Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Lavera Natural Q10 Concealer in Ivory 01 - Review*





The core of Lavera’s philosophy can be found in its name: which literally means ‘the truth’, which is the founding principle of the company and the cosmetics they produce. Lavera is totally committed to bringing you the healthiest and safest, high quality, pure natural and organic products. They are proud to be certified organic by NATRUE and have over 100 products certified vegan by the Vegan Society. All lavera products are free from animal testing. And the products do NOT contain Parabens, SLS’s, synthetic sunscreen actives, artificial dyes or fragrances. Lavera is committed to making sure that you and your family are safe from potentially harmful ingredients by providing you with effective and chemical-free options with wholesome values.

The pleasant formula of the Natural Concealer with Q10 active ingredient complex and carefully selected, high-quality organic ingredients such as organic liquorice root extract and organic shea butter hides under-eye shadows and redness. This makes you look fresher and more awake, while sensitive skin is moisturised to restore its natural elasticity. To hide under-eye shadows, apply the concealer in the inner corner of your eyes and under the eyes. Then blend in with your fingertips.

I've been on the hunt recently to find the perfect shade of concealer for my skin tone. I came across this Lavera Natural Q10 Concealer in Ivory 01 on LoveLula.com and thought I'd try it out for the underneath of my eyes. Unfortunately, Ivory 01 isn't really my shade as it makes my skin look very orange and patchy. I also can't seem to blend the product into my skin very well, but this may just be me not being able to blend very well in the first place. This concealer definitely hides any under-eye shadows but it's a little tricky to get it to look natural due to it being the wrong shade for my skin. Here's hoping that I find the perfect match to my skin tone soon!


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

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Organically Epic Adult Charcoal Infused Bamboo Firm Toothbrush - Review*




These beautiful toothbrushes are made from sustainably grown, ethically sourced bamboo. One of Mother Natures fastest growing grasses. The handle is 100% biodegradable. The bristles are infused with Charcoal to brighten the teeth by being slightly abrasive, lifting stains and absorbing tannins as you brush. The bristles are nylon so will need to be recycled. Activated charcoal has been used for centuries to detoxify the mouth and brighten smiles. The natural antiseptic qualities of Charcoal help to fight bacteria as well as being anti-inflammatory to help soothe inflamed gums. Mother Natures remedy for good oral health. Sustainable packaging that can be recycled or composted. Made with love for you and your family.

Organic and Natural Dental has always been a love and passion of Jayne's so it was only natural that Organically Epic would launch their own toothbrushes, shortly be followed by other dental products. We are a small business with big dreams.

Over the years I've tried many different bamboo toothbrushes to swap my plastic ones with but unfortunately, I've never got on with them. Having not tried one for about a year I decided to give them another chance. I ended up coming across this newly stocked Organically Epic Adult Charcoal Infused Bamboo Firm Toothbrush from LoveLula.com. As much as I want to, I just can't seem to get on with any bamboo toothbrushes. And unfortunately, this one has the same fate as the rest. What annoys me the most is that bamboo toothbrushes are SO environmentally friendly compared to plastic ones. The reason I can't get on with them is that I really dislike the texture of the bamboo in my mouth. The head on this toothbrush is bigger than any other bamboo toothbrushes that I've tried and sadly it felt too big for my little mouth. I did feel that the brush gave my teeth a really good clean despite being too big though. So after trying yet another bamboo toothbrush, I'm sadly still in a love-hate relationship with them. 


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

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lavera Eye Shadow Base - Review*



The core of Lavera’s philosophy can be found in its name: which literally means ‘the truth’, which is the founding principle of the company and the cosmetics they produce. Lavera is totally committed to bringing you the healthiest and safest, high quality, pure natural and organic products. They are proud to be certified organic by NATRUE and have over 100 products certified vegan by the Vegan Society. All Lavera products are free from animal testing. And the products do NOT contain Parabens, SLS’s, synthetic sunscreen actives, artificial dyes or fragrances. Lavera is committed to making sure that you and your family are safe from potentially harmful ingredients by providing you with effective and chemical-free options with wholesome values.

A light gel textured eyeshadow base that helps keep eyeshadow in place all day long!

I'm not an avid eye shadow user, but when I do use it I'd rather it didn't crease towards the end of my day or evening leaving my look a little worse for wear. That's where Lavera's Eye Shadow Base from LoveLula.com comes in handy. I've never used an eye shadow base before, so when I applied the product to my eyelids they did feel a little sticky afterwards. Not long after, I realised that the product had soaked in nicely. With the Eye Shadow Base on my eyelids, I am also able to create a darker look with any eyeshaow due to the moisture from the gel. The eyeshadow seemed to stay in place longer than usual and is a great way to elongate your look.



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

Lavera Organic Eye Make-Up Remover - Review*



The core of Lavera’s philosophy can be found in its name: which literally means ‘the truth’, which is the founding principle of the company and the cosmetics they produce. Lavera is totally committed to bringing you the healthiest and safest, high quality, pure natural and organic products. They are proud to be certified organic by NATRUE and have over 100 products certified vegan by the Vegan Society. All lavera products are free from animal testing. And the products do NOT contain Parabens, SLS’s, synthetic sunscreen actives, artificial dyes or fragrances. Lavera is committed to making sure that you and your family are safe from potentially harmful ingredients by providing you with effective and chemical-free options with wholesome values.

The soft and gentle Lavera Eye Make-Up Remover carefully removes eye make-up from the delicate and sensitive skin around the eyes and lashes. It has been developed using the best organic and natural ingredients nature has to offer and has been specially formulated with skin caring organic Aloe Vera and organic Sea Buckthorn which is particularly suitable for sensitive skin. The Lavera Organic Eye Make-Up Remover has also been tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists.

In need of a replacement for my current running out eye make-up remover, I decided to try out this Lavera Organic Eye Make-Up Remover from LoveLula.com. The product itself smells lovely and it comes in a good sized bottle. I found it removes my eye make-up well (even waterproof mascara), meaning it doesn't take me long to remove a full eye of eye make-up. The only downside is that if you use a lot of the product and do accidentally get it directly in your eyes it does sting. Other than that I really like this eye make-up remover from Lavera and I will continue to use it in the future.


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

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Those Bambi Salon One Week Vegan Cluster Lashes - Review


The Bambi salon is where you can enjoy a quiet, home-based, cruelty-free and vegan salon experience either in Gravesend or in Hartley, Kent. Better for you, better for the environment and better for the animals. The team is made up of two vegan sisters, Gina and Danielle who are on a mission to help make us feel amazing using only ethical and moral brands. Bambi even has a gang that you can sign up to as well. You'll get loads of vegan beauty information including an exclusive #GangPerks offer sent to your inbox every month. They also have a private group on Facebook where you can ask absolutely anything and chat with other members.

 


Danielle is the lash extension queen, over at the Hartley home salon, she loves creating the perfect lashes for her clients to wake up to every, single morning. You're welcomed to get cosy in the beauty chair upon the super soft blankets whilst you have your treatment done. With world-leading quality lash extensions and five different curl types as well as different thickness' and colours to choose from, you know Danielle can find the perfect style for you. I've had a fair few treatments done at the lovely home salon in Hartly from false lashes to gel toenails. And I've actually managed to try out most of the false lashes that Danielle has available. On my last appointment, Danielle took some photos of my lovely looking lashes which made me think about writing a review on them and about the great Bambi Salon.

One Week Clusters Lashes £25

The lashes used are from Nouveau Lashes who are a proud cruelty-free company. Pre-made clusters of five hairs each are applied along your lash line to give a fuller lash effect in half an hour. They need to be removed after one week of wear, either in the salon or with a home removal kit. Perfect for special occasions and weekends away. If you've never had the treatment before you'll need a quick patch test twenty-four hours before your treatment.



I've never been very good at applying false lashes, so when I came across the Vegan Bambi Salon over a year ago now, I loved the idea of someone applying them for me instead. The whole lash experience is a great pick me up and I like to get mine done for any special occasions that I have. This time I only wanted my false lashes for that weekend, so I went for the One Week Cluster Lashes. For the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, you're advised to not get your lashes wet due to the glue still bonding your lashes together. So please keep this in mind when getting your lashes done before any special occasions. For me, my lashes last around four to five days if I go out partying in them, but with extra care, they should last just under a full week. Danielle is great at applying all different types of lashes and I'm always happy with the outcome that she's achieved for me!


Treatment paid for by myself, all views are my own.