Thursday, 21 January 2016

Brand Review - Bossy Cosmetics

Kia Ora!

I've been drooling over the Bossy Cosmetics website for months now, and the new Vegan Emulsified Scrubs were just too tempting to resist. I treated myself to some of their lovely products, and wanted to share with all of you. I'm going to give a review of Bossy, especially the products I bought.

I opened my box (left sitting at the back door) to find four scrubs (Neopolitan, Ginger Kisses, Vanilla Whip and Salted Caramel, and Tutti Fruity), a Peppermint Bubble Bar, a lip scrub, and a Butter Balm Deoderant.

First of all, the packaging. Everything came well packaged. It was wrapped in tissue and bubble wrap, and there was no way anything would get broken. The scrubs were popped into cardboard boxes, wrapped in more bubble wrap and tissue, and sealed with a cute sticker! Each scrub had bubble wrap around  it, which was helpful when one of them leaked. It kept the leakage contained, and meant it wasn't too hard to clean up.

The containers that the scrubs are in are well sized, and fit the product well. There are two different tubs that the scrubs are in. The Neopolitan and Tutti Fruitti ones have an easy snap off piece to help remove the lid. The deodorant, Ginger Kisses, and Salted Caramel scrub have a snap piece that doesn't come off and I had to use scissors so there wasn't a hunk of plastic hanging off the side. 

Xmas Kisses Vegan Lip Scrub*
This is a pretty decent scrub. It has large sugar crystals (normal white sugar size) and smells great! It has quite a bit of oil in it - and unfortunately this has leaked outside of the container - but this leaves your lips moisturised as well as scrubbed. I like it, and am happy to be able to use it.

Peppermint Xmas Bubble Bar*
This smells wonderful! The peppermint scent is strong, but not overpowering. I haven't had a chance to try this out yet, as I don't have a bath. I have got plans to invade my aunt's house and take over her bathroom one weekend soon though, so I'll post a picture on Instagram when that happens.

Tutti Fruitti Vegan Emulsified Scrub*
This scrub smells fantastic! The sugar crystals are a large size and give a wonderful deep scrub. I got 5 uses out of this tub, but I was being generous with the product. If you were stingy, or only scrubbed your legs, you could get a lot more uses out of it. It smells fruity and sweet, and the scent lasts after the shower for a couple of hours. The oils and butters in the scrub leave your skin moisturised and soft, to the point where I didn't need to use any other moisturiser for at least 12 hours afterwards. Mmmmmm, I know I'll be getting some more of this one!

Neopolitan Vegan Emulsified Scrub*
This is the same great product as the Tutti Frutti scrub, with a different scent. It's a hit of creamy goodness as soon as you open the tub. Yum!

Salted Caramel Scrub and Vanilla Whip Topping
I opened this one, and was carried away by the deliciously sticky, deep scent of caramel. Salted caramel is one of my favourite things to eat/smell in the world, so I knew I would like this. The vanilla adds a sweet note, but the caramel is the overwhelming scent. It does appear to be sloppier than the Tutti Fruitti and Neopolitan, but I'm ok with that. There is sugar through both the brown and white parts, where I expected the white part to be less of a scrub. It's not a bad thing, just not what I expected.

I think because of the great product combined with such a wonderful scent, this is my favourite shower product right now!

Ginger Kisses Emulsified Scrub
The scents get better and better in regards to these scrubs! This one smells exactly like the Ginger Kisses you can buy at the supermarket! Wafting a light ginger scent, with tons of sweet creaminess, it's so awesome to use in the shower. Drool.

Butter Balm Deodorant
This smells like lemon meringue pie. It's delicious! It's a whipped formula, and you need a pea size amount per underarm. I made the mistake of using too much to start with, and it ends up all oily and gross. But the correct amount rubs in nicely, and keeps armpits dry for hours. The scent is light, but does hang around all day. I've never used anything other than roll-on deodorant, so it's a bit of a novel experience trying this out, but I enjoy it. I don't like that my hands are a bit gross after applying it; however, applying near a sink and immediately washing my hands remedies that issue nicely. 

Cookie Dough Scrub - Raspberry Shortcake and Vanilla
These were new products released in January, and I had to make a second order to include them in this post! They are a more solid version of the emulsified scrubs above. The Vanilla one is great, you simply pinch off a bit and use it, and you need a lot less than with the emulsified scrubs. The Raspberry Shortcake one appears to have too much oil in it, and was more liquid than solid. The scent also was a bit weird, almost unfinished. It wasn't as delicious as any of the other scents, and I don't particularly like it.

Vegan Chocolate Soap Bar*
This smells AMAZING! Strawberries and cream is a great combination, and I love the way this is presented. It's tempting to want to eat these little squares, but I'm more impressed with the versatility of it. You can choose to break off one square, or several, and can use the soap as you want. It cuts down on soap sitting in the shower getting wet and dissolving!

Well, that's some impressive products. I've been saying for awhile that I'm addicted to scrubs, and when my partner told me off for having 6-8 in the shower at the same time, I realised I might have a problem. Most of those were Bossy scrubs, and I've been having a great time testing them all out for this post. I really love the first four scrubs in particular, they all smell amazing and I know I'll be ordering more.

Have you tried Bossy before?

*PR sample and affiliate links included in post. 

Until next time ... 

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