Tuesday, 27 December 2016

PHB Ethical Beauty 100% Pure Liquid Eyeliner in Black - Review*

May the wings of your eyeliner always be even.

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 & Halal.

Accentuate and define eyes with our gentle, long-lasting liquid eyeliner. With a brush applicator for easy application. PH balanced for very sensitive eyes. Made with botanical oils & minerals that are gentle to the skin.The easy-to-use brush is thin and allows for a fast, easy and accurate application. With a long-lasting plant-based formula that is water resistant yet always gentle to eyes. Great for super sensitive eyes that water easily.

I went through a phase in my life where I never left the house without having applied my winged eyeliner. Fast forward a few years and that's no longer the case. Since becoming vegan I've tried a couple of liquid eyeliners but I've never ended up finding the 'perfect one', or actually reviewing one on here! I've had quite a few months without properly practising my eyeliner, so I thought it was time to give another one a go. 

A long handle to hold and a thin application brush is a must-have when it comes to eyeliners, I know that much. And I'm happy to say that this one is perfect when it comes to those two factors. I found the liner easy to apply and managed to create a line that was the closest thing to straight as I could do! After I had applied the product to my eyelids, the inner corner of my eye felt like your face does when you've applied a face mask and it's just starting to dry and crack. The eyeliner did tend to wear off and become smudged towards the end of the day, but when needed to it was very easy to remove. Other than that I enjoyed playing around with something that's a lot safer to use than the common eyeliner brands that are around.

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

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Conscious Skincare Neutralize Face Wash - Review*

Conscious Skincare is a multiple award-winning British organic skin and body care brand, with a range of products lovingly crafted in rural West Wales. At the heart of our natural and organic skincare are high-performance ingredients, with a focus on quality over quantity. Every ingredient works hard to serve a specific purpose to benefit your skin and nothing extra is added for the sake of filling, colour, fragrance or bleaching.

This Neutralize Face Wash has been carefully designed to re-balance and control oily and problem skin. Organic, fair trade Lemongrass works as an astringent whilst Organic Lavender cleanses and tones. If your skin gets too dry then it will produce more sebum, which can lead to clogged pores and more inflammation in the form of spots or acne. The Neutralize Face Wash can help prevent these problems occurring.

I love coming across new brands and I'm really happy that I've found Conscious Skincare. With the Neutralize Face Wash being my first product to try out from their range it's left me with the need of wanting to explore their other products. If you've been reading my blog for awhile you'll know that I suffer from the usual oily t-zone, blackheads and occasional acne. This face wash claims to re-balance and control oily/problem skin and with a description like that, it sounds like the perfect product for my skin! Since receiving the Neutralize Face Wash I've been using it twice a day and I've really enjoyed adding it to my skincare routine. To put it to work all you need to do is wet your face, simply pump the bottle once and massage the gel into your skin for a couple of minutes, then rinse and pat your face dry, following a day or night moisturiser. I'm happy to say that I've found my skin to be less oily than usual and my skin doesn't feel as if it's been stripped once I've washed it. I'm really looking forward to trying many more products from this range!

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

Monday, 19 December 2016

Kimberly Sayer Deep Cleansing French Clay Mask, Ultra Light Organic Facial Moisturiser & Botanical Astringent - Review*

Kimberly Sayer is fast becoming one of the most sought-after natural and organic brands in the UK. Her award-winning range of holistic face and body treatments contain only the finest, steam-distilled, certified organic ingredients and powerful anti-aging botanicals, representing a true fusion of beauty and science. 

Recommended for balancing the skin's PH levels, treating acne or blemishes and calming overactive sebaceous glands. The Kimberly Sayer Botanical Astringent contains Tree Oil which works as a natural antiseptic to deep clean the skin and to help dry up acne or blemishes without irritating the skin. It also contains chamomile which gently calms overactive sebaceous glands and Geranium which minimises oil production.

I usually suffer from quite an oily t-zone but since using this product after cleansing my face twice a day, I'm happy to say that I've noticed a difference in my skin. This Botanical Astringent is basically a toner and I've found it very easy to add into my daily skincare routine. After wiping my face with a cotton pad with it sprayed onto, it can leave my skin feeling a little sticky, but once soaked in it's fine. Hopefully, you'll start to see your skin brightening up like I have after adding this product to your skincare routine!

A lightweight, protective day cream with mineral sunscreen that's easily absorbed and won't clog pores or cause breakouts. The Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Organic Facial Moisturiser contains lemon to detoxify the skin and minimize the production of oil while drying up acne and zits.

I had high hopes for this moisturiser and maybe I need to carry on giving it a go a little longer, but not long after I had applied the cream I noticed that my face was overly oily than usual! It's a shame because I really like the consistency of this product, it's also very easy to rub in and it doesn't leave my skin feeling heavy once it's been applied. I also like that it's SPF 30, so maybe I'll have better luck with using it in the Summer instead of my usual facial suncream.

A purifying, deep cleansing treatment mask which contains mineral-rich French Green Clay and botanical extracts that clear blemishes, tighten pores, remove blackheads and slough away dead skin cells to leave skin noticeably brighter. The Kimberly Sayer Deep Cleansing Mask does not over strip skin's natural oils and moisture, so the skin won't feel tight and dry after use. 

I've tried countless face masks over the years, but this Deep Cleansing French Clay Mask from Kimberly Sayer is my current favourite. I really like a face mask that you can quickly apply, leave on and just carry on with any other tasks until it's time is up. This face mask is perfect for that and that's why I love it. Now usually after a mask, my face is left looking much redder than I'd prefer and my skin is left feeling overly dry, but this isn't the case with this one. Another great thing is that this mask also doubles up as a spot treatment for blemishes when left on overnight, which is so handy if you're needing a spot gone before the morning! I left the mask on for fifteen minutes and in that time it had dried nicely without cracking or flaking off. When the time had passed it was easy to wash off and my skin was left looking smooth and it hadn't been left feeling dry!

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

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Coconut King All Natural Sweet Orange Lip Balm & Mocha Latte Body Butter - Review*

All hail the Coconut King!

Searching through my emails, I realised I had been contacted by Shaun who is the owner of a business called the Coconut King, he was kindly asking whether I'd be interested in reviewing a couple of his products for my blog. I was amazed at how lovely (and edible) the products sounded, so it took me a while to decide on what to try out! I ended up going for the Sweet Orange Lip Balm and the Mocha Latte Body Butter. 

All of Coconut King's products are handmade, free from chemicals and free from animal products. The range currently consists of moisturising balms, lip balms, body butters, gift sets, and even tattoo aftercare. Shaun also told me that he's working towards having his products approved by BUAV and The Vegan Society in the foreseeable future, I believe this is a great step to take for homemade businesses!

The Sweet Orange Lip Balm is a highly effective, luxury lip balm both totally natural and vegan. The fatty acids in coconut oil create a barrier and lock in moisture so that your lips remain free of cracks. Shea butter is loaded with natural vitamins, so it nourishes and moisturises your lips really well it also protects your lips from cold and dry weather, and reduces your chances of dry lips. Hemp seed oil is rich in emollients and is especially beneficial as a lip balm. Hemp lip balm is packed with omega fatty acids and linolic acid, these nutrients are key to cellular health. Jojoba oil can take the place of a petroleum jelly base. The waxy oil can form a barrier that effectively locks the moisture in and keeps the lips soft and supple. Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, it's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-ageing. 

The Mocha Latte Body Butter is luxuriously thick and a deliciously different body butter, no water, no other filler ingredients and no dangerous chemicals. Just good natural oils and butters. A little goes a very long way! Coffee Arabica seed oil is extracted by cold pressing green coffee beans. It's high concentration of essential fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E make it a potent antioxidant that can offer protection against skin damage such as sunburn cell formation and DNA degradation. Studies have shown impressive anti-ageing results due to Coffee Arabica’s ability to increase production of collagen and elastin and to protect against the loss of moisture. Cocoa butter makes an excellent skin moisturiser, plus it does more than just hydrate the skin, it helps actually heal it from the inside out too. It’s a great source of natural antioxidants. 

Although the Mocha Latte Body Butter felt quite thick and heavy (compared to the body lotions I'm used to) when applying it to my skin, I found that it sunk in really quickly and I was left smelling like a wonderful mocha latte all day. I'm really quite fond of the scent of this body butter, it's a smell you can't stop yourself from smelling! I quite enjoyed the scent of the Sweet Orange Lip Balm as well. Although I did find the product to be a lot thinner in consistency compared to the body butter. I'm also not sure if it was just me, but I found the balm actually dried my lips up and I sadly didn't like how the product felt on my lips. Other than this I'm quite interested in trying out the many other scented body butters!

Shaun has very kindly set up promotional code for you to use when you order from his website, simply use 'CARING10' to get 10% off your order up until 10/12/16.

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

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

SPF15 ORGANii Anti-Aging Facial Sun Cream - Review*

ORGANii’s mission is to offer the consumer good value products with high integrity. Our products are sourced from similarly minded, ethical manufacturers who share our passion for all things natural and organic. ORGANii products must meet selected criteria including; effective formulas, value for money, products suitable for the whole family while looking good in any bathroom. They also need to be certified natural and organic with conscientious packaging.

ORGANii Sun Milk protects your skin immediately upon application, reflecting UV rays like a mirror, by sitting on top of the skin and acting as a barrier to the sun, leaving behind no sticky residue. ORGANii 100% Mineral Sun Protection offers physical UV protection. It does not penetrate the skin as it sits on the surface of the skin to reflect UV rays. Contains Titanium Dioxide, natural plant oils to nourish and hydrate the skin and is effective immediately after application. Also, waterproof, fragrance-free, Paraben free, colourant free, dermatologically tested, Nickel tested and certified organic by ICEA.

Even though the weather here in England isn't as hot as it was during the Summer it's still a good idea to protect your skin from UV rays! This Organii Everyday Organics Sun Cream is perfect for facial protection, it has medium coverage of SPF 15 and is also anti-aging. It's said to be suitable for all skin types, especially fair and sensitive skin. I found the cream to feel very light once I had rubbed it into my skin, this ended up working well with my oily prone skin. A little goes a long way with this product and it doesn't take much working in for the cream to visibly disappear. It has a mild yet very pleasant smell which is great for a facial sun cream as you don't want anything too overpowering on your face! I also find the 50ml sized tube a great thing as it's small enough to just pop in your bag when you're out and about.

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

*This article originally appeared on Aedition.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

PHB Ethical Beauty Foot Scrub Bar with Dead Sea Salt & Orange - Review*

PHB Ethical Beauty is a family business who make handmade products in the UK with 15% 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 & Halal.

Revive your feet with PHB’s 100% Fresh & Natural Foot Scrub Bar. The perfect pick me up for dry or tired feet. This bundle of goodness is handmade using Dead Sea Salt and rich Cocoa Butter to buff away dry dead skin cells whilst moisturising to reveal skin that feels smooth, soothed and refreshed. 

I really like the smell of this PHB Ethical Beauty Foot Scrub Bar from LoveLula! It's made from 100% fresh and natural ingredients, the organic cocoa moisturises and helps improves softness whilst the dead sea salt exfoliates and boosts circulation, helping maintain smooth and healthy skin. I found the product itself easy to use and it didn't take me a lot of effort to add it to my shower regime. After using the Foot Scrub Bar, my feet were left feeling very soft and smooth, this was still consistent even after drying my feet once out of the shower. 

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

Monday, 24 October 2016

PHB Ethical Beauty Rejuvenating Hand Cream with Jasmine & Galbanum - Review*

PHB is a pioneering British run family business dedicated to providing high quality and effective beauty products made using 100% naturally derived ingredients. Creating effective natural beauty products that don't cost the earth is their passion. PHB products are free from palm oil, animal ingredients, parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, PEG, alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes/fragrance, petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, phthalates, colourants, silicone, mineral oils and propylene glycol. PHB products are also organic, vegan & halal and the ingredients purchased are from companies who do not test on animals and they don't sell any of their products in China.

This Rejuvenating Hand Cream with Jasmine & Galbanum is made with a creamy formula that hydrates and rejuvenates skin yet absorbs instantly leaving no greasiness or residue. This cream is made with high levels of gamma linoleic acid which help resist the effects of ageing, organic butter and botanical actives which relieve dryness, soften skin and increase suppleness and organic evening primrose which is rich in omegas 3,6 & 9 which help strengthen and repair skin. 

I'm always on the hunt for a hand cream that moisturises well and doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy after applying the product. I came across this PHB Ethical Beauty Rejuvenating Hand Cream on LoveLula and was instantly intrigued as it's described as being a creamy formula that hydrates and rejuvenates skin yet absorbs instantly leaving no greasiness or residue. I've been using this cream for about a month now and it's probably the best hand cream I've come across so far, making it my current favourite! As the colder weather approaches me here, I've felt my skin getting less soft and drier, especially when it comes to my hands. The one thing I really dislike about hand creams is that they can sometimes make your hands feel very oily even hours after applying the product. The main reason I love this PHB Ethical Beauty Hand Cream is that as soon as you've applied and rubbed it the product, it's already sunk into your skin and doesn't leave your hands feeling oily or sticky. Once I've run out of this product I'll definitely be repurchasing it again as my hands can't seem to live without it now!  

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

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Colours Ava & Jessy - Review*

'Bright like the sun.'

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.

Ava is an uplifting and rejuvenating shade. A warm and inviting colour, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking! Orange symbolises energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. And Jessy is an ultra bright, sunny and cheerful lemon-like yellow. It's the perfect companion for your holidays so your toes will dazzle in the sand. 

Both of these colours remind me so much of Summer, I love how bright and vibrant they are! These gel effect polishes should last five to seven days with two coats of colour and a special gel topcoat. When applying the polish make sure you also brush slightly under the tip of the nail to prevent premature tip wear. I applied both polishes without the special gel topcoat and they seemed to last a good five days on my toenails and around three days on my fingernails. I really like the big flat brush you apply with as this makes it easier to apply the polish. And I'm a fan of the bottle design as they remind me of the Chanel nail polishes, which I find quite classy. I'm really interested to try many more colours from the Maggie Anne Nail Polish range!

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

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent & Vie Healthcare After Bite Roll-On* - Review

Spray those bugs away!
Incognito =
For those of you who haven't been on your Summer holiday yet, or for those who have something booked for next year, I bring you two things you mustn't forget to pack and take with you! After being contacted by Rebecca Alder (who works with Vie Healthcare), I was kindly sent the After Bite Roll-On to review on here. I ended up buying the Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent myself as I'm going away soon and thought it would come in handy. Both brands also have a good variety of different products that are always best to keep in mind when going on holiday. 

Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent

All Incognito manufactured products, including our spray are certified as 100% natural. They are all completely free of any Deet, Paraban, GMO, SLS’s and are not tested or derived from any animal, which is why the spray is registered with the Vegan Society and carries the logo on every bottle. And because Incognito is just as strong as any other Deet based product, it can be used by all the family including young babies. The repellent provides excellent protection against insects, including all mosquitoes, ticks, sand flies, wasps, fleas, bees, midges and gnats etc. And because of further research, funded by the Gates Malarial Partnership and published in the British Medical Journal, our active ingredient is clinically proven to protect against malaria when used in conjunction with an impregnated mosquito net. Incognito Mosquito Repellent is also biodegradable and will not harm any animals. 

Most insect repellents I've come across seem to have quite a strong and non pleasant smell, but because this one is all natural all it smells of is lemons which is actually really nice. I found the product itself to be non-sticky when applied which is always a bonus when being in the heat and it seemed to keep any bugs that were lurking around, away!

Vie Healthcare After Bite Roll-On

Already bitten? Roll away the itch with Vie Healthcare’s After Bite Roll-On. All natural and ammonia-free, this extra gentle roll-on formulation is suitable for the most sensitive of skins, including babies. Active ingredients include aloe vera, chamomile, calendula and mallow. Simply roll over the affected area for immediate relief of bites and itchiness. Both the repellent spray and after bite roll-on come in handy travel sizes, well within the restrictions for hand luggage, and ideal for squeezing into your beach bag or handbag. Vie Mosquito Roll on is one the most effective ways of protecting yourself from biting insects.

Like I said about the insect repellent this after bite roll-on also has a lovely scent, but the smell of this is much more floral which I find very pleasant. I love the product design of this as the roller ball is so easy to use and it's so small so you can take it anywhere with you. 


One of these products was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Skincere 100% Natural Facial Serum, Day Cream and Night Cream - Review*

Be sincere to your skin.

Designed by experts, Skincere has been formulated with hypoallergenic, soothing ingredients to help restore the complexities of our skin, without the use of harsh synthetic chemicals and preservatives. Focused on creating ultra-soothing formulations, Skincere is aimed at those suffering from sensitive skin and intolerances, including soya, dairy, wheat and nut allergies, or for those who just want to be true to their skin.

The unique, natural formulations help to improve the appearance of skin, reduce signs of ageing and visibly even skin tone, leaving a noticeably more radiant complexion. The range is comprised of five key products which provide a full daily skincare regime. Key ingredients include fruit botanicals such as Bilberry, Orange and Lemon, alongside other natural plant actives such as Monoi Tahiti Oil and Aloe Vera.

Skincere Facial Serum 
An intensely hydrating facial serum to help to visibly restore skin’s radiance and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Clinically proven to increase skin firmness and elasticity in just 4 weeks whilst also reducing the appearance of age spots. After just one application skin feels firmer, smoother and well hydrated. After 28 days of regular use skin feels more hydrated and firmer. Skin tone more even and fine lines refined

Skincere Day Cream
A soothing day cream rich in antioxidants and botanical extracts to help nourish and restore skin’s softness. Clinically proven to reduce redness, soothe skin and aid the recovery of damaged skin cells. After just one application, skin feels smoother and the overall appearance of skin is improved. And after 28 days of regular use, skin feels softer, more nourished, even toned and fine lines refined.

Skincere Night Cream
A gentle night cream to re-invigorate stressed skin whilst you sleep. Clinically proven to reduce redness, soothe skin and aid the recovery of damaged skin cells After just one application, skin feels smoother and the overall appearance of skin is improved After 28 days of regular use, skin feels softer, more nourished and even toned. Wrinkles and fine lines appear refined

When working with these products I was pleasantly surprised with all three of the items that that kindly been sent to me for reviewing purposes. I've never used a facial serum before so I quite enjoyed adding this product into my skincare regime. I feel that both the Skincere Facial Serum and Night cream have a pleasent scent to them, but when I used the Day Cream I was unsure of it's scent. Luckily the scent doesn't lingure on the face off too long so this didn't become a problem. I found the serum and both creams easy to apply and felt that my skin was left feeling smooth and non sticky. 

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

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hurraw! Papaya & Pineapple Lip Balm - Review*

Hurraw for Papaya & Pineapple!

Hurraw! Balm started out of pure intent; a personal obsession to create the perfect balm: all natural, vegan, made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients, complete with a bunch of natural and fun flavour options. They source honest, fair trade, organic, vegan and raw ingredients from reputable suppliers and are thrilled to share the labours with other balm lovin' individuals. Your purchase also supports legit fair trade, organic farmers and suppliers in the States and around the World. They're also gluten free, soy free and shea free, as well as containing no petroleum, parabens, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. And with a wide range of flavours from Orange to Earl Grey and Lemon to Chai Spice, you're bound to find a flavour that you'll love.

'The juicy duo of cold pressed papaya seed oil and natural pineapple flavour makes for a tropical treat! The primary ingredient in this papaya pineapple balm is cold pressed papaya seed oil, which has loads of moisturising essential fatty acids and is great for the skin. Papaya seed oil also contains the enzyme papain, which is keen to quiet inflammation.'

I never have enough lip balms and I'm always looking for new ones to try out! I ended up coming across this Summery sounding Hurraw! lip balm from MyPure.co.uk and was sent a tube for reviewing purposes. When you smell the product from the tube it smells like sweet pineapple, but when applied to the lips the lip balm smells more like those fruit salad sweets, which is lovely! I love how smooth and non-sticky this Hurraw! lip balm makes my lips and I feel that the balm itself lasts a good time after applying.

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

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lavera Volume Mascara in Black - Review*

Volumize those lashes! 

For over 25 years, Lavera have manufactured all natural skincare and cosmetics to the highest quality standards. Using herbal ingredients, certified organic whenever possible, Lavera products are all formulated without synthetic preservatives, colours or fragrances, developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for you, your family and the environment.

This volume mascara offers natural volume and is an everyday companion, for naturally thickened lashes. Its vegan texture with mineral-based colour pigments and selected organic ingredients, such as organic carnauba wax, leaves lashes looking gorgeous. This mascara is also suitable for contact lens wearers and is both dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.

I haven't worn mascara since my last review on one, which was probably well over a year ago now! So I thought I'd give a different brand a go, I ended up going for this black volumizing mascara by Lavera. Firstly, I love how the brush both separates and lengthens the lashes without making them look thick or clumpy. I also found the brush itself to be a great size and a it was a pleasure to work with. The mascara isn't water proof and because of this I sadly ended up with black underneath my eyes, I also found that the mascara had flaked a little by the end of the day. Although the other good thing about this mascara is that it smells sweet and not strange like some other products can, but from my point of view I probably won't be using any mascara's again as I much prefer my eye lashes without!

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

Monday, 20 June 2016

Acorelle Eau Fraiche in Silky Rose - Review*

Silky Rose is a mellow fruity raspberry perfume emphasised with rose floral water. All of Acorelle's eau fraiches are composed of wheat alcohol, organic essential oils with active properties, and floral waters which are 100% organic and adapted to each fragrance.


  • Head notes: rosebuds, lychee
  • Heart notes: rosegeranium, freesia
  • Base notes: raspberry
Quite recently I've been on the hunt for some new scents, so I'm very happy that I came across this lovely Acorelle rose scent from Mypure.co.uk this month. I love how subtle the smell of this product is and for me this means I can wear it casually throughout the day or for evenings out. I find the that scent can linger a good few hours but if you wanted the smell to last longer you could always spray the product elsewhere, such as your wrists. I also love that this product doesn't involve phthalates, artificial colours. artificial musk or synthetic chemicals.

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

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser - Review*

After running out of my previous cleanser I was on the hunt for a new one to try out. I ended up coming across this Yes To Tomatoes combination skin cleanser, which I requested from from MyPure.co.uk for reviewing purposes this month. 

Yes To Tomatoes is specially formulated with witch hazel and salicylic acid to help treat acne breakouts and keep oily-combination skin in tip top condition.  Made with 98% natural ingredients, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser is perfect for combination skin. The naturally derived formulation blends tomato and watermelon extracts with other ingredients to help keep combination skin balanced and clear. The cleanser also maintains your skin's pH balance while removing excess oils and impurities, purifying and refreshing your complexion. 

Of course the first thing I had to do when I received my product was smell it. I've loved previous Yes To Tomato scents before but this is probably the best so far as it's so sweet and fruity! As I ditched my electric face brush about a month ago I went back to basics with this cleanser and have been wetting my face with warm water, squeezing a bit of the product into my finger tips, massaging into my face for about a minute and then rinsing it all off with cold water. This routine has worked like a dream and has cleared my previous breakouts up. I find the that product can be drying after use so be sure to use a good facial moisturiser afterwards. Other than the product being a little drying to my skin after use this cleanser is great and I've nearly used the bottle up!

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

Sunday, 12 June 2016

ERiiS Sun Triple Protection Sun Filter in SPF 30 - Review*

ERiiS Sun is a complete range of sun protection milk that combines a new and innovative filtering system with the energy of fresh fruit extracts. Triple action UVA, UVB, and Infrared-A protection, in a real juice formula, to refresh the skin before, during and after sun exposure.

This is an innovative complex of sun protective filters for triple UVA, UVB and Infrared-A protection. It actively targets free radicals generated by exposure to sun and helps prevent damage to skin cells, including the formation of solar scars, and protect against premature ageing and the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and loss of skin elasticity. 

Carrot Fresh Cells Extract:
 A real live microencapsulated cellular extract from the carrot root It is a natural source of beta-carotene, useful in repairing skin tissue. It deeply hydrates the skin whilst ensuring an intense even tan. 

Vitamin A, C, E:
 Vitamin complex with high refreshing and antioxidant efficacy for the skin. It helps to protect and regenerate skin stressed by sun exposure by limiting the risk of erythema and abnormal pigmentation.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Rebecca requesting if I'd like to try out a new sun protection product that was hitting the UK. I've only ever tired one brand of vegan and cruelty-free sun cream so I thought I'd give ERiiS Sun a go! I ended up going for their Sun Protection Milk in SPF 30 as this suits my skin the best. ERiiS Sun is said to be an extra gentle formulation and is both paraben and allergen-free. I really love the smell of this sun cream, it has the typical 'sun cream' scent but I'd say it's a bit more subtle than others I've previously come across. I found that due to its light oil-free consistency the cream itself absorbs quickly into the skin and it doesn't leave any white marks afterwards, which is a bonus! I also love that the product is presented in a bottle with a pump as this makes it a hygienic and practical way to apply the sun cream. Overall I'm quite happy that I've come across this sun protection range and I'll happily use it again. 

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

*This article originally appeared on Aedition.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Lavera Refreshing Organic Lime & Verbena Deodorant Spray - Review*

For over 25 years, Lavera has manufactured all-natural skincare and cosmetics to the highest quality standards. Using herbal ingredients, certified organic whenever possible, Lavera products are all formulated without synthetic preservatives, colours or fragrances, developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for you, your family and the environment.

This deodorant with organic lime and organic verbena provides long-lasting odour protection and invigorating freshness. Valuable active ingredients such as green tea and witch hazel form part of the effective deodorising formula.

I've been looking for a body spray for a while that I can use during work to keep me smelling fresh and a little more summery when out. When I was searching through the MyPure website looking for something to be sent for reviewing purposes, I came across this Lime and Verbena Deodorant Spray from Lavera which sounded like it would be really refreshing. So far I've tried a few Lavera products since going vegan and I've ended up with a good handful of favorites from them. With the Summer coming up I thought this sounded like the perfect deodorant to be using during the season. When I received the product I tried it right away as I was quite excited to try it out, but I was sadly very disappointed as it stung my armpits so much. It stung so much that I had to quickly wash my armpits to get rid of the product.  After that I checked the ingredients and I came across alcohol, I thought this may be the reason it had stung me so much. The next time I used the spray I decided I would only use it as body spray and not as an underarm deodorant. I really love the scent of this as it has a really fresh scent to it and it seems to linger quite sometime after it's been applied. Even though this product's main aim is to be an underarm deodorant I personally think it's a lot better off as a body spray and is great when you're wanting a quick freshen up when out. 

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

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Lavera Basis Sensitiv Anti-Ageing Q10 Eye Cream - Review*

For over 25 years, Lavera has manufactured all-natural skincare and cosmetics to the highest quality standards. Using herbal ingredients, certified organic whenever possible, Lavera products are all formulated without synthetic preservatives, colours or fragrances, developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for you, your family and the environment.

This anti-ageing eye cream contains coenzyme Q10 to gently smooth the delicate eye area. When used regularly, wrinkle depth is noticeably reduced and skin elasticity is improved. Q10 naturally occurs in the body to help regenerate the skin, however as we get older the body produces less.

The previous eye cream I had been using prior to this one had ran out on me so I decided to search for a new one on MyPure. I ended up coming across this Lavera Anti-Ageing Eye Cream with Q10 and thought it would do the job perfectly. As soon as I received the eye cream, I put it to work using it both day and night after cleansing my skin. After using the cream twice a day for a couple of weeks I started to notice a big difference in the fine lines around my eyes, this surprised me a lot as I've never seen a product work this well or quickly before! I also found that the underneath of my eyes look visually smoother and softer since using the eye cream. The cream itself is of a thin consistency (but you still only need a little of the product) which means it's easy to dab into the skin and because of this it soaks in well. After using the product I'm not left with a heavy feeling or oily skin which is great, as having a thick cream around the eye area is something you really don't want! I also like that the tube of this product has a small nib where the cream comes out, I find this good because I can apply the cream directly under my eye instead of applying it to my finger first. As you can tell from reading my review I'm now fully committed to using this product to help carry on reducing and preventing my fine lines!

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

LUSH Cosmetics Solid Jungle Conditioner (Old Formula) - Review

LUSH Cosmetics are highly against animal testing and use only ethical ingredients. All of their products are handmade and are 100% vegetarian-friendly, not all are vegan-friendly, so make sure you look out for the Vegan Society Approved stamp!

A solid conditioner packed with tropical fruit, oils and cocoa butter to calm your mane. Made from a cocoa butter base, this is full of fresh figs, kumquats and passion fruits to add shine and hydrate hair. It's also naked and self-preserving. LUSH mash fresh bananas and avocados into this base to condition the hair. Just stroke the bar directly down wet hair a few times; a little goes a long way.

It's taken me so long to review this Solid Jungle Conditioner from LUSH Cosmetics, that the product now has a new formula and a different design! This really isn't one of my favorite LUSH products and I may have to call it my worse. I found product very messy to use and I felt that it left my hair feeling knotty afterwards. My only love for this product is that I love the smell of it, it's fresh and fruity and the scent stays in your hair all day long. After trying this product I wasn't thinking of repurchasing it as I didn't get along with it, but now it has a new formula I may just have to try it out.