Wednesday, 22 November 2017

NARLOA: Jasmine & Neroli Body Oil, Mandarin Cleansing Oil & Shea & Sugar Lip Scrub

Emma at Beauty Folio was raving about a beautiful brand she's discovered called NARLOA (psst...get 15% off with 'emma').

The brand is Vegan, cruelty free and hand made in small batches. It's free from parabens, fillers, alcohol and synthetic preservatives. The packaging is simple but stylish (and the labels are printed inhouse!) I think the range is very good value as well as lovely.

I picked the two items which most appealed to me (and Hannah very kindly sent me a new product (which isn't launched quite yet to review).

As you'll see I simply adore the Jasmine & Neroli Body Oil (125ml - £15) which is a light blend of skin nourishing oils of Sweet Almond, Rice Bran, Safflower, fractionated Coconut, Grapeseed, Avocado and Jojoba oils along with rejuvenating Neroli and restoring Jasmine. 

It's a beautiful body oil which deeply restores and rejuvenates the skin leaving it delicately scented.

To use: slather over the body after your bath or shower.

The second product I picked is Mandarin Cleansing Oil (50ml - £12.50) which is a blend of plant oils that cleanse and lift impurities. It quickly dissolves make up and daily grime leaving the skin feeling clean and comfortable and it has a gorgeous zesty mandarin scent. 

To use: apply a small amount to dry skin massaging over the face and neck. Remove with a warmed damp muslin cloth.

The Shea & Sugar Lip Scrub 15ml* gently sloughs off flakey skin on the lips (perfect for winter use) leaving the lips feeling soft and nourished (it also smells good enough to eat!)

Have you used any products from NARLOA?


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box: November: Beauty Sleep

November's Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box theme is #BeautySleep and inside are a treasure trove of beautiful products to help you sleep. Sign up for £21 a month plus £3.95 p&p - see HERE.

Everything is beautifully packaged in it's own branded box:

WOW! This month there is only one new to me brand Organdle, a Scottish hand made candle company. Inside there is a Dreamer Wellbeing Candle which helps you to relax and unwind before bed. It contains essential oils of Clary Sage, Green Mandarin and Roman Chamomile blended with natural soy wax. This is worth £14.95 and I'm looking forward to lighting it!

JUN-i featured in a previous box and this month we have their Facial Oil & Cleanser (I love a multi-use product) which is worth £10 and is formulated with Jojoba oil, Almond oil, Vitamin E, Raspberry Seed oil and Lemon essential oil. It has an uplifting scent and I'm looking forward to testing it out.

I'd heard of Spacemasks before but this is my first try! It's a eye mask which sounds delightful - jasmine scented iron particles heat up on contact with the air to ease tension and encourage circulation. The mask helps to alleviate strain on the eyes caused by excessive screen staring, stress and headaches. This mask is worth £3.

I'm a huge fan of gorgeous Kiss the Moon and these DREAM Bedtime Bath Salts £5. They are perfect to use before bed (and you should get two uses from the sachet). Lavender and Bergamot soothe and relax both the body and mind.

The last two brands I've also heard of (and tried different products from their ranges). From Organic Trevarno we have Camomile & Lavender Bath & Body Oil £5 which is a delight. I tried it on Sunday night and found it totally relaxed and zoned me out! Love!

The final item this month is Calendula & Lavender Soothing Eye Treatment £5 from Kozmetics which is perfect to use in the evening before bed. It soothes and treats the delicate eye area smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

Again, another fabulous box for me. What do you think of the contents this month?

Monday, 20 November 2017

Review: Wild Azur Skincare

I've had the real pleasure of trying Clare Hoar's beautiful skincare range wild azur. Everything about the packaging (Miron glass) and products are so luxurious - they really are beautiful and the products are a joy to use.

She first witnessed the power of Frankincense Sacra Essential Oil when her husband started using it on a friend's recommendation to heal some moles. The moles disappeared and Clare started researching healing properties of essential oils including Frankincense.

The range is natural, organic, healing, nourishing, anti-ageing, Vegan friendly, fairly traded and ethical and sustainable ingredients are sourced. 5% of all product sales go to the work of Conservationist, Jane Goodall and her team.

Rebalancing Frankincense Face Serum (65 euros approx £58)* is beautiful. It's formulated with repairing Rosehip, uplifting Orange Peel oil, balancing Geranium, mood lifting Bergamot peel oil, relaxing Lavender, Boswellia Sacra Frankincense oil from Oman and anti-inflammatory Calendula Officinalis extract.

To use: massage 2-3 drops onto cleansed skin. Use nightly or as needed.

The serum is just fantastic! It helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, balances, tones and lifts, de-stresses the skin and mind and can heal a whole lot of skin conditions including acne and dry cracked skin.

Frankincense Boswellia Sacra 5ml (30 euros approx £26)* can help with ageing skin, skin conditions, anxiety, improving concentration, fight illness, balance hormones, as a sleep aid, ease digestion, heal wounds and fight cancer.

To use: add 6-10 drops to your bathwater, mix 5 drops with water to use in an oil burner, mix 6-10 drops with hot water as an inhalation, mix 1-2 drops per 10ml of carrier oil for massage and add to raw chocolate.

Replenishing Night Cream (50ml - 55 euros approx £49)* with Apricot, Rosehip and Lavender. This is a beautiful cream which absorbs instantly (and smells glorious). The cream is anti-ageing, repairing and restoring the skin while you sleep.

To use: massage onto the skin nightly with or without the Facial Serum.

Revitalising Day Cream (50ml - 55 euros approx £49)* with Geranium, Calendula and Clary Sage.  Like the night cream this absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling comfortable, nourished and delicately scented.

To use: apply to the skin in the morning with the Face Serum or alone.

I've been so impressed with these products and the brand. Pick yours up HERE.


Saturday, 18 November 2017

Latest in Beauty: Beauty Guru: Build Your Own Box

I'm a huge fan of Latest in Beauty and their "Build your Own Box". I choose "Beauty Guru" which is 9 products for £18 a month including p&p. (you can also choose 3 products for £9 per month or 6 products for £15 per month). Sign up HERE. I think this month is one of my favourite boxes.

So what did I pick? (oh and you also get a free sample or two).


I'm a huge fan of Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist (15ml) and have picked this up again and again. I first tried it in 2013 (mini review) and no doubt it'll be a choice again!

I was pleased to see Tropic Skincare as a pick! I picked up a 5ml size of their fab Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum. I've tried it before and loved it. See my review HERE.

Totally new to me brand is 58 Lifestyle and I picked a 50ml bottle of their Balancing Bath Oil which has notes of Green Mandarin, Geranium, Coriander, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. There's also a code for 15% off any of their products (upon checking the website this bath oil normally costs £25!) A review will follow as the product looks and smells gorgeous!

I'm a huge fan of Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm and I picked up a generous 15g trial size.

From Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is their gorgeous Revitalise & Brighten Hand Cream 7ml. See my review HERE. If this is a pick I always pick it up as I love it so! (and these size are great for my handbag or in the desk drawer!)

The Natural Lipsticks from Burt's Bees are absolutely fantastic (these retail at £9.99 each). I've already got both these colours which I love - 501 Blush Basin and 523 Sunset Cruise (I've earmarked these ones for Christmas gifts!) Both are very wearable with long lasting colour.

Also from Burt's Bees is their Spring Splendour Lip Gloss which is in a pretty pink shade.  I'm a huge fan of PHB Ethical Beauty (I love their Organic Eyeliner in Brown). This Lip Crayon in Pink which is my final choice this month can be worn all over the lips or as a liner.

I also got some free samples:

Regenerate Advanced Toothpaste 14ml (I've tried this before and really liked it)
Urban Veda Turmeric+Botanics Radiance Replenishing Night Cream 2.5ml sachet
Philosophy Amazing Grace EdT 1.5ml vial
15% off code for 58 Lifestyle.

What do you think of my picks? Have you picked up a box lately?

Friday, 17 November 2017

OV Naturals: Heart & Soul Collection

Way back in 2012 I reviewed OV Naturals Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil (REVIEW) which is now called VITAL Botanical Face Oil in the Heart & Soul Collection.

Lucy very kindly sent me the cutest little sample set* of all the oils for face and body to try out and LUSTROUS Botanical Face Oil*.

BUOYANT is suitable for mature, combination and normal skin types. It can help smooth out wrinkles, help with dry and red patches, breakouts, large pores, breakouts and pigmentation. It contains over 89% Soil Association Certified Organic Ingredients and has an uplifting scent. It contains organic essential oils of Neroli, Wild Frankincense, Rose Geranium, Italian Bergamot, High Altitude Lavender, Palmarosa, Moroccan Cedarwood and May Chang.

SERENE balances so is suitable for combination, oily, normal and sensitive skin types. It's great to help with breakouts and oily T-zones. The skin is left looking healthy and glowy. The oil contains organic essential oils of Rose Geranium, French High Altitude Lavender, Italian Bergamot and Palmarosa.

VITAL which I've reviewed before - see HERE and LUSTROUS which has over 93% Soil Association certified organic ingredients. It's suitable for dry and mature skin types and is great for dry patches, redness, pigmentation and large pores. It smells glorious and feels really lovely on the skin absorbing instantly.

The facial oil is a real treat for both the skin and senses. It's high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, vitamins and phytonutrients. It absorbs quickly leaving the skin looking and feeling great. There are 16 ingredients used in the formulation of LUSTROUS - Organic Moroccan Argan, Chilean Rosehip, Sweet Almond, Olive Squalane with organic essential oils of Bulgarian Rose Otto, Moroccan Rose Absolute, Neroli, Wild Frankincense, Italian Bergamot, High Altitude Lavender, Palmarosa, Geranium and natural antioxidant Vitamin E.

To use: apply AM and PM alone or before moisturiser

The two body oil samples give a flavour of what to expect if you buy full size. RESTORED contains over 84% Soil Association Certified Organic ingredients. The oil is suitable for dry, mature and normal skin. It's great for dry patches and to soothe. It absorbs quickly leaving the skin nourished and delicately scented.  Scented with organic essential oils of Moroccan Cedarwood, Wild Frankincense, Sandalwood, Italian Bergamot, Rose Geranium, Moroccan Rose and Black Pepper.

SUPPLE also contains over 85% Soil Association Certified Organic ingredients and is suitable for normal, dry, mature and sensitive skins. It will calm, balance and soothe. Supple is scented with organic essential oils of Italian Bergamot, Moroccan Rose, Rose Geranium and Wild Frankincense.

Have you used any products from OV Naturals?


Thursday, 16 November 2017

VEGA Vitamin-D Supplements

I've been testing out VEGA Vitamin D products*. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and promotes healthy bones, teeth, muscle growth and supports the immune system (and it can also help prevent colds).

The primary source of Vitamin D is through the sun's rays on the skin. In autumn and winter months in the UK it's nearly impossible to get the required amount of sunshine to enable the skin to make adequate Vitamin D levels.

"The Department of Health issued new guidelines in 2016 which said that everyone, without exception, needs to supplement their Vitamin D intake, especially during the colder, darker autumn and winter months when most of us spend most of our time indoors".

VEGA Urgent-D: 2000IU Vitamin D3 Chewable Tablets (60 tablets - £7.95)* is an intensive dose for adults wishing to supplement at a higher level - (the equivalent to 4 hours of sunshine exposure). The blackcurrant chewable tablets are easy to take, taste pleasant and give you that added boost.

Meanwhile, their EveryDay-D: 400IU Vitamin D3 Spray (£5.95 for 200 sprays)* is great to use on the go. This spray absorbs just about instantly into the bloodstream and again gives the body the equivalent of 4 hours sunshine per day. Spray on the inside of the cheek or under the tongue daily.

Find out more and buy HERE.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Love Lula Beauty Box: November 2017 (+ Black Friday!)

I picked up my November Love Lula Beauty Box from the Post Office yesterday morning (it's absolutely fantastic this month - and worth £60!) For a limited time if you sign up you'll get up to 20% off - see HERE

So what's inside:

Laidbare Working 9 to 5 Anti-Ageing Cream 50ml (worth £7.99) - I'm a huge fan of this brand so I'm looking forward to testing this hydrating face cream out! Extracts of rose calm, revitalise and soften the skin.

From Madara we have Smart Antioxidants Anti-Fatigue Eye Rescue Cream 15ml (which is worth an incredible £31) - I'm always on the look out for the perfect eye cream which will hydrate, firm, brighten, reduce fine lines, puffiness and dark circles - so I'm looking forward to putting it to the test!

I was super excited to see a sample vial of REN's newest launch Perfect Canvas - Skin Enhancing Priming Serum (I used it yesterday and love it!) (adds full size to the wishlist!).

From Inika there is a full size lipstick in Naked Kiss (worth £18) - I was hoping for a lipstick this month. This nude is a suit everyone shade and lovely addition to the box.

The final item is a shampoo/conditioner sachet duo from The Seaweed Bath Company which I'm looking forward to trying. I loved their Citrus Vanilla Body Cream* see my review HERE.

From Friday 17 November until Saturday 2 December Love Lula are offering 15% off for Black Friday! So go and grab yourself some lovely treats this Friday! It's the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping!

Use Code: FRIDAY

*The Love Lula Beauty Box is sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. As always, my thoughts are genuine and my post contains affiliate links.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Sukin Christmas: Love Your Skin 3 Step Face Kit

Sukin have a selection of gorgeous gifts for Christmas - "give the gift of radiant skin this Christmas". I've been testing out their Love Your Skin 3 Step Face Kit (£20)* which is fantastic value for money as well as being a great set.

The kit comes boxed and the products are 100% Vegan and free from parabens, SLS, propylene glycol, petrochemicals and artificial fragrances and colours and this kit is suitable for all skin types. The range has a pleasant floral/herbal type scent.

Foaming Facial Cleanser is a gentle sulphate free cleanser which removes impurities and make up leaving the skin feeling comfortable, clean and smooth. German Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Green Tea with Macadamia and Evening Primrose oils to purify and balance.

To use: apply a small amount to moist hands, lather and massage onto the face and neck. Rinse. Use once or twice a day (I like to use the cleanser in my morning shower). 

Hydrating Mist Toner is alcohol free and formulated with German Chamomile and Rosewater to soothe, tone and refresh the skin. Use after cleansing. It's also good to spritz over the face and body after sunbathing to cool the skin.

To use: spritz over the skin after cleansing, to give your skin a boost or after sunbathing.

The Facial Moisturiser is a best selling "household favourite" which deeply hydrates the skin, absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling nourished and comfortable. It is formulated with Aloe Vera, Horsetail, Nettle and Burdock which soothe along with skin healing Rosehip, Wheatgerm, Jojoba and Avocado oils.

To use: massage a small amount onto the face, neck and decolletage.

I've been really impressed with these lovely products and I think this kit would be a great present especially for someone just starting to use green beauty products.

The other kits available are: Super Greens Facial (dull, congested skin) (£30) which contains Detoxifying Facial Scrub, Detoxifying Clay Masque and Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser, Love Your Skin: Oil Balancing (£25) which contains Purifying Gel Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Toner and Mattifying Facial Moisturiser. The final kit is for Love Your Skin: Sensitive (£25) and contains Foaming Facial Cleanser, Hydrating Mist and Facial Moisturiser. Pick yours up instore or online at Holland & Barrett.

What's your favourite Sukin product?


Monday, 13 November 2017

Five Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas

Here are a few things which would be ideal Christmas stocking fillers:

I've already reviewed the Beatitude Christmas Crackers* (£8 each) see HERE. The Amphora Aromatics Orange & Clove Incense Sticks* are great value at £3 a PACK, with a wide variety of scents to choose from - the Orange & Clove ones are very Christmassy and the perfect winter time scent.

The pamper me spa kit* (£11.99) from Big Green Tree is a very thoughtful gift. See my review and the contents HERE.

The Christmas Beauty Bauble* from Bloomtown (£9 each, or £25 for three) contain either a Vegan lip balm, a mini sugar scrub or a roll on infused oil. I'm a huge fan of the rose garden scent so was happy to see this inside mine! Remember you can get 20% off with code BBALM20.

My final pick is Burt's Bees A Bit of Burt's Bees Coconut & Pear Gift Bauble* (£6.99) which contains the delicious Coconut & Pear Lip Balm 4.25g and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream 8.5g and is one of my favourite small gifts!

What's on your stocking filler list?


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Shopping my Stash #94

These are the lovely products I've been reaching for this week:

Bloomtown The Rose Garden Roll-on Infused Oil 9g which I received in the Eco-Friendly Gift Set for Travellers (REVIEW). The scent is rosey with musk and white floral notes and the size is perfect for popping in your handbag, pocket or desk drawer! Remember you can get 20% off with code BBALM20.

I love INIKA's lipsticks and this one's in Flushed is a pretty and wearable pink shade.

Puressentiels Rest & Relax Room Spray which I got as a Latest in Beauty pick is absolutely fantastic (thanks Julie for the recommendation!) It helps to ensure you have a restful and peaceful night's sleep. The mist contains 12 essential oils which are soothing, relaxing and comforting. Spritz into your bedroom before sleep.

Stella, from Stella Says very kindly gave me her best-selling Lavender & Chamomile Lip Rescue Balm8g with my purchase when I was in London recently. It's made with nourishing and healing oils and butters and is scented with 100% pure essential oils of Lavender and Chamomile which is perfect for soothing dry and cracked lips in this chilly weather! I've also found it effective on dry skin areas.  Pick yours up HERE.

From the Beauty Kitchen my skin's been loving their Seahorse Plankton 5 minute Mineral Mask which I received in the last YOU Beauty Box (HERE). I've been testing out a few other products from the range so expect a full review shortly!

The final item I've been reaching for is Exuviance's Sheer Daily Protector SPF 30 (50ml - £34)* which is fantastic. The sheer mineral tint helps to even out skin tone and is great to wear under foundation. Expect a full review soon!

What have you been reaching for this week?


Friday, 10 November 2017

Love Lula: Kimberly Sayer Light Organic Cleansing Lotion

I'm a huge fan of the samples you can buy with purchase at Love Lula. More often than not I try one and fall in love with the product (see what I mean HERE). 

In September's monthly beauty box we received a selection of Kimberly Sayer samples* and I totally fell for her fantastic Light Organic Cleansing Lotion which is why I decided to pick it up full size* with October's Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program points (£21 - 120ml).

I'm already a huge fan of the Ultra Light Organic Facial Moisturiser SPF30 (which I used before I blogged). See my review of Gentle Almond & Lavender Organic Face Scrub* (HERE).

The cleanser contains the finest anti-ageing botanicals and ingredients are certified organic, pure and effective.  Oat Beta Glucan protects against UV-A oxidative stress and helps to reduce inflammation. It also contains Soy Protein and uplifting Lemon oil which decongests and balances.

It's great for normal, oily and acne prone skin types and removes all make up and daily grime leaving the skin matt and less shiny. The cleansing lotion has a light and airy texture, it deeply but gently cleans the skin and is a joy to use.

To use: use twice a day. Apply a small amount to your palm before adding a few drops of water. Massage onto the skin and rinse well.

Have you used any products from Kimberly Sayer before?

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

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Zing Organics: Velveteen Facial Serum

As you'll know I love Zing Organics. See my initial post about them way back in May, my review on their fabulous Eco Marine Algae Facial Cleansing Masque (HERE) and my review of the Zing Lover's Subscription Club HERE.

I've been trying their absolutely fantastic Velveteen Facial Serum in Frankincense, Patchouli & Lime (16ml - £19.50) which I loved it from the very first try and I've been using it a good few weeks now. The serum is 100% botanically sourced from active ingredients and contains 90% certified organic ingredients.

Inside this little amber glass apothecary bottle is a magic potion which rejuvenates and revitalises the skin.  The scent is uplifting, zingy and makes mornings special (although it can be used AM and PM). Velveteen Facial Serum deeply nourishes, plumps out fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.

The serum is formulated with Organic Apricot Kernal, Jojoba, Squalane, Frankincense, Patchouli and Lime. 

To use: warm a couple of drops between your fingertips before massaging over the face and neck. Allowing for 3 applications per day the serum should last 3 months. Refills are available at 70% of RRP in the studio workshop and at selected retailers.

Have you used any products from Zing Organics before?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Organic House: Clean & Calm Hot Cloth Cleanser

I've been testing out new to me brand Organic House which you can buy directly or from Not on the High Street.  The brand is artisan, products are created in small batches in the UK using high quality organic ingredients. Their "formulas are put together thoughtfully with great attention to detail to create products that are safe, a pleasure to use and effective in solving problems".

Essential oils are used for their therapeutic benefits and to beautifully scent the products, natural butters, vegetable and fruit oils are anti-inflammatory and soothing. Organic House products are free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, sulphates, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, PEGs, TEA and DEA.

I was sent a gorgeous box of goodies - reviews will be forthcoming! Today I'm reviewing the Clean & Calm Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml* which is 95% organic. This size cleanser comes in the Organic House Glow Facial Gift Set and in the Organic House Complete Face Care Gift Set. Alternatively, pick it up full size (£34 - 60g).

The packaging is recyclable with simple clean lines.

Clean & Calm Hot Cloth Cleanser* with coconut oil, lavender and rosemary is a real treat for the skin and senses. It makes cleansing into a welcome ritual to look forward to.

Coconut oil is an antioxidant and helps with nourishing and anti-ageing while Shea Butter is healing. Castor oil is a good natural cleanser. Camellia oil revitalises and cleanses deeply.

This gentle cleanser effectively removes daily grime and make up including waterproof mascara. It leaves the skin feeling clean and comfortable. 

To use: Apply a small amount using the spatula provided massaging gently onto the face and neck, before removing with the warmed damp muslin cloth.

The Hot Cloth Cleanser is lovely to use, smells gorgeous and leaves the skin feeling clean, radiant and revitalised.

Have you used any products from Organic House? If so, what are your favourites?

*complimentary - my post contains some affiliate links

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Enchanted Plants: Blossom Hydrating Facial Mist

I randomly came across the beautiful Enchanted Plants on Instagram and had to buy their Blossom Hydrating Facial Mist (£27 - 100ml) which just shouted out to me that I must buy!

Founder, Jemma a Medical Herbalist has loved plants since she was small. Her mother and grandfather were passionate gardeners. She's also got a degree in Health Science & Medicinal Plants with specialism in treating skin conditions.

I absolutely loved the email I received upon ordering which made me smile "when you buy something from a small maker a real person does a little dance of joy!"

The skincare is truly beautiful - artisan, certified organic and handmade with love, care and attention to detail. There is a real live shop too at 6 The Commons in Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Where possible Jemma uses homegrown British ingredients including Lavender & Chamomile oils, British grown Oats among others. They donate monthly to Plantlife to support their work in protecting and preserving British wild plants and their habitats for future generations.

Blossom Hydrating Facial Mist is simply exquisite. It smells of "garden flowers after the rain", a beautiful uplifting floral mist with Orange Flowers, Rose Geranium, Chamomile waters with Vitamin rich Cucumber extract, spring water and skin plumping Hyaluronic acid. Spritz the skin to refresh, tone and uplift your mood.

The mist is handmade surrounded by clear quartz crystal for added rejuvenation and potency. 100% natural origin, 19% organic.

I absolutely love it. It's the perfect treat for both the skin and senses.

Jemma very kindly sent me two sample pots - Rosehip Repairing Nightly Facial Oil* which is one of the nicest facial oils I've ever used! A concentrated night time elixir which deeply nourishes and rejuvenates the skin while you sleep.

Rosehip repairs, Argan softens with nutrient rich Pomegranate & Blackcurrant seed oils. Frankincense and Helichrysum oils repair and rejuvenate while organic English Lavender and blue Yarrow calm and soothe. The facial oil is made surrounded by Amethyst crystal for added potency, calmness and serenity. Massage a few drops onto cleansed skin nightly (when my stash reduces a bit this one will be mine!) 100% natural origin, 99% organic.

The second sample is the gorgeous Lavender Eucalyptus Cleansing Balm* which honestly smells good enough to eat! Pure unrefined cocoa butter easily removes daily grime and stubborn waterproof mascara! Virgin coconut softens while olive oil comforts. Antiseptic Eucalyptus oil and soothing English Lavender ensure the skin is left feeling clean, balanced and comfortable.  Massage onto the face and neck and remove with a warmed damp muslin cloth. 100% natural origin, 99% organic.

I can't quite believe how good these products are. I've loved using them and at some point will buy the Complete Skincare Collection. The range are among my favourite products of 2017. Have you used any products from Enchanted Plants? If so, what are your favourites?

*complimentary samples

Monday, 6 November 2017

Stocking Filler/Secret Santa: Beatitude Christmas Crackers

As you'll know I'm a huge fan of beautiful Beatitude (see my reviews Joy Body Oil* (HERE), the Aromatherapy Bath Oils* (HERE), their Comfort Candle* (HERE), Skin Salvation Facial Oil* (HERE) and their soaps (HERE).

The Limited Edition Christmas Crackers* each contain one of the bath oils minis (10ml). Joy uplifts and cheers (my favourite), Peace soothes and relaxes while Patience invigorates and warms. Each cracker costs £8 and would make an ideal stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

Which one would you choose? What's your favourite product from the Beatitude range?


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Skin Elixir: Organic Frankincense & May Chang Moisturiser

I've had the real pleasure of trying out the gorgeous and luxurious Skin Elixir Organic Frankincense & May Chang Moisturiser (£22 - 60ml)*.

Founder, Shona Munro has a passion for beauty and wanted to create a non-toxic range of perfumes and moisturisers which were luxurious and beautifully scented but were cruelty free and free from parabens, petrochemicals and synthetics. The range is 100% natural and also includes a natural organic perfume. Packaging is recyclable/reusable. 

I've been testing out the rather fabulous Organic Frankincense & May Chang Moisturiser* which is simply perfection! The blend has a 12 month shelf life and uses Vitamin E, nature's own preservative. The formulation is made with skin healing and mind soothing woody Frankincense which also helps with cell regeneration and is anti-ageing. May Chang is citrussy and it calms and uplifts.

The creamy and luscious formula is hand blended in small batches with love and care using certified organic Shea Butter, organic Sweet Almond oil, unrefined virgin Black Seed oil and essential oils of organic Frankincense & May Chang.

To use: warm a small amount in the hands before applying to the face and body.

I absolutely love this treat for the skin and senses. It really is a beautiful product which deeply nourishes the skin and uplifts the mind. Pick yours up HERE (there is also a 15ml try me pot available costing £7.95 (HERE) which would make a great stocking filler!


Saturday, 4 November 2017

a beautiful world: YULI Ambrosia Beauty Nectar

I've had the real pleasure of trying YULI a newish brand available at a beautiful world. "Their DNA is rooted in innovative, high-performance, modern science. They commit to doing no harm, delivering clean formulations that incorporate only the purest ingredients from organic and wild-crafted origins with advanced skin technology for the modern client seeking safe, effective cutting-edge skincare".

The American brand create each product in their ISO-certified lab which is beside the farms where they pick their plants. Packaging is recyclable, reusable and are cruelty free with a carbon neutral footprint.

The products all look gorgeous! I've been testing out a sample of Ambrosia Beauty Nectar* (retails at £180 for 50ml or £35 for 7.5ml) and I can honestly say my skin looks amazing after using it a few weeks.

The anti-ageing serum is formulated with hyaluronic acid technologies which maximise hydration, improve moisture retention and soothe tired skin. It also contains advanced rebuilding EGF, antioxidants and phytonutrient botanical extracts which repair and strengthen the skin leaving it revitalised and glowy.

To use: after cleansing and toning apply 3-6 drops massaging onto skin, pressing the serum onto the skin. Follow with face oil, use mixed with face oil or apply and then mist the skin. Suitable for all skin types especially dry and mature. 

I've really enjoyed using YULI Ambrosia nectar. It really has improved my skin's condition - it looks more hydrated, brighter and fine lines and wrinkles are plumped. Have you tried any products by YULI?