Sunday, 27 February 2011

My Basket of Forgotten Treasures...

Hey :)

I've been having a bit of a clear out recently, and I decided to tackle this basket that I have been avoiding over the past couple of months. I've had it for a couple of years now, and I tend to just ditch anything that I haven't used in a while in there to keep things tidy. As I started going through it, I was really suprised at some of the things I found in there, some of which I had completely forgotten about! There was a lot of rubbish, but I thought I would share a few things with you that were of interest...

First of all I found this barely used Indulgent Toffee Shimmer Body Oil, which is available from Asda. The most amazing thing about this oil is the smell. If any of you have used anything from this range before, you will know that no matter what product or flavour you get, you are always guarenteed to be blown away by the scent and this is no exception. If I could add a scratch and sniff here, I would. Aside from that, this is a lovely shimmer spray that I have used across my chest and shoulders if I am going out, or is lovely to add to a tan on an evening when on holiday. It is quite dark when sprayed, but once I've rubbed it in, it gives a lovely glow. I don't really where it during the winter, which is why I've stored it away, but it really does enhance a nice tan in the summer and gives a lovely glow.

I found these three body products, all of which I love. The first one is the mother of all body butters, Palmers Cocoa butter. I have to admit, this is one that I completely forgot that I had, but I was so happy when I found it! I think this product pretty much speaks for itself, and there is no doubt that it will be making a fabulous come back into my daily routine!

The next one is the Superdrug Coconut and Shea Butter Body Butter. I haven't used this as I bought 3 when they were on a 3 for 2 offer, and I am half way through my second tub, so this one is still yet to be used. I love the Supersrug body butters, they all smell amazing, are a really nice texture, and are really really good value for money. When I put it on in the morning after a shower, I get whiffs of the smell all day, which I really like.

The last one is one that I tend to use more during the summer, as it is a buildable tan moisturiser. This Loreal NutriSummer is my favourite of any products like this, as I quite like the smell of it compared to most, and it is so easy to apply, and really looks after my skin. The colour is lovely and natural, and it lasts and fades away nicely, instead of leaving me looking like a big streaky mess after a couple of days.

Next I found this lovely little pot of Prestige Skin Loving Minerals. I used to use this religiously every day, but, what with new things being bought, it got pushed to the back of my mind and make up collection. These minerals give a really lovely, softening finish to my skin - it puts everything into soft focus.

Tiger balm! Yey! Love this little pot of goodness, especially when I'm feeling ill and sorry for myself! The strong smell really clears my head and airwaves - its something I like to use when I have a lot of work to do, or an exam to get through. I know it may sound silly to some, but just rubbing some of this lovely balm on my temples really feels like I'm clearing my head.

This is actually an empty bottle of Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser that I couldn't bring myself to throw away - sad I know! It is perfect! Gentle, nurishing, effective, soft, smells amazing - ahhh I need to get me some more of this pronto!



  1. I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (, enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

    I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth - particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had - even without makeup.

  2. This has made me feel better now. I posted a blog not long ago about my lost stash, which had been put in boxes and forgotten about. I thought I was the only one.. lol


  3. Definitely not the only one! There was sooo much other stuff in it as well as you can see from the top pic, but I couldn't write about it all! x