July 2016 Product Empties

July 2016 Product Empties

July 2016 Product Empties

Lacura Argan Oil Shower Oil

I mentioned this quite recently in a post, I really like the products from this new Argan Oil range from Aldi, they’re affordable and great quality. This shower oil has a thick oil consistency and I like to use it to shave my legs, as its soothing and it helps my razor glide smoothly over my skin. I will repurchase this and highly recommend checking out this collection next time you’re in Aldi.

The Organic Pharmacy Herbal Toner

I do like using these facial toner mists & find they work well to perk up and refresh my skin throughout the day. This one from The Organic Pharmacy was nice but I have used a few that are more affordable and just as good. This witch hazel and aloe vera-infused toner does feel lovely and hydrating but so too does the LUSH Tee Tree Toner. I know that this one contains a few more skin loving ingredients, 18 organic herbs which act to to minimise pores and keep the skin in perfect condition and smells beautifully of fresh Sicilian lemons which lifts and tones the skin which is wonderful but still comes with quite a hefty price tag. I would rather pay more for a serum, SPF or a moisturiser and have a more affordable toner. Have you tried this toner, or do you have a more affordable one you would recommend?

Black Chicken Remedies Love Your Face Serum

OMG I absolutly loved this serum. I have a few samples from this Australian skincare brand which I managed to miss place during my house move last year but thankfully rediscovered last month, so I am excitedly working my way through them all. This is the first product I have tried from them & if they are all as good I may have found my new favourite skincare brand. So this is a serum, it has a thick consistency and at first you think it may be a little too thick. Once you start massaging it in to your skin it starts to thin out and you can make a little product go a very long way. It instantly feels like you have put a hydrating, protective barrier on and my skin felt amazing. So smooth, plump and very soft to the touch.

This serum contains 11 therapeutic oils, which are beneficial for dry, dehydrated skin, balancing moisture, repairing skin, reducing redness, preventing premature aging & protecting skin from free radicals (and so many more benefits)

Apricot Kernel oil*, Jojoba oil* , Evening Primrose oil*, Vitamin E oil, Argan oil*, Rosehip oil*, Neroli essential oil , Sandalwood essential oil, Palma Rosa essential oil*, Rose Maroc Absolute essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil.

This just sinks in to the skin leaving it feeling so soft and nourished, I am blown away by the quality and how incredible my skin feels and looks. I have used this am, pm and under face masks for a little extra treat. The only thing that makes me sad is I have used up my bottle, but I get to buy the full size now though. Let me know if you have heard of Black Chicken & if you have any product recomendations.

Sanctuary Spa Body Butter

I’m never disappointed by this brand and adore the scent of their products, its such a beautiful spa scent. This body butter lasted me a very long time. I use it mainly in the evening as it can feel a little heavy on the skin, especially on a warm day. So I save it for when I have a bath in the evening & it makes my skin feel so soft. I also really like their Body Moisture Spray and layer them both if my skin is feeling really dry.

NSPA Jojoba and White Jasmine Body Polish

This was OK – I like my body scrubs to be a little more scrubby. I used this before fake tanning along with my shower mitt and that worked quite well to exfoliate my skin. I wouldn’t say I would rush out and repurchase but I would really recommend their Melting Cleansing Gel.

DHC Make Off Sheet*

I think I liked the cute box more than the actual face wipes. These were not moist enough to remove makeup, so I ended up using them to remove swatches or clean my foundation bottles. I have re used the plastic box to keep my cotton buds in because it was just too cute to throw away. I do however recommend the Deep Cleansing Oil or the very very handy Olive Oil Cotton Swabs from this brand. Just give these wipes a miss.

Clarins One Step Facial Toner

This is a cleanser and toner in one so I use this as my second cleanse in the morning just to refresh my skin and wake it up a little. It has Orange extract which refreshes, tones and revitalies skin whist Moringa Seed neutralises the effects of pollution on the skin. It is a two phase solution, so you need to give it a good shake before use & I sweep it all over my face on a cotton pad, it feels instantly refreshing and not at all drying. Oh and it has the most lovely citrus scent.

*PR Sample

Products Currently in Use #3

Products Currently in Use

Its been a good few months since I gave you a peak into my bathroom and let you know about a few of the products I’m currently using.

Imperial Leather Spring Meadow handwash

OK So I know handwash isn’t something to get too excited over, but I bought this the other week & it smells so good. It’s not the most hydrating but I will overlook that because I just love the scent. Its English blossom and gardenia, so fresh, floral and quite sweet. Perfect Summer scent.

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Shampoo*

I only have good things to say about this brand, I’m currently using three haircare products from the Superfruit range and to say they’re good is a massive understatement. After using them my hair is full of bounce, its so glossy and feels incredibly healthy. I haven’t used many sulfate-free shampoos but I like that this one is gentle, it never irritates my scalp. I’m almost running out of the shampoo & I will 100% be repurchasing it. If you want to read my full review of this Superfruit Range just click the link.

St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower

Last year I used the original version of this, when it was only available in one shade but this year they seem to have relaunched it with a Medium version. The original was just far too light & I found it never built up or developed into any real colour. I will say that loitering in the shower for 3 minutes with the water off whilst this works its magic is a bit of a faff but if it makes me look bronzed then I am down for that. I have used it twice so far & It does make my skin look slightly tanned but nothing to get excited over. I am going to stick with it & see if I can get it to work. Let me know if you use this & how you get on with it. Or if you have a better product for a complete tanning noob.

Lacura Argan Oil Shower Oil

This is a fab product for using after you have shaved your legs. It has the consistency of a thick oil, which is unusual and I really like it. I massage quite a generous amount of product on to my legs then wash it off and it leaves my legs very soothed and soft. I have quite a few favourites from this Argan Oil range from Aldi but this shower Oil is lovely for getting Summer ready legs!

Elemis BiOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser*

I have been using this for a couple of months & I’m still undecided if I like it or not, but determined to use it up. I do like using it more in the morning as the gel consistency is nice and refreshing on my skin. I wouldn’t use this to remove my makeup but I think its a good cleanser for leaving my skin feeling smooth, soft and ready for the day. I still don’t think its very hydrating but If I use a facial oil afterwards it seems to combat that. Let me know if you use this in your routine & how you make it work for you.

*PR Sample