Today I thought I would share a little secret with you. I've just discovered Laidbare's incredible beauty products and I am in love!
It's not very often that I get excited about a cosmetic product, because 9 times out of 10, I'm left disappointed. Never one to settle, I'll happily give everything a good go to find the one that's right for me, and trust me, I mean everything!
My new crush has come in the form of Laidbare. I discovered their products in a department store recently and I have to admit it's possibly been my best find all year. For me, taking care of my skin is really important, especially during winter as I find the cold dry air particularly effects me... and, of course, there is no better feeling than some pampering when it's snowing outside!
So, what's all the fuss about? Well, to start with, all of the products in the range are 100% natural. I find that the ones pumped full of chemicals tend to be rather undesirable. I had a shot on some of Benefit's new moisturizer, which although looks a treat, cost quite a lot of money and left me with a horrible taste in my mouth - literally. Ok, ok, I know you're not meant to eat the stuff (which I didn't!), but when moisturizing I do include my lips in the process. Perhaps that's not normal, but I think it's important, and I think that a moisturizer should be able to cope with it. Unfortunately I could taste chemicals all day, which is not only disgustingly unpleasant, but left me pretty concerned about what I was putting on my skin! If it's not natural, it's not worth it if you ask me.
I find that whenever I want to buy a completely natural product, I'm usually disappointed with the packaging and branding. As you will have noticed from our blog and shop, branding is really important to us. We're designers and we like to fill our lives full of good looking items; it may sound shallow, but I bet it's more important to you than you think.
Hands down, Laidbare is the best looking product on the shelf. It's clean and simple with a beautiful typeface and its 50/50 colour brings a Damien Hirst tear to my eye. With cute names like "Working 9 to 5", "Butter Me Up" and "DIY", you know for sure that I am in heaven!
I certainly don't feel like an old maid carrying this cream in my bag :)
Looks aside, I'm delighted to share that the products are great too. I've been using them for a while now and not only has my skin cleared up and become silky soft, I smell delicious too! My favourite products form the range are the body butter, cleanser and toner and moisturizer...
The body butter "Butter Me Up" has the most beautiful smell of bergamot (one of my favourites!) and has hints of jasmine and patchouli in the mix too. It smells really luxurious when you're putting it on and the scent lasts for hours, which is incredible for a natural product. It takes a few seconds to massage it into your skin, but the results are simply devine; my skin is soft and the boyfriend is a fan - what more could a girl ask for?!
I'm a big fan of the two in one Clenser & Toner "DIY" as it get's the job done fast and extremely well. Being party season, the last thing I want to worry about is spending ages trying to take my party face off before bed, and the state my skin is going to be left in the next morning. Combined products are the way forward! Not only has my face cleared up (I get spots around my mouth), but this stuff smells like my favourite party treat; lime jelly! I swear, it takes years off you in mood and ageing :D
Last, but certainly not least, is the all important moisturizer. "Working 9 to 5" is an anti-aging hydration cream that is bang full of goodness; you wouldn't want anything less for your most important feature! The cream is like a second skin which is ideal for that cold, dry air that is super tough on you're skin at this time of year. It has a light rosewater scent (which alway's steals my heart), and is not only great at making your skin look radient... I'm delighted to share that it's taste free too :D
Here's to starting 2013 looking as good as we feel!