I’ve spoken quite a lot about my birthday on here, I know. It’s just been such a good one and as this started as a beauty blog I thought sharing my beauty related gifts would be a fun thing to do! This is also my first product post with my new lens so let me know what you think of the photographs. Without further ado…
I’m sure you all know I’m a brand ambassador for Bomb Cosmetics by now. It’s almost been a year since I became a member of the #BombBabeSquad but I still pinch myself every time I get an email from the lovely Tara or a parcel turns up at my door. They very kindly sent me a birthday parcel full of treats related to celebrating which I thought was more than adorable. Most of it pink. too! The products they sent were the Pink Bubbly Piped Candle which smells (and looks) like a scrumptious strawberry milkshake to me.
Aswell as The Sweet Star Surprise Soap and the Up, Up & Away and Party Popper Blasters. The designs on them all are so adorable along with super sweet scents that just remind me of bubblegum. They’re perfect for birthday gifts and for me so a huge thank you to Bomb for their generosity! They also sent me a lovely “Happy Baathday” card containing two blasters which I stupidly forgot to include in the photos.
The Body Shop
I only ever shopped in The Body Shop once in a blue moon before I worked there (I left just over a year ago). Once my obsession started, it was hard to stop, especially with a 50% employee discount! Despite them having thousands of products, it’s extremely rare that I try something from them that I dislike. I’m so happy that they detached themselves from L’oreal recently too and are now 100% cruelty-free once again!
My mums friend Leigh really kindly got me these bits. I have REALLY been wanting to try the body yoghurt and the strawberry shampoo so I’m so unbelievably excited for those two especially! Shea and satsuma are also two of my favourite current bodycare ranges alongside coconut. I say current as there are so many discontinued or seasonal ranges that I still internally cry about – I miss you early harvest raspberry, honeymania and virgin mojito!
Who doesn’t appreciate a good few bits from Lush? Their products are always full of colour, scent and moisture. Everyone knows all about Lush so there’s not much point in me giving them an intro. My mums friend Leigh also got me the Bath Art giftset containing Intergalactic and Dragons Egg bath bombs. These are two of mine and Jakes all time favourites so I’m so excited to use them and share with him! Although I’m finding it hard to break in and ruin the lovely packaging.
Sadie got me a Sex Bomb bath bomb which is actually one of the first Lush bombs I ever tried and it smells so sweet, sherberty and gorgeous. Last but not least, Marika got me a little black box of 4 bath oils which were Polyamorous, Furze, Flowers Barrow and Oil On Troubled Water. I’ve never actually tried any of these but I’m a huge fan of Bomb Cosmetics bath creamers and mallows which I imagine have quite a similar effect.
Beckys Bath Bombs
I came across this brand on Etsy recently and I love trying out new bath products, especially from small independent brands. You’ll find they produce some of the best products as so much effort and love goes into the production of them. Not to mention the packaging being super cute, often with handwritten personal ‘thank you’s or adorable stickers to go with it! Jake got me the personalised unicorn bath gift with my name on which contains Unicorn bath dust, a Unicorn bath bomb, a Bubblegum bath bomb and 6 bath marbles in the scents lavender and sea kelp!
Aswell as also ordering the Unicorn Horn bath bomb, Fairies In The Snow bath bomb (which smells just like Lush’s “Snow Fairy”), Rhubarb and Custard bath dust and The Bomb bath bomb. So I got quite a good haul from this brand! The only thing I’ve used so far is the Unicorn bath dust which is brilliant! It’s blue, pink and yellow in colour which creates little fireworks on the surface and turns the bath water a lovely medium blue.
Blush Pink Bath Board
I HAVE WANTED ONE OF THESE FOREVER. They are so bloody cute and perfect for taking fab photos. Jake got me this one in my mini pile of gifts and the colour is just perfect for the content I’ve been creating recently.
This is their original board with 2 little candle holes and the perfect sized slot in the middle so you can put a tablet or iPad in and watch things in the bath. I just need a tablet now…
Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm & CT Lipstick
I mentioned these in my last post and said I’d put the photo in that I took that I was super proud of. The Cleansing Balm was one of the gifts from my mum and the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick was a present from me to me. The balm makes my skin feel so soft and plump after use, it’s probably one of the only high-end products I actually feel is worth the money and hype.
The lipstick is in the shade “Bond Girl” and I am still yet to try it due to being make-up free for the past few days because of illness. I’ll definitely be popping a selfie or two up on Instagram when I’m finally feeling well enough to rock it though!
And there you have it. I did get some other wonderful things – a lot of which was blog related so you’ll see them pop up in photos or posts soon I’m sure. Are there any beauty-related things on your next birthday wishlist?