Friday, October 14th 2016 Body
As a beauty blogger, I am lucky enough to be sent a massive amount of beauty products to try and review. What that means in reality, is that my bedroom and bathroom is overflowing with products. Recently on Instagram I posted a picture of everything that is in my shower at the moment. People were shocked/impressed with the sheer quantity of products. Then my mum added ‘what’s in my shower’ to my blog post ideas list on my whiteboard so I knew I just had to write about them all.
In this post I’m going to run through all of the products I’m using at the moment, and what I like about them. It’s heavy on the hair products, but also includes skincare and body products – a bit of something for everyone.
Hair is my biggest category of shower products, because I have a lot of different purposes for each of the items.
Tresemme Botanique Restore & Shine shampoo and conditioner*
Tresemme is my go-to brand for supermarket hair products. I’ve been using them for years and years, and always have been happy with them. Currently I’m using their new Botanique range which uses botanical extracts of coconut milk, aloe vera, macadamia oil and wheat proteins. I like that this shampoo and conditioner is gentle on my hair, since it’s safe for colour-treated hair. It’s very affordable too, $14.99 for a 750ml bottle
Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo
Violet or purple shampoo is essential for anyone who is dying their hair blonde, and highlights are no exception. My hair very easily tends towards brassy, as hairdressers are so fond of reminding me. Fudge is one of the most popular options for toning shampoo, so I bought this. I use it once a week, and it keeps the brass under control between hair colouring appointments. It can be a bit drying, so after I use it I tend to follow with a hair mask.
Lush Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze Hair Treatment
OGX Argan Oil of Morocco intensive treatment*
Sebastian Professional Hydre Treatment
The above three products, I have written about in more depth in a previous blog post about hair treatments so pop over and read that. In summary, I love them all and you should buy them. If I had to pick one, it would be the Lush one though. It makes my hair smell and feel AMAZING.
Giovanni Cool Mint Lemonade Salt Scrub
I have Keratosis Pilaris, which is basically when you have rough skin because the cells don’t shed like they normally should. That means I’m an exfoliating addict! I love Giovanni body scrubs – I’ve previously had the Chocolate Sugar Scrub which is also amazing. They are effective enough to make my skin feel smooth without being raw as some rough exfoliators can do. Another great thing about Giovanni scrubs is that they’re made with salt or sugar – no nasty polluting plastic microbeads to be found here. I buy all my Giovanni products from iHerb.com, and if you click that link or enter in my code JPP391 at checkout you will save $5-10 off your first order. I love the range of products on iHerb and how fast their shipping is – USA to NZ in 4 days for my last order.
Kmart Nourish body wash
Body wash is something that I tend to do with a cheap option since they all do the same job. Kmart is amazing and I they have been expanding their beauty ranges in recent years. I picked this up mostly because I liked the packaging, and I also like the cherry blossom & peach scent. I also bought a scrub from the same range but I’m saving it until I finish my Giovanni scrub scrubs frantically
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
I have been using this cleanser since I was 11 and it was first recommended to me by a dermatologist. Of course, I have half a dozen others in the bathroom cupboard but Cetaphil is what I use on a daily basis. It’s so gentle on my skin, and leaves it feeling soft – never dry or stripped. It can even remove light makeup, although I will use a separate eye makeup remover first. It’s quite cheap and in a huge bottle that lasts forever, which leaves me more money for fun products.
I’m coming to the end of this tube of Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant and it has lasted me a year with weekly use. It’s gentle on the skin, and doesn’t use plastic microbeads which are an environmentalist’s worst nightmare.
I hope you all enjoyed that look into the myriad products that are in my shower. I don’t usually talk about body or hair products as much, usually focussing on makeup and skincare, but I’ve been liking venturing into that part of the ‘beauty’ umbrella. Plus it’s always fun to have a nosy through other people’s bathrooms, as much as none of us will admit it. This way, you get to do it with my permission!
Do you use any of these products? What do you think of them? Is there anything you’d like to know more about? Leave a comment down below!
*Provided for review