I've been meaning to do this blog post for quite sometime, but I've been struggling with lighting like many other bloggers have. But at the weekend the weather was good so I ensured I took full advantage. I have never really done a blog post as such delving into the depths of my bathroom as I didn't think it was that interesting. But I thought seeing as of late I have been using new products, changing routines and etc, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to blog about what's in my bathroom. So without further ado, here goes . . .
First of all, I should start off by saying I hate clutter so I popped into a local cheap shop and purchased the clear plastic storage container for a mere £1.00 . . yes, £1.00! Bargain! I thought by having this stops members of my family using my stuff (ha yes, they know not to touch anything IN the box), and it's a great way to keep that area of the window sill neat and tidy. Plus it's clear which is a great way to see what's in the container and when it need's a good clean.
1. Body - Imperial Leather shower gel 'Japanese Spa'
If I am honest, I am not too fussed as to what I use on my body, although I do like a product which is of good quality and gives a good lather. Imperial Leather is a shower gel my family and I always tend to use as it smells great and leaves the skin feeling smooth and nourished. There are loads of scents which Imperial Leather do and the majority are really pleasant. Imperial Leather has also become reasonably cheap; at £1 for a good quality product and brand, you honestly cannot go wrong.
Exfoliating the body was a step I never use to do as a teen, as I thought my skin was 'invincible' (oh how times have changed!). But since my early 20s, I ensure exfoliating is incorporated into my shower time routine. I have used a good few body exfoliators but the 3 which I enjoy using is the Soap and Glory 'Pulp Friction', Planet Spa and Palmers 'Cocoa Body Scrub'. My favourite body scrub is the Palmers one; it smells 'freaking' amazing, but leaves my skin feeling so so smooth and soft. It is quite gritty so might be a bit too much for those with sensitive skin, but it is amazing. Pulp Friction is also pretty good too; not as gritty as Palmers but it is really good. And the Planet Spa scrub I use on my feet; nothing is more cringy that seeing crusty feet, a part of the body many people forget to pay attention to!
3. Tools. . .
Everybody has tools in their bathroom . .and I am not referring to the building sort. A pet peeve which drives my parents up the pole is when I wash my hair, bits of hair clog the plug hole. My mum got so sick and tired of it, she purchased a cheap kitchen strainer thing and instructed me to ensure I use it everytime I wash my hair. Have to say, it was the best thing she ever suggested and purchased. My hair no longer clogs the bath and all hairs are caught in the strainer. Definitely a good investment for those who have a similar problem like myself.
I tend to detangle my hair under running water; this prevents tangled hair which is an utter nightmare for me to sort especially when I have lots of hair regrowth. Using the wide tooth comb helps to comb through my hair with ease and it also helps to evenly distribute conditioner from root to end. I have had this wide tooth comb for about 7/8 years, and it's still going strong.
I use to use VEET which many of you know come with the little spatula. And of course I decided to keep one of the spatulas incase it came in handy for something. Sometimes when I am applying conditioner to my hair, I often drop a big 'dollop' in the bath, or it splashes onto the shower curtain. This spatula is great at picking up the wastage and ensuring you get the most out of your products.
I like to multi task when in the shower especially if I am doing my hair. Once I have conditioned my hair a great way to ensure that it is out the way is using some normal salon clips. These I have had for sometime and they were great for holding the hair in place.
4. Tools. . .
And of course my tools does not stop there. I have an exfoliating brush which has massage prongs. If I am honest I only use this every so often as it can be a bit too much for my skin. But it really does get to the nitty gritty of removing the old, dead skin cells as well as massaging the skin.
Exfoliating gloves are a love/hate product. Some people find them to be amazing others find them to be too harsh. I personally love mine, as I am able to control how much pressure I use to exfoliate my skin, and I feel like I am able to get to every took and cranny. They are also really really cheap too.
The little clear face brush my mum purchased for me. She thought it would be a good little tool to have to get the best out of my facial product, and she was right. I tend to use this every few days, and I find it gives my skin a much deeper cleanse. It helps to really work the product into the skin which I can tell instantly once I have dried my face. The bristles are quite soft which you know will be kind to your skin. And to ensure the brush doesn't harber dust, a plastic cover comes with the brush.
The Razor is pretty self explanatory .. although I have used the same product (not same razor and etc, that would be gross) for the past 10 years. I can't fault my Venus Gillette, hasn't done me any harm whatsoever. Although not photographed here I tend to use the Gilette shaving foam as well, as it's kind to my skin and doesn't bring me out in rashes and etc.
5. Face. . .
If you follow me on twitter you, will know that I am constantly battling with my skin. I hold my hands up, my skin is not amazing, but it's not horrendous. I am forever always on the look out for products that are able to cater for my needs without drying out my skin and giving me more problems. I was using the Manuka Doctor Foaming Cleanser which started off great but after a while started to irritate my skin. Since starting my blog I have discovered brands I never heard of, brands which have certainly opened my eyes to skincare a lot more. Two brands which many people talk about in the blogging community is Origins and REN. If I'm being honest, I honestly thought these two brands were just hype, but when everyone is talking about the same brand, then you know they must be good.
I only recently purchased the REN products, so it wouldn't be fair for me to give a thorough review now. But at a later date, I shall feedback my thoughts on the REN products I have been using. But the Origins Clear Improvements Charcoal mask I have been using for a good few years, and I absolutely love it. I will warn you, it does get messy, but my skin afterwards, feels amazing. I did blog about this product which you can read about here.
. .So there you have it . . that concludes what's in my bathroom.
Hope you've enjoyed this blog post.
Would love to know what's in your bathroom.