The Plant Kind Natural Skincare Products

Monday, 16 July 2018

The Plant Kind is a plant-based skincare and body care company that only uses natural ingredients for their products and 70% of their ingredients are also organic. They are cruelty-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

I have three products to show you today and one of them is their best seller so without further ado, let's discover the plant kind world.

Let's talk about the packaging before we getting into the goodies. Like their brand name, the packaging is lovely and green, very "plant friendly" and you can even reuse some of the containers which is a plus.

Botanical Skin Rejuvenation Mist is one of the best sellers on the website and I can see why because it is refreshing, hydrating and calming. It smells like cucumber and very light and pleasant plus the mist is fine. This is, in my opinion, a must-have for summer as you can spray anytime, anywhere for a little pick-me-up glow or when it's hot to cool you down a bit. I store mine in the fridge so the mist becomes extra cooling.

The Plant Kind was also kindly sent over 2 of their serums for me to try and they are again, great for summer use as both of them give this cooling, hydrating and soothing effects to the skin. The Soothing Juice Serum smells just like the mist and it has Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Apple Extract and Organic Aloe Juice to soothe and cool the skin. It is a white gel that as soon as you rub it into the skin, it turns to a watery consistency, very hydrating, slightly tacky but it does go away after a while. I love how cooling it feels on the skin and if you have oily skin, this is all you need for summer but if you have dry skin, you can layer a face oil on top.

(left: Daily Reparative Serum, right: Soothing Juice Serum) 

(left: with nothing on, right: I hope you can see that the serums make my hand much brighter and smoother)

As for Daily Reparative Serum, it is an off-white gel with a watery consistency just like the soothing serum but it has Organic Seaweed Extract, Organic Spirulina, Rosehip and Argan Oil to deeply nourish the skin for that more plumped effect. It is suitable for all skin types but it's targeted for dry and mature skin. I am enjoying both of the serums at the moment because of their soothing and cooling nature which is just perfect for summer.

All in all, I give 4.5 out of 5 for the products and if you want to try something from the brand, these make a great start.

*PR samples 

1001 Remedies Sleep Well Ritual

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

A good night sleep is something that we all need and in some cases want because, in today's hectic world, most of us don't fall asleep easily or suffer from insomnia due to busy work schedules or just busy life in general. I, for some time now, have been having difficulty to sleep well because of baby duties and work etc. and I wake up even more tired and just don't feel like doing anything if I'm honest. I think we can all agree that if one doesn't sleep well, it would affect mood, work and sometimes even health. 

I was well stressed a few years back because I was struggling with being a new mum, and my busy work schedules didn't exactly help either so I couldn't sleep and even if I did fall asleep I'd wake up very often during the night for no reason at all, and it really affected my mood, my temper and I even felt depressed at some point and that was when I realised that things needed to change so, I started taking natural herbs that would help with relaxation, herbal teas and other vitamins just for general health. I also started doing yoga, meditation and other exercises and that made me feel much more energised and ready for my day. I now eat healthy as well, a lot more greens, fruits and nuts instead of junk food and honestly, I've never felt better. Sometimes, I would go for a walk after dinner and have a relaxing bath before bed with essential oils and that really helped in terms of falling asleep quickly. 

I have also been enjoying the sleep well ritual by 1001 Remedies which consists of 2 products: Aromatherapy PurAir Purifying Room Spray and Good Night Sleep Relaxing Balm. If you have been following me for a while, you'd know that the Room Spray is one of my all-time favourite feel-good products. I have been using it for a long time now as it smells heavenly. The cinnamon, peppermint mixed with other relaxing essential oils smell so good which makes it a magic in a bottle. I have a full review on the spray so I'm not gonna go into details here but I highly recommend checking it out, trust me, you won't be disappointed. 

The Good Night Sleep Relaxing Balm is an aromatherapy balm that's made with 10 different organic oils including St. Johns Wort oil-melissa-neroli which helps to deeply relax and sleep well during the night. I love that it has a super smooth texture, it smells amazing, and the fact that it's in a balm form but most importantly, it helps to wind down and puts me in a relaxing mood. 

If you struggle with a good night sleep, try to do what I've been doing ie. yoga and meditation in the morning even just 10 minutes, eat healthy food, take a bath before going to bed to relax your body and mind and perhaps trying the Sleep Well Ritual by 1001 Remedies. It's very easy to cooperate these 2 products into your nighttime routine. All you have to do is spray PurAir on your pillowcase before taking a bath so that the relaxing scent can develop well, and after the bath, you can apply the balm on your pressure points like your wrist, chest to further relax. 

So there you have it guys, these are my ways for a good night sleep and I hope you have enjoyed it. Remember: nothing is better than a good night sleep so just relax and enjoy life. 

*PR samples

Cinnamon Jones Skincare

There's just something about skincare that's made by hand in small batches as it's genuine, natural and shows the passion of the person who's behind it. I was lucky to be sent 4 products by Cinnamon Jones who blends all the products by hand with all natural ingredients and after 3 weeks of trying, I'm pretty obsessed with them, especially the Lip Scrub and Body Oil

The lip scrub smells like cinnamon and it's rich, it's effective and it's affordable. This is way better than some of the high-end lip care brands I've tried in the past. I highly recommend if you are looking for a good natural lip scrub. It reminds me of the LUSH one which is one of my all-time faves but with a fraction of the price of course. (€4)

The body oil is made with Jojoba, Macadamia and Vitamin E oil with a hint of Peppermint and Vanilla. It's so refreshing for this time of the year and it's light yet nourishing on the skin. I love the gorgeous golden colour as well and it retails for €12 which is a total bargain for such a nice product. 

I'm also enjoying the Face Oil at the moment as it's light, absorbs fast and feels smooth on the skin. It has Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Palmarosa to deep nourish the skin and smooth out fine lines. It has this light somewhat candy scent to it which is very pleasant and it's suitable for sensitive skin. It retails for €9.50.

Last but not least is the good old Shea butter based body butter. Shea butter is well known for its nourishing property and Cinnamon Jones also added some soothing essential oils and other plant-based nourishing oils for that super hydrating effect. I normally just apply body oil after my shower but if I really want that supermodel glow, I'd apply this after. It just gives the most gorgeous glow to my skin the natural way of course which is something I much prefer. It retails for €9.50. 

I give 5 out of 5 for the products and even though the packaging isn't as luxe, it's what's inside that counts. Am I right?

*PR samples 

Pure Purpose Natural Skincare and Bodycare

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Pure Purpose is a UK based natural cosmetic company who believes in the power of plants that could cure, heal and take care of our precious skin. All of their products are made with love and natural driven ingredients without any preservatives and it's cruelty-free. 

I was kindly sent 6 of their best-selling products to try and after almost 3 weeks of testing, it's safe to say that I'm in love with every single one of them. But there's one particular product that stands out the most which is the Lava Wrap Detox Skin Mask. It has Maple syrup which is very unusual for a face mask, well at least for me it is. I've never used anything that has syrup in it and it feels so good on the skin plus it smells lovely. It also has Vitamin C, Amino Acids and other skin beneficial ingredients to nourish, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. My skin appears healthy and hydrated after. I'm totally in love with it. If there's one item to recommend from the entire range, it'd be this one. 

My other favourite product, well products, are these body/face coffee scrubs. I have Wheatgrass & Lemongrass, Seaweed & Eucalyptus as well as Tumeric & Orange. All 3 are lovely but my absolute favourite is Seaweed & Eucalyptus. It's so fresh and minty which is perfect for summer. My skin loves coffee scrubs as they are effective when it comes to eliminating dead skin cells plus I love the smell of coffee. These are "dry formula" scrubs so make sure putting on a body butter or an oil after. I don't recommend using these as face masks just because I don't like actual granules for my face but for the body, these are amazing. They retail for £4.90 a piece, such a bargain for what you get. They've also won Beauty Shortlist Awards this year so I highly recommend checking them out. 

Next up, we have Anti-ageing Face Oil. You guys know how I feel about face oils right? They are necessary and way more nourishing than face creams. This particular one has Jojoba oil, Plum kernel oil, Hemp seed oil, Hazelnut seed oil, Pomegranate seed oil, Walnut seed oil, Macadamia nut oil, Lemon seed oil and Parsley seed oil. Every ingredient is undeniably amazing, but together they are perfect in terms of nourishing the skin without being greasy and it smells amazing like sweet almond milk. It's such a joy putting it on day and night and it's also great for mixing in with foundations for that dewy, glow-from-the-within look.

Last but not least: Lemon Breeze Natural Deodorant Cream. This is a shea butter based deodorant cream and it has a soft texture, spreads easily and I love that it also has Vitamin E in it. It has a slight lemon scent, not strong at all so it's suitable for sensitive skin. I sweat heavily in the summer but this does keep my sweating at bay so I recommend checking it out if you are on a hunt for a decent deodorant. 

If you can't tell already, I love Pure Purpose. Their products are natural, effective and affordable. what's not to like right? 

*PR samples 

Laidbare Skincare and Bodycare - Naturally inspired Beauty

Monday, 11 June 2018

A few weeks back, I was sent some gorgeous products by Laidbare who is a UK based skincare and body care company that creates beauty products with natural ingredients and affordable price. To be honest, the packaging draws my attention the most when I first got them as every product has its own unique funny name to describe what it is which in my opinion, is very clever and fun. 

I got 4 full-size products and a couple of samples to try and I have to say that some of them are definitely a keeper but some of them are a miss. I guess I'll start with something that I actually like: Scrub a Dub Dub. I love the name by the way and I love the refreshing scent thanks to Grapefruit Seed Extract. This is a lovely product to use in the morning not just because of the scent but also the fact that it is a 2-in-1 product so it saves you time. You can use this every day as your shower gel plus it gives a gentle exfoliation to keep your dead skin at bay. It's not something you wanna use as a weekly "treatment" type of scrub such as coffee scrubs because it's not "harsh" enough but as a daily shower product, it is simply lovely. And speaking of shower scrub, I have another favourite to recommend which is by the brand What's In It For Me...?. (What a name huh?!) This shower scrub smells amazing and that's really the reason why I love it so much because it smells of Jasmine, which is one of my all-time favourite scents. It has Walnut Shell so it exfoliates while cleansing your body. Both are lovely and gentle enough to use on a daily basis, it just depends on what scent you prefer. And speaking of scent, I have been pairing the body cream by What's In It For Me...? with the shower scrub because it smells so good. It's a light moisturiser I would say so it's perfect for summer but one thing I don't like is that it has Mineral Oil in it. Personally, I don't care for products that have this ingredient but that's just me so if you are okay with it, you need to try this body cream. It smells so good. 

(Scrub a Dub Dub and Shower Scrub by what's in it for me)

Another favourite of mine by Laidbare is Pack Your Bags Eye Cream. Ahh, I love the name! I found that this eye cream moisturises without being heavy and it really does lighten and tighten my under eye area. A little tip while using this cream: try to pat and dab instead of rubbing as it gives the best result this way. It retails for £7.99 which is a bargain. I know that a lot of people skip eye creams because they are expensive to buy so if you are on a budget, this is it for you. 

I have been enjoying the DIY Two in One cleanser and Toner mostly in the shower because it's quick and easy to use plus it doesn't foam that much. You guys know how I feel about foam cleansers but I do like to use it in the summer on one condition: it has to be lightly foamed and this is like that. By the way, I don't know what's the deal with the 2-in-1 cleanser+toner thingy because it's not a toner but as a face cleanser, this is not bad at all. It retails for £6.99. Again, it's a bargain! 

I guess the only product I don't really care for is the For Richer For Porer Mask, such a clever name by the way but not so much for my skin. It's rather drying if I'm honest, and I don't care for the granules that are in it but that being said if you have oily skin, I think you will like it. 

The last product I have is Hair today, Gone Tomorrow Hair Minimising Moisturiser. Now, the problem is that I'm not a hairy person. I've never shaved my legs, not trying to brag or anything but I was born this way so I guess I'm pretty lucky in this matter so I can't tell you if this product is good or not but I've asked my cousin to try and she basically hasn't noticed any difference yet so I'll keep you posted and update this post later on. It retails for £6.99 which is really rather cheap so if you are curious, just buy and try it! 

(left to right: For Richer For Porer, Scrub A Dub Dub, DIY, Hair Today Gone Tomorrow and Pack Your Bags) 

That's it guys, this is my review on some of the Laidbare products. I know I also throw in a couple of What's In It For Me...? products but in my defence, these are also pretty lovely so I want to share them with you. I hope you enjoy it and I'll see you same time next week. 

*PR samples 

Kathy Sue-Ann's Handmade Natural Organic Skincare pt.2

Sunday, 3 June 2018

First of, if you haven't seen pt.1 of Kathy's goodies reviews, you are gonna want to click here as she does some of the best/affordable skincare products in today's green beauty world, and that being said, her Rosehip Serum is hands down one of the best serum oils I've tried so I've picked up another one and being the awesome person she is, she also sent me her latest launch Vitamin C serum and 3 of her new masks to try. NB: I paid with my own money for the Rosehip Serum after finishing up the PR sample because it is that good. I have tons of face oils in my collection as you all know, so paying my own money to get another one says a lot about how fabulous the product is.

If you haven't tried her Rosehip Serum Oil aka. Organic Rejuvenating Face Oil, you are missing out. It is light in texture but "rich" in terms of how it performs on the skin. It leaves the skin soft, hydrated and plumped. It has rosehip oil, jojoba oil, carrot seed oil, lavender oil etc. to nourish and sooth the skin. I love this stuff so much. Kathy has recently changed her packaging but it is still the same formula. #differentoutfitbutthesamegoodoldsoul 

(new vs. the old packaging) 

Vitamin C serum has been a big buzz in the beauty world for quite some time now and I can see why companies keep launching this type of products because Vitamin C is good for lightening up dark spots, scars and it's also a great anti-ageing ingredient, and that's why I was so excited to try Kathy's Vitamin C Serum. It's not what I expected at all actually in terms of the texture. It's a liquid rather than a gel. I don't know why I thought it was a gel but it's like water. You need to get a generous amount then pat onto your skin till it's fully absorbed. It has no scent and feels quite tacky on the skin if I'm honest but just for a few seconds. I don't know what exactly it does to my skin but I think everyone should have a vitamin c based product in their skincare routine for general skin health. This one has aloe vera as the main ingredient which is great for sensitive skin as it soothes while delivering that antioxidant benefit to your skin. Do you know that Vitamin C also promotes collagen production? 

As for her masks, they are all in powder form and can be mixed with water or your favourite toners to be activated. One thing I love about these DIY masks is that I can mix and match depending on what my skin needs and I can even add other ingredients like honey, aloe, yoghurt or anything you like. 

My favourite in the collection is her Nourishing Face Mask. I like the scent, I like how it makes my skin feel after and how hydrating it is. I also enjoy her Soothing Face Mask but for a dry skin girl like myself, I think Nourishing is the one to go for. Youthful Glow is also good but I don't like the scent to be honest. It's too "potent" for my like but if your skin needs a bit of the glow, definitely give this a try. 

You can purchase her Youthful Glow Face Mask here, but the other 2 are not yet launched so make sure you follow her IG page for launching date. One thing I want to mention is that a starter kit is included when you purchase any of her face masks including a mixing bowl, a bamboo spoon and a face brush. How thoughtful! 

*PR sample except for the oil which I paid with my own money. 

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