When it’s so good you get another!

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If you are a regular reader of my post’s you will already know how much I love this body cream from Bamford, read full post here. So here I am on my second jar and still madly in love with it for it’s all day hydrating non-greasy texture and most of all it’s beautiful calming scent which I personally find so comforting and relaxing.

If ever I know I will have a busy day ahead after my morning shower I add extra cream to my upper body, neck and back of my ears. This is so when I’m moving around (normally at a pace) I get little bursts of it’s beautiful scent which instantly makes me feel relaxed.

I did mention in my original review that I’d like to try the Geranium, Lavender and Peppermint body cream next. I do in fact have it ready to go however, I couldn’t resist another jar of this first!

Have you tried any of the Bamford bath and body range? I’d love to hear your thoughts and read your reviews. You can buy this beautiful certified organic body cream here. and check out some of thier other wonderful products.

Secondblonde x

Review: Noble Isle Willow Song Bath & Shower Gel

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I discovered Noble Isle as it’s one of our luxurious bath and body brands we house at work. It’s a new brand established in 2011 made in the UK. They are still adding to their already amazing offering from hand wash, bath & shower gel, body lotion, hand lotion, room diffusers and candles.

The scents (think there’s 8 in total) are all inspired by the British Isle’s the logo is very endearing with a bath tub full of flowers representing each place: Rose-Wales, Daffodil-England, Thistle-Scotland and the Four Leaf Clover-Ireland.

I love the idea of having bath products and room scents all in the same fragrance, it’s feels so pampering and luxurious – perfect for some me time.

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Bath & Shower Gel in Willow Song 

The design is sleek and modern and on first glance if I’m totally honest looks a little basic, but how wrong you can be!! Once you pick up this product and look at it properly you notice the amazing attention to detail and thought which has gone into the design and the high quality. The more you look the prettier they become, the clear bottles with the delicately coloured liquids all look like precious jewels on the shelf, it’s so hard to choose just one!

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The shape of the bottle is easy to use in the shower and is very solid and not flimsy. The pump dispenser is matte black which looks quite chic on your shelf and appeals to both men and women so will make great gifts. It has the logo embossed on the top of the pump and around the top of the bottle near the neck is embossed “Noble Isle EST. 2011

On to the product… I’ve been using this shower gel for just over a week and I’m really enjoying using it. The scent is so refreshing and calming it’s a smell I’ve not experienced before, my husband is enjoying using it too! (poor thing normally has to put up with really girly pink kinda shower gels/creams)

My skin feels clean and hydrated, the scent makes me feel fresh and positive in a romantic kind of way and what’s really nice is that the scent lingers on your skin for a few hours after.

It’s not cheap at £20 available at Liberty London but Noble Isle Shower Gels will now be firmly on my wish list when someone wants an idea of a gift. Here’s the description on the back of the bottle:

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Next I will be reviewing the Willow Song Candle and trying out the Rhubarb Rhubarb Hand Wash which is  big hit with lot’s of fans already including a few beauty journalist’s.

One last note… here’s the inspiration behind the beautiful Willow Song Scent:

Britain in a Bottle Noble Isle sources water lily and willow from the medieval town of Lavenham: willow bark from the Lavenham Woodland Project, a planting initiative located by the famous Lavenham Walk, a two-mile promenade through green and pleasant English countryside; and water lilies plucked from the 600-year-old spring-fed lake at Lavenham Hall, which has been given new life as the focal point of Kate Denton’s Sculpture Garden.

Have you tried any Noble Isle products or room scent’s I’d love to hear about them?

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG! 

My little ol’ beauty blog turns 5 today! 2015 has been a good year for my blog, I hit my highest views per hour seeing a steady rise of followers. It’s your continued support that motivates me to write posts sharing my beauty experiences with you.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy creating them!

secondblonde x

The Posh Girl’s Body Scrub – Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub 150g

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You may of read my review of almond coconut milk soufflé body creme which I absolutely fell in love with referring to it as heaven in a jar, read full review here

So here’s my review of the body scrub which came in the same set.

The Promise
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub is a polishing scrub with sugar granules and exfoliating beads to gently sloughs skin as well as clarify and tone. The Creamy texture removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface leaving skin soft and silky.

The Science Bit
Macadamia Nut and Sweet Almond Oils moisturize, Vitamin A&E protect and soothe. Can be used every other day, but mild enough for every day usage. Almond Coconut Milk is a warm, rich fragrance with powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon. Includes notes of vanilla mousse as well as vanilla meringue.

My Verdict
I love the luxury look of having a body scrub in a glass jar, looks great in my bathroom. The almond Coconut Milk is a seductive, warm and comforting which is a rich and alluring experience. The texture is quite different to what I normally experience with body scrubs. It contains exfoliating beads and sugar in large chunky pieces, the cream is quite gooey, almost like a thick creamed rice pudding!

At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this kind of gooey texture on my skin in the shower…well all I can say is that it is “different” I’m not in love with it but it certainly does leave my skin feeling polished and silky smooth as it promises and a delicate aroma lingers on my skin.

I personally prefer body scrubs with a paste like texture and rounded small exfoliates rather than big chunky rectangular shapes.

Summary
The quality of ingredients of this scrub is good however I find it too sticky and therefore wouldn’t re-purchase. That said it does give a lovely result. Purchase yours here

secondblonde x