Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ayumi Neem & Tea Tree Body Scrub, Wash & Lotion - Review*




Ayumi is a natural skincare brand, inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda. A holistic brand, lovingly made in the UK, Ayumi is certified as both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Ayumi is a natural skincare brand, inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda. A holistic brand, lovingly made in the UK, Ayumi is certified as both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Dating back approximately 5000 years, Ayurveda is an Indian system of health and wellbeing with the aim of reaching a state of content. Now, however, it is more difficult to maintain a balance in our new, urban environment. This is what Ayumi stands for - maintaining balance in our new surroundings. Ayumi is committed to making natural and mindful living available to everyone, bringing back the natural environment even to the busiest of cities. Bursting with aromatic essential oils, organic extracts and Ayurvedic ingredients, Ayumi is designed to balance the skin and the mind.

Body Scrub - A super-foamy body scrub with finest volcanic pumice and ground olive seeds to gently remove deep-seated dirt and grime and slough away dead skin cells to reveal new vibrant skin. A blend of Ayurvedic neem and Nimba envelop the skin with a healthy protective veil, while bearberry, mulberry, moringa and nettle help the skin to a sensuous temptation of smooth softness.

Body Wash - A sumptuous frothy delight that gently cleanses the skin to sparkling softness. A unique blend of bearberry, mulberry, nettle and moringa leaves the skin with sensuous temptation and tone. A blend of Ayurvedic neem, Nimba and tea tree oil envelop the skin with a healthy protective veil, while a tinge of cooling menthol leaves skin feeling fresh, healthy and bursting with freshness.

Body Lotion - A perfectly balanced blend of moisturisers in a fast-absorbing lotion to maintain the ideal level of hydration and softness for oil-prone skin. Witch hazel with a hint of nettle and mulberry gently firms and tones the skin to leave it feeling vibrant. A glorious blend of neem, lemongrass, vetivert, spearmint, patchouli, eucalyptus, cedarwood, cypress and aromatic galbanum surround the skin with an exciting healthy protective veil that refreshingly invigorates both skin and senses. A sparkle of lemon, mandarin, peppermint, spearmint, bergamot mint and menthol leave a zesty zing.

These three Ayumi Neem products from Love Lula go perfectly hand in hand with one another. All three products smell amazing and I really love the design of these bottles. The Body Scrub is great on both dry and wet skin giving a relaxing scrub, even for feet. The Body Wash foams up really well giving a lovely clean and fresh wash. The Body Lotion glides over skin well and soaks in pretty quickly after use, leaving behind a lovely scent. Overall, I'm really glad that I got to try these products out as I now absolutely love them!

Body Scrub £6.99 from Love Lula
Body Lotion £6.99 from Love Lula

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

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo & Conditioner - 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.

Shampoo - Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo with Eco Chic Technology* ~ Increases scalp circulation for a refreshed, renewed feel ~ Strengthens hair with a three-organic-oil-blend to stimulate, condition and clarify ~ Alleviates dry, flaking scalp with organic tea tree botanicals ~ Lauryl and laureth sulfate-free Shampoo should clean hair. A really good shampoo should make you tingle from head to toe. With Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo, invigorating ingredients wash in rejuvenation while washing away the previous day. You are left with something rich, something clean. Something incredibly stimulating... for hair and mind. Think about it.

Conditioner - Hair type normal to oily, dandruff. Recommended for moisturising & volumising conditioner, alleviates dry and flaky scalps. Sends volumising hydration into each individual hair. Smoothes as it nourishes and restores strength. Encourages natural shine and resilience. You expect a conditioner to moisturise, smooth and detangle. You expect it to create a silky, sexy feel. You probably don’t expect it to make you tingle all over. With Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner, an incredible plethora of stimulating ingredients provide all of that plus a real treat for hair.

The Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner from Love Lula are the perfect duo! Both the shampoo and conditioner smell of fresh Tea Tree and Mint which I really like. Firstly, I find that the shampoo foams up very well and leaves my hair feeling very clean. Secondly, I find that the conditioner itself is light and doesn't leave my hair feeling heavy. Overall, I really like this duo as they leave my hair feeling clean and soft after use.

Conditioner £7.99 from Love Lula

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

Mossa Youth Defence Restoring Eye Cream - Review*



Good skin starts with kind ingredients. That's why we ethically source the juiciest berries from Nordic nature, which are a mega source of nutrients and vitamins. Mossa ingredients and final formulations are ECOCERT/Cosmos certified. So whichever formulation you pick, you can be sure it’s safe, effective, good for your skin and good for the planet. We also take a big step to reduce the ecological footprint by providing our unique formulas with recyclable packaging.

Smooth and treat the eye area with this precious certified organic Restoring Eye Cream. The real hero of this product is the blackberry, rich in Omega 3-6 fatty acids. The rich blackberry extract easily absorbs into the skin in the eye area. Omega 3-6 complex nurtures and hydrates the skin. 92% of women confirmed that the eye area felt firmer in just 4 weeks.

I chose the Mossa Youth Defence Restoring Eye cream from Love Lula to review this month, as I was in need of a new one and thought this one would do the job! I find this eye cream easy to apply and I like how well the product soaks in after applying it. The cream itself smells warming and fruity which I quite like. The bottle is really easy to use and it's a great size for travelling with.

£13 from Love Lula

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

Monday, 28 October 2019

Yes Cleanse Intimate Rose Wash - Review*



The idea that started The Yes Yes Company Ltd in 2003 arose between two friends, Susi Lennox and Sarah Brooks. Susi and Sarah's experience of working in the Drug Safety divisions of major pharmaceutical companies meant they were very aware of the health risks associated with certain synthetic, chemical ingredients. They set themselves the challenge of designing a range of intimacy products that would be completely benign, have no side effects, free of all known skin irritants and be highly effective.

YES CLEANSE - a sensitively formulated organic intimate wash, designed to respect the delicate vaginal ecology, with a refreshing and effective cleansing action. Hypoallergenic Guaranteed Pure and Natural Organic plant actives, Calendula and Aloe Vera. YES CLEANSE has been carefully pH matched to complement and protect the intimate environment. Washes away odour-causing bacteria without irritation. A Propellant free foaming Luxurious feminine washes you can use with confidence and safety day after day. YES Cleanse Rose contains exquisite Organic Rosa Damascena.

I've been using the Yes Cleanse Intimate Rose Wash from Love Lula for a couple of weeks now. I love that the product is a foam wash, as I feel it gives a more of a gentle wash. The wash itself has a lovely delicate scent of roses which I really like. I find that the pump on the bottle is really easy to use in the shower, as there's no need to tip the bottle upside down! This is overall a good product that does exactly what it's meant to do. 


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

Fair Squared Coconut Shower Gel & Body Lotion - Review*



Fair Squared offer cosmetic and personal hygiene products made from certified fairly traded and natural ingredients. They are an alternative trade organisation who have fair dealings with producers from some of the world`s poorest countries and were one of the first companies to be labelled with the well-known Fairtrade logo.

An everyday shower gel formulated with Olive oil to gently cleanse and moisturise the skin. And a moisturising body lotion with coconut oil, olive oil and grape seed oil which is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to soothe, protect and rejuvenate the skin. Coconut oil is rich in natural vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants which soothe and rejuvenate the skin (anti-ageing). Vegan, Fairtrade and Natrue certified Fairtrade Coconut Oil from Sri Lanka and Fairtrade Palestinian Olive Oil No parabens, phthalates, SLS or PEGs.

Here I have the Fair Squared Coconut Shower Gel and Body Lotion from Love Lula. I've always been a massive fan of coconut-scented products, but I do tend to find it a bit of a hit or miss kind of scent, especially when it comes to body products. Unfortunately, the coconut scent doesn't smell as good as I had hoped for with these two Fair Squared products. On the upside, the body lotion is really easy to rub in and does soak in well, leaving my skin feeling soft and moisturised. Unfortunately, I did find that I needed to use a lot of the shower gel to get a full-body wash, which isn't ideal for me. Overall, these products would be great for someone who prefers lightly scented products.


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

Monday, 21 October 2019

JOIK Organic All Clear Facial Soap for Normal / Oily Skin - Review*



JOIK is a natural luxury. All the goodness from nature combined with luxurious emotions of scent and colour. Using nature to our best advantage, but also caring for nature. JOIK is Northern, pure and minimal style. All products are hand made in Estonia in small batches using only the finest ingredients to ensure high quality and ultimate pampering. All products are formulated to be skin-friendly, free of parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates, other harmful ingredients and are not tested on animals.

Luxurious facial soap for normal and oily skin gently dissolves impurities and removes make-up. The soap is rich in organic oils such as babassu oil, olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, neem oil and castor oil that all help to make the cleansing bar skin-friendly and gentle, yet effective and especially suitable for oily and combination skin. Green clay and essential oils of tea tree and lemongrass help to balance the skin. All JOIK Organic soaps are handmade in a traditional cold-process method and do not contain palm oil.

I've been using the Joik Organic All Clear Facial Soap for Normal / Oily Skin from Love Lula for around a week now. The soap itself has a very fresh scent to it and it foams up really well. I find the soap suitable for both day and night usage as it doesn't dry out my skin. After using the soap, my face feels clean and fresh.


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

Ere Perez Eco Pencil Sharpener - Review*





Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is an Australian natural makeup brand with Mexican heritage that prides itself on producing the highest quality, toxin-free, healthy and easy-to-use makeup. Founded in 2004 by Ere Perez, a Mexican-born natural therapist who has lived in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for many years, Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is an independent brand of toxin-free makeup, made from high-quality GMO-free and certified Cruelty Free ingredients.

No more broken, blunt or scratchy eye pencils! This cute sharpener will give your pencils perfect point for flawless application. The biodegradable Eco Sharpener sharpens pencils with precision and care for flawless application. The blade is also recyclable made from the highest quality carbon steel.

This Ere Perez Eco Pencil Sharpener from Love Lula had really good potential, but unfortunately, not all of my pencils fitted in it. Due to this, I wasn't able to sharpen said pencils at all. The sharpener is best suited for smaller pencils rather than large chunky ones. On the plus side, this sharpener is biodegradable and the blade is recyclable, which is great!

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

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Nature's Kitchen Oat Milk Cleanser & Make-up Remover - Review*



We have developed Nature's Kitchen utilising the very best organic ingredients, not only to protect the skin but actually make it so beautiful and radiant that you won't be able to stop looking in the mirror. Our products are vegan, natural and we only use organic and natural plant and fruit-based ingredients. We never use animal products or cheap filler oils, so skin is super healthy and cared for from the very first time you use Nature's Kitchen. We also don't have to tell you that we never test on animals. We simply don't need to. Our ingredients have been feeding and healing the world for thousands of years.

Gentle and skin brightening, our super cleansing Oat Milk Cleanser & Makeup Remover helps to remove even the most stubborn waterproof eye makeup, as well as dirt and daily grime from the skin without leaving it feeling red, irritated and dried out like some products can. Using natural oat and rice milk, as well as coconut oil, avocado oil and Rosehip oil, our makeup remover super cleanses the skin and preps it for your nourishing skincare products. With kale, spinach and vitamin C skin will look super soft and hydrated instantly.

After finishing my previous make-up remover I was interested in reviewing the Nature's Kitchen Oat Milk Cleanser & Make-up Remover from Love Lula. I love that lid is on the bottom of this tube, as it means you can get all of the prodcut out when it's running low. The remover itself smells lovely and isn't too thick to use around my eyes. It removes my eye make-up well and doesn't sting my eyes.


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

Style White 2-in-1 Refreshing & Whitening Dental Pen - Review




Style White is a home teeth whitening range, made with 100% natural ingredients, including a kit, a refill, a refreshing pen and refreshing wipes for greater dental hygiene. The gel contains 100% natural ingredients, with no peroxide or parabens, and is based on an exclusive formula of natural plant enzymes combined with natural soda. Style White has been developed by dentists to be safe, effective, fast and simple to use.

This dental pen is a great way to prolong the length and effectiveness of the Style White teeth whitening treatment. Quick to use and handy to carry wherever you are, it freshens breath and gives a bright lustre to your teeth whilst also protecting tooth enamel. Made with 100% natural extracts.

With having my braces off recently, I was interested in making my teeth look a little brighter in a natural way. I came across the Style White 2-in-1 Refreshing & Whitening Dental Pen from Love Lula and thought it would be a great product to start with. The pen is super easy to use, so easy that you could even use it whilst you're out and about! All you have to do is twist the bottom of the pen so that the liquid comes out and then apply to clean teeth. The gel doesn't really taste of anything other than a slightly minty flavour which is pleasant. I can honestly say that I have noticed a change in the colour of my teeth even if it is a very slight change. And unfortunately, this slight change didn't last very long for me. I'm definitely interested in trying out Style White's other teeth whitening products though!


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

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

e'lifexir Natural Beauty Anti-Stretch Marks Repairing and Preventing Cream - Review*



Welcome to the next generation of natural body care products, e'lifexir Natural Beauty. Formulated from natural and organic plant and fruit extracts, the functional skincare range targets specific areas of the body to protect and rejuvenate, for softer, smoother skin. Fruit extracts penetrate, hydrate and energise the skin to leave it looking sensational. An ECOCERT Natural Cosmetic certified body care range suitable for vegans, with seven products each targeting specific parts of the body. e’lifexir products contain no parabens, acrylates, colourants, petrolatum, mineral oils, paraffin, silicones, PEGs, sulphates or artificial fragrances.

Anti-Stretch Marks Repairing and Preventing Cream improves the appearance of stretch marks in three steps: 1. Firms: Centella Asiatica leaf extract helps to increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin. 2. Prevents stretch marks: Scotch thistle extract increases the elasticity and moisture level of the skin, stimulating the regeneration process. 3. Protects: Natural cherry, orange and grape water, all rich in antioxidants, improve the skin’s protective barrier. Anti-Stretch Marks Repairing and Preventing Cream is suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and free from silicones, mineral oils, sulphates, PEGs and artificial fragrances. 99.6% of the total ingredients are from natural origin and 5% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

I chose the e'lifexir Natural Beauty Anti-Stretch Marks Repairing and Preventing Cream from Love Lula to review as I was in need of a new body cream. With this cream a little goes a long way so you don't need to apply too much at a time. The cream itself sinks into my skin nicely leaving it feeling softer than before. I'm not a huge fan of the scent of this cream, but as I only use it on my body I can't really smell it afterwards.


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

NATorigin Hand & Nail Cream - Review*



NATorigin is a multi-award winning, hypo-allergenic and natural range formulated for extremely sensitive eyes and skin. We are currently the only brand to be approved by Allergy UK to be beneficial to allergy sufferers. Our high-performance products are designed to be as gentle as possible through a special production process while sourcing ingredients from natural (minimum 97%) and where possible, organic sources which are certified by Ecocert Greenlife. NATorigin is free from alcohol, chrome, nickel, parabens, petrochemicals and many other synthetic ingredients, synthetic colours, fragrances and preservatives. Sponsors and winners of the Free From Skincare Awards.

A natural solution to sore, dry or chapped hands that is ideal for; working hands, dry, sensitive skin and dermatitis sufferers. Especially recommended for hands weakened by weather or repeated washings. Hypo-allergenic hand and nail cream with a 98% natural formulation which is nourishing, protective, moisturising and rich in extracts of red algae with its high concentration of active silicium, oily extracts of organic arctic raspberry seeds, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil and organic sweet almond oil. Formulated according to the principles of bio-inertia to reduce the risk of intolerance. It is rapidly absorbed into the skin leaving a non-greasy touch and silky finish.

With the colder weather approaching, I was on the hunt for another hand cream. I decided to try out the NATorigin Hand & Nail Cream from Love Lula. The cream itself is thin, making it easy to rub in. It also sinks in quickly leaving my hands feeling softer than before. Unfortunately, I'm not too keen on the lingering scent of this hand cream which I think comes from the Almond oil.


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

Ayumi Neem & Tea Tree Face Scrub - Review*



Ayumi is a natural skincare brand, inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda. A holistic brand, lovingly made in the UK, Ayumi is certified as both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Ayumi is a natural skincare brand, inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda. A holistic brand, lovingly made in the UK, Ayumi is certified as both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Dating back approximately 5000 years, Ayurveda is an Indian system of health and wellbeing with the aim of reaching a state of content. Now, however, it is more difficult to maintain a balance in our new, urban environment. This is what Ayumi stands for - maintaining balance in our new surroundings. Ayumi is committed to making natural and mindful living available to everyone, bringing back the natural environment even to the busiest of cities. Bursting with aromatic essential oils, organic extracts and Ayurvedic ingredients, Ayumi is designed to balance the skin and the mind.

Deeply cleanse the skin with this richly packed non-drying cream with shea butter, moringa and avocado oils. Witch hazel gently firms and tones, while the natural silica from the bamboo stem and volcanic perlite gently sluff away dead skin cells and impurities to leave the skin looking fresh, glowing and revitalised. Neem, rosemary, eucalyptus and tea tree oils known for their antibacterial and balancing qualities help protect the skin from potential external damage. A blend of peppermint, orange, and lemon oils uplift, invigorate and energise the skin and senses with a burst of zesty freshness.

I came across the Ayumi Neem & Tea Tree Face Scrub on Love Lula and thought it was time to try out a new face scrub! The scrub itself is creamy but not too thick and is easy to use all over the face. I also really like the Tea Tree scent that the scrub has, as it leaves my face feeling really fresh and clean. Unfortunately, this product isn't for me though as I find it doesn't give my skin a deep scrub, which is what I like when it comes to face scrubs.


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

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ayumi Neem & Tea Tree Face Mask - Review*



Ayumi is a natural skincare brand, inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda. A holistic brand, lovingly made in the UK, Ayumi is certified as both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Ayumi is a natural skincare brand, inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda. A holistic brand, lovingly made in the UK, Ayumi is certified as both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Dating back approximately 5000 years, Ayurveda is an Indian system of health and wellbeing with the aim of reaching a state of content. Now, however, it is more difficult to maintain a balance in our new, urban environment. This is what Ayumi stands for - maintaining balance in our new surroundings. Ayumi is committed to making natural and mindful living available to everyone, bringing back the natural environment even to the busiest of cities. Bursting with aromatic essential oils, organic extracts and Ayurvedic ingredients, Ayumi is designed to balance the skin and the mind.

An intensive treatment to deep clean and refresh the skin. Kaolin helps to draw out the deep-seated impurities and soak up excessive oiliness in the skin to leave it radiant, revitalised and restored. Neem, rosemary, eucalyptus and tea tree oils known for their antibacterial and balancing qualities help protect the skin from potential external damage. A blend of peppermint, orange, and lemon oils uplift, invigorate and energise the skin and senses with a burst of zesty freshness.

The mask is a thick and creamy consistency and is easy to apply because of this. A few minutes after applying the mask my face pleasantly tingled, this passed as soon as the mask started to dry. Once it had fully dried it was time to wash it off. I like washing my face masks off in a shower as I find it less messy than washing them off over a sink. After I had washed my face, my skin was left feeling soft and looked fresher than before. The mask also smells amazing!



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

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Organically Epic Charcoal Infused Peppermint Vegan Dental Floss - Review*




Organically Epic is a multi-award-winning business, launched in 2015, founded and owned by Jayne Clark-Denyer and Karon Robertson (a Daughter and Mother duo). Organic and Natural Dental has always been a love and passion of Jayne's so it was only natural that Organically Epic would launch their natural dental collection. All of our products are sustainably made and ethically sourced. Approved under PETA'S beauty without bunnies campaign, Vegan, Biodegradable, Recyclable and our toothbrushes are made of mature bamboo that is Panda Friendly.

Charcoal infused peppermint vegan dental floss is a must for any dental routine. The charcoal will help brighten and lift stains from between your teeth whilst the peppermint essential oil will help freshen breath. With 30 metres of floss, this sustainable gum lover will last you an average of 3 months if you use it once a day. Dentists recommend using floss as part of your regular dental routine, flossing every evening to prevent bad breath, sore bleeding gums and gingivitis. How to dispose of your floss and packaging The floss will need to go in your general recycling. It is not biodegradable but it is a much better alternative to conventional floss. The glass tube and aluminium can be recycled but, feel free to purchase our floss refills and reuse the glass and aluminium packaging The cardboard kraft packaging can be recycled or put in your compost for breakdown.

Since getting my braces off a few weeks ago, I've wanted to get back into flossing as I couldn't really achieve it with my train track braces on. I came across the Organically Epic Charcoal Infused Peppermint Vegan Dental Floss on Love Lula and thought it looked great due to its low waste. The floss is presented in a glass jar which I think is great, as you can refill it again and again. I found the floss easy to use, just like any other floss really. Although, this floss is slightly different to your usual floss, as it tastes of peppermint which I find very refreshing.



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

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Benecos Natural Nail Polish in Vintage Red - 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.

Instant glam for any occasion, our Nail Polish in Vintage Red is the perfect classic shade. 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. Free from toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, phthalates, parabens, silicones, TPHP and colophony.

I love the Benecos Nail Polish brushes as they're flatter than most brushes I've used before, meaning you can coat your nail with polish almost in one go. This Benecos Natural Nail Polish in Vintage Red from Love Lula is a classic pink-red. I personally find this shade needs two coats to get full coverage. The nail polish removes well without staining my nails too much, which is always a hassle with darker shades!


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

Benecos Natural Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bloody Berry - 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 makeup 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!

A bold matte lipstick with a lightweight, velvety texture and non-drying formula of this lipstick has been enriched with castor oil to nourish and hydrate the lips.

I absolutely love the shade of this Benecos Natural Matte Liquid Lipstick from Love Lula. I'm not a big fan of matte liquid lipsticks as I don't like the overly dry feeling on my lips, but Blood Berry seems to be more moisturising than other liquid lipsticks that I've tried in the past. It also goes great with a clear lip balm underneath it for extra moisture. I find this shade lasts a good amount of time before needing to apply it again. It's also very easy to remove and doesn't stain anything, considering how dark the shade is!



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

Benecos Natural Nail Polish in Crystal - 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 clear nail polish gives a gorgeous shine to your natural nail colour, perfect for day-to-day wear. It can also be used as a top coat to any colour, giving you chip-free nails for longer. FREE FROM toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, phthalates, parabens, silicones, TPHP and colophony.

I love the Benecos Nail Polish brushes as they're flatter than most brushes I've used before, meaning you can coat your nail with polish almost in one go. This clear Benecos Natural Nail Polish in Crystal from Love Lula seems to last a good week without it visibly chipping, which great.



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

Inika Certified Organic Lipstick Crayon in Deep Plum - 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.

Delivering a creamy texture and satin finish, the Certified Organic Lipstick Crayon provides a beautiful pop of colour on the lips along with nourishment and lasting power thanks to Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Carnauba Wax and Vitamin E. Creamy formula with highly pigmented colour Enriched with Certified Organic Coconut Oil and Vitamin E for soft, conditioned lips Formulated with non-comedogenic Certified Organic Carnauba Wax for a natural shine All INIKA Organic products are 100% naturally derived, Certified Vegan & Cruelty Free.

After a long old hunt, I've finally found the overall shade that suits my lips and that I love. The Inika Certified Organic Lipstick Crayon in Deep Plum from Love Lula ticks all of the boxes for my perfect lip product. The crayon is smooth and easy to apply and I find that applying a clear lip balm before the product helps to make it last longer. This also keeps my lips feeling more moisturised than without a lip balm underneath.


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

Organyc Intimate Wash with Chamomile - Review*


Intimate Wash with Chamomile contains a blend of gentle and organic natural ingredients which include extracts of Calendula, Cornflower and Aloe Vera to gently cleanse, soothe and protect your intimate area. Suitable for sensitive skin. No alcohol, no chlorine, no parabens and no SLS.

I like using products that are specially made for certain areas and nowhere else. So when I came across the Organyc Intimate Wash with Chamomile from Love Lula I was looking forward to trying it out. Firstly, the bottle is a great size and shape to keep in my shower and the pump is an added bonus. The gel does smell of Chamomile which I'm not too keen on, but luckily it isn't too overpowering. I personally find that two pumps of the wash are the perfect amount per wash for me, meaning this 250ml bottle will last me a good few months. Overall, the gel foams up nicely giving me a gentle and refreshing clean all over.



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

Monday, 22 July 2019

BeBarefaced Anti-Blemish Moisturiser - Review*



At BeBarefaced we’re committed to helping achieve barefaced confidence through the power of natural ingredients. While we may appear playful, we take our formulations very seriously. If we don't think it’s natural and doing some good then we don't add it in! All our products are made with precision and care to deliver a category-leading performance worthy of your trust. Our high performing formulas focus on carefully selected natural ingredients combined with antioxidants and essential oils, ensuring that our products are honest, natural and effective.

Target stubborn breakouts and blemishes fast with this treatment moisturiser packed with antioxidants and natural ingredients. This moisturiser has been specially formulated for adult acne and blemish-prone skin, with its rich creamy formula providing moisturising and anti-ageing benefits as well as targeting blemish-prone problem skin. Salicylic acid gently exfoliates deep inside the pore to effectively draw out impurities while tea tree oil works as natural antiseptic flushing out toxins. Hyaluronic acid enriches the skin with moisture and vitamins C and E correct and repair damaged skin. Providing deep hydration for blemish-prone skin is essential, as without moisture the skin overcompensates producing more oil and thus more spots!

I'm always a little worried when it comes to trying out a new face moisturiser, as they always tend to leave my face feeling more oily than it already was! I was pleasantly surprised when this wasn't the case with this BeBarefaced Anti-Blemish Moisturiser from Love Lula. The cream itself is easy to rub in and soaks in well without leaving any residue. It also moisturisers my skin really well, without making my skin feel really heavy, making it perfect for day and night time use. Overall, I'm really happy with this product and I look forward to using it more in the future.


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

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar - Review*



Gallinée is the first brand to take care of the skin and its protective bacterial ecosystem, the microbiome. Developed by a pharmacist and skincare specialist, our products are designed to suit all skin types — even the most sensitive ones. Our patented complex of probiotics, prebiotics and lactic acid support your skin's good bacteria while helping rebuild your skin barrier. All of our products are highly concentrated inactive ingredients. They're extra gentle for every type of skin and respect your skin's natural pH. We do not test on animals and have no ingredients of animal origin. Our products are free from parabens, MI, Phenoxyethanol, silicones and mineral oils.

Get your best skin back with our newest addition to the Gallinée range. Soap-free and oh-so-gentle, cleanse, soothe, and nourish your skin with our patented complex of prebiotics and lactic acid. The Gallinée Cleansing Bar is made from gentle cleansing actives in a solid form, called a Syndet. Gentle enough for face and body, the Gallinée Cleansing Bar is formulated at pH 5.8, respecting your skin’s natural pH levels. Leaves your skin looking radiant, while cleansing, soothing, and nourishing it. Our scientifically-formulated complex of prebiotics and lactic acid nourishes and protects your skin’s good bacteria while removing the bad.

In need of a new bar of face soap, I ended up coming across this Prebiotic Cleansing Bar from Gallinée on Love Lula. I really love that the soap comes just packaged in a cardboard box and nothing else. When using the bar, I find that it foams up well, leaving my skin feeling really soft and clean after use. I also love using this cleansing bar as it doesn't leave my skin feeling dried out as other soaps have done in the past. Another added bonus is that the soap smells absolutely lovely!


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