Review │Body butters from Kruidvat

Beauty, Geen categorie, skincare

I think it’s clear already that I like testing care products, so I got another one for you. These products are body butters and I really love them! There nothing really special, but definitely worth the buy. You can buy them at the Kruidvat and they havn’t got a brand, there just from Kruidvat itself. I have to say, it wouldn’t be the first time I buy a product of a unknow brand or without brand, but those are often one of the best products.

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The packaging is really simple. I bought three different versions, which are the blueberry lychee, the olive macadamia and the coconut sheabutter. There where two more, I think, but those three had the best smell, in my opinion. The smell is so good and so strong. The blueberry lychee almost smells like food. Next to that, I was very pleased with how they worked and felt. The body butters have a thick substance, if that makes sense, so you don’t need much to hydrate your body and let me say, they hydrate really well. Again, afterswards, you have that amazing smell.  It kinda takes the same time as other body butters to ‘soak in’.
Another plus is that they only cost € 2.79. Maybe if I ever finish these, I would like to try the others as well.

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Aurely ❥

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Test │Scrubs

Beauty, skincare

Summer is coming, which means tops and shorts! Or skirts and dresses, whatever. Anyway, it means that it’s time to show our legs again, our in my case, my milk bottles. The easiest way to get a tan, is to use some tanning lotion or other tanning products. I mean, if you use it right, so you don’t look like an oompa loompa. Apparantly, there are also tanning pills now. You could go to a tanning center (is that how it’s called?), but it isn’t always cheap. Anyway, this post isn’t about tanning. To make sure that or legs will tan nicely, you have to make sure you scrub your legs first. When you remove dead skin cells, your legs will tan faster.

Scrubs enough in the world, but which are good en which make sure you don’t have a red or irritated skin? I’ve tested three different onces, a cheap one, one from a brand and one develloped or released by someone ‘known’.

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1. Almond body scrub – € 2,75 Hema

I use this one for years now, so I didn’t made an effort to buy any other. The scrub has an amazing smell and consists of almonds (which I’m fan of), but the scent isn’t overwhelming. This almond body scrub has tiny grains, causing the dead skins to be removed gently. It has a sand-like texture, which I guess most scrubs have. Although it are fine grains, I feel them really good on my skin, which means they do their job. I don’t have sensitive skin, so I never have problems with redness or irritated skin anyway. I think this scrub would be good for people who have sensitve skin to. My legs feels soft and shines a bit. The smell isn’t really noticeable anymore. A big plus is that it doesn’t cost much at all!

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 2. Sugar body scrub – € 6.99 Kruidvat

This is a bit more expensive (but not that much) because it’s a brand. As soon as I remove the lit, I get a really strong scent in my face. The smell is not unpleasent, but it’s definitely not my favorite and it’s kinda special. The scrub seems a bit runny because on top, there is liquid, so watch out when you open it. Unfortunatly, most of it is already on my desk and I tell you, it will make stains. After using the scrub a few times, the liquid dissapears. After that, the scrub is really hard and it’s difficult to get it out of the jar. Again, this scrub also has fine grains, but they are very hard so I would say, take it easy on the scrubbing. Certainly not a good scrub for people with sensitive skin, I think. After I washed the scrub of my legs, they rather feel greasy instead of smooth.  When I dried them of, they feel a bit more smooth, but less than the first scrub (almond body scrub).

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 3. Pretty polished sugar scrub Zoella – € 9.99 Di Beauty

For those who don’t know, Zoella is a well know vlogger in America, but she has a few followers here in Belgium, like myself. This scrub is from her first beauty line and in the mean time, she has a second beauty line out. It’s the first time I’ve ever bought a product of hers. It also cost a lot more, but that’s what you get when you buy things from ‘famous’ people. But what is very important, is that it’s not tested on animals! Good one, girl!
This scrub has an amazing smell, which I can’t describe. In the scrub, there are red dots, but I don’t know what they are. On the packaging you can find the ingredients, but I still don’t really know what’s in it. When I take a bit of the scrub in my hand, it feels very sticky and you don’t feel any grains. I kinda like this weird texture. It’s only when I started scrubbing, that I feel the grains. They scrub nicely, but not to hard, so again, good for people with sensitive skin, in my opinion. I don’t have an unpleasant feeling when I scrub and I don’t know wheter it’s the fact that this is a sugar scrub or because of the weird texture. After rinsing my legs, they don’t hurt or arn’t red at all. Besides that, I still can smell the scrub a bit, which is very nice.

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Opinion

I still like to use my old trusty scrub, the almond body scrub, because it just works for me. It smels nice and the price is amazing! Although, I really like the sugar scrub from Zoella as well! Everything is amazing about this product, it just cost a bit more, but I guess it’s kinda worth it.
I’m not to keen on the body scrub from Kneipp, because I just didn’t like the smell, but of course, this smells different for everyone. Also, the grains were very hard, which I don’t really mind, but I rather have a scrub with fine grains in it. This was the case with the other two scrubs and they still did their jobs. My legs did feel smoother than using the one from the brand Kneipp. I’m obviously not saying this scrub is bad, but it’s just I liked the other two better.
I would certainly recommend you to try the one from Zoella, but mabye one of the other two could be something for you. Start scrubbing, ladies!

 

Aurely ❥

Review │Originals from Kruidvat

Beauty, skincare

I already have seen an incredible amount of peel-off masks, but I never tested one before. In one of my previous blog post, I tested the facial mask with charcaol from the Action, which is also a peel-off mask (to know what I thought about it, go check out the post). Since then, I’m trying to find the perfect peel-off mask. That’s why I tested the range of Originals from Kruidvat (Dutch drugstore), wich has a peel-off mask, a clay mask, a scrub mask and a cream mask. They all cost €1,99, so it’s really cheap. This range also has two hand creams, but I didn’t test these ones. Each product has a main product and a color. The texture and smell are also different. This is my opinion of the other products.

  • Peel-off mask

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I’ve started with the peel-off mask, which I was kinda excited for. It is made with dragon fruit and has a pink color. It’s very sticky and see through, but it smells really nice. On each packaging is explained how to use the product, so I suggest you always do this. I applied the product to my face and it’s almost invisible, with just a little pink shine. It didn’t take long for the product to dry and I felt it immediately. My face felt very tight and it was hard to smile. After 20 minutes, you could take the mask off. I was so curious if it would hurt, but it was amazing! It went of so quickly and without pain! There were hardly any pieces of the mask still on my face and my face didn’t hurt or wasn’t red at all. It felt smooth and soft. You could say it was a big succes!

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  • Clay mask

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After that, I tested the clay mask. Also a product I never used before, but I always wanted to. This package has blue/mint details and it’s with dead sea minerals in it. The product itself has also a mint kinda color. You apply this to your face and wait for about 10 to 15 minutes. Afterwards, you just wash it of with lukewarm water. Again, it doesn’t take long for the product to dry. After washing everything away, I still didn’t have any problems with my skin. It was still soft and it shone a bit.

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  • Scrub mask

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The scrub mask has black details and this is also a product with charcoal in it. The scrub itself is really black with very fine grains in it. I don’t really like using scrubs on my face, because the ones I used in the past had grains who where to big, which kinda hurts and made my face look red and irritated. It wasn’t like that with this product, I guess thanks to the fine grains. First you have to massage the product on to your face and leave it for a few minutes. Nevertheless  people with sensitive skin should still be carefull. I don’t have sensitve skin, so for me, this products was great.

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  • Cream mask

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Lastly, I’ve tested the cream mask. It has yellow details and is made with shea butter. The cream is white and, like most creams, the smell is amazing. Again, afther applying, you have to wait 10 to 15 minutes. It kinda feels refressing. After that, you just wash it of with warm water. Still no redness, my skin doesn’t feel irritated. I just love all these products!

 

I don’t really know if it’s smart to use all these products at the same time, but my skin never felt softer, smoother and looked shiny. All of them were amazing, with nice textures and good smells. They, of course, all have a different effect, which I really liked, so I’m still gonna use them separately. The packaging, which I think is kinda important to, is simple, but very pretty and it has clear instructions.
Like I said before, the price is really cheap, but the products are of good quality! They’re really worth the try!

Aurely ❥