SBC’s Refreshing Watermelon Shower Gel & Shampoo

So finally in the UK we are getting a taste of Summer! It’s warm, bright and thank goodness dry too. Different seasons tend to draw me to different things. My choices in clothes, fragrances, food and even bath and body products can be determined by the month and weather we’re experiencing. One of my favourite products sitting in my bathroom at the moment is SBC‘s Refreshing Watermelon Shower Gel & Shampoo. I bought this a few months ago in a set from QVC as it was sold at a special price ( known as a Today’s Special Value ).

What do you get? This came in a whopping 1ltre size with a pump action dispenser making using it super easy. This is a formula that can be used in the bath, shower or even on hair as a shampoo.

Appearance & Consistency. Red in colour, semi opaque and is of the typical thickness you would expect from a shower gel or foaming/bubble bath product.

SBC’s Refreshing Watermelon Shower Gel & Shampoo

Scent. This smells gorgeous! Watermelon is an odd scent to even think of let alone describe. So the best way I can describe this product fragrance wise is fruity and berry based, sweet although not sugary and sickly. A perfect fragrance for me!

In the shower or bath. I used this in the shower and found I didn’t need to use much. One pump on a sponge, mixed with water made this lather up so well and easily washed my whole body. In the bath I used a few pumps, and the amount of foam produced was a lot. This created a very foamy and fragrant bathing experience!

On the skin. One thing I noticed with this product was my skin felt very clean after using this without drying it out. It left a faint scent to my skin which is always a nice way to finish off a bath or shower, but it didn’t linger.

Family use. My son uses this in the shower. He’s at an awkward age where bathing isn’t top of his priority list and although he does it, wants it over and done with as quick as possible. But he likes using this because of how much it foams and how it smells.

As a shampoo. This is a bath, shower and shampoo product. But I can’t comment on how this performs on hair. I haven’t used this as a shampoo on my hair or children’s. But its good to know it’s a multi functional product.

4 Piece Summer Collection from QVC

Recommended? This gets a massive thumbs up from me! This is what I call a Summer in a bottle product! This smells great, it works well on the skin and the size makes this ideal for family use. You can purchase this individually direct from SBC’s website from £4.50 for 100ml size here.

Zoella Gelat’eau Body Mist

Designer fragrances are not something I purchase regularly. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I spent a significiant amount of money on a branded/fashion eau de toilette or eau de parfum. Why? I don’t get paid that much! It’s very much a considered purchase for me, and despite the fact I love to smell nice, I try and get fragrances that are affordable. Affordable means I can buy a wide range of fragrances at a fraction of the price of just one designer branded one and can have a scents wardrobe at my disposal. Body mists are a great way of getting a fragrance without breaking the bank. Zoella’s Gelat’eau Body Mist from Home Bargains at £1.49 for 45ml DEFINITELY falls into the affordable purchase category, but is it any good?

Why this one? It was a few days before my family holiday and I thought it would be nice to take a new fragrance with me. The packaging and price appealed to me, and although I didn’t actually get the chance to smell this I guessed this would be quite a youthful and uplifting scent based on appearance and whose name this was associated with so I thought I had nothing to lose.

Zoella? Zoella is a well known personality on social media as a vlogger and has a huge beauty range on the high street which seems very popular, so already has solid background in this field.

Appearance/packaging. Simple and sweet in look, but looks more expensive than what it costs. White bottle, copper coloured lid, peach, grey and copper/gold coloured writing screams to me something aimed at a younger, fashionable market and dare I say more perfume in appearance than a mist.

Zoella Gelat’eau Body Mist

Scent. Sometimes judging a book by its cover isn’t wrong! This is not that far off from what I thought this would smell like. Its an effervescent fruity and sweet fragrance, similar to many things that are scented with one of my all time favourites smells which is rhubarb ( but not quite! ). Not sickly in the slightest as its not overpowering and somehow remains quite fresh and quite clean.

Longevity. This is my go to fragrance to wear for work and this does have to work quite hard as my job is quite physical. But if I spray this on in the morning I can still smell it in the afternoon, although not as strong, but still there. So this lasted very well. I didn’t expect too much considering the price and the fact its a mist, but its done its job fabulously!

Recommended? Definitely! If like me you love your fragrances to be more fruit or sweet based this one is for you. Its youthful, energising and perfect to wear during the Summer months and for day time use. If you are lucky to see this for the price I paid in a discount store, its worthwhile buying a few of these as its not a regular stock item on the high street due to it ( I assume ) being an older subrange. But it can be bought online from Feel Unique for £6.40 here.

This is what I would call affordable luxury!