BalanceMe Rose Otto Mothers Day Gift Set

Balance Me Rose Otto Gift Set

Balance Me Rose Otto Gift Set

As Mother’s Day gifts go this beautiful Rose Otto Gift Set from balanceMe is the perfect trio of indulgent, pampering skincare treats. Mum’s can be hard to buy for so I always think products that encourage them to take some ‘me time’ are a winner.

These 3 products have been handpicked by balanceMe founders Rebecca & Claire and are packed with their signature blend of Rose Otto, Rose Geranium and Palma Rose essential oils.The delicate scent of rose is well-known for its stress relieving qualities. So not only do they smell incredible they also soothe, calm and hydrate the skin.

Balancing Rose Otto Gift Set £40

Rose Otto Body Wash 280ml

Ideal for even sensitive skin this sulphate free body wash is both moisturising and soothing. The beautiful rose aroma and essential oils make for an indulgent treat for both your skin and your mind. The trio of Pure Rose Oils help to strengthen fragile skin and deeply hydrate to smooth away fine lines. It is a lovely way to relax and pamper after a long day. The packaging is really nice too and it comes in a lovely apothecary style bottle with simple pretty twist and the game changer for me is the fact it has a pump. I love bodycare that comes with a pump it makes applying it so fuss free.

Rose Otto Skincare from balanceMe

Rose Otto Body Cream 280ml

I adore this body cream, it feels so luxurious on the skin and very hydrating. The scent isn’t overwhelming, it’s quite delicate so if you’re not always a fan of classic rose products don’t overlook this range. It leaves a light scent on your skin and I like that because it is a calming scent. It has Aloe Vera and Rosehip Oils which soothe and Antioxidant Arctic Cloudberry which plumps and helps skin look smooth and healthy. This body cream has the same handy pump packaging as the body wash.

Rose Otto Hand Cream 100ml

I have used quite a few balanceMe hand creams over the years and they’re so good at hydrating, smoothing and also protecting your hands. I like that the formula isn’t greasy and it has the same delicate rose scent as the bodywash & bodycream. It contains some great skin loving ingredients like, Camelia and Kukui Nut Oils help to smooth away dry patches and also Rose Otto and Palma Rosa Essential Oils which help to soothe and strengthen skin in distress. In this gift set you get a generous 100ml size which will last a good couple of months

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Your set will come beautifully packaged ready to gift, which is very handy.

balanceMe have a lovely selection of Mother’s Day gifts available at www.balanceme.co.uk & balanceMe is also stocked at M&S, John Lewis, Waitrose and Feel Unique

*This post contains PR Samples

Super Toning Body Polish

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Balance Me Super Toning Body Polish* £18 for 150ml 

In the winter I find my skin looks a little dull and I often neglect to look after it as well, so over the past few months I have been paying more attention to my legs in particular and trying to use body scrubs to keep them looking their best and feeling smooth.

A couple of months ago Balance Me released their Super Toning Body Polish and I have been really enjoying using it.

‘Ground walnut shells and blackberry leaf extract work powerfully together to slough away dead skin cells, encourage cell renewal and feed skin with collagen and elastin-boosting properties while the signature Super Toning spa-inspired blend of naturally active essential oils (juniper, geranium, lavender and bergamot) purify the skin with every polish. The result is fabulously smooth, super slender skin that is firm, deeply detoxed and dimple free’.

I think it feels like a moisturiser with scrubbies in. So not only is your skin getting polished & feels smooth but it also feels moisturised and hydrated. The scrubbies are made of walnut shells so no plastic beads entering the oceans and harming the wildlife. The walnut shells offer just the right amount of exfoliation to help remove the dead skin and help keep your skin feeling so soft without being abrasive.

This is a great product for targeted results, like I said I have been using this on my legs & primarily my thighs as that is where I need the smoothing & toning & they are looking and feeling smooth and soft. There is no quick fix for toning fat (other than exercise & a good diet) but this is an added step that helps those problematic areas feel and look their best.

Let me know if you have tried this body polish or if yo have any other Balance Me recomendations.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

 

July 2014 Favourites

July Favourites

So July wizzed by so fast, it was gloriously sunny for 99% of the month which is almost unheard of. My husband celebrated his birthday & we booked a holiday to Amsterdam so its been a quick but eventful month. Im normally really late in sharing my favourites but I have a few things that I was excited to share with you.

Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25* – This has been my go to day time moisturiser as it has broad spectrum SPF25 its very lightweight, non greasy and can be easily worn under makeup. Its been a must during the sunny month of July and has been keeping my skin protected from UVA & UVB rays.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows – I blogged about these a couple of weeks ago and these shadows are just so very pretty. You can build them up to be intense or just sweep a light amount over your lids for more of a daytime look. They’re beautiful, I have 2 shades and I will be buying more at some point.

NYX Powder Blush in Angel – This is a pretty soft dusky pink and just gives you that fresh flushed look & its perfect for summer. It has a pretty sheen to it almost like a Mac MSF and it looks pretty when the light bounces off  your cheeks. Its not powdery and quite long wearing. Its so good that we can now get our hands on NYX products in NEXT stores. I bought a few things last year when they first launched and I have used this beautiful blush the most.

Goodbye July Hello August

Essence Kabuki Brush* – I use this pretty black & pink brush to apply my blush, bronzer and even my face powder. Its a soft dense kabuki brush & it washes up so well. I love how small it is & I will be bringing it with me when I go on holiday in August. Its so handy as I use it to apply so many products.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist* – The lovely Carrie sent this to me after I won her brush giveaway. I have used it before & I love TBS Vitamin E range, Its gentle and hydrating so this face mist is perfect for the heat wave that took over July. I have been keeping it on my desk & liberally spritzing it when I get hot. Its cooling and refreshing as well as having all the lovely skincare benefits too, so thats a win win situation

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Protective Sun Protection SPF50 – This has been one of my go to suncreams this Summer. It gives good protection and it is hydrating too oh & I like how it smells. Not a lot else to say except it does a good job of keeping my skin protected & doesn’t feel greasy.

Let me know what you loved during July & if you use any of the products I’ve mentioned.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own

Moisturising Facial SPF from Balance Me

Balance Me SPF25 Moisturiser

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Balance Me SPF25 Moisturiser

Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25* £26.00 

When it comes to SPF and protecting my skin from the sun I haven’t always been very good at it, although I have been a lot better in my 30’s than I was in my 20’s. I know most damage is done before we are 20 but we still need to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of sun damage no matter what age we are. We are all becoming a little more sun aware & with products like this Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser its getting easier to protect ourselves. I have been vigilant at applying a facial SPF this year & without fail I have worn at least SPF25. I have made applying a broad spectrum SPF part of my skincare regime & it’s a step I will not miss out.

Balance Me have this Natural Protection Moisturiser with SPF25 and it is for all skin types, It is quite a creamy white consistency (fairly lightweight) takes a little massaging in but once you have left it to absorb for a few minutes there is absolutely no white cast on your skin, you can apply your foundation over the top if you wish without it feeling greasy or like you have too many layers of product on. I think it makes a good base, hydrating and slightly dewy too.

Balance Me say ‘Our rich yet easily absorbed SPF 25 face cream is specially designed to care and protect skin in everyday life. To support your skin’s own defence system, our SPF 25 moisturiser contains an innovative natural titanium dioxide-based sun filter to block out both UVA and UVB rays. A blend of super hydrating hyaluronic acid and powerful anti-oxidant blackberry leaf extract with essential fatty acid-rich rosehip, camellia, kukui nut and jojoba oils work gently yet effectively to soothe, firm and shield your precious skin as well as enhancing the activity of the sun filter.

So this SPF is packed full of skin benefits which whilst protecting your skin from sun damage that will in turn help reduce the signs of premature ageing, shield it from environmental aggressors and keep it hydrated this is definitely a product to have in your skincare routine. The fact that it’s not only a very good SPF but also a very effective moisturiser mean that you don’t have to apply as many products whilst still giving your skin maximum protection from both UVA rays which penetrate deeper & are responsible for premature ageing & are always present even during the winter and UVB rays which cause your skin to burn & are stronger during the summer months.

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The top photo is me starting to massage the moisturiser into my hand and the bottom photo shows you that after a few minutes the cream has been absorbed and there is no residue and no white cast.

This contain Hyluronic Acid which is a bit of a beauty buzz word at the moment & we are all looking for products that contain it – its good because it provides your skin with deep hydration & it holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This is good for delivering water to your skin and also hold it there to provide hydration, plump skin which helps reduce the size of your fine lines & wrinkles. 

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The thing that I like most is that it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a heavy sun screen, its not tacky on the skin or greasy. This innovative formula has taken Balance Me over 2 years of research & it has been developed so it’s even suitable for people with sensitive skin. Its lightweight formula is soothing, nourishing and doesn’t block pores making it a great moisturiser to wear all year round. So you can benefit from not only its skincare benefits but its sun protecting qualities too. Thats a win win situation in my book. I want to keep the wrinkles and age spots at bay for as long as I can.

Let me know what facial SPF’s you have been enjoying and let me know if you wear one on a daily basis?

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own