Every now and then a product comes along that is surrounded by extreme hype, but for the most part I can them and eventually they fade away. The hype never really left the Frank Original Coffee Scrub, so decided to give it a go and popped it on my Christmas wish list. I ended up receiving both the original scrub and the peppermint scrub, but I decided to start with the original to see what all the fuss was about. This product certainly makes for a full on body scrub experience. First up – the smell is amazing. If you want a scrub that will kick-start you and wake you up in the morning, look no further. It’s especially good for me, as I can’t actually drink coffee but I do love the smell. The only downside to the smell is that it sort of lingers on the skin after you rinse it off, and I’m not a huge fan of products that do that. The scrub element itself is phenomenal. This is a heavy duty scrub, you can really feel it working away and getting the job done when you use it. And then of course there is the novelty element of you and your entire shower being covered in coffee grounds (don’t worry, it washes off). The scrub is vegan, cruelty free, and made in Australia. Frank Original Coffee Scrub retails for $16.95 and is available for purchase from Frank Body.
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).
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).
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!
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!