Monday, 25 June 2018

Giovanni D:tox System Purifying Facial Mask & Scrub - Review*

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.

Giovanni D:tox System Purifying Facial Mask 
To keep your skin at its most pure, you need this deep detoxifying mask. Volcanic ash works to extract and absorb pollutants while activated charcoal pulls the deepest impurities to the surface to help detoxify. Antioxidants of acai and goji berry dive deep to fight free radicals. As your mask experience comes to a close, a pleasant cooling sensation envelops your skin.

I've had my eyes on Giovanni's D:tox System Purifying Facial Mask for a while now. And since I was getting low on my current face mask, I decided that is was finally time to try this one from The mask has a nice scent to it and is really easy to apply with a foundation brush. The packaging tells you to wait twenty minutes before you remove the mask, but for me, I felt I only needed to wait fifteen minutes before the mask was fully dry. I love washing a face mask off in a shower as it minimises mess and it feels more relaxing to me. The mask came off easily and left my skin feeling really smooth!

Giovanni D:tox System Purifying Facial Scrub
In order to help your skin be pure and detoxified, you need this gentle exfoliating scrub. With volcanic ash to dislodge pollutants and activated charcoal to extract impurities and help detoxify skin without drying. Super-antioxidants acai and goji berry help recharge cells. Leaves your face buffed and smooth.

So after finding the Giovanni face mask on, I thought it would be a great idea to create a duo with the matching face scrub. I love a good face scrub and this one ticks all the boxes for me! I feel like this face scrub gives my skin a good clean without being too harsh on it. And like the face mask, the face scrub also left my skin feeling really soft. 

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

Inika Vegan Long Lash Mascara in Black - Review*

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.

Coats lashes without clumping, bleeding or flaking. A pure, mineral-enriched formula, Ideal for sensitive eyes Certified Vegan. Certified Halal. Certified Cruelty-Free Long and luscious lashes are now attainable with INIKA Mineral Mascara. For an intense effect that's soft and gentle on your eyes. The pure mineral enriched formula is perfect for those with sensitive eyes. The “double-Z” brush has a revolutionary dual-function design, giving you the solution you’ve been looking for in natural mascara - thicker and fatter looking lashes. This advanced brush has a unique “Z” shape with two different edges - a lengthening edge as well as a volumising edge. Non-toxic, non-irritating and long-lasting mascara All natural with no harmful chemicals. Certified Vegan Natural and Cruelty-free Coats lashes without clumping, bleeding or flaking The "double-Z" brush has a revolutionary dual-function design, giving you the solution you've been looking for in natural mascara -thicker and fatter looking lashes. This advanced brush has a unique "Z" shape with two different edges - a lengthening edge as well as a volumising edge.

I've been waiting to try the famous Inika Vegan Mascara for a while now, so when it became available on I was very excited to finally try it out. Firstly, the packaging as always is simply perfect and very classy. This is probably the most expensive mascara I've ever tried out, but this definitely reflects on the quality of the mascara and the ethics of the brand. For me, the mascara brush glides through my eyelashes nicely, separating and coating them evenly in mascara. I really love how natural my eyelashes look with this mascara, which makes it a great day to day product. The only downside for me is that at the end of the day, I did notice a little flaking and smudging from the mascara. 

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

Sunday, 17 June 2018

PHB Ethical Beauty Mineral Eyebrow Powder in Raven - 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 four shades PHB's 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.

Thanks to and PHB Ethical Beauty, I've finally found the perfect eyebrow power that matches my eyebrows! Since reviewing PHB's Mineral Eyebrow Power in Brunette and it not being the correct shade for my eyebrows, I decided to give Raven a go. Raven is a lot darker than Brunette which is why it's perfect for my fairly dark haired eyebrows. The powder itself is easy to apply and blends well with PHB's Brow Define Brush, it's also easy to remove when need be. And I've clearly found that the powder manages to stay on my eyebrows all day, even after a long day at work, which is great!

• 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 •

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

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Lavera Basis Sensitiv Toothpaste Sensitive - Review*

The core of Lavera’s philosophy can be found in its name: which literally means ‘the truth’, which is the founding principle of the company and the cosmetics they produce. Lavera is totally committed to bringing you the healthiest and safest, high quality, pure natural and organic products. They are proud to be certified organic by NATRUE and have over 100 products certified vegan by the Vegan Society. All Lavera products are free from animal testing. And the products do NOT contain Parabens, SLS’s, synthetic sunscreen actives, artificial dyes or fragrances. Lavera is committed to making sure that you and your family are safe from potentially harmful ingredients by providing you with effective and chemical-free options with wholesome values.

Lavera Basis Sensitiv Sensitive Toothpaste offers protection from tooth decay, naturally white teeth and mint-fresh breath in one product. The special lavera recipe with sea salt cleans the teeth intensively yet carefully. Plaque and tartar are removed while retaining the natural dentine.

This Lavera Basis Sensitiv Toothpaste for sensitive teeth has been my favourite for quite a good couple of years now. So when I came across it on I was reminded of how good it is and that I hadn't reviewed it yet! Firstly, the toothpaste has a pleasant minty scent and flavour which isn't overpowering, this is good as some vegan toothpaste's I've tried have tasted horrible. The toothpaste foams up really well, unlike most vegan toothpaste's I've tried before. It also leaves my teeth feeling clean and my breath smelling fresh after every use. Lastly, the sensitive side of this toothpaste has really helped with a couple of exposed root surfaces that I have and they no longer hurt like they used. Overall I'm so glad that I've finally come across my favourite vegan toothpaste!

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