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.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Benecos Angled Brush Colour Edition - 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!


Angled brush made from high-quality synthetic fibres, with FSC certified handle and recyclable aluminium.

This Benecos Angled Brush from Love Lula is a must-have when it comes to liquid eyeliner. I have a pot of liquid eyeliner that doesn't come with a brush, so I thought this would be a great tool to use to apply it. The brush is really easy to use as it's a lot easier to apply the eyeliner with.


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

Teeth Whitening KIKI Health Activated Charcoal Powder - Review*


IKI believes in adding only the purest of ingredients with the highest potency available. All ingredients are meticulously chosen and ethically processed to preserve and maximise the beneficial and powerful elements, ensuring unsurpassed bioavailability. KIKI does not compromise their products with inexpensive fillers and synthetics. KIKI was born out of a desire to promote optimum health and well-being and is fast becoming one of the leading manufacturers of natural plant-based health products in the UK.

KIKI’s Activated Charcoal is a finely reduced powder (5-10 microns), which presents a huge surface area for the absorption of unwanted substances. So when taken orally or used on teeth or skin it works like a sponge to soak up contaminants. Activated charcoal contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating. KIKI ‘s Activated Charcoal is produced from sustainable coconuts which have been highly purified with steam to remove any contaminants for use as a pharmaceutically active ingredient.

I'm really glad that I came across the Teeth Whitening KIKI Health Activated Charcoal Powder on Love Lula, as it's made my smile a lot brighter. I've never used anything like this before so I did find the process a little messy at first. Just after one use, I had honestly already noticed an immediate change in the colour of my teeth! I try to use the powder every other day or night to help keep my smile brighter and stain free.


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

Hiro Lipstick Shade #04 Bam - Review




HIRO is a high-performance natural cosmetics line made with 100% natural ingredients that improve skin texture and tone. Founded in 2011 in co-operation with makeup artists who wanted to work with cleaner, non-toxic products, HIRO only uses the purest, highest quality ingredients that improve the health of your skin while providing flawless, weightless coverage.


A deep, dusty plum. On a bad day, there is always lipstick. And now that lipstick is 100% natural and vegan! HIRO’s collection of bold, creamy lipsticks nourish and hydrate the lips while delivering effortless, long-wearing, opaque colour. Avocado, Coconut & Jojoba Oil moisturise and rejuvenate the lips, making them instantly look fuller, smoother and healthier. No bleeding or feathering. You won’t even need a lip pencil with these, as they stay put all day. Infused with Cupuacu, Cocoa & Mango Butter, HIRO Lipsticks are extremely comfortable to wear and help minimize the look of wrinkles and lip lines. They perform like no other formula out there. All shades are 100% Natural / 85% Organic / Gluten Free / Vegan / Non-GMO.

This lipstick is probably my favourite lipstick that I've come across so far. The Hiro Lipstick in shade #04 Bam from Love Lula, is perfect for both morning and evening wear. Whether it's a casual outing or a night in town, this shade goes with everything. I find the lipstick very moisturising, because of this, it lasts a long time without having to reapply all the time. I'm really looking forward to trying out other shades that Hiro have to offer!


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

Monday, 17 February 2020

Ayumi Neem & Tea Tree Soap - 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.

Blending Neem, Tea Tree and Lemongrass oil, our Neem soap is good for drawing out impurities, keeping the skin clean with antibacterials and leaving it with a moisturising touch. An effective way of getting your skin’s radiance back, is by using a cleanser with natural antibacterial abilities, that will remove the oil but not drain your skin of its moisture. Using a glycerine base, our Neem soap is a great addition to your bathroom, using Neem, Tea Tree and Lemongrass to clean and refresh the skin.

The Ayumi Neem & Tea Tree Soap from Love Lula had been on my wish list for awhile so I decided it was time to try it out. I've loved using soap bars to wash my face with over the past year or so. And I've really enjoyed using this one as it's so gentle yet effective on my skin. It brightens up my skin after use and also leaves it feeling soft.


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

Natura Siberica Gentle Face Peeling - 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 work 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.

A gentle face peel with Aralia Mandshurica, Meadowsweet, AHA-acids and Vitamin F gently exfoliates and renews skin to improve the complexion. Our gentle face peel reinforces the skins protective functions, making it smooth and supple. Aralia Mandshurica protects skin from external factors while Meadowsweet restores skin’s natural regenerative functions. AHA-acids gently exfoliate skin while Vitamin F facilitates cell renewal, making skin firmer and more elastic.

When I choose the Natura Siberica Gentle Face Peeling to review from Love Lula I was expecting it to be a peeling mask, hence the name. The product wasn't what I thought it would be, but I'm kind of glad about this due to it being a really nice face scrub. The product gives the skin on my face a really good scrub and leaves it feeling soft after use. The product itself also smells really fresh which is an added bonus.


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

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Neal's Yard Remedies Eye Make-Up Remover - Review*



We opened our doors on 4th December 1981 in Neal’s Yard, a once forgotten corner of Covent Garden, in the heart of central London, England. Our passionate belief that beauty should be natural, not synthetic, has been at the heart of our business since we started, over 30 years ago. We believe in nature, honesty and transparency, and your right to know what goes into the products you buy. Our vision was to bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty to people and communities.

Our best selling organic oil-free cleanser gently removes even the most resistant waterproof make-up. It conditions your lashes while hydrating and protecting the delicate eye area. A blend of nurturing damask rose, antioxidant-rich white tea and cooling aloe vera, creates this calming infusion. Removes waterproof make-up and conditions lashes oil-free.

I was in need for a new make-up remover and ended up going for the Neal's Yard Remedies Eye Make-Up Remover, as it had been on my Love Lula wish list for a while. Firstly, I love the delicate rose sent that this product has! I find that the remover works really well at removing my mascara and it doesn't leave behind any residue.


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

Lavera Basis Sensitiv Whitening Toothpaste - Review*


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

Enamel-safe whitening toothpaste with fluoride. Naturally reduces stains, strengthens and remineralises tooth enamel. Contains 1400ppm sodium fluoride to help prevent cavities.

I came across this Lavera Basis Sensitiv Whitening Toothpaste on Love Lula. I've tried many toothpastes by this brand, which I have loved for a few years now. The paste itself smells very minty and fresh. It foams up well unlike other natural toothpastes. The only thing that I dislike about this toothpaste is that my mouth doesn't feel fresh afterwards.



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

Ayumi Turmeric 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 with our Turmeric Face Scrub, packed with exfoliating Bamboo Powder to gently buff away dead skin cells and impurities. This unique formulation is infused with invigorating Papaya Extract, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Bergamot Oil to leave your skin feeling clean, smooth and soft.

I came across this Ayumi Turmeric Face Scrub on Love Lula and thought I'd give it a go. The scrub itself smells fresh and gives a gentle scrub to my skin. The scrub is a good consistency and is easy to use all over my face. This is a nice gentle scrub for the face which leaves my skin feeling soft after use.


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

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Benecos Mint Lip Balm - 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!

Nourishing lip care with Vitamin E, Jojoba oil and Shea Butter to hydrate and nourish dry and chapped lips.

The one cosmetic product that I probably couldn't live without is lip balm, as I hate having dry lips. I have a variety of favourite lip balms meaning I always have a couple on the go. This Benecos Mint Lip Balm is now one of my favourite lip balms. I wish I could apply this one all day long, as the mint leaf oil makes my lips tingle as soon as I apply the lip balm. Unfortunately, the tingling does stop after awhile, but on the upside my lips are left feeling really soft.



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

Kathleen Natural Deep Pore Treatment Mask - Review*



Created in the beautiful town of Royal Leamington Spa in 2014, Kathleen Natural is dedicated to producing luxurious and high-performance skincare made with only the best natural and organic ingredients. The entire range is formulated using a blend of precious plants, marine extracts and essential oils, sourced from all corners of the world – from Europe to Africa, America to Asia – without the inclusion of any harmful artificial chemicals, e.g. SLSs, parabens. Kathleen Natural has never tested any of the ingredients or products on animals and never will.

This is the perfect solution for blackheads and breakouts. This Deep Pore Treatment Mask works to deep clean the skin, minimize pores, reduce blackheads, and calm redness for a clear, balanced, and renewed complexion. It also acts as an aromatherapy product to soothe and relax your mood. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins. 100% natural, 94% organic and vegan-friendly.

I've tried this Kathleen Natural Deep Pore Treatment Mask a few times but I still can't seem to get on with it. The mask itself seems to be runny, but when applied it's really difficult to apply to the skin, even with a brush. On the plus side, the mask does leave my skin feeling a lot softer and smoother after use. And I'm looking forward to trying out more masks from Kathleen Natural.


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