Wednesday, 10 July 2013

What's in my shower? - Mini reviews

I was in the shower the other day and I realised that I have a LOT of stuff in there. I used to keep everything in my room and only take it with me into the shower when I needed it but I would always forget something or be too lazy to take it with me so I bought a second shower caddy and moved everything into the shower.

The only problem I have with leaving everything in the shower is that I live at home and my mum has a philosophy that what is mine is also hers (but no one is allowed to touch her stuff) and she sticks her fingers in everything. I'm a bit of a OCD freak so I've started to rethink putting my LUSH stuff in the shower as I find that she lets water into the tubs.

Anyway, onto what's actually in my shower :)

Yep that's a dirty shower.. don't worry! It's been cleaned :)
It's also really hard to take a photo of a hanging caddy!
The Body Shop Rainforest Volume Conditioner
The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
The Body Shop Rainforest Volume Conditioner for Fine Hair:

I don't actually have fine hair but this was recommended to me by the sales assistant who said that it would be good for my thick hair that has started to thin. I've been loosing hair like crazy but I haven't been able to figure out why. I actually hate this conditioner as it's super drying. Every time I use this, my hair is really dry and tangled and feels awful. I didn't want to waste money throwing it out so I mix this with a Herbal Essences conditioner that made my hair too thin and lifeless and the two mixed together make a decent conditioner.

Repurchase? NOPE!

The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash:

This bottle is actually empty but I've repurchased it already as I love it! It's meant for combination/oily skin and it's really effective at removing makeup and it doesn't make my face feel tight.

Repurchase? Already have!

LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Dove Fresh Touch Facial Cleanser

LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel:

I bought this around November last year and I've only just gotten around to using it now. It has a really sweet scent to it and I know that it can be off putting for a lot of people. I love that the smell lingers in the bathroom afterwards but I probably wouldn't repurchase this again as it was quite expensive.

Repurchase: No

Dove Fresh Touch Facial Cleanser:

To be honest, I've never actually used this. My boyfriends mum gave it to me and I've had so many cleansers to get through that I just left it in the shower. Someone at home has been using it though....

Repurchase: Maybe

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions
Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam:

I got this a few months ago to qualify for a Clinique GWP and at the time, I needed a new cleanser. Since having this, I've only used it maybe twice as I absolutely hate this cleanser! It pumps out of the bottle like a foam and it smells a lot like chemicals. It also doesn't make my face feel clean. I've been debating whether or not I should persist with it but for now, it's just sitting in my shower.

Repurchase: NO!

Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

I've had a love-hate relationship with this cleanser. When I first started using it, it always made my face feel tight and I hated using it. But then I read somewhere that to use the cleanser properly, you have to massage it in your hands with water until it foams up before putting it on your face. Since I found out how to use it properly, it's been a decent cleanser and I don't mind using it.

Repurchase: Maybe

Crabtree & Evelyn Exfoliating Body Scrub with Fine Pumice
The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Scrub
Crabtree & Evelyn Exfoliating Body Scrub with Fine Pumice:

This is the body scrub that I've been using recently and I've found it really effective. It's got fine pumice in it which really exfoliates my body without being too harsh. It can't be used on the chest area though which is a bummer but otherwise, it's a decent body scrub.

Repurchase: Yes, if on sale.

The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Scrub:

Holy Moly! This is an amazing body scrub. It smells exactly like peaches and like the Crabtree & Evelyn Exfoliating Body Scrub, it exfoliates my body without it being too harsh. I wish I'd bought backups of it as it was limited edition and not available anymore.

Repurchase: YES! If they ever released it again.

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser:

I bought this as everybody has raved that it's a classic and really good for acne prone skin. I bought it thinking that it would really help my skin but all it did was dry it out. I used to have dry skin but in the last few months, it's turned into combination skin and this cleanser made the skin on my cheeks really dry and peel. I've left it in the shower in case someone like my teenage brother could use it.

Repurchase: No

LUSH Big Shampoo and LUSH Ocean Salt Facial Scrub
LUSH Big Shampoo:

LUSH Big Shampoo
I bought this after Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty said that it was really good. When I first opened it, it looked like salt crystal suspended in animal fat and I was kind of grossed out but after using it, I'll never go back to any other shampoo again. The salt crystals are really big but I was amazed at how easily they washed out of my hair. You also only need a small amount of this and it foams up like crazy!

Repurchase: YES!

LUSH Ocean Salt Facial Scrub:

LUSH Ocean Salt Facial Scrub
This was recommended to me by a LUSH sales assistant when I went into the store looking for a body scrub. I used it once as a body scrub but I've since been using it as a facial scrub (it's actually meant to be a facial scrub). I did a review on it when I first got it which you can check out here. It's absolutely amazing and I'm almost done with my tub which has lasted me about 7-8 months.

Repurchase: YES!

Is there anything in your shower that you would recommend I try?


  1. i want to try dove facial wash =)

  2. I love these mini reviews, short and sweet but still very informative. Thanks!

  3. Those products sound great, I must check em out.

  4. Love these type of posts! I must check out that Big shampoo everybody loves it!


  5. Yay for Big! A shame about some of those cleansers though! :(
    I think I want to try that Lush Facial Scrub now! :P

  6. So many cool products featured!
    I haven't tried products from Lush or The Body Shop so I'm quite curious in trying out some of their products.
    I might check out the products you featured once I finish up my stash of skin/bodycare :)

  7. aw im sorry to here that cetaphil had a drying effect on you. i like ocean salt too :) my boyfriend hates how it smells but i love it because it reminds me of the beach ^^

  8. Yay for BIG!! ive repurchased more times than i can remember! I use it as a deep cleansing shampoo every now and then but it also gives soo much volume :)

  9. So many lush products! I do like their bath products but am restricted to not using it now because we haven't had a bathtub in ages. Might check out some of the stuff you have been recommending as didn't realise they have a decent shower range too.

  10. love seeing what is in other peoples showers!! I might do one soon!

    Coryn x

  11. The peach range is now back in the Body Shop! x x

  12. I love anyting body shop! And how good is Ocean Salt? Just delicious xxx

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