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MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual with Bamboo Cloth.

Hey there Beauties,

I hope you are all well?

I usually do a spending ban in January, but I haven’t this year and have picked up a few nice bits, not necessarily in the sales. I got 20% off the Guerlain Meteorites Spring Glow Blush and a Mac Amber Eye Palette and I am impatiently awaiting my Postie this morning ..

Meantime, you gotta have something equally good to take all this beautiful make up off with and the MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual is beautiful and just the ticket!

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You warm a pea sized amount of the balm in your fingertips, then massage it onto your skin and watch it slowly dissolve your make up. You can take it up over your eyes and lashes too and it is great for getting every last bit of mascara off.

At this point I get an old cloth and take the worst of the make up off my face and then go in with a little more balm to make sure it is getting into the pores and getting all my make up off completely.

Not let’s talk about the cloth. I love bamboo cloths, they are antibacterial, sustainable, eco friendly and super soft and I just love them. This is my cleansing cloth of choice; I have about 20.

This cloth gives a bit of gentle exfoliation on one side and the other side is as soft and light as a cloud .. it is that ahhhhhh moment, when you press a hot cloth onto your skin and the balm starts to melt and you inhale the lovely gentle oils in this balm. Press the cloth on for a few moments if you can and then slowly work to take any make up residue left on your face.

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Skin feels super clean after this and velvety soft, all the old oils and grime from the day are gone and you feel totally refreshed and relaxed .. it is a wonderful way to end a stressful day, as a balm like this not only cleans the skin, but it helps your whole being to relax.

Suitable for all skin types & free from any nasties, this balm will not irritate your face. It is as good for oily skin as it is for dry or problematic skin, it cleans, purifies the skin and soothes it at the same time.

There is 10% off The MOA Daily Cleansing Balm this month and you can check it out here January’s Libbie Offers .. it comes with the fantastic white cloth too which is a good substantial size to work with.

That’s it for now folks

Nicola x

Cleansing Cloths …and a bargain!!

Hello everyone,

The price point for what it actually is (a nice white cotton cloth sometimes with muslin on the other side) seems excessive to me.

The ones I tend to go for are £15 for 3 and begrudgingly I pay this or I used to.

Wash cloths can really tend to harbour a lot of bacteria, particularly if you are not changing them every day and really we should be using a clean cloth every day of the week.

Recently I have turned to bamboo cloths, they are softer and more gentle than microfiber or particularly muslin. They are antibacterial and antimicrobial which means if you have acne or sensitive skin they are also going to help you keep your skin clean and are not just spreading the same bacteria around your face.

Bamboo is also a sustainable plant so it is eco friendly, requires no chemicals or pesticides and it can replenish itself within a year.

My first bamboo cloth is a body wash cloth from Bodhi & Birch and it is a Cotton Bamboo flannel which for the body is a bit coarser but it has a smoother side for more sensitive areas and as I cleanse with this I can feel it grip the skin as it goes really taking off any old skin and grime.

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It helps invigorate the skin and really getting the circulation going and improve the oxygen levels in the skin and therefore giving skin that healthy glow.

Last week I was looking on a website where I had won a competition called facetheory where I discovered the best priced organic bamboo cloths pack of 3 for £5.99 you can even select for your skintype!

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There are also large organic muslin cloths for sale on there which they have reduced right down to £2.99!! ..Well colour me happy I am in cleansing cloth heaven lol … (but the heart lies with the bamboo)

Oh and FREE POSTAGE .. always a game changer haha!

The bamboo cloths arrived today and I have to say I am delighted .. so much so I am going to order some more and have a good clear out of my old ones.

For me good skincare starts with the very first steps and that is getting your cleansing right including the right cloths too and I love my new cloth so much ..

Well that is it for now folks ..my work here is done

Nicola x

Well that is it for now folks ..my work here is done 🙂

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

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

 

Little Ondine Nail polish in Red Red Wine

Hey everyone,

I have to confess I am not the best at nail art or having perfectly manicured nails all the time. Having been a chef for over 20 years I was just never one who got round to sitting working with them because as soon as I had the polish on and nailed .. it was time to get it off in a hurry and back to work .. add in they are thin and bendy.. it is just not my strong point at all!

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Now in saying that, I do like nail polish and now have quite a stash of polish! I am a magpie for some glittery nails .. I can’t mess up a sheer nude glittery nail lol! Somehow Little Ondine have managed to suspend pure organic colour pigments in a resin and water base to bring incredible polishes with amazing depths of colour and gloss.

So when I got sent Little Ondine nail polishes to try I have been kinda obsessed since for many reasons ( I have a few of these now). If I make a mess I can quickly peel it off (often) If I change my mind on colour (often) I can just peel it off and start again!

Add to this there is no odour so you can do your nails anywhere now there is also no need for smelly old nail polish remover either!

If you are a hardcore Shellac polish sort of a girl who gets 3 weeks out of a manicure, then this won’t be for you!

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If you are a woman who likes a weekend manicure and needs to take it off Sunday night in a panic then this is your sort of fuss free and care free nail polish that gives you a superb high gloss finish and colour and does its job incredibly well.

I got this polish in Red Red Wine a beautiful deep Burgundy shade that is rich, luxurious, glossy and expensive looking. The depth of colour just mesmerises me .. it really does and it is an all year round shade.

I get about 3 days out of one of these Little Ondine manicures and that suits me fine as by that time I want a different colour on. You could of course extend the life of these polishes by sealing them in with a top coat & base coat plus the glitters will always be more hard wearing.

But for me this is what nail polish should be .. fun frivolous and never tied down to any shade for too long, that suits me and I am sure a lot of other people perfectly ..

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There is 10% off some of these Little Ondine Nail Polishes and base coat duos with this month’s Libbie Club and I highly recommend you check them out . the organic pigments in the shades are so different and mesmerising .. I love them..

You can check them out here please My Libbie Club Offers Have you tried the Little Ondine yet?

Take care

You can check them out here please  My Libbie Club Offers

Have you tried the Little Ondine yet?

Take care for now and much love

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

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