Soap & Glory Smoothie Star The Breakfast Scrub – This is the ultimate cold weather body scrub, and one of my all-time favourite shower products. This is definitely a product that should come with the warning label “do not eat”, because it smells absolutely delicious. Not only does this smell delicious, but it’s a hard working body scrub that does a good job of keeping my skin refreshed without irritation. This is something I will repurchase time and time again because it’s a winner for me.
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist – This is one of the few setting mists I’ve tried that has a very fine spray, which makes it incredibly pleasant to use. I received quite a few compliments on how ‘glowy’ I looked during my time using this spray, and as nothing else in my routine had changed much I am contributing it to this product. Because of that, you can bet I have a second bottle lined up and ready to go.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Weightless Mask – I’m a recent convert to the Living Proof haircare brand, and I enjoyed trying this sample size of their weightless mask. It wasn’t something that I would purchase the full-sized version of as I didn’t feel that it was hydrating enough for the ends of my hair (which can require some serious help), but it was a decent lightweight mask that I can see working well for people with fine hair that isn’t too much in need of heavy duty hydration.
Mecca Max ‘Bring On Bright’ Illuminating Primer – This is the second tube of this primer that I have finished up, which is a true testament to how much I enjoy using it. This is the perfect primer for those who need a bit of a glow-up before applying their makeup. I have recommended this to a few friends who are still using and loving it, and it’s at a decent price point for a primer, which is an added bonus.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – When I know that I like a cleanser I tend to go all out and purchase the jumbo size to keep in my shower. Having said that, you can probably tell how I feel about this cleanser by the sheer size of it. I tend to alternate between this and the Paula’s Choice Hydralight Cleanser. There isn’t too much variety in my skincare routine these days, which is because have spent many years finding products that work well for me. This is one of them.
Aveda Rosemary & Mint Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner – I have become a big fan of the Aveda hair care range, and this duo is one of my new favourites. I saw a noticeable different in how shiny my hair was when I used this, and it felt properly “clean” without feeling stripped or dry. I love the combination of rosemary and mint scents too, so this was a lovely product overall. I will definitely be repurchasing these in the future.
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Serum – A good friend of mine recommended this serum, and her skin was GLOWING when I asked her what she was using on her skin so I picked up a bottle straight away. This was a lovely serum, inexpensive and something that worked well with my sensitive skin. I felt that it plumped up my skin and did give me a bit of extra glow (which I needed). I have a few other serums to make my way through, but I will be repurchasing this for sure.
Moroccanoil – I have so many half-empty beauty products sitting in my cupboard, and I am making a conscious effort to use a lot of them up. This was something I had been meaning to finish off for a while, and I’m glad that it’s done. I do like Moroccanoil, and I can definitely notice a difference in how sleek and shiny my hair is after I use it in combination with blow drying my hair. Having said that I have started to find it to be a bit too heavy for my fine hair, and I prefer to use a more lightweight option like a cream.
Glasshouse Candle in Montego Bay – This is one of my favourite home fragrances, and I have been through so many of these candles throughout the years. I only had a little bit of this one left so I decided to burn it in our living space and finish it off. If you like the sound of a lime / coconut fragrance blend, this could be the perfect candle for you.
Kora Organics Balancing Rose Mist – I love a good rose mist and this is one of my favourites because it has a nice (read: subtle) rose fragrance to it that doesn’t smell artificial. I also like that the mist itself is quite fine, as sometimes these products can have a heavy spray that makes it feel like you’ve turned a hose on yourself.
O&M Original Queenie Firm hold Hair Spray – The good thing about this product is that it’s my all-time favourite hair spray and is the only product that manages to keep a curl in my hair for an entire day. The bad thing is that Sebastian has also grown to love using it on his hair, which means I go through bottles much faster than I used to. If you have fine hair that struggles to hold a curl I highly recommend trying this, it works wonders for me.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – This bottle was instantly replenished and replaced in my beauty cupboard because it’s a staple in my skincare routine. I gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, and I try to use it two to three times a week in the shower to help keep my skin clear and bright looking.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Sage and Orange Blossom – I love these Mario Badescu sprays but they definitely fall under the “makes it feel like you’ve turned a hose on yourself” category for product design. The smell of this was lovely and light, with orange blossom really coming through. I probably wouldn’t purchase this again on it’s own, but I enjoyed having a chance to try it out in the set of four I received as a gift for Christmas last year.
Aveda NutriPlenish Shampoo & Conditioner (Deep Moisture) – I really loved this duo. I felt like it did wonders for my hair and when I used it I received a lot of compliments on how shiny my hair was. I decided to try the light moisture version after using these, but I think I’ll switch back to this version once I’m finished with those.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc – Ever since Givenchy discontinued their Photo Perfexion range, this has stepped up to be my favourite foundation. A little bit goes a long way for me, and I’m really glad to have so easily found a decent shade match for my pale ass face.
The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel – I picked this up on a whim when buying a Christmas present for my secret santa at work, and it is now one of my favourite shower products. The fragrance of the gel stays on your skin for quite a while after the shower, so keep that in mind if you do not want to smell like a piece of strawberry hubba bubba bubble gum.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – This product has been a staple in my skincare regime for many years now. I use it 2-3 times a week and I know that it helps to keep my skin clear because when I stop using it my skin sort of RIOTS. This is a really gentle exfoliant for people with sensitive skin.
Paula’s Choice Hydralight One-Step Face Cleanser – This is another staple in my skincare regime and I normally have a back up on hand and ready to go when I run out. This time I have switched to something different, but you can be sure that I will revert back to this when I’m finished with what I’m currently using.
NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla – This is my current favourite concealer, and one I have been using for a couple of years now. It is a perfect match for my skintone, which can be difficult for me to find so I think I’ll be sticking with it for a while. My only gripe with this product is the packaging. A substantial amount of product ends up getting left in the tube because it’s so hard to get the last of it out.
Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo & Conditioner – Although I’m a huge fan of some of the Aveda hair care range, I wasn’t that fond of these two. This duo left my hair feeling quite brittle and easily tangled when I would comb through it after a shower. I won’t be purchasing these particular products from the range again.