Superdrug’s Vitamin E Sugar And Oil Body Scrub

Body scrubs. I love them! I don’t use them all the time but I really do love them. It’s one of those products I have to make time to slip into my routine, but when I do I am thankful for it. My skin is in a decent condition at the moment with no massive problems of dryness or dullness, but it definitely deserves a treat! So I’ve started to use Superdrug’s Vitamin E Sugar and Oil Body Scrub. £4.99 for 300ml, but I bought this when this was on special offer price wise a few months ago.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Sugar and Oil Body Scrub

Why did I buy this?

The Vitamin E range at the time I ordered this was one I hadn’t tried before. There were a few items I wanted to see if they were any good, such as the eye cream, so decided to pop this in my virtual basket as well. The price was good, I needed another body scrub anyway, and as mentioned a new range I hadn’t tried before so curiosity got my credit card!

What is this supposed to do?

Exfoliate the skin thanks to it containing a mix of walnut shell, sugar and sea salt. While leaving the skin feeling soft and nourished thanks to the ingredients of Sweet Almond and Grapeseed oil. Designed for normal to dry skin.

Packaging.

Nothing fancy here but it doesn’t need to be. The scrub sits happily in a plastic, lidded tub. All very natural in colouring e.g beige and creams, with the tub itself clear so you can see what’s inside it. All relevant detail included on the label e.g ingredients, hot to use etc.

How it looks.

Removing the lid I thought a pot of instant porridge was looking at me! Creamy coloured with little brown speckles in it, and you can understand why I thought this could be breakfast! Appearance wise it’s not smooth but not lumpy either. Although it’s not solid, it does look really thick. I know this description doesn’t make it sound appealing, but this isn’t to eat remember.

Fragrance.

Love love love! Fresh, clean, just come out of the sea type of scent with a hint of sweetness to it. Beautifully scented, and will be liked by most people. Just the fragrance alone makes me want to use other body products in this range because it’s so nice, and definitely has a Summer vibe to it.

How to use.

Apply to wet skin using circular movements. Rinse and pat dry.

On the skin.

I ran a bath before using this scrub, and added nothing to it so it didn’t influence the use of this. This was applied onto my skin after I popped into the shower. I think my skin should have been more damp than wet, as I felt I used more of this than what I should have. But what I found despite this was the texture of this scrub is something I have never experienced before. It’s not quite oil based and not quite cream based, a bit like a hybrid. In my hands, it was a little gloppy if honest, but on the skin it rubbed over it easily.

I could feel the exfoliating grains in this which were the perfect size and shape e.g not sharp. As it rubbed into the skin it became more oil like but not greasy, quite light weight so I would even say closer to a dry oil in feel. Very easy and quick in application and I quite enjoyed the process.

Rather than wash this off I sank myself into the bath. The scrub on my skin turned the water into a milky cloudy colour, so I felt as if I was getting a bath soak as well as a scrub. Having the fragrance wafting around the bathroom really did give this stage an added relaxation element and finished off the process perfectly.

Skin afterwards.

Once out of the bath I lightly patted myself dry. My skin looked quite normal but not that typical dull, matt, just towel dried looked. It wasn’t shiny but it didn’t look or feel dry in anyway. Smooth, hydrated, softy fragranced with zero need for a body lotion.

Recommended?

Lets put it this way, it’s going on my repurchase list! massive thumbs up from me.You get a good amount of scrub for the price, which is affordable. A massive help is it’s regularly on some form of special offer as well. This is really important because once it’s finished you don’t have to worry about cost because its not expensive. The scrub itself is very unusual in texture, but very effective in it’s exfoliating action. Highly moisturising and a joy to soak in. Ideal if you want the moisturising benefits of an oil based scrub but don’t want something too oily in feel. So why would I NOT recommend this?

If you want to grab this scrub, it’s currently on a special offer at Superdrug. Buy one get one half price if you purchase anything from a Superdrug face and body range plus 10% off anything from the Vitamin E range (at time of writing this post). Happy shopping!

Superdrug’s Bloom Driftwood & Sea Salt Body Mist

Using some form of fragrance for me is like finishing off an outfit. Once it’s sprayed onto my clothes, it’s my sign that its time to go and to start my day. Are there particular fragrances or types I want to wear at certain times? No not really. Whatever I fancy at the moment is what I chose, which could be a completely different type of scent the following day. That’s why my collection is sizeable. Mostly, this consists of body/perfume mists with a few actual perfumes thrown in. One body mist I’ve recently been using is Superdrug’s Bloom Driftwood & Sea Salt Body Mist. Usual price is £2.99, I bought this when on offer for 99p!

Superdrug’s Bloom Driftwood & Sea Salt Body Mist

Why did I chose this one?

The scents I tend to go for are quite typical and predictable. Fruity, bakery based. Maybe floral and feminine, but mixed with something else to give it a feel of sophistication rather than making me smell like a granny. This I wanted it to be totally different. From the fragrance name alone, it conjured up something quite clean and fresh with a twist, which is exactly what I wanted, especially to wear during Summer.

Packaging.

Tall and thin plastic rectangular spray topped bottle. Totally clear, very basic in look. The thing that makes it stand out is the label. Designed very simply but mint green in colour providing it a much needed pop.

Scent Description from Superdrug’s Website.

Driftwood and Seasalt Body Mist : a contemporary classic fragrance, combining amber and fresh notes of bergamot, infused with base notes of sandalwood.

How does this smell to me?

A salty sea breeze mixed in with a hint off woodiness and spice. There’s a slight herbal edge in here with some subtle powdery notes and sweetness. It’s a great combination of elements in one fragrance. It gives a unique take on a clean smelling scent. I love how this screams Summer to me, but there isn’t a flower or tropical fruit scent to this in sight. Quite a unisex fragrance in my opinion and not targeting a particular age range. This would appeal to a large number of people regardless of age or sex.

Strength & Longevity.

Strength is medium. What I like about this body mist, is it could easily be an overwhelming fragrance but it isn’t. Too strong and this could kill the senses, but it’s strong enough to enjoy the aroma. Longevity for me could have been a little longer. I found myself having to top this up a few times during the day as the strength seemed to dive somewhat, and I really wanted the initial strength back. But in all honesty I think I would have reapplied regardless as I just love how it smells!

Recommended?

This scent is gorgeous! I absolutely love it! Every time I use this it literally makes me smile! I even spray my son with this when he needs freshening up. Despite the fact I would like this to retain it’s strength for longer, I still think this is a killer fragrance. It’s different, it’s in keeping with the Spring/Summer seasons, and I think it has mass appeal. Why oh why they don’t sell this in wax melt or reed diffuser form I do not know as it needs to exist!

Currently, at time of writing this, this fragrance and others in the range are on a 2 for £5.00 deal. So if you are thinking of keeping one for yourself, and gifting one to some lucky person, get your body mist groove on here.

Miss So….? Secret Crush Perfume Mist

Smelling good means feeling good. It’s no wonder people spend money buying various lotions, potions, perfumes and fragrances to make sure they smell nice. What I love is you don’t have to spend a fortune achieving this. If it’s a fragrance you want to use, there are many body mists available that provide beautiful scents but not at the same cost as actual perfumes. On my current fragrance rotation is Miss So….? Secret Crush Perfume Mist I bought from Superdrug last year. Half price at £2.98.

Why did I chose this one? At the time of purchase I bought a few different fragrances. What appealed to me with this one was the scent description sounded quite fresh, whereas most of my body mists are more fruity or bakery based. I thought this would make a nice change and give me more of a varied selection at home to use.

Miss So..? Secret Crush Perfume Mist

Scent Description ( taken from website ). The So…? Secret Crush fragrance transports your senses to fields of peony and cherry blossom, settling into fruity notes of blushing apricot, before wrapping you in a sweet embrace of amber and musk.

Packaging. This scent comes in a pale blue bottle with white and black detailing e.g spray top, labelling and logo.The look of this is simple. Quite youthful and fashionable.

My scent description. Has an almost soap and water sort of cleanness to it, mixed with floral notes. There’s a powdery element to it and definitely a hint of musk. There is a sweetness to this but not sure whether it’s coming from something floral or fruity but it definitely lifts the scent. Not heady or overpowering.

Strength & Longevity. I don’t think this is designed to be very powerful which isn’t a bad thing. I would say this is light to medium. But to build up the strength like most fragrances you can just apply a little more if needed. Longevity I found if I used this before work, I could still smell this when I finished. I didn’t need to top it up at all. Through out my shifts the scent was still there but just became less obvious.

Top tip. I haven’t smelt all of the scents from this range, but if they are all of similar strength, why not layer them over each other if you find two or maybe three that compliment the other/s. This way you are creating something unique and personal to you.

Recommended? Totally recommended. The scent is a lovely one which I actually think is perfect for Spring and Summer. It’s not too heavy, and gives you a clean scent which isn’t boring or one dimensional. This is quite pretty but not in an obvious floral or feminine way. It’s a scent most people will like and its great for everyday use with a decent strength and longevity. And the great bit is this is regularly on some form of offer at Superdrug, making it super affordable!

Fancy adding a new scent to your fragrance wardrobe? Current price is £5.99 or 2 for £8.00. Get yours at Superdrug here now.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

Gratitude is a word that I try to think about everyday. Being grateful for what I have, who I have and where I am in this crazy thing called life is always in the back of my mind. And this extends to the physical side of myself. Accepting the good and the bad bits ( literally! ) of how I appear is something that perhaps with age is now easier. But by the grace of all that is holy if I can improve on those irritating things I don’t like I WILL! My personal annoying part of my face is my eyes. So I bought Superdrug’s Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream to give them a boost. Normally £3.99 for 15ml, I purchased it on a buy one get one half price deal around month ago.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

Why did I buy this? In all honesty I didn’t want this product! I wanted something else but it wasn’t available. So I opted for this for a few reasons. I just needed an eye product because my last one had ran out, so something was better than nothing. It was priced well so very affordable. Plus I’ve never used anything from this subrange before so thought I would give it a whirl!

What is this supposed to do? This eye cream is designed for normal to dry skin. Its supposed to improve the overall look of the eye area by nourishing it ( not my wording it’s Superdrug’s ). Personally, I think its purpose is to keep the eye area moisturised therefore making it look better.

My eye concerns. The skin under my eyes generally is normal but can have their dry days. But my main concerns at the moment are the fact they can look very tired, lifeless and suffer from dark circles from time to time.

Packaging. Like a lot of eye creams this comes in a tube. Neutral in colour, screw top lid and to release the product you simply squeeze it out.

Texture. Definitely cream like in texture but not runny, so holds its shape when its released from the tube. Has a slightly waxy feel to it but not greasy. Off white in colour.

How to use. With fingertips, gently apply to around the eye area.

In use. I use a small dot placed on the tip of my finger and gently pat it around my eyes and then softly massage it in. You really don’t need much of this and with all eye products less is more. It feels very light weight but still moisturising, and doesn’t give a greasy look to under and around the eyes. It hasn’t caused puffiness either which is good. This area looks normal in appearance but they feel hydrated. This is my current eye cream so this is my general routine morning and evening after a cleansed skin, and I’ve been using this for a few weeks now.

Top tip. Leave this in the fridge to provide a cooling effect if your eyes really have gone through the ringer.

Would I buy this again? I would but not regularly. It wouldn’t be a product I would need to use all the time, just at certain time periods. Wearing a face mask can make this area dry for me. Not drinking enough water or lack of sleep does the same. And dare I say with hay fever season coming up this is a good product for me to have on stand by. But for everyday use I need something else. I think my eyes have felt in good condition using this but I need a product to make them look more alive which I don’t think this has done for me. No change with the appearance of dark circles. But bare in mind, this is not what this product promises to do, this is just what my own concerns are.

Recommended? If under your eyes looks and feel dry then its a yes! This eye cream will not only give the feeling of light relief but will keep them moisturised. Easy to use, sinks into the skin quickly and if needed could be layered with a lighter textured eye product such as a serum. Not a product I personally think will make your eyes pop with energy and vibrancy, but will stop them drying out so a great maintenance product. Ideal if you are on a small beauty budget so easy to keep repeat purchasing.

Are you thinking of adding this to your skincare collection? Visit Superdrug here to grab this tube to help those thirsty eyes. get drink. *At the time of writing this post this product is on a buy one get one half price deal again. Perfect time to stock up on some goodies!

Delicious Destinations Flamingo Body Mist

I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I bought a perfume. When I say perfume I mean a branded one, fashion house, eau de toilette or eau de parfum. Why? I don’t have the budget! No, that’s a lie….If I buy one fragrance for £30-50 I could spend that on a multitude of different things I love such as gin, wax melts, bath bombs, books etc. So keeping it cheap and cheerful but still wanting to smell nice means body mists are one of my must buys. Delicious Destinations from Superdrug is what I douse myself with at the moment. At a cost of £3.99 ( at the time it was half price ) for 100ml.

Delicious Destinations Flamingo Body Mist

Why did I buy this one? I like to smell nice! Body mists are affordable so I buy one or five at a time. But going for this particular fragrance was because I love sweet and fruity scents. Anything these days that has a connection with unicorns, flamingos or lamas seems to be part of that fragrance range so I assumed Delicious Destinations Flamingo would fall into that category.

Packaging. This mist comes in a plastic bottle with a pump spray to release fragrance. The shape of it is nice, not straight up and down. But wider at the top and gets more narrower further down. On the front is a picture of a flamingo. On the back all the information you need e.g ingredients, on a colourful, bright, ombre effect label.

Scent Description. On Superdrug’s website it just says this is bold, feminine and flirty! But on the actual bottle it keeps it much more easier to digest and says coconut, milk and orchid!

My scent description. Slightly floral but delicate. I hate floral on its own and when its strong, but find it creates a lovely base for many a fragrance and it does with this one. Coconut is there too. Think of the usual coconut fragrance you get with most things and that’s what this is. So it has a tropical edge to it and sweetness. The milk bit I can only assume is coconut milk rather than milk on its own, because there is a slight creaminess to this. Overall it’s a nice fragrance, quite summery and one that has my name all over it.

Strength & Longevity. Strength I would say is light to medium. I am not sparing with this body mist at all! My uniform and coat before I start work gets a generous spritz, and that will last me for the whole 4 plus hours of physical work. I feel it does lessen over that time in strength but it’s there, which is what you want.

Recommended? Yes! For a few reasons. One, it smells nice. Two, its a good size and even if like me you use this a lot, it should last awhile. Three, it has a good strength and longevity about it but you won’t smell like a 5 year old has gone to town with your fragrance playing grown up. And fourthly, this and other scents in the range are regularly on some form of offer. So whether its half price or buy one get one free, its super affordable!

Want to smell like you are on holiday? Closest any of us will be to that I’m afraid for now! Get yours from Superdrug here. *at time of writing this, this currently is half price. PLUS, if you want this but in a stronger formulation e.g eau de toilette, here it is! Also half price! Kerching!

Miss So? Midnight Magic Oriental Vanilla & Praline Perfume Mist

I don’t think there are many people who would disagree with this comment, but smelling good is important. It’s like adding icing on top of a cake, it just finishes off a person. Fragrance of any sort whether its on myself, in my home or car, really helps my mood and how I generally feel. So it should come as no surprise that I have one or ten body mists floating around my bathroom, which I pick and use depending on what I want to smell like. One on my current rotation is Miss So?’s Midnight Magic Perfume Mist in Oriental Vanilla & Praline scent. Bought from Superdrug for £2.98 ( usually price £5.99 ).

Why this one? I buy body mists regularly because they are a lot cheaper than actual perfumes. I can use them as little or often as I like without worrying about the cost of replacing them. This one I opted for because I had never tried this mist and this particular fragrance. It was on sale at half price, and with the fragrance containing my loved vanilla I thought I would naturally like it.

Packaging. Very cute. Not much different from a body spray in regards to the bottle and how its housed e,g shape and lid. Bottle is soft pink in colour. The brand and fragrance name simply put in black and white which gives it a clean, stylish and modern feel to it with relevant details/information on the back.

Miss So? Midnight Magic Oriental Vanilla & Praline Perfume Mist

Scent. This is made for me! It has that familiar vanilla smell to it. A little sweet, creamy, almost bakery like. There’s also a hit of what I can only describe as toffee or fudge like in scent, but its not massively obvious but there. And the tiniest splash of floral finishes it off. Not too sweet but great for those who love sweet scented fragrances.

Strength & longevity. Strength was light. I could smell it as I applied it and when I sprayed it over myself e.g clothes. But I never found it to be that strong I could just give myself a little spritz and off I went. To get the desired strength I would spray ALOT of this on myself. Longevity could have been better too. I didn’t really notice the smell throughout the day. If it was there it was very very light. If I had the time while at work I would reapply this but I never do. So strength and longevity for me could be improved on and a little disappointing.

Recommended? I liked the scent of this and the price when on offer was good value. But I needed this to be punchier and linger more. Now, I take on board the fact this is a body mist and not a perfume so I never expected too much. But I’ve had products like this before and they’ve been stronger, so for me I wouldn’t buy this particular one again. BUT I would happily try this in another version such as the Eau Fraiche or something from a different fragrance family to see if that makes a difference.

I wouldn’t recommend this to someone who wants a strong, long lasting scent. But for a bakery lover fragrance wise wanting something light and not heavy, this might right up your street! Still on a half price deal at £2.98 ( at time of writing this post ), you can visit your Superdrug or order online here for your sweet scented treat.

Superdrug’s Black Castor & Shea Leave In Conditioning Cream

Despite the fact I’m in my 4th decade of life, it’s only recently I’ve begun to learn about my hair. Growing up I didn’t really have anyone to help and teach me about how to look after Afro Caribbean hair, but I guess its better late then never! One product I now use regular is a leave in conditioner. Over the last few weeks I’ve been using Superdrug’s Black Castor & Shea Leave In Conditioning Cream to keep my hair in check.

Superdrug’s Castor & Shea Leave In Conditioning Cream

Why this one? My usual leave in conditioner ran out. Normally I would buy it when it’s on special offer, which it wasn’t at the time I needed to repurchase it. So I was looking for an alternative to do the same job but at a more affordable price. I was already in a Superdrug store and thought this product could be ideal for my hair type and my wallet.

What is this supposed to do? This product is designed to control frizz, add shine and make hair more manageable.

How to use. Can be used on damp or dry hair. Use from roots to end of hair.

Consistency. It’s not runny and reminds me of a body lotion. Smooth, has a little hold to it and I could feel a slight waxiness to it while I used it.

Scent. Loved how this smelt! It’s not strong but its floral like, quite sweet which reminds me of a delicate vanilla, but not to heady. Absolutely gorgeous and way too easy to sniff regularly.

How did I use this. I used this on damp hair. Either straight after it had been washed and conditioned, or hair sprayed with water so its not dry. On both occasions I sectioned my hair to create individual twists. I’ve used this on both my hair and my daughter’s.

In use. I’m naturally very generous with whatever leave in conditioner I use. I know my hair will soak it up, and because I use it once a week I don’t want to skimp. So, after combing through my damp hair, I applied this all over. From my roots to the ends of my hair it get coated but not drenched. Very easy to apply. The conditioner stayed where it needed to go because of its consistency.

Very easy to style my hair after application . My hair wasn’t greasy or sticky just moist, but with that slight waxy feel I mentioned previously. My hair looked hydrated, twists defined and overall neat. I also couldn’t help but feel and see my hair being a little more bouncy than usual which was a pleasant surprise! Did I see any shine? It’s a bit hard to on natural Afro hair so not really.

Daughter’s hair after a wash and roughly twisted after using the conditioning cream the day before

After a few days. This is typical with any leave in conditioner for me and why I use one once a week. My hair didn’t look or feel dry. Twists still reasonably neat, no residue in hair or scalp and no greasy feeling. But I can tell, especially with the weather being colder and central heating on, it will need to be treated at the end of the week.

Negatives? 250ml of product isn’t enough for me! I use this or something similar on both myself and my daughter’s hair so the bigger the tub the better the value and longer it lasts.

Did it do the job? I would say so yes. It added moisture to my hair in the form of a leave in treatment of sorts before styling. My hair pretty much will be untouched for a whole week so needs this. Very easy to style my hair and enjoyable because of the scent and texture when in use. And I also found that when I redid my twists so repeating the whole process, my hair was less tangled and easier to comb through ( if I had used this the previous week ).

Recommended? I really like this product! I’m glad I gave this a go as I tend to head towards specific hair care products for Afro Caribbean hair. How it behaves on other hair types I can’t comment on, but on my own hair it did exactly what it needed to do and wasn’t too expensive which is always a plus point!

Fancy trying this product or anything else from this sub range? Visit Superdrug here treat your hair the way it should be treated. * At time of writing this post, this is on a 3 for 2 deal with various hair care products and lines.