Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Nimue Skincare Update 1

Hi guys ! Hope you are having a great week so far. Sorry for being so quiet , the last week I have been feeling a little under the weather .

As I mentioned on Instagram last week, I have started the Nimue & Rubybox skincare challenge. I was still testing out different skincare in February so even though I received this little kit earlier, I wanted to form an opinion about a different product I was testing out first. 

I did the little quiz on the Nimue app , and the app suggested I use the Interactive skincare range from Nimue. ( I was actually pretty sure it would be more of the problematic skincare range as I mentioned my skin has been freaking out lately and I'm not sure if it's stress related or me turning 30 end of the month ) 

Now here comes the tricky part - as I wanted to see how the range preforms , I won't be using ANY other skincare products or swapping out anything for one of my normal products. ( I will however still be using my Garnier Micellar Water to remove my make-up) I feel that's the best way to truly see how this range preforms . I won't be doing weekly updates as I feel there won't be enough info for a WHOLE post , but I will be giving another update in two weeks time. As it stands now - I'm using the range for just over a week .

So onto the products that was included in the trial pack - 
Cleaning :
A soap free 2-1 creamy gel cleanser at a pH 4.5 to prepare the skin for renewal . Gently removes make-up and impurities while offering a light exfoliation properties.

Conditioning :
A conditioning skin treatment that promotes skin health restoration through accelerated skin rejuvenation. Nimue skin conditioners degrease the skin while offering added exfoliation and skin renewal.

It's also recommended for this step you use gauze instead of cotton wool or wipes. 

Exfoliating Enzyme :
The exfoliating complex is a non irritating , non abrasive enzymatic exfoliation. With papaya and pineapple enzymes that work to gently detach dead skin cells, promoting cell renewal.

Day & Night Preparation : ( I got the moisture Lite )
A multifunctional day or night preparation cream that s able to restore and rejuvenate the skin, offering specific benefits based on your skin needs .

Spf40 Sunscreen :
A light weight , non oily sun protection cream that offers a dual focus in providing a certified high broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and anti-ageing benefits to assist in reducing and preventing the visible signs of photo ageing, Formulated to help with DNA protection and repairs. 

They also recommend to take a before photo without any make-up on  ( as you can see below, excuse the grumpy face , this was before work and coffee...and flat hair ... eeck ) to show your progress. 

This is my before photo. 

My current thoughts  :
Honestly , I wasn't expecting to be impressed. BUT ... So far I'm LOVING the skincare set. It keeps my skin hydrated, yet matte surprisingly enough. My skin hasn't freaked out - another bonus. 

I was worried about the sunscreen as it was SUPER thick , but then again got blown away how quickly it absorbs into the skin, and again doesn't make you shiny at all. For me that's super important in a facial sunscreen - I don't want to look like a grease monster at noon.

From previous experience, I know my skin does really well with a exfoliating enzymes - so it's great that this kit included that. I can already tell my texture of my skin is improving... Yeah!

I'm excited to see what the improvement will be in a week or two . But will keep you guys updated. I will also be going for the free facial that was included with this kit, and receiving the Active Enhancer sample in a few weeks. 

Have you tried any Nimue products before ? 

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*


  1. did you cut your hair a different style? you look good! i also think you look cute without makeup! i would have liked an after photo as well but i confirm: i think you are the reviews queen, you nail each one!

    1. Thanks . :) No usaully for my swatches photos I wear my extensions (clip in hair extensions) , so that's usually why. The next update will include week 2 and three photo as well as how I'm still finding this range.

  2. Great post

    New post :

  3. Stunning post and very nice

    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!


  4. Great post look forward to seeing more results.
    I loved your pics too.

  5. Could you maybe tell why you need a "gauze" instead of wipes or cotton pads? Lovely review, i think wel will see an after photo on the follow up post.

    1. The gauze adds more exfoliation . Yes , the next post will include photos from week 2 and three :)

  6. Great post! I would love to try out this set of products :) It seems like it really helps you a lot :)

    I'm following you on GFC :)

  7. Look nice :)
    Maria V.

  8. I have also been using my Nimue pack from Rubybox and have thought so far so good! I can't wait to read your next update to see your thoughts then. By the way, you look so cute (and pretty) without any makeup and no coffee in your system ;) xxx

    Loren |

    1. Awww thanks so much Loren. So far so good on this side too. I'm pretty impressed. The hardest part is not trying to switch up anything for the next few weeks

  9. What a great review!
    But where is the after photo haha

    1. Hi Monique. I'm still in the process of using the kit for the 5/6 weeks , so with the next update there will be a photo of week 2 and 3.

  10. Gostei do post querida :)
    tenha um bom dia
    Esmalte & cia

  11. I haven't heard about this brand before, but it's great to hear that you was pleased with this skincare set :) And hope that you're feeling better now :)

    1. It's really an awesome brand, so far I'm really impressed.

  12. hi, amazing blog, follow eachother ?

  13. Sounds good, I haven't tried any Nimue products before!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  14. So cool that its working on you! need to check that out.

    Styleccentric Fashion | BLOGLOVIN

    xo, Alyssa

  15. This is my first time hearing of Nimue skincare products; probably because we live in different parts of the world. You are so beautiful, by the way! :o)

    1. Yes it's always fun to read or hear about different brands from around the world.