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So I have had a little splash out at Live In The Light online store. last month. Do You guys know Live In The Light? If not, I am happy to introduce You, I reviewed it back in 2017 here and wrote a few posts since, like Pure Anada make up look or first impressions of AnnMarie Gianni mineral foundation. This UK web shop has brands and products that will satisfy even the most purists among us.The product range from make up to skincare to household products to vegan handbags to oracle cards & smudges. Totally right up my alley! The brands they carry are Way Out Wax, Vonbros, AnnMarie Gianni, Fat & The Moon, Carina Organics, Marley’s Monsters & Pure Anada, which I will be reviewing today.
Shall we get started? I thought You will never ask! Oh, did I mention that my code GREENLIFEINDUBLIN15 will save You 15% off? Black Friday who? 🙂 Or that they have sets of samples totally for only 1£? Yep, they have lots of them available here, no minimum purchase or anything.
Hand cream is something we all need right now, with washing them a million times per day. As I use natural hand washes, I don’t experience dry hands too much, but I still need a hand cream for at least once or twice a day. This is great one, I am impressed. Very natural, minimal list of ingredients, love the formula too. It is rich, but sinks in fast, leaving no greasy residue, only softness that lasts for hours. If I will ever do a favorite hand cream post, this is definitely going to be featured.
Ingredients: Water, *Shea Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol, *Peach Flavour (natural food grade), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate *Certified Organic Ingredients
Umm, a little confession to make, the reason I got this is because I can’t break my family up from addiction to pump soaps. In the past I pressed them to use zero waste options, but now that we are all squished into a small space for weeks on end, I gave them what they wanted as that meant less friction & arguments over nothing in the house. Did I mention pure ingredients? And so minimal too? No palm oil in the list, a score! I have to say I love these too. Natural, yet performs like a conventional product. We have two, Gardenia & vanilla ones – both smell great and kids love the foamy action too. One of them is already gone, to be featured in this month’s empties. I saved the bottle to do a DIY foaming soap later on. But having said that both of these are going to be a repurchase too, as I haven’t been successful in soapy DIYs just yet 🙂
Ingredients: Aqua, *Potassium Oleate (Saponified Sunflower Oil), *Potassium Cocoate (Saponified Coconut Oil), Glycerin, Gardenia Tahitensis (Gardenia Flower) *Certified Organic Ingredients
This comes in a 120ml jar, so I feel it is going to last me a really long time. Love the texture, scent and how soft it makes my skin feel. Minimal ingredients, which I love, high performing product, what more can you want?
Ingredients: *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis (Gardenia Flower) *Certified Organic Ingredients
This is a bit different from the other body butter I just mentioned as it comes in the squeezy type of bottle and has water in the ingredients. I also find it easy and pleasant to use, although this requires a bit of rubbing, it going on white at first. Again, beautiful minimal and natural ingredients, something I just love about Pure Anada – as with their make up, which I loooove (post), the body care I too find very natural and yet affordable. Will come back time and time again. I use this as a hand cream too, works great!
Ingredients: Aqua, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), *Glycerin, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, *Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract *Certified Organic Ingredients
This I had wanted to try for forever, I think it will be lovely for upcoming summer. Again, the ingredients list is super short, looks good to me!
Ingredients: Water, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, *Shea Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, *Natural (Coconut) Flavour, *Natural (Pineapple) Flavour, *Natural (Vanilla) Flavour *Certified Organic Ingredients
Bought this because the description had “antiviral” in it, not going to lie. I actually had to fight my husband to NOT use the damn Dettol, which he did use in the first few weeks of pandemic, but thankfully this works so well I was able to wean him off it. For those of You who are unfamilliar with this product, here is the official blurb for it:
“Safe for the environment and your family (and pets!) COMBAT Household Disinfecting spray will keep your home germ-free and smelling delightful!
Essential oils of Cinnamon and Orange as well as a Citrus Bioflavonoid compound, act as potent, organic disinfectant with proven antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
100% Natural – Chlorine & Phosphate-Free
For use on all surfaces, except glass and polished wood. Spray on countertops, sinks, and other surfaces. Wait for 1 minute to disinfect prior to wiping clean.
General: Spray toys, high chairs, garbage bins, phones, and other objects (hello packages and groceries!) regularly to kill germs and bacteria.”
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Distilled Water), Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash), Sodium Borate (Borax), Glycerin, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Sinensis (Orange) Peel Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon Leaf) Oil.
I saved the most surprising thing to last! The solid shampoos I have tried to date were all pretty much a fail, so I wasn’t overly excited when lovely Sue offered me one. Boy, did I have to eat my words on this one – it is great! PH balanced, lathers great, is so easy to work with, rinses clean, leaves no residue whatsoever & leaves my hair super soft, shiny, bouncy, healthy! I could go on, but I think you get the idea. 99% of other hair products leave me with itchy flaky scalp after just a few uses – not this one. I think it deserves a full separate review – I would go on as far as to add it to my Holy Grail products I really recommend! (here). Both of them retail for 9.95£ each, but they are totally worth their money in my opinion. The description says they last for 100 washes and I would agree to that. I am using the shampoo for a month now and I can see how slowly it is going, I still have loads of it left. With the conditioner I am not ready to give my review on it yet, as I pretty much don’t use conditioners. It worked great a couple of times I used it, but I need more testing time to give my well rounded opinion on it. I will review them (or the shampoo alone) separately very soon.
Shampoo ingredients: Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao, Coco-Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid Essential Oils: Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Colourant: Bixa Orellana Seed Powder (Annatto).
Ingredients. Conditioner: Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid Essential Oils: Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Colourant: Bixa Orellana Seed Powder (Annatto)
So that’s it for today, thank You for reading 💕
Sending Love & Light,