Monday 1 August 2011

July Favourites

The Little Bubble Co. Coconut Creme Shower Gel
After my yearly supply of Lush's Snow Fairy shower gel ran out a few weeks ago I wanted something that smelled just as sweet. I got this shower gel in Boots and it very much fits the bill. The smell is a wonderful mix of coconut and cream soda. It lingers on my skin and down the hallway after I've had a wash. It was only £2 as well so a its a lot cheaper than Lush's offering. Come Christmas season I'll probably be going back to Snow Fairy but its nice to know theres another sickly sweet alternative out there.

Mama Mio O Mega Body Buff
I got this free in a GlossyBox and I really think its an amazing scrub. I'd been wanting to try some Mama Mio products for a long time as I heard they make a really good stretch mark cream but the price always put me off. I don't actually like this as a body scrub, I prefer Soap & Glory's The Breakfast Scrub again because of its delicious smell. However this is the most powerful face scrub I've ever tried. I use it in the shower so I'm not left with any scrubby bits in my hairline. It really makes my face feel smooth and obliterates any blackheads I have on my nose. As much as I love the product not even Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant is as good as this. If you got this free in your GlossyBox, give it a go on your face!

Neal's Yard Remedies Stellaria Cream
I've had really bad eczema my whole life. I had horrible patches of it on my elbows and on the backs of my legs. It used to be red, itchy, painful and weeping. I managed to get rid of it a few years ago using some Pure Vitamin E oil from Holland & Barrett but they've since changed their skincare products and no longer sell that exact oil. But last month I got an awful patch on my thigh and no amount of Vitamin E oil would shift it. I'm a firm believer in the use of herbal products so I decided to give something from Neal's Yard Remedies a try. It has worked wonders. My patch of eczema has very nearly completely cleared up in just a couple of weeks. The active ingredient in this cream is chickweed. It doesn't smell of anything unlike some the horrible creams my GP made me use as a child. It absorbs into the skin really quickly, is very soothing and calming and keeps the area perfectly moisturised. The only downside is how quickly I've gone through this one tube. It cost about £7 so its a bit pricey for the amount you get but I'll definitely be buying another though because it really does work that well.

MAC Strobe Cream
Can you believe I've only just bought this product? Considering I have quite the MAC collection, I find it weird that I'd never even considered buying it before. I'm currently on a quest for the perfect highlighter as I love the look of really glowy skin. I read a few reviews of this on the internet and this seemed like it could be the answer. You can use it as a moisturiser, cheek highlighter or you can mix it in with your foundation. I bought the miniature size tube from the Sized To Go collection just incase I didn't like it but it really does look lovely mixed in with Estee Lauder DoubleWear & Illamasqua Skin Base foundations. This is now something I use everyday and could not be without!

MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base
After I've applied my foundation mixed with Strobe Cream I like to apply this cream highlighter on my cheeks and down the middle of my nose. I got this ages ago but never really saw its beauty until trying it on top of Strobe Cream. I then like to put a powder highlighter on top of that to really emphasize the glow. I think I just like looking like a disco ball tbh. But it does make me look a million times healthier and in my opinion prettier.

Soreen Banana Loaf
I used to love normal Soreen but omg this is so much better! I like to slice it up, put it in the microwave for 20 secs and spread some margarine on top. Its orgasmic, like the best homemade banana loaf you've ever tasted but bought from a shop!

Angry Boys
I <3 Chris Lilley. What else needs to be said?


  1. yum, that banana loaf looks so scrumptious! I also loved the omega body buff that came with the glossy box, xo

  2. ooh I might give the strobe cream a try if you can buy a mini sized one. More places should sell minature products, so handy to pop in your handbag x

  3. Oh my god that banana loaf looks AMAZING xxx

  4. I'm definitely going to be trying that coconut shower gel! I actually thought it was from the N-Spa range you can buy at Asda since they're both packaged so similarly! You should try the N-Spa range if you haven't already, they've got some lovely flavours like gingerbread latte, hot butter fudge and blueberry pie. ♥ x

  5. Love your blog! That coconut shower gel sounds so so good! I also adore Angry Boys. I think I prefer Summer Heights High though :/

  6. I'm really tempted by that coconut shower gel now, I thought when I saw the packaging that it would be really expensive so I was shocked to see how cheap it is, and so big! (: I love soreen too, yet to try the banana loaf though, but I'll definitely be giving it a go! (: x

  7. Strobe Cream and Pearl Cream Colour Base are both amazing! I've had mine for years and I've still got a lot of product left. I mix my Strobe Cream in with my foundation too for a nice finish and I never use the Cream Colour Bases on their own either. Adding the extra powder highlighter can make your cheekbones pop!

    I just finished watching the Angry Boys series yesterday and I loved it! Summer Heights High is my favourite, but Chris Lilley is a comic genuius in everything he does.

  8. Banana loaf looks amazingly good, and I really want to try out strobe cream!

  9. Glad I've found another Angry Boys fan, Chris Lilley is genius, but no-one else seems to get him. xXx