Friday, 28 September 2012

Ted Baker Origami Occasions Gift Set £10.00

This gift set includes bath foam 50ml, body spray 50ml, body soufflé 50ml & body wash 50ml.

I received this gift set for my birthday as a surprise. I loved the packaging and have used Ted Baker Products for many years. 

This was the first time I had used the new Origami products and was fairly pleased with the results. The products were good quality and I liked the new packaging.

I enjoyed using the bath foam; it left a lovely lasting aroma in the bathroom. The 50ml only really lasts one or two times in the bath but was a nice taster on the product.

The body wash similarly to the bath foam, left behind a nice scent. It foamed well and was a nice handy size for travel.

The body spray I found a little overpowering. For the other items in the set it wasn’t as much of an issue but with the spray, only a very little amount was needed because of the strong aroma.

The body soufflé was very luxurious to use and left a lasting scent of the skin. It took a little longer to sink in than a regular body lotion but gave a more nourishing effect.

Overall the scent was the main factor on my decision not to repurchase. Ted Baker does another range called butterfly which I am tempted to buy – I’m just hoping the scent isn’t as strong.

September Empties

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter 50ml £5

I enjoyed using this luxurious and beautifully scented product. The sweet lemon was completely divine and left a lingering scent on the skin.

The consistency wasn’t a thick as the coconut or love etc which I already have. The sweet lemon was easier to apply and quickly soaked in.

I prefer buying The Body Shop body butters in the 50ml container, which is the smallest, simply so I can try new scents. That way I don’t have to worry too much about not liking a particularly scent and using it all up.

I’ve tried a couple of the different scents in The Body Shop range and so far the sweet lemon is my favourite by far. I am so tempted to buy the full size!

Click here to view the sweet lemon range on The Body Shop Website.

Superdrug Lemon and Tea Tree Shower Gel 250ml £0.99

This product gets top marks in my opinion. I found it quite similar to Original Source shower gels which can also be bought at Superdrug.

The scent was really fruity and refreshing, it completely woke me up on those days when I was feeling a little tired. The bottle lasted me quite a long time and I was kind of sad when I had finished the last of it.

I liked the packaging, its bold and clean looking. The dispenser was sturdy and easy to squeeze the shower gel out. The pricing was extremely reasonable and I will probably repurchase in other scents.

I’ve tried the orange and satsuma shower gel before in the 75ml, so might treat myself to the full size strawberry and raspberry shower gel. Click here to view Superdrug’s shower gel range.

Limited Collection Nail Polishs In ‘Mauve’ and ‘Dark Magenta’ £3.50 each

These nail polishes are very high quality which you would expect from Marks and Spencer’s. At £3.50 each they are much cheaper than many drugstore brands.

I’ve liked the Limited Collection clothes for a while so thought I would try out there makeup. I found the colours to be bang on trend and the packaging is modern and classy.

Only one coat of polish was needed and the formula was long-lasting. I was attracted to ‘Mauve’ because it’s fresh and bold, perfect for the last of the summer days. ‘Dark Magenta’ is ideal for autumn time and was my fav of the two.

I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for some new nail polishs to try out Limited Collection at Marks and Spencer’s. There whole range of makeup looked wonderful I’m tempted to have another nosey next time I’m in town.