Product Review: A Massage Oil and a Cleansing Body Wash

I like a good massage. There is nothing better than having a full body massage. Trust me, it is the best feeling in the world, as long as you have it done with the right products and hands.

I try to take time off regularly to go for a good massage. With the nature of my work and my busy life, I see this regular treatments as a necessity not luxury. A good massage kind of puts my body back together.

This review post is all about an Aromotherapy Associates Restful and Tranquil Massage Oil and a Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash.

 

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Aromotherapy Associates Restful and Tranquil Massage Oil £42

Here is the product description by Aromotherapy Associates –

Indulge in a moment of relaxation with our Relax Body Oil which works to leave the skin looking and feeling silky smooth. Infused with Vetivert, Camomile and Ylang Ylang, this luxurious natural body oil is easily absorbed into the skin whilst also calming your body and mind to prepare you for a comforting and peaceful night sleep.

 

I have used this massage oil for months now, so here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I love the fragrance a lot. It smells amazing and reminds of a Spa.
  2. It feels so good on the skin. I love the texture of the oil.
  3. It leaves my skin feeling and looking smooth and radiant.
  4. It is great for mental health. It calms my body and mind. It is best to use just before sleep as it aids relaxation and guarantees a good night rest.
  5. It is quite affordable at £42 for a 100ml body.

 

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CONS

  1. The packaging is a bit of issue. The pump on my bottle tends to fall off a lot so I have to be very careful with it.

Overall, I would recommend this Aromotherapy Associates Restful and Tranquil Massage Oil to anyone in need of a good massage and body oil. This oil is amazing, trust me.

 

Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash £5.50

Here is the product description by Sanctuary Spa –

Sanctuary Body Wash is an aromatic body wash infused with essential oils and spices to gently cleanse and condition, whilst moisturising capsules of sesame oil and jojoba burst on the skin to help leave it feeling soft, silky smooth and subtly scented.

I have used this product for weeks now, here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It smells amazing. The lovely fragrance puts me in a good mood every time I use it.
  2. I love the packaging. It looks amazing in my bathroom cupboard.
  3. You only need a small amount, a little goes a long way.
  4. It leaves my skin looking and feeling silky smooth.
  5. It i so affordable at £5.50 for a 200ml bottle.
  6. It is completely free from polyethylene microbeads.

 

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CONS

None.

This Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash is a must-have for everyone.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

 

*I got the massage oil from my local spa – The Mere Knutsford Cheshire, and the body wash was one of the goody bag products sent to me by Boots.

 

 

Product Review: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Range

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I was extremely overjoyed when these beauties landed on my doorstep. I am a makeup lover and I love Rimmel London so finding these in the post was good. I am always up for trying new makeup. My makeup bag is currently loaded with a variety of makeup products and brands and I love it. Variety is indeed the spice of life.

I have used quite a number of Rimmel London products and I have many of them in my makeup bag. I always head for the Rimmel London stand at my local Boots store. I like that their products are affordable and good, and the new Scandaleyes Reloaded range is no different.

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Extreme Black/Noir Intense

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Black

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about these mascaras –

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara is everything you need for unstoppable volume! Now with a new formula and max density brush that gives extreme volume and wear for up to 24HR impact that’s easy to remove with warm water.

Here are my thoughts on both mascaras:

PROS

  1. I love the packaging of both mascaras. Especially the rich red-orange packaging. I found it attractive.
  2. I love the fact that there is a black and extreme black shade.
  3. They are very long-lasting. They stay on all day.
  4. I found it easy to wipe off with warm water.
  5. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  6. It is very affordable at £6.99 each.
  7. Both mascara gave my lashes more volume and more length.
  8. No clumps at all.

CONS

None.

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I recommend both mascaras to anyone in need of a great mascara. These are the ones you need.

 

Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eye Liner

 

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about the Precision Micro Eye Liner and the Thick and Thin eye liner –

3D slanted felt tip liner to draw flawless thick and thin lines!

Unique 3D applicator draws thick and thin lines
Intense colour lasts up to 24 hours
Waterproof and smudge-proof

 

Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS

  1. I found both easy to apply, especially the Precision Micro Eye Liner.
  2. They are quite affordable at £5.49 each.
  3. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  4. They dry quickly and does not smudge.
  5. They are long-lasting.

 

CONS

None.

 

I think both eye liners do the job perfectly. I would recommend them 100%.

 

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

 

*PR samples.

 

 

Product Review: Shea Moisture Hair Products Range

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I have written about my transition to natural hair a few times now and I have mentioned a few hair products I have been using. Well, I have a few more products to tell you about. Say hello to the Shea Moisture Hair Products Range.

I have used these products for a few weeks now, and I am definitely going to buy all 4 of them again. They are the TRUTH and that is a fact!

Here is all you need to know about each product –

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo £10.99

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Here is what the brand has to say about this Moisture Retention Shampoo:

This hydrating gentle moisturizing shampoo offers gentle cleansing for your hair and promotes scalp health without stripping your hair off natural oils. Keeping a clean and healthy scalp is key to growing long, strong and healthy hair! The unique blend of raw organic Shea Butter with Sea Kelp and Argan Oil aids in moisture retention and softens and smoothens damaged, coarse and brittle hair.

SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is a clarifying hair care treatment specially designed to gently cleanse and remove product build-up. It hydrates hair from deep within, so your dry, brittle and coarse tresses become smooth, frizz-free, and enviously bouncy.

 

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It is a sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo.
  2. It smells amazing.
  3. It cleanses the hair throughly without stripping the hair off its natural oils.
  4. My hair feels very soft and moisturised after each use.
  5. I get amazing curls after using this shampoo and air drying my hair.

 

CONS

None. This is the best shampoo I have ever used.

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner £10.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Restorative Conditioner:

This conditioner is perfection in a bottle. Its unique formula is made with raw Shea Butter that deeply penetrates while restoring dry scalp and hair. It has Sea Kelp for mineral-rich nutrition that seals and smoothes hair cuticles, while Argan Oil restores shine and helps promote hair elasticity. The result is a deep conditioning hair care treatment that helps restore health and shine to over-processed hair, to ensure your strands are soft, shiny, moisturized and resilient.

This Restorative Hair Care formula is completely sulfate-free, parabens-free, and coluor-safe. Use it as a leave-in or rinse out conditioner that detangles, moisturizes, repairs and restores lifeless, damaged hair.

 

I use this straight after using the shampoo, and I leave it on for about 20 minutes

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. My hair feels super soft, shiny and moisturised after each use.
  2. It is sulfate free, parabens-free and colour safe conditioner.
  3. I love the thick creamy texture.
  4. It is a leave-in and a rinse out conditioner at the same time.

CONS

None. I am sold on this conditioner!

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Masque Treatment £12.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque:

This deep nourishing treatment masque is enriched with the goodness of Argan Oil – touted for its high concentrations of vitamins A and E that help strengthen and smoothen hair naturally, as well as Sea Kelp extract, which is a humectant that helps your hair retain moisture. These ingredients come together to make an all-natural deep treatment masque that does wonders to smoothen, soften and strengthen chemically treated hair, perfect for transitioning it to healthy natural hair.

The certified organic raw Shea butter in this hair masque deeply penetrates the root and shaft of damaged hair to deliver the moisture and slip your curls need without weighing it down. For best results, use it in combination with SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo.

I prepoo my dry hair with this Deep Treatment Masque, leaving it on for a minimum of 30 minutes before washing out.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It smells great, just like the rest of the products in the range.
  2. It detangles my hair.
  3. It leaves my feeling soft and moisturised.
  4. My hair looks healthy and shiny with no breakage.

CONS

None. I wonder why I need thought of deep conditioning my hair all these years. This is definitely a great hair product.

 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment £12.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment:

SheaMoisture’s Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment is fortified with Jamaican Black Castor Oil which is rich in essential fatty acids. Certified organic Shea Butter provides deep, nourishing moisturization to dry, damaged hair while natural ingredients like peppermint invigorate the scalp and promote hair growth.

SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment is a gentle styling aid which protects, nourishes and strengthens damaged, processed hair. This nourishing edge gel provides a gentle hold and transforms your hair into shining, envious curls!

 

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It nourishes and tames my edges.
  2. It has an amazing creamy/silky texture.
  3. It smells great.
  4. It makes my natural hair easier to manage.
  5. It leaves me with smooth, frizz-free curls!

CONS

None. It is fab hair product to have.

 

I recommend all 4 products 100%. They are great for natural hair and for transitioning to natural hair. I can’t be without them now that I know how good they are. And another fab thing about these products is the fact that they are easy to purchase from Shea Butter’s website, Boots, All Beauty, Superdrug and many more.

I will be sharing a photo of my hair growth soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you used any of these products? Wha are your thoughts?