10 Awesome Body Care Products You Need This Summer

So this is the part 2 of this post, you can find part 1 on Zoe’s blog here so if you haven’t seen it yet pop over and give it a read because she talks about some lovely summer products in it!

6. Avon Foot works Health Rough Skin Remover 

Just as with Zoe’s pick of the Body Shop Intensive Foot Rescue, I love Avon Foot Works products. This one never fails to leave my feet feeling smooth and in the summer when you’re wearing flip-flops 99% of the time the last thing you want to worry about is dry cracked skin on your feet. I have been using Avon Foot Works products for a while now and I still love them the same as when I first used them. It also has an amazing minty smell and leaves you feeling refreshed.

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7.  No7 Beautiful Skin Blissful Body Wash 

I got this at Christmas in a lovely bundle from my mum and this is the body wash I use when I’m having a shower but want a little bit of luxury. This is so soft on my skin it’s unbelievable. That’s why I think it’s a good product for summer because if you’ve been out all day walking or just sunbathing it replenishes the moisture in your skin and the scent leaves you feeling so relaxed.

8. Champneys Summer Dream Rewarding Butter Souffle 

This is one of those products that I can’t describe how lovely it is to use. If there’s one scent I could smell all day it would be from this tub. It smells deliciously fruity and is perfect for summer. Although this is a thick body butter I love putting it on after a shower as it only takes the the smallest amount and leaves my skin feeling amazing.

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9. Perspirex Comfort Antiperspirant Roll-on*

I’m not usually a roll-on kinda girl but I was sent this to review after getting in touch with Perspirex. I have a very busy summer this year and what attracted me to this type of product is that you only need to apply it every 3-5 days. You may be thinking ‘What???!’ but it’s not as bad as it sounds at all. When I went camping last month this was a lift saver. it’s a lot smaller than my usual spray on bottle so was easier to take along with me. What I noticed with this is that even after three days, including showering everyday there was no smell – I even had my boyfriend and friends sniffing me to check! The only thing I’m not so keen on is that this does take a little while to dry and it does recommend putting on at night but sometimes it’s not practical for me to do that. This is definitely worth a go though!

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10. Gillette Venus Razor

I have always used the Gillette Venus razor and have never had any problems with my skin afterwards. There’s not a lot more to say about this one other than that it’s easy to use and leaves your skin smooth every time. The refills do work out expensive over time but if waxing isn’t your thing these are brilliant to use.

Let me know what you’re top summer products are!


*Products labelled with an asterisk have been sent to me to review but all opinions remain my own.


Sanctuary Spa Micellar Water

I picked up this micellar a little while ago when I bought some other bits from their range. I love practically everything they do and so does my mum so we always get through it quickly! I have tried this micellar a few times but I really just wanted to finish my Garnier one first because with things like this is annoys me to have 3 or 4 half empty bottles! (Please tell me other people get like that?!)

I did see a few weeks ago Sanctuary Spa ran a campaign for people to stop using wipes because they are bad for your skin so when you tagged them in a photo on Instagram with your wipes in the bin they would send you out one of their micellar waters. I don’t know how well it did but just thought I would mention it!

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What I like about this one is that it foams when it dispenses so it feel super soft on your skin when you wipe it over your face. Depending on how much makeup I’m wearing I only actually need one cotton pad and one squirt of this because it spreads so nicely and you hardly have to apply pressure or even scrub at your face. The below photo is literally one pump so you can see how little you need to use. I can see this lasting a long time, probably even longer than my Garnier micellar which I love in a product.

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Unlike other micellar waters the Sanctuary Spa one has a nice rose scented tint to it but not too over powering because I don’t usually like things that smell like strongly of rose.

The only negative thing I have found with this product is that it can leave my skin feeling slightly sticky which I think might be down to the rose but I’m not entirely sure and because of this I have only used this when I know I am not having a lazy evening and do a ‘proper’ face wash.

Overall I think I will continue to enjoy using this micellar in my evening routine but as long as it is used in a routine and not used alone just because I don’t like the sticky feeling it leaves afterwards.

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Mini Face Mask Reviews Part 2

I hope you enjoyed reading my first face mask reviews, I shall dive right in with part 2!

Sanctuary Spa – Reverse Beauty Sleep Mask

I received this product in the limited edition beauty box and I’m so glad I did. I tried it the first night I received it and it was the first over night mask I had ever tried so was super curious to see what it would be like. I applied this after doing my usual night time routine and it literally sank into my skin so nicely which I was surprised about because it’s really thick and gloopey. As it’s clear there was no need to worry about getting it all over the bed sheets or anything and when it came to morning I just cleansed my face as usual. I have been using this a couple of times a week and I have notice my makeup doesn’t get stuck as much around my dryer patches so I’m impressed with this.


Sanctuary Spa – 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask 

This is probably my favourite mask out of the lot. It’s a bit messier than I would like but I can deal with that. The feeling I have when I put this on is so relaxed and lovely and afterwards my skin is like a dream. Not only does it feel nice and clean it feels as if I have had a treatment. I have done a whole post of my thoughts on this here .

Soap & Glory – No Clogs Allowed 

When I first got this I loved it. I used it during my pamper evenings every Sunday for three weeks without even looking at any of my other ones. Then what I call ‘the incident’ happened. It was so traumatic I haven’t used it since as I have been so put off which is annoying because I really used to like it. Basically ‘the incident’ happened after I had this mask on one evening and I took it off after the time it says and one really bright patch would not budge. I tried everything – washing with water, using a wet cloth, scrub, putting other face wash on it and washing it and it just didn’t move, it was horrific and didn’t even come off for 3 days. I don’t even know what happened but I don’t want to use it again now!

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KIKO Hydrating Mask 

I picked this up a little while ago when I did a little KIKO haul as I was really interested in their skincare. We all know why I picked this one so I won’t go into it! I have only used this a couple of times so don’t have a strong love or hate for it but I generally like it. The smell is so fresh and quite floral but not too over powering which I really like. Texture-wise, it’s almost like a thick cream so I wouldn’t apply this too heavily but with this a little goes a long way and you do wipe it off after sort of 15 minutes so it’s not the end of the world. As with all the KIKO products I’ve tried so far I really like it and it was really cheap as well for such good quality and left my skin feeling ultra smooth and hydrated.

There we have it, my mini mask reviews. Let me know if there’s any I should try!


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My February Favourites

I decided it might be quite fun to sit down and reflect on the month that’s just passed and actually take a minute to think about what I have been loving this month. There’s so many things I use on a daily basis I don’t ever just think about what I really like so I decided to limit myself to five things and I really enjoyed planning this post and I hope you enjoy reading it just as much!

It was really hard to just pick out 5 items as I have had so many new bits to try since Christmas and my own little shopping sprees (naughty me)! These aren’t in any particular order.

One – Benefit They’re real! Tinted Mascara Primer

So the Benefit They’re real! Tinted Mascara Primer is something I was skeptical about. I had their push up liner and just really didn’t get on with it so I just kept leaving this to the side. It’s something that I got in a Birchbox  so I have a sample size and I have been really loving it. I’ve been using it everyday to give my eyelashes volume and it really separates them and preps them ready for when I apply my mascara. I have such short eyelashes so this really helps and I will be buying the full size product.

Two – Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask 

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I have been using this mask as lot more recently and my skin has felt so lovely (even if it doesn’t look it) and I’ve found it’s kind of stopped some of the patchy dryness which is really nice. I’m not going to talk about it too much as I did a whole post about it here





Three – Makeup Revolution Blush Palette Golden Sugar 

You’re probably thinking three pictures, is it necessary? Well frankly yes, yes it is because I am in love with this palette. I use it every day. I bought it late December and I used it so much to begin with but then I forgot about it until about 4 weeks ago and I literally rely on this for my everyday makeup now. I mix things up and the only one I haven’t used at all is the more purplely shade. I just love this for glow, blush, bronze and it’s all in one! When I go away in March I’m pretty sure this is the main thing I will be taking makeup wise. Also can I just mention this is only £6.00! Nothing more needs to be said.


Four – Soap and Glory Whipped Cream Shower Butter 

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I hated this when I first got it. I thought why would I like to smell like a nutty creamy cake. However, I recently got back into using this as the winter dries my skin I thought I might as well use it up and since I have been using it more regularly and now that I am used to it I really like it. I love the texture as it’s so buttery and nourishing. It’s as if I can feel it sinking into my skin which is a bonus when you have lizard skin like mine.






Five – Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (Mild)

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My last favourite for this month is this face wash. I am working my way through the Clinique mini’s that always come through with other purchases from them. I literally love this cleanser as it is so easy to use when you’re running late and the scent isn’t strong either which makes it quite refreshing. It always leaves my face feeling clean and ready for the day. It’s a cleanser there’s not much more to be said, I just really love it right now.


So there are my top 5 for February. What have you been loving this month?


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Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

I have been mixing and matching my evening routine recently as I want to try more mask type products which is what originally led me to finding the Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask which I bought for £10.00 from www.sanctuary.com.

The packaging for me isn’t the best for two reasons. Firstly, the product if quite thick and gloopy and you have to really wipe the mask away or it gets all round the edges and in the lid if you close it and I am a bit OCD about keeping things like this clean as I hate it when they get all crusty and disgusting! The second reason is I like to get the most for my money and I feel like as this is already quite a thick consistency it will be really hard to squeeze out the last bit it will be even more difficult because of the type of tube it’s in but that’s just my personal opinion.


I have used this a few times now and I have to say I am pleased with this purchase. I have only used it four or five times so around once a week, however, it recommends using it 2-3 times a week but I don’t feel it necessary to use a detox mask as often as that.

It claims to be ‘Intensely purifying yet non-drying deep cleanse mask’ and I feel like this is one of those things that actually does what it says on the tin. As I’m prone to dry patches on my face I really don’t need any more dryness so this works really well for me.


As explained above, the texture is thick and gooey. It says to apply a thin layer so you have to kind of work the mask on your skin by going over it a few times to spread it across your skin. I only use one or two fingers and spread it in one direction as I think it would be a very bad idea to start rubbing it around in circles or something!


One last thing I definitely should mention is that this is the kind of thing you need to tie your hair back as if you get this in your hair it’s so horrible sticky once it gets in your hair!!

Let me know what face masks you use or post a link to your review!

A- x

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