Now, I'm not someone who readily gives in to peer pressure (quite the opposite, actually, I like to be contrary whenever I can), but I have to admit I succumbed in a major way a few weeks ago! It all began when I was browsing on one of my favourite beauty websites, Beautyheaven, a few weeks ago and came across a rather rapturous thread dealing with Bomb Cosmetics, a relatively new, British-made, luxury bath and beauty brand. There was also a really great special on offer, where any purchase over $50 got free shipping and a free box with six of their famous bath bombs/creamers. The enthusiasm on that thread really got to me, and next thing I knew, I was browsing on the Get Drenched website (the Australian stockists of Bomb Cosmetics).
I was overjoyed when I came across a list of shower-friendly products, as well as an extensive list of candles, and it wasn't long before I found myself clicking on the 'add to cart', and consequently, 'check out' buttons! Checking out was a simple and straightforward process; I simply used Paypal and two days later, a gorgeous and securely packed box arrived on my desk at work! It was with great excitement that I unwrapped it to find the following items, together with a little handwritten card from Paul, thanking me for my order.
Keep reading after the jump!
I shared my purchases on my Instagram and it got quite a lot of attention from my followers, so I felt I simply had to share my thoughts on the products! I purchased the Bomb Cosmetics Cranberry & Lime Shower Scrub, Chocolate Orange Tin Candle and Pocket Full of Rainbows Shower Soap. Due to the special, I received free shipping and a lovely little box full of six bath bombs/creamers. I've only used the shower scrub and candle thus far, so I'll be focusing on these items for the review.
Bomb Cosmetics Cranberry & Lime Shower Scrub - 340ml ($21.95)
|Cranberry & Lime Shower Scrub (pictured with the Pocket Full of Rainbows Shower Soap on the right).|
This product is a lightly grained, oil-based shower scrub with lemongrass and clary sage essential oils. It's also got sweet almond oil and black pepper, as well as lime essential oils. The instructions on the tub are to mix the product well before using, to ensure that the oils are distributed evenly through the salt scrub. You then scoop up a handful of the scrub and rub it over your skin before rinsing off.
|Bomb Cosmetics Cranberry & Lime Shower Scrub.|
I found it easy enough to mix the scrub with a finger, and to scoop out as much product as I needed. The scent is absolutely delicious, akin to drinking a margarita (but rubbing it over your skin instead); refreshing, zesty and stimulating all at the same time! I'm someone who loves strongly scented products, so this was right up my alley. I love walking into my bathroom after having used the scrub as the delicious lime and lemongrass scent just lingers in the air!
The first time I used the scrub, I applied it after cleansing, then rinsed and dried off. I found that my skin was left feeling very smooth and moisturised afterwards, with an almost tacky feeling from excess oils left from the scrub (you know that feeling you get after going for an oil massage?). This isn't a bad thing by any means, but I'm not a big fan of using oil on my skin, so I decided to switch things up by using the scrub before cleansing, which worked a treat! The gorgeous scent tends to linger on my skin even after cleansing, and my skin still feels supple and smooth enough afterwards that I can skip moisturiser, but without leaving any oily residue left behind. As a bonus, even my towels smell delicious days after I've used them to dry off from using the scrub!
A quick word of warning though, it is an oil scrub so do exercise caution when using it on your feet as it can be a wee bit slippery!
Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate Orange Tin Candle - 45 hour burn time ($18.95)
|Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate Orange Tin Candle.|
As the people closest to me know, there is nothing I love more than dark chocolate and orange, which is why I had to buy this candle as soon as I saw it on the list!
The website describes this as "A sweet, tasty fragrance blending accords of milky cacao with juicy citrus top notes of clementine, blood orange and satsuma over a vanilla base. Contains orange and mandarin essential oils."
Isn't this candle gorgeous? Even the colour of the wax reminded me of chocolate! The scent was readily available as soon as I lifted the lid, and I couldn't wait to get home and light it up. The description is perfect; the warm chocolate scent is easily discernible, and the candle is sweet, yet rich, at the same time. The mandarin/orange scent prevents it from being sickly, and adds a lovely depth to the scent. If you like subtle throws, which are discernible but not overpowering, this candle is definitely for you! It's the kind of candle that you catch the scent off every now and then while you're in the same room, but is especially noticeable when you walk back into the room after having left it for a little while.
I loved my experience with Bomb Cosmetics so much that I placed a second order last week! I've already used most of the items I ordered, so I will review them in a separate post to follow shortly. I must say that the excellent customer service offered by Get Drenched is another reason that keeps me frequenting their website, it's wonderful to get quick replies to any questions posed, not to mention the lovely touch of a handwritten card in your parcel!
And now to get to the part you've all been waiting for...the GIVEAWAY! Paul has kindly provided me with FOUR Bomb Cosmetics gift boxes to give away to you, my lovely readers! Each gift box has a selection of six bath melts, as shown in the photo below.
|(Image provided by Get Drenched)|
To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter prompts below. Please note, this is only open NATIONALLY (sorry, international readers, but I will have another wonderful giveaway for you shortly)!
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Please note: The Get Drenched owners are away at a trade show until the 9th of August, so any orders placed in this interim will only be shipped after then. Don't let that stop you, lovelies, I promise you won't regret it!