Natural Bodycare I'm Packing for Honeymoon

1 Apr 2018

I've been busy prepping everything for the wedding and honeymoon and I always love reading these types of posts, so I thought I'd write my own honeymoon packing list! We're going to Mexico after New York to an all-inclusive resort to soak up the sun and relax. I love how all of the products I've got are colour co-ordinated too...ha!
Green People kindly sent me some vouchers for Christmas so I stocked up on essentials. I ordered their Scent-Free Sun Lotion SPF30 in the normal 200ml size and also an SPF15 30ml travel size for times where we might leave the hotel for a bit. 

I also received a lovely box full of honeymoon essentials from Tropic Skincare. They sent me their Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection and Tinted Skin Shade Facial Sun Protection which will both come in handy when sunbathing. I'm looking forward to using the tinted face cream as it'll even out my skin tone at the same time as protecting my skin. They also sent over a Sun Balm SPF 50 which is a suncream for the face - I've never used an SPF balm before but I do love balms so it'll be interesting to see how I get on with this. Then for the evenings I'll be using the Cooling Aftersun Lotion to keep my skin moisturised and the Summer Goddess Shimmering Body Oil for when we go out for dinner.
Balance Me have recently had a packaging makeover and sent me over a few products. I'll be taking the Super Moisturising Body Wash & Body Oil to keep my skin moisturised and stop it from drying out from being in the sun.

Friction Free Shaving are a monthly subscription service who send new blades to you through the post each month. Your first box comes with a metal razor and four blades so they're super eco-friendly and much better for the environment than disposable plastic razors. I got the "Rose" razor which is personalised with my name...how cool!

Don't forget to follow me on social media as I'll be sharing photos from New York & the honeymoon on there as well as photos from the wedding too!
 (@thisnaturalbee)

Amber

Love Lula March Beauty Box

27 Mar 2018

I've resubscribed to the Love Lula Beauty Box as I'm on the blogger programme so I thought I'd share what came inside the March box as I was really happy with the contents.

Elsa's Deodorant - A full review of mine will be coming soon on these but spoiler...I've been loving them! I received Ocean which is lucky as it's my favourite scent (I tried Ocean and Dew), and I was planning on purchasing another for honeymoon anyway! 

Glossworks Nail Polish - There are new colours released for Spring so it was exciting to see a new shade in the box. I got the shade "Come Clay with Me" which is a warm, pinky tan colour.

FoM London - I got a sample of the Hydra Bright Night Treatment which I'll probably try after the wedding (I'm trying to stick to a steady routine before the big day).

Sukin - A couple of travel size products - Purifying Shampoo & Nourish Conditioner which might come in handy for honeymoon. I've not tried much from Sukin so it'll be interesting to see how I get on with these as I tend to stick to the same shampoo time and time again.

Laidbare - I got the Guess my Age anti-ageing treatment cream which isn't really suited to my skin as I'm only 25. I'll pass this onto my Mum or Paul's mum I think as they'll make better use of it than me.

You can subscribe to the Love Lula Beauty Box for just £13.95 per month.

What did you think of this month's box?

Amber
 

New at Love Lula: Mossa Skincare

21 Feb 2018

Love Lula have recently added a new green skincare brand to their store - Mossa Skincare. It comes from the company behind Madara, so if you've tried their products then you might want to check these out too.

The products are based around natural fruit extracts and vitamins. I chose the Micellar Water, Miracle Peel, Vitamin Toner and the Cleansing Mousse and have been trying them out since December. The products are all very reasonably priced but there are a couple of hits & a couple of misses for me. 

Active Vitamin Toner
I started using this at the end of December and in January my skin had the worst dry patches I've ever had. I hadn't realised but I think it was actually the toner that caused this. I noticed that alcohol is the second ingredient a few weeks ago and I feel that's why my skin reacted badly to it and it created awful dry patches that I've never experienced before. Such a shame as I don't see why toners need to have alcohol in - especially so high up! I won't be using this again.

Micellar Water
I started using this at the same time as the toner so at first I thought my skin didn't like this either, however I do quite like it. It removes traces of makeup and is nice to use in the mornings to freshen up my skin however I prefer the Madara one so I think I'll stick to that one in the future.

The Miracle Peel is a creamy lotion style mask that has tiny glitter particles in it. I'm not really sure why it needs the mica but the mask itself is quite nice. I apply and leave on for around 5 minutes. It doesn't "peel" off, as you might expect from the name. You simply rinse off/remove with a flannel. I do find this helps get rid of dry patches and would be one I'd consider purchasing in the future.

The Cleansing Creme Mousse is a light lotion style cleanser which isn't what I'd usually use but Paul has actually been using this. It starts as a light lotion, and gently foams on the skin. I personally prefer balms and oils for cleansing but sometimes use lotions if they're really good, however this one just missed the mark for me because of the alcohol again, it was drying on my skin and left it feeling tight.

Overall a couple of nice products but disappointed with the toner & cleanser. I know the products are reasonably priced but I would expect slightly better ingredients - at the least, no alcohol!

Amber

Green Beauty Haul

13 Feb 2018

I bought a few new things over the last couple of weeks as I'm starting to get my skincare routine together to prepare my skin for the wedding. I want to stick to a steady routine in the run-up to the day instead of trying different products every week.
I first placed an order with Naturisimo. I love that you can buy samples of things when you place an order so I bought myself a few bits; 100% Pure Caffeine Face Mask, Unbeelievable Health Supplements, Juice Beauty Eye Masks and a sample of the Inlight Organics Eye Revive Cream. I love the Unbeelievable supplements and this time I bought the Bee Energised ones as I've been exercising a lot and keeping busy planning the wedding so want to keep my immune system up so I don't get run-down and ill before the big day.
I ordered the face and eye masks to potentially try out on the plane/when we arrive in New York as I really want to ensure my skin stays hydrated during the flight and free from dry patches in the days running up to our wedding. I will probably use them before the day though to make sure they don't react with my skin!
I also stocked up on my favourite Faith in Nature Rosemary Shampoo from Amazon. I then placed an order with Vedani Botanicals which is a natural & organic skincare brand created by Mercedes a couple of years ago. She is so knowledgeable with skin care, ingredients and what they can do for your skin which is why I love her products.
I ordered the No 21. Light Cleanser which is an oil cleanser for oily/blemish prone skin. I then ordered No 32 in the Face Moisturiser (oil) but Mercedes kindly swapped it for her new oil No 12 which I have tried previously when I ordered it during her crowdfunding. I really loved it so I'm glad to have it back in my routine. She also kindly included a Lavender Hydrolat Mist in the order.

Amber
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