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Caudalie Tinted Legs Bronzing Oil

Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion

It's Sunday afternoon and what a beautiful day! As I'm writing this it's ridiculously hot here in Cumbria (one of those days when you walk outside and you get blasted in the face with the rare and endangered warm breeze!). Following a night of constant rain, thunder and lightning - we are usually very excitable with storms and will stare out of the window with all the lights off for a good hour and exclaim at each flash in the sky like weirdos - it's been lovely to see that today turned out to be one of the best warm days [...]
Lani Tropical Hair & Body Treatments

Beach Vibes: Lani Tropical Hair and Body

These long summer days have been lovely especially up here in the Lakes, which has been a nice change from previous wash-out summers! And with the higher temperatures, hours spent outside in the sun and recent re-ignited love affair with my hair curling wand (bad I know but I wanted boys to think I was a mermaid), my hair has taken a bit of a beating. While I wouldn't say it's terribly sun damaged, I have noticed my hair has become quite dry with a lot of split ends. I don't use heat styling tools very frequently (maybe once or [...]
Laidbare and Lavera

Laidbare Tantastic and Lavera Self Tan

This summer I have been on a mini mission to finally find a natural and organic self tan without any parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates, or synthetic DHA so I can avoid baring my lily-white legs to the world! Last week whilst I was away in York, we had some amazing weather and I was able to test run two new purchases: Laidbare Tantastic and Lavera Self Tan. Lavera Self Tan Face Cream, 50ml I decided to buy a self tan specifically for the face as I have been having some seriously major issues with my skin lately and wanted to avoid using [...]

So Eco Bamboo Make-Up Brushes

A visit to TKMaxx is usually the same drill for me: first make a bee-line for the bargain nail polish, face serums, bath salts and make-up; second browse the shoes and have ridiculous hopes for anything lovely in a puny size three; lastly attack the homeware aisle even though I don't have my own house or flat.... or my own bedroom. Last month was a slightly disappointing trip as the stock in store wasn't the best, especially on the natural skincare and make-up front (there wasn't even any Dr. Bronner's!). I did however manage to pick up these beautifully packaged So Eco bamboo [...]
JOIK Fresh & Smooth Gift Box

JOIK Fresh and Smooth Gift Set

Summer for me is the time to amp-up the bath and body pampering. As the temperatures happily saunter between 15-20 degrees and the sun decides to be a little more generous with our weekly allowance of beautiful warm sunshine (intermittently with grey skies and rain), it's the three months my over-worked jeans get a bit of a break. Even when it's not perfect bright clear skies with the sun beating down, I cannot bear to wear stupidly tight leg-suffocating skinny jeans in muggy weather. And now we get to walk into town wearing just a tee, leaving our trusty jackets at [...]

4 Summer Gold Make-Up Staples

Recently I picked up a few new make-up bits in anticipation of some summer rays, and like a lot of girls I love the idea of the summer golden and naturally sun-kissed look! Browsing some of my favourite green beauty websites, I hunted down these gold-copper-shimmer products to add that summer glow which I especially love using with a bronzed tan... Bellápierre Vanilla Pink Super Gloss A rich bronze-pink with golden shimmer, Bellápierre seem to have captured summer glow in their Vanilla Pink Super Gloss. It's a gorgeous shade that reminds me of toasted caramelised almonds and smells of vanilla cupcakes. A staple for the handbag [...]
Famous Dave's Tan

Greenwashing | Famous Dave’s Tan

If the completely fickle British weather allows, summertime is skirt weather: the only time of the year the skin above my knees sees any daylight whatsoever, so this is when I like to whip out the fake tan! Unlike my lucky olive-skinned sister, I have pasty pale skin. The type of pale skin that is almost translucent and makes me feel like I am a jelly fish. And the very same pasty pale skin which down-right refuses to tan naturally and people ask me if I'm unwell. To achieve summer bronzed skin, and make myself look a bit more human, [...]
Ilia Shell Shock

A Sheer Summer Pink | Ilia Shell Shock

Lipsticks can be hard work sometimes. They require constant applications during the day and after everything you eat or drink, for which you must use a mirror or else look like the Joker from Batman, and most frustrating of all they can have a tendency to dry lips. My lips are extraordinarily dry anyway so I find it a struggle to be best friends with lipstick. It's like I have lizards stuck to my face sometimes. This summer, I have been keen to go for a pretty lip colour without a matte finish, which is super easy to apply when out [...]
Green People Superfood Hair

New Green People Superfood Hair Care

I was so excited when I heard about the new hair care range from Green People as I have been on the look-out for some new hair products to try over summer. The new volumising range features superfoods quinoa, artichoke and avocado to help strengthen and condition all hair types: sounds fabulous but how did it work with my super fine, limp hair? Read on! Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo & Conditioner The shampoo and conditioner boast the ability to 'reawaken hair' with a skin-friendly complex to recharge the inner strength of each hair strand, promising to deliver volume and shine. [...]
Funny Bee and Lavera samples

Funny Bee and Lavera BB Cream Samples

I've been collecting some sample sachets for a little while now and decided to give the BB creams a go now that the weather is getting a bit warmer. As one of those people that will not buy something until I have already run out, I just have two natural liquid 'foundation' products in my make-up drawer: my much loved Madara Tinting Fluid and my Yes To Grapefruit CC Cream. You may notice I do not have a BB cream which is why I was interested to see how these two sachets faired with my super pale problem skin. Funny Bee [...]