Thursday, 24 August 2017

New Finds in Fife: East Neuk Candle Co, Essential Aromatherapy, Tea Lovers' Company, Balgove Larder

We had a few days away in St Andrews last week (and ate lots of amazing food!) I love searching out new to me companies and products and came across some fab ones.

east neuk candle co, a mother and daughter team who handcraft a beautiful range of candles in quirky & unusual scents. I chose Granny's Rhubarb Crumble which is a delicious warming fruity blend. Expect a review shortly! I love the simple packaging and a new to me candle brand excites!

As you'll know I love anything rose and this Himalayan Rose Tea from Tea Lovers' Company is truly delicious. It's great to know that you can order online too! I love that they give back - with all profits going to educational charities. Read more here. I picked mine up at the fabulous Balgove Larder (which is total foodie heaven - with farm shop, cafe and steak barn).

Essential Aromatherapy was a find in St Monan's at The Diving Gannet - a cafe and shop selling local crafts and gifts (well worth a visit if you are in the area). I picked up their Room Spray which is a delicious blend of Lavender, Peppermint and Clary Sage. You can also pick up Linda's products from her online SHOP.

And back at Balgove Larder I picked up a mini Noble Isle Handwash in Sea of Green (huge fan of their Summer Rising scent) and a Balgove Larder mini branded Tuberose Candle (lush).

Have you picked up any new to you brands on your summer hols?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Love Lula Beauty Box: August 2017

I'd been away on holiday for a few days last week so only picked up August's Love Lula Beauty Box* on Monday. This month the contents are worth £55. Sign up HERE.

The first item to jump out at me was delicious Energy (Passionfruit & Ginger) Beauty Brews Tea (£9.50) - I've tried Poise before which I loved (Strawberry & Ginger) (REVIEW). It smells mouthwatering - I'm so looking forward to brewing up!

Also inside is Balm Balm's Chamomile Floral Water (30ml - £8.50) - which is good to mist over sore, inflamed or itchy skin, for rashes or any areas which needs some TLC. You can also spritz it over bedlinen to induce sleepiness. Looking forward to trying this out.

New & Exclusive to Love Lula are two GLOSSWORKS products - a beautiful polish in "Name of the Rose" (9ml - £12), a 9-free polish which leaves the nails with a glossy shine and 3-in-1 base coat (9ml - £12) which works as a base coat, a top coat and hardner in one!

The final items this month is a Natural Eye Liner from PHB Ethical Beauty in Brown (4g - £10.95) which I'm looking forward to testing out. I absolutely adore their All-in-one Black Mascara* which we received last month.

Did you get a box this month? What are your thoughts on the contents?

*Sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains a few affiliate links

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tropic Skincare Face Masks

I've totally fallen for Tropic Skincare's fantastic face masks. The trio* (50ml -£16 each) are designed to be mixed and matched over your face and neck depending on how your skin is feeling that day. The Mask Spatula* is great to spread the mask over your skin.

I've got an oily T-Zone so Award Winning CLEAR SKIN Blemish-Fighting Mask* is just perfect to slather on my forehead, nose and chin. It's a fantastic mask and one I'll definitely buy. It has a glorious fresh scent and contains Willow bark and Ginger extract which helps to kill blemish-causing bacteria, Green clay and Spirulina draw out toxins and tighten pores while Charcoal and Goji berry extracts reduce redness and calm the skin. It's great to reduce sebum and prevent breakouts.

To use: apply a thick layer to the skin leaving on for 10-20 minutes before rinsing. It can also be used as a spot treatment.

I use DEEP HYDRATION Soothing Cooling Mask* either on my cheeks or neck depending how my skin is feeling that day/evening. The mask has a cream/gel texture and instantly melts onto the skin. It's great to soothe and hydrate dry or irritated skin.  It's formulated with antioxidant-rich wild Australian superberries, Resurrection flower extracts hydrate and restore vitality. The mask also contains anti-inflammatory allantoin and bisabolol.

To use: apply to dry skin areas leaving on 20-30 minutes before rinsing.

Award Winning, FACE LIFT Brightening Tightening Mask* tightens and regenerates to firm and brighten. Agave nectar and Seabuckthorn extract hydrate and nourish. Turmeric and clay brighten while Electric daisy extract plumps and tightens fine lines. I use this mask on my neck.

To use: apply an even layer twice a week concentrating on areas prone to ageing such as the neck and forehead. Leave on 10-20 minutes before rinsing.

Have you used any of the masks? If so, what's your favourite(s)?


Monday, 21 August 2017

Love Lula: Lucky Cloud Skincare

I'm a huge Lucky Cloud Skincare fan having locally bought their bodycare products (the company is Edinburgh based). See my review of their Hydrating Body Milk (Sweet Orange & Vanilla) and Coconut Lip Butter HERE. The body balm in Sweet Orange & Vanilla featured in shopping my stash #68 (I kind of like this scent!)

I've been testing out their two new facial skincare products* which are absolutely fantastic!

The Nourishing Cleansing Balm* (60ml - £20) is simply gorgeous! The balm melts upon contact with skin making it easy to remove daily grime and make up.  The balm has a gorgeous luxurious spa like scent and contains neroli, geranium and sandalwood essential oils along with organic jojoba and macadamia nut oils. The macadamia oil along with castor oil attract dirt which help to give the skin a deep clean at the end of the day.

Skin is left feeling clean, balanced and nourished. It's perfect for dry, sensitive and mature skin types.

To use: fill the basin with warm water and soak a cotton face cloth, squeeze out excess water and hold against the skin for a few seconds before scooping a small amount from the jar. Warm in your fingertips before massaging over your face and neck. Remove with the warmed cloth.

The Nourishing Face Oil* (30ml - £20) is one of the best I've used this year! It's formulated with CoEnzyme Q10, rosehip seed, Evening primrose, jojoba, avocado, kiwi seed and rice bran oils which regenerate and rejuvenate the skin, smoothing fine lines, softening and making the skin look and feel both glowy and healthy. Again, this oil is best suited to dry, sensitive and mature skin types and has the same beautiful scent as the cleansing balm.

To use: after cleansing and misting measure out 4-8 drops onto fingertips and massage over the face and neck concentrating on your driest areas. Wake up to bright and nourished skin.

I've been so impressed with this duo and can't recommend them highly enough. If you've tried the brand what are your favourites?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains a few affiliate links.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Only Naturals: John Masters Organics: Lavender Holiday Collection

I'm a huge fan of John Masters Organics as I find their products really work. I've used all the products before which are contained in this lavender holiday collection (£38) and really rate them highly.

The kit contains 2 full size items and one travel size - John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo (236ml) which gently cleanses the hair leaving it looking healthy and shiny, John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner (207ml) which deeply nourishes dry and damaged hair (this would be perfect to take on your summer holidays to help with sun damaged hair) and a mini Rose & Apricot Hair Milk (30ml) which I reviewed HERE and is one of my favourite products.

It really is a great set for fans of the brand and for those wanting to try it for the first time.

*complimentary - my post contains a few affiliate links

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Recent Buys: You Dirty Scrub, Pacifica, Willow & White Candle Co, Shay & Blue

I came across You Dirty Scrub on Instagram - they're a Scottish brand founded by Jen Whyte. Their speciality is coffee scrubs but they've also got a range of delicious bath salts - Mint & Eucalyptus Bath Salts are beautiful - 100g costs only £3.49 making them a cost effective treat (the Orange & Rosemary ones I'm keeping for a forthcoming giveaway - watch this space!)

I love anything with coconut water so when I spotted this Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic at Love Lula (236ml - £12.99) I had to have it! I do find it maybe a bit strong to use around my eyes but otherwise I love it!

Another Instagram find is Willow & White Candle Co which offer beautiful candles, reed diffusers and wax melts in popular scents. Expect a review soon!

I recently picked up a 2ml sample vial of one of Shay & Blue's new Extract of Parfum - Parfum Nashwa (£5) which is simply stunning. It has top notes of bergamot and neroli, a heart of cacao noir and coconut and base notes of musk and oud. Pick up your sample(s) HERE.

What have you bought recently?

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Skin Organics Beauty Box: August: Self Care

When founder, Paula got in touch and asked if I'd like to review August's Skin Organics Beauty BoxI jumped at the chance! 

The box had been on my radar for a while as I know fellow beauty lovers like The Beauty Bank and the40somethingbeautyaddict are fans.

I felt like a kid in a sweetie shop when I opened up the box and discovered two totally new to me brands and a brand I'd heard of but not tried anything from before. 

August's theme is Self Care and inside are five organic and 100% natural beauty treats. Inside each box is a mixture of full and travel sized skincare, bodycare and beauty products. Subscribe for £21 plus £3.95 P&P a month, 3 month pre-pay £60 plus P&P or 6 months pre-pay at £114 plus P&P - see more info HERE.


The three new to me brands are -

Pure Purposehelpmeorganics and Guiltless Skin (which I was aware of but hadn't tried any of their products before). This is the kind of beauty box I'm after as new brands always excite me! I'll do fuller reviews of the products once I've had the chance to test them out.

From Pure Purpose there is a Turmeric & Orange Coffee Body Scrub & Mask 40g (RRP £4.90). I'm a huge fan of coffee scrubs so looking forward to testing this out.

From Corinne Taylor there are Balance Himalayan Bath Salts 70g (RRP £4.95). I've tried the Recharge salts before and loved them. Balance is scented with Rose Geranium, Cypress and Clary Sage.

Isla Apothecary's Reset Ritual Pulse Point Therapy 10ml (RRP £12) has been on the wishlist a while. Everything I've tried so far from the brand I've loved. An organic infusion of Roman Chamomile, Eucalyptus and Lavender calms and helps with stress and anxiety as well as helping to clarify muddled thoughts. 

From new to me brand helpmeorganics there is a room spray "Help me, it's way past my bedtime" 40ml (RRP £6.50) which helps to relax and calm before bed (I love the quirky name and look of the product). It contains melissa, lavender, eucalyptus and ginger essential oils.

The final item is from Guiltless Skin (a brand I've heard of) Organic Face Oil with Moringa, Rosehip & Argan Oil 30ml (RRP £18) which I'm looking forward to testing out.

There are also discount codes to use with each product - which is a lovely added extra. Do you subscribe to the Skin Organics Beauty Box?

*complimentary - sent for review

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Night Stalker by Clare Donoghue

Clare very kindly recently sent me her latest novel, The Night Stalker* (Detective Jane Bennett & DI Mike Lockyer #4)  (which was published last week). I mentioned on my book post at the end of July that I'd do a full review closer to publication date).

What a read it is! (it could be read as a standalone but in order to get to know the characters I'd suggest reading the books in order).

Mike Lockyer and Jane Bennett are sent to work on a case in Somerset. He's been told from those higher up to watch the DI in charge closely. The team in Somerset aren't happy with the intrusion of the Met.

A woman's body is found in a burnt out car in Somerset's Quantock Hills. Very loosely she has connections to Lockyer's daughter and he's keen to keep her safe from harm.  The locals are gripped with fear and superstition as where the body was found is the site of a grisly murder 200 years ago. The DI has been keeping previous deaths from them which are obviously linked to this death and it could mean that a serial killer is at large..

A fast paced, edge of the seat read which I devoured in two sittings! Highly recommend.

*complimentary - copy sent to me by the author

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Willowberry Nutrient Boost Collection

I've been testing out the fabulous Willowberry Natural Skincare Nutrient Boost Collection* which has recently been launched by beauty expert, Jenni Retourne, who knows everything there is to know about beauty. I actually just about fell off my chair when I found out via Jane's review that Jenni was behind this beautiful new range!

The products really are gorgeous, very effective, smell amazing and are made with superfood Chia seed, Rosehip and Vitamin E and are scented with Rosewood & Geranium which is the perfect "spa" like scent. The range is made for normal to dry skin types (although being more combination myself I've found my skin has loved in particular the Cleansing Balm* and the Treatment Oil*).

Willowberry Nutrient Boost Cleansing Balm (£27.95 - 100ml)* is a 100% natural balm which will lift all daily grime and make up easily and makes cleansing into a lovely ritual. It's a real treat for the skin and the senses (you'll see from the photo above how much I've been enjoying it!)

To use: massage the balm over dry skin before wetting your fingers and continuing to massage. Remove with a warm damp face cloth.

Willowberry Nutrient Boost Treatment Oil (£22.50 - 30ml)* is a light and easily absorbed oil which nourishes, repairs and regenerates the skin. It gives the skin an intensive boost of nourishing essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants and vitamins which repair, moisturise and regenerate leaving the skin looking radiant and healthy (love).

To use: apply a few drops to the skin after cleansing massaging until fully absorbed. Follow with moisturiser if required.

Willowberry Nutrient Boost Day Cream (£24.50 - 60ml)* which absorbs easily, feels comfortable on the skin and gives a deep moisture boost. Skin feels deeply nourished and protected.

To use: Apply after the treatment oil both AM and PM.

You can buy the full 3 step collection with a free face cloth for £71.95 (instead of £74.95). See HERE for more information.

I've been enjoying using the collection and it's one of my favourite brands of 2017.  Have you tried Willowberry Natural Skincare yet?


Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Perfume Society: Scented Skincare

I noticed that the Scented Skincare set from The Perfume Society and in collaboration with Latest in Beauty had been reduced in price to £11 - I had a voucher code due to a problem with a previous order and couldn't resist picking it up for a bargainous £9.95! Even at £11 it is a real bargain (worth £75) (I think there are just a few remaining now - so if you want one be quick!)

Inside is:

Sukin Detoxifying Clay Mask 100ml (this is full size and worth £11.49!) I've been trying another couple of products from this brand so I'm looking forward to trying this detoxifying treat.

Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Body Cream 40ml which smells heavenly. I've used this before and it's lovely.

Weleda Pomegranate Body Lotion 20ml which is the perfect size for holidays. It's packed full of good things for the skin, absorbs quickly and smells gorgeous.

MOA Fortifying Green Bath Potion 10ml shot (worth £4) I'm a huge fan of this bath product. See my review HERE.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Restore & Replenish Hand Cream 7ml I love this hand cream. See my review HERE. I'm saving this one for my mum!

This Works Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter 10ml which is a new to me product from a brand I love. You use it on neglected areas before you go to bed - like upper arms, decolletage, elbows and knees. Looking forward to testing it out!

Rosalena Rock & Rose Face Oil 5ml which I've used before and loved. See my review HERE.

Ultrasun Face SPF30 25ml (which is worth a tenner) and which I've used before and enjoyed. This one will be being popped in my handbag for use on the go.

Amie New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish 25ml which is gentle and scented with Orange Blossom. I've already got one of these in my stash which I've not tried yet!

balance me Restore & Replenish Face Cream 15ml huge balance me fan and this size's great for holidays and I've used this lovely nourishing cream before.

The final item is a great branded make up/toiletries bag from Latest in Beauty. Did you pick up a Scented Skincare set?

Friday, 11 August 2017

Ravenscourt Apothecary: Blood Orange Hand Whipped Body Butter

I first tried Ravenscourt Apothecary way back in June '15 after spotting that Tamara sent some of their products in a green beauty swap with another blogger.

I couldn't resist the decadent (and good enough to eat) Blood Orange Hand Whipped Body Butter (60ml - £8) which has a citrus-sweet scent. It melts instantly on contact with the skin and is a real luxe comforting treat. 

Pure, Raw Organic Shea butter deeply nourishes and restores. Coconut, Jojoba and Sweet Almond moisturise.

To use: apply over the body after a bath or shower (it's "best applied in the evening, this way it can work its magic overnight".)

The simple but pretty packaging is recyclable. See the shop HERE. Have you tried any products by Ravenscourt Apothecary?

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Aesop Marrakech Intense Parfum 10ml

We are lucky to have an Aesop shop in Stockbridge in Edinburgh. I love that the assistants will give you samples to try (without you having to make a purchase). A few months ago I picked up the gorgeous Marrakech Intense Parfum 10ml rollerball (£65) (pricey but worth it!) and received a load of samples which I'm working my way through.

The perfume is divine - it's suitable for both men and women (as if you'd want to share!) and was created in collaboration with perfumer Barnabe Fillon. It's an evolution of Aesop's first fragrance and notes include neroli, jasmine, sandalwood, cedarwood and bergamot.  It's a beautiful spicy blend with floral notes.

To use: roll onto the neck and wrists as often as needed.

It's truly stunning and one which I'll buy again. What's your favourite Aesop product? 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Bloom Perfumery: Yearly Sample Pack: My To-Buys

My Bloom Perfumery perfume subscription finished in June and I decided not to re-subscribe (I'd had a subscription for two years at this point) and as well as being pricey (but lovely) I was beginning to get a few repeats (some which I loved, some not so).

I've decided to let you know my stand out favourites which are firmly on the want list (I loved a lot but realistically I'm only picking the ones I might buy at some point).

July 2015Summer Florals

My favourite was the beautiful TARDES by Carner EdP 50ml (£85) - see my review HERE.

September 2015Autumn Scents

I totally fell for the glorious Coeur de Noir by Beaufort EdP 50ml (£95) which is quite unlike anything in my collection. It's a beautiful blend of ginger, ink, rum, leather, paper, vanillin with a base of cedar, tobacco and birch tar.

November 2015Male sample pack

In November, Bloom Perfumery mixed the sample packs up and the girls got the guys one and vice versa! I was initially a bit surprised by found I absolutely adored Cuirs by Carner EdP 50ml (£85) which is a smokey oud with leather and woods.

March 2016Iris 

I totally fell for the gorgeous Boszporousz by Nishane Extrait de Parfum (which is no longer stocked by Bloom Perfumery). It has notes of cypress, galbanum, sage, seaweed, gardenia, jasmine, amber, musk, oakmoss and patchouli

April 2016Citrus Breeze

My top pick is Phaedon's Verveine Figuier EdT 100ml (£69) a stunning fig perfume with verbena notes which is perfect for summer.

I think Carner is a brand I love! My top pick for May '16 is Costarela EdP 50ml (£85) which captures a Mediterranean breeze. It has notes of bergamot, saffron, hot sand accord, sea spray accord, ambrozan and Virginia cedar.

July 2016Continental Roses

PG13 Brulure de Rose EdP 50ml (£81.50) portrays the life cycle of a rose - from the bud to full bloom. It has notes of rosewood, rose, amber, musk, raspberry and sandalwood.

October 2016Exploring Labdanum

My favourite is again from a perfume house I love Beaufort - Fathom V EdP 50ml (£95) which has top notes of  juniper berry, tangerine, blackcurrant, green leaf and earth, with a heart of thyme, lily, jasmine, ylang ylang, ginger, black pepper and mimosa with a base of patchouli, vetiver, moss, salt, frankincense, Atlas cedar and amber.

April 2017Violets

I absolutely adored Violet Disguise EdP by Imaginary Authors 50ml (£90) which is a bon-bon violet flower interpretation with notes of plum, violet, dried fruit, balsam and amber.

May 2016Fragrant Travel

I've got to have two picks this month! My first is Palo Santo EdP by Carner 50ml (£85) which is simply beautiful. A creamy and lush woody blend with rich notes. It has top notes of Indian davana and rum accord, a heart of warm milk, Paraguayan guaiac and Venezuelan tonka beans with a base of Moroccan cedarwood, vetyver from Haiti and Dominican Republican amyris.

My second pick is Melodie de L'Amour by Dusita Extrait de Parfum 50ml - £250 (gulp) with top notes of gardenia, honey and tuberose, a heart of broom, Indian jasmine, lily of the valley and peach with base notes of cedar and musk.

So there you have it! My to-buy over my 2 year subscription (11) are any of these in your collection or on your wishlist?

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Corinne Taylor Spirit Room & Linen Mist

It's been a while since I've tried any products from Corinne Taylor's beautiful range.  I first discovered the range in May last year. A money off code popped up in my inbox and I couldn't resist a little buy..

The newish room & linen mists (100ml - £16) caught my eye and the one which appealed the most was Spirit - an earthy and grounding blend of organic Palo Santo, White Sage and Cedarwood which helps to clear unwanted energy in the space around you and provide a smoke free alternative to the traditional method of burning these sacred plants. 

The packaging simple but pretty and recyclable. The mist freshens the air and lifts the mood, is Vegan and free from synthetic fragrance, alcohol, parabens and SLS.

To use: shake well before misting through the air and onto linens for a tranquil and grounding experience.

It's a really beautiful mist with a herbal woody scent. Have you tried any of the mists from the range?

Monday, 7 August 2017

Love Lula: Isla Apothecary Neroli Body Oil

I've tried a couple of Isla Apothecary products before (their Jasmine Sunset Radiance Body Oil, Lemongrass+Rosemary Renew Foot Scrub and Blood Orange+Vanilla Sugar Scrub and loved them all). 

I picked their Neroli Body Oil 100ml (£32)* as part of my Love Lula LLABP choices for July.  I've really been enjoying testing it out - it really is a beautiful oil.

I also love the simple but gorgeous recyclable packaging and the fact that the products are handcrafted in small batches and use the finest raw and natural organic wild crafted ingredients. There are no parabens, phthalates, synthetic materials and preservatives and the products are Vegan.

The blend is simply exquisite it's a heady blend of neroli, petitigrain, mandarin, patchouli and frankincense which soothes the body and mind. It really is beautiful. Skin loving base oils of safflower, coconut, pumpkin, rosehip seed and Vitamin E nourish and the skin is left feeling moisturised, silky, softened and delicately scented.  

To use: use as a body moisturiser applying lavishly to the skin after a bath or shower, as a massage oil, a bath oil, it's gentle enough to use as a face oil or to tame flyaways.

I'm a huge fan and this lovely body oil will be replenished! What's your favourite Isla Apothecary product?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains 3 affiliate links

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Juno Skincare: Made with Peace, Love & Simplicity

Despite following Juno Skincare on Twitter I hadn't truly looked at the gorgeous Brighton based brand until I spotted they were featured in this month's Psychologies mag and of course I couldn't resist a little purchase..

I picked 2 products and founder and formulator Julie very kindly added a few samples.  The range is absolutely exquisite and the small sizes perfect try-me's before buying full sizes or for holidays. I'm very tempted by the Revelation Kit with Pixie Bag (always good to have back ups..)

The two products I picked up are:

Joie Face Oil 4ml (£8.90) which refines, balances and nourishes all skin types. Absorbing instantly it leaves the skin moisturised, toned and glowing. Use AM and PM. It's such a beautiful oil and my skin is loving it.

Ingredients: Kiwi Seed oil, Rice Bran oil, Borage oil, Pumpkin seed oil, Pomegranate oil, Argan oil, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Linden Blossom, Geranium, Frankincense and Rose essential oils, Rosehip & Vitamin E oils.

Julie-Anne EdP 5ml (£7) which has been blended to capture long summer days and travel to far-away places. With citrus, jasmine, rose, linden blossom and neroli notes. It has a light powdery floral scent which is perfect for anytime of the year or day.


Pure Reviving Cleanser - a rich cleanser which removes all make up and daily grime leaving the skin feeling clean and nourished, Mon Ami Hand Cream - which leaves the hands deliciously soft and nurtured and Illume Lip Glaze which is scented with Julie-Anne perfume and Hyaluronic acid nourishes and plumps. The lips are left looking glossy, with a light tint and in great condition.

I've really been enjoying all the products I've tried - it really is a beautiful brand. Have you tried any products from Juno Skincare?

Friday, 4 August 2017

Zing Organics: Seductive Spritzaroma Room & Pillow Mist

As you'll know I'm a huge fan of the beautiful products Kirsty creates at Zing Organics. Her studio workshop is based in Tarbert, Loch Fyne. You can see my review of my last purchases HERE.

Spritzaroma comes in a variety of enticing scents. I chose Seductive (80ml - £19.50) which is a exquisite blend of Ylang Ylang and Patchouli in a Rose hydrosol base. It really is a beautiful scent and perfect for spritzing in the bedroom!

Blended with essential oils and hydrosol making a light mist which can be used to scent the air, your bed and towels or even to steam your shower for a few moments before entering your personal aroma spa!

There are 400 sprays in an 80ml can. As Kirsty says "that's a lot of skooshing!"

The other scents available: Energising (May Chang in a Geranium hydrosol), Opulent (Scottish Highland Pine and Cinnamon), Meditation (Cannabis Sativa L, Patchouli, Geranium & Lemongrass), The Spa (Cardamon, Patchouli & Lemongrass in a Geranium hydrosol) and Romantic (Lavender & Geranium in a Rose hydrosol).

The Spritzaroma's packaging is a reusable, recyclable and refillable aluminium spray bottle. Pick yours up HERE.

Do make sure and check out the fab Zing Lover's Subscription Club (which costs £29.50 a month). You can also pick it up as a one off at £45.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Shopping my Stash #90

Here's what I've been reaching for:

Inika Micellar Cleansing Rosewater 100ml which is beautiful! Deeply scented with rosewater this micellar water gently removes daily grime and make up and I use it as a first cleanse on make up days and on its own on non-make up days.  It is quite small in size so I only use it as a treat!

Ere Perez Rich Olive Oil Lipstick in Surprise (4.5g - £17)* which is a bright pink shade (and out of my comfort zone!) The lipstick is super moisturising and the shade perfect for summer.

I picked up Walden Natural Perfume Castles in the Air in the new 15ml size. It has citrus, tropical flowers and lavender notes making it perfect for summer and holidays. It's one of my favourites from the range.

From Sister & Co I've been trying out their fab Raw Coconut Drink for Hair which I got in my Jet Set Set from Supernatural Beauty. See my initial thoughts on the set HERE. This treatment is great for dry, damaged and colour treated hair. It deeply nourishes both the scalp and hair leaving it looking and feeling great.

The final item I've been reaching for is Micheline Arcier's deeply nourishing Beaute Aromatherapie Face Cream** which is best suited to dry and mature skin types. I've been using it at night for a deeply nourishing treatment (it also smells incredible). This 6g sample pot costs £18 - see here for more info. Also see my previous reviews HERE and HERE.

What have you been reaching for lately?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. My post contains one affilate link.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Alucia Organics: Certified Organic Deep Cleansing Balm 50g

I'm a huge fan of Only Naturals as they stock such a great selection of fab brands. A while back I tried Alucia Organics Certified Organic Rosehip Oil* - see my review HERE. I was excited to try their Certified Organic Deep Cleansing Balm (50g - £20)* which makes cleansing into a luxurious ritual.

The Cleansing Balm is made with a blend of Organic oils, Organic Shea Butter and fragranced with organic Lemongrass, Lavender and Rosemary essential oils.

The cleanser has a beautiful light texture which is easy to massage onto the skin. The scent is particularly lovely and I've really been enjoying using it. It quickly gets rid of make up and daily grime leaving the skin feeling and looking clean, radiant and nourished.

Organic Sweet Almond and Castor oils remove dirt and daily grime while Organic Shea Butter deeply nourishes and softens. Organic Chamomile and Calendula extracts soothe and care for the skin. 

To use: apply a small amount onto the skin and massage for up to two minutes. Remove with a warmed damp muslin cloth.

Have you tried this Cleansing Balm? What's your favourite product by Alucia Organics?

*complimentary - my post contains two affiliate links