MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine
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Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Scrub Review

Being a big fan of Elemis’ Nourishing range, Shower Cream and Milk Bath are fantastic products, I had high hopes for their Nourishing Body Scrub.

Here is how it looks like, it comes in a chic dark blue tube which could also work for boys (which means that your man can borrow it when you don’t know).

Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Scrub Review

As for the product itself – I really love it! The texture is creamy and it sticks to the  skin, without falling all over the bath/shower and making a mess.  I personally use it on the dry skin and I don’t need that much [product], so the tube will last me for some time.

The scrub contains natural exfoliators of rice, bamboo and bora bora sand which are exfoliating  enough (just how I love it, I personally don’t like when scrubs are too smooth, know what I mean?) but

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Philosophy Pure Grace Hot Salt Scrub Review

If you are a regular reader, you probably know that I am not a big fan of scrubs with very small particles and love my body scrubs to be really exfoliating but gentle.

Philosophy Pure Grace Hot Salt Scrub is the kind of scrub that I like.

The coolest thing about this scrub is that it warms up when you rub it in your (dry) skin for one-two minutes, as the  brand suggests.

It leaves the skin silky and smooth – exactly what  we want from a scrub. I would say that it does help battle the dryness on knees and elbows, too.  I also find that my creams absorb  better  after this scrub.

The scent is not overwhelming and is not intense, so

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Shower & Bath Products Of The Week

I really liked this post at Modesty Brown about Jane’s shower essentials, so I thought I’d show you what I have been using this week. I have tones of products for bath/shower as I love variety but I’ve narrowed them down to seven.

Can you guess what brands I have been loving lately? ;)

1. Cowshed Cowlick Gentle Shampoo

This shampoo smells absolutely amazing (lemon & ylang ylang) and it does leave my hair clean and shiny, however it gets greasy faster than I would like. Maybe it suits people with dryer hair better?

2. Philip Kingsley Elastisizer

This is a cult product and I have finally decided to try it! I have used it only three times but so far, so good. Will let you know my thoughts about it later.

3. Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Bath and Body Oil

This is a great multi-porpoise product as it can be used as a bath oil and body oil. It does make the skin softer and smells great.  I have got it to treat myself and am happy with my purchase, as it is a truly luxurious product. Expect a post about it in the future!

4. Cowshed Knackered Cow Soap

Maybe not the most attractive photo as it is properly used, but I am in love with these Cowshed soap I have got some time ago. I actually plan to try all the others (there are three more) from the range.  They don’t dry out my skin but leave it clean, would

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I love a good body scrub and I  do love Clarins. Clarins make two body scrubs: Toning Body Polisher and Smoothing Body Scrub , and I actually have both.

They both are very different but both are brilliant. So which one is the best for you?

Toning Body Polisher, £30/$40 for 200 ml

This is my personal favoutite and there are a lot of reasons for that. First of all, I love the texture, it’s  a mix of  sugar, salt crystals and essential body oils.  I love how super smooth and silky my skin feels afterwards. I personally use it on the dry skin and the effect is fantastic. Plus you don’t need that much, which I was surprised about, as usually with a similar texture, you end up using lots of product.

One more thing that I absolutely have to mention is the scent! I love heavily scented body products so this one is a perfect one for me! It combines essential oils of Rosemary, Rosewood and Mint. And it is strong! But I personally find that it lifts my spirit and improves my mood. I can feel the aroma of the scrub even  in the other rooms and it stays in the bathroom for some time.

But if you want something more delicate and with

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LUSH Rub Rub Rub and Glögg Review and Photos

I haven’t been to LUSH in some time so I’ve decided to go and get something as a part of my Birthday treat. I’ve picked up one Christmas set with a big discount (obviously) and Rub Rub Rub.

I haven’t tried  the Northern Lights soap yet but I’ve used other products several times already and want to share my opinion.

Rub Rub Rub

I personally really loved this scrub as it is such a multi-purpose product. You can use it as a scrub on a dry body, mixed with water as a scrubbing shower gel for a more gentle effect or as… shampoo!

Although it does say that you can use it on your hair I don’t think I would ever do it unless a recommendation from a friend. And, wow, I was actually really impressed with the results. Made the boyfriend use it, too, and he loved the effect as well.

Actually when I’ve asked a lady at LUSH for her favourite product – she pointed at Rub Rub Rub. And it is lovely. Leaves the body soft and clean when used as a scrub and leaves the hair shiny and light when used as a shampoo.

The only minus is that it won’t last you for a very long time. I am through half of the bottle in less than a month. I will definitely re-purchase this product at some point.

Do you have a  Lush scrub recommendations?

Glögg

This is actually a seasonal shower gel but

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