The Body Shop 20% Off + Free Face Mask & Delivery Secret Code

The Body Shop 20% Off + Free Face Mask & Delivery Secret Code

The Body Shop sent me a code to get 20% off plus free delivery AND a free Himalayan Charcoal face mask when you spend over £15. The face masks gets added to your basket automatically when you enter the code below. 


I Love... Chocolate Fudge Cake Bath & Shower Creme

I Love... Chocolate Fudge Cake Bath & Shower Creme

I Love Cosmetics products are a collection of affordable body care including bath & shower cremes, bar soap and body butter.

Because I love all chocolate scented beauty products, I had to try the I Love... Chocolate Fudge Cake Bath & Shower Creme.

On the front it mentions "smell delicious, feel delicious" and can confirm that it does indeed smell very delicious: sweet and chocolatey, and with a thick and creamy consistency. Be sure not to get confused and try to taste it!

It has moisturising and softening Glycerin, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and fruit extracts of Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Raspberry and Cranberry.

It cleanses skin well with a light lather and leaves it feeling very soft and smelling of chocolate cake. What more can you want?



High End Hair Care Ingredients For Under £2

Sainsbury's My Hair Matters Smooth & Shine Conditioner review

Yesterday we went to do our weekly shop amidst the supermarket crisis, and in need of a new shampoo and conditioner I picked up the My Hair Matters Smooth & Shine Conditioner by Sainsbury's. 

It was one of the Herbal Essences conditioners that I actually had my eye on, however it was nowhere to be seen, so decided on the Sainsbury's option which I was also considering. 

The My Hair Matters Smooth & Shine Conditioner is infused with cashmere and offers frizz control and a shine boost. On the back it also mentions that it's a moisturising conditioner for dull and unruly hair, and has pro vitamin B5 and cashmere to help hydrate hair and control frizz, leaving hair that "looks shiny and feels silky smooth". 

The packaging is kept quite simple, with a copper toned bottle and a shiny rose gold accent on the front. The purple on the text and lid provide a nice contrast. 

I used it this morning and I wouldn't be writing about it within only one use if I wasn't actually impressed. Only noticing the "cashmere" bit after getting home, decided to look it up in the ingredients and turns out it is the Hydrolized Keratin, it also contains Hydrolized Wheat Protein, and of course, Panthenol or Vitamin B5.

As I was rinsing it off I was very surprised at how soft and smooth my hair was feeling, and as the day went on I realised that indeed frizz was kept to a minimum after my usual leave in conditioner and heat protecting spray I use for blow drying.

The only thing that I'm not sure about is the moisture claim, however I did start using a new shampoo today as well. And the smell is not very sophisticated but that is to be expected from a £1.50 conditioner.

The only other hair conditioner with cashmere keratin I could find was the 3 More Inches one, which also includes Panthenol and Hydrolized Wheat Protein, but retails at £54.50 for 1 litre, or there is also a mini 75 ml version for £8. However, if you want to save some money then I recommend you try the Sainsbury's offering as it is only £1.50 for 400 ml.

Will you trying this product?



Sample Sessions 03

rituals ayurveda cream, simple SOS booster serum, caudalie vinosource SOS intense cream.

Long time no sample! ha. Here is the latest instalment of my first impressions on some new-ish products:

Rituals Balancing Body Cream: This has a rich texture that isn't heavy, and a gorgeous warm rose scent which unfortunately doesn't linger. It has a combination of Himalayan honey to soften the skin and Indian rose oil to create a relaxing effect on mind and body. It also has glycerin, shea butter, sunflower oil, vitamin E and cocoa seed butter. I really liked this body cream because of the scent and  how it leaves skin soft and smooth but never sticky.

Caudalie Vinosource SOS Intense Moisturising Cream: this is a super nourishing cream with a medium consistency. The ingredients feature glycerin, squalane, borage seed oil, grape fruit and seed extracts and hyaluronic acid. It has a lovely fruity and slightly fresh scent that I enjoyed very much, however it was a bit too heavy for me so for that reason I wouldn't recommend it unless you have dry skin. 

Simple Daily Skin Detox SOS Clearing: another SOS-in-the-name-product (coincidentally). This product is designed to get rid of oily skin and soothe localised blemishes while reducing their redness. The clear, unscented gel feels ever so slightly tacky when applying, however it dries to a more matte look and feel. I feel like it can be a bit drying as it does contain 10% witch hazel, though it appears to have reduced the frequency of blemishes thanks to the use of thyme and zinc, plus niacinamide (a favourite of mine). The addition of glycerin, allantoin and panthenol help soothe and soften the skin. I would probably purchase this product to use under my daily moisturiser.

Have you tried any of these products?




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Miniso Green Tea Moisturising Serum

Miniso Green Tea Moisturising Serum

First of all, the packaging is really cute. I love the sturdy frosted glass bottle and the wooden look of the dropper. Also the card tag wrapped around the neck of the bottle, combined with the colours of the packaging make it very visually appealing.

To get the product out, you twist the top of the dropper to the open position then push down, following that you can then take the dropper out of the bottle and dispense the product onto your hands. Unfortunately the dropper can be a bit moody and sometimes not enough product gets into the glass tube.

On to the actual product inside the bottle: this Miniso Green Tea Moisturising Serum is enriched with green tea essence and promises to deeply moisturise and hydrate skin, boost radiance, clarify and even skin tone.

The ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Tea Tree Oil, Tranexamic Acid, Green Tea Extract, Glycerin and Green Tea Seed Oil. These ingredients are helpful in hydrating and calming skin as well as diminishing dark spots.

My use of this serum has been sporadic at times so haven't noticed much of a difference, however the light consistency/fast absorption and reassurance in the ingredients' properties will see me using it until the last drop. That and the extremely affordable price of $79 MXN means I will definitely repurchase (probably even stock up) when I visit Mexico again soon.

Have you tried this serum?


PS. If you're intrigued about Green Tea in skincare read more about it on my previous post.