Anatomicals | A Monster In Depth July Review

Anatomicals | A Monster In Depth July Review

It may have been a long time coming, but I’m back with another in depth monthly review!  This month’s culprit is Anatomicals, and I will be providing an in depth analysis of:

  • The details of the product (price and company)
  • First impressions (In this case, the ordering process)
  • My opinions at least 1 week later (In this case, when they arrived)
  • Whether it’s worth the money

 

The Details…

Anatomicals are a toiletry company that look to keep things honest and simple, summed up in their mantra ‘we only want you for your body’.  They have their own website, but are easily accessible through Boots, ASOS, Fragrance Direct and Superdrug to name a few.   You may have seen them around without even knowing as they are recognised for their simple brightly coloured packaging and their quirky messages on the products.  They are also incredibly affordable, with the majority of items coming in the £5-10 price range. 

Anatomicals were actually kind enough to send me some products* – a few discussed in advance, and a few being complete surprises.  Therefore, I’m able to come at you with a breakdown of everything.

 

First Impressions…

As I said, Anatomicals sent me a bunch of products over the last couple of months (In 3 different groups of packages).  Therefore, I felt it was best to list them all out in terms of first impressions because it’s gonna be hard to lump them all in together.  So, on opening the various packages, I was given:

5 Facemasks

In flavours (Can I call them flavours?  You don’t eat them…) honey, chocolate, seaweed, strawberry and tea tree.  In general, the packaging for these are really cute and they all promise to do different things, so excited to give them a try.  One thing I did note as soon as I put them on my face is how strong they smell.  They’re incredibly pungent, and while I like that, I would keep that in mind if you’re not a smell person.

Toner Pads

These came just in time for my holiday, which was perfect as this was ideal for travel.  Essentially, they’re this little jar of cotton pads soaked in toner, so you can avoid taking both a bottle of toner and cotton pads away with you.  My initial observation of these was that they were incredibly wet, meaning you get a good amount of product per pad.

Puffy the Eyebag Slayer Revitalising Eye Mask

My immediate thought when opening this was that it was bigger than I thought it would be.  The size makes complete sense – it’s got to be big enough to fit over your eyes.  However, I don’t know, it looked smaller in the pictures.  It is essentially the size of a typical sleepmask, but it’s filled with gel to add some extra soothing feels.

Zit Zapper

I’ve mentioned on my channel before that I don’t get many spots.  Because of this, zit zappers tend to work well for me as a quick fix.  However, this one intrigued me because it had both a heavy duty night side, and a lighter version for the day.  I have only ever used spot treatments at night, so knowing that I could leave the house with this on was a big bonus.

Charcoal Toothbrush

We’ve all heard of charcoal toothbrushes and their magical teeth whitening abilities by now.  However, until now I’d never heard of a Charcoal toothbrush!  The black bristles of the toothbrush indicate that the charcoal is actually inside of the brush… which is intriguing.  This came at the opportune time for me, as it arrived just before my holiday to Morocco.  The toothbrushes come in a portable case, which immediately makes it perfect for travel. 

The Buff Stuff Citrus Body Scrub

One use in and I’m already obsessed.  I won’t lie, and I was obviously grateful for all the products, but this was the one I was least obsessed about.  To me, a shower gel is a shower gel, and I wasn’t expecting anything special.  However, I was the cleanest I’ve ever felt after that shower Let’s see how it holds up…

 

My Thoughts After Two Months…

I usually give my feedback after a month, but I feel like skincare needs a thorough examination to see the results.  So, after trying the products for the last few months, I feel that I can make a good observation now.

I loved…

The Buff Stuff Citrus Scrub, the Eye Mask and the Zit Zapper!  I mentioned in the first impressions that the citrus scrub made me feel ridiculously clean after the first wash, and this only continued.  It honestly felt as if my body was polished, and smelt ridiculously fresh.  I already plan on repurchasing it.

The eye mask was so soothing and perfect to reduce puffiness after crying (I’ve had a hard couple months).  Literally spending around 10 minutes lying in bed with it over my eyes helped me feel a lot better.  It was so soothing, in fact, that my mum stole it and took it on holiday with her after I let her borrow it one time.  One time!  Anyway, I’m not mad about it, I promise.  (Ps. store it in the fridge for some extra soothing).

Again, I touched on this in the first impressions, but the day side really made this stick out for me.  It was great knowing that I could target my spots during the day as well as at night, without it showing up on my face.  It gave me real peace of mind.

I liked…

The toner pads and the facemasks!  As you may or may not know, I travelled a lot in June, so the toner pads were so perfect.  It took up less room in my suitcase, and was ideal for Morocco where I only had hand luggage.  I probably wouldn’t use them on a day to day basis, just because it’s more economical to use a bottle of toner and cotton pads.  However, I would definitely repurchase for holidays.

The facemasks were very cute, and some of them smelt very good.   However, as I said, if you’re not into smells these aren’t the ones for you.  These held up to any other brand of mud facemask very well.  However, I’ve just realised over time that I’m not that into mud facemasks. 

I could go without…

The charcoal toothbrush.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that I have it, and it was great to take on holiday, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase it.  In terms of whitening, I didn’t notice anything in particular, but perhaps I didn’t use it long enough.

 

Is Anatomicals Worth the Money?

Most definitely.  Not only did I genuinely feel the effects of most of the products, but they’re so cheap for what they are!

 

So there you have it!  Thank you so much to Anatomicals for sending me products, and let me know if you’ve tried any for yourself in the comments!

Lots of love,

Jas xx

 

BLOGLOVIN’ |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

*DISCLAIMER* This review is not sponsored, but I was gifted these products for free by Anatomicals.  However, that does not affect the integrity of my review.  All my thoughts and opinions are my own and I always work to keep my reviews genuine and honest.

Follow:
Share:

37 Comments

  1. July 31, 2018 / 11:19 am

    The charcole toothbrush sounded like it would be really good, I was hoping it would live up to the hype! I love this review though

    Tish | thesundaydiary.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Thank you! It was good, I just found that for me, it wasn’t my favourite out of the products. It was hard to sort them into categories as none of the products are actually bad!

      Jas xx

  2. July 31, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Loved reading this review! Always wanted to try Anatomicals but, wasn’t sure if they were for me or not! I’ll definitely be inventing 🙂

    – Rosie, rosiefortune.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Glad you were swayed! I’d say that it’s definitely worth the investment

      Jas xx

  3. July 31, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Oooh I keep seeing this brand everywhere and really want to try it out, so glad you got on really well with most of the things you tried!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com/ x

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      You should definitely give it a try!

      Jas xx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Awwww thank you! I really wanted to wait until I had a good feel of all of the products, otherwise it wouldn’t have been as fair of a review

      Jas xx

  4. July 31, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve never heard of them but I’ll keep an eye out! Great post!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you! I definitely recommend!

      Jas xx

  5. Lisa's Notebook
    July 31, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Unbelievably, I have never tried any Anatomicals products but the eye mask and the citrus shower gel both sound like must trys. I love that you gave a really balanced review, so often reviews are only about a couple of week’s use which is no time for any really adverse effects or tangible benefits to show. Fab post, thank you! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      You should definitely give them a try, I was very impressed! And thank you so much, I really wanted to give them a good try before I commented on them!

      Jas xx

  6. July 31, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Great review Jas! I’m loving the sound of the citrus body scrub, I love the smell of citrus and the fact it’s so cleansing. It’s brilliant you did a follow to review after you had used each product for a while. Thank you for sharing such a detailed and helpful review <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Awww thank you, I feel that these detailed reviews work the best! And yes, the citrus body scrub was a surprising favourite for me!

      Jas xx

  7. Lisa's Notebook
    July 31, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Unbelievably I’ve never tried any Anatomical products but the citrus shower gel and eye mask sound amazing. I love that you waited to give a balanced review after some time too. Reviews after a couple of weeks can’t really take into account side effects or tangible benefits. Great post! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  8. July 31, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    The face masks sound amazing! The eye mask as well sounds like it would be great for hay fever sufferers! Such an in depth post x

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you, I try and keep these ones as detailed as possible! And yeah, I hadn’t even thought about hayfever, that’s a great idea!

      Jas xx

  9. July 31, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Great post, will definitely try the eye mask I need one!❤️

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Would strongly recommend!

      Jas xx

  10. July 31, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    great post! sadly i don’t have access to that brand since i’m in the US but it sounds like a great brand and i’m glad the products worked it for you

    Mich | simplymich.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I think (but I could be wrong, don’t hold me on it) they have an online US store, so there could be hope!

      Jas xx

  11. July 31, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    I see this brand everywhere! It’s amazing that they sent you some extra goodies too. I love toner pads for lazy days. The eye mask sounds amazing! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      Yeah, honestly it was really lovely for them to send me more than we agreed! The toner pads are so good for lazy days! And yes, would definitely recommend the eye mask!

      Jas xx

  12. July 31, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    This was a really useful post, I’ve never tried out any Anatomical products but after reading this I’ll be checking them out for sure! x

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      Awww thank you! Also, you definitely should try them out!

      Jas xx

  13. August 3, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    I didn’t realise this brand was so affordable, that’s a great price range! I love how travel friendly some of the products are, especially the toner pads, I think that’s such a cool idea. I tried a charcoal toothbrush before (a different brand) and I couldn’t tell any difference either, I think it might be a bit of a fad to be honest! x

    Alice // http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Yeah, I was really amazed at the prices! And the travel ability was definitely a real winner for me!

      Jas xx

  14. August 3, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Oooh those products sound lovely Jas!
    I’ve never tried a Charcoal toothbrush before, it’s a shame it didn’t live up to the hype!
    That citrus body scrub sounds amazing!

    Claire xxx
    https://eclairscares.blogspot.com/

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      You should definitely try the citrus body scrub!

      Jas xx

  15. August 3, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Really helpful review never heard of the company but now i might actually by the face mask !

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      You definitely should, they’re available at quite a lot of places!

      Jas xx

  16. August 3, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but they sound great! Love the sound of those toner pads especially for travel and that charcoal toothbrush sounds intriguing although it’s a shame you didn’t see much benefit from it!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      The toner pads were such a lifesaver on holiday, and made travelling a lot easier! Perhaps the benefit would have come with more time? Who knows

      Jas xx

  17. August 3, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I could definitely see myself trying those eye masks. I think my under eye area is the only part of my face I don’t love. They are WAY puffy when I wake up in the morning.

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      I also get puffy eyebags so I know how you feel! You should give it a go!

      Jas xx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      No problem, hope you enjoy it!

      Jas xx

Tell me what you think