Some of you may have heard of a lovely lady called Nicoletta and her blog Nicoletta's Beauty Space. Recently Nicoletta has started experimenting and created some bath time goodies. The initial experimenting and many hours of slaving in the kitchen has now become a fully flourished online shop which I am very excited to share with you.
The site is called Marshmallow Blends, the name gives a clue as to what sorts of bath and shower treats to expect. Get ready for lots of delicious bakery scents and adorable cupcake shaped bath treats. I had expressed an interest on the Caramel Cupcake body scrub which I had seen on the facebook page and so I asked Nicoletta about it as I couldn't find it for sale on the website. Unfortunately the scrub wasn't ready for sale at that point, but I was prepared to wait. Nicoletta got in touch to say I had been awarded fan of the week on the facebook page and she wanted to sent me a tub of the body scrub for me to test and review.
So, here we go, I introduce Caramel Cupcake Body Scrub:
First of all the packaging is simple but traditional which I like, just a straight to the point clear name sticker on the front of the tub stating what is held within and the brand name in pink text. I think if there were any decorations or any other text the tub would cluttered.
The smell is to die for, I cannot even begin to describe how good this smells to me. I am think freshly made fudge, very sugary, sweet. However, this scent is more of a natural cookery sweet smell, rather than artificial sweet like Snow Fairy from Lush (which I also love too!) there is a big difference. The sugar in this scrub is so strong and does remind me of baking a cake.
The texture and consistency of this scrub is wonderful, it is more of a paste and therefore is not runny (I find a lot of scrubs such as Sanctuary too runny) but once my skin was wet in the bath and I began massaging the product on it was as if the actual scrub particles started to melt, turning the paste into a light creamy lather.
After rinsing the scrub off my skin felt soft and moisturized, but not oily, which is good. I find some scrubs which have shea butter in leave my skin feeling a little oily which I am not so keen on. With this scrub my skin was smooth without having the oily feeling. The scent lingered on my skin for about an hour or so after I got out the bath.
I love my scrubs to be quite abrasive, I don't like the scrubs where there are beads which pop, they do nothing for me. The texture of this scrub for me was perfect, not too coarse, just right.
At this point the scrub is not yet on the website to buy as Nicoletta is still testing it out, but I believe it will be soon.
I am not sure how much this will cost, but the rest of the products on the site are good value considering everything is made fresh and it small batches to ensure everyone gets a good product. Other goodies include mini heart shaped massage bars (trio in scents Strawberry Cheesecake, White Chocolate and Cookie Dough, £5 for all three and in a cute box) different scented body butters such as Pink Sugar and Feeling Peachy £5.99 and Coconut Ice solid body scrubs £3. I am going to be placing an order once pay day roles over and try some other items out. I am very keen to try out the bath bomb cupcakes and bath melts.
Facebook page for Marshmallow Blends and website for Marshmallow Blends