Category Archives: Soil Association Approved

Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box.

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

It is that time of the month where I get super excited when my Skin Organics Box lands at my door! This box gives me a real buzz and I avoid all spoilers (mostly). Back in the day when beauty boxes first started you used to get such a rush opening some like the Feel Unique Box, it was fab.
Then after a while you started to get lots of repeats and the thrill was lost! Well I have found that lovely rush of excitement with this Skin Organics Box .. Organic, Clean, Niche, Artisan smaller brands that are working very hard to get noticed and I have had some really stunning, beautiful products in this box, it makes me happy!

So lets get down to whats in the box! The theme of this box is Restore, Soothe & Repair.

Siskyn 100% organic – Frankincense & Jasmine Overnight Skin Boosting Facial oil – and it is full sized 30ml. This brand was new to me before I started getting this box and oh boy what a gem to find, their oils are stunning and award winning. I have used their Camellia & Safflower cleansing oil and the stunning Grapefruit & Sweet Fennel toning body oil. These oils have won a lot of awards and it is so easy to see why.
Blended with 18 plant & flower oils the Frankincense & Jasmine night oil Has powerful healing & regenerating qualities, including organic rosehip, calendula, baobab to increase collagen production, sooth and keep skin healthy. This is a really well thought out beauty night boost and it smells incredible too.

Nadarra Organic Lavender, Chamomile & Oat Bath Bag – A blend of organic lavender, chamomile and oats you just pop this bag into your bath or foot bath and let the ingredients sooth body and mind. Oats are fantastic at skin softening while the Lavender & Chamomile relaxes and soothes mind & soul.
You can use this bag twice but use it within 2 days of first use.

Gingerstone Soothing Face Mask Shot – (I wish I had the eye sight to read the back of the card lol) Anyhoo this is interesting! It contains only 3 products Rhassoul Moroccan soap clay – which is super rich in silica, iron, magnesium, potassium, lithium to help nourish skin.
Raspberry powder – Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, Iron, phosphorus & calcium, it has skin stimulating properties and is very good on red skin and can reduce sebum levels.
Gingerstone Soothing Face Mask Shot that protects skin and holds in moisture.
So what I thought was a simple mask is actually a very clever mask indeed and the 3 ingredients form a very powerful balancing synergy on your skin – WOW!

Pinks Boutique, Organic Cuticle Oil – This is a lovely silky oil and a little goes a long way! I get very dry cuticles and feeling this on my skin it has instantly hydrated all the dry bits that were really annoying me.
Full of essential fatty acids, carrot oil, Vitamin E & Rose mosqueta which is full of fatty acids for the skin and helps skin regeneration. I really like this oil and I will have to get myself some more of this because I have been using a lot of oils on my cuticles and very little sunk in or nourished, this one really has made an instant difference, 5 hours later my cuticles still feel like they are hydrated and softer.

Ezapenaturals Rosemary Body Butter – LOVE!! I love Rosemary for so many reasons other than just cooking with it, i’l often throw some into my bath too as it revives frazzled mind and peps you up again, it also helps repair and protect your skin. It melts deliciously onto the skin turning into a fragrant, nourishing skin moisturiser, it is feels so luxurious on my skin and super hydrating.

Pink & Green skincare Relax & Restore Bath oil – a lovely blend of Bergamont & Lavender, this blend of oils is a recharge for the body & mind, perfect! I get a lot of mental and physical fatigue so products like this are perfect for me.

Well once again I got that wonderful rush of excitement with my Skin Organics box! There is lots of new, niche, Artisan brands to learn about and some real loves like the Syskin oils.
I truly love this box for the new products it brings to my door and for the quality of the products too!
There is a card inside with discounts off all of the companies in the box and it is just hard to beat for freshness and well I think it has become my all time favourite beauty box ever, I just love it!

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What do you think of the Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box?
There is also a card with some lovely discounts from the brands in the box which is good.

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This box not surprisingly was sold out over a week before it shipped so if you want to sign up for next month you can find it here & NICOLA10 will get you a further 10% off – Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box

That’s it for now everyone

Nicola x

The Libbie Club Black Friday Meltdown Offers

Hey everyone,

Hope you are all well wrapped up and toasty! It went down to minus 9 here last night brrrrr!

The Libbie Club has on some incredible Black Friday offers and I will share some in pictures with you on here.

They have a month’s worth of the amazing Dr Dennis Gross exfoliating pads for £25, this is the most amazing deal. These pads really rock so to get them for less than half their usual price is amazing!

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This is top ten selection but there is lots more on the website and the prices are astounding.

So take a look and I hope you find an offer you like as there are so many price drops! Take a look for yourself here The Libbie Club

Bye for now

Nicola x

Evolve Beauty Hyaluronic Serum 200

 

Hello everyone

Evolve are a niche organic/natural skincare brand. They make everything themselves in small batches so it is fresher and at its most potent.

The Hyaluronic 200 serum is so called because it contains 200mg of Hyaluronic Acid per 30ml bottle. This is mega hydration for the skin as it holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water making it super effective hydration for all skin-types.

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It also contains Pomegranate extract which is known to promote cell turnover, strengthen the skin & protect the it from free radicals; Damask Rose Water, a natural hydrolat; and Aloe Vera.

This is a lovely silky texture going onto my skin. I have had a rash on my face & neck recently and once it started to settle, my skin really needed moisture and plenty of it, so this has been a godsend by my side.

It sinks in quickly, no residue, no wait time to carry on with your skincare and it helped keep my skin hydrated all day while going through a very bad time skin-wise

It has helped with hydration and helped me get my glow back. I applied it a few times a day along with my regular skincare routine and it has helped give me the moisture boost that I needed.

It is no big secret in the beauty world that Hyaluronic Acid is a wonder product for anti-ageing, for really plumping out the skin and filling out fine lines and wrinkles, and this serum really packs a strong moisture punch!

Evolve are a brand that sources only organic products where they can and if not organic then as naturally grown and sourced as possible.

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There is change afoot in the beauty kingdom. People are learning and they are starting to read what is actually in their products and reducing the toxins they eat, put on their skin and their carbon footprint.

Evolve products give you artisan, green, organic, vegan, natural products that fit into a good healthy lifestyle and a better you inside and out and any product of theirs I have tried has been fantastic!

If you are interested in the Hyaluronic Serum you can get 20% off here at the Libbie Club while stocks last!

That it is for now folks, have a great weekend!

Nicola x

Nizz Cosmetics Lustre Lipstick in Nude Rose

 

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

I hope you are all well 🙂

Nizz is a relatively new brand on the beauty market and I am delighted to get one of their vegetarian lipsticks to try!

Hypo-Allergenic, Fair Trade & Paraben Free this lipstick has an awful lot going for it ..

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I find a good quality lip conditioning lippie pretty hard to find these days. A lot seem to be pretty much the same bland mix which is ok but to get something luxurious, vegetarian and with an incredible lustre is a win, win, win ..if you get very dry lips in winter this would be a perfect blend for anyone who suffers from dry lips!

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These are luxury lipsticks made with fair trade butters, oils and waxes and the result is a delicious  buttery lipstick that glides gently over the lips delivering a highly pigment lustre and it just feels so beautiful on the lips.

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The shade is Rose Nude and it really is a stunning lipstick in so many ways .. you can check out the 3 nude shades here on my Libbie Club page and check out this month’s Libbie offers and there is free postage over £30!

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That is it for now folks

Nicola x

 

Mr Bean Coconut Coffee Scrub .. Wowsers!

 

Hello everyone,

When I got my Bean Coffee Coconut Scrub from the Libbie Club I was completely unprepared for what happened next …

Made with Organic Robusta Coffee Beans, organic cold pressed coconut oil, Himalayan pink rock salt, demerara sugar, organic cacao & Vitamin E oil; this impressive list of ingredients told me that this was something rather special.

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I opened the bag and had a sniff .. I thought hello this is strong stuff alright ..so when I read the instructions I thought it best to put some in a bowl and take it into the bathroom so I didn’t get everything in the packet wet.

I figured with the dry texture it was going to be a little messy. You massage it onto and into wet skin and once you get the massage going and the product on your skin it gets a lot less messy.

My mind was blown away by the strong scent of coffee .. this is a double espresso for the body and mind … powerful top quality ingredients gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin as it goes.

This is a skin treatment that stimulates circulation, works on cellulite, various skin conditions like eczema, stretch marks, black heads and spotty backs, the heap!

With the beautiful organic oils it nourishes the skin as it goes. The coffee scent rinses clean away leaving you feeling so revived from head to toe that you are ready to take on the world!

My Bean Body Scrub has to be one of the most stimulating products for the body and mind that I think I have ever used .. I simply felt incredible after using it .. every time..it not only has incredible ingredients, but the after effect is nothing short of WOW and BOOM!!

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Honestly it awakens the senses and leaves your body & skin feeling incredibly soft & lightly scented with coconut, just amazing …Mr Bean I salute you lol!!

Have you Heard of Mr Bean Body scrubs yet?

If you enjoy a mind blowing shower then take a look here at the offer on my Libbie Club page. My Bean Body scrub comes all the way from Australia and truly packs a punch in the shower ..

Check out Mr Bean scrub here and at the moment there is also a beautiful  free Bee Good  travel sized cleanser 30ml  with every order (while stocks last) Libbie Club

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Bye for now

Nicola x

 

Skin & Tonic Steam Clean Organic Cleansing Balm

Hey everyone,

I hope your all enjoying the mini heat wave we are having!

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If like me (Irish white and pasty lol ) you get too hot and grumpy then Skin & Tonic Organic Steam Clean is a truly wonderful way to either refresh you in the morning or take the day off in the evening after a very hot day.

Skin and Tonic are all about Organic Soil Association products, transparency of the ingredients in their products.

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Simple but extremely powerful and effective and very beautiful!

Open, honest and Sustainable.

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This Steam Clean cleanser just smells so good when you are massaging it onto your face, you only need a pea sized amount and that will warm in your hands and the more you massage it onto your face to cleanse and remove the dirt the more your skin will benefit from these beautiful aromatic oils.

Once you apply the hot cloth (also certified organic) and inhale for a minute or 2 you are in sensory heaven as the menthol of the Eucalyptus and the Spearmint give a wonderful hit to the sinuses and mind.

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The cloth gently ex-foliates and sloughs off all the old skin as it goes to leave your skin renewed and soft.

This part is particularity good if you are suffering badly from hay-fever and the menthol and mint vapours are such a relief on hot sinuses. I have even been dabbing a little around my nostrils during the day to catch pollen and to give me that lovely cooling inhalation of those beautiful oils.

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It can also be used as a refreshing lip balm or applied to any dry skin patches too to soothe them so it is pretty multi purpose and great value.

It totally clears your head and your skin! There is nothing in these products  to not to love.

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Right now this product is on offer with the Libbie Club! You get a free Organic Mini of their Gentle Scrub with Rose-hip Seeds, Pink French Clay, Pro biotic yoghurt and Oatmeal to gently polish, absorb excess oil,  nourish and detoxify your skin.

This fantastic offer which gives you 30% off can be found here  My Libbie Club Offers along with some other really good summer offers. Well worth a look as there is a free Bio Effect Serum with their new Volcanic Exfoliator and a Free Becca lip gloss  £18 with every Becca Beach tint in Pomegranate

I honestly believe this is a fantastic  Skin & Tonic offer for £25.20 and you can get free postage on site with these products as well!

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I would love to hear your thoughts and what you thing of these products yourself, or if you decide to get some for your self, they are too good to pass over (imo)

That is it for now

Take care folks

Nicola x

Vita Liberata Luxury Tan in Medium really is pHenomenal

Hi everyone,

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Well FINALLY there is a little sunshine in Northern Ireland!! Still not warm enough to be sunbathing .. but it does make you feel like you want a little colour!

I have tried so many fake tans and being very fair they all tended to give me a touch of the Oompah Loompah which as far as I am concerned is not a good look. I would rather be milk bottle white with a good hint of blue than orange.

This is where Vita Liberata is different, invented by a local lady  Alyson Hogg she clearly understood the dilemma for thousands and thousands of scarilly white Irish women 🙂.

My first application of this product was very light, I exfoliated like a mad thang and then applied. You shake it well and then it bubbles out onto your tan mitt, I think this stops you over loading your mitt and your skin.

Good thing about this mousse is that it is build able. I was scared of using too much at first because I had in my head if I made a mistake then I was stuck with it but I can see this is an extremely well thought out product and if you want a really deep tan then you apply a few more layers and keep topping up.

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What I got was a beautiful golden healthy glow that took my whiteness away and left me feeling and looking a lot healthier all over. Hands down this is the best self tan I have EVER tried!

It didn’t stink of biscuits and though the guide colour looked a bit dark before my shower I really love the colour underneath, it has faded really amazingly too, not a patch in sight!

How they get it to colour your skin and not your bedding too is another great point to make and an important one, there was very little actually came off onto my bedding or clothes. A few minutes after applying I was able to get dressed and into bed.

Oh and it is organic .. YES!!

I am now spoiled for any other tanners, I should have known a long time ago Alyson would have put everything into her products and she really has .. to find a tan that is a beautiful shade for me for summer means the world! I can now look as healthy and tanned as everyone else!

This tan is not called PHenomenal for nothing it can last up to 2-3 weeks, you build it up to the shade you want and it comes in Fair, Medium and Dark so there is something there for us all (mine is medium), it is so easy to apply it is idiot proof (that’s me lol), dries really fast, doesn’t smell so you can get on with your day straight away, it has a moisture locking in mechanism, all tans are much better with lots of moisture in and it fades so naturally it is unreal.

This Vita Liberata Luxury Tan does everything they say it will and it leaves you with the most natural beautiful colour it really does and I think it is worth paying a bit more for a result you will want to go back to time and time again .. I have faith in it now and really trust in it now!

You can check out here at the Libbie CLub where I am a brand ambassador! It comes with a free tanning mitt too and you can also get free postage so worth a look 🙂

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If you would like to check out the other offers on my Club page you can do so here Libbie Club Page

That is it for now folks

so bye from a sunny Portrush

Nicola xx