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Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask Review

Lush calls Catastrophe Cosmetic a "calming and moisturising fresh face mask packed with blueberries, calamine and chamomile, rose, and almond oils to soothe and soften the skin. We use wholesome blueberries as they are rich in vitamins and minerals, including the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E that help to protect the skin from damage. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto clean skin and leave for 10 to 15 minutes." Part of Lush's Fresh Face Mask range, Catastrophe Cosmetic contains 60g of product and retails for $13.95AUD ($9.95USD), and can only be purchased in-store. I was lucky enough to get my tub for free when I returned some empty black pots. Lush is a cruelty free company, and most of their products, including Catastrophe Cosmetic, are vegan friendly. This face mask was made in Australia.

Bath&BodyWorks Berry Waffle Cone Candle Review

 Bath&BodyWorks says their candles are "the world's best candle, guaranteed! Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of soy-based wax and wicks that won't burn out, our candles melt consistently & evenly, radiating enough fragrance to fill an entire room." Today I'm writing about Berry Waffle Cone from their summer range, which isn't available in the Northern Hemisphere anymore, but just hit stores here in Australia. Bath&BodyWorks' 3 Wick Candles weigh in at 13.5 oz (380g) and sells for $40AUD, but I managed to score mine on offer for $28. This candle was made in the USA.
 The Berry Waffle Cone 3-Wick Candle comes in a a beautiful, weighty, purple textured glass jar. Lidless and completely plain except for the label on the bottom of the jar, this is definitely a step up from Bath&BodyWorks' usual candle packaging. I'll definitely be cleaning out this jar and keeping it for decorative use after the candle has burned out.

All around, Bath&BodyWorks' Berry Waffle Cone Candle has been an excellent performer. This three wick candle has been burning clean and even - no soot or smoke. Though the wicks are a bit off center, I haven't had any issues with this candle tunneling or taking longer to melt on one side than another. This triple wicked candle seems to burn brighter than other Bath&BodyWorks candles I've had in the past - I'm not sure if I'm imagining the additional illumination, or if it's reflection off of the jar, but either way, this candle definitely adds ~ambiance~

Berry Waffle Cone is described as a mixture of "sweet summer berries, golden waffle cone, creamy vanilla." To me, this is a very warm and uniquely summery gourmand scent. Featuring forward notes of dark berries over a distinct bakery base of vanilla and a hint of cinnamon that really does smell like a fresh, warm waffle cone that you'd get at a carnival or roadside ice cream parlor. Berry Waffle Cone has a strong scent throw that's potent enough to fragrance our entire medium sized apartment while it's burning, but even when it isn't lit it still makes it's self apparent in smaller rooms. This sweet and seasonal scent lingers for hours after the candle is extinguished.
Bath&BodyWorks' Berry Waffle Cone has been an absolute delight. I don't have a single complaint about this candle - it burns flawlessly, the true to life fragrance is delicious and the scent throw is on point. I'd absolutely buy Berry Waffle Cone again in the future, and recommend that you give it a sniff if it's still available in your region. I can only hope Bath&BodyWorks brings this scent out again in next summer's collection.



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Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo Review

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo Review
Hask says "skip a wash and extend your style with this lightweight, chia seed infused formula to transform hair from lifeless to voluminous. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair big, bouncy and clean. Amping up your beauty routine has never been this easy!". One of five new dry shampoos from Hask, the Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo contains 184ml (6.5 fl oz) and retails for $7.99 at Ulta. Hask's products are cruelty free and made in America.