5 Natural Nail Polishes for Spring

20 Apr 2017

I tend to wear quite neutral nail polishes all-year round, with the exception of maybe a bright colour in Summer or a deep-red in Winter. However in Spring I'm 100% all about the neutrals so I thought I'd share five of my favourite natural polishes for Spring. I have a few brands that I especially like for nails including Zoya, Kure Bazaar and Maggie Anne.
I recently picked up the shade Laurel by Zoya which is a creamy pink shade with a hint of shimmer. I usually go for matte polishes however this has a very delicate pearlescent glitter running through it which is pretty but not too noticeable. The formula of this colour isn't the best that I've tried from Zoya and I would need at least two if not three coats to get a level and decent opaque finish.

Kure Bazaar have a gorgeous range of colours to choose from and whilst they are only 85% natural, I still love their polishes and I'm not that fussed when it comes to nails as I don't wear polish 24/7. I picked up the shade Nude which is pretty much as the name describes - nude. It leans more towards the cream/grey spectrum and looks really nice with a tan.

Another shade from Kure Bazaar which I absolutely adore is Or Rose. It's a metallic rose gold shade and looks really pretty as a full manicure or as an accent colour on your fourth finger with Nude or Jaspar (see below).

I received the Maggie Anne nail polish in Jasper in a recent Love Lula Beauty Box and I absolutely love it. The colour is gorgeous - the perfect nude with a hint of pink/mauve - and the formula of their polishes is great as you only need one or two coats for a completely opaque finish. I love it so much that I decided to pick up another Maggie Anne polish in the shade Emma which is a super pretty lilac shade. I wouldn't normally go for lilacs or purples but this has a slight pink hint to it and I've been loving it.

All of these natural polishes are available at Love Lula and range in price from £10.50 for Maggie Anne to £11.70 for Zoya and £15.00 for Kure Bazaar.

Amber

*Disclaimer: Products in this post have been sent to me for consideration for review. This in no way affects my thoughts or opinions on the products. I am always 100% honest.

Love Lula April Beauty Box

18 Apr 2017

Another month flown by, another beauty box to open! Love Lula's box is one of my favourites and still by far the most value for money in terms of natural beauty boxes on the market.

April's box is worth £44 and includes:

Madara AHA Peel Mask (full size)
This mask is worth £20 alone so you're already getting great value with just the first product. I'm a fan of this product and have gone through a couple of the travel size tubes.

Greenfrog Botanics Soapberry Handwash (travel size)
I've been using Greenfrogs Body Wash for a couple of weeks and enjoy it so I think the handwash will go down well too. This is in the Geranium & Peppermint scent and smells lovely.

Apples & Bears Pomegranate & Aloe Vera Body Wash (travel size)
I always love getting a body wash as they're handy to keep in the bathroom for when I run out, or for weekends away from home.

FOM London Hydra Plump Firm Cream (travel size)
This cream contains FOM's signature silk complex which is aimed at those who want to firm up their skin. I don't use anti-ageing products so I'll pass this onto my Mum as it's more suited for her skin type.

Marlenha Bloom Anti-Age Treatment (sachet)
Same as above. I've not heard of Marlenha before so it was lovely to discover a new luxury brand, even if the products aren't quite right for my age.

You can subscribe to Love Lula's Beauty Box for just £12.50 a month. With the box you also get a discount code for 20% off the brands featured in the box.

Amber

5 Natural Lipsticks for Spring

6 Apr 2017

Now that we're into Spring (yay!), I've been reaching for lighter pinks and corals for lipsticks. I have a couple of old-time favourites and some new ones in my collection.
Green People have recently launched their new Damask Rose lipstick and it's such a gorgeous shade. It is completely matte (you can pop their lip primer balm on underneath for a bit of sheen) but it isn't drying on the lips at all.

Ilia have a gorgeous range in various shades so you can't really go wrong with their lipsticks and conditioners. I've recently been using their lip conditioner in Blossom Lady which is fairly sheer but can be built up for a more pigmented shade. It's a gorgeous pink that would suit pretty much everyone and can be quickly applied before heading out the door!

Karen's Murrells lipstick's are ones that I've been meaning to try more of but the one shade I do have is Carnation Mist. It's a gorgeous pink that's super pigmented & creamy and is so pretty for Spring/Summer. This is probably the most noticeable shade out of all my picks but it's so, so pretty and I'm almost at the end of the tube!

Another one from ILIA is one of their lipsticks in a coral shade - Funnel of Love. This is gorgeous, and I especially love corals as they seem to suit my skin tone more often than pinks. This is matte and can be a little drying so I make sure to apply lots of balm before but it's a lovely nude-coral colour.

And last we have the Lip Sheer from Beauty Counter in the shade Petal which came in a Beauty Heroes box last year. This one is the easiest to apply as it's fairly sheer and more balm-y than the rest. It's a lovely pink and the packaging is the most stunning lipstick that I think exists in the green beauty world!

Amber

New In

4 Apr 2017

I've received a few new products recently that I couldn't wait to write about so I thought I'd pop them in my "new in" post. A couple are brands that are new to me, and a couple are brand new releases from brands I love.
Let's start things off with Babe Balm from Hero Beauty (the girls who brought you Clean Beauty Co). Their new product is a multi-purpose balm that's full of gorgeous ingredients and smells so good. "It looks like peach sorbet (that’ll be the Pink Sweet Potato extract) and smells like a tropical sunset (that’ll be the Brazilian Pequi oil)." It can be used as a highlighter, cleanser, moisturiser and anywhere on the body that needs smoothing. It's also vegan which is great as quite a lot of balms use beeswax!

Green People have released a brand new, absolutely gorgeous matte lipstick in the shade Damask Rose. This is such a lovely colour, a pretty nude with a hint of pink and it has a lovely texture. It isn't drying on the lips at all like some mattes can be, and this will definitely be a firm favourite in my collection! It launches officially today and you can get 15% off with code PERFECTNUDE

Handmaids Cosmetics are a new brand to me, coming all the way from Bulgaria. I was sent a couple of products including their Spirulina Body Scrub...I do love a good body scrub! This one has quite large salt crystals so it really works to remove dead skin and it smells amazing too thanks to the orange oil.

The next new brand to me is The Handmade Soap Company. They've been around a little while so I'm not sure how they've gone unnoticed but I was introduced to them via Love Lula. I'll be sharing a post on the Love Lula blog all about their products so keep an eye out for that in the next couple of weeks! I've been loving their Lemongrass & Bergamot Body Butter - it's solid in the jar but melts down onto the skin and it smells divine...perfect for Spring!

Amber
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