03 January 2013

What's in My Shower?

When I moved to my new flat, for the first time in years I had a bathroom that was 100% my own and which could be rid of other people's clutter. When it comes to the bathroom, I'm a bit of a minimalist and only have a couple of small Muji boxes with some travel-size toiletries, body lotions and back-up productions on my windowsill, a row of nail varnishes, a small candle from Liberty and my shower products.

What's in my shower? Pink things, mainly...

It wasn't entirely intentional that most of the products I keep in my shower are in shades of pink, but I quite like it. As well as a couple of Original Source products—a vanilla and raspberry shower gel and a cranberry and honey scrub, which satisfy my 'fruity' and 'moisturising' criteria—and my razor, I keep my facial cleansers. At night I use the rose and lavender special edition of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, which has now sold out and which I hope will be available again at some point. In the morning I use Balance Me's pure skin face wash for normal to combination skin, which I liked initially, but my skin is started to get used to it now.

Dermalogica special cleansing gel gift pack

It was lucky, then, that before Christmas I won a competition on Twitter—yes, that does actually happen. Glossybox and Dermalogica were giving away a full-size bottle of their special cleansing gel and travel-size versions of their skin prep scrub and precleanse. I got a few Dermalogica goody bag at the preview screening of The Help just over a year ago and fell in love with the special cleansing gel and the daily microfoliant, both of which worked really well on my combination skin, but they were too expensive for me to justify buying the full-size products. As such, I'm very happy with my prize and am starting to work the cleansing gel into my morning skincare routine; hopefully I'll use up the Balance Me cleanser soon. In the meantime, it cleanses my skin thoroughly but gently. I haven't used the precleanse yet, as I'm too lazy for a two-step cleanse, and the skin prep scrub is nice, but more abrasive than the microfoliant and more abrasive too.

NB: I won the Dermalogica products via a Twitter competition, but wasn't asked to blog about them and my opinions, as always, are 100% honest and my own.

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