I had resigned myself to the fact that none of the China Glaze Anchors Away collection would be mine, It simply wasn't within my budget. I was thrilled when these were on sale for £3.14 (roughly £3.80 with VAT) each! I grabbed my favourites but I was so tempted to buy them all, I'm really gutted that Ahoy wasn't in stock though. For some reason I really liked that one...oh well. The last three were definitely my favourites, surprised they were still in store during a sale as they were quite popular on release.
OPI's Pamplona Purple is a lovely cream polish which is a darker plum/purple with a bit of pink, very versatile as it could be used on both toes and fingernails. At £3.49 before VAT I decided to add it to my collection. ^^
Bottom five are swatches, you won't be able to see White Cap properly unless you look up some other NOTD/swatches. Hopefully by the time I do a NOTD I can make that camera capture its beautiful golden sheen. Sunset Sail/Pelican Grey have a lovely cream formula with delicate silver shimmer, whilst Sea Spray is the same except the shimmer is much finer and just adds a little bit of depth.
First up is the Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub for £15. In January I got a little 5ml sample of this and I fell in love, the scent is difficult to describe as it's pretty unique to me, yet lovely. The consistency is very interesting!
If you're looking for a really good exfoliating scrub, this isn't for you really. It's more of a moisturizing, gritty scrub that is really nice for gentle skin. It does leave my skin softer and smelling great and I love how gentle it really is. I won't say too much as I haven't really tested it out apart from my sample size so a review will be up later in the year when I've used some of this up, it's 350mls so it should last for a long time at least!
Next up for £5 is the Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash. As lucky as I am to not really suffer from spots, I do have the most awful pores. Sadly, I doubt this will help too much. It's just a green gooey face wash with a few tiny flecks of apricot seed, useless really, although the tea tree is very noticeable. Not something to buy if you're used to St Ives scrubs, we'll see how this turns out I guess. Was hoping this would be a morning face scrub in the shower but it will just have to be a nice clearing cleanser.
Next up is the Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask. This is for dry/normal skin (which I am generally not, apart from a few problem areas) but this was the only face mask that actually smelt nice. The rest were, quite simply, gopping! This isn't a honey & oat foodie scent, it's more subtle and definitely a bit different to a breakfast treat but still lovely. Ironically this actually had far more scrub in it compared to the exfoliating wash, although this is definitely a moisturizing product. Tried this out last night and it's actually quite nice, oily/combination skin types tend to attack and dry out their skin a lot (yeah, me) but I do think my skin deserves a deep moisturize now and then so we'll see how this pans out.