First is the old favourite and another product I've mentioned many times, Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant*. Repeatedly appearing my monthly empties posts I think there is no doubt readers are aware that this product isn't going anywhere soon. Sometimes curiosity leads me to try other brands, question whether Sure Maximum Protection really is good as I think it is. The answer is, it is and will always be a product I rely on and return to. If you're trying to step away from aerosol deodorant than this could very well be what you're looking for. A cream product which doesn't dry or irritate after shaving and it even has an innovative formula to provide a protective layer across your sweat glands. You'll be protected no matter how much sweating you're doing on the underground (in my case more likely than sweating it out in the gym!).
Moving on to shower gel, of which I need no more than an eskimo needs ice, but one whiff of the new Banana scent from Imperial Leather and it was thrown into my supermarket trolley. I've tried a few from this scented range including Fruit Salad and Lemon Sherbet. Interestingly I don't eat bananas but it seems I do like their scent. If you see it on the shelf on your next shop I recommend you having a sniff.
Another old, but new favourite is Batiste Marrakech Dry Shampoo* (currently on 3 for 2 at Boots if you're interested) replacing Batiste Sweetie, that as I expected my niece duly saw and asked if she could have. It's worked out far better because I definitely prefer the more maturely scent of Batiste Marrakech, inspired by the aromatic sights and sounds of Morocco's bazaar's I've actually found myself spraying more for the scent than anything else. Does it leave a white/grey powder when I spray it on my brown locks, yes but it brushes out easily and doesn't leave any unsightly residue.
Finally I think I have found a hair duo that is here to stay, the newly released L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner. It was released around about the time I was in need of a purchasing replacements and when I discovered it was for oily roots and dry ends it sounded like it was made just for me. Apparently the effects will last for 72 hours and I certainly haven't found that but my hair is looking cleaner and more healthy and I haven't had one of those days where despite washing my hair still looks greasy of lank. Whilst I dispute the 72 hour claims I have found that my hair doesn't look as greasy the next morning as I would usually expect. I wasn't too tempted with the clay masque pre-shampoo treatment but I am now.
I know one shouldn't worry too much about these things but the scent of the shampoo and conditioner is lovely and the only complaint is a regular one with L'Oreal bottles and the conditioner will sit upside down in the bathroom but I can forgive them.
So there's a peek into what products I'm enjoying that are the less than exciting ones that often forgotten.
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