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🍃Shopaholic’s Back to Basics Featuring: St Ives🍃

✨One of the things that makes me nostalgic during shopping is coming across brands I’ve used during my teenage years ✨Aah the magical life of a teen when you are nearly an adult but still holding on unwillingly to your childhood innocence … 😪

✨Anyways once upon a hundred years ago 😒when i was a teenager battling hormone related skin eruptions one brand I used religiously was St Ives ( I would always pronounce it Saint Eeves 😁)

✨The very first product I used from the brand was their apricot scrub a creamy gritty, sand like texture which I would work religiously into my skin hoping to for glowing, model like skin 😳.

✨I’m not sure if the scrub helped my acne or made it worse but the feeling of exfoliating was incredibly satisfying back then 😉.

✨Fast forward to the present I was in the supermarket a couple of days ago when I passed by a display for ST Ives and I stopped dead in my tracks at the sight of the familiar packaging 😍( They really haven’t made any drastic changes to their packaging over the years, just saying).

✨Since then they have expanded their line to add a variety of scrubs and face washes with varying exfoliating factors (Gentle 🐰for whimps , Moderate 🐯 for the ones just getting into the exfoliating game and Deep for people with alligator hides 🐊like yours truly 😁).

✨What caught my eye this time was the Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub 😳 whew! Try asking your significant other to pick that up for you on a store run 😉.

✨This is a 100% natural exfoliant with zero parabens, hypo allergenic with an exfoliation factor of Moderate. It comes in a 6 oz tube like most of their scrubs and face washes ( they are really obsessed with this tube packaging for some reason 🤔).

✨It’s a creamy texture with micro scrubby bits that go to work gently polishing away dirt and buildup. Does it immediately reveal bright, polished skin? 🤔I don’t know really maybe my eyesight is really bad. Or I’m missing the brightness filter. Either way my skin looks pretty much the same just feels cleaner and feels fresh 🍃.

✨Ok so the extravagant marketing claims aside this is really is a very good exfoliator. It’s got enough of a gritty texture to give you a good exfoliation ( have I beaten that word to death in this review or what😉?). Plus the creamy texture makes it mild enough for moderately sensitive skin if you are super sensitive I suggest you pass on this.

✨Once again a winning product from America’s No. 1 Scrub brand! Umm no I really don’t believe that I just copied that from the back of the tube 😳. But seriously though I really like this product it does the job of cleaning your face and giving it a good Scrub without making it look like you had a run in with a gravel pit ( over exfoliation😳) and doesn’t dry out your skin.

✨So go ahead give it a try it’s shopaholic approved!💞 Have you tried any of St Ives products ? Let me know in the comments 😘

✨Until next time loves xoxo💋

✨Shopaholic Reviews : Good Things Beauty ✨

✨Today I’ll be reviewing a skincare brand that I found yet again at the drugstore ❗️I am a true budget shopper (well the occasional handbag splurge doesn’t count 😉). And let me tell you big price 💰doesn’t always equal high quality and I’ve found that to be esp true in the case of skincare brands. A lot of higher end brands have been incredibly dissappointing despite their glam packaging and big budget promotions✨.

✨Which brings us to today’s review : 


✨Good Things Beauty is a skin and hair care brand that is free from parabens,mineral oils, sulphates and animal ingredients. 

✨Developed by an award wining beauty writer the brand offers a collection of moisturizers ( lotions, creams and butters), body and face washes and shampoos and conditioners with either Super Fruits , Manuka Honey or Argan oil as the featured ingredient. 

✨Since I was out of face wash and I am a exfoliating aficionado I opted for a product each from their Super Fruits and Manuka Honey line.   

✨The Super Fruits Deep Cleansing face wash is a great one to try if you are prone to acne, breakouts or oily skin without the harsh ingredients found in other cleansers. ✨It has a gel like texture with tiny exfoliating granules that scrub away all the unwanted stuff and leave behind clean, refreshed, soft skin sans any of the tightness or overt dryness. Featuring extracts of papaya and licorice to keep acne causing bacteria at bay.

✨The Manuka Honey Scrub I got because I as I mentioned previously I am an exfoliating freak 😳. I have to use an exfoliating scrub atleast twice a week. Plus the scent in this one is so sweet ❣️. This is a very mild, creamy scrub and initially I thought i would not like it I’m not a huge fan of creamy cleansers. To me      creamy = oily =breakouts 😳

✨That being said I loved this product so much I ended up using it in the shower 😇. It leaves skin soft with a delicate, sweet scent 😋.

✨I give both these products a 5/5🎉. Have you tried Good Things Beauty yet?

Let me know your comments right here 😘