Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Latest in Beauty - Build your own box December

Although I like to shop in stores that make natural and organic their USP, these days you can find lot's of natural products in places that perhaps you wouldn't expect. I first discovered Latest in Beauty a few years ago and I like the concept. It's an online store that creates collections of beauty products so you can discover products from up and coming or well established brands. I don't often shop the pre-made collections as most of the time they are not exclusively "natural" or "green" but I have been a big fan of the "Build your own box" selection for some time and it has introduced me to some fabulous brands.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Green Beauty Predictions for 2017

I am stealing this idea for a post from Fiona at the Beauty Shortlist, she recently wrote her 2017 beauty predictions (you can find that post here) and I loved what she had to say. If you don't know Fiona or the Beauty Shortlist awards, either as a beauty enthusiast or as a brand, then you should. Every year the Beauty Shortlist awards introduces me to at least one new fabulous brand I didn't know before. They are a must for anyone who is looking for niche brands that are a little bit different, although not entirely green, she does champion small green brands alongside the more mainstream which is fantastic.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Party prep beauty - Skincare, body care and makeup

Party season is well underway and I wanted to show some of the star products I have been testing that are perfect for this time of year. A lot of these are new to me products, with a few old favourites thrown in. I have quite limited time to get ready this year as I have Baby Green to keep me busy so I am keeping it simple with speedy products.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

New in: Pai Skincare Head to Toe Buriti balm

This new treat from Pai Skincare launched really rather quietly, but I think it is such a versatile product and so beautifully done that I am going to shout about it. This is fast becoming a staple product.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Introducing Terreverdi skincare

I have to say 2016 saw so many new discoveries for me in terms of brands and products, more than I could really keep up with in fact. I mentioned Terreverdi back in September as part of my Organic Beauty week posts and I thought it was a brand that definitely was worth revisiting. Terreverdi was created by Alessandra de Gregorio who was inspired by her childhood in Sicily to reconnect with nature and re-evaluate many of her choices after she had her four children.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Gift Ideas with The Owl and the Apothecary

If you are looking for a gift that is both unique and special, I have the perfect solution for you. I am delighted to introduce you to the beautiful selection from The Owl and the Apothecary.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Juice Beauty Stem cellular Anti-Wrinkle booster serum

I am pretty sure Juice Beauty are contenders for one of the longest product names with this serum, although there are a few that are even longer! I do sometimes wonder if brands are having some kind of secret competition we don't know about when naming their products. But anyway back to the important stuff, the review itself!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Green Beauty Christmas gift guide: Part three

With only a few weeks left until the big day, today is the final instalment of my gift guides. There are some brilliant choices available this year for all price points which is absolutely fantastic.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Skincare tips: How to apply facial oils and serums

My love for face oils and serums runs deep, but I had never used one until I fell down the green beauty rabbit hole. I am convinced that if I had to pin point one thing that had made a big difference to my skin, adding a face oil daily would be it! Having said all that, it took me a little time to work out how to best apply face oil to ensure glowing skin without the oil slick, so in today's post I wanted to share my top tips for using a facial oil for all skin types.

Friday, 2 December 2016

*Competition* Win a Weleda Mindfulness wash gift set - Including colouring book

Christmas is coming and I have teamed up with Weleda to bring you a fabulous giveaway! One lucky winner will receive one of their new Mindfulness wash gift sets, which includes a gorgeous colouring book illustrated by artist Lizzie Hobbs and some lovely travel sizes of the Weleda Shower creams in Arnica, Rose, Citrus, Pomegranate and Sea Buckthorn.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Best natural and organic cleansers on a budget - £15 and under

Cleansing is the first and most important step of any skincare routine and one that needs to be done properly. One of the questions I get asked the most is to give options for budget friendly cleansers that are natural but that still perform well, so I thought I would round up some of my favourites!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Gift Idea: Blue Labelle Moroccan clay gift bag

Every Sunday I take the time to mix a mask and apply it to my skin. Such a simple act feels like resetting a switch and is a big part of my skincare routine.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

New in: Korean natural skincare from Whamisa

Despite the fact that Korean skincare is a huge trend and has been for some time, it is one I haven't really delved in to because I assumed that Korean inspired natural and organic products didn't really exist. That all changed when I was introduced to Whamisa, the brand is BDIH and Ecocert certified and uses a high percentage of organic ingredients in their products.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Black Friday discounts

If you are looking to get a head start on your Christmas shopping or stock up on some green goodness for yourself or for a loved one, I have compiled a massive list of offers to get you the best products at the best prices!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Organic skincare for babies with Nom Nom

When it comes to products for my babies I look for purity above all else. Babies have such delicate skin in the first few months, I keep it really simple with a select few trust worthy brands.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Green Beauty and lifestyle stocking filler ideas

If you haven't already then you can check out my other Christmas gift picks in Part one and Part two of my gift guides. Todays posts contains some ideas for small gifts and stocking fillers.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Green Beauty Christmas gift guide: Part Two

Today I am back with part two of my Christmas gift guides. There are lot's of great brands to choose from this, dare I say it the selection of greener brands for all budgets is better than ever, so let's get stuck in!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Green Beauty Christmas gift guide: Part One

It's that time of year again we start shopping for Christmas gifts and I have been rounding up a selection of my favourites. This is the first of three gift guides I have created for this year, with a selection of green beauty gifts for all budgets I have made Christmas shopping for loved ones (or yourself!) a breeze.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

New in: 3107 London My Everything Soothing Elixir

A few months ago Dija Ayodele Facialist, skincare writer and blogger launched her own cosmetics line with initially, just two beautiful products.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

The Autumn edit with Love Lula

Autumn for me comes with it's own particular skin challenges and needs. It's also a time when darker evenings means more time to indulge in a hot bath and some pampering to keep everything in check. I have been testing lot's of Autumn appropriate products, look out for a big face balm comparison coming very soon, but this little edit is some of the best Autumn products that are all available at natural and organic beauty boutique Love Lula.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The five minute make up look (Using Natural and organic products)

Having just had a baby six months ago, I will admit that until recently make up was relatively low on my list of things to do, especially as I now work from home. I will confess though, that I have really missed my make up routine and am thoroughly enjoying getting reacquainted with the contents of my make up bag. I may have added quite a few new products too, all in the name of research of course.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

October Love Lula Box

Another great selection from Love Lula this month with a few new to me products. My box arrived a little later than normal, but I think it was worth the wait considering there are three full sized products and a nice selection of samples. In every box you get a 20% discount code to use on the brands featured in the box each month, which means if you fall in love with a product or want to explore more from the brand ,if you are quick ordering you can take advantage.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

New Launch: A Beautiful Little World

One of my favourite online shopping destinations, A Beautiful World has launched a new section on it's website. Especially for the smallest  (and most special) people in your life; introducing A Beautiful Little World. After becoming a Mum herself, founder Liz McCarthy set about finding safe products for Mum and baby (and Dad's!) that would deliver great results with the luxury feel she was used to.

Monday, 31 October 2016

New in: Samaya Pitta Hydrating cleanser

Brace yourselves, I have one of the nicest products I have tried in a long time on the blog today, the bad news is, it comes with one of the heftiest price tags. Getting that out of the way, Samaya is really a rather interesting brand so let's get stuck in.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Tasty Organic baby food from Piccolo

It has been a while since any of my posts have been baby related, but I thought I would bring you one of my favourite recent discoveries today.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

New in: Bodhi and Birch Body oil collection

Cult favourite Bodhi and Birch has expanded on it's current bath and body collection with three exclusive new body oils.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Make your home a greener place - Five easy ways

Whilst there is a growing trend for environmental awareness, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to living a more eco-friendly life.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Multi-tasker: Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty balm

As far as multi-tasking beauty products go, one of the most versatile and in my opinion useful is a good quality oil based balm.

Monday, 17 October 2016

All the Roses from Melvita

There is nothing but good things coming from the Melvita labs at the moment. One of the reasons I love them so much is that they are so consistent and the new releases are fabulous for Rose lovers such as myself.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

A Journey around the World with Weleda

It's no secret that Weleda is one of my all time favourite brands, every product is certified by Natrue as 100% natural and/or organic. The products are affordable, accessible and cater for the whole family but most importantly they are effective and a pleasure to use.

Friday, 14 October 2016

New in: Kjaer Weis Lipsticks

If you are looking for a brand breaking down the myth that natural and organic beauty products are less luxurious and effective than their conventional counterparts look no further than Kjaer Weis.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Mum and Baby: Snüzpod 3 in 1 bedside crib (co-sleeper) review

When it comes to baby products there are so many pointless items sold to us, from plastic baby baths that will only be used for a few weeks to endless gadgets to make parenting life easier that end up collecting dust on a shelf.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Gentle bodycare with SoapNSkin

As winter is coming, my skin is craving gentle and soothing products and these gems from SoapNSkin tick all the right boxes.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

New in: Wellbeing mists by Tisserand

When life get's busy, hectic and stressful I nearly always turn to aromatherapy to help me focus and relax.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Naturisimo Beauty box: Science meets nature

It's been a while since I brought you one of the Naturisimo discovery boxes, but when I saw this one I knew it was going to be a popular one! These boxes curated by Naturisimo are always great value and a brilliant way to trial and discover new brands, whether you are new to natural and organic beauty or whether you are simply looking to add to products to your routine.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Organic Beauty week Pamper session

As another organic beauty week comes to an end, today's post is a bit of fun, showcasing some of my favourite organic brands in a pamper session. I love supporting organic beauty all year round, for so many reasons but if I am honest the main one being that the products are really effective and enjoyable.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Less is more with Skin and Tonic London

Skin and Tonic is one of the newer brands on the market but one I wanted to talk about this Organic Beauty week. When I first tried and wrote about Skin and Tonic (Read that post here), I loved their fresh feel and less is more ingredients policy. The more products I try from them, the more I like the brand and the products that they offer, they are for me everything a green brand should be.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Organic Beauty week: Blogger favourites

Continuing with the organic beauty week theme, I thought I would ask some other fabulous bloggers what their favourite certified organic product is. I love reading these ladies posts and I love a good nosey in people's beauty cabinets, so let's find out what organic products they rate!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Organic lipstick with Odylique by Essential care

When I was planning my organic beauty week posts this month I knew I wanted to feature some fantastic organic make up. Lip products are a perfect product to start with if you are new to organic and I have some brilliant options for you for Autumn/winter.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Five Favourites with Herbfarmacy

If you are looking for beautiful ingredients, home grown herbs and effective formulas that provide excellent value for money, one of my top recommendations this Organic Beauty week is the brand Herbfarmacy.

Limited Edition Soil association Beauty box - You Beauty

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen I shared a photo from the Soil Associations new beauty account when this beauty box collaboration was first announced.

Monday, 19 September 2016

The organic switch: Pinks Boutique Orange and Neroli body oil

It's the start of Organic Beauty week and as usual I will be highlighting some of my favourite Organic brands.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

September Love Lula box

When Septembers Love Lula box landed on my doorstep I was excited to dive in. Love Lula were the first company to deliver a natural beauty box and were a big part of my natural beauty journey, I subscribed from the very beginning and I found it a brilliant way to discover and test new products and brands.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Clean make up made easy with RMS Beauty

RMS Beauty was one of the first natural make up brands that really caught my eye and one that still continues to be included in my daily and weekly make up routines.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Family Fun: The Just So Festival 2016

When it comes to family breaks the Just So Festival should be at the top of your list, full of magic and wonder, it takes place at Rode Hall, Cheshire and caters for the whole family.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Budget Beauty: Benecos Summer collection

Something I often hear from people, is that natural make up is too expensive. Whilst it is true that a lot of products have pretty high end price tags, there are some great more affordable brands cropping up to meet the increased demand for natural make up.

Monday, 5 September 2016

AA Skincare Rose and Frankincense toner

A hydrating toner is an essential part of my skincare regime all year round, especially good for use before oils to aid absorption and perfect for spritzing at your desk if you get hot.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Chuckling Goat Calm down Kefir tool kit

If I was to put this Calm down toolkit in a category, it would be filed under products that are as soothing for the soul as they are for the face and body. These simple but effective products from the Chuckling goat are simply lovely, I have spoken before about this beautiful brand that champions goats milk and kefir as it's star ingredients.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Dr Bronner's Organic Shaving gel

Shaving gel is one of those staple products people use a lot but don't often think about. If you check the ingredients list of most conventional brands you will find plenty of foaming agents, heavy perfume and other synthetic irritants and that's before you even get started with the unrecyclable packaging and pumps.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Nathalie Bond Organics candles

In my quest to leave no natural stone (or brand) unturned, today I have another gorgeous product for you, this time courtesy of Nathalie Bond organics.
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