Baylis & Harding Beauticology Blueberry Glaze Donut Shower Crème, Vanilla Sugar Donut Body Butter & Frosted Sprinkles Bath Soak Crystals

Hi there! Just last weekI told you that I bought a 3-piece Baylis & Harding gift set. I just couldn’t resist the Donuts theme. Yes, I know I’m weak! 🙂 I’ve already given these products a try, so here’s what I think.

Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Blueberry Glaze Donut Shower Crème is quite nice. The fragrance is definitely yummy, and the shower cream formula is really gentle. But there’s one issue… the tube has a screw cap which is not very practical…

Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Vanilla Sugar Donut Body Butter moisturises my skin well. The vanilla sugar donut fragrance is rather faint, but I have to say that it’s very authentic!

Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Frosted Sprinkles Bath Soak Crystals are a nice treat. I think the Frosted Sprinkles fragrance is inredibly sweet and rather strong, but it smells like the perfect mix of frosting and sprinkles!

All in all I am happy with these fun products. I paid £6 (Asda) for my Baylis & Harding Beauticology Donut set (which, I think, would also make a cute gift). Have you tried these products? If so, please feel free to let me know how you liked them. And thanks for stopping by!

Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Scrub, Body Butter & Body Wash

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 Boots Extracts products – Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut Body Scrub, Body Butter and Body Wash. These 3 products were part of a large Christmas-themed gift set that contained several products from four different Boots Extracts product lines (Marshmallow & Peppermint, Mango, Vanilla and, obviously, Coconut). Now let’s get straight to the actual review!

The Body Scrub was the first product I tried. Just like all the other Boots Extracts scrubs, this one is quite alright. It could be a little grittier, but it’s still a good product. I also like the coconut fragrance because it’s rather subtle. The Body Wash is really nice. I like the moisturising formula and, again, I’m happy with the subtle coconut fragrance.

The Body Butter is truly great. It’s rich, but it feels light. It’s very nourishing, but it’s not sticky. It makes my skin feel soft and silky, but it doesn’t feel like “product” on my skin. This body butter is subtly scented – which is fantastic because I think the majority of coconut fragrances are just overwhelming. So I think Boots did a great job with this body butter. And, of course, Boots did a great job with the body wash and the body scrub too.

I would recommend these products! Boots Extracts Luxurious Coconut is available as 400ml Scrub for £6.50 and 200ml Body Butter for £6. It appears that, at the moment, the shower gel isn’t part of the regular collection. However, if you really want the shower gel, you should keep an eye on special occasion gift sets (Christmas, Mother’s Day etc.).

Reducing My Oldies Stash – The Body Shop White Musk Breeze Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Body Mist & Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Welcome to the lastest episode of Reducing My Oldies Stash. Today’s guest stars are The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze limited edition products which have been sitting in my stash for ages. I’ve finally given these products a try, so let me tell you if they’re (still) any good. 🙂

The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze Shower Gel is alright. It lathers up nicely, but it doesn’t feel drying. I also like the fragrance – it’s white musk and jasmine. The Body Shops’s Body Purée (which I have 2 bottles of) is good too. The fragrance is a little fresher – it’s white musk, jasmine and a mix of refreshing citrus fruits. However, I have to say that I don’t love the purée formula because it feels a little sticky on my skin.
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Now onto the fragrances! The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze Body Spray is a decent all-over body spray. It’s a little lighter and less dense than the EdT. I like it! I’m sure I’ll be able to finish this bottle at some point. The Body Shop’s White Musk Breeze Eau De Toilette (which I have 2 bottles of) is a true white musk fragrance. It starts out fresh but the citrus aroma evaporates quickly.

Now onto the conclusion… I’m impressed that these products didn’t go off. I really, really love preservatives in cosmetics and toiletries! 🙂 OK, here’s the actual conclusion… whilst I like these White Musk Breeze products, the white musk fragrance isn’t my favourite.

So I started to experiment a little. At first it was trial and error, but after a few days I realised that the White Musk Breeze all-over body spray is a great base for sweet vanilla fragrances. I also found that the White Musk Breeze EdT goes well with Body Fantasies’ Pink Grapefruit Fantasy. 🙂

I’m sure I’ll be able to finish the shower gel, the 2 (!) body purées and the body spray. We’ll have to see whether I’ll finish the 2 (!) EdT bottles. Let’s see if I can make an effort to use the EdT on a regular basis. Fingers crossed!

 

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Calcot Manor The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter

Hi there! Today’s post is about Calcot Manor’s The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter. This body butter claims to “melt effortlessly into skin” and to “leave a gorgeous, scented glow”. A quick scan of the ingredients revealed that this body butter contains quite a few natural ingredients – i.e. sunflower seed oil, bitter orange flower extract, fig extract, green tea leaf extract, rose flower extract, papaya fruit extract, etc… This sounds promising! Now let me tell you if this body butter is any good!
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I think this body butter is very hydrating. It feels rich – but it doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky. I like it! However, I don’t think my skin looks any different. There’s definitely no glow. In addition, this body butter doesn’t smell gorgeous at all. I can detect a faint lemony fragrance – and that’s all there is.

Would I recommend this body butter? Yes and no. I will finish this body butter, but I wouldn’t repurchase it. And if you want a lovely smelling body butter, keep looking! However, if you want a rich (yet non-sticky) body butter, give this one a sniff. If you’re OK with the fragrance, you might be happy with this product.

Calcot Manor’s The Perfect Day Rich Body Butter is available as 250ml. Prices vary greatly – depending on where you shop. I paid 99p for this product (bargain store), but I’ve also found an online shop that sells this body butter for just under £10. So make sure you compare prices online before you buy!

Boots Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint Body Wash, Body Butter & Body Scrub

Hi there! Whilst it’s been 3 months since Christmas, I still have a lot of Christmas-themed products to try and review. I’ve already taken a closer look at the Winter Woodland shower gels and body lotions, and today I’m reviewing Boots’ Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint Body Wash, Body Butter and Body Scrub.
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The Body Wash is gentle and not drying. And it’s not tingly! I think that’s nice. The Body Butter feels rich and nourishing – but it’s not sticky. In terms of quality it’s just as good as all the other fantastic Boots Extracts body butters. The Body Scrub is nice enough. I’d have liked it more if it were a little grittier. However, this scrub is better than the sticky Boots Extracts sugar scrub!

Whilst these Boots Extracts Marshmallow & Peppermint products are of good quality, I have to mention that I dislike their fragrance. These products smell like peppermint tea – so to me they basically smell like ‘flu remedy’. I hope Boots’ 2017 Christmas LE will be better. Boots, please just stay away from peppermint and cranberry!

Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Body Lotions – Frosty Delight, Winter Snow & Peppermint Kiss

Hi there! Today’s post is about the 3 body lotions from the Winter Woodland Christmas set. I’ve already reviewed the 3 Winter Woodland shower gels, so let me tell you more about the body lotions. Here they are – Simple Pleasures Winter Woodland Frosty Delight, Winter Snow and Peppermint Kiss.
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First of all, I have to say that I like the formula of these body lotions. They’re rather light, but they’re not runny. They’re not sticky and they’re great if you’re in a hurry. 🙂 Now let’s get to their scents!

Frosty Delight smells like frozen berries. I don’t love the fragrance, but I think it’s alright. I’ll definitely continue to use this body lotion. Winter Snow smells like apple tea. I like it! 🙂

Peppermint Kiss is 100% peppermint. The strong peppermint fragrance is just overwhelming. I don’t like toiletries with a strong peppermint fragrance, so I gave this one away. If you want your skin to smell like peppermint, this is the perfect body lotion for you.
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Whilst I’ve now reviewed the Winter Woodland shower gels and body lotions, I still have to try the Winter Woodland body mists. Like I said in yesterday’s post, I got my Winter Woodland sets from Poundstretcher. Set 1 contains 5 body mists, and set 2 contains 3 shower gels and 3 body lotions (120ml each). So if you’d like to try these products and there’s a Poundstretcher near you, you know what to do! 😀

Reducing My Oldies Stash – Boots Extracts Rosehip Body Butter

Hi there! Welcome to today’s episode of “Reducing My Oldies Stash”. 🙂 It’s been a while since I bought several tubs of Boots’ Extracts Rosehip Body Butter. Whilst I managed to finish the first tub within weeks of purchasing the lot, the remaining tubs have been sitting in my stash for ages – until recently! I’ve been using this body butter on and off for a few weeks now. And if you read on, I’ll tell you how I like it.
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I think this rosehip body butter is fantastic. It’s rich but it’s absorbed quickly. It makes my skin feel soft and hydrated – but it doesn’t feel sticky or greasy at all. It’s perfect! I also like the fragrance – it’s subtle and very natural. It’s almost like rosehip tea – but fresher!

Unfortunately Boots’ Extracts Rosehip Body Butter has been discontinued (Idiots!). However, I have a few tubs left, and I’ll be enjoying them for as long as they last.

Feel free to comment. And thanks for reading!