Lush Review: Intergalactic Bath Bomb 

  


Intergalactic Bath Bomb  

 


I must admit that I was a little jealous that Sean said he was going to use this one in his bath last night. After all, I’ve waited months for it to be available online, as again it has been one of the Oxford street exclusives. 

However we decided to share it, so that I could sill blog about it! 

Where to begin. 

There’s nothing I didn’t like about this product. In fact, I absolutely loved it. 

Smells absolutely amazing! A Very floral fragrance filled the bathroom as soon as it entered the water. And as it fixed away, a midst the dark blue you could see a blanket of glitter in the water. 

  
Although as not brightly coloured as the experimenter, this was far more beautiful. It really did look like a galaxy in my bath tub.  
  
  

 

Because of how much glitter was visible in the water, we honestly expected to come out absolutely covered. But this wasn’t the case. Yes we were shimmering slightly, but again it was nothing like the Phoenix rising bath bomb. 

The smell on my skin afterwards lasted all night. I would recommend this to anyone, and I think kids would love it too. It’s Deffo one of my absolute favourite Lush products and I know Sean really enjoyed it too. 

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have tried it and what you thought 

Xoxo

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Lush Cosmetics Product Review: The Experimenter 

  


The Experimenter Bath Bomb


  


This has a really strong smell, which I must admit when it first arrived I wasn’t particularly keen on. 

However I was so excited that it had finally appeared on the Lush website as its previously been a Oxford street exclusive. 

As soon as it hit the water, the smell seemed to immediately change. Into more of a floral and musk type smell. It actually reminded me of Ylang Ylang incense sticks! 

  


As you can see in the video, the second you drop it into the water, it gives off the most beautiful rainbow of colour. It also makes a crackling type noise which is something I haven’t experienced before from their bath bomb range. 

   

 

Once it has disolved, the water is a deep purple. If you use a bubble bar alongside prior to putting the bomb in, the colours will rest on the bubbles and last a bit longer. 

The smell remains on your skin once you are out the bath and have dried off. It also leaves a very light shimmer on your skin as it has some gold glitter in it, but nothing like the Pheonix Rising bath bomb, where it looks like you have bathed in a tub of glitter 😏


Would I recommend it? 


Most definitely, it’s the most colourful bath bomb I’ve tried from their collection so far, in fact nothing quite comes close to it. 

Kids will love it too because of how bright it is! 


Thanks for reading, let me know if you have tried this in the comments below and what you thought of it! 

Sam 

Xoxo

Mini lush Haul 😍😍

  

Morning! 

I was super excited that I checked Lush online at the weekend, as some of the products that were Oxford street exclusives had been made available for purchase 😀 

Sadly I couldn’t afford to get all of them this week, with the run up to Xmas we are obviously getting all the presents in, but I did get the main ones I wanted to try! YAY

So here’s what I ordered: 

The Comforter Shower Cream

The comforter bubble bar is my absolute favourite. Smells like sherbet 💕💕 can’t wait to try this. 

Pink flamingo reusable bubble bar 

Smells like a summery cocktail! I must admit I was attracted to this just because simply it was a flamingo 😏

Frozen Bath bomb 

One for the kids! I always buy them something in my hauls and have been desperate to get this one. 

Experimenter Bath bomb 

Just because it’s so colourful!! Looks amazing. 

Intergalactic Bath bomb 

Smells divine and looks beautiful! 


 


Will be doing a separate blog post to review about these in the coming weeks! So keep an eye out. 

Also while I’m here, a special thanks to my good friend Rhi, who sent me this beautiful Gift set from Lush last week.  

I hadn’t tried either of the products before but they smell absolutely amazing! The soap leaves a lasting smell on my skin for ages! 


   

If you have tried any of them let me know what you thought in the comments below! 

Thanks for reading. 

Sam 

Xoxo

Superdrug Haul 💕💕💕

  

I went a little crazy in superdrug this week, I don’t know whether it was excitement or anger or a combination of both. 

You see I went for the full new nude range of lipsticks by Kate Moss/ Rimmel. Only too find that they only had 2 shades left. 😑 I was not amused. So I had a mini spree.  


  


What I got: 

Zoella – 

So these few bits are actually to put away for Xmas. They are on special offer at the minute in superdrug and I really wanted some of the bits, so I bought them and gave them to Sean to put away for me. 

I don’t use moisturisers really, apart from soap and glory or Burts Bees, so I didn’t get those. But I did get the following:  


Soak Opera – bath soak and shower cream


  

Let’s Spritz – Fragrance Body Spray  (new range) 

  



Fizz Bar – Fragranced bath frizzers 

  



Fresh Fizz – Fragranced bath Fizz (new range) 

  



Scrubbing me softly – Smoothing body scrub (new range) 

  


It all smells wonderful! And I can’t wait to try it. I’ve only just recently came across Zoella on you tube through a recommendation from a friend. And I’ve fallen in love with her. So it only made sense to go and buy some of her bits to try! 


Garnier – Micellar Cleansing Water 

  



St Ives – Apricot Scrub (blemish fighting) 

  



MUA – Pro base conceal and brighten kit and Prime and conceal

  



Kate Moss Rimmel Nude range – shades 40 and 43 

These were the only ones available in my local shops, so I nabbed them as they were the only 2 left. Obviously I love any type of nude lipstick. So I do want the whole collection. I’ve searched them down below. As you can see shade 40 (top) is super light. 


   

   



Real Techniques – Sculpting brush 

  



Most of these products I chose because I had seen people recommend them in reviews after their hauls. Some of the things I just wanted to try anyway! 

Will be reviewing them once I work them into my daily routines, but from the items I’ve used for a couple of days, I’m already really pleased with. 

Thanks again for reading! Let me know in the comments If you have tried any of these and if you Liked them or not! 

Xxxxx 

Glossy box unboxing (July Edition) 

  


Salut! 

It’s finally here! I feel like I’ve been waiting FOREVER. But it was SO worth the wait. 

The box is super duper pretty this month as its a French edition. And I think this is the first glossy box where I’m super excited to try everything in it! 


The box ❤️

It’s so cute, I adore the illustrations on it. I’m not sure about anyone else but I use my boxes to store my excess makeup in. I was pretty devastated that I had to throw out my Marilyn box from the Hollywood edition, because it was covered in makeup. But this box far surpasses that one anyway! Yay!    

   

What’s in it? 


Noxidoxi – Enhancing serum base 

Lollipops – Lip Balm Delicieuse 

Teoxane Cosmeceuticals – Perfect skin Refiner 

Yves Rocher – Comme use evidence eau de parfum

Glossybox exclusive Travel pouch

  

 

What I’m excited to try! 

I love the whole thing if I’m honest. But I’m most excited about the perfume and the perfect skin refiner. 

I also absolutely love the little travel bag. It’s gorgeous!!! 


If you haven’t already subscribed to Glossybox, it’s most certainly worth £13.50 per month. You can browse their website and sign up here >> Glossy box


Thanks for reading my lovelies. I can’t wait to review these and tell you all about them in future blogs!! 

Viva la France! 

Scentsy Wickless Warmer Review 

  


Today I was sent my first ever product to review by a company. I was super excited to try it and rightly so because it’s fabulous!  


 


The Scentsy Wickless Warmer: 


  

I basically plugged this in as soon as I recieved it this morning, because I was so excited to try it out. Super simple to use! 

  


With only a quarter of the wax melt burnt my lounge and kitchen already smells magnificent. I’m currently burning the coconut cotton and already the fragrance is quite powerful from such a little amount of wax melt. That leads me to think that you could get even more from your money by cutting each wax melt in half? 

The catalog has such a wide range of burners starting from £28 upwards. They are absolutely beautiful and in my opinion well worth the money.  

 They would make wonderful gifts all year round, with a huge amount of wax melt scents too choose from at an affordable price too. 

You know me, I’m a a bit obsessed with candles, incense, aromatherapy oils, room infusers etc. I always like my home smelling beautiful. 

Every night when the kids go to bed, I light my normal tea light candle burner, adding either salts, oil or wax melts. I light my 7 candles that currently rest on my television unit. And I have a room infuser. All of these things combined give off a nice smell but nothing like the Scentsy warmer. In fact, no where close to it. 

I know what you are going to ask next. Does it compare to the almighty Yankee candle? Well my lovelies, not only does it compare, it smashes it. Yes, Yankee are lovely, they smell beautiful. I’ve never really got on with their wax melts though. They don’t last very long and although they smell great, it’s not a long lasting fragrance and it certainly doesn’t fill the room. 

The candles smell amazing when you give them a quick sniff, no doubt. But they are no different to the similar shaped candles you can pick up from Tesco for around £8. For the money you pay for Yankee, you would expect them to do something spectacular, when really they are just an expensive nice smelling candle that looks pretty. They don’t fill the entire room with the scent, but they are nice to have in small rooms like a bathroom, small lounge, kitchen area in my opinion. It doesn’t make me love Yankee any less, but this product does show them up!

I’ve just left the room to grab something and have come back into the lounge. It smells like Malibu in here. And that’s from about half of the wax melted. I can’t explain how good it smells as I fear I wouldn’t be doing it justice. 

The scent has literally filled my entire flat now after burning for only 2 hours, I have never had that from any type of candle or oil burner. 


   

 


Is it worth the money? 

In my opinion, absolutely. I spend a silly amount of money on candles/oils/salts trying to get my house smelling pretty. But nothing I have ever bought has come near to this. The whole point in these is to save money. I’ve included a picture below to show you how it works out as an approximate. It’s certainly going on my list for Christmas.  


 

If anyone’s interested in purchasing one of these for yourself or for a present. You can browse the catalogue and order here >>> 

Katie’s Wickless Warmers

Thank you to Katie who is a Scentsy consultant for sending me this product to try out. I can’t wait to purchase my own and try lots of lovely wax melt scents. 

Thanks so much for reading lovelies! Hope you enjoyed this blog. Let me know if you have tried these before or if it’s something you think you would like! 


Sam 


Xxxx


And now for the boring disclaimer: 


This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the company that have sent me the product to review. I have not been paid, the item was sent to me on a trial basis so that I could review it. 

Santa baby? Christmas wish list ❤️❤️

  

Yes, I know it’s early. But we are super early shoppers in this house! We started in February this year, which I think is even record setting for me! 

But we do like to make a big deal at Christmas time, I love spoiling my children and family. But what I enjoy most is being all together in the Christmas holidays. 

I’m not going to lie. I’m awesome at buying gifts. Sean however, not so much. But he is getting better! He knows to stay away from clothing/accessories unless I specifically point them out. And I know he makes his own little list throughout the year of things I’ve mentioned. Last Christmas he got me some great things! But I do always like to make a list, so that he can pick a few things from it. 


Dear Santa (Sean)

 

  • Books: 


The art of zen colouring books. Yes please!! You can pick these up everywhere at the minute, ranging from around £3/£10 depending on size. I love anything arty, but because it’s all to do with relaxing your mind, it makes me want them even more! 

   

  

  


All the bright places by Jennifer Niven 

One of my favourite you tube bloggers recently had this book on her June favourites (Zoella). I love reading and will read just about anything aslong as it has good reviews! When Zoella mentioned it, it was immediately placed on my list as it sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. 

  


5 year Q&A Journal 

Another one recommended by Zoella. It sounded really fun so would really like to try it. 365 questions for you too answer, 1 per day, then revisit every year for 5 years so that you can see how your answers have changed over time. 

  

  • Candles 


The bath and body works candles and the paddy wax candle will be a bit more expensive than I usually pay because they will be from America! But they are supposed to smell absolutely amazing! 


 Bow ties and bourbon 


  

Istanbul – Sparkling Amber


  
Soybean Massage Candle 
  


Rosemary and thyme 
  

  • Perfume 

  

  • Miscellaneous 


I love anything to do with Alice in wonderland. Especially the original illustrations. I thought this would look really cute on my dressing table with perfume or bits of makeup on. Failing that, it can always go in the kitchen! 

   

Some new mugs for my kitchen! Been long over due. There are only 4 shown here but I think there are 8 in total. I love them. Especially the Mad hatter one as he’s my favourite character. 


  
The angels sang when I seen this bag. My friend bought it not so long ago from Kurt Geiger and I just fell in love with it. I have been searching for the longest time for the perfect tan bag, and this is it! I love it so much. 

 
Acrylic Makeup Storage. I desperately need some of the larger draws for my palettes. I don’t really have a lot of room on my dressing table. So I’m hoping once the bedroom has been decorated that Sean will put some shelves up above it to give me some more storage space! 


 

  • Makeup

NYX soft matte lip cream in the shades : 

Stockholm

London

Abu Dhabi

Athens

Copenhagen    

 
Makeup revolution bronze highlighter palette 

 

Makeup revolution iconic blush, bronze and lighten palette 
  


Makeup revolution ultra blush palette  –  Golden sugar 
  

Makeup revolution – All about cream blush palette 


Makeup Revolution ultra blush palette – All about pink 
  

Makeup Revolution ultra blush palette – Hot spice 
  

  

Estée Lauder double wear foundation – Fresco  
 

  • Skin care 

Body shop – Drops of youth bouncy sleeping mask    

Pixi skin treats – Glow tonic with aloe Vera and ginseng

 
So that’s my list. Some things may change and I may update it as and when! There were items of makeup I was desperate to try, but then I’ve recently seen some bad reviews so I decided against them! 

Hopefully this gives Sean a little bit of help! Please let me know if you have tried any of the products I’ve listed and what you thought of them in the comments! 

Thanks for reading lovelies 

Sam 

Xxxx

   

Mini Lush Haul 💕💕💕

  

It’s that time again! My obsession is slowly getting out of hand. 

Yesterday I sat and wrote a list of products that are only available in the Oxford street store, and asked my friend that lives local (I’m in Newcastle) if she would mind popping in and getting it all for me! She said yes, so I am SUPER excited to do that. 

But to tide me over in the mean while, I did a bit of online shopping just to refil my lush box of goodies. 

Below are the items I got, with the name, price and ingredients listed. 



Love Soap 100g 

£3.33 

Tell the world why #GayisOk 

   

Dorothy Bubble Bar 

£2.71

Leaves you feeling wizard

   

 

Sakura bath bomb 200g

£2.79

Blooming lovely  

   

Rose Queen Bath Bomb 

£2.29

When life needs more rosiness  

   
Sex Bomb Bath Bomb

£2.79

This bombs made for lovin’  

  

 
Ickle Baby Bath Bomb 

£1.63

Sleepy time soother  

   

Think Pink Bath Bomb 

£2.21 

Feel pretty in pink  

   

Green Bubbleroon 

£3.04

Revive the summer and dry skin 

   

Dragons Egg Bath Bomb 

£2.79

Feel ready to soar  

   

 

I will be doing individual reviews of these on another blog once I’ve tried them all. Some I’ve used before and some I haven’t. Keep an eye out for follow on blogs. 

Thanks so much for reading! If you love lush comment below your very favourite products incase I haven’t tried them!  

 

 

15 ways to use Vaseline 💕💕

  

I always have a pot of Vaseline in my drawer, have done since my early teens and over the years I’ve discovered some weird and wonderful things you can use it for! So here’s a quick list:

1. Customise your cosmetics

Add Vaseline to any lose pigments from your eyes shadows, blush etc and mix them together to create a cream shadows and blush. You can also do this to make tinted lip balms. 

2. Use it as a clear Mascara 

On makeup free days or natural makeup days you can trade in your mascara for Vaseline by smoothing it over your lashes for a glossy and thicker look. It’s also a great eye lash conditioner! 

3. Polish your shoes!

Bit of a weird one but my grandma once told me to use it for polishing my tan boots. This was quite recently and it gives them a great shine! 

4. Get the perfect tan

Apply it to dry areas like elbows and knees before tanning as it acts as a barrier so that the tan won’t cling/go streaky in those places. 

5. Gentle eye makeup remover

We all know how expensive makeup remover can be, but you can use Vaseline on the tip of a cotton bud to gently remove eye liner, mascara and I’ve even found when I used to use false lashes that it would help with removing the excess glue. 

6. Soothe dry skin 

Apply Vaseline to dry skin or cracked heels on your feet and then pop a pair of socks on. You can also do the same for hands and wear some gloves overnight. Really helps hydrate your skin. 

7. Mess free manicure 

Apply to your cuticles before painting your nails to keep the colour off your skin. 

8. Remove makeup stains from clothing

With a damp cloth, Vaseline can be used to help lift makeup stains from your clothing, pillow cases and bedding. 

9. Instant Highlighter 

Just use a small amount on the high points of your face for a natural dewy highlight. You can also use it on your shins to make your legs glow. 

10. Smooth that baby hair! 

You can smooth down your baby hairs or frizz by using small amounts of Vaseline in replace of hair product. 

11. Prep skin for fragrance 

Moisturised skin holds fragrance for longer, apply Vaseline before you spray. 

12. DIY lip scrub 

Add some sugar to your Vaseline to make your own DIY lip scrub. 

13. DIY shower/bath sea salt scrub 

Add Sea salt to your Vaseline to make your own DIY body scrub with moisturising benefits. 

14. Take those brows 

Add a very small amount of Vaseline to your eyebrow brush to help shape your brows perfectly. 

15. Help stubborn earrings slide in

If you’re like me and don’t wear earrings too often, the holes can sometimes be difficult when trying to put earrings in. Add a small amount of Vaseline to your ear lobe and over the earring to help it slide in with no problems. 

Let me know down below if you have any Vaseline tips! 

Thanks for reading 💕💕💕