Friday, 25 July 2014

Lush - Brightside Bubble Bar Review

Considering the recent weather we've been having, I don't know about you but having a nice warm bubble bath is the last thing on my mind!

 Brightside Bubble Bar - Lush - £4.50 - BUY

However, in a bid to still enjoy my evening ritual I decided to find something in my box of lush goodies that would reflect this lovely summery feeling and alas, out came Brightside!

Bubble bars are one of the most convinient ways to add something special to your bath, plus unlike most bottles that seem to last forever, these can be used as much or as little as you want as you get to choose how much you want to crumble under the tap.

Brightside is fruity, light and so so refreshing. Its packed full of Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils.

 The scent is so strong even when its working its magic in the bath - I used half the bar to create this bath. I wouldnt use the full thing purely because its nice to actually get your moneys worth.

The sister product of this, The Comforter, is complete opposite and perfect for winter but I will be doing a review on that one soon!

The final colour of this is quite a murky shade of orange, which is something ive found quite regularly in Lush bath products, the final colour is never super inviting  but I think using the full product would be a much nicer colour!!

Overall, this is the perfect summer bathtime product, its fresh and gives any bath that added freshness you need this time of year!! 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Sainsburys Summer Home Haul

 Since moving into my own house with the better half, I seem to go crazy for all things home-wise. I had my eyes on the summer range in Sainsburys for a few weeks but knowing I couldnt justify it I held off and last week I saw they had all gone into the sale! so these are a few bits I got my hands on...

Serving Tray -  Was £2 Now 50p
I've been after a 'middle of the table' tray for ages for when we have our friends over and I couldnt resist this, the pattern is so cute too!

Small Tumblers - Was £2 Now 50p Each
These are the nicest colours, the orange one is a more coral shade which has to be one of my favourite shades at the moment, plus we seem to do through cups like crazy!

Dip Bowls - Was£1.50 Now 38p
Being a huge humous / Gucamole / Dip fan I couldnt say no to these for less than 40p! Plus again, I love this coral shade!
Ice Cream Bowls - Was £5 Now £1.25
How adorable are these - This were actually a decision because me and Jamie are terrible for eating out of the ice cream tub so hoping we'll cut down on portion size, we went for these and after using them, ice cream is so much funner with them! 

These are all still available as far as I know along with so so many more things (i did well to hold back) so I'm sure you can check out the range in your local store!!

Stevie Does Slimming World #1

Wow, I never thought I'd be posting this, and to be honest, I'm completely terrified about pressing publish on this post.

I've been away from the blog for a while which I think I said before because i've been trying to concentrate on me for a while. For as long as I can remember I've always felt the bigger one around friends. Granted I'm only 5foot1 so this doesnt help but I cant remember a time when I ever felt thin even when I fitted into size 10 clothing, I was always feeling bigger.

Then 2 years ago I got into a relationship, after loosing almost a stone for my holiday to Kavos, and as with most relationships, I got comfortable and the weight crept on and now 2 years and 2 stones later, I've decided to make an active effort to rid this once and for all!!

One of the main things why I'm so terrified about showing this off to the world is the opinion of others, mostly because I'm choosing a weight loss plan to take. Now I know eating less and being active is key but I need that push, that pressure of being weighted to make me succeed this time round because I'm a quitter and I refuse to give up this time!

Technically this is my second week on Slimming world (its taken me a while to decide to write this or not) and so far I've lost 1.5pounds. Not much but I've not really changed my eating habits too much sadly!

Each week I'm going to post a bit of an update, nothing important as such but just an update on my progress and posts about weight loss things. Im not going to post receipes or anything like that as
this is still my fashion/beauty blog but there you go..

Its out there now, I'm going to lose some weight and hopefully get to my current target of 9andhalf stone!

Until next week......