Monday 24 February 2014

An incredibly coordinated bathtime.

Running my bath the other day I spotted an unintentional trend among my current crop of products perching on the side of my bathtub. There was a definite red theme going on that was begging to be Instagrammed. (Disclaimer - I don't have my phone in the bathroom usually!).

First up is the Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash. It has quite an spicy/earthy scent with tones of Bergamot and geranium - it reminds me a bit of Re-charge Black Pepper from Molton Brown in that respect. This is a sample size that came in a Beauty Box but it's probably not something I'd necessarily buy as my go-to scent for bubble bath/body wash is usually something a bit more fresh and citrussy.

Next is my current bubble bath - officially this Original Source Vanilla and Raspberry Milk is a body wash but like all the Original Source gels/body washes it foams up quite nicely so definitely does the job. I should say that you don't get the same hit of aroma when it's been used as a bubble bath so you'll definitely appreciate popping a bit on a body puff too to get the most from it! One of the things I like most about these Original Source washes is that you can definitely pick out the scents - sometimes aromas are nice enough but not necessarily identifiable with what's on the label!

Hair next! I'm currently rocking a trifecta of Tresemme products with the proKeratin Smooth, Keratin Restoring shampoo, conditioner and deep treatment masque. It's almost unheard of for me to use a full set of anything, but I picked these up with a 3 for 2 many, many months ago and I've really got along with them and I've now replenished them a few times. I tend to alternate between using the conditioner and the masque and it really does smooth your hair! I also use the excellent matching heat protect spray before I straighten my hair so you could say I'm a fan of the range.

L'oreal Skin Perfection - Soothing Gel-cream Wash - This is unscented and seems to do a nice job of cleansing and removing makeup  - I only use this one in the bath as I like to use a swipe off cleanser and a toner after removing my makeup with Bioderma on other occasions.

The only thing missing from my usual mix is my Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub and that's only because it lives at the other end of the bath - weirdly that also fits my unintentional colour scheme! I might be the only person in the world that isn't blown away by that classic Soap and Glory scent, in fact the bath cream/wash makes me a bit queasy! I do like this scrub, but I'm not loyal to it by any stretch of the imagination! I probably like the Body Shop ones more in fact with my all time favourite being Buffy - the moisturising body scrub bar from Lush!

What's on your current menu of bath time products?

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