Ohhhh January. You absolute *insert appropriate word here. The worst one you can think of please*. No one likes you January. You have made us poor as hell as we all got paid early before Christmas, so therefore you are a 5 week month. You are cold. You are wet. We are fat from all the turkey and chocolate. We have post-festive blues and you force us into re-evaluating our lives and making pointless, unrealistic, will-probably-stick-to-them-for-about-a-day New Years resolutions. And worst of all… Dry January. Most people decide (or are forced) to give up booze for a month and hibernate on their sofa in their onesie until February which means no going out, no getting dressed up, no fun, no socialising, no point in living basically. SO GO HOME JANUARY! YOU ARE NOT WELCOME!
…however (and that is a big “however”) January does at least serve as a month for me to focus on myself, and myself only. Just like the rest of you (yeah you’re not getting out of this one either) I more or less poisoned my body over the festive break in the form of Terry’s Chocolate Orange, roast potatoes, wine, vodka, pigs in blankets… and more Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Damn you Terry and your chocolatey goodness. Damn you to hell. So whilst enduring the torture that is Dry January, I can at least use it as a time to “rejuvenate and recuperate”… whilst crying into a salad and hobbling up the stairs in pain due to my long-awaited return to the gym. So let the pampering begin! I received enough bath goodies for Christmas to bathe the whole of Russia, and my favourite gift out of them all was from my lovely sister Sian which was the Mistletoe Kisses Gift Set from Bomb Cosmetics.
I had heard of Bomb Cosmetics through the blogging grapevine but had never actually used any of their products, so I was thrilled to get this! Saved my sister the wrapping as well as it came gift-wrapped in stunning Mistletoe-themed paper… I see what she did there. So last night after a gruelling (but totally going to be worth it I keep telling myself) gym session, I ran myself a bath and popped open my little bath gift set. At first glance I thought someone was having me on and packaged me up a batch of super noodles… or the dregs of Justin Timberlake’s curly mane from back in the day.
But after digging beneath this weird hay stuff, I found the goodies! Hurrah! The products are very similar to the Lush Cosmetics range, but at a fraction of the price (sorry Sian, I had no choice but to research the prices for this post!)
So inside we have 4 bathbombs and 2 handmade soaps. Look how lovely and cute they are. I almost don’t want to use them! It contains the following:
Containing some cute little “snowflakes” and made with myrrh and cinnamon oils.
This one freaks me out a bit. Is that actually meant to represent Santa’s baby? Can Santa even have children? Anywho, this little… cutie… is made with frankincense and myrhh. Do these ingredients actually exist? I thought they were only available in biblical times?
And last but not least…
The tiny-winy one of the box. The little Christmas pudding. He contains ylang ylang and geranium along with “a scent reminiscent of gold, frankincense and myrrh”… now if anyone can tell me what gold is meant to smell of, then I am all ears. That’s just downright silly. But hello little Christmas pud. I think you may be my favourite.
I decided to use the Ho Ho Holly Bath Blaster to accompany me in the bath (poor thing) and let me tell you, this thing is called a bomb for a reason! As soon as I had chucked it in, it literally started EXPLODING:
Just look at it fizz!
Look at it go!
When I got in the bath I could instantly smell the cinnamon, so this little one is not short of flavour! If this one product is anything to go by, then I am already very impressed with this brand. If you love Lush Cosmetics but are struggling to afford them this month (dammmmnnnn youuuuuu Januaarrryyy!) then why not give Bomb Cosmetics a go instead? My box was priced at a very reasonable £11.99 and in my opinion the rest of the range is also well-priced. They have DONUT bath bombs! Complete with hundreds and thousands and everything! You can have donuts in the bath! Find the whole range here http://bombcosmetics.co.uk/
Oh look it’s still fizzing!