Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Body Shop Body Brush Review



There's quite a lot to be said about body brushing online, with so many different benefits and different styles of brushes available. Being a bit of a sceptic I knew I didn't want to spend much on a body brush as I don't know how much it would actually benefit me. 
I stumbled upon The Body Shop Round Brush and at £8 it was one of the most affordable (that also looked like a good quality brush). 
The Body Shop explained the 3 benefits,

Removes dead skin cells
Helps stimulate skin microcirculation
ideal for dry skin that needs regular exfoliation,

and had a little bit of a 'how-to' (though it's probably worth looking else where to find out the different methods.)

When I first tried it out, I was quite shocked at how hard the bristles felt. I was expecting to see my skin turning bright red and irritated as I've got very sensitive skin. But there's no reaction from my skin at all. My skin has a bit of a tingle but I think that's a sign that somethings working. Turns out these sturdy bristles are good after all.

I use this brush on dry skin just before hopping into the shower. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and smooth, and ready to be covered in body butter afterwards. The tingle that you feel right after body brushing is quite nice, My dimpled skin looks and feels a lot smoother after using it. I've been using it every couple of days and I'm quite happy with the improvements.

The little handle can be a bit hard to use, but once you get used to a bit of right hand/left hand scrubbing it gets easier. Definitely worth the £8 and a handy little size for storing and travelling. 

Have you tried body brushing?
Are you a sceptic when it comes to products like this?

Monday, 15 December 2014

Primark Haul: December 2014

Cable Knit Jumper £12

Christmas Jumper £9

Christmas Pudding Hat £3

Black Skinny Jeans £10

Emoji Tshirt £5

Flock Pencil Skirt £8

Super Cosy Tights £3.50

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Personalised Art Gifts: Minted.com



After taking hundreds of photos on our holiday to New York and Las Vegas this year my boyfriend's mum wanted a photo collage. With my boyfriend being a bit clueless I started my hunt online and came across Minted.com

I was a bit hesitant at first because it's based in the US but after falling in love with their photo collage designs I couldn't click off. The website has a huge selection of photo gifts, stationary and art gifts and thankfully for us in the UK they do international shipping. The cool thing about Minted is it's actually made up of independent artists and for me that often means closer attention to detail and a bit more love goes into each design. It's also quite nice to be able to support the talent of individuals rather than big multinational organisations.

After checking out the photo gifts I drifted off and found a whole other selection of gifts that I'd love to find under my Christmas tree. With just 11 days left until the 25th I think I've left it too late to add to my Santa letter, though maybe I've been good enough this year to treat myself? 

Now our only problems are, what one do we go for and will FedEx priority do the job!?

Have you checked out Minted.com before?
What's your favourite personalised gift you've ever given or received?