Lush's snow fairy shower gel

Ever since Snow fairy came out I wanted to try it, I wasn't so sure about it because I have sensitive skin and I get scared to use new things. It wasn't until my sister Stefi recommended it to me that I decided to take the plunge and try it. I know there are a lot of these snow fairy reviews floating around the blogging world so one more won't hurt. 

My first impression of snow fairy was a great one (still is) the pink colour reminded me of teletubbie custard, which my little sisters use to actually eat in their straw bowls, I found it adorable! I hadn't used such a pink shower gel before especially one with glitter mixed with it. Before I bought it I decided to smell it, if it wasn't a good smell I wasn't going to buy it, but sure enough it has a wonderful sweet smell to it, there are other snow fairy lush products which are also limited edition which I plan on trying once they are back in the store. I use my shower gel in the bath as body wash, unfortunately for me I faint too long standing up due to my NCS so baths are safer for me. I don't just use it as a body wash, it comes in handy as a bubble bath but seeing as snow fairy is out for a limited time (comes out for Christmas only) I have to save what I have left because it's no longer stocked in lush until later on in the year. 

Snow fairy shower gel comes in 3 different prices; 100g £3.50, 250g £6.25 and 500g is £10.95, now I know to a lot of people £10.95 is a lot of money but you have to remember that the Lush products are vegan friendly and have natural ingredients. The Shower gel as I said before has a very sweet smell which is described as a candy floss and pear drop scent on the bottle which I personally think it smells like too. The shower gel lathers up nicely I use mine with a bath scrunchie. It is a very creamy shower gel and a small bit does go a long way, the glitter inside the shower gel isn't noticeable on your skin but the shower gel it's self does leave you smelling yummy for hours. As you can see from my picture I'm slowing running out of it which makes me very sad, I should of bought more!


I've not always been a big lover of Pandora, a lot of my mates love showing off their charms they get for their bracelets/necklaces but I've always really loved their rings more so then the charms/necklaces and bracelets. For my 26th birthday my parents got me a birthstone Pandora ring and funny enough it's blue, which is my favourite colour! I love it, I don't wear it as much as I probably should but I'm scared of losing it. 

My parents surprised me and my sisters this year with Pandora bracelets for Christmas so we could build up our own collection of charms, I thought I wouldn't like my bracelet because they are chunky and I prefer dainty bracelets but I actually really like it and I'm really excited to start customising it with charms. Back in May when it was my mums birthday my step dad got her a Pandora bracelet and she has slowly been building up a collection of charms since then, me, my sisters, step dad and nan have helped build her collection, look how pretty hers looks!

I would love to know what kind of charms you have put on your Pandora bracelets!

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Compact Foundation

I really like creamy compact foundations, I like them more than liquid foundations in fact. But saying that I wasn't too impressed by this one, I wanted a compact that I could keep in my bag so I could use it whilst i was out and about as a quick fix because let's face it, make up doesn't stay on your face all day and does end up looking patchy at some point, when you're out you obviously want to have a quick solution so I thought maybe this foundation could be just that. This foundation promises to give you picture -perfect skin from morning till night and that it's an ultra-reliable moisturising foundation, which is soft, silky and flattering in any light and won't fade away. I don't find this to be true for me personally, my reasons for this is because it felt cakey and greasy and came off very easily. I can't stand foundations like this, I don't want a wet greasy looking face where my make up looks like it is melting off, it's not a good look i'm sure you all agree with this.

It does not stay perfect and I was really hoping that it would, it could be my skin complexion doing this or could be the foundation itself, I have no idea but I think I will stick with the liquid foundation version for now, although I hate to see foundation go to waste and I wouldn't want to give someone a compact foundation which I have already used because that it kind of gross. So I guess i will be using it just as an emergency fix foundation for now. I do love the packaging of this foundation though, i like how the plastic bit covers the foundation and that the sponge is in another compartment. There is an Illamasqua cream foundation that I would like to try but it's £26 so it would have to be REALLY good in order for me to spend that amount on it, So if any of you have tried it, it's this one:

(Image source: selfridges)

New year, new me?

Let's start off this post by saying I will not be changing myself, I certainly won't become a "new me" my reason for this? Well every year I always try and make a resolution and every year I fail, not because of will power or being lazy it's because I honestly don't need to change myself to be happy, instead this year I have decided to focus more on the good things in my life and turn the positive into a negative, not by saying "I will quit chocolate" or "I'm going to go gym" but instead I'm going to try a little thing that I should've tried a long time ago, that thing is acceptance. I'm one of those people who can't take a compliment or I say something negative about something so trivial, I've done this for years but I guess that's because of the years of bullying I went through. I just don't see myself how others see me, it's hard because I'm so set in my ways and people tell me I'm fishing for more compliments or they call me ignorant when that's not the case. So instead of being such a downer here are a few things I'm going to try my best to stop being negative about:

1. Why do I have to have my medical condition? No one understands!!

This is the main thing I'm always so negative about, I'm forever seeing the bad points and bringing people down because I'm feeling down about my condition. Sure I'm allowed my down days and I have every right to feel depressed and cry because of how exhausting and difficult living with my problem can be, but that doesn't mean I should spend every day moaning about it and making others feel guilty about it. I have it for life that isn't going to change, no amount of pitying myself will change it. So I've now got a rant diary that I write in, I write the pro and the cons of my day and get what ever I feel at that time off my chest, obviously I'm still going to have little moans about feeling like utter crap but I'm not going to let it rule me.

2. I need a man to be happy?

This is a stupid thing to think, I know I'm 26 and I want children and I really would love to finally be with someone who will cherish me and love me as much as I would cherish them and love them, but let's face it my track record with men is awful. I've been cheated on, used, manipulated and hurt but I'm still here, I'm still living and breathing and getting on with my life. I think I end up pushing too hard for love and I try to hard, I use to think there was something wrong with me because I was cheated on or they didn't love me anymore but that isn't true, self blame is ridiculous especially when I gave my all to a person, so instead I'm going to not force things to happen, maybe the right guy will eventually come my way and maybe I will have kids or even get married who knows, but until then I don't need a man to be happy, I have a cat for that (ha ha).

3. Why am I so fat?

Seriously Elle? Shut up! Why do I keep being so hard on myself, my weight goes up and down all the time and i swell up due to blood pooling, which is due to my low BP, it's hard to control and I end up looking like a swollen seal, but I'm not fat I'm size 12-14, sometimes i either have to buy a bigger or smaller size in certain shops because of the cut. But I'm not fat, I'm a curvy girl and I shouldn't be ashamed of the way I look. Body acceptance is a very hard thing, I can't tell someone they are wrong in thinking I'm beautiful or sexy because I don't see myself that way, I guess it comes down to accepting a compliment again. So if someone says "Elle you look great" or "Elle you're not fat" I won't argue back with them, well I will try not too. I do want to try and get my weight under control though, I'm going to see if I can be referred to a dietitian as I need to eat foods that are high in salt because of my NCS (neurocardiogenic syncope).

4. I have no one, no one cares about me.

This is the biggest load of rubbish I could say, and I do say it a lot. I have people I just push people away, which I'm really good at doing, I'm sure a lot of people can relate to this.. I don't give people the benefit of doubt because I've been let down by others a lot before. I find it very hard to trust and open up to people in case they judge me or bitch about me behind my back. I have some amazing people in my life right now who I love to pieces, I don't tell them enough how much they mean to me and I do take them for granted. So this year I'm going to make more of an effort with people and try and not hide away in my room all the time, well except for when I'm not feeling well and need to sleep for an eternity.

Remember you can always make a bad situation better, sometimes it can't be completely fixed but something good could come out of it, happy new year lovelies.