Before I had Isla, I never realised just how much stuff exists specifically for babies. Some of it is absolutely necessary, some fills genuine gaps in the market and some is just completely ridiculous, but the only way to find what you really need is by trial and error. For us, bath time is a fixed point in our bedtime routine, and as such, we want to make it a fun, but also soothing cue to wind down the day and get ready for sleep. Earth Friendly Baby‘s bath products have been one of the few products we’ve bought and loved from the start and we use them for every one of Isla’s baths and showers. [ Read More… ] …
We recently went on holiday to Ireland, spending a week on a boat with my family and cruising up and down the Erne. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty terrible, so we spent much of our time indoors, but it was still great to get to spend time with someone, even if I may have gotten a little competitive over the nightly Phase 10 games…. [ Read More… ] …
I have rather sparse eyebrows and have only recently discovered the miracle that is ‘filling them in’. Clever, I know. I’ve used B.‘s eyebrow pencil in the past, but decided to opt for something a little different this time.
The B. Defined Eyebrow Kit comes with a cream highlighter, a wax and two eyebrow powders. You can get it in a light and a dark version – mine is dark.
The packaging is simple to open, sturdy and includes a large mirror. There’s also a little angled brush and an eyebrow brush, which I love! All four products are easy to apply, although there is some fallout when you use the angled end of the brush to apply the colour powder – this could probably be remedied with a softer brush.
While I’m very pleased with the staying power of the wax, I’m not so impressed with the powders and highlighter. While they are easy to apply and give fantastically sharp results, they don’t really have much staying power and have deserted my face by mid-morning.
Overall, I think this product is more suitable for a night out or to have in your bag to touch up existing makeup than as a day-to-day office makeup staple. I don’t regret buying it, and I’m sure I’ll get lots of use out of it, but I don’t think I’ll repurchase.
A couple of months ago, a beautiful soul I was lucky enough to go to uni with and who now works at Lush (lucky her) snuck a little gift into my purchase. One of the items was Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, which was not a product I would have ever considered purchasing, but which I now don’t think I can live without. Too dramatic?
Unlike regular body lotions, which I love but can be a pain to apply when you have to get dressed really fast because of your unfortunate tendency to get out of bed 30 minutes before you have to leave the house, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is applied, as the name suggests, like a conditioner. You apply it while you’re still in the shower, quickly rinse it off, and are sufficiently moisturised for the day without being sticky. Genius. To me, this alone would be reason enough to repurchase.
I do, however, also have to talk about the scent. One of the reasons why any of the Lush rose products have never really been on my wish list is because I simply don’t like the scent of roses. Not in perfume, not in really roses, not in potpourri, I always keep roses at an arm’s length. For that reason, I wasn’t going to shell out £16.50 for something I didn’t think I would like. However, the rose scent in Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is so delicate that I was surprised to find that I actually enjoy it! It isn’t the heavy, slightly bitter scent I was expecting, but instead very light and breezy, perfect for an every-day product. I love it!
It’s certainly a bit pricey, and I don’t think it will become a staple product. However, it makes a wonderful treat and it’s definitely going to become one of those items I regularly give as gifts!
Have you tried using a body conditioner rather than a body lotion? Which do you prefer?