Lush Review: Christmas penguin bubble bar

 I love this bubble bar!! It smells just like the pop in the bath bubble bar, which is my favourite lush product.
It turned the bath a really lovely but not in your face light blue, and with all the white bubbles, I felt like I was in some kind of winter wonderland!.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who cant handle the really strong scents, but also someone who just wants to relax.

Amesmames xx

Book Review: Girl Online and Love Tanya

I have been looking forward to reading these books, as soon as I found out that Zoe and Tanya were writing books. I was given Girl Online as a Christmas present, and Love Tanya as an early birthday present. I am SUPER proud of my two favorite Bloggers/You-tubers!!!

 Love Tanya:
I really like this book, it has heaps of great advice, and gives you an insight into her life. It was really well written, and even though she had a bit of help, which she admitted, you could tell that Tanya had put a lot of work into it. It was really cool to find out her story, and how she got to the place she is now. Really the book is a celebration of the things she loves, and the fears, and anxiety that she has overcome. It was quite similar to the Lauren Conrad books, Beauty, and Style, two of my favorite books!

 Girl Online:
Another great book. It had a really cute story, and although it wasn't like an autobiography you could sort of see how blogging had helped Zoe, as the main character was very similar to her. Not gonna lie, some parts were slightly cliche, but on a whole it was a really lovely story, with good morals. This book was ghost written as well only Zoe did not admit to it. But you could see in all her vlogs and things, that she had put a lot of effort into it, and I think she really tried her best. I really like it, and am looking forward to the next book

Amesmames xx

P.s. I'm thinking about doing my top ten reads, let me know what you think

22 February

Four years ago today a terrible earthquake ripped through Christchurch leaving it in ruins.It doesn't seem that long ago but at the same time it feels like a decade. I remember exactly where I was when it happened, and every little detail afterwards. My story isn't all that dramatic, and I didn't lose anyone close to me, thank goodness, but I thought I would share my story.

I was walking across the court at school, over to my friends, when the world around me began shaking. It grew and grew into a huge earthquake. I remember not knowing what to do or where to go, so I ran and clung onto a pole for dear life. The teachers quickly rushed us to our classrooms where we sat and waited. We were sent out in pairs to get our bags, I watched people go out waiting for my turn. When it was my turn the next big aftershock arrived. Me and my buddy grabbed our bags, and ran back to the classroom.

I probably sat there for half an hour before my mum came and picked my and my siblings up. There was silt everywhere! We left school and went to one of our family friends houses where my mother and younger siblings had been at the time. My older sister was at a different school, and arrived later on. The only person who had not arrived was my dad. He was at his office right in the center of town, one of the places where the earthquake hit worst.

For the first few hours we couldn't get a hold of him. No one was really sure what was going, until dad finally managed to call mum. He was stuck in his building 17 stories up, not sure how, or when he and his workmates would get out. They were not top priority, because none of them were injured, and they could be put off for a while. I remember hiding under the table, where no one could see me, and crying not sure when or if my dad would ever come home. I seems silly now because it was almost definite that he would, but I was so scared at the time.

We all sat and watched TV in horror as they slowly showed more, and more of the damage, so many deaths, so much beautiful architecture destroyed, and so much fear spread around the city. My dad was eventually rescued by a crane, and we got to watch the whole rescue on TV. We stayed off school for two weeks, and for at least one week the only thing that appeared on the news was Christchurch. My dads story was shared in a magazine, and we all got our picture in it, so there you go, my claim to fame.

Four years on a lot has changed, I have grown in confidence, and Christchurch has slowly but surely started rebuilding. We have all become a closer community, and have more respect for each other. I was extremely lucky to walk away with everyone I loved still around, hopefully for years more. I will remember this and be thankful for the rest of my life, and every year say a silent prayer for those who were lost that tragic day. But I will also remember how much life can change in a few seconds, and be that much more prepared.

Sorry for such a deep post, but I wanted to share my respects, See you next time.

Amesmames xx

Luxury Lush Pud Review

 This bath bomb is soo nice! It smells really nice, like i almost wanted to eat it, it smelt so good. When I dropped it in the bath all the coloured bits came out and fizzed on their own, which I really liked. It was like having lots of mini bath bombs all in one.

 It fizzed away quite quickly, and left the bath a pink that wasn't as bright as the bomb before it was dropped in the bath, but still a lovely colour.

The bath was just super relaxing, and made me feel calm, and inspired. It also kinda stuck with the valentines theme this week ;)

I would definitely recommend this to anyone, it was relaxing, nice colour, smellt nice, and was everthing I would look for in a bath bomb. But it was limited addition meaning you can only get it at Christmas time :( hopefully it will be there next year!

Amesmames xx

The Best Time of Day

One of my favourite things, in the world, is sunset and dusk. I just love long drawn out summer evenings with long mild walks with the family, and church events spent in gardens with friends talking until dark. But I also love cozy winter evening, watching classic movies or reading till the wee hours in the morning all wrapped up in blankets.

Everything just feels better in the evening, when the day is winding down, and there's nothing to worry about. I guess it's also because when I was little at Christmas time my whole family used to sit out and talk till ten which at the time was VERY late. I feel like when you talk at dusk, you just talk about all the deep stuff, and become inspired for the next day, or week.

I don't know what makes it a better time to plan, read, and watch, but I just love it :)

Amesmames xx

P.s Lush review tomorrow hopefully ;)

Valentines Lush Review

 The Lush valentines stuff came out, and I got my self to the nearest lush store as fast as possible. I could only buy two so I bought the; Love Locket Bath Bomb, and the Floating Flower Bath Bomb. So I was super excited to have two nice relaxing baths, in a row on the weekend, and then we had athletics day at school, and I got sooo sun burnt!! Mum decided to keep me home from school the next day. I was so sun burnt that I couldn't have a lush bath on the weekend/valentines day!

Floating Flower Bath Bomb:
This one smells AMAZING!! It is super floral, and quite strong, but not overpowering. When you put it in your bath, it leaves a vibrant, colorful foam, which I loved. When it fizzed away, which was after quite a long time, the bath was a lovely, festive, pink.  It is a really fresh and relaxing smell, and I absolutely love it!

Love Locket Bath Bomb:
I am really sorry to say, that I got super excited with this one, and forgot to take a picture before I put it in the bath. This one smells really nice. It's a nice refreshing, and uplifting smell, that again is strong, but not overpowering. It fizzes away quite quickly actually, and leaves a bright pink bath with little pink hearts all around the place. I absolutely love it and I think that having this bath on valentines day would be the perfect way to celebrate!

Hope you enjoyed this little review, I will still do the weekly Christmas reviews.

Amesmames xx

Lush Review: Magic Wand

This was the main one I wasn't sure about, because the smell was kinda strange to me, but in the bath the smell was light and not to over powering. When I swirled it around the bath it was super creamy and fun to watch, but I ended up having to brake of a piece because there wasn't enough bubbles. I felt like I was bathing in candyfloss, so that's a yes from me.


West Coast Holiday + Five Things

Last weekend we made very last minute plans to visit my grandparents on the west coast. The last time I went there was over two years ...

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