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My bathroom, the beauty counter

I have never purported to be a beauty blogger, but when a friend commented the other day that my bathroom was beginning to look less like a bathroom, and more like a branch of Boots, it occurred to me that I might have something of interest to say on beauty and cosmetic products.  Not because I know anything at all about them, but because I tend to buy a fair amount of them, and I'd like to start including on here some reviews of what's good, and what's not.


Because it is still five days (yes, I'm counting) until payday, and so I haven't bought anything new over the last few days, I thought it would be good to start off by telling you about some of my bathroom staples - the products I go back to buying again and again.

[001] Beyond Bronze - Fake Bake.  I have probably tried most of the fake tans out there that retail at under around £20.  I picked this up in Boots when there was an offer on and it's the best one I've tried; doesn't come out patchy and gives a really nice colour.  £12.99 and free shipping at Click Fragrance.

[002] Charles Worthington Front Row Rough and Tousled Salt Spray.  Tom and I go away in the campervan a lot, and whenever we're staying somewhere without electricity (i.e. no hair straighteners!) I always take this along - a few spritzes into wet or dry hair and it makes my hair all wavy, and smelling amazing.  £4.19 at Boots

[003] Aussie Dual Personality Curl Definition and Soft Feel Serum. I bought this when I had extensions to stop my hair from getting dry but I still use it all the time - I keep it in my handbag and use it as a sort of moisturiser for my hair- dabbing a bit on whenever it needs a bit of TLC.  It makes my hair feel really soft and shiny, and, again, smells yummy! £4.69 at Boots

[004] Garnier Body Summer Body Moisturising Lotion.  I bought this in Sainsbury's when it was on half price; it's the best 'moisturiser with a hint of tan' I've tried.  I took it on holiday with me and used it as an aftersun, it's really moisturising and made my skin feel lovely, and also filled in all my white bits! £4.44 and free delivery at Cheap Smells

[005] Lush Dream Cream. Lush's best selling product - at £10.75 it might seem quite pricey but is definitely worth it - it makes my skin feel amazing and is reputed to help a myriad of skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis, and the big tub lasts ages. £10.75 at Lush

[006] Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment.  My hair grows pretty fast anyway so I can't comment on the growth boosting claims of this product.  But I use it as a conditioning treatment, and it definitely works well as that; it is so nourishing and makes my hair feels so silky and shiny.  It is quite expensive but Boots always seem to have 3 for 2 offers on lately so if you can pick it up as part of one of them it is definitely worth the money.  £7.99 at Boots

Do you use any of these products? If not, what's the product you always go back to?

14 comments

  1. Dying to try the Garnier lotion, sounds great for fake tan virgins like me! And the Lush sounds lovely x

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  2. i really want to try the stuff that appaz makes your hair grow faster! waiting for it to be on offer though... pshhh 7.99! xx

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  3. I used to buy the lee stafford thing agesss ago and it was only about £5!! Price rises are ridic :( xxx

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  4. I'm a bit like you too, I was never really interested in writing about beauty products until I realised how many I had and how much I liked reading beauty blogs, then I thought why not try it myself!

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  5. I love seeing what products others are using and why. Quite a good collection you have!

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  6. Hi Rosie!
    Thankyou for the lovely comment you left me!

    Great review post-I have wanted to try that Lush cream for a while and now I think I will. I use their solid shampoos and their body bars!


    Love amie

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  7. Great to have a peek at your beauty corner! I'd love to try Lush Dream Cream, it seems like an amazing product <3

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  8. AHahahha :D boots counter! So true. So I have a ban to buy new stuff. For now. ;) X

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  9. I really like it when people who aren't beauty bloggers by trade share what they use... I've heard the Garnier gradual tan stuff is excellent but I'm using Palmers Cocoa Butter gradual tan at the moment and it's excellent.

    Thanks for letting me be nosy :)

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  10. i'm a big fan of the garnier gradual tan too! it's the perfect colour for me and it doesn't smell too bad either. i'm dying to try out the new skin base foundation and have been intrigued by those products that make your lashes grow! x

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  11. the lush dream cream sounds devine.

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  12. Oh I was pondering over whether or not to buy a pot of dream cream when I was in lush today! I was put off because it didn’t seem to have much of a smell (stupid reason really ha) and obviously the large price tag. I’m looking at the dry and irritated skin on my legs now and regretting my decision! x

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  13. The garnier lotion is perfect, I even love the smell! x

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