New In for 2018

11 Jan 2018

I got a couple of green beauty bits for Christmas and I was also gifted a few things so I thought I'd share what's new in my first 2018 post!
 
In early December I went for lunch with a few amazing blogging ladies at Ping Pong in Covent Garden. We had a lovely time and it was organised by Sara Steele who kindly bought us a product each from the owner of Bare Origin. I got the Rosehip Oil and I've been using it for the last few days - it's lovely, rich in colour and I'll definitely be checking out their other products.
 
I recently won an Instagram competition by the English Mineral Makeup Company for one of their bronzers. They kindly sent me a kabuki brush too which is made with amazing bright pink bristles! I haven't tried it yet but will definitely be giving it a go soon.
 
Before the blogging lunch, I had a wedding/bridal makeup trial with Lilian (Green Beauty MUA). We decided on the makeup I'm probably going to be using on my wedding day and so I asked for a couple of products for Christmas from Paul's parents! The first is the Zao Liquid Liner and I've been loving it. The brush is perfect and makes it super easy to get a fine, straight line and it's really long-lasting too.
 
Lilian also used a few of the shadows from the Lily Lolo Laid Bare Palette. I haven't used LL for quite a while as they use carmine in some of their products which I avoid, but I needed a new eyeshadow palette anyway and the colours were really pretty. I'm looking forward to practicing my wedding day makeup with this! I'm going to be sharing a makeup trial post soon if anyone is interested in my bridal/wedding day makeup.
And last but not least, I received a lovely present from the ladies at Supernatural Cosmetics before Christmas with a Sister & Co Scrub & Lip Balm. I love a good body scrub and can't wait to give this one a go!

Amber

My Favourite Posts from 2017

28 Dec 2017

I thought it would be a nice way to end 2017 by going back through my favourite blog posts from the year! 2017 saw a big change for my blog - switching from Amber's Beauty Talk to This Natural Bee - and I'm so glad I made the decision to change the name. I hope you've all enjoyed reading my blog posts this year and I'm looking forward to creating more content for 2018.

Five Natural Balms You Have to Try













AS Apothecary Flagship Store
http://www.thisnaturalbee.co.uk/2017/01/asapothecary-flagship-shop.html

RMS Swift Shadows



Live in the Light
http://www.thisnaturalbee.co.uk/2017/03/live-in-light.html

Five Natural Lipsticks for Spring
http://www.thisnaturalbee.co.uk/2017/04/5-natural-lipsticks-for-spring.html

Five Natural Nail Polishes for Spring












Natural Body Products for Spring
http://www.thisnaturalbee.co.uk/2017/05/natural-body-products-for-spring.html

Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week Pop-Up
http://www.thisnaturalbee.co.uk/2017/05/organic-beauty-wellbeing-week-pop-up.html

Atura Collective
http://www.thisnaturalbee.co.uk/2017/10/atura-collective.html


Winter Luxuries, new at abeautifulworld
http://www.thisnaturalbee.co.uk/2017/11/winter-luxuries-new-at-abeautifulworld.html
 
Thank you to my readers for all of your support in 2017 and to the brands who've worked with me, it's been a pleasure! I'm looking forward to creating more content for you all in 2018!
 
Amber


Autumn Body Products

28 Nov 2017

Now it's getting colder, I'm finding myself reaching for more body products to stop my skin drying out. I thought I'd share a few that I've been enjoying using recently...

A fairly new launch from Bodhi & Birch was a trio of body oils and my favourite had to be the Chinois Blue Body Oil. It has a blend of organic camellia, avocado and tamunu nut with hyacinth, honeysuckle, ginger and blue tansy which is quite fragrant & floral but it has a spice to it too. 

MU London White Chocolate Moisturiser
This stuff smells incredible. The brand have had a makeover since their launch and they're now certified organic by the Soil Association and have a brand new design. The White Chocolate moisturiser is for face & body but I prefer to use it all over my body in drier areas like my heels, elbows & fronts of my legs (one area that's always dry if I don't moisturise!?)

The Gentle Label Healing Balm
This is the product that kicked things off for the Gentle Label. It's a multi-purpose balm with calendula and pawpaw that are both amazing at healing skin. It can be used all over including eyelids and lips and I've been using this on my lips over the last few weeks as they've been super dry!

La Eva Blu Lotion
There are two scents in the La Eva range; Blu & Roseum. Blu is my favourite and is a calming blend of chamomile blue, vetivert and cedarwood. It's a lovely lightweight lotion that's perfect for daytime and it's relaxing in the evening. It is 100% natural and 81% certified organic.

Kinn Living Body Lotion
A fairly new brand to the green beauty scene are Kinn Living who make organic skincare and house cleaning products. I've really been enjoying the shower gel and body lotion. The lotion is full of sunflower oil, shea butter, aloe vera & cacao butter which work together to hydrate skin and the scent is beautiful. 

Handmaids Oregano Foot Balm
This balm is made with olive oil, beeswax, shea butter and essential oils of oregano and tea tree which are antibacterial & antifungal. The pot isn't huge but it's a really soft balm so you only need a small amount for each foot.

Amber

*This post contains products send for consideration for review and affiliate links.

Green Beauty Black Friday Deals

23 Nov 2017

Every year Black Friday deals seem to be getting earlier and earlier (can we just stick to one day please?!) but nevertheless, people seem to enjoy getting the discounts so I thought I'd put together a post with all the green beauty deals in one place...

Don't forget to check out my Gift Guides too for inspiration on what to buy your loved ones for Christmas!

Love Lula - 15% off everything - use code FRIDAY
*excluding Love Lula Beauty Box, sale items and gift vouchers. Valid until 2nd December.

Content Beauty - 15% off £30+ spend - code HOLIDAY15
                          - 20% off £100+ spend - code HOLIDAY20
*available instore and online with code. Ends midnight November 29th. Excludes
some brands, sale items, gift with purchase offers and gift vouchers.

Naturisimo - 15% off all orders - use code GREEN15. 20% off orders £100+ - use code GREEN20
*ends Tuesday 28th November. T&Cs apply.

Ethical Superstore - 20% off & they'll donate items to food banks on orders over £30. No code necessary.
*Valid 21st November until midnight 28th November - excludes certain products. A grocery item as requested by the Foodbank will be donated with every order total over £30 (not including delivery).

Eco Beauty Crew - 15% off - use code BLACKFRIDAY
*excludes sale items. Valid from Friday 17th November to end of day Friday 24th November.

Neal's Yard Remedies - 20% off everything two day event. Plus, for every £2 a customer spends with Neal’s Yard Remedies they buy and protect 1m2 of endangered forests with the World Land Trust.

*Valid 22nd November to midnight 24th November.

MyPure Beauty - 20% off everything - use code CYBER20. 40% off Madara, Radius & Acorelle - use code CYBER40
*Valid until midnight November 28th.

Ecobeauty Store - 15% off - use code BF15
Valid Wednesday 22nd November to Tuesday 28th November.

Nectar & Bumble - 15% off & FREE Bee Print on orders over £25* - use code BLACKFRIDAY15
*order total after discount and before delivery. A4 print excludes Collection of British Bees. Valid until midnight 24th November.

abeautifulworld - see my blog post from Tuesday for all the new releases plus get 10% off on Friday with code BLACKFRIDAY.

Bodhi & Birch - Secret Sale - exclusive access when you sign up to newsletter (you'll need invitation and entry password to get the deals)

Supernatural Cosmetics - Up to 50% off - use code GREENFRIDAY at checkout.
Valid until midnight November 30th

Alchemy Oils - 10% off - use code BLACKFRIDAY
*valid until 27th November

Isla Apothecary - 20% off entire range to celebrate their second anniversary - code 2YEARS.

Green People - 3 for 2 on everything over £5 with code 3FOR2
*valid from 23rd November to 27th November

Friction Free Shaving - Free trial box over the Black Friday weekend (pay £2.95 P&P) - get a handle & razor to try & avoid plastic one-use razors. I'm tempted by this one myself!

Akin - Save 1/3 on selected skincare - no code necessary
Valid until midnight 27th November

Magical Tree - 17% off on Black Friday to newsletter sign-ups

Amber

*This post contains affiliate links.
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