Favourite Spring Lip Products!

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I love wearing brighter and softer colours in the spring after wearing the darker, more bold colours of the winter. I also am a big fan of sheerer lip colours. They’re easier to wear and even the really bright ones tend to still look soft and pretty.

Top Left: Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle – this is a really nice nude for me, so if you are quite pale, it’ll probably be a good one. It is slightly orange (warm) tinted, so if you like warmer, sheer nudes, you’ll like this!

Top Right: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling – this is SUCH a pretty light lilac pink. If you want to try a purple lip colour, but you’re not too sure, this one is not too intimidating.

Bottom Left: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti – The perfect sheer coral-y orange

Bottom Right: Maybelline Color Whisper in Rose of Attraction – I love the texture of the Color Whispers. They are really buttery and lovely. This colour is just a nice, fairly bright, sheer pink. Really easy to wear. Slightly brighter than a “my lips but better” colour, but just as easy to wear.

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Which one do you like? What’s you’re favourite spring lip colour?

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Review: Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Deep Conditioner

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I picked up this sample package of Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Organi-Gro Deep Conditioner. I try to deep condition my hair about once or twice a month and this one was quite inexpensive, so I thought I would give it a shot.

The scent is very mild and somewhat boring; it smells very much like a generic soap. The instructions say to put it on damp hair out of the shower and leave it on for 2-5 minutes before rinsing it off. I sprayed my hair to make it slightly damp and then worked the product in and left it for about 45 minutes. One thing that bothered me a little bit was that there was hardly enough product to do all of my hair. My hair is very long, but it is not particularly thick, so I think if you have thick hair, you may not have enough product in this sample package.

I did like the effect that this deep conditioner had on my hair though. It made it slightly softer, shinier and more manageable, which are the things that I tend to look for in a deep conditioner.

Overall, this deep conditioner did the job. If you are looking for an inexpensive, good-value-for-money deep conditioner, I can recommend the Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula. I wouldn’t say it was the best I’ve ever used, or that it stood out in scent, ease of application or effect, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, and it is a good value product.

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What’s your favourite deep conditioner? Do you prefer higher end ones, or will a drug store one do?

Review: Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner from Lush

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I mentioned this product in my Winter Skin Revamp post, but it is so awesome that I decided to do a full review of it.

The Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner from Lush is basically a body moisturiser that you put on in the shower, and then rinse off, similar to using a hair conditioner. This stuff works amazingly well! You can certainly use it as your only body moisturiser. I tend to double up and use this about every other shower, and then apply a lotion when I get out as well, for an extra layer of skin conditioning. I find it works the best if you leave it on the skin for a minute or so before you rinse it off (again, similar to a hair conditioner).

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The texture is very similar to the other body lotions from Lush (I’m thinking of Dream Cream here), but a bit thicker. It is fairly expensive I would say, but the ingredients are top notch (REAL rose absolute and argan oil) and a little goes a long way.

Apart from how well it works, my favourite thing about this product is the smell. It is the most divine rose scented product that I have ever tried. If you like the scent of real rose, you will love this. Since they use authentic rose absolute, it really smells like a rose garden or something. Ha. The scent also lasts on the skin very well. For a product that you rinse off, I would say that is pretty impressive!

This is one of my absolute favourite products from Lush and my shower wouldn’t be as good without it!

Have you tried Ro’s Argan? Do you like the idea of a Body Conditioner?

Lovely scented lotions (Gift Guide)

This is a round-up of some of my favourite scented lotions. There is quite a variety so if you want to give someone a lovely pampering present for Christmas, these would be great. Many of the scents are also available in other forms (body wash, body mist, perfume, etc) so you could give a nice set to someone on your list!

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The Luxurious Spa one: The Fig Leaf & Sage body lotion from Kiehl’s ($30.00) is perfect for someone who likes somewhat unusual scents and who wants their lotion to be serious about moisturizing. To me, this smells exactly like fresh beeswax with an undertone of spicy sage. The scent mellows and fades a bit, but it does last quite a long time. It can smell very much like natural coconut when you first put it on, but it mellows out nicely. It has a thin consistency that sinks into the skin well. This one is the best out of the group at softening skin; it moisturizes extremely well! I would recommend this for someone who likes natural scents and needs (or appreciates) a serious moisturizer. If you still want the skin softening benefits but want a slightly more traditional scent, the Vanilla & Cedarwood is also very nice.

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The Classic One: Japanese Cherry Blossom ($12.50) from Bath & Body Works is a great everyday, feminine lotion. It smells delightfully floral and mellows to a nice, almost baby powder and flowers scent. The scent lasts very well. It is not too “little girl”, nor would I say that it is something only an older woman would wear. I honestly think this could suit anyone who likes quite a feminine scent. The consistency is not liquid-y, and it is not overly thick. It does a good job moisturizing the skin and sinks in well.

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The Fresh One: Sea Island Cotton from Bath & Body Works ($12.50) is a beautiful, uplifting, fresh scent. Perfect for people who adore light, clean scents. The smell is reminiscent of clean cotton and an ocean breeze. This scent will be with you all day. I think this might be better for a younger woman, but not necessarily. While the Bath & Body Works lotions are fairly inexpensive, they don’t smell “cheap” at all.

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The Sophisticated One: Summer Hill from Crabtree & Evelyn (~$28.00) is utterly sophisticated and utterly feminine. This is a sweet, grown-up floral scent. Light and flirty, I think this would be great for a wide variety of ages, as long as they love girly, upscale scents. And the scent lasts and lasts. I appreciate that this comes with a pump and the design is minimalist. This lotion does an excellent job of moisturizing and the texture is silky and relatively thin in consistency.

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The Holiday One: The Ginger Sparkle Body Butter from The Body Shop ($20.00) is a scrumptious, Christmassy scent for anyone who loves ginger. The packaging, while cute, is a bit misleading. This does NOT smell like gingerbread, but instead like beautiful, fresh, sweet, spicy ginger. I could smell this all day, it is so lovely. Who doesn’t want to smell like warm, spicy ginger for the holidays? The consistency is thick, but not waxy or hard and it does tend to leave a bit of a protective layer on the skin (i.e. it doesn’t sink in 100%, but it also doesn’t feel like a residue or anything sticky). The scent fades to just a hint of warm spiciness fairly quickly – within a few hours. I adore this body butter! If you like the smell of ginger, you will LOVE this lotion.

What are your favourite scented lotions? Will you be getting anyone on your Christmas list a scented body lotion or body care set?

Review: Chamomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop

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This cleanser. Oh man, I cannot say enough good things about it. If you have never used a hot cloth cleanser, (you need to try it immediately, if not sooner) you smooth the cleanser on, dampen a muslin cloth/flannel/face cloth with hot water and gently remove the cleanser (and dirt/makeup) from your skin.

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