Beauty

alpha hBonjour, MFs!

I wanted to begin this post by raising awareness for everyone’s favourite thing, the existence of Duty Free. Thanks for being ‘a thing’, DF! Let me not be the first to say that without you, we’d not have been met with a fraction of the bargains we have.

Back to the post, which is why you’re here? Okay.

Alpha H’s Liquid Gold is golden. It claims to lift, brighten and exfoliate, with visible results after just one use – and is dubbed the ‘overnight facial’.

Does it work?

In a word, ‘of course it does, I tried it last night for the first time, as my skin wasn’t at its best post-flight, and it felt amazing this morning’. < ummm, what a great word!

My skin is radiant, soft like a baby’s bottom! But, in a survey, we asked 100 parents: “who’s bottom is softer (and better)?”, 99% of parents said my bottom’s ‘softer (and better)’ than their own baby’s bottom. I don’t make the rules, they make ‘mii!

Johnson’s Baby Oil. That’s it, that’s the post.

When a baby is born, their skin is at its most delicate. That’s why we perfected our formulas over 125 years so they’re now even more gentle for all. Our Baby Oil is specially designed to lock in more than double the moisture† to keep delicate skin soft and feeling healthy. Connect with your baby through touch! Use baby oil during a baby massage for a bonding experience that is relaxing for both you and your little one. Great for kids and adults too!

  • Hypoallergenic* and pH balanced

  • Paediatrician and dermatologist-tested

  • Free from dyes, parabens, phthalates, and alcohol

  • Our Clinically Proven Mildness formula is specially designed for baby’s delicate skin

  • Pure and gentle daily care

  • Moisturises and protects delicate skin from dryness

  • Ideal for baby massage

*formulated to minimise the risk of allergies. † than baby lotion

We only choose high quality ingredients that are gentle for baby. That’s why we’ve rejected over 400 ingredients that don’t meet our Best for Baby™ Standards.

You know what I love about Johnson’s Baby Oil? It’s really smooth. I feel like my skin just glows – albeit a greasy glow – but a glow nonetheless… Which, if I’m inside my house – brilliant. That’s the only time I apply it.

I basically sit around looking like a greasy Earth goddess.

See that light in my room? It just switched itself on. Sexy!

Anyway…

Baby oil. But not just any oil, Johnson’s Baby Oil.

I need to get up to 350 words, but I don’t have much else to say… It’s Baby Oil.

Parents use it, babies use it, grandparents use it, cousins use it, aunties and uncles use it… At risk of repeating myself, grand parents even use it. Literally everyone uses it. Your whole family and circle of friends use it (or have used it).

The next person you touch? They’ve used it. So, that skin is Johnson’s Baby Oil material.

Thanks for visiting.

Here’s something you never thought you’d see on this blog… A haircare routine.

Ya gal Sacha is about to run you through her haircare routine!

Strap yourself in! Here we gooooo!

Kevin Murphy: Hydrate Me (‘mii) Shampoo

The Tina Turner of all shampoos, because it’s: Simply The Best. Let’s face (or in this case: hair follicle) it, I’ve never had the greatest hair, but with this – I’m well on my way. This has no parabens in it, so it’s 100% natural and doesn’t damage or strip the hair of its moisture/colour. It also smells like chocolate orange. So, my hair definitely smells good.

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Label.m Diamond Dust Conditioner

I’ve reviewed this bad boii before, #TBT or #FBF or #SBS to the brilliance. Still good, never better.

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Coco & Eve: Virgin Hair Mask

I’m still a virgin, so this works, and is very apt. Thanks. #SUBS❤️

Argan Oil Hair Treatment Oil

A very recent post, but still golden. #TBT, #FBF, #SUBS!

If you’re wondering what #SUBS is: #SummonUpBackSaturday – won’t ever catch on, but it’s worth a try to my two (maximum) readers.

Hi, mum and bro!

Post-Wash Hair Treatment

1) Wet-brush with comb.

B) Dry with Microfibre towel. They’re better for hair than cotton towels. But, we all know that heated towels are the upper echelon of all towels. Those towels are HOT!

Si) Curl with Remington Heated Rollers (another cheeky #SUBS😍).

I’m forever calling them ‘tongs’ because: ‘songs’ with a lisp, apparently!

Hellooooooo, Argan Oil.

It’s ya gal, Susanne! How’s it going? Top, middle and bottom of the morning to YOUS!

I’m back to write up a quick blog post on Argan Oil or as my brother calls it, ‘Orang-utan Oil’.

My hair’s been drier than Africa in the middle of a drought season, so- gimme the Argan Oil Hair Treatment Oil.

Argon Oil Hair treatment has been specially formulated using the oil from the fruit of the Argon Tree and enriched with vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant to nourish and rejuvenate dry and damaged hair. This concentrated formula will help protect the hair whilst adding shine and reducing frizz. 

Slicker than an OIL STRAND!

Do I like using it?

It stinks, not going to lie. But, it’s not as sticky as Castor Oil and actually does the trick. A little goes a long way too, because I don’t fancy looking like I haven’t washed my hair in a few weeks. Especially when I wash it three times a week… (Sometimes more)

What does Argan Oil do?

Argan Oil strengthens the hair, restores its elasticity and makes it look shiny, sleek and healthy.

When’s the best time to use it?

The best time to apply Argan Oil is after finishing from the shower and towel drying your hair. Alternatively, you can apply a bit on dry hair – just one pump because it might get too greasy.

Does it work?

Short answer: “yes.”

Long answer: “of course it does, I use it every day almost. It really benefits my hair, I’ve seen a real difference – particularly in hair thickness. I felt like my hair was finer before I started using it. I do believe it works. It does do the job. I recommend it, for sure. Absolutely. Cannot recommend anything better. It’s sensational. In fact, buy some and use some because you won’t and can’t go wrong. How can you? It’s Argan Oil. Argan Oil is great. Y’know? Give it a whirl, a twirl and a curl. It’s. Argan. Oil. Buy. It. Use. It. Thanks.”

Glad we cleared that up.

According to statistics published by the World Health Organisation, you’re in need of reading another post on this blog… Call me UPS because I’m going to D’LIVERPUDLIAN ACCENT!

I’ve got a few Lush summer bathbomb faves, as promised in the previous post… & you’re about to hear all about them in the current post.

Shijimi Butterfly

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There’s a real ‘butterfly explosion‘ going on in England right now, and it’s the first time this has happened in a decade, so… Of course Shijimi is going to get featured. Yes, it’s blue (my favourite colour). Yes, it’s marbled (not my particular favourite design, but definitely up there) and yes, it smells delightful and looks even more so…

Fill your bath with blossoms and let this marbled butterfly bath bomb take you under its wing. Land amongst gentle lavender and comforting chamomile blue, soaking in luscious blue waters before rising from the bath ready to take flight.

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Youki Hi

Say ‘hello’ to Youki!

This is very sentimental for me because it reminds me of my mum. A bit weird, because the last thing I want to do is think of my mum while I’m in the bath, but… Whatever. She loves jasmine and this is packed with it. It’s very potent, smells very much like Lush’s Lust perfume. I absolute love it, even though it’s very strong – simply because it reminds me of the greatest being in my life.

Also, Youki turns the water a very peachy, corally colour, and it’s just stunning.

Soaking in this had me feeling like I was in a G6, flying over South East Asia. Think: ‘Japan, Thailand and China…’ while I’m in my London-based bathtub.

Jasmine lovers rejoice! The scent once found in our beloved Flying Fox Shower Gel is back in bath bomb form. This glittery fizzer is filled with the floral scents of not only sensual, heady jasmine but also ylang ylang, palmarosa and gardenia oils. The grounding scent of cypress oil balances the floral bouquet, while real sea salt and cream of tartar gently soften skin. Bathe in a shimmering garden oasis with this sensual treasure.

 

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Moon Spell

Are you waning or waxing? This double-sided bomb balances things out with a blend of blue and pink that can be used separately or together. Moisturizing carrageenan extract soothes and hydrates dry skin, while Brazilian orange oil tones and brightens. Let your half moons dance and fizz across the surface of the water as they swirl to form one beautiful purple hue.

I put a spell on you… B-U-Y IT. It’s delightful.

 

Black Rose

When two ingredients really love each other, they come together to make a scent so intoxicating, it’s nearly irresistible. Black Rose’s scintillating blend of rose and lemon oils is unleashed the moment this fizzer hits the water. As it dissolves, its deep, dark color cloaks you in delightful mystery as fair trade organic cocoa butter keeps your bath water and skin feeling soft, soothed and luxurious.

Literally everything about this is glorious! Especially the Brazilian wax.

Definitely make sure you have Cif bathroom cleaning spray around after you use this because you will need it. It’s a stunning looking and smelling bathbomb, very gothic. I’d even go as far as saying I feel as though I’d slot in London’s Camden very well all of a sudden…

The surprising thing about this is when it begins to fizz, tones of purple start to ooze out. I wasn’t expecting that because it’s red and black on the outside. Also, be prepared for glitter. There’s lots of it. I felt like I’d sat in a bath filled with Christmas pine-cones.

Naturally, I watched Titanic whilst being submerged in this black Rose water. It was terrific for all involved!

 

Lucky Cat

Feelin’ lucky? This pink kitty beckons you to the bath with its botanical scent. Fizzing fast into fluffy fuchsia waters, Lucky Cat’s multi-colored stars burst from the center, waving in good fortune and leaving you feline fine. With a classic, botanical blend of jasmine absolute, neroli and ylang ylang, this is one fresh and floral kitty that’ll leave you feeling brand mew.

This is PAW-somely PURRfect, thank you very much!

As a straight-up botanical babe, I’m the right person to ask. As all of the above, it smells good enough to adopt a cat from the local shelter.