Natural beauty and well-being

27 February 2018

LoveLula February green beauty box: interesting selection

Another month has passed and it has been a little while since I haven't shown you the monthly Lovelula green beauty box content. So here it is -the February edition*, worth more than £65.00! You only pay the amazing price of £12.50 in the UK and only £17.50 (3 months subscription) if you live outside the UK and you get all the products below!

And not to forget, you also get a 20% discount on all the brands included in the box. So If you really like a product and would like to purchase it, jump on the offer! Back to the content now.

Madara exfoliating oil-to-milk scrub (full size- £24.00 for 60ml)
This is actually the 2nd time that the Madara face exfoliant features in a Lovelula green beauty box. I like it as it really does what it says on the packaging. The unctuous gel rich in Apricot oil and in small wax microbeads transforms into a milky emulsion once you mix a bit of water. It is a perfect skin smoother and really help to unify the skin. If you have a sensitive skin, I would perhaps use only a really tiny amount as I find this exfoliant almost working "too well".

Urban Veda Radiance hydrating toner (full size- £9.74 for 150ml)
Featuring Tumeric and botanical infusion of Marigold, Patchouli, and Coriander, this toner has everything to make my skin happy. Designed to even the skin tone and revitalize the skin, I can see this one becoming a beauty staple very soon. However, I have seen that the formulation is not as clean as I would expect to be. It also contains alcohol. So again, if your skin is usually reactive, patch test before use.

Ooh! Organic avocado hydrating facial oil (full size- £19.00 for 30ml)
So glad to see the latest beauty oil of Ooh! featuring in this box! Avocado oil is a dreamy oil for dry skins as it soothes and deeply nourishes the epidermis. I do not have a dry skin but the cold weather conditions have made my skin more sensitive and a bit more flaky than usual. To combat these symptoms, I mix my favorite moisturizer (see HERE) with 1 or 2 drops of this beautiful rich oil to add some nourishment. I also massage my hands with a few drops and they literally drink them up!

The generous sample contains enough to cream to cover at least a couple weeks of application. I have yet to try this moisturizer but by the look and the scent of it, it looks really nice. It features a whole bunch of skin super active ingredients such as botanical oils and plant extracts to hydrate, protect and revitalize the skin. Stay tuned, I will give you a quick feedback on Instagram as soon I have tried it.

Another great box from Love Lula. Hurry up and sign up HERE!

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13 February 2018

Valentine's day top beauty tips

     Love is in the air...Valentine's day is tomorrow! Are you ready?  If not, don't worry. I've got you covered.
I am sharing with you my top 4 beauty tips to be and feel gorgeous for that unique occasion!

1- Exfoliate from top to toes
Get that smooth and unbelievably soft skin by buffing away dead cells and impurities. Opt for a gentle skincare exfoliant such as the Kimberly Sayer gentle Almond and Lavender exfoliant (see HERE) or the Madara Peel mask (see HERE) to simply reveal a more luminous complexion. For the body, I love the Ren Moroccan Rose Otto body polish (see HERE) for its incredible smoothing action on the skin.

2- Indulge your skin with body oil 
Embrace that satin-feel and shimmering skin after massaging the body with a luxurious oil after showering.You don't need a lot but a few drops will do miracles in hydrating the skin while enveloping it with a delicate scent your loved one will not forget! Best is to apply onto damp skin- without forgetting to apply a small amount onto the pulse points (wrists, inner elbow etc). I strongly recommend the Bodhi&Birch body oils (see HERE), the most aromatic body oils I know on the market!

3- Focus on the lips
Dare to try something new for that special evening especially when it comes to lipsticks and colors. At the end of the day, you don't need to have the "perfect "makeup look but a unified complexion and a nice red touch on the lip will be enough to give you that wow factor. RMS beauty offers a range of fabulous lip balms with really interesting shades- the Content shade is a lovely not too dark red shade worth to check!

4- Be yourself
You are the star of the evening, so no matter what, YOU make that evening special, neither your makeup, hairstyle or outfit. Enjoy that special moment, treasure kindness and be thankful to be with your special one.

Wishing everyone a lovely Valentine's day! What are your plans?

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05 February 2018

Green make-up reviews: RMS Beauty and Dr Haushka

Today's post is a little bit different: I will be talking about make-up, yes! I don't write often about make-up; the simple reason being is that I am quite picky and I have always been struggling with finding green make-up that really suits me. I know, I know. I generally find the textures too heavy or greasy and not matte enough. I may have to experiment a bit more...
The hunt for my "suitable " green make-up is still on the go. And today, I am happy to present a few items that I have picked at LoveLula*. Love or hate? Find out below!

The RMS Beauty "Un"cover-up  (£34.00)
The little concealer shot fame already a while ago amongst all the beauty bloggers and beauty users. I thought I really had to try it, although I remained at first skeptical about its texture but moreover its performance. The blend is mainly made of Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, beeswax and a blend of minerals that gives that light tinted coverage. I find the pot really cute but not really hygienic especially since you have to "work the concealer out" a bit to warm it up and get the right amount on your fingers. Having said that, it doesn't feel too greasy or heavy and really covers well any red marks or small blemishes.  I also use a tiny amount underneath the eyes to lighten and smooth out the areas. As an overall, will I call the magical touch? Not really. I like it but I am not wowed... not sure why.

The RMS Beauty Swift shadow garden Rose GR-19 (£19.00)
I owe this one a review for a long time. If you follow my blog, you have probably seen it being featured in my top 2017 beauty/make-up products! I am a big fan of pressed shadows as I don't have too much time to play around with loose mineral eyeshadows. I have green eyes, so I tend to go for pink/purple tones to highlight the color.
The Garden Rose eyeshadow clearly delivers an awesome result and I am very impressed! But what really impresses me the most is that the shadow applies really easily, by gliding over the lid and stays nicely all day long without even cringing. Made with soft and natural ingredients, the formula is really gentle making it really suitable for sensitive eyes. I will for sure repurchase this one and will be also trying other shades too! The RMS eyeshadow has quite a high price tag but is completely worth the purchase.

The Dr. Haushka eyeshadow Solo Lilac 7 (£13.50)
 I have been using this it a bit less regularly than the RMS eyeshadow but still occasionally reach it. Although the color may seem a bit summery, the Lilac shade looks beautiful no matter the seasons we are in. And more importantly, it combines very well green eyes too. As I said, the color is very pretty but appears slightly less "intense" on the eyes, which is totally fine. It has less shimmer than the RMS eyeshadow and provides a more matte finish on the eyelid. I often use the little brush that comes with it and find it quite practical. At the end of the day, the Dr. Hauskha eyeshadow is a pleasant surprise and considering the price, it is definitely a make-up item I would consider repurchasing.

What do you think? What are your favorite eyeshadows?

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