14 September 2017

Empties Post #11: Shower Products

It's time for another look inside my beauty trash! Today I'll be showing you some body care products of the shower gel/cream variety.

The Body Shop make some of my favourite shower products. In this batch I have the Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream, Piñita Colada Shower Gel, and the Lychee Blossom Shower Gel. The Lychee Blossom is a very old scent and I don't think you get it anymore, unless maybe on a sale table. It smells sweet and fruity although I'm not sure the scent is for everyone. If I ever find this on a sale table again I will definitely pick up another bottle. The Piñita Colada has the quintessential "summer" scent: pineapples and coconuts that make you think of hot summer days and long, tall cocktails. When summer rolls around I might just pick up another bottle or two. The Almond Milk & Honey shower cream is more of a winter scent: it's warm and sweet and I find it extremely comforting. Out of all three it is also the most nourishing as I find that the others sometimes strip my skin of moisture if I don't follow up my shower routine with body lotion.

Lush is one of my other favourite brands, although I'm quite surprised that there are two products from them in here since they are, in my opinion, very expensive. Snow Fairy is a shower gel while Sweetie Pie is a shower jelly and comes in a tub. Sweetie Pie is ridiculously fun as it's literally a piece of wobbly jelly moulded to the shape of the tub. It smells incredible and I really wish they would come out with a normal shower gel in that scent. However fun it is to play with, I don't think it's good value for money. I tried cutting the jelly into small blocks so that I only use a block per shower session, but that failed. The jelly and my bath lily did not like to interact and more jelly ended up on the shower floor than on my bath lily. I don't think I would repurchase this. Snow Fairy, on the other hand, is one of my favourite Lush shower gels. It's pink and incredibly sweet smelling, but I absolutely love it. A little lathers a long way and I make sure to stock up on a bottle each Christmas (it's a Christmas exclusive release).

One of my newest favourites is the Palmolive Gourmet Spa Mint Shake shower cream. At R50 for two gigantic bottles (Dischem often has this special) it is incredibly good value for money. The shower cream is nice and thick and is incredibly nourishing. And the smell, oh my word, the smell! It smells exactly like Peppermint Crisp chocolate. It doesn't smell sickly sweet or artificial, instead it smells like you are showering in a Peppermint Crisp factory. It's also incredibly cooling and I like using this when I'm using my Pureology Hydrate shampoo and conditioner (the conditioner has that same intense minty coolness and smell). I've repurchased this already and will continue doing so indefinitely.

Which of these have you tried before? What can you recommend? Let me know in the comment section.

Until next time!



  1. That mint shower cream is amazing and I haven't been able to find it since I finished my bottle.. Have to keep on the look out!

    1. I sometimes still see it at my Dischem but luckily I have a backup in the cupboard! Thanks for commenting!