Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lord of Misrule | 2015 | MaddyBeautyLove

Released for Halloween last year, I regretted purchasing only one Lord of Misrule. So as you can imagine, I jumped as high as the moon when Lush Australia announced it would be returning as a Christmas in July limited edition (sorry to those outside Australia and New Zealand!). 

Now you may notice that the rich emerald green bath bomb that you saw last year is now a beautiful aquamarine blue - well the end result is much more pleasant than the deep red/blood colour that the bath bomb ended with. This time around it becomes a beautiful midnight blue. 

The scent is absolutely divine. It is a herbal and sweet combination of Fair Trade vanilla with patchouli and black pepper. A must for the lovers of spice out there! 

As a slow fizzer, with the added extra of popping candy that is supposed to signal the red wine flowing during Pagan festivities during the Feast of Fools. Though it's not quite Halloween, there is no doubt that LoM is made for the winter time. The spiciness really gives off warmth.

The added bonus of the strength of LoM's strength is the scent that stayed on my bath robe following my bath (and still remains!). I used my Lord of Misrule a few hours before work and was complimented on multiple times for the apparent spiciness of scent I carried. Win! 

Enough talking, now I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 

I also attempted to multi-task as I filmed a demo of LoM in action, check that out here!

It seems I would have no choice but to award Lord of Misrule with a perfect score of 10/10. 

Have you tried Lord of Misrule? 
How do you feel about its make-over?!

Bisous, bisous

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Christmas in July! Too early? Never!

Baked Alaska Snowball Soap 

Happy Christmas in July! Too early? Never! 

I couldn't be more excited for it, because I will always welcome Lush new releases and this year we have a few oldies, but also a few pieces that I've laid my eyes on. So to help any clueless souls who haven't quite decided what should be on their shopping list I'm reviewing all the products and giving you my verdict. I would love to hear what you all think of the products too so don't forget to reach out to me on here, my YouTube, Twitter or Instagram and let's freak out together (to christmas music of course!)

Let's start with something that seems a little out of touch for Melbourne's crazy winter weather! 

Baked Alaska Snowball Soap

This was my absolute favourite solid soap over the Summer just past. It’s zesty, it's citrus and with ylang ylang, grapefruit and lemon myrtle oils, it works wonders in curing any Winter blues. The scent it quite a nostalgic one for me. It smells just like a lemon ice-pole during the Summer when I was younger - which is no doubt to why it was one of the fastest selling soaps over Christmas. 

What I love about Lush soaps, is their ability to linger on the skin. So what is the verdict on this one? It does linger on the skin albeit lightly. If you’re a fan of any of Lush’s more citrus products you will no doubt fall in love with this too - so combining it with anything from the Karma range will give it more longevity. 

Before this one is cut is looks just like a gigantic snowball. The blue, pink and green hues that are revealed, remind me a little of the pastel islands in Golden Wonder. 

One of the big questions with this one will probably be – How does it make my skin feel? 
I actually find this soap quite softening on the skin. It doesn’t leave a very “squeaky-clean” soap feeling on my skin and I find because it isn’t so creamy, it lasts a decent amount of time.

What else can possibly make this soap more fabulous? Perhaps the fact that it is vegan, packaging-free, 100% palm oil (no Orangutang suffered for this) AND petrochemical free! 

Did you have the chance to smell Baked Alaska Snowball over Christmas? 
Do you wish another Christmas soap had made its return?
Have you ever wanted to smell like an ice-pole?!

Thursday, June 25, 2015



In following up my lengthy Instagram post, I am attempting to utilise my voice on all media to encourage acceptance and raise awareness


It is important to know that in no country does the LGBT community have equal rights. In 75 countries it is a crime. In 10 countries it can cost you, your life.
This map may aid in understanding the worlds stance on equal rights for LGBT.

(Taken from the Lush Australia website - ilga.org) 

The LGBT community is also one that is heavily underfunded worldwide. So Lush is taking the soap worldwide – with an exception of 100 stores in which it would risk the workers safety (not to mention illegal) if they were to take part. The map above is a helpful indicator about which countries this includes. 

With a scent similar to Fizzzbanger bath bomb and appropriately named the “Love Soap”, this glittery soap is divine. With uplifting bergamot, lemongrass and Sicilian lemon oil and packed with lustre – by purchasing this vegan soap you will be doing more than having fun in the shower.

Lush is one of the few companies that I feel I can trust my money is doing much more than funding a CEO’S luxurious lifestyle.

100% of $7.50 (AUD dollars, minus GST) is being donated to grassroots LGBT roots and organisations like All Out – who do not receive funding from the government or cooperation’s, but whose volunteers work tirelessly to raise awareness and send the message of acceptance all over the world.

If your local store or online has sold out of this beautiful soap (as they should!) I recommend seeing if the New Charity Pot catches your fancy as 100% of cost goes towards grassroots charities including those for LGBT.

Utilise #GayiOk along with to share your support and share your stories.

Here are some links you may find useful!

All Out:

Minus 18: An LGBT organisation for Australian teenagers and young adults. 

More information on Lush's Love Fund: 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Revlon Parfumarie in Pink Pineapple || MaddyBeautyLove

First there was perfume for your body, then there was perfume for your hair and now there’s perfume for your nails! Released in Australian stores in 2014, the Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel's haven’t been hyped up too much in Australia. That's why I'm here, to share my thoughts on the range starting with Pink Pineapple.

I first saw these in November 2013 while rummaging through the beauty stories in America.  It was in Time Square that I came across this shade. The stand that day wasn't stocked like the stands you'll find in your local store, so I have since purchased more. My opinion however varies throughout the shades.

The bottles are absolutely beautiful and have the grandeur of an expensive Parisian perfume. For nail polish’s my favourite kinds are the square-ish brushes. Instead, the perfumeries have a petite thin brush. I find that this encourages streaking in application for this formula.  It also takes much more effort. I find that you also have to wait around 5 minutes between coats otherwise the formula doesn’t completely dry and the polish slides off and gets dints.

The above photo shows the variation of the nail polishes application. Starting with the thumb having 5 coats and ending with the pinky finger having only one coat. 

As you can see this nail polish has a lovely pink shade – almost French manicurist type. It’s not matte though  it contains no shimmer and it is not opaque. 
I feel like it looks great on both pale and tan skins. It takes me about 4 -5 coats to create coverage that covers your original nail colour.

To be honest this scent is a bit “meh” for me. It’s sweet and creamy and just how you can imagine a pink pineapple milkshake but at times it can be a little too strong to me. So for those who get headaches with overpowering scents I would avoid this one. The scent is strong for about three day.  it will come out as you apply it but reach its strength as it dries. 

I can get a few days wear out of this without it chipping – it does not however survive a shift without being completely ruined.

The price in America was decent (of course) for a Revlon nail polish, but I cant imagine paying the $16 here for them where Essie has a better colour range, with better application, opaqueness and wear ability. The subsequent ones I’ve purchased have been on 2 for 1 or on cheaper sales.

Bisous, bisous