Naturisimo Vegan Discovery Box

8 Oct 2018

An email popped up in my inbox from Naturisimo with their new Vegan Discovery Box last week, it looked like a great box so I decided to buy one for myself. It's value is £50 but you can get your hands on it for just £17.95! It includes 11 products that are all natural, cruelty-free & vegan.

There's a mix of bodycare, skincare, haircare & a superfood powder in there too:
 
Bamford Geranium Hand & Body Lotion, 100ml: A light, moisture-rich blend of botanical butters that hydrates and softens skin

A'kin Hydrating Mist Toner, 30ml: A hydrating toner that cools, refreshes and hydrates skin

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Conditioning Mask, 29ml: An intensive, hydrating weekly treatment that cares for and soothes stressed & tired hair

Pacifica Body Butter (scent may vary), 29ml: A nourishing and rich body butter that moisturises and protects (scent may vary)

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream (Desert Glow), 5ml: A colour-correcting cream beneficial for skin showing signs of ageing or sun damage


Green People Vita Min Fix 24 Hour Cream, 10ml: A 24 hour solution for dry and tired skin that regenerates, nourishes and renews

Coola SPF 30 Unscented Matte Tinted Moisturiser (Natural Beige), 5ml: A sheer, matte tinted moisturiser with SPF

Natural Deodorant Co Clean Deodorant Balm Lemon Geranium, 5g: An amazingly effective natural deodorant infused with shea butter and coconut oil 

The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder, 0.17oz: A naturally bio-fermented food supplement containing probiotics for clear, glowing skin

Nourish Probiotic Multi Mineral Repair Mask, 5ml: A powerful anti-ageing mask that delivers essential minerals whilst boosting collagen and restoring firmness

Meow Meow Tweet Coconut Cacao Lip Balm, 7g: A multipurpose balm infused with coconut and cacao for skin in need of some TLC
 

You can still get your hands on the Vegan Discovery Box but be quick as these boxes often sell out really quickly!

Amber

Empties

6 Sep 2018

I've been very good at getting through products recently. I think it's because I've had less products to try, as I stuck to a steady routine before the wedding, it's been easier to finally finish some products. I've got a few skincare and bodycare bits to share my final thoughts on...I'll go from left to right on the photo so I'll start at the Neal's Yard Organic Eye Make-up Remover. This was so lovely to use over the Summer, especially when I suffered with hayfever really badly. I wear contacts so my eyes can get puffy and really quite sore and this helped to soothe my eyes, thanks to the aloe vera and rose water. It didn't remove my Ere Perez Waterproof Mascara fully as I do need an oil for that but it removed my other makeup well. I would definitely repurchase again in the Spring/Summer.

I featured the Ben & Anna Vanilla Orchid Deodorant in a recent haul of mine and I've finished it already. It comes in a cardboard tube which is really eco-friendly but it does get a bit tricky when you get towards the end and you have to use something to push it up from the inside as my fingers aren't long enough. Overall I found it to be a really nice deodorant however since the weather has got a bit colder, I've found it's harder to apply as it's quite solid and it doesn't melt as easily. I would repurchase but probably save it for the Summer as it was quite irritating at times on my skin having to press quite hard to warm up the deodorant to apply.

I had ordered a couple of Elsa's Deodorants from Love Lula and I also got one in their beauty box recently so I've used up three! I'm a really big fan of the deodorant and I'd definitely recommend it - the only issue for me is it runs out quite quickly and it's difficult to use when you get to the bottom as the pushy-up part is split into three holes (really hard to explain!), but the thin layer of deodorant that's left ends up breaking up and either falling off or falling down into the bottom of the tube. I would still buy again though as I found it worked well and didn't cause any irritation - my favourite scent is Dew.

I love using oils to remove my makeup before cleansing my skin and the Stripped Skincare Makeup Remover is a lovely one to use. A simple blend of grapeseed, jojoba & castor oils with lavender essential oil - it's lovely to use in the evening and really well priced at just £8 for 50ml.

A new brand I discovered recently is Botany Blend and I was sent their Meru Oil before the wedding. I did use it a little bit before but mostly after the wedding as I didn't want to mess up my skincare routine. It is a luxury face oil with lovely ingredients - sacha inchi, safflower, prickly pear, neroli & lotus - with a luxury price tag of £49 for 30ml. It is 97% organic so the ingredients are high quality but I didn't notice that much of a difference with my skin when using it - I think because I had such a strict routine before the wedding my skin hadn't been that bad in terms of breakouts so I'd perhaps try a sample of their Aceso oil next time as that seems like ingredients that would be more suited to my current skin issues.

One of the newest additions from BYBI Beauty is their Supercharge Serum - it's a blend of quite a few oils but does feel quite like a dry oil when you apply. I don't really feel like my skin needs a serum and an oil so I just used this as my moisturiser. It's nice but again, didn't really do much for my skin so I wouldn't repurchase.

A favourite toner of mine is the Indie Lee Co-Q10 Toner. It's lovely to use over the Summer in the mornings. I use it after cleansing my skin to refresh my skin and give it a hydrating boost. It's alcohol free too which I love as a lot of toners can be quite drying!  

Probably my favourite exfoliator - The Body Deli Blueberry Fusion Micro Scrub. I think this is my fourth jar! It's very strong on the skin so I wouldn't recommend for those with sensitive skin but it works amazingly to remove dead skin cells, dry skin and it just brightens up my face the next day.

I'm a huge fan of Vedani Botanicals, especially the cleanser and facial oil. I recently finished the Silky Serum No 12 and I would definitely repurchase. If my skin is ever feeling or looking not quite right, I reach for this! It helps to calm my skin and even my skin tone.

Amber

Everyday Natural Makeup

25 Aug 2018

I wear makeup on a daily basis but I haven't really done many makeup posts on my blog. I have stuck to quite a steady routine over the last few months and found some holy grails so I thought I'd share my current everyday natural makeup routine!
For my base I start with the Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation (I'm the shade Chai). I bought this for my wedding and it did not disappoint. It has lovely coverage and leaves my skin with a lovely glow. I just need a little bit of Hynt Beauty Concealer for my dark under-eyes and over any redness or spots I might have.

For my eyebrows I'm a huge fan of Eco Brow. I have the shade Penelope. I apply it with an angled brush and I like it because you can go quite heavy or fairly soft to just fill in any gaps.
For the rest of my face I've been using RMS Buriti Bronzer as a slight contour and to warm up my face throughout the Summer months. I've also been switching between two blushers depending on the day; Ere Perez Carrot Pot or Pure Anada Powder Blush in Sweet Pea. I use the EP pot on cooler days as it's a cream blusher and then powder when I want something a bit more longer lasting.

To finish I add a bit of the Modern Minerals highlighter on my cheekbones and then a small dusting of the Green People Powder as the foundation can be quite glowy and sticky so I just use that to lessen any shine.
Then for my eyes I've been using the Ere Perez Waterproof Mascara or Inika Mascara. The Ere Perez one is my favourite but that's almost finished so I'll start using the Inika one more often soon & will update this with a bit more of a review on it once I've used it a little more.

And that's it! A pretty simple but really nice natural makeup look!

Amber

Green Beauty Haul

13 Jul 2018

I've bought a few new things recently so I thought I'd share my green beauty buys in a haul post.
Before I got married the lovely Elijah from Bodhi & Birch got in touch to see if I'd like to be on the panel for trying out a few of the products from his new Superfood Series. Unfortunately it was only a couple of weeks before the wedding so I had to say no as I didn't want to risk messing up my skincare routine but since I got back I purchased myself the Avo Bao Balm and Elijah very kindly included minis of the other products too.

The Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil is such a lovely cleanser and I've been enjoying using the balm too! I'm yet to try the mask but the toner and serum are lovely products too.
abeautifulworld are currently running their Summer Sale with up to 50% off and I was talking to Paul one morning about how he'd run out of Proverb moisturiser and he'd gone back to Nivea (gross), then I got the sale email! I bought him the Proverb Moisturiser as it was on sale for £35! Liz kindly included a few extra goodies for Paul to try too from Brickell so I'll keep you all posted on how he gets on with those!
 I was having a browse on Content and came across the Ben & Anna range. They have deodorants which I've seen before but also a Sugar Hair Removal kit. I needed a new deodorant so I bought the Vanilla Orchid one and also the hair removal kit. I'm really liking the deodorant so far and it comes in eco-friendly cardboard packaging. I haven't tried the hair removal kit yet but will post my thoughts when I have!

I also did a bit more browsing and saw Tincture which is a natural cleaning brand I've been meaning to try, so I picked up their All Purpose Spray to see how well it works. Then I popped a Dr Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap in my basket as it's always handy to have round the house and I particularly like using it for cleaning makeup brushes.

I saw an Instagram live from Nini Organics about an amazing offer they had on a couple of weeks ago where they were giving away gifts with your purchases. I had my eye on their Natura Detox Oil so I bought that for myself and got two free face products - Coffee & Cacao Scrub and the Natura Miracle Mask. I'm yet to try any of them but I'm excited to try them all!
 
Let me know if you'd like me to review any of these products in full!

Amber

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