I’m not sure how many times I can apologise for being late on the whole blogging thing again. But, recently things have been pretty hard and hectic and asfdgh. I’m not going into detail at the moment, but I’m going through a (thankfully not messy) but complicated break up. So I’m in the middle of throwing my life around and hoping for the best.
Anyway, back to the June Favouites. 10 days late, but I hope you lovely bunch don’t mind too much. ❤
ANATOMICALS – FACIAL SPRITZ.
I’ve had this for ages but never really thought to use it. I don’t think I’d ever go out of my way to buy a facial spritz because you could just splash water on your face from your sink and not pay a thing…
This was sent in a Glossybox a while ago now so I thought, I’m moving out, I need to use this up! It smells like lavender and is supposed to have a calming effect, on you and your skin. It definitely does and it smells lovely. The lavender scent is quite heavy, but it doesn’t linger on your skin. If I’m feeling a little anxious in the evenings I give my face a quick spritz and I’ve been finding it very soothing! Plus in this heat it’s really refreshing, although I still jump every time I have to spray it on my face.
The packaging is so quirky, cute and very summery! The Anatomicals team have written an amusing message on the back, which seems to be a theme with their products.
OGX – RENEWING ARGAN OIL CONDITIONER.
This was another Glossybox find that I’ve had for a few months. It’s a travel size version of their normal conditioner. I’m not sure why I left it so long to try this, but it was worth the wait.
It leaves my hair feeling so soft and silky and it smells gorgeous. I can’t really describe it, but I’ve recently had an ‘Argan Oil’ scented Yankee candle, and it smells like that. I had no idea Argan Oil had a smell, and I never imagined it would be a nice one but I love this so much! ❤ I’m really intrigued to try this with the shampoo, but I’m wondering if I can justify spending that much money on a shampoo and conditioner. *sigh*. It’s around £7 on Asda, per bottle. More expensive than my normal Tresemme.
The full bottles are a little too pricey for my liking, but it definitely works. But aside from that I love everything about this product. The bottle is a lovely colour and the design is quite unusual. It’s also really easy to get the last dregs of the conditioner out. The sample size lasted me about 2 weeks, which isn’t bad.
The Body Shop – Chocolate Body Scrub.
I didn’t believe in love at first sight until I smelt The Body Shop’s ‘Chocolate’ collection. It smells so good you could eat it. It’s quite a thick and heavy chocolaty scent that reminds me of baking. It’s the perfect Winter/Autumn scent that’s for sure, but in the summer I love it just as much because it smells so comforting and yummy. Or maybe I’m just trying to say I’m addicted and I’m not ashamed.
The body scrub is sugar based, I believe, so when you rub it into your skin it dissolves. The dissolving of the sugar means it’s not harsh on your skin, but still lets you give it a good exfoliating session. It leaves your skin feeling super soft and smelling gorgeous! If you use the other chocolate scented products like the body wash and butter you can build the scent up and it does linger, but after an hour or two I noticed my arms didn’t smell as chocolaty.
It’s a little pricey for a tub, but it’s lasting me a good while. I believe The Body Shop charge about £13 for the bigger tubs. The do give you a sample if you ask, so if you’re on the fence about such a big commitment, then I’d suggest popping in and getting a sample!
KATE MOSS – LILABELLE PERFUME.
This is a second-hand wonder. I nabbed it from my sister a few months ago because she wasn’t really into it anymore. It smells very floral and summery and it’s just what I needed. I have quite a few heavier berry and musky scented perfumes that I love during the winter, but I wanted a lighter change for the summer. The bottle is lovely and doubles quite nicely as a decoration on my dressing table.
The scent lasts for several hours, and people have commented that I smell lovely at placement so I’m very pleased with it. The bottle is glass, and it’s quite thick which is always a bonus with me. I’m so clumsy, but it has survived knocks and a couple of drops.
The perfume has a peachy tinge to it, which you can’t really see as it’s running out! This is the smaller bottle, and it retails for under £10, so if you want a gorgeous floral perfume, it’s definitely a good one to try. It’s a spray bottle too, so no leaking!
DIRTY WORKS – DETOX MUD MASK.
I’ll apologise now for the blurry swatch of face mask but my camera refused to focus and I tried for ages before I got mad and gave up. I’ve kept it in for the colour and you can make out the texture too. The mask is a pale shade of green and dries after about 2 minutes of it being on the skin. There’s no peeling, you have to wash it off with warm water. It doesn’t really have a scent, and it leaves your face feeling cool and refreshed when you wash it off.
It’s a nice face mask, and as I’ve had a bit of a break from my normal Lush ones, I was pleasantly surprised. The mask is quite runny, but you don’t need a lot to cover your face and it does dry pretty quick. Despite its texture I’ve not had an issue with application or getting to stay on my face. I’ve had this bottle for nearly 2 months and I used it 3 times a week, it’s not even half empty. Value for money? Definitely.
The packaging of Dirty Works is very much like the Soap and Glory, but they’re a brand that seem to be exclusive to Sainsburies? I haven’t seen them anywhere else yet, but if you have let me know where! Their products are pretty cheap compared to their Soap and Glory look a likes. I got this for under £3, but it normally retails for £5. I tried their body cream once and I wasn’t too fussed on it, but I would definitely get this again.
I feel like I’ve written an essay here… oops!
What have you been loving this month? Have you tried any of the above? What did you think of them?