My Budget and I

By no means do I live a life of poverty, but neither do I live in luxury. I work just short of ‘full time’, write for free, and pay my own rent and bills etc. The standard. Yet I have a careless attitude when it comes to spending, treating myself a little too often, to the point that come the last week of the month I’m just about getting by.
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#2017GOALS

When it comes to the new year, I’m personally still in a zone of vegging out for at least the first two weeks. Perhaps it’s because my birthday is on January 9th and I just can’t settle on a new healthy lifestyle routine before the day that I’m supposed to stuff my face with cake. However, that day has passed and I’m ready, not to create a new me, but to make this year the best it can be.

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Synaesthesia || Lush Spa

It’s been a fair few months since I had my first ever spa experience, (let alone a Lush Spa) and I think I ought to finally tell you about it all.

5th April 2016

It’s a sunny day in Poole, the Dorset town in which Lush was born 21 years ago. Its quaint little high street, matched with the stunning quays make for the perfect back drop for the most relaxing day of my life. The time between my train arriving and my treatment beginning offers me the opportunity to explore Poole, and take in its peaceful energy, yet there’s that little bit in the back of mind that’s anxious about the idea of a full body massage. Is it going to be weird? Am I wearing appropriate pants?

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Lush Christmas 2016 || My Personal Faves

Halloween may be just around the corner, but head to a Lush store and you’re stepping into a wonderland of Christmas goodies, and I’m not just talking about the bath bombs. For me, Lush has really outdone themselves across the whole store. The bombs and bubble bars are all super exciting and I can’t wait to stock up on my bath time goodies, but with dreamy body lotions, tasty new lip scrubs and life saving cleansers, Lush Christmas 2016 as a whole is the best collection by far! Here are some of my faves.

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Trying out Basil & Neroli || Jo Malone London

About four months ago I bought my first ever Jo Malone perfume. That one perfume that made me feel like a grown up. Like a woman. Sounds pretty dumb when I say it like that, but at the same time it makes all the sense in the world. Step in to a Jo Malone shop or counter and you enter a world of luxury, and that’s not just down to their prices. It’s elegant, clean without being clinical, and you feel special just being there.

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Spontaneous Shopping

When working a full day in retail, there’s two ways I like to let off steam – crawl into bed and never see a shop again, or head straight to town for my own dose of retail therapy. Of course it depends on how close we are to pay day, either way, I think my favourite kind of shopping trip is usually something spontaneous. Perhaps it’s because there’s no sense of disappointment when you can’t find anything, you’re just out to pick up the things that stand out to you there and then, in the moment.
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Lust for London

It’s funny how things happen. How an opportunity to go see an amazing one of a kind gig at a beautiful venue in your country’s capital just falls into your lap. I was barely aware of Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression tour and then all of a sudden I had landed myself a ticket to his show at Royal Albert Hall. Not only was I going to see a musical legend, no matter how leathery his stomach, Josh Homme had something to do with it and would be on that stage, doing what he does best (and oh my did he do it well).

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Coffee, Books & Cake

I love a good book, I really do, I also love a good old cup of coffee. So why not combine the two? Southampton’s West Quay Waterstones has undergone a bit of a makeover in the last month or so, unveiling a new café on the lower level. So when Lex suggested I come along with her to see it all at their soft launch , I just couldn’t resist. Continue reading “Coffee, Books & Cake”

Top 10 || Lush Products

Let’s say for now that there’s no particular order to this top ten. Also this is not necessarily my definitive top ten. From time to time I will definitely have a different set of favourite Lush products but these are the items I will keep on coming back to. My babies. My ten true loves. (But oh do I love a lot of Lush.) Continue reading “Top 10 || Lush Products”