Monday, 21 November 2011

Lush bath ballistic - Phoenix Rising

When I heard about this product, before I'd even seen it, I fell in love with it. Purple is my favourite colour, I love shiny things and phoenixes are pretty awesome. What's not to love?

Then I heard that it sinks to the bottom of the bath, and rises again, revealing a green centre. Even more love.

Then I saw it, and let me tell you, it is just beautiful.

See what I mean?

The Lush website says that it will "release gentle shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to leave your skin feather-soft. Exotic essential oils of fruit and spices take your mind on a flight of fancy to distant shores where you are lying on a beach drinking spiced rum."

The fragrance is quite musky, but it's not overpowering, and doesn't linger too long.

I'll be honest and say that once I put this in the bath, I was a bit disappointed. The colour is really beautiful, and perfectly matches the walls of my purple bathroom. But I didn't really see any sinking, or the green centre. 

I'm not sure if it came from a duff batch, or maybe I left it too long after buying it. The fragrance and colour of this bath ballistic are enough to make me think that I'll buy it again, and I'd definitely love to see if a different one would work better according to Lush's description.

Have you tried this one? What did you think?

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Beauty on a Budget giveaway!
I never thought I would reach 50 followers on this blog. I know 50 is insignificant compared to others, but I am thrilled. So I wanted to do a little giveaway to say thank you to you all. 
The prizes: 
  • Batiste dry shampoo in Blush
  • Model’s Own ‘smash up’ nail polish in silver
  • Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish in ‘850 Hard Edged’
  • Rimmel Stir It Up eye shadow in ‘300 Sure…’
  • Revlon Mix & Mingle lip palette in ‘270 Tango with Mango’
  • PLUS 2 items of your choice from the Lush Christmas range (excluding gift sets)
The rules:
  • You must be following this blog
  • To enter, just comment on this post with your Google Friend Connect username, and your email address so I can contact you if you win.
  • For an extra entry, follow my Tumblr, and reblog the giveaway post.
  • This giveaway is open internationally
  • I will be choosing a winner on the 1st December. The winner will be announced here, on my Tumblr and will be contacted. They will have 48 hours to respond, or I will choose another winner.
Good luck, and thanks again!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

17 eyeshadow trio - Enraged

I've had this for a while, but I'm an eternal procrastinator, so have only just got around to writing this post.

This eyeshadow trio is part of the autumn/winter collection, and goes perfectly with their Fury nail polish. The colours are quite pigmented, and super sparkly, so although they would work during the day, they're perfect for a bit of night time glamour.

The trio costs £5.49, which in itself is pretty good value, but 17 also have an offer on at the moment. When you buy two products, you get the Femme Noir set for free:

It includes an eye shadow, liquid liner and lipgloss. So, it's a perfect excuse to treat yourself to something nice, or get a couple Christmas gifts for someone special and keep the free gift for yourself.