Sunday, 20 March 2016

Benecos Natural Nail Polish in Wild Orchid - Review*

'Benecos products are attractive, BDIH certified (your guarantee that there are no nasty ingredients) and their prices are irresistible. Benecos guarantees that you are using a natural product with beneficial ingredients, organically grown whenever possible. A pleasant and uncomplicated treat for your skin! Benecos Nail Polishes are vegan friendly and free from toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, phthalates, colophonium/colophony - The 5 free mixture.'

This month I selected this lovely looking Benecos nail polish in Wild Orchid to review from MyPure, the range is new to their website and I've been meaning to try a few more of Benecos' colours! I went for this colour as I'm very into my reds and pinks (nothing else to be honest) as I feel I don't suit any other colours. I find it very hard to actually capture the true colour of nail polish in photos. So the colour of this seems to be darker in real life than in my photos above, so it's more of a deep red. I'd say the product lasted over a week on my finger nails, but a good two weeks on my toenails. The consistency of the product is good and it only took one coat to cover my nails fully. When removing the nail polish I wasn't left with any stains, which is a bonus when it comes to red coloured nail polishes! I'm looking forward to trying out more colours (reds and pinks!) from the Benecos range.

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

Lovea Sensitive Skin Pink Clay Face Mask - Review*

The Lovea range of certified organic skin, hair & body care is packed with nourishing natural ingredients. Clay has been used for centuries to purify the skin and remove toxins. Under a microscope clay looks like a giant porous sponge, it attracts toxins and then binds them deep inside the clay ready to be rinsed off your skin.

The first product I decided I would like to review from MyPure this month, was this Pink Clay Face Mask for sensitive skin from Lovea. I find the product itself to have a sweet subtle smell which is quite pleasant. I like that the mask is easy to apply, to do this simply apply a thin layer to face/neck (avoiding the eye area) and then rinse off with warm water. Do this around five minutes later or before the mask dries on your skin, (whichever comes first). After a face mask, I always like to moisturise my face with my usual cream to lock in any moisture that I may have lost. During the face mask, my face did feel a little tight and I had left it on for just under 5 minutes before it started to dry. When I washed the mask away I was left with a slightly red face, but not as much as I have experienced with others before, so next time I may leave it on for a little less time to maybe prevent this.

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

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The Little Health Company COCO Miracle Oil Hair Treatment - Review*

Go coconuts with this hair oil!

I was contacted by the lovely people at The Little Health Company and was asked if I would be interested in reviewing their COCO Miracle Oil Hair Treatment. I've never really been one for hair oils, as I always think they're going to leave my hair really greasy afterwards! I kindly accepted the item to review as I hadn't tried a hair oil for a while and had read good reviews.

'Make your hair softer than it has ever been with this bespoke blend of natural ingredients Ditch the chemicals in favour of this sumptuous blend of natural oils, carefully mixed in just the right quantities to nourish your hair, leaving it soft and silky.'

When the product arrived I was quite excited to try it out. This was due to the oil having to be applied to dry hair, then left in and washed out with shampoo and conditioner. The only hair oils I've come across so far have had to be applied to wet hair and then washed again, which I personally think takes up too much time! The oil itself is a 100% natural formula made from extra virgin organic coconut oil, castor, macadamia, sweet almond, avocado and vitamin E oil. The product contains no nasty synthetics, is said to reduce frizz and re-hydrate thirsty hair. You can also wash it out or leave it in over night. I find that the oil smells lovely and sweet but isn't too overpowering. The oil is easy to apply and it didn't get as messy as I thought it would. I ended up only applying four pumps to the ends my of hair as I was worried about it becoming really oily afterwards. I massaged the oil into the end of my hair and left it in for around twenty minutes in a towel. I found it very easy to wash out and felt that my hair was easier to wash and brush after. Whenever I have usually finished in the shower and I've dried my hair, it always looks really big and frizzy, but after using the oil I found that my hair looked less frizzy and it seemed a lot softer once I had dried it. I did however have to rewash a section of my hair, this was due to it still having oil in it. I thought I had washed it all out, but you have to make sure you give your hair a really good wash after you've rinsed the oil out of it! Other than that I've surprised myself and ended up really liking this hair oil, it's made my hair feel and look a lot softer than usual and I'll be sure to use it again!

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

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Botanicals Balancing Mandarin & Chamomile Face Moisturiser - Review*

Balance your face!

'Our aim at Botanicals is very simple: to provide a range of personal care products which are as close to nature as possible. Those that harness the pure power of plants. And reflect our belief that nature really does know best. Botanicals personal care and wellness products are blended by hand using only carefully selected natural and organic ingredients - and absolutely no petrochemicals or synthetic additives.'

'A hydrating daily moisturiser which is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving no oily residue. Designed to promote the skin’s natural balance, our popular moisturiser is enriched with jojoba, avocado and marigold oils, with a skin-balancing blend of mandarin, lavender and chamomile. Ideal for normal, combination and sensitive skin types. 

After reviewing Botanicals Mint & Tea Tree Foot Softening Balm, I was kindly sent out another product to review, I ended up choosing this lovely sounding facial moisturiser. The Mandarin & Chamomile range is ideal for normal, combination, oily and sensitive skin.  During the Winter my skin tends to get a little drier than usual but can still be oily, so I was hoping that this would sort my skin out. To apply the cream simply pump a small amount of the product onto your fingertips, and gently smooth over your face. I found that a little goes a long way so you don't need much to cover your whole face. I find the cream to be soothing and non greasy which is what I always look for in a moisturiser. As I've said before, I'm quite fussy when it comes to scents of facial moisturisers. I find this cream to have a light and subtle scent of roses, which I'm quite fond of. Also, I still can't get over how great their packaging is, I just love how simple yet classy it all looks. 

Key ingredients (all certified organic): shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil, jojoba, aloe vera, marigold extract, lavender, mandarin & chamomile essential oils. Hand made in rural England. 91% organic ingredients.

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