It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Forever Polished– I’ve reviewed many (I typed ‘mani’ at first, ha) of her mani bombs and have been enjoying seeing her expand further into new products as well. She is restocking her mani bombs in her shop on August 2nd (also her brand’s birthday!) and launching some new product as well. Let’s take a look!
So, first off- if you haven’t read any of the previous reviews, mani bombs are like mini bath bombs for your hands- you fill up a bowl with warm water, drop one in, let it fizz and then soak your hands for 10-20 minutes. Once done, towel dry and try to avoid washing your hands for 30 minutes or so to give the oils time to fully sink in.
Figs & Rosemary
This one is interesting! I definitely smell the rosemary, which I don’t see too much in bath & body products so it kind of threw me for a second but I really like it! Very unique.
How pretty is this?! I think this bomb perfectly illustrates how much extra time and special touches Ashley puts into her mani bombs- these must take so long to make but it’s gorgeous! This has a light fruity scent and smells really good.
I want everything in my life to be this scent! I’m a huge fan of anything coconut and this also has a nice fruity/fresh kick to it that’s really amazing.
Mad About You
So cute with the little hearts, this would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! The smell is light and fresh/clean.
Tootie Fruity Mani Macaroon
How cool is this? In addition to her cupcake mani bombs, she also does ones that look just like macaroons! Definitely passes my does-it-look-good-enough-to-eat test, ha. The middle of the macaroon is foaming bath whip so when you use this in water it ends up kind of being like a mix of a traditional mani bomb and a bubble bath! This one smelled really good and had me wanting to go eat some sugary cereal.
Cool Citrus Basil Whipped Shea Butter
This is a whipped shea butter with a bit of raw shea butter added to give it texture along with a few other moisturizing oils. Intended as an intensive therapy for dry skin, you can use this on your hands, feet, elbows and cuticles. The scent is very light, I mostly smelled the shea with a touch of basil- made me want to go make spaghetti sauce, haha. This is definitely greasy but super moisturizing and a little goes a long way! I will definitely be using this on my cuticles when they need some extra TLC.
Tropical Sunset Salt Scrub (Fine)
These salt scrubs are both a mix of foaming bath whip, oils, jojoba beads and salt. You apply a bit to wet hands and rub it in for exfoliation and cleansing, then rinse it off. Because of the foaming bath whip, these aren’t as exfoliating or harsh as scrubs that are pretty much pure salt or sugar, so if you have sensitive skin they would probably be great for that! The formula feels super creamy and nice and moisturizing on the skin. This one smelled like a fruity drink one may order while at a seaside bar- love it! Each one also comes with a small plastic spatula to scoop out the product and keep it from getting contaminated- great idea! (I forgot to take a photo of them, sorry!)
Sunday Tea Salt Scrub (Medium)
This one smelled really pleasant, too- the tea scent was definitely there but not overwhelming.
Overall, I love all of these products and can’t wait to see what else she comes up with in the future! I also like that she’s added expiration dates to her labels as well- since these contain oils and/or butters, they DO expire at some point (usually the oil will start to have a bad scent) and I think it’s a great way to both remind the consumer and also for the consumer, an easy way to remember which ones you have that are older and should be used first. Again, her restock/launch will be August 2nd in her shop and the popular items usually go pretty quickly, so if you want to grab any of this stuff make sure to watch her social media for the exact time.
What do you think of these products? Have you tried anything from this brand before? Let me know in the comments!