Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Beauty Kitchen Inspire Me Body Polish*

During the summer there is nothing worse than dry flaky skin, espicially when the weather is good and you feel like flashing a bit of flesh. When things are sunny and I want to either get a natural tan or apply some fake tan; which lets face it is probably more likely here in Scotland where we don't see all that much sun; I find it will look so much better if I prepare and exfoliate my skin. I'm always looking for something that gives the skin a nice healthy sheen and really goes to town on those dry areas like the hands, feet, elbows and the backs of the knees. So, when I recently received this Inspire Me Brightening & Toning Body Polish I couldn't wait to have a good scrub...

When I first received the sample I couldn't get over how good quality the product seemed in terms of both packaging and ingredients. It comes in a sturdy little glass jar, which is pretty standard for most natural products and I ALWAYS recycle these type of jars once I've used the product inside so thats a bit of a bonus for me too! I was also super happy to see that the brand Beauty Kitchen was born and bred right here in Glasgow which obviously got me excited straight away! I was then even more buzzed when I saw some of the products on This Morning! In terms of product this is my kind of body product with 100% natural ingredients, and absolutely no nasties and zero parabens or artificial scents. I always have found natural products to be more luxurious and pampering but then again that could just be me! 

As far as the product goes I was a bit put off by the scent, which is a bit overpowering, but that's just personal preference as it smells a bit like a mojito cocktail, which is my least favourite on the menu (an unusual opinion I know). Mojito lovers around the world this is the product for you!  The product itself is rather oily to the touch but just like magic the oil leaves absolutely no residue on the skin! This is definitely a scrub for those of you who like to be a bit more thorough as its rough in texture and packed full of antioxidents, minerals and oils such as sage and pink rock salt! I should also add that this is NOT tested on animals so if you are one for cruelty free products then this is safe! 

I thought it was rather odd that this could be used on both wet and dry skin although now I must admit I kind of like that about it, but I should add that it WILL make a mess used anywhere outside of the shower cubicle. Overall, I was really impressed with how this performed as a body exfoliante (is that a word?!) and it definitely sorted out those dry patches and left my skin looking lovely and healthy, but as yet I haven't noticed any difference on my stretch marks or cellulite.  That said, I have only been using this for around 2 weeks so its quite possible that it may take a while to see an improvement. This is reasonably priced at £14.99 so I might be tempted to purchase it once this one is all gone, however, I'm very intrigued by some of the other products on the website so may have to give them a go first! 

What exfoliator do you guys love to use on your body? Do you like natural products? 

*all opinions expressed are my own.  


  1. Anonymous21 July, 2015

    I want to give this a try! :)

  2. Love the ethics behind this brand, I've seen quite few reviews now for this and the body lotion (people are saying it smells like lemon meringue mmm!) I'll definitely pick up some products to try…I love using natural products when I can put I do find the price puts me off a lot! But I guess you do get quite a good bit of product xx


  3. I am not the biggest fan of Mojitos but it seems like a very nice and effective scrub! Cute blog! xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

  4. Sounds like a really lovely scrub and I love the packaging - I also love the smell of mojitos so I think k would love that about it!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog


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