Sunday, 28 June 2015

Benecos Nail Polish in Mighty Orange & Oh La La - Review

For a long time, natural cosmetics had a bland, generic look, limited product choices and, generally, high prices. However, this is no longer the case because at Benecos we offer bright, modern, cruelty-free products all at affordable prices. Our products are natural and organic and our make-up range is filled with a variety of colours, so say goodbye to dull and boring and hello to the vibrant and dynamic world of Benecos colour cosmetics! The Benecos range is BDIH certified except the happy nails nail polish range which is now free from 8 harmful chemicals (toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, phthalates, parabens, silicones, TPHP and colophony). Over 72% of our products are vegan, this means that they do not contain any animal ingredients or derivatives and that our products contain less harmful chemicals than other cosmetic brands. We are continually developing our products to ensure effectivity and results to bring you the best natural and organic products possible. Our team are constantly on the lookout for the newest make-up trends to make sure our cosmetic collection remains modern and fresh.

Your hands are on show daily, give your nails a splash of colour with Benecos natural nail polish, which will suit all nails, long and short. This vegan-friendly natural nail polish is free from toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, phthalates, colophony and has not been tested on animals.

These two colours are perfect for the Summertime as they're bright, bold and cheerful! I find that these nail polishes only needed two layers of the product to get a good opaque look. They also seem to last quite a long time without chipping or flaking off, which is great for when you're on holiday. I really like the range of different colours that Benecos has to offer us, ranging from dark to light. The next colour that I'd like to try out would be their 'Vintage Red', as I do love a good rich red!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Lovea Nourishing Shea Butter Hand Cream - Review*

The Lovea range is full of certified organic skin, hair & body care and is packed with nourishing natural ingredients. Lovea's nourishing hand cream is enriched with nutritious organic Burkina Shea Butter which is said to soothe and nourish dry hands perfectly.

The Lovea Nature Nutritive Hand Cream, enriched with Shea butter, nourishes and repairs dry hands. Made with 95% natural ingredients, its creamy texture leaves hands soft, hydrated and delicately fragranced. Non-sticky.

The second product that I decided to review this month from MyPure was this Lovea Nourishing Shea Butter Hand Cream. When it comes to hand creams I like something that isn't greasy, isn't too heavy, doesn't have a strong smell and it has to leave my hands feeling like they've had some good moisturisation! This hand cream definitely ticks the boxes of not being greasy or heavy and it leaves my hands feeling really soft and moisturised afterwards. I found that the cream itself was quickly absorbed and I wasn't left with any sticky residue. My only problem with this product is the fact that it smells very strongly of nuts. If you like nutty scents then this may be the perfect hand cream for you!

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

Sunday, 7 June 2015

A'kin Jojo & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub - Review*

MYPure were the first UK store to sell A'kin way back in 2004, since then it has gone on to become one of the UK's favourite natural beauty brands. We have collected over 2000 A'kin reviews and the fantastic feedback is real proof A'kin delivers great results. A'kin is made from the finest natural ingredients, chosen for their purity and skin friendly compatibility. A'kin does not contain sulfates, ethoxylates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrochemical cleansers, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA and artificial colours. All A'kin products are ingredient-rich, vegan, and use certified organic ingredients where possible, they have been formulated without animal ingredients or animal testing. A'kin products are certified vegan by the Australian Vegan Society. They are also halal certified.

Reveal more vibrant looking, skin that feels soft and smooth with the help of A’kin Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub. This natural facial exfoliator refines skin texture by gently clearing away dead surface skin with the help of fine Jojoba and Corn beads. Enriched with pure botanic actives like Witch Hazel and Vitamin B5 to soothe and clarify, A’kin natural facial exfoliant will deeply cleanse and prepare your skin for better absorption.

The first product that I decided I'd like to review from MyPure this month was something that I've had my eye on for a while now, which was the luxurious A'kin Jojo & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub. When I opened the face scrub I was expecting a cream based scrub but instead, I was presented with a lovely smelling gel-based scrub. Even though the product wasn't quite what I was expecting it turned out to be quite a nice surprise. It is said to be suitable for all skin types, but if you're someone who suffers from dry or sensitive skin and doesn't like a scrub that's too harsh on your skin I would definitely recommend this product to you as it's very gentle on the skin. The product itself is quite runny which means you don't need a lot of it to cover your whole face. After using the scrub my skin was left feeling quite fresh and really soft. My favourite thing about this face scrub is the scent that it has, I can't quite put my finger on what it smells like but it's soft and sweet smelling, like a flower. I think this product is a great scrub to use throughout the week, alongside a thicker scrub that's used once or twice a week as I do prefer something not so gentle for my oily t-zone and blackheads! I also think that this would be a great product to take on holiday with you, as I've personally found that thicker based scrubs feel harsher when your face has been in the sun so this gel-based scrub would be perfect!

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

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Faith in Nature Coconut Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel & Body Lotion - Review

Faith in Nature believes that everyone should benefit from what the earth provides. That’s why they're so passionate about keeping their prices affordable, and using only the best natural ingredients because they believe that only by ensuring that everyone can afford to go natural can they truly make a difference. Business wise, Faith in Nature believe in making decisions that put their people and the environment first. That means manufacturing locally, treating people as they'd like to be treated, and being as green as they can in everything they do. As for the planet, they believe in harnessing the healing powers of nature, but not abusing it in the process. And because of this, they believe that using naturally derived, cruelty-free sources is what makes their products work so beautifully.

The humble coconut packs a bigger punch than just a gorgeous smell as it’s also loaded with natural anti-inflammatory antioxidants. These help keep skin in tip-top condition by smoothing it and keeping moisture in. Its excellent natural moisturising properties mean it’s worth making products formulated with organic coconut and naturally derived ingredients part of your go-to natural beauty routine, helping to keep skin hydrated throughout the year.

Out of the many lovely sounding scents that Faith in Nature has to offer, the coconut range has to be my favourite out of them all! I really love using both the Coconut Shampoo and Coconut Conditioner together as they smell wonderful and they never leave my hair feeling heavy or greasy and my hair always feels clean afterwards. They both come in 400ml sized bottles which is great as they end up lasting me just over a month. The Coconut Shower Gel & Foam Bath also comes in a 400ml sized bottle and is a really great 2-in-1 style product as it lathers up really well which perfect for using both in the shower or in a bath. The Coconut Body Lotion is said to be specially formulated to help keep skin soft and supple whilst helping to reduce dryness. When I first tried this body lotion I wasn't too keen on the smell, but it's grown on me and now I quite like the mild coconutty scent. I also thought that this 150ml sized bottle wouldn't last me long at all, but I was wrong as it lasted me a good month! I find this product to be non-greasy or sticky and it seems to get absorbed quickly, which is great if you're in a rush! So as you can probably tell, I really like these products and I would love to try their coconut hand soap and hand cream next.