Senspa Thai Rituals Moisture Heaven Body Wash

Hi beauties

I have an offering from Senspa today, Thai Rituals Moisture Heaven Body Wash. Senspa has a Thai Spa in the New Forest at Careys Manor. The brand also have a skincare range as well as their bodycare.

Senspa is stocked in my local Waitrose, I always browse the health and beauty aisle as some great products can be found such as this beautiful body wash. It’s SLS free which is always the first thing I look for as it dries my skin so badly, this is very kind to my skin in that it doesn’t make my dry patches worse. It feels like silk and my skin feels comfortable afterwards and not screaming for body lotion!

Next is the fragrance, it is beautiful. Heavenly by name, Heaven by nature! It contains Neroli which is one of my most favourite scents, along with Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. It’s gently Floral without being overpowering and it’s gorgeous to use at any time of the day. I absolutely love it!! I also love the packaging, it’s in a handy tube and it looks attractive.

For 200ml Moisture Heaven Body Wash costs £5.95, for the quality I can’t believe it isn’t more expensive. For me it’s a joy to use and I will definitely repurchase. You can get it from Waitrose or online at http://www.senspa.co.uk.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Nuxe Prodigieux Precious Scented Shower Oil

Hi beauties,

I love shower oils, I find them so beneficial for my skin, meaning I don’t have to use heavy body creams (which I loathe, I feel like my skin is suffocating) and just a layer of body oil on wet skin after the shower and that’s me done!

I hadn’t tried anything from Nuxe before and when Prodigieux Shower Oil came up in the You Beauty Shortlist, I picked it to test.

This is lovely to use, it has a gorgeous silky texture that glides on your skin with a very gentle lather. It’s supposed to leave a golden shimmer on your skin, personally I didn’t notice that. What I was disappointed with is that it left my skin feeling ever so slightly squeaky, and I needed to apply body lotion afterwards. I am lazy with dry skin, which is never a good combination so I want shower products that leave my skin moisturised. 

The fragrance is gorgeous, warm and floral I certainly want to try the body lotion and the oil in the range. I am not sure I would buy this again purely because the way it left my skin feeling. If you aren’t as dry as I am you will more likely find this absolutely fine and wouldn’t need a body lotion straight after. 

Prodigieux Shower Oil is also very reasonably priced, 200ml is £10.50. I did expect it to be a lot more expensive, this 30ml is a generous travel size. In rotation in my shower (I have 4 shower products open!) it lasted me about a month, you don’t need to use huge amounts either. I’m glad I tried it, and it certainly won’t deter me from trying other products from Nuxe. 

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

You Beauty Box July

Hi beauties

It's You Beauty time again, which is my favourite time of the month! I get ridiculously excited about seeing what products ar going to be on the shortlist when the first of the month rolls around.

So from July's shortlist, I chose:

  • Hawaiian Tropic Air Soft Face SPF30
  • Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
  • Skin Chemists Aqua Repair Facial serum
  • Green People Age Defy 24 hour Brightening Moisturiser
  • St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan in medium (Gold subscribers only)

I am looking forward to testing out the SPF, I usually wear a Ultrasun Face 50 but I do find this heavy so I thought I would give Hawaiian Tropic a try, I've not tried the brand before. Also looking forward to seeing how Simple's Micellar water compares to the Garnier and Boots I have already tried. I am not sure I will use the St Tropez gradual tanner, I don't faux tan at all anymore as I am far too lazy. Pale and interesting is the way forward you know!!

If you want to find more about the You subscriptions available go to http://www.box.you.co.uk.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Hempz Age Defying Renewing Herbal Body Wash

Hi beauties

I have Hempz Age Defying Renewing Herbal Body Wash that was very kindly sent to me by Hannah from Catalyst PR. 

Hempz uses 100% hemp seed oil which is known for its moisturising, balancing and Soothing properties so I was interested to test this body wash. As regular readers know, I have very dry skin on my body which is prone to eczema so I am always on the lookout for body washes that are more conditioning and without the dreaded SLS that makes my skin worse. 

Hempz is quite a thick body wash, you don’t need much as it’s very concentrated, a 50p piece sized amount is all I use in the shower. It has a really pleasant herby, musky smell, I usually hate the smell of hemp (especially The Body Shop Hemp Hand Cream – it makes me feel sick) so I was surprised I liked it! It’s very refreshing but it doesn’t linger so if you want to follow up with your fragrance it won’t clash.

The result of using this body wash has left my skin soft, definitely smoother, the rough patches I have had have improved and my skin feels so comfortable after a shower. I can even go without body lotion if I’m in a rush. It has been my go to body wash, I tend to reach for Hempz more than others I have open at the moment. It is ideal for those with dry skin. It’s £16.99 for 250ml and available from http://www.hempzbeauty.com

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

You Beauty Box June

Hi beauties

I love You Beauty Box time, it is my favourite time of the month. I always look forward to the 1st when the list is released and you can choose your products for the month. I chose:

  • Nuxe Prodigieux Precious Scented Shower Oil
  • Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream
  • Burts Bees Tinted Lipbalm
  • AA Skincare Frankincense and Rose Face Toner 

Gold subscribers also received 50ml of Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-in Conditioner.

You have three subscription choices, silver, bronze and gold, priced at £6.95 for 2 products, £8.95 for 3 products and £10.95 for 4 products available at http://www.box.you.co.uk.

Till next time,

Lucy 

Sarah Chapman Sunday Night Facial

Hi beauties,

In March the gorgeous Arly from Detailedorientedbeauty on Instagram had a giveaway where I won this fabulous prize from Sarah Chapman Skinesis range. This is the Sunday Night Facial, giving you all you need for a beautiful weekly pamper.

The box contains: 

  • Ultimate Cleanse 15ml
  • Overnight Exfoliating Booster 5ml
  • Overnight Facial 5ml
  • 3D Moisture Infusion Masks
  • A Cleansing mitt

I love the way this is presented, it feels like such a treat. The sizes while first appear small, you don’t actually need to use a lot of any of the products so the box gives you a great opportunity to try the Facial several times. Also they are great for travelling meaning you don’t have to skimp on quality Skincare if you go away.

I will be doing full reviews of the products as usual so watch out for those. The Sunday Night Facial system is available from http://www.sarahchapman.net and is £49.00.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Dove Nourishing Care Shower Oil*

Hey beauty lovers

A fabulous shower product to tell you about today Dove Nourishing Care Shower Oil. This is absolutely beautiful and has bee my go to shower product since I received it last month.

I love a shower oil, they are far more hydrating than a standard shower gel/cream/wash. I need that because of my tricky skin, anything that doesn’t strip and make me feel even drier is a Brucie bonus.

The most famous shower oil is the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil and don’t get me wrong I love it! However, Dove Nourishing Care has completely stolen my heart. The texture is beautiful, Silky and easy to apply to damp skin when it turns into a gorgeous hydrating milk. The scent is also beautiful, a warm floral which makes a nice change from the apple blossom/vanilla of the L’Occitane.

Perhaps most impressive is the price, Dove works out to be half the price!! It’s £8 for a bottle which I would be happy to spend on such a fantastic product. I can also get it easily on the High Street which means I can use it more often and reap the benefits. Well done Dove, this is bloomin’ brilliant!

I received mine from BzzAgent in exchange for an honest review (which mine always are) but you can buy this in Boots.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx