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Review // MAC Paint Pot in Frozen Violet

You know when you put loads of thought and time into buying someone a present for them to turn around and say not only do they already own that present, but they didn't like it to begin with? I had that situation this Christmas.

I bought my sister a MAC Paint Pot, which I was convinced she would love, in the shade Frozen Violet. Frozen Violet is a beautiful frozen purple silver shade with taupe undertones with a beautiful silver shimmer throughout. As soon as I saw it in my nearest Cosmetics Company Outlet Store, I knew she would love it but I didn't expect her to already own it and dislike it. So I did the right thing. I kept it for myself.

I love using MAC Paint Pots as bases for eyeshadow. Painterly is by far the one product I could not live without so I always keen to build up my Paint Pot Collection. I already own Groundwork and Stormy Pink so Frozen Violet is the next shade to be welcomed with open arms. With Groundwork, Painterly and Stormy Pink being fairly matte, Frozen Violet is a nice change to have as a base, as well as on it's own. It is really easy to layer up to build depth on it's own or as a nice base colour for more beautiful, shimmery taupes to be applied on top. 
I did worry about Frozen Violet being a bit OTT to wear everyday, perhaps being preferred to an evening but so far so good. It makes a nice change to wear something a bit different to my usual ashy browns. 

Like the other Paint Pots, Frozen Violet stays put all day and doesn't crease or budge. I did get a tiny bit of glitter fallout but not enough to make it rain.

Review // Lush Butterbear Bath Bomb

Whenever people buy me 'nice' bath stuff, I can never bring myself to use it. I couldn't figure out why this was, until I had a conversation with my friend and we finally came to a conclusion - they are for 'special' baths. Whilst I'm not entirely sure what signifies a 'special' bath, every now and then I feel like I should forgo my regular Radox bubble bath and treat myself to a luxurious bubbly treat. Or in this instance, my sister wanted to treat me so say hello to the Lush Butterbear Bath Bomb.

What Lush say about Butterbear:
"Cocoa butter creates a creamy soft bath that is great for nourishing and protecting your skin, with the same vanilla-like fragrance as Butterball Bath Bomb. Moulded into a friendly and sweet-smelling bear, this is sure to be a winner with little and big kids alike!"

Butterbear is a cute little white bear shaped bath bomb which smells wonderful. If I could get a perfume made out of the scent then I definitely would do. It's fresh and clean but sweet at the same time. Lovely. I think one of the best things about Lush bath products isn't just the lovely scents, it's the surprise you get when you run them under hot water. What will happen? What will come out? Will the water change colour? I love the 5 seconds of anticipation you feel just beforehand. (Reading that back makes me sound a little bit sad but come on, we all do it!)

When submerged under hot water, Butterbear fizzes wildly and whilst the water doesn't change colour, beads of cocoa butter and ylang ylang oil appear which look a little like grease but when you bathe in it your skin is left feeling wonderfully soft. Even after Butterbear was dispersed, the bath water still smelt amazing and my skin felt (and smelt) amazing afterwards. 

Whilst nothing utterly fantasticly mind-boggling happened in the water, I utterly loved Butterbear. The one downside to this product is that afterwards, the bath is left feeling awfully slippery due to the products within the bath bomb, meaning you could potentially be one step away from being faceplanted in your own bathtub but hey, at least you will smell good.