Do you ‘do’ Valentine’s Day? Yes, no, half-heartedly, chance would be a fine thing?! Irrespective of your current relationship status, you can’t have help but have noticed some of the rubbish that goes on sale in the lead up to February the 14th. Plastic heart-shaped champagne glasses, flammable looking bears and fur-covered handcuffs. Urgh, no thank you! Not only are they a waste of money they’re also a burden on our precious planet. This year, why not drop some pretty big hints and nudge your other half towards BM&Y and mindful gifting.
BM&Y (Between Me and You) have just launched their BM&Y Valentine Gift Set and it really is something special. But before I tell you about this gorgeous and earth-friendly gift, containing the brand’s sell-out Reusable Makeup Remover Pads, I’ll share a little about this fabulous eco brand.
BM&Y is owned and run by Alicia and Neil, a couple determined to make a difference, reduce their carbon footprint and support others in their journey to go green. With so much plastic and waste created by the beauty industry, this lovely family business is doing its best to change the landscape.
The name Between Me & You derives from two huge parts of our brand. Firstly, the business journey we have embarked on as a couple, but also the responsibility that we all share as residents of our beautiful planet. Between me and you (the ethically-minded shopper), we all have a responsibility to make good choices in our day-to-day lives for the benefit of our environment.BM&Y
BM&Y have three guiding principles:
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle
By delivering high-quality products, educating customers how to care for them (and in the Valentine Gift Set, providing the tools to do so) and ensuring their luxury discs are biodegradable they really do encourage us all to reduce, reuse and recycle.
REUSABLE MAKEUP PADS
If you’re not familiar with BM&Y Reusable Makeup Remover Pads, these incredible dual-action bamboo cleansing rounds are eco-friendly and organic.
There are two types of pads, the ultra-soft velour pads and the gently textured pads for light exfoliation. They are luxurious discs of loveliness that make cleansing a joy.
Expertly Crafted – Uniquely tailored fabric seams ensure the pads never fray and retain their sleek stylish shape
Made with your skin and planet in mind, our eco-friendly makeup pads are crafted with a natural blend of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton fibre with organic sponge cushioning for supreme comfort and a tailored fabric seam that ensure the pads will NEVER fray or lose their shape even with repeated washing.BM&Y
Alicia and Neil are keen to end our culture of single-use and throw away items (cotton wool pads I’m looking at you!) BM&Y reusable facial pads are BIODEGRADABLE and REUSABLE, to help customers reduce their waste and spending.
THE BENEFITS OF BAMBOO
- Bamboo is environmentally sustainable
- Bamboo is fast growing
- Bamboo can absorb a high level of carbon dioxide
- Bamboo fabrics are hypoallergenic
- Bamboo products are biodegradable
How do you remove your makeup?
I use a mix of cotton flannels and microfiber cloths which I assumed were ok, unfortunately not.
Found in face wipes, cleansing cloths, and even beauty blenders, microfibers have taken the beauty industry by storm, but at what cost to the environment? The problem with microfibers is that they are simply so small. This causes problems with our water system, as they are too small to be filtered out, meaning they sail straight through to our oceans and water supply. To humans, microfiber ingestion can cause lung inflammation, but they can cause deadly affects to marine life. Microfibers make their way through the food chain, allowing the animals to absorb toxic chemicals. Plenty of products are microfiber-free, so steer clear and opt for a sustainable alternative!BM&Y
The Valentines Gift Set
Love, love, love, love, love! I would be absolutely thrilled to receive this wonderful gift set for Valentine’s day or any other day of the week for that matter.
It’s beautifully packaged (fully recyclable of course) and thoughtfully curated.
This gorgeous gift set contains:
- 8 reusable makeup pads, 6 velour and 2 textured.
- Organic Cotton Storage Case
- Mesh laundry bag
- A mini travel bag (which given the current situation can be used to store cotton buds)
- Bamboo drying rack
- Two delicious boxes of Fetcha chocolates, which have long since been eaten.
All of this for only £21.99 including free shipping, much cheaper and longer-lasting a supermarket Valentine’s bouquet!
A personalised note can be added at no extra charge.
Alicia and Neil have thought of everything and I couldn’t love this gift set more. The pads are a pleasure to use, they make me want to whip my makeup off! The bags and stand are such practical additions to the set making caring for the pads easy.
Despite this gift set being introduced for Valentine’s Day, if you have a birthday coming up or know someone in need of a hug I’d speedily click on the link below and buy it now.
Between me and you, we can make a difference.
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