Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Green People Rejuvenating Eye Cream - Review*




With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Green People offers a complete range of certified organic products for all of the family. Green People products are packed with up to 99% active natural and organic ingredients to protect, nourish, balance and, most importantly, respect your body.

Green People organic Rejuvenating Eye cream is made without parabens, lanolin, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), artificial perfumes, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, petrochemicals, phthalates and colourants to bring you the purest organic eye cream that nature can offer.  A soothing anti-ageing eye cream to reduce wrinkles and nourish delicate skin. The Plant Squalane, Glycerin and Perilla add nourishment for maximum hydration. Whilst the Tara Bush and Seaweed extracts lock in moisture for sustained long-term hydration. Ideal for use over-night to rejuvenate delicate skin.

I was on the hunt for a new eye cream as my current one was running out, I ended up coming across this really nice Rejuvenating Eye Cream by Green People from LoveLula.com. Firstly, I'm in love with the rounded nib that the tube provides! It's a great help, as you can easily apply the product directly to the skin without wasting any. I find that the cream itself soaks in nicely without leaving any greasy residue, which is what you want around your eyes really! My skin is then left feeling very smooth and soft throughout the day.


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

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Organyc 100% Organic Cotton Buds - Review *




Organyc only uses 100% organic cotton. Conventional cotton buds are usually made of synthetic materials such as viscose, rayon, polypropylene and superabsorbent polymers. These materials are predominately plastic and ultimately made from our diminishing crude oil resources that cannot biodegrade. Using our products which are biodegradable can make such a difference.

Made from 100% certified organic cotton, making them ideal for use as part of a gentle but effective skincare routine.

I've actually been using these Organyc Cotton Buds for a few years now and since seeing them on LoveLula.com I've been wanting to write a little review about them. These work like any other cotton bud but are extra special as they're both biodegradable and compostable. The packaging that they come in is also fully recyclable. The cotton buds are very simple to use and are also really soft and gentle. So say goodbye to non-biodegradable and non-compostable plastic cotton buds and swap over to these Organyc cotton that we can use without feeling guilty!



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

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Norvell Venetian Sunless Colour Extender & Venetian Sunless Mist - Review*




'Sun, Sea & Tan'

The Venetian range by Norvell Tanning creates a deep, dark Mediterranean tan. With a unique blend of violet and brown-toned bronzers, you are guaranteed a flawless colour with no orange hues! The range consists of four products designed to give you your desired sunless colour. All Norvell Tanning products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, paraben and gluten-free.

Venetian Sunless Colour Extender
A rich moisturiser mixed with an effective amount of DHA, this buildable formula gradually develops intensity over multiple applications. Perfectly prolonging your Venetian tan.

Venetian Sunless Mist Aerosol Spray
If you prefer a tanning mist, this micro-fine sunless spray will give you the Paradise-ready deep, tan of your dreams in an instant. The violet and brown tone bronzers mean there's no need to worry about those pesky orange hues! 

I was kindly sent these two Venetian Sunless products from Norvell to help me get my body looking tanned before the bare arm and leg season starts. I really like the packaging of the products and both formulas actually smell quite nice, unlike most fake tanning products. I've actually never used fake tan in spray form before, I've only ever used it as a cream or lotion. I found out that spray form isn't really my sort of thing as I feel I need a professional spraying me to get an even looking tan. I do really like Norvell's Venetian Sunless Colour Extender though, I find fake tan lotions and creams a lot easier to use than sprays as they spread a lot better. The Colour Extender rubs in well and leaves my skin looking instantly tanned and golden. I can't wait to use this before I go on holiday later on this year!


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

Eviternity Skincare Activated Charcoal Deep Pore Cleanser Facial Peel-Off Mask - Review*


 

Reveal your natural appeal with our amazing UK made body & skincare products. Started from humble beginnings as a company dedicated to supplying the best face masks on the market - we have quickly grown to bring you a bigger range of better products. Our aim is to bring you only the best and most effective products at prices better than the old big brands, we pay extremely close attention to the ingredients we use, and the manufacturing processes we adapt to ensure we bring you superior products that keep you looking great! We care about the environment and source everything responsibly and we would never allow any products or ingredients which have been tested on animals to find there way into our products.

Our UK Made Activated Charcoal Face Peel with Tea Tree oil is formulated with Activated Charcoal to detoxify and deep clean pores, the Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out trapped dirt deep within the pores. This invigorating Charcoal face mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin leaving your face looking and feeling revitalised. Helps Clear Blackheads, cleans pores, detoxifies skin and creates a glow. Made in the UK, vegan, cruelty-free & made from naturally derived ingredients.

I've been on the hunt for a vegan peel-off mask for years now, so my dreams came true when I came across this one! I actually came across Eviternity Skincare on a sponsored advert on Instagram. I never really trust these adverts but this time I did and I'm so glad that I did. I got in contact with Eviternity Skincare to find out some more information about the mask. They were super friendly and even agreed to send me a tube of their Activated Charcoal Deep Pore Cleanser Facial Peel-Off Mask in return for a blog review. I quickly received the mask which I tried right away. This mask is exactly what I've been looking and hoping for. It leaves my skin feeling super soft after use and I've actually witnessed blackheads being removed! Overall, I'm so happy with the results of this face mask that I actually bought a second tube.


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

Monday, 23 April 2018

The Mooncup Menstrual Cup, Four Years On - Review




Four years ago I nervously purchased my first ever Mooncup*. If you would 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 four years 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!

SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Poppy - Review*



'Enlighten yourself. Be a SpaRitualist. Because we all deserve to live the good life.'

Dedicated to the spa tradition, SpaRitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products and packaging perfectly crafted for the enlightened consumer. We use Vegan ingredients from around the world, including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wildcrafted or organic. The formulations are naturally coloured and free of synthetic dyes. SpaRitual is constantly monitoring sustainability issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of environmental awareness. 

Vegan formulation free from DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

I've been wanting to try SpaRitual's Nail Lacquer in Poppy since going cruelty-free and vegan nearly three years ago! I came across the nail lacquer over on LoveLula.com this month and instantly added it to my shopping basket. The shade is definitely as bright as it looks in my photos, it's my perfect orange red. The nail lacquer goes on really easily and is also easy to remove with the brands nail polish remover. I personally found that two coats of Poppy is needed to get full coverage of the colour. I also really like the rubber handle which I find easy to keep a hold of when applying the product. I can't wait to wear this shade when I have a Summer tan!



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

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Chamomile Eye Shadow Palette in Beautiful - 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.

Eyeshadow palette featuring 6 unique shades to take you from day to night. Made with calming ingredients including chamomile for sensitive eyes, which may help reduce inflammation and soothe the delicate skin of the eye area. This palette has 3 matte base shades and 3 shimmer shades for a touch of shine. Neutral, complimentary colours to suit all complexions. Best applied with our must-have eco-vegan eye brushes. Your eyes are important, give them the natural best!

I decided to venture into some slightly different coloured eye shadows compared to my usual blacks and greys. And I must say, I've quite enjoyed experimenting with Ere Perez's Chamomile Eye Shadow Palette in Beautiful from LoveLula.com this month. I love the look of the white packaging and the palette itself is light and easy to travel with. I found these shadows a little creamier than my current ones so it took me a little longer to create the look that I was trying to achieve. In the end I was happy with my golden results. I soon realised that I've never had so much glitter on my eyelids, I loved it. I also really love that the palette is refillable, the shadows just pop out when you need to replace them with new ones! Overall I'm super happy with this Ere Perez Palette, I find the shadows a great shade for a night out.


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

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Inika Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor Highlighter in Gold - Review*





'Shine bright like a diamond.'

Made with the finest, most gentle natural ingredients, INIKA products have become a saving grace for people who struggle with allergies and sensitivities to other cosmetics. Made in Australia, the range offers outstanding performance, unquestionable quality and a stylish product selection with the most glamorous results. Available in colours and finishes not seen before in natural makeup. Products are easy to wear, kind to skin and remain clear on your conscience. The multi-award winning range includes best-selling mineral foundations and concealers, mineral eye shadows and mascaras, professional brushes and creamy lipsticks. The products are becoming must-haves even for those without sensitive skin as the quality, range and finish easily rival the most high-end, chemical alternatives.

Create a highlighted look that is so dewy that it appears as if it’s lit from within. With a creamy formula that blends easily across the high planes of the face, this illuminisor is buildable for a natural glow through to an ethereal highlight. Made with Certifed Organic Coconut Oil (nourishing), Certifed Organic Cocoa Butter (rich in healthy fatty acids), Carnauba Wax (softening) and Candelilla Wax (high in nutrients) and further enriched by Certified Organic Argan Oil (ultra-moisturising) and Vitamin E (anti-oxidant). Gold: The perfect illuminator for all skin tones.

I must confess, I've never owned or tried a highlighter... I don't wear foundation or anything like that but I was on the hunt for something to make my skin shine. I came across this Inika Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor Highlighter on LoveLula.com. I ended up going with the shade Gold, and I'm so glad that I did as for me, it's perfect. Inika always get me with their packaging, simple yet very classy looking. I find the product itself to be a creamy formula which is easy to apply with my fingers, it also blends into the skin very nicely. I personally love using this highlighter for a little extra something when getting ready for a night out.


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

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Kure Bazaar 3-Way Nail Buffer Block - Review*



'Buff away!'

Kure Bazaar's 3 Way-Buffer Block is a combination file and buffer, that is designed to shape and smooth nails - remove ridges, imperfections and discolourations - prevent the nails from splitting and tearing - gives nails a beautiful, natural shiny finish Ideal for creating a smooth base for long lasting nail polish. Or use alone to make your nails look naturally fresh and shiny without the need for nail polish.


Step 1: Use the black coarse side to shape nails. Always file from the edge of the nail to the centre, using long smooth strokes. 
Step 2: Use the green soft side to smooth ridges on the surface of the nail. 
Step 3: Use the white side to create and maintain a finer, high gloss finish. Repeat every few days to maintain a natural shine.

I've used nail buffers in the past, so long ago that I'd forgotten how good these little blocks actually are! This particular one is by Kure Bazaar, a brand which I've only just come across on LoveLula.com. Along with their lovely looking nail colours, I came across the 3-Way Nail Buffer Block which brought back memories of how good buffer blocks are. Beforehand, I was using clear nail varnishes to make my nails shiny, but now that I have this little accessory I no longer need to! It's really quite simple to use and I've been using it once a week ever since. It's really made a difference to the appearance of my nails that are now super smooth and soft! 


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

Friday, 30 March 2018

Nailberry L’Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer in Shade Black Berry - Review*



The colours have been carefully chosen to compose six classic collections: The Berries, The French, The Must, The Blues, The Neutrals and The Fall/Winter. Choosing a nail polish isn’t so simple. Depending on your mood, your outfit and the season you will vary from time to time the colour of your nails. It is an accessory as much as jewellery, handbags and shoes can be. With our full range, you will find all the colours a woman would ever need.

Explore L’Oxygéné, Nailberry's luxury breathable nail polish. The innovative lacquer contains a breakthrough formulation that allows air and moisture to pass through the polish resulting in healthier nails. Free from Formaldehyde, Toluene, Camphor, DPB or Formaldehyde Resin, it is suitable for pregnant women, children and most allergy sufferers. Vegan and cruelty-free, it provides long-lasting, salon quality finish without compromise.

I've been on the hunt for the perfect black nail varnish for quite some time now. My hunt was finally over when I came across Nailberry's Black Berry L’Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer on LoveLula.com. Firstly, I'm really liking the simple yet classy looking bottle and long brush that the bottle provides. One coat of the product is enough, this amazes me as I've usually needed two or three with other black nail varnishes. Black Berry is a lovely dark black and I find it great for any occasion. The nail varnish seemed to last me a week which is pretty good for a dark shade! I'm really looking forward to trying out more shades by Nailberry in the future.


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

Monday, 19 March 2018

Narynda Skincare Night Cream - Review*


'Wake up to happy skin with a soft, healthy glow!'

Our natural range consists of eight products. Each product is carefully formulated using the highest quality ingredients giving its unique effect on the skin with a blend of natural oils, butter and waxes. We use a base of oat extracts for their healing, soothing and moisturising properties, combined with a variety of oils, fruit extracts, butter and waxes. Together they promise to hydrate, rejuvenate and protect your skin for long-lasting benefits. All our ingredients are ethically sourced and are 100% natural. We carefully select only the purest raw materials so we can perfectly formulate them into our high-performance products. Our packaging is also sourced with the environment in mind and can be recycled. We stay away from harsh chemicals, alcohols and fragrances as they can irritate your skin.

A soothing, rich cream packed with healing oat oils and antioxidants to repair and re-energise skin overnight - it works while you sleep. This Night Cream has a high concentration of oat extracts and olive waxes that deeply hydrate the skin by adding intense moisture, whilst still being light so it doesn’t block pores. The oat oils lock in moisture and keep the skin plump by promoting a natural production of collagen whilst also accelerating the skin’s natural healing process. The blend of oat extracts works together as anti-inflammatories to soothe the skin so it can quickly calm irritations and repair itself giving you a healthier complexion. The deeply hydrating Hyaluronic Acid is essential for cell renewal, which boosts the skin’s elasticity. We have also added flower extracts to give your skin an extra boost as they help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by repairing cells. These blends work all night so your skin is still hydrated in the morning. 

I was on the hunt for a new anti-aging facial cream to work its magic on me during the night. Now, LoveLula.com have quite a few different anti-aging night creams. This Narynda Skincare Night Cream caught my eye as the cream is said to be suitable for all skin types and is ideal for dry, combination or problem skin that is irritated, damaged or unbalanced. In general, I tend to find anti-aging creams quite thick which isn't great for my oily skin. So when I read that this one is suitable for all skin types including combination I wanted to give it a go. Firstly, I really like the product's packaging it's simple yet it still manages to look very high-end. The first thing I do with a new product is check out the scent and to me, this cream has a very fresh oaty scent to it which I like. Now, with the cream itself, I found out you only need to apply a small amount as a little goes a long way. After about a week of using the cream, I did notice a few spots appearing but I wasn't sure if it was due to how much of product I was applying. Since then I've been applying a little less of the cream then I was before and my skin seems to now be fine. I enjoy using this anti-aging night cream and I hope it's helping banish my future wrinkles!


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

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Stop The Water While Using Me! Moroccan Mint Lip Balm - Review*


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”.

The high Vitamin E content and the natural moisturising shea butter in this lip balm are a real treat for dry lips. It immediately soothes them and leaves them feeling wonderfully soft. The extract of gentle marigold provides extra moisture and has a calming and soothing effect on chapped lips. A combination of organic Buriti, Sesame, Jojoba and Apricot Kernel oils provides long-lasting nourishment. The fine hint of Moroccan Mint adds a pleasant touch of cool freshness. 


• Specially made for dry lips • Marigold provides a calming effect 
• A combination of oils provides long-lasting nourishment 

I'm a lover of lip balms and when I came across this Moroccan Mint Lip Balm by Stop The Water While Using Me on LoveLula.com I was obviously interested in trying it out. I haven't used a tubed lip balm for years so this was a nice change. I really like the squeezy tube and shape of the nib as I feel that you can control how much product is coming out. The slanted nib makes application easy and it spreads the lip balm out nice and even. For me, the scent is much more citrusy than minty but it still smells lovely. I find that the lip balm stays on for a long time and that it soaks in well leaving a non-sticky looking gloss. 


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

Monday, 12 March 2018

PHB Ethical Beauty Mineral Eyebrow Powder in Brunette & Brow Define Brush - Review*


'Define those brows'

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.

Gentle and long lasting for naturally beautiful brows. Available in 4 Shades PHB Mineral Eyebrow Powders define and fill-in brows with natural-looking colour to highlight facial features and frame the eyes. They never smudge and provide incredible staying power. Made with the purest minerals that are kind to sensitive skin. Use to naturally define your brows.

• Free of nanoparticles, parabens, bismuth oxychloride, talc, formaldehyde, mineral oils, fillers, gluten, fragrance, preservatives & GM ingredients. • Long lasting • Smudge proof • Water resistant & oil-free • Buildable colour • 100% natural- great for sensitive skin • Vegan, cruelty-free and halal 

Small thin angled brush perfect for applying brow powder. Can also be used for eyeshadow. Our vegan Brow Define Brush is the perfect multi-function brush to fill in and define your eyebrows with ease. The perfect tool to use with PHB Pressed Mineral Brow Powder. This multi-purpose brush is also ideal for applying eyeshadow wet to create an eyeliner effect and achieve a sleek finish look. Great for creating different colour eyeliner.

• Vegan (no animal hairs)  • Cruelty-free  Gentle to Skin • Handmade • Sustainable Materials • Eco-friendly Soft Bristles • Halal Certified •

Every now and again I try to shade in my eyebrows and this time I came across the PHB Eyebrow Powder in Brunette to do the job along with their Brow Define Brush on LoveLula.com. Obviously, these two items go hand in hand and I find that they work really well together. The shade Brunette is better suited for dark blonde to medium brown brows and the only downside for me is that it's little too auburn for me. The brush is easy to use and blend with and is very precise when applying the eyebrow powder. I found that the product stayed on all day after a days work and didn't seem to smudge at all. 


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

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Nailberry L’Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer in Shade Flocon - Review*



'White as snow'

The colours have been carefully chosen to compose six classic collections: The Berries, The French, The Must, The Blues, The Neutrals and The Fall/Winter. Choosing a nail polish isn’t so simple. Depending on your mood, your outfit and the season you will vary from time to time the colour of your nails. It is an accessory as much as jewellery, handbags and shoes can be. With our full range, you will find all the colours a woman would ever need. 

Explore L’Oxygéné, Nailberry's luxury breathable nail polish. The innovative lacquer contains a breakthrough formulation that allows air and moisture to pass through the polish resulting in healthier nails. Free from Formaldehyde, Toluene, Camphor, DPB or Formaldehyde Resin, it is suitable for pregnant women, children and most allergy sufferers. Vegan and cruelty-free, it provides long-lasting, salon quality finish without compromise.

Since recently growing my nails out I've been wanting to try out a French manicure on myself. I came across this pure white shade called Flocon by Nailberry on LoveLula.com and thought it looked perfect for a French manicure. French manicures aside, I found that the long brush made the nail lacquer easy to apply to my nails. I also found the product simple to remove with my current nail colour remover. I'm really liking the design of the Nailberry bottles, I find that a flat bottle is easier to work with as opposed to an around one. There's no doubt that I need a lot of practice when it comes to French manicures. It ended up taking me a while and the results weren't really what I was hoping for but on the upside, my thumbnail above does look great!

• Ultra long wear and resistant • High pigmentation • UV filter to prevent discolouration and yellowing • Glides on effortlessly and flawlessly • High gloss finish 



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

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

PHB Ethical Beauty All-In-One Black Mascara - 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.

This Award Winning natural mascara lengthens, thickens and volumises lashes… and is perfect for sensitive eyes. PHB’s Award Winning All-In-One Natural Mascara is the perfect all-encompassing mascara. It lengthens, thickens and volumises lashes with a gentle water-resistant formula that lasts all day without ever smudging or flaking. Made with a unique blend of botanical oils which nourish and protect, helping to lengthen and strengthen lashes naturally for beautiful eyes. Great for sensitive eyes that water easily.

• Free of nanoparticles, parabens, bismuth oxychloride, talc, formaldehyde, mineral oils, fillers, gluten, fragrance, preservatives & GM ingredients. • Lengthens, thickens and volumises • Water resistant • Never flakes or smudges • Nourishes and strengthens lashes • Free from petrochemicals • Great for sensitive eyes • Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Halal Certified • 


I've really enjoyed trying out this PHB Ethical Beauty All-In-One Black Mascara from LoveLula.com this month.The product separates my lashes well without leaving any clumps of the mascara behind. I find the brush easy and simple to use, which is a big thing when it comes to mascaras! I've worn the mascara quite a few times now and it hasn't flaked as of yet, on a night out or at work which is a bouns. I find my lashes are extended to a nice natural length with this mascara which makes it a nice day to day product for myself.


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

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Inika Certified Organic Liquid Eyeliner in Black - Review*



'May your eyeliner always be even.'

Made with the finest, most gentle natural ingredients, INIKA products have become a saving grace for people who struggle with allergies and sensitivities to other cosmetics. Made in Australia, the range offers outstanding performance, unquestionable quality and a stylish product selection with the most glamorous results. Available in colours and finishes not seen before in natural makeup. Products are easy to wear, kind to skin and remain clear on your conscience. The multi-award winning range includes best-selling mineral foundations and concealers, mineral eye shadows and mascaras, professional brushes and creamy lipsticks. The products are becoming must-haves even for those without sensitive skin as the quality, range and finish easily rival the most high-end, chemical alternatives. 

The ultimate eye definition with all natural, vegan ingredients. This certified organic liquid eyeliner provides intense, long-lasting and smudge proof, and features an ergonomic handle for easy application. Contains certified organic Aloe Vera, certified organic Black Tea Leaf Extract and Mineral Pigments. Also free from quick-drying alcohols. 

• 100% natural • Certified organic or vegan or both • Certified halal • Certified cruelty-free • Free from Parabens • Free from Petrochemicals, fillers and talc • Free from Bismuth Oxychloride and GM ingredients • Free of preservatives, Mineral oils, Phthalates and fragrances • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) • Packed in recyclable packaging •

I've recently been getting back into make-up. I've always loved a liquid eyeliner so I was looking forward to trying one out again. Whilst on the hunt for a new product to try, I came across this Inika Liquid Eyeliner in black from LoveLula.com. I'm in love with how classy their product packaging is and I seem to be slowly but surely creating my own Inika collection. I decided to try the eyeliner on a night out, so I applied it before hitting the town. It took me a few coats of the product to get a perfect consistency and even look, but I got there in the end. After dancing the night away and heading home I was ready to remove the eyeliner as quickly as possible. To my surprise, the eyeliner was looking the same as when I  had left the house! And luckily it was super quick and easy to remove with my coconut oil, which is what I needed during the early hours of the morning. Overall, I'm quite pleased with this liquid eyeliner and I'm looking forward to using it again.


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

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Sugar StripEase Waxing At Home Range - Review




'Hair removal for people who care about fluffy bunnies.'


Since Sugar StripEase was established in 1989 they have always manufactured in the UK. It's important to them that they maintain the highest standards and by manufacturing themselves in their factory, they are able to ensure that every batch that goes out is of the finest quality. They also endeavour to use British suppliers wherever possible and to support local businesses as much as they can. The company are proud to be the only hair remover to display the Made in Britain logo and they claim that they will continue to do so. All of the Sugar StripEase packagings are recyclable and in order to make the product as environmentally friendly as possible, they have become the first ones to introduce reusable waxing strips. This means they're the ultimate eco-choice for anyone on a quest to be fuzz-free! Sugar StripEase do not test any of their products or ingredients on animals, and they are careful to ensure that their suppliers have the same standards. The company have been BUAV certified since 1989 and have maintained their standards for the last two decades. They're also very proud to display the Leaping Bunny logo which certifies them as cruelty-free. The company are also approved for use by the Vegan Society, so therefore all of Sugar StripEase products are vegan suitable. Sugar StripEase has been created to take the chore out of hair removal. Sugar StripEase isn't just chemical-free: based on 100% natural ingredients, the exclusive formulation is literally good-enough-to-eat. And it can be used on all areas of the body from upper lip to bikini line, legs to underarms!

This skin-softening blend has been formulated to be microwaveable, retaining its heat in the jar so you have plenty of ‘playtime’ to treat the areas you wish to de-hair. Sugar StripEase also eliminates the risk of ingrown hairs, as hair re-growth will always be in its natural direction.

Each pack contains 15 strips and three spatulas. Exclusively sourced for use with Sugar StripEase, these non-fraying, washable strips can be reused. And the two different sized spatulas are for application over larger and smaller areas. 

Sugar StripEase Pure Fine Talc is the perfect way to prepare the skin for using Sugar StripEase. Free from perfume and titanium dioxide, Sugar StripEase Pure Fine Talc is the most natural and effective way to ready the skin for a silky smooth finish. 

Sugar StripEase Soothing Mist is a carefully created spray for use after waxing. The Spring Water with Witch Hazel and Bergamot essential oils will soothe, and leave the skin feeling fresh and silky smooth. 

Heaven in a jar! This is honestly the best waxing range that I have ever tried. I've been through a lot of home waxing kits and this just tops them all! Every month I would make a visit to a local salon to have all of my waxing taken care of, which would cost me just over £40 a month. When I became vegan I started feeling guilty as I knew that the products they were using on me weren't vegan-friendly. I had come across Sugar StripEase before but I thought it was going to be like the other waxing products that I had previously disliked. I was very wrong, as whenever I use Sugar StripEase it feels like I've had my waxing done in a salon but at a fraction of the price. Now that I wax at home I don't have to wait for random appointments at the salon and I can wax whenever I like, which is much more convenient for me. I've used the wax on all areas and it's been great, just like a salon finished wax. It takes less than 60 seconds to heat up in a microwave. The wax melts into a honey-like consistency, making it so easy to use. The Pure Fine Talc is used for dusting on pre-waxed areas and the Soothing Mist is for spraying on post-waxed areas, both products are very helpful. The strips and spatula are both of very good quality and they're so easy to clean the wax off of them afterwards as the wax just melts away under warm water. The only thing I would say is that It does take me a quite a while to clean off all of my used strips and it seems to use up quite a lot of water when doing this. If anyone has any tips to prevent this taking time and using a lot of water then I would love to know, please. Other than that I am totally in love with Sugar StripEase and I wish I had bought the whole range sooner as I would have saved myself a lot of money and trips to the salon in the past! As you can probably tell I've really enjoyed using the range and I've already repurchased the products many a time.

Director of Aqua Natural Ltd, Hafiz Khandwala has very kindly offered my readers a discount code valid until 18/03/18. Please enter 'Lizzie25' for 25% off of your order!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Giovanni 2Chic Frizz Be Gone Taming Cream - Review*




'Frizz Be Still. Frizz Be Gone'

Giovanni's principles are based on beauty from the elements and beauty from within. Their pioneering formulae include vitamins, herbs, minerals, proteins and nutrients that ensure your hair & skin looks and feels its best. And their simple yet unique bottles add a funky modern twist to the bathroom.

Twenty Benefits to improve your smooth. Improve your smooth with organic essential oils that know how to tame your mane. Frizz Decoded. 

1. Soft to Medium Hold 2. Heat Styling Protection 3. Won’t Weigh Hair Down 4. Smooths Strands 5. Long-Lasting Control 6. Defines Waves & Curls 7. Rejuvenates Vibrancy 8. Style Manageability 9. Disciplines Flyaways 10. Prevents Breakage 11. Controls Frizz 12. Adds Shine 13. Soft Finish 14. Hydrates Tresses 15. Humidity Control 16. Color Safe 17. Distributes Easily 18. Adds Texture 19. Controls Static 20. Non-greasy.


Ever since I've changed from a side parting to a middle one, I've accumulated a lot of flyaway hairs. To help with these I was on the hunt for a product to keep them at bay. I came across this 2Chic Frizz Be Gone Taming Cream by Giovanni on LoveLula.com and decided to give the product a go. My first impressions were that the cream smells absolutely lovely! I also love how cute and pink the packaging looks. The cream claims to be non-greasy but I personally found it to be quite greasy to hand. At first, I applied the product to my hair whilst it was still damp. I feel that I had applied too much, as my hair became very greasy looking, to the point where I had to re-wash my hair. The second time around I applied a tiny amount to my dry and already styled hair, this didn't seem to make my hair look greasy at all and it helped with flyaways, which is what I was looking for.


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