Beauty

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LUSH: Tisty Tosty

Another day, another Valentine’s Day special melting/fizzing bath melt to review…

This time it’s the turn of Tisty Tosty. Listen, I don’t know how many times I’ve got to break it to you… I have no idea as to how Lush come up with names for their products. I hazard a guess it’s just a case of choosing the weirdest and most unrealistic sounding words, and putting them together to sound like a tongue twister.

You never know… We may wake up tomorrow to find that they’ve released ‘How Much Wood Would a Wood Chuck Chuck if a Wood Chuck could Chuck Wood’ as a massage bar. Only the finest Oak and Elm oils used in that one… 😆

Anyway, so yes, onto Tisty Tosty. I have tried this one a couple of times before, I like it… If you love roses, you’ll love this! There are seven real dry rosebuds embedded in this heart shaped bath melt. I love this for many reasons, one of which is that it’s not shaped like their other melts – in the shape of a spheres. Lush have pulled it out of the bag with this one, it’s  LOVE(ly) and very fitting for Valentine’s Day.

He loves me, he loves me not – Tisty Tosty is based on a medieval love potion. Studded with seven real rosebuds, it is scented with a captivating combination of floral orris root powder, rose, and lemon. As this dissolves in the bath, you may fall in love with it as the scent of geranium, jasmine and rose create a spellbinding fragrance. Rose oil also gets to work soothing broken hearts – it’s used by aromatherapists to lift the spirits.

Now for the cool and interesting part… Apparently, rumour has it that there is a mystical love potion attached to this bath melt. Read it below:

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You’re supposed to drop it into a hot bath filled with water (because what’s the use of dropping it in an empty one?) and then let the roses pull away from the salts. Then, place one rose at either side of the bath (in all four corners) and sit in the middle chanting some weird love spell (as seen in picture above) and then playing “They Love Me, They Love Me Not” with the remainder of the rosebuds’ petals.

Similarly to Lover Lamp, this one is white and makes the water a bland colour. Having said that, the scent and the rosebuds make it all the more worthwhile.

I like it. I like that it’s based on a medieval love potion and that it’s Valentine’s Day specific. I love love, I love this and I love Lush!

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MAC: Oval 6

On my way home today, I picked up a MAC Oval 6 brush.

Ideal for blush, foundation or powder, the rounded, medium-sized brush applies, blends and contours all over the face or cheeks for even, flawless coverage. Made of synthetic fibres. Handle features special grip design and tilted brush tip for ultimate precision with a sleek black finish. A M·A·C store exclusive.

I took it home to try it and oh boy… It’s got me so bad that I don’t understand why I hadn’t used Oval brushes sooner!

Although I still want to try the silicone beauty blender ‘Silisponge’ that everyone’s talking about, I believe that these Oval brushes are going to come out on top for me and they’ll be enough to change not only the game but all the games!

The application? The word “flawless” doesn’t even cut the mustard, ketchup, Mayo, barbecue sauce or whatever other condiment you prefer! I don’t even think Beyoncé knew what flawless meant before she tried MAC’s Oval brush, which let’s face it, if she has, I’m almost certain she’s got a Special Edition one made from liquid gold and unicorn hair bristles. 🤣

I like that it gives an even and smooth coverage and that it doesn’t waste my powder or keep most of the product on the brush like other brushes might…

However, I’ve read that this brush doesn’t bode too well with washing liquid foundation or blusher out… I haven’t used it for those purposes so I wouldn’t know. I use it to apply my powder foundation, it’s worked amazingly well so far.

MAC‘s Oval 6 Medium sized brush is perfect for applying foundation, powder, contour, blusher or highlighter. It’s a great choice for use all over. Also, don’t even get me started on its softness… Oh my! It’s like stroking a really fluffy teady with hair instead of fur… If that makes sense?

I think the cleaning of this brush is the only bug bear that I’ll encounter, but I think if you don’t use a lot of products, and look after it well, regularly applying brush cleaner, it’ll be fine.

This brush is going to be featured a lot in my new vlogging series. I think my vlogs are just going to be me living my life as I usually do it… A lot happens to me each day which makes me wonder how I’ve even made it this far, and this is no word of an exaggeration! 😂

Expect a lot of Bridget Jones and Miranda Hart moments… Take today for example, little ol’ me got on a train (at rush hour), minding my own business, when the tallest people are holding on to the side bars and “shawty” (in comparison) had to tip-toe just to reach the bars connected to the train’s ceiling! Then, out of nowhere, a lady elbows me in the boob as she makes her way to exit – I assume and am hoping unintentionally – trust me when I say: ‘Victoria Secret‘ needs not one knighthood but ALL of them! OBE, MBE, Obe Wan Kenobi, everything… #MakeItRain

If it weren’t for Vicky and her “Secret“, I’d have a dent where my breast would’ve “used to be” but thankfully still is! So, you see, I need to capture these moments on video and not just typed word.

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Roll up, roll up, ladies and gents (who are partial to the wearage makeup)! This one’s for YOU…

Have you lot tried Oval shaped brushes? They are all the rage at the moment and I want “in”!

Are they good? Which ones do you recommend that I try?

I ask this because I want to publish a comparisons blog post about them soon. Reviewing a few brands and giving my two pence (would say “cents” but I’m not American, so…) on them would be fun!

However, I’d like to know which ones you’d like to see in my review and/or if you’ve tried any, (good or bad), mention them below and I’ll review them… Just – don’t tell me whether they’re good or not ’cause I’m in that “money-spending on crap things that I won’t use again” mood… 😂 #joking

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MAC Studio Fix Powder Compact

The HOLY GRAIL!

You know what? “Imma let you finish” but… OH MY LIFE! I didn’t actually know how good MAC Studio Fix Powder Compact was (on its own) until I tried it, today! Oh, wait – that may be a lie… I think I’ve worn it before and forgotten about it. Thing is, I honestly do believe Dory the fish was made with me in mind (probably in the short-term memory part of that mind). I’m GREAT at work and in my professional life (which is work) but my social, personal and private (which is personal) life? I struggle to remember my own name/s.

Anyway, BE-AU-TIFUL powder foundation! I’ve got it in two shades… One for my highlighter, and the other for all over. BANGING! In the words of Jessie J and Nicki Minaj ft. Ariana Grande (and I don’t mean writing style).

A one-step powder and foundation that gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte finish with medium to full coverage. Long-wearing, velvety texture allows skin to breathe. Available in a wide range of colours.

Also – yes, MAC usually is heavy, but with powder foundation, you’re the boss. You can choose whether you want full coverage (pick the perfect tone though or risk looking like the deposits of an ashtray).

God bless, try it (if you want to), peace out, say hi to your mum, and you’re a legend!

Love,

Miamii (with two i’s for every EYE situated underneath my BROW BONES)

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Lush: Lover Lamp

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! You know, the celebration where we remember the cute, half-naked baby who flew around stabbing people with a bow and arrow, making them fall in love? Yeah, that’s the one! #Cupid

LUSH celebrates this occasion a lot less painfully though – by enabling you to soak in a bath filled with soothing natural ingredients that aim to let you forget Cupid’s puncture actions for one day/night at least. I mean, with Lover Lamp in your bath, you’ll even be sure to forget all of your past relationships!

However your V Day pans out, you can rely on this amorous organic cocoa butter embrace to melt your heart and soften your skin. As vanilla absolute and Brazilian orange oil sweet nothings are whispered into your bathwater, cocoa butter hearts unfurl to envelop you in a romantic rendezvous – cleansing climax guaranteed.

Although Lush’s Lover Lamp isn’t the brightest bath melt to come out of the franchise, it’s definitely one of the most fragrant. It smells like Vanilla, Orange and Cocoa Butter (if they ever were to meet, mate, and conceive/reproduce).

What I love most about this bath sphere is the melting red jelly love hearts that melt away from the powder-salts and are released into the water as it dissolves. Stunning stuff!

Apparently, if you catch some and rub them on your skin, they’ll emit a chocolate orange-type scent! Oh and these hearts are packed with cocoa butter so, if you want to get hydrated, rub them on your body like Ed Sheeran would while serenading you with ‘Shape of You’… #TUNE #HaventGotOverIt #WontHaveGottenOverItCome2018

Sadly, when the fizzy sphere is no more, nothing changes in the water (colour-wise), but I heard there are three EDIBLE hearts that come up to the surface and float, ready for you to eat them… Before you ask, I didn’t even try this because I am not one to eat Love Hearts soaked in my own bath water. What do you take me for?!

I don’t know if you know this, but just ’cause I take Snapchat selfies, that doesn’t make me an animal!

Lastly before lastly, Lover Lamp surprised me because the powdery, vanilla-y, cocoa buttery smell stayed all BATH LONG… ALL BATH! #ALittleBitOfLionelRichieNeverHurtNobody

Finally (until I publish another post which will probably be dropped in the next 30 mins), it’s a LOVE-ly bath sphere to use around the time of Valentine’s Day. See what I did there? Ha! Yeah, okay. Nothing to see here… Bye! #PunIntended

Love and light,

Miamii

xxx