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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 2017 Beauty Favourites

I pretty much only bought this because the outer packaging looked so damn luxurious. This powder to "milk" formula is scooped into a running bath and turns the water beautifully milky. Y'know, like Cleopatra did. Now, I say "milk" because this product does not actually contain any milk whatsoever. The Body Shop website states "the classic milk has been replaced by plant-based ‘milk’ developed to care for the skin leaving it super soft to the touch". Scandalous. The powder does contain a whole bunch of soothing and moisturising ingredients, which leave my skin feeling super soft and nourished once I've stepped out of the bath, which was the whole point in me buying it. The instructions say to use 5 scoops.. I'd honestly like to add a few more to make it a little more viscous, but I get roughly 5 baths from 5-6 scoops per session, and I don't feel as though I could justify the price for any less. It's probably more of a novelty, to be honest, but I really enjoy getting to feel a little bit fancy on occasion and this is the perfect way to do that.

Two: LUSH Lava Lamp Bath Bomb
Aptly named, Lava Lamp instantly releases waves of bright orange colour into the bath after coming in to contact with the water and eventually, the purple discs start to dissolve release and streams of oil, which separates and pools to look exactly like a lava lamp would. Of course, all of that extra virgin olive oil makes the bath water incredibly moisturising and softening. I feel like this is one of LUSH's longer lasting bath bombs and I thoroughly enjoy the gorgeously cheerful, sweet citrus scent that remains on my skin (and in the bathroom) hours after towelling off. Some of you may have experienced the Lava Lamp bath bomb in the past. LUSH has since reformulated and re-released the bomb to fix some (eek) tub and body staining issues. I've only tried the reformulated version, so I cannot comment first-hand on the improvement, but my body definitely did not stain, and the purple oils that ended up sticking to my tub's walls were easily wiped away.

Three: Australis Make-up Finishing Spritz
I prefer to use this as more of a "fixer" rather than an actual setting spray. I mean, I do use it as a setting spray during the week on my work day face, but don't feel as though it prolongs the wear of my make-up by all that much. I mostly like to use it during my (non work day) make-up routine, after baking and applying a setting powder to fix any powdery looking areas without comprising the matte finish. If it's a special occasion, or I just need my make-up to last, I'll apply Urban Decay's setting spray over the very top of all that to actually set my make-up. This does work very well to meld and settle my powder in to my foundation for a smoother, less cakey finish (this is particularly helpful if I've gone overboard with the powders). It sprays a lovely, light mist without leaving my face wet and leaves my skin feeling quite refreshed and hydrated due to the Aloe Vera and Rose Water it contains. At the very least, it smells lovely and is a cheap alternative to using Fix+ on your brush to make your highlight pop.
My skin has been so very temperamental lately and my usual alcohol-based toner has not been doing good things to my dry face, so I've been using this as a toner for the past 2 months. It's soothing and hydrating - my skin has been drinking it right up. It's full of nutrients, balances pH and improves texture, and for something so gentle, I was surprised to see how much it cleansed the skin too - my cotton pad comes away grimy from the remaining dirt and make-up left on my skin, even after cleansing (ew). An added bonus is that glycerine is listed as the second ingredient, so it not only helps to prep my skin for the rest of my skincare, it also acts as a primer for my make-up, which is great in itself.

It's pretty hard to say anything exciting about a dry shampoo, but this offering is incredibly inexpensive and does exactly what it should. I actually 100% prefer it over Batiste's offerings. I (obviously) use this when my hair is looking a little flat/oily and it fixes both of those issues right up, adding body and removing that oily sheen, which is particularly good for second, and even third, day hair. Once brushed out, my hair feels refreshed for the rest of the day and I haven't found that there is any white, powdery build-up. The scent is a pleasant one, too.



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43 comments:

  1. I was wondering what the Australis setting spray was like, will have to give it a go! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  2. I definitely want to try that Lush bath bomb...it looks so fun! I like the luxurious milk bath, too.
    erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

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  3. I want to try the Burt's Bees facial water. I keep seeing it and have meant to pick it up. Hope you have a great June!

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  4. what a lovely products, i want to try them to

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  5. The Milk and Honey soak sounds amazing, does it actually smell like honey? x

    Beauty From Katie

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  6. Love the sound of the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water. Love their products and will look into this product! Thanks for the review

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  7. Oh yes, I just LOVE those bath bombs. I just used my last one last week, so I need to get back to Lush.

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  8. great round up of products, would love to see some more photos of each!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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  9. Bath bombs always look so cute and they come in all different styles, lush has some really great ones.

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  10. I am a big fan of Burt Bee's though its not easily available in India. I actually love their lip products. But I want to try out a bath bomb, have never used one

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  11. I'd really like to try that Burt's Bees Facial Water. They make great products and that one sounds like exactly what I need.

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  12. Jhilmil BhansaliJune 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    These days I'm going in n experimenting with some organic products be.. I've started hating chemicals in some brands but looking at your list, I would for sure want the facial nourishing water..

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  13. I really want to try the new milk & honey products from The Body Shop. They look so luxe!

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  14. Georgina Lilgem SackeyJune 2, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    I will try the lush lava lamp bath bomb it seems i will enjoy using it just like you did

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  15. Oyinkan OgunleyeJune 2, 2017 at 11:44 AM

    I'm actually looking for a great setting spray. I used to use Urban Decay All Nighter but I'm looking into trying others.

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  16. I am always curious about about the dry shampoo and how those things work. That's cool that it can get an oily sheen with it.

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  17. The Burt's Bees facial water sounds amazing! But I'd love to try the Body Shop Spa Of The World Egyptian Milk & Honey Bath as its name is quite intriguing and would love to experience it on my skin!

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  18. These products look really nice. It recommend it to my sister.

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  19. I have heard some great things about the brand Australis. And about TBS, I wonder if it is plant based milk, will have to check that out. Loving your favourites list!

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  20. L.C. @ A Life of AuthenticityJune 3, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    I like the Burt's Bee brand, but I have not tried the facial wash you reviewed here. I will need to check that out. Thanks for the insight.

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  21. The World Egyptian Milk & Honey Bath is a must-try! Great selection!

    Pammy - joyfulsource.com

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  22. It's pretty good! A great cheap alternative to blend all products together nicely, that's for sure. :) x

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  23. They're both amazing! Being Winter here in Australia, I've been soaking in the tub quite regularly. x

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  24. It's great! I promise you! Super cheap, too. It's a win-win. :P x

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  25. I highly recommend them all. :) x

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  26. It's so fun to use! I wouldn't say it smells like honey, exactly. More like... a sweet, clean, spa smell? Does that make sense? Haha. x

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  27. Burt's Bees have been pumping out the goods lately. I'm only sad that it took me this long to get on to them. This facial water is awesome. x

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  28. YES, AMBER! I can't get enough of bath bombs, especially LUSH bath bombs. x

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  29. You just can't go past a LUSH bath bomb. That's for sure. :) x

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  30. It's a shame that it's difficult to find Burt's Bees over there. :( Their lip products are amazing too, yes.
    Definitely get on the bath bomb train, girl! They're so much fun! x

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  31. Yes, girl! I love Burt's Bees for their hydrating products, this facial water is no exception. :) x

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  32. I completely agree, girl. I've really started to be careful of how many chemicals I use too. Burt's Bees' facial water is so natural, you'll definitely like it. :) x

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  33. Don't they!? We all need a little bit of luxury in our lives. :P x

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  34. Definitely try it! I picked up another two the other day haha. They're so much fun! x

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  35. Australis' offering is a pretty great drugstore alternative if you can get your hands on it. :) x

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  36. You've gotta have a good dry shampoo in your stash, David. :P

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  37. They're both awesome products in my opinion. The milk bath is something to experience, for sure. :) x

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  38. Yes, The Body Shop's "milk" is indeed plant based, which is pretty cool (yet somewhat misleading haha). Nonetheless both Australis' spray and The Body Shop's milk bath are worth a look if you ask me. :) x

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  39. The facial water is a great toner. Burt's Bees did good on that one. :) x

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  40. It sure is, Pam! Such luxury. :P x

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  41. I know someone who likes to put a humectant (water-grabbing) product on, then seal it in with an oilier product. She uses the Burts Bee facial water for rehydrating her skin.

    ~Rachel Lavern

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