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neal's yard dreaming of sleep

I love my sleep and I love being cuddled up in bed but I’m a notoriously light sleeper and I don’t think I’ve ever gone to sleep and slept uninterrupted until the next morning, it just doesn’t happen for me. My fiance and I are usually both really sleepy by bed time as we tend to stay up late but whereas he’s able to nod off within literally two or three minutes, I find I’m up for ages before I can go  to sleep and I find it quite hard to just switch off. This all leads me to the new new products I was sent a few week’s back from Neal’s Yard and how really wonderful I’m finding them for helping me unwind at the end of the day.

Neal’s Yard are organic, cruelty free and hands down some of the most beautifully scented products I’ve ever had the pleasure to use. I was sent two products, the classic Wild Rose Beauty Balm and the Beauty Sleep Serum.

neal's yard wild rose beauty balm

Housed in heavy glass packaging, before you even open these up, you know they’re going to be special. The Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a thick, butter coloured balm that on first inspection, looks like you’ll get through the jar in a flash, but it’s thickness means you only need a small amount each time so this will in fact last ages. You also get the jar wrapped with a lovely muslin cloth to use as well which is a nice touch. The smell from the balm is simply heavenly, a fusion of heady lavender which even from one sniff, relaxed my mind and body. This is one of those iconic multi-purpose products and can be used as an all over cleanser, as a face mask or as an intensive moisturiser on areas of real dryness.

neal's yard wild rose beauty balm swatch

I’ve been using this every couple of nights and it’s warming and relaxing as soon as you rub it into your skin and leaves skin feeling nourished and soft while seriously relaxing you with it’s beautiful scent at the same time. I’m always careful when recommending higher priced products as, although I was lucky enough to be sent it, a product like this would otherwise be a big splurge for me at €48, but honestly, it’s quality is worth every penny and the jar used a couple of times a week would easily last months.

neal's yard beauty sleep concentrate

So after using that before bed, I’ve been rubbing in their Beauty Sleep Serum (€41.20) which has been formulated to aid’s skin regeneration overnight, combat wrinkles and basically make you konk out once you put it on. It has a different scent to the Wild Rose balm as this time the serum is infused with Clary Sage, Cypress and Narcissus but it’s equally intoxicating. This is meant to be used in conjunction with your normal serum or moisturising routine and I’ve been using a few pumps each night all over my face and down my neck. This definitely makes my skin feel soft and supple without a trace of greasiness and my skin feels and looks softer since I’ve been using the duo.

neal's yard beauty sleep concentrate swatch

Frankly, when you use either, they immediately seem to tell your body clock it’s bed time and literally within 30 seconds of using both, I’m ready for my leaba. They completely wind me down and lull me to sleep and for the relaxation alone, I’m finding them a brilliant new step in my night time routine. As products on their own merits, they’re both beautiful, but the heady aroma aids a whole new dimension that makes it feel like you’re having a mini spa routine at home. It’s safe to say these would be beautiful for anyone at Christmas or just for yourself as a lovely treat.

If you’re tempted, you can buy Neal’s Yard through their website and consultants

So girls do you have trouble sleeping and would products like these appeal?

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  • Nida Moughal

    WOW even I find it hard to sleep most of the time I need to check these babies out.

    • Makeup Monster

      They’re beautiful!

  • Catherine Margaret Keehan

    I’m so tempted, don’t think I’ve ever woken up feeling really rested. I’ve spotted them around Waterford a couple of times so may grab these and see how they go :)

    • Makeup Monster

      Definitely go around and have a good sniff of them to get how calming they are!

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    I love Neal’s Yard! :) these products look fab! x

    • Makeup Monster

      I’m in love with them too now!

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Sounds like a lovely and relaxing balm – perfect for traveling since I can never sleep on planes :o ). Xx

    • Makeup Monster

      Oh good idea it really would be!

  • Kaelyn

    Both of these products sound amazing! I am fortunate like your fiance and can konk out in a matter of minutes or even seconds depending on how tired I am. But irregardless, those products sound divine and I am glad they’re helping you get some much needed sleep!

    • Makeup Monster

      It’s been a huge help, glad you don’t have any problems with sleep but they’re beautiful products just for looking after your skin!

  • Makeup Monster

    Oh wow that’s impressive!!

  • Niamh

    Definitely on my Christmas list. I have the exact same problem. I find it so hard to actually fall asleep even though I’m absolutely exhausted!

    • Makeup Monster

      Me too I’m knackered until my head hits the pillow!

  • Nora

    I used to be pretty bad with sleeping but these days I’m knackered with driving, swimming and work. Have to say the balm does appeal to me, I love those soothing products! Also sounds ideal for these cold winter months!

    • Makeup Monster

      Yep really lovely for winter too! Sounds like you’re doing loads so that must really help!

  • Emma (Fluff and Fripperies)

    The Beauty Sleep concentrate is one of the best night creams I’ve ever used. Love it!

    • Makeup Monster

      Completely loving it too!

  • Lavender

    Definitely on my wish list!
    Have a happy rest of the week

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah brill Lavender!

  • Beauty Angel

    I love Neal’s Yard products they’re so well made and smell amazeballs

    • Makeup Monster

      Totally agree!

  • Ah Sure Tis Lovely

    I love Neal’s Yard products, I’ve wanted to try the Wilde Rose Beauty Balm for a while now. It might be a good time because lately I keep waking in the middle of the night, hate that.

    • Makeup Monster

      Yeah it’s very annoying. This won’t cure every sleep woe but it really helps winds me down before bed!

  • Lilliwhiterose

    I very rarely get a full night sleep have been this way for 13yrs and nothing I have ever tried has worked, but this has me so tempted because you say it helps wind you down and that is something I need!

    • Makeup Monster

      It definitely calms me down I feel for you, it’s such a nightmare to not sleep properly!

  • Belle Morte Beauty

    The Beauty Balm sounds right up my street! Sounds like a great multi-use product, I love the fact it can be used as a cleanser or intensive mask – this is definitely going on my siopa-list! :D

    Belle Morte Beauty

  • Leanne Broderick

    I would love to get my hands on these, I can never sleep at night time. My brain goes into overdrive as soon as I hit the pillow!

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  • Emma

    Oh my gosh, I could really do with something like this! I’m exactly like you, hence why I’m reading blogs at 3am! I have a lot of trouble going to sleep and staying asleep! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Emma x