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Wonderful women of all shapes and sizes, this little post is aimed at YOU!
Who Made Your Pants? are a Southampton-based lingerie company who hand-craft amazing, ethical pants for amazing women. But they’re not just any lingerie brand, they’re a campaigning lingerie brand, which is what makes them very special. The company creates rewarding jobs for vulnerable women from all over the world, and gives them a chance to learn useful new skills. To keep costs low so that they can put more money back in to wages, training, support and advice, Who Made Your Pants? use material sold off by the lingerie industry at the end of the season to make their pants, and they can tell you exactly who made every pair of pants that they sell.
I’m sure you’d all agree that Who Made Your Pants? are an incredible brand, so in order to keep up the good work, WMYP need to keep selling lovely pants to amazing women like you! There are many different designs and colours of pants available to buy from Who Made Your Pants?, starting at just £12.50 per pair. So, if you can spare a few pounds, please consider purchasing a pair of pretty panties, not only for yourself but to help the brand and the women who work there! Also, please pass on the word about Who Made Your Pants? in any way you can (blog post, Twitter, Facebook, through friends), as word of mouth is a powerful tool.
Here are just a few of my favourite pairs of pants from the Who Made Your Pants? website…
Thanks for reading, and please don’t forget to spread the word about Who Made Your Pants?!
A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to review a product from skincare company Leor’s new range, and last weekend I received my item – their Cooling Peppermint Foot Scrub.
Before I tell you about the Foot Scrub, I thought I’d share a little bit about the company… Leor were originally established in 2011 as FeelGood Box and only sold gift boxes. Leor have changed a lot since then however, and now sell a variety of full-size pampering bath and body products, as well as their trademark boxes. If you want to view their range for yourself, you can do so here.
Now, the Foot Scrub.
When I first received my Leor Foot Scrub I was impressed with its simple yet luxurious-looking packaging and branding. The tub is a nice size, 120ml in fact, and retails for £8. When I unscrewed the lid I was met with an icy blue, fairly chunky scrub which looks a lot like a Slush Puppie ice drink! Not entirely appealing, but not off-putting either.
The scrub contains just four ingredients, all sourced in the UK and all natural: Fine grade epsom salts, grapeseed oil, peppermint essential oil and cranberry extract. There are no parabens or sulphates in the product whatsoever, and it isn’t tested on animals, making it a guilt-free treat which is extremely kind on the skin. The peppermint oil is what gives the Foot Scrub its lovely scent. The scent is very strong and hits you as soon as you unscrew the lid, but it’s not overpowering.
On the back of the tub is a brief explanation on how to use the scrub, and it reads ‘Apply scrub to wet feet and massage to exfoliate. Rinse.’
When applying the scrub to my feet I used a scoop measuring about an inch across on each foot, which was plenty. The label on the pot states that it should be used to exfoliate dry skin and calm aching feet, so I put it to the test. When rubbing in the scrub the peppermint oil had a slight cooling effect on my skin, which did feel lovely on my tired feet (I’d just been swimming so needed something to soothe my muscles). The salt itself wasn’t too harsh and massaged the soles of my feet nicely, softening the dry bits noticeably without any soreness or irritation. However, I found the scrub to be far too greasy. It left a thin layer of oil on my hands when I was applying it which was impossible to wash off, and the same happened to my feet – the salt washed off easily but the oil stayed on my skin. Yes, the oil left my skin feeling soft and moisturised, but it wasn’t necessarily a pleasant feeling when I was walking around. Luckily, the greasy feeling wore off after a while, and my feet still feel soft.
Overall, Leor’s Cooling Peppermint Foot Scrub is a nice, good quality product and a quick and easy treat for your feet. It smells divine and does what it says on the tin as it softens and refreshes your feet, it’s just a shame about the grease!
Which Leor pamper product would you like to try?
You may remember that last month I introduced you all to Montagne Jeunesse’s new range of Clay Spa fabric masks. I wrote an in-depth review of the wonderful Dead Sea Mud Spa Mask, and today I will share my thoughts on the Glacial Clay Spa mask! I’d been saving this one to use on a day when I felt I really deserved a treat, so after a feeling stressed and poorly earlier this week I decided to indulge.
Like the Dead Sea Mud mask, the Glacial Clay Spa is a fabric mask, but this one is infused with ‘Real Clay, Arctic Cloudberry & Red Grape’. The active ingredients are specially chosen for their cleansing and anti-oxidant properties and are all vegetarian and animal friendly (Montagne Jeunesse are approved by PETA, BUAV and the Vegetarian Society).
Out of all the masks I have used, this is the quickest and easiest to use, and probably the most effective. It comes in one fabric piece, with eye, nose and mouth holes already cut out, so all you have to do is place it on your face, press it down and relax for 15 minutes. Who knew effective skincare could be so effortless?!
Now, I know you all want to know what it looks like, so I have put my reputation on the line to show you just how silly it makes you look!
Gorgeous, right? To be honest I find it pretty hilarious (not that it gives you much freedom of movement to laugh haha). Anyway, onto the important stuff…
The glacial clay that forms the basis of the mask is fantastically cooling and makes your face feel instantly refreshed. The coolness also tightens your skin and soothes any soreness or redness, which does wonders for your complexion. My face didn’t feel irritated at all whilst wearing the mask, so I was able to completely relax and enjoy the beautiful scent of the mask (my mum says it smells like summer). After 15 minutes, I removed the fabric and washed any excess clay from my skin with warm water, massaging in a circular motion as I did so. I didn’t even need to use any moisturiser after wearing the mask as it didn’t cause any dryness. Rather, it made my face look visibly rejuvenated.
I can’t recommend these fabric masks highly enough and I’ll definitely be purchasing some more. If you want to try anything from Montagne Jeunesse’s Clay Spa skin care range, you can purchase individual masks for £1.49 each (BARGAIN) from the Montagne Jeunesse website, or they are now available in Boots. They’ll also be in ASDA as of September.
Have you tried these masks yet?
*I was sent this Glacial Clay Spa Mask by Montagne Jeunesse for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. Some affiliate links have been used.
I have a slightly different post for you today as, for the first time, I will be featuring a specific fashion line! I was recently contacted by the quirky fashion company, Sinfused, with the offer of a sample product from their new clothing range. Before agreeing to try PR products, I always do some research on the company to make sure they are right for me. Sinfused are an independent fashion line who specialise in women’s going-out wear, and most of their pieces are adorned with lots of rhinestone crystals, and they all have a rocky edge to them, all things which I am a fan of. So, obviously, I was happy to take them up on the offer.
The lovely people at Sinfused sent me one of their best sellers, the Heeled Shoe Tee, and today was the day I took the tee for its test run.
My absolute favourite thing about this tee is that it is SO comfortable. The fabric is very soft and of high quality so it feels lovely on and, though the fabric is stretchy, it doesn’t go baggy. I have a few tops that lose their shape slightly after a day of wear, but this one didn’t at all. The fit is also great as it’s nicely cut to fit womanly curves! I also noticed on the label that the tee is made by the Fair Wear Foundation who ensure ‘Ethical Trade and Justice for Workers’. I try my best to buy fairly produced and traded clothing whenever I can, so I was very happy to see that Sinfused are an ethically conscious company, which scored them even more brownie points in my eyes.
As you can see, the attention to detail on this tee is fantastic. I loved the addition of the ‘Sinfused’ name logo on the bottom back, as it gives it that little bit more edge. And the shoe… well… look at it! Look at the rhinestones! There are hundreds of them and they are sooo pretty. You can’t really see in the photo but the heel stones have a stunning pearlessence to them which looks amazing in the right light. The stones are really firmly attached as well. I gave them a good tug to see whether they would come loose and, believe me, they are not going anywhere.
The only negative thing I can find with this tee is the sizing. I asked for a Size 12, which I’d say is pretty average sizing, but it turns out that a 12 is labelled as an ‘L’, and just so happens to be the biggest size they do! I don’t think a 12 is large at all, and I would like to see Sinfused introduce a wider range of sizes so more people can enjoy their products.
As well as t shirts, Sinfused also sell vests, skirts, shorts and hotpants, all with cute individual designs. If you fancy a browse, you can visit the UK site here, and the US site here. I can highly recommend this tee and I hope to get their blue guitar tee one day – Happy shopping!