Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

A few weeks ago, I had my first ever blogging experience at The Body Shop. Although that was a good evening, the event at Lush was so much more enjoyable! We tried out massage bars, made some buche de Noel and even got into making bath bombs!

The Frugal Frenchie

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

Honestly though, how creative is their Halloween range? My favourite is the monster one (“Monster Ball”) pictured above, I think it should totally be a feature in the next Monsters Inc movie if they have one!

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

The staff made us feel so welcome and I love how they had a little itinerary all prepared for us! They also (very sensibly as I still didn’t feel like I knew many people) did an icebreaker where we got into pairs and tried massage bars out on each other. There were some great ones and I particularly liked the gingerbread one.

Here are also just some of the photos I took whilst making the buche de Noel and bath bombs!

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

It was fascinating to see all the ingredients that went into the facial cleanser, and let me tell you, putting two moulds of powder together is not as easy as it looks! My stars were invisible so kudos to those in the factory who make them perfect every time.

Here is just a sample of their Christmas range. There was a whole wall full but it grabbed so much attention that I found it impossible to photograph it all! Above, you’ll see the fab staff showing us a demo of the “Shoot for the Star,” bath bomb. It smelt delicious and the gold stars gradually melt too, which I didn’t know!

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

Of course, the whole range in Lush is beautiful, natural and smells incredible, but I loved this table of all their fresh face masks. So insta worthy!

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

Lush has some absolutely genius makeup products! A lot of their products can be used on multiple different areas of your face, and they even have a range of eyeshadows that work like crayons and lipsticks that look like a paint pallet for you to create your own lipstick shade!

Photo Diary: Making bath bombs at Lush!

Here is my bouche de Noel, as well as the bath bomb I made! We were also given the opportunity to take home any product from the store, to which I chose the  ScrubBee body butter. It’s supposed to smell like honey but I thought it smelt so much like white chocolate- either way I loved it! Leaves the skin feeling super moisturised.

Thank you Lush Bournemouth for the brilliant event; it was super enjoyable!

Diary post: We found human bones on holiday!

Whilst going through the pictures from my day trip to Rouen, in France,  I came across some pictures of when we found human bones on holiday! I thought I’d share them with you and give you some context, enjoy!

The Frugal Frenchie

We found human bones on holiday!
In the middle of discovering an entire chest
We found human bones on holiday!
Dusting off hidden pelvic bones
We found human bones on holiday!
Digging up the deathly history of a religious site
We found human bones on holiday!
A skull sticking out from the soil
We found human bones on holiday!
A horrifying mish mash of bones

These bones were found on the site of L’aitre Saint-Maclou in Rouen. This site, the inner courtyard to the entrance of the St. Maclous parish, was being refurbished when we visited earlier this summer. This courtyard/cemetery dates to the 14th century or even sooner, so local students and architects were digging it up to see what could be found.

Predictably, it did not disappoint. As you can see, there were individual whole bodies, as well as clumps of bones that were from different bodies all mixed up together.

It completely fascinated me, as to the story behind each of these. Were they killed? Were they natural deaths? Were they mass victims of the Black Death in 1348?

I’ve always loved history and this really fascinated me! Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any clearer pictures but the bones were very very obvious. Have you ever made any interesting discoveries? Let me know!