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!

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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!

My first blogging event at The Body Shop

On Sunday 30th September, after a long day at work, I left Primark and walked down the road for my first blogging event at The Body Shop! Have a look at their new range, what we got up to and the goodies I received.

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The staff were really welcoming and friendly, offering us a glass of prosecco as well as seeing if they could help us at all. With me working full time during the weekends, it’s rare that I go to The Body Shop so I had a really good look around- let me tell you, there were so many things I didn’t recognise so I was just smelling and trying on everything!

I also had a look at their skincare range, something I struggle to get right. I've heard lots of positive things about their Vitamine E and D range, but it's the tea tree oil products that I've always been a fan of. I'm sure there's more products than they used to be and I had a great time making a mental Christmas list!

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15 new hobby ideas

The importance of self-care is really being emphasised in today’s society. I absolutely love it and couldn’t encourage it more. We are so often occupied by tasks or social media, that we often don’t take enough time out to just relax and breathe a little. For this reason, I thought I’d put together 15 new hobby ideas for you to try and to give a break from everyday life!

  1. Embroidery

Take a look at this gorgeous piece by Lauren for example. How stunning is this?! You can also see what else she’s embroidered on her Etsy (as well as some other cute art pieces).

15 new hobby ideas

  1. Sew
  2. Knit
  3. Crochet
  4. Write some poetry

With the increased awareness of mental health issues and an increasing number of people speaking out about their experiences, I couldn’t forget to mention Charlene‘s new poetry book: Melancholy Mind. It’s filled with her original poems all about her experiences as well as sections about coping and recovery too.

15 new hobby ideas

(Photo credit goes to Adam)

Poetry can help express your emotions and help you cope with the struggles of life in general, so why not give poetry a go as your new hobby?

  1. Write a story
  2. Start a blog
  3. Gardening
  4. Start a side hustle
  5. Start a collage/scrapbook

An artist that I’m currently loving at the moment is Jemma over at dorkfaceblog. She has an incredible Etsy store filled with prints, paintings and collages as well as sharing her more private artwork on her Instagram. This has to be one of my favourite pieces!15 new hobby ideas

Scrapbooking or collaging is also a great way of reminiscing or preserving memories which can also be a good boost for mental health. Try and forget the negatives and focus on the good times.

  1. Start a diary
  2. DIY project
  3. Redecorate
  4. Start a new sport
  5. Paint

Another artist I am loving (and have actually bought two prints from for later Christmas presents), is Tarnya. She has a really unique style turning our beloved Disney characters (and others) into beautiful, watercolour prints. I personally bought the Marie print and the Monster’s Inc ones and can’t wait to frame them!

15 new hobby ideas

Painting can be so therapeutic, even if it’s just playing with colours and mixing shades. Turn off social media, light a candle, and get those paint brushes out!

What were your favourite hobby ideas? Do you do any of these already? Let me know! xx

The Frugal Frenchie x