OohArr Face Masks // Review!

Hey guys

I hope you’re all well?  I don’t talk much about face masks on this blog, which is strange really as I actually use one about once a week!  If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me post mask-Monday pictures with various different ones I’ve tried.  And if you don’t… pop along and follow me! 🙂

Face masks are something I’m not at all brand loyal with.  Although I have certain skincare brands I love and certain ones I know don’t work for me, when it comes to face masks I will try them all.  I like trying different brands, different types (such as sheet masks etc) and ones which claim to have different benefits – from smoothing to brightening or firming.

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OohArr kindly sent me three face masks to try (and I then got another two in my March You Beauty Box) – although I was given these products for free, as always all opinions are honest and my own.  I will never tell you I like a product, or that it works well, if it doesn’t!

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Insta Natural Skincare // Retinol Moisturizer and Serum // Review!

Hi guys

I was very kindly sent the following products free of charge, to review on Amazon.  As I really enjoyed them, I thought I’d give them a quick review on here too.  This is not a sponsored post and all views/opinions are my own.

Both products are cruelty-free – they are not tested on animals and hold the leaping bunny badge.  They are made in Florida, USA.

Insta Natural Retinol Moisturizer and Insta Natural 2.5% Retinol Serum

Insta Natural Retinol Moisturizer & 2.5% Retinol Serum

The moisturiser contains 2.5% retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, shea butter and green tea – all together a pretty good collection of things that are beneficial in skincare.  I don’t know a whole lot about retinol, but the basics are that it is a powerful anti-oxidant, derived from vitamin A.  Once absorbed, retinol is converted into retinoic acid, which helps restore skin and diminish the signs of ageing, sun damage, wrinkles, age spots etc.

Vitamin C is another anti-oxidant which helps battle the early signs of ageing.  The rest of the ingredients are good for nourishing and hydrating the skin, to actually keep it moisturised.

The main thing I like about this moisturiser is that it is fairly light and doesn’t leave my skin oily at all.  I can be quite fussy about day creams, as if they leave any detectable layer on my skin, my makeup tends to go oily which I really don’t like!  I have oily/combination skin and like a matte makeup finish.  The lotion is actually pretty thick and white, but a little goes a long way (really, you can use such a small amount!) and it absorbs really quickly.  It has a very light, almost indetectable scent.  You get 100ml, which is a very generous about for a face cream.

One thing to bear in mind is that using retinol products can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so you should use a sunscreen or SPF if you will be using this during the day.  As I spend most of my time bed or housebound, this isn’t too much of an issue for me, although if I have an appointment or anything, I will tend to use foundation and powder with SPF.  If I was taking this on holiday somewhere sunny (chance would be a fine thing!!) I would make sure to actually use a proper face SPF… or maybe just use a retinol-free moisturiser during that period.

I can’t really tell whether it has had any lasting effects on my skin but it’s something I’ve really enjoyed and would continue using.  I personally wouldn’t buy it at full price (£39.95) but it is very frequently on sale at £17.95 which I would happily pay as it’s huge and will last months with the small amount you use!

You can find it on sale at the time of posting here.

Insta Natural Retinol Moisturizer and Insta Natural 2.5% Retinol Serum

Insta Natural 2.5% Retinol Moisturizer and Retinol Serum

I believe the two retinol products are safe to use together, but I chose to try them separately so that I could see how my skin responded to each product.  This serum also contains 2.5% retinol, together with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and CoQ10. The blend of ingredients aim to nourish your skin, whilst helping it look younger and healthier.  As you can see, it contains a lot of the same active ingredients as the moisturiser.  CoQ10 helps to protect against free-radical damage.

The serum is orange, and also smells like oranges (the vitamin C theme I guess?)  It’s actually a really nice, refreshing smell so it makes it pleasant to use, especially in the mornings.  The glass bottle has a screw top with a built in pipette, so you ‘suck up’ some of the product, and then dropper however much you want onto your hands (around 6 – 8 drops seems to do fine for me).  It has a light, non-oily texture and absorbs really nicely, leaving your skin feeling quite matte and velvety.  Again this is a massive plus for me, as I will happily use it before makeup, with it being so non-greasy.

The same applies with sun protection as I mentioned above with the moisturiser – please make sure you use SPF if using it during the daytime, out of the house!

This is another product I really enjoy, and actually prefer it to my Superdrug Vitamin E serum (which I really liked before, but now seems a bit oily in comparison to this).  As with the moisturiser, I wouldn’t purchase this at full price (£49.95) but it’s very frequently on offer at £17.95, which I would buy it for.  The bottle is 30ml, which goes a fairly long way as you don’t need much.

You can find it on sale at the time of posting, here.


Once again, this post is not sponsored and all views/opinions are my own.

Have you ever tried any retinol skincare?  How did you find it?  Let me know in the comments!

 

AA Skincare // Lavender & Tea Tree Moisturising Face Lotion // Review

Hey guys – did you have a nice Christmas break?  I hope so!

Have all the festivities taken their toll on your skin?  If so, this one may be for you!  I was kindly sent this Lavender & Tea Tree Moisturising Face Lotion to try, by AA Skincare.  I have tried a few of their products in the past (find my reviews here), which I enjoyed, so I was happy to give something else a go!  I was given this product free of charge, but all opinions are my own and this post is not sponsored.

AA Skincare Lavender Moisturiser

AA Skincare is a fairly new natural skincare range from Amphora Aromatics.  They are a UK-based company (Bristol) and it’s always nice to support UK businesses where possible.  Their mission statement is to “supply their customers with wonderfully natural, effective products at affordable prices” – and from what I’ve seen on their website, the prices really are affordable, with most products at well under a tenner!  The skincare range combines essential oils with natural ingredients, avoiding chemicals and artificial ingredients.

According to the company, “this light and readily absorbed lotion not only moisturises but helps to tone and restore your skin. Naturally antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal, making it perfect for acne prone skin, spots, blemishes and other abrasions and can help skin heal”.  That all sounds good to me, as my skin is usually not too bad but I’ve had quite a few breakouts recently.

The lotion contains lavender and tea tree (obviously!) but also rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, panthenol, sunflower oil and glycerin – all active ingredients that each have their own uses.

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I really like that even though it’s really affordable, the packaging comes with both a pump and a secondary lid.  There are a lot of cheaper products out there that I really wish had pumps, as it makes dispensing the right amount of product so much easier, and is generally more hygeinic than scooping into a tub with your fingers!

The light, creamy lotion is white and has a strong lavender scent… now I personally hate the smell of lavender as it gives me headaches for some reason, but I know it’s generally a popular scent so I can’t see it being a problem for most people.  I can’t really smell the tea tree.  Once the lotion is rubbed in, you don’t get much residual scent so it’s not a problem anyway.

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When using this lotion, I was tending to use it in the morning and then alternate for my usual (richer) night cream in the evening.  There is no reason you can’t use this twice a day if you like, I just usually use a richer cream overnight to plump up my skin and rehydrate.  The best thing about using this in the morning is that it’s pretty non-greasy and soaks into the skin well, making it perfect to use before applying makeup.  I find some moisturisers way too oily to use in the mornings, as they disrupt foundation and leave the skin looking way too oily… but not this one!

Overall I really like this product, and would definitely re-purchase it, but I would opt for one of the other scents in the range, probably the Bergamot and Chamomile one.  As always, communication from the brand is really friendly and down to earth.  I think they’re a great example of a natural, cruelty-free, British skincare company!


Have you tried any AA Skincare products?  What do you think of them?  Let me know in the comments!

The Vegan Kind // November 2015 // Review and Unboxing!

Hi guys

I’m back with another The Vegan Kind box review… but sadly it will be my last for now.  I am having to be more careful with money as I’m still on long-term sick leave so sadly most of my beauty boxes will have to go for now.  It is definitely no reflection on the company as they are great and I’ve really enjoyed the boxes!

Rather than being monthly, like most beauty box subscriptions, this box is quarterly.  You receive a box every 3 months, in February, May, August and November.  The box £15 plus P&P every 3 months (ie you only pay on the months you will be receiving a box).  You can find out more details on this post.

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This is actually November’s box but I haven’t got round to reviewing and blogging it until now… sorry!


 

Emani Vegan Cosmetics – Soulmate Lipshine (£11)

This is a new brand to me but their cosmetics are vegan and cruelty free, which is always good!  This is a lipgloss which contains Vitamin E, seed oil and jojoba, making it conditioning and hydrating.  I have not tested it out as I don’t really wear gloss at the moment, so I will probably gift it to a friend.  However it does look like a lovely product, it’s just my personal preference for matte liquid lipsticks at the moment!

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Spectrum Collections Concealer & Eyeshadow Brush (£4.99)

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I was so pleased when I saw this!  Not just because it’s pink and pretty but because I have a bit of a makeup brush obsession.  I didn’t realise until this year how much good brushes can improve the finish of your makeup.  You don’t receive them in beauty boxes often, so it’s always a treat when you do.  I haven’t heard of this brand before but it feels lovely – soft, but stiff enough to be effective.  Of course, it is made from synthetic fibres not animal hairs (you’d be surprised how many brushes are still made of animal hair).

Discount code: use VEGANKIND10 when purchasing online, for 10% off.


 

Green People – Intensive Repair Shampoo (30ml trial size)

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Another thing I was really pleased to receive!  I mostly stopped using hair products that contain SLS this year.  Not because I particularly had an issue with SLS, but I used shampoo and conditioner that didn’t contain it for a good few months (as it was a gift) and then realised how much healthier my hair looked and felt.  I am not saying everyone should avoid it, but my hair does seem happier!  This Green People shampoo is SLS free, and contains nutrients and proteins which strenghten and repair damaged hair.

This shampoo would also be good for you if you colour your hair, as it has an active ‘Colour Lock’ system.  It smells quite botanical and herbal but not unpleasant.

Discount code: VEGAN20 for 20% off online.


 

Cocoyou – Coconut Oil (£5.99)

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Unless you’ve been hiding on Mars, I’m sure you’ll have heard people raving about using coconut oil for beauty purposes – on the hair, as a cleanser, as a moisturiser…the list goes on!  I have used it before, but only to make a homemade body scrub and lip scrub.

This Cocoyou product is 100% virgin coconut oil which can be used however you choose.  They suggest using it as a face mask, cuticle softener, on the lips or through the ends of your hair to tame flyaways.  You can even use it to clean your teeth, although I think I might dodge that one personally!  Apparently it also has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties!  Is there nothing it can’t do?  I’m personally hoping it’s good at cleaning laptop keyboards, as I’ve just spilt it all over mine…. One thing to note is that if it’s warm in your house, it will go VERY runny!


 

Human + Kind – Hand, Elbow and Foot Cream (£6)

Isn’t this packaging gorgeous?  It will look so pretty on my bedside table.  The leaflet tells me that Human + Kind have “created a pared down approach to skincare, developing products capable of multi-functioning and benefiting all skin types and ages”.  This moisturising cream can be used on the hands, feet and elbows (if you hadn’t already guessed by the name..!)

It contains shea butter, seed butter and avocado oil, making it super nourishing.  It has a gentle, slightly menthol scent.  It genuinely does leave dry skin super soft – I’ve used it on my extremely dry elbows and even one use has left them feeling nicer!

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Vegan Compact Mirror

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The final item in November’s box is this cute, fuchsia pink Vegan bunny mirror.  As you can see, it has a design on one side – when you turn it over, it’s a handy compact mirror.  I love the colour, very me, but I’m not totally sure if I’ll keep it or give it away as a gift yet.  Although I like it, I’m personally not a vegan.  I’m a vegetarian (and prefer cruelty free products wherever possible), so it feels a bit wrong to use it!  I’ll have a think about it.


So what did you think of my last Vegan Kind review?  Have I tempted you to give them a go?  Let me know in the comments!

You Beauty Subscription Box – September 2015: Review and Unboxing!

Hi guys

I’m back with my fifth You Beauty subscription box.  Like my previous reviews, I won’t go into too much detail about the subscription and how it all works, but everything can be found in my original March post.  In case you don’t read it, this box is just £6.95 including postage!

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Here’s what came this month:


Emma Bridgewater – Feels Like Home Hand Cream

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This was the first of two items I chose for this box (you choose two items, the rest are chosen for you).  I get through quite a bit of hand cream and always keep one on my bedside table, so I knew I would get use from this.

Emma Bridgewater is a brand I was aware of, for her really pretty homeware (mugs, dinner sets, tea towels etc).  I was vaguely aware she did hand cream but have never tried any before.  I was initially really attracted to the pretty packaging – everything about this brand is really pretty; very Cath Kidston style, with polka dots and pretty colours.  Inside the polka dot box is a pretty cornflower blue tube with white flower patterns on it.

The cream contains camomile, lavender and orange blossom, together with highly moisturising sweet almond oil and beeswax.  We received a really generous size at 75ml.  Be aware that although this is not tested on animals, it contains beeswax so would not be suitable for vegans.  The scent was a little bit disappointing – it just smells like any generic cream, no particular notes of lavender or orange blossom came through.  I will still enjoy using it though, as it is thick and creamy, leaving hands nice and soft.

Find it here for £8.


Earth Kiss – Miracle Clay Facial Hydrate Bamboo Sheet Mask; and
Million Year Clay Revitalise Bamboo Sheet Mask

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These were the second choice I made for this box.  I have heard a lot about sheet face masks but have never tried one, so it was a good chance to give them a go without spending any money!  These face masks are made of 100% natural bamboo, infused with clay.  They are meant to provide a relaxing experience whilst deep cleansing and nourishing your face.

Both masks contain 85 micro nutrients (!) to purify your skin in just 15/20 minutes.  The Hydrate Mask contains Argile Clay and Baobab, along with mandarin oil.  The Revitalise Mask contains Rhassoul Clay and Juniper, together with Lavender.  Both state to cleanse your face, apply and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, before removing and rinsing your face.

I hadn’t heard of the brand Earth Kiss before but their packaging states that they are vegetarian and animal welfare is central to their philosophy.  They are also PETA approved.  It’s nice to be provided with that information up front, without having to Google research it!

Find them here for £1.99 each.


The Body Shop – Oils of Life Revitalising Facial Oil

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This was one of the randomly selected products.  It is a little 7ml bottle of Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil which comes with a little pipette in the lid, so you can suck up the oil and just squeeze a few drops into your hand.  This facial oil can be used daily and contains a blend of 99% natural oils which claim to visibly reduce the signs of ageing.

The oil has a pleasant herbal type smell and contains black cumin seed oil, Camellia seed oil and rosehip seed oil (lots of seed oil!)  Although it doesn’t actually say how to use it, I assume I will use it the same as other facial oils I own – personally I usually cleanse, tone and use serum.  I then mix a few drops of the oil into my nighttime moisturiser, although you could actually just use the oil as a moisturiser, depending how oily or dry your skin is.

Although the product claims to absorb quickly, leaving a non-sticky finish, I personally would only use this at night.  It absorbs fairly well, but does leave a slight oily sheen and you can feel it to the touch.  I would not personally want to use this under makeup, as I like a matte finish to my skin.

You can find the full sized 30ml bottle for £28 here.  I think this is a little expensive, as I have used great oils at less than half the price, however if you do like this one, it should last a long time as you need so little per use.


Linwoods – Milled Chia Seed

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This is a little 15g pouch of milled chia seed, which is gluten free and contains no added sugar.  It is vegan, dairy free and GMO free, and is also a rich source of fibre.

The packaging suggests sprinkling the seed on cereal, yoghurt and fruit, salad or even a stirfry.  I have tried a few of the Linwoods milled blends (usually flaxseed) and tend to use them on top of cereal or porridge, and blended into smoothies.  They don’t really taste of much, but add a fairly pleasant little crunch.  I personally find they are mainly eaten for their health benefits rather than the taste.

This pouch contains one serving, at 74 calories.  Find a 200g pouch here for £5.50.


Makeup Sponge

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The final item is a little round makeup sponge, with a pink ribbon handle.  You Beauty say they have included this so we can start afresh this September (I suppose for most, September is the start of the new school/college/university year).  They don’t give any information about who made this sponge or what it would cost, so I’m afraid that’s all I can say about this one!  I will definitely make use of this, to replace a used makeup sponge in the powder compact I carry in my bag.


Overall, I am really happy with this box.  I never fail to be amazed at how much you get for less than £7!  I still think this is a fabulous option for people who don’t have much to spend, but enjoy trying new products and brands.  I will use every item in the box this month.


What do you think of this month’s treats?  Have you tried any of the products?  Let me know in the comments box or follow me on social media!

The VeganKind Beauty Box – August 2015: Review and Unboxing!

Hi guys,

This box actually arrived about two weeks ago now.  I usually try to post beauty box reviews as quickly as possible, so that people can decide from my posts whether or not they want to sign up for a box that month.  Unfortunately though, life got in the way this time as I have been making arrangements for my upcoming house move.  But better late than never, hey?

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In case you haven’t read my previous box review, I will tell you a little about this service.  Rather than being monthly, like most beauty box subscriptions, this box is quarterly.  You receive a box every 3 months, in February, May, August and November.  This is quite nice as it stops too many products building up and not being used.  I think they also chose to do it because they are still relatively new to doing beauty boxes and are still building up the brands etc. The box is £15 plus P&P every 3 months (ie you only pay on the months you will be receiving a box).  They also offer a vegan lifestyle box which is monthly, containing things like food and cleaning products, but I have never tried it.

As you can tell from the name, this beauty box provides only vegan, cruelty-free products. I’m vegetarian and love to discover new cruelty-free beauty brands as animal welfare is important to me.  20p from each box is also donated to Dr Hadwen Trust, the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity.  They fund and promote the development of techniques to replace animal testing.

Here’s what came in the August 2015 box:


Dr Organic – Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask

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This is a big tube of oil-regulating, detoxifying and anti-ageing face mask.  It claims that on the surface, it is an organic pore cleansing face mask, but deep down it is also a bioactive, replenishing face lift.  Big claims for a face mask!  It contains Dead Sea mud, aloe vera leaf juice, bladderwrack extract (eek, that sounds… interesting!), bitter orange leaf oil, wild mind herb oil and a few more natural sounding ingredients.  It is free from parabens, SLS, DEA, phthalates, petrolatum, BHT, mineral oil and silicones.

This mask sounds great for my as it is meant to remove excess oil from the face – I have combination skin, so it can get oily in the T-zone.  It is also a really good size – 100ml will go a long way.  The directions are to apply a thin layer up to twice a week, leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off.  It smells fairly neutral and is a very browny-grey colour (due to the Dead Sea mud).  I use face masks fairly frequently, so it’s definitely something I will get use from.  Although I’m familiar with the Dr Organic brand, I think this may be the first product I have tried by them.  This tube is worth £7.99.

Find it here.


B is for Beautiful – All Lengthening, Defining, Volumising Mascara (Black)

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Sorry about the stock photo – I had a brain fog moment and forgot to take a photo of this one for some reason!  B is a brand I have used quite frequently before.  All the makeup from them (which I have purchased at Superdrug) has been good.  I am drawn to this brand as their whole range is cruelty-free, and easy to find in Superdrug stores.

This mascara boldly claims to lengthen, define AND volumise!  Most mascaras stick to one claim, so it’s quite unusual to see a mascara which claims to do all three.  This is a full-sized 8ml tube, which retails at £4.99 according to the box insert, although on the Superdrug website it currently says £9.99.  It is black, which should suit most people receiving the box.  I’m pleased to have received it, as mascara is something I use all the time.

I really, really like this mascara!  It definitely gives good length and also really separates your lashes, for that fanned out look.  I wouldn’t say it volumises hugely, but enough to look good.  It also gives a little curl to my lashes.  I used three coats, as I like dramatic lashes, and there was no clumping at all.  You could definitely just use one or two coats for a less dramatic look.

I will definitely repurchase this (especially if it is £4.99 not £9.99!), as it is cruelty-free and just a really good mascara!

Find it here.


Faith in Nature – 3 in 1 Facial Wipes

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This was another product I was happy to receive.  I don’t use face wipes often, as I have quite a decent skincare routine.  However I always have a pack of them around, in case I am too tired or unwell to do my full routine.  Sometimes it’s better to use a face wipe than not cleanse at all.

I currently use Faith in Nature’s Chocolate Shampoo and Conditioner, which I absolutely love.  It has actually helped my hair get into better condition.  I also have their bar soap, but have never tried their skincare.  Apparently they have been going as a company for over 40 years, offering vegan products!

These wipes have a pH balanced blend of natural essential oils which help to cleanse and remove makeup, whilst also moisturising, refreshing and toning.  They have a pleasant citrus smell and you get 25 wipes per pack.  Having tested these, I really like them for no-makeup days but personally wouldn’t use them to remove a full face of makeup.  I would remove eye makeup first and then wipe over with these (and then probably hot-cloth cleanse after, but that might just be me!)  I enjoy using these though, and would definitely consider repurchasing them in the future.

Buy them here.


PHB Ethical Beauty – Natural and Organic Black Eyeliner

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I have never heard of the brand PHB before, but a quick Google search shows me they are based in the UK and are a family run business.  They donate 15% of net profits to charities that help improve the lives of people and animals across the world – definitely a quality in a brand that really appeals to me!  I love businesses that genuinely care about charity work.

This black pencil eyeliner is enriched with a gentle nourishing formula of plant oils and waxes whilst being richly pigmented.  It has a long-lasting formula that is water-resistant and gentle on the eyes.  It is really easy to use, and definitely does glide on smoothly.  It can give a fairly sharp line, or blends out quite well for a smokier look.  I really like this eyeliner.  I would probably not repurchase it due to the price (£10.95), as I think that’s quite expensive for a kohl liner; otherwise though it’s really nice.

Find it here.


Teabox – Detox Complexion Tea (Bonus Gift)

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As a bonus gift, we received three teabags in this box.  This flowery, aromatic tea blend consists of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to support healthy skin, remove toxins and cleanse the body.  It it specifically designed to help with acne, eczema, hormonal skin, calming irritated skin, hydrating and repairing skin cells, and delaying signs of ageing.

The tea has a fairly mild taste, and can be left in the cup the whole time you are drinking.  I don’t imagine it would give much flavour if removed after a minute or so, like a regular tea bag.  Obviously I can’t say whether it has helped my complexion at all, after only 3 bags.  I like the idea though, and always like to try new teas out.  I don’t think I would purchase this, as a full box is £15!

Find it here.


This has been another successful box as far as I’m concerned.  I like the mixture of skincare, cosmetics and a food (well, drink!) item.  I will use all of the products I received, and have enjoyed discovering some new brands.


What do you think of this box?  Are you familiar with any of the products or brands?  Let me know in the comments box!

AA Skincare – Bergamot and Aloe Deodorant – Natural Skincare Review!

Hi guys

Today I’m reviewing another product by AA (Amphora Aromatics) Skincare.  This is the second product I have kindly been sent by the company, and I’m really pleased to test out their things as I love the idea of going more natural with my skincare and beauty regime.  If you want to see the eye gel I reviewed, you can find the post here.  As I said in my first review, although I was sent the product, this post is not sponsored and all opinions are truthful and my own.

Just to recap in case you didn’t read my previous post, AA Skincare is a fairly new natural skincare range from Amphora Aromatics.  They are a UK-based company (Bristol) and it’s always nice to support UK businesses where possible.  Their mission statement is to “supply their customers with wonderfully natural, effective products at affordable prices” – and from what I’ve seen on their website, the prices really are affordable, with most products at well under a tenner!  The skincare range combines essential oils with natural ingredients, avoiding chemicals and artificial ingredients.

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I was actually really keen to test out this product, as I had already been considering switching to a natural deodorant.  I currently only use Superdrug’s own anti-perspirant as it’s cruelty-free, but it still contains lots of chemicals.  The only sticking point concerning me was that deodorants obviously deodorise but don’t stop perspiration.  I have always used an anti-perspirant, as obviously most people prefer to stop sweating rather than just sweat, without any unpleasant smells.  I was intrigued to see whether this would be enough for me.

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This deodorant is made with naturally deodorising essential oils – bergamot gives a refreshing citrus smell but also attacks the bacteria that cause nasty smells.  Aloe is another naturally deodorising ingredient and also ensures that the deodorant is kind to your skin.  AA don’t use aluminium, alcohol and synthetic parfum in their deodorants.

The deodorant is in a solid glass bottle, with a decent sized roller ball applicator.  It smells really nice – I really like the fresh, citrusy smell, with a hint of sweetness.  It applies well, but obviously takes a little while to dry – I’ve always found this with any roll-ons, compared to spray deodorants, which dry almost immediately.

I obviously spend a lot of time in bed or around the house, due to my chronic illnesses.  Without being too TMI, this means I don’t really sweat much!  So I find this deodorant is sufficient when I’m at home, being fairly inactive.  If I was exercising, I would probably still prefer an anti-perspirant, but may use a bit of this after working out, to stay fresh!

I will definitely finish this deodorant, and may well repurchase it once it runs out.  They also do two other scents – grapefruit & cedarwood, and lemongrass & lavender.

You can buy the Aloe & Bergamot deodorant here.


Do you prefer deodorants or anti-perspirants?  What do you think of using natural beauty products?  Let me know in the comments box!