There’s nothing more satisfying than using up an entire product, so here I’m showing you what I’ve used up and which of these products I would purchase again or pass on. There’s a mixture of everything in this post, so we’ll start with body, hair, skincare and then make up. I hope you enjoy this post, they are personally one of my favourite things to read.
The Body Shop Body Butter in Strawberry & Shea Butter (Full Size, £14, The Body Shop)
I got a body butter set for Christmas last year and it literally filled me with so much joy. I go through so much moisturiser as I use it religiously to ensure my tan doesn’t become patchy. I love so many different ones but this are top of the list especially when it comes to the different scents as I find that The Body Shop have the best! My all time favourite from the set which I got and one that I have purchased for myself on numerous occassions is the Shea Butter, it’s so fresh and is particularly great on dry skin. I also do enjoy the strawberry one in terms of moisturisation (different ones have different moisturising properties), but if anything I seem to find the scent to be a fake strawberry smell. I don’t know if this is just me?
Repurchase? Strawberry, no. Shea Butter, YES.
Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub (£8, Boots)
First we need to talk about the smell of this, it is delicious. Literally so good enough to eat that it has to come with a warning. The mixture of Shea Butter (my fave), bananas, honey and almonds with big chunks of sugar for exfoliating make this one of my favourite scrubs out there. A little goes a long way with this product and it leaves skin not only smelling delicious but feeling baby soft.
Lee Stafford Coco Loco Shampoo (£5.99, Boots)
I bought this shampoo as I’ve always been a fan of Lee Stafford products and this was on offer when I was after a moisturising and more natural shampoo. This one is supposed to cleanse, moisturise, promote shine and smooth the hair. I found that with this shampoo I actually had to use more product than I would normally to get a good lather. And since using it I’ve found my hair actually gets dirtier sooner. It does on the plus side actually leave my hair shiny. Overall I’m not a big fan if I’m honest and it doesn’t leave my hair smelling like coconuts which is what I was really hoping for.
Bleach London Silver Conditioner (£5, Boots)
I was disappointed in this product if I’m honest. I’ve used the silver shampoo from Bleach London for over a year now, it’s my holy grail in terms of silver shampoos (more on that in another post maybe?), so I thought maybe I should try the conditioner to see if that too can intensify the silver tones in my hair. No. No it doesn’t. The colour of the product is very pale lavender, I don’t see how it would do anything unless left on the hair for a very long time. And if I’m honest it isn’t the most moisuturising for the hair either. I’ve used many better conditioners before which leave my hair feeling silky soft, and as it’s not depositing any more colour than the shampoo does alone I may as well go back to a normal one.
B. Radiant Overnight Mask (£11.99, Superdrug)
B. is my favourite skincare range and I’m slowly transitioning to using only B. on my skin. It’s a vegan and cruelty brand which is not only commendable, well done B. but this also means there’s no nasties in the skincare which you are applying to your face. Since using their skincare I can honestly say my skin has massively improved, if you wish to see a post on skincare just ask. As a dry skinned girl, this is what I use as my night cream. The consistency of this is very strange it’s like gel and although thick is absorbs very easily and when I wake up in the morning my face is baby soft, supple and replenished ready for the day ahead.
Repurchase? Yes, and already have.
Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye Concealer in Light (£7.99, Superdrug)
I have loved this concealer for many years now. It not only gives great coverage but is also creamy and moisturising for the under eye area. The sponge applicator allows for smooth application and the colour Light has great highlighting properties due to the slight pink undertone. It’s no wonder everybody raves about this concealer although I am currently trying out the Maybelline Fit Me to see how they compare.