Thursday, 3 May 2012

things i use regularly.

so i see many posts about the latest products etc and others about peoples daily products that they use and it made me wanna do something similar.
this one is hair, face & body. gonna share with you the stuff i use on a regular basis.
i also really like the idea of doing a make up one - to include nail varnish - so ill be doing that in next few days too.
maybe even a whats in my bag one if ya lucky! haha :)

so, a few of the products i use i havent seen on blogger so far. could well be cause they're not new out so may have been reviewed way before i started looking on here. but anyway, here goes!

please remember! im just a normal girl, im not rich and i dont like to spend much on products so please dont expect fancy stuff! :)

1. trevor sorbie - beautifully straightened blow dry spray.
ill be honest, i was initially drawn to this cause its in a pink bottle! heat protection, shine enhancing and meant to help get kinks out as you put it on damp hair before blow drying. well my hair can be a bit wild so im not sure about the kinks bit, havent really noticed anything different there but it deffo makes my hair a lot more shiny and healthy looking. it also smells SO good unlike other ones ive tried!! i really do love the smell and the way it gives my hair a healthy shine. you can get it in boots and it costs about £4-£5 but it lasts ages so well worth it.

2. herbal essences - hello hydration.
i first chose this cause my poor hair has to put up with me dying it, blow drying it and curling or straightening it quite often and i didnt want it to dry out or end up with loads of split ends inbetween cuts. any product i use HAS to smell nice, its a must. and this smells gorgeous! its coconutty and even after drying and styling my hair i can still smell it which i love. it leaves my hair feeling soft and this, along with the trevor sorbie and bed head products, really leave my hair in brilliant condition. also i have my hair cut every 10-12 weeks and i very rarely find split ends. you can get this everywhere (that sells shampoo!) and it costs about £2-£3.

3. batiste - dry shampoo - blush.
again, i first chose this cause its pink! i had tried samy fat hair dry shampoo but didnt think much of it to be honest which was so disappointing cause it cost a lot and smells really good. so i decided to try this one as i spotted it while doing a food shop! i didnt really know what to expect after the samy one but its much better. you dont seem to have to use as much to get a result so it lasts longer than the samy one. it smells real good too. when you spray it, it makes you look like you're going grey hahaha.. it says to brush it through, im not sure if its cause i have really thick hair but that didnt work for me so i pray it then rub it in, works much better and quicker for me.
the only downside i found was that its a pain to wash out, i have to give it an extra wash but again that could be cause my hair is just so thick. you can get it from supermarkets and places like boots/superdrug and it costs around £2.

 4. tigi: bed head: self absorbed conditioner.
i hate when my hair gets tangled. this is the solution to my problem. after ive shampooed my hair, i stick this in and comb through it with the shower comb. it leaves my hair lovely and soft to touch and helps me get a brush thought it after! it smells quite nice - its citrus - orangey, not my favourite smell but its not horrible by any means. tigi isnt the cheapest of products but they are generally pretty good. i used to use the oatmeal and honey shampoo (highly recommend -smells divine!) but it does cost a bit more than i can afford right now. the conditioner lasts forever though hence i've still got it! - ooh i did buy the salon size though (around £11. varies in price depending on size and where you buy it. i always bought mine on cheapsmells - cheapest i found. (also recommend this site for perfume! so much cheaper than any of the shops!)

5. samy fat hair - "0" calories - amplifying hair spray.
in 5 words: the. best. hair. spray. ever! the amount of hair sprays ive tried, this doesnt come close to any of them! i first bought it when it was on bygof. i hate when i tie my hair up and have all the little short baby hair bits all at the bottom - this hair spray was absolutely perfect for holding it all up for the whole day and considering how thick my hair is, i was well impressed - it also smells real nice! if you want a hair spray that doesnt just say hold, it actually does hold, then you need this! its not the cheapest but its deffo worth the money, around £5-£6, i always wait til they're on bogof :)

 1. ceramic babyliss curling tongs.
has a 38mm barrel so perfect for big bouncy curls. did try a curling wand but really didnt get on with it, i found it took a lot longer and my hair was always sliding off! so these are perfect cause you like clamp yr hair in and twist! has a swivel bottom too which really helps and different heat settings - i always put it on the highest but thats cause i have thick hair. always always use heat defence with these cause it really dried the ends out where you clamp it in (dont clamp it right on the ends of your hair if you can help it). these were a real bargain (£20 from argos) considering how lush my hair looks when i've used them.

2. ghds.
i dont think i know any girl that doesnt have ghds! my fiance aaron bought me these a couple years back for christmas, what a star he is! as you probably know by now i just LOVE pink so you can imagine the excitement when i opened these. i dont know any straighteners that do a good job like these do, especially on thick hair that tends to have a mind of its own half the time. a must for any girl!

3. shower comb.
another must for anyone with quite long hair, especially if it tends to tangle. i always wash my hair then put conditioner in and comb through my hair. i swear i was a really fluffy cat in a previous life cause it malt like a gooden! which is why i always comb my hair through when i wash it, if not when i come to stick a brush through it, i have half a wig on the floor! this was only like £1 from wilkinsons.

 1. palmolive shower milk for dry skin.
i have tried a couple of different smells of this but this one is my favourite - its the coconut one.
i dont have dry skin i just love how soft it leaves my skin feeling and the smell and its perfect for shaving too. some shower gels bring me up in a rash when i shave with them but this one doesnt. its just over £1 i think so well worth it.

2. st ives invigorating apricot scrub.
the best facial scrub ive ever bought. you really notice the difference even after the first wash. my mum got me using this, it leaves your skin really soft and doesnt leave it dry. its got like bits in it that really get in your pores and give a good, thorough clean. another one that smells nice too! about £2 or £3 from places like superdrug and boots.

3. johnsons 24 hour moisture - hand cream.
the first time i used this was where i used to work, i had real dry hands and one of my friends said they had some in their locker i could use, off i went and this is the hand cream they had. the funniest part was the person is a bloke! i so laughed at him for it but he was like "hey, its good stuff! my girlfriend uses it!" haha, so yeah.. its silky soft but not greasy. yet another that smells good. and its pink! :)

4. skin system cleansing facial wipes.
yet another product that i chose for the colour. these are the fragranced ones, they have a nice smell. it says facial wipes but they're handy for anything - my other half uses them for fishing just to give his hands a clean lol.. some facial wipes are so expensive. i cant see the point spending that much myself! they're from asda for £1, bargain!

5. montagne jeunesse blemish mud mask.
who doesnt love chilling out with a face mask on?! to be fair cause i use the st ives scrub i probably dont even need to use this but i do cause i enjoy it! its like a nice treat for my face lol.. i use it every couple of weeks and like the st ives scrub, it leaves your face soft and doesnt dry it out. if i had to choose this or st ives it would deffo be st ives cause its more of an every day (i use it every other day) product. these are great for every now and then though - and for girly nights! £1 from supermarkets etc.

1. perfume: paco rabanne - lady million
my absolute favourite perfume. ive nearly finished my 2nd 50ml bottle since xmas. oops! i cant just squirt it a couple of times, i get a bit carried away! it just smells SO good. i used to get paco rabanne - black xs but then this come out and i fell in love! i cant think how to describe the smell, you'll have to pop in somewhere and try it yourself :) it is a little more expensive than id like but i love it too much not to have it. for 80ml your looking at £63 from the perfume shop or boots but from cheapsmells you can get it for £50. quite a saving.

2. perfume: pacha - psicodelic (i know its spelt wrong but thats how they spell it!)
i found this lush perfume when me and aaron went to ibiza 3 years ago. it has such a lovely, sweet smell with a hint of cherry (the logo for the nightclub pacha is 2 cherries) - its a real summery smell. i actually hate cherries so its strange that i like this but its not like cherry cherry.. its hard to explain, its just really nice!! ive searched the internet and you cant buy it in england which is such a shame. although luckily for me my parents go to lanzarote every year and they sell it over there so i always get them to get me some :) its only like 15 euros for 50ml so pretty cheap considering how nice it smells.

3. palmolive soft and gentle anti-perspirant deodrant.
ive tried the other smells of this but i like this one the best. and it just so happens to be the pink one! i hate those deodrants that really sting when you put them on after you've shaved your pits. my skin can be quite sensitive and it took me a while to find one that didnt sting or give me a rash - even the pricier brands like sure and nivea were no good for me. so i tried this and was pleasantly suprised - no rash and no sting whatsoever even straight after shaving and even if i cut myself by accident. it doesnt leave white marks and i never have bo bo, even after the gym :) cant remember the price but its always on offer - thats when i stock up! lol..

so, thats all the stuff i use on a regular basis. - i havent just bought it to give it a go, every item above is not my first time using it and i really do recommend all of it!
hope it hasnt been too boring to read! will be doing a make up one next.

do any of you use any of these items? what are your views - good or bad? xxx

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