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Hello everyone!

I just thought I would write a quick update to let you now that I have started using my Instagram account again for Baking and Bobby Pins. I feel that it is a brilliant platform to share blog posts and discover other bloggers. I’ll also be posting about what I’m up to day to day and lots of coffee/tea/cake photos- sorry in advance!

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Special Delivery: Frank Body 

The other week I decided to place another order for some Frank Body products. As you can tell by my previous post, I’m loving coffee scrubs! What’s there not to love? Not only does it buff away dry, flaky skin, but the caffeine content from the coffee stimulates blood flow which helps to clear up cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema, acne and scarring!

The scrubs also contain various oils, salts, and vitamin E, which all have anti-inflammatory properties.

First of all, I definitely need to applaud Frank on their packaging! It came in a cute cardboard box with the best slogans printed on the inside of it. I think this definitely adds to the appeal of the products. 

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Frank was one of the first companies I had heard of that produced coffee scrubs so I thought I would order a some different things from them.

I decided to go for my old favourite, the ‘Original Body Scrub’. It has a basic coffee flavour, but it also smells like jaffas, which makes you feel so fresh! The scrub is very coarse, but as you can imagine this adds to it’s exfoliating properties. They recommend that you use this 3-5 times per week.

I then went for something a little bit smoother to use on my face, as I felt that the original scrub could be quite harsh sometimes. They have a gentle product range for specific use on the delicate skin on your face. I picked up the ‘Creamy Face Scrub’. I tried out this product as soon as it was delivered. It comes in a small tube as it is a lot creamier than the body scrubs. I wet my face and worked it into my skin by rubbing my fingers in small circles for about 30 seconds, then I waited  about 3 minutes for it to dry as the ingredients worked their magic on my skin. I then washed it off to reveal gorgeous smooth skin! I feel more comfortable in using this scrub a little more often than the other products as it definitely is more gentle on your face.

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If you’re thinking of giving coffee scrubs a go, I’d 100% recommend that you give Frank Body a try! Go and show them some love back!

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GROUNDED Coffee Scrub Review

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I think I may have mentioned FRANK body scrub before in a previous post. I really loved it, but the only draw back was having to wait for it to be delivered when you ordered a packet online. However, I came across another coffee scrub that it available to purchase in store in Boots. Apparently this company was on Dragon’s Den promoting their product, and they were successful! Now they have launched a range of their products in Boots.

They had 3 different ‘flavours’ in store, Chocolate Orange, Coconut, and Grapefruit. I decided to go for grapefruit, as it seemed a bit different. I have also used the FRANK Original Scrub previously (similar to the Chocolate Orange Grounded one).

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I think when I used the FRANK scrub, I don’t think I really knew how to use it properly, I would just use it quickly in the shower, but I when I was looking up reviews for it, I found out that you’re supposed to wet your skin, apply the product, then get scrubbing. Wait for it to dry for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off. Probably the worst part is the thought sitting around in a cold bathroom in Winter for that long, haha! This ensures that the ingredients in the scrub works into the skin, and then you see the benefits! When I did this, I really noticed the difference straight away, and now I always look forward to using it.

The product is very gritty and rough, but that’s what you’d expect from something made from coffee grounds and sugar I guess! The scrub seems quite dry but once you rub it into your skin you feel the essential oils and it softens up a little bit. I’d also prepare yourself for the mess your shower will be afterwards! But you can easily wash it away.

The ingredients in the scrub that I have are: Coffee Robusta Seed Powder, Coffee, Sucrose, Brown Sugar, Sea Salt, Sodium Chloride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin E, Citrus Paradisi, Grapefruit Extract Oil, and Limonene. – Yep I can’t pronounce most of those either!

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My skin felt so soft afterwards! After a week of using it I’ve noticed a bit of a difference in my stretch marks on my thighs and the little scars I have from getting my appendix removed in 2009.

The place where I’ve noticed the biggest difference is my face. I’ve been going through a big eczema flare up around my cheeks and chin recently and this is the only thing that really seems to be working. I’ll give you all an update in a couple of week time if it cures it!

I think I’m definitely going to try the different flavours that they have in the rest of their range. What one’s would you recommend?

Let me know if you’ve tried the Grounded Coffee Scrub and what you think of it!

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Lush Goodies

The last few days I’ve been bogged down with the worst cold ever! I thought I felt a bit better today so I met up with one of my best friends from school for some lunch in town. Before heading home I decided to pop into Lush to pick up a few things. I thought I’d treat myself to a pamper night to help make myself feel a bit better! 🙂

Avobath (Bath Bomb)- This is my all time favourite product from Lush. It’s smells so fresh and uplifting (so it is a must if you like to have baths in the morning!). The Avocado and Olive Oil really helps to rehydrate my skin.

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Butterball (Bath Bomb)- This bath bomb contains chunks of Cocoa Butter, which melt into the bath and makes your skin feel almost like velvet.

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Percup (Massage Bar) – I’ve tried other Lush massage bars and I think they’re brilliant! They make my skin so smooth and soft. I decided to give this one a go. The bar is topped with whole coffee beans, which makes it look a bit different.

Milky Bath (Bubble Bar)- Who doesn’t love a bubble bath?! I believe that this is a new bubble bar. I thought it just looked so cute! It’s shaped like a milk bottle! It smells very sweet, yet subtle. It contains Orange Oil, Skimmed Milk , Patchouli Oil, and Cocoa Butter.

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Cup O’Coffee (Face and Body Mask)- I LOVE the smell of coffee. This mask contains: Vanilla, Roasted Cocoa Extract, Vetivert Oil, and Coffee Infusion. I have been loving the FRANK Coffee Scrub lately, but I thought I’d try this out as it seemed like it would be a bit more moisturising as a mask.

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Thanks for reading! Let me know what are some of your fave Lush products! 😀 

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