Category Archives: February 2014

“Most oils I’ve tried are often a little greasy, but this one is just right”

When it comes to beauty, there is nothing that I am more obsessed with than skincare. You can have all the make-up in the world, but it’s all a bit tedious if you don’t look after your skin. As my skin is quite sensitive, I have to be wary of what I put on it. The one category of skincare products that I can usually rely on to be gentle is baby products.
miamoo was founded by Saira Khan, who some of you may know from the very first series of The Apprentice. I didn’t watch it back then but I did watch Beat The Boss, a BBC show that Saira hosted not long after taking part in The Apprentice, so it comes as no surprise that her entrepreneurial spirit resulted in her very own skincare brand being born.
The products on offer are high quality and kind to sensitive/dry skin and, although this is a baby skincare brand, Saira confesses that she actually uses the products on both herself and her children. Her passion to remind us all of the importance of good skincare is one that I can relate to myself.

 

The team at miamoo sent me the miamoo travel pack* to test out, containing travel sizes of all 6 of their products. With a handy clear waterproof pouch to store everything in, it’s easy to just pop this into your luggage when you’re heading off for a few days.

 

I quite like the miamoo logo, it’s not too fussy and it does it’s job. Some of my favourite skincare brands out there are the ones with simple packaging. I like to use a product if it’s good and it can get a little disheartening if I start to feel like I’m paying more for the packaging than the product. The little sketchy cows on the packaging are quite cute and I like how there are different colours for each product.
It is recommended that you follow the 3-step routine when using these products.

 

Step 1-Cleanse
 
fresh locks shampoo - This is a 3-in-1 face/body/hair wash. It is infused with a variety of good ingredients including lavender, aloe vera, and roesemary and it definitely smells good in the shower. I’m used to using 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioners so it was a bit of a change to use a shampoo on its own but it was surprisingly moisturising and left my hair nice and soft. The smell lingers for a while after as well.
splashy wash - This is a 2-in-1 face/body product. This has a subtle citrus smell to it which I was really fond of. I love fruity smells so this was perfect and it definitely helped to wake me up in the morning.
spritz and wipe - This spritz is filled with limewater and minerals to freshen, cleanse, moisturise and tone the skin. This is a nice refreshing product to use on the go when your skin needs a bit of a pick-me-up. I can’t really smell much fruitiness to it but I kind of like the fact that it’s almost scentless. I can’t see myself using this as a cleanser but it’s such a refreshing spritz to use when you’ve had a tired or stressful day. Definitely something to pop into my handbag! Scented spritzers normally make me feel a little queasy if I’m stressed out, so this one is much better.

Step 2 – Moisturise

 
huggy lotion - This is a 3-in-1 moisturiser for hands/body/face so it’s a great all-rounder. Loaded with good stuff, it is a dream to apply. The texture is almost quite watery so it glides on effortlessly and sinks in almost immediately. This is the kind of lotion that I’ve been waiting for! If you have sensitive skin and you just want something gentle that works, this is your product. It’s also an amazing hand cream and I’d choose this over any of my existing hand creams. I probably wouldn’t use this as a body lotion as it costs £5 for a 125ml product, that’s the size of my Simple Skincare moisturiser! It wouldn’t last very long! Great if you’re baby-sized though!
cheeky cream - Described as a “barrier cream”, this is thicker than the Huggy Lotion and it’s great for dry patches or for those who are prone to dry skin. I’ve been using this on the my elbows and the dry parts of my hands. Although it’s a thicker cream, it’s still quite light and absorbs very easily into the skin.
Step 3 – Massage
 
baba oil - This was the product that I was most intrigued about. I have gone through so many body oils and I think I’ve finally found the one! Containing ingredients such as sweet almond, lavender oils and Vitamin E, this is a truly nourishing and moisturising oil. It sinks in fast and leaves my skin soft to the touch. Most oils I’ve tried are often a little greasy but this one is just right.
Overall, I’m very impressed with miamoo as it’s been so gentle on my skin! The fact that most of the products are very low on scent is a bonus for me as there are too many artificial smelling skincare products out there that make me feel slightly nauseous.

 

“huggy lotion rubs in really quickly and leaves skin feeling nice and soft”

I was lucky enough to be chosen by miamoo to test and review for them in return for this they sent me a miamoo travel pack.

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Firstly I will tell you about miamoo which was founded by Saira Khan who after suffering with dry skin for years researched into products and the end result was the making of miamoo, you can read lots more information about Saira and her findings herehttp://www.miamoo.co.uk/Our-story-s/1847.htm
I myself suffer from sensitive and sometimes dry skin, I tend to use baby products bath/wash etc the same ones that I use on my children as I find them a lot less irritating so i was looking forward to trying this out myself.
The set itself is very nicely packaged in a clear zip pouch ( great to re use after for keeping make up in or for baby change bag etc). The set contains inside:
splashy wash 30ml – refreshing citrus shower/body wash
fresh locks 30ml – soothing shampoo for shiny bouncy locks
baba oil 30ml – heavenly oil, great for hair, body and baby massage.
huggy lotion 30ml – a non greasy daily moisturiser
spritz and wipe 30ml – a refreshing citrus spritz packed with minerals that has multi uses
cheeky cream 30ml – a natural barrier cream great for adults and babies
There is a handy little 3 step routine on the back of the packaging as well.

plus there is a lovely flannel in there too, it retails for £15.00 and is great if you want to try out their products before committing to buying full size ones.  Also great to take for a short break or even in your hospital bag.

Now for my thoughts on the products themselves, I love the fact firstly that they are 99% natural and I know a lot of research went into them before they were produced.

fresh lock shampoo ( brimming with lavender & geranium) I found nice smelling not as strong as other baby shampoos but a nice subtle smell, you only need a little to make a lather and left hair feeling clean and fresh.

Splashy wash (brimming with lemon oil & aloe vera) doesnt have any smell to it and also lathers well to wash with, I found it pleasent on the skin and a nice clean feel after using it.

spritz and wipe ( overflowing with lime water & minerals) i used to spray on my aching legs and its actually really cooling and refreshing, im going to be popping this in my hospital bag.  also good for babys bottom and im sure I am going to find many other uses for this too.

baba oil (infused with lavender & sweet almond oil) once again a gentle smell great for giving baby, little ones or yourself a massage after, a little bit goes a long way too just warm up on your hands and away you go.

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huggy lotion (crammed with sweet almond & marshmallow extract) this as with all the other products has a very delicate barely there smell, is a nice texture neither too thick or thin. It rubs in really quickly and easily also leaving skin feeling nice and soft.

huggy lotion
huggy lotion

cheeky cream great for those sore little bums ( not had a chance to test it for this yet)  is not dissimilar to sudocrem in its texture and thickness and has a similar but more delicate fragrance.

I like all of the products and my favorites are  most definitely the spritz and wipe and the huggy lotion, I would defnitely buy these in a full size to use again.
If you are looking for natural products for yourself or little ones or are expecting I would highly recommend miamoo and this set is perfect for trying out there products, they have also given me a 10% discount code which you can use on all full priced products by entering Blog13 at the checkout.  You can visit their shop here http://www.miamoo.co.uk/Our-shop-s/1817.htm  I am sure you and your family will love their products as much as I do.

 

“The skin on her body is now soft like when she was a baby”

Chloe started suffering with very dry skin about a month before a family wedding last year. At first we thought it was due to milk catching under her chin but after feeding her differently and making sure we kept the area dry, nothing helped. So, we made a trip to the doctor.

Eczema! We’re not quite sure why are neither of us have suffered with eczema, nor the older children but, Chloe does.

The doctor gave us some heavy duty cream. It was very greasy, didn’t smell good and after a good week of using the stuff, it didn’t seem to help.

Chloe 6 months old

The wedding came and although she looked gorgeous (nearly as lovely as the bride), we weren’t able to shift the red rash.

It did start to clear up on it’s own and she went back to “normal” but a few months ago, her skin started to get very dry again and she got red blotches – under her legs this time – maybe it’s to do with the time of year?

Another trip to the doctor and he said to use the same cream we used on her last time, which we had loads of left but it didn’t solve anything.

On top of the cream we tried other options, we stopped using products in the bath, we stopped using any skin care products, we tried using different skins care products and keeping her skin open to the air all day long. None of this stopped her skin from drying out or stopping her rash being so raw.

And then, I suppose by chance, I was on Twitter and saw that Saira Khan (@IamSairaKhan) had retweeted a review of the skincare product miamoo. After reading the review I found out the product was excellent for dry skin conditions like eczema, over 98.5% natural and free from a wealth of harsh ingredients.

I mentioned to Saira about Chloe’s skin condition and she kindly offered to send a pack of travel goodies for us to try on Chloe. Well, it wouldn’t hurt.

As promised, a few days later a pack arrived on our doorstep. Chloe’s skin was as dry as ever and her back and stomach were also getting dryer and dryer.

With nothing to lose, I popped the pack open and was surprised to see how much you get in there.

You need to follow a 3 step routine – cleanse (pop her in the bath), moisturise (slap some cream on), then massage (tickle). It seemed easy enough.

miamoo products

Bath time came and I popped her into the water, this time with miamoo shampoo, splashy wash and spritz and wipe. Chloe had no issue with the shampoo and it didn’t seem to hurt her eyes. It smelt find and she giggled after spritzing her face clean.

Chloe in the bath

Out of the bath, it was time to dry off and so the next step. There’s a lotion which I used to cover pretty much her whole body, then the cheeky cream which was quite thick so I used it on the “problem” areas – particularly behind her legs and at the back of her neck.

Then more spritz. This stuff I loved. Every time I did it she giggled – I mean properly giggled. It’s quite cold but she loved the surprise of it hitting her skin so we played the game of me chasing her around the house threatening to spritz her!

By this time, Skint Mum wasn’t too pleased with me. It was bed time after all and I had spent the last 10 minutes chasing a tired toddler around the house, getting her hyped up before I handed over to Skint Mum to do the last of the bed time routine. To be fair, I do hype her up most nights so Skint Mum has nothing new to be annoyed about….

I let Skint Mum do step 3. This was massaging with baba oil. When she was on maternity leave, she did a mother and baby massage course with the local Sure Start centre. It was nice watching them massage most evenings but when the oil ran out, we didn’t replace it and the massages phased out.

Now we had this massage oil, Skint Mum was really happy to have some time to connect with Chloe again and it relaxed her and settled her so bed time went smoothed that we had expected.

The next morning, Chloe’s skin was softer. I was slightly amazed how quickly this stuff was working so we carried on.

We didn’t do the whole routine everyday as there are quite a lot of products to use and it does take a bit of time but, I used the cheeky cream through the day, and chased Chloe every now and then with the spritz clean her sticky fingers!

The skin on her body is now soft like when she was a baby. She is still marked behind her knee but the dryness has gone and you can see that it’s becoming like normal skin again, not scabby and weeping like it was before.

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I am really happy with the miamoo products and will continue to use them on Chloe.

 

“splashy wash has such a gorgeous and relaxing scent”

I was recently sent a lovely little travel set from miamoo to try out some of their skin care range for babies and toddlers. miamoo was created after the founder, Saira, suffered with years of extremely poor dry skin and wanted to find something to soothe all her problems away. After doing a lot of research Saira worked very closely with manufactures, chemists, approved all the formulations and tested them out on her own troubled skin and created the brand miamoo.
I was very excited to try these out on Darcie. She suffers with dry skin and often gets patches of eczema, we have tried lots of different products and brands to try get that “baby soft” skin back.
When I received the items I couldn’t help but fall in love with the logo design!
Inside the travel bag it includes;
splashy wash 30ml – refreshing citrus shower/body wash
fresh locks 30ml – soothing shampoo for shiny bouncy locks
baba oil 30ml – heavenly oil, great for hair, body and baby massage.
huggy lotion 30ml – a non greasy daily moisturiser
spritz and wipe 30ml – a refreshing citrus spritz packed with minerals that has multi uses
cheeky cream 30ml – a natural barrier cream great for adults and babies
All priced at £15.
This set is great if you want to try out all the products before buying the full size options.
I had high hopes for these products and tested them out as soon as we received them! Saira recommends a 3 step routine to help prevent and heal dry skins
1) Exfoliating wash
-fresh locks shampoo
-splashy wash for body & bath
-spritz and wipe
2) Moisturise
- huggy lotion
- cheeky cream
3) Massage
- baba oil
We followed the steps and we fell in love with some of the products instantly.
We found the splashy wash, had such a gorgeous and relaxing scent (ingredients include lemon oil, soya bean, aloe vera, jojoba, chamomile and Vitamin E) but still managed to get all toddler messes off with ease.
We also found the spritz & wipe such a handy product. It can be used as a detangler on hair, a cleanser, a toner and a spritz. I quite liked spritzing on my face, I instantly felt refreshed and relaxed. This would be amazing in the summer!
Lastly I really enjoyed the baba oil, Darcie loved a little massage after the bath even now at almost two. It was really moisturising and had a calming effect on the skin.
I would recommend any mummy’s/ mummy’s to be give this a whirl. This kit would be a great addition to any hospital bag or would make a lovely baby shower gift.

“cheeky cream – no harsh chemicals unlike other barrier creams…”

MiaMoo recently sent out a travel set to trial and review. This was Skye’s opportunity to get involved again as the products are aimed at children and babies containing all natural ingredients.

The travel pack was in a neat little case and included – Muslin cloth, Splashy wash, Fresh locks, Baba oil, Huggy lotion, Spritz and wipe and Cheeky cream.

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All the products in the kit are 30ml, this is perfect to slip in your bag and take out and about with you. It’s suitable for babies, children and adults and all the ingredients have been carefully selected to be suitable for all skin types especially dry.

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Baba Oil

Heavenly oil, great for hair, body and baby massage.

I love how MiaMoo state the percentage of the naturalness in their products. The rating for this particular oil is 99.1% – Pretty damned high!

Suitable for all skin types and ages. The products all smell exactly how you expect a baby to smell, they just have that nice clean scent to them that you just can’t buy – Until now!

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Spritz & Wipe

A refreshing citrus spritz packed with minerals that has multi uses

A multifunctional product that can be used for de-tangling hair, cleansing, toning and just a general refreshing cooling spray. A lovely fresh smell of lime is the perfect scent for this spray.

98% naturally sourced product puts it as one of the highest in the pack.

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Huggy lotion

A non greasy daily moisturiser

The Huggy lotion is suitable for use on hands, body and face. The cream soaks nicely into the skin leaving it soft to touch and flawless to look at. A combination of orange, almond and marshmallow leaves a lovely scent to the skin.

A non-greasy moisturiser is always a winner in my book, who wants to feel sticky! 98% naturally derived. Perfect for smoothing out dry, flaky skin.

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Cheeky Cream

A natural barrier cream great for adults and babies

Cheeky cream is a barrier cream helping create a waterproof barrier for hands, face and even baby’s bottoms. No harsh chemicals unlike other barrier creams and isn’t this what we need for our babies skin!?

98% naturally derived. Helping calm the skin and help with nappy rash.

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Splashy wash

Refreshing citrus shower/body wash

This is one of my favourites as its fragranced with lemon. Again as with all MiaMoo products it’s suitable for all skin types and ages, it’s great to know you can go to this brand and not have to check the suitability for your skin.

97% naturally derived and suitable for use on skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

SHAMPOO

Fresh locks shampoo

Soothing shampoo for shiny bouncy locks

Don’t think the product name limits this product, it’s actually suitable for body, face and hair. It also has has natural anti bacterial properties.

Stacked full of goodness such as Aloe Vera, Soya Bean and Vitamin E this is a great wash for all the family.

97% naturally derived. This shampoo does not strip the the body’s essential oils.

Fun family products

I love this brand especially coming from a family background riddled with skin problems and always having to check the ingredients on products before buying. With MiaMoo this would never be something I have to think about as I know all their products are no less than 97% natually sourced and suitable for all ages and skin types.

“The products all have a multi-purpose which is fantastic”

miamoo is a 98.5% – 100% natural skincare range designed for both mums and baby’s. Now I’m not a mum and defiantly have no plans to become one any time soon but the idea of a skincare brand that is good enough for a baby’s bum sounded good enough to me.
The brand is the creation of former Apprentice candidate Saira Khan who herself suffers with sensitive skin. After 25 years of trying miracle creams and trying what must of felt like every high street brand out there she eventually created her own.  She realised a few key finds that although plenty of people suffer with sensitive skin there seems to be a new generation suffering with sensitized skin, caused by the increased pollution and general shift in lifestyle trends. One of her main aims became to eliminate key chemicals found in huge numbers of skincare products and substitute these with key natural oils. So after reading about such a well constructed product I couldn’t wait to see how well all the research actually translated into the world of beauty. Here are my little thoughts:
splashy wash
The lemon oil in the product was such a lovely invigorating scent and I’ve found it perfect for the hazy morning “half awake” showers. A little went a long way as the shower gel foamed up well. My skin felt soft and the fragrant scent lingered on my skin all morning.
fresh Locks
I love my hair, it’s no secret. I spent lots on haircare and I’m rather scared of changing my shampoo for even one wash.  However the natural chemical free shampoo left my hair feeling soft and I did feel a little pleased I was being kinder to my hair. I often spend loads on hair treatments and styling products but often overlook any potential chemicals used in actual shampoos.
baba oil
I had recently been trying out a new cleansing oil on my skin to remove make-up and have been pleasantly surprised. I have always been one of these who presumed adding any kind of oil to skin will make my skin greasy and cause breakouts. I was wrong. Our skin needs oils. The lavender in this product helps sooth my skin and it’s perfect to use before bed so the oil can work it’s magic over night. It’s also useful for more dry areas such as elbows and knees.
huggy lotion
I really never thought I’d find myself using a moisturiser called huggy lotion but I have really grown to love this. It’s a easily absorbent moisturiser and light enough to use on the face. Although it’s a light moisturiser I have still found my skin has felt hydrated on cold winter days.
spritz and wipe
The spritz and wipe makes a fab make up remover or cleaner although I’ve found I’ve used this more as make up remover. It’s gentle on the skin and was sensitive for use on eye make up.
cheeky cream
This cream is a lot thicker than the huggy lotion and takes a little while to absorb into the skin. I found this works better for very patches of skin to help treat little problem areas than as a typical daily use cream. I also suffer from very dry chapped hands and this makes a cute little handbag essential. I’ve found this like a luxury version of sudocreme.

Overall I would recommend the miamoo travel kit, the kit contains everything you need for a full beauty routine and makes for perfect light packing for travel. The products all have a multi-purpose use which is fantastic.

 

“cheeky cream works wonders and really soothes his face instantly!”

Harry’s all about perfect skin and he absolutely loves being pampered and preened! So when I was given the opportunity to try out some miamoo baby products I jumped at the chance!
Little H has been very lucky in terms of his skin so far and hasn’t suffered from any dryness, rashes or baby acne so I love that miamoo’s products are jam packed with natural ingredients and free of nasty parabens and synthetic colours and fragrances.
I received the Travel Pack which contains splasy wash, fresh locks, baba oil, huggy lotion, spritz and wipe, cheeky cream and a wash cloth. All those delicious products are all contained in a clear zippy bag – perfect for on the go!
Splashy wash is a 2 in 1 bath product that can be used on the face and the body. It smells of citrus and feels really gentle yet cleansing on Harry’s little bod!
We use fresh locks shampoo on Haribo’s tiny mop of hair! It smells of lavender which is actually my least favourite scent but for some reason I really like how it smells on Harry! The lavender also helps to relax and soothe baby to promote a good nights sleep!
After bath time we spritz a little baba oil all over little H’s body.. Not something he enjoys unfortunately! It contains sweet almond and lavender oils which nourish the skin and are perfect for a bedtime baby massage! I am determined to make Harry enjoy this ritual!!!!
I tend to use huggy lotion on Harry’s skin in the mornings before we get him dressed for the day. It sinks into his skin almost immediately leaving it ready for me to put his clothes on quickly before he gets too chilly! It also smells really good!!
The spritz and wipe spray is a fantastic little product which I use to freshen up Harry’s bits between nappy changes! It’s full of really nourishing ingredients which really help to cleanse baby’s skin
Last but by no means least is the cheeky cream which is my favourite product in the whole set! In fact it may be my favourite product that Harry owns! Again it is a multifunctional product, a barrier cream that can be used on face, hands and bottoms!! I mainly use it on Harry’s cheeks as they tend to get a little dry from central heating, wind and the everyday elements that life throws at him. The cream works wonders and really soothes his face instantly!
You can get your hands on a miamoo travel set for £15 directly from their website but because they are lovely people they are offering my readers 10% off – just use the code Blog13 at the checkout!

“I absolutely adore the miamoo packaging, the cows look so cute!”

I was really excited to receive my miamoo package in the post the other day, it came wrapped up so gorgeous and delicately in purple paper with the miamoo logo stuck to the front! I didn’t want to open it until I’d taken photos of the packaging but I could’t resist, I needed to see what was inside!
miamoo was founded by Saira, after suffering from dry sky regularly. I know how she feels as I often have dry skin and suffer from eczema as well, something which Dexter has recently started with. Because miamoo products are free from harsh ingredients such as parabens and sulphates it makes it perfect for using on children too. It’s great that you can buy one set of products which the whole family can use.
One of my favourite ingredients in the huggy lotion is marshmallow extract. That alone makes me automatically love the products, and made with 97% natural products, you know you will be getting the best for your skin.
absolutely adore the miamoo packaging, the cows look so cute!
There are only six products in the miamoo range, but why do you need more? As Saira says, manufacturers do care about profit and make many bottles for different uses containing the same ingredients just to sell more.
There are three steps to using the miamoo range:
1. have an exfoliating wash with the fresh locks shampoo, the splashy wash for body and bath, and spritz and wipe to complete step one.
2. make sure you moisturise with the huggy lotion and the cheeky cream.
3. massage with the baba oil.
The travel kit contains all six of these products in travel size, along with a muslin cloth. The bag is perfect to join me on my trip to London Fashion Weekend! You can pick up the travel pack for £15.
You can get 10% off all the amazing miamoo products by entering code Blog13 at the checkout.

 

“Very handbag/changebag friendly and a little goes a long way, they last well.

We are obsessive label readers in this house, and when it comes to skincare, even more so. If SLS, parabens or other synthetic chemicals make an appearance, no matter how pretty and appealing the packaging, it’s not coming home with us. So I was thrilled to be offered a chance to review the miamoo skincare travel pack which claims to be as natural as possible and free from parabens and SLS – especially as it arrived just in time for our half-term trip to London.

Miamoo travel sized bottles

I was driving, but still didn’t want to take lots of bags with me and this kit was perfect as it has everything we would need for a couple of days away and I could even fit the toothbrushes in the bag.

miamoo travel pack

I loved the colours and fun design of the packaging and the bottle sizes are perfect. At 30ml each container complies with airline carry-on liquids regulations and the purse is zippable and transparent.

Both girls suffer from mild eczema and I have occasional flare ups as well, so all skincare has to be sensitive enough not to irritate, but clever enough to help the sensitive skin heal if needed. miamoo’s founder, Saira Khan thought the same and having tried most products already available, took the bull by the horns and created her own products which became miamoo skincare. During her research, Saira learnt all about the nasties contained in most commercially produced skincare and took steps to avoid them at all costs. In fact, the miamoo range is clearly labelled with ingredients and any preservatives necessary to give the products shelf-life are as naturally derived as possible.

So to our home test of the travel set.

In the bag are:

miamoo splashy wash

Splashy Wash – a gently foaming body wash with citrus notes to ensure a refreshing experience. We used this most as it meant we had soap to hand when out and about and all loved it.

miamoo Fresh locks shampoo

Fresh Locks Shampoo – a mild shampoo that is perfect for washing little people’s hair with a lavender fragrance to calm and relax. I tried it out as well and was pleased by how clean my greasy hair felt afterwards!

miamoo spritz and wipe

Spritz & Wipe – I tried this on my face to freshen up, but as I still had make up on, found it stung a little (probably from the limewater in it), but Bunny thought it was a great way of cleaning her face and much preferred it to the usual flannel and water method and it also helped with brushing the knots out of Bear’s over-twizzled hair! I also used it while out and about to clean Bear during nappy changes, rather than using chemical wipes or having to seek out running water. This is a fantastic dual purpose spray.

miamoo huggy lotion

Huggy Lotion – this non-greasy moisturiser was effective enough for us all to use to avoid dryness after our baths/showers and wasn’t sticky or watery which meant no delays to getting dressed after we applied it.

miamoo cheeky cream

Cheeky Cream – this has been my favourite of the products. We used this ultra-thick cream on Bear’s sore bits between nappy changes and if I spotted either of them itching, rubbed some into the affected area quickly. Funnily enough, after I’d done it once, they both suddenly developed severe cases of itching all over and insisted I apply more cream. I think they liked the feel of this cream, as well as its miracle healing effects!

miamoo baba oil

Baba Oil – a sweet almond and lavender infused oil for extra moisturising or gentle massage. I wish I’d had this when Bear was small as we used to love our baby massage sessions. Nowadays, she just liked rubbing this into my back, her legs and, well pretty much anywhere! Oh and it’s also a great deep conditioning treatment for hair too!

 

Miamoo before and after

Of course, the best way to test a product that claims to be for sensitive skin is to try it on some sore bits and see what happens. And as these before and after photos show, the Cheeky Cream really did work its magic as the itchy redness had completely disappeared after just a couple of applications. Which is far better than nasty skin-thinning eczema cream we use normally!

As we were only away for a short time, I have continued to carry some of the products in my handbag to use when we’ve been out for the day or even just out shopping. Their size is very handbag/changebag friendly and a little goes a long way, so they seem to be lasting well.

I am naturally dubious of claims to be suitable for the most sensitive skin, but these products are so natural, they really do live up to expectations. I love them and it would seem the girls do too by their keenness to keep using them. At £15 for the full set, this would make a lovely gift for a new mum, or is perfect for a trip away to have all bases covered. They’re also a great size for testing the products out before buying the full size ones – and then you have refillable mini bottles to keep in your bag when you discover how good they are too!

 

“I could probably go on for a week telling you about how adorable this brand is!”

The Cutest Solution For Sensitive Skin

I could probably go on for about a week, telling you about how adorable this brand is. Being a graphic designer, I’m obviously a sucker for nice branding, and this ticks all the boxes for me, I love the cute name and the cow illustrations, and then the colour palette and the adorable product names are the icing on the cake. So when I noticed that miamoo were looking for bloggers to review, I just had to apply, plus they sounded like the perfect products for my sensitive skin.
miamoo is suitable for all ages and skin types, and they live by their 3 step plan for preventing & healing dry skin; Cleanse, Moisturise, & Massage. All their products are at least 98% natural and are free from ingredients such as parabens, mineral oil, petroleums, and synthetic colours & fragrances. The set I received is made up of; splashy wash - a refreshing lemon & aloe vera shower gel, fresh locks shampoo - soothing shampoo with lavender & geranium, huggy lotion - a non greasy everyday moisturiser with sweet almond oil & marshmallow extract, cheeky cream - a natural barrier cream for adults & babies, spritz and wipe - a refreshing lime spritz, baba oil - all-purpose oil packed with lavender & sweet almond oil, and a lovely soft flannel, I can guarantee you now that this will be going straight into my suitcase for our holiday in April!
My favourite product would definitely have to be the splashy wash, which smells like a lovely summer refreshing water packed with zesty lemons. After use my skin feels incredibly fresh and soft, and it’s definitely one that I’ll be repurchasing in the bigger bottle. I’ve also added the huggy lotion into my daily routine, as it’s a really good cream to use post shower, it just absorbs so quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and lovely. I’d really recommend miamoo products, they’ve left my skin feeling fresh, soft and definitely not irritated! They’re the perfect brand if you have little ones too, as the range can be used on the whole family, meaning you don’t need a million and one bottles of various products lying round your bathroom. If you want to try out any miamoo products then use the code Blog13 and you’ll save 10% off your order.