The Weekend Post #74: The Basket Revisited

You remember my basket right? It’s been over a year since I showed you round these parts (see here and here for past basket tours), but it’s still around and holding my daily body, hair, tanning, feet and other miscellaneous essentials. I thought this weekend I’d take you round what currently sits in my go-to basket of beauty bits…

The majority of my hair-caring arsenal now resides in my bathroom with the Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo* and Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner* taking care of rinsing duties, but my styling sash is still basket bound. While my hair is damp post-wash the first thing I do is smooth the ends with Redken’s Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-in Treatment which locks in moisture and acts as my sole heat protectant, though the only warmth that my low maintenance tresses see these days (read: I’m lazy) is a good blast from the hairdryer. Then it’s time to bump up the beachiness with a spritz or ten of Sachajuan’s Ocean Mist which I’m borderline addicted to, full review here. After drying off there’s only two styling products that I ever reach for: Oribe’s Dry Texturising Spray (yes, yes, that one again) which doesn’t really need any more of an introduction and Bumble and Bumble’s Semisumo which is still something I’m trying to get to grips with. A high-shine, low-hold pomade that all I’ve learnt with so far is that less is more. I’m working on it.

The rest of the basket holds a mix of products catering to body, feet, tanning and my schweaty pits, the latter of which, Mitchum Advanced Control 48hr Anti-Perspirant, was the star in my ‘Unspoken Beauty’ post. But I’m a bit of a floozy when it comes to body moisturisers, I never to stick to one but my current limb smoothing routine flits between the Sunday Riley Disrobe* which supposedly helps to ramp-up suppleness and the African Botanics Neroli-Infused Marula Oil* which although is meant for face I drop into the Disrobe when I need to inject a bit more hydration into the mix. It’s my own little pre-slumber science experiment. For feet I’m all over CND’s Cucumber Heel Therapy which seems to keep any possible flakey bits at bay. Nice. Tanning-wise I’m giving the Vita Liberata PHenomenal in Medium a whirl and so far I’m not whopping for faux glow joy. It’s nice, long-lasting but there just isn’t enough colour for me, I’m still suck on holiday-like hues of the Xen-Dark Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe.

So that’s how my beauty basket roster reads for now. Same time next year? Cool, see you then. 

*PR Sample


  • Jessica Borg

    love the basket idea! will definitely try it out!

    Having a giveaway on my blog – if you’d like to check it out 🙂

  • gemma alexander

    I love how most people have their easily reachable’s in a basket. I’m really glad this is turning into a series, i find these really interesting! 🙂

    Gem. x

  • Nicola

    I love the Redken Anti-snap, it has completely transformed my hair!

    Nicola xx

  • Denise F.

    This is a good idea, to have a basket with the current favourites… Have to do that too!

  • Sophia Ford

    Loved this post as I have similar baskets all over the place. I am always changing up the contents for mine, in fact you’re spurred me on to update the contents of them a bit today! It’s a shame your not getting along with VL tan. Like I said on Instagram, it was horrible for me and most reviews I have seen haven’t been the most positive. I do adore Xen Tan though and their latest Moroccan tan is beautiful! I’m really tempted by the Bumble and Bumble Semisumo but each time I’ve had a play of it in store, I just don’t think it’d work with my hair! Would love to see a full review if you haven’t done one yet 🙂 xo

  • Amy

    I really need to get myself a basket like this, they are so handy for housing all your body and beauty bits! x

    Amy |

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  • jess

    Great way to store all your miscellaneous beauty items!

    jess xx

  • molly

    baskets are so great for storage, i really should get myself one to keep myself organised xxx

  • Ila

    baskets are definitely the way forward..the only way of keeping products tidy and easy to find 🙂
    Ila x

  • Mila McKinnon
    I recently started my own blog.
    I would really appreciate it if you’d check it out 🙂

  • I love your brush holder!

  • Salihah M

    I think that I am going to steal the basket idea! It looks so neat and organised! And your blog is amazing, tbh and I’m
    now following!

    My blog: Teeniolect clarity

  • Cat

    That Bumble and Bumble shampoo sounds amazing! Lovely post darling, love how organised you are xx


  • merryn hope

    I love that basket you always inspire the organisational beast with in me
    not to self buy a basket of some description

  • Need to get my hands on Redkin Anti Snap! x

  • Joyce (bronzer bunny)

    ahhhhh i was *this close* to buying the neroli marula oil this past weekend!! groan i want it. I did get their intensive repair balm and it does seem to be really good so far! and i wanted the Vita Liberata self tan, as I do enjoy a gradual tan…

  • I love Redken products. I was at Ulta the other day combing through the shelves looking for a new hair product and saw this. I didn’t end up buying it, but was pretty close too, instead I got the It’s A 10.
    <3 Carolyn