Smells like the beach: Alba Botanica Coconut Milk Facial Wash Review

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Alba Botanica was a completely new brand to me, but it’s definitely my kind of range; affordable, 8-% certified organic ingredients, soap free and ph balanced. I also love the retro bottle and it smells amazing. This Coconut Milk Facial wash is actually more of a cleansing cream; I certainly didn’t feel any foaming activity but I prefer this kind of cleanser; it’s just a little more gentle. This cleanser is supposed to work well […]

I went to Lush for a free magazine and left with all this…

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I popped into Lush yesterday to pick up a free magazine for my work colleague and ended up picking 6 new skincare/haircare items. D’oh! I’ve noticed the stores now have a new look – it’s cleaner, I guess a little more commercial but quite nice to browse in. Is it me or does it stink less? I didn’t have to hold me breath anyway! Here is my ‘accidental’ haul: Ocean Salt Face Scrub (why?! There’s […]

What have you done to my skin?! Neals Yard Rose Water Toner Review

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I’ll keep this one short and sweet. A few weeks ago I purchased Neal’s Yard Rosewater Toner because it was one I had used many moons about as a teenager (I am SURE it was almost 100% pure rosewater back then) and loved. Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alcohol denat., Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Rosa damascena (Rose) essential oil, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Potassium sorbate, Coco-glucoside, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool. Now, this was the […]

Introducing a Halal Make Up Range: Samina Akhter’s Pure Mineral Make Up Range

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The UK’s first Halal make up range has been launched by Muslim business woman, Samina Akhter, called Pure Makeup. When I think of Halal I usually think of food, but in the context of make up, it means that none of the ingredients will contain alcohol or animal by products. Samina’s make up is made in accordance to strict Islamic Law. I did a quick interview with Samina Akhter to ask her about the rage […]

Whoops: Neals Yard Haul, Rose Water, Organic Lip Formula, Eucalyptus Pastilles

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Silly me! I had a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Neals Yard store and I had gone to buy a new toner, nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately I ended up hauling lots of things, creams and potions for my mum and aunt, but also a few things for myself. The shop itself is really nice and very tempting….like apothecary (remember when Space NK was, Space NK apothecary?!) What I ended up keeping: I […]

Good Stuff Rich Acai Berry & Dead Sea Salt Exfoliating Body Scrub

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My biggest problem with body scrubs is that they are either too scrubby or too gentle. I always want something inbetween – hydrating but also able to give me brighter skin. I was sent this Good Stuff Organics Acai Berry and Dead Sea Salt Scrub to try. I’ve never heard of Good Stuff Organics before – their products are free of parabens, suflates and synthetic dyes. They say this product will: * Purify & exfoliate. […]

A healing solution for eczema: Inlight Organics Naturally Calming Balm Review

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My skin is not without a few itchy, dry patches – I had eczema has a child and at its worse it affected my face after I had been in warm conditions. I have more or less grown out of the condition although people around me have quite a lot of difficulties – my cousins have both grown up with extreme (as in stay in the special care section of a hospital) eczema and Mr […]

Speed Review: Naturtint Reflex Non Permanent Hair Dye

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A few months ago I got my hands on this Naturtint Non Permanent Hair Dye to try out. Regular readers know I have to be careful with what hair dye I use because of my highly sensitive scalp. I have used Naturtint permanent dyes before with success but I didn’t want anything with too much commitment (I knew I was going to the salon a month later). The Naturtint Reflex hair dye is non permanent […]

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