Suu Balm

Hey there! so a few weeks ago i was lucky enough to be sent a tube of suu balm to try. Suu balm is a moisturiser developed by Dr Tey Hong Liang, who runs the itch clinic at the national skin centre in singapore (i know). He made the suu balm after he found that the creams currently on the market none of them soothed an itch effectively.

Suu balm is a moisturising cream designed with menthol which helps cool and ease the itching feeling, meaning people would want to apply the ceramide rich cream more meaning the ceramides could help repair the skins barrier quicker.

Has soon as i heard about suu balm i wanted to give it a go, its designed for people with all kinds of skin issues that causes itching from eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin, dry skin you name it! ive suffered with dry itchy skin on my body for as long as i can remember, its something that both me and my brother suffer with (thanks dad). A lot of creams tend to upset my skin over actually soothe it and a lot of them i end up washing off.

I wondered how thick this would be considering its called a balm but in fact its no different really to any other cream when you first squeeze some out. It goes on really nicely its not overly heavy or greasy which is a god send because if you have had creams for eczema from the doctors you will know that really itchy uncomfortable feeling can be made so much worse by the thick heavy cream they give! but this wasnt heavy at all.

The menthol starts off very slowly and builds up to become more cooling over time which is nice, i will say this is something that shouldnt go near your face or neck, one its just not meant for that and two the smell of menthol to close to your nose isnt fun for anyone! I first tried it on one of the last hotter days we had of summer and the cooling feeling is really nice, and it does as promised soothe an itch and make you less likely to scratch your skin into shreds!

I suffer with heat rash and just dry skin on my collarbone area and this helped calm that down really quickly, which was lovely because that can be a troublesome area for me a lot.

All in all ive been rather impressed with this, its helped soothe and calm my pissed off skin really nicely! suu balm starts from £13.50, and they also do a kids version which starts at £9.95.

I was sent this product to review, this does not effect my opinion.

Pink Parcel August 2018.

Hey! So this months pink parcel arrived a few days ago, and normally my aim is to get my pink parcel posts up as soon as i possibly can but i had to wait for an email from them first. I got a bit annoyed with this months, because a lot of the contents of the box was plastered all over my facebook in the adverts since the beginning of the month, ruining the surprise! according to pink parcel only the hero products in the box should of been shown, i still personally feel there shouldnt be anything from that months on social media but what can you do.

For those that didnt see my first post on pink parcel, pink parcel is a monthly subscription service for people who have periods! you can tailor it to be sent at any time in the month, and it contains pads or tampons of your choice, as well as a small box of goodies for you as well. Its very good value and one of the biggest things it helps with for me is that i dont run out anymore! has someone that cant leave the house much, it helps a lot.

Anyway, the theme for this month is holiday essentials, and its also worth over £50 which is pretty impressive! you may notice that the normal for now bag isnt there, i did ask about that in the email too and they had just ran out so we have two for night time this month, thats fine, happens!

So, whats inside?

So, in every pink parcel you always get a tea bag and some sort of sweet treat.

So for the tea bag this time we actually got a coffee bag? alright! anyway its lyons No3 coffee in a bag £2.60 for 125g (we get a bag). i am not a tea or coffee drinker so this will go to the coffee addict that is my dad, however i do admittedly find this a bit odd considering caffeine is meant to make cramps that much worse.

The sweet treat for this month is the Candy kittens eton mess gourmet sweets £1 for a treat bag (we got a treat bag). I have heard so much about these! of course the fact that they are cat shaped sells me quite a bit, and seeing has ive been vegetarian for 13 years i havent really been able to have sweets like these but these are vegetarian, woo!

The first item we got is a spacemasks eye masks £15 for 5 (we got one), now ive seen these doing the rounds lately and they look rather interesting! basically they are one use eye masks that heat up when you take them out of there little packets because of the iron inside them hitting oxygen. I like this idea, and galaxy things is always a hit in my book! im having a lot of sleep related problems right now, so i am going to have a rest with this one day, and likely nod off!

Next up, is oryza dewy glow balm £11.95, so i gotta be honest, i was interested when i first saw this “ooh glow balm!” but im actually disappointed to be honest. It is just a vasline like balm, its full of “good” oils according to the label, but honestly it just seems to be one of those balms.

Next up we have the laritzy dew pot in glory £20.00, this is a multi-purpose cream highlighter. now sadly you could get 6 shades in this and of course i get the gold one! so i wont using this, it looks creamy however!

Next up is the English laundry no7 for her purse spray £16.00, we have had little spray perfumes before but i havent been keen. however i really like this one! the description says there are notes of sparkling pear, jasmine, melon and apricot, i dont really know if i smell any of them or not (im good at this) but i do think it smells really fresh and clean, im very picky with perfumes but i like this one!

Sebamed clear face mattifying cream £5.69 is our last product, we got a sample size of this moisturiser. I havent used this yet, its a oily controlling moisturiser that helps reduce blackheads and spots, ive tried it on my hand and it does feel very light.

So all in all i do like this box! im sad a few of the products were spoiled for me, but i like the perfume, the eye mask, the sweets! the highlighter just isnt the right colour for me, a balm is a balm and the moisturiser is meh but i am so keen on the perfume it weighs it evenly!

Do you get pink parcel? what did you think?

Cath x