Obiqo Body Wash and Body Butter Review

obiqo skincare, obiqo body wash, obiqo silky body butter, obiqo sea salt extract, Everyone wants soft skin, right? I’m always looking for new products that will leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized, so when Obiqo reached out and introduced me to their line of products, I was looking forward to trying them out. I hadn’t heard of the company before (they’re based in New Zealand), but their products are inspired by the sea and include marine extracts.

Let’s start with the body wash. On the bottle it says that it will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and silky smooth. Each time I used this, I did feel that my skin was fresh, clean and smooth, although not particularly smoother than usual. This is a gel body wash and with a few pumps I was able to get a nice lather. It did feel cool and refreshing in the shower and it didn’t leave any sticky residue. I will say that the scent is not my favorite- it’s a bit too herbal for my tastes. Thankfully the scent is light and I found that it didn’t linger too long after I finished showering, particularly if I used the body butter afterwards.

obiqo skincare, obiqo body wash, obiqo silky body butter, obiqo sea salt extract, In my opinion, the body butter stole the show. The label states that it will deeply moisturize your skin and I completely agree with that statement. I think I’ve mentioned before that I have dry skin so I do apply lotion on a daily basis and often multiple times a day. I felt that this body butter did a great job of moisturizing my skin. I only applied this all over my body once in the morning and noticed that my skin stayed hydrated throughout the day and I didn’t need to reapply. It is a body butter, so it has a thicker texture and I did have to work it into my skin a bit. When first applying, it felt a little sticky to me and I though, “uh oh,” but after waiting 20 seconds or so for it to sink in, the sticky feeling went away. I much prefer the scent of the body butter over the body wash- it’s light and fresh with a hint of the sea.

obiqo skincare, obiqo body wash, obiqo silky body butter, obiqo sea salt extract, If you’re curious about their products and want to learn more, you can sign up for their newsletter here. Also, if you want to try these out for yourself, you can get 5% off 2 or more items with the code OBZT2RHI or 10% off 3 or more items with the code OBIDKUCG!

(Obiqo Refreshing Body Wash // Obiqo Silky Body Butter)

Tell me: What’s your favorite scent for body wash or soap?

Disclaimer: These products were provided to me by Obiqo for review purposes, but you’ll always read my honest thoughts and opinions about the products I review.

Flyaway

aeropostale crop top, how to wear a crop top, summer outfit crop top, crop top summer, black and white outfit Yes indeed, I am wearing a crop top. I’m a bit surprised myself. It’s something that I’ve wanted to try, but let’s face it- crop tops are not for everyone. However, I really liked this open knit version with a flyaway back when I spotted it online, so I thought I’d give it a go!

aeropostale crop top, how to wear a crop top, summer outfit crop top, crop top summer To ease into this trend, I thought I would start with one that’s slightly longer than your typical crop top- this one hits me right at the belly button. The flyaway back is what really sold me on this top. I wore a little black bandeau underneath so that you can’t see my bra and paired it with my most comfortable black jeans. I was running out the door and forgot to put on jewelry, but I did get a chance to accessorize with a red lip.

strappy flats, closed strapped flats, studded flats, studded strappy flats, aeropostale flats I love the studded detail on these strappy flats. I only wore them for a bit yesterday so I can’t fully comment on how comfortable they are yet, but I’ll probably wear them to work this week and really test them out. If they do turn out to be comfy, then I’ll be happy to check off one box on my summer shoe shopping list.

flyaway back, crop top, summer top open back What did you guys get up to this weekend? It was a good one for me. I had a bit of a movie marathon and watched Blue is the Warmest Color, When Harry Met Sally, and How to Marry a Millionaire. I also went with my friend Liza to a karaoke bar on Saturday night. This was different from my usual karaoke experience. Typically the group I go with gets a private room, but this time it was public and I noticed that a lot of people who sang were really good. You could tell that some of there were regulars and came to show off their skills. I decided to spare everyone the pain of my off-key voice, but I did enjoy watching and observing the other people there.

Outfit Details: Open-Stitch Flyaway-Back Crop Sweater Tank and Studded Strap Flat c/o Aeropostale // Black Bandeau- American Apparel // Black Hi-Rise Jegging– American Eagle // Lips- Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Standout // photos of me- my friend Liza

Tell me: Would you wear a crop top?

Currently 02.

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Listening to “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz. I’ve had this song on repeat for the past couple of weeks and I’m still not tired of it.

Looking forward to Summer Fridays! Today is our last full Friday and then Summer Fridays start next week. I like to take advantage of the few extra hours in my day by doing a little shopping or meeting up with friends for a little picnic in the park.

Reading the first two chapters of An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. I first heard about this book on one of the podcasts I listen to and then I was reminded of it when I read a review on River City Reading. Longreads published an excerpt of the first two chapters and after reading them, I’m further convinced that I need to pick up this book immediately. From what I’ve heard about it and read so far, this novel is tense, gut-wrenching, and hard to put down.

Watching Orphan Black. Does anyone else watch this show? I watched the first season last year and I was so excited when season 2 began a few weeks ago. I don’t want to give anything away, but I’d say that if you like sci-fi with a bit of action mixed in, you may like this too. Mostly I can’t get over the acting chops of the lead actress, Tatiana Maslany. Somebody give this woman all the awards!

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