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Face Halo Review

Face Halo Review

Face Halo Review

 

I first heard about Face Halo through Chloe Morello, as a fan of her (sometimes brutal) honesty surely a brand that she loved so much that she became a member of the team is epic…? I watched a few videos on it, and jumped straight onto their website to try it out for myself.

 

“Face Halo works with either cold or warm water. The water loosens your makeup allowing the HaloTech fiber strands (which are 100 times finer than a human hair) to reach deep into your pores to remove and trap makeup, giving your skin a healthy and invigorating clean in half the time. 

You don’t need to rub or scrub. Simply wet your Face Halo and gently wipe off makeup. You’ll be surprised how much makeup comes off.

Throw it in with your white/light colour wash and another miracle will occur. Angelic Face Halo reappears – fresh and ready to use again and again. It can be washed around 200 times!

So Fresh. Still plush!”

 

Too good to be true, right?

 

As soon as this arrived the first thing I noticed was how stunning these are! Weird considering they are literally a fluffy circle, but there is something about them! Plus, they are SO soft. I could sit and stroke them purely because they feel nice, which got me excited about using them on my actual face.

Initially I was a little sceptical, removing makeup with water is not something that would normally sit comfortably with me. That being said, I followed the instructions and put them to the test.

And boom. This circular miracle worker removed every single trace of makeup and made my skin feel super clean, I gave my face a once over with a cleansing wipe to test this out and nothing. Not even a tint. I was so impressed.

Aside from the fact it actually does what it claims it is going to do, this feels like pure heaven on the skin! It makes cleansing my face (which I usually find tedious) genuinely enjoyable. I use this to remove scrubs, face masks, anything really and it works perfectly.

 

What could be better?

 

“Face Halo is leading the way in sustainable beauty, committed to providing innovative solutions that are better for your skin and kinder to the environment.

Reusable – Reusable up to 200 wash cycles, each Face Halo replaces up to 500 makeup wipes.

Recyclable – Face Halo is easily recycled. Find out more about how to recycle Face Halo in your region.

Non-Toxic – Face Halo removes makeup using water only! No need for harmful chemicals.”

 

I did have a little panic when I saw my beautiful white fluffy circle now covered in makeup, but I followed the instructions – used a gentle handwash and put in the washing machine – and dang! It looked like new! I left it to dry and it was good to go again. When I am using this just to cleanse rather than remove makeup, a wash under the tap is enough to keep it hygienic and feeling beautiful. I purchased the 3 pack so have one in each bathroom and a spare for when one is in the wash.

Even though they give detailed information on exactly how this works, it still fascinates me. I am 100% converted and now the thought of using anything else on my face actually makes me cringe a little!!

They also have a video showing how this works – on an orange – definitely worth a watch here.

 

 

Click here to visit the Face Halo website

Shop Face Halo at Beauty Bay

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Natura Siberica Snow Cladonia Review

Natura Siberica Snow Cladonia Review

Natura Siberica Snow Cladonia Review!

 

 

I am SO happy to be writing another review for one of my all time favourite brands – Natura Siberica. It is no secret that I love this brand, so trying out a new line obviously excites me! As I have been renovating a house the last few months (hense the lack of blog posts!) some new skin care products were just what I needed to make me start feeling like a human again. The Snow Cladonia range is a collection I have not tried before, so let’s dive in!!

 


Snow Cladonia Day Cream

RRP £11.95

“Snow Cladonia, which stays green even during severe Siberian winters, contains Usnic Acid, a unique active ingredient which works to actively restore skin cells and effectively slow down the ageing process.
Natural Vitalayer® gives your skin a smoother texture and improved elasticity by boosting the production of Hyaluronic Acid which deeply moisturises the skin and reduces wrinkles.
Anti-ageing SYN®-AKE and SYN®-COLL complexes regenerate skin cells and stimulate collagen synthesis, renewing the glowing appearance of youth.
Wild Harvested Siberian Ashberry Extract and Organic Wheat Oil beautifully soothe and heal the skin.”

 

 

This product is literally perfect for every day use. It melts into the skin and dries down really quickly still leaving the skin super moisturised. There is no greasy residue, and it doesn’t become oily throughout the day either. It is a beautiful base to wear under make up, I only have good things to say about this product!

 

 


 

Snow Cladonia Face Serum

RRP £11.75

“The powerful formula of this serum contains concentrated active ingredients from various Siberian plants for enhanced effectiveness. The Snow Cladonia Extract contains the rare Usnic Acid, which works to actively restore skin cells and effectively slow down the ageing process. Snow Cladonia, which stays green even during severe Siberian winters, energizes and helps the skin to resist the external stresses that can negatively effect it.
Extract of Wild Harvested Siberian Dwarf Pine is a wonderful antioxidant, protecting skin from external impacts, while Organic Chamomile soothes and calms the skin.
Natural Pentavitin® improves skin’s smoothness and protective barriers, preventing dehydration and flaking.
SYN®-AKE is an excellent hydrator and wrinkle eliminator, which gives your skin a natural healthy glow.
Within just a couple of weeks of continued use, the serum minimizes wrinkles, leaving your skin looking radiant and noticeably younger.”

 

 

So although this is technically a serum, I have also used this product on its own with nothing underneath before bed, and it soaks into the skin (you can literally feel it working!) and wake up with beautifully hydrated skin. An absolute winner!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

These two products as a duo are the ideal staple items in anyones skin care routine. They are simple and stunning. Considering my skin is definitely not looking its best at the moment, a day cream that can keep me looking presentable throughout the day at the moment and a serum for overnight to make my skin look like its actually being taken care of is a miracle in itself! The main point here though is the difference in my skin already is amazing, and that is just from using two products from this collection! I can’t wait to try more!!

The Snow Cladonia collection, along with some other products, has also just been launched in Holland & Barratt stores!

Click here to see this collection on Natures Dream! 

 

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Urban Veda – Review!

Urban Veda – Review!

Urban Veda – Review!

 

Urban Veda

 

I first came across Urban Veda in a Cruelty Free Beauty Box – this was with their Radiance Body Scrub – and was instantly on their website. I loved it, and couldn’t wait to try out more of their collection. They are not your average skincare brand, they combine the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with a modern 21st century twist.

 

“The Urban Veda ranges are designed to be suited to different skin care types which in the principles of Ayurvedic medicine are associated with ‘doshas’. This is the Ayurvedic term to describe the physical and emotional tendencies in our mind and body.”

 

 

What’s Your Dosha? 

If you’re anything like me when I first saw this I had absolutely no idea, but fear not! They have a “questionnare” that will tell you this, and then you’re off!! Of course because I am never simple I am mix (Tri-Doshic) and they have kindly sent me a combination of products to try out. So let’s dive in!

 

Urban Veda

 

“Originating 5000 years ago in the Himalayas, Ayurveda’s holistic health and wellbeing system is based on the therapeutic properties of plants. Brimming with plants rich in vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, our products are uniquely formulated to help maintain skin’s natural balance. Our key ranges help to harmonise environmental factors, to purify, soothe, revive and add radiance. We believe in the value of nature and source natural, fresh, and pure ingredients to create our holistic products.
All our packaging is recyclable, and our bottles are made out of post-consumer recycled plastic. Recycling is like Karma, what goes around comes around. We’re proud of our sourcing provenance and all of our cartons are Forest Sustainability Certified.
Belief in the value of nature means valuing plants as nature intended- all of our products are free from Genetically Modified ingredients, and none contain parabens, artificial colours or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS).
All of our products are certified as ‘vegan’ by the Vegetarian Society. As a holistic brand we don’t, and will never, test on animals.

Inspired by the principles of Indian Ayurveda, lovingly manufactured in the UK”

 

Daily Purifying Facial Wash

Neem + Botanics RRP £12.99/150ml

Urban Veda

 

“Our Daily Purifying Facial Wash has been naturally formulated to cleanse and purify oily and acne-prone skin. The key ingredient is Ayurvedic cold-pressed neem oil. This is an excellent antibacterial and antiseptic tonic to help treat blackheads, in addition to reducing excess sebum, breakouts and toxins.

Infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients to minimise pores and reduce shine, Purifying Facial Wash is perfect for treating spots and mattifying oil-prone skin. This Ayurveda-inspired purifying cleanser is packed with clarifying witch hazel and astringent quassia. It also contains antiseptic tea tree and refreshing eucalyptus to cleanse congested skin.

Purifying Facial Wash has a natural, uplifting and refreshing scent. It is a detoxifying cleanser which gently removes makeup and also balances an oily t-zone for a healthy, clear complexion.”

 

 

This cleanser makes my skin feel SO clean! It’s strange because it almost feels squeeky clean, but so soft at the same time. It removes any and all make-up and leaves nothing behind. It smells delicious, I have nothing but good things to say about this product!

 

Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish

Sandalwood + Botanics RRP £13.99/125ml

Urban Veda

 

 

“Gently buff away dead skin cells with our Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish. Supporting healthy skin cell renewal, Soothing Facial Polish is the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin.

Enriched with calming sandalwood, this gentle facial scrub exfoliates delicate skin with the natural mildly abrasive exfoliant of pumice stone.

With healing and detoxifying geranium, hydration-preserving palmarosa and harmonising ylang ylang, this cooling facial exfoliator balances and de-stresses aggravated skin.

Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish is specially formulated for the most sensitive skins, nourishing, hydrating and protecting as it deeply cleanses the pores.”

 

 

Even though this is not technically in the same collection as the Daily Purifying Facial Wash I feel like they are the perfect cleansing duo. The teeny weeny grains in this are so gentle and – as the name suggests – soothing, but this product gives such a gorgeous glow and makes my skin feel 10 years younger! Who doesn’t want that!? Plus it smells incredible!

 

Radiance Day Cream

Turmeric + Botanics RRP £18.99/50ml

Urban Veda

 

“Soothe uncomfortable, tight dry skin with our turmeric-infused Radiance Day Cream. Lightweight yet deeply hydrating, this vitality-enhancing moisturiser helps to brighten your complexion and is designed for those with dehydrated, dull and lack-lustre skin.

Enriched with brightening turmeric extract and anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic herbs and botanicals, this natural day cream keeps skin hydrated all day long. Improve signs of hyperpigmentation and lock in moisture with this blemish-fighting blend of natural ingredients. Radiance Day Cream envelops your skin in softness with its luxuriously creamy texture and indulgent formula. It also contains Ayurvedic arjuna extract which has been clinically proven to moisturise and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

 

 

This is the most expensive out of the products I have tried from Urban Veda (so far!) and I have to admit I can 100% see why. This is life. This has the prefect balance of being hydrating enough without being overly greasy. It manages to keep any oils away throughout the day making it perfect for under makeup or just to wear all day without turning into a grease ball. It has a lovely light scent and soaks straight into the skin. Literally stunning.

 

Reviving Body Wash & Reviving Body Scrub

Rose + Botanics RRP £12.99/200ml

Urban Veda

“Add a touch of luxury to your shower or bathing routine with our nourishing Reviving Body Wash. Skin conditioning plant extracts help to gently yet effectively cleanse without stripping skin of its natural oils.

This hydrating and creamy body wash is specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH level. Cleanse and refresh dry skin with this enriching shower gel – hydrating rose damask, moisturising evening primrose, soothing geranium and repairing rosehip work in synergy to nourish tired and mature skin.

Lather up with our SLS-free formula and drift away with the delicate natural scent of rose and jasmine. A gentle and enriching body wash helping to restore suppleness and promote skin repair.”

 

“Support healthy skin cell turnover with our exfoliating Reviving Body Scrub. Microbead-free, we instead have used natural milled peach seed powder to gently slough away dead skin cells, revealing smooth, fresher-looking skin.

Massage in using circular motions to boost circulation and improve the appearance of the skin. A gentle formula which won’t strip your skin of moisture, our Reviving Body Scrub is a shower essential for silky smooth skin.

Replenishing rose damask, essential fatty acid-rich borage and regenerating pomegranate work in synergy to leave skin feeling soft, clean and cared for. The perfect blend of omega-rich botanical extracts to pamper dry, tired and mature skin.”

 

This pair are a match made in heaven. They have a stunning scent and gently cleanse leaving the skin so soft and silky! I say gently cleanse, I have used these before applying fake tan and it was perfect! It removed any traces of old tan or dead skin and gave the best smooth base!

 

Soothing Body Lotion

Sandalwood + Botanics RRP £14.99/250ml

Urban Veda

 

 

“Soothe uncomfortable, tight dry skin with our fast-absorbing sandalwood-based Soothing Body Lotion. Heavenly hydrating, this body moisturiser is specially formulated to calm, care for and protect dry skin.

Enriched with irritation-relieving myrrh, blemish-healing orange, hydration-preserving palmarosa and harmonising ylang ylang, Soothing Body Lotion is a treat to the skin and the senses.

Inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda, this calming concoction helps to de-stress aggravated skin and helps to diminish the appearance of redness and inflammation. This gentle formulation helps to smooth and soften delicate and sensitive skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated.”

 

 

Here I have, completely unintentionally, left my favourite until last. (I say my favourite but I wouldn’t actually want to have to choose between any of these). It may be the scent – as with the Exfoliating Facial Polish from the same collection I am obsessed with this scent! But aside from that, for someone who is not normally that excitable by body lotions, I am in love with this. It is heavy enough to deeply nourish the skin, but soaks straight in without leaving any residue behind. It may just be me but I also feel super glowy after using this! Its just heavenly.

 

 


 

So! Overall, I think it is safe to say regardless of which collection will suit your skin type and lifestyle these products will not let you down. They aren’t necessarily the cheapest, but they have a ridiculous amount of gift sets and trial sized products to get you started. I love the concept of what Urban Veda are doing here and what they stand for, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more of their collections to try!

Urban Veda

Click here to visit Urban Veda! 

 

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Bella Forever Review!

Bella Forever Review!

Bella Forever Review!

100% Natural Beauty

 

Bella Forever

 

When I first heard about Bella Forever, it hadn’t even launched yet! A new, exciting, natural and cruelty free brand creating homemade face masks. Pure luxury! Putting my excitement aside, Bella Forever has stunning powder based face masks that not only look stunning, but truly are.

 

Bella Forever

 

 

“Bella Forever aims to inspire all women to embrace their natural beauty by using natural products that nourish and rejuvenate the skin, enhance texture, impart radiance & reduce signs of ageing.”

 

 

 

 

So who is Bella Forever!?

“Hi There!

Many beauty products on the market today are not suitable for sensitive skins, including mine. My name is Annabella and I am the natural beauty founder of this flourishing business. My own story was one of fragile skin which couldn’t cope with numerous cosmetics and makeup preparations available on the high street. My skin protested repeatedly showing its irritation with rashes and soreness and I began to notice just how many products used alcohol, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances… and most were tested on animals too 🙁

Motivated by a complete lack of 100% natural products available, I started to experiment by creating my own facial masks and beauty products, taking things back to basics in search of beautiful, clear skin. My powder based masks are created with an array of skin types in mind and use only the finest clays and essential oils that are gentle on the skin but work wonders by enhancing radiance and glow whilst tackling other skin sensitivities. All my products are safe for everyone to use and enjoy, including pregnant women. Quality is never compromised and you can trust that I personally inspect everything before despatch.

Time is at a premium for us all. Juggling the demands of our work and personal lives leaves little time to invest in a comprehensive and often expensive skin care routine every day. That is why my masks have been formulated to be quick and easy to mix and apply but the results are simply outstanding. Regular care with simple but excellent ingredients is the key to preventing and clearing skin conditions that invariably become worse with unnatural product additives.

Look forward to rejuvenated and nourished skin, reducing the signs of premature ageing and imparting a pure radiance you’ll love……

Bella Forever – it’s all you need.

Annabella x”

 

Bella Forever

 

 

So straight off the bat I was in love with the personal touch just from the packaging. These products had clearly been tucked up and wrapped with love. (I’ve even kept the little label!). I have two face masks, but there are 10 to choose from – and I need all of them! On top of that there are multi-mask packs and accessories such as brushes and application sets. Everything about them is just heavenly!

 

 

 

 


 

 

Bella ForeverBaby Belle Clay Mask

RRP £17.99

Bella ForeverNatural Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

“Natural Face Mask for sensitive and fragile skin. This soothing, purifying clay is known for producing radiant skin. It is perfect for dull & tired skin.”

 

 

 

 

Bella Forever

 

 


 

Bella ForeverMint Cooler Clay Mask

RRP £17.99

Bella ForeverDeep Cleansing Face Mask

“This is a cooling mask that helps remove impurities and absorb excess oil. The sage essential oil is refreshing and has stimulating properties.  The combination of white and green clay moisturises, clarifies and nourishes the skin. Perfect deep cleansing face mask.”

 

 

 

Bella Forever

 


I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite out of these two, they are both just brilliant. Mint Cooler (which is definitely cooling!) detoxifies beyond belief – I can literally feel it working! And Baby Belle? Well, this one is just pure pampering at its’ best. It left my skin so calm and smooth. Also if you’re not sure which masks to choose, there is a “Choose Your Mask” feature on the website to help you decide – tailor made beauty!

Bella ForeverBella Forever

 

 

 

So what else!?

– powder-based and therefore never expired as no liquid agent is in it so no parabens and nasty chemicals.

– they are 100% Natural, vegan, organic and cruelty free

– they are child friendly so perfect for sleepovers great fun!

– they are made in UK

– they are perfect for those who have fragile and sensitive skin or people who have vitiligo or rosacea

 

Is there anything else I could possibly say about these!? Oh yes… use the chat feature on the website to get 20% off! I could cry!

I am so pumped to have found Bella Forever and geniunely excited for Annabella’s stunning launch! Watch this space, I can’t wait to see these stunning masks fly!

Click here to shop Bella Forever!

 

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Natura Siberica – Christmas Gift Sets!

Natura Siberica – Christmas Gift Sets!

As we all know, Natura Siberica is definitely one of my all time favourite brands, so combine that with Christmas and what do we have!? Sheer delight that’s what! Here are just a few of their stunning Christmas Gift Sets (there are so many to choose from!) so let’s dive in!

Day & Night Beauty Kit

RRP £15.99

Starting with the biggy, this Day and Night Beauty Kit contains both a day and night cream, along with a travel friendly hand cream.

Rhodiola Rosea Day Cream for sensitive skin

“Treat your skin with our Rhodiola Rosea Day cream. Rhodiola Rosea, commonly known as Siberian Golden Root, is famous for its fantastic adaptogenic properties. It effectively protects skin from environmental impacts, making it supple and soft. Natural Bisabolol reduces the appearance of dry and sensitive skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness, while Vitalayer improves the skin’s barriers and deeply hydrates it. Syn-Coll increases the natural production of collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Extracts of wild harvested Aquilegia Sibirica and Organic Chamomile soothe and calm sensitive skin, helping it reveal its natural radiance and beauty.”

Rhodiola Rosea Night Cream for sensitive skin

“While helping to slow the ageing process, Rhodiola Rosea protects the skin from environmental impacts and helps to keep it supple and soft. Natural Bisabolol soothes dry and sensitive skin by reducing sagging and restoring suppleness, while Vitalayer® boosts the production of hyaluronic acid to moisturise the skin.
SYN®-AKE complex stimulates collagen production and has excellent smoothing and anti-wrinkle properties.”

Bio Hand Cream

“This bio hand cream protects and hydrates skin. Organic honey, Rhodiola rosea, Siberian geranium, organic arnica, snow cladonia and organic beeswax nourish and repair skin.”

Beauty Essentials – Firming Hand & Face

RRP £10.99

Moving on to this Beauty Essentials set, this is PERFECT for anyone wanting to slow down time (who doesn’t!?). The perfect little pamper treat!

Extra Firming Hand Cream

This advanced extra-firming hand cream helps to improve skin’s elasticity whilst providing intensive nourishment to the skin.

Extra Firming Night Face Mask

The mask deeply nourishes and revitalises the skin. It is rejuvenating, slows the ageing process, lifts features and redefines facial contours.

Beauty Essentials – Energising Hand & Face

RRP £10.99

And finally, another Beauty Essentials Set. As with the previous this also includes a face mask and a hand cream, but this time focusing on energizing the skin and giving that glow!

Taiga Hand Cream

A daily hand cream rich in Wild Honey, Arctic Cloudberries and Lingonberries. A beautiful, softening moisturiser for the hands. The oil in the Arctic cloudberry and lingonberry supplies the skin with nutrients and actively restores its natural protection barriers.

Energising Face Mask

Our Energising Facial Mask awakens dull skin, bringing a fresh and beautiful glow. This face mask revitalises and energises your skin, providing a bright, healthy and radiant appearance.

So there we have it! Like I said there are SO many gift sets to choose from, not just for Christmas but all year round. Natura Siberica is such a beautiful and affordable brand that I am so in love with, and these gift sets are just as fabulous as everything else!

Click here to see more Gift Sets!

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Natura Siberica Skincare Review

Natura Siberica Skincare Review

Natura Siberica Skincare Review

 

Natura Siberica

 

 

Natura Siberica have become one of my holy grail skincare brands. I have reviewed various products from them already, so this time I thought we could look at their basic products, which are SO affordable. While I wasn’t exactly expecting them not to be any good, these are at the bottom end of their prices so I was intrigued! Super affordable luxurious skincare? Let’s find out!

 

“Natura Siberica products are based on the traditional remedies of ancient Siberian tribes. Featuring wild harvested ingredients, sourced from unspoilt landscapes, Natura Siberica work with these 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. When used therapeutically they offer unique health and beauty benefits.”

 

Natura Siberica

 

 

Cleansing Foaming Mousse

– £6.25

Natura Siberica“Our gentle Cleansing Mousse is a perfect everyday treatment for oily and combination skin. Its rich lather foams away excess dirt, oil and make-up, leaving skin clean and refreshed.
Rich in vitamin P, Sophora Japonica strengthens and replenishes skin while Chamomilla Recutita soothes it and protects from bacteria. Your skin will be deeply cleansed, soft, and beautifully refreshed.”

So starting with cleansing, this foam is just awesome. As someone who would usually use creamy cleansers (or face wipes if I’m feeling lazy..) a cleanser in the form of a mousse isn’t something I have tried before. It is so easy! It lathers up straight away (without being messy as I would have expected!), cleanses the skin removing all traces of makeup AND leaves skin so soft. It isn’t designed to remove eye makeup however, which brings me on the next product…

 

 

Moisturizing Foam Eye Makeup Remover

– £5.75

Natura Siberica“This Moisturizing Foam is specifically designed to gently remove eye make-up without stripping or stinging the delicate eye area.
Rhodiola Rosea, highly renowned for its fantastic adaptogenic properties, deeply oxygenates and rejuvenates the skin. Daurian Lily gently soothes and nourishes the skin – promoting a healthy glow.”

 

This is the perfect partner to the Cleansing Mousse. It is the same format being a mousse, but this is specifically for eye makeup. I have quite sensitive eyes so can be wary using products directly in that area, but this is brilliant! It does not irritate my eyes at all and removes every teeny weeny flek of mascara. I don’t know how this works, but it does. It is genius.

 

 

Exfoliating Face Scrub

– £5.50

Natura Siberica

 

 

“This gentle face scrub with Sophora Japonica and Arctic Raspberry delicately exfoliates, renews and restores the skin making it smooth and firm.
Extract of Sophora Japonica contains up to 30% of Rutin (Vitamin P), which stimulates regeneration processes, and regulates lipid balance. Apricot Seeds gently exfoliate skin while Arctic Raspberry Extract soothes it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Face Peeling

– £5.50

Natura Siberica

 

 

“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.”

 

 

 

 

So these two products are fairly similar (hense why I am putting these together). They are similar in the sense that they feel almost identical when squeezing out the tube. BUT, these two beauties definitely do different things. I can’t quite put my finger on what the differences are. I have used them separately and yes after using the Face Scrub alone my skin feels silky smooth, and after using the Face Peeling alone my skin again feels silky smooth too but in a different way. It’s a really difficult one to explain but the descripions are pretty bang on really. All of this being said, I am in love with using these as a combo. This might seem like overkill, but the two combined (I do the scrub first) give just seriously epic results. My skin looks totally different after using these, smooth and hydrated and actually “youthful”. So affordable and make SUCH a difference.

 

 

 

Nourishing Facial Mask

– £5.50

Natura Siberica“Our Nourishing Facial Mask is perfect for dry, normal, and dull skin types.
Calendula Marigold detoxifies and rejuvenates, strengthening by improving resistance to environmental damage.  Wild Daurian Rose deeply nourishes skin and protects it from dehydration. It intensively moisturises and smoothes your skin, making it brighter, firmer, and imparting a youthful glow.”

 

Last but not least every pamper session should be finished with a face mask. In the past I would always use masks aimed at detoxifying and unclogging pores etc. And I still do, but there is something so beautiful about gorgeous, moisturised, glowy skin. 30 is definitely on the horizon for me, so my priorities with my skin have changed somewhat recently, and this mask is just fabulous. It is SO hydrating, but doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy. It hasn’t caused me any break outs, and leaves my face feeling and looking – in a word – healthy!

 

 



So overall I think it is safe to say I am still 100% in love with this brand. Yes the more luxurious and expensive products are definitely stunning and give ridiculous results, I am so happy that I have found these affordable alternatives to use on a daily basis. These products combined are literally transforming my skin (I noticed a difference just in a few days!) and don’t break the bank. And yes, a luxurious product here and there on a pamper night is something I will always get excited about, but these every day staple products are perfect to keep skin looking its best, every day. Another success!!

 

Click here to visit Natures Dream!

 

Natura Siberica

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Saaf Skincare Review

Saaf Skincare Review

Saaf Skincare Review

 

Saaf Skincare

 

Saaf Skincare is a brand that I came across through Nature’s Dream and was instantly drawn in by their beauty! The packaging alone is so stunning and looks so “spa like”. The products look so luxurious but are actually very affordable! Saaf Skincare are certified Cruelty Free, Organic and Vegetarian with the majority of products also being Vegan certified. Could it get any better!? Let’s find out and get pampering!!

 

Saaf Skincare

Saaf Skincare

“Saaf Pure Organic Skincare brings together the very best of naturally active and ethical ingredients to produce a wonderfully luxuriant skincare range that protects, heals and moisturises, to reveal naturally beautiful and radiant skin.

Active ingredients help to keep skin looking younger and more supple and, by not adding water to bulk and dilute the formulations, the Saaf range of serums, balms and oils remain at their most effective and pure. Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Beeswax, Safflower Seed Oil, Black Seed Oil, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Mandarin are just some of the ingredients found in Saaf’s products, all chosen for their skin and hair enhancing effects.”

 


Saaf Pure Face Cleanser & Exfoliating Cloth

“A luxuriously purifying, balancing and soothing face cleanser suitable for all types. Gently removes impurities and make-up whilst exfoliating, rejuvenating and moisturising the skin.”

Saaf Pure Face Cleanser

 

Saaf Skincare

This cleanser is simply beautiful. Just to look at it is so darn satisfying and makes me feel calm! But deeper than that, this cleanser is so gentle and moisturising that I wasn’t convinced it would be removing makeup – but fear not! It removed literally everything giving such a deep clean, but also left my skin feeling like it had already had a full on facial! The texture of this initially looks and feels like a wax, but it melts into the skin feeling more like a buttery balm. Combining this with the included Exfoliating Cloth is just a dream. I love a good face scrub, and using a cloth is so much cleaner, quicker, easier and feels SO nice on the skin! This gives a soft exfoliation that doesn’t feel sharp or gritty, it just leaves skin glowing! This whole set is £24.99 which I think is very affordable for both products – plus Saaf also sell the Exfoliating Cloths separately in packs of 2 for £4.99.

 

Saaf Pure Face Cleanser

 


Saaf Complexion Boosting Face Serum

 

Saaf Face Serum

“Decongest, balance & improve the tone of normal to oily/combination skin with this rich facial serum. Balance oily skin, clear breakouts, smooth away blemishes, and improve skin tone and texture.”

Saaf SkincareSo this is literally the product I have been waiting for. I love the idea of Face Serums but as my skin is ridiculously that of combination (it changes daily!) any serums I have tried in the past have either been too heavy, too oily, too greasy, too thin etc….. THIS however, is perfect. The consistency is literally bang in the middle – not thick but also not watery and runny. It feels so luxurious on the skin and actually soaks in. No grease! I use this before going to bed and in the morning my skin is so hydrated and plumped – I am completely in love! Luckily for me this product is also pretty affordable at £19.99 – but it will last for such a long time!

 

 

Saaf Face Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saaf Eraser Body Oil

Saaf Eraser Body Oil

 

“Nature’s correction fluid in a bottle, this impressive toning and smoothing oil is a skin-saving formulation. Calm irritated and itchy skin, promote healthy skin renewal and keep skin supple and smooth.”

 

Saaf SkincareOK so this is where my life changed (well that sounds dramatic but it kind of is…). I can tend to be on the lazy side when it comes to moisturising my body – I absolutely love bubble baths and body scrubs, but once I’m out the bath I usually forget to follow it all up! Until now! Obviously I initially first used this to try it out when it arrived, and I’ve used it pretty much every day ever since. It feels like pure luxury on the skin and leaves it feeling like silk. It soaks in beautifully (again, no grease!) and completely evens out the skin tone giving the most gorgeous glow! While this is on the higher end of pricing at £24.99, this bottle is huge! As with the Face Serum a little goes a very long way so this will last for ages.

 

 

Saaf Eraser Body Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



So overall, I think it is safe to say I am obsessed. The Saaf range as a whole is on the smaller side currently with 8 products – but I cannot wait to try more of their collection! All three of these products still wow me every time I use them (which is pretty much every day now!). Another point to mention is the scent of these products!! It is beyond amazing. I can’t really put it into words, but it smells like a “sweet spa” – as in spa like but not chemical or perfumed, and sweet but in a soft smokey way. (Safe to say I’m not the best at describing scents…) You just have to smell it to know what I mean!!

To top this all off, regardless of their sheer beauty in every way, Saaf Pure Skincare is one of the world’s most accredited skincare ranges.

  • Certified Cruelty Free by Cruelty Free International
  • Approved by The Vegetarian Society
  • Certified Organic by the UK Soil Association
  • Saaf’s Oils & Serums are proudly Vegan Society Registered
  • Saaf’s formulations are fully Halal compliant

Click here to visit the Saaf website!

 

Saaf Skincare

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Eden Project – Beauty Review!

Eden Project – Beauty Review!

Eden Project – Beauty Review!

 

Eden Project Beauty

 

On a recent trip to the Eden Project, the last things I expected to come across were beauty products! Not just any beauty products, but Cruelty Free, Natural and Handmade beauty products – I know right!? It put the cherry on the top of a fabulous day there, and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

 

“Our bath and body products are packed full of natural essential oils and real ingredients that you’d find in your own kitchen cupboard. With packaging designed by our in-house artists here at Eden, they make the perfect eco friendly gift.”


 

Rosehip Moisturiser

Eden Project Moisturiser

 

“Our rose hip moisturiser contains high levels of vitamin A, C & F which is helpful for cell and skin regeneration. Made with essential oils and 100% pure ingredients this rose hip moisturiser feels rich and beautiful on your skin. Rosehips have one of the highest vitamin C content of plant sources along with lycopene which is also the most efficient oxygen and free radical quencher!”

 

 

 

Lavender & Honey Moisturiser

Eden Project Moisturiser

 

“Lavender & honey moisturiser good for revitalising dry or damaged skin. A classic blend of soothing lavender and healing Cornish honey combined with anti-ageing evening primrose, nourishing wheat germ oil and Vitamin E. Our moisturiser is gentle, antibacterial and perfect for calming and restoring the skin.”

 

 

 

Calendula & Beeswax Lip Balm

Eden Project Lip Balm

 

 

“Calendula is a popular skin healing herb and known for its gentleness. Calendula’s healing qualities can be beneficial for slow healing wounds, burns, eczema & inflammations on the skin.”

 

 

 


Eden Project Lip BalmAs a lover of lip balms, I couldn’t wait to try this. And wow – my lips are literally loving life. You can genuinely feel the quality of this lip balm, and it gave my lips moisture and softness that lasts. The consistency is more of a waxy balm than the traditional twist up sticks, and I love it. The jar is the perfect size for popping into a handbag, and at £3.50 for the amount of product and how long this will last it is so affordable!

 

 

Both of these moisturisers are just beautiful. I love “general” moisturisers that are not for specific areas, just for wherever needs a little TLC! I am tending to use these in my night time skin care routine, and I am loving the results. My skin feels so soft – and actually youthful – which is always a winner! The scent of these are what I love probably a little bit too much… The Rosehip 100% reminds me of a spa, and the Lavender & Honey is such a relaxing scent – they both smell so luxurious I feel pampered before I’ve even used them! These are £5.95 each, but at the time they had a promotion in store of 2 for £10.00.

I love jars as packaging, not only are they recyclable but I tend to reuse them for other things – they make great candles if you’re into making your own!

So on top of the Eden Projects already incredible and inspiring approach, they are taking the same approach into beauty products – and beautiful ones at that!

 

Click here to visit the website!

 

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E’Lifexir Natural Beauty Review

E’Lifexir Natural Beauty Review

E’Lifexir Natural Beauty Review

– The Perfect Body In A Bottle!?

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty

 

The E’Lifexir Natural Beauty Collection is definitely different to anything I have tried before – each product is individually designed to target specific areas of the body – so basically the perfect body in bottles!? Whether you want to go all in or just target something specific, there is a product for everything. There are 7 products in this range, meaning this is going to be lengthy post, so grab a cuppa and let’s dive in!

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty

“Welcome to the next generation of natural body care products – an ECOCERT Natural Cosmetic certified, VEGAN body care range with seven products each targeting specific parts of the body.

e’lifexir Natural Beauty is a new body treatment range created from natural and organic plant and fruit extracts.

Made with more than 99 per cent natural ingredients, all e’lifexir products have been dermatologically tested, are suitable for all skin types, and are hypoallergenic.

e’lifexir products contain NO parabens, acrylates, colourants, petrolatum, mineral oils, paraffin, silicones, PEGs, sulphates or artificial fragrances.”

 

While this statement doesn’t cover the fact that this brand is Cruelty Free – it is. To give these a go I went all in and used everything! So here’s a run down on each product, and my first impressions.


 

ACTIDREN Revitalising Leg Gel

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty“Black elder extract helps improve microcirculation and decongestion of the skin tissue to relieve tired and ‘heavy’ legs.
Rutin (a citrus flavonoid found in a wide variety of plants and fruits) and olive oil prevent and reduce the appearance of redness. Also contains natural cherry, cranberry and grape water, rich in antioxidants, which protect the skin from free radicals. Acticire (a natural, multifunctional active texture agent based on jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower waxes) ensures legs feel comfortable, relaxed and moisturised all day long.”

I LOVED this. As someone who is on my feet all day, I found this to be so soothing and had a “cooling” sensation that definitely made my legs feel lighter. The scent reminds me of floral herbs (if that’s a thing), and a bonus is that this is ultra moisturising – definitely one of my favourites.

 

ANTI-STRETCH MARKS Repairing and Preventing Cream

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty“Centella Asiatica leaf extract helps to increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
Scotch thistle extract helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks through a dual action, increasing both the elasticity and moisture levels of the skin, which stimulates the regeneration process. Natural cherry, orange and grape water, rich in antioxidants, improve the well-being of the skin’s protective barrier.”

This one was really difficult to pin down actually – in a good way. The scent was like floral veg – another strange description I know… it smelt so good! Another really moisturising product, and actually left my skin feel super toned and had a slight numbing effect when first applying.

 

BODYLIFT Anti-Cellulite and Lifting Cream

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty“Sundews leaf, a carnivorous plant, helps to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Dragon eye extract protects the skin tissues through its antioxidant action and improves skin texture. Black elder extract helps improve microcirculation and decongestion of the skin tissue while cherry, cranberry and orange water help protect the skin.”

This one was a little thicker in consistency than the others, and I seriously liked it! It has a subtle cucumber scent, and I could definitely feel it tightening my thighs and generally making them appear less “wobbly”! Another of my favourites!

FITNESS Body Contouring Gel 

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty“Caffeine helps tighten the skin for a more sculpted looking figure.
Dragon eye extract protects the skin tissue and reduces fatty deposits. Black elder extract helps improve microcirculation and decongestion of the skin tissue while lemon, cranberry and orange water, full of vitamin C, boost the production of collagen, leaving skin smooth and glowing.”

As I was starting to run out of body parts by this point, I actually convinced my boyfriend to try this one out. It again has a floral herb type scent, and along with being super soft it did seem to tighten the skin. This recommends applying before working out to see this products’ full potential.

 

FLAT TUMMY Reducing and Firming Cream

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty“Caffeine helps tighten the skin for a more sculpted looking waistline.
Centella Asiatica leaf extract helps to increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Lemon, cherry and orange water, full of vitamin C, protect and soften the skin while olive oil helps reduce the signs of ageing thanks to its restructuring properties.”

This one grew on me. The scent started off “herby” but when applying actually ended up smelling quite fruity! It left my skin super soft and moisturised. I am quite fortunate that my tummy isn’t really my main concern (100% pear shaped over here!) so I did tend to concentrate more on the other products, but this one was definitely lovely if your tummy is you area of concern!

 

PUSH-UP BREAST Toning and Firming Cream 

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty“Oleoresin, extracted from guggul, an Indian tree, has a re-densifying action which adds volume to the skin.
Scotch thistle extract helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks through a dual action, increasing both the elasticity and moisture levels of the skin, which stimulates the regeneration process. Natural cherry, orange and grape water, rich in antioxidants, together with centella asiatica leaf extract, improve the skin’s firmness and tone.”

So while I am not particularly blessed in the breast area, I really liked this! So moisturising and left the skin ridiculously soft and supple (feels cringy saying that…). I also used this on my chest and neck and have a feeling it will be really good for slowing down signs of aging there too! Scent wise we still have that floral veg smell, another one of my favourites!

 

PUSH-UP BUTTOCKS Sculpting Gel

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty“Mate and stevia leaf extract help to redefine the look of buttock contours by smoothing the skin.
Scotch thistle helps to improve cell renewal and protects collagen, preventing and reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Black elder extract helps improve microcirculation and decongestion of the skin tissue, while cherry, cranberry and orange water provide antioxidants and protective benefits to the skin.”

So here’s the biggy – literally. This was the product I was hoping would come through – and it did! Similar to the BODYLIFT Cream, this had a tightening effect that definitely made everything alot less wobbly! A subtle gorgeous fruity scent, I loved this!

 

 

 


So there we have it! Whether these will literally give you a supermodel body it is too early for me to tell… But so far I am very impressed. As mentioned, my favourties are the Bodylift Cream, Actidern Leg Gel, Push-Up Breast Cream and Push-Up Buttocks Gel. All of these are priced at £15.99, and the packaging is so colourful but also so sleek!

So whether you are looking to improve the appearance of an area or two, or just want to go to town the E’Lifexir Natural Beauty products are just fabulous! I can’t wait to keep using these, so watch this space!!!

 

Click here to shop E’Lifexer

 

E'Lifexir Natural Beauty

 

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