Thursday, 27 February 2014

February 2014: Used, Abused & Reviewed.

It's that time of the month again when I finally get to put my rubbish in the bin. 

Yuko Anti-Frizz Shampoo* & Conditioner*: I adore this shampoo, was really sad when I used up the last drop but it did last a long time as it's so concentrated and does tame frizz as it claims. The conditioner I could live without, I've tried better but the shampoo adds an instant moisture boost and makes my hair feel in brilliant condition. See my full review here.
Repurchase? I'll definitely repurchase the shampoo.

Klorane Shampoo With Desert Date: Another brilliant shampoo and one of my Paris purchases but I'm sure it can be found online. The scent isn't something I loved but as it's designed for dry, damaged brittle hair it instantly made my hair feel softer so I can live with the scent.
Repurchase? Yes.

La Roche-Posay Serozinc: If you're wanting skin that looks and feels clear and clean, look no further. Unlike most products that leave the skin feeling really clean, it isn't drying in the slightest. Still not sure I get the hype though, it hasn't been life changing for me but it's definitely a product I enjoy using.
Repurchase? Have one more bottle left in the cupboard.

LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel: Every year I tell myself I'm not going to buy another bottle of this but in a moment of madness I left LUSH with a small 100g bottle. I love sweet scents but this is just too much for me and that's saying something. It's so strong that it caught the back of my throat every time I used it. What started off as a nice relaxing shower always ended with a coughing fit.
Repurchase? No, and I mean it this time.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser: I like Philosophy, the products are fun and usually smell gorgeous but this cleanser smells anything but pleasant. It's a basic cleanser that gets the job done but when you look at the ingredients and price, they don't match up.
Repurchase? No

Balm Balm Indulge Bath & Shower Oil*: This is the only Balm Balm product I've tried, I think. It came in a Love Me Beauty box not too long ago and I really enjoyed using it. Bath oils go such a long way, I got around 3 baths out of this tiny 5ml bottle and it smells exactly like one of the oils from Aromatherapy Associates. 
Repurchase? Maybe.

Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Shower Gel: When it comes to affordable shower gel, Original Source is my favourite. The Mint & Tea Tree version is probably my fave but this one was gorgeous too and much more moisturisng. Original Source products contain SLS but for some reason I never have a bad reaction.
Repurchase? Yes.

Have you tried any of these products?

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  1. Argh that Philosophy Cleanser! Can't believe how expensive it is when the ingredients are so crappy :(

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  2. Replies
    1. They're gorgeous. Definitely feel/smell more expensive than they are.

  3. I adore the Oringinal Source Shower Gel! Brill post :)