Merumaya Gift With Purchase for 5th Birthday

Merumaya 5th Birthday Free Gift

One of my favourite British skincare brands Merumaya are celebrating their 5th Birthday with a bang & offering customers the most fantastic gift with purchase worth over £56. So between 13th – 19th October, when you spend £25 you will get this 6 piece GWP FREE!

Merumaya 5th Birthday Free Gift

I have been using Merumaya skincare since it launched and I’m so pleased to see the brand go from strength to strength. Their skincare helps you feel beautiful, uplifts confidence and boosts youthful radiance. I love that Maleka (the founder of Merumaya) & her brand have such a positive message and over the years with their #beautyhasnoage hashtag have built a fantastic, supportive community spreading a positive, inclusive message.

  • FULL-SIZE Mud Marvels Mask Deluxe travel size
  • Youth Preservation Moisturiser SPF 20 
  • Deluxe travel size Melting Cleansing Balm 
  • #beautyhasnoage makeup bag 
  • Daily Cleansing Cloth value
  • Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil 3ml

Merumaya Mud Marvels Mask

Merumaya GWP 2017

This Birthday GWP includes many of Merumayas best selling products, including the first product I ever tried 4 years ago, the Melting Cleansing Balm which is a gentle balm cleanser that will remove your makeup with ease and leave your skin looking radiant and feeling plump.

If you’re new to Merumaya this GWP offers a great selection of products for you to try and get a feel for the brand and if you are already a fan it offers a lovely range of products to help you refresh your skincare for the colder months.

Merumaya skincare is one of the most effective and affordable brands I have tried and I wish them a very happy 5th birthday.

Get your Merumaya 5th Birthday GWP here

Masque Bar Peel Off Modeling Masks

masque bar lavender peel off mask

masque bar lavender peel off mask

I haven’t used a peel off mask in years and I think it felt like they fell out of favour in the beauty world, but it seems that they’ve made a come back in a big way. Although they are now slightly thicker, rubbery and peel off in one go!

As with so many recent beauty trends it seems this Modeling Mask craze is another that originated in the Korean Beauty Market and is gaining in popularity over here. Masque Bar who are available in Beauty Mart have created these handy face mask pots which are single use.

These rubberised masks are very easy and fuss free to use, you just add water to the powder and mix to create a paste which you smooth all over your face (I always use a clean foundation brush to apply) once on the skin the formula hardens to a rubber like finish, which makes it easy to peel off leaving you with glowy, refreshed skin.

Masque bar peel off mask

I have the Lavender version which is great for calming and soothing,

How to use

1) Add 7 spoonfuls of water and stir

2) Apply a thick, opaque, even layer to clean, dry skin

3) Avoid eye area, eyebrows, hairline, and lips

4) Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes or until completely dry

5) Gently peel off mask in a downward motion from outer edges and rinse off any residue with warm water.

I liked how cool it felt on my skin & it wasn’t uncomfortable whilst it hardened. I left the mask on for the recommended 20 minutes & then slowly peeled it off, it was easy enough to peel off & it didn’t tug at my skin. I rinsed the residue off my face with a damp flannel & my skin felt very smooth and refreshed.

New Masque bar face mask pots

I think these single use pots are great for travel and handy to have in your skincare stash as they keep for a really long time in their pots so you always have a mask on hand when you need a skin pick me up. If you enjoy a pamper & like to relax with a face mask then you need to try this new rubberised mask trend & let me know what you think.

These peel off Modeling Masks from Masque Bar are available in four options and all are aimed at specific skin concerns including, Collagen, Charcoal, Tea Tree and Lavender. They’re £4.99 each and available at Beauty Mart and Boots

*This Post Contains PR Samples

Crabtree & Evelyn Everyday Wellbeing Collections

Crabtree Evelyn Pomegranate and Argan Oil Collection

NEW Crabtree Evelyn Everyday Wellbeing Collections

Over the years I have used a few products from Crabtree & Evelyn but I only seem to repurchase their hand creams so I was excited to learn that they’ve released a whole host of new products that are focused around our wellbeing! I have fallen in love with one product in particular that I just know is going to become a holy grail product in my routine.

‘Introducing the new Crabtree & Evelyn’s Everyday Wellbeing collections. Each of the six ranges inspires a different benefit with botanical elements to uplift, soothe, calm, energise, hydrate or nourish, depending on your needs and inclination. Bursting with natural ingredients and deeply pampering, think of them as your bath and body “5 a day.’

The 6 Everyday Wellbeing Collections are,

  • Lavender and Espresso to calm
  • Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn to hydrate
  • Citron and Coriander to energise
  • Pomegranate and Argan Oil to nourish
  • Pear and Pink Magnolia to uplift
  • Goatmilk and Oat to soothes,

Crabtree Evelyn Pomegranate and Argan Oil Collection

Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying out 3 products from 3 of the Everyday Wellbeing Collection and my skin has been getting a pamper in the process.

Pomegranate and Argan Oil Nutri Oil

This Pomegranate and Argan Oil range features antioxidant rich Pomegranate, pistachio, ginger extract and grape seed oils as well as nutritive Argan oil. I have been putting the Nutri-Oil to the test and it has been so good for hydrating my skin, especially after this lovely warm weather we’ve been having in Cornwall.

I also really like that this is multi use oil which can be used pretty much anywhere. It is great for nourishing dry damaged hair, massaging into cuticles, using all over your body and it is even gentle enough to use on your face. I’m taking this with me on holiday this week so I can hydrate and nourish dry hair, nails and skin all with this one oil. That has to mean I am packing light for a change.

Because this is a very lightweight oil there is not greasy residue, it is easily absorbed and leaves your body looking healthy with a subtle glow. This Nuti Oil smells amazing, it has a lovely sweetness from the pomegranate, orange and fig but I can also really make out the ginger which gives it a nice warm calming scent.

Crabtree Evelyn Rosewater Pink Peppercorn Body Gel

Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn Body Gel

This Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn range features the fragrance of rose petals, spicy pink peppercorn, fresh peony, bergamot, Tonka Bean and Akigalawood (a new natural captive derived from Patchouli) which together with olive oil and Vitamin E, quench thirsty skin.

This has to be the most luxurious, absorbent and incredibly lightweight body product I have ever tried. As the name states this is a body gel and it is ideal for people who find body butters / lotions too heavy or greasy.  I would say this feels almost like a serum for your body. I have been slathering it on my legs after my morning shower (which is when I shave my legs) this gel makes them feel silky smooth and also to stop them drying out.

Its incredibly light formula means you don’t have to wait ages to put your clothes on, which is why I prefer to use it in the morning so I don’t have to waste time waiting for my body lotion. This gel sinks into the skin really quickly and gives it a healthy smooth, glow.

This scent is a little more classic with the distinctive rose notes but it does have that twist of peppercorn and bergamot which bring out more of a masculine vibe which I really like. This is quite a whopper of a pot at 250ml so it is going to last me well into Autumn.

NEW Crabtree and Evelyn Everyday Wellbeing Collection

New Crabtree Evelyn Bodycare Releases

Goat Milk and Oat Hand Therapy

This Goat Milk and Oat range features free range goat’s milk, nourishing oat kernel, skin- conditioning vitamin E and lavender blended with rose, geranium and bergamot. It is so calming, soothing and very hydrating. I I didn’t expect too much from this as I find hand creams can be much of a muchness but after using this just once my hands felt hydrated, smooth and so soft. I instantly put it to my handbag so I have it with me all the time.

This new collection is formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates and propylene glycol. Let me know if you have tried any products from the new Wellbeing Collections.

Just click through to shop all the latest Crabtree & Evelyn releases or pop into your nearest store.

*This post contains PR Samples

Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Tropic Skincare Review

Everything I have tried from Tropic Skincare has blown me away and delivered visible results. Their entire range is vegan, cruelty free, contain the purest naturally derived ingredients and are free from harmful toxic chemicals. So your skin is in good hands.

I have introduced four Tropic products into my skincare routine over the past two months and I am excited to tell you all about them.

Tropic Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier

This is a beautifully rich creamy cleanser that smells so fresh and soothing it has a blend of uplifting eucalyptus, golden jojoba and avocado oils. I like to really take my time to massage this into my skin, letting the scent calm me and also allowing all the wonderful ingredients to gently melt off the daily grime and makeup. It is astonishing just how much pollution and dirt our skin picks up in a single day.

Then I use the bamboo face cloth (which comes with this product) which is the softest face cloth I have ever had, it softly lifts away the cleanser taking all the dirt with it, leaving your skin feeling unbelievably soft and clean. I adore this cleanser for both morning and night and it has become a firm favourite in my routine.

Tropic Skincare Bamboo Cloth

Tropic Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist

I love face mists simply because they’re so fuss free to use, you can spritz them after cleansing or on top of your makeup. They help cool, refresh, hydrate and this one from Tropic also helps to visibly reduce pores. I have had this on my desk for the past two months and I spritz it throughout the day giving my skin an extra dose of skincare, helping keep it hydrated  and looking radiant. It contains soothing aloe vera and cucumber juice which both sooth and calm skin whilst vitamin c and rose water help give a boost of radiance. I can’t believe this toner is only £14 it is a complete bargain and my favourite out of the four products I have been trying.

Tropic Skin Revive Nourishing Cream Concentrate

This lovely rich moisturiser has been keeping my skin looking and feeling hydrated all day long. 2 – 3 pumps is all you need and it leaves your skin so soft, plump and visibly smooth. This cream concentrate is absolutely packed full of wonderful ingredients which address a whole range of skin concerns. It contains no less than 20 different skin-loving fruit, flower and seed extracts. This nutrient-rich daily moisturiser hydrates, protects and nourishes your skin for a healthy and more radiant complexion.

Tropic Skincare Face Lift Mask

Tropic Face Lift Brightening Tightening Mask

I like to use this face mask when I multi mask and I apply it over the areas that need a little help reducing fine lines and wrinkles whilst helping to keep saggy skin at bay. I use this mask on a weekly basis and apply it to my forehead, chin and neck. It has a very thick, almost clay like texture and I leave it on for around 20 mins.

It contains Agave nectar (rich in amino acids) and seabuckthorn extracts (rich in carotene) which work to hydrate and plump skin. Turmeric and glycolic acids promote a brighter, more even complexion and electric daisy extract works to tighten skin and minimise fine lines. So this mask is packed with nourishing, hydrating and firming ingredients which promote long term results. I am thrilled with this mask and so pleased to have it in my skincare routine.

Face Lift Mask from Tropic Skincare

If you are looking to update your skincare routine or are like me and love discovering new brands and products then I urge you to checkout Tropic Skincare. They have an extensive range of products that suit every skin type and address so many skin concerns. Their range is budget friendly and completely Vegan and Cruelty Free.

Tropic Skincare is available online at www.tropicskincare.com

Let me know if you have any Tropic Skincare recommendations.