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Monday, 19 October 2015

motherlylove / product review / natural / pregnancy / massage oils

I have received these three products to try from this company. Straight away I was impressed with the packaging of these products.


Stretch mark massage oil
As I have already been pregnant several times before I do already have stretch marks but I did find that with this oil it did help to ease the itchiness that you get when your skin stretches so I would recommend this even if you already have stretch marks to limit the itchiness and keep your skin supple.
My skin is very sensitive as I have eczema so I have to be careful with oils like this that I don't have a reaction but I had no redness or any reaction to this product.
I also really liked the smell of this as the lime stood out and was very pleasant which was a big plus because stretch mark oils usually smell quite strong.
Due date pulse point oil
This was a product that I've not really used before but I thought it was actually quite nice and refreshing and I have used it even after being pregnant.
It has a dominant scent of grapefruit which is very pleasant and not overpowering.
Soothing massage oil for feet
I was very impressed with this oil as I have tried quite a few different oils for my feet and the biggest problem I had was that my feet felt very slippery afterwards. I didn't have that problem with this oil as it seemed a little bit thicker and also absorbed very well into the skin and was quick drying.
This also has a light refreshing scent, this time of peppermint.
So overall I was very impressed with each of these products and would recommend to anyone who is pregnant but also to use after pregnancy.
What I also like about these products is all the carrier oils (vegetable) and essential oils are chosen for their nearest to nature quality.
Please see the website above for similar products and there is also some great tips and advice on there too.

Monday, 13 July 2015

trishs honey products sample / review / natural skin care / eczema / dry skin

I received some great natural skin products from this company

Olive oil honey and Shea butter body balm and sweet almond oil honey and Shea butter body balm
These types of body balms are great for people who experience problems with eczema, like me, or even very dry skin because they give the skin moisture but don't contain the harsh chemicals found in other non-natural products and they aren't as greasy as a moisturiser.
They are absorbed well into the skin and I had no itchiness or redness.
I like the smell of both as they have a lovely light fragrance but the almond oil one is particularly refreshing.

Natural hand cream with beeswax olive oil coconut oil and vitamin e.
This has a thinner consistency than the others and I wondered at first if it wouldn't absorb as well into the skin but I was not disappointed it worked well and did not leave a greasy residue
Again I had no reaction itchiness or redness and my skin felt really smooth after use.
I also like the fact that this hand cream contains vitamin e which is something I look for.

Intensive hand and body butter
This was my favourite product that I tried. My particular problem area with my eczema is my hands and so this product came in very useful for me.
Its a bit thicker than the hand cream and like all the other products it absorbs well into the skin.
I also found that if I applied this in the morning I did not need to apply it again that day as I find with most hand products which was definitely a bonus for me.

Lip balm with honey beeswax olive oil coconut oil vitamin e
A nice light lip balm with neutral colour so can be worn under lipstick as a base or on top to give a nice sheen.
Absorbs well into the lips keeping them nicely moisturised but not sticky.
Please see the website above for more natural honey based products

Friday, 22 May 2015

OliElla / natural skin products / sample review

I was sent a sample of this companies wide range of all natural products.
Kitchen calma candle basil and lemon
I don't really use products like this because I find the scents are usually too overpowering but I thought this had a pleasant subtle scent and I have enjoyed using it.
What I was also impressed with is that the wicks are made from untreated cotton to avoid the toxic black smoke of regular treated wicks. Another benefit from going natural.
Baby balm
I was very impressed in this product as it is quite hard to find a natural baby balm that is not filled with chemicals.
As my daughter has eczema she tends to react to the chemicals in the ordinary ones but we had no reaction which this one.
I am due another baby in September and I would be comfortable using this on a new born baby as it is made with natural ingredients.
3 of the LipLicious lip balms 
I received three different flavours rose geranium, natural and chamomile.
The natural one is great for those who just like fragrance free lip balm.
The company suggested this can be used also under the nose and as I get very dry skin there I thought id give it a go. It worked really well to moisturise but to not make the skin feel greasy.
My favourite one out of all three was the rose geranium which has a lovely soft scent to it and makes the lips feel really supple.
It also leaves a pretty shine to your lips and a little bit of colour.
Please see the website above for more natural products from this company.


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

l.oved organics / review / natural skin care

I received these two very practical products from this company


Enriching night moisturiser
This a really luxurious product that just goes straight into the skin when applied without feeling greasy.
Gives the skin a silky smooth appearance.
I had no reaction straight after use and as this is a night cream you leave on I also had no reaction through the night either. No itchiness or redness.

Tzone fab facial scrub
This product has a lovely smell to it as the peppermint comes through.
When you first put it on there is a slight pleasant tingling sensation  which is the skin being exfoliated.
After use skin feels really refreshed.
I like to use this first thing in the morning as I get up.
I had no reaction to this product no itchiness or redness which was great because these are types of product that I usually have to stay away from.
This company also have a Facebook page where you can find more information.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

review / kalinka / organic handmade natural skin care


Kalinka were generous enough to send me this selection of their organic handmade skin care range.
I was particularly impressed with the stylish packaging of these products.
Orange tonic water with aloe Vera
I have become a big fan of tonic waters recently and this one did not disappoint.
It was easily absorbed and had a nice light fragrance to it that was not overpowering. 
This product also contains rose water which, I was interested to learn, is antibacterial.
No adverse reaction redness or itchiness.

Repair lifting serum
I wasn't sure before I used this product if I would like it as my skin sometimes gets very greasy but it wasn't how I was expecting because it did help to hydrate my skin without making it feel more oily or greasy than usual.
It also helped to lessen the lines on my neck which I was pleasantly surprised about.
No adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.

Exfoliating cream with jojoba grains
This is my favourite product that I received from this company.
I get dry patches of skin around my nose and my eye lids and this helped to smooth those areas out but it was very gentle and non abrasive.
No adverse reaction itchiness or redness.

Light moisturiser
I used this cream in the morning or under my make up.
You only need a slight amount and it absorbs well into the skin.
No adverse reaction rediness or itchiness.

Eye brilliance replenishing cream
This cream contains aloe vera which gives a soothing feel to the skin around the eyes.
 I had no adverse reaction redness or swelling and my skin felt refreshed after just one use.
 I noticed after a few more uses it does make the  skin feel soft and supple.

Nourishing vitamin cream
This is a cream that is good to use at night as it can work deep into your skin while you are sleeping and while the skin is repairing itself.
Overnight my skin did not feel greasy and I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.
I love the smell of this which I think is the peach kernel oil coming through.
You can follow Alley who is the founder of this fantastic skin care company on Facebook:
 To see what great organic handmade delight she will come up with next.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

clean and natural cosmetics / organic / pure and natural / eczema treatment

I was very happy to receive products to try from this company as me and my daughter have eczema so we have to be careful what we use on our skin.
I received the following products:

Cocoa Butter

Coco Shea

Shea Butter
Review of Cocoa Butter, Coco Shea and Shea butter
These first three products have been of great use to me because they can be used all over the body and they keep it nourished and moisturised so the skin does not dry out.
Especially on my hands I need a product like this because I found the creams from the doctors are very harsh and they make the redness flare up and my skin cracks.
I was pleasantly surprised by the smell of these products as the ones I get from the doctor have a horrible smell and I was told by the owner of this company that this is because they are petroleum based.
She said her products contain no petroleum or synthetic ingredients, preservatives, emulsifiers, fragrances, colours.

Bath Crumble
This is a lovely smelling product that actually makes your body smell like crumble!
I bathed with this and afterwards my skin felt amazingly soft and supple.
I had absolutely no adverse reaction no redness or itchiness.
Nutrient Rich Serum
This is a really versatile product as it can be used on the skin and on the hair.
I used it on my hair as it is really dry because I dye it and I was very pleased with the results.
My hair was shiny and felt nourished but was not greasy which I usually find with products like this.
 So again a really impressive product from this company.
I have chosen this company as my December/January favourite out of all the products I received in the month of December/January, as I was impressed not only with the innovative products that work so well but also the helpfulness of the staff.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

review / dead sea spa magik / findershealth / mineral vitamin imbalance / skin care

This company have sent me a selection of their products to review:
Product description

Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing- a body scrub with pure dead sea salt coconut oil and vitamin e.
I was very impressed with this product as I noticed a difference in my skin from the very first use.
My skin felt exfoliated and as if I'd had an actual spa treatment. It also had a pleasant citrus smell to it.
It is easily absorbed into the skin and does not leave a residue in the bath. 
After a few times it also started to slightly reduce the appearance of cellulite which was great.

Dead sea spa magik pro cleanser

Product description

A silky cream cleanser packed with gentle deep cleansing actives.
This is a really luxurious cleanser and leaves your skin feeling deeply cleansed and nourished.
It is also effective at removing make up.
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness after use.
It has a light scent which I liked as sometimes I find the perfume scents my skin reacts to.

Dead sea spa magik rich moisturiser

Product description

A moisturiser to nourish and protect the skin from the elements. Helps correct moisture balance and contains UVA and UVB protection to help protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
I used this product after cleansing with the pro cleanser and found it to be a great compliment to it.
I had no adverse reaction itchiness or redness and it kept the dryness around my nose and chin away. 
I found this product also works well applied as a base for make up as it is non greasy and gives a smooth surface for the make up to go on. 

Algimud active seaweed mask

Product description

A unique formulation of pure Dead Sea Mud and natural seaweed (Alginates) creates a mud mask, which dramatically improves the skin’s texture.
This has to be, by far, one of my favourite products of this variety that I have used.
The mask feels soothing and refreshing when applied and I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness on my eczema prone skin.
It was so easy to remove and I was not left with sticky residue over my face that you sometimes find.
My skin felt soft and supple after application.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone, even with sensitive skin.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

review / balance / face cream / eye cream / natural world / treatment hair oil

These products can be found on ebay @

Balance Active Formula 8-in-1 Benefits Face Cream helps to reveal younger looking skin. Balance Active Formula 8-in-1 Benefits Face Cream contains active levels of Algisium C2®, as well as Syn®-Ake a snake venon-like peptide and skin brightening Illumscin to help deliver 8 skin care benefits in just one easy step, these being to; help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, give a firmer appearance, to moisturise, give even skin tone, to improve skin elasticity, improve skin radiance, smooth uneven skin texture and to protect and prime skin.
I was very impressed with this product as it did what it said it would after just one application. My skin felt smooth and firm and I also noticed lines around my eyes were lessened.
It has a pleasant fresh smell that is not overpowering.
I had no reaction no itchiness or redness.
The fact that it achieves 8 benefits for your skin in 1 product also saves you money on buying lots of different creams for wrinkles and skin softening.

Clinically proven to effectively reduce dark circles and brighten the eye area, your search for the perfect eye cream is over. Its active formula with moisturising agents, Syn-Ake peptide brighten and illuminate and further ingredients reduce dark circles in just four weeks. Lightening eyes that appear rejuvenated, the Balance Active Formula Snake Venom Eye Cream is the ideal eye cream for everyday use.
As I've mentioned in previous reviews I have to be very careful with creams around my eyes as the skin tends to gets red and sore very easily.
I was very pleased with the results from this product as I had no itchiness and no redness and I think this was due to the fact that there are artificial fragrances which is what usually irritates my eyes.
Even after a couple of days I noticed a big difference in the skin around my eyes so I would definitely recommend this product especially if you have sensitive skin.
You only need a very small amount so one tube of this will last a long time.
Widely known to banish frizz and leave luscious long locks, Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil is your one-stop product to revitalising your hair. The active keratin oil replenishes hair and repairs bonds damaged through styling. It locks in moisture, enhances shine and controls frizz for good-hair-days every day. Its versatile formula makes it the ideal partner for after shampooing and before and after styling to add protection and shine.
As I dye my hair I find that my hair gets very dry especially the ends.
This product helped to combat this dryness and it also prevents frizz which I get a lot of at the front of my hair. 
 I also noticed that it helped with smoothing knots in my hair. 
It is good to find something I can use every day that does not make my hair feel greasy.
This is also parabens free which is better for your hair.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

mary jean / review / face mask / lip balm / 100% natural

I shall first review the three lip balms I received.
These lip balms were in three different consistencies:
The first one being organic vanilla and cocoa this is one I would use over my lip stick or on its own to give a nice sheen to my lips.
The second being the natural strawberry which was more moisturising.
The third which was my favourite was a banana lip balm and this one I have been using at night before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning and my lips feel lovely and soft after use and I would highly recommend this one to people who have very dry or chapped lips as it works very well and the results are long lasting.
The next part of my review is for the Mary Jean Normal Skin Facial Mask
The first positive about this is that it is 100% natural so you know that you are not putting any damaging chemicals on your face. This is important to me as I have very sensitive skin especially on my face.
Water is added to the product to form a paste.
There are tiny grains in it which acted as a very gentle exfoliant and my skin felt very smooth after use.
I had no reaction no redness or itchiness and was overall very impressed with this product and will definitely use again.