Friday, 1 August 2014

Balance me super toning body wash

balance me super toning body wash

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have that Friday feeling!  Anyone remember that old Crunchie advert?  Anyway, I digress!

Today I bring you the Balance Me Super Toning body wash*.  Free of sulphates and other nasties, the super toning cleanser builds up to a pretty nice lather - not a crazy one, but certainly enough of one. I don't know about you, but when I use a shower gel/body wash I always use a body buffer brush thingy, it helps to exfoliate really well and that's what I use with this.

As for the scent, it's exactly what you'd expect from Balance Me - it smells like a combination of 'organic' and 'spa', lol I know that's not very descriptive of a scent, but I think you'll know what I mean :)  Balance Me have listed in the ingredients juniper, bergamot, geranium and lavender - this will explain the scent I think - I can definitely smell the lavender in it, it's a lovely delicate and not overpower smell.

It left my skin feeling nourished and clean and not overpowering at all.  I've had a good look through the ingredients and can't see anything nasty in there at all, which is wonderful.  If you're interested in having a peek at it, it's £9 and available on their website.

I'm really loving Balance Me's products, I'm yet to try one I don't like :)  If you're interested, they're also running a competition this month up until the end of August - just take a picture of the Balance Me product you'd like to take away on holiday with you, use the tag #BalanceMeAway and share it with them on Facebook or Twitter and they're giving away weekly prizes :)  You can read more on it here.

What are your summer essentials?

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*this post contains a PR sample, all views are my own

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Organic Surge sweet blossom body cream

Organic Surge sweet blossom body cream

Organic Surge body lotion texture

If you remember my last Organic Surge review, I banged on about how I loved that they're affordable, ethical and mostly organic - not a combination you usually see.  Well, I'm banging on about it again, but instead of it being about their body wash (which has pretty much run out, sad face), it's now about this lovely little body cream.

It's one of those body creams that has a really soft and gentle scent.  It smells sweet, not necessarily of oranges, well, maybe a little.  It also has a touch of that 'organic' scent, you know the one that all those organic-spa-like products have, yeah that scent.

You can see, it's not exactly a body butter consistency, it's more 'gel' like and light, almost like it's a whipped consistency.

It absorbs into the skin really well and doesn't leave an oily residue.  It leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and nourished, what more could ya ask for eh?

It's safe to say I'm a fan of this, it feels lovely on my skin and just adds a delicate amount of fragrance.

It's currently got £2.25 off on the Organic Surge website making it just £5.25* (down from £7.50). If you'd like to take a peek, you can find it here.

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*This post contains a PR sample, all views are my own.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

July 2014 Empties

July 2014 empties

It's been a bit of a quiet month for empties, I finished off quite a lot last month and I'm close to finishing off quite a lot of other stuff, but this is all I've actually finished in July :)

Macadamia Flawless
I'm elevating this to HG status, yeah that's right, this stuff is the bomb! It makes my hair feel amazing and for a good two days.  I was so sad to see the end of it, but I'll definitely be replacing it, I honestly think it's worth every penny :)

Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser
I've had this a while and it's taken me a while to finish it off (this is my 3rd bottle).  I'm starting to stray away from hot cloth cleansers (at least during the Summer) and use my Bioderma to take my makeup off, and then my Origins GinZing scrub after, which seems to be working really well with my skin at the moment.

My 3rd bottle of this too... I've never found anything like it that removes makeup, specifically waterproof mascara, quite as well as this.  I'm just not keen on leaving it on my skin, I think it's good to cleanse afterwards to make sure you've removed any excess of it, always pays to look after your skin :)

So there you have it, 3 measly empties!  I think there'll be a lot more next month, so watch this space :) What have you used up this month?