LUSH | Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar


LUSH, Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar £6.50

I know we all know that I am absolutely appalling when it comes to skincare in any shape or form but I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned how awful I am when it comes to moisturising, I mean I just never do it. I don't like it when you use some and then you feel all sticky and icky and have to sit there waiting for you to dry because otherwise you might get covered in dog hair - or that might just be me. There's only been a few times in my life when I've actually been good at moisturising and that's when I had a massage bar by Lush because they're just so handy and easier to use than a liquid one.

So since remembering that I went and decided to pick up a new one and the one I got was the Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, I'm not going to lie the main reason I bought this was because of the scent because oh my it really is amazing being a bit spicy from the Cinnamon and Peppermint - have I ever mentioned how I absolutely adore the scent of Peppermint? No, well I have now. 

One of the things I really love about this massage bar is the fact it's so handy and easy to use, all you have to do it pick it up and rub it over your body then rub it in a bit more with your hands meaning it's mess and fuss free, I mean who doesn't want that?! When using this it does warm up your body making you nice and warm and it can slightly start to feel like deep heat especially on your thighs and because of this reason I do recommend washing your hands after using it just in case you have a itch in a sensitive area or you're going to get a bit freaky with someone later on, neither of you need to have that warming feeling! I mean don't get me wrong it's not bad as in painful I do kind of like it but it does take some getting used to, the reason it warms you up is too help your achy muscles relax!

Since using this my skin is so much softer and I moisturise a lot more than I ever did, which lets face it is not hard! I've also been sleeping a lot better too and I'm not sure why but if I don't use this I don't sleep as well as I would if I did use it if that makes sense!

Have you ever tried a massage bar before?


Tips For Travelling In Berlin | Travel



If you haven't been to Berlin before I highly recommend that you do, so far I've only been at Christmas time but it was the most amazing experience and it's definitely the city that I've fallen in love with - I am hoping to go again soon in a different Season, or even all of them!

I've travelled in a few Cities and towns and I think that out of everywhere (including places in the UK) Berlin is one of the easiest to get around - even though as soon as I arrived in Berlin I posted a Facebook status saying that it was so hard to get around! I mean there's always some form of transport from A to B but I've decided to give you some tips just in case you decided to go and you're nervous because I sure as hell was terrified!

  • When you get to the airport get your train tickets inside the station 
  • Getting to the station is the one I found tricky, just walk outside the station and go left then there's a really long path which usually will have people walking on it just go all the way don and there is signs posted, at the end you can either go down a flight of stairs to your left or cross the road - go down the steps.
  • A all day pass from A to E (I think, all I remember is that it was from the letter the airport was in to the centre,) is €7.90 


  • Once you get your ticket you need to validate it by finding one of the red boxes like the one in the picture above and just plop it in then it stamps it for you - if you don't get this done you'll be travelling illegally!
  • With the tickets you can get get the S-Bahn (train), U-Bahn (underground), Tram or Bus.
  • Google maps is your friend! If I didn't use it when I was out there I wouldn't of found half of the places I was looking for.
  • You can basically get a train everywhere and anywhere, plus each little town is pretty small and everything is close apart so you can walk around!
  • Do take comfy shoes to walk around in, you'll be doing a lot of walking!
  • The trains run frequently so you don't have to worry about missing one, but double check before hand to be safe!
  • Everything is sign posted making it really easy.
  • The ticket machine is on every platform so buy one before you get on! They also have settings for different languages so you don't have to worry if you know any Germany.

So that's my tips for Berlin, hopefully some of them may of helped you even just a little bit!
Have you ever been to Berlin?


Mint Aero Tray Bake | Recipe


I feel like every recipe that I'm uploading at the moment is a no-bake recipe where I still can't help myself and end up calling it a bake, I just can't help myself it just sounds so much better than someone really complicated - which is the total opposite to this recipe!

If you've been reading my blog for a few weeks you would of seen that about four weeks ago I uploaded my Easy Malteser Bake recipe and well this recipe here today is basically just that with a few tweaks meaning instead of having maltesers it has Mint Aero Bubbles which I actually prefer to the Malteser one! I know people that don't like mint chocolate yet they actually enjoyed eating these, I mean I took them into work and they was just inhaled (yes, I did shove a few into my gob but that's not the point.)



Ingredients;

  • 2 tsps cocoa powder
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 250g of plain sweet biscuits, I used rich tea.
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tin of condensed milk
  • 185g mint aero bubbles cut in half, I used 1 1/2 large bags! I also chucked a few in full for added texture!
  • Green food colouring

Method;

  • Line a rectangle baking tray with baking paper.
  • Crush the biscuits in a food processor, blender or in a bag. I did the bag method so there was quite a few big chunks!
  • Poor the crushed biscuits into a bowl and add 3/4 of the mint aero bubbles.
  • Over medium heat mix the cocoa powder, milk and butter until combined. Make sure to keep stirring or the milk will burn!
  • Pour over the dry mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add to the baking tray and make sure it's flat and even.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave and add to the baking tray.
  • Add a few spoonfuls of melted chocolate into a separate bowl and add a few drops of food colouring until it makes a mint green colour.
  • Add the green mixture onto of the tray back in batches and combine with a knife, fork or toothpick to create a zigzag/marble effect.
  • Add remaining mint aero bubbles into the slice biscuit side down, it just makes them look pretty!
  • Leave in the fridge until set.
  • Cut and enjoy!

If you try this recipe please let me know by tagging me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, I'd love to see how they turn out!

The Royal Angus Hotel Birmingham | Travel



As some of you may know I recently-ish went on a little trip to Birmingham to see Melody and to also see 5 Seconds Of Summer on the UK leg of their Sounds Live Feels Live tour, it wasn't the first time that I saw them on their tour this year and it was sadly the last time I would be seeing them until next year so I decided to make this one a bit more memorable by staying in a hotel overnight - and because let's face it I wasn't going to go on a 3 hour train journey back home at 11pm at night.

Obviously we didn't want to pay a lot of money for one night so we was looking for somewhere relatively cheap so while decided that Premier Inn and Travelodge was out of the window I went onto booking.com where I usually find all my great hotel deals. I came across The Royal Angus Hotel which not only looked amazing it was also in the centre of town while still being pretty cheap, I mean why does everywhere automatically charge 3x the normal rate when you want a twin room? I like my own bed and space thanks.


By being in 'central' Birmingham it meant it was around a 10 minute walk from the Bullring which to me is still extremely central and not far too walk while being safe, although we did have a terrifying experience coming back late at night form the concert with some guys - but that's for a different post. It was really easy to get to while using google maps but we did get confused where the actual building was because we couldn't quite see the building on our right . . . 

We got a twin room and I was expecting the room to be tiny but it was a decent size with everything you would need, comfortable beds, a TV, hair dryer, bathroom, free WIFI, a safe and tea and coffee making facilities. The only downfall that I have really is that there wasn't any plug sockets near the best meaning we couldn't have our phones on charge at night while still browsing the web, oh and the beds moved so if you went to lean against it you would slide and end up falling on your tushie!

Overall I actually really enjoyed my stay here and next time I'm staying in Birmingham I'm going to come back!

If you wanted to see what we got up to while in Birmingham make sure to check out Melody's vlog of the day here.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream In Amsterdam

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Amsterdam £5.50

All things NYX related have been blowing up here in the UK recently and I think it's mainly to do with the fact Boots isn't only stocking them online anymore and they're actually available in some of their stores which makes the makeup addict in me squeal! I've never tried anything by NYX in the past but I do remember when I went to America a few years ago I was going to buy some things to try but instead I ended up spending all my money on other things, oops.

I will admit that when they was available in the UK i did want all of it just to try and I was so good not to buy everything, actually I was so good that it's taken me this long to buy anything! I wanted to try out their Soft Matte Lip Creams because I'm a huge fan of the liquid lipstick trend right now and the fact these ones try matte and are only £5.50 makes me super, super happy. I picked up the shade Amsterdam which is a beautiful true red in the tube and then when watched and transferred to the lips it's a pinky red but neither the less I love it.

In the photo above where I'm wearing Amsterdam it really doesn't do it justice (also these are my new lips - holla for lip fillers) it's just such a beautiful shade on that it's become my go to red at the moment, mainly because it doesn't look funny with my blue hair! 

I don't find this one as drying as I do with other matte lipsticks, can we get a shout out to Ruby Woo for being the most drying matte lipstick of all time, but obviously it is still going to be slightly drying with the fact it's a matte finish I just recommend using a lip scrub and balm before to make sure it doesn't cling to any dry patches. Surprisingly it doesn't come off as much as I thought it would do after eating but I do reapply a coat just to be on the safe side!

Overall I've completely fallen in love with this!

Have you tried a NYX lip cream before?

LUSH | Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub

Lush Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub £5.95

I will admit that I am awful at treating my skin right and I basically never used to exfoliate EVER and I do mean it when I say it was always once in a blue moon when I would use a body scrub of some sort, that's probably why I used to have such terrible skin . . . 

When I popped into Lush I did have in mind to pick up a body scrub of some salt even though I had no idea what I was after but this Rough With The Smooth one really caught my eye, not with how it looked though but with the scent of it because basically the scent is the exact same scent as the Lord Of Misrule shower gel that they do at Halloween which is my favourite scent of all time! Just by that fact alone I was sold but when the lovely and helpful guy started using it on my arm (don't worry he did work there!) I just started to fall asleep because of how relaxing it was and how amazing it felt on my skin, yes it does feel slightly harsh to the skin if it or your skin isn't wet enough as you would expect but oh my, it's amazing.

I don't use this every day since I'm pretty sure I read somewhere ages ago that it's bad for you so I use it ever other day and since using it there has been such a improvement in my skin! I've seen an improvement on my cellulite and all the lumps and bumps I used to have while my skin is now softer to touch, I love this so much that I've basically used it all - I'm not joking as I'm writing this I only have a few crumbs left of it so I think I ought to go out and repurchase it. I will admit that at £5.95 for one of these and how fast I've gotten through it it can be pretty expensive compared to some other body scrubs but this is honestly the only one I've used for than once so I'm willing to get into some debt for this!

Have you tried a body scrub by Lush before?

Unicorn Bark | Recipe



I feel like because my birthday has just gone I'm still in full on princess mode where no matter what I'm doing or eating I want it to be princessy and amazing so I think that's why I decided to make this Unicorn Bark, oh and because I am a massive chocolate lover!

I have actually seen quite a few people obsessing over all things magical and I do 100% think this chocolate bark looks like Unicorn vomit but that isn't really a appealing name for something you're about to shove in your gob is it, because let's face it who wants to think of sick when they're eating? Nobody that's who. This is still in my whole 'no bake' recipes where all you need is a microwave and it's still super easy to do, I mean extremely easy and quick that I could just whip it up in a few minutes. 

I didn't put any weights or amounts below because I can't remember what I used but you can do whatever you want with it whether it's changing the colours or the toppings, anything will work!




Ingredients;

  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Edible Silver Balls
  • White Chocolate
  • pink and blue food colouring

Method;

  • Microwave the chocolate in a bowl until melted, be careful not to burn the chocolate so do it in short 30 second intervals!
  • Put some of the melted chocolate into two separate bowls then mix them with the food colourings.
  • Pour the plain white chocolate onto some greaseproof paper on a baking tray.
  • Add the coloured chocolate in drops them mix in a marble effect with a knife, fork or toothpick.
  • Throw on all the toppings in any way, then pop into the fridge until set.
  • When set break the chocolate bark with your hands and enjoy!
If you give this recipe a go make sure to let me know how it goes!
Are you a fan of Unicorns?

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