Showing posts from December, 2017

Why they say that I was asking for it.

Let me introduce you to V. 

V is a 31 year old man. He has a wife, and he has two kids. V comes from a country whose culture I don't understand.
When he first started working with us, I thought he was coming on too strong; like with his jokes and all. However, my friend told me that maybe that's their way of being friends. So, I let my guard down and allowed him to walk me home one night.
So far so good.
One day, a few days after my breakup, I find myself stranded in the town where my ex lived because my friend decided to ditch me last second. I was worried about being there alone, and I didn’t have time to go home and go back to work (since I worked in that town). So, I texted V because he had been telling me we should hang out outside of work.
We met at McDonald's because that is where I was sat. He sits directly next to me and starts to stroke my thigh. And being very dominant, and he was just not taking no for an answer. Luckily for me though, he didn't do anythin…

Lush Review : Experimenter Bath Bomb

This one may have been a bad bomb.
The Experimenter bath bomb is one of the most talked about bath bomb on my social media, followed by the Intergalactic bath bomb. After seeing all the hype about it I just HAD to try it, but ,I must say, I was semi disappointed.
The exterior of this design will catch anyone's eye with its multicoloured facet and it's hexagon shape. These bright colours are - I guess- meant to indicate the bright coloured streak of water that will cover the surface of your bathtub once The Experimenter starts to dissolve. However, when it came to using my own Experimenter bath bomb, I found that the colours were not as vibrant as I had seen in other reviews. Instead, I got a few bright (ish) colours that immediately swirled together to create a murky grey colour. Was it just my bath bomb that did this or is it the intended outcome? I do have a hunch that mine dissolved rather quickly; therefore, ruining the slow effect of the colours streaming across the surfa…

Sometimes… I wish I wasn't considered attractive.

The title of this post sounds like I'm about to go on a huge rant about all the guys wanting me.
*Queue OMG by Little Mix*
When I was younger, I was always jealous of my best friend because she used to have all of the attention from guys. She was never single. Everyone wanted her.
Then there was me suffering from Trichotillomania, having bald patches, and being considered ugly. I never got male attention when I was younger. I even used to post photos online of me with a wig as an attempt to get guys to notice me. My self-esteem was at an all-time low.
Flashforward 6 years…I have grown my hair. The simple fact that I have grown my hair meant that I had more self-esteem. I walked the streets with confidence, not with fear of judging eyes.
But being considered confident and beautiful by the society around meant that I got male attention. At first, I was over the moon- like I had achieved a goal. But to males that I got attention from, I wasn't beautiful. I was 'hot'. I wa…

Lush Review : Yellow Submarine bath bomb

"We all live in a yellow submarine. Yellow submarine, yellow submarine"

Now that I have inserted The Beatles in this review, I can proceed to the actual blog post. Today , as you can see from the title, I am going to review the bath bomb called Yellow Submarine by Lush. I had an idea of the what this bath bomb would look like as the lovely sales assistant at Lush Oxford Street had shown me and my friend a demonstration.

As the Yellow Submarine bath bomb comes into contact with the water it creates a thick layer of foam of yellow and pink (the design's colours). It floats for a short time, travelling across the water, before turning over as if sinking. Yellow Submarine continues to release foam, mixing the colours in the water to create a rich rusty orange.

The Yellow Submarine bath bomb is made from a mixture of orange, coriander and lemongrass. You would expect it to have a rich citrusy smell. However, the combination of the ingredients creates a subtle fruity scent that…

My Story with Trichotillomania

This nightmare started at the age of 10.

If you have been reading my blog or following me on Twitter, then you know that I have Trichotillomania. To this day, we're not sure what triggered my mind to start pulling my hair. The best guess we have is that I went through some emotional turmoil at the age of 10 that may have stressed me out too much: My best friend moved to another country, and I had a little sister.
The first person to find out about my hair pulling was my Nanna. We were sat in her room and I decided to mention to her that I seem to have a patch of bald hair. I didn't tell her or anyone that I was pulling it out. Obviously, she freaked out and let my mother know.
I was taken to a dermatologist, and he diagnosed me with Alopecia. This doctor literally told my mum that my virtual horse game was stressing me out too much. I was banned from playing it. *sobs*  I was told to use some regrowth shampoo but was prescribed not medication.
Around the age of 11, I started to…

Lush Review : Cheer up Buttercup bath bomb

I saved this bath bomb for when I truly needed it the most.
For the past few weeks I have been surviving my life instead of living it. Every day I went to work then I came home to  sleep. My mood was constantly bad. For a few days, I thought that I'd have a relapse and break my 34 days streak of not pulling my hair out. But I did relapse. It was only one hair but it broke my streak, and snapped me out of it.
I needed to take a break, so I took a day off. Screw the money when my mental health is suffering. On this day off, I finally made use of my Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb from Lush.

The Cheer Up Buttercup is yellow in colour and it displays a few Blue Cornflower petals that float around when this bath bomb is dissolved. I love that they used yellow as a main colour for this bath bomb because yellow really is a happy colour that can cheer you up. If that's not enough to cheer you up, once dissolving the yellow layer of the bath bomb, the pink layer on the inside starts to di…

Lush review : 2017 Halloween Exclusives

Hello, welcome to another review that I am posting way too late; thus, it is not fulfilling its purpose on showing you wonderful products that you can buy :)

Why do I always get the bad bath bombs?
Ectoplasm jelly bath bomb is part of the Halloween range that Lush brought out this year. Unfortunately, I think these are not on sale anymore. However, I am still going to tell you a little bit about it.
First thing's first, I love the design of this bath bomb. The larger part of it is a lovely dark purple; however, it has cream round shapes. There is one round shape that is actually a ghost. I think that this makes the bath bomb fit the Halloween and spooky theme. Obviously, the name Ectoplasm also gives this bath bomb a fitting theme for Halloween. The scent held by the Ectoplasm jelly bath bomb is a blend of Grapefruit Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, and Tangerine Oil. However, although you expect a very fruity, as soon as I smelled the aroma around me I was reminded of that sweet smell that yo…

Christmas Gift Ideas (Blogger edition)

One of the great thing about being in the blogger community is that many bloggers have their own online stores. Most people are not aware of these stores since they're not run by large companies. However, being a part of the blogging community means that I have knowledge about these stores and the treasures that they have for sale.
So, I have decided to promote some of these little stores since Christmas is just around the corner, and because they are amazing.

Flip through any magazine, and you can find the Horoscope page. Many people take their Horoscope seriously, and many people are simply extremely proud of their zodiac. MYFAIRPIXEL creates Luxury Pen & Ink Illustration Prints of zodiac signs! They are rather inexpensive, and they are shipped worldwide.  MYFAIRPIXEL also creates Abstract Expressionist prints, and other various watercolor prints.  One of my favourite prints that she can offer is the Custom Pet Portrait Luxury Pen & Ink Illustration Print. I believe tha…

Book review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Give me the homosexual stories! (I am not weird, okay? I just love stories between same-sex individuals) Ok, Maybe I am weird.

Carry on is a magical novel written by Rainbow Rowell. Carry On narrates the story of Simon and Baz, and their friends; characters originally found in Rowell's novel 'Fangirl'. Each chapter is in a different character's point of view,  narrating in the first person. If you've read Fangirl then you would know that there are 2 mentioned couples; one in the original Gemma T. Leslie - Simon Snow series and the second couple stems from the imagination of Cath and portrayed in her fanfiction.

A debate that I have come across is that Carry On has multiple aspects from Harry Potter, and although I used to disagree upon reading it again, I have to agree that many things are similar to the Harry Potter series. However, although the core element of certain characters seem to be as in Harry Potter, (e.g The Mage and Simon's relationship and Harry and …