SACHAJUAN - GINGER FLOWER BODY COLLECTION


As a huge fan of the cult, ‘Scandi’ haircare brand; SACHAJUAN, I was more than thrilled to have kindly been gifted two products from their new Body Collection! SACHAJUAN is a premium haircare brand that have recently delved into the world of body care, and having tried out their Shiny Citrus Body Wash and Body Lotion before, I knew I was in for a treat with the newly scented ‘Ginger Flower’ range!

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The new Body Collection makes up of 3 new products;

  1. Body Wash - scented in Ginger Flower

  2. Body Lotion - scented in Ginger Flower

  3. Hand Wash - scented only in Shiny Citrus

Both the Body Wash and Body Lotion contain Oat Beta Glucan, locally produced Swedish Oats which go through a patented and chemical-free manufacturing process which helps to lock in the goodness whilst improving the skin’s moisture levels. This also helps to soothe, calm and regenerate your skin allowing it to look smoother and more youthful!

I applied the Body Wash whilst in the shower and I found that the Ginger Flower scent was rather subtle yet refreshing with the citrusy notes of Lemon and Bergamot. My skin felt incredibly clean afterwards and soft to the touch! I then applied the Body Lotion once dried off and found that the scent at first didn’t seem to do much but after 10 minutes or so, once the lotion had absorbed into my skin, it smelt beautiful! I loved that the scent stayed on my skin for many hours after and again was subtle but added a boost to the Body Wash which helped to elevate the scent further. I also loved how the texture and consistency of the Body Lotion was smooth, it didn’t feel too dense or gloopy both during and after the application and like the Body Wash, it helped to leave my skin feeling soft!

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the new Body Collection - Ginger Flower products and I will admit, I’m still new to trying out Body Lotions, so this was a great experience and a different take on keeping my body and skin moisturised!

To learn more about the Body Collection, click here.

Be sure to also check out my other SACHAJUAN reviews such as their core products, their Matt Wax & Fibre Paste and the Ocean Mist Collection!

Have you tried anything by SACHAJUAN before? If so, what have you tried? Have you tried the new Ginger Flower Body Collection? What did you think? Are you a fan of Body Lotions? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!


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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2018


I cannot believe that this Christmas Gift Guide marks my third one, and that 2018 is almost over! Where has this year gone!? That being said, Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I wouldn’t be classed as a true blogger without bringing you a Gift Guide now would I? This Gift Guide contains many wonderful gift ideas such as skincare, fragrance, and scents for your home!

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SKINCARE

Sunday Riley - Holiday Heroes £100

One of my favourite newly found skincare brands of 2018: Sunday Riley! The Tidal - Water Enzyme Brightening Cream has become a new staple in my skincare routine and I love the fresh glow that it gives my skin and how hydrated my skin feels afterwards! To purchase, click here.

SACHAJUAN - Body Collection £68

One of my favourite haircare brands, SACHAJUAN have put together this special Holiday Body Collection which features: Normal Hair Shampoo 100ml, Hair Repair 100ml, Body Wash Shiny Citrus 300ml and Body Lotion Shiny Citrus 300ml. My personal favourite from this Holiday collection is their Hair Repair as my hair is bleached which means that it can often feel dry and limp, so the Hair Repair helps to restore it back to its natural state feeling healthy again! To purchase, click here.

Nivea - Shower & Shave Gift Set

I find that the Sensitive Shaving Foam from Nivea is the perfect way to ensure that my skin feels smooth without irritation, whilst the Sensitive Post Shave Balm helps to cool my skin down! Both of these products have 0% Alcohol within them meaning that there is no burning sensation and this Gift Set also comes with the 250ml Shower Gel which can be used for Body, Face & Hair. To purchase, you can find this Gift Set at a local drugstore such as Boots or Superdrug!

GLAMGLOW - My Little Pony Glitter Mask £30

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of camp and sparkle right!? These little Glitter Masks from GLAMGLOW are a fun way of getting all of the benefits of their original GRAVITYMUD™ Firming Treatment and help to make the skins contours look more defined after use. I have had a lot of fun using these with friends as they are a great addition for a pamper night! To purchase, click here.

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FRAGRANCES

Jo Malone - Orange Bitters Limited Edition (30ml) £48

When I first smelt Orange Bitters a few years ago, I will admit that it wasn’t my favourite scent and I found the opening a little too sharp for me, but after spraying it again this year on a whim, I fell in love with it! A cosy, warm fragrance that has a longevity of 5-6 hours on my skin with a sillage that feels light-medium and is guaranteed to get you a compliment or two! To purchase, click here.

Jimmy Choo - Man Gift Set £45.50

Containing the iconic fragrance ‘Man’ in both Eau De Toilette (50ml) and All-Over Shower Gel (100ml), this gift set is ideal to splurge out on a treat for yourself or a man in your life who enjoys smelling fresh with a woody twist! To purchase, click here.

Jimmy Choo - Eau De Parfum (60ml) £57

Another offering from Jimmy Choo, this time in the female form! Perfect for the special woman in your life who will feel luxurious by wearing this with the notes of Pear Nectar, Sweet Italian Orange, Tiger Orchid, Toffee and Indonesian Patchouli. To purchase, click here.

David Beckham - Inspired By Respect Gift Set £19.95

This gift set by David Beckham contains the Eau De Toilette (40ml) and the Shower Gel (200ml). The fragrance contains notes such as Bergamot, Cardamom and AmberXtreme which has a sophisticated feel, perfect for an evening! To purchase, click here.

Vera Wang - Embrace Green Tea & Pear Blossom Gift Set £40

An elegant fragrance for an elegant woman that feels fresh and floral with notes of Peony, Orange Blossom which then dries down into a muskier take with the note of Sandalwood finishing the fragrance off on a confident note! This gift set contains the Eau De Toilette (30ml) alongside the Body Lotion (75ml). To purchase, click here.

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SCENTS FOR THE HOME

Molton Brown - Festive Frankincense & All Spice (180g) and Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine (180g) £42 each

Molton Brown’s Limited Edition Christmas candles come in two different scents, the first being; Festive Frankincense & All Spice which contains:

  • Top Notes: Elemi, Caraway, Pimento Berry.

  • Middle Notes: Frankincense, Cedarwood, Guaiac Wood.

  • Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood.

For me, out of the two, this one is my favourite! It just screams Christmas and has a spicy feel to the scent which leaves the room smelling wonderfully festive and cosy! To purchase, click here.

The second scent is the; The Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine which is a complete contrast to the Festive Frankincense and contains:

  • Top Notes: Juniper Berry, Violet Leaf, Elemi.

  • Middle Notes: Pine Tree, Cedarwood, Clary Sage.

  • Base Notes: Balsam, Oakmoss, Musk Notes.

To me, this candle epitomises ‘Winter Wonderland’ and has a real green, earthy tone to the scent! To purchase either of these, click here.

Anya Hindmarch - Chewing Gum £50

When I first saw the name of this candle, I was immediately wanting to get my hands on this! I carry chewing gum around with me everywhere so this candle felt very apt for me. Anyway! When I first smelt this, the notes of Mint and Pink Pepper were the most prominent and when I lit the candle, the scent became fruity and fresh. Perhaps better suited for Spring/Summer! This candle is ideal for those looking for a gift that’s a little quirky and different this Christmas! To purchase, click here.

Chapter Organics - The Remedy Candle £22

Hand poured, all natural, soy wax candle with a single cotton wick, The Remedy Candle is a fusion of Peppermint, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Essential Oils. This blend of ingredients aims to help those experiencing the symptoms of a cold, nausea, congestion and sickness. I can vouch for this helping to relieve those symptoms as when I was suffering from a cold, due to the being scent rather overpowering and strong, that despite not being able to smell other things, I could smell this candle! The scent lingers in the air long after it has burnt, and I also love that Chapter Organics are based in Boston Spa, just 30 minutes from where I live! To purchase, click here.

Sanctuary Spa - Divine Candle Trio £9.37

This gorgeous little trio of candles by Sanctuary Spa comes in the scents of;

  1. Golden Rose Oud

  2. Signature Sanctuary

  3. Vanilla Gingersnap

All of these are 50g and I have found these to be delightful scents! My personal favourite is the Vanilla Gingersnap, creamy with a spicy kick! To purchase, click here for a list of places to buy from.

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I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Gift Guide this year as much as I have enjoyed putting it together! All that’s left to say now is, have a fabulous Christmas!

Have you got your hands on any of these gifts mentioned in my Gift Guide? Are there any you would love to try out? Do you have your eye on any of these for yourself? Do you like my choices this year? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!


SACHA JUAN: OCEAN MIST COLLECTION


Going away this Bank Holiday? Unsure of what haircare products to take with you that will fit inside your luggage? Well fear not, as one of my all-time favourite haircare brands; Sacha Juan have created a mini travel sized collection taken from the iconic haircare line; Ocean Mist which features the signature 'Ocean Silk' technology!

SACHA JUAN: OCEAN MIST COLLECTION

Sacha Juan's Ocean Mist Collection is made up of three travel sized bottles:

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  1. Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo (100ml)
  2. Ocean Mist Volume Conditioner (100ml)
  3. Ocean Mist (50ml)

Having used these products myself, what I particularly love about this mini-collection is that it gives you that texture without leaving your hair feeling rough and brittle. I have bleached my hair twice in the past year now, and with that comes a lot of problems such as my hair feeling rather thin and dry and when my hair began to feel that way, I have then used both the Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo followed by the Conditioner. 

The Shampoo left my hair feeling incredibly clean and as though it had been brought back to life again! With the added volume from the Conditioner, this also made my hair feel as though it had more volume back to it again, similar to how it felt prior to having my hair bleached. The Ocean Mist is a mix between a hairspray and a styling product which allows your hair to be played around with until your desired effect but still has enough hold within it to keep it in place. I can't do this review without mentioning the scent... If you have smelt any of these products before then you will know exactly what I'm talking about, but for those of you that don't, then perhaps this will be enough reason to go find out what it is I'm talking about...

To purchase the Sacha Juan: Ocean Mist Volume Collection, click here!

Be sure to check out my other Sacha Juan reviews such as a few of their core products and their Matt Wax & Fibre Paste!

Have you tried Sacha Juan before? What did you think? What did you try? Are you a fan of the brand? Do you understand what I mean when I mention *that scent*? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


SACHAJUAN: MATT WAX & FIBRE PASTE


Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure of attending the latest launch from haircare brand: SachaJuan! The launch was held at Gallery Different in London, and as I walked into the venue, I was greeted by a wide array of different blue tones and brown tones of SachaJuan products which had all been presented beautifully on display.

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I was immediately drawn to the 'blue tones' table as I managed to spot Ocean Mist in the corner of my eye which I might add is one of my all-time favourite haircare products! The purpose of the launch was to learn more about two of their latest Styling products which have been added alongside the Hair Wax and Hair Paste;

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  • MATT WAX - 

Out of the two products that I managed to try out for myself, Matt Wax has to be my favourite. I found that the texture of the Matt Wax was really soft which at first I was slightly dubious as I thought this may have no strength and may not do much in terms of styling, but I was completely wrong! Despite being soft, it helped to keep my hair in place and was easy to restyle if I needed to without having to mess around too much with it. I applied the Matt Wax when my hair was dry as I found that this was the best method for me and I loved that there was no shine to this either, giving a perfect matte effect! You can purchase Matt Wax here.

  • FIBRE PASTE - 

Fibre Paste didn't work too great as my hair is quite fine, so I found that when I applied the Fibre Paste, it weighed my hair down quite a bit and didn't give off the desired effect that I was after. Perhaps it may be better suited for those who have thicker, more dense hair! You can purchase Fibre Paste here.

As with all Sacha Juan products, each product all have this gorgeous, clean scent which leaves your hair smelling incredible! When I've allowed my family and friends to borrow some of the haircare products, they all come back with "My hair smells amazing!" To view more of the SachaJuan range, click here

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Have you tried either the Matt Wax or Fibre Paste? Which one worked best for you? Have you tried any SachaJuan products before? If so, which ones? Which is your favourite? Do you have any suggestions on which I should try next? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click that 'like' button!


CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017


As I sit down to write this post it is currently 10 days away from Christmas Day... Sorry, what? I feel completely unprepared, a little flustered and very rushed! Despite how I may be feeling, I have compiled a Christmas Gift Guide featuring fragrance, skincare, haircare and 'For Her' ideas, which will hopefully make you feel more prepared and organised this Christmas.

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These are some amazing gifts which would make for a special present this year for a loved one of yours, or yourself, but don't worry, I won't say anything!

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FRAGRANCE

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Mont Blanc - Legend Giftset

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Zadig & Voltaire - This Is Him

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Dunhill - Icon Racing

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Hugo Boss - The Scent Intense

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HAIRCARE

SKINCARE

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Elemis - Deep Cleanse Facial Wash

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Clinique For Men - Maximum Hydrator Water Gel

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Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate

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Perricone MD - Firming Foam Mask

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FOR HER

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Sacha Juan - Hair Repair

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Sacha Juan - Matt Wax

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Sacha Juan - Ocean Mist

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Marc Jacobs - Daisy

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Jimmy Choo - Rose Gold Edition

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Ellie Saab - Girl Of Now

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Hugo Boss - The Scent Intense

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To make more of a 'memory keepsake', why not try out Printsome? A website that allows you to create your very own personalised garment using their fast t-shirt printing! To get more information on that, click here.

Have you tried any of these products before? Will you be considering any of these as a gift? Which is your favourite? Are there any products on here that you would like to know more about? If so, then do let me know. Don't forget to click that 'like' button down below, and to leave me your thoughts!

*Please note, this post has been sponsored.


SACHA JUAN HAIRCARE


Last year, when I visited the Harley Street Hair Loss Clinic, Nadeem very kindly gifted me a few shampoos, one of which, was the 'Ocean Mist' Shampoo by Sacha Juan. Instantly, this became one of my new favourites! So when I had been sent out a bundle of Sacha Juan products by The Grooming Clinic, naturally I was ecstatic to further try out more of their products!

The Sacha Juan products that I received were;

  • Normal Hair Shampoo
  • Hair Cleansing Cream
  • Ocean Mist
  • Hair Wax

HAIR CLEANSING CREAM

Prior to trying the Hair Cleansing Cream out, I only ever shampooed my hair and didn't bother much with any conditioners or hair cleansers. Yet, ever since using the Hair Cleansing Cream, it is now a firm staple within my haircare regime, and I couldn't imagine not using this! I apply the Cleansing Cream after the shampoo, and massage it into my scalp to allow full results of the cleanse. After rinsing the cream out, my hair almost feels like silk. It feels so incredibly soft and clean! I use the Hair Cleansing Cream twice a week as I find that too much usage of this, can leave my hair feeling slightly greasy. You can purchase the Hair Cleansing Cream here.

OCEAN MIST

At first, I wasn't too sure on what this product actually did. I know that may sound silly, but I didn't know if it was a hairspray, or something to keep your hair in place. It is neither. In fact, this actually does the opposite, it enables you to play around and style your hair and I have found it to be a life saver to get 'pat down' those annoying stray-away hairs that won't get into place! The Ocean Mist adds volume and texture to my hair, which is ideal as I find that it helps with styling and texturising! You can purchase the Ocean Mist here.

NORMAL HAIR SHAMPOO

I am infatuated with the scent of this shampoo, of course shampoos are supposed to smell clean and fresh, however this particular shampoo truly epitomises that! My hair was soft to touch, and whenever I have finished using this, my hair always feels really well conditioned and nourished. 

HAIR WAX

Unfortunately, I found the Hair Wax to be too soft to style my hair with, and found that it didn't help with anything... Perhaps their Hair Paste might be a better fit for me? That being said however, the Hair Wax has the signature Sacha Juan scent to it! You can purchase the Hair Wax here.

Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with Sacha Juan's haircare range, and I hope to use more of their products and try out new ones in the near future! I must add, that purchasing Sacha Juan products here in the UK is actually quite difficult, (unless I've been looking in the wrong places?) so luckily, The Grooming Clinic stocks a full range of the Sacha Juan products! You can view the full range here.

Have you tried any of the Sacha Juan Haircare products before? Which is your favourite? Have you bought anything from The Grooming Clinic before? Do let me know your thoughts, as I would love to hear from you! Also, don't forget to click that 'like' button down below!