Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You Down With OPP? (Other People’s Products That Is)

There’s one clear perk of staying with friends and relations (of the female variety) and that’s the inevitable rummage through their product stash. I say of the female variety as there’s only so much excitement I can muster for a shower in my brother’s Lynx Chocolate, the Sis on the other hand…

Each time we stay in a hotel, we have a little ritual where we use each other’s stuff. Sometimes it means I get to revisit goodies that I’ve donated to her cause and since lamented but more often than not I get to try out what she’s buying and loving. Our stay in The Morgan a couple of weeks back was no different.

Three newbies that I’d the pleasure of trying out this time were:  

Timotei  Vivid Colour Shampoo & Conditioner

Not since the school yard gonks calling me Timotei ( I had hair to my knees)(from my head) have I tried the old chestnut that is Timotei. I was more than pleasantly surprised with their Vivid Colour shampoo though. Light and easily foamed, it didn't strip my hair or feel too drying. The conditioner I could take or leave as it felt a little heavy for my grúaig requirements. Both smell divine though, I'd be tempted to purchase the shampoo with a different version of conditioner.  

Boots No 7 BB Cream

Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream is easily one of my favourite OPP discoveries. Creamy soft and super flattering, it's an almost full coverage BB that lasted the entire day, while still allowing my skin to breathe. I was a woman on a mission to pick this up and had Clarins not have sent me their BB offering the very next day (More on that later) this would have been mine by the weekend. It still will be!

Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod

I could sum up Molton Brown's Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod in one word and that'd be 'Wowsers'. Containing pink pepper, African ginger and patchouli it's as manly man a woman's scent as you'll get. I didn't readily admit it but the only reason I had three showers during our day and a half stay was these beauties. I'm a huge fan of Molton Brown as it stands but hadn't the  chance to check out this version. It's luxury in a bottle and has shot to the top of my 'Do WANT' list. 

So g’wan, admit it – are you guilty of moisturising your entire body in your mother’s Crème de la Mer hand cream when staying over? How about shaving your pins with your brother in law’s favourite Mach 3 when drafted in to babysit for the night? Or are you just happy to have a little scout through and spritz of everything on offer? I won't tell, honest...


Lorraine said...

Ha, I've done this to you loads! It's how I discovered eye drops, Dr. Hauschka concealer, La Roche Posay BB cream and probably more.

Lovely Girlie Bits said...

I do this with my friend Ruth every time we meet for coffee. A meeting of the make up bags ;)

Robyn Morton said...

I so rarely get a chance to do this, but it is always fun when I do :-)