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November 2019 - Skincare Empties

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I flew through the products in November and managed to use up more products that were close to expiring. Unfortunately there were a couple of victims that had already expired and had to be de-cluttered. I just need to remain alert about using up my oldest products before eagerly reaching for the exciting and shiny new ones!

WR - Will repurchase or already have repurchased. MR - Might repurchase at a later date. WNR - Will not repurchase. Either didn't like the product/didn't work for me or didn't like it enough to repurchase again.




Skincare

* Alteya Organics - Chamomile Water (MR)

This has a very interesting scent! Described as nutty and sweet, I couldn't help thinking that it smelled of wet hay (or wet dog) - but in the end I got used to the scent. I initially used this in place of Cornflower Water on my eyes as it makes for a soothing, cooling and de-puffing compress and also helped to clear up any remnants or smudges of eye makeup after second cleansing. But then as I got…

Boho Vegan Cosmetics - Limited Edition Private Members Club Set

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Boho Vegan Cosmetics Private Members Club Limited Edition Whipped Body Wash and Whipped Body Butter Set £13.50
Just in time for Christmas and Boho Vegan Cosmetics have released their latest delectable duo - the Private Members Club whipped body butter and whipped body wash.
Scented with Tobacco Leaf, Tonka Bean and Cacao the whips are both a pale rose-chocolate swirled with a creamy latte colour with gold dust sprinkled on top.
As ever, Boho Vegan Cosmetics are spot on with the scent combination. The sweet creamy notes of Cacao and Tonka Bean match the colour and appearance of the butter and wash perfectly. They look and smell like a candy-coloured dream world! But the Tobacco Leaf gives the scent mysterious and brooding Middle Eastern Oud undertones, which for me personally, is my favourite part. This woody, slightly spicy deep scent puts the brakes on it being too sweet. Sweet 'n' sassy but with a veil of sensual spiciness - perfection!
You can order from Boho Vegan Cosmetics via…

Eden Days Body - Zero Waste Unisex Shave Set

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Eden Days* Zero Waste Unisex Shave Set £20

*PR Sample - gifted. This product was sent to me free of charge to be featured in my Christmas Gift Guide, but it's so great, it deserves an honest review of its own!

What's included

* Shave Shed Shaving Soap
* Wooden Shave Brush with synthetic bristles
* Aluminium Soap Tin
* Stainless Steel Butterfly Safety Razor
* Box of 5 replacement razor blades

Packaging
Not a single scrap of plastic to be found! Comes in a sturdy kraft card box. The Shave Shed Soap is packed in a similar smaller box and even the razor blades are in a cardboard box.

Shave Soap
Infused with organic Redbush, scented with Cedarwood, Bergamot and Sandalwood and with Bentonite Clay, the Shave Soap gives a lovely creamy lather. The essential oils chosen have astringent and antibacterial properties and also give the soap a traditionally 'masculine' scent. Bentonite clay can bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within the pores and can extract it. T…

Christmas Gift Guide

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Yay! Christmas! Exciting!
I love everything about Christmas but I think I love choosing and giving gifts the most (just slightly more than I like receiving them!).
I've picked out a few of the most desirable and best value gift sets from some of my favourite Indie Natural Beauty brands in the UK.

Shop Indie this Christmas and make both your recipient and our lovely brand owners very happy!


Meadow Skincare 
 Starter Set £35.00

Meadow Skincare were without doubt, one of my favourite brand discoveries this year. Their comprehensive starter kit featuring mini sizes of the entire capsule range would make a beautiful gift for someone just starting out on their green beauty journey or for someone who already loves skincare but would be thrilled to receive something out of the ordinary.
Meadow Skincare products are 100% natural, vegan, organic, waterless and small-batch.
The beautifully presented starter kit currently has the option of being presented in a specially decorated Christmas box (just …

Lime and Lilac - Passionflower Cleansing Oil Review

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Lime & Lilac - Passionflower Cleansing Oil*
£18.50 for 50ml
* PR Sample  - As a brand Ambassador for Lime & Lilac, I received this product for free but my opinions about this product are honest and content is non-directed. Links are not affiliated.
What is it?
A dual phase oil cleanser. Emulsifies when water is added. Suitable for use on the eyes.
Unisex and suitable for all skin types.
Passionflower Cleansing Oil is Micro batch, vegan friendly, cruelty free, no mineral oils, no synthetic fragrances.  Fully compliant with EU cosmetic regulation.
Ingredients
Passiflora edulis seed oil (Passionflower), Cucumis sativus seed oil (Cucumber), Glycerin, Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil (Sweet Almond), Opuntia ficus-indica seed oil (Prickly Pear), *Simmondsia chinensis seed oil (Jojoba), Helianthus annus seed oil (Sunflower), Sucrose laurate, *Ricinus communis seed oil (Castor), Citrus aurantium dulcis fruit water (Orange Water), Citrus aurantium flower oil (Neroli), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Citru…

Online Shopping at Adorli

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A selection of products available from Adorli*
*PR Samples  - These products were sent to me in return for an honest review. Content is not directed and links are not affiliated.
As we draw closer to Christmas and think about buying gifts for family and friends, I'm making a concerted effort to buy the majority (if not, all) of my gifts from smaller, Independent businesses rather than faceless, corporate, big companies. As a small business owner myself I know how great and fulfilling it feels to have a customer base who appreciate unique products and personal interaction with every sale. I run my business in a way that I like to be treated as a customer myself.
Not every small town is graced with a range of independent, artisanal shops so it's great that there is so much choice buying online - you can still support the Indies without stepping outside your front door!
I was delighted to be contacted by Saidat at Adorli recently as it was an online shopping site that I'd not previ…