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Pamper Day!!

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What a morning!

I woke up late, missed my shower and ended up heading to my meeting feeling a little less than my best. On top of that, the ‘guest speaker’ didn’t really know what she was talking about but waffled on for about 30 minutes!!

Bleh!

So what did I do? I planned out a luxurious pamper session for when I got home.

I was already in the city so I decided to stop into Lush and grab some stuff to really give me that glorious feeling. And my, I wasn’t disappointed.

I bought myself a Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb, Aqua Mirabilis Body Butter, Sugar Scrub and a few other pieces for the other half!

Now, I’m going to be honest here and geek out. The reason I picked Dragon’s Egg was because the name just screamed Game of Thrones to me. Listen to me long enough and you will soon realise that I consider Emilia Clarke’s portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen just… breathtaking. Plus, the girl is stunningly beautiful and I wouldn’t mind being a damn Khaleesi and having dragons, you know!

So, seeing the bath bomb, my brain travelled to that scene in the first ever episode where the timid Daenerys bathes in a huuuuuge, steaming bath overlooking a picturesque view, before meeting the ever so handsome (albeit brutally vicious) Khal Drogo. Well, it’s the closest I’m going to get to being royalty so I’ll take it.

It took some imagination when I got home, I can tell you that much! I do not have a huge tub, nor do I have a picturesque view… actually I dont have a window at all, but I set some music going and, once my bath was run,  I dropped in my precious dragon egg and waited for the fire and ice.

Well, it took a minute to get going.

Ok, so it wasn’t so much a boom, more a fizzle, but the aromas that travelled up were absolutely divine! I’m not really one for citrusy smells, butit complimented the jasmine so well that I was happy to lie back and just think of my Drogo… wait…

Now, the website boasts that this particular bath bomb holds secrets and fireworks for a finale so I was pleasantly surprised to open my eyes to find my body immersed in glittering, liquid gold and surrounded by petals. Patience truly is a virtue with this bath bomb!!! I’ll happily admit that I did the film thing, you know, where you lift your legs out of the water and try and be all graceful?? Yes, more imagination WAS needed here 😀

Now, I have waffled like the lady from my meeting but hey, takes one to know one!!!!

The Dragon’s Egg is by no means my favourite bath bomb from lush, no… that award goes to Golden Wonder which turned my bath water this tremendously deep turquoise and me, with my red hair, totally reverted back to my childhood days where I pretended to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Unfortunately that bomb was a Christmas Special so no regular bathing for me with that. Nevertheless,  my Khaleesi bomb is a good second.

The sugar scrub isn’t much to look at, resembling one of those green things they use to display flowers, but it claims to be good for cellulite with its use of fennel oil, and at £2.75 a pop it’s a damn sight cheaper than some creams! Some have complained about the smell but I didn’t find it pungent at all. It felt lovely on my skin, and I chose to rub it on then in with my hands as not to be too scratchy. I love it being a sugar scrub as opposed to salt as I’ve been left in absolute agony more often than not with them!!! As for the cellulite reduction, watch this space.

All in all, I didn’t want to get out of my bath today. Did a nice little hair treatment and face mask to have more reason to stay in!

That was a good four hours ago and my skin is still feeling soft and so good!

Oooooh and the present my other half bought me arrived today! It was lovely to come tumbling through my front door, laden down with bags (only one of which was shopping 😦 ) to find my Guns and Roses shoes waiting for me. They. Are. Gorgeous!!!

To finish up, here’s a photo of all my shiz, and please ignore my kitten who decided he’d be little Mr I’m going to sit in your photo and look stroppy. He’s cute enoughto get away with it though.

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So, until next time!
Jen x

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