So I'm a little bit late with Pamper Sunday this week, since I became obsessed with season 3 of US drama The Killing and proceeded to watch twelve hours of the show more or less back to back, only getting up off the sofa to fetch biscuits and pay the window cleaner. (It's absolutely AMAZING, by the way - if you haven't seen it, get onto Netflix asap). So no time for Pamper on Sunday.
Two sigh-worthy days of work later and I could really use me some pamper. So...Pamper Tuesday works, right?!
Anyway, a few weeks ago I bought a couple of things from Love Your Skin, a London based company. I'd read great things about their products including the fact that they're free from nasty parabens and sodium laurel sulphate. I went for the Arnica Duo which includes Bath & Shower Cleansing Gel and Body Moisturising Gel. Arnica is said to have soothing and healing properties, and these products are recommended for those involved in strenuous activity - that could mean eight hours sat at my desk making spreadsheets couldn't it? - so after a long day at the office I decided to try both out for the first time earlier on.
The Bath & Shower Gel smells divine - not overpowering, just kind of clean and subtle. It doesn't foam up massively which I expected due to the natural ingredients, and I don't mind that at all. Of course I did drift off in the bath and wake up with half of my Jackie Collins sopping wet but never mind.
Next I tried the Moisturising Gel which glides on like a dream and, of course, has the same gorgeous scent. Also there's no stickiness or clamminess like you sometimes find with lotions or body gels. It seems that this is due to the fact that it's water based. Love it!
Best of all, after using both I felt completely relaxed...not quite ready to face another spreadsheet, but calm enough to put up with the Husband's tv choice of back to back Cops episodes. For a couple of hours anyway.
The duo set is £25 at http://lys-london.com/