18 Oct 2013

Current body care products

Currently using / used on holiday really.  I snapped this little collection as I was doing my packing as I took all of these with me to use while I was subjecting my skin to the ravages of the sun and drastic changes in temperature.

These are more of an old favourite rather than something new I was trying out.  It's an odd thing to have a favourite of I guess, but I am rather fussy about my wax strips because my skin is quite sensitive to a lot of de-fuzzing products, so I always buy these.  They're gentle enough whilst still doing the job they're intended for.  They get a really strong hold or stick too, so no having to go over and over the same area, which often results in my skin getting a bit of an angry rash.  I also took my new epilator on holiday with me too - I was unsure how long the charge would last so I just used that for underarms and used the strips for any ultra keen hairs appearing on my legs.

This one's not new to me either.  I was sent some of this earlier in the year and whilst at first use I thought it was good, after a few uses I was really hooked on it and I've been buying it ever since.  I thought I'd buy another especially for my holiday because it's really quick and easy to apply and I really like the texture and the scent, and the way my skin feels after using it.  If you've not seen this before, it's a moisturiser that you apply in the shower after washing and then just rinse off - couldn't be easier or more fuss-free.

I've had my eye on these spray moisturisers for a while and decided that holiday 'smellies' shopping was the perfect excuse to pop one into my Boots basket.  I'm a big fan of Vaseline's hand cream with the same aloe fragrance, so I opted for the green can.  I also thought that it might be quite good if our skin was sensitive from too much sun exposure (or God forbid even burnt if we'd failed with the sun cream - we didn't!) as you don't need to rub it in.  It's just a fine mist that your spray wherever you want it and leave it to sink in.  You don't need to rub it in unless you spray too much.  I really enjoyed using this because I really like the aloe scent, although I didn't find it to be deeply moisturising, more just a basic level of hydration, so I used it quite frequently and managed to use up the whole can by the end of the holiday.  Well that's not quite true actually, there was a bit left but I didn't want to waste space and weight taking a nearly empty product home, so we went on a moisturiser spritzing rampage - at least we smelt good.

I don't know if it's a common thing, but I get the driest, crackiest feet ever when I'm on holiday.  I can only imagine that perhaps it's a mix of chlorine from swimming with the drying effects of the sun, but my flip-flop feet can get truly nasty if not given a lot of attention.  Several times on holiday I attacked any rough bits with my soap & glory foot buffer, and I was constantly slathering on Nivea soft after the pool and at night-time.  It's a lovely rich consistency and the smell remind me of my childhood - I think it's the scent of a baby suncream my mum used to use on me and my brother when we were little.  This is such a handy pot to have around for any dry patches as it's super rich and instantly hydrating - I mainly use it for hands and feet.  This tub has a cute little design on it because of Nivea's collaboration with Giles Deacon for London fashion week.

I just realised how many Nivea products I have in this post - just a coincidence!  I went into Boots looking for aerosol spray sun cream and this was the only one they had other than a banana boat kiddies one.  I'm not sure if that's because they'd sold out of others or if other brands haven't really caught onto the aerosol thing yet.  It's really popular in the US, it's practically all I saw anyone using on my holiday last year, so I wanted to get in on the action.  I bought two bottles of this spray on sun protection - it's quite pricey at £16.99 but it was on buy one get one free so I was happy with that.  We got through the first can far too quickly, so I had to relegate Dan to regular sun cream!  I think he couldn't get it that you just needed a fine mist on your skin to be done and kept spraying like crazy.  He decided he preferred out normal Nivea spray which actually shows up white on your skin and you rub it in, whereas I really liked this one as it's so quick to apply and you don't even have to touch your skin so you don't get any on your hands.  I'll be buying this type of suncream for myself again next time.  The only thing you have to watch out for is not to spray it when the wind's blowing as you might miss yourself entirely and spray the person next to you!



  1. I'm so in love with the Nivea in shower body moisturiser even though I feel so guilty and lazy using it instead of actually moisturising after a shower!



  2. Great products. I need to try out Veet wax stripes for sensitive skin.


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