A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Curve Theatre ~ Review

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A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Curve Theatre in Leicester to watch their production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This was a Curve Young Company and Community Production.
I have seen many of Curve’s Community Productions in the past such as, Rent, Annie and Sweeney Todd and have even been in their Community Production of Oliver in 2012, and just like the others, A Midsummer Night’s Dream did not disappoint.

When I read that the community production for 2017 was A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I was shocked. Shakespeare was such a big risk for the Curve to take, as the community productions often appeal to the younger audiences, making the Summer Theatre Experience accessible for all. Today’s kids and teens often hate Shakespeare, having to do it for exams and school projects, as soon as they see Shakespeare they turn away, but this was not the case at the Curve.
When I entered the auditorium to take my seat, I was amazed to see so many young people, and even better, after the show was finished. You could see that they loved it! I believe that this was such a great risk for the Curve to take, as now many more young people have been introduced not just to Theatre, but Shakespeare who created some of the world’s best Theatre productions.

The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was amazing, featuring a cast of 70 aged 12-63. Each of them played their own unique character and all had amazing costume designs, which was down to Costume Designer – Edd Lindley, Costume Supervisor – Lucy Duncan and Wigs and Makeup Supervisor – Verity Pitt.
That brings me onto the outstanding Production Team, which included Nick Winston (Legally Blonde, Annie) as Director, Kevin Jenkins (Inside Out, 1984), Prema Mehta (Spring Awakening, Wind In The Willows) as Lighting Designer and finally, Si Rawlinson and Mel Knott as Choreographers, Si and Mel worked together to create some of the best dance pieces I have ever seen in my life.
With every show comes mistakes, that’s one of the best things about live Theatre, the show is never the same the next time you see it. During one of the dance scenes during A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a dancer had a costume malfunction where a piece of the outfit became loose, so the dancer was holding onto that piece of clothing so it didn’t fall off, taking up one of his arms. Despite this, the dancer was still doing all the tricks just like the other dancers and did not let that piece of clothing distract him. This shown the level of professional-ism in this show, despite it being a community production. That’s what I love about the shows that the Curve makes.

Overall the Cast and Production Team did a great job of revamping Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. I can’t wait to see what productions the Curve has planned for next year, and I’m looking forward to returning there soon to see Parade and Sunset Boulevard.

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Unfolding Tales – A New Musical ~ Preview

Hi guys, today I will be talking about a new upcoming musical, soon to be performed at the Stockwell Playhouse in London on the 11th and 12th August.

The show is called Unfolding Tales, and tells the inspiring true story of war, friendship and courage, inspired by the life of the author J.R.R. Tolkien. The show has Music and Lyrics written by Joe Purdue, a Book by Claire Gibson, PR run by MTAS (Musical Theatre Appreciation Society) and is Directed by Adam Haigh.

This show did a limited run at the Arts Theatre in London last year, and received great reviews. The team then have since developed the musical even further with new songs, ready to show off to their new audience later this year.

 

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The premise of this musical, is unlike anything I have ever heard of, which really intrigued me because i’m a lover of the basic musical theatre shows. But this show’s soundtrack is phenomenal, and really had me wanting more.
Some of my favorite songs were, Deepest Secrets, Life Goes On and Our Perfect Lives.
The vocalists on this Cast Recording, did an amazing job of portraying the emotions that the characters were going through, and the orchestrations of the songs were absolute perfection.

The cast for the upcoming production this August will definitely not disappoint, with some amazing musical theatre names in there such as the incredibly talented, Jodie Steele and Liam Doyle, both stars of the hit musical Wicked. Jodie will be playing the role of Mabel Tolkien and Liam will be staring as J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

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As well as these fabulous people, the cast also consists of 16 other AMAZING performers who are guaranteed to shine on the stage.

If you can’t wait for the performance, which you can book for here ~ https://www.joepurdue.com/tickets
You can buy the Cast Album for an amazing price here ~ https://www.joepurdue.com/cast-recording
You can also like the Unfolding Tales – A New Musical Facebook page here ~ https://www.facebook.com/UnfoldingTales/

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the show in August, but if you are lucky enough to be able to, let me know in the comments!

Thankyou for reading x

 

The Body Shop’s ~ Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash Review

For the past month, I have been using the Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash from The Body Shop and it is amazing.

It is a great face wash, which gives you a great refreshing deep clean, while moisturizing your skin.

seaweed-cleansing-gel-wash-1-640x640This product is made to help control combination/oily skin, and it certainly does the job! I have been suffering from oily skin for the past couple of years, and this product is really helping me keep control of it.

It makes your face feel so fresh and soft, that when using this along with their Seaweed Toner, and their moisturizers, you look and feel like a brand new person.

I would highly recommend this product, along with any of the other products in the Seaweed range.

Thankyou for reading, xxx

My experience at #LushLeicesterDoesXmas

Hi guys, so today I would like to talk about my experience at Lush Leicester’s Christmas Launch for the 2016 range.
So I know this is very late as this event took place just before October. But better late than never 😉

I’ll just be talking about what happened at the event, as well as my overall thoughts and feelings of the Halloween and Christmas products from this years range, which have now sadly. Been took off the shops shelves.

As soon as we were welcomed into the shop, we were given our own personalized Lush lanyard with our blogging name on. And we were left to roam around and talk to the staff about all of the new seasonal products. There was many demo’s going on around the room, with someone on bubbles and bath bombs, some on skincare and some on shower ect…

I spent a lot of my time over at the bath demo’s as this is such a fun part of Lush and their company. Here are some photo’s of when a staff member was testing out some of the bubble bars and bath bombs.

 

Then the wonderful Aiyazz told us that we were going to be making the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar, and the Big Blue Bath Bomb (one of my favorites). We went upstairs to the party room and we got making!
I can’t remember how we made the products, but it was such a fun experience mixing in all of the ingredients for Big Blue, as its ingredients are so good for your skin.
Here are some photos that I took during the process.

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Throughout the night, we also got to have some great cupcakes, which were delicious. I’ll include some pictures of these to make you jealous and hungry….

 

After all of these wonderful experiences, we were then left to go around the shop, buy the new products before their release, and to talk to everyone. I got talking to some of the staff members, and then they tested out the Snow Fairy Collection on me. Here are some pictures from the experience.

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Then after all of this, when we left we got given a goodybag full of samples. Which was such a great ending to one of the best nights ever! Here is a picture showing what I collected throughout the evening.

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Thankyou for reading ❤ xx

Shopping Haul ~ LUSH & The Body Shop ~ Christmas 2016

Today I have decided that I want to haul all of the products which I got from The Body Shop and LUSH, with the money that I received for Christmas this year.

First I will start off with the LUSH products I got. As some of you may know, LUSH only have one or two sales a year, their most known being Boxing Day, where thousands of Lushies across the globe go online, or to their local store. To get their hands on half price Christmas products, or products made before a certain date. This year I decided to try online, as I was with family all day, but the website was um well… Shocking. I was in a queue from 8 in the morning until around 9 at night. Just as I got onto the site, I added the items I wanted to my basket, bare in mind that many of the products had already sold out. And just as I go to pay, the products went back to full price, making my order around £80. It is fair to say that I was annoyed, and that I didn’t go through with the order.
Yesterday, I did go into my local store, and they did have some products left on the sale, they were soaps and lip products.

This leads onto the first product, Santa’s Postbox Soap. To me this product is very Tropical scented, which is great for both cold and hot weathers. The color of the soap is various colors, but my piece was red. I feel that this will be a great soap for the time when we go from colder to hotter weather, and I cannot wait to use it!
I also managed to grab a similar sized piece of Snow Castle soap for my mom, as she loves the scent of the product.
I managed to get both of these soaps for just under £5.00.

I then went to the non sale items and picked up two bath bombs.

The first being Dragons Egg, this has a place in my heart as it was the very first product I tried from LUSH. I also love the tropical scent that the bath bomb gives off in your bath. When this bath bomb gets placed into your bath, it will start popping and crackling, and basically creates your very own firework display.

I also picked up Lava Lamp, which is a newer bath bomb, which has the most gorgeous scent. Which to me, smells like chocolate orange, (maybe that is just because I cannot stop thinking about food?) But it also has a beautiful orange color, with 3 purple inserts, these inserts are bath melts/oils which are great for softening and moisturizing the skin. These two colors together, form the beautiful Lava Lamp effect.

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Now onto The Body Shop, which is my latest obsession. The products have really great scents which last on you for the whole day and look gorgeous in their packaging.

After failing with the LUSH online Boxing Day sales, I decided to check what The Body Shop had on offer, they had a great sale on offer. So I decided to order my first ever products from The Body Shop. The box arrived and I opened the package to see pure beauty.

The first product is, Blueberry Shower Gel, this product smells like fresh Blueberry and has the most gorgeous color. The scent also lasts on your body for a long time. I can understand why so many people love this product.

The next product is the Vanilla Chai Shower Gel, this product has the gorgeous scent of Vanilla (obviously). The color and packaging of this product is beautiful to the eye and once again, the scent lasts a long time. One thing I love about this product is that they use Vanilla Extract from Madagascar, which shows that they use fresh ingredients, which are great for the skin.

The next product is the Spiced Apple Shower Gel, this product has the scent of fresh green apples and cinnamon. Two of my favorite scents in the world. This product has the color of green and is a prefect Christmas product. Once again the product scent lasts a long time, meaning you will smell fresh throughout the day. I ordered two of these online, as I knew I would love this product. The apple fruit extract used in this product is from the Italian Alps, once again showing the companies use of fresh ingredients.

The last shower gel from this order was the Early-Harvest Raspberry Shower Gel. This product uses Raspberry fruit extract to create the sharp scent of Raspberry. This product is definitely the strongest scent of all of the shower gels which I own from The Body Shop, the scent lasts a long time on the skin, and doesn’t even fade throughout the day. The gorgeous pink color of the gel makes the product look amazing on the shelves in store and on the website. I really hope they continue making this product for a long time.

I also picked up some Lip Balms, in the flavors Frosted Berries and Spiced Apple. These are two of the best Lip Balms that I have ever used. The flavor lasts on your lips for a very long time, as well as them moisturizing your lips and keeping them fresh. I definitely think that both The Body Shop and LUSH’s lip products are amazing for your lips.
Out of these two Lip Balms, Frosted Berries is my favorite. I just love the flavor that the Balm lets out on your lips. I also picked up the Vanilla Chai Lip Balm for my mom, as she loves most things Vanilla!

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Then yesterday, as well as going into my local LUSH, I also went into my local Body Shop’s, as we have two in the same town. I managed to pick up some amazing products at some amazing prices.

First I picked up, the Spiced Apple Mini Set. This includes the Spiced Apple Shower Gel, The Spiced Apple Body Butter and a free bath lily. This was on sale for such a cheap price and I couldn’t resist it! As it includes one of my favorite Shower Gels, and a Body Butter with the same scent. I cannot wait to try out the Body Butter, as I have never tried one from the Body Shop.

I then picked up another Early-Harvest Raspberry Shower Gel. This one is slightly different to the one I ordered online, as it has a different bottle. Maybe they are in the process of changing them to the bottles with the black lids, as I believe they have had the smaller white lids for a long time? I hope they are as I prefer the bottles with the black lids. I picked up another one of these as this is without a doubt, my favorite Shower Gel at the moment.

I then picked up the Early-Harvest Raspberry Perfume/Body Spray. I couldn’t find this product online, so I was so happy when I found this in the store. This product has exactly the same scent as the shower gel, but even stronger. Which is absolute perfection. The bottle is quite small, but I can imagine it lasting a very long time. I will definitely be buying some more of these in the future.

I also picked up the Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel. I have recently been obsessed with Pink Grapefruit scents. Ever since I picked up the Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub from Neutrogena, which by the way, is amazing. And when I saw this in the shop, it went straight into my basket. This has such a strong scent, which I can tell will last a long time. I think this is one of the love or hate scents, as I love it but others hate it. I hope these will be continually made! Along with this I bought some Coconut Shower Gel for my Mom who adores everything Coconut Scented.

I then got the Vineyard Peach Body Mist, this is one of the best scents in the whole shop in my opinion. It has stayed on my body all day long and carried on into the late evening. This is the perfect Body Mist in my opinion, it is a perfect size, and a perfect scent. I was so tempted to buy more products in this range, due to the beautiful, long lasting scent. But I had to stop myself, before I bought too much!

The next product is a little different to all of the others, as its for your face. Its the Mattifying Day Cream, made from Seaweed. This cream is made to obviously give your face the Matte look and feel. Which is what I love. I use the Magical Moringa Moisturizer, which provides you with a great Matte feel for your face. And now using this will give me the ultimate Matte feel. I saw many other Seaweed/Oil Presentation products in store, so I will be picking those up in the future.

The last product is the Spiced Apple Shimmer Mist. This is just pure amazingness. This has the amazing Spiced Apple scent, which by now. You should know I love. But then this product, goes the step further. And provides you with a gorgeous shimmer. LIKE WHAT. This shimmer lasts on you for the whole day, giving you the most beautiful sparkle. The scent lasts on you for such a long time, letting off a wonderful smell of Green Apples and Cinnamon. Defiantly one of my favorite buys.

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The last thing I want to quickly do is thank all of the staff at these shops.
LUSH Leicester have hired such amazing staff for all year round, all of whom provide you with such great enthusiasm, and all have such great knowledge of the products. But the Christmas staff they have hired, are amazing. They have been such an amazing help to the staff and the customers and are always able to provide you with everything you need to know. So I just wanted to say thank you to all of the staff at Lush Leicester, and thank you for helping me with my work placement since March! ❤
I also want to say a thank you to the staff at both Body Shops, especially the one located inside the Highcross. The staff were also able to locate products quickly for you and answer any questions that you had. I had a great chat with one of the staff members called Jen. She made my first experience at the Body Shop such a memorable one! ❤

I hope you all have a great New Year, see you then ❤ xx

Dear Charlie by N.D Gomes ~ Blog Tour

Death should never meet the young. But it did. Thanks to my brother, death made fourteen new friends that day. Maybe even fifteen, if you count Charlie. 
At sixteen, Sam Macmillan is supposed to be thinking about girls, homework and his upcoming application to music college, not picking up the pieces after the school shooting that his brother Charlie committed. Yet as Sam desperately tries to hang on to the memories he has of his brother, the media storm surrounding their family threatens to destroy everything. And Sam has to question all he thought he knew about life, death, right and wrong.  

Links to buy Dear Charlie:
Amazon UK     The Book Depository     Waterstones     WHSmith

My opinions of the novel:

In my opinion Dear Charlie is one of the best YA novels ever written. The truth behind this book is so powerful, and that’s why its a topic which needs to be discussed. N.D Gomes addressed this matter beautifully and also shows the consequences and the aftermath of what happens when a school shooting happens.  

Another great feature of this book is that it’s set in the UK, where school shootings haven’t occurred in a while, unlike tragically in the US, who sadly have school shootings every couple of months.  

The way N.D Gomes sets this book up, is in a way that we see the whole towns struggle after the shooting, which as you can imagine, is quite upsetting. 

We get to see mainly Sam’s (Charlie’s brother) struggles after the shooting. As people around him are trying to place their anger on him, aswell as him moving school, with judgemental students and teachers all around him. We get to see Sam trying to figure out why Charlie would start a school shooting, which in my opinion was an amazing part of the book, as we got to see him dig deep into his and his brothers past, which was really great to see. People start to think that maybe Charlie wasn’t always the quiet, loveable boy, everyone thought he was. Maybe he was the complete opposite? 

When I was reading this book, all I could feel was that element of sadness behind it, which was great, as it really does show, what a school shooting or any shooting tragedy can do. When we got to see  Charlie’s family, almost tearing apart, I felt so sorry for them, they had no idea what Charlie was going to do, and they did not deserve all of the backlash for what Charlie did. 

Maybe Charlie really down inside, didn’t want to kill anyone? Maybe he was pressured into it? These questions and many more are what made this book great. Gomes kept so much secret throughout this book, which could possibly be used to write a sequel or some sort of short story, maybe even going back in time and following Charlie’s point of view, leading up to the shooting.   

Overall this book was amazing and I really recommend that people read this book, based on a subject which is true in today’s society. Gomes really put all her thoughts and and efforts into writing about such a sensitive subject and portrayed it beautifully. Therefore, I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.  

About the author: N.D Gomes ~ 

N.D. Gomes was born in Scotland and graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA in Media & Journalism Studies, and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Education in the US. She currently works in a public school system to increase educational opportunities for students with special needs. Previously, N.D. Gomes wrote for the London-based online student political magazine, deAlign and stage-managed student plays at the LeeStrasberg Theatre Institute in New York City where she attended for two years. She currently divides her time between the US and Scotland, but hopes to spend more time at her cottage in Hay-on-Wye in Wales. Dear Charlie is her debut novel. 

Be sure to follow the rest of the blog tour! 💙 

A copy of Dear Charlie was provided in exchange for an honest review.

The Deviants by C.J Skuse ~ Spoiler Review

The Deviants is C.J Skuse’s new YA novel, which is released TODAY!! In the UK it is published through a wonderful publishing company called Mira Ink, who never fail to release brilliant books. For more information please contact them.

If you haven’t read this book yet, please read my spoiler free review here ~ https://lushreads.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/the-deviants-by-c-j-skuse-spoiler-free-review/ 

23126437The synopsis of the book is that, since being a very young age. The Fearless Five, Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane, were inseparable. But when Max’s sister is killed, they seem to separate. After these problems, only Ella and Max are in touch, being a couple since the age of 13. But secrets are causing their relationship to slowly degrade. When old friend Corey returns back into their life, the Fearless Five are re-united. To bring revenge onto them who have hurt them.

So now, I will be discussing just some of my favourite parts of the novel.

  • The Mystery Cat – this had to be one of my favourite moments of the book, as even though it was sad that it turned out to be Corey’s cat that was the cat that died. The build up and tension to it was just perfect.
  • The Father Of The Baby Reveal – Now for me personally, I knew Zane would have something to do with this baby, but when he was revealed to be the full father of the baby, I was in pure shock. And honestly, I had to stop reading the book for a while!
  • Chapter 15 – I just loved Chapter 15, it was really fun in my opinion, for us to see Ella’s opinion on Max’s family, who are for the most part. Absolutely horrible. But the end of the chapter when Ella went upstairs to see her own boyfriend, kissing his cousin. Just ruined me, I honestly felt so shocked, and so sad for Ella.
  • Chapter 16 – Now this chapter was just once again, amazing. It was the Chapter to me, where all the cute lovey stuff happens. When Corey gets to cut Fallon’s baby’s umbilical cord, I was crying so much. As I knew that Corey really had feelings for Fallon, and to see him be such a weak-looking character at the beginning off the novel to being such a strong person.
  • Miscarriage reveal! – I never saw this coming, I knew something bad was going to happen. But I never imagined it being as bad as this. I was genuinely screaming across the house when this happened…..
  • Zane and Jessica – Then when Zane reveals that he told Jessica about Ratman and Ella, the day before she died. Which gives many people the impression that he also sexually abused her.
  • Max and Hamlin – When Max had Hamlin ‘hostage’, I honestly believed that Max would go overboard and kill Hamlin. I remember having to read certain parts of this chapter more than once, as it was just so intense.
  • Max and Ratman – When Max started going after RatMan (his dad), I knew that this was when something was truly going to go down.
  • Ella – When Ella goes near the water, I started to panic, I knew someone was going to die. But never in a million years, did I think that it would be Ella. I was in floods and floods of tears.
  • Chapter 29 – The last chapter of this book was beautiful, pure amazingness (is that a word 😛 ) I loved the act that Ella was hanging around with Jessica, it just made me so happy to know that even though, they weren’t with their friends, they were watching over them. I loved the fact that Fallon named the baby Ella, it just made me so happy (yet I was still in tears ….) When it was said that Neil had 17 years in prison, all I could do was laugh, I honestly was so glad that he got was he deserved. I loved the part where Ella waves at young Ella, it just helped lighten up the sadness in the last couple of chapters. The last part where Jessica says that its time to go, and Ella agree’s. Had me in so much tears, that I lost the page I was on. The book had been dropped due to shock and sadness!

My favourite character out of the Fearless Five was Corey as his character was something really unique and unlike anyone I have read about before. I would say he is a geeky but surprising character who can stand up to things, which people think he wouldn’t be able to. Although I loved every single character in the book, except for one (for obvious reasons when you read the book), because unlike many books where many characters come from the same backgrounds, have the same family problems ect…, this book has every sort of character and they all have different backgrounds!

I really enjoyed this book, as it took me on a rollercoaster of emotions, definitely making it into my top 5 books of the year so far! Once again, thanks to Mira Ink, and Cara Thompson for sending me an ARC of this book  ❤

P.S…. C.J Skuse, please can we have a sequel which follows another one of the Fearless Five ;P

Josh x

 

As I Descended by Robin Talley ~ Review

As I Descended is Robin Talley’s latest YA novel, this time it is a re-telling of the fabulous Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Thank you to Mira Ink, for sending me a copy of this book before the publication date (sorry the review is up a little late!) For more information on this book please contact Mira Ink.

PLEASE NOTE THE PARAGRAPHS WRITTEN IN BOLD AND ITALIC WRITING INCLUDE SPOILERS!

The synopsis of this book, despite being a re-telling of Macbeth. Is about two girls named Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten, they are the schools power couple, but one that stands between them both is, Delilah Dufrey. Who is without a doubt the most popular girl in school, and is in line to win the Cawdor Kingsley Prize. Lily and Maria are willing to do anything to ensure that Maria wins the Kingsley prize, even sabotage Delilah. When feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line between foul and fair.14423860_1813891722189105_1096069445_o

This book to me is a perfect re-telling, Robin knows where to draw the line between a re-telling and a pure copy of the original novel/play. She included the perfect amount of references to Macbeth, which to me was perfect to see, as I’m currently studying Macbeth for my English Literature GCSE.

It had the perfect amount of suspense and mysteries for a paranormal book, it kept me wondering what is happening and I even had to take breaks for me to take in what happened occasionally!

My favorite character throughout the book kept changing, but as a whole, I think Maria was most enjoyable to read about for me. She was just an overall brilliant character. And the journey we see her go on, with struggling with Lily who is the obvious Lady Macbeth, the evil person in the book. And then we have Maria, who is the Macbeth, who is good and eventually turns evil with power. So even though, Maria is the good character, I really enjoyed seeing the evil journey that she went on, with placing drugs in Delilah’s drink to killing Brandon. But my most enjoyable scene with her in, was when she found out that Lily, had passed away. As you could really see the emotional breakdown she was going through, which made me cry so much! Another thing which I should quickly mention, is that instead of the book being split into ‘Parts’, it was split into ‘Acts’ like the original play Macbeth which just made me smile so much, and each different Act had a couple of words and they all formed he sentence “In thunder, in lightning, in rain, when the hurly-burly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won.” 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and its definitely in my top 10 of 2016. I recommend this book along with her book which she released last year (What We Left Behind), I can’t wait for her new book Our Own Private Universe, to be released in early 2017.

As I Descended was 100% a 5 Star read, as for me. It never had a dull moment, and it always kept me smiling, except the end where I was crying…..
Once again, a huge thank-you to Mira Ink and Cara Thompson for sending me a copy of this brilliant book, (you always seem to publish the best books!). ❤

Josh x

 

 

Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream ~ Lush Review

So Halloween and Christmas is coming closer everyday, and I decided to review one of my favorite Lush products at this current moment. The Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream. This product is released around Halloween and Christmas time, but you can currently pick it up at the Oxford Street Store in London, which is how I picked up a bottle!

The Lord Of Misrule, has such a unique scent, which is unlike anything I have ever smelt before! The Lord Of Misrule shares it’s amazing and beautiful scent with some other Lush products which include: 14285022_1810161019228842_1825228687_o

  • Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
  • Monsters & Aliens FUN
  • Lord Of Misrule Perfume

And some other products, which may be released around the Christmas period!

I first experienced my first scent of Lord Of Misrule at Christmas 2015, at Lush in Leicester. Where I absolutely despised the scent, I honestly have no idea why! Personally, I think it was because I just wanted to get everything sweet and Snow Fairy Scented! So then I never managed to get a hold on any of the products, until a couple of months ago, I decided to look at a FUN bar called Monsters & Aliens. I smelt it, and died inside. It was so beautiful, so I instantly bought the product and decided to do some research on the product, only to find out that it’s part of the Lord Of Misrule Scent Family!!
Luckily, I went into the Oxford Street store in August and they had some Shower Creams, so I had to buy a bottle!

I believe I paid £4.95 for a 100g bottle, but trust me I will be buying a bigger one soon!!

Once on your skin, the scent will last for a long time! It will lather beautifully, which gives the green such a weird look and your skin, and will make you look like Elphaba from Wicked. No I don’t act out Defying Gravity in the shower 😉 It also makes your skin feel so soft, that you wouldn’t notice if you didn’t have a body lotion on!!

Now like most people, I am desperate to see what Lord Of Misrule Scented Products, we will get for Halloween and Christmas! I’m hoping for the Bath Bomb and maybe a Body Lotion??

Let me know down below in the comments, what Lord Of Misrule Scented Products, you want to see in the Halloween and Christmas Line-Up! Or any other products you would like to see 🙂

Josh x

 

 

 

Karma Kream ~ Lush Review

Karma Kream from Lush is by far one of the best products I have used from Lush!  It makes my skin feel soft, and ready for the day ahead, or nice and relaxed for a nice evening at  home.

This body lotion is in the same scent family with the Karma products. 14247949_1810150285896582_471579663_o

These include:

  • Karma Bubble Bar
  • Karma Perfume’s
  • Karma Komba Solid Shampoo

And many other products, which are now discontinued but may be released on the Lush Kitchen in the future!!

The current price for the 225g pot (shown in the picture) is currently £13.95

 

Now, I have a thing about body lotions. I need them to be perfect for me to be able to put them on my skin, as it’s all I smell and feel like throughout the day. For me I need the scent to be really strong and just to have a nice scent! But, I need the Lotion itself to be not too thick but not to thin, just in the middle, also not too greasy but for it, to give your skin a nice warm glow.

And Karma Kream, ticks all of those boxes for me! I find the scent to be really strong and long lasting on your skin, but I also find that it gives your skin a nice smooth finish. Which is great especially at night, when you just want to stay in and watch a movie and just be all comfy with your face mask on!

To me I find that even though it is in the Karma Scent family. It smells more like the Karma perfume products than the bath products. Which for me isn’t a problem, as I love both! But for some people, this may be an issue, as I know people that love the Bubble Bar scent but for some reason, don’t like the Perfume Scent!!

I have been using this for over a month now, and it has never failed to put a smile on my face.
I am dying for Lush to bring out some Karma Scented Products for over the Halloween and Christmas season, so that I can make my whole room smell like Karma!!

That’s all for this review, if you’ve had this product let me know in the comments and i’ll be back soon with another review!

Josh x