Natural beauty and well-being

24 December 2016

My Christmas little note

I just would like to wish you all an amazing Christmas with your loved ones. After a very intense year 2016 in the world, I hope  2017 will be synonym for Peace and Unity.

In the next coming weeks, I will have some great new things coming up for Mademoiselle Nature so stay tuned!

Also a big big thanks to everyone who follows me through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.

Wishing the Best to all of you and thanks again for your amazing support.


21 December 2016

Beauty box LoveLula November edition: check it out!

It is never too late to introduce you the November edition green beauty box from LoveLula. After the amazing September (here) and October (here) edition, the November one is by no means less appealing! Worth more than £50.00, you only pay the amazing price of £12.50 and get all the products below!

Madara hydra mask (12.5ml sample) // I love this brand. It is not a secret anymore. The SOS range is designed to restore moisture and glow to the skin and this is truly accomplish by the mask. It smells really nice. It has a rich texture. This is a non-rinsing deep moisturising treatment  that is welcome anytime your skin needs it. A while ago, I have tried the serum SOS and loved it too (see review here)! 

Humble Natural beauty hand cream (full size) // This hand cream is great at reparing and soothing dry hands. The effects are almost immediate, so big thumb up for the performance. The only downside for me is the smell: the Rose and Frankincense scent is slightly too strong to my taste.

Ooh! Oils of heaven Argan oil (sample) // I have loved the Ooh! Baobab oil (see here) and the Cacay oil, so can't wait to try their Argan oil. Rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E, Argan oil is meant to regenerate and soothe the skin. I love using it as a hair pre-beauty treat.

PHB skin brighten gel (full size) // This is quite an interesting product perhaps because of its gel texture. The transparent gel is quite watery as it uses healing and moisturising Aloe vera. It also contains some skin brightening ingredients such as Licorice extract. The Neroli scent is quite strong so if you don't like it, this one is not for you. It is meant to brighten and even skin tone, but can't comment on its long term performance yet.

MOA Green bath potion shot (10 ml product) // Can't wait to try this de-stress bath miracle potion packed of some of the best healing herbs: refreshing Peppermint, calming Yarrow, detoxifying Fennel and many more! The smell is completetely intoxicating. Will definitely come back to let you know if my excitement is justified.

Another great box from LoveLula! Hurry up and sign up here!

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13 December 2016

Perhaps the perfect Christmas gift : bodhi&birch body oils mini Collection

Christmas is approaching fast! If you are lacking of inspiration when it comes to Christmas shopping,  then I recommend you to check all the awesome Christmas beauty gift guide published by some of my fellow green beauty bloggers (aka Ana, Tianna, Amber, LillyRebecca, the Peridot's websites).
There is not a lot I need to add to this impressive list, but I do want to point you to a little treasure from the lovely english eco-luxe bodhi&birch. You know that I am a big fan of this brand (see here why) and I was very privileged to test the Body oils mini Collection. Here's why this Body oils mini Collection could be the perfect Christmas gift for your friends or family.

1// The smell of each body oil is incredible- from the uplifting Rose Geranium aroma of Sicilian Rose to the sensual Ginger/ Hyacinth scent of Chinois Blue to the tonic Fennel/Spruce of Nordic White. I love them all !

2// Each body oil feels incredibly luxurious. They all provide an intense glow and nourishement to the skin while sealing the moisture in.

3// All the botanical oils used for each product's formulation are organic.

4// The price (£20.00 for 3x15ml) is great considering what you get.

5// The packaging is minimalist yet really chic.

6// The Body oils mini Collection enables your friends& family to "get a proper feel of the products". Nice way to introduce them bodi&birch if they don't know the brand yet.

Get it here.

Happy Christmas shopping, and remember, shop smart!

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09 December 2016

Fall comforting textures

December- as much as I love this month for all the festivities it brings, I have to say that my skin tends to struggle a bit more and become more sensitive than usual because of the low temperatures and the rougher weather conditions.
However, I have find a really nice green beauty trio that really helps my skin through this cold period. Have a look below!

Barefoot SOS Nourishing Cleansing Cream (£20.00 for 125ml) //  
This cleanser is the perfect cleanser for dry and sensitive skin. It was part of the Lovelula Beauty box (see here). It has a very onctuous texture, and looks more like a rich lotion than a cleanser. Having said that, it does its job really well at gently cleansing and keeping the skin hydrated and supple thanks to the Rosa Mosqueta oil and Calendula extract it contains. I use it as a 2nd cleanser after the Antipodes Juliet cleanser (see review here). Happy about the performance in general.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (£21.99 for 75ml) // 
This mask is just a pure goodness in a tube! It smells amazing, it works amazing, I am super enthousiastic about this Antipodes beauty hero! I have recently reviewed it in more details here, but really this is one of the best masks I have tried recently.

Organic Surge Gardeners Hand Cream (£7.99 for 75ml) // 
My hands tend to get dry and irritated very easily since I' am often the bike (hello Amsterdam!). The wind and cold temperatures are the culprits but hang on: I have found the solution to keep them super soft, moisturised. This hand cream from Organic Surge has been my little hand saviour over the past couple of weeks. A small amount is enough to soothe and repair any red/dry/chapped patches. In addition, it smells really nice: a lovely mixture of Lime, Basil and Rosemary aromas!

All these goodies are available at Lovelula.

What do you think? Have you tried them?

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05 December 2016

Aura Manuka Honey mask from Antipodes- generously healing

A moisturising mask is the beauty essential I reach when the weather is cold/windy and my skin wants some comfort. I decided to test the Aura Manuka honey Mask from Antipodes thanks to the LoveLula Blogger program. Not only have I heard brilliant things about this mask, but it also seems it is really the product my skin needs at the moment. Check what I think below!

My opinion

There is no need to introduce the brillant green beauty brand coming all the way from New Zealand: Antipodes. In addition to a beautiful packaging, the brand uses Manuka honey as its star ingredient in their premium line including the popular Aura Manuka honey mask.

Just before talking in more details about the Aura mask, I thought it is necessary to explain a bit why Manuka honey is so special. Manuka honey, which originates from Manuka tree flowers, is reknown for its amazing and unique antibacterial properties thanks to the presence of a molecule called methylglyoxal. Due to its low pH and high viscosity, Manuka honey protects the skin but also boosts its healing processes. It reduces inflammation and draws moisture into the skin.
Be aware that not all Manuka honeys are equal in terms of quality, but the one sourced and used by Antipodes comes from "special hives located in very isolated areas" and derived from "the nectar of the white and pink flowers of wild-grown native Manuka shrubs".

Back to the Aura mask now! I would describe the mask as a very delicate medium thick cream that smells amazing - a very delightful sweet scent with a Vanilla and Mandarin hint. It smells wonderfully good, but it is great for the skin too! Let me explain. Twice a week, I apply onto cleansed skin after using the Juliet brigthening cleanser (see review here). I make sure I use quite a thick layer to maximise effects and I leave it for a good 30 min.
I rinse off with lukewarm water and here is what I observe: my skin is extra soft, calmed, nurtured, healed, lifted. I've been really impressed by the immediate results. My skin is not so much prone to breakouts so I can't really comment on that, but I would really think the Aura mask can really help to reduce any skin inflammation symptoms.

The Aura mask is the beauty solution to a lot of skin problems and I have been really delighted by the overall effect it gives to my skin. It retails at £21.99 for 75ml, not cheap but completely worth it.... Deeply in love it!

Available at LoveLula.

Have you tried it? what do you think?

Composition: aqua (water), Leptospermum scorparium mel (Manuka) Honey Active 20+, Persia gratissima (Avocado) oil, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, glycerol stearate, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate, Vittis vinifera (Vinanza grape grape seed) extract, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) oil, Metrosideros excelsa (Pohutukawa flower) extract, tocopherol (Vitamin E), essential oil fragrances of Vanilla & Mandarin. Contains Coumarin, d-limonene, linalool.

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