It’s that time of the month again where I finally get to take out the trash because I’ve shown it to you in a video. Yup! This month is a mixed bag, I have a few higher end products that I’m done with as well as some very basic essentials so without further ado..
Goldwell Kerasilk Treatment – £10.35 here
I’ve tried other products from this range and would consider purchasing something from it again but I was supremely disappointed with this one. It’s not a conditioner so I can’t feel too hard done by that it’s wasn’t a thick consistency but it just didn’t do anything for my hair. It was runny and just generally rubbish. I often wonder when something is so ineffective like this whether it’s actually designed to strengthen (like a protein treatment for example) rather than hydrate hair so perhaps that’s the issue here but for me it was a dud.
Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean – £8.00 here
If you know my blog at all you will know that I love this! It’s been repackaged since this and I believe is now smaller and more expensive (what??) but if it’s the same formula I will continue to buy it. I don’t use it as a regular cleanser but as a 10 minute mask while I’m in the bath, between the glycol and the fruit enzymes (I have no idea what I’m talking about) my skin feels super smooth so consider it a liquid exfoliant if you will and it would seem they are the big trend of the moment so the way I’ve been using this I was almost ahead of the curve.
Organic Surge Citrus Mint Shower Gel – £4.07 here
Ahhh… this smells lush, it’s like summer in a shower gel and as I said in my review it had an added (unexpected bonus) of clearing up my skin too. I have the unfortunate curse of less than perfect skin on my back and chest as well as my face, I took pills for it as a kid (prescribed – not like.. anyway..) but this did something a little bit magic and hugely improved the appearance of the blemishes I had.. oh and it tingles!!
Caudalie Beauty Elixir – £10.35 here
This is another AHHHHH product, I would buy it again for the smell alone, it’s addictive. The elixir itself is full of alcohol and I’m sure no good at all for my skin but I just love the scent, it’s a great refresher when you’re out and about and with this current muggy weather we’ve been having in the UK I am sorely tempted to order another bottle. It’s crazy expensive for what it is and how much of it you get and a totally irrational purchase because I don’t love it.. I just love the smell!!!
Vichy Idealia Pro – £21.75 here
This was sent to me about a year ago and I’ve only just used it up which tells me I didn’t really use it as I should have. It’s supposed to help even out skin tone and reduce scarring/marks like my hyper pigmentation and I’m certain it does if you use it every day but I am rubbish at routinely applying anything. I can tell you it’s very light and feels a bit luxurious to apply – that sounds weird but try it and I think you’ll know what I mean.
Right Guard Total Defence Invisible – £3.19 here
My all time favourite deodorant is Right Guards unscented kind. I hate powdery, flowery deodorants and have worn more mens scents than womens over the years for that reason but unscented trumps them all. It comes in and out of stock frequently though so this time around I tried another variation and it wasn’t half bad.. I will always buy unscented if it’s available but this is a nice back up.
Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Lotion – £10.00 here
I bought this version of the Righteous Butter because it was cheaper than the traditional formula for more product.. soon enough I realised my error. It doesn’t feel as special.. again I understand how that sounds.. as the thick, creamy butter and it’s an absolute pain in the ass to get the remains out of the last quarter once the pump has stopped doing it’s job. I’m not about to hack off the bottom with a bread knife so much like you would with ketchup I took off the lid and left it upside down on my dresser while I was using the last bits. Next time I’ll plump for the original.. it’s just better.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Light/Blonde – £3.99 here
My go to dry shampoo, I flit between this (vanilla, if you were wondering) and the Tropical scented version (coconutty goodness) but I always use Batiste. I’ve heard good things about the Tresemme though so I’ve been considering trying something new lately, and suggestions please let me know.. I’m not sure I’ve ever tried anything other than bastiste *Bad Beauty Blogger*
Derma V10 Cocoa Body Butter – £3.19 here
This stuff is luminous.. it’s crazy, bright orange for absolutely no reason at all but it smells great and is so thick and creamy you’d never guess it cost a pound!! You can buy Derma V10 online usually for a little more but most of their products are available in poundland. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover because this is brilliant and so are a lot of the Derma V10 items I’ve tried.
Organic Surge Million Dollar Brown Sugar Body Polish – £32.00 here
Lastly I’ve had this on my bath side for months and it’s finally used up. Am I the only one that avoids scrubs (especially oily ones) because they leave an icky residue in the tub? It’s less like pampering and more like hard work if you ask me but when I did use this it was very nice. It smells of orange and bergamot (love bergamot) and although that oily residue is anoying in the bath it’s perfect on the skin and the herbal scent is so relaxing it’s the best bed time treat.