31 August 2015

My August Purchases

Along with my usual household cleaning and laundry products, I also purchased some new beauty products while placing my Ethical Superstore order. Luckily there were lots of discounted products at the time and I also got free delivery:
Avalon Organics Ylang Ylang Hand & Body Lotion, £6.99 £5.59/340g
I really love ylang ylang as a fragrance, and I was in need of more hand cream, so I got this hand and body lotion. It smells lovely and it really moisturising.
Avalon Organics Facial Cleansing Milk, £7.49 £5.99/200ml
I wanted a cream cleanser that I could apply and wipe off, but this requires water, so it's not exactly what I wanted in that respect, but otherwise it's a lovely product which I will review soon.
Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub, £8.45 £6.76/100ml
I'm yet to try this out, as I'm finishing up another product first, but it sounds like a great product and I'm eager to test it!
Badger Sleep Balm, £4.25 £3.40/21g
This was featured in a recent wish list, and I decided to purchase it this month. I just thought it would be nice to have a product to help relax me before going to sleep - or help aid me getting to sleep! It's a nice, moisturising balm, but the scent fades within seconds, so I'm not sure how it's meant to help.
Giovanni 2Chic Flat Iron Styling Mist, £8.99 £7.19/118ml
This is actually a re-purchase; this styling mist is a haircare staple for me, as now that my hair is shorter, if I want to wear it down, I need to straighten it - only if I'm going out, though. I try to keep hair straightening to a minimum, but I do always blow-dry my hair after washing. This product ensures that my hair is protected against the heat, plus it smells pretty good, too! This lasts me ages, so I feel it's great value for money.
JĀSÖN Powersmile Whitening Toothpaste, £4.99 £3.99/170g
This is only my second venture into natural toothpaste. My first one was awful (I'm pretty sure it was Green People's peppermint toothpaste, which actually made me gag), which put me off trying others for a while. Up until now, I've been using Superdrug's own brand, cruelty-free offerings. But I wanted something more natural.
JĀSÖN Powersmile Brightening Peppermint Mouthwash, £5.99 £4.79/480ml
I think natural mouthwash is pretty hard to come by, so I thought I'd try this peppermint offering. This is really minty, without blowing your head off, and keeps my breath fresher for longer.
Earth Conscious Natural Deodorants, £12/three pack (60g each)
I recently finished my first Earth Conscious deodorant, and decided to purchase all three! I'm currently using the citrus version which is really nice and still as effective as the men's mint one. I did experience some irritation with the mint one, but so far none with the citrus!
I was in need of a handbag-friendly hand cream, so picked up this Fair Squared Almond Hand Cream, £4.50/100ml. It smells lovely and it absorbs quickly!
The Konjac Sponge Co. French Green Clay Konjac Facial Puff, £7.99
This is my third Konjac sponge; I loved the French pink clay version, wasn't so keen on the bamboo charcoal sponge, so I went with the French green clay this time, which is aimed at combination skin.
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation in china doll, £13.99
I used up my pot of this in "porcelain" recently and decided re-purchase a different shade as porcelain was actually too pale for me. I went for "china doll" which is just a smidgen warmer and seems like a great match. This foundation blends really well and evens out skin tone. It also helps keep shine at bay! I always forget that this contains SPF 15, which is a big plus!

What did you purchase this month?


  1. I can vouch for the Badger Sleep Balm. Supposedly, you massage it into your temples and under your nose to aid you sleep.

    A little trick I found was to massage it under my eyes and the corners of my eyes. It literally makes my eyes sleepy instantly.

    Hope the trick works for you! http://baresome.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Yes, I already do the temples and under nose, so might try under eyes! Thank you. xxx

  2. I love the Badger Sleep Balm, I used to never be without a tin. I must get some more actually! xx

    1. That's good to hear! I just wish the scent lasted longer. xxx

  3. I love posts like these! I really want to try the Earth Conscious deodorant now, as you've recommended it a couple of times. Where do you usually buy it from? xx

    1. Thanks, Kate! :) I buy it directly from the Earth Conscious website: http://earthconscious.co.uk/ xxx


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