Top 10 Tuesdays is back with a vengeance and this week we are bearing all and getting down and dirty with our top 10 favorite items in our showers! Now as much as I'm sure you would like to see a picture of my actual shower, I am in it too much at the moment to get a photo. It's damn hot here, I find myself showering 2 times a day No time for photos! So let's look at the collage of awesome treats for my shower.
In no particular order:
Leonor Greyl Huile de Palme
I wrote about this gem a while ago. Not only does it make my hair super silky soft it smells amazing. In the summer, the palm oil is liquid, so it's easy to douse my hair pre-shower. In the colder months, I have to set this in a sink full of hot water to liquefy the oil. You can read my review HERE.
Klorane Peony Shampoo
This is a new product I am testing out and so far, so good. My face may be an oily mess, but the rest of me, especially my scalp is dry as the Sahara. Itchy and dry. The Klorane Peony Shampoo is supposed to stop the itch and irritation as well as condition the scalp to behave better over the long run. So far I have only used it twice. My scalp is less itchy, and I don't have that awful medicinal smell that I get from other shampoos.
c. Booth Ginger Scrub
Every once in a while you need to scrub the world off of your body. While Karen Silkwood had the right idea with her showers, the c.Booth Ginger Scrub is far less harsh, but almost as effective in ridding what can only be the weight of the world from your back...and arms...and legs...and anywhere else you want to scrub (not your face please) I wrote a cheeky review HERE.
Eucerin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
I have not reviewed this cleanser on the blog, but I must say that this is the nicest soap free cleanser I have used in a long while. My face is never dry once I rinse off this film free cleanser, and I do not break out or experience any redness from use. It's perfect for sensitive skin and also for acne prone. It's also fragrance free which is a big plus in my book!
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
I received this as part of a gift with purchase from some company. I cannot remember. I don't normally use scrubs on my face, but this one has won me over. The sugar in the scrub acts as an exfoliant both physical and chemical. (AHA acids from the sugar help the manual action of scrubbing) The sweet lemon scent is relaxing and makes me feel calm and centered. I normally use this scrub once a week and allow it to foam up in my hands and pat it on my face. I let it sit there while the sugar melts and then gently massage what's left onto my face. Once I rinse it off my face is super soft, well hydrated and glowy.
Of course, my favorite exfoliator is the Clarisonic brush. I only use this in conjunction with the mild Eucerin cleanser and never with other scrubs because I don't want to gunk up the workings of the brush nor do I want to remove a layer of skin from my face! My love of the Clarisonic is long and well known. However I'm testing another cleansing tool that may rival the ubiquitous brush. You can read my Clarisonic review HERE.
Kérastase Chroma Chroma Reflect Masque
I'm not a natural red head, and while it pains me to admit that, I hope that my confession can save others from having their precious colored hair fade. The Kerastase line is Expensive$$$ But a little goes a long way, and anything I can do to keep my locks looking as red as they did when I left the salon is worth the money to me. Plus it makes my hair super soft!
Kérastase Chroma Sensitive Cleansing Balm
This low/no foaming cleansing balm is used sparingly and only for 3 to 4 washes after I get my color done. Not only does it keep my color form fading it also cleans my hair without harsh sulfates. It also keeps the strands of my hair "cushioned", so I don't cause any undue stress on them causing the fragile dyed and processed hair to break. Since I only use this a few times every 4 months, a bottle lasts me almost a year.
amika Color pHerfection Shampoo and amika Obliphica Hydrate Conditioner
OK. I'm cheating by combining my amika Shampoo and Conditioner as one item. But hey, it's my blog, I can cheat if I want. The amika Color pHerfection Shampoo and amika Obliphica Hydrate Conditioner smell amazeballz! They also treat my colored hair like a queen and keep my dry hair and scalp in a happy place. Sure the stuff may cost a little extra, and it may be harder to find amika shampoo and conditioner for sale, but I love the stuff and the way it makes my hair feel and look!
I am addicted to all things honey. My beloved Kings & Queens (From Korres) Nefertiti Honey body wash has been discontinued I am on the hunt for my next honey scented body wash. I am using up the rest of my Perlier Miel Honey body wash, but plan to find other products that will give me that same honey scented bliss I long for. I am not a monogamous body wash user...I'm OK with that. You can read my review HERE.
So what are some of your favorite shower essentials? Share yours in the comments section. Also, get inspired by the bevy of bloggers with top 10 lists of their own. Just click on a picture to be transported to another stunning top 10 list and enjoy!