This stuff is lovely though slightly difficult to use, I'm sure you'll agree if you've tried it yourself. I think Dirty Deal is the only 'showder' (shower powder) Lush do and it's limited addition which hopefully will change because I love it! When the powder mixes with water it turns into a creamy exfoliating shower wash that smells of bergamot and rose. But as I said it is a bit impractical and difficult to use without dropping it completely missing your body. I take a handful, briefly run it under the shower and then sort of throw it on myself.. not ideal but it works well enough. So the product is great but the idea behind it is to spread awareness on the Translantic Trade and Inverstment Partnership (TTIP), a 'dirty deal' being negatiated between Europe and the USA. Vivenne Westwood said about the agreement "TIPP is a deal which would give giant Monopolies supreme power. They would have more power than Governments! It's anti-people. The line is drawn between Profit and People. People are dispensable. The Earth is dispensable.". If you're interested in learning more about TTIP then google it, it's pretty interesting and amazing to see what the people in charge get up to with the majority of us not realising!
Can't believe I live here (not here exactly, that's a church..)! Such a lucky gal, it's too beautiful even in the rain. And if you've never seen a picture of Salzburg in the snow... google now. It looks like a scene from Frozen.. So I've been here exactly two weeks now and I've noticed a few differences between Salzburg and the UK so I thought I'd share them with you in a bit of a lighthearted post. I'll probably add to this or do a part two as I discover other bits and bobs the longer I stay! So far it's been a great few weeks, I've made amazing friends and settled in in my course. I cycle everywhere which is mega relaxing and I think the change in lifestyle has really made me a much happier person!
1. Mayo comes in a tube, tomato puree style... this may have been the biggest surprise I've had
2. Everyone has a bike, no one wears helmets
3. Beer = water
4. On Sunday everything closes.. everything
5. Dirndls and Lederhosen are normal acceptable items of clothing for everyday wear
6. Binge drinking isn't a thing
7. No one is overweight, men jog in tiny tight shorts
8. They drive on the right
9. The only pubs here are Irish ones
10. Snow isn't a problem, everything carries on as usual
11. Bikes are never chained up when left in bike racks.. can you imagine that happening anywhere in England?!
12. There's no litter. It's weirdly clean, I don't know how it's managed but I'm happy it is!
Hope you enjoyed this post! I'll be writing some more specific 'travel' posts about what I get up to here so keep an eye out if you're interested! The next one will be about my trip to Munich for Oktoberfest last weekend! I'm also planning another trip to Vienna and possibly a trip to Verona (so romantic!) in Italy as by train it's not so far! Benefits of living in mainland Europe!
Of course I couldn't help myself in duty free... I always give myself so much time at airports, expecting it to take years to get through security but really it never does! Whoever said you need to be at the airport at least two hours before your flight was crazy.. but anyway back to the haul. As you can see I picked up some nice bits. Firstly my first ever MAC Cremesheen Glass in the colour 'Deelight'. I've been really getting in to wearing glossy lips recently and always use my NYX Buttergloss which I love! But I wanted another shade and this one stood out to me as a perfect 'my lips but better' colour so I picked it up. Secondly, the thing I was most excited about (and still am) is the OPI Passport To Colour travel exclusive set! Can we just appreciate the colours in this set for a second... it's like they made it just for my tastes! I love red nails and now I have plenty to choose from but I also love the nude/nude-grey shades like my Rimmel Rita Ora one you can see here. Also I've never used OPI before so quite excited to see what all the fuss is about! Then once I arrived in Austria (which is where I was headed if you haven't read about it in my previous post) I found a Kiko store! There I picked up the Unlimited Foundation in warm beige 15. Kiko has so many light shades which is great for me as I'm super pale, they also actually have loads of dark shades so in general Kiko is great found foundation. And then I also got their full coverage concealer as my MAC studio finish is running out and I needed a replacement. I've used this loads since I got it and think it's just as good as the MAC one but a little cheaper which is great!