Hi everyone! My shower time is sacred and as such I’m pretty selective about the scents and products I choose. I would love to be able to afford luxury products to make me feel rich and famous in the shower (and occasionally I splurge) but for the most part I stick to budget brands for everyday use. I generally save my real luxury expensive items for a nice bath, I love baths! What’s in my shower differs from time to time; I hate getting so stuck into one product routine that I miss out on new and exciting things. Having said that, here’s a snapshot of what I’m using right now and my thoughts on the products… 1. Herbal Essences “Tousle Me Softly” Shampoo and Conditioner I have a love/hate relationship with these two. On one hand it makes my hair smell so beautifully amazing, I’m in love with this scent. It’s fruity and floral and leaves my hair feeling super soft and feather-light. On the other hand, some days it just does not agree with my hair. It’s meant to make your hair nice and light and ‘tousled’ and as a result I think it’s a bit drying. If my hair isn’t feeling so great this shampoo and conditioner only seems to make the problem worse. I won’t be repurchasing these once they’re finished because of this but I’ll be really sad to let this go since my hair won’t be smelling as nice anymore (sigh, girl problems). These were about $5.00 each I think, just from my local supermarket. On another note, Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner in “Hello Hydration” is a really great product and I’ll be getting those again next. 2. Lux Exfoliating Shea Scrub I have an undying love for Shae butter products and I’ve always got at least one thing in my shower with Shea butter in it! This one is Shea butter and caramel (ugh, heavenly) and it has tiny little beads in it to help scrub away the dead skin. I use this on my loofah to exfoliate every couple of showers, or before I fake tan. As you can see, I’m nearly all out but I’ll definitely be buying this one again, it’s a staple in my shower routine. This is about $6.00 from your local supermarket. 3. Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel I love the packaging on the Original Source products, they have cute little facts on the front about the natural ingredients inside. “7,927 real mint leaves help make one skin-tingling bottle of this Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel.” It’s got a little bit of menthol in it I think, it leaves your skin all clean and tingly and refreshed and smelling like peppermint lollies. I cycle between this shower gel and the next one coming up, and I’m still having an internal battle about which one I should repurchase, or both! 4. Original Source Shea Butter and Honey Shower Gel Like I said, I can’t live without shae butter and this is so deliciously creamy and rich. Every shower is a hard decision to make: do I want to feel cool and clean and refreshed, or silky and luxurious? Both of these Original Source Shower Gels can be purchased at your local supermarket or pharmacy for just over $4.00. 5. Conditioning Treatment Obviously these two are the conditioning treatments from packaged hair dyes so I can’t really tell you where to get these in particular. But I would recommend that every girl has a similar conditioning treatment in their shower to be used about once a week. These are protein treatments like those little “3 Minute Miracle” treatments you can buy. Protein is amazing for your hair but too much of anything is too much and this is no exception. If you leave this in your hair for too long or use it too often your hair gets a protein overload which is very bad and can cause your hair to snap off. I made this mistake once a few years back and tried to use these conditioners every time I washed my hair, I nearly killed all the hair on my head! It took quite a while to recover (shudders). That being said, using this once a week — or once a fortnight even — does absolute wonders for your hair, especially if your hair is dry and damaged. The Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner is sadly not sold in Australia (oh, the irony) but if you live in the U.K or the U.S you’re in luck! Pantene does a similar treatment that you can buy in most pharmacies and supermarkets for Australians, alternatively you can ask around at Hair Supply stores for what treatments they sell from more expensive companies. 6. Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner This is such a great product for keeping my skin silky and moisturised. It smells like a sweet rose jam and it’s just divine, but I don’t use this very often purely because I would rather leave the shower smelling like shea butter and caramel! The full-sized 225gm tub is $32.50 and can be bought on the Lush website here, so it’s a bit pricey, but it’s so rich I consider it a special treat. And that’s literally all the products in my shower. Let me know what you think in the comments below, or on twitter @Maklinamakeup!