By BR Kellie
I'm a sucker for a fruity scent. If it's super citrusy, I'm in love. If it's sweetly strawberry, I'm swooning. If it's as bannanary as a Perky Nana, it has me at hello. This love of fruity scents extends to skincare and makeup... and let me tell you, when I got my grabby hands on the new Garnier Fructis Hair Food range it was love at first sniff. ESPECIALLY the banana scent. It was hard for me not to do a taste test. And if the world had ended right then and there, and I was in the office with nothing to eat, I wouldn't have thought twice before going in.
It's safe to say the range re-inspired BRHQ's adoration of super-scented beauty products, and it got us chatting about our must-haves... starting with our new firm faves...
As I mentioned above, the Garnier Fructis Banana Hair Food scent rocks my world, but that in no way takes away from how amazing the other scents are. Goji, Papaya, Macadamia... all delectable. Even better, they're every bit as good at doing their job as they smell. Would you check out the reviews for these yum scrums of goodness - Banana, Goji, Macadamia, Papaya.
Taking the day's makeup off with Soap & Glory Total Drama Clean 5-in-1 Makeup Remover is truly a sensory experience. Nothing prepares you for the scent - it's super cucumber-y (yup, cucumber's a fruit) and makes for a refreshing way to end the day.
For baby-soft kissers that smell delish, you can't go past Maybelline Baby Lips. Berry, Cherry, Mango. Choose your favourite flavour and let the lush formula hydrate and renew your lippy loos.
If you're looking for a hint more colour as well as scent on your lips...
No, YOU have a mild addiction to Lancome Juicy Shakers. Okay, I do. Three and counting. But how could I not when these gorgeous lip oils, that provide a subtle yet divine tint to your lips, smell as good as they do? Cherry Symphony, Wonder Melon, Apricute, Mangoes Wild... all heavenly. And they look FAB in the handbag.
It’s fragrant, fabulous, and makes your skin soft and supple. It’s The Body Shop's Satsuma Energising Body Butter, and we are here for it.
When we think of the pioneers of scented makeup, we think of Too Faced. Just look at the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette... it’s so scrummy looking it just makes you want to lick it!
That being said, I saw on YouTube that L'Oréal have created a fruit-scented palette and I'm hoping it's going to hit our shores. Until it does I'm satisfying my drugstore peach passion with this...
Welcome to my blush family, L'Oréal Life's A Peach. This is one seriously scented peach blush. You can smell the peachiness through the packaging, and it’s as wonderful on the cheeks as it is on the olfactory senses.
There's nothing like an in-shower fruity aroma to make you feel like you're no longer going through the daily grind, but are in fact enjoying a leisurely shower on a tropical island, preparing yourself for a bit of swimming, relaxing and cocktail drinking... Okay, we may be taking things a bit far (blame winter!), but one whiff of Inecto Naturals Tropical Coconut Infusion Shower Gel and its mango-rich scent will make you think for one second you're in a much warmer spot. Bliss.