26th June, 2018
5 new additions.
Some products in my bathroom that I have been reaching for daily, and I think it’s worth sharing!
The very first one is this quip toothbrush. Quip is sponsoring this blog post (#ad) – which is very exciting because it’s not only a stunning product, but it’s the most convenient and handy electric toothbrush I own.
Brushing our teeth is part of our morning and night routines, as we get ready for the day, or comfy for the night; so having a good toothbrush is essential.
I’ve wanted an electric toothbrush for a long time, but I was looking for something that wouldn’t look too bulky, and most importantly that didn’t require to be recharged via cables.
If you live in an old building, you may have my same issue: there are no wall plugs – for safety reasons of course – so easy things like doing your hair, or charging your toothbrush, need to be done elsewhere in the house.
This is not a major issue, and it’s something you get used to, but overtime I stopped charging my old toothbrush and went back to regular ones… until now.
As you can see, quip toothbrushes are compact and can be attached to your mirror or tiles. I love that!
I have the newest addition to their line, with the pink handle, but they also came out with a green one which I want to get for Felix, so we can have matching toothbrushes. He instantly asked for one when he saw mine hanging on the wall!
Another thing about quip is that, if you wanted to, you could subscribe to their service, and receive a new brush head refill every three months for $5 (free shipping worldwide). It’s optional, but I wanted to mention it in case that’s something you could find useful.
So, if you are interested, go to getquip.com/marzia to purchase a limited edition pink or green brush and get your first refill for free.
The second product I wanted to talk about is this deodorant Lush bar.
If I’m being honest, I don’t generally pay much attention at all to the deodorants I pick out: when I run out of one, I just get whatever I can find at the grocery store, or Boots, without giving it much thought.
When I saw this bar, I was quite surprised by how different it looks compared to any deodorant I’ve seen on the market.
Because it is a Lush product, of course it smells great, but I was unsure by how well it could work.
I tested it out for over a week and I have to say – I’m sold! I think it works just as well as any other deodorant, but it’s natural and packaging free.
Lush has always been environmentally conscious, and it’s nice to see that they are always pushing things even further. Well done, Lush!
In one of my previous posts I said I picked a fragrance from Le Labo. Lots of you were curious to know if I bought the full size bottle, and yes I did get one, although I was lucky enough to have a gift card for it (as these perfumes are quite pricey).
I loved the fact that on the website, at the checkout, they asked if I wanted to have my name on the label. Within two days of placing my order, the perfume arrived.
I have a lot of respect for companies that put that extra effort into the way they present themselves, and when they do offer higher priced products, it’s a nice touch to be able to customise certain things.
And of course, I’m in love with the fragrance!
But now I’m going to share something that has been saving my skin from cystic acne. Or at least helping… a lot!
Back when I was in Tokyo, I entered the Etude House shop and got myself two of these spot patch packets, along with a few other small things.
I wasn’t having much trouble with my skin so I didn’t start using these till this month, as I had some ups and downs, due to my cycle being all messed up, and I found myself waking up to lots of cysts.
I reached for this and right now I’ve used it all, so I don’t have much to show, but it contains a clear sheet with some see through patches that you put on your skin.
I noticed right away that once the sticker was on my face, the spot seemed to hurt less, and the longer I was able to keep these on my face, the quicker the spots would heal.
As I said, I’ve run out of all of them, but I must get some new ones, and would recommend these to anyone that struggles with acne. I really did feel that it helped tremendously!
Ooooh, and finally, the hair donut!
This is not necessarily a new product but it is something I recently came around to using again.
For the whole month of June, I believe I only ever used a hot tool to style my hair twice. Which for me – a girl with extremely thin and straight hair that likes to have volume and waves – is a miracle.
I used to use this hair donut years ago, and then stopped. I cut my hair in the beginning of last year, so my hair was just too short to get a good grip with this. But now that it is longer (thanks to hair extensions) I tried out the donut again, and it’s working better than ever.
I wash my hair every 5 days, in the evening. So whenever I do that, I dry my hair and quickly wrap it around the donut, so that I sleep in it the entire night.
The morning after my hair has the most voluminous, natural waves.
I sleep with it every single night, and at times it can be slightly uncomfortable, but most of the times I have no issues with it and wake up to really good hair, without the need of applying heat to it.
Tip: for the type of waves I’m after, I only wrap my hair around the donut in a loose, side bun. That’s enough to give me the look I want, and it’s far less uncomfortable than a tight bun, to sleep in.
So these are all the products I wanted to talk about.
Have you ever tried any of them?