Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter*

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There are some products which feel like they were just made especially for you, and for me, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter is one of those gems. Packaged in a pleasingly chunky screw top jar, everything about the body butter is just dreamy.

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First off, the texture is like absolutely nothing else. It feels light and airy, then, when smoothed on skin, it transforms into a rich, thick cream which my skin just drinks up. If I could use it every morning I would, but since it does take about five minutes to soak in, I tend to treat myself twice a week. A few finger-fulls is more than enough for my arms and legs, and it’s a lovely little ritual to apply, especially after a shave or good exfoliation.

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The scent is absolute perfection too – it’s subtly sweet, and feels wonderfully luxuriant to apply. On evenings when I want a bit of a treat, there is nothing nicer than giving my arms and legs a good scrub, massaging a little of the Kiehl’s Whipped Body Butter on, then hopping into bed. Then, in the morning my skin feels so soft and smooth – it’s an absolute miracle worker! It’s also a great little secret for extending a fake tan – it completely eradicates dry knees, elbows and ankles, so it’s easy to fake a flawless glow!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter is priced at £36.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub*

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub

I distinctly remember the very first time I came across Bobbi Brown’s Beach fragrance. I was shopping in Glasgow with my mother when the makeup artist brought it out. It was brand new, and I thought that there was nothing quite as glamorous as having a scent designed specifically around the beach. Then, when I was living in Dubai I got my own bottle. It just felt so right to wear the scent in the desert heat –  it just felt so clean and unfussy, and I’ve had a bottle of it ever since!

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What I didn’t realise though, was that Bobbi Brown have leant the scent to a whole range of body products too! You can get everything from hand wash to body oil in the fragrance, and I fear that this tub of Body Scrub might just be the start of a collection for me!

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Packaged in a very generous screw top jar, the scrub itself couldn’t smell more glorious. The moment you take the top off, there is a huge whoosh of the Beach scent. Jasmin, Sea Spray and Mandarin make it feel so fresh and clean. It’s the perfect way to start my morning routine, and just before heading into the shower, I take a little of the scrub and apply it to my arms and legs.

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The scrub is wonderfully rich and luxurious. It really softens and smoothes skin without feeling too rough or abrasive, and even after it’s been washed off, my skin still smells wonderfully beachy!

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If you’ve got some tanning planned (real or otherwise) you absolutely need to try this scrub out. It leaves skin so, so soft and smooth, it’s like a little trip to the spa in your bathroom!

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub is priced at £25.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil*

Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath Oil

I’m sure I’ve said before, that I’ve reserved Sunday evenings for a bit of a pamper, for as long as I can remember. It gives me a chance to relax, as well as to prepare for the week ahead.

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As I let various face masks and potions get to work, I like to pour a bath, light a candle and play some music. It feels like a little escape from real life for an hour or two, and it’s nice just to turn off my phone and get caught up in a good book. Not to mention my skin seriously benefits from all the extra care and attention I can pay to it.

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One of my newest, and most indulgent additions to my routine has been Aromatherapy Associates’ gorgeous Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil. Packaged in an absolutely gorgeous glass bottle – I love the screw cap and brushed finish, it looks so pretty in my bathroom, so paired back and elegant!

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The Inner Strength scent feels like it was made specially for my Sunday evenings! The scent is a perfectly balanced mix of powerful of Clary Sage, Frankincense and Cardamom which are specially designed to balance your emotions and stimulate the circulation. I love how chilled I feel after a good soak, and I feel like my head is in a great place for starting the week.

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To use the Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil, it couldn’t be easier, I simply run a bath and add a capful (or two) of the oil, then swirl. Since Aromatherapy Associates use such pure essential oils in their products, you do really need just a capful for a full bath. I just love how it scents the entire bathroom with the spa-worthy fragrance!

Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength is priced at £45 and is available here (UK) and here (US).

Minty Coco*

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If you’ve looked at a magazine or a beauty site in the past year or so, you’ve probably already heard of oil pulling. At its most basic form, it involves taking a small amount of coconut oil and swishing it around your mouth for upwards of 15 minutes. Minty Coco has made the process so much easier and even more pleasant with their adorable little sachets.

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Minty Coco sell their sachets in boxes of 14 – enough for at least a fortnight of oral upkeep, and I can pretty much guarantee, once you start oil pulling, you won’t be able to stop! It’s a little weird to get used to at first, but the results are so fantastic, I’ve already got another box on order! (Also, pro-tip, if you subscribe to monthly boxes of Minty Coco, you save a rather impressive 17%!)

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Minty Coco recommend that you swish anywhere from 5-15 minutes daily, and I tend to do it for as long as possible. To start with, just warm the sachet up in your hands for a minute or two. It allows the coconut oil to melt from a solid to a liquid, then just pop the formula into your mouth. Then it’s just a case of swishing the oil for however long you’ve got.

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Since the coconut oil that Minty Coco use is such high quality (it’s even been cold pressed), it doesn’t taste overly coconut-y, and the dash of peppermint oil leaves my mouth feeling and smelling fresh. I have to say, I’m surprised at how quickly I’ve seen results! Even after my first sachet, my teeth looked a lot whiter (with none of the tenderness I usually get if I bleach), but my teeth even felt great. Super smooth and healthy – I love how healthy the sachets are to use, and they’re great to use, even if your on a vegan diet

Have you ever tried Oil Pulling?

14 sachets of Coco Mint are available for £23.99 here.

 

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter*

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I can’t even tell you how long I’ve been wanting to try Kiehl’s Whipped Body Butter – so when the postman arrived bearing one of the rather generously sized tubs, saying I was delighted was an understatement. What made the surprise even nicer was the fact that the tub is part of the Limited Edition Peter Max Holiday Collection, as is adored with the artist’s signature psychedelic illustrations. If you fancy your own arty tub, you can still get your hands on them in-store (I know the Edinburgh Kiehl’s store still has a couple!)DSC_0546

So, the fact that I had been lusting after the Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter, and the fact that the tub is just gorgeous, meant I had rather high expectations for the stuff. And I’m glad to say, they were met and wholly surpassed! It might sound odd being so effusive about a moisturizer, but this stuff is holy grail worthy, and I’m not quite sure how I managed along without it!

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The tub itself is a generous 226g, and the formula is so rich and nourishing, you only need a couple of finger-fulls of the stuff for your entire body. The butter is rich in Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to really nourish skin, leaving it incredibly soft and nourished. The Body Butter also smells seriously incredible – the mix of soy milk and honey give a rich, slightly sweet scent which lingers on the skin. It’s the yummiest fragrance, which has a slight almond/coconut feel to it. It’s delicious!

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Even more than the gorgeous fragrance or the serious moisturizing properties, I am just in love with the Whipped Body Butter’s Texture. Despite a seriously rich formula, the air whipped consistency means the moisturizer is a complete dream to apply, and my skin just drinks it up! Within a minute or two of application, it’s sunk in, meaning I can get dressed without having to worry about sticky limbs or staining delicate fabrics. My skin feels absolutely amazing after using the butter too! My legs and arms just feel so soft and cared for – I am just in love!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter is priced at £36 and is available here 

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