Skincare Empties - June 2020

Key WR- Will repurchase or have already repurchased MR - Might repurchase at a later date. WNR - Will not repurchase. Either it didn't work for me, I didn't like it, it's too expensive or it had ingredients that didn't suit my skin.


* Calm Skin - Refreshing Facial Spritz (WR)
This is one of those surprisingly good Superdrug own-brand products which is great value for money and is also often on sale.
Containing Chamomile,Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, this refreshing mist is ultra hydrating and is ideal as a spritz between skincare layers. My only gripe is that the spray on the bottle is quite aggressive so I always decant into a bottle with a finer mist. A definite repurchase though.

* The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% and Zinc (WR)
This used to be my absolute favourite item of skincare. It showed great results - clear and bright, healthy-looking skin. But I found it difficult to fit into my skincare routines so I stopped using it daily. I'd buy it again, and try an…

Terre Verdi - Acqua Di Rosa Balancing Mist

Terre Verdi - Acqua Di Rosa Balancing Mist*
£17.00 for 100ml

* Disclaimer: This product was gifted in exchange for an honest review.

Terre Verdi, founded by Sicilian-born Alessandra de Gregorio, make the most beautiful ethically-made products using the finest organic ingredients.  Terre Verdi were one of the earliest UK companies to manufacture COSMOS Organic products, certified by The Soil Association. Products range from 84 - 100% organic and all products are 100% natural. All products are vegan and contain no synthetic ingredients.

What is it?
Acqua Di Rosa is a pure rose floral water - 100% organic and 100% natural.
It comes packaged with the usual Terre Verdi care and beauty. Housed in striking black miron glass, which not only looks stunning on the shelf but also helps to keep the product fresher by protecting the contents from sun damage. I only recently learned that the gold crest on the label is actually the de Gregorio family crest, which is a lovely touch.

How to use
Can either…

NorthburN - June Gift of the Month

NorthburN Gift of the Month (June) £12 + P+P
50ml Mandarin and Bergamot Reed Diffuser 30ml Room Mist 10 Pack of Wax Melts
How on earth has it taken me so long to get around to buying NorthburN's fabulous monthly deal?! It's fantastic value at just £12 (plus postage) offering 40% savings on the regular price.
I previously tried a NorthburN candle from a Skin Organics Clean Beauty box and found it to have a beautiful long-lasting scent, which burned evenly and lasted for ages. I had always meant to go back and try more.

The Mandarin & Bergamot scent is just my cup of tea. And it's the perfect summer scent with its citrus notes.

I'm so impressed with each of the products in the box and they all ensure that my house is kept smelling sweet and fresh.
I don't often buy wax melts, but these have definitely re-ignited my interest in them. 
I've been using one of the heart-shaped wax melts at a time in the evening and they last for absolutely ages. The scent level is ideal, s…

Book Review: Keep Her Quiet by Emma Curtis

Keep Her Quiet by Emma Curtis Published by Black Swan Release date: 17th September 2020 ISBN: 978-1784165253
* Thanks to Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and Netgalley for an ARC in return for an honest review.

Jenny has just given birth to the baby she's always wanted. She's never been this happy.
Her husband Leo, knows the baby can't be his. He's never felt so betrayed.
The same night, a vulnerable young woman, Hannah, wakes to find her newborn lifeless beside her. She's crazed with guilt.

When chance throws Hannah into Leo's path, they make a plan that will have shattering consequences for all of them.

Years later, a sixteen year old girl reads an article in a newspaper, and embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about herself. But what she learns will put everything she has ever known - and her own life - in grave danger. Because some people will go to desperate lengths to protect the secret their lives are built on...

Reading is such a solitary thing and th…

Live in the Light - Natural Soap Sampler

Live in the Light - Soap Sampler Kit £7.50
Contains: Marley's Monsters - Soap Saver Bag Vermont Soap - Wooden Soap Dish Twenty Three Living - The Eastern One Twenty Three Living - The Lavender One Twenty Three Living - The Herbaceous One Twenty Three Living - The Orange One
I've recently gone a bit doolally buying sample soaps, so when I saw that Live in the Light were offering this brilliantly-priced and generous soap sampler kit, I didn't see the harm in adding just a few more to my growing stash!
As well as the four generously sized sample bars of soaps from Twenty Three Living, there is a soap saver bag from Marley's Monsters . Made from organic cotton mesh with a cotton drawstring cord, the soap saver bag is the ideal way to safely store soap to keep it lasting for longer. Slip your soap into the bag and rub to make it all lather up. The bag is lightly exfoliating and helps to maximise the lather and scent of your soap. Hang it up to dry between uses, to prolong the life spa…

A Tiny Haul from Earth Basics

After only recently coming across Earth Basics on Social Media I decided to go and have a little browse at their online store to see what they have to offer.
See, here's the thing - I don't actually need anything at the moment, but when has that ever been a reason not to buy?!

Earth Basics offer a lovely range of eco-friendly, recyclable,sustainably sourced, biodegradable and zero-plastic products from brands such as Ku.tis, Beauty Kubes, and Heavenly Organics as well as eco toothbrushes, plasters, cotton buds and cleansing cloths.

Heavenly Organics - Organic Orange, Rose Geranium & Patchouli Body Butter £4.99 for 100g
I wanted to try something from Heavenly Organics and this body butter caught my eye. It's seriously good value for money and you get a generous 100g glass pot with aluminium lid, so completely recyclable (or reusable). I thought the scent combination sounded delicious, and I wasn't wrong! What a stunning scent blend.

It has a creamy balm texture and a little…

Akamuti - First Impessions

I recently discovered this brand through Skin Organics Beauty Box and loved the product I tried so much that I had to go back and pick up a couple more items.
Akamuti, a Welsh brand headed by Lindsey, hand craft natural skin, body and hair care products using only the best natural butters, oils, herbs, aromatic distillates, barks, resins and flowers. They have a strong environmental policy and ethical policies regarding animals and people.
The name Akamuti comes from the Bemba language of Zambia and has two meanings - 'Little Tree' and 'Little bit of medicine' and shows the important connection meaning trees and medicines. Akamuti stress that tree ingredients are vital in their products - essential for our health and also for the health of the planet.

Amazonian Murmuru Butter
£5.00 for 50g
This is the product that I received in the most recent Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box. Murmuru Butter is a creamy yellow Brazilian tree butter and is full of Vitamin A. Akamuti prese…