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How are all of You, I hope Your new Year started great? Good? Me neither, but let’s distract ourselves with some good natural beauty products post, shall we?
Love Lula is no more - sob!!
Love Lula carries so many great product that it might be hard to choose sometimes, but today is not that day. I knew exactly what I wanted & I went for it! Now that I had a minute or about a week to test the products, please allow me to tell You my thoughts about them.
Cosmetikabio Hair Colour – Ash Blonde (100g)
100% organic henna color from Cosmetikabio is designed for extreme hair nourishment, achieving high gloss, softness and volume.
This promises hair care, highlight your colour tone and be kind to your scalp!
All colors are vegan and Ecocert certified.
INGREDIENTS: Lawsonia inermis, Emblica officinalis, Eclipta alba, Cassia obovata, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Hibiscus rosa sinensis
USAGE: 25 g of color is rich for short hair, 50 g for medium and long hair. Mix the mixture with hot water in a 1:3 ratio to water. Apply the mixed mixture to the hair as soon as the temperature becomes pleasant. Wrap your hair in a foil and a towel and leave it for at least 60 to 90 minutes. All Cosmetikabio hair colors can be left on your hair for a long time. Rinse with water.
INIKA Brow Palette Amber
Normally 33£, but now only 19.50£ – this quickly helped me make up my mind 🙂 Sadly it did not work out this time, the colours are way too warm. You see, my brows are cool toned, they need ashy toned products, to the point that I could use regular pencil on them (a tip I learned from Christie Brinkley book). They are very few and far in between in the green beauty world, so I am yet to find my perfect product. My perfect product has been discontinued long time ago and I am yet to find a replacement that would be just-so. Buying products online that require colour matching is really difficult, I always start by trying to look for swatches or video reviews first, but I could not find anything helpful in this instance, so I decided to chance it. Well, admittedly, Inika has brow tutorial video using this palette (or was that the darker one?) on Youtube, but the video is not shot as a close up, so it was hard to judge the colour. So in short, it did not work out. To be of help for people, I have started Green Beauty Swatch Gallery posts, but I don’t talk about them nowhere near enough. It is a photo dump of everything I own(ed), so if You are near my skin tone, You might find it helpful. See it linked at the end of this post.
INGREDIENTS: Powder: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007). Wax: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
BENECOS Natural Eyebrow Gel (Ash Brown) – 3ml
I chanced this because of “ash” in the name, but I am not entirely convinced it is ashy. First impressions are that it is extremely messy and not the easiest to work with – the wand had gloops and gloops of product on it, so even after wiping most of it on the sides of the tube, I ended up needing to re-do my brows simply because too much product ended up on them. That’s the nature of the eye brow gels, I suppose, using separate brush and just dipping it in the product slightly will solve this problem. I might have also chosen a shade that’s too dark, I never want Instagram Eyebrows, just my real ones defined a bit more. A note to myself, If I will go on to repurchase this product, look for Ash Blonde instead.
INGREDIENTS: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, PULLULAN, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL EX-TRACT, SILICA, GLYCERYL BEHENATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GLYCERYL ROSINATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, POTASSIUM PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, SUCROSE PALMITATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, P-ANISIC ACID, SODIUM ANISATE, LECITHIN, SODIUM LEVULINATE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)] * certified organic ** natural essential oil
ALTEYA Certified Organic Frankincense Oil 10ml
Alteya is a firm staple in Casa De Green Life In Dublin. Essential oils is a firm staple in Casa De Green Life In Dublin. Search my blog for more info if You wish. Or see posts linked at the end of this post.
INGREDIENTS: USDA Certified Organic Boswellia Serrata Essential Oil
KIKI HEALTH MSM Flakes 100g
MSM is a naturally occurring organic mineral sulphur from Methylsulfonylmethane. It is completely free of corn, yeast, wheat, soy and dairy products. I chose this product on intuitive level. Let me come back to You on this.
INGREDIENTS: 100% MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Naturally free from gluten and wheat. No artificial colours, preservatives, sweeteners or fillers.
KIKI Health Organic Camu Camu Powder 70g
Naturally high in vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and maintenance of normal hair and skin. Naturally high in dietary fiber. Camu Camu Berries are harvested directly into canoe boats in the rainforest. Once inspected and washed, the pulped camu fruit are then placed into a custom low temperature dehydrator, ensuring that the fruits vitamin content is preserved and the fruit retains its full essence.
Love the fact that is is organic, I specifically chose it for the natural form of vitamin C. We all need it right now, in copious doses I would add. It is a brownish looking powder with a very sour taste. I do not mind, I mix a teaspoon (or half) into a little water, down it like a shot and go on to face the day. So far so good. I am naturally shifting from supplements to natural superfoods powders, anyone else in this too?
INGREDIENTS: 100% Organic Camu Camu Fruit Powder Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Naturally free from gluten and wheat. No artificial colours, preservatives, sweeteners or fillers.
Sending Love & Light!