A couple of weeks was when I first mentioned this divine product. I promised a review on it so here it is! This is the Brazil Nut Body Scrub from The Body Shop.
What Is It? The Brazil Scrub is an exfoliating scrub you use in the shower or bath which helps wash away dead skin cells and stimulates circulation leaving the skin soft and smooth to touch.
What’s In It? It’s key ingredients are Community Fair Trade Brazil Nut Oil and Cocoa Butter. It also contains a bunch of other ingredients like Glycerin, Shell Powder and Seeds (which gives it that texture for scrubbing). The oil has good skin benefits because it’s a natural moisturizer and contains high amounts of antioxidants.
How To Use It? Grab a coin size in your hand and massage it into your skin all over your body in a circular motion. Rinse off. You can use just your hands or use an exfoliating glove. I use just my hands because sometimes I feel like the gloves makes it feel too harsh!
How much is it? So here is probably the only down side to this product. It costs us Aussies $27.95. That is pretty steep! But we’re all aware of these jacked up prices down under aren’t we ladies? Sucks.
Why I Love It: The best thing about this product is the scent. In a previous post I did where I bought more Brazil Nut products (you can see what I got here), I described the scent as a very sweet, creamy, caramel, nut scent. I mean, it just smells AH-MAZING! The scrub itself is also creamy and I feel like not only does it exfoliate really well, but it’s really moisturizing too. For me that’s important because I have extremely dry skin. I follow it up with a good body butter or moisturizer afterwards. I would recommend using it a couple times a week and not overdo it. The crushed shell particles and seeds make it such a good exfoliate, but the moisturizing qualities in the oil and cocoa butter level it out, so while it feels like it’s doing a great job exfoliating, it’s not harsh on your skin because of the creaminess of it. Believe me, your skin will feel and smell SO good after.
I love the smell of cotton candy (who doesn’t?) and went on a google hunt to find a fragrance that smells like it. While on my search I found a lot of other goodies that is inspired by Candy. Enjoy!
ONE Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb! in Candy Burst
TWO Ciate Caviar Manicure in Cotton Candy
THREE INKY CO Candy Celebration Gift Tags
FOUR Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in Sweet As Candy
FIVE Lush Creamy Candy Bubble Bar
SIX ASOS Candy Stripe Shorts
SEVEN Wet N Wild Colour Eyeshadow Trio in Sweet As Candy
EIGHT Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curvy Candy
NINE MOR Marshmallow Eau De Parfum
TEN CHI CHI Viva La Diva Lipstick in Candy Pink
A very quick and simple lunch box idea for the busy human. I got the lunch box from my local Superbarn. Or you can get them at Big W. It’s the Sistema Plastics 1.1L Salad To Go container. This container is PERFECT for salad or dip snack ideas because it comes with a top tray with 2 compartments and a cute dressing container in the middle. Then you can store your main meal or salad at the bottom.
So for the top tray, one compartment, I put a mixture of nuts, banana chips, dried cranberries, sultanas, and yoghurt balls. This is my snack. The rest is for my lunch which is a Felafel and Feta Salad with Greek Dressing. I separated the felafels into the other compartment so when I’m ready to eat the salad, I heat it up in the microwave for 30sec first. Then mix it in with the salad along with the dressing which is in the dressing container.
The salad contains lettuce, black olives, feta cheese, red onions, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Now being a busy human, all this was store bought including the felafel balls and dressing (I’m brushing up on my cooking skills – stay tuned). What I do, is get a couple of containers and divide up all the ingredients between them ready for a week’s worth of lunches. It’s so easy, and so quick… and so yummy!!