Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
With winter fast approaching it's time to up the hydration levels for both face and body, to keep dry skin at bay. Body oils are a fantastic to way to do just that, unlike body lotions, oils contain no water which means they are extremely hydrating and soothing and if you choose the right brand they should contain nothing but gorgeous plant oils.
The lovely Cornish brand bloom remedies has come to my rescue again with it's nourishing body oil* for dry skin which has recently been renamed the Nature Nourish organic body oil. This gorgeous 99% organic oil packs a serious hydrating punch which can banish even the driest of skins. One of the many reasons I love Bloom Remedies is that they produce gorgeous authentic organic products that are incredibly well priced. If you add to that the fact they everything is hand made in the UK in small batches, you have a brand that in my eyes can really do no wrong!
This product blends some lovely nourishing oils such as Sweet almond oil, Meadow farm oil and a big favourite of mine Avocado oil. The scent is very different from the other body oils in my collection it is herbal but has a refreshing edge it thanks to the Cedarwood, Neroli and Frankincense essential oils. My favourite thing about this oil however is how incredibly hydrating this is, without being heavy on the skin, this is absolutely fantastic after showering when the skin is slightly damp. I reach for this when I know I am going to have a busy couple of days because it keeps my skin soft and hydrated for a few days after application.
If you are looking for a body oil that really does a fantastic job then you can't go far wrong with Bloom remedies, the Nature Nourish Body oil costs £7.99 for 50 mls and is very concentrated so a little goes a very long way. You can find it here. Do you love body oils in the winter?
*Indicates a sample was generously provided, all thoughts, opinions and beauty musings my own.
Friday, 20 September 2013
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Saturday, 14 September 2013
I am a big lover of home scents so candles, reed diffusers and room sprays are essentials in my house. I am incredibly fussy on the brands that I will use however and I am constantly looking for beautiful essential oil blends, I can react badly to synthetic scents so a little bit of extra care taken when selecting products really is essential.
Friday, 13 September 2013
Thursday, 12 September 2013
I first discovered Studio 78 at Whole-foods in Cheltenham when I visited a few months ago, I remember thinking at the time the range was lovely so I was thrilled to get the chance to try two products from them the liquid lipstick* and the primer*. First thing to say about the products is that they do not look like natural cosmetics they are packaged really beautifully with very simple sleek packaging.
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Today I am sharing with you the first in a series of posts about Organic Beauty, as part of Organic September which is an initiative by the Soil Association encouraging people to make small changes which can make a big difference to the environment, see more details here. I love organic skincare brands and especially those that are soil association certified, it really is skincare you can trust.
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