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Friday, 22 June 2012

THE SOCIAL PLACE - BOMB COSMETICS

A few weeks ago I received an email from a lovely lady from a company called The Social Place (in Lagos), asking if I'd be interested in trying out a few of the products the carry in their store. She mentioned Bomb Cosmetics as one of the products.

 I have ALWAYS been curious about Bomb Cosmetics. Curious because the first time I'd ever heard of or laid eyes on this brand was in Nigeria, and it reminded me a lot of this other brand in the UK called 'LUSH'... I have no idea if this is available in America or anywhere else, but LUSH is amazing. It's all fair-trade, hand-made soaps, lotions, spritzes, bath bombs, massage bars.. etc.



I feel like the products that have been sent for me to review are just perfect, like a well-rounded beauty regimen of products. I was sent a body polish, soap bar and a body lotion



It was presented in a lovely pink paper-bag with the products cushioned inside with pink tissue wrapping :). I am a sucker for a girly presentation (little things)


Blackcurrant Body-Polish N2,600*


Here's the body polish, packed full of natural goodness. I have always wanted to try out body polish, really just to see how it differs from a body-scrub. It smells amazingly fruity, just like blackcurrant!... d'oh. The first time I used this product was with one of those exfoliating mitts and then the second time I made-do without them and just rubbed it in with my bare hands. Both ways work pretty much the same, but I preferred rubbing it on with my hands, THEN going over with the mitts.

Exfoliating Mitts. Purchased my pair at Ebeano Supermarket for N500

This left my skin feeling really smooth. The only thing I was skeptical about with this was if it would leave any residue when rinsed off. You know that little layer of 'film' most body-scrubs/gels/shower creams leave even when rinsed off. So annoying, especially in our hot climate, who needs the EXTRA moisture. Ugh. This did not happen AT ALL, it rinses off very well and your skin is left soft, polished and smelling amazing. I noticed the scent lasted quite a few hours, nearly half the day! I will definitely recommend this!


Blackcurrant Body-Polish N2,600*
This is what the product looks like in the tub. It contains microbeads that melt away once rubbed in and are not uncomfortable/scratchy.



Purple Hills Handmade Soap with Essential Oils N900*

Made to look like a slice of cake, this soap bar smells amazing. I am pathetic at describing scents, but this smells kind of like a 'spa', you know that lavender smell that's always in the air at beauty spas. And it's got a very 'perfumey' scent as well, my sister even said if Bomb Cosmetics did a body-spray/spritz in the same scent she would buy it. This soap contains essential oils and that can only be a good thing. My only gripe with this is that it does not last very long. Mine went for about a week and a half before it was all gone (probably had to do with the fact that my sister was using it as well *fumes*). I loved it so much  I have actually re-purchased it. At N900 for some luxury in my home, that's not too bad :). This doesn't make any noticeable difference to your skin once you're out the shower. It just smells really good and is a dream to apply. I'd also recommend using this with exfoliating mitts

Purple Hills Handmade Soap with Essential Oils N900*


It's got these flakes on the edges, still trying to figure out what they are. But right now, they are just creating a mess! :). But they do melt into the soap once wet and stay that way.



Coco Beach Shea Body Butter N2,600*

And finally the lotion. This is probably the product I liked the least in the package. 1.) Because it doesn't really smell good (actually can't describe this). It's nothing repulsive, it's just not as 'lovely' smelling as the others ('lovely smelling'? When I said I was pants at describing scents I wasn't joking lol) 2.) It doesn't absorb very well. My only gripe with body lotions is when they do not absorb as well as I want and this is one of them.My skin generally takes a while to absorb ANYTHING, foundation, primers and lotions included. And with this product, this occurs just on my legs. Applied everywhere else on my body is fine, except for my legs. The product just sits on my skin in this area. BUT, there is a way around the 'absorption' issue, I just apply a tiny amount on my legs (when I remember to, which is mostly NEVER).

Coco Beach Shea Body Butter N2,600*

My sister actualy brushed against my leg the other day and went "What! Why is your leg so 'slippery'" lol. I would say this lotion is more-suited for people with very dry skin. Weird thing is, even with the issue of this just sitting on my skin, I still reach for it every other day. As with all beauty products it is always really down to personal preference, so don't knock it till you've tried it!


These products were actually heaven-sent, as my skin has been a little dull the past few months and I have noticed that since using these products my skin is much softer and healthier-looking. So thanks a LOT Tolagbe for sending these through. Couldn't have come at a better time :)


DETAILS

The Social Place
96 Awolowo Road
Ground Floor (behind MegaCare Pharmacy)
Ikoyi Lagos
Email: socoplace@gmail.com
Twitter: SocialLagos
www.facebook.com/SocialLagos


So look out for my post on The Social Place. I went in last weekend and was amazed at the array of products and items they have in store!

Laters,
Ez xxX

*These products were sent to me for review purposes. I do not accept compensation for positive reviews, my opinion is always honest, whether items are purchased or gifted.
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10 comments

  1. Wow,I love ur blog.. Been following quietly 4a while though :).I must get these,don't know about getting the lotion though cos Iv gat normal/oily/kinda confused skin..in the end..thanks..

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    1. Thank you! :). I guarantee you'll LOVE the Body Polish!xx

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  2. Soap looks really nice! Your reviews are a delight to read. :)

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  3. Hi Ez. I stumbled on your blog today and I LOVE it. This is the first Nigerian general beauty blog I've come across. i'm a hair blogger and I also sell hair products. How do I contact you to send you some of my products for reviews, etc

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  4. Hello! Thanks a lot :). You can send me an email beautyinlagos[at]gmail[dot]com xx

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  5. Your tweet reminded me to stalk your ass! Havent really been reading blogs since ive been here in croatia. That body polish looks great. I get really ashy knees and elbows so I am a huge fan of any type of scrub!! The brand does look like lush!

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    1. Haha! Always a pleasant surprise when you post a comment Tali. Seems like we switched places, you left London to visit home for summer. I left home to London. Lol. Hope you're having an awesome time away.
      It does remind you a bit of Lush too, no? Xx

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  6. Beautiful blog, good writing, informative words, this is what i wanted good work :) Cashmere Ponchos

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  7. i have the coco beach personally I think it smells AMAZING I love it - my friends really like it too. it's very softening and smells of coconut with citrus notes.

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