Monday, 30 March 2015

Review | So...? Couture Body Spray

Whenever somebody mentions 'So...? With Attitude' I am instantly transported back to the mid '00s when my 9 year old self received her first perfume, 'So...? Kiss Me'. As I got older I was then introduced to their range of body sprays and was hooked, I would come into school every morning wearing a different scent. As to this day, 'So...?' is still my trustworthy go to for a morning burst of fun scents, so when I was asked if I wanted to try out their new couture range I couldn't resist!
The 'So...? Couture' range has been inspired by the 4 most influential cities in the world, London, New York, Paris and Rio with each scent reflecting the spirit of the city.
The top notes of Grapefruit, Mandarin and Apricot make for an intial fun and sweet scent however, just like London there is an urban twist with base notes of Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk. Combined with the gentle heart notes of Jasmine, Rose and Violet, this edgy perfume is perfect for a trip down to Camden Market!
Fresh top notes of Lychee, Peach and Violets turn into a bold mix of Orange Flower, Jasmine and Rose heart notes reflecting the lively New York culture, whilst the woody base notes of Patchouli, Cedarwood and Praline present a contemporary spin. One things for sure, this gorgeous scent will leave you feeling confident and craving the City!
With chic top notes of Mandarin, Plum and Violet softly drifting into heart notes of Hawthorne, Rose and Heliotrope this elegant scent is by far my favourite! Combined with the classic base notes of Vetyver, Patchouli and Vanilla, this will transport you to the elegant streets of Paris.
I really love these body sprays, with each one perfect for a different mood and at just £1.99 each they are impossible to resist! You can find these So...? body sprays along with their other fragrances, perfumes and dry shampoos in most Superdrugs and Boots as well as your local supermarket!
Have you tried any So...? products? Will you be trying any of these? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear what you think!
Becca x
// Products marked with an asterisk (*) are PR samples and have been sent to me to review however as always all opinions are 100% honest and my own //

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Mother's Day with Lush Cosmetics

It's that time of year where luxury chocolate boxes, cheesy compilation CDs and beautifully arranged flower bouquets line the shop shelves and once again Mother's Day has snuck up upon us all. Like many, you may be in a panicked frenzy trying to find the perfect last minute gift to give to Mum tomorrow, if this is the case look no further than Lush, their beautiful range of bath bombs, soaps and hand creams will leave you spoilt for choice with what to treat mum with this year.
The lovely people at Lush Plymouth invited me and a few other local bloggers back in store for their second blogger event (you can read about the first one here!) where we were introduced to their new Mother's Day and Easter Range (I will have a post up about the easter range in the next few weeks). This year Lush have released 16 products in their Mothers Day collection so there is something for everyone available!
Ther first item that caught my eye was the beautiful Rose Bubble Bar (£2.95). As the name suggests, this is a gorgeous pink and white rose shaped bubble bar complete with a green candied leaf. You simply crumble this bar under running water transforming a regular bath into one filled with rose infused bubbles, the water also turns a gorgeous pink colour and feels amazing on the skin due to the organic cocoa butter that makes up the bar.
We were then introduced to the wide range of Mother's Day bath bombs, my favourite being Secret Garden (2.95). Filled with rose and marigold petals, this bath bomb is fragranced with rose absolute making it perfect for any flower lover! However, the best thing about Secret Garden is the vibrant colours which when added to the bath create a mesmirising pattern in the water, we just couldn't stop taking photos!
Another favourite of mine was the Rose Bombshell (£3.50), this is a bath bomb like no other! Before it was demonstrated, the 'Lushies' warned us that we would want to take pictures of this spectacular. At first glance it appears to be a simple white bath bomb, however give it a shake and you will hear the Rose petal encased inside, however, the real magic happens when placed in the water. The water quickly begins foaming up producing a mass of bubbles before eventually popping (due to the magic ingredient...popping candy!) and releasing a gorgeous swirl of pink and rose petals. Additionally the blend of rose oil, soya milk and orange flower absolute leaves the bath gorgeously fragranced and skin feeling silky smooth. I just couldn't resist bringing this one back home for my mum to enjoy!
However, Lush sell much more than bath bombs, the Yummy Mummy collection is perfect for those who don't enjoy a bath. The delicate strawberry fragranced shower gel (£4.75) is enriched with moisturising carrageenan extract and refreshing orange oil, but it's the sparkle in the purple formula which really finishes this product. For that added extra, the body conditioner (£19.95) leaves skin feeling silky smooth and the gorgeous fragrance will last for hours!
And if you can't decide which product your mum will like most why not treat her to a gift set. This year there is 3 different gift sets available with a selection of different Mother's Day products. The Love You, Mum gift is just £14.50 and contains 3 of the Mother's Day favourites, where as the Mum gift box has 6 best sellers for £29.95 including both of the Yummy Mummy products. Or for an extra special gift, the Flowers for Mum (£44.95) contains 9 pampering treats and is beautifully wrapped in the multi-functional knot-wrap.
Have you tried any of these products? Which one is your favourite?
Becca x