Natural Beauty Product Review:U little Beauty Foaming Cleanser

 

U Little beauty cleanser

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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Embracing Floral Print Zara Blouse

 

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Blouse: Zara, UK 8

   Jeans: Topshop Petite, UK 10

Shoes: Barratt, UK 3

Happy Monday Everyone!

Since florals have been big this season I thought of wearing a floral top with my usual jeans. I love bright colours and floral prints. Most of my floral print blouses are from Zara even though they don’t have a petite section their size 8 does fit me quite well. I the feel the yellow/orange print compliments my skin tone quite well. What do you think ladies? If some of you are not too much into colours or getting scared that wearing a floral print would eat you up. Here’s my tip for us petite ladies, go for small prints as they look perfect and don’t overwhelm our petite frame. Experiment with different colours and find the one that compliments your skin tone. If you are buying online I would suggest to first go to your nearest mall and try different colours first before ordering something online. Often the colours look different on a computer screen.

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Hope you find my above tips helpful. Coming back to the outfit, I love wearing jeans so I paired this up with bright floral top. I was going out for brunch so this was perfect for me.

Do you ladies shop in Zara? How do you find Zara?

Stay Elegantly Fashionable

xx

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SS14 Petite Clothing Trend:Lace

Lace Embrace:Petite Edit

Green skater dress
newlook.com

Minuet Petite tea party dress
houseoffraser.co.uk

Dorothy Perkins lace tee
£17 – dorothyperkins.com

Topshop short sleeve top
£46 – topshop.com

Coral skirt
newlook.com

Dorothy Perkins petite skirt
£23 – dorothyperkins.com
Lace is among this seasons hottest trends. When I think of lace the words that come in to my mind are romance, elegance and sensuality . Lace is very lady like and elegantly fashionable, perfect for the brunch date or cocktails with the girls. I have been browsing around the web to incorporate the lace trend in my petite clothing closet and found few great finds.
I have created a selection of tops, skirts and dresses apt for a day time look for this spring/summer season. The above set has been carefully curated from petite range of different retailers to help us petite ladies incorporate the lace trend in our petite clothing closet. My personal favourite is the Dorothy Perkins petite skirt.
Hope you like my curated items. Do leave your feedback.
Stay elegantly fashionable xx
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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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SS14 Petite Fashion Trend: Floral

Hi Ladies,

I went to London Fashion Weekend back in February and one of the key trends for spring summer 2014 is Flower Power. Since I am a petite girl I try to buy clothes from Petite section of retailers. Fit and height of petite clothing is very important for us petites. So I have done some research and created a selection of floral tops from petite ranges of different retailers. You can find the retailer information below the image.

Flower Power Trend for Petites

Dorothy Perkins t shirt
£17 – dorothyperkins.com

Dorothy Perkins petite tank top
£13 – dorothyperkins.com

Short sleeve shirt
newlook.com

Dorothy Perkins vest
£13 – dorothyperkins.com
My personal  favourites from the selection is the Dorothy Perkins t shirt and vest. I absolutely love floral prints and  it has been the key trend in London and Paris Fashion Week this year. I am a big supporter of retailers with petite range and I feel there is need for more retailers to cater to the petite clothing market especially here in the UK.
Do let me know ladies what are your thoughts? I love hearing from you.
Hope you guys enjoyed the post.
Stay elegantly fashionable xx
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Petite Style :Walking in the woods

 

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Hello Everyone! Apologies for not being able to post regularly as I promised. The last few weeks went in preparation for Petite Fashion Week event in London, Miami and Dallas. I will soon put up pictures on the blog for you ladies to enjoy. It was a great turn out and hope all you petite ladies will join us for the next one.

The weather has been kind here in the U.K  for few days now so I headed for a walk in the woods last weekend. I love walking outdoors especially mountain side. There are few nice woodlands around where I live, so I headed  for a walk to enjoy the greenery. When I was deciding what to wear for the walk, I was looking a for comfortable jeans, short jacket and wedge sneakers. Since I am petite I always wear heels, so the wedge sneakers are a great option for us petite ladies.

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Jacket:Zara,Top:Primark, Jeans:Topshop, Sneakers:Online shop(similar here)

My petite clothing for the walk was from Topshop, Zara and Primark. Zara however doesn’t do petite range but I love their clothes and try to intelligently find items that would fit my petite frame. Topshop has a great range of petite clothing. So ladies, I would definitely suggest to check them if you haven’t yet.

Hope you enjoyed the post and do leave your feedback.

Stay elegantly fashionable!

#Petite & #Proud

Debonita

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

Organic Natural Beauty Product

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.

Photo from Feb 2014 Photo Stream-3

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.

Photo from 15 Jan 2014

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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Topshop Petite Jeans & Crop Top teamed up with Winter Coat

Hello everyone!

Apologies for not posting regularly for the last couple of months. As you all know, I founded Petite Fashion Week which took up most of my time and also I went away for my destination wedding. I do promise to post regularly from now on and keep you lovely ladies informed of all things petite and my personal style.

newJeans: Topshop Petite

Top:Topshop Petite

Dress: Lilybridal

Long Necklace: Accessorize

I bought this petite jeans and crop top from Topshop and I am quite happy with my purchase. The jeans length is quite good however it’s not perfect as I am just 5 feet. The top fits perfectly well and I am in love with the colour. I feel it complements my complexion very well. The top goes very well with the blue jeans as well. I teamed up this outfit with a Benetton Coat which I bought from Paris. It fits perfectly and sits above the knees which is a bonus! I am sure all you petite girls agree with me how difficult is to get a coat that fits well on our petite frame. I did carry my usual tote black bag but I also experimented the look with a small black clutch bag. Both bags matched very well with this out fit.

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 Bag: Bennetton, Paris

Shoes: Barratt UK Size 3

silver prom gown

Clutch Bag: Accessorize

I combined a quite a few colours for this look, which worked to my favour. My shoes for this look is UK size 3 black court shoes from Barratts.

All the clothes in this look are from petite section of different retailers. I do tend to buy clothes from petite sections, as being petite it’s absolutely imporant to wear clothes that have good fiiting.

I hope you ladies liked the outfit post. Do leave your comments as I love to hear from you guys.

Stay elegantly fashionable

xx

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Petite Fashion Week Networking Event 2014

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Come celebrate with me the second edition of Petite Fashion Week!

Petite Fashion Week Networking event is first of its kind in the UK, supporting the UK Petite Fashion industry and bringing together petite designers/retailers, bloggers and consumers under the same roof.

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Program for the evening is below:

6:30pm -7:30pm– Petite Styling Masterclass conducted by Jess Jeetly of Jeetly Petite & Denise Estcourt of Damson Belle Image Consultants.

7:30pm- 8:00 pm– Taking care of your skin naturally conducted by Rebecca Goodyear (voted fifth most influential Natural Beauty Personality of the year)

8:00-8:30pm– Break

8:30pm-9:30pm – Petite Market Place-Showcase of Petite fashion retailers & beauty brands. There will be opportunity to buy fashion and beauty products at the event.

One lucky guest will win a designer pair of shoes sponsored by The Petite Shoe Boutique.

Guests will enjoy complimentary nail services sponsored by Nice Nails Baby.

Guests will get the opportunity to take part in a competition and win prizes sponsored by Kukee Jewellery and Prairie Charms.

So come on ladies, connect in person with like-minded petites, share inspiration and experiences, forge relationships with quality and raise awareness regarding Petite Fashion.

Tickets are limited, RSVP now on https://pfne2014.eventbrite.co.uk

Spread the word with hashtag #petitefashionweek

Food and drinks available on purchase from the venue.

#Petite & #Proud

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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