Two Hearts Beating As One Bath Melt Review

Two Hearts Beating As One was the one Lush product that I was most intrigued about when the Valentine’s Day collection was first released. I honestly think that the Valentine’s collection is one of my most favourite that they release each and every year. I love Unicorn Horn. I love the Prince Charming Shower Cream. I especially love Lover Lamp but this year it’s the bath melt that stole my heart. Damn you cupid!

Alone bath melts don’t provide you with a huge extravagant display perhaps just some added colour but they can easily been thrown into your bubble bath or used to create a cocktail with another bath bomb to create an enhanced scent. They are usually packed full of butters and essentials oils that ripple through your bath to create waters that feel silky and smooth once you immerse  your body in the water. These butters and essential oils softens and hydrates the skin so much so that you don’t really need to moisturise. I occasionally use Frozen with Razzle Dazzle because the two together smell like a tropical paradise.

The scent of Two Hearts smells totally unique and different compared to other scents in Lush. It is floral and sweet but not so strong as other bath melts. It goes really well with the Cupid Bath Bomb that they have also released this year. It has ylang ylang and rose oils to give it the floral scent whilst the almond oils, apricot kennel oils and cocoa butters hydrate and nourish the skin. The bath melt can be split into two; one for your best friend or partner and the other for you, or you could treat yourself and throw the whole thing in at once. If you have time to pick one up before they disappear for the rest of the year, I highly suggest picking one up.

Have your triedTwo Hearts Beating As One yet? What’s your thoughts? Let me know in the comments.

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My Self Care Routine

I have recently had a hellish week. I have tried to stay away from social media all together and I was tempted to not blog at all but I think it’s important to document this part of my life. As you all know, Edd and I were both excited about the prospect of moving out – well so I thought! He nearly broke up with me until I decided it will be better to see how we feel in two weeks. It broke me.

I didn’t expect it and that’s what the worst part is. He told me he has been unhappy and now I have questioned the whole relationship. He was my world. I was happy with him and I honestly couldn’t imagine this happening to us. It’s left me feeling completely rubbish and down. I thought I would talk about a couple of things that I’ve done to help make the heartache a little less painful.

Take some time to pamper yourself

I don’t know about you but that moment that you turn off the light, burn some candles and soak in a hot bubble bath with relaxing music on makes me feel ten times happier! I crumbled up some Unicorn Horn, thrown in my all-time favourite Lover Lamp Bath Bomb and added a couple drops of Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Restoring Senses Bath Oil* and dipped myself in the bath. The Moroccan Rose Oil is such a calming, stress-reliving aroma. It left my skin feeling moisturised and nourished. It has argan oil which is rich in vitamins to help protect the skin whilst the jojoba oil enhance the skin’s natural suppleness and elasticity.  My family must have thought I nearly drowned in that bath cause I was probably in there for a good three hours or more…

Once I jumped out the bath, before throwing on my snuggly pyjamas, I applied the Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose & Shea Butter Body Repairing Cream*. This stuff is amazing! The shea butter is rich in vitamins leaving your skin feeling super soft and hydrated whilst the apricot kennel oil is amazing for dry and sensitive skins. I have quite bad eczema so I am wary about trying new skincare products incase it flares up but half a week later and my skin has never felt so nourished and soft.

Keep yourself busy

I spent time with my cousin yesterday. I saw his new house and spent time sorting his internet out. He helped me by keeping my mind off how I was feeling. For those few hours I forgot about how hurt I was. I came back home, changed my bedding and sorted my room out. I took old photos down and lit a couple of tea light candles. Although I didn’t get to sleep until 3.45am, I managed to fall asleep. I didn’t need to worry about blowing the tea lights out because I knew they wouldn’t be burning for ages anyway. Organise paperwork, paint your nails, read blogs, watch YouTube, do anything apart from text him/her or look at old photos! I spent my nights reading books. Anyone who knows me will understand that I am not a fast reader but I managed to get through Charlotte Crosby’s Me Me Me and Catherine Bennetto’s How Not To Fall In Love Actually which I highly recommend for anyone going through a breakup or is on a relationship break.

Watch all the movies and TV series you want

Not only will they be a great distraction but they might actually provide some kind of laughter or advice that you could use. This week I treated myself to How To Be Single and Bridget Jones’s Baby. I have watched them so many times that I probably know the words to both of them backwards by now. I have also spent the evenings when I have struggled to sleep watching Gossip Girl. It’s made me feel so much better!

Eat anything! 

Are you wanting to finish that packet of Texas BBQ Pringles? Do it! Fancy a tub of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream? Treat yo’self! Allow yourself to eat whatever you want without caring. We are girls. We are allowed to binge eat when our emotions are uncontrollable. If it makes you feel any better I started the week of without eating anything after three days and a rush into hospital cause I was dehydrated I pigged out. I ate a McDonald’s, three share bag Cadbury Twirl Bites, two tubes of Pringles, a bag of popcorn and a large pizza from Dominoes. Oh and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s or two or three.

Write down everything your feeling

I have kept a notebook by my side. It’s given me the chance to right down everything that was running through my mind. If your going through a relationship break you could have a chance to read it back to them. It will explain exactly how you feel. If you have actually broken up with your boyfriend/girlfriend then it’s there to read back. Guaranteed it will probably give you a million reasons to not get back with them. It is harder when you feel as though they haven’t done anything wrong but in time you will find at least one fault that you wouldn’t have thought about in the first couple of days.

Cry your little heart out

It’s okay to cry. You won’t be judged. Your hurting and it’s normal to cry. Edd left some of his things at mine, one of which his is hoody and every night I have sprayed his aftershave all over the hood, snuggled into it and cried myself to sleep. Letting it all out has really helped and after a couple of days you probably won’t have any tears left to cry anyway.

Take a break from social media 

I haven’t really done this but I haven’t been as active as usual. I could lie to you and say that I haven’t snooped on Edd’s profiles at all but like I said I would be lying to you. I can’t help it. At first it was every time I switched on my phone but now it’s not as often. Of course I want to know what he has been doing. He has been a big part of my life for so long so it’s natural. However, they advise you to block them! Do what you feel is best for your situation.

Have you got any tips for dealing with a relationship break or even a break up? I am currently sorting things out with Edd so fingers crossed we will be okay. Let me know in the comments.

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Alchemy Oils Alma Hair Remedy Review*

I don’t know about you but with all the hair styling and heat that has been thrown at my hair in full force, it’s left feeling quite dry so when the lovely team at Alchemy Oils wanted to send me one of their Hair Remedy Oils, I jumped at the chance. All of the oils that they sell are packed full of nutrients that help to achieve various things depending on the oil.

I decided to go for the Alchemy Oils Alma Hair Remedy as the blend of coconut, avocado and argan oils help to promote growth, strengthen and condition hair. It also contains a splash of lemon oil to shine and naturally cleanse the hair. It all sounds wonderful and I couldn’t wait to give it a go. Amla is a powerful hair tonic from the Indian Gooseberry. It is known to stimulate the hair follicle to encourage growth. It nourishes the hair by adding strength and sheen, cleansers the scalp to prevent dandruff and provides the perfect environment for long and healthy hair. The vitamin C can help to treat dry, itchy scalps because is it very rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants carry anti-ageing mechanisms that prevent grey hairs.

Firstly, you can use the remedy as a light serum which is what I tried first. I washed my hair as usual and instead of using the Paul Mitchells Serum that I have been using for months. I put the tiniest amount of oil on my hand, rubbed it between my palms and smoothed through the ends of my hair. The first thing  I noticed was how good is smells! If any of you are familiar with the citrus scented bath bombs from Lush then you will love the scent of this because it’s so uplifting and the scent lasts all day because it’s so strong. After drying my hair and styling it for the day – it looked a lot shinier and smoother. I have been trying to delay washing my hair so that it can grow. I’ve heard that this technique works best. Using the oil as a serum, delayed my usual wash by an extra day because my hair still looked smooth and healthy.

Next up, I tried it as a hair mask. I applied a generous amount of oil all over my hair, working from the roots to the tips, and massaged it into the scalp. I left it on over night and then washed it out with my usual shampoo and conditioner. Even whilst I was in the shower, my hair felt a lot more smooth and nourished. When my hair was fully it dried, it looked beautiful! The shine was gorgeous and healthy. It felt super light and really clean.

Overall, I definitely think that the oil worked best as an overnight mask rather than a serum but either way it made my hair look so healthy. One thing I do have to say is that I wish it had a pump or something so it was easier for the product to come out of the bottle. To get the smallest amount, I had to put my whole hand on top of the bottle and make sure that I carefully lifted it away without getting to much product. This is really the only negative thing I have to say about the product and other than that I loved it. The packaging is very luxurious and the effects it has on my hair is amazing. The oil retails at £27.00 and can be purchased from their website alchemyoils.co.uk.

Have you ever tried one of the Alchemy Oils? What’s your thoughts?

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