Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hurraw! Papaya & Pineapple Lip Balm - Review*

Hurraw for Papaya & Pineapple!
Certified Vegan & Leaping Bunny Approved.

Hurraw! balms are made from certified organic, vegan ingredients (yes no beeswax) and are these made using cold pressed oils to keep them full of goodness.

'The juicy duo of cold pressed papaya seed oil and natural pineapple flavor makes for a tropical treat! The primary ingredient in this papaya pineapple balm is cold pressed papaya seed oil, which has loads of moisturising essential fatty acids and is great for the skin. Papaya seed oil also contains the enzyme papain, which is keen to quiet inflammation.'

I never have enough lip balms and I'm always looking for new ones to try out! I ended up coming across this Summery sounding Hurraw! lip balm from MyPure.co.uk and was sent a tube for reviewing purposes. When you smell the product from the tube it smells like sweet pineapple, but when applied to the lips the lip balm smells more like those fruit salad sweets, which is lovely! I love how smooth and non sticky this Hurraw! lip balm makes my lips and I feel that the balm itself lasts a good time after applying.

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lavera Volume Mascara in Black - Review*

Volumize those lashes! 
Vegan Society Approved, Certified by NaTure & Cruelty Free.

For over 25 years, Lavera have manufactured all natural skincare and cosmetics to the highest quality standards. Using herbal ingredients, certified organic whenever possible, Lavera products are all formulated without synthetic preservatives, colours or fragrances, developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for you, your family and the environment.

This volume mascara offers natural volume and is an everyday companion, for naturally thickened lashes. Its vegan texture with mineral-based colour pigments and selected organic ingredients, such as organic carnauba wax, leaves lashes looking gorgeous. This mascara is also suitable for contact lens wearers and is both dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.

I haven't worn mascara since my last review on one, which was probably well over a year ago now! So I thought I'd give a different brand a go, I ended up going for this black volumizing mascara by Lavera. Firstly, I love how the brush both separates and lengthens the lashes without making them look thick or clumpy. I also found the brush itself to be a great size and a it was a pleasure to work with. The mascara isn't water proof and because of this I sadly ended up with black underneath my eyes, I also found that the mascara had flaked a little by the end of the day. Although the other good thing about this mascara is that it smells sweet and not strange like some other products can, but from my point of view I probably won't be using any mascara's again as I much prefer my eye lashes without!

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Acorelle Eau Fraiche in Silky Rose - Review*

Vegan, Cruelty Free & Certified ECOCERT

Silky Rose is a mellow fruity raspberry perfume emphasised with rose floral water. All of Acorelle's eau fraiches are composed of wheat alcohol, organic essential oils with active properties, and floral waters which are 100% organic and adapted to each fragrance.


  • Head notes: rosebuds, lychee
  • Heart notes: rosegeranium, freesia
  • Base notes: raspberry
Quite recently I've been on the hunt for some new scents, so I'm very happy that I came across this lovely Acorelle rose scent from Mypure.co.uk this month. I love how subtle the smell of this product is and for me this means I can wear it casually throughout the day or for evenings out. I find the that scent can linger a good few hours but if you wanted the smell to last longer you could always spray the product elsewhere, such as your wrists. I also love that this product doesn't involve phthalates, artificial colours. artificial musk or synthetic chemicals.

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser - Review*

Vegan & Cruelty Free

After running out of my previous cleanser I was on the hunt for a new one to try out. I ended up coming across this Yes To Tomatoes combination skin cleanser, which I requested from from MyPure.co.uk for reviewing purposes this month. 

Yes To Tomatoes is specially formulated with witch hazel and salicylic acid to help treat acne breakouts and keep oily-combination skin in tip top condition.  Made with 98% natural ingredients, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser is perfect for combination skin. The naturally derived formulation blends tomato and watermelon extracts with other ingredients to help keep combination skin balanced and clear. The cleanser also maintains your skin's pH balance while removing excess oils and impurities, purifying and refreshing your complexion. 

Of course the first thing I had to do when I received my product was smell it. I've loved previous Yes To Tomato scents before but this is probably the best so far as it's so sweet and fruity! As I ditched my electric face brush about a month ago I went back to basics with this cleanser and have been wetting my face with warm water, squeezing a bit of the product into my finger tips, massaging into my face for about a minute and then rinsing it all off with cold water. This routine has worked like a dream and has cleared my previous breakouts up. I find the that product can be drying after use so be sure to use a good facial moisturiser afterwards. Other than the product being a little drying to my skin after use this cleanser is great and I've nearly used the bottle up!

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

ERiiS Sun Triple Protection Sun Filter in SPF 30 - Review*

Vegan & Cruelty Free

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Rebecca requesting if I'd like to try out a new sun protection product that was hitting the UK. I've only ever tired one brand of vegan and cruelty free sun cream so I thought I'd give ERiiS Sun a go! I ended up going for their Sun Protection Milk in SPF 30 as this suits my skin the best.

ERiiS Sun is a complete range of sun protection milks that combine a new and innovative filtering system with the energy of fresh fruit extracts. Triple action UVA, UVB, and Infrared-A protection, in a real juice formula, to refresh the skin before, during and after sun exposure.

ERiiS Sun contains:

This is an innovative complex of sun protective filters for triple UVA, UVB and Infrared-A protection. It actively targets free radicals generated by exposure to sun and helps prevent damage to skin cells, including the formation of solar scars, and protect against premature ageing and the appearance of wrinkles, age-spots and loss of skin elasticity. 

Carrot Fresh Cells Extract:
 A real live microencapsulated cellular extract from the carrot root It is a natural source of beta-carothen, useful in repairing skin tissue. It deeply hydrates the skin whilst ensuring an intense even tan. 

Vitamin A, C, E:
 Vitamin complex with high refreshing and antioxidant efficacy for the skin. It helps to protect and regenerate skin stressed by sun exposure by limiting the risk of erythema and abnormal pigmentation.

ERiiS Sun is said to be an extra gentle formulation and is both parben and allergen-free. I really love the smell of this sun cream, it has the typical 'sun cream' scent but I'd say it's a bit more subtle than others I've previously come across. I found that due to its light oil-free consistency the cream itself absorbs quickly into the skin and it doesn't leave any white marks afterwards, which is a bonus! I also love that the product is presented in a bottle with a pump as this makes it a hygienic and practical way to apply the sun cream. Overall I'm quite happy that I've come across this sun protection range and I'll happily use it again!

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.