Recently I’ve been trying out this cute little sample of Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel* from my #Oxmeet goody bag. This is such a cult product, and I was really excited to get a taste of the high-end skincare range. Unfortunately, this didn’t float my boat as much as I was hoping – but I suppose that’s good for my purse!
I always approach new body scrubs with a bit of trepidation, because so many of them are disappointingly weak and un-scrubby. There was no need to fear in the case of this Nip + Fab Circulation Fix Body Scrub*, though, because it is actually a good scrubby scrub!
I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I really rate the Boots Botanics range of skincare, and the All Bright range is my personal favourite for my skin. I’ve previously reviewed the cleanser, but I’ve been slowly accumulating the rest of the range, and have been enjoying it! I thought it would be nice to showcase several products in one review, and show you how it all fits together. I now have the Gentle Cleansing Cream, the Cleansing Toner, the Purifying Face Scrub, the Cleansing Foam Wash, and the Hydrating Day Cream. All the products are under £5, and can be found on the Boots website here.
The whole range is formulated with plant extracts which are supposed to provide brighter skin. It has no parabens, is ‘people-tested’, and the packaging is made with at least 25% recycled material. The packaging itself is basic, but neat-looking – white plastic with a striking pink and green hibiscus flower on. Overall, the range gives off a simple and clean vibe, perfect for the budget skincare market.
Let’s take these in the order I’d normally use them! Continue reading
I received this pretty little gift set for Christmas – I love NSpa as a brand (and am actually a member of Nirvana Spa, the spa/gym behind the brand), so I was really happy to see this under the tree! The Japanese Spa Rituals gift set contains three travel-sized products with a cherry blossom and rice milk scent, all housed in a gorgeous bubblegum pink wash bag of a very good size that will be perfect for all my trips up and down to Oxford. Continue reading
Remember my love for St Ives Apricot Scrub, and how no scrub could ever top that for me?
Well, hold on there just a minute.
I might have fallen in love with Let the Good Times Roll cleanser from Lush. Continue reading
I recently picked up this travel-sized tube of This Works Daily Boost Body Scrub with RED magazine. This Works is a brand I’ve wanted to try for a long time, and I’ll admit, it’s largely due to the lovely minimalist packaging and the descriptions of the scents, which all sound very luxurious. This scrub says it contains grapefruit and rosemary to stimulate, and tourmaline (the precious stone) to improve blood flow. All very fancy. On using this, I found that there’s one big pro and one big con, so: Continue reading
A tiny face-off today! I’ll be comparing two facial exfoliators from Lush that I’ve been trialling recently. I should point out that I have very easygoing skin and prefer a harsh scrub (gentle ones do nothing for me) so my opinions of these products may not be the same as yours if you have more sensitive skin… So let the battle begin! Continue reading
Yes, you read that right, an exfoliating body butter.
This is another one of Lush’s in-shower/bath moisturisers, although it’s not quite the same as the Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, since it comes in a solid bar format, rather than a tub.
BEWARE: Aqua Mirabilis is very melty – you’d probably be best to cut off a little bit to use for each bath or shower, rather than take the whole thing in with you. I used one sixth of mine, which was enough to exfoliate my entire body: arms, legs, feet, back, the lot. This really does go a long way, but it won’t if you get the whole thing wet!