Sunday, 23 September 2012

Punk Rock Shower Gel And Popcorn Bubblebath

It was Mr Bee's birthday recently and whilst I was looking for some bath products to add to his present stash I stumbled upon a rather fab little company called The Retro and Vintage Cosmetics company

Punk Rock Inspired bath Smellies-hell yeah

In the past Ive really struggled to find cool looking men's toiletries so instantly fell in love with their "Pretty Vacant" punk inspired unisex range  (anything aimed at "Non conformist boys and girls gets my vote) the company also offer pampering products featuring Space Invaders, Pop Art and comic book characters so ticked lots of my boxes.
Cool Themes and kind to animals

Apart from the rather inspired themes I was also impressed that all  the ingredients in their products are organic, not tested on animals and use no parabens, SLS or SLES so perfect for the environmentally conscious animal lover.
Stocking fillers for every child of the eighties

I got chatting to the company on twitter and they kindly sent me a couple of items to review which were their Popcorn Bubble bath (£4.99 for 200ml)and Vintage inspired hand cream (£6.00 for 100gm)

The fairly basic packaging may divide opinion but the products inside are fab.

The packaging when the items arrived was very simple. Aluminium pump bottles and old fashioned style tins with hand applied labels all of which had a lovely home made feel to it. This may be a bit of a marmite style choice as if your bathroom counter is full of Jo Malone bath oil it may not be sophisticated enough but I really liked it.
Hand cream in an old fashioned style tin.
The Pretty vacant bath foam (£4.99 for 200ml) and shower gel (£4.99 for 200ml) claim to have a classic cologne scent and it does smell rather good. The shower gel is just that, a gel and whilst its not as foamy as your average product a little goes a long way. 
The bath foam made good bubbles and Mr Bee really liked both of them, putting them on a par with his favourite Crabtree and Evelyn Nomad products which is high praise indeed.They did leave his skin very soft (I had a feel for test purposes only of course)

The Popcorn Foam bath-good enough to eat
The Popcorn bubble bath I was sent claims to have a "sweet and savoury 1950's inspired smell" to me it just smelt of delicious popcorn and I couldn't get enough of it. The bubble bath left my skin as soft as a kittens paw and I will definitely be repurchasing this, its heaven.

It claims to have a "sweet and savoury" smell but was just delicious
 The final product I tried was my least favourite. The Vintage hand cream for dry skin (£6.99 for 100gm) contains extra virgin olive oil and Calendula oil and whilst it was incredibly nourishing it didn't really have a scent, and the smell it did have didn't really tickle my pickle.

Very nourishing hand cream-I would have liked a stronger scent

 Saying that Mr Bee really liked this exactly because it wasn't strongly scented so this may be a good choice for chaps. I mentioned this to the guys at the Retro and Vintage Cosmetic company and apparently their body balms and butters are beautifully scented so I will go for those next time.

A good product for the man in your life or for any gals who don't like overly scented products

I'm so glad to have found a British company making such fab organic products featuring such quirky packaging. i would definitely recommend you visit their website or facebook page for a mooch or to pick up some stocking fillers for the dreaded c word.

Popcorn Pamper Set Giveaway

The retro and Vintage Cosmetic Company are offering one lucky reader a popcorn pamper Set which includes bubble Bath, Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner and Organic Face and Body Balm. To enter this great prize draw simply.

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The winner will be chosen by random number generator on September the 30th.

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  1. They sound like something my hubby would love as well!

    Thank you for pointing them out :)

  2. They sound like something I would love !!! Haha never mind marki :) popcorn? That sounds delicious!! Will have a look at it now!

  3. I like the sound of this company a LOT! Count me in please :) xxx

  4. Popcorn bubblebath sounds lovely!
    I'll write them on my list of websites for my hubby to look for Xmas presents ;0)

  5. I love finding little companies like this! Perfect little gifts for Christmas (can't believe I'm thinking about that already...)! Count me in!

  6. Calendula is said to be very good though, even if it doesnt have much of a smell lol. I agree with Roxie, these would make good Christmas gifts.

  7. Count me in, please! I would love to win these goodies! I'm all for companies who don't test on animals.

  8. Had a peep at their website, would love to know how good their shampoo and conditioner are... if I had the popcorn scented one I'd only try and eat my hair though I guess. Undecided whether I like the packaging... I think so but you're right, it's a bit marmite-y x

  9. WOW popcorn???? i really need to try that! how awesome is that!!!! would love to win! (as we all do!) xox

  10. Your blog makes me wish I lived in the UK! I love your style and your ethics!

  11. Oooh these look wonderful, I love popcorn! I follow via GFC Courtzz, and like you on Facebook @Courtney Jordan. Thanks! X

  12. Oh these look lush - I like the minimalistic packaging and I'm a sucker for anything that smells of popcorn!

  13. Please put me into the draw - thank you xx

    gholmes724 ((at)) gmail ((d0t)) com

  14. I would be a good friend & give these to my lovely vegan best friend Julia as she definately deserves a little pampering just now, thanks Betty for sharing xx

    1. The winner of this giveaway chosen by random number generator is:
      Angie Bennet. Please email with your details Angie and I will get the company to send you your prize. x


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