Monday, 26 August 2013

Lush - Shampoo Bar

Lush is my new favourite shop at the moment.

For those of you who are unaware of what beauty lies within it, Lush is this amazing shop that sells handmade cosmetics which are to die for!

All through the cosy shop there's this delicious aroma of lavender and cinnamon and strawberry.. I literally feel like a kid in a candy store. And most of the soaps ad shaped like little sweets too, which makes them doubly exciting to squeal over.


Just recently I've purchased one of these Shampoo Bars.
For those of you who have never heard of them, you're not seeing things - solid shampoo does exist! I can't tell you enough how happy I am to own one of these bars. After only a few uses, I can already see the difference it makes to my hair - having naturally curly hair, this makes my curls a lot more defined and shinier!
It also comes with this amazing scent of cinnamon - which may sound a bit dodgy, but it's not strong, just light and fresh. :)

And it makes you feel really good about yourself too. Liquid shampoos are mostly made up of water and they also obviously come with a plastic packaging. However, since the shampoo bars are solid they need no packaging and therefore save a heap of waste being produced. I think the actual figure was 5.7 million bottles, all prevented from being produced, transported, sold, used and disposed of every year. 

So not only do they make you look good on the outside, they also make you feel good on the inside! (Now I'm starting to sound like an Activia Ad).

There's a huge variety of 'flavours' to pick from, have any of you tried them out? Which ones did you prefer?


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Back to School

Gosh, I loathe those words. They're splashed over every advertisement for Dunnes Stores or Tescos or any other supermarket catering for 'kids' heading 'back to school.'

Sometimes they even go crazy and replace the 'to' with '2'.

Back 2 Skool.

Because they're cool like that.

Anyway, I am currently heading into my fifth year of Secondary School, about to embark and the glorious journey of trying to pass this really big exam in Ireland, known as the Leaving Cert. It basically is this big milestone in your life that represents how intellectually smart you are and determines if you'll get into your chosen course in your chosen college. Sounds like great craic, right? :D
Naturally, every student who wants a good future is in this intense, stressful state for the two years of build up to it. Which I suppose, will be me in a few days time..

There's about 16 books here, and more to come! I'm taking 7 subjects:


Although I have to admit, I am weirdly excited for it. The last big exam I undertook was the Junior Cert (the baby Leaving Cert) and although it went grand and all, I feel like this will be a fresh start. A do-over.
So I am looking forward to heading back and studying hard and doing well in my tests.

She says now. No doubt next week I'll be writing another post about how awful fifth year is.

 Are you all insanely jealous of my new pencilcase? I hope so!

This is the only book I will be studying. I'm a wannabe hipster