Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tag: Products I’ve Used Up!

 Hey everyone! This tag has been floating around for a while so of course I've been saving my empties! I like this tag because it gives a more in depth review of products you've actually USED UP... and I have lots to share!

H’Suan Wen Hua Lush Hairmask: This hairmask was great on my damaged hair. I bleach it and use heat on it often so it really needs the care and hydration. The big pro of this hairmask is that you wash it out i.e. no greasy film! I feel like the greasy film may be hydrating and whatnot but I end up washing my hair due to the grease a day later anyway. In my opinion there is no point!
Disclaimer: This smells like cloves and when I say cloves I mean CLOVES. The smell lingers in your hair not too strongly but you do get a Christmassy whiff every now and then.
Bastiste Dry Shampoo in “Cherry”: The scent is delicious and sweet. Not much like cherry, but its still fresh and smells clean. This dry shampoo does leave a little bit of a white powdery film.—To be honest, its a little fun to imagine what youll look like with gray hair one day if your face didn’t age a bit, but that is not really what you paid for.  After that odd sidenote: I have to work this into my hair really well but then it works great! If you have a little bit of your dark roots showing it covers them too.

Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner: When I think of what I paid for this puppy and the difference made all I can say is: meh. It smells nice, I get the point… it does hydrate your hair but for the price I demand shampoo commercial luscious hydrated hair! ;-) Conclusion: Great smell, not so great results.

Mac Cleanse Off Oil: I know this has been reviewed about, oh, a bajillion times but I can’t get enough! This is the travel size and it works miracles and it very gentle to the sensitive skin around the eyes. I like to use mine with just my fingers without a cotton pad because its even more gentle. Takes of any sort of make up—an all around great product I would definitely recommend.

Soap and Glory “Scrub of your life”: Honestly, it’s an average scrub. It smells great, but it was not life changing. I will however repeat that the smell is de-lish-ous! Mm mm mmm! (Getting carried away as usual).  This is a small size I got in a gift box for Christmas (gift idea anyone?) and I am a huge fan of every last product I received.

Lavera “Orange Feeling” Body Lotion: This lotion smells just like a very creamy orange. What is great about this is that it is made with all natural products so it works well on sensitive skin. Lavera is a great affordable brand which is definitely worth recommending as it is also budget friendly.

Hope this was helpful to some of you!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review: Body Shop Body Butters

Hello hello blog world! 

These body butters are well known- if not even iconic. However, I have a special love affair with these little guys as they have helped clear up my exema and made my skin generally feel better and more hydrated (and who doesn’t want that?!)

This may seem like an obscene amount of body butters, but what can I say- ist fruity, ist hydrating- I can’t resist! Just a warning for the few who haven’t used these, they do leave a greasy film on the skin; however, if you wait a few minutes before getting dressed you won’t end up with a greasy mess.

Not to mention their fragrances are strong, although they do fade after a while they never completely fade leaving you smelling scrummy.

On to all the options!

Mango: My absolute favorite! Fresh and sweet, just like mango ice cream- delicious!

Strawberry: If you want to smell like an actual strawberry this is it. Also mixes well with the mango for fruit overload.

Cocoa: Not my favorite as I found it quite sticky. More of a winter scent with a strong (and true!) chocolate scent and caramel undertones.

Coconut: I feel like Coconut is one of those scents- you either love it or you hate it.... Thoughts? I personally love it every now and then- if you are looking for a cream with a true coconut smell which doesnt have that sickly fake smell this is super yummy.

Hope this helps! As mentioned before this works wonders on exema and other dry skin. Putting it on your feet before putting on socks before bed is also a miracle worker for cracked heels. Any other favorite body butters I need to try?  More to come on the Soap & Glory Body Butters!