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Skin Organics -Clean & Natural Beauty Box Competition!

 

Hello Beauties,

Today I have a competition for you! Yay!

It is for a Skin Organics Beauty Box. I have to say, I have been seriously impressed with the box I was sent and I have decided to subscribe, as I just love organics and clean products. Our skins readily accept these products and they work so much better on the skin (no harsh parabens).

Every month, you get sent 5 organic and clean products for just £21 plus £3.95 shipping .. For organic products that is a pretty amazing price, as it really can be much more expensive for niche, purer products. Funny how you have to pay more for products in their natural state and not filled with ingredients to really dry your skin out and irritate it!

Everything about this box feels smart, clean and beautiful. I am absolutely loving the 5 products I was sent. They are all award winning products, which I will list below, as you will receive the same box if you win.

Siskyn Camelia & Safflower Hot Cloth Cleansing Oil – a skin-brightening cleansing oil, that is gentle enough to take over your eyes to remove your eye makeup too. I don’t know about you, but sometimes  I think it is a pain having to get a lot of different cleansers out at bedtime!

Terre Verdi Acqua Di Rose Balancing Mist – Anyone who knows me, knows I am crazy about rose water and this one is lovely and pure as it just contains pure Damask Rosewater. I will be buying this in a full size as it has not left my side since it arrived (alcohol free).

Freyaluna Tea Tree and Peppermint Refreshing Foot Scrub – when I opened the box I could smell the beautiful peppermint coming from this … it is a brown sugar scrub and with it being so hot at the minute, it is a real treat to refresh hot tired feet. The good thing about a sugar scrub is it goes all creamy on the feet as the sugar dissolves leaving so silky smooth.

Kathy Sue Ann’s Anti-Ageing Eye Balm – Now this is a bit different to what I am used to, but I think it is a very good product. Particularly where I live, on the coast, it can get very windy and you can get watery eyes that sting and get very irritated. In an emergency, great on lips or other patches of irritated skin too.

Last up is Maggie Ann’s Nail Polish in Grace – A beautiful bright pink for summer! Free from 6, this nail polish is Peta approved gel polish and its formula is streak free and super glossy.

So how do you enter to win this box? Just like the skin Organics facebook page HERE & Subscribe to their website HERE (wait for the pop up to appear) and like my Facebook page too HERE and leave a comment on the competition on my facebook page to say you have entered all the conditions and give the competition a share.

Winner will be drawn at random in on Friday evening (4th of August), good luck everyone ❤ . You can also get 10% off one of The Skin Organics with code firstbox10.

Bye for now

Nicola x

 

February’s Fabulous LoveLula Beauty Box!

Hi everyone,

I have somewhat lost my blogging  mojo at the moment … but this month’s Lovelula beauty box is just way too good not to give a shout out too!

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As always I love this box because its origins are in pure and organic beauty which is a real passion for me. I find it such good value for money. I always feel my £12.95 is always very well spent.

So let’s get started with the first product .. it’s a 400ml Lovea Shower gel, its bio active, has no parabens, no dye, no artificial fragrances. It is enriched with Soothing Aloe Vera to cleanse the skin and exotic Monio Oil to gently fragrance the skin.

It’s mahoosive lol! It smells fab and with the active yoghurt powder to gently help keep skin healthy and lightly exfoliated this product should have a long life in my bathroom :-). It retails on the LoveLula site for £6.49, so its good to see that not all organic has to be very expensive!

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Next up is Fair Squared Hand Cream, I can never have enough hand creams and I love me Fair Squared lip balms they are so soft and hydrating. I am positive i will love the hand cream too! Again it’s a fabulous price at £4.50 for 100 ml.

Rich in honey, almond oil and olive oil it’s mega hydrating and just what my hands need in the evening to give them an extra boost of pure hydrating to plumb and moisturise hands and elbows. It soaks in very quickly and leaves no oily residue.

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Skin Blossom Reviving  Eye cream is another beautiful, its a lovely light gel consistency. Soaks well into the eye area and it has  green tea and eye bright to revive and restore the skin around they eyes. I think this will be the perfect eye product for me in spring/summer as it’s not only very cooling and hydrating, its light enough to dab over my eye area for a mid day refreshment too!

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It’s no secret that I love a well made bar of soap that is hydrating as well as nourishing the skin and Madara Cranberry and Juniper soap with jojoba to nourish smells simply divine! Rich and creamy you can just smell the creaminess coming off this soap. Made in Sweden  with eco cert ingredients. I know  this product  will be fantastic as its ingredients are very pure, gentle and non drying

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Last but by no means least is Ren Instant Beauty Shot .. if only my postie had come earlier this morning! This has me fascinated and I do not want to waste any so it may need its own blog post.

At 45 this product is just spot on for me as it addresses the ageing issues I am now facing. It’s a gel serum that instantly lifts, firms and plumps the skin up with long-lasting effects .. oooo yes please!!! Can I get it in the bucket load? I had a read about for this, its so right up my street …. I shall be trying it out first thing tomorrow, as extremely promising and I would like to use it properly before raving or not about it.

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Once more this power packed beauty box has made me very happy, I can see myself happily using every product and I can once again see the value in the box.

There are lessons here that not every organic product has to be very expensive and that natural products harnessed can help do powerful anti ageing things for more mature skins too ..

It comes with a 20% off the brands in the box too which gives you a month to stock up on any products you love.

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That’s it from me folks

take care

Nicola x

January’s Fantastic Love Lula Box!

Hey everyone,

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What a long dark old month January is! But what a lovely surprise I have gotten from my Love Lula box this month!! It was a very welcoming sight as I am trying to do a January no beauty spend …. day 14 and I am hanging in there 🙂

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First up is Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes,  in general i’m  not a fan of the old face wipe as some can totally strip your face of its natural oils.. but this range is a lot more gentle to skin! Handy on the go or for travelling they remove all makeup including mascara, they have green super-foods in their ingredient list and are biodegradable too.( still on the fence with wipes sorry)

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Funny Bee BB cream Sample is something I haven’t heard of before. When I opened the sachet I thought ‘ooo’ that’s a bit orangey but on applying to my wrist it disappears right into the skin just leaving you with a lovely healthy radiance, smells amazing too and with no silicone of fillers… think this is a fab product!

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Nourish Exfoliating Cleanser, I have used this before and really liked it, it has pomegranate active enzymes working within the product along with Jojoba beads to cleanse, exfoliate and brighten and Kale antioxidants to nourish and protect  plus there is also probiotics in there too to really protect the skin too from environmental issues like weather and pollution!

It can be used 3 ways … as a manual exfoliator, left on as a face mask or as a cleanser and I found it left my skin super-soft, nourished and healthy last time I tried this,  was very impressed! I used it as a scrub last time so this time  shall be trying it as a face-mask 🙂

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Madara Detox Mud Mask, this mask sounds really exciting and I’d have it on right now if I hadn’t done a mask last night!! Made with purifying Nordic Forest Lake Mud it has a beautiful pine forest scent to it as well. This mud cleanses, refines pores clearing out dirt and bad sebum, reduces spots, detoxify’s, rejuvenates, recharges and brightens. I think this mask is more for an oilier skin and mine is very dry so this will go to a lovely friend who has oily skin and I just know she will love it 🙂

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Vinali Body Lotion and Day Cream, this is a new brand to love Lula. The products are made with Resveratrol a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that comes from grapes. They replace the water in their creams with the grape water.

The products are not overly scented which I love as I hate anything with a strong smell on my face. My skin drank the face cream in very quickly and there was no residue left and it felt soft and well hydrated too.

The body lotion has detoxifying grape oil, cocoa and Shea butter is very light and easily absorbed by my skin. It left my skin feeling smoothed, nourished, hydrated and non greasy. The low scent means it is agreeable to other perfumes or scents too and both products are a pretty good price too, at £24 for 50ml for the day cream a £14.90 for 200 ml of the body lotion.

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It is very hard to find good quality organic products for decent prices, well i think so anyway and a lot are priced well out of my price range so this to me is good!

I can never have enough hand creams! So i am delighted to get a Balance Me Rose Otto Hand cream 30ml. This award-winning hand cream is lovely and rich, delicately perfumed of rose and mega hydrating on hands that never seem to have enough moisture at times.

This is a brand that I know, love and trust. I have used their products many times and always with great results. I am a huge fan of their Radiance  Face Oil and the Super Moisturising Body Wash too and  would love to try more of their Rose Otto body and shower products as this cream is really intense hydration for dry skin … just love it!

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Last and by no means least are 6 really soft 100% cruelty free brushes from Eco Tools, i have and am using some brushes from this brand already, they are such good value and perfect for popping one in your makeup bag, great wee multi- taskers too for on the go and travelling light 🙂

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I think this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box is an absolute cracker and for £12.95 it makes me one very happy bunny!!

Where else would you get so many organic products delivered to your door for that price?? Thank you Love Lula ❤

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As always there is a card in the box offering 20% off the brands in this month’s box which is fab! Would love to know if you got this box what you think of it and if you loved the amazing value too …

Here is the link for the boxes Love Lula Beauty Box if you want to take a look x

That’s it for now

Nicola x

Novembers Love Lula Beauty Box

Hello everyone,

I really look forward to my Love Lula Beauty Box every month as it is always amazing value, all the products are Soil Association Approved, Organic, Vegan. Love Lula has just won a big award too! The Best Retail Innovation Award in Association with Pure Beauty Magazine so well done to everyone at Love Lula!

Right back to this months box 🙂

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First up is Barefoot Sos Face & Body Rescue Cream, Intensively rich this cream is very pure and good for eczema & psoriasis prone skins like mine, it sank rapidly into my skin and did not leave an oily residue, it has very little to no scent, can be used on face of body to deeply hydrate so perfect for the upcoming winter months.

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Jason Brightening Apricot Wash is a gentle soap free foaming scrub, gentle enough to use every day. Brightening Apricot oil and refined Walnut powder deep cleanse to slough away makeup, dirt and old skin cells to leave a cleaner brighter complexion, a lovely natural facial exfoliation for every day super smooth skin!

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Giovanni Deep Moisture Shampoo I meant to use this today to see how it left my hair (i forgot) but it promises to deeply hydrate and leave my hair silky soft, it looks very glossy and it seems to have a lot of silk proteins in and it smells pretty fab too … promising!

Living Nature Nourishing Hand Cream is a light blend of Manuka Honey and Larch tree extract, to help repair and protect dry, chapped hands, sinks into the skin wonderfully, i have been using this all weekend and really like it, I don’t know about you but I generally find the purer the creams with no preservatives etc… it always seems better absorbed into my hands and or body!

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Last and by no means least is a brand that is right up my street called Suti, it uses all cold pressed, natural, organic oils. Designed to nurture body, mind and spirit (oh yes please).

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This beautiful natural cleansing balm with Chamomile,Calendula and Lavender is such a powerful healing, protecting, skin strengthening formula it smells incredible and is so pure! Warm some on your fingertips and massage over your face to cleanse. I would not use this to remove heavy make up but as a second cleanse or a cleanse for skin with no make up on used with a hot cloth it leaves your skin as smooth as a peach , it is really beautiful and refined and will really get into pores and creases to beautifully cleanse your face, can also be used as a moisturizer for problem areas of skin on the body too if you love organic pure balms items then this brand really is worth reading into!!

Again for £12.95 delivered this box punches well above its weight with the purest of ingredients and organic produce,There is also 20% off all the brands in the box if you wish to purchase something you love!

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Plus a £25 discount card off Hello Fresh for the Vegetarian or family box on sign up, i seem to be getting lots of these but sadly they don’t deliver to Northern Ireland:-/

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If you too love learning and finding out more about organic products you can sign up for the monthly box here  Love Lula Beauty Box

That’s it for this months box, once again I am delighted with this box! Did you get a Love Lula Box?
What did you think of yours?

Bye for now

Nicola

October’s LoveLula Beauty Box ..

Hello everyone :-),

Love Lula is a company i really love because they don’t compromise on quality and everything they sell is organic, i find myself more and more leaning towards organic products as they really do seem to work better for me as i have really sensitive skin on my face and my body and have found that cutting out parabens like SLS etc  …really does make a massive and my skin is no longer still slimy with product after a shower or as dried out as it used to be!

So lets get started on this month’s box and the fabulous products inside ..first up is Yes To Carrots nourishing cleansing wipes, i avoid cleansing wipes like the plague lol, after some bad experiences with them stripping my skin of oils and leaving me with red itchy angry dried out skin i stopped using them

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But these are organic and skin nourishing and should be ok i think, i will keep them for an emergency or a day when i am feeling overly lazy hehe,  with ingredients like carrots (obvious i know) vitamin E, Pumpkin seed extract, lavender and Aloe Vera theres a lot of hydrating and soothing ingredients to be had from them.

Next up is Green People, there is a few items from them, firstly is the line eraser(sachet), i already have this and it is fab, i use it on the corners of my mouth and top lip as i am proud to say .. an x-heavy smoker!!

This zaps fine lines and wrinkles within 15 minutes and it really does make a big difference to my top lip, i olso use it around the outside of my eyes along the orbital bone when i am going out to help give me a bit more of a youthful look, you can feel this gently tightening on any areas you apply it, its  pretty amazing stuff, even better that it is organic!

It has 23 beauty enhancing active ingredients going to work on your skin to increase hydration and give powerful long term effects on lines and wrinkles, if  like me you have fine lines around your mouth then this is a must have.

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The Next items are  Age defy+  and it is a Purify and hydrate cream cleanser (Sachet) and gentle cleanse and makeup remover  25ml they are kind of similar  really just one is geared more towards anti ageing, with Aloe Vera, Calendula and Shea butter they smell gorgeous and feel lovely and rich to move over your face and take the day off.

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Hair Milk is a new product from John Masters, its a Rose and Apricot hair milk, sounded a bit strange to me but .. its actually like a creamy balm and great for the ends of my hair, smells like all JM products .. pretty darn good. It has calmed my curs somewhat but you can use it heavier as a light styling product,  it’s nice to swish clean, fragrant hair around isn’t it?

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Inika certified Organic Eyeliner in Black Caviar, i have a few Inika products and they are really good quality, it comes with its own wee pencil sharpener on one lid, the texture is soft and buttery and i love my purple one by them.

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Dr Lipp Nipple Balm is a rich lanolin product first made for breast feeding mothers who got chapped, dry skin while breast feeding, guaranteed to soak in and help the driest of lips (nipples)  or windburn this product is a handbag must have for those icy cold windy days, it will keep your lips hydrated and silky soft 🙂

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Last but my no means least is Bodhi and Birch Jasmine Falls bath and shower therapy, i just love a multi tasking product thats good for the body .. and the mind! This just smells incredible.. Jasmine Absolute and High Altitude Lavender are both high prized products in the beauty industry with the Jasmine Absolute being worth more than its weight in gold.

They soothe promoting well being with coconut, kukui nut and shea butter to hydrate a lovely soak in this was really beautiful and the fragrance stayed about my flat the rest of the evening which i really loved.

I think i would love to try the Siam Ginger one next, i love ginger, it has that lovely kick to it and it is very warming both in food and on the skin so i have to get some of this soon …

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I always find this box excellent value for the £12.95 delivered, theres plenty in it and for organic products it really is a steal, it never fails to impress me of give me something different to try. Worth every penny in my book!

Thats it for now folks

Chat soon ..

Nicola xx