Lush Valentines Day Faves & A Little Life Catch Up

Oh hi there, it’s been a while, right?!

Soz for it all being quiet on the blog front, I decided to take (most of) January as a break from writing and general blog happenings. More of that later, but first, what better way to come back than with a little Lush faves hey? 

Have to admit, i spent a while in Lush sniffing all of their new releases for Valentines day and these three were the ones that stood out for me. 

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar

Back this year is the popular Unicorn Horn, not only is it super pretty and totally instagrammable it also smells incredible. With lavender oil to relax and neroli oil which apparently helps “increase serotonin levels in the brain which makes you feel contented”. YES LUSH. I used this last night in my bath and legit didn’t want to get out of it (until the water went lukewarm and a bit meh). 

Ladybird Bubble Bar

How cute is this! Another bubble bar which smells like heaven is the Ladybird with Geranium and peppermint oils to revive and uplift you! If you’re not sure how to use this little wonder, just crumble it under running water and watch as tonnes of bubbles appear! If you’re clever you could probably get a good 2 or 3 baths out of one bubble bar! 

Over and Over Bath Bomb

I picked this up and it nearly slipped out of my hand several times. It is half coated in cocoa butter and inside contains lime and fennel oil. I’ll admit I haven’t used it yet but its been sat in my bathroom and smells amazing! (I’ve heard through the blogging grapevine that it smells like sherbert in the water..IKR). 

Let’s get into the deep life stuff…jk its not that deep! 

I have been active over on my social media channels throughout January but decided to take a break from blogging for a bit. This was for a few reasons. Mainly I needed to step back and think about where I wanted to go with this. What do i want to get out of it? I started this blog as a hobby and to be honest as something to focus on so that my overly negative brain would be a bit more positive, and it worked. 

Writing/reviewing/attending events and everything else that comes with blogging has been an amazing thing for me, but i started to feel like it was a job. I came home from working a full week and actually dreaded having to sit down and write something. Turns out when you feel like that, your writing isn’t very good anyway, and i didnt feel proud of what i was producing. Plus i felt that in December there seemed to be quite a lot of negativity around blogging and it made me question why i was doing it. 

Stepping back made me realise that when I’m not blogging, I  miss it! I miss writing and I miss photography and I’m not ok with that! I write this blog for me, and if anyone reads it, then thats a bonus! 

 Another reason I had to step back was some family illness. You know the kind where everyone seems to be ill constantly and it feels like it will never end? That kind. I don’t mean your common cough and cold either, the kind of illness that makes you feel deeply shit that you can’t do anything to help. Thats pretty much been January. I got into a bit of a negative cycle, but luckily I realised this quickly and have pulled myself up and finally things seem to be slightly better and I’m feeling more positive.

So with this is mind, im focussing on a blog redesign and a change in content, don’t worry, not that much of a change. I want to focus more on personal posts, travel posts and lifestyle in general with a bit of beauty and health thrown in. 

With New York in April, we are saving hard for that so I’m taking my time with the redesign, but its-a comin’! 

So that my friends is it. I hugely recommend taking a break if you need to and don’t feel bad for doing so, sometimes life just gets too much and you need to stop for a breather. Its ok. Its normal. It’s life. 

7 Comments

  1. laurencatherine95
    January 31, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Glad so see you are back blogging!! Bubble bars and bath bombs are my favourite from Lush xx
    Lauren Catherine

    • January 31, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Ahh thanks lovely!! These ones are soo good! I love their seasonal ones! Thank you for reading xx

  2. January 31, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I went to NYC in November it was incredible, pack trainers! Hope you and your family are feeling better!

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  3. January 31, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Thank you so much for your amazing comment and for reading, it honestly means so much!!
    I know, everyone raves about Lush..they honestly are great at making bath products! So relaxing!
    My step back really has helped, im so motivated again now so feeling positive!
    Oh i cant wait for April! NYC has always been somewhere ive wanted to visit so itll be a huge treat!!
    Thank you again lovely xxx

  4. February 2, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Welcome baaaaack! Hope things are looking up for you now and sounds like you have your mojo back!xx

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