Lush Ponche Shower Gel


Ed’s note: Even though we were given this at the Lush Christmas blogger event, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food. Our guinea pig today is the lovely Alex Harmon.

Brand/Product: Ponche Shower Gel. Lush says, “[I]nspired by the Mexican fruit punch made from seasonal fruits such as plums, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla.  All ingredients that can help warm and stimulate the senses.  Wash your hair and body with this fruity, softening shower gel and lift your spirits and get into party mode – there’s even a dash of tequila to give it a little kick and add some festive cheer!” 

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Favourite Products For Healthy Hair


Unfortunately this is not my hair

“Wow, your hair is in such good condition.”

I never expected to hear this. My hair is fine, long, dyed blonde and is subjected to the ocean and chlorinated pools. There was also a time when I was living in England and the hairdressers there bleached the living daylights out of it so I’ve been in recovery for a while.

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Five Faves for June

Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick

1) Angels on Bare Skin by Lush. This freshly-made and natural face wash is also a gentle exfoliant.  I’m loving it. It feels great to be using something natural on my skin.

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Sukin Protein Hair Treatment


I have put my hair through the ringer by using straightners, curling wands, and a bijillion products. The very least I could do is use a decent hair treatment.

Let’s be honest, once a week doesn’t happen. Twice a month is more likely. So I need something uber nourishing with more protein in it than a body builder’s breakfast shake.

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Dr Bronner’s Organic Hair Creme


I’m one of those lucky people who is prone to oily roots and dry ends. YAY for me. Sarcasm aside, it does mean I have more reasons to trial more products and let y’all know my opinions. While dry shampoo would make it as my number one desert island accessory, I do like to have some leave-in conditioner on hand.

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My Mama Always Told Me

Mother’s Day may be consumer-driven but it’s also a good reminder to appreciate those very special people – our mums. They’ve nurtured us, helped us grow and maybe offered a bit too much unwanted advice. But sometimes those unsolicited tips and tricks end up becoming staples in one’s routine.

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