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Sunday 19 August 2018

New products in my daily/weekly routine

Everyday products don't always get a lot of coverage on blogs, probably because they don't seem very exciting but at the end of the day, they are all essentials so why not talk about them? I have some new products in my routine that I want to share my thoughts on with you today.

L'Occitane intensive repair shampoo & conditioner: A silicone-free shampoo that contains amino acids, essential oils and provitamin B5, this shampoo lathers very well and when I rinse, my hair feels silky soft and not at all weighed down. I have fine hair but lots of it so I can't use anything that leaves any residue but equally, I have frizzy hair so I need a nourishing shampoo and it can't strip my hair. After a few weeks use, my hair is also feeling stronger, less brittle and less fragile overall. This 300ml bottle will last a long time because I only need a small amount per use. A little goes a long way with the conditioner too and it doesn't feel heavy in my hair but I do find that I need to use some oil in my hair afterwards to ensure that it's completely smooth. It does nourish my hair but I think the mask would be a better option for my hair because it's naturally frizzy and whilst the conditioner does hydrate, it doesn't leave it as smooth as I like.

Ecococo Body Scrubs: I scrub twice weekly because my dry skin needs to be exfoliated regularly to keep it smooth and soft. I was recently sent two coconut body scrubs from Australian eco-friendly brand Ecococo. These are in the same format as coffee scrubs but because they aren't dark, they seem to create less mess. These scrubs contain 100% certified organic coconut oil and sea salt among other ingredients. The coconut vanilla scrub smells so divine that I'd like to eat it! I take a small amount of it and massage it into my damp skin in circular motions and the result is super soft, smooth and moisturised skin. The coconut guava scrub smells equally as delicious and leaves my skin looking polished without tearing the skin. They are affordable body scrubs at £12 (available from Cult Beauty) and completely natural so definitely worth checking out. When I'm back to fake tan again, I'll try the one in this range.

Gatineau AHA Body Lotion: You all know that I usually stick to budget body lotions but recently I bought this Gatineau one because it included AHAs. I had a rash from my chin to my toes that lasted a few weeks recently and although it is now gone, my skin felt rough so this body lotion used daily, combined with the scrubs above used twice weekly, have really softened my skin, especially in areas like my elbows, knees etc. It has a lightweight texture and absorbs instantly and I love that it comes with a pump!

Bilou Coco Cocktail Body Spray: I was recently sent a few products from Bilou and this body spray is my favourite. I love the cute packaging of Bilou products - it isn't overly girly but it's fun! I love anything coconut-scented and this body spray is no exception. It smells like holidays but isn't too heavy - I spray it on my body and  little into my hair as I like to get the scent when my hair moves and it's perfect for freshening up throughout the day. This 150ml bottle is priced at only £3.99, which is a bargain and it's cruelty free and vegan.

Bali Balm: Of course, lip balm is an everyday essential and I recently finished my favourite one: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask but this Bali Balm is  great replacement. It's completely vegan, very nourishing, not sticky and this particular scent: Bergamot & Grapefruit, smells fresh and beautiful. There are three other scents also available: Cinnamon & Burnt Orange, Lemon & Black Pepper and Sandalwood & Ginger.

Have you switched up anything in your routine recently? I'd love to hear!

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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. All products apart from the Gatineau body lotion were sent to me. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used

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