Saturday, 22 October 2016

Love Lula Beauty Box: October 2016

My October Love Lula Beauty Box* arrived the other day. As ever, it's stuffed full and contains a few full sizes! The total value of the box is over £40 this month making a subscription great value for money (£12.50 a month in the UK and £52.50 for a three month International subscription). Subscribers also get a code for 20% off any of the brands in the box that month.

So what's inside:

From Barefoot Botanicals there is a full-size Nourishing Cleansing Cream (125ml and worth £20) which gently removes make up and daily grime and leaves the skin feeling clean, toned and supple. Looking forward to testing this one out!

Also full size is a bar of Lavender Natural Soap (100g - £3.95) from PHB Ethical Beauty. I'm a huge fan of bars of soap and these are hand crafted with nourishing butters and oils.

Yet another full size product! From John Masters Organics we received Lip Calm (4g - £6.00) a deeply nourishing balm which softens and protects the lips. This product is ideal for autumn and winter days. 

Also included is REN's latest launch: Flash Hydro-Boost in a 10ml luxury sample size. It's a water-charging hydration booster which works in harmony with the skin helping to prevent the ageing effects of dehydration. Again, another I'm looking forward to trying.

Rounding up the box this month is Pure Tissue Oil (5ml) from BON Natural. You can use this oil on the face or body.

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

*I received this box as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program (LLABP). All my thoughts are genuine and my post contains some affiliate links.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Giveaway: bodhi & birch Body Oils Mini Collection

I've got the most amazing bodhi & birch giveaway* for you. You can win a newly launched set of exquisite mini body oils. See my thoughts on them HERE (my favourite is Sicilian Rose) This is a worldwide giveaway. Good luck!

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* huge thanks to bodhi & birch for donating the giveaway prize

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Ishga Scottish Seaweed Organic Skincare

I've recently had the real pleasure of trying some products* from ishga. The range is made with anti-oxidant rich Hebridean seaweed which is hand harvested on the Isle of Lewis. 

Seaweed extract is the main ingredient in the skincare line and is produced by combining the hand harvested seaweed with natural spring water. A low temperature extraction is used so that the goodness of the seaweed is retained. This extract is combined with anti-ageing ingredients to produce the award winning range which is also used in select Spas - see HERE.

The products are beautifully packaged and boxed. All very luxurious.

Active Cleansing Lotion (100ml - £30)* absorbs quickly when massaged onto the skin. It easily removes all daily grime and make up making cleansing into a lovely ritual. The lotion is scented with Bergamot and Orange oils and rind of lemon making it smell delicious.

To use: use AM/PM massaging gently over the face and neck before removing with a warm damp muslin cloth.

Hebridean Marine Toner (150ml - £25)* which revitalises and refreshes the skin. Made with Seawater, Seaweed extract, natural Spring Water, Aloe Vera and Cucumber Extract. 

To use: spritz on the skin AM/PM or when your skin needs a lift. It can also be applied to a cotton pad and swiped over the skin.

Anti-Oxidant Marine Face Cream (50ml - £70)* this luxurious face cream is a blend of organic ingredients including Shea Butter, Apricot Kernal, Macadamia Nut and Thistle oils, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera concentrate and Seaweed extract. It is really light and airy, absorbs easily and has a delicious lemon scent. 

The skin is softened and repaired with fine lines smoothed. It's a really beautiful cream which leaves the skin radiant and renewed.

To use: AM/PM after cleansing and toning.

NEW IN: Latest launch is the fabulous Rejuventating Eye Balm (30ml - £45)* which instantly firms and rejuvenates the delicate eye area. With a Shea butter base which helps to minimise wrinkles and Vitamin F which is rich in Essential Fatty acids and contains a natural sunscreen.

To use: you only need to tiniest amount of the rich balm. Press gently underneath the eye before circling in an anti-clockwise direction up and over the brow.

I have been so impressed with the performance and feel of these lovely products on my skin. I just can't recommend them highly enough (and yes, they'll all be bought when these run out)  Have you used any Ishga products? If so, what's your favourite from the range?


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

5 Body Lotions I'm Currently Loving

These are the body lotions I'm finding I'm reaching for the most right now:

Geranium & Orange Body Lotion from Neal's Yard Remedies which came to me as a magazine freebie. It has a totally uplifting floral citrus scent (I'm a sucker for anything Geranium). The lotion absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling deeply moisturised and smelling sweetly. 

I'm a huge fan of Gallinée and simply adore their La Culture Body Milk*. It's just really lovely to use and absorbs straight away leaving the skin feeling deeply nourished. See my review HERE.

I tried a sample of Aesop's Rind Concentrate Body Balm and instantly fell for the uplifting citrus scent. The lotion absorbs really quickly (and smells incredible) and is suitable for all year round use. Perfect for cheering up the winter blues and cooling the skin in summertime.

Bramley products were a new try for me this summer. Their Body Lotion with Juniper Berry & Bergamot is light and easily absorbed with a delicious scent.

My final pick is newly launched Joyful Body Lotion (100ml)* from Green People which is available in Joyful Gift Set* (with 100ml Body Wash) £19.95 and is scented with Tangerine & Cypress. The Christmas gift sets this year are exquisite (link) and buying one supports Butterfly Conservation which helps to protect and preserve British butterflies, moths and the environment. The packaging is designed in-house by Anna Parkinson. The lotion is absorbed quickly and the scent is gorgeous (further review will follow).

What's your favourite body lotion?

*complimentary - sent for review

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

SAMAYA: Kapha Anti-Aging Cream & Vata Hydrating Cleanser

SAMAYA is a new natural skincare brand based on Ayurvedic principles which help to achieve your perfect balance. SAMAYA was founded by Abida Halstenberg who grew up in India surround by Ayurvedic culture. Natural remedies were passed down through the generations and when she came to London struggled to find anything which came close to the skincare she grew up with. After months of research she found a chemist who helped her to create the exquisite range.

Discover your dosha (energies that govern each individual) HERE. I found mine was Kapha (40%), Vata (30%) and Pitta (30%) and I definitely identify with some of the features of all three:

Kaphna: Laidback, easy-going, steady energy levels. Can be lethargic and apathetic when out of balance. Compassionate, gentle, kind. Thick and pale skin, clogged pores/excess oil when out of balance.

Vata: Energetic & creative in balance. Worried, tired and indecisive when out of balance. Slender, cold hands and feet. Delicate dry skin and hair.

Pitta: Well proportioned. Focused mind, love order. Confident, passionate, prone to anger. Impatient when out of balance. Skin can be sensitive.

I was sent Kapha Anti-Ageing Cream* (50ml - £89) and a sample pot of Vata Hydrating Cleanser* to review.

The Kapha anti-ageing cream is presented in a glass pump bottle and encased in a cardboard tube which does look nice and gives a luxe feel.

It is formulated with Ayurvedic botanicals and Anti-Ageing ingredients. The cream absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling supple, firm and revitalised. The scent is absolutely amazing - it contains notes which I currently love in perfume and which I usually never find in a face cream! The blend is woody with notes of Sandalwood, Vetiver and Frankincense. It really is a luxe treat.

To use: AM/PM after cleansing.

The Vata Hydrating Cleanser is also lovely to use. It easily melts into the skin and has a rosey scent. Deeply moisturising as well as cleaning and purifying the skin. It easily gets rid of daily grime and make up.

To use: massage onto dry skin removing with a warmed damp muslin cloth.

There is also a treatment oil in each of the three Doshas - see HERE for more information.

Pick yours up HERE.

*complimentary - sent for review

Monday, 17 October 2016

Love Lula: Christopher Courtney London Hair Rescue & Shine Luxury Massage Candle

This exquisite artisan Hair Rescue & Shine Luxury Massage Candle* by Christopher Courtney London (£39.95 - 228ml) is the perfect pampering treat. Great for a gift or even better a treat for you! I'd suggest adding it to your Christmas wishlist.

The massage candle is beautifully wrapped and presented in a branded box. Inside you'll find the candle in a cute little pot with a pouring spout (this helps to make application easier).

The all natural candle is made with luxurious butters and oils which deeply nourish the hair shaft, sealing in moisture, minimising split ends, softening, smoothing and adding shine. You can see the full list of ingredients HERE.

The massage candle has a beautiful rich scent. The oils in the blend are Cedar, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavender and Lemon.

To use: light the candle and let it form a warm pool. Apply to the hands (check the oil is not too warm first) before massaging a generous amount onto the scalp and hair. Leave for 30 minutes or overnight before shampooing out and blow drying and styling as usual.

My thoughts? The candle was easier to use than I was expecting and a really pampering treat. My hair looked great after blow drying. Healthy, soft and oh so shiny.  Now of course I want to try more from the beautiful range.

*I received this product as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger program. All my thoughts are genuine and my post contains some affiliate links.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

bodhi & birch Sicilian Rose Body Oil

I've been testing out the gorgeous new body oils* from bodhi & birch. I love everything about them from the beautiful packaging, how luxurious they are to the unique scents. I'm sure you've guessed my favourite is Sicilian Rose (100ml - £42)* which was inspired by founder, Elijah Choo's holiday in Sicily where he chanced upon an exquisite lemon scented rose.

It really is a beautiful product and a real luxe treat. The oil has a serum like texture and it easily absorbs leaving the skin delicately scented and deeply nourished. You can also use it as a hair treatment (still to try it this way) but I can imagine it would be a super-gorgeous treat.

Rose and Geranium form the heart of the scent with opening notes of Lemon and Verbena with a light touch of pink pepper and Ho wood. 

With 96.5% certified organic ingredients and a blend of Safflower, Macadamia and Rosehip oils which are packed full of good things for the skin like Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and potent antioxidants like Beta Carotene and Vitamins A & E.

Products are free from petrochemicals, parabens, silicones, synthetic colours, fragrances and are palm oil free.

The other two scents available are:

Nordic White* (which is my second favourite) which was inspired by a trip to Sweden and has notes of Spruce, Cypress, Pine, Sweet Fennel and Frankincense.

The third body oil in the trio is Chinois Blue* which is a sensual oriental and has notes of Hyacinth, Honeysuckle, Ginger, Blue Tansy, Gingerlily and Pomegranate.

A mini set with one of each of the small size bottles will be available to buy next week which will be the perfect try me set or great for a gift.


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Feel Unique: Pick 'n' Mix: October 2016

My Feel Unique Pick 'n' Mix arrived yesterday:

My choices this month:

ArmaniPrima Glow-on Moisturising Balm 7g which is a great trial size sample pot. Looking forward to testing this out.

I'm always looking for the perfect haircare so I'm looking forward to trying Shu Uemura's Silk Bloom Restorative Shampoo (15ml) and Restorative Treatment (15ml).

I'm a huge fan of Atelier cologne and grapefruit scents so had to try Pomelo Paradis cologne. The sample vial comes wrapped with a postcard which is a nice touch.

Another haircare pick Leonor Greyl Masque Orchidee (16ml) for Very dry, thick or frizzy hair.

My final pick this month is 0.17 fl oz sachet of Sachajuan Ginger Flower Body Wash which is scented with bergamot and lemon.

What did you pick this month?

Friday, 14 October 2016

Ooharr Face Masks

I've been trying out two face masks* (£1.20 each) from Ooharr in Revitalising and Nourishing. 

These creamy masks smell delicious. Fruity Magic* rejuvenates and nourishes the skin leaving it feeling fantastic. Packed full of antioxidant pomegranate, green tea, aloe vera and honey. Vitamins A, C and E rejuvenate, revitalise and leave skin with a natural glow.

Juicy Burst* nourishes and hydrates the skin and has a juicy orange scent. Skin is left radiant and renewed. The mask helps to cleanse and improve the skin's texture.

To use: apply to clean damp skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

I've got a #FreebieFriday competitions over on Twitter so head over there for the chance to win a duo.

Good luck!


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Shopping my Stash #82

Here's what I've been reaching for this week:

Escentric Molecules 01 30ml - this cult perfume is smells differently on everyone. It featured in my perfume collection post HERE.  Make Up Forever Artist Rouge mat deluxe sample was a choice from my latest Love Me Beauty picks. Such a lush colour which would be perfect for Christmas time. Get £21 of free goodies if you use my code SANDR174.

Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser 15ml - this came from a set which was an impulse buy. The set had been on the wishlist a while though. Really lovely to use and one I'd buy full size. 

Oribe Dry Texturising Spray 75ml - which came in a Latest in Beauty beauty box. It's a dry shampoo which also adds texture and volume. Probably one of the best dry shampoos I've used and it has a beautiful scent - with notes of citrus bergamot, pink lemon, white peach, cassis, muget, apples, cedarwood, white amber, musk and la mariposa flower. I first mentioned Skincere here* and here*. These award winning products are great for sensitive skin types and are really lovely to use. 

What have you been reaching for this week? 

*complimentary - sent for review

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Leighton Denny Nail Care

I'm a bit of a nail nibbler (terrible I know!) I was recently sent a package of Leighton Denny products* so I'm going to try and get my nails presentable for Christmas. Watch this space! Some of the items I was sent I won't be able to use straight away.

I've already been trying Rock Solid Base & Hardener 12ml* which is great for strengthening and using as a base coat. It also helps to encourage nail growth. I'll be using Remove & Rectify Cuticle Remover 12ml* to dissolve dry cuticle skin and nourish. Marvel Balm 30ml* nourishes dry cuticles, hands (elbows and lips).

The Hydra-Flex Treatment Regime Trio* rebalance and rehydrate damaged nails. Hydra-Flex Treatment Shield 12ml* seals in moisture, creates a perfect shield and makes your nails look better. Hydra-Flex Treatment Serum 12ml* nourishes, moisturises and cares for your nails (love this!) whilst Hydra-Flex Polish Remover 50ml* hydrates and strengthens.

Double Up (2 in 1) Base Coat 12ml* is a new product and is the perfect base and top coat. Also new is Bare It All 'Conceal & Care' 12ml* which has a beige tint (a bit like foundation for the nails). You can use it as a base coat or on its own with a top coat. It masks imperfections and fills ridges.

A Crystal Nail file* makes light work of filing and is "The Rolls Royce" of nail files and I've two pretty polishes* to try.

Do you have any nail growing tips?

*complimentary - sent for review

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Daisy & Mallow: Rose & Mallow Facial Scrub & A Surprise Parcel

I purchased Daisy & Mallow's Rose & Mallow Face Scrub (60ml - £7.50) from Sujet de Vert. The range is hand made with love by Jayne who lives in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland.

I love the simple but pretty packaging which is recyclable. See the range of beauty products and teas HERE.

The scrub exfoliates the skin gently and is suitable for sensitive and mature skin types. It has a delicious rosey floral scent and the texture of a thick "jam".

Made with oats, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, rose petals, marshmallow root, chamomile flowers, violet leaves, calendula flowers, honey, rose absolute, Vitamin E and vegetable glycerin - it really is good enough to eat!

Soothing, softening, hydrating and toning with a gentle scrubbiness. It's the perfect product for a relaxing pampering session.

To use: put a small amount of scrub in the palm of your hand. Add a little water to make a paste before massaging onto the skin in circular motions before rinsing. You can also use as a mask leaving it on your skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

I received a gorgeous parcel* from Jayne yesterday! Sure lifted my Monday blues! The tea is as gorgeous as it looks. Reviews will follow shortly - I can't wait to try everything. Thanks again Jayne!

Have you used any Daisy & Mallow products? If so, what's your favourites?

*complimentary - sent for review

Monday, 10 October 2016

Nancy Meiland Parfums

I'm not entirely sure where I came across Nancy Meiland Parfums but I'm glad I did! Nancy is a Perfumier and trained nose and has shaped her career in bespoke perfumery. Her current collection is an "ode to all she treasures". She also offers "Signature Scenting" (creating your own personal scent).

The two from the Paper Leaf collection (3 perfumes) which jumped out at me were Rosier (EdP 2ml sample - £4.95, 100ml - £105) which is a "contemporary twist on the rose scent composed of fine Bulgarian rose, pink pepper for the thorns and green galbanum for the leaves".

The scent also has notes of Italian bergamot, tangerine and blackcurrant with rose geranium, white pear, jasmine, peony and violet with a base of mimosa, tobacco, hay and angelica seeds. 

The perfume has a beautiful rose accord but also depth is added with the green stalk, leaves and thorns making it quite unlike any other rose perfume I own. 

My second pick from the trio is Aquilaria (EdP 2ml sample - £4.95, 100ml - £105) which is a warm, woody, smokey and spicy and has notes of bergamot, black pepper, Turkish rose absolute, black Ceylon tea, guaiac wood, oakmoss, balsam of tolu, labdanum and vanilla. Love this!

Do you have a favourite from the trio?

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Gallinée La Culture Face Mask & Scrub

I've been testing out Gallinée La Culture Face Mask & Scrub* (100ml - £18) and like all the other products in the range is absolutely fantastic. I'm a huge fan of the brand. 

To use: apply a small amount onto your palm before massaging gently onto damp skin. Leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing. The product can be used twice a week.

It leaves the skin looking healthy, glowy and with a more even texture. Testers rated it highly and you can see the test results here

Prebiotics feed on your skin's good bacteria and support the skin's barrier with antibacterial action agains bad bacteria while Lactic Acid helps the skin stay at its optimal pH level and hydrates and softens. The products are made to match the optimal pH of the skin and microbiome. Sea Minerals revitalize, Vitamin E hydrates, protects and soothes while Kaolin purifies.

No colourants, parabens, SLS, mineral oil, silicone, microbeads, phenoxyethanol or methylisothiazolinone.

See my other Gallinée reviews:

La Culture Foaming Cleanser* (which also features in my Top 6)

Have you tried any Gallinée products? If so, what's your favourite?

*samples sent to me for review

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Recent Buys: Love Me Beauty, YOU Beauty, MOA, Latest in Beauty, Isla Apothecary, Craft Gin Club

Here's my recent purchases:

The last couple of months I've been loving the choices available at Love me Beauty. This month it's "The Enchanted Edit" and you can pick from Make up Forever, benefit, Merumaya and Nuxe.  My selections are above and I'm loving them all! I also like that instead of a box you get your picks in a cute make up bag which is different each month. Use my code SANDR174 to get £21 worth of goodies for free.  The cost of the box is £13.95 a month including P&P.

Another box I recently signed back up for is YOU Beauty Box which is fantastic value for money. I stuck with the original format of 2 items for £6.95 but you can upgrade to 3 or 4 (wish I'd gone for 3 as I love Olverum's bath oil which is a pick).

I chose FOREO's Day Cleanser which is worth £25! I'm looking forward to testing it out with my LUNA.  My second choice was OWAY's Color Protection Hair Bath 50ml which is worth £4.75. It's a brand I've not heard of before so looking forward to trying. The extras this month are Montagne Jennesse Soften Sock and Glove Masques which I'll happily try and a card for £25 off your first Everdine box. 

You can also now pick up the fabulous Advent Calendar for £69.95.

I adore MOA's Fortifying Green Bath Potion (review) and you can now pick up 10ml single shots (£2.75 each) from the website. They are perfect for try me, small gifts or stocking fillers! See my spotlight on MOA HERE.

I'm currently obsessed with Latest in Beauty's Build your own box. There are products in there I pick up again and again. Cue Mauli RitualsMolton BrownKneipp and Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Oh and I also love the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream.

This beautiful Blood Orange & Vanilla Scrub (220g - £23) (smells so scrummy) by Isla Apothecary which I bought at Content Beauty & Wellbeing. It has the perfect amount of scrubby-ness and smells good enough to eat. Absolutely love it and want to now try more from the range.

I love stationery and this #boxoflame is just amazing. I especially love the other side of fear card (which is now on my kitchen pinboard!) Pick yours up HERE. There is now a blogger box available! I just went for the small size at £15 which is beautiful.  See my thoughts on the Spring Box of Lame HERE.

This month's Craft Gin Club box arrived on Monday and as usual is jam-packed with beautiful things. This month the gin is by Poetic License and is exclusive to the club - Spiced Orange and Cranberry which is best served with a slice of orange. Also inside is a miniature of their Northern Dry Gin, deliciously moreish Cranberry Snack Yoghurt Cranberries, Cranes Cranberry Cider and a bottle of Sonnet 43 The Raven Bourbon Milk Stout.  Get £10 off your first box with code BEAUTYBALM.

What have you been buying lately?

Friday, 7 October 2016

Frezyderm Sun Screen Velvet Face SPF50+ & Nourish Golden Glow Toning Body Shimmer

I took Frezyderm's best-selling Sun Screen Velvet Face SPF50+ (50ml - £17.50)* and Nourish's Golden Glow Toning Body Shimmer (100ml - £25)* on holiday this year. 

The sunscreen has a light gel texture which is easily absorbed and the skin is left matte (so it's the ideal primer). The Second Skin Technology innovation formula leaves the skin feeling velvety and smooth for at least 6 hours along with SPF50+ protection. The sunscreen is also free from parabens and fragrance. It's a product I'd definitely pack for my next holiday abroad - and perfect if you are getting some winter sun this year!

To use: apply to the skin 20-30 minutes before sun exposure, reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming.

The Golden Glow range is just fantastic and I'm a huge fan of Illuminating Face Shimmer* - see my review HERE*. The body version is as lovely as the face one! 

It gives the skin a gentle golden glow (and is perfect with a suntan). Light reflecting particles help to even and smooth the skin and give it a glowy and healthy appearance. Golden resins of frankincense and myrrh combined with phyto-active marine extracts tone and firm. Hyaluronic acid and tripeptides stimulate the production of collagen leaving the skin looking better and more luminous.  It really is a lovely product!

To use: smooth over the skin and gently massage in. 


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Molton Brown: Frankincense & Allspice Liquid Handwash

I first tried this hand wash by Molton Brown via last year's YOU Beauty Advent Calendar. I grew to love it and missed it when it disappeared after the January sales. But now it's back! Recently as a Latest in Beauty Build your Own Box item and now instore (I'll need to stock up!)

Why do I love it so?

The fragrance is Christmassy (but I think suitable for all year round use too), I love the blend of pimento berry, cedarwood, patchouli and frankincense. It really is an exquisite scent and suitable for men too!

I've just noticed online it comes in hand lotion, aroma reed diffuser, single wick candle and festive bauble!

It deeply cleans and washes the hands leaving them with the delectable aroma of woods and Christmas spices. LOVE!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The Sugarloaf Soap Company: Rose Cleansing Oil

I bought this Rose Oil Cleanser (£25 for 250ml) by The Sugar Loaf Soap Company from Sujet de Vert. It was one of these products which had been on the wishlist a while.

Sugar Loaf Soap Company was founded by Sam Jones and the products are made with love in Brecon Beacon, Wales. Each formulation and every ingredient is carefully chosen and blended to care and nurture your skin and products are free from SLS, parabens, propylene glycol, petrochemicals and artificial fragrances.

The cleanser is an absolute delight. It has a gentle rosey scent and is made with a blend of potent plant oils including avocado, apricot kernel and jojoba oils. Suitable for all skin types the cleansing oil will lift all make up and impurities leaving the skin feeling clean and nourished.

This size should last for at least 4 months. You can buy a smaller 100ml bottle on the company's own website for £12.

To use: Apply one pump of oil to the skin. Massage over the face and neck before removing with a warmed damp muslin cloth.

As you've probably guessed I love it! Have you used any products from The Sugarloaf Soap Company before?

Monday, 3 October 2016

Wishlist #1

These are the things I'm lusting over right now..

First up is Beaufort London's Coeur de Noir Candle (£39 - 220g) from the Night Watch Candle Collection. I'm a huge fan of this niche perfume brand and adore this scent which I received in September 2015 Bloom Perfumery Subscription Pack.

This has been on wishlists before but I've never got round to buying it..sounds right up my street too.. Lanique which is a rose petal liqueur (yum). Perfect with fizz or in a cocktail.

I recently tried a sample of Jo Loves Smoked Plum and Leather perfume and instantly fell in love with it. It is really beautiful and has notes of Sweet Plum Liqueur, Cinnamon, Aged Cognac and Leather. I love its smokey and earthy notes.

When in Glasgow for the weekend I went into House of Fraser to try some Chanel Les Exclusifs perfumes. I totally fell for Beige which has notes of hawthorn, freesia, frangipani and honey. I own one Les Exclusifs Sycomore which I love.

Are any of these on your wishlist?

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Love Lula: Spotlight on Ooh! Oils of Heaven

I've been testing out the fabulous Ooh - Oils of Heaven* including a full size of Organic Baobab Rejuvenating Face Oil (30ml - £19)* (which came in the September Beauty Box) and a Trial Set (4 x 5ml - £10)* of the other oils in the range - Natural Cacay Anti-Ageing Face Oil, Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil, Organic Moringa Anti-Oxidant Face Oil and Organic Rosehip Cell-Regenerating Face Oil. The oils all have a fairly neutral scent.

The brand was established in order to give us the chance to try the most effective oils known to man. Oils of Heaven were the first to bring Cacay Oil to the UK market. This oil from Colombia has 50% more Vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan Oil and 3 times more Retinol than Rosehip Oil "and that should bring an Ooh! to anyone's lips".  I like that Oils of Heaven source where possible from small local suppliers and in particular from women trying to establish a livelihood for themselves and their communities.

Onto my thoughts..

Organic Baobab Rejuvenating Face Oil* which is rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and is suitable for all skin types and especially those prone to eczema and psoriasis. It is easily absorbed and deeply nourishes the skin. All the oils can be used AM and PM.

Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil* this was the one I found myself reaching for most (and finished first!) Made from cold pressed Argan kernels the oil is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It regenerates and adds moisture to the skin. I also liked that the oil didn't really have a scent as I've previously used Argan oils which didn't have a pleasant scent. Really impressed with this one.

Organic Rosehip Cell-Regenerating Face Oil* is an oil which is rich in Vitamins C, K and A as well as oleic, linolenic and linoleic acids. It regenerates skin on the face and body and is great to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

Organic Natural Cacay Anti-Ageing Face Oil* as described above this is a "wonder oil" which is great for ageing skin. It absorbs quickly onto the skin. I found it has a slight nutty-ish type scent and is one of my favourites.

Organic Moringa Anti-Oxidant Face Oil* is a light and easily absorbed oil which contains high levels of natural anti-oxidant as well as oleic acid, Vitamin A and C.

Have you used any of the oils? If so, what's your favourite?  I know for sure all of the above will be replenished.
See my Spotlight on MOA Magic Organic Apothecary* HERE.
*These products have been sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts on the products are genuine and true. The post contains one affiliate link.