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How are all of You? I hope everyone is keeping up well during these difficult times? If You need a distraction & are up for some blog reading, let’s revisit my 2018 Love Lula Best products & see how many of them are still standing strong today? See this
FB album for 80 more Love Lula related posts here & check out their online shop here. (sadly no longer exists)
Idea for this post came when I was backing up my blog posts – being still is the best time on catching up on all the things I knew I needed to do, but never had time to actually do it. As life doesn’t stand still, my Holy Grail product change over time too, due to many different reasons – the brands sell out, products change in formulations, stop working for me or are no longer stocked by Love Lula. If You want to know my Love Lula Loves from two years ago, You are in the right place 🙂
A few things to note before we get rolling – I am on the
wrong side of 30s (very wrong) umm, now good side of 40s 🙂 with uber sensitive and dermatitis prone skin. Lucky girl, I know! Hair is fine, but lots of it. I am what you can call a ‘minimalist blogger’ – I like to have one or two of the same things of each category open at a time, so if I have two foundations/ lipsticks/ body oils open, I won’t get any more until I’ll finish some, not even for research or blogging purposes. Even so, I managed to post 400+ posts on my old blog here and 80+ all-things-Love-Lula-related posts, all found in my Facebook album here. I do plan to conquer green beauty world, but one product at a time – it is going to be marathon rather than sprint, and I am so going to enjoy it 🙂 Not all of the products mentioned will have separate reviews, but I’ll link related posts, and you can always ask. Let’s get started?
Inika Certified Organic Liquid Foundation
Inika Organic BB Cream Foundation
Inika Highlighting Creme
Inika Peachy Keen (loose blush)
Inika Bronzer In Sunkissed
Inika Long Lash Mascara
Inika Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Duo in Golden Oyster
I swear this post isn’t sponsored by Inika or Love Lula for that matter, they simply have amazing products 🙂 Inika make up review here & you can also see this post on Natural Nars Orgasm Dupes here, where I list more than 20 green beauty dupes for it, including my FAVOURITE BLUSH EVER – which is Inika Peachy Keen! I worked hard on that post. I like it that way.
*Still in love with every product! Really keen to get my paws on their Full Coverage concealer too.
Ere Perez Color Pots
I talked about Harmony, the shade I own here and it is safe to say I haven’t put it down ever since.
*this expired on me halfway used, I plan to repurchase it, but haven’t got round to it just yet. Ere Perez has expanded make up range since & I will delve more into it.
Hurraw, especially Moon Balm
*Still one of my Best Products and I don’t see it changing for the longest time ever. The brand has come out with highlight products and I am really intrigued by them. See this post on my Favourite Lip Balms That Actually Last – my requirement for lip balms 🙂
DrHauschka Rose Day Cream
*Absolute fave prior to discovering Bella Aura. Still my Holy Grail in winters, mind you – see full review here. If you have sensitive skin and aren’t vegan, this is the product for you.
Alteya Certified Organic Nourishing Rose Otto Face Serum
WATER/ ALOE BASED SERUM
Alteya Organics Rose Otto Regenerating Concentrate
*Update – as much as I enjoyed the concentrate, I haven’t repurchased it, as I moved onto other things I’d wanted to try. I do plan to come back to it one day though, it is a product I can recommend!
OIL BASED SERUM
see facial oils
Living Nature Manuka Honey Gel
Upgrade from plain tea tree oil I’ve used for so many years – not cheap, but so so good!
Alteya Certified Organic Rose Otto Face Wash
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
Both newer additions, but loves – neither irritates my dermatitis prone skin or dries it out! I can’t say that about many cleansers.
*I have neither at the moment, but repurchasing one or the other next month. Cleansers I have tried post them haven’t been as gentle as these two.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm
Love, and long lasting one too – check this review from 2016. I still love it!
*Again, great product I can recommend but don’t have it in my stash right now.
MOISTURISER WITH SPF
Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Organic Facial Moisturiser SPF30 – 120ml
Has Holy Grail status ever since I discovered it, about four years ago. No white cast and no clogged skin, do I need to say more?
*Have it. Love it. Do I need to say more?
l’Odaïtès Pépite de la Palmeraie – Gentle Polyphenol Exfoliator
Came via Love Lula beauty box, and I am dreading the day I’ll run out – the gentlest most scrumptious face exfoliant I’ve tried to date. And I’ve tried a ton. Everything else leaves my stash pretty soon, this one doesn’t.
*This brand is no longer stocked in Love Lula, but I have two jars acquired via Love Lula FB Group swap 🙂 Let me know Your fave gentle exfoliants?
MAKE UP REMOVER
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm
Isla Apothecary Refine & Radiate Mask
Chobs Sheet Masks
*Isla product I still have but have to throw it away, it is oxidized by now – time for a replacement. Chobs brand review can be seen here. I haven’t repurchased everything from them, but I still get the masks for those special occasions.
Alteya Organics Certified Organic Chamomile Water
Alteya Organics Certified Organic Rose Water
With my skin being so super sensitive, simple mists work the best – see this post if you want more thoughts on them.
*Still love, still have both, as well as their new(ish) Certified Organic Bulgarian Centifolia Rose Water.
FACE /NECK TOOLS
Kathleen Natural Facial Sonic Cleansing Device
Kathleen Natural Facial Ionic Treatment Device
*I still have and use both of them, although the Ionic device stopped working on me recently. I’ve changed the battery, but it works for one second before stopping. It might be faulty battery, I do not know for sure – as I can’t get a new one due to being in the lockdown for the time being. I will keep You updated.
Natura Siberica Oblepikha & Honey Body Scrub
I don’t want to spend much on scrubs, so this one is perfect for me.
*Haven’t repurchased it due to having a bit too much scrubs for the moment, but this reminds me to put it back on my wishlist!
Castilian Soap Company Fragrance Free Castile Soap
Again, body washes are something I want clean and not too pricy. This is it.
*I have moved onto other things with a bit more luxurious user experience. This is not a bad product, it is a case of me wanting to try something new.
Elsa’s Organic Skinfoods
Talked it as one of my favourites here – and it is still a fave. Hasn’t failed me when so many others did.
*Still a fave, still works, still recommend it. In fact, I just got their Tangerine deodorant in the tin last month, see post here.
Inner Senses Body Oils
Kathleen Sensual Rose Body & Massage Oil
Inner Senses body oils reviewed here.
*Both brands still have my heart.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream (am)
Kiss The Moon Love Night Cream for Hands (pm)
Chosen for different purposes – NYR hand creams are nice and lightweight and sink into the skin really easily, leaving no residue whatsoever – perfect if you have desk job like me. Kiss The Moon one is absolutely gorgeous but richer, which is why I recommend it for the evening. It is my absolute must have winter product, it is saving my hands – and it is now moved into I-will-repurchase-it-until-I-cease-to-exist category.
*Both on my “to repurchase ASAP” list.
BODY SPF PRODUCT
Green People Sun Lotion Scent Free
Again, a workhorse product with no review.. Keen to try more Green People products. Tell me your favourites!
*Still a firm favourite, will repurchase come closer to summer. Please God we will be allowed to travel then.
Rahua Volume Shampoo
See this review right here and you will find out why I don’t want to switch to any other natural shampoo.
Tabitha James Kraan 4in1 Organic Conditioner Amber Rose
*Still love, but don’t currently own it due to having a full bottle of something else. Miss it though, it is a really good product.
HAIR AND SCALP OIL
Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Oil
Let me put it this way – I never believed in special hair oils until I met this little guy. Converted!
*Still love and recommend this.
Walden Natural Perfumes
A Different drummer shot straight into my Top Three All Time Faves ever since it came out. See Walden Natural Perfumes review here. It is safe to say it will be repurchased before it runs out – for years and years to come.
*Again, still love, still use on the regular basis, still recommend.
NATURAL(ISH) NAIL POLISHES
*jel of everyone who can order them freely – I can’t get them due to postal laws, grr!
- Ener C vitamin C
- Terra Nova Vibrant Synergy
- Terra Nova Living Multinutrient Complex
- Terra Nova Probiotic Complex with Prebiotics
- Terra Nova Cordyceps
- Living Nature Manuka Oil
- Pure Chimp Matcha
Natural vitamins and supplements is not something I skimp on – it is my health I am investing it, so no shortcuts or fillers for me please! If you want me to make a separate blog post on them, do let me know and I will be happy to do it for you.
*Still love and recommend all of them, but some brands are no longer stocked on Love Lula. I am eyeing Kiki Health medicinal mushrooms next.
Well, it looks like majority of my Holy Grail Products are coming from Love Lula – no wonder it is one of my favourite online shops – coupled with outstanding customer service is is very special to my heart indeed! I don’t say that because I am one of their bloggers, I say that because I was a happy customer for years before I was accepted into their LLABP family -and I am happy to report they were treating me the same, with utmost respect and care. So trust me when I say I wholeheartedly recommend this company.
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