All posts tagged: skincare

Faith in Nature review

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Evening everyone, Well I did not miss waking up at 6am to go to work. It doesn’t help that the sun doesn’t rise until after 7 and I feel like the walking dead as I finish this post this morning. I know I’ve had some time off but I am still annoyed that I’m working on the weekend, oh well. Today I am reviewing a few Faith in Nature products. Faith in Nature are certified, both by the Vegan Society and by Cruelty Free International. They make natural, affordable products and believe in benefiting the planet. Not all their products are vegan but the majority are, they don’t use GMOs, synthetic colours or fragrances. Their products are free from SLES, SLS, parabens and artificial preservatives. I received all the following products as a gift and it’s taken me ages to get round to using everything I received for my birthday. The first thing I used was the lavender and geranium shower gel and foam bath. I love these scents…

Birchbox November | Unboxing Video

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
After the disappointment of my October Birchbox (see full post for more details) I was excited when I heard Birchbox were collaborating with the well loved brand Skinny dip (I particularly love their cute phone cases). I thought I would switch things up a bit this month and film an unboxing video, so be sure to head on over to my YouTube channel for all the details of the products I received. To summarise, I loved the appearance of this month’s box – the shells looked so adorable and pastel colours are always a big hit with me. Without revealing too much the products were a mixed bag – but much better than last month, I’m particularly excited to try the Lord and Berry lip liner. I still feel a bit unsure as to whether I will continue my subscription, but I am going to give it one more month. The prospect of a Christmas themed box for December is just keeping me hanging on in there! As I’ve already mentioned be…

IS YOUR DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE GIVING YOU WRINKLES?

Originally posted on be beautiful.:
It’s sort of like an unwritten rule – you ALWAYS need to wash your face before bed. You’ve been hearing beauty gurus and skin experts preach this for years – it’s nothing new. Makeup, dirt, and oil that has accumulated on your face throughout the day is seriously clogging your pores, which is why you need to wash it off. But, could this everyday beauty routine be the cause of your wrinkles? Washing your face with a scrub too aggressively every morning and night could potentially lead to skin damage. And if you’re already taking every precaution under the sun to keep your skin looking great, why ruin it this way? That’s why it’s SO important to only exfoliate 2-3 times a week – you don’t want to overdo it with a scrub. And remember, think longer – not harder – when it comes to exfoliating. The simple way to fix the problem? Use a gentle cleanser and softly massage it into your skin with your fingertips. Enza Essentials Extraction Cleanser is…

Cleaning brushes with Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap ♡

I’d heard of this strange sounding product from a few youtubers and so when I came across it in TKMaxx (yes, again) I decided to substitute it for the baby shampoo that I usually use to clean my brushes. It’s common knowledge that not washing your brushes regularly can cause a buildup of bacteria which can cause breakouts on your skin, plus clean brushes apply product much more effectively. It’s a little bit of a hassle and I very rarely find myself in a mood where I want to clean my brushes but it has to be done! Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap is a concoction of organic oils which have antibacterial properties and it can be used for so many things, from washing your hands, to brushing your teeth, to cleaning your floors, I think i’ll stick to just using it for brushes for now but it’s a very handy thing to have around. To clean my brushes with it I first dampen the brush with water from the tap, pointing it downwards to avoid water getting to the…

DIY: Strawberry Mint Facial Exfoliant/Mask

Hi Everyone! DYI Friday is here! I guess I have been posting DIYs on Fridays, so lets just make it a thing 😉 seriously though… I have been experimenting with different exfoliants and masks for the past few weeks and finally found one that I absolutely love 🙂 love to make myself that is without the chemicals and all that jazz! Yes… I am busting out the Mask gifs… haha I absolutely love the smell and feel of this DYI exfoliant Mask on my face and my skin is softer, brighter and fresh after applying! not to mention relaxing!!! ooh that mint smell 😀 Here we go You will need:  4 strawberries 5 Mint leaves 1/2 Lemon (juice) 1 TBS Olive oil 1/2 Tsp Salt *Why Strawberries? they are loaded with Vitamine C,, alpha hydroxyl acids, salicylic acid, aspartic acid, ellagic acid, folate and fiber, Strawberries can save your skin from acne, blackheads, white heads, oily skin, dry skin and many more!  *Why Mint? They help with treating inflamation and acne because of their high…

Giovanni’s D:tox 1 2 3 System Facial Care

Hi Everyone, I have been trying out the Giovanni 1 2 3 D:Tox system for the past few weeks and I wanted to blog about it and share my experience with you 😉 I had written a Blog on the Giovanni Towelettes before, you can read that HERE… and of course I love that the D:TOX products are cruelty-free & vegan AND  5% of their retail sales on D.tox System products are donated to the NBCF ( National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc) Giovanni.. You are awesome 🙂 anyway… on to the 3 step Facial Care system!! I have been loving these and my face feels so awake and energized after using the first 2 steps system! these products work very deep in your skin and I can really tell! I haven’t had any breakouts and because I have sensitive Dry skin I was extremely happy to see that it did not dry my skin out! like most products do! My husband tried them also and now we are fighting over it.. haha luckily the bottles are…