Thursday, 22 February 2018

Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box: February: Love Yourself

So much excitement in my house when my Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box lands! February's theme is "Love Yourself" and is packed full of wonderful things. Isn't it gorgeous. Founder, Paula carefully curates each box with love and care (it's my favourite beauty box and such a treat each month).

There is one totally new to me brand this month and four brands I've tried before. There are three new to me products and one product I've tried a sample of. 

And now for a closer look...

From Inner Senses there is a bespoke Limited Edition Sensual Body Oil 50ml which has been created especially for Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box (how nice is that!) It has notes of Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage and Patchouli. I'm looking forward to trying this! I'm a huge fan of their gorgeous Rose Precious Face Oil* (see my review HERE).

From new to me brand, Seed of Life Holistic Health is their Eternal Rose Bathing Salts 100g (worth £3) which are a luxurious blend of Epsom and Himalayan Pink Salts and essential oils of rosa damascena, neroli, grapefruit, bergamot, palmarosa and frankincense. Can't wait to have a soak.

Exciting to see a Make Skincare product nestling inside! I'm a huge fan of the brand having reviewed their Face, Hands & Feet Skincare Set II* and Lip Revive* (HERE) and their Face Glow* (HERE).

I'm looking forward to trying their Face Refresh Floral Mist & Toner (100ml - £10) which can be used as a toner or to spritz and refresh the skin. It smells beautiful. A review will follow.

From Juno Skincare is their Illume Lip Glaze (full size - £16.50) which I've previously tried a sample of. You can see my mini review HERE.

The final item is from Guiltless Skin - Rosehip Cleansing Gel (50ml - £12). I recently tried a trio from the brand* (REVIEW) which I enjoyed so I'm looking forward to trying out this cleansing gel.

As ever, there are generous discount code from the brands. Be quick and sign up if you want March's BOX.

There are a couple of days left to enter my GIVEAWAY to win your very own now sold out box - UK only!


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Love Lula: Elsa's Organic Skinfoods Dew Deodorant

Since hearing that my favourite natural deodorant brand was selling to Unilver I was on a mission to find a replacement. The one which comes really close is Elsa's Organic Skinfoods Natural Deodorant Stick in Dew (Bergamot & Lime) £10 - 45g*.

The award winning brand is 100% natural and comes in a range of gorgeous scents - Love, Ocean and Sensitive, which is fragrance free. The deodorant is free from aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, toxins, bicarbonate of soda, alcohol, animal by products and any synthetics.

I've found the Vegan deodorant to be very long lasting and fast drying - all you need are a couple of swipes under each underarm for all day freshness and the scent's beautiful - zesty, fresh and uplifting.

Organic Coconut oil has disinfectant and anti-microbial properties, the essential oil blend minimises odour while Arrowroot powder absorbs wetness. Magnesium and Himalayan Pink Salt neutralises odour quickly while Kaolin clay detoxifies.

Absolutely Love! What's your favourite natural deodorant?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Programme. My post contains one affilate link.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Amphora Aromatics Aromatherapy Blend: Energise

Amphora Aromatics have recently brought out an exciting range of Aromatherapy Blends which can suit your mood - Sleep, Energise, Revive, Focus, Relax and Festive. As ever the blends are great value (10ml - £7.50).

I've been testing out Energise* which is a blend of Lime, Peppermint, Lemon, Geranium, Cypress and Cedarwood. The blend can clear your head while revitalising and de-stressing the body and mind.

To use: use in a diffuser, burner, for steam inhalation or diluted with a carrier oil for massage.

I've found it perfect to energise and revitalise both the body and mind.

The others in the range:

Sleep: relaxing and soothing: Juniper, Patchouli, Lavender, Orange, Marjoram, Howood - helps combat insomnia, calms and helps with restlessness. Use in diffuser, burner or steam inhalation. 

Revive: uplifting/raise the spirits: Clove, Cardamon, Lime, Peppermint and Grapefruit - boost confident and positive thoughts. Use in a diffuser or burner.

Focus: clarifying: clear the mind and stay sharp: Eucalyptus, Clove, Rosemary, Bergamot and Lemon helps to reduce anxiety and say focussed. Use in a diffuser or burner.

Relax: calming and grounding: overcome stressful situations and unwind: Bergamot, Rosewood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang and Cardamon. Use in diffuser, burner, steam inhalation or diluted with a carrier oil for massage.

Festive: Spicy and warming: Orange, Cinnamon and Clove. Use in a diffuser or burner.

Which would you choose?


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Love Lula: Inner-Soul Organics Silk & French Lavender Snooze Mask

I'm a huge fan of Inner Soul already having tried most of the skincare and body care products previously. I couldn't resist picking up the ultra luxurious and treat-y Inner-Soul Organics Silk & French Lavender Snooze Mask (£22)* as one of my accredited blogger picks this month (it's fantastic). I think it would make the perfect gift (if you can bear to give it away that is!)

The soft, brushed cooling and healing silk mask contains lavender buds which help to calm and relax, slowing down both the body and mind. It's ideal to use for a calm 5 minutes or during meditation. 

The mask helps with reducing fluid retention around the eyes and as silk contains protein cellular albumen which has anti-ageing properties making it a real treat for the eyes.

The mask is sourced and created in London and France using 100% organic Soil Association certified silk and 100% organic lavender flowers. The mask should be hand washed periodically (remove the lavender flowers before washing) before drying flat. I like how you can swap around the flowers for say rose petals or chamomile flowers.

To use: squeeze the mask between your fingertips to release the scent and place over closed eyes for a moment of tranquil calmness.

I absolutely love it. It calms and de-stresses and 10 minutes of calm and relaxation is all you need to feel renewed! It would make the perfect Mother's Day gift (11th March in the UK).

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*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Programme. My post contains 2 affiliate links. 

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Shopping My Stash #98

Here's what I've been reaching for lately:

Every Antipodes product I've tried I've loved and this beautiful Deliverance Kowhai Flower Hand Cream is just a delight. See my mini review HERE. It smells gorgeous (Sweet Orange, Tonka Bean and Sandalwood) and deeply nourishes the hands and nails.

Not one but two lip products - one which gives the lips a rosey glow - Albus & Flora's Tinted Lip Balm SPF30 in Mountain Rose* (it's featured a few times on the blog). The nourishing pop of colour is great for a natural make up look (and perfect for the ski slopes!) My second is by Minyara (again I've mentioned them a lot on the blog) and they are deeply nourishing and come in a great range of flavours (I've got one by my bed, one in my handbag, one in my desk drawer...)

From nknaturals is their gorgeous life restoration mist* see my review HERE. As well as smelling beautiful it calms, refreshes, soothes and hydrates.

Bright and citrussy sweet Mrs Gloss & the Goss Lemon Sherbert EdP was created by Sarah at 4160 Tuesdays for the Facebook Group of the same name.

What have you been reaching for this week?


Friday, 16 February 2018

Love Lula Beauty Box: February 2018

February's Love Lula Beauty Boxis worth a whopping £65 and includes 3 full sizes. Sign up HERE (£13.95 UK rolling month-per-month, 3 months International - £52.50).

The first thing to jump out at me is new ooh! Oils of Heaven Avocado Face Oil which is worth £19. I absolutely adore this range (see my spotlight HERE - although there are new ones in the range since I wrote the post). I'm very happy to try this nutty and green scented oil. A review will follow.

The second item which piqued my interest is award winning Pure & Light's Essential Face Cream 15ml which contains 27 active ingredients. Again, a review will follow.

From Madara we have their full size Exfoliating Oil-to-Milk Scrub (60ml - £24) which is lovely. See my review HERE.

The final item, another full size is UrbanVeda's Hydrating Toner (150ml - £9.74) which is formulated to Ayurvedic principles. I'm pretty sure I've used this before and enjoyed it.

The two products I'm most looking forward to trying (as they are new to me) is the Ooh! Oils of Heaven Avocado Face Oil and the Pure & Light Essential Face Cream. What do you think of the box this month?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains a few affiliate links

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Love Lula: Lucky Cloud Botanical Skincare Mini Balancing Face Oil 10ml

I'm a huge fan of Lucky Cloud Skincare having previously loved trying their Nourishing Cleansing Balm* and Nourishing Face Oil* - see my review HERE. I'm an absolute sucker for mini products so had to pick up their Mini Balancing Face Oil (10ml - £9.50)* as part of my Accredited Blogger Picks for February.

As with the whole range this face oil is fantastic. It's the perfect try me size or for holidays and weekends away or it would make a great small present/stocking filler.

Organic Calendula heals while St John's Wort and Borage soothe. Lightweight Squalane moisturises. Acai and Andiroba help with acne prone skin while Jojoba, Rosehip and Evening Primrose oils nourish and rejuvenate. Lavender calms while Bergamot uplifts and Frankincense heals. The blend is lovely - calming and restoring.

The oil absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling nourished and calmed. It's suitable for combination/oily skin types.

To use: apply a few drops to your fingers after cleansing and massage onto the skin. Can be used AM and PM.

Buy Now

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All my thoughts are genuine and my post contains a couple of affiliate links

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Tropic Skincare: Valentine's Day Treats

I got a total surprise and a half when I received these gorgeous treats from Tropic Skincare to help me celebrate Valentine's Day in style. Nestling on the wooden bath rack is:

Tropic's Soothing & Awakening Bath Soaks* (£38 for 260ml Limited Editions) which I can't wait to test out. Soothing is formulated with exotic Frangipani flower extract and Cedarwood while Awaken is zesty and uplifting with Neroli, Basil, Lime, Lemon, Mandarin & Sweet Orange (reviews to come). They both smell incredible & I can't wait for my next bath!

Rosewood Lip Plumping Lip Conditioner* (£12 for 10ml Limited Edition) is a pot of gorgeousness. The tinted mint balm deeply nourishes the lips leaving them with pop of natural colour. I totally fell for the clear version (link) so know I'm going to love this one too.

Rounding up the treats is Orange Blossom Tea, fudge and a cute Valentine's Day card. Thanks so much Tropic!

What's your favourite product(s) from Tropic Skincare?

*complimentary - thanks so much Tropic Skincare!

Valentine's Day Lips

These are my picks for lips for Valentine's Day:

From Botanical Brands we have Living Nature's Lush Tinted Lip Hydrator* £15 which launched last Autumn. It give the lips a natural pop of nourishing colour. The shade is a subtle coral red and perfect for a natural make up look. Active Manuka Honey nourishes and hydrates, Vitamin E protects. The hydrator also contains Jojoba Ester, natural waxes, Cupuaca butter and Calendula oil.

Refillable compacts like this Lip Tint from KJAER WEIS is total luxury (I also love the refillable aspect which saves on waste and is more eco-friendly). This lip tint is in Passionate and is gorgeous. It gives the lips a glossy raspberry hue.

My final pick is Studio 78 Liquid Lipstick in Rose Wedding which is a very long lasting highly pigmented lippy in a bright pink shade.

What will you be wearing on your lips on today?


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Ezàpè Naturals: Rosemary Body Butter

I received this gorgeous Ezàpè Naturals Rosemary Body Butter in my January Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box and also in January's Natural Beauty Box*. And of course I loved it so much I rushed out to buy full size with the discount code Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box had negotiated.

The products are created by Vanessa, a qualified Beauty Therapist who created the range initially to help soothe her daughters eczema. The products are great for sensitive and dry skin types and are formulated with natural certified organic ingredients where possible, are handmade in small batches with love, care and attention to detail.

I just adore Rosemary Body Butter (25g - £6.50, 150g - £27) which deeply nourishes the skin. It has a subtle rosemary scent and the whipped butter melts easily on warm skin. It's made with just 5 ingredients - Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rosemary Essential Oil and Vitamin E.

To use: apply generously to your skin after your bath or shower.


Monday, 12 February 2018

Love Lula: Alteya Certified Organic Age Defense Hand Cream

I'm a huge fan of Alteya Organics having tried out a few of their other products in the past. I love hand creams and rose scented products so couldn't resist their great value Age Defense Hand Cream* (£7.25 for 30ml) There is also a larger size available (90ml - £13.25) which I'll definitely pick up!

This hand cream is one of the best I've used. It is seriously rich and buttery and almost edible with a rose otto scent. It helps with the first signs of ageing, age spots and any discoloration as well as firming, rejuvenating, protecting and nourishing the hands and nails.

The brand is NaTrue Certified Organic, Vegan, no parabens, synthetic preservatives, petrochemicals and phthalates are used in formulation.

To use: apply as often as required.

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*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine - I just love this hand cream! My post contains a couple of affiliate links

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Blog Tour: Dark Game by Rachel Lynch: DI Kelly Porter Book #1

Today I'm on the Blog Tour for the fabulous Dark Game by Rachel Lynch (DI Kelly Porter #1)* which is a fantastic debut.

After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins to work on a cold case that shocked the local community - the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleeply, touristy towns lie a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth...

My thoughts?

I absolutely loved this fast paced read and can't wait for book #2. I loved DI Kelly Porter and can't wait to see what crimes she will solve next.

Kelly returns home to work with the local force. She's staying with her mum and has a lot to live up to - her dad was a local well thought of policeman. There's a lot of friction with her sister Nikki who Kelly loves but has nothing in common with these days. 

She's working on a cold case of the death of a ten year old alongside the death of a local businessman and also a case of an illegal immigrant. She uncovers a criminal ring involving human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering. There are connections to people she knew from her past in the current investigations weaved into the story which was very clever. An absolutely un-put-downable read which I loved.

*complimentary e-copy from the publisher via Netgalley

Friday, 9 February 2018

Five Favourites: Bathtime

I decided to resurrect this post Five Favourites. These literally are the five products I keep reaching for again and again! (although the KINN Beauty & Organic Trevarno are relatively new finds!)

I received Organic Trevarno Camomile & Lavender Bath & Body Oil in my Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box in November and totally fell in love with this sleep inducing potion (so had to buy full size). See my review HERE.

I just adore MOA's Fortifying Green Bath Potion which I reviewed HERE. I was delighted to receive one in my January Love Lula Beauty Box (MOA's new bath salts Dreamy are amazing too (review).

New to me brand KINN Beauty's bath oil is simply exquisite. The essential oil blend used is absolutely perfection - for me it says "everything's going to be fine". It's the perfect product for some me time, to relax and unwind (Ylang Ylang, Tangerine & Lavender). 

I've loved this Ila Spa Bath Soak for Pure Relaxation for a very long time. It's a beautiful blend of Vetiver and Petitgrain and it calms and relaxes both the body and mind (and costs an absolute bargainous £9.60 for 150ml!)

No bathtime round-up would be complete without Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts. I once said if I could only use one bathtime product it would be these. See my review HERE.

Do we share any favourites?

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Siskyn Skincare Oils: Elixir Grapefruit & Sweet Fennel Toning Body Oil

I received this beautiful body oil (30ml) from Siskyn Skincare Oils in my December Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box

I've been aware of the brand for a while but this is only my third try (and I've loved them all!) I like how they care about every single detail - the glass and cardboard used are recyclable, soy ink is used on the boxes, they donate to charities, their organic cotton & bamboo cleansing cloths are sewn in India by a woman's co-op, they make voluntary carbon offset contributions and are registered by The Vegan Society and are certified cruelty-free with the Leaping Bunny logo.

The ranges are made in small batches in Cornwall with love, care and attention to detail. There is also a cute little travel/try me section where this Elixir - Grapefruit & Sweet Fennel Toning Body Oil comes from (30ml - £9). Full size is 150ml and costs £32.

This unisex blend smells good enough to eat - and is mouthwatering! It's got a citrus-herbal and almost savoury scent, is a blend of 14 pure botanical plant oils which deeply nourishes the skin while toning and firming. Black Cumin Seed helps with moisturisation while Carrot Seed essential oil helps to even skin tone and helps with elasticity.

To use: apply daily at night to help firm and nourish the skin.

I'm adding Organic - Rose & Neroli Day Facial Oil to my wishlist.

Have you used any products by Siskyn before?

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

LOWTOX Box: January 2018

My lovely LOWTOX Box* arrived the other day. Again, it's stuffed full of beautiful items (see my thoughts on the December box* HERE) - things you can eat or drink, pamper yourself with or use. You can pick up a one off January box for £21.25 plus p&p (& you can get 20% off with code BEAUTYBALM which is valid on the January box, the shop and the soon to be launched themed boxes which will be arriving mid-February).

Nestling on the top layer are these two:

Macacha Plant Protein Energy Vanilla which is a natural, organic and raw plant based protein blend which makes the perfect shake to help which helps with fatigue and gives an energy boost.

From T Plus Drinks there are 4 Vitamin enriched single use tea bags - t+boost with yerba mate, ginseng, green tea and energy releasing Vitamin B, t+detox is formulated with milk thistle, ginger root, dandelion root, green tea and Vitamins B2 and C. T+immunitea contains immune boosting echinacea, ginseng, greent tea and Vitamin C and t+multea contains rosemary, cardamon, spearmint and Vitamins - I'm looking forward to trying these!

WOW - such a great mixture of products!

Peakz - Crunchy Chocolate Squares are simply moreish! The ones inside the box are made with Belgian Dark chocolate and have a crunchy wholegrain core and are seriously yummy. They make the perfect at work afternoon pick-me-up or as a snack on the go.

Also inside is a 250ml can of CocoFuzion 100 Lime naturally sparking coconut water which is delicious (and only has 24kcals).

There are 3 beauty items this month - a sample size tin of Elsa's Organic Skin Food - Ocean Deodorant which smells beautiful. I've heard a lot of good things about these deodorants (I'm also testing out one of their stick deodorants) so I'm looking forward to trying this also.

From new to me brand The Soap Connoisseur is their Nourishing Ylang Ylang & Calendula Serum.  The final beauty item is a Friendly Soap Shampoo Bar with Lavender & Geranium (reviews will follow).

The final two items are a beautiful lined 100% recyclable notebook by Nikki Strange, (printed with natural vegetable inks) which is just the sort of thing I'd choose myself (love it) and Re-Sack Reusable Grocery bags which will be really handy for buying and storing things like potatoes.

Again, it's an absolutely brilliant box! Remember you can pick it up as a one-off box with 20% off using code BEAUTYBALM (you can also use the code for other items in the shop).

What do you think of the contents this month?


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Naturisimo: Self Love Discovery Box

You'll know I'm a huge fan of Naturisimo's Discovery Boxes and I couldn't resist their Valentine edition. Costing only £17.95 and worth £57 it's stuffed full of gorgeousness!

Inside the little branded box you'll find:

And for a closer look:

The first thing that jumped out at me (after the MantraBand which is worth £25) was that small pot of gorgeousness which is Lola's Apothecary Delicate Romance Balancing Body Souffle (30ml) which is seriously divine (it melts onto warm skin and leaves it scented with rose - absolute perfection) and so now I want full size!

From Jurlique there is their Rose Moisture Plus Cream (11ml), REN's latest bath care range, Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil (10ml), Green People's Damask Rose Facial Oil (10ml) and three sachets from Madara - Brightening AHA Peel Mask (5ml), Daily Defence Ultra Rich Balm (2ml) and Cleansing Milk (5ml).  The final items is a Pukka Love Tea Bag.

It's a great collection. Did you pick one up?

Monday, 5 February 2018

UK Giveaway: Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box: Love Yourself February Edition

I've got a really exciting UK Giveaway for one of my readers to win February's Skin Organic Clean Beauty Box "Love Yourself". The box will be packed with gorgeous green beauty items (it normally costs £21 plus £3.95 p&p) but one of my lucky readers will win one of their very own!

Paula always gives one sneak peek of an item nestling inside...

Enter via the Rafflecopter below & good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box has very kindly donated a box for my giveaway

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Review: Guiltless Skin

I've recently been trying some products from Guiltless Skin, which is certified Organic by The Soil Association. 

The range is hand made in small batches in Essex by founder, Rupa who sources ingredients from companies which have taken steps to demonstrate sustainable practice. The range is 100% Vegan, they are registered with the Vegan Society and PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Programme. They also support the work of volunteers at the Essex Wildlife Trust and Save the Rhino Trust.

Since I've been testing the packaging/sizing has changed for the cleansing gel (into an airless pump) and the serum into a (bottle with a pipette).

Charcoal Orange Cleansing Gel (£20 - 100g)* is just a fantastic product. It comes out the bottle black! It's ideal to use for daily detoxifying and is super gentle on the skin (it's also got a delicious orange scent). Active charcoal draws out dirt and impurities leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh.

To use: apply a few drops to damp palm and massage over the skin before rinsing (I like to use this in my morning shower).

Hydrate Moisture Serum with Hyaluronic Acid (currently out of stock)* give the skin a "hydrating drink". The serum contains organic Rose Water, 1% Hyaluronic Acid and organic cucumber acid. It firms, plumps and helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

To use: apply two pumps to cleansed skin. Follow with Face Oil of choice.

Newest product is Revive Organic Face Oil (£30 - 30ml)* and is 100% organic. It's the ultimate powerhouse product for mature, tired and dry skin types and will help to restore radiance and vitality to the skin.

It's packed full of beautiful oils which care and nurture the skin - Prickly Pear, Sacha Inchi, Nigella, Perilla Seed and Pomegranate Seed. It will help to address loss of elasticity, dryness and redness. 

The oil (which is unscented, so to be useful to all skin types) has an earthy type of scent absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling comfortable, soothed and cared for.

To use: apply a few drops to the skin, massaging lightly. This is best used as a daytime oil.

I've been pretty impressed with all three products I've tried and would recommend them. Have you tried any products by Guiltless Skin?


Friday, 2 February 2018

The Natural Beauty Box: CLARITY - Mind, Body, Soul

January's The Natural Beauty Box theme was CLARITY - Mind, Body & Soul* and inside are products which clear your mind, give you an energy boost and rejuvenate both the skin and the senses. 

You can sign up for February's box HERE (a month by month subscription costs £24.95 with free p&p (there are discounts if you sign up for a 3 or 6 month subscription by prepayment). Every quarter the company donate to charity for each box sold - which is a nice touch. February's box will ship on the 20th.  

So what's inside January's box:

Doesn't it all look lovely. And now for a closer look..

I'm already a huge fan of Optiat and their The Hungover Coffee Scrub in Potent Peppermint (£6.99) is my favourite from the range. See my review HERE.

Excited face, from new to me Scottish brand Nurturing Soul is their Clarity Aromatherapy Perfume rollerball 10ml (£7.99) which smells heavenly. It contains a blend of oils which will help you stay calm and collected in times of stress and when extra concentration is required. I love this and I'll review it more fully soon.

Buff Natural Skincare is a brand I discovered recently via Pure Natural Box. I loved their NAKED Sea Salt Body Scrub Lovers' Blend. See my review HERE. I'm excited to try the Buff Up Morning Blend Massage Oil 100ml (£12.50). Again, a review will follow.

I tried Organdle recently and inside this box is their Health Living Focus & Clarity Candle (£13) which is scented with a blend of rosemary, cardamon and lime which I'm looking forward to lighting.

I'd been aware of Ezàpè Naturals but hadn't tried it before receiving it recently in a beauty box. Inside is their Rosemary Body Butter 25g (£6.50). I adore this rich and luxurious butter and again a review will follow.

Rounding up this fabulous box is MOA's 10ml shot of their amazing Fortifying Green Bath Potion. See my review HERE.

What are your thoughts on the contents of January's The Natural Beauty Box? Or are you already a subscriber?


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Here are some small gift ideas for Valentine's Day:

I'm a huge, huge fan of the gorgeous Award Winning Special Edition Velvet Matte Lipstick* in Damask Rose it really is the perfect nude-rose shade which applies easily to the lips leaving them with a matte pop of colour. It's a suit everyone shade too. Pick yours up at Green People (£16.50).

Tropic Skincare's Lip Fudge Plumping Lip Conditioner* (£12) is a pot of goodness. Rich and almost edible (tastes like mint fudge) the conditioner deeply nourishes the lips leaving them feeling soft, silky smooth and kissable (a full review of this is to come).

From Botanicals I've been testing out their fabulous Nourish Facial Oil* which is scented with roses (making it perfect for Valentine's Day). It deeply nourishes dry and dehydrated skins helping to restore radiance and vitality. Again, I'll be reviewing this in fuller detail.

I can't resist a rose scented perfume and Diptyque's Eau Rose Roll on is near perfection. See my review HERE.

My final pick is Henné Organics incredible Lip Exfoliator Rose Diamonds which I absolutely adore. See my review HERE.

What do you think of my picks? Are there any here which appeal to you?