Anyone who’s read my blog lately knows that I have had a bit of a trying month. One of the big drawbacks of anxiety is that it can make even the most pleasant of tasks seem insurmountable. In my case it felt as though I had a never ending to do list and I was a hamster on a wheel, holding on for dear life. I’m pleased to say that I’m now back to my old self after ditching the nasal spray and I’m finally feeling upbeat enough to launch a new part of the blog!
One of the main reasons I started the blog is because I am a style and beauty lover and I really enjoy reviewing products. I first wrote about Korres in my very first post about skincare. I was introduced to their products via Birchbox and it was love at first try! The lovely PR at Korres then sent me a very wonderful package of bits to try and I am SO IN LOVE.
The first think I tried was the Japanese Rose shower gel and body butter. I literally went straight upstairs to have a shower after opening the post. We moved to a new house in August and our bedroom is in the loft and has an ensuite with a large shower and a door that locks. To me, it is the ultimate luxury to have 2 sets of doors with which to lock my children out so I can shower without a parade of people (large and small) coming in to grass each other up over whatever (usually imaginary) transgressions have been committed against them.
For some reason the airing of grievances in our home was always scheduled at the precise moment I had just begun to relax in my bath.
So now I am a shower person.
The first thing I noticed was the scent, which was both modern and subtly familiar and comforting. It was a bit Turkish delight and a bit… something else. I closed my eyes and had a vivid memory of collecting cards and stickers with powdery bubble gum inside the packet then lovingly sticking my stickers into the accompanying book while chewing my bubblegum with delight. I know that to say it smells a bit of bubblegum sounds juvenile but it really isn’t. Instead it is lovingly nostalgic of a simpler time before boys and jobs and bills and kids with personal space issues. For the last few weeks I’ve really looked forward to my shower. The formula is rich and moisturizing and paired with the body butter it’s made my skin velvety soft despite the hard London water and the fact that I drink tea about 30 times a day instead of water.
Today I finally opened the second package with the Pear and Bergamot shower gel, body milk, and hand cream. I was sure I couldn’t love it as much but I was wrong! It’s delightful and fresh like ripe pear nectar with a hint of earl grey tea. Because of my obsession with dry skin I wouldn’t normally try a body milk but this is as rich and moisturising as a butter. I’ve put the hand cream next to the sink in the kitchen so I can use it after every time I wash my hands, which is a lot because kids are gross. Everything is available at Debenhams and the prices are extremely good value for the luxury quality of the products. As for privacy whilst showering, well that’s just priceless.