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A.S Apothecary Wild Beauty Balm Concentrate #30 – Well Hello Beautiful!

Hello Beauties, 

I hope you are all making the most of this beautiful sunshine while it lasts because it never does so get your vitamin D while you can eh! 

How have I not heard of or tried this brand before? O-M-G this Wild Beauty Balm Concentrate #30 is simply divine. The fragrance is the scent of a spring meadow with a little woodiness in to ground it, the smell just delights your senses and sends you instantly into a good mood. (I seriously cannot stop smelling this). It just gets me right in the heart!

So at A.S Apothecary they grow and pick most of the plants they use in their products themselves and these come from Sussex, Scotland and Cyprus. Amanda Saurin the founder is a traditional Apothecary, not something taught in classrooms but a rare talent handed down from hand to hand over centuries. She plants, picks grows and distills all her own oils & tinctures and a whole host more. Her knowledge of herbs, plants and flowers will be second to none. 

It is rare to come across a company that does not buy all their oils and potions in. All made in house you can be sure that you are getting the best ingredients into your product and I think that is what I am picking up on so strongly in this balm. It resonates with me, I didn’t know I needed it until I found it sort of thing.

The Wild Beauty Balm is made up of a concentrate of 10 active botanical oils and 5 essential oils to nourish and promote skin health.  Great for mature skin, it can be used  on any area of the body really to heal sore skin too. A small pea size amount is enough to do your whole face & neck. On contact the balm melts beautifully onto your skin releasing that intoxicating fragrance from within, it really is stunning! (as well as being fabulous on your skin).

If you love a comforting skin nourishing balm then you gotta try this! If you love aromatherapy benefits you have to smell this, it is a pot of wildflower fields held in a beautiful golden balm!

Have you heard of  this brand or tried the Wild Beauty Balm? 
If so I would love to hear your thoughts on it ..I think this won’t be my last time trying  this brand as I am somewhat obsessed with this little post of  magic .. beautifully made it really is something else. that rare and special thing that you only stumble across every so often .. got it bad haven’t I lol?

You can find the Wild Beauty Balm Concentrate – A.S Apothecary 

Everything I have tried from this brand smells and feels amazing!

That’s it for now folks

Nicola x 

Pink & Green Organic Marzipan Body Souffle to Nourish the Driest of Skins

Hello Beauties,

Pink & Green is an organic line of products for people with the most sensitive of skins. Made by Carol Alpin a holistic therapist who knows the real importance of self care and making some time for yourself in today’s busy world and especially from the social media train has really taken over our lives. It genuinely can be very hard to switch it off.

Self care is woven into the fabric of Pink&Green – Pink to represent women and green to represent the environment and of course the green, organic products that she uses in her brand. 

So with self care in mind the Marzipan Souffle only has 2 ingredients – Beautiful Organic Shea Butter which treats so many skin issues like dry sore skin, stretch marks, Sunburn, skin cracks, eczema it will help restore elasticity to skin so great for older skins too. I do sometimes use this neat on my skin and it really is a skin wonder for me. 

The other ingredient is organic cold pressed unrefined  plum kernel oil which funnily enough was used in the master chef final too! So perhaps a now and upcoming beauty and food ingredient as that is where the light marzipan fragrance comes from in the souffle. Very clever as then there is no fragrance oil in this product to irritate anyone with sore or red skin.

Texture wise for me it is not quite as light as a souffle but to me that also doesn’t really matter because it melts so beautifully onto the skin, firstly into the lovely raw oils and then it disappears straight into the skin leaving it silky soft and nourished. No residue or heavier oils left sitting on top of the skin, no paraben, sulphates, fillers just pure silky skin heaven! 

This is an eco friendly and Carol encourages you to reuse up your containers which I love as seeing our oceans struggle and the wildlife that live there on such a huge scale right now is just heartbreaking, the time for change is right now ..

That is it for now everyone, 

Nicola x 

Bodhi & Birch Have A Fabulous New Website & New Product Launches Coming Soon!

Hello fellow beauty lovers, 

Bodhi & Birch have just launched  their new website, not only that they have an Organic Super-food range launching soon (oh yes) I can’t wait! Not only that but Elijah has been working on reformulating on that which was already a stunning product – The Beautiful Organic Desert Rose Face Oil. I didn’t think he could make it much better but some how he has tweaked it and it is stunning!

One of the oils he took out of this oil was wheatgerm oil which can cause people with wheat allergies some problems. So this has made the oil more open to people who could not use it before. 

One of the oils he added was an organic prickly pear oil which was a new one on me , looking at the ingredient list it is very high up on the list and I know Elijah the founder really has not scrimped in any way in the making of this oil. He only put the finest ingredients together and put in what really does need to be there. I always pick up a beautiful balance from Elijah, someone who has life in balance, he gives off that lovely nurturing feeling and he has certainly nurtured this oil and brought it to life beautifully.

I did a little read up on the prickly pear oil. It is fantastic on older skins, it plumps, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and it is packed full of essential fatty acids, Vitamin E & Vitamin K a big buzzword in the beauty industry right now. It smells soothing and wonderfully fragrant with Damask Rose and just a hint of the sharp pear coming in underneath. 

It is packed full of antioxidants so a great addition to the Desert Rose Oil which is already full of beautiful organic oils like Rosehip, Argan, Star Flower & Evening Primrose this oil is incredibly lightweight. It sinks beautifully right into your skin as the oils are so pure, the fragrance of the Damask Rose coming through and a hint of pear, not sweet pear but a hint of wonderful crisp pear.

Everything in this bottle is designed to soothe the mind and spoil your skin, give it a beautiful nourishing treat full of beautiful ingredients it is so balanced and a little bottle of joy that you really treasure. It is silken, super lightweight and it sinks completely into the skin as it is very pure and there is no residue on your face just velvety soft nourished skin. 

Bodhi & Birch have just launched their new website this weekend and with every purchase you can get a free luxe sample of the Desert Rose Oil. So go take a look here, I can recommend so many things that I love like the Pep Noir, Siam Ginger, Mint The, Rosemary Chi shower gels (yes I am a shower gel lover and hoarder!) Not forgetting the unforgettable Mint The Temple Balm guaranteed to kill all lurgy from 10ft! Great for stress, colds, flu you name it this balm helps lots!
I keep it beside my bed, it seems to kill off colds for me so when anyone is near me with the cold out comes the balm like holy water lol (works for me). 

Anyway you can check out the website for yourself and perhaps bag yourself something nice and a free sample of the Desert Rose Oil!

New website is here –   Bodhi & Birch

Bye for now 

Nicola x 

Kiss the Moon Luxury Rose & Frankincense Soya Wax Candle.

Hello Beauties & fellow candle lovers!

In the crazy days of the social media circus so many of us find it almost impossible to stop out minds from racing and being able to switch off so we can sleep, it is hard because when you turn your computer off and reach for the tv controls and the blue light from tv’s, computers, phones, this blue led light is a huge part of keeping us awake on top of the stresses of modern day life.

This is my second Kiss The Moon candle now and they are just fantastic for scenting my bedroom beautifully at bedtime and helping me to switch off. Made with 2 fragrances I absolutely love … Rose which is so soothing, it benefits the mind and the soul. It is mellowing on your mind cutting down stress and it is soothing too, a cup of rosey lee made with rose petals can help with stress, we use it in face oils, face mists and all aspects of Soothing our body and skin, it is also extremely beneficial on the mind too.

“Rose is sent to earth by the gardeners of paradise for empowering the mind, the eye and the spirit.”

Plus a real favourite of mine Frankincense which is renowned for helping to banish negative thoughts, helps balance out the mind clearing space to allow you to get a better nights sleep. It is also a superb healing oil on skin too and has been used for centuries to heal wounds it is very medicinal.

The combination of these 2 powerful natural essential oils in this candle are a real winning combination, the fragrance is addictive, so rich and enticing and truly is good for the soul in so many ways. I also have it in a room mist too haha! Oh and a bedtime hand cream so nourishing at bedtime and as we sleep with out hands close to our faces so as the cream warms the beautiful oils we inhale the wonderful scent again. It is enticingly romantic and beautiful!

So now I get to talk about the glass!! The glass is a stroke of real genius in my opinion because it looks like a very dark navy/black but when your candle is lit you can see the lovely warming, clean, healing yellow flame through the glass, it flickers and dances around the glass and the logo like a big old moon moon dancing in and out of the clouds in the night sky. It is mesmerizing and in my opinion this is what takes this candle to another level.

I find some bedtime candles too bright, I don’t know why, but they can hurt my eyes when I am tired. With this glass I get beautiful blues and purples and some pinks coming from this glass when I am watching it in bed from different angles.
It really is stunning and for that reason along with the heavenly fragrance makes this a real winning candle for me and a scent I will keep going back to because my body and mind love the fragrance too.

Kiss the Moon are an Eco Luxe brand that specialise in sleep products, they have used the best soya wax in this candle and high grade essential oils and it shows. The wax is beautifully creamy and you can see the quality of the oils within the wax.

I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this candle, the packaging is also exquisite, you just know by look and feel that this is a very special candle!

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So there is is .. my first ever candle review! I hope you like it as this candle is an absolute pleasure to use. Everything about it feels luxurious and what a beautiful gift it would be for mothers day with the hand cream .. the gift of luxury and great sleep!

You can find out more about this award winning brand here – Kiss The Moon

Bye for now folks, keep warm (still)

Nicola x

THE HERO PROJECT UNDO Bi-phase Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

 

 

Hey everyone,

The Hero Project is a company intent on finding gaps in the beauty market, where they feel they can improve on the products that are out there. They launched their first products here with The Libbie Club last year and since then the brand has gone from strength to strength.

I have really loved the Hyasoft Gel and The Glow Drops a lot. Now they bring us a bi-phase micellar cleansing product for the eyes and lashes. You shake the bottle to activate it and the active formula goes in and breaks up your eye makeup like a dream!

Mascaras and last all day eye products are getting harder and harder to remove in the evening, so this eye makeup remover is designed to stop us rubbing our eyes. It is gentle, so no stinging, but it takes off every drop of mascara and liner.

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It has softening chamomile & cornflower to soothe the whole eye area and to nourish the eyelashes. Hyaluronic Acid adds hydration without being oily or greasy on the eyes afterwards.

All you do is shake the bottle to mix the formula together and express the product onto some clean cotton wool. I like to hold this over my eye to let it really soak in and break down my powerful long lasting mascara and eyeliner. Everything just sweeps away, leaving my lashes and eyes clean, calm with no redness or skin upset.

I have used many eye products where I am trying to massage the product into the lashes and eye area and I can feel it is not going to budge it an inch, it is frustrating and always leaves me with red sore sensitised eyes.

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.With the UNDO, I can feel it going in and breaking down that waterproof long lasting mascara and eyeliner and taking it clean away off my lashes. It takes minimal effort and no rubbing or scrubbing and no panda eyes in the morning as lashes are completely clean!

I think every woman needs an eye makeup remover like this now that we use hard working bulletproof eye makeup. We need something hardworking but very gentle on our delicate eye area and this Bi-Phase eye makeup remover does it very well for me indeed.

You can find it here at the Libbie Club with 10% off:- Libbie Club Offers

Bye for now ladies

Nicola xx

Isla Apothecary Lemongrass and Rosemary Foot Scrub.

Hey Beauties,

Isla Apothecary Lemongrass and Rosemary Foot Scrub is an absolute treat not only for the feet but for the senses too. They are a clean brand that marries all natural ingredients with the sensory power of essential oils.

The soles of our feet are one of the best places for us to receive essential oils, so make sure you massage this scrub well over the soles of your feet. It does smell amazing and totally revitalizing!

While the pumice exfoliates your feet, the aromatic rosemary and lemongrass go to work, uplifting your mind and taking any pain and swelling out of tired and sore feet. This scrub is particulary good for people who get very dry cracked feet as it will really tackle very dry sore skin.

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Rosemary is an oil I use a lot, as it has so many anti-inflammatory qualities and it is fantastic for mental fatigue, which I suffer from a lot, so I bathe in it as well and make sure I inhale lots of this lovely oil.

Lemongrass is wonderfully sharp and citrussy and good for killing off anything fungal on your feet. It is really deodorizing too so your tootsies smell lovely and fresh.

I soak my feet in a little of the product first or use after a bath to take off any softened old skin and then the new skin underneath is left silky soft and feels totally revived.

For an added boost, to give you lovely soft feet, they have added Almond and Baobab oils, full of essential fatty acids to nourish the skin on our feet and leave then feeling lovely and soft

All in all, I found this incredibly refreshing and uplifting, both for my feet and mentally too. If I have been too tired to scrub, I just put a spoonful into a footbath and let those oils go to work on soothing and pampering my feet.

There is nothing like having soothed comforted feet and a nice boost of essential oils to refresh the mind too, so this fragrant pot of loveliness is a double whammy of goodness for the body.

This is a real treat for my feet as they do get very inflamed and sore around the bones. It is heaven scented and a hardworking product that gives great results. My feet feel soothed, fresh and totally pampered.

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Isla Apothecary make all their products by hand and in small batches, to you get a high quality fresh product and you can find 20% off this scrub this month on the Libbie Club here:

It would make a lovely stocking filler for someone for sure ..

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

Mizon K- Beauty Placenta Ampoule Cream

 

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

I am a bit late to the Korean skincare party though I know so many UK women are truly loving it. What really interests me from what I have read is that a lot of it is cruelty free and vegetarian.

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Mizon was founded in 2000 by a team of cosmetic beauty specialists and let’s be hones, for it to still be going and have reached the UK shores it has to be of the best quality and a a really good face cream.

So what have I learned and noticed about this cream … well … it has a lovely thick consistency that really smoothes out onto the skin and is readily and quickly absorbed and I have noticed it gives a lovely matte finish, most important if you are wanting to put your make up on quickly in the morning.

The ‘placenta’ mentioned in the name comes from the part of the plant that feeds the seeds of the plant and the flower. It is rich in amino acids, peptides, trace elements and minerals. For this reason it is known to be highly nutritious for your skin.

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So what will this do for your skin then? It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Trehalose which helps hold moisture in your skin. Also sagebrush, yarrow and rose extracts which all soothe, plump and nourish skin.

If your skin is feeling a bit grey and flat this will really nourish, hydrate & brighten the complexion for you and really give skin a lift and boost.

This cream is perfect for all skin types including sensitive, it is soothing on my skin as well as nourishing and it feels like it really smooths my skin out texture wise too.

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Have you taken the jump into Korean skincare yet?

Perhaps this is a good time for you to try with 20% off here at The Libbie Club

That is it for today folks

Nicola x