As much as I try not to admit it, I’m definitely a nosey person. I love to read blog posts, and watch YouTube videos that let me have a peek into someones life. Seeing what people keep in their bags, or how they have their makeup storage organised is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. So I figured that I would begin writing posts like this myself as they’re something I enjoy reading. Previously I’ve given you guys a Bedroom Tour, a look into My Makeup Storage & Dressing Table, a peek into My Bedside Table & showed you What’s On My iPhone. So today, I thought I’d add another post to my Nosey Posts category, and let you see what I keep in my shower…
L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Shampoo > £3.99
L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Conditioner > £3.99
Palmolive Anti Dandruff Shampoo > £1.00
I regularly switch between shampoos and conditioners, but at the moment, I’m pretty happy with L’oreal’s Elvive Fibrology duo. Not only does it smell absolutely amazing, but it definitely has helped to give my hair that extra bit of thickness. My hair is rather long, but really quite thin, flat and boring, so I thought there would be no harm in giving this a try, and I’m glad I did! Obviously, a shampoo and conditioner aren’t going to give me the thickest locks going, but after using these I can definitely tell a difference and I do think they have genuinely thickened my hair up slightly.
Some days, my scalp gets rather sensitive, and I’m left with that incredibly attractive dandruff – so when this happens I opt for my Palmolive Anti Dandruff Shampoo. I think I paid under £1 for this in Home Bargains quite a while back, as I don’t use it that often, only switching it with my regular shampoo if and when I need it. It does exactly what I’d expect from an anti dandruff shampoo, and for that cheap I’ll definitely pick up another when this one runs out.
Soap & Glory Rich & Foamous Body Wash > £6.50
LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel > £7.50
Sanex Zero Shower Gel > £2.29
I love switching between various different body washes, depending on my mood whilst in the shower, but my two favourites at the moment are Soap & Glory’s Rich & Foamous, and LUSH’s Snow Fairy – both of which smell amazing. I love how Soap & Glory’s offering is in a huge 500ml bottle which includes a pump, making it super easy to dispense the right amount, limiting waste. It’s a little bit pricier than a normal body wash I would opt for, but it lasts forever, and feels amazing on my skin, so you really do get your money’s worth. It’s a really creamy consistency, containing some great ingredients such as body conditioners, raw flower honey, sweet almond milk, moisturising coconut oil and cocoa butter.
Another shower gel that I’m really enjoying at the moment, is LUSH’s Snow Fairy. Unfortunately for me, this is limited edition, and only appears in LUSH stores around the Christmas period, so I really have to ration using this. I picked up this bottle for half price on Boxing Day, so I’ll definitely be doing the same this year, and grabbing myself a few more bottles to keep me going in 2016. It has an incredibly sweet scent, based on candy floss and pear drops, so for me it’s not something that I use everyday. But as a delicious, sweet smelling pick me up, I honestly can’t think of anything I’d rather use…
Lastly in my shower gel category, is this simple little bottle from Sanex. This was again, another cheap purchase from Home Bargains, but you can pick this up pretty much anywhere. I mainly use this for my intimate area, as it contains no soap, perfumes or chemicals, but as it’s also a regular shower gel, it’s good for those days where you just want a quick, clean and simple wash.
Nip + Fab Deep Cleansing Fix > £7.95
REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser > £19.00
Magnitone Lucid Facial Cleansing Brush > £70
Where skincare is concerned, cleanser’s are my ‘thing’. Every time I hear people raving about a cleanser, or see a new one in store, I always feel like I have to have it, regardless of the many half used bottles I have sat at home. I thought instead of going through my whole collection, I would just talk to you about the two that I use the most at the moment- Nip + Fab’s Deep Cleansing Fix and REN’s Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. I originally bought the Nip + Fab cleanser when I saw it on the clearance shelf in Tesco for around £5, as they had just changed their packaging so they were selling the older versions off. It’s a deep cleansing cream which also can be used as a face mask, an intensive hydrating treatment, a spot treatment, or a gentle exfoliator when paired with a muslin cloth. This tub is really huge (think the same size of a Soap & Glory body butter or scrub..), so again you’re really getting your money’s worth with this, especially as it has more than one use! I absolutely love this stuff, it has a fantastic calming eucalyptus scent and really makes my skin feel thoroughly cleansed and really smooth after using it. If I’m having a longer shower, I’ll apply this to my skin at the beginning, and leave it on for the duration of my shower, at the end, removing it with my beloved Magnitone. As it’s a cream consistency it doesn’t drip down my face or get into my eyes or mouth, staying exactly where I applied it, meaning I can have a quick facemask and cleanse whilst I do everything else in the shower – perfect for a lazy girl!
My second cleanser of choice at the moment is REN’s Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. I had heard some really great things about this, and couldn’t help myself from picking one up when I saw M&S had 20% off skincare. If you’ve read any of my skincare posts before, you’ll be aware that I suffer quite badly from adult acne, so I’m always on the lookout for a cleanser that can help with this, and I think I’ve found it… This cleanser from REN contains some really great, active and natural ingredients such as zinc gluconate (to reduce the production of sebum), manuka extracts (which soothe and nourish skin), salicilin (an antibacterial ingredient that exfoliates the skin) and may blossom (which tones enlarged pores). I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks, and I’m really loving the changes that it’s made to my skin already – it’s definitely helped with my breakouts!
Around two or three times a week, I’ll pair my normal cleanser up with my Magnitone for a deeper cleanse. I won’t babble on too much about it, as I have done a full review of my Mangitone, but you should know that it’s done amazing things for my skin, and is definitely a staple in my skincare routine now.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion > £15.00
St Ives Blemish Fighting Facial Scrub > £4.19
Huygens Exfoliating Cream > £17.90
As previously mentioned in this post, and many times on emilyloula before, I suffer with adult acne, and because of this I have a lot of scarring on my cheeks and chin. I had heard that Microdermabrasion is great for getting rid of and improving acne scarring, so when I saw that The Body Shop had their own Vitamin C Microdermabrasion I picked it up without a second thought. The scrub itself it quite harsh, containing tiny exfoliating micro particles and crushed garnet stones, meaning that unfortunately it’s not suitable for sensitive skin. However, if you’re lucky enough not to have to deal with this, I would 100% recommend picking a tube of this stuff up. It has done magic for my older acne scars, and has resurfaced my skins texture, giving a brighter and healthier appearance all round. I only use this about once a week due to its harshness but I absolutely love it, and will definitely continue to buy it.
Another product catered to my acne is the St Ives Blemish Fighting Facial Scrub, which I use a lot more frequently than the Body Shop scrub, as it’s a lot more gentle on my skin. This is my go to scrub for when my skin is feeling congested as it gently exfoliates, removing oil, dirt and dull skin cells that can lead to blackheads and blemishes.
For when my skin is feeling really sore (mainly due to my acne), but I still want to give it a deep clean, I will opt for Huygens Exfoliating Cream. I received this in my August Birchbox and fell in love with it the first time I used it. I’ve never used an exfoliating cream prior to this, but when this little pot runs out, I’ll definitely be purchasing another. This lightweight cream contains some great skin friendly ingredients such as antioxidant-boosting green tea, and nourishing sesame oil, as well as rice powder particles to smooth and purify without any irritation. This exfoliating cream is so gentle that it can be used every day, and is even suitable for the most sensitive skin..
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub > £8.00
LUSH D’Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap > £5.75
BIC Colour Collection Razor’s > £6.29
Soap & Glory are one of my top brands when it comes to body care, but my all time favourite product from them is definitely the Breakfast Scrub. This scrub smells absolutely incredible – literally good enough to eat (although I’d recommend against that!) The delicious scent comes from the organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond, honey extracts and beautifully smelling maple. I’ve tried quite a few different body scrubs in my time, but I always come back to this one. It’s got a gorgeous scent, some great natural ingredients and it makes my skin feel incredibly soft and smooth after use, what more could I ask for? I’ve also got a pair of exfoliating gloves, which I use either with a normal shower gel to stimulate my skin, or when paired with the Brealfast Scrub, it gives a nice, deeper exfoliation.
The last products I have in my shower are in regards to shaving. At the beginning of this year I switched to use LUSH’s D’Fluff Shaving Soap instead of a regular shaving foam, and now I’m onto my third pot and I honestly wouldn’t go back. Again, this is another product that I’ve done a full review on, so I won’t go on too much about it, since this post is already super long. You can check out my full review of the LUSH D’Fluff Shaving Soap here if you fancy – it’s definitely one of my favourite LUSH products ever. I don’t tend to opt for an expensive single razor, and just normally buy a multi pack for slightly cheaper, as I feel that the replacement razor heads are often overpriced. At the moment I’ve been using BIC’s Razors, which I think are really great for the price, and don’t feel cheap or even like a disposable razor.
So that’s all the products that I keep in my little shower caddy in my bathroom. I do tend to switch them around a bit and try out new things, but these products are my favourites at the moment. I hope you enjoyed this little nosey inside of my bathroom, and maybe got some ideas of new products.
What are your favourite items to use in the shower? Are there any products you use that I’ve mentioned in this post, or any you’d like to try out? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments and thank you for reading!