Ayuuri Cleansing Neem Body Wash

I’d never heard of the Ayuuri brand before, or Neem Oil for that matter, but I’m glad that I received it in April’s Glossybox (shame, it was my 6th bottle of shower gel in a row though). It contains neem, tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus oils. At £4.95 for 200ml, it’s not overly expensive either.

This body wash is all about cleansing, it feels cools and soothing on your skin. Lovely after a hot summer’s day (should they exsist, silly British weather!) or in the morning when you need a little pick-me-up.

It’s a little runny, but lathers well in the shower. I found it great to use on my slightly pink skin after our 5 days of decent weather a couple of weeks ago. As the formula is paraben free, it’s a great “green” alternative to the shower gels/washes you find in your local supermarket.

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The Body Shop Moringa Beautifying Oil

The Body Shop released a range of body oils this Summer, and I picked up the Moringa Beautifying Oil on a two for £15 offer. Inside the bottle is 100ml of wonderfully scented oil. A bit pricey at £9, as I’ve already gone through half a bottle during the last couple of weeks. I’ve only used this on my skin, although you can apparantly use it for hair and face.

The delicate white floral scent works wonderfully with the lightweight nut oils, to give skin an instant boost of hydration and a shimmering finish.

As with all dry oils, it leaves a slightly oily/greasy residue that sinks into your skin. Takes roughly 10 minutes, and the scent lasts a good few hours. Unfortunately, once that “sheen” has gone, my skin is still just as dry as it was before I applied the product.

I’m hoping that even without the usual soft, silky feeling I normally get using a body oil, or moisturiser, that at least some of the ingredients are doing some good. It contains lots of emollients, oils and anti-oxidents but I’m not really seeing any great effect on my skin. I will continue to use it, as it smells gorgeous, but won’t be repurchasing.

Sure Maximum Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Cream

As Summer beings to arrive, it’s important to stay fresh and dry. Not the prettiest of subjects, but I’m so happy and impressed with Sure’s latest deodorant that I had to share!

The version I have is called “confidence” with a pink stripe. There’s also a sensitive option. It smells just like any other deodorant, clean, fresh and non-offensive.

Sure Women Maximum Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Cream Clean Fresh is formulated with TRIsolid innovative body responsive technology (errr, whaaaaat?!) which is supposed to provide maximum protection from wetness, odour fighting technology and moisturising for the skin. It also claims to last for 48 hours, but I dare not test that claim. I shower daily.

For the best effect, you’re supposed to use it at night before bed to ensure that it builds a long-lasting protection. I personally apply it both morning and night, without suffering any problems.

It is a little unusual as you have to twist from the bottom of the bottle to dispense the product. But if you’re already a roll-on user this isn’t much of a change.

So does it work? Yes!
It doesn’t burn or sting in the slightest and most importantly keeps me dry, clean and smelling fresh throughout the day. Even in our current wave of heat, and whilst running around like a headless chicken trying to prepare for Parent’s Evening (gulp!). As I previously said, I’m super impressed.

The only downside is the price. £5.30 is mighty expensive for a deodorant. Luckily I got mine half price at Tesco. Definately a repurchase for me though.

Glesni xo

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Lush’s Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon

Very rarely do I have time to soak, relax and enjoy a proper bath. Which is why I’ve got heaps of bubble bath, bath bombs ect around the bathroom, just waiting to be used.

As it’s a bank holiday, I decided to treat myself to a nice, warm bubble bath. My product of choice was Lush’s Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon.

This little peach shaped bubble bar smells gorgeous. Underneath the warm cocoa scent, you can smell the coconut oil and uplifiting fruity bergamot and grapefruit.

You twist the bubbleroon in half, and keep the second piece for another bath. You don’t get masses, and masses of bubbles (see my picture below) but that suits me just fine as I don’t like huge mountains of bubbles that end up in my mouth.

What I really like about this bubble bar is that it doesn’t strip your skin of all it’s moisture. The coconut oil and shea butter leave your skin soft and comforted.

I highly reccomend having a whiff of this should you ever find yourself near a Lush store, especially if you’re the kind of person who enjoys a good bath. One bubbleroon costs £2.95, and you only get two uses which is a little expensive. But it’s cheap enough to pick up as a luxury treat that isn’t going to break your bank balance.

Here’s a photo of the bubbles! If you swish the water around, you’ll get more.

Glesni x0

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First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream

I can honestly say that I’m more of a hair conditioner sort of girl, rather than going out and buying shaving gels and creams. It’s a great way of using up the last of tiny bit of hair conditioner and they’ve always done a decent job.

On the occasions that I’ve bought shaving gel, I tended to find them more drying despite the closer shave. Also, the bottle never lasted long. So I surprised myself by picking up this little tube of shave cream by First Aid Beauty.

It comes in two sizes, a 59.1ml tube and 200ml for £12.00. Pricey for a shave cream. But totally worth it.

The cream is gentle, non-irritating and the ingredients are designed to soften, smooth and moisturise the skin. The  Tea Tree Oil helps to heal and soothe and Bisabolol provides an anti-inflammatory action and also soothes the skin. My legs weren’t left dry, or covered in razor burn after using this. No nicks or cuts.

You only need to apply a thin layer of cream over wet, clean skin and away you go! After I finish the small tube, I will definately be investing in the full-sized product. Amazing!

Glesni x0

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Project 10 Pan

I realised I had too much stuff when the bottom of my drawer fell through because of the weight. And it’s no even half of what I own. The rest is scattered across 2 bathrooms, my boyfriend’s apartment and my old room back the parents’ house. Something had to be done, so I set myself a challenge. I was not allowed to buy any new products until I finished at least 10 items.

And here are my 10 empty items!

Not terribly exciting, but 10 items nonetheless.

1. Original Source Lime Shower Gel
This zesty fragranced shower gel is one of my favourites for the morning routine. It lathers nicely, and oh so refreshing when you’re feeling a bit groggy. Makes me wanna eat a slice of Key Lime Pie everytime I hit the shower with it.

2. Original Source Fair Trade Shea Butter and Honey Shower Gel
The Fair Trade honey comes from Chile, and this shower gel feels slightly more nourishing than the lime version. It’s soothing, and whereas the Lime shower gel was perfect for early mornings, this one is great for relaxing evenings.

3. Dove Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner
I have a review for this product here. And I still love it. It’s thick, and does a brilliant job at making my hair feel softer.

4. Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel
I have to admit, I got bored of the scent of this shower gel almost to the point of dislike. I like the foaming aspect, but it was drying for my skin. Read my full review here

5. Boots Essentials Cleansing Wipes
These are cheap, often available on offer, and handy. I first came across these in hospital. I sent my boyfriend downstairs to the Boots in the waiting area (what kind of hospital was this!? Sounds more like an airport lounge…) to fetch a few things. Facial Wipes were on my list, as they were quick, convenient and easy to use. Since this time last year, I haven’t used any other wipes. I really enjoy the fresh cucumber scent, and even though I have to use a second wipe to ensure I got all my makeup off, these do a really a good job. I don’t find them too drying either. Woohoo!

6. Olay Complete Care Daily UV Cream
I reviewed this moisturiser not so long ago, here. It’s a great all rounder and contains the all important SPF to prevent sun damage.

7. Sexy Hair Colour Me Sexy Colourset Moisturising Treatment
Didn’t like it. Used it as a shaving cream instead. Full review here.

8. Marks & Spencer Per Una Eau De Toilette Purse Spray
There’s only 10ml in this little purse spray, handy for carrying around in your bag and costing only £3.50 it’s a bargain. Not only does it smell lovely and girly, it’s noticebly similar to a very well known expensive brand.

9. Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub
This is the yummiest smelling body scrub ever. This is the second pot I’ve finished. It has just the right amount of sugar to give a good scrub, but it’s not harsh either. The added oils and shea butter leaves skin soft too. Absolutely lovely, and combined well with the Original Source Shea Butter and Honey shower gel.

10. Clarins Extra Firming Body Cream
Smells lovely, not overpowering. Did I notice my arms or thighs becoming firmer. Not really. Although this is only a 30ml sample tube and lasted only a couple of weeks. Maybe it needs more time?

And what did I buy to celebrate finishing up 10 products?

Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in the shade Perversion. Totally excited to try this out.

Glesni x0

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Review: Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel

I’ve used foaming shower gels before, and quite liked them. I received this Zensation shower gel in the Christmas Glossybox and I’m only just getting around to using this can up. And I can’t quite decide if I like it or not.

It comes out of the pump as a gel, but it quickly foams up once it comes in contact with water. You don’t need to use alot as one squirt is enough to cover your entire body (or two if you just so happen to have hips the same size as mine) and it feels luxurious and thick.

The scent, cherry blossom and rice milk, is lovely and light but doesn’t linger too long after the shower. The only negative is that this shower gel seems to make my skin drier. Which is why I wouldn’t repurchase. And that £6.50 is a pretty hefty price tag for a foaming shower gel that’s comparable to Imperial Leather Foamburst (£2.99).