Champneys Spa Indulgence Bubble Heaven

I have always wanted to try Champneys bubble bath products as I have heard so many positive things about them. I have tried all three of these products (they came in a set) and each one smells divine. The first one, the pink bottle, contains passion fruit and mango extracts and citrus oils. It smells lovely, sweet scented, but fresh at the same time. The red bottle contains silk proteins, ylang ylang and patchouli. This smells richer, and more strong, but again lovely. The third is my favourite, I am a sucker for all things coconut, and this one has coconut milk, papaya and ylang ylang. Its lovely and not overly coconut. If you like a hint of coconut but not anything too overpowering, this is for you. 
I am so impressed by how much bubbles a tiny bit of this product gives. The first bath I had I didn’t realise that you didn’t need much and put a fair bit in, bubbles were everywhere, rookie error. The second time I used about a size of a 2p coin and that was ample. These are going to last me a while and will obviously be great value for money! I love them, and can’t wait to try more Champneys products out 🙂 
 

 

THE BODY SHOP CAMOMILE CLEANSING BUTTER REVIEW

For Christmas I received this Cleansing butter that I was lusting for, after reading brilliant reviews and the concept reminding so much of higher end products, like the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm. I was delighted to see this and I thought I ought to do a review on it..

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The Cleansing butter is Camomile scented, which is very faint but nevertheless quite relaxing. Scented products are a No No when it comes to skincare , but then unscented products quite frankly stink, so this is a great in-between! The butter is a solid balm consistency but only takes a rub between your fingertips to create an oil/butter. From here, I spread the butter all over my palms and melt away my make up. Using massaging motions the oil dissolves the make up and leaves a yucky residue on the surface of your skin , which you then rinse off with water or a flannel. You are left which soft, buttery (see what I did there) skin that feels deeply cleansed and just damn clean.

I use this on the days where I have energy  to keep my eyes open to do skincare  (other days I just use Micellar Water and a cotton pad). Every time I do use it, my skin looks and feel lovely. At £12, it’s worth a try if you want something more for skincare . Plus, The Body Shop always have deals on so I’m sure you can get a couple bucks off if you are considering purchasing it.

Rating : 4/5 – I hate that I have to rinse it off, I’d much rather use a cotton pad because I’m so lazy! Also, I can imagine if you live in a hot country this would not last long…

Have you tried this product? What does your skincareroutine consist of?

Thanks for reading,

Relaxation Techniques and Tips

 

Hello everyone!
 I may not talk about it much but I often have trouble staying calm and relaxing, and I don’t allow myself much time to wind down and not think about anything, so I thought I’d write a post on ways to stay relaxed and calm, in case anybody struggles with a similar thing!

Have a bath
People often suggest this to me, but I really do find it helps. If I have one handy, I like to use a Lush bath bomb, but if I don’t, then I’ll use a nice smelling bath gel. I also like to listen to music or read in the bath, just taking my time and (trying to) not worry about anything else.

Be in a tidy space

I’m not a naturally neat or tidy person, and I often let things get on top of me, meaning I don’t tidy my room nearly enough! However, I find that when I really set aside the time to do it, I feel a lot calmer andmore relaxed afterwards. Once I’ve done this, I like to light some candles or turn on some fairy lights, a
nd read or browse the internet. Being in a tidy and un-cluttered space means I worry less, and I have less things to get het-up about! If you are naturally neat, and usually have a tidy bedroom anyway, lightin
g candles, rearranging furniture or other things or changing your bed sheets could also help you to feel calm and at ease.

Surround yourself with people you’re comfortable with
I sometimes suffer from quite bad anxiety but saying that, always avoiding situations that make you feel uncomfortable is not the way around anything, as it is important to challenge yourself. However, if I’ve had a particularly stressful or anxious day, and I feel I’ve done quite enough challenging myself for one day, I’ll like to spend time with close friends or family, who make me feel comfortable and calm.

Spend time alone
On the contrary to the above point, it can also be helpful to spend time on your own. It is important to let yourself make time for yourself. I like to read, watch some of my favourite YouTubers, watch episodes of my favourite TV shows on Netflix, or practise an instrument. Spending time alone allows you to think (but not overover think), and take in everything around you without any distractions. This is important for helping to relax.

I’m not sure if this will have helped anyone, but I hope it does! Doing some exercise and EATING WELL also helps me feel better, as well as listening to my favourite music – and writing blog posts!
I plan to do a January favourites post in a couple of days, so look out for that.

Thanks for reading,