush bath bombs and bubble bars, on the floor just outside my bathroom door. I guess I could have kept it further from the bathroom and then the bath bomb would have kept a bit better, but some people literally keep their bath bombs in the bathroom and I would have thought that would be the normal place to keep them, so I would have expected this bath bomb to keep fresh a liiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit longer than it did!

This bath bomb wasn’t incredibly moisturising, but it was somewhat 🙂

Because of all the confetti in the bath and all the powder I had to mix into the bath water, I didn’t really feel like my hair would be properly clean if I had washed it in the bath water, so I had to use the shower head to wash my hair. This isn’t a huge deal, but I do usually find it simpler to just wash my hair in the bath water, and sometimes just quickly rinse it off afterwards!

There wasn’t really any bath art left on the surface of my bath after using this bath bomb. It is definitely a simple one!

The scent that is present is incredibly sweet so if you’re not a person who is keen on sweet scents, I’d steer away from this little guy.


Pros:

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This bath bomb was the cutest thing. Like, absolutely frickin adorable. I loved it so, so, so, so, SO much! It made such a cute gift from my mother and I absolutely loved its design! SO CUTE!

For people who DO like sweet scents, this one would be great for you! Out of the bath, it smelt to me like straight up sugar cake decorations. Like a really, really, really sweet scent, with a slight fruity floral hint. Once in the bath, the scent was sweet but less so, and more fruity, floral and slightly herbal. In the bath, the scent was INCREDIBLY subtle, but overall quite pleasant 🙂

The bath water this bath bomb gave was super girly. It also would make an absolutely perfect Valentines day bath bomb so if you’d like to gift somebody loads of bath bombs or something, you could definitely add this one to their gift along with all the bombs from the Valentine’s Day range! The bath water turns a subtle, see through pink colour, with little heats swirling around everywhere. A very romantic and girly bath indeed!

This bath bomb is super affordable and although it is small, its effects aren’t any less than a bigger bomb’s. Perhaps its ingredients are just more compact or something, I don’t know, but it definitely works just as well as bigger bath bombs! It leaves a lovely colour, loads of confetti hearts, a beautiful scent (although the scent is very subtle,) and lovely, soft, lightly moisturising bath water. Using this bath bomb was overall a really lovely experience!

Again, this was a gift and was an incredible one at that. I’d definitely highly recommend giving this to someone as a gift because it is just the cutessssst thing!

This bath bomb is vegan and from Lush!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I loved this bath bomb. It is absolutely adorable. Incredibly cute! I loved it sooooooooooooooo much and it being a gift just made it THAT much better! The scent could have done with being a lot stronger, and the bath bomb could have stood up against time a little better. I also would have preferred if the bath bomb dust DID dissolve in the water while fizzing away, rather than me having to do that myself. There were definitely some cons to this bath bomb but overall it was really sweet 🙂

Taking everything into consideration, I’m going to give this bath bomb a 5/5* rating! It was just so cute that despite all of its flaws, I enjoyed using this bath bomb so, so much! My highest rated bath bombs so far have generally been ones that I consider to be somewhat underrated – it just goes to show right?! You should always give EVERYTHING a go, because everyone is so unique and YOUR holy grail product probably won’t be the same as what somebody else’s will be!

– Storm

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Lush Sakura Bath Bomb Review.

Hey guys! I hope you enjoy this review!


Sakura Bath Bomb Review:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This bath bomb doesn’t make a show at all in your bath. If you are looking for something that will leave your bath looking colourful, or different in any significant way, this one isn’t really for you. It is very plain!

This bath bomb is not moisturising very much at all. In fact, this bath bomb didn’t really do much for my skin whatsoever.

Because the bath bomb doesn’t do much, after you’ve finished with your bath, the water will probably be a murkey greyish colour from all the suds that result bathing. This could be much more pleasant if the bath bomb had some colour to it!


Pros:

Guys… the smell of this bath bomb is flipping incredible… The smell lingers, mainly in hair. I rinsed my hair in the bath after washing it, and oh my… My hair today still smells like fresh clean laundry, floral and like mimosa. This is after having used the bath bomb a full day ago. IT SMELLS SO GOOD!!! If you want a bath bomb that is going to linger in your hair and make you smell divine for absolutely ages, this is the ONE! The smell is completely inoffensive and is the sort of smell that everyone and anyone would like, because it just smells clean and fresh really.

The smell the bath bomb produces in the bath is much more floral than how it initially smells and than how it smells when it lingers in your hair. It smells so good!

The concept is lovely – a simple, delicate, feminine, fresh and pretty bath bomb 🙂

Visually, the bath bomb looks lovely. It is white with blue and pink speckles, and has some large blue-green coloured salt on the top of it.

This is a vegan product from Lush!

I literally can’t stop smelling my hair guys…

This was a gift from my mother for my birthday, and it really is a lovely bath bomb. I’m so glad to have been able to try it.

Although you can’t feel much of an effect from the bath bomb, it is definitely somewhat moisturising because you can see the bath bomb’s ingredients floating on top of the bath water when it is done fizzing, and the water does definitely feel more silky and moisturising than usual bath water. My skin also felt slightly moisturised after I had finished my bath.

The bath water was a really pretty blue colour before I got in. I’m not sure if this was anything to do with the bath bomb, because the colour seemed to disappear once I was in the bath, so I think it was more of a trick of the eye. Either way, it was pretty!


Overall conclusion:

Overall, I loved this bath bomb. Sure, it wasn’t that exciting, and it really didn’t do all that much for my skin. The smell is to die for though, and the bath bomb itself was really pretty. The entire concept of this bath bomb is really nice.

I rate this bath bomb a 4/5*, although it is really close to a 5* rating! This bath bomb is absolutely ideal to use when you just want to smell incredibly fresh all day.

– Storm