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Hope life is treating you well and you are enjoying summer! Today I ordered both my blogger and personal order from Love Lula (it is important to me to support brands and businesses I believe in) and I got thinking what products I purchased from Love Lula time and time again? Turns out more than 20 and counting! Check out this FB album for nearly 90 Love Lula related posts and reviews. My love for this wonderful online store runs deep!
Although I never reviewed this product on it’s own, this is my staple and favourite product for the last five years. It is also one of the products I recommend on Love Lula Bloggers Recommend page here. A first facial SPF not to break me out, do not clog pores or make you sweat AND no dreaded whitecast either! I use the one in a pump bottle, even though it is not designed for my skin type (which is dry and sensitive) for a couple of reasons. First of all, I have tried a few samples worth of Kimberly Sayer Anti-Oxidant Daily Moisturising Cream SPF30, which is aimed at dry and sensitive skin, and I didn’t see much difference between the two if I am honest. Second reason is a practical one – you get double the amount of the product and the bottle with a pump with Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Organic Facial Moisturiser – SPF30 – and I chose it for sanitary reasons mainly. I don’t know how about you, but I don’t want germs and bacteria in my face products, especially having in mind that three of us are using the same product, including my 7yr old princess – we all know kids are notorious when it comes to germy fingers, despite constant hand washing. (Do you want to know what products she uses? See here). The product lasts for absolutely ages, so you will get your money’s worth for sure. As I mentioned, three of us are using it all summer long, not bad at all! Just please have in mind that I use it as a city SPF product, not a sunblock for the beach or all-day-outside situation. I would not rely on this alone if I were on a beach holidays. I am not much in the sun anyway, so I wouldn’t be able to tell if the product holds up in the 40 degree heat, you know? I’d say do proceed with it, but apply common sense and caution, you know? If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the brand.
Alteya Floral Waters:
These are really pure, you can tell the difference straight away! See full review here.
My second favourite from the brand, a very gentle milky cleanser that does not irritate my uber sensitive skin. A rare find indeed, as 98% of them do that. Very good value for money as you get a huge 200ml bottle.
I am a bit of a lip balm connoisseur, a lip balm has to STAY on the lips to qualify as my favourite! As you can imagine, I tested dozens if not hundreds of lip balms in the last decade or so, only four made it into Holy Grail post here. I would love to hear about Your favourites too!
Want to try Korean Beauty but want natural stuff? This is the way to go! Certified organic, no less. Review.
Inika mascara & Peachy Keen blush & bronzer in Sunkissed.
My make up products often come and go, but these are non negotiables, and that is saying something! See Inika make up review here and let me just tell you that Peachy Keen blush is more gorgeous Nars Orgasm natural dupe. See me talking about it in Pur Picks Clean Beauty Swap post here & check this post if you want to know more natural Nars Orgasm dupes – I’ve got more than 20, but Peachy Keen remains at the top faves.
RMS Beauty lipsticks Pretty Vacant & Vogue Rose.
My happy shades of peachy pinks, my choice for summer or no summer 🙂 See post on them here.
This is my HG of natural shampoos! I am not saying it lightly, I know it is uber expensive – but hear me out. It took me 8yrs into my green beauty journey to try this shampoo because of the high price tag, but once I tried it, I never want to go back to anything else. Salon level shine, healthy looking and feeling hair, ZERO scalp problems – do I need to go on? I don’t think so 🙂 Oh, just one thing though – I am hiding it from my family. What? That is good wife-ying & mommying as far as I am concerned. I am sharing everything with them, can I just have one thing for myself? Review.
Ayumi Sandalwood Shampoo
See more below.
Ayumi Sandalwood range
The range is a hit with the whole family, Sandalwood is my personal favourite because of the delightful scent. We have gone through multiple shampoos, scrubs and soaps. See brand review here.
Innersenses Awakening Oil
All of Innersenses oils are beautiful – they are as pure, as organic and fair trade as possible, and expertly formulated too. Awakening is my personal favourite body oil, although all of them are beautiful. See review here.
Wonderfully smelling budget line, I LOVED what I have tried so far – Hedgerow is my choice, but I love other scents too. Review here.
Work amazingly well and no baking soda in sight! See more here.
It is perfect for the night time. Or Winter time. Rich, buttery, sinks in quick leaving hands soft, supple and happy. I am seriously impressed, and that is saying something. I want an endless supply!
Health & Wellness
Vitamin C is vital to our health, this is why I am singling it out from other supplements. Us Hoomans are the only mammals whose body does not make it’s own. I have been watching health documentaries and following good naturopathic doctors, who agree on same thing. We also need way more if we are getting sick or already sick – make your own research about OPTIMAL health levels versus “recommended daily allowance” and your life will be changed forever. You can thank me later 🙂 These Ener C sachets dissolve into fizzy drink that is pleasant to take and single sachets are perfect for on the go or taking into work.
Kiki Health Magnesium Oil
Research shows that 80% of us are lacking in this vital calming mineral, because our soils are badly depleted. You can take it orally or topically, which I choose to do because of my liver issues, the less pills it has process through, the better. In my experience it helps with my insomnia & anxiety issues, as well as restless legs syndrome, so l am never ever without one.
Bloomtown & Neal’s Yard Remedies are my faves. Bath salts soak is an essential weekly ritual in my life. If I miss a week, I can really feel the difference in my energy levels and how I feel. I add essential oils oftentimes.
My faves are Kiki Health, Zojo Beauty Elixirs & Living Better Health blends, but with time I want to try all of them!
Did you know that natural essential oils are proven to kill airborne bacteria at only 0.02% concentration? These sprays are a hit in the house for more than two years and I dread the day I will run out, because my fave blend with Sandalwood is sold out for forever.. These can be purchased outside of UK with DHL option – I feel it is important to let You know that because a lot of people don’t know it.
They are 100% natural and made from the finest absolutes, resins and essential oils in the world. A Different Drummer shot straight to my faves and stayed there ever since. See full review here and if you are a customer outside UK, fear not, you can still buy them, all you have to do is to choose DHL delivery at the delivery step at the check out. I know I will definitely be using this option to repurchase A Different Drummer once I will run out – adding Saint Come sprays into the same order!
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That’s it for today, thanks for reading! Have a great day & I will see you here next Tuesday, my posting day 🙂 Did I tell you about FREE worldwide shipping for all orders 15£+? So easily done and yet you can get a lot for that money, especially if You time it right. I share my tricks in Affordable Products from Love Lula post here and be sure to follow my FB page “offers” tab to get good deals as they are happening 🙂
Lots of Love,