NEOM Organics Great Day Wild Mint & Mandarin Body Scrub*
Wild mint and mandarin is now unquestionably my favourite NEOM scent & it definitely contributes to having a great day! My favourite thing about NEOM scrubs is the beautiful oil they leave on the skin although all traces of oiliness can certainly be entirely rinsed away. I've really been enjoying leaving a trace of the oil on my skin because my legs in particular have been incredibly dry and itchy. After only very recently incorporating this scrub into my weekly routine I can already see & feel a difference.
Expensive? Ohh absolutely! But they haven't been stingy with the g you get for your £ and I have a feeling a tub will last a really good amount of time.
Good Things Blemish Control Gel Mask
I'm not convinced this does very much in terms of helping to control blemishes but it's one of those masks that I just really enjoy using. Often clay masks are too drying, sheet masks never seem to fit my face properly and sometimes I'm just not in the mood to slather my face with something that feels too heavy.
This has a light gel formulation that doesn't slip off or run into my eyes. It has almost a menthol/eucalyptus feel to it and I can confirm that it's incredibly refreshing to use when suffering from a particularly nasty cold. Perhaps not one for very sensitive skin though, I've heard a few reviews saying it stings as soon as it's applied, which doesn't sound very nice at all!
Sanctuary Spa Therapist's Secret Facial Oil*
Okay it's official, my eyes have been opened to the wonder that is facial oils. They're not all heavy, ridiculously greasy or uncomfortably sticky. Some, like this one, are formulated beautifully so as to somehow not feel too oily. Four drops before I go to sleep is enough to keep dry patches at bay whilst not aggravating or causing any unwanted blemishes.
I'm working on simplifying my skincare routine and this beautiful, beautiful oil will definitely be one of the most important components of my night time routine.
Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick in Camisole
Sometimes I like to buy a lipstick if I need an instant pick-me-up sort of treat. This lipstick was the result of one of those afternoons. I like the mirror shine formula and there was something about this colour that called out to me.
Almost scary pale in the tube, it's one of those colours that gives just a hint of something to the lips without ever looking too strong. It's nothing spectacular but for something I bought on a whim that gave me some change from a five pound note, I'm pretty pleased.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Oh goodness, between this wonderful novel and the marvelous beat generation poetry of Allen Ginsberg I can already tell I've chosen the most incredible final course for my degree. Utterly captivating from the first to the last page, which was a real treat because honestly I wasn't expecting to like it very much. It's so much more than it appears to be and I do love subversive messages hidden within narratives.
Is there anything you've particularly been enjoying this week?
Now playing: Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One