Thursday, June 7, 2012

Slide, slide, slippedy slide - I have a serious amount of oils - Yes, I realise that sounds weird

It's a wonder I'm not a big greasy ball of emotion with the amount of oils I use in my beauty routine.  Oils have made a big resurgence in the blogging world lately and it was when I was deciding what angle to work in this post that I realised just how many I own.  I'm telling you, nobody had better come near my house with a naked flame or poof, the whole place would go up in flames.

Say hi to my rather large but well loved and appreciated collection of oils.

The first oil I ever tried was the Neutrogena body oil, bought many many years ago in Canada when I'd read about it online somewhere.  An oil that was scented?  Sold!  The one that's sold here in Ireland has a different scent which made me sad, even though it's also called Sesame Formula, so I ration this one carefully.  Joanne somehow has this Clarins Body Treatment Oil and we're yet to try it so if you have any idea/suggestions on how to use it, answers on a postcard please!  Now, I'm pretty sure nearly everyone has a bottle of Johnson's baby oil in their bathroom somewhere.  I love using this on damp skin after a shower (get out of the shower first before applying this or you will go flying) and letting it sink into my skin slowly.  It's a classic and some people use this to remove their make up too.  On the right is the Sanctuary Body Moisture Spray that I was given as a present a couple of years ago.  It smells gorgeous but let me give you a little tip.  Apply the oil to all areas you want moisturised, then rub in.  I learned this the hard way and found that if you spray and rub as you go, your oily hands will find it hard to push down on the button and cursing will ensue.

Next we're on to the facial oils.  I credit Kirstie, of former fame, for introducing me to these last year.  I am in The Love with the Liz Earle Superskin concentrate and you can read my full review here.  As for the MAC Cleanse Off Oil, it took me a while to get to grips with it, but now I love bringing it away with me to remove my make up and cleanse my skin.  Along with the Johnson's baby oil, I'm sure a load of us ladies have the famous Bio-Oil in our bathrooms.  This was the first product I'd heard of years ago that promised to fade scars so of course I had to jump on the bandwagon and give it a go!

Time for the hairy oils.  As you know, I have much love for my Orofluido (€20) and you can read all about it here. I've never tried Moroccan Oil and don't really feel the need to due to my love of this here golden oil.  I picked up the VO5 Miracle Concentrate (€4.59) last year to see how it compared to the Orofluido.  If I was a normal person, I wouldn't feel the need to keep buying and trying products to see which one is best, but we've established that I'm far from normal...  It's pretty good but it'll take something special to make me turn my back on my Orofluido.

Oils for nails!  Well, cuticles anyway.  Steph over at Beautyemporium sent me the China Glaze Holiday Berry cuticle oil to try out a couple of months ago and it has made such a difference to my cuticles!  Before they were ragged and gross and I'll admit that when I'm stressed, I pick at them, but since using this, they're in great shape!  Definitely recommend to a friend.

The New Oils On The Block are the multitasking oils.  Now I know that some of the ones above can be used in different ways, but these are new and shiny and make me happy.  We all know I'm in The Love with the Moringa Body Butter from The Body Shop, but look!  They have these new fandangly Beautifying Oils (€15) and while I feel no more beautiful since using this gorgeous Moringa one, my skin feels and smells amazing!  I haven't braved putting it on my face just yet or into my hair, but I'll keep you posted.  The Roger & Gallet Huile Embellissante (€26) in the beautiful and delicate scent Fleur d'Osmanthus is the driest of all the body oils I've tried, if that makes sense.  It dries instantly on the skin leaving a satin finish and a lingering fragrance.

So ladies, what oils do you have in your collection and let's keep it clean folks!  Who am I kidding, it's me, I'm crass and would love to hear about any oils you use, rudey or otherwise!


  1. Hi karen when my sister was up the duff the clarins lady told her to use the clarins oil...Result?? skinny cow has no stretch marks

  2. Hi karen,I'm a big fan of the oils myself! just yesterday,started using face oil from decleor's aromessence range..smells divine! I heard great things about Liz earles offering but couldn't justify the ridiculous delivery charge.I've tried morroccan oil,liked it,also used the vo5 hair oil & more recently picked up a bottle of loreal's mythic oil-smells like skittles and doesn't weigh my hair fav body oil was chanels dry oil sprays in no5&coco madamoiselle which are now discontinued(sob),currently using no7 dry oil spray but I'm slightly meh about it.that roger & galley is goin ony wish list!

    1. Oh I love that you're a fellow oil lover! Thanks Laura x

  3. As you know I love orifluido and bio oil - I have used some declor face oils it's a weird senaation using oils on face but they are great


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