Happy 2018 !

We're only a few days in to the new year, but here at Cucumber it's all excitement as our brand new styles begin rolling off the production line.  We're bringing you the ultimate in relaxing loungewear in our signature navy and silver super soft jersey, and are practically quivering with anticipation for  our brand new silky pieces that work just as hard, and are just the right side of sexy. We're also revamping our website, with new photos, videos and much, much this space! 

Our give-a-little-get-a-little offer....with Breast Cancer Haven

We wanted to start the new year off by giving a little - we're so grateful we've had such a fantastic start thanks to our lovely, loyal growing band of customers - with our give-a-little-get-a-little offer. As a newbie, Cucumber feels lucky to have put down a few roots with the wonderful charity, Breast Cancer Haven. (You can read Tara Sherjan's, Breast Cancer Haven's London Fundraising Manager's take on Cucumber here).  So we've decided to donate 5% of every sale from January 8th, 2018 to January 14th, 2018 to Breast Cancer Haven, with an additional 5% discount for each customer. Use the code BCH5 to activate the double discount. Happy New Year everyone!

(Please note this code will be valid for one purchase only for UK customers.)

What's New with Cucumber

It's no exaggeration to say that we at Cucumber are drooling just a teeny tiny bit over the thought of our new collections.  We don't have any pics yet, but sometime in late January, sneak previews will start going out on our socials, so keep your eyes peeled on Insta, Facebook and Twitter. You'll finally have that dressing gown everyone has been asking for: thigh length, nice long tie, slighter shorter sleeve (all the better for not dunking into one's breakfast) the perfect all rounder.  Next up, our really, really gorgeous harem pants - they are ridiculously comfortable and sit sublimely on your waist and  hips.They work just as well on the way back from yoga  as on a working-from-home-all-day sort of day.  Perfect with our slightly sexy, super sloppy take on a sweatshirt.  Long sleeves, round neck, with just enough bum coverage.  
And we are so excited about our brand new silky fabric in Cream, Cornflower Blue, and Steel with a gorgeously thick hand feel and elegant drape.  We're picturing ourselves in one of our favourite new pieces, going from bedroom to poolside this summer in our full-length ruffle dress - not a bead of sweat in sight!  (And for any of you gals out there breastfeeding, our ruffle dress and matching top have a deliciously low tie, perfect for a sneaky easy feed.)

With Cucumber taking its first baby steps into the new year, we've decided that sometimes less is more. With that in mind, we've decided for January at least, to strip back our beauty rituals and make some new ones of our own. Less packaging, fewer pounds and(hopefully) more glow! Try this one out and let us know how you get on, so far, we're loving it.

Cucumber's 5 minute Home-Made Green Tea Skin Ritual
According to the NHS green tea contains B vitamins, folate (naturally occurring folic acid), manganese, potassium, magnesium, caffeine and other antioxidants, notably catechins. And green tea has been linked with the abiity to boost weight loss, reduce cholesterol, combat cardiovascular disease, and prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease. 

Phew! But Cucumber has been basking in the benefits of using green tea as a simple, gentle brightening and exfoliating mask, to help get a new year glow! Read on for our simple, home-made recipe.

1 bag organic green tea 
1 teaspoon organic honey
1 teaspoon rice flour
optional 1 teaspoon chlorella

(nb neither the tea nor the honey has to be organic, but we are putting it on our skin....)

Bring  a small amount of (ideally filtered) water to the boil, pour over the green tea bag. Let steep until cool. Pour away the water and open and empty the bag into a small container. Mix with the honey and rice flour (and chlorella, if using). Using clean hands, rub gently all over a cleansed face. Leave on the skin for 5-10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.  Follow with your favourite moisturiser or serums.
(they just keep coming....)

January is often the month of both introspection and intense planning, both of which require a cool head and a clear mind - and all of which requires a decent amount of sleep. 
We made these super-soft, reassuringly thick eye masks  (stuffed with silk, cotton and tencel and covered with our signature cool-as-heck jersey) to help you get you into the sleep zone as quickly as possible.

We don't have many left, so here's what we're going to do: every purchase from the 4th - 31st January 2018 will come with one of our gorgeous eye masks (maroon, lilac, petrol), free, as a gift from Cucumber to you!

This is as long as stocks last, so, what are you waiting for? 
(pot luck on the colour - but they're all beautiful!)


Cucumber around the World

We like to think that Cucumber is just about everywhere! We've had enquiries and orders  and pics from every corner of the globe, and we're feeling the need for a bit of ramped up luxury this January, so here we are cosying up on the bed at the Paris W - we're ordering cake!

Take a snap from around the world to be included in our monthly newsletter roundup - we'd love to see you on board.

Meet Cucumber

Ok, hands up, we know we had a cuddly canine photo here last month and we're risking a bit of overkill. But in  the interests of being utterly fair we felt we had to feature Co-founder Nancy's delectable Cockerpoo, Jarvis, here at his festive and most adorable best. Let's just say he's had a damn fine Christmas.

do this - have a butcher's at  Elvie, the world's smallest, smartest, and we think, coolest, kegel trainer ever.  Perfect for first time mums all the way up to, well, let's just say it's never too late. ( p.s.We're excited to be blogging with them in 2018!)  
read this -
 Crista de Souza's The Hot Topic.  The contributing editor of British Vogue asks, 'what is the point of us now that we are officially biologically irrelevant?' and other fascinating questions....
See you next month, Cucumber fans, when we'll be giving you a sneak preview of some of our new pieces!


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