I’ve spoken about my bath, body and bonce basket before (here, and here). It sits on my shelf and houses and rotates the latest shampoos, conditioners, hair oils, masks, tans, body moisturisers, foot creams, volumisers (the list is pretty endless) that I’m loving at that moment. Sometimes it’s constantly changing, other times products can sit there for weeks until I squeeze out the last goop – a satisfying moment that a lot of bits in my stash don’t have the joy of experiencing (it’s a sure fire example that I’ve actually rather enjoyed it). And for the past month or so there has been no swapping-in-and-out of the kind, I’m very happy with the routine I’ve got. So I’ve managed to tear myself away from watching the entire season of Suits in a day (a must-watch, if you haven’t already), and eating last nights left over pavlova in bed (guilty), to talk you through what’s made the cut…

Hair-wise I won’t jabber on too much as they are all products I got a while ago as part of a FeelUnique haul which I spoke about in a recent video (link here). But my daily shampoo and conditioner of choice have been from the Redken Body Full range. I have no complaints, but I’m not wildly raving about them either, they do the job but the jury’s still out on whether a repurchase will occur. I also have the Phyto Clarifying Detox Shampoo on hand for weekend washes where I need a little extra oomph. Now this I love – it’s menthol formula feels ah-mazing on my scalp, leaves my hair feeling super clean and less greasy in the long run. Other hair bits include the Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity Oil Free Volumiser, Joico’s K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor, the Kerastase Nectar Thermique, ORIBE Dry Texturising Spray and Moroccan Oil*; all get a thumbs up from me and the last of which is one of only three products that has featured in all three of these basket themed posts.

The other two products that have cropped up before are the Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe and the Kiehls Creme de Corps*. I’m now on my third bottle of the Xen-Tan; it’s the best for me and the one that I always go back to and if I can be arsed enough to throw it on every week it gives me a nice olive-tone all year round. In the case of the Kiehls, I think it’s the fact that it’s so bloody massive (500ml’s to be exact) that its stuck around this long! Expect to see it in a empties video soon (finally). Two of the more recent additions to the basket are the Soap & Glory Heel Genius, which my friend highly recommended to me to sort out flaky feet (eww but true) and the This Works Perfect Legs Gradual Tan*, which I daringly used on my arms the other night and was pretty impressed with the results. A gradual tan that I actually see a difference with the next day, I’ll persist and let you know how I find this one. Finally, my deodorant of choice managed to sneak its way in there, Mitcham 48hr in Shower Fresh, noice.

So it seems I’m a little hair-centric at the moment. Excessive amount of products aside I’m thinking of indulging in a little dye job and a minor snip – I think it’s time for a restyle people. We’ll see. Right, now I’m sure I heard that was some left over treacle tart downstairs…..who’s hungry for some lunch?

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  • thebeautyheroes

    suits is the best tv show ever, rachel is so beautiful ! what kind of hair dye are you thinking ?! x

  • Michelle

    I want to try and dip dye my hair for winter, a little to scared to dye whole head i’m looking forward to seeing how the L’oreal kit works out. I really want to try X-tan but i’m too lazy to apply it often enough.


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  • http://www.beautyproductsjunkie.blogspot.com/ Ellie

    Have been in interested in trying the Redken Body Full range for a while, will hold off on making a purchase until you’ve decided on them! :) x

  • Marion

    I love Suits so much – you should watch the new season of damages if you like Suits, it is brilliant x

  • Emily

    Need to try the Moroccan oil, obsessed with oils at the moment!


  • http://thislovegame.blogspot.com Diane

    Oooh would love a review of Heel Genius! I’ve been eyeing this whenever I see it in the shops, but never gotten around to buying it xx

    • Diane11792

      I second this. Anna pls review it soon – of course after several uses of it to have better insight on the product. :) #nopressure

  • olivia

    would you recommend the moroccan oil for fine hair, or do you think it would weigh it down? my hair is a similar length to yours but quite fine!
    also love suits, harvey..what a babe


  • Lesley-Ann Seiderer

    I pretty much nearly watched the entire first season of Suits from bed today too! Love it xx

  • Leannemariexo

    I think I need to create some kind of basket for myself, I have far too many products that really need to be used up or I just need to try them out! I rotate my makeup weekly so why not do my haircare/body monthly as well?!

    I cant imagine you with a different hairstyle but Im sure whatever you choose it will look lovely! Im in desperate need for a hair cut but I hate the hairdressers, you say take the smallest amount possible and they chop off a good inch or so!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie.com xx

  • confessingshopaholic

    I have been seriously considering buying the ORBIE texturising spray but it is not the cheapest product…do you think it is worth the price? xx


  • http://twitter.com/sophiefox Sophie ✌

    love these weekend posts! xxx

  • Phoebe

    I love the Phyto shampoo too & you always leave me wanting the Xen Tan! I need to invest!


  • leetal tusia

    i love your blog so much you’re one a my faves, but i also feel like things are getting repetitive… i’ve read about the products so many times… i guess you’re super loyal and stand by your products (all the recommendations i’ve purchased have been amazing ) but i love it more when you introduce new things! still, fab post!

  • Blair

    Does Moroccan oil dye blonde hair? I heard that today and am now so scared to try it! Love hair products recently xx

  • lipstick fridays

    love xen tan and moroccan oil , fab products xx

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    Do you like the Soap & Glory heels lotion? I’ve been searching for a moisturizing food lotion. I keep a basket as well – makes things so much easier!
    <3 Rubiiee

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    Do you like the Soap & Glory heels lotion? I’ve been searching for a moisturizing food lotion. I keep a basket as well – makes things so much easier!

    <3 Rubiiee

  • Coquette

    Great post!
    I want to see your makeup collection updated!! Pleeeease, show it!! 😀


  • Zara

    Love these posts! I really want to try the Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity Oil Free Volumizer! Check out my blog, http://hiddentreasure21.blogspot.com/

  • Eliza

    i love these kind of posts! Could you do these every few months? 😀 x