Sunday, 19 April 2015

Skin Blossom Body Wash, Body Lotion, Hand Cream & Face Moisturiser - Review


Skin Blossom is an award-winning UK skincare company, with a mission to make affordable, gorgeous organic skin care and effective organic hair care. All of their organic skin care and hair care is certified by the Soil Association, as well as being Vegan Society registered. The organic beauty range has all you need for a face, body and hair regime. Their products are packed with organic ingredients and are 98.85% natural & free from harsh ingredients such as SLS, SLES, ALS, Phylates, Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM, PEGS, Silicones, synthetic colour & fragrance, Petrochemicals, Urea, DEA, MEA, TEA, GLYCOLS and GM ingredients.

My favourite products from the collection are the Rose Geranium, Restore & Protect Hand Cream and the Orange and Argan Hydrate & Nurture Body Moisturiser. I find that the hand cream is easily absorbed and is great for very dry hands as it leaves my hands feeling really soft and non-greasy afterwards. The body moisturiser has a subtle orange smell, which is quite pleasant. I find that it sinks in quickly and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky afterwards. The only problem that I have with the body moisturiser is that when applying it, it feels quite strange and the only way I can describe this is a waterproof feeling that disappears after it's applied. My least favourite products from my collection are the Antioxidant, Light & Nourishing Face Moisturiser and the Aloe Soothe & Hydrate Body Wash. I personally feel that the face moisturiser left my skin feeling very sticky and greasy, and this feeling didn't seem to disappear during the day. I ended up giving this product to Mum to try out but she felt the same way about it too. I personally think that the body wash has a strange orange scent, it isn't overpowering but it's unusual. The product lathers up well but not enough to cover my whole body so I needed to use quite a lot of the product. Overall, I was half and half with this collection but I'm glad that I got to try the collection out.

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

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Stacy - Review

Free from harmful chemicals and toxins, Zoya products are truly the way forward. Their products are formulated without any of the top five synthetic nasties which are, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP (Phthalates) and Camphor. There are over 500 irresistible colours to choose from, ranging from classic to ultra-cool, plus seasonal collections to look forward to. Zoya colours also come in a range of brilliant finishes from lustrous crème through matte to glitter, from Satin to Pixie Dust. Zoya is the leading name in natural nail products and all of their products are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and safe to use during pregnancy.

Stacy by Zoya can be best described as a deep wine cream with purple and raspberry undertones. A dark-but-not-black, vintage vampy shade.

I kindly received this lovely nail lacquer for Christmas after eagerly writing it down on my Christmas list! My favourite colours to wear on my nails are pinks, reds, oranges and anything in between those colours. Over the years I've experimented with different colours such as blues and greens but I've always felt that those colours have never really suited me. Since going, vegan I understood that I needed to update my nail colour collection to a much more vegan-friendly collection. I already had a lot of Barry M polishes, so I kept those and ended up giving the rest away! So far 'Stacy' is the only colour that I have from Zoya's huge collection, but I definitely have my eye on a few more colours that I'd like to try. I love the brush that this bottle provides, it's quite thin and very flat, but it's the best one I've come across so far. The brush covers my nails in just a few strokes and for me, this colour doesn't even need a second coat! I'd describe the colour as a very deep raspberry shade which I find very flattering. The formula is very quick drying and I can wear the colour on my toenails for a week without it getting chipped and I'd say at least five days maximum on my fingernails. Overall I will definitely be buying a few (a lot) more of Zoya's colours in the near future due to loving the great quality of their range.  

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Greenfrog Botanic Geranium & Peppermint Body Wash & Neroli & Lime Hand Wash - Review*

In Greenfrog products you will only find plant-based derivatives. And what you won't find are petrochemical derivatives, sulphates, parabens, palm oil or any harmful chemicals. This is because Greenfrog cares about the goodness of the products that they produce and also want to ensure that there's a minimum impact on the Planet when creating their products! The range is made from certified organic soapberries (Sapindus Mukorrossi) harvested by farmers in the Himalayas, shipped from India by boat to Europe, from which they extract the natural soap (Saponin). They then simply mix it with certified organic aloe vera, a few plant-derived foaming agents, surfactants and essential oils of the best quality. Their products are 98% natural and the ingredients are all very quickly biodegradable. Their products are also registered by the Vegetarian and The Vegan Society, are cruelty-free and are also in the process of getting the Leaping Bunny Logo as well as the Ethical Buyer Certification for their products.

Green Frog Botanic was kindly looking for bloggers to review their products and after looking at the products on their website, I asked whether it would be possible to review them. They kindly agreed and these were what they sent me, the Geranium & Peppermint Body Wash and the Neroli & Lime Hand Wash.

Geranium and Peppermint Body Wash 

Condition your skin with the magical qualities of certified organic soapberries. Our soap from nature is grown in Himalayan mountains and is extremely gentle and respects the pH of your skin. The combination of moisturising aloe vera, calming geranium and cooling peppering oil in this body wash acts as a deep conditioner for your skin, leaving it hydrated, nourished and full of antioxidants.

I found this body wash to have quite a manly scent due to the peppermint, but it's not overpowering like you think it might be and it doesn't linger on your skin afterwards. I found that the body wash lathered up well and it left my skin feeling clean and soft afterwards.

Neroli and Lime Hand Wash

Spoil your hands with the magical qualities of certified organic soapberries. Our soap from nature is grown in Himalayan mountains and is extremely gentle and respects the pH of your skin. The combination of moisturising aloe vera, rejuvenating neroli and purifying, antibacterial lime in this hand wash will gently nourish and moisturise dry hands and raise your spirits.

This was my favourite product out of the two. I really like the fresh citrus smell it gives off and because of this, it leaves your hands feeling and smelling very clean. It lathers up well and doesn't dry out your hands afterwards. Overall I'll be keeping the fresh smelling hand wash in mind when I need to repurchase hand soap again.

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