If you saw my review of the Bomb Cosmetics ‘Little Hotties’ wax melts you will know about my obsession with home scents. I am a total convert to wax melts and I had seen the Flamingo Candle ‘The Melt Crowd’ subscription box on a few blogs and was immediately smitten with the idea. I took one look at the scent list and was practically throwing money at the screen!
I was lucky enough to go to the essie pop-up nail bar in Debenhams on Oxford Street last week for a manicure (you can see what I had done HERE). On my way out I was handed a bag that contained the full essie Summer 2015 collection. Cue lots of squealing!
This is such a great collection, really strong with a wide range of colours that include some classics and some unusual additions. So let’s have a peek…
I have been looking for wax melts for a while, as people I follow on Instagram that are based in the US are always posting pictures of the amazing ones they buys. So when I stumbled across Bomb Cosmetics I was already fully prepared to develop an obsession.
I recorded the first part of my New York beauty haul and the first video up is…Sephora!
New York Beauty Haul Part 1 Sephora
Want to see what I bought in the black and white store of dreams? Here is a sneak peek into the products that feature: Sephora (obv), A LOT of Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Tarte, Too Faced, NARS, Marc Jacobs, OCC, Smashbox, Hourglass, Bumble and Bumble, First Aid Beauty, Victor & Rolf, Elizabeth & James, Tocca, Josie Maran… Lots of exciting goodies!
You can my second video HERE, which covers all the US drugstore beauty purchases. Let me know your Sephora recommendations and favourite products so I can build my next wishlist…
I have already done a nail art blog post featuring 2 of the GOSH SS15 collection nail varnishes, but wanted to show you some other exciting bits from the collection that I was sent this week. I don’t think I’d tried any GOSH make up products before so I was very intrigued to give them a go.
Coppafeel! came to my attention last year when they teamed up with Birchbox to raise awareness of this great charity and cause. As you may guess from the name, Coppafeel! is a breast cancer awareness charity whose campaigns aim to offer no-nonsense advice and information to women.
Coppafeel! have partnered with ‘I Love…’ to be the first cosmetics company to release a shower creme and bubble bath with breast cancer awareness symptom labels to the packaging. They have released this gel as part of their #ShowerHijack campaign and I LOVE it. The idea is that you are already naked, already rubbing your skin while you’re getting clean, so why not use that time to quickly check your boobs for symptoms and early warning signs? We should all be checking our boobs regularly and this gives us a little nudge in the right direction.
If you’re a regular round these parts you will know that I’m a big fan of subscription boxes. You get new treats to try out every month, you don’t have to go to the shops where there are ~other people~, plus I get ridiculously giddy about receiving post. (That can’t just be me, right?)
So when I was asked to test out a nail varnish subscription box I was SUPER excited. There have been a few nail polish subscriptions floating around but they were ones that sent you a few bottles to *try* and you would then post them back. Weird. With NailBox you receive your box and get to keep your goodies. Much better.
Here is what I received in the first box (not pictured was a Nails Inc nail file)
I received this lovely looking polish at the Debenhams SS15 beauty event last week and was so excited to use it. I love Nails Inc polishes and had heard good things about their Gel Effect range. So I thought I’d do a little bit of gold leaf nail art!