November 5, 2018

I’m very happy to announce that due to a higher demand of Lime & Lilac Light face oil, I’m now able to pass any discounts I receive on bulk orders (raw materials), onto my customers.  I grant you its not a huge saving but a saving non the less, especially on the 30ml bottles.  When a business places a larger order it earns extra discounts and free P&P, this has a huge positive impact on the financial aspect of a business.

Before starting out, my husband and I unequivocally agreed that we had no desire to apply for a business loan, so consequently put money aside to help towards courses, materials, equipment and certification etc.  We’ve gradually transitioned from a business where only small quantities could ever be ordered (more costly in the end) due to not knowing what the future held…….to fortunately being able to order accordingly.   

Thankfully my hubby & partner in crime is an astute business man and number cruncher (his day job) who often reigns my impulsive w...

November 6, 2017

Apothaka Rebalancing cleansing oil - It'll probably come as no surprise that I'm loving this cleansing oil. Not only does it command attention with its plethora of intelligent balancing oils (high linoleic) but it is also beneficial for those with combination to my ears.  However, don't let this factor fool you as its very capable of quenching a thirsty skin without leaving any unwanted oily residue in its wake. 

I'm personally fascinated by all things aromatherapy/plant oils and their ability to treat different skincare needs and ailments; so as you can imagine I was over the moon when Natasha from Apothaka skin care reached out and asked if I'd like to try her new Rebalancing cleansing oil.   

The fragrance is as I'd expected- a subtle aroma of geranium with a hint of lavender; making it a truly decadent experience.  I've been enjoying taking a few uninterrupted moments to myself to truly experience this cleanser to the full.  The ingredients are just too...

November 5, 2017

The Natural Beauty box U.K. is a wonderful way to experience exciting natural, 100% cruelty free beauty; whether it be for the face or body, each of the products have been carefully curated to ensure the customer keeps coming back for more.

This is a monthly subscription beauty hamper that houses 5-6 niche British beauty brands; each with their own uniqueness.  I've currently received 2 subscription boxes and each time I'm blown away by the quality of the ingredients and the heavenly scent that I'm greeted with when unwrapping the goodies - it feels beautifully indulgent ❤️

Variety truly is the spice of life and I personally feel this is where the Natural Beauty box stands proud above each of the other subscription boxes.  These for me have never been enticing enough; if anything I feel they're repetitive and contain items that for one I'd never dream of purchasing or perhaps something I could easily pick up from the shops - where's the fun in that!  Nothing quite piques my interest as a...

September 1, 2017

All readers will receive 20% off any purchase on the Vionic website with the code LL20 - valid until midnight Thursday 7th September.

This is my second blog on Vionic footwear.  See my blog page to read all about their Rest Sahara sandals.

I received these Uber comfortable Vionic black suede trainers from Myriad PR.  To say I love trainers is quite possibly the understatement of the year!!

This classic style - Fresh Kenley allows me to wear these trainers with pretty much any outfit; either dressed up or dressed down. 

What Vionic say: Vionic is a fashionable and comfortable footwear range with Bio mechanically-designed orthotic technology, which helps restore natural foot function and promote well- being with every an active person I'm all for that :)

My obsession for Vionic shoes started April/May time this year when I first discovered their sandals.  Go check out their website and spend, spend, spend!!

July 4, 2017

New Hall LAVENDER Facial Anti-Ageing Serum has a delicate, refined and sophisticated scent; quite unlike any other lavender product I have ever previously used.  This artisan oil is made in small batches which ensures a high quality product is delivered each and every time.  The texture is seriously divine - silky and light. It absorbs into the skin beautifully and leaves my skin nourished but without any heavy residue.  I had no reluctance in applying this oil to my combination, and sometimes dehydrated skin.  Some oils fill me with sheer dread due to their heavy consistency!   This however, was a joy to use from day one.  My skins texture is refined and any dehydration lines have been quenched and plumped.  

The pure and organic lavender in this exquisite formula is grown and harvested on site at New Hall, West Sussex in England.  Each July the harvest is hand picked and placed in a copper still.  Pure, mineral rich water is then added, this is sourced from th...

June 23, 2017

Tropika Coconut cleansing oil with olive oil

Tropika is a cruelty free British skincare brand that prides itself on using sustainable premium virgin coconut oil; adding different plant based extracts to each of their products. I'd like to start this review by mentioning Lisa from Tropikauk. What an absolute pleasure to talk to and I'm very chuffed that she reached out and introduced me to the world of Tropika Skincare. Even after airing my concerns over using a cleansing oil on my combination skin, Lisa reassured me and suggested only using a small amount at the beginning; just to see how my skin responded to the oils.

A company that recognises that their products aren't always suitable for in my eyes a damn good one!! Now onto the cleanser. This silky oil has the most subtle exotic aroma and glides over the skin like a good cleanser should; melting away any makeup and daily grime from the skin within a matter of seconds. I was very excited to discover that when water i...

April 9, 2017

Plié Treatment cleanser by Jordan Samuel.  I was gifted this cleanser by a good friend in America, thank you @.......... It's something that I was desperate to get my hands on after reading such positive and raving reviews.  Now, I have to be honest, when I initially felt the texture I was a little apprehensive (actually terrified).  It's skin reacts terribly to balms!!  They either bring me out in sore spots and more often than not contribute to my contact dermatitis, especially on my eye lids.  I know I should do my ingredient homework to get to the bottom of this issue but I'm a lazy girl, so would rather avoid them instead!! 

Eventually I took the plunge and gave the cleanser ago; I was feeling particularly brave that day ;).  The texture is denser than I've ever experienced before, almost gel like and the scent is quite delicate and I must say rather lovely.  I often think that the benefits of a product should always outweigh the aroma but I love a...

April 9, 2017

BABOR SKINOVAGE Intense Balancing Cream 

The light fragrance of this intensely hydrating gel-cream transports me to the warmer climates of my Italian getaways.  To me it's summer in a jar;

it has the most unique fresh scent and a texture which is ideal for quenching a thirsty skin after a day in the sun.  I have not as yet booked a holiday but on the off chance I do, I will most certainly be taking this little gem with me to combat against any dehydration.  

As per usual I was apprehensive about trying this cream as its generally a little denser/ bouncier in consistency than I'd prefer.  I really feel I'll never escape this irrational fear of heavy creams and serums!!  I'm now wondering if there's an actual phobia 'name'  for it ;).  Oops sorry I digress; easily done as I have the concentration span of a gold fish! 

Now back to the Balancing Cream; as the name suggests it really does have intelligent balancing qualities. It super charges my dehydrated areas and reg...

April 9, 2017

Bella Aura Night Cellular Renewal. 

It's becoming an almost impossible task to favour one product in this unique range.  I've yet to personally find a skincare collection that quite compares.  Serums, oils and essences are not a necessary companion for these lightweight serum-creams.  They work efficiently on their own; offering potent, naturally sourced botanical ingredients that feed and nourish the skin. 

Yep it's official, I'm loving this range and its ability to transform my stressed and environmentally challenged skin within one application.  It's an ahhh in a bottle and what a bottle!  The Night Cellular Renewal emulsion is housed in a classic glass black bottle; so not only does it's contents perform wonders it also looks beautiful in the bedroom.

My thirsty skin absorbs the Night Cellular Renewal within seconds, leaving it intensely hydrated and without any greasy residue - resulting in a calm, even toned complexion.  It has the lightest texture of all the ran...

April 9, 2017

The Bella Aura skincare range is something that's intrigued me for quite some time; with its potent natural ingredients that promise to deliver a radiant glow.  We all want a glowing youthful complexion and personally this is my main skin goal.  I want my skin to look energised, healthy and alive. 

I received the Essential Energy Boosting Kit which consists of their 5 skincare products; quality not quantity!  I was initially concerned that the 10ml tubes wouldn't last long enough for me to do thorough and fair review; that was until I opened them.  The very smallest amount is needed.  The scent is exquisite...... Neroli; a firm favourite of mine. My most treasured product out of the collection is the Antioxidant Booster emulsion.  Emulsion being the operative word, I have never experienced such a light but powerfully hydrating formula.  My skin felt deeply nourished on the first application; I would never have expected such immediate results from a lightweight serum-in-cream c...

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Disclaimer: Any skincare that works for me may not work for you.  I always recommend a patch test before putting any product to it's full use.