Sunday, 30 November 2014

For Him: Green People for men

With the expansion of the natural and organic market there is an increasing amount of companies offering unisex options or options aimed at men. During November Green People were asking for bloggers to hand over their blogs to the men in their lives and so today I bring to you a review from my other half.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Winter Warmers: Pure Light Botanics Clementine and cardamom candle

I love my candles and I adore winter scents, my latest discovery is this Limited edition Mandarin and Cardamom candle from Pure Light Botanics. Created especially for Christmas this candle has just the right amount of Citrus and Spice.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Current loves: Moon Valley organics review

Before starting this review I warn you this is a bit of a rave, I rarely feature companies that aren't stocked in the UK but after taking a closer look at Moon Valley organics the company ethics, ingredients and adorable logo had me sold.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Skincare Hero: Botanicals Face Balm with Rose and Camellia

This product from Botanicals has been a favourite of mine for a couple of winters now, I received a small sample previously and so last year I purchased the full size.

Gift Idea: Amphora Aromatics Organic originals set

For my second gift idea post I have chosen to share this super gift box from Amphora Aromatics, this is a lovely substantial gift which I really like, all too often gift boxes can be a little deflating once you realise that they are mostly packaging, but not so the case with this.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Current loves: Powder cleansers, exfoliators and masks

There is a theme with a lot of the new additions to my routine recently, I am really enjoying powder cleansers, exfoliants and masks. Just like many of my favourite products these products have no water and therefore don't require a conventional preservative and you add water only when you are going to use them meaning they keep fresher for longer.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Countdown to Christmas: Bee good gift set

 I have left the gift idea posts for as long as possible, purely because I don't like to start too early, however I am getting in to the Christmas spirit and wanted to share some great little gift ideas, starting with this gorgeous gift set from Bee Good.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Great British Beauty: Mel Millis Phytonutri Qi range

We have some great British brands that truly deserve to be celebrated and Mel Millis is one such brand that is taking the beauty world by storm.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Luxury gift idea: M&J Ethical Luxury Andulusian Romance candle

Photo credit: M&J Ethical luxury

M&J Ethical luxury is a brand I reviewed before after I fell in love with their English Summer candle, they make beautiful scented candles, founded by Jennifer McNabb the candles are inspired by travels around the world and are designed to evoke memories of wonderful places and memories shared.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Luxury beauty: Therapie Cherish body serum

I adore body oils for so many reasons, their moisturising properties, the ritual of applying them as I get out of the shower, their healing and regenerating properties and how beautiful my skin looks after I have applied them. T

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Artisan skincare with AS.AP Apothecary

  This week AS.AP which stands for Amanda Sourin Apothecary launched at Content Beauty and I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce this gorgeous line on my blog. I have featured Amanda's previous brand Wellgreen Lewes a few times before and it was a firm favourite but with AS.AP Amanda has created a line that is truly exquisite and altogether more refined compared to anything I have used before.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Human and kind All in one wash off cleanser review

I do love a creamy cleanser and today's offering is from the brightly packaged brand Human and Kind, there is no doubt in my mind that the simple formulas and fun styling of this brand will appeal to many and I myself couldn't help but be drawn in.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Blue Labelle Marula and Amaranth facial oil

I can only apologise that it has taken me this long to feature the gorgeous Blue Labelle but it is one of those brands that has been on my radar for some time.

Monday, 3 November 2014

The Green Beauty news and releases #12

    These green beauty news posts have become some of my favourites to write even if they are a little labour intensive so I hope that people are still enjoying them. There are lot's of great releases and a couple of new brands that popped up on my radar so I am going to get stuck right in!

Odylique by Essential care have a shiny new website and some shiny new products! The delicious sounding Lemon Butter hand smoothie and Tropical bliss body silk, I would definitely recommend you pair these with the gorgeous Coconut candy scrub for a blissful pamper session! Both products are packed full of great ingredients and are Soil Association certified organic, perfect additions to the Xmas wish list! 

 Green People's age defy + range goes from strength to strength and they have added the Purify and hydrate cleanser to the line up with Hibiscus and a blend of essential oils to give glow such as pomegranate which is a star skincare ingredient and cranberry to fight free radical damage. Through November orders over £20 receive a mystery free gift too!

Tata Harper has released not one but two cleansers and made their already successful beautifying face oil available in a larger 30 ml size with a dropper bottle. Anyone else lust after these green bottles.. I can't be the only one!

Another favourite here is Herbfarmacy and they have launched a new Hydration Serum which I am testing out and is providing much need moisture to my parched winter skin, the new serum retails for £24.50 and has one of the signature herbs from the range which is marshmallow. If you purchase now you get some free organic tea from herbs grown on their very own farm which is a lovely treat. 

Inner Soul organics nordic berry bliss salve launches Tuesday the 4th of November on Love Lula and retails for £25.50, I have a small sample and it is a sumptuous thick cream bordering on a balmy texture with the fantastic fresh nordic scent that is also in the rest of the range which I reviewed here, very festive and perfect for this winter season. 

British brand Lyonsleaf is a firm favourite here at Ana goes green and they have some gorgeous gift sets available as well as the new Goats milk, manuka honey and calendula soap I mentioned in my previous post. I am coveting the complete skincare gift set pictured below which is a steal at only £27.49 and until November the 21st there is a discount code which will get you 20% off any orders over £50, perfect for stocking up on early presents or simply treating yourself! Enter code: GIFT20 at checkout. 

A brand that is just two months old but has already won two awards, incredible but true SkinLix has joined the green beauty world with some lovely organic argan oil based products, I loved the Orange and Lemon body scrub and argan oil and I am looking forward to seeing how the company progresses! My readers can get 10% off purchases with the code BLOG at checkout, enjoy! 

Another new brand to pop up in October is The Naked Skincare company with a capsule collection of products with simple ingredients lists, some gorgeous sounding balms and an oil cleanser at prices that won't break the bank, one to watch I think. 

Green Beauty heavyweight Ilia have released two new face products a concealer and tinted moisturiser and two new lipsticks. I was disappointed to see the tinted moisturiser includes dimethicone but can't grumble at the rest of the formula, it didn't seem to stop the hype around these being huge either, I am reserving final judgement until I have tried a sample but good on Ilia for having shades that cater to a wider variety of skin tones than just beige for a change! I didn't think I needed the new lipstick releases and then I saw how gorgeous Strike it up is, hello party season lip! The new products are widely available from most Ilia stockists. 

I am loving the look of these Sewlomax make up bags which are hand stitched and can be personalised, they are designed by Emma Lomax in London and there are plenty of styles and sizes to choose from, perfect for make up lovers everywhere and for storing your gorgeous green make up purchases!

Combining two of my favourite things Aromatherapy and chocolate is skincare brand JustBe Botanicals, I love founder Gail's skincare and the chocolate combinations sound divine and would be a fun and different stocking filler or Christmas gift too. You can find the full range here.

Ana x 


Saturday, 1 November 2014

Skincare: The soothing and calming edit

The clocks have gone back, the evenings are much darker and there is a chill in the air, whilst there are many things I adore about autumn I can't deny it mostly just makes me want to curl up and snooze on the sofa. For the past couple of weeks I have been reaching for products that are soothing, calming and fuss free to hydrate autumn skin and keep redness at bay. 
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