20/10/2014

My Week #4


Todays post is a summary of the past couple of weeks and mainly my birthday weekend. My birthday was the 5th of October which was good as I knew I'd definitely get a lie in as it was a Sunday. Last year I went home for my birthday weekend but this year I decided to stay at university and do some things here.

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1- The Goose Fair - this is a fair that comes to Nottingham every year and is supposed to be one of the biggest fairs in Europe. Last year we never got round to going so we made an effort to go this year, we went on the evening of my actual birthday so it was quite chilly but I think it was better at night because of all the lights. I only went on one ride in the end as they were quite expensive plus I had just eaten a load of pasta and didn't fancy being sick.

2- Me cutting my birthday cake, my friends surprised me and got a cake for after our meal, I had half guessed they might do this but it got to after the meal and nothing had happened so I forgot about it and then just as I was suggesting we get the bill the cake came out. It was super yummy!

3- The food I ate for my Birthday meal. I decided to go to Prezzo as I had never been there before and their pasta looked good. I was greedy and chose the option where you could have two pastas instead of just one. I'm surprised that I managed to eat nearly all of it. I would definitely go back to eat there again. 

4- Birthday cards! Most of my cards were sent straight to my house at university so I was able to put them up on my actual birthday. 

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5- More food! My friend Kavita came to visit me for the day because it was my birthday and after wondering around Nottingham for a while we decided to eat and The Slug and Lettuce. The food was nicer than I thought it would be, we both ended up having the Italian Chicken.

6- Birthday presents, my uni friends clubbed together to get me a Chanel lipgloss which I am very excited about, I don't want to use it though as it looks to pretty! Kavita and my other friend Bhoomica both got me the Mac palette and Cranberry eyeshadow, a mac eye palette was on my wish list so I was extremely happy and am hoping to fill it up more when I go to New York.

7 - Dessert at The Slug and Lettuce, I chose the raspberry and white chocolate cheese cake, it was quite small but I was glad at the time as I was pretty full from my main.

8- We went out the night before my birthday so by the time we actually got to the club it was my birthday and my friends decided to sing happy birthday to me and see if we could jump the queue (we could't) , before we left I made sure I had some Polaroid's from the night.

So that's what I got up to over my Birthday week, it was nice having my birthday before all the deadlines for work began. I'm currently working on my first essay which is due next Monday but will hopefully have another blogpost soon.

Sophie x

14/10/2014

Lush Christmas Event

This post is a bit late going up so apologies. On the third of October I was invited to the Nottingham Lush's Christmas event, this was the first ever blogging event I'd attended so I was very excited but also quite nervous as I didn't know anyone else who was going.

It turned out to be a great evening, we were shown a lot of demonstrations of some of the new products. We were first shown a demonstration of 'Sparkly Pumpkin' which I think is really cute, I think they'd be great to use a decorations around the house for Halloween, plus they'd make your house smell really good. Then we shown 'Sparkler', which can be seen in the picture below, it was extremely glittery!


We then went to explore the new Christmas products, all of which were lovely and smelt great, it got to the point where I couldn't tell the difference between any of the bath bombs as I'd smelt so many! We were given a demonstration of 'Yog Nog' which has a warm and spicy scent, it also reminded me slightly of toffee. I don't usually think about buying soaps but I would consider buying this one in the future. Another new product was the 'First Snow' sparkly dusting powder, we were told that this could be used to give your skin a slight shimmer or as dry shampoo. Another product that stood out for me was the 'Celebrate' body lotion, this had one of my favourite scents, it's very citruses and contains lime oil and Brazilian orange oil. I tested it on my hand and it left my skin feeling super soft.


The gift sets were also amazing! There was one called '12 Days Of Christmas' which was like an advent calendar with different sections for each product, the great thing about it is that you'd be able to reuse it afterwards to keep new lush products in. Another gift set that caught my eye was called 'The Nightingale' which contains 20 products, the packaging was what I was drawn to as it was quite Art Deco and fairytale like.

Unfortunately I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked, I ended up just taking my phone rather than my camera and got a bit carried away smelling products rather than photographing them!


We were kindly allowed to pick three things to put on our wish list and take home with us, after much debating and wondering around the shop I chose to take home 'Star Light, Star Bright' which is a bath melt, 'Drummers Drumming' a bubble bar and 'Santa's Lip Scrub'. I have to say I am most excited about the lip scrub as it's been on my wish list for a very long time plus it tastes of cola!

All in all it was a great evening and I'll definitely be back at Lush soon to stock up on some of the new products, mainly for friends though as I only have a bath in my university house and not at home (sad face).

What's your favourite product from the Lush Halloween and Christmas ranges?

Sophie x

09/10/2014

Quick Update

You may have noticed a lack of posts for the last week or so, this is because I'm now back at university. I went out every night in the first week other than the Friday night so spent most of each day in bed sleeping (when else can I get away with being that lazy?!). Lectures started last week so I've been getting back into the swing of things, I'm hoping to get back to blogging next week although I probably won't post as much. I'm hoping to post at least once a week. I have every Tuesday off and every other Wednesday so I should be able to schedule some blogging in on these days.

I also joined the gym on Wednesday, something I never thought I would do as I'm very lazy but I need to shift the extra rolls I gained over summer! Hopefully I'll actually make the most of it!

I'm also planning on doing a new university room tour post but my rooms don't quite decorated fully yet, plus it's quite messy at the moment with plastic bags from shopping trips all over the floor. That's one good (or bad) thing about living nearer to the city centre - more shopping!

Hopefully be back to blogging properly soon
Sophie x


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