Thursday, 25 June 2015

Summer Pamper Evening Routine

A relaxing and chilled weekend isn't complete without 
a good old pamper session........

Summer pamper evening

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I always start my pamper evenings with a bath and I like to switch my boring everyday shower gel for a more luxurious one and it's almost always one from Soap & Glory. My all-time favourite is their famous sugar crush (read my review here) but there's a new kid on the block known as Orangeasm. The Soap & Glory body washes are my favourite as they lather really well and the huge bottles last a long time. This particular one smells gorgeous, it's light, summery and the orange isn't strong or artificial.

Next, it's time to scrub away until my skin is smooth as a baby's bum. The Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub is amazing at getting rid of pesky dry, flaky patches and it's not too abrasive which is perfect for my sensitive skin. I then popped on a hair mask as my hair was feeling awfully dry. This was my first time to try Herbal Essences and I was very impressed with the quality their Hello Hydration Intensive Mask. It left my hair feeling incredibly soft without making it greasy.

My favourite step of the pamper evening is always the face masks. The first one I used was Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask. I had never tried anything from the brand but I've heard great things about them. This was a recent purchase so I've only used it once but I thought the application was lovely and after my first use my skin felt a lot smoother and it looked noticeably clearer. It also smells like berries - Yum! For a radiance boost I've been loving the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask. Just like the famous moisturiser (review here) it's infused with panax ginseng and coffee beans to brighten dull skin. This does a great job at illuminating my skin leaving it with a nice glow and it makes my skin feel oh-so-smooth.

I then like to pop on a bit of lip balm and at the moment I'm using the Forever Aloe Lips lip balm. Super moisturising and long-lasting, I hardly need to reapply throughout the day!

Scholl review
Scholl foot cream & serum

Feet Treats:

Whilst my face and hairs masks are working their magic I like to show some love to my feet. You've all heard me complaining about my dry skin before and well, my feet are no different. Dry and cracked (especially the heels) is what I'm dealing with. I definitely don't pay enough attention to foot care as much in the Winter because I'm guilty of thinking "ah sure, no one will see them" ;-) 

However, Scholl kindly sent over some goodies so I had no excuses! First up was their Dry Skin Recovery Cream*. It has a rich creamy formula which sinks in quickly, it doesn't leave a greasy residue behind and it doesn't make your feet overly slippy like other foot creams. After just the first use my feet were noticeably softer. Overall my heels still felt quite coarse and rough but after a week the texture of my feet had transformed! They were so smooth! This cream also smells lovely. Most foot creams I've used in the past have had that horrible strong tea tree smell but this had a pleasant light, fresh smell. I would repurchase this cream as it's really effective, it's low maintenance as it's easy to rub in and it dries quickly {ideal for us lazy girls ;-)}, and it only costs €6.99 so it's a bargain too! What's not to love?

For review purposes I decided to wait a while before I used the Velvet Smooth Intense Serum* and Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File*. I had seen an ad on TV for the Express pedi and I was super excited to try it. I used it on dry feet and went over my feet in circular motions. It was really easy to use but just make sure to not press too hard on it otherwise it will stop. It has a coarse, abrasive file that sorta feels like sand paper. Despite that, it doesn't feel uncomfortable to use and it isn't too harsh on the skin. My feet felt a little rough and there were a few of those white dry patches (ew!) as I stopped using the cream but after a few uses of the express pedi those patches disappeared and I was left with smooth, soft skin. What I love most about it is, it requires little effort, and it's a lot quicker and more effective than a pumice foot file. When using a pumice file/stone I'm often scrubbing my feet for ages and I don't ever see amazing results but I was so impressed with this! The only downside is the price, it costs €49.99 but if you have severely dry skin then it's totally worth the investment!

Next up is their Velvet Smooth Intense Serum* - This contains my favourite ingredient Hyaluronic acid which helps to retain moisture keeping your feet happy and hydrated. It's lightweight gel formula is cooling on the skin so it's perfect for use during the summer after a long day of wearing uncomfortable sandals. It absorbs quickly and it doesn't leave a sticky or greasy residue. It kept my feet feeling silky soft and it has a lovely natural smell. This is the perfect product for achieving summer ready feet! Love!

I enjoyed testing out all of these products but my favourite was the Dry Skin Recovery Cream. I've used a lot of foot creams in the past but this was easily the best one I've used. All you dry skinned gals need it in your life!


What are your favourite pamper products to use during the Summer months?
What products do you use to treat your feet in the Summer?

Love,
Cliona xx


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*This post contains PR samples but my review is 100% honest as always :-)





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  1. Ah looks amazing I want to pamper myself now!

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    1. It was so relaxing! Pamper nights are my favourite! You definitely should :-) x

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  2. I love the scent of the S&G Orangegasm (I always worry spelling that word haha). Great post, the Scholl range is great

    http://www.teapartybeauty.com

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    1. The scent is amazing! So summery! I'm always worried about spelling it wrong too, ha! That would be morto ;-) Thanks for commenting x

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  3. Looks like a great pamper evening! I really want to try S&G Orangegasm.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. It was lovely! So relaxing! Ah it's amazing! You need to try it :-) Thanks for reading x

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  4. I never would of thought a foot cream would contain Hyaluronic acid, so scientific!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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    1. I know, I was so surprised! But it's amazing! It's my favourite skincare ingredient - it's a life saver for dehydrated skin! Thanks a mil for taking the time to comment x

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  5. I'm exactly like you - always start my evening beauty routine with a relaxing hot bath (and I do mean hot - I can't stand bathing in anything cooler than 'almost too hot' water!). I haven't used anything from Soap & Glory for ages, but I do like Origins. So glad Boots now stocks the brand. Tx

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    1. I'm the same! I love a piping hot bath! Soap & Glory and Origins are just the best pampering products! My local Boots doesn't stock Origins but I always just order them into the shop. Thanks for reading lovely x

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  6. I love a good pamper sesh! You've got a great selection of products there lovely xx

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  7. Lovely routine, I love having pamper nights x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Me too! You can't beat them! Thanks for your comment x

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  8. This sounds like an amazing pampering session, so many fab products x

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    1. It was heavenly! Just what I needed! Thanks for stopping by x

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  9. I recently brought the footfile but cannot find the cream anywhere? Don't know if I'm getting distarcted in Boots or if its just out of stock? Haha x

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    1. Oh no! Maybe your Boots doesn't stock it :-( You could try ordering it online maybe. Hope you find it - It's amazing! x

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