30 May 2017

Alma Briosa Coffee 'n Tea Rosso Moisturiser

Alma Briosa Coffee 'n Tea Rosso Moisturiser*, £14.52/150ml

I've recently been enjoying using this Italian multi-purpose moisturiser as my daily face cream. This vegan-friendly product is housed in a practical and user-friendly airless pump bottle, allowing you control of how much is dispensed. Only a small amount is needed per application - a little goes a long way! The formula is a silky, smooth cream which glides onto skin, giving an even application. It has a pleasant, subtle citrus scent which I really like. The key ingredients in this moisturiser are red tea extract, red coffee extract, cocoa butter, watermelon seed oil and rosehip oil.
This moisturiser is deeply hydrating, great for my sensitive skin and leaves me with soft, smooth skin. It helps reduce and soothe redness and blemishes, while being a good base for make-up, leaving no dry patches anywhere. I have also enjoyed using this as a body and hand moisturiser - it works well all over the skin!

Unfortunately I cannot find a source to purchase Alma Briosa products from; I think they may be sold via individual distributors.

Ingredients:
Aqua **, Vitis vinifera seed oil **, Glycerin **, ** Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium cetearyl sulfate **, ** Cetyl alcohol, Caprylic / capric triglyceride **, ** Ethylhexyl stearate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice * / * *, ** rooibos leaf extract, Simmondsia chinensis oil **, Citrullus lanatus seed oil **, Rosa moschata seed oil **, Theobroma cacao seed butter **, ** Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E acetate), Retinyl palmitate ** (Vitamins A), Cichorium intybus root extract * / **, ** Roselle flower extract, Vitis vinifera fruit extract **, ** Glucose, Citrus aurantium dulcis oil **, ** Sorbitol, Sodium glutamate **, Panthenol * *, Hydrolyzed wheat protein **, Benzyl alcohol, Potassium sorbate, Limonene **, ** Urea, Glycine **, ** Lactic acid, Sodium PCA, Citral **.
*Ingredients from organic farming.
**Ingredients of vegetable/natural origin.
Love,
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.

23 May 2017

The LoveLula May Beauty Box

The LoveLula Monthly Subscription Beauty Box*, £13.95
The May beauty box contained a total product value of £45, including three full-size products!

Included in the box was:
OGARIO London Styling Mist, £16/60ml
I tend to keep my haircare products pretty simple and don't really bother with styling products; mainly because I wouldn't know how to use them correctly! This hair mist promises to boost volume and keep your hair under control, while targeting damaged hair and sealing split ends.
John Masters Organics Rosemary Shampoo, £5.50/60ml
Looking forward to trying this organic travel-size shampoo, suitable for all hair types.
John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler, £5.50/60ml
This travel-size detangler smells lovely and is suitable as a rinse-out or leave-in conditioner.
PHB Shea Butter & Apricot Gentle Moisturiser, £16.95/50ml 
This moisturiser has a thick, cream consistency and has a pleasant, yet subtle floral, fresh scent. This product is organic and vegan-friendly. Looking forward to trying this, as it's aimed at sensitive skin.
Laidbare DIY! 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner, £6.99/125ml
Another well-priced product from this brand; this multipurpose product has a fresh, tangy apple scent and is in a clear gel form. With liquorice, Brazil nut extract and aloe vera, this cleanser and toner aims to reduce inflammation, tone and strengthen the skin. Can't wait to try this!

Have you tried any of these products yet?
Love,
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.

14 May 2017

Botanicals Lavender & Tea Tree Organic Sanitiser

Botanicals Lavender & Tea Tree Sanitiser*, £5.95/50ml or £9/100ml

My usual hand sanitiser of choice is Dr. Bronner's lavender version, but I recently had the opportunity to try a new option available on the organic beauty market; British brand, Botanicals, have released their own hand & foot sanitiser, which is certified organic and contains ingredients such as lavender flower oil and tea tree leaf oil, creating a lovely scent.
This organic sanitiser comes in two sizes, the smaller of the two being a perfect size for keeping in your handbag. The spray mist pump is practical and user-friendly, while the formula is refreshing, cleansing and quick-drying. This will also be great to refresh and cool down feet during the hotter summer days!

Natural sanitisers are far and few between - especially organic ones - and I love both of the two I've mentioned in this post. What's your favourite?
Love,
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.

11 May 2017

Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Remedy

Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Remedy*, £24/100ml

This hair oil is crafted from a beautiful blend of five natural oils; grapefruit essential oil is a natural hair cleanser and gives this product an amazingly refreshing, fruity scent; castor oil helps to prevent hair loss and thicken hair; virgin avocado oil locks in moisture and acts as a natural SPF; coconut oil disinfects and de-frizzes hair, while sweet almond oil brings shine, moisture and protection from heat styling.
I absolutely adore the citrus scent of this hair oil! The oil itself is just the perfect all-in-one treatment for your hair; it does everything from reducing dandruff, adding shine and strengthening damaged hair. My hair felt so much softer after use and the smell lingered for ages! I also noticed a lot more shine and reduced frizz. The only thing I feel this product could benefit from is a dropper for an easier application. Have you tried this yet?

Ingredients:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Persea Gratissima (Virgin, Organic Avocado Oil), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Organic Castor Oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Organic Sweet Almond Oil), Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil (Organic White Grapefruit Essential Oil).
Love,
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.

08 May 2017

Botanicals Nourish Organic Body Oil

Botanicals Nourish Body Oil*, £25/100ml

This organic body oil features nourishing ingredients such as rosehip oil, rose flower oil, green tea extract and camellia leaf extract. This trial size version came with a handy little dropper for application. This body oil smells lovely and delicately floral.
This organic body oil is the perfect accompaniment to a massage, allowing for a more comfortable massage that also benefits your skin with lovely, natural ingredients. After a massage with this oil, you will feel relaxed, yet surprisingly rejuvenated and calmer. I have also used this oil on dry areas, such as elbows and hands, with long-lasting hydrating and softening effects. This is a really lovely product with multiple uses and I'd definitely recommend trying it!

Ingredients:
Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil*, prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil*, rosa canina fruit oil*, simmondsia chinensis seed oil*, camellia sinesis leaf extract*, rosa centifloia (rose) flower oil*, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) flower oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, cymbopogon martinii flower oil*, cananga odorata flower oil*, tocopherol***, geraniol**, citronellol**, linalool**, limonene**, citral**, farnesol**, benzyl benzoate**, benzyl salicylate**. (*Certified organic ingredients. **Natural constituents of essential oils. ***Natural origin.)
Love,
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.

05 May 2017

The LoveLula April Beauty Box

The LoveLula Monthly Subscription Beauty Box*, £13.95
The April beauty box contained a total product value of £44!

Included in the box was:
Apple & Bears Pomegranate & Aloe Vera Body Wash, £5/50ml
This body wash smells deliciously fruity and inviting! Looking forward to trying this.
Greenfrog Botanic Geranium & Peppermint Soapberry Handwash, £7.80/300ml
I've tried the bodywash version of this scent and loved it! Lovely combination of scents and feels good on the skin.
FoM London Hydra Plump & Firm Cream (sample), £49/50ml
I'm looking forward to trying this on tired skin, as I'm expecting great results with such a high price tag! Packed full of natural oils, butters and botanical anti-oxidants.

Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask, £20/60ml
This is one of my favourite face masks, because it's natural, yet delivers great results! Great to revive dull, tired skin.
Marlenha Petal Delicate Eye Serum (sample), £44/30ml
This luxury eye serum sounds promising!
Love,
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.