Saturday 1 February 2014

January Favourites

Arran Aromatics Feel Good Formulas Sea Salt Scrub*
I do love a good body scrub! I feel like a shower isn't complete without some hardcore exfoliation. I've tried so many that just did nothing at all. It seems like many brands are afraid to put some real grit in their scrubs. So I was amazed when I tried this one from Arran Aromatics. This is a lovely sea salt scrub packed full of seaweed, mint and plenty of moisturising oils. It's exfoliating & moisturising at the same time. It leaves my whole body feeling soft & fresh. I wish it had a bit more fragrance to it but otherwise it does it's job incredibly well. Full review here.

Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray
Oh Oribe, your products are so damn expensive. Sadly for my bank account, they are well worth the money. If your locks are on the thin or fine side then this thickening spray could be the answer to all your hair woes. A few spritzes of this heat-activated body builder before blowdrying is all you need for thicker, fuller, more voluminous hair. It's so light you can use it all over your hair to plump up your ends as well as your roots. This product also acts as a heat protectant spray which is a bit of a Brucey bonus! The effects seem to last in my hair for about two days. It adds so much volume & you can see a huge difference in thickness after using it. I like to combine it with a smoothing creme for big, bouncy hair that still looks sleek & healthy.

Bleach London Silver Shampoo
After my total hair disaster with one of the Bleach London dyes, the brand lost a whole lotta respect from me. I didn't really want to give them another penny of my money. I was in need of a new bottle of purple shampoo though & as I had enough Boots points for it, I figured that I may as well try out their Silver Shampoo. It is a surprisingly good shampoo that manages to knock out all the yellow tones without being too drying. All too often when I use purple shampoos I end up with purple, grey, blue or pink tones left in my hair. This one doesn't leave any kind of tint. It just gives me really bright pure white hair. My roots end up a bit yellow again after about a week so I find that I need to use it every time I wash my hair instead of every other time. There's plenty of product in the bottle though so I'd say it's very good value for money. I've tried a LOT of purple shampoos in my time as a blondie & as much as I am loath to say it, this ranks as one of the best.

Maybelline Color Show Brocades Nail Polish in Knitted Gold
I never used to be a huge fan of glitter polishes but they're such a foolproof way of creating some cool nail art. Who doesn't like to spend hours staring at their sparkly nails?! I recently fell in love with the amazing range of top coats from the Maybelline Color Show collection. Brocades was the name of their limited edition Christmas polishes & I'm obsessed with this beautiful glittery colour. Knitted Gold is a clear base packed full of golden shimmer particles. It also contains two sizes of pink hex glitter. It looks incredible as it shines in the light. The combination of gold & pink gives a gorgeous glittery rose gold glow to your nails. Full review here.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer
There's been tons of blogger hype about these lip balms for years & I am probably the last person to jump on the bandwagon. I finally got round to buying one of them a couple of months ago & I ended up with a beautiful baby pink shade called Rose Shimmer. This Lip Perfector is very moisturising & isn't sticky at all. It contains shea butter, wild mango & vitamin E to nourish and repair the lips. The gel formula makes your lips look plumper & feel kissably soft. I absolutely love it! Full review here.

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  1. I have been loving the clarins lip perfecter this month too! Cant get enough of the stuff. Without a doubt want to try a couple more shades!

  2. Ive just bought the Oribe Maximista, so I'm very excited to try it out tonight :)

  3. I know, right?! Clarins L.P. are amazing :) I want that Maybelline polish so badly but we're always late on their collections.

  4. You are so right about the Clarins Lip Perfector, its a great product:) xx
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  5. I want to try that Mabelline polish, what a great color!

  6. I've heard some really great things about the Maybelline Brocade Nail Polishes, I will have to give Knitted Gold a try :) Thanks for the post Caroline


  7. the maybelline polish is so pretty, I love glitter polishes x

  8. I love Arran Aromatics products. I used to visit the Isle Of Arran every year as a kid with my grandparents and we would always go to their warehouse and watch products get made. The scrub sounds so lovely.
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  9. I love all of the oribe products! xx

  10. I really want to try the Oribe thickening spray, but I don't understand why they're so expensive :( I love Arran Aromatics products, this scrub sounds lovely xx

    Gemma //

  11. I absolutely love Arran Aromatics, need to try that scrub!

    Ella | 

  12. The bleach London dye sounds pretty decent but I always think dye's are a bit hit and miss these days.

  13. Id love to try something fro Oribe but like you said they're so damn expensive! <3

  14. Everyone needs to stop recommending Oribe products because I am too weak to say no... think something from them will be getting purchased very soon! The glitter nail polish looks like a gorgeous colour too, love a bit of sparkle. x

  15. You can't seem to go wrong with Oribe. Ditto with the lip perfectors :)

    Jenn | UK Beauty Blog


  16. Everyone needs a Clarins lip perfector in their stash, they're so nice! I'm not really that into hair products but everyone keeps talking about Oribe and it's tempting me!

    Jennie xo |

  17. That shampoo looks really good! I never heard about that brand! :)
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  18. It is still good to stick with one brand of product. Your skin will thank you for that.