Sunday, 31 December 2017

Narynda Skincare Face & Body Scrub - Review*

'Discover a radiant, youthful complexion!'

Narynda Skincare believes that skin requires natural oils to regenerate, remain youthful and to stay nourished. All of their products are made with a high quantity of oils and butters to replace the moisture that our skin loses every day due to factors like the environment, lifestyle or stress. Their products aim to balance the skin by firming and hydrating without blocking pores. Whether you suffer from dry, oily, combination or problem skin, the products are designed to give your skin what it needs. Most importantly, all of their products are made to be versatile – so you can use however much you like and wherever on the body it suits you depending on your preferences, skin type and lifestyle. Narynda Skincare is proud to create a range that is hardworking yet affordable, giving us the happy skin we deserve.

A gentle yet hardworking scrub that evens out skin tone leaving it soft, blemish-free and glowing. This Face & Body Scrub consists of two types of exfoliating textures; the slightly larger Bamboo Grains remove tired-looking skin and the smaller Rice Grounds polish the skin’s surface leaving it smooth and radiant. The Red clay draws out impurities, toxins and excess oil/sebum helping to unblock pores thereby reducing breakouts. Whilst the varied sized granules buff away dead skin cells and stimulate circulation in the skin leaving you with a lasting healthy freshness. 

I really love using a face scrub, which means I dislike not having one around. I was looking for a new brand of face scrub to use when I came across this cute looking Narynda Skincare Face & Body Scrub from LoveLula.com. I decided to give it a go and now I'm really glad that I did! The squeezy tube is a great size for me and I love how easy the scrub is to squeeze out. I really like that this scrub is a face and body scrub, usually, body scrubs are too thick and oily for the face but this is perfect for me. I've been using the product in circular movements on each section of my face to make sure I'm getting a good scrub all over. I find that the grains are a great size for me and my skin feels super soft after using the scrub. Overall I'm super pleased with this Narynda Skincare Face & Body Scrub and I'll be on the lookout for other products by them!


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

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

PHB Ethical Beauty Clarifying Hair Care Gift Set - Review*




PHB Ethical Beauty is a pioneering family run business with a revolutionary multi-award winning range of UK handmade ethical beauty products which are all natural, vegan and halal certified. PHB give us ethically made products that are a safer choice for our health and for the environment. They're also raising awareness about ethical issues that arise in the cosmetics industry, such as the use of animal-derived ingredients, plastic microbeads and palm oil in cosmetics. All of PHB's products are free from alcohol, animal ingredients, harmful chemicals & allergens and they are strongly against animal testing.

PHB’s natural hair care solutions contain only the finest natural ingredients to care for and protect your hair. The gentle SLS-free Shampoo and Silicone free conditioner strengthen and protect hair and scalp naturally whilst ensuring hair is truly cleansed, moisturised and nourished. PHB’s gentle formulas are made using natural ingredients which are kind to scalp, skin and hair. With carefully combined blends of herbs, botanical oils and organic extracts based on age-old remedies that help to nourish and strengthen hair. Always free from Parabens, SLS & Harmful Chemicals.

PHB's Clarifying Hair Care Gift Set is recommended for people with dry, out of condition hair, itchy/flaky scalp or hair that gets greasy quickly. PHB's Clarifying Shampoo cleanses hair, balances the scalp and nourishes with vitamins & minerals for healthy hair. Renewing herbal extracts of Vanilla & Mandarin cleanse the scalp, controlling flakiness and preventing excess sebum. Organic Argan Oil & Sea Buckthorn enrich hair with nourishing vitamins and minerals, stimulating the scalp helping to encourage healthy growth, combat hair loss and soothe irritation. PHB’s handcrafted Clarifying Conditioner is specially formulated with a carefully selected blend of nourishing botanicals to meet the needs of covered hair. The unique lightweight formula is enriched with botanical actives that revitalise and nourish without ever weighing hair down. With an Organic Coconut & Oat complex that restores, strengthens and detangles for hair that is softer, more manageable and naturally healthy. 

After washing my hair with the shampoo and then conditioner, unfortunately, my hair felt like it needed to be washed again. My hair felt a little greasy and even looked limp, I'm not sure if this happened due to the products being clarifying. I quite like the natural subtle scent that both of the products have and I really like the design of the bottles, a pump shampoo and conditioner are a lot easier to use in a shower.

 • Balances and nourishes to promote healthy hair • Vanilla & Mandarin cleanse & soothe the scalp, control flakiness and prevent excess sebum • Sea Buckthorn stimulates the scalp encouraging healthy growth & less hair loss • Organic Oats recondition for softer and more manageable hair • Organic Argan oil nourishes and stimulates for hair that shines • Rich in strengthening Vitamins & essential fatty acids • Helps maintain healthy hair and scalp • Mild and gentle to scalp, skin and eyes • Free From Parabens, Artificial Fragrance & Colours, Petrochemicals, Formaldehyde, Mineral Oils •


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sukin Energising Coffee & Coconut Body Scrub & Purifying Body Scrub - Review*

'Skincare that doesn't cost the earth...'

Sukin continues to maintain a strong stance on the environment and sustainability and has been certified as 100% carbon neutral, cruelty-free, and vegan for many years now, with all formulations being biodegradable and grey water safe in addition. Today, Sukin is Australia’s best selling natural skin care brand, with a portfolio across face, body and hair, and continuing to grow year on year. Sukin’s skin care is still Australian made and owned, and is run by a dedicated young team, focused on remaining close to the ground and providing customers with the best natural skin care on the market.

Our indulgent Energising Body Scrub utilises aromatic Coffee Beans and Coconut Shell to exfoliate and revitalise the skin. Aloe Vera, Coconut, Jojoba and Sesame Seed Oils provide lasting hydration to soften and smooth skin. Added Rosehip and Vitamin E provides antioxidants to promote a healthy glow. Skin is left feeling energised, and polished.

Our Purifying Body Scrub gently exfoliates skin with microparticles of Bamboo Extracts and Ground Walnut Shells. Skin is left feeling polished and hydrated with a blend of Rosehip, Jojoba and Sesame Oils. A combination of Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Vitamin E soothes and promotes refreshed, healthy-looking skin. Skin is left feeling soft, purified and smooth. 

Both of these Sukin scrubs are a treat to use in the shower. I love that they're both simple and easy to apply with or without water, so you don't even need to be in water to use them! I also find them super easy to wash off and my skin is left feeling really soft after use. I really enjoy using the scrubs before and after I have waxed, as they really exfoliate the skin well.


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Stop The Water While Using Me! Wild Mint Toothpaste - Review*

'Water can't stop itself. But you can.'

Stop The Water While Using Me! is the first natural cosmetics series which combines beauty care and water saving. Active, effective and made from 100% natural ingredients that meet the highest standards of certified natural cosmetics. As such, the brand represents a daily reminder to protect this precious resource as well as attend to one’s own beauty. They use exclusively the best essences and oils that nature has to offer, primarily sourced from organic cultivation. And strictly forego any use of synthetic colour, fragrance and preservatives. All the products are free of silicones, parabens and mineral-based raw materials. Not only is the sustainability of the ingredients important to the company, but also the quality performance of the products. That is why they're constantly working on new, sustainable organic ingredients that have a great effect on skin or hair and are more than just “organic”.

Natural, mineral tooth cleaning is boosted by a high sea salt content and thus prevents tooth decay. This fresh toothpaste also provides natural care for gums: extracts of myrrh, green tea, peppermint and sage firm up and strengthen them. It will leave your mouth feeling unbelievably fresh and the subtle hint of wild mint will turn the ritual of brushing your teeth into an exhilarating experience. 

• Provides natural care for gums. • Helps to prevent cavities. • Sea salt boosts the self-cleaning process.

I came across this Wild Mint Toothpaste by Stop The Water While Using Me! on LoveLula and decided that I needed to try it out due to sticking to my usual toothpaste for a while now. I am in love with the simple yet effective packing of this toothpaste, the message 'stop the water while using me' on the front of the tube is really effective. I really like the fresh minty taste the product gives off when brushing my teeth with the toothpaste. I feel that my teeth are left feeling really clean afterwards. 


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

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water-Resistant Mascara Shade Abyss Black - Review*



Pacifica design products to enhance rather than overwhelm; to take you on your own personal journey. Committed to producing the finest quality products, the brand is the expression of a clear philosophy: Don't follow trends, follow your heart and the belief that romance, travel and adventure are all in a day's work! The company is acutely earth-conscious, paying minute attention to formulating the most natural, safe, and sustainable products.

This amazing lengthening brush makes your lashes insanely long and gorgeous as it separates to build volume. The nourishing formula is infused with coconut oil, kelp extract and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens and strengthens. Studies have shown that coconut oil is to be an excellent hair strengthener and moisturiser that can reduce breakage, Panthenol (Vitamin B) helps strengthen and nourish hair, whilst Kelp Extract moisturises and conditions the lashes.

Every now and again I like trying out a new mascara. I was on the hunt for a waterproof one this time, as I've never tried out a vegan version. Over on LoveLula, I came across this waterproof mascara by Pacifica which comes in Abyss Black or Deep Blue, I decided to give Abyss Black a go. First off I love the cute design on the mascara's tube, but I do feel that the cardboard box isn't really needed. For me the brush is perfect, it simply lengthens my lashes whilst separating them at the same time. This mascara is very natural looking, almost to the point of it looking like I'm not wearing anything on my lashes. This is great because I personally prefer the more 'natural' look. The mascara is super easy to take off and I do this with coconut oil before I wash my face. Overall a great product from Pacifica which I will probably repurchase in the future!


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

Monday, 27 November 2017

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Shade Unda - Review*


'The perfect shade for Winter.'


Maggie Anne is a six toxin free gel-effect nail polish which is ultra glossy and has a high shine, with a sensational gel-like finish. All Maggie Anne gel effect polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde) but also without three other very dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor and THTP). 


There's a new shade on the block for 2017 and boy, is it pretty. It's a little grey in tone, but with purple hues mixed in. Glam and full of chic.

As Winter was approaching fast, so were the Christmas parties. I was on the lookout for the perfect shade to go with a couple of dresses that I had recently purchased for my Christmas gatherings. I ended up coming across this lovely shade called Unda by Maggie Anne on LoveLula. Not your usual Christmas party shade, but this grey goes perfectly with all of my black dresses and more. I've been a fan of Maggie Anne's Nail Polishes for a while now and I'll always love the wide brush that they supply you with. Applying this nail polish was like a dream and to my surprise, only one coat was needed for full coverage. I personally find this shade lasted just under a week on my nails with a base coat, which I think is great! 


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

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

GLOSSWORKS Nail Polishes in Clear, Flamingo, Name of The Rose & Reddy To Go - Review*


 'Be the boss of gloss...'

Be the boss of gloss with GLOSSWORKS' new 9-free (No Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Paraben, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide or Lead.) nail polishes! Professionally formulated to deliver a high-gloss coat with a gel-like texture that just won’t fade. GLOSSWORKS sets the new standard in nail friendly colour without nasty chemicals normally found in nail polish.

So LoveLula has recently brought out their very own nail polish range called Glossworks. These are a few shades of the range that I selected to review for them this month. I decided to go for the 3-in-1 clear polish which is a multi-functional product, Glossworks 3-in-1 can be used a base coat, a top coat and a hardener. It also provides a volumising finish with an extra long lasting glossy shine. I also went for Flamingo, a coral shade, Name Of The Rose, a dark pink/red shade and Reddy To Go, a red/orange shade. All three are professionally formulated, high coverage shades with a volumising, gel-like texture and an extremely glossy finish that does not fade. I love all of the nail polishes that I selected. I found the shades to be true to their descriptions and they all lasted a week without chipping or losing any of their shine. I also love the shape of the bottle and its lid, the bottle itself is a great shape and size to hold whilst your other hand is applying with the lovely wide brush that gives great coverage. Overall I'm very happy with my choices from Glossworks and even more so that I and the other LoveLula Bloggers helped choose the design of the bottles!


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Indigenous Beauty's Uplifting, Refreshing & Soothing Natural Deodorant Creams - Review*



'The fewer ingredients you can use on your skin, the better.'

 Running low on my vegan but non-natural deodorant I decided to take a look over at LoveLula.com to see what new products I could find. It's taken me a while to find a good vegan-friendly deodorant that I like, so I'm excited to say that I'm in love with these natural deodorants by Indigenous Beauty!

Handmade, natural and organic. Indigenous Beauty was created from a mission to find purer, natural alternatives to mainstream beauty products by using certified organic, skin loving ingredients. After becoming increasingly aware of the synthetic chemicals that are commonly found in leading brands and the harmful effects these can have on our health, Indigenous Beauty began its mission to launch handmade, toxin-free beauty products. Indigenous Beauty's first range consists of Natural Deodorant Creams which have been formulated with just seven ingredients chosen for their beneficial properties including Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Unrefined Shea Butter and Organic essential oils. They work effectively on both men and women offering a long-lasting deodorant that is kind to the skin. 

Uplifting Orange & Grapefruit - Made from the highest quality organic ingredients, including Organic Costa Rican Sweet Orange and Organic Grapefruit essential oils. Sweet Orange essential oil aids mental stimulation and combined with the Grapefruit essential oil it creates a joyful scent. 
Scent: Joyful, warm, citrus.

Refreshing Spearmint & Tea Tree - Made from the highest quality organic ingredients, including Organic Spearmint and Organic Australian Tea Tree essential oils. The combination of Spearmint essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil with its anti-fungal properties creates a truly invigorating scent. Scent: Cool, clean, minty.

Soothing Lavender & Vanilla - Made from the highest quality organic ingredients, including Organic French Lavender and Organic Vanilla Extract essential oils. Lavender essential oil is calming on the skin and aids mental relaxation, whilst Vanilla Extract essential oil helps ease stress with its sweet, luxurious aroma. 
Scent: Floral, sweet, relaxing.

You already know my love for these natural deodorant creams by Indigenous Beauty, but there's more... I find the simple black and white with a hint of colour on the labels of the recyclable glass jars to be stylish and pleasing to the eye. The Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is very moisturising for the skin. Whereas the Unrefined Organic Shea Butter and natural Vitamin E help soothe the skin. The deodorant itself is easy to apply and rubs in like a dream leaving my armpits feeling really soft! The Bicarbonate of Soda and Organic Arrowroot in the creams work well together combating odour and helping keep wetness at bay. And I'm super excited to say that the deodorants actually work and keep me odour free and sweat kept at bay throughout my working day. I've had no need to re-apply throughout the day, but I have found that the creams need to be applied to freshly washed underarms otherwise they do start to smell, so this is something to keep in mind. All deodorants are free of toxins including aluminium, parabens, artificial preservatives, synthetic fragrances and alcohol. As you might have been able to tell from my third photograph my favourite scent out of the three is the Refreshing Spearmint & Tea Tree, it really is very refreshing. But yeah, these are the best natural and vegan deodorants that I've tried so far and they're made in my hometown, what's not to love! I'm so happy that I've come across Indigenous Beauty and I'm looking forward to trying more products from them.


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Isla Apothecary Blood Orange + Vanilla Moisturising Sugar Scrub & Lemongrass + Rosemary Renew Foot Scrub - Review*



Hand-crafted in London, Isla Apothecary design, formulate, and hand-blend all their products in small batches for optimum freshness in true apothecary fashion. Only the finest raw and natural, organic and wildcrafted, ethically sourced ingredients are used, which remain pure and unadulterated. Formulated without animal-derived ingredients, parabens, phthalates, synthetic materials, preservatives or aroma chemicals, all ingredients and products are free from animal testing, suitable for vegans and only tested on (willing) human participants.

The sweet, tangy scent of Italian Blood Orange oil is enveloped by the rich, comforting aroma of pure Indian Vanilla for a luxurious body scrub that both buffs the skin to eliminate impurities and retain moisture balance. Organic raw cane sugar polishes the surface of the skin, priming it for anti-oxidant packed essential oils to seep in and tone, cleanse, and seal moisture for the especially parched skin. A deeply conditioning combination of Shea butter, Coconut, Peach kernel, and Vitamin E oils melt into the skin cocooning it with a protective barrier against water loss. No residual greasiness, just glowing skin. 

I love the scent of this Blood Orange and Vanilla Moisturising Sugar Scrub that Isla Apothecary kindly sent me to review for them. It has a nice texture when being rubbed into the skin. I was left feeling a little oily which I don't always like but once I was out of the water it soaked in nicely. The scrub itself washes off easily apart from oiliness. I also found the jar quite hard to use whilst in the shower as I'm a little afraid of dropping it. But another thing I adore is the packaging design and even though I'm afraid of dropping it in the shower, it does look great on my bathroom shelving.

A refreshing blend of Lemongrass and Rosemary oils infused with essential fatty acid-rich oils combine to soften hardened skin and reinvigorate neglected feet. Dry and chapped feet benefit greatly from Baobab and Sweet Almond oils, which is very quickly absorbed by the skin to penetrate moisture at a deep level. The analgesic property of Rosemary oil eases sore and tired feet, whilst the anti-fungal quality of Lemongrass protects and delicately deodorises. Ground Pumice and Epsom salt provide effective exfoliation to help clear away dead skin, paving the way for these oils to feed the parched skin, and initiate the rejuvenation of skin cells. 

Unfortunately, I didn't get on with the Lemongrass and Rosemary Renew Foot Scrub, or it didn't get on with me... I found the scrub to be quite dry and hard to use on my feet due to the large salt grains. Which is a shame as the scent has a lovely refreshing smell of Rosemary which I really like. Again love the style of packaging but afraid to drop it. I reckon this would be really good as a foot soak rather than being used in a shower!


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Rossi Uvema Intense Cleanse Moisturise & Tone Rhassoul Clay Face Mask - Review*





Rossi’s roots lie in one woman’s frustration with the questionable ingredients in high street skincare brands and her concerns that “natural” doesn’t always mean natural. Extensive research into natural oils and ingredients led to her developing her own set of unique skin care products designed to target particular skin characteristics and needs. We only use 100% natural plant-derived ingredients in all of our products. Each ingredient is sourced by us from our trusted suppliers and we ensure that every batch meets our strict quality standards. You will not find any Parabens, Sulphates, Petrochemicals, PEGs, Phthalates, plastic fillers or other synthetic chemicals which could be harmful to your skin in any of our products.

A pre-mixed mask formulated to bring the intense cleansing qualities of fine Moroccan Rhassoul. No essential oils just the subtle fragrance of natural almond and plum kernel oils. The base of this mask is pure Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, a lava clay found in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.

I was searching on LoveLula looking for a new face mask when I came across this Rossi Uvema Clay Mask. It's described to an Intense Cleanse Moisturise & Tone Mask so I thought I'd give it ago. First things first, I love the smell of the mask, it reminds me of marzipan and smells good enough to eat! Now to use the mask all you need to do is simply cleanse the skin and then apply a generous even layer of the mask. It's stated to be left on for about ten to fifteen minutes before washing off, but I find that ten minutes or less just fine as my skin starts to go a little red and blotchy. I do find this mask a little thinner than other clay masks I've tried before and it doesn't fully dry which I'm not used to, but other than that it's a quick and easy mask to use before showering.

• A superior cleanser and skin conditioner • Suitable for all skin types • Will moisturise and tone skin as it purifies • Withdraws toxins and impurities from the skin • Fortified with minerals • 100% natural, pure and unrefined ingredients •


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

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Pacifica Nail Polishes in Cinnamon Girl, Crimson Kimono, Totally Coral & Gloss Top & Base Coat - Review*



Pacifica design products to enhance rather than overwhelm; to take you on your own personal journey. Committed to producing the finest quality products, the brand is the expression of a clear philosophy: Don't follow trends, follow your heart and the belief that romance, travel and adventure are all in a day's work! The company is acutely earth-conscious, paying minute attention to formulating the most natural, safe, and sustainable products. 

Pacifica's new 7 Free Nail Polishes are long lasting and void of many chemicals that you would find in traditional nail polish. Amazing vibrant colours that go on smooth and stay put. Plus they've added a custom wide 100% vegan brush for easier application. All 7 FREE Nail Polishes are formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animal products.

Ever since Pacifica came out with their new nail polishes I've been wanting to try them. So I'm glad that I've finally got around to reviewing them for LoveLula.com. Cinnamon Girl and Crimson Kimono are both very very similar. When I received them I thought they were the same shade until I looked at their names! When on you can just about tell the difference between the both of them. I'd describe Cinnamon Girl as a deep red whereas Crimson Kimono is more of a pinky red. I love both colours, but to me, they look nothing like they do online so just be aware of that. I also chose the cute looking shade Totally Coral to review. I find this to be a fun Summery mix of different coral and pinks, I love it. I also went for the simple but essential Gloss Top & Base Coat. It's great, super shiny doesn't chip and helps your nail colour last much longer than usual. All the nail polishes are very easy to apply and I love the custom wide brush which helps with application. 


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

PHB Ethical Beauty Anti-aging Moisturiser with Monoï Oil and Gardenia - Review*




Handmade in the UK PHB's products are free from quite a lot of things which include, no animal ingredients, Parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol), Phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes/fragrance, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, Colourants, Silicone, Mineral oils and Propylene Glycol. PHB's products are also organic, vegan and Halal.

PHB’s Anti-aging moisturiser is based on an ancient Polynesian formula where Gardenia Flowers are handpicked and infused with coconut oil. This exotic active blend nourishes skin with natural antioxidants and vitamins that replenish skin, restore elasticity, improve firmness and regenerate cells for a natural healthy glow. Gardenia flowers have unique properties that encourage collagen synthesis and prevent collagen degradation protecting firmness and elasticity for more supple skin.

With my mid-twenties approaching fast I've recently been looking into finding more and more anti-ageing products. Whilst having a good look through LoveLula I came across a face cream by PHB Ethical Beauty. I love a lot of their products so I was excited to give this one a go! I thought I'd try and get into the routine of applying the cream to my face at least once a day. I've been managing to do this right before I go to sleep and I find this better than applying both morning and night. The cream is quite thick and I feel it's too heavy for my oily skin to be using it both day and night. I've also only been using the cream on my targeted areas not all over, such as my forehead and lines around my mouth. I find the product easy to rub in, my skin feels very soft after use and I absolutely love the smell.

• Nourishing formula that absorbs instantly • Gentle skin enhancing formula • Rich in essential vitamins, antioxidants and omegas • Handmade with Monoï de Tahiti oil and Gardenia flowers • Maintains skin elasticity and hydration • Softens and protects • Promotes healthy, radiant skin • Enhances collagen and elastin production for firmer skin •


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

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

PHB Ethical Beauty Anti-Aging Eye Gel with Organic Argan & Rock Rose - Review*





Handmade in the UK PHB Products are free from quite a lot of things, these include no animal ingredients, Parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol), Phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes/fragrance, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, Colourants, Silicone, Mineral oils and Propylene Glycol. PHB products are also organic, vegan and Halal.

PHB’s Anti-Aging Eye Gel is made with a blend of vitamin enriched oils and botanical extracts that help eyes maintain a youthful appearance. The skin around eyes is more delicate than anywhere else on the body and needs special care to remain bright, supple and resist the effects of time. PHB has developed a unique delivery system that quickly penetrates the skin to get to the heart of the epidermis allowing the pure botanical extracts to get to work deep within skin where they can truly make a difference. PHB’s Anti-aging eye gel contains a blend of plant and fruit bio-actives including Argan Oil, Seaweed, Rock Rose & Lavender to target signs of ageing, relax muscle tension and ensure proper hydration. These oils also stimulate the healthy production of collagen & elastin to keep skin looking firm and feeling rejuvenated.

I recently run out of my current eye cream, so I was on the hunt for a new one to try. Looking through LoveLula.com, I ended up coming across PHB Ethical Beauty's Anti-Ageing Eye Gel with Organic Argan and Rock Rose. Firstly, I love the packaging for this eye gel. It's a great size for travelling and has a handy pump rather than a squeezy nib. Going on to the product itself, I find the scent of the gel to be very soft and subtle, which is great if you don't like strong scents. I've found that a little goes a long way with this product, so not much needed to get a full coverage. I find the eye gel easy to apply and I love that it instantly sinks into the skin. Overall, I can honestly say that I've found my skin looking visually smoother and the skin under my eyes seems to be glowing more since using PHB's Anti-Ageing Eye Gel.

• Fresh and silky texture that sinks in instantly • Unique delivery system • Targets signs of ageing to refresh & revitalise eyes • Handmade with Organic Argan & Rock Rose • Perfect for reaction prone skin • Highly soothing and skin restoring • Rich in Vitamins and Antioxidants that help prevent signs of ageing • Mild and Gentle •


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

Monday, 31 July 2017

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Colour Florence & Shine Like A Star Top Coat- Review*

'Shine Like A Star'. 


Maggie Anne is a six toxin free gel-effect nail polish which is ultra glossy and has a high shine, with a sensational gel-like finish. All Maggie Anne gel effect polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde) but also without three other very dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor and THTP). The company also offer three amazing fragrances of Acetone-Free nail polish removers.

Firstly, the gel coat gives a high-shine and the glass-like finish of a professional gel manicure. Nails are smoothed, colour is protected and you are left with a long-lasting chip-resistant and high shine finish. Secondly, Maggie Anne's Florence is the perfect burnt orange and extremely sweet poppy-toned red. A smoking hot shade for the summer festivals. 

Maggie Anne's Florence is the perfect mix of orange and red, I find it a great colour for Summertime. I found both nail polishes very easy to apply, the wide brushes make the application a lot easier. With the Shine Like A Star Top Coat, I found it peeling within a week so had to reapply. The gel effect polish is said to last 5-7 days with two coats of colour and a Special Gel Topcoat. I can confirm that even without the Special Gel Topcoat, Florence lasted a good few days before chipping.



These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

PHB Ethical Beauty Balancing Facial Wash with Rosemary & Mint - Review*



 'To balance, clean and refresh skin.' 

PHB Ethical Beauty is a family business who make handmade products in the UK with 20% of their profit going to charity. Their products are free from animal ingredients, Parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol), Phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes/fragrance, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, colourants, silicone, mineral oils and Propylene Glycol. And all of their products are organic, vegan and Halal.

PHB’s handcrafted balancing facial wash is made by combining refreshing Mint with Rosemary and Thyme, an ancient tonic that soothes and repairs skin. The gentle effective formula that cleans, softens and balances skin. Rosemary soothes and strengthens skin. It cleanses the skin of excess oils and balances congested skin to regulate oil production. Combined with skin awakening Mint and the anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties of Thyme this balancing facial wash helps improve the appearance of skin and encourages a blemish free complexion. 

I was getting low on my current daily face wash, so I decided to try PHB's Balancing Facial Wash from LoveLula.com. Firstly, I love the packaging for this PHB Ethical Beauty Face Wash. The only slight problem I had was the pump didn't seem to lock very well. Other than that the smell is divine, and the subtle scent of Rosemary and Mint go refreshingly well together. Only a small amount is needed as the product foams up nicely, giving a good overall wash. My skin is left feeling very fresh and clean after using this Balancing Facial Wash. I would also say that my oily complexion was put to rest for the day.


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

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

PHB Ethical Beauty Restoring Hand Cream with Rosemary & Chamomile - Review*

'Restore those dry hands to soft ones.'


Handmade in the UK PHB Products are free from quite a lot of things, these include no animal ingredients, Parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol), Phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes/fragrance, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, Colourants, Silicone, Mineral oils and Propylene Glycol. PHB products are also organic, vegan and Halal.

PHB’s rich and nourishing Restoring Hand Cream is made with a creamy formula that soothes and restores dry or cracked skin, yet absorbs instantly leaving no greasiness or residue. Rich organic butter and herbal extracts relieve dryness, soften skin and increase suppleness. Wild harvested Tamanu oil helps to heal and repair skin and encourage tissue regeneration. This results in softer, more supple hands and is especially good for those who experience very dry or cracked skin. With a therapeutic blend of Rosemary, Chamomile and nourishing plant extracts that calm and renew your skin and senses.

Ever since I reviewed the PHB's Anti-Ageing Rejuvenating Hand Cream which I love, I was excited to try more from their range. I tend to get mild dryness on my hands during the hotter months, so I thought I try PHB's Restoring Hand Cream from LoveLula. This hand cream is described as being a rich and nourishing formula which helps soften and give more supple skin. The product is also said to have no greasiness or residue after applying, this is true as I found the cream sinks in quickly and I don't feel like I need to wash my hands afterwards to get rid of any greasiness. I also like the scent of this hand cream as it's very mild and gentle smell. And for me the design of the bottle is perfect, it's a good size and easy to apply from the pump. Overall, I'm really happy with this PHB hand cream and I'm looking forward to trying out the rest of their range.


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

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sukin Lime & Coconut Botanical Body Wash & Hydrating Body Lotion - Review*


'Skincare that doesn’t cost the Earth.'

In 2007, Sukin was launched in Melbourne, Australia, after identifying a gap in the market for high efficacy, environmentally sustainable and affordable natural skincare. Sukin are passionate about providing “skincare that doesn’t cost the earth”. This tag line promotes Sukin’s stance on affordable pricing as well as referring to the natural and earth friendly ethos that they stand by. All of the products produced by Sukin are Australian made with ingredients that are naturally derived, cruelty free and vegan. All formulations are 100% Carbon Neutral, biodegradable and grey water safe. 

Our soap-free Lime and Coconut Botanical Body Wash refreshes and stimulates the senses while leaving skin clean and fresh. Jojoba, Avocado and Rosehip Oils are combined to purify, hydrate and soften the skin while cleansing. With a calming combination of Chamomile and Aloe Vera, skin is left feeling soothed and lightly hydrated. And our Lime and Coconut infused Hydration Body Lotion refreshes and stimulates the senses, while a nourishing combination of Rosehip, Avocado, and Jojoba Oils, along with Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter hydrate and smooth skin. An infusion of Aloe Vera, Nettle, Horsetail and Burdock restores the skin’s moisture barrier and helps to nourish dry skin.

I was kindly sent these two Sukin products from Fluorescent PR to review. Firstly, I really like the pump design of both bottles. This makes them perfect for using in the shower as only a little product is released each time, avoiding any product waste. Both the body wash and lotion smell very fresh and whilst the lime overpowers the coconut in the body wash, the body lotion smells more of coconut. For me this means that they both work really well together. I find that the body lotion soaks in well and it leaves a fresh subtle smelling scent afterwards. My skin felt very soft after the body lotion had sunk into my skin. And to me the body wash has a medium foaming process and sadly I felt that I needed to use a little more than usual, but other than that it does its job well and smells amazing!


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Zoya Armor Top Coat & Willa Nail Polishes - Review*


Zoya brings design-led inspiration to the world of safe, natural nail polish. Formulated without any of the top five synthetic nasties, there are over 500 irresistible colours to choose from, ranging from classic to ultra-cool, plus seasonal collections to look forward to.

Nails are ready to take on the world with Zoya Armor Topcoat & UV Blocker. Add a protective, ultra-glossy, flexible shine to nail colour and prevent exposure to yellowing UV rays. The super-brilliant, ultra-strong and flexible topcoat provides a chip-free coating to defend nail colour against wear and tear. And Willa by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage, densely pigmented onyx black cream. Originally released as 'Black Swan' during Zang Toi's NYFW SS15 show. A timeless, classic black for all occasions.

I applied Zoya's Armor Top Coat an hour after applying Willa, even though the nail polish had fully dried some of it came off onto the Armor Top Coat brush. I let the top coat dry and was revealed with an even shinier Willa. I also tried the Armor Top Coat on its own but it seemed to peel off in less than a week, made my nails quite dry and it wasn't as shiny as it is when paired with another polish. Overall I wasn't very impressed with Zoya's Armor Top Coat but I'm very much a fan of their shade Willa!


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Zoya Wendy & Rocha Nail Polishes - Review*


Zoya brings design-led inspiration to the world of safe, natural nail polish. Formulated without any of the top five synthetic nasties, there are over 500 irresistible colours to choose from, ranging from classic to ultra-cool, plus seasonal collections to look forward to.

Rocha by Zoya is described as a classic folly red cream with warm undertones that enhance a Summer glow. This is my favourite shade out of the two Summery nail polishes I chose to review from LoveLula this month. I love a good red or orange nail polish and Rocha offers both colours in one bottle! The nail polish stayed put for a good week and it will look great with a tan on holiday!

Wendy by Zoya is described as a juicy summer melon, deep enough to flatter a tan but bright enough to stand out. Unfortunately, I couldn't get on with this shade, I feel it's a little too peachy for me. It also took a few coats to get the shade streakless and for me, it ended up going sticky because of this. Luckily it was simple and easy enough to remove with my current remover.


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sukin Hydrating, Oil Balancing Anti-Pollution Facial Masques & Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque - Review*


 'Skincare that doesn't cost the earth...'

Sukin continues to maintain a strong stance on the environment and sustainability and has been certified as 100% carbon neutral, cruelty-free, and vegan for many years now, with all formulations being biodegradable.

Sukin's Hydrating Facial Masque is rich in Mango Seed Butter and has a blend of Avocado, Olive Fruit and Jojoba Oils to nourish and provide intense moisture to the skin. Enzymes of Papaya and Pineapple nourish the complexion and impart fruit acids and vitamins into the skin to encourage a smooth and healthy glow. This mask was kindly sent to me from Fluorescent PR. The mask itself is like a thick moisturiser so it doesn't dry hard on the skin. I like using this mask when my skin's feeling a little drier than usual as it's great for putting the moisture back into my skin.

Sukin's Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque is a clay-based Masque containing Kale, Goji Berry and Bentonite and is enriched with vitamins and antioxidants to detox, brighten the complexion and minimise the appearance of fine lines. The Avocado, Baobab and Rosehip Oils promote an even skin tone through intensive hydration properties. And the skin is then replenished, contributing towards maintaining youthful, glowing skin. I chose this mask to review from LoveLula.com as I love a hard drying clay mask and I this one really caught my eye. After using the mask my skin is left with a healthy glow and the visible appearance of my pores are also being reduced of over time.

Sukin's Oil Balancing Anti-Pollution Facial Masque is a Bamboo Charcoal, Rooibos Tea and Willowherb target impurities to keep pores clear. Bilberry, White tea and Pomegranate impart antioxidants for a healthy glow, while Quince aids in limiting shine and reducing the visible appearance of pores. Skin is then left moisturised and nourished by the Avocado, Coconut and Rosehip Oils. I was also kindly sent this mask from Fluorescent PR. This is another hard drying mask and I love using this one when my skin needs a little TLC due to spots or excess oil.


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Clear Lash & Brow Aloe Vera Gel Mascara - Review*



Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is an Australian natural makeup brand with Mexican heritage that prides itself on producing the highest quality, toxin-free, healthy and easy-to-use makeup. Founded in 2004 by Ere Perez, a Mexican-born natural therapist who has lived in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for many years, Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is an independent brand of toxin-free makeup, made from high-quality GMO-free and certified Cruelty Free ingredients.

A multi-purpose clear natural mascara made with Aloe Vera. Lengthens and highlights your true lash colour. Suitable for fake lashes/lash extensions, contact lenses and sensitive eyes. Totally vegan and tear-proof. Use as a brow groomer for extra shape and definition.

I love the idea of this clear Lash and Brow Mascara from Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics, but sadly I was disappointed with the actual product. Now the brush itself is wonderful (good size and easy to use), but no matter how many layers I applied to my lashes they just looked flat and had no volume to them at all. I also tried to tame my natural eyebrows with it, but afterwards, I could feel the product on my brows and later it dried and became flaky. The concept and idea of the product are great, sadly this specific clear mascara isn't personally for me, but hopefully, other people have got on with it!



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

Zoya Pixie Dust Nail Polishes in Dahlia & London - Review*

Sprinkle a little fairy dust around.

Zoya brings design-led inspiration to the world of safe, natural nail polish. Formulated without any of the top five synthetic nasties, there are over 500 irresistible colours to choose from, ranging from classic to ultra-cool, plus seasonal collections to look forward to. Zoya colours come in a range of brilliant finishes from lustrous crème through matte to glitter, from Satin to Pixie Dust. Complete the look with Zoya's super effective base coats, top coats and revolutionary removers. All are safe and easy to use and altogether pretty perfect.

I had high hopes for these Zoya nail polishes from their Pixie Dust range, but unfortunately, I found both products a nightmare to remove, even with a lot of nail remover. It's such a shame because both colours look amazing on (they're so sparkly), and they're quite easy to apply. The polishes also take up to ten minutes to dry, so don't apply these in a rush! I do love the fact that both polishes are free of toxic Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl phthalate, as are all of Zoya's nail polishes. 


These products were sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Eco by Sonya Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub - Review*


Eco by Sonya is a Certified Organic Australian tanning and body care brand who are now multi-award winning. The products in the range are Organic and 100% Natural. They are also certified toxin free by Safe Cosmetics Australia & certified Cruelty Free by Choose Cruelty free. If you have sensitive skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, Eco's products are perfect for you due to their natural healing properties.

An amazing revolutionary dry scrub that provides intense exfoliation yet is so soft it can be used on the face as well as body. It blends the hydrating, healing effects of coconut oil perfectly with the exfoliating effect of the pink salt crystals, with a bit of lemongrass thrown in for extra zing! It'll exfoliate and nourish your skin leaving it detoxed and smooth after rinse off. Expose wonderfully smooth and nourished skin whilst targeting stretch marks, dry flaky skin, cellulite and pigmentation.

I had originally ordered this Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub from Love Lula to use as a face scrub. So when I received the product I didn't read the directions on how to use it, I just simply covered my face with it, which was a silly mistake. I found the scrub way too oily for my already oily skin. I immediately pushed the product to the back of my shelves. I found out that my Mum had tried the scrub and then I realised it's meant to be used on dry skin before showering! Even on dry skin, I'm still going to avoid using this on my face, but it's complete heaven for my body, especially my feet. The scrub itself is thick and creamy and is a great product to use on dry feet. I love how soft my body and feet are left feeling after using this scrub on my dry skin.


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