Autumn is such a lovely season isn’t it? It’s the time where you can get out your chunky wool knits, stew up some stodgy soup and for me, it’s the season where I usually tend to overindulge with the pampering, because why not?
Today I thought I’d share with you some products that I’ve been loving over the past month or so; some of them are things that I’ve used before, and some are great new finds. 🙂
It’s candle season y’all! So first up I’ve got The Body Shop’s Aloe & Soft Linen scented candle* – this is my first Body Shop candle and guys…I LOVE it. I’m one of those weird people who loves the smell of fresh clothes/laundry and the scent really comes through on this one. The burn isn’t as clean as I would like it to be, and there has been quite a bit of wax left over since it’s burnt down, however the scent is simply gorgeous; fresh, light and it smells of Autumn morning. This will definitely be getting repurchased at some point.
Next we have Autumn in a bottle. If Autumn had a fragrance, this would be it. The Givenchy Dahlia Divin fragrance is extremely woody, with floral hints. Notes include patchouli, plum, jasmine, sandalwood and vetiver; I’m a HUGE sandalwood fan and love woody, earthy scents in general so this baby right here is right up my street. I’d say the scent lasts for about 3/4 hours before I need to top it up and is available in sizes of 30ml, 50ml and 75 ml. The one above is 50ml.
On my journey of showing The Body Shop love comes one of their most popular products; The Body Butters, or as I like to call them, ‘The Butters’. Shea butter is my favourite moisturising agent BAR NONE and works exceptionally well during the frosty months. The Shea Body Butter is everything I love in a moisturiser; thick, creamy and intensive. It’s no wonder it’s a best seller!
Now for something completely different; an actual bar of soap. Because my skin type is dry and slightly sensitive, I never typically use bars of soap as I find them to be very irritable; however my body just seems to agree with the Beau Jardin Lavender & Jasmine Exfoliating soap*. Now, I just need to wax lyrical about how gorgeously wrapped this soap was. I’d actually taken most of the packaging off before the above photo was taken! It came in lovely thick, black engraved wrapping paper, wax and this cute ivory lace bag; very French! The actual soap is very lovely to use. Although exfoliating, it isn’t harsh on the skin and I’ve found it pretty handy to use after shaving the legs as it makes ’em uber smooth. I’ve taken a look at some of the other products from this brand and the packaging is just TOO adorable! This would make an ideal gift.
Lastly we have what is possibly my favourite face wash of all time, Neal’s Yard Orange Flower facial wash. Ahh mate…when I tell you that my life was forever changed when I bought this; If you suffer from dry skin, or if you get dry patches, use this twice a day and on the 3rd day, the patches disappear – I swear down. I don’t know whether it’s down to the Ylang Ylang, Jojoba oil or Neruli, but this wash just seems to magically clear up dry patches in an instant and I love it. I’m currently on my 5th bottle and have no plans of stopping any time soon.
So there we have it! My top products this season, what are you guys feeling?