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Tried & Tested: Inika’s BB Cream

With 80% organic ingredients (the highest percentage of any BB Cream), Inika Certified Organic BB Cream is a three-in-one formula to simplify your mornings, naturally. This BB Cream combines a silky primer, moisturiser, and foundation all in one convenient pump pack. Inika Certified Organic BB Cream contains natural Prickly Pear, Pomegranate Oil, Avocado and Jojoba Oils to keep the skin hydrated and plump all day. This formula works wonderfully with the warmth of the fingertips, blending into a seamless finish. Prickly Pear Oil moisturises and softens the skin, intensely hydrating the skin. It is deeply penetrating – helping create soft, younger […]

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Tried & Tested: La Mav Organic BB Cream

What on earth did I wear before BB creams? Probably the second greatest invention, after mascara, of the century. Back when I was at school I tried the minimal makeup thing and used a tinted moisturiser (spoiler alert, they’re rubbish). Obviously, a little tint in a moisturiser was not going to cover my teenage acne so I ended up doubling up my coverage with concealer, foundation, powders, camouflage cream… you get the idea! When BB creams first hit the market I assumed they were just tinted moisturisers, re-branded, and was pretty hesitant to give them a try. But, as you […]


Tried & Tested: Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara

My allergies have been flaring up at the moment and seems to affect me really badly each morning. If you’ve ever tried applying mascara mid sneezes, while also trying to combat watery eyes, you’ll appreciate a good waterproof mascara. Lucky for me, I had recently purchased the Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara. Introducing the only natural waterproof mascara on the market! A one-of a kind product formulated with organic avocado and mamey oils, that nourish and fortify lashes. About Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara Volumising, full black coverage and amazing 24-hour wear. Essential for the beach, yoga, the gym, exercise, social occasions and a busy […]

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Spotlight on: Burt’s Bees

Many years ago, long before I got onto the natural bandwagon, I was in search of a good body moisturiser. I was already pretty clued up on mineral oil and knew to avoid products that contained it (other than being a dirty petrochemical by-product, it actually dehydrates your skin) so scanned the ingredients lists to find quality products. I came across a product by Burt’s Bees and was instantly sold by what I read. I fell in love after trying it. This was by far one of the most effective moisterisers I had used! Since then, I’ve always had a […]


Tried & Tested: Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant

I’ve been receiving seasonal beauty boxes from Flora & Fauna thanks to my very thoughtful future sister-in-law which has significantly helped my efforts in reviewing products. And also had the added bonus of getting Mr T off my back about my cosmetics spending. My summer box included a stick of Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant and I was keen to put it to the test. Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant is a pure crystalline substance, composed of natural minerals, which helps control body odour in a simple and natural way by stopping growth of odour causing bacteria on the skin. The low down on crystal […]

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Natural Skincare for Acne Prone Skin

I know a thing or two about acne. Since my early teen years to now I’ve been figuring out a few things about dreaded pimples. I can’t say I’ve solved the pimple problem entirely, but I’ve given it a good crack. These are my tips to assist on your path to healthy skin. 1. Keep it clean This one is a no brainer really, as everyone should be washing their face each day! I love oil cleansing. It’s so good at removing making, regulating oil production and keeping my skin hydrated. I’ve written about it previously, here, if you’re keen […]


The 5 Make-Up Brushes You Actually Need

Sure, getting your fingers working is quick and easy, but using brushes will help take your makeup application from amateur to professional. It’ll make application and blending so much easier and look way more flawless. But where do you start? 1. A foundation brush to really buff the product in and blend it together seamlessly. Here’s a tip I learned from watching a Kylie Jenner tutorial: don’t use the brush like a paint brush, i.e. brush strokes, instead use it to dab/buff out the foundation. Regardless of what you think of her, the girl knows makeup. I tried this method and […]

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W3ll People Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick

Tried & Tested: W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick 

No doubt you’ve figured out by now how much I love multi-tasking products. Right now, I’m loving my W3LL PEOPLE Color Stick as both a lip tint and a blush. You see, these hard working products offer more than one benefit and take up half the space in your make-up kit. W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick: This all-natural, magic colour stick for eyes, cheeks and lips will take your entire look from drab to fab in seconds. The creamy formula has a satiny smooth, weightless texture – free from all harsh, artificial chemicals and petroleum. So, there is no heavy, […]


Beauty Essentials: Makeup in under 10 Minutes

  If you’re anything like me you hit the snooze button more often than not. A few extra precious zzz’s easily becomes prioritized over getting ready for work. Or maybe you are just generally time-poor thanks to one too many commitments or even motherhood. Whatever the reason, your beautyifying regime shouldn’t suffer the consequences. I’ve downsized my daily beauty regime to the essentials, to get me out the door in 10 minutes or less. These are my secrets & top products: Step 1: Create a Perfect Base Totally optional, but recommended. Starting from a tanned base will instantly make your […]

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Dr Organic Deodorant Tried & Tested

Now that the weather’s heating up it’s super important to be investing in good quality, reliable deodorant. I’ve been rotating with a few old favourites and trialing some newbies – including Dr. Organic Deodorant.  The run down: 50ml cream formula Organic Ingredients Free of Aluminium, SLS, Parabens and Alcohol, as well as artificial colours, fragrances and preservative GMO Free Roll-on deodorant Comes in a glass bottle, so when you’re done pull off the top and recycle Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans The Formula: This antibacterial deodorant is a liquid cream roll-on, ideally suited for all skin types including sensitive. It’s super […]