Monday, 6 April 2015

Top 3 Products in March

Where on earth has March gone? It seems to have flown by!! I can’t quite believe its April now. Although I am enjoying the lighter Mornings and Evenings, they definitely make a huge difference to everybody’s mood. They also make me more motivated to do more, especially when its comes to exercise and healthy eating! Although I’m pretty sure that summer holidays looming has a bit to do with that too (Beach body ready anyone??:-\).

Anyway, enough rambling. Today I wanted to talk about 3 stand out products for me in March. I like to try lots of new things out and am always scrolling you-tubes and Blogs in search of things to try and test out. After all no-one likes spending there hard earned money on a dud product do they?

So here are my 3 for March:

Dove summer glow + soft shimmer nourishing lotion.

I inherited my father’s Irish skin (very, very pale) combined with my mothers Yorkshire rose skin tone (white as white can be!), therefore I am a lovely combination of pale white! I used to wear A LOT of fake tan, back in my university days but working full time and long hours meant that over the years I have just learnt to embrace the pale! However my (big!) birthday was in February and I had a fancy dress party that involved me dressing as a Las Vegas showgirl (Don’t ask, it seemed a good idea after a few glasses of wine with the girls!). I obviously needed to be tanned to pull of the look so cracked open a bottle of fake tan. The tan lasted a few days after the party and I could not believe the amount of compliments I got ‘you look so healthy’ and’30 really suits you’. So I decided that with spring coming a bit of colour wouldn’t hurt, but rather than a full on fake tan I decided to try a gradual tan instead.

I chose the Dove summer glow mainly based on the fact it was on offer in Boots. I figured that if I didn’t like it I could give it to one of my friends, as it wasn’t expensive, but like it I did!! The smell is a lovely fresh smell, that’s not too over powering and no usual fake tan ‘biscuit smell’. It also applied really smoothly and easy, plus the shimmer was really nice (who doesn’t like a bit of sparkle!). I went for the medium to dark (as there was no light to medium left in store) but the colour pay off was fine for even my pale skin and me. I love how soft it makes my skin feel, and its not drying at all. I don’t apply it every day after my shower as I haven’t wanted to go too dark, but a couple of times a week has really given me a glow (plus the compliments have started again….:-).

CoLab Dry shampoo, Rio fragrance

I am a dry shampoo fanatic! I love the stuff; it is a lifesaver for any working person. It means that I don’t have to think too much about my hair at the crack of dawn when I get up for work, a couple of sprays and its good to go (which means I get an extra few minutes to snooze in bed, bonus!!).

CoLab dry shampoo is not a new product for me, I’ve tried the small size before when it was first released last year, and really liked it, but never repurchased. I tried the London scent, which was nice but nothing special. I was in Superdrug and saw this and was in the market for a new dry shampoo so decided to try it again, this time the Rio scent. I absolutely LOVE it!  I wish I’d repurchased earlier. It is by far one of the best dry shampoos I’ve ever used. It didn’t dry my hair out or leave that ‘chalky’ residue common with most dry shampoo and the smell is Amazing! I love fresh tropical smells and this was right up my street. It lasted for a while too. I’d highly recommend it, especially at the affordable price tag of under £5. I will certainly be repurchasing this again soon (especially seen as I go through so much of the stuff!).

ThisWorks- deep sleep pillow spray

I bought this for Karl initially. He has a very busy, demanding job that means working long hours and struggling to turn off at the end of the day. I’d read goo reviews about it online, so again when it was on offer at Boots (what can I say, I love a bargain!) I decided to buy some to see if it would help him sleep.

The spray is a mix of blended natural oils: Lavender, vetivert and camomile. A few sprays on your pillow before bed leaves a lovely lavender smell, which helps you to relax. You gently inhale to help you drift off to sleep.  I can honestly say I was a little sceptical, but it really did help my fall asleep, and Karl said the same for him too. We both woke up the first time after using it feeling really refreshed. A rarity in out house, where insomnia can reign with Karl.

I am up early for the gym and work and often end up staying up late (normally watching You Tube videos or trashy TV). So this product is great for me and a bit of a surprise really, but in your in the market for something to help you sleep naturally, its worth a shot, plus this works often do samples on there website if you want to give it a try without committing to a large bottle. At the very least you pillows will smell lovely J.

So that’s it, my 3 stand out products for March. Better get shopping to ensure I have something to talk about at the end of April! (thats my excuse anyway :-))

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