Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Skincare Haul (Giveaway Win)

 (L-R)  Natural Empathy Beautifully British Luxury Hand and Body Lotion,  Pai Camelia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Suti Peppermint Water Organic Facial Toner, Spirit of Beauty Dancing Orchid Skin Balancing Moisturiser.

 (L-R) Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex, Deborah Mitchell Heaven Bee Venom Mask

I was recently lucky enough to win a fantastic skincare giveaway held by the lovely Product Pixie (go and check out her beautiful blog by clicking on the link if you haven't already). The prize was a selection of six top British products from Nutribeauty, all full-size, and I was thrilled to bits to receive them in the post, especially since I had just run out of my beloved Liz Earle skincare products and was in the mood to try something new. I'll always go back to Liz, but being a beauty blogger, I do feel the urge to experiment from time to time, and it's just as well I do as it's the only way to find wonderful new products.

I received: 

  • Natural Empathy Beautifully British Luxury Hand and Body Lotion,
  •  Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser 
  • Suti Peppermint Water Organic Facial Toner  
  • Spirit of Beauty Dancing Orchid Skin Balancing Moisturiser
  • Viridian Ultimate Beauty Complex 
  • Deborah Mitchell Heaven Bee Venom Mask
So, as you can see, I've got pretty much everything I need to take care of my skin. 
The Pai Cleanser is quite similar to Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish in that you apply it to your skin and then 'polish' it off, using a warm, damp muslin cloth, so I instantly loved the idea of this product. I have used it a few times now and am really enjoying it, so keep your eyes peeled (yuck, I hate that expression) for a full review in the near future. 
The Suti facial toner is another product that has instantly won favour with me. It comes in a spray bottle, ready to spritz over your face after cleansing, or throughout the day as a refresher where needed. The peppermint scent is really invigorating, but I also find it really relaxing to use before bed.
The product I am the most excited  (and also a little bit scared) about using is definitely the Deborah Mitchell Heaven Bee Venom Mask, of which Camilla  Parker-Bowles (do we still call her that?) is supposedly a huge fan. Now, I'm not exactly eager to replicate Camilla's look, but this mask is, apparently, nature's answer to botox. It contains a tiny amount of bee venom, which when applied to the skin sets off a reaction that causes the skin to regenerate and repair itself, presumably under the impression that it has been stung. I can't say I'm hugely enthralled by the prospect of allowing venom anywhere near my skin, nor am I of an age at which I might require botox (and even if I was, I doubt I would be having any), but I am definitely going to be trying this product out regardless - the amount of venom it contains is very small and therefore safe, and who doesn't need a bit of help in the anti-aging department, whatever their age?

I shall be reviewing all of these products in full just as soon as I feel that I have trialled them for a sufficient amount of time, so if you are interested in trying any of them out then do pop back and have a look.

Have you tried any of these products?
What are your favourite skincare products and brands at the moment?



  1. Wow it's such a good prize! Especially that you can experiment with them :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx


    1. Yes, it's great to get the chance to experiment with new brands without having to splash out, I was so excited to win these!
      Hope you're well hun xx

  2. There's a toner by Pai that I really want to try, it's quite expensive though so I've been holding off :-(
    What a fab giveaway win!x

    1. Yeah, I was pleased as punch as these are all brands I've never tried before, and looking at the Nutribeauty site they are not cheap products, either! I wouldn't have been able to buy all of these at once myself.
      Really enjoying them so far!xx


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