Thursday, 18 December 2014

Review: Lush's Lord of Misrule Bath Ballistic


As some of you may be aware, I have a bit of a Lush obsession. Therefore as the first post after my unexpected hiatus, I thought I'd do a bath ballistic! Woo!

So Lord of Misrule was a Halloween product, but I'm pretty sure it's still available in shops over the Christmas. 
When I first picked up the smell of patchouli and yummy spices were the first things to hit nose, very Wintery, perfect for warming up after a cold day! It's not overpowering at all either, it's quite subtle, which is nice as some of the more spicier products can be slightly overpowering.

Apart from the pink specks flecked on the outside of the bath bomb, it's completely green, so I was interested to get in the water to see if the pink would make an appearance....


I was excited to see it going slightly pink as it started fizzing. There was even some popping candy going on! I went away for a moment, came back and saw this...


LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL COLOUR. It was the most vivid fuchsia, my camera cannot do it justice! After it fizzed and span around my bath it ended up a very nice dark pink colour.


If I'm honest, I expected the colour to be a bit murky - put green and pink together, you'll probably get brown. So I was really happy I ended up with such a lovely colour for my bath!

If you see this in your local Lush shop over the holidays, I wholeheartedly recommend it, it's beautiful scent lingered on my skin until morning and made me so soft!

To those who have tried it, what do you think?

Friday, 7 November 2014

Lush Collection yay!

Whilst going through my lush stash last night I realised I had accumulated quite the collection, so I thought I'd share with you the bits and pieces I have bought recently! (Or just haven't used yet because I don't want them to leave!)

Rose Jam Shower Gel, Dirty Tooth Tabs, Yog Nog Soap, Gold Fun.
Bath Bombs: Lord of Misrule, Butterbear, Phoenix Rising, Big Blue.

Bubble Bars: Sunnyside, Candy Mountain, Amanpondo, Christmas Hedgehog, Pop in the Bath, Secret Garden.

So that's my Lush collection! I also have the Karma shampoo bar and Honey I Washed The Kids soap in my bathroom, but I use these two daily so I couldn't photograph as they wouldn't look great!

What's in your collection?

Friday, 31 October 2014

Beverly Hills Formula Perfectly White Black Toothpaste

No your eyes are not deceiving you, this is is black toothpaste. When the email first popped into my inbox advertising this, I was a bit weirded out. Toothpaste is white, it makes your teeth white. Black toothpaste, surely, will make your teeth black. Right?! But alas, I decided to check it out because I'm a curious kitty.
It has activated charcoal in, and the company claims "Also known as carbon, activated charcoal has been used for centuries as one of the most effective and safest teeth whitener ingredients that not only helps whiten teeth, but also helps combat plaque, gum disease and bad breath.
So don't let the fun of trick or treating turn into tooth decay!
The Beverly Hills Formula range of toothpastes are proven to be less abrasive than many regular and teeth whitening toothpaste brands, so they are kinder to your teeth and are suitable for children and everyday use. So for whiter, healthier teeth try the blackest toothpaste for the whitest smile!"

I definitely didn't trust this claim going into it, and used it every day for three weeks to see. The toothpaste does not stay black as you are using it, the moment you start brushing your teeth the foaminess is more white, which I was curious about. It taste minty fresh, the only physical difference is literally the colour.

As for the claims? I was skeptical, at best. But, after using it for 3 weeks I'm pleasantly surprised. My teeth are amazingly whiter, but enough that I can tell a difference. I've loads lots of whitening toothpastes, and this is one of the only ones to make any sort of difference.

It's available from Boots/Superdrug for £4.99*, but Superdrug are doing a deal with BHF so it's only £2.50 at the moment :)

Would you use black toothpaste?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Shu Uemura TSUA Skin Youthful Crystal-Transparency Lotion - review

And the award for the longest name for a skincare product goes to....
I jest. I jest. Although it is pretty long.

Shu Uemura's new product is a clever little thing, as it claims to 'boost skin's self-cleaning mechanism and draw out crystal clear skin from within'.

This product is a mix between a cleanser and a toner - and it certainly has the consistency of a toner. Water thin, not at all sticky and completely transparent, it wipes away any impurities left over after I cleanse in the evening. It comes in three different types, one for oily skin, two for normal/dry skin and three for very dry skin. I have number two, which is the option I would choose anyhow, as my skin is very much combination.

At 21 years old, I'm aware that I don't need to worry about staying youthful, but I still think this product is fantastic. Admittedly, at £39, it is the most expensive toner I have ever used, but it certainly does its job right. It tightens my pores without making my face feel odd, and made my skin more even - I suffer with redness on my face and it's definitely helping combat it. I have the 150ml bottle and despite using it every day for weeks, it still looks completely full.

You can buy it here :)

* This product was gifted to me, but that, as always, does NOT change my review:)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Review: Rimmel's 60 Second Nail Polish in 'Orgasm'

I've always been a fan of Rimmel's nail polishes. Their colours are fantastic and for the price, the wear time is good. 'Orgasm' is no exception. Shame about the name...
A bright orange toned red, this colour would be perfect for Summer, but I love wearing it now Autumn has come around, it gives my otherwise dark outfits a pop of colour!

This was almost completely opaque in two coats, but I popped a third coat on just in case. It lasted three days without chipping - which is fantastic for me, and dries so quickly, as the name suggests.
It retails for £3.69 in Boots and Superdrug, and there's always deals on with Rimmel :)

What do you think? Have you tried this polish?