Monday, 19 October 2015

Lovea Burkina Shea Moisturising Hair Mask - Review*


Sweet as Shea nut!

Lovea Bio Burkina Shea Moisturising Hair Mask is a rich and creamy formula to restore damaged hair shafts and help prevent split ends. Ideal for dry, damaged and treated hair. After washing and conditioning hair apply Burkina Shea Moisturising Hair Mask to towel dry hair. Leave for up to 30 minutes and then rinse out. For best results wrap a towel around your hair. Burkina Shea Butter melts quickly at room temperature and absorbs rapidly without leaving a greasy feeling. It is a great anti-inflammatory, emollient and helps maintain moisture levels. 

The second product I decided that I would like to review from MyPure.co.uk this month, was this Lovea Moisturising Hair Mask! The product itself is thick and creamy with a subtle nutty scent (which I quite like). After washing my hair with my normal shampoo and skipping my normal conditioner I got out of the shower and towel dried my hair (like the instructions told me to do so). On the pot it tells you to leave the treatment on for five minutes, but you can leave it for up to 30 minutes if you have the time. I left the product in for five minutes whilst I was putting on my body moisturiser, which helped past the time! After the five minutes were up I rinsed my hair out and blow dried it not long after. I was a little worried that my hair would be left looking or feeling greasy but I was pleasantly surprised as neither happened. I believe that my hair was a little easier than usual to brush through when wet and it most definitely felt a lot soft when I had finished drying it! After a constant once a week use of this product I believe it'll help my dry and split ends become soft and no longer split. I hardly ever use hair masks or treatments on my hair so I find this product to be a really nice once a week treat for my hair!


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

Friday, 16 October 2015

Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Pore Scrub - Review*


Say Yes To Tomatoes!

Made with 99% natural ingredients, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub is perfect for combination skin. The naturally derived formulation blends tomato, bamboo & and ground mango seeds with other ingredients to help gently unclog pores. Tomato is a natural source of antioxidants and the mango seed oil is a crushed fruit seed which is great for exfoliation. This acne-fighting scrub is powerful enough to combat blackheads and breakouts, but gentle enough for daily use. Yes To Tomatoes is specially formulated with witch hazel and salicylic acid to treat acne breakouts and keep oily-combination skin in tip top condition.

The first product I decided that I would like to review from MyPure.co.uk this month, was this Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Pore Scrub! I've always liked the idea of the Yes To range as they have so many different products to offer. At first I was a bit skeptical about how this face scrub might smell, as it is made from tomatoes... But after having a smell of the product I was very surprised at how mild the scent was and how little it smelt of tomatoes! I find the scrub itself to be quite thin, but despite this I find the small grains work well with the consistency of the product. After using the scrub on my face, my skin felt clean and a lot softer. With the spot / acne reducing side of this product I haven't been able to see any physical change in my appearance as my skin is so up and down lately! But hopefully the more I use the product the more I will notice a difference in my appearance.


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

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Salt of the Earth Natural Foot Deodorant Spray - Review*


Let the Salt of the Earth protect your feet!

Fresh feet are only a spray away with the latest member of the Salt of the Earth Family – the all new, 100% natural deodorant formulated specifically for your feet. Containing calming aloe vera and infused with an invigorating menthol fragrance, the unisex Salt of the Earth Foot Deodorant Spray offers long-lasting, effective protection from foot odour, whilst simultaneously cooling and soothing tired toes. Whether you spend long days on your feet at work or home, or balmy summer’s evenings dancing under the stars, this Spray keeps you fresh, cool and odour-free until you are ready to kick off your shoes and relax.

I was kindly sent this new Natural Foot Deodorant Spray from Crystal Spring to review. The first thing I did was undo the bottle to take a whiff as I was intrigued by the 'cooling menthol fragrance' that's stated on the bottle. To my surprise it smelt lovely and most definitely like cooling menthol (a bit like those Airwaves chewing gum's!). I had a family party coming up, I knew I would be standing and moving around on my feet for quite a few hours in my new sandals. So when I was getting ready I massaged the spray into my clean feet and let it get to work. After my night of moving around in my sandals it was time to smell my feet to see if the product had actually worked. And guess what, it had! It seemed to work well and my feet were left non sweaty and not so smelly as I thought they might be! This product would be great for both male and female, especially if you do activities regularly or you're on your feet all day and would like your feet to stay smelling fresh when it comes to the end of your day. 


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

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Different Brands of Vegan and Cruelty Free Feminine Care!

Us females all know that sometimes that 'time of the month' can be difficult. Especially if you've just become vegan or you'd like to swap your products over to cruelty free ones and you don't know where to start with feminine care! And because it took me a while to find my favourites I've put together a few products that I've tried and tested. Some I still rely on and a few I personally haven't liked, but the ones that aren't my personal favorite, could be yours!

 1.

The Mooncup is a great eco-friendly product as it will last you ages, years even! They also save you a lot of money and will reduce your waste as opposed to using tampons and pads. You can buy the Mooncup from many different online stores, health shops and high street shops such as Boots! I've also come across many different brands of reusable cups such as the DivaCup and the Femmecup. I've also reviewed the Mooncup here and here.

2.
Gift Wellness Normal Pad & Panty Liner

These Gift Wellness pads are personally my favourite pads I've come across! Made from 100% chlorine free these pads are anti-allergy and avoid irritation caused by artificial materials and chemicals. They come in three different sizes which are normal, long and panty liner. And can be bought online or from Holland & Barrett.

3.

3a.
Natracare Ultra Extra Long Pads, 
Ultra Extra Normal Pads & Intimate Wipes

Natracare have quite a lot of different products ranging from Ultra Extra Pads to baby wipes to Intimate wipes. And because they have so many different products, you're bound to find something that's perfect for you! These can be purchased online from many online stores! Find my separate reviews here and here.

3b.
Natracare Regular Ultra Pads, Mini Panty Liners
& Regular Applicator Tampons. 

Here's some more of the Natracare range that I've tried out.

4.
Organyc Regular Applicator Tampons

If I do want to use tampons these are the best that I've come across so far! They're made from 100% organic cotton and they also come without an applicator if you prefer that. Organyc also produce many other feminine care products such as pads and intimate wipes (which I really like).

Thank you for reading, I hope you've found my post helpful and that you've found something new to try out!

The Mooncup Menstrual Cup, One Year On - Review


Go with the flow!



Over a year ago I nervously purchased my first ever Mooncup*! If you'd like to read my first-time experience post just click here. I'll start by telling you some basic information about the cup... The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup that will last you years and years. It's made of soft medical grade silicone and sits a lot lower than a usual tampon. While a tampon absorbs your period (and everything else), the Mooncup just collects it and nothing else. The Mooncup is also said to collect three times as much than a tampon does! And because the Mooncup is reusable, you only need one of them, so whilst you're saving money, you're also saving the environment. If you'd like to find out anything else including what size to buy or how to clean you Mooncup then please visit my previous Mooncup post.

After more than a year of using my Mooncup, I'm still loving it over tampons and pads! When I first tried it I was quite worried about using it in public, but now I'm quite happy and very comfortable to go out with it! With my experience, I've found the cup very easy to use once I got used to it a few times and now I don't find it as scary as I used to! Since using my Mooncup I've realised just how much waste I'm personally preventing compared to using tampons and pads. I honestly really recommend the Mooncup. And even if you're a bit scared to try it just go for it, you won't look back I promise!