Tag Archives: bath products

Beauty: Rituals – The Ritual of Sakura Collection

Posted on October 13, 2016

the-ritual-of-sakura-collection

Hi Guys!

There’s nothing I love more that gorgeous and luxurious bath and body products – especially at this time of year. The Ritual of Sakura Collection is just beautiful both in terms of the scent and the packaging, and offers everything you need to pamper yourself, relax and unwind.

I’ve recently signed Freddy up to Forest School which we go to after school on a Friday. We’re literally outside in a forest, making fires, playing in ditches and doing fun outdoorsy stuff – and it always seems to rain! These products have now become a bit of a ritual for me (see what I did there) so when we get home I give Freddy a bath, then take a good hour to myself to soak and relax with my Ritual of Sakura products 🙂

rituals-the-ritual-of-sakura-collection

For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated the annual flowering of the Cherry Blossom, or Sakura. Marking an awakening of nature, this symbolises that beauty is momentary and life must be enjoyed. Inspired by this tradition, The Ritual of Sakura collection blends the sweetness of Cherry Blossom with nourishing Organic Rice Milk, to make each day feel like a new beginning.

rituals-sakura-collection

So let’s take a look at the products –

Starting with the Body Scrub (£19.50) – perfect for this time of year, the Sakura sugar body scrub has been formulated with mixture of organic sugar and softening oils, and it has been specially developed to gently exfoliate and nourish even the driest of skin. I absolutely love this – it leaves my body feeling super soft and smooth.

The Shower Foam (£8.50) is another fab product – there’s not really too much I can say about this except it gives a lovely creamy, moisturising foam and smells amazing!

I try to follow up with the Body Cream (£19.50) – when I remember and if I have time. This is a rich, velvety, whipped body cream that deeply nourishes skin. It also includes a blend of Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Centella Asiatica to help strengthen the skin too.

And I’ve been loving the Bed & Body Mist (£16.50) – apart from offering the same lovely Sakura scent, this mist also contains moisturising ingredients to leave skin velvety soft with a beautiful scent. Rituals have also advised to try spraying it into your washing machine to give clothes a floral aroma – which I definitely need to try soon.

And lastly, for fans of home scents, the Mini Fragrance Sticks (£14.50) could be right up your street – these mini sticks are perfect for scenting small rooms and last for around two to three weeks.

rituals-christmas-set-review

You can see the full Ritual of Sakura collection now at Rituals.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Some New Bath Time Treats…

Posted on March 24, 2015

new-bath-time-treats

Hi Guys!

Funnily enough, I never used to be bothered about having baths – don’t worry, I did shower! I think this stems from my mum only allowing me one (short) bath a week when I was little – ‘to save money’. So baths were never really my thing. Fast forward twenty years or so when my husband and I moved into our brand new house, which led to a different bathroom problem – the bath water wouldn’t get hot, at all. I could run a bath from the hot tap only and put Fred straight in (he was about 1 at the time) then we found out the nice people at Persimmon had put some sort of limiter on the temperature so you couldn’t scald yourself – thanks for that! £40 later we had it removed and I can now finally enjoy a lovely hot bath!

Anyway, enough of my bath time history! Last week I decided to have a bit of a tidy up and clear out in the bathroom, so I thought I’d show you my most recent additions –

Phytacol PhytaOil – I’ve started using this to try to help with my ridiculous stretch marks. I’ve got them across the whole of my mid section, at the top of my boobs and the tops of my thighs. My belly ones are old from being massive when I was pregnant but the others are more recent due to my weight gain over the last two years. It’s bad enough putting a heap of weight on but having stretch marks too just makes it that much worse! So Phytaoil basically contains Rosehip Oil, which should help with my stretch marks (it’s also good for scars too) it’s rich in essential fatty acids, which are the building blocks for healthy skin cells, as well as antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and natural oils of apricot kernel, jojoba seed, lavender, lime and geranium. I used Bio Oil a long time ago which didn’t work at all, so fingers crossed Phytaoil will have better results. Phytaoil is £10.99 and can be purchased from Phytacol

L’Erbolario Narciso Sublime Bath Foam – This is another new brand to me. L’Erbolario Narciso is an Italian plant-based beauty brand, and their Sublime range has a fresh floral and dark green fragrance. The Sublime Bath Foam contains toning and softening extracts of Narcissus flowers and Narcissus distilled water, combined with almond oil sufactants and oat amino acids, and it gives a beautiful bubbly bath. There’s also an EDP, Body Oil and Candle as well as other items available in the range. The Narciso Sublime Bath Foam is £12.50 from Erbolario

Argan 5 Moroccan Rose Body Wash & Body Butter – I love Moroccan and Argan Oil hair products so when I heard about Argan 5’s rose scented body range I had to try a couple of their products out! The Moroccan Rose Bath & Body Collection has been specially formulated to enrich the skin for long-lasting hydration, and leave you literally smelling of roses. The Nourish & Anew Body Wash has a beautiful Rose Otto scent and counteracts the drying effects of water on the skin with their exclusive Argan + synergy complex, and the Nourish & Soften Body Butter increases cellular turnover to leave skin deeply hydrated. The Argan + synergy complex includes Moroccan Argan Oil, Baobab, Kukui, Moringa Oil and Sacha Inchi to restore, regenerate and nourish the skin. This collection is from £4.95 at Waitrose.

Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil – Carrying on with the rose scented theme, I also have this beautiful Wild Rose Body Oil – it really does leave skin soft, supple and velvety smooth. It contains wild musk rose oil, jojoba oil and almond oil to nourish and protect skin, and it’s ideal for an all over facial and body massage – nice! I haven’t used this on my face as yet, but I love to cover myself in it after a bath. This is £19.95 for 100m from Weleda.

Molton Brown Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea Bath & Shower Gel – Molton Brown are one of my all time favourite companies when it comes to bath products. Their scents are just amazing! Their latest Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea collection takes inspiration from Sichuan, China, and its breath-taking mountains and azure lakes. This new floral collection is blended with this exquisite region’s honeysuckle and rare white tea. This is the legend of the goddess Semo that inspired the scent –

Legend has it that the Sichuan goddess Semo was presented with a magical mirror by a love-struck 
mountain deity. While admiring herself, it slipped from her hands, shattering to create 114 lakes. 
Mirror Lake was the most beautiful of them all – still and pure as white tea; floating, delicate petals of jasmine and overhanging trees adorned with unfurled honeysuckle blossoms.

I love the story behind the range and the bath & shower gel is just spot on. It’s blended with honeysuckle, antioxidant-rich white tea leaf and warm heliotrope. The fragrance includes top notes of bergamot and mandarin, heart notes of honeysuckle, white tea and jasmine, and base notes of sandalwood, heliotrope and vanilla. This is £18.00 from Beauty Expert.

I’d love to hear what your favourite bath and body products are? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains samples provided for review

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Collection

Posted on October 31, 2014

the-body-shop-argan-oil-collection

Hi Guys!

I must admit I’m not that familiar with The Body Shop products, It used to be a favourite store of mine in my teen years but I haven’t tried their products lately. So when I was offered the chance to try their newest range of Wild Argan Oil products I jumped at the chance! The Wild Argan Oil range is derived from fair trade Moroccan aragn oil, which is extracted using traditional methods. Firstly, the fruits are sundried, then the argan nuts are removed and gently cracked open by hand with two stones. This reveals 2 or 3 kernels and only the best are selected. These kernels are then pressed, filtered and allowed to settle over 48 hours to extract the purest oil possible.

Argan Oil is renowned as a super versatile natural beauty product that can be used on the hair and body to create shine and soften the skin. Read on to find out what I thought of this range of products…

Wild Argan Oil Body Butter 200ml (£13.00) – This body butter has a thick buttery texture that offers instant hydration on application. I used this after my bath and it made my skin super soft and supple. I also really love the scent of the Argan Oil collection, it reminds me of something but I just can’t put my finger on it!

Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub 200ml (£13.00) – This is a gorgeous product including argan shell exfoliants to scrub away dead and dull skin cells, helping to stimulate the skins surface and leaving you looking and feeling radiant and fresh. I’m always cautious when it comes to exfoliators due to my crazy sensitive skin – anything that’s potentially abrasive must be carefully checked out tested! I’m pleased to say that this scrub was fantastic, it did just what it said on the tin and left my skin feeling soft and happy!

Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel 250ml (£4.00) – Another one that did exactly what it said on the tin – this beautifully scented soap free shower gel gave a nice thick lather (I do love a good lather!) and didn’t dry my skin out at all.

Wild Argan Oil Radiant Oil 125ml (£14.00) – I love this all rounder product, this Radiant Oil is a beautifully rich, dry oil for hair and body that leaves both hair and skin super silky to touch.

Overall these products are just fantastic, I really don’t have a bad word to say about them! They do what they’re supposed to do and are really affordable, I’d definitely recommend all of them and I can’t wait to try out some more Body shop products now!

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

This post contains samples provided for review