If I ever said that blogging wasn’t work, I apologise. It requires a lot more effort that it looks and I honestly have failed to live up to expectations.
When I first started blogging, I was giddy-headed and full of ambitious ideas. Grand blogposts churned out on a grand scale. And very quickly I realised that it was far too unsustainable; I was burning out, getting bored and distracted before I even geared up excitement for each post.
So here’s another shot at this thing, and I’m starting off small.
I thought I’d show what are the products I’m using in my bathroom at the moment.
From Left to Right:
A pumice stone. Nothing particularly riveting. But useful for getting rid of the hard bits of skin on your feet.
My Venus Spa razor. Brace yourselves, spring is coming. Time for the entire female sex to commit themselves to a regular schedule of hair removal.
Lush The Olive Branch Shower Gel. This smells heavenly; that tangy, zesty scent is just luxurious. And the olive oil in it is perfect for the extra bit of moisture, especially in the winter that just passed. It can also be used as a shampoo -godsend during those times when you’re in a tight spot. I noticed that it is slightly difficult to lather up as a shower gel (not so much as a shampoo), but its not something particularly distressing.
Lush American Cream Hair Conditioner. Apparently, it was inspired by quintessential strawberries and cream. And its perfect for me since I’ve rediscovered my love for strawberries. This nifty fella gets the job done and leaves my hair smelling lovely.
Lush H’suan Wen Hua Hair Mask. It’s supposedly named after some goddess of beautiful hair, though I’m Chinese and I’ve never heard anything of the sort. Marketing gimmick maybe? Who knows. At least I can go around saying it with an obnoxious Mandarin accent and people can’t say anything about it (because I’m
probably pronouncing it more accurately than them). Self-righteous racialism aside, I love this hair mask, though the smell can be somewhat off-putting for some. As with acquired tastes, I’ve sort of grown accustomed to its herbal scent, not to mention the wonders it does to my hair keep me repurchasing this old reliable.
Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask. I love a good mask, and Lush hits home by making them fresh. Kept refrigerated, one is treated to a cool and thick treat when applied. While it looks like a tiny pot, the substantial consistency of these masks mean you don’t actually have to scoop out a tonne of product each time. This particular mask smelled average and I had to be extra careful not to get any in my eyes. It stings.
Lush Don’t Look At Me Fresh Face Mask. You’re going to notice a Lush trend here, and I make no apologies for that. I love the brand. I preferred this mask to the Brazened Honey. It was cool, tingly, fresh-smelling, not to mention it made me look and feel like a Smurf when applied. Fantastic stuff.
Lush Big Shampoo. Where do I begin? This sea salt shampoo lathers like a dream and injects volume into my otherwise limp Asian tresses. All from a little dollop of product. A little goes a long way, and I’m still halfway though the pot. Great value there.
Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. This conditioner for your body works just like an in-shower moisturiser. You apply it over your damp, washed skin and rinse off. The result is delicately soft skin that smells like a heavenly rose-bush. This pampering treat is definitely on my repurchase list.
Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub. I have ridiculously chaffed and dry lips. It’s embarrassing. Even lip balm isn’t enough. Running this along my mouth gets rid of the excess bits of dry skin, and tastes like the cinema with all its buttery caramel delight. I could almost eat this (it helps that these are edible!).
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ White Skin Brightening Exfoliator. This was a sample from my Kiehl’s skincare purchase which I mostly use when I’m on short vacations. I might purchase a full-sized version when I need to get more exfoliating products since its dermatologically tested and I generally like it.
Premier By Dead Sea Premier Para Aromatic Facial Cleanser Micro Grains. This is the exfoliator I use once a week to get rid of dead skin cells and rejuvenate my face. The great thing about it is that it’s dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types, except during acne breakouts. The scent is rather unlikable but this product always makes my skin feel great. I bought this in Singapore so I’m not sure if its available in the UK.
Dirty Works Bath Soak. I brought this over with me thinking I could use it if I had a tub. Turns out I didn’t so I haven’t actually used it yet. It looks nice on my shelf though.
Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar. This was a gift on my trip to Lush to restock my bathroom essentials. I had a lovely chat with one of their sales assistants (all of them are amazing) and she knew that I liked using their Big Sea Salt Shampoo above and she was showing me this bar, which is a similar sea salt and seaweed version. I had actually intended to buy this bar myself, but as I was getting done in the shop that sales assistant approached me again and told me she really like me and enjoyed talking to me. So she switched out the one in my basket for this pre-packaged one that is part of their ‘Random Act of Kindness” policy and I wasn’t charged for it. One of the reasons I’m so loyal to Lush and always return to my local store.
That’s all I have for this post and I’m sorry I’ve been so lax on this site. Will probably do an empties post next because I’ve accumulated so much since being here. Keep your feelers out for that post.