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Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb Bath Bomb Review

Okay, so it might be confusing that I have “Bath Bomb Bath Bomb” in the title for this review, but that’s because the bath bomb’s full name is actually “Blackberry Bath Bomb”, and the product itself IS a Bath Bomb. In my reviews I always write out the product’s full name as well as the type of product that it is, so… Just bear with the weird title of this one!

My partner bought me the lovely Happy Bathday gift set from Lush for my birthday back in October. I only just used this bath bomb from that gift set, here is my review for it!


Blackberry Bath Bomb Bath Bomb:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This bath bomb is pretty much a case of what you see is what you get. It is purple, and turns the bath water a shade of purple. It smells exactly how it smells once in the bath. There isn’t that much more to this bath bomb so if you expecting something really interesting to happen with this one then well, don’t. What you see is what you get!

The bath water wasn’t all thaaaaaaaaaaat moisturising. It was moisturising, but just not THAT much so.

The bath water left behind from this bath bomb isn’t very… opaque at all. There isn’t much bath art left on the water after the bomb has finished fizzing and the water is left almost transparent. Imagine using a purple filter on normal bath water, that’s what it is like. Literally just purple bath water!

Once my bath bomb had basically finished fizzing, there was this one glob of magenta dye still sort of… dispersing throughout the water. I’m a perfectionist so I absolutely MUST wait until the bath bomb has stopped moving entirely and has completely finished doing its thing, so this one little glob of dye taking like… 5 extra minutes to finish dispersing through the water… was a bit irritating!


Pros:

The smell is absolutely gorgeous. It has a rich, fruity, refreshing blackberry scent, but it also has a slight spiciness to it. It is just absolutely gorgeous. I love it SO much!!! It is also a sweet scent and wow, I just love it.

The colour of the bath bomb and the colour that it leaves the bathwater is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colour purple, so this one is right down my alley as they say. SO PRETTY!!!

The scent from this bath bomb lingered in my hair for a little while which was really, really nice!

The bath water was somewhat moisturising. Not massively so, but it was still nice!

This made a lovely gift and I am so happy I received this from my partner for my Birthday 🙂 This would make a lovely gift for pretty much anyone I should think!

This is obviously a Lush product, it is vegan, cruelty free, handmade etc etc… A fantastic product that is definitely worth a try at LEAST once!

I actually really liked the bath water being sort of see-through. I get kinda creeped out when the water is quite opaque, because it allows my imagination to go nuts and think that there might be a shark in the water… or that the water could be far deeper than I think it is etc… This probably sounds really weird to most of you, but I am really, really scared of sharks and of deep water! If you are too then a bath bomb like this is really nice!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this is such a nice bath bomb, and I just can’t get over its scent!!! I absolutely adore the colour it turns my bath water too… I think I love just about everything about this bath bomb. It COULD be improved, but not much honestly. I’d personally prefer it if this bomb had a liiiiiittle more oomph to it, but it is really lovely!

I’m going to have to rate this bath bomb a solid 5/5*!!! It could be improved, but almost no product can’t be, right? The colour and THE SCENT!!! I just LOVE THIS ONE SO MUCH!

Until next time!

– Storm

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Birthday Goals!

THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG POST. 

Just had to get that out the way. If you don’t like reading, well… you shouldn’t be on a blogging site in the first place to be honest! If you aren’t in the mood for reading then that’s cool, but this post isn’t for you at this moment of time 😉

My posts are already always really long because well, I write them mostly for myself, and I enjoy typing I guess! This one is going to be EXTRA long though – you’ve been warned!!!

Okay, so on my 22nd Birthday I began setting myself goals of anything and everything (pretty much) that I wanted to achieve during the following year. I was pretty upset about getting older, so giving myself some goals, and seeing what things I wanted to save for later in my life at the same time, made me feel younger, motivated and excited for the following year as well as… I don’t know… comfortable with my age I suppose. I am not at terms with my aging process.

Getting older means I get to achieve new things and experience exciting things in my life for a year longer. Getting older means my life gets to move forward and grow, so really, getting older makes me happy now if anything! I definitely have a new appreciation for my aging process – not that I’d wish to be any older, but I wouldn’t wish to be any younger either. I’m happy just the way things are going 🙂

Anyways, so I was pretty rough on myself and set myself I think 29 goals! Bloody hell Storm, was you trying to kill yourself?!

These goals have been, for the most part, what I’ve been at least TRYING to base my actions on for the past year 🙂

I will write what they were here, and we can see how I did at them 😉


  1. Get your first tattoo.
  2. Get yourself 2 additional piercings to your septum piercing.
  3. Cut off all of that nasty dyed hair.
  4. Start experimenting with temporary hair dyes.
  5. Start curling your hair regularly.
  6. Have one of each type of Lush product.
  7. Get a goddamn job!
  8. Make a budget/money plan.
  9. Start saving up money.
  10. Lose enough weight so that I’m at the healthiest, safest weight for my height.
  11. Start exercising a healthy amount regularly.
  12. Be more strict and mindful of what I’m eating.
  13. Find a new dentist.
  14. Begin tidying up regularly.
  15. Use Lush regularly and for everything that I can.
  16. Drink a healthy amount of water regularly.
  17. Stay with Richard another year!
  18. Make some new friends.
  19. Buy a plant and actually take care of it and keep it alive.
  20. Give (and hopefully receive) pre-engagement ring.
  21. Learn all Mathematics and Physics A level material!
  22. Take all my exams.
  23. Complete application to Uni.
  24. Teach myself academic subjects that I’m not being taught, in my free time.
  25. Register and begin studying on the 1st year of my degree.
  26. Travel to 2 new places with my partner.
  27. Move out into appropriate housing for Uni.
  28. Begin learning an instrument.
  29. Start spending time on some hobbies!

Okay guys, I know that it’s a lot – TRUST me. I’m the one that tried to achieve all them things!!!

I will try and get through how each of these goals went briefly, but this could take a while..! Any in red are ones I did not achieve by my 23rd birthday and green ones are ones I did 🙂


  1. I never got my first tattoo. I would have done if I had the funds to do so, but I didn’t. I also want my first tattoo to be to do with my partner, so it needs a lot of thought to put into it! I think I’m going to get this tattoo VERY soon though, as a birthday gift to myself using my savings 🙂
  2. Okay, so the piercings goal. I had pierced my septum myself earlier that year, and was so chuffed with it that I just really wanted to get some more holes in my body. I planned later in the year to get myself a forward helix piercing and a navel piercing. I bought all the piercing equipment for them and gave it a shot. I successfully made a hole in my ear, but the positioning was off, so I had to take it out. It was pretty though! I also attempted to pierce my navel on 2 separate occasions – both times I fainted! It wasn’t super painful, I’m not even sure why I fainted. After the same thing happened with the second attempt I knew it wasn’t a fluke, and know that this is one I can only get if I go to a professional. I still want these piercings and hopefully will get them sometime soon – first I want to re-pierce my septum straight though 😉
  3. Cut off all that nasty dyed hair? I’m amazed at this one, but I actually did it. It’s all gone! I have virgin hair for the first time in over 10 years! Hurrah! I’m so proud of myself and it feels even healthier than I could have imagined. I’ve been out of conditioner since… god knows how long… It has been around 6 months I think, and my hair is still always really soft and lovely!
  4. Okay, I bought some super temporary hair dye. It’s actually chalk spray for your hair. I’ve haven’t used it yet, but I’ll try to remember to for an event or something. It’s a light purple colour and I think it will look really nice sprayed on space buns 🙂
  5. I curled my hair once using hair rollers, and that’s about it. Using bendy hair rollers is the only way I seem able to achieve the type of curl that I like, but it is a very time consuming process and time is one thing I often don’t have. I think once it becomes routine, it will come much easier to me 🙂
  6. Haha, a Lush goal… gosh. That’s when you know someone has gone Lush-mad, when even their goals are based on Lush! I do not own one of each type of Lush product unfortunately – I mostly haven’t delved into the hair care products. Again, I’ve been pretty strapped for cash, but it is still a wish of mine to review every vegan Lush product… One day Storm, one day… !
  7. A job? I STILL HAVE NEVER HAD A CONVENTIONAL JOB IN MY LIFE! That is to say that I have worked freelance jobs, but never had a sort of normal paying job. I try, I guess not hard enough. Being a student is a busy life, trust me. I still obviously intend to get myself a job ASAP though!
  8. A budget/ money plan is one thing I do have in place. It has only been in place since I began receiving my student loan, but it is entirely necessary. If I don’t follow a strict budget plan there is no way I could afford to live! My partner made it for me on a spreadsheet using lots of little formulas, so whenever my income changes, so does the ratio of rent I pay, the amount I’m putting toward savings, my spending money etc. It’s really handy but very difficult to follow! I need a job guys!
  9. Yep, along with the budget plan comes saving up money, something which I am currently attempting to do! I’m not sure I’m doing GREAT at it because my income is crap, but I definitely am saving!

  10. Losing weight. Okay, this is one I have attempted MANY times throughout the past year. It was one of the most important goals to me and no matter how hard I tried, I still failed. At the present, I don’t own any scales, and I find it difficult to lose weight when I don’t know what my weight is. It is something I’m going to continue working on for sure though 🙂

  11. Exercising is another one I’ve not succeeded at, but is still something I’d really like to sort out.

  12. Be more strict and mindful of what I’m eating? Hmm, well… I have definitely tried. I am not doing perfectly – I still drink fizzy drinks on occasion and crisps, and my partner really enjoys packaged food so I still have quite a bit of that. I do think I am doing a lot better than I was though, and I definitely have been trying to make an effort. I’m going to say I failed this one too, because I wanted to have banned unhealthy foods really, but I definitely still eat it on a weekly basis.

  13. Find a new dentist – okay so I moved recently and have found what seems to be the best dentist in the area. I’m going to sign up ASAP 🙂 I’m going to say I failed this one too because although I found the dentist, I haven’t registered yet… I know, I’m pretty tough on myself, I’m a perfectionist!

  14. Tidying up regularly? Nope!

  15. Use Lush regularly for everything I can? There are still a lot of different sorts of products I haven’t even tried yet, like hair and hand masks for example, so I didn’t really succeed at this. I do, however, use the Lush products that I do own for everything I can. For example, I own a Lush cleanser and it is the only cleanser I use. I only use Lush shower gels and shampoo etc. So… I’m going to say this is a success? I don’t have any good routines to using my products, but they are the only ones I use so…!

  16. I had been drinking a brilliant amount of water up until recently. I think as it gets colder my body begins to reject plain cold water. It just makes me so cold! I’ll give it another go though…

  17. Stay with my partner? That I have pretty much done. I am still with him today, so that’s all good 🙂

  18. Make some new friends. Okay well um… I don’t know whether I have or have not honestly. I have met people on my course who I get on with, and they are definitely people that I like, but how close are we really? Would they all come to a party I arrange if I invited them? I live sort of far from the uni, so I don’t think any of them would bother to be honest! I probably wouldn’t either to be fair, so… I don’t know… I definitely have new people I like in my life but I’m not sure that they are really at the true friends level yet. So I’m going to say this is a fail! Let’s hope that changes soon though 🙂

  19. Take care of a plant. Okay, so a bought a gorgeous Kalanchoe geranium plant last November, and I love it to bits. It is still alive although I probably do not tend to it as much as I should. I’m going to say this  was a success, which is fantastic! I’ve always been rubbish at being responsible for another life – plants always die on me and I have never felt like I was as good of a pet owner as I wanted to be, so taking care of a plant is a great first step 🙂

  20. Pre-engagement rings.For those of you who have not heard of them before, they are rings that you give to your partner that resemble the intent and promise to engage them at some point in the future. Some people think these are for kids or that they are pointless, but it depends on your perspective. From the perspective of wanting to be very serious and mature about the relationship, pre-engagement rings feel like a good stepping stone to getting engaged. It is never good to rush into a relationship, and is much wiser to take time to allow it to progress steadily and sturdily. Me and my partner are young and still learning, we want to make sure we are good enough versions of ourselves for our eachother before making massive promises. We are taking it slow and enjoying every stage of the relationship – there’s no rush and taking it slow leaves so much more to be excited for in the future! I gave my partner one for our anniversary earlier this year, and he gave me one on my birthday! A success, yay!

  21. Okay so I failed at this one for sure. I didn’t finish the material for either Physics or Mathematics A level – hence why I am now on an extended degree!

  22. Nope, didn’t take all my exams. I couldn’t book my Physics ones because the practicals were too expensive, and I only took 2/6 of the Mathematics exams because they were just causing me far too much stress because of having not learnt the material enough! I did study a lot – I was self teaching myself 2 full AS levels and A levels in Mathematics and Phsyics in approximately 7 months. Not an easy task!

  23. I completely my application to Uni. Yay!

  24. Self teach myself academics in my free time. I haven’t been doing this unfortunately!

  25. I have indeed registered at my university and have begun my degree course. Hurrah!

  26. Me and my partner, since Rome, traveled to Paris in France, Glasgow in Scotland and Kas in Turkey. So definitely a success and such an exciting one – I must blog about these travels!

  27. We also both moved into our new home together, and have been living here for exactly one full month since. It is incredible to have a home together and to have the freedom to be in charge of decorating, what food is in the cupboard etc. It’s absolutely amazing and achieving this seemed so unlikely at the time, but it has really happened and I am so grateful for it. I am so much happier because of this move, and although it is far distance-wise from my university, travelling there takes approximately 47 minutes. Those minutes include a 17 minute walk to the train station, an 18 minute train ride and a 12 minute walk from the station to the college. The train is very fast so most of the journey is actually just walking to and from the station, which is fine!

  28. I failed at beginning to learn an instrument – too little money to buy one!

  29. I haven’t really begun spending time on hobbies, which sucks. I do things I enjoy, like writing in this blog of mine. I haven’t consciously set time aside for creative hobbies though, like reading or painting or joining a dance class. Soon though!


    I make that a total of 11/29 goals achieved during the past year. Maybe that isn’t great, but it is something! It’s amazing looking back and seeing how much progress you have made. I much prefer birthday goals than new years resolutions. To me, new years resolutions don’t even make sense. Goals shouldn’t be based on some random date. Goals are personal and in my opinion, should be based on the individual’s personal growth – making birthdays the perfect date!

    I’ve enjoyed having goals. It has been stressful as hell, I definitely set myself too many. I’m going to do the same this year and set myself some goals. I didn’t set any on my actual birthday, so I’m at a few days disadvantage this year 😉 I’m definitely going to go easier on myself, and male sure I hack out some of those goals I didn’t achieve this year!


    I’d recommend setting goals for oneself fully. It has overall been an extremely positive experience, and I don’t think I could have another birthday without setting some new goals for myself now!

    Now I’m off to set myself some new goals to achieve over the following year.

    Seeya! – Storm x

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Lush Sunrise Review

Hello! Today is my review of Lush’s soap product called “Sunrise”. It was a mother’s day exclusive product earlier this year. Let’s begin!


Sunrise

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

If you want to get this soap, I must warn you that it becomes very… slippery… toward the end of it’s days. The last chunk of my soap (I suppose an inner piece compromising of a lot of murumuru butter…) literally slipped out of my partners hand and down the drain while he was using it. If you think slippery soaps sound like a pain, this one isn’t for you!

The scent sort of fades with time. I have had this soap since Mother’s day (approximately 7 months ago now!) and only just finished using it up, but its fragrance has certainly been extremely mild for the past couple of weeks – in fact, I could hardly smell any sort of fragrance at all coming from this soap over the past couple of weeks.

This soap can become really difficult to lather up toward the end. When it gets to the point where it is quite small, it is mostly murumuru butter, and that by itself really isn’t a strong latherer.

Even when this soap was larger, I distinctively remember it slipping out of my hands and landing on the floor or into the sink several times. I don’t know what it is about the soap, it is just super slippery in general!

When using this soap toward the beginning, the lather is quite syrupy and has a very strong yellow-orange colour to it. It does wash off completely when you rinse your hands, but such a strong coloured lather does put me off a little bit. I’m not sure why – I think it is because it makes me feel like my hands are possibly less clean, or maybe it is because I am scared that some of the pigment will remain and stain my hands slightly after rinsing off the lather.

The soap changes from a vibrant fruity translucent orange colour, to a more soapy and opaque pale orange colour the more you use it. It definitely changes in appearance toward the end of it’s days in comparison to when it is initially bought. This is fine, but just be warned that it won’t stay looking like a sparkly semi-orb of wonder forever!

This soap is quite soft, so when it does drop on the floor at any point (and it will…) it will sustain some battle wounds, aka dents. I never had any of my soap actually break off, and the denting didn’t personally bother me too much, but it might bother some.


Pros:

This soap does smell really nice when you first get it – like orange flavoured lolly pops. It really is a lovely smell!

The colour is such a vibrant orange, it really is a beautiful looking soap. If you like the colour or the fruit orange, this soap is definitely one for you! 😉

This soap is made to look absolutely incredible with its gorgeous lustre running through it. The lustre really shows once you have used the soap and it is wet. It is a golden lustre and I really cannot describe how beautiful it looks in this semi-spherical shaped soap, but it really does look amazingly beautiful and magical!

The soap starts off washing your hands like a fairly standard soap from Lush – it lathers up okay and the lather is rather syruppy in texture. As you use the soap more and more, the lather gradually becomes more smooth and creamy, due to the murumuru butter in the centre. The mix of the initial cleansing lather of the soap and the creamy lather further on in the soap really makes this product a great one in my opinion.

The ingredients are all natural, the product is handmade, is vegan and from the incredible company Lush! Just that makes this product a win in my books. I know I say that in almost every review but it comes from the heart every single time. I truly believe it is worth it – to the customer, the company and all the organisations that the company helps – for people to buy and try out Lush’s beautiful products!

This soap was a Mother’s day release, and I bought one for my own Mummy. I think it made a wonderful gift as it lasts a very long time and is an all natural product – it feels nice knowing that my gift to my mother will not harm her in any way shape or form. I think this soap would make an amazing gift to almost anyone in fact – my partner even thoroughly enjoyed using, so it’s definitely one for the men too!

This is a very unique soap and I think it is one that is definitely worth at least a try.

This soap’s colour, name and well, just everything about it to be honest, really puts a smile on my face. It is a super happy soap!

The semi-spherical shape of this soap makes it fit really nicely in the palm of your hands, and makes it look different from all of Lush’s other soaps.

I really enjoy the concept of this soap. I love that it is called sunrise, looks like a sunrise and smells how you’d imagine a sunrise would smell on a warm summer’s day in some southern European country like Spain. It is a soap with a very warming feel to it (not literally, just emotionally.) Definitely worth a try!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this is a really nice soap. It reminds me of my youth actually – my favourite colour for approximately the first 13 years of my life was orange. This soap being such a happy one also reminds me of being a child, most children seem quite happy right?

I enjoy the smell of this one – not too sweet, just a subtly sweet orange scent. It looks absolutely incredible, the most beautiful Lush soap I have reviewed yet, due to that gorgeous orangey golden lustre in there!

I’m not so keen on the soap at all as it gets nearer to the end of it’s days, but I really enjoyed it for around 2/3 of the time I used it.

Overall, I rate this gorgeous soap a 5/5* rating. It has it’s faults, but the concept and beauty of this soap, as well as all it’s other pros, have really won me over this time!

Join me for another Lush review in just a moment, where I will be reviewing the infamous Angels on Bare Skin!

– Storm

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I am so done with waiting! :D

Hello again readers! 😀

I am so done with waiting. I just keep…waiting…

I have been waiting. For so long. It is easy to quickly find someone to blame this on. Rightly so.

Some people have emotions that run deep – like really bloody deep. I’m one of those people that just feels everything, every emotion, extremely intensely. I used to put up a sort of mental barrier, to protect myself from that intensity. So that I could just… Get on with my life, no strings attached.

Then one day, I had what I thought would be the ultimate realisation of my life. “I have to embrace these feelings”, I thought to myself. “It will be painful, it will be beautiful, and I must do it.” So, I submitted myself to the chaotic whirlwind of emotions that this life causes me to feel.

I never knew that it would lead me here. Now what do I have? I have been left swept to the side over and over and over and over again. I just… Can’t let myself go through this anymore. I care about myself enough now to step up to the plate and do what I need to do to take care of myself.

I. Will. Not. Wait. For. You. Anymore…

I. Will. Not. Wait. For. ANY. OF. YOU. ANYMORE.

I just can’t keep putting my life on hold. Not for this.

So, here’s a big middle finger for the shit I’ve been put through.

And here’s a big smile for the bloody fantastic future I’m now handing to myself! 😀