Around February time i developed an obsession for skin care. I wanted flawless skin which in turn would lead to flawless make up.
I'd had my eye on the wave for a while and although it promises skin that looks like Gabriella from High School Musical (Vanessa Hudgens!! Yes I'm a loser!) the £12 price tag wasn't something I wanted to spend as I hadn't heard amazing reviews. When it was listed on Swapsies i decided to give it a try. From the advert, it looks pretty good and lathers well. In real life, this isn't the case. Not once when i used it did it lathered well enough for me to feel like i was really getting that deep clean. I've tried using extra product, adding more water, you name it I've tried it! Although my pores did feel super clean once i had finished, i didn't have any easy ride getting there. Its not totally easy to handle either once it gets wet and soapy and it slipped out of my hads a couple of times. I'm glad didnt go all the way and get the clarisonic, which again hasn't have amazing reviews for a product which promises so much.
Whilst browsing in The Body Shop a couple of weeks ago, I spotted the facial brush. It looks a bit like a nail brush except for you face!! For £3ish (it might have been £2.90) i thought it was worth a shot. When i first used it I did feel the bristles could have been more taut and less floppy but as i worked step one of my 3 step into my skin, I realised I had found a product that I wanted the wave to be. Its was easy to use and unlike the wave, didnt fly out of my hands! Plus I only needed one pump of face wash, not my usual 2-3. Ok, so it doesn't vibrate and I might not turn into Vanessa Hudgens overnight, but I really did get that deep clean feeling as well as boosting circulation and gently exfoliating at the same time (triple threat!!)
As for my wave, I will use it every now and again but my facial brush now sits proudly next to my Clinique, which is my opinion is a very good place to be! So girls...next time you're in The Body Shop, grab one of these bad boys.
Sometimes the smallest things can make a world of difference (I sound like my mum!!)