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Hello Beauties,

Yep .. still freezing! But the sun is shining for a change, happy days!

Botanyblends are a small company based on the beautiful Devon coast.
The owner Katie has a background in sensory integration which deals with how the brain processes sensations like touch and smell that sparked her interest in learning aromatherapy, put these 3 things together and what she has developed a unique talent to create some very special, high potency, organic, raw, luxury & green oils full of active ingredients to really treat the senses and most importantly the skin.

I honestly believe when you only make 3 products (so far) as a brand you have nowhere to hide, they have to be perfection and I believe that they are!

The oil I have and am reviewing is the ‘MERU’ oil, skin balancing and packed full of essential fatty acids and omegas to nourish and strengthen the skin.

‘Mount Meru is said to be gold in colour and so strong it supports the heavens. These golden drops of sunshine restore harmony, vitality and purify the skin, giving it strength and balance.’

I warm about 6 drops of the oil into my hands inhale the fragrance for a moment or 2 and press onto my face taking it down over my neck and chest. First thing I notice is how lovely and light this oil is and how well it glides over my face, plus it sinks in with in 5 minutes leaving my skin so silky soft it is unreal!

With essential oils of Neroli and Lotus flowers to revitalise, refresh, and tone the skin. Peruvian Jojoba, Sacha Inchi & Safflower it is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Because it is so lovely and light you can use it morning and evening, it really does put the glow back into your skin and leaving it feeling so supple and velvety soft, I have loved this from when I first set eyes on it, beautiful in every way!

So that is it for now, have you had the pleasure of trying any of the BOTANYBLEND oils?

MERU – Organic balancing, Skin plumping, nourishing and rich in those fatty omegas older skin needs so much of.

VEGA – Illuminating & Rejuvinating oil which is a nighttime oil for Supple Lucent, glowing skin (sounds so good).

ACESO – Organic, healing face oil for problematic skin or skin that is dealing with a lot of polution, rich in free radical fighting antioxidants. This oil is 100% natural and fragrance free for the most sensitive skins.

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All of BOTANYBLEND’s oils are soil association approved, this year they will be 100% organic soil association approved, they are sustainable, eco friendly & fair trade.

I think the oils and the company are utterly fabulous in the quality of the oils and the blends. They make the oils in small batches to keep them as fresh as possible and the quality just glows out of the bottle.

You can check out this amazing artisan brand here – BOTANYBLENDS

That’s it for now folks, take care

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.


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.


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

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Hello everyone,

a lot of primers rarely live up to my expectations and I have found a lot don’t really do anything but clog my skin up, but the Laura Mercier foundation primer has to be the best I have tried.


I use a lot of serums and oils on my face as well as moisturiser a times as I tend to have dry skin but about an hour after putting on a primer and make-up my nose and forehead usually starts to shine and no matter what I put on it after that point makes no difference, its there for the day and that’s it.

But not with the Laura Mercier primer! It has made a huge difference to my face, not one teeny bit of shine gets through, even after hours of wearing, its pretty fab and impressive in my book, its non drying as in it doesn’t dry my skin out either it just leaves everything lovely and matte.

It is a lovely light primer, peachy toned and you don’t need much but I can really feel the difference in this to other primers I have tried, to be honest I had kind of given up on primers till I got this one in my Latest in Beauty Glamour Power List Box here:http://www.latestinbeauty.com/glamour/  and its a keeper!

Will be buying the full size very soon because its taken years for me to find something I am happy with, this vitamin rich creamy gel like primer is worth its weight in gold, it dries quickly leaving my face very smooth and matte, you can feel it forming a base between my face creams and my make up and it holds my make up in place .. amazingly all day, it really is one fantastic primer.

Finally I can actually feel and see what a good primer is meant to and there is no going back when you get a product this good for your face, so bye bye to the rest and hello Laura my new make-up saviour!


You can find it here at Space NK the official stockists for £29.00 it is a bit of an investment but a bloody good one http://uk.spacenk.com/foundation-primer/MUK113930009.html

Did you get this product in your Glamour Beauty Power List 2014 box? If so what did you think of it? I really do think it is the best I have tried 🙂

Bye for now

Nicola x