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Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Haircare | 4 comments

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Tropical

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Tropical

I’ve reviewed a few of the different ‘flavours’ of Batiste Dry Shampoo over the past couple of years, including the Light & Blonde variety. Dry Shampoo really is a lifesaver product and I’m never without a can on my dressing table – and I always go for Batiste as it’s the original, traditional dry shampoo. If you’ve never tried dry shampoo before it absorbs grease from the surface of your hair, helping to remove the shiny look of hair that could do with a wash, and it also adds texture and volume to freshly washed hair ideal if you want to create an up-do. In my opinion Batiste is the only brand of dry shampoo to buy, it’s been around forever and there’s a variety to suit everyone. I decided to choose the Tropical scented option last week when I purchased my latest can of Batiste Dry Shampoo. It’s described as ‘coconut & exotic’ and it certainly is that! It’s very highly perfumed with coconut and smells just like a desert island!...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

Zuzka Natural Beauty – Skincare Selection

Zuzka Natural Beauty – Skincare Selection

The name “Zuzka”  is slovakian for Susan, and Zuzka Natural Beauty was named by owner Susan Kohutova inspired by her Slovakian husband. Medical research shows that significant amounts of cosmetic ingredients (including some carcinogenic substances) penetrate the skin & end up in the blood stream – with this in mind, only certified organic herbs, plants & flowers free from pesticides & chemicals are used in Zuzka cosmetics. They are also free from harsh detergents, sodium lauryl sulphate, synthetic ingredients, parabens, animal ingredients or artificial fragrance. I was sent three Zuzka skincare products to try – Organic Precious Oil, Coconut Cream Cleanser and Cool Blue Contour Day Cream.     Organic Precious Oil Created for oily/problematic skin Organic Precious Oil contains calendula, soya & jojoba oils blended with organic essential oils including lavender, tea tree & lemongrass. The citrusy scent of the lemongrass really comes through, it smells divine and warming. I have combination skin with an oily chin and nose and I regularly suffer with spots and blemishes. I’ve been applying...

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Bath & Body | 9 comments

Treacle Moon – My Coconut Island Body Butter

Treacle Moon – My Coconut Island Body Butter

It’s really handy being able to pick up your beauty products from the supermarket when you do your weekly shop, and Treacle Moon is a funky budget body care brand from Tesco – a range of fruit scented shower gels, hand wash, body scrubs and body butters. All of the products are priced at £4 or less, great value for a busy family or students on a budget. I was sent this My Coconut Island Body Butter* to try as I’m a big fan of fruity body butters. The Body Shop are usually my go-to brand for these so it was nice to try something else to compare. Firstly I love the packaging and labelling, the simple and practical tub has a little quote on the lid which really conjures up the sights and sounds of a beautiful deserted desert island. The body butter itself is a little softer than I had expected, it’s more of a thick body lotion rather than a body butter (not nearly as thick...

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

The Body Shop – Coconut Body Butter

The Body Shop – Coconut Body Butter

Well, the nice weather is finally here and it’s got me thinking about lazy days in the garden and fruity Summer fragrances. And what better scent for Summer than sweet coconut? It always make me think of a tropical beach! I love the body butters from The Body Shop, and they come in such great flavours, but my favourite is this coconut one. The Body Shop’s body butters are rich and creamy and they really moisturise the skin. If I use a normal moisturising lotion I just don’t feel like my skin is getting enough of a treat, so this Coconut Body Butter really does the trick. I rub it in to my skin after a bath and it keeps my skin moisturised for a good couple of days. Other Summery flavours of The Body Shop Body Butter include mango and Satsuma (this complements their Satsuma Shower Gel), and for Winter I love their cocoa and shea butter fragrances. Next on my list to try is the raspberry one....

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