As a mama, finding time for yourself can be difficult to do, so little pleasures that you once took for granted become the ultimate treats. Little things, like soaking in the tub for 10 minutes at the end of a long day or moisturising your skin using a luxurious body oil, become a real indulgence.
One of my favourite ways to unwind is to take a quick shower using some of my favourite washes and cleansers, before pulling on my robe, slapping on a face mask, and giving myself a DIY manicure and pedicure while catching up on my favourite series or watching a movie with my husband. That said, I don’t feel as though I get the chance to do this nearly as often as I’d like to (although I like to do this most Sunday evenings to help me prepare for the week ahead), and I know I’m not the only one who struggles to carve out a little ‘me-time’. With that in mind, I jumped at the chance to offer my readers the chance to win this beautiful hamper packed full of pampering treats from Lipidol… I can’t help you to find an extra hour in your day, but I can help spread the love by sending one lucky reader some gorgeous goodies from local skincare brand, Lipidol!
If you haven’t heard of Lipidol before, I’m sure the fact that the range is brought to you by the makers of Bio Oil will pique your interest. And if you’ve ever used Bio Oil before (and as moms, who hasn’t? Best stretch mark prevention oil by far!), I just know you’re going to love Lipidol’s range of oils for daily skincare. From the luxurious Cleansing Face Oil and Overnight Face Oil to the refreshing Cleansing Body Oil and Sunscreen Oil SPF20, Lipidol has every skincare need covered.
Best of all, every single product within the range costs less than R100, so it’s the perfect spoil… either for yourself, or for that special someone (perfect last-minute gift idea if you’re still looking for a Mother’s Day gift for Sunday). Scroll down to read more about the products within the range, as well as what they do – then scroll down a little more to enter to win a beautiful Lipidol hamper packed with everything you could possibly need for a much-needed pamper sesh!
Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil (R89,95)
This is the first Lipidol product I ever used, and it’s what turned me onto the range. I’ve always stayed clear of facial oils and oil-based products as I’ve struggled with breakouts for most of my life, and I always believed that using an oil on my skin would only exacerbate the problem. Not so. Since oil attracts oil, it’s actually the best thing to use on your skin to help remove excess sebum and to prevent further breakouts. I’ve certainly found this to be true, and I love the silky texture of this facial oil and how it removes even the most stubborn of makeup in a flash.
Lipidol Overnight Face Oil (R89,95)
This Overnight Face Oil is an absolute dream for thirsty, dehydrated skin. It’s a rich ,nourishing oil that’s yellow in colour – but don’t panic! All of Lipidol’s products have been coloured using natural plant extracts, so you can rest assured that you aren’t smearing any harmful toxins onto your skin. I usually apply a couple of drops of the Overnight Face Oil to my fingertips before massaging into my skin right before bedtime. My parched skin laps it up, and my skin always looks a whole lot more radiant the following morning. A little goes a long way when using this product, and I’ve still got my 50ml bottle on the go (and I started using it in December, during the frantic festive season – I obviously don’t use it every night, but still. It’s lasted a good 6 months with plenty more to go!) The Overnight Facial Oil – like all Lipidol’s products – is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.
Lipidol After Shave Oil (R89,95)
I absolutely adore the smell of this oil! Thankfully, all Lipidol’s oils are fragranced using essential oils – so no need to worry about any nasties. In fact, all Lipidol’s products have been independently tested and have been proven to be safe for use on even the most sensitive skins. My husband has used this occasionally (he usually has a beard, but he uses this oil – and this oil alone – when he does shave), but I use it after shaving my legs after every single shave. It leaves my legs feeling soft and smooth, and helps to soothe any redness or rashes caused by shaving.
Lipidol Cleansing Body Oil (R89,95)
This is one of my favourite new discoveries! It’s the only Lipidol product I hadn’t tried before writing this post, so I immediately put it to the test – and I regret not trying it sooner! It boasts such a refreshing scent and the luxurious, silky texture is such a treat to use. It creates a beautifully soft lather that gently cleans my skin without stripping it of it’s natural oils. And did I mention the smell?! So divine!
TIP: I’ve been using my Lipidol Cleansing Body to shave my legs – I apply it to my wet legs before shaving (as a shaving oil or sorts), and it leaves my legs feeling ridiculously soft and smooth.
Lipidol After Shower Oil (R89,95)
And what good would a range of skincare oils be without a simple and effective body oil? I love everything about this fuss-free body oil: the easily-absorbed texture, the lack of any sort of scent (no interfering with my favourite fragrance, then!), and the fact that it gently nourishes my skin without leaving my skin feeling overly oil or sticky. I like to apply it to damp skin the minute I’ve hopped out of the shower, so it can help lock in moisture. The perfect winter skincare buddy!
Lipidol Sunscreen Oil SPF20 (R89,95)
Now I’ll admit that – although I have a bottle of this Sunscreen Oil – I haven’t put it to the test nearly as much as I’d like to. I haven’t spent much time in the sun in recent months (and when I do, I prefer not to tan and like to stick to shady areas), but I do like to apply this oil to my legs to help protect them from the damaging UV rays – while imparting a sexy sheen at the same time. Again, it isn’t overly oily (I was concerned about using an oil on the beach, but I needn’t have been – it absorbs into the skin really quickly) and it leaves my skin feeling well nourished while protecting it at the same time. Win!
How would you like the opportunity to test all of the products within the Lipidol range? Lucky for you, I’ve got the whole lot up for grabs – along with a handy, transparent toiletry bag and the most luxurious 100% cotton bath robe. Time to get your pamper on! But first…
I wanted to keep entry into this giveaway super-simple. All you have to do to stand in line to win this gorgeous prize valued at R1200 is to leave a comment below, telling me how you like to spend your down-time. Do you prefer to watch back-to-back series while munching on delicious snacks, or is a long soak in the tub your preferred method of unwinding? Leave a comment below, and you’ll be entered into the draw – easy!
(I’d also really appreciate it if you’d help me get word on this giveaway out there by using the social share icons below this post – bottom right – to share this post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. HUGE thank you in advance!)
Entries close on Wednesday, 17 May 2017, and the winner will be selected at random and announced over on my Facebook page. Good luck, everyone!