Best body scrub ever?

I’m constantly trying new body scrubs and this one i came across is absolutely amazing! Could this be one of the best body scrubs on the market? Let’s find out.

I must have been through quite a few body scrubs in the past few years, one of my favourites is the coffee scrub from Lush, i’ve done a review on that one as well, here’s the link.

Doing my usual shopping at one of my local stores Tk Maxx, i saw this brand, never heard of them or seen them before. The first thing i saw from them were bath salts, so i picked up a bag, yet to try it out! Went back a few months later and saw a jar of their body scrub, so i picked it up and gave it a go!

Westlab detoxing salt, body scrub and bath soak, with Himalayan salt, mint and lemongrass, has no microbeads, which some of us may know are harmful to the environment. It is 100% pure, with mineral salts and natural essential oils.

The main ingredient salt is designed to wash away dead skin cells, which sometimes sit on top of the skin, leaving it feeling rough and dull. It’s great for minimising spots or ingrown hairs. This scrub will improve the texture and appearance of the skin, resulting in a more soft, smooth and healthy look. It can also be used in the bath as well, so it’s basically two in one.

It also claims that the essential oil fragrances when inhaled can trigger mood enhancing effects, helping you to feel more relaxed and uplifted.


My first impressions, how awesome is this stuff? My skin has never been this smooth and soft! I’ve used it twice and i have to stress that it does exactly what it says.

The salt grains exfoliates very well, and are just the right size to get all the dead cells off the skin. Silky smooth and as soft as velvet!

We are advised to take care when using it in the shower as the oils can make the surface quite slippery.

I will be heading back to the store for more, i’m really loving this scrub!

What’s your favourite body scrub?


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Activated Charcoal

I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about activated charcoal and of course i did some research just to get more insight. It is used for a host of things including whitening teeth, treating body odour, relieving discomfort from insect bites, treating alcohol poisoning, treating  acne and so on. However today i’ll be focusing on the benefits of using activated charcoal on the skin.

According to my research, it is quite effective at controlling acne, as it absorbs oils and toxins on and below the surface of the skin, therefore leaving the skin smoother. It is mostly recommended for oily skin and should be used sparingly, say 1-2 a week. Individuals with dry skin are urged to stay away as it might dry out the skin even more. It is also great at minimising and unblocking the pores. Here’s a bonus for us who wear makeup, it is a great makeup remover!

Now i decided to try this product out so i picked up a facial scrub, i guess this is my way of testing out the product without committing too much. I have tried this once and it actually did make the surface of my skin smoother. I’m not saying anything new here as that’s what scrubs are meant to do right? Activated charcoal, comes in soap or mask forms as well, but for now i’m trying out the facial scrub. It is also available in different brands, this one is from Beauty Formulas and i got this from my local shop, Savers.


After cleansing my face, i left it wet, applied the scrub all over my face and neck in circular motions. I do this for about 30 secs, or until i was satisfied that the product was soaked into my skin, i then washed it off and pat my face dry. It was that easy!


Preferably 1-2 times a week, as using it too much can take away the skin’s natural oils. If you have dry skin, i wouldn’t encourage you to use this, as i mentioned above, it may make your skin even drier. Make sure the skin is cleansed before using.



I think this will be a part of my skin routine, so i’ll make sure to keep you guys updated, i might try other brands as well. Let me know if you’ve ever used activated charcoal, i’d like to know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by

Love, Shaunz x



My daily skin care routine (Products)-acne prone skin



It’s no secret that i’ve suffered with acne for a very long time. I’ve tried a lot of acne treatments on the market and  i’ve also been to the dermatologist quite a few times, i must admit that helped to a certain extent but my skin never cleared up fully.

I got really frustrated because i didn’t know what else to do! I decided to take things into my own hands and do some research. My aunt spoke about using witch hazel, she considers it a staple in her skin care, so i did some reading up on this and discovered how beneficial it is to the skin.


According to my research, it has the ability to remove excess oil from the skin and shrink down pores. It also fades bruises and blemishes and speeds up the healing process of any underlying damage.

I have incorporated witch hazel as a toner for my skin after washing my face. The one i’m currently using is the Boots tea tree mixed with witch hazel and it leaves my face feeling really refreshed and thoroughly cleansed. This brings me to another discovery which is the tea tree.


It is known to have many anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits. It’s an excellent treatment for acne. One study found that tea tree oil is just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, but without the negative side effects of redness and peeling.

On the days i wear makeup i would use the tea tree cleansing wipes to take it off, these wipes are really good might i add. I’ve also started using the facial spin brush and this makes such a difference in terms of the texture of my skin as it goes deep down to remove all the impurities, paired with the tea tree lemon facial wash i’d say this is a match made in heaven!.

To bring back life to the skin after washing and toning i use the Olay moisturiser and i do like the way this works, it’s very gentle and it brightens up my skin.

I’m all for natural skin treatments that you can find in your local drugstore, and of course these are inexpensive products.

Now using these products i have seen a big improvement in my skin, it’s still a work in progress but with time it will get better.