REVIEW | Lush Shampoo Bar - 'Godvia'

For Christmas this year I got a Lush gift box from my lovely other half (unsure if he thinks I smell or just knows me pretty well). Amongst a plethora of beautiful smelling products there was the Godvia Shampoo Bar. At the time I had bleached hair, and was very picky about what shampoos and conditioners I used due to having a head damaged locks, so I popped this in my 'basket of wonders' as my fiancĂ© calls it, and there it stayed until last month.

At £6.75 for 55g of product, you may feel like it's a bit expensive but Lush claims these bars do the same job as two to three 200ml sized bottles of shampoo. I've been using the bar for a month and a half (I use this shampoo every other wash), and I have more than enough left to go another  two months. I'm unsure just how long a normal 200ml bottle of shampoo lasts normal people (I'm an over-squeezer...) but for me, it's lasted ridiculously long in comparison. For me, that makes this product very good value for money. Unlike normal shampoo, the bars contain no liquid so they can pack more product per G than regular shampoo (not to mention extra oils and ingredients.

To use the bars, you can either wet your hands and create a lather by rubbing the bar between your hands, much like you would do with a bar of regular soap, or you can rub the bar straight on your head. I find a mix of both tends to work for me, rubbing it on the roots and covering my hands in the lathered up product to then run through the ends. It helps that the product lathers up way more than you'd think!

This particular shampoo bar, Godvia, isn't my favourite scent and is not tailored to any specific hair type or claims to do anything other than clean your hair, but my hair feels clean and fresh after I use it. I've noticed a fair bit of shine too, especially now I have brown in my hair. I assume this is due to it containing all natural ingredients rather than the chemicals found in my regular shampoos. I think after this one is finished I will try New which supposedly stimulates your scalp and encourages healthy hair growth. I'd also like to try the conditioning bar, as I'm in need of some deep conditioning I think I'd really be able to put it to the test!

Have you tried the Lush Shampoo Bars? What's your favourite Lush product?

Life Lately

Prawn Salad // Starting my dissertation // Getting healthy
Dyed my hair // Pizza made from scratch // Discovering Filofax
Smoothies and new kitchen bits // Dressing up my desk // Fruit love
All from Instagram: @_iamjayde // @JaydeSW

I've been a wee bit absent lately. I'd like to say I was off doing amazing things, but in reality, I spilled coffee on my laptop (that's what happens when you insist on staying up until 4am to do uni work). My phone battery also managed to die and refuse to charge so I've been pretty internet-free for a while. I'm glad to be back online, and hopefully posting regularly again, but it was really nice just to disconnect for a while, even if I did get lost a few times due to having no Google maps.

Whilst I was away I started a new eating plan (another post, another time) and have managed to lose nearly half a stone in a matter of weeks (although, my father-in-law has fallen ill this week, so eating healthily has been at the back of all of our minds for the last wee while). Pretty excited to be able to see changes in my body already. 

I've also started writing my dissertation (eek!). Scary but it must be done. It does mean I'm going to have to be stricter with my time however. Usually, I'll sit for 4/5 hours and edit photos write a weeks worth a posts and schedule them, but I don't have 5 hours to spare anymore. So I've invested in a Filofax to better organise my time, which is working pretty well for uni work/gym/social/work organisations so far! I gave my desk a little make over too, thought it might motivate me to get more done (but I think spend more time rearranging and making new stuff to decorate the area with!)

As you might be able to see above, I'm not longer a blondie/lilac-y! Although my hair seemed pretty healthy, it had been the same length for years due to the ends snapping off. I got a bit bored of having to do my roots all the time too, so I'm now joined the masses and become ombre as an attempt to grow out my hair. 

Hopefully I can go back to my usual schedule of 3 posts a week now, but it may drop down to 2 until my dissertation is done! Will just have to see. But with Christmas (Yes, I said the C-word!) creeping up, I can feel myself getting more and more inspired. I just love this time of year. 

I've missed reading blogs so much these past few weeks, has anyone got any posts they're really proud of? I don't know where to start catching up on everything!

What have you been up to lately?