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Lush Thundersnow | Review

Another day another Lush review! I know it maybe a little rhetorical for a few of my readers but I am loving writing about the Christmas range at the moment and I want to review as much of it as possible before Christmas. I recently went back to Lush a couple of days ago while I was shopping for presents and couldn't resist getting some more bath bombs, while at Lush my daughters were asked to choose a bath bomb they wanted to see in the water and they chose Luxury Lush Pud and Think Pink; they loved seeing the display. I got myself 'Thundersnow' and 'Luxury Lush Pud'. 

Lush have lots of different Christmas products this year but can I say I am a little disappointed that some of the products aren't back and I worry they will take away my favourites again LOL! Anyways I'm enjoying the Christmas range for now and hopefully they might bring out some old favourites again in the future.
Lush Thundersnow
Price: £4.50 
Cruelty Free
Vegan 

Fragrances
Pepppermint Oil 
Colombian Cocoa Absolut 

Surprises!
Popping Candy 
lush thundersnow bath bomb
 First Impressions 
When I went to Lush It was super busy so I didn't get the chance to see all the products I wanted, my partner spotted this and wanted to give it a try so I thought why not? It looks nice and its a bath bomb that I haven't tried before.

On closer inspection of the Thundersnow it kinda reminds me of planet earth a little bit, what do you think? I thought this and so did my partner. Its basically a round bath bomb with lovely earthy swirls of green and blue. The scent when I picked it up reminds me of candy canes and I could definatly tell that there is peppermint in it.
lush thundersnow review
My Thoughts
Described by lush as the perfect way to relax when life gets a little stormy, this is meant to help clear the skies and breeze. I think the description on the site is wonderfully put because the bath bomb looks like earth and the colours also look rather relaxing. It has mixed reviews on the Lush website which I can't understand because I just love this bath bomb and I will explain to you all why I love it so much.

As soon as you pop this in running warm water it starts to make the most lovely green and blue swirls and after a few moments the peppermint scent hits you and clears your nose, it sure does for me. Another surprise happens after 2 minutes of the Thundersnow being in the bath.. POPPING CANDY! It pops for absolutely ages and while it does that lots of foamy white comes out of the middle of the bath bomb to add to the already stunning bath art of green and blue. Once the bath finally settled down it was a bright turquoise.

Once me and my partner settled into the bath we instantly relaxed immersed in the beautiful turquoise bath water. The scent of peppermint took us away to a most relaxing and comfortable place. We actually stayed in the bath for a good 20 minutes until the bath water went cold. Its defiantly a bath bomb we would get again.

lush thundersnow
Rating 
5/5

Pros
  • Stunning bath art
  • Relaxing peppermint scent
  • Looks like the earth 
  • Soft on skin
  • Cruelty free
Cons
  • A little expensive 

Have you bought anything in Lush lately?


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Pixi Brow Tamer | Review

Hi Darlings!
If you asked me 5 years ago how I used to do my brows, I would reply to you; brow pencil and tweezers. Back then I over plucked my brows until they were very thin and also not a workable shape to work with. To top off the uneven job I did of with the tweezers I just drew a pretty much straight line with a slight curve to it that wasn't blended or anything. Rolling on to now I use a variety of different eyebrow products and don't tweezer my brows nowhere near as much as I used to and only pluck stray hairs. The products I now use vary including brow tamers, pomades and pencils.

Pixi was founded by Petra Strand who has 20+ years experience as a makeup artist and products developer. The first store opened 10 years ago in their flagship shop in Soho in London. They are known for their pure, awakening and skin-loving products. 
pixi brow tamer review
 Pixi Brow Tamer 
Price: £12 
Cruelty Free

First Impressions
I have always wanted to try Pixi products ever since I heard so many fabulous reviews about their glow tonic. I still need to try the glow tonic to see what all the fuss is about but I am super happy to have got this in a previous beauty box a few months back.

The packaging is lovely with its nice pastel green and golden writing. The box is very nice too with lots of info about the product and also how to use it too. The wand is very similar to a mascara wand   but its a little bit smaller also the gel is 100% clear and its is a good consistency, not too thick and not too thin either, its kinda hard to describe but if you ever get this you will know away I mean.

With a lot of makeup products they can have a scent and thankfully this one doesn't have a scent. The brow gel has a formula of soothing aloe vera and panthenol which conditions the brow hairs to give them a natural soft effect.
pixi brow tamer review
 My Thoughts 
Previously I used to use a brow gel which was from George ASDA and I couldn't really rate that well because once it dried it was so bloody hair and too get it off it hurt my brow hairs so trying this I was a little skeptical but I needn't of been because honestly lovelies it is a fabulous product.

Firstly I apply my brow pomade or powder and I wait a few moments and then apply this by gently brushing up the ways to give my brows a shape and after a few minutes the product dries and that will be my brows set and looking fabulous for the rest of the day.

Not only does it hold my brows beautifully all day it also is very easy to remove with a micellar water or makeup remover, so they are no brow product nightmares with this.
pixi brow tamer
Pros
  • Tames even unruly brows
  • Lasts all-day
  • Easy to remove 
  • Cruelty Free
  •  Easy to use wand 
Cons
  • None- I just love this product 

Have you used Pixi products before? What are you're favourite products?



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Lush Christmas Sweater | Review

Hi Darlings! 
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas isn't it? I can't believe its only 10 days till Christmas and 17 days until 2018. I think this year has gone by remarkably fast that its almost shocking. I have had a bitter sweet kinda year but you know I am looking up and fingers crossed I will be having an amazing 2018 because parts of 2017 really sucked. 

I recently fell back in-love with Lush after a few months of not stepping into the shop for reasons I don't know but I think its because I love their holiday products mostly and I got round to using most of their all-year round products and I kinda got bored of going. Another thing that I am still unsure about Lush is the price of the products, it seems the prices have raised so much don't you think?

Lush Christmas sweater
lush christmas sweater uk
 Lush Christmas Sweater 
£4.50
Cruelty Free
Vegan

Fragrances 
Ginger powder
Clove bud oil
Mustard powder
Coriander seed oil

First Impressions
When I seen this in Lush I noticed that I had never tried it before and I just love the quirky name "Christmas Sweater" I also love the reindeer design on front of the bath bomb. It is a Christmas red colour with a snow white reindeer design on it.

As soon as I picked it up in the shop I could smell spice and specifically I could smell the ginger and the clove. It sure has a festive smell to it and I was super excited to giving it a try even though I was a little dubious buying it at £4.50!
Lush christmas sweater review
 My Thoughts
Described on Lush as the perfect way to relax after long day at work or Christmas shopping. The Sicilian lemon oil with the mustard powder ease muscles and warm your soul. Looking at that description I would 100% agree with it. I loved this bath bomb so much, it exceeded my expectations and much more.

As soon as I put this in the bath it started fizzing away making a gorgeous swirl of white and red. After a minute or two orange started to come out of the middle and made the bath art much more intense. The scent of this bath bomb in the water was just heavenly and I could just feel myself relaxing even before I got into the bath.

In the bath I felt so relaxed especially in the hot water. The scent combination was just perfect and I haven't been that relaxed in a long time. After being in the bath the water was more of an orange colour and it looked lovely because it had glitter in it which looked like snow.

After getting out of the bath my skin felt super moisturised and I didn't feel the need to add more moisturiser which is fab as it saves my skincare product and also makes this bath bomb more of a double product in my book.
lush christmas sweater in bath
lush christmas sweater
Rating 
5/5 

Pros
  • Makes gorgeous bath art
  • Lovely spicy scent
  • Helps you relax
  • Nice Christmas design
  • Soft on skin
Cons
  • A little on the expensive side. 
Have you seen my last Lush post?
Lush Secret Arts Review 

Have you bought anything in Lush lately?


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Pure Freeze Dried Recipes | Review

My cats just love food so when I got contacted by the lovely people at Pure to try their new freeze dried cat food I thought why the heck not? My cats love their food and always wake us up bright and early in the morning for their breakfast; who needs alarm clocks when you have cats?

Pure was founded back in 2012 by childhood friends Dan and Matt who researched pet foods on the market but found a lot of them were highly processed and very minimal nutritional content and they thought why shouldn't out pets be getting the most out of their diet like we do? and so PURE was born. They freeze dry their food which preserves the meat without any exposure to heat and pressure. The food also has no preservatives, just natural raw food. 
I was kindly sent two boxes of cat food to review 'Surf & Turf' and 'Whisker Lickin Chicken' and each box was 200g of product and that may not sound like much but that 200g actually makes 800g of food! On each packet it tells you how many scoops of product you need via the cats weight and also how much water to add to the product. 

Even though these products are freeze dried there is no need to add them to the freezer. All you need to do once you are done is add a clip included to the bag and its ready to go until your cats next feeding time. 

They have a unique process in which you need to add warm water to the product to activate the product and also to make the product to double in size. The benefits of this cat food are is its like both wet food and dry food too. 

The food is extremely good quality as they are made from 100% pure human quality ingredients and are regulated by human and animal authorities alike. They also contain no grains or gluten and high protein so you know your cat has a good varied diet. 

Surf and Turf 
This is chicken and whitefish with added super food ingredients and is suitable for cats and kittens. As soon as I opened the bag for this I could smell the fish which smelt extremely fresh and honestly this has to be the most fresh and most beneficial cat food I have ever seen. Once I put this in a bowl my cats could smell it and started to meow like crazy and run to it as soon as I put it on the floor. This has to be Bella's favourite cat food so far. 

Whisker Lickin Chicken 
This is 100% chicken with added super food ingredients and is perfect for cats and kittens alike. This one smelt much more pleasant than the one above and both of my cats enjoyed this one very much. 

Surf and Turf - from £11.99 to £84.99
Whisker Lickin Chicken from £10.99 to £80.99

Sizes come in 200g to 2 1kg bags 

If you would like to know more about Pure pet foods then I defiantly recommend checking out their website especially if you have a cat or a dog who is a fussy eater or has other eating problems.


Pure website
https://purepetfood.co.uk


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December Outfits | Festive Vixen

december outfits festive vixen
Hi Darlings!
December is finally here and to be honest I am shocked at how fast 2017 has been! It doesn't seem that long ago when we were preparing for 2017 now it's going to be 2018, the years are going by so quickly don't you think? So far this month we have put up the decorations, wrote some cards and I have sorted out some of the Christmas presents. This year we aren't going to my mums house for Christmas but for new year instead so I will be making all the food this year which will be a change but something I am looking forward too. 

Fashion wise this year I have stepped out of my comfort zone more times then ever and I am so glad I did. I wore this beautiful jumpsuit from LOTD at a wedding and my goodness it boosted my confidence so much and I got so many compliments wearing it. I love the how it shows my figure and  also the detailing on the chest. The boots are just gorgeous too with the gorgeous faux suede and also block heal, it goes perfectly with the jumpsuit.

I was kindly sent clothes from the lovely people at LOTD for an review on my blog. LOTD is a fashion website with lots of affordable, stylish and modern clothes. I love the quality of all the items I got and would recommend them for sure. 
december outfits festive vixen
This month I will hopefully be adding more festive outfit posts because I do enjoy posting them whenever I get the chance especially when they are party themed. I wore this jumpsuit combined healed boots and also a black cardigan. 

I also have some pyjamas from Primark that I just love and I will be posting about them in the next week because they are just beautiful. 

Black Lace Up Front Jumpsuit - was £20 now £10


What are you wearing over the Christmas period?

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L'Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate | Review

Hi Darlings
The first time I ever seen a L'Occitane shop was way back when I was about 18 when one opened in the Metro Centre in Newcastle and I remember thinking back then that the shop looked beautiful and all of the skincare products looked divine. Since that day I had always wanted to try their products and I am glad out of all the products the first I tried was this one which is 'Almond Milk Concentrate'.  Basically its described to help fight against skin slackening. 

L'Occitane not only sell this cream they also sell a variety of products including; Skincare, Haircare and Fragrance. The use high quality and natural ingredients including; 200 botanical ingredients with a quarter of them being organic. For more info check out their sourcing of their ingredients on their website here
£42 


Fragrance
Almond

First Impressions 
The box actually looked far too nice to open and I honestly regret not taking a photo of that too because it looked lovely with a nice retro design on it. The box was also very sturdy that you could tell there was a quality product inside. 

The jar itself is just simply lush as its in a glass bottle with a screw lid. I love the detail on the glass as it makes it look like a nicer product. The product inside looks so soft and as soon as I opened it I could smell the sweetness of the almonds. 

Uses for Almond Milk Concentrate 
This cream is made to help make the skin feel firmer and also too give a satin like sheen. It can be used on various parts of the body after cleansing by applying a small amount to hands and apply in circular motions. It has advice on how to use the product on the website and also areas to use it including stomach, arms and buttocks. 
My Thoughts 
I honestly can't rate this product enough and I would 100% buy it again in the future because it works beautifully and smells divine. I applied this to my chest, legs and my arms and honestly after a month of using it I could tell the difference with my skin, it feels so much softer and hydrated. Once its on my skin my skin feels like it's getting a moisture boost that lasts all day and also the scent is just gorgeous that half the time i don't bother wearing a perfume because this smells lovely on its own. 

I loved this product mostly on my chest and bum as its perfect for softening the skin and keeping skin hydrated especially in the colder months. I can honestly say this cream has worked better than any other moisturiser I have tried before which is a good thing and also a little bit of a bad thing because this cream is a little bit on the steep end at £42. 

My partner is training to be a wrestler and he loves to use this on his arms as it helps him relax after training or going to the gym. He has told me its his favourite cream that I have tried on him so far. 

Pros
  • Firms Skin
  • Hydrates 
  • Helps protect skins elasticity 
  • Stimulates cellular renewal 
 Cons
  • A little bit on the expensive side 

Have you tried L'Occitane products before?


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December Glossybox | Review

december glossy box uk
Jiggle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way! Santa is on his way.  In exactly 2 weeks time its going to be Christmas and we are so excited "YAY!" It's not long until my kids finish school ( next Thursday) and I really need to get my skates on and get all of my Christmas shopping as I am nowhere near finished yet. The main thing is I know what I need to get its just finding time haha. Anyway's back onto today post. 

Today I got my December Glossy Box and honestly I was so darn excited to open up the box because I knew fine well the box would be decorated beautifully and I was defiantly not disappointed. It has to be one of the most stunning boxes I have got this year. The box has a green and black design with the  golden writing "mince pies, starry skies" and inside the box didn't disappoint either....
december glossy box review
Inside the box the products are nearly wrapped in black tissue paper and tied together with a golden ribbon finished with a bow and a Glossybox sticker. Inside the box is golden shredded paper with all of the products and the amazing thing about this months box is all the products are full size and you get a wee chocolate treat, merry christmas I say. 

Whats in this months GlossyBox?
Profusion Runaway Eye Collection | RRP £3.75 (full size)
I have never tried this brand before but this palette looks stunning. The shadows are described as bendable and can be used as an eyeliner too. This palette includes a small applicator and the palette looks great for day to night looks. I am excited to giving this palette a try, keep a look out for future updates on this on my Instagram. 
Ecodenta Extra Black Whitening Toothpaste with Charcoal and Teavigo | RRP £4.49 (Full Size)
Charcoal has to be the star ingriedient of beauty products this year; from face masks to toothpastes, it has to be said its a wonderful product. Unlike many charcoal toothpastes this doubles as a teeth whitener and also a product that helps clean teeth. Use twice daily as you would any other toothpaste. 
Naobay Equilibria to Milk Cleanser | RRP £15.99 (Full Size)
This is a golden gel transforms to softening cleansing milk on contact with water. Ingredients include olive oil and sweet almond oils which helps hydrate the skin. To use this you simply apply to your face taking particular attention to the t-zone and then apply warm water than lather and wash off. 
Steve Laurent Precision Tip Eyeliner | RRP £18 (Full Size)
I will honestly never tire of wearing eyeliner so getting this in this months box has got me all excited, I can't wait to give this eyeliner a try because its a brand I have never tried before and I just love the copper design packaging. 
Laqa & Co Cloud Lips | RRP £12.79 (Full Size)
I just love the rose gold packaging with this! These lipsticks are highly pigmented and apparently feel as light as a cloud on the lips, I am so excited to try this because it's a new product for me. 

For 20% discount off your first box use the following code: MELISSA-R28

What do you think of this months Glossybox? 

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December Primark Haul

Hi Darlings!
Tis the season to be JOLLY! Damn I sure am feeling festive at the moment, I am not usually this excited for Christmas but this year I am more excited than ever before. I have my decorations up with lots of sparkle and brightness ready for the big day and also to bring in the New Year. I love Primark all year round but I wanted to go for some home products and to see what xmas products they have. 

During the week on my partners day off we decided to go Christmas shopping while the kids were at school. We managed to get a few bits and decided to visit Primark since it wasn't that busy compared to usual when its very busy and the queues are massive. There are lots of new clothes and homeware that looked amazing that I kinda wish I bought more but we were peckish for our lunch at that time so we kinda rushed our way round the shop and paid for what we found in the time we were in there. 

Next time we go we are defiantly thinking of getting the grinch pyjamas and duvet cover for our bed because it looks fab and sometimes my partner likes acting like the grinch as he isn't the biggest fan of Christmas as he thinks its too commercial! I also want to spend more time in the home isle as I am trying to redecorate my flat to perk it up.
december primark haul
 I just love the pyjamas and lingerie at primark and I think out of all the clothing I have I would 100% say most of it is either pyjamas or lingerie LOL, terrible I know! I defiantly know the reason why that is; its because I just love how conferable pyjamas are and I love how sexy I feel when I wear nice lingerie and for me the good thing about shopping here is that they are affordable.  I have noticed that the amount of retro/sexy lingerie has increased so much this year at primark, I just wish they made larger sizes especially for bigger boobs because mine are always trying to escape.

As for homeware I just love the bedding at primark and the cushions; I got a big pink cushion called blush which has a gorgeous copper design on it. I also got my a copper basket to store mine and my partners collection of perfumes in because the perfumes I have are usually over my dressing table, this keeps them much more organised.

I will be taking photos of the pyjamas another day and I will be posting about them in the very near future so keep a look out for that because they are so stylish and look gorgeous.
primark home haul
above; blush cushion with copper design (£7)
What we bought
  • Batman Pyjamas 2x (£10) for my son
  • Mens oversized jumper (£10) for partner
  • Mens socks (£5) for partner, can never have too many
  • Drawstring bag (£3) for my partners lunch at work
  • Long sleeve top (£3) for my partners wrestling classes
  • Blush Cushion (£7) for my sofa, love the design  
  • Copper storage basket (£5) for my perfumes
  • Silky pyjama shorts x2 ( £5 each) I love shorts for bedtime 
  • Silky pyjama top (£5) LOVE this, it looks very sexy 
  • Silky dressing gown (£12) I have wanted one of these for ages
Check out what I got in my latest youtube video! I would love if you could subscribe and give the video a thumbs up! 😘

Have you been to Primark lately?


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Yankee Candle Black Coconut | Review

Hi Darlings!
I just love candles and even more so when it comes to Yankee Candles. I started to love Yankee Candles about 4 years ago now when I ordered a large french lavender candle which smelt divine and ever since then I have lost count of how many I have used. I usually buy my candles online or in shops for discount prices or look in TK Maxx. I was very lucky to find this one in TK Maxx for £14.99 because its been on my candle wish-list for absolutely ages. 

Yankee Candle is an American company which was founded in 1969 and since then they have gone from strength to strength to the company we all know and love today.
yankee candle black coconut
Available online and in Yankee Candle Store and selected stores
Yankee Candle Black Coconut  
Prices from £1.79 - £23.99

First Impressions 
I just love the large jars because they last such a long time (usually 110-150 hours) They also have lovely designs on them and this one is no different. It has a beautiful tropical scene with palm trees and gorgeous sunset; damn I need a holiday its been far too long since my last holiday abroad .

 As soon as I opened the candle I could smell the rich coconut scent with cedar wood and island blossom. The combination of them is just divine and very refreshing.

My Thoughts 
After being lit for 20 minutes I could smell coconut in most of my flat. It has a beautiful tropical scent that is so fresh it makes me want to go on holiday abroad in the very near future (damn I need to save up LOL). I have used this candle for over 4 months now and have used it at least 3 times a week and its just under half left which is just amazing especially when I only got it for £14.99; I just love it when I get a bargain.

Its from the Fresh scents family and OMG it sure does have a lovely fresh scent to it and to be honest I love to combine it with spicy smells such as cinnamon as they work so well together.

Even though I don't usually buy Yankee Candles more than once because I like trying new scents, I am defiantly considering getting this again because its just that lush.
yankee candle black coconut review
Pros 
  • Burn time of between 110-150 hours
  • Different sizes to choose from including car air fresheners
  • Fresh tropical scent 
  • Looks lovely
Cons 
  • None; wish I bought another hahaha

What is your favourite Yankee Candle at the moment?


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November Favourites

Hi Darlings!
November was a super quick month for us and I honestly can't believe its December already and its almost 2018! Where on earth has the time gone?

Last month I had a fair amount of beauty favourites and I have put them altogether in this post to tell you on why I loved them. I thought this kinda post would be different because it has been so many months since I last did a beauty favourites post, it was about time I wrote one don't you think?
november favourites
Collection Primer & Ready Illuminating Setting Powder (RRP £3.99)
This setting powder contains silk which gives the skin a naturally radiant finish and helps to keep makeup in place all day. I love how much of a glow that this setting powder gives, it sets my foundation beautifully and gives my skin a beautiful radiant glow.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sunkissed (RRP £22)
This is the first bronzer I have ever tried and I just love it. I used this to contour my face and my goodness it does a wonderful job at it. The bronzer is super soft and gives a lovely natural matte finish  which I just adore. The compact has a beautiful tropical design and it is a generous size and comes with a mirror

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (RRP £19)
I was so lucky to win this in a competition a few months back because I have been wanting to try this for ages now. The mascara wand is a hourglass shape which makes it so much easy to apply the collagen rich product to the lashes. The wand helps separate the lashes individually and also curl them too. Defiantly my favourite mascara I have tried to date.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (RRP £39.50)
I was extremely lucky to get this for my 27th birthday because I have wanted to try urban decay palettes for ages. I just love these shades at the moment because they are very warming and match my winter wardrobe and my red lipsticks. I just love how easy they are to blend and the fact it has a very useful double-ended makeup brush.
november favourites
3INA The Highlighter 201 (RRP£10.95)
As Marilyn Monroe once said "diamonds are a girls best friend' this rings true for me because my goodness this highlighter has a shine that makes my cheeks sparkle and glow like diamonds, honestly this is up their with the best highlighters out there. I love to use this on my cheeks, cupids bow and the tip of my nose.

Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer (RRP £24)
Primers are something that I only started using at the start of the year and ever since then I never wear a foundation without one. Primers are amazing at smoothing the skin ready for a foundation and keeping foundation on the skin longer. This primer is water based and smells amazing, reduces pores and soothes the skin perfectly ready for my foundation.

Kat Von D Lock-It Liquid Foundation (RRP £27)
When it comes to foundation I prefer a more full coverage because I love the way it looks. I use 2 pumps of this foundation to cover my face and it blends perfectly onto my skin with my real techniques makeup sponge combined with the primer above. For a more full coverage foundation its long lasting and doesn't crack after a long day.


What are your favourite products this month?

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Lush Secret Arts Jelly Bomb | Review


Hi Darlings!
It sure does feel like winter now doesn't it? I love baths so much more during the winter as they are a great way to warm up especially when I take a bath with my partner. Lush brought out a new range of bath bombs a few months ago and they are called jelly bombs and they come in 6 different varieties including this one called which is called 'Secret Arts'

Lush as we all know is a mostly bath product originated store and they have lots of cruelty free products too choose from. All the products in Lush are vegetarian friendly and many of them are also vegan too. 
lush secret arts jelly bomb
£4.95 
Cruelty Free
Vegan

Fragrances
Brazilian Orange Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Oil 
Almond Essential Oil


First Impressions
I got this for my birthday off my partners brother as he knows how much I love Lush and he knows Ive not tried the jelly range so getting this was a lovely surprise. I just love the design of this jelly bomb as it has Harry Potter vibes - don't you think? 

I have always been tempted to try Hex-Bomb bath bombs because they have gothic vibes too them but I think that Secret Arts defiantly has witchy gothic vibes too it. 

As soon as I opened the box with Secret Arts in it I was taken by how lovely the scent was. It had a beautiful spicy/citrus scent. 
lush secret arts review
My Thoughts 
When I put this into my bath it was so much different to all of the other Lush products I have tried before. Usually Lush bath products melt or fizzled as soon as they hit the water but this was more like a slight fizz and once it started to melt bits of jelly went on-top of the water.

After a few minutes in the water it revealed a pink centre that fizzed into the water much faster than the outer shell of the jelly bomb. It didn't melt completely until me and my partner picked it up and broke it into pieces in the bath.

The scent wasn't as strong as I was expecting and to be honest that was very disappointing as I was looking forward to smelling the fragrances altogether.

After I took the plug out of the bath it did stain the bath quite a bit and it took a fair bit of scrubbing to finally get it off my bath and not only that the jelly actually blocked my plug until I  poured hot water on it.
Lush secret arts jelly bomb
Rating 
6/10

Pros 
  • Soft on skin 
  • lots of sparkle 
Cons
  • Can stain bath a little 
  • Not very fragrant
Have you tried Lush Jelly Bombs before?




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Bakerdays Letterbox Cake Review + Giveaway

bakerdays cake review
 Hi Darlings!
I hope you are all well!? I am partial to a piece of cake so when Bakerdays sent me a letterbox cake I just couldn't wait to try it. Bakerdays is a UK based company based in Nottinghamshire and the make a variety of different personalised cakes and cupcakes. I just love the fact you can simply upload a photo and have it put on a cake and you can also put a name on them too which I think is brilliant and just adds that edge. The cakes and cupcakes come in a variety of different sizes and flavours too.
bakerdays cake letterbox cake
While writing a blog post my postman knocked on my door and passed me this and another PR parcel and looking at the box I am sure it would of fit through the letterbox but I am kinda relived I was in. Looking at the box I thought they can be no way be a cake in here but to my surprise and delight there was a nicely presented box with a nice little cake inside, exactly the one I ordered on the website as you can see in the pictures.

The cake was just beautiful and looked so much better in person than it did online! All of the colours are vibrant and the picture of me and my partner looks lovely too. Its hard to believe a photo can be edible but it sure is. It smells lovely and the cakes itself is so delicious too, I think its just fab that you order a cake with whatever cake design/picture you want and choose a flavour you would like and you get a lovely soft sponge with a delicious cake.

If you are in a rush like me most of the time, there is an option on the site that if you order before 2pm you can get it by the next day! How amazing is that? They also have lots of other delivery options which is great if you work or like to know when your delivery is coming.
bakerdays cake review
My Thoughts 
I would defiantly recommend this to anyone because not only are the cakes delicious they come in many different options including; fabulous fruit, chocolate and also a gluten free option! I got this for my partners 27th birthday and it genuinely brought a tear to his eye when he seen it because it has one of our favourite photos on it and the cake looked so nice.

Giveaway terms and conditions 

  • Closing date is 1/1/2018 at midnight (happy new year)
  • This is for one letterbox cake with a design of winners choice, no cash alternative
  • The competition is for UK only 
  • Winner chosen randomly by rafflecopter 
  • Winner must respond by 1 week or another will be chosen 
  • The prize will be sent directly from brand
  • This competition is not affiliated from Instagram, Facebook or twitter. 

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Good Luck x

Melissa x
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