[unpaid/mix of purchase/sample/affiliate] I wanted to hit the bank holiday weekend with something fun and cheerful – and especially things that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Now, I will have to admit that M&S Nature’s Ingredients range is strong on looks but a little bit lighter on fragrance. Not everyone wants an absolute blast of scent so if that’s you, this range will be right up your street. I’m not saying you get no scent but the Lemon & Neroli Shower Gel and Peach & Almond Hand Wash have more about them than the Pink Grapefruit and Watermelon Foam Bath which I think you could say is a nuance of the description :-). I love all three scents which are calibrated to be pleasers – not too artificial but sweetened just enough for a foodie-feeling ‘mmmm’ on sniffing. I bought these this week at my local M&S (while food shopping) and the three combined were £7.50. In my area, there are queues round the block for Sainsbury’s and Wilco but the branch of M&S is always rather empty in comparison. However, they’ve got a good one-way system going, monitors on the doors and till queue stickers so that everyone is 2 metres apart. It’s interesting to see how stores are dealing with this. As far as on-line goes, this line is rather limited but there is a trio of shower gels including the Lemon & Neroli and also including Fig & Cassis and Coconut and Shea for £5. The packaging isn’t as vibrant and summery but £5 seems pretty reasonable to me. They’re HERE.
Next up is Dr Hauschka Lemongrass Vitalizing Bath Essence which is £17 (I’ve seen it on offer for approx. £13 which is more affordable but I’d rather point you to a website I know – however, nothing to stop you shopping around). It’s very generously scented so a little goes a very long way. The fragrance is much more lemongrass with slightly herbal accents than sharply lemony. This feels good for the spirit and soul and I like it a lot. It’s HERE, non-affiliate HERE.
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This is a stock image because someone (ahem, not me) finished my bottle of this gorgeously scented shower gel and threw it away which is terrible timing just as I’m about to post about it. We have an abundance of roses this year – I have no idea why – there are enough that I can bring some into the house in vases and I’m really appreciating them. I find this not far from a cut rose scent – powdery, a little bit green and reasonably generous. Enough to give your senses a morning wake up at least. There’s a bath foam version (out of stock) but this is in stock and very reasonable at £5.50 HERE, non affiliate HERE. Supermarket beauty brands are doing well as people take the opportunity to stock up on treats while they’re doing the food shop. If you have any discoveries from your local supermarket, I’d love to know about them.
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