Friday, 4 May 2012

NEOM Sensuous.

I've started this thing of trying to use body lotion. It's been a long and slippery process, usually involving me wandering around my house in my underwear doing a John Wayne walk while I wait for the stuff to sink in, but we're getting there.  I'm at least remembering to do this ritual about 3 times a week and enjoying that extra softness - Kiwi's even told me my elbows are getting softer.


I'm never going to wax lyrical about body products in general because I'm all about the lipstick on this blog, however these new body releases from NEOM did catch my eye recently - if not least for the sleek, fancy-looking bottles which contrast starkly with my very ordinary bathroom suite.

NEOM's Sensuous scent is actually very pleasant and although I was far from a fan of the first scented NEOM product I tried, this one is by far an improvement in my book! I actually usually go for sweeter, fruitier scents in the bathroom - I love to create this kind of candy-fruity fug as I emerge from my day's ablutions - so this is very different to my usual tastes. 


It has notes of patchouli, ylang ylang and frankincense and has a soft powdery spicy note about it, but also a flip-side of clean.  I LOVE things that smell like clean (Philosophy Pure Grace perfume, laundry, most kinds of soap, the bathroom spray we just bought from Tesco...), so this is a hit with me, and it's not overly feminine either.  The scent in the body wash* creates a wonderfully perfumed fug in the shower, almost like that famed Radox effect from their adverts from the late 90's, but this is kind of the real deal - it's more subtle and lasts longer.

The Sensuous Organic Body Lotion* is a milky body lotion which sinks in instantly (which I like, I hate feeling greasy!) and contains shea butter, macadamia nut and rosemary to soften up the skin.  It feels richly, thickly moisturising and continues to deliver throughout the day.  I found the scent lingered quite a while on this one, which some may love for a light and lovely perfume, but it's not too strong for those that don't.

Both products boast an impressive mixture of both natural and organic ingredients and are formulated without parabens or other nasties.  The Body Wash is priced at £18, and the Body Lotion at £25 - and looking at them now I reckon they are a little expensive for my usual buy-one-get-one-free tastes, but the quality of the products has me wavering from my £1 shower gel, just the tiniest bit.

Are there any must-have body products for you right now? 

What would you recommend to a person like me who isn't so good at using them?

*PR SAMPLES. I am always honest and all opinions are my own!

14 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the weleda pomegranate shower cream. I've actual repurchased it twice. It smells pretty ordinary in the tube but once it hits hot water there is an explosion of almost a fizzy juicy beautiful fragrance. It's lovely. :)

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    1. You know, I had one of those, but I gave it to my mum as I wasn't into shower gel before then! I'm kind of sad now, it sounds like it would have been perfect for me! I mean - I smelled it and used it once but I wish I'd given it a bigger chance ;)

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  2. Ooh these products sound so luxurious, they certainly have a price tag to match but I'm sure they're worth every penny! They sound like they smell divine! xo

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    1. They definitely do have a matching price tag, so to speak! High quality products and really lovely - but still a really high price for a shower gel, I reckon!

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  3. There's just something about the scent once it hits hot water. Just this beautiful explosion of fragrance. I never experienced it before with any other product. Yummy :) x

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  4. I don't generally use a body lotion as I can't be arsed with waiting for it to sink in, so I generally use the body butters from Lush which you use in the shower. Although I have been quite liking Rituals shower stuff lately so I might give their body lotion a whirl.

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    1. Yeah, I know how you feel! I hadn't heard of that Lush shower product though! I liked the idea of their cocoa butter massage bars though, those looked great!

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  5. I'm guilty of using whatever's cheapest or on offer. Right now I'm going through Johnson's 24-Hour Body Lotion which is as boring to write as it is to apply. Yawn. It's on its way out though and next up is a Body Oil by Boots Botanics. Honestly have never found a body moisturizer that made any kind of significant difference. Neom looks gorg and sophisticated but body stuff just doesn't excite me :(

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    1. a girl after my own heart! I'm not that good with body products either, it definitely takes some remembering to do any kind of moisturising or anything!

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  6. Oh Cami, you're hilarious! I've had eczema for as long as I remember so I always ALWAYS use industrial strength moisturiser after my shower, else I crack and generally fall apart...you don't have to give it time to soak in sweetheart! Just get dressed, never done me any worse in the last 20 years (: xx
    PS, I use Vaseline hypoallergenic, it's the white bottle in the moisturiser series

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    1. haha, but I don't like feeling greasy inside my clothes! On a side note, I feel for you having eczema all that time, you poor thing! xx

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  7. ive been wanting to try neom for MONTHS...i think this post has affirmed i must have some NOW!

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    1. ooh I hope you love it! They have lots of lovely scents :)

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  8. the sanctuary body moisture spray is good, just spray it on and rub in and I love Jo Malone body creams. I don't like NEOM luxury scent but this one sounds nice x

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