I'm so busy at the moment sorting out things for my new job, keeping the flat tidy/clean (wifey duties!), blogging, sorting things out from my blog sale and also working on some things that I can't talk about on here so although I'm currently employed-but-waiting-to-start-my-new-job, I don't have much time to pamper myself and relax, let alone go to the spa/salon for treatments!
Luckily for me, Elemis have just launched their Sp@home (spa at home) range, allowing you to bring spa results into your daily routine. The Sp@home range is made up products that are set into 5 categories; body exotics, body soothing, body awaken, body performance and body anti-ageing.
I've tried two products from the body exotics range, the Tranquil Touch Body Polish and the Frangipani Monoi Body Oil in an attempt to pamper and polish and preen my skin after a long day :)
Tranquil touch body polish:
The body polish is a thick white cream that contains a natural rice exfoliator (the little clear bits that look like bubbles in the above photo are the rice bits!)to gently polish and smooth your skin, removing any dead skin cells and generally brightening up the whole area.
This smells absolutely divine and performs amazingly well. I've mentioned a million times that I struggle with dry skin on the tops of my arms so I try to scrub/polish them every day and this body polish is the best one I've tried so far. It's exfoliating enough for you to see incredible results and an amazing difference in your skin, but not too 'rough' or 'grainy' (a problem I have with most scrubs as they just scratch and cut my skin!). I actually find using it a very relaxing, soothing and theraputic experience (probably due to the scent) and I'm incredibly impressed with the results :)
Frangipani Monoi Body Oil:
thats the back of my hand by the way!
This body oil solidifies in cooler temperatures then you pop it in warm water (in the sink, or a jug/bowl) and it turns into a liquid again! Once you've warmed it up slightly you sprinkle a few drops of it into the palm of your hand(s) and rub it onto whichever area of your body you want to intensively moisturise. Note: it works best on slightly damp skin!
I've found at the moment that it has remained a liquid for a while (that could be because its ridiculously hot at the moment in the UK though!) so sometimes you can use it at 'room temparature' or when it has been warmed up.
This is so, so moisturising and nourishing I've become a bit addicted to it recently! For me, the selling point of this is that you can use it on you skin as described above, on your nails and cuticles and also on your hair (massage a small amount in, cover in a warm towel, relax for 15 mins then rinse out).
I've been using this all over my whole body after a bath or shower, and also in my hair as an intensive treatment once a week and it is genuinely amazing. My skin is soft, silky and looks a lot healthier and my hair is nourished and conditioned but not weighed down in any way (sometimes I'm a bit naughty and I apply a tiny drop to my ends when they feel a bit dry).
I think these products are incredible because even when you live a very busy lifestyle you can still pamper yourself from top to toe using just a handful of products and it doesn't have to take a whole day/3 hours at a spa or salon to get you feeling serene, relaxed, soothed and completely pampered!
These are an absolute must have! The tranquil touch body polish can be boughht here for £20 and the Frangipani Monoi Body Oil can be bought here for £29.70. Yes, they're a bit more expensive than your average scrub and moisturiser but you really do get what you pay for and these two products have meant I now feel comfortable in short sleeves/vest tops - that says it all!
Hope you enjoyed reading this! xo