Bath/Shower

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I’m excited. I’ve just signed up to a monthly subscription of GLOSSYBOX!

I covered it in a previous blog post, expressed interest but didn’t know if I was going to go through with it because I wasn’t sure if I was going to like all of the products that they send over every month. However, I just decided to go through with it and place an order, I’m sure I’ll enjoy what I get sent, and will be sure to blog about the products afterwards.

I’ve seen a few of you ladies have a subscription with GLOSSYBOX, how are you finding the samples? I know everybody’s different and each box is customised, but you must know if you like the stuff that’s getting sent to you each month, no?

Also, I’m guessing they send out special gift boxes on our birthdays because why else would they ask for it, right? What sort of stuff have they put in yours previously?

In other news, my long awaited Hair Jazz post is coming next week. I will be doing a TeaMi tea one as well soon, I’ve just been too busy to give it a go – but I’m working on it…

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Française? France SAYS: “YES!” more like! 👀💖

Garnier’s Sleek Restorer is a shampoo and conditioner combo that I cannot get enough of. I love coconuts, I love cocoa butter, and I love exotic things that remind you of a Caribbean island or somewhere in paradise!

This one in particular is one taken from their Ultimate Blends collection. It’s also my favourite.

Discover two of nature’s smoothest operators. Enriched with pure Coconut Oil and nourishing Cocoa Butter from the Ivory Coast blended with love in a deliciously-scented, velvety formula to tame and nourish dry flyaway hair. C’est sleek.

I remember purchasing this years ago and thinking that it’s one of those shampoos that really agrees with my hair. Believe it or not, it’s very hard for me to find a shampoo that does this. I’ve tried Herbal Essence, which greased the heck out of my hair! I’ve tried Lee Stafford’s HAiR GRowTH – and – on the face* of it – it was okay, but when I paid my hairdressers a visit, they told me it (together with the excessive use of bleach) had been the cause of my dry patches at the time.

REMEMBER: shampoos with sulphate in are bad for the hair, they dry your strands out BIG TIME! So, if you regularly bleach your hair – use sulphate free shampoos!

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Obviously, if I had to choose a hair shampoo that I love more than life, I’d choose label.m’s Diamond Dust. However, my second favourite is this one, closely followed by Head & Shoulders (Knees and Toes). About that, I thought I’d written about the apple one?  🤔Maybe not. I’ll write up a review of it next week though… ✍️

Why do I love Garnier’s Sleek Restorer? I love it because it tames my kinky follicles. I find my hair looks shinier and stronger too. Garnier (itself) is a pretty good brand for it uses the purest ingredients to make up its products.

The ingredients of the Sleek Restorer are Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter, because I’m “butters”, apparently. Ask my brother (who shares the same DNA as me) for more details. 😆

Roses smell like poooooo-ooooooh-oooooooh! 🎶

Outkast are out here kasting judgements on flowers before they’ve even had a sniff!

If your local florist smells like a toilet, they need a visit from botanical’s answer to the Food Standards Agency, ’cause there may be something not *quite* right. 🤔

I happened to have come across these manure-less scented bath roses and thought: “I want to run a bath, pop these in to prove Outkast wrong”.

Look at how pretty they are?! Could you tell me that if you saw these in a store, you wouldn’t be like: “OMG! What’s BAE doing here?”

La Vie en Rosé? 😍🌹💖

The first one, in pink packaging, are bath roses. You place them in the bath (no flies on me, just the odd ladybird 🐞) for the added “je ne sais quoi” to any old bathroom experience. The second one (the B is for BLUE and BEAUTIFUL) one are bath soaps in the shape of roses (again: the ladybirds have migrated and made way for 🦋🦋 ).

There’s a word on every street, it spells your name but to everyone else who reads it, it says genius. 💖

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I realise that I very rarely focus on hair care products, so I thought I’d get this one out because I’ve been obsessed (the average and usual amount that’s allowed for hair masks, obvs) with it!

The only #MondayMotivation you’ll need is booking a spa weekend on impulse, counting down the days until you’re there, relaxing poolside with a prosecco in one hand and your phone open on Twitter, Insta or Facebook in the other as you “investigate” (synonyms: stalk) Bae. 🎱 🏊

However, not all of us can afford to take time off work or book a spa weekend away so soon… Instead – why not bring the spa to you? Choose: SEN SPA. Is SEN short for SENSATIONAL? Probably. We may never know…

So, like, am I really going to explain to you how it works? Yes. Strap yourself in and enjoy the still (and non-moving) ride… The only things that are going to move are your eyes and your fingertips as you scroll down, I hope. ‘Tis tiring business this reading thing! How’ll you cope? You may need a few jagers for Dutch (or wherever you are… in my case: ‘British’) courage.

You wash you hair. You shampoo it. You rinse the shampoo out. Well done, you’ve JUST washed your hair. Certified hairdresser, now! COME AT MY TRESSES! 💇🏻

It’s time for SEN SPA. Scoop up a handful, spread it evenly (but generously) across your hair, root to tip and remember to massage it into the scalp too. Leave it on for 5-10mins, then rinse out. Please bare in mind that this is an intensive clay mask, so usually, I wait until it starts to harden a little bit before washing up. Look, it’s not going to go rock hard! No, you’re not going to need a chisle to get it off! 😂 It’s just clay, so it hardens…

The ingredients are as follows: Abyssinian Oil (aka Oil found in the Abyss, it’s OK – Einstein knighted me with an IQE in 1935 so you don’t have to). Do I claim to know the other ingredients? No. Am I bothered to squint while trying to read the small print ingredients section for the purpose of this blog? Again, no. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s got Moroccan Lava Clay in it. The land of the tagines, couscous (the thing that Shaggy wants to bottle as a fragrance and gives to his girls in replacement of Oud). Fun fact: ‘Boombastic‘ was the song with the lyrics “Mr Lava Lava” and “cous-cous perfume”, so – I hazard a guess that the CEO of SEN SPA is crushing real hard on Ye Olde Shaggy and decided to use Moroccan Lava Clay in their masque in ode to him. Young love, eh?

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We all know a Sex Bomb, and I’m not talking that smash hit by Tom Jones… I’m talking, looking at someone thinking: “this guy/girl is the bomb of SEX!”

When you’ve got that feeling – tired, stressed out and anxious – you need some sensual healing. The fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage will soon have you relaxed and feeling in the mood… Jasmine is an ancient aphrodisiac, used as a sensual perfume in India for centuries and in aromatherapy to ease stress and anxiety. Clary sage clears the mind, while ylang ylang is renowned for soothing worries.

LUSH seem to know about this all too well also, which is why they’ve named a bath bomb after them.

You need to try this one. Wow. It’s so exhilarating. It’s just – sexy. I got into the bath as myself and left feeling like Beyoncé, but still looked like Knowel(Edmond)s. I’ll take a feeling tbh. I get loads of those when I think of a sex bomb.

To WOO your significant other (or yourself), just run a bath, drop this seductive, melting sphere in, and go to town (not literally ’cause that’d be quite odd, imagining a naked person in a foamy bath down town). 🤣

I love all the different colours of this bath bomb along with the Rosebud detail at the top of/in the centre of it. It’s so beautiful and feminine. It’s pure pink/purple when it melts, leaving your bathroom and bath water smelling like jasmine! There are even some jelly rose petals to play with once it dissolves too! You can massage them into the skin for extra moisture.