Monday, 28 September 2015

A Few Lush Favourites

Lets face it, I'm probably never going to be able to walk past a Lush store without going in and picking up a few a lot of things, so here are my favourites from my latest Lush adventure!
Tea Tree Toner Water. The combination of tea tree, grapefruit and juniperberry waters is brilliant at clearing up my skin and keeping it refreshed. Tea tree keeps away bacteria that can cause spots, while grapefruit and juniperberry are full of vitamins and antisceptic so help keep skin clean and clear. In all honesty I'm yet to find a magical product that completely perfects my skin but this is great for clearing up breakouts and definitely helps with keeping my skin somewhat clear.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

How to Travel Amsterdam on £200

The problem with simultaneously constantly wanting to travel and being a fairly broke student is that sadly seeing waterfalls in Thailand, lakes in New Zealand or sunsets by the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka just isn't going to happen on a termly basis! But just because a student budget isn't going to happily stretch to expensive plane tickets, doesn't mean that travelling to insanely amazing places isn't possible, it just means that picking a slightly nearer location and hunting down hidden bargains is necessary, as well as picking up as many overtime shifts as you can in my case! So here is how to spend 4 days in Amsterdam for under £200 including everything!

Friday, 18 September 2015

The 7 Products I Can't Live Without

I'll be honest, this post was originally going to my top 5 products.. but evidently I'm just not capable of making the ruthless decision between Burt Bees and Daisy Dream! Most of these products I've been using for at least 6 months, so here are the tried and tested 7 products I'd hate to lose!
A lush bath bomb (X). I'm such a lush addict that there's no way I could write an essential beauty list without including at least one of their products! Although I love some of their other products (Snow Fairy I'm looking at you) their bath bombs are the biggest reason I'm so obsessed with Lush! With so many amazing ones to choose from I'm really not that fussy about which one I have, although the one above, Sex Bomb, is particularly amazing with its gorgeous jasmine scent and dissolving rose petals.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

A Psychology Placement in The Beautiful Land of Sri Lanka

Having become slightly addicted to exploring this summer I've decided to start a new (and probably very irregular) travel series full of what I've discovered along the way. I was lucky enough to spend 5 weeks working and travelling in Sri Lanka this summer, so Ayebowan (welcome in Sinhala) and here goes! 
Whilst in Sri Lanka I completed a 5 week Mental Health and Psychology placement and can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life. Monday to Friday I ran creative sessions in special needs centres, psychiatric units and mental health care homes, and also taught English to children and young adults. The charity I volunteered with is extremely ethical and works closely with a national Sri Lankan team to ensure that the projects being worked on can benefit from international volunteers and that the charity not only has no negative effect on the local community but also contributes in a positive, long term way.

Friday, 4 September 2015

My Holy Grail Beauty Brand: Soap and Glory

Given how many amazing brands there are out there I thought I'd start doing some posts about which brands I'm a massive fan of and why! To kick things off here's why I love Soap and Glory along with my top picks of their products, although there's still a lot of their make up I want to try out.. Supercat eyeliner I'm coming for you!
The main draw for me with Soap and Glory is their huge range of make up and skincare products along with their fairly affordable pricetag, well if they have a 3 for 2 offer on and I've racked up some Boots points to spend! Having tried quite a few of their products I've also found them to be a very dependable, consistent brand who use amazing combinations in their skincare products.
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