With a few weeks of not updating what I have been trialling so far, I thought it was high time to share products I’ve been using and LOVING lately.
For fans of all-natural and animal friendly Lush, have I got some fab news for you. Well, especially if you’ve got flat hair like mine. Growing older doesn’t just mean you grow wiser (at least I hope I am wiser!), but it also sometimes mean you either start having flatter hair, no thanks to each strand being thinner than before you had kids. While I’m “lucky” enough not to get much grey hair – I’ve only got 3 so far, seriously – I’m not so lucky with having enough body for my hair. Yes, it’s shorter, but it also does get thinner and produce too much oil, even on the second day of my freshly washed hair.
Enter Lush’s *Jersey Bounce Shampoo (rrp$12.95 130g). Made out of honey, linseed and sea salt, the shampoo promises to give your hair that lovely bounce it needs. And you know what? It does deliver! The shampoo isn’t like any shampoo you’d get in a bottle. It comes in a little tub, so you’ll need to scoop a little out with your fingers. The shampoo resembles a facial scrub, and smells divine, thanks to the honey. Definitely something lacking in most of the natural shampoos I’ve tried – EVER!
You only need a little to go a long way and surprisingly, the sea salt does not feel harsh on my scalp. After rinsing off the shampoo, my hair does feel squeaky clean. So, I use a different conditioner to help lessen that feeling – I know, I’m weird, but that’s just me!
It’s a fab natural, no sh*t stuff type of shampoo for those who are looking to add a little body to their otherwise limp hair.
I apply a little bit of *Mr. Dandy’s Hair Candy (rrp$18.95 100g) to help shape my hair before I blow dry and sometimes even after I’ve blow dried my hair. The cream is thick and sticky but doesn’t feel icky. Oh wow, that rhymed! It has a rather fresh scent, and I’m guessing it’s from the oakmoss and rosewood. Surprisingly, this awesome hair candy is made out of… BANANAS! A great texturising product that thankfully doesn’t weigh down your hair.
Remember how I shared my review of Frank Body’s coffee body scrubs previously? Well, while I did think their coffee scrub was a tad bit harsh on my skin, I was pleasantly surprised by how much gentler their facial coffee scrub was! Maybe rightly so, as the skin on our face is a lot more sensitive and thinner than that on our bodies. The scrub came as part of their *Sweet Cheeks skincare kit (rrp$49.95), although you could purchase it on its own.
Their creamy face scrub is made out of freshly ground coffee to help awaken the skin, white clay to help detoxify, as well as rosehip oil, coconut, almond and grapeseed oils to help fight the signs of ageing and help hydrate your skin. I guess the granules have been grounded a bit more than the ones for the body scrubs, making it a lot gentler.
The kit includes a cream cleanser, which I am absolutely in love with. The ingredients include green coffee bean extract to help rejuvenate your skin, marshmallow root and echinacea extract to cool and soften the skin while still providing a protective barrier, charcoal to detoxify your skin and finally coconut, almond and grapeseed oils. The cream cleanser comes in a pump bottle, and while it dispenses a grey cream, it thankfully doesn’t leave your skin looking grey. The scent is a mix of clay and fresh coffee… Sort of, which doesn’t bother me at all. I use this each morning to cleanse my skin and I dare say it does feel refreshing without stripping any of my skin’s natural oils.
The Everyday Face moisturiser is rich with Vitamins A, E and D thanks to the different oils and coffee extract that are rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E. The cocoa and shea butters provide a great barrier for the skin, while still keeping it lovely and moisturised. Best thing about it? It’s not heavy on your skin at all.
Have you tried any of the products I’ve been trying before? What are your favourite products from Lush? What about Frank Body? Do you love coffee on your skin?
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