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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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Cruelty Free Skincare Brands at Boots

The Pip Box – Limited Edition Beauty Kit In Partnership with Cruelty Free International!

The Pip Box – Limited Edition Beauty Kit In Partnership with Cruelty Free International!

The Pip Box – Limited Edition Beauty Kit In Partnership with Cruelty Free International!

 

The Pip Box

 

When The Pip Box approached me about this Limited Edition box I was beyond excited. I have used their subscription service before, and the value for money is astounding. But this!? This box is worth £110!! On top of this 25% of the profits are being donated to Cruelty Free International. This really is just fantastic. So! What do we have!?

The Pip Box

 

 

Starting at the top, The Pip Box have included a “Mini Guide” to Cruelty Free Beauty. Along with some facts and Q&A’s about Cosmetic Animal Testing, there is also a breakdown of all the products included in this glorious box.

 

 

Kewekó Refreshing Toner

RRP £27.00

The Pip Box“Starting off with a luxury treat, this beautifully packaged mist delivers a hydrating and refreshing boost to skin. Mist on to cleansed face morning and night. Gently pat into skin until fully absorbed.”

 

7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel Off Mask

RRP £1.00

The Pip Box“Deeply cleanse and purify pores with the new 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel Off mask. Bursting with antioxidant rich ingredients including Vitamin C, pressed Mangosteen and crushed Guava – this heavenly fruity medley will help remove dead skin cells and reveal super soft squeaky clear skin. Perfect for a pamper night.”

 

Lily Lolo Natural Eye Pencil in Brown

RRP £7.50

“Enriched with moisturising and conditioning ingredients which are excellent for sensitive skin. Its soft and smooth application combined with a rich colour pay-off make this Natural eye Pencil perfect to outline, define and enhance your eyes.”

The Pip Box

 

iGlow Long Lashes Serum

RRP £53.00

The Pip Box“iGlow is the lash serum tat keeps its promises. Longer looking and healthier lashes in 3 to 12 weeks.”

 

 

The Natural Deodorant Co. Clean Deodorant Balm Palmarosa + Mandarin

RRP £6.00

The Pip Box“Clean Deodorant Balm is bound to become your ‘go-to’ deodorant. This creamy balm melts into skin effortlessly and is perfect for daily use on all skin types. A clever combination of antibacterial magnesium and sodium bicarbonate provide all day odour protection. Coconut oil and shea butter nourish delicate underarm skin.”

 

Purple Tree Skincare Pomegranate Miracle Balm

RRP £3.99

The Pip Box“Pomegranate Miracle Balm uses natural Pomegranate Oil, to moisturise and provide relief from dry, cracked and irritated lips and skin. Its multi-purpose formula has many beauty uses too, such as smoothing and taming brows or fixing glitter make-up looks. A handbag essential for your moisturising and beauty needs.”

 

Silvan Skincare Anise Lip Balm

RRP £5.00

The Pip Box“Silvan Skincare’s beautiful began Anise Lip Balm is packed with shea butter,m jojoba, olive and apricot oils with star anise and sweet orange to moisturise and protect. Their range of lip, body and skin balms are made with the highest quality organic and sustainably sourced plant-based ingredients.”

 

Urban Veda Travel Friendly Face Wash

RRP £3.99

The Pip Box“With a gentle formula that won’t strip your skin of moisture, this cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and bacteria, whilst enveloping your skin in softness. Head to their website to test out the full range from exfoliator to moisturisers.”

 

Friendly Soap Hair and Body Bar

RRP £2.11

The Pip Box“This natural handmade shampoo and body bar cleans, nourished, conditions and promotes healthy hair growth whilst helping eco-conscious consumers to cut down on plastic bottled liquid shampoos and hand washes. All their soaps are Free from Palm Oil, Parabens, Sulphates, Triclosan, Phthalates and Cruelty, as well as being boxed in plastic free recycled (and recyclable) packaging.”

 

Aldi Kickstart shower gel

RRP £0.55

The Pip Box“Kick start your day with a blast of freshness! Packed with natural essential oils and extracts. pH balanced. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. At only 55p this shower gel makes cruelty free certified products more accessible and affordable.”

 

Primark 9 Shade Eye Palette Amber Edition

RRP £3.00

Primark Palette“Budget friendly and available on the high street, Primark is the perfect go to store for all your make-up essentials. included in your Limited Edition Box is a new-to-the-market eyeshadow palette with a mix of mattes, shimmers and metallic finished.”

Primark Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, I do feel I have to home in on that last one – Primark is Cruelty Free!

Primark Cruelty Free

 

The Pip Box

 

The Pip Box has been putting these beautiful boxes together for a couple of years now (since 2016), and the value, quality and range of products is superb. On top of the 25% being donated to Cruelty Free International for this particular box, every normal monthly box donates 50p to Animal Free Research UK. There are various subscription plans to choose from, with rewards for referring friends and Pip Points!

 

Click here to visit The Pip Box!

The Pip Box

 

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The Pip Box Review – (May)

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box (June)

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!

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

Related Reviews:
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Natura Siberica Sophora Japonica 
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The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review – June 2018

 

Cruelty Free Beauty Box

 

This is the first subscription box I have tried from The Cruelty Free Beauty Box and honestly it was beautiful before I’d even opened the box! Straight away the rose gold logo had me hooked! (Shallow, but true!) The Cruelty Free Beauty Box is primarily a Subscription service for Cruelty Free makeup, beauty and hair products – but they also offer One Off Boxes, Build Your Own Boxes AND they have a general Beauty Shop, AND a Reward Scheme! So pretty much all bases covered there!

Cruelty Free Beauty BoxThe Subscription Box is the perfect way to try out different brands and products that you may not normally come across – plus the amazing thing is if you fall in love with something you can continue to buy this from their Beauty Shop! The Month to Month Subscription costs £14.95 (this can be cancelled at any time) and the 3 Month Prepay costs £43.50 (£14.50 per month). They also have a 6 Month Prepay for £84.00 which reduces this down to £14.00 per month. This all being said, the value I received was way more than £14.95 (my math makes it over £30) so this really is super affordable – plus they even give discount on first orders!! That was too many numbers!! So let’s get going!

 

 

 

Cruelty Free Beauty Box

 

 

 



 

Pure Purpose – Natural Deodorant Cream – Lemon Breeze

RRP £9.50

Pure Purpose

 

Finding Cruelty Free Deodorant can be a bit of a challenge, so this was a lovely product to include – not the most glamorous but definitely appreciated!! The fact that this deodorant comes in cream form, in a jar, could be a little unnerving. But! This genuinely works! It also leave underarms feeling super soft and moisturised which is a huge bonus. And the scent……. Oh the scent. This Lemon Breeze fragrance is so subtle but so refreshing and actually quite addictive! They also have a Lavender Fresh scent too which I would imagine smells just as beautiful. This deodorant is 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free.

 

 

Pure Purpose

 

 

 


Friendly Soap Shea Butter Facial Cleansing Bar

RRP £2.62

Friendly Soap

 

So this gorgeous little beauty bomb is a nourishing face cleanser in the form of a bar of soap – and it literally is beautiful. Lathered up with a little water it creates and creamy foamy cleanser that is just a dream. It smells incredible and is prefect for sensitive skin. It is super calming and leaves skin feeling as though it has already been moisturised! As well as being cruelty free, the ingredients are all so natural and the box is even made from plastic free recycled (and recyclable) packaging. Again this also has an alternative option of Cocoa Butter which is described as being good for dry skin and even eczema! At such an affordable price on its’ own I am positive I will be loading up!

 

 

 

Friendly Soap

 

 

 


Evolve Hyaluronic Eye Complex

RRP 5ml £8.00 / 10ml £16.00

Evolve Organic Beauty

So, a funny story! A little advice with this one – read the note inside the box.

In my excited state I of course had to jump straight in and ended up losing almost half of this product. It quite clearly states inside the box to be careful when opening this product due to its watery consistency – of course I didn’t see this until afterwards. Completely my fault – so please learn from my mistake! Anyway! This product is more of an eye treatment to me than an eye cream as such, and it is SO luscious. It instantly feels refreshing under the eyes and feels so soothing! This is genuinely amazing on tired eyes (which I seem to have a lot…) and it reduces puffiness like magic. The full size comes with a roller ball applicator and given how refreshing it is just using finger tips my brain can’t quite comprehend how amazing it would be with a roller ball! Definitely a favourite!

Evolve Organic Beauty

 

 


Johnny Concert Amplified Eyeshadow – Desert Trap

RRP £12.00

Johnny Concert

 

This was a nice surprise to find as Johnny Concert is a brand I strangely haven’t come across before. (I have since been nosing through their website!). The shade Desert Trap is a stunning Khaki shimmer shade that is absolutely bang on for me! The undertones are neutral so this would literally suit anyone, and the golden reflects give it that extra glow. A simply beautiful shade. Again this products’ ingredients are just brilliant, and as beautiful as this shade is there are SO many shades to choose from (29 if I counted correctly). Click here to view all the shades!

 

Johnny Concert

 

 

 


Delune Mandarin Dry Body Oil Mist

RRP £16.00

Delune

 

 

Now this product – a dry body oil mist – I wasn’t quite sure how to go about using. So (for once) I just followed the instructions and BAM! This is beyond awesome! It is a light weight but intensely moisturing spray body mist that is so ridiculously easy to use! A light spritz transforms the skin making it silky soft, and it smells amazing!!!! Because it is such a light mist it doesn’t even need to dry! This really is epic, and if I was forced to choose a favourite product from this box I think this has to be it!

 

 

 

 


The Cruelty Free Beauty Box – How It All Started!

“Our Founder, Chloe has always been on a mission to make a difference. However, signing petitions, speaking out and avoiding Companies just wasn’t good enough-Yes, it kept her awake at night! She wanted something much bigger than that and to help people see what was happening in the world of Animal Testing and to help them make the change to Cruelty Free – Many people say you can’t change the world, if we all though like that what would get done’?
We have all always been aware of animal testing and boycotted the Companies who allow this, but then as time went on we realised we hadn’t been avoiding them at all. We realised just how sneaky Companies could be – Logo’s were fake, Companies sold in China, they didn’t test but 3rd parties did…. And so it unraveled! That’s when the light bulb went off – We needed something that made it simple for us to enjoy a Beauty Box but one we could trust & enjoy without any guilt whatsoever! Oh & to show these “ugly” companies that it’s beyond acceptable… and so the journey of The Cruelty Free Beauty Box began!”

 


So there it is!! Whether you want to surprise yourself with unknown new products every month, create your own box or just shop in a place that you can trust, The Cruelty Free Beauty Box has cracked it!!

Click here to visit the website!

 

Cruelty Free Beauty Box

 

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Filthy Candles
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Eden Project – Beauty

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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Natura Siberica Northern Collection
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The Pip Box Review (May) – Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly Beauty!

The Pip Box Review (May) – Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly Beauty!

The Pip Box Review (May) – Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly Beauty!

 

The Pip Box

 

Here we have my first ever Pip Box! I was so excited to recieve this as not only is it such an easy way to try out new products, but also introduces you to brands you may not have come across before! The Pip Box is a Subscription Box containing all Cruelty Free & Vegan friendly beauty products (an award winning subscription box might I add!). All products are either full sized or travel sized – no sachets or samples, with an average box value of £45 – for £13.50!? Another incredible part to point out is that 50p from every box is donated to Animal Free Research UK. On top of all that, The Pip Box is named after her dog Pip – so cute!!!

The Pip Box

“Every Pip Box contains at least 5 items, one of which is always a full sized make-up item. Unlike most beauty subscription boxes we never feature one-time-use sachet samples. 

Our current average value per box is just over £45 and our current feedback rating is 4.7 out of 5, as voted by our subscribers themselves. 

We make sure our box edits are always on trend and suitable for the season – think cooling mists and coral nail polishes in the summer, with matte lipsticks and hydrating balms in the winter. 

You’ll also never receive the same item twice because every edit is created bespoke each and every month.”

 

So let’s get into the products included in May 2018’s Pip Box!

 


MoYou Stamping Set

MoYouWeirdly enough I have recently been researching stamping and watching alot of YouTube tutorials, with MoYou being the focus! Bare in mind i am definitely no nail technician, but this stamping set is so easy to use! Much easier than I had expected! This particular plate is from the Kaleidoscope Collection and would normally cost £5.99, along with the Classic Stamper – usually £2.99. Overall this duo is the perfect introduction to stamping and has taken my DIY mani’s to another level!

MoYou


Bloomtown Roll-On Infused Oil

Bloomtown

 

 

This is an absolute gem! I had no idea what to do with this initially as I have not come across these before so I just followed the instructions – and I am in love! Not only does this smell absolutely amazing, but it genuinely boosts my mood! Applied to “pulse points” as the instructions recommend this works perfectly as a subtle fragrance AND it just makes you smile! Usually priced at £4.80, I’ve no idea how it works but I am obsessed!

 

 

 


Glo By Glory Glo Stix Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick

Glo By GloryNow here is the perfect example of discovering new brands… I had not come across Glo By Glory before so was intrigued to try this out. It is a stunning, full size liquid lipstick with a gorgeous finish (as it states in its’ title – a semi-matte finish). This would normally be priced around £14 (the website is in dollars) so with just this product alone the value included in this box is insane! The colour (Sugar Dumpling) is absolutely beautiful, a soft but rich dusty rose shade that has brilliant pigmentation but still looks natural. Super adorable packaging, a genuinely lovely product!

Glo By Glory Swatches

 


Conscious Skincare Shampoo & Conditioner

Conscious Skincare

 

Another brand that is new to me – and it’s hair! This hair duo are in the Grapefruit and Cedarwood collection and for the 250ml sizes it would normally cost about £23 for a full sized set (these are travel sized – perfect to try a range out!) The packaging is so simple and clean looking and the scent is heavenly! There is definitely the grapefruit there but in a sort of soft musky way… difficult to describe but SO addictive!

 

 

 

 


 

The Pip Box

 

So!!! A fabulous range to start with! While a subscription to beauty products isn’t something I have done before, it is such an affordable way to try out new brands and products – and so much fun! There is also a 10% discount if you sign up for 3 months at a time instead of the usual monthly plan, PLUS there are 2 subscription plans to choose from. You can also earn “Pip Points” (seriously satisfying to say…) with your orders that you can redeem as vouchers.

 

On a side note if you like looking at pictures of cute pups (who doesn’t…) then check out the About Us page too!

 

Click here to find out more!

 

 

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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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No7 Skin Illuminator Review

No7 Skin Illuminator Review

No7 Skin Illuminator Review

 

No7 Skin Illuminator

 

No7No7 has such a wide range of products it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start! I came across the No7 Skin Illuminator when I was actually looking for a glowy BB cream. And while this doesn’t provide coverage, it does give such a beautiful glowy sheen to the skin and I have fallen in love with it!

 

No7 Skin IlluminatorNo7 Claims:
Multi-faceted light reflectors instantly enhance your complexion, for a natural looking radiance.

 

And that’s it. It literally does what it says on the tin (or tube in this case). I think that what I love so much about this is just how natural it is. If you’re looking for a blinding highlight then this probably isn’t the product for you, but it gives a radiant glowy finish to the skin that is so addictive! I use it under a BB cream, as I think putting a full coverage foundation over the top would just cover up the gorgeous finish of this and would be a bit pointless! As I mentioned earlier this product doesn’t provide any coverage, but it makes skin look so healthy I end up trying to cover up as little as possible! A thin layer over the top of a moisturiser on “no makeup” days is spot on.

 

No7 Skin Illuminator

 

 

The No7 Skin Illuminator comes in 2 shades. I have the shade Nude and it is absolutely perfect. They also have a Bronze shade which I am desperate to try out as I think it will be beautiful for Summer.

 

 

 

 

The packaging is great, and I love the simple design of No7 products – keeping it looking classic and elegant. The 30ml tube will last ages, as a pea sized amount (a small pea – think “petit-pois”) literally covers the whole face. Priced at £12.50 this can seem on the expensive side compared to other brands with primer style products, but the No7 Skin Illuminator is completely different to any product I have used.

So even though my first encounter with this product was on a search for something different, I am SO glad I found it! A wonderful happy accident – some things are just meant to be!

No7 Skin IlluminatorClick here to shop Skin Illuminator!

 

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