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So, with Mother’s day fast approaching, you might be wondering what to get that wonderful mom of yours? Let me help – I feel it’s best if I chose all products from one stop shop to save you time, and what better shop than Love Lula? I will also keep this post short and sweet as not to take up too much of your time. I chose the products I love and believe would make a good presents. Most of them have reviews, and if they don’t, they are on the way. Existing reviews will be linked down below in the case you would love to read more in depth about products. Continue reading “Natural Mother’s Day Gifts – All From Love Lula”
Hope you are all well! Today my post is more aimed at my US and Canadian readers, which makes a big portion of my followers – THANKS GUYS!! . The main reason for my post is to let you know that TheDetoxMarket.com & TheDetoxMarket.ca are both giving away awesome Bliss Bundle, valued at more than 240$ (300$ CA) that will be added to all orders 200$ US (260$ CA respectively) – no code needed. (One bundle per customer while stocks last, and some exclusions are applied, make sure to read the small print) Of course The Detox Market ship nearly worldwide, but bear in mind the postage ain’t cheap, so it is up to you to weigh your options
Let’s see what’s in the amazing bundle first and I will talk about my favourite products as a suggestions to what you might choose to get to that 200$ US/ 260$ CA order, ok?
INNERSENSE HYDRATING MASK – 4oz 30$ Value (full size)
PA + G FACIAL SERUM CONCENTRATE – FULL SIZE 39$ VALUE
SLEEP MASK BY PLUME 25$ VALUE
OULI’S OINTMENT, ALL PURPOSE – FULL SIZE 20$ VALUE
HYNT BEAUTY SKIN PREP BIOACTIVE MARINE COMPLEX – FULL SIZE 44$ VALUE
PURSOMA DIGITAL DETOX BATH – FULL SIZE, 34$ VALUE
VAPOUR ORGANIC BEAUTY MESMERIZE EYELINER IN INK – FULL SIZE, 20$ VALUE
SOAPWALLA SENSITIVE SKIN LAVENDER MINT DEODORANT CREAM – TRAVEL SIZE, 8% VALUE
And now for my recommendations in form of my own favourite products. I’ll list them all with the links to the reviews or links to posts where I talk more about them in great detail where apt. You just pick and choose whatever you want to get, ok?
RAHUA VOLUMINOUS SHAMPOO
My Holy Grail of all green beauty shampoos, and I never want to be without it ever again. Sounds quite dramatic, but hear me out – I have suffered two years of bad hair days trying to switch my shampoo to a clean version, and after two friggin years I wasn’t sure whether to cry and go back to the conventional shampoos or tear my hair out (or rather bird nest at that stage) and keep persevering with natural shampoos that never worked for me. Until RAHUA happened. See full review here and you will know that even though this is quite pricy for a shampoo, to me, it is worth every penny. Last for six months and never gives me any scalp issues 99% of the shampoos did. My Holy Grail if You will.
Rare Indigo is a miraculous product for my dermatitis prone skin. Get this, one sample pot of it was enough to impress me so much that I included it into my Yearly Favourites in 2016, the year I discovered it. I went on to purchase a few full sized versions of it since. I have also had The Bean mask and the The Vitality Elixir Facial Serum, both of them are dreamy. See full review here. The ingredients in each product are outstanding – and I dream of the day I will come into money and will be able to treat myself to the whole Mahalo collection without giving any thought to budgeting.
MAY LINDSTROM THE BLUE COCOON
Another version of the balm with the ultra healing blue tansy in it (hence the blue colour). After a few samples I splurged on a full size this year, and I am in love!
DR.ALKAITIS ORGANIC SOOTHING GEL
W3LL PEOPLE MAKE UP
W3LL People is a brand that has my heart, even though they left EU a while ago. Their Bio Tint Multi-action Moisturizer with SPF30 quickly took over as my favourite facial SPF product, and mascara is amazeballs too. Dreading the day I will run out of both. I am about to reviews them soon, but in the meantime check my thoughts in a bit more detail here and see me using a few products in this post titled Natural Make Up Look Using Natural & Organic Products – sans filters, no less!
Ps. W3LL People, if you are reading this – you need to come back to the EU ASAP! I’ll start a campaign if it needs to be! Yes, I am that serious.
Those Caffeine sheet masks are so great – they make your skin red carpet ready, no less. Whenever my skin is seriously misbehaving – red, blotchy, irritated, dry in places – I always reach for it and it never disappoints. See full review and my tips on how to make them work 3x longer here.
Another Holy Grail and a firm favorite – I am never without one for the last five year. I love all of them, but Moon Balm is my nr1 – it has different texture than the rest of them and it is perfect for nights and winter time.
Two things are absolute standouts for me – their Duet Perfecting Concealer and Pinkibelle, one of their Aria lipsticks. All of the line seems really nice and pure, samples I’ve had never disappointed me and I plan to pick up more products in the near future. Now let’s talk about the products I absolutely love – the concealer is the most full coverage concealer green beauty has to offer. It is one of the hardest working products in my stash – used daily for the last five years, or more, I can’t really remember when I discovered it. I tried numerous clean concealers since, but I always go back to it. A true Holy Grail indeed! See reviews on it here and here. Pinkibelle is more recent discovery and a favourite for very subjecting reason – it is my perfect nude I’ve been looking for for so many years! See me modeling it here.
Living Libations products are one of a kind when it comes to quality, once you will try, soon you will want everything! Sea Buckthorn Best Skin Ever, Dew Dab, shampoos, Zest The Best, Everybody Loves Sunshine with Zinc and dental products are what I’ve tried to date, and I am in love with all of them. Can I have a lifetime subscription to all of them please? And every product I haven’t tried, please?
RMS Beauty Mod Palette
Cult classic in the green beauty, this brand needs no introduction. See me working their Mod palette here.
Another great natural make up brand I’ve used and never reviewed – oops! Love their foundation, primer and multiples.
Any of their supplements is great, and now that are on sale, even better!
Ah, Lotus Wei – you had my heart since the first spritz and swipe… Not only these flower essences work on a cellular level, bu they also contain essential oils and smell ahmaaazing (flower essences don’t smell of anything interestingly enough) and I want to own every single one of them! Review here for those of you interested.
Amazing line for troubled skin like mine. The cleanser is really gentle and their Bio Regenerating Rosehip Oil is stuff of the legends – seriously, it has been on every editor’s “best products” list. For a good reason I’d add, it is seriously the best. It contains oil not from the rosehip seeds, but from the fruit itself too, making it superior to other rosehip oils on the market. One bottle lasts over a year, and if you are looking for natural alternative for retinols, look no further!
HONUA BEAUTY WATER
I was a lucky duck to win this via Instagram competition, and I have to say I love it a lot. Does not irritate my sensitive skin at all. This is one of the products that you can FEEL working on your skin – enzyme exfoliant will reveal new skin underneath in no time. A repurchase for sure!
And if you still will have some space left over, you can get either gua sha or jade roller – you know you want to 🙂
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As you might know, Love Lula is not only awesome online shop, but they do their own monthly beauty box – which feels like Christmas or Birthday present each month, mind you! I don’t know about you, but I certainly am looking forward to getting it each month. I *might* be stalking postman like a hawk around the time I expect my package. What? He has my precious Love Lula goodies, it is allowed 🙂 They ship worldwide, and the price is 14.95£ monthly recurring for UK customers, and for us international gals there are two options of three months (52.50£) or a year (210£) including post and packaging. It is all well worth it in my opinion as your money will go far and beyond with this beauty box – let me tell you the boxes are most likely be 60£ or more in value! The lowest I have seen is 49£ I think – if that isn’t a great value for money, then I don’t know what is. You are guaranteed to get 2-3 full sized products in every box each month, but they often go far and beyond that – February’s beauty box contains 5 full size natural beauty products and it’s worth £60- see, told you it is amazing value! Even if you will get samples, they are most likely be deluxe or travel size, I think I have seen sachet samples twice in over a year.
A Pure, Potent Essential Oil Elixir For Anointing On The Spot
Helps Soothe Tiny Lines, Little Bumps & Blemishes That Somehow Appear Overnight
DewDab Brings Balance To Troubled Skin & Banishes Couperose, Discolorations & Scars
Organic / Wildcrafted Ingredients, Paraben free, Sulfate free, any nasties free in fact! Cruelty-free too, as it is important to us.
Simply tilt the bottle to release one drop onto your fingertip and apply directly to the spot. A little dab will do! Dab directly, undiluted or as beautiful additive to any cream or serum.
Cape ChamomileEssential Oil(Eriocephalus punctulatus) – Captivating cape chamomile’s exudes a beautiful, fine fruity-floral fragrance that is one of my favorite aromas. Cape chamomile has a high content of rare, nourishing ester and azulene compounds that impart a teal blue hue to soothe all manner of skin imbalances. This rejuvenating essence regulates sebum and softens the appearance of scars, and spots.
Rose Otto Essential Oil (Rosa damascena) – Regal rose otto is a steam-distilled divination from the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria and has been an integral ingredient in skincare preparations for centuries. Poets, writers, and mystics have extolled the heart-warming effects of rose otto, which opens the heart to love. Beyond its angelic aroma and healing vibrations, rose otto is the most precious, sought-after, and medicinally majestic oil of any rose variety. Divine grace for beauty and face, radiant rose revives every filament of our being with its elegant essence. It takes sixty roses to make one drop of rose otto essential oil! The ‘otto’ in rose otto, refers to its steam distillation process. This is the only type of rose essence one wants to use in skincare. Soothing to the heart and smoothing to skin, rose otto is a key ally in dermal rejuvenation, inviting balance and beauty.
Cypress Essential Oil (Cypress sempervirens) – Strengthening cypress oil is a calming, fortifying tonic. Cypress is stellar for sluggish skin.
Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii) – This is a holy, quintessential essence for cultivating the skin’s reverence. Liquid pearls from the tree of life, frankincense is distilled from the resinous sap of the tree. Anointed and inhaled in spiritual ceremonies for thousands of years, this fine, fragrant oil increases the skin’s resilience. Holding the wisdom of the ages, frankincense is formidable for soothing the appearance of scars, smoothing uneven skin, and minimizing the appearance of melasma. This oil is a terrific tonic that has been used for thousands of years to fortify skin.
Immortelle Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum) – Everlasting immortelle is stellar and shines divine for all kinds of skincare. This fragrant-floral oil is wild-crafted on the island of Corsica where the flowers prosper with ocean breezes and sunshine. The flowers grow at an altitude of 4,000 feet on the rocky countryside cliffs. Immortelle aids in abating the appearance of scars, spots, melasma, redness and fine lines. This multifaceted gem of an oil is uplifting emotionally as well.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula angustifolia) – Languid lavender is famed for its ability to soothe body and mind. This gentle-yet-powerful skin tonic makes it perfect for fading the appearance of scars, spots, melasma, and uneven skin tone. The lovely scent of lavender caresses the senses, letting nervous tension go and lessening mental restlessness. Lavender is a lullaby to the spirit and skin.
my thoughts and verdict
So, what do I think of this product? Well, I have only one thing to say – LOVE!! Anyone who has read any posts of mine about any Living Libations products, would know that the brand truly has my heart! And this is no exception – this is a true powerhouse of healing ingredients in one tiny bottle and I thoroughly enjoyed, err, I mean tested all of it – the right word would be tested. Camomile, rose and immortelle are all powerful natural healers, while lavender is soothing to the skin, the formula is perfected to the T. I also should add that this helps heal the skin and diminish the inflammation on the blemish area, this is not one of those products where you would apply and the zit magically disappears overnight. I felt it is important to distinguish the difference so everyone would be on the same page.
Do I have anything negative to say about this product? Nope. One tiny thing comes to mind, I wish this was in the roller packaging instead of the traditional essential oil bottle, but that’s about it. It is really not a negative per se, it is just my personal preference, so don’t hold it against Living Libations 🙂 The price point might seem high to some of you, especially if you are new to the green beauty world. I too thought that at first, but now that I know that Living Libations quality is second to none, I am happy to give them all of my money 🙂
So there you have it, my post for today. Have you bought anything from Dutch Health Store? What was your experience and what product do you like the most from them? Tell me below, so I could add them to my wishlist 💕
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So it is that time of the year, wonderful time of the year, my favourite time of the year – Green Beauty Yearly Favourites time of the year. If Green Life In Dublin Green Beauty Awards existed, these would be it! So let’s get started, shall we? We all know I love to talk and to review good products, so majority of them will have reviews either on their own, or as part of Favourites posts – so be sure to hit that search box either here or in my previous blog with 400+ posts here. Just a reminder, my skin is dry, uber sensitive and dermatitis prone. Hair is thin, but lots of it, with a sensitive scalp to boot. Lucky girl, I know 🙂
(Full disclosure, some, but not all, of the links are affiliate links, and I thank You for using them - they are at no extra cost to you as a consumer. All products mentioned here are tested thoroughly by me, and truly my Holy Grail products - I would never recommend anything that isn't my true favourite. Some of the products date back for years and haven't left my Yearly Favourites for well, years! I also want to point out that Google collects data while you browse my blog, but I think we all know that at this point.
All amazing for different reasons, but I LOVE them equally. Mahalo has a review here, all others are still waiting their turn. After being a face oil fiend for years and years, I had to give them up due to developing dermatitis (which hates oils) but I still add them for winter, when my skin isn’t coping very well on it’s own in the harsh elements.
Please let me explain why I chose these balms that are both uber expensive – it is purely because I need all the healing help I can get with my dermatitis, which sometimes flares up for no apparent reason, and blue tansy, which is present in both products, seems to be the magic that heals my skin. It is my face after all! While Mahalo Rare Indigo is a firm fave for the last three years (just check my 2017 & 2016 Favourites posts), I wanted to change things up a bit this year and purchased Blue Cocoon, which seems to be equally impressive. Pricy as they are, both jars last a year, which makes me justify the price point for them. I see more blue balms popping here and there, so I intend to try more of them out.
Kimberly Sayer is what I used for the last four years or so, but it might be overthrown by the next two, which are newer discoveries, but oh-so-impressive. I’ll talk about them soon. W3LL People, if you are reading this, come back to EU! I’ll campaign to make it happen if I’ll need to!
I hope this was in any way interesting and/or helpful to you, and if it leads to at least one person finding a good product, then my work is done. Please be on the lookout for the reviews of many of these products, and let me know your favourites as well, so I could check them out!
One of my last posts this year is the post I think all of you going to enjoy – mine and a few fellow green beauty blogger’s Christmas Wishlists! I did one last year (see here) so I am continuing it as a beautiful tradition 🙂
P.S. I will link to everyone’s Instagram pages, so please make sure to hop over there and give these wonderful ladies a follow! Sharing green beauty love all around, and it feels so good.
Sarya Couture make up vegan face brush (102 face curve)
I love vegan make up brushes and this looks perfect for base as the curved shape will allow me to get in to the contours of the face!
Annane Sensitive skin serum
This brand is a bit of a splurge, but having tried it before I know the quality of the formulations is worth it. My skin has a tendency towards redness and sensitivity and this serum looks like a perfect match for me.
Kjaer Weis Collectors kit
I am a big fan of both refillable make up and the Kjaer Weis formulas, which I have been using for years. The collectors kit is the ultimate tool for make up on the go that can be filled up with Kjaer Weis colours of your choice. Simply gorgeous.
ByBi Bakuchiol Booster
Bakuchiol is a new plant based ingredient that is getting a lot of attention due to its retinol like properties on the skin. This booster also features olive squalane, which my skin loves!
Lina Hanson Global Treasures
Balms a must for winter parched skin and Lina Hanson is a brand that has really impressed me with their ingredients and formulas. This balm looks beautiful and even has gold leaf on the top! Really luxurious.
Today is the day I have to get over myself and bring out less than positive feedback on products and brands – even if it brings me out in rash! As a natural people pleaser I want to be nice to everyone around me, and I am always about support for fellow green beauty sisters! Green Beauty community is largely nice and supportive, and in my mind I would like everyone to get along well and be supportive of one another. But at the same time I know there are undercurrents in it, as any other industry. This post is not about throwing people under the bus or some people’s or brands kind of nasty behaviour behind the scenes – although I could tell a few stories.
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Today I am coming at you with a review of some fabulous natural perfumes that are still into my Top Three Favourites, ever since they launched a little more than a year ago, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.
Walden Natural Perfumes are 100% natural and made from the finest absolutes, resins and essential oils in the world. They are named after Henry David Thoreau’s seminal novel Walden. Part meditation, part handbook for simple living in natural surroundings the book has inspired countless readers and Walden Perfumes is proud to follow in those footsteps. Offering a natural alternative to mass-produced fragrances made by industrial processes and shilled by celebrities, Walden Perfumes is proud to return to the glory days of real perfumery when fragrances were made by hand in small batches from natural ingredients of the finest quality. They are housed in simply stunning bottles, they are very simplistic, but elegant, there’s chunky square glass bottle with a wooden lid and a simplistic label. The fragrance feels very decadent and luxurious to me, exactly the way I like my perfumes to be. There’s five scents to choose from.
A Little Star-Dust: Ylang Ylang, Iris & Jasmine with Amyris & Tonka Bean
(Finalist for ‘Best Natural Beauty Product’, Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017) A Different Drummer: Pepper, Cedarwood, Amber, Amyris & Sandalwood Castles in the Air: Citrus, Tropical Flowers and Lavender The Solid Earth: Petitgrain, Vetiver, Patchouli Oil & Amyris Two Eternities: Wild Roses, Jasmine, Iris, Bergamot & Sweet Orange Oil
I chose “A Different Drummer” one as it appealed the most to me, and I am pleased to say I got it right (sandalwood and amber – yes please!) – I can’t stop oohing and aahing over it ever since I got it! I fully intend to try samples of them all as the time goes by, “A Little Star Dust” is calling my name too, but I am sure “A Different Drummer” will be in my favourites forever. When first applied, it can be a little heady and strong, but soon sinks into your skin and transforms into a natural scent that smells classy and exotic at the same time, almost one of a kind! I like not smelling like everyone else, and that is exactly that type of a smell. Choosing fragrance is very personal to me, and that is why I am so picky about it, I reject 95% of the fragrances easily. That is why I am so chuffed with myself for getting it right from the very start with Walden. The scent can easily be worn by men or women, I noticed my hubby sneakily using it too. I simply adore this scent and I am simply under the spell and utterly in love with it! I look forward to wearing it – that is saying something, believe me. Well done, Walden Natural Perfumes, your products are simply exquisite! I am looking forward to wearing them for years to come. As you can see from the photos, I love it so much that I invested in a baby roll version of it, so I could carry it with me at all times!
The fragrances are available in a few different formats, 50ml bottles, 15ml purse sprays, 10ml oil based roll ons, cutest baby roll ons bottles that you can fit in any sized purse, and of course, sample sizes, so you can try before you buy. Don’t you love samples? All available via LoveLula.
(free shipping worldwide for all orders £15+ woohoo or what?)
That’s it for today. Have you tried Walden natural perfumes yet and which one is your favourite? What natural perfumes are you guys loving? Please share with me, I would love to know!
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