Saturday, 22 April 2017
Whenever I go on holiday I always like to take a hand sanitiser with me and in case you didn't know already I'm off to Spain with some girl friends next month and then Mexico in June with Anthony, his sis and her hubby, so I've been looking for a cruelty free version to take with me - and preferably a natural one too. I used to use Soap & Glory's Hand Maid but since they're cruelty free status is questionable I've not been buying from them anymore. Therefore it was perfect timing when an email popped into my inbox asking if I would like to try Botanicals' new Organic Sanitiser * - yes please!
We all know by now that I love Botanicals - they are a great cruelty free company with some amazing products, so my hopes were pretty high for this. It's 100% natural and is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Botanicals Organic Sanitiser uses organic alcohol, derived from sugar beet, organic lavender and tea tree
Thursday, 6 April 2017
In honour of Earth Day on the 22nd April, Dr Botanicals are spreading the word and encouraging people to use greener skincare. When they got in touch with me and asked if I would like to try their Advanced Anti-Oxidant Superfood Facial Oil * I of course jumped at the chance.
Dr Botanicals believe in using natural and ethically sourced ingredients in their products. All of their products are paraben free and free from any harmful preservatives. The Advanced Anti-Oxidant Superfood Facial Oil has only 15 ingredients including Blackcurrant Seed Oil to nourish and strengthen the skin, Sea Minerals that mimic skin compositions to improve the vitality of the skin and Wild Plum which has healing properties and includes antioxidants to help fight ageing signs. This is their greenest product to date and it's preservative free and contains no water, making it a self-preserving product. It's also suitable for Vegans, which is always good to hear.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive an email from the lovely team at Benecos offering to send me a few of their products to try out. Benecos is a natural beauty brand that uses plant oils and waxes that mimic skin lipids to support the natural regulation process of the skin. They don't use any of the following ingredients in their products: silicones, parabens, mineral oil of synthetic ingredients - so you can use their products knowing that you're being kind to your skin too.
I was very generously sent the Nail Polish in Blue Sky*, Eyeshadow in Apricot Glow* and the Natural Bronzing Duo - Ibiza nights*. All of these are great shades for me, as I like a natural look on my face and I love to have bright nails for summer. The first thing I noticed was that the packaging is amazing! It's simple looking in a clear plastic case, so that you can see the products, but the quality is some of the best I've ever seen. The thick cases are so
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
My eyes can be a little sensitive sometimes and there are some products that irritate them. A while ago I was looking for a natural/organic palette that I could use all the time that would also be kind to my eyes. The Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette ticked all the right boxes for me and I've never looked back. I've had this palette for a while now (probably not far off a year!) so I thought it was time to share a review with you.
Lily Lolo is a brand that caught my attention for their emphasis on mineral make up. Over 10 years ago Vikki, the founder of Lily Lolo, started mixing her own mineral make up at home and that's where it all began. You'll never find harmful ingredients like parabens, phthalates, synthetic perfumes or dyes in their products as they only use ingredients that are kind to the skin. They're also cruelty free of course.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
LoveLula is an online beauty shop that stock natural and cruelty free products. As I'm trying to use more natural products it's a perfect one stop shop for me. I still like to check the cruelty free status of brands before I buy just to double check, but you're pretty safe ordering from here. I was after some new bits and pieces for our trip to London this weekend and PHB Ethical Beauty was all 30% off, so I couldn't resist placing an order.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Anthony and I bought some Grenade Carb Killa Bars last month as a little treat to ourselves - there was an offer on so we thought why not try them out. I'd heard good things about them and we're looking for something that we can have that is convenient and good for you too.
We bought the Cookies & Cream flavour and let me tell you now, they're amazing. They taste exactly like a cookies & cream chocolate bar and don't have that artificial/chemical flavour that some bars have. They are a really generous size and I find that I struggle to eat it in one sitting, as it fills me up so much - Anthony does't have this problem and wolfs them down in 2 seconds! I like to grab one of these for after my Saturday session at the gym, as it's convenient for me to take with me to have as a breakfast snack afterwards and it keeps me full until lunchtime.
Saturday, 18 February 2017
I always switch up my skincare with the changing seasons as my skin has different needs throughout the year. With this in mind I've added a couple of new products to my routine so I thought I'd share what I'm currently using/loving with you. Since adding in some more natural skincare my skin has never looked better - I've only had a couple of pimples and even those have been small and not lasted very long.
I've been trying out a new cleanser over the past couple of weeks and so far, so good. The Antipodes Grace Gentle Cleanser is a cream cleanser that feels really smooth and gentle on the skin. It removes my make up really well without stripping my skin and leaves my skin feeling soft to the touch.
I then use The Body Shop's Vitamin E Hydrating Toner. I love this toner although it isn't as natural as what I would