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Weekly Favourites - Batiste, Liz Earle, Oskia and Aveda

I've been loving these gorgeous products throughout the week. I thought of doing this post slightly differently this time by choosing one favourite product that serves a different purpose.

For Hair: I have been relying on Batiste Brit quite a bit. It is the newest offering by the cult favourite brand. It's a dry shampoo but with a British essence to it. Quite a brilliant idea I would say, as we hardly see brands flagging up the British essence. It has a lovely smell which is terribly hard to explain in my opinion. Not too floral, not too fruity - just perfect. It smells so much like a perfume I've tried you know. I think this is my favourite Batiste from the entire range and under £3, this is what I'll be repurchasing from next time. 

I recently tried out the Boots version of dry shampoo as it was cheaper and I wanted to see if it would work better. It's oil absorbing effects were not as powerful or long-lasting as Batiste and unfortunately a failure. Batiste all the way baby!

For Body: The excessive heating, the unpredictable snow and the absolutely weird climate fluctuation in UK is getting to my nerves! No matter what how much cream I slather on to my body, it gets dried out in an hour or two. Hence I had to resort to my trusted brand Liz Earle. They make this gorgeous Body Lotion(£16.50) which contains 19 naturally active botanical ingredients to keep skin moisturised and supple. It's very different to other body creams I have. It has amazing staying power and makes my skin baby soft and hydrated

Also contains caffeine to tone and firm the skin. I don't know about tackling cellulite but it does give me super smooth skin. It smells heavenly of sweet orange oil and Eucalyptus. A must-have product for those with extremely dry skin. 

For Skin: I have no idea why this brand is so underrated? It deserves much more love that it currently gets. Whenever the skin on my face looks tired and dull, Oskia's Micro Exfoliating Balm(£46) is my saviour. After using this for 2 minutes, it feels like I've had a full fledged facial. It renews skin cells and because its moisturizing, it also replenishes the lipid barrier. Because of that, my skin does not feel tight or parched after use. It does not irritate my sensitive skin at all and gives me brand new skin!

Contains MSM, Zinc Glycine, Prebiotics, Omega 3, 6 & 9, Vitamin E, Rosehip, Kukui Nut, and Sweet Almond Oil.

Because its priced a bit heavily, I reserve it for especial occasions when my skin needs that extra oomph and glow. It has this lovely balm like texture that turns milky when in contact with water. It's a dream to use with its slightly herbal smell that it derives from rose, lychee and peppermint

For Face: After a good exfoliation session, I always rely on the all-sensitive range by Aveda. I have a moisturizer (£33) and cleanser(£16.50) from them. Both of them are dermatologist tested, paraben free and aroma free. I was breaking out a bit as I was using a very rich moisturiser due to winter. However as soon as I switched to this, my skin returned back to its normal self. The cream itself is very light and thin in consistency. I found that I needed to work this into my skin for a minute for it to absorb completely as otherwise it would just sit on the 

I did not expect much from a light moisturizer but it kept my skin hydrated for a whopping 8 hours! Something that hydrates enough and is suitable for sensitive skin is a miraculous product really. I also have its cleanser which works just as good as the moisturizer at removing make-up and any impurities. I love this for everyday cleansing, after I remove my make-up with a wet wipe. 

Both of them are fantastic for everyday use and I am so glad I found them, as it means I can enjoy clear skin for longer :)

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been enjoying this week?

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

I didn't know there was a new Bastise out, I'll have to have a look! x

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Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

Oooh, liking the look of that Batiste a lot!

WelshBeautyBlog said...

Love the sound of the Oskia exfoliator. My skin is really sensitive so I might give this a try xx

Aysh said...

Loooove Batiste! Haha use it almost every day to freshen up the locks :) Like the look of the Oskia exfoliator, I think I have something similar, its called Everything Balm by Trilogy? Haven't used it on the face though, so may give it a try! :)

Aysh xoxo


graphology said...

The aveda products sound very good :-)

Y said...

Heehee, I LOVE dry shampoo. Especially on days when I'm way too lazy to wash my hair. And btw, I'm having a giveaway on my blog, just in case you were interested. Thanks!

Toni Tralala said...

I've always wanted to try dry shampoo but I'm skeptic of it feeling greasy. :))

Anyway, I've heard a ton of great review from Aveda! I bet it delivers!

Get Gawjus! said...

@Toni Tralala - oh no way greasy girl! Batiste always absorbs oil from the hair so its infact the opposite. You should defo give it a try :)

Replica said...

I always forget Aveda does skincare, they look good. That Oskia balm sounds like something I need, I really must check that brand out soon, thanks for the reviews :)

Anonymous said...

I have used most of the Oskia range since about Nov (cue a post at some point ;-) and amazingly for my sensitive skin the microexfoliating balm despite its pepperminty scent is pretty good and doesn't irritate - the range is super pricey though. Thanks for this and your lovely comments. Batiste all the way for me too. Jan x

StyleFrost said...

Batiste is my life, cannot live without it!

Rebecca Bostwick said...

I want this just for the bottle! I'm not a Brit, but I love the design!

roshas said...

i love products formulated for sensitive skin :) thanks for the reviews xx

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

Definitely want to try the Oskia's micro exfoliating balm. But eeks its too expensive!! I bet its worth it, though!

Lucky said...

I must try Batiste now!
Great review's! <3

Cynthia Z said...

The Oskia Balm looks divine. WANT!





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