Sunday's Bath Time

november 28, 2016

Hi lovelies! Hope you are all well. Yesterday I was having a lovely bath session and I thought to myself I should write about the products I've used since I pretty much love everything I used. So here it goes.
 Since I applied a face mask, let me quickly mention how I cleansed my face. Now I didn't have any makeup on, so I only washed it once. I used the Mekha Cleansing Balm aka Herbal Active Cleanser* from Siam Seas that I got in the Boxwalla Box. I will write more about this subscription box, but let me tell you that it's a close second to my beloved Beauty Hereos. In every Boxwalla Beauty Box there are some drop dead gorgeous products and I was so very lucky to finally try Siam Seas, a brand I heard so much great things about. Boy oh boy, I was completely blown away!<3 Hopefully I will do a proper review soon, but for now let me just tell you that I don't remember when was the last time I was so impressed with a skincare. And so quickly. The results were immediate! I've been using the three products that I got (here are all of them) for two weeks and every morning I'm more in awe with the results. Truly stunning! I've been loving this cleasning balm as my second balm to cleanse my skin with, and when I don't have makeup on I only use one cleanser. Mekha balm is a new product from Siam Seas and it's a beautiful one. It's a unique product and different than any cleansing balm I've used before. The balm has two textures - one is your standard balmy balm and the other is dryer, made with dry herbs. Every ingredient in the formula has been carefully selected to deliver a powerful synergistic effect to alleviate inflammation and to dissolve dead skin cells. It's a three-in-one product, a cleanser, a gentle scrub and a mask. Contains Honey infused with Royal Jelly, Propolis and Pollen, active herbs like Turmeric, Thanaka, Ginger and more. It's so wonderful.
After removing the Siam Seas cleansing balm it's time for an indulgent mask. Ever since I got the November Beauty Heroes Box my Sundays have been reserved for one mask only - the Josh Rosebrook's Antioxidant Cacao Mask*. I adore this mask. Firstly I love the scent of it. It's a mix of Cacao and flowers like Lavender, Orange, Rosemary, but it smells so much more complex than I'm making it sound. It's so lovely. It also contains Witch Hazel, Turmeric, Goji Berry, Beetroot, Marula Oil, and more beautiful ingredients. This mask is filled with goodness. As the name suggest, it's based on Cacao, a gorgeous ingredient that is rich in antioxidants, it's firming and stimulating. Great ingredient for the skin. This mask is really decadent and I'd say it's very concentrated with only the good stuff. It has a thick and rich consistency that applies beautifully but you have to be quite quick with it. If you want to fix a spot on your skin where you already applied it, then you have to do it fast because otherwise you can easily wipe some mask off. The mask dries on the face but it's not drying. It is recommended to leave on for 45 minutes and I happily do so. Due to pure cacao the mask is a dark brown/black colour, so the washing off can be a bit messy. Removing it in a shower or bath is way better than in the sink, just be careful not to wash it off with hot water. I see instant resutls which are even better the morning after. My skin looks brighter, redness is reduced, it's calmer and the pores look smaller. It's truly a wonderful mask. I do love cacao based masks but I have to say that this one is my favourite cacao mask that I've had a pleasure to try.
This time around I tried my newest bath addition, a product I've received in Love Lula November Beauty Box*, the Moa Green Bath Potion Shot, with Peppermint and Fennel. I was very excited to use it, as stated on my Instagram. A therapeutic, invigorating herbal blend, sure to put  the spring back in your step after a long, tiring day. This bath was exactly what they say - it's invigorating and de-stressing, and I felt the Peppermint working - it slightly cooled down my body and I mean that in the nicest way possible. I wasn't cold, it almost felt a bit tingly. I believe this could be great for sore muscles and for relieving aches and pains. The thing I didn't care for was its strong scent. I poured in the whole bottle and found the scent too overpowering. I can't really say I enjoyed that. But I did feel the effects so I'm still interested in the brand and will look at their other products.
After the bath I washed my hair with Tabitha James Kraan Golden Citrus Organic Hair Cleanser* and 4-in1 Conditioner*. I reviewed them here, and I still love them. The only thing is that I'm almost out of the shampoo and I still have a whole lot of conditioner to use. Which might be a good thing because then I would only need to buy a new bottle of the cleanser. Either way I love them and I also do their other products. I left the conditioner in my hair and continue with a shower gel.
And not just with any shower gel but with the latest Hero, the Kahina Giving Beauty Moroccan Rose Beldi Soap*. Beauty Heroes surprised us all with their 13th Discovery featuring the Moroccan inspired brand, the Kahina Giving Beauty. I already wrote about two of the Katharine's products, the Serum and Facial Cleanser. You can see and read what you can get in this BH box in my insta post. It's a separate box, like it was the Vapour box, but as before, subscribers get 15% off. Otherwise it's $46 or $48, depends on the Beldi soap scent. As mentioned, I opted for the Rose one. If you are a fan of roses then do get this one, because it smells like the most beautiful bouquet of roses. Mmm so good. As I said for the Mekha cleanser, this product is also very unique. It contains only two ingredients - Saponified Olive Oil and Rose Flower Oil (Traditional or Eucalyptus version contains Eucalyptus Leaf Oil). That doesn't sound unique? Well then look at it! It has an unusual gel-like consistency, it's slippery and jelly-like, almost gloopy. Hard to describe this one. It's luxurious and nothing like I've ever used before. It provides some lather, not a lot, but enough to still thoroughly cleanse my skin. It requires a bit of work, because of the bloppy texture which can fall on the bottom of your shower. But it's all worth it. It's a lovely soap to use on its own but boy did it impress me when I used it with the accompanying Kessa Mitt. The mitt is actually an exfoliating mitt made from rayon, and is plucked directly from the time honored hammam experience. You apply the soap and then exfoliate the skin with the kessa mitt. You wouldn't believe how many dead skin cells you'll be getting rid off. I thought my skin was soft before but I was so wrong. The duo is so wonderful and I highly recommend them! If you suffer from dry skin or just want back that baby skin, then do try the 13th Discovery by Beauty Heroes. You won't regret it.
Last but certainly not least is Rachel's Plan Bee Body Butter in Vanilla & Spice. A rich and luxe body butter that will make your skin even softer, if that is even possible after the exfoliation. The whipped body butter is based on Shea Butter, one of the best ingredients for dry skin. It's deeply moisturizing and I love using it. Like it is with Rachel's body products, the scent lingers on for a day. When my boyfriend says he still smells it after a whole day, then you know it's good. Talking about the scent, I don't really smell much Vanilla, it's so funny that I actually smell buckwheat. I don't mind it and it seems that the scent changes on my skin, but I do prefer the Original scent to be perfectly honest. Nonetheless, the texture, the whole feel and the performance is wonderful so I'm happy with the product. Plus it looks so lush - look here.

As you can see I had a great bath, not only because of all these lovely products but also because I started watching Gilmore Girls from the beginning. I mean how could I not after watching the new GG release? In love. :)

With love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
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