Sunday, 1 March 2015

Smoky Poppy Body Shop Review.


Wow work has been so fun and so crazy busy! I'm really enjoying it but I'm so tired when I get home that I've little energy left to blog on here! I picked up overtime this week but normally I'll have 3 days off which gives me plenty of time to blog :) I'm still just getting used to the routine I guess!

So anyway today I want to share a review of some new Body Shop products that are part of the Smoky Poppy range:

the body shop smoky poppy bath bomb review
Smoky Poppy Bath Bombs* - £12
You get 6 bath bombs in a tube, at first I thought that how small they were would mean I need 2 but I didnt! It's a light soapy fragrance that makes a nice silky water. There are poppy seeds in it which were left in the bath after which was kinda a pain in the arse to clear away.
the body shop smoky poppy bath bomb review

the body shop smoky poppy review uk
The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Eau De Toilette* - £8.50
The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Body Butter* - £5
The body butter is pretty unoffensive, a light powdery, soapy smell and like other Body Shop body butters it's thick, rubs in well and leaves your legs hydrated for up to 24 hours (and it really does!).

The EDT on the other hand is not for me - not for me at all! The smell is SO strong and lasted for ages (not good if you don't like the scent). The fragrance is very soapy, powdery and very 'old' smelling. It reminded me of an older Elizabeth Arden perfume which is pretty overpowering. It's personally a little too old smelling for me and I really can't see me ever using this.

On a more positive note I LOVE the packaging! The shiny black with the bright red burst is wonderful - very old school!

Have you tried any of the Smoky Poppy range?


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Glasgow Necropolis.

Glasgow Necropolis


I thought today I'd show you guys some of the last of my pictures from my trip to Glasgow (which feels like a million years ago now!) and our last day when we headed to the Necropolis which is just next to the beautiful Cathedral.

The Necropolis is basically a HUGE grave site similar to the Pere Lechaise in Paris, it's bang in the middle of lots of industrial kinda areas of Glasgow including the Tennants Brewery.

Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow Necropolis statue
Glasgow Necropolis statue
Glasgow Necropolis tomb

There were these huge tombs dotted about which some you could see inside. Some had statues and multiple graves/stone casket surroundings. Some were completely sealed up with fake windows and bolted doors which had my morbid curiosity running WILD! I'd love to have done a walking tour however Mondays are an odd day for stuff like this so we just did our own. 

Glasgow Cathedral

I only took this one picture inside the Cathedral as it was such a beautiful and silent place I didn't want to take anything away from it. The huge stain-glass towered above us while we explored inside - you can even go into the underground passages where the patron saint of Glasgow Saint Mungo is buried.

Have you ever visited the Necropolis or Cathedral?


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Ultimate Relaxation

Good Evening,

This week I've been settling into my new job and the change of pace has totally knackered me out! I'm exhausted, it's hard work but I am really enjoying it so far and learning every day. Today the kittens (who I mentioned in THIS post) were 8 weeks and vaccinated which mean't they were ready to move on to their new homes, so we had people come visit them on a first come-first serve basis to choose which kitten they wanted and arrange for them to collect them over the next couple days. Also one of my fave cats called Brownie got reserved to go home Friday by a lovely lady and her incredibly excited little girl. 

ANYWAY! Enough about cats and more about how to relax after a hard days graft. I thought I'd put together an ultimate relaxation package in order to feel relaxed, soothed and ready for a great nights kip:

Flamingo Candles Aromatherapy Dream Candle.
Set the scene, I love a candle lit bath to kick back and soak in. I've tried a couple Flaming Candles and this one sounds so dreamy!
Neal's Yard Aromatic Foaming Bath
For a relaxing bath you just have to be covered in bubbles!
Cowshed Knackered Cow Bath Oil.
They key to a great bath is it has to smell divine! This is lavender and Eucalyptus and I bet it is just beautiful.
Calming AromaFizz Bath Bomb.
The little purple flecks in this seem like it would make the most beautiful coloured bathwater ever! Plus is helps calm your mind, body and soul.
Badger Balm Night-Night Balm.
My wonderful friend Marta bought one of these for me last year and I use it all the time. Before bed I just rub a little on my wrists, temple and put a little dot under my nose to help me settle down.
thisworks Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray.
I got the Deep Sleep pillow spray for Christmas which I loveee. I spray it on my pillow every other night (as it lingers for about two nights) to send me off to some sweet dreams. Now I want to try the Plus!

Have you tried any of these products before? What products do you use to relax with?


Monday, 16 February 2015

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.


I've just got home from being tattooed, when I get a good snap of it I will put it on my Instagram. Tomorrow I start my new job, I'm trying so hard not to nap now so I can get a good night's sleep to wake up early tomorrow!

Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum Glasgow

Whilst in Glasgow last week we visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, it's a huge, gorgeous red sandstone building just outside Kelvingrove park and the beautiful surroundings of the University which is such a grand building itself! As you can see above the main entrance hallway/ceiling is so grand and pretty.

There is loads to see and do in the Museum, alot about local history and local art, there is also a huge Egyptian section which is super interesting. There was an interest of mine that really stood out for me that there was SO much taxidermy! Alot of Dinosaur history and fossils and also a really sad bit about illegal poaching but mostly tons and tons of taxidermy of past and present Scottish wildlife:

taxidermy wolfalligator skull
taxidermy bear
stags fighting taxidermy

The museum holds an incredible Salvidor Dali piece called 'Christ of Saint John of the Cross'. The piece apparently came to Dali in a dream:

salvador dali christ of saint john of the cross

Camouflaged in the Jungle room. The whole room was like this and had the sounds and sights of the rainforest in it.

Have you been to Kelvingrove Museum before? I love a museum and spending a couple hours getting lost and learning some more!


Friday, 13 February 2015

Glasgow Trip - Day 1.


As I mentioned in my last post, this time last week I was in Glasgow! We got the sleeper bus from Cardiff at 11.45pm on Thursday and it was kinda weird! It was pretty busy and it's so small and cramped but it cost us £5 each so I really cannot complain! I got about 5/6 hours sleep and woke up in Glasgow at 8am Friday. Since I came back I've had a flu which has kept me in bed but today I'm feeling a little better thankfully :)

We had to wait until 1pm until our Air BnB flat was ready to move in to so we went and got a full Scottish breakfast (lorn, black pudding, potato scones) and it was SO good, really got me set for the day! We then headed for a quick coffee before we hopped on the City tour bus which takes you around all over the city's tourist hotspots in 2 hours. We could put our bags down, sit down and take in the sights of this beautiful city - perfect! 

glasgow bus tour
glasgow city tour
glasgow clydeport
Glasgow Uni

The tour actually had a stop pretty much outside our apartment which was ready (I'll do a review post on that soon and share some pictures of it!) so a quick drop off, cup of tea and a nap (of course!) and we were ready to walk around Suchiehall Street and the surrounding areas in search of local places to drink, eat and be merry!

First up we went to visit Glasgow's 'best burger' at Nice n' Sleazy by MeatHammer. It was really delicious! I went for a swiss cheese, burger sauce and pickle number which was HUGE, delicious and came with triple cooked chips and we also got a side of deep fried mac n' cheese.

Nice n Sleazy glasgow review

After a couple Buckfast and Cherry cocktails here we headed for a Still Game cocktail (I had a Winston) and to a cute Tiki bar too!
There was a night on at The Art School but I got tired halfway through, grabbed some extra salty chips and headed back to the flat to pass out :p

Stick around for Day 2!

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