Another instalment of Products Currently in Use, I have used up quite a few products and rotated a few new ones into the mix. So I thought I would share with you a couple of products that are currently in use in my bathroom.
Lacura Thermal Spring Shower Gel £1.99
I have tried a few products from this Lacura Thermal Spa range which is sold in ALDI stores & I have been impressed with all of them so far. This is my current shower gel & its lovely and gentle.This range is infused with natural thermal water to soothe and moisturise the skin. It smells nice and fresh, no overpowering or synthetic scent. It lathers up well and leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and hydrated. If you don’t like to spend a lot on shower products then this is a bargain at under £2. I have almost finished this bottle & will be repurchasing it for sure. Its very affordable and when it comes to skincare products Aldi seem to be delivering on quality.
This hand wash is such a treat & very luxurious. I have it in my kitchen, so not technically in my bathroom but I just adore using it. It has a blend of uplifting natural herbal extracts and essential oils, including primrose, macadamia and avocado, which provide pure nutrients to soften the skin. It has a beautiful creamy texture which leaves your hands feeling velvety soft and clean. I love the scent and you can pick out the lavender, patchouli and orange blossom, which smell beautifully uplifting. I know this is a very luxurious hand wash but its a HUGE bottle, this has been well used since November and I still have almost half a bottle left. So its pretty good value and the packaging is so sleek and minimal. This would make a nice house warming gift or as an extra treat for yourself.
I’m a huge fan of the cult favourite original C&P but these limited edition ones are just a little bit special. This one has such a refreshing Summer scent and I have been really enjoying that. Its uplifting in the morning and as with the original its very gentle and you can rely on it to leave your skin clean without that tight feeling. Its suitable for all skin types and I highly recommend adding this to your skincare regime – even if its the original version, it won’t let you down. I will be sad when this runs out but I might just treat myself to their latest release.
I recently posted about this shampoo, its great at removing the build up of product and dirt to leave your hair feeling refreshed and nourished. Without stripping it and leaving it looking dry and feeling squeaky clean. I have dark hair and It leaves my hair with a lovely glossy sheen and in tip top condition. Ogario are a British based haircare brand that offer salon quality haircare and I am loving discovering their products. This also has a refreshing citrus scent which is a great way to wake me up in the morning. To read more about this – click HERE to read my review.
I love the Rose Moisture Plus range from Jurlique and this didn’t disappoint either. This is a creamy cleanser which looks like mother of pearl when you first squeeze it out, you massage on to dry skin to break down any dirt, pollution and makeup then you use a damp warm cloth to remove all the residue. It is very gentle and has that beautiful light rose scent. It doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue or leave the skin feeling tight.
It has some great skin loving ingredients including Jurlique’s exclusive blend of pumice and rose hip oil restores and rebalance your skin so it is polished to perfection, while willow bark cleanses impurities into oblivion so dull and sluggish skin is merely a distant memory. The pumice blend is so gentle that you can’t physically feel any texture but it gentle exfoliates you skin leaving it looking radiant.
I was introduced to Ogario Haircare a couple of months ago when I tried their lovely Restore and Shine Hair Masque so I was excited to try another product from their range.
Ogario products have been developed exclusively by London-based independent salon Ogario and their products contain so many beautiful natural ingredients. In fact all Ogario products are made with naturally-derived, active ingredients and essential oils.
‘As many as eight essential oils are chosen for each of our shampoos, conditioners and hair masque. But these unique blends are not only used to fragrance products. Many of the oils work alongside the naturally-derived active ingredients to give benefits to the hair and scalp. From stimulating the hair follicles to helping reduce breakage, these aromatic oils are carefully selected to help nourish and condition the hair and scalp.’
This award winning shampoo is for people with dry / coloured hair, although my hair isn’t coloured it is quite dry and frizzy so this is ideal for me. This shampoo contains some lovely ingredients that will help nourish, hydrate and add shine to your hair, including
Moringa Seed – Helps protect hair from environmental aggressors, deeply moisturising and conditions the scalp.
Pro Vitamin B5 – Prevents split ends and improves damaged hair.
Lavender – Great at repairing damaged hair and the scent is very soothing too.
This shampoo lathers up really well allowing you to work the product easily into your hair & scalp. After using it my hair feels like I have removed all the build up of product (i use a lot of dry shampoo) and it feels ultra clean, not dry but very clean. I do have to use a conditioner with this but my husband who has very dry hair said that he doesn’t need to always use one.
This leaves my hair with a gorgeous, glossy sheen and it feels so nourished. I loved the scent of the hair masque that i’d previously used from this brand and I have to say this shampoo smells incredible too. It has quite a sweet citrus scent to it which is quite refreshing in the morning. I don’t use this daily as for me it feels more like a clarifying shampoo, twice a week works well for me. My hair looks less frizzy, more glossy and in better condition all round.
If you’re looking for salon quality haircare which will give your hair that nourished, glossy healthy look whilst also protecting it from damage and split ends then this shampoo might be a great option for you. If you don’t have dry hair then Ogario also offer a great range of products for a variety of haircare needs.
When I saw this new box on the lovely Stephanie’s blog last week I knew I had to snap one up. It’s the Try it Love it (Tili) Beauty Box from QVC and before you ask if there is really room for another beauty box on the market – just take a look at the contents! Its jam packed full of luxurious, current must have beauty products.
This box is a complete bargain, the contents are worth over £60 but is selling for only £20 with free shipping. You get such value for money and the brands in this box are all premium brands. I’ve never tried anything from Alpha-H, Becca or Nexxus so I’m thrilled to try those brands out. You get 8 products in the box and it is a nice balance of skincare, haircare and makeup. Unlike most beauty boxed there are no meh products and I’m actually (very) excited to try every single product.
In your box:
Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers (13.5ml) – a classic sheer pink
Nexxus Nutritive Shampoo (89ml) – enriched with a Caviar Complex, this hydrating shampoo that gives dry hair a thorough cleanse while delivering moisture from roots to tips
Nexxus Nutritive Conditioner (89ml) – infused with pure elastin protein and a Caviar Complex, this restorative conditioner helps to maintain your hair’s natural protective barrier to leave it feeling balanced and flexible
Vita Liberata Phenomenal Mousse and Mini Mitt (25ml) – a fast-drying self-tanning mousse designed to last up to three weeks
Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water (50ml) – a lightweight cleansing water that removes make-up, dirt and impurities from the skin to leave your complexion looking radiant and feeling refreshed.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold (50ml) – an overnight exfoliating formula to refresh and revitalise tired and dull skin, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and minimise the appearance of pores
Bareminerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion (7.5ml) – a lightweight, hybrid serum designed to help revitalise and protect your skin from environmental elements and leave it looking luminous
Becca Backlight Priming Filter (6ml) – this weightless primer gives illuminating coverage, blurring the appearance of imperfections to create a flawless, dewy canvas
So yes, I think there is more than room for this Beauty Box amongst all the more established ones & they may just have raised the bar in terms of value for money and the quality of brands included.
This months Tili Beauty Box is still available but be quick as I have a feeling it will sell out soon. Although if you miss out on the September box, keep your eyes peeled for our second box, coming this October. I can’t wait to see what treats they have in store for us next month.
I think as I’m writing this that the #LFxJurlique Beauty Box* has sold out – in record time. I can 100% understand why, this box is jam packed with skin loving treats from Australian skincare experts Jurlique. As with all the LookFantastic Beauty Boxes it was fantastic value for money and a great introduction to Jurlique as the box includes many of their best selling Rose Hydration products.
The luxurious contents of this box are worth over £85 but retailed at just £40. This box includes many of Jurlique’s best selling Rose products, which are all available individually too.
The products included in the box will give you the Jurlique hydration skincare ritual covering: cleanse, mist, serum, moisturise; plus a bonus treat for your hands.
Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser 100ml (Full Size)
Rosewater Balancing Mist 30ml (Deluxe Sample)
Rose Moisture Plus Restoring Serum 30ml (Full Size)
Moisture Replenishing Day Cream 15ml (Deluxe Sample)
Rose Hand Cream 15ml (Deluxe Sample)
Jurlique Drawstring Bag (Full Size)
I’m excited to see some of my favourite Jurlique products included in this box, the Rose Hand Cream is beautifully hydrating and leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth, I always have a tube of this on the go. Their Rosewater Balancing Mist is one of Jurlique’s best known products and is perfect for refreshing your skin (especially during the Summer) and giving the skin a boost of hydration. I leave this sat on my desk so I can spritz it throughout the day, its nice both under makeup or on top to refresh the skin.
I’m excited to try the Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser It sounds very gentle and lovely for days when your skin is feeling dry and looking dull. The ingredients enhance cell turnover and dissolve dirt and impurities so this will work well as an evening cleanse to remove all that pollution and dirt from the skin and enhance skins radiance.
All the products in this box are luxurious and have a list of skin loving ingredients, of course at the centre are the beautiful roses which are grown on Jurlique’s biodynamic, organic farm which is nestled in the Adelaide Hills of Australia. The farm uses steam, water and fire to extract the intense hydrating properties of roses for the Rose Hydration Range. If you’re ever lucky enough to be Adelaide you can book a tour of the Jurlique Farm to see and learn about the nature and science behind our skin care products.
If you tend to shy away from Rose scented products because you think they are a little old fashioned or smell too floral don’t let that put you off. Jurlique’s Rose Collection is delicate and light in scent and smells a lot more modern and dewy. If you have the chance you must try it for yourself I think you will be surprised at how lovely and fresh the scent is.
Did you manage to get your hands on this Beauty Box? I would love to hear what Jurlique products you love and use in your skincare routine. Oh & Jurlique are running a competition to win the Jurlique Iconic Collection worth £152 – more details below.