December beauty: Saints & Sinners
I started a 4 month beauty spending ban at the beginning of this month and so far so good as I’ve bought nothing, zip, zero, nada! Aside from almost getting derailed by new Sara Happ lip scrubs, I’ve not been tempted because I’ve been quite busy with other things. Also around Christmas I find it difficult to justify buying anything for myself.
I’ve also been inspired by The Bristol Beauty Blog to get through as much stuff as possible in this 4 month period so let’s see how I’ve done this month and I apologise for the overexposed pics, there has been no light here in Nottingham for days!
Haus of Gloi – Saft Ernte and Pumpkin Queen Bubbling Scrub along with Ghost Puffs Pumpkin Butter from the Halloween collection. All gorgeous as you’d expect and it goes without saying but I will definitely be buying from them again.
Lush – Glogg shower gel, tried this last year and loved it so I thought we needed it again as Jamie loves it too. You won’t find any Snow Fairy at our house we are Gloggers all the way!
Le Petit Marseillais – Apricot and Basil shower gel and Apricot shower cream. LPM is my new found love of 2011, so expect more reviews.
Clinique – Even Better Moisturiser works really well with my skin type and lasts for ages. I’ve got some other moisturisers to use before I would re-buy this again.
Philosophy – Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash was introduced to me by my cousin Lela after forgetting my face wash while I was in the US. It’s fab stuff.
Bath & Body Works – Fiji Passionfruit and Hawaii Coconut body lotions were from their Island Escape collection earlier this year. I still have a few more of these to get through but I don’t mind as they smell gorgeous especially for Spring which is coming soon right?
Pureology – The Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner started off really promising and I had bought the full size products after being impressed with some samples. I’m sure I got wrapped up in that ‘new shampoo/conditioner’ excitement and overestimated what it was doing for my hair because after a few weeks my hair didn’t feel less dry.
The other annoying thing is the bottle design – because it narrows at the top it makes it difficult to get out every last bit. I stood the bottle upside down but they took ages to drain. Considering how much I paid for them (shampoo £15.85/conditioner £18.50) there was no way I wasn’t going to get my money’s worth. I think this is overpriced so I’ve gone back to using my Naked stuff.
100% Pure – Raspberry Body Scrub is super oily and smells like vinegar! I’ve noticed that 100% Pure’s body scrubs can be hit and miss depending the on the scent you order. Some are really oily and some are dry. I will be reviewing their Kona Coffee scrub next week so look out for it.
What beauty things have made you happy or sad this month?