Things in my Bathroom

My bathroom is very much a zesty and moisturising place at the moment. Five things on the bathroom rota at the moment that I’m loving are these….

Origins Drink Up Mask


Now I am on Roaccutane, my skin is even more dehydrated than ever – Origins Drink Up Mask is the perfect remedy. It’s designed to be worn for 10 minutes then tissued off, but I have been wearing it as an overnight mask a couple of times a week. It feels instantly soothing to apply and the skin on my face is soft, plump and moisturised in the morning. It’s perfect for skin that needs a moisture boost – whether that be as a mask 10 minutes before you apply your make up for an evening out, or overnight. There is another, richer version of this, but because of my strange skin I thought this would be the safest option – and luckily it hasn’t caused me any breakouts. I’m so pleased that I will continue to use this product for ever. Amazing.

Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Curls – Shampoo & Conditioner


My hair is naturally wavy yet I’m for ever buying products to help to straighten it. I thought it was about time I embraced the movement – if I leave my hair to dry naturally, it does wave – but with a frizz – not wearable by any means. These products have definitely helped to tame the frizz and give me more of a defined curl. They have a fresh, clean, floral smell to them and lather up just the right amount. Since I started using Beautiful Curls my hair seems to hold a style more too – whether that is straight or tonged.

Organic Surge Fresh Ocean Light Body Lotion


This kind of weather means bare limbs may be on the cards soon – so preparation is key! No one wants to see crusty knees or elbows – and my Roaccutaney skin means body lotion is a must. This light body lotion is exactly that – it’s really lightweight yet moisturising and sinks into the skin straight away. It’s ideal for after a morning shower as by the time I’ve got to my clothes, it’s absorbed. My skin isn’t left feeling sticky or clammy so I know I’m not going to get London Grime stuck to me. Rich, heavy body creams definitely have a place in my routine, but they’re best left for bed time. The Fresh Ocean smell is very citrusey, with a hint of peppermint – every little helps in giving me my morning wake up.

ESPA Zesty Lemon, Ylang Ylang & Crushed Tonka Beans Hand Wash & Hand Lotion


Earlier this year, spa brand ESPA expanded their range to include some more every-day, affordable yet luxurious products, including hand wash and lotion. Again, my Roaccutaney skin means hand lotion after washing is preferable – and I feel oh so swish having both at my sink, especially when it looks and feels as luxurious as this. They are fragranced with 100% natural fragrance made from pure essential oils – the smell is delicious and is loved by me, the kids and even my boyfriend – we can be a pretty hard bunch to please as a foursome but these hit the spot.

Apivita Lip Care with Chamomile, Organic Beeswax & Olive Oil


I’m sure you’re sick of me telling you… but I’m on Roaccutane now! Lip balm is now my best friend – having one at arms reach at all times. The lip balms from Apivita are paraben free, mineral oil free, and silicone free and contain lots of lovely lip-loving ingredients. As a predominantly beeswax based balm, it isn’t greasy and doesn’t leave the lips glossy. I’ve found it’s slotted nicely into my morning routine before make up – lipstick goes over the top with ease, and doesn’t bleed which can be the case with other, more liquidy balms.

January Empties

I’ve been saving up my empty containers to show you what I’ve used up, and my thoughts on the products. It’s more like November, December and January empties – but this is it….

one – Origins Modern Friction  – This is a facial exfoliater which I have had for a while and only used about half of. It is very lemony smelling, which I love – but that combined with the rough bits which exfoliate your skin, going in your eyes as you rinse it off = nightmare. It didn’t do anything amazing for my skin, didn’t slough off enough dead cells for my liking, and where I’ve left it for a while, it’s gone all sticky and gloopy. I won’t be repurchasing!

two – Moroccanoil Treatment – I have since repurchased this as this is a product I never want to be with out. It does an amazing job at taming hair, smoothing it down and making it feel a lot more healthy. The smell is fabulous – I just love it. Whether you have straight or curly hair, this is just a wonder product – there’s also a ‘light’ version for those with thinner hair.

three – Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover – I only bought this as a cheap stop-gap but I’ve already bought another, I was impressed. It’s very gentle yet effective, even getting stubborn eye make up off. So cheap, so gentle – it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all. Win!

four – Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation -Yes, this was also on my last ’empties’ post that I did – well that’s because I just keep rebuying and rebuying! Defintely the best foundation for my skin that I have found. It’s still not 100% perfect, but it’s my favourite for now.

five – Shiseido Sun Protection Compact Foundation – As a product, I adore this compact foundation. I use it as a blotting powder to get rid of any shine on a night out, but it also has some covering properties – some of my friends use this alone as a foundation. The only issue I have is that it smashes in my bag. I don’t really know a way round it, seeing as I want to carry it around with me for those shiny moments?!

six – Laura Mercier Translucent Powder – A great powder which has no colour and doesn’t look cakey when it’s applied. Does a good job at setting foundation – I’d use it again but not in a hurry to go and rebuy it.

seven – MAC Stereo Rose MSF – This was sold as part of the ‘In The Groove’ collection and was limited edition. I was absolutely gutted as it’s one of my favourite products EVER. Luckily someone on Twitter sold me theirs – thank you thank you thank you! It is the most gorgeous coral shade with a hint of frosty highlight on it – mmmm gorgeous!

eight – MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow – I love this pale gold shadow from MAC – it’s frosty without the shimmer which I find hard to find in gold shadows. I tend to wear this most days as a base for my eyeshadow. I will definitely be repurchasing as soon as I can.

nine – MAC Sable eyeshadow – This is another of my favourite MAC shadows that I wear most days. This works really well as a colour to define your eyes – in the outer third (I love teaming this with All That Glitters, and then Mulch in the crease), but also works just as nicely over the whole lid. It’s a velvet browny coppery colour. I rebought immediately. Can’t do without it!

ten – Rimmel Flash Eyeliner – This is the first pen eyeliner I’d used and I loved it – it has a thin, pointed tip which makes getting to the inner corner of your eye easy, and wider for the wider part of your lid. It glides on without being ‘wet’ and doesn’t drag your eye as you draw.

So there you have it – although I just realised I’ve missed one off! I think I’ll have to start doing this monthly?!

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Hope you enjoyed! x