Saturday, 18 May 2013

Bath Time Treats 01

Origins Rich Rewards Clinique 7 Day Scrub Hero | www.latenightnonsense.com Origins Rich Rewards | www.latenightnonsense.com Clinique 7 Day Scrub Hero | www.latenightnonsense.com

I love a long bath, there's nothing better than soaking for extended periods of time, especially when there are plenty of candles, bubble bath and a few of my favourite pampering treats. As such, I'm always on the look out for new products to put to good use while letting the steamy water do its work.

On a recent trip to Bicester Village, I came home with a few goodies from The Cosmetic Company. Firstly, Origins Rich Rewards Intensive Moisture Treatment (£14), an incredibly intense deep conditioning product to be used weekly after shampooing. I find it best when I really work it into the scalp and use a comb to get it through down to the tips of my hair. I probably use a little more than recommended as I have quite long hair, but a good handful should suffice for most. It smells incredibly dreamy, a really strong pear scent that works wonders letting it repair while you sit back and relax and is supposed to raise your spirits, bonus! I've used this twice now and have the shiniest  softest hair afterwards. Letting it dry a little naturally before blowdrying seems to really make a difference and I find I don't have to wash my hair as often after using this, which can only be a benefit. I've not tried it for the full 30 minutes, but have left it in for at least 15 previously. Make sure to give the treatment at least 5 minutes to work it's magic!

While I'm waiting for the Moisture Treatment to set in I reach for Clinique's 7 Day Scrub (£17.50) which is a creamy grainy forumla meant to exfoliate those problem areas and works really well on all skin types. Unlike most other scrubs, the grains are a little on the heavier side, which suits me completely. I can really feel it taking those dead skin cells and leaving me brighter, clearer skin. This might not be to everyones taste, but I'd yet to find a scrub quite like this one and, combined with their 3 Step Skincare, my skin hasn't felt this good in months. I like to really work this in with my fingers and then use a sea sponge to start to gently clean it off.

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These two products have really shaken up my bath time and I now cherish the extra moments I spend incorporating these into my routine. What do you use in that bath that you couldn't live without?

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  2. Ooh these products look lovely! Thank you for your very sweet comment on my Inglot post by the way :* I actually thought of your blog other day [hope that doesn't sound odd] when I came across a product that is supposed to help you sleep. It's a bit pricey and I have a bad suspicion that it's only available in the UK but it's Roque O'Neil's Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts. I don't know if you can get your hands on them but they're supposed to work like magic!

    xx,
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    1. No problems, it was a lovely colour and just makes me want to make my own set VERY soon. :)

      Oh wow, that's really helpful; I'll have to get my hands on this soon, but at £35 I might have to give a little gentle prodding to the boyfriend to make sure he's okay with the purchase! The reviews seem great and anything like that can only help; plus it's bath related, who doesn't love a long steamy soak in the tub before settling in for then night? Thanks for thinking of me, it's very sweet.

      xx

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  3. i love that clinique face wash - great for polishing and exfoliating the skin :)

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    1. I was never really sold on their skincare until recently, the products just keep getting better and this is definitely an exfoliator I can get along with. Some other brands don't make the grains hard enough.

      Thanks for reading!

      xx

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  4. That Origins moisture treatment sounds divine! Might have to give it a go sometime in the near future as I love hair products with a good fruity smell. Especially ones as crisp as pear!

    I have a favorite scrub that I use when I need a good exfoliation. It's the St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub! I find that the granules are just the right size! Though I have to be careful when I wash it away as I'll find scrubby bits in my hair or between my fingers and toes because it is so much like sand!

    I just bought the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body scrub to try, so I'll have to let you know how it goes! Smelled lush, that's for sure! xx

    Megan @ Little Miss Average

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    1. I'm a sucker for these kind of fragrances, but it's definitely not overwhelming. Bonus!

      I have a St. Ives scrub, but I can't recall it off the top of my head. It's a sea salt one I think, and it's lovely but I find the grain is a little too soft and I much prefer something with a bit more clout. I would say my skin leans more toward normal/sensitive side and this actually doesn't irritate it which was fantastic as I find the lighter scrubs make no impact at all.

      I'll have to let you know about my thoughts of the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrubs when I get around to typing up the post. I took pictures last week and been meaning to schedule it. This sounds lovely, are you going to do a post?

      xx

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