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.