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Lush Twilight Shower Gel Review

Okay guys, I’m super excited to finally be writing this review! This is such a hyped-up product, and in my opinion that is for very good reason. Last year I was lucky enough to be gifted a £100 Lush gift card for Christmas, and so I bought this shower gel last year in the Boxing Day sale at the Oxford Street store. I’ve only just completely used it up (I’ve been trying to get through so many different body washes at the same time!) So it lasted me just under a year!

I hope you enjoy this review 🙂

(Picture taken from Lush UK site.) 


Twilight Shower Gel (100g) :

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

The scent of this shower gel genuinely relaxes me and makes me feel kinda sleepy – which can be a problem if you want to use it in the daytime! This definitely isn’t a pick-me-up or wake-up sort of shower gel.

The lavender scent in the shower gel is pretty strong, so if you’re not a fan of lavender I would really steer clear of this one altogether.

The scent is REALLY STRONG. I know a lot of people prefer mildly scented shower gels – this shower gel does NOT have a mild scent at all.

I don’t know that I ever particularly noticed the shower gel’s scent clinging to my skin very much after using it.


Pros:

I love this shower gel. It’s relaxing, calming, soothing… The scent is like receiving a big hug before bed. I recommend at least giving it a go because wow, I really liked this one!

The colour of Twilight shower gel is beautiful. It is a deep purple colour.

Twilight lathers up beautifully. I’d only need to apply the smallest drop of shower gel to my shower pouf, and it would often be enough to wash my entire body with (and I’m super thorough!) Sometimes I would have to add another small dot of shower gel onto my shower pouf once I had reached my waist, but there would always be lather left behind on the shower pouf when I had done cleaning myself.

Using Twilight will leave your bathroom smelling absolutely gorgeous all day and all night, and pretty much for as long as Twilight is the last cleansing product you used in the bathroom!

There is a real sweetness to the shower gel’s scent, making it not quite so in-your-face of a lavender scent as it would be otherwise. If you imagine mixing the scent of a freshly baked cake with the scent of lavender, that’s the way Twilight smells to me. Like a lavender cake.

The name of this shower gel… Ugh! It’s just so beautiful, mysterious, sleepy, calming and comforting.

When I was a kid, I was very into integrating the night sky into my bedtime. I had a teddy who wore a night hat and pyjammas, completely covered in glow-in-the-dark moons and stars. I also had dark blue bed sheets with dark yellow, bohemian style moons and stars all over them. My mother has always been a huge fan of lavender, and would get me to rub my fingers on lavender plants to smell them when I was a kid. Twilight shower gel brings back those precious, nostalgic, comforting childhood memories for me, through its name, its colour and through its beautiful scent.

Twilight shower gel works very well. It always left me feeling super clean, smooth and slightly moisturised after using it.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I am utterly baffled as to why this isn’t available year-round, as Lush would make a massive profit by doing so! I do know that some people hate Twilight, but I’m fairly certain that the vast majority of people feel the same way as me – this shower gel is incredible.

The scent is an absolute dream. It’s feminine, delicate, complex, sweet, rich, has just the right amount of headiness to it, is nostalgic, relaxing… The scent IS very strong, but that’s something I don’t mind much, and definitely isn’t enough to prevent me from wanting to use more of this shower gel in the future.

This is like, quite possibly my favourite body cleansing product that I have used from Lush to date… Okay, I also REALLY enjoyed Rose Jam – I’m not sure which of the two I enjoyed more at the moment!

Anyways, I don’t know what else to say about Twilight Shower Gel. It’s pretty obvious that I’m absolutely in love with it!

Overall, I’m going to rate this shower gel a 5/5* rating. I just think it’s such an amazing product – it’s only genuine faults are that it makes me feel sleepy when I inhale it (and sometimes I don’t want to feel sleepy) and that the scent doesn’t cling to my skin more after using it.  It’s such an incredibly product that it still gets a clear 5* rating from me! I mean, who doesn’t want to use a shower gel that makes them feel like they’re receiving a nice hug? 😀

– 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 Cupcake Fresh Face Mask Review

Hello again! Here’s another Lush review for another product that my partner bought for me, how lovely is he? 😀 I hope you enjoy!


Cupcake Fresh Face Mask:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

My face didn’t feel THAT different after using this mask. I mean, it did feel different, just not as different as I would expect from a mask really. If you get this mask then use it more as a fun product for a pamper evening or something, rather than a miracle product that will do wonders for your skin!

Spreading a chocolate spread scented, coloured and textured product onto my face felt a little bit… wrong. It felt like I was putting a product on my face that just wasn’t going to do it any good. With all the cocoa butter and vanilla in there, how different from chocolate spread even is this product haha! Okay, I’m only being half serious 😉 But seriously, I know SO MANY of Lush products have cocoa butter in them and usually I’m kinda alright with it, but this time…? I don’t know, the product just didn’t feel like something that was good for my skin!

After a while of using the product, it will become slightly thicker. When Cupcake gets like this, pieces of the mask will begin to crumble off of your face while waiting to wash it off. This was pretty annoying!

This face mask becomes INCREDIBLY difficult to spread around the face after a while – but I did find a solution to this. When my face mask got like this, I begun wetting my face before applying the mask. That way it would spread and apply MUCH easier, and the effects were just about the same to be honest!

This mask is going to last you absolutely yonks. For some people, that’s a great thing! For others, not so much. It could become quite tedious using the same mask for weeks on end. I personally used this mask probably once every other week or so on average… Some of those times with my partner using it too… And this mask has legit lasted me since the 15th August 2016, and honestly, I only just used the last bit of it yesterday, the 4th February 2017. I know that A LOT of you are going to think that it is absolutely disgusting and terrible for my skin etc etc that I used this product for so long, but I’m sure some of you will see it like I do. I only stop using a product once it changes noticeably. The only change I saw with this mask was that it became thicker – but that is something that gradually happens with masks after each use. I just kept it in the fridge and it was fine! Either way, it lasting this long was pretty damn tedious. I’m guessing I’ve personally used this mask around 10 times, and that my partner has used it around 3 times, so 10-15 uses in total! That’s nuts for such a small pot of product!

This face mask doesn’t have much grittiness to it and isn’t exfoliating whatsoever. The only hard bits this mask has in it are really chunky and hard pieces of… something… but they are so few and far between that all they do is dig into your skin a bit!


Pros:

The scent and whole concept of this face mask is soooooooooooooooo good. Like I said before, I’m not 100% sure I really WANT to be applying chocolate spread to my face but damn, it does smell, look, and feel just like a mix between cake batter and delicious chocolate spread… It is the PERFECT product for chocoholics. If you’re a bit of a chocoholic yourself, you’ll looooooooooooooove this face mask!

There’s both spearmint and peppermint oil in this mask, which gives a really nice cooling feeling while the mask is on your face and for a short while after. It is really lovely, and definitely makes the mask overall feel a lot less heavy. The mask doesn’t really smell minty to me at all, so it just leaves that nice cooling effect. Definitely makes your face feel super fresh after use!

My skin did feel nicer after using this. Even if only slightly, it is still an improvement on my skin before using the mask. Your skin will feel smoother, SLIGHTLY more moisturised, cleaner, clearer, brighter, fresher, more colourful… The effects are quite nice, just don’t expect to feel like you have entirely different skin on your face after using it! If you don’t mind the effects of your mask being very subtle then give this one a go 🙂

This mask is really easy to wash off compared to others!

This was a gift and I was very happy to receive it! I think this mask would make an incredible gift for chocolate lovers!

I know I listed this as a con, but this product lasting for ages might be a pro for some people. You definitely get your moneys worth, that’s for sure! I guess if this turns out to be your holy grail product or something, then this product lasting so long is a brilliant feature for you!

This is a Lush product, which is an amazing company – plus it is vegan! I’d try any vegan product from Lush at least once, so if you are having difficulties deciding whether to try this mask or not, I’d say you should give it a go!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this mask was okay. It is more of a luxury product, in the sense that it doesn’t really do much for the skin, but the chocolatey concept is really, really good. I’m personally not the MOST massive chocolate fan, so the main benefits I got from this product were its effects, which weren’t incredible.

Overall, I’m going to rate this face mask a 4/5* because it is a really nice mask, but it definitely isn’t brilliant. I actually had extremely high expectations for this mask because according to its description, it should have been absolutely perfect for my skin. It was really nice all the same!

– Storm

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Lush Celestial Moisturiser Review

Celestial Moisturiser:

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

This moisturiser runs out real fast. I found I needed to use quite a bit to spread it around properly because it is quite thick!

This moisturiser ran out pretty quickly.

This moisturiser looks very plain – it’s just white! This isn’t much of a con but for a Lush product I know many people would definitely be expecting a more exciting looking product!

I didn’t honestly notice any incredibly effects from this moisturiser.

This moisturiser feels a little heavy on the skin.

I have noticed quite a few spots and blocked pores on my face recently… I don’t know if this moisturiser contributed to this fact or not, but I had been using this moisturiser at around the same time as noticing this!

Celestial doesn’t have too much of a scent to it – the scent is extremely weak, making the product feel even more plain.


Pros:

The scent is weak, but I actually personally like it. It has a faint sweet, light and creamy smell to it. I think it’s nice!

Sometimes you don’t want to use some exciting, super fancy moisturiser. Sometimes you just want to use something that is, well, basic. This is that moisturiser. It is simple with only 12 ingredients (which is not many compared to most moisturisers!,) it is a plain colour, has a fairly plain scent and well, to me it is just a pretty standard moisturiser! Sometimes less is more, right?

This moisturiser definitely works. Again, it isn’t a miracle worker, but it does work very well as a moisturiser itself.

If you use a serum underneath this moisturiser, you can get away with using a very small amount of this moisturiser by rubbing it between your finger tips, dabbing it around your face fairly evenly, and then smoothing into the skin. Like, you can get away with using a REALLY small amount so long as you are using a serum underneath it!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this was a really nice moisturiser, but it definitely wasn’t absolutely amazing. It was lovely and light (not in texture but in its simplicity.) This would be a perfect moisturiser for minimalists!

I’m going to rate this moisturiser an all round 3/5* to be honest. I wish I could have given it a higher rating, honestly I was quite disappointed by it! It is lovely but it just doesn’t do anything special for my skin, and I really have been noticing more acne recently which scares me off a bit!

– Storm

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Lush The Experimenter Bath Bomb Review

I was lucky enough to have obtained this bath bomb as part of a gift set that I was given by my partner for my birthday! That was back in October, and I have only just found the chance to use it. Here is my review for The Experimenter!


The Experimenter Bath Bomb:

Rating:

Cons: 3/5*

The bath water ends up a sort of murky grey colour. If you was after bright bath water, steer away from The Experimenter!

This has a sort of slightly sweet, spicy, smoky and earthy scent, and definitely is more of the last 3. If you don’t like quite incensey or musky scents of any kind, steer away! The scent actually reminded me a lot of the scent of the Pumpkin bath bomb from the halloween range last year.

For me, The Experimenter performed quite peculiarly in my bath. It sank to the bottom straight away, and once it had finished fizzing and I got into the bath, there was a little pile of bath bomb dust at the bottom of the bath where it had sank. It also didn’t really make much of a display on the surface of the bath. If you are expecting a magnificent show from this bath bomb, you could very well be disappointed!

I don’t know if this has anything to do with the ingredients of this bath bomb or not, but I found it very difficult to get the bath water to be the right temperature. I had to keep adding more hot water, then more cold water etc. The reason I think it might have something to do with the ingredients of the bath bomb is because firstly, I don’t usually have this problem and secondly, I know when I’ve used Intergalactic in the past I had to add more hot water because of the cooling effects of the peppermint oil, so something similar could be happening with this bath bomb. It was quite annoying!

After draining the bath water, there will be loads of bath bomb powder, glitter, colourants and other residue left behind in the bath tub. This isn’t a huge problem but it is nice when the bath drains pretty much spotless after taking a bath!


Pros:

This bath bomb provides a very sparkly bath! It looks really lovely 🙂

Before putting the bath bomb in the bath and straight after doing so, wow. Just wow! This is such a colourful bath bomb and when it first hits the water, it makes such a beautiful circular rainbow, like a colour wheel!

I quite liked the sweet, spicy scent of this bath bomb – definitely my kinda thing!

This bath bomb is huge, so the bath water ends up feeling very rich in moisturising oils and lovely ingredients.

The scent will linger in hair for around a day, which is lovely!

This was part of a gift for my birthday and it was very lovely to receive! This bath bomb definitely makes for a brilliant and exciting gift 🙂

The name is pretty epic. It made me feel like a mad scientist or something when I used the bath bomb.


Overall Conclusion:

I liked this bath bomb a lot. It wasn’t one of my favourites, but it definitely was far from my least favourites too.

I’m going to rate this bath bomb a 3/5* rating. I know that seems sort of low, but the end colour of the bath water reminded me a bit of the colour of dirty laundry water or something… I don’t know. Either way, it was enough for me to just rate this product 3/5*.

– Storm

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Lush Pumpkin Bath Bomb Review.

Heya!

I have been extremely fortunate and on Halloween my partner came home with a Halloween gift set from Lush for me! How lucky am I!?!

Today I will be reviewing the Pumpkin bath bomb – the most Halloweeny product that Lush do in my opinion, hence why I used it on Halloween night 😉

I hope you enjoy!


Pumpkin Bath Bomb

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Rating: 5/5

Cons:

This bath bomb is very Halloween themed, so it may feel odd to use it on a different occasion! It’s design is that of a Jack-O-Lantern.

The smell, to me, is ideal for Autumn. This means that using it during other times of the year could feel a little out of place.

The scent is very strong and smoky. If you don’t like very smoky smells, this one isn’t for you!

This is also a very sweet and citrus smelling bath bomb so again, if you do not like sweet or citrus scents, steer away from this guy!

There are only two pigments in this bath bomb, so there aren’t a great multitude of colours produced by Pumpkin.

The strong scent can get a little bit sickly.

This is a Halloween exclusive product, meaning it is not sold year round. That means if you really like this bath bomb, you might find it difficult to purchase later on in the year! Not only that, but there isn’t even a guarantee that he will return next year.


Pros:

This guy is PERFECT for Halloween! The scent, the colour, the design… Ughhh! So perfect for getting you in a spooky Halloween mood 😉

The colours let off by this bath bomb… Wow! This bath bomb lets of extremely bright yellow and orange colours into the bath water the INSTANT that it makes contact. Absolutely brilliant!

At one point during the process of the bath bomb fizzing away, I swear my bath water looked like a tub filled with Orange Tango or Orange Juice… SO vibrant!

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This bath bomb also creates bath art. The design involved white foam and bright orange swirls, somewhat resembling a Creme egg…

I really like the smell. It smells… very very sherbetty and sweet, but also quite spicy and smoky. It smells VERY smoky in fact – it sort of reminded me of the smell of a bonfire or something. I really enjoyed it, definitely a unique and special scent that would be difficult to find or replicate.

The scent stayed in my hair for a while – around 24 hours! Really pleasant!

The design of this bath bomb is really, really cute…

This is a fast fizzer, so no long waits for it to finish doing its thing. I definitely prefer fast fizzers so far!

This bath bomb ultimately leaves the water a sort of clear orange colour – sort of like the fizzy drink Irn Bru… I have no clue why food and drink items come to mind whenever I use a bath bomb, I don’t even drink them very often at all. Regardless, this colour of water again is quite unique and I really enjoyed bathing in it!

This was part of a Halloween gift to me, so I can say from personal experience that he makes a brilliant gift for Halloween.

This bath bomb actually reminded me A LOT of the ever so popular Dragon’s Egg bath bomb. The scent was similar in a lot of ways, the design on the water was very, very similar – only Pumpkin’s design covered more surface of the bath water. Pumpkin’s scent is like a smoky version of Dragon Egg’s. Pumpkin was a much faster fizzer though but I personally much prefer that. The water felt pleasant but wasn’t very moisturising – so not much different from Dragon’s egg. I personally think Pumpkin is Dragon’s Egg’s better half!

A fast fizzer!

A vegan Lush product!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, Pumpkin was an absolute pleasure to use. I wish I could buy one of these for every day of Autumn next year! The scent is just gorgeous, the colour too… The whole experience with this bath bomb was a very pleasant surprise! I had really wanted to try this bath bomb simply because of the very Halloweeny design of it, but the bath bomb turned out actually be amazing!

Overall, I rate this bath bomb a 5/5* rating! The scent can get slightly sickly but it was just absolutely perfect for Halloween, and is definitely a product I’d recommend stocking up on for Autumn next year!

– Storm

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Lush Butterbear Bath Bomb Review

Hey guys!

Today is an extremely exciting review – I have lost my Lush bath bomb virginity (thanks to my amazing partner!) to the adorable Butterbear! I hope you enjoy this review 🙂 Sorry that the photos aren’t the best quality!


Butterbear Bath Bomb:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

SOME people might find that this bath bomb leaves their skin with a sort of greasy film on it, and they might not like that. If you don’t like feeling moisturised then well, Butterbear is definitely not the one for you!

The smell of Butterbear is very slightly artificial in scent – it has a sort of strong, perfumey tang to it. If you don’t like quite strong scents, this is not the one for you either!

Butterbear doesn’t really alter the colour of the bath water or create much of a show. If you want something super colourful and crazy, Butterbear will disappoint.


Pros:

Okay, so writing ANY cons for Butterbear was actually very difficult for me to do – I loved my little Butterbear! The first reason I think everyone should go out and buy themselves a Butterbear of their own is because he is just absolutely adorable! Like, the cutest Lush product I have ever used (by far!) Just the way this bath bomb looks is sure to put a smile on your face. So cute!

The smell is a very strong cocoa butter and vanilla scent. It smells slightly sickly but it is just so lovely. It also has this slighly perfumed aroma to it. I think he smells absolutely divine to be honest. Good enough to eat! Definitely one for those with a sweet tooth 😉

I received this as a gift, and it was the sweetest present! Even just grabbing one of these to cheer a friend up is a brilliant idea. These make fantastic gifts – trust me!

Butterbear is so moisturising – I felt incredibly soft after my long bath.

Butterbear softened the dead skin on my body, making it really easy to scrub off. I shower regularly and was surprised to see how much cleaner I was able to get just sponging my body over after soaking in a bath with Butterbear. If you really like to feel really clean, Butterbear is a must!

The bath was so nourishing that as well as my body, my hair and face also felt really moisturised after leaving the bath!

Once Butterbear has completely fizzed away, large droplets of melted butters were left behind on the surface of the bath water. It is nice to be able to see visually just how moisturising and luxurious your bath is!

Butterbear is vegan, all natural, handmade, is from the fantastic company Lush and is cruelty free.

I found Butterbear just so exciting to use, I really recommend giving him a go!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I LOVE BUTTERBEAR SO MUCH!!! I just want one in my Lush supplies at all times – he is so bloody cute!!! I love him!!!

So, I rate Butterbear a 5/5* rating, of course. Butterbear is simple and isn’t a miracle product from Lush, but for what a bath bomb is meant to do, Butterbear is brilliant. It’s the only bath bomb I’ve tried from Lush and is a real classic, I think this one will remain in my favouites for a long time!

GRAB YOURSELF AND YOUR FRIENDS A BUTTERBEAR – YOU WON’T REGRET IT! 😀

– Storm x