Natural Beauty Product Review|U Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum

Natural Beauty ProducrU Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum: £13.50

Hell Everyone! How are you doing? Today I am going to be review the Vitamin C Serum from the Australian brand U Little Beauty. If you read my last post about the brand’s cleanser you would know I was quite happy with the cleanser.Just to let you know I did receive this product for trial and have not purchased it.

U Little Beauty is Australia’s number one natural beauty brand. I have been using the Vitamin C Serum for a month now and have been very pleased. Since I have very oil skin this is perfect for me to apply after cleansing my face with their foaming cleanser. However I do apply a sunscreen after that to protect my skin from harmful rays. The serum is filled with the goodness of the Kakadu Plum which is the richest source of vitamin C in the world, Aloe Vera, Licorice and Chamomile. This intoxicating mix helps to hydrate the skin while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines on your skin. For me, the wonder ingredient is Licorice which has been proven for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing effect. Licorice has also been known for its ability to brighten or lighten the skin while preventing further hyper-pigmentation. So if you have acne prone skin and hyper-pigmentation like me, you should try using products with Licorice. Also the serum contains Calendula which promotes skin healing.

My verdict: 3.5 out of 5. The cost of the serum is normally £15.95. But I just noticed there is a discount on the Mahi Naturals website and it’s selling for £10 at the moment. The suggested use of  this product is twice daily once in the morning and once in the evening after your cleansing ritual.I suggest you ladies to give this a try if you are looking vitamin c serum.

Are you using any other vitamin c serum? Do share it with me. I love to hear from you all.

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Natural Beauty Product Review:U little Beauty Foaming Cleanser

 

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U Little Beauty Foaming cleanser £11.50 from Mahi Naturals

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are doing good. Today I am going to review the foaming cleanser from Australian brand U little Beauty. Before I start I would like to let you know I received this product at one of the London Beauty Blogger Meetup and the company I work for used to do PR for this brand in the UK.

U little beauty is an Australian brand specialising in the natural skin care products that are cruelty free and not tested on animals. All their ingredients are natural, organic and free from animal products. I am against animal testing and I love to support companies who are taking the initiative to say no to animal testing. Ever since I have been working in PR specialising in natural beauty and organic products I have learnt of the harmful effects of chemicals that are in our skin care products. I am slowly trying to embark on the natural and organic life journey by first attempting to swap most of my beauty products filled with chemicals to natural alternatives. It’s quite hard to make the move as natural products are bit pricey and makeup products are especially hard to find for my skin tone. However I am on a mission, by end of this year I will use more and more natural organic beauty products as possible.

I have tried the Foaming Cleanser for a month now and I am quite happy with it. Initially I wasn’t convinced the cleanser would leave a squeaky clean finish as it says on the packaging. I was quite surprised it just does what it says on the tin. There are some great ingredients in the product which makes it beneficial for acne prone skin like mine. It includes extracts of Witch Hazel, Rosemary and Calendula. Witch hazel has astringent properties making it ideal for acne and inflamed skin. Aloe Vera, Lavender and Kakadu plum are also present in the cleanser. Kakadu Plum originating from Australia’s remote Northern Territory is one of the richest source of vitamin C in the world. This plant is packed with plenty of natural goodness like miners, amino acids and fruit acids.

After using this product for a month I did noticed my acne has been much better. However due to my eating habits and usage of makeup with chemicals I can’t say I have stopped having breakouts. But the cleanser has been very good helping to clean the skin without stripping off essential oils.

My verdict: 3.5 out of 5. The product is SLS, Paraben and Fragrance Free. The product is competitively  priced for 150 ml bottle in comparison to other natural organic cleanser out there. I would recommend you ladies to try this product.This product is suitable for all skin types.

Have you tried U Little Beauty products? What was your experience?

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Review: Eylure Natural False Lashes

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I was always fearful of wearing false lashes and stayed away from them. However secretly I always wished my lashes were longer and beautiful. One day at work, we were talking about false eyelashes and someone mentioned Eylure Naturalites false lashes to me. My colleague had tried them on and said the lashes were very light weight. She spoke highly of the lashes and convinced me to go and buy them however I was still a bit scared, thinking the glue might destroy my natural eye lashes. After my colleague’s assurance, I headed to the local store to pick up a pair of Naturalites. I came back home and immediately tried them on. To my surprise they didn’t feel very heavy. But since I was wearing them for the first time I felt a little bit of stickiness for first few seconds. After the first wear I got used to them and love them.

Since then, I have bought like 7 pairs . The lashes come in different and shapes and styles. You can have a look at their selection here. My favourites are the Lengthening, Super full and Eylure Katy Perry ‘Cool Kitty’ Lashes.

My verdict: Out of 5 I will give the product 4 stars and would highly recommend it. The false lashes can range from £4.95 to £5.65 in price. They are quite affordable in my opinion. Eylure Natural False lashes come with a glue and application instructions. I also learnt that the lashes are supposed to be put on the eyelid as close to the lash line as possible and not on the lash it self. This is brilliant as it prevents the lashes to get destroyed by the glue. Ladies, I would always suggest you to buy lashes from a good brand and make sure to use good glue as well and read reviews before you purchase false lashes.

Do try it ladies and let me know your feedback.

Stay elegantly fashionable xx

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Moa’s Green Balm Daily Cleansing Ritual- 100% Natural & Organic Beauty Product

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I received Moa’s The Green Balm and Bamboo Face Cloth in a goody bag when I attended the London Beauty Bloggers Meetup. I quite like the packaging as it reflects a natural and organic look. When I looked at the packaging I was impressed to see the shelf life of the product was mentioned. All the ingredients in this balm is completely natural, making it a 100% natural and organic beauty product. It’s quite difficult to find 100% natural and organic beauty products in U.K. as most of them are not totally natural. So I was very happy to find a 100% natural and organic beauty product like Moa, which is made in England.

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Once I was satisfied with the ingredient list, I went ahead to use the product. The product box included a Bamboo face cloth to use with the balm. Bamboo fibre is also known for it’s naturally anti-bacterial properties so it’s good for acne prone skin, like mine. I have acne prone skin and breakout easily if I use products with chemicals, so this was perfect for me. The Green balm also has tea tree oil in it which is ideal for acne prone skin. The balm has quite a distinct smell, which I quite like. The instructions to use the product was on the packaging, which stated to take some balm and melt it between your palm and then smother over your face. After you have massaged the balm on your face, dip the cloth in hot water and wring out excess water and steam your face for few seconds. Once you have steamed your face, dip the cloth in cold water and press the soft side of the cloth on the face. The steam helps open up pores of the face and the cold water compress helps to close the pores while toning your face. My skin felt fresh and moisturised. If you have an oily skin, you won’t need to apply additional moisturiser after this ritual.

I felt absolutely amazing after this cleansing routine, it almost felt like a luxury mini facial before bed time. I would recommend all you ladies to try it out, it’s worth it.

You can buy The Daily Cleansing Ritual from their website. If you don’t want to buy the Daily Cleansing Ritual, you can also buy their mini balm first to test it out.

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My verdict: Out of 5 I will give the product 4 stars and would highly recommend it. It’s priced at £14.99(incl. VAT) which is a bit expensive but it does come with a bamboo fibre cloth, which is worth the money in my opinion. The product is free from Parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals. It’s a vegetarian product.

Do try it ladies and let me know your feedback.

xx

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Introducing Simple Kind To Skin+ Range.

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Last week, I was invited to attend Simple beauty Blogger showcase as a part of the London Beauty bloggers meetup event. I absolutely love Simple skin care products, especially created for sensitive skin. Simple was the first skin care brand in the UK to develop a cleansing product free from perfume and colour, suitable for very sensitive skin. Even doctors recommended the soap to people, prone to skin irritation. The brand was launched in 1960, and since then they have been creating skin care products with purest possible ingredients, gentle to skin.

The beauty blogger showcase was held at the charming and classy Kettners. I received a warm welcome from the simple team and was offered delicious summer fruit non-alcoholic cocktail, which was freshly prepared by award-winning nutritionist and Simple Advisory board member Fiona Hunter. After treating myself with the delicious beverage, I made my way to meet skin care fitness expert Anna Reich. I was introduced to the interesting concept of facial yoga by Anna, and she explained by doing regular facial exercise one can get youthful skin without having to go for expensive surgical treatments to get rid of wrinkles. I was blown away by her, she was brilliant!! I would suggest you ladies to check out her website and give her a try.

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After the great facial yoga session, I went on to meet celebrity makeup artist and skin care expert Caroline Frazer. Caroline showed us the new skincare and lifestyle routine tool especially designed by Simple. The tool is available on the website, and asks you a set of questions to tailor the skincare routine to specific needs. I tried out,answering all the questions and received a customize skincare routine. I would definitely, suggest all of you to check out the skincare routine tool on the website, you won’t be disappointed I promise you. After explaining the skincare routine, Caroline introduced the new Simple kind to skin+ range. The range includes Perfecting BB Beauty Balm, Illuminating Radiance Cream, Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30, Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF15 and Vital Vitamin Day Cream SPF 15. I got the opportunity to test the products and loved the Illuminating Radiance Cream at the session. You can check out the range here.

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The Perfecting BB Beauty Balm has unique one-colour formulation, which suits all skin tone. I am always wary of one colour creams; however I was pleased to see that it really blended well with my Indian skin tone.

The Illumination Radiance cream contains light reflecting natural minerals which capture light and instantly brightens the skin. It has a shiny effect and I quite liked it.

The Protecting Moisture Cream SPF30 has goodness of sweet almond oil. The cream provides daily protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays while, locking in the moisture.

 

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The best part of Simple brand is they have a great advisory board that provides holistic advice and education to highlight how a number of lifestyle factors can impact on skin health. I am a firm believer of holistic lifestyle and feel Simple are a great brand who are promoting holistic lifestyle with great skincare products.

At the end of the event, I received a goody bag which included the new products. I am quite excited to use the products and I will soon update you ladies with my favourites.

So ladies, do let me know your comments xx.

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Looking for natural organic face mask?

Are you looking for natural and organic face mask? If so, I would suggest heading out to your nearest Lush store.

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Last week I was invited to attend the “make your own face mask” workshop at Lush Covent garden store as part of the London Beauty Bloggers meet up organised by Rebecca Goodyear from biteablebeauty. The lush Covent Garden store has a beauty room in the basement where few other beauty bloggers and I received a warm welcome with drinks and nibbles by the lovely Lush team. While we were waiting for other bloggers, we took part in the lush #crueltyfreekisses campaign for International Kissing Day on 6th of July.

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After applying Lush’s cruelty free lipstick and posting the images on twitter and instagram we took part in making our own face mask using all fresh and natural ingredients. We made the Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask suitable for all skin types. One of the staff member who was showing us how create the mask, explained us in detail all about natural ingredients and what products to use to achieve a healthy and beautiful skin. Since I have oily skin with acne breakouts she also explained what products I could use and I was given a sample to try out. I am so excited to use the masks, and I shall update you ladies in my future post about my experience. By the end of the activity we received a goody bag which included the face mask we created as a part of the activity. It was  a great experience and was delighted to have met the lush team and discovered their natural products.

So all you ladies who swear by green and organic products I would recommend trying out Lush Cosmetics, they create amazing natural products with great staff members who would help you choose the perfect product suitable for your skin.

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After the lush activity we headed to Bill’s Covent garden for our monthly London Beauty Bloggers meetup. Bill’s restaurant had a great atmosphere and I got the opportunity to meet few great bloggers. I really enjoyed the meet up and recommend other beauty bloggers to join us if you are looking to meet like-minded people.

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Hope you all liked the post. I would love to hear your feedback xx.

 

 

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My make-up essentials: bareMinerals starter kit

I have an oily and acne prone skin. I used to get breakouts every time I put makeup on my face. I tried different liquid foundations and pressed powder but nothing helped until I was introduced to bareMinerals make-up by a skin therapist at a local spa where I was getting my skin treatments done. I have been using bareMinerals since 2011 and I absolutely love it. It feels light on the skin and you can either get a light or heavy coverage depending on your choice. It’s especially good for acne prone skin and doesn’t lead to breakouts. Since I used bareMinerals foundation almost daily, I went ahead and bought the starter kit.

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Back in 2011 it was priced around £45 and had 8 pieces in the kit. Since then I have been topping up the foundation separately. The Kit includes, 2 shades of foundation, 1 mineral veil a.k.a. finishing powder, 1 all-over face color a.k.a. warmth, 3 brushes( full flawless face brush, flawless application brush and concealer brush) and a Get Started DVD. The DVD has tutorials on how to apply make-up using bareMinerals, which is very handy.

If you apply makeup regularly,it’s worth getting the starter kit. Now days they do a 9 piece starter kit which includes a face primer. You can find the starter kit here.

Do let me know ladies, if you have tried bareMinerals.

Stay elegantly fashionable xx

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How to get flawless skin on face?

I have acne scars and uneven skin tone on my face. I have been trying different products but didn’t get any results. I am firm believer of natural skin care and organic products and started searching on Google and on Youtube. I have discovered many bloggers and vloggers are talking about rosehip seed oil. Since I have oily skin I was bit hesitant on using oils but I saw few bloggers and vloggers mentioning it also works for oily skin and does wonders to the skin. Being a blogger I generally trust my fellow bloggers so started researching about the benefits of rosehip seed oil and if it can be used on oily skin.

After few searches on Google, I found out that rosehip seed oil is recommended to treat scarring from acne breakouts.If you are wondering what is Rosehip oil, then it’s basically pressed oil that is extracted from the seeds of wild rose bush. It’s a light oil and rich in vitamin A, Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6. Rosehip seed oil helps promote healthy skin and delays the effects of aging on skin. It also helps to reduce scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. Since the oil is very light it is easily absorbed and can be used daily.
After reading all the benefits I decided to go and buy rosehip seed oil. I wanted 100% organic natural product so I chose Trilogy 100% certified organic rosehip seed oil.

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It’s a great product. I have been using this since 2 weeks and definitely have had visible results. I apply 3 drops twice daily after cleansing my face and neck. Since I have oily skin I don’t need to put a moisturizer afterwards and it’s not at all greasy and absorbs quickly. Also I dab some extra drops on my acne scars. I would definitely suggest all you ladies to give it a try.

I’ll be very happy to receive your feedback and comments.
Debonita x

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What’s in my make-up bag?

These products are part of my daily make-up routine and are staple in my make-up bag. I absolutely love them and cant live without them. Check them out ladies and let me know your feedback. x

What's in my makeup bag?

Lancôme
£15 – neimanmarcus.com

Benefit eye shadow
£13 – bloomingdales.com

The body shop
£8.91 – thebodyshop-usa.com

The body shop
£8.91 – thebodyshop-usa.com

Mac cosmetics lipstick
£9.91 – maccosmetics.com

MAC Cosmetics clear lip gloss
£9.91 – nordstrom.com

Rimmel eye liner
£3.30 – asos.com

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