Introduction to Lush Reviews

Having loved lush products for years, I thought it would be great to share all my thoughts here for you. Whether you are new to the Lush craze or want to see how a product worked for me, you can find it in the latest edition to my blog, the ‘Lush Reviews’ category. I hope you’re as excited for this as I am!

Lush is a cosmetics brand known for fighting animal testing and being completely cruelty-free, using natural ingredients that are good for us and harvested for the good of the community and being completely vegetarian (80% vegan). Their unique, all-natural handmade cosmetics and strong beliefs have been widely popular and appealed to many.

Lush sells a wide range of products including their famous bath bombs and bubble bars as well as soaps, face masks, perfumes, lotions, makeup and hair treatments. Below I will describe some of their well known but very unique products that intrigued me.

Bath Bombs – Lush’s bath bombs are unlike any other. Their unique scents and exploding colours of fun will immediately get you hooked and collecting them all. Most of them feature a sphere shape which you basically pop into your bath and watch dissolve into a magically scented, bathing wonderland.

“Settle in for a good soak with an original Lush invention, exploding with essential oils and tons of fizzy fun. Whether you’re after a relaxing, petal-laden floral soak or an invigorating multilayered explosion of color and scent, there’s a bath bomb perfect for every bathing experience.”

Bubble Bars – Another unique Lush invention which I haven’t actually seen sold anywhere else. Unlike bath bombs, bubble bars are soft and can be crumbled or held under running water to produce deliciously scented bubbles. These can also be used multiple times which make them much more worth your $$$ but I personally love using them with a bath bomb.

“Frothy and fragrant bubbles are at your fingertips with our bubble bars. Crumble one of these self-preserving bars under running water to reveal heaps of bubbles for a luxurious, inviting bath.”

Lip Scrubs – Lip scrubs are another product that I believe Lush invented or at least started the trend for. Even though you can buy lip scrubs at multiple shops, Lush’s are truly one of kind. Available in Bubblegum, Mint Julips, Popcorn and Chocolate, all the lip scrubs are edible so you can lick them off your lips to reveal a silky smooth pout.

“We like to keep our lips perfectly soft at all times; you never know when you might need to pucker up. Keep your kisser ready and protected from the elements with our selection of delectable, rich lip balms and tints, and sweet lip scrubs.”
Shower Jellies – Definetly Lush’s most unique product as I had never even heard of these before discovering one in store. Shower Jellies are basically a blob of jelly that foams with water and smells amazing. You rub the blob all over your body and it works just like a body wash, only wobblier!
“Who says getting clean can’t be loads of fun? Our wobbly shower jellies make washing up one of the best parts of your day. We make them with a seriously softening seaweed gel base to gently cleanse and nourish your skin. Fruity extracts, essential oils and vitamin-rich juices leave you smelling delicious, too.”

Fun – As oddly amazing as shower jellies, fun is soap in the form of play dough! Fun works as a body wash, bubble bath, shampoo or even a clothing stain remover. They smell amazing and you can make figurines as you get squeaky clean. What’s not to love?

“Treat your inner child (and your kids) to some fun. This multipurpose bar is a soap, shampoo, bubble bath and toy, all in one colorful, sweetly-scented package.”

As you now know, Lush offers an extensive range of unique products you will immediately fall in love with. Some of their other products include face masks, creamy liquid body wash, soaps which smell amazing and some even double as exfoliators, containing oats and other good bits. I highly recommend trying out their products, especially because of how good they are for your skin as they are all natural and because of their clear views on how wrong animal testing is. Just follow the amazing sweet scent and you’ll find their store in any shopping centre!

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

P.S First Lush bath bomb review coming very, very soon!

February Favourites 2017

So February has come to an end and it honestly flew past me this year. Sorry this post is also really late, I feel like I have no time for anything anymore 😦 Anyway, sadly February mainly consisted of getting back into the swing of school and I haven’t really done anything that interesting. We did celebrate my brother’s birthday and I’ve had quite a few functions on the weekends which you’ve got to love dressing up for 🙂 Keep on reading to see my Top 5 Favourites of February.

  1. Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb – Being totally in love with lush, I am always eager to try new products and the intergalactic bath bomb amazed me. I especially like their bath bombs that seem completely different i.e don’t have a similar smell, colour or effect of any other bath bomb. The intergalactic bath bomb was really unique and with my favourite colour being blue, the midnight blue this product made my bath water was beautiful. I also really liked the fine gold glitter that much to my surprise, came out of this bath bomb. It was an absolute pain to clean but completely worth it 🙂 Hopefully I can post a more in-depth review of this bath bomb for you soon!
  2. Daily Planner – After seeing to do lists in my January favourites, you could probably guess that I’m an organisation freak. With school in full motion and assessments popping up everywhere, my daily planner has really gotten a workout. I write everything in it and am always looking over it, seeing what’s on for the rest of the week and what I can satisfyingly scribble off as completed.
  3. L’oreal True Match FoundationThis month I have surprisingly been reaching for this drugstore foundation much more than my Urban Decay one. Not only is it very affordable, it is easily blendable because of the smooth texture and doesn’t leave my skin looking cakey. I am in the shade 3.D/3.W Golden Beige and I couldn’t be happier with how the colour matches my skin tone. I also noticed recently that my particular shade has fine gold glitter in it which give an amazing glowing complexion but can look a bit odd in the daytime! Lastly, even though it’s not advertised I did notice the back of the bottle states it is SPF 17. SPF is always an amazing addition to any foundation as it protects your skin from the harsh UV rays which aren’t only present in summer.
  4. Spotify App – With school back on, my daily bus trips have resumed and I am always in need of some entertainment. Spotify allows you to stream music with wi-fi for free. It is completely legal and not dodgy like so many other music streaming apps I have come across. Although you do need to be using your 4G with the app, if you’d prefer you can upgrade to premium which allows you to stream without wi-fi and eliminates adds. I haven’t tried this as you have to pay for it but hopefully will soon.
  5. Converse ‘Dainty’ White Low Top Sneakers – I haven’t gone anywhere on the weekends without these Converse sneakers on my feet. I have been wanting these for so long as they are such a classic sneaker that can be pulled off with any outfit. At first I was disappointed as I got blisters on the backs of my feet but after the first wear they were fine. They probably just needed to be broken in for a day.

Thanks for reading my February Top 5 Favourites and apologies again for the very late upload. I’ll make sure the March one is here on time! Love you all and I hope starting school hasn’t been too stressful.

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxx

Cherish the Small Moments

I am a massive believer in the importance to appreciate the little things in life in order to be grateful and happy. I am making a promise to myself to ‘Cherish the Small Moments’ more and document as many as I can right here, on my blog. They will be a collection of short stories focused on the good times in my life. Looking back over these stories, I hope I can be more grateful about how lucky I am to have so many amazing people in my life and be offered so many amazing opportunities. To kick start this category of my blog, I have decided to list 30 little things I love (because I just looooove lists) 🙂

30 Little Things I Love

  1. Lists (you guessed it)
  2. Watching my bright orange fish swim around their pond, contrasting to the brown rocks
  3. Writing and just recently, blogging
  4. Tattoos with hidden meanings
  5. Fairy lights
  6. Scars, stretch marks and beauty spots
  7. Lush products, especially their bath bombs
  8. Glittery eye makeup
  9. Christmas decorations
  10. Soaking up the sun whilst reading a book, preferably lying on my mandala 😉
  11. Planning outfits, or even better, Halloween costumes
  12. Walks
  13. Blasting music on my speaker
  14. Smiling strangers
  15. Giving random compliments and making someone smile
  16. Binge watching tv shows with friends
  17. Picnics
  18. Finding a really, really good book and not being able to put it down
  19. Laughing about nothing with my crazy little cousins
  20. Peanut butter on toast
  21. Positive body image beliefs
  22. Overly buttery popcorn
  23. Becoming attached to fictional characters
  24. Having a cold shower after a long, hard swim
  25. Washing out conditioner to reveal silky smooth hair
  26. The sound of rain
  27. Cute stationary items
  28. Organising  drawers and shelves
  29. Freshly washed sheets
  30. Tea, especially from T2

I hope you’re looking forward to hearing about the memorable small moments in my life as much as I’m looking forward to writing them 🙂

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

January Favourites 2017

I honestly cannot believe it has already been a full month since 2016 came to an end. January has been an amazing month for me as I have been enjoying summer holidays in Australia, spending days at the beach, road tripping and I was also lucky enough to fly interstate and enjoy the theme parks, beaches and a beautiful hotel in the Gold Coast. Reality is slowly hitting me as I am starting school tomorrow and just finished all my holiday homework :/ I’m quite nervous to go back to school as I feel now that I’m in year 10 there’s much more pressure to focus on studies and perform well. I’m also not the most confident person especially around new people and although I am lucky to have my closest friends in most of my classes I am still quite nervous. Anyway, today I’ll be giving you a run-down of my top 5 favourite things from the start of 2017.

  1. The Beach – As I mentioned above, I have been lying on soft, warm sand and swimming in salty waves a lot throughout January. I’m definitely going to miss this as I’ll have no time for the beach anymore with school starting and the weather only making the transition to Autumn.
  2. Peanut Butter on Toast – Such a random favourite but I thought I had to mention this as I have been munching away on this every morning. I recently became obsessed with crunchy peanut butter and it tastes amazing slightly melted on my hot toast. I’m planning on making this my new after school snack to steer myself away from Tim Tams.
  3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen SPF 50+ – I haven’t been wearing much makeup at all this month because it’s just too hot and I was swimming most of the time with not many proper outings. So, for my beauty favourite of the month, I couldn’t skip the product that has saved my face from the scorching Aussie sun. Normal sunscreen just feels so thick on my skin and ends up either breaking me out or stinging my eyes for the rest of the day. I can’t go without this face sunscreen by Neutrogena. Not only is it 50+, it isn’t greasy feeling at all and has a matte finish without making your face look completely white. It’s everything you could ask for.
  4. To Do Lists – You may be thinking, why would I need a to do list on the holidays? Well, my simple reason is that without my school diary I am completely lost. I am so disorganised and I find to do lists so handy even for little things like picking things up from the shops or cleaning out my drawers ready to take on the new year.
  5. The Cinemas & The Drive-Ins – I am a massive fan of movies on the big screen and depending on whether I want to watch a movie in my pyjamas or not, I have been going to the cinemas and the drive-ins recently. This month I saw XXX 3 – return of Xander Cage (action packed and so badass), Passengers (interesting and involves all the emotions), Sing (teaches kids to follow their dreams!), Moana (so inspiring for young girls), Why Him? (hilarious!) and Middle School (I found it funny but it has a shocking, sad plot twist).

This marks the end of my Top 5 favourites this January. Thanks for reading and keep a look out for my February favourites which I know will come around wayyy too fast. Enjoy the rest of the summer if you’re in Australia and if you’re lucky enough to have snow right now, well, send me some in the mail 😉

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

All About Me

Ahhhh! The excitement! I can’t explain how grateful I am for the follows, likes and comments. The support I have received from you has motivated me for my second post. So here it is.

I feel like you don’t know me very well or at least not well enough. If you are familiar with my ABOUT page, you would know that I come from an Italian background, have a pizza addiction and I live in Australia. No, I do not ride a kangaroo to school nor have I ever rode one. Anyway, here I will be telling you everything about me. Good and bad. Likes and dislikes. First things first, we’ve got to have some random facts.

10 Random Facts (Find More on My ABOUT Page)

  1. I swim for an hour once a week as an attempt to keep fit
  2. One of my biggest bucket list goals is to sky-dive
  3. I have two fish at the moment but I have owned six in total :/
  4. If I could have another pet it would be a light brown bunny rabbit named Café Latte although my Mum won’t let me have any pets other than fish (which are outside)
  5. I have one soccer-obsessed 10-year-old brother
  6. My Mum describes me as ‘vibrant’ and my brother describes me as ‘disgusting…actually, annoying’ …10 minutes later… ‘enthusiastic and adventurous’
  7. I have travelled to Mauritius, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and many other places within Australia
  8. I want to travel to America and Italy in the future
  9. I am the oldest of 11 cousins who never fail to make me laugh
  10. Tv shows I binge watch include Awkward, The Carrie Diaries, Jane the Virgin, Gossip Girl and The Catch

Favourites and Least Favourites

Favourite Colour: Royal blue                                     Least Favourite Colour: Mustard

Favourite Food: Pizza 🙂                                            Least Favourite Food: Anything pickled

Favourite Drink: Peach iced tea                               Least Favourite Drink: Fanta

Favourite Book: Switched (in the Trylle Trilogy) by Amanda Hocking

Favourite Movies: Gone Girl, The Wolf of Wall Street and High School Musical 😉

Favourite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Favourite Animal: Rabbits or sharks                       Least Favourite Animal: Leeches

Favourite Music Artist: J.Cole 🙂

Favourite Songs & Album: LAnd of the Snakes by J.Cole, Simple Things by Miguel, Indigo by Sammie and the Born Sinner album by J.Cole

Likes                                                                           Dislikes

Smiling strangers                                                     Stuffiness

Rain                                                                               Olives, cheese and tomato

The beach and swimming                                      Summer without the pool or a beach

Shopping                                                                     Basically all dips, sauces and condiments

Reading                                                                        Vinegar

Spending time with friends and family            Overly salty foods

Winter and running in cold weather                 When people tell me how bad I look

I hope that if you’ve gotten this far you’re not overloaded with little things about me. Leave a comment telling me a random fact about you, one of your favourites or least favourites or something you like or dislike. Talk soon,

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

Introduction & Internet Me

After much contemplation, I have decided to start a blog.

I’m currently 15 and way too many people have asked me the much-dreaded questions ‘So, what do you want to do when you’re older?’ and ‘What do you want to be?’ To be honest, almost all of these prying friends and family members have received a flat ‘I don’t know.’

What I do know is that I love reading and writing. I used to write short stories and even started a few novels which have all been unfinished, lost or deleted. This was years ago. I haven’t sat down and written properly in forever simply because I either can’t be bothered, can’t think of anything to write about or my rare ideas just aren’t worth writing about. After much pressuring from my Mum who insists that if I want to write I need to actually write and have something to show for it, here I am, writing. I am aiming to create a collection of posts which I can treasure and look back on, written at my best and worst times.

Welcome to Wish and Wonder.

I know already that I am going to be completely honest and completely myself on this blog. Uncensored. This is my safe place and a much needed escape from the real world. In order to do this, I have decided to stay anonymous and am not going to tell any of my family or friends about this blog.

I am Wish and Wonder Girl and this is the real me. Not what I want to be but who I want to be. Myself.

Welcome to my world, you’ll be hearing from me again very soon! 🙂

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx