Aqua Mirabilis £6.50 95g
Is it a scrub? Is it a butter? It’s both, which saves time and money! My mate Stephie surprised me with this for christmas, so I don’t know why I’m only just blogging about it. Maybe because it’s a prezzie and not a product gifted to me for review purposes. I have to share it with people who are yet to discover it, it’s that awesome!
This bar smells like freshly baked biscuits so I had to resist the urge to lick it! Cocoa butter and Almond butter provide moisture but the bar has enough resistance to scrub with, rather than turning into a gooey mess. The ground almond shells are so fine and generously added they do a wonderful job of gently exfoliating skin without irritating it. I even used this on my nose and forehead but don’t recommend this if you have sensitive skin obv! The fine grit does mean it’s necessary to buy a storage tin (thanks Steph), this will also keep it away from the daily humidity of your bathroom. I took this picture when I first got it so you could see how thick it is, believe me, it last a long time!
Fair trade organic cocoa butter, almond butter, laureth 4, ground almond shells, sandalwood oil, rose absolute, lilial, perfume.
[The egg shaped ninja dude in the background is Hero Zappy, he sterilises our toothbrushes for us with UV light.]
Pamper time does not just happen – unless you are a lady of leisure or particularly lazy – you have to schedule it into your week but it’s worth it and you deserve it! I reckon if everyone had a weekly pamper session there would be a lot less road rage.
Short Pamper Session 20 mins
You Will Need
Any down tempo music that you love which isn’t depressing.
Bowl of warm water with a few drops of your favourite essential oil
Products I Recommend
Neal’s Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange Bath Oil, Invisibobble, 7th Heaven Passion Fruit Peel Off Mask, Pure Thoughts Mint & Avocado Foot Balm
Tie your hair back off your face and apply face mask. Plonk your bum in the comfiest chair in your house. Place your feet in the bowl of water (this will hold you captive and stop the urge to jump up and do those little tasks you forgot about earlier). Read the least brain testing section of your magazine. Ideally the holiday section for 5 minutes. Put down magazine lean head back using the rolled pillow as a neck support and lean your head back and close your eyes. Remember a relaxing holiday you went on or make up a fantasy one. Every time your mind drifts back to reality – catch it. After 15 minutes peel off the face mask, lightly dry your feet and massage in the foot balm.
Long Pamper Session 60 minutes
What you will need
Body Butter/Moisturising bar/Skin Oil
Fluffy dressing gown
Face Mask [the mud kind]
Nail strengthening treatment
Products I Recommend
7th Heaven Mask Chocolate, LUSH Phoenix Rising Bath Bomb, LUSH Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar, Faith in Nature Exfoliating Face and Body Polish, Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File, Orly Nail Defence, M&S Zip Dressing Gown, H&M Leopard Print Slippers
Tie hair back and melt a bath bomb in the bath. Clime into your now very pretty bath and relax there for 25 minutes. Apply mud mask and relax for 10-15 minutes. Just before you get out massage in the body scrub in circular motions – always towards your heart. Rinse off scrub and mud mask by pouring a few jugs of warm water over yourself. It feels lovely and relaxing you’re not using your (now used) bath water. Hop out and leave skin damp before smothering body in body butter/skin oil or using a moisturising bar. Wrap up in a cozy dressing gown. Sit in a comfy place and file finger and toe nails gently into shape, buff gently if needed and then apply the nail strengthening treatment. Treat feet to socks and slippers.
Zuzka created by Susan Kohutova a qualified Beauty Specialist & Registered Medical Herbalist is founded on the principal of using herbs, plants and flowers in skin care and beauty to help all skin types. Susan has sensitive skin and allergies herself so all of the Zuzka products are natural and soothing.
I wish more products would bold chunky packaging like this as it’s so easy to see what the product is and which category it comes under (Botanicals is for mature skin), plus it’s easily recycled. This Zuzka Natural Beauty body butter (£24.99 for 250ml) containing organic cocoa and shea butter is incredibly rich and little bit goes a long way. Skin feels a little tacky afterward but not greasy and even the driest skin stays moisturised all day, so I’m going to be using this on my hands twice daily.
The Rosa Canina scent is absolutely beautiful – so delicate and feminine. It lasts for around an hour on the skin but is subtle enough not to clash with other products or perfumes. It actually reminds me of a scent from my childhood, which is really comforting and nostalgic :0)
This item was gifted to me for review purposes. This does not effect my opinion of the product.