Product Review: Palmolive Body Polish

A truly great shower gel has to smell so good you want to eat it, right? Well if you agree with that statement you’re going to love these new releases from Palmolive. “An exfoliating bodywash gel, Palmolive Body Polish promises to renew and revitalize the skin with naturally derived super fruit extracts containing anti-oxidant properties.” Sounds pretty good, right? All three of these smell really good, and yes they do smell like something I want to eat. So that’s a win. My favourite of the three scents is Acai Berry. Something about it sent me right back to high school, it’s very reminiscent of something I used around that time. The lovely little trip I took down Nostalgia Lane while using this in the shower one evening was quite wonderful actually (isn’t it funny how a scent can instantly transport you away to a different time and place?). I really liked these as a shower gel, but to be honest they didn’t do much for me in the way of exfoliation. I’m used to sugar scrubs that really get in there and work at your skin, these are far more gentle. They work wonderfully as a shower gel, they lather up a lot, smell amazing, and leave the skin feeling smooth and moisturised. If you’re in the market for a cheap and cheerful body wash you can pick up while doing your groceries, definitely check these out. The Palmolive Body Polish retails for $6.99 AUD (for 400ml) and are available for purchase from major supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide (please note: product was sent for consideration for review).

Product Review: Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Lotion + Giveaway

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s skin suffers during winter. It’s easy to cover everything up with stockings and long sleeves, and having an extra couple of minutes in bed is often more appealing than standing in a cold bathroom slathering moisturiser on your body. However, sometimes letting your skin do it’s thing during the cold weather is not a great idea. When my skin gets dry, it gets itchy. And it drives me insane. So I’ve really been making more of an effort to moisturise my body this winter, and the Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Lotion has been a star in my routine. Clinically tested by dermatologists, the Daily Moisture Therapy range includes two creams and a lotion to nourish and repair dry, sensitive skin. This range also includes a gentle, soap free body wash which is designed to cleanse, soften and hydrate. Physiogel spokesperson Montse Pena said: “According to reports, dry, sensitive skin is a prevalent problem for many in Australia, yet there is reluctance amongst dry, skin sufferers to try new products. We believe this stems from a fear of flair up, and a lack of confidence that the products will deliver results. Physiogel is different. Our creams and lotions with Physiogel BioMimic Technology have the science to deliver visibly healthier skin while being hypoallergenic and free from fragrances, preservatives and colours. Physiogel products have already gained vast support overseas as consumers have discovered an immense faith in the skincare range. We’re now really excited to introduce the new Physiogel range to Australian consumers to address this growing need.” I’ve been leaning more and more towards fuss and fragrance free body lotions, and this one fits the bill. This lotion is exactly what I need, something lightweight but extremely moisturising, is fragrance free (and doesn’t have a weird psuedo-fragrance like some do), and sinks into my skin quickly so I can slap it on before putting on stockings in the morning. The 200ml PhysioGel Daily Moisture Therapy Lotion retails for $16.99 AUD and is available for purchase from Priceline (please note: this product was provided for consideration for review).

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve teamed up with Physiogel to offer a few of their products to one lucky reader. So if you’d like to try the Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Lotion along with the Daily Moisture Therapy Cream, Intensive Cream, and Body Wash, simply leave a comment below telling me what you’re most looking forward to this summer. For an additional entry, share the giveaway on your blog or any social media platforms (facebook, twitter, etc) and link to it below. Please be advised this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Entries close at midnight on Sunday July 26th, and winners will be announced on Monday July 27th. Good luck!

Product Review: Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File

I will go ahead and preface this review with the fact that feet are just one of those things that give me the heebie jeebies. I don’t know why, but they gross me out. If you’ve ever posted a picture of your feet on Instagram and have not had a million other redeeming qualities I’ve probably unfollowed you. Sorry. No I’m not sorry, feet are disgusting please stop sharing images of them on social media. Anyway, on with the review. Winter is the hardest time for my feet, mostly because I hide them away in socks and stockings and easily forget about them. They say summer bodies are made in winter, and I think the same can be said about “summer feet”. My goal this year is to take as good care of my feet during the cold weather months as I can, so I’m happy to put them in a pair of sandals when the blistering heat of summer rolls around. This was an interesting device to use, sort of like a belt sander for your feet. But damn, it works. My feet felt silky smooth afterwards, and I will be using this little beauty time and time again whenever my feet require a little TLC. To use you simply switch it on (it comes with batteries included), and run it over the areas of your feet that need a bit of work. Don’t hold it in one area for too long though, as it can become quite sensitive. To clean you simply remove the roller head, wash it under water and leave it to dry. Easy! The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File retails for $49.99 AUD (currently on sale for $39.99) and is available from Priceline (please note: product was sent for consideration for review).

December Giveaway #4 – Jergens (winners)

We’re nearing the end of the December giveaways, and it’s time to announce the three winners of the Jergen’s Fragrance-Free Daily Moisture Lotions! Congratulations to Ally, Caitlin, and Maria – I will be contacting you all soon for your postal details. A big thank you to everyone else who entered, and if you hurry there is still time to enter both the Book and Subtle Energies giveaways that will be drawn soon. Thanks again, and good luck!

December Giveaway #4 – Jergens

Ho Ho Ho! Time for another giveaway. This time I’m teaming up with Jergens to give away three bottles of my favourite body lotion, and a new discovery for 2014. I raved about this lotion earlier in the year, and I’ve been using it every single day since first purchasing it. Most definitely a favourite. For a chance to win one of these beauties, just leave a comment below telling me what your #1 body product for this year has been. For an additional entry, feel free to share this giveaway on social media – just be sure to link your tweet/post below so that I can see it. Please note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Entries close at midnight on January 18th 2015, and the winners will be announced on January 19th, 2015. Good luck!