What’s In My Shower? + Giveaway!
I’ll just admit it. I am a nosy person. I’m not necessarily nosy about personal matters, but I am extremely nosy about what products people use. Seriously, just ask Stephanie- the first thing I do when I go to her house is check to see what new products she’s using. I’ve discovered a lot of my favorite products from my friends over the years, so I’m always interested to see what they’re using. Thankfully now my nosy-ness can be a bit more discrete thanks to YouTube. There are literally THOUSANDS of What’s In My Shower, What’s In My Purse, What’s In My blah blah blah videos to watch!
So if you are a fellow nosy person, keep reading to check out what’s currently in my shower!
Dial Coconut Water Ultra Fresh Hydrating Body Wash: I love the scent of this body wash. It’s a light tropical fruit scent, and it works for men and women. My husband and I both this body wash, and it’s one of our new favorites.
Softsoap Coconut Body Butter Scrub: Are you noticing the coconut trend yet? I guess the Nicholas household has a coconut addiction, and/or we’ve already starting dreaming about summer! This product is different from anything else I own. It’s not a body wash or really a great exfoliating scrub, but it’s an awesome moisturizing, very slightly exfoliating product that I use after my body wash. It’s kind of similar to the Lush Body Smoothies, which are like a combination lotion/soap. It adds an extra bit of moisture to your skin, and it smells delicious!
Suave Professionals Almond + Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner: I recently ran out of my beloved Enjoy Luxury shampoo and conditioner, and I’ve decided to find drugstore hair products that I like just as much. I’ve really enjoyed this line of shampoo/conditioner so far. It leaves my hair very soft and manageable, and it’s ridiculously cheap. I used coupons, so I think I paid 25 cents a bottle…but full price it’s about $2.50 a bottle. Definitely worth a try!
Herbal Essences Honey I’m Strong Conditioner: Like I just mentioned, I’m on a quest to find great drugstore hair products. I’ve only used this conditioner twice, and it’s just ok. The smell is not my favorite, and I didn’t think it did anything wonderful for my hair. I’ll finish the bottle, but I don’t think I’d repurchase this line.
Disclaimer: I know what you’re thinking. Why on earth would someone need that many facial cleansers in their shower? Well, I have two excuses. First of all, I’m a beauty blogger, so I am always testing out new products for you lovely ladies…but my real excuse is that I have combination normal to oily skin with dry spots and a tendency to breakout. So basically, my skin is different every day. I have hardcore cleansers and exfoliators for breakouts and less harsh cleansers for my normal/dry days. I also just like buying cleansers 🙂
Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Wash: An old favorite. I’ve used this cleanser off and on since high school. It helped me clear up my high school breakouts, and I tend to use this cleanser when my skin is acting up. While this cleanser is gentle enough for every day use, it can dry out your skin if you use it more than once a day. Be sure to massage the cleanser into your skin for at least a minute to allow the fruit enzymes to work!
Proactive X Out Wash-In Treatment: I received this product last year in an Influenster voxbox, and I only use this product when my skin is breaking out. This product is an exfoliating scrub/mask with 10% benzoyl peroxide, so it wil definitely dry out your skin if you’re not careful. The packaging says you can leave this product on your skin for up to ten minutes, but I would not recommend it (my skin was red for two days!) I apply this scrub to problem areas and wash off after one or two minutes, and it helps dry out breakouts without irritating my skin.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Facial Scrub: All-time favorite everyday cleanser. It’s the best, and my husband and I both love it. I’ve repurchased dozens of times throughout the years!
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser: I love using this slightly moisturizing cleanser to remove my makeup, and it’s a great everyday cleanser on weeks when I’m not especially oily or breaking out. You apply this cleanser to dry skin and remove it with a warm cloth or the included muslin cloth. It’s a very gentle but effective cleanser, and my skin always feels great after using it! If you’re interested, I have a whole blog post about Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I’ve also heard that the Boots No7 hot cloth cleanser that’s sold at Target is a very similar product at a lower cost!
St Ives Apricot Scrub for Oily/Acne Prone Skin: I feel like this product has been in my shower for my entire life. My mom used to use the original scrub, and I’ve used the oily skin version since middle school. It’s really cheap, and it’s a good exfoliating scrub that isn’t too drying or harsh.
Arcona Cranberry Gommage: OMG. Ok, now this product is life-changing. I really wish that I didn’t love it so much because it’s really expensive, but I am in love with it. First of all, it smells and looks EXACTLY like crushed Sweet Tarts. It’s a very thick exfoliating paste with a very fine grit. The concept is that you can mix in as little or as much water into the product to alter the level of exfoliation. I received this product in the Arcona Travel Kit for oily skin , and I’m so happy I did because I probably would not have picked it out at the store. I will be so sad when this product runs out because it makes a huge difference in my skincare routine.
Skintimate Skin Therapy Moisturizing Shave Gel: I’m going to be honest here. I rarely (if ever) use shaving cream, yet I always have it in my shower. I like the effect, but I’m usually just too lazy. I always seem to get free shaving cream when I buy razors, so I always have it around. I keep it in my shower for the maybe ten days a year that I use it haha. Am I the only one who doesn’t using shaving cream?
Arcona Toner Tea Bar: Like the Cranberry Gommage, I received this product in the Arcona travel kit. I was using this product exclusively when I traveled, but I recently put it in my shower so that I can use it up. I do like this product, but I feel like it’s geared more toward normal skin rather than oily skin as it’s advertised. I love traveling with soap bars, and the packaging prevents the soap from melting in the shower! It’s a good cleanser that doesn’t dry out your face, but I think it’s definitely overpriced. I don’t think I’d repurchase this product solely based on the price.
Bodycology Coconut Almond Exfoliating Body Scrub: Ok, so can you tell I am obsessed with facial cleansers AND coconut? I love the Bodycology sugar scrub. They work well, smell incredible, and are very inexpensive. While the oil in this product is very moisturizing, I don’t feel greasy after getting out of the shower. I also love the level of exfoliation- it removes dead skin without being too harsh!
Rene Furterer Tonucia Hair Mask: A little over a year ago, I had a hair emergency situation. My hair was completely fried, and I was desperate to try any product that would help. My stylist recommended this toning and densifying mask as a treatment to use in conjunction with my conditioner. This product is really strange. When you apply it to your hair, it doesn’t feel moisturizing or really feel like it’s doing anything at all, but my hair looks incredible for about a week after using this mask. I use this product about once a month, and I leave it on my hair for about 20-30 minutes before rinsing out and following up with my deep conditioner. It made a huge difference in restoring my hair, but you probably don’t need this product unless your hair is in serious distress. Unfortunately, this product is not cheap, so I don’t use it very often, but I love it!
Macadamia Natural Oil Hair Mask: This product is so hyped up on YouTube, and I thought that it was just ok. It is a good moisturizing mask, but for the price I prefer my beloved Davines Veggie Miracle Deep Conditioner by far. I’m so happy that I got this product for free with a promo code because I really would not have been happy if I had paid full price for this conditioner! Again, it’s not a bad product, just not worth the money in my opinion.
Schick Razor: Another shaving confession: I mainly use men’s razors. I do use women’s razors when I get them for free or almost free with coupons, but I tend to prefer men’s razors. They provide a closer shave and less irritation in my experience!
Dove Sensitive Skin Soap: One of my grandmother exclusively uses Dove soap for her face and body, and she has beautiful skin. Just smelling the soap reminds me of her! I was recently watching one of Lisa’s videos (fellow shopaholics, you will die over her Friday hauls!) where she mentioned that her dermatologist recommended that she wash her face with Dove soap over any of the expensive cleansers available on the market. Being the cleanser-obsessed freak that I am, I ran to Target and picked up a bar of Dove Sensitive Skin soap from the travel section (around $1!). I’ve only used this product once so far, but I actually really liked how it made my skin feel. I’ll keep you posted!
I’ve really loved using my Dial body wash this month, so I thought you girls might like to win a bottle of your own! You can also enter the Healthier Skin. Healthier You Sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 or one of 250 bottles Coconut Water Body Wash!
This giveaway is now closed, and the winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered!