Viral Videos

Lockdown isn’t for the fainthearted at the best of times, but to have gone through it three times?! I don’t know about you, but I’m bouncing off the walls!

How have I stayed sane? By watching endless viral videos, because the best viral anything spreads on the Internet only!

I’ve made a list of my favourite viral videos – both recent and classics!

Recent Viral Videos

A stunning UK mum, Sophie McCartney, went viral for her awesome remix of MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This. ‘I Can’t Teach This’ gives me so much life… Her moves and rap lyrics are a whole mood – because homeschooling isn’t a walk in the park. #: GRAMMAR TIME!

Who can forget Joseph and Sylvia from Doncaster? I just can’t get enough of this couple, who brought a bit of wholesome lockdown cheer by showing off their dance skills in this popular TikTok video.

The video of four year-old Milan Marie from Philadelphia singing ‘Leave Me Alone’ gets me every time… I mean, that’s exactly how I feel about this whole pandemic!

Classic Viral Videos

In lockdown, the funnest part of weekends became a trip to the supermarket… How sad is that!??? As a country (and universe), we’ve missed out on so many things. This super cool DJ, Rachel Leary, went viral for using the BBC News theme tune as her beat – re-creating club vibes by spraying some Febreeze in the air. Standard!

Everybody’s favourite work-from-home video before the world even started working from home… Children interrupt BBC News interview has to be one the funniest viral videos, ever. Unarguably.

Guy Goma… The man, the myth, the legend. Imagine going to the BBC studios for a job interview, only to be mistaken as a technology specialist – appearing live on air. Iconic AF!

I truly believe that this viral video of a boy dancing behind a BBC News Weather presenter at South Shields’ beach is one of the most underrated videos I’ve ever watched. What a hero! Make sure you watch til’ the end because it gets even funnier!

This video will forever be my favourite. It will never, ever get old. I could be 90, in a nursing home and still watching this back for some light relief. Mateo arguing his case for cupcakes is literally ALL of us – every day. It’s just, we’re arguing with ourselves over our lack of self-control.

Christmas might be over for a while, but this viral video certainly isn’t isn’t! Jackson – the four-year-old (at the time) threatening to “uppercut” Santa and “punch his beard off” for putting him on the naughty list, is an absolute LOLFEST! This is probably the most British video you’ll ever watch, and I am here for it! Poor Santa!

Rumour has it, Jackson didn’t stay on the naughty list for long, which means Santa got to keep his chin and beard in tact.

The video which proved that racism isn’t something you’re born with… What a wholesome exchange of two toddlers rushing to greet each other with a hug? In lockdown, we sure do miss hugs! Maxwell and Finnegan are absolute cuties, and remain besties til’ this day! We LOVE to see it…

One of the more recent viral video classics… Mr Motivator got us all moving after breakfast, last year. There’s no denying that his appearances brightened our mornings.

‘David After Dentist’ – just, post-anesthetic… This viral video will forever be a classic! I’m just so glad his dad recorded this video of seven-year-old David (at the time), because it’s since brought joy to so many!

7marvels

I’m excited to launch and bring you my ‘Small Business Spotlight’ series… 🙌🏼

Each week, I’ll be introducing you to a new business! This is the first instalment, and what better way to start than with 7Marvels – an independent home/online bakery based in Richmond Upon Thames?!

I got the chance to ask the wonderful Cristina Popescu, founder, director and head baker of 7Marvels, some questions and you can read the full interview below…

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Cristina Popescu, founder of 7Marvels

Tell us a little bit about yourself & your small business: ‘7Marvels’

CP: I’m a homebaker based in Richmond Upon Thames. I started 7Marvels two years ago.

A fun little fact about my business is that I made the decision to start it at our annual street party in 2018!

Here is a link to my website for more information about me and my passion for baking

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Macaron Stack

Why did you decide to open your small business?

CP: Since a very young age I’ve always been passionate about cooking and baking in particular but I never really took my passion up until recently when I started my baking business.

It originally started as a macaron business but later went on to be a bakery with a myriad of different treats (birthday cakes, celebratory cakes and french pastries)!

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What are your hopes for the future?

CP: I am so grateful for the fact that I am able to do what I love for a living; and so with that said I hope that my business carries on to thrive and flourish in the coming years.

As we all know, Covid has hit most small businesses hard… So, this next part of the interview with Cristina at 7Marvels delves into how Covid restrictions and these past lockdowns have affected her home business.

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How has 7Marvels been affected by COVID?

CP: I am lucky enough to have been able to stay open amidst those uncertain and turbulent times.

Having an online-only shop has helped me in various ways to stay open and carry on making cakes; I was able to bring a smile to people’s faces with my cakes and pastries which matters a lot to me.

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Mille-Feuille

How has your business had to adapt since COVID?

CP: Having a business open during Covid has to a certain extent confirmed my initial decision of opening an online shop in spite of having a cake shop on the high street.

Have you noticed any changes in your business (sales etc.) since the COVID lockdowns?

CP: I have noticed changes in customer tendencies as they are more inclined to buy online.

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What advice would you give other small business owners – or those looking to start one?

CP: Get all the resources and equipment needed to start an online business alongside with the rest. I believe that e-commerce is becoming progressively more powerful and prosperous than it was before.

The most important thing is to do what you love and be passionate about it, and you need to have the resilience and determination to carry on with it even if it gets difficult. Your love and devotion will be apparent in what you do and the customers will become recurring ones.

There you have it… Luckily for Cristina, Covid hasn’t affected her business, as it was very much online-based to begin with.

A massive thanks again to Cristina for giving up her time to do this interview, and for giving some awesome advice for self-starters too. What a sweetheart! 🥰

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Paris Brest

7Marvels’ cakes/bakes look 😍😋 incrEDIBLE! (you’re welcome! 🎤⬇️)

Here’s an added bonus, Cristina’s business caters for most dietary requirements, offering treats that are vegan, low-sugar, eggless and gluten-free! What’s not to love about some delicious guilt-free goodies!?

I’m planning on ordering one for my birthday this year, and I cannot wait! Judging by how quickly last year went, I’ll be 30 at the blink of an eye!

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There’s lots to come in this series… So watch out for more interviews with small businesses in the coming weeks. I’ve got everything from crystals stockists, candle makers, hairdressers and beauty salons! ✨

image dysmorphia

Image dysmorphia” is a form of a depression caused by low self-confidence. Its definition describes an imagined reality where our reflection in the mirror or a photograph doesn’t match what’s actually there.

For example, we could be bullied for years because of our image, work very hard on improving it (not that we need to at all!), only to imaginarily see the person we were still staring back at us.

Sometimes, it goes beyond who we were, it could even be a case of seeing a different image entirely… Our loved ones may tell us “you look great”, but we sadly just won’t believe them.

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Image dysmorphia is a very real thing, particularly in the influencer world.

Although most cases are brought on by a low self-confidence (stemming from bullying), there’s evidence to suggest it can even develop from social media, plastic surgery and image-editing apps.

I’m sure that I went through image dysmorphia at some stage… How else would you explain me editing my headshot selfies to the point of unrecognisable and getting fillers in my lips!? In those days, FaceTune and YouCamMakeup were my best friends!

Honestly, I’m just glad that I didn’t (and still don’t) know my way around Photoshop. Had I learned, it would’ve opened a whole other Pandora’s box that would’ve been harder to close.

Recognising ID

🌟 The taking of / posting an excessive amount of selfies on social-media frequently is a sign of image dysmorphia

If we’re not happy with ourselves, we’ll try to convince ourselves and others to be, by taking & sharing countless selfies as a way of gaining gratification. We may even go as far as editing them to fit the ‘influencer’ mould – which is counter-intuitive, leaving us open to more criticism.

DISCLAIMER: INFLUENCERS DON’T EVEN LOOK LIKE THEIR PHOTOS! THEY’RE OUT HERE DOING IT TOO!

It’s fair to mention that influencers aren’t entirely to blame… Before we point the finger, we need to remember that they’re under a lot of pressure as it is. The media has an image to portray, and the influencer has to adhere to it if they want to earn a living. So, you see, the fault predominantly lies with the media for creating and continuing this false narrative.

There’s so much pressure from the media, and social-media in particular, to act or be a certain way! The world has lost all authenticity.

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🌟 Getting addicted to fillers or plastic surgery is another sign of image dysmorphia

As I explained above, I went through a phase where I was getting lip fillers quite regularly. It got so bad that I had to over-line my lips to disguise the botched job on them... After a few years, I decided to get them dissolved, vowing never to get them done again.

The problem with fillers or plastic surgery is: once we start, it’s hard to stop… It’s as if our mind gets programmed to see other flaws each time, the end result being: we lose sight of who we are!

TOWIE and country-music star Megan McKenna has also talked about the links between lip fillers and image dysmorphia… She too ended up removing her lip fillers, and now regrets ever getting them.

Curing image dysmorphia

Half the battle of curing image dysmorphia is realising that you have it in the first place. You can’t cure something until you notice the signs and admit there’s a problem.

Once you’ve identified it as an issue, try to train your mind to think positive affirmations… Speak them internally while you’re doing routine things like: brushing hair. It’s best to look in the mirror for this one.

Also, try talking to a therapist, ask for CBT [Cognitive Behavioural Training] is proven to treat image dysmorphia. I speak to a counsellor regularly, and it helps me a lot.

Counselling should be an affordable and standard human right in today’s society… It’s not enough to merely just tell people to “open up” without offering them an opportunity to do it! Point them in the right direction, give them the option at least.

Another way to cure image dysmorphia is by waiting to see if it’s a passing phase/fad… This isn’t ideal, and certainly not a recommendation for those who may need urgent care. However, in my case, I grew out of it. I learned to love myself!

The only other ways I can think of is praying if you’re faithful/spiritual and meditating on the word. I meditate a lot. “#AllMeditationEverything” is my mantra and chosen way of dealing with anything!

Want to share your thoughts on the topic? Hit me up in the comments!

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motives foundation

If you’re looking for a mineral foundation that’s liquid but dries matte, Motives Liquid Powder foundation by Loren Ridinger might just be the one for you!

I’m very picky with foundations, I buy a lot of them but hardly ever stick to any… 🙈

My favourite foundation for the longest time was Cargo Cosmetics’ HD Picture Perfect. However, now that I have Motives, I don’t look back…

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Tell me more about the Motives Cosmetics brand

Motives Cosmetics was founded in 2008 by Loren Ridinger, a multi-faceted entrepreneur and influential figure for women empowerment.

Owned by parent company, Market America, Motives Cosmetics is a luxury cosmetics brand created with everyone, on any budget, in mind.

Loren’s purpose was to create high-quality, custom-formulated cosmetics that enhance true beauty while helping to nourish the skin.

If you want a comparison: Motives is sort of like Avon in a sense that you can become a brand representative. But, also Rodial (which has an affordable skincare and cosmetics sister company called ‘Nip + Fab’)

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My favourite thing about the Motives foundation

There are a lot of things that I like about this foundation…

🌟 The fact that it’s made of minerals, is natural and doesn’t irritate my skin.

🌟 The way it sits (& feels) on my skin…

🌟 The look of it! It’s not cakey and doesn’t look like I’m wearing a mask.

🌟 I’m also obsessed with how although it dries matte, a natural glow still shines through.

🌟 The fact that it has SPF 15 in it… There’s literally no reason for to me to apply sunscreen separately!

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The best way to wear the Motives foundation

I’d start by cleansing, moisturising and then rubbing a primer into your skin before applying this foundation.

When applying, I prefer using a brush, but you’re welcome to use a beauty-blender or hands. If you use a brush too, remember to clean it regularly!

In terms of primer, I’d recommend the Motives one. It’s nice and silicone-y, giving your foundation a smooth base – literally gliding on. Honestly, these two products go together like a match made in heaven!

My final step would be applying a setting spray, again I went with Motives’ one.

As an acne and blemishes sufferer, I prefer No More Shine. However, there’s also 10-Years Younger to choose from!

Setting spray is important at the best of times, but even more-so now, for avoiding the transfer of makeup to our masks… Although, having said that, makeup probably isn’t the best idea when we have to wear masks outside anyway!

Are you searching for tips on how to cure lockdown acne? I gotchu!

Have you tried this foundation – or are looking to? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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childrens books

Yesterday (18/01/2020) was Martin Luther King Day, marking 52 years since he was tragically assassinated. The fact that racism is still prevalent in today’s society i.e. police brutality last year, and white supremacists storming Capitol building earlier this month, is horrifying.

The time is always right to do what is right.

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They say that if we teach kids about racism from an early age, the injustices we face could one day be history! 🤞

I’ve put together a list of age-appropriate books you can read to your kids at bedtime so they become more aware.

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We March: I Have a Dream – Shane W. Evans

As this post is dedicated to Martin Luther King himself, I thought I’d start with a book which rewrites the empowering and unforgettable speech he gave in a child-friendly way.

We Marchwas one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Children’s Books of 2012, and is an important story about the African American civil rights movement.

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Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’o

Fun fact: Lupita is more than just an actress and model!

In this stunning picture book, Lupita creates a whimsical and heartwarming story which inspires children to see their own unique beauty.

Sulawe is a girl who was born with a unique midnight skin-tone, darker than those around her. Although she initially wants to be as bright or beautiful as her mum and sister… She later realises she’s even more-so after taking a magical trip into the night sky.

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Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea – Meena Harris

With President-elect Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris’ inauguration just a day away, this book written by Kamala’s niece Meena couldn’t be more apt!

Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea’ is beautiful and empowering… It tells the tale of two sisters who work with their community to effect change.

Its message is simple: choose courage over fear!

Fun Fact: Maya is Meena’s mum and Kamala Harris’ sister

Another fun fact: this picture book was inspired by a true-story from Kamala and Maya (a lawyer and policy expert) childhood.

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I Am One: A Book of Action – Susan Verde

Also a New York Times Bestseller, ‘I Am One’ is a timely, compelling picture book which encourages children to take action in a bid to inspire change.

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Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness – Anastasia Higginbotham

Not My Idea’ is an age-appropriate book that openly discusses white-privilege.

It not only raises awareness of racism, but empowers the younger generation to work toward justice and to cultivate activism.

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Intersection Allies: We Make Room For All – Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council and Carolyn Chai

Intersection Allies: We Make Room For All’ is a celebration of solidarity and community between 9 girls from diverse backgrounds.

This book shows the importance of a supportive community, and combats racism.

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Last Stop on Market Street – Matt De La Peña

If you’re looking for a picture book that focuses on responsibility… Staying true to culture and finding fulfillment within our communities… ‘Last Stop on Market Street’ is the book for you!

It takes us on an energetic journey through a bustling city, highlighting the love and understanding between CJ and his grandmother.

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Black is a Rainbow Colour – Angela Joy

Black is a Rainbow Colour’ is a moving book reflecting on the meaning of being black in an unbalanced community.

Its message is powerful, one of hope for the black community, an insight into the culture, history, and legacy.

This book is an insightful and important read for children of all ages.

Other books include: All Are Welcome and All the Ways to be Smart.

Have you read these stories to your kids? Let me know in the comments below…

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gut health

I’ve been doing some research and discovered that the state of our gut health has been linked to the severity of Covid symptoms.

Now, of course, may God protect us from this virus! But, also – it’s up to us to do what we can to look after ourselves.

Therefore, this post’s about the different ways you can protect yourself from Covid by supporting and strengthening your gut.

All guts have bacteria – but the trick is, to make sure that bacteria is a healthy one. How do we do that? Easily…

The best way to keep the good bacteria going is by maintaining a healthy digestive system and boosting your metabolism.

Below are a list of ways that we can boost our metabolisms.

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Taking probiotics

Probiotics are found in loads of stuff… Here’s a list of foods/drinks that are enriched with the stuff!

🌟 Yogurt

🌟 Supplements (pill-form)

🌟 Actimel or Yakult

🌟 Kefir

🌟 Sauerkraut

🌟 Miso

🌟 Kombucha

🌟 Pickles

🌟 Cheese: specifically cheddar, mozzarella and gouda

I’ve gotta tell you – I’m ecstatic at finding out the health benefits of cheese! Cannot and will not live without it, and now – I have a reason.

Here’s more information on the types of foods which, when added to meal plans can benefit the gut.

And, now – for a list of ways to improve your metabolism…

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Changing your lifestyle & diet

1) Increase the amount of protein in your meal-plan, where possible

2) Stay hydrated by drinking more water

3) Keep active

4) Drink green or oolong tea or black coffee

5) Try to literally spice up your meals 🌶

6) Sleep – catch some 💤 for 8 hours straight

7) Cook with coconut oil (instead of butter and cooking oil)

8) Don’t stress – a negative mental-health will have adverse affects

Of course, maintaining a balanced lifestyle and diet are key. Try to get a routine in place where you eat, sleep and get active each day.

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shop small

I’m back with another ‘shop small’ post, and again with FairyMoonCandlesUK. This time, it’s the turn of ‘Enchanted’ (a bestseller)!

Yep, I am obsessed – but also: it was a gift from the wonderful Pandora, (as a thank you for my previous review of ‘Guardian Angel’).

Tell me more about FairyMoonCandlesUK

FairyMoonCandlesUK is a small business operating from Manchester, England. It’s owned by Head-Fairy Pandora! 🧚

All products from this Etsy store are handmade by Pandora herself, organically sourced, vegan and eco-friendly.

What does FairyMoonCandlesUK sell?

The clue is in the name… FairyMoonCandlesUK produces and sells a variety of scented soy wax crystal candles. 💎🕯

With Valentine’s / Galentine’s / Self-Lovingtine’s Day around the corner, this would be the perfect gift! 🎁

Tell me more about the ‘Enchanted’ candle

‘Enchanted’ is a lavender scented rose-quartz candle. As I’ve mentioned previously, rose quartz is the stone of unconditional and universal love…

The aroma of lavender is nicely potent, but soothing. You can keep it open in your room as you sleep. 💤

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What’s the packaging of ‘Enchanted’ like?

The ‘Enchanted’ candle came packed in the same way as ‘Guardian Angel’ (the citrine candle I bought las year).

It arrived wrapped in gift paper, tied securely with a cute bow. Also, the bubble wrap underneath (protecting the candle) is biodegradable – so that’s a plus. 🌎 ♻️

In terms of the candle itself, it was identical to ‘Guardian Angel’ in the way it’s presented, inside a metal pot with a transparent plastic lid, showing off the stunning candle.

Let’s talk about the aesthetic of ‘Enchanted’

Like ‘Guardian Angel’, the silver sequins, mini raw clear quartz pieces and dried rose petals are a standard – joined by a light dusting of lavender and a rose quartz statement piece. 🌹✨

I hugely regret lighting my ‘Guardian Angel’ candle last time! So, I’ve learned my lesson.

What’s next on my FairyMoonCandles list?

I’ll continue to shop small with FairyMoonCandlesUK (and other Etsy stores).

Next on my list is FairyMoonCandleUK’s Moonlight candle (including Moonstone), followed by Sweet Dreams (featuring Amethyst). I also plan on re-buying ‘Guardian Angel’ at some point too!

Pandora, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you a successful & prosperous 2021! ✨

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loving yourself

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, ultimately you need to be loving yourself first. Celebrate the beauty of who you are, and what makes you, you…

Like I said in a previous post, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about spending it with our significant others (of a romantic nature). They can be spent with the girls, the guys or even alone.

Before I go any further, I wanted to state something very important: ‘being alone doesn’t mean lonely’… In fact, it just means people don’t have time for drama or toxic relations.

So, let’s look at ways you can start loving yourself this Valentine’s Day… What can you do for you?

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Read self-help books

Self-help books are a great way to improve yourself. At the end of the day, no-body can help us if we’re not willing to be helped.

My recommendations would be Fearne Cotton’s Calm and Happy. These books helped me most because they’re written by someone I could relate to, and who isn’t a mental health professional.

Loving yourself begins when you decide to make a change.

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Invest in yourself

Invest in yourself to better your life. Whether that means putting money aside each month for counselling, or virtual yoga or pilates classes, it’s worth it. Loving yourself comes at a cost, but make it worth your while!

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Cut yourself some slack

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Understand that you’re a work in progress and don’t be afraid of failing/asking for help. Above all, be kinder to yourself.

Start by switching just three negative thoughts into positive ones. That’s how you change your mindset.

Have I missed anything? Let me know what works for you in the comments…

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bath-bombs

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so I’m starting the celebrations early by trying out Lush limited-edition bath-bombs.

I bought four, one of which I’ve used loads of times before – because I just love it!

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Lush Love Boat

Love Boat’ is my all-time favourite, limited-edition Lush bath-bomb. Every year, I’d get one and set sail (in my own bathtub).

Regarding the aesthetic: its blue & pink hues, together with the hidden yellow are just perfect, blending together to make the softest, most dreamy purple.

Now, for the fragrance: it’s very citrusy thanks to the addition of sweet organic orange oil and Sicilian lemon oil. But, I particularly like the twist coming from the rose oil.

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Love Me Do

Love Me Do’ is one of the newer Lush limited-edition bath-bombs… Upon first impressions, it reminds me of Deep Sleep.

Like Deep Sleep, it includes lavender oil – but the difference is this one’s rose-heavy, as opposed to just lavender.

I love, ‘Love Me Do’ mainly for its backstory… Lush included only the finest of Pakistani roses – sourced from its regenerative buying project in Pakistan.

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Love Locket

Love Locket’ is yet another new limited-edition bath-bomb, but this one’s even more special because it’s a three-in-one!!!

Sort of like the concept of Russian Dolls, this is a giant heart locket – with mini hearts hidden under the lock (which – by the way – is a mini detachable bath-bomb). You can opt to use this all in one go, or spread it out across three baths.

It you’re a Lush aficionado, the best way to describe this is it’s identical to Yummy Mummy (a line of limited-edition products celebrating Mother’s Day). In other words, this bath-bomb’s top notes are strawberry and geranium.

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Heart Beat

Lastly but by no means least-ly, this limited-edition bath-bomb is ‘Heart Beat’.

Now, if you’re looking for a product to compare it to, think: Rose Jam. It’s pretty much the bath-bomb version! Yep, you guessed it – like most before it, this one also smells like roses!

Aesthetically, it’s beautiful… Bright pink with gold hearts… What’s not to love!?

Which is my favourite?

They’re all lovely… I cannot choose!

🌟 Roses are my favourite flowers (and there’s rose aplenty in each) 🌹

🌟 Citrus is my favourite fragrance, particularly in Lush products – hence why I’ve loved Love Boat for the longest time! 🍊 🍋

🌟 ‘Love Locket’ is so unique in its aesthetic. 🔒❤️

🌟 …and Heart Beat is perfect thanks to skin softening cocoa butter… I came out the bath with smooth, glistening skin!

Have you tried any – or thinking of trying them? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Homemade pizza

Last night, we made a homemade pizza. I wanted to share the recipe because it’s so easy – and alternative!

The first time I made the pizza (pictured above), I had a lot of time on my hands – so went all out with the rainbow for the NHS!

Ingredients for the pizza

🌟 1 cup yogurt (at room temperature)

🌟 1 & a 1/2 cup your preferred flour

🌟 Splash of your preferred oil

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How to make the pizza dough

Pop the 1 & 1/2 cup of flour into a bowl and then add the yogurt. Mix with a spoon.

Top tip: Depending on the type of flour you use, it’s best to keep some surplus flour to add gradually – in order to make a non-sticky dough.

Begin kneading for up to 5 minutes

Grease the bowl that you will be placing the dough in to prove – use a splash of oil.

Cover and leave to rest for up to 1 hour. If you’re in a rush, you can even get it in the oven after just 15 mins of proving.

When you’re ready to eat, pre-heat your oven at 250 degrees before cooking.

For those of you with a wooden pizza slab, pre-heat it at least an hour before.

The next step is to get it into the oven for 8 minutes.

Top tip: keep an eye out for edge of the pizza along with the cheese &/or toppings. No-one wants a burnt pizza.

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Toppings I used (as seen in the picture)

🌟 Tomatoes sauce base (from the jar, or homemade)

🌟 Grated cheese

🌟 Mix bell peppers & multicolour cherry tomatoes (to make the rainbow)

🌟 Basil

🌟 Buffalo mozzarella (for cloud-effect under the rainbow)

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Homemade tomato sauce

Ingredients for making a quick & fresh tomato sauce

🌟 Tinned plum tomato

⭐️ Dried basil

🌟 Oregano

🌟 Thyme

🌟 Chilli flakes

🌟 Dash of sea salt

🌟 Tablespoon olive oil

How to make the quick & fresh tomato sauce

Mash the tinned plum tomato with juices in a bowl, adding the tablespoon of oil, your preferred seasoning along with sea salt.

Keep aside, so flavours marinade – ready to use whenever & however you’d like.

Want to give this a go? Let me know your thoughts if you do!

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