Sunday, January 14, 2018

What's In My Good Green Box?




Hi guys! I recently received the Good Green Box prize I won in their Instagram giveaway towards the end of last year, and thought I'd run through what was inside! It's always exciting opening up a box when you don't know the contents, and I was pleasantly surprised with the natural beauty products and samples in this edition, despite the lack of an information sheet about the products included. Let's have a look!

Wotnot Facial Wipes for Normal/Sensitive Skin
This pack of 5 wipes will certainly come in handy as I seem to go through wipes like nobody's business! They contain certified organic aloe vera, rosehip and sweet almond oils and are free from drying chemicals. I've tried these before as they came in the March Good Box (read my thoughts on that here) and love their effectiveness and lovely fragrance.

3/F/B Rose Tonic Facial Astringent
I haven't heard of this brand, so hopefully I've typed it correctly as there's no info sheet and it's not on the Good Green Box website! Anyway this product excites me as I've just finished the Akhal Organic Rose Hydrolat from the July Good Green Box and absolutely loved it! I imagine this is similar, being a facial astringent with a rose scent. Can't wait to start this little bottle!

Springfields Lavender Soothing Facial Cream
This comes in quite a luxe-looking brown glass jar and is a fairly generous size, however the scent is quite subtle. Lavender is normally one of those overpowering scents for me, so it's probably good that this has a mild fragrance. Lavender is thought to help you sleep, so I imagine this would be great to pop on before bed.

Fresh Face Skin Mystery Product
Hello mystery product! This is literally a white plastic tub that says Fresh Face Skin on the lid and that's it, no further labelling. Nor is it on the Good Green Box website under any of the Skincare sections. I just Googled and Fresh Face Skin is the brand name and they seem to mainly sell overnight healing creams, so that might be what this is. Who knows!

Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste
This 100% natural deodorant paste contains shea butter, coconut oil and camelia tea oil and the essentials oils of peppermint, cajaput, mandarin, clove, rose, geranium, lime, lavender and cedarwood. I'm not the biggest fan of natural deodorants, but I'll always give something a go. And this does smell quite pleasant!

Pukka Matcha Green Teabags
I received two Pukka teabags from the Matcha Green range, one Clean and one Supreme. The clean one is described as 'a fresh burst of pure organic green tea with a luscious lemony lift', whilst the supreme version is 'a vital wellspring of organic whole leaf green tea and the finest matcha.' Lord knows I drink too much coffee, so I can't wait to get some healthy green tea into me!

Bondi Wash Hand Cream and Body Lotion
I love the designs on the front of theses sample sachets! The Tasmanian Pepper & Lavender Hand Cream uses Australian plant-based botanicals to naturally soothe your hands, and the Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary Body Lotion blends all-natural active botanicals with Australian Flame Tree for soft, moisturised skin. I will be doing a February Sample Challenge, so I'm saving up all my sachets to go hell for leather next month and see how many I can use up. Stay tuned  for a blog post on that!





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Disclaimer: This box was won in a Giveaway and there was no obligation to blog about it. Reviews are my honest opinion. There are no affiliate links in this post. Please see the Disclosure page for further information.

Are you a fan  of natural beauty products? What's your favourite product from this lot?

Friday, January 12, 2018

LUSH 50% Off Haul!




Hi guys! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I went a bit crazy at the Lush Boxing Day Sale (cough $70 later cough). This is the second year running that I didn't get in-store 'til five or so days after the sale started, and while some half price items had run out, there was still  plenty of discounted Christmas stock to choose from. I missed out on my beloved Rose Jam shower gel, so compensated by grabbing a Garden Party gift that contained Rose Jam and a couple of other goodies. Being the school holidays, my son was with me, so I was distracted and dealing with complaining after a while, which didn't help, but I bribed him with a Bubble Spinner (he's obsessed with fidget spinners) which unfortunately wasn't marked down. Other than that, I tried to get new-to-me goodies, for a bit of excitement! Here's what I got!

My Haul!
~ Bubble Spinner Re-Usable Bubble Bar
~ Twilight Shower Gel
~ Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar
~ Layer Cake Soap
~ Miranda Soap
~ Candy Cane Roulade
~ Pop In The Bath Bubble Bar
~ Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
~ ThunderSnow Bath Bomb
~ Garden Party Gift (contains Rose Jam Shower Gel 100g, Ro's Argan Body Conditioner 45g, Snow Cloud Soap 100g)






You may be interested in Ho Ho Ho, It's The LUSH Christmas Range!


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Mani Monday: Sally Hansen Color Therapy!*




What do you get when you have insomnia and have exhausted all your Candy Crush turns? A blog post written at 2:30am, that's what! On the weekend I painted my nails, for the first time in weeks. It felt good to give my nails a break, but at the same time I feel so much more 'me' with a bit of colour on the claws!




This is Ohm My Magenta (380)* from the Sally Hansen Color Therapy range, which I was kindly sent at the end of last year, along with two other burgundy beauties, which I'll be trialling in due course. I was sure the 'm' in Ohm was a typo, but no, it's supposed to be there. This is a really flattering, sexy deep red with a hint of purple, and let me say, it's a confidence booster!




If you're not familiar with Sally Hansen's Color Therapy formula, it's best described as a polish that 'cares while you wear.' It contains three nourishing oils; acai, argan and evening primrose, that are absorbed into the nail plate while you wear. There's no need for a base coat. Just apply and your nails are treated to the goodness of the oils whilst looking vibrant with colour. Personally I love this formula; aside from the treatment benefits, it applies smoothly and easily, wears well and the colours are rich and opaque. For this mani, I've only applied one coat. Also, the flat brush makes application a breeze, as the bristles cover a lot of nail area, cutting down on the amount of strokes needed to completely cover a nail. Here's a feature I did on the Pampered In Pink mani from the Color Therapy range, if you're keen to see another shade!




You may be interested in 30 Minute Manicure Routine

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Have you tried the Sally Hansen Color Therapy range? What nail colour are you loving lately?