Bomb Cosmetics

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Happy Saturday Everyone,

So last Sunday I went to the Vitality Show at Earls Court, London. It was a day of fitness, health and beauty literally my dream day. Whilst I was there I was introduced to some new brands and managed to grab myself some bargains too. One of my favourite discovered brands was Bomb Cosmetics where I was just in heaven and amazed by the volume of bath bombs, melts, creamers, blasters, soaps and candles... plus they came in every variety. Luckily my friend went and sat down with all our bags as she knew I would be there for a while even though I said I was only going to pick up a couple. Thankfully she knew me better and after about 30minutes of browsing, I came away with 18 bath goodies. 

Why I like Bomb Cosmetics:
  • They are handmade in the UK
  • Against animal testing
  • Eco-friendly packaging
  • Natural ingredients with essential oils 
  • Affordable prices
  • Wide variety
  • High quality products


What Bomb Cosmetics say: "Our Bath Brulees contain pure lashings of cocoa and shea butter! In fact they contain enough for up to 6 baths! Just take out the little foaming beauty when the water is soft and buttery enough and just store the rest in it's little cupcake paper."

What I say: These just smell amazing, literally think that I have died and gone to heaven when I smell these. I picked a Lavender scented one which I thought would be good for relaxing and to help de-stress after a hard day/week. Then I went for one of my favourite scents which is honey/creamy/vanilla scents.

Pro: I love the fact that they leave your skin feeling so silky soft and that the scent doesn't dilute when put in the bath. Also they are definitely worth the money too! 

Con: Whilst I think it is great that one brûlée can last up to six baths,  I firstly think that it is slight over ambitious of them to say 6 - I would probably say 4 and secondly the first time I took the brûlée out of the bath I found it a bit messy but definitely is okay once you get into the swing of doing that. I am naughty and have always used one per bath when using Lush ones. 


What Bomb Cosmetics say: "Bath Blasters are one of the easiest, most convenient and fun ways to enjoy aromatherapy and pure essential oils in everyday life. Pressed, rolled, dipped, sprinkled and piped entirely by hand to ensure each one is as lovely as the last!"

What I say: I did pick up more of these than are photoed by I have given them to a couple of people as I think they are so cute. I love the designs and packaging that they come in. I personally used one per bath but I know that a friend of mine has got two baths out of her one. 

Pro: Apart from smelling amazing this products designs really stand out to me, they have such a variety and I would love to slowly work my way through every single one of them. Plus they are nearly half the price of the ones in Lush and yet they are the same size. 

Con: My generally pet peeve about bath bombs/blasters is that you generally only get one use out of them and secondly they don't bubble or create bubbles and I am bubble bath kind of girl - these are just preferences though! 


What Bomb Cosmetics say: "Our beautiful handmade Bath Mallows contain just enough cocoa and shea butter to fill a bath with rich, nourishing creamy moisturising goodness. Unlike a Bath Blaster, these will gently melt, unlocking Mother Nature's bounty!"  

What I say: These would make the perfect gift, I think the presentation of these are amazing and so delicate - I would recommend for everyone. 

Pro: They just look perfect - they smell perfect, feel perfect and come in so many different varieties that there will be one for everyones preference. The creamy bottom nourishing the skin whilst the crumbly top helps makes bubbles. 

Con: You have to use one per bath because you can spilt them as the top part of the cupcake is a different texture to the bottom. The top has the consistency of a Bath Brûlée and the bottom feels like the bath creamers - which is great as you get the best of both worlds but annoying if you want to get two baths worth. 


What Bomb Cosmetics say: "Our decadent Bath Creamers are pressed by hand from pure cocoa and shea buffers, and trap some of Mother Nature's finest essential oils inside. They gently melt releasing nourishing and deeply moisturising butters to condition your skin."

What I say:  These look, smell and feel great. They are my favourite option, they do come on par with the Bath Mallows yet I think they make better gifts. They just make my baths feel extra special and I love a good bath especially on a Sunday. 

Pro: The first thing I love is that they a kind of seam down the middle of the ball where you can carefully split them using a normal knife which means they last longer and work out really cheap. 

Con: I am trying to think of a con for these but I am finding it really hard, whilst they don't create bubbles (my preferred bath) they do make the bath milky and soft. 

I can't wait to make my next order I already have quite a few things on my wish list.

Have you tried Bomb Cosmetics? 

TRESemme Platinum Strength Collection

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

TRESemme Platinum Strength Shampoo - £4.99
TRESemme Platinum Strength Conditioner - £4.99
TRESemme Platinum Strength Deep Conditioning -  £5.69
TRESemme Platinum Strength Leave In Conditioner - £5.69
TRESemme Platinum Strength 60 Second Treatment Shot - £1.49

Rating: 8/10

What TRESemme says: "Everyday styling can put your hair through the ringer, leaving it dry, dull and desperate. Give hair a fighting chance with the NEW TRESemmé® Platinum Strength™ Collection, a line of hair care products developed to fortify and strengthen hair. They repair up to two years of damage* and reinforce hair’s natural protective layer.
The Renewing Complex reinforces hair’s natural barrier, restoring hair and protecting against future damage. The result is beautifully smooth and healthy-looking hair that’s protected against future styling damage.

All Platinum Strength™ products are gentle enough for color treated hair."

What I say: I have such dry and damage hair and it doesn't help that I am dyed blonde with already dry hair. So when it comes to my hair care I need to use products which doesn't just mask the problem but tries to help it. I like that the shampoo is moisturising and the conditioner is thick enough to treat my hair though must be kept to the ends as it is really thick.

- As fas as saying that it fixes your hair, I wouldn't know but my hair definitely has been more bouncy and shiney (without the cringey expression) 
- I love the 60 second shot - I keep getting so many compliments from people saying that it looks as though I have had my hair cut,.
-The price is reasonable and many places keep having it on a half price promotion - I think Superdrug is the current one. 

- I find the TRESemme bottles super clumpy and awkward to use, they are too big and the bottles too firm.
- Out of this collection my least favourite item is the Leave in Conditioner as I find that it gives me the "I've still got conditioner in my hair" kind of feel which never feeks great. 
- The 60 second shot is similar to the deep conditioning and even though it helps with portion control as I always use way too much - the shot is an expensive way of doing it, so if I can use the right amount from the bigger bottle. 

Have you tried this collection? I love it, what do you think?

My Nail Varnish Collection

Sunday, 24 March 2013


Firstly I would just like to apologise for my absent these last couple of weeks, if I am totally honest with you, I just haven't had any motivation to post or really wanted to. However, by not blogging this has made me realise how much I miss it and I have quite a few exciting new products coming up so keep posted for that!

So I saw a 'new' way of organising nail varnish on Pinterest (which now I can't find the pin for) however I have seen this week on Instagram (follow me @misslaceyloves) that the new store "& Other Stories" which is based in Regents Street, London also show their polishes in this way.  I always struggle to decide what nail colour to apply unless I am in a particular mood or I have made a new purchase.

I bought a bag of lolly pop sticks from Lakeland for £2.59 for 100 of them and simply just painted the tip and wrote the nail and brand of the polish on the body of the stick. This also helped to see the consistency of the colours and how easy they painted on. I now keep them in a little pot next to my nail polishes. It helps me see which colours that I own so none of them get lost in the back of my cupboard! 

What do you think of this idea? How do you keep your polishes organised?

Charles Worthington Moisture Seal

Monday, 4 March 2013


I am always keeping my eyes peeled open for products to repair and rescue my hair. I have naturally dry hair and it doesn't help that I dye it blonde. I'm still sitting on the fence when it comes to hair oils, I know so many people rave about them but I always find it an odd concept. I need to see 100% miracles from an oil to come around to it I think. This Charles Worthington Melting Balm is a mid-ground for me, it feels like a hair product but when rubbed it is forms a thick, oil like balm. It doesn't seem dissimilar to facial cleasning balms.

All you need is a small amount, like the size of a 50pence into the palms of your hands where it just melts into a soft balmy liquid. Then I apply it to the ends of my unwashed hair before placing it into a top knot. Where I leave it for 20-30minutes... if my hair is particulary dry then I will leave it on for longer sometimes on a Sunday especially when I am just bumming around the house. You don't need to use a huge amount and it must stay to the ends of your hair otherwise it can make your roots extremely greasy. After only using this once I noticed a huge difference in the lookand felt of my hair, it instantly looked smoother, nourished and more shiny. My hair drank the moisture of the balm so it didn't feel as though I was weighing down the ends.  

It isn't the cheapest option on the market, but I would definitely say that it is worth the money. I have used this on a dozen occasions already and still have more than half the pot left. I think it is an amazing mask and Boots always have bits on promotion, you can pick this up at the moment for £10, if you miss that they usually have it on 3 for 2 also. So if you see it in your local boots, I would recommend this for everyone.

The product is a dream for anyone with split ends and damage. 

Revlon Colorstay - Coastal Surf Nail Enamel

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Today has been such a sunny and beautiful day, it is the first time this year that it has looked like Spring, shame that it hasn't felt it though. In honour of the blue skies and gorgeous sun, I decided to dig out one of my new shades that I have recently bought. The new Revlon Colorstay polishes have one of the best formulas that I have tried in a nail varnish. The colour brushes on the same as it looks in the bottle, and I have only applied one coat. I always use a clear base coat and a clear extra shine top coat. 

This Coastal Surf shade looks as though it is going to be one of my favourite of the spring/summer. I don't tend to wear blues and I am sometimes quite unadventurous with the colours that I wear/buy. But with this shade there is something bright and uplifting about it which shouts out fun and they make a statement. Revlon Coastal Surf Nail Polish is such a beautiful, bright and solid blue shade that I think will suit almost every skin tone. The formula of the polish is very different from lots of others on the high street, I don't think I have ever tried a colour which gives such a bold and full coverage in one coat. It is definitely a one coat, super glossy finish and extremely easy to apply. It says that is last up to 11 days and I will be hopefully putting that to the test even though I usually change my polish weekly.  I can't fault this polish at all and I will be definitely buying a lot more colours in this range.