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Friday, 29 August 2014

Skin+Hair Care Haul: The Body Shop, Bath & Body Works, Aussie & Macadamia!

Hello everyone!

I recently ran out of my body scrub and face wash, so I had to stop by Bath & Body Works for what I planned to be one shower gel and most likely a drugstore face wash, which gradually turned into a walk inside The Body Shop as well as a few other shops bringing you a collective haul.

Since I have purchased these at different times, you can see I've used up a few of the products, but I wanted to put them in the haul anyway since I have a proper opinion to share with you guys, in case you're willing to purchase any of the products I mention!

Starting with The Body Shop, I was in need of a new face wash and the Tea Tree facial scrub happened to catch my eye. I've heard quite good things about the Tea Tree range and since The Body Shop is based on natural organic products, I thought I'd give this a try. I've been using this about 2-3 times a week now and I've been loving it! It basically unclogs your pores and gets rid of any dead skin you might have on your face, leaving your skin really smooth and soft, it also does a great job toning down any blemishes or acne scars you might have which I have definitely noticed.

Obviously you don't need a scrub everyday, no matter how good it is, because it can be over powering on your skin and dry it out. So just be sure to reach out for this a couple of times a week and moisturise your face right after!

Next up, I found this amazing strawberry scented body scrub with natural strawberry seeds inside, how can I say no? This was in the 'mini sizes basket' so I believe there's a full size which I will be heading to purchase when I can since I happened to run out of this already! It smells amazing and gets rid of all the dirt, dead skin, unneeded oils and leaves your body smelling like a strawberry. Love it!

As you can see, I fell in love with the scent so I couldn't help but purchase the shower gel as well. This was also in the 'mini sizes basket' and it happened to be quite cheap so I just went for it!

And then I found the body butter in the same scent and picked two of their mini ones. These really do keep your body so smooth, moisturised and soft all day long. They don't leave any sort of greasy/sticky residue whatsoever and a little bit goes a long way. I'm addicted!

For days where I don't want to use my scrub but still exfoliate my face, I went for the body shop facial buffer which I normally use with my Clinique face wash or on its own. It does a great job getting rid of any access oils and really cleans your face. Sometimes, I'll just feel like my skin is really damaged and basically feeling horrible, but this changes it completely.

Next up I bought a hair mask from Aussie and a facial mask from The Body Shop. I have already used both of these and all I can say is they were great purchases and I need to get my hands on more!

The next shop I headed to is Bath & Body Works, searching for a good body wash. And after smelling and debating over so many, I went with Beautiful Day. It has this really fresh scent to it and basically smells like apples. Yum!

I also went with a mini size shower gel in Cashmere glow because I just couldn't resist the scent. I can't really describe it, but it's amazing and you can still smell it hours after using it!

My hair has been feeling quite damaged lately and I have been trying out different products, but none of them really gave me the satisfaction I'm looking for. So, with many reviews on the Deep Repair Masque from Macadamia everywhere, I decided to give it a try. I have been using this twice a week, applying it on the bottom half of my hair and letting set for 7 minutes as it says in the instructions, and I can honestly say I have been loving it. It definitely repairs your hair to a great extent. It feels healthier, a lot more glowy and it doesn't weigh down your hair. If you'd like me to do a hair care routine where I tell you more about this and show you how it works, let me know in the comments!

I actually purchased the Deep Repair Mask in a set of three, and this is one of the products I got. I have been using this everyday now and I love the way my hair feels after applying it. I'll basically put a tiny bit on the palm of my hands and brush it through my hair and it instantly feels so much better. I'm addicted! Also, it lasts for ages since a little bit goes a long way.

Last but not least, the third product I got in the set is the Flawless Cleansing Conditioner. This does do an amazing job conditioning your hair, bringing back some moisture and leaving your hair feeling soft and silky. I have been using it on days where I'm not using the Deep Repair Masque but still need a little boost!

And that is all for my collective haul, if you'd like me to do a hair or skincare routine, let me know in the comments below! Also, what are your favourite hair/skincare products?

I hope you enjoyed,
Teen Diary

Monday, 20 January 2014

Haul: Bath and Body Works, Front Row Shop, MAC & more!

Hello gorgeous!

I hope you had a great holiday and a well spent new year, as for me, I have been a little miss busy bee the past few weeks but I missed blogging! I have loads of exciting posts coming up, but since I had a few shopping trips the past week, I thought what better than a little haul to start it off?

There have been crazy sales going on everywhere and I'm still planning to go on one more shopping trip before the sales are officially over, but until then, here's what I got!

If you know me, you know I love anything and everything that smells good. So, there was no surprise when I picked a few things from Bath&Body works! 

The first candle I picked up is Espresso Bar (here) which smells like an actual Starbucks just popped up in my room. I love the smell of fresh coffee beans and this is just perfect. I happened to go back for another one because why miss the chance when it's half off!

The second candle is Pineapple Mango (here) and it's the smaller candle which I prefer just because I like mixing it up. I'm usually not a fruity scent person but this smells amazing. It has that sweet, sour scent and it smells like fresh cut passion fruit. Yum!

Lilac Blossom (here) was my next pick and this one smells like I just walked into a field of flowers. It has the actual fresh flower scent and I'm in love with it to the point that I don't even know if I want to burn it until I get my hands on more!

Summer Boardwalk (here).. Let me just say, I was drawn into this because of its' name. But when I took a sniff, it smelt like caramelized popcorn which I absolutely loved. I think this is the type of candle I'd like to burn, watching a romantic movie after a day at the amusement park, it just smells like something that would bring memories and I love it.

The last candle I purchased was Frosted Cupcake (here), this smells like I've been baking all day long and the smell of sugar and vanilla icing won't leave the room. Love it!

Next up I went to the body lotions and shower gels section and I picked up two body lotions, Country Chic (here) and Cashmere Glow (here), they both have this girly settle amazing scent that I love and I just couldn't resist!

I received a pair of high socks from (here) and I'm in love with them! I don't own any high socks so this is a super cute addition to my wardrobe. They look adorable popping out of boots too!

Another thing I got from is this cozy tartan scarf (here) but it's big enough for you to snuggle up to on the couch or even pull off as a shawl which is just a bonus! I love the bright blue, it adds a pop of colour to any basic or plain outfit keeping you warm and stylish!

I then had a little look at Boots and picked up this amazing shade of pink called Intense Pink by Maybelline and I have been using it everyday now. It's just perfect! I couldn't find it online but it's from their Colour Sensational collection.

I needed a concealer since my MAC Pro Longwear cocealer finished and has been out of stock for a few months now. The lady in MAC suggested the Mineralise Concealer in NC30 and I've been using it since then, so if you want a review or a little comparison, let me know!

I then stopped at Sephora to get the Feelin' Dandy lip and cheek kit from Benefit because I have the TropiCORAL kit and I love it, and I purchased this for my giveaway winner and I've just wanted it since then!

 I purchased this Heat Protector at a local Hair Dresser because I noticed the lady doing my hair using it on me and if they use it, it must be good? It's by Berina and I haven't heard of that brand before but my friend told me they sell it at the pharmacy too so I'm giving it a try!

And that's all I got! Did you manage to find any good bargains during the sales? Do you recommend any products or shops for my next shopping trip?

Until next time,
Teen Diary
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