Wednesday, 18 September 2013

What's In My Bathroom - Radox Bath Smoothies Tropical Tranquility

I got this just before my last exam as I was so stressed I thought a few nice baths would help. I l love baths but don't tend to have as many in the summer as it's just too hot. I picked this as this definitely has a summer scent.

The scent is what makes this product, it is gorgeous. It is a blend of almond,coconut and myrrh and it smells good enough to drink. It does even have 'don't drink me' written on. I always wonder if anyone does try to drink these. 

Being Radox this does foam up nicely and although it might not be the most luxurious bubble bath it doesn't dry out your skin. 

I think this is a brilliant bargain for only £3.15 for 250ml. It smells equally as good as Lush's Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon which I reviewed here. It is also 10p cheaper and you get a lot more then two baths out of it.

I will definitely be getting a few more. I did buy this in Boots but I can't find it but it is available from

Monday, 16 September 2013

Mini Monday - L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Lotion

I bought this as part of a gift set absolutely ages ago. I had high hopes for this after watching too much QVC. Does anyone have to ban themselves from watching their beauty shows?  And don't get me started on what I have to do to avoid their Nail Inc shows.

Anyway back to the product the scent surprised me I don't know what I expected, but to me this just smells like soap. I think I was expecting something a bit more luxurious to go along with the price tag, as this is not cheap.  That said the scent is very unisex and non offensive. 

Talking of unisex my boyfriend really likes this. No he doesn't moisturize his body but one evening he had a really sore back so I used this to give him a back rub. I am not sure how much I helped but he did comment on how nice this was.

I was also expecting this to be a lot thicker and difficult to work into the skin. In fact this is easy to smooth over the skin as a little goes a long way. It doesn't sink in very quickly and does leave a somewhat greasy residue on the skin. I don't find the residue unpleasant I just wouldn't recommend putting skinny jeans on after using this.

Overall I like the product and do think that it leaves my skin soft and smooth but I wouldn't purchase the full size. If I was going to spend £20 on a body lotion I would get the Molton Brown Coco De Mer Body Lotion which is £2 cheaper for 50ml more and smells amazing.

This is available from for £20 for 250ml

Friday, 13 September 2013 Sale Haul

I know the sale is no longer on but I thought I would show you what I bought. I have said many times that my scalp is very problematic and I also have very fine unmanageable hair, so I wanted to really make the most of the sale by investing in some hair care.

Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo regular readers will have seen this in other hauls and empties, but I did actually debate getting the Philip Kingsley No Scent Shampoo instead. As much I love this shampoo my scalp is still never completely clear. I was tempted by the No Scent one as it SLS free which is a common irritant. I however decided to stick with this one as I would only have purchased a small size of the no scent so I didn't feel I was making the most of the sale. I got a 1000ml for £36.38 usually £41.25 here.

Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner in a bid to sort out my scalp and keep on top of it, I know I should use a scalp tonic. This one apparently stimulates blood to the scalp, absorbs excessive oil and protects against bacteria.  I will let you know how I get on with this but I have used another of his toners before but never consistently. I am determined to give this a good go. I paid £13.50 instead of £15.30 for 250ml available here.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer I got a tube of this for my birthday from my mum as she loves this stuff. Again I haven't used consistently but when I do use it my hair always feels amazing and does seem to behave better. I am hoping that if I use regularly the condition of my hair will improve and maybe just maybe become more manageable.  I got 75ml for £11.25 which is usually £12.75 here.

If you do want to try Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer you can pick up a 40ml sample with this month's InStyle.

Philip Kingsley Stimulating Scalp Mask if you read my recent empties post here. I used up a Scalp Mask from Philip Kingsley which I loved. Unfortunately this has been discontinued and replaced with two new scalp masks. I have tried the exfoliating one and not been overly impressed so I am hoping that these are better. I got these for £4.13 each instead of £4.70 available here.

Now that I have all the products I just need to use them.

What did everyone else get in the sale?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

August Empties

First things first, sorry for the lack of posts. I haven't been very well and life has just been mega busy. I am also going on holiday soon so not sure how many posts will be coming up in the near future so apologies in advance. But here is what I used up last month.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer this was one of the first products I reviewed which you can read here. Its strange how much your opinions change but now I am full on addicted to this. It has been lovely to use in the summer as is so refreshing. I also think that although this might not brighten my skin I do think my skin looks better after using this. I will definitely repurchase this. It is available from for £13.50 for 200ml.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream I liked this eye cream as it wasn't too heavy or greasy. It did also seem to work on my under eye circles however I didn't have the same results as I did with the Benefit It's Potent eye cream. For that reason I wouldn't purchase. You can read my full review here

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish my love for this has been well documented on here and you can read my very first post, which was a review on it here. This year I decided that as much as I love this, I just don't love how much it costs. I have since discovered the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which I am now using daily. I was keeping this for special occasions and then I realised that is crazy. Its taking up space and what type of special occasion was I waiting for. I will probably not buy this again but I still love this. This is available from for £14.75 for 100ml.

Philip Kingsley Scalp Mask I won't say too much on this as it has been discontinued  but basically I loved this. I have a very problematic scalp and this stuff really helped. Philip Kingsley has brought out two different masks to replace this and so far I have tried one which I don't think is as good. I will write a full post on that, and I may have bought the other one as part of a haircare haul coming up soon.

No7 Completely Quenched Moisturising Body Lotion I have done a recent post on this here so I won't launch into another rant, but safe to say I didn't like this. Seriously save your money this stuff is not worth over a tenner.

Marks & Spencer Coconut Shell Smoothing Body Polish this is what inspired me to start the mini Monday series as this has been hanging around for years. I kept meaning to take it with me on holiday but I always seemed to reach for something else instead. I can't see that this is available any more but it smells amazing like summer in a bottle. I didn't really like anything else about this as I felt it was just too thin to be an effective scrub, but the smell alone was so good I soon used it up. If anyone has any recommendations for coconut scented products please let me know.

TRESemme Heat Defence Spray which is a bog standard edition to the pile. I have been trying a different brand this month which I think I may prefer but how effective these are I don't know. You can pick this up everywhere but I get mine from for the points.

Percy & Reed Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil another product I had high hopes for which I blame QVC for. I didn't really get on with this product, I didn't find it did anything for my hair. I am starting to lose the will to try and get any volume in my hair, it just doesn't co operate. I also have to say that although this is called no oil oil, it did make my hair look greasy if I used too much. I have done a full post which you can read here.

Nivea Extra Gentle Eye Make Up Remover after deciding that I should be more careful with what I put on my eyes I decided to get an actual eye make up remover. I tried one of those duo phase ones and didn't like the oiliness on my already oily lids. This is very gentle but does still remove normal mascara, I don't wear water proof so can't comment on whether it will shift that. It also doesn't leave any form of residue. Although I liked this I have fallen in love with Micellar waters so will probably just keep using them. This is available from for £2.39 usually £3.39.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair first up I was going to write a full blog post but I wanted to really test the product and by the time I was ready to write it, it had been reformulated. Anyway I loved this product, this seemed to calm down my forehead, which has always been a problem area. Since I have been without for about a month I have noticed my skin change again. My forehead is mega shiny again and not very smooth. This also really calms down break outs. I was planning on checking whether this was at duty free when I go away next week but now I will have my eyes peeled for its new version  Has anyone tried the new one I have read so many great reviews like on and

Sure Aloe Vera Sensitive Anti-Perspirant lastly the least glamorous product of the bunch, maybe I should just let you know if I change deodorant as this is seriously in ever empties post.