Sunday, 20 March 2016

Benecos Natural Nail Polish in Wild Orchid - 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.

This gorgeous deep pink polish gives instant shine for elegant nails. No base coat is needed with Benecos Nail Varnish but for even longer-lasting chip-free nails finish with a coat of our Nail Polish in Crystal. Benecos Wild Orchid Nail Polish was Highly Commended in the Nail Varnish Category on the 2014 Natural Health Awards.

This month I selected this lovely looking Benecos nail polish in shade Wild Orchid to review from Mypure, the range is new to their website and I've been meaning to try a few more of Benecos' colours! I went for this colour as I'm very into reds and pinks (nothing else to be honest) as I feel I don't suit any other colours. I find it very hard to actually capture the true colour of nail polish in photos. So the colour of this seems to be darker in real life than in my photos above, so it's more of a deep red. I'd say the product lasted over a week on my fingernails, but a good two weeks on my toenails. The consistency of the product is good and it only took one coat to cover my nails fully. When removing the nail polish I wasn't left with any stains, which is a bonus when it comes to dark coloured nail polishes! I'm looking forward to trying out more colours (reds and pinks!) from the Benecos range.

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

Lovea Organic Purifying Pink Clay Face Mask - Review*

Lovea Nature beauty care products use nature’s riches to keep you beautiful, the ingredients are selected with infinite care to guarantee maximum delight.

The Lovea Organic Purifying Pink Clay Face Mask purifies and softens the skin whilst harmonizing your complexion. Delicately purifies sensitive skin, leaving it completely cleansed and fresh. Active ingredients: Pink Clay (purifying), Organic Aloe Vera (soothing and healing), Organic Shea Butter (restructuring), Glycerin (hydrating).

The first product that I decided I would like to review from MyPure this month, was this Lovea Organic Purifying Pink Clay Face Mask. I find the product itself to have a sweet subtle smell which is quite pleasant. I like that the mask is easy to apply, to do this simply apply a thin layer to face/neck (avoiding the eye area) and then rinse off with warm water. Do this around five minutes later or before the mask dries on your skin, whichever comes first. After a face mask, I always like to moisturise my face with my usual cream to lock in any moisture that I may have lost. During the face mask, my face did feel a little tight and I had left it on for just under five minutes before it started to dry. When I washed the mask away I was left with a slightly red face, but not as much as I have experienced with others before, so next time I may leave it on for a little less time to maybe prevent this.

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

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Botanicals Balancing Mandarin & Chamomile Face Moisturiser - Review*

Our aim at Botanicals is very simple: to provide a range of personal care products which are as close to nature as possible. Those that harness the pure power of plants. And reflect our belief that nature really does know best. Botanicals personal care and wellness products are blended by hand using only carefully selected natural and organic ingredients - and absolutely no petrochemicals or synthetic additives.

A hydrating daily moisturiser which is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving no oily residue. Designed to promote the skin’s natural balance, our popular moisturiser is enriched with jojoba, avocado and marigold oils, with a skin-balancing blend of mandarin, lavender and chamomile. Ideal for normal, combination and sensitive skin types. 

After reviewing Botanicals' Mint & Tea Tree Foot Softening Balm, I was kindly sent out another product to review, I ended up choosing the lovely sounding Balancing Mandarin & Chamomile Face Moisturiser. The Mandarin & Chamomile range is ideal for normal, combination, oily and sensitive skin. During the Winter my skin tends to get a little drier than usual but can still be oily, so I was hoping that this would sort my skin out. To apply the cream simply pump a small amount of the product onto your fingertips, and gently smooth over your face. I found that a little goes a long way so you don't need much to cover your whole face. I find the cream to be soothing and non-greasy which is what I always look for in a moisturiser. As I've said before, I'm quite fussy when it comes to scents of facial moisturisers. I find this cream to have a light and subtle scent of roses, which I'm quite fond of. Also, I still can't get over how great their packaging is, I just love how simple yet classy it all looks. 

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