“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” – Coco Chanel
As the summer leaves shed from the trees our minds start to shift from summer dresses, BBQ’s and beach days to crisp mornings, shorter days and cosy scarves. But as the inevitable seasonal shift occurs, the transition from the warm weather to cooler autumnal days can play havoc on your skin.
As the temperature and humidity drops, your skin will be working twice as hard to stay hydrated and moisturised. And that’s not the only switch; this time of year can be hectic with schools starting, changes to working hours, subsequent lifestyle changes and as life gets busier you and your skin can be prone to additional stress and exhaustion. As the temperature gets colder you might be taking longer baths, hotter showers, the central heating in your home and office space might have been switched on by now, all of which can make you and your skin feel burnt out, inflamed or irritable.
Let’s face it; Irish seasons are unpredictable at the best of times so we do not always find ourselves ready when the next season predictably but suddenly appears. Fear not, at Monica Tolan we have introduced the most convenient, well-constructed skincare subscription box service of it’s kind. We know that your skin, wellbeing and needs change with each season so we are thrilled to curate the perfect range of essential products to get you through each season; delivered straight to your door, and the first of it’s kind in Ireland. Available now and full of tried and tested products to make this transition from summer to autumn, a lot more bearable.
“I wanted to get skin-deep with my clients. It has taken me years to find the perfect blend and range of products that truly work and I am so excited to share them with you. Your journey to truly amazing skin starts today!
So Much Good Stuff Packed Into One Box!
Mindfulness self-care was at the forefront of the thinking behind this seasons box. Looking after your mind, body and spirit start with taking time for you and with our beautifully systematic approach to creating the perfect blend of wellness in a box, your inner and outer self with feel like it is receiving a gift that keeps on giving!
*Tip – It is the ideal gift too
Let me tell you more about what’s inside…
A Change In Season
Mesoestetic Brightening Peel Booster The perfect transition product to take your skin from summer to autumn. This pigmentation treatment is a gel formula that renews, brightens and improves the texture of your skin. It targets dark spots, uneven tones, ageing, irritations and blemishes. The booster retains moisture, perfect for keeping skin supple while we experience a harsh mixture of hot air indoors and colder air outdoors. Use 3 times a week for best results.
Caudalie Shampoo This gentle shampoo is a great way to repair damaged, dry or treated hair. The plant-based formula is gentle on the scalp, strengths the hair and protects against the elements. A wonderful product for those unpredictable Irish Autumn days!
The Big Fecking Shower Comb The wide-tooth comb glides through the hair without snagging or damaging your strands, massaging your scalp and gently incorporating conditioner into your hair. Detangling, de-frizzing and smoothing hair; a good shower comb can improve your hair and make it silky, controlled and knot-free…
The Perfect Night In
Caudalie Herbal Slimming Tea Created in Bordeaux, this tea is a purifying and cleansing tea that drains and detoxifies to rid your body of toxins and a build-up of excess water retention. The delicious flavour and calming properties make the tea the perfect refreshment to relax, feel cleansed and encourage weight loss. Sit back, relax and take a time out.
Germaine De Capuccini Masks
Picture this; popcorn popped, your favourite TV show ready to watch, cosy blankets on the sofa and a gorgeous nourishing, rejuvenating facial mask. Feel completely relaxed, improve your skin, rehydrate and encourage a more even skin tone and enjoy these quiet nights and gentle self-care.
Caudalie Body Butter The Vinosculpt butter by Caudalie is the ideal luxurious treatment for a cosy night in. A great product for the colder weather, this large tub of body cream protects and repairs the surface of the skin, it smells divine and soaks into the skin beautifully without that sticky feeling you can find in other products.
The Little Wax Company This season is all about setting a lovely mood in your home. As the curtains are drawn earlier and cosy nights in front of the TV become the best part of your day, adding the flicker and glow of the candle to relax while the enchanting fragrance releases stress; candles are a wonderful way to give your evenings in a touch of peaceful ambience.
Lir Chocolate “Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself” – Sonja Blumenthal Any package delivered to your door is not complete without an irresistible box of Lir Chocolates. This delicious brand of Irish chocolates boosts your mood and improves any situation; so pour yourself a glass of full-bodied red wine and indulge in a delicious, comforting snack that will make any night in a treat.
SOSU Elixir by Suzanne Jackson The perfect accompaniment for those chilly nights out. The multi-purpose face oil can be used to prime the skin or to create luminosity to the skin that adds a dewy, fresh finish to your skin. Mix with your foundation or wear on those make-up free days for a beautiful glow, whether staying in or going out.
Protective facemask This was an unexpected addition to the box, but one we wanted to include in light of the current climate. As we all work our way through this pandemic, we at Monica Tolan wanted to ensure you are protected and safe with one of our stylish, custom-made facemasks, where ever you are. Staying safe never looked so fabulous!
From brands like Lir, SOSU and Little Wax Candle, many of our suppliers this month are female entrepreneurs; with this box we really are experiencing the best of the best in their fields. Partnering with women who know what women want is a true passion project and we are delighted we can pay homage and celebrate amazing female business leaders and their incredible products with our Autumn Subscription Box!
Autumn is full of new beginnings, from first days back at school or college to new fashion choices and a fresh start before Christmas, this time of year is full of hope and opportunity. This box embodies growth, self-care and gratitude; so I invite you all to enjoy your Autumn Subscription Box, relish in all that life has to offer and start making small changes to gain back self-love …
Be safe, be happy and enjoy!