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How are all of you, I hope you are well?
Today I wanted to introduce You to my Amazon Page – I am probably the last blogger on earth to join their Influencer program (influencer who, me? what a funny word). I haven’t realized that until now, but most of us are hooked on the convenience of online ordering and once you get the taste of having ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY WANT within a few clicks, there’s no going back 🙂 Living in this Emerald Isle also know as Ireland and having made my switch well over a decade ago, I am still used to struggling getting natural things locally, even living in the capital of it. While things are going into the right direction and I can get limited body care, skincare and haircare in the health shops as well as some big retail stores, it is almost always the most expensive things from the range and not necessarily the ones I want or even suitable for me. Make up is even more limited, so I am well used to getting practically everything I need online. Up until now I didn’t have one place to “store” all the natural things I love or want to try in one place, until this Amazon page thing came along 🙂 I started with making Natural Skincare and Natural Make Up boards at the start and my addictive personality quickly took over, now I have everything from Natural Health, Natural Home to Plant Lady to Wellness to Books and even Man Cave (don’t ask). The same thing happened with Pinterest years ago, started with four boards and now have over 80, can’t stop, won’t stop until the thing is perfect, and even then I am correcting it 🙂 So I spend considerable amounts of time not only looking for natural products to add to my store, but also looking at the stores they came from, they all had to have 100% positive feedback at the very minimum and be naturally orientated as well. If some cut-price-random-things store sold nylon wigs, garden hose and natural products together, out it went. Sort of naively I expected loads of natural brands to be on Amazon, but I didn’t find that to be the case, for example two of the brands I really really adore, Bella Aura and Mahalo aren’t on Amazon, nor are their products. While searching and searching for the right products, brands and stores to add to my page, soon noticed there are loads of reselers, oftentimes with highly inflated prices (just search NYR) and I skipped those too, because I don’t want people to think green beauty is all about paying hundreds and hundreds for one product, it is not. Luckily is is not all doom and gloom and Amazon does have more than fair share of natural products – answer to any conventional product, really 🙂 Really really, just check my page 🙂
People say go big or go home – I went BIG. You will see.
If you will allow me, I will share my 10 tried and tested Holy Grail Products all available from Amazon and then my own wishlist, because well, it is natural to want things 🙂
Just to let you know, this isn’t my store nor I sell anything, the way it works is I will get small percentage if anyone decides to buy anything clicking via my links – all at no extra cost to you as a consumer. I think at this point everyone knows how these things work, but I still wanted to throw it out there so everyone would be on the same page. You don’t have to use my links if you don’t want to, but I would appreciated your support if you do. If you follow me all the way back to 2009, you see I am not doing any hard sales, I am simply linking to the brands/ stores I believe in and use myself, that is all. Many thanks and gratitude hugs in advance xo.
So here are the things I love and recommend:
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Friday is Nearly Weekend, and I am starting it off by using the happiest lip gloss I own – 100%Pure Peacock Ore 😀💄💋 I just love it so much that I can't let it go from my hands since getting it. It's my New Fave Ever lip gloss! This is a perfect dupe for my previously loved Juicy Tubes in Peach, but way better version of it. Thank you @100percentpure for making the most awesome cosmetics in the world! This will be my repurchase for life, and you definitely have a customer for life in me 💋😀
If all the words lip glossed disappeared and I was asked to pick only one to have for the rest of my life, this is what I’d pick. After having tried my fair share of them, I stopped searching for THE ONE once these appeared on the market a couple of years ago. If you love(d) Juicy Tubes like I used to, look no further! will link my old review post here. Fast forward a couple of years later, this is still what I use. Oh, did I mention they have real gems in them too? Sold for the rest of my life, even though not all of the products from the brand worked well for me. But same can be said for many brands, I find Holy Grails and total flops within the same brand more often than not.
Even more time tested natural beauty – I am never without this little beauty ever since I discovered it more than five years ago! If you are looking for full coverage concealer, look no further. All natural ingredients of course. A true workhorse indeed & I was happy to discover it is available at Amazon – straight from the brand, no less. I have not only one but two reviews on it (here and here) and let me just tell you that this is one of those clean and natural products well worth their price point – one pot lasts me two years with daily use and I am far from hitting pan even then. Never any signs of product changes though, the smell is the same, the texture isn’t separating.. I shouldn’t be telling you this though 🙂 Don’t tell the green beauty police 🙂
This is another item I am never ever without – a true life saver when it comes to your health if you ask me. Natural antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and more – and by some amazing God’s grace this manages to be one of the most powerful antioxidants as well. I talk in depth about it here, and let me tell you I am so go grateful this product exists. Not only my family never had antibiotics ever since, but it also works on an array of diseases – from flu to cough to toenail fungus. Well worth the price in gold and I truly hope this does not get squished by the big pharma like so many good natural products before. Comes is various sizes and two strengths, tastes nasty, I will admit to that – so either put a few drops in juice and get down quickly, or get capsules. For my germaphobic friends, they have powerful hand sprays too. You can thank me later 🙂
Boiron Oscillococcinum Homeopathic RemedY
Works when you feel you are definitely getting sick, and fast – I make sure I am stocked up prior every winter. I have a very old blog post (with wonderfully bad pictures) here on what other natural remedies I employ to ward off sickness season, pardon me, Fall & Winter. Check out my Health board here.
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It's Monday and that means new #blogpostisup – this time it's Boody review, organic, sustainable and eco activewear line for women, men and babies! Naturally antibacterial (hello, no odor!) antifungal, breathable, light and oh so soft, this will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. I know I will be back for more! And did I mention it is affordable too? Win win situation if you ask me 💕 . . Have you tried bamboo clothing and how do you like it? . . . #ecolifestyle #organic #organicclothing #organicactivewear #boody #boodyreview
They don’t make it obvious it on their Amazon page, but Boody is actually organic bamboo everyday essentials line, who cater to men, women and babies. Bamboo fabric offers ultimate breathability and it is naturally antibacterial, making it ideal for activewear, hello, no odor! Bamboo if the fastest growing, renewable and water conserving plant on earth. Way more sustainable than organic cotton and I am happy to report clothes last so much more too. One of the wonders of bamboo is that its fiber is hypoallergenic. Bamboo fiber naturally contains many micro-gaps, which provide substantial ventilation and moisture absorption. Bamboo fiber is hydroscopic – moisture is shunted away from the body and evaporated rapidly allowing your skin to breathe more easily. Do I need to go on? Full review here for those of you interested to know more! At the moment I own nine pieces of clothing and will be back for more.
Rose water is so amazing, isn’t it? This is certified organic, which puts my mind at ease and comes in a few different sizes and even different packaging, glass (yay) and plastic (not yay, but more slippy fingers or travel friendly) – see my review of it here. Chamomile Water is also equally amazing for my dry and sensitive skin, reviewed in the same blog post. Check out my Natural Skincare board and Natural Body Care board. Be sure to peruse this brand further, they make their own products in house (and grow their own roses!) in Thracian Kings Rose Valley in Bulgaria and I really enjoyed what I tried from them so far.
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My current #readinglist 💙📚💚📚💛📚🧡📚💜📚❤️ What are you guys reading, anything you would recommend? . Oh, I published two new blog posts if any of you want to check it out, my latest #empties and 18 #naturalandorganic 2018 favourites I still use daily. Thanks for reading in advance 💕🙏 Links in the comments, clickable link to my blog in my bio 😘
Well, the title speaks well for what kind of books you can find there, let me single out just two of them – Herbs for Children’s Health by Rosemary Gladstar and Renegade Health by Nadine Artemis (the creator and owner of Living Libations for those of you who don’t know).
How can I not recommend this shampoo you guys? If you read my review of it here, you might know it took me eight years to try it – say what? Now, if only have I known it would save me not only years and years of bad hair days I’d had testing every cheaper shampoo under the sun, but also scalp problems, I would have invested the money long time ago. Especially knowing what I know now, that one bottle easily lasts me six months. Well, little confession here – I hide it from my family. What? That’s mommying and wifeying (wife-ying?) done right as far as I am concerned!
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Send help! today's @hollandandbarrett haul 🤗 I mean how can I not to, right? All these teas were massively reduced, so I felt I needed all of them, because what's life without a good cup of tea, right? 🍵 This was my treat to myself after leaving a fortune at the dentist a bit earlier. Then I went home and my online order from #hollandandbarrett arrived, missing a few items, but still, I am one lucky duck 😉 I don't why they are reducing #manukahoney so much (the ones I'd bought online were 9€) but all the better for me, I am well stocked up now 🍯 for a year if not more. This way I won't be feeling guilty about using #manuka for my #DIYmanukahoneymask – look out for that post on my old blog . https://greenlifeindublin.blogspot.com . Are there some things that you are happy to bulk buy too? . . . . . . #manukahoney #lovemanuka #numiteas #numitea #turmerictea #oatly #yogitea #comvita
It was only recently I allowed myself this little luxury in life as an every day threat, an organic tea. When you come to think of it, organic tea is necessity really, with all those reports resurfacing in the recent years, everything from concentrated pesticides in the tea itself, to bleach in the tea bags. Nice, I know! Organic, tea, here I come 🙂 Another delicious teas I can’t get enough at the moment are Yogi Throat Comfort (really soothes the scratchy throat, all family fave. No honey or sweeteners needed, so delicious all by itself) & Clipper Sleep Easy. See more in Tea & Other Drinks here.
Used every single day, so well worth investment, have used it for years now. I don’t have a starbucks habit, I make my tea into this every day and go. Imagine the mountains of “paper” cups I saved from the landfills – and some serious dough for myself 🙂 Not bragging, sharing. For those of you who don’t know, may I just tell you that those paper cups in the coffee shops are actually lined with plastic and therefore not recyclable. Shocking, I know. So whether it is trendy Keep Cup or this Bodum one (I like this because of the bigger size) can you please please check them out? If you do just one thing for the Plastic Free July, let it be it?
ANd now for my own wishlist
Because it is human nature to WANT ALL THE THINGS 🙂
Don’t worry, I won’t write essays about every single thing here, I know you are busy and I certainly appreciate the time you are spending on my blog here! This list is simply for me, and if any of you curiosity will be piqued, you can bookmark the items and do your own research on them later on, or you can ask me and I will be happy to walk you through to why exactly I want particular item. I feel that the list is pretty much self explanatory, with maybe one or two things that might be out of “the norm” 🙂