Last week, I was looking through the lush website; at the things available in the kitchen, when I decided to treat myself. I was originally going to buy a limited shower gel but then decided on some other items instead. I absolutely love the brand and its views on animal testing. So without further ado, here is my LUSH haul.
Happy Hippy shower gel, one of my favourites for summer!
Dream Time bath melt, a new one for me; which I hope will be a relaxing bedtime treat.
Twilight bath bomb – I used this the minute I oped the box hehe, so lovely!
Veganese hair conditioner. I’ve been on the search for a decent vegan conditioner for a while, could this be it?
Titsy Tosty bath bomb, I love the real roses in this!
Rose Jam Bubbleroon, it’s so glittery…
Dirty Toothy Tabs – I’ve never tried LUSH’s toothy tabs before (I usually use co-op toothpaste) but I’m gonna give them a try; there will be a review in the coming weeks.
Big Blue bath bomb, this looks like it has crystals? We shall see…
Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment bath melt – I may use this one tonight.
What’s your favourite LUSH product? Let me know in the comments below x
This is what I wore in August, not pictured is my juju cup which I used on my 2nd day.
The overnights (above) I used were; a babas mum 10″, a fluffy little pickles 10.5″ and a my bear bottom 11.5″. All were minky topped.
I only used 3 this month, however, the heavies I used were; an 8″ rainbows grace, a 9″ Chelsea bee creations and an 11″ babas mum – all were cotton topped.
Pictured above are all the moderates I used in August, listed in order from left to right:
– 8″ Yurtcraft, cotton topped
– 8″ Huggally Wuggally, cotton topped
– 9″ Dinky Dot Bots, minky topped
– 9.5″ Vintage Country Corner, cotton jersey topped
– 10″ Little Pumpkin Store, cotton topped
– 10″ Honour Your Flow, cotton velour topped
– 11″ Dinky Dot Bots, cotton jersey topped
– 11″ Huggally Wuggally, minky topped
– 11.5″ Beckys Bappies, cotton jersey topped
– 11.5″ Ruby’s Place, cotton jersey topped
What’s your go to brand or style of pad? Let me know in the comments below x
There are many benefits to ‘wearing’ your baby; for both mother and child. It is also great for child-minders, dads, carers and relatives too! Although I am not a parent I love being able to wear my cousin when doing things round the house and on days out when he is too sleepy. Besides all the beautiful wrap and carrier designs here are some of the benefits:
· Brilliant bonding time for mum, dad or carer and baby – skin to skin contact is especially important in the first few months.
· Hands free – so you can do whatever you need; whether it be eat, clean or cook – especially great for those times baby or toddler is especially clingy and you have lots to do!
· You can spend time on family days out with all kids; and not have to worry about your little one if they are tired.
· Easier to get public transport out and about – Most buses require buggies to be folded to go in the hold and on the London tubes it’s not easy to get your buggy around; plus lots of steps!
· Saves space – no need to think about the accommodating the buggy when packing the car.
· Easy breastfeeding access – baby wearing mums are more likely to successfully breastfeed as it helps babies posture and forms a close bond.
· Reflux – eases discomfort which accompanies reflux after feeding.
· Perfect if you want to go somewhere unsuitable for buggies – from brimham rocks and mountain climbs to theme parks and dog walks.
Do you baby-wear? If yes, whats you favorite carry & carrier? If no, would you consider it? Let me know in the comments x
N.B – all the photographs included had permission from the mamas.
- Thankyou to all the lovely ladies from the slings and things discussion group 🙂 x
Today, I have someone talking about a cause that hit home, please read on, much love – Sophie x
Hi All! This is a different sort of post, but one that I hope will be well received.
A little over a year ago, my younger sister was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She went through Chemo and was in remission, but earlier this month we found out that her lymphoma has returned and is now metastatic. She is gearing up for surgery, radiation and more chemo- and we are rallying around her as she fights this again.
In September, we (family and friends) are participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk to raise funds to support research to end blood cancers. This is a cause close to my heart- my sister is a survivor and continues to fight Lymphoma, and my father in law lost his life to Leukemia.
In the next few weeks I will be adding a section to my Etsy shop called Light The Night. All of the pads in this section will be a beautiful purple OBV. 100% of the funds raised from the sale of these pads will go towards our teams fundraising efforts.
If you are interested in trying OBV, or if this cause is something you would like to support, please keep your eye on my shop.
N.B – all items purchased writing ‘CCE’ in the notes to seller section will have an added $2 donation from myself. x
Given the great British tradition of unreliable summer weather, it is sometimes necessary to bring the outdoors indoors. When you think of scents that just scream summer you would probably imagine freshly cut grass, sicilian lemon groves, ripe fruit and country gardens. I’m here today to laugh in the face of clouds and drizzle and tell you a bit about some gorgeous summer selections by handmade British candle company, Harpers Candles.
Harper’s Candles is a small company, based in Hull, run by a lovely lady called Victoria. The candles are made of 100% soya wax and all materials are both eco friendly and sustainably sourced. I was introduced to these candles last Christmas when one popped up in my The Vegan Kind box and I’ve been hooked ever since. Not only is the packaging ridiculously cute and quirky (and always featuring Flora the Jack Russell), but the fragrances really are wonderful and carry beautifully through the home.
The full range on offer features anything from fresh and floral to patisserie and aromatics but the scents I’m enjoying most this season are from their Harper’s & Home collection:
Italiana – A sunshine fresh blend of summer herbs, citrus & florals.
Cut Grass – Go outside in the summer, cut your lawn, sniff – that’s what this candle smells like.
Raspberry & Rose – Strong, ripe raspberries with glorious floribunda roses.
I love it when a business really lets their personality shine through and Harper’s Candles does this with gusto (just read their ‘About’ page). Their products are eco-friendly and accredited by The Vegan Society. The quality really is brilliant and the fragrances heavenly. The double wick ensures an even burn, with minimal soot, and each 210g candle yields approximately 20hrs of burn time. As well as their seasonal selections, Harper’s have an extensive core range available all year round, with something for everyone. More recently, they are offering up personalised candles for weddings and other events. These candles also make great gifts. Harper’s candles are £8 each or 3 for £20. For more information on Harper’s and to browse their full selection go to harperscandles.com
N.B – This post is not sponsored.
So, in the world of RUMPS (which stands for reusable menstrual products) the there is a lot of controversial statements made about the health benefits of using RUMPS over disposables which really has no scientific evidence to back it up.
For example; we have all heard that using RUMPS will make your periods shorter, more regular and a lot lighter. For some women this does happen as they start to use RUMPS, however, this has not medically proven. If it has happened for you, I sincerely envy you but nothing has happened to my period since I started using RUMPS.
Here is another myth in the world of RUMPS – “Using disposable pads and tampons will give you cancer and you will die” No, no they won’t. The reasoning behind this erroneous statement? During the bleaching process of pads and tampons, a toxin called dioxin is formed. Dioxin is a known carcinogen, but there is, in fact,one hundred times more dioxin is a beef steak than there is in a disposable pad.
“Disposable pads and tampons will cause you to contract endometriosis or PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)” Really? Are you sure because you’re very wrong. Come on people? Who would actually believe this?? You cannot ‘contract’ endometriosis or PCOS for a start and in no way could disposables actually do this to you.
Don’t get me wrong, I love RUMPS and have been trying to convert people to them for just about a year now, but I don’t want people’s minds to be poisoned by disposable companies nor crazy RUMPS activists.
Of course, we’ve all heard that cloth and cups are expensive and need attention; but they are definitely cheaper in the long run. I would spend about £15 ($ 23.27 or € 20.92) per month and that’s £4 ($ 6.21 or € 5.58) more than a Me Luna menstrual cup. Cloth pads are far more comfy than disposables and there is a huge range of fabrics that you can choose from to suit you. Personally, I love minky and organic bamboo velour topped pads because they’re super soft. Although cloth pads need cleaning, they are worth it. They come in so many pretty prints, colours, lengths and in so many absorbency levels that it’ll make your head spin.
I fell that when I started to use RUMPS that I became so much more in tune with my body and found parts of my body that I never even knew existed! For example, if you asked me last year wat a cervix was, I probably would have laughed at you and asked you how you made that word up. Whereas now, I know everything thing there is to know about my cervix.
The thing I hated most about tampons was the wet string. There are two kinds of people when it comes to tampons. Those who get wet strings and those who lie about it. Not only do you get wet strings but they make your cave of wonders dryer than skin in the winter (super dry). None of these things happen when you use a cup.
Adding to this, RUMPS make your period nicer with the use of pretty prints and beautiful colours, so mentally you begin to not dread when your uterus ninjas arrive. Which makes your period less of something to worry about.
In conclusion, love your cuterus! After all you only get one. However bad your period gets, remember that it will end! So embrace your pain and eat another pint of ice cream, because you deserve it girl!
Your fairy flowmother,
The Flow Fairy x