Gingerbread House

I was planning to make a gingerbread house before Christmas but unfortunately I didn't get around to making gingerbread or buying a kit. So yesterday I was in Spotlight and they had 70% off of all their Christmas stock so I was able to pick up a gingerbread house kit for $5, reduced from 20 *score*. My brother helped me decorate for the first fifteen minutes but then got bored and went to play outside, which is typical. I didn't taste any of the gingerbread but according to my brother it was yummy. Gingerbread houses are one of my favourite parts of the festive season even if I did make it a little late! But hey, it's still December! 

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Birthday Lush Haul

My birthday was on the 16th and I was given quite a few Lush products. Here are my first impressions of each of them, I'm planning to do a full review on each of the full sized products. As I didn't get around to posting this before Christmas I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and if you don't celebrate it then a wonderful holiday season!

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Christmas Tag!

I was browsing through blogs where I came across a girls blog where she had done a Christmas Tag, which I thought would be a fun idea to try out! I'll put the questions at the bottom of this post so if you'd like to do the tag yourself it's easier to copy the questions. 
Be sure to comment down below if you do try the tag so I can check it out!


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Vegan Sugar Cookies

Zoella recently posted on her blog a recipe for sugar cookies, I had never tried nor made sugar cookies so I decided to give it a shot. I used her recipe but substituted ingredients for vegan alternatives. They turned out amazing, I love the way they look and taste! Perfect with a cup of tea or to leave out for Santa! Happy baking! x

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Sakura Bath Bomb - Lush Review

The sakura bath bomb is based off the Japanese cherry blossoms that bloom in the spring, hence the name sakura which translates to "cherry blossom". I was excited to try it after reading the description on the Lush website which made it sound heavenly.




Sakura is pale pink in colour and is speckled with blue sea salt said to represent the cherry blossoms against the spring sky. It's scented with jasmine, mimosa and orange blossom. I found the fragrance to be floral and a little musky.

When I popped the bomb into the bath it began to create white and baby pink foam, it dissolved quickly leaving no colour just cloudy water. After the bath bomb dissolved the floral, clean scent stayed strong in the water which caused it to linger for quite a while after drying off. The bath bomb was moisturising, but not so much that I didn't apply moisturiser after my bath.


I enjoyed Sakura, it seemed like more of a mature bath bomb compared to Lush's usual bright colours and glitter. I probably won't be purchasing it again only because it isn't one of my favorites and Lush products are quite expensive (in my opinion).

Vegan?: Yes
Price: $6.50

As always, for more information on the product visit Lush's website. :)
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The Body Shop Christmas 2015


When I heard that The Body Shop had released their Christmas range I was really excited. I love The Body Shop's products, especially their body butters. This year for Christmas there are three limited edition scents which have been transformed into many different products, soap, shower gel, etc. The three scents are Frosted Plum, Frosted Cranberry and Glazed Apple. The only scent I didn't like was the Glazed Apple. I wanted to pick up both scents I liked in body butter form but Frosted Plum had already sold out so I ended up picking up a Frosted Cranberry body butter and a Frosted Plum soap.



Due to the lighting in this picture the border looks purple, it's actually black (shown in the previous picture) Sorry ;P
I'm probably going to gift the soap so I won't be taking it out of it's packet or reviewing the actual product but the packaging is really eye catching and the scent of the plum is delicious. 

The body butter is amazing, the scent of cranberry is quite strong and I can smell weak hints of alcohol. When applied to the skin it absorbs easily and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. After using the scent lingers and my skin felt smooth and soft. 
This scent to me just screams Christmas and really gets me in the festive mood. With so many different products and gift sets in The Body Shop Christmas range this year I can without a doubt see how they are perfect as stocking stuffers. This product is fair trade and not tested on animals, which makes it a winner in my books. :)

Frosted Cranberry Body Butter
Vegan?: Not sure, it is vegetarian
Price: $23.95

Frosted Plum Soap
Vegan?: Not sure, it is vegetarian
Price: $6.95

As always, for more information on these products go to The Body Shop's website :)
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Magic Wand Bubble Bar - Lush Review

I picked up this little beauty a month or so ago and have been really wanting to test it out. This is the first bubble bar I've tried from Lush and I was pleasantly surprised. The product is on a stick so it can be used multiple times, with a cute little bell (adorable). Before coming into contact with any water the bubble bar had a very strong snow fairy scent, which I'm not a huge fan of. I was a little concerned that this would impact how I felt about the product.






To use, I simply waved it around in the bath whilst the water was still running and beautiful bubbles started to form. It created more bubbles than expected, and turned the water a milky pink with a tiny shimmer of glitter. The scent wasn't as strong once it was in the water which I really enjoyed. I'm hoping to get quite a few more baths out of this bar, but we shall see! I found the bubble bar quite moisturising and the scent lingered on my skin for a couple of hours after popping out of the bath.




I'm unsure on how to go about storing the product, I understand it has to be in a dry place to stop moisture shrinking the bar any further, but it's quite hard to just sit it somewhere when whilst it's drying pink colouring leaks out of the bar. For now I just have it sitting on some paper towel to prevent any staining. Suggestions on how to store it would be appreciated :)




Overall I can defiantly see how this product could be really fun for kids or just those young at heart, there's something mystical and exciting about waving a wand into your bath and watching bubbles magically appear! I'll absolutely be purchasing more of these as gifts and maybe another for myself before the festive season is up.

Vegan?: Yes
Price: $10.50


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