Thursday, 31 May 2012

Free Gift and Free Shipping from Love Lula

Hey Eden angels!

Firstly, I must apologise for my absence. I have been a very naughty blogger abandoning my blog like that. I have been very busy with assignments and exams and also taking some time out to relax. It's great to finally finish my degree!

Now for a great offer I thought you eco babes might be interested in!

To celebrate the Jubilee, Love Lula are offering a free British themed gift when you spend £25.

You will get:

  • Organic Love Lula make up bag designed exclusively in the UK
  • A British Organic beauty gift (It's a surprise! But here's a hint: it's either by Neal's Yard Remedies or Bamford)
  • A pack of Teapigs Everyday Brew (English breakfast)

Just enter the code JUBILEE12 (whilst stocks last)

Love Lula are also offering free delivery on all orders!

Just use the code FREESHIPPING12 (expires 5th June)

So, tell me... Do you have your eye on something on the Love Lula website? Let me know!


Sunday, 15 April 2012

NaturalU for a more natural you

Hey eco babes!

Long time no blog! I have been so busy but I am finally back with another review.

Lately, I've been trying out some body balms. What I love about body balms is that they are so compact and versatile too.

The balms I've been using are by a brand called Natural U. Started by two mums looking for a remedy for their dry and itchy skin, Natural U provides natural and organic (certified by the Soil Association!) skincare products that come in such adorable little glass jars.

Catherine, one of the founders, kindly sent me each of their two products to try. They are the All Purpose Balm and the Daily Body Rub.

The All Purpose Balm (from £9.99 for 30g) is simply that - a balm for whatever needs moisturising. And my lips are definitely in need of some extra moisture! What I like to do is to use it on my lips and whatever is left on my fingertips I use on dry areas of my face. It's incredibly light so I didn't experience any breakouts.

One of my favourite things about this balm is the yummy smell. It has a light smell that reminds me of sweets. I'm guessing that comes from the manuka in its formula.

Another product in the range is this Daily Body Rub (from £10.50 for 30g). The Daily Body Rub is very similar to the all purpose balm but it is also described as being great for soothing tired muscles thanks to the eucalyptus, peppermint and tea tree oils. The smell is quite delicate so I'm not sure how it would work on very sore muscles but the scent is calming when massaging into your skin after a stressful day.

I hope you enjoyed reading my review. If you want to find more about the brand, visit the Natural U website, where you can find all of their products. You can take advantage of their 2 for £15 deal when you buy each of the 30g jars. They also have trial sizes for only £2.99 each.

Do you use body balms? Let me know your thoughts :)


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Get your skin sunshine ready!

Hey Angels!

Oh my, it feels like I haven't blogged in quite a while! But now that my uni dissertation is out of the way, I can reward myself with lots of pampering and blogging.

The latest pamper products I've been trying out are by Myroo Natural Skincare*. With all this beautiful  weather we've been getting, it's the perfect time to get my skin ready to see some sunshine. I thought I'd polish my pins with the Mint Tea body scrub and the Lemon body butter.

How cute is the packaging!

The Mint Tea body scrub is a lovely soft and buttery salt scrub with a fresh peppermint scent. Unlike many scrubs I've tried, the 'butter' holds the salt together so it is very easy to spread all over the skin and the grains don't wastefully fall into the bathtub. I've found that this soft and buttery texture means that this product is most suitable for everyday buffing around the body and not on very dry areas.

This scrub is great for shaving because not only does the exfoliation prevent ingrown hair, it leaves a moisturising oily layer on the skin, allowing the razor to glide so smoothly. After rinsing away the oil, my legs feel and look silky smooth.

To make them even more moisturised, I finish off with the Lemon body butter.

So whippy! Yumm!

The lemon scent is so fresh and really does smell like fresh lemon juice as opposed to the fake lemon scents you normally get with other products. The texture of this body butter is scrumptious! It has a light, whipped cake batter texture, which I really love. It is light enough to spread all over the skin. Even though it isn't absorbed into the skin very quickly, it doesn't leave a sticky residue.

Overall, I enjoyed using both of these Myroo products. The Mint Tea scrub is great for everyday body exfoliation with the added benefit of being moisturising too. The Lemon body butter has a luxurious texture whilst being very moisturising. The two products together have a summery lemon and mint smell and will leave your skin soft and smooth.

The Mint Tea scrub is priced at £8 and the Lemon body butter is £15.

Check out both of these products and more at


*Products were sent to me by Myroo. Opinions are 100% honest as always.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Eden Nail Polish Remover

Hello angels!

I hope you're all having a lovely March. Spring is just around the corner so I'm getting a head start in painting my nails in all these different bright and pastel colours. I just can't wait for spring to arrive!

I normally use an acetone based nail polish remover on my nails so I was happy to hear about a new natural nail polish remover called Eden by Fresh Therapies.

The first thing I noticed about this product is that there is none of that strong smell you get with acetone nail polish removers. Instead there is a lovely and mild herbal and lime smell. It is a lovely calming scent.

When using the product, I did have to rub my nails with a little more effort than usual. But it was nothing exhausting at all and my nail polish still came off pretty quickly. Usually, after using nail polish remover, my nails start to feel quite dry and brittle. However, after using the Eden natural nail polish remover, I didn't experience this at all.

So if you're looking for a natural nail polish, I would recommend you give this one a try. You can buy it directly from the Fresh Therapies website.

So, tell me... what nail colours are you currently loving?


This review is based on a miniature sample sent to me by the company. 100% honest opinion as always.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream

Hey all!

Remember the Weleda Skin Food I blogged about a few days ago? Well, I got the chance to try out another one of their great products: Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream.

I know, it's from the Baby range! But trust me, it's great to use on your skin no matter your age.

Compared to Skin Food, this face cream is lighter and less oily, making it perfect to use on the face. Because it's much lighter, it's absorbed quicker so I have no problem applying it right before my make up.

Normally, I would use a product a few times to see the results then I would blog about it. But I saw results after just one application of this product. I found that the dry and flaky area around my nose was so much smoother and and the dryness had completely gone.

Just because it's a face cream, it doesn't mean you can't use this anywhere else, of course. I've used it as a hand cream too and it made my skin soft and smooth.

Overall, I really like this product. It works from the first application and it's light, yet efficient, enough to use anywhere around the face or body. I'm not surprised that this range won a ton of awards, including the Mother & Baby Award 2012 Silver award for Best Premium Baby Skincare Range.

Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream is affordable at only £6.95 for 50ml. You can get it from the Weleda website, Love Lula (free delivery!), Boots, Waitrose and many independent health stores.

Have you tried this product before? I would love to hear your thought.


Sunday, 26 February 2012

My Matcha Challenge

Hey all!

Have any of you tried matcha before?

Matcha is a type of green tea that is ground down to a fine powder. Originating from Japan, it is well known for it's amazing health benefits and its energising effects. There are too many benefits to list down, so make sure you check out this link and read all about it.

Now I am a big fan of matcha. I still remember the first time I tried it. My friend was raving about it and, as a coffee drinker and one who is suspicious of bright green milky drinks, I was rather sceptical at first. I decided to be adventurous and gave it a try. It was one of the best decisions I made in my life (no kiddin'!). It tasted so great and it made me feel incredibly awake and refreshed. I didn't crash afterwards either.

Unfortunately, I can't get a nice matcha drink close to my home. So a refreshing cup of matcha in the morning wasn't an option for me. But thankfully, you can buy matcha online to make drinks at home at a fraction of the cost. teapigs matcha is 100% organic and comes in an cute little tin to keep it fresh.

Cute :')

You can drink it however you like, whether you prefer to whisk it into hot water, whip up an ice-cold matcha frappe or knock back a matcha shot. Personally, I prefer a hot matcha latte, which is very suited to this weather and it really warms me up in the morning.

You can also add it to food such as stirring it into yogurt with some honey and nuts to make a very nutritious breakfast.

I recently took part in teapigs's matcha challenge where I drink matcha for two weeks and report back on how it made me feel. I have been drinking it mostly as a matcha latte in the mornings. I normally drink regular black tea and have to buy a coffee afterwards to keep me going. But with a matcha latte I find that it keeps me feeling awake for hours and it also makes me more focussed in class. Plus, it tastes yummy!

I haven't experienced any long-term effects. Although, I have been awfully inactive the past few weeks, just sitting down and typing away at my dissertation for hours each day. So I didn't expect any weight loss miracles. But the short-term benefits of feeling refreshed, awake and relaxed during these stressful days have been amazing.

So if you're looking for an alternative to coffee, I seriously recommend you give this a try. I seriously recommend you get yourself a frother as it can be difficult to blend into your drink.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!


P.S. Excuse the funky photography. I got a little carried away playing with my phone ;)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Weleda Skin Food Review

Do you know how some girls are obsessed with lip balm. They buy every lip balm out there and are always applying it to their lips. I'm the same way with hand moisturiser. I've been told many times that I'm always putting something on my hands. It's not only because I need to protect my hands from this harsh weather but there is something comforting about massaging my hands with cream and breathing in the calming scent.

As someone who has tried so many creams, I'd like to share my views on Weleda's Skin Food, which they kindly sent me to try*.

Firstly, I must comment on Weleda's brand. I have a lot of respect for Weleda because it has a long heritage of being ethical. I'm never taught on the ethical side of business on my degree so I always find companies such as Weleda very inspiring.

So, onto the product. The consistency of Skin Food is very different to many moisturisers on the market. Because it is mostly made up of sunflower seed oil, it melts instantly onto my skin and it's quickly absorbed without leaving a damp and oily residue.

The smell is very calming thanks to the extracts of Chamomile and Calendula. It also has a mild grassy smell, reminding me of spring, which I am really looking forward to as it has been one long winter!

As soon as the cream is absorbed, my hands feel very soft and the calming scent lingers on my skin.

Surprisingly, this great product doesn't come with a big price tag either. A 30ml tube costs £4.95 and the 75ml tube is £8.95 on the Weleda website.

Have you tried Weleda Skin Food? Let me know what you think.


*100% honest as always :)