Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Rituals Ritual

A Rituals Ritual

I get excited to fly out from Glasgow airport for one reason and one reason only. Rituals!
In Glasgow we only have one Rituals store (you can find smatterings of the line in department stores in Glasgow too and of course you can shop online) and that oddly is located within the airport. Bizarre but it is better than not having one at all, I guess. I'm not one to get overly excited about duty free shopping as I don't think you save all that much and in my case I tend to purchase things I really don't need but I do make an exception for Rituals.
I have three products that I re-stock regularly...

Rituals Yogi Flow Shower Foam £8.50 via Debenhams - link
I can recall receiving a full sized bottle of this in one of the first ever Glossybox's about three years ago, back then I had not heard of Rituals and was hesitant to try it. Why? It looked and smelt so expensive, I was worried I would develop a habit I could not sustain. Oh the lolz! Yes £8.50 is fairly pricey for a shower gel but given how long one can lasts (easily two months and that is with daily use), the amazing scent and how soft it leaves my skin it is worth every single penny. The scent? Rich and warm, it does combine rose and almond oil - I would say the almond rather than the rose dominates in term of fragrance. It is one of those few products you need to test to believe.

Rituals Ayurveda Scrub £10 via Debenhams - link
Have you tried out Malin + Goetz Dark Rum EDT? It is easily one of my favourite fragrances ever. No really it is just dark and divine, yet oddly fresh. Try it you won't be disappointed, I promise. Anyway the Rituals Ayurveda Scrub (forget the rose claims) smells very, very similar and this is part of the reason I use it so regularly. The other reason is that it is more than a decent scrub, it has an almost clay like texture which not only gently buffs the skin into a soft and supple state but also deeply cleanses. If like myself you are prone to blemishes on your back and shoulders this can double up as a body mask. Simply apply to dry skin, allow to set, then rinse off. I find it helps reduce blemish size as well as helping the skin heal quicker. A great 2-in-1 product.

Rituals Happy Mist £16.50 via Debenhams - link
I live in Glasgow, a grey and often cold city. Now don't get me wrong I love my home town but sometimes the weather can get me down. Come the colder months I can't really open my windows as frankly it turns into a mini hurricane - no really, it is pretty gusty up here and yet I like to freshen up my home without the need for a candle or ten. I sweat by Rituals Happy Mist, a zesty, citrus concoction of mandarin and yuzu fruit that can be used on linens and the body. If you like Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum but can't bring yourself to squirting the pricey elixir all over your home then this is for you. The bright, cheery, citrus based scent re-freshens the home and really uplifts my mood. Again a little goes a long way, I have only ever bought two bottles since it launched last year and I use it fairly regularly.

Once the winter products arrive you also really must try out the Rituals Scared Fire Candle, it is festive, warming and traditional. I adore it but be warned it sells out quickly - hence the August notification. Oh I am an eager beaver.

What Rituals products do you swear by?
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  1. I've never tried Rituals but i'm moving to England soon, so hopefully i'll be able to try it! That scrubs seems like its calling my name..

    Becca X

  2. I first tried the Yogi Flow Shower Gel via glossybox too!! Love the stuff, it feels so luxurious.

  3. I am madly in love with their Honey Touch Body Cream. It smells amazing! Their cleansers are great for sensitive skin as well. Definitely one of my favourite brands :)

    Sasha Monday | Beauty Blog x

  4. I adore Rituals! (: They all mostly smell really calming and fantastic! (:

  5. Love the sound of the scrub! I recently tried their hand scrub from a beauty box and I love it!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  6. I love rituals, and have blogpost on a lot of their products on my blog. My latest favorite is their sunscreen -

  7. I've never tried anything from Rituals before, but everything I've read about sounds lovely!


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