Love Lula Picks & Beauty Box Dec 19 [AD]

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The last days of the decade are ending – can You believe that? I certainly can’t! And purely because of that, I am blending two Love Lula posts into one – I am running out of blogging time ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I need a blogger diary or a planner maybe? If You are new here, you might want to check out my 65+ of All Things Love Lula posts here, all housed in this FB album. Shall we get started?

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Love Lula Black Friday Sale ’19

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Love Lula Black Friday Sale 19
Love Lula Black Friday Sale 19

So it is that time of the year! Love Lula Black Friday sale time, that’s it. Everything is 15% off with the code “FRIDAY”. Time to treat yourself and maybe get all of Your Christmas presents in one go maybe?

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Green Beauty Christmas Gift Guide – All From Love Lula

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Clean Beauty Christmas Gift Guide - All From Love Lula
Clean Beauty Christmas Gift Guide – All From Love Lula

Am I allowed to say the “C” word? Christmas, that’s it ๐Ÿ™‚ Shops are full of all kinds of Christmas gift sets, so I thought I will help out fellow sisters who want to give gifts that are all natural & to make matters ever easier, it will be from one stop shop – Love Lula. Perfect. All gifts sorted with a few clicks and delivered to your door anywhere in the world free of charge for all orders 15ยฃ plus. Easy peasy. Let’s get into it ๐Ÿ’• Continue reading “Green Beauty Christmas Gift Guide – All From Love Lula”

Love Lula Picks & Reviews – Laouta & The Handmade Soap Company Candles – Oct 2019

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Love Lula Natural Scented Candles
Love Lula Natural Scented Candles

How are all of You? Does fall mean scented candles to You? Because it does to me – all natural, of course. I chose two from Love Lula this month and I am ready to do a show and tell ๐Ÿ™‚

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Laboratoire Du Haut-Segala Review

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Laboratoire Du Haut-Segala Review
Laboratoire Du Haut-Segala Review

Hope You are all well! Today I am coming at You with a French brand overview – please step forward Laboratoire Du Haut-Segala. All natural and Cosmos certified of course ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading “Laboratoire Du Haut-Segala Review”

Love Lula Picks & Reviews – September 2019 [AD]

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Love Lula Picks & Reviews - Green Life In Dublin
Love Lula Picks & Reviews – Green Life In Dublin

 

Let’s peek at my Love Lula order and see what I think about products I chose last month? I thought You’d never ask! Continue reading “Love Lula Picks & Reviews – September 2019 [AD]”

Natural & Organic Empties June – July 2019

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Natural & Organic Empties – Green Life In Dublin

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Gallinee Prebiotic Probiotic Haircare Review [AD]

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Gallinee Hair Care Review

How are all of you, I hope you are well? Today I am coming at you with a short and sweet review of Gallinee haircare. About three weeks ago Love Lula asked me if I would like to try some of their stuff for a review and I was like “sure!”. I put them immediately to the test and now I am ready to share my thoughts with you. Continue reading “Gallinee Prebiotic Probiotic Haircare Review [AD]”

Natural & Organic Products For A Weekend Away

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Today is going to be a quick post on what natural and organic products I took to Rome for a mini getaway to treat Mom for her birthday. For those of you who might not know, my mom had a breast cancer about a year and a half ago. She won, which pleases me to no end, but being aware of the limited time we had left, I got this idea in my head to whisk my mom away for her ultimate Birthday this year and I didn’t rest until I made that happen.
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Affordable Natural Products at Love Lula

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Affordable natural products - all from Love Lula
Affordable natural products – all from Love Lula

How are all of You, I hope You are well? Today I am coming at you with a post on natural and organic products that wonโ€™t break the bank โ€“ all available at one place, no less! Please step forward Love Lula! I have been meaning to do this post for a while nowย  and I got requested to do so via Love Lula Natural Beauty Club on Facebook, so this post is for you, my lovely readers. Shallย  we get started?

Clean and natural beauty is the place to be, thereโ€™s no question on that, but at the same time it might be overwhelming place, and with so many new brands focusing on โ€œluxe naturalโ€ (read = more expensive) products these days, one might make a quick assumption that green beauty is all expensive and out of reach for those of us on a budget. I certainly remember feeling this way at the start of my switch over a decade ago, when there were no online stores to order from (hard to believe, I know โ€“ even Love Lula didnโ€™t exist back then) and the only organic face balm cleanser I could find had a price tag of more than 50โ‚ฌ. Thankfully we all came a long way since, and I am here to help you find all the best natural stuff โ€“ without the hefty price tags! I have had a good long thinking session about it and here are my picks in all areas. Trust me, natural products can be done well even on a budget.

BLOOMTOWN โ€“ FOR BODY OILS, SCRUBS, SHAMPOO BAR & ROLL ONS AS A PERFUMES

Bloomtown is a brand I discovered when I tested/judged for The Beauty Shortlist Awards last year and it was so good I had to come back and blog about it (here). Practically all the items in the range are well under 10ยฃ and that price point pleases me so much. No palm oil and scents sooo good you just want to use this stuff over anything else you own. Contains perfume though, so it depends on your level of purity. I have a very sensitive skin and Iโ€™ve experienced no problems.

Ayumi products
Ayumi products

AYUMI โ€“ FOR SHAMPOOS, BODY OILS, SOAPS, SCRUBS, ETC

Another great budget brand to come to Love Lula recently(ish) is Ayumi โ€“ I wanted to know more as soon as I saw the products & I wrote my thoughtsย hereย andย here. Not everything is at purist level natural, so I skipped skincare and went mainly for products that I can wash off โ€“ shampoos, scrubs, which the whole family enjoyed and have repurchased or oils, which are clean. And good. I will continue to use the line and trying new products, want to try Sandalwood body oil next.

Alteya Organics Certified Organic Facial Sprays/ Mists
Alteya Organics Certified Organic Facial Sprays/ Mists

ALTEYA ORGANICS โ€“ FOR FLORAL WATERS AND ORGANIC FACE OILS

Alteya Organics is a brand that hails from Thracian Kings Valley in Bulgaria, they grow their own roses and produce not only essential oils but also natural products infused with them. I loved what I have tried so far and I can definitely recommend. As this is a post on a budget products, I would go for their certified organic floral waters, my favourite are rose and chamomile ones (reviewedย here) but thereโ€™s more to choose from and also their rosehip or jojoba face oils, again, certified organic โ€“ but without hefty price tag! Both really really good.

NATURA SIBERICA โ€“ FOR EVERYTHING, BODY CARE, HAIR CARE, SKIN CARE

There was the time that I was absolutely dying to try Natura Siberica because I knew they used extracts of wildcrafted plants, so I was hoping they were budget ISUN skincare, but they are not. Most of the stuff is way too fragranced for me to handle, so now I only go for shampoos, washes and body scrubs, but if you have no issues with fragrance, please feel free to sample the whole range, practically everything is budget priced, with some exceptions of targeted skincare.

NEALS YARD REMEDIES โ€“ FOR BABY RANGE AND HAND CREAMS

Neals Yard Remedies is a brand that has my respect for years, I have been a customer for the last five years if not more. Really good quality products with highly organic percentages, and the company does everything right in my mind. Anything that can be sustainable, is, anything that can be organic, is, anything that can be carbon free, is. I could go on, they were one of the firsts in the field, looong before it was trendy to care for the plants or the earth. While most of the products are not budget at all, I will admit to that, but may I bring your attention to their baby range, which is affordable and pure? And grab their hand cream while you are at it, I find them really good for the day time.

LABORATOIRE DU HAUT-SEGALA โ€“ FOR ORGANIC OILS, BUTTERS, FLORAL WATERS, ETC

They do lots of different pure and organic single ingredient oils, hydrosols, butters and some ready made products too. All Ecocert certified, no less. Perfect if you are a purist โ€“ a lot of their products are under 10ยฃ, just pick and choose what you want or need. Another brand you might want to check out is Balm Balm?

 

Organii Everyday Organics
Organii Everyday Organics

ORGANII โ€“ FOR BODY AND FACE CARE PLUS ORGANIC PATCHES

Organii was launched as a personal care brand by Pravera, one of the UKโ€™s leading distributors in the natural and organic skincare & cosmetics sector. The brand has a collection of 30+ products now including cream soaps, liquid soaps, shower gels, plasters, mouthwash, sun care, hand care, skin care and health care! Each product within the range is certified natural and organic; all the soaps and shower gels are ECOCERT1 certified, whilst the plasters carry the ICEAยฒ logo. All products other than the plasters are also Certified Vegan. See full reviewย here.

MAKE UP โ€“ย BENECOSย &ย LAVERA

These seem to be the most cost effective ranges from Love Lula. I think that you can do a nice make up look with cheap cosmetics, taking care of the skin is way more important โ€“ so I would skimp on make up and spend on skincare. While I am yet to try loads from Benecos myself, my blogger friend Evelyn from We Were Raised By Wolves just reviewed their make up, see itย here. I have a review on Lavera make up โ€“ see itย here. My own personal make up is a right mix of higher end and budget products. Higher price does not necessarily mean good product, so pick from all price ranges and stick with what works. I am yet to trade my Alverde brow products for something more pricy, because it works and why would I pay more, right? Same with lip liners, but I am yet to find cheapie mascara that would work for me, I keep trying but I canโ€™t win on this front for some strange reason.

 


Hereโ€™s what I would choose if I had to repurchase my stash all over again on a budget:

Body wash โ€“ย Ayumi Sandalwood & Jojoba Soap 100g โ€“ ยฃ2.49

Body scrub โ€“ย Ayumi Sandalwood Body Scrub 200ml โ€“ ยฃ6.99

Body oil โ€“Bloomtown The Hedgerow Nourishing Dry Oil 100ml โ€“ ยฃ10

Body cream โ€“ย Benecos Sea Buckthorn & Orange 150ml โ€“ ยฃ5.95

Shampoo โ€“ย Ayumi Argan & Sandalwood Hair Shampoo 250ml โ€“ ยฃ6.99

Conditioner โ€“ sorry, no recs, I use hair oils instead.

Hair Oil โ€“ย Ayumi Bio Active Growth Hair Oil 150ml โ€“ ยฃ8.99

Deodorant (sans soda) โ€“ย Elsaโ€™s Organic Skin Foods 45g โ€“ ยฃ12

Lip Balm โ€“ย Hurraw Moon Balm 4.3g โ€“ ยฃ4.99

Face cream โ€“ choose according to your skin type please. My own skin is uber sensitive and dermatitis prone, so understandably I am too afraid to switch my skincare, especially knowing from experience I react to 95% of other products when I do. It takes weeks weeks to heal an outbreak, so please excuse me if I wonโ€™t embark on this journey much further. Heard good things about Laidbare though?

Face oil โ€“ย Alteya Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil 20ml โ€“ ยฃ8.75

Make Up โ€“BENECOSย &ย LAVERA

Face/ Hair Mist โ€“ย Alteya Organics Certified Organic Rose Water 100ml โ€“ ยฃ7.20

Perfume โ€“ย Walden roll onsย orย Bloomtown roll ons 10ml โ€“ 4.80ยฃ

Etc โ€“ย Organii Organic Cotton Patches (from 2.95ยฃ),ย Lyons Cotton Face Cloth (only 1.99ยฃ),ย Preserve Razorsย ( 9.95ยฃ),

SEE MORE PRODUCTS ALL UNDER 20ยฃ HEre.

 

*A few thoughts after posting – You can also collect points to get ยฃยฃ off your next purchase, so make sure to create an account with them if you haven’t already. Also, watch the deals like a hawk (I know I do, it pays to follow me, lol!) as well as checking out their sale section frequently. They often have good sales on more expensive beauty products, but once they are gone, they are gone, so grab something you fancy fast. Another thing I would recommend you do is keeping an eye on this section here – you can get past beauty boxes for far much cheaper than the products are worth individually (with an added bonus of seeing what actually comes in the box), but once again, they go fast. Also remember Love Lula ships for free worldwide for all orders 15ยฃ plus – so easily done!

And last, but least of my tips – maybe, just maybe you might want to subscribe to Love Lula Beauty Box? It is perfect if you love surprises and want to try lots of clean products at a fraction of the cost! I have been getting the boxes for the last two years and I can vouch for it, amazing value guaranteed on a consistent basis – July’s box is worth whopping 101ยฃ – no kidding! The lowest I have seen is 49.95ยฃ and they are working hard at making the selection the best possible, you can expect everything from skincare, body care, hair care, less frequently make up. You know those flimsy one use sachet samples? Not here! Well, very rarely – you are almost guaranteed 3-4 full size products every month. Want a sneak preview on many boxes to date? Check my posts on All Things Love Lula here ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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