Best Exfoliators for Summer

Current Favourite Exfoliators

I do love a good exfoliator and I’ve gathered up my favourites so I can tell you all about them. I recently went to a family wedding & so I wanted my skin to look its best – on my face, hands and body so I have been exfoliating like a maniac these past few weeks. Not to mention the fact the UK is experiencing a sustained period of gloriously warm weather which means my legs & arms are out a lot more than usual so having a good exfoliator helps remove all that SPF and keep them looking their best.

Current Favourite Exfoliators

Previse Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub

I reviewed this facial exfoliator recently so I won’t go on about it too much, it is a great Vegan, Green and Cruelty-Free option if that ticks boxes for you! It is also mineral oil, synthetic fragrance-free and contains no parabens or petroleum.

This gentle exfoliator blends fossilised algae with jojoba and botanical extracts to gently buff the skin. This has a gel-like texture with lots of very fine scrubbies which exfoliate away all the dirt and grime your skin clings on to from the day. It works wonders on my blackheads & leaves skin feeling smooth without being abrasive. I love using this in the morning as it leaves my skin so smooth and my makeup sits so well after using this. It also stimulates cell renewal and gives your skin a healthy, fresh glow.

Superdrug Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator

This is one of my absolute favourite affordable skincare ranges, the Vitamin E range from Superdrug is incredible for hydrating, nourishing and preventing premature ageing. I have used up so many bottles of this Oatmeal Exfoliator and it is so good at keeping skin smooth and looking radiant. It is a great gentle option and oats are renowned for being calming and soothing too, so your skin is in good hands with this product. I always stock up when Superdrug have it on offer. All Superdrug own branded products are Cruetly Free and Leaping Bunny approved!

Merumaya Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel 

This peel doesn’t have any exfoliating scrubbies instead it smooths, brightens and removes dead skin with glycolic acid and pomegranate enzymes. I apply a generous layer once or twice a week as part of my morning skincare routine and leave it on for 15 minutes to work its magic (or should I say science).

Aloe Vera and humectants help maintain the right moisture balance, Allantoin and a high strength calming complex soothe the skin during and after the peel. This peel is amazing at refreshing and rejuvenating your skin and is a good product to use in the lead up to a special event.

• Reduce blemishes, congestion and blockages.
• Refine and reduce the appearance of pores.
• Re-texturise all skin types so it is smoother
• Soften signs of skin-ageing.
• Prevent ingrown hairs for men.

best exfoliators for summer

Tropic Body Smooth Refreshing Polish 

Not all exfoliators are created equal and let me just tell you that this Tropic Body Polish is out of this world – it is a pot of utter luxury for your skin. My body has never felt so smooth. I’m in love with this stuff. I use it a couple of times a week and as you can see from the photo I have used over half and I will be repurchasing it without question! Oh, Tropic products are all Vegan, Cruelty-Free & are Leaping Bunny approved so that is amazing, their range is also manufactured right here in the UK in their Surrey Beauty Kitchen.

It’s packaged in this lovely glass jar and comes with the cutest little bamboo spoon so you can scoop just enough product out without having to dip your fingers in (love the attention to detail). The first thing you notice is the uplifting zesty scent which is incredible and such a lovely Summer fragrance. It has a blend of invigorating, zesty essential oils, mineral-rich sea salts and exotic pure plant extracts. Enriched with vitamin e and lemon myrtlet.

It exfoliates away dead skin with ease and the blend of oils help nourish skin so it doesn’t dry out and it leaves it feeling unbelievably soft. If you like to treat yourself to nice skincare then this product has to be top of your list to try! Its ingredient list is short but jam-packed full of wonderful skin beneficial

Mineral Rich Organic Sea Salts, Organic Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oil, Rosehip Oil, Vitamin E, Essential Oils of Australian Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot and Peppermint

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment

One of my resolutions this year was to take better care of my hands. I mean I do a whole skincare routine for my face and always use body lotions and oils but my hands more often than not get overlooked and it has been nice really taking the time to look after them. I do a whole handcare routine when I am doing my at home manicure and this Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment has a creamy texture with tiny exfoliating Jojoba beads which provide just enough scrub without being abrasive.

I like that this is a multi-benefit 2 in 1 treatment mask and scrub. Apply a generous amount to the backs of your hands, fingers and forearms, relax for 5 minutes then with a little warm water massage off making use of the Jojoba beads. It leaves your hands velvety soft, smooth and nourished. It includes,

  • Red & White Clay – to absorb impurities
  • Jojoba Beads – to gently exfoliate
  • Shea Butter – to soften and hydrate
  • Calendula Extract – to nourish and protect

A great product if you find your hands are taking the brunt of this warm weather, it is nice and luxurious to take the time to apply a mask to your hands and it leaves your hands feeling amazing once you’ve washed it off exfoliating away all the dead skin.

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New Baylis & Harding Sensitive & Natural Hand Wash

New Releases From Baylis & Harding

Baylis & Harding Luxury Han Wash

Baylis & Harding Hand Wash

I have been using Baylis & Harding products for years, they’re fantastic quality, very affordable and stocked in so many shops. I tend to get mine in the supermarket whilst I am doing my weekly shop, which is very convenient. It also looks like I’m not alone in being a big fan of their products as one in two households in Britain use them too!

Founded in 1970, Baylis & Harding is a family business based in the Heart of England. From humble beginnings to an award-winning, international success with luxury products in one in two UK households, Baylis & Harding’s story is one of hard work, passion and determination founded on strong family values.

So I’m excited to let you know Baylis & Harding have some wonderful new product releases. This month sees the launch of two new dermatologically tested hand washes which I have been putting to the test. One is SENSITIVE with calendula extract, geranium oil and vitamins B5 & E and the other NATURAL with oatmeal, milk & honey.

Both come in the signature Baylis & Harding style 500ml pump bottles. These are seriously big bottles and are fantastic to have by the kitchen sink or in the bathroom which gets used the most because these will last you months & months. I work from home and I’m constantly washing my hands, my bottles have lasted up to 4 months which is incredible.

Natural Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Cream Hand Wash

This natural, creamy hand wash is gentle and nourishing for your hands. It gives your hands a deep clean without leaving them feeling dry or tight. This also has the nicest sweet, fresh scent, subtle notes of vanilla, amber and sandalwood and every time I use it it makes my bathroom smell wonderful.

  • Blended with Oatmeal, Milk & Honey
  • Naturally kind to hands
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Suitable for all the family to use every day
  • Not tested on animals

With skin boosting natural ingredients including extracts of oatmeal, milk & honey for a naturally delicate scent, it’s suitable for all the family to use every day. This has become a firm favourite in my house!

New Hand Wash from Baylis & Harding

Calendula Extract, Geranium Oil and Vitamins B5 and E. Hand Wash

This hand wash has been dermatologically tested to be gentle even on the most sensitive of skins. It has a delicate fresh uplifting scent and more importantly it’s free from nasties.

This hand wash contains no artificial perfume and no colours, it gently cleans hands without causing irritation. Lightly fragranced with delicate natural geranium oil which gives it a lovely Spring/Summer feel. It has the additional moisturising benefits of Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and soothing calendula extract, it is a mild formulation clinically proven to be suitable for sensitive skin.

Keep your eye out for these brand new formulas in your local supermarkets & let me know which one you pick up.

Sensitive is available in Tesco, Asda & Waitrose. Natural will be stocked at Asda and Waitrose RRP £2.15

 

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Miller Harris Rose Silence Perfume

Rose Silence Fragrance from Miller Harris

Miller Harris Rose Silence

I was first introduced to Miller Harris 2 years ago and instantly fell in love. I’ve tried four of their fragrances but for me, their Rose Silence perfume is simply stunning and has become my everyday scent. You know that feeling when you find a perfume that makes you feel amazing when you wear it? well, that is how Rose Silence makes me feel.

Miller Harris was founded 15 years ago by expert parfumer Lyn Harris who spent five years training in Paris, then in Grasse at Robertet, the world’s leader in natural aromatic ingredients. Whilst respecting tradition, Miller Harris strives to push the boundaries, creating exquisitely crafted fragrances that are innovative yet timeless. Miller Harris perfumes are beautiful, luxurious and timeless. 

Miller Harris Rose Silence Perfume

I have the perfume in all three of the sizes available 100ml, 50ml and a 15ml handbag spray. I use this perfume on a daily basis, always have the mini bottle in my handbag and even take it away with me on holiday. It has become my signature scent.

I love that this is very much a modern, romantic take on a Rose perfume. It isn’t the slightest bit old fashioned or powdery. You can make out the sweetness of the blackcurrant and I love the touch of musk too, it makes it very sexy and contemporary. It has notes of,

  • Top notes: mandarin, blackcurrant

  • Heart notes: rose

  • Base notes: patchouli, cashmere musk

I seem to be drawn to fragrances that have patchouli in them and I think it works so well with the sweet/fruity notes of blackcurrant and mandarin which give it a zesty feel. Whilst the cashmere adds a romantic softness.

The rose notes are very delicate and combined with the other notes make this a very sensual and romantic scent which is easy to wear. It smells light and fresh but also has incredible staying power, I have noticed that a couple of sprays in the morning will last well into the evening, I can always still smell it on my clothes when I get back home. The quality of Miller Harris fragrance is such that a little product goes a long way and a bottle will last you months and months.

Favourite Perfume from Miller Harris

I love the square, chunky bottles. They feel weighty and luxurious, their simple black stencil-like design gives it them a very contemporary minimalist vibe. Everything about this brand is focused on quality, elegance and luxury. Their products make the most thoughtful, exquisite gifts.

Rose Silence Miller Harris Luxury Perfume

I am just head over heels in love with this scent and I just don’t feel like I’m ready for the day without it. It’s a scent which that lasts all day and I always have so many people asking what perfume I’m wearing, it seems to be a scent that appeals to a lot of people of all different ages.

I need to try the bath and body products from this collection too – I can imagine just how amazing the body lotion would smell on my skin.

Have you tried any perfumes from Miller Harris? Or have I managed to convince you to track down a counter and give them a go? I hope so.

You can explore their range at www.MillerHarris.com or visit one of their UK stores. To find your local store just enter your postcode here.

BAYLIS & HARDING ROSÉ PROSECCO FIZZ RANGE

Rose Prosecco Fizz Collection From Baylis and Harding

Baylis and Harding Rosé Prosecco Fizz Valentine's Collection

I have reviewed quite a few Baylis & Harding collections over the years but I have to say this latest Rosé Prosecco Fizz selection is by far my favourite. It is so luxurious looking and the scent is feminine and sweet. I also like the huge range of products and gift sets available. You can get everything from a small token gift to larger more special gift sets. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day (or indeed Mother’s Day) gifts, especially if you’re on a budget but still want a gift that looks, smells and feels luxurious, Baylis and Harding really are excellent at affordable luxury.

Baylis and Harding Rose Prosecco Truck

Baylis and Harding Rose Prosecco Fizz Product Review

Rose Prosecco Fragranced Van Gift Set £8

I just fell in love with this sweet van shaped tin, it has a real Parisian vintage vibe to it which is adorable. I will be using this to store my beauty samples once it’s empty. The packaging makes it a really great gift for any female in your life. Inside you get two deluxe travel sizes of Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion as well as a pink body polisher. A great trio of pampering products and ideal sizes if you’re planning a little Valentine’s Trip!

  • Set contains 100ml Body Wash and nylon body polisher to leave skin gently cleansed.
  • 100ml hand & body lotion to leave skin feeling soft and delicately fragranced.
  • Presented in a fun reusable tin.
  • Perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
  • Not tested on animals

The tin really makes this gift stand out to me & for only £8 I think it looks a lot more expensive and luxe. I am really blown away by the quality of this gift.

Baylis and Harding Rosé Prosecco Gift Range

Baylis and Harding Gift Ideas

Treats for Feet Sock Set: £8

This duo is another great pamper treat. The pink socks are very soft, fluffy and feel cosy on your feet. They are perfect to wear after you’ve used the Soothing Foot Lotion, to keep your feet soft and looking their best. The foot lotion is a very decent size at 125ml so will last a good couple of months, it will help get those toes ready for the warmer weather. I really like the heart design on the lotion packaging it’s sweet and very pretty.

  • 125ml Foot Lotion to leave tired feet feeling revived.
  • Pale pink super-soft sock for the ultimate relaxation.
  • Stunning gift packaging with scattered hearts design to complement the fabulous fragrance.
  • Perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
  • Not tested on animals

Baylis and Harding Treats For Your Feet Gift Set

Body Treats Gift Set – £18

Now, this is a really lovely set, it includes 3 great Baylis and Harding bath and body products as well as a pink body polisher. The 500ml Body Lotion & Shower Cream come in lovely light pink bottles which will look pretty in your bathroom.

  • Contains 500ml luxury shower crème
  • Indulgent 500ml body lotion leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.
  • 250g bath soak crystals which leave the skin feeling gently cleansed
  • Body Polisher

This is a thoughtful gift set for anyone that enjoys a nice relaxing soak in the bath. It comes in a great presentation box with a ribbon, a clear lid with LOVE written in gold foil lettering and lovely pink hearts details. It really is a stunning gift option and beautifully presented.

Baylis and Harding Valentines Gift Ideas

You can find Baylis & Harding in most major Supermarkets, Debenhams and also online at Amazon. Which means you can pick up gifts whilst you do your food shop or from the comfort of your home. I find buying online is super convenient & it also means you can pick up last minute gifts from the comfort of your own home.

So you have no excuses for not knowing what to buy this Valentine’s Day or indeed Mother’s Day, Baylis and Harding have you covered. Make sure you let me know if you treat someone you love or indeed yourself to anything from this new range (you 100% need the Prosecco Van in your life).

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