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Review: Balm Balm Frankincense Facial Skin Care Gift Set

Balm Balm Frankincense Organic Skincare Gift Set Cleansing Balm, Facial Toner and Facial Oil
Balm Balm Frankincense Organic Skin Care Gift Set Items

Balm Balm Frankincense Skin Care Gift Set* (£24.99)

Since going paraben free I've become more picky about the skincare products that I use. After all the skin is the body's largest organ and it deserves lots of love and tlc. Balm Balm recently sent me their Frankincense Gift Set to try out. The gift set contains a cleansing balm, a facial tonic and facial oil. Frankincense is said to be good for the skin as it's calming and soothing. 

About: Three wonderfully effective organic products to keep your skin feeling happy, healthy and youthful. Made from organic oils and waxes, each product will work synergistically with all skin types. This is because your skin will absorb as much or as little of their precious ingredients as it needs. Use them individually or in our 1,2,3, routine for really healthy, glowing skin.

Frankincense is well known for its rejuvenating effect on the skin but did you know that it is also reputed to improve deep breathing and thus improve circulation? Good circulation reflects in beautiful skin so... take a deep breath with our wonderful Frankincense Facial products and let your skin breathe too. 

Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm 30ml (£7.99) • Ingredients: helianthus annuusí (sunflower oil), butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), cera alba (beeswax), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), calendula officinalis flower extract, boswelia neglecta oil & citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil.

I start to reach for a deep cleansing balm when winter draws closer. There's nothing better than removing your make up with a balm and a warm muslin cloth. Even though this pot is mere 30ml size which doesn't sound that much, a little of the balm certainly goes along way. All that's needed is a small piece of the balm, heated between your fingertips and then massaged into the skin. The balm easily removes make up with a breeze and it does a good job at removing eye makeup too but I did find it irritated my eyes a little, so I wouldn't recommend it for that.

Frankincense Soothing Facial Tonic 30ml (£7.99) • Ingredients: Frankincense hydrosol - this is the by-product from the steam distillation of Frankincense essential oil.

After cleansing comes toning and what's better than a sooth facial tonic spritz? I spritz two pumps of this over my face allow it to sink and then sweep a cotton wool pad over my face. This makes my skin feel refreshed whilst toning my skin too. It also doesn't contain any alcohol which is a big winner for me, as most facial toning mists tend to be loaded with harsh alcohol based ingredients.

Frankincense Light Facial Oil 10ml (£7.99) • Ingredients: prunus persica (kernel oil), oenothera biennis oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, rosa canina fruit oil, boswelia neglecta oil & citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil.

I've been put off from using facial oils in the past for fear that I would end up making my skin uber oily. However I may have just been converted to facial oils. I find one to two drops of this facial oil (depending on how dry my skin feels) is enough to cover my whole face. The bottle comes with a pipette which allows you to control how much oil you use which stops you pouring too much out. Combined with a little facial massage it leaves my skin looking fresh and glowy. It's personally not something that I would use on a daily basis but more so on a "every other day" basis. 

Organic Cotton Muslin Cloth (Pack of 3 £6.25) • Ingredients: light weight organic cotton.

A good muslin cloth is a must needed aid for any cleansing balm. I particularly like ones which are strong, durable and have a slightly exfolating weave to them. This muslin cloth is made from organic cotton and cut by hand in Bexhill on Sea. It dries quickly too which means it can be chucked in the wash basket as soon as it's ready to be washed.

I'd highly recommend checking out Balm Balm's products as I love the fact that all their products are made from natural, organic ingredients and they're affordable. I have my new winter skincare routine sorted for sure.

The full range of Balm Balm products can be found on their website.
For those outside the UK Balm Balm products can be bought from Feel Unique.

Review: JewelCandle (+ Giveaway)


Nothing makes my living room feel more cozy than a candle flickering away. The candle I've been recently burning is from a company called JewelCandle, which offer a range of high quality handmade candles in a variety scents and each of their candles contains a jewellery surprise worth between £10 - £250.

After considering which piece of jewellery I should get (you can choose between a ring or earrings), I opted for the pink cherry scent as I adore cherry scented candles. The candle itself burnt fairly evenly and it took around sixteen to twenty hours of burning the candle, before I could prise the package containing my ring from the candle. I admit it was a little messy getting the ring out of the heat resistant silver packaging but the ring was in pristine condition. The ring itself is very pretty, the quality is good and it fits perfectly on my ring finger .

The candle itself is not something I would purchase on a regular basis as it is a little more pricier than your usual standard candle (which is to be expected). However if you're looking for a candle for a special occasion or maybe a gift for someone then this candle is perfect. 

Giveway: Want to win your very own JewelCandle? Then look no further, all you have to do is enter your details below to be in with a chance of winning. In conjunction with the giveaway JewelCandle have also provided a cool 10% off discount for my readers when they quote 'pyari10' at the checkout.

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