I’d run out of deodorant and fancied something new so I decided to go back to an old favourite – The Natural Deodorant Co. I ordered the Manuka & Vanilla Sensitive Deodorant and also got a sample of the Active Bergamot & Lime one too. Unfortunately the sample of the active one didn’t work as well for me as the sensitive one does, strangely enough! I took the small pot with me to Manchester and we walked over 18 miles in two days but unfortunately it didn’t seem to keep me smelling fresh…I think because it’s a thinner texture, so I’ll be sticking to the Manuka & Vanilla one as I’ve been getting on really well with that one.
Flower & Spice are a Formula Botanica graduate brand, created by Karmen, who got in touch to see if I wanted to try their Serum which I’ve been using for the last week or so. They also sent me a couple of samples which I’ve not had a chance to try yet but the serum/oil is lovely and light. I’ll update when I’ve been using for a little longer and had a chance to try the samples.
A brand I’ve seen around for a while but never tried anything from is Lani. Their founder Viola recently sent me a few products to try – the Tropical Coconut Face Polish, Tropical Hair Treatment & the Tropical Cacao Detox Mask. So far I’ve tried the cacao detox mask and it’s so, so nice. It instantly smells of chocolate when you add water and it turns into a mousse-y consistency which is different to any other clay masks I’ve tried.
I recently saw a campaign on Instagram for the new Loadsa Honey Face Wash from Beauty Kitchen and they very kindly sent me one along with a few other products from their range! The face wash is quite runny, so I’ve been using it when I’m in the shower. Another product I’ve been enjoying is the 5 Minute Mask. It’s a nice creamy mask that I’ve been using if my skin feels dry or I have a bit of redness on my cheeks.
A new release from Evolve Beauty are the Superfood 360 Serum & the Multi Peptide 360 Moisture Cream. Both are targeted towards anti-ageing using sacha inchi & cacay oil to moisturise and firm the skin. The cream is for dry skin so I passed that onto Paul and I’ve been using the serum. So far so good, it does have a serum texture which I like and I notice my skin looks plumper in the mornings after using overnight. Paul’s also been using his and hasn’t gone back to his Nivea (gross!) so that’s a good sign!
Now onto two blogger related things…I saw that Ana from Ana Goes Green was collaborating with The Natural Beauty Box on their September Box & I knew it was going to be great so I bought myself one before they sold out! It featured all Soil Association certified products to celebrate Organic September and had products from Tabitha J Kraan, Pink’s Boutique, Greenscents, Odylique & Herbfarmcy. A lovely choice of products by Ana!