Superdrug’s Turmeric Revitalising Clay Mask

I’m finding myself spending less on beauty products so far this year than last year. The current climate we are in doesn’t help, but before the madness of 2020 kicked in I already placed myself on a sort of beauty product buying ban. Why? Well…when you get into the habit of buying lots of ‘stuff’ regularly and not getting a chance to use them, they add up! And by the time you know it you honestly have no idea what you have and can open your own shop full of products. So being the newly frugal person I am I’m continuing to dig into my product treasure chest as I recently needed ( well my face did! ) a treatment mask . I pulled out Superdrug’s Tumeric Revitalising Clay Mask that I got last year as a gift from one of my good friends.

What does this mask supposed to do? Draws out impurities and extra oil from the skin, and makes it feel and appear smoother.

Superdrug’s Turmeric Revitalising Clay Mask

Apperance and texture. Lets start off with the colour….I haven’t seen a colour like this since my kids were babies! Can’t deny it its not attractive or appealing and looks a little like poo. It has a slight orangy tint to it which I would love to say reminds me of a good curry but it doesn’t. I didn’t expect the colour to be beautiful but I think the combo of turmeric, clay and shea butter doesn’t produce a visually appealing mask love child. Texture is smooth and quite thick and what you would expect from a mask containing clay. Easy to apply though and because of its consistency none was wasted and stayed firmly on skin.

Scent. Definitely has a turmeric scent to it but not too strong but its there! I felt there was a slight citrus element to it which gave it a zing and slight freshness.

How to apply. I pretty much followed instructions which is apply to clean skin avoiding the eye area and leave on till dry for 10-25mins, then rinse off with warm water.

On the skin. It didn’t take too long for my facial expressions to become frozen after this had been applied as it does dry out quickly and you feel it. Not in an uncomfortable way but expect it!

Removal. I used a damp, warm muslin cloth to get this off and it did the trick. I followed it with warm water to make sure all residue was gone and it had.

After use. My skin felt and looked a little smoother, a little more rested and I felt it was fresher. I checked my skin the following day and felt I could see the same results which made me feel very happy!

Top tip. I got three uses out of this one sachet! I found the first time I used this a third of it was plenty when applied to face and neck. And because my skin was quite angry and confused at the time, I didn’t think I would get the best results so gave it a few days later to try it again and used the same amount. My skin seemed to be much more receptive this time, and I found I still had more mask to use so saved it. With it being clay based, where the packet originally opened I could see the start of the mask had dried up. So I simply cut and opened it from the bottom and the mask was absolutely fine to use.

Recommended? This is a great and affordable mask which if you want to have your own little spa like treatment at home will help! Don’t be put off by the colour and the scent isn’t overwhelming. It left my skin in better condition than what it was prior to using it. And the fact I got to use this more than once was a win win! 99p per sachet and regularly on a 3 for 2 deal which makes it great value. * With everything that is going on with store closures, click and collect and online deliveries its best to check what the current situation is with Superdrug if you want this product or anything else from there. Visit the site here, and possibly bookmark this product to purchase at a better time for you if not right now. xxx

The Body Shop’s Banana Bath Blend

Anyone that has kept their eyes on my bath and body posts recently will see I’ve developed a bit of a love affair with the brand The Body Shop. Putting to one side the one or two products I used and liked from when I was a teen, its not a range that I’ve particularly thought about until one of my good friends became one of their consultants. She educated and entrapped me by waving bath bombs, home fragrance and all things in between at me through social media and reeled me in hook, line and sinker. And through her I was very lucky to receive one of their new products called a Bath Blend that she kindly sent to me to cheer me up and lift my very sad and exhausted mood at the time. The fragrance I was sent was Banana and its been my bath buddy for the last few evenings.

What’s a bath blend? This particular sub range harnesses the powers of fruit and vegetables. A hydrating, moreish fragranced bath and shower cream that not only combines vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, but moisturising and nourishing ingredients such as avocado and coconut oil to provide a decadent and well above average bubble bath.

The Body Shop’s Banana Bath Blend

Packaging. You get 250ml of bath blend in a screw top lidded clear bottle. You can see the bath blend in it, with the labeling complimenting the colour of the blend perfectly with its hues of green, orange, yellow and brown. Very earthy in appearance and strangely enough could easily be mistaken for a milk based drink because of how it looks and its contents. Very appealing!

Scent. Oh my! I was praying this wouldn’t smell artificial and fake and thank god it didn’t! Banana is an odd scent which could go horribly wrong as I don’t feel it’s the easiest scent to create. This smelt to me of chopped up bananas that weren’t quite ripe but close. Drizzled with a touch of honey and a dash of cream thrown on top. Its creamy, sweet but not sickly and has an almost vanilla-esq element to it. Truly beautiful, true to life and not for drinking!.

Consistency and texture. Its not a gel or a traditional bath cream. It’s milky/creamy yellow in colour and has quite a thinnish consistency to it, but not too watery. If you have ever tried a bath milk I would say this is similar when poured out.

In the bath. With its consistency I didn’t need to use much, and under warm running water this lathered up like a dream and created ALOT of foam. Soft, white and fluffy which is just how I like my bubbles, making this bath inviting. Underneath the foam the water was a very pale yellow tint. But goodness it was the scent that got me…..exactly the same as what I got in the bottle, but mixed with warm water in a warm room it truly was beautiful. Not heavy, not too strong, very comforting and yummy and just the perfect scent to help set the scene for a great bathing experience.

FOAMMMMM!

On the skin. Very kind and gentle while in and out of the bath. Non drying, no irritation, and I didn’t walk around smelling like a milkshake!

Recommended? I had a feeling I would like this when I saw it being released and I love it! I very much am a bath person especially evening time so for me a kind and gentle formula is needed, but what I want most of the time is foam and scent which is exactly what I got from this. So this gets my seal of approval 100%. Only problem I have now is which one should I try next? Oh sorry…did I not tell you? The Bath Blend comes in not only banana, but also berry, mango and pear! For only £8.00 a bottle you could get one of your 5 a day…well sort of! Visit The Body Shop online here to make an order or try and reach out to one of their consultants who can provide you with your own personal shopping experience.

The Body Shop’s Moringa Bath Bubble

Writing in general over the last month hasn’t been on the top of my priority list. Keeping myself sane and safe though has been. But trying to keep myself creative and having a small sense of normality is good for me and this is why I’ve flipped open the laptop once again to get back into reviewing products which I’m currently using or just used. Are bath, body, face or even wax products essential considering what’s going on currently? Are they important? When I’m laying in a bath actually switching off and not having a mini breakdown because I’m relaxing for a few moments surrounded by bubbles and beautiful smells… then for me it is, and possibly the same for many others out there. So I delved into my collection of bath products over the weekend and I picked out the Moringa Bath Bubble by The Body Shop, given to me by my lovely friend Jenny last year, as a bath time treat.

What’s a Bath Bubble? The Body Shop’s Bath Bubble when popped into the bath provide bubbles, fragrance and colour. Think of a supercharged bath bomb and that’s what I think a Bath Bubble is.

Appearance. Wasn’t too sure what this would look like, although in my mind assumed it would be square or rectangular in shape because of how its packaged ( small plastic wrapper, green and yellow in colour, reminds me of a sweetie wrapper ) but nope I was wrong! The cutest bath bubble in the perfect shade of Easter yellow with tiny dotted orange speckles on it was actually heart shaped! Simple but super sweet! (If I had actually looked on the website I would’ve known this as it clearly shows what it looks like but I do love a good surprise! ). Reminded me of bath fizzer because it was flat and looked quite chalky but wasn’t.

Moringa Bath Bubble

Scent. This is a very pretty floral smelling bath bubble. A smallest hint of being powdery, but on the whole an uplifting, slightly sweet floral mixed in with a touch of plant. I’m not a floral fan in all honesty. It normally has to be mixed with something else. But because this isn’t heavy and doesn’t have one particular flowery scent dominating it, I found this to be very pleasing, quite youthful and modern but classic all at the same time.

In the bath. I threw this under warm running water wondering what would actually happen. I could see the outer layer of this fizzing nicely and as the water continued to run, it started to produce small amounts of foam. By the time I came to turn the water off what greeted me was a surprising amount of foam from such a small little item! White, fluffy, super soft and airy foam lay on the top of a slightly yellow/marine coloured bath water, which impressed me greatly. The original fragrance I could smell when I opened the packet was what I could smell in my bathroom but it was beautifully subtle which I loved!

On the skin. First and foremost this was a very relaxing and enjoyable bath. The foam, the scent, I felt totally chilled out and my skin felt cocooned in the bath water. What I discovered though is the bath bubble didn’t totally melt away but a tiny mini version was left at the bottom of the bath. When I held it and rubbed it between my hands it wouldn’t simple break, but what it did was give off a very moisturising creamy foam which I used to cover my body from top to toe and washed myself with it. Then I rubbed it into my tired feet and dry and cracked hands, and actually used not only the foam but the bath bubble itself directly on these areas to provide a mild exfoliating action. And out of the bath? Skin felt soft, not dry or irritated and hydrated.

Recommended? Before I was given this I didn’t realise that The Body Shop made these AND bath bombs. I didn’t realise that a small £1.50 love heart would be of such high quality and unbelievably affordable. I had no idea that it would create such a decent amount of bubbles, be kind to my skin and provide a a great fragrance. This is actually a bit of a revelation to me and which couldn’t have come at a better time. Perfect bath time treat for anyone, great little filler for a gift for someone and sooooooo CHEAP! Oh, did I mention it comes in other fragrances too? I WILL be buying more of these for both myself and friends too. So if you haven’t guessed…yes..recommended 110%!!

Now….to order you can go to the website here, but if you are lucky enough to know a Body Shop consultant, please order from them directly. Difficult times requires us all to support each otherx

Strawberry Melts Rhubarb Rose Dove Wax Melts

What I love about the world of wax melts/shapes/pots/bars is their versatility. Wax vendors across the UK ( and I’m sure abroad too ) have some amazing scents and such a huge variety it means those who love wax and buy it are spoilt for choice. One of my latest purchases from Strawberry Wax Melts is the invitingly named Rhubarb Rose Dove which has been melting away in my home recently.

Strawberry Melts Rhubarb Rose Dove

Why Rhubarb Rose Dove as a scent? I chose this because I’ve had Rhubarb Rose and Dove separately in wax melts in the past, love the scents and thought surely this must be a wax marriage in heaven?

Appearance. These melts came in a pack of three. Each a good size which could individually be popped into a warmer with one piece being sufficient for one use. Each wax melt is shaped as a 6 petal flower. Each one not identical in colour but similar, with different shades of pink and purple running through each.

Scent. What you get with this melt is a fruity, uplifting scent with a floral rose element to it ( rhubarb rose ), but then it becomes very clean and fresh all at the same time ( dove ). It literally is the smell of a bar of soap of the same name with a floral sweet twist to it.

In the warmer. Watching this melt was definitely enjoyable. These wax melts as mentioned are a decent size so took a little time but melted in the end. The flower slowly drowned and turned into a very pale lilac shimmering pool which was so pretty.

Strength & Longevity. Strength from this is great. I would describe this as being medium to strong. This was melting away, as all of my melts tend to, for at least 3days ( hours at a time ) and it was still going great guns. By the time I changed it it was purely to change scent not because the scent had died.

Recommended? 100%! I LOVE this scent! Why? Its a great alternative to a traditional laundry/clean scent which this is…its clean. Its clean but unusual and so enjoyable to smell thanks to the floral twist. Talking about floral.. where rose is concerned I’m not a rose fan, but this isn’t that full on rose thanks to its sweetness. Its such a beautiful blend and with dove added to it you just can’t lose. I defy anyone that wouldn’t at least like this scent let alone love it. This one is on my to buy again list.

Fancy this in your wax warmer? Head over to SW’s website here now and get that home smelling beautiful! These won’t break the bank at a cost of £2.50 for a pack of three which will provide hours and hours of fragrance.

Nuxe Prodigieux Perfume

I don’t call this blog mybeautywaxstash for nothing….I HOARD beauty, bath, body and wax products! Not intentionally to be fair. Sometimes I struggle to find the time to use items, sometimes I buy them at great prices and ‘ stash ‘ them away to use in the distant future and sometimes I simply forget I even bought them. Nuxe Prodigieux perfume was an item I bought in a gift set when it was on sale after Christmas, and I thought it was about time I actually used it as I fancied a fragrance change.

Packaging. Very elegant. 30ml of eau de parfum living in a tall and thin glass bottle with a gold lid. The bottle itself is quite simple in look but beautiful, and mirrors the style of the box it comes in. Both have an ombre effect going on as the base is coloured a gorgeous copper colour and gets lighter to the point its clear in the bottle but the box is gold.

Nuxe Prodigieux Perfume

Scent. This is what I would call quite a classic scent. It’s feminine, floral with the tiniest hint of citrus, musk and vanilla. The floral element to me probably stands out more, but has a warmth to it making it a richer, heavier scent rather than light and whimsical.

Strength & Longevity. When I first sprayed this, because of the type of scent it is, I assumed this would be very strong and possibly linger in an overpowering way regardless of how little or more I used. Strangely enough this wasn’t the case at all. I could smell this all day when I wore this while at work but it was subtle and pleasant, and didn’t make me feel like a walking fragrance counter from a department store.

Nuxe Gift Set

Recommended? Definitely! I know of Nuxe as a skincare brand rather than a fragrance one, but I’m so glad I took the plunge and got hold of this scent. Compared to any other fragrance in my collection, this one I don’t feel would date. It’s not relying on any trends and is sticking to a a formula which is timeless, sophisticated and is what many would call ‘ a true perfume ‘. I can see a young lady to an older woman loving this fragrance so not a scent that would exclude any age. Would you want a classic scent in your fragrance wardrobe? Currently on sale for £13.89 ( at time of writing this post ) for a 30 ml bottle on Amazon. Get yours here* and treat yourself (or someone else! ).

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Druid and the Witch Rainbow Cloud

I’ve noticed recently within the bath bomb world there has been a very affordable bath bomb from a discount store which is in the shape of a cloud and gives off streams of colours while in the bath. Is this a totally new product? No. I’ve seen many online bath and body product vendors make these type of bath bombs for awhile now but it does seem to have filtered through onto the high street. So this got me thinking…..have a actually got one of these bath bombs in my stash and if so what is it like? And guess what yes I do, or should I say I did. Not from the high street but from an Etsy seller called Druid and the Witch. Their Rainbow Cloud bath bomb costs £2.20 and I bought mine within a set sometime last year.

Rainbow Cloud by Druid and the Witch

Appearance. From the name of this its not hard to guess this is the shape of a cloud, and a flat one. Takes up the palm of my hand in regards to length and is roughly an inch in depth. On the front you can see a delicate and pretty mix of white and shades of purple highlighting the shape of it. And for added detail there is a slight shimmer to this bath bomb and a hand painted silver lightening bolt on the left hand side. On the back is the relevant labeling in regards to fragrance and ingredients. If you look on the bottom edge of Rainbow Cloud you can see different colours popping through ( purple, blue, yellow ) giving you a hint of whats to come during bath time.

Scent. Mine was scented Blueberry Lemon whereas currently its the fragrance Candy Hearts available for purchase online. When I took this out of its plastic wrapper and gave it a little sniff there was a faint smell of something citrusy but if I’m honest it wasn’t strong or very apparent.

In the bath. I had the warm water running when I put this in. As it got caught up in the current I could see this turning round and round like a windmill, while it released streams of different colours. It wasn’t as uniformed as what I thought it would be e.g separate straight lines of colour, but that’s a little hard to do if the poor thing is fighting for its life in my bath! While the different colours was released ( I saw green, purple and yellow ) some foam was created, and once the show had ended the water in the bath became a pretty sea of lilac coloured water topped off with fluffy foam.

On the skin. No issues for me, no irritation, and I continued with my usual after bathing ritual of moisturising with a body lotion while feeling very relaxed.

Did I get what I wanted or expected? One of the things I love while using bath products such as bath bombs is fragrance. Before use, during and after I didn’t really get much fragrance which I would have liked. But in all fairness this product has been in my stash for a good number of months so whether that affected the scent I’m not sure. In regards to the colour it provided I thought that was pretty but my normal bath bombs could have given the same effect this did but I was surprised it produced foam at all let alone the amount as I thought it would behave more like a bath fizzer and just give colour rather than a foaming bath bomb.

Recommended? I would happily try this out again in a different fragrance and use straight away once purchased. As mentioned it was only the smell or lack of that didn’t quite grab me but everything else I enjoyed. It’s affordable, kids would love this ( and the bigger ones too! ) for the colour aspect and overall I think it was fun. Fancy trying this out for yourself? Visit them on their Etsy store here.

Strawberry Melts Rice & Shea Flower Wax Melt

2020 is the year I stop hoarding and melt my wax! Well…at least I can only try. I buy wax that tempts my nose and my eyes in regards to their scent descriptions and their looks online or in store. Sometimes I end up trying wax that I wouldn’t normally go for which would include this wax melt from Strawberry Melts, in the fragrance of Rice & Shea Flower. Why not? Well…its not my typical sounding go to scent but it was included as a free sample in a previous order and curiosity got to me. The mood took me and I needed to now what this would be like so I melted it!

Appearance. I LOVE wax melts that are shaped and this was super cute! A small but perfectly formed gingerbread style shaped piece of cream coloured wax with small, scattered shards of ( I think ) some form of glitter, which made this cheeky little thing a little more special in look.

Strawberry Melt’s Rice & Shea Flower Wax Melt

Strawberry Melts Scent Description. An exquisite powdery feminine fragrance with top notes of ozone, ginger and aniseed, middle notes of coconut milk and rice flower, and base notes of amber sandalwood and musk.

In melt. This little wax didn’t take long to melt due to it’s size, and all I could see was it drowning in it’s own juices which when melted was a simple creamy coloured wax pool. Scent didn’t hit me straight away, more like it crept up on me after an hour or so as it worked its way into my living room where my wax warmer was set up and on.

My Scent Description. Now….the actual wax name for me didn’t quite tell me what I needed to know in regards to what this was going to smell like, and probably the reason why I never bought this when it was on sale. Rice? What does that smell like? Shea flower? Well that at least conjures up something for me mentally. The scent of this when cold and unmelted to totally liquid was the same, but as you can imagine not as strong when it was in its little packet that it came in compared to being in my wax warmer. What I got from this scent was a very interesting combination. A light and beautiful floral which was quite delicate, airy and classic in smell. There is a powdery element in this as well which gives it a comforting clean feel to it, but not as strong or obvious as the typical baby powder scent you may think of. An almost fizzy sherbet scent comes through giving it a zing and finished off with a warming, light musk giving added depth. In all honesty this is one of those scents that’s so hard to explain in words it needs to smelt. But what I like about Rice & Shea Flower is none of different scents within it stand out alone, they all work well together and are totally balanced and done quite subtly.

Strength and longevity. Firstly, the size of this wax melt is absolutely perfect especially as a sample. No chopping, no guessing how much to use, just pop it in. Strength wise I would say is medium. The thing with this scent is its not designed to be a punchy scent but one that fills the air as if its always been there and should be there. I’ve melted this for at least 10 hours ( over 2 days ) and the longevity has been very good and has shown the same strength from when it first melted on Day 1 and when my warmer was turned off end of Day 2. .

Recommended? As scents go as mentioned before this probably wouldn’t have been my first choice BUT I really love it! This is a beautiful, comforting scent. It’s gorgeous and unusual. It has all the elements which I normally love in wax but somehow delivered in one little waxy shape. So I give two thumbs up for this one as it would smell lovely in any room of the house, regardless of time of day or season.

*With many wax vendors, to keep stock fresh, new and interesting, Strawberry Melts doesn’t keep all scents in stock permanently. But power from the people and cries for demand, as long as the ingredients are available to make this, I’m confident this could and will come back again and I will be buying this in a bigger size! Why not head over to their website here to see what’s currently available.*

Miss Patisserie Salted Caramel Bath Slab

If I never bought another bath bomb, fizzer, bath salts or truffle, I think I would survive! Miserably yes but I would survive. I have plenty of products to pamper my body and soothe my soul to keep me going for a while because I love bath times and I love adding things to my bath to make that time special and relaxing. So those closest to me are fully aware of my healthy obsession with these types of goodies. So you can understand why for Christmas 2019 I received a Salted Caramel Bath Slab from a company called Miss Patisserie.

A bath slab what? Take a bath bomb or fizzer, shape it into a block or bar ( to put it simply ) and this is a bath slab.

Packaging. The bath slab is loving wrapped in a beautifully multi coloured box with a cut out window on the front giving you a glimpse of whats inside. Very clean in look but quite pretty and eye catching too.

Appearance. WOOOOW! No seriously….WOWWWWW! I’ve actually had a bath slab from this company before but in a different fragrance. Very sweet in look but this one has got to be one of the most stunning bath products I have ever EVER seen and used! Think of a large, thick bar of chocolate, rectangular in shape and segmented clearly and defined so you can break pieces off. This is the structure of the slab. Multi coloured containing pinks, blues, purples, little dashes of green. None of which are uniformed, just beautifully laid out erratically like a solid piece of a galaxy. Almost dripping over this like runny icing over a cake is a trail of gold which stands out from the blend of stunning colours. And that’s not all. Deep breath….IT’S ALL GLITTERY!

Miss Patisserie Salted Caramel Bath Slab is BIG!

Scent. There’s definitely a slight sweet buttery caramel fragrance to this with an almost berry undertone to it with a dash of salt. Although I love my sweet fragrances I’m glad this wasn’t strong and was subtle which made it easy to use and enjoy because this particular fragrance can be very sweet, synthetic in smell and sickly which this isn’t.

In the bath. I popped in 4 squares and what I loved the most is it did what I like which was provide a mini show. They fizzed and danced about, they slightly frothed, they threw out many streams of different colours which eventually turned the water in the bath a relaxing almost cordial like purple colour. And my bathroom smelt yummy.

Bath time!

On the skin. I noticed this when I was in the water, my skin felt silky soft. That’s the only way I can describe how my skin felt in the water and also out of it. Once out, my skin felt as if it was nourished, protected even, the same way that you would feel if you put on a light body lotion. No stripping or drying of the skin, but a massive boost of hydration which I loved!

Added bonus. I realised after I got out of the bath my skin had a slight shimmer to it!

Recommended? Its important to say I didn’t want to use this. Breaking this up was like breaking my soul it hurt really badly because this bath slab literally is a work of art! This gave me what I wanted from a bath product. I had a great looking bath, a sweet smelling bath and it left my skin feeling fantastic. To be given this as a gift or to give as a gift is a must! Better still great way to treat yourself, so highly recommended as a purchase and don’t be surprised if you hear I’ve bought this for myself. And a great point to make, this slab will easily give one lucky person at least 4 to 6 baths, and only costs £6 so great value! You can buy this product direct from Miss Patisserie here, or head over to the ASOS website and while popping a skirt or pair of shoes in your basket why not add this beauty in it too here.

  • Best deal I can find on Salted Caramel Bath Slab at time of writing this ( 11/02/2020 ) is with Boots. Buy one get one half price on indulgent bathing. Click here to view, thank me laterx

**Want to give a massive virtual hug to Lauren who blessed me with this stunner for Christmas. You are the best!**

Melissa Jane Daisy Wax Melts

I don’t know whether buying a gift for me is an easy or hard thing, but most of my friends and girls at work have a good grasp of my loves in life. My kids? Of course! Chocolate? Yes. Food in general? Oh yessss! Bath and body products? Tick. Wax melts? Tick tick tick! So you can imagine my squeal of delight when one of my friends bought me a collection of different things for my birthday including some Daisy inspired wax melts from a wax vendor called Melissa Jane.

Melissa Jane Daisy Wax Melts

Appearance. 10 small off white wax melts shaped as different types of flowers. I’m no gardener but one shape ( and there are 3 in total ) resemble tulips. Super cute, simple and easy on the eye.

In melt. I wasn’t too sure how many melts to use but opted for three. Due to their size they melted super quickly and left a creamy coloured wax pool.

Scent. Now this is the tricky bit. I assume this is inspired by a well known fragrance but I’ve never smelt this perfume in real life!So all I can describe is what this smells like not whether this is a good version of the fragrance. What I can say is this is beautiful. Its a feminine floral, with a hint of fruity sweetness ending with a slight musky tone. Definitely smells like it’s a perfume to me and totally addictive!

Strength & Longevity. Strength wise I would say this is a medium to strong with 3 melts, but what I love about this is yes it fragrances the room but doesn’t overdo itself. If it was super strong it could be very heady and overpowering. Longevity was excellent. This scent melted away over 4 days for at least 3 hours at a time and only then did I feel the scent needed changing…in fact it didn’t I fancied a wax change full stop! It gradually faded but in a natural way that just became softer and lighter but still just as pleasant and enjoyable to smell.

Recommended? Great fragrance, super cute and simple looking melts and were long lasting….so its a thumbs up from me! I’ve never tried this vendor out before and thanks to a friend, I will try Melissa Jane out in the future! Find them on Facebook ( they have their own Facebook group ) here to try them out.

Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish

Skincare is very important to me. I guess it has been for many years and started when I had a more disposable income ( teen with no bills ) than what I have now ( much older and poor! ). Now I’m older and no longer a teen ( damn I’m not even in my 30’s anymore! ) skincare seems to be a necessity rather than a luxury. So I try to follow a simple but effective facial care routine to try and keep on top of myself. My current facial exfoliator of choice is Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish by Superdrug.

Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro Polish

Why this one? I’ve used other products from this range before and enjoyed them. But before actually trying these products out I found them to be easy to get hold of ( either pop into my local store or online with small spend required for free home delivery ), good extensive range and very affordable thanks to them being on offer very regularly. Last time I bought this it was half price ( £2.99 ) which meant I could pretty much buy a whole skincare routine from face wash to moisturiser, for around £12.00.

What does this do? This is supposed to leave skin clearer, smoother and even out skin tone thanks to its exfoliating action. Basically a face scrub which contains ingredients that are good for the skin while trying to leave out the nasties.

Packaging. All the range is coloured the same and regardless of whether products are in tubes ( this one is and contains 75g of product), pots or anything else, they all have a sense of being a part a range because of how they look and are completely unformed. And colouring makes you think of it being natural as its mid green in colour and quite simple in appearance.

Texture/Consistency. This comes out like a clear thick gel that you would expect from a face wash, but possibly a little thicker and not as loose and runny. When you look closely you will see tiny grains within this product which are blueberry seeds.

Scent. Like other products in the range this is clean, fresh, a slightly sweet and subtle fruity plant based smell but all quite delicate and not overpowering. In a strange but good way, this is quite a neutral scent.

How to use. Use once or twice a week. Massage over wet or dry skin using circular movements. Add a small amount of water to create a foam then rinse off. I pretty much used this the same way but on damp skin while in the shower, over my face and neck. Rinsed off and face dried with a muslin cloth. I use this twice a week then I use a face mask straight after.

In use. I didn’t need to use much of this. Enough to cover a finger tip was enough to work over my slightly damp face and neck area. I could feel the grains which seemed so small but with movement you could feel their sweeping and resurfacing action. Adding a little water meant that this scrub lightly foamed and gave an almost 2in1 product alternating between a scrub and a face wash which I really enjoyed.

Skin after use. My face felt and looked soft, clean fresh and matt. I felt the scrub was very gentle on the skin but still very effective. Perfect way to get my skin ready for any additional treatments I wanted to follow on with.

Recommended? Y-e-s. This is an affordable facial scrub that works! Easy to use and fast, so for those time starved but want to include this type of product in their routine this isn’t a problem. Its a great product for any age to use who want to look after their skin and although my daughter isn’t a teen yet, I can see this being a good one for her to start on because of its size, ingredients and cost. **At the time of writing this post ( 29.01.2020 ) this product hasn’t been available on the website and possibly could be discontinued. Definitely worth checking for this in a physical store to see if it’s still available. The range currently is half price.**