2017 Bathroom Favourites – Featuring The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Range

posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A little tour of some of my bathroom favourites for sensitive skin including The Body Shop almond milk & honey range.

Bathroom cabinet essentials. The Body Shop almond milk & honey range.

Best body lotion for sensitive dry skin.

Sensitive skin isn’t something I particularly enjoy. Or rather, enjoy at all.

 

When I was younger, my skin (especially that covering my face) would flare up over the slightest disturbance. Now I’m no longer a high school student & can afford quality products, it’s not so bad but when winter rolls around, it’s all itchy, dry, flaking skin & me laying in bed eating bowls upon bowls of instant noodles.

 

& trust me. No one needs to see any of that.

& while not much can help in the instant noodle department, I do have a few bathroom favourites which help me combat all those not-so-fun dry skin problems & right now, the top contender is The Body Shop’s new Almond Milk & Honey range which has been created in mind especially for those with sensitive skin who need something gentler.

DON’T BE SO SENSITIVE…

What’s in my bathroom cabinet.
Bathroom favourites 2017.
Shower caddy favourites. How to organise your shower.

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What my shower caddy currently looks like…

 

Not visible: the mess of larger products on the floor

The Body Shop almond milk & honey range review.

I love a really super foamy body wash but I can’t help but think of all the chemicals that have gone into making it. I mean, rain water doesn’t foam up when you swish it around, because it’s completely, 100% natural. Almost the same goes for the ocean, except unfortunately, you can see where the chemicals are because they tend to accumulate & foam up together. Especially along shore lines or places where there are a lot of people or sea vehicles. Those products that really foam up also tend to dry out your skin which is why I’m really loving this shower cream. It bubbles up slightly but not enough for you (or maybe just me) to freak out about & you can really feel is hydrating & moisturising your skin. Did I mention the scent is really relaxing too? When I do want a little bit more foaminess though, The Body Shop almond milk & honey bath milk does the job in the shower just as well.

Shower scrub for sensitive skin.
Best shower scrub for sensitive skin.
The Body Shop almond milk & honey range.

& for those days you need a bit more of a deeper cleaning? The Almond Milk & Honey exfoliating cream scrub is a really gentle way to slough off all of that dry flaky skin while adding moisture at the same time.

Best foaming facial wash.

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My absolute favourite face wash – SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser & my partner’s Nivea Men Extra White Mud Foam

When it comes to the skin on my face, I’m even more careful about what makes contact there. I’m a die hard fan of SK-II (is that even a thing??) & have been using it religiously for the past three years now but I have heard that your skin does gets dependant on it. Not can, does.

 

& I’m not sure why I really care because it’s been working wonders for my skin but I still like to change things up outside of my SK-II routine & add some other products in there too, just so my skin can still tolerate other stuff. A couple of those products I love are the Klara Cosmetics Reset gel which you may or may not have read about before on this blog. In short, it “resets” your skin by giving you a deep exfoliating clean without any water. But I still like to wash my face after.

 

Another product I’m wasting by liberally spraying on my face every chance I get is the Wilde Hydra Mist which hydrates by, you guess it, misting your face!  It’s also perfect for travelling since it fits the carry on specifications & has been tested on Australian flight attendants to make sure it hydrates while in those dry cabins. The blend of orange, cedar wood & peppermint isn’t a bad thing either.

Klara Cosmetics reset gel, Alpha H liquid gold. Unique beauty products from Australia.
Wilde Hydra Mist, organic sea kelp, aloe vera & organ oil.
Wilde Skin Care healing x refreshing Hydra Mist. How to stay hydrated on planes.
Scentio double milk triple whitening shower cream with glutathione.

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Scentio Double Milk Triple White bath cream & The Body Shop Calming & Caring bath milk

Bathroom favourites for sensitive skin. Best hydrating lotion.

On my bathroom vanity, I like to keep things simple because, well, it means less cleaning for me & also makes it easier to find things.

 

I keep the Jurlique rosewater balancing mist (mostly because it looks really nice there & it smells amazing),  The Body Shop almond almond milk & honey body butter to moisturise my skin after showering & a Wilde body melt for those days I need a little extra hydration.

The Body Shop almond milk & honey range for sensitive skin.

On the other side I keep whatever hand wash is on special that week (this one is Dettol watermelon & cucumber) & The Body Shop almond milk & honey calming & protecting hand cream because hand wash is one of those things that just dries your skin out & I also have a weird obsession with keeping my hands smooth & hydrated.

Wilde Skin care practical x nourishing Body Melt. Lime & coconut.
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Tropical scented candles Perth. Fruity candles Perth. Handmade soy candles in Perth.
Shabchique Perth candles. Tropical Summer - coconut, milk, banana & pineapple candles.

I also like to keep some candles in the bathroom because

(a) they smell nice &

(b) they smell nice.

 

They’re also great for relieving stress which is such a big cause for problem skin which is also why there’s candles all over my place. My absolute favourite candles at the moment are from Perth’s very own Shabchique candles. This one is Tropical Summer. It’s also in danger of being eaten by me (hey, it’s soy, it’s edible)* because it’s made up of banana, coconut, milk & pineapple scents & if you can imagine what that smells like, then you’d understand why there’s bits of soy wax stuck in between my teeth.

 

You can tell Haley of Shabchique really puts her passion into the candles she makes because they are honestly some of the most amazing candles I’ve ever smelled. Check out her online store & see if you can resist the urge of buying every single candle on there.

 

*please don’t eat candles. I can’t take that kind of responsibility.

Best soy candles Perth. Tropical candles made in Perth.
TIGI Bed Head shampoo & condition urban anti-dotes.

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The Body Shop almond milk & honey shower cream, Sweetheart manuka honey coffee scrub, Tigi Bed Head Urban Anti-Dotes shampoo & conditioner, Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb shower gel

This post is in collaboration with The Body Shop Australia.

  • These products sound amazing! Even just the sound of almond milk and honey sounds like luxury for the skin.

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  • The Sunday Mode

    First off, I love all of these photos! Beautiful photography. I think the Almond Milk and Honey range sounds brilliant as well, I suffer from quite sensitive skin and I’ve found one of the only things that works for me is Dove’s sensitive range. Damn sensitive skin!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • I LOVE your photos! I’ll have to give the Almond Milk & Honey line a try, I love a lot of The Body Shop bath products and I love the idea of that scent.

  • Carina Vardie

    My skin is also dry and acts even more up in the colder months. Need to try out that body scrub!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

  • I have sensitive skin too and haven’t tried this one yet. I did try a vitamin E cream that was recommended for sensative skin but it was really terrible on mine so I tend to keep away from the body shop these days. Though I wouldn’t mind giving this a go. I love super foamy products and never actually took the actual chemicals involved into consideration. I don’t think I’ll look at shower anything the same way again

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  • I need a new body scrub! I always forget about the body shop. That one looks great because I have dry and sensitive skin!

    http://www.thinkingofmakeup.com

  • Love this! Sounds so yummy for my skin! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • You are right, the skin will and does get dependant on SK-II products over time and there have been a few of my colleagues that went through the same thing. Their skin regressed to a worse condition within a month or two of quitting SK-II.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Precisely why I don’t use just SK-ii products alone. I also take breaks from it every now & then just to make sure but maybe it depends on the persons skin. My skin hasn’t gotten worse during those breaks but it wansn’t as glowy as when I do use it haha. I have heard some horror stories though!

  • Really really nice skin care. I love the gif photo, so pretty.

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  • Rina Doria

    This is just the kind of post I need! I can totally relate to sensitive skin problems. I will break out with a random hive on my face at least once a month and I have no idea why and I can react to everything including my pillows. This is why I now sleep on my back so nothing touches my face lol. I still have the issue and my back even reacts to massages it’s the saddest thing!

    xoxo
    Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  • Awesome products!!

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  • Great products! I would love to try <3

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  • Almond Milk & Honey? Oh my gosh, what a beautiful combination! I used to used a honey-scened shower gel and it was absolute heaven, so I can imagine how dreamy this range smells – thanks so much for the introduction! Ah, I could stare at that flickering flame forever….

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Hotel Chocolat Giveaway x

  • I love how you arranged the products! I’ve always been a fan of The Body Shop and I think I will also try the Almond milk and honey scrub. Just looking at the texture makes me want to crave it. Haha. I think the body melt is also interesting. Great post!

    – Gretch of GG Memochou

  • i love your blog so much babe! these products look divine and I’d love to try some soon 🙂 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/going-places-moshi/

  • This sounds lovely!! I am such a huge fan of SK- II, they are just such a good brand!!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  • The Almond Milk Honey range seems and sounds incredible and I think my skin needs all the moisture in the world right now!
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  • Love how organized your bathroom rack is!

    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

  • Great products on your shelf! I love bodyshop products and this range looks amazing! I totally agree with lighting a candle in the bathroom, it’s honestly the ambience you create that can de-stress you while you are taking a bath.

    xo,

    I AM YASMIN

  • The body shop do have great products, use the aloe vera face mask.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  • Thanks for sharing this! I have been way more into skin care lately and I’m barely dipping my toes in it but this was really helpful!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  • Almond milk and honey are two of my favourite ingredients ever for my skin!
    xx Elisa
    http://www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

  • I love body shop! thank you for sharing…
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  • Loving the face mists for a refresher. And I’m all about the honey based products – great for winter moisture.

    xx Yasmin

    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  • Neha 14wow

    Wow…first of all, I love the photos…! they are simply amazing! These products look so promising babe… thx for sharing…xx, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

  • Tabitha Budiman

    I also have sensitive skin, love The Body Shop! thank you for sharing this dear!

    http://www.heelsandbeyond.com/

  • My skin is so sensitive and reacted to the littlest thing, so I understand what you mean! The Body Shop products sound good 🙂

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

  • Great picks!

    xxAmanda
    http://www.poiseinwings.com/

  • Amy

    I loved the Body Shop growing up, need to get my hands on this almond milk and honey line!! You have all the best shower essentials!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

  • Style hue

    Beautiful pictures. I’m the same. Having sensitive skin sucks sometimes, but I got the hang of it now 🙂
    I really like the sound of the almond body shop products and the hydrating mist 🙂

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

  • Holly

    I love the Body Shop but haven’t tried this range, it sounds really lovely! x

    http://www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

  • My skin is extremely sensitive so that cream by Body Shop looks like the perfect solution for me. Almond milk and honey?! I can nearly smell the sweet fragrance from here!

    fabuloushabits.com

    • The lotion is extremely moisturising too! I usually find products for sensitive skin are watered down or aren’t that moisturising but the lotion definitely is, without that thick, greasy feeling.

      x

  • Must get my hands on those Almond Milk & Honey exfoliating product from the Body Shop. So interesting seeing into other people’s bathroom products, thanks for sharing.

    http://www.krisloves.com

  • I too deal with dry sensitive skin, Body Shop Almond & Honey range just sounds amazing! Shall give it a try 🙂
    P.S. amazed by your photography skills, such crisp pictures!

    xx
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

  • I’ve heard so much about the Almond and Honey products!! I definitely need to give them a try:) X

    http://www.fashionablepassion.com

  • Definitely need to try those almond & honey products! My skin has gotten pretty sensitive too

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Love all the products and the candle is so cute! Great photography dear.

    Stephanie | http://www.stephykeung.com

  • thisgirlloveschic

    loved reading this, always good to know about new skincare

    This Girl Loves Chic xx

  • Looks like a great brand, a good exfoliator is key!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh wow, this is such a wonderful post hun, I love how professional your photos look! 🙂 Really enjoyed reading about your favourites, I never thought of shower gels etc. foaming up as a bad thing, but I can see what you mean, I guess it does mean that it’s much less natural, which can be a little scary! Also, I adore anything from TBS but I haven’t tried their milk and honey range, not sure whether we can get it in the UK! Thanks for sharing, lovely. <3 xoxo

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com