Monday, 19 October 2020

Africa Organics Marula Shampoo & Mongongo Conditioner - Review*



Our range is based on wild-harvested African plants. Wild-harvesting helps to maintain biodiversity because rural communities value the trees for the annual fruit harvest. This means that they don’t use the trees for firewood and they earn fair wages for their harvest. Our whole range is certified organic with Ecocert in France and is also certified vegan and cruelty-free. Our products are 100% African and draw every possible benefit from their source plants while causing no harm to either man or nature. Using Africa Organics, you will experience the effectiveness of natural ingredients without added preservatives, and the awareness that what heals you can also help heal Africa.

This is a good everyday shampoo for normal or oily hair. We’ve used natural, biodegradable foaming agents that won’t strip your hair and we’ve also added Rooibos as an anti-oxidant and Marula to help prevent breakages. Mint oils give it a fresh, pick-me-up fragrance. We’ve used Mongongo oil as a natural protective conditioner. The oil coats your hair and forms a protective casing when exposed to sunlight but doesn’t leave your hair feeling oily. As with all our conditioners, we’ve avoided synthetic conditioning agents.

Both the shampoo and conditioner smell fresh and fruity. The shampoo foams up nicely and gives my hair the feeling of a good clean. The conditioner doesn't feel heavy and leaves my hair feeling lovely and soft. Both are great products when used together.

Shampoo £12 from Love Lula

Conditioner £12 from Love Lula

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Dr. Botanicals Charcoal Superfood Mattifying Face Mask - Review*



Vegan certified Dr. Botanicals products, are made only of natural ingredients. Never tested on animals, this range embodies our belief in the potent power of botanicals.

Charcoal Superfood Mattifying Face Mask works to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin. The main active ingredients in the formulation are Activated charcoal powder which aims to cleanse and exfoliate the complexion, helping the skin appear mattified. And shea butter, which contains a high amount of fatty acids and is a great skin smoother.

This Dr. Botanicals Charcoal Superfood Mattifying Face Mask from Love Lula is a great face mask. The mask is easy to apply and dries in five to ten minutes. I found my skin to be tighter after use and less shiny. This is a great mask to use when your skin needs a little pick me up.

£14.90 from Love Lula

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

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Alteya Certified Organic Liquid Soap Lavender & Aloe - Review*


Alteya Organics is a fast-growing and a multiple international award-winning family-owned USDA and NaTrue certified organic beauty and skincare company with our own rose and lavender fields, distillery and a state-of-the-art skincare manufacturing facility in the heart of The Rose Valley in Bulgaria. We grow and harvest roses, Lavender, Chamomile and Calendula and we distil premium quality certified organic rose oil and other essential oils and flower waters using generations-old recipes.

Safe and non-toxic certified organic liquid soap to gently and effectively clean skin. Formulated to: Our organic liquid soap “Lavender & Aloe”, with its mild and balanced formula, gently and effectively cleanses, leaving skin feeling smooth and moisturized. It creates rich lather and delicately helps maintain the natural moisture balance of the skin. The delicate lavender scent calms body and mind.

The Lavender and Aloe Alteya Certified Organic Liquid Soap from Love Lula is a lovely hand soap. I find the liquid gives my hands a good clean and the scent is really gentle smelling. The bottle's pump is really easy to use and is the perfect size to keep on the side of our sink.

£7.65 from Love Lula 

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Biovène Barcelona Tropical Fruits 70% Alcohol Hand Cleansing Gel - Review*


Biovène Barcelona promotes Clean Beauty and where you can find easy transparency in the formulations without: Sulfates, SLS, SLES, parabens, formaldehyes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban and less than 1% of synthetic fragrances.

Take care of your hands with Biovène Original 70% Alcohol, Hand Cleansing Gel. The advanced fast-drying formula is enriched with soothing and moisturizing Glycerin, leaving your hands feeling soft, fresh and clean.

With a trip to Thorpe Park for my birthday last month I wanted a travel sized hand cleansing gel. I came across this Biovène Tropical Fruits 70% Alcohol Hand Cleansing Gel on Love Lula and was intriguied by the tropical fruits scent! It's the perfect sized tube to carry around with you and the flip lid is easy to use when in a hurry. The gel is a good consistancy and the scent smells really good!


£2.99 from Love Lula 

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Thursday, 20 August 2020

Nadirah Sugar Paste Hair Removal - Review*



Nadirah system is a hair removal technique that uses an all-natural paste to pull off body hair. There are no chemical additives involved and it lasts up to 5 weeks. It is 100% organic and vegan. Less pain than wax, skin-friendly and natural ingredients that do not cause allergic reactions. Also minimizes hair ingrowth and every beginner can do it at home.

I hadn't seen the Nadirah Sugar Paste Hair Removal on Love Lula before, so I thought I would try it out. When it comes to waxing, I'm used to waxing with a pot and reusable strips. With this wax, strips aren't needed as you peel the wax straight off of your skin. I managed to succeed a few times this way and got a good amount of hair removed, but I found it more painful than waxing with reusable strips. I also found pulling the wax off of my skin technique quite messy and ended up using strips with the wax, which worked a lot better for me. I managed to do a full leg with the strips and my skin was left feeling really soft. 


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

Alteya Certified Organic Grapefruit & Orange Liquid Soap - Review*


Alteya Organics is a fast-growing and a multiple international award-winning family-owned USDA and NaTrue certified organic beauty and skincare company with our own rose and lavender fields, distillery and a state-of-the-art skincare manufacturing facility in the heart of The Rose Valley in Bulgaria. We grow and harvest roses, Lavender, Chamomile and Calendula and we distil premium quality certified organic rose oil and other essential oils and flower waters using generations-old recipes.

Our organic liquid soap Grapefruit & Orange, with its mild and balanced formula, gently and effectively cleanses, leaving skin feeling smooth and moisturized. It creates a rich lather and delicately helps maintain the natural moisture balance of the skin. The cheerful citrus scent creates a long-lasting happy feeling.

The Alteya Certified Organic Grapefruit and Orange Liquid Soap from Love Lula is a fresh and fruity scented hand soap, it can also be used as a body wash. The soap foams up well and gives a really fresh feeling clean. It also leaves my hands feeling soft after use. 

£6.95 from Love Lula

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


JOIK Organic Sea Buckthorn & Lemon Body Lotion - Review*


JOIK is 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.

This sea buckthorn and lemon body lotion absorbs quickly, provides quick and long-lasting hydration and leaves the skin feeling silky soft. The lotion is rich in organic cocoa butter, coconut oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil. This nourishes dry skin, protects it from moisture loss and helps skin renewal. Thus it promotes elasticity. Vitamin-rich sea buckthorn oil promotes natural cell renewal and gives the skin a fresh and healthy glow. This body lotion has a naturally fresh scent due to the lemon. Suitable for every skin type.

This JOIK Organic Sea Buckthorn and Lemon Body Lotion from Love Lula is the perfect Summer moisturiser. It's light, fruity and fresh! The lotion itself is easy to apply and soaks into my skin nice and quickly. After using, my skin is left feeling really soft and smelling lovely.

£16 from Love Lula

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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Fair Squared Almond Hand Cream - 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.

A rich hand cream that nourishes the skin to provide long-lasting moisture while protecting against dehydration and premature ageing. The smooth consistency is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. Vegan, Fairtrade and Natrue certified. Fairtrade certified olive oil and almond oil, benefiting our farmers in Palestine, Pakistan and Chile. No parabens, phthalates, SLS or PEGs.

The Fair Squared Almond Hand Cream from Love Lula is my favourite hand cream that I've used so far. The cream itself has a really light scent to it which I like when it comes to hand creams. I find the cream rubs in well and leaves my hands feeling really soft after use. 


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

e'lifexir Natural Beauty Push-Up Buttocks Sculpting 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.

Maximise your natural assets and indulge in e'lifexir Natural Beauty's Push-Up Buttocks Sculpting Cream. Mate and Stevia leaf extract redefine the buttock contours by smoothing skin. Scotch thistle helps to improve cell renewal and protects collagen. It minimises the appearance of existing stretch marks and prevents against future marks. And Black Elder extract helps to improve microcirculation and decongestion of skin tissue around the buttocks, leaving skin firmer and smoother. Natural fruit waters, such as cranberry, cherry and orange, are rich in vitamin C and give protective benefits to the skin.

The e'lifexir Natural Beauty Push-Up Buttocks Sculpting Cream from Love Lula leaves my skin feeling super soft after use. The cream itself sinks into my skin quickly which is why I like to use it after I shower, as it rehydrates my skin quickly. The cream is easy to rub in and a little goes a long way.


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

Benecos Natural Mascara Glamour Look in Ultimate Black - 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!

This deep black mascara ensures that your lashes are the talk of the town! The precision applicator wand coats each individual lash with the deep black colour and provides volume. Avocado oil offers the perfect finish and a particularly special texture.

The Benecos Natural Mascara Glamour Look in Ultimate Black from Love Lula is a great mascara for any occasion. I find the wand easy to use, which leaves my lashes looking longer and more uplifted. The colour of the mascara also defines my lashes by making them look darker.


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

Ere Perez Spectacular Eyelash Curler - 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. 

With its perfect curve, it will not pinch or pull, but is gentle and easy to use, even for lash curling novices! Soft and supple, the hypoallergenic state of the art white silicone rubber will treat lashes with the utmost care and sensitivity. The chrome curler is extremely high quality and will last for years.

This Ere Perez Spectacular Eyelash Curler from Love Lula works wonders on my short lashes, giving them the lift they need. The curler works well with and without mascara, giving two very different looks. I find the curler doesn't pull on my eyelashes and is therefore gentle on my lashes.


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

Monday, 29 June 2020

PHB Ethical Beauty Coffee Bean Scrub & Mask - Review*


PHB Ethical Beauty is a pioneering family run business with a revolutionary multi-award winning a 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.

Wake up your skin’s sensational potential with our multi-tasking Coffee Bean Scrub & Mask. Use this 2-in-1 blend on your face and body to re-awaken dull, tired skin. It scrubs away dead skin cells and stimulates blood flow to give skin a smoother, firmer and brighter appearance. Used regularly Organic Coffee Beans work wonders for cellulite, ingrown hairs, scarring & discolouration.

I really love this PHB Ethical Beauty coffee bean scrub and mask from Love Lula. It gives my skin a really good scrub leaving my skin looking brighter and softer. I also really like that you can leave the product on after scrubbing as a mask. 


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

Crazy Rumors Spearmint 100% Natural Lip Balm - Review*



Crazy Rumors are wonderfully colourful and flavourful vegan lip balms from the USA with a BIG personality. Established over 15 years ago, the exceptional 100% natural lip care is still handmade in small batches for the purest and freshest balms. Clean, tasty and ethical, the balms include super moisturising delights like Certified Organic Shea Butter & soothing Jojoba oil. The mouth-watering flavours are sourced from fruits, vegetables and spices, no synthetic lab-created flavours in here, ever. Nature creates it all, and what’s better than that? There’s something for everyone: Mild to Wild, we’ve got you covered!

Cool, crisp lip tingling mint! A breath of fresh air. 100% natural, vegan and certified cruelty-free. Super moisturising with Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil.

I've loved Crazy Rumors lip balms for as long as I can remember. I chose to try out the Spearmint flavour from Love Lula. Unfortunately, this isn't my favourite flavour from Crazy Rumors. Once the lip balm has sunk in the scent doesn't smell as strong which is good. On the upside, the lip balm does leave my lips feeling really soft and hydrated.


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

Odylique Lavender Hand & Body Wash - Review*


Genuine, nurturing and unique; Odylique by Essential Care represents everything that is wonderful about natural and organic beauty. Odylique products combine truly effective formulations with the finest natural ingredients. Known as the Purists in Skincare, this family-run company uses only organic herbs, plant oils and natural actives to lovingly produce skincare solutions for even the most sensitive of skin.

A gorgeously creamy hand and body wash with moisturising aloe and extra virgin olive oil base and complemented with the heavenly scent of lavender fields. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive and irritated skin.

I decided to use this Odylique lavender hand and body wash from Love Lula as a body wash rather than a hand wash. unfortunately, I'm really not a fan of this product. I find it takes a lot of the product to feel like you're getting good use out of it. I also don't like the scent of this wash as I find it doesn't smell as fresh as I thought it would. On the plus side, I do love the simple black and white design on the bottle.


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

Natura Siberica Volume & Freshness Shampoo & Conditioner For Oily Hair - Review*



Made with adaptogenic herbs and plants, this range of face, hair and body care was born in Siberia. Featuring wild-harvested ingredients, sourced from unspoilt landscapes, Natura Siberica works with local tribes, bringing about positive changes in their lives. To survive the extreme Siberian conditions, endemic and adaptogenic herbs and plants synthesize highly protective active ingredients and have extraordinary antioxidant properties, which offer unique health and beauty benefits.

This shampoo, based on organic northern raspberry hydrolat, gives your hair sensational volume and bounce. Northern raspberry is several times richer in vitamin C than ordinary raspberry and helps to restore the natural balance of the scalp. Rich in amino acids, wild-harvested Siberian dwarf pine cleanses the scalp, strengthens and repairs damaged hair and protects against environmental damage. Hair and the scalp will be strong, cleansed and nourished.

This conditioner, based on organic northern raspberry hydrolat, gives your hair sensational volume. Northern raspberry is several times richer in vitamin C than ordinary raspberry and helps to restore the natural balance of the scalp. Rich in amino acids, wild-harvested Siberian dwarf pine strengthens and repairs damaged hair and protects against environmental damage. Hair and the scalp will be strong and feel silky soft.

This Natura Siberica volume and freshness duo from Love Lula is the perfect pair for oily hair. Both products smell lovely and fresh. I find the shampoo lathers up well and gives my hair a good wash. The conditioner then leaves my hair feeling silky soft after use.



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

Benecos Colour Edition Lip Brush - 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 lip brush made from high-quality synthetic vegan fibres, with FSC certified handle and recyclable aluminium.

This Benecos Colour Edition Lip Brush from Love Lula is now a staple in my make-up kit. The fibres are really soft and flexible making it easy to apply any product to your lips. I also found that my lipstick managed to stay put a little longer from using the brush. This brush also comes in handy when your product has nearly run out.


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

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Mossa Youth Defence Moisturising Antioxidant Day 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.

Your skin will appreciate this Moisturising Antioxidant Day Cream! Made from a formula with blueberries and vitamin E which deeply hydrates the skin. The fragmented hyaluronic acid promotes a smoother look of the wrinkles and Blueberry antioxidants protect against harmful environmental pollution and work against the aging process. The silky and lightweight texture is quickly absorbed, leaving a smooth feel.

With my current day cream running low it was time to find a new product to try out. I came across the Mossa Youth Defence Moisturising Antioxidant Day Cream on Love Lula. With the day cream being specifically for normal to combination skin I thought it would be perfect for my oily skin. I find the cream is lightweight on my skin which means it doesn't leave it feeling heavy or greasy. 


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

Alteya Certified Organic Moisture Dew Hand Cream - Review*



Alteya Organics is a fast-growing and a multiple international award-winning family-owned USDA and NaTrue certified organic beauty and skincare company with our own rose and lavender fields, distillery and a state-of-the-art skincare manufacturing facility in the heart of The Rose Valley in Bulgaria. We grow and harvest roses, Lavender, Chamomile and Calendula and we distil premium quality certified organic rose oil and other essential oils and flower waters using generations-old recipes.

This NaTrue certified organic lightweight formula provides intense hydration and long-lasting softness. Enriched with soothing rosewater and sweet jasmine extract, this fragrant flower that helps nourish, soften and protect your hands, this cream is the perfect solution for dry or rough hand skin.

I use hand cream in my morning skincare routine, after washing my hands (if they're drier than usual), after washing up and in my evening skincare routine. Due to using hand cream a lot, I tend to go through a tube quite quickly. On the plus side, it does mean that I get to try a variety of hand creams! I found the Alteya Certified Organic Moisture Dew Hand Cream on Love Lula and it ticks all of my boxes. It has a lovely scent of Roses which I personally like, but some people may find it on the stronger side. The cream itself sinks into my hands very quickly and doesn't leave them feeling sticky or greasy. Although this tube probably won't last me long, it's a great size to carry around in my bag as a spare. 


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Mossa V-Lift Deep Recovery Collagen Night 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.

Shhh... Let the magic work while you dream with a Deep recovery Collagen night cream! This juicy and unique formula with juneberry extract boosts your skin during the night while biopolymers of natural origin help to efficiently improve the hydration and smoothness of the skin. Juneberry is the star of the show here as it treats your skin with antioxidants and 21 youth-activating elements. Enjoy the result of smoother, firmer-looking and more glowing skin!

It's only recently that I've started using a specific night cream. Before this, I was using my day-time moisturiser in my night-time skincare routine. This one from Love Lula caught my eye as it's suitable for all skin types. I find the cream is soft to apply and doesn't feel heavy on my skin, which is good for my oily skin. 



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

The Castilian Soap Company Natural Hand Sanitiser with Peppermint & Chamomile - Review*


Natural Castile Soap is a biodegradable, true liquid soap made from an organic base with natural vegetable oils of the finest quality. Ideal for sensitive skins or those looking for a hypoallergenic alternative, Castile soap also holds a multitude of uses for bathroom and beyond!

Our natural hand cleanser with Peppermint & Chamomile cleans without drying out hands with just four natural ingredients - organic alcohol, organic chamomile water, natural plant glycerin and peppermint essential oil. With a fresh and breezy scent, use at home or on-the-go to freshen up.

Having lost my small bottled hand sanitiser at work (what a time to lose such a thing!), I was on the hunt for a replacement. I came across the Castilian Soap Company Natural Hand Sanitiser with Peppermint and Chamomile on Love Lula. Firstly, the bottle is a great size and is perfect for carrying around with you. Although this isn't a gel and is a lot thinner, I personally find that just one pump is enough to fully sanitise both of my hands. The Peppermint and Chamomile scent is refreshing and my hands are left feeling clean and soft after use.


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Friday, 22 May 2020

Lovea Organic Purifying Green 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.

This naturally made face mask is designed for combination and oily skin. It purifies combination and oily skin, leaving skin completely cleansed and fresh. It's also paraben, dye, silicone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG, nano and artificial fragrance-free. To use this mask all you have to do is apply a thin layer all over the face, but avoiding your eye area. Leave it on your face for about five minutes, but without letting the mask fully dry on the skin. And then rinse it all away with warm water and then apply your usual moisturiser, easy peasy!

This mask is lovely and thick which makes it very easy to apply. It seems to dry well and it doesn't flake off everywhere like most do. It seemed to soak up all of the excess oil that I had around my T-Zone beforehand, leaving me with oil-free skin! After washing the mask off of my face, I was left with smooth and soft skin. It did make my face feel quite tight and a little red after washing it away, but after applying my usual face moisturiser my skin was fine. I'll definitely keep this face mask in mind when I run out of it, as it's so easy to use and is much better than previous ones I've used before.


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

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Alteya Certified Organic Stretch Mark Oil - Review*



Alteya Organics is a fast-growing and a multiple international award-winning family-owned USDA and NaTrue certified organic beauty and skincare company with our own rose and lavender fields, distillery and a state-of-the-art skincare manufacturing facility in the heart of The Rose Valley in Bulgaria. We grow and harvest roses, lavender, chamomile and calendula and we distil premium quality certified organic rose oil and other essential oils and flower waters using generations-old recipes.

Our Organic Stretch Mark Oil is a premium blend of plant-based oils, butter and organic Bulgarian Rose Oil, that may help against stretch marks, and keep skin nourished, soft and beautiful. Relieves dry, itchy skin and significantly improves elasticity.

Rather than using the same body product all over, I like to use products that are designed for certain areas. I was looking for a new product to hydrate the stretch marks that I have on my bottom. I ended up choosing the Alteya Certified Organic Stretch Mark Oil from Love Lula, as I haven't used an oil-based product for a while. The oil smells sweet and rubs in nicely, leaving my skin feeling soft after use.


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Bloomtown The Rose Garden Organic Hand & Body Wash - Review*



Inspired by the woods, gardens, groves and other charming nooks of our ideal green community, where every ingredient is nourishing and sustainable. Bloomtown was founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Preyanka Clark Prakash and Medwin Culmer after spending two years in Indonesia and witnessing first-hand the loss of virgin forest that is home to endangered orangutans, tigers and so much of the world's biodiversity. Bloomtown is proud to be the UK's first independently certified palm oil-free company, offering beautifully scented, expertly formulated body & skincare, hand-crafted in Cornwall.

Certified vegan, cruelty-free & palm oil-free. We're proud to offer one of the few truly palm-free liquid soaps on the market. Our natural, organic Hand & Body Wash is 100% free from SLSs, parabens and synthetic detergents! Gently cleansing, beautifully scented and packaged in elegant, eco-friendly glass bottles. While away long summer days in Bloomtown's lush, rose-strewn gardens. This isn't your gran's rose scent, though she'll probably adore it, too. A gorgeous modern rose balanced with not-too-sweet white florals.

I originally ordered the Bloomtown The Rose Garden Organic Hand & Body Wash from Love Lula with intentions of using it as a body wash. With Rose being a favourite scent of mine I was looking forward to trying this product as a body wash more than a hand wash. When it came to using it in the shower I was a little worried about the bottle being glass. I took extra care in the shower and because of this, I'd prefer to use it as a hand wash. I also wasn't sure about using this product as a body wash as it feels like you've washed with a bar of soap, which I personally don't like. The soap itself smells lovely and fresh and lathers up well on both hands and the body. 

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

JOIK Organic Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion - Review*



JOIK is 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.

Pink grapefruit body lotion absorbs instantly, provides quick but longlasting moisture and leaves skin soft and silky. The lotion is rich in organic cocoa butter, coconut oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil that relieve dry dehydrated skin, protect skin from moisture loss and help it to renew and maintain its elasticity. Organic aloe juice calms, while natural Vitamin E helps to prevent premature aging of the skin. Scented with a naturally fresh and bitter-sweet pink grapefruit scent.

With the warmer weather approaching, I was on the hunt for a more summery scented body lotion. I came across the JOIK Organic Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion on Love Lula and added it to my basket right away. With a summery scent being the main factor of my search, I'm happy to say that this body lotion absolutely ticks that box. It smells lovely and is exactly what I was looking for, for this time of year. The lotion applies well and rubs in nicely, leaving my skin feeling soft and smelling lovely!


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Saturday, 18 April 2020

Unfragranced Yes Cleanse Intimate 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. Traditional soaps and shower gels can disrupt the vaginal pH balance, causing irritation and discomfort. YES CLEANSE has been carefully pH matched to complement and protect the intimate environment. Washes away odour-causing bacteria without irritation. Economic foam pump producing soft gentle lather.

I've used the Unfragranced Yes Cleanse Intimate Wash from Love Lula for a few 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 is unfragranced which is great if you're wanting something plain to wash with. 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.


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Monday, 30 March 2020

Alteya Certified Organic Liquid Soap Citrus & Mint - Review*


Alteya Organics is a fast-growing and a multiple international award-winning family-owned USDA and NaTrue certified organic beauty and skincare company with our own rose and lavender fields, distillery and a state-of-the-art skincare manufacturing facility in the heart of The Rose Valley in Bulgaria. We grow and harvest roses, Lavender, Chamomile and Calendula and we distil premium quality certified organic rose oil and other essential oils and flower waters using generations-old recipes. 


Safe and non-toxic certified organic liquid soap to gently and effectively clean skin. Our organic liquid soap “Citrus & Mint”, with its mild and balanced formula, gently and effectively cleanses, leaving skin feeling smooth and moisturized. It creates a rich lather and delicately helps maintain the natural moisture balance of the skin. The uplifting citrus and mint scent inspire cheerful feelings.

Since moving into my own place I've been able to choose the hand soap that I use. I came across the Alteya Certified Organic Liquid Soap in Citrus and Mint on Love Lula and thought I would give it ago. The soap smells lovely and fresh which is what I like when it comes to hand washes. The pump is easy to use and disperses the product well. The soap lathers up well and leaves my hands feeling fresh and clean when needed.


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

Ayumi Neem & Moringa Shampoo & Conditioner - 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.

Gone will be the days of hair bothered by grease with the astringent and clarifying power of Ayumi's Neem & Tea Tree Shampoo. Neem, Nettle Leaf Extract and Tea Tree Leaf oil will help to regulate the oil production from your hair follicles while Argan oil and Moringa Seed oil will restore moisture and nourishment. Hair will feel refreshed and healthier with this coveted Ayurvedic blend. Our conditioner targets oily or thick hair to keep it in balance and harmony. A blend of caring traditional Indian botanicals of Shikakai, Aritha, Amla, Bhringraj, Neem, Tea Tree and Java root help revive a balanced condition with enhanced lustre and control. Oils of Argan, Coconut, Pumpkin, Neem, Moringa and Tea Tree work with the natural oils in the hair to give the perfect shine and lustre.

I love a good shampoo and conditioner duo. I came across the lovely looking Ayumi Neem & Moringa Shampoo and Conditioner for normal to oily hair on Love Lula. Firstly, I absolutely love the scent of these two products, as they both smell very fresh. When using a reasonable amount of product, I find that the shampoo lathers up well and gives my long, thick hair a really good clean. The conditioner isn't too thick which is perfect for my oily hair. My hair feels super soft after using both of these products together.


Shampoo £6.99 from Love Lula
Conditioner £6.99 from Love Lula

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

Friday, 20 March 2020

Bloomtown The Clearing Charcoal & Tea Tree Treatment Mask - Review*



Inspired by the woods, gardens, groves and other charming nooks of our ideal green community, where every ingredient is nourishing and sustainable. Bloomtown was founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Preyanka Clark Prakash and Medwin Culmer after spending two years in Indonesia and witnessing first-hand the loss of virgin forest that is home to endangered orangutans, tigers and so much of the world's biodiversity. Bloomtown is proud to be the UK's first independently certified palm oil-free company, offering beautifully scented, expertly formulated body & skincare, hand-crafted in Cornwall.

Give your skin a much-deserved breather with our Charcoal Mask for oily and acne-prone complexions, formulated with anti-bacterial tea tree oil and white willow bark extract, a natural pore-exfoliant. Our plant glycerine formula does not dry out like traditional masks.

Face masks have always been a staple in my cosmetics collection and I've always loved masks that dry on my skin. However, the Blooomtown Charcoal and Tea Tree Treatment Mask that I found on Love Lula is a little different. The consistency of this face mask is lovely and thick making it really easy to apply. With the mask being black it can get a little messy at times. To help with the messiness I prefer to apply this mask with a brush. I also like to rinse it off in the shower so I don't splash it anywhere! Once the mask is applied I can feel the mask heating up which is a lovely sensation. The mask itself doesn't dry out so my skin always felt moisturised whilst wearing it. There's a possibility that the mask bought everything to the surface from underneath my skin, as I had a few spots appear the day after using it, so keep this in mind. The best thing about this mask is that it smells amazingly fresh!



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

Thursday, 19 March 2020

BeOnMe Body Hand Cream - Review*


Organic cosmetics made in Italy, certified by Ecocert. BeOnMe was born from the desire to develop the pure, natural and organic cosmetics that people need, to satisfy the desires in particular of those who choose only cosmetics without synthetic ingredients, allergens and components of animal origin.

BeOnMe Hand Cream is rich in natural, organic ingredients that create a protective film for your skin against external agents and is ideal for dry, chapped hands, leaving them soft, smooth and hydrated. It is based on a hydrosol of organic Chamomile, known for its effective calming, anti-inflammatory powers, and a hydrosol of organic Helichrysum Italicum, known for its hydrating, healing properties and for its ability to stimulate circulation and promote cell renewal. Glycerin holds moisture in the skin, while tocopherol (vitamin E) is a power antioxidant long used in cosmetics to prevent skin aging. BeOnMe Hand Cream contains no fragrances, although may chang oil lends it a naturally fresh, citrusy aroma. This essential oil also gives an immediate sensation of wellness and is often used in aromatherapy as a natural anxiolytic and antidepressant.

One product I can't live without is hand cream. I don't suffer from overly dry hands, but I do like to keep any dry skin at bay. I came across the BeOnMe Hand Cream on Love Lula and thought I'd give it a go. The cream itself smells okay but it isn't a favourite of mine. I find the product to be thin and liquidy so a little goes a long way when using this hand cream. Other than that my hands are left feeling really soft and non-greasy after using this product.

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

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

No Secrets One & Four Luxury Vegan Bath Jellies - Review*





No Secrets is a British beauty brand with a difference. We make pure, plant-based skincare with the luxury feel of your favorite high-end beauty brands. Clean products with a clean conscience – that just happen to look, feel and smell amazing. We use only the finest natural ingredients, especially chosen for their purity, safety and affinity with skin. We absolutely avoid any unnecessary chemicals such as Parabens, Phthalates and Sulphates. Every single lovely thing that goes into our formulas is unpicked and explained on our product pages so you know why it’s in there.

Sink into a hot bath and the jellies dissolve into a therapeutic bath oil with the skin-softening goodness of our exclusive seed oil blend. The skin is left divinely smooth (never sticky), muscles are soothed, stress melts away. Each individual glass jar contains enough product for one sensory bath experience. And of course, each and every ingredient is 100% derived from plants and naturally occurring sources.

Bath Jelly One 
One produces a refreshing and reviving, aroma of Bergamot, Petitgrain, Eucalyptus, Juniper and Lavender.

Bath Jelly Four 
Four produces a heady, calming aroma of Geranium, Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Lavender and Patchouli.

A few months ago I was kindly contacted by Louise, I was offered these lovely sounding vegan bath jellies from No Secrets in exchange for a review. I accepted the samples knowing that I could try them out in my new bath in the flat I was about to move into! After a hectic couple of months I finally got around to trying out these luxury bath jellies. One evening, I lit a candle, put on some soft music, and gave my dry skin a good massage with one of the jellies whilst waiting for my bath to fill up. Oh wow, these little tubs of luxury are amazing! My skin was left feeling warm and soft after the massaging, which was heavenly. I then got into the bath tub, nearly falling asleep due to how relaxed I felt. I'm so glad that I finally got around to trying them out, I just wish I had used them sooner!


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