Showing posts with label Body. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Body. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Summer Series: Body

To me summer is all about a smooth, soft, bronzed body thats (almost) beach body ready. These products that I've chosen have helped with getting a smooth and glowy body.

Monday, 10 June 2013

May Favourites

So today I'm doing my May favourites, there's not too many products that really stood out to me last month but these are definitely the winners for May and every other month. It's a real mix of all products ranging from hair to skin to nails, I love it when that happens!

Anyways my favourites for May are:

Clarins Cleansing Milk
Catrice Cosmetics Infinite Matt Makeup in 010 Light Beige
A Beauty Blender dupe (see full review here)
Avon Speed Dry+ in Vamp It Up (see full review here)
Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick
Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula (mini size)
Tip Top Protein Base Coat

I've been using the Clarins Cleansing Milk for about two months now and I can really feel a difference in my skin. It hydrates my skin but not too much that it makes it oily and it removes excess makeup and cleans your skin. My skin hasn't felt so soft and hydrated in a long time and I'll be doing a full review once I'm completed satisfied.
The Catrice Infinite Matt Makeup is the perfect shade for me. I've also been using this for about two months and I'm completely sold. It's so easy to apply and its matte so it doesn't make my t-zone shiny but its also not that matte where you skin is flaky and visibly dry, it still provides hydration. I would say this is medium coverage and is definitely buildable and I find that it covers dark circles like never before while also brightening the eye area. It covers redness and blemishes (with a little help from concealer) but it still looks natural because it allows your freckles to show through it. I find I get the best look out of it when I use my Beauty Blender dupe which has also made it to my May Favourites without hesitation. It blends foundation out so well and almost gives it a sheer, dewy effect when the sponge is damp.
The Avon Speed Dry nail polish is my favourite colour and I love that it really does dry in 30 seconds, I just wish it would last longer.
The Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick is a no brainer. These lipsticks are so soft and hydrating to your lips and provide such a nice colour on your lips.
Advance Techniques conditioner is a conditioner that I don't think I'd be able to live without anytime soon. This make the ends of my hair so soft and shiny and manageable that I can't stop playing with my hair after I wash it. And paired with the shampoo these two are a killer team.
The Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula is one that surprised me. I really don't like the smell of a chocolate cream, nor do I like smelling like chocolate, for some reason I find the smell quite nauseating. Anyways like I said this surprised me. I thought I wouldn't like it just based on the smell but I reach for it all the time because of how soft it makes my skin during these cold days and I've gotten used to the smell now. My skin is visibly smoother and I'm definitely getting a bigger sized bottle though.
The Tip Top protein base coat is my favourite. It doesn't allow coloured nail polish to stain my nails and it makes nail polish last for longer. I've worn this on its own too and it has an incredible shine too while making your nails feel stronger. Repurchase again and again.

So those are my favourites for last month and I can't wait to see what this month brings for me!


Friday, 22 March 2013

The Body Shop Shea Sugar Body Scrub

Morning every one! What a beautiful Friday morning it is! I would like to apologise for not posting anything for the past two days as I was having a well deserved break and I was not allowed near a computer for two days because of the soft tissue injury in my wrist.

Today's post is about The Body Shop's Shea Sugar Body Scrub. My boyfriend bought me this for our anniversary and I have not stopped using it! It really polishes your skin and makes it all glowy.

The Body Shop Shea Sugar Body Scrub - R125.00
The smell is clean and very subtle which is nice because it doesn't over power your nose with the smell. As it states its a sugar body scrub so it is literally like big sugar grains that exfoliate your skin to make it soft and look better too. I've only used this for about two weeks and I really can see a difference to my skin. It looks glowy and feels so soft. You can SEE the difference not only feel it.

With these two pictures above you can see the sugaryness about it. It looks watery with a few grains in it. The only thing about this body scrub is that you have to use A LOT of it as it doesn't spread very well so you end up using tons of it and it won't last you two months because of the amount you have to use to do your whole body. I've only used it twice in two weeks and already it seems like I've used it every single day. But with that said I think that is the only "negative" thing about it.

Like I said the smell is heavenly without being over powering, it exfoliates your skin like never before and you can see and feel a difference in your skin. Only use this when you can feel your skin needs a good polish down and if you're addicted to exfloliation like me :)

Did I mention that The Body Shop doesn't test there goodies on animals?? That's a plus for me!

What Body Shop products do you use?
Would you try this body scrub?