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I have been a little MIA this week, life just seems to have suddenly gone into the fast lane and things seem to have just got in the way a bit.
I am going to review my Ins and Outs from last week and then set myself some more for this coming week, hopefully it will focus my mind a little bit better!
I must admit, The Body Shop isn't usually a place I would think to shop in, usually I go in for a browse if I'm stuck with what to buy someone a gift or if they have a sale on but nine out of ten times I leave the shop with nothing, so when I was given a gift set for Christmas by a friend I was a little dubious.
I was given the Chocomania collection giftset that included:
- Shower cream (250ml)
- Soap (100g bar)
- Body Butter (48g)
- Body Scrub (55g)
- Mini Loofah
The presentation of the gift box (which sadly I have now destroyed, sigh *slaps wrists*) was beautiful - it came in a brown box tied with a matching ribbon and all the products displayed wonderfully inside.
The shower cream and soap were the first items I used from the set, both of which smelt absolutely incredible. It's like chocolate but somehow better? Is that even possible? Somehow The Body Shop have managed to do it! Aside from the smell, the shower cream is soap free so is perfect for even sensitive skin. The soap bar contains coconut shell which also exfoliates as you use it and left me feeling clean, soft and smelling great.
The body butter and scrub smell equally amazing. The scrub dissolves easily and becomes really creamy as you use it and you get amazing results with this, it would be a fab one to use if you are using fake tan. The body butter left my skin feeling soft and smooth, but did take a while to sink in so if you are in a rush and don't have time to fan yourself for ten minutes until it dries then this one definitely isn't for you. Despite this, I would still say it is a new addition to my favourite body butters. I would love to try out the body lotion from this range as I think it would absorb into the skin quicker so would be better for day-to-day usage (not sure about you but I don't fancy having to wake up 10 minutes earlier on a weekday to slap body butter on?!)
Overall I absolutely love this collection, it has left me happy and truly satisfied - without even eating any chocolate! Since trying these products I have been back to the Body Shop and purchased their face mist for setting my make up, which I will do a full review on once I have finished trying it out.
With a full-time job working 45 hours a week when I finally get home in the evening I transform into a couch potato and slob in front of the TV for hours on end watching quality programmes such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Take Me Out.
As I am a dedicated list-maker I have decided to spend Sunday's posts summarising the things I want to bring 'in' and the things I want to put 'out' for the following week to help me focus my mind a little better.
Exercising in the evenings & drinking more water throughout the day.
Office night out on Friday - last time this ended with me falling over a curb and cutting my leg open, lets hope this one isn't as embarrassing or painful!
Pay day this week - I must (emphasise on the must) be better with my money this month, car insurance is due next month *cries*
Late nights - I need at least 9 hours sleep each night to function properly, I therefore pledge to go to sleep at 10pm every night.
Bad skin - this weather is playing havoc with my skin, need to make sure I give it some extra loving this week and get it back on track!
This awful weather maybe?! Or is that too optimistic?
So happy I could squeal; I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Leah (http://leahloves1.blogspot.co.uk). I can't believe people actually read my blog posts so it is so so SO lovely to get this.
The Liebster Award is one which is given to those with less than 200 followers, after receiving it, you then list 11 facts about yourself, answer 11 questions, pick 11 nominees and set them 11 questions to answer (shall I say 11 once more?!). All in all, a great way of spreading some love.
I confess, I am quite lazy when it comes to my hair. I have extremely thick and fairly long hair, so by the time I have completed the mammoth task of shampooing and conditioning it all I am ready for bed! Because of this, a quick and easy hair-care routine with as little steps as possible is an essential for me.
I was recommended this product by a work colleague, after assuring me that it was a brilliant product and I wouldn't regret buying it I reluctantly decided to order a bottle. With doubts still in my mind, when the product arrived I applied it to damp hair and went to bed (yes, with wet hair - I told you I'm lazy when it comes to my hair!) The next morning my hair was so sleek and soft I couldn't believe it. Whether through straighteners or curling tongs, I apply heat to my hair every day so my hair can be quite frizzy, but this product gets rid of all the frizz and almost eradicates the need for me to straighten my hair in the mornings.