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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Strawberries and Dreams

I decided a little while ago that I didn’t really want to buy anymore from Lush, for a few different reasons, so I had to look for alternatives to satisfy
my adiction for handmade soaps, bathbombs, bath melts etc.
which is where Bomb Cosmetics comes in.
I’ve already done one review of the cookie bathblaster and there are a few more planned.
But anyway onto the Strawberries and Dreams (cutest name) bath brulee, it’s £2.99 for 160g and you get between 3-4 baths.
Bomb cosmetics isn’t a huge company however they have quite a good online store where they stock everything from soaps, bathblasters to candles.
You can also find your nearest store on the site and see if there’s one near by
(I’ve been to two different ones and I really love the quaint, personal feel of their stores!)
I didn’t read the directions before use so I did it a little differently – you’re meant to drop the entire thing into your bath and let a part of it dissolve. Then remove it before too much has fizzled out. I just broke a bit off.

The scent is the main reason I got this and it is just right – it’s not overpowering but it’s strong enough that it's noticeable. The fragrance sweet but not in a sugary way, it’s slightly fruity, slightly floral and generally just a really girly, summery scent which I really love!

Once it was in the water I got a lovely milky bath.
Strawberries and Dreams is meant to soften your skin through a mixture of cocoa butters and essential oils and my skin was definately soft and lightly scented afterwards. Overall I really love this and is definitely something I can imagine me repurchasing in the future!

Have you tried any of Bomb Cosmetics things? Or do you know any other Lush alternatives I should take a look at?
Hope this has been helpful!! x


nicoletta said...

I have tried some of the bomb products and really like them although they are a bit pricey. Have a quick search for lady mucks bath products as she sells some gorgeous stuff online and good prices too x

Carrie said...

That's a soap?! WHAT! I thought it was real cupcake. It made me want to eat it.


Fueledbymanda said...

Can I ask why you won't buy from Lush anymore? :)

Bonnie said...

This sounds good enough to eat, but they probably don't recommend that ...

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Marie said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this brand, must try it one time.:D

Strawberries and dreams is such a cute and yummy name.:D

Thanks for the review and pictures!:D

****** Marie *****

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Hi Rachel! That sounds really good! I really want to try it now! We have Lush at our mall so I can't wait to stop by! xoxoxoo

Erica Leigh said...

i miss having a bathtub! i used to love taking bubble baths and using bath bombs (but then we moved and got shower stalls instead. wah!).

i know that there are a lot of great etsy sellers that make awesome bath bombs though, if you want some lush alternatives!


Shop N' Chomp said...

Haha...I totally thought it was a cupcake! ;P Love bath bombs...

Radiant Make Up said...

@Fueledbymanda nothing major, I just prefer the idea of supporting smaller companies and individuals as Lush is so big now I feel alot of the smaller companies never get a look in :)

@Erica & Nicoletta oh I'll definately check them out - love discovering new brands!

@ShopN'Chompe & Carrie their products are always this cute - whenever I go into their shops I always feel like I'm in a bakery everything is so cute :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

MM said...

I haven't tried yet those products but I would love to! Thank you for sharing!!!

Have a lovely day, sweetie!


Cherry said...

This looks great and it's a good alternative to Lush!

rebecca said...

strawberries and dreams is the best name ever! i've never been into the whole lush thing really, although i know so, so many people who are borderline obsessed. i've heard of bomb before, and they seem to get good reviews


Sophie said...

It looks so yummy, I can't believe it's not edible


Sara.H said...

I am so tempted. Looks yummy to me :) <3

Pop Champagne said...

they're pricey but they smell really good though! so I like to splurge in them once in a while :D

Krystal said...

aw, what is wrong with lush?? this looks good too though :)

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Radiant Make Up said...

@Krystal nothings wrong with it I just prefer to support smaller businesses that I think are always overshadowed :)

@rebecca I was into lush a while ago but i prefer trying out new places now

@Sarah & Sophie lol it really does look god enough to eat - it looks better once its in the bath though :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

Discovering Beauty said...

haha i didn’t read the post to start off with and was thinking what is she doing crushing the cupcake?! haha.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I actually wanted to eat it until I started reading haha. I need some lunch...
Might have to try one of these sometime!

Florrie x