Greenscape’s Rhubarb, Honey & Mint Shower Gel

I spotted this in John Lewis the other day and being the sucker I am for anything that claims to invigorate me I bought it.  I’m usually a good riser, but on some mornings, I’m so sluggish and I really need a pick me up and that’s where an invigorating shower gel comes in. I was also intrigued by the ‘Multigrain Skin Care’ tagline.

Well, this shower gel really packs a punch. It smells amazing. It’s mainly sweet rhubarb I can smell on the first squirt and it is absolutely delicious. Next the peppermint, its really refreshing and I found if I inhaled deeply it had the same effect of clearing my sinuses. Strange, but a good feeling. I felt kind of clear-headed and invigorated. Peppermint is also very soothing and a natural antiseptic. You can’t really smell the honey, but its known to be very moisturising. I’m just happy to know that its there doing it’s thing silently. The smell lingers lightly on skin as well. I liked it.

Now on to the multigrain claim. I was expecting a grainy gel with bits in it. I was thinking ‘hmm exfoliator thrown in.’ Not so. It was smooth, just like any regular shower gel. I was a little disappointed. On reading the label in more detail, the multigrain is blended. It must be blended really really really smooth then. I would have liked bits. Also the gel itself is not pink 😦 Only the bottle is pink. Fooled me there! It’s comforting to know that the ingredients are naturally derived and it’s free from all the bad stuff like sulphates, parabens, artificial colours and other harsh chemicals. Guess that explains why it’s not pink!

One thing bothered me though. When I saw organic homemade on the label I thought it was organic and homemade IN the UK. No, its made in South Africa. This in itself is fine and I have no problem with it, I just think it creates a bit of a false impression as I thought it was a UK made product.

That aside, would I buy it again? Yes.

I bought it at John Lewis – £8.95

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I love bubble baths!

I confess, I love a good pamper session and nothing says pamper to me like a good old bubble bath, with real bubbles and suds that last. I hate pitiful bubbles baths that die before they actually start. Whats the point of that?

That is why I alway choose a good quality bubble bath. Yes, I might pay more than if I picked one up in the supermarket, but that’s a small price to pay for an uninterrupted hour of bliss in the tub. So today, I thought I’d share with you my most favourite bubble bath. Dadummm…….

 

I love, love, love (did I say love?) I Coloniali products, ever since the days I used to borrow steal my sisters I Coloniali shower cream when I was 15. I don’t remember which one exactly she used to use, but I loved the packagaing – the silver metal screw top bottle and pleated cardboard sleeve. All I know, was that a shower was always a bit more posh and luxurious when I opened that forbiddened bottle.

Anyway, digression aside, this bubble bath really IS luxurious. I love how its girly and candy floss pink in an elegant glass bottle with a cork. It’s thick, it’s creamy and smells just like  heaven. I love how when I open it its smells something exotic and far away, I love how when I pour it under hot running water it creates lots and lots of thick foamy bubbles. I love how the spicy and sensuous smell envelops the entire bathroom.

I also love how it makes my skin feel very soft and moisturised. I look after my skin pretty well anyway, so I’m sure its not soley responsible for skin feeling loved, but I like to think it enhances things in that department. It contains bamboo extract which is known for its excellent moisturising properties and helping to keep skin looking youthful and radiant.

Most of all I love how when I step into the bath and lay my head back, inhale the beautiful smell, I instantly feel relaxed. Extremely relaxed, in muscles and mind. It is such an indulgent treat. But a girls’ got to have a treat every now and then. Right??

ps: I think it can be a bit difficult to get hold of the brand nowadays, I hear online mutterings off supply problems etc. I purchased my last one from Liberty’s, but I’m not so such they still stock it either. Suffice to say I’ll be holding on to my current bottle tightly and using it very sparsely.