I am an enormous believer in the importance of self-care. I strongly believe that just because you’re a mum it doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your identity or taking care of your needs. Obviously you simply wont have even a fraction of the time to yourself you had pre-children but when you do have those a few minutes to spare why not treat yourself to something you’ll really enjoy?
I love spas (who doesn’t?), it’s rare I can enjoy the privilege of a facial very often these days but that doesn’t mean I can’t do it myself and pretend, right?
Those of you who read my Mother’s Day Gifts That Take Care of You post will already be familiar with the awesome Pinks Boutique. I discovered this brand a couple of months ago and I love everything about them – their packaging, their product and their ethos. Unlike lots of other brands and products that claim to be natural and organic Pinks Boutique’s products really are, as certified by the Soil Association. You can read a lot more about this on their website and it’s really interesting actually, it opened my eyes to what it means for something to be truly organic.
I wanted to tell you a little bit more about the Intense Hydration Facial Gift Box I’ve been using. First off, I am a total sucker for lovely packaging and this gift box was so beautifully wrapped – making it perfect as a present for someone. The colours and wrapping are beautiful, the glass bottles are really high quality and I think any friend would be really extremely pleased with this gift.
The collection includes a Hydrating Deep Cleanse Melt, an Ocha & Rosehip Moisturiser and an Organic Muslin Face Cloth.
The cleanser is really different to others I’ve used. Pinks Boutique provide professional products to spas and you can really tell. This is nothing like the thin, runny or foaming cleansers I usually buy from Superdrug – this product is called a cleansing melt and that’s a great description. It starts as a thick, dense consistency and then begins to melt into your skin, with a balm-like effect.
If you add a little more water it thins and you can use it to remove your make-up or other impurities. I even massaged it around my eye area to remove the previous night’s eyeliner and it didn’t sting or irritate at all. I’d imagine this product would be great for sensitive skin.
The consistency seems fairly oily when you first touch it but it doesn’t leave an oily or greasy residue afterwards at all. My favourite thing is probably the smell – reminds me hugely of the beautiful essential oils smell you get at the spa.
The moisturiser again has a gorgeous fragrance, and I really like the pump bottle. Such a small, silly thing but the pump works really well and only deposits the tiny amount you need (as opposed to some brands that either gush out product or require impressive hand muscles to get a single drop out!). A little goes a long way, which is great. It’s absorbed really quickly into your skin and, again, leaves your face soft for a long time afterwards, without greasiness. Truth be told, I would like to rub this stuff into my entire body but probably best to save for my face where it is most desperately needed!
The set also includes a lovely muslin cloth for removing the cleanser which is really handy.
Pinks Boutique have a huge range of products including other cleansers and moisturisers, toners and exfoliators, as well as oils and bath products for your entire body, specific manicure and pedicure products, waxing essentials and much more. What’s really exciting for us parents in that they are soon to be launching a range specifically designed to be safe to use during pregnancy and on babies.
Disclosure: I received the Intense Hydration Facial Gift Box in exchange for an honest review. Content and opinions are all my own.