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

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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. 

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 💕💕💕 

 

My favourite perfumes 

  

I’ve very nearly finished all my perfumes and I’m looking for some new ones to try (and pop on my Christmas list). So I thought I would do a quick list of my favourites. These are the ones I have consistently used for years now, some of them have even been discontinued now, I hate it when that happens! 

Agent Provocateur 

I used to pay quite a lot of money for this, but I’ve managed to find a perfume outlet on eBay that usually retails it for around £35 for 100ml. I generally wear this on special occasions or nights out. 

 Agent Provocateur is the signature fragrance of the company.  Its sharp, very intensive and very provocative scent has become a modern classic. My Grandma was who first introduced me to it around 15 years ago. It combines Indian saffron, coriander from Russia, Egyptian Jasmine and Vetivert from Haiti among other exotic elements. It is wonderfully placed in a pink porcelain bottle in the shape of an egg, tied with a ribbon to finish it off. 

Although this fragrance may seem quite strong when first sprayed, the after scent it leaves is much more floral with a hint of musk. 

This is my absolute favourite perfume, and I will always have a bottle of it on my dressing table for as long as they continue to make it.  

 

Angel by Theirry Mugler

I haven’t met many people that don’t like Angel, but I have met people that have said it smells different on me then it does them. My Grandma being one of them. This is one of the only perfumes I’ve found to last all day. The scent make weaken slightly but it doesn’t leave. 

It’s a scent that cannot be confused for another. You would know the scent if someone wearing it was too walk past. 

I generally wear this in the winter, it strikes me as a winter scent, I’m not sure why. Maybe because it’s warm and inviting. I personally think it smells like Patchouli and jasmine to begin with then it has a chocolate and vanilla undertone when it weakens a bit. But that’s how it smells on me, you may think different!  

 


Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture 

Pretty and girly! Flowers, flowers, more flowers and then maybe a touch of sandlewood. This is my everyday fragrance at the moment. It’s the first time I’ve bought it, it’s never one I really thought I would like. We were in duty free on the way back from Amsterdam, with some cash leftover and this was on offer for £20 for 100ml. I couldn’t say no really. 

It’s lovely and light, but I find the scent doesn’t last long on me at all. It’s a really floral smell, that turns into a vanilla cupcake scent. 

I won’t buy this again for the reason that the scent doesn’t last. 

  


Light Blue by Dolce and Gabanna 

I LOVE this perfume. It was the first bottle I bought with my own money. I’ve been wearing it since my early teens, this is another one that I will always have until they no longer make it. 

Another one that’s quite floral but i like to wear it daily (my bottles nearly out). It’s casual and breezy. It’s most deffo my chosen summer scent. 

It smells citrusy, like a combination of limes and flowers. With slight undertones of musk and cedar.  

 

Absynthe by Christian Lacroix  

Wahhhhhh I HATE that this has been discontinued. 😓 I still manage to get it on EBay but I’m paying well over the odds. I also own his NUIT scent. But it’s not the same. For those of you that don’t know, this was a fragrance sold by Avon. I bought it for years and got it every Christmas too. 

The scent is a perfect mix of orchid, musk and freesia. It lasts for a few hours too. Perfect for nights out.   

So that’s what is currently lined up on my dressing table (as well as the worlds smallest bottle of Noa by cacharell which Penelope likes to wear). 

Please give me some recommendations or reviews of what perfumes you like! So I can send away for some samples. 

Hope you enjoyed the blog, thanks for reading. 

Xxx