Alice Temperly Traveller from Elemis
Can’t keep him away at the moment! Here’s another … um … classic from Mr Lippie, where he decides to look a gift horse in the teeth. For the faint-hearted, I suggest you skip the pics …
For my birthday, Get Lippie got me an Elemis travel pack, ready for
our trip to Portugal – as my previous washbag died a pretty horrible
death and was binned during the move to Lippie Underground HQ. So I was
delighted to open it up and examine the various bits & bobs which
Now, I’d seen various Elemis products around HQ,
but nothing that were for men – or anything I personally would consider
“unisex” – so it was quite intriguing to see what male-friendly stuff
was within the bag.
In order of usage – I started off with the “Sharp”
Shower & Bath gel. Now, it felt fresh, lovely, and was a good size
for a travel sample – it’s gone through about 4 weeks of continuous
usage, with still about an eighth of the bottle to go. It does freshen
you up considerably, and the aroma feels quite natural. However, it is
CONSIDERABLY spearminty. For me, the instant smell association is
chewing gum – which is not entirely want you want to be thinking about
when you’ve got out of the shower? However, it is just a personal
feeling – Get Lippie loves (loves!) the aroma, and a couple of friends think it’s
quite interesting…so obviously people don’t have the warped
imagination I have. Which, if you think about it, is probably a GOOD
Next up, the Deep Cleanse Facial Wash. In keeping
with the Shower gel, it comes out minty – but it’s not overpowering in
the same way – it’s very much a background sensation that is refreshing,
cooling, and energising. I like it a lot, and can see it being a
regular feature of my day.
The next item was the Energising Skin Scrub. I
approached this with a touch of trepidation, as my only previous
experience with a product remotely similar made me feel somewhat
sandpapered – although it had some delicious tropical undertones. The
Elemis Skin Scrub comes out as a skin coloured cream, but the moment you
start to rub it into the skin, it becomes the gritty scrub. There’s no
real aroma or anything to soften the blow – this is really a very
functional hit – you can see exactly why you’d only do this once or
twice a week.
Now, onto the Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel! I had a lot
of fun with this, as it’s the first time I’ve consistently used a
Shaving Foam – as previously mentioned, my shaving routine would
normally consist of a shaving oil or, lately, a cream that I slapped in
the general direction of my face using a badger-hair brush! First
impression – I just couldn’t believe how little of this foam it takes to
get me looking like a cross between the abominable snowman and the Stay
Puft Marshmallow Man (as made famous by Ghostbusters!).
It may be the
case with most foams – but I was shocked that I ended up washing away so
much of the foam off my hands. It felt like a terrible waste –
especially when the product itself was great. It was v.cooling when put
on, spread easily & quickly, and – in keeping with the rest of the
range – has that background minty aroma. It slides off quite easilly,
and don’t have a slightly wet feeling once it’s off – although you do
to reach for the towel to get every last drop off!
Finally, the Daily Moisture Boost. Mildly scented,
cooling, a perfect amount dispensed without feeling greasy or that
you’re walking around with a wet face. Which is nice!
Overall, I reckon that the Elemis range is very
useable – functionally each & every product was nice to use and felt
comfortable aspart of my morning routine. That said, I personally
object to smelling like chewing gum in the morning, so the shower gel is
not for me! Still, it’s a classy little gift set, and works for a good
few weeks, so well worth it.
The Fine Print: Get Lippie parted with actual cash-money for this.
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