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Monday, January 14, 2013


The start of a new year means finishing old products and starting a fresh with some new ones, either gifted at Christmas or bought in the January Sales. These are the products I have been enjoying using up most recently...
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, (Old Packaging) 450ml £8.00 - This is a product that I had bought ages ago and had forgotten about, until the blogger hype which bought it back to my attention. I do love the texture of this scrub but do however prefer the scent of The Breakfast Scrub. But it is definitely worth the price tag as it lasts for ages. Would I repurchase? Yes, I got one in the 'Best of All' set. So it will be good to see if the formula has changed along with the packaging.
Dermalogica Clean Start All Over Clear Toner, Fullsize 120ml £9.84 - I received this sample product in one of my Glossyboxes. I had never tried Dermalogica products before, but I really enjoyed this toner especially because of the spray bottle it comes in. This toner helps to control shine and keep breakouts away and I really saw a difference with using this. Would I repurchase? Yes, I am using another sample I received in another Glossybox. (Yes I wasn't too pleased to receive the same product twice, but I received some good customer service.) 
Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Gel, 10ml £13.00 - This product is a little life saver in a bottle. I love Origins skincare, the brand has to be one of my favourites at the moment. You might think the price is a bit steep for the size of the bottle, but it lasts months as you only use a tiny amount. You just tab the gel on any breakout areas and you can really feel it working, I wish I had known about this years ago. Would you repurchase? Yes, I already have. I wouldn't be without it. 
V05 Plump me up and Refresh me quick Dry Shampoo, Both 2ooml £3.59 - V05 dry shampoo is my favourite go-to hair product recently. For me it beats batiste and other high street brands - my favourite being 'Refresh me quick' as I prefer the scent. It does what it says on the tin and is perfect for lazy day! Would I repurchase? Yes I need to restock. 
Soap & Glory Rich and Foamous Body Wash, 500ml £6.50 - This product smells heavenly! All Soap & Glory products smell gorgeous, but this shower gel wins for me so far. I know some people much prefer Soap & Glory's original scent, so it can be a love or hate product. I have reviewed this product in full here. Would I repurchase? Yes, another bottle is currently in my shower.
Philosophy Marshmallows for Toasting Body Lotion, 60ml - I received this product as part of a set last Christmas, but can't find it online anymore. The scent of this product is very sickly sweet, but it was really moisturising and great on any dry patches. The size was also good for travel. Would I repurchase? Maybe would like to try a different scent in the range.
Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel, 100g £4.25 - I like Lush shower gels, but I think they are quite expensive for how much product you get inside. This scent smells lovely, just like the Honey I washed the kids soap. You can also use this product in your hair like a shampoo, but I just prefer to use it on my body. Would I repurchase? Yes, it would be more cost effective to buy a bigger bottle next time though.
Lush Sweetie Pie Wobbly Jelly £3.10 - This was a rather different product to have in my shower. I loved the scent of cherry and coconut and it was just like jelly so it was quite tricky not to drop it in the bath/shower. I crushed a bit of the product into a shower puff and it soon lathered up when adding water. You can again use this product in your hair and also freeze or chill it if you like. Would I repurchase? Yes, I would like to try other scents in the range.
Bumble and Bumble Creme De Coco Shampoo and Conditioner, 50ml Prices from £5.95  - These products were my first experience of Bumble and Bumble. I was very pleased with the results, they left my hair super soft. The scent won me over as coconut is probably my favourite for hair products. This combination is great for dry or dull hair, they improve flexibility and minimise frizz. Would I repurchase? Yes, I have my eye on the Shine range next.
Umberto Giannini Rock 'N' Roll Hairspray, 200ml £5.61 - To be honest I'm not very fussy when it comes to hairspray and don't use it on an everyday basis. This product is good, my favourite part being the scent as it is not harsh as some other hairsprays. I wouldn't say it's the best hairspray I've used but it does hold volume and is good for up-do's. It doesn't leave hair dry and crispy and in my view it's really affordable! Would I repurchase? Maybe, but I want to try something else first.
A lot of these products I have loved and repurchased. Have you tried out any of these products?

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  1. I'm in love with Lush products :) I tried another jelly, can't remember the name, but it was deep blue and once freezed it was gorgeous for summer showers!!
    Yep, all their products are a little bit expensive but theyuse only natural ingredients and they don't test on animals!!!!

    1. Yes I want to try that other Lush jelly! Maybe I will get it nearer Summer then. Very true - I think their bath bombs are reasonably priced. Their products are quite addictive too haha. :)x

  2. I received the Bumble and Bumble Creme De Coco Shampoo and Conditioner for Christmas and I love them, they smell amazing :-)

    1. Yeah the scent is amazing! I'm tempted to get the full size versions. :)x

  3. I totally want to clear out all my empties now and start a fresh! Such a good idea. I really want to try some Bumble and Bumble products - I think you've won me over haha. xx

    1. Yeah I've been very impressed so far - got my eye on a few other products in the range! :)x