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?!